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1  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 06:27:39 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 10, 2014, 04:51:30 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 10, 2014, 12:03:07 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 09, 2014, 11:49:23 PM

No, you can just take that shit to the proper forum.

To be fair, he didn't start the thread.

I apologize.  Perhaps it shows how partisan I already am but I didn't see anything particularly political about the clip. 

I don't think we're at the point where a mention of the president (much less a video featuring him) isn't inherently political. Hell, talking about his wife and kids is fair game in the political arena these days.
2  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 12:03:07 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 09, 2014, 11:49:23 PM

No, you can just take that shit to the proper forum.

To be fair, he didn't start the thread.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [WiiU] Super Smash Bros. on: November 21, 2014, 03:22:15 PM
Our review is up: http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/super-smash-bros-wii-u-even-better-expected/

We'll have video up later today
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [WiiU] Super Smash Bros. on: November 19, 2014, 05:58:35 PM
We are holding off on publishing our review until online multiplayer functionality has been enabled.

Too important not to, especially considering how poor it was in Melee.

But yeah, the game is amazing biggrin
5  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: on: November 13, 2014, 03:45:57 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 13, 2014, 01:33:31 PM

Ok, so we'll just need to have mods or the OP update the thread afterwards.  Sweet.

Actually, what I was trying to say was we'd rather not spin cycles rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
6  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: [PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox1, Xbox 360]Can we dispense with the thread naming convention on: November 13, 2014, 01:26:52 PM
All I can say is this- we've got new forum software lined up for the beginning of the year. Tagging is one if it's features. If we try to install a plugin for this software, it is far more likely than not that those tags would not survive a forum migration.
7  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: I think ibdoomed borrowed my Macbook on: November 11, 2014, 12:30:47 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 11, 2014, 12:19:36 AM

Getting some ads for "BBW" dating on the site.

Actually SSBBW, but I'm afraid to find out what the SS stands for.

I don't suppose you could regale us with the details on where on the site you saw these ads?
8  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Can't reach the forums from the front page on Safari (iPhone) on: September 27, 2014, 07:50:27 PM
I'm aware of it. Its on my list, but not sure when it'll get fixed. I've looked into it a couple of times a while back but no easy answer came out of it, leaving me to thing that some serious restructuring of the nav bar would be what it takes to fix it.

I've put it off until I can look at the front page and make it responsive instead of just applying a band-aid
9  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 26, 2014, 12:30:09 PM
I am proud to present our review: http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/super-smash-bros-3ds/

And if you're wondering who Griffin Dunn is, he's my son biggrin
10  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: September 22, 2014, 12:32:51 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 22, 2014, 02:45:38 AM

How soon after a GCal update does it reflect in the GT page?  Also, if you need any further detail in the listings, let me know what you need. 

The cache updates every 3 hours. No further detail required so far, thanks!
11  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: September 22, 2014, 01:37:01 AM
Release calendar is now live on the site (and in the main nav): http://gamingtrend.com/calendar/

Future releases will enable you to go to the game record on the site- we're still working that one out smile

Hope nobody misses the 'Arcade' link in the main nav...
12  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: August 28, 2014, 01:44:56 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 28, 2014, 04:22:22 AM

And it's available now to public viewing. 

Any plans on embedding this in somewhere on the main page? 

For now, here's a link and I've added it to my signature.
GT Release Calendar

We are working on it. Has Ron gotten back to you about some formatting requests?
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 17, 2014, 07:44:33 PM
I've been going to the Alamo Draft House for so long now it's hard for me to imagine people just now getting introduced to it. Welcome to the club smile
14  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Marvel Puzzle Quest on: August 17, 2014, 02:22:00 AM
Does the platform matter?
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robin Williams found dead on: August 13, 2014, 04:59:41 AM
I've been slowly remembering his great performances all day today. I definitely took him for granted these last few years, what with the more disappointing and, in my opinion, pandering mainstream stuff like Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, and especially the Night at the Museum dreck. The recent Louis guest appearance really hits you in the gut, considering the last dialogue between him and CK. Yes, this one hurts. It hurts deep. frown
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 10, 2014, 04:45:13 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on August 10, 2014, 02:40:23 PM

We did notice a sprawling line of parents and their sugar-numbed kids waiting in line for the Turtles movie, which is apparently wiping out Guardians of the Galaxy and everything else at the box office this weekend.

Yeah, but likely only for this weekend, and the Turtles opening weekend doesn't look like it's going to break any records
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 03:50:52 PM

Quote from: Z-Corn on August 07, 2014, 03:22:20 PM

I don't generally get involved in other people's lives but please don't put ketchup on a hotdog.  Ever. Truthiness!

This times one million
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 03, 2014, 06:05:23 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 03, 2014, 04:45:32 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 01, 2014, 05:08:55 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 01, 2014, 05:02:15 PM

Question for those who saw it:  is the 3D worth the extra cost of admission?  Or does it seem tacked on or superfluous?

Go see it in IMAX- the entire movie was filmed with an IMAX camera

I read it wasn't

Quote
If you are wondering whether it is worth it to see it in Imax 3-D, then the answer is more complicated than you might think. It definitely enhanced the experience, but I am not sure if it needed to be Imax. Since only portions of the film were shot in Imax, the aspect ratio is constantly changing, which can be annoying. I would probably recommend seeing it just in 3-D, as some of the shots look incredible just because of their depth. The only downside is that the 3-D is very cool at the beginning, but as you get used to it, it stops being noticeable.

Well, I saw it again in IMAX yeserday and didn't notice the aspect ratio changing at all. It rocked.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 02, 2014, 05:21:58 PM
I was actually pleasantly surprised with Drax- I thought he was great, though certainly outshined by Peter, Rocket & Groot.

Gamora was a bit off for me, but she's extremely one-note in the comics so it didn't bother me too much.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 01, 2014, 05:13:45 PM

Quote from: Bashtor on August 01, 2014, 04:46:21 PM

Let me throw the reason I don't like no matchmaking out there.  I'm in the military and stationed in Korea right now.  Due to this, my timeframe for playing is when everyone I know is mostly sleeping in the states.  This makes it more difficult to find people that play, as people I know who play won't be playing when I am.  I am not a social person, so just picking up and making friends in the game will most likely not happen.  I get that's what they invision, but I'm a big boy and will make my friends how I make them.  In addition, any friends I make there would be potentially not playing at the times I will be playing once I return home.  Now, I admit my problem is a unique one that will not affect many players, but it would be much easier for me if I could just join a match to play these raids.  Will they change the system for the minority of players like myself? Of course not and i wouldn't expect them to, but I, personally, do not like no match-making for raids.  Of course, I am probably one of the most anti-social people with zero friends on my psn account, so I'm going to have to reach out anyway eventually.  Who knows, maybe you guys are right and this will actually make me branch out and get some friends on my list.  I'm certainly not outraged by this and am still buying the game, but I'm not terribly happy about it.  Hell, I may never get to the point of doing raids anyway due to the time commitment in them.  My 2 cents.

Keep in mind that this specifically applies to the end-game raids
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 01, 2014, 05:08:55 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 01, 2014, 05:02:15 PM

Question for those who saw it:  is the 3D worth the extra cost of admission?  Or does it seem tacked on or superfluous?

Go see it in IMAX- the entire movie was filmed with an IMAX camera
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: July 30, 2014, 09:50:30 PM
http://www.impulsegamer.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-3d-film-review/

I don't know whether or not to laugh at or slow clap the reviewer's diatribe about Reaganesque values and the family unit.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: July 29, 2014, 03:55:33 AM
Just got back from a preview- I LOVED IT. Will be catching it again this weekend in IMAX!

Definitely my favorite Marvel movie to date. This is the first one that I feel has real classic potential. Can't wait to see it again!
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: July 28, 2014, 07:32:28 PM
You guys are CRAZY. This looks like proper Mad Max awesomeness. My first thought after the trailer was "nailed it"
25  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 21, 2014, 04:18:38 PM
He's saying they are obsequious to the point of creepy. I get it.
26  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pop-ups from ads on mobile on: June 11, 2014, 02:53:19 AM
Ok, let me know if this happens any more. The ads displaying now should be google ads.
27  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Pop-ups from ads on mobile on: June 07, 2014, 11:52:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 07, 2014, 09:38:24 PM

Site was down for a while yesterday, could someone have hijacked and written this stuff in?

No, that was due to our forum software shitting the bed, as it does so often.

This is an issue I will bring up with the ad network. Please continue to post any and all images of this happening in this thread.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A little different request....music to travel by on: June 06, 2014, 10:45:42 PM
The band's name is Failure. They used to tour with Tool back in the day, and Ken Andrews went on to produce several albums in the early 2000s (Tenacious D, for example) and they have been making a comeback. Their best album is Fantastic Planet, from which this song was on:

http://youtu.be/_cntLoJ8nCs

Its basically the best 90's era band you've never heard. I'm gonna see 'em play next week in Houston biggrin
29  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Ignore user feature on: May 27, 2014, 04:43:20 PM
No, it's not active, and there is no intention to make it so.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: May 15, 2014, 09:51:38 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on May 15, 2014, 09:16:23 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 15, 2014, 07:04:54 AM

otter's was close to my favorite, but my favorite was definitely 'I found it'  my fiancee laughed for entirely too long on that part

Very good part as well with just one thing that bothered me.

Spoiler for Hiden:
There was a body on the floor indicating that Garret had killed someone while getting out of his box, seemed a bit out of place along with the humor of the moment

Spoiler for Hiden:
...which was a totally Joss Whedon moment. Body included.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: May 02, 2014, 09:31:31 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 02, 2014, 01:40:01 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 02, 2014, 01:32:25 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 02, 2014, 11:19:57 AM

Shown on the XB1

I guess that means Xbox will be the lead platform for Call of Duty this generation as well. This has been the topic of quite a bit of debate recently, with most people suspecting that the PS4 would get to carry the torch this time around. I wonder what kind of impact, if any, this will have.

Kind of cool that Spacey is getting into video games in some way, though I wish he would have done that in some other franchise than Call of Duty. Having said that, this trailer was actually quite nice, most of all thanks to his performance.



Actually, I found it odd the Polygon pointed this out.   I expected that the PS4 would be the lead console as well. 

It's blatantly the first thing in the trailer.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: April 30, 2014, 07:01:31 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 29, 2014, 07:04:44 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 28, 2014, 04:33:54 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on April 28, 2014, 04:28:24 PM

Rumor has it that they are working on a dramatic take on their original character- Crash Bandicoot.

Is this for real?

It's a real rumor, yes.

I loved the PSX games so I'm up for a new one.

I was totally kidding smile
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: April 28, 2014, 04:28:24 PM
Rumor has it that they are working on a dramatic take on their original character- Crash Bandicoot.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bye Bye Net Neutrality on: April 24, 2014, 09:36:49 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 24, 2014, 06:39:48 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on April 24, 2014, 06:28:39 PM

Well it's pretty much confirmed that net neutrality is dead. Hooray for closed door promises and lobbyists becoming policy makers and policy makers becoming lobbyists.

Yep, I am pretty liberal, but honestly with this, f*** Obama. No different than any other politician, appointing a lobbyist to the head of the FCC was BS, now we the consumers get the brunt of the costs yet again while the businesses prosper.

I've long been of the opinion that the majority of our elected officials across the board on both the local and federal levels have been bought and sold for years. While I trend towards agreeing with perspectives espoused by liberals, I stopped deluding myself that politicians as a group are concerned with the well being of our country or it's people over money and power. Makes me fucking sick.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: April 09, 2014, 09:20:43 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 09, 2014, 08:51:55 PM

TI'm afraid it might be too late; it looks like their ratings are just about stagnant and surprisingly they got no boost from the movie, kind of a bummer given how much fun the past couple of weeks have been.  I don't even know if an Avengers 2 crossover can save them now. 

Looking at the actual numbers, it seems to be doing ok compared to other shows in it's slot. Reading the analysis of those numbers by various sources I'm getting the impression of significant bias against the show, mostly due to critical reception of the first two thirds of the season (which is mostly warranted)
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: April 09, 2014, 09:17:10 PM
They might be willing to play the long game on this, considering Disney owns all the pieces to this (ABC, Marvel). Also, they are repeating the episode next week right before the new one, likely to continue to play off of Winter Soldier's continued box office draw.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: April 09, 2014, 08:22:12 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 09, 2014, 07:06:21 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on April 08, 2014, 03:25:27 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
my money is on Ward being a Hydra agent. Certainly one of the team is going to be, and given his odd shooting of the 'clairvoyant' last episode that would go a long way towards explaining it

Nice job on this one!!!  I never would have thought they'd go this route, but I kept thinking about it while watching the episode after you wrote this and by the time it got to a few scenes, I kept expecting it to happen... and it did!

Spoiler for Hiden:
When he does the scene about wanting to date Skye, I pretty much guessed he was bad.  Otherwise it was just the acting that was bad lol.  The chemistry between them is horrible, but that just makes what happened even better.

Loved what they did with the show, they really went balls deep with the connection to the Cap movie.  I don't think any TV show has ever done this kind of integration with a movie on this kind of timed scale.  It was a bold move but hopefully not a bad one in terms of what they sacrificed to make it happen.  Now I can understand why had all those schedule issues, it must have been tough to make sure it was timed well.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yeah, once I saw the movie and realized that the show's 'big bad' arc could easily fit in, it just seemed necessary that one of the team was a Hydra agent. By that point, it was process of elimination: Sky was too easy an answer and too much that happened with her couldn't be explained away (getting shot in the gut, for one); May was obviously going to be a red herring, but just as it seemed obvious that there was a Hydra agent, it also seemed like a good call that Fury had someone in the team acting as his eyes and ears and that May was the likely person for that. Fitz could have potentially been a Hydra agent, moreso than Simmons, but the two of them were well established as being a pair and it would have been a much tougher sell to just one of them as Hydra, and both of them as Hydra seemed unnecessary. Coulson seemed very unlikely, though there might have been some brainwashing involved, however, that would have lessened the impact of having a Hydra agent on the team considerably. Wade was the obvious choice- prior to the show he worked mostly solo and by nature was field operative, and looking at his actions over the last few episodes- especially the killing of the dupe the previous episode- those actions fit in well with a double agent covering up something. Now, Coulson immediately jumped to that conclusion last episode when he threw him into the cage, and based on the way his gaze lingered on Wade as he was walking to the transport I feel he suspected something still (especially considering Garrett was his SO). Add to that the slightly odd way Hand suddenly decided to hand Wade her gun to take care of Garrett, I'm of the mind that Hand really isn't dead, and she and Coulson plotted to get Wade to show his true colors (rather than Wade faking it like I've seen thrown around). Remember, Wade shot Hand and the other two agents with Hand's gun.

All in all, damn awesome way to continue the integrated Marvel U into the small screen. Marvel is taking some really interesting risks this year with stuff and I LOVE it!
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: April 09, 2014, 06:28:35 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 09, 2014, 05:14:44 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 09, 2014, 12:26:56 PM

Quote from: disarm on April 09, 2014, 02:03:59 AM

I would STRONGLY recommend holding off on watching tonight's episode if you haven't seen Captain America yet. It won't completely ruin the movie, but I think that CA will be more enjoyable without seeing what happens on tonight's SHIELD. They didn't waste any time jumping right into the huge changes that one would expect after seeing The Winter Soldier, and they give up quite a few secrets that would take some of the surprise out of the movie.

Warnings aside, tonight was probably the best episode of AoS so far, and it's pretty awesome to see the way that they're pulling all parts of the Marvel universe together. Now I'm really curious to see what happens next week. At this point, I can totally see AoS setting the stage for the next round of Marvel films...very cool  icon_cool

Thanks for the warning. I think what I will do is save the rest of the season, then watch them all at once after I see Captain America. Which probably won't happen until it comes out on Blu-Ray.

the bad thing is if enough people do this and they notice, they might think nobody likes the show any more.  I really wish they would redo how ratings are done.

That's not any different than any DVR use case, though.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: April 08, 2014, 03:25:27 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
my money is on Ward being a Hydra agent. Certainly one of the team is going to be, and given his odd shooting of the 'clairvoyant' last episode that would go a long way towards explaining it
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: April 06, 2014, 01:56:29 AM

Quote from: Punisher on April 06, 2014, 12:54:45 AM

Quote from: disarm on April 05, 2014, 11:09:57 PM

Went to see The Winter Soldier this afternoon on IMAX 3D...awesome movie that is easily one of the top Marvel films so far, right up there with Ironman and The Avengers. I think the coolest thing is that it really raises a lot of questions about what will happen in future Marvel films, and might even have a major impact on the Agents of SHIELD tv show. I love the way that Marvel is tying all their stories together...great stuff!
Spoiler for Hiden:
I think next weeks episode takes place during the end of the movie. This past weeks takes place before the movie, right to the end of the episode which sounded like it takes place at the start of the end of the movie.show spoiler maybe..
Spoiler for Hiden:
I would guess that the clairivoient is the AI from the movie

Spoiler for Hiden:
Really? I was thinking Sitwell or Hand, though Sitwell's death in the film seems to take the oomf out of that particular reveal. I think we're definitely going to see that a previously established character in the show will end up being Hydra, though
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