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161  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:

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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.
162  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:

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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.
163  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.
164  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.
165  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:

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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.
166  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.
167  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:

168  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.
169  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.
170  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.
171  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.
172  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.
173  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.
174  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.
175  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.
176  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.
177  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

178  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.
179  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.
180  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.
181  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.
182  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.
183  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.
184  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?

 icon_biggrin
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 10, 2012, 03:52:13 AM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on November 10, 2012, 02:01:44 AM

Finding the doors to OO locked, I  buttoned my jacket up to my neck and hurried through the chilly Santa Fe streets - a light snow falling gently around me in the darkness, streetlights casting an indifferent illumination as I passed dark corners of the web - 'cause I need to read some GamingTrend gaming trend info. Glad it's always open.

Strange, I thought the darkness followed you everywhere.

 slywink
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 06, 2012, 11:13:24 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 06, 2012, 08:53:24 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 06, 2012, 07:54:42 PM




Lol, are those objects from the planet Krypton?

No they're video game background items.  slywink
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC - Looking for good non-Admin rights games on: November 06, 2012, 11:09:04 PM
Do you mean stuff like Dwarf Fortress, Cave Story and King of Dragon Pass or are you thinking of something more like Quake Live, Age of Empires Online and Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances (or the frostbite 2 beta)?

FTL might work, but my copy is on steam so I can't really check.
188  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Windows 8 - 10/26/2012! on: November 05, 2012, 12:16:51 AM
Heck, I'm still surprised that a failed upgrade leaves you with a usable system.  Cold comfort, I know.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good Tactical TBS Games? on: October 31, 2012, 04:51:36 AM

Quote from: skystride on October 30, 2012, 11:17:50 PM

No one mentioned Valkyria Chronices in this thread, wtf!

Strange, that was my reaction when I figured out that Valkryia Chronicles gave mission scores based entirely on speed.  Otherwise, great game.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 25, 2012, 07:58:39 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on October 25, 2012, 04:37:28 PM



Can someone make that into a live wallpaper for android?

I could use this, but it has limited options.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/PS3] Assassin's Creed 3 on: October 24, 2012, 03:15:15 AM

Quote from: Hetz on October 24, 2012, 12:03:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 23, 2012, 09:38:28 PM

Quote from: Hetz on October 23, 2012, 06:11:43 PM

Trailer for the PS3 Exclusive Missions, which are all about Benedict Arnold and his betrayal at West Point...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/23/assassins-creed-iii-expose-benedict-arnold-exclusively-on-ps3/

Pretty damn cool looking....but this sucks for 360 owners. I'd be pissed if I didn't have a PS3. I hate the idea of platform exclusive levels and characters....but I know why they do it.

Anyway, I'm psyched for the game....and AC3:Liberaton, which looks incredible BTW for the Vita.

I'll just Youtube the PS3 missions if I feel they're that important.  it's not enough to get me to rebuy the PS3 or pay for the eventual 360 DLC.  of course I'm planning on getting the Wii U version, so I should say Wii U DLC.

Liberation though, that's got the potential to sell me a Vita.

The thing about Assassins Creed 3 Exclusive Missions are, they are never coming to the 360. The other exclusive mission series, "The Copernicus Conspiracy" for AC: Brotherhood was never released for the 360. This is going to be the same type of thing. Myself, I would not buy a PS3 just for this...but it does make me happy that I have the ability to experience this for free....though I think it should be available to all. It seems pretty cool.

Agree with you about Liberation. It's pretty amazing that they were able to cram all of it onto the Vita. It's a real Assassins Creed game, not some watered down crap like Call of Duty: Black Ops looks like for the Vita.

PS3 exclusive missions are all well and good, but did they remember to get the engine running well on the PS3?  The entire AC2 series looked worse, played slower and had a shorter draw distance on the PS3 compared to the 360.  If the engines run the same, of course, I'll take the extra missions.  
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: October 20, 2012, 04:39:00 PM
Ceekay, I understand and see your point.  It makes sense assuming some familiarity with the Marvel universe.  For someone who isn't familiar, Captain America fills in a bit of that background better.  Plus you get to see young Howard Stark before old Howard Stark.  I think that makes the legacy storyline in Iron Man 2 more impactful.  I don't think you'll go wrong either way.

We see the treasure vault in Thor (along with the infinity gauntlet), but the cube isn't there.  The Red Skull mentions it was the jewel of Odin's vault in CA.  Presumably the cube is back there after the Avengers.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: October 20, 2012, 06:19:53 AM
I'd put Captain America before the Incredible Hulk.  The supersoldier program was a major theme of TIH.  Plus putting it before Thor gives you some idea of the power and influence of the Asgardians.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Surface on: October 16, 2012, 07:49:58 PM
I'm not sure those are the right price points.  The cover looks neat though.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 12, 2012, 05:08:24 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 11, 2012, 12:15:23 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 10, 2012, 11:53:26 PM

UPDATE: Also this little tweak:
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And for anyone else who, like me, hates seeing the long intro logos and everything, it's also easily changed.
Go to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown\XComGame\Config And find the file [DefaultEngine.ini] . Find a header called: PC Startup movies and delete those four lines under it. Removes ALL of the startup logos and instantly goes to the main menu.

you can also put a ; in front of the lines if you're not comfortable with removing them (or think you're going to want back that Firaxis logo at some point  icon_wink), like so:

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; PC Startup movies
;+StartupMovies=Logo_2KFiraxis
;+StartupMovies=UE3TechLogo
;+StartupMovies=LogoLegal_PCConsole
;+StartupMovies=1280x720_Black

found this while searching for that heading:

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; DLC Script Packages (if needed in editor)
;+Package=DLC_PreOrder
;+Package=DLC_PackIn
;+Package=SeasonPass
;+Package=DLC_Day060
;+Package=DLC_Day090
;+Package=DLC_Day120

It seems the patch reset this.  So far lots of fun.  It seems like the difficulty is ramping up quickly, so every research decision feels that much more important.  I wanted to get a full game under my belt before customizing squaddies with people I know.  Don't worry.  Soon you will all suffer under my command.  Virtually anyway.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Holy Pork Products Predicament, Batman on: September 26, 2012, 03:27:30 AM
Bacon Shortage Predicted (next year).  Maybe this is what the Mayan calendar was predicting.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 24, 2012, 05:32:14 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on September 24, 2012, 03:50:05 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on September 24, 2012, 03:05:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on September 23, 2012, 05:10:08 AM

Other than the loss of transit, has anyone here complaining about the new maps app had any negative experiences with it?

Yeah, I was looking up a music venue.  It gave the right address, but the directions went to a point 20 miles away from the venue.  Since you're familiar with Houston, the address was downtown, the directions went out to NASA.

Yikes. Which venue?

The old Verizon Theater.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 24, 2012, 03:05:37 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on September 23, 2012, 05:10:08 AM

Other than the loss of transit, has anyone here complaining about the new maps app had any negative experiences with it?

Yeah, I was looking up a music venue.  It gave the right address, but the directions went to a point 20 miles away from the venue.  Since you're familiar with Houston, the address was downtown, the directions went out to NASA.
199  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Kung Fu Strike + Saints Row the Third on: September 21, 2012, 10:41:44 PM
Any of the SR:3rd DLC worth buying/must have?
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: NFL 2012 -- Week 1 on: September 11, 2012, 01:29:18 PM
Brooks Reed is from Arizona.  He's been starting for the Texans since Mario Williams went down last year.

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