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  1. OH MY GAWD SKY GOT MARRIED! On a little more on topic note: Hi guys. It's been a long time (GlaDOS voice). I too have gone to uni and can only dream of all the free time I used to have. I think I left around the time pretty much most of the active members left. Having long lost any real interest in GTA -apart from it just being a nice game- I kept coming here for the community. As the community started to fall apart (sort of), so did my reason to stay I suppose. I actually blame Facebook and the likes. I'd much rather join a forum with people with the same interest who have constructive -and sometimes less constructive- discussions, than get active on the self-glorifying place that is Facebook that, to me, serves no real purpose. Sure, it has it pro's, but as far as my use goes that's all in closed groups, which isn't exactly the main attraction of social media as far as I know. It has all long come and is probably here to stay. I seriously doubt if forums will ever be as important as they used to be. It's had it's heyday, I'm afraid.. A forum requires an investment. People obviously aren't willing to do that anymore. Blogging is 'old', microblogging is what most people do. Same goes for forums I suppose. Another thing is that forums used to be every so slightly 'underground'. With gaming now completely open to everyone, the need to look for a specific place to share your enthusiasm for a product with has (probably) disappeared. Hope I'm wrong though. I'd love people to realize the joy that can be had on forums with a good community. By the way, sending an email to everyone seems like a reasonable idea. Or at least to everybody with 500+ posts or something. TGTAP isn't some regular SPAM sender, so probably nobody would mind.
  2. Hey, TM! I remember having had a sort of forum fight with you. I also remember Silberio making a thread in the warzone about me. Though sort of expected with the announcement of GTA V, it's quite amusing to see that we're all suddenly coming back. Weren't you TGTAP staff at some point TM? For some reason I do recall that you were, but I might just be mistaken. Edit: Has anyone actually seen Slayer in like.. the past 2 years? Or Ghost?
  3. I only recall having seen the 2005 design. Took about half a year of lurking until I made an account. Used TGTAP mainly for getting mods (like many of us probably).
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    Febo, really? Haha, that's quite funny. I tend to just go to a some place that serves burgers (Burger King or McDonalds, even though I actually don't like everything they serve). My dad likes Febo quite a lot though for some reason. If you ever happen to come to the Netherlands again, just PM or email me (probably best to email me I think). Some for all the others by the way. I don't live in Amsterdam, but I do like the place quite a lot. People for some reason just seem much friendlier over there than in the rest of the country. Might be because of all fumes of marijuana that constantly are in the air there, haha. If you're doing German, then you would be able to learn Dutch in no time. Not that it would be worth your time though..
  5. Part was from Playstation Magazine I believe. The picture was from a Dutch gamingsite. They wouldn't post a fake themselves, but they warned that it may very well be a fake. Supposedly from a Sony employee or something.
  6. I don't know.. I don't really like dubstep. I don't 'hate' it or something. I can bare listening to it, but more in the way that I'm able to listen to a dishwasher as opposed to hearing a vacuumcleaner. To me it's usually just a frequency with a high amplitude. I can't see much more in it then that. There are a few exeptions though. Some that are quite nice. But in general I don't really think anything at all about dubstep and I can't understand why everybody suddenly does like it. It could have been worse though, haha.
  7. I'd like multiple cities. I spent most of my time in de Desert, the countryside and LV. Just coming back to LS now and then for something in my imaginary storyline. It's still the only game I've ever did that in. Having that vast world gave nearly endless possibilities. GTA IV feeling somewhat confined in my opinion and in the end I found it to be rather disappointing. Just didn't give me the same kicks as Vice City and San Andreas did (GTA III was before my time I guess.. at least before I was able to buy games myself). I doubt that Rockstar is going to do it, but I do sincerely hope that they put in some other city. Or at least some little other towns like the country side had. Just thinking of driving through the countryside from town to town with K-Rose on makes me happy. Same for doing stuff with the Hydra over the desert and area whatever (probably 69, knowing Rockstar) with K-DST. Rockstar is extremely skilled in recreating time periods. I don't understand why they're suddenly making their GTA games in the present. They just aren't as good at that if you ask me.
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    Sky! I haven't seen a post from you in ages! I seriously saw you as some extremely awesome big brother like five years back and now you're married.. Time flies man. I hope you're enjoying life and everything. I'm studying physics now at uni. Don't know what to call it in English, but I joined a sort of fraternity, but then with girls. Not many though, it's dominated by males. I think a little under 30% must be female. I don't know how these things are in other countries, but for Dutch standards it's quite an old fashioned type of thing with loads of rules and the like. I'm quite happy with joining though. Sure the first few weeks really aren't fun, but after that everything is pretty cool. In the end the thing I'm doing most there is just drinking though.. Apart from that.. uhm, not much to say, but I'm quite happy with the way things are going. If there's meetup in England (or Europe) then I'd be able to come. I can't afford going to Florida, haha.
  9. Vista x86 on my desktop. Used to be quite a darn beefy system, but that's 3 years ago.. Win 7 x64 on my laptop. I mainly use my desktop and I was quite happy with Vista, but Win 7 feels quite snappy and I'm happy with it. It's a powerful laptop (workstation with i7 and quadro GPU), so I don't know for sure if it works so fast because of the specs or because of the OS.. Can't be bothered to buy another license for my PC now. I'll do that when I upgrade all the hardware (somewhere next year). By the way, I ran de Windows 8 Developer Preview. Now I know it's just a preview, but my impressions weren't grate. In fact, I thought of it to be incredibly shitty. You can't turn off that stupid tablet menu and the desktop has been reduced to the functioning of an application. There's a reason I don't like OSX devices and that I stick with Windows. Why is Microsoft going the Apple way by suddenly forcing all their preferences onto their users ):
  10. You sure about that? I had considered it myself, but concluded that after playing Fallout 3 and NV, Oblivion might feel very outdated and be a quite painful/archaic experience. Unless it has aged well (like Half Life for example), but there aren't many games that still feel right after all those years. I'm quite open for it, just not sure if it would be the right thing to do.
  11. I've never played Oblivion to be honest.. I've never played any real traditional RPG (with magic et cetera). I've played Fallout 3 and New Vegas though. Fallout 3 was.. well.. oke. Took some getting used to. Couldn't get over the fact that it actually isn't a shooter, so as far as gameplay goes, I just experienced it as the worst shooter ever. Then for New Vegas I finally had that rpg feel and I loved it. Is the Elder Scrolls very much different gameplaywise? Would I enjoy Skyrim if I liked New Vegas a lot?
  12. Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell Nice song to start the day with.
  13. Don't know where to put it, so I will just post it here. Maybe a leak, maybe a fake. Who knows.. The black around the map might indicate that some other regions haven't yet been unlocked, thus making SF and LV still an option. And then a big quote: Sounds quite nice.
  14. A little tip. I couldn't view it normally on the rockstar website, but the download button starts it up in your media player of choice and loads pretty fast.
  15. Wait a second.. Is it Los Santos or San Andreas? I couldn't really figure it out. Countryside was there too, so it might be SA, but they're was not LV or SF as far as I could see. And hooray for the return of planes.
  16. FUCK YEAH! I FUCKING LOVE SAN ANDREAS! I'm so happy, I could shit a rainbow!
  17. As expected, the Rockstar site won't load a thing ): *Continues to F5*
  18. I have the feeling that they're going to release a clip of about 30 seconds which will explain absolutely nothing except for what the quality of the graphics is going to be. Then we'll have to wait another month for the 'real' trailer. Guess we'll see.
  19. Oh, cool. Somebody posted in this thread. I'll update the first post but I don't have any time for that now. Perhaps this evening.. Eventually, I'll get to it!
  20. Anyone check the rockstargames website lately? Doesn't that somewhat confirm it already. If I'd have to place a bet, I'd say something like San Andreas. I sure hope it is in San An.
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    Portal 2

