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on: August 16, 2015, 06:08:04 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by sengin
Relevance: 69.1%
I went a few months ago and played on the DDR Extreme machine.  They were the best taken care of pads I'd ever played on.  I've never played on a DDR machine where the pads had some spring to them!  Usually only on well taken care of ITG2 dedicabs.
 
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on: January 19, 2014, 05:18:00 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by OrangeChicken
Relevance: 63.2%
I was here today. God the pads on the majority of the machines are shit! No kidding, I think I really have grown way too attached to ACME's ultimately-modded ITG.
Only the SuperNova 2 machine was DECENT.
 
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on: January 05, 2014, 12:29:45 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Davyn
Relevance: 63%
Do any of the DDR machines here have ITG hacked on them?
Check the first post to see what games there are. It's accurate.


Played popn here the other night. The volume is really loud and the buttons are good except for left green, got a few misses from it.
 
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on: January 05, 2014, 02:28:45 AM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by OrangeChicken
Relevance: 63%
Does anyone recommend this place for a birthday hangout, or should I just stick with ACME?

Do any of the DDR machines here have ITG hacked on them?
 
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on: May 20, 2013, 11:16:08 AM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Keby
Relevance: 61%
I don't know if your into ITG or Pump for that matter, but it's highly suggested you go other places like ACME bowl because gameworks either never fixes machines or takes decades to fix them.
 
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on: October 01, 2011, 12:18:08 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by eps21
Relevance: 55.1%
Well I had nice couple of chats with the lead tech Richard, and another cool one Ely. Long story short, they worked on the X2 pads a bit, and we got the 2nd unlock code on there! They're still bad but they ordered 32 new sensors for it, so hopefully it'll be playable for a little while after they install those. It's pretty much the fate of the Betson cab for DDRX and X2 though as theyre way worse and cheaper than the old cabinets.

In other news, the headphone jack was broken for a while in T2 but a new replacement mobo is on the way, and the Pop'n buttons are working great now. I'd like to see an ITG cab there someday too since the DDR presence is way over saturated there. If any of you guys feel this way too let em know! I think they'll seriously consider it there's enough demand for it, it could easily replace their SN1 since they have a good working SN2 there already IMO

Its good to know their lead tech and a couple other guys seem to genuinely care for people like us, and they deserve some credit considering all the other machines they have to maintain and fix as well. The story I got though is that some of the other techs are more lazy though, and probably the experience most of you all got when those guys work on pads and stuff there :/
 
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on: October 01, 2011, 02:13:18 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by sfxazure
Relevance: 55.1%
Well I had nice couple of chats with the lead tech Richard, and another cool one Ely. Long story short, they worked on the X2 pads a bit, and we got the 2nd unlock code on there! They're still bad but they ordered 32 new sensors for it, so hopefully it'll be playable for a little while after they install those. It's pretty much the fate of the Betson cab for DDRX and X2 though as theyre way worse and cheaper than the old cabinets.

In other news, the headphone jack was broken for a while in T2 but a new replacement mobo is on the way, and the Pop'n buttons are working great now. I'd like to see an ITG cab there someday too since the DDR presence is way over saturated there. If any of you guys feel this way too let em know! I think they'll seriously consider it there's enough demand for it, it could easily replace their SN1 since they have a good working SN2 there already IMO

Its good to know their lead tech and a couple other guys seem to genuinely care for people like us, and they deserve some credit considering all the other machines they have to maintain and fix as well. The story I got though is that some of the other techs are more lazy though, and probably the experience most of you all got when those guys work on pads and stuff there :/

There are plenty of ITG cabs in the area already.  Fiesta EX, on the other hand, is nowhere to be found.
 
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on: October 03, 2011, 09:49:33 AM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by ancsik
Relevance: 55.1%
There are plenty of ITG cabs in the area already.  Fiesta EX, on the other hand, is nowhere to be found.

Gameworks, being a heavily corporate group, is probably not that likely to pursue a game that can only be bought used and was produced by a now-defunct company.  Regardless of the techs' opinions, usually someone higher up the chain will see that as too risky a purchase - they might have gone for a used cabinet if there was still some kind of support you could get from Roxor (they passed support onto some other company after they settled with Konami, and that company no longer exists).  Even if they got a machine despite the risks they see there, they definitely wouldn't allow nonstandard content, since hacking the machine would be seen as risky, plus most of the custom content out there is copyrighted (so USB customs would not be enabled) - being a subsidiary of a pretty large company, they're visible enough that they actually have to worry about lawsuits.

