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2641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: December 20, 2011, 03:58:46 PM
It is seems very odd when trailers get trailers doesn't it?  I liked it and all but it just seemed silly.

2642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] G.I Joe 2: Retaliation on: December 13, 2011, 08:17:43 PM
I like action flicks, but stuff like this is why people are supposed to be embarrassed to like action flicks.
2643  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Harry Morgan on: December 08, 2011, 09:50:11 PM
He was certainly great, but yeah I also was kind of like "he was still alive?"  I just assumed he died years ago. 
2644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Three Stooges: The Movie on: December 08, 2011, 04:44:28 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 08, 2011, 06:51:29 AM

I didn't laugh in the slightest as I watched that utter ass of a trailer.

Who the hell greenlighted this shit?

I have to agree.  I didn't even smile during it.  To be fair though I never really liked the 3 stooges so I am not their target demographic. Still I am willing to wager it will flop horribly. 
2645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: November 28, 2011, 10:26:02 PM
I know your right.  Beat me by this |  |  much!

2646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Expendables 2 on: November 23, 2011, 12:27:39 AM
Wow...if it is he has gotten old. 
2647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Expendables 2 on: November 23, 2011, 12:15:50 AM
Where are Li and Van Damme?  Are their parts so small they didn't make the poster?
2648  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Who is coming to the big screen on: November 15, 2011, 11:07:49 PM
Didn't they already have a Doctor Who movie?  Why will this suck less than that did?

2649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword on: November 11, 2011, 04:14:20 PM
Yippie!  I can't wait. 

2650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [College Football] Joe Paterno Retiring on: November 09, 2011, 07:59:55 PM
I suppose it isn't surprising that such a charged topic brings out a bit of tension but lets try to keep is civil and stick to the code like good pirates...wait that is a movie line...anyway try to remember we are all friends.
2651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Dragona Global: Launching this Dec 8, 2011 on: November 09, 2011, 03:32:33 PM
This topic has been moved to Multiplayer Gaming.

http://gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=45972.0
2652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioware's New Franchise on: November 07, 2011, 09:28:29 PM
It could be scripted concept art during a cutscene.
2653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 07, 2011, 09:13:56 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 07, 2011, 05:30:55 PM

I really want to buy Skyrim but it is so hard to justify with the huge a*& backlog I have.    I probably will give in but it is hard to think I will have any more luck finishing this.

I discovered I had enough Amazon points to cover the game so what could I do?  I mean they practically forced me to buy the game. smile
2654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 07, 2011, 05:30:55 PM
I really want to buy Skyrim but it is so hard to justify with the huge a*& backlog I have.    I probably will give in but it is hard to think I will have any more luck finishing this.

2655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: November 04, 2011, 08:56:48 PM
Another fantasitc video blog (although I am disappointed it is focusing on 3D so much)

2656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword on: November 04, 2011, 03:43:42 PM
Another cool looking video.  No story spoilers but some location ones I guess you could say.
2657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: November 01, 2011, 08:32:16 PM
So that is what Charlie is up to now that he is dumped from "Two and a Half Men"
2658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Intentionally suggestive or just my dirty mind on: October 31, 2011, 08:32:31 PM


http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-money-really-can-buy-happiness

How can 90% of guys not look at those two women, then read the title "6 Ways Money Really Can Buy Happiness" and not instantly go into the gutter?

I find it hard to believe the more juvenile members of their staff didn't snicker when they posted the article.

2659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword on: October 31, 2011, 05:06:56 PM
Intro of the game.  Spoilers obviously so be warned.

2660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword on: October 28, 2011, 08:29:55 PM
More gorgeous videos for your viewing pleasure.  I am really torn as to whether I like this better or Skyrim.  They are both stunning but both very different in their style.

Luckily I can play both!
2661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 7 Billion people - what # were/are you? on: October 27, 2011, 08:39:13 PM
3,804,663,939th here!  

