Diamaniacal, this thread has absolutely nothing to do with your XMB/RC issues. I had asked you not to make these kinds of posts in unrelated threads. If you can't post on topic (in this case, RB3 marketing) please do not post.
Wii actually had a really great community during the RB2 era. It was sad seeing it die during RB3, the support for Wii players just wasn't there and the game didn't deliver on Wii. Everyone I know has jumped to Xbox now, and we were devoted Wii players back then. Those that didn't jump just quit altogether with the price of changing consoles.
Platinum Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Sevendust DLC and I'd die happy
RB/RB2/RB3/AC-DC,Lego RB + Assorted DLC
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The Wii couldn't even handle the "Abbey Road Medley" as a single track like the other two consoles, that was a sign it probably wouldn't be able to handle some RB3 features either. They tried to make it work on the Wii, but I think the Wii itself was the problem.
But also, with RB3 came the first non-console specific controllers.
Last edited by Backbeat60-62; 11-12-2012 at 05:22 PM.
You can't play Rock Band 4 without a supply of new instruments, and that's not a problem that has an easy solution (other than the "Blitz" solution, which was both a seemingly obvious and yet totally brilliant step).
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Total Song Library = 1,010 songs, including ALL games and track packs that can be exported into RB3
Originally Posted by randomas
the only commercials I remember seeings were:
- the video game ads saying how glorious it was
- mtv commercials for music packs like the Paul McCartney band on the run.
I think the whole issue was MTV to tell you the truth.
ps. oh yeah... and my music store had some business cards for "a free doors song on rb3" near the register.
Last edited by defdog99; 11-13-2012 at 12:40 PM.
How many people here on this forum who would never play COD know that COD Black Ops II just released? On the release date of RB 3 how many people on the COD forums who would never play RB knew RB 3 had been just released? I bet the answers to those two questions are very different. Why? Activision advertises the crap out of games. It works.
One of the reasons often sighted as the "demise" of rhythm gaming is the perception that each subsequent game is just a re-hash of the last one. But nobody does game re-hashing better than Activision (and everyone knows it), and I'm guessing this newest yet-another-frickin'-COD-game rehash is going to sell like hot-cakes for them (and I'm not really sure why hot-cakes themselves sell so well, come to think of it). Yes, I'm aware they are two very different games, blah blah blah. But both companies and both games strive to get the attention of the same group of people - gamers. Now obviously HMX doesn't have the means that Activision does, and I'll be the first to admit I have no idea how to run HMX's business. I'm just saying that I think you catch more fish with a bigger net.
But I believe in this and it's been tested by research: he who  nuns will later join the church.
- Joe Strummer