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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 27, 2014, 06:09:33 AM
90/100 from me - review goes live in an hour. 

Oops, did I accidentally post 17 videos of various things on our Youtube channel?  Well, hell....guess I did.

https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingTrendVideos

Been playing it non stop for the last five days.  My eyes are bloodshot and I'm very tired, can I can't wait to keep playing more tomorrow.   Yea, it's that kind of good. 
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok, let me explain how the Internet works... on: May 26, 2014, 06:40:05 AM

Quote from: TiLT on May 26, 2014, 06:35:47 AM

It's both a blessing and a curse. One has to wonder if the Internet will work the same way in, say, 20 years.

The way our government is allying (or forcing) companies to cooperate with shady investigations, I see a cyberwar the likes of which we've never seen on the horizon.  Personal privacy and digital privacy are converging, and neither of them are safe. 
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ok, let me explain how the Internet works... on: May 26, 2014, 06:26:57 AM
So several of you have approached me to "clean up your online persona" or various deviations from that statement.  Let me explain how the Internet works.  Once you say something, it's said.  Like, forever.  Google indexes this site, sure, but it also caches everything.  I can still find stuff from ConsoleGold.com and that's long since passed into the realm of spammers and cybersquatters.  Deleting posts from the forums makes literally not one iota of good.  Not even a little.  There is no such thing as 'cleaning up'.  I've been in the Internet Provider industry for approaching 20 years, so trust me on this one guys.   Believe me, I'd love to help you, but the only thing I can offer is a shield.  If I'm approached to release information on you or anything said on this site, I'll refuse.  No information will pass from this site to any agency.  The only information available here is available to the public; the information you've already posted.   
84  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF Warhammer 40k stuff on: May 22, 2014, 09:26:37 PM
What about books?  I have some OMG heavy rule books that I picked up at some point or another.

And no, you can't have my full-sized chainsword.  smile
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 22, 2014, 09:22:29 PM
The campaign is roughly 12 or so hours.  Even on easy there is a lot of content here.  Did you guys check out my review?

http://www.gamingtrend.com/reviews/wolfenstein-new-order-glorious-bastards/
86  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / So....the news? on: May 22, 2014, 09:18:10 PM
We've REALLY ramped up our news coverage over the last two weeks.   What do you guys think?  Are we covering things you are interested in reading?  I want GT to be your frequent stop for news, reviews, previews, and features.    You tell me....
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's official god hates me this week on: May 16, 2014, 05:10:40 PM
Anything we can do to help dude?
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of thrones come to you from Word Star 4.0 on: May 16, 2014, 05:09:03 PM
Hey, if it works for ya, then it works for ya.   I know a (admittedly hipster) writer that still uses Ye Olde Fashioned typewriters for his work.  Some poor bastard has to OCR it when he's done, but it's his "thing". 
89  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Kids say the darndest things... on: May 07, 2014, 04:38:50 PM
It mortifies me the things I hear people teach their kids nowadays.   Harpua is right on needing a reset, but man...what if these people had no moral compass to begin with?  I've heard more racism since Obama got elected even from within my own extended family.  I heard the "stop the takers" horseshit from my own father in law.  His daughter?  Disabled by a goddamned moron who hit her stopped car while driving WAY past the speed limit.  She gets disability because she'll likely never work again.  At one point in our life it was the only thing that kept the lights on after we had cut literally everything else out of our budget. When we start citing specifics he said "we shouldn't make it personal".   How the hell are these things not personal?    If somebody gets cancer and goes through an entire battery of treatments and gets handed a $98,000 bill how is that not a devistating life event?  Why shouldn't they have insurance?  How are they "takers" for not wanting something out of their control to not destroy their family?  Politics absolutely disgust me over the last 15 years.  Corporations as people +  "People" now suddenly able to give unlimited amounts to campaigns = candidates bought and paid for in the open.   Horrible...
90  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I think on: May 07, 2014, 04:27:01 PM
I hear you can see Russian from some houses in America.   That's likely a load of bullshit though.   icon_twisted
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2014 Edition on: May 07, 2014, 03:46:47 PM
I finally am carving out some personal reading time.   I am about 600 pages into the first Game of Thrones book.   biggrin   I really, really missed reading for pleasure instead of just for work.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's the word? on: May 07, 2014, 03:45:48 PM
Antiredisestablishmentarianism?
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So That's What Tilt's Been Doing on: May 07, 2014, 03:45:26 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 05, 2014, 09:33:16 PM

