http://gamingtrend.com
November 27, 2014, 02:55:14 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 59 60 [61] 62 63 ... 75
2401  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?
2402  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.
2403  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).
2404  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.
2405  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.
2406  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
2407  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.
2408  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!
2409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 21, 2006, 01:57:40 AM
Quote from: "Xmann"
Napoleon Dynamite


Shuddup!
2410  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...)
2411  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
2412  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!!!
2413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST 02/15 [Episode Spoilers] on: February 17, 2006, 02:48:21 AM
Mr. Crabs!
2414  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
2415  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!
2416  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.
2417  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!
2418  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.
2419  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?
2420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Give the Vice President a gun and look what happens on: February 13, 2006, 10:53:01 PM
from reuters:

Quote
Whittington was treated on the scene by Cheney's traveling medical detail before being taken by helicopter to the hospital.

The accident was not reported publicly by the vice president's office until Sunday afternoon and then only after an account provided by the ranch's owner appeared on the Web site of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times -- the local newspaper.


emphasis my own.

Basically, Cheney went hunting with a bunch of guys on a remote Texas ranch, accidentally shot a guy who didn't give a heads-up that he was in the line of fire, and Cheny had him treated by his personal detail and airlifted to the nearest hospital.  Of course he could have waited longer for the local authorities to show up at the remote ranch but they did what was necessary to get him treated and under care soon as possible.

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.
2421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Give the Vice President a gun and look what happens on: February 13, 2006, 10:15:54 PM
If an ambulance came out the authorities were notified.  Aren't hospitals supposed to report shootings to the police right away?

Seriously, this is a reach.  give it up. Drifter nailed it, the media got all pissy cause a local paper scooped 'em.
2422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Give the Vice President a gun and look what happens on: February 13, 2006, 06:59:11 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Ah, ok.  If I ever shoot someone, I'll just make sure we don't involve the authorities.  The gub'ment doesnt have to stick their nose into my bid'ness.


You don't read so good, do you?  The authorities were informed, the media wasn't told for 24 hrs.

yeesh.
2423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hopes for X-3... fading........ on: February 11, 2006, 11:21:30 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Although I already knew about it, did we really need th'Fool's spoiler in here?  Even if we think the movie will be crap its not really fair to anyone who might actually be looking forward to it.


fixed.  sorry about that.
2424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hopes for X-3... fading........ on: February 11, 2006, 08:25:09 PM
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Where the hell is Cyclops in all of this?


Spoiler for Hiden:
oh, you didn't hear?  He dies early in the film.

That's right, Cyclops dies early on in what is supposed to be the dark Phoenix saga. puke


sigh.  I had so much hope after seeing the end of xmen 2.
2425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kinky Friedman for Governor of Texas 06! on: February 10, 2006, 12:58:49 AM
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Voting for Kinky Friedman is an excellent way to support Governor Perry's reelection bid.


sigh.  look, just click on the link and check out the nifty cartoon.  At the very least you might find it entertaining.
2426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What are some good fantasy movies? on: February 09, 2006, 04:04:24 PM
Ok, bear with me here- Legend The Director's Cut

Yes, the theatrical version blows, but the director's cut actually makes sense, and the original Jerry Goldsmith score elevates the movie into the best fantasy movie that should have been.  That's right, no horrible, horrible Tangerine Dream.

Seriously, it's really pretty damn good.
2427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kinky Friedman for Governor of Texas 06! on: February 09, 2006, 04:18:19 AM
This says it far better than I can

And a certain red-headed stranger may be his running mate....

biggrin:D:D:D
2428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Adolf Bush? on: February 06, 2006, 04:20:40 AM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
First, it's spelled "The" not "th'", although one's spelling has nothing to do with this discussion. Sorry not everyone is as good as you.


At no point did I say I was better than anybody else.  You misspelled the word twice and it bugged me, that's all.

Quote
It doesn't end at just Afghanistan and Iraq, we have our troops ALL OVER THE WORLD. We occupy damn near every country out there, many of them whom the people (Saudia Arabia as an example) don't want us their in the first place, much like the Roman Empire.


Bush didn't put those troops there, we have had bases in many countries all over the world for decades, and in agreement with those countries governments.  We do not 'occupy' any country other than our own and Iraq right now.

Quote
Third,  and once again, I wasn't comparing Bush to Hitler. Even though you haven't said I have, the fact that you keep bringing it up means your mind is well made up long before even posting something. That's pretty close-minded, IMO.


You start a thread about how someone compared Bush to Hitler and how you thought that wasn't far from the truth and I commented on how idiotic I thought that was.   I keep on bringing it up because that is what the topic is. :roll:  :roll:
 
Quote
I've read what you've had to say and even agree with you to some extent, but Bush crusading the world to spread "liberty" and "democracy" by any means necessary isn't exactly a man who's in search of world peace. Bush is a madman, pure and simple.


You are the one purporting that he is doing this by 'any means necessary'.  Also, Bush is not the first president to state that he wants to spread liberty and democracy across the world.  Practically every president since the cold war has stated this mission.

Quote
How many other presidents would have taken their country to war based off of lies? Surely not Gore - as he's come out in full force speaking against the war. Surely not Clinton either. I never minded Clinton, but little Bush, he's got to be the worst president in the history of this country.


While I agree Bush is horrible, there have been worse in my opinion.
 
Quote
And this isn't just about democrats either. I've always been a registered republican, hell, my favorite congressman is representative ron paul from Texas - a republican - who continually speaks out against things like the war, the so called "patriot act" and the continuing war Bush is making against both his own countrymen and those who won't bend to his will.


