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Rocksmith dropping the bass on August 14

Thus far, Rocksmith's digital training chops have been restricted to the electric guitar, but starting later this month, would-be virtuosos will finally be able to slap some bass with a new expansion. The expansion promises to help bassists "improve their skills like 2-finger plucking, slapping,...

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Rocksmith is stone cold crazy for Queen DLC

If you've been waiting for the hammer to fall regarding Queen DLC in Rocksmith, we've got some good news. Five tracks from the group are now available, including "Keep Yourself Alive," "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Stone Cold Crazy," "Killer Queen" and, yes, "Bohemian Rhapsody." If you want it all (and...

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Ubisoft sued for patent infringement over Rocksmith technology

Guitar Apprentice sued Ubisoft last week for patent infringement on a "media system and method of progressive musical instruction" in USP 8,119,896. Guitar Apprentice filed this patent on October 12, 2010, while Ubisoft's Rocksmith launched on October 18, 2011 in North America and is due to hit...

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Rocksmith maintains its thrill with Blues Pack DLC

Ubisoft has announced a new round of downloadable content for Rocksmith. The Blues Pack DLC lives up to its name, adding three blues tracks to the available roster. Specifically, the pack includes "Soul Man" by the Blues Brothers, "Born Under a Bad Sign" by Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan and...

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Ubisoft dates Rocksmith for UK despite trademark issue

Ubisoft has issued a September 14 release date for its guitar teaching program Rocksmith in the UK. There's a small problem with that: Ubisoft hasn't actually cleared the trademark dispute that pushed the game into 2012 in the first place. "No agreement/deal has been reached and no meaningful...

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Rocksmith update adds user interface and lag tweaks

Have you felt like your Rocksmith-ing hasn't been as full of rock as it could be? Been having problems trying to navigate all those menus? The latest update aims to address your concerns and more. Perhaps the biggest feature being introduced is Lag Correction, an option that allows users to tweak...

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Rocksmith DLC: Don't Fear the Barracuda swimming through the Space Oddity

Rocksmith DLC takes a trip through time this week, with a trio of songs from the 60s and 70s. David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Heart's "Barracuda," and Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" have all been released as new downloadable content. The songs can be had for $3 apiece on either PSN...

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Amazon discounts select PS3 peripherals, active games

We don't mean these games will make you start taking hikes or playing bocce ball in the park or something. These are games Amazon has classified as active -- they require more input from the player than simply mashing a button or d-pad. Sometimes you have to, like, stand up to play these games. ...

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Rocksmith drops free holiday DLC

Just in time to prepare for your audition with the Transiberian Orchestra, Rocksmith is getting into the holiday spirit with the free Holiday Song Pack. The pack includes shreddable versions of "Carol of the Bells," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" and "We Three Kings." You can grab it from...

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12 Days of Joyswag: Rocksmith, Epiphone guitar, and Astro A40 headphones

Another year, another 12 days of holiday giveaways! Between now and Christmas Day, we're doing the one thing that makes us feel truly alive: giving. Specifically, we're giving you fine folks some of the swag we've managed to collect in our cluttered home offices. And the good will and merriment...

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