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1961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 28, 2008, 05:05:53 PM
I think there is some catch-up AI in the game (at least on All-Star). Nothing major, but in the past two games the opposing team has marched down the ice and scored the tying goal within 30 seconds of my team going ahead, on three separate occasions. AI teams also seem to have the uncanny knack of scoring late in the game to tie or go ahead. It's a little frustrating, but not so blatant that it's a game-breaker just yet.

What I do love about the All-Star difficulty is that I have to earn my points. NHL players don't have 3 point games every night, and neither should I. Since being called up 8 games ago I have 4 goals and 2 assists. I think that's awesome, since I'm only a 19 year old rookie, so just under a point per game is a good pace. Of course, I'm a -8, but I never claimed to be a defensive forward. No Selke for me!
1962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 25, 2008, 04:32:22 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 25, 2008, 02:47:54 PM

Loving the game as well.  I'm a half dozen or so games into my Be A Pro career and doing pretty well as a defenseman.  For the PS3 guys, I am just 'Gellar' on PSN for some MP action.

gellar

Couldn't wait until October after all?  icon_biggrin
1963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 25, 2008, 02:00:55 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 25, 2008, 01:14:51 PM

You had 8 goals in a game - It would take me 9 games to see 8 goals!

Are you calling for the pass? My strategy is that as soon as my d-man has the puck I rush over to an open area near the blue line and hit right-trigger to call for a pass. My d-man can usually send the puck to me without issue and I break out from the blue line.
1964  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Redemption on: September 24, 2008, 01:10:40 PM
Oh, and apparently only the movie is in Africa and sets up the storyline for Season 7 which will take place in Washington.
1965  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 24: Redemption on: September 24, 2008, 01:06:02 PM

Quote from: Canuck on September 24, 2008, 08:28:47 AM

Do they use redemption as in they're going to try to fix the absolutely shitty series that 24 has ended up becoming?

One bad season does not a shitty series make. If that were the case Heroes would be a shitty series. Season 5 was one of their best. Season 6, not so much, but I'm giving them another chance to turn it around. This movie is just filler, and I accept it as such.
1966  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 24: Redemption on: September 23, 2008, 11:23:11 PM
Fox has posted an extended trailer for the upcoming 24 "prequel" movie airing in November.

http://www.fox.com/24/trailer/

Not sure what to think of it.
1967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 20, 2008, 03:22:30 PM

Quote from: CSL on September 19, 2008, 04:11:13 PM

I've got two Be A Pro offline games going right now. I did change the name of my player before I created the second one though, so that might be why it erases a previous game.

Wait, so are you saying that if I change the name of my pro I can have two careers going on at once?
1968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 20, 2008, 03:16:03 PM

Quote from: kratz on September 19, 2008, 09:38:26 PM

Quote from: JayDee on September 11, 2008, 09:14:28 PM

Walkingfumble, Kratz, it says your gamertags don't exist???

JayDee - my gamertag is kratz bc (with the space and the bc after kratz).

I'll try again today.
1969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 20, 2008, 03:15:51 PM

Quote from: kronovan on September 20, 2008, 06:23:53 AM

My question is, how do I join the GT Dragons online club?
I've searched and found it under Xbox Live > EA online leagues  > clubs and I can see the 5 GT members that our current club members, but I can't join. All I can do is send an invite to another club member, which makes no sense to me at all. I do know that all of the 5 current members aren't currently on my XBL friends list -just JayDee -  is that the reason I can't join?

I'll see if I can add you today.
1970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: September 17, 2008, 05:31:13 PM

Quote from: DonD on September 17, 2008, 05:02:04 PM

Is there any way to delete a band?  It took me 3 tries to select a band name that wasn't already on Live, so now I want to delete the 2 I can't use online.  I don't see a way to do it.

I was looking for this option as well and I can't find it either. I would find it odd that HMX wouldn't let you delete excess bands from your list.
1971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: September 15, 2008, 10:04:49 PM

Quote from: shaggydoug on September 15, 2008, 09:25:54 PM


Been reading all this and I'm jealous.  Before my RROD, I was able to go through the calibration screens.   My setup is a home audio system using Dolby Digital playback with a DLP TV.   

I understand a positive delay on the video processing.  However, why would I get a negative delay on the audio?  That seems to break the laws of physics.   

- shaggy

I'm getting a negative delay for both video and audio which makes me think something is wrong, but while playing the calibration seems to be spot on so I'm leaving it this way for now.
1972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 15, 2008, 03:44:35 PM
After last week's flurry of NHL 09 and Rock Band my wallet needs some oxygen, so nothing for me. Unless something really blows me a way in the next few weeks I won't need to buy anything for a couple of months as the two games above will keep me busy for a long, long time.
1973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: September 15, 2008, 03:20:21 AM

Quote from: Gratch on September 15, 2008, 03:09:53 AM

-  There is a bit of hit-and-miss with the song selection, but it's mostly been hit.  There were a few on drums I didn't think I'd like that I really enjoyed (You Oughta Know, De-Luxe), and a couple that I expected to like that were mind-numbingly boring (Psycho Killer, Today).

