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161  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.
162  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.
163  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
164  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.
165  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
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Er...Is Anyone Else Going To Run Out of HDMI Ports? on: April 12, 2013, 05:25:38 PM
Already out... got five HDMI devices, three ports.  One of these days I'll get a new receiver.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 04/12/13 - Tax Day Edition on: April 12, 2013, 04:43:21 PM
Just got a new video card, so... EVERYTHING!!!

But more specifically, probably Bioshock Infinite.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Just In: I don't find Kate Upton all that Attractive on: April 12, 2013, 12:42:14 AM
Usually when it comes to the babe du jour, I find them overrated (Megan Fox, for example).  But Kate Upton... yeah.  Wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 03, 2013, 03:20:26 AM
"Manager, Online Media" for a non-profit, with web dev/design on the side.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/01) on: April 01, 2013, 01:42:26 PM
Waiting on Half-Life 3 reviews.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Midwest Gaming Classic 2013 (Image heavy) on: March 28, 2013, 08:49:11 PM
I'd love to go to one of those classic gaming expos one of these days... too bad they're always so far away.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Web rot - the Space Jam web site on: March 14, 2013, 08:17:52 PM
LOL.  Surprised it's still live.  I've got most of my old sites archived; I look at them every once in a while for a good laugh.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Google Reader on: March 14, 2013, 08:14:46 PM
Ironically, the top posts in my Google Reader today are about Google Reader alternatives.  I'm giving http://feedly.com a whirl at the moment.  Looks like a cross between Reader and Flipboard.  So far, so good.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Non-gamers donít understand games on: March 11, 2013, 09:53:06 PM
Yep, total agreement.  My mother in law in particular is bad about this - she thinks anything associated with gaming is childish (yet she sees nothing wrong with passively watching hours upon hours of sports on TV).

Even in interactions with friends and colleagues, it's rare to find someone my age who is into games other than Rock Band or Madden.  A guy at church mentioned X-Com in an off-hand conversation - then we proceeded to jaw about games for a good 20 minutes.  Awesome, but its been the exception, not the rule.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Audio / Video Question on: March 11, 2013, 09:45:35 PM
I find it interesting that S-Video has all but disappeared on consumer video equipment (yet component and composite remain).  For a lot of older gear/consoles, it provides the best quality you can pull out of them.  But time marches on, I suppose.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/8/13 on: March 08, 2013, 05:16:01 PM
I started Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood last summer after finishing AC2, but I was suffering Ezio overload.  Getting back into it now.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! Leviathan DLC released! on: March 08, 2013, 04:32:53 PM
There have been brief DLC discounts for ME2, but they really need to package up ME3 with all the DLC.  Then I *might* consider repurchasing.  

Maybe.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Shroud of the Avatar:Forsaken Virtues (was: Lord British has a Kickstarter) on: March 08, 2013, 04:20:03 PM
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

I pledged at the $25 tier, but I would be far more excited if it wasn't going to have MMO elements.  I know a lot of people enjoyed UO, but my love of Ultima was due to the single player games.

Launching it so close to the Torment kickstarter probably wasn't the best move either...
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: March 04, 2013, 10:56:52 PM
Nice... glad they're finally announcing what will be available throughout the month rather than teasing it out a week at a time.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 3 - Impressions Incoming! Leviathan DLC released! on: March 04, 2013, 10:55:59 PM
GiantBomb has a trailer...

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/the-citadel-gets-intriguing-in-mass-effect-3-s-fin/2300-7102/
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you truly cut the cable? Getting away from the cocks at Cox. on: March 02, 2013, 10:15:34 PM
http://playon.tv - while it doesn't have *everything*, between that and Netflix we have successfully cut the cord (or Dish, as it were).
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 27, 2013, 03:57:41 PM
183  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale starts 2-26 on: February 26, 2013, 04:28:29 PM
And these are good through the duration of the promotion:

Dirt 2 - $4.99
GRID - $4.99
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - $2.99
Rayman Raving Rabbids - $2.99   
TCs. HAWX - $4.99
Rainbow Six Vegas - $4.99
Kane & Lynch Dead Men - $4.99
Call of Juarez - $4.99   
Tomb Raider Legend - $4.99
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - $4.99
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - $4.99
Virtua Fighter 5 - $4.99   
Bioshock - $4.99   
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron - $2.99
The Darkness - $4.99

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26/additional-xbox-live-ultimate-game-sale-items-on-sale
184  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale starts 2-26 on: February 26, 2013, 04:26:20 PM
Today's Deals:

Halo 3 - $9.99   
Halo 4 - $39.99   
Halo: Reach    - $9.99   
Halo Wars - $9.99

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/25/xbox-live-ultimate-game-sale-starts-today
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 21, 2013, 03:33:36 AM
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oldest save game you have installed on: February 20, 2013, 04:40:14 PM
I'm sure I've got some ps1 saves from the 90s that have been copied over to my ps3.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [?] Buying an iPad Soon[ on: February 17, 2013, 08:24:57 PM
I'm admittedly a digital pack rat, my 16gb iPad always feels constrained - even with just apps and ebooks/pdfs.  If I were on the market for a new one, I'd get the most storage I could afford.
188  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Simple Free Photo Editing on: February 17, 2013, 08:06:01 PM
Picasa should do the trick - http://picasa.google.com/
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: February 13, 2013, 01:54:43 PM
FINALLY... The Rock has come back to...

uhh...

...sorry, got my late 90s memories mixed up.

System Shock 2

will be available on GOG tomorrow!
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So How's Your Week Going to Be? on: February 11, 2013, 07:32:04 PM
This morning we legally finalized the adoption of our son.  So it's all downhill from here smile
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: <Brag> What's your Life's Greatest Achievement? </Brag> on: February 09, 2013, 04:55:50 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on February 08, 2013, 07:06:10 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 08, 2013, 04:51:31 PM


None of those are as cool as that Jim Lovell story.   thumbsup


Glad you liked it. I was a huge fan of the space program when I was growing up, and I felt a particular connection to Apollo 13 because the April 13 explosion happened on my 13th birthday. (The launch had been at 1313 hours the previous day, btw.)

I'm a jaded and cynical person and I never really believed in heroes until I spent an afternoon with Jim Lovell. He really is the genuine article.

That's good to hear... he owns a restaurant near my in-laws, and whenever the subject comes up they talk about what a jerk he is.  I didn't want to believe them smile
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD & Blu Ray backing up on: February 08, 2013, 11:31:36 AM
When you say "back up" - do you want complete rips (e.g. an ISO file of the entire disc), or convert the feature content into a digital file(s) for media center use or something similar?
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: <Brag> What's your Life's Greatest Achievement? </Brag> on: February 08, 2013, 11:29:41 AM
- Surviving cancer
- Managing to punch above my weight in marriage
- Building my family in a non-traditional manner (one bio-daughter via IVF, one son via adoption, possibly another via donor embryo)

194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So we're having twins on: February 08, 2013, 11:26:21 AM
Congratulations!  I read the life's greatest accomplishment thread, didn't realize you were an IVF survivor; my wife and I went did four rounds, 13 embryos (after several rounds of IUIs).  Of which only one worked (our now-3.5 year old).  Glad it has been more successful for you - the process will suck you dry in more ways than one.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: February 03, 2013, 03:12:06 PM

Quote from: morlac on February 02, 2013, 03:24:58 PM

My biggest gripe is the hyperlinking (viglink or whatever)on key words on the forums.  I miss click those obnoxious things all the time and find them incredibly annoying, especially while surfing on my phone.  Why would you want to direct your readers to a different site?  I guess monetary reasons but hot damn I hate those things.

Are you sure that's not something on your end?  'Cause I have no idea what you're referring to.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are You Stepping Into the Next Gen? on: February 01, 2013, 11:36:56 PM
I'm in wait-and-see mode.  My biggest concerns are a) will preowned games be permitted and b) will digital content purchases from this gen carry over in some form or fashion.   But I don't intend on purchasing all the consoles as I've done for the past three generations.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/28) on: January 28, 2013, 11:32:19 PM
Hitman Trilogy look interesting...
198  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gaming through a Virtual Machine configuration on: January 15, 2013, 08:34:43 PM
That's just weird... his dad must know there are other ways to monitor/prevent malware and not kill gaming performance.

A VM is going to incur a performance penalty, full stop.  Things have come a long way in the past couple of years - 3D acceleration was completely off the table until very recently, so that's something.  And As gellar mentioned, the performance hit can be reduced.  But the bottom line is it's never going to be an ideal situation.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: CD Projekt Red - Cyberpunk 2077 on: January 11, 2013, 02:16:23 PM
If the goal of that teaser was to get me pumped for a game at least two years off, then mission accomplished.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your opinion on whether or not to run a review on: January 10, 2013, 04:19:03 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 10, 2013, 11:39:15 AM

Nipple showing is one such example - That such an uproar could be generated over a wardrobe failure is amazing. As several others have pointed out, a nipple isn't automatically  a sex thing- its just another part of a human being. Hey, we all have them! But that specific part of the human body is prohibited to show? Why? Its not like its sex in any way?

It's all about context.  The Janet Jackson incident was solely about titilation.  And can we stop with "wardrobe failure"?  That was about as planned and blatant as you can get.

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Nipples aren't sexual.

May I suggest you're doing it wrong?
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