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1081  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 29, 2009, 08:40:42 AM
Yeah, well, that's only half the content they've got to work on. Missions will contain ship combat and ground combat, so ship combat can't be the only one looking good. Trek fans are smart and picky. If they feel ground combat looks dumb, it will be a big turnoff.
1082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Railworks..did anyone get in on this one? on: November 29, 2009, 08:14:06 AM
Looks to be made by Kuju, the company that made Trainsim for Microsoft. I'd even bet it's the same engine but upgraded, as I can see there are 3d dashboards. Other than that the graphics look very similar. Kind of surprised at how it looks considering the landscape looks pretty similar to MS Trainsim. In fact, Trainsim 2 which was in development but cancelled looked miles ahead of this.

http://www.tsinsider.com/

The Kuju Rail Simulation website has a page for Railworks and the full title is Rail Simulator 2: RailWorks.

http://www.railsimulator.com/en/node/6435
1083  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 27, 2009, 11:17:51 PM

Quote from: Arclight on November 27, 2009, 08:57:11 PM

Got a sinking feeling on this one on so many levels. Champions Online in drag.



And not even good drag. Bad drag. Like trying too hard to fit in and not getting the point.
1084  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 27, 2009, 11:15:23 PM
Nice screenshots! So that's what it looks like. Kind of like a snowy Coruscant.
1085  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 27, 2009, 08:34:11 PM
I imagine a lot of people are going to be highly disappointed when it gets released. I don't really get the point of companies making MMOs holding back on content when it should be tested.
1086  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Black Friday 2009 on: November 26, 2009, 10:00:29 PM
Just got a Harmony 670 for $69 Canadian, regular price $195 Canadian, at TigerDirect:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3109906&CatId=358

This for a family friend of ours. What we do for our friends... hehehe
1087  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 26, 2009, 07:22:11 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 26, 2009, 08:17:17 AM

Hypothetically, if one was in the beta, one would say that there doenst seem to be anything in-game yet, other than space combat or land combat... And land combat is..not good.
There might hypotetically be rumors about crafting and exploring, but no-one has seen it yet

Hypothetically, that doesn't sound good... Almost sounds like they don't have any game.
1088  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 26, 2009, 07:53:26 AM
In STO's defense, I'm holding out for hope. It might just be that the wow factor is combat, so they're showing that because it makes for better screenshots. It might also be their strongest point, but on the other hand, it kind of feels like they may be bluffing. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. It could also be they just don't have the other aspects implemented yet. But it begs the question, if they aren't, why aren't they at this point in time? They should be polishing not implementing at this point in time.
1089  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Harmony Remote: Buttons reversed on: November 26, 2009, 04:35:43 AM
Hmm, maybe. Certainly wouldn't hurt to try. I haven't touched it since I initially set it up.
1090  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 25, 2009, 09:54:28 PM
I think they really need to be more organized. All this Beta fiasco could have been prevented. I'm not talking about the short beta period, but the way they've chosen to invite people to it. Just doesn't seem like they're prepared for it and I can't imagine the surprise they get once the Open Beta starts.
1091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Junk Battles on: November 25, 2009, 09:27:21 PM
Anyone still playing this? They just did a huge update to the game, adding a map and zones where you can do quests.
1092  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The IP you'd like to see developed into an MMO... on: November 25, 2009, 06:37:37 AM
I think an MMO based on the Ghostbusters would be cool. It could be pretty easy to adapt to an MMO setting.
1093  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 25, 2009, 03:16:33 AM
Oh boy. STO just got slammed by Gamespy lol.

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/star-trek-online/1049400p1.html
1094  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: nVidias new drivers support red/blue 3D on: November 25, 2009, 02:22:38 AM

Quote from: Dan_Theman on November 24, 2009, 03:50:17 PM

Any idea where I can pick up a cheap pair of those goggles?  I don't think I've got any 3D movies playing near me right now.

Years ago I bought a good pair from here:

http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/3danaglyph.html.

I have the clip-ons.

