Buy All Rock Band DLC Ever For $2,500

Buy All Rock Band DLC Ever For $2,500

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A special tier for the fig campaign to bring Rock Band 4 to PC offers every single DLC song ever for just $2,500.

Rock Band 4 did not launch on PC, but there is currently a Fig campaign underway to bring it to the platform. It's only at $500,000 of it's $1,500,000 goal, but now Hamonix has added a little extra incentive for the most dedicated PC players: a $2,500 donation tier that includes every Rock Band DLC song ever release.

"The exact song count may vary, but we should have over 2,000 songs available, all of them included in our 'Collector' tier for $2,500. Run, don't walk, to our Backer Tier section and check it out. It's the best deal on DLC that we've ever offered, and perfect for the Rock Band Super Fan who wants to start over on PC, or for a Rock Band Super Fan's spouse, parent or band mate," wrote Harmonix in an update.

It should be worth noting that unlike the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Rock Band 4, the PC version will not be backwards compatible with any previously bought Rock Band DLC, meaning fans will have to start over from scratch.

That said, most Rock Band DLC songs are around $2 each, so 2,000 songs would cost you close to $4,000 to purchase individually, making this bundle a decent amount of savings. It will also include any DLC songs that are released for Rock Band 4 this year.

There are currently no plans to bring this mega DLC bundle to the console versions of the game, but Harmonix is "looking into it".

Source: Harmonix

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Looks at the $2500 in my wallet

No, I'd rather have the money.

I really hope they release sales numbers for this. Because I'm really curious to see how many people purchase this. I would never buy it though, I bet I could buy every some I barely even want for about two hundred... I wouldn't do that either.

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just by an actual instrument (or 2) and teach yourself? Or is my maths all off here.

That's a lot of money for all the DLCs.

I think this highlights just how ridiculous DLC can get. $2500 for a fad that died out years ago? Psychotic.

I mean, I guess it could be "worth" it if you're a completionist... But frankly, I think most people who are in to that game are perfectly content pretending like... 95% of the DLC songs don't exist. Nice to hear it's coming to PC though, means if I decide to get it at some point, I don't have to buy a next gen console. Why I wouldn't just buy Rocksmith instead... who can say?

Fig... i only know that company for one reason... Tim (Need more funding) Schafer.

As much as i love rockband, and want it on a system that i own, it is a party game that needs a big tv, and an open living room to fit all the instruments and empty beer bottles...

oh and the not all the dlc songs are worth it, there is maybe $100 dollars worth of good songs you will like.

You would have to be an insane completionist collector for this to be worth it in any way. Even if you were enough of a fan to spend $2,500 on the game and support for the campaign, you would still be able to buy 750 songs if you chose the $1,000 tier and used the remaining $1,500 to buy DLC. I'm pretty sure anyone who's not obsessed with owning every song in this game will be hard-pressed to find 750 songs that they want to have.

Thanks but I'll stick to playing a real instrument and learning songs for reals.

...wait, Rockband is still a thing? In 2016? huh, the unexpected things you find out.

Anyway, I... have no clue who this is for, really. 2500 bucks for all the songs? Seriously? How is that a reward tier? Hell, why is that a reward tier on Fig? Isn't that supposed to be for companies and shit to kickstart things, not the basic users who'd actually play all the songs?

'S fuckin' weird.

Elfgore:
I really hope they release sales numbers for this. Because I'm really curious to see how many people purchase this. I would never buy it though, I bet I could buy every some I barely even want for about two hundred... I wouldn't do that either.

It's been available since March 22nd and so far a grand total of 4 people have purchased it.

What a horrible idea! There's a lot of crap on the RB set lists. Not to mention, it's already kind of a nightmare to navigate the songs I have for Xbox 360. I couldn't imagine sorting through 2000+songs.

Parasondox:
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just by an actual instrument (or 2) and teach yourself? Or is my maths all off here.

That's a lot of money for all the DLCs.

I have two real guitars (electric and 12 string acoustic-electric). I have a keyboard. I also have Rock Bands 1-3. With the exception of Pro Mode in 3, they're different animals.

With the inclusion of Pro Mode, it's more fun to play keyboards with the game than to practice alone. Actually, I was really bummed to find there were no keys in RB4, pro or otherwise.

This is why I also own Rocksmith. Playing a real instrument can actually be made more fun by "gamifying" it. I'll eventually learn a song I want, but it can speed up the process greatly.

FogHornG36:

As much as i love rockband, and want it on a system that i own, it is a party game that needs a big tv, and an open living room to fit all the instruments and empty beer bottles...

Fortunately, my PC is hooked up to my TV.

oh and the not all the dlc songs are worth it, there is maybe $100 dollars worth of good songs you will like.

I don't know, I think there's more than 50 good tracks out of the 2000. I just can't imagine there being even a 50% "like" rate.

Not gonna lie; if this was a) on console and b) cross-platform compatible (I've gone PS4 this gen), I'd potentially consider it. (I blew ?330 buying all the Guitar Hero DLC before they pulled that off the market...)

