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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: February 19, 2013, 02:47:59 PM
I wasn't too hot on the demo and the final product seems like it'll be a perfect rental.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: February 19, 2013, 01:38:42 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 19, 2013, 04:25:13 AM

Overall, this was definitely a better episode, with everyone trying to move their own stories forward, at least. Well, not Andrea, really. And the Gov started to, but then, like an inept supervillain, he walked out on his master plan before it was really underway.

Spoiler for Hiden:
He took out one guy, then went through several rounds of stormtrooper level shooting until the zombie bus arrived.  Why leave then?  I think the one zombie showing up was supposed to be an impetus, but it seemed like a non-threat.

My guess is he didn't really know the true numbers or firepower inside the prison, so he just sends in zombie bus to thin the herd, then pops back in later to clean it out.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Guns] GT Firearms Owners on: February 18, 2013, 07:32:19 PM
I was ecstatic when I found a new FFL who's 10 minutes away from me that setup shop a few months ago. His $25 transfers (as opposed to $50 or even $75 per transfer) just made it even sweeter.

wonderpug - So there's a FFL license that allows for "historical" firearms as opposed to the standard type that deals with modern ones? The "Curio & Relic collector" can only dispense with muskets and mosins?  Tongue
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: February 18, 2013, 07:26:26 PM
Andrea is really starting to annoy me. She's become the female Dale, and look what ultimately happened to him. Looks like the governor lashing back at
Spoiler for Hiden:
the prison
will give an "in" to
Spoiler for Hiden:
Tyrese and his group
by helping Rick and his people out.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Guns] GT Firearms Owners on: February 18, 2013, 06:32:04 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on February 18, 2013, 06:28:39 PM

Good luck with that.  I doubt that this thread can stay simply about guns and not about the moral and legal issues involved.  Really not sure why you even put this in "Off Topic" instead of where it  belongs and will likely end up, if it doesnt, as you say, get "nuked from orbit".    Heck, even you couldnt resist discussing Illinois concealed carry laws, right before asking people to avoid the "moral, ethical, constitutional, political, whatever, etc. perspective of things"    I guess it will make an interesting social experiment though.   slywink  

BTW Im not trying to bust your balls about this or anything, just pointing out the reality of this topic.

You're right, maybe I should just delete this then.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Guns] GT Firearms Owners on: February 18, 2013, 06:09:39 PM
I'm an elephant walking on eggshells on this topic, and I saw a thread back from 2009 I wasn't sure if I should just revive, but I'm curious about GT members here who are firearms owners. I live in Illinois, thankfully not in Cook County, and have purchased my first handguns recently. I've had my FOID card for a while but never really got around to picking anything up until the past 3-4 months.

I can't say that I've grown up with firearms all my life since I was a kid and are comfortable around them, but I have quickly and deeply acquired a unquestionable reverence and respect for proper firearm safety, handling and care at all times. Illinois is the last holdout state in terms of allowing concealed carry. It'll be interesting, and frightening actually, to see how Illinois adjusts to the allowance of concealed carry (with caveats and certain restrictions, of course) come June/July of this year.

With that said, I'd like some respectful discourse about what you all own, what you carry, how you carry, what you've tried/liked/didn't like, how and why you came to own your first firearms, what got you into shooting, etc. Anything you're comfortable sharing. I'd like to stress 3 points before this thread potentially derails into a trainwreck of massive fail and I give full support for the moderators to nuke this thread from orbit if it gets out of hand:

  • 1. debates about gun control
  • 2. debates about gun control
  • 3. see number 1, then number 2

I understand that it's completely unrealistic to expect that any talk of guns at all wouldn't at some point stray into the moral, ethical, constitutional, political, whatever, etc. perspective of things, but as a mature forum community (with the exception of CeeKay icon_wink) I'd like to think we could have intelligent and polite sharing of ideas, opinions, advice, etc.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's Your Typical Evening Like? on: January 28, 2013, 08:30:39 PM
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 26, 2013, 10:52:37 PM
I've been watching Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (halfway through the 2nd season) and I'm really enjoying it. Like some here, I was put off at first by what looked like your standard  juvenile high school stoner vibe, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The later episodes are really funny. I like the interplay between's Todd's gang and of course there's Hannah  icon_wink. Granted there are still silly and juvenile/crass elements about it, but it's still pretty enjoyable for me. Sucks that there won't be a third season.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Upstream Color (from the Writer/Director of Primer) on: January 17, 2013, 04:13:26 PM
I like
Spoiler for Hiden:
time travel
as much as the next science & sci-fi geek, but the last time I watched Primer it didn't end so well. Maybe I'll give it another try and actually stay awake this time.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: January 17, 2013, 03:21:06 PM
I'll pop in from time to time forum-side to join in discussions about a new (or specific) game or to visit particular threads in the Off-Topic forum, but I definitely visit less frequently than I did before. And I also ashamedly admit to being one of the "front page skippers". You guys undeniably put a lot of effort into it but aside from reading Ron's take on a game I'm interested in (as alerted by him from the forum side), I just don't find myself utilizing it much.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dredd on: January 10, 2013, 02:27:00 PM
Just saw this last night. I enjoyed it and The Raid: Redemption equally.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your opinion on whether or not to run a review on: December 27, 2012, 10:14:15 PM
Sounds more prudent to just skip it then.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 or Dishonored? on: December 26, 2012, 09:25:26 PM
Having played both, I had more fun with FC3.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 7th Season on: December 26, 2012, 03:23:06 AM
I liked the Christmas special. Jenna Louise Coleman is adorably hot and it'll be interesting to see how her character pans out and how they develop her, but the back-and-forth chemistry between the two seems to be there already. I liked the older Tardis interior a little better than the new modern looking one. It had a quirky charm with it's random steampunkish array of gears, levers and switches.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas and Holiday Loot 2012 on: December 25, 2012, 11:36:02 PM
My mom managed to score me one of the most precious gifts of 2012, a bonafide box of Hostess Twinkies!
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 22, 2012, 07:59:36 PM
The government ... controlled by aliens.

Hahaha. Good ol' Giorgio and his signature quaff.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 22, 2012, 04:11:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 21, 2012, 06:20:21 PM

I approve this post.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NRA Blames Video Games For School Shootings on: December 22, 2012, 04:25:39 AM
I am shocked and surprised that they would even suggest such a thing!
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kindle Paperwhite Vs. Nexus 7 - Which is better for reading? on: December 21, 2012, 06:10:52 AM
As a pure and simple reading device, the Paperwhite is a better reading experience with the e-ink screen. If you want to consume more media (music and movies) other than books from the Amazon ecosystem, then the Kindle Fire HD. If you want a small tablet with the full Android experience, the Nexus 7 can't be beat.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 impressions. GT review page 3 on: December 20, 2012, 12:58:55 PM
Far Cry 3 writer says you don't "get it".

I didn't find the story particularly deep. It was mildly interesting and not even really unique. I guess they were going for a level of sophistication so high that I didn't notice or appreciate the nuance and subtleties of the story. Apparently the game is high art and I'm too much of a boor to "get it".
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If you could have any car $100,000 USD or less, what would it be? on: December 18, 2012, 10:06:54 PM
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 impressions. GT review page 3 on: December 18, 2012, 09:54:10 PM
They need a signature weapon that fires predators out at your enemies. You can change ammo types like tigers, leopards, bears, cassowarry, a pack of wild dogs, etc. You're an inked up spiritual Rakyat warrior, it would've been cool to summon animals to help you.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 impressions. GT review page 3 on: December 18, 2012, 09:15:15 PM
I agree. Once I had the most powerful silenced sniper rifle with the best scope along with the bow, stalking and taking outposts became hugely fun.

In the weapons vending machines though where did the "Signature" weapons category come from? I had a silenced and scoped pistol, a clapped-out SMG and an auto-shotty (I think) listed there. I don't remember how or where I got these. Random loot pickups? Doled out at story points?
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 impressions. GT review page 3 on: December 17, 2012, 03:02:16 PM
Well, I finished the game this past weekend. Did all the outposts and radio towers, but not all the wanted and "path of the hunter" side missions. I largely skipped the side missions, racing and supply drop missions as well. All in all I really enjoyed the experience. I found the pacing of the story to be about right even though the narrative itself was a bit hollow and middling near the end. Exploring the island was actually kind of relaxing and a good break between story missions.

I liked how they integrated the hunting and crafting activities into tangible gameplay benefits instead of being there for the sake of being there (I'm looking at you AC3). Curiously I didn't see a game clock in any of the menus but I approximate putting about 20 hours into the story. Didn't do any of the co-op or multi. The endings were somewhat disappointing, both in a good way and a bad way. Although one of the endings could have given the player more ...ahem... manual user control (perhaps utilizing up-down action on the left stick and finishing with the right trigger) ninja.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 impressions. GT review page 3 on: December 13, 2012, 09:35:10 PM
Makes sense. Honestly I haven't really used any of the syringes, but from the sounds of it, it should help a lot.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 impressions. GT review page 3 on: December 13, 2012, 08:55:21 PM
I'm about halfway through the game now and just started knocking out the Path of the Hunter missions to try to max out my gear. I'm also going around the top half of the island taking over the outposts I missed. Still having a lot of fun with it.

Although, how the hell do you kill a tiger with normal arrows? In the PoTH mission for that I'm almost always cat food. Either I find the special one I need to kill and end up running for my life from it, or I sneak around and piss off a random non-target one that sends me running for my life.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: December 10, 2012, 04:23:20 PM
Third season will resume Feb 10.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: December 10, 2012, 04:23:39 AM
The Walking Dead statistics:
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Its......the overpaid actors list on: December 05, 2012, 04:30:26 PM
I'd like to see a list of the most underpaid overactors.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock: Infinite on: December 05, 2012, 01:50:38 PM
Needs less Nathan Drake and more Elizabeth!
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: December 04, 2012, 02:53:34 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 04, 2012, 02:49:19 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 03, 2012, 04:15:44 AM

Stake land is now available on instant Netflix. Was pleasantly suprised how good the movie is. It's like a twisted marriage between "The Road" and "Mad Max"....with Vampires.

Sister Kelly McGillis... Top Nun. Didn't recognize her at first.  icon_neutral

I saw Kelly McGillis in The Innkeepers. She has not aged well at all ...  icon_eek
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ebay issue - buyer says it never arrived on: December 04, 2012, 02:58:44 AM
I've never had an issue with USPS, but if I'm shipping something of not-insignificant value, I wouldn't use them either. I've sold iPads on eBay but shipped them via UPS or Fedex.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: December 03, 2012, 08:26:14 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 09, 2012, 11:42:41 AM

well,we shouldn't be surprised

Man of Steel will be in 3D

In the wake of "Titanic," it's virtually impossible for any blockbuster to put up record-breaking numbers without the help of an IMAX or 3D surcharge. (Thus, last spring's re-release of that film and next year's planned revivals of "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day.") Christopher Nolan might have the kind of sway as a director to do without 3D conversion, but as a producer on "Man of Steel," that would appear to be less so.

The Playlist reports that WB is setting forth with post-production 3D conversion on the Zack Snyder film in preparation for its June 14th, 2013 release. One can imagine how tantalizing the prospect of Superman (Henry Cavill) flying over the audience must be -- select scenes in "Superman Returns" followed suit for its own IMAX release -- but then again, that same kind of talk preceded the release of 2011's "Green Lantern," and well...

The news comes on the heels of Guillermo del Toro reportedly agreeing to convert his "Pacific Rim" for 3D before next July's tentpole date, despite that film also having been shot in old-fashioned two dimensions. Again, the spectacle of giant robot suits doing battle with massive monsters is a tantalizing one, but remember when that stuff used to be nifty enough on its own?

Good god, enough of this 3D nonsense.
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 03, 2012, 07:16:43 PM
Sorry, after the recent drama in here I'm not quite sure how to interpret/discern/analyze what people are posting anymore. If it's simply just a nice image without subtext then let's all join hands and sing kumbaya in a celebration of it being just a nice picture.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 03, 2012, 05:25:22 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 03, 2012, 05:22:43 PM

I must be dense. Am I supposed to be seeing an evil face in the clouds? Or something else?
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead moonwalk onto AMC for Season 3 on: December 03, 2012, 05:23:24 PM
I enjoyed the mid-season finale as well. Can't wait until it picks up again. The Dixon brothers are going to FSU.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/03) on: December 03, 2012, 02:54:32 PM
[360] Far Cry 3
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] The Walking Dead: The FPS on: December 01, 2012, 03:54:49 PM
Ooh, this could be pretty good now. Daryl is still my favorite character on the show, despite the repeated attempts they're making of a contrived romance with Carol. I hope there's a 2-player co-op with someone playing Merle.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 30, 2012, 10:35:20 PM
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 30, 2012, 04:57:58 PM

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