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11281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Edition on: February 16, 2008, 05:57:00 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 16, 2008, 01:09:25 PM

i am not very good at guitar hero...but,i am a big fan of Aerosmith,went to see them here in manchester,UK in 1997(just before 'dont wanna miss a thing' was released i think),i have most of their stuff(one or two compilations havent made it into my collection,because i had all the songs)...so i will prolly pick this up...be good to see which version of 'walk this way' will be used...Aerosmiths?,or Aerosmiths with Run DMC?..or maybe both,they both have the cool guitar riff

...still,i hope they have an 'easy' setting,so i can at least see/hear/play the  majority of the songs..the easy setting would be for people like me,Aerosmith fans,but not so much Guitar hero fans,LOL

GH games are more for the casual crowd I think than the ubers who make the youtube vids.  There will definitely be an Easy setting.
11282  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Edition on: February 16, 2008, 05:56:23 PM
Maybe Neversoft is learning better note charts.  Dream On was fun to play even on Hard mode and it was not too difficult.  I got 5 stars and I think I've only done that with a handful of songs in GH3 on Hard.
11283  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 16, 2008, 05:55:21 PM

Quote from: jersoc on February 16, 2008, 08:15:35 AM

Do you have Rhythm? hehe. But seriously, you could try breaking the songs down in chunk. I never count or anything in these songs, I go solely by muscle memory. But i hear this helps people out. is it offbeat kick pedal notes? I find myself wondering what's up until I noticed that im hitting the kick pedal at the wrong time. The timing window is no more harsh than that of the guitar.

Well I am a 30 y.o. white guy, so as much rythmn as my body can carry.  But seriously, easy is really easy, even if you've never played drums.  I don't feel like I cannot keep up with what the notes are, it's like I hit the pad but the game registers a miss.
11284  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 16, 2008, 06:53:13 AM
After playing with the drums for about 3 hours tonight, I am frustrated to all end.  I messed with calibrating for quite a bit tonight in hopes it would help out, but the damn drums are punishing.  There's barely a millisecond sweet spot to hit the note and the dual notes are ridiculous in their leeway for hitting them on time.  There was at least 5 times in each song I wanted to snap my drumsticks in half wondering how that note did not register.
11285  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 16, 2008, 02:33:57 AM
According to Joystiq, here's next week's DLC because of the Monday Holiday....3 buys for me!!!!

Individual Songs

    * Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots (160 MS points/ $2)
    * El Scorcho - Weezer (160 MS points/ $2)
    * Why Do You Love Me - Garbage (160 MS Points / $2)
11286  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 15, 2008, 11:01:22 PM
How hard do I need to his the drums to get them to register?  Are you guys smackin gthe crap out of them or tapping, or..?


EDIT:  Ok it looks like the drums are hitting properly, so that means I'm just drum stoopid.  Any one have a suggestion for where I can read a good drum tutorial?  The in-game stuff was not helpful.
11287  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [NPD] January Sales Figures on: February 15, 2008, 06:19:59 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 15, 2008, 06:17:33 PM

Do you think the PS3 ourselling the 360 had anything to do with the 1st party or 3rd party exclusives?  It definitely did not.


I think it was Blu-Ray.

If I get a BR player, you can be sure it'll also be a PS3, so that I can also play the exclusive game on it.

Also, ATB your avatars scare me.
11288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game over? Netflix goes Blu-Ray Exclusive (Walmart Too) on: February 15, 2008, 05:50:56 PM
Of all the signs, I'd say that Walmart one is the most telling.  Get me a BR player, STAT!
11289  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Edition on: February 15, 2008, 05:20:07 PM
You know, if Neversoft is doing this Aerosmith game and GHIV, does that mean IV is automatically at a disadvantage?
11290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones trailer on: February 15, 2008, 05:08:27 PM
Pfft W95, this movie will rule!
11291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jumper looks.....so dumb. on: February 15, 2008, 04:38:21 PM
I liked Deep Blue Sea!
11292  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Edition on: February 15, 2008, 04:19:39 PM
Not my favorite choice of band, but Aerosmith has some fun songs and I'm totally hooked on these guitar games, so I'm sure I will get it.

And the GH series isn't going anywhere.  What are you guys going to do if Neversoft learns form the critique and releases a game you all liked as much as Gh2? 
11293  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 15, 2008, 04:15:10 PM
Well I tried to manually do it, but after teh side ways test, I couldn't even tell if the up down test was even registering. frown
11294  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: *Spits out drink* Bioware working on new KotOR!!!! on: February 15, 2008, 04:08:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 15, 2008, 03:41:38 PM

Now that this is settling down, I wanted to point out that I enjoy the title of this post every time I see it.

Thanks smile
11295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help Me Spend 4000 XBLA Points on: February 15, 2008, 05:28:03 AM
Oh yeah Worms is fantastic!
11296  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help Me Spend 4000 XBLA Points on: February 15, 2008, 03:07:10 AM
There's a hack and slash game on there.....Arcadia or something?

There's also a new RTS game that just went online this week I believe.  Sorry, I can't recall the name.
11297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soon you will witness the true power of this fully functional... BBQ Grill on: February 14, 2008, 10:37:40 PM
Awesome
11298  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 14, 2008, 07:11:37 PM

Quote from: Chaz on February 14, 2008, 06:21:03 PM

Actually, I've found the vocals to be slightly more sensitive to calibration than the drums, it's just that the vocal calibration issues only stand out on songs with a lot of short words like Here It Goes Again.

