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3001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Park - the WoW Episode on: October 15, 2006, 05:24:54 PM
Quote from: whiteboyskim
So I finally watched the World of WarCraft South Park episode and holy God was that funny. Makes me sooooo glad I'm not playing it either because of all the things they got right. I love how the ganker is basically wearing a helmet and wields a knife but can one-shot anyone. Crap like that is exactly why I have no intention of playing any MMORPG again.

That's exactly like how I watched Pride of the Yankees and swore off ever playing baseball.  I don't care how good a game its supposed to be -- it still isn't worth contracting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

-Autistic Angel
3002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Oh Tek, you've obviously had *hundreds* of girlfriends!" on: October 14, 2006, 03:59:53 PM
I don't care where you stand on Stephen Colbert's politics: Tek Jansen kicks ass! icon_biggrin

-Autistic Angel
3003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The most bizzare game you have ever player is... on: October 14, 2006, 01:09:47 AM
Sid Meier's Untouchable2k!

-Autistic Angel
3004  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Toys R Us Buy 2, Get 1 Free starts Oct. 22 on: October 12, 2006, 03:15:26 AM
Historically, Toys 'R' Us has also had games available for purchase on the website that were part of the deal.

-Autistic Angel
3005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: North Korea has the bomb. on: October 09, 2006, 06:32:01 PM
Quote from: JLu
How does it go from 'crazy rogue nation tested a nuke' to Bush bashing???

I think the issue for some of us is that the Bush administration persists in saying that the expenditure of money and American and Iraqi lives has all been a small price to pay for removing Saddam Hussein from power because, someday, he might have started doing some of the things that North Korea, Iran, and Syria are all openly doing right now.

I am not claiming that our approach to Iraq should be duplicated in the way we try and handle countries who actually do pose a threat to our national security.  However, it seems disingenuous for the administration that champions its "1% risk doctrine" as justification for virtually any cost associated with Iraq to appear so disinterested in the bald-faced aggressions of these other countries.

-Autistic Angel
3006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Darkstar One on: October 08, 2006, 12:46:50 AM
I have not played Darkstar One beyond the demo, but the general consensus from reviewers and gamers seems to be "pretty good."  If you do decide to pick it up, be aware that Best Buy seems to consistently list it at $29.99 as opposed to $39.99 at GameStop.  This holds true in local brick-and-mortar Best Buy shops, at least in my area.

-Autistic Angel
3007  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamestop -- trade in 3, $10 bonus credit on: October 06, 2006, 01:31:37 PM
I traded in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, FarCry: Instincts for the X-Box, and Castlevania: Lament of Innocence to get FarCry Instincts: Predator for the X-Box 360.  I know it's basically the same game as the original Instincts except with an additional expansion pack, but I've been looking forward to an excuse to replay that game and this time I get to earn Achievement Points along the way.  nod

Secondly, I traded in Kameo: Elements of Power, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition and Metal Arms: Glitch in the System towards Need for Speed: Most Wanted for the X-Box 360 which has just dropped to $30.  After the trade-ins, the game only cost me about $3, and I've been having a great time with it so far!

-Autistic Angel
3008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ico on: October 06, 2006, 01:49:01 AM
I loved it.

-Autistic Angel
3009  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice try Fox News. on: October 05, 2006, 03:22:56 PM
Quote from: Scott
If history holds true, Foley as a Republican will be punished and never hold any kind of seat again.  Now, if Fox was right, and Foley was a Democrat, he could use this to win multiple elections going forward, just like Stubbs did.

Fox news isn't trying to hurt the Democrats, but by showing Foley as a Democrat, they are just starting Foley off to another election win.

Quote from: Autistic Angel
So your position is that Gerry Stuggs was re-elected *because* he was a statutory rapist?  You're willing to go on record as saying that Democrats actively support and promote pedophilia?

Quote from: Scott
Ha.  I think you may be exaggerating a bit icon_biggrin

Mark Foley is a lifelong conservative Republican, yet your claim was that identifying him as a Democrat would start him on his way to reelection.  Foley has voted

  • in favor of every one of Bush's yearly budgets, resulting in our current deficit crisis,
  • in favor of a federal ban on gay marriage, because the greatest threat to stable heterosexual relationships is gay relationships,
  • in favor of a constitutional ban against flag burning, because *that's* the biggest problem in this country,
  • against the use of marijuana intended to treat glaucoma and prevent blindness,
  • in favor of the "No Child Left Behind" act which saddles public schools with tens of thousands of dollars worth of standardized tests and produces no additional funding to help pay for them,
  • and against closing the loophole which allows people to skip background checks by purchasing weapons at gun shows,

and yet you plainly state your belief that Democrats would be willing to overlook his voting record and reelect him as one of their party.  Your contention is obviously that Democrats don't care about issues or voting records, only about keeping pedophiles in office, and only because of a similar scandal that happened twenty-three years ago.

