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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 11, 2012, 02:50:30 PM
Few theaters are equipped for 48 fps.
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: December 08, 2012, 01:58:13 AM
Just out of curiosity, do you pronounce the devices that Belkin and Linksys make "R-OO-TERS"?
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ebay issue - buyer says it never arrived on: December 04, 2012, 01:13:58 AM
And for another anecdote, I've never not shipped with USPS and I've never had a problem with them.

I would never ship something worth more than a hundred bucks or so without insurance. Signature confirmation probably would've helped you out here as well. That's definitely something to think about next time you sell something worth a lot of money.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 06, 2012, 12:04:45 AM
Is there anything goofier than a baby giraffe?
85  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Emergency "**** Sandy" sale on: November 05, 2012, 04:02:07 PM
Sorry, I'm somewhat broke and in no need of the items in question. Good luck, though. You might try eBay fixed price listings. You'll get a much larger audience (obviously).
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wizard of Oz getting a prequel 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' on: November 02, 2012, 07:55:54 PM
If nothing else, that poster is rather nice. Almost makes me wish it were a game.
87  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / [GOG] - Divine Divinity "Pay What You Want" Deal on: October 13, 2012, 03:35:23 PM
Good Old Games

Pay what you want (minimum $1) for Divine Divinity. Beat the average to get Beyond Divinity. Pay more than $12.50 and get the Divinity II: Developer's Cut preorder.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Farming Simulator on: October 03, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
You're doing it wrong.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did Blowing Into NES Cartridges Help? on: September 27, 2012, 01:56:15 PM
It is known.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When you eat cereal... on: September 20, 2012, 10:56:46 PM
Either, but usually a tablespoon.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 06, 2012, 11:29:20 PM
It's from an advertisement and it's fake. But still great.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 04, 2012, 01:01:40 PM
I wonder when the LHC boner jokes will stop...
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Police Brutality? on: September 01, 2012, 10:28:32 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 31, 2012, 07:00:27 PM

Side note:  That site seems to primarily exist as a spot for kids to upload videos of themselves beating the crap out of each other, as well as innocent bystanders.  I weep for today's kids. 

World Star Hip Hop exists primarily to make you lose faith in humanity, period. Their comments section makes Yahoo! Answers look like a Mensa gathering.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Top Ten Remakes on: August 30, 2012, 09:34:22 PM
Gah, I forgot all about The Fly and it's one of my favorite movies ever.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Top Ten Remakes on: August 29, 2012, 02:00:10 PM
John Carpenter's remake of The Thing.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest sight in the world on: August 28, 2012, 12:29:17 AM
Hey, the lamp's running away. - Abe Simpson

97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mars rover Curiosity lands tonight on: August 14, 2012, 11:59:59 AM
That page uses the gyroscope in mobile devices, by the way.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]ALF on: August 13, 2012, 09:15:44 PM
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the Steam is a changing: Steam Wallet Cards! Greenlight! Apps? Linux Blog on: August 01, 2012, 12:18:17 PM
Mandatory Binding Arbitration!

Will that fit in the thread topic?
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: July 26, 2012, 01:38:42 AM
It's pretty much my favorite book ever, so I'm very okay with this. I would much rather it be a three film epic than some hour and a half Michael Bay Summer Shitfest.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teach me how to Sonic on: July 14, 2012, 08:34:03 PM
Trying to speed through them at first is a good way to get to the Game Over screen in a hurry. Take it easy until you know the levels well; then you can go through them quickly if you wish (and once you're good enough you'll be able to get the rings quickly as well).

Sonic 1 is a good game, but Sonic 2 is the best because it adds the spin dash maneuver (down + jump) which makes it a lot easier to dispatch enemies and get through the levels quickly. Plus I just think the levels are much better than any of the other games. Having said that, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic CD are all good games as well. I tried playing Sonic Rush but I just really dislike that engine. Never tried any of the other modern games.

I could be biased though because 2 was the first one I played, and I played it a lot. I can complete the game in well under an hour these days with maybe one or two deaths tops.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is the Last straw DIRECT TV...... on: July 12, 2012, 11:44:02 AM
I've had it happen three times now but I'm almost certain two of those times were when I was on the Futuremark forums, so it's definitely not just Gaming Trend.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is the Last straw DIRECT TV...... on: July 11, 2012, 12:05:37 PM
Why, when viewing this thread, did my iPod launch the App Store and load the Slots Journey page? Is this some new form of advertising, or is it one of my background Apps doing it?
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 05, 2012, 01:26:19 PM
Me neither, but don't feel bad - I don't visit any news sites. I get all the news I need from the numerous web forums I frequent.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: July 04, 2012, 02:43:43 PM
Post-patch. Pre-patch I couldn't get into a game at all without it crashing or giving me a black screen.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: July 04, 2012, 02:26:08 PM
Seems to work perfectly well for me now.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What do I need from Amazon? on: June 29, 2012, 06:55:30 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on June 29, 2012, 05:53:55 PM

Any ideas?

