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2521  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in the States) Announced on: July 05, 2012, 02:21:16 PM
When I first got a 3DS I played with the slider a lot but I could never get to where I could see 3D effects anyway so I always have it off. 

2522  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in the States) Announced on: July 02, 2012, 07:09:36 PM
After looking at the screen shots in the IGN article the bigger one is noticeably worse looking but the difference is small enough that I am sure I won't notice when playing something.


2523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Amazing Spider-Man on: July 02, 2012, 03:43:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 02, 2012, 03:06:57 AM

I'm really enjoying the video game, but I'm debating whether the actual film will be worth $4 plus 2 hours and 18 minutes of my time.

Where the heck can you see first runs for $4?  Even the matinee around here is $7 - and Iowa is usually cheaper than the rest of the country.

2524  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in the States) Announced on: July 02, 2012, 03:35:51 PM
I am probably a terrible consumer anyway.  I am very tolerant of lower res graphics but that means the 3DS XL is a great buy. smile
2525  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Nintendo 3DS LL (XL in the States) Announced on: July 01, 2012, 06:44:57 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 28, 2012, 07:25:53 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on June 28, 2012, 04:44:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 28, 2012, 04:30:26 AM

Circle Pad Pro XL is also coming, apparently.

So if you bought a 3ds at launch, you got screwed. If you bought a cpp for it, and now wanna upgrade, screwed again bc you have to buy the cpp AGAIN too! I have a original 3ds and love it, but silly Nintendo..
I'm not defending Nintendo's choice to not include a circle pad pro in the new model but you're not really screwed if you prefer portability over the larger screen.  The new model isn't going to fit in a pocket very well and as pointed out many times already, the graphics are stretched to fill the new screen so 3DS games are going to look worse and non 3DS games are probably going to look terrible since they are already stretched on the normal 3DS.

Maybe but I never felt DS titles looked bad on the XL so I don't see why they would look worse on the 3D XL.

2526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on: June 29, 2012, 03:25:20 PM
Gametrailers review.

Overall they give it a 7.6  which I seems low considering that they seem to like it.



2527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling Defeated/Ethan's hospital stay on: June 28, 2012, 03:15:57 PM
Thanks for the great video. 

2528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: has this Remake been mentioned yet?..Total Recall on: June 28, 2012, 02:11:28 PM
New trailer that actually looks quite good.


http://youtu.be/MLAvdQF7Ypo
2529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: June 25, 2012, 09:01:51 PM
I agree it looks more like the comics but just slavishly following the comics doesn't mean it is good.  Things that work great as drawings don't necessarily translate into real life.


2530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar's next movie: Brave on: June 25, 2012, 03:08:16 PM
Did no one see this over the weekend?


Well I did and I loved it.  It was beautiful, the story was good and the acting great.  It was right up there in the top 5 Pixar films for me.

I am also very happy the previews didn't really give away the story.  I had no idea what was going to happen and that made it more fun.
2531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Judge Dredd on: June 25, 2012, 02:06:57 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 22, 2012, 05:00:15 PM

So that trailer looked like they tried to shove The Raid right in the middle of their movie...

Yes, that was the movie. It does seem like they saw it and said "wouldn't that exact same story look good in the Dredd universe?!" 

2532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling Defeated on: June 19, 2012, 12:19:00 AM

Quote from: Arnir on June 19, 2012, 12:09:42 AM

Good luck.  I know words can't really fix things but we are all here for you.

+1
2533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 11, 2012, 09:07:35 PM
Another spoilery interview.  This time from i09

http://io9.com/5917448/all-of-your-lingering-prometheus-questions-answered
2534  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Darn - Now I have to buy a 3DS on: June 07, 2012, 03:44:03 PM
Fire Emblem is coming to it.  

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Nintendo's latest Fire Emblem game is coming to the States. Fire Emblem: Kakusei (Awakening) is a tactical RPG released in Japan just a few months ago. The gameplay retains many of the elements featured in previous entries in the franchise. The character creator has been greatly expanded, and players can also have their heroes pair up and marry other characters.

Youtube video link.

http://youtu.be/QL31MKLwMl4
2535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transit of Venus on: June 06, 2012, 07:18:04 PM
Nice video of the transit

http://io9.com/5916183/spectacular-time+lapse-video-of-venus-transit
2536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wreck-It Ralph on: June 06, 2012, 07:16:28 PM
Looked pretty good!

2537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft Press Conference on: June 04, 2012, 04:45:21 PM
Somehow I expected more information when I clicked on this thread. smile
2538  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Sold my Vita on: June 01, 2012, 12:48:11 PM
Sadly, only $200 on the Amazon Marketplace.  I had posted here, Craig's list, and even EBay.  That was the best price I got! 
2539  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Sold my Vita on: May 31, 2012, 04:31:28 PM
Not really noteworthy but I liked what the person wrote to me after they got it.

Quote
Thank you so much!
I got my vita yesterday.
I like it very much!
It is my pleasure to buy it from you.
I am so happy!!!

