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Talking and playing Rocksmith 2014 with Paul Cross – Part One


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In the first of a two part interview, we talk with Paul Cross from Ubisoft about Rocksmith 2014.


With a completely redesigned interface, new songs, and all-new features, Rocksmith 2014 Edition is tailored to better teach the key elements of guitar playing. A new fully customizable “Riff Repeater” lets players select any section of a song they want to play, and repeat that section over-and-over until it’s mastered. Players can also set the starting difficulty level, speed, or play note-by-note through challenging parts, all on-the-fly. A new “Master Mode” makes playing by memory more approachable and new “Guitarcade” mini-games have been created to hone specific guitar skills. With these flexible and deep practice tools, it’s never been easier for players to play their favourite songs on guitar or bass.

Paul Cross is the Creative Director for Rocksmith 2014, so over to Paul for part one:

Rocksmith 2014 Edition contains over 50 new tracks including:

Aerosmith – Walk This Way

Alice In Chains – Stone

Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country

Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Iron Maiden – The Trooper

Jack White – Sixteen Saltines

Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite

Mastodon – Blood and Thunder

Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger

Pantera – Cemetary Gates

Paramore – Now

R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

Radiohead – Paranoid Android

Rise Against – Savior

Slayer – War Ensemble

The Kinks – You Really Got Me

The Rolling Stones – Paint It, Black

The Shins – For A Fool

The Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock (with pre-order only)

The Smashing Pumpkins – The Chimera

The Who – My Generation

Weezer – Say It Ain’t So

White Zombie – Thunder Kiss ‘65

For additional information about Rocksmith 2014 Edition, please visit

And here is the video we made back in September with Clare from RockSchool for the original Rocksmith:

Are you going to get Rocksmith 2014? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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