Living Room Clutter 2 (Your Old Sticks Will Work)

Streamed live on May 27, 2015

A podcast for all things rock and and guitar hero live that covers that past week's news.

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Living Room Clutter is a weekly podcast that covers all things Rock Band 4, Guitar Hero Live and Amplitude related. Follow us on twitter @LRCband In our first episode we talk about the following topics:

- Guitar Hero Live's New Songs (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden)

Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Tenacious D – “Tribute”
Beartooth – “I Have A Problem”
Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”
Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time”
Soundgarden – “Been Away Too Long”
Anthrax – “Got The Time”
Architects – “Gravedigger”
Chevelle – “The Clincher”

Streamed live on May 27, 2015

A podcast for all things rock and and guitar hero live that covers that past week's news.

Living Room Clutter Rock Band 4, Rock Band 4 announced, Rock Band 4 2015, Rock Band 4 interview, Rock Band 4 release date, Rock Band 4 PC, Rock Band 4 PS4, Rock Band 4 Xbox, Rock band 4 hardware rock band 4 instruments, rock band 4 gameplay, rock band 4 footage rock band 4 songs rock band 4 song list guitar hero live song list 

Living Room Clutter is a weekly podcast that covers all things Rock Band 4, Guitar Hero Live and Amplitude related. Follow us on twitter @LRCband In our first episode we talk about the following topics:

- Guitar Hero Live's New Songs (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden)

Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Tenacious D – “Tribute”
Beartooth – “I Have A Problem”
Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”
Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time”
Soundgarden – “Been Away Too Long”
Anthrax – “Got The Time”
Architects – “Gravedigger”
Chevelle – “The Clincher”


- Rock Band 4's New Career RPG Campaign Mode Mode 

- We cover some of our favourite DLC of all time and Sidd goes over some of his favourite customs of all time for the week. 

First of all, what’s NOT in Rock Band 4? Pro-Guitar and Pro-Bass are gone. As is the Keys instrument entirely. Pro-Drums will still be supported, because “the base instrument is all that’s needed.” I thought you need the cymbal attachments, as well, but what do I know? Harmonies will also still be included. I won’t miss Pro-Guitar and Pro-Bass (that’s what Rocksmith is for), but I’ll shed a tear for the neglected Keys instrument. Also, only currently planned for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Sorry, Wii U owners. You could always sign this petition, I guess. we'll do it in a post

Is this just Rock Band for the new consoles? Yes and no. Rock Band 4 is not “Rock Band 3.5.” In the “Behind the Scenes” video released by Harmonix (see below), project manager Daniel Sussman mentioned diplomatically that MTV Games had more input that Harmonix desired, and that Harmonix worked on things they may not have really felt to be core and/or value-added Rock Band features. Now that Harmonix is independent again, they’re going to focus on exactly what they want to focus on.

But yes, Rock Band 4 will be the Rock Band game for the PS4 and Xbox One. Sussman: “We are calling it Rock Band 4 because it’s deserving the 4 – there’s a lot of innovative stuff that’s built into our design. At the same time we don’t envision a Rock Band 5, 6, 7 or 8. What we would rather do is build on the Rock Band 4 feature s.
Are there new instruments? Will there be new functionality?! Mad Catz will manufacture the new instruments for Rock Band 4, and will also publish the game with Harmonix. The instruments have been improved, as would be expected over the long hiatus. One such improvement noted was the tilt functionality will be improved. However, there will be no NEW functionality with the newly manufactured instruments (see color options offered below).

How can I get new instruments? Will my local retailer carry them this time? Not entirely sure on this yet. One of the fears I had with respect to a Rock Band revival would be retailers. When Rock Band (and Guitar Hero) were selling like hotcakes in the late 2000’s, retailers didn’t mind stocking big boxes on store shelves. Now that it has cooled off considerably, retailers may be gun shy to give valuable floor space to big bulky boxes with low profit margins. Polygon is reporting the following: Harmonix will be opening up pre-orders much earlier than most games, partly in an attempt to get a feel for the size of the market. They won’t have to ship as many instruments because so many already exist in the wild. The audience is likely still there, and it’s starved for a good rhythm game. Now the challenge is to fulfill that need without overshooting how much product should be created and shipped.

OK, but what about my DLC purchases? Existing DLC will be compatible for the PS4 and Xbox One. Though no specifics yet, and there are bound to be exceptions for a handful of songs, they have said that “Content purchased from the store or exported from a disc will transfer over to the new generation of consoles at not addition cost as we make that content available.” The timing of this is still up in the air, so it may not be available at launch, but it will be available eventually. (FYI, the process for cross-generational DLC updating is called “legacy entitlement.”) Sussman estimated that over 95 percent of Rock Band’s library of songs will make it over into Rock Band 4.

The Band-in-a-Box Bundle, which includes the Rock Band 4 game, a Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller, a Wireless Drum Kit Controller and a Microphone.

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