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    Your Favorite Actor/ Actress/Musician

    I was REALLY pleased to see Betty White winning last night's TV LAND AWARDS 2015 LEGEND catagory. They also presented a montage to the late Joan Rivers. Two really amazing icons of pop culture, movies, and television. I didn't see all of the broadcast, but I have to say, there were a lot of stars who were in attendance!
  2. Revisiting Uncharted 3 on PS3, amazing as ever!!

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    What exactly happened?

    When I joined here it was only marginally more active then it seems to be, You have normal GTA die-hards who want to know what people are thinking, I never join a forum to lurk, I only want to express and share thoughts, and not to be big-headed about things in the slightest. If that's what people take away, they're DEAD WRONG. I like the sharing of a common interest and it's always spun out of my love for art and electronic, interactive gaming, as far back as those handheld blip based Mattel sports games. I hated sports, but they were keenly deviced. Texas Instruments gets a lot of credit for the Speak and Spell technology in the 70s helping to aid computerized voices that sound authentic! Coleco offered both the VISION and Gemini among the handheld arcade games it had great success with, and of course, I love original coin op arcade classics that I was weened on
  4. Blacklisted AGAIN by Rockstar NW staffers... Not fun!

  5. While we were hoping for a similar promo with the starting daze of GTAChronicles, it was just talk and rumor, Have to say, Mike was pretty excited to announce something like that, we really gave a serious go to GTAC and that's why it lasted 2 plus years online. I hope we'll see TGTAP members show casing some of what they can do with their copies. I read on Newswire obviously, TONS AND TONS of issues downloading and getting into the game. Others expressed no difficulty... Lucky bastards, eh?!?! hahaha
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    Xbox 360 first to celebrate!

    Nah, it seems like only YESTERDAY?!? I was leaving my 16 years in construction when I bought PS3 and Uncharted (one) my first foray into HiDef video gaming, beforehand, about the time of Xbox360, got Sony's original Playstation Portable which I've since owned 3 times over! hahaha Got rid of for cash but kept my game library, you have to have GTA Stories, or you're not hardcore! I wound up buying the PS2 versions as well, and like getting GTA5 for PC, I bought multiple versions at the end of the day, but I'm not committed to getting GTA5 on the current Xbox and PS4... I'll wait and see how big a jump forward the next one is, I think PC will be the ultimate expression of this GTA
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    Grand Theft Auto V Now Available for PC!

    Somethings have to be exclusive, otherwise there's not a lot of point, other then the hard work required to make multiplatform software. Remember in the PC World, there's that many more models and variety of hardware across the board, there was some contention from Sony about making unique points for RDR as one example, adding a unique hideout challlenge. It's just incentive to entice, but likely someone will share the feature somewhere online for those who don't have it, to hear, see, admire from afar! haha I found this article at Techspot for my mom, who bought a newer generation laptop (HP 15in touchSmart) to replace a first gen PCIexpress Dell desktop with XP as it ended it's lifespan... The article might be a bit over her head, but look at their benchmark testing of four variety levels of Intel Haswell core processors... why put this here? Because it can show you how much software can literally change the performance scale of the same hardware! Also points out Hyper Threading was disabled according to TS on the mid range Core i5 adding 4 core up from the dual core Core i3 baseline processors. http://www.techspot.com/review/972-intel-core-i3-vs-i5-vs-i7/page2.html This would factor into GTA's use of multiple threads and cores, as well as memory cache speeding things along
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    Grand Theft Auto V Now Available for PC!

    I went rather directly to Rockstar's Newswire, while I was on, at 700 to 800 comments time frame, IIRC, Rockstar left one notifier in the comments field and removed my last one, and while attempting to make a new comment, I was notified I'm now suspended there indefinitely supposedly either based on reference to Sam and Dan Houser, DMA and David Jones, or Hot Coffee, so don't make any references to those in the comments section or Rockstar's trigger happy staff may let you know you're presence is no longer required. I wish I was joking, but I only mentioned the factual information I laid out here and elsewhere, that the PC presence of gaming is based on those developers who have a personal sight on what hardware they prefer, I believe this is true of anyone who was brought up on gaming, and my reference to Hot Coffee was not to smear Rockstar's rep, the damage had already been done years ago, 2005 in particular and shortly thereafter. The point was to bring out the period of change in which Rockstar had seemingly embraced PC game modding and it's community and since went into hiding, and protective mode. It's true software modding isn't solely under fire from Rockstar, as an example, but I wanted to lay out the truths of how we go to where we are. It's sad they'd willingly try to cover that up. Just sad. I'll still be a willing customer and fan of Rockstar, BUT I can't say I go along with this idea that the truth hurts too much to admit to
  9. PC version GTA5, will be watching for any TV news stories, ads, etc!! COOL!!

