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  1. I assumed I'd gotten no response as this forum doesn't have any real active threads at all anymore, but in response to the last post directly, and forgive the delay.... Donald Trump is 6 months that much closer to being the President of the United States. I've heard no gamers talking about their feelings one way or the other, but as to militaristic might, Trump has come out with one more brash statement about Geopolitics where most sane people think military ways and warring won't ever come to much good, if any, of course, DEFENSE is key... I think there are those directly effected who feel Trumps comments back them whereas with downsizing anything seems bad. He proposes nuclear weapons be held as a deterrent but not to actually use in a Nuclear War (WWIII???) Who really is mad enough to propose that option on the table, a reality?? I think Trump's wrong on that point, but how much IS TOO MUCH? Good question. A war waged by individual radicalized groups rather then armies is the biggest threat that can cause mayhem anytime anyplace
  2. Watched some MTV today to get an idea of what they program, can I relate in any way.... Answer; NO, DEF NOT!! haha

  3. One of the little known aspects talked about is branching dialog and then story telling by way of multi-protagonist GTA V, Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV both benefit from new dialog introduction if you fail missions and attempt them again, and furthering game methods by allowing various tactics to accomplish the same goal, completing said mission. One of the things we've seen in Rockstar is fewer mentions of followups and my take has been that as the tech allows, vastly more developed gaming playfields and Artificial Tech to drive both the cutscene storytelling and user interaction, it could in fact be daunting to the programmers themselves. I think this is one driving factor for Les Benzies stepping down at Rockstar. He served about 16 years with them, I had also worked 16 years with one company until the recession, I would have continuing feeling pretty comfortable in that situation at that point, but factors mandated change. The company I worked for still lies dormant to this day, no one bought it and renovated the property as in repurpose it as had been proposed to City Council. Just some back story unrelated to gaming, but it shows as well the times we're in are also a factor as to how other companies are navigating business based on US Economy or other. I think the challange the Housers took on from DMA at the outset was a bold one, but what's instore at this point is hard to get a idea for. Games I see adverts on TV for still look like old school comic book graphics embellished for the big-screen at home. Up-rezzed for HD and UltraHD. Doom is a good example of that, and how a first-person-shooter STILL looks and acts like the original premise. Games aren't so much reinventing the modern era (of 3D evolved 10 years or earlier. It was mentioned in the Jacked biography of Rockstar that at the time of GTA2 thereabouts, the evolving 3D game bar was being set by Lara Croft.
  4. I've been the most active by way of banned-for-life from GTAForums, Some even think any forum I take part in is then adversely affected by that account, I don't know what to think. The staff have said minimize or eliminate all GTAForums discussion here, and I can see why at times, but it's hard to ignore their headstart in the GTA related forum timeline and that accounts for their massive audience and why I joined there in 2003. I wanted insider gamer info on GTA as I was just then a die-hard fan for life. This forum and others around are most active for modders, I'm not one, but I do respect their computer prowess to be able to embellish games above and beyond the factory studio product. Sometimes just finding Easter Eggs is enough of a joy. I do miss my time in an active forum and as well, active online gaming communities within GTA and RDR
  5. 2016, Microsoft Windows 10 given free for ltd. time, ends this summer, Techspot reports... Why? Due to lagging sales. PC support by Dell and others reportedly dropped off... New tech for PC not widely in circulation due to tablet and Smartphone computing, as well, the new consoles still looking to supplant their ten year old offspring. This post is to add in some info on 2016 and beyond and to see if you guys want to comment on the state of tech and your own hardware as of late. Are you focused on phone and console or have high hopes for new life in PC and laptop? Techspot reports on new Broadwell E processors and a new nVidia powerhouse PC graphics card said to offer an additional 25% gaming power improvement!! Begs the question, are you excited? Keeping up with the joneses or waiting to see more improving game console software? In addition to new pipeline news for the world of tech, one article proposes that AMD and nVidia will work together on some unknown project. This could be an all time first, ladies and gentleman, depending on what it is, and if pooled resources make a huge impact. Once upon a time, countless manufacturing brands existed for graphics cards and motherboards, and for those not in the know.... AMD and Intel competed for YEARS in CPU improvements, then AMD bought ATI graphics. Intel furthered their own Graphics Media Accelerators to just within barely acceptable gaming prowess within the CPUs themselves, and nVidia moved from console to handheld portables while continuing to further their PC card line.
  6. Since there's not much posting lately, I'll addendum your bizarre observation with a reminder, this is Rockstar, who thought Hot Coffee might be a good idea. However, not to be outdone with sexist-sexy references... Matt Hoffman or someone (IIRC) was to have a bicycle motocross game called BMXXX released, the idea was nixed rather late in the game ... so to speak, as I recall. I'm not sure where in the Mansion you speak of, having not played Vice in so long. I have gone back to SA and GTA 4, as well as Episodes, which I only dabbled in so I could prolong the shorter games, and given the wait time for GTA6, it's paid off in terms of leaving unplayed game left in the older series. The actress of X, and old... Jenna Jamison, (SP?) who provided inspiration and voice for Vice City, her personal life with her ex boyfriend/husband and his new GF-fiance, whatever the situation... is as bizarre as anything making the Globe or National Enquirer stateside tabloids. Shame I think, though it's somewhat common place to see celebs acting strange these days....when they're not busy working (Charlie Sheen for example)
  7. Where and What... happened to the thriving community?!?

