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2241  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Iran is burning on: June 22, 2009, 03:05:25 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 22, 2009, 12:54:16 PM

Quote from: cheeba on June 22, 2009, 06:23:15 AM

Quote from: Ridah on June 22, 2009, 04:51:41 AM

I've seen the U.S show the same brutality, it just doesn't get plastered on the media.
Oh come on now. This is a total non-sentence. If you've got actual examples or evidence or anything you can cite which shows the US - the US now, not some asshole rogue cop or something - using the "same brutality" then please feel free to post them. Otherwise you're just a guy with a tinfoil hat.
I don't want to be condescending, but I bet you can think of examples quicker than Ridah posts them. Abu Ghraib, extraordinary rendition, Contras, Vietnam, etc.

But it is never internal, and a lot of times is brutal using a proxy so as to keep the US's hands clean.

Japanese internment camps were internal.
2242  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The North Korean threat on: June 19, 2009, 12:35:23 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 18, 2009, 09:54:54 PM

okay, I dont know how to put this without causing offense, but...come on!!!

Its the regime of one of the most totalitarian controlled people in the world thats doing this, not the normal citizens. They live in fear and are information controlled like you wouldnt believe it.

A friend of mine was there a two years ago..or rather, he was allowed in on one of their special guided tours, with guides who smiled, and answered almost every question with what was an obvious lie about their country, because they had been taught to do so... Its a strange country, but one where the idea of Big Brother is very real and part of everyones normal way of living.

So, please....dont talk about killing off an entire nation, when its merely its insane leaders that acts like this

Thats the equivalent of wiping out East Berlin before the wall fell...

That's why I said beyond the obvious humanitarian reasons. My question is more of a hypothetical, if we use nukes on North Korea will that alone cause China/Russia to declare war and plunge us into WW3 or could they care less about NK. Obviously China wouldn't want a US controlled state on their border, but are there any other political reasons?
2243  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The North Korean threat on: June 18, 2009, 07:46:58 PM
An honest question here, if we bombed the hell out of North Korea and completely crippled them, would anyone even care? (Other than for humanitarian reasons) What do they have to offer to other countries to get them to fight back against us? There's no oil, no diamonds, no industry, nothing. Would Russia or China really care? My guess is if they did preten to care, they would just be using it as an excuse to fight us.
2244  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO 2.8 interview on: June 18, 2009, 02:21:56 AM
Thx for the kind words on the interview. Being a huge fan of the game I mostly asked the things that I really wanted to know. The guys and gals at Turbine are really cool, that's the second time I have talked to them, the first time they took me on a guided tour of Moria. Really cool.
2245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joe Buck Live on: June 17, 2009, 02:15:53 PM
I thought the show was horrible until Lange was on. He was the only entertaining thing on the show. I'm a huge Brett Farve fan and the interview managed to put me to sleep. I laughed my ass off when Lange was on though.
2246  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / LotRO 2.8 interview on: June 16, 2009, 02:26:14 PM
For you people who don't visit the front page, I just posted an interview that I had with Turbine about book 2.8 and beyond. They reveal to me that the next big update will be this fall and will be rather large, almost expansion pack large. Check it out http://www.gamingtrend.com/Articles/articles.php?artID=451
2247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 16, 2009, 01:36:30 PM
Has anyone noticed any rubber band AI in the Wii version. I'm getting close to having my review done, and I haven't really noticed it yet in career mode, but I was curious if anyone else has. There are rumblings of it on the 360 and PS3 versions.
2248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 16, 2009, 01:31:52 PM
I finally got this one from Amazon on Monday. Im a couple of hours in and so far I am very impressed. I'm only to the town inside that first tower, so not that far, but so far so good.
2249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: June 15, 2009, 03:45:52 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 15, 2009, 03:39:59 PM

Those boobs are disappointing.

Now I liked them because they looked real, they weren't those huge fake knockers that a lot of Hollywood chicks have.
2250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: June 15, 2009, 03:37:46 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 15, 2009, 03:11:07 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 15, 2009, 02:22:45 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 15, 2009, 01:10:11 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 15, 2009, 01:03:23 PM

The end of the episode was steamy. Anna Paquin has a very nice body.

I hope you're not calling the entire end of the episode steamy!

No just Anna naked.

Just making sure.

