Why isn’t Anamanaguchi – Airbrushed showing up?

Posted: March 25th, 2011 | Author: Josh | Filed under: Blog

You may have noticed that even though Airbrushed is showing up in the in-game Rock Band Network store, it has not appeared in this list!  How is this possible?  Has my massive incompetence finally bit me in the ass?

Well, I don’t think so.  At least not yet.  Here’s the deal: even though this nifty-sounding song is available in the game, nobody can find it on the internet.  It’s not in the official Rock Band list.  It hasn’t turned up on the XBox Marketplace site yet, that anyone can see.

This is annoying, and disturbing!  I’m ready to adjust to any new wackiness, but I can’t link to anything I can’t find.  If any of you can find a marketplace link, let me know.

If, at some point in the future, you notice new songs showing up on rockband.com or the Merketplace web site, let me know, so I can change stuff if I need to.

Thanks!  Keep on rocking!

20 Comments »

20 Comments on “Why isn’t Anamanaguchi – Airbrushed showing up?”

  1. 1 eyescovered said at 20:02 on March 25th, 2011:

    this is just my theory, but I remember reading somewhere (maybe on RBA) that Eiffel 65′s “Blue” was still showing up as RB2 DLC on Xbox’s website. maybe HMX and Xbox need to fix/change something so they show up as RB3 DLC.

  2. 2 Josh said at 20:46 on March 25th, 2011:

    It’s true – the trick is, where are the links to the RBN RB3 DLC songs in the marketplace?

  3. 3 Colin said at 22:19 on March 25th, 2011:

    I looked in my download history and found this as the link for the trial: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/800008aa-0000-4000-8000-000045410914
    So I’m guessing that the full version’s url would be: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/800008ab-0000-4000-8000-000045410914
    Neither page loads for me but the “Add To Queue” button works.

  4. 4 Peridot Weapon said at 09:55 on March 26th, 2011:

    Nodnod @ eyescovered. Airbrushed is in a different location than all the previous RBN content, including Blue (it’s saved in the RB3 directory on your hard drive unlike all the other songs). And until a song officially shows up on the website, he won’t know the “starting location” to use so the songs will automatically be added here.

    Wonder if it can be found by checking your download history on-line and downloading it again that way? (I wonder if I even remember how to DO that anymore?)

  5. 5 Peridot Weapon said at 10:13 on March 26th, 2011:

    And Nodnod @ colin’s post (which appeared for me after I posted my first one).

    To compare and contrast, “Blue’s” full version in history is:
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Full-Song-Blue-Da-Ba-Dee/00000000-0000-4080-8000-08a945410869

    And “Airbrushed is:
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Full-Song-Airbrushed/00000000-0000-4080-8000-08ab45410914

    Compare that to the actual download link for Blue:
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/800008a9-0000-4000-8000-000045410869

    So comparing that information, it looks like the Rock Band 3 songs have moved from “08a945410869″ to “08ab45410914″. (ALL RBN 1.0 songs had 000045410869 as their last digits before.)

    The missing part of the puzzle is what the first eight digits are. It might very well be 800008ab as you say, and just not be “reachable” from a PC yet for whatever reason.

    It’d make perfect sense, actually, as the “counting method” for the songs would remain unchanged, just the location part would have switched.

  6. 6 Josh said at 10:27 on March 26th, 2011:

    Good stuff – I’ve updated the scraper to look for RBN songs at 08ab45410914 for now. If the first digits pick up where they left off, everything will pick up normally – otherwise, I’ll have to change that manually, as well.

  7. 7 Peridot Weapon said at 13:32 on March 26th, 2011:

    Actually, looking at it again, I think it should have changed from 000045410869 to 000045410914, as Colin said above.

    So once we can access them directly, Airbrushed should (maybe?) appear at:

    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/800008ab-0000-4000-8000-000045410914

    Doesn’t work yet, and I don’t really want to muck any further than that with searching for the answer, in case Microsoft think I’m trying to “haxxor” their site and nukes my account. :)

  8. 8 eyescovered said at 09:31 on March 27th, 2011:

    yea, I get those links in my download history, too. but, if you click on them, they don’t go to anything.

    i really hope there’s a way around this, it’d hate to have to browse through that clunky in-game store!

