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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 14, 2014, 09:29:43 AM
I watched Shatners "The Captains" a documentary about the various actors that have played Starship captains in the various Star Trek movies / shows. It features Shatner of course, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula and Chris Pine, as well as numerous others who were in some of the shows or movies.

To be honest, I was groaning at the opening and Shatner saying this was a journey of discovery for both the viewers, and him. I was also groaning when he first interviewed Patrick Stewart, and Stewart got to say 2 lines, where Shatner then talked for several minutes about himself. This is something that goes on in every single Interview, and seeing as Shatner is executive producer, it only reinforces my view of him as something of a egocentric personality.
Shatner talks in that wierd clipped way that Mr Lipton does in that Actors Chair show, and it seemed like acting by Shatner, unfortunately.

Despite that, I actually really liked the documentary, but thats despite the man, not because of him. The other captains are genuinly interesting people. I've always liked Patrick Stewart, but the documentary managed to make me interested in the other actors as well, despite me not having seen any of the newer shows. Even Chris Pine seems like a real human being, and honestly, Shatners outburst is probably spot-on "You are me, 50 years ago!". To me, Shatner was a force of personality back in the day, and Chris Pine has the same self-confidence that comes with being young and successful that some find grating.

Nearing the end of the documentary, it occurred to me that it was actually pretty good watching this, and it told me a lot not only about the other Captains, but a lot about Mr. Shatner as well, and his fear of being forgotten which shines through quite well.

All in all, I can only recommend this if you have any interest in Star Trek or actors.

There is a series as well, where he goes a bit more in depth with the various actors, but all in all, I find the movie a lot better.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/13) on: January 13, 2014, 06:54:24 AM
Might get me a founders pack for SOE's Everquest Next: Landmark, since that looks tons better than Project Spark, but thats pretty much it.

( https://www.eqnlandmark.com/founders-pack )
123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: January 13, 2014, 06:46:01 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on January 13, 2014, 01:02:21 AM

I managed to get a bit of time in on ESO.  While Im still not blown away, it does seem better than the last beta.  It took me forever to download the client this time and I didnt get a lot of play time in but I still dont think this game is anywhere near worth a subscription fee. If thats the route they are going I expect it to fail and do as pretty much every other recent MMO and go FTP. 
 Part of the problem with these short betas is that you dont get much of a chance to play a developed character.  Playing a low level toon doesnt give you much of a feel for the game or its capabilities. Now I understand this is a beta and not a sales demo but these days betas are made to help sell the game, so I hope they run a more extended beta soon, where you have some time to play a bit deeper of a character. 

Its not even a Beta, its a STRESS beta, meaning the object of the exercise is to crash the servers.

Also, be careful since the NDA is still very much in place.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 10, 2014, 06:11:00 PM
I didn't come here until after the great OOutage in 2008, where I registered back in 2005 I think. I discovered Gone Gold and was there briefly until it disappeared, and randomly fell over OO one day which stated it was a refuge of GG.

I must say, for all the crap we have here sometimes, its still feels like home :-)
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/10/14 on: January 10, 2014, 06:05:10 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 10, 2014, 04:56:43 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 10, 2014, 04:39:23 PM

Anyways - Hopefully a TON of Elder Scrolls Online, as it seems we Europeans finally got invited to the beta test -

Prepare to be disappointed.

Nah - I don't think so :-)
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/10/14 on: January 10, 2014, 04:39:23 PM
But its not oktober yet? Surely you mean 10th of January?

Anyways - Hopefully a TON of Elder Scrolls Online, as it seems we Europeans finally got invited to the beta test - other than that, I'm considering trying out Entropy.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/Windows 8] Project Spark on: January 10, 2014, 02:38:01 PM
Well, its not that awesome a thing, actually, especially since you have to purchase various theme packs for real money if you want to try out others creations most of the time, or make your own creations without a ton of restrictions. Its based on a fremium model which is frankly not very fun to work with.

I do believe SOE's LAndmark will be much better and is a lot more freeform creation than Project Spark.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 09, 2014, 11:20:11 AM

Quote from: Crawley on January 06, 2014, 07:37:58 PM

Watched a few things of note of recent:

Warrior: Two brothers prepping for a UFC style completion. Did not expect this one to be as good as it was. The build up to and through the event is pretty incredible.

