'Rock Band' Coming to iPhone and iPod Touch

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    TouchArcade previewed
    an upcoming release of [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Band_(video_game)[/img]
    Rock Band[/url] for the iPhone and iPod touch. Rock Band is, of course, an incredibly popular rhythm game franchise which allows up to four people play instruments in time with popular rock songs. The iPhone version offers on-screen tapping in the place for each instrument including vocals.
    The iPhone version of the game is expected to be released as early as next week.

    Article Link: 'Rock Band' Coming to iPhone and iPod Touch
     
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    If it looks like what they showed on the android (or whatever the phone is on the verizon "there's a map for that" commercial) then it should be pretty awesome.
     
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    This is something I'm prepared to open my wallet for.
     
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    They're going to have to step it up quite a bit to compete with the PSP Go or whatever that device is called.
     
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    Why didn't they use the built in microphone for the singing? It looked like you just needed to touch the correct row?
     
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    no singing?

    I can't believe what they did to the singing. EA... this is a phone, which means it had a mic. WTH?
     
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    WOO HOO! depending on the price..... i'll be buying this lil app!
     
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    ya! this is lame. they should take a lesson from "i am t-pain" which shows that pitch tracking is possible on the phone.
     
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    why do people so easily forget about the iPod touch?... not everyone uses the iPhone for App Store Apps.

    I do feel like they dropped the ball for those interested in singing though. Esp since you can use the mic built into the apple headphones on the iPod touch. Maybe they can add this feature later...

    of course, being designed to be played on a portable device does mean that you may not be in a place where you can sing without disturbing those around you.
     
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    This looks pretty amazing! And I agree they dropped the ball with the way it handles vocals. They could just as easily have put a little "Vocals on iPod Touch requires external microphone" disclaimer as other apps have with similar input. Other than that, it looks great and I look forward to seeing the price, and if not too high, I will definitely buy it. I think it could be like $9.99 because they might only give you a few songs and have in-app purchases of other songs probably. I could be wrong, but it makes sense. Get people on-board with a relatively low introductory price for a great game ported to these devices, and then make more money on $.99 songs for purchase.
     
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    I am sorry I didn't mention the iPod Touch. However, the iPod Touch can take advantage of the mic found in apples latest ear buds. I use it all the time for skype on my wife's iPod (2nd Gen).

    UPDATE: Oops, did not notice that you mentioned the ear buds yourself. Cheers!
     
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    Vocals could've been a great way to distinguish this from the Tap Tap Revenge style games. That said, I'm surprised that Tap Tap hasn't already included a true vocal mode.
     
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    I have Rock Band for my Wii and I love it... on the iphone?!?! Sounds good but it'll probably be to much to really be worth it...
     
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    Do you really want to be on a crowded bus or subway when half of the riders are trying to sing along to Coheed and Cambria or Rush and attempting the high pitch?

    I'd rather listen to nails on a chalkboard. ;)
     
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    Note the multiplayer achievement... this game will be amazing in ad-hoc mode... seriously good. Pending on price, I might get this
     
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    A good point, to be sure.

    It would be nice to have the option though.
     
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    ProwlingTiger

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    The..um TouchArcade link is not properly configured in the original post.
     
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    This has the potential to rock (so to speak) or fail in a Darwin award winning sort of way. I'm going to waitfor the reviews before I plunk down the cash.
     
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    This has the potential to rock (so to speak) or fail in a Darwin award winning sort of way. I'm going to wait for the reviews before I plunk down the cash.
     
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    Maybe they're working on singing for a future update because they felt it was too difficult? No idea. Kelly Clarkson's Open Mic wasn't even near close to decent in singing (because only females could actually play that game and do well without males having to feminize their voices sounding like high pitched peoples).
     
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    Haha, Good point. I just might have to buy an iPod Touch for this particular app.
     
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    4 player?

    Does that mean they have it work syncronized with 3 other people's iphones too?

    That would be truly awesome
     
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    wow. gaming for the iphone and ipod touch really is coming along nicely
     
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    Depending on reviews, I will drop the dollars for this game.
     

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