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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Suggestions for a great mattress on: February 04, 2014, 04:33:23 AM
We have a tempurpedic bed with a topper.  It was 5k when it was new.  It's miserably hot during the summer here in Phx, and this tempurpedic material doesn't help with that.  If you go with a tempurpedic, get one with the cooling tech in it and some cooling sheets. 

On the topic of the pricing thing - we got a mattress from one of those "random mattress R Us" in a shopping mall places for our spare room.  They had a king sized 500 dollar mattress for 200 bucks, including frame.  Why?  It got rubbed against during shipping and the logo was a little roughed up.  Entirely cosmetic and covered by a sheet. 
162  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / World of Warplanes advertising (please read) on: February 04, 2014, 04:30:01 AM
So tomorrow you'll see (very obviously) that we have landed a contract with Wargaming.  They are trying out GT as an ad opportunity.  I'm not soliciting you guys to do anything you normally wouldn't, but I am asking you guys to take a look at their product.  It's obviously a big step for us, and I do want to show them that this awesome community is worth supporting long-term.  Even if it's a click and a look around (or better yet trying out the free-to-play game) that'd be solid of you.   Thanks for helping us support GT.  We've got big things in store for GT, and this is the start of funding those projects.   High five!
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Review] Fable Anniversary on: February 04, 2014, 01:39:40 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 03, 2014, 06:01:34 PM

Was your copy a pre-release copy or was it the final retail version?

Seems pretty outrageous that a game that old has bugs that serious, even if it has a new graphical shine.

Full retail disc-based and in the plastic.   icon_confused
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review] Fable Anniversary on: February 03, 2014, 04:59:51 PM

Stability issues aside, the game did pretty well moving from Xbox to Xbox 360. 
165  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Xbox Live - 12 month code, 20 bucks off on: February 01, 2014, 06:03:59 PM

If you are subscribing, hard to beat 20 bucks off.
166  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 30, 2014, 02:52:06 PM
Once it's all filled in, we'll figure out how we can display it on GT.  smile

Thanks for the help with this!
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stumbled on pure awesome - Ninja and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear on: January 29, 2014, 09:25:44 PM
Man of Tai Chi is in my queue for the weekend.  Nice to get an old fashioned "chop socky" flick. 
168  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: January 29, 2014, 09:20:51 PM
We've got the sweet CGI video to boot.  smile

169  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 29, 2014, 09:15:41 PM
Nobody hit me up on this, or my mail is broken.   
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Stumbled on pure awesome - Ninja and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear on: January 26, 2014, 03:05:52 AM
If you are a fan of martial arts movies, these two movies are absolutely awesome.  The story?  Throwaway.  The action?  Some of the best I've seen in a movie.  Don't know who did the choreography, but the people in these two movies are no joke.

Ninja is on NetFlix and Amazon Prime for free.  Check it out!
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming Trend to speak at SXSWi 2014 with Richard Garriott? YES! It's happening! on: January 25, 2014, 04:56:31 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 24, 2014, 04:10:56 PM

Tell "Dick" to Bring Back Tabula RasaTM! But this time with a recognizable IP behind it. Something everyone loves. Furbies or Teletubbies? Maybe both.  The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you. icon_razz
Telefurbies, got it.  I wonder if that game is a sore spot for him...
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X being teased on: January 24, 2014, 08:27:23 PM
Gah, I just got some codes to do a giveaway, and so many of you already bought it!   I'm going to try to spin up the giveaway asap.  smile
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Some new ARCADE games at Gaming Trend! on: January 24, 2014, 03:07:55 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 23, 2014, 06:06:21 PM

If you guys can find a Defender/Stargate and Missile Command clone amongst the arcade games, I'll be happy.  icon_smile

I still rue there was this awsome, appropriately pixelicious Defender clone in the days of DOS that I enjoyed but never could find an equivalent on Windows. I guess I could play it via DOS Box if I could even find it.  icon_smile

We are working on other games that are interesting.   I'm glad you guys like these.  biggrin
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Some new ARCADE games at Gaming Trend! on: January 24, 2014, 03:04:45 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 23, 2014, 11:34:31 PM

This is pretty neat!

