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Problems with Wii "Rock Band" already

I can only hope that this is an isolated incident. After all, there is no way that anyone can expect every item that comes off an assembly line to be in perfect condition. But unfortunately my kicker/bass drum pedal is not working. The rest of the drums are working fine, but the kick pedal - alas! - was flatlined right out of the box. Although this is not definitive, I also connected a multimeter to the plug and pressed the pedal several times HARD with no change on the meter at all. sigh I've already created a hardware/warranty incident with EA.

So, I don't know who else has bought this for the Wii; but considering the widely-reported issues with other Rock Band hardware, I can't say that this whole thing comes as a surprise to me.

The game itself is pretty good, though. I like some of the features that Guitar Hero III doesn't have, such as the solo points for certain songs and the bonus points for perfect solo play in other songs. Some of the songs are ... well, I'm not going to comment about that because I still have a significant number of songs to go through. I would love to say how much better the drums are when compared to Guitar Hero III (yes, that's a joke), but right now the drums are just about on par.

So, I figured that I would give everyone else a head's up to this in case this because a second wave of EA hardware problems.
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About John Bone of us since 1:15 AM on 11.26.2006

As one of the oldest members of Dtoid, (I'm already over the big 4-0) I've been gaming since the Atari 2600 was a brand new item, and thousands of my teenage hours were dedicated to gaming on the Commodore 64 and messing around with the new 300-baud modems. (That's .00003 of a megabit per second, for those of you who only know broadband.)

I'm proud to say that I'm a member of the first-generation of gamers, and I still use my PC and each of the three current-gen consoles regularly -- and not for "casual" games. Bring on the hard-core FPS and 3PS! I want to shoot something!

So, I give a big PHUCK YOU!!! to anyone who thinks that video games are for kids! As far as I'm concerned, they haven't been for kids for over 20 years.

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