Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. This official sequel is bigger, better, and faster than ever.
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Release Date: Oct 22, 2013

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June 21

Incubus II Song Pack - Rocksmith 2014 Edition DLC



Learn to play four more big alt-rock hits from Incubus! The Incubus Song Pack II for Rocksmith 2014 Edition will be available today on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. The songs may be posted later for players in territories served by the EU PlayStation Store due to differences in publishing times. See the tunings and arrangements below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2k9wT7_rzA
“Drive” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Pardon Me” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Stellar” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Megalomaniac” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass

Click here for a direct link to Incubus Song Pack II with all four songs. For individual songs from Incubus Song Pack II, click the song name above.

For more information visit http://www.rocksmith.com

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June 14

Variety Pack II - Rocksmith 2014 Edition DLC



Learn to play a varied mix of 4 songs which spans classic rock, country, pop punk, and Swedish alternative rock! “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie, “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers, “Right Now” by SR-71, and “Save Tonight” by Eagle-Eye Cherry will be available today on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. The songs may be posted later for players in territories served by the EU PlayStation Store due to differences in publishing times. See the tunings and arrangements below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFeHh2WQ9QA
“Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers – Capo Required – Lead/Alt Lead/Rhythm; E Standard - Bass
“Right Now” by SR-71 – Eb Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Save Tonight” by Eagle-Eye Cherry – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass


Click here for a direct link to Variety Pack II with all four songs. For individual songs from Variety Pack II, click the song name above.

For more information visit http://www.rocksmith.com

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Rocksmith® Real Tone Cable

The Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable is not included with the purchase of Rocksmith® 2014 on Steam and must be purchased separately. Please see your local retailer or many online stores to purchase the Rocksmith® Real Tone Cable.

Rocksmith™ requires a unique 1/4"-t- USB cable, that is the first of its kind, which allows users to plug any real guitar with a quarter-inch jack directly into their console or PC.
Developed exclusively for Rocksmith™, this revolutionary cable turns the guitar's signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles or PC for the first time.
The use of a second Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable allows for simultaneous split-screen cooperative play while playing Rocksmith™.

About This Game

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. This official sequel is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience new modes, vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6750 or 2.8 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DirectX 9 / NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 XT
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:3.1 GHz Intel Core i3-540 or 3.3 GHz Athlon II X3 455
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB Nvidia GT 240 or 512 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.7
    • Processor:2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache, • 1066MHz frontside bus
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVidia GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.8
    • Processor:3.1 GHz Intel Core i3-540
    • Graphics: 512MB Nvidia GT 240 or 512 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
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rtwoleslagle
( 1,083.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Awesome game.. I really love it and play it often for a couple years now.. i have over 1000 hours playing and I have noticed a difference in my playing. Learing songs is cool and a good motivator to play but the session mode will make you a better guitarist. Something else that I dont see commented about the game and for me a perfect reason to buy the gaem if nothing else is the AUTHENTIC TONES. you can just select the tone from a song you like and your guitar sounds just like the guitar in your favorite song.. You can also create tones with sound from just about any guitar equiptment out there. The cost of just a decent amp is alot more than this game, and this game offeres you LOTS of amp and pre amp options, with pedals. soo much to play with. I have not p[ayed a game more than this in my life and im 39.
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lmrolim
( 171.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Incredible learning tool and entertaining game.
Highly recommended, as it is so much more fun than using tabs or a controller. The interaction with Riff Repeater and rapid feedback are amazing. It is rewarding in a way no X360 achievement can ever be, because you learn to play the music you love, relax and develop you brain. The recognition going on under the hood is impressive, as notes are graded (correctly or incorrectly) even under distortion (before converting to digital with the Real Tone Cable).

10/10 would buy it with all these Metal DLCs again!

This game is seriously an accomplishment for mankind.
Playing Jimi Hendrix, Rush, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Pantera for fun while actually learning the songs is simply phenomenal.
The dev team constantly delivers more songs to learn within the system, with various difficulties and accurate tabs. All this besides the heavy work by volunteers available on the web, expanding on the official content.