Or if you meant the polarized glasses:

http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/3d-polarized-glasses.html
1095  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Harmony Remote: Buttons reversed on: November 24, 2009, 09:30:26 PM
Nope, it does it on its own, and I can't figure out why. The only thing I thought of was the delays that are set in the remote that are possibly too fast, so it ends up skipping some of the commands and then ends up out of synch.
1096  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Harmony Remote: Buttons reversed on: November 24, 2009, 07:24:34 AM
Reversed in that from time to time it gets out of synch and the off button turns on the TV and the device button turning it off.

But yeah, may try tech support. Was pretty impressed the first time I called them.
1097  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Harmony Remote: Buttons reversed on: November 24, 2009, 07:05:55 AM
So, every once in awhile, the off and device buttons get reversed, with the program guide buttons not doing anything. To get this fixed, I have to go through the help menu and get the remote to turn off the TV. Usually have to do this about once a day, but I have no idea why. Is it something to do with the delay that's currently set on the remote? Anybody run into this problem?
1098  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 23, 2009, 09:07:28 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 23, 2009, 01:41:07 PM


As far as the marketing goes, Star Trek D-A-C is a direct tie-in to the summer movie, that's why it gets the little marketing tie-in shtick. STO's not set in the "classic ST era" either (though apparently it will reference a lot of classic stuff). They coulda thrown in a "look for STO in January" marketing card I guess, though who knows if they knew the release date when the Trek DVD packaging was finalized?

STO is their biggest Trek game in years. Same era or not, it's still a Trek game and the movie and MMO share many things in common. They cover the same bases. The game would have benefited from  letting fans of the new movie know that a Star Trek MMO exists, even if it's simply an insert that says it's coming soon. Many Trek fans new or old have no idea it exists. Those of us who are following it closely are only a small percentage. The D-A-C game, tie-in or not is a little piddly thing that many are panning. I think STO would have benefited a LOT more from advertising, so I think it was a big opportunity that was lost.
1099  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 22, 2009, 10:26:58 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 22, 2009, 10:10:58 PM

No advertisement of STO in Star Trek? Ouch. That seemed like such a shoe-in that to not do it would be just stupid.

Exactly. Probably one of the easiest ways to get the word out to the widest demographic possible, including new fans made after seeing it in the theatre. Can't believe they didn't seize that opportunity. It's not just a ball that was dropped. More like an anvil. They could of had an advertisement that said, "You've seen the movie, now experience it!"

You know what hurts? Instead of STO getting an insert, it was that D-A-C game that did, which I hear is nothing worth writing home about. Not only that, but advertising for an X-Box game while the movie is Blueray, which I know the X-Box can't play. They should fire their marketing team.
1100  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 22, 2009, 09:29:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 22, 2009, 02:31:18 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 22, 2009, 12:46:18 AM

As for Beta, I'm sure most of us will have a better chance with the Open Beta.

But like Atomic, I have "Guaranteed Closed Beta Access" to STO. Frankly, it's too bad that they got FAR more 6-month and Lifetime subs than they had slots available for the start of closed beta. I think it would've greatly reduced the ire that a lot of people have with Cryptic right now.

But on the flip side, I have a ton of games to play right now, so maybe it's a good thing.

Yeah, I hear you. They really could have handled things better. When I browse the forums everyday, most of the new threads I see are either people complaining about buying a 6 month or lifetime CO sub and not getting access or people asking if there's going to be a Mac version. Some are even saying they bought the CO subs just to get into the beta.

I think their advertising was misleading. Wether or not it was their purpose to get more people to buy 6 month and lifetime subs, there are tons that believe that buying the subs was a sure thing to get into the beta. And now, they're pretty much saying that people with those subs will get in, even if it means getting in for the last test session just so that they can say they got the people in. That's a slippery slope.

And it makes me wonder if I can trust Cryptic with this franchise. They're developing it, but will they be able to sustain it? There's a gut instinct in me that says they can't. They should of started hyping and advertising by now, even it means just getting people to the website to register. They lost a huge opportunity by not having an insert in JJ's Trek releases. Can't believe Viacom didn't see the opportunity to advertise a sister product in the same franchise like that.

