The Gigantic List Of All Rock Band 4's Available DLC Tracks

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Rock Band 4 makes the leap from last generation to the modern consoles with a massive catalog of existing Rock Band DLC, most of which is compatible with the latest game. That amounts to over 1,700 tracks, which can make finding your favorite song a pain when sifting through digital storefronts.

To ease the search for good music, we’ve compiled every DLC track currently available in a more organized format. As new songs are added, we’ll update the article. 

For those curious if Rock Band 4 is worth the price of admission, check out our review. Speaking of price, each DLC track costs $1.99.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 22, 2015)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (October 22, 2015)

Want to know how Splatoon can be improved, if difficult games are worth it, and what it would be like to hang out with Resident Evil's Jill Valentine? Well, this week's Blog Herding is for you!

Community Blogs For October 15 – October 21:

Ten Ways Splatoon Could Be Improved Will Watson has played a lot of Splatoon and clearly loves it. I agree with all of his calls for improvement. And though it has nothing to do with the game, I would love to see an anime for Nintendo's surprise hit. I don't know why, but it seems like a good, weird fit. Actually, let's get an anime and proper sequel for Chibi-Robo while we're at it.

Is The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller Worth Its Premium Price? We Weigh In

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The Xbox One controller is praised for its form and function, and is more than capable of handling the wear of the average gamer. But with the rise of competitive gaming, some now demand more from their controllers, causing the majority of pros to play on pricey custom controllers molded to their specific playstyles. In response, Xbox has forged a partnership with industry leader Scuf Gaming to produce the Xbox One Elite wireless controller, which releases on October 27 for $150.

To appeal to more than just the mainstream gamer, Xbox has made nearly every aspect of the Elite controller customizable. You can easily peel the magnetic d-pad and sticks off the face of the controller and change them out for different ones. The gamepad also features hair trigger locks, giving you more control over the triggers’ range of motion. Since the hair triggers are adjusted with a flick of a switch, the Elite has a clear advantage over Scuf’s offerings; the third-party manufacturer requires you to use a special tool to open the controller to adjust the triggers. 

Activision Blizzard Forms New Esports Division With ESPN, MLG Vets At The Top

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Esports is already a crucial part of Activision Blizzard’s yearly operations, but the mega-publisher is looking to make it a corporate value. The company has hired former ESPN and NFL Network CEO Steve Bornstein and MLG co-founder Mike Sepso to lead a new Esports division as chairman and senior vice president respectively.

Activision Publishing and Blizzard typically operate independently, though they are part of the same larger corporation. That won’t change, though the new Esports-focused division will work with both.

On the Activision side, the company has recently announced the new Call of Duty World League. At Blizzard, there are competitive elements to Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard’s new arena shooter Overwatch will likely join that roster soon.

Visions Of The Future: The Video Games Set In 2015

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Back to the Future II's vision of 2015 didn't quite pan out. With the exception of a Skype-like communication service that the McFly family uses within their homestead, most of the technology in the film is still very much science fiction. We don't have flying cars, hover boards, or pills that transform into full meals. Back to the Future II's fashion and sports predictions also didn't pan out. We don't wear two ties at once (although we could start that trend today), and all signs right now point to the Cubs not winning the World Series this year.

A few video games from yesteryear were also set in 2015, a year that game creators predicted would be filled with alien invasions and global war. Join us for a brief look back at these games' plots and futuristic views.

The Peace Keepers

Test Chamber – Guitar Hero Live

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Test Chamber – Guitar Hero Live

The second of this year's big music games is finally out, and I spent recent weeks exploring its many songs for our review. To offer some further detail of the way the game works, Jeff Cork and I take a look in this Test Chamber at the game's two distinct modes and the interaction and currency model around which the game is built.

In the video, we spend some time first in Live mode, and witness some of the crazy live-action scenes on offer. Then we tour through TV mode's streaming channels, and discuss the web of currency interactions that govern what songs you can play out of the whopping 200 song catalog for that section of the game. 

Check out the video below!

Here Are All Of The Multiplayer Specialists You’ll Be Playing As In Black Ops III

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Here Are All Of The Multiplayer Specialists You’ll Be Playing As In Black Ops III

Treyarch is shifting the formula for Call of Duty’s multiplayer component with Black Ops III. In addition to taking a further leap into the future with its setting and technology, as well as introducing swimming into the formula, players no longer take control of nameless soldiers. Instead, you now play as one of nine specialists.

Each specialist features a unique power weapon as well as a special ability that charges over the course of the match. Players choose between entering battle with the power weapon or ability, making the decision to play into your own strengths crucial. These personality-driven characters also have distinct backstories and quotes they yell out on the battlefield that further differentiate them from the other run-and-gunners. 

With so many characters offered up, it can be tricky to figure out which one is going to be the right fit for you. Check out a rundown of the nine characters that will be available at launch and start figuring out which one is going to be your main as you enter the firefight. 

From Star Wars To Mob Wars – Mafia III's Haden Blackman's Career

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From Star Wars To Mob Wars – Mafia III's Haden Blackman's Career

With our month of coverage on Mafia III, we've shown you gameplay and talked about the difficult process of founding of the new studio. Now we're taking a deep dive into the career of the game's creative director, Haden Blackman. With 13 years at LucasArts, Blackman worked with external developers in the process of creating Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Galaxies before becoming the creative director for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

We spoke to Blackman about the pros and cons of working for LucasArts during that era, his work in comics and the free-to-play space after LucasArts, and what lessons he took from George Lucas that he's applying to Mafia III. To learn more about what it was like inside LucasArts, check out our giant feature on the studio's rise and fall by clicking here.

Watch the video interview below to check out the long-form discussion with Blackman about his full career in gaming.

Top 10 Video Game Time Travelers

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To celebrate the fact that October 21, 2015 is Marty and Doc's destination date in Back to the Future II, we're taking a look at our favorite video game time travelers. These character don't need DeLoreans to tear through the fabric of time and space; they use an array of powers, technology, and other phenomena to jump between time periods. Read on to see where your favorites rank!

10. Abraham Lincoln The Conduit 2 At the end of this first-person shooter for the Wii, Abraham Lincoln and other historical figures come through a portal wearing space-marine armor. We may never know why this happens, because that knowledge requires that a living person plays (and remembers) The Conduit 2.

9. Garland
Final Fantasy
The first boss you fight in an RPG is usually a pushover. Though players trounce Garland early on, a time-travel loop ensures that he survives and eventually becomes the final boss – the god Chaos. Who says entry-level bosses don’t have career advancement opportunities?

Question Of The Month: What's The Best In-Game Reward You've Ever Received?

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Question Of The Month: What's The Best In-Game Reward You've Ever Received?

In issue 270, we asked readers what the best in-game reward they've ever received is. Destiny's coveted weapons, ultra-rare Pokemon, and a gag T-shirt awarded to Vice City completionists were among readers' favorites, but now it's your chance to weigh in.

Use the comments section below to share your favorite in-game reward with us, whether it's the spoils of a difficult quest, a post-game unlockable, or even an appreciated bit of fan service – we're not going to nitpick what technically counts as a reward and what doesn't! Unless your favorite reward comes from a Sonic game. Then it doesn't count.

Not done sounding off? Check out September's Question of the Month: Who Is The Best Giant Monster In Video Games?