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#2434209 NHL 14

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 August 2013 - 03:00 AM

I'd be all for a new NHL Hitz game, Konami actually built a fun hockey game back in the day and i'm confident they could still produce something of quality. I mean it's a video game after all, it doesn't HAVE TO be sim hockey, it can be a bit over the top and I don't mind as long as it plays tight and it's fun. 

 

It's getting easier these days to pinpoint what developers care about creating good games and what ones only want to make money. 




#2433997 NHL 14

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 23 August 2013 - 10:59 PM

I think FrankGrimes about summed it up. Especially must consider that this is the final NHL game of this generation, as they are already working on the development of next gen hockey, even less effort will be going into NHL 14. 

 

With that said, I will likely be skipping this year because of what Frank mentioned and reasons above. I'm already a bit more excited for NHL 15 when everything is rebuilt from the ground up and everything is improved all around. I won't be shelling out another $60 this year for minor tweaks and existing problems going overlooked.




#2433992 State your unpopular opinion

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 23 August 2013 - 10:44 PM

I hate Batman, the movies, the video games, and think he's a tremendously overrated superhero. 




#2433413 Claude Giroux gets attacked by a golf club

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

He's gonna need to fine tune those golfing skills if he plans on being a Flyer for a while.




#2432869 NHL to takeover of NJ around the corner?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 08 August 2013 - 11:01 PM

When this was all happening with Phoenix, I could personally care less if they relocated, disbanded, or fell from the face of the planet. I think it's a different story with the Devils, they have a rich history in the NHL, they belong and deserve to remain in New Jersey with financial problems aside. If the Devils moved or were cut from the NHL, as a fan, it would sting. 

 

I hope for their sake this financial disaster gets worked out somehow and NJ can remain where they are.




#2431707 ESPN/Sportscenter gives the NHL 2.7% of its time

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

This is why TSN needs to broaden itself and be made available in american cable and satellite packages. ESPN sucks and I get 4 versions of it that I don't watch unless there's a baseball game being aired that I must watch.




#2431320 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 23 July 2013 - 09:44 PM

My Picks:

 

Forwards

 

Nash - Crosby - Stamkos

Giroux - Toews- Tavares

Staal - Bergeron - Perry

St. Louis - Richards - Carter

 

Eberle

Getlzaf

 

Defense

 

Doughty - Weber

Keith - Letang

Pietrangelo - Subban

 

Boyle

Seabrook

 

Goalies

 

Price

Crawford

Luongo

 

Babcock said that because of all the depth down the middle, Giroux and Stall will likely be moved to the wing. I bolded the changes I made. I switched up the offense, basically kept the defense the same, and put Crawford as the backup.

I like this lineup better except for one spot which is Letang. He's godawful defensively, and I think that will inevitably damage his starting lineup chances. I think the goaltending order is right on also.

 

I'll toss the hail mary and put Hamonic as a top 6 defender, you heard it here first. Underrated because of where he plays imo but valuable defensively.

 

St. Louis will be on the roster also, there's no reason why he wouldn't make the squad.




#2431294 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 23 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

I agree completely with Crym here, no chance Gibson makes the squad even as the 3rd option. 

 

I also think Byfuglien and Carle crack that top 8 over Martin and Faulk, but that's just my opinion.




#2428676 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 July 2013 - 10:18 PM

Abby is a frequent visitor of this site and is sick of Flashy making him the chick in his GDTs so by that motivation alone he can reach that goal of 55 points.




#2427574 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 05 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

Somewhere Loo is in her pajamas with a tub of ice cream watching chick flicks drowning her sorrows. 

 

Wish he was a bit more reasonable with his asking price, hope for years of success in Tampa and don't disappoint Mr. Yzerman now mister.




#2427329 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 05 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

I think the OP was stuck in the mindset that anything outside of a tremendous trade would make this team worse as it's a theory he had brought up in other threads and now it's an effort to gain further justification even though this team improved today. Face the facts that Filppula wanted a contract based off of the one good season he did have even though he proved the following year that he could not remain consistent and was not any kind of force in the playoffs. It was an intelligent decision to let him walk which is a positive. 

 

We'll let this upcoming season speak for itself, we made the playoffs by winning the final regular season game this year, so if we miss playoffs this upcoming season then sure, the moves today damaged this team. When we do make the playoffs though, which we will, maybe a choice few that post here can step back a bit and realize maybe, just maybe, Kenny Holland knows what he's doing and made the right decisions today.

 

So to answer the question, yeah i'm pretty content with what went down today. Losing Brunner hurts, losing Flip not so much, but gaining Alf and Weiss is definitely a positive in my opinion. And the offseason isn't over yet either who knows what else is in store.




#2426219 Xbox One and PS4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 July 2013 - 10:46 PM

I have bought consoles since the release of Nintendo and never ever would I use Internet on them to me they are just: insert game - start and play with friends in the same room. Microsoft xbl service is just a rip off and a way for them to spy out your data.

While I do play a lot of single player games, you are missing out on a tremendous aspect of current generation gaming if you are refusing to play nothing online. I was in the military for 4 years, when I initially got an Xbox Gold account it was a way for me to stay in touch with my family and friends and link up to play games with them to get my mind off of all the excessive travel I was doing. It didn't matter where I was in the US I could sit down and play games with my brother.

 

So no, the service isn't a rip off in the slightest unless you feel the same way about paying for an internet connection in general which guess what, monitors or "spies" on your activity while you use the service they provide for you and you pay for. The current Games with Gold program gives us 2 free games a month through the rest of this year, so in that respect alone $20 worth of free games for the next six months adds up to a lot more than $60 for the year of service.

 

With all that said I am also an old school gamer, I owned an atari/colecovision, a NES and a ton between then and now but i've adapted and evolved with gaming as it's progressed over the years and not limited myself. Some do, and that's fine, but can't really call a service a "rip off" that you personally never even used or attempted to use, that's just blind hatred. 




#2426027 Xbox One and PS4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 July 2013 - 05:11 PM

Yeah there really is no comparing the online play and stability between Xbox live and PS Network, but you get what you pay for. Xbox live rarely drops, the online play is always smooth as long as your personal connection is fine, and it's features including party chat and what not puts it leaps ahead of PS Network. I remember a couple years ago when Sony was hacked and PS Net was down for over a month. I'd assume next generation will be the same as Microsoft has a ton more experience with online gaming and is providing so many servers to their users. 

 

I've been an Xbox live gold member for 9 years now, 7 on my current gamertag and 2 on the original Xbox and will most likely remain so because overall the service has been excellent. I know a lot are opposed to paying to play online annually, but it's like when Netzero used to exist. Sure you can get free internet but if you want something stable and reliable that isn't going to crash and freeze on you then pay out a little bit and get so much more.




#2425103 Red Wings won't pursue David Clarkson

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 July 2013 - 09:04 PM

Smart move on passing. Say it with me. NOT. WORTH. SIX. MILLION. 




#2424902 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

Cue the "Holland dropped the ball on Lecavalier" threads.