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1961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/8) on: September 08, 2008, 02:32:38 PM
My most anticipated game of each and every year, the newest NHL offering by EA Sports (currently being touted as "possibly one of the best sports games ever made" in IGN's review).

NHL '09 (360)
1962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: September 06, 2008, 02:40:35 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 06, 2008, 01:58:16 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on September 06, 2008, 01:47:04 AM

Quote from: Mithridates on September 05, 2008, 11:54:52 PM

Quote from: ChrisGrenard on September 05, 2008, 07:55:59 PM

Seriously, there must be another dozen Weezer songs to use, and they already got access to the new stuff!

I'd definately be in for some more Weezer.  There's a few more from the Red Album that'd be great or plenty to use from the older discs.

I think we have enough Weezer.  The songs are too simplistic and not fun to play.  6 songs is enough. 

I agree.  I'm sure there a hit at parties, but they don't get any of my single-player time.  Too damn boring.

Rock Band is a single player game?  icon_twisted
1963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 03, 2008, 11:55:01 PM
Finally got to play the 360 demo. One period is not enough time to get a full sense of the game, but beggars can't be choosers. First off, I'm forced to play as Detroit since Pittsburgh is the away team and they have inexplicably left out the option so that I can make the away team attack attack up and not down in the demo. I hate playing with the attacking zone at at the bottom.

There are some framerate issues during the cutscenes in between plays and during replays, but these are mostly minor.

The Be A Pro mode looks intriguing. I was sometimes confused as the camera switched directions on me unexpectedly, but overall it was a lot of fun.  The demo is set so there are no line changes so I'm curious as to how this is handled in the full version. I really hope I can watch the game from the bench when it's not my shift as skipping ahead to play only during your shift would ruin the immersion.

Aside from slowing the speed of the game down and adding a lift the stick button, the game play is practically unchanged from last year, which is probably a good thing. I haven't been able to figure out how to do a one-handed deke yet, but I'm sure the manual that comes with the full version will tell me if I don't figure it out in the next week.

Good fun, can't wait for the full game.
1964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: September 03, 2008, 07:39:32 PM

Quote from: rickfc on September 02, 2008, 08:42:21 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on September 02, 2008, 08:40:49 PM

Wait RB 2 is coming out this month? I thought it was October 16th?

For the PS3 and Wii.  Sept 15th(I may be off a day or so) for the 360

I'm seeing Sept. 14th, which is cool because it's a Sunday so I can stay home and rock out all day.
1965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 03, 2008, 02:09:36 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 03, 2008, 02:05:14 PM

One other thing I wanted to comment on, and that's the "Be A Player" mode.

In theory it seems really cool, but after using it, I think it may take a lot to get used to.

When being locked into one player, I was doing a lot of watching and while watching where the puck was, my player was drifting way out of position. It's a bit counter intuitive.

When actually playing real, live hockey and you're watching the play, you know exactly where you are, and should be, on the ice. When it's up on the screen, you need to watch both the play and the player you are controlling. Not as easy.

I know, old friend, Shifty used to play this way, but I'm wondering if anyone else has and how long the transition was to get comfortable?

Any thoughts?

All that being said, it's going to be fun to get a team going with you guys!



I would love to get involved in a GT team this year. I've been playing NHL video games since it was NHLPA '93 and I think I'm ready to make more of an online presence.
1966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 03, 2008, 02:07:15 PM

Quote from: Knightsabre on September 03, 2008, 01:41:23 PM

Quote from: JayDee on September 03, 2008, 01:24:26 PM

Release date was originally listed as Sept 9th. Now it's showing Sept. 11. Boooooo!
A delay???? That is the suck . . . well, at least its only 2 days.  I suppose I'll survive.