You owe the Democrats on this message board an apology.

-Autistic Angel
3010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice try Fox News. on: October 05, 2006, 03:33:18 AM
Quote from: Scott
If history holds true, Foley as a Republican will be punished and never hold any kind of seat again.  Now, if Fox was right, and Foley was a Democrat, he could use this to win multiple elections going forward, just like Stubbs did.

Fox news isn't trying to hurt the Democrats, but by showing Foley as a Democrat, they are just starting Foley off to another election win.

So your position is that Gerry Stuggs was re-elected *because* he was a statutory rapist?  You're willing to go on record as saying that Democrats actively support and promote pedophilia?

-Autistic Angel
3011  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nice try Fox News. on: October 04, 2006, 10:11:31 PM
Quote from: Scott
As opposed to all those excellent Democrats practicing good "Family Values" over the years, such as Gerry Studds...

I have to agree with Scott on this.  Considering that it's only been...

[checking calendar...let's see...Studds was 1983....]

...a quarter of a century since Democrats had a similar issue with one of their congressmen, all this outrage really rings hollow.  Is it really fair for anybody to be upset about this now once we realize that it has also happened in the past??

-Autistic Angel
3012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ugh. Console Dilemma on: October 03, 2006, 07:22:53 PM
http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,15292.0.html

-Autistic Angel
3013  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: October 02, 2006, 03:04:15 PM
Which is worse: that he has a Carebear on his desk, or that I can identify it on-sight as Bedtime Bear?  icon_redface

-Autistic Angel
3014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick, name a video-game franchise you dislike on: October 02, 2006, 10:16:26 AM
Devil May Cry.

-Autistic Angel
3015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Paraworld Impressions on: September 30, 2006, 02:56:51 AM
Quote from: Canuck
Hmm yeah how many games exactly allow you to "spawn" copies so you can play against each other in a LAN?  I remember the original Warcraft let you do this way way back in time.

I believe Company of Heroes would allow you to play over a LAN using only one copy of the game -- it does not require the DVD to be in the drive at all after installation, and it only seems to check your game's serial number when you want to log on to Relic's online servers.  If I'm correct, that would be a much more contemporary example than the original WarCraft.

I don't understand why a few people seem to be reacting as though Kobra has hijacked this thread with ceaseless caterwalling about the game's copy protection.  Information on whether or not a single copy of a game can be used to play LAN games is often important to people who own multiple computers.  Kobra posted about that issue *one* time as part of a series of impressions about the game, and it seems to me that the subject would have ended with his lone original comment if it hadn't drawn so much attention from other posters.

Perhaps the most constructive thing would be if we all focus on posting about Paraworld and save the discussion about things that do or do not constitute piracy for another time.  Cool

-Autistic Angel
3016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Paraworld Impressions on: September 29, 2006, 07:22:21 PM
I'm also with Kobra on this one: I don't really see the problem with his desire to play in-house LAN matches of a game he's legally purchased.  It would be a different story if he were cracking the copy protection to distribute copies outside of his home -- his friends should be willing to pony up for their own copies if they want to play so badly -- but I can't hold his desire to play with his immediate family against him.

-Autistic Angel
3017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Defcon preorders have started on Steam $9.95 on: September 29, 2006, 05:28:24 PM
It seems like the Introversion server has overloaded and been taken offline.  I hope I'll be able to download my copy of the game sometime this weekend....  icon_frown

-Autistic Angel
3018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 29/Sep/06 on: September 29, 2006, 05:26:05 PM
I expect to be playing some more of Saint's Row for the 360.  I've finished the Vice Kings missions, and I've been working on completing the various side activities in between working on the Carnales storyline.

