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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 21, 2015, 12:34:39 AM
Just FYI....(not too much of a spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
It is set up for a sequel, and there is a Marvel-esque stinger after the credits. 
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 21, 2015, 12:32:39 AM
I found a New Nintendo 3DS for purchase at GameStop.  I called ahead and the guy wouldn't hold the thing for the 10 minutes it'd take to drive over.  Ok, fine, whatever - I get it, first come, first served.  That said...I got there and picked up the last system and the last copy of Majora's Mask.  That's when the interrogation began:

- "Would you like a credit card?
"No, thank you"
- "Are you a PowerUp rewards member?"
"Yes, my phone number is XYZ"
- "This is my last system.  Do you want a warranty with it?"
"No, I'm getting that through SquareTrade"
- "Oh. I see.  You know, if you had the credit card you'd..."
"No thank you. I don't need a credit card"
- "Ok, would you like to pre-order anything that's coming up?"
"I'm a member of the press.  I get nearly everything sent to me, so no"  (not trying to be rude, just trying to get off this train)
- "Well, not EVERYTHING"
"Yea, pretty much everything."
- "Well, but Nintendo can be pretty stingy with product"
"No.  Not with me -- we have a good relationship with them"
- "But if you pre-order you are GUARANTEED..."
"I'm not interested"
- "Ok, but I just wouldn't want you to miss out"
"Thanks"
- "...because this is my last copy of Majora's Mask"
"Ok"
- "Would you like to buy a memory card?"
"I already have one"
- "But this system only comes with 4GB"
"Yes...I know.  I already have one"
- "Ok, but you can come back here if you run out.  We always have memory cards."
"Thanks"
- "Don't forget, too, if you have any phones or tablets you don't need anymore, we buy those too."
"Ok"
- "FOR CASH!"
"Ok"
(the rest of the transaction is what you'd expect)

This is why I normally buy on Amazon.  I click the button, I get my product.  If I want a warranty or to pre-order things, I click those buttons.  I don't have to be interrogated to buy something.   It makes me less and less likely to come into a GameStop if I can at all avoid it.  I can tell you this -- when I managed one, it wasn't like this.  This...this is just nuts.   How is your experience?    Is this sort of thing helpful?  Driving you away?  Do you happen to have a sane game store nearby?  
123  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 20, 2015, 08:32:15 PM
These always feel like a trap to me.  Sure...4 bucks....everyone loves it.  I get it and either never play it or it just doesn't resonate with me.   :/   Still, it's a good deal!
124  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 20, 2015, 08:30:32 PM
I can't find a single place to buy one.   :/
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 20, 2015, 08:28:27 PM
So shipping it back to SquareTrade the receipt said "Pieces=1".  I shook the box for the FedEx guy and said "Ehhhhh...."    saywhat
126  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time for a New Laptop on: February 20, 2015, 03:24:39 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 20, 2015, 04:05:41 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on February 19, 2015, 07:45:09 PM

And on that note - be glad it wasn't a Lenovo:

Quote
Lenovo is selling computers that come preinstalled with adware that hijacks encrypted Web sessions and may make users vulnerable to HTTPS man-in-the-middle attacks that are trivial for attackers to carry out, security researchers said.

Wow that's crazy, and Lenovo was a possibility for me too... 

Well Ron, I have to know the whole story now!  What happened? 

I'll take your advice.

http://gamingtrend.com/forums/off-topic/my-laptop-is-dead-long-live-my-laptop!/

I found out that my laptop and the ground are not friends.  frown
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 20, 2015, 03:23:44 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on February 20, 2015, 08:47:33 AM

Quote from: Teggy on February 20, 2015, 04:12:15 AM

Quote from: Ridah on February 20, 2015, 03:15:04 AM

The sad thing is that I don't think anyone would be complaining about the length if it wasn't for that initial report on the YouTube playthrough. Since when did gamers become such sheeple?

I don't know - a $60 game with no MP and no bonus modes that's just 7-9 hours in length with lots of unskippable cutscenes? I think people would be talking about it even without that speed run video. Especially a game that's been in development as long as The Order.

Yep this mirrors my opinion, The Order is not a slam dunk must buy and you must do your homework before purchase to see if it is a gamestyle you want to play.  As for me?  Nope not interested in it at all after seeing a few videos of it in action.
...which is ABSOLUTELY the right attitude.   If you play nothing but sports games, you may or may not like Turn Based Strategy games.  Some folks LOVE those.  Some hate them and find them 'boring'. 
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 20, 2015, 03:45:43 AM

Quote from: Ridah on February 20, 2015, 03:15:04 AM

The sad thing is that I don't think anyone would be complaining about the length if it wasn't for that initial report on the YouTube playthrough. Since when did gamers become such sheeple?

