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  1. I almost cried when this wouldnt start due to the 50 hz issue. Its the main reason i bought it. Im going to perservere with th earlier games but so dissappointed this hasnt been fixed. I now have two useless copies of Blood Money!
  2. Im about half way through (chapter 7). Decided to take a break and go watch Apocalypse Now as Im pretty sure thats where there the plots heading. Ive avoided reading too much in here so apologies if this is old news.
  3. harbey

    Rock Band!

    Yep, guitar or bass are the main instruments although there is a vocal option too. I think there's another real instrument game coming isn't there?
  4. harbey

    Rock Band!

    I just picked up a brand new keyboard for £10 in one of our local pound / catalogue shops. They had boxes full! If you like RB, you should really give Rocksmith a go.
  5. Mini Motor Racers is great for some top down action. And I like Reckless Getaway if youre looking for something a bit different.
  6. Just found a couple of old Commodore User mags (Oct and Sept 1986). Seems a shame to bin them. Free to anyone who likes that type of stuff. pm me if interested.
  7. Excellent work Adman. Great to see you're still tinkering with it. Me and the kids have been loving this for months but we actually got Mrs Harbey on it this week and she loved it.
  8. Well firstly, the idea of the thread was to give opinions on categories for game awards, so I think suggesting categories for sub dividing formats is in the spirit of that. More importantly though, whilst I share the philosophy of 'a game's a game' in theory, in practice, I don't think it fair to compare a 3 year in the making, 100+ staff and a massive development and marketing budget title with something which a couple of guys spent 6 months writing in their spare time. The indie games this year have been fantastic and i think they deserve their own share of the spotlight without competing against the likes of Halo. If nothing else it might turn a few people on to some of the great games that are so easily missed.
  9. I've played more indie games (xbox) this year than anything else so I think it would be worth subdividing each platform into their component parts - 360 retail, XBLA and indie. Same for PS3, PC etc.
  10. harbey

    Rocksmith

    As predicted... work in the way of doing too much on this. Everyone ok to let Breed run until Sunday (I think a fortnightly challenge is more realistic tbh)? Does anyone know if there's online leaderboards for friends? Would be good if we added each other (assuming same platform), but pointless if there's no way to see each other's scores. Would be great if you got to download friend's performances (a bit like the way you can download replays on Trials say) - Rocksmith 2?
  11. harbey

    Rocksmith

    And mine are all pretty basic tbh. A Japanese Tokai Love Rock is my most expensive one and all second hand. Still doesnt stop the odd moan tho O:-)
  12. harbey

    Rocksmith

    Well it appears we've all got far too many guitars - five over here B-)
  13. harbey

    Rocksmith

    Yep, once you've played a really good guitar you'll notice the difference. And so begins the rather expensive affliction of Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. But to start off, Just get something playable any get playing.
  14. Ok, so I'm down as a current manager. Do I still need to confirm? If so I'm confirming, if not you are imagining this post as it doesn't actually exist
  15. harbey

    Rocksmith

    I'd go to eBay and look at a squire telecaster, strat or an epiphone las Paul depending on your personal preference. You'll get one for £100 and they're very decent as a rule. My first guitar was a squire stratocaster which still gets used loads today. Invest in new strings as soon as you get it tho. Even a great guitar will sound shit with old strings.
  16. harbey

    Rocksmith

    That's some pointy angles you've got to deal with. Don't go doing yourself an injury Stick with the switched version, it'll make tabs so much easier to deal with.
  17. harbey

    Rocksmith

    Great to see everyone sharing tips / ideas already. The solo is definitely the killer on this track. As said, it's a bit 'odd' compared to the rest of the track, but good to have a challenge in there. I find playing the solo with a pick quite difficult as you need to mute strings which has always been a challenge for me. Doing ok tho' - definitely improving. As for the fingering, I often get a bit caught out with this too as using the Leveler option you can often get caught into using the wrong fingers and as you progress you need to re-learn parts using a different fingering pattern. Don't get too worried about it at the moment tho'. Just playing along with the backing track, building up your speed, rhythm and finger ends, will be moving you in the right direction and helping you improve. You won't pick up any bad habits just playing around with a track for a week or so I wouldn't have thought, and as long as you're enjoying it, that's what matters. And having watched all the Rolling Stones stuff on TV last night, I'm now practicing their stuff - just about to try Satisfaction on Master Mode
  18. harbey

    Rocksmith

    Stumbled across this today. Thought it was funny.
  19. harbey

    Rocksmith

    RockSmith Weekly Challenge OK you wannabe Rock Gods (and Goddesses), here's the place to come practice those killer riffs. Each week we'll post a new song to get your teeth into and discuss with fellow musicians. We'll have a little bit of competition to make it interesting (split between Master Mode for the clever guys, and normal for those who are still getting there), but the emphasis is really upon helping each other out, discussing the song / tab / techniques used, and just keeping each other going with the practice routines. Post your scores in here and I'll update a couple of times a week (although I'm happy for others to do as much as possible to help out as I often get caught up with work / family stuff). We'll let each challenge run for a week initially (Sunday to Sunday), although I suspect we may want to up that to a fortnight before long. Week 1 (25th Nov 2012) Nirvana - Breed Feel free to get very off-topic and talk lots about general guitar issues (should this thread be moved elsewhere at some point?). Any suggestions / ideas for future tracks / constructive criticism etc, please post here. Leader-board: Master Mode: 1. Mr Hendo - 208,439 Normal Mode (is there a better title for this?):
  20. harbey

    Rocksmith

    I really don't bother with the leveller option or indeed building up the mastery from a simple start. As you've mentioned, it can actually make things harder because (I find at least) you really miss some of the rhythm and 'bigger picture'. I go for 100% mastery as a rule, but at a slow pace, until I've got the section in my head. I then just up the pace.
  21. harbey

    Rocksmith

    Nirvana: Breed on Combo then? I'll have a look at it tomorrow and post a few details as needed. I agree its a good starting point due to length and reasonable difficulty. If you have any other views or ideas over the details post them in here. Do you think a week is about right or would you prefer two weeks per track? As mentioned, I dont think we should get too hung up on scores initially as everyone will be at different points in their learning / skills. Just be nice to have a focus and keep everyone's motivation up.
  22. harbey

    Rocksmith

    Stick with it. Try a soft pick to start out and you'll soon move to something a little firmer. And don't feel obliged to use one - there are plenty of tracks where I start out using the pick, then move to finger picking to allow faster movement between strings. Develop your own style which you're happy with. I was watching a Justin Guitar interview with Gordan Giltrap last night where he was saying he uses just a pick and his little finger. Disadvantages him in some respects, but makes for him having his own style / sound which others can't replicate.
  23. harbey

    Rocksmith

    I think it's best to just let everyone go for it at their own level. If we make it too competitive we'll probably just put people off. It'd be nice to just have a track each week or so that we can open up to discussion and share tips / tricks on how to progress with it. Guess we can give it a go and see how it pans out. Anyone want to make a suggestion for a track and arrangement? I'd suggest starting out with tracks which aren't DLC and aren't too technical so everyone can join in.
  24. harbey

    Rocksmith

    So, does anyone fancy a bit of a weekly song challenge? Nothing serious, just a way to get us focused on improving/learning and discussing a specific song?
  25. harbey

    Rocksmith

    And does anyone know if that's the way it's going to stay? I want a few of the Alt' Rock Pack, but not really wanting to pay for the full set as I doubt I'll play most of them. I'm assuming the Rush tracks are very advanced?
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