Dropbox + Rock Band = <3

Posted by Jon Ying on August 07, 2009

Hey Dropboxers!

While we have many traditions and unique habits over here at Dropbox HQ (building your own desk and computer as a rite of passage, weekly treks to our favorite restaurant Shalimar, and blasting ‘The Final Countdown‘ when posting new builds of Dropbox, to name a few), none are as defined or hardcore as our passion for the video game Rock Band.

Having a team that was mostly born in the 80s means having a group of kids who grew up latched onto video games; but the team has developed a special affinity for plastic instruments.  In between our long coding sessions (by the way, LAN Sync beta is now available on the forums!), the team likes to sit back and jam to the likes of Dream Theater and Megadeth.  This isn’t a game that just a few people play in the office, it’s a game that every employee plays, and our specially outfitted Rock Band war room is equipped with pretty much every plastic instrument in existence (Not shown are the 6 other guitars and 2 broken drum sets):

Dropbox RB room!

While the Dbox ‘Dream Team’ hasn’t really practiced much together since our Mozy showdown in March, we’re fully prepared to take on any of you out there who think you’re sporting sufficient chops to take on Dropbox.  Just give us a holler ;).  Rajiv and I also play ranked matches on drums and guitar respectively.

You can look us up as ‘DropTheBox’ on XBox Live :).

13 Comments to Dropbox + Rock Band = <3

Bill
August 8, 2009

IT'S ON.

Tivoli
August 8, 2009

LIKE DONKEY KONG!

MASA
August 8, 2009

No Halo 3?

cjwworld
August 8, 2009

That's cool dude.. would love to rock it with you

Falk
August 9, 2009

Maybe someone can fix the server and stop playing music? ;)

Well, it would help. I really need some files my partner has put up.

Thanks

Mark
August 11, 2009

I was about to totally question your taste in music (sorry any band that opens and closes their live show with the same song is lame – they opened for DefLep and Tesla) until you mentioned Megadeth and Dream Theater. Before that I was about to uninstall. ;-)

Joe W
August 15, 2009

My (musical) respect for the Dropbox team just tripled. Well done, sirs. Keep up the good work.

maria01
August 24, 2009

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Margaret

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chriscanfield
August 24, 2009

Awesome!

I just setup dropbox to help keep things synchronized between my home and work computers. It's good to hear that we're contributing to eachother's development cycles.

Chris Canfield

Playtest Analyst – Harmonix Music Systems

TrinityLast
August 26, 2009

Where's the G1 App!?

MarcoSparko
September 24, 2009

hey thats pretty cool, im a freelance sound engineer and use dropbox to sync digitised studio sessions between my clients and my home daw system, they dropbox their recordings to me, i layer up the tracks, edit and mix them down, produce a stereo master and then dropbox it back over to them….works really well so far….

Eduardo Grolli
September 30, 2009

Dream Theater???

I can play Panic Atack in Hard level!

Willing to play more Dream Theater songs on Rock Band Store.

Loving the software and feeling a connection with the team that makes it!

(Just added you to my twitter)

Kandice
October 16, 2012

This isn’t a game that just a few people play in the office, it’s a game that every employee plays, and our specially outfitted Rock Band war room is equipped with pretty much every plastic instrument in existence (Not shown are the 6 other guitars and 2 broken drum sets):