Rock Band 3 Inadvertently Smiles for Camera at Gamescom

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So because media outlets got the jump on confirming all the tracks in Rock Band 3 Harmonix decided to come out and "un-officially" confirm the rumors listed below. Way to try to cover up your mess there. But this isn't an announcement no matter how you try to play it. You guys screwed up and this is damage control. Just call it as it is.

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You would think that in the "YouTube" generation everyone would realize that there are cameras everywhere. Especially at conventions that are geared toward technical types like gamers. That would be a safe assumption, right?

You know who doesn't think that, though? The people at Gamescom who were showing Rock Band 3 to all the convention goers. At E3 they were extremely careful on which tracks were shown to be included on the disk. Here at Gamescom, right in front of Gott Game, the demonstrators decided to cycle through all the songs to find one of the announced songs to show off; apparently oblivious to the HD camera recording the entire thing.

As you would expect, that recording was placed online, for a short time, in all of its HD glory were one could easily pick out the unannounced tracks. The tracks are listed below for you for your viewing pleasure. I'm sure Harmonix is a bit upset since the international tracks were the only ones supposed to be shown. Oops for them.

  • The Bronx – False Alarm
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
  • Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Live)
  • Tegan and Sara – The Con
  • Riverboat Gamblers – Don’t Bury Me… I’m Still Not Dead
  • The Police – Don't Stand So Close to Me
  • Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle
  • Blondie – Heart of Glass
  • The Who – I Can See For Miles
  • James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
  • John Lennon – Imagine
  • Big Country – In a Big Country
  • Primus – Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
  • Echo and the Bunnymen – Killing Moon
  • Dover – King George
  • Raveonettes – Last Dance
  • The Sounds – Living in America
  • Phish – Llama
  • Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
  • Paramore – Misery Business
  • Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
  • At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
  • The Muffs – Outer Space
  • Golden Earring – Radar Love
  • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  • Elton John – Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
  • Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
  • The Smiths – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
  • Hypernova – Viva La Resistance
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves – Something Bigger, Something Brighter
  • Swingin' Utters – This Bastard’s Life
  • Dire Straits – Walk of Life
  • Devo – Whip It
  • Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
  • Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1

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Now to go along with the "leaked" information from Gamescom, an Achievement list has also surfaced on the net. Not from Harmonix directly, but from someone quoting a reliable source. They are listed a little further below.

What I find interesting about this list is that you are more rewarded for brand loyalty over skill at the game. Yes there are the obvious "100% On X Difficulty," but there is 240 Gamer Score that is linked to playing downloaded songs. That is almost 20% of the 1256 total for just downloading and playing songs.

Before you say "that isn't that much," take a look at a lot of the other ones here. They are also quite a few "Make A Character" or "5 Star On Easy" type of achievements here too. Then again, this could just be a rumored list and not a solid one. We'll see I guess.