I've also been playing through the campaign for Company of Heroes for the PC and I'm hoping to have some more time to spend with it online this weekend.  I was supposed to play a co-op game with a friend of mine yesterday, but was completely unable to get connected to Relic Online even though everything worked fine the previous day.  :icon_sad:

I've been weighing whether or not to take advantage of GameStop / EB's "trade 3 games, get $10 extra" deal to rid myself of Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Kameo: Elements of Power and...something else.  The problem is that I can't identify a third game I definitely want to trade away, but if I can, it's likely that I'll pick up Disgaea 2 and spend some time with that.

Finally, I have a pre-order in for Defcon which I'll look forward to playing this weekend.

-Autistic Angel
3019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Half day today?" -- how do you respond on: September 29, 2006, 04:42:55 PM
"Half day today?"



"Oh yeah?  Well I just slept with your wife!"

-Autistic Angel
3020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Which GT Forum Do You Check First? on: September 25, 2006, 07:21:55 PM
I set the poll to accept up to two votes per user.

Personally, though there are times when I'm most interested in checking the latest hands-on impressions of [insert newly released game here], I almost always check the Off Topic forum first.  You never know what people will be posting about, so I'm always curious to see what has everyone's attention.

-Autistic Angel
3021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heading off on a cruise today... on: September 22, 2006, 01:52:15 PM
Have fun!  icon_surprised

-Autistic Angel
3022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are pyschics real? on: September 21, 2006, 04:41:36 PM
I remember reading a story about this guy who debunks claims of paranormal abilities.  He related a story about an aura reader who insisted she could see the glowing field of spiritual energy surrounding his body at all times.  The skeptic held up a large book in front of his face and asked if his aura was still visible around the book, and the reader confirmed that the aura was projected from the body whether the body itself was visible or not.

Then the skeptic offered to stand behind a wall that was exactly as tall as he was, challenging the aura reader to point out exactly where he was standing by looking at the aura above his head.  For some reason she declined the challenge, as has every other purported aura reader the skeptic has ever encountered.

I do not know if legitimate psychics exist, nor do I know if mankind was simply blinked into existence by God, but I do know that the preponderance of scientific knowledge weighs against it.

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon
I watched that episode.  Oh....My....God.  Just wow.

The video clip I linked is much, much better for anyone who saw the full two-part episode.  For those who missed it, the "dark-sided" family bent over backwards to try and make Marguerite "God Warrior" Perrin feel welcome and comfortable, while their mother completely won over the Christian family by embracing their life style (and tolerating some pretty sharp condemnations from some of Perrin's friends).

It does raise a question I've wondered about ever since: why would Christians be so terrified of a psychic that they'd refuse to even stay in the same room as one?  I may not believe in self-proclaimed precognitives or clairvoiants, but I can't imagine being frightened of them...?

-Autistic Angel
3023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes - Specific Mission Strategies (Spoilers!) on: September 21, 2006, 01:49:00 PM
Quote from: IkeVandergraaf
Normal, I'm pretty sure.  Now I am upset.  I must have played that mission over and over for 3 or 4 hours last night.  I tried setting up ambushes across the river.  I tried defending the supply points.  I tried the "Nazi funnel" strategy.  I tried everything.  Couldn't kill more than 200 jerries.

I was having a lot of trouble earning that medal, too.  Here is the strategy I used:

Spoiler for Hiden:
1) Most of the Axis troops approach from the most northern corner of the map, so I laced the initial approach with mines and laid down a few tracts of barbed wire.  Neither of these will last long once the attack begins, but they're enough to cripple the first tank or two that appear and to restrict the movement of enemy troops in the meantime.

2) Along the road, I set up one long sandbag wall.  Behind that wall, I deployed an anti-tank gun, an MG team, another AT-gun, another MG team, and finally one sniper.  Also, I placed two snipers in the building closest to this defensive line.  They're important because while the AT guns tear up the enemy armor and the MGs pin down enemy troops, the snipers can pick off enemy flamethrowers who rush the line and try to kill the weaponry teams.

3) Perpendicular to this main line, in the field beside the road where the Nazis arrive, I placed another sandbag wall to provide cover for one AT-gun and MG team.  This AT gun should score rear-armor hits on most of the enemy tanks that roll into town, while the MG team provides some cover.

4) Three mortar teams are placed a short distance behind these front lines.  Once the attack starts, they'll bombard enemy infantry trying to take cover in craters and return fire.

5) Some Axis units will approach Carentan from the east and west.  Use alternating lines of barbed wire and mines on the eastern and western bridges to prevent any of them from entering the town.  Use mines to secure the central bridge, but do not seal it off with barbed wire as you'll want some way open to reinforce your units in the front.

