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Rock Band DLC priced! Cheaper than Guitar Hero's, more choice

Dan Dormer

Y'know what? Usage of Robin's "Holy (noun), Batman!" catch phrase often marks any given blog post as pedestrian but ... what the hell. Holy Rock Band downloadable content prices, Batman! We visited Harmonix earlier today, but "mum" was the word regarding DLC pricing, but now we know why ... because they love GameSpot a little bit more than us.

Harmonix revealed that instead of charging 500 Microsoft Points ($6.25) for a three song pack as Activision does with Guitar Hero III, they would be releasing the packs for 440 Microsoft Points ($5.49) with -- and here's the kicker -- the option to download individual songs without purchasing the entire pack. Single track pricing starts as low as 80 Microsoft Points ($0.99) and can go as high as 240 Microsoft Points ($2.99), but the "vast majority" will be priced at 159 Microsoft Points ($1.99).

Some of the standout singles planned for release include Weezer's "Buddy Holly," The Clash's "I Fought The Law," and Radiohead's "My Iron Lung." For a full breakdown of the first five weeks of planned DLC for Rock Band, hit the break. Commence dancing in the streets elsewhere (or in the comments).

Week of November 20, 2007:
(*--asterisk denotes a cover version)
Metallica Pack

"Ride the Lightning"
"And Justice for All"

The Police Pack
"Can't Stand Losing You"
"Synchronicity II"

Queens of the Stone Age Pack
"3's and 7's"
"Little Sister"
"Sick Sick Sick"

Individual Tracks
"Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (Cover)
"Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner (Cover)
"Bang a Gong (Get It On)" by T-Rex (Cover)
"My Sharona" by The Knack (Cover)
"Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways (Cover)
"Joker & The Thief"--Wolfmother

Week of November 27, 2007
David Bowie Pack
"Moonage Daydream"
"Heroes" (Cover)
"Queen Bitch" (Cover)

Week of December 4, 2007
Black Sabbath Pack (Covers)
"Sweet Leaf"
"War Pigs"

Week of December 11, 2007
Punk Pack
"Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones
"I Fought the Law" by The Clash
"Ever Fallen In Love" by Buzzcocks (Cover)

Week of December 18, 2007
Individual Tracks
"My Iron Lung" by Radiohead
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer
"Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders (Cover)

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