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« Reply #160 on: October 10, 2004, 04:12:52 AM »

I can pretty much guarantee you that sjsharks and aussie77 will be here soon.  

Does anyone have Kasey's email?
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« Reply #161 on: October 10, 2004, 04:13:27 AM »

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Hi guys.

<--- Newbie - Posts: 1

This is so depressing.

I was already having a really bad week as a PC gaming nut because my local Gamestop dismantled their PC section and stuck it on a tiny, pathetic metal rack in the middle of the store. When the store opened, they had all the PC game boxes right at the front when you walked in. Over the years, they moved the section into the back corner on 3 shelves, then 2, then 1. Tolerable since the boxes shrunk, but hardly desirable.

Now, as of last week, I have to browse new PC games by their spines (ugh) and all the boxes are empty (double ugh). I bought Port Royale 2 (tons of fun by the way) and they made me wait like a shmuck while they went to the storage room and got the box contents and put them in then handed me a mangled box. It looked like they sliced open the plastic sticker on top with a rusty tuna can. I collect boxes!

Meanwhile the walls of the store are filled with console games. Fucking used gameboy games are sitting where my new PC titles used to sit. So now, on that very same week, I (might have) lost my favorite PC gaming forum (I think I had in the neighborhood of 14,000 posts over there) and I'm forced to join... wait for it... CONSOLE Gold.

Huge <sigh>. Really bad confluence of events.

God knows I love console games, but they're a distant second to PC gaming which will always be #1 in my heart.

If no good news surfaces re:GG and we all end up migrating over here, I guess I'll get used to it. But right now, I don't wanna. All I wanna do is whine and pout.  frown

On the plus side, it's good to have a new batch of smilies to work with. My favorite is this catbutt with dangly turd:  :idea:  

Also on the plus side, it's great to see Mr. Fed!


Y'know, that sounds like the Gamestop where I was at the other day, except I couldn't find PC games -at all-.  EB at least has about 12 feet of computer software available.  

Makes me wonder if it's a corporate thing with Gamestop, or if you're near where I am smile
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« Reply #162 on: October 10, 2004, 04:17:58 AM »

I have 4 game stops within 15 minute drives and all of them ditched their pc games. Right after Max Payne 2 shipped as a remember. I was the last pc game they got in.  They have none, and carry none. Their web site carries them and at the moment, they seem to have the best record of delivering new releases as soon as possible.
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« Reply #163 on: October 10, 2004, 04:18:40 AM »

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OK, we've got Triggercut, TScott, Morton and Capt. Caveman. That should ensure that I find out about every single decent album thatever gets released. I tried to calculate how much money I've spent on Triggercut's recommendations alone, and it was depressing. You owe me some serious money, man. I still wish Rumpy and Kelric show up to keep me informed about all things Celtic.


I'd add T-Dub to that list (among others) and I've noticed he ain't here yet. I emailed him a couple hours ago but I'm not 100% sure the email address I had for him is still current.

And I HEARD DAT on the Triggercut $$$. I think he should pay us back with an insider tip on a horse race so we can all win big. biggrin

Speaking of winning big, I hit the new Borgata Casino in Atlantic City last weekend on a pre-fatherhood bachelor party for a friend expecting twins later this month. I was planning to gamble with $100 but I ended up losing that plus an extra $40 on the craps table. (First time playing craps. I had no idea what I was doing. Might as well have flushed my money down the toilet. It would have taken longer and been more fun to watch.) Then, hours later, I cheated and took out another $100 planning to place it all on one hand of blackjack and, win or lose, call it a night.

My friend Mike caught me at the cash machine ($3 fees! WTF!) and after I told him the plan he got out his ATM card, drunkenly mentioned something about solidarity, and withdrew $100 to play on the same hand. Mike was already down $1,000 for the night.

