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1961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 02:32:48 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 22, 2008, 02:15:39 PM

Quote from: raydude on October 22, 2008, 02:09:45 PM

Quote from: JayDee on October 22, 2008, 02:04:16 PM

But to say that RB2 will have over 100 songs, make a huge deal about the 20 free songs (ie: include it on the game box as a "feature"), say initially that they are the songs that couldn't be finished in time for the disc's release

But the 20 songs ARE free. And they weren't in the game in time for release. What part of the advertising isn't true?


Exactly.  Anyone's perception that these would be super quality songs was false.  Harmonix delivered what they said they would.....20 free songs.  Again, I don't know how you read something that says 20 free songs and then go, "OMG!!!  We're getting Led Zeppelin and The Beatles."  (Please note, I know you didn't think these specifically, but I am illustrating how I can make the same illogical leap.)

I understand what you're saying completely, but I think you're misunderstanding the other side of it. Technically these songs aren't "free". If we are to believe HMX, they were supposed to be in the game but weren't finished in time for release. So when I dropped $60 for this game I was, in a way, paying for all 102 songs. So for them to release unkown (I haven't heard them so I can't comment on their quality) is misleading, and disappointing. I essentially payed for 80% of the full setlist and the other 20% has very little interest to me. Was I expecting the Beatles and Led Zeppelin? No, of course not. Was I expecting to recognize at least a handful of those songs. Absolutely.
1962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 02:04:16 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 22, 2008, 02:29:41 AM

Quoted from the RB2 box:

"Rock Band Soundtrack includes over 100 songs."

I think Harmonix have fostered more ill will against them by announcing 20 bonus songs on the box and delivering 20 stinkers than they would have if they would not have even bothered.  Would less people have bought the game if the 20 bonus song bullet point weren't there?  It seems like a ploy to say that they have more included songs than GHWT to me.

If the box said 82 songs and then they make a surprise announcement of 20 free songs out of the blue people would have been happy with no names.  It's all about perception.



Exactly. Perception is everything. This would have been seen in a more positive light if they shipped with 82 songs, made no mention on the packaging about 20 FREE SONGS and then released these songs unexpectedly. But to say that RB2 will have over 100 songs, make a huge deal about the 20 free songs (ie: include it on the game box as a "feature"), say initially that they are the songs that couldn't be finished in time for the disc's release, and then make them a batch of songs almost no one has heard of is dissapointing. Rightly or wrongly the community is ticked off and that's not something you want happening when your biggest rival is launching their game very soon.
1963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 22, 2008, 01:06:21 AM

Quote from: The Grue on October 22, 2008, 12:57:04 AM

Not sure why anyone thought any of the songs would be top tier.  I always viewed this as the replacement for the lack of a large amount of "bonus" content.  Nobody should be surprised.

Because they were initially described as being songs that HMX did not have time to finish before the release of the disc. This lead people to believe (me included) that they would be a mix of unknown and known songs, similar to the mix you find on the game disc. I'm a little disappointed and I may not even bother going online and punching in my code unless something from that lists really jumps out at me on YouTube. I'm not going to clog up my 360's hard drive just because they're free.
1964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero World Tour - Reviews? - New Videos on: October 19, 2008, 04:16:42 AM
Well those videos officially killed any interest I had in picking up the disc version. Those note charts look un-fun. Comparing Eye of Tiger's GH chart against the RB chart shows how different both games are in terms of charting.

Hotel California was a song I was especially interested in, mostly because I wanted to rock out to the awesome solo. But after seeing how overcharted and nonsensical the solo is, I have no interest in playing it.
1965  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest music video you've ever seen? on: October 18, 2008, 05:36:34 AM
This is not the saddest video, nor an example of great music, but when this song came on the radio for the first time the lyrics really hit home. I'm in my mid-twenties, newly married (1 year), and many of my friends are getting married and settling down and this song made me a little nostalgic for the older, simpler times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYx8dPFR588
1966  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktizop on: October 18, 2008, 04:43:29 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on October 17, 2008, 09:10:17 PM

I'm feeling pretty shitty so I thought random desktop pictures would do something.

Meh




Me. Want.  drool
1967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 17, 2008, 06:44:48 PM
So we now have 9 of the 12 Nevermind songs, but argubably the three most popular songs are nowhere to be found. That seems.....odd.
1968  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help settle an argument (Americans only!) on: October 16, 2008, 11:05:58 PM
The most common phrase I hear is 'hammered', as in "I didn't even know it was in her butt because I was so hammered!".
1969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: October 16, 2008, 02:39:17 PM
I actually prefer to be on the 2nd line as my linemates there actually score and I can get assists (I'm a playmaker). When I get promoted to the first line I usually spend three games setting up my linemates, just to watch them put the puck in the goalie's chest every time. Then the coach demotes me, I go on a point-per-game streak for a few games, get promoted, and the cycle continues.
1970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 10, 2008, 06:59:29 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 10, 2008, 06:53:25 PM

Quote from: JayDee on October 10, 2008, 06:49:00 PM

After a huge flurry of activity last week where I picked up six songs and used up all of my MSP going back and grabbing others that I missed the first time, I'm grateful it's the Crue this week as I have less than zero interest in picking up any of these. It'll give me time to enjoy what I already have.

Not even Kickstart my Heart??!!!



That's ridiculous!   icon_biggrin

I was born in 1982. The '80's hair band phenomenon is lost on me. I saw everyone get excited about Kickstart My Heart and I Youtube'd it since I had never heard of it. Wasn't impressed. It doesn't mean that I think it's a bad song, I just can't get into that type of music. Maybe it's one of those things you had to experience at the time to appreciate.