  • Tune Up (5G) - Calibrate your audio/video setup for the optimal Rock Band 3 experience
  • Self-Made Dude or Lady (5G) - Create a Character
  • Best. Name. Ever. (5G) - Rename your band
  • Well Connected (6G) - Connect your Rock Band 3 Band with rockband.com at www.rockband.com
  • Bass Streaker (10G) - Get a streak of 500 notes on Bass
  • Most Authentic Strummer (10G) - Hit 100% of the notes, only strumming up, on Hard Bass
  • Drum Roll, Please! (10G) - Nail a drum roll
  • Triple Awesome (10G) - Get a Triple Awesome while playing with Vocal Harmonies
  • Vocals Showmanship (10G) - Deploy overdrive four times in a single song as a vocalist
  • Tambourine Master (10G) - Hit 100% of the notes in a percussion section
  • Fastest Feet (15G) - Hit 90% of the Kick Notes in a song on Hard Drums
  • Keys Streaker (15G) - Get a streak of 350 notes on Keys
  • Drum Trainer Initiate (15G) - Complete the introductory Pro Drum Trianer lessons
  • Play a Real Guitar Already! (15G) - Play "The Hardest Button to Button" on Pro Guitar
  • Pro Guitar to the Max (15G) - Max out your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Guitar
  • Power Chords (15G) - Complete the "Power Chords" lessons in the Pro Guitar trainer
  • Pro Keyboardist (15G) - Hit at least 90% of the notes in 3 songs on Expert Pro Keys
  • Pro Keys to the Max (15G) - Max our your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Keys
  • Vocal Virtuoso (15G) - Earn an Awesome rating on at least 90% of the phrases in 6 songs on Hard Vocals
  • Fistful of Awesome (15G) - Beat 5 downloaded songs
  • Accountant's Dozen (15G) - Beat 12 downloaded songs
  • Decent Collection (15G) - Beat 20 downloaded songs
  • I Want It All (15G) - Play a downloaded Queen song
  • Shameless Self-Promotion (15G) - Download and play three songs from a band that has Harmonix team members in it.
  • Just Another Band Out of Boston (15G) - 5 Star any Boston song
  • You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (20G) - Maintain overdrive for 60 seconds
  • Hometown Threwdown (20G) - Complete the "Hometown Throwdown" Road Challenge
  • Real Nor'easter (20G) - Complete "The Wicked Awesome Tour"
  • Wilderness Survival (20G) - Complete the "Through the Wilderness, Eh?" Road Challenge
  • Party Animal (20G) - Complete the "Total Debauchery" Road Challenge
  • Guitar Apprentice (20G) - 5 Star on Easy Guitar (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Bass Apprentice (20G) - 5 Starred on Easy Bass (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Drums Apprentice (20G) - 5 Star on Easy Drums (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Keys Apprentice (20G) - 5 Star on Easy Keys (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Pro Bass Apprentice (20G) - 5 Star on Easy Pro bass (or 3 star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Pro Guitar Apprentice (20G) - 5 Star on Easy Pro Guitar (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Pro Keys Apprentice (20G) - 5 Star on Easy Pro Keys (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Downloader (20G) - Play a downloaded song
  • Vocal Apprentice (20G) - 5 Star on Easy Vocals (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs
  • Millionaire Club (25G) - Get 1,000,000 on one song
  • Major Mileage (25G) - Get 90 or more spades on "The Long Drive South" Road Challenge
  • Hell Defrosted (25G) - Will all rewards on the "Hell Freezes Over" Road Challenge
  • Rock Band Master (25G) - 5 Star on Medium (or 3 star on a higher difficulty) any 50 Rock band 3 songs
  • The Connoisseur's Connoisseur (25G) - Get 90 or more spades on "The European Connoisseur" Road Challenge
  • HOPO-cidal Maniac (25G) - Kill 53,597 Hammer-ons and Pull-offs
  • Guitar Perfectionist (25G) - Get 100% accuracy on Expert Guitar
  • Complex Chords (25G) - Complete the "More Chord Hold and Arpeggiation" lessons in the Pro Guitar trainer
  • Pro Keys Graduate (25G) - Complete the final Pro Keys trainers
  • Is This Just Fantasy? (25G) - Hit all triple awesomes in "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Medium or higher difficulty
  • Live Free or Die (25G) - Beat all of the free downloadable songs for Rock Band
  • Face Melter (25G) - Melt faces by beating any three 80′s Metal songs
  • Rock Band Legend (30G) - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Hard
  • Alex's Luggage Combination (30G) - Beat a Rock Band 3 Score of 12,345,678
  • Mile High Club (30G) - Complete the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge
  • Ultimate Road Warrior (30G) - Win all awards on the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge
  • Bleeding Fingers (30G) - Get 85% on all Guitar Solos in Rock Band 3 on Hard or Expert
  • Drum Trainer Graduate (30G) - Complete the final Pro Drum Trainer lessons
  • Mercurial Vocalist (30G) - Earn 5 stars on Vocals on a downloaded Queen song
  • Dave Grohl Band (30G) - Beat 5 songs from any band that has had Dave Grohl as a member
  • The Perfect Drug (30G) - Get a 200-note streak on "The Perfect Drug"
  • Rock Band Immortal (50G) - 5 Star every song in Rock band 3 on Expert
  • The Endless Setlist III (50G) - Successfully complete "The Endless Setlist III"