Side story: Mike had spent over $20,000 on an engagement ring just that morning which was very good/very bad timing for a trip to Atlantic City. He said the $1,000 he lost felt like just a drop in the bucket in comparison. After buying the ring, Mike had already had three beers and a quick visit to a Times Square strip club before we departed... at noon. biggrin biggrin

So we placed our bets. The dealer threw us a king which we thought was pretty good but not as good as the ace that followed. We lit up like Christmas trees and took our $500 to the redemption window and felt much better about the whole evening. That put me at plus $10 for the night (WOO HOO!) which I took to the gift shop and spent on a pink stuffed sheep for Amelia.
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« Reply #164 on: October 10, 2004, 04:27:22 AM »

It'll take some getting used to this place if this is the new "home" for us GG folk. I don't consider myself one of the well known names but I am comforted a bit by seeing all the familiar names that are over here.
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« Reply #165 on: October 10, 2004, 04:42:27 AM »

This is incredibly morbid, but I spent a few minutes searching the obituaries over at indystar.com. As far as I can tell, they have no records of anyone named LaPorte dying since 1993. They may not have a comprehensive list, but it gives me a little hope that whatever's going on isn't as bad as I had feared.
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« Reply #166 on: October 10, 2004, 05:03:40 AM »

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This is incredibly morbid, but I spent a few minutes searching the obituaries over at indystar.com.


You weren't the only one who did that. No one's heard from him, I think asking that question is a legitimate course of action.
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« Reply #167 on: October 10, 2004, 05:15:32 AM »

What Jeff said. Only means that you care.
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« Reply #168 on: October 10, 2004, 05:23:52 AM »

Strom from GG here :shock:  <love that face!
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« Reply #169 on: October 10, 2004, 05:25:10 AM »

This is my favorite ->  retard
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« Reply #170 on: October 10, 2004, 05:25:30 AM »

Awesome story, rrmorton.  Makes the wait for my January return to the blackjack tables in Vegas even more unbearable!
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« Reply #171 on: October 10, 2004, 05:26:46 AM »

Hey guys and gals,

Rich if you're out there, I hope this is a glitch and that you are okay!

Take care
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« Reply #172 on: October 10, 2004, 05:27:41 AM »

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I have room and bandwidth available on my hosting server. I'm hoping Stephen has the necessary authority to get the data from ev1 and move it over.

I doubt this could happen until the 15th given his other obligations.


Rip, wasn't there at least a partial backup made of the GG content sometime back? Or did that ever make it past discussion?


There was a backup made but it was a few month's ago. Just before Bill departed.
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« Reply #173 on: October 10, 2004, 05:28:17 AM »

Amelia's got a pretty cool dad. Maybe next time he goes to AC, he'll win enough money to buy her a pony. A pink one, of course.
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« Reply #174 on: October 10, 2004, 05:33:34 AM »

Hi all, here's another refugee washed ashore. At least now we can complete the unholy trinity of Ravens. Muhahahaha! :twisted:

I wholeheartedly echo the sentiments of most everyone else here - sadness for the loss of GG (if permanent), best wishes for Rich, and gratitude to the CG staff and community for being so patient and understanding. Hopefully the GG community can live on, even if in another form.
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« Reply #175 on: October 10, 2004, 06:16:20 AM »

*zzzzzzzzzzzzz* *snort* Huh? Wha?

I must have drank one too many.. this kinda looks like the old place.. but brighter.. much too bright...

Oh well.. back to my alcohol induced delusions.
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« Reply #176 on: October 10, 2004, 07:57:30 AM »

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*zzzzzzzzzzzzz* *snort* Huh? Wha?

I must have drank one too many.. this kinda looks like the old place.. but brighter.. much too bright...

Oh well.. back to my alcohol induced delusions.


/me makes Chauf another martini
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« Reply #177 on: October 10, 2004, 09:19:14 AM »

Hi! I was Rashgallivak at GG but I doubt anyone remembers me.