Oh look, the company that filled my living room with oversized fake guitars wants more of my money in exchange for stuff I may have already bought. Fuck off Harmonix. Your Amplitude remake was shit.

That's more expensive then all the DLC for Train Simulator! And Train Simulator is a much more fun game!

Something Amyss:

oh and the not all the dlc songs are worth it, there is maybe $100 dollars worth of good songs you will like.

I don't know, I think there's more than 50 good tracks out of the 2000. I just can't imagine there being even a 50% "like" rate.

I had about a thousand before Rock Band 3 (Despite pro keys interesting me, my interest kind of slacked off with the Achievement-Hunter style of 3, over the pseudo-story layout of 1 & 2, it just felt too much like work). I enjoyed most of them. And I know they added more for at least a couple of years after.

Granted, the RBN songs won't come to PC (I'm guessing, since they didn't cross to RB4), also probably not the export packs from earlier games and Lego/Green Day. Licensing might tie up stuff that wasn't licensed for PC release too (since the Music Labels will be all "OMGERD, they could extract the song on PC and get it for free outside the game"

Haha, wow. No. I'll consider it if it drops to $20, and even then I'm not sure.

Seth Carter:

I had about a thousand before Rock Band 3 (Despite pro keys interesting me, my interest kind of slacked off with the Achievement-Hunter style of 3, over the pseudo-story layout of 1 & 2, it just felt too much like work). I enjoyed most of them. And I know they added more for at least a couple of years after.

I think this is solely counting DLC tracks, though. Not exported.

I get what you're saying about the style, but personally, I was fine with it. There were two ways I played the game: fake instrument party style, and pro keys practice mode. I wasn't too interested in playing a story mode myself. As such, RB3 was the best RB/GH game I ever played, but I could see why people might not feel the same way.

Granted, the RBN songs won't come to PC (I'm guessing, since they didn't cross to RB4), also probably not the export packs from earlier games and Lego/Green Day. Licensing might tie up stuff that wasn't licensed for PC release too (since the Music Labels will be all "OMGERD, they could extract the song on PC and get it for free outside the game"

No RBN DLC? Wonder how they're going to get 2000 songs, then. This only includes DLC released this year, and the current track count is 1,600 or so. Are they really planning on 400 songs or more? Still, lack of RBN takes out quite a few tracks I most play, even if they're not the lion's share of my music.

Anyway, I doubt the piracy thing is going to be a deal. Rocksmith is going strong. They've got a bit under half the tracks Rock Band has for DLC, but still. I would expect popular tracks would be an issue if record companies were that concerned. What's got me curious is the Steam Workshop element they're touting, in that you can actually use a MIDI device to create music.

T_ConX:
Oh look, the company that filled my living room with oversized fake guitars wants more of my money in exchange for stuff I may have already bought. Fuck off Harmonix. Your Amplitude remake was shit.

Well, no. They're offering an optional pack for backers of their attempt to get Rock Band on PC, something people have been begging for for years. Not sure where the animosity comes from.

T_ConX:
Oh look, the company that filled my living room with oversized fake guitars wants more of my money in exchange for stuff I may have already bought. Fuck off Harmonix. Your Amplitude remake was shit.

Anger issues much?
They're offering a product, that's what businesses do.

When you walk into the shops and see an apple that you don't want to buy do you say "Fuck off Walmart. Your pears were shit!"?!?

Something Amyss:
No RBN DLC? Wonder how they're going to get 2000 songs, then. This only includes DLC released this year, and the current track count is 1,600 or so. Are they really planning on 400 songs or more? Still, lack of RBN takes out quite a few tracks I most play, even if they're not the lion's share of my music.

The RBN will be on the PC version. Songs won't automatically transfer though. If a band wants their song on the PC RBN they have to resubmit it.

Something Amyss:

Granted, the RBN songs won't come to PC (I'm guessing, since they didn't cross to RB4), also probably not the export packs from earlier games and Lego/Green Day. Licensing might tie up stuff that wasn't licensed for PC release too (since the Music Labels will be all "OMGERD, they could extract the song on PC and get it for free outside the game"

No RBN DLC? Wonder how they're going to get 2000 songs, then. This only includes DLC released this year, and the current track count is 1,600 or so. Are they really planning on 400 songs or more? Still, lack of RBN takes out quite a few tracks I most play, even if they're not the lion's share of my music.

1,692 according to wikipedia. Which is odd, because I could swear they made a big thing of having 2000 (non-RBN) songs at one point. I don't RB1+2+3+Green Day+Lego made up 308, though I could be wrong. Wikipedia does source an announcment of them saying over 3000, but the announcement is no longer on their site, and may have counted RBN.

Seth Carter:

1,692 according to wikipedia. Which is odd, because I could swear they made a big thing of having 2000 (non-RBN) songs at one point. I don't RB1+2+3+Green Day+Lego made up 308, though I could be wrong. Wikipedia does source an announcment of them saying over 3000, but the announcement is no longer on their site, and may have counted RBN.

