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In another example of society inching closer to SkyNet, Rocksmith 2014 features a "Session Mode" that features adaptive A.I. In the jam session mode, the customizable band you select will play and react to your riffs helping you create sweet music. Music that will become the soundtrack of your de...

October 12th 2013 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Rocksmith 2014 expands on the tutorial set established in the inaugural release, but more pertinent to the visually-impaired rockers out there is an optional mode for the colorblind. Producer Taylor Benson, who is colorblind, says players will find adjusted hues and color saturation levels that wi...

October 4th 2013 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Rocksmith 2014 Edition bulks up its playable tracklist with eight newly announced songs, marking the first time Def Leppard, Green Day, and other acts have been featured in Ubisoft's guitar-teaching music simulation series. Today's announced tracks include Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me," D...

October 2nd 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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A new trailer for Rocksmith 2014 shows off a few of the mini-games coming to the game's Guitarcade mode. Introduced in the first Rocksmith, Guitarcade offers players a chance to improve their string-plucking skills while being challenged with retro-inspired micro-games such as the Galaga-like Duck...

September 23rd 2013 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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This Rocksmith 2014 trailer tours the game's improvements over the first title published by Ubisoft in 2011. 2014 sees a wide variety of changes, including a better note highway and lack of load times, Ubi says. Rocksmith 2014 will launch in October.

September 5th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest trailer for Rocksmith 2014 Edition details the game's enhanced teaching capabilities, which are accurate and specific enough to not just tell us that we're doing it wrong, but specifically how we're doing it wrong. Hey Ubisoft, can you patch this into our Significant Others?

August 30th 2013 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Our review of the original Rocksmith lauded the technology that underpinned the whole experience, namely that you could connect an electric guitar directly to your game console or PC, and it worked. As a game and as a learning tool, however, we raised quite a few criticisms about Rocksmith. The au...

August 25th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's FAQ for Rocksmith 2014 notes that the game will support all DLC from the original Rocksmith as well as its on-disc tracks. Speaking to executive producer Nao Higo at Gamescom, we've learned that there will likely be a few tracks that don't transfer. Higo told us that Rocksmith 2014 will s...

August 24th 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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One of the big features in Ubisoft's Rocksmith 2014 is Session Mode. In essence, it turns your gaming console or computer into a virtual jam band that listens to and adapts to how you play. It's pretty amazing, and we'll be posting a more detailed preview as soon as we can. In the meantime, here's...

August 23rd 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has rolled out a new trailer for its upcoming rhythm game and guitar teaching tool Rocksmith 2014 Edition, explaining how many of Rocksmith's core mechanics have been significantly overhauled for the series' follow-up release. During gameplay, note and chord prompts are now clearly labele...

August 22nd 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Rocksmith 2014's lesson mode will explain the causes for a player's mistakes and offer advice on how to fix them, an update to Ubisoft's blog announced this week. While the original Rocksmith told players when they were making mistakes, Rocksmith 2014 will explain exactly what's going wrong. If a...

August 3rd 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has just announced Rocksmith 2014 during its pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles, a follow-up to 2011's rhythm game/educational suite Rocksmith. The game was introduced by Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, who demonstrated the game's Session Mode, wherein he used voice commands to alter...

June 10th 2013 at 6:04pm 0 Comments