DLC Round-Up: October 2014

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Hello Rocksmith fans, and welcome to the October edition of the DLC Round-Up! Each month we will take a look back at all the DLC we have received and poll you, our wonderful readers as to what DLC gave you the most bang for your buck!

First let’s look at the results of last month’s:

Out of 420 *snicker* Votes total:

  • We have our first TIE! Yup, it looks like you couldn’t decide between the five pack of Foreigner, and the three singles from the 1970’s. Both releases received 115 votes each, 27% of the vote.
  • Sublime nabbed second place, proving that they are well qualified to represent the Rocksmith DLC with 23% of the vote – 96 Votes 
  • Shinedown  took second last with 12% of the vote – 51 Votes
  • In last place, everyone’s favourite rug to stomp on, Creed with 10% of the vote – 43 Votes

October was quite the month, we were promised more mega hits and we definitely got ’em. It started off with us getting one step closer to Rage Against The Machine with a five pack from Audioslave, then the highly requested duo of Jack and Meg White followed with The White Stripes, We melted our faces off with the guitar work from Dio, Winger, Poison, Autograph, and Billy Squier with Arena Rock Singles, and wrapped it all up with the 80s revival sound of The Killers!

October was kind of a slanted month towards guitarists mostly due to the inclusion of The White Stripes, which included two tracks (arguably three) that had no bass arrangement. However there’s still some love for bassists in the content we did receive!

Great bass moments included:

  • Cochise and Show Me How To Live (Audioslave)
  • Winger’s Seventeen
  • Poison’s Nothin’ But A Good Time

 and of course pretty much all five songs in The Killers pack.

Picking the best guitar song this month isn’t even a question, you are going to have to really work in Riff Repeater to nail the cacophony of awesome that is Winger’s Seventeen

Check out Sam from UbisoftSF taking it on as well

Reb Beach, we are not worthy…

If you want something a bit less technical you definitely want to check out Dio’s Holy Diver

If that’s still too tricky you won’t want to miss out on this song in The White Stripes pack with the really long name that YouTube keeps blocking.

If you don’t mind tuning to Open A you pretty much owe it to yourself to learn Seven Nation Army as well, right?

There’s a lot more as well, you don’t want to miss out on The Killers Runaways which seems to call to Bruce Springsteen for a lot of it’s influence, Audioslave’s Be Yourself, because it’s another capo enabled song to add to your song library, and of course Billy Squier’s The Stroke because well, it’s The Stroke!

An interesting month for tunings as we welcomed a new Capo arrangement and our first Open A song!

Arrangement Standard Drop D Eb Standard Open A Capo Required
Lead 11 1 7 1 1
Rhythm 8 1 6 X 1
Bass 10 1 7 X X

Definitely a good month for Eb Standard.

Which brings us to the question on everyone’s minds…

With The Killers pack’s addition we have now hit 500 playable Rocksmith 2014 songs!

Keep it coming @UbisoftStudioSF!

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Stonicus
Stonicus
November 3, 2014 7:15 am

White Stripes all the way, Rocksmith-wise. Fun all around. They got my viote this month.

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 1, 2014 9:45 pm

Live, Vader, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Slayer…

Any right?

ultratwist
ultratwist
November 1, 2014 5:24 pm

Soungarden will be next! There’s a Soundgarden Hotel at warsaw Airport!
I guess that’s it.

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 1, 2014 4:46 pm

I looked at the hint and looked up iconic guitarists who play that model of guitar based on what on the list I found artists we don’t have yet the timing of the dlc…Grateful Dead

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 1, 2014 4:50 pm
Reply to  Noname Rocker

They would be the easiest band to license out of the list plus the killers…it makes sense…

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 1, 2014 5:58 pm
Reply to  Noname Rocker

It could also be dream theater…

Honky thom
Honky thom
November 1, 2014 3:22 pm

I’m more a bassist than a guitarist, and I thought on the bass front it was exceptionally weak. I find the killers basslines to be really quite unimaginative and tedious. But I got Holy Diver to play the guitar part, so I voted for that pack, even though it’s only one song i liked from it.

Jeff
Jeff
November 1, 2014 11:24 am

I voted for Audioslave. I bought three packs (Audioslave, WS and Killers) — for me, the Audioslave songs are fun to play, accessible and interesting when you break them down. I could see myself playing the intro of Be Yourself for ages and ages.

Killers was disappointing to me.

pieter
pieter
November 1, 2014 8:20 am

Rocksmith team: Huge thanks from here!! it is amazing

Futile
Futile
November 1, 2014 6:46 am

Only Audioslave for me this month.

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
November 1, 2014 2:42 am

Where is the dlc hint?

Oscar Bernard
Admin
November 1, 2014 11:16 am
Reply to  Noname Rocker
Simon
Simon
October 31, 2014 5:14 pm

Enjoying Audioslave’s ‘Show Me How To Live’ a lot. It’s my favorite type of guitar song -- one that sounds really hard, but then turns out to be not too hard once you break it down. Conversely, I thought ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ would be a piece of cake, but I’m struggling with the sheer speed of it. Anyway, really enjoyed both of those packs, nice work!