6) If you have anyone available, place paratrooper teams with recoilless rifles near the strategic points to the northwest and northeast.  Enemy units will attempt to take these points and flank the defensive lines covering the main road.  These paratrooper teams can keep them occupied and protect these points for as long as possible.  Additionally, a ring of mines placed around the points themselves will help pare down the number of enemy troops who survive a capture attempt.

7) As the attack begins and you begin to recoup the resources used to build all these defenses, use engineering teams to build MG emplacements to cover the bridges against any enemy troops who try to cross.  As your front lines begin to collapse, you'll want to garrison new troops inside these structures to cover the approaches, and hopefully reinforce them with an AT gun whenever possible.

8 ) Finally, one of the special abilities earned in this mission is the artillery bombardment.  Use it early and often against the clusters of enemy troops you're trying to hold on the northern road.  It costs 200 munitions points per use so once your front lines collapse you'll probably want to lay off it in favor of requisitioning new troops, but in the meantime you can help greatly thin out the number of Nazis your troops have to worry about.


Using these tips, I was able to score 250-kills well before Able company arrived to reinforce the town.

-Autistic Angel
3024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are pyschics real? on: September 21, 2006, 01:05:28 PM
Quote from: corruptrelic
For some reason or another I ended up watching Montel, who seems to attract massive female Oprah-like audiences. You'll get the occassional TML in the audience, but for the most part, it's all females.

Oh, I love Montel.  Do go on...

Quote from: corruptrelic
There was some lady on it, Beverly Browne or something like that, who is supposedly a pyschic-

You're not a CHRISTIAN-AH!

DARK-SIDED!!  GOR-GILLS!  PSYCHICS!!  EVERYTHING IS UNGODLY!!!!



-Autistic Angel
3025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/18) on: September 18, 2006, 01:47:27 PM
Quote
If that happens i'll probley use the buy 2 get one free from bestbuy.com

I've looked at the BestBuy.com website, but I can't find any details about such a deal.  Can you post a link to more info about this?

-Autistic Angel
3026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 16, 2006, 02:06:01 AM
Quote from: Thin_J
I've taken to spacing my mines out by having a row of mines, then a line of barbed wire in between. It seems to work well. if *'s are mines and = is barbed wire, the bridges on the map looked like this one before the attacks came:

*****
====
*****
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*****
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and then after the bridge ended I just had the same thing back pretty much as far as I could effeciently go while still keeping my infantry and gun emplacements in range of the bridges. I also had mortar teams firing at the ground on the bridge for essentially as long as I could keep them alive. I think every single mortar team I had hit level 3 veteran status before I had to fall back to the church.

This tip helped me shut down two of the three bridges while using the third to reinforce my troops on the front lines.  I finally figured out a *really* efficient setup that kept the Axis pinned down as soon as they entered Carantan, caught in a crossfire of heavy machine gun fire and mortar shells while anti-tank guns pounded their vehicles and snipers picked off the flamethrowers and the odd straggler that charged my defensive lines.  German artillery barrages finally forced me back behind the bridges, but your tip about how to rig the bridges helped hold them off long enough to establish a (much less effective) secondary front.

I don't know what my final kill count was, but I blew past 250 at around the ten minute mark, so it was more than enough to get that Bronze Star achievement.  Thanks for the tip!   icon_cool

I'm really enjoying this game so far, but all I've done so far are the campaign missions.

-Autistic Angel
3027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Company of Heroes Impressions on: September 14, 2006, 06:45:36 PM
Has anyone been able to get the "Bronze Star" achievement in the fourth mission?  I've experimented with a few different defensive setups, but I just can't seem to cause 250 Axis casualties before completing the mission.  So far, my high score is 238 which is close, but I'd swear there just aren't 250 enemy units in play....

-Autistic Angel
3028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DR:can you break free of zombies? on: September 14, 2006, 06:39:16 PM
Yes, Frank has a remarkably high tolerance for having chunks of his neck (or, when attacked by female zombies, his genitals) torn out, so grappling with a zombie typically results in the loss of only one health box.  You can break free by moving the left analog stick left and right, and as you gain levels, you'll learn additional ways to kick or throw grappled zombies away from you.

-Autistic Angel
3029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: $250 on: September 14, 2006, 02:12:18 PM
Quote from: Kevin Grey
1.  How many units for launch?