I'm going to go ahead and voice my displeasure at the inevitable porn game that will show up.

 disgust icon_wink

hahhahha!   Well played.  smile
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Some new ARCADE games at Gaming Trend! on: January 23, 2014, 03:58:33 PM
So we have opened up an arcade at Gaming Trend.   If you hit the front page you'll see in the nav bar three flash games.  Not to worry - we aren't turning into Kongregate (though I'd love their traffic revenues!).  We will only put games in the arcade that we find to be fun - GT Tested and Approved!    Take em for a spin and let us know what you think of them.  If you have any trouble with them, let us know that too so we can tweak it.   Have fun!
176  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 15, 2014, 02:53:03 AM
Ok, the calendar is built.  Email me your gmail email address so I can share it.  You can send it via pm or to [email protected]

177  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Wireless router with good range? on: January 14, 2014, 04:05:04 PM
I'll chime in and say that they all work...for about 6 months.  Then they all suck.  It's been my lot with the last half dozen or so routers I've gotten.  smile
178  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Server/GPO Question/Help on: January 14, 2014, 03:42:16 PM
I followed everything you said, but GPOs are not my specialty that's for sure.  You might try this though: 

From admin on the box that's misbehaving:

Gpupdate /force
Gpresult /r /scope:computer |more

If memory serves that will force the update locally and for all users, and give you feedback to see if it worked. 
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 14, 2014, 12:38:16 PM
I got a recommendation to use less bandwidth from my ISP.  I might need to quit reading this thread.   icon_eek
180  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: January 14, 2014, 11:37:14 AM
I felt like I was playing a TES game with the occasionally poorly-named NPC running by every once in a while.   I think I'm in on this one - it felt much better this go around, and it was far more stable to boot.  My biggest complaint was the interface for crafting as it's not just unintuitive but counter-intuitive.   They have time to fix that though, and hopefully some of my feedback helps. 

On the subscription front, I don't bat an eye at 15 a month when there is this much content.  The Free to Play model seems to attract the absolute WORST players, and I'd rather avoid them altogether. 

On the "why isn't the client free" side of things, I wouldn't expect them to give away years of programming time.  If you believe what they've done is worthwhile, you pony up to experience it, otherwise we are back to that f2p model.  Free to Play has become nuisance-ware.  Want a bank slot?  Money.  Want to be able to have more than pocket change?  Money?  And the worst of them - want to rearrange your interface in SWTOR?  Money.  I'd rather pay a subscription so the devs can create more content than have them nag me for nickels and dimes until I quit out of frustration.  Am I alone on this?
181  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [WTB] Ultima...stuff on: January 13, 2014, 10:48:13 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 13, 2014, 06:01:25 PM

You guys should all know that the Dragon in KD's name? That's his Ultima Dragon name. Tongue



182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Binge TV watching on: January 12, 2014, 11:37:36 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 12, 2014, 11:18:24 PM

That's how I prefer to watch TV. Following a show in "real time" seems so...slooowwwwwww...especially when they do those half-season breaks that seem to be common now. The only downside is that we often blow through a show's 3- or 4-season run in just a few months.

We're watching Buffy this way right now and are already near the end of S3. Will probably start Angel and alternate those disks with Buffy to stretch them both out (the two series aired contemporaneously starting in 1999 or 2000, right?). Other shows that we blew through were ST:DS9, Eureka, Babylon 5, BSG, Firefly, and Farscape. We've pretty much run out of great sf shows.

What's worst is catching up with a show by binging on its first few seasons on disk and then having to follow the rest of it in real time, as we did with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Lost.