It's starting to get dangererously close to the RB2 release on the 14th. Possible conflict!!!
1967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 03, 2008, 01:24:26 PM
Release date was originally listed as Sept 9th. Now it's showing Sept. 11. Boooooo!
1968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: September 02, 2008, 02:02:16 PM
So, is the 360 demo coming out this week? I fired up NHL 08 for the first time this summer yesterday to get myself familiar with video game hockey again. Now I'm dying to try the new game.
1969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: August 28, 2008, 02:08:07 PM
My Hero!!!! Finally!

 drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool
1970  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passchendaele the movie. on: August 27, 2008, 02:56:34 PM
I was 'meh' on the film until I saw an interview with some of the filmmakers where they described how they created each battle scene to look exactly like the photos available from that time. Holding a photo next to a still shot of the movie shows just how successful they were. Definitely in.
1971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: July 18, 2008, 06:05:13 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 18, 2008, 06:03:42 PM

More DLC happyness

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64551

Nine Inch Nails 3-pack - $5.49 for the pack, $1.99 ea
“Burn”
“Capital G”
“Last”

Shinedown - $1.99 ea
“Devour”
“Junkies For Fame”


I'm not a Nine Inch Nails fan at all so this week is a pass for me, although it's big news for NIN fans so I'm happy for them.
1972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 07, 2008, 07:51:21 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 07, 2008, 04:44:33 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 07, 2008, 02:11:39 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 07, 2008, 02:03:40 PM

Like all rumors of this variety, there is roughly a 99.93% chance that the list is a fake typed up by some sweaty rock band nerd.

As long as that Jimmy Eat World song stays I'm in.


Wait, wait, wait...92 tracks listed and the one you're concerned about staying is Jimmy Eat World?!?

Priorities man, priorities!!   Tongue

What can I say, I'm a huge JEW fan. Just saw them in concert last week actually.
1973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 07, 2008, 02:11:39 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 07, 2008, 02:03:40 PM

Like all rumors of this variety, there is roughly a 99.93% chance that the list is a fake typed up by some sweaty rock band nerd.

As long as that Jimmy Eat World song stays I'm in.
1974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: rock band 2 announced! on: July 07, 2008, 01:53:28 PM
Some good song choices, but overall I'm underwhelmed and dissapointed. After hyping up their setlist during the RB2 announcement, if this is the best they can put out then that's very dissapointing.
1975  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Canada Day! on: July 01, 2008, 01:57:03 PM
Because I'm so patriotic I'm working today, by choice. Since I deal with mostly U.S. offices I'm trading this day for the 4th off so I can make it a long weekend.
1976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 27, 2008, 03:52:27 PM
I wonder what the DLC announcement is today. I've picked up four songs this week (3 Weezer and 1 Pixies). Of course, it wouldn't be a DLC prediction post from me without my whining about the lack of DLC from the 90's in the past weeks.

So, bring on the '90s!!!! (Hopefully)
1977  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's with all the Coldplay hate? on: June 20, 2008, 11:53:57 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 20, 2008, 07:30:42 PM

Quote from: LordMortis on June 20, 2008, 07:13:57 PM

I can sit there and have no idea what he singing but every once and while belt out "and it was all yellow" and then go back to having no idea but enjoying what he's saying while he's all howling like hounddog locked outside.

Another song of theirs has lyrics that say "shoot an apple off my head."  For the longest time I heard it as "shouldn't I pull off my head?"  My wife finds this endlessly amusing.

Up until this moment I thought your interpretation of the lyrics was correct.
1978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 20, 2008, 01:34:19 PM

Quote from: Brendan on June 18, 2008, 03:00:24 PM

Where's JayDee?

Coming sometime soon, the following Offspring songs:

“Come Out And Play [Keep ‘Em Separated]“
“Self Esteem“
“Gone Away“
“All I Want“
“Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)“
”The Kids Aren‘t Alright

 icon_biggrin

Thanks Brendan.
1979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's with all the Coldplay hate? on: June 20, 2008, 12:01:46 AM
I wonder how many people here professing their Coldplay hate have heard the new disc. It's very different from their previous stuff. I think it's fantastic. So much so that I've gone ahead and grabbed tickets to their show in July.
1980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OOTP 9 - Who's in? on: June 18, 2008, 03:46:03 PM
Just over 2 hours!!!!
1981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OOTP 9 - Who's in? on: June 18, 2008, 01:44:39 AM
Less than 24 hours away!!!!  drool drool

Now I just need to find a couple of leagues to join and I'm all set. B Dog, your league looks enticing.
1982  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 17, 2008, 07:00:02 PM
It's back.
1983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OOTP 9 - Who's in? on: June 17, 2008, 02:20:48 PM

Quote from: The Meal on June 17, 2008, 02:02:14 PM

The scouting system sounds pretty cool! drool drool

There's so much drooling going on that we're going to need a mop in here.
1984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 16, 2008, 05:42:38 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on June 14, 2008, 03:01:38 PM

Quote from: JayDee on June 04, 2008, 08:13:31 PM

Quote from: jersoc on June 04, 2008, 08:08:26 PM

coldplay is blah anyways. let them goto the milk franchise i say.

