This week's Rhythm Game Track Finder update is not only plentiful, but also home to at least one interesting video game fact that I did not know.
The past few weeks of Track Finder updates have been a bit slow, only adding some DLC one week, and half of an upcoming game the other. However, the same can't be said about this week. We are back on track, with updates for the biggest rhythm games around: "Rock Band," "Guitar Hero," and "DDR."
"Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero III" both saw updates of newly announced track packs, but the "DDR" addition was more archival, since it added "DDR Ultramix 2" to our database. In doing so, it also added one of the first games to really take advantage of Xbox Live's downloading capabilities.
There were six downloadable track packs for the original "Ultramix," and once "Ultramix 2" was released, there were another set of six for that game as well. However here is where it gets interesting, if you bought any of the track packs for the original, you could play those songs in the sequel as well. So your purchase wasn't just tied to one game, instead it was tied to a franchise. Sadly, this is an opportunity that "Guitar Hero III" has already missed out on, but there is still hope for "Rock Band." I mean, if this kind of technology worked four years ago, on a last generation console, why can't it work now?
Here's this week complete update list:
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix (Xbox) 5 Songs Added
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 (Xbox) 130 Songs Added
Guitar Hero III (Xbox 360, PS3) 3 Songs Added (Def Leppard's "Rock of Ages," "Photograph," and their still yet to be released new single "Nine Lives")
Rock Band (Xbox 360, PS3) 3 Songs Added (Blondie's "Call Me," The Police's "Message in a Bottle" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man")
As always, go to trackfinder.mtv.com, for all this and more — it’s the definitive search engine for all your music gaming needs.