Well this has been kind of an on and off again thing, but we’ve had Rock Band 2, 3 and Beatles for a while but hated paying for DLC content and never really research how to use it. But here are the little tricks. I can see sort of why this franchise has died. It isn’t just the loss of interest in buying $200 peripherals, it is also the incredible prices of the songs.
- There are 84 songs in Rock Band 2, if you don’t want to unlock them all, there is a magic incantation to get them all running without playing. You go to the Options/Modify Game menu and get your guitar and hit the buttons, Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue quickly.
- If you have Rock Band 2, there is an incredible obscure way to get an additional 20 songs. You have to first go to rockband.com/bonustracks and register, then you have to register at the playstation network (you know the one that was hacked so badly a year or so ago). Get all these logins in sync then go to the Playstation/Account Management/Redeem Codes and then run the download manager. I haven’t used PSN much but it is deep and confusing for sure! Then you download, it appears a bubble in the Games menu then you install. Wow, can it be more complicated?
- You can transfer songs from Rock Band 2 to Rock Band 3. We’ve been stupidly just loading different disks. It is complicated and not all songs import for some reason (licensing?) and it costs $10 to do???