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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.04
Exactly what it says on the tin: The Beatles: Rock Band, a game that was announced six months ago, now has a release date and some more information.

It will release on Wednesday, September 9-- 9/9/09-- for PlayStation 3, XBox 360 and Wii (the latter, it had been my previous understanding, was originally not going to get the game).

The game will run $59.99 for the standalone game (presumably the standard ten dollars cheaper for Wii, but that's not what it says); $99.99 for the standalone with guitars, and $249.99 for the limited edition premium bundle.

The number of master tracks on the disc, 45, is based on information that's six months old, so it could be more, who knows. And it's going to have songs spread out from their entire 1961-69 tenure with EMI Records.

Sign me up, baby.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.79
I'm confused. I'm happy for this game and all, but didn't Harmonix swear up and down that the Beatles game wasn't going to be part of the Rock Band franchise?



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.17
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    I'm happy for this game and all, but didn't Harmonix swear up and down that the Beatles game wasn't going to be part of the Rock Band franchise?
They did. They... lied? Or changed their minds?



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.36
They did, but I'm guessing MTV/EA had other ideas?

(edited by It's False on 9.3.09 0656)



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.70
And, what's the problem with it, anyway? Am I wrong or is the ONLY downside the fact that you won't be able to download individual songs for 1.99/ea, but then that is mitigated by the fact that you get all 45 songs at a much cheaper rate, just like the AC/DC track pack.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.11
I've played all the Rock Band games but never owned them. Can someone explain a few things? The instruments this game comes with, are they the same as the normal Rock Band instruments? $250 for the game with instruments seems like a lot, is this standard for a Rock Band game?
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.79
The last Rock Band kit sold for $189. The Beatles set is supposed to contain custom instruments modeled after instruments used by the individual Beatles. I have no idea why that constitutes a $60 price hike.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.70
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    The last Rock Band kit sold for $189. The Beatles set is supposed to contain custom instruments modeled after instruments used by the individual Beatles. I have no idea why that constitutes a $60 price hike.


I suspect that is because they are figuring that the average person who would buy Rock Band: the Beatles and didn't already own the Rock Band instruments is some middle-aged dude who would happily part with the extra $60 to be able to play the songs of his wasted youth.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
Fantasy RB: Beatles Line-up
(Difficulty: 25 songs + 15 "inspired by")

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
Come Together
Here Comes the Sun
The Long and Winding Road
Across the Universe
Hey Jude
Back in the USSR
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Helter Skelter
I Am the Walrus
Penny Lane
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day in the Life
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Taxman
Good Day Sunshine
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
Help!
Eight Days a Week
If I Fell
A Hard Day's Night
Love Me Do

The Decemberists - The Bagman's Gambit
Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Loves
of Montreal - Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror
Wilco - Side With the Seeds
ELO - Livin' Thing
The Kinks - Picture Book
Television - Marquee Moon
Gang of Four - Ether
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
George Harrison - I Got My Mind Set on You
John Lennon - Woman
Yoko Ono - Walking on Thin Ice
Wings - Live and Let Die

Well, THAT killed a half-hour of a monday. Time to go listen to some music.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.63
Are there really enough Beatles Guys to make this work?

I mean, I have known like 2 maybe 3 people who this completely caters to, and to be honest they aren't exactly video console people. So we're not just talking the hefty price tag on the game, but a console to go with it.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.17
    Originally posted by Lise
    Are there really enough Beatles Guys to make this work?
There's no way I'd bother buying the pretty instruments, but if they let me copy the songs into Rock Band 2 (like you can with the songs from the first Rock Band or the AC/DC Track Pack), I'll definitely buy the game.



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