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2521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / National Geographic photo contest 2012 - or on: November 29, 2012, 05:26:16 PM
Pretty pictures.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2012-part-ii/100414/
2522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 32 Best New Memes of 2012 on: November 28, 2012, 06:31:27 PM
Sure you have seen them all before but the list still had me laughing!
2523  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Google Nexus 10 32GB - $450 on: November 26, 2012, 04:19:27 PM
Sold

Farley
2524  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Best Android games for the big screen on: November 19, 2012, 06:32:42 PM
Well you people are useless! smile

I bought the Android Humble Indy bundle since that was a cheaper way of getting a few games to try.  So far I am not impressed.  Avadon is so tiny you can't really play it - as if you started the games a in impossibly high resolution.  Mechianium plays so slow I actually wondered if it was frozen.  Completely unplayable. I have a few more to try but so far gaming on a large screen Android has been crap.

2525  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Our nation's greatest enemy... on: November 14, 2012, 07:37:46 PM
I think we are all a bit bored today or something.  Can't we all get get along?

Anyway, there is nothing here to warrent locking the thread and I would love it if we kept it that way, thanks.

Now a picture of my hero


2526  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Best Android games for the big screen on: November 14, 2012, 12:23:40 AM
I bought a Nexus 10 today when they went on sale and I was wondering what I should pick up for the tablet when it arrives. 

2527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Elmo's Puppeteer On Leave on: November 12, 2012, 06:17:59 PM
I am a bit shocked by the whole thing really. 
2528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Next Bond Movie - Skyfall! on: November 12, 2012, 06:15:35 PM
What kind of theaters do you go to?  icon_eek  (and can I come!)

2529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Amazing Spider-Man on: November 12, 2012, 02:27:07 PM
I watched it last night as well and have to agree with rshetts2.  It was fine but it didn't blow me away by any stretch. 

2530  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [IOS] Borderlands Legends on: October 30, 2012, 05:08:07 PM
From TAs write up.  Link included


Unfortunately, once you get it on your device, all the strange things 2K was doing like revealing the game in a strategy guide starts to make a lot of sense as the game is just not good. The best way to describe it is by likening it to the "GameBoy version" of popular video games, and anyone alive in the 80's should know exactly what I mean.


My favorite comment summing up stuff in the game "It is either broke or borning."
2531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard on: October 26, 2012, 07:01:46 PM
I think the film looks dumb but I don't think that has anything to do with the PG-13 rating.   
2532  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Nintendo trailer round-up: Fire Emblem, Paper Mario, Professor Layton, more on: October 25, 2012, 05:50:39 PM
Fine, yes it probably should be.  smile
2533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Nintendo trailer round-up: Fire Emblem, Paper Mario, Professor Layton, more on: October 25, 2012, 05:50:00 PM
This topic has been moved to Portable Gaming & Apps.

http://gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=48734.0
2534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Raimi Readies "Dead" Remake on: October 25, 2012, 04:01:24 PM
It seems to have lost the campiness which made the first one fun.  Very, very gross though. 
2535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Win 8 available tomorrow on: October 25, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
I just downloaded it from MS and tried it out on a test machine.  For some reason it refused to see the CD/DVD device after install (although it installed from it fine!  So I reformatted the machine.  Short test.

I will be waiting.
2536  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Nintendo trailer round-up: Fire Emblem, Paper Mario, Professor Layton, more on: October 25, 2012, 03:56:39 PM
Follow the link

Man I wish there was a release date for Fire Emblem.  Something more than "2013" 
2537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 24, 2012, 06:28:18 PM
How about if you two take it to PM or better yet somewhere else.

We all seem to love the game so don't spoil the thread for everyone else.
2538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: iPad Mini Incoming! Place your bets!!! on: October 24, 2012, 03:52:26 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 24, 2012, 02:30:22 PM

Quote from: Canuck on October 24, 2012, 08:08:56 AM

I guarantee next year will be a new retina ipad mini.

I'm pretty sure everyone assumes that.  It's an apple product.   icon_wink


Well some of us expect it in 6 months since that seems to be their new refresh plan for iPad stuff. smile


2539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 24, 2012, 03:50:33 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 24, 2012, 02:51:11 PM

See, that's the thing. It's not decent, or even accurate. ATB is claiming that the game works in a way which it most certainly doesn't, and if he's encountering a bug, I find it very odd that nobody but him has seen it and mentioned it. My impression is that, quite frankly, he's not very good at the game and that this leads him to attack the game to justify his losses. The reason this annoys me isn't because he's wrong. It's because his flawed perception of the game can rub off on people who haven't played it yet, perhaps even pushing them towards not getting the game in the first place. That I simply can't accept, and I will defend the game and point out flaws in his arguments to prevent it. If this in turn makes me a dick, then a dick I will be.

Being a dick has nothing to do with defending the game and pointing out flaws in someone's argument.  It is about tone. Even though we are just typing and therefore lose a lot of the subtle indicators of conversation tone still comes out in posts.