The game's what, 2 or 3 months away from release according to their release date? The game's posed to be delayed at this rate. I realize people say they don't need to test it as much due to the same engine CO's using, but that's only the engine and doesn't take into account the different playstyle of this game, ie the space combat, something that isn't used very much in MMOs.
1101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stardock Fumbles the Ball on: November 22, 2009, 08:36:29 PM
This is a shame. From what I can see, the ball was in his court for a long time before he decided to return it. Sometimes the customers really are right. When so many customers make a fuss about something, I'd investigate the source of the fuss and tell everyone I'll get back to them on that and then walk away before saying something that would damage my reputation. When a product is faulty, how can it be the customer's fault? That's like blaming a customer for buying a vacuum that doesn't suck.
1102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I request links to red/blue 3D picture/video sites on: November 22, 2009, 09:12:38 AM
Hah yeah, I know what you mean about your eyes feeling weird after using them for a long time.  I think the new 3D tech uses polarization. Polarization just started getting mainstream, though my science center has been doing 3D movies for decades now using polarization.
1103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I request links to red/blue 3D picture/video sites on: November 22, 2009, 05:38:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ANcspdYh_U

Basically, search Youtube. There are 3D videos on there and Youtube has implemented a number of different 3D viewing modes. The correct term is Anaglyphic, so search youtube for 3D and Anaglyphic videos.

This one's awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axgWP9_p43k

This one's cool too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wik8wCO-y8

Wow, check out this WoW: Wrath of the Linch King trailer in 3D:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snOHr-H409M
1104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: American Gladiators.. the movie.... on: November 22, 2009, 05:31:59 AM
Ugh, don't see how this could work. It was an arena show. There are just some franchises you just shouldn't make movies of. What next, Battlebots the movie?
1105  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 22, 2009, 12:46:18 AM
Maybe I'm being nitpicky on this, but I hate how the avatars look to the upper left when they're called up. What is it with that direction? It's like they're looking at a ship in orbit or at the sun.  I wonder if it's a default that will change.

As for Beta, I'm sure most of us will have a better chance with the Open Beta.
1106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: November 20, 2009, 02:13:00 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on November 20, 2009, 01:11:25 AM

I'm still torn on the new Star Trek.  I mean, as a movie it's a lot of fun, but as a Star Trek fan, I'm kind of upset.  I always thought that Star Trek was better when it dealt with Important Issues ("In the Pale Moonlight") than when it went balls-to-the-wall action-y.  I dunno, I guess I'm in the minority, but it just didn't feel like Star Trek to me, even though I enjoyed it.

Yep, I agree completely. It was fun, but it was somewhat less filling. I would of wished there'd be more time spent on story. Instead, it seemed secondary and completely ludicrous at best, even for Star Trek. Come on, a star going supernova that quickly? The whole hobus star system felt like a comic book plot.
1107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: November 19, 2009, 11:48:35 PM
They've screwed up the Gorn now too. Bastards! Tongue

http://trekmovie.com/2009/11/16/exclusive-star-trek-dvd-clip-check-out-the-gorn-and-salt-vampire/
1108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek TNG - Wil Wheaton - Memories of the Futurecast on: November 18, 2009, 09:00:09 PM
Awesome. I need to get that book.
1109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friggin' Trojans on: November 18, 2009, 07:25:06 AM
lol epic.
1110  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 18, 2009, 12:52:12 AM
New interview about ground combat.

http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/76794

Ironically enough though, I still feel there's not much info on ground combat.  That part is still Meh to me until I see some improved combat footage.

But the best part of that article for me?

Quote
Star clusters are a little bit different, and this is where we try to balance things out. In exploration, there are space maps that have zero combat in them whatsoever, where itís just to go look for scientific anomalies. Then there may be a clue to send you to a planet to find out whatís going on. So there certainly is content that has no combat in it whatsoever.

