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121  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10600 SODIMM memory - $60 shipped or trade for Last Of Us. on: June 24, 2013, 03:24:26 AM
Not sure of the terminology exactly.  It says PC3-10600 on the memory; Wiki says that equates to  DDR3-1333.
122  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333 SODIMM memory - Dropped to $50 on: June 21, 2013, 05:08:12 PM
Originally pulled from my late 2011 Macbook Pro.  "Lifetime Memory Products" brand, part #SK21027 - $50 shipped, or I'll trade for Last of Us.  PM if interested.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 19, 2013, 09:26:29 PM
Good on MS for listening to the consumer.  I'm still waiting until mid-2014 at the earliest to jump in, but glad to see it's competitive again.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shadowrun Returns on: June 18, 2013, 03:08:38 PM
Release date - July 25
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 17, 2013, 12:57:03 AM

Quote from: Canuck on June 14, 2013, 12:19:31 PM

Quote from: Laner on June 14, 2013, 11:10:05 AM

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5. The 2 new games per month for Gold membership lie/misdirect. They clearly marketed this to detract from Sony's deal. See, PS+ members have been getting a really great list of high-profile titles for free ($50/year) for over a year now as well as access to a lot of neat features. The one-game per month thing just keeps happening and sometimes it's more. The fact that Microsoft announced that and hid the fact that it ends this December brings to mind the thinly veiled deceit that a company like EA would pull to justify doing something wrong.

Wait... they didn't hide anything unless I'm misunderstanding the complaint.  It was known on the same day they announced the free games that the promotion would be over at the end of the year.   Yeah, it's a response to the Instant Game Collection - so? People have complained about not getting their money's worth with Gold, so MS sweetens the pot.  I fail to see the problem.  As long as your rights to play the games don't disappear come Dec 31, that's fine.

And I disagree with Sony's "really great list of high profile titles for free" - the IGC is quite a value, no doubt.   But the list of games the US has gotten is average at best, with only a handful of "high profile titles" sprinkled in as the next gen battle for hearts and minds heats up.  Yeah UC3 and XCom are great, but there were months and months of tripe like Bloodrayne Betrayal, Knytt, Frogger Returns, etc. with very few AAA titles.  I'm not complaining - free is free (well, $50/year), but let's not exaggerate the overall quality of the titles included.
No, not every game is a blockbuster but if you get two games per month then at least one of them is a AAA game.  For example, I've had PS+ for just over a year and this is what I have in my gaming backlog thanks to PS+:

Deus Ex
Sleeping Dogs
Demon's Souls
Vanquish
The Cave
Darksiders
Resident Evil 5
Little Big Planet
Rachet and Clank All 4 one
Saints Row 2
Space Marine
Infamous 2
Magic 2012
Lara Croft Guardian of Light
Virtua Fighter 5?

And then this month there's UC3, Xcom and Little Big Planet Karting
Plus there are a few games that I have gotten but havent downloaded to my PS3
And then finally there's all the free games (about 10 so far?) That I've gotten for my PS Vita.

Yes there is a little chaff-but I would say it's 30% at most.

They came out of the gate strong, and as I mentioned they ramped it up again leading up to E3.  But there were several months of jack and shit between the two.  And seeing the EU get stronger titles on average, and sooner than their US counterpart, just rubbed salt in the wound.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My Fathers Day gift. on: June 17, 2013, 12:51:53 AM
I got ties.  Seriously - ties. 

I wore a tie *once* in the past year.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 17, 2013, 12:50:19 AM

Quote from: msduncan on June 16, 2013, 03:47:39 PM


Bullwinkle just hit on something and it came on like a light bulb.

The last generation launch had a bunch of fanbois insulting each other, fighting tooth and nail, being completely irrational just to defend their chosen system, etc.

This time around it's almost universal disdain for Microsoft.   Even the people planning to still purchase the Xbone are doing so in a passive way (ie saying "I understand why you guys are buying the PS4, but I'm sticking with Microsoft").

This can't be a good sign for Xbone.
I dunno... between the $599 price tag, the giant enemy crabs, "RIIIIDGE RACER" and the boomerang controller, Sony pretty much stunk the place up and had a similar reaction from gamers at the PS3 reveal.  It just wasn't as amplified back then - we're far more connected now with social media and whatnot.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 17, 2013, 12:48:16 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 16, 2013, 09:26:10 AM

The amount of negativity and vitriol in these new console threads is so discouraging and off putting.  One fact that all the expert Gamestop genius employees that get quoted all the time seem to miss in the PS4 vs XB1 Pre-order war is that what I buy won't cost anyone else a red cent.  That's right whatever I choose will incur no cost or obligation to others, so why try to make a big issue about which one is best when we won't see either one for 5 months at least? 