Fiesta EX would be more appealing to them, since it's legal and currently supported.  It would be more welcome to serious players, too, since even if players really wanted to see more ITG in the area, Gameworks would not be a good place for it.

Then again, even when their machines were consistently better, Gameworks was always a terrible place for serious play.  No outside drinks (not sure how much they enforce this rule for water bottles, but a bottle would last me no more than two or three sets), no drinking fountain (so even if you had a bottle, you can't refill it), and the vending machine (if they still have one) was always jammed - unless you're old enough to go up to the bar and wait for the half a dozen people in front of you, you can't get water.  Pump and ITG would be very impractical games - at least for me - under these conditions.
 
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on: October 03, 2011, 11:15:48 AM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Keby
Relevance: 55.1%
Then again, even when their machines were consistently better, Gameworks was always a terrible place for serious play.  No outside drinks (not sure how much they enforce this rule for water bottles, but a bottle would last me no more than two or three sets), no drinking fountain (so even if you had a bottle, you can't refill it), and the vending machine (if they still have one) was always jammed - unless you're old enough to go up to the bar and wait for the half a dozen people in front of you, you can't get water.  Pump and ITG would be very impractical games - at least for me - under these conditions.

There's a drinking fountain by the upstairs bathrooms.
Also they check for water bottles? I guess they never cared to notice for the 2 years I played DDR there heavily.
 
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on: March 09, 2011, 11:02:07 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by manyminimoos
Relevance: 50.6%
I figured I'd comment in this thread.

I played on... I dunno, Wednesday maybe?  Last week. 

To me, the pads feel almost identical to the X cab.  The overall lag is the same, just the typical HD lag just like X was.  Is the cabinet really all that different?  Of course, I never really had a problem with X (back when the pads worked, anyway).  The bar is pretty short.  It's shorter than other DDR games.

What's going to happen is the same as what happens with every new dancing game -- it comes out and everyone thinks it's the best thing ever, then since it's gameworks, the pads will start to go bad and then it's the worst game ever.  But I digress.

Songlist appeals to me since it has IIDX songs and I'm a IIDX player.  More importantly, the charts.  I like both DDR and ITG style charts, and X2 really kinda finds a happy medium in it.  The charts are, for the majority of the songs I played, very very fun.  There's songs like second heaven challenge (14 = easy 10 / very hard 9 in old DDR mix ratings) that have 16th note based rhythms, and then you have simpler charts for the -- guess what -- the licenses that should appeal to the less hardcore crowd.  It's a good game.  I can't wait for unlocks for some more IIDX songs. 

By the way kevin (gorrum) why are you so good at kimono princess.  It was like, way better than your scores on other songs, haha. 
 
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on: January 25, 2010, 06:14:56 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by NSX
Relevance: 41.3%
ddr provides me with a good warm up for itg, because I like to no-bar ddr songs and its fun. I like both games as they are. Really the only thing I hated about itg was the MINES! haha
 
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on: January 25, 2010, 05:02:32 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Keby
Relevance: 41.3%
Haha ah ok. Yeah, that is probably the ultimate irony.
I don't know, I still like ITG for the challenge it provides, it's just DDR's songs are just so much more fun to play.
In other words. I FUCKIN love Eurobeat. There, I admit it.
 
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on: January 25, 2010, 01:00:58 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Suko
Relevance: 41.3%
No, I was saying that I came across as an asshat years back. I was too anti-ITG, which was certainly not a popular stance to have in '07.

Ironically, I now own a ITG2 dedicab. lol.
 
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on: January 25, 2010, 11:11:21 AM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Suko
Relevance: 41.3%
If you can't *** 15 footers, your not considered good anymore. Which is complete BS.

I was a huge DDR fanboy back-in-the-day, and I realize now that I was kind of just acting like an idiot. However, I remember making a lot of posts about what Keby just said and everyone practically called me an asshat.

[BEGIN RANT]

This was in early '07 and I saw people entering the game who went straight toward Pandemonium expert and ignored what I considered to be the most basic fundamentals of dance games. They were relying almost entirely on the bar, youthful energy, and excessive amounts of stamina to plow through 12's and 13's with the most god-awful form and technique I've ever seen.

Since then, I've conceded that ITG is the superior machine and game engine, but I can't say that it's created the most likable players. Those who  play exclusively ITG do seem to have a very elitist, almost asshole-like air around them.

They fail to see AAA's as viable achievements worth praise. This is ridiculous, because most ITG players I know can barely get a handful of AAAs on any version of DDR (Gerrak, is a welcome exception to this).

