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161  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? 
162  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
163  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 - ToTheGame.com (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?
164  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



165  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!
166  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
167  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 - ToTheGame.com (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
168  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...

Understood

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. 
169  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 school....it's The Legend of Kage's soundtrack redone by an orchestra.
170  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.  :/
171  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!
172  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
173  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
174  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)
175  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...)
176  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....
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 07, 2014, 05:31:07 PM
http://gamingtrend.com/video-post/alien-isolation-announced-may-redeem-franchise/

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. 
178  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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqY2B2hUfLs

She makes that look soooooooo easy. 
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hey Microsoft! on: January 06, 2014, 06:54:57 PM
I do get a chuckle out of telling my Xbox "Xbox!  Go Home, you're drunk!"

It works too....
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar virgin no longer [Rocksmith related] on: January 06, 2014, 05:15:24 PM
As promised...

181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 06, 2014, 05:11:49 PM
Picked up a Fitbit and I'm going to restart the diet and hit the gym every day, alternating between cardio and lifting.   If the calculations are right, I'll have hit my goal by the end of this year - much sooner if I can maintain some semblance of that pace. 
182  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [WTB] Ultima...stuff on: January 06, 2014, 02:34:52 AM
I'm looking to build up my Ultima stuff collection.   I'd be interested if any of you guys have any Ultima stuff you'd like to part with (and no, I already have a Dragon Edition of Ultima 9 so you get to keep yours...)
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar virgin no longer [Rocksmith related] on: January 06, 2014, 01:30:25 AM

Quote from: Rip on January 05, 2014, 07:41:03 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 04, 2014, 03:41:13 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 01, 2014, 02:23:39 AM

Learning how.   I have always played percussion, so lead guitar and bass are completely new.   I'm putting in the time too - I practice pretty much every day.  Guess that is a testament to RS2014 as the previous version was abandoned pretty quickly.  

My strings?   7 bucks.  Laura's bass strings?  30!

I will post her guitar pic tomorrow.   smile

Ok, sorry - as promised, here's my guitar and my wife's bass.  Her bass is a 1970 Ampeg "Big Stud" bass - a gift from her father.   And yes, you are goddamned right that room is Saint's Row purple.  



Can we see a pick of your big dildo bat as well?

 icon_biggrin

I never got one of those, sadly.   I do have a fairly rare Chainsword from Warhammer 40k though.  I'll drop a pic in of that tomorrow (it's at work - it "sends a message").
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar virgin no longer [Rocksmith related] on: January 06, 2014, 01:29:37 AM

Quote from: drifter on January 05, 2014, 05:51:34 PM

Can you really learn to play guitar from RockSmith?

So far so good.  I can play some songs at about 90% accuracy and mastery level (it slowly ramps you up until you are playing the real thing) and I'm using a real guitar....so...yea.  I guess so.  smile
185  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Steven Seagal says he may run for Arizona governor on: January 06, 2014, 01:28:22 AM
I'm uh....just gonna leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkskuSXqUD0

I seriously don't know what to make of this guy.  He's all over the board.   He does run like a girl though...that, and he hates children:

186  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: looking for NEO GEO games/accessories on: January 06, 2014, 12:46:55 AM
Sorry dude.  Only things I have are for the new one.   Those things fetch a high price, but it's hard to go wrong with arcade-quality.  biggrin
187  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 2 free codes - Company of Heroes 2 in-game content on: January 06, 2014, 12:46:09 AM
I've got two codes for the Steam version of CoH2 for some in-game items (you have to already own the game, Comrade).  Gives you the Soviet Commander and a few in-game weapons.  Anyone want them?
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 04, 2014, 06:58:18 AM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:05:12 AM

... and it's an RPG.

And I can FINALLY close that damned cop car door! 
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Someone's been using my Netflix account on: January 04, 2014, 03:43:45 AM

Quote from: Teggy on January 02, 2014, 11:59:46 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 02, 2014, 10:23:41 PM

it's almost certainly the 360 you traded in

Oh, good catch. I wiped the whole thing but I guess that's not enough?



This explains a LOT.  I need to have them scrub my devices too then....I have a lot of movies being watched that I know I own on BluRay - no point in watching them on NetFlix. 
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar virgin no longer [Rocksmith related] on: January 04, 2014, 03:41:13 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 01, 2014, 02:23:39 AM

Learning how.   I have always played percussion, so lead guitar and bass are completely new.   I'm putting in the time too - I practice pretty much every day.  Guess that is a testament to RS2014 as the previous version was abandoned pretty quickly.  

