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#2042082 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 08 October 2010 - 04:59 PM

The URL is different this year, it is now gamecenterlive.nhl.com, whereas last year was gamecenter.nhl.com which is now the Vault for classic games and past season's archives.

#2041610 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 07 October 2010 - 05:23 PM

Just got this response from GCL customer service. Seems auto-generated to me.

Not exactly October 7th.

We use predetermined replies to answer commonly asked questions, it is almost universal among support.

As for the issue at hand, our (Neulion) original plan was to submit the app to Sony Computer Entertainment Inc for final approval and release today, but the PS3 app we developed has not been approved by SCEI, and the re-submittal process could take as long as 6 weeks, so that is why the reply said what it did.

Sorry :unhappy:

#2040701 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 05 October 2010 - 12:19 PM

So I purchased it finally! I'm excited to watch all games. However, is there any new info on the PS3 app for it yet?

No new info, still scheduled to be released in the PSN store on October 7th.

Also, when do the auto-renew charges go through?

Check your notification email, the billing will take place in 3 batches, on the 4th, 5th, or 6th, the date and amount of your billing will be in the email you received last week.

#2038552 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 30 September 2010 - 01:27 PM

Any more information about the PS3 streaming?

The only reason I haven't re-upped for this year is I want to take advantage of the massive TV I bought in the off season instead of watching it on my computer monitors.

We actually haven't had a chance to look at the PS3 app yet, so I can't give many specifics, but the way it is supposed to work is you will download the app from the PSN store (they will charge you $10 for it) and once you have downloaded the app you will have to register it, there will be a validation code that you enter through the app to link it to your Gamecenter account for the computer, then you will be able to stream live games through your console directly to your TV, and since the video hardware on the PS3 is far superior to any media center PC, you should have a much better picture through the PS3 than you will by hooking your computer up to your big screen.

We should be getting a production app and a console to test it on early next week, so I will post more details in this thread then. Also, for those of you that have the Roku box for Netflix, there will be an app for your box that will do the same thing.

I've also being tossing up whether I should get Gamecenter for this season too and I think you may have just sold me with the PS3 feature. What software do you need to stream it to a PS3 though? Through the media server thing or?

The only software you will need is the app itself, and of course a Gamecenter account for the computer. Another bonus of the PS3 app is that you can actually be signed in on a computer and also be streaming through the PS3 at the same time, whereas if you try to sign on to more than one computer at a time it will boot one computer off.

#2038402 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 30 September 2010 - 01:09 AM

I would only recommend it if you live outside of MI. There are local blackouts on NHL Center Ice and Gamecenter. So if you want to watch the Wings, NHL Game Center may have it blacked out in MI.

The way I understand it, when you buy Center Ice you have to have a premium sports package already, so you would have all the RSNs that show NHL games (Fox Sports, Comcast Sportsnet, MSG, etc) plus the dedicated "Center Ice" channels for just the hockey games. You also get Versus and the NHL Network, which anytime those channels are showing a game there is no "Center Ice" channel for that game, you have to watch it on the regular network's channel.

With GameCenter, you are blacked out for your local team, markets are based on the network's distribution territory not whether you actually have the network, and any nationally televised game on NBC, Versus, or NHL Network is blacked out live.

One of the main reasons that people tell me they prefer GameCenter to Center Ice is the archives, if you miss a game on Center Ice you just miss out on that game (unless you set your DVR), but with GameCenter every game is archived 48 hours after the live broadcast, and for games that are not blacked out you can start them over for 24 hours, even while the game is in progress, with no additional hardware or software. Also, GameCenter includes access to the NHL Vault, which is archives for every game since 2007-08 and several classic games from the 60's-90's, and by the end of October there are supposed to be as many as 500 classic games.

Not trying to sound like a salesperson for Gamecenter, just giving you more information so you can make an informed decision.

#2037979 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 29 September 2010 - 03:24 PM

FYI, I work in tech support for Gamecenter Live, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Here is a link to the Gamecenter Live FAQs for those interested, new features for this season are home and away video, the ability to stream directly to your PS3, Roku, or Boxee. NHL Vault (archives and classic games, included with GCL subscription) will be available on Sony Bravia Blu-Ray players and the iPad.