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    What exactly happened?

    Sorry to DP on this thread, it almost seems exclusive about my case, personally, but let me re-iterate, I'm not alone in how disgruntled I am with GTAForums' antics, and it's largely because TANK, if he did create the forums, and everyone seems to suggest just that, he does NOT TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE in managing, As such, the staff have done anything they feel like doing, un-policed. The policy of how conduct should be is not inforced in a proper manner at all. If they reviewed my bans and apoligized for what they did, it would be a great first step, there's no proof or good reason for my temp bans or otherwise, just disgruntled readers. You can read anything and get upset or not understand the view-point. I'm sorry for you if that's the case, but an open mind always wins. Besides having Trip Mills in my corner since day one... I also have Waddy on my gaming friends (console) list, he doesn't chat too often at all, but he's typed messages to me over the years. and he came to GTAC to see how things were going as well. He's still in my list now, that should tell you something! Oh, and the word that caused confusion above is 'clicks', the proper spelling of that would be 'cliques'
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    PC User Input

    I want to start an article for the Hands On user feedback of members here to tell us what you're finding Rockstar got right and wrong about the PC release, also, share a bit of your hardware issue compatibility, but don't make a post just about that, we want to get a user feedback feel of what everyone thinks about the PC edition, and if you've been able to compare it to the consoles... new and or old!!
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    Rockstar Introduces the Rockstar Editor

    I can't start an article for you here, Chris, but today's the big day, ain't it? I just woke up myself and on a whim, wanted to see what articles are on the PC online so far... Here's one pointing out issues that PC Gamer magazine posted; http://www.pcgamer.com/if-you-cant-install-or-play-gta-5-right-now-this-might-be-why/ One of the problems even with a known site like PC Gamer (magazine worth noting, as well) is that a link from their earlier PC edition of GTA5 article for the Online segment is BROKEN! There's an internal server error only... I wonder if this could be due to large demands? One thing good about a site like this, you won't be bogged down with user access demands! hahaha Sorry The issue of actual media will be REAL interesting to watch for, TV and media coverage and sales figures, I'm personally hoping it's proven another windfall for Rockstar Games so as to help them becoming more on equal footing with Call of Duty's Activision and other major studios so they have the clout to produce the next big game, namely. Bigger and more bad-ass then ever before!!
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    Season Ends / Season Starts 2015

    I found this page talking about the Show-runner changes, worth noting to append our discussion above.... http://screencrush.com/tags/the-walking-dead/ I remember some of the earlier Talking Dead, but I think that aftershow party of sorts came on after the show had run for awhile. They were toying with the idea of adding a TALKING AMC segment to other series, but I think that might have been Chris Hardwick's joking at some point
  14. Of course, my own perspective is US Television and cable, you might not be privy to the same broadcast shows, but since few people comment on things other then GTA here, it's hard to tell really. DVD and other forms of programming do allow much wider access to programs and movies. I wanted to list the programs likely worthy of your attention ending or starting new seasons this year. Just ending are AMC's Mad Men, and The Walking Dead, one for good. Starting up soon, the second season of Halt and Catch Fire, also on AMC and mentioned here upon it's debut. Starting up but nearing an end of it's first season ever; Better Call Saul with Bob Odenkirk who found fame in Vince Gillligan's hit series Breaking Bad. I came late to that series, but not before it's final showing. So it was great to be on board enjoying that. I also am binging on past episodes of Game of Thrones on HBO. While I have that network, been enjoying a lot of it's programming. Game of Thrones returns for an all new season, as you no doubt heard based on it's major fan following. Sure to be a hit on the next installment of WATCHATHON a cable favorite for Xfinity/Comcast fans. Here in the USA, that entitles ALL cable subscribers to a week of any premium channel programming for free, you can use On Demand to watch anything available under the channel headings. It's awesome, have to say! Also coming up later in 2015, the aforementioned Walking Dead spin off show, set earlier in the 'zombie apocalypse' and in Los Angeles California. Let's hear your opinions on any of this, are you binge watching?? Are you collecting series on optical disc? DVR over-load?!?!?
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    What exactly happened?

