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02:35 CST :: 10/28/2009

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Quote (Yeehaw McKickass @ 16:58 CST :: 10/27/2009)
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30 locations that were branded as Pump locations, using Pump cabinets, and weren't Pump games at all.

Walt got my point pretty much dead on. Itg heavy places basically weren't going to touch anything tangentially related to pump otherwise.  Now pump is at least in their mind space.

No it isn't. That style of gameplay and music is in their mind space. That's why those machines appeared (and may have been successful) in those markets in the first place. ITG3 would have been a bigger success in those places than Pro had it existed.

08:20 CST :: 10/28/2009

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During the summer I play down Wildwood on a Pump Pro machine that is sandwiched between two ITG2 machines.  I didn't like Pro at first but it grew on me and it also had some older songs that had been removed from the regular Pump versions, which I liked.  The machine is in perfect condition, the pads are great, the bars are great, and the volume is usually up really loud.  In other words, this is a great location to play (if you don't mind Pro).

I never played ITG before playing Pump (I actually started out playing DDR years ago but then switched to Pump and have preferred it since).  I actually like the ITG songs that are in Pro and I also like the stepcharts for the most part.  I would be happy to play on any good Pump machine, but you take what you can get.  Also, there are still a lot of the great regular Pump songs in Pro.  I will say that if they didn't have these, then I wouldn't like Pro that much.  I love the songs and charts from all the Pump versions.

I do understand why people here don't like Pro and that it possibly did take some business away from the regular Pump versions, although Pump imo is so unpopular in the U.S. anyway that it doesn't really matter in the big scheme of things.  Perhaps the locations that got the Pro machines would never have considered or purchased NXA at all, but that's just speculation on my part.

I have seen a lot of ITG players get into Pump via Pro, not that this is going to make any difference at all to the game's popularity in the U.S., as it's just not going to matter much.  Sadly, Pump is just not popular in the U.S., although you can't walk five feet without tripping over a DDR machine :(

I think if you're into Pump but you dislike/hate Pro and never play it, I wouldn't say you're missing so much.  For the people that are into Pro and dislike/hate the regular Pump versions (no one here I'm sure), I would say they're missing a great deal of course.  For my part, I just wish Pump in general was more popular in the U.S. and that it would be easy to find good machines anywhere.

11:08 CST :: 10/28/2009

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Quote (adonis_minus_20 @ 09:20 CST :: 10/28/2009)
Sadly, Pump is just not popular in the U.S., although you can't walk five feet without tripping over a DDR machine :(

what

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13:00 CST :: 10/28/2009

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Quote (Turkeyslam @ 03:35 CST :: 10/28/2009)
Quote (Yeehaw McKickass @ 16:58 CST :: 10/27/2009)
Quote (Turkeyslam @ 11:54 CST :: 10/27/2009)
30 locations that were branded as Pump locations, using Pump cabinets, and weren't Pump games at all.

Walt got my point pretty much dead on. Itg heavy places basically weren't going to touch anything tangentially related to pump otherwise.  Now pump is at least in their mind space.

No it isn't. That style of gameplay and music is in their mind space. That's why those machines appeared (and may have been successful) in those markets in the first place. ITG3 would have been a bigger success in those places than Pro had it existed.

:smackhead:

Ok, let's just stop this here before it devolves into anything dumber.  Pro did what it was intended to do, and it did it with Andamiro's blessling.  Pro 2 will be fractionally as successful as whatever AM version is coming out will be, just like Pro was against NX/NX2.

17:02 CST :: 10/28/2009

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I just view it as this thing has less content than normal cheaper choice. Why should I buy?

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20:38 CST :: 10/28/2009

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Quote (cpubasic13 @ 11:08 CST :: 10/28/2009)
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Sadly, Pump is just not popular in the U.S., although you can't walk five feet without tripping over a DDR machine :(

what

If Pump is popular in the U.S., then I guess it must be another part of the U.S.  I'm from the Northeast, NJ specifically, and there are maybe two or three Pump machines within an hour and half drive from me, allthough I can go to any arcade within 5 minutes of my place and easily find a DDR machine at every single one :(

21:07 CST :: 10/28/2009

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It's just your part of the country. For example, in New Orleans Pump machines are everywhere yet DDR machines are rare. Though to be fair the United States as a whole isn't a "Pump country".

23:56 CST :: 10/28/2009

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I'm in Florida, and unless you go to like Orlando or busy areas you aren't going to find a DDR machine with ease.

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00:48 CST :: 10/29/2009

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Quote (valius @ 13:04 CST :: 10/26/2009)
Hmmm, according to this, there's supposedly a play test for Pump It Up Pro 2:

http://www.piu-pro.com/

I wonder if this is for real, since I've seen that BGA on Jason Dread's machine.

That is a hacked cab, btw. The BGA is the giveaway.

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00:50 CST :: 10/29/2009

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I'm not sure if this was answered because I don't care enough to read anything but the reason it looks the same is because they're obviously just testing the new Pro 2 songs on a Pro cab, loading them in as addon data (the first shot in that group of 3). The final theme and graphics most likely aren't finished and they don't want to give it away yet.

I still haven't played a Pro so, while I'm pretty much done with Pump as a whole, I'd give that and this (if it comes to fruition) a try.


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