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3801  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gaming Trend's Forum Weight Loss Challenge on: January 01, 2008, 08:55:25 PM
It's the new year, and it's time to get in shape.  If you're interested, starting Sunday Jan 6th please post your body weight.  Then the following Sunday report back with your results and new total.  Instead of creating a new post each week, edit your existing post, and add your results there, so it would be in diary form.

SpicyJ has volunteered his time and skills to create an online database for us to use to plug in your numbers.  Here is the link

Simply register with a user name and password, enter your weight goal.  Once you do that you can enter your weight in weekly.  However, as far as I know it doesn't track your weekly fluctuations, so you might want to also plug in your numbers here as well for a bigger picture.  We'll see if we can add that in.

Anyways, don't forget to weigh in tomorrow!

Please post in this thread if you need to leave a comment...,24263.0.html
3802  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Years Eve plans on: January 01, 2008, 07:43:27 PM
We had Erin's parents over for dinner, and made a killer steak. We got them to play some Wii. They left around 11pm to go home, only to be greeted to their house being broken into. What a way to start out the new year!
3803  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So any interest in doing a Forum weight loss challenge? on: January 01, 2008, 07:37:53 PM
So it's the new year, and I to keep the tradition of trying to lose weight alive, I thought we can do a weight loss goal?  If so, I'll post a thread by the weekend with the format.  I figured being the new year there's still probably parties going on, so why start now Tongue,24267.msg353211.html#msg353211
3804  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Just out of curiousity... on: December 31, 2007, 09:06:30 PM

Quote from: Laner on December 31, 2007, 05:32:42 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on December 30, 2007, 07:46:00 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 30, 2007, 07:08:26 PM

Quote from: Calvin on December 30, 2007, 05:53:09 PM

I think its time to revisit LE's banning. And yes, I am serious. He is a good kid and knows games (I doubt he wants to come back, but anyhoo).



It was a mistake to ban him in the first place.  We all get rowdy and unruly from time to time.  That's why we have mods.
I disagree.  He was *always* toeing the line, and I'm surprised the mods put up with him for as long as they did.

He had three warnings along with temporary suspensions before he was eventually banned.  Clearly he didn't care.
3805  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone try the Kane and Lynch Demo on Live on: December 29, 2007, 04:36:41 PM
I played the demo, and I actually liked the game mechanics, as others have said the swearing is over the top and unnecessary and that's keeping me from buying it., that and I'm broke smile
3806  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Just out of curiousity... on: December 29, 2007, 04:27:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 29, 2007, 03:07:43 PM

don't worry, I'm still here  icon_biggrin
we're working on that...
3807  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas on: December 28, 2007, 01:44:53 AM
I should have kept my original thread unlocked, and locked this thread frown
3808  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Massive Steam sale going on right now!! on: December 28, 2007, 01:38:23 AM
This topic has been moved to Steals and Deals.
3809  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Frontlines: Fuel of War Demo [XBLM] on: December 26, 2007, 11:53:18 PM
I'm on the verge of throwing up.  This game just made me nauseous, I'm going to puke.  It looked pretty, I wonder if it would give me the same feeling if I had played this in a non-hdtv.  I'm really hoping this isn't the effect of having the HDTV, because that would suck. 
3810  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Merry Christmas on: December 24, 2007, 02:02:23 PM
And a happy new year
3811  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas (Yes I said Christmas, so sue me) on: December 24, 2007, 06:38:09 AM

Quote from: Lee on December 24, 2007, 04:58:37 AM

Who has told you not to say Merry Xmas Ken? I can see it if you were in public service, because you don't know who you are talking to really. I always figured this war on Xmas is something invented by Bill OReilly and the press and in reality doesn't really exist. Sure there has been some silly objections to trees and such, but I don't think the vast majority of people could care less. Even as an atheist I have no problem with it at all, Christmas doesn't have to be about religion, it can be about family, giving, or anything else you want it to be.

I wasn't referring to anyone in particular, just that society seems to be overly offended, whether it's Christmas, Hannakah, or some Muslim Holiday (sorry their holiday escapes my mind).  When a particular group celebrates something, there's always another group that gets offended.  Lately it's been politically incorrect to say Merry Christmas (I work for the government, so maybe it's different in the private sector)  It's just a word, and just because someone says Merry Christmas, doesn't have to refer to a religion.  It has a different meaning to others, some religious, some not, who cares, stop getting offended over it and move on.
3812  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So, what did you get for Christmas? on: December 24, 2007, 04:36:46 AM
Just got back from my grandmothers, and I'm still in shock. 

I just got home and set this up...

I also got some clothes, Assassins Creed, Mass Effect and a Duck caller...

