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3921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / MOVED: Want a New Pocket PC? Dell is on Sale! on: October 25, 2006, 04:57:18 AM
This topic has been moved to Steals and Deals.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=15752.0
3922  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 24 - Day 6 Trailer on: October 25, 2006, 03:12:42 AM
http://www.24trailer.com/
looks awesome. 
3923  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Dawn of War: Dark Crusade for Sale on: October 23, 2006, 11:29:46 PM
$25 shipped, comes with manual and box
3924  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: My Thoughts on Tiger Woods 07 (360) on: October 19, 2006, 06:56:46 PM
My thoughts are, this post should have been posted in the sports forum Sports Gaming Discussions.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=15643.0
3925  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apologies on: October 19, 2006, 02:29:13 PM
Thanks for the apology, but I don't think you were the problem yesterday.
3926  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miss me?.....need hardware help on: October 18, 2006, 05:24:34 PM
Daehawk,

Let me know if you want this locked.  The vulters smell blood and they won't stop until all the scraps are gone.
3927  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Railroads Impressions! on: October 18, 2006, 02:48:01 PM
I got about 4 hours into it, and so far I'm enjoying it, but theres something missing.  Here are the Pro's and Con's

Pros-

Firaxis really captures the atmosphere
Great Graphics
Sound is authentic
Addicting
Laying track is pretty simple most of the time, with occasional frustrations

Cons-
Gametime is way too fast
Cities do not match Era
Laying track can be difficult at times, especially with signals.  Signals are back, but you can't place them anywhere you'd like, the game does it for you, which sometimes causes huge traffic jams.  In the original Sid Meier's RRT, you could place signals wherever you wanted, that way you can space trains out preventing bottlenecks.
Maps are too small, Cities are not spaced far enough
The game isn't as detailed as the original, there's no bank to loan out money
The game suffers the same fatal flaw that CIV IV did, memory leakage big time.  After 30 mins of play I have to exit the game start it up again, otherwise I'm getting 3 fps.  While the engine is pretty, it has it's problems, and it should have been fixed by now, this is the 3rd generation of it.
3928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lasik surgery tomorrow on: October 16, 2006, 07:27:32 PM
I know VSP covers this, not all, but a certain percentage.
3929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA now offering cheat codes as microtransactions on: October 16, 2006, 07:21:04 PM
I don't own a 360 or a console, but I have no problem with it.  What's the difference with calling a 900 # to get it?  That's what EA did and still do on their games.  Now it's more easily accessible, and not so embarrassing when you get the phone bill Tongue
3930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my PS3 reserved (a report from the lines) on: October 11, 2006, 04:11:36 AM
Let's try to keep this topic on topic, and keeping the arguing down to a minimum. 

Personally if people are dumb enough to buy it for $400 above retail, that's their own fault, and I don't see the problem why people can't profit off their stupidity.
3931  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii and PS3 preorders begin tomorrow. on: October 10, 2006, 03:27:04 PM

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 02:46:27 PM

I decided to go over to my local EB this morning about 8AM....no line!  icon_biggrin

So, I waited in my car until about 8:45AM and decided to sit in front of the store. About 15 minutes later a couple more people showed up.....and at 9:30AM they let us in to preorder.

I am now #1 on the list at my local EB!   nod

Like I said, you have to be the luckiest guy in the world.  Do you ever play the lottery?
3932  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Prince of Persia Two Thrones for Sale on: October 09, 2006, 06:15:25 PM
Prince of Persia Two Thrones Xbox $15 shipped
3933  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: My townhome was broken into this morning. 360 and other items stolen. on: October 07, 2006, 03:42:46 PM
Moved to Off Topic board Off-Topic.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=15378.0
3934  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Columbus Day weekend on: October 06, 2006, 06:29:27 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 06, 2006, 04:58:30 PM

+1 to being a federal employee!

+1 to being a state worker

I also have today off.  Erin decided to shove spaghetti noodles down the garbage disposal.  So, I let the water slowly drain overnight, and woke up this morning and used draino to see if that worked.  If not, was going to call the apt manager, and if they can't work on it, I was going to call a plumber.  I called in today, and thankfully, draino worked, and I just scored a day off smile  4 day weekend for me!
3935  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Dell Zxim X30 I no longer use on: October 03, 2006, 06:58:12 PM
I'm an idiot, this was supposed to be moved to the Trading Forum...

