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3801  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking For 1701 A.D. on: January 08, 2007, 06:04:46 PM
If anyone is willing to part ways please send me a PM
3802  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1701 A.D. Impressions? on: January 08, 2007, 02:48:01 AM

was hoping that BB would have it since i have a BB gift card, don't have a lot of $$$ to spend and this demo has sold me.
3803  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Nice way to start off a new year on: January 07, 2007, 02:23:20 AM
So far this week, I got a new job, Erin and I got a house to rent, and now, we found out we don't have to spend $700 + on her car.

Within the last few weeks, we been noticing the back of her car scraping when she hits bumps. It got so bad, we finally took it in.  We first thought it was her struts, so we took it in hoping it was covered under her warranty. However they still did their diagnostics and found out it was the tires. The tires were oversized. We just replaced all for tires in Oct 06. We go back to America's Tires, and tell them that they put the wrong tires on. They replaced all 4 for free. I tried to get them to make up for the $50 I had to spend on the diagnostic fee since it was their fault, but that didn't work, however the new tires they put on today, cost more than the tires we had put on in Oct, so it evens out.

But, not all ended so well, it turns out two of the center caps on her wheels have cracked, and eventually they will break off, and the wheels she has are discontinued, so we'll have to buy new wheels in order to get the caps replaced. However, it's mainly cosmetic, so I'm not too concerned.
3804  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Career change? on: January 04, 2007, 08:26:39 PM
Well, a lot has changed since I first post this.  I pushed back the idea of going back to school for now.  I also applied for a IT job with Cal Trans.  It would be a lateral promotion from my CHP job.  I interviewed in Mid-December, and found out that I was in the running with 1 other person.

Found out the other day, I was #1, and today, they called, and I now have a new job!  I'd be working as an Assistant Information Systems Analyst, and will be with the help desk.  I plan on promoting as soon as possible, the next step is a big increase in pay.  So, right now, I'm not making much more than I currently am, but it opens a lot more potential doors for me.
3805  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII TV ads have started....in Japan on: January 02, 2007, 11:55:51 PM

Quote from: Hetz on January 02, 2007, 11:46:58 PM

I realize what you were trying to do. No problemo....but it is sad that we have come to this.

Wow, two mod reports on me within minutes for the posting of PS3 news with no commentary or anything from me....impressive.  icon_cool

I'm sorry, is this not the Console Gaming forum? I didn't realize that this was the Xbox 360 only area. I do believe that PS3/Wii/360/PS2/Atari 2600 topics are all allowed here. Am I right? If not, humbly accept my apologies and I bid you......good day.

Look, we all know in the last few months there's been a lot of heated topics between the various consoles.  Many of the these involve you, Calvin, and others on either side of the fence.  What you posted in this thread was perfectly fine.  The reports I received were concerned with Calvin's response assuming it was trying to bait you to "blow up".  I don't know if that was his intentions, but it could easily have been taken that way.  Since I received these reports in a quick amount of time, I felt I should make a preventive warning, that way this thread doesn't get off track (now that's too late it seems).  I wasn't fingerpointing at you or Calvin, it was a general warning to not let this thread become one of those threads that will ultimately get locked.
3806  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII TV ads have started....in Japan on: January 02, 2007, 11:40:40 PM

Quote from: Hetz on January 02, 2007, 11:35:01 PM

Quote from: naednek on January 02, 2007, 11:32:07 PM

please don't react...
please don't react...
please don't react...

please don't bait, we've had enough of these things

React to what? I see nothing worthwhile to react to yet in this thread.

As for the TV spot, it's pretty amazing that they are already advertising this game, since it won't be out until late this year. The game does look very cool though, from the trailers.

You know when you see on the news that a fire has broke out on a house and the neighbor is spraying down their roof to prevent their house from catching on fire?  Well, that's basically what I was doing.  I already received 2 "mod reports" within mins of your thread being posted.  Each concerned with a potential flame war.  I was trying to prevent it from happening.  I'm sure if there wasn't a warning, there would have been some response either from you or from someone else, and then it just becomes bigger and bigger, and before you know it, the whole neighborhood is on fire.
3807  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII TV ads have started....in Japan on: January 02, 2007, 11:32:07 PM
please don't react...
please don't react...
please don't react...

please don't bait, we've had enough of these things
3808  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sony's PS3 Dissappointment Timeline on: December 31, 2006, 05:58:03 AM
Wrong forum, and we already had too many discussions about this, and as requested by the chief himself, we need to put it to rest
3809  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Costco: 47" 1080P LCD HDTV for $1299!! (Jan 15-21) on: December 30, 2006, 04:49:28 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 30, 2006, 01:32:01 AM

Remember, they REFUND your membership if you don't at least match what you paid. Very nice feature of it, basically, it is free.  thumbsup

