Game Review: Rock Band 3

It’s hard enough to find a game sequel that is dramatically better than the original, and even more difficult to find a third installment that’s even better.

Maybe that’s why I was prepared for disappointment with Rock Band 3.

Hopeful? Yes, but I was also ready to be let down.

Fortunately, in all the ways that matter, Rock Band 3 is better than it’s predecessors, and if you’ll pardon the pun (if you play the game, you’ll understand) it delivers in Spades.

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Next Week’s Rock Band Tracks!

Guess I need to make sure to set some extra cash aside. Seriously, how can I ignore these songs?

Social Distortion – ‘Bad Luck’, ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Story of My Life
Steely Dan – ‘Black Friday’, ‘My Old School’
Disturbed – ‘Stricken’, ‘Stupify
Elvis Costello – ‘Radio Radio
The Replacements – ‘Kids Don’t Follow’

Looking over the list I see some of my favorite tunes of all time. Your mileage may vary, but if you’re not familiar with ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Story of My Life’, and most importantly ‘Radio Radio’… take my word for it, you’ll at least want to snag those three.

If you’d like an interesting read from former 1Uper Jeff Green, AND the bonus of seeing a clip of Costello performing ‘Radio Radio’ live on Saturday Night Live, just click here. I promise, it’s good stuff.

Next Week's Rock Band Tracks!

Guess I need to make sure to set some extra cash aside. Seriously, how can I ignore these songs?

Social Distortion – ‘Bad Luck’, ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Story of My Life
Steely Dan – ‘Black Friday’, ‘My Old School’
Disturbed – ‘Stricken’, ‘Stupify
Elvis Costello – ‘Radio Radio
The Replacements – ‘Kids Don’t Follow’

Looking over the list I see some of my favorite tunes of all time. Your mileage may vary, but if you’re not familiar with ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Story of My Life’, and most importantly ‘Radio Radio’… take my word for it, you’ll at least want to snag those three.

If you’d like an interesting read from former 1Uper Jeff Green, AND the bonus of seeing a clip of Costello performing ‘Radio Radio’ live on Saturday Night Live, just click here. I promise, it’s good stuff.

Rock Band 2 Bonus Songs (20 Of Them) Now Available

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If you were paying attention, the back of your Rock Band 2 instruction booklet (you know, INSIDE the case) has a code to get 20 free songs. Granted the songs are from virtually unheard of indie artists, but that’s how you discover new music… and what part of FREE didn’t you understand?

All you have to do is visit http://www.rockband.com/bonustracks and enter the code, verify your email, and wait for them to send you a code to enable the download the songs in XBLM or the PS Store.

The codes are now being mailed out, so if you were unaware of this promo (I know a lot of people that are) or you’ve been patiently waiting… now is the time.