July 7th, 2017

Radiohead glooms their way to Rocksmith 2014

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Rocksmith 2014 has become significantly more dour with the addition of a Radiohead song pack. And yes, I’m going to assume that this is Ubisoft’s way of apologising for adding Green Day.

It’s a pretty good selection of songs, with Creep, Just, My Iron Lung, Karma Police, and Optimistic on offer for £2.39 each. You can also opt to pick up the entire pack at once for £9.69, which is only slightly more expensive than just buying four of those five songs.

The reason Ubisoft have given for this unusual Friday update – other than “so that I can play Just on my birthday” – is that Thanksgiving is next week. I’m not quite sure why this means PC users get the DLC today, because the console people are still getting these Radiohead songs on Tuesday. So… I don’t know, maybe Steam will stop working on Tuesday? Maybe there’s a Thanksgiving sale coming, and they don’t want their DLC to appear (and be ignored) in the middle of that? Hard to say.

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