DJ Hero Mix Pack

Most music games release downloadable content pretty soon after the game is released. Activision has wasted no time in putting out their first mix pack for DJ Hero. However, the pack’s priced at $6 and it doesn’t let you download individual mixes over Xbox Live or PlayStation Network but you can on Wii.

The DJ Hero “Extended Mix Pack 01” includes:

  • “All Of Me” by 50 Cent featuring Mary J. Blige vs. “Radio Ga Ga” by Queen
  • “DARE” by Gorillaz vs. “Can’t Truss It” Performed by Public Enemy

If the mixes were separated onto all of the consoles, the downloadable content would still consist of the price of $3 per mix. In contrast, for Guitar Hero 5, the individual song tracks are only priced at $2 each. When Activision was contacted, they would neither confirm nor deny this as the standard price for the future content.

“I cannot comment about future DJ Hero downloadable,” said the Guitar Hero public relations manager, Aaron Grant, in an e-mailed statement from this morning, “but for the DJ Hero downloadable content that has been announced, individual mixes will cost $3.”

There will be a “David Guetta Mix Pack,” which will features three mixes. This mix pack will be released on November 24th.

To me, it seems like the prices are not set in stone. Make sure that if you think that $3 for each song is too much then you get your opinion heard.

New Music DLC

For the week of October 26, this is the music downloadable content that was released. Check out these new songs for the PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360. The DLC is as follows:

Guitar Hero 5

“All Hallows Eve Track Pack”

Gwar – “Gor Gor”
Marilyn Manson – “Beautiful People”
The Misfits – “Astro Zombies”

Price: $5.49/440 Microsoft Points/550 Wii Points for pack, or $1.99/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii Points per track

Click through to see new tracks for Rock Band, Rock Band Unplugged, SingStar and Lips.

Rock Band

Packs

“Rob Zombie Pack 01”

“Burn”
“Dragula”
“Superbeast”

Price: $5.49/440 MSP for pack, or $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track

“Wolfmother Pack 01”

“New Moon Rising”
“Pilgrim”
“Sundial”
“White Unicorn”
“Woman”

Price: $8.49/680 MSP for pack, or $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track

Tracks

Liz Phair – “Rock Me” – $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP
Morningwood – “Best of Me” – $0.99/80 MSP/100 WP
Morningwood – “Sugarbaby” – $0.99/80 MSP/100 WP

Rock Band: Unplugged

Sonic Youth – “Kool Thing”
Steely Dan – “My Old School”

Price: $1.99 per track

SingStar

Packs

“Duran Duran Song Pack”

“Hungry Like The Wolf”
“Rio”
“Ordinary World”
“Save A Prayer”
“Girls On Film”

Price: $6.99 for pack

Tracks

Dave Dobbyn – “Slice of Heaven”
Di-rect – “Hungry For Love”
Dizzee Rascal – “Holiday”
Dizzee Rascal – “Bonkers”
Everclear – “Everything To Everyone”
Everclear – “Santa Monica”
Fun Boy Three – “Our Lips Are Sealed”
Maria Mena – “Belly Up”
Milk Inc – “Walk On Water”
Milk Inc – “Whisper”
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – “Are You The One I’ve Been Waiting For?”
The Stone Roses – “I Am The Resurrection”

Price: $1.99 per track

Lips

No new songs

PlayStation 2’s 9th “Birthday”

On this day, nine years ago, the PlayStation 2 was “born”. Therefore, it is appropriate to say “Happy Birthday PS2!” This console, which was the champion of the previous console war is ancient in the video game world.

Sony reports that for every three households in the United States, there is one household that owns a PlayStation 2. There is a total of nearly 140 million people who own the system around the world. This makes it among the most successful game systems ever created. Games are even still being made for it. In case you missed this console in the last decade, you can pick up a PS2 SLim for the low price of $99. A great money saver is that you can get the PS2 games, which consists of more than 10,000 titles, for a very low price at used game retailers across the globe.

For many people, their PS2 is most likely out of use collecting dust and has been ever since they moved on to the PS3, Wii or Xbox 360. Maybe there is a few people who use their PS2 on rare occasions. Where is your PlayStation 2? When was the last time you used it?

