Gretzky NHL 06 – Setting Up for Online Play

Source: IGN
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More and more PSP games are incorporating online play, so the release of Gretzky NHL 06 seemed like a good time to check this feature out for myself.

I wasn’t sure how many folks have had a chance to do this yet, so documenting the process seemed to be a good idea. Here we go.

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First thing is to set up my PSP for online play. I click on the Network settings option from the main menu and choose Infrastructure Mode. I select New Connection and name the local network. I have no clue what the manual WiFi address is so I choose to scan. What? I hit an error message. Oh, I didn’t flick on my wireless connection switch on the side of the PSP. Okay, all fixed. Back to scanning and the PSP has located three signals. Two are from other offices in the building, so I go with the IGN labeled one. Not just anyone can log on so I need to enter the WEP key.

After a few minutes chatting with the IT folks, I get what I need and enter in the code. If I was at home, it would be even quicker to find this out. I choose the easy address setting and save. After a successful test of the signal, I pop in Gretzky. I choose online mode and then infrastructure. I select my saved IGN network setting and now I have to agree to the user agreement. I agree and I’m already online. Nice. I start looking over the menu of available games. Hmmm most of these guys are rated kind of high. Oh, there’s two players with a Rookie rating.

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The first one declines my challenge, but the second one accepts. I choose the L.A. Kings and my opponent picks the Detroit Red Wings. He (I’m going to guess it is a “he’ since his I.D. is B1gBroozer) changes his mind once he realizes how uneven our teams are and goes with the Edmonton Oilers. He’s still got an edge, but it shouldn’t be a romp hopefully. Good sportsmanship on display so far. I’m the home team so we’re playing at the Staples Center. The game is set to two minute quarters, which is a good way to feel out the other player. If you like, you can set up longer matches later.

The game actually flies by quickly and he wins 3-2. I set up a game with 5-minute quarters and he joins me. We split the next two and he leaves shortly after. I had really wanted one more since I considered that first outing a practice match (I mean, 2-minute quarters right?), but it’s just my first time with Gretzky online so it’s fine. I was a bit worried there would be some complications, but the experience went really well.

Source: IGN
Gretzky-nhl-06-online-diary-20051109041246565-000

More and more PSP games are incorporating online play, so the release of Gretzky NHL 06 seemed like a good time to check this feature out for myself.

I wasn’t sure how many folks have had a chance to do this yet, so documenting the process seemed to be a good idea. Here we go.

Gretzky-nhl-06-online-diary-20051109041245534-000

First thing is to set up my PSP for online play. I click on the Network settings option from the main menu and choose Infrastructure Mode. I select New Connection and name the local network. I have no clue what the manual WiFi address is so I choose to scan. What? I hit an error message. Oh, I didn’t flick on my wireless connection switch on the side of the PSP. Okay, all fixed. Back to scanning and the PSP has located three signals. Two are from other offices in the building, so I go with the IGN labeled one. Not just anyone can log on so I need to enter the WEP key.

After a few minutes chatting with the IT folks, I get what I need and enter in the code. If I was at home, it would be even quicker to find this out. I choose the easy address setting and save. After a successful test of the signal, I pop in Gretzky. I choose online mode and then infrastructure. I select my saved IGN network setting and now I have to agree to the user agreement. I agree and I’m already online. Nice. I start looking over the menu of available games. Hmmm most of these guys are rated kind of high. Oh, there’s two players with a Rookie rating.

Gretzky-nhl-06-online-diary-20051109041245878-000

The first one declines my challenge, but the second one accepts. I choose the L.A. Kings and my opponent picks the Detroit Red Wings. He (I’m going to guess it is a “he’ since his I.D. is B1gBroozer) changes his mind once he realizes how uneven our teams are and goes with the Edmonton Oilers. He’s still got an edge, but it shouldn’t be a romp hopefully. Good sportsmanship on display so far. I’m the home team so we’re playing at the Staples Center. The game is set to two minute quarters, which is a good way to feel out the other player. If you like, you can set up longer matches later.

The game actually flies by quickly and he wins 3-2. I set up a game with 5-minute quarters and he joins me. We split the next two and he leaves shortly after. I had really wanted one more since I considered that first outing a practice match (I mean, 2-minute quarters right?), but it’s just my first time with Gretzky online so it’s fine. I was a bit worried there would be some complications, but the experience went really well.

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