Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stinger503's Top 30 (June/19/08)

I didn't take long for me to change it from last time, like the next day it was different. Well here we go:
Starter: MC: Atmos & In The Flesh (Live)- Pink Floyd (NEW)
  1. Fool In The Rain - Led Zepplin (NEW)
  2. The Logical Song- Supertramp (0)
  3. Walk of Life- Dire Straits (0)
  4. Signs- Five Man Electrical Band (NEW)
  5. Chicks N' Cars (And The Third World War) - Colin James (NEW)
  6. Evil Woman- Electric Light Orchestra (+4)
  7. Just What I Needed- The Cars (+2)
  8. One Vision- Queen (+3)
  9. Rock 'N' Roll Duty- Kim Mitchell (+4)
  10. Sultans Of Swing- Dire Straits (+5)
  11. Rocklandwonderland- Kim Mitchell (+2)
  12. Take The Money And Run- Steve Miller Band (+3)
  13. Final Countdown- Europe (+7)
  14. Diamonds Diamonds- Max Webster (+7)
  15. Moondance- Van Morrison (+7)
  16. Walking On The Moon- The Police (+7)
  17. Somewhere Down The Crazy River- Robbie Robinson (NEW)
  18. For What It's Worth- Buffalo Springfield (NEW)
  19. Werewolves of London- Warren Zevon (-10)
  20. Running On Empty- Jackson Browne (+18)
  21. I Am A Wild Party- Kim Mitchell (+4)
  22. People Are Strange- The Doors (-19)
  23. Jane- Barenaked Ladies (+3)
  24. Life In The Fast Lane- The Eagles (-23)
  25. Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard (+2)
  26. Hells Bells- AC/DC (NEW)
  27. Listen To The Music- Doobie Brothers (NEW)
  28. This Beat Goes On/Switching To Glide (-11)
  29. Layla- Derek & The Dominoes (NEW)
  30. Fortunate Son- Creedance Clearwater Revival (NEW)

  • Start Me Up (S-110)
  • Limelight (5-112)
  • Little Green Bag (6-32)
  • Don't Stand So Close To Me (16-52)
  • Goodbye Stranger (18-39)
  • Fame (19-91)
  • Mary Ellen Carter (24-34)
  • Minnie The Moocher (27-36)
  • Space Oddity (29-55)
  • Crocodile Rock(30-31)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Don Cherry game?

Why does Don Cherry not have his own game brand? Look at it this way, NFL has the Madden series, why doesn't the NHL have a Don Cherry series? 2K? EA? Anybody?! He's coached, played and is a tv commentator for hockey. I'd bet that if Don was fired from Hockey Night in Canada, the CBC hq would be burned down the next day. HE WAS VOTED 7th in the Greatest Canadian Series FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! If a Canadian hockey fan is in a game store and see two games. 1 is NHL 2009. The 2nd is Don Cherry presents: NHL 2009, which do you think he's going to buy?

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Wow. This is... astonishing. Well I took back 2K6 two days ago. But while at a different EB Games, I spotted 2k7 for only $5! That's cheaper than 2k6! I buy it and bring it home and like before I'm having a ball (puck actually)! Of course I get into Season again and play a couple games. Then suddenly, without warning, at the end of my Flames game, the game freezes. I play the game all over again. The same. Now, this isn't the same bug as 2K6, because all it did was

In 2K7 instead it says "Would you like to save your profile?" Now know this, profiles aren't seasons. So saving your profile doesn't do SHIT! It doesn't matter if you choose yes or no. It still freezes! The whole console this time too.
Allow me to quote myself-
"Don't worry, just spend ANOTHER $80 on 2k7 which we obviously won't support and may or may not work!" Or you could go out and buy EA's NHL game."
Imagine if you will for a minute, how 2K must have discussed this game in a board room meeting.
Lead guy: Hey let's make 2K7 the same as 2K6!
Others: Great idea the game was fun!
Lead guy: Hey I have a shitty idea!
Others: What?
Lead guy: Let's not fix the bug from last year.
Others: Hmmm...
Lead guy: In fact! Let's make it worse!
Others: How can we make it worse? It prevented you from playing 2K6.
Lead guy: Now we can make it so people's console freeze completely!
Others: Why would we do that sir?
Lead guy: 'Cause we would be shitting on the fans that already bought the game and 2k6 you little shit!
Oh and to quote myself again "Go f**k yourself 2k."

Sunday, June 1, 2008


It's unbelieveable! This weekend I bought a game for $10. 2K Sports' NHL 2K6. As I play it, I bask in a certain glow. This is my first hockey game since EA's NHL '98 for the PS1, so it's been awhile, yet I'm having a blast. There's a goalie control which is so much fun, there awesome passing controls, awesome presentation, tons and tons of stuff to do! Just one problem though. THE GAME DOESN'T F**KING WORK!

So after I learn the shit, then play a practice game, I dive right into the Season mode. I set up my team (the Blue Jackets) and face off against the Washington Captials. I win, and then I go to Exit the match and continue play and... STOP! The game doesn't freeze it just stops on the loading screen. So I reset and play again. Of course since I couldn't save my season, I have to set my lines up ALL OVER AGAIN! I win, freeze, I win, freeze, I win, freeze, I win, freeze! I'm thinking WHAT THE F**K! The consoles fine. The game isn't frozen as I can see the dots moving along. What a pile of bullshit. At first I thought, "hey it's a used game, what do you expect?" but no, I suspected something deeper. I check online, "NHL 2k6 problem", sure enough, this rabbit hole goes deep. Christ there's even a note on it's wikipedia f**king page! Board posts up to 30 pages long of people having the same problem.

Now let me explain something to you. If a game developer f**ks up, it's their goddamned duty to fix it. Here's some examples:
  • Ubisoft noticed Silent Hunter had some bugs and release a patch post haste
  • Bungie released the Halo 3 beta about 7-8 hours late, so they gave their fans an extra 3 days with the beta
  • Hell, when Xbox Live was f'ed up over Christmas Microsoft gave EVERYONE a free game.
  • CHRIST when Gamespot gave some lame f**king truck racing game a 1/10, the makers of that game even released a patch

So what does 2k Sports do? "You need to reformat your harddrive." Which is slang for "ERASE EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE ON YOUR 360!"

Why not just shit on peoples faces? Seriously this isn't a movie. If your in a movie and and the projector catches fire, you say "we'll there's 10 dollars down the tube" Some people payed between $60-$80 for this game! Seriously 2k what are you THINKING!? Taketwo (owner of 2k) Was close to being bought out by EA. You want to guess what NHL 2k6's competition is? EA SPORTS' NHL GAME! What a way to shit on your fanbase. Basically what they said was:

"Don't worry, just spend ANOTHER $80 on 2k7 which we obviously won't support and may or may not work!" Or you could go out and buy EA's NHL game. Thank god that it only cost me 10 bucks and I'm going to return it for another game tomorrow. Go f**k yourself 2k.