When it was announced that Rockband would be released on 25 September, I wasn’t too interested. I was a little wary with the reports on the internet about Rockband’s equipment so I decided then to hold until Guitar Hero World Tour and its equipment arrives this month. So I bought Rockband software and used my Guitar Hero’s guitars to play them. It was working fine and while we felt we were missing out on the drums, we didn’t care much. Then three things happened:
1) My black Guitar Hero guitar had an unresponsive yellow fret button.
2) World Tour is delayed to November.
3) I went to my friend’s place to check out her playing Rockband.
These totally changed my plans. On Saturday, my brother followed me to the neighbourhood game shop (FunzCentre) and we got our Rockband package home. It was not heavy, just bulky to carry around. We unwrapped the package once we got home and like anyone who’s with a new toy, we were as excited like little boys.
Everything was working fine except for the USB mike. I have two Xbox360 consoles at home and it didnt work on both, and on all the available ports.
Luckily we can use the Xbox360 headset as an alternative.