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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: April 10, 2012, 04:15:55 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 10, 2012, 12:40:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 10, 2012, 12:22:51 PM

"and the Darkstone shiiiiiiiiiiiines..."

Loved this one back in the day, but doubt it holds up well.
Oh God the song! Thanks for reminding me about that!
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Sword and the Sorcerer on: March 29, 2012, 08:44:17 PM
I remember the credits to The Sword and the Sorcerer promising a sequel. I've been waiting decades for that.
3  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: Damn it. Best Antivirus? on: March 26, 2012, 04:53:44 PM
Dunno. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and I haven't had any virus problems.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Dark Souls Possible on the PC on: March 23, 2012, 05:05:53 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on March 23, 2012, 03:36:50 PM

By removing the monster in Amnesia you're removing the core of the game, the fear factor, the entire point of the game is to survive. If you wanted to experience the atmosphere, then congrats, you removed it and didn't experience it at all.
And yet he enjoyed it...
5  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Re: Re: $25 Amazon for $25 itunes credit? on: March 21, 2012, 04:48:36 PM

Quote from: kratz on March 21, 2012, 03:39:37 PM

Are you actually looking to buy *tunes*?  Because amazon mp3 is DRM free...
Apple has been DRM free for a couple years. They just use AAC instead of mp3 format.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Re: Am in a Book Reading Funk (Need Help!) on: March 19, 2012, 11:50:29 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 19, 2012, 05:15:54 PM

Quote from: warning on March 19, 2012, 05:07:49 PM

Go ahead and read The Hunger Games. Don't worry about the two that come after, just read the first for now. It's a good story and a quick read.

Are the other two books bad?

Not at all.  It's just that the first book tells a well-contained story by itself.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Am in a Book Reading Funk (Need Help!) on: March 19, 2012, 05:07:49 PM
Go ahead and read The Hunger Games. Don't worry about the two that come after, just read the first for now. It's a good story and a quick read.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PS3/360]Classics HD on: March 16, 2012, 04:05:49 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 16, 2012, 01:08:07 PM

I really (random encounter) tried to (random encounter) like Skies (random encounter) of Arcadia, but (random encounter) I could never (random encounter) really get (random encounter) into it for (random encounter) some reason.  Can't (random encounter) really put (random encounter) my finger (random encounter) on (random encounter) why (random encounter).
Wuss! Real men take the too-frequent random encounters and ask for more!
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS3/360]Classics HD on: March 15, 2012, 04:54:05 PM
That would be amazing. I never got far in Shenmue but I loved Skies of Arcadia.
10  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: Going to take the plunge from Windows 7 to Ubuntu - Now all things Ubuntu/Linux on: March 26, 2011, 12:48:14 PM
You should at least check out Linux Mint Debian Edition on a live cd.  It's really lovely and very polished.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica HD remakes on: March 24, 2011, 11:51:13 AM

Quote from: Ridah on March 24, 2011, 01:53:48 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 23, 2011, 05:11:47 PM

If I can't move and shoot then I am still out. One of the dumbest game play designs ever

I think it was smart, myself. It made encounters with zombies a lot more terrifying. What's so dumb about it?

If artificial restrictions are what is needed to create a feeling of terror and stress then why not go all the way with it?  Make your character a one-legged, one-eyed person.  You can only move by awkwardly hopping around and the left half of your screen is black so you never can quite tell how close a zombie may be on your blind side.  Couldn't get much more stressful and terrifying than that.

Nah.  On second thought, that would be ridiculous.  Instead how about a game that doesn't let you frantically retreat while you are firing wildly and inaccurately at a horde of zombies that are closing in?

That was my problem with RE4.  That and escorting the stupid president's daughter around.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Japan Quake Humor--WARNING--IF YOU ARE POLITICALLY CORRECT, DONT READ THE THREAD on: March 15, 2011, 01:19:04 AM

Quote from: hepcat on March 14, 2011, 06:46:20 PM

mods, don't you dare lock this thread.  i say we ride this here beast to the bitter end...

