Originally Posted by Gamertag
I guess there is a good thing to take from the release date. For anybody who is really OCD or lives by the numbers, the short-hand release date for the final song is an anagram for 1-2-3-4. (4-2-13). So that's somewhat smoothing.
Or you can be a negative ninny and come up with the rhyme of " One, Two, Three Four, DLC Is New No More."
Bands We Need In RB!
[ ] Twisted Sister
[ ] Genesis
[X] Doobie Brothers
[ ] BTO
Read that the Xbox indy marketplace is going away, that's Doom for RBN for everyone.
I wish more people bought Pro upgrades, honest, I do. But they don't. If they had, we would have made more. I'm sure some people would love to see us add Score Duel back into RB3 so we can give the game a proper send off, or adjust Flame Notes in Blitz, or patch in RB2 era character animations, or have one track from every decade and every genre released, or release "just this one band!!!" to ensure that everyone gets what they want. But that's not going to happen. Not everyone is going to get what they want before weekly DLC ends.
Your story, and other stories like it, definitely help make this announcement easier for me to process. RB has been a huge part of my life for the last 5 years as well, and in the weekly updates, and angry band requests, and frustrating customer support emails it's sometimes easy to forget just how much RB means to so many people. The outpouring of support and the positive comments and thanks from the community has been overwhelming. A lot of them, like your story, were bittersweet, but they've all shown the huge emotional investment people have in RB, the music, and the experience. I wish I was able to thank everyone individually, but I'm reading everything, and sending stories around to the rest of the RB team. Thanks so much to everyone.
Rock Band broke me out of this weird shell I built through the first half of my life. I fell in love with new music, I returned to guitar to learn it fully, I got over my fear of singing in public. On top of everything I got the chance to have fun and look like an idiot at the same time. Trust me, it looks worse then it felt.
You made some good times better and some bad times disappear. So thanks Harmonix. I hope that someday, when my instruments look like they're about to fall apart, I'll be able to show my kids the game I played when I was looking to escape to my Rock 'N Roll Dream.
I'll be honest, I'm not expec--