http://gamingtrend.com
August 30, 2016, 10:37:55 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 340 341 [342] 343 344 ... 398
13641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Saddam to Be Excuted this Weekend on: December 29, 2006, 02:09:58 PM
According to CNN, US officials have said it will be this weekend.

I seriously doubt this will have any impact on the insurgency or Iraq in general but I could be wrong.  I bet it's televised in Iraq. I wonder if US news will show it or just the aftermath (not because of morbid curiousity but because I wonder how the story will be carried...)

13642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist- The final one for 2006! on: December 29, 2006, 01:10:52 PM
Gears of War tonight.
Maybe some BFMEII

Might also start my 3rd playthrough of Dead Rising.

Elite Beat on the DS- on the last mission.
13643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo DS Lite New Years sale- 85 bucks.. on: December 29, 2006, 01:09:26 PM
Tell CheapyD I said hello.
13644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Broken? on: December 28, 2006, 07:54:28 PM

Quote from: drake113 on December 28, 2006, 07:34:38 PM

No, it only requires an internet connection if you try to play the single player campaign with a player profile that has an XBox Live account tied to it.  I don't know why, exactly, but the advice I got from Microsoft Tech Support was to simply create a offline account, and that worked fine. I'm actually more upset by the fact that there's not any sort of notification that this is the problem-- no error message or anything.  It just refuses to work with no explanation, which is a very amateur hour mistake in what is otherwise a spectacularly polished and professional game.

Well that is just preposterous.
13645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DM of the Rings - LOTR if it were a D&D campaign on: December 28, 2006, 07:52:17 PM
That is really really good. XIII is fabulous!
13646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Broken? on: December 28, 2006, 06:53:01 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 28, 2006, 06:51:45 PM

Wait a second. Gears of War requires an internet connection just to play the SP campaign? If so, that gets a big 50 DKP MINUS in my book. Are all 360 games like that or just this one?

I didn't actually try to play minus the ethernet connection, but my presumption is that it would work fine without it.  But I guess if you're connected, it searches for something...and that something was unavailable last night so there was no joy in mudsville.
13647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The 'no receipt' return. Ethical or Theivery on: December 28, 2006, 05:50:59 PM
Is it unethical to purchase something at an online retailer and then return it at a B&M store for store credit valued at more than what was originally paid?

Stores like Walmart, BB, Target and a host of others I'm sure, have the 'no receipt return' policy where if you show your driver's license they'll give you store credit. Typically, as with BB and Target, you get one per 365 days. With Walmart I believe it's 2.

Theoretically, it's a win win as the return to company gets the merchandise  + the store credit - the item(s) purchased with the store credit which are sold at markup. Returnee gets the amount returned for - amount paid.

As these policies are in place, presumably for patrons returning gifts that were purchased without a gift receipt etc, is doing the above a violation of that policy and or general ethical constraints?

The limitations mentioned above limit abuse, but is using the policy in such a way wrong?
13648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Know What's Great About Xbox Live? on: December 28, 2006, 02:31:48 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 28, 2006, 12:40:20 PM

In fact I have a couple of people on there that I would call close friends and I have never spoken to them outside of Xbox Live. 

I feel the same way about you!  unibrow
13649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War Broken? on: December 28, 2006, 02:28:43 PM

Quote from: drake113 on December 28, 2006, 07:58:07 AM


Actually, it's worse than that.  Since there was no sort of notification that the problem was caused by XBox Live, I assumed that the fact that I couldn't load my single player campaign was caused by a faulty save game file

Me too so I tried to start a new campaign.  It didn't take and I knew something was up.  I hope my original campaign on Insane is still in tact.
13650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gears of War Broken? on: December 28, 2006, 03:34:51 AM
Ike and I were gonna play coop tonight. I can't start a new game in SP either coop or regular.

There are also NO games going on to join in MP land.

Any news?
13651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gerald Ford Has Died on: December 27, 2006, 11:44:53 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on December 27, 2006, 09:40:15 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 27, 2006, 08:01:42 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on December 27, 2006, 07:38:35 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 27, 2006, 07:31:18 PM

I respect your opinion and agree with it to a certain extent, but I think I already acknowledged that we haven't been saints as far as geopolitics goes. I don't recall saying we were the pinnacle of virtue. :slywink:
I'd like you to say "both sides (in the cold war) sucked."

