Greetings Rocksmith 2014 fans, hope you enjoyed the heaviness of Mastodon last week because next week is going a totally different direction!
Here’s how the reveal went down as explained by @DanAmrich:
Actually, you got it. And in my mind there were many steps. You just blew through them faster than I expected. So let me break it down:
The password is the same as Anna Cruise’s.
“Anna Cruise’s” is a homonym for “anacrusis” — the technical term for a pickup note, or the upbeat. FWIW, Upbeat is the indie label Cake founded.
Entering the password anacrusis to clue.zip reveals a WAV file with Morse code. The Morse code translates to:
prfctforlayringwithoutthndfortortingandardsigndtof itintomostovnsatthsamtimnonsticksurfacnsurscompltr lasandasyclanup
This string of letters is English, albeit “disemvoweled,” with the letter E removed throughout. I wanted to remove all four letters of CAKE but that struck me as a giveaway, so I went with just the most common letter of the alphabet.
Restoring the vowel and punctuation leads you to this:
perfect for layering without the need for torting and are designed to fit into most ovens at the same time. Nonstick surface ensures complete release and easy cleanup
That is part of a description from a five-piece set of cake pans found at http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-1463454/
And you found all of that, working together, amazingly quickly. Well done!
These things are tricky because there are tons of you and one of me, and you are all armed with Google. I want you to win but I want you to enjoy getting there. I always try to build something that is worth your time and fun to solve, but I can’t underestimate the power of people working together in large groups. And I did not anticipate the automated morse code translator; I was kind of banking on people working that out more slowly, by ear. Lesson learned — I will find a different way to make you suffer longer next time.
The “five-piece cake set” is not accidental, either…so feel free to start throwing song guesses around. It’s a large pack, but I’m not confirming anything else until Tuesday.
For those that don’t know, CAKE has never been in any music game. It almost seemed like a given they would show up eventually but fans of both, Guitar Hero and Rock Band have been requesting the band to no avail. So here we are in 2014 expecting CAKE to release at the very least a 4 Pack!
What songs would you hope to see? Here’s our picks.
Are you excited for CAKE to hit Rocksmith 2014? Do you think they might surprise us with one of their covers? Let us know in the comments below!