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Other Sports / Re: The 2018-19 NHL Season Thread
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:00:13 AM »
Congratulations to Not Boston for winning the Stanley Cup. :D

Seriously though, the Blues run was impressive...the team was in last place in January (yes, even below teams like the Wings and Hawks who were predicted to suck this season).  :o To end that with the franchise's first Cup? I can respect that.

Added bonus was seeing Bruins shitheel Brad Marchand crying at the end of Game 7. Lol f-ck that guy.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 14, 2019, 11:53:31 PM »
Still haven't pulled the trigger on a single game here yet lol.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 14, 2019, 11:52:20 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!

Not sure how long this will last, but decided to start a MyLeague as the Pistons using a custom roster (which in turn means you have to start from Opening Night and not the offseason) and Player Lock on PG. Will probably sim a good portion of the season so that I can get to the 2019 NBA Offseason and draft, which thanks to a tear in the space/time continuum will feature the 2003 NBA Draft class. As GM of the Pistons, I don't plan on drafting Darko Milicic again.

Currently have PG Reggie Jackson on the trading block, and still, have not decided whether to add C Andre Drummond to that list. Looking to acquire shooters and picks because my team currently has no 2nd round picks the next two seasons (good lord Tom Gores is an idiot).

Just in case you did not realize it you can shorten the season if you want.  I play the shortest season so I can play the games.


I always think about doing this in like MLB, but I'm such a control freak I don't like my players being in games, collecting positive or negative stats, and having 0 control over their performance.

It's only a video game, I shouldn't care so much, and yet.

I'm somewhat the same. I won't shorten the season, but I'm starting to get more to the point where I don't mind focusing on the managing/GM part and simming a good portion of the season out. Once I hit the playoffs (if I hit the playoffs) it's play every single one though. Same thing with NHL and MLB if I ever start up a franchise in those. NFL and NCAA Football are different in the sense that since the seasons are much shorter, I'll play them out.

As for the modes like MyCareer in this, RTTS in MLB though? I'll almost always play them all. Since it's only one player (mine) with skin in the game, I feel more of an attachment (and in an odd way responsibility) to make sure my player is developing as well as he can. This game was the first one in a very long time (MLB 17 maybe?) where I didn't sim out a single appearance: the Prelude, all 82 regular season games and 18 playoff games. The off the court stuff definitely helped as far as the immersion factor went, as did teams (as far as I could tell anyway) playing true to what they do in real life (and let me reiterate again just how much of a nightmare Golden State is to play against). Today was the first time I played with a team other than the Rockets, and it took a bit of time for me to adjust to how the Pistons play. I like that.

MyCareer was an absolute blast for me, especially once I leveled up my PG a bit. I could hold my own against some guards, and if I was matched up on a backup I tended to hold on to the ball more or call for my shot once I knew I was open. Guards I was evenly matched with (Lonzo Ball at the beginning, Jrue Holiday, Kemba Walker later), we could battle back and forth a bit. The elite guards like Steph, Russell Westbrook, Dame Lillard, and Uncle Drew though? I had to be on my game because any letdown typically led to me paying for it. Even when I was on it was more about limiting the damage because those guys were gonna get their points. Loved the challenge.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 14, 2019, 11:22:01 AM »
Thanks for the heads up!

Not sure how long this will last, but decided to start a MyLeague as the Pistons using a custom roster (which in turn means you have to start from Opening Night and not the offseason) and Player Lock on PG. Will probably sim a good portion of the season so that I can get to the 2019 NBA Offseason and draft, which thanks to a tear in the space/time continuum will feature the 2003 NBA Draft class. As GM of the Pistons I don't plan on drafting Darko Milicic again.

Currently have PG Reggie Jackson on the trading block, and still have not decided whether to add C Andre Drummond to that list. Looking to acquire shooters and picks because my team currently has no 2nd round picks the next two seasons (good lord Tom Gores is an idiot).

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Basketball Discussion / Re: 2018/19 Season Thread
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:28:34 AM »
Toronto Raptors win NBA Championship, like everyone predicted. Just bumping this to say that PGs:

Kyle Lowry
Fred VanVleet
Jeremy Lin

Now have a championship ring before Chris Paul has made a Finals appearance. Enjoy the summer! 🤣🤣

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College Ball / Re: Urban Meyer is in deep ****
« on: June 09, 2019, 02:28:23 PM »

One hell of a legacy for migraine boy Urban. 🙄

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 08, 2019, 05:42:13 PM »
Haven't played those either but I thought for sure most of the Clancy games the strength of those was online play. Played the first Division game for a little bit but wasn't all that impressed.

Forgot about Detroit: Become Human, that game really looked interesting last year. for $7.99 I might have to snag that...heard amazing things about Horizon Zero Dawn too and that's only $9.99.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 08, 2019, 05:01:31 AM »
I was looking at Uncharted 4, since Iíve got the other three...but Iím still playing through the first one and that was a year ago lol.
Contemplating MLB 19 and Tekken 7, although since I already have MK11 Iíll probably hold off on the fighting game.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 06, 2019, 05:34:33 PM »
yea I don't do online lol
For 3 bucks, mightiest give it a go

Ah...what I meant was you can find almost any roster you need through the online community there.

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Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:50:52 PM »
One of HBO's best ever.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »
Yep, was expecting the same here.

FYI, this game goes on sale tomorrow on the PSN for $2.99.

$2.99? silly question, but is it worth it? lol

I enjoyed it but YMMV lol. Cheaper than a Starbucks coffee. Online community is pretty robust too so even if MyCareer isn't your thing you can start a season with a whole bunch of customizable options. I almost started one where the draft included members of the 1993 draft class (Chris Webber, Penny Hardaway, etc) along with the draft class of last season. To be fair I didn't even know that was a possibility and I may have stumbled upon it by accident lol. But getting to start a league with players from different years would be awesome.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:57:58 AM »
What, the sale price? Just posted it, Days of Play deals on PSN go live tomorrow.  :)

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:51:34 AM »
Yep, was expecting the same here.

FYI, this game goes on sale tomorrow on the PSN for $2.99.

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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:29:36 AM »
You know what's fun? Dribbling out the clock in a Game 5, your team up by 20 and seconds away from winning an NBA Championship, and then you get a "2KSports is having trouble connecting to the server" before being booted back out to the main menu. Then when you jump back in, the entire game you just played is gone from the system and you're right back at the pregame show before Game 5. Real treat.  >:(  >:(

On the plus side, in the replay of Game 5 I erased the 5 turnovers I had the first time around and the game was pretty much over by halftime.

Yours truly is your NBA Finals MVP for the Houston Rockets, averaging a double-double with 19.8 points and 10.2 assists.

Somewhat disappointing is that once you hit the offseason where it highlights who won awards (Steph Curry was league MVP, while I made All-Rookie Second Team), the game jumps straight to the following season without even highlighting who may have moved around in the offseason. Really hope that's not how it is in other modes as well, because I was really looking forward to trying my hand at MyLeague with some custom rosters and an undecided draft class.

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