Jack Reacher: The trailers for this film made it seem like a completely different flick than it was. I thought it was going to be this light hearted action flick but it was a bit dark and took itself more seriously than I was expecting. Actually the trailer scene where Jack gets out of his moving car, walks over to a bunch of people waiting for a bus, and then they hide him from the cops was so out of place in the film it made it seem like they filmed it just for the trailer.

Now the film is not an out of the park. There was no chemistry with the leading lady. And the reveal was pretty unbelievable. But it was a lot better than I was expecting. Wouldn't mind seeing another Jack Reacher film if they made one.

The West Wing: Never caught this when it was on regular TV. Did not care so much for the first three episodes but episode four and on were pretty fantastic. Over the Christmas/News Year break I was doing some major binging. And damn that ending to S1 I can't imagine how shocking that was and how bad it was to wait for the next season to start. I may have made it a whole 20 seconds before having to start up the S2 opener.

Season 2 isn't quite as good as the first season so far. And they seem to kinda just start a plot line then forget about it. Like Sam and the call girl. And the Moira Kelly character from S1, who was terrible BTW, was just dropped in to oblivion apparently. She's not on the show at all and there was no mention of why she is gone. Not that I mind for that particular character.

But still pretty good overall. 5 more seasons to go.

Warrior is very good! I was extremely surprised as well but its pretty great actors, and Nick Nolte either won or got nominated for an oscar as far as I can remember for this role. Much recommended!
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 09, 2014, 06:56:10 AM
The first Aliens Vs Predator game was pretty fun as well - Both the campaign but also the multiplayer, which was seriously ahead of its time, with its tilted scales.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: January 09, 2014, 06:54:56 AM
They never got the Expansions to work on the PS3 either, did they? Makes perfect sense.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: January 08, 2014, 02:17:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 08, 2014, 01:59:14 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 08, 2014, 09:55:35 AM

well , this few players coupled with all the AI soldiers means I'm not really interested anymore.

Surprised to hear you say this Raz, figured you would be able to at least kill some AI guys slywink

Bastard! ;-)

Well, thinking about it a bit, and hearing some people who have seen it at various expo's, I'm still cautiously optimistic.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: January 08, 2014, 12:55:29 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 08, 2014, 12:38:08 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 08, 2014, 12:01:24 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 08, 2014, 11:54:31 AM

Quote from: Razgon on January 08, 2014, 11:22:24 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 08, 2014, 10:46:22 AM

I'm fine with this.. makes for quick matches and I have no reason not to believe him on the hardware issue, but the naysayers will always have there doubts.

*Their ;-)

lack of coffee..  thanks smile

hehe, glad you didn't take offense - I do this all the time with my coworkers and they hate it, but for some reason I'm a sticker for grammatical stuff ;-)

So, does that mean you'll appreciate it if I point out your lack of proper punctuation? Tongue

Sure!
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: January 08, 2014, 12:01:24 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 08, 2014, 11:54:31 AM

Quote from: Razgon on January 08, 2014, 11:22:24 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 08, 2014, 10:46:22 AM

I'm fine with this.. makes for quick matches and I have no reason not to believe him on the hardware issue, but the naysayers will always have there doubts.

*Their ;-)

lack of coffee..  thanks smile

hehe, glad you didn't take offense - I do this all the time with my coworkers and they hate it, but for some reason I'm a sticker for grammatical stuff ;-)
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: January 08, 2014, 11:22:24 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 08, 2014, 10:46:22 AM

I'm fine with this.. makes for quick matches and I have no reason not to believe him on the hardware issue, but the naysayers will always have there doubts.

*Their ;-)
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: January 08, 2014, 09:55:35 AM
well , this few players coupled with all the AI soldiers means I'm not really interested anymore.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 08, 2014, 08:58:35 AM
The reputation of Creative Assembly is pretty bleak right now, so I'm very much on a wait and see mode for this.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 08, 2014, 07:46:26 AM
Yeah, Denmark has ZERO PS4's anywhere these days. March is when we expect to be able to get one IF we pre-order it.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old man winter sucks. on: January 07, 2014, 11:45:27 AM
Here in Denmark we read and see news about the severe winter in the states. I feel for you guys - it sounds horrible! Stories about exposed flesh causing freezing damages almost instantly and the like are rather crazy.

As a counterpoint, here in Denmark we normally have about 23 fahrenheit to 14 fahrenheit, and we currently have 48 degrees, which is crazy. Its causing flowers to start blooming, and the harvest may have issues as well.