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=14954.0
3936  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Well, I'm back (with Pics) on: October 03, 2006, 06:55:16 PM
For those who didn't notice Tongue , I was gone since Sep 22nd getting married and on the honeymoon.
The wedding was nearly perfect.  Only one thing went wrong, and it was really minor.  The DJ played our dance song during the unity candle lighting.  So we just swapped out songs.

Our wedding was an outdoor wedding, and that day it was forcasted with gusts of winds in the 20-30 mph range.  Somehow as soon as the wedding started the winds calmed. 

That morning I woke up with butterflies in my stomach, and it quickly went away.  I kept waiting to become nervous, but nothing happened.  I was calm all day and before the wedding ceremony.  That really surprised me.  I was actually more nervous on saying my toast than getting married.  I'm glad it was this way, it let me focus on the moment.

We spent about 1.5 hours taking pictures with the wedding party.  Erin and I didn't want to see each other before the wedding so we had scheduled to take more pictures between the ceremony and reception and the next day.  That kinda sucked, because she had to get her hair done again and put on the dress again.  But it was nice.  While we were at the park the next day, there was another wedding going on, and a bystander told us that Erin's dress was more beautiful smile

The wedding started a little late due to people arriving late because of a traffic accident.

The ceremony went perfectly until we got to the wedding vows.  It should have been really easy since we're just repeating after the pastor.  Well, one of the vows were "I will never laugh at you, only with you" (something like that).  We were practicing them in the "groom's" room and I was jokingly saying, "I will always laugh at you, never with you".  Well it came time to say the vows for real, and I slipped.  I actually said the lines that I said in the "groom's room"

This is her reaction...


I had the whole audience laughing, and it took me a second to realize what I had said.

The ceremony went quick and we were both kinda shocked how fast it went and realized we were now married smile

After pictures we headed to the reception.  My side of the family are huge football/sports fans, so I thought it would be cool to have the groomsmen where NFL jerseys over their Tuxedos and the bridesmaids to have pom poms.  We had them introduced and they formed a human tunnel  (like you see the cheerleaders do at football games) while having the FOX NFL theme song played.  After everyone was announced, we ran through the tunnel.  It was a blast.




After that everything was a blur.  The time went by so fast.  The reception started at 6:30 or so, and by 9pm people were leaving.  We had a lot of families with kids, so people were dropping like flies.  By 10pm it was just the wedding party.  So we ended early, and helped clean up a little.  We made our way up to the suite, and spent at least 30 mins taking apart Erin's hair.  Holy shit, that was crazy.   Our wedding party went up to our room and decorated the room with rose pedals, and drew up a bath for us.    After having a little fun, we got to bed by 1am exhausted.

The next day was just as busy, we went to lunch, took Erin to Ulta to get her hair done, I went home to get some stuff done, and picked her up.  We both got back into the tux and wedding dress and headed to the park to take more pictures.  Went back to Erin's parents house and opened up our wedding gifts.  Went home around 10pm, only to realize Erin forgot her make up so we drove back to her house.  Of course this means Erin has to talk with the family once again, and we ended up leaving at 10:45 and arrived at my house around 11pm.  I didn't take my house keys or phone since Erin had her house keys with her.  Well, she left them on the counter back at her parents house.  So once again we drove back.  I'm getting pissed, cuz I'm tired, and we still had to pack and get to bed since we have to be up by 3:30 am for the airport.  We drive back pick up the keys, and head home.  We didn't get to bed till 12:30.  So we had 3 hours of sleep, and it's difficult to sleep on the plane, so we just crashed when we got to the hotel.

At the time it wasn't really funny, but now that we look bad we laugh and wondered how did we survive without fighting smile

So now the honeymoon.

We went to Maui and stayed at the embassy suites.  We check in and found out they upgraded our room since they found out we were on our honeymoon.  We had a great deal to begin with.  Erin's father had a timeshare with them, and he gave us a owner referral package, where it's basically $150 a night for 5 nights, and they pay for the rental car.  We also learn that they have complimentary breakfast (and I mean it's the works, so much food) and complimentary cocktails from 4pm to 6pm.  Well they upgraded our rooms for free and we ended up staying in one of the newly remodeled suites on the top floor (12th floor) with an ocean view.  We find out these rooms are worth $700 a night, we paid $150 a night.  Here was our view...



