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7001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Back to the Future remake with.... Justin bieber....... on: August 28, 2010, 03:28:36 AM
let's all think of how bad this can be.  so, there will of course be a music number (by this guy or his contemporaries) in there at some point, even if it's completely out of place, it's what the kids want.  which third rate washed out actor gets to play doc?  who will be marty's new best friend who is either completely idiotic, invents crap that doesn't work (just like his uncle doc) or is in some way handicapped (so that marty can go back and somehow fix him).  he may also be black too as they'll feel the need to diversify the cast for no apparent reason.  marty mcfly is no longer his name, he is now something less dorky, in an attempt to make the main character cool.  he may even be a jock this time around, but a cool jock, of course.

the film will go back to those wacky days in the 80's, because you know almost everything wacky happened then and the director (a former music video director) will think it's a cutely ironic nod to the original that fans of the first trilogy will appreciate (they won't).  it will also feature a mix of crappy re-mixed hits by the main "actor" and his friends.  it will be available on itunes and sell a ton of copies to tweens who now think the 80's are cool.  nobody alive during this time period will be able to stand the music though.

lastly, biff is now a super masculine woman (another nod to the new culture) who breaks down and shows her soft side rather than be a total douche the whole movie (again, new culture).  she won't be turned from bully-hood by a fight but rather some kind act of the main guy.  this will allow "marty" to get back in time to save doc, get the girl and win the big game.
7002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deep Black on: August 28, 2010, 02:25:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 28, 2010, 01:55:12 AM

Quote from: Chaz on August 28, 2010, 01:41:30 AM


Wet and Deep
Big Wet Chasms
Down and Damp
Deep Dark Damp
Big Wet Octopi

Big wet octopi?

This would work japan.
7003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deep Black on: August 28, 2010, 12:14:51 AM
A new underwater game could be cool, but that name needs to change. It sounds like two-thirds of a porn film.
7004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 08/27/10 on: August 27, 2010, 11:33:23 PM
Finishing up darkstar one to clear the spot in my gamefly queue and continuing the story in mafia 2.

If I hit up the pc for gaming, I plan on splitting time between SC2 and DoW2.
7005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: August 27, 2010, 08:27:15 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 25, 2010, 01:46:24 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on August 25, 2010, 06:14:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 22, 2010, 02:57:50 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 21, 2010, 06:35:04 PM

Quote from: disarm on August 21, 2010, 03:05:30 AM

Quote from: Gratch on August 21, 2010, 02:15:17 AM

Not normally my style of music, but damn if this ain't catchy.

F**k You

damn...that is pretty catchy icon_cool

This song needs to be DLC for Rock Band



Been stuck in my head since I first heard it a couple of days ago. It's... f'ng brilliant.  icon_smile

That was abso-fucking-lutely brilliant.   icon_lol

seeing as how they require you to sign in just to see 18+ material, i cannot see on youtube.  stupid useless age restrictions.  oh well, thank you google link and embedded site!
7006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Red Dead Redemption the movie? on: August 27, 2010, 08:20:59 PM
he looks a bit older these days so he could pull it off.  would need to get cut in a knife fight first though and forget to shave for a few weeks. 

could be interesting who they get to play the other principal actors and whether they go with the original ending or hollywood-ize it.  i would love the former, but the latter is almost guaranteed i think. 
7007  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking For: The First American Mcgees - Alice on: August 27, 2010, 08:16:31 PM

Quote from: The_Man on August 27, 2010, 12:24:57 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on August 24, 2010, 10:28:58 AM

Quote from: Caine on August 23, 2010, 01:37:27 AM

If not, I know I have a copy of it too.

Cool, haven't heard anything back from The_Man yet...  I'll PM ya Caine

I have it, complete in large box.

Doh, just sent this out too.
7008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Won!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 27, 2010, 07:31:13 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on August 27, 2010, 11:18:36 AM

come on  you dont get a 36000+ post count by posting actual references.  CeeKay has more nonsensical spammage than an expatriated Nigerian prince.  icon_razz

true, because between the time you posted this and now, it's gone up.

7009  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: force of 100 million bombs to hit the earth on: August 27, 2010, 07:28:44 PM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on August 27, 2010, 11:52:23 AM

NASA speaketh!

The original link is confusing solar max with solar storm. Not that the danger isn't real, but no one is predicting another 1959-like "Carrington Event".

threat level down?  does that mean we should stop having sex with anything that moves then?