Oh - and the above IS fahrenheit even though its a silly system. 0 degrees should be freezing point ;-)

Anyways - I hope you all are okay and eh..stay frosty in the horrible weather!
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: January 06, 2014, 02:00:00 PM
Wasnt it the other way around? First was ok, second was good, the third was brilliant?
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Total War: Rome 2 - now with more Blood & Gore! on: December 31, 2013, 08:24:45 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on December 31, 2013, 03:39:49 AM

I picked this up on the Steam Sale.  Is there a way to install an ai governor?   I can see managing a provinces becoming an issue when your empire gets rather large

Nope - pretty much all the good features from previous games are gone. Just wait till you try a siege.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: December 30, 2013, 09:31:43 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 30, 2013, 08:21:07 PM

yeah, that's what I was referring to Raz.  it seems they only let her pose that way in the promotional material. 

I figured as much :-) Its amazing yes, and rather sad.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: December 30, 2013, 07:56:50 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 30, 2013, 07:26:31 PM

meh, the cover of that magazine needs more of Scarlett's ass

Its so sad, that we live in a world where we find it natural that out of three people in a picture, only one is showing us her ass.

143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: December 27, 2013, 07:34:49 AM
Yeah, I never got past the very first time you have to sneak, from humans.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead 2- Impressions! Free on Steam today! on: December 26, 2013, 04:20:04 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 26, 2013, 02:52:50 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on December 25, 2013, 11:40:47 PM

Yeah, this deal has basically killed Steam, which sucks, because I wanted to actually get on their to redeem a couple gift cards.

It wasn't that deal, it was an issue with their UPS system which is... ironical.  icon_wink

eh? Thats a news report from 2012?
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 21, 2013, 08:00:23 AM

Quote from: The Grue on December 21, 2013, 04:14:54 AM

Went to Target tonight and saw two PS4s and one XBO.  That means the XBO is twice as popular!!!!

I like the jist of your jab cut! :-D
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you are looking forward to in 2014? on: December 19, 2013, 02:50:58 PM
I keep on forgetting it :-) Is it slated for 2014?

I'm a big fan of the previous ones, or, I was at release.
147  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pornhub interview - Random thoughts on: December 18, 2013, 05:52:38 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 18, 2013, 05:19:30 PM

We are working on our next feature item - it'll push this interview off the front page.  I just don't know what else to say other than how frustrating this is...

Well, perhaps take note of the reactions you are getting? It all depends on the audience you want of course.

As for it being industry news, I must admit its not something I've seen on any site that I follow.

Lastly, again, the Porn industry really isn't something I'd like to support in any way.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Battle of the Damned on: December 18, 2013, 01:52:42 PM
Damn scary! Especially the "Removed by user" ;-)
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DayZ - Arma 2 Zombie Apocalypse Mod! (small AAR story included) on: December 17, 2013, 07:54:54 AM
Heh - It was scheduled to be done last christmas for crying out loud, and now they will enter beta state in about a year? Its hard to be excited about something like that.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 38 Studios/Big Huge Games Problems on: December 16, 2013, 08:38:00 PM
Besides being fantasy its one of the least clicheed games I played of its type. Gnomes trying to create clones to cheat death, you being able to alter fate and destroy it , immortal faeries which recreates their legendary stories every day, over and over, and so on, being divided between Summer & Winter Court and so on. Really, if its guilty of anything, its trying to go beyond the tired stereotypes we see in pretty much every other single player MMO out there. It had a huge Jack Vance feel to it, and he certainly wrote stories that were more fairytale than fantasy, and thats what much of this tried to do.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you are looking forward to in 2014? on: December 16, 2013, 04:25:15 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 16, 2013, 04:09:44 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 16, 2013, 01:57:58 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 16, 2013, 01:44:07 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 16, 2013, 01:42:12 PM

Yeah, someone else mentioned this to me as well about Titanfall. My only hope is that my superfast laptop can handle it then :-)

What I mean, is, you`d have to get the XB1 to play next-gen, or you could play it on your 360.

Also, relevant link is relevant.

I'm not sure I follow - From Titantfalls website : http://www.titanfall.com/game-info
Platforms
Titanfall is scheduled for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in Spring 2014.