I locked this bitch earlier today. HOW ARE YOU PEOPLE GETTING THROUGH????
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Doctor Who 6th Season on: March 12, 2011, 03:22:16 AM

Quote from: xenocide on March 10, 2011, 06:09:08 PM

In my head I still see Dr Who as David Tennant.  Even after seeing all the new episodes so far, every time I go a little while without watching Dr Who and I see him as Matt Smith, I say "oh ya, I forgot about that, David Tennant is not Dr Who any more."

I don't know if that is just because Tennant was so great or because Smith is kind of forgettable.  Maybe both.

I loved Tennant but by the end I was so tired of all the melodramatic crap with Rose and him saying "I'm sorry.  I'm so, so sorry" every other episode.  Smith is a breath of fresh air and doesn't have the continuity problems Tennant had to deal with.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [3DS] Zelda: Ocarina of Time on: March 06, 2011, 10:21:57 PM
I'm working my way through the original Ocarina and I like it.  I can definitely tell I would have enjoyed it more upon release but it holds up really well.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dropbox - anyone here use it? on: January 27, 2011, 11:04:28 PM

Quote from: Chaz on January 27, 2011, 12:58:24 AM

What kind of user involvement does Sugarsync require that's more than Dropbox?
Not much.  Dropbox is pretty simple and SugarSync aims for that but is a bit rougher around the edges.  They also have a lot more features available and make it easy to set things up like I have it: a "Photos" folder that syncs across three computers and a "Sync" folder that syncs across only two of those three computers.  Those folders could conceivably be anywhere on your system (not limited to a "My Dropbox" folder for example).
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dropbox - anyone here use it? on: January 26, 2011, 11:15:49 PM
Dropbox is great and pretty much a no-brainer but I've actually stopped using it and switched to SugarSync.

Sugarsync starts you off with 5gb free space for an account.  I also like the fact that they have a $5/month plan that gives you 30 GB (more than enough for lots of online photos, etc for me) where Dropbox's paid plans start at $10/month for 50 GB.

It does require a bit more user involvement so it's not really for grandmas, etc.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: January 20, 2011, 11:20:13 PM
This uses cartridges right?  After putting all my games on a DS flashcart I don't think I want to go back to having multiple, easy to lose carts again.  At least not until the price drops a lot.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII replay: on PC in high resolution on: August 16, 2010, 01:46:25 AM
You were killing me until I saw this:

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 14, 2010, 07:29:17 PM

-Autistic Angel
(by way of warning)

I kept thinking "This sounds like something I wrote..."

19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [SRPG FFT FANS ALERT!] Square Enix announced a Tactics Ogre remake for PSP on: July 24, 2010, 11:51:30 PM
This makes me very happy and means I won't have to drop around $100 to get a legit copy from Ebay.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wow! Not liking Babylon 5 so far... on: April 13, 2010, 12:04:17 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 12, 2010, 06:53:47 PM

There is no 5th season ninja

Two words: singing psychics


I was surprised to see this thread resurrected!  I really didn't like Season 1 but ended up loving 2, 3 and 4.  The last season was... well... singing psychics.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] USB dashboard update out. on: April 07, 2010, 12:16:17 PM
I bought this one for $34 and it works great.  The only problem is it's too wide to fit in the rear USB slot so it's in the front one.  No biggie for me as  have a wired controller in the back one anyway.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] USB dashboard update out. on: April 07, 2010, 05:15:26 AM
Yep.  I installed Rock Band 2 to a USB drive tonight.  No problems.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 06, 2010, 08:07:41 PM
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In this thread we list our (sometimes irrational) dislike of certain game genres on: April 01, 2010, 01:16:32 AM
I like most everything.  Except for sports games.  I haven't enjoyed a sports game since NHL '94 on the Sega Genesis.  But I flat-out LOVED that game.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Confirmed: USB Storage for 360 in Spring Update on: March 27, 2010, 06:11:34 PM
I can hook my Sansa Fuze up to the 360 via a USB cable and access the music from there.  I haven't tried it in-game but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: March 24, 2010, 09:56:03 PM

Quote from: Devil on March 24, 2010, 06:35:44 PM

At this point I think Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville's "Don't Know Much" should be playing in the background of this thread.

Soooooo much love!!


I'm just embarrassed for you that you know a duet by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: March 23, 2010, 06:43:46 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on March 23, 2010, 05:35:48 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on March 23, 2010, 04:19:59 PM

Think about this: A Madden game where you can actually tilt the DS left and right to see your wideouts.