They sucked in that they nearly destroyed our planet. Nuclear Weapons are a scourge, scare me to death, and should be banned.

Quote from: jblank on December 27, 2006, 06:40:44 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 27, 2006, 06:35:35 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 27, 2006, 06:31:18 PM

Communism was possibly the greatest non-threat the world has ever faced.

I've always been astonished by how many lives and nations were destroyed fighting that non-threat.

Ask the people who lived under it if it was a non-threat.

Exactly. Tell Sakharov, the other dissidents, or the millions that died under Communism that it was a "non-threat".
Do you also care about those millions who have died under the US's watchful (and approving) eyes? Or do those somehow have to be explained in context?

Clearly, you are spouting Communist Propaganda.
13652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3's at Best Buy this Sunday on: December 27, 2006, 11:41:20 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 27, 2006, 07:35:47 PM

I completely missed the point of Hetz's post.

Yes. Yes you did.

Oh and:

Quote from: ATB
These threads are getting old.

Yes. Yes they are. Is the official GT cooling off period over yet?
13653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Trailer #1 on: December 27, 2006, 08:34:41 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on December 27, 2006, 07:34:36 PM

I'm intrigued: who/what is the most powerful entity in the Marvel universe?  The Beyonder (who iirc was an entire existence/universe unto himself)?

For the uninitated, could whoever answers the question please give a bit of detail about who these folks are?
13654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gerald Ford Has Died on: December 27, 2006, 08:30:41 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 27, 2006, 08:01:42 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on December 27, 2006, 07:38:35 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 27, 2006, 07:31:18 PM

I respect your opinion and agree with it to a certain extent, but I think I already acknowledged that we haven't been saints as far as geopolitics goes. I don't recall saying we were the pinnacle of virtue. :slywink:
I'd like you to say "both sides (in the cold war) sucked."

They sucked in that they nearly destroyed our planet. Nuclear Weapons are a scourge, scare me to death, and should be banned.

Technically they are 'banned'. 

They don't scare me that much as if they go off, well, I'll probably not know about it.  Wait. I don't live 40 minutes from DC anymore.  I'll probably survive the first wave and join a roving band of marauders who wage war for a single tank of juice.  I'll drive a souped up car, get a mohawk, some lacrosse pads, a sawed off shotgun and learn to live again.
13655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has anyone ever been to a shooting range? on: December 27, 2006, 08:28:28 PM
I used to go nearly once a week back in college always with my Sig .40.  I think it has literally been since I qualified for my conceal and carry in VA that I fired it last.  That was...at least 6 years ago.
13656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best shoot-out/firefight? on: December 27, 2006, 08:26:09 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 27, 2006, 07:58:35 PM

Max Payne 2 has so many classic gunfights I couldn't even begin to list them all. I've replayed each of them so many times and had so many different experiences annihilating the enemies that it's all good. Were I to pick one individual sequence I'd point to the mansion towards the end. You're running down a hallway and the second the door in front of you starts to open throw it into shoot dodge mode and open fire. Eternal glory awaits. icon_lol

Yes yes yes! Both Max Paynes had epic gunfights throughout.

Hopefully Stranglehold will leave us as equally breathless.
13657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I take back all the negative things I said about Elite Beat Agents. on: December 27, 2006, 08:25:02 PM
Some of the songs are baffling, but to me most seem pretty aligned with the main beat.  Maybe you're tapping the wrong screen?
13658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Trailer #1 on: December 27, 2006, 07:11:45 PM
Ok ok.

So Superman, presumably, is the most powerful DC comics superhero.

Who is it in Marvel? The hulk? Or...Galactus?


So if Galactus went against Superman who would win?

if Galactus was defeated by the FF and SS, i guess he's not that tough.

So that leaves hulk, who someone said, cannot actually be killed.

So does that mean the Hulk is the king of all superheroes?
13659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Trailer #1 on: December 27, 2006, 07:08:04 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 27, 2006, 07:04:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 27, 2006, 07:03:32 PM

So this is galactus?

Yep.

