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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#926 Post by alan smithee » 24 Aug 2009, 00:46

JJ wrote:
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JJ wrote:
alan smithee wrote:haven't played for probably a few months now; played Cliffs of Dover (H) to warm up, then Same Old Song and Dance (X), on which I set a personal best

SOS&D (X), my score: 126,700
SOS&D (X), :5stars: score: 127,325

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Did you hit the bridge part I always throw away points on? [The part with "old time connection, change your direction..." that gets split by the sax solo.]
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I hit every note on both bridge parts, as well as on the sax solo. I still almost always fuck up the riff that appears, among other places, at the very beginning of the song.
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I've never hit the bridge. So I'd guess you're throwing away a bunch of points by not hitting the repetitive crap. But then you knew that.
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#927 Post by You Know, for Kids » 24 Aug 2009, 06:20

alan smithee wrote:
JJ wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
JJ wrote:
alan smithee wrote:haven't played for probably a few months now; played Cliffs of Dover (H) to warm up, then Same Old Song and Dance (X), on which I set a personal best

SOS&D (X), my score: 126,700
SOS&D (X), :5stars: score: 127,325

:roll:
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Did you hit the bridge part I always throw away points on? [The part with "old time connection, change your direction..." that gets split by the sax solo.]
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I hit every note on both bridge parts, as well as on the sax solo. I still almost always fuck up the riff that appears, among other places, at the very beginning of the song.
np

I've never hit the bridge. So I'd guess you're throwing away a bunch of points by not hitting the repetitive crap. But then you knew that.
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#928 Post by JJ » 24 Aug 2009, 07:04

You Know, for Kids wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
JJ wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
JJ wrote:
alan smithee wrote:haven't played for probably a few months now; played Cliffs of Dover (H) to warm up, then Same Old Song and Dance (X), on which I set a personal best

SOS&D (X), my score: 126,700
SOS&D (X), :5stars: score: 127,325

:roll:
wd

Did you hit the bridge part I always throw away points on? [The part with "old time connection, change your direction..." that gets split by the sax solo.]
ty

I hit every note on both bridge parts, as well as on the sax solo. I still almost always fuck up the riff that appears, among other places, at the very beginning of the song.
np

I've never hit the bridge. So I'd guess you're throwing away a bunch of points by not hitting the repetitive crap. But then you knew that.
:green:
Where's that confounded bridge? /crunge
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#929 Post by JJ » 08 Sep 2009, 05:27

Got GHV. Better "engine" than any of the previous games (that is, the timing window is superior), probably most comparable to that in Rock Band Deux.

Still have one song to beat on Expert in the game. Done with Everything, Die for Nothing. Not sure if it's going to happen, though it's certainly not as hard as Raining Blood or Jordan. Maybe it's comparable to Six.

Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash coming back as characters should not have happened. Also, you can play with four guitars should you wish to. And the drop in/drop out no-fail party mode works pretty well.

The song list is (just) OK.
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#930 Post by alan smithee » 08 Sep 2009, 10:20

JJ wrote:Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash coming back as characters should not have happened.
are they at least premortem versions?
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#931 Post by sldawgs » 08 Sep 2009, 10:33

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JJ wrote:Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash coming back as characters should not have happened.
are they at least premortem versions?
Actually Guitar Hero: Undead sounds pretty fun.
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#932 Post by Steel Frog » 08 Sep 2009, 10:56

sldawgs wrote:Actually Guitar Hero: Undead sounds pretty fun.
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#933 Post by knarf » 08 Sep 2009, 11:17

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sldawgs wrote:Actually Guitar Hero: Undead sounds pretty fun.
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#934 Post by alan smithee » 08 Sep 2009, 16:26