Here's what GameSpot has to say:

Quote from: GameSpot
But while only 400,000 PS3s will be available at launch, the Times claims that the Wii will be "far more available in stores this holiday season" than its competitor due to its cheaper and simpler form factor. The company now plans to ship 4 million Wiis worldwide by the end of 2006, nearly double the 2 million to 2.3 million shipped PS3s Sony is now forecasting.

It doesn't address how many units are expected for the actual launch *day*, but it sounds like they're planning to have a great number of them on shelves in time for the Christmas season.

-Autistic Angel
3030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/11) on: September 11, 2006, 04:53:42 PM
If the reviews confirm my extremely positive demo experiences, I'll probably pick up Company of Heroes.

-Autistic Angel
3031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising impressions! on: September 11, 2006, 04:18:11 PM
...so...pissed...off....

 icon_evil icon_evil icon_evil icon_evil icon_evil icon_evil

Here's a friendly warning to anyone considering making a run in Dead Rising's "Infinite Mode" to see how long they can survive.

Last night, I completed my marathon run of 11 days, 1 hour, and 48 minutes.  According to the global rankings in Dead Rising that should have been enough to place me at about #25 in the entire world...except that my score does not appear in the global rankings.  Why is that, you ask?  Well, since the only way any normal human being can sustain a marathon of nearly 22 gaming hours, I had to leave the game paused while I went off and did normal stuff like eat, drink, and interact with other human beings.

As some point during the marathon, my 360 auto-disconnected from X-Box Live! and never mentioned it or gave me any notice that I should sign back in.  The result is that when my character finally died of starvation, the system was not online and could not upload my score to the server.  Three days of hunting for food and waiting out the clock, and I don't even get the satisfaction of pointing to my place on the scoreboard at bragging, "Ha ha: I'm a big enough loser to spend three days hunting for food and waiting out the clock!" mad

If you play Infinite Mode in Dead Rising, please be sure to CHECK YOUR CONNNECTION STATUS BEFORE YOU DIE.  Thank you.

-Autistic Angel

**The preceeding has been a public service announcement from the Foundation for Not Smashing Your X-Box 360 on the Driveway.**
3032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising impressions! on: September 07, 2006, 06:34:33 PM
I just finished the game on my quest to get the "Saint," "Sharp Dresser," "Clothes Horse," and "Gourmet" achievements.  Here are the end stats:

PP Earned: 3,496,233
Game Clear: Ending B -- Bonus 50,000
Zombie Kill Count: 3,767 -- Bonus 15,000
Survivors: 53 -- Bonus 100,000
Photo Score: 84,433 PP -- Bonus 40,000

Current PP: 3,701,233
Total PP: 9,985,123

I'm still missing "Transmissionary", "7 Day Survivor", "5 Day Survivor", "PP Collector", and "Frank the Pimp", but I've gotten the other 45 achievements.

Is there some reason the Achievement points don't increase to reflect the higher difficulty of some of the challenges?  Why should "Outdoorsman" (which basically requires you to stand on the helipad and put the controller down for two hours) and "7 Day Survivor" (which requires a minimum 14-hour non-stop marathon) be worth 20 points each??

-Autistic Angel
3033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jade Raymond - Assassin's Creed on: September 07, 2006, 06:16:46 PM
Jade Raymond was also an on-camera contributor to Electric Playground on G4 prior to its cancellation.  She was an unsteady interviewer, probably stemming from a lack of experience, but still superior to Julie Stoffer in almost every circumstance.

-Autistic Angel
3034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disgaea 2 Impressions on: September 05, 2006, 08:23:59 PM
-Lord Ebonstone- hates just about everything that I like, but the rare game that he likes, I typically enjoy as well.  The very fact that he seems so enthusiastic about Disgaea 2 makes me more interested in it.

Like some of the other people in this thread, I think I'd be more naturally intrigued if the game were in a portable form.  The pace of turn-based strategy encourages something else to be going on in the background, and unlike playing Civilization 4 on my PC or Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones on my GBA, I can't watch some godawful show like Flavor of Love 2 or Celebrity Fit Club if my TV is occupied by the PS2.

-Autistic Angel
3035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Glad I only paid $10 (Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich on: September 04, 2006, 04:47:38 PM
I pre-purchased Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich directly from Irrational and loved every minute of it.  Bullet still feels a bit overpowered, but not quite as much as in the original game.  The new heroes were all great, especially Tricolour, Sky King, and Blackjack.  I didn't even realize Alchemiss was played by a new actress, but maybe that's because I played the two games so far apart.