When you calibrate, I'd also use a controller's face button to do the "strum with the beat" phase.  It always winds up more accurate than strumming or even hitting a drum.  Then, once you've done that, note what the offset is, and write it down.  Later, you can adjust it up or down to fine-tune.

Sorry if this is a dumb question Chaz, but do you mean the ABXY buttons on the middle of the drum kit and not the skins?
11299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 14, 2008, 05:51:38 PM
Thanks!

I also wanted to say again for emphasis that El Scorcho RULES!!!  I hope that list is legit, there's multiple buys on there for me.
11300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question on 5.1 sound on: February 14, 2008, 04:45:30 PM
Hey guys, I got a q on a 5.1 setup, or more precisely, a 3.1 setup.  If you have a speaker system that is a center, two fronts, and a sub, but you set your source output to 5.1, will you lose the rear surround audio completely, or will some of it come from the fronts?

Also, if you put the source audio to stereo, will any sound come from the center channel or is a center useless unless you use the full 5.1?
11301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 14, 2008, 04:06:24 PM
Thanks guys....I'm going to try recalibrating.  I knew I wouldn't be Animal or anything but I swear I'm hitting those notes and I'm missing like crazy...it's silly.

So do you guys have to recalibrate every time depending on what instrument you are using?

Also,  there's  rattle inside my RB guitar, right out of the box.  Do you think I should send it back already? =\
11302  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones trailer on: February 14, 2008, 02:19:01 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 14, 2008, 02:15:21 PM

That looks...AWESOME!!!!!

+ infinity.....WOO Indy is BACK!!!
11303  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Receive Hot Stock Alerts! on: February 14, 2008, 07:55:14 AM
That spam burger looks disgusting.
11304  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones trailer on: February 14, 2008, 07:18:59 AM
Woo!!
11305  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 14, 2008, 05:52:35 AM
Hey guys is it normal when you first play on the drums to miss tons of notes even though you feel like you are nailing them?

Also that DLC stuff looks HOT!!
11306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: February 14, 2008, 02:46:10 AM
Not my favorite episode.
11307  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jumper looks.....so dumb. on: February 14, 2008, 02:45:25 AM
It's already nestled in my Netflix queue.
11308  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Aliens:Colonial Marines, Red Faction 3,Champions Online on: February 14, 2008, 02:44:42 AM
Yes Yes Yes!!!! (To Aliens)
11309  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC gaming alliance (industry effort) on: February 13, 2008, 08:43:05 PM
There will be no one to stop us this time!
11310  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Funny Joke to start the day on: February 13, 2008, 04:27:12 PM
lol
11311  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: *Spits out drink* Bioware working on new KotOR!!!! on: February 13, 2008, 04:15:01 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 13, 2008, 02:33:20 PM

I'll believe it when I can get more confirmation.  Rumors...

I don't think this is rumor...it was revealed in a chart in an EA analyst meeting.

(not highlighted, but look for Bioware)

11312  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / *Spits out drink* Bioware working on new KotOR!!!! on: February 13, 2008, 05:39:37 AM
Mother of Pearl!!!!

From Kotaku:

http://kotaku.com/355808/bioware-at-work-on-a-new-kotor
11313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars: Clone Wars Animated Movie (followed by TV show) on: February 12, 2008, 09:58:35 PM
http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/news/announcement.html

WOOOOO!!!

Trailer here:

http://www.starwars.com/video/view/478.html
11314  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GHIII impressions thread on: February 12, 2008, 04:04:29 PM
Last night I completed my 5 star of all medium songs after finally slaying Raining Blood and Knights of Cyndonia.  I owned One, also, that was fun.  I am on tier 4 or 5 on Hard and the songs are so difficult now, I fail them all at 10%.  Pretty happy about the 5 star on all medium though biggrin
11315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "Modding" your 360 AV adapter to use with HDMI on: February 11, 2008, 07:36:50 PM
Awesome, thanks man!
11316  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "Modding" your 360 AV adapter to use with HDMI on: February 11, 2008, 07:29:10 PM
Thanks man, I'll give it a shot tonight.
11317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX 360 disrupts wireless networks? on: February 11, 2008, 07:11:33 PM
I haven't had any probs with my wireless connection since I put the 360 on it.
11318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 11, 2008, 05:51:30 PM
DLC stolen from OO

All passes for me

his week's DLC for $1.99 per song (160 Microsoft Points)

"Complete Control" by the Clash (master)

"Truth Hits Everybody" by the Police (master)

"Teenage Lobotomy" by the Ramones (master)

These songs can also be bought in a 3-song pack for $5.49 (440 Microsoft points)
11319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 11, 2008, 05:22:57 PM
Finally beat "Flirting with Disaster" on Hard.  Ugggh that was brutal.  That completes hard mode for me smile  I'm very happy about that.  Now to work on getting more stars!!

Anyone know what's coming for DLC this week?
11320  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / "Modding" your 360 AV adapter to use with HDMI on: February 11, 2008, 04:46:52 PM
Hey all, I was wondering if anyone has tried to "shave" down the 360 AV adapter so that I can use it with an existing hdmi cable instead of buying the dongle that MS sells for $50? 
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