When I read that Alanis was going to be in Rock Band my eyes couldn't roll far back far enough back into my head. However, after playing this song today I have to say that it is an incredibly fun song. I even picked it in one of those "pick your own" setlists because I enjoyed it so much. Who knew.

Oh, and that's enough Beatie Boys HMX. They now have two songs in the game which is two too many. Sabotage was annoying but tolerable (and fun as heck to have a friend sing IRL) but their contribution to RB2 is both annoying and boring. Epic fail on that song choice.
1974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: September 15, 2008, 02:16:42 AM
I'm very impressed with the game so far. The HO/PO notes seem "cleaner" in a way (I seem to be hitting them more often) and on long runs of the same note/chord, I'm not breaking my streak as often as before. Either my calibration is better in RB2 or HMX tweaked the code a little.

I love the set list so far. Only a couple of misses, but so far it's heads and tails above the setlist from RB1.
1975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: September 14, 2008, 07:04:32 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 14, 2008, 07:00:06 PM

you can play challenges solo, that's what i was i playing the majority of the time. i'm not sure what you selected unless you accidently played MP. just select challanges, i think, below tour. should be good to go.

Ah, I was choosing "Band warmups" for the challenge. Looks like that one can't be done solo. Fender warmups it is then.
1976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: September 14, 2008, 06:53:59 PM
I am so confused with Tour mode. The manual says I can play the challenges solo, but the game won't let me start them because it 'Requires at least 2 players in your band.' What gives?
1977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 13, 2008, 04:14:57 PM
Has anyone tried creating a new 'Pro'? It looks like you can only edit your existing guy and not create a brand new one, and I'm not sure how that effects all the stats you've accumulated to date. I have a playmaking center but I also wanted to start another career as a defencemen and it doesn't look like I can do it.
1978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 13, 2008, 02:47:29 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on September 13, 2008, 03:41:05 AM

Jersey suggestion for our Dragons - how about the Lake Erie Monsters?

I like the idea of having non-NHL jerseys. If no one has any objections, I will switch them.
1979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 13, 2008, 02:46:26 PM

Quote from: ArmyOfOne on September 13, 2008, 07:41:10 AM

Can I get an invite to the GT franchise?  My gamertag is Glen Robicheau.  Yeah I know, I don't feel like changing it.   retard



I'll send one next time I'm on.
1980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: September 12, 2008, 08:54:25 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 12, 2008, 08:28:03 PM

Quote from: CSL on September 12, 2008, 06:58:58 PM

Meh on Megadeath.

I WANT RUSH!

Spell it right, bitch.

Technically it's spell it wrong, bitch.
1981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] NHL09 Be a Pro - What's your Player's Number and why? on: September 12, 2008, 05:04:52 PM
93 in honour of Dougie Gilmour.
1982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 12, 2008, 12:17:21 AM

Quote from: Lockdown on September 11, 2008, 11:51:01 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on September 11, 2008, 06:48:55 PM

You can add me too JayDee.  Gamertag:  Starshifter

 bowdown

I'm reading that right?  Is it really you?


Oh... and I want in on the team too, please.

I'm assuming your gamertag is Lockdown? It's telling me that the invite failed. I looked into it and I think you can only be invited once you set up your Be A Pro character and can play online. Let me know once you do so and I'll try again.
1983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 09:18:37 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 11, 2008, 09:17:33 PM

The Devils' jerseys?  Ew.

The Flames have the best jerseys in the NHL.

Like I said, I had to pick something otherwise it wouldn't let me create the team. I figured if I picked the Leafs that I would be lynched. We can hold a vote to see what people want.

Whatever makes the masses happy!  icon_biggrin
1984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 09:14:28 PM
I have set up our team.

Team Name: GT Dragons

GT = GamingTrend
Dragons = Knightshade Dragon is the founder, so this is in honour of him

We will be using the Devils' (happy Devil?? slywink) jerseys since I can't seem to find out how to make our own. I think we can change it at any time so if people don't like it we can change.

I have invited:
Starshifter
pr0ner
Knightsabre1
KeySJU
Devil

I was not able to invite:
KronovanX
pingwrx

When I tried to invite the two above players it said it could find the gamertags but the invites "failed". I tried multiple times. Are you two already part of a team?

Walkingfumble, Kratz, it says your gamertags don't exist???
1985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 06:47:45 PM
I'll try to set something up this evening and let everyone know how it goes.
1986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 02:14:06 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 11, 2008, 02:11:25 PM

Devils

LOL.

Maybe.
1987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 01:49:47 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 11, 2008, 01:23:32 PM

Go for it!

Thanks!

Any suggestions for a team name?
1988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 12:52:03 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 11, 2008, 12:44:56 PM

Nice games with pr0ner last night - I can't put the puck in the net!!

Who's starting up our league?

I'm not sure I'll know what I'm doing, but I can give it a shot. Apparently I can't play online with my Be A Pro player until I join a team, and my loyalty lies with GT.
1989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [X360/PS3] NHL 2K9 Impressions on: September 11, 2008, 12:49:23 PM
Thanks for the review.