  8. My original gripe seems bearing fruit when there's no news of Rockstar Games focusing on much else, other then online games, events and minor tweaks to GTA Online. I get it, I know why it's focus is such, but it cannot be all consuming as an endeavor for the company. I ask for your opinion and how you'd effectively voice concern. Are you up to letting Rockstar know you wish for more future gaming avenues??
  9. I live in Minnesota USA We just lost our beloved 'native son' Prince. Not sure why, but I lost a close friend BECAUSE he was a Jehovah's Witness.. I don't shun religion without good reason, and I believe some of the thought process is misplaced in that regard, like Steve Jobs, belief in a way of life didn't prolong it ultimately. Health concerns and proper doctor care probably contributed to his untimely passing in his mid 50s Also lost this month; Merle Haggard Keith Emerson of ELP, Emerson, Lake and Powell (also RIP) and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. We also lost electric guitar legend, much unheralded Lonnie Mack! Times certainly are changing for the worst if you ask me No one seems worthy of carrying on their music and art
  10. Hello??? Anyone there watching The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead????!! I know posting to my own post is not kosher, but so is missing Trevor's acting debut in person, GTA 5 Celeb on the hottest TV series in years!! Are you all SLEEPING or what? Oh, and I will start up threads for the new Game of Thrones season and Fear TWD on AMC - HBO. If you don't have cable or DVD access, I can forgive you, I guess
  11. picked up and repaired a dell Studio 1555 this week!

