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Rocksmith

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
PLAYSTATION 3
Edition: Standard Edition
  • When we say any guitar we mean any guitar. Whether it's the guitar sitting in your attic, your cherished faithful steed, or the guitar you have yet to buy, Rocksmith lets you plug any guitar into your PlayStation 3 system.
  • Difficulty settings that adapt to your ability. You love a challenge, but hate being overwhelmed. Rocksmith understands this, and knows exactly how far to push to keep you entertained and addicted.
  • Lots of music. Lots of styles. One of the most satisfying moments for any guitar player is hearing yourself play your favorite song for the first time. Rocksmith has amassed an amazing library of songs from different music genres.
  • Play songs instead of just learning them. You want to play new songs, but you don't want to labor through tablature or cringe through poorly produced videos. No problem. Imagine that. A video game that'll get you stage-ready.
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Product Details

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004S5TDL0
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.6 x 2.6 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,901 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition

From the Manufacturer

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Rocksmith - The first and only game that plugs into any guitar

Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the music game. Rocksmith, the first and only game where you can plug into any real guitar.

Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability and innovative game design that makes playing music visually intuitive, Rocksmith will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their life.

You'll be able to choose from a large catalog of songs in different styles including:

  • Best Coast – When I'm With You
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
  • Dan Auerbach – I Want Some More
  • David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
  • Eric Clapton – Run Back To Your Side
  • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
  • Incubus – I Miss You
  • Interpol – Slow Hands
  • Jarvis Cocker – Angela
  • Jenny O. – Well OK Honey
  • Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
  • Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
  • Little Barrie – Surf Hell
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
  • Muse – Unnatural Selection
  • Muse – Plug In Baby
  • Nirvana – Breed
  • Nirvana – In Bloom
  • Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
  • Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow
  • Radiohead – High And Dry
  • Rapscallions – California Brain
  • Red Fang – Number Thirteen
  • Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
  • Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch
  • Soundgarden – Outshined
  • Spoon – Me And The Bean

  • Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Between The Lines
  • Taddy Porter – Mean Bitch
  • The Animals – House Of The Rising Sun
  • The Black Keys – Next Girl
  • The Black Keys – I Got Mine
  • The Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car
  • The Cribs – We Share The Same Skies
  • The Cure – Boys Don't Cry
  • The Dead Weather – I Can't Hear You
  • The Horrors – Do You Remember
  • The Rolling Stones – (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  • The Rolling Stones – Play With Fire
  • The Rolling Stones – The Spider and The Fly
  • The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
  • The White Stripes – Icky Thump
  • The XX – Islands
  • Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
  • Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Good Enough
  • Velvet Revolver – Slither
  • White Denim – Burnished
  • Yellow Moon Band – Chimney

Product Features

Rocksmith Features Track Your Progress Single Notes Chords Guitarcade

Track Your Progress!
Rocksmith adapts to your personal ability, and makes suggestions to you along the way based on your particular skill-set. Build your own progression line and become stage-ready in no time.

Single notes: Start simple with one note at a time, or shred like a pro. Whatever your skill-set, Rocksmith will challenge you to play the real lead guitar parts as they were meant to be played: on a real guitar.

Chords: Ready to play some rhythm guitar? Rocksmith has you covered. Choose from an amazing library of tracks that range from simple to complex chord structures, or head over to the interactive chord chart to refine your craft.

Guitarcade: Play a variety of different mini-games designed to hone specific guitar-playing skills such as scales, bends, tremolo, harmonics, and much more!

Every copy of Rocksmith will include a revolutionary 1/4 inch to USB cable that turns the guitar's signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles for the first time. By plugging into your console, you'll develop real skills and real styles while playing absolutely real music.

And you'll experience it all with an honest-to-goodness guitar. Nothing compares to playing a real guitar. Except playing Rocksmith.

Quickly and easily compare the different versions of Rocksmith to determine which one is right for you.