I'm glad a lot of other people are excited about it though. Variety is always good. I'm waiting for the Foo Fighters album since I was in high school when that came out and it rocked my world. I'm sure there are people that have no interest in picking it up. Can't please everyone all at once.

Strange thing is that I picked up All Right Now last week as I recognized that song, even though it was from before my time. So I'm all over the place.

Now, back to my Offspring pack.
1971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: October 10, 2008, 06:49:00 PM
After a huge flurry of activity last week where I picked up six songs and used up all of my MSP going back and grabbing others that I missed the first time, I'm grateful it's the Crue this week as I have less than zero interest in picking up any of these. It'll give me time to enjoy what I already have.
1972  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Prison Break - Fall 2008's Best Unwatched show? on: October 09, 2008, 02:32:03 PM
I like this season a lot. I didn't think I would, but the writers somehow were able to keep the show fresh. Originally the show was fully written for two seasons. The last season of Season 2 where they were about to escape on the boat was supposed to be the final scene of the series. But the ratings were so high that Fox wanted them back, so changed the final scene to include the murder of the evil asian guy so Michael would have to go back to prison.

I would be fine with the show ending after this season. It's been a great ride, but they can only run for so long.
1973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL '09 Talk on: October 09, 2008, 02:25:09 PM
kronavan, I sent you an invite to the GT Dragons. If there is anyone else I missed, please let me know.

Hopefully we can start getting a few games in soon.
1974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's October 2008: What's your GOTY so far? on: October 09, 2008, 01:17:18 AM
1. NHL 09 - maybe one of the best games I've played, ever?

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2. Rock Band 2

3. GTA IV
1975  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Misunderstanding on: October 02, 2008, 08:25:38 PM
A man is walking through the supermarket when he notices an attractive woman waving at him. He walk's over and she says 'hello'. He's rather taken aback, because he can't place where he knows her from. So, he says, "Do you know me?", to which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids." Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife, and says "Are you the stripper from that batchelor party that I made love to on the pool table while all my buddies watched and your partner whipped my ass with wet celery?"

She looks into his eyes and says calmly....

"No, I'm your son's teacher".
1976  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to the Future... 2, or 3? on: October 02, 2008, 02:10:10 PM
I loved #2 much better than #3 despite the fact that the sequel had a glaring plot hole big enough to drive a Delorean through. I can't remember the specifics, but something about how Biff should have ended up in the alternate 1985 when time travelling to hand-off the sports book, rather than the original one.
1977  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Don't know what to do about my tonsils... on: October 01, 2008, 05:59:28 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 01, 2008, 05:51:15 PM

Well, advocacy paperwork is sent off and I have a surgery date - October 24th.  I have training for the next two weeks, so I didn't want to interrupt that.  I'll go in at 6:00am on that Friday and try to rest over the weekend, possibly taking Monday as well.  Should be g2g after that.  I can't wait any longer than that I think.  This hurts and it's starting to constrict and affect my voice. 

Are you only giving yourself three days (Sat, Sun, Mon) to recover from tonsil surgery? I was out for a week as a kid and I've heard it's harder on adults. You may want to book more vacation.
1978  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Don't know what to do about my tonsils... on: October 01, 2008, 03:44:27 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 01, 2008, 03:31:04 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2008, 03:25:08 PM

In KDs situation? 4-10 hours (worst case) for ER/admission. This thread is what, 2 days old? He's been suffering for the last month.

Sure, if you're getting a hip or knee replacement you might be waiting for a bit. Something about doctors leaving the country to go work in the states in private practice.

Yeah but how *good* is the Dr who would be cutting on him?  All the good ones leave to get paid, yo slywink.

gellar

The doctor that did my wife's heart surgery actually came from the U.S. to Canada because as he put it, he was "tired of dealing with the financial aspect of doing surgeries." He just wanted to research and cut people up. He is also one of the best heart surgeons around and is known internationally. It's rare, but it does happen.

Oh, and the wait time for this "elective" surgery (she could have lived with the issue for a few years, so it wasn't "urgent")? Two weeks from the time she gave her "ok, let's do this."

Cost? $0

Our health care system may have its problems, but I'll take it over the U.S. system any day of the week.

But anyway, this thread is heading in a direction that KD didn't intend.
1979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Don't know what to do about my tonsils... on: October 01, 2008, 01:31:25 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 30, 2008, 02:45:07 PM

I personally wouldn't want my tonsils out. They've done an excellent job stopping some nasty infections from going any further. Can your doctor explain why your tonsils aren't getting better? Antibiotics will destroy good and bad alike, so perhaps this is viral and the medication is hampering your bodies ability to heal? Is there any chance of cancer or other factor that could explain this behaviour? (remove the U to read that south of the border).

When I was a kid I was always getting sore throats. I had one stretch where I had three sore throats over the course of two months. I was getting over 5 sore throats a year. My tonsils were removed when I was 8 years old. Since then I have had zero throat infections. Zero. I also average about one cold a year. I'm assuming that my tonsils were defective and useless.
1980  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!
1981  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
1982  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.
1983  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.
1984  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.
1985  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.
1986  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?
1987  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.
1988  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.
1989  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.
1990  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.
1991  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.
1992  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.
1993  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.
1994  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.
1995  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?
1996  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.
1997  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.
1998  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.
1999  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.
2000  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.
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