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Rock Band gets official price: now only $170

Who knew that one day, we'd think $170 for a game would be a steal? Originally thought to be $200 (or more!), Rock Band now has a friendlier price. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will be available on November 23rd, and the package will include the game, one microphone, one guitar and drum kit. (Those pinching their pennies will want to go for the PS2 version, which will retail for $10 cheaper on December 10th.)

Strangely, the PS2 and PS3 controllers will be wireless, while the Xbox 360 ones will not. It may not matter to some, but multiplatform owners will most likely want to get the PS3 version for that very fact alone.

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1. wow. thats 20 bucks i was not counting on having this Nov. 20 .. maybe ill get kane and lynch after all.

Posted at 5:05PM on Sep 28th 2007 by sectionz

2. So this is the one that comes with all the instruments?

I'll be playing this at a friends house. I'm too cheap to pay for a game I'll only being playing with friends .

Posted at 5:12PM on Sep 28th 2007 by Andy

3. Looks like my wife won't have much thinking to do for my Christmas present this year. I wish she was as easy to shop for.

Posted at 5:45PM on Sep 28th 2007 by Jason

4. Crap. Now I may not get GH3. For $70 more I get a mic and drum set... maybe I'll just get both.

Posted at 5:46PM on Sep 28th 2007 by BrokenFern

5. "only 170"? what a ripoff, i cant believe people are actually excited to waste that much money on a friggin beat matching game, im losing faith in the game industry.

Posted at 5:57PM on Sep 28th 2007 by Michael K.

6. Well, guess I know what to ask for for Christmas. (Like I'm actually going to spend $170 of my own money. Yeah right.)

Posted at 6:11PM on Sep 28th 2007 by Autopsy15

7. @5. Did you even read anything? This includes the game, a mic, a guitar (wireless) and the drumkit (also wireless). This is a _full package_.

Posted at 8:12PM on Sep 28th 2007 by Popfrogs

8. Well not for nothing but whats the actual cost to produce the "full package"? Probably 30 bucks or less, including the cost to develop the game. Either way it looks like I'm gonna spend 170 bucks lol.. although I don't need the damn mic, how about a second guitar?

Posted at 12:50PM on Sep 29th 2007 by Maci

9. Well I know I cant get this. I have to get this for XBOX 360 because I dont have a Credit Card and for sure, there is going to be a lot of DLC that they will charge us for....DAMN YOU PSN Cards When are you going to come!!!

Posted at 2:58PM on Sep 29th 2007 by Carlo

10. @5

n00b...go play barbies dream house

Posted at 4:07PM on Sep 29th 2007 by Dragon

11. Wow! I remember everyone thinking it was going to be $199.99! This is almost 30 bucks less then I thought it was going to be, so this is a DEFINITE buy for me this holiday season! =)

@Michael K.: You can have your opinion about the game, the controllers, the price, and even the genre - BUT DO NOT start putting people down for wanting this game. For me, it's the ultimate party game for me and my friends - easier then setting up a real band! (Yes, I played the guitar back in college, and yes the band broke up before senior year, and yes it was the balls - but over too quickly!) I think any game that can simulate the same rush and strive toward perfection that GH and RB delivers is a great thing for any game. Especially RB since it fosters a sense of community and co-op play BETTER than any game before it. Unfortunately, you seem to be more interested in putting people down than a style of game that you hate. Good for you. I for one wouldn't like to see you in this community - it's too 'friendly' for a dip-shit like you. Not enough HATE... >=[

Posted at 12:23AM on Oct 1st 2007 by Consolcwby

12. why are there no corsair f-4u's in blazing angles?it had a MAJOR contribution to ww2.They always get left out!

Posted at 1:05AM on Oct 1st 2007 by brett

13. "may not matter to some, but multiplatform owners will most likely want to get the PS3 version for that very fact alone".

Not this multi concole owner as all of my friends have a 360 and none have a ps3 so I preordered the 360 version. The wire isn't that big of a deal and it means lee money spent on replacing batteries.

Posted at 1:50AM on Oct 3rd 2007 by cjnwo4life

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