My strings?   7 bucks.  Laura's bass strings?  30!

I will post her guitar pic tomorrow.   smile

Ok, sorry - as promised, here's my guitar and my wife's bass.  Her bass is a 1970 Ampeg "Big Stud" bass - a gift from her father.   And yes, you are goddamned right that room is Saint's Row purple.  

191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar virgin no longer [Rocksmith related] on: January 04, 2014, 03:33:45 AM

Quote from: Purge on January 01, 2014, 03:34:53 AM

I think I'd like to cut my teeth on learning Would (AIC).

Perhaps working my way up to Frusciante's "Snow (Hey Oh)" ... you know, in like, 20 years. Tongue

I have Would from AiC.  For one....strangest tuning ever, and two, it's a little far down in the difficulty level.  smile    The awesome part is that after only two months of plinking I'm at about 50% mastery of Would already.  I'm just gonna try to not think about how much all this DLC is gonna cost me.  hehehheeh 
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 04, 2014, 03:32:02 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 02, 2014, 08:47:34 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 02, 2014, 08:18:40 PM

Caine - what was the other title you chose as a reason to pick up a next-gen system?  I saw 1/3 and 2/3 but no 3/3. 

The Division.  sadly, not a Q1 game.  I've got those 3 plus Witcher 3 and Dying Light as first day buys.  to be honest, I had considered skipping out, but seeing those games in action and knowing what Sony's 1st party devs can be capable of convinced me to buy in.  Watchdogs was going to be the bundled in game when I got the system as well. 

The Division looks incredible.  I love the post-apocalypse gameplay without a zombie in sight.  People are FAR more scary in their desperation than any monster we could create....
193  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: looking for NEO GEO games/accessories on: January 04, 2014, 03:27:33 AM
Is it a real NeoGeo or is it one of the handhelds with video out like I reviewed here:  Neo Geo X
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 08:18:40 PM
Caine - what was the other title you chose as a reason to pick up a next-gen system?  I saw 1/3 and 2/3 but no 3/3. 
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 01:42:32 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 02, 2014, 06:32:53 AM

I have no interest in all the last-gen crap. Just die already. smile

I want a few last-gen items (i.e. South Park) but for the most part, yea.  Every dollar spent on last gen is a dollar not spent on current gen. 
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 01:41:50 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 02, 2014, 05:23:47 AM

Being a gamer nowadays can be overwhelming. I almost wish there were fewer consoles and handhelds. Between the Xbox, XB1, PS3, PS4, Vita, 3DS, WiiU, iPad and PC I have waaaaay too many platforms to keep up with. And each has a strong stable of upcoming titles.

Try writing a review on all of em.  slywink
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 12 things the Xbox One does well, 11 that it doesn't on: January 02, 2014, 01:40:23 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 02, 2014, 02:13:41 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 02, 2014, 12:09:22 AM

http://www.gamingtrend.com/2014/01/01/a-month-with-xbox-one-whats-working-and-whats-not/

Justin and I took a look at the Xbox One over the last month, tallied up what it does well, what it doesn't, and what we think Microsoft can do to fix it.  

How'd we do?
Very good article. Do you have one coming for the PS4?

Absolutely.  It wouldn't be fair otherwise.  smile
198  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 02, 2014, 12:14:08 AM

Quote from: hepcat on December 30, 2013, 08:53:54 PM

Mmmmmmm....Amen Noodles....


Ra-men.  Pasta be with you.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Most anticipated titles of Q1 2014 on: January 02, 2014, 12:10:15 AM
Can you believe there are 34 (not counting all the indies) titles coming in just Q1 alone?   Prepare your wallet...it's gonna hurt worse than the Steam Sale.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/2014/01/01/a-month-with-xbox-one-whats-working-and-whats-not/

200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 12 things the Xbox One does well, 11 that it doesn't on: January 02, 2014, 12:09:22 AM
http://www.gamingtrend.com/2014/01/01/a-month-with-xbox-one-whats-working-and-whats-not/

Justin and I took a look at the Xbox One over the last month, tallied up what it does well, what it doesn't, and what we think Microsoft can do to fix it. 

How'd we do?
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