It really is a sad state of affairs.  It seems like since the dawn of Xbox Live and PSN (more the former) people have become less civil every single year.  :/
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 20, 2015, 02:35:06 AM
I completely agree.  I felt like they were SO wrapped up in the lady drama that it just always felt forced.  A real smartass could bring that character to life.  I'm hoping that they get a Ryan Reynolds type to play him. 
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's been a while -- (Re)Introducing the Gaming Trend Team! on: February 19, 2015, 10:24:36 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 19, 2015, 09:11:55 PM

I hear that they will after the front page and forums are tied together in the redesign.   icon_biggrin

 crybaby
131  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time for a New Laptop on: February 19, 2015, 10:22:56 PM
Just do yourself a favor (and I say this from experience) -- keep it away from stairs.  0_0
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 10:21:56 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 19, 2015, 08:54:31 PM

Wow the trolls are out in the review comments on the main page!

For sure.  I just can't bother with people's accusations anymore.  Let them rage.  No point in getting wrapped up in it.
133  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 19, 2015, 06:37:48 PM
Good gravy that's a shitton of paid DLC.  Ick.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / It's been a while -- (Re)Introducing the Gaming Trend Team! on: February 19, 2015, 06:35:12 PM
It's been a while since we've done one of these, so I wanted to take a moment to introduce the folks behind all of the incredible work we've been doing lately at Gaming Trend.   Guys?  Sign in and tell us a little bit about yourself!
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 05:51:17 PM
I think there is an element of divisiveness for sure, but the more reviews I read, the more 'rotten in Denmark' this gets.  People go on (and on) about how fantastic parts of the game are, then with little info to the contrary hand it a low score.  This feels a little more witch hunt than usual. 
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 04:36:16 PM
I think a lot of folks have gotten wrapped up in this quality / quantity debate and it's had an impact on the scores here.  The 20%?  That's just clickbait.   My 95?  As was already said, the setting and characters really resonated with me.   If you are an action gamer, this game isn't for you.   We have been talking about it a lot as a team as well.   The example that I pointed out was Wind Waker.  Did Mr. Tingle's Extortion Quest for the bajillion-piece Triforce make that game better or worse?   I like games that don't overstay their welcome.  smile
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New ĎAliení Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp on: February 19, 2015, 03:19:53 PM
So Ripley will have a thick South African accent and the whole thing will take place in a bombed out desert.   Oh wait, that's just every other movie Neill has done so far. slywink

Just kidding -- I'm just excited to see somebody new take a shot at it. Maybe he's a fan like us and gets what we want to see.  Ridley obviously has forgotten...
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 18, 2015, 08:54:13 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 18, 2015, 08:41:01 PM

It's a tragedy that there is no YouTube video of this happening.

Why do I get the thought that you are talking about me stumbling and tumbling down the stairs, not the death of the laptop???   Bring your own!
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 18, 2015, 07:14:48 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 18, 2015, 06:01:58 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 18, 2015, 04:58:07 PM

In Arizona very few people have basements.  (Something about the ground being made of sand, clay, and deported immigrant tears or something)   

You have to dig below the frostline when placing the foundations for a house, and for places with deep frostlines you may as well dig a wee bit deeper to get room for a basement.  Since the frost line in your area is only a foot or so, it takes a lot more time and money to dig the rest of the way for a basement. 

Since your friend has an Arizona basement, he must be rolling in the dough and so he should pay for your laptop.   Truthiness!

Lol!  He's certainly rolling in huge house payments!   He's one of those dudes that never seems to have two pennies to rub together but always has the best toys. 
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 18, 2015, 07:13:48 PM
I'd stick with your current class.  Guys with longer reach are still gonna be leaner fighters.  They may have a little bit of a reach advantage, but you'll be at a more 'neutral' weight.  Cutting through dehydration will greatly add to your first-round adrenaline dump as your body needs to carry electrolytes through your system via water. 
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 18, 2015, 05:15:27 PM
Holy shit Kato!  You put on some serious muscle since we met!  Nice work on the wins.   I fought amateur for a while, and I've trained more fighters than I can count (some semi-pro), so if you ever need advice or have questions, let me know.   Maybe I can drag the info you need out of my punchy skullbox.  smile
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 18, 2015, 04:58:07 PM
Bhahahhaha....I needed a good laugh.    In Arizona very few people have basements.  (Something about the ground being made of sand, clay, and deported immigrant tears or something)   Well, a friend of mine DOES have one, and it has a concrete floor.   I rolled my ankle walking down the stairs and the 17lbs laptop became a 17lbs missile, bouncing down the stairs resting splayed open on its face.   So, yes, while it does look like I dropped it from space, it was slightly less distance than that. 

Or TLDR, it wasn't this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYL5H46QnQ
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My Laptop is dead. Long live my laptop! on: February 18, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
I've been kinda under the radar over the past few days....why?  Well....this fresh hell below.   I have insurance on the thing, but it's soooo frustrating and stressful wondering if they are going to cover it.  It's accidental drop and damage, and I accidentally dropped and damaged it, but at the end of the day SquareTrade is an insurance company, so all bets are off. 

144  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Free to a good home - HD DVD movies on: January 18, 2015, 08:49:29 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on December 06, 2014, 09:50:41 AM

i super want the Blade Runner set.

