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#1 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

Thank God.

I had a horrible feeling that they were going to do what they did with the first one all over again. It looked like it was going to be Mar - April 09 but I'm really happy that it'll hit in November.

GHWT and RB2 in the same month - can't wait.

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#2 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

    What a weekend it's been. Finally got to grips with off-beat bass pedal rhythms and got down to just 3 songs left to complete Hard. It was all going so well then...the curse of the snapped bass pedal struck. Shitbags.

    This is, as we say round my way, totally fucked.
    This is, as we say round my way, totally fucked.


    Time to play some guitar.

    Just 2 songs to go to complete Expert. Then, guess what? That's right kids the god damnned strum bar broke and now only works on upstrokes. Time to get on to the EA warranty peeps. With the RHCP DLC due this week it'll be tough having to do without my Rock Band fix.

    Oh Rock Band, I love you too much to be mad. xxx
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    #3 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

      After a 6 month long slurge on Rock Band DLC, my 20GB hard drive was full to bursting and I was worried that with both RB2 and GH:WT on the horizon that things were only going to get worse.

      I'd had to delete a number of Arcade and Originals stuff that I'd bought in the past to make room.

      Something had to be done, so I finally bought the 120GB drive. The transfer process was easy and relatively quick (1hr 45 min) and I now have tons of room and have redownloaded all of the stuff that I'd deleted in the past.

      So roomy.

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      #4 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

        Just seen an official confirmation - roll on Tuesday!

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        #5 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

          Word on the street is that seminal Rush classic 'Moving Pictures' will be gracing the Rock Band DLC store as a full album download next Tuesday.

          If true, I'm a dead cert to buy on day one.

          FUCK YEAH!!!!
          FUCK YEAH!!!!
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          #6 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -


            A few years back everyone seemed to hate EA. They had become the Microsoft of games publishers - a huge faceless monolith that shat out cookie cutter sequels and licensed properties endlessly.

            Since Riccitiello arrived last year, EA seems to have made a lot of steps in the right direction and press feedback and coverage has been far more  positive than any time I can remember in the past 5 years..

            EA Partners
            Great acquisitions - Bioware, Pandemic
            New IPs

            Meanwhile, Activision, under the reign of Bobby Kotick seem to have become more like the old EA, with sequelitis and IP overkill. They've been getting generally unfavourable press with their preview days  and E3 press conferences gaining little buzz (despite having some genuinely good titles in the pipeline).

            Even the once untouchable Blizzard (now part of the Activiion fold after last year's merger) have begun to feel the pain. Their recent Diablo III annoucement set off legions of fanboys the world over, complaining about it's graphical style or 'WoW Gayness' as one indignant hater referred to it.

            Strange days indeed.
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            #7 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

              Finally completed it today. I had to hit up a guide for hints on a couple of the puzzle pieces which was a last resort.

              Overall, I'd say I was impressed with the game. It did a lot of clever things with some very simple gameplay mechanics.

              Jonathan Blow could do some amazing things with the right team around him - if one of the major studios is prepared to invest in something risky but worthwhile.

              Meanwhile, I hope he make some money  - it's well deserved.

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              #8 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -
              BiggerBomb said:
              "PrawnToast said:
              "BiggerBomb said:
              "Why would that be on your pile of shame? That's a really fun game."
              It just didn't grab me at all the first few times I tried to get into it.
              I'm enjoying it now and hope I can make it to the end.
              "

              When you start robbing banks and bombing stores, you will understand. :D"
              You had me at robbing banks :)

              Interest level +20
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              #9 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

                I think I must have a heart of stone. This game is cute, incredibly so. It has most of the enthusiast press bursting with anticipation. Sony is holding it up as a system seller.

                Yet I'm still struggling. Yeah, it looks good and the potential for user-generated content is massive. But there are niggling doubts that it's all just a case of style over substance. 

                I think it's going to be one of those titles that won't make sense until I get it in my hands and start playing it. 

                Until then, the jury's still out.

                I Want To Believe (that it won't be shit)
                I Want To Believe (that it won't be shit)

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                #10 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -
                BiggerBomb said:
                "Why would that be on your pile of shame? That's a really fun game."
                It just didn't grab me at all the first few times I tried to get into it.
                I'm enjoying it now and hope I can make it to the end.