I felt so empty when I couldn't access GG but now that most of you seem to be here everything is fine.
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« Reply #178 on: October 10, 2004, 10:17:31 AM »

Well, since you asked, here is another Lord. I'll probably just continue lurking anyway.  smile
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« Reply #179 on: October 10, 2004, 11:01:52 AM »

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Tals saying hi to the other GG regulars  biggrin

I hope that if GG has gonre, the actual forums can be resurrected elsewhere - loads of useful stuff - particularly liked the RTW thread that had been developing.

Tals

p.s Avault forums have a thread as well - albeit a whole lot smaller - but its a more PC releated hang out smile

http://forums.avault.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=006006


Actually the GG Rome Total War Faq has been posted here...
http://www.consolegold.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1166

It's even bigger than last time smile


Excellent, i'll add that to my bookmarks. I've no intention of staying here to long - although I appretiate the mods for putting up with. anything other than PC gaming holds zero interest to me i'm afraid.

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« Reply #180 on: October 10, 2004, 11:46:40 AM »

Well I found you guys finally  biggrin

Anyone seen superhiro around?

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« Reply #181 on: October 10, 2004, 01:30:25 PM »

SuperHiro is around.
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« Reply #182 on: October 10, 2004, 01:56:10 PM »

I do wish I had the opportunity to rescue a handful of threads from Gone Gold.  There are some that represented a lot of information.  My Morrowind mod and Game Update threads, the Games Finished thread, a couple of others.  I'd hate to lose those.   If anybody has a recent backup of any of them, let us know.
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« Reply #183 on: October 10, 2004, 02:06:14 PM »

To save the old threads...what about using google's web cache?  It's usually up to date for the most part and goes back a while.
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« Reply #184 on: October 10, 2004, 02:09:45 PM »

I really hope that it's not the end of GG. It's the only forum I've actively paticipated in this year, and it was a great source of information for little known PC games. I'm mainly a PC gamer, and although I enjoy playing the XBox, PC gaming is still my first love.
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« Reply #185 on: October 10, 2004, 02:15:38 PM »

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I do wish I had the opportunity to rescue a handful of threads from Gone Gold.  There are some that represented a lot of information.  My Morrowind mod and Game Update threads, the Games Finished thread, a couple of others.  I'd hate to lose those.   If anybody has a recent backup of any of them, let us know.


You're not kidding. The "Books Read in 2004" thread was how I was planning on finding books for next year!
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« Reply #186 on: October 10, 2004, 02:16:41 PM »

/yawn

/scratch

G'mornin', everybody.  How are we all feeling today?

I registered a while ago but it's really cool to see everyone looking for each other, even if it is in a Romero zombie like way.

Anyone spoken with Bill?  Perhaps he has some insight into the matter?
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« Reply #187 on: October 10, 2004, 02:18:30 PM »

yea, had some nice Kohan 2 threads their to get people on their feet for multiplayer games.

I sure wish we had gotten warning on this, their is alot of info their that I would copy/pasted myself if I knew it was going down.

I am getting ready to build a computer, and all my hardware info on hardware help is GONE!  *sniff*
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« Reply #188 on: October 10, 2004, 02:22:29 PM »

While I lament the death of GoneGold in total, I'm kicking myself for not keeping my own copy of my books read in 2004.  It not only had the list of what I'd finished, but the list of what I was planning to read.  Argh!
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« Reply #189 on: October 10, 2004, 02:22:36 PM »

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« Reply #190 on: October 10, 2004, 02:31:01 PM »

Ok, I'm back in the saddle.  I've only read page 1 of this thread, so I need to catch up.

Let me state right now that we should still have all the relevant files.  Worst case scenario is we have some backups that are a couple of months old (Julyish, I believe).  

So, no matter what happens, all is very much not lost.
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« Reply #191 on: October 10, 2004, 02:31:25 PM »

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To save the old threads...what about using google's web cache?  It's usually up to date for the most part and goes back a while.