    Well, as I said, after awhile, all the oppressive behavior of GTAForums' key staffing gets to you, and those members who SHOULD know better, they're still members, Expecting me to conform to their own ideals. I've no idea about their ideals, but I disagree with them trying to mold people's individuality to their will. That's not conducive to a good forum Net-iquette As far as that Hot Coffee user mod, the fact is I'm correct in stating the Rockstar 'sex game' is referred originally by the HC mod, as far as my experience reading about it since it's finding. The user who found it is a member of GTAForums too, which makes me laugh, but he joined up only a few years ago. Long after that fateful find. You are correct that all the mods that exist are unknown to me, so we're clear, I'm arguing semantics win out! hahaha
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    Season Ends / Season Starts 2015

    For the AMC TV end, I think of Gale Ann Hurd, former assistant to none other then James Cameron, as the head of the Television production, she's got quite a resume, going back to the monumental Terminator film!! Oh, and of course the input of Greg Nicoterro who has worked on SFX horror before. It shows. He was likely influenced by Tom Savini. I'd say your example is flawed in that the actors, new and old still work according to a script that's known a week or so I suspect, ahead of time, keeping security tight on such matters. Continuity usually requires someone in charge of maintaining shots from week to week or however it plays out, and that's needed for TV and movies, so I think that would also prevent what you describe. In a quick search for something to include, I found this new posted online article, again, don't think it is backing up our arguments one way or the other, Including it because it's newly posted is all.... http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/walking-dead-season-6-plot-production-updates-rick-morgan-clash-new-storyline-total-1495991 Another of interest, looking for one that's closest to up-to-date, maybe an earlier one points out better factoids, though I don't know. http://comicbook.com/2015/01/29/whats-the-difference-between-the-walking-dead-tv-show-and-comic-/ I had some issues editing due to the old Ethernet cable I had been using lost it's locking plastic tongs, it doesn't secure a connection to the router and the new one also presented some issue. I had to post-pone editing on the fly as a result, but this comparison goes to what's fresh in everyone's mind, the ending of the Mid-Season thus far. Also news popped up on my screen that the new GoT HBO series has been leaked online, the complete season?!? How so? I don't know, but it's alarming in the degree that someone might try that with the PC release of GTA 5, cracking it for free download and not support Rockstar Games for finally getting to PC, which they should THANKS via their payment of the game. Anyway, catching up for Game of Thrones is advised if you have anything like Comcast cable's Watchathon this year! One week only, all episodes available to view, BINGE!! http://screencrush.com/the-walking-dead-season-5-comic-tv-comparison-try/
  17. Hope you won't mind me bumping this, Chris, but I recently asked Rockstar via Newswire if the software patches for GTA 4 on PC were just abandoned or halted for other games, and with GTA5 coming to PC, could we see them renewed. I'll think to email them for a more direct response, but what I'd like to see is both GTA 4 and 5 for PC users get cross-generational improvements, if their building platform doesn't differ entirely, and that's likely the crux of it, right there... but I shouldn't think they're that far removed as builds
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    What exactly happened?

