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I’m not a gamer. Never really have been, though I did buy a PS3 about 8-10 years ago to play NHL 13 - which itself was because of the nostalgia of having played the very first NHL 93 as a kid. My son played NHL 17 or something at a friend’s house recently, and caught the bug though.

So what would be a good option for a console that you could play any of the recent NHL games on? I don’t want the very latest or anything, but I’m really out of my depth here. 
Cheers!

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25 minutes ago, Lucky Pucker said:

I’m not a gamer. Never really have been, though I did buy a PS3 about 8-10 years ago to play NHL 13 - which itself was because of the nostalgia of having played the very first NHL 93 as a kid. My son played NHL 17 or something at a friend’s house recently, and caught the bug though.

So what would be a good option for a console that you could play any of the recent NHL games on? I don’t want the very latest or anything, but I’m really out of my depth here. 
Cheers!

An xbox one will get you nhl 15 through nhl 22 and possibly a couple older titles

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1 hour ago, Lucky Pucker said:

I’m not a gamer. Never really have been, though I did buy a PS3 about 8-10 years ago to play NHL 13 - which itself was because of the nostalgia of having played the very first NHL 93 as a kid. My son played NHL 17 or something at a friend’s house recently, and caught the bug though.

So what would be a good option for a console that you could play any of the recent NHL games on? I don’t want the very latest or anything, but I’m really out of my depth here. 
Cheers!

You've got two console options for NHL games: PlayStation, and XBox. In terms of "bang for your buck" you get *far* more out of an XBox with a Game Pass subscription. $9.99USD per month, and you have access to Microsoft's entire game catalogue. If you don't care about PlayStation exclusive titles, there's not much reason to get a PlayStation.

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On 8/20/2021 at 10:55 AM, CJ Boiss said:

You've got two console options for NHL games: PlayStation, and XBox. In terms of "bang for your buck" you get *far* more out of an XBox with a Game Pass subscription. $9.99USD per month, and you have access to Microsoft's entire game catalogue. If you don't care about PlayStation exclusive titles, there's not much reason to get a PlayStation.

EA Play with Gamepass is a wicked value proposition for people who casually play games. But, if you're just solely about sport games, it doesn't matter which console you choose since EA Play is on both.

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2 hours ago, coopaloop1234 said:

@Lucky Pucker in case you don't know what EA Play is, it's a streaming service for EA games. Here's the list of available games for the Xbox One: https://www.ea.com/ea-play/games-xbox-one

If you like sport games, it's a no brainer.

This might work. I need to have options for my daughter as well, but at a glance there might be some in EAs catalog.

So XBoxOne… I’ll have to have a look-see

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2 minutes ago, Lucky Pucker said:

This might work. I need to have options for my daughter as well, but at a glance there might be some in EAs catalog.

So XBoxOne… I’ll have to have a look-see

I'd check out the second hand market too. Since the Series X/S came out back in November, there will be a lot of people wanting to sell off their old consoles and generally with games/accessories too.

Since you're ok with the previous generation, you can pick up a wicked deal for cheap.

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1 minute ago, coopaloop1234 said:

I'd check out the second hand market too. Since the Series X/S came out back in November, there will be a lot of people wanting to sell off their old consoles and generally with games/accessories too.

Since you're ok with the previous generation, you can pick up a wicked deal for cheap.

Yeah, that’s what I’m hoping- but as it would be a birthday gift for the kid, it should probably be new - even if old.

I think it will be fun for him to have another way to be better than his old man: he’s already smarter, better looking, a better athlete…  All I have left over him is height, weight, and income - and the clock is ticking on those things. 

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1 minute ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Yeah, that’s what I’m hoping- but as it would be a birthday gift for the kid, it should probably be new - even if old.

I think it will be fun for him to have another way to be better than his old man: he’s already smarter, better looking, a better athlete…  All I have left over him is height, weight, and income - and the clock is ticking on those things. 

You know, if he plays enough video games he'll lose those three he has on you. ;)

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On 8/20/2021 at 2:03 PM, seagoal said:

BTW the trailer for the new NHL game just dropped like a day or two ago.  Austin Matthews on the cover and of course....the first time Seattle Kraken is in a game. I'll probably buy this one

 

Woah - did you see the board advertisements? Brian’s, Warrior, CCM, Bauer… and a few made-up ones, like “Vaughn” too.

So is there a cheat code in there for the Leafs to continue to perform after game 82…? 

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13 minutes ago, MTH said:

Just buy a Blades of Steel console.

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Now THAT was a hockey video game! Montreal in gold (?), penalties for losing a fight, and penalty shots were slap shots from the blue line. 
Way better than the NES branded “Ice Hockey”.

Fuck, we had it rough growing up when we did, @MTH (I think you’re ‘77-78…? I’m January ‘79… so many of your references are right on the fucking money, as if you grew up down the street from me!)

Oh, and I’m out of reactions - so I owe you a “like”

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2 hours ago, seagoal said:

BTW the trailer for the new NHL game just dropped like a day or two ago.  Austin Matthews on the cover and of course....the first time Seattle Kraken is in a game. I'll probably buy this one

 

This is the first iteration of the NHL series with the Frostbite engine, so hopefully the changes are more noticeable than just updated rosters and a couple new dekes.

That being said, I've played or owned every single EA NHL game (and 2K versions when they were still around) since NHL 93. I buy it yearly to be mostly disappointed. 

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On 8/20/2021 at 3:44 PM, Lucky Pucker said:

Way better than the NES branded “Ice Hockey”.

NES Ice Hockey was cool if you had this controller with the 'Turbo' button. It was a rapid fire version of the regular A/B buttons. So every gun was a machine gun, you could run through all tackles in football, punch rapid fire and in Ice Hockey, you could slash the shit out of anyone and take the puck always.

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