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Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

Dhani Harrison, son of Beatles’ guitarist George Harrison, appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Tuesday 8 September, to discuss The Beatles: Rock Band video game.  Harrison, a musician and video game designer, helped develop and create the newest sensation for Beatlemania. He was also responsible for getting Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on board. Wrapping up Tuesday’s show, Conan, along with Tonight Show staff member Aaron Bleyaert, and Tonight Show band member Mark Pender, joined Harrison on Rock Band‘s version of “Birthday”.


The game was officially released on Wednesday, 9 September, along with the complete remastered Beatles catalog. The new digitally remastered albums have been dominating Amazon.com’s best-seller list. The game has been ranking first for Playstation 3, and second in sales for both Wii and XBOX360.



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Saturday, Aug 29, 2009

Because not enough of the world’s music has Timbaland’s stamp on it, he teamed up with Rockstar Games to create a music mixer based on this Flash toy. The result is Beaterator, and it’s coming out for the PSP on September 29th, replete with beats, loops, and a veritable smorgasbord of sounds meticulously crafted by the hit machine himself.


Between this, the utilitarian KORG DS-10, and the inimitable Electroplankton, developers are carving out an interesting niche for music production on handheld video game consoles. Check out this video to see Timbaland in action, Beaterator in hand.


   


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Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The Beatles: Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games)
Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Releasing: 9 September 2009


SONG LIST


Singles
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper
Paperback Writer
Revolution
Don’t Let Me Down


Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Boys
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Twist and Shout


With the Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Man


A Hard Day’s Night
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Buy Me Love


Beatles For Sale
Eight Days a Week
Help!:
Ticket to Ride


Rubber Soul
Drive My Car
I’m Looking Through You
If I Needed Someone


Revolver
Taxman
Yellow Submarine
And Your Bird Can Sing


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning


Magical Mystery Tour
I Am the Walrus
Hello Goodbye


The Beatles (White Album)
Dear Prudence
Back in the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Birthday
Helter Skelter


Yellow Submarine
Hey Bulldog


Abbey Road
Come Together
Something
Octopus’s Garden
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Here Comes the Sun


Let It Be
Dig a Pony
I Me Mine
I Got a Feeling
Get Back


Love
Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows


(via Rolling Stone)


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Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009
by McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

The following games are scheduled for release this week, according to GameSpot.com:


July 20:


The King of Fighters XII (X360 and PS3; genre: fighting games, rated T)



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Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band releases 9 September, “coincidentally” on the same day as the re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue drops. Think you can play these songs like the Fab Four?



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