Rock Band: The Beatles Rock Band featuring The Beatles in Rock Band (or whatever the hell it's called) is pretty fun. The harmony vocals are cool, but I'm not sure how it'll work with people who can't sing. (I only tried singing once, and then only the easy part (the lead).)
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#935 Post by JJ » 08 Sep 2009, 18:08

alan smithee wrote:Rock Band: The Beatles Rock Band featuring The Beatles in Rock Band (or whatever the hell it's called) is pretty fun. The harmony vocals are cool, but I'm not sure how it'll work with people who can't sing. (I only tried singing once, and then only the easy part (the lead).)
Where did you play it? Isn't it out tomorrow?
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#936 Post by alan smithee » 08 Sep 2009, 18:23

JJ wrote:
alan smithee wrote:Rock Band: The Beatles Rock Band featuring The Beatles in Rock Band (or whatever the hell it's called) is pretty fun. The harmony vocals are cool, but I'm not sure how it'll work with people who can't sing. (I only tried singing once, and then only the easy part (the lead).)
Where did you play it? Isn't it out tomorrow?
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#937 Post by alan smithee » 19 Sep 2009, 01:07

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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#938 Post by JJ » 19 Sep 2009, 08:55

University of Michigan Paper wrote:Game of Beatles Rock Band ruined by weird Asian girlfriend

Thursday, September 17, 2009

JEFFERSON — Four U of M housemates living on E. Liberty were ecstatic upon their joint purchase of the new Beatles Rock Band last week, however, tensions began to flare up within the group after housemate Ben Lawson began a relationship with Lilly Cho, a sophomore in Michigan’s art school.

The group made an immediate splash in the neighborhood with a live performance of the Beatle’s early songs in their living room, to which they invited a number of neighbors. They soon moved a TV onto their porch and began performing to huge, screaming crowds. “They were just so talented,” said fan Mia Kuipers. “If they were simply awesome Rock Band players that would be one thing, but they put on a special performance for each level. These guys rock!”

Eventually, however, the live shows became too hectic for the lads from Liberty. “We would have loved to keep doing them,” said Greg Peterson, who played George in the group. “But when you’re not able to hear the sound from the TV and all you have to go on is what’s on the screen it just gets to be too difficult. We had to go back to the studio.”

Following this decision the group began its most prolific period of gameplay, completing Sgt. Pepper’s with near-perfect scores all around. However this is also when conflict began to arise within the group. “We were just getting started on the songs from ‘The White Album’ when Ben told us he had to take a break to see his new girlfriend,” said Pete O’Connor, the group’s Paul. “We had just come back from a great visit to our friend from India and had a lot of great energy, and this really took the wind out of our sails.”

Lawson met Cho at a student show at the art school and was interested in Cho’s exhibit entitled “Screw a Screw,” a conceptual piece that had patrons screw screws into a blank board. The couple began IM-ing and texting frequently. While Lawson’s then-girlfriend Celia was out of town, they had their first date. Cho came over and she and Lawson reportedly played an older version of Rock Band, though witnesses claimed it was more of the two “mashing buttons,” and “screaming into the mic,” than it was actual gameplay. The relationship took a heavy toll on the Rock Band rock band.

“He kept bringing her along when we were trying to play,” said O’Connor. “He wanted us to let her play too, but when we told him that wouldn’t work they ended up sharing a controller. It took us so long to finish ‘Something’ I was about to kill him myself.”

The group beat the game with a final, unannounced live performance of songsfrom Let It Be from the roof of their house. “We did come together for that,” said drummer Rich Staley, “but we were all really more interested in starting our own solo games of Rock Band at that point.” Lawson continued his relationship with Cho following the group’s split and had arguably the best solo game until he was tragically shot outside the BellTower Hotel last weekend.
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#939 Post by alan smithee » 19 Sep 2009, 10:17

JJ wrote:
University of Michigan Paper wrote:The group made an immediate splash in the neighborhood with a live performance of the Beatle’s early songs in their living room
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

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alan smithee wrote:
JJ wrote:
University of Michigan Paper wrote:The group made an immediate splash in the neighborhood with a live performance of the Beatle’s early songs in their living room
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#941 Post by alan smithee » 19 Sep 2009, 11:15

JJ wrote:
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JJ wrote:
University of Michigan Paper wrote:The group made an immediate splash in the neighborhood with a live performance of the Beatle’s early songs in their living room
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#942 Post by JJ » 19 Sep 2009, 11:40

alan smithee wrote:
JJ wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
JJ wrote:
University of Michigan Paper wrote:The group made an immediate splash in the neighborhood with a live performance of the Beatle’s early songs in their living room
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#943 Post by Ruddy016 » 23 Sep 2009, 11:29

Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
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#944 Post by JJ » 23 Sep 2009, 13:22

Ruddy016 wrote:Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
Did you not get GH:80's?

