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Rock Band 4 is about to become brutal

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You might have heard of Rock Band 4 lately. It’s that musical game with a plastic axe that isn’t Guitar Hero Live. While Guitar Hero Live works best as your own personal VH1 channel provided that you have enough bandwidth, Rock Band 4 is a bit of a different beast, with slightly more archaic leanings for a different kind of audience.

The kind of fan-base that is, who want to punish themselves and turn their hands into mangled husks of formerly working digits and tendons it seems. That’s because Rock Band 4 is about to get rather…brutal.

The big December update for Rock Band 4 drops today, slowly turning the lean release into something with more meat on its bones. You can expect new score challenge features, better combo recognition and “Brutal Mode”. Essentially turning the game difficulty up to 11, Brutal Mode constantly monitors your performance and adjusts the game difficulty to provide the kind of challenge usually reserved for Hercules when he embarked on his twelve labours quest.

Perform at a consistently good pace, and Rock Band 4 will start throwing more notes at you, quicker and with a harsher sense of judgement. Hell, some of the notes even fade out, so you’ll need to have a decent memory and sense of timing for a hidden menace. Absolute, pure madness. If you can master Brutal Mode, then you most likely will have spent enough time to have learnt to play a real guitar, in your pursuit of this insane difficukty mode.

Brutal. Absolutely brutal.

Last Updated: January 4, 2017


  1. It’s metal for fish…. Because fish donts be having any goods metal to listen toos!!!!


    • Captain JJ 4x

      December 9, 2015 at 06:53

      Yes! Haha. A Metalocalypse fan knows! 😀


  2. Jan Prins

    December 8, 2015 at 20:57



    • Marc O Polo

      December 9, 2015 at 07:26


      • Jan Prins

        December 9, 2015 at 07:41

        I speak my tale very deliciously.


  3. ZA Ludomusicologist

    December 8, 2015 at 23:31

    I don’t know. Playing an instrument myself… it is much more difficult to play piano/violin. These games are fake!


    • Geoffrey Tim

      December 9, 2015 at 06:38

      Yeah, I hear you! I have a knife, and stabbing people in real life is just so much satisfying than doing it in games. I’m so tired of how fake these games all are. I plan on buying myself an combat rifle for the holidays, so I can learn how to shoot people too.


      • Jan Prins

        December 9, 2015 at 07:38

        Just remember: NO RUSSIAN!


        • Geoffrey Tim

          December 9, 2015 at 08:18

          The Only Russian in my life comes with chips. (Only no, because those things are gross)


          • Jan Prins

            December 9, 2015 at 08:40

            Eat a russian! Will put hair on your chest!

          • HairyEwok

            December 9, 2015 at 08:49

            Horse hair….. Maybe some donkey too.

          • Jan Prins

            December 9, 2015 at 08:52

            What the eye does not see makes the heart not hurt or something like that.

      • WitWolfy

        December 9, 2015 at 08:25

        I wouldn’t mind shooting some politicians for extra XP..


      • ZA Ludomusicologist

        December 9, 2015 at 17:40

  4. Captain JJ 4x

    December 9, 2015 at 06:52

    • WitWolfy

      December 9, 2015 at 08:33

      That kids’ like… “First I jam a beat on this ukulele, then I put the beat down on your mom.”


      • Captain JJ 4x

        December 9, 2015 at 08:34

        You know it.


  5. WitWolfy

    December 9, 2015 at 08:23

    I’m still just hoping we get a Rockband store when it eventually lands here.. Might have to hold of a purchase first to see which console can give me the best Rockband 4 experience, or to see if we’re even gonna get a Rockband store to begin with..


  6. Captain JJ 4x

    December 9, 2015 at 08:36



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