What, the Norwegian army is a front-runner for something? Surely this must be a hoax! slywink

Norwegian army?   *envisions legions of Swedish Chefs*   Yes...I'm sure it's exactly like that. 

94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Almost Human = cancelled on: May 07, 2014, 03:31:28 PM
I like Hannibal - it's keeping me very engaged, and I can't say that about most television.     This season hasn't been great for TV for me though.  Believe and The 100 had me tuned out pretty quickly and both are looking at possible cancellation.  Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is great and I'm really hoping that one sticks around.  The wife has Once Upon a Time (and was sad when Once Upon a Time in Wonderland got cancelled) and Vampire Diaries in the TiVo.  We both love Arrow, and are finally caught up (we fell a little behind).  We are both junkies for Hell's Kitchen as well.  Beyond that?  Netflix and Amazon Prime FTW.  We are watching 24.  Just finished Season 4 last night.  Turns out we are 1.) out of time and 2.) this show is about answering the phone.     
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: April 30, 2014, 10:32:57 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 30, 2014, 06:11:35 PM

Quite true. I've noticed more and more sites giving up on forums (perhaps they just don't want to mess w/ moderation issues) in favor of Twitter, Facebook et al.

With me, I really try to keep my Gaming self and, uh, Regular Guy self separate on Facebook. I just don't post about gaming on Facebook because I think too many of my non-gamer pals think gaming is the Evil.  icon_razz If I say, posted on Facebook that pixelized explosions of blood spray and gore in Broforce tickle me... I don't think they'd understand. Here, I think people would.  icon_cool

I like sifting through Twitter for interesting posts but haven't so far been willing to Tweet. Perhaps if I can just get a Twitter going as my Blackjack self and focus it that way, it might be fun.

As far as comments on the Gaming Trend news/video items, can we use our GT forum accounts to login there? Or does it have to be a separate login we set up for comments-only?

The new system we are working on will be a unified login, other than Youtube.  Youtube is it's own beast - you need your own login for that to comment. 
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / When do you buy games? on: April 30, 2014, 05:10:12 PM
I'm interested to know - when do you guys buy your games?   With multiplayer it's always tough to wait due to forum effect or the fact that multi dies after a while.  Are you folks bleeding edge day 1 preorder junkies like me, or do you wait a while and overturn the cheap bin?
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Almost Human = cancelled on: April 30, 2014, 05:01:13 PM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/29/almost-human-canceled-fox/

Damn it Fox.  Why do you kill everything I love?!  It ONLY had 5.6 MILLION viewers.  Obviously we need to cancel that and replace it with some other shit-tastic realty or singing show....
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: April 30, 2014, 04:51:19 PM
So I'll even say that I've been posting less here.  I've been so focused on building the front page content that I've neglected the boards.   You guys hit on a good point though - boards are starting to become an antique of sorts.   Newer generations of gamers eschew them completely (or don't know what the hell the word eschew means) in favor of things like Twitter.  Often they have a "if it ain't on my phone, it ain't worth seeing" sort of attitude.  As a result, other areas of the site are growing while the forums (despite the feeling) is pretty much steady on traffic.    Put simply, we have roughly 130,000 unique people hitting GT every month, but they are spending their time at our YouTube channel (just cleared half a million views on that), get their news from our Twitter and Facebook feeds, and read our editorials on the front page.   If I could figure out a way to get them in here I would. 