My wife got the wii, so now we're having a blast!
3813  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas (Yes I said Christmas, so sue me) on: December 24, 2007, 04:25:54 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 23, 2007, 09:17:50 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 23, 2007, 08:30:40 PM

In a perfect world, you could say "Merry Christmas" and someone could reply "Happy Ramadan" or "Happy Chanukah" or whatever, and both would smile and be happy with expressing their well wishes.

So why not say that then?  Had you or anyone else come into this thread and wished everyone "Happy Chanuka" I feel very confident that no one would complain.  Naednek did his part of your "perfect world" idea so why not do yours?

Not to speak for Naednek but I'm sure the the parenthetical was only a comment about the degree of political correctness that has scared off people from even saying the word "Christmas" around others, lest they somehow be offended.  In my opinion, the religious connotation of Christmas isn't even considered by most people anymore.

Thanks for explaining it to him, he's just trying to pick a fight, and he lost... again.

I wasn't aiming to be offensive, I'm just tired of others telling me I can't say christmas around various places.  I'm sorry that other people are so sensitive.
3814  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas (Yes I said Christmas, so sue me) on: December 24, 2007, 04:24:19 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on December 23, 2007, 06:25:55 PM

So, you are purposely only extending your holiday greetings to the Christians among us?  Is your Christmas message that the atheists, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, etc can all go screw themselves?

Just curious.  I've never understood the "War on Christmas" mentality.  I've found saying "Happy Holidays" to mean no matter what your belief system, I hope you have a pleasant season.

Happy Holidays to everyone here, no matter what your religious beliefs may or may not be.

No it's an all inclusive Merry Christmas.  I'm just tired of the political correctness over a word.
3815  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Merry Christmas (Yes I said Christmas, so sue me) on: December 23, 2007, 03:35:02 PM
Since today marks the first day of our Christmas activities, Have a Merry Christmas Gaming Trend
3816  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MOVED: Crap...I just bought a Wii on: December 21, 2007, 04:27:48 PM
This topic has been moved to Console Gaming.
3817  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Internet exploder... on: December 21, 2007, 05:36:14 AM

Quote from: ATB on December 21, 2007, 05:30:59 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 21, 2007, 05:29:12 AM

Anyone else find it funny that the person who is experiencing IE problems goes by the username of Firefox?

Indeed...and that the lazy mods haven't moved it to the proper forum.

Is this what happens when Keving Grey steps in?  For shame.  icon_surprised

oops Tongue

It's moved biggrin
3818  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MOVED: Internet exploder... on: December 21, 2007, 05:35:45 AM
This topic has been moved to Hardware / Software Hell.
3819  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Internet exploder... on: December 21, 2007, 05:29:12 AM
Anyone else find it funny that the person who is experiencing IE problems goes by the username of Firefox?
3820  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 4400 Cancelled on: December 20, 2007, 01:45:22 PM
Do you know what The 4400 and Journeyman have in common?  this actor...

Maybe he's the reason for the cancellation.  Joel is the main character in the 4400, and he's Dan's father in the journeyman.   I think he's the next Nathan Fillion
3821  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blockbuster just got better on: December 20, 2007, 06:18:50 AM
So now blockbuster has raised their prices by $2.00.  This is the 2nd increase in the last 6 months.  Now that I'm moving back to an apartment next month and being farther away from the store, I'm thinking of switching back to netflix.  I've had Boston Legal season 2 on que since May and it still says short wait.  Just this week it changed to Very Long Wait.  We tend to watch a lot of tv shows on DVD, and they don't have many of those available or in stock.
3822  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 4400 Cancelled on: December 20, 2007, 06:14:20 AM
Damnit!  First Journeyman now this.
3823  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My first piece of art on: December 20, 2007, 12:56:48 AM

Quote from: Simon on December 19, 2007, 11:05:56 PM

My wife is helping with our son's Christmas party at school tomorrow. One of the games they will play is "Pin the Nose on Rudolph" and I volunteered to do the picture for it. I copied it off a sticker and drew and painted it free hand. Considering I have little to no art skills at all I have to admit I'm pretty damn proud of how it came out!

Interesting I would have thought you were well beyond your "first piece of art" with all the digital photos you took.  I still visit your site once in a while hoping to see an update smile
3824  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Samsung LNT4061F 1080p LCD HDTV FS (Bay Area ONLY!) on: December 16, 2007, 04:05:21 PM
And here I thought you moved to CA.  When someone says Bay Area, that means somewhere near SF Tongue
3825  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 15 on: December 16, 2007, 04:23:21 AM
I also caught Bryant Gumble call Frank Gore, Al Gore. 
3826  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 15 on: December 16, 2007, 03:55:52 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on December 16, 2007, 03:07:17 AM

One doesn't need to be all that competent to pass all over the field against the Bengals.

let me enjoy my time Tongue  I'm well aware who they played smile  But he has looked good.  He looked good against the Vikings when he came in, and he looked even better against the bengals.