They also gave us two activity packages for free.  We were only supposed to have one, but they gave us another.  Not only that, we did the timeshare presentation and they gave us $100 in gift cards to use at restaurants, shops or hotel room incidentals.  We used that for Ruth's Chris (awesome steak by the way) and for the internet and a movie.  We end up going to the catamaran (snorkeling adventure) and a luau.  My parents bought us a dinner cruise.  We figured that was more than enough to occupy us, so basically we didn't have to pay for any excursions.

So here's what we did

Sunday - Slept and lounged
Monday - Went to the tropical plantation

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Tuesday - Went to the Luau

-
-
Wednesday- Went to Haleakala Volcano

-
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Thursday - Went to the catamaran and did some snorkeling at Molokini and went to Turtle Town.  On the way back we saw some dolphins.  Don't have pictures available for that at the moment
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Friday - Went on a sunset dinner cruise

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Saturday - Was exhausted and just stayed around the pool



Sunday was really crazy.  We had to take 4 different flights to get back home.

We got to the airport at 3pm and arrived home at 9:30 am the next day.

Anyways, now we are putting together the apartment, and working on the budget.  I was hoping this week would start to slow down, that's not going to happen.
3937  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / MOVED: Dell Zxim X30 I no longer use on: October 03, 2006, 04:06:02 PM
This topic has been moved to Trading Forum

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=14954.0
3938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Great Madden Wii preview at IGN on: October 03, 2006, 04:01:43 PM
Sports Forum.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=15218.0
3939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola RAZR Phone Battery Life? on: September 30, 2006, 08:53:57 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 30, 2006, 02:30:35 PM

Can't you guys get a new phone before your contract runs out, or are you really dissatisfied with your current provider?

I hate cingular, and if I get a new phone it will extend my contract.  So I'm stuck.
3940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Motorola RAZR Phone Battery Life? on: September 30, 2006, 08:15:35 AM
i hate my razr, i make about 3 calls that last maybe less than 5 mins each and i'll get a low battery signal.  It happens all the time. I'm stuck with this phone till July 07.  I dont' know how long I'll last.
3941  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Current Hall of Fame QBs on: September 21, 2006, 03:39:36 PM
Don't forget about Alex Smith... smile
3942  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jackass 2 the movie on: September 20, 2006, 12:01:13 AM
hehe, funny. 
3943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jackass 2 the movie on: September 19, 2006, 05:07:40 AM
Man, I'm in a tough bind.  Do I go see jackass with my groomsmen, or do I get married.  Why does this movie have to be released on my wedding day.  Why couldn't it have been released this last weekend during my bachelor party frown
3944  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Skin Forum? on: September 14, 2006, 02:31:11 AM

Quote from: Nth Power on September 14, 2006, 12:51:39 AM

How about just having one big skin thread that everyone adds to? 

Honestly, whether or not there is a weekly "skin" thread isn't a big deal to me.  Don't get me wrong, I get a kick out of it as much as the next guy, but I can live without it if it's causing friction.  I think it became more of a traditional weekly thing rather than all of us sitting and waiting for Ron to put up the Sunday Skin, so now it seems a little strange if it doesn't show up.

If people can't post something about a particular game in a thread that's already been posted, what makes you think people will post their skin in one master thread?

Anyways, we're still discussing in the mod forums, just waiting for a response.  Nothing has been decided as of now.
3945  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 09:32:09 PM
Ok times up!  Lets stay on topic.  Kobra, you do have to realize you're not always right about everything.  Lee and Scott wasn't being insulting towards you or anyone, they were just clarifying things that were incorrectly stated.

Lee, Scott, while I'm sure Xmann and others appreciate your help (and continue to help) lets not add more fuel.

