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    Sad Panda indeed.

    Its my birthday on Monday and my girlfriend, bless her heart, had pre-ordered Guitar Hero Metallica (360 version...Region Free ftw!) as my birthday present aeons ago. Now it turns out not only will it not arrive by Monday, it probably wont even be shipped by then. She, like i, was devastated. I had a great get-together of fellow metalheads to rock the night away planned, but alas it appears it's not ment to be.

    That's when i figured you guys may be able to help me...

    Basically seeing as i am living in Ireland, i cant get my hands on the game until May anyway but id be prepared to pay anyone who'd be willing to help me out and purchase/send me a copy of it asap. I've already looked into the usual spots, Play-Asia etc... and they have all told ill be waiting at least 5 days before it shipped, even with courier delivery. (Which i am more than willing to pay)

    So ill leave it with you guys, again i don't expect anything from you guys but i figured your quite a resourceful bunch and overall a great cadre of people so hopefully someone would be willing to put some time aside and get the game sent to me.

    I don't want to say money isn't an option but id be prepared to pay anything to have this for Monday, or sooner, if FedEx/UPS etc... can make that possible?!?! 24-48hrs would be amazing...Money talks, right?

    If you have any advice/tips that may help me in my situation then please let me know...Oh and Trolls, that doesn't incl you but thanks for caring.

    As a proud Irishman, this is the one day of the year when i can take a day to reflect on the awesomeness of the country i was born in and love everyday living in!

    It also makes me happy to see that alot of the world, im talking to you there America in particular, embrace this day as a day to let your hair down, pound a few beers and overall goodtimes! Enjoy the day, drink responsibly and most of all there'll always be a pint of the black stuff waiting for ye in Ireland!

    Here in are great things Ireland gave to the world:

    Oscar Wilde/Johnathan Swift/W.B. Yeats/Samuel Beckett/Seamus Heaney/George Benard Shaw/James Joyce

    Robert Boyle - Regarded one of the founders of modern chemistry

    Guinness /Jamesons/Baileys/Hennessys

    Irish Music - U2 is debatable.

    There list could go on...

    Top Ten Chicks with some Irish in them *wink* *wink*

    Irish Landscape/Views

    Cliffs Of Moher

    Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

    Irish Statesmen/Politicians

    Inis Meain

    My homecity - Cork a.k.a. Little Manhattan :P

    Cliffs Of Moher

    And finally the most famous Irishman at the moment:

    Proof! I tells ya!

    Firstly let me just say that i am writing this only one hour in so i have no doubt there will be plenty of nuggets of joy that i have yet to view/play/ hear but let me be the first to say: Game Developers...Ahem...THIS IS HOW THE DLC CONCEPT WORKS BITCHES!

    Firstly the price point should not be an issue, from the looks of this so far, this should be almost treated as a new game in itself. Horse Armour, this fucking aint.

    The gang mechanic thus far is excellent. The ability to call in support from fellow gang members, is a stroke of genius. Added to that is the RPG aspect that the gang level up in strength and overall handiness in firefights as you do missions for each member individually. Nice touch.

    The bike riding has been improved, almost too much. I mean i hit a car head on going full speed and didnt fly off the bike, that suprised me and could have been a one off but overall its an improvement. Bikes handle better which should see people enjoying the 10, possibly more, new bikes. Fuck YEA!

    The music...Where do i begin. Thus far i've heard The Doors/James Gang/Bon Jovi/Saxon/Doobie Brothers/Iron Maiden on Liberty Rock and Cannibal Corpse/Bathory/Deicide on L.C.H.C. Dan Houser's past in the music industry shines through once again because there are few games that can use existing music so effectively in film or gaming today. I spent 4-5 minutes just cruising with the gang around Alderney when Wanted, Dead or Alive came on. Few games can cause that effect. The ability to engross you into the world contained within.

    Overall the game has not disappointed thus far, the cutscenes and voice work are tight and has the same polish that Rockstar has delivered on time and time again. If i had one criticism thus far, it would be the difficulty of connecting with the protagonist this time. Niko was a more human character while Johnny thus far seems like an angsty teen, angry with the world and honestly a little too emo. As the game fleshs out im hoping that we get an insight into his 'issues'.

    Anyone on the fence about this DLC, nay, game shouldn't be. This, like GTA IV, has set the standard in the industry on several aspects. After the shift in developers to hold the goodies back for DLC and bleed the gamers of the world dry, its nice to see a developer do a very rare thing. Make a great game even better at a price that they easily could have charged more for.

    Thanks R*

    So here's the situation... I'm currently in L.A. until Tuesday morning and was trying to buy Guitar Hero WT
    on the 360 seeing as it's region free and a hell of alot cheaper here. (close to 50-60 dollars worth). I tried
    the e.b. games near my hotel in universal studios, but alas it sold out... Without having to go too far out of
    the Hollywood, what are my odds of getting it? I saw a Virgin and Gamestop near hollywod blvd...worth a

    Appreciate any advice guys and gals :)

    Since i will soon be gracing your amazing country with my presence once again with girlfriend in tow, and seeing that its my first time heading to the west coast (been to Florida and NYC twice) i had a few questions that im hoping you can assist me with:

    I'll be looking to pick up a few games while in the US and was wondering would i have to preorder any of the titles to guarantee that i can purchase them seeing as it could be heading into a busy time releases-wise...
    I only have a couple in mind: Rock Band 2 for the PS3 (Game only), Fallout 3: Collectors Edition (360) Dead Space (either) and mainly GH: World Tour (360). Bear in mind i am going off the assumption that the aforementioned 360 games could be region free. Im sure that GH: WT will be. It being the main one im hoping to bring back to Ireland with me. I can check updates online to see if there region locked but i just wanted to be covered going over as to avoid the disappointment of being in the US and not being able to get my greasy gamer mitts all over them!

    The other question i was that since ill be in San Francisco for 4 days and LA for 2 is there anywhere thats worth going to to appeal to the gamer in me? My girlfriend and i have all the touristy things booked already so apart from that i just said id pitch it to you guys seeing as ye are living/based there 24/7.

    I really appreciate any advice you have to offer and would love to meetup and maybe play with some of you guys while im there. Only 3wks now, cant friggin wait! Shame i missed you lot at PAX, but theres always next year! [img]

    *Disclaimer* The sheer awesomeness of this post has brought to you by DRUMMING GOD, Danny Carey!

    With the recent rumours and the will they or wont they join the alimuni of the new guitar hero, it took a recent press release from Activision to break the news to their investors and put this saga to an end.

    "The game will also feature an all-new venue designed in collaboration with the band and highlighting the art style that has become a staple in their music videos, live shows and album artwork."


    So we get Vicarious, Schism and Parabola! This is great news as i can finally put the speculation to bed and now look forward to picking up this game even MOAR!

    Full Press Release:

    Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Artists Sting and Tool to Rock in Guitar Hero(R) World Tour

    Oh and Sting lent his look and voice....Annnnyyway...

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