58(RB1)+82(RB2)+20(RB2 Bonus downloadable tracks)+83(RB3)+55(GD)+45(Lego)+25(Blitz)+18(ACDC Live)= 386

Just FYI. Although a handful of those didn't export to the newest games, most did.

If i had that much spare money and found myself looking at this deal for more than 3 seconds, i think it would make more sense to just buy a real instrument for a friend (or two, if they exist) and patiently wait till they reach a passable skill level to jam with them.
Orrr...i would pay for multiple friends to go out for a parrrrrtayyyy!! Where we will have muchious funious and not feel as ashamed (well, not all of us).
Orrrrrrr...pay for multiple friends who have not experienced live music, to go and...well, experience a live gig. Hopefully inspiring them to take up an instrument and learn to express themselves.
Orrrrrrrrrr Orr...i would give it to a music-for-children charity which could help many budding humans contribute to the pool of creation.

Basically, there are a lot of better music related options to spend this month's worth of food money on.

Orrrr...Just let a friend much less responsible with money, to get all this so i can visit and maybe frown disapprovingly at their purchase choice while utilising it for snobbish criticisms.

Parasondox:
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just by an actual instrument (or 2) and teach yourself? Or is my maths all off here.

That's a lot of money for all the DLCs.

You could, in fact, buy a pair of high end Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, or ESP electric guitars for that much money and still have cash left over for hookers and blow.

Alternatively, you could buy a single, extravagantly nice Aristides guitar and wonder why the hell you did that. You're not in a Dutch metal band, after all.

Wowiezowie, hundreds of dollars of shitty music, what a deal. Not saying its all bad, but the deal is only a deal if you don't have music preferences.

I mean, for every song by (band I like), theres gonna be a bunch of songs from (bands I don't like) and I doubt it will be worth it since (bands I hate) are terrible.

Even if you marathoned this game and somehow managed to play fifteen songs to "completion" (whatever that entails to various players) per day, you'd still need more than four months to work your way through two thousand songs.

It's like buying a ton of peanut butter. You may love peanut butter, you can do a lot of stuff with peanut butter, but you're going to get sick of it long before you run out of it.

Seth Carter:

1,692 according to wikipedia. Which is odd, because I could swear they made a big thing of having 2000 (non-RBN) songs at one point. I don't RB1+2+3+Green Day+Lego made up 308, though I could be wrong. Wikipedia does source an announcment of them saying over 3000, but the announcement is no longer on their site, and may have counted RBN.

All of their big announcements, to my knowledge, used combined numbers.

Saelune:
Wowiezowie, hundreds of dollars of shitty music, what a deal. Not saying its all bad, but the deal is only a deal if you don't have music preferences.

I mean, for every song by (band I like), theres gonna be a bunch of songs from (bands I don't like) and I doubt it will be worth it since (bands I hate) are terrible.

I'd imagine there's over a grand in shitty music. But some people actually did pride themselves on owning all songs, so it's not surprising.

What's surprising is that Harmonix thought THIS was the answer to the question of keeping your music library from previous versions.

"Sorry, no, but you can spend two and a half grand to buy a bunch of music you may or may not like."

The Rogue Wolf:
Even if you marathoned this game and somehow managed to play fifteen songs to "completion" (whatever that entails to various players) per day, you'd still need more than four months to work your way through two thousand songs.

It's like buying a ton of peanut butter. You may love peanut butter, you can do a lot of stuff with peanut butter, but you're going to get sick of it long before you run out of it.

I don't know, I'm still playing Rock Band 3, which means I'm still scraping out peanut butter from a smaller set of jars...this is going to be a very tortured metaphor if I try....

Anyway, I mean, the good thing is that there's no time limit on Rock Band songs, so you could play one a day for the next five and a half years, or you could lock yourself in a room and marathon them until you drop. Or whatever. I mean, back in 2007, I have 28 days of music on my computer. My purchasing has slowed over the last 9 years, but when we're talking 9 years of music and a love of full albums, we're looking at a good sum. I obviously don't just sit down and listen to it all at once. Often, I put my full library on random. My library is big enough that it breaks estimates. I'm not going to get sick of music any time soon.

The major differences, I suppose, are that I picked out 98% of my collection, while this is just a bunch of random jars of peanut butter. Also, that music tends to be more passive when listening than when playing.

If you reeeeeeally like the game, then I imagine there could be some limited benefit.

This by no means should be taken as me being interested. As I said above, even my own Rock Band library is kind of a bloated mess.

Yeah, just crazy. As another wolf mentioned, just playing through all those songs once would take months and months. Every RB and RH so far has had many songs I didn't like as well, and played them only once. I've always thought the DLC's where pretty rediculous in price actually. At least with Rocksmith it makes some sense (And they have had some good deals on them as well).

For me, Rocksmith mainly killed RB and RH. I'm still kinda a fan of RH......but the latest version with 2 sets of 3 keys etc, didn't interest me. Rockband on the other hand is totally dead to me, especially since my days of having a large group of video game playing friends are over.

 

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