List of Downloadable Rock Band Songs Available on XBox Live

Downloadable Rock Band Songs on Xbox Live

Despite its astronomical price tag of 170 bucks for the game and bundle of instruments (guitar, drums, and mic), Rock Band has become a best-selling game in no time for the XBox 360 and Playstation 3. Read my review on the game here.
Rock Band is the ultimate party game with its emphasis on team-based play and ability to replicate the real-life experience of playing in an actual rock band, but after a while the experience starts to get a little stale because of the way the World Tour mode makes you play the same songs over and over again.

That’s why developer Harmonix decided to put in exclusive downloadable content for the game, however, and many more songs are either available now on XBox Live or on the way. Some full albums are even confirmed and on the way.

To download the songs, simply go to the XBox Live Marketplace and enter a code from a Microsoft Points card you buy at a store like Target or GameStop and then you will get the points in your account. Go to “All Games” and find Rock Band then choose from a list of songs. Each download takes about 2-5 minutes and the songs are stored on your hard drive. They will be available immediately on the game on the song list for quick play as well as in the World Tour mode for when you make a song list at a venue or are given random songs during a gig.

Here is a list of the songs and 3-song packs currently up for download online:

Queens of the Stone Age Pack- 440 Microsoft Points ($5.49 price tag when broken down to U.S. dollars)

“3’s and 7’s,” “Sick, Sick, Sick,” and “Little Sister” are included in the pack. Each song is available separately for 160 points ($1.99). Other song packs also have each single song available for 160 MSP.

Black Sabbath Pack- 440 MS Points

“N.I.B.,” “Sweet Leaf,” and “War Pigs.”

Metallica Pack- 440 MS Points

“Ride the Lightning,” “Blackened,” and “…And Justice for All.”

The Police Pack- 440 MS Points

“Roxanne,” “Synchronicity II,” and “Can’t Stand Losing You.”

David Bowie Pack- 440 MS Points

“Moonage Daydream,” “Heroes,” and “Queen Bitch.”

Punk Rock Pack- 440 MS Points

“Rockaway Beach” by Ramones, “I Fought the Law and the Law Won” by The Clash, and “Ever Fallen in Love?” by The Buzzcocks.

Note: A Grateful Dead Pack is also rumored to be in the works. Full albums rumored to be coming are “Who’s Next” by The Who, “Nevermind” by Nirvana, and an album by Metallica to be determined.

Single Songs Available for Download (each 160 MSP):

“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (cover song).

“Juke Box Hero” by Foreigner.

“Bang a Gong (Get it On)” by T-Rex.

“My Sharona” by The Knack.

“Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways.

“My Iron Lung” by Radiohead.

“Buddy Holly” by Weezer.

“Brass in Pocket” by The Pretenders.

“Joker amp; the Thief” by Wolfmother.

Songs for Download for 80 MSP (.99 Price):

“Attack” and “The Kill” by 30 Seconds to Mars.

“Move Along” and “Dirty Little Secret” by All-American Rejects.

“Song with a Mission” by The Sounds.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – the Classes

If you have played any of Bioware’s previous titles, you understand all too well their unmatched ability for story-telling. Now, Bioware has stepped into an entirely different ring: the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). Star Wars: The Old Republic is in development and the character classes available to players has finally been released in all of its wonderous glory.
There are 8 classes, divided amongst the Republic and the Sith Empire. The four classes for the Republic are the Trooper, the Smuggler, the Jedi Knight, and the Jedi Consular. For the Sith Empire, you have the following to choose from: the Bounty Hunter, the Imperial Agent, the Sith Warrior, and the Sith Inquisitor. Here is a brief description of each of these classes.

The Trooper

Not all of the Republics heroes can wield a lightsaber or the Force. Sometimes it takes a man with courage to pick up a rifle and fight. The Trooper is that guy. This class will be dealing a lot of ranged damaged and maybe do some tanking. They will have plenty of armor and powerful blaster rifles. With abilities like Grenade Launcher to give a ranged opponent an explosive gift or an up close and personal appointment with the butt of his rifle, the Trooper is the epitome of Republic willpower.

