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11161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 28, 2008, 04:25:14 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on February 27, 2008, 09:25:02 PM

I finally picked this up after playing it a few times at a friend's house.  All I can say is that hard mode on Rock Band is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more fun than hard mode on GH3!

Yep and way more fun than GH2, imo.
11162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DualShock 3 controllers on: February 28, 2008, 04:17:23 PM
I got my DS3 that I ordered on eBay yesterday and it's nice.  Much more weight to it.  I thought my original controller was empty inside at first.  Nice surprise to find that it works with Pixel Junk Monsters.
11163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Home Integration detailed on: February 28, 2008, 03:39:35 PM
Woo, I just so happen to have 2/3 of those games.
11164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PS3 Availability on: February 27, 2008, 08:15:51 PM
Pfft Uncharted was worth the price of admission, imo.
11165  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: DEEP RED PSP Kratos Bundle! on: February 27, 2008, 07:21:51 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 27, 2008, 07:21:27 PM

ATB, aren't you thowing out a wee bit too much personal info onto teh intarwebs?

QFT
11166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Dyatlov Pass Incident on: February 27, 2008, 05:36:59 PM
Updated with a new link to try.  They're on to me!!


EDIT:  Weird the st pete's times article link doesn't work from the sfgate article either.  Mother Russia doesn't want us to know!
11167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Dyatlov Pass Incident on: February 27, 2008, 05:30:53 PM
This is a neat read that was in the local paper today.  It's from a mysterious event that occurred in Russia in the 50s and was never properly solved.

Try this link:

http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/morford/

should only work for a day or so and then I'll see if it can be updated.  This is the OG article from sfgate.com where I found the link the the st pete's times article
11168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 27, 2008, 04:13:45 PM
Yeah I always have the pedal down when I'm drumming.  It helps even us noobs on Easy!
11169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: February 27, 2008, 04:12:31 PM
I thought MGS1 was amazing.  2 was horrible and that's the last one I played.  I'm excited about this one though.
11170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: February 26, 2008, 09:07:13 PM
Well if I didn't just buy a PS3 I would for sure get this bundle.  I think it's a nice package for those waiting to come on board.  It's not so good though that it makes me regret getting a system now, instead of waiting until June, which is quite a bit of game time away!
11171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date on: February 26, 2008, 08:00:39 PM
The PS3 bundle is official.  $499

http://prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-26-2008/0004762983&EDATE=
11172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DualShock 3 controllers on: February 26, 2008, 06:16:27 PM
Also according to Kotaku, DS3 priced, dated in US:

April 15th for $54.99
11173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MGS4 Release Date....It's Today!! on: February 26, 2008, 05:41:59 PM
According to a Kotaku article, it's June 12th

http://kotaku.com/360906/metal-gear-solid-4-finally-has-a-release-date

Also word of an new PS3 bundle 80 GB with DS3 and MSG4 in-box.
11174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Facial Hair on: February 26, 2008, 05:11:25 PM
I grew a beard about a year ago and I like it.  I keep it clean though, no ZZ-Top.  Part of it was because I got tired of shaving.  Part of it was because I want to be King Leonidas.
11175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Things I've noticed now that I have a 360 and a PS3. on: February 26, 2008, 04:51:10 PM
Ah ok thanks, I was worried that it broke and I couldn't get my black screen back.
11176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Lair available to purchase...today? on: February 26, 2008, 04:34:22 PM
Analog controls patch supposedly avail in March.  I may have to pick this up!

http://www.thebitbag.com/2008/02/23/lair-analog-controls-confirmed-for-march/
11177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Are game controllers too complicated? on: February 26, 2008, 04:08:47 PM
I saw this article at Kotaku and it got me thinking:

http://kotaku.com/360832/harrison-molyneux-agree-+-controllers-are-too-complicated