    Eh, what? I don't understand. Am I the only one who felt a little.. I don't know, hollow when finishing the game? So once again: it's a very good game with very high production values and I'd certainly recommend it to everyone. It just isn't the best game ever and actually is even a step down on some fronts compared to the original. The challenge rooms of the original actually were what the name suggested: a real challenge. Portal 2 basically just makes you walk a predetermined path while listening to the lines of Wheatley and GLaDOS while now and then popping a portal here and there. It isn't as grim as I may make it sound, but I had a bit higher expectations.. On the other hand, it's hard to 'wow' once again when having to live up to something as fresh as Portal 1 was.
  22. Here in Holland you're allowed to play 16+ when you're whatever age. AO games are also allowed, but if you're going to buy it your guardian should agree. There's only a rule against selling. Same for weed I think. You may not buy it under 18, but you may smoke. Anyway, under 18. Was 8 or 9 when I played GTA for the first time. Must have been 12 when I finally owned it. The violence is nothings special and it's sexual content is nothing worse than that kids discuss on the playground in my opinion.
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    Portal 2

    I am disappoint.. No challenge rooms.. and the puzzels we're not all that challenging. Though I have to admit I had a few 'what now' moments, it usually was cause I didn't understand a certain game mechanic. I did like Portal 2, don't get me wrong. Just... felt like it could have done better. and too much questions regarding the story are left unanswered. It's more of an afterthought though.. I enjoyed playing through it the first time. Sort of did it over again (well, half at least), but it's not that much fun doing it again.. unlike Portal 1, that gave you the possibilities to do things over again on a different way.
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    GTA 5 Screens?

    Exactly what Chris said. If you're going through all the trouble to leak screens, then surely you'd at least leak a good one. Als looks a bit like that photoshop effect 16 year old girls like to use for their FB. Or at least Dutch girls tend to like it. On top of that the guy couldn't keep his hand still. I go for fake. And the first one looks a bit too Vice City'ish. I would prefer VC to another LC GTA. Even better would be a net GTA set in in San Andreas, I loved that game..
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