Manwell Pablo wrote:Hi all, I'm new, no need to bully me, I already have no self esteem and I have no dinner money as my parents are peasants I get free school dinners....there's nothing hear for you.
We only bully Frank because he likes Taylor Swift, so as long as your music taste isn't that shocking then you'll be safe
Manwell Pablo wrote:Now, Rock Band, I've had quite an absence from this game mainly due to me playing the first three to utter death and switching to PS4 at the end of last gen. Much as I love the game replacing what probably adds up to nearly half a grand of games instruments and DLC didn't really seem appealing. But as fate would have it some idiot offered to sell me a 1TB Xbox One with 25 games for £150 and I wasn't saying no to that.
Okay so because this involves music licencing this is where things get complicated. I will stick to just what is happening on Xbox to keep things simple...
Manwell Pablo wrote:So my question(s) are the back catalogue of 1,2,3, lego available for download (I assume all paid DLC is),
All songs you have previously bought are ready to download (except songs where the licence has expired and can't be sold any longer - music licencing typically lasts for 5 years and then they need to be renewed. Even these songs will come back eventually, in fact a handful have been fixed but they are taking longer because neither Sony or Microsoft had the infrastructure in place to provide downloads that couldn't be sold originally.
To get the downloads you are owed, go to the Xbox dashboard, find the RB4 tile, press the start button once (the button with the 3 horizontal lines on), select manage game, go down to "ready to install" and you'll probably have to wait a minute for it to populate. There you can download each song - packs and disc exports aren't bundled together anymore so you can cherry pick songs and avoid the ones you don't like if you so wish)
RB1, RB2, and Lego Rock Band exports have expired. If you have bought them previously which it sounds like you have then you can download them via the above method. If you didn't then you're SoL unfortunately but this year is Rock Bands 10th anniversary and some selective tracks are coming out as regular DLC for purchase each month for those that missed them. Keep an eye out!
Green Day Rock Band is also expired but has always been available as regular DLC anyway.
AC/DC Rock Band counts as a track pack and not an export. Track packs never expire to my knowledge as there is no furth purchase necessary. Just find a brand new disc with an unused download code.
Manwell Pablo wrote:
what exactly is this rivals malarkey, sounds like a rather interesting team version of FIFA's online seasons. And I am allowed to come and take this 10th spot your pimping out to friends?
Rivals is the first "expansion" for RB4. It came out in October on the first anniversary of RB4 and is themed around Rivalry. It also contains a small offline campaign you can play solo or with friends on the same console, 13 extra songs so far, a handful of clothing options, a few new venues as well as traditional online multiplayer. You will also have access to any future update this year running up to this October.
Basic bug fixes and menu improvements etc are available to everyone, even those who haven't bought the Rivals expansion.
Think of it as a cheaper, stripped down version of RB5, with less hassle of losing songs etc.
So it's not a requirement to buy it, you'll always be supported on the basic version of RB4 and you'll be able to play all of that DLC as well as the upcoming stuff in the future.
If you're buying it from a store, any branded Rivals copy of RB4 (including instrument bundles) comes with the Rivals download code. I think it's about £20 to download on it's own from the Xbox store but please check as that's just a figure I pulled out of my ass
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Oh and the spot is always available to a GRcade forum poster so yes it's yours! And we will always work a way to get others in too. We could probably split in to two groups if it came to it.