Rock Band 3 drops to $20

Rockers on a budget will be happy to learn that the price of Rock Band 3 has been reduced to $20...

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Rockers on a budget will be happy to learn that the price of Rock Band 3 has been reduced to $20. Harmonix made the announcement yesterday, revealing the cut will hit the lone disc edition of the game on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.

The new price has already hit stores in North America, including the online shops for GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy.

Though the game is a solid simulation of the rock star life, by no means should you trash any room you're staying in. Your mom would be so disappointed in your behavior.

In December 2010, Harmonix became an independent company after financial losses led former parent company Viacom to sell the developer. Former Harmonix shareholders, including the studio's founders, are currently suing Viacom over an undisclosed amount of bonuses that had apparently never been paid out.

From The Chatty
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    April 6, 2011 9:45 AM

    Comment on Rock Band 3 drops to $20, by Xav de Matos.

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      April 6, 2011 9:46 AM

      o rly?

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      April 6, 2011 9:50 AM

      What...the....

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      April 6, 2011 9:53 AM

      ah disc only version, less shocking than first thought :P

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      April 6, 2011 9:55 AM

      BUY THIS GAME, FUCKHOLES. >:(

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        April 6, 2011 10:07 AM

        You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, Deathlove.

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        April 6, 2011 11:09 AM

        I want to, but I don't see much point without the keyboard, and I can't justify that expense right now. :-/

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          April 6, 2011 11:10 AM

          If you like RB2, RB3 is pretty much gameplay perfected. The sorting and online scoreboards make it so worth it, especially at $20!

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            April 6, 2011 11:14 AM

            i love RB3 but don't have friends over often enough to play :(

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              April 6, 2011 11:36 AM

              play online with us when we play!

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                April 6, 2011 11:45 AM

                first you badger people into golf games and now music games? I already have both, don't yell at me.

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            April 6, 2011 11:44 AM

            I just found out about turning off the drum fills. After having the game since near release. Come on!

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              April 6, 2011 1:30 PM

              what? how do you do that? i hate those things they break up whatever groove i muster up to that point

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                April 6, 2011 1:41 PM

                How would you activate starpower then?

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                  April 6, 2011 1:42 PM

                  overdrive, whatever

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                    April 6, 2011 2:13 PM

                    The green cymbal hit still shows up where it normally would, in addition to the original drum hits.

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          April 6, 2011 11:48 AM

          I find the keyboard pretty much impossible to play. Likely because I'm stupid.

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      April 6, 2011 9:55 AM

      I guess this is what you call a victory lap.

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      April 6, 2011 10:04 AM

      Nice

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      April 6, 2011 10:06 AM

      Oh interesting, really glad I didn't buy it over the holidays now. Might buy this at some point.

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        April 6, 2011 10:18 AM

        you should, it's a great game. i sadly don't put enough time into it :(

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      April 6, 2011 10:09 AM

      Wooooooo $_$

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      April 6, 2011 10:19 AM

      maybe I'll get it and the midi adapter now that they're popping up in stores

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      April 6, 2011 10:36 AM

      I think the genre has kind of run its course.

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        April 6, 2011 10:43 AM

        I kind of doubt that. I think it's more like the initial blast of popularity has died down and now the genre will settle into a smaller and more consistent niche.

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      April 6, 2011 10:40 AM

      I need the instruments though :(

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      April 6, 2011 10:40 AM

      Why is this a shocker? The series has clearly gone downhill. Both music games have gotten too diverse in their song selection. The result is something for everyone, but not a lot of the particular music you enjoy unless you just like quite a few genres.

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      April 6, 2011 10:41 AM

      why do they not have these games (Guitar Hero and all its variants too) as download titles yet?
      Not having to use a disc would seem very useful..

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        April 6, 2011 10:43 AM

        ready* as download..

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        April 6, 2011 10:58 AM

        Lego Rock Band is. However, you cannot export from the on-demand version like you can with the physical disc.

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      April 6, 2011 10:59 AM

      What's the fee to import your rockband 1 and 2 data into 3?

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        April 6, 2011 11:08 AM

        It just worked for me (if you've already done the export from rb1 to rb2).

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          April 6, 2011 11:38 AM

          There is an additional fee for RB2 disc songs -> RB3.

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            April 6, 2011 11:47 AM

            Oh, I didn't pay that. I should probably do it. I didn't notice I was missing any songs, but maybe because I have 270 already. I have a problem.

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              April 6, 2011 11:52 AM

              When you buy the crabcore song, that is when you know you have a problem.

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                April 6, 2011 11:57 AM

                But it could be fun hilarious the beginning of the end times a good prank to pull on you when I'm at your house next time.

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                  April 6, 2011 1:56 PM

                  Need to make sure to spend all my points and unlink my credit card before that :)

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        April 6, 2011 11:10 AM

        $5 for RB1, $10 for RB2.

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          April 6, 2011 4:02 PM

          You can even export the Lego Rockband songs to. Its down to $10 now and is alot like RB2.

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      April 6, 2011 11:03 AM

      btw Canadians, Bestbuy.ca is listing RB3 at $19.99 (in a rare move to match the US price). Futureshop doesn't seem to have a listing for the 360 version (lol), but it has the PS3 one for $49.99, so you could probably swing some nice price-match adjustment if you're inclined.

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        April 6, 2011 11:06 AM

        they also matched the american sale for 69.99 for the wireless n adapter this month. bestbuy.ca and gamestop have it on for 79.99

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        April 6, 2011 11:13 AM

        As stated in the post, this will be North America wide. GameStop and Best Buy in Canada have it at $20.

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          April 6, 2011 11:26 AM

          XAV, you know as well as the rest that the chatty crowd doesn't read these posts :)

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            April 6, 2011 2:37 PM

            They have no choice now thanks to nuShack.

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              April 6, 2011 2:38 PM

              Really? Still with this?

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              April 6, 2011 4:02 PM

              i use that N-FINITE script and it fills in some of the story in the post which makes more sense, IMO

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                April 6, 2011 6:41 PM

                Thats the N-FINITE script doing that? I thought the Shack actually made those descriptions happen with a fix. :x

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                  April 7, 2011 2:15 PM

                  haha, yeah right! they still have them posting summaries manually

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                April 6, 2011 8:17 PM

                Yeah, that's pretty much the reason why I have N-FINITE installed. I really like the integration.

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        April 6, 2011 4:20 PM

        Sold out online. WEAK

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      April 6, 2011 12:59 PM

      Anyone buy the Squier Guitar? Thoughts? Regrets?
      http://tinyurl.com/3mssds8

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        April 6, 2011 3:14 PM

        A music teacher that I talked to had it and was impressed, said he likes it a lot. Haven't played it myself.

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      April 6, 2011 2:23 PM

      Assuming you had nothing, what else would you need to get with this to play? Is there a pack with all the instruments?

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        April 6, 2011 2:30 PM

        no, you'll have to either get instruments separately or find the Beatles or Rock Band 2 packs

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      April 6, 2011 2:38 PM

      WHAT ABOUT EUROPE?!?

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        April 6, 2011 3:31 PM

        new Europe price announced. 80 eurodollaroons.