7010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10th Anniversary Gift Suggestions on: August 27, 2010, 06:32:14 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 27, 2010, 05:55:57 PM

Wow, times are harder than I thought if you can't afford an aluminum ring.

i had the same thought. 

hmm, aluminum and tin.  that sounds like a hobo dinner to me.  pork and beans heated in the can over an open fire with a cheap six pack of beer to wash it down with.

sorry, i got nothing. 
7011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 27, 2010, 05:49:24 PM
if you think the playboy's are hard to see, wait til you start looking for the wanted posters.  and there are 159 of these things.  bleh!

finished up with chapter 9 last night and i see a little of some reviewer's complaints regarding the game's length.

Spoiler for Hiden:
after you are "made", you get this nice little montage of interesting things you and joe are doing, but damn if would have been nicer to do them yourself rather than watch it happen.  oh well, i guess this "interactive movie" also has a montage.
7012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Serial Killer Roguelike on: August 27, 2010, 03:25:33 AM
If you win, expect a knock on the door by an FBI profiler and a lengthy interview about your whereabouts over the last 20 years because you just might be a serial killer.
7013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 - Headset sound quality improving this Fall on: August 26, 2010, 11:52:34 PM
Good news indeed. Now my real life friends may actually sound like normal on live.
7014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 has been hacked/jailbreaked on: August 26, 2010, 11:42:57 PM
So they have done it before, but I never noticed as I haven't gotten a ps3 game on release day and usually update when it prompts me to.
7015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: August 26, 2010, 07:34:42 PM

Quote from: morlac on August 26, 2010, 03:59:31 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 26, 2010, 03:36:07 PM

Are you a gun owner by any chance?

Nope just Zombies.

well in that case, I would recommend getting a nice cricket bat for defense.
7016  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time Waster: Solipskier on: August 26, 2010, 07:32:56 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 26, 2010, 06:15:18 PM


damn. How long was that game? 
7017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mafia II impressions on: August 26, 2010, 05:49:29 PM
Played up through chapter 6 and I am enjoying it. It isn't the deepest game and in light of RDR and other advancements in the genre, nothing terribly new either. Despite this, the environment is very nice and detailed and I love driving around just to see everything. The different elements are all well done and there isn't a sense of rushing to get it out the door. The game only seems lacking when compared to it's contemporaries. Is that fair?  Of course it is and at the same time, isn't. I put this into the same boat as crackdown 2, another sequel that adds almost nothing new to the original design. Both are solid games but both could have been better in the innovation department.

Giving this one an 8 so far and even though I haven't finished it yet, i see no reason it deserves higher or lower scores.
7018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 has been hacked/jailbreaked on: August 26, 2010, 05:30:31 PM
Just like the PSP discs. I haven't had that happen on the 60 gig ps3phat though. I'll probably run into it when lbp2 hits as I haven't updated since before they took out Linux support.
7019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 26, 2010, 05:17:16 PM
i like how the guy doesn't notice she was hit for a second.  up until then, it looks like he was bored and ignoring her
7020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Time Waster: Solipskier on: August 26, 2010, 05:15:47 PM
getting the hang of it but i've been able to hit over 320k in a short order.  getting the modifier up is huge as is getting the green gates.  i wish it was shown with a higher vertical resolution though as i just died to him falling down into a gap faster than i expected.

and a replay got me almost to 700k.  pretty fun game.  nice find bullwinkle
7021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: August 26, 2010, 03:40:42 PM
Enough of your friends will be buying it kato, just wait and see. Pretty sure this will be the big MP game of the year until black ops hits. 
7022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: August 26, 2010, 03:36:07 PM
And as a bonus, once your pet has taken care of his pet, you won't have anything more to worry about. Perfect plan. Are you a gun owner by any chance?
7023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Season of Futurama Coming? on: August 26, 2010, 03:32:11 PM
Was that the "I said bow-chicka-wow-wow" episode?  I only caught the first half. The episodes are getting better.
7024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Won!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 26, 2010, 03:28:49 PM
They sent me one too, but stupid gmail mistakenly flagged it as spam and I missed the cutoff date. Does anyone know of an email service that doesn't flag these so I can get all those great offers I am always hearing about and contest notifications? 
7025  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead State: The Zombie Survival RPG on: August 26, 2010, 03:23:50 PM
Sounds interesting and I hope it is similar to fort zombie but in more detailed ways.

i just read the about page and while i am bummed it's not a third person real time rpg, it sounds like they have got the right ideas to make an interesting game. 
7026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 26, 2010, 03:21:21 PM
Playing on hard and I haven't died in a gunfight yet. I have died due to crashing into a building at high speed, hitting a light pole at high speed, hitting another car head-on at high speed, and getting shot at point blank range by cops after getting boxed in (after hitting something at high speed).

I have died a bunch during the melee-fighting-only moments though due to leaving myself wide open to a combo.  So far, it's death by my own mistake and I haven't felt cheated yet.  This is on the console and after 6 chapters btw. 

