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The Beatles : Rock Band

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by embraceuk1, 2 November 2008.

  1. embraceuk1

    embraceuk1 Original Member Since 2001

    30 December 2001
    Indiana USA (Scottish)
    Nottingham Forest
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    MTV and Apple Corps announce Beatles game

    Not that it's much of a surprise anymore, but Apple Corps (not this one) and MTV have announced Rock Band: The Beatles an untitled Beatles music project, to be developed by Harmonix. While not a Rock Band expansion, this is a pretty major coup over Activision, owners of the Guitar Hero franchise. We're in the conference call now. More details to follow.

    Notes from the conference call:

    * "This will not be a Rock Band title, this will be a custom title"
    * Journey through The Beatles first album through their last -- "samples" from their whole catalog
    * "A number of new dimensions" that you haven't seen from Harmonix before
    * Just in time for the holidays ... in 2009
    * Tracks are based on UK releases -- the idea is to play the songs through The Beatles career (not remixed or remastered tracks, we think)
    * Is the imagery tied to the existing art from the songs and albums? The developers aren't prepared to talk about specifics, but "visual imagery" is a big part of the project
    * Interoperability is not something that's being talked about yet
    * "Very little" can be said about the game itself today. "MTV and Harmonix was clearly the innovator in this category of games" -- Apple Corps was really impressed with Harmonix's creative and musical approach
    * "It's not a Rock Band game, it's a Beatles game. They deserve a fully dedicated title. [The game] takes advantage of the Rock Band platform in many ways ... [and it's] going to be compatible with existing Rock Band peripherals" -- we can assume that instruments from other music games (e.g., Guitar Hero) will also be supported
    * No hardware platforms announced
    * No comment on licensing Beatles tunes for other games -- this is an exclusive arrangement for Beatles music in video games (as for digital distribution of The Beatles catalog on music services (e.g., iTunes): Apple Corps is still working out details; no announcement to make nor date nor anything else!)
     
  2. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    No.
     
  3. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Is nothing sacred?
     
  4. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Been struggling all weekend to get this working on the Wii, but finally did this morning.

    Instruments dont work (dont ask, its far to complex!) apart from Mic, but can already see its an awesome game - even on the Wii, the graphics are amazing.

    Little touches like one of the 'levels' being in the studio and you can hear muttering etc and no crowd (and when I restarted due to missing the vocals during a kitchen disaster, I'm sure John Lennon said "we'll try another take" as the song restarted).

    The different guys singing, all the different graphic styles, the cuts to the (screaming) audience during songs - hell, even the front end is well done (and the 'achievements' on the Wii too - be happy if the PS3 version keeps the same).

    Overall, pushing GH:Metallica for best rhythm game for me and I'm not even THAT big of a Beatles fan... yet! I'm coming round to them more and more though and looking forward to ploughing through tonights BBC2 documentaries in the morning.

    Cannot wait to get into this properly when my PS3 version arrives next week.
     
  5. danhammer

    danhammer Champions League

    23 February 2004
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    gonna love this when i get it!

    I FUCKING LOVE THE BEATLES
     
  6. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    I really can't wait to play this. Hopefully my copy will arrive on Tuesday!
     
  7. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Just got it working 100% now with the instruments (and GH5 too!).

    Damn it, totally knackered - was a 'one more try' deal and just played Sultans of Swing on GH5 and Taxman on Beatles and now going to bed.

    Tomorrow = much music game fun times x 1000 :)
     
  8. StayingPower

    StayingPower Premiership

    2 April 2006
    Houston
    Manchester United
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Paul how did you get it already, I thought it came out on 9/9/09?
     
  9. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Got it but not played it yet.
     
  10. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Its a 'preview' copy on the Wii...
     
  11. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    My ASDA (Colchester) had this out on the shelves today - and I know other places are selling it too...
     
  12. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Were they selling it tho or just on the shelves for display?
     
  13. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Nah, they never put display boxes out.

    They had it on PS3 (£37.71), 360 for the same price and another box marked "Bundle" for £99.99, but it didnt show a pic of what bundle - I suspect the 'value' one with the RB1 kit.

    Been doing a drumming 'story' today and its just awesome, so much fun - even if the Wii graphics are PS2 standard. Cannot wait to give this a go on the PS3.
     
  14. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    £38 is a bit steep, I might wait for the price to come down a bit now I think about it.

    Especially when I can get Batman for £28 off AVF,=.
     
  15. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Just been down ASDA and bought it! Cheers for the heads up pboreham! Now installing to my hard drive...
     
  16. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Getting mine from ShopTo for £32 and got my Dad's from Amazon (for Wii) for £29.99.

    Worth it though Dags honestly - I've become a much bigger Beatles fan from this game and its really fun to play. The amount of time my missus has said today "oh I love this song, didnt know it was the Beatles!"...
     
  17. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    I'm very tempted, I have to admit. I'll go to Asda tomorrow and see if the impulse grabs me (probably will) ;)

    Just watched the trailer and if Asda was open now, I'd go and get it now.
     
    Last edited: 6 September 2009
  18. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    On the eurogamer review they spoke about to get the most out of the game you'll need 3 guitars and 3 mics and drums and something else. Making it sound like if there's only you on your own playing you're not likely to have as much fun as you're supposed to. What do you think of it Pbb? Can you have fun if it's just you on your own like normal rockband?
     
  19. northstandhero

    northstandhero Betta Getta Vespa

    25 April 2002
    Lancashire, UK
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Been in my local ASDA today and this wasn't out, ended up picking up gta4 again.
     
  20. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    it is fun with one guitar but wish i had another mic so i could sing harmonies with my wife
     
  21. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    At its core, its the same as any RB/GH game, so that is usual crap from Eurogamer.

    I usually either sing/guitar on my own, or drum. I've got a couple of mics and definitely will do harmonies with my missus or family and of course it would be more fun with more people - but its certainly not essential to the gameplay.

    if you like RB/GH, then you'll love this too - simple!
     
  22. StayingPower

    StayingPower Premiership

    2 April 2006
    Houston
    Manchester United
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Anyone in the U.S. seen it in stores (360)? I'm very tempted to go check out Gamestop and Target to check. I have it preordered for in-store pickup at Gamestop but I think I can cancel it.
     
  23. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Totally agree with pboreham about the enjoyment factor. I played it earlier on my own and I'm going to go through it on guitar. Then again on drums. But tonight I've been playing it with the missus and a mate and we had guitar, mic and drums and it was just as fun :)).

    I also am now loving The Beatles. Their songs are perfect for rock band, great fun to play and challenging too at the same time. Awesome stuff.

    The graphics and presentation of the whole game is just immense. Absolutely superb :)).
     
  24. StayingPower

    StayingPower Premiership

    2 April 2006
    Houston
    Manchester United
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Gomito where did you find a copy?
     
  25. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Bad news, the Mrs like it too.
     
  26. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Asda near my work hasn't even had their stock delivered :(
     
  27. Joe

    Joe International

    9 August 2004
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    its ok i guess
     
  28. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Man, Get Back is so hard on the Expert drums. Funnily enough I learnt to play that on the real drums a month or so ago, but so hard to get the timing right for the game.

    One of those that will 'click' I'm sure.
     
  29. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    You better get back to it then.
     
  30. pboreham

    pboreham Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.

    5 August 2002
    C*lchester
    Southend Utd
    Re: The Beatles Xbox 360 and PS3

    Get Back to where I once belonged?
     

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