Also, for those making mention of hockeystreams.net, don't be surprised if that site gets shut down if it hasn't already been, the NHL is severly cracking down on unauthorized streaming sites charging money for hockey, (don't worry, I haven't told them about Drumnj, he doesn't charge)

#2037603 Is Mike Modano This Year's Dallas Drake?

Posted by McAwesome on 28 September 2010 - 02:54 AM

If anything Salei is this year's Dallas Drake, a gritty veteran who has never won a Cup.

Win it for Ruslan, whattya think, will it stick?

#2035835 Bert shows some snarl

Posted by McAwesome on 23 September 2010 - 10:28 AM

Even if Bert never drops the gloves again this season, the fact that he stood up for a teammate (and apparently beat the living piss out of the guy) should put the fear in opponents for the foreseeable future, no one wants to be on the receiving end of another Steve Moore incident. Either way, I really hope this is a glimpse of a meaner, more aggressive Bert this year, we desperately need that kind of presence. If nothing else then to give him a few free passes for the inevitable bonehead plays, no-look drop passes into space, one-hand-on-the-stick giveaways, bad penalties that we have come to know and loathe from him.

#2034845 GDT: Red & White Game

Posted by McAwesome on 21 September 2010 - 10:35 AM

Go Team, Go Team Go!!!

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#2034257 Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Posted by McAwesome on 18 September 2010 - 02:45 PM

I predict the choice of whipping boy will be divided among the following sub-groups on LGW:

Pro-Lilja - Salei
Pro-Hudler - Filppula
Anti-Ozzie - Howard
Pro-Enforcer - Hudler, Modano, anyone on the 3rd or 4th lines that doesn't fight

Personally, I think that no one is really immune to being the occasional "whipping boy", except maybe Lidstrom, who can do no wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, some more than others, but mistakes can lead to losses and no one on this board likes it when the Wings lose.

My early odd-on favorite is Bertuzzi though, he is the closest thing we have to a Sammy/Lebda/WIlliams type who makes a lot of the same kind of mental errors on a regular basis.

#2033454 Babcock's Contract Extension

Posted by McAwesome on 15 September 2010 - 09:42 AM

I do wonder if Babcock ever blinked 1st and lost a staring contest

Babcock is the only person every to beat Chuck Norris in a staring contest. He almost beat the sun, but the sun cheated because it has no eyes and therefore can't blink.
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#2029687 Bill Guerin will NOT be offered a contract

Posted by McAwesome on 27 August 2010 - 10:50 AM

Tampa's got a plethora of forwards.


#2028979 A Long Time Ago...

Posted by McAwesome on 24 August 2010 - 07:09 PM

Am i the only person in the world that has never seen a star wars before? Who knew i would ever feel like a loser having NOT seen them haha

Wow. Just Wow.

I don't think you are a loser, but I am honestly surprised that there is someone out there that has not seen any of the Star Wars movies. Did you make a conscious decision to avoid them?

What about Lando?

How about Chris Chelios as Lando, a scoundrel that later became an ally and a valued contributor to our cause.

#2028027 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by McAwesome on 21 August 2010 - 11:16 AM

Since when has a solid 3rd line center been someone who can't check and has never been known as a great defensive forward?

I know we have other forwards that can play defense, but it'd be nice to have a 3rd line with more than one defensive forward. Modano will be asked to change his whole mindset around and take a complete back seat on this team in a role he's not all that familiar with.

It might work or it may not. Don't know why everyone thinks it'll be a success without reservations. You do realize that he's not a star anymore?

No, he's Wing. :ph34r:

Sorry, I couldn't resist

Edit: For the record, I'm with you on this. While I am excited for what Modano can bring offensively, it would have been nice to land a player that can do what Asham does for so cheap. It would have been pretty sweet to have a 4th line of Abdelkader, Eaves, and Asham, that would have been a bear to play against.

#2027718 In Depth Look at the Central Division

Posted by McAwesome on 20 August 2010 - 12:31 PM

is this guy a leafs fan or something? no way lebda is better than salei

Agreed. Lebda may be younger, but that's the only advantage he has. About the only thing Lebda does better than Salei is suck. Also, he says Salei has a Stanley Cup ring, when did he win that? In 2003 with Anaheim? I'm pretty sure that's the only time he's sniffed the Finals.