Actually that sounds terrible.

A Madden game?   Tongue
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bernie Madoff has the piss beaten out of him on: March 19, 2010, 10:21:52 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on March 19, 2010, 09:46:15 PM

Quote from: ericb on March 19, 2010, 09:43:59 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 19, 2010, 09:19:46 PM

The incident happened in December but was only confirmed today, because the prison and Bernie Madoff are liars.

Reading about a "homosexual posse" and other prison gangs only confirms my notion that the U.S. prison system needs some serious reform. People should not become more violent after going to prison. As for Madoff, I don't consider being assaulted in prison as some kind of appropriate additional punishment.

Tell that to the people who lost everything they owned because of him and are living in a one room apartment and eating ramen noodles in their retirement.  The only appropriate punishment for him is to never get out of prison.  The only good thing he did was wake some people up to other con artists just like him so maybe they don't get ripped off as bad.

Isn't never getting out of prison the punishment he's been given?

Well, that and a beating apparently.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: March 13, 2010, 02:32:31 AM
Just got started on this tonight and I'm liking it so far.  Always interesting to see the new things they do with each iteration of the series.  I will say I was taken aback by the dude with the bird in his 'fro.  That's some strange character design.

Game looks great on the 360 and I think the music is well-done.  Very interested to see where this goes.
30  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Alganon and Derek Smart - Their new CEO on: March 11, 2010, 11:47:21 PM
Fun fact: Derek Smart is the only person pre-banned from the Gaming Trend forums.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass effect 2 Launch and impressions (the REAL One) on: March 10, 2010, 05:00:48 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
I wound up with no one dying but I really don't remember the choices I made.  Later on I read that people died and was surpised.  I think I was just lucky.

It is a great game.  I finished Mass Effect 2, went back and replayed Mass Effect 1 with a completely different character and finished it (for the 3rd time).  I'm now back playing Mass Effect 2 again, this time on Hardcore as a female Infiltrator.

I really like Hardcore and wish I'd started out that way the first time through.  I have to think so much more during the combat which is a lot of fun.

Edit:  One more thing.  I wish they'd just get rid of the romance/sex part of the games.  They're always done poorly and are embarrassingly cliche.  It's such a formula now in their games (haven't played Dragon Age but I'm guessing it doesn't stray too far from the rut).  Hmm... there's a female NPC in my party... I wonder if I choose just the right conversation options and do her loyalty quest will I get to have awkward PG-13 simulated space sex?  Ugh.  I have no problem with sex in games but Bioware really needs to mix things up.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is there a dedicated Playstation site? on: March 08, 2010, 01:41:06 PM
Well they are "dedicated" which is what jblank was asking for!   icon_razz
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is there a dedicated Playstation site? on: March 07, 2010, 05:05:08 AM
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What was your first CD? on: March 05, 2010, 11:07:58 PM
First vinyl album was either Def Leppard's Pyromania or Rush's Signals.

First CD was R.E.M.'s Life Rich Pageant.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Convince me that I need a 360 on: March 05, 2010, 05:49:34 PM
Crackdown is just about reason enough to own a 360.  And I never was interested in multiplayer.  It's just that good.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dog owners - can you watch "sad dog movies"? on: March 04, 2010, 05:19:41 PM
There are lot of "dog movies" where the dog winds up dead.  I'd be a quivering mess on the floor if I watched them.  They don't appear to bother my wife at all.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XIII Site Launched on: March 03, 2010, 05:33:27 PM
In for the 360 version.  I don't think I've ever finished a Final Fantasy game until a year or two (or sometimes many years) after its release.  I really want to focus on this one and enjoy it along with everyone else.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 shortage? Come ON you pompus executive b*stards! on: March 03, 2010, 02:05:36 PM
I understand they might be available on
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 shortage? Come ON you pompus executive b*stards! on: March 03, 2010, 12:27:06 AM
They're in stock at Amazon.

Edit: lildrgn is selling a 40GB in the trading section.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo DSi LL/XL on: February 25, 2010, 06:01:43 PM
I'm guessing those 100 classic books are all public domain and could be freely downloaded from a site like Feedbooks and used with the iPad, Kindle and Sony's ereader.

Nice try though Nintendo.
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