... and your OP (as well as the one I quoted) has you buying a PS4 to play it. biggrin

Yes, and I then wrote I was aware of that fact now, and hoped my PC could run it? You then wrote I had to get an Xbox 360 or Xbox One which is why I was confused.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you are looking forward to in 2014? on: December 16, 2013, 01:57:58 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 16, 2013, 01:44:07 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 16, 2013, 01:42:12 PM

Yeah, someone else mentioned this to me as well about Titanfall. My only hope is that my superfast laptop can handle it then :-)

What I mean, is, you`d have to get the XB1 to play next-gen, or you could play it on your 360.

Also, relevant link is relevant.

I'm not sure I follow - From Titantfalls website : http://www.titanfall.com/game-info
Platforms
Titanfall is scheduled for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in Spring 2014.


153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you are looking forward to in 2014? on: December 16, 2013, 01:42:12 PM
Yeah, someone else mentioned this to me as well about Titanfall. My only hope is that my superfast laptop can handle it then :-)
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Games you are looking forward to in 2014? on: December 16, 2013, 10:39:10 AM
I posted this in another forum as well, but thought I'd like to hear from you guys as well.

 So, we are nearing the end of the year, and I'm kinda curious what games you are all looking forward too in 2014, since I really know very little of what comes out.

Personally, there is a few games that I really want

Watchdogs (PC/?)- Can't wait for this! My only issue is if I need a console for it, but hopefully by then PS4 is possible to get.
Elder Scrolls (PC!) - I'm an MMO-Whore and I know it. I usually get my monies worth by just exploring and having fun in games like these, especially if there's decent PVP which I hope this haves. This will be on PC
Wasteland (PC) - I havent bought into the kickstarter but this is something I really antiticpate!
Titanfall (PC) - I hope my PC can run it, but otherwise I'll have to get a PS4 for it! Since being utterly disappointed by Battlefield 3 and 4, this is something I hope will be great
Everquest Landmark (PC)  - Anything creative gets gobbled up instantly by me since the idea of creating Homes in games is something I find extremely interesting and an area that is severely lacking.
Elite: Dangerous (PC) - This came out of nowhere and looks utterly, utterly interesting. I'm unsure whether it will come out in 2014 though.

What are your great expectations?
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/16) on: December 16, 2013, 10:29:34 AM
Nothing for the rest of the year.

I do wonder what 2014 will bring though -I have a ton of unfinished games labelled Beta or Early Access that I have high hopes for. They just take a LONG time to get done.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OCD. Anyone else here live with this curse? on: December 16, 2013, 10:05:30 AM
Sorry to hear about that, Harpua3 - it does sound exhausting. I don't have anything like that, but have a mother that suffers from severe schizophrenia. Mostly its treatable with medicine, or rather, its possible to make it less severe at times.

Is there no kind of medication that alleviates the issue?
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 14, 2013, 11:14:19 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 14, 2013, 09:50:24 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 14, 2013, 01:14:29 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 14, 2013, 12:34:07 PM

Eh, it's mostly kept to this thread.

That doesn't really make things better. The hostility generated in this thread is bound to spill over into other threads (and has already in some cases), and it creates pointless barriers between the members of our community.

lol

Why do you have to be such a troll?
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 14, 2013, 11:30:34 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 14, 2013, 03:04:18 AM

Quote from: wonderpug
To be blunt: you, YK, and msd make me want to give up on these forums for console discussion.

Me, Purge, and MSD aren't the ones consistently posting negative information about the console we don't own. If anyone should feel like giving up, it's us.

To be honest, I feel the same way as Wonderpug, and its very distressing. I realize that you may not think so, but when several of us has this perception, then no matter what your intent may be, this is the reality some of us perceive. Now, there are several solutions to this, and one of them is us not participating in this discussion anymore I guess. I'll leave the other options up to you.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 13, 2013, 06:18:19 PM
Interesting that this close to christmas, you find units sitting around in stores. I can tell that in Denmark the PS4 is COMPLETELY sold out, as in people have preordered it like crazy and only half got it on release day.

I am slightly thankful though, even though I enjoy being a firstmover, that others get to handle the headaches of software and hardware issues first. Yes, I try hard to be positive about not having any of these new machines yet! ;-)
160  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pornhub interview - Random thoughts on: December 13, 2013, 05:32:13 PM
I agree - that felt really weird. The porn industry is an extremely exploitive industry of women, and mainstreaming it by writing humorous articles about it on the front really is a bad idea.
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