Yeah. Hit Wilki. Interesting backstory on both SS and G.  The Fantastic Four do not appeal to me though.
13660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Trailer #1 on: December 27, 2006, 07:03:32 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 27, 2006, 03:23:31 PM



So this is galactus?
13661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gerald Ford Has Died on: December 27, 2006, 06:35:35 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 27, 2006, 06:31:18 PM

Communism was possibly the greatest non-threat the world has ever faced.

I've always been astonished by how many lives and nations were destroyed fighting that non-threat.

Ask the people who lived under it if it was a non-threat.
13662  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Friday/Saturday December 22/23 10 PM EST on: December 27, 2006, 05:30:33 PM

Quote from: Calvin on December 27, 2006, 06:46:12 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 26, 2006, 10:06:06 PM

Quote from: Calvin on December 24, 2006, 05:13:30 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 23, 2006, 08:32:09 AM

GT crew pooped out tonight- not much success at all. We had some 2 on 2 for a bit.  USMCKato had internet problems and then we called it a night.  To be expected I guess on a night for a holiday weekend.

That said, I hooked up with a great group of guys and pretty much played with them for nearly 4 hrs.

Glad to see there aren't just jerks on Live.  thumbsup


Calvin didn't show again.  No more invites from me.  thumbsdown

Oh and it's 3:30. So. Tired.

You didn't send me an invite and I actually totally missed this thread. Had you sent me an invite last night I would have played frown Sorry mang.

Gah. We invite bombed you all night.

Haven't received a single invite to play since last week some time dude.

Either you're a very good liar or your a very bad one.  Or you're telling the truth and I am the liar.  Or we're both telling the truth and it's Ceekay's fault. Or something more sinister if there be such a thing.

I have no idea how it's possible that you didn't get invites Friday night.  It's unpossible. I invited you 4 or 5 times (icon_twisted) over the course of the evening myself.

Someone doesn't want you to play.  Cry havoc!
13663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Know What's Great About Xbox Live? on: December 27, 2006, 05:27:04 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 27, 2006, 03:41:39 PM

So, what you are saying is you are dumping me?  crybaby

Nevar! You're one of the finest gems amid the coal!
13664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best shoot-out/firefight? on: December 27, 2006, 05:24:34 PM
THe first medal of honor had some amazing firefights. The Panzershrek demo level was incredible and there was one more level that was wow inducing that I can't remember. The rest of the game didn't live up to what coulda been though..

I find that most firefights aren't epic enough: they're just too short or the bad guys come from a respawn point.

I'd love an extended firefight with more than 10 bad guys. Maybe the CoD games do that but I haven't played one yet.
13665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3's at Best Buy this Sunday on: December 27, 2006, 05:22:26 PM
<crickets>
13666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gerald Ford Has Died on: December 27, 2006, 05:03:32 PM

Quote from: warning on December 27, 2006, 04:03:33 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 27, 2006, 08:06:57 AM

James Brown....
Gerald Ford.....

They always go in 3's... I'm wonder who's next.....

Apparently not Abe Vigoda.  The man's still alive and kicking it.

I bought my dad rockford files seasons 1 and 2 for Christmas. Good Old abe was in the very first episode!
13667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gerald Ford Has Died on: December 27, 2006, 03:25:26 PM
Oldest living president evar.

I hear he didn't do anything while he was in the white house though.  But that's just the general winds of perception.
13668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Trailer #1 on: December 27, 2006, 03:22:45 PM
The Thing crying. Stupid stupid stupid.

Isn't the silver surfer a good guy?

The end of the trailer? Awesome.

Is Robert Patrick the silver surfer?
13669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And the best selling game of 2006 is... on: December 27, 2006, 03:16:28 PM
Did 2k make ESPN football? If so, or whomever did, that game stunk even at 20.00.  I've not owned Madden since Genesis.
13670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Know What Sucks about Achievements? on: December 27, 2006, 06:19:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 27, 2006, 01:18:43 AM

I don't really care about Acheivments, but sometimes one will catch my eye and I'll try to get it, like the Base Jump one from Just Cause.

Agreed.  There are some I'll go back through a game and try to get, but some I won't bother with.  The only ridiculous one that I'm seriously contemplating is the 55k zombie kils in Dead Rising.  But I don't know if I will.  10k will probably be enough.
13671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Know What Sucks about Achievements? on: December 27, 2006, 06:18:38 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on December 27, 2006, 04:04:35 AM

Quote from: Calvin on December 27, 2006, 04:02:15 AM

Achievements rule me.