    I do after years of brow-beating at GTAForums, they ban me over and over before the permaban over 2 years ago now,. if memory serves. It's a select bunch of people who treat you like an outcast and just don't know you personally, enough to pass judgment in any way that has some merit. It seems too much to me like what goes on at GTAForums all the time, people being apprised of how worthless their contribution is, no matter what it is, it always seems like a 'Hey, I'm Better Then You' stance they take. I'm hoping you can see that pattern of abuse within GTAForums as the key to why people dislike it so. When I joined there I made plenty more mistakes that could have been avoided, but they keep stacking up things against you to use as ammunition to ban you, temp or otherwise, it really became a horribly UNFUN experience! I started our own forums trying to eliminate that type of staffing entirely. I think that's a great place to start, and though we (Chris with TGTAP) don't have the people contributing, at least at present despite all the GTA news actually going on, this seems common outside of GTAForums for some time. There wasn't the original Hot Coffee mod as made by Rockstar in GTA IV, that's my point, BTW. It would have been some REAL news on the Web or otherwise. The REAL mod as discovered in 2005 was in San Andreas for the older game systems... The confusion could be simply because the 'unlocking' tool for it is considered the mod, but it's still too generic, and someone appears cashing in on the notoriety that Rockstar, themselves caused.
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    Season Ends / Season Starts 2015

    I didn't think Frank Darabont had Scott Gimple's job, so that's interesting, but if you recall your TV and films well, Frank's reputation in the business was cemented with the works of Stephen King! You can't go wrong cutting your chops on his material...or can you?? hahaha I suppose so. The reasons behind what Gimple said about the scripting don't preclude anything Robert Kirkman who originated it, has said. What we don't know is how they come up with alternate story, what to include, and what not to. But there was a stated difference of opinion on how that should play out, and someone left due to that, Was it Frank Durabont? Perhaps. Anyway, what I heard said was that more of the middle of a predetermined path for the TV SERIES is fudged about in an ongoing process so it's likely debated and discussed months before shooting. I'm assuming he meant that only the TV series had a planned ending that could be reached perhaps, if need be to end the TV series, the comic or graphic novels don't have to adhere to the TV medium by their sheer nature. Oh and addendum to the other posting about lack of participation here at TheGTAPlace, there are people posting about online mods of the game still, and their YouTube efforts or finds, all relating to GTA gaming, and they're welcome to do so, but you mention you found my posts boring or not of interest, that's no reason for someone not to post, or be BANNED as GTAF do, what it means is the person who comes to read content only view and comment on what interests them, it could be anything at all within the structure of the forum. I don't bother reading what I don't have an interest in, and that goes for the whole of the Internet and anything else in print. I just feel giving someone a hard time about that is the wrong thing to do. It's also more harmful then good. It's starts to seem like some sort of personal fight with someone over how they're flawed. Just so you know, my comments aren't intended ever to hurt someone's feelings. I just feel like people misinterpret far easier online then off. But it can happen anywhere, really
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    GTA V PC Hands-on Previews

    I'm thinking the wait will be longer for REAL SERIOUS gamers because the hardware field will change yet again in 6 months! New CPU as mentioned from Intel will require a new socket, so that means new motherboards, and if DDR4 is required, new memory, but I wonder if PCI Express 4 is also included. The graphics card could be the most expensive thing you buy, and to hope it will last a few hardware generations. I asked on the Newswire comments about replacement of Games for Windows Live when it comes to GTAO - GTA5 - PC, but I'm afraid now it's buried in countless hardware queries! hahahaha I imagine Steam might be the main 'engine' for the online use of GTA5? I don't know since I only dabbled in online before, with GTA IV long ago. It's worried me that a CPU with 3GHZ or higher is recommended since they can be costly, if you're going for 4 cores or more. high clock speeds were Intel's whole of Pentium 4 race against AMD, but AMD proved clock speeds weren't the entire game. It's interesting to think about 4 cores recommended for all spec, that means multiple computing threads are designed into the game, assumedly. I'd hazard a guess that if you have to make due with Dual Core, make sure you've got the Nehalem of 2010 or newer, that way you have dual core with re-introduced Hyper Threading that can do the same thing data permitting (pipeline bottlenecks are most likely a result of HTT versus actual cores on the die (HTT is shorthand for HyperThreading Technology, and though it dates back to 2004, it's been effective enough to reintroduce since it's absence in Core 2 Duo processors) Newest tech Intels do have HTT enabled I believe, in most, if not all their CPUs
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    Season Ends / Season Starts 2015

