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« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2011, 12:14:50 pm »
The 5th fret 6th fret thing could be that your slightly bending the string which will make it closer to a A# not an A (on the top string). That's a pretty common beginner mistake.

Anyway, I bought this today and have a bit of a hard time with the timing. It's funny because the first song is satisfaction which is one of the very first songs I learned to play. I had a hard time not playing notes that I know are supposed to be there. It also kind of threw me off that they have you playing songs on the first two strings up to fret 5 then BAM on one of the encores you're up at the 12th fret. Probably wouldn't be a problem if I knew the songs, but a couple I've never heard before in my life.

All in all it's a big step up from rock band. Hopefully this will get the legions of gamers out there to learn a real instrument.

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« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2011, 06:33:48 am »
I figured there would be those select few that would say the game is garbage because they are "seasoned pros" at playing guitar. I'm really not all that concerned about that. I think that as long as it's enjoyable and keeps anyone playing and practicing their instrument, it's successful in my eyes. So, I fully intend on picking up a copy of the "game" for myself.

Question, how do you guys navigate through the menus to select whatever it is that you want to try out? In Rock Band, using the Fender Squire itself was a controller, so you could nav that way. But here, with a real guitar, I can't picture it. Unless of course you just keep your Xbox controller nearby and use that. Duh.
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« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2011, 11:00:47 am »
Yeah, I had to keep a controller handy. I just bought the stand alone game and am using a regular guitar. Maybe the one that comes with has some buttons?

Like you said, any tool that keeps you interested and practicing is a win in my eyes.

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« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2011, 11:10:38 am »
Yeah, I had to keep a controller handy. I just bought the stand alone game and am using a regular guitar. Maybe the one that comes with has some buttons?

Like you said, any tool that keeps you interested and practicing is a win in my eyes.

As far as I know there are no buttons on the guitar that comes in the bundle. Just a regular guitar for those that don't already own one.
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« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2011, 11:41:39 am »
Added Rocksmith Review (IGN)

So Umaine and Wilson, tell me more about the minigames. Any favorites yet? And tell me just how in depth the customization of the FX Rack and Pedals are.
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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2011, 04:23:37 pm »
I've only unlocked 1 mini game so far, that being Ducks, and its highly **** addictive and highly **** useful! its just a bunch of columns representing all the frets and the strings at the bottom. The strings are differentiated by the colors of the 360s controller button so you don't have to worry about not knowing what string to strum. Ducks come up from the bottom on a fret and you have to strum the proper string on the right fret to fire a shot and hit the duck. The quicker you get the shot off and hit the duck the more points and time you get. It teaches speed, accuracy, and shifting, simple concept that works well.

I spent most of my time the other day practicing riffs to Satisfaction, actually just the intro. I increased my level from 56% accuracy to 86%. I did however find myself "cheating" by using my Rock Band slide technique which is in real guitar technique a no no. Instead of training my pinky to get that furthest down fret I was sliding my hand down and using my ring finger. Its definitely not the most efficient way to do it but it got the desired effect, leveling me up and getting the riff right.

The bundled guitar is kind of a mini where it has 1 pick up and there not much to it. however it is a real guitar and isn't like the RB squire that has controller buttons.

Last week I got real lucky and now find myself with 2 guitars. A guy at work was getting ready to move and was selling all his stuff. So I went over and took a look at what he was selling and the only thing that caught my eye was this barely used Epiphone Les Paul Special II. Jet black and custom gold pick ups and tuning pegs with gold trim. I went home to get my little amp and tried it out with what little I can do and it sounded great and was in perfect shape with just a couple of small blemishes. I was afraid to ask how much but apparently he was really in need of money, $75. I almost felt guilty..... almost.


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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2011, 07:27:23 pm »
First bit of DLC announced for the 15th -

"Get ready for the next DLC on 11/15 - “Smoke On The Water” Deep Purple, “More Than A Feeling” Boston, “Jessica” The Allman Brothers Band."
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« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2011, 08:29:38 pm »
Excellent score on the Axe.
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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2011, 07:48:57 am »
I forgot to post here earlier when I saw it, but 2 days ago I went to Amazon to see if there was a price drop and saw that the $80 price tag had jumped to $107. I was scratching my head in how a product just released with the MSRP could soar that high, that fast. This morning, the price is back down. Actually, it's 2 bucks cheaper than it's original tag.
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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2011, 09:45:33 am »
Yeah sounds like a little "Oopsie!" on Amazons behalf. Sometimes if you're lucky you can catch them when they do the opposite and lower the price of something. But that usually doesn't last long.
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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2011, 10:03:02 am »
Sometimes if you're lucky you can catch them when they do the opposite and lower the price of something. But that usually doesn't last long.

THIS is what I'm always looking for on Amazon.
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« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2011, 12:53:34 am »
Added Be In the Next Rocksmith Ad

Hey Umaine and Wilson! Now is your chance to take your skills and become Rockstars! Not that you guys already aren't. But you can bee in the next AD for the game. All I ask from you guys is that you feature my name in the video prominently so I too can be in the AD. It can be on a t-shirt, on your guitar or scrawled on the wall behind you as you rock out.

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« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2011, 08:28:25 pm »
Listen for the quote "This goes out to Chip! The biggest Raiders/Broncos fan ever!"
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« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2011, 08:29:50 pm »
Listen for the quote "This goes out to Chip! The biggest Raiders/Broncos fan ever!"

If I wasn't laughing so hard right now....I'd be killing you.
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« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2011, 11:19:32 am »
Black Friday Gamestop deal for Rocksmith $49.99
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