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9441  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 1/08) on: January 27, 2008, 05:59:29 PM
+1 to depward for the quick shipping of the 360 controller and game.
9442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking Bad on: January 26, 2008, 05:37:53 PM
I thought it was pretty good, but I'm interested to see where it goes.  It alsmost seems like they were aiming for Showtime or something with the nudity (blurred) and swearing (blanked).  Like a slightly darker version of Weeds, I guess, although it's harder to sympathize/identify with a meth cook. 

I caught the first part of it last night before being interrupted and then found out it was also available on Comcast on-demand (in HD even) so I started that up.  Maybe I just wasn't paying as much attention the first time, but it seemed there were little parts in that version that I didn't see when just watching it on AMC.  Like his wife giving him a hand-job in bed after the birthday party. 
9443  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $14.90 for 3 Months Live + Headset +100 points + Live Arcade game on: January 25, 2008, 10:17:57 PM
Too bad I already bought one of those on clearance at Target a few months ago so I already have the worthless extra headset and Joust. 

I see you can also get a wired 360 controller for $18.  Not bad if you just want an extra for your PC or something. 
9444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So any interest in doing a Forum weight loss challenge? on: January 24, 2008, 03:43:56 PM
Speaking of cookies, our HR lady was actually baking chocolate-chip cookies in the office yesterday and it made the whole building smell good all day.  It was sooo hard to pass those up, but I did. 

My hard part isn't the week, where I'm at work for 10+ hours a day and eating normally, but on the weekends I tend to just eat crap all day long if I'm at home and that tanks me hard.  Pizza, chips, chocolate, whatever.  When I'm bored I easily fall victim to cravings.  I think I need to work 7 days a week or something.
9445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heath Ledger found dead? on: January 24, 2008, 03:33:55 AM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on January 24, 2008, 02:22:41 AM

Any word yet on how this'll effect Terry Gilliam's latest?

EDIT: Nevermind. Found it. Damn. I swear Gilliam's cursed...

Son of a bitch...
9446  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free EGM for a Year on: January 24, 2008, 03:21:40 AM

Quote from: JuniorDan on January 24, 2008, 02:50:11 AM

More spam crap in my yahoo.mail  disgust
Thanks KD...

This is why you have a secondary free email account to use for signing up for everything on the internet.  It's not like this is a new phenomenon. 
9447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLM] Turning Point: Fall of Liberty demo is up! on: January 23, 2008, 10:53:56 PM
I really want to give this one a try.  Too bad it sounds like they didn't get some basic mechanics down, though (at least according to Mr Brendan up there).
9448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So any interest in doing a Forum weight loss challenge? on: January 23, 2008, 03:14:59 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 22, 2008, 09:35:57 PM

Quote from: SpicyJ on January 22, 2008, 09:24:58 PM


Should be fixed now...sorry! smile

Thanks for setting that up for us, by the way.  I wish more participants used it: It's nice to see everyone at one glance.

I told myself I'd finally get an exercise in tonight...but I'm itching to dig into the new Advance Wars.  I really need a stationary bike or something so I can work up a sweat while gaming.  If someone was smart they'd design a gaming system that goes into standby mode if you stop pedalling fast enough.

They do have those racing games that are hooked up to a bike where basically the faster you pedal the faster you go. 
9449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heath Ledger found dead? on: January 23, 2008, 03:05:29 AM

Quote from: Laner on January 23, 2008, 02:21:44 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 23, 2008, 02:03:09 AM

So was filming done on Batman....?
I believe so

IMDB has it listed as in post-production, so hopefully if that is anything left is was minor voice-over recording or something. 
9450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hellgate: London jumps from 0.70 to 1.0 on: January 23, 2008, 03:01:14 AM
I'm curious why GamingTrend felt that this game deserved to be given a 3-month window for patches and updates before weighing in with a review.  That seems like a really shady thing to do since you don't give other games the same leniency. 
9451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rambo on: January 22, 2008, 06:09:31 AM
I predict....crap.
9452  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Going PSWii in 2008! Need to move this 360 software / hardware - GOOD PRICES 4 U on: January 22, 2008, 12:39:29 AM
Ok, I'll take the controller and Bullet Witch.  For $6 I just have to see how awesome(ly bad) that game is! 
9453  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Going PSWii in 2008! Need to move this 360 software / hardware - GOOD PRICES 4 U on: January 21, 2008, 11:48:35 PM

Quote from: kronovan on January 21, 2008, 11:43:08 PM

By this
White Wireless Controller (plug-n-play kit included)
do you mean it comes with the USB kit for the PC? If so I'm definitely interested in it, to the extent that I'll call dibbs on it now.