The only show I watch in real time is Game of Thrones.  (lol, I typed in realm time and corrected it just now)    I just can't get enough of that show.  Now THAT's a long wait between seasons!
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Binge TV watching on: January 12, 2014, 11:01:28 PM
I see the news that Boardwalk Empire is over.   Nikita ended in December.  24 is off the air.  Arrested Development is done.   Does anyone else typically wait until a show is done and over before binging on all of them right in a row, or is it just the wife and I?   I imagine it hurts the whole ad revenue thing, but I bet that a great many people also do this.  I wonder if content makers bear this in mind? 
184  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [WTB] Ultima...stuff on: January 12, 2014, 10:59:28 PM

Quote from: Destructor on January 11, 2014, 05:54:27 PM

IMHO, ever since Richard Garriott got back into the limelight with his new not-Ultima game the prices of everything have gone up.

So yeah, this is going to get expensive for you and quick. I'd just stick with the GoG releases unless you really, really want to get everything physical they came with back in the day.

Hmm. Makes me wonder if I have anything though...

I have completed every Ultima game multiple times (I have them all on the 1-9 CD that came from EA back in the day) - it's the physical goodies I want.   I'll lay out everything I have and figure out everything I'm missing to show you guys.

And yea, before March since I'll be speaking on a panel with him. Might ask for a signature or 9 while I'm at it.  smile
185  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 12, 2014, 10:58:01 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 11, 2014, 03:23:10 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 11, 2014, 02:40:15 AM

When I was maintaining it I used an amalgamation of several sites - (they have European release dates), Gamespy (at the time  *Fist Shaking*), EBGames, Amazon, and a few others and sometimes kinda winged it.  My guesses are as good as theirs.  smile

If there is serious interest, I'll spin up a community-editable calendar that we could maintain together.   I just know that I don't have time to do it myself and write awesome content too.  smile

Just having the calendar would be a start.  how would the content be updated?  per day, per title or uploaded? 

Probably the easiest would be to put together a Google calendar, give folks access, and add games to the Tuesdays and Sundays (thanks Nintendo!).   What do you think?
186  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [WTB] Ultima...stuff on: January 11, 2014, 04:58:17 AM
This is going to be an expensive adventure...

(OMG....I've *NEVER* seen this....) - Ultima 1 in perfect shape - $799.99

Ultima VII The Black Gate - $69.99

Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress (not quite complete) - $34 and climbing...or

Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress - 279.99, still in the shrinkwrap

Ultima Martian Dreams Complete - $99.99

187  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 11, 2014, 03:49:30 AM

Quote from: Punisher on January 11, 2014, 03:20:27 AM

maybe there should be a site dedicated to something like this? Maybe even letting us know when various games go Gold...
 ninja icon_twisted

Lol!  Nice.    High five!
188  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 2 free codes - Company of Heroes 2 in-game content on: January 11, 2014, 03:48:27 AM
Sent x2!  Enjoy
189  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 11, 2014, 02:40:15 AM
When I was maintaining it I used an amalgamation of several sites - (they have European release dates), Gamespy (at the time  *Fist Shaking*), EBGames, Amazon, and a few others and sometimes kinda winged it.  My guesses are as good as theirs.  smile

If there is serious interest, I'll spin up a community-editable calendar that we could maintain together.   I just know that I don't have time to do it myself and write awesome content too.  smile
190  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 10, 2014, 02:36:32 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 10, 2014, 10:45:28 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 09, 2014, 04:32:40 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 09, 2014, 01:44:30 PM

Does GT no longer maintain a release day calendar? 
Haven't since the big redesign back in 2011. We've wanted to bring it back, but it hasn't really been a high priority and it's so hard to maintain. You are the first person to mention it since it went away, if that gives you any idea of why we pushed it down the priority list...