Tip: It is important to know that for lower delay and richer tone, an actual pre-amplifier may be used. Just don't risk buying it if you are just starting: wait until when you start feeling more confident about your passion and sure that your guitar won't be just lying around.
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aclypsa
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Both as a gigging musician and an instructor, I recommend this game. It's a fantastic learning tool and loads of fun.
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JetSetTinyElvis
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
i like guitar
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Dubie
( 242.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Well sure as ♥♥♥♥ it works! Been trying the self taught method for a long time and due to lack of time and effort did not really get anywhere.Now i can somewhat play guitar and bass.
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cptavatar
( 60.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
thumbs up. Getting used site-reading with thier notation took a little bit, but the minigames helped. Styles covered are widely varied thanks to DLC - you'll probalby find some songs you love, many you hate, some you thought you didn't like but are actually fun to play.
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Wolfleo
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
great game, very go9od for beginners
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devnor
( 106.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Fun game
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Gonezero
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Its really fun. Even if you dont like certain songs when you start to play them they grow on you. Side note the dlc is on sale -40% "add all" dlc to cart and it said $1600 which is a big wtf they would sell alot more if they were not so expensive.
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┐AkH└ prevent ☪
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
An awesomefuly fun game even if you never picked up a guitar in your life.

Getting into Rocksmith, I never touched a guitar before. Those instructional DVD's out there don't help you learn at all, really. Neither do YouTube videos. How does the video know if you're doing it right or not? It's such a passive experience. And paying for lessons requires scheduling stuff, paying somebody, etc.

So that's where Rocksmith comes in. Starting out, it assumes you know nothing about guitars at all, which I really liked. Which I liked, because I didn't. So I went out and bought a cheap beginners guitar. Starting out, you are going to be your own limitation, not your guitar. So spending big bucks doesn't make sense if you're just learning the strings like I was.

I got myself a $100 Dean Vendetta XM, it has pretty good reviews on Amazon and people on YouTube seem to really rock out with them using proper amps and stuff. To play Rocksmith though, you need the Rocksmith 2014 Real Tone Cable (avail on Amazon) to connect your guitar to your PC which costs about $47, on top of the price of the game on Steam. So if you already have a guitar, this game is about a $80 investment @ full price.

I know, the price of this game is really starting to add up if you don't already own any of this stuff. But on the upside, the Rocksmith Cable also works in other applications for PC, and works on console too. So if you're like me and you don't even have an amp yet... between this app and other software like Guitar Rig (the Rammfire plugin is pretty awesome!) you can have alot of fun learning and playing electric guitar at the fraction of the price of paying for a Guitar, Lessons, and an amp. But hey, hobbies in general... whether it's automotive, homebrewing, whatever... are never cheap.

When you first start out in Rocksmith 2014, it will show you graphically how to tune your guitar for the specific song you're playing, and test string to verify it's good to go. It'll have you play the easiest song on the lowest difficulty... which is usually 1 note at a time all played on one string, typically the fat one at the top since it's easiest to hit. As you play, if you don't make mistakes, it'll gradually increase the difficulty of the song until you start to screw up. Then it knows where to start with you.

For each song, it has a "Riff Repeater" which is basically a feature where it selects a small portion of the song, and slows it down for you so you can get used to moving around on the fretboard and hitting the right notes. Once you start getting it right, it speeds up, and as you get better at that... it adds extra notes, then extra strings and chords and stuff. Then it starts getting into harmonics, bends, etc.

But what's really cool about Rocksmith 2014 on PC in particular is that you can download custom songs called CDLC (Custom DLC) from CustomsForge.com. These are user-made songs that you can add to the game for free. Don't get the wrong idea though... this isn't a way of pirating the extensive DLC library this game has on Steam. You won't find the official DLC songs on that website, it just has a huge library of songs that aren't in the game. So if you're like me and you're a huge Rammstein fan, but you're disappointed that they aren't in this game even as a DLC option, that's where you go if you want to rock out with their songs. Just be careful setting off pyro in your living room.

tl;dr
Hobbies, regardless of what they are... aren't cheap. But this is the cheapest and most fun way of learning how to play the electric guitar, even though it is more expensive than your typical videogame ($80 assuming you have a guitar already). If you already know how to play guitar, I think this is a much more fun and interactive way of playing music than using tabs. The built-in distortion effects (which vary by song, and in some cases - within parts of the same song) are certainly awesome too and you'll get closer to sounding like the real thing in a way that's more economical and easier than getting amp setups with pedals and stuff.

Definitely worth the money even though it costs more than Call of Duty.
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99 of 116 people (85%) found this review helpful
94 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Tried to play Angel of Death by Slayer. The spirit of Jeff Hanneman jumped out of my computer, punched me in the balls and told me to come back when I was man enough. 10/10 would fail at Slayer again.
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58 of 58 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
188.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This game is interesting and fun even if you don’t want to learn guitar.