Even the HDDVD version?  If you want it, I'll gladly get it your direction if you pay the postage.  smile
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 01:52:33 AM
I've got my review on the front page, for those interested.  It has no spoilers.  smile

yea, I'm with you on that TiLT.  That, and if I'm beating your game for a second time, don't force me to watch your credits.  I end up alt-tabbing and crashing the game to avoid it.  :/
146  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Free to a good home - HD DVD movies on: December 05, 2014, 01:47:52 AM
Cleaning out the cabinets, I have:

V for Vendetta
The Last Samurai
King Kong
Backdraft
Transformers
5-disc complete collection of Blade Runner

All are on HD-DVD.  If you want em, pay for the shipping and you've got em.  If I don't hear from somebody in a few days, they are going to the trash can...sadly. :/
147  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on: November 16, 2014, 03:31:07 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 14, 2014, 01:46:26 AM

Quote from: Ridah on November 13, 2014, 08:30:46 PM

It's live and I'm about to hit 92! Is anyone else playing?

Shadowmoon Valley is gorgeous and garrisons are really, really cool.

yup but stuck in queue hell

God help me....I just reinstalled.  I think I'm gonna dip my toes in the water and see what happens.  I've not played since 2005ish, so it should be.....interesting.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 11, 2014, 04:09:26 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 11, 2014, 03:32:28 PM

Glycerine, do you have the Day 1 patch?

There is a second patch that supposedly helps with some of the stuff you'll see in our review in an hour.  smile
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 11, 2014, 04:08:11 PM
The issue was with the console firmware, not the game.  No such issues on the XB1 and PC version, and no such issues if you didn't patch up to 2.0 before you played.  They are expecting the 2.0.2 patch today or tomorrow, and it's already confirmed to fix the crashing / corruption issues.  I wouldn't worry too much about it compadre.  smile
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 11, 2014, 03:05:55 PM
Can you guys all do me a favor? 

http://n4g.com/news/1619022/dragon-age-inquisition-review-a-new-era-of-rpg-gaming-trend

Jump on N4G and throw some comments in there?  It helps us expand our audience by pushing our review up the ranks.   It also, obviously, has our review in it.   4000 words, a video review, a side-by-side comparison, and 90 minutes of multiplayer isn't easy to cobble together on a deadline.  smile
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Giveaway] Warlock 2: The Exiled on: November 04, 2014, 03:14:00 PM
Aaaaand all winners have been notified.  Sorry if you didn't win, but keep an eye out for more giveaways.  smile
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Giveaway] Warlock 2: The Exiled on: October 28, 2014, 09:35:44 PM
We are giving away eight copies of Warlock 2: The Exiled on Steam.   Drop by the front page in a few moments for a chance to enter.  (One of the entry methods is commenting in this forum!)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/205990/

Check it out.  smile
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need community help! Dragon Age Inquisition on: October 17, 2014, 08:19:17 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 16, 2014, 11:50:07 PM

However, even in the lore, the term kossith is no longer used. Is just Qunari or nothing.

The fact that you are this invested (as am I) in the religion of one of a handful of races in the game says a whole hell of a lot about the power of storytelling in Bioware games.  smile 
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HBO to start "no cable sub required" streaming service in 2015 on: October 17, 2014, 08:16:30 PM
It'll be interesting when this happens.  I know a LOT of people who have said they would stop pirating Game of Thrones if they had a way to get HBO without cable.  Money where your mouth is, folks.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: October 17, 2014, 08:14:40 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 17, 2014, 04:05:20 PM

A new episode of the Metatheory podcast is up! I'm really proud of this episode, aside from some great gaming discussion, we touch on the recent Gamersgate controversy and what it means to gaming culture. There's a lot of rich, insightful commentary from the staff that explores points I haven't seen raised elsewhere.

Give it a listen if you have the time  icon_biggrin

*thumbs up*   Gave it a listen today - well done guys! 
156  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Should Police Departments Have Military Gear? Obama says "Let's look into it." on: October 17, 2014, 08:14:02 PM
I'm rather torn on this topic.  Watch a few episodes of Drugs, Inc. and see if it changes your mind.   I think it does get abused in some places, but in others where the need is more dire I can see the need for an armored vehicle and assault rifles.  It's certainly a topic worth discussion for sure...
157  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 17, 2014, 08:12:33 PM
I appreciate all of your feedback, everyone.  I think my faith in people's interpretation of religion is really what is failing.  Also, since that cart is hooked to politics on both sides, that creates an even heavier burden.  I think I'm gonna keep doing what I'm doing - being the best person I can be and not worrying about what anyone else thinks about it....
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 15, 2014, 05:27:16 AM
I put in my review today:  http://www.gamingtrend.com/reviews/alien-isolation-review-rumor-control-facts/

I really dug it.  I've not played the DLC though. 
159  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: October 15, 2014, 05:25:40 AM
Hate to point it out, but some of what's going on in this thread is the cause for my crisis of faith.  It's become a polarizing political issue more than one about a relationship with God.
160  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Get rid of the multiplayer/MMO section and use the main gaming hub? on: October 15, 2014, 05:23:33 AM
I'll have a discussion with the team and get back on this soon.
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