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Rocksmith is losing its religion, gaining REM DLC

The latest batch of DLC for Ubisoft's guitar tutor Rocksmith 2014 adds a handful of singles from early-90s college radio mainstay REM to a game that already boasts tracks from Oasis, Aerosmith and Weezer, among others. Included in the downloadable content release are five tracks: "Uberlin," "E...

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Rocksmith 2014 trailer plucks out its improvements

This Rocksmith 2014 trailer tours the game's improvements over the first title published by Ubisoft in 2011. 2014 sees a wide variety of changes, including a better note highway and lack of load times, Ubi says. Rocksmith 2014 will launch in October....

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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'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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Bastion sheet music now available for $0.00 through Supergiant

Bastion's soundtrack has received almost as much praise as the game itself, which earned a spot on our list of 2011's best games, among other accolades from consumers and industry folk. Its haunting vocals, 1800s gospel-esque melody lines and character-relevant lyrics are an exceptional work on th...

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Rocksmith: Schooled by rock

If I had Rocksmith when I was a kid, I would be a lot better off now. In 1995, I begged my parents to buy me a guitar. As you can imagine, I was swept up in the grunge fever that permeated a lot of the '90s. My idol, Kurt Cobain, died a year before and being the 12-year-old I was, I had it all...

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Retro/Grade preview: A step forward, backward

Much like the classical pianist who has thoroughly mastered his craft and finds the act of reading sheet music to be perfectly droll, the multicolored gem charts of Guitar Heros and Rock Bands have become easy pleasy lemon squeezy. If you've been playing those games since the genre's inception, y...

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Sonic the Hedgehog honored with Belgian stamps, Japanese guitar

Sonic the Hedgehog is more than just a blue creature who runs quickly. He's a mascot, a hero, an inspiration to many ... and now, in honor of the 20th anniversary of his first game, he's a guitar. The Japanese branch of guitar company ESP has partnered with Sega to make a limited edition Sonic el...

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Mega Man 3's Proto Man theme gets shredded, moves us

We typically wouldn't characterize most video game theme song covers that get sent our way as "soulful" or "profound," but then again, most covers that get sent our way aren't as incredible as Dario Montanino's electric take on Mega Man 3's Proto Man theme. Check it out in the video below....

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Ubisoft announces Rocksmith, a rhythm game that uses real guitars

In one of the timeliest strategic moves in the video game industry's recorded history, Ubisoft has announced an upcoming rhythm title from a totally new IP, called Rocksmith. The game lets players strum through tunes by artists such as, David Bowie, Interpol, and The Rolling Stones using any real...

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