Free Stuff Friday - Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360

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Rock Band 2If you've read this blog for more than a week, you know that I advocate on behalf of busy gamers. Case in point: The Rock Band 2 release for Xbox 360 that punished fans of the first game. Some of us who bought the original Rock Band (including me) wanted the new instruments but didn't want to wait a month to get the bundle. The options were to buy it twice or pay more for the individual instruments while taking a chance that there wouldn't be shortages again. I would have hoped that at least one retailer would have partnered with Harmonix to let you buy the game in September and then receive the new instruments later for the balance of the bundle price, but it didn't happen even after I asked the Harmonix panel at PAX why they didn't offer some sort of rebate or offer to reward their biggest fans.

Now, I probably could have returned the unopened game from the bundle, but instead I'm offering up my extra copy of Rock Band 2 for Xbox 360 to the community in the hopes that the person who wins will really enjoy it. As a bonus that will open up the giveaway to people who don't have a compatible instrument yet, I'll throw in the microphone from the Rock Band 2 bundle (we have extras) - so the winner can enjoy the game right away or, if you do have a drum set or guitar, get a friend/significant other in on the fun.

To enter:

Simply post a comment on this page. Say whatever is on your mind as long as it's not an ad or profane. When the winners are drawn, I'll select a winner at random.

Be sure to read the Sweepstakes Rules to ensure you are eligible to win and don't get disqualified by double-posting or forgetting to provide an e-mail address. (You may also want to white list my domain; I've had a few winners almost miss out because the prize notification went to their spam folder!)

Note that unless you're an authenticated poster who has been active on the site and marked as trusted, your comment will NOT appear immediately. It will go into a queue for me to approve, which I'll do several times a day. Do NOT double-post. We'll extend the entry period for this until 8:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 30 to ensure you have plenty of time to enter and verify your entry was accepted.

TEASER FOR NEXT WEEK: The Oct 31 giveaway will tie in with another major title coming out next week! I'll let your imagination run wild with that.

175 Comments

1.

Just came back from watching saw 5.... huge fan of the series, thought this one sucked

2.

Remember, remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

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Why does fall have to end?

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If your uncle jack helped you off a horse, would you help your uncle jack off a horse?

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Thanks for the giveaway...I would love to have this

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inever played rock band,, but i will give it a try.

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I can't wait to snag the Xbox 360 I bought. Too bad I have to wait til Xmas and share it with my kids.

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Apple pie is AWESOME.

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I love all the downloadable content for Rock Band/Rock Band 2!

10.

Spike: YOU'RE A BLOODY PUPPET!

(Angel- Smile time)

11.

Great game. Love RB DLC!

12.

Who watches the Watchmen?

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I can't wait for nov 7 gears two!!!

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I actually have just recently been getting into RB1, purchased it a few months ago. I love it, and am looking forward to having a shot at playing the 2nd one!

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TGIF. I could really go for a cold one right now but I gotta wait until 5pm. :-\

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I really enjoy music games but it's a shame that americans will only play easier music games like rock band and guitar hero. What ever happened to DDR and Beatmania IIDX?

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I've been contemplating buying an Xbox 360. I have a Wii, PSP and NDS, which all occupy a lot of my time with the plethora of games I have for each of them. I'm a music teacher and I think letting my students play this would increase their music appreciation, help with hand/eye coordination, memorization and rhythmic recognition. I hope I win this. :-)

18.

Just bought Rock Band yesterday (I know, I'm late...). Really want to pick up RB2 & this would be perfect. Thanks for the contest.

19.

So, I've had a migraine all week. This is the first day I've woken up without my head feeling like it was going to implode. Time to go drinkin'!

20.

I have stayed up all night. I should go to sleep now.

21.

good luck to all

22.

i hope i win

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A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

24.

Rock band is great for the family.

25.

After reading the no ads or profane content line, I'm having problems thinking of something catchy to post thats not one of those two things.

26.

Awesome giveaway. My Mic just got damaged and you cant find the stock mics on stores

27.

just saw pineapple express and it's so funny...

