A recent press release
has informed us that with the release of today's Rock Band 2
DLC pack, Harmonix has met its goal of having over 1,000 songs
on the platform before the holidays. According to the presser, these tracks represent the work of 390 musical artists. The rhythm gaming community has downloaded over 60 million songs from the Rock Band
Music Store, which Harmonix has kept alive and kicking with new musical additions for 105 consecutive weeks.
To put this achievement in chronological terms, we'd estimate that the average length of these songs is, oh, about four minutes. By our calculations, a full playthrough of the Rock Band
catalog would take you two days, 18 hours and 40 minutes. Not accounting for the number of times you'll inevitably fail out on "Painkiller," of course.
Congratulations, Harmonix, on this rocking
accomplishment! Now, get back to work. That Paul Simon track pack isn't going to program itself.