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161  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Twisted Pixel 4 Pack on: April 20, 2013, 05:23:51 AM
I loved two of those (Comic Jumper and Splosion Man) and enjoyed the other two.  So I heartily endorse this deal.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Remake]Weird Science on: April 20, 2013, 05:12:21 AM
I think Blackjack would like Haley Atwell.  I don't know about the whole remake.  Do computers still feel unknown and magical?
163  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need videography/photography expert on: April 19, 2013, 03:51:19 AM
I have no idea, but wouldn't it be easier to just use a boom mike with a cable?  It seems like you're just asking for more parts to fail with a wireless lapel mic.  I always assumed those lapel mics were better for studio type sit down interviews.  Wouldn't you need two or more for that kind of thing?
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSN reviving Heroes? on: April 18, 2013, 02:37:25 AM
There was a season four?
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 17, 2013, 03:33:43 AM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on April 16, 2013, 09:05:46 PM

I am a CNC Machinist for 3M Abrasive division. Working entirely with super-abrasives.

Well, that explains your personality. 
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jonathan Winters, RIP on: April 12, 2013, 11:56:49 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 12, 2013, 08:46:06 PM

His material never seemed particularly funny,

Wow, that makes me feel old.  He was the funniest comedian I've ever seen.  I saw a couple of times with him and Robin Williams just improving together.  I could not breathe.  Too funny.  You couldn't even describe it. It was the combination of faces, sounds, jabs, jokes, characters and insanity that was so much more than the sum of the parts.  He will be missed.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anybody having problems updating their PS3 games? on: March 30, 2013, 04:34:44 PM
Does your router have logging turned on?  You could look at the logs to find out the IP address that the PS3 is trying to reach when it fails.  Then you could ask your ISP if they are blocking that address for some reason.  If not, you might want to ask Sony customer support if there is anything wrong with the patch server.
168  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Samsung Series 9 Monitor on: March 25, 2013, 02:31:22 AM
It was $899 on Tiger or $920 on Amazon depending on which is better for your tax/shipping circumstances.
169  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Samsung Series 9 Monitor on: March 24, 2013, 12:35:18 AM
The stars . . . they are so beautiful.  I am weak.  It was on sale.  Other than the brightness, I love the default calibration.  I will need a new rig to truly take advantage of it.  Until then I will see what I get to run a playable speeds.  I considered the Dells, but the quality control even on the top monitors seemed so hit and miss (based on reviews).  My one nitpick is why are the USB ports only 2.0?  I think I'm in love.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: March 19, 2013, 05:58:34 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 19, 2013, 02:03:48 PM

For those of you waiting for Undying...

Man, that game creeped me out when I first played it.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a fun toy I don't own? on: March 19, 2013, 05:34:41 PM
Parrot Drone?
Titan Sword?
Futuro Cube?
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [??,??,??]The Phantom Pain (MGS5?) on: March 18, 2013, 04:19:56 AM
Don't forget the subliminal frame in the second video that reads:

Project Omega
AI Matrix sector 07-8942
VR Program 'Phantom_Pain.MME'
Contractor: Moby Dick Studios
Subject: Redacted

Purpose:  Treatment of Neurological Damage Sustained in Combat
              Treatment of Combat Psychological Stress

The rest is too hard to read.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: March 17, 2013, 09:59:02 PM
The Empire Strikes Back Tournament has started.  Here is the tournament schedule:

    Star Wars Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back table tournament: March 15 22
    Boba Fett table tournament: April 12 19
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars table tournament: May 3 10

I'm really not very good at this table.  I'm struggling to hit 50M while the leaders in the clubhouse are over a billion.  For reference, last I checked, Ping had a score around 150M, though I believe that's on limited playtime.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Company of Heroes 2 on: March 06, 2013, 08:29:22 PM
They've usually used steamworks.  I believe Aliens: Colonial Marines was their last release.  It used steamworks.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: March 02, 2013, 10:17:35 PM
Bull, I gave you some targets to shoot for until Ping comes and sets us all in our places.  Enjoy.  I'll look forward to your taunt when you beat my scores. icon_wink
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: March 02, 2013, 10:16:16 PM
Bull, the only thing I'm unclear on is if Sony's best case scenario would work for you.  That is, if they have Gaikai streaming of PS3 games for every publisher that allows it, would you be satisfied?  Obviously, the disk would still be required for disk based games.  I'm afraid Tilt's right on hardware or emulation solutions.