All of that said, we are looking at folding the whole thing together and unifying the front page with the forums.  Comments on the front page would also appear in the forums, and visa versa.  It'd unify the conversation, and engage new blood that otherwise would avoid a forum.  We are also in the process of hiring somebody to tackle news on a very frequent basis.  We want to become your go-to place for gaming news in addition to reviews and such.  Step outside the forums - we've got really cool stuff going on elsewhere on this same site!
99  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Amazon Marketplace - Anyone Been a Seller? on: April 25, 2014, 04:49:02 PM
I sell things here and there on Amazon.  I've only run into one issue.  The differences between Amazon and EBay is that on Amazon my item sells within hours, sometimes minutes.  On eBay it can sit forever.  Risk of doing business? 
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: April 23, 2014, 09:23:26 PM
Quote
I'll be playing this on the PC, so if there any special cautions about the PC version that people come across, please post these.

Will do.  Ubi does a solid job with their PC ports.  The question will be how intrusive is the UPlay part of it.   From what I've heard it's "check once on launch" and then it goes away.  We'll see....
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: April 23, 2014, 07:36:46 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on April 23, 2014, 05:19:30 PM


By the way - I sat next to this dude.  He was not all that excited about the game for some reason...kept complaining about the controller.  I'm getting the vibe he's a PC only guy.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: April 23, 2014, 07:36:19 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 23, 2014, 07:03:22 PM

There's a bunch of new stuff up on the front page.

What he said.  I went hands on for about four hours and did nearly 45 minutes of interviews.  Hacking is kinda my thing in the real world (I'm a Network Engineer by trade) so this is right up my alley.  All of the interviews also contain new footage of the game, so....enjoy!

3200+ word Preview - http://www.gamingtrend.com/2014/04/23/digital-parkour-hands-watch-dogs/

Interview with Kevin Shortt about the story (and much more) - http://www.gamingtrend.com/video-post/we-all-have-a-bit-of-voyeurism-in-us-ken-shortt-on-hacking-and-information-security-in-watch_dogs/

Interview with Thomas Geffroyd about the authenticity of hacking -
http://www.gamingtrend.com/video-post/watch-dogs-thomas-geffroyd-digs-deep-on-hacking/

Second Screen ctOS - Mobile demo (and editor demo) with Philippe Baude -
http://www.gamingtrend.com/video-post/watch-dogs-is-the-next-generation-of-second-screen-experiences/

Watch Dogs commented multiplayer video - http://www.gamingtrend.com/video-post/watch-dogs-multiplayer-far-fun-anticipated/
103  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: university blocking gamingtrend on: April 18, 2014, 05:35:58 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 03, 2014, 05:29:02 AM

Wouldn't the IP that the university sees be the Cloudflare IP address(es)? Aren't they effectively reverse proxying all of the connections to the GT hosts themselves?

Yea, that's exactly right - they wouldn't see our box IP, but Cloudflare's.   They are likely blocking thousands of legitimate sources if they are blocking cloudflare....
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: iOS games for a long flight? on: April 01, 2014, 09:41:20 PM
What can I say?  I have gaming ADD?  How else do you think I can do this job?!   Some good suggestions though - keep em coming!
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / iOS games for a long flight? on: April 01, 2014, 06:48:43 PM
I've got a flight across the pond coming up tomorrow.  I have KOTOR and FFIV loaded.  What else should I have on my iPad Air for this trip?

Thanks!
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm worried....where is Ceekay? on: April 01, 2014, 06:43:02 PM
I've not seen him for four months now.  I'm getting worried.   Does anyone know what's going on with him?
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 14, 2014, 02:18:07 AM
And now...with my review too.  smile

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/delivering-in-a-big-way-we-review-titanfall/

108  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: March 11, 2014, 03:03:21 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 07, 2014, 06:13:07 PM

Any plans to post this up on the main page somewhere? 

I've run aground on the updates but have been adding recent dates manually. 