It is also embarrassing how long it took me to figure out why I couldn't get it to let me "Go".  Darn British, why do they put the day first and month second?  They lost the revolutionary war stop this oppression!

2662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: October 26, 2011, 08:17:51 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 26, 2011, 03:33:05 PM

Don't get me wrong, I consider Uncharted 2 to be the best game I have ever played on any system. EVER. But even I'll admit there are a few odd bits to the story.

+1.  In order to keep things tough they do things often which get the bad guys into areas Drake had to do a lot of work to get to. 
2663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: October 25, 2011, 05:12:38 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 25, 2011, 03:21:06 PM

No, I'm not trolling.

Here's a list of complaints.
Shooting is not terribly satisfying.  Enemies take too many hits to bring down unless you are getting headshots and even then there are
enemies that take multiple headshots.  Furthermore many encounters take place in waves of three, which serves to compound the issue and makes combat feel tedious.   The waves are less an issue in 2 but still present.  Furthermore you are essentially moving from kill room to kill room, though 2 does a better job of disguising this.

At times you will be in a kill room but it is not obviously hard gated.  I'm thinking specifically of the crashed train in the snow in 2 where I went around stealth killing all the enemies but missed one at the far corner of the area I'm guessing.  I then found what appeared to be the path out and tried to leave and was killed in a cutscene.  This is not good design.  From some of the stuff I've read on 3 it has more of these types of issues.

Throughout the games you are making impossible jumps, and finding secret passages etc only to end up in one of these kill rooms that is heavily fortified with enemies.  It strains credulity after having to go through so much to find this place to have had these guys apparently just casually waltz in before you got there.

Sequences sometimes tend to go on too long, the train sequence in 2 I think as an example that should have been shorter than it was.  It started out as exciting but before it was done I was pretty sick of it.   I'd say the same for the Helicopter boss fight in two, where even though Naughty Dog seems to love the rule of three for things like enemy waves they eschew it in this fight as the chopper takes far more than three shots from the grenade launcher.

And also along the lines of bosses, having a human boss that is ultimately immune to gunfire and has to beaten via hand to hand was seriously immersion breaking.  It very much supports the idea that is presented in the Eurogamer review that you are more an actor in their script than an agent within the game.  If they wanted a fist fight there, they could have at least disarmed you in a cutscene instead of having made the boss effectively immune to gunfire.

I know I had other issues but it's been a while since I've played them.  The graphics are great, and it is well voice acted, my problems are more with the moment to moment gameplay.


Your complaints are valid and I agree with them but the overwhelming greatness of the rest really trumps the nitpicks for me anyway.  I also dropped the difficulty to easy and issue 1 went away. 

As for the impossible jumps...isn't that a staple of games/movies?  Like a real person is going to be dragged behind a truck by his whip, climb back up to the truck, climb to the cab fight a Nazi, throw him out of the truck, and then steal the truck with the Ark?  I don't think so but I really enjoyed Raiders of the Lost Ark

Number 3 is the same type of deal.  Every movie and game like this needs to setup the pieces for some action in the story.  People could pick any movie or game to pieces. 
2664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception!! on: October 24, 2011, 07:31:33 PM
I watched the Gametrailers review and the only disappointing thing I heard was how short the SP game looks to be.  They said something under 10 hours.  I know MP is popular and they seem to have put a lot of effort into it but I want a great and long Uncharted story.  It seems like I will only get 1 of those. 

2665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword on: October 20, 2011, 08:22:45 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 20, 2011, 08:05:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 20, 2011, 02:38:49 PM

dammit, this game and Skyrim are going to get into an argument, I just know it.

As much as I've loved the Zelda series in the past, Skyrim wins hands down.

That said - I've already asked for Zelda (the CE, as I don't have the Wii Motion+ dongle thingy as my Wii sits dormant and unplugged) for Christmas.