Fabulous.  If you live in Texas, help us get Kinky Friedman on the ticket for governor this year.

Quote
2 years is plenty of time. Proof or not, I have no doubt Bush is already being pulled by the puppet strings to think up a good excuse why we need to go attack and occupy another country (Iran) when the truth got out that there were no WMD's in Iraq.


Sabres are rattling right now, for sure, but Bush is going to have a much harder time convincing Congress to approve action against Iran this time around.  Remember that Iran is talking a lot of shit right now too, and the US isn't the only country that has issue with that.
2429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Adolf Bush? on: February 06, 2006, 03:08:21 AM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
All it takes is two years for us to be occupying yet another country and have increased anti-American feelings across the globe while young Americans continue to kill and be killed.
I don't think anyone here has ever likened Bush to Hitler, but if that's what you want to assume from a link to someone who did, then hey, it's a free country.
However, a president going to war and getting thousands of Americans killed based off of LIES - what a dishonor for you to call that "redicilious" all those who gave their lives fighting for something we shoudn't be in in the first place.
Yeah, that's redicilous.


First of all, it is spelled 'ridiculous'.

Second, attacking Afghanistan and invading Iraq is a far cry from "a blood thirsty crusade across the globe to install his own idealogies, by any means necessary."  You have elevated Bush into this demonic madman status that just comes off as immature.  Bush is a horrible president, but he is not Hitler, or the anti-christ, or anything like that, and in two years we the people will be replacing him with some other shit-head.  He can't run again.  Just like Clinton couldn't before him.  He will be gone and we will have another shifty-eyed politician to regale and villify.

Third, I'm calling it ridiculous that people who think the deaths of American Soldiers in Iraq is in any way equal to the deaths of millions of Jews in the gas chambers and the concentration camps.
2430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Adolf Bush? on: February 06, 2006, 01:29:09 AM
Again, patently ridiculous.  In two years Bush will be gone and these statements will look ridiculous.  I'll revisit this when Bush starts building concentration camps and begins wholesale genocide and eat my hat, but somehow, I don't think that is gonna happen.

You might as well be calling Bush 'The Boogeyman', or Freddie Kruger.  Oh, and Rumsfeld is just as stupid as Chavez for the comparison.
2431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Adolf Bush? on: February 05, 2006, 01:12:34 AM
Yawn.

Seriously, Bush sucks, but all this Hitler talk is bullshit.  Not to mention childish and insulting to those who did suffer at Hitler's hands.
2432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New PS3 information on: February 03, 2006, 09:20:38 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
Quote from: "Arkon"
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
The PS3 is going to blow people away.  

THERE, I SAID IT.


That must be a really powerful cooling fan then!


It will blow people across ROOMS!


I think it'll be intersting enough if it will blow people.  Talk about unusual peripherals... :shock:
2433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Farcry Instincts, anyone? on: February 02, 2006, 08:54:12 AM
Quote
The gaming trend reviewer was obviously enjoying the game Wink


Yup.  I loved it.  Even made my best of the year list at #2 (Psychonauts was #1)
2434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What? No Porn Worm discussion? on: February 01, 2006, 06:44:04 PM
Yup.  that's why I do all of that stuff on my mac biggrin
2435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Need a background... on: January 31, 2006, 08:13:20 PM
Looks like this one was made for you, KD:

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=27
2436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Microsoft thinking about getting into the handheld business? on: January 27, 2006, 04:17:04 AM
uh, duh....  it'll be the xPod
2437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Disney to acquire Pixar? on: January 24, 2006, 06:04:47 PM
I interpeted it as John Lasseter taking over the entire Disney Animation dept.  Disney does other stuff, too, y'know?

Now, I'm speculating here, but what if Lasseter put Brad Bird in charge of re-forming and revitalizing the 2d dept?  THAT WOULD RULE.
2438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Disney to acquire Pixar? on: January 24, 2006, 02:16:22 PM
Bah!  I didn't think that thread was getting enough love.  The subject title was  not as direct.

Besides, I'm excited about this news and the quote from the new article warms my heart. biggrin
2439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Disney to acquire Pixar? on: January 24, 2006, 08:17:15 AM
Read it here.

But wait, Disney=bad, right?  Well, now that Eisner is gone we may see some positive change, and if this happens, well:

Quote
Several crucial details were still being hammered out Monday, including the employment contracts for certain Pixar executives, among them John Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer and a former animator at Disney, one person said. He is expected to oversee the animation unit that would become part of Disney's filmed animation division.


Let me just say that this= fuck yes!  This would assuredly usher in a new golden age for Disney animation.  And Steve Jobs on the board of directors?  unibrow
2440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What country will Bush attack next? [RP] on: January 23, 2006, 06:34:45 PM
Quote
Do you think all this rhetoric he and his regime have been spewing against countries like Iran and North Korea are just for fun and game? He's building it all up for something, and I think it's got a lot more to do than just sanctions.


See, that's the thing, there is tons of rhetoric. In fact, both Iran and North Korea are tossing around several times more rhetoric than the Bush admin is.  Does that make them more likely to attack?  Not really.  I would be more worried if we heard nothing coming out of those countries.

I would say that a 'pre-emptive' strike against any country is just not going to happen at this point.  Look, I think Bush is a fuck-up myself, but to think that he's just sitting around the white house going "hmnnn, I only have two more years left- I must attack someone before I get out!" is pretty juvenile.
Pages: 1 ... 59 60 [61] 62 63 ... 75
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.205 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.071s, 1q)