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DLC: lots+RB1+LRB+RB2+ACDC+GDRB (+ RB3)
OK, cost to chart. This is an old topic, and I estimate about $10,000 in labor to chart and QA a song. I have no idea what the costs are to host on Sony/MS/Nintendo web sites.
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I don't know how popular that would be, but they might eventually have fake insturments that have self-contained processors, storage and wi-fi so you don't need a console.
But to have real insturments would be very very niche and would likely price out a bunch of people.
I don't see it happening simply becasue HMX cares about the quality of thier games too much to let anyone outside the company do the charting.
I would like to see a program to get more unkown/unsigned bands into the game though. Ideally HMX would accept submissions from bands interested in being in the game just for the exposure. Release the worthy submissions on a regular schedule, something like a free 3 pack a month or so. It promotes the bands, promotes the concept of DLC, all while upping the total song count and free song count, both of which could be used as bragging rights over GH. I don't know if it would be finacially feasable to do it though.
This sounds like FoF on bigger scale to me. You don't know what you are asking and how much work this will be.
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I can't see HMX or any company in their right mind giving software to labels or indie groups to chart their own songs. What is going to stop one label from handing their charts over to Guitar Hero or another Guitar game? Who's going to police the software, the labels and the employees? What's going to stop somebody from pirating the software?
The way I see a decent indie movement in Rock Band is for HMX to create a team , maybe a whole division, solely focused on indie labels/groups. Indie labels/groups contact HMX, provide the necessary material, and release one or two songs a week for free or $0.50 or $1 along side the paid DLC. We will still get the "bigger" groups but at the same time have a small spotlight on one or two bands each week.
I have yet and promise this to be the truth met anyone who was dissapointed in the quality of the cheap MTV pack we have already for download...someone will probably flame it now but it surprised a lot of people and its been getting some appeal still with pricing and word of mouth (Bullets and Guns is an absolute blast for me, i even sing it on occasion)
Hoping for more british music on RB Blitz