To close out the year, we've got 12 new tracks on Rock Band for Xbox 360, including a new version of "Still Alive" by Jonathan Coulton featuring Sara Quin (insert obligatory Portal joke here).
Over the course of 2011, the Rock Band Network released an average of 15 songs a week, bringing the RBN catalogue on Xbox 360 to over 1500 songs. Assuming an average length of 3.5 minutes a song*, that means you could play RBN songs on Rock Band for over three days straight without repeating. That's a lot of music!
Next week, the RBN release is on hiatus for the holidays. However, community authors are still moving content through the pipeline, and we'll release all approved content on Thursday, January 5 of the new year.
"All this machinery making modern music
Can still be open-hearted.
Not so coldly charted, it's really just a question
Of your honesty, yeah, your honesty."
- Rush, "The Spirit of Radio"
Xbox 360 RBN Releases for Thursday, 12/22/2011
- Drugstore Fanatics - "Bullet" (80 MSP)
- LEL Brothas - "Hatas (Rock Band Mix)" (160 MSP)
- Deception of a Ghost - "These Voices" (160 MSP)
- Devin Townsend - "N9 (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
- Fallen Angel - "Darkness" (160 MSP)
- Morbid Angel - "Nevermore" (160 MSP)
- Morbid Angel - "Nevermore (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
- Texas in July - "Hook, Line, and Sinner (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
- Those Among Us - The Final Hour (80 MSP)
- Christina Marie Magenta - "Red Crayon" (160 MSP)
- FantomenK - "The Massacre (Rock Band Mix)" (80 MSP)
- Jonathan Coulton ft. Sara Quin - "Still Alive" (160 MSP)
No PS3 release on 12/27/2011
Due to the holidays, there will be no PS3 release on 12/27/2011. However, there will be a 10-song release on 1/3/2012 to incorporate both content that would have been released on 12/27 and the regular release on 1/3. Stay tuned!
The Rock Band Network was developed upon Microsoft's XNA technology, and all RBN songs have 30-day exclusivity on the Xbox 360. However, select RBN 2.0 songs are submitted to the PS3 by Sony and Harmonix at the rate of 5 songs a week, as determined by factors such as popularity and community interest. To request future songs for the PS3, go to the forum thread here. We're always interested in hearing what songs our PS3 customers would enjoy!*We didn't run any math to get this number - it's a conservative guess by HMXLachesis.