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NHL 16 EASHL CAG Hockey Were Really Doing This Again

#61 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:35 PM

Couple free Steam games today:

 

Skyborn:

http://www.pcgamer.c...key-for-skyborn

 

Amnesia: The Dark Descent:

http://store.steampo....com/app/57300/

 

Definitely pick those up if you don't have them.



#62 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4893 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:11 AM

So when I put my NHL 16 disc in today, it said thanks for purchasing the digital version of NHL 16 and gave me a bunch of packs as a bonus. Really weird.



#63 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:53 AM

Picked up Skyborn, thanks.

 

Looks like my "used" copy will come in on Thursday



#64 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:04 AM

Yeah, I ordered mine from bestbuy.com on Saturday after signing up for GCU (easier than going all the way back out there to pick it up). I didn't figure that would leave enough time for release date delivery...but they haven't even shipped it yet. Not sure what the hell the hold up is. The status just says "preparing for shipment". Hoping I have it for Friday at least.



#65 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2574 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2015 - 09:09 AM

So when I put my NHL 16 disc in today, it said thanks for purchasing the digital version of NHL 16 and gave me a bunch of packs as a bonus. Really weird.


I got the same thing. Didn't get too much out of any of the packs though. Big surprise I know. I really wish they'd just eliminate the damn coach cards. Out of those 10 packs, the 2 deluxe edition packs, and 1 preorder pack I think I pulled 8 duplicate coaches.

Edit: Actually I think it was one of those free 10 packs that I pulled a Cogliano and sold for 4k thanks to his 90 speed and everybody wanting him.

#66 Vulcan2422   Merchandiser With The Mouth CAGiversary!   5206 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2015 - 01:53 PM

So, someone made this image up of how it feels to play in EASHL. I feel it's spot on. Lol


http://i.imgur.com/CxMm7GI.png

#67 AngryDragon888   9 Toes 3 Balls CAGiversary!   183 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 05:43 PM

So, someone made this image up of how it feels to play in EASHL. I feel it's spot on. Lol


http://i.imgur.com/CxMm7GI.png


Ha, that's pretty good. Seems pretty accurate to me as well.

#68 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 07:11 PM

Apparently, Best Buy shipped my game by carrier pigeon because even though I did finally get a shipping confirmation email yesterday morning, the tracking still shows "no information available".

 

On top of that, an email I sent on Tuesday evening inquiring why it hadn't shipped yet was finally responded to today with this:

 

Thank you for contacting Best Buy.

I understand you would like to check the status of your order. I'll be happy to assist you.

In order for me to assist you further, I was able to request the code for you. Below are the details: 

Keycode: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
Description: NHL 16 Preorder Bonus Xbox One Digital Download AddOn

Thank you for your loyalty as a My Best Buy Member. For any other concerns, you may visit our Help Center at www.bestbuy.com

Sincerely,

JP
Best Buy Customer Care

 

Seriously? SERIOUSLY??? What in the Fuck...did I order this from fucking Comcast or something? Why in the Fuck are we concerned with jobs in this country when there are morons doing this level of work? This asshat should be drop kicked in the face for sending that as a response. God dammit, man....

 

tl:dr - It's highly unlikely I'll have the game in time for tomorrow night. So, most likely, I'll join XBL party and play Rocket League with myself...assuming I'm not at Best Buy lighting the building on fire and punching everybody in the dick...even the women.



#69 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4893 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2015 - 07:29 PM

I hope to be on tomorrow night after work.

#70 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:55 PM

Wait, what is the add-on even? They arent doing any exclusive skates/gear are they? All the HUT pack codes should be pack ins, so maybe they gave you a game code? I dunno, but either way, thats a pretty dumb email.



#71 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:58 PM

No, there's a HUT code they email to you for preordering the game.

#72 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:05 AM

Wait, what is the add-on even? They arent doing any exclusive skates/gear are they? All the HUT pack codes should be pack ins, so maybe they gave you a game code? I dunno, but either way, thats a pretty dumb email.

 

No, there's a HUT code they email to you for preordering the game.

Yeah, it's just the HUT code, which I've had since Tuesday at midnight when they emailed it to me. The guy was just a damned moron.

 

I wish I had like a direct line back to him so I can be like "Hey, fucking idiot. You actually didn't 'assist' me at all. Learn how to do your job." But I feel like that might be a little rude, lol :lol:



#73 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:11 AM

Ah, gotcha, my bad then. I didnt think there were retailer specific things this year for some reason.



#74 Vulcan2422   Merchandiser With The Mouth CAGiversary!   5206 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:22 AM

I'm probably the only one to go all Digital I'm guessing. I have no more disc games. Plus, I'm too lazy to get up to change the disc now.

#75 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:29 AM

I'm probably the only one to go all Digital I'm guessing. I have no more disc games. Plus, I'm too lazy to get up to change the disc now.