I can see where people are coming from, but if future consoles go the way of the Wii and their Wii-mote, I'm not going to be a happy gamer.  Do you guys think that game controllers are getting too complicated?  Do you think the industry is going to change to more basic controls in the next round?
11178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hasbro - Universal Pictures deal on: February 26, 2008, 03:00:46 PM
After being skeptical of Transformers and having that movie rock my socks off, I am eagerly anticipating GI Joe the movie.  And if it sucks, I'll just remember Cobra-la and the original GI Joe movie and still be happy.
11179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Things I've noticed now that I have a 360 and a PS3. on: February 26, 2008, 02:50:08 PM
Hey guys, if you leave your theme and color as original, is it supposed to change colors on you at random?
11180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 26, 2008, 02:46:58 PM
Hmm that sucks to hear.  I do enjoy drumming, so I'll be picking these up any way.  More load times, inc!
11181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EA offering up 2 BILLION for Take-Two ? on: February 25, 2008, 06:38:50 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 25, 2008, 06:26:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 25, 2008, 05:44:53 PM


Have you seen their stocks today? Up 50%.  I could give a shit less what the experts say - that stock bump is probably the more telling factor.

Doesn't it have to do that though.  EA offered them a premium of like $10 a share.  If the market keeps trading at $17 and EA is offering $26, then people can make a fortune off the deal.  This way, the gain is only pennies.  At least, that's how I always figured it.
11182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 25, 2008, 05:36:28 PM
Chaz, I heard this on the radio this morning and I remembered it from the 90s!  Would be fun for Rock Band.

EDIT: It's Bluster by Salt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPm6f6Leq9s
11183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Club. Anyone grab it? on: February 25, 2008, 05:00:47 PM
Demo totally turned me off on this one.  No purchase for me.
11184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Newsflash] Fat Americans use TV to tell them when to stop eating on: February 25, 2008, 04:49:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 25, 2008, 04:47:23 PM

Gellar is (supposedly) AZN. THEY DO NOT GAIN TEH WAIT!

(He's also supposedly a good dresser but photographic evidence proves he is not).

Dude - sumo wrestlers!!
11185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Newsflash] Fat Americans use TV to tell them when to stop eating on: February 25, 2008, 04:39:43 PM
Gellar I am 6 mos into 30 and it's changed man.  I used to be able to eat steaks at midnight and lose weight.  Go boozing for days on end and it was like metabolism fuel.  I'm still healthy weight, 6-2, ~180, but man it's really a shock when you have to go to the gym just to maintain because the pounds don't just drop off from doing nothing.
11186  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / 360 HD-DVD player $49.99 at Bestbuy on: February 25, 2008, 04:20:31 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8132095&st=xbox+hd&lp=3&type=product&cp=1&id=1158321865239

Yeah I know.   Some people might still want one.
11187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EA offering up 2 BILLION for Take-Two ? on: February 25, 2008, 03:37:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 25, 2008, 03:36:59 PM

WEll according to a podcast I heard recently, Madden sales for 2007 (or 8 whichever one came out most recently) were far lower than previous years. Perhaps they want to gobble up new talent to buttress that brand?

Not like they have any competition anyway...
11188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 25, 2008, 03:17:11 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 25, 2008, 03:16:21 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 25, 2008, 03:12:38 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 25, 2008, 03:08:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 25, 2008, 02:55:53 PM

Also, is there some trick for quickly going to the DLC songs, other than scrolling down to the bottom?

Only download songs from the 60s and 70s, then sort the list by decade. slywink

When I want to play something I've just downloaded I usually just sort by artist or song title and find it that way.  The little DLC icon makes them easier to spot.

Ah, I guess my prob is that I always play songs from within Career mode, I barely ever use quickplay.

I never use quickplay, I'm usually in Band World Tour or in Solo Career.  I guess I assumed we were talking about BWT.

Hmm, I guess I've never tried to sort in BWT.  I always just scroll down.  Well that is good to know, I'll try that out later.
11189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 25, 2008, 03:12:38 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 25, 2008, 03:08:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 25, 2008, 02:55:53 PM

Also, is there some trick for quickly going to the DLC songs, other than scrolling down to the bottom?