Oh how much I would pay to play "Yellow" on my plastic instruments!!

Do you have Guitar Hero 3?

http://www.gameshark.com/playstation-3/news/24130/Coldplay-Track-Pack-Coming-to-GH3.htm

Quote
Included in the song pack is the hit single "Violet Hill," from the band's highly anticipated new album, Viva la Vida, which is set for release on June 17, 2008. The pack also features Coldplay's first smash hit "Yellow" and the upbeat "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face" from the Grammy Award-winning album, A Rush of Blood to the Head.

The Coldplay track pack will be available on June 19th, 2008 for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 in the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just bought GH3 last week after I found it for $4.99 in the Used Games bin. I'm all over this!!!!!
1985  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CTRL-V Test procedures on: June 16, 2008, 05:41:02 PM
Looks like mine is a bunch of SSN's so I'd best not post them.
1986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OOTP 9 - Who's in? on: June 16, 2008, 05:28:45 PM

Quote from: Roscoe on June 16, 2008, 04:22:14 PM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on June 12, 2008, 04:42:11 PM

Just a bump to remind people that the release date is coming up!!!

This Wednesday (6/18) at approximately 2pm ET, according to this post.

The direct download link for PC is http://www.ootpdevfiles.com/ootp/ootp9setup.exe

The direct download link for Mac is http://www.ootpdevfiles.com/ootp/ootp9macinstall.zip

 drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool
1987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OOTP 9 - Who's in? on: June 16, 2008, 01:01:36 PM

Quote from: Asharak on June 16, 2008, 12:45:58 PM

For some actual content, there's a detailed writeup of the new scouting system in the latest newsletter.

- Ash

 drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool
1988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OOTP 9 - Who's in? on: June 16, 2008, 03:14:59 AM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on June 12, 2008, 04:42:11 PM

Just a bump to remind people that the release date is coming up!!!

 drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool
1989  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 14, 2008, 01:45:47 PM

Quote from: CSL on June 14, 2008, 10:00:19 AM

Quote from: Rip on June 14, 2008, 09:11:22 AM

I can only give away that this person doesn't reside in the United States. ninja2

I'm in charge of OO now? Cause if I am I'd like to know, so you know I can do more in one hour than everyone else has done in two months,

I, and I suspect many others, don't particularly give a damn about the backlog of other OO posts that existed before the crash by now - I think we just want an OO forum back. Even then a useful backup of the previous OO could be made in due time. Really, what's the goddamn delay? I know it doesn't take this fucking long to get a simple forum together, though maybe it does if you're relying on Rip.

1990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 12, 2008, 03:01:44 PM
I don't think it'll be this week. Apparently those songs are still in testing. So the good news is that they're coming eventually, but likely not in the immediate future.
1991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dion Phaneuf Named NHL 2009 Cover Athlete on: June 10, 2008, 03:15:21 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 10, 2008, 02:44:40 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on June 10, 2008, 01:38:57 PM

Not to get too far off topic, but this is the NHL's problem in the US.  Instead of having Sydney Crosby on the cover of NHL 09 they have a guy 99% of people in the United States have never heard of.  Instead of the games being on ESPN, they are on Versus, which I didn't even know I had until a few weeks ago.  Their most entertaining game of the year ended on a Tuesday night at 1:20am in the morning.  Instead of the MVP trophy being called the "MVP Trophy" it's called something that I cannot even remember.  I consider myself an avid sports fan, but i didn't even know the Stanley Cup Finals were going on until after game 2 was over.

I want to like hockey, but it seems like the NHL won't let me.
 