The wireless controllers can not use the play-n-charge USB connector to be used on a PC.  You either need a fully wired controller or the MS wireless adapter (basically a USB dongle that acts as the wireless receiver) to use a wireless controller.

Having said that, if kronovan is no longer interested in the white controller w/ charge kit I'll put in my dibs for it.  I still only have one controller and that's a bit of a drag.  
9454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/21) on: January 21, 2008, 03:45:31 PM
I want to try and love the new Burnout, but with all the new changes it will have to be a rental or wait for a big price drop I think.  

I did just order Zack and Wiki from Amazon since it dropped to $32 there. 
9455  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for a Good B-Rate SciFi Movie like Earth Defence Force. on: January 20, 2008, 01:46:13 AM
You absolutely have to get Them! (1954) if you're looking for something like Earth Defense Force.  It was one of the first giant monster movies (if not the first) and it has giant ants, flamethrowers and lots of pure awesome.  It's easy to see a direct influence for EDF once you've seen this.  It's better than Aliens and Citizen Kane put in a blender. 

If you want a more recent movie like Godzilla, I'd go with Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. over Final Wars.  I thought it was a better movie.
9456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: undertow is the free xbla game on: January 19, 2008, 08:05:26 AM
Meh.  Why can't they just give us the equivalent points or a free month of Gold Live? 
9457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: January 19, 2008, 06:45:00 AM
The funny thing is that I've actually had problems logging into my Hotmail account for the last couple days.  Sometimes it will just give me a Login Failed page and no real options and then other times it works.  Maybe they canabalized some email servers for Live or something.  slywink
9458  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Welcome to the Political Nonsense Board on: January 18, 2008, 03:00:04 PM
Sweet, now I can just avoid the whole thing altogether!  (kind of like how I used to treat the Sports Games forum...)
9459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bionic Commando Remake on XBL and PSN (In Motion!!) on: January 18, 2008, 04:41:30 AM
Bionic Commando remake?  Fuck.  Yes.  I've been waiting for something like this for years. 
9460  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Turn if off or let it run? on: January 17, 2008, 05:33:33 AM
Didn't we have this topic a couple months ago? 

I turn mine off when not using it.  The potential of "saving" on the components is easily overcome by the fact that it's turned off for 3/4 of the day.  No need to waste that extra energy as far as I'm concerned. 
9461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possibly interesting graph (360 related) on: January 17, 2008, 05:27:21 AM
Huh, no love for Dead Rising or Lost Odyssey it appears.
9462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: January 17, 2008, 05:25:14 AM

Quote from: olaf on January 16, 2008, 03:58:03 PM

Infinite spawn is frustrating and stupid, especially when certain parts of the game have timers.  It feels like a puzzle game to me in a lot places.  You get killed, see what killed you, fix it and move on.  Thats shit and not fun.

My feelings exactly.
9463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's Annual Assessment Results Time- 2008 Edition! on: January 17, 2008, 04:48:38 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 16, 2008, 11:24:35 PM

to that i say, why bother with an assessment?  if there's no chance of a raise or even a cola increase, then wtf do i have to be motivated by? 

I already get all the drinks I want, so it'd be hard to incease the cola!
9464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which Teggy professes his love for Sam Fisher on: January 16, 2008, 05:00:11 AM
I hope they went back to the drawing board for Conviction, because the last stuff they showed of it made it seem more like an action game and less about the stealth. 
9465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix or Blockbuster for Blu-Ray? on: January 16, 2008, 04:53:21 AM
You must mean 8 at-a-time, not 8 per month, and that plan is $48 per month. 
9466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Will you make the move to 7.1? on: January 15, 2008, 05:13:08 AM
I'd have to make the move to 5.1 first...
9467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: January 14, 2008, 07:43:16 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 14, 2008, 06:02:12 PM

You are right, Pug... but those games will still work online after the storm has passed. Oh, and EACH of those games (with possible exception to WCA; I've not played it) has a single player experience. Last I recall broadband attach rates aren't that high and non-connected consoles vastly outrank the ones on the internet.

Considering they have stated that there are 10 million Live subscribers and have "sold" 17.7 million 360s, I think that means you can no longer say that non-connected consoles vastly outrank the ones on the internet.  
9468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/14) on: January 14, 2008, 03:59:03 PM
I was considering FlatOut: Head-On for PSP, but I think I have enough versions of those games until they come out with an actual new release.  

