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    Default Rock Band for iPhone
    [ame=http://vimeo.com/6968527]Rock Band for iPhone sneak peek on Vimeo[/ame]

    video via IntoMobile

    You knew it was coming, now it's here: Rock Band for the iPhone was released on iTunes -- though as far as I know at this writing, in the US only. 20 tracks (15 built-in, 5 more available after you complete the World Tour, listed after the jump) are included for the somewhat portly $9.99 App Store price, with more coming via in-app purchasing.

    The game has single-player and multi-player (up to 4 via Bluetooth) mode, and also has integrated Facebook Connect so you can invite your social-networking friends to jam. Players choose between lead guitar, vocals, bass and drums, tapping to both hit the right notes: singing into your iPhone is neither supported nor, one hastens to add, cool.

    Rock Band is clearly looking to unseat Tap Tap Revenge, who pushed out onto the stage first with in-app purchasing of new tracks. Whether graphics and big-name status is enough to do the job will remain to be seen.

    Rock Band for iPhone is available for $9.99 from the iTunes App Store and includes the following tracks:

    • Attack – 30 Seconds To Mars
    • Girls Not Grey – AFI
    • Move Along – All American Rejects
    • Sabotage – Beastie Boys
    • All The Small Things – Blink-182
    • Hanging on the Telephone – Blondie
    • Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
    • Everlong – Foo Fighters
    • Bad to The Bone – George Thorogood & the Destroyers
    • Hymn 43 – Jethro Tull
    • Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
    • Simple Man – Lynryd Skynryd
    • Ace of Spades ‘08 – Mötorhead
    • Debaser – Pixies
    • Ladybug – Presidents of The United States of America
    • Give It All – Rise Against
    • Lazy Eye – Silversun Pick Ups
    • Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins
    • Take The Money and Run – Steve Miller Band
    • We Got The Beat – The Go Go’s

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    this is freaking awesome im definitely gonna get it

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    looks pretty descent
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    It really is so much fun. Very addicting so don't download at work!

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    Downloading now

    Just played a couple songs and its awesome. The in-app purchases works very well also.
    Last edited by StealthBravo; 10-19-2009 at 03:13 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    what a ********: ******** ! simply pressing buttons and thinking you are a musician.

    Buy a guitar and really learn to Rock you kiddies !:[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKN6__eYvAo[/ame]

    MUST be said !
    Last edited by StealthBravo; 10-19-2009 at 03:40 PM. Reason: bad language

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    ^^
    I hope your joking :P

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    seriously right? like I get where he's coming from, but who honestly thinks there a musician when they get 100% on rockband or g hero lol

    On the other hand, I'm downloading it when I get home.. looks awesome

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    Anyone from here care to give an indepth review?

    I dont trust the ones listed in the App store. Always believe the first 100 or so were left by the developers themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluemetal View Post
    what a ********: ******** ! simply pressing buttons and thinking you are a musician.

    Buy a guitar and really learn to Rock you kiddies !:YouTube - Stormwarrior Heading Northe

    MUST be said !:
    Wow let me know when you start listening to good music and I'll take your advice.

    Here's some people playing real guitar

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHq5C6urBs8]YouTube - Rodrigo y Gabriela "Hora Zero" live @ Eurockéennes[/ame]

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    20 songs for $10 bucks seems like a lot, but people will probably get it just for the name.

    Cherub Rock - Impossible??? - I just dominated the drums!!

    Just need to get some real music like Alice, Rage or Nirvana!

    Stealth, hop on you Cessna and fly down to Nashville so we can go Bluetooth on it. Hope your 6.5 is getting close
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
    Wow let me know when you start listening to good music and I'll take your advice.

    Here's some people playing real guitar

    YouTube - Rodrigo y Gabriela "Hora Zero" live @ Eurockéennes
    That could be the worst crap ive ever heard

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    Its awesome and it works great, just disappointed with the track list for 10 bucks.

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    I'll see your Rodrigo and raise you an Antoine Dufour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluemetal View Post
    what a ********: ******** ! simply pressing buttons and thinking you are a musician.

    Buy a guitar and really learn to Rock you kiddies !:YouTube - Stormwarrior Heading Northe

    MUST be said !:
    wow.

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    Shite, no good artists!!
    Need some Megadeth and Metallica!!!
    Last edited by MetallicaFan1991; 10-19-2009 at 05:49 PM.

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    Never got the popularity of games like this and DDR on the phone. I guess the less physical activity we have to do the better? Would have been great to incorporate actual singing instead of tapping your finger. They should have just left vocals out IMO.
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    The song list is bad, and from the few minutes I played, an optional landscape mode would've improved the gameplay a lot, so that your fingers don't get all cluttered and accidentally hit the wrong notes.

    Not worth the $9.99, but cool if you can get it by other means, like from a friend or a iTunes gift card.

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    the proliferation of the equivalent to crack for yet another platform... ugh...
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    I never got into Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Something about playing a fake guitar just wouldn't do it for me.

    But my roommates would love this.

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