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RB1 Songs Compatible With RB2

Update: Okay, so it seems the songs ARE compatible. Or at least, Kotaku thinks they are. From what we can tell, Harmonix has confirmed two different things at two different times...we're not sure which to believe, but we'll believe the latest for now. 

Original Story:

Last week, several sources supposedly leaked a portion of the track list we'll receive with Rock Band 2. We have no confirmation or denial from Harmonix on this issue, but they did issue a denial on another subject: the subject of a faulty report from IGN that GameSpot later picked up.

According to the story, all songs from the original Rock Band plus all downloadable songs and content for the game would be compatible with the sequel that is scheduled to arrive later this year. Therefore, music fans were salivating at the idea of snagging the 80 songs set to be included in RB2 along with everything they already had with RB1. But unfortunately, as Joystiq has clarified, a Harmonix representative has confirmed this story isn't true, so don't drool yourself to death based on false information. On the good side of things, 80 songs is nothing to sneeze at, and you can be certain that more will arrive in the form of downloadable content in the future. The most recent report stated that over 10 million Rock Band song downloads have taken place since the game released in late 2007.

And besides, that leaked list (linked above) might actually be true, too. Harmonix made no mention of that...

Related Game(s): Rock Band 2

7/8/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

karneli lll
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 @ 11:24:16 PM
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now that's just cold!

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 12:19:17 AM
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Some people don't have 200 bucks to dish out every year for multiple years...this really pisses me off...enough so that I may not buy it...

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 1:27:01 AM
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So that dozen or so songs you paid extra for you are going to have to pay for again if you buy Rock Band 2. Cheeky sons of...

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 2:18:27 AM
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Yea...just wait until Rock band 3...Nothing will be compatible with anything...I'll have a basement full of cheap plastic guitars and bulky drum kits...

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 7:59:25 AM
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Man, that's some ol' BULLshit! I was so looking forward to playing my old Rock Band songs in RB2. So, now if I wanna play Dani California, I have to go back to the original game?
I mean, I kinda understand. If the new game has new bells and whistles, the old files wouldn't support them. But, I should still be able to play the songs in some simpler mode. It would be one leg up they have on GH.
So, if I plan on getting RB2 this fall, I should stop wasting my money on downloadable songs for RB1 now?

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pavlovic
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 8:24:47 AM
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Over 30 songs downloaded and they will be useless... bad move.

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 8:39:34 AM
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rockband sales will be bad for awhile now, horrible move. thought they had a edge over guitar hero...

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 10:41:47 AM
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But, I do remember seeing the screenshot of RB2 from G4 that had "All the Small Things" listed as one of the downloaded songs. I find it hard to believe that a song I already downloaded for the original RB, I'd have to pay for again to get into RB2.

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 3:28:40 PM
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Oh, and if you believe what Harmonix has posted at the Rock Band forums (and, I would)...

"Entire Rock Band Downloadable Content Music Catalog Compatible with
Rock Band 2"

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59332

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Mista
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 3:39:19 PM
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I'm buying just the disc anyway, I'll keep on using my GH3 guitars for it, I still have my drum kit cause no one takes them in on trade around here. I'm still getting World Tour no matter what, that drum kit rules.

I still don't understand the big complaint about them not being compatible, is it that big of a deal to get up and pop in the other disc?

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TheIllusiveMan
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 3:44:33 PM
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You guys need to reread this. It's talking about Rock Band 1 songs, not DLC. As in the songs on the disk. DLC is confirmed to work.

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caliblue15
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 5:05:25 PM

It actually talks about all forms of Rock Band 1 in like the first sentence, and this been proven false, by Harmonix officially. I really never trust Joystiq.

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