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Long-time gamer, starting on an Atari 2600, an Apple II+, and the original line of Mattel hand-helds.

Modern systems/platforms:

  • 360 (with Kinect), PS3 (no Move), Wii, PC (with Steam)
  • Nintendo DS
  • Android phone

Retro systems:

  • PS2
  • Sega Genesis
  • NES
  • Atari 5200, Mattel Intellivision
  • Atari Lynx

No longer owned: SNES, Milton Bradley Microvision, Apple II+, Atari 2600


Apr
8
comment Karaoke-style Multi-Vocals on Rock Band 3
@BlueRaja - it's not a bug, it's due to system limitations, at least on the 360. Because you can only have four players logged in at once, a full band means one player can't log in, so their solution was to boot the vocalist (because the controller isn't technically needed, although I have more success using it for percussion than tapping my mike).
Apr
8
comment How fragile is my Mustang “Pro Guitar” controller?
I don't play Pro Guitar often, but when I do, I tend to play without a pick ... maybe because as a bassist, I'm accustomed to fingers rather than pick anyway. I also play Pro Guitar on Easy or Medium, so that probably makes a difference as well. The one thing about picking with fingers is that it seems to take very little force at all; too much and sometimes I end up "strumming" an adjacent string as well.
Apr
8
comment Does the Rock Band 3 Squier lock you into playing notes/chords a certain way for the game?
I haven't played a lot of pro guitar - I'm a casual bassist and thus prefer pro bass, although I'd actually prefer it with a controller that has only four strings - but I can confirm what Chad said, that you aren't seeing chords or notes but rather frets and strings. On bass, at least, there have been times when I've wanted to play a different note, basically like in the question above (fifth fret vs. open string), so I think the charts are more about reflecting how the song was played rather than the easiest way to play the song ...
Apr
8
comment Are there any known songs for guitar hero?
I would add Band Hero to the list, given that the OP mentioned liking pop music.
Apr
8
comment Oblivion (quests and races)
It might be good to know if this question is about a console version or the PC version ... if it's a console version, some of the other posts might have answers that are less applicable due to references to mods (which I believe aren't possible on a console).
Apr
8
awarded  Revival
Apr
7
awarded  Supporter
Apr
7
awarded  Teacher
Apr
7
comment Do I lose my achievements if I recover my Gamertag?
per Quantumgeek's comment below, this isn't entirely accurate. You'll lose only your offline achievements and gamerscore obtained since your last connection to Xbox Live. (Offline achievements and gamerscore are uploaded during your next connection, so if they've previously been uploaded, they'll be safe.)
Apr
7
comment Is it possible to rejoin an online dynasty game after a disconnection?
I've never been able to reconnect to any EA Sports online season game (Madden, NCAA) after being disconnected, but that doesn't mean it can't happen, and I have NCAA 10, not 11, so I can't say for sure in your case.
Apr
7
answered NHL 10: Can a player be moved between leagues? (Xbox 360)
Apr
7
answered Can you play Guitar Hero using Rock Band 3's new cymbals?
Apr
7
comment Why were my Microsoft points taken away and my money refunded?
I might be missing something, but aren't you actually ahead on this one? You had 440 points, bought 1500 points, spent 1600 points, and were refunded for 1500 points. Sounds like you're ahead 1160. (This is assuming that they didn't revoke a license for something you bought.) But I agree with the folks above: write MS, ask what happened, and post when you find out.
Apr
5
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
27
wiki created rock-band-3 description