New Releases for the Week

There are many new games being released this week for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS and PC. The following list is the consoles followed by the games being released for that console:

PlayStation 3

  • DJ Hero
  • Fairytale Fights
  • Jurassic: The Hunted
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • Tekken 6

Wii

  • All Star Cheer Squad 2
  • Barbie and the Three Musketeers
  • Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
  • CSI: Deadly Intent
  • DJ Hero
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  • Hasbro Family Game Night 2
  • Hidden Mysteries: Titanic
  • Jurassic: The Hunted
  • Monster 4X4: Stunt Racer
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day
  • Press Your Luck 2010 Edition
  • Remington North American Bird Hunter
  • Sim Animals: Africa
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • World of Zoo

Xbox 360

  • Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
  • CSI: Deadly Intent
  • DJ Hero
  • Fairytale Fights
  • Forza Motorsport 3
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (XBL)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
  • Jurassic: The Hunted
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • Tekken 6

PlayStation Portable

  • Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
  • Ghostbusters
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  • Petz Saddle Club
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square

Nintendo DS

  • 100 All-Time Favorites
  • Atelier Annie Alchemists of Sera Island
  • The Backyardigans
  • Barbie and the Three Musketeers
  • Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
  • Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple
  • CSI: Deadly Intent: The Hidden Cases
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  • Dream Salon
  • Hasbro Family Game Night 2
  • Hidden Mysteries: Titanic
  •  class=”hiddenSpellError” pre=””>Petz Dolphinz Encounter
  • Press Your Luck 2010 Edition
  • Sim Animals: Africa
  • Sushi Academy
  • Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square

PC

  • CSI: Deadly Intent
  • League of Legends: Clash of Fates
  • Press Your Luck 2010 Edition

Rock Band 2 Bundle for just $79

There is a hugely amazing deal for all you PS3 and Xbox 360 owners. You can purchase Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all of the instruments that you need to play the game including the drums, guitar and microphone for the low price of $79. The instruments you would get would be the Rock Band version. This game is unfortunately only for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and not for the Wii or PS2.

For those of you who have not figured it out yet, there is one money saving tip that can help you save hundreds of dollars. You will still get all of the same games, accessories and systems as everyone else. This sounds good so far, doesn’t it? All you have to do is have patience. If you wait about six months or so until after a game has been released, then you will usually be able to get it for a much lower price.

I know that the downfall of this strategy is that you will miss out on the new releases at the time you come out. You will still end up with all of the same things as your friends except you will have more money. Buying Gears of War 2 and Dead Space during Christmas this year will most likely save you a lot of money just like your patience for the games Rock Band and Rock Band 2 which you can now get together for just $79.

Music DLC for the Week

This week has many new DLC releases for the music games of Guitar Hero 5, Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band, Rock Band: Unplugged and Lips. The following is the list of songs followed by their prices:

Guitar Hero 5

“Classic Rock 2 Track Pack”

Peter Frampton – “Show Me the Way” (Live)
J. Geils Band – “Freeze-Frame”
Triumph – “Lay It on the Line”

Price: $1.99/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii Points per track, or $5.49/440 MSP/550 WP for pack

Rock Band

“Queen Pack”

“Another One Bites the Dust”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Fat Bottomed Girls”
“I Want It All”
“I Want to Break Free”
“Killer Queen”
“One Vision”
“Somebody to Love”
“Tie Your Mother Down”
“Under Pressure”

Price: $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track, or $15.99/1280 MSP for pack

Rock Band: The Beatles

“Abbey Road: Complete the Album Pack”

“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” – $1.99, 160 MSP
“Oh! Darling” – $1.99, 160 MSP
“Because” – $1.99, 160 MSP
“You Never Give Me Your Money”
“Sun King”
“Mean Mr. Mustard”
“Polythene Pam”
“She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”
“Golden Slumbers”
“Carry That Weight”
“The End”
“Her Majesty”

Price: $16.99/1360 MSP for pack

Wii

Tracks

“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” – 200 WP
“Oh! Darling” – 200 WP
“Because” – 200 WP
“Her Majesty” – 100 WP

Multi-Track Sets:

“Sun King”/ “Mean Mr. Mustard”
“Polythene Pam”/ “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”
“Golden Slumbers”/ “Carry That Weight”/ “The End”

Price: 350 WP per set

Rock Band: Unplugged

Blink-182 – “The Rock Show”
The Offspring – “All I Want”

Price: $1.99 per track

Lips

“The Supremes Song Pack”

“Baby Love”
“You Can’t Hurry Love”
“Stop! in the Name of Love”

Price: 160 MSP per track, or 440 MSP for pack

Beat it! to iPhone and iPod Touch

Beat it! is an upcoming game for the iPhone and iPod touch. It is not a rhythm game. It is a music game. In this game you do not just need to hit the notes with the beat, you must deconstruct a music clip and then try to recreate it. This game is believed to have much potential.

Here is how the game works: A short clip is played while you listen to it a couple times in order to get the notes down. After that, you tap squares on a grid in order to create a line of music which sounds like the clip you just heard. You have the ability to turn squares on or off by simply tapping them. While you create the clip, a line moves over the grid and plays your selection. If you have placed a correct note in the right place of a measure then the square will sparkle. There is five different worlds that you must beat and each world gets harder and harder as you go. For example, new instruments will keep getting added represented by a new line added onto the grid.

A game mode that may interest people is the free play mode which allows you to make your own music clips. Soon after the games release, a feature that will allow you to share your clips and comment on other players clips.

This game will be available in late October for the price of $2.99.