That final scene was anything BUT steamy.   icon_twisted

Nope, but it did make Eric seem very badass. I wouldn't mess with that guy.
2251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: June 15, 2009, 02:22:45 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 15, 2009, 01:10:11 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 15, 2009, 01:03:23 PM

The end of the episode was steamy. Anna Paquin has a very nice body.

I hope you're not calling the entire end of the episode steamy!

No just Anna naked.
2252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: June 15, 2009, 01:03:23 PM
The end of the episode was steamy. Anna Paquin has a very nice body.
2253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 10, 2009, 02:39:39 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 10, 2009, 01:47:47 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 10, 2009, 01:23:08 PM

I played 3 rounds of solo play and one round online last night.

1. The new controls are better than previous versions.
2. For the first time you can actually control how much power your shot gets by how hard you swing. I noticed that by my 3rd game in a row I was getting tired and as a result my swings were getting less power, that is  unless I actually focused and put more power into it. To me this is cool.
3. Putting is hard, but again for the first time you actually control how much power you give the shot based on your swing, so just like real golf you have to think about the shot and practice.
4. Chipping is hard, and I almost want to say it is broken but I haven't put in enough time to make that determination (I may just suck).
5. The game is much harder this year on PGA tour mode. Your toon starts out weak. My first tourney I finished 12 over after 18 holes. (This has never happened to me in a Tiger Woods game). But when I played a round with Tiger I was back to shooting par and birdie, so the game does help you if you use a good character.
6. I think there are 27 courses. HUGE.

I will be trying to play as much as possible in the next couple of days so I can do a full review on the front page.

It's funny, because I found the chipping to be pretty easy.  I had a couple of chip-ins in one hole.

You're asolutely right about starting weak.  I made the mistake of starting a tour right off the bat. I'm going to have to tackle a couple of non-tour modes and beef up my character before going back.  I don't like finishing in 40th place.

What's your secret to chipping then, because I muffed every single one, they were all too short.
2254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 10, 2009, 01:23:08 PM
I played 3 rounds of solo play and one round online last night.

1. The new controls are better than previous versions.
2. For the first time you can actually control how much power your shot gets by how hard you swing. I noticed that by my 3rd game in a row I was getting tired and as a result my swings were getting less power, that is  unless I actually focused and put more power into it. To me this is cool.
3. Putting is hard, but again for the first time you actually control how much power you give the shot based on your swing, so just like real golf you have to think about the shot and practice.
4. Chipping is hard, and I almost want to say it is broken but I haven't put in enough time to make that determination (I may just suck).
5. The game is much harder this year on PGA tour mode. Your toon starts out weak. My first tourney I finished 12 over after 18 holes. (This has never happened to me in a Tiger Woods game). But when I played a round with Tiger I was back to shooting par and birdie, so the game does help you if you use a good character.
6. I think there are 27 courses. HUGE.

I will be trying to play as much as possible in the next couple of days so I can do a full review on the front page.
2255  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: D&D Online Free to Play! on: June 09, 2009, 08:22:42 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on June 09, 2009, 07:34:52 PM

Do you still have to own the original DDO: Stormreach?

Ale

According to the press release you do not.
2256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 09, 2009, 08:03:48 PM
Amazon is killing me on this one. I ordered the game May 28th, when the game was allegedly in stock and I just now received my shipping notification. It's set to get here Next Tuesday. WTF!
2257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Tiger Woods 10 on: June 09, 2009, 06:16:44 PM
I picked it up today at Best Buy. The bundled version is $60. I will try it out when I get home and post some impressions.
2258  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Redesign Launched? on: June 06, 2009, 11:33:02 PM
I will second the difficulty of keeping up with release dates. If distributors don't tell us the release date directly we really have to pull from a lot of sources to get the best date. That's why I like the "our opinion" part of the release date.
2259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: June 03, 2009, 11:39:38 PM
This was the one announcement by MS that really had me stoked. I love Metroid and Castlevania and would love to play one of those games with modern graphics.
2260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: my new hardware..... on: June 03, 2009, 03:48:30 PM
Does this mean that you are now under the control of Skynet?
2261  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: June 02, 2009, 05:52:14 PM
I just uploaded a bunch of pics for the game on the front page. They show off the trooper, bounty hunter, and smuggler classes and some locals. http://www.gamingtrend.com/screenshots/index.php?GameID=7931
2262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2009 is upon us on: June 01, 2009, 08:46:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 08:41:27 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 01, 2009, 07:37:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 07:12:38 PM

Crackdown 2.  Forza 3.  Shit yeah!

