Rockband for iPhone & iPod Touch is Available in the AppStore

Fanboys and girls are understandable excited that EA has released Rockband for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The base game costs $9.95 and is 158 megs. Each song is reported to be between 10 and 20 megs each. People with smaller capacity devices may have to delete some content.

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Other sites are reporting that only 15 of the 20 songs are available immediately. The other 5 must be unlocked. New songs will be available for a buck. The Instruments are guitar, drums, bass plus vocals although I read elsewhere that the singing isn't actually singing. I haven't had a chance to check this report out.

Reviews on game sites are mixed, and many of the complaints have to do with hand-crapping. Likely playing in moderation (yeah, right), and finding a comfortable postion in which to hold or place the device while playing will help with that sort of issue.

    * Go solo, or push it to the limit with live Bluetooth Multiplayer
    * Sync up via Facebook on your own time.
    * Rock out on guitar, bass, drums or vocals to MP3-quality songs
    * Play at three levels: easy, medium or difficult
    * Play solo, or start a band with friends from around the world
    * Jump into Quickplay for casual sessions or take it on the road in Tour Mode
    * Play along with 20 legendary songs from great bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, The Beastie Boys, and more!
    * Start out playing in grungy dives and work all the way up to stadium-rock stardom
    * Collect rewards and achievements that provide replay value and depth to even the most experienced Rock Band veterans
    * Check out the in-game Music Store to purchase additional tracks

Track list in the core game:
    * Attack-30 Seconds To Mars
    * Girls Not Grey – AFI
    * Move Along - All American Rejects
    * Sabotage - Beastie Boys
    * All The Small Things - Blink-182
    * Hanging on the Telephone – Blondie
    * Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
    * Everlong - Foo Fighters
    * Bad to The Bone - George Thorogood & the Destroyers
    * Hymn 43 - Jethro Tull
    * Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
    * Simple Man - Lynard Skynard
    * Ace of Spades '08 – Motorhead
    * Debaser - Pixies
    * Ladybug - Presidents of The United States of America
    * Give It All - Rise Against
    * Lazy Eye - Silversun Pick Ups
    * Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
    * Take The Money and Run - Steve Miller Band
    * We Got The Beat - The Go Go's



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