The Smuggler

Based the on the “Han Solo” archetype, the Smuggler uses his wits and cunning to defeat his opponents. Outfitted with blaster pistols, this class will be the first to feature a concept new to the MMORPG genre: the ability to use cover. The Smuggler will be able to hide behind crates, barrels, walls, or anything else you can think of, and use it to avoid taking fire. Then he will pop out and blast his opponent with a volley of phaser fire. The age-old question of who shot first: Solo or Greedo will now be obsolete… shoot first or shoot later. It’s your choice.

The Jedi Knight

This class is based on the Mace Windu type, a skilled Force-using warrior. With his lightsaber in hand, he can jump into the thick of battle and go toe-to-toe with the best that the Sith Empire has to offer. Outfitted with leathers and some heavy armor and wielding his lightsaber, the Knight will utilize his force abilities with grace and strength to cut through enemy lines. The Jedi Knight has abilities such as Lightsaber Throw and Force Push. This no doubt will be a popular class.

The Jedi Consular

For those of you looking to be like Yoda or Obi Wan Kenobi, this is the class for you. Designed to be more of a crowd control class, the Consular uses his Force powers to keep his foes at bay. While the Knight would be more prone to rely on his lightsaber, the Consular uses abilities like Force Repulse to send surrounding enemies flying away. This is a crowd control class and quite possibly will be one of the most powerful and interesting to play.

The Bounty Hunter

While the Sith are not quite favorable of Bounty Hunters, this is a class of Boba Fetts. With the ability to use a jet pack and weapons like the flame thrower and rocket launcher, the Bounty Hunter will be a fast paced combatant who relies on his speed and agility to quickly blast his enemies into oblivion. What kind of role this class will play in the group remains to be seen but you can expect this class to be a dangerous, especially to Force users.

The Imperial Agent

The Imperial Agent is a terrifying special skills foe. Essentially, a high damage blaster assassin, the Agent utilizes his special gizmos and gadgets along with his blaster rifle to burn holes through the enemy ranks. Whether it is assassinating a Republic diplomat or a Sith acolyte who crossed the line, the Agent gets the job down silently and quickly. This will no doubt be a terror in the PvP parts of the game.

The Sith Warrior

This class is the equivalent of Darth Maul, a fierce fighter with dangerous force powers. The Sith Warrior leaps head-first into combat and carves a bloody swath of death and destruction through Republic army ranks. His ability to Force Choke and hurtle through the air at his enemies creates a deadly combination with the ferocity of his lightsabers. More than likely, this will become a very popular DPS class.

The Sith Inquisitor

For those of you who have always dreamed of being like Darth Sidious or Tyrannus, this is the ultimate aggressive Force User. The Inquisitor relies on his Force Abilities such as Force Lightning and Force Drain to controls his targets and destroy them. The lightsaber is still an important aspect of the arsenal but like the Consular, it uses the Force as its primary weapon against the Republic and the Light Side of the Force.

Those are the brief overviews of all eight classes for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Go to www.swtor.com for more detailed information.

Game Review: World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft (WoW) is a Massively Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game (MMORPG). WoW has a long, detailled, compelling storyline which keeps players interested and always with something to do. The biggest part of the storyline involves two major factions, Alliance and Horde. Players can choose which faction to become apart of, and then make and customize their own characters from this.
WoW has many different classes to choose from, which allows for a lot of different types of characters to keep the game entertaining. Players can customize their: faction, race, gender, skin color and facial attributes. From there, players level their characters up and play through the content of the game.

Gameplay

WoW is an excellent game for players to work on their own, or in groups with other players. With several different ways for players to interact with each other, whether it working together to kill monsters in the game or working together to kill other players in the game. The gameplay is always exciting and there is always something to do in the game which allows for much entertainment. This makes the game’s gameplay very good since it is extremely fun to play.

Pros: A lot of interaction between players. There are a lot of things players can do by themselves, in small groups or even in large groups. With a lot of variety, this makes the game a lot of fun to play.

Cons: The game is very time consuming. As their is a lot to do within the game, it requires a lot of time. Some players may find the amount of time spent in the game can be regarded as excessive.

Rating: 22/25

Graphics and Audio

World of Warcraft’s graphics are not overly amazing. The intent of this game is more in the gameplay and storyline, and less focus on the graphics.