Oh, I also died once after breaking through the guardrails on the bridge. 
7027  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gas mileage - what's yours like? I just hit 600km (372miles) on: August 25, 2010, 04:05:48 PM
2001 Acura RSX ~170k.  i always get over 27 mpg on a 13 gal tank.  it's gotten better too.  i used to get 23-25 depending on traffic.  

the highlander fares a bit worse of course, but if we take it easy we get over 20 mpg.  
7028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 25, 2010, 02:47:53 AM
Nice shots ceekay. They really nailed the atmosphere.  Thanks man.
7029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: August 24, 2010, 08:15:50 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 21, 2010, 01:59:18 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 20, 2010, 10:23:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 20, 2010, 07:52:43 PM

Damn, I need a couple more points.

Same. Strange find though.

Actually, I think this might be a problem:

Just a warning - looks like Reach is out there in the wild. This time it seems we can't blame the French; apparently, a group of modders figured out how to fool into allowing a download of the copies put up for some press. (Ouch!) Videos and screenshots are already online, and it's likely that if you hang around on forums, you WILL see spoilers. (We'll do our best to keep them off the HBO forum, but we can't guarantee anything... and we certainly can't help with other places on the interwebs.) So if you're looking to play Reach unspoiled... now might be a good time to go dark.

Whoops. Talk about making it easy to pirate - they pulled it from Microsoft's own servers!

they are getting targeted and banned by ms though so it shouldn't last long.  i would still avoid the grungier parts of the web to avoid any spoilage.
7030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Ruler on: August 24, 2010, 08:12:00 PM
any comparison to sins of a solar empire?  obviously, this is more grand in scale but i am curious as i just restarted soase with mods and noticed this was out.  looks interesting to be sure.
7031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 24, 2010, 08:09:55 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on August 24, 2010, 03:21:35 PM

I look forward to playing this game in 2015.
quiet you!

it will be 2016 for sure
7032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 24, 2010, 08:08:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 24, 2010, 06:01:57 AM

damn, the winter part of the game is nicely done.

got any pics for those of us not running uber PCs?  my machine won't handle it as well so it's console for me.  also, broke so rental is cheaper.
7033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: They do nothing small in China on: August 24, 2010, 08:05:53 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 24, 2010, 03:31:45 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 23, 2010, 06:51:56 PM

Pics or it didn't happen.

Article with a picture.

Over three days and two nights, Wang, a truck-driver, managed to haul his coal-carrying truck over a grand distance of 10 km.

Mr. Wang’s truck, and hundreds of others, have, over the past 10 days, been slowly inching their way along the 110 Expressway, part of a 100 km-long convoy that, according to some reports, may perhaps be the world’s longest-ever traffic jam.

almost 70 miles.  that would stretch further south than i usually go and much further north than i did when i was working.  i can't imagine what the side streets would be like at this point. 
7034  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Plain Sight 80% off! on: August 24, 2010, 07:34:46 PM
damn, two bucks is awesome.  can't pass this up for that.  anyone want to go in on a 4 pack? 
7035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Odd Idea for Sustainable Energy, Elzar style! on: August 24, 2010, 02:47:25 PM
Duracell better get working on those Z batteries if they want in on this.

I was wondering how one would transfer energy from one planet to another. Not like you can beam it out. Would really only be useful for a station or one of the moons.

Maybe you should hawk the idea to Ben bova. He's always writing books about stuff like that.   
7036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: August 24, 2010, 02:29:01 PM
So, by his response, we can see that the video chat is out at launch then?  Or is that buried in the meat of the article? 

If so, it's never good to strip stuff out at the last minute.
7037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Getting that time of year..Oktoberfest girls..NSFW on: August 24, 2010, 07:43:23 AM

Quote from: Crux on August 22, 2010, 03:42:55 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 22, 2010, 02:19:24 AM

#31 Boris Becker the lucky bastard icon_biggrin

I can't seem to scroll past #10. It's so mesmerizing.

you should.  44 is even better.
7038  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Beyond Survival on: August 24, 2010, 03:02:32 AM
that is good news.  i've always preferred his show to bear's.
7039  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: They do nothing small in China on: August 23, 2010, 05:35:50 PM
if that happened here, there would be a noticeable spike in violent attacks. 

hell,9 days in?  better to walk.
7040  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Some Decent iPhone/iPad Game Price Drops on: August 23, 2010, 05:10:46 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 20, 2010, 01:45:54 AM

The iPad version of N.O.V.A. is 99 cents and the iPhone version is FREE! Showing up for me, just bought it.   icon_biggrin
it shows up as free for me too on the app page but prompts you to fork over the $5 once you start it and after you finish the short two level demo. 

in app purchase "freebies" should put that in their description.

and yes jag, you can buy them if you don't have an ipad yet.  i have a few one day freebies already.
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