    The Center for Disease Control doctor (I'm bad remembering ALL the character names) whispered something before blowing up the compound, I believe if that wasn't the factoid mentioning infection pre-existing prior to 'turning' then it might come into play later. It's hard to remember small scenes like that that aren't explained in short order. Recalling that Game of Thrones is also based on prior writings (novel) It's said that the new season deviates from the written source in both cases, so one cannot look for too many pre-existing clues. Also there's a tight security both for fans and the public as well as the actor's scripts they get prior to filming, so I believe, they're in the dark nearly as much as we are. RE: my comment about Scott Gimple, word is and likely mentioned in the Wiki for the series that the original producer quit over seeing the scripting differently. Kirkman doesn't seem too self absorbed to be angered about others working on the formulation, but the details I don't think were made public. I saw Robert Kirkman on the IFC series about writing series, and I hope people can find that to view somewhere. It allowed insight into how Walking Dead came about and his personal vision for it. The series might already be shelved, it seemed shortlived and I lost access to IFC after a year of introductory cable service mandated a change in my premium channels. I'm glad I got that viewing in! The series was already going for several seasons, and it aired probably about a year ago. I stand by what I said about Gimple's statements, I believe he voiced that nearly verbatim on The Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick
  22. Be sure to catch the annual Watchathon for cable TV USA viewing this month!

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    What exactly happened?

    Trevor, I don't mean offense either, but that is something I and I'm sure others would take personally. you denounce the merit of my posts. Just like GTAForums, the reason for bans and off topic reasons is staff don't even understand the fundamental concept of a forum, and the fact GTAF formerly GTA3 forums, were more then just about users talking GTA and gaming, that fact escapes them. The other thing that escapes their mind is that people from ALL WALKS OF LIFE inhabit the Earth, and as such, a small piece of that Earth, namely a forum on the Internet, Information Super Highway.... Expect non conforming souls abound. I tried in the 70s to conform to fellow class mates mandates of what was accepted and cool, I regret that to this day. Stand up for INDIVIDUALITY, and by your self and damn proud of that fact! The means may have changed, but the fundamentals of communication and what makes humans human HAS NOT. So as I gripe about GTAforums unrealistic user treatment, I would ask that you consider some facts... Anyone can post within reason, and it does not have to adhere to gaming in particular, as long as the section is the right one. The other thing is generational age gaps, I was born in the mid 1960s, Sam Houser and Dan at the beginning of the 1970s. Most people in gaming are young, SURE, but that doesn't exclude the young at heart either. I've lived it since day one you could say, before 1966, what home electronics were YOU using!?? See what I mean? It's simple in my mind. Allow fans of electronic gaming a Forum to 'mouthoff' if you will
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    What exactly happened?

    As far as me and GTAForums staff, and the few unruly, UNCOOL members who can only manage to hate fellow gamers, I wouldn't want to be known by their measure of fellow gamers, but I did make GTAForum's respect list on a yearly basis for awhile. Some people did see me for what I am, others only pretended to know me. Judge no one, lest you be judged....something like that. The whole idea of a forum is allowing for opinionated discourse and sharing. No one person's view invalidates another. It's simply ineffective to have a forum where your view (staff with the Ban-Stick) have the final say. As far as the truth, the bans were never proven for the reason given, though they used thread posts as examples for a ban, those were temp bans that were really unoffensive at the end of the day. The perma ban was me being accused of subverting the private message use, which they could not and DID NOT prove... to this day. It's without warrant that I was banned, just ticked off staff members who did the deed. Anywho, I was born playing games long before they were, and likely joined GTAForums before they were elected staff, in many cases
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    What exactly happened?

    GTA-Oasis was Mike aka PCguytech's original idea, with a welcoming approach to all GTA fans, we didn't like the animosity or fighting so I posted a mission statement of sorts. We changed the site at least three times due to server hosting issues and the site crashes cost us members, so yeah.... My favorite title was GTA-hole, LOVE IT! hahaha I'd still go with that name, but Mike chose GTAChronicles, we have a companion YouTube channel that's largely dormant, but we may still do something with since it's just in hiatus really. An addendum I related before about my prior user name (changed here to avoid all the fanatical haters) Slamman came about because I needed a alias for radio, not the Internet as might be assumed. In 1989-90 I was ingratiated by the late Earl Root to come in and share the radio mic on his METAL radio show in Minnesota (heart of Minneapolis location) and I did join his show on numerous occasions until his death in 2008. I keep his memory alive because he was an awesome human being!
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