28.

heck, only 1 more day till guitar hero World Tour

29.

i'm lovin' all the DLC coming out for Rock Band 1/2... but still many bands i'd like to see. rammstein, anyone?

30.

free games are always a good thing.

31.

Yay contests! Can always use free stuff.

32.

Rock Band is awesome and thanks for the contest.

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I'm leaving to Orlando right now,Halloween Horror Nights. Hope is as scary as people are saying it is.
Getting Rock Band 2 pretty soon.

34.

I'm definitely a busy gamer. All I want to do is finish Dead Space, BioShock and Far Cry 2....whyyyy!!??

35.

Awesome, thanks for the giveaway.

36.

"The whistles go WOOOOO!!"

"When you wanna WOOOWOOO!!! It's dat Woo WOOOO!!! You know what I'm sayin? Then you got the flows; then they be trippin' off the flowmasters."

"Dat's only in the mornin'. You 'posed to be up cookin' breakfast for somebody and so, that's like a alarm clock. Woo wooo!!!"

37.

Thanks for giving out a free copy

38.

Time to unleash my inner rock god!

39.

Nice giveaway. I hope I win!

40.

Random post for a great contest
Oh and RB2 > GH:WT

41.

I attend the University of Texas Pan-American. We have a building filled with labs, and for some odd reason they were all being utilized! I just wanted to go online and check out some game trailers, hit the forums, and maybe (just maybe) get some home work done. Geez, but hey! I finally found an open lab with an available computer!Which I'm using at this very moment in time! Woot, but a lady just entered letting us know the'll be closing it in about 10 minutes for a scheduled class meeting. That's some great luck I'm having this morning, huh? 1 hour of searching, wasted.

42.

Thanks for the opportunity

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Aint no party Busy Gamer party cause a Busy Gamer party don't stop yall! Good luck to even though I'm going to win ;)

44.

I'd really like a free copy. That would rock.

45.

In the immortal words of Socrates when her said....I drank what?

46.

I've got my fingers crossed that I win your stuff!

47.

I like monkeeeees!

48.

I loved the first RB, but I could never afford it. Had to play it at a friends house. Hope I win this one...

49.

Rock Band 2 is pretty schweet. Love the new modes to progress, and for a busy gamer like me, I prefer it over the ridiculously hard Guitar Hero tracks.

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I payed my 170 bucks for the first one, only to have my guitar go out after 6 uses. But since those 6 uses weren't very frequent, I was outside of EA's warranty period, so they woulda charged me to fix it. So I bought GHIII to get a better guitar and now i enjoy playing both games. It's really a win win situation, Red Octane makes awesome controllers that are high quality, and EA makes the amazing game. If the two were to combine I would be happy with the mutant chud result.

51.

ayo i need some free technology,
cuz im broke and got no j-o-b

52.

Been browsing through your site, pretty clean looking. Keep up the great work.

53.

third time is a charm

54.

Cow go moo.

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Props for an awesome idea!

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i r need rb2 plox n thx

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this is awesome -a great game and you're giving it out for free - congrats to whmever wins this! i know i would enjoy it very much - got to try the game at friends house and it's niiice!

58.

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY

59.

Awesome giveaway! I've been wanting to get Rock Band 2, but just havn't yet found the money for it :( Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Good Luck to Everyone!

60.

Thanks for the giveaway

61.

why must mcdonalds toy with me and their monopoly? I hate Mcdonalds

62.

wow im going to disneyland!!!

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Do something worth remembering

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I enjoyed the first one for full retail, how could I not enjoy the 2nd for free.

65.

I'd love to play this game. I absolutely loved the first one.

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Your blog rocks, just as much as rock band 2!!!!!!!! good luck to everybody!!! i'm poor!!!! yeah!!!!

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You gotta love all the great music games coming out right now, but they are really expensive its like your investing in your entertainment, this would be great to win

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Just screwed up on a test

Could use a pick me up like this

69.

