AC/DC is certainly one of the most rocking bands in the world, but I’m kind of baffled why they chose to sell their last album exclusively at Wal-Mart, one of the least rocking companies in America. The mystery deepens, as the long-rumored AC/DC Live Rock Band Track Pack will also be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, which, while it makes financial sense, doesn’t rock. At all.
Kotaku says the “Track Pack” will be $30-40 bucks, be released in November, and contain a non-whopping 18 songs, which is also significantly not rocking. Now, the songs are supposed to be playable in Rock Band 1 and 2, but that likely mean they can be exported over, since making them available as a download would negate the Wal-Mart exclusivity. I guess it all comes down to how much you’re willing to pay to play “Thunderstruck.” I was willing to pay a great deal, but this is a little too steep for my blood.
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