I just checked yesterday what I have spent, I am up to $6,500.00 spent there, with somewhere around 6 months left. I don't forsee  more than another $3,000-$4,000 there over the next 6 months - for about $10,000.00 total..  So I will have a pretty massive check coming back from them.  The reason this is so high, we buy *ALL* of our stuff there, this includes groceries for a family of 5, baby formula+diapers, and all that jazz.  Our grocery/baby supplies budget is $500 a month.

how do you know how much you spend?  Can you find out via the website?
3810  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What did you get for Christmas? on: December 26, 2006, 03:28:52 AM
My parents gave me my first tool set (Powersaw, power drill, flashlight)
Black and Decker drill bits
Screw drive/Socket set
Hammers
Measuring Tape
I got that cool wrench where it will adjust to the size of the nut for you
I also received the Ultimate Superman DVD collection (it's awesome!)
a 49ers apron (With Home colors on one side, and Away on the other)
$200 cash
$30 gift card for ITunes
My brother bought me the expansion for WOW, I told him before opening presents that I had cancelled WOW in August, I had no idea he bought that
Superman Ornament
BBQ Ornament
Placemats
China
And More China
The last three were for Erin and I (more for Erin)
Shirts
Pajamas
Ipod Case
Sony Headphones
Two gift certificates to the movies and $70 to use for dinner for a date night with Erin
BBQ light
Gas Propane Tank Level Meter
and a tool chest for my tools
3811  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: James Brown dies on: December 25, 2006, 11:35:24 PM
I feel sick, DAH DAH DAH DA DAH

I'm so bad Tongue
3812  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 and BC games on: December 25, 2006, 11:28:09 PM
If you bought a Xbox Core and later the hard drive, can you play any of the xbox games, or is that only for the Premium
3813  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: December 24, 2006, 10:02:30 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 24, 2006, 06:35:22 PM

Quote from: naednek on December 24, 2006, 05:58:24 AM

Thanks for the help.  I didn't get the 360, so the game and cables are going to be returned frown

Aww, sorry to hear it man.  It looks like somebody opened up their gifts early!  icon_wink

yeah we did christmas at my grandmothers last night.  Christmas at my inlaws tonight and tomorrow morning and my parents tomorrow night
3814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: December 24, 2006, 05:58:24 AM
Thanks for the help.  I didn't get the 360, so the game and cables are going to be returned frown
3815  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: December 23, 2006, 05:55:43 PM
This is what he gave me.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103865&cp=&pg=1&origkw=y+adapters&kw=y+adapters&numProdsPerPage=100&parentPage=search

Then he said I needed this
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102665&cp=2032058&f=Taxonomy%2FRSK%2F2032058&categoryId=2032058&kwCatId=2032058&kw=coupler&parentPage=search
3816  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: December 23, 2006, 05:47:14 PM
I think my confusion is, I have two things that need sound.  Xbox and my PC.  I have the speakers going into my sound card in line in.  (just 2 speakers and the center)  When I add the 360, I'm going to have to plug that in.  I assume that needs to go in the line in.  If so, how can I do that, when it's already in use.  The y adapter I bought was it connected the component cables from the xbox and feeds it into 1.  That one plugs into the sound card.
3817  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: December 23, 2006, 05:16:18 PM

Quote from: Misguided on December 23, 2006, 10:56:11 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 23, 2006, 12:20:48 AM

ack, i meant the audio Y adapter not the VGA adapter, I bumped the wrong thread, thanks though

You presumably need to go from two rca jacks to a single stereo mini plug. You can get one at Radio Shack for a couple bucks.
You'll probably want an extension cable as well, unless your computer is very close to your monitor.

That's what I have, but I still don't see how I'm going to plug the xbox into my pc without having to unplug the line in my computer is already using
3818  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: December 23, 2006, 12:20:48 AM
ack, i meant the audio Y adapter not the VGA adapter, I bumped the wrong thread, thanks though
3819  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 and VGA Adapter on: December 22, 2006, 11:48:08 PM
Can anyone find me a pic of this adapter, i might have bought the wrong one
3820  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 22, 2006, 09:38:54 PM

3821  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Head2Head] Next-Gen Console Platform VS Thread (PS3,360,Wii) on: December 22, 2006, 04:36:49 PM
I'm locking this thread.  You're not helping things, and it's already been stated that these threads needs to stop for the good of the community
3822  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gah! Job Related. Which new job would you take? on: December 22, 2006, 02:40:27 PM
Talk to the office manager where you live, sometimes they will work out a deal with you about breaking lease.  You can ask if they rent it out within the 1st month would they refund your penalty. 

Erin and I were about to break out lease, and they said if we found someone to move in, they wouldn't charge us anything.