  9. 9 DragoonXD said at 19:16 on March 27th, 2011:

    Delays in songs appearing on the marketplace is nothing new. I’m sure it will be corrected once more songs get approved.

  10. 10 Peridot Weapon said at 14:00 on March 28th, 2011:

    Wait, you mean Microsoft – the company that allegedly delayed RBN 2.0 by FIVE EXTRA DAYS because they were too lazy to push an “on” button between Thursday and Tuesday – might not be punctual in enabling the marketplace links for the songs? I find that hard to believe. ;)

    Three more 80 Point songs came out today (Andromeda by Bluefusion, 28 Days by Mafia Track Suit, and Happy People by Big Kenny.)

    They seem to be in order, too, via the download history: “ab” for Airbrushed, “ad” for 28 Days, “af” for Happy People and “b1″ for Andromeda, all at location 45410914.

    Right, enough number geekin’. Time to rock.

  11. 11 LunaticSoul said at 12:44 on March 31st, 2011:

    I’m a bit lost without this site, ahah. Want to know what is available!

  12. 12 Josh said at 13:04 on March 31st, 2011:

    I know, this waiting game is starting to get distressing. When will the Live marketplace links start working?

  13. 13 RickC said at 13:35 on March 31st, 2011:

    I used to click on the “Trial” link for just about everything that was prog or metal. Then it would just automagically download when I turned on the XBox that night.

    Often I would use this site to re-download Trial songs if they were too difficult for me, but a couple months had passed and I wanted to try them again.

    Having to navigate through the Music Store to get stuff is cumbersome. I hope MS or HMX fix this soon. It is costing them sales.

    Thanks for your work on this, Josh!

  14. 14 DragoonXD said at 15:40 on March 31st, 2011:

    At this time (and for the foreseeable future), RBN2 songs can only be purchased in the in-game Music Store.

    If you try to click through the Buy link on an RBN2 song detail page (example: http://www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5005724) , you will receive a 404 error from Xbox.com. We will be removing those links and replacing them with a note directing users to the store later this month.

    The lack of web links is intentional. They were always supposed to be hidden from both the in-game marketplace and website marketplace. When RBN2 was launched, this bug was fixed, and all new content is hidden from both. The fact that we had “Buy Now” links on the RBN song pages on rockband.com was a result of our zealous web developers making RBN consistent with DLC. Our numbers show that only a small percentage of songs are purchased through the website, and we do not expect any significant downturn in RBN sales from this change.

    The upside of this from our perspective is that songs are no longer available outside of Rock Band, so unpublished songs and newly released songs can’t be purchased prior to our release. Plus, we can coordinate launch dates of multiple songs, stage PR stunts, etc.

  15. 15 DragoonXD said at 15:40 on March 31st, 2011:

    That is a quote from HMX. No more buying before they reach the store. :(

  16. 16 Josh said at 16:04 on March 31st, 2011:

    Ah, that is depressing. I suppose I’ll just have to focus on announcing songs once they show up in Rock Band’s official store, then.

    DragoonXD: do you have a link to that post?

  17. 17 DragoonXD said at 16:12 on March 31st, 2011:

    http://creators.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=65213#post65213

    There.

  18. 18 RickC said at 18:33 on March 31st, 2011:

    I could understand not having links before songs officially hit the Music Store, but not having them at all seems an odd decision.

    I guess, “Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to go and buy,” or something like that.

  19. 19 Chuck said at 08:27 on April 1st, 2011:

    I don’t have a login to creators, so I can’t respond there, but someone might want to point out to HMX that if their sales numbers don’t count the demo downloads they might wanna check that.

    I know my usual M.O. with RBN (as far as songs/bands I don’t know) has been:
    1) Download the demo of every 80-point song that hits the marketplace, using the list on this site
    2) play them next time I’m on RB
    3) buy the ones I like from the menu at the end of the demo

    So when I actually BUY the songs I do it in-game, but if I have to download the demo initially from the clunky in-game store I’m gonna be cutting back on downloading demos, and that is almost guaranteed to cut back on sales.

  20. 20 eyescovered said at 06:03 on April 4th, 2011:

    @Chuck – Same here! I would download the demo through this site and buy it in-game after playing it. Not sure, but this may actually decrease the number of RBN songs I try/buy. Luckily, RBA usually posts a playlist when RBN songs are added, so I can at least know what I’m looking for in the store.


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