Pros:
It really teaches you.
Informative.
You can play it even if you don’t have any experience with guitar.
Many lessons.
Various mini-games.
Riff-repeater (you can repeat part of a song, slow it down, see your mistakes etc.)
Session mode - good way to learn scales.
Good price.

Cons:
No music theory lessons (It would be great to have at least beginner level)..
RS2014 miss some notes (especially low E string on first frets).
Game will count some notes and chords even if you miss them or play wrong (for example palm\fret muting).
Song progress freezes - you can play song for 90%+ accuracy/mastery, but some parts of song still stay on “easy level” (To fix this you need start that part in Riff-repeater on 100% and then press “resume song” from ESC.menu.).
No global statistics (like those huge graphs of your success etc.)

About the game:
Half of my life I listened metal\rock\electronic rock music, but I never thought about playing e-guitar, then I saw this game and listened Amon Amarth - As Loke Falls (omg I love that intro - I tried to learn it when I was creating this review, and now I can play it, now I must focus on alternate picking to play all song). RS2014 interested me - you can play and you can learn, this was something new to me. So I bought this game ,cheap guitar and cable to try it.

Good interface, interesting modes, various guitar amp\pedal effect settings. There are a lot of DLC’s (official and not) - you can find almost all you want from reggae (which is not represented in game) to game music. Game freezes sometimes (like once in week for me, may be that because of broken unofficial DLC). Overall game is good and worth money.

I started with games - simple Nintendo-like games like duck shooting, street racers e.t.c. After like 10 hours of playing I decided that it is time to try some songs - playing with you favourite bands that is something, even hitting 1 string is super fun, I never had so much fun playing games.
After like week of “playing” songs I decided that it is time for next step “Lessons”. Rocksmith covers like 80-90% of all you need to know about guitar playing only questions I had\have are about my better posture\picking\sitting\guitar holding methods\thumb position.
I played every day for 1 hour minimum. Whole month I played lessons and after I finished all to 80-100% “score” I thought “Now I am ready to Rock \m/!”. RS2014 have very interesting thing - “Session mode” where you can play along selected instruments, learn scales or use metronome. So after I “finished” lesson mode - I launched Session mode to Rock like hell. I hit strings and instead of epic music heard nothing even close to what normal people call “music” that was random note pickings\bends. “I suck”, “Time to uninstall and die”, “60 day challenge”...

So what was wrong with me or is it game? -nothing is wrong here, you can’t play like Slash after 2 months in Rocksmith, sorry. Then where is problem, why I felt so badly? I could play some songs like to 90%, but when I try session - almost nothing (I can play some parts from songs but no improvisation). Main reason for that is - game teach you how to play Guitar, but almost nothing about how to play music. You can learn how to drive a car, but how you will ride if you don’t know any rules? And that was the answer for my suffering - game gives you good start, then you must walk by yourself - and here comes youtube, books, lessons etc. After Rocksmith you will feel more comfortable with guitar, you will understand what that cool guy on youtube says about technique.
And I continued to practice, even more every day. I watched many videos on youtube, read forums about techniques (how I hate my boney fingers when I practice bar chords). Next I decided to buy new guitar and amp to practice without RS.

2 months after that (5 total in RS) I hear some melodies and clean sound when I play , I still can’t play good improvisation, but I can see progress - from someone who picks string, then looks at monitor and picks next one, to someone who can play some songs to 90-100% and play without RS2014. With all my progress I still think that I suck - and that is normal too, it is called “Learning”. More you play more critical you become to yourself. I still play RS everyday, downloaded many DLC’s - some easy, some hard. With time you will play better, you will see mistakes what you are making (wrong finger placement, wrong hand position) and understand how to fix them - for example now I more and more try to place my fingers correctly and mute strings that aren’t used when I play, month ago I hadn't even thought about it.

Worst thing in all this is when I start comparing time wasted on other games and time I played Rocksmith. 169h in RS gave me more emotions, skill, progression and joy than all other games with 4000h+ together - so much time wasted.

Try Rocksmith, it can change your life.

Some thoughts about game:
Many people ask same question over and over again: “Meh cool, but can you play without RS? Can? Silly game!”
Well there are 2 different things - learning song and playing it. You can read book many times, but you still can’t repeat it word by word - same with songs. It is possible to play without Rocksmith if you Learn a song.