Ohhh yeah! biggrin
1111  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Best/easiest way to download Youtube videos? on: November 17, 2009, 07:38:23 PM
Found this a few weeks ago and it works really well. Even works with HD videos. I downloaded an HD video and it looked a lot better on my screen compared to Youtube. Best of all, if the videos are in High Quality, they'll download as MP4's with no converting necessary, although the program has conversions to many formats built in, including extracting the audio and making an mp3 file.

http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
1112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'll take "Unfortunate Acronym" for $200 Alex. on: November 17, 2009, 08:52:57 AM
In Canada, we once had a Reform party, and their plan was to merge with the Conservative party. So then, when they announced the new party as the Canadian Conservative Reform Alliance Party (CCRAP), they were live with the new party name for a few days before they realized their mistake and simply changed it to the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, or simply the Alliance.
1113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: November 16, 2009, 09:57:23 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on November 16, 2009, 06:20:57 AM

I liked the helmets. To me, that sort of denial is very Klingon... "our ridges are gone, but we're going to wear these helmets that put them back." I also liked the calm, collected torturer. Some of the coolest Klingons have been at their best when very, very quiet. I can see why they cut the scene, but it does leave a big "What were the Romulans doing for 20 years?" hole in the plot of the movie.

Actually, I quite feel the opposite is true. The Klingons would never try to hide anything, because hiding beneath something would show them as weak. Besides, the TOS Klingons never hid the fact that they were smooth-headed Tongue
1114  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 16, 2009, 09:07:08 AM
Yeah, what's up with those wide corridors. Feels off. Doesn't have a Trek feel.
1115  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 15, 2009, 10:10:32 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 06, 2009, 11:25:51 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2009, 11:22:59 PM

There's a scooter vehicle of some sort right behind the guy on one of the pictures...that could be something you could own I guess
Hmm, that does look like a Return of the Jedi speeder, doesn't it?  icon_cool

You've given me hope! A New HopeTM Lucasfilm All Rights Reserved Any Expressed Licensing, Endorsement, Product Placement or Merchandising of this trademark is prohibited though it's probably a shame we can't enforce that against George Lucas himself, maybe he'd stop screwing up the film franchise!!

Hate to burst your bubble, but there were a lot of Speeders in the original games, but they were all just props slywink Would love for that to not be the case in this one though.
1116  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 14, 2009, 12:20:07 AM
That's probably the best news yet. It gives me hope that they're actually listening to concerns.
1117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: British people are ugly on: November 12, 2009, 08:20:16 PM
What are you talking about. Canadian women are HOT! Some of the hottest around.
1118  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The IP you'd like to see developed into an MMO... on: November 11, 2009, 07:59:12 PM
What about a Dwarf Fortress MMO. Trade with players, become neighbours, and sometimes dwarves migrating to/from other fortresses, so you could probably lose some of your dwarves to other fortresses and encounter them later on. You could also visit other player's fortresses, but not attack them.
1119  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 11, 2009, 06:49:26 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 10, 2009, 12:56:32 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 09, 2009, 06:34:01 PM

TTH has a Q&A with a couple STO devs about the Abilities: (maybe it's just me, but the pages aren't loading very fast for me, fwiw)
http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/76439/

Oh my GOD I want to play this game RIGHT NOW. Reading this shows that the devs really know what they're trying to get into, and that they're trying not to stuff this game into the core MMO 'thinking'. It also sounds like an entirely different game than CO (and dev team for that matter).

The launch date (and for that matter, my guaranteed beta access) can't come soon enough, IMHO.


I have to admit, that does sound pretty impressive. Will have to upgrade before long though after seeing the system requirements.
1120  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The IP you'd like to see developed into an MMO... on: November 11, 2009, 08:22:22 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on November 11, 2009, 03:10:27 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on November 11, 2009, 02:36:42 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on November 11, 2009, 01:34:21 AM

A LEGO MMO.. that would allow you to use the bricks to collectively build cities, space stations, and such.. I love LEGO but don't wish to necessarily collect the bricks. If they could bring the entire LEGO brick-building wholly online, I they would totally have my money! Which reminds me..

http://universe.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx

HOLY..SHIT! YES! I want this.. I want this NOW!  icon_biggrin

If you thought that was cool, check this out:

http://kotaku.com/gaming/exclusive/the-lego-universe-trailer-271566.php
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