For me, Microsoft turning their UI into ad central is far more annoying to me.  I was quite content with my blades.
177  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale starts 2-26 on: February 27, 2013, 05:38:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 26, 2013, 09:00:21 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on February 26, 2013, 08:54:02 PM

If you want to use points for purchase, you might want to wait.  They're having a problem with overcharging points.  From Major Nelson:

Update: There is currently a system issue regarding MS Points showing the incorrect price. The team is working on it. So if you want to purchase via points, you should hold off for a bit.

I was wondering about that.  got a bunch of points to burn, seems to be a good time to burn them.

The points issue was fixed last night.
178  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale starts 2-26 on: February 26, 2013, 08:54:02 PM
If you want to use points for purchase, you might want to wait.  They're having a problem with overcharging points.  From Major Nelson:

Update: There is currently a system issue regarding MS Points showing the incorrect price. The team is working on it. So if you want to purchase via points, you should hold off for a bit.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's The Coolest Thing You've Ever Won? on: February 24, 2013, 06:25:00 AM
A long time ago, I won an IGN contest.  I had forgotten that I had entered, but they sent me a copy of Majesty.  Considering that I hadn't heard of the game at the time and now rate it as one of my all time favorites, I'd put that prize much higher than the monetary value.

I once won a closest to the pin contest in a golf tournament.  True, it was for the highest handicap category, but I did win a golf bag.  Given my overall lack of athletic accomplishments, I'm pretty proud of that.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oldest save game you have installed on: February 20, 2013, 06:00:04 PM
I have some Mechcommander saves from early '99 on this computer.  I'm sure I have old PS1 saves, but I don't think I ever put them on the PS3.  I'd guess the oldest of those is from Battle Arena Toshinden.  The oldest save I have overall is from Leather Goddesses of Phobos for PC.  It's trapped on an old 5.25 floppy.
181  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [IOS] Borderlands Legends on: February 10, 2013, 05:22:17 AM
This got a pretty big update and price dropped to $.99.

Here's the update info:

What's new

We have added several exciting new features to Borderlands Legends. See below some of the awesome new features and modes:

- When killed, enemies can now drop Guns as loot
- New Sniper Mode feature allows Mordecai to focus and deliver a high powered shot at enemies
- Rare and powerful Eridian Weapons have been added
- New enemy types and mini bosses added
- Improved movement controls and pathfinding
- Night Versions of the Wasteland maps are now available
- Gun Brands will now display in the shop
- Improved Visual Effects
- iPad Mini support added
- Game Center support added

It starts off a little rough but gets much better as you unlock the skill tree.  I've had fun with it.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: <Brag> What's your Life's Greatest Achievement? </Brag> on: February 07, 2013, 10:21:17 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 07, 2013, 08:57:14 PM

Also being on national television for a few years.

If you hadn't gone all William Shatner on Rocky, you might still be on the air.

I'm sure it's my kids.  From an outsiders point of view, they might look at the time I spent at Air University.  I met most of the senior leaders in the U.S. military from the President on down.  I doubt any of them remember me though.  I have some neat challenge coins.  I didn't get a presidential coin, but I got a tour of Air Force One.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- OFF SEASON IS NOW OPEN on: February 05, 2013, 11:16:51 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 05, 2013, 10:29:03 PM

That's just the away logo.  Here's the new home logo:

184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- OFF SEASON IS NOW OPEN on: February 05, 2013, 02:16:21 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on February 05, 2013, 04:37:14 AM

If they had called it, the 49ers would've gotten 4 more plays. Defensive holding or a pass interference is an automatic first down.

Or they could have called offsetting penalties and replayed 4th down.  I'd say the refs were pretty consistent in 'letting them play' the whole game.  You can't really expect them to change that at the end of the game and say they are going to decide the Super Bowl.
185  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 02, 2013, 06:49:40 AM
Puzzle Saga is free again.  It's like the high speed action cousin of Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes.  I thought it was mentioned around here, but I couldn't find it doing a quick search.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kids] I need a movie about horses and/or ponies on: January 23, 2013, 11:43:56 PM
My 3 year old daughter loves watching Tangled from Disney.  The horse plays a major role.

If you like dressage, there's always Horseland.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend's Most Anticipated of 2013 on: January 23, 2013, 05:24:08 AM
Maybe I'm weird but when I see the words 'list below' I expect to see a list below.  When I see a game title below a screenshot with left/right arrows, I expect those arrows to give me more screenshots from that game.  While I appreciate the creative functionality, I think it fails the basic dumb user test.  Also I'd like to be able to sort by genre and platform.  It looks like great work that might be missed by casual visitors.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So we're having twins on: January 21, 2013, 06:08:52 PM
Congratulations and good luck. We bought a minivan a few years ago.  Back then the top two were the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey.  Both went through a redesign in the past two years.  Of course, as with any vehicle, I'd recommend buying recent used.  However, I wouldn't go too old on a minivan since they tend to have very high wear and tear.  We ended up going with the Sienna mostly because we were able to get a better deal on it.   One thing that surprised us was how indispensable the dual power doors and rear lift gate were.  They seemed frivolous when we were shopping, but after living with them, we wouldn't buy another minivan without them, especially when one of you is out solo with the kids.