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
October 31, 2014 4:50 pm

Just waiting for some Blues and Reggae.

Nick
Nick
November 1, 2014 12:40 am
Reply to  MarleySantana

I’m with ya on the reggae, but with 311, no doubt, and sublime, I’m sure as hell not complaining. Not that any are true reggae, but I’m happy to get some chuckin in.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
November 1, 2014 4:49 pm
Reply to  Nick

May have to check out 311. I’ve got a 9yo and 6yo who both love learning guitar on Rocksmith. Don’t think Sublime would be a good match yet. Was looking for some Marley or for bass Morgan Heritage. Can dream I guess.

Nick
Nick
November 2, 2014 3:54 am
Reply to  MarleySantana

amber, by 311 was my favorite songto play in the pack, others I thought were just ok. Just my opinion though.. And hey I have hope for Marley, made it to Rockband just fine.

Jeam95
Jeam95
October 31, 2014 3:07 pm

Arena rock!! this dlc was a surprise for me

hammer1021
hammer1021
October 31, 2014 2:53 pm

So looking at xbox dlc sales I think its fair to say sublime pack 2 should be out anytime now… right Dan?
; )

Mike
Mike
October 31, 2014 6:07 pm
Reply to  hammer1021

A Sublime pack 2 would be very nice for me.

hammer1021
hammer1021
October 31, 2014 2:47 pm

If you go best selling all time on xbox live it goes
1. Sublime pack
2. Simple man
3. Stranglehold
4. Creed pack
5. Foreigner pack
6. Shinedown pack
7. Highway star

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 31, 2014 3:19 pm
Reply to  hammer1021

I would honestly love a Cream pack…who’s with me?

the defenestrator
the defenestrator
October 31, 2014 4:00 pm
Reply to  Noname Rocker

Cream would be fab, but I don’t see it coming. The one tune we had got excepted from RS2014.

Ray
Ray
October 31, 2014 3:20 pm
Reply to  hammer1021
Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 31, 2014 3:22 pm
Reply to  Ray

He meant top rated I think.

hammer1021
hammer1021
October 31, 2014 5:15 pm
Reply to  Ray

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Rocksmith-2014-Edition/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802555308c0?downloadtype=GameAddon&nosplash=1&pagesize=90&sortby=BestSelling&Page=2

Number 162 out of 444 dlcs, not bad for being out 2 months.
Sublime has passed up packs that have been out a lot longer if you look at the list.
Passed the clash, boston, the cure, godsmack, kiss, 311, lamb of god, deftones, and others.

Thomaz
Thomaz
November 6, 2014 5:45 am
Reply to  hammer1021

Sublime pack 02

Date Rape
Jailhouse
Badfish
Pawn Shop
April 26, 1992

PLEASE 😆 😆

Bob
Bob
October 31, 2014 2:33 pm

How could Sublime NOT win first for last month’s DLC?? Sublime is so much fun to play. Creed was 2nd place for me personally, but that’s because I actually like the popular music…

…Which is why my vote for this months goes to the Killers! Audioslave gets second in my book and White Stripes third.

j
j
October 31, 2014 1:55 pm

Anyone know when this week’s clue is getting posted?

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 31, 2014 2:07 pm
Reply to  j

It’s King Diamond.

Jeam95
Jeam95
October 31, 2014 3:09 pm
Reply to  Noname Rocker

Will be awesome 😈 😈

Dan Amrich
October 31, 2014 2:09 pm
Reply to  j

A little later today. Working on it now.

Mike
Mike
October 31, 2014 2:42 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

Could you tell us the genre or decade?

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 31, 2014 3:21 pm
Reply to  Mike

It’s probably a mixed bag…

j
j
November 1, 2014 11:34 am
Reply to  Dan Amrich

I kinda regret asking… I really hope the clue is not the farce forum participants are beginning to call it.

dave
dave
October 31, 2014 1:55 pm

I’m all in for the arena rock tunes.

I’m just wondering when all the great bands with only one song are going to get their own packs.

Noname Rocker
Noname Rocker
October 31, 2014 2:09 pm
Reply to  dave

We need more Pat Benatar, poison, Dio and such…

Mike
Mike
October 31, 2014 1:52 pm

Let’s go Audioslave. 😀

hammer1021
hammer1021
October 31, 2014 6:18 pm
Reply to  Mike

yes

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
October 31, 2014 8:13 pm
Reply to  Mike

yes

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
October 31, 2014 1:44 pm

haven’t played The Killers pack yet so, i’ll refrain from voting but as of now my no. 1 is the arena rock singles.

the defenestrator
the defenestrator
October 31, 2014 1:34 pm

Are you watching these polls, Ubisoft?

Mike
Mike
October 31, 2014 1:51 pm

No, now take that tin foil hat off.

Dan Amrich
October 31, 2014 2:08 pm
Reply to  Mike

You rang?

the defenestrator
the defenestrator
October 31, 2014 3:58 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

Ahh, thanks, Dan. Gives me hope.

the defenestrator
the defenestrator
October 31, 2014 4:01 pm
Reply to  Mike

Well, now -- that was helpful.