  12. It's been too long since we've chatted about The Walking Dead, seems last post was about last season, in fact! I hoped we'd get some of the same comments and thoughts that GTAF gets on the really popular shows.... at the very least. When I noted that Steven Ogg was debuting last night on The Walking Dead, I thought there's nearly no better 'world' for his like to operate in as a variation on GTA 5's Trevor Philips!! I wondered who even noticed since the Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick failed to mention him! Damn, I'm flabbergasted about that. On the show you had Scott Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman give aiding insight into what Season 6 represents and a perhaps, major turning point in the series thus far. Kirkman suggests even, that the series could continue for seasons to come, making it sound like a long near 10 year run for the Walking Dead original series could happen. I recall Scott G or someone else detailing that an end for it had already been thought out, that the comics and TV series would align at certain points and perhaps end at the same juncture. That's anyone's guess... As is who of Rick's group paid the ultimate price for interfering with the Saviors and the Hilltop Community's unsavory relationship. What we do know is that both Rick's group and Hilltop Community with 'Jesus', they're not very scary people surviving at the end of the day, they know they have to fight hostiles and they battle that morality all the time, of which we see Carol struggling most this season, so it seems. I am already convinced, and I'll say I'd bet that the one in our group since season 1 to finally be dispatched is non other then..... (SPOILER ALERT..... or is it??) I'm convinced since the show aired that it's our group's leader, although others at GTAF pointed out the Cliffhanger ending was a major disappointment for them, not for me. Kirkman mentioned clues as to who is dispatched from Our Group... and I think those clues were references to Carl more then anyone else, and obviously asking who the group's leader is. Others (that other forum I wish to remain nameless) mentioned that the lead protagonist cannot die in a series.... that's illogical from a writer's standpoint anyway, the idea of suspense and challenging your readers... or viewers, is that you expect one thing, and get another. SURPRISE!!
  13. Appreciate you staying on it, Chris, however my 'terminal thorn in my side'.... yes, you, ...above....^ let's give all the attitude and insults a rest, there's no need, or call for them. I purposefully took a lengthy break from posting.... much... where are you all??!
  14. As posted in thoughts sidebar, I used a gift cert from my folks to get the Brady Guide, normally $25 USD IIRC, I got for $10 USD from a local bookseller. In the back, surprised to see Hidden Packages did return in the form of cash reserves hidden at wreck sites around the map, most all under water. I didn't hear of this other then a printed 'secret' about one such location offshore from the Tennis courts along the West Coast. I think this was a guide online that was official, but had not noted the other locations, a nice surprise considering in all my exploring, I was blissfully unaware. The early guide (not BRADY) advised of switching characters at such locations for another attempt at the same stash, I never got this to work, as a cheat, I suppose, but it seems it must follow a particular order to work successfully. Either way, the guide officially shows multiple locations, you likely are aware already, there are differing stashes of weapons at each as well! For nearly 2 weeks as well, a used GTA V for PC has been on sale at a local Goodwill, Looking at grabbing that eventually, but worried about registration, can you re-register the PC version of GTA V the same as IV??
  15. I would advise staff and all legit visitors that my Antivirus upgrade, trusted complicity .... warns me away from these forums because there are Phishing website links present, could be mod links people may want you visiting, or their game-play exploits that will ultimately harm your own computer in the process... Even if they are blissfully unaware and unprotected. I would say the Spambots to be sure, are nothing but harmful and annoying. Just surf here with EXTREME CAUTION!! This is not an idle threat or a false positive. We've seen the spambotting going on across the board, typically postings originating outside the USA and UK. That said, I hope Chris, webmaster and staff can pay some attention and hopefully remove these current threats. I like to feel safe clicking on something. Also, I took a slight hiatus on these forums to allow other posters to get a 'word in edgewise' I'm still around ... however! HAHA
  16. Going to cave in and get a GTA5 Brady Guide... can you blame me, though??

  17. Two hours within logging in and hoping for some real news about GTA from Rockstar, it appears finally some Android gaming for GTA Stories is long last on the horizon, it already feels anti-climactic like it already happened though....
  18. Rockstar news into the new year still centers on fan art and updates for GTAOnline, nothing new really. I didn't see any other mentions on this subject elsewhere, but I believe Rockstar and all, ALL game producers to be foolish if with new gen consoles and Intel AMD hardware for PCs, throw in the towel over their company roster of employees. The fact is, the hardware is better then ever, the games hint at great promise, I doubt anyone would want to cash in their chips based on the future of gaming versus the talent pool, that I'm sure will have to grow based on sheer size of the work, case in point being GTAOnline and Rockstar's other games. The actor from Vice City is the main wrinkle in the ointment regarding pay for services rendered, Thomas Vercetti lead voice talent; Ray Liotta http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Ray-Liotta/ He found out afterwards, of course, how much money the game would be making. Burt Reynolds also a hero for many kids my age, he managed to be a problem working with in the production stages.... but without them, GTA's Vice City would not be as awesomely great as it is, Rockstar had the right idea, adding known talent to older generational games upped the value of entertainment. Just as licensing real tracks did for it's radio and TV
  19. Saw Mad Max on HBO, up for 10 awards of something!?!!