We have had some friends who went with a full size SUV to avoid turning in their man card.  Generally, the guy was happier and the wife was not.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your opinion on whether or not to run a review on: January 05, 2013, 06:47:44 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 02, 2013, 10:45:40 PM

Now I will get on my soapbox a little bit, and maybe this belongs more in the Meta forum, but I think this question even being asked speaks to a bigger issue I see with GamingTrend overall.  I'm not sure this site knows what it wants to be when it grows up.  What's the goal here?  I don't read the main page because it does not provide me *anything* that I can't get better elsewhere.  The staff, for all the hard work and effort, is really providing the same content as untold other sites on the web.  There, to me, is a lack of an overall 'voice' here.  Decisions like running this review or any other content should be made on whether or not they move towards the end goal.  The question is, what is that goal? 

I think this is what you should be focusing on.  I knew what the answer was for Gone Gold, but I'm not sure about Gaming Trend.
190  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Holiday Sale! on: January 05, 2013, 06:35:10 PM
And it looks like they just fixed the price back to $17.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NRA Blames Video Games For School Shootings on: January 02, 2013, 12:29:23 AM
While I'm sure this is interesting, is there any reason this hasn't been moved to P/R Nonsense?  If no one else has requested it to be moved, I will.  Thanks.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: December 20, 2012, 05:35:58 PM
GoG just added free expansions to three EA games, Alpha Centauri, Wing Commander 1 + 2, and Wing Commander Privateer.  I know a few people around here were miffed at the missing Alien Crossfire expansion for SMAC.  Well, rejoice and redownload.   Or buy if you've held off, they're still sale priced.
193  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 18, 2012, 12:36:15 AM
A couple of other games are free right now as well.

Majesty -- It's a little altered in translation but still a great game

The Whole Virtual Villagers series

Shift 2: Unleashed

While the following are on sale for $.99

Borderlands Legends

Sid Meier's Pirates

Civilization Revolution

194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 13 on: December 02, 2012, 10:37:38 PM
Man, and here I was wondering if two teams had ever tied each other twice in the same season.  Oh, and sorry Lions fans.  It's been a rough stretch.  I hope the Texans get some corners back before facing Brady and Luck.
195  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PSP, 15 games, CFW, Pandora, extras and more FS on: November 30, 2012, 06:29:03 AM
Why would someone need two copies of Metal Gear Acid 2?  It's a pretty nice collection, but I have most of that.  If you change your mind about breaking it up, let me know.  I'd take a few games.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 21, 2012, 09:53:42 PM
Digital triggers and a resistive touchpad?  Does Nintendo not even look at what the rest of the technological universe is using?  Even Apple is not above stealing good ideas from everyone else.  It just produces a better product overall.  Is it true you can't run digital games from an attached hard drive?  I like Nintendo games, but I'm beginning to dislike the company.  I am thankful we have at least one new console this year.  I'm sure I'll get one eventually.  Maybe I should pledge to finish my Wii backlog first.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good Tactical TBS Games? on: November 17, 2012, 03:27:47 AM
Anyone still interested might want to check out the GoG Sale this weekend.  Perhaps one of the mods can convert this into a GT Link:

GoG Sale

Some good TBS including:

Silent Storm
UFO series
King's Bounty

Etherlords in interesting but may be an acquired taste.  I also enjoyed Star Wolves and Soldiers: HoWWII on that list, but they don't fit the topic very well.
198  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Puzzle Craft on: November 14, 2012, 11:35:51 PM
I saw this went free today.  Makes for an easy decision if you're on the fence.  I easily got my money's worth at full price.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / O, Starshifter, Where Art Thou? on: November 11, 2012, 04:12:11 AM
Sorry, just saw the new releases on Steam included Emergency 2013.  I didn't see anything in the description telling if you could customize the names of your first responders.
200  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Recommendation for new Vita owner? on: November 11, 2012, 04:04:29 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 11, 2012, 02:06:23 AM

Nfsmw is still getting alot of my attention... Awesome game!

Yeah, but can you play it in front of the kids?

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