Only download songs from the 60s and 70s, then sort the list by decade. slywink

When I want to play something I've just downloaded I usually just sort by artist or song title and find it that way.  The little DLC icon makes them easier to spot.

Ah, I guess my prob is that I always play songs from within Career mode, I barely ever use quickplay.
11190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/25) on: February 25, 2008, 03:03:51 PM
I'll get the NIN pack for RB.
11191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Things I've noticed now that I have a 360 and a PS3. on: February 25, 2008, 03:02:43 PM
Hey, I just got a PS3 last week too!  It now joins my 360 for next gen goodness at my place!!

I think you nailed all of the points I thought as well.  Actually, it's kind of weird how similar my feelings are between them both o_0   

Target had that sale where you get a $40 gc with the purchase of a 40GB PS3 and they had Resistance on sale for $40, so I picked both of them up.

(not to derail too much, but some more impressions)

- Uncharted is AMAZING.  Same feelings I got from Gears of War as in, "Wow, this is truly a next-gen game."  I'm totally loving this one.

- Resistance seems bland so far, I've read a lot here about how it takes a bit to pick up.  You can definitely tell it's a launch title.

- I downloaded (bought) Pixel Junk Monsters (which is basically Warcraft 3 Tower Defense) but it was well done and I wanted to support it.

- I also downloaded the demo for Ratchet and Clank and I don't understand what all the praise was for.  The demo seemed pretty blah to me.  Is it a bad representation of the full game?  Also what's up with not being able to invert the aiming.  Hopefully that's demo only.

So yeah, the PS3 is gonna be my multi-media device, while the Xbox 360 will be my platform of choice for multi-platform games.  I'm happy to now be able to enjoy exclusives on both platforms.
11192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 25, 2008, 02:55:53 PM
Also, is there some trick for quickly going to the DLC songs, other than scrolling down to the bottom?

EDIT: I also found that loading a profile takes a long time now.  Is that something that can be optimized at some point?  We're only a couple months into DLC and I know I'll be buying more.
11193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 24, 2008, 05:58:34 PM
I just finished the solo tour for drums on Easy and man oh man, what fun.  The set list was short though, I guess the higher levels have more to the set list.  Not to mention the 700 MB of DLC I bought slywink 

I didn't think that another instrument would be as fun as the guitar, but I am a total drum convert now....what a blast.  Bravo Harmonix!!

11194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 23, 2008, 10:28:35 PM
Great beard of Zeus is drumming Metallica songs fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
11195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console Games You Were Surprised You Loved on: February 23, 2008, 10:28:10 PM
COD4.  I wasn't even going to buy this until the forum effect.  Man what a sweet SP and MP game that was.

GH/RB - I had never tried them until GH3.  I was instantly hooked on my first song on easy. 
11196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 23, 2008, 05:51:32 PM
Looks like the stand alone Les Paul is gonna be avail in March also:

http://www.primotechnology.com/2008/01/31/guitar-hero-3-standalone-guitars-priced-dated-pictured/
11197  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Dead Rising in brand new condition for sale or trade on: February 23, 2008, 02:16:14 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 23, 2008, 01:11:58 PM

Quote from: mikeg on February 23, 2008, 01:11:01 PM

gotta go with the auger.  Nothing in gaming like seeing some fat old grandmother spinning at 300rpm's and mowing down other zombies with her slowly shredding torso.

Did I say that?!  Man, that's just wrong.

Wait. Where does one get the auger?  The hardware store? I've never used it...

Yeah....when your 360 comes back, go straight there and see this in action!
11198  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Dead Rising in brand new condition for sale or trade on: February 23, 2008, 05:28:33 AM
Only thing better than the post-hole auger is the lawn mower!!!
11199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 23, 2008, 12:03:04 AM
OK guys, I just got my RMA drums and it's NIGHT AND DAY.  Notes are hitting like I expected them to.  Now this is what I'm talking about...fun times drummin'!!!!!    icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin
11200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 22, 2008, 09:35:41 PM
For guitar you can trigger star power at any time by tilting the guitar upright, provided you have enough energy to trigger. 
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