As much as I like Phaneuf, if EA is going to put a Flame on the cover it really should be Jarome Iginla. In regards to EA not choosing a player that's recognizable to US hockey fans, have you checked the sales of the NHL series in the US? It never even cracks the NPD top 10 during it release month, whereas in Canada it usually has sales in the range of 50-70K. Based upon the smaller size of the population in Canada that would equate to sales of about 550 - 800K in the US! While I'll admit the choice of Phaneuf is even a bit of a surprise to me, he is fairly well known in Canada. Personally, I think the lack of popularity of hockey in the US has very little to do with who EA puts on the cover of a video game and what name the NHL gives a trophy. I do agree that ESPN not providing coverage is a major part of the problem.

Iginla has already been on the cover of an NHL game. I want to say 2001, but I'm not sure exactly which year.
1992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen... on: June 10, 2008, 03:38:36 AM
Meh. The first movie wasn't very good. The whole reason to watch that movie is to see giant robots smack each other around, and I didn't see any of that. I saw plenty of quick-cutting closeups of what appeared to be robots, but that's about it. The plot wasn't much better. It wasn't unwatchable but it was pretty close.
1993  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Canada losing its "second national anthem"? UPDATED-Not lost, but almost as on: June 10, 2008, 03:28:46 AM

Quote from: tjg_marantz on June 10, 2008, 03:21:28 AM

Don't blame CTV, blame CBC squarely, bunch of fucktards.

As for Stompin' Tom as the intro... marvelous idea. Just like MNF, have him sing it and all that stuff.

Fuck you CBC

But CBC offered "high six figures". I really don't know the full story yet, but if they made a legit offer and CTV blindsided them by making an outrageous offer of their own then you can't blame CBC fully. I can't comment too much until I know the full story, but I have to question why CTV bid in the first place. Yes, I know the business world is harsh and cruel, but do they really think they are going to get a positive reaction by taking away the iconic theme to the longest running program in Canadian television? I'd much prefer the theme to not be used at all rather than having CTV/TSN get their grubby hands all over it. Leave my hockey alone, thanks.

EDIT: A post from another hockey forum puts another twist on it.

"How about booing Dolores Claman and her lawyer for selling out? CBC are not the only ones who disrespected the tradition. I can't help but think that Claman and John Ciccone were negotiating with CTV this whole time and that's the reason they turned down the 6-figure offer. They knew they could get a better deal elsewhere and in the meantime, screwed a Saturday night tradition."
1994  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Canada losing its "second national anthem"? on: June 10, 2008, 03:24:11 AM

Quote from: walie on June 10, 2008, 03:17:36 AM

Quote from: JayDee on June 10, 2008, 03:14:06 AM

Quote from: Jiffy on June 10, 2008, 03:08:12 AM

Quote from: JayDee on June 10, 2008, 02:40:31 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 10, 2008, 02:19:48 AM

They just announced that CTV bought the rights and that they'll be using it on TSN and the Vancouver Olympics.

Booooo. CTV is claiming that they "saved" the song for Canadian hockey fans. Given a bit more time I'm sure the CBC would have reached a deal with the rights holders. I'm upset that CBC let it get this far, but I'm even angrier at CTV for putting the nail in the coffin. Hockey Night in Canada will never be the same. I don't know why this news affected me so much, but for some inexplicable reason, I'm saddened by this news.

I think I may have found something else to do on Wednesday night rather than watch TSN's Wednesday Night Hockey. Blech.

I agree. I heard this and was annoyed to no end at CTV. Why even do it? Do they honestly think they will gain much of anything out of having a 1-2 minute tune to play at the start of their game? I wonder how much they paid, CBC apparently offered 'high six figures' for it, and was turned down. I'm not going to tune in to CTV/TSN simply because they have the song now. The song *is* part of Saturday night hockey on CBC to me, but it only is the first minute of it. I'll still tune in most Saturdays to watch the CBC games, and continue to ignore most of the TSN games.

I always found TSN's broadcasts to be annoying anyways. Their panel of analysts is terrible and they have Pierre McGuire.  I'm not going to kid myself and say that I'm going to boycott all of their broadcasts, but in my own defiant way, I may find myself muting the intro if I happen to tune in early. Heck, I might just play the .mp3 myself before a Saturday game starts.

