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Video games, by design, are meant to impart fantasy; they let us make believe that we as people are more incredible than we actually are, or that there's more to the world around us than we realize. They're a way to bridge the gap between the possible and the impossible, and music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero help the musically unskilled escape their lack o...

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Matchbox Twenty adds more 90s alt-pop to Rocksmith 2014 setlist

The latest act to join guitar tutor Rocksmith 2014 is Matchbox Twenty, a band you'll recall from the soundtrack of nearly every romantic comedy released in the latter part of the 1990s. Included in this latest DLC offering are five songs: "Unwell," "Push," "3AM," "How Far We've Come" and "Sh...

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Alice in Chains DLC strums along with Rocksmith 2014

If you've already played the entirety of Rocksmith 2014's set list behind your back while your guitar was on fire ... well, maybe you should go on tour. Five songs from Alice in Chains have been added to its DLC lineup though, so you'll still have something to practice with when you're not on s...

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Smashing Pumpkins DLC adds Disarm, 1979, more to Rocksmith 2014

Just in time for everyone's favorite pumpkin-related holiday, Ubisoft has announced the addition of five Smashing Pumpkins tracks to Rocksmith 2014. Included in the pack are five of the band's biggest, mid-90s singles. "Today" and "Disarm" originally appeared on 1993's Siamese Dream, while "Toni...

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Holy sales, Batman! Arkham series and Metro lead this week's deals

If you're a PC gamer looking forward to Friday's release of Batman: Arkham Origins and have yet to scoop up the previous two entries in the series, now might be a good time to do so, as they're 75 percent off on Steam until Monday, 10 am Pacific. That makes Batman: Arkham Asylum just $5.00, and Bat...

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Rocksmith 2014 will be a 'fully responsive personal teacher'

Rocksmith 2014's lesson mode will explain the causes for a player's mistakes and offer advice on how to fix them, an update to Ubisoft's blog announced this week. While the original Rocksmith told players when they were making mistakes, Rocksmith 2014 will explain exactly what's going wrong. If...

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Steam belts out Rocksmith daily deal; Chivalry, Natural Selection 2 weekend deals

Rocksmith, Ubisoft's guitar tutorial software, is in the Steam daily sale spotlight today, down to $7.50 until 10am PT tomorrow. This sale doesn't mitigate the need for a Rocksmith Real Tone Cable, so you'll need to purchase that separately. Steam has also initiated its weekend deals, highlighti...

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Rocksmith serenades 1.4 million; Ubisoft teases news at E3

Since launching almost two years ago, Ubisoft's game of guitar studies Rocksmith has garnered 1.4 million sales. In the press release past the break, Ubisoft boasts it has sold 3 million DLC tracks to date and promises "exciting Rocksmith news" at E3 next week. Rocksmith was met with a mixed rec...

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Finally, those Maroon 5 songs you wanted are available in Rocksmith

Just in case the thing that prevented you from buying Rocksmith on Steam was the lack of Maroon 5 songs, we'll just remove that musical obstacle for you right here and now. Valve reports that "Misery," "She Will Be Loved," and "Harder to Breathe" have all been added to the game. You can buy each...

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Rocksmith coming to PC Oct. 16

Finally, you can use a computer for educational purposes. Rocksmith, the guitar teaching game originally released on Xbox 360 and PS3 by Ubisoft, is coming to Steam (and PC retail) October 16. There's a beta going on right now for pre-purchasers on Steam, though the digital version requires purchas...

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Rocksmith's Bass Expansion comes to PC on October 16

Ubisoft has announced that the Bass Expansion for its educational guitar game, Rocksmith, is arriving on the PC on October 16. The DLC pack, which includes bass tracks and teaching functions for either a standard 6-string guitar or a 4-string bass guitar, hit Xbox 360 and PS3 earlier this August. I...

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