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11321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did you hear the hammer? Another nail for HD-DVD. on: February 19, 2008, 02:25:42 PM
Well not that it will happen, but I hope some kind of BR deal comes out now to push me over the edge on that PS3.
11322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Happening Trailer on: February 19, 2008, 05:00:07 AM
New trailer

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/thehappening/
11323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did you hear the hammer? Another nail for HD-DVD. on: February 19, 2008, 01:42:10 AM
Apparently now official.  From Thedigitalbits.com:

Quote
Japanese news site Nikkei.net  has just announced that Toshiba's plan is to immediately stop manufacturing all HD-DVD products (both players and recorders), and to stop selling them at end of March. The official announcement will happen at the press conference set for 5 PM Tokyo time. We'll be back with Toshiba's official statement as soon as it comes in.

Thanks to Keiko S. for the translation and links. Stay tuned...
11324  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Street Fighter IV on: February 18, 2008, 09:54:25 PM
I think it looks amazingly good.
11325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PS3 Questions on: February 18, 2008, 09:13:39 PM
Thanks for the info guys!
11326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PS3 Questions on: February 18, 2008, 08:17:01 PM
Is the PS3 real loud if used as a BR player?
11327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did you hear the hammer? Another nail for HD-DVD. on: February 18, 2008, 08:16:18 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on February 18, 2008, 07:48:45 PM

Looks like I will be buying a PS3 after all..I may or may not buy a game or two for it also.
Did bush sign that stimulus package (if thats what its called) yet?


He sure did.
11328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/18) on: February 18, 2008, 04:15:46 PM
All 3 rock band songs.
11329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did you hear the hammer? Another nail for HD-DVD. on: February 18, 2008, 03:42:18 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on February 18, 2008, 02:10:04 AM

At least on Amazon it's a simple click with the little popup prompt that goes away easily.

The only times it really bothers me is when I have to actually add the item to my cart on the site to see the supposed discount. That is irritating.

+1
11330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 vs PS3 2008 console war-the *other* front on: February 18, 2008, 03:41:24 AM
I would like to buy a PS3 because of the blu ray victory, but if I personally wasn't in the next gen arena yet, I'd buy an xbox 360 first.
11331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 17, 2008, 08:48:21 PM
For those guys with LCD TV's, what do you have your lag set to by chance?
11332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did you hear the hammer? Another nail for HD-DVD. on: February 17, 2008, 07:23:17 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 17, 2008, 06:35:31 PM

Quote from: Chaz on February 17, 2008, 01:52:48 PM

The HD DVD player is not obtrusive, so I'm perfectly fine with it living in my entertainment system for quite some time.  And like it or not, I won't be watching any BR movies until the prices come down.  I'm simply not paying $400 for a movie player.  I didn't do it with HD, and I'm not doing it with BR, even though the war is over, so I may as well enjoy what I have.

they've already got some Blu Ray on sale for under 400 bucks, so you might not have to wait long.

Not a bad price for a BR player.  Now if only the the PS3 would go on sale like that!
11333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 17, 2008, 04:59:02 PM
Thanks wonderpug...I have some free time the next couple days so I think I'll be spending some time playing with it.
11334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 17, 2008, 09:29:41 AM
Yeah I've been playing on easy, I thought that might have something to do with it since easy guitar skips notes completely so that newbies can actually do it.

I originally had it calibrated to just LCD only, but then I manually did it and it set the off sets to whatever it set to.  I don't recall now.  Lag was one value and the AV one was another.

I just feel like I have to slow down my playing so much to make the notes.  I haven't seen a song yet that had me fumbling to hit the pad on time, it's like I hit the pad and it doesn't register.

One thing that I think happens is that I must hold the stick too loose and when I hit red, for example, it bounces and then taps the pad again.  Because I've seen a couple times where I'll finish the energy section, but then it'll play the drum click like I missed a note.
11335  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: February 16, 2008, 11:36:56 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 16, 2008, 06:34:51 PM

Quote from: leo8877 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.

Start up "Who's Next" in practice mode for drums, and put it on repeat on the organ intro.  There you can test out your set.  Does it seem like there's a delay from your physical hit to your on-screen hit?  Drum a basic beat, is it missing any of the notes?  Try doing a fast roll, does it pick up all the hits or does it start  blanking out?

And just to cover all the bases...are you hitting all the bass notes?  I've seen some people ignore the orange line and wonder why the game keeps registering a miss every 4th beat.

Ok I did the organ intro to the Who song, it's not who's next, and my drums seem to be registering ok.

I went back and played the weezer song over and over and finally 5 starred it by slowing down my playing unnaturally.  I'm basically not even playing to the beat anymore, but to the colors, which sucks.  Yes I have calibrated as well.  I'm hoping the higher levels will be more in tune with the music, I suppose guitar was the same way.
11336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360...Discontinued? on: February 16, 2008, 09:57:32 PM
Weird.
11337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jumper looks.....so dumb. on: February 16, 2008, 09:41:08 PM
Maybe they were so blown away by how awesome the Indy trailer was they couldn't react!
11338  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: February 16, 2008, 06:01:14 PM
LOL!
11339  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.
11340  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.
11341  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.
11342  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.
11343  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)
11344  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.
11345  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.
11346  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!
11347  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?
11348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones trailer on: February 15, 2008, 05:08:27 PM
Pfft W95, this movie will rule!
11349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jumper looks.....so dumb. on: February 15, 2008, 04:38:21 PM
I liked Deep Blue Sea!
11350  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? 
11351  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
11352  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
11353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help Me Spend 4000 XBLA Points on: February 15, 2008, 05:28:03 AM
Oh yeah Worms is fantastic!
11354  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.
11355  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
11356  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?
11357  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.
11358  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?
11359  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? =\
11360  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!!!
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