The peripheral craze may have all but died out, but it ended with a bang rather than whimper. Rock Band 3 was awesome and brought us one of the most brilliantly unexpected videogame controllers we've ever seen. Not only does the keyboard make for outstanding virtual jams, but it also functions as a MIDI controller and boasts a two-octave keybed. The MIDI output connector "provides compatibility with MIDI software sequencers and hardware devices." Erm, so, it's pretty good value too.
Since it's fourth week of the Summer Of Arcade, Microsoft are doing their best to ensure that they don't discount games and draw attention away from the main event. I can understand the logic (annoying though it is) - and instead, they've decided to run a slight discount on a handful of Rock Band DLC packs.
It all comes down to personal taste. If you like the bands, it's probably worth snagging the DLC over the next few days. Here's the list in full, and as always, you can click the links to visit the marketplace. Remember that Gold members will need to sign in!
Our Fruit Ninja Kinect review will also be going up later today. Heads-up: it's awesome.