I liked it too Soulchilde, and I wouldn't be abject to bringing it back, but if we did it'd have to be community run.  Everyone pitches in and keeps it updated kinda thing.  It's very time consuming for one or two people. 
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 10, 2014, 02:34:58 PM
EPIC old's The Legend of Kage's soundtrack redone by an orchestra.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Problems with Amazon Prime on: January 09, 2014, 06:12:37 PM
99.999% of the time it's with our local delivery company, OnTrac.  They are absolutely terrible.  :/
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kiva - Microlending to the less fortunate on: January 09, 2014, 06:11:51 PM
That's pretty damned cool Zaxxon!  I missed this during the holiday madness, but that's cool.  I think I'll take a look myself!
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: January 09, 2014, 06:08:35 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 07, 2014, 07:52:35 PM

Delayed Again?

Don't worry too much though if true,its only a few days(it mkay just be the mix up with the Tuesday and Friday release)

EDIT: just saw that typo...i'm keeping that in,M'kay? icon_biggrin

Yea, they get their games on Friday, we get it on Tuesday.   No delay, so I'm told by Ubi.  smile
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 08, 2014, 09:19:53 PM
I sincerely appreciate all of your kind words.   It's crazy to think that we've been doing this for over a decade and change (when you factor in CG time).    CG was a passing fancy for me in the beginning, but it's certainly grown into something awesome.   Here's some trivia as an advance on our 10 year anniversary....

When I first started Console Gold I was updating each page in Dreamweaver by hand.  I would change each page and then re-upload them.  0_0
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on: January 08, 2014, 01:59:05 AM

Quote from: JayDee on January 07, 2014, 06:53:50 PM

I thought this was a really enjoyable movie and much better than the first one.

Yep, I'm here with ya.   I read the books too and I thought they did a pretty solid job of sticking to the material.  Two things - realize not every movie is Citizen Kane, and then go watch Citizen Kane and realize that it's not as good as you remember it to be.  smile   Just like the upcoming Robocop reboot, I'm going to ignore the PG-13 rating (boooo) and just enjoy the flick.  (hopefully)

(and then I'm gonna come home and watch the unedited extended Criteron Edition of the original in all of it's absolutely horrifyingly awesome levels of ultraviolence)
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 08, 2014, 01:53:25 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 08, 2014, 01:45:48 AM

People got excited when they herd Gearbox was doing an Aliens game...then Colonial Marines happened. There's been a surprising number of Aliens themed games and IMO only a few have been worth anything. This games got allot to overcome to get me to lay down cash for it.

If Gearbox had done the work, we might have had something.  This Sega outsources to Gearbox which outsourced to the now-defunct TimeGate Studios.  At least there is only the dev and publisher in this scenario.  (or at least we hope so...)
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: January 08, 2014, 01:49:31 AM
Rumor: The Division team has spent 18 months on door opening/closing technology.

I don't get pay attention to rumors.  I think The Division is a cornerstone of their holiday lineup, and I doubt it's gonna get delayed, but I guess we'll see....
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 07, 2014, 05:31:07 PM

I'm not sold because of just how hard we were burned by Colonial Marines, but this could be good.  I'm sure Creative Assembly could use a break from RTS titles.  I'm not gonna be sold on it until I play it for myself though. 
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 06, 2014, 07:01:03 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 06, 2014, 05:39:56 PM

Starting a weightloss challenge at work tomorrow.

Already lost 6 lbs. Fasting x2 a week (24 hour H2O + lemon juice cleansing cycle).

Also trying to stick to paleo foods. May go for the 2-400 cal. x7 meals throughout the day. Already having a cup of cottage cheese as my last snack (casein protein to carry me through cleansing periods and nighttimes).

I'm 254 right now. FWIW I hit a milestone in the gym three weeks ago. 5 reps of 350lbs on bench. (to just better than 90deg - I've injured my shoulder in the past, so I don't force it).

I can now swing and change direction on monkey bars. Max is 54 rungs. Problem is, the TRX system at the Y has bars that are too narrow by about an 1/8 - 1/4 inch so I end up getting blisters. Gloves don't help.

The TRX system is that hateful system with the straps too, right?  I damned near killed myself on this exercise:

She makes that look soooooooo easy. 
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