Thanks a million!!!


It made me feel happy to know someone would enjoy it so much.

2540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN] Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault on: May 30, 2012, 08:50:21 PM

Quote from: EddieA on May 30, 2012, 07:21:01 PM

I'm always up for more R&C.  I wonder what "giving you a whole new way to play" means.  Move compatibility perhaps?

It will use the Move. smile

2541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 24, 2012, 05:50:48 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 24, 2012, 05:08:30 PM

What I came away with was a lot of perspective.  When you think you might die or have a stroke and lose some semblance of who you are, you really get some clarity on things.  The things I've not done in my life, the wrongs I've not set right, and the things that truly matter become crystal clear.  Never take for granted what you have, because it can be gone in the blink of an eye.

Your going to buy a sports car and get a 20 something girlfriend who used to be a playboy bunny aren't you!

Seriously, I hope they figure it all out soon and that it is something simple.
2542  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [ipad] Air Mail on: May 23, 2012, 08:48:14 PM
Looks really neat!  Comes out 5/24


http://youtu.be/D6YLV69mX7U

2543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Great Gatsby Trailer... on: May 23, 2012, 07:03:03 PM
It seemed to have a lot more sex than I imagined the book having.
2544  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Autumn Dynasty: iPad Real Time Strategy on: May 23, 2012, 04:55:23 PM
If you were interested in the brush they use in the video, they posted this on their Facebook page about it.



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Travis Ho commented on Autumn Dynasty's Wall post.
Travis wrote: "You don't actually need a brush to play the game (fingers work great too! smile ), but we're using a capacitative brush in the video-- it's the nomad brush from http://www.nomadbrush.com/ and worth checking out if you need a nice stylus alternative!"
2545  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Autumn Dynasty: iPad Real Time Strategy on: May 23, 2012, 04:10:48 PM
A better video showing gameplay

http://youtu.be/24gLsFe4e4s

2546  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Autumn Dynasty: iPad Real Time Strategy on: May 22, 2012, 07:47:48 PM
Stole the title from TouchArcade's forums but I thought it was a good title and a good topic.


Links to company's sites

http://www.facebook.com/autumndynasty
http://www.autumndynasty.com

And Youtube video of gameplay.

http://youtu.be/dX-x-6cBFYg


I think it looks quite interesting.  I will be checking reviews when it hits (supposedly this week)

2547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 22, 2012, 02:41:44 PM
Gametrailers review

2548  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: PS Vita 3G/WiFi model + Dungeon Hunter Allilance $250.00 on: May 21, 2012, 08:13:39 PM
In case anyone wanted pics here is the craigslist post I made

http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/vgm/3029340507.html


2549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Next Bond Movie - Skyfall! on: May 21, 2012, 03:00:37 PM
I am sure this is just a sign of how I am old or not hip or something but I didn't like it.

Remember when James Bond used to be fun?  Where he had cool gadgets, wild adventures, beautiful women, and always a glib line.  Even the Sean Connery stuff (which was a lot less cheesy than Moore's stuff) wasn't this grim. 

He is no longer a super, smooth spy.  He is Jason Borne with an English passport.  And don't get me wrong I liked those films - but they were not Bond movies.  For me neither is this stuff. 
2550  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Infinity Blade: Dungeons on: May 17, 2012, 08:03:33 PM
Looks very nice. 
2551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: May 14, 2012, 09:34:53 PM
Reach in and you can get a "special can" of Mt Dew.
2552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Tron Uprising on: May 14, 2012, 08:22:28 PM
I just finished watching it and it was surprisingly good.   Action was good, story solid (if overdone), and it looked good. 


2553  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: PS Vita 3G/WiFi model + Dungeon Hunter Allilance $200.00 on: May 14, 2012, 08:12:38 PM
SOLD
2554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: May 11, 2012, 09:04:43 PM
I will put this question in spoiler tags since the movie isn't out yet.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Why is Michael Fassbender wearing a helmet on the planet?  Even if it was an unbreakable environment it shouldn't matter to him.  Or is it another use of the "we don't know he is a robot" plot device they used in the first film.
2555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Beyond Good and Evil 2? on: May 11, 2012, 08:18:20 PM
I think this is wonderful.  Can't wait to see some real game stuff.

2556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 11, 2012, 03:23:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 11, 2012, 12:31:48 PM

On the other hand, Farley could set it up as a clickable link or even as an attachment in Additional Options.

I set it up as a clickable link.  On the link page you can click on it and make it bigger.

2557  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 10, 2012, 09:13:17 PM
2558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Free Kindle Library books from prime - suggestions on: May 10, 2012, 07:08:48 PM
Just saw today that all the Harry Potter books are being added to the Lending Library on Jun 19th!

2559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 10, 2012, 02:53:46 PM
Or you could search Youtube

The Consultant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBJMq-isHU4


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer

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


2560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I'm Going To Have A Boy on: May 09, 2012, 07:20:55 PM
So now you can think about your views on circumcision.  icon_eek 
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