Better stock up now.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Doom 3 remastered in BFG Edition on: May 30, 2012, 04:09:02 PM
The only thing Doom 3 defined was disappointment.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO down again? on: May 26, 2012, 03:13:34 AM
Working fine here.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Origin Waiving Distribution Fee for 90 Days for Crowdsourced Games on: May 19, 2012, 03:08:31 AM
"Publishers" doesn't really mean an awful lot. Valve is a publisher. is a publisher. If you mean Ye Olde Video Game Publishers like EA, then...why? If developers can get a better deal distributing with EA, then why wouldn't they? I highly doubt they're giving EA any kind of exclusivity. EA wants to build a userbase and this is just another tactic for doing so. And hey, if this causes Valve to lower their take from developers, then isn't that what makes competition great?
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Adam Sessler Leaving G4/XPlay on: May 08, 2012, 07:48:03 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 08, 2012, 06:11:31 PM

Maybe G4 felt that they didn't have enough hot female hosts doing stupid things in between reruns.

Sara Jean Underwood's 24/7 Yoga Marathon with special guests Alison Haislip and Layla Kayleigh.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MLB 2012 Season on: May 07, 2012, 12:20:30 AM
Yeah you're right, I think it was American League, not Major League.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MLB 2012 Season on: May 07, 2012, 12:08:32 AM
Here's a fun Box Score.

Orioles vs Red Sox goes 17 innings. Chris Davis becomes the first position player since 1968 to get a win, striking out Adrian Gonzalez and inducing a double play to end the game.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fileplanet No More on: May 03, 2012, 07:24:00 PM
Fileplanet was a really good website twelve years ago. No accounts to speak of, minimal advertising, direct links as far as the eye could see!

Then, like much the rest of the Internet, it turned to complete shit.
115  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Max Payne on: April 20, 2012, 02:14:12 AM
The original was an extremely well made game, technologically. Very good performance and virtually bug free from what I recall. I liked it (and the sequel) quite a bit and I'm still using my Max Payne mouse pad to this very day. That being said, I have zero interest in playing it on my iTouch.

Enjoy the game, though. Few things are more satisfying than unloading both barrels of the sawed-off into some guys face in super slow-mo.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pizza Hut Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza - only in the UK on: April 11, 2012, 02:15:22 AM
Eww, mustard!
117  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Eden (iOS) on: March 28, 2012, 05:05:35 PM
I got it while it was free and played around with it for a few days. Blew some big holes in the ground; made a little zoo with the different creatures in it; got bored and deleted it. If they update it with some more stuff I may reinstall.
118  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 18, 2012, 02:22:50 PM
Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto Chinatown are both $.99 this weekend.
119  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [iOS] DOSPad, ScummVM, GemRB, Emulation, and Mobile Gaming Nirvana on: February 08, 2012, 10:21:59 PM
So I got my first iOS device this Christmas in the form of a 4th Gen iPod Touch and after a month or so of screwing around on Apple's App Store and playing countless variations of "runners" and "scrollers" and "connect 3s" I decided to jailbreak this beast and see what it could really do. To this point, I've uncovered the following.

DOSPad - An iOS port of the wonderful DOS emulator DOSBox. At the moment I have these games installed:

Ultima IV - Seems to be working perfectly well.
Dune 2 - Sound is a bit crackly, probably due to performance, but the game seems very playable. It has issues with the options menu, though (complains about not being able to read the config file and basically hangs the game).
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Seems to work perfectly (though it is just a text adventure).
Alone in the Dark - Performance is a little off but could probably be solved with some tweaking.
Star Trek 25th Anniversary - Performance is a little lacking and the ship combat is kinda woeful with the touchscreen controls, but the adventure elements are fine.
Wasteland - Can't get it to start at all, which is weird, because I can get it to work fine with DOSBox on the PC.

It would be nice if there were an interface that allowed you to customize the settings for each game, but otherwise I'm liking it a lot.

ScummVM - An iOS port of the wonderful ScummVM engine that lets you play a plethora of old adventure titles. At the moment I have Lure of the Temptress, Beneath a Steel Sky, King's Quest, and Secret of Monkey Island, and they all seem to be working perfectly.

GemRB - This is an open source engine that runs Infinity Engine games (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Temple of Elemental Evil, Planescape: Torment). The only one I have is BG2 but I'm afraid it would be a tad large to fit on my puny 8GB iPod (which currently has about 150 megs free space). I'd love to hear other peoples' experience with this, though. I can imagine how great it would be on a tablet.

iMAME4all - MAME for iOS. I don't have much to say about it because I've never gotten into arcade games.

Snes9x EX - This is an excellent, free SNES emulator for iOS. I've tried it out on a handful of games and its handled all of them pretty much flawlessly.

Ideally I'd like to get a gamepad that attaches to the iPod but the options available (iControlPad) seem pretty expensive. Maybe a Wiimote and some ingenuity (read: Duct Tape) are in order.

So what are your experiences with the alternative gaming apps available on iOS?
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wizard of Oz getting a prequel 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' on: February 05, 2012, 03:25:02 PM
And why did they blur out its face?
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