Don’t waste your time and go to real teacher.
Well that is good advice. I even hear stories, that in our small city we have someone who can teach you for bottle of vodka for 1 lesson (1-2 hours). Some people don’t have money for teachers. And even if you take lessons - Rocksmith can help you learn faster (session mode\or repeater). Plus this game is cheap,and you can buy it on Summer sale.

Ubisoft:
Only problems I had with game are freezes (only killing process helps) when you start song. And I think because of bad Custom DLC songs. Game runs without lags, no sound delays, easy interface.

Real Tone Cable:
There are horror stories about how often this cable breaks - I use it every day and it still working without any problems. Also I heard there are cheap alternatives.

DLC:
Official are made by Ubisoft with all copyrights etc. and are sold for money (you can buy them twice cheaper on Sale). Unofficial DLC’s made by users\players and can be downloaded for from customsforge.com. There are many songs from games - try search: Doom, Morrowind, Skyrim, Darren Korb (Bastion), Mass Effect M4 Part II by Faunts - 8 minute song which will melt your hands :D and many more.

Gear:
My first guitar was Rocktile Pro ST60-BK (also bought real tone cable).
Now I have Epiphone Les Paul Standard (Black), Marshall MG10CF amp, Boss DS-1 pedal.

Useful lessons (search on Youtube):Steve Stine,Lessonface,SecretGuitarTeacher, BB King Guitar Lessons.
justinguitar.com

Thank you for reading, I hope that my experience with RS2014 help you make decision to buy it (or not.).
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Rocksmith 2014 is amazing. I began playing guitar at 12, and when I was 13, I got the original Rocksmith for my Xbox 360. I played the heck out of it, and it helped me learn many techniques I would have otherwise never known about. I have since progressed with my ability to play guitar, and bought Rocksmith 2014 on my PC. I was very grateful that my RealTone Cable from my Xbox 360 was compatible with my PC. I started the game up, and shreded away. The best part about the Rocksmith franchise is that it is not biased towards beginers or experts. You can start the game knowing nothing about how to play guitar/bass, but if you give the game some time, it will pay off, I promise. The best feeling while playing this game is when you reach 100%+ mastery on a song. I remember the first time I did. I noticed the notes seemed to be fading away until they did not show up anymore. It was as if I was jamming to this song in my room. The game automatically put the song on "Master Mode" seeing as I had already been hitting every note. I finished the song, and I was ecstatic to see that I had 104% mastery. This game is for anyone interested in learning guitar, or simply just jamming if you already know how to play. Do be warned though, it's like being on a diet; results do not show up overnight. If you want improvement, give the game time and patience, and be sure to practice frequently.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Raise your horns!
Raise them up to the sky!
We will drink to glory tonight
Raise your horns for brave fallen friends
We will meet where the beer never ends
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
88.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This is an AMAZING game if you put the time into learning the songs that are there. Absoluteley worth every cent
and im very anxious to see the multiplayer mode when my friend gets the extra cable!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
It isn\'t a music teacher and it can\'t spot things that you\'re physically doing wrong (like using the pads of your fingers instead of the tips, or having your nails too long), but this will teach you more than enough to be confident in picking up a guitar at a party and playing in front of everyone. When you get to the advanced levels you\'ll be surprised how much you really do know. It snuck up on me and Rocksmith made sure that I was having a blast the whole time. Oh, and it does stuff for those bass players, too, but I forgive it. :P
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
285.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Literally taught me how to play guitar. Stared with 0 experience and 0 clue. Now able to play anything. 10/10 would buy another 50 times.

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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
103.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I've been practicing R U Mine for a year and I can honestly say this product worked because R U Mine is the only song I can play
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
165.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
helped me start playing alot. hope the next rocksmith has a better cable tho
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
135.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Very easy review to write, it's a freaking great program.

Pros:

Rocksmith 2014 is a tremendously efficient guitar tutor masked cleverly as enjoyable entertainment. If you have any desire to learn guitar or bass you owe it to yourself to pick this up. Even at full retail price it is bus fare compared to one-on-one guitar training at a music store. You'll learn the same stuff, perhaps not the nitty gritty theory, but certainly the techniques as you would from a professional tutor but at a fraction of the cost... easy peasy decision.

You will Rock out... oh yes, you will.

The Steam version doesn't come with the cable but it can be sourced through Amazon and other retailers. Be aware that it 'could' cost more than just buying the physical box with the game DVD and cable when they're bought seperate.


The only Con:

Cost of DLC. Most songs are 3 bucks a piece, gets expensive fast. Buy packs where you can, and wait for Steam sales.



Cheers.
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