It'll be interesting to see if Nintendo or Sony can top this press conference.

I would say that Sony and Nintendo should be able to top that since a lot of the games shown are multiplatform. Yeah they have Crackdown, Forza and the Halo game, but other than just about all the good stuff could be shown by Sony too. I kept watching it and thinking that they have to come up with something more that is just Xbox, but they really didn't. And no the camera doesn't count, that is their reaction to motion controls and it looks REALLY gimmicky. To me winning E3 is about "What do I have to offer that others don't" and the 360 didn't bring it this year for me. Of course we will have to wait for Nintendo and Sony to see what they offer before any real evaluation can be done.

Well, to be fair, the exclusives look more like this: Crackdown 2, Forza 3, Halo ODST and Reach, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Left 4 Dead 2, Alan Wake and some other/XBLA stuff.  Not to mention the streaming 1080p movies, On Demand 360 games, and Last.fm and Facebook integration (cool and bleah).

I thought Alan Wake and Splinter Cell were both multiplatform? As far as L4D2 I will get that on the PC. Facebook and it's kin are all a huge BLAH for me. The streaming movies would be cool, but my DSL is so slow there is no way it would be streaming for me and I bet a large percentage of the population will have the same problem. So I stick with solid media.
2263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2009 is upon us on: June 01, 2009, 07:37:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 01, 2009, 07:12:38 PM

Crackdown 2.  Forza 3.  Shit yeah!

It'll be interesting to see if Nintendo or Sony can top this press conference.

I would say that Sony and Nintendo should be able to top that since a lot of the games shown are multiplatform. Yeah they have Crackdown, Forza and the Halo game, but other than just about all the good stuff could be shown by Sony too. I kept watching it and thinking that they have to come up with something more that is just Xbox, but they really didn't. And no the camera doesn't count, that is their reaction to motion controls and it looks REALLY gimmicky. To me winning E3 is about "What do I have to offer that others don't" and the 360 didn't bring it this year for me. Of course we will have to wait for Nintendo and Sony to see what they offer before any real evaluation can be done.
2264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Whats the best console game youve played on: June 01, 2009, 02:21:53 PM
Super Mario 64 was huge for me.

Resident Evil 4 (I don't think it's the best game of all time, but for me I enjoyed the hell out of it and have beaten the game on 3 different game systems so I had a lot of fun with it).
2265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC-PR] Matrix Online Ship/Beta Date on: May 29, 2009, 06:41:44 PM
Holy mother of thread necromancy Batman.
2266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 28, 2009, 09:16:29 PM
I just ordered it from Amazon. If you guys can wait about two weeks I will have full review up on the main page.

I looked for the game in a brick and mortar store all over my area but no one had it and no one even had a clue if they would get it.
2267  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bible is based on forgeries? on: May 28, 2009, 03:34:54 PM
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2268  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationism Reading Material - Macintosh is evil. on: May 28, 2009, 12:44:51 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on May 28, 2009, 11:48:55 AM

Quote from: Teggy on May 27, 2009, 07:49:57 PM

Consensus around the net is that it is a hoax, but a very well crafted one.

If it's a hoax, it's excellent.  10/10

Had me fooled.  Then again, I've been to churches like that one, so it seemed real enough to me.

That's what I'm saying. If it's a hoax someone spent a whole hell of a lot of time developing it. I encourage you to check out the entire section on dinosaurs and their hunt for living dinos in Africa. Good reading material.
2269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 28, 2009, 12:42:29 PM
Talk about love it or hate it IGN Gives it an 8.5 I might just have to order this game to see for myself.
2270  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Creationism Reading Material - Macintosh is evil. on: May 27, 2009, 06:14:30 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 22, 2009, 06:22:36 PM

That set of sites is a joke, right? Some of it seems very obviously a joke (the orbital cross, for example) and then other things seem scarily realistic.

I looked that site over, if it is a joke then someone took a lot of time to create it. What's scary is I think it's real.
2271  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [GoGamer]Little Big Planet $24.90 on: May 27, 2009, 02:58:46 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 27, 2009, 02:39:31 PM

If anyone is wary about this being the import version, I can say that I bought the UK version the last time GoGamer had a sale and I was able to both download levels and play online with my friend's US version without a problem.