No one will ask you to stop defending the game or pointing out flaws in someone's argument we will ask that you don't be a dick in your tone they are different things.

2540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lance Armstrong to be charged with doping by USADA on: October 18, 2012, 03:16:15 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 18, 2012, 03:05:21 PM

They are all cheaters. He was just better than everyone else at it.   If he did something criminal then let him be prosecuted, but I wish people would just leave dude alone. 

+1  It is just a silly witch hunt.  I can't see any practical value to it.



Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 18, 2012, 03:06:24 PM

If 100% of the racers are doping, doesn't that make it an even playing field and Lance still the winner?

That seems like a logical argument.
2541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: October 16, 2012, 11:25:13 PM
More gameplay footage.  Can't wait.
2542  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Damn! Level 5 eShop games...have you seen this?! on: October 16, 2012, 04:42:04 PM
No just til Jan, but remember when it was scheduled for this fall?  That was when I preordered.   
2543  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Damn! Level 5 eShop games...have you seen this?! on: October 15, 2012, 07:37:50 PM
They look fine but if this is why ni no kuni was delayed I am annoyed at Level 5

smile
2544  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Humble eBook Bundle on: October 10, 2012, 09:38:36 PM
$407,299.05  so far!  Wow.
2545  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Humble eBook Bundle on: October 10, 2012, 12:06:46 AM
Those great folks who do the gaming Humble Bundle have put out a new one for ebooks!

Books by John Scalzi, Cory Doctorow, Lauren Beukes, Mercedes Lacky, Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean, and Paolo Bacigalupi.

Check it out if you have an ereader!
2546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 08, 2012, 08:08:32 PM
Well I have to say, after watching a Giant Bomb quick look I am pretty sold. 
 You can check it out here.

http://youtu.be/dI8RYXgsqw0
2547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodreads (social reading site) on: October 08, 2012, 05:07:56 PM
I believe this is the link to become my friend.   I have to be honest I don't think I have finished a book since my kids were born so I am not the most interesting person to keep track of.
2548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Lone Ranger on: October 03, 2012, 03:25:13 PM
And here is the first trailer.

I have to say it looked pretty darn generic.  Nothing really stood out for me in terms of setting, story, acting, etc.  It felt like a run of the mill western.  Hopefully future previews will show what makes this special.
2549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I really wish these games would hurry up and come out on the iPad on: October 01, 2012, 05:48:56 PM
Looking at the "To The Moon" thread reminded me that I really want this game on the iPad.  For various reasons I spend most of my gaming time on the iPad so it is about time for more PC ports!

I also want to see FTL on the iPad.  It looks like a great game and, like TTM I don't see any great technical hurdle to porting it over. 

And to round it out for games I really want; I want Legend of Grimrock.  It is a game game,  I loved it on the PC but it would be so much nicer on the iPad.

There are so many...well crappy half ass games on the iPad I would really like to see these few come out.


2550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: September 24, 2012, 02:45:57 PM
So I went to see this and it was ... fine.  I wasn't blown away like I wanted to be based on the reviews.  I guess I expected more action and less depression.  Don't get me wrong I know Megacity isn't a happy place but I guess I need some more lightness in my action flicks.

I also didn't think it was that violent.  Well it was violent but somehow CGI blood splatters, etc. don't shock me as much real stuff (obviously not real but with plastic models, etc.)  I thought the violence in Robocop for example was much greater.

All in all it was ok but I wouldn't buy it or see it again.

2551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: September 21, 2012, 06:43:08 PM
safe sex all the way!
2552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: xkcd is awesome on: September 19, 2012, 07:26:30 PM
This one is just amazing.  How much time did it take him?

http://xkcd.com/1110/
2553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: September 19, 2012, 12:40:30 AM
Great pic of Radagast the Brown.  Full article here


2554  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Super Hexagon [iOS] on: September 12, 2012, 02:21:42 PM
Appspy.com reviews.

They loved it.
2555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Thor:The Dark World on: September 11, 2012, 09:50:12 PM
"when I think about you I touch myself..."


2556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: August 31, 2012, 06:02:38 PM
I don't watch the show but I thought this rap remix was pretty well done.

*May contain spoilers to the first 2 seasons!*


http://youtu.be/WsqdmqRgrIc
2557  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Dark Knight Meets The Avengers on: August 30, 2012, 08:18:30 PM
http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6817857/the-dark-knight-meets-the-avengers

quite funny.
2558  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Bastion out for the iPad on: August 30, 2012, 03:12:18 PM
A game which got some pretty great reviews when it came out for the Xbox is now coming to the iPad

I picked it up but haven't had time to play it.

However here is the GamingTrend thread about it, and here is a link to the Appspy review of the iPad version

Looks like a great game!
2559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Top Ten Remakes on: August 29, 2012, 08:16:19 PM
"The Birdcage"

Cape Fear


Are two I thought of right away which are great.

2560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bastion (XBLA) on: August 29, 2012, 08:02:13 PM
This comes out tomorrow (Aug 30th) for the iPad.  At $5 I don't think I can pass it up considering the positive reviews it has gotten!

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