I love some ITG customs like Tricky Disco and Lucky, but most custom charts are just 1/16th note runs, and that is way more boring than any 8 step on DDR.

[END RANT]
 
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on: January 24, 2010, 04:11:17 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by BLueSS
Relevance: 41.3%
I don't like to think of myself as an "ITG fanboy"
But you still are. Smiley Not that it's bad, but lots of us still like playing DDR instead of ITG. Better songs, better doubles charts. And since song preference will always be up to the player's preference, that's why we have both games.

You fund ITG, and each of us can fund the ones we like to play. Smiley If all of my dollars could go to Bill, I'd highly prefer that. I go to Gameworks (very occasionally) because I still have my card from the switchover in points, and it's more convenient for my location.
 
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on: January 24, 2010, 02:58:13 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Keby
Relevance: 41.3%

ITG has become one long endurance run that is no longer attractive to me. That's not to say it's a bad game, because it isn't by a long shot. It's just that my interest in it has dropped. A LOT. I starred pandemonium over my winter break and realized "wow. . . .I'm no longer having fun with this game, it's become a chore to me." Games should NEVER become a chore in my opinion.
This is the one reason why quite a few players are leaving ITG, is because it has become elitist. If you can't *** 15 footers, your not considered good anymore. Which is complete BS.

what I find the most amazing is that I always thought I'd just play ITG and never go back to DDR. Here I am proving myself wrong.

 
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on: January 24, 2010, 01:56:00 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by Gerrak
Relevance: 41.3%
Why you guys playing the hell out of DDR at gameworks and not ITG anymore anyway. They're fun to play but the songs are really mediocre at best and the charts are easy unless you just like bar raping 8s and 9s for AAAs or not bar raping them for no workout at all. I don't like to think of myself as an "ITG fanboy" but its basically a better game all around and people seem to be playing less and less... And Bill actually maintains his pads too Tongue
 
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on: August 31, 2007, 06:06:56 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by straightedge
Relevance: 24.4%
yeah i made the mistake of playing usa one day. it's pretty horrible. that was when there machines were out in front and extreme wasnt working for like months. i do agree with the whole swap out usa with itg2. that would be pretty awesome...
 
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on: January 31, 2007, 05:08:23 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by KiDo.LuKE
Relevance: 1.4%
Quote from: "manyminimoos"
Faxx is harder than quite a handful of 12s on ITG, honestly.  It's up there.

agreed like vertex and go 60 go
 
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on: January 31, 2007, 03:57:41 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by manyminimoos
Relevance: 1.4%
Faxx is harder than quite a handful of 12s on ITG, honestly.  It's up there.
 
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on: January 31, 2007, 08:31:28 AM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by ancsik
Relevance: 1.3%
Quote from: "KiDo.LuKE"
that would be sick! DDR ITG and PIU all in one convenient nice looking location with 24hr technition......*drolls on keyboard*


You mean Acme before PIU was pulled before low income?  Because even if GW had all three machines, they definitely don't have a 24 hour technician.  They have three guys who try to look like they know what they're doing as they stomp on the panels until the IO test reports the sensors have triggered.  When one fails to trigger... they stomp harder.  Plus I'd prefer if my PIU came came without the 150% Gameworks tax.

Also, Tyrg is right about the fanboys.  Sakuracon 2006 was an amazing proof of this fact; Foy played Driven Intense with 4 or 5 extra mods added for a crowd, the response at the end was "hey, that's cool and all... but I'm going to play Daikenkai now."  Same thing happened any time anyone did anything to show off to a crowd.  A lot of people have heard about Jerrad's video from the middle of the night (3am, IIRC), where he filmed the arcades lines... one person (me probably) on Pop'n, Mark and Val over by ITG, couple people at the other 3 games and 20 people in line for DDR Extreme.
 
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on: January 30, 2007, 06:46:37 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by KiDo.LuKE
Relevance: 1%
Quote from: "Davyn"
They should get a pump FX cabinet. Then I'd go all the time. Actually I think I emailed them about it, haha.

that would be sick! DDR ITG and PIU all in one convenient nice looking location with 24hr technition......*drolls on keyboard*
 
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on: January 30, 2007, 03:28:33 PM  Top
Started by KevinDDR, Message by KiDo.LuKE
Relevance: 1%
they should either make the extreme or usa machine a ITG2 cab........anyone with me on this? we would also get new sensors too  Cheesy
 
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