Yeah, it's weird that with PC games digital doesn't bother me, but for console it still does. Granted, I never buy $60 PC games either. I know there's the EA Access discount, but I can still get the disc for cheaper than that. So, I don't know. I just stick with it. I'm sure your house looks a lot less cluttered without all those cases though. I just have to keep building new shelves, haha.



#76 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2015 - 02:06 AM

I've been going digital with non-sports games. When we run into situations like we did with NHL 14/15, its nice to not have to keep both games eating up HD space, when really, its the same game.



#77 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:53 AM

You could just delete the old one. I had to delete NHL 15 to make room for NHL 16.

#78 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:05 AM

Posting this in here too because of how much we all love EA. This happened in an online ranked game I played tonight.

 



#79 VipFREAK   Fun Knee! CAGiversary!   9412 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:59 AM

OMFG I heart 16! Soooooo much better than 15!



#80 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2574 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:43 PM

I wouldn't say so much better. The game still doesn't punish stick spamming like it should and shortside wristers are still rampant while only being a little less effective. They also still fail to reward puck rotation by continuing to have goalies stand on there damn heads.

#81 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 07:29 PM

I wouldn't say so much better. The game still doesn't punish stick spamming like it should and shortside wristers are still rampant while only being a little less effective. They also still fail to reward puck rotation by continuing to have goalies stand on there damn heads.

Yup...that's everything I took out of the Beta/Early Access. I'm still not sold on "size matters" yet either (granted, my copy of the game is still on a donkey's ass somewhere and won't be here until Tuesday (good job, Best Buy choosing the shittiest mail service ever: UPS Mail Innovations).

 

Out of sheer curiosity, I actually looked on Gamestop.com to see if any local store had it used yet. Surprisingly, the PS4 version is already available to order used online, but the Xbox One version isn't at any store within 100 miles of me.

 

But yeah, I still saw little guys knock bigger players off the puck and also playmaker builds being caught from behind by defensemen. Just things that don't make hockey sense and play the same way they always have.

 

And stick spamming was rampant in our EASHL games. There's no excuse for skating ahead of a defender by a good 3-4 feet, with him squared up behind you (ie. not to the side), and he still somehow pokes the puck away. It doesn't make any sense. He should either be too far away to reach anything or he should trip you. And as always, if the game called more tripping penalties, people would back off on spamming. But I mean, who would want that right?



#82 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:18 PM

That's weird about Best Buy. I preordered my copy 1 week before release, but that was apparently too late for release day delivery. I didn't care too much since I knew I'd be playing the Destiny expansion that day anyway. My copy shipped via UPS 2nd Day Air on Monday and arrived on Wednesday.

#83 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:39 PM

That's weird about Best Buy. I preordered my copy 1 week before release, but that was apparently too late for release day delivery. I didn't care too much since I knew I'd be playing the Destiny expansion that day anyway. My copy shipped via UPS 2nd Day Air on Monday and arrived on Wednesday.

Yeah, I think they fucked something up and just won't tell me. Based on the tracking info, it only had to go a total of 35 miles.

If I had known it was going to take a full week, I would have just picked it up this weekend. Oh, well. Live and learn.

#84 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:21 PM

You could just delete the old one. I had to delete NHL 15 to make room for NHL 16.

What I mean is when we are playing both games at once, like we did with 14 for EASHL and 15 for HUT and fake OTP. Granted, it's less likely that we'll run into that again, but just in case.

I haven't even popped in 16 yet; are online leagues back?

#85 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4893 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:04 AM

What I mean is when we are playing both games at once, like we did with 14 for EASHL and 15 for HUT and fake OTP. Granted, it's less likely that we'll run into that again, but just in case.

I haven't even popped in 16 yet; are online leagues back?

I swear I read that as pooped in 16 yet.



#86 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:07 AM

I haven't even popped in 16 yet; are online leagues back?

I combed over the early access pretty good while we had it and didn't see them then. And considering they haven't mentioned them at all, I'd be shocked to see anything like that...even the old tournament style.

 

Ironically, while searching for info on Google, I came across this article. I feel like I wrote it, haha.

 

http://www.operation...nhl-fans-fault/

 

It really baffles my mind that EA never considered season length to be a deterrent to the success of GM Connected. How is that not the most obvious thing?



#87 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16931 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:10 AM

I swear I read that as pooped in 16 yet.

I mean, come on, Rob. Alan doesn't have a time machine. How could he have possibly pooped in 16 yet?



#88 Vulcan2422   Merchandiser With The Mouth CAGiversary!   5206 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:13 AM

Tonight?

#89 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:32 AM

Pooped IN, or On? Because the latter has Ben done a lot. Running late today, probably be on around 9ish

#90 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2015 - 04:29 AM

So....the level 12 badge looks like a vagina/firebush

 

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