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Everything Else / Need a good dvd editing program
« on: February 05, 2008, 10:00:15 am »
Hey all, my parents recently bought a new movie, and they want me to edit the movie by removing a few scenes they don't like. I've been playing with some trialware programs today and haven't found any I like. It would be nice to find a program that I could just edit the .vob files from the ripped VIDEO_TS folder instead of converting the video to mpeg and back again.

Any thoughts?

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Everything Else / Blasted Computer!
« on: March 21, 2006, 07:53:57 am »
Okay, so I just rebuilt my computer with brand new (compatible) parts, and after the initial boot it just says:
PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: exiting intel boot agent
No bootable device -- insert boot disk

Now, this isn't a factory made comp, so don't say to get my Dell boot disk. It was built from all new parts, with the exception of my old DVD Burner, DVD Rom, and soundcard. I have checked this out online and so far the only solutions are 1. hit the hard drive 2. unistall it and reinstall it 3. check cables 4. change boot order to Hard Drive, CD, Floppy.

I have indeed checked the cables multiple times, and have tried booting with my XP CD in, with an ME boot disk in, and with a Western Digital drivers disk in. None of which had any difference.

BIOS recognizes all my drive and parts, but somehow it won't read anything from them. My current boot order is CD, Floppy, Hard Drive, LAN. And I am not new to building PCs, but this problem is alluding me.

Any ideas?

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Movies / Silent Hill
« on: March 21, 2006, 07:25:18 am »
Trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/silenthill/

This movie looks like it has a lot of potential. The graphics don't look cheasy or fake at all, it looks like Silent Hill would really look like if you were trapped there. They even kept the game's soudtrack.

I believe this movie is going to excite the Silent Hill freaks for having new lore to eat up, and it will probably just scare the crap out of everyone else.

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Console Games / Kingdom Hearts 2
« on: March 16, 2006, 05:43:09 am »
Only a two more weeks until it's released.

This game will be absolutely awesome. It's got Tron, a bunch more Square characters (Auron!), and apparently all the worlds from the original have been revamped (Little Mermaid's world is supposedly fun now).

Anyway, just starting a thread for it before everyone starts playing.

I'm not sure whether or not to start it when I get it or continue playing Oblivion for a while before starting it.

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Everything Else / Jedi haters!
« on: March 14, 2006, 08:39:58 am »
http://www.ooze.com/toolofsatan/

Can you believe this?

"R2-DEMON-2 is a false god"

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PC Games / Upgrading for Oblivion
« on: February 24, 2006, 10:26:25 am »
Well for starters, here are the requirements for the game as well as some detailed information for upgrading:
http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=243592

So I guess people can post what they will be running or upgrading to for this amazing game.

I myself will be upgrading to 2gb of RAM, and I need to buy a new Vid card since my GeForce FX 5200 is now a "low-end" card. I have the oppurtunity of getting an ATI x800xl for pretty cheap from my work, or keep looking. Does anyone know of any problems with the x800xl's?

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PC Games / WoW server is being held hostage.
« on: February 20, 2006, 01:46:10 pm »

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PC Games / Star Wars: Empire at War
« on: February 17, 2006, 07:39:34 am »
Wow, I just got it last night and it is awesome!

The tutorial tooltips are the only downfall so far. There seems to be no way to skip a tooltip, so the tutorial takes a pretty long time to get through. But the tutorial is very helpful, just a little repetitive. Other then that I've been having a blast. The fact that you can auto-resolve battles helps a lot(Steve should be happy). I love the space battles, but hate the ground battles. I mean they are good, but I've been playing C&C First Decade and Age of Mythology for the past few weeks, so I'm kinda sick of RTS battle for a little while.

The Campaign is really fun so far; I'm currently Imperial. And I did play a skirmish map, which took a little to get used to, but seems like it will be a lot of fun online. Although I think they should make skirmish maps larger then the ones they currently have. They were meant for four people but were hard enough with just two. Seems like with four people, all the maps would be sudden death.

Graphics are great turned up, and okay turned down. The sound is fantastic as well. Of course there's a great soundtrack, but i like all the voice-overs. They added some cool prequel information in there with the New Hope stuff (Ex. Having to go to Geonosis to develop and build the Death Star).