The audio in WoW is decent, the soundtracks in the game are really well done.

Pros: Low performance computers can run WoW without difficulty, this will broaden the community.

Cons: Many players enjoy really well done grpahics, and from experience, would like to see an increase in quality.

Rating: 18/25

Creativity

WoW was one of the first MMORPG’s ever made. It is also by far the most successful MMORPG ever made. It is based on a unique idea with a well thought out storyline. There is no other on the market, which allows players to enjoy the game, and not feel that the game is too repetitive based on any other game out there.

Rating: 25/25

Conclusion

WoW is a unique idea with a well thought out storyline. This is the formula for a successful MMORPG. WoW keeps players interested and entertained. World of Warcraft has over 10million subscribers and the amount of accounts is constantly growing.

Game Rating: 90/100

Snapchat Leaked

Snapchat leak

Snapchat recently got attacked by a group of malicious hackers which caused a massive Snapchat Leak. This is not the first time that Snapchat’s security has been comprimised. There have been several Snapchat hacks in the past and even now there are several websites that offer a purported Snapchat Hack. However, the difference this time is that in this Snapchat Leak you can view all the images that a person has sent or received through their Snapchat account if they were included in the leak. You might think that this leak of Snapchat’s files by the hackers only included a small amount of people but you might be surprised.

When I checked it out to see if my own account was compromised in the hack I was baffled to see that it actually was. I have absolutely no clue how my images could have gotten leaked. Normally when a Snapchat hack like this happens it’s because of a third party application that gets hacked but that was not the case this time. This time it’s not yet known how the Snapchat photos got leaked, but it’s worrying to see that in 2017 this is still happening.

Luckily when reached out to http://snapleaked.club and asked them if they could remove my Snaps from their website they complied and were very friendly about it. I checked back 2 days later and they did actually remove my account from their database. If you suspect that your account might have been hacked I would highly suggest you to check it on their database. It’s free to use and very simple, all you need to do is enter the username you use on Snapchat and it will tell you if any of your images have been leaked.

If it turns out that your account has been compromised and your Snaps leaked I would suggest contacting them and asking them to remove your account from their database. In my experience they respond back quite quickly and you might be able to remove your account from their database before anyone gets the chance to view your Snaps, but you will have to act fast.

Forge of Empires Cheats

Cheats for Forge of Empires – are they real?

A few weeks ago my son showed me a game on his phone. It was called Forge of Empires. He knew that I was a fan of strategy games and asked me if I wanted to play it with him. Of course I didn’t pass up on the opportunity to do an activity with my son, but I quickly found out that there’s a lot of content in the game that you need to pay for. However, just about as I was to take out my credit card my son told me that there was no need because there’s a website that has Forge of Empires cheats. Naturally I was a bit skeptical at first, especially since the website was free to use. But he said that he had been using these Forge of Empires cheats for a while now and that they worked very well for him. I trusted my son and tried the website out for myself and to my surprise my resources increased tremendously after using it. It made the game a lot more fun to play with him now that I could use it without having to spend money on it.

We’ve progressed quite far in the game already! If you’re also a fan of Forge of Empires and want to enjoy the game without paying for it then he and I strongly recommend you to take a look at the site we mentioned below. There’s a limit to how many resources you can obtain with their Forge of Empires cheats but for us it’s more than enough and it sure as hell beats paying for it!

If you want to join us in our Forge of Empires tribe then simply leave a comment with your username and we’ll invite you. We’re always looking for more players and cheaters are welcome!

TechTips – How to Fix the Vista Logon Error

Fixing the Vista Logon Error

I don’t know how many times I have had to fix this issue in Vista but it’s a real nightmare. I can’t tell you exactly what causes this error to happen, some people think it’s because a user renamed their user name folder (C:\users\(your profile name here). Others have said that it’s caused by a person or program manually deleting the user profile, which thankfully isn’t taken out of the Registry and is what allows us to fix this common error. Whatever the case follow these simple steps and you will be logged back in to your computer in no time.
1. First make sure you are logged in as an administrator, if you aren’t then login as the admin.

