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The peripheral-centric rhythm genre seems like it's been around for an eternity, doesn't it? In actuality, the genre went from relative obscurity to complete and utter saturation in just five years. From deep beneath a blanket of fake plastic instruments, it can be difficult to see where the innovation is going to come from next -- or, to put it more efficiently, it...

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Mad Catz sale includes FightSticks, Rock Band gear and more

If you've been in the market for an arcade stick, cheap wired controller or guitar with hundreds and hundreds of buttons on it, now may be the time to slap down some digitally represented dollar bills. Mad Catz has applied 37 to 69-percent discounts on a wide range of its peripheral offerings,...

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Rock Band Weekly: Soft Cell, REO Speedwagon and more

On February 12, Rock Band will add another eclectic mix of songs to its massive DLC set list, highlights of which include REO Speedwagon's "Keep on Loving You" and the intoxicating '80s cover of "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell....

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Rock Band Weekly: Iron Maiden, Queen, Great White, Avenged Sevenfold

As was the case a couple weeks back, every new track available for the Rock Band music store next week is a song off Harmonix's Rock Band Blitz. Reminder: All 25 tracks from the $15 Rock Band Blitz are compatible with Rock Band with purchase....

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Rock Band Weekly: Aerosmith

Some legendary Aerosmith tracks will be available next week on the Rock Band music store. "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion," both off the band's 1976 album Toys in the Attic, are joined by some other classics and two tracks from the band's 2012 album....

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Rock Band Weekly: Kelly Clarkson, Living Colour, Quiet Riot, Soundgarden

Every new track available next week on the Rock Band music store is a song off Harmonix's Rock Band Blitz. As a reminder, all 25 tracks on Rock Band Blitz are available for Rock Band with purchase. Also, Blitz is pretty fun for $15 and uses the Rock Band songs you already own....

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Rock Band Weekly: Rick Springfield

Here's one to ponder: Jessie is regularly a female name. Jesse is the male spelling. With that established, Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" takes on a different context, especially with a couple pronoun tweaks that we're sure Rock Band won't mind vocalists altering....

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Rock Band Weekly: Foster the People, Foo Fighters, Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

Two of last year's endlessly replayed tracks on American Top 40 radio come to the Rock Band music store next week. The ubiquitous "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People and "Moves Like Jagger" from Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera are ready to hit the Rock Band circuit for 2013. All tracks were...

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Rock Band Weekly: Andrew W.K., Fun., P!nk and Hot Chelle Rae

Andrew W.K. is gonna "Party Hard" on the Rock Band music store for Xbox 360 right before the New Year, while other consoles are going to have to wait a bit. Next week's update is December 30 on Xbox 360, but due to the update schedules of other consoles, the hard partying will need to be...

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Rock Band Weekly: Elton John

Living legend Elton John will have three tracks available through the Rock Band music store next week. Two tracks come off his 1974 album Caribou, with the third, 1983's "I'm Still Standing," already available with purchase of Rock Band Blitz....

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Rock Band Weekly: Toadies

Make up your mind and decide to walk around the Rock Band DLC pool for some Toadies tracks next week. The pack includes three songs off the band's platinum-selling album Rubberneck. Also, vocalists, prepare for some uncomfortably odd lyrics in "Possum Kingdom."...

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