I thought I ruled you. icon_twisted

No. You complete him.

13672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thug life on: December 27, 2006, 12:29:08 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on December 27, 2006, 12:21:10 AM

Wow, did someone die or was everyone alright?

More importantly: Did you at any time pull your MAC 10 and lullaby someone?
13673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And the best selling game of 2006 is... on: December 27, 2006, 12:27:39 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 26, 2006, 10:15:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 26, 2006, 10:14:10 PM

The tide is about to turn on this though.

Explain.

Just sounded like something cool to say.
13674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And the best selling game of 2006 is... on: December 26, 2006, 10:14:10 PM
The tide is about to turn on this though.
13675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Know What's Great About Xbox Live? on: December 26, 2006, 10:12:19 PM
Meeting new people who are cool, that's what.

I largely figured that I would play online solely with folks from here and BC, but have been fortunate to find at least 3 other groups of guys/gals who play GoW MP pretty consistently, who play fair, don't take it too seriously, teach each other how to improve, mix up the teams when it's obviously imbalanced and otherwise enjoy the the experience.

True I started out just a few weeks back relying on you cats, and  it's still a hair more fun when I play against you guys (though it's been tougher of late calvin paranoid peterock), but as said there are 3 to 4 groups who I look for online everytime I'm in the mood to MP. Last night for example, I was up till 3:30 with some guys I hooked up with last weekend.

Most of them have added me to their friends lists- and I them, obviously- and they invite me pretty consistently.  I'm very pleased with how it has worked out.

I'm actually rather surprised at the frequency with which I've found good players vs. bad players.  Perhaps it's because once I find the fun ones I tend to hang out with them, but again it has been great...and it has totally changed the way I play games.

Yeah, I'm not one of their 'core' gang, but I'm cool with being on the fringe as it were. So, I'm hoisting a glass to XBL!
13676  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Friday/Saturday December 22/23 10 PM EST on: December 26, 2006, 10:06:20 PM

Quote from: Xmann on December 24, 2006, 01:41:29 PM

as much as i enjoy it, i'm thinking about retiring from trying to play GoW mp because i have other things i want to get to.  and with my limited play times, i just can't see myself playing this much.  i like it alot, but theres more out there for me to play.

TAKE IT BACK! TAKE IT BACK!
13677  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GoW MP Friday/Saturday December 22/23 10 PM EST on: December 26, 2006, 10:06:06 PM

Quote from: Calvin on December 24, 2006, 05:13:30 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 23, 2006, 08:32:09 AM

GT crew pooped out tonight- not much success at all. We had some 2 on 2 for a bit.  USMCKato had internet problems and then we called it a night.  To be expected I guess on a night for a holiday weekend.

That said, I hooked up with a great group of guys and pretty much played with them for nearly 4 hrs.

Glad to see there aren't just jerks on Live.  thumbsup


Calvin didn't show again.  No more invites from me.  thumbsdown

Oh and it's 3:30. So. Tired.

You didn't send me an invite and I actually totally missed this thread. Had you sent me an invite last night I would have played frown Sorry mang.

Gah. We invite bombed you all night.
13678  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GT vs OO vs BC GoW? on: December 26, 2006, 10:04:28 PM
Yeah this fizzled. So no nothing's gonna happen i guess.

Of course you could always play on Friday/Saturday nights.
13679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Know What Sucks about Achievements? on: December 26, 2006, 10:01:07 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 26, 2006, 09:41:39 PM

I think the reason that it tracks it like that on a demo is that if you ever buy it, it will give you the achievements you already earned.  So, it is kind of initializing it.

I don't think demos allow for achievements do they?
13680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Know What Sucks about Achievements? on: December 26, 2006, 07:25:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 26, 2006, 07:04:49 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 26, 2006, 07:02:18 PM

I must be the only person who totally ignores achievements.

gellar

Nope.  I don't care about them in the slightest. 

I don't care per se, but I am rather finicky about stuff being there that shouldn't. It should be an accurate repsentation of what i've played. Not what I've thought about playing.
Pages: 1 ... 340 341 [342] 343 344 ... 398
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.163 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.026s, 1q)