The AI is pretty good too. Easy can be tough. You'll notice right away from the tutorial to the Campaign how many units you have to make and lose. Although in the campaign, an easy tactic seems to be that no one attacks your planets right off, so you can wait and build up money right off. I did that for a bit and had 2 planets with just mining facilities and two other just making ships and units.

Anyway, awesome game so far. Thoughts?

Edit: The patch for this game was released and I downloaded it before the store I bought the game from even finished stocking it.

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Movies / X-Men 3
« on: February 16, 2006, 06:01:45 am »
Nothing big, just excited about it. Saw that there was no thread for it.

The trailer shows Phoenix, Beast, Archangel, and of course Juggernaut. I'm quite excited about this movie, mainly for Juggernaut. Although I'm pretty pissed because Gambit won't be in it.

Anyway, I think it should be pretty good. Thoughts?

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Console Games / Revolution Bootup Video
« on: January 31, 2006, 06:35:08 am »
http://www.kotaku.com/index.php?page=2
Scroll down just a little and click "play" under the player.

This site has a lot of great info. Definately awesome.

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Console Games / 360 is now common in Lakewood, CO
« on: January 30, 2006, 11:38:41 am »
Yesterday (Sunday) I walked into my local Walmart and headed for the electronics section. There was of course hundreds of after-church familys wandering around and pushing their way through to get some DVDs and games, but something caught my eye while wandering around. The 360 area had little to no games left in stock, but lo-and-behold just under the games were 3 standard 360s and 1 premium package.

I just can't believe that with all this busy running around to find one and buying them off the internet for hundreds more then they're worth, I found 4 sitting around and no one even noticed. I guess I probably should've bought one to sell online...but I guess if I decide to do that I could just go back in a week and pick one up. Sure didn't look like they were going anywhere.

Oh, and this particular Walmart's 360 launch line didn't fill up completely until an hour before they were sold. Just thought some of you who are still trying to get one would be pissed off about all this.

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Site News / GamingSteve is a time machine!
« on: January 18, 2006, 08:13:09 am »
I clicked on my Gaming Steve bookmark just now and it came up with the november stories as the latest ones. It was the Jack Thompson gets thrown off Alabama GTA case story. I checked the address bar and it hadn't linked itself to an archive page, and I don't have the website saved for offline use at all. Not sure what happened.

After i refreshed the page it was fine, but for a moment I had gone back in time! ...seriously wierd glitch though.

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Everything Else / Which Digital Cam Should I Get?
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:27:15 am »
I know there have been a few threads about cameras, but I thought I would start one up again.

I'm looking to get a good digital cam with a nice good zoom on it (better then 4x if possible). I am also in the market for a digital video cam too.

Oh, and I know this is a n00b question, but do any cameras have an option in them to change the picture size, or do I have to use photoshop to resize them all from the 2000x2000ish size?

So any good camera, video camera, or combination suggestions would be very helpful.

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Console Games / Wanna see an Xbox 360 die?
« on: December 12, 2005, 07:01:51 am »
If you haven't seen it yet: http://www.smashmyxbox.com/

Watch the first guys in line destroy their Xbox 360 in front of Best Buy and their fellow line members.

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Everything Else / My boss loves feet
« on: December 08, 2005, 07:32:05 am »
I just sat down at my computer this morning, and since this computer is in the shipping area my boss will sometimes use it.

This particular morning he happened to stay logged into his account. Now being me, I just checked his history (which was deleted) and his Recent Documents. He happened to have over a hundred feet fetish pictures in a very easy to find "hidden" folder. Now what was even funnier is that he thinks he's computer savvy. But obviously since his cookies had over 30 sex-related websites visited as of yesterday, he isn't as good as he thinks. And the pictures he downloaded were still in his Recent Documents tab seen from the Start Menu.

I know it wasn't right of me to snoop, but he left himself logged in on my computer, I just had to take a peek. If he does it again I will leave a word document in the center of his desktop saying something to the effect of "I know what you're doing, and I have no problem ratting you out to the entire company" and maybe making those a screensaver with a time-limit of 1 minute. I doubt he would even know how to change that.

Anyway, thought you guys would get a kick out my boss having a feet-fetish. Anyone else ever run into something like this? I'm sure we've seen most of our parent's history's before. *shutters*

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