Rocksmith 2014 Rocksmith 2014 no cable Rocksmith guitar and bass Rocksmith original
Rocksmith 2014 Edition Rocksmith 2014 Edition - No Cable Included Version Rocksmith Guitar & Bass Rocksmith
Summary All-new version of Rocksmith. Also available for the first time on Mac. All-new sequel, but without the required Real Tone Cable. Intended for players that already have the cable. Original version plus support for bass guitars. Also available for the first time on PC. Original version of Rocksmith.
Available October 2013 October 2013 2012 2011
Platforms Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC/Mac Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC/Mac (download only) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Rocksmith Real Tone Cable Included Yes No Yes Yes
Compatibility Electric guitar, bass guitar Electric guitar, bass guitar Electric guitar, bass guitar Electric guitar

Note: All versions and platforms of Rocksmith are compatible with the Real Tone Cable. It is a required 1/4-inch audio jack cable necessary for Rocksmith to detect and respond to your guitar playing. All versions of Rocksmith include the Real Tone Cable in the box, except downloaded versions and the Rocksmith 2014 Edition "No Cable Included" Version.

Product Description

Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the music game. Rocksmith, the first and only game where you can plug into any real guitar. Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability and innovative game design that makes playing music visually intuitive, Rocksmith will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their life. You'll unlock mini games to hone specific skills. You'll be able to choose from a large catalog of songs in different styles. Every copy of Rocksmith will include a revolutionary 1/4 inch USB cable that turns the guitar's signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be played through video game consoles. By plugging into your console, you'll develop real skills and real styles while playing absolutely real music.

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247 of 249 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those of you, like me, who just needed some help... October 31, 2011
By bcgator
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've only played this on the PS3, as that's the only console I have. I'm in my mid-40s, and have tried to learn guitar off and on for the last 4 years. I've bought books, and courses, and downloaded tabs from the web, and watched videos, and while I've learned some scales and lots of chords and even memorized some guitar solos, the mechanics of playing have just never come to me. It's always frustrated me to know that despite all the chords and scales and tabs I've learned, if I were in a group around a campfire and the group asked for someone to strum guitar, I wouldn't volunteer because I just don't sound good when I play. I know that mechanically, it's just not there, and having 100 chords memorized doesn't help when you're constantly fighting with the guitar because your fingers are never in the right place and you never seem to land on the right fret. I think my big problem is that I never really learned how to play without looking down at the fretboard, and if I don't look, I'm lost. Books and videos can be read or viewed slowly, or paused, and they don't force you to learn without looking down.

I've now been playing Rocksmith for 4-5 days, and already I can tell that I've improved in this area, and the reason is so simple: you're forced to keep your eyes on the video screen, so you can't look down, and your hands have to learn how to find the 5th position (5th fret) without looking, and how to find the D string without looking, and how to slide from the 17th fret down to the 10th fret without looking. The challenge games, like shooting the cartoon birds, or practicing slides from all over the fretboard, actually work because they repeatedly force you to play without looking down.
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been picking up (and putting down) the guitar for over 25 years now. I've tried everything: human instructors, online video lessons, self-practice using downloaded tablature...nothing has gotten me "over the hump" to the point I stuck with it and became proficient. After only about 3 hours of play, I can tell that Rocksmith is going to change all of that. It's a blast (while challenging) and I'm confident this really will keep me playing. Tired of your kids spending countless hours doing mindless button mashing? This is the "game" for you. While I've really enjoyed mashing buttons in Rock Band and Guitar Hero, I always wished I had actually been learning to play actual instruments. The drums come the closest, but the guitar is ultimately silly. Fun yes, but completely non-educational.

The ability of Rocksmith to adjust the difficulty of the song "on the fly" as you play is a revolution. I never feel completely overwhelmed, just always at the edge of my ability. It keeps you motivated without getting discouraging.

My only regret about Rocksmith is that it wasn't available 25 years ago. A crying shame, really.

Kudos to Ubisoft for a fantastic tool, and may it find all the commercial success it needs to provide DLC for many years to come. Thanks Ubisoft for creating the guitar game I've always wished for.

Worth every penny and more.
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146 of 159 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Productive Fun Game EVER!! October 18, 2011
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Before getting into my review, here is an important tip:
AUDIO LAG!!! If you are experiencing audio lag, the problem is the HDMI cable. You need to run the audio from the RCA (red and white) cables through the tv, headphones, or an external stereo/surround sound system. Doing so will fix the annoying audio lag problem I'm sure most people will experience. So if you buy the game, don't forget about this tip!
UPDATE:
FROM MY EXPERIENCE, THE HDMI CABLE WASN'T THE ISSUE, THE TV WAS! I have played the game on two tvs and I have used two different cables. The first tv I played on has bad lag, and I can't seem to find any settings to fix it. However, on my tv at home, I can play with an HDMI cable without any problems. If you have lag on your tv, try turning off any special features in your tv settings. If that doesn't work, use the RCA cables as described earlier in my review.