They got a MONSTER intro now.  Plus it was getting annoying watching McGuire having an orgasm everytime Paneuf did something


On a related note, Stompin' Tim Connors says he would be open to having the Hockey Song used as HNIC's new intro

I noticed this is your first post. Welcome!
1995  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Canada losing its "second national anthem"? on: June 10, 2008, 03:14:06 AM

Quote from: Jiffy on June 10, 2008, 03:08:12 AM

Quote from: JayDee on June 10, 2008, 02:40:31 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 10, 2008, 02:19:48 AM

They just announced that CTV bought the rights and that they'll be using it on TSN and the Vancouver Olympics.

Booooo. CTV is claiming that they "saved" the song for Canadian hockey fans. Given a bit more time I'm sure the CBC would have reached a deal with the rights holders. I'm upset that CBC let it get this far, but I'm even angrier at CTV for putting the nail in the coffin. Hockey Night in Canada will never be the same. I don't know why this news affected me so much, but for some inexplicable reason, I'm saddened by this news.

I think I may have found something else to do on Wednesday night rather than watch TSN's Wednesday Night Hockey. Blech.

I agree. I heard this and was annoyed to no end at CTV. Why even do it? Do they honestly think they will gain much of anything out of having a 1-2 minute tune to play at the start of their game? I wonder how much they paid, CBC apparently offered 'high six figures' for it, and was turned down. I'm not going to tune in to CTV/TSN simply because they have the song now. The song *is* part of Saturday night hockey on CBC to me, but it only is the first minute of it. I'll still tune in most Saturdays to watch the CBC games, and continue to ignore most of the TSN games.

I always found TSN's broadcasts to be annoying anyways. Their panel of analysts is terrible and they have Pierre McGuire.  I'm not going to kid myself and say that I'm going to boycott all of their broadcasts, but in my own defiant way, I may find myself muting the intro if I happen to tune in early. Heck, I might just play the .mp3 myself before a Saturday game starts.
1996  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Canada losing its "second national anthem"? on: June 10, 2008, 02:40:31 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 10, 2008, 02:19:48 AM

They just announced that CTV bought the rights and that they'll be using it on TSN and the Vancouver Olympics.

Booooo. CTV is claiming that they "saved" the song for Canadian hockey fans. Given a bit more time I'm sure the CBC would have reached a deal with the rights holders. I'm upset that CBC let it get this far, but I'm even angrier at CTV for putting the nail in the coffin. Hockey Night in Canada will never be the same. I don't know why this news affected me so much, but for some inexplicable reason, I'm saddened by this news.

I think I may have found something else to do on Wednesday night rather than watch TSN's Wednesday Night Hockey. Blech.
1997  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SE Michigan storm on: June 09, 2008, 01:30:32 PM

Quote from: Jiffy on June 08, 2008, 10:15:40 PM

That storm just rolled through Sarnia. Incredible to watch (from the safety of my apartment). A LOT of lightning and sheets of rain. It has knocked the power out for going on 15 minutes now. Just when I was cooking dinner too!

How are you online?  eek
1998  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does the population get more negative every day? on: June 06, 2008, 10:52:12 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on June 06, 2008, 10:03:16 PM

Or am I just becoming more cynical? frown

If something's not "good enough" for someone, why be mad? Rock band songs aren't your cup of tea? Don't buy them. Subway out of italian herbs and cheese bread? Get white.

I've dealt with several pissed off people today - I'm not at liberty to discuss - and the above is just a few examples of the pettiness I've been seeing.

Since I posted the 'Epic Fail' in the Rock Band forum I'm assuming you're referring to me. I'm not pissed off about it. Now, if my Subway ran out of Herb and Cheese bread, I may break something. No sub is the same without Italian Herb and Cheese.
1999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 06, 2008, 10:50:26 PM

Quote from: Brendan on June 06, 2008, 08:33:16 PM

Quote from: JayDee on June 06, 2008, 07:21:53 PM

Pass on all four. The 90's get neglected again.

Is it possible to just link back to your previous complaints on this topic?  That'd be more expedient than authoring a new one each week.   icon_confused

I'm probably in for one or two of these, depending on whether a couple of youtube listens catch me.  Love the 80 point pricing, of course.

Nah. Every week is a new disappointment so it deserves a new post. icon_biggrin
My apologies if this is affecting your personal enjoyment of the forums.
2000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 06, 2008, 07:21:53 PM
Epic Fail!

Pass on all four. The 90's get neglected again.
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