Awesome, now the Raiders need to lose, and we'll have the same record.

So it's 4th and 2, on around the bengals 30 yard line.  You are leading 20-13 and it's about 5 mins left in the game, what would you do?

Well, I tell you what Nolan did, and he's lucky they held on.  He went for it instead of going for the 3 pts to make it a 2 score game.  They didn't make it the conversion and Bengals marched it back and almost scored a TD.  Thanks to Ocho-Cinco, he dropped the pass in the endzone and niners held on for a victory.  There would have been hell to play if they scored.  Nolan  has lost a lot of respect in Northern CA, and gambling when you didn't need to, could have cost him alot.
3827  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 15 on: December 16, 2007, 02:42:15 AM
Looks like the 49ers found their QB
3828  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Video of the Year. IMHO on: December 15, 2007, 06:34:24 PM
That's hilarious
3829  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Raider: Underworld on: December 15, 2007, 07:27:42 AM
Who is Tom?
3830  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Question Regarding WebSense on: December 15, 2007, 12:11:22 AM
yeah my state department blocks most storage sites like fileshak, photobucket, and they block some video sharing sites like you tube.  However you can browse other similar sites, and they have porn on it.  The head honchos at my IT dept are clueless.
3831  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Why was my thread title edited? on: December 12, 2007, 06:34:51 PM
Now your thread is locked.  You went in and changed it back after it was edited by the site adminstrator.  This is considered your first warning.,23871.0.html
3832  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III announced!!! on: December 12, 2007, 06:31:18 PM
Now it's locked.

See why in this thread,23958.0.html
3833  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go Elf yourself on: December 10, 2007, 01:38:08 PM

Quote from: Arclight on December 10, 2007, 11:11:14 AM

Um, I think you're doing the female part.... nod

We must have taken lesson's at the same place...

yeah, you don't get to choose your sex.
3834  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 14 on: December 10, 2007, 04:28:59 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 10, 2007, 02:52:02 AM

Quote from: Eightball on December 10, 2007, 02:32:45 AM

Didn't you bail on your team this week?

Was it a different niners fan Naednek who posted this on OO?

So, is it wrong of me to choose to watch the Pats game over my niners

Yeah but the Niners are terrible.  That's a little different than giving up on the Pats because they are down 7 points in the 4th quarter.

And everyone knew what the outcome was going to be, I wanted to see a better match up.  It's not like I watched 3 qtrs and then gave up.

And besides, I dvr'd it to watch later just like I do with all the niner games.  I do it so I can skip the commercials and fluff in between each play.  Cuts away at least an hour of time.  I try to watch it the same day so that I'm not spoiled on the score the next day, but today my wife was sick and I spent my time with her instead.
3835  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Go Elf yourself on: December 10, 2007, 04:23:20 AM
from my family to yours
3836  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 14 on: December 10, 2007, 01:52:24 AM

Quote from: Lockdown on December 10, 2007, 01:49:25 AM

I think all this success is going to your head.

You need to go to an Eagles game to bring you back down to Earth.

just think, last week, he bailed out on his team.
3837  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Spike TV VGA winners announced. on: December 09, 2007, 06:21:20 PM
Halo 3 got snuffed (well accept for Multiplayer)
A full list of winners is included below:

    BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia)


    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)

    Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios/ BioWare)

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)

    skate (Electronic Arts/ EA Black Box)

    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

    Crysis (Electronic Arts/ Crytek)

    The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts/ EA Redwood Shores)

    Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

    DiRT (Codemasters/ Codemasters)

    Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

    Madden NFL 08 (Electronic Arts/ EA Tiburon)

    Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

    The Orange Box/ Portal (Valve/ Valve)

    BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia)

    Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Sony Computer Entertainment/
    Insomniac Games)

    The Orange Box (Valve/ Valve)

    BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia)

    Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)

    Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios
3838  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What Happens When You Set Things Aside... on: December 08, 2007, 02:30:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 08, 2007, 01:14:24 AM

ok, I guess I'll ask:

why are they in ziploc bags?

haven't you seen OZ?
3839  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SLUSHO!!!!! on: December 07, 2007, 02:03:16 AM
great ceekay figured out how to post his home made videos.  We're doomed.
3840  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free content will now be withheld from Xbox Live Silver accounts for a week on: December 06, 2007, 01:44:44 PM

Quote from: rickfc on December 05, 2007, 07:24:38 PM

At the end of the day, it's something that I doubt is going to change.  I'm sure that it's Microsoft's way of trying to 'nudge' Silver members to purchase a Gold membership.  They, of course, will sell it as adding a perk to the Gold membership and its existing members.  All in all, I think this will be a subject that will be long forgotten in a few days or weeks and everyone will have something else to argue about.

Holy shit, Steve young took over this account!
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