2. Click Start.

3. In the Search bar (white text box that says start search) type in Regedit and hit enter.

4. In the registry (be careful in here it can cause issues you make mistakes in the registry) you will want to navigate to the key.

a. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

5. Once in the Key you will want to find the SID entry with .BAK on the end of it and click on it.

6. Now you will want to find the ProfileImagePath and make sure it’s your user account (there may be more than one SID with .BAK on the end of it, make sure you are fixing the right one.

7. Now above this key with the .BAK there is probably an identical key without the .BAK on the end, it might not be directly above, but find the other identical SID without .BAK.

8. Ok so now you have two SIDs one with BAK and one without, right click on the one without the .BAK and choose RENAME.

9. At the end of the long number put .OLD (should look like 1234.OLD) and hit enter.

10. Now right click on the SID with the .BAK, and choose RENAME.

11. Remove the .BAK and hit enter

12. Now go back and rename the other SID with .OLD to .BAK and hit enter.

13. Now you will want to go to the option within your SID without the .BAK and choose RefCount and click Modify. (If RefCount isn’t there add it by right clicking and adding a DWORD RefCount)

14. The value for RefCount should be a 0 if it is you can leave it, if not change the value to 0, and if you had to create it of course set the value to 0 if the default isn’t 0.

15. Now choose the option State and set the value to a 0.

16. Close the registry

17. Reboot and logon with the previously broken account

Once you have done all of the above and the computer has rebooted you should be able to logon with the account that was giving the error message. If for some reason the registry fix doesn’t work there is another option but it means deleting the user account and losing any and all data contained in the account. The steps to delete the account are very similar, check them out below.

1. First make sure you are logged in as an administrator, if you aren’t then login as the admin.

2. Click Start.

3. In the Search bar (white text box that says start search) type in Regedit and hit enter.

4. In the registry (be careful in here it can cause issues you make mistakes in the registry) you will want to navigate to the key.

a. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

5. Now the key probably won’t have .BAK so you will want to click on the SIDs until you find the one with your profile name in it under ProfileImagePath if it is the same as your user account then this is the one you want to delete.

6. Before you delete this key make sure you back it up just in case. To do this right click on the SID and choose Export. Save the file someplace safe like an external USB or another hard drive or disk. (To restore this backup, simple right click the file and choose Merge)

7. Now right click the SID for your profile and choose Delete, you will be prompted to make sure you want to do this, click YES, and you are done.

8. Now just create another Admin account, reboot and logon with the new user name and password.

Simple enough, but keep in mind the second method is going to get rid of anything that was in the profile previously. So only do the second step if you are sure you want to get rid of what was in the user’s profile.

I hope this guide comes in handy for anyone dealing with this Vista Error.

He’s Finally Getting an IPhone!

For the last year, I’ve monitored every major news outlet and techy site in cyberspace. I’ve even stalked Facebook and Twitter hoping to uncover any sign of the iPhone coming to Verizon Wireless. You’re probably thinking I’m the one obsessed with the iPhone, but it’s not me. It’s my husband, Brandon. He’s absolutely obsessed with all things that happen to have a brand name starting with a lowercase “i” in front of them, created by Apple, and introduced by none other than Steve Jobs.
He’s watched co-workers, friends, and sadly his 11 year old cousin, flaunt their iPhones in his face, all while praying that Verizon and iPhone would become one someday. Well that day is finally here. On January 11th, Verizon made the long awaited announcement that the iPhone will be available to preorder for existing customers on February 3rd and new customers on February 10th. My detective work paid off, along with my begging and pleading, because I convinced my husband to not jump ship and head over to the other guys.

So I’m finally getting peace of mind. My days of hearing Brandon’s infomercials and public service announcements over why he needs have an iPhone are numbered. And he’s finally getting an iPhone!

Which Graphics Card to Get in late 2017?

Upgrading your Graphics card

Graphics cards have been developing very quickly in the past few years. A lot faster than processors, that’s for sure. When I built my computer in 2014 I decked it out with pretty high end stuff, and while most of the components still hold up pretty well, there’s one pretty big bottleneck; the graphics card.

Luckily, upgrading your graphics card it quite easy. However, it is not so easy to decide which one to buy. There are so many that it’s hard to know which one you need. This video helped me out a  lot in deciding which graphics card to buy, maybe it will be of use for you too: