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2361  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Advertising Update- Feb 24, 2006 on: April 07, 2006, 04:03:01 AM
Quote from: "Greggy_D"
No GoGamer commission anymore?


No, it's there on the front page and here in the forums (I need to change that one out actually).  If you don't see it at first just hit  refresh.

The above are just the new ones I decided to mention.  We like GoGamer biggrin
2362  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Uwe Boll - Worst game he could get rights to? on: April 07, 2006, 02:10:03 AM
Legend of Zelda
Halo

Of course, you could go the whole 'it was a shitty game to start with route'...
2363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mac now runs WinXP? on: April 07, 2006, 01:50:39 AM
Heh.  got me there.  iTunes and Quicktime work much better on the Mac, btw. biggrin
2364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mac now runs WinXP? on: April 07, 2006, 12:04:48 AM
I sincerely doubt that Apple will EVER create software for windows.    I see this more as a clever marketing ploy to bring on more switchers.  They have systematically torn down every excuse any widows user has had in regards to getting a mac (too expensive- mac mini, won't run windows software- boot camp)
2365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mac now runs WinXP? on: April 06, 2006, 11:50:45 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I remember the predictions years ago that Apple would just become another PC vendor.

Well...


Hah!  well, as a current Mac user who was a diehard PC user for years, I'm willing to bet that this is going to bring more converts over to the software side of things as well.

I'm very happy about this.  I'm much more happy about buying one computer for all of my needs that I can game on too.  My current PC is nothing more than a gaming box (and it hasn't been doing well in that dept for a while now) and web design testing rig.  I just couldn't see myself buying a gaming PC when I need a good powerhouse design rig much more.  Now I can have both biggrin
2366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this a man/woman thing or am I truely nuts? on: April 06, 2006, 11:07:10 PM
Quote from: "Turtle"
Heh, I took a history of animation class and you'd be amazed what they had the simpsons characters selling in commercials.  One spot had Fred and Barney smoking cigarettes and talking about how great they are.

Of course, no one will show these anymore.


Of course, it's bound to be on the intarweb somewhere
2367  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My new late and great obsession: Hayao Miyazaki films on: April 06, 2006, 07:31:29 PM
I think that collection you bought is a Korean pirated issue, you may want to check on that.

Definitely check out Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Porco Rosso.  In fact, there really isn't a dud in the bunch.  I'm also pleased with the Disney american reissues for the most part.  Good think they got John Lasseter to sheperd those along for american audiences...
2368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 'Political climate' blamed for Basic Instinct 2 bomb on: April 03, 2006, 04:42:30 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
cast Scarlet Johansson;  she's dying to take off her clothes on-camera
Is this true, or are you just hoping?


It was widely reported that she wanted to take it all off for a love scene with Ewan in The Island but they wouldn't let her

Imagine the ticket sales they lost....
2369  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 'Political climate' blamed for Basic Instinct 2 bomb on: April 03, 2006, 02:11:53 PM
"Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States"

Yeah, right..... :roll:

Maybe, just maybe, we don't want to see Sharon Stone's 50+ year-old crusty coochie? Maybe we learned our lesson after the horrendous Showgirls?

Honestly, if someone wants to do an erotic thriller, get a good script and cast Scarlet Johansson;  she's dying to take off her clothes on-camera and men everywhere will applaud and hit the box-office in droves....
2370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday 03/28/06 on: March 31, 2006, 05:42:27 PM
Don't understand all the Kong hate here....  We loved it.  The second disk comes with an awesome 'documentary' on Skull Island, too.
2371  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey's got a new costume... [Spoiler] on: March 30, 2006, 04:51:27 PM
yeah, that last one is definitely a fake.  the original is from spider-man 2
2372  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Richard Cheese = Genius on: March 30, 2006, 03:41:17 AM
"This one's for the ladies...."
2373  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Return of Chef on: March 23, 2006, 03:31:58 AM
Omg that was FUNNY!!!!
2374  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Images in signatures... on: March 22, 2006, 10:44:43 PM
Count me  in the camp that doesn't want 'em.  Too much clutter.
2375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Redo of Request for feedback on photo.....(NSFW) on: March 21, 2006, 04:56:22 AM
Quote from: "msduncan"
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Pigtails. Definitely pigtails. thumbsup
:lol:


I second that motion.

Great pic!
2376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: March 15 Birthdays on: March 14, 2006, 04:59:01 AM
Quote from: "PaulBot"
Are any of these former GG'ers who share my birthday here on CG?

Rich LaPorte
Brinstil
Maelef
Ronin
Crowley (I know you're here)
Cortilian

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


CG?  What is this... CG? slywink

My birthday was last monday, the 6th biggrin
2377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / V for Vendetta = Good? on: March 08, 2006, 03:48:01 AM
Quote from: "Roguetad"
It seems like a Zoro ripoff, complete with him making a swoosh V with his blades.  I hope I'm wrong.


Unless it COMPLETELY deviates from the comic, you are. biggrin
2378  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Wild and wacky site idea... on: March 08, 2006, 03:16:12 AM
Quote
I don't know about all this nested stuff, weighted news, etc., but I'd certainly like for everything to be a bit more...centralized. I hate to compare us to IGN, but when you look at their Oblivion record they link to everything they've ever done on the game. Something like that might make it easier to find stuff.


I can say with certainty that this is going to be a part of the redesign.
2379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / V for Vendetta = Good? on: March 07, 2006, 05:47:27 AM
Quote from: "Biyobi"
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Ok, seriously - what is a graphic novel?  Is that what we are calling comic books so it doesn't sound like the owner lives in his parents basement?


That's it, I'm gonna smack ya.....

A graphic novel is a larger, magazine-size format in trade paperback form, usually a self-contained story as opposed to serialized monthly installment.

There, consider yourself enlightened unibrow

But I have all the original V for Vendetta comic books.  Explain that, Foo'!! :?


Some people refer to collected editions in trade paperback as graphic novels.
2380  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Wild and wacky site idea... on: March 07, 2006, 05:45:23 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I had kind of a related idea.

What if we allowed logged in users to 'rank' a story?  That way, if we were REALLY interested in, say, Savage 2, we could 'weight' news for that game.

It would also help you guys in prioritizing what we are interested in (and what not).  If people actually USE it, that is.

*shrug* just a thought.


Damn, Unbreakable, that's a nice idea.  Kinda like Slashdot, huh?
2381  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / V for Vendetta = Good? on: March 07, 2006, 02:00:58 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Ok, seriously - what is a graphic novel?  Is that what we are calling comic books so it doesn't sound like the owner lives in his parents basement?


That's it, I'm gonna smack ya.....

A graphic novel is a larger, magazine-size format in trade paperback form, usually a self-contained story as opposed to serialized monthly installment.

There, consider yourself enlightened unibrow
2382  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Big Sears videogame sale on: March 02, 2006, 04:41:01 PM
Is this only online or is it in-store as well?
2383  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Advertising Update- Feb 24, 2006 on: March 01, 2006, 04:27:57 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
Ultimate Club Promoter- This is actually a special promotion we have going.  The link leads you to a flash game which we are actually co-branding.  If you are a fan of Konami's DDR or Karaoke Revolution games, be sure to check it out.  Prizes will actually be awarded to the winners.

Really want to try this one out, but I can't get it to work at all.  In Firefox it says "loading" and just stays that way.  In Safari and IE, it looks like it loads a menu screen, then refreshes to a  "the page cannot be found" page.  Yeah, I'm on a Mac.  But I'd think Flash should work either way.


I'm on a Mac, too, and it happens to me as well.  We are looking into it.  I'll take a look at the code as well, as I think it's some kind of redirect snafu.
2384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who are your favorite *fictional* characters? on: February 28, 2006, 10:36:47 PM
In no particular order:

Hagbard Celine, Madman, Nightcrawler, Wash from Firefly (sniff), John Crighton (hell, most of the cast of Farscape).
2385  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Advertising Update- Feb 24, 2006 on: February 24, 2006, 08:06:35 PM
Hey all, given some of the changes we are starting to implement around here in terms of our marketing and advertising, I thought it would be a good idea to touch base with our community and let you know what is going on.  

About a month ago Ron took me up on my offer to lead the marketing and advertising initiatives on the site.  This lets Ron focus on the million other things he does for GamingTrend and takes advantage of my own experience in the world of marketing that I have as a professional graphic and web designer.  

My immediate goal is to increase revenue for the site enough to at least keep up with the bills and maintenance costs, and at best pave the way for a level of solvency that would enable us to give you guys even more great reviews, features and commentary on the wonderful world of gaming. Some of these features we are already rolling out, such as the TrendCasts, occasional video hosting, etc., and believe me, we have a LOT planned for the coming months.

Anyway, we have just instituted a new rotating banner system on the main site (and will be instituting it here in the forums soon) and I wanted to fill you in on some of the ads I find particularly interesting:

Ultimate Club Promoter- This is actually a special promotion we have going.  The link leads you to a flash game which we are actually co-branding.  If you are a fan of Konami's DDR or Karaoke Revolution games, be sure to check it out.  Prizes will actually be awarded to the winners.

William Shatner DVD Club-  Now who wouldn't want a sci-fi or fantasy movie personally endorsed by none other than Bill Shatner delivered to his or her doorstep every month?  Believe it or not it's actually a pretty good deal at 50 bucks a year, and we get a great comission off of it slywink.  I'm even considering getting a subscription myself.

Barter Bee- Barter Bee looks intriguing enough to me that I want to give it a shot.  It is basically a trader's market, where you amass credits according to how much you trade in and no money actually changes hands.  If any of you try it out, please give impressions as it looks pretty cool in concept.  Even if you don't want to try it, sign up for a free acount anyway as we get a payout for every signup biggrin

EVE Online- A lot of you have already given this widely popular MMO a spin, but for those of you who haven't, I encourage you to give it a shot.

So, there you have it.  Feel free to leave any feedback here in this thread.   I'll post an update when we get the forum banner rotation going.
2386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey's got a new costume... [Spoiler] on: February 24, 2006, 07:53:55 PM
Quote from: "Farscry_Redux"
I just think the poster is greyscale deliberately for the whole "black & white" effect for mood-setting.  I don't think the costume is actually black & white.


No, it is.  It has been officially stated by Sony, I believe.
2387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spidey's got a new costume... [Spoiler] on: February 24, 2006, 02:54:36 PM
No no no, this is obviously a teaser ad for the PS3, you can tell by the font. unibrow
2388  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 22, 2006, 05:15:02 PM
Quote from: "DarkEL"
Quote from: "tiny ogre"
And just for the sake of adding another movie no one's mentioned, I'll throw out that one with George Peppard and John-boy from the Waltons.  Battle Beyond the Stars or somesuch.  Bad star wars ripoff.
Hey I think I remember that flick. One of the guys was called "Space Cowboy", and i don't remember it being bad at all - no star wars mind you but a highly enjoyable flick (granted i was probably in still in grade school when I saw it)


That was the one with the ship that had boobies!

Seriously, though, that movie was big-time chees but fun nonetheless.  I actually remember seeing another movie that recycled a ton of the effects shots from it a few years later that was much, much worse.
2389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 21, 2006, 08:12:53 PM
Quote from: "Big Jake"
An even better example of this is The Keep: Directed by Michael Mann.  Scott Glenn as an inhuman protector.  Ian Mckellen as a potentially conflicted Nazi collaborater.  Younger Gabriel Byrne as a vicious no nonsense SS officer.  Jurgen Prochnow as a Nazi with a conscience.   Music by Tangerine Dream  Wow.  Talk about misfiring.


NO!  The Keep was awesome!  Pooie on you!
2390  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 21, 2006, 01:57:40 AM
Quote from: "Xmann"
Napoleon Dynamite


Shuddup!
2391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Now Playing: Just Like Heaven on: February 20, 2006, 02:36:04 AM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Okay, first off I'd like to say that this was My Fair Lady's choice of entertainment for the evening.

Dude!  You let her pick a chick flick to watch on your birthday?  I'm afraid we're gonna have to suspend your man card there, buddy.  You can have it back in a week or once you've watched a movie with a minimum of 42 explosions and 3 bare breasts.  Whichever comes first.


Total Recall would have you covered on the explosions and breasts (of course all three breasts are on the same mutant woman...)
2392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Scanner Darkly- new trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: February 18, 2006, 07:42:19 PM
Here is Bob's website: www.flatblackfilms.com
2393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Scanner Darkly- new trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! on: February 18, 2006, 12:04:31 AM
Watch it here

Wow.  Just wow.  I actually know the guy who is the head of animation for the movie and created the software for this animation technique (also seen in Waking Life and those Charles Schwab commercials)  and it has come a looooong way since I rememeber him first working on it.  This looks FANTASTIC!!!
2394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST 02/15 [Episode Spoilers] on: February 17, 2006, 02:48:21 AM
Mr. Crabs!
2395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Favorite 007 on: February 16, 2006, 01:07:56 AM
Quote from: "Starshifter"
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
Quote from: "Starshifter"
Why Connery?  What are your reasons besides the fact that he was the first Bond and pretty much defined the role.


Asking 'Why Connery?" is like asking 'why is the sky blue?"  Because it's the best damn color for it, that's why!


The sky is blue because of the refraction of light caused by the composition of our atmosphere.


Yes, it is called Rayleigh Scattering.

I had an entire lecture on it in my Physical Meteorology class in college.  biggrin

Couldn't wait to hit the beers after that lecture.  :lol:


I don't see how any of what you posted invalidated my statement in the slightest. slywink
2396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Favorite 007 on: February 15, 2006, 05:41:37 PM
Quote from: "Starshifter"
Why Connery?  What are your reasons besides the fact that he was the first Bond and pretty much defined the role.


Asking 'Why Connery?" is like asking 'why is the sky blue?"  Because it's the best damn color for it, that's why!
2397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Favorite 007 on: February 15, 2006, 03:26:31 PM
"You expect me to talk?"
"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"

Connery, all the way.

Moore was cool, but Moonraker was BAAAAD.

Screw the other guys.  Brosnan should have taken the role when he was offered it originally.
2398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Give the Vice President a gun and look what happens on: February 14, 2006, 06:52:57 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
But with this administration's disregard for the law, it really isnt all that surprising.


Ok, drink everyone!
2399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Give the Vice President a gun and look what happens on: February 14, 2006, 01:25:17 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
TSG finally has the report.

Report made: two days after incident.  Meaning, reporters knew about it before the police did.

I guess gun incidents aren't a major concern down there in Texass.

[edit] they were also hunting illegally.  Not that, you know, the law really matters.  Cuz he's the VP.  If he does it, it's legal.


Again, you assume too much.  The fact that the report was issued today does not mean that reporters knew about it before police, it just means that the report issued carries today's date.
2400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Give the Vice President a gun and look what happens on: February 13, 2006, 11:51:51 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
The article doesn't state that the accident wasn't reported, just that it wasn't reported publicly until later.  If anything, Cheny should have made a public statement sooner.  that is all.


Correction: it doesnt state that the accident WAS reported.

In our age of propaganda, what they don't say is more revealing than what they do.  So again, where is the incident report?


WRONG WRONG WRONG.  It states clearly that the accident wasn't reported publicly. PUBLICLY.  You are inferring that it wasn't reported at all which apperently it was in some way shape or form otherwise we wouldn't be hearing about it.  Considering the press is all over this like flys on shit don't you think that would come to light?  The fact that knowledge of this comes from outside the White House propaganda machine has escaped you, hasn't it?
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