I'll hit up Mike and see where we are with this.  We just finished up SXSW so we are both in the "OMG catch up on work" phase.  smile 
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Exclusive Preview] Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II on: March 11, 2014, 02:56:02 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 10, 2014, 09:01:24 PM

please tell me you can make the damage numbers smaller, they block everythign slywink

Let's find out!   I'll get back to you.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Exclusive Preview] Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II on: March 10, 2014, 08:47:16 PM
Hey all - I got Van Helsing II's closed beta early. I put together a 20 minute video showing the game in action instead of posting up the usual video from the publisher, but the game actually plays as good as it looks.  Something to be excited for next month!

http://www.gamingtrend.com/2014/03/10/return-borgovia-hands-van-helsing-ii/

Hope you all enjoy it.  smile
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: March 04, 2014, 02:48:16 PM
Any my review (with video) is live. 

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/south-park-the-stick-of-truth-is-awesome-mmkay/

The video shows the (shockingly) only bug I found in the game, as well as some spoiler-free gameplay.   It's awesome - go get it. 
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 24, 2014, 06:03:41 PM
Our review is on the front page.   smile

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/welcome-back-taffer-we-review-thief/

In short, play it like a Thief game and you'll enjoy it.  Play it like a shooter and a.) you are an idiot and b.) you aren't going to enjoy it.    Almost every negative review I read prefaced their opinion with "I'm more of a first person shooter guy" or "I've played all of the Call of Duty games" (well good for you, junior).   I also get the feeling that some of these guys didn't play past the first two levels. 
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: February 23, 2014, 12:49:35 AM
As do I.  I got my copy Friday.  It's HILARIOUS.  Expect the full-on rated M experience though.   Some of the dildos, crack pipes, and frequent use of the F word by Cartman would kinda suggest they earned it.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 18, 2014, 09:53:59 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 18, 2014, 12:12:09 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 18, 2014, 12:00:27 PM

Well, I have to take your word for that, but I could have sworn one of the things that was touted early in this generations development 60FPS was a big seller.

Oh it is, it is. It's just that 60 fps is hard to achieve, even on the PS4, without sacrificing something. It depends on the game type too, of course, but the general idea is that the more open and graphically advanced a game is, the less likely it is to hit 60 fps. Developers have to make a choice between framerate and graphical fidelity, particularly for multiplatform titles, and many will choose the latter.

For me the 60fps thing doesn't matter in games like this where you tend to move slowly.   Texture tearing happens in racing games where things are flying a bajillion miles an hour past your face in my experience.  (though I've seen it in titles like StarCraft II as well...)
115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ted Cruz: The Alienator on: February 17, 2014, 09:27:54 PM
Back on track - I had a very heated discussion with my Tea Party father-in-law the other day about some of the crazy stuff that comes out of Cruz's facehole.  Whether or not he's appealing directly to the Tea Party or not, they are certainly identifying with him.

I do have to go back to the point that Gratch made early on though - why do people care so much?  Let everyone be married and miserable like the rest of us.   
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Find me a more 80s album cover. I dare you on: February 17, 2014, 09:20:17 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 17, 2014, 07:51:14 PM

That doesn't really strike me as 80s.

Yea, I guess this is more 80s.   



(I have Patrick Nagel paintings hanging in my house....  don't judge)
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bands You've Never Seen In Concert But Wish You Could/Had/Will on: February 17, 2014, 09:18:53 PM
I'd have loved to have seen Oingo Boingo in concert.  Sadly that's obviously not gonna happen now without some reunion tour.  :/
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going Full Rechargeable? on: February 17, 2014, 09:18:22 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on February 17, 2014, 09:17:18 PM

I love the way the PS3/PS4 does it, and never understood why the XBox didn't have something similar. It seemed such a step backwards.

Simple - battery size at the time of launch.  My custom controller from Evil Controllers uses a current-gen Kindle battery - it's flat as a board on the back and charges just like the XB1. 
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / How long is your average gaming session? on: February 17, 2014, 08:56:29 PM
When you game, how long is your average session?   Obviously you'll have more time on some days than other, but what's the average look like?
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Find me a more 80s album cover. I dare you on: February 17, 2014, 07:39:54 PM


This came up on my Pandora feed.  Seriously....who green lit that thing
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