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#1 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58699 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:14 PM

http://www.joystiq.c...sn-in-february/

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In a move that might -- might -- get us excited to play a hockey game again, EA has announced 3 on 3 NHL Arcade, a super-deformed "hockey-lite" coming to XBLA and PSN in February for $10. EA describes it as a "no rules, fast paced" take on the sport (though we're assuming there are some rules, as tempting as "Calvinhockey" sounds) that's being developed by EA Canada, the house behind NHL 09.

So, is your interest piqued? Is it at least pucqued? We know we haven't been this excited about hockey since the mid-90s when Fox found those magical glowing pucks at the top of a beanstalk.


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#2 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   14097 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:18 PM

Heh, I was just making a post about this 10 minutes ago before getting distracted. Good thing I opened another tab and saw this one before completing it.

The game sounds really fun. I'm not crazy about the big heads, though.

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#3 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:25 PM

If it plays like Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey or NHL Hitz, I would be interested in it
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:49 PM

I love how the press release talks as though NHL 08 and 09 just weren't any good. Video game hockey is alive and well people. No need for this!

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:51 PM

I love how the press release talks as though NHL 08 and 09 just weren't any good. Video game hockey is alive and well people. No need for this!


That isn't a press release, just a post from joystiq.

also, NHL2K series FTW
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#6 DT778   number 1 on the westside CAGiversary!   10469 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:16 PM

Hopefully it's like NHL Hitz 20-03, my favorite hockey game which I still play every once in a while.

#7 RudyPants   Zombie on my lawn! CAGiversary!   1696 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:21 PM

I'd rather play NBA Jam or NBA Hangtime with updated rosters, just because I think hockey is probably the most boring sport on earth (no offense to those who love it).

I know there's licensing problems that would have to be taken into account, but still ...

#8 DT778   number 1 on the westside CAGiversary!   10469 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

I don't really care about hockey but I love playing NHL Hitz.

Have you played the old school NBA Jams lately? Hella boring.

#9 RudyPants   Zombie on my lawn! CAGiversary!   1696 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:26 PM

I don't really care about hockey but I love playing NHL Hitz.

Have you played the old school NBA Jams lately? Hella boring.


I disagree — we had the N64 hooked up during college and we always had a game of NBA Hangtime going. It still holds up in terms of gameplay.

Now NBA Jam for the SNES and arcade may be a little too outdated, I agree.

EDIT: It should be noted that "in college" was only two years ago ... I'm not that old.

#10 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   3949 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:55 AM

Hopefully it will play like Hitz, minus the ridiculous rubberband A.I

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:06 PM

it's like the NBA jam NHL version that was out before right?

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#12 Regian   Jerkface McGillicutty CAGiversary!   1119 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

http://www.pastapadr...cade-fact-sheet

6-player online confirmed. If this wasn't an automatic buy for me yet, it will be now.

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#13 VipFREAK   Fun Knee! CAGiversary!   9411 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:52 PM

I saw it and it's funny but meh... why? I already have NHL09

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#14 Panther1484   Hail to Pitt! CAGiversary!   371 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:07 PM

I saw it and it's funny but meh... why? I already have NHL09


Exactly. No buy for me...

#15 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   14097 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:28 PM

I have the points purchased and ready.

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#16 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11667 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:27 AM

I think I'll get this. I love NHL 09 and this seems interseting. I hope BIG HEADS can be turned off...

#17 DT778   number 1 on the westside CAGiversary!   10469 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:02 AM

Incase anyone is wondering about teams and players:

"Exaggerated player-looks take center stage with 40 of the top NHL stars, representing every team, skating around the miniature rink. With game-changing power-ups falling on the ice throughout each session, serious is not the name of this game. Fly down the ice with a super-speed skater, and beat a giant sprawling goalie with a trick move for that highlight reel finish."
http://www.easports....hl09/arcade.jsp

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:16 AM

TeamXbox gives it a 8.6

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#19 porieux   Brutal CAGiversary!   2173 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:13 PM

The players look ridiculous IMO. I don't think I could look at that. I'd rather get NHL09.

#20 UjnHunter   Frog Man CAGiversary!   1197 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

I own NHL09 but I'm still interested in buying this... it's just for FUN...

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#21 benjamouth   Thanks Larry Davis for the sig !! CAGiversary!   7176 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

I'll definitely give it a look, at least the price is right i.e. not 1200 points.

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#22 ScottsUSERID   G.I. Jew CAGiversary!   3679 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

They need to release an online version of NFL blitz on the arcade, that would own.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:42 PM

It looks like NHL Hitz, if its any were near as fun I will be getting it
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#24 xpag406   Nothing to see here. CAGiversary!   248 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:59 PM

They need to release an online version of NFL blitz on the arcade, that would own.


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I couldn't agree more.

#25 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   3949 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:45 PM

If this game isn't broken/full of exploits like NHL 09, I'll be all over it.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:46 AM

http://xboxlive.ign....1/951690p1.html

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#27 danked   Devourer of souls CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:48 AM

I must say that video looked very unimpressive, and Wtf the no faceoff after a goal.
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#28 Decker   Xbox Live Cannon Fodder CAGiversary!   1742 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:29 AM

I played the demo on PSN tonight. It's kind of fun, actually (but that no face-off thing is weird). I don't think I'll buy it, but for a demo it wasn't bad at all. I like the foot-high goalie power-up -- that's hilarious to watch. And it doesn't look bad at all when you're playing it, big characters, low rez..

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 11:00 PM

Eh. I just recently bought Hitz Pro for $3 - Not only is it cheaper but from the looks of it superior to this arcade version. Pass.

Blitz Arcade would be awesome.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

This game looks very fun, the only thing I don't like is that there is a generic red vs blue team play.