I can back that up. I have the PAL version from GoGamer and I have no problems with US content or servers.
2272  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: A History of Video Cards on: May 27, 2009, 02:17:39 PM
Riva TNT>Riva TNT2>Voodoo 5000>Geforce 3 Ti200>Geforce 4200>Radeon 9700pro>Radeon 9800pro>Geforce 6800GT>Geforce 7900GT>Geforce 8800GT. After looking at this I realize that I have spent way too much on video cards.
2273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The RPG vs. FPS time sink paradox on: May 26, 2009, 05:55:52 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 26, 2009, 05:48:24 PM

With a few exceptions, the RPG sweet-spot for me is 30-35 hours.  Unless it's something really amazing (i.e. most Final Fantasy games), I tend to lose interest after that.  Doesn't help that most RPG's are very front-loaded, so the endgame ends up feeling either incredibly dull or ridiculously difficult.  Lost Odyssey was the worst offender of this in recent memory.

I would vote for The Last Remnant.

I will say that 35-40 is my sweet spot. Anything longer and I start to get the "Wrap it up" feeling going on. Even FF12 had this for me somewhat. That stupid tower at the end was way too long, it just felt like an excuse to grind your team up in level prior to the final boss.
2274  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olbermann is ANGRY (Prop 8) on: May 26, 2009, 05:52:24 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on May 26, 2009, 05:33:04 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 26, 2009, 05:20:17 PM

Thought there was another thread more about the prop, than what Keith Olbermann thinks, but the search function is all messed up, can't search past page 2...

Anyways, the California Supreme Court upheld the ban, and those who did managed to get married during that time frome are still married. 

While I disagree with the ban, the court made the right decision, as I just cant imagine how they could deem a constitutional amendment as unconstitutional.

They couldn't, but chances are someone will file a federal case saying it is against the US constitution.
2275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SFIV and Fighting Game Bosses on: May 26, 2009, 05:34:14 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 26, 2009, 03:29:10 PM

Scraper, I guess I forgot to mention I suck at fighting games, even though I love them. I can't get a combo going at all!

Try using Sagat, his combos and powers are the easiest to use IMO. If you can't pull of his knee or uppercut try using the D-pad instead of the analog stick or vice versa.
2276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 26, 2009, 02:44:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 26, 2009, 12:50:34 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 26, 2009, 12:27:35 PM

sprinker/fire suppression system.

That's what I thought, until the black stuff started coming out.  WTF is that about?

My guess is that it's some sort of construction material discoloring the water or aliens. Either one is probable.
2277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 5-22-2009: Memorial Day Weekend Edition on: May 26, 2009, 01:27:29 PM
I played Lord of the Rings Online (as usual) and I also played through two chapters of Dead Space, what a great game to show off why surround sound is important. Who ever worked on the sound and coding the surround elements deserves an award.
2278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SFIV and Fighting Game Bosses on: May 26, 2009, 01:23:35 PM
I don't find Seth to be all that hard. You just have to keep on him and don't let up. Generally he will throw a low punch to begin with so as soon as the fight starts jump towards him and pull of a combo. Then from there don't let up, works for me 90% of the time.
2279  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bible is based on forgeries? on: May 26, 2009, 01:08:19 PM

Quote from: Moliere on May 25, 2009, 07:51:47 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on May 21, 2009, 10:05:54 PM

Quote
. The Bible tells us it was created by God only thousands of years ago.

I'd like a scriptural citing for this. The Bible says nothing on the topic.

But billions of years isn't right either.

I attended the public portion of the ASU Origins Symposium back in April. One of the best talks was by Lawrence Krauss (a theoretical physicist known for among other things as the author of The Physics of Star Trek). He explains how we know that the Universe is 13.72 Billion years old. He's an entertaining speaker. Watch the video. Provide your counter evidence.

I didn't watch that video (it's 50 mins long) but my understanding of the 13 billion number is based off of magnesium (I think it's magnesium) and its rate at which it converts into another element. It takes a REALLY long time, and thus they can take a sample from a rock, figure out what percent has changed and then figure out how long it has been around based on the percent that has changed.
2280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid Prime Trilogy on one disc - Wii on: May 22, 2009, 07:03:21 PM
If that's true they that is awesome. I had planned on buying 1 and 2 separately so together it should be cheaper. Nice.
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