Here is a little background about myself to support my experience playing the game:
I am a musician and I've played guitar for a number of years. However, I've always played basic rhythm guitar. I never got around to learning scales, solos, power chords, ect... only regular chords for rhythm.

Now for the game. I have only played it for about 2 hours so far, and I am really enjoying the experience. I'm a pretty busy person, and I often feel guilty when playing video games because even though I do enjoy playing, I feel like it eats up time I could use for more productive activities. Finally, I have a game that I don't have to feel bad about playing for hours on end! I am a worship leader at a church, so guitar is part of my job. Not only is this game fun to play, but I can see how it is going to help my abilities on guitar grow tremendously!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Idea but Overly Frustrating January 13, 2012
By DaveNaz
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I recently bought this game for PS3. As someone who has been playing guitar for nearly 2 years and is a lower intermediate player I find the game has a lot of potential, but also a lot of things wrong with it that make it extremely frustrating and in the end unenjoyable to use. The developers need to spend some time with a similar iPad, iPhone (iOS) app/game called Rock Prodigy to get some ideas on how to majorly improve Rocksmith.

1. Adaptive Difficulty: adaptive difficulty might be okay for those who just want to play a game, but if you actually want to learn to play the song it is HORRIBLE! The constant adding a removing of notes makes it very hard and frustrating to actually learn a song. Adaptive difficulty should be optional. Like Rock Prodigy I should have the option to pick a difficulty level. Once I get the hang of a level I can move up until I am playing the full song.

2. Pre-Rehearsal: Add a pre-rehearsal or a option screen that presents all the chords and progression used in a song (like sheet music), maybe strumming patterns and other skills used in the song. Music tabs could also be available here.

3. Note Names: I should at least have the option to turn on note names like in Rock Prodigy. Colored strings/notes are useless outside this game.

4. Practice Mode: Kill the 5 lives idea, make endless if wanted.
4a. Auto Pause: Rock Prodigy has a very cool function called auto pause. In practice mode the song will automatically pause until you hit the correct note or chord. Very helpful when getting started with a new song. Can be turned off at any time.
4b. Speed: Let me pick the speed. Once I can play it slower I will speed it up at my own pace.
4c. Riff Repeater: Let me decide when to stop!

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's rocksmith...can't go wrong...
For what it is worth Rocksmith has done it's job in making learning easy and bringing a real instrument in the mix. Read more
Published 4 days ago by W. Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to learn guitar
I bought this for my brother who already has the 2014 edition and he loves it. He's always wanted to learn how to play guitar so he bought Rocksmith. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Kim Nguyen
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Buy addition
Good game. Wish the description would have stated that it was the Best Buy addition. Not sure if there is any difference but would've liked to have known.
Published 16 days ago by wickedchick
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what was described.
Awesome awesome condition. Played perfect and included everything. An awesome game as well, my brother took right too it and now won't stop playing.
Published 1 month ago by Phillip Semanko
5.0 out of 5 stars Smash Hit
This absolutely rocks! It is the easiest way to learn to play an electric guitar. It was advertised as keeping up with your pace of learning, and it does. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peggy
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock it!
Rocksmith almost had it but there were a few dislike with the game play. Yes this have will help your guitar playing... and even help you learn some really cool songs. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Duke
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I love this product. Much to my amazement I improve each and every time play. My only complaint is it is kind of difficult to navigate around to find exactly what you want to do. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carmine Malanga
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun/Learn
This is the only game I play where I feel like I am not wasting my time. Most games are enjoyable, but there is often a sense of regret that I could have spent my time better on... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cory Ball
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Skills, Fake Audience
I bought this game knowing only a few chords, and walked out with at least a decent skill set for playing the guitar. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Dauer
4.0 out of 5 stars Practice and have fun
Got the Best Buy addition. I'm sure the newer version has a little more to offer but this one works great! Fun way to practice and learn.
Published 3 months ago by Josh
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