I'm still peeved that we got multiples of tracks from the same artist, and yet more Amberian Dawn on RBN 2.0 now.
RBN 1.0 Requests
"Dancefloor" by Apples in Stereo
"How We Operate" by Gomez
RBN 2.0 Requests
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65
"Sick, Sick, Sick" by Bayside
Just please cut down on the amount of metal tracks and releasing a stack of tracks by the same artist in the same week, and how about releasing 10 RBN 2.0 tracks a week on the PS3?
It's obviously not a Sony limitation. If they could put 70 tracks up in one week (yes, taking the PSN downtime into account), there's no reason why they can't put 10 up a week. Or, is there some BS exclusivity still with the 360?
Oh no, no more RBN 1.0 songs??!?!
If we never get Bornholm or A Wilhelm Scream I'm going to be super depressed. :(:(:(
OK, thx for clarification. So 10 RBN per week is possible or it was an exception? Because PS3 (belive Wii too, but dont have console and dont follow what happening there) have to much les RBN songs compared to X360. I agree with that 30 days (or so) exclusive but X360 in average have more than 20 songs per week and PS3 get 'just' 5. I know that sound unthankfull but I just wish that we (PS3 owners) have more that now. So HMX, is 'just' 5 RBN songs is some sort of exclusive agreement with Microsoft or it was Sonys 'fault'?
And in the end that not all sound 'too bad moody' I still think that RBN is a great service and looking forward to see more of those 'not-known' bands.
And hope that one day Downhill by Rishloo will come to PS3. (If im right that whole Scissorlips album will be released on RBN and there is already 2 or 3 songs on X360).
The limit was from Sony so it didn't interfere with normal DLC, though since we were getting 10 a week for a while, I wonder if they can't push that further.
I don't have a problem with relatively "unknown" or "unpopular" band's content appearing on the RBN. Infact, i've quite enjoyed some of it.
But, when a bulk of it comes from ONE artist or it's mostly in the metal genre, it's not really appealing for vocalists to be singing (or screaming, or making pig snorting sounds).
I am REALLY annoyed that songs like "Dancefloor" by Apples in Stereo and "How We Operate" by Gomez weren't ported over onto the PS3. "Dancefloor" was a really cool track, and the video for it featured Elijah Wood. Likewise, Gomez... they're a pretty big UK band that's had quite a number of chart hits.
Instead we get flooded with Amberian Dawn, The Main Drag, etc.
Why can't they be bothered in continuing to release RBN 1.0 onto the PS3?
They could do 5 RBN 2.0 and 5 RBN 1.0 songs per week, and I think that would make us all happy if we eventually got EVERYTHING that XBOX 360 users have.
And, from what information i've pieced together from posts by HMXhenry, Sony reps and others, it isn't Sony that's imposing the 5 track limitation. It's Harmonix. They've stated before that they basically don't have the time or resources to convert any more than that, and that's why we get 5 a week.
It's still great that they were working on publishing and submitting 10 RBN 1.0 tracks per week during the PSN Downtime, and i'm amazed that SCEE came through and actually made them all available, but us PS3 users only getting 5 tracks per week just doesn't seem right!
Sony tests for a lot of things when they test DLC, and their testing pipeline is longer (a good example is the Who Superbowl Smashup delay), so the limit helps keep that somewhat reasonable and doesn't piss off Sony.
Amberian Dawn sells, so I can understand that. Same with JoCo and Bang Camaro. Even the Main Drag I can understand. But other bands have had some pretty vocal demands too (Gomez, Apples in Stereo, and Free Spirit are 3 I can think of off the top of my head, I think Rose of Jericho had some followers). We didn't get any or all of their tracks, and they had far less than the Main Drag in RBN. Apparently we are even missing 1 Main Drag song that prevents a goal from being finished.
Now, I'm glad we're getting any RBN, even if I'm not heavily invested in it (I think I only have 24 RBN songs, including 2 RBN2 tracks), but it would be nice to get a bit more or a bit more variety, and perhaps a few more forum favorites ported over like they mentioned they might.
Again, it falls to sales numbers - and probably the response early songs from the same artist got over on the PS3.
They ported over "Energy," the best-selling of the Apples in Stereo songs. And while it did well, the other five songs are averaging around 200 scores each on the 360 leaderboards after having been available for nearly a year. Not particularly good "let's add more from this artist" sales. Free Spirit had similar (slightly higher) numbers, but again, only their best seller was brought over to the PS3.
In retrospect, all twelve Amberian Dawn songs that came over had 800+ scores on the leaderboards, and all higher than the best sellers from Apples in Stereo, Free Spirit, Gomez or Rose of Jericho. (Actually, scratch that, Lost Soul only has about 700, but it's also only been out for about two months.)
Dance Floor. 370 scores in over a year. Variety is the spice of life, but it doesn't necessarily mean it will sell. :(
Sure, I can understand them only porting over tracks they'd consider would sell well, but just because they had a sucky "score" or sales on the 360, doesn't necessarily mean they'd be the same on the PS3.
You have to remember the 360 has way, way more choice, so what sells better on there, would be a very different story on the PS3 with what limited choices of metal, metal and the occasional emo/prog track we got.
Since RBN 2.0 has started up, i'm really disappointed by the selection. I haven't bought a single track yet. I hope that "Blue" and "Sick, Sick, Sick" make it over.
But, seeing that so many of us still want some/all of the remaining RBN 1.0 tracks, perhaps it's something Harmonix could consider. How much time/effort would it take to publish the content onto the PS3?
If Sony allowed them 10 releases a week, they could easily keep up the 5 RBN 2.0 releases and 5 RBN 1.0 releases each week.
If Harmonix can't do that, and don't even try to push through more than 5 RBN 2.0 releases a week, it'll end up just like RBN 1.0 - where we only get a small percentage of what's available on the 360. Do we want that to happen?