Yay, free Rockband 2! I was eagerly awaiting this free stuff friday :) Thanks and keep up the good work ;)

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love it

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woohoo, rb2 rocks! ion drums are awesome btw (tried it at a friend's house).

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fun fun!

73.

Well i would really enjoy this because i have a guitar hero guitar and my cousin gave me his Rockband 1 drums(broke but works when i tape it together). I could start my own online band!

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i love me some rock bands. woot!

75.

awesome giveaway from an even awesomer site!!

great stuff thanks for the chance for this giveaway. !@

rock on rockers !

76.

Free Rockband 2 would make my life for reals, no joke. Just recently got Xbox Live so it would deff. benefit me crazy to have a new game :]

77.

Thanks for the contest!

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Entered
Thanks

79.

Too many good games coming out/came out (fallout3, fable2, gow2) that I didn't have enough cash to pick this game up.

From what I played its awesome & the amount of songs is just ridiculous.

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I cant wait to rock out!

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I am a huge fan of music games, and I know Rockband has a huge fanbase! I have high hopes for scoring big dude!

82.

Oh that would be nice to get this game since I want to play the free 20 dlc coming in november :).

83.

I love me some Rockband!! The ultimate party game! Sign me up, baby!!!!

84.

Q. What's blue and smells like red paint?
A. blue paint

85.

Hmm, I was thinking of getting this but a friend said it wasn't good...hopefully I'll find out how without spending $60

86.

I can't wait for The Colour and the Shape for DLC! Not enough money for all this awesome DLC!

87.

I'm a big fan of RB1 and have been putting off my purchase of #2...maybe my procrastination will turn into good luck and I'll win it here:)

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Rock Band 1 was so much fun, especially with friends. Though I need to get a hard drive before picking up RB2...sigh.

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I never win anything

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Awesome game!

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Just got RB1 a few months ago and my broken drums have been gone for nearly that long.../sob story!

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Do unto others as you would have others do unto you :D

93.

Seriously though, how good are these games? I've heard that Rock Band and before it Guitar Hero were great, but I've never had the money to spend on them and I have yet to try them anywhere.

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Tay Zonday

wait, is that profane?

95.

Rock Band is a great social game. The second one looks fun, and I'd like to try the singing.

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ROCK BAND 2 FOR THE WIN!!1!

97.

This would be too awesome to win I love me some Rock Band.

98.

Hooray! Free stuff!

99.

Whoops, pooted!

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sweet I hope I win =)

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free stuff!!! :D

102.

Biggidy biggidy bop boop bop!

Woo woo!

103.

I was going to rent this but there are sooo many games also available.

104.

I loved the first one, and I know 2 is great as well. :)

105.

Loved the first Rock Band, and would definitely love a copy of this sequel.

106.

I would like to enter and get it for my Father in Law back in CA> Would give us a reason to play online together!

107.

Huge rockband fan, would love to have rockband 2 O_O

108.

Less than 3 Rockband 2.

109.

The Playlist for RB 2 seems pretty decent upon inspection.

110.

In Mega Man 9, why does Mega Man have to screw Roll 20 times for a life? I don't get it.

111.

Might as well give this a shot. My brother has this game and I'd like to have a copy of it for myself.

112.

Rockband was amazing Totally wish I could get my hands on RB2

113.

CHRIStmas is right around the corner. ;]

114.

Rock band sounds good woundnt mind

115.

Maybe I will finally be able to stop having to go to my friends house to have to play rockband.

116.

I want to "rock"!

Thank you, thank you very much(Elvis)

117.

Haven't played the 2nd one yet and this would be perfect!! Great contest! Thanks

118.

I haven't had a chance to play Rock Band 1,(can't afford it) so this would be a perfect prize for me, especially counting I'm an older person who enjoys music & gaming.

"I want to Rock N' Roll all night & party everyday".

119.

that is a good idea to buy the game, then pay the balance for the bundle. thats lame that they didnt do something like that.

120.