3946  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Skin Forum? on: September 11, 2006, 07:17:44 PM
I like this idea, and often thought of this as well.  I made a post in the mod forum to start the discussion.
3947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Most Important First-Person Shooters of All Time on: September 08, 2006, 06:57:55 PM
Halo only made a difference for the console and even for a console, it was pretty bland.  Poor level design.  What halo did for the console was, made FPS games workable using a joystick, and offered great multiplayer.    It did nothing significant for the pc crowd.  The pc version was bland and offered nothing new.

While FPS games were popular before Half Life, Half Life was the one that merged everything together, solid graphics, awesome sound, great AI, and a compelling story.  Before that, you would get pieces of that in different FPS games, never found in one game.
3948  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PoP Two Thrones Xbox/Car Speakers, Various PC games 4 Sale on: September 06, 2006, 02:45:12 AM
just realized, I meant V the Mini- Series Part 1 Tongue
3949  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PoP Two Thrones Xbox/Car Speakers, Various PC games 4 Sale on: September 06, 2006, 02:44:30 AM
wtf, I don't even own V for Vendetta, I don't even remember typing that too.

Sorry
3950  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / PoP Two Thrones Xbox/Car Speakers, Various PC games 4 Sale on: September 06, 2006, 12:01:58 AM
Xbox
Prince of Persia Two Thrones $15 shipped

PC Games
Joint Operations Typhoon Rising ($7.00 Shipped)
No One Lives for Ever 2 ($7.00 Shipped)
Diablo II ($7.00 Shipped)
*Buy 2 for $12 shipped
Buy all 3 for $17 shipped

DVDs (all widescreen)
The Manchurian Conflict ($7.00 Shipped)
V the TV Series (part 1) ($4.00 shipped)
Dodgeball (7.00 shipped)
Sin City (not the special edition that came out fairly recently) $10 shipped)
*Midnight Cowboy ($4.00 shipped)
*High Noon  ($4.00 shipped)
*A Midsummer Night's Dream ($4.00 shipped)
*Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ($4.00 shipped)

*These came from my fiance from her bridal shower.  People attending the bridal showere were assigned a time of the day, and the person had to shop for that particular time of day. 

Car Speakers
Polk Audio GXR Coaxial 6 1/2"  (GXR6E) $45 shipped

Figure I'll try here, but doubt it will sell...

Viewsonic 19CRT P95F+ Professional Series ($80 + shipping, or if you pick up no shipping Tongue )

3951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 05, 2006, 06:44:45 PM

Quote from: GuidoTKP on September 05, 2006, 05:50:33 PM

This may be the wronginest wrong thing to come out of wrongville in a while ....



That's so wrong. biggrin
3952  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / GT Code of Conduct on: September 01, 2006, 05:52:14 AM
Rules

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3953  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / *** NEW*** GT Code of Conduct on: September 01, 2006, 05:51:31 AM
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Unfortunately, thanks to the semi-anonymity of the Internet, some people get out of line in conversations or the items they post. While the rules are spelled out below, I'll once again state that we have little tolerance for direct attacks, offensive pictures, or other behavior that disrupts our community. Every post has a 'report post' icon that you can click on if you find a post that violates the rules below and you want to quickly notify one of our moderators. We take the moderation of these boards seriously, both to keep the discussions fun and also because we have people from many major development and publishing house reading the boards. Does this mean that if you have a bad day and step out of line once you will be permanently banned? It is unlikely Ė you will probably be warned and, if the pattern of behavior continues, you may be banned temporarily or permanently.  Specifics are spelled out below.

Our moderation staff is here to help you enjoy the experience.  The team is comprised of Naednek, and Farley2K.  Respect them as you would respect me and everyone will get along fine.

The forums are here for everyone's enjoyment. A little civility and thought goes a long way here. I hope that you will enjoy the forums and I look forward to an engaging conversation with you in the near future!

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Personal Attacks & Common Sense
Personal attacks, hate speech and personal vendettas are simply not allowed on our boards. This is not a place for combat or flame wars.  If you're having a problem with anger management, get it under control, or find another internet forum to post on.  If you have something against another poster you will either need to keep silent or be respectful of their opinions.  Feel free to engage in discussion, but keep it civil. If you can't talk to other people as if they're intelligent, you wonít be posting here for long. Don't talk down to your fellow posters, don't lecture them, and don't beat people over the head with your opinions as though they were facts.  Use common sense and everyone will be happier. Be respectful of other users and industry representatives that may post on the forums. We want this to be a fun place to come and share ideas and stories.  This also includes private messaging.  Do not take this to private message whether you are using the Forum messaging features or personal emails. 