BTW, finally beat every song on GHV(X). Hyperspeed 4 helped.
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#945 Post by Ruddy016 » 24 Sep 2009, 10:05

JJ wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
Did you not get GH:80's?

BTW, finally beat every song on GHV(X). Hyperspeed 4 helped.
No sign of it in the UK, Aeorsmith and Metallica get their own (quite deserved) games. Would love a Skid Row edition.
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#946 Post by Gren » 24 Sep 2009, 21:08

Ruddy016 wrote:
JJ wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
Did you not get GH:80's?

BTW, finally beat every song on GHV(X). Hyperspeed 4 helped.
No sign of it in the UK, Aeorsmith and Metallica get their own (quite deserved) games. Would love a Skid Row edition.
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#947 Post by Ruddy016 » 25 Sep 2009, 09:06

Gren wrote:
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JJ wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
Did you not get GH:80's?

BTW, finally beat every song on GHV(X). Hyperspeed 4 helped.
No sign of it in the UK, Aeorsmith and Metallica get their own (quite deserved) games. Would love a Skid Row edition.
How about now?
It's slipped off my radar, I'd have to get the PS2 out of the loft (my PS3 isn't backwards compatible GRRRR).

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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#948 Post by Batman » 25 Sep 2009, 09:26

Ruddy016 wrote:
Gren wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:
JJ wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
Did you not get GH:80's?

BTW, finally beat every song on GHV(X). Hyperspeed 4 helped.
No sign of it in the UK, Aeorsmith and Metallica get their own (quite deserved) games. Would love a Skid Row edition.
How about now?
It's slipped off my radar, I'd have to get the PS2 out of the loft (my PS3 isn't backwards compatible GRRRR).

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I thought all of the PS3s were backwards-compatible with PS2 games. What gives?
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#949 Post by JJ » 26 Sep 2009, 05:58

Batman wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:
Gren wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:
JJ wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
Did you not get GH:80's?

BTW, finally beat every song on GHV(X). Hyperspeed 4 helped.
No sign of it in the UK, Aeorsmith and Metallica get their own (quite deserved) games. Would love a Skid Row edition.
How about now?
It's slipped off my radar, I'd have to get the PS2 out of the loft (my PS3 isn't backwards compatible GRRRR).

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I thought all of the PS3s were backwards-compatible with PS2 games. What gives?
Most of the new ones aren't, IIRC. My 80GB is only somewhat BC (and one of the things it sucks on is GH, though it sorta works). The 60GB were fully BC, but too expensive for Sony to make.
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Re: Guitar Hero / Rock Band

#950 Post by knarf » 26 Sep 2009, 19:55

JJ wrote:
Batman wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:
Gren wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:
JJ wrote:
Ruddy016 wrote:Guitar Hero V would have been much better with a bit more edge. Skid Row should have been on there by now :roll:
Did you not get GH:80's?

BTW, finally beat every song on GHV(X). Hyperspeed 4 helped.
No sign of it in the UK, Aeorsmith and Metallica get their own (quite deserved) games. Would love a Skid Row edition.
How about now?
It's slipped off my radar, I'd have to get the PS2 out of the loft (my PS3 isn't backwards compatible GRRRR).

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I thought all of the PS3s were backwards-compatible with PS2 games. What gives?
Most of the new ones aren't, IIRC. My 80GB is only somewhat BC (and one of the things it sucks on is GH, though it sorta works). The 60GB were fully BC, but too expensive for Sony to make.
Pretty pathetic, especially after they made those commercials claiming everything would always be backwards compatible (when the PS2 came out, I think).
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