Man, I would love some of those new instruments, kinda makes me wish I chose GH3 instead of the first Rock Band.

121.

id love to have my hands on rb2

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yay hope i win D:
thanks for the contest

123.

I had rockband one and two looks very cool. Im going to rent it thought probably.

124.

It'd be nice to have a guitar game other than GHII.

I am very cheap.

125.

I like nice people. They're cool. And nice. Going to test my luck here and hope to totally rock out.

126.

i love lamp.

127.

If God doesn't exist then where does the idea of him come from?

128.

May I have this rock?

129.

maybe with this i could sell it and get littlebigplanet

130.

Saw this on the forums, have a friend who loves rb but cant really aord to get it herself. Thought this would be a good surprise for her if i won

131.

because Guitar Hero World Tour is just a rehash of Rock Band

132.

I love hot blonde women and rockband!

133.

Rock Band 2 > GTA IV. I wish I had it :(

134.

Sweet...I'm in on this.

135.

Wow, you're so generous!

136.

Thanks for doing this giveaway!! do we put our emails in the comment? If so, my email is (REMOVED FOR PRIVACY)

137.

i hope i win!!

138.

Cool contest!!! Hope I win!!!

139.

i want to win a copy of rock band 2.

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I love rock band!!! Really fun to play with your friends

141.

Wouldn't mind some free stuff myself...

142.

I was hoping my wife would get it for me for Christmas, but free's even better.

143.

I'm guessing the next contest will involve Fallout 3 in some way. Just a guess though.

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Do want.

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much love for this contest.

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I just got my 360 back today from repairs! Would love this game! :) Playin' the first one right now.. need... more... songs!

147.

everyone i know but me has this game. i am so jealous.

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Awesome game

149.

Sup doodz

150.

I love me some rock band. I could use rock band 2.

151.

Yeah i played this at my friends house, it was really fun we had a blast

152.

thanks for these contests, havent registered before for your site, but i definitely read it!

153.

great story lost because I could match the stupid "captcha" text

154.

Nice

155.

I loved Rock Band and I really want to play Rock Band 2!

156.

I only have one game (Rock Band) and would LOVE to add this to my "collection"!

157.

I'm really torn on Rock Band and Guitar Hero. I'm kinda leaning towards Rock Band because I don't particularly care about custom songs.

158.

I WIN!!! WOOT!

159.

I like butterscotch pudding!

160.

Go Phillies! Go Flyers! Go Eagles! Go Sixers!

161.

Recently we got a new puppy. Our previous dog died a couple years back, so it's kind of nice to have another pet in the house. Unfortunately, time has glazed over the finer details of pet ownership, such as housebreaking and training. It's already pooped a couple times inside, and the little guy just loves to chew on things. Shoes, newspapers, wires, it's all fair game to him. He's also a bit noisy. But hey, that's part of the experience in owning a dog, I suppose. At least he's not a slobberer...

162.

happy Halloween to everyone from the 401 thanks for doing what u guys do every week i need this game to rock out for my b day next month lol

163.

Hey, saw your post on the Xbox Forums. I have been wanting Rock Band 2 since it came out but my wife dosnt share my enthusiasm for wanting to purchase the game LOL! She dosnt understand why I need it.. after all.. I have Rock Band 1 lol.

164.

This is the best rhythm game franchise!!!! I LOVE ROCKBAND!!!

165.

Nice, hopefully I win because I waited for Guitar Hero World Tour, don't like it too much compared to my friends rock band 2.

166.

Here's a chance to win something finally! /crosses fingers

167.

I'm not partial to either franchise, but free cannot be beat.

168.

i hope i win! rockband ftw

169.

Don't forget to vote next Tuesday!

170.

i love rock band
i been saving up for rock band 2 but if i win this
that would be awsome

171.

ooo rock band over guitar hero any day!

172.

would make a great birthday gift or my kid

173.

Here's hoping I'm rocking out to Rock Band 2 when this contest is over.

174.

Rock Band 2 is fantastic, would love this to be able to play with friends online.

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