I did just buy Assassin's Creed because it was on sale for $38 again (Target).  
9469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: February EGM game scores on: January 14, 2008, 05:59:44 AM

Quote from: Ridah on January 14, 2008, 05:30:35 AM

I know Burnout Paradise is the game most of us are interested in for January. From what the reviewers say, what it boils down to is the biggest loss is the Crash mode, but the new online stuff is pretty awesome.

Well, I consider Crash mode to be much more important than the TDU-style online stuff, so that's not completely reassuring. 
9470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 14, 2008, 12:29:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 14, 2008, 12:23:14 AM

Quote from: warning on January 13, 2008, 11:17:22 PM

I'm just letting you all know that is available.

Oh, and Wii Fit will sell bazillions.  Increasing obesity epidemic (especially among children) + crazy success of the Wii = Nintendo minting more money.

SSX with the Wii Balance Board.

There is actually skiing and snowboarding minigames that come with it, and seeing a full snowboarding game take advantage of it is my #1 desire for the Wii Fit board. 
9471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: January 14, 2008, 12:14:07 AM
I wasn't able to even sign into Live today when I started up my 360, but as soon as I put in my new disc of Assassin's Creed it prompted me to update and signed me in.  Freaking goofy. 
9472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So any interest in doing a Forum weight loss challenge? on: January 14, 2008, 12:04:05 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 13, 2008, 05:37:24 PM

Did horrible this week.  Worked really hard in the middle of the week and made the mistake of getting on the scale the next day, seeing no improvement.  Made some bad food decisions after that point :/

Time to pick it up this week...

Yeah, some stressful work and terrible eating choices bombed me for this week as well.  At least I continued with my morning exercises.
9473  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Scourge of Trajan on: January 13, 2008, 07:05:32 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on January 13, 2008, 06:28:14 AM

Quote from: Hamsterball_Z on January 13, 2008, 03:38:34 AM

Dude, you should've posted this one dude.

Protecting and Maintaining Your Heterosexual House of Cards
Heh, back in high school, my friend and I would leave a seat between us at the theater. And look at me now!

Well if the theater isn't very full I'd still prefer to sit a seat apart.  I'd rather have my own space and not share arm rests.
9474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2008 Gaming Predictions? on: January 13, 2008, 05:54:35 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 13, 2008, 04:45:53 AM

Quote from: Eightball on January 13, 2008, 02:54:57 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 12, 2008, 09:40:21 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2008, 08:31:57 PM

Hot naked girls playing World of Warcraft Trend?

If such is the case, I will turn in my GT membership forever.

Well, the second one is JesusTrend, so it's all good.

I thought it was Cookie Trend.  Maybe you can combine the two for Jesus Cookie Trend  icon_biggrin

9475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: George Romero's Diary of the Dead on: January 13, 2008, 03:24:48 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 13, 2008, 02:37:03 AM

hopefully, between Cloverfield and Diary, this doesn't lead to a flood of handheld vidcam movie copycats....

I have a feeling both of them will be mediocre anyway, so hopefully it dies in it's infancy.  The Blair Witch Project was bad enough, but at least that was independant. 
9476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rottenwatch: In the Name of the King on: January 12, 2008, 08:19:54 PM
He also had a part in Mean Machine with Vinnie Jones, which was a decent English take on The Longest Yard. 
9477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 BC winding down on: January 12, 2008, 08:04:42 PM
As much as I really want to see the BC updates continue, I have to honestly say I've only used it for a few games anyway.  As time goes on I look to my original Xbox games less and less because there are so many other new (or newer) games that I want to play. 
9478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance 2 revealed (8 player co-op, 60 player multiplayer) on: January 12, 2008, 04:28:00 PM
The potential problem with 60 player multiplayer is that it pretty much demands larger levels and if you have less than max players it can really change the pace of the game and make it seem empty.  I'm sure they're taking that into account and trying to design for it, but depending on the solution it may mean less maps for fewer people.
9479  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So here I am, building lists for 360 GT'ers... on: January 12, 2008, 04:54:04 AM
What the hell does CL stand for? 
9480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 12, 2008, 04:48:28 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2008, 01:42:58 AM

Quote from: Farscry on January 12, 2008, 01:39:14 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 09, 2008, 09:03:39 PM

btw, have you seen the sd-hd comparison shots of lotr?  very nice. 


LotR would be the reason I'd want an HD player. drool

Who loves ya?

Holy jeez.  That would absolutely push me to buy a Blu-Ray player (assuming that's what it comes out on). 
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