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      or, typo... instead of OF. Saw it on a news 'crawl'

  20. Spider V, I'm sure you've known me for some time, I consider you a vet of GTAF from way back, I got warned for continuing to denounce them, but I do want my voice heard, not because I like stirring the shite, but because I care DEEPLY for video gaming as a whole, and I ALWAYS want to express that, Not sit idly by while people are being mean to their fellow gamers, I take up arms for all the good gamers out there, And I will continue what's honest in my heart, that's that all that's said negatively about video gaming in the past just isn't so, it is as Rockstar also see it, worthy of art along-side film and music. Oh, and staff of TGTAP, I'll keep more comments about GTAforums to YouTube, I am thinking of releasing some video of their antics I did record on my channel at some point. Out of major respect for Trip Mills and others there though, I did refrain from doing so in the past. It just irks me to no end though, Taking people's voices away, from something that should be fun and enjoyable... Nothing More, Nothing Less.... Bottom Line.
  21. I see more rude people on the bus every day then I do on concert stages, Fame always can effect just about anyone, but I don't really see that enter the award catagory. The punk scene always had tongue in cheek jovial responses between performer and audience, it just appears shocking from an outsider's perspective. I personally want to see anyone maintaining a 30 to 50 year career in music and film be awarded something in their lifetime. And honored in their passing as well. It's seemingly sadly lacking these days. Just to add, I missed this reply last year, so this is a late heartfelt rebuttel of sorts. I feel strongly about everyone who puts their all into their art being honored for sticking with it, and improving the fans' lives
  22. Hey all, so sad to report what you've already heard, I'm sure. David Bowie died of terminal cancer he'd known about for nearly a year. A RS online article (IIRC) states from a close friend that David was handling the matter without any sign of fear, outwardly at least, and some enthusiasm to follow up his latest project of the last 12 or more months, Dark Star, with another studio album, however, tragically, he died before he could do it. He did however get some demos apparently readied for the project, not on his latest album, we may see those at some point..... Also happening this past week, we lost acclaimed actor Alan Rickman. Really sad news this new year.... Along with Lemmy of Motorhead, all appear to have died around the age of 70. My folks turned 76 this year, and that worries me more then ever, they're getting up there in that bracket .... The Golden Years. God Bless, David ;Jones; Bowie.... We'll miss your one of a kind artistry,.... Forever!!
  23. Agreed it's a major loss, a few key people who've been picked as spokesmen for Rockstar in the days of better gaming press, we got to know them for their candid remarks on Rockstar's secretive operations, and their noted credits in all Rockstar products, but also, as one of the lead people in the transition from Direct Mind Access software to Rockstar North as it was in the early 2000s. The sad thing is even though we respect the builders, It's been Sam Houser's stated mission to let the games speak for themselves, rather then Rockstar speaking for and about their games. We wish him well, but like Hennig leaving Naughty Dog not long ago, I have great hopes that both their input and aspirations continue to inspire both companies as a whole. Just as we hope Apple honors Steve Jobs in the years ahead, without his presence. I'll say this, I know the reports of harsh working conditions at Rockstar as a whole, it also caused internal friction for some time, most notably with Hot Coffee, since not everyone at the company was really onboard for the fallout and the way it went down, some left due to ever increasing pressure. I also believe the pressure is outward in the sense of keeping the A list titles from back-sliding in popularity. Bill Wyman left the Rolling Stones because he says he'd rather go out on a high and not hang in there to suffer any coming down point from the dreams of success he was able to realise in the band. Leaving on good terms but with a desire to do something else, and perhaps step out of the pressure cooker environment that both industries can be.
  24. Forgot Scott Weiland of STP and Velvet Revolver also died last month, in MN sadly

  25. I'd set up my Xbox Live billing using Paypal and then the automatic method withdrall happened for about a year and a half if not longer, that adds up to 12 months, 10 dollars a month, then weeks ago a co-worker - boss at my new job who happens to be an active gamer as well, he suggested the seemingly spendy 1 year scratch off cards still come up cheaper then having auto-billing regularily as I was doing it, the less troublesome method as I could afford it for awhile, but then I had to set up my bank and PP, more then one payment was made to Microsoft in a week or two time, and it basically 'bounced', as such, it was canceled and no further billing took place, so it appears, I had no idea what happened, since I did have enough to make one 10 dollar USD payment in a month, but not in a week or earlier then my pay-day, the buying of a XBL scratch card is the earliest method I used to game online and I can see how going back to that is not a bad idea, since I would be saving money with either term (3 months or 12)
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