anyways, here are the notes...
In what is quickly becoming a recurring theme around the holidays, Harmonix once again hosted a livestream to show off the latest DLC, as well as address some popular questions from the community. They even had a chance to field some relationship questions from several fans, which may or may not have been the most valuable takeaway.
The livestream started out with HMXChristine going over the most requested “songs” culled from rockband.com/request:
- Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
- Green Day – No Song Title Given (people just put in Green Day, without any song title… explains the demand for Green Day: Rock Band, I guess)
- Family Force 5 – Radiator
- Blink 182 – Always
- Erasure – Always
- Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction (the entire album was requested, no specific song)
- Kiss – Alive! (again, the entire album was requested, no specific song)
- Family Force 5 – Radiator (misspelled, I believe)
- Reel Big Fish – Beer
- Greyson Chance – Summer Train
You are probably thinking the same thing as myself: The community requests a LOT of random, potentially questionable, songs. It only gives further credence to claims that it might not be such a bad thing letting Harmonix incorporate our feedback with what they think would make the best DLC.
Anyway, they also listed the most requested artists, as well:
- Rick Astley
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Family Force 5
- Linkin Park
- Coheed & Cambria
This list looks a little better than the first one, but I didn’t know that there is such an appetite for Family Force 5 and Erasure. It’s entirely possible that a small group of people could be repeatedly requesting them and pulling a “Parents Television Council,” as it were. Harmonix let us know that the addition of the Facebook Rock Band dashboard app has given them another tool that compliments rockband.com/request and should help get more highly requested DLC into the game.
There wasn’t any new information coming from the fan-submitted questions, but @MrPope let us know that Harmonix will be hosting a panel at PAX East that will be a live taping of the Harmonix podcast. And to follow that up, @HMXHenry teased us with another special panel at PAX East that will be revealed by Penny Arcade themselves that will give us more information on the future of Rock Band. E3 is still the de facto event for unveiling major titles, but since Harmonix is based in Boston, and this is an event for fans of gaming, I wouldn’t be surprised to see SOMETHING revealed at PAX East. No word on if that may indeed be a precursor to a “Rock Band 4,” or if the franchise is going to be more of a “radical departure
,” so we’ll have to wait and see!
Feel free to speculate in the comments below!