I guess it is fortunate that consoles only get updated every 7 years, this is ridiculous to follow.  Gaming Trend doesn't seem to have a younger audience so I will assume that the users here can be relied upon to make their own decisions in regards to their own monies and desires.  I see no need to descend into mudslinging just because you don't like someone elses choices. 



The internets love a good pile-on.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [UPDATE] Replaying Fallout New Vegas on Xbox360 on: June 17, 2013, 12:46:14 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2013, 03:50:00 PM

dangit, now that I think about it I cannot remember playing through Fallout 3's Mothership Zeta.

You're not missing anything - probably the weakest of the bunch.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So we're having twins on: June 16, 2013, 11:02:59 AM
Congratulations!
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: June 14, 2013, 11:27:30 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on June 12, 2013, 04:57:55 PM

The comparison picture also makes me shake my head in disapointment at MS not even trying with their console design for the Xbox one.  I'm looking forward to reading the industry development post-mortem on the Xbox One whenever that comes out.  That can't have been their concept design.  They have very talented people working for them, and that's the best they could do?  I find that really hard to believe.  I'm thinking they ran up against a time contraint and just said "F**k it, put it in a rectangular box, we don't have enough design/production time anymore.  Some people will like the minimalist, blu-ray player look."       

I'm not planning on buying the Xbone anytime soon, but the design I like.  I prefer consoles that don't look out of place with the rest of my A/V equipment.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 14, 2013, 11:11:47 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on June 13, 2013, 11:02:07 PM

Here's what I feel is the difference between Sony and Microsoft after this E3:

Sony is listening to what gamers want.

Microsoft is telling gamers what they think they need.

Works for Apple  Tongue
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 14, 2013, 11:10:05 AM
Quote
5. The 2 new games per month for Gold membership lie/misdirect. They clearly marketed this to detract from Sony's deal. See, PS+ members have been getting a really great list of high-profile titles for free ($50/year) for over a year now as well as access to a lot of neat features. The one-game per month thing just keeps happening and sometimes it's more. The fact that Microsoft announced that and hid the fact that it ends this December brings to mind the thinly veiled deceit that a company like EA would pull to justify doing something wrong.

Wait... they didn't hide anything unless I'm misunderstanding the complaint.  It was known on the same day they announced the free games that the promotion would be over at the end of the year.   Yeah, it's a response to the Instant Game Collection - so? People have complained about not getting their money's worth with Gold, so MS sweetens the pot.  I fail to see the problem.  As long as your rights to play the games don't disappear come Dec 31, that's fine.

And I disagree with Sony's "really great list of high profile titles for free" - the IGC is quite a value, no doubt.   But the list of games the US has gotten is average at best, with only a handful of "high profile titles" sprinkled in as the next gen battle for hearts and minds heats up.  Yeah UC3 and XCom are great, but there were months and months of tripe like Bloodrayne Betrayal, Knytt, Frogger Returns, etc. with very few AAA titles.  I'm not complaining - free is free (well, $50/year), but let's not exaggerate the overall quality of the titles included.
134  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Reloading BIOS on old laptop on: June 13, 2013, 07:21:26 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 13, 2013, 03:55:24 PM

Your problem doesn't sound like a bad BIOS chip to me though as much as a power issue.

My thoughts as well.  Possibly bad memory.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen purchase poll on: June 12, 2013, 05:00:00 PM
Waiting for the first price drop and RROD/YLOD-style fiascos to shake out.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: June 07, 2013, 03:27:50 PM
Sony announced a few more games heading to the instant game collection:  Uncharted 3, XCom, and Little Big Planet Karting



I'm gonna need a bigger hard drive.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 03:23:23 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 07, 2013, 03:07:53 PM

You can't resell PC games (usually) especially those on steam. Why is this a must have for consoles?

I don't buy full price games on PC either.  The only reason I would ever do so on consoles is because I know (knew) I could recoup much of my expense by reselling. 

Now, if publishers start offering the same sort of deeply discounted prices on consoles like they do on Steam, then I might reconsider.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 07, 2013, 03:02:32 PM
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There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.

That's the clincher for me.  If I can't sell them through Amazon Marketplace or eBay, I won't buy games at $60 a pop - full stop.  And I'm not going to take them to GameStop and grovel for the pittance they provide for trade ins.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 06, 2013, 05:28:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 03, 2013, 01:40:53 PM






Reality isn't nearly as entertaining... (well, maybe for the boyfriend...)