I think the thing the series is really missing is the ability to really customize your created heroes a-la City of Heroes.  A great selection of powers and abilities sort of loses its luster when your available character models are limited to ones who already appear in the game, or uber-generic "Cape Man 1" guys.  I'd love to see the ability to adjust a custom hero's physique, facial features, hair style, and all aspects of their costume the way you can in many other games.

-Autistic Angel
3036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's Official: 'Assassin's Creed' Headed to 360, PC on: September 01, 2006, 01:42:04 PM
Via GameSpot:

Quote from: GameSpot
Ubisoft today finally revealed that its anticipated game Assassin's Creed will be coming to the Xbox 360, as many had suspected. The announcement comes a day after the publisher admitted the game would be headed for the PC.

The news settles one of the hottest topics in the gaming world this year, as debate over whether or not the game was sneaking onto the Xbox 360 in addition to the PlayStation 3 raged. Though initially announced at Microsoft's X05 event as Project Assassins in 2005, the game was first shown off as Assassin's Creed and revealed as a PlayStation 3 game at E3 2006--an Xbox 360 and PC version was not mentioned.

-Autistic Angel
3037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the hell is Fat Momma still doing on Super Hero? on: August 31, 2006, 05:39:02 PM
Quote from: CrayolaSmoker
As for all of you folks bitching about Fat Momma, STFU.  Sure, she's no hottie (sorry, Stiffler) but her theme and message are more heroic than any of the other contestants.  Even if her rap song has a line of mixed message ("I'll take your food away!").

According to Fat Momma's own website, her kyptonite is diet food which causes her to shrink away into nothingness.  The only cure to eat one of her fatty, sugar-laden doughnuts to regain her powers.

Quote from: Fat Momma's website
Weakness -- Diet Soda or Diet Food

  • When digested, Diet Soda or Diet Food causes Fat Momma to shrink.
  • Fat Momma can still function at this reduced size, however, she must eat one of her doughnuts, or she will continue to shrink.
  • If the shrinking goes unchecked, Fat Momma will disappear altogether. [Note: the smallest she has ever shrunk to is 5 inches.]

Additionally, some of her powers are only available after Fat Momma has gorged herself by overeating.

Quote from: Fat Momma's website also
Powers -- "The Super-Burp"

  • Temporarily deafens enemies.
  • Only available when Fat Momma has eaten too much.

How can Fat Momma preach about putting away the junk food when she *relies* on it to power her bully-stomping abilities?  Perhaps we'll have to agree to disagree, but "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" doesn't seem like such a great or heroic message to me.

-Autistic Angel
3038  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the hell is Fat Momma still doing on Super Hero? on: August 31, 2006, 04:22:00 AM
For the uninitiated:



Clockwise from bottom left: Monkey Woman, Fat Momma, Lemuria, Cellphone Girl, and Creature.

-Autistic Angel
3039  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the hell is Fat Momma still doing on Super Hero? on: August 31, 2006, 04:16:01 AM
I was in shock when Major Victory got eliminated from the show.  There was no doubt in my mind that guy was going to win: he looked the part, he was genuinely charismatic, and he was very, very funny.  Considering that the main prize is a Sci-Fi Original Movie about their character, my main hope was that Major Victory was going to be allowed to co-write the script.

Instead, he got booted because, as Stan Lee put it, he was almost more of a parody of a superhero.  Pardon?  This may come as a shock to Mr. Lee, but people who sit at home alone on Saturday nights watching the Sci-Fi Channel aren't looking for high cinema.

...or so I've been told.  I, of course, have no idea what it would be like to watch the Sci-Fi Channel alone on a Saturday night....

-Autistic Angel
3040  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Good Gaming Laptop for World of WarCraft? on: August 29, 2006, 10:41:16 PM
A relative of mine is looking to puchase a new laptop capable of running World of WarCraft while she's traveling.  A system with a fast processor and at least 1-gig of RAM is a certainty, but any feedback people could offer on what sort of graphic chipset would work well would be greatly appreciated.

For example, one possibility has a "128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 HyperMemory" chipset.  Does anyone have any gaming experience with this chipset -- is it sufficient for playing WoW at high detail settings and a good resolution?

-Autistic Angel
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