I went the other way and picked Zelda.  There is never any more content for a Zelda game so I know I will be getting the final, full verson.  With Skyrim I just know that within a year there will be a GOTY edition with expansions, improvements etc. 
2666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: October 18, 2011, 03:23:35 PM

Quote from: rickfc on October 18, 2011, 03:10:17 PM

Nicely done.  Marvel continues to be great with their franchise.
2667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [movie] This Means War on: October 17, 2011, 04:00:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oleuD8479uM&feature=player_embedded

This looks like it could be a fun movie.

2668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Thing Prequel on: October 14, 2011, 02:36:30 PM
It looks like a lot of movies these days on Rottentomatoes.  Critics hate it but audiences seem to think it is ok. 

30% from critics and 77% from audiences. 

2669  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Avengers! Sweet! on: October 11, 2011, 03:43:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 11, 2011, 03:37:45 PM

I assume you can merge your own thread?  Tongue

Oops. 

I don't see an option to merge, just split, move, delete, and a few others.



Of course then the question is - do we have so many threads that we need to make sure all of one topic stays in one thread?   I will dump it this afternoon if people want but I loved the trailer too much to delete the topic so quickly.   nod


Now, back to watching it again! 
2670  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [trailer] Avengers! Sweet! on: October 11, 2011, 03:27:33 PM
I love, love, love Joss and the crew.  Can't wait until May 2012


My day is made!
2671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AP Just reported Steve Jobs passed on: October 05, 2011, 11:49:24 PM
He has certainly shaped more of our technology culture than anyone I can think of.   He will be sorely missed. 

2672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: October 05, 2011, 10:54:42 PM
Long live the Zune!  This is just terrible PR management from MS. 
2673  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Phone 7 Series on: October 05, 2011, 06:36:01 PM
The iPhone 4S Is Microsoft’s Chance to Catch up to Apple  At least according to a Gizmodo article.

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Right now, Microsoft's awesome Metro user experience is the only real alternative to Apple's dominance. Not in market share—yet—but in terms of technological superiority. FAF, if you will, the Fucking-Awesome Factor. To me, Windows Phone 7.5 feels like the only real challenger to Apple's iOS 5 superiority.
2674  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 05, 2011, 04:14:48 PM
2675  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who Killed 3D? on: October 05, 2011, 03:59:57 PM
I am not sure after reading the article who did it, but I will say I am glad they did.  I hate 3D crap being forced on me for a higher price. 
2676  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS/FT: 3DS on: October 04, 2011, 08:58:31 PM
Nope sorry.  I sold the game (Zelda) separately.

2677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fairway from Big Fish Games on: October 03, 2011, 07:00:56 PM
I really enjoyed this game the first time - I just wish they would put out an iPad version.  We can get 50 million hidden object games but there are not many games of other types from Big Fish for the iPad.
2678  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/FT: 3DS on: September 29, 2011, 06:48:01 PM
I am not feeling the 3D love.  I also can't see the 3D after playing with it in every postion so I want my DSiXL back.  My 3DS is black, it has a power cable and works great - no box though.  I will trade for a DSiXL or I will take $120 for it.  Right now the cheapest Amazon price for a used 3DS is $145 (not always a great indicator but at least it tells you something)


So PM me if your interested.


Thanks,
2679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect details, Jade Empire 2 on: September 28, 2011, 03:05:17 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 24, 2011, 01:55:48 PM

Jade Empire to return still not ruled out

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Jade Empire may return - BioWare is "just looking for the right way to deploy it".

That's what BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk told a packed audience at the Eurogaer Expo 2011 today.

"We've been talking a lot about that actually on and off over the years," said Ray Muzyka, BioWare CEO.


How many ways are there to "deploy it"?  Xbox/PS3, and PC.  Perhaps they are thinking of making it a smart phone game instead.

And put me in the camp of day one purchasers.  I loved the first one. 

2680  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Phone 7 Series on: September 27, 2011, 10:44:37 PM
Apparently you can force the update if you want.

http://gizmodo.com/5844454/you-can-force-the-windows-phone-75-mango-update-right-now

I may try it tomorrow to see what happens. 
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