Also, we were going from an apt to a house, the house and a fridge, and washer/dryer, so that $1000 fee for breaking lease would probably been a deal, because we found a house without the fridge/washer/dryer, it would easily be over $1000 that would go towards those appliances.
3823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Railroads Impressions! on: December 22, 2006, 02:34:02 PM
And yet, they still haven't fixed the most important problem of the game.  don't let this new scenario fool you, they can add extra content all they want, if they don't fix the routing issue, all the extra content won't matter.

3824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: The Savior is Born! Long Weekend Edition 22/Dec/06 on: December 22, 2006, 02:28:26 PM
hopefully Gears of War.  I already bought it, but I don't own a 360 yet biggrin
3825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Industry Report: PS3's are sitting on shelves unsold. on: December 22, 2006, 02:25:40 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 22, 2006, 02:20:25 AM

The problem isn't Hetz, its the same old people over and over saying the same old stuff. We get it, quit with the new threads on it.

The problem is both.  People on both sides of fence need to stop baiting each other into disputes.  Both sides need to respect each other's opinion, and accept that some people like PS3s, others like 360's, and others like both. 

We've had the same argument since these consoles have been announced.  It's starting to get hostile, and it's beginning to divide people from each other. 

It's perfectly fine to discuss things, but try to keep bias and baiting out of the posts.
3826  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Finished Kameo: Elements of Power on: December 21, 2006, 08:50:23 PM

Quote from: Simon on December 20, 2006, 05:24:45 AM

We have Viva Pinata and have played that a little bit, definitely a fun game. I think Ethan digs the action type stuff more though and was always asking for Kameo. icon_smile Marvel Ultimate Alliance is on my Christmas list this year, looks great.

I've been trying out the Live Arcade demos too but nothing has really grabbed me yet, although RoboBlitz seemed like it might be a good pick for us.

Can Ethan and I play Gears of War when I get my 360?  You should pick up lost planet when it comes out smile
3827  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blockbuster just got better on: December 20, 2006, 05:56:35 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 20, 2006, 05:45:47 PM

I just checked the site... turns out they do.  Hawt.  I'm signing up for the trial now.

gellar

you're welcome Tongue
3828  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Shield PS2/PC on: December 20, 2006, 05:15:57 AM
http://files.filefront.com/TheShield+PS2PC+Trailer/;6381897;;/fileinfo.html

reminds me of the GTA series. 
3829  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blockbuster just got better on: December 20, 2006, 04:30:09 AM
how much were you paying?  I joined about 4 months ago, and got the 3 unlimited for $15.99
3830  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blockbuster just got better on: December 20, 2006, 04:01:28 AM
Quote
   

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God I hope I get the xbox 360 this xmas
3831  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 20, 2006, 03:40:54 AM
my brother in law sent this to me...

3832  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Buy a PS3/2 Games/Extra Controller for only $1! on: December 20, 2006, 03:37:51 AM
This topic has been moved to Steals and Deals.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=17002.0
3833  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 is slated for a March release on: December 19, 2006, 02:41:12 PM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on December 19, 2006, 10:42:34 AM

I keep on forgetting EA is releasing this.  I hope this doesn't turn into BFME2 in the C&C universe...

It's using the same engine as bfme2 so you'll definitely see some similarities
3834  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: V: The Second Generation (no, not 'for vendetta' - NBC's '80's series) on: December 18, 2006, 09:19:53 PM
i'm selling it on ebay (the first disc)  pm if you're interested
3835  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We finally cleared our Blockbuster Queue! on: December 18, 2006, 06:11:41 PM
but then it defeats the purpose of not going to BB smile  I don't mind going to BB, but I try to limit it to when I have all 3 online dvds watched and/or i'm near the store when doing errands. 
3836  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Need to know what is the best football game for the 360 on: December 16, 2006, 05:03:40 PM
This topic has been moved to Sports Gaming Discussions.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=16907.0
3837  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We finally cleared our Blockbuster Queue! on: December 14, 2006, 10:17:47 PM
my queue is over 350.  More than  half are tv series.  That are not in any priority to see.  Now with Total Access, it's really difficult to keep up
3838  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you had XBox 360 problems? on: December 11, 2006, 04:30:27 PM
I'm also expecting to get a xbox 360 for christmas and I am a little worried about it breaking down.

I do have 1 question, can I extend the warranty if I received it as a gift?
3839  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/11) on: December 11, 2006, 02:33:00 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on December 11, 2006, 02:29:12 PM

The only thing that interests me is Rainbow Six for the PC.

I will wait to hear what the so-called experts have to say at the R6 website.  If they say the controls are good (I can't imagine them being as good as they are on the 360 - but you never know), I'm gettin' it.



If the game is still a FPS style game, it's automatically better than any console version of the game.
3840  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 -- Keep it or sell it? on: December 08, 2006, 07:09:35 PM
Guys we already have 10+ threads about which console is better, lets stay on topic
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