Fantastic idea.  Unfortunately, it only seems to have saved the first page of the '800MB of Morrowind Goodness' thread, and I think I put the list on page 2 or 3.  It didn't have anything more recent than February on the Books Read or Finished Games lists.

The only full archive I found was from way back in January.[/url]
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« Reply #192 on: October 10, 2004, 02:35:19 PM »

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OK, we've got Triggercut, TScott, Morton and Capt. Caveman. That should ensure that I find out about every single decent album thatever gets released. I tried to calculate how much money I've spent on Triggercut's recommendations alone, and it was depressing. You owe me some serious money, man. I still wish Rumpy and Kelric show up to keep me informed about all things Celtic.


I'd add T-Dub to that list (among others) and I've noticed he ain't here yet. I emailed him a couple hours ago but I'm not 100% sure the email address I had for him is still current.

Thanks for the email, Rob. Oh, and GA as well. Much obliged, gents.

Oh, and I'm going by tswright. And no, Mort, it's not a case of hero worship. Tongue
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« Reply #193 on: October 10, 2004, 02:37:06 PM »

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While I lament the death of GoneGold in total, I'm kicking myself for not keeping my own copy of my books read in 2004.  It not only had the list of what I'd finished, but the list of what I was planning to read.  Argh!

I'm hearing that. Not that it was a competition or anything but I felt like I was winning or near the top. Eat it, those who don't have the abundance of free time that comes with being a university student!
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« Reply #194 on: October 10, 2004, 02:51:58 PM »

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Hi! I was Rashgallivak at GG but I doubt anyone remembers me.


Well, sir, you're wrong. I remember you and I'm sure a lot of others do as well. Who could forget a name like Rashigavailaakak? (hehe, sorry, jk)

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Tals, don't leave man. You might've missed some posts by the mods here, but if it happens that GG is kaput, they've said that not only will they be adding a PC gaming forum for us, they're likely to broaden the scope of the entire site to include PC games.  So like, don't leave, ok? smile How can you leave a site that's willing to ban DS on sight?  :lol:
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« Reply #195 on: October 10, 2004, 03:11:33 PM »

I'm afraid the only  "consoles" I own are two old Gameboys(not the advanced ones either). A big one and a small one and about a dozen games.
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« Reply #196 on: October 10, 2004, 03:21:03 PM »

Wha Happen?

Hey all,  got an email that said to find many good folk here.  Than I realized that many GG'ers are here and I came by anyway. Tongue
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« Reply #197 on: October 10, 2004, 03:26:43 PM »

Has anyone seen BobM?
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« Reply #198 on: October 10, 2004, 03:40:11 PM »

(Cross-posted for ease of use)

Not to worry folks, the landscape will change and there will be a place for PC discussions and a place for console discussions.  There are plans to ADD PC, not to let PC take over.  I'll let a few cats out of the bag, all of which are based on GG not coming back of course:

1.) Expand the forums into pretty much what GG had and seperate PC and consoles.  We need to evaluate some forums like R&P (it seems religion was the big offender for most people...maybe we trial run without religion?)
2.) Expand our backend database to encompass PC. (Have you guys looked at OUR Gold Guide?)  Take a sample: http://www.consolegold.com/GameInfo/game/1352.html
3.) (still in the thought bubble stage, need to discuss with Eldon) Work on filtering system to filter news for PC or the various consoles
4.) Hire staff to cover PC gaming news in a way it hasn't been covered on the front page of GG for a long long time.
5.) Restart PC reviews
6.) Restart PC previews

If we do that, we'll have a lot of work ahead of us, but I think it'll pay off in the long run.
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« Reply #199 on: October 10, 2004, 03:44:25 PM »

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Has anyone seen BobM?
I just emailed him.

...Unless he's going by a different username. (Which hopefully isn't the case. I only have enough room in my brain to remember one updated moniker and the artist formerly known as T-Dub has taken it already in a blatant display of hero worship.)
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