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VC/WW (Monday)
- Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (NeoGeo, 900 pts)
- Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3 (WW, 500 pts)
- Racers' Island: Crazy Racers (WW, 1,000 pts)

Retail (Tuesday)
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Def Jam Rapstar (standalone or with mic)
- FIFA Soccer 11
- Hollywood Squares
- NBA Jam
- Oops! Prank Party
- Rapala Pro Bass Fishing 2010
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
- Wii Party (technically came out on Sunday but do you really care?)

Rock Band DLC (Tuesday)
– R.E.M. – Driver 8
– R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
– R.E.M. – Living Well Is the Best Revenge
– R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe
– R.E.M. – Stand
– R.E.M. – Superman
– R.E.M. – These Days
– R.E.M. – What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
– T. Rex – Children of the Revolution
– T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer
– T. Rex – Jeepster

Rock Band Network DLC (Tuesday)
– Band of Horses – Is There a Ghost
– Emarosa – Heads or Tails? Real or Not
– Flogging Molly – Druken Lullabies (live; 100 pts)
– Jonathan Coulton – Code Monkey
– Seether – Fake It
– The Shins – Australia
– The Slip – Even Rats
– Skeletonwitch – Crushed Beyond Dust
– Steve Vai – For the Love of God (live)
– Texas in July – Elements (100 pts)
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Since: 7.11.02
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I just bought NBA Jam, and holy CRAP Wii are you stupid. NBA Jam is a classic three button game; the Wii has three major buttons and a fourth (the C) when needed.

Here's the buttons:
-Z is turbo (good, makes sense, it's intuitive)
-A is pass (we're rocking now)
-C is for pump-faking (a bit unccessary, but that's the luxory of the fourth button)
-B is for spinning & doing a crossover (wait, what? that's unnessary AND a waste of a major button!)

Which means that shooting and jumping is, of course:
-Flick Wii remote up, then forward

Goddamnit. The Wii always does this. It always freaking over thinks, or thinks that we are so fascinated with Wii motion that we'll go crazy if there isn't any in a game, or thinks that the motion control is so perfect that nothing can possibly go wrong.

I haven't played this yet, but I've played basketball on the Wii Sports Resort. A) It's terrible. B) It's got the Wii Motion Plus plug-in, which this doesn't.

So either suck it up and deal with the Wii motion for the most important part of the game, or buy 4 Classic Controllers.

Goddamnit Wii.

(edited by hansen9j on 6.10.10 1357)


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The Wii has been substituting imprecise waves of the controller for actions that used to just use a button for pretty much its entire existence.
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Since: 7.11.02
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So now I've played it, and there's no option to change controls, no option to turn on Tag Team mode, no option to turn on/off computer assistance. I am NOT impressed.



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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    So now I've played it, and there's no option to change controls, no option to turn on Tag Team mode, no option to turn on/off computer assistance. I am NOT impressed.

I don't share your concerns/gripes about the motion controls (I thought basketball in Wii Sports Resort was just fine) but no option to turn on Tag Team mode = no NBA Jam for StingArmy. The. End.

- StingArmy
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Since: 7.11.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.72
I have since found that you can play with no motion controls & no classic controller if you play with only the Wiimote (i.e., sideways), but man does your left hand's finger hate you after a game of turboing like mad.



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