Comparing the NHL 09 demo to the NHL 2K9 demo gave me the impression that the gameplay in NHL 09 is superior (IMO). It just feels more like hockey. However, I fully agree with you regarding the atmosphere 2K9 puts into their games. NHL 09 still has the annoying crowd issues, such as the crowd still cheering you on even after you get scored on in overtime. They just don't seem to react in a believable way to the action happening on the ice. Other touches you mentioned like the net coming off its pegs and the ref putting it back are nice touches I would like to see the EA series adopt.

For me gameplay is king, so I'm sticking with NHL 09, but I'm hoping that each franchise can learn from the other to make their own brand of hockey the best it can be. Competition is only good for us fans!
1990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 04:07:34 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 11, 2008, 04:00:15 AM

It was good playing with both Devil and JayDee tonight.

That toe drag and wrist shot by Jarome Iginla to win my game with JayDee in OT was class.

Great game! When my one-timer rang off the post in the third period I had a feeling it wasn't going to be my night.
1991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 01:21:24 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 11, 2008, 12:32:20 AM

The game, it is mine!

Gamertag, in case you don't have it, is pr0ner.  With a zero, not an O.

Will be playing at 10, after the US Men's soccer match.

Done!

Enjoy the game!
1992  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 01:17:51 AM
If anyone wants to see me deliver a huge hit in the corner, go here.
http://www.easportsworld.com/en_US/video/556702

Here is a pretty shootout goal my teammate scored (unfortunately we ended up losing the game).
http://www.easportsworld.com/en_US/video/556760

The links should work, this is my first time trying out the video uploading feature.
1993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 11, 2008, 12:14:33 AM
Devil, KeySJU it's telling me your friends list is full so we can't be friends. frown
1994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 10, 2008, 11:54:03 PM
The following people will have friend requests shortly. I went through the thread and grabbed the gamertags I could find. If I missed you, let me know.

Devil
KeySJU
Knightsabre1
pingwrx (although I think you already added me)
KronovanX

I expect to see you all playing online very soon.  icon_twisted
1995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: September 10, 2008, 07:31:56 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 10, 2008, 06:40:29 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on September 10, 2008, 12:44:35 PM

When will Harmonix wake up and put some LIVE on RB.  Anything from Throwing Copper would be awesome.

i could use some live as well. and ffs put some collective soul out there too. I think HMX is moving away from cover DLC to full fledge masters. Will probably make getting some stuff hard :|

The World I Know would be a lot of fun.
1996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: An aging computer tempers your enthusiasm for PC gaming on: September 10, 2008, 05:19:10 PM
I was in the same situation a year ago. I added up the cost of stuff I would need to upgrade, looked at the 360, and said to hell with it and jumped to the Console world. I haven't looked back except for the occasional WoW session or the upcoming Starcraft 2.
1997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 10, 2008, 03:45:06 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 10, 2008, 03:19:13 PM

JayDee (or anyone else), can you tell if Drew Doughty, Thomas Hickey, or Colton Teubert (all D) are in the game at all?  Preferably they'd be on the Kings or affiliate roster, but even if they are on some international league, that'd cause me to get the game sooner rather than later.

Does the game have OHL, WHL, or CHL teams?

gellar

I'm at work now, but I can can check tonight when I get home. And as far as I can tell, unless they are hidden, there are no OHL/WHL/CHL teams. Only AHL, NHL, and Euro leagues.

EDIT: Although, don't get your hopes up. Luke Schenn (Leafs #1 pick this year) isn't on the AHL roster for the Marlies.
1998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] NHL 2K9 Impressions on: September 10, 2008, 03:03:21 PM
Thanks for sharing. I think the problem is that hockey doesn't really lend itself well to Wii motion controls. It's not like swinging a golf club or bat, or throwing a football.
1999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 10, 2008, 02:48:06 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 10, 2008, 02:27:03 PM

fye...Join Us.....

 nod

+1

I'm extremely excited about the online mode, and the more we can get to join our team, the better the experience.

Join us!
2000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 10, 2008, 02:26:29 PM

Quote from: fyedaddy on September 10, 2008, 01:57:57 PM

Quote from: JayDee on September 10, 2008, 04:26:49 AM

See you all on the ice.

Thank you for the great write up! You mentioned that the gameplay has slowed a little from last year's version. If you played 2K7 or 2K8, how does it compare to the 2K 360 offerings in that regard? Does this slower pace provide more of a simulation feel and less arcade (the demo was a TAD twitchy in spots for me but that improved a lot when I played on All-Star level)?

Devil and others should remember that I've been in the 2K camp but the robust feature set (namely Be A Pro and the online leagues) have me THIS close to switching this year.

The only experience I have with the 2K versions are the demos so I don't have much experience to compare (I've bought every EA NHL game since 1993, so I'm a bit of a fanboy I guess). From what I've played of the 2k demo, the gameplay of NHL 09 is FAR superior. But I may think this because I'm not used to 2K's style of hockey.

Either way, Be A Pro mode is more than enough reason to switch this year.
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