140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Based entirely on the 1st presentations of the PS4 / XBOne, which would you buy? on: May 27, 2013, 01:45:15 PM
At the moment I'm more interested in whatever hardware Valve has under wraps
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the first video game you ever purchased? on: May 25, 2013, 12:27:21 AM
First 2600 game I bought:



First Commodore 64 game I bought:

142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Series(All of them) on: May 24, 2013, 01:57:11 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 24, 2013, 10:51:39 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 24, 2013, 10:50:45 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 24, 2013, 09:18:28 AM

and it had another funny monster(I wont be laughing when its depleteing my Salt!!)

aren't they all funny though?

yup,i have seen the one where Kirk is battling a human sized godzilla type,thats a funny one as well,not sure what episode it shows up in though(guess i'll find out soon)

That's "Arena" - the Gorn scared the crap out of me as a kid.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Series(All of them) on: May 24, 2013, 02:21:44 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 24, 2013, 01:25:13 AM


(Although The Next Generation has always scared me off for looking dumb in most episodes i have seen..dressing up and whatnot...a perfect example below)



That's actually a really good episode, despite the presence of Worf's son.  Brent Spiner is great when he gets to chew the scenery as characters other than Data.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: May 22, 2013, 11:22:10 AM
Neither Sony nor Microsoft have impressed me at this point.   Currently I don't plan on jumping in on launch day for either one.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Angelina Jolie gets a preventive double mastectomy on: May 16, 2013, 08:58:02 PM
I have a friend who was given the same advice based on genetic testing, and had a double mastectomy plus a hysterectomy at 35.  Extreme, no doubt.  

But if I had watched my mom die a slow painful death at a young age like she did, and there were good odds I would go the same way - I can't say I wouldn't take similar steps.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: May 16, 2013, 08:06:48 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 16, 2013, 08:23:01 AM

Quote from: Laner on May 15, 2013, 06:33:38 PM

Not a PS4 launch title?  Wow.

are you saying that after seeing the screens or meaning SONY's decision for it to be on PS3?

The latter.  Obviously we don't have all the info, but why they wouldn't do everything in their power to make it a PS4 launch title is a head scratcher.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: May 15, 2013, 06:33:38 PM
Not a PS4 launch title?  Wow.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is the first album you ever purchased? on: May 11, 2013, 08:47:28 PM
I don't quite remember...

Either




or



First CD was

149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wolfenstein:The New Order on: May 07, 2013, 05:48:15 PM
Warren Spector DISAPPROVES

http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/07/developer-warren-spector-slams-wolfenstein-the-new-order/
150  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Spec Ops the Line + Star Wars sale - Tomb Raider on: May 05, 2013, 08:29:18 PM
I like how "Divx" is still a character a decade after any sense of relevance.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/03/13 on: May 03, 2013, 08:23:53 PM
Hm... I'm 80% done with AC Brotherhood, so that's low hanging fruit.  Might play through Bioshock Infinite again and knock out some more cheevos.  Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon are newly acquired, so those are possibilities as well.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: May 01, 2013, 12:53:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 08, 2013, 05:38:19 PM

they need to go back to WW2.

++
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fast food menu items you miss on: April 27, 2013, 02:55:52 AM
Not menu items, but I miss Boston Market and Cracker Barrell drive throughs.  I think the Cracker Barrell drive through was just a test run in my area that barely lasted a year, but it sure was nice.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Metal Gear Solid -The Legacy Collection on: April 25, 2013, 04:22:27 PM
I'll probably buy this.  Never really been able to get into the MGS series, but having the whole kit and kaboodle on my shelf for a decent price might be too much to resist.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: April 24, 2013, 05:33:05 PM
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/24/xboxreveal/
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Bay Apologizes for Armageddon on: April 23, 2013, 03:53:24 PM
Armageddon was fine.  It's everything he did after that he needs to apologize for.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye Futurama...again on: April 22, 2013, 06:08:27 PM
Sad to see it go, but it's time.  The new episodes are still good, but not quite up to the caliber of the first four seasons, and they've long since run out of ways to keep Leela and Fry's relationship going/not going.  140 episodes over 14 years is a great run.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon on: April 16, 2013, 11:49:42 AM
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Investigators warned police to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with the attack, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/16/us/boston-marathon-explosions/index.html
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Breaking] Explosions at Boston Marathon on: April 15, 2013, 07:45:32 PM
Got a couple of friends running in the race... thankfully they've all checked in and are safe.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Er...Is Anyone Else Going To Run Out of HDMI Ports? on: April 12, 2013, 07:01:02 PM
Cool - thanks
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