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Gaming Trend is a safe for work environment.  Occasionally, we have threads that skirt the edge of being work safe.  These threads must be marked as NSFW (Not Safe For Work).  Essentially, think late night syndicated TV, not Skinemax.  Nudity (or anything beyond it) is expressly forbidden from being posted in image form. (a.k.a. Everything leading up to, but no naughty bits)  If you decide to link to something that contains questionable, crude, vulgar, or anything of an explicit nature, please mark it accordingly.  Don't post or link to porn - this is not the place for it.  With NSFW in play, extra moderation may be required - please don't take it personally...we are simply trying to keep Gaming Trend a safe environment for everyone.

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This is not a place to pimp your personal website, Myspace page or Ebay auction - it's a place for people to share ideas and have fun.  Occasionally mentioning a personal website is probably acceptable, repeatedly mentioning it isnít.  Have enough sense to become part of the community before you test this theory - your first post shouldn't be about your site.


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Private Messages
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Profanity
We are trying to make this a work-safe environment. This means that we expressly forbid swearing in post titles, usernames, and signatures. It also means that you may wish to throttle back your use of 'colorful' language. While we do not overtly outlaw swearing, we ask that you use it in moderation Ė think FX network, not The Sopranos.  Repeated and flagrant disregard for this policy will result in editing, deleting, or other more dire consequences.


Other Rules
The Moderators and Gaming Trend Staff reserve the right to add or subtract rules or edit this list. If we make changes to our rules we will post a notice on the forum so everyone can be aware of the change.


Rule Infraction Consequences

While each infraction will be handled on a case by case basis, repeated violations of the rules will be handled as below:
First Infraction = Warning via PM, and your post may be edited for content if necessary
Second Infraction = Warning and possible temporary suspension of account for 1 week.
Third Infraction = You need time to learn.  Take a vacation for an amount determined by moderation staff no less than 3 months.
Fourth Infraction = Permanent suspension from the entire site.  This means I ban your IP from reaching the front page or reading the forums.  You are no longer welcome.


3954  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 01, 2006, 05:48:54 AM
Also, I won't be able to respond to anything until the afternoon, since I'll be at work, and this thread is way too NSFW.   So please don't think I'm ignoring you, the mods and admins are aware of this, and I'm sure they'll jump in if they need to.
3955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 01, 2006, 05:41:42 AM
The reason why it was edited, wasn't because of too much skin.  It was for the portrayal of the sexual act. 

The COC states
"Nudity/Porn Pictures or Links
Pictures and links to any porn or nudity will not be allowed on the forum. We want to keep the Gaming Trend forums work-friendly.
"

Yes some pictures are suggestive, and maybe we need to go back and edit those too.  But this is a judgement call, and I felt this picture went way over the line and against the COC.

Now, I should have handled it a little differently.  I should have PM'd you first and ask you to take it down, instead of doing it myself.  I should have given you the chance first.  For that, I'm sorry.   
3956  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 2142: In game ads! on: August 31, 2006, 11:22:51 PM
Scott, I just received Lockdown's report about you being dumb.

Please smarten up.

Thanks
GT Mod Team
3957  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row Impressions...b1#$@! on: August 30, 2006, 05:06:50 PM
Lets stick to the impressions.  If you want to discuss the use of grammar, take it to PM
3958  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Moved posts not linking to new location? on: August 29, 2006, 05:14:01 PM

Quote from: Mattc0m on August 29, 2006, 02:05:22 PM



This is what it looks like on my forum's SMF... I'm not too sure if that works for this one, though.

ya,  you get that window, but it doesn't automatically link to the newly moved thread.  I moved the said thread, and a few others, and I really don't like how it's set up.  I guess that's how SMF works. 
3959  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Gang-banging Whose in? on: August 28, 2006, 06:57:11 PM
Since it's obviously a multiplayer discussion, it's being moved Tongue
3960  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Hot Shots Tennis shots and videos on: August 27, 2006, 03:27:22 PM
This topic has been moved to Sports Board
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