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521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has the economic downturn affected you? on: September 19, 2008, 01:13:43 PM
Well, my 401K is taking a bath, but I did manage to buy a house worth WAAAYYYYY more than I paid for it, and my job is secure.  So all in all things are going fine.
522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Verizon FiOS on: September 16, 2008, 06:15:16 PM
So I'm in the process of choosing a cable/internet/phone provider for my new house and was wondering if anyone here has experience with Verizon FiOS.  How's the HD and how's the service?
523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Burn after Reading - Impressions (Spoilers, natch) on: September 15, 2008, 08:54:56 PM
Yeah, me and the wife saw it this weekend and both LOVED it to death.  As you said, perfectly cast, the dialog is spot on.  I would classify this as more Fargo less Old Country for Old Men. Funny, meandering, and dark if you stop and think about what is actually going on.

I guess it's getting some negative reviews, but if you are a fan of Coen movies, I can't honestly see how you wouldn't enjoy the hell out of this one.
524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 11, 2008, 06:44:09 PM
Another pretty easy one.  Don't look at the properties

525  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 11, 2008, 06:42:19 PM
Oh that's Across the Universe... I have seen it.  I have no memory of that scene with the statue of liberty.
526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DRM] Red Alert 3's DRM crapola revealed on: September 11, 2008, 03:43:18 PM
527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 11, 2008, 03:30:55 PM
Well whatever it is, I wanna see it.
528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 10, 2008, 09:36:10 PM
Since I know I'm correct, and I'm leaving work soon, here is my submission... a pretty easy one

529  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 10, 2008, 09:33:35 PM
Gleaming the Cube!!  Love that movie
530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: August 14, 2008, 03:53:46 PM
Starship Troopers - I can never get enough of this movie. Goofy fun, nice effects, naked chick, interesting satire on the whole "rah-rah war" concept. It might help that I never read the book, but honestly I've never had a problem separating mediums and don't bother comparing adaptations/remakes to eachother.  I just look at them as separate entities.

Dragon Wars - Caught this one on a whim and me and the wife actually enjoyed it. Not Oscar worthy or anything, but not the complete shit that most people think it is. We may be the only people on the planet who liked it though.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Rather than get into another 10 page argument on whether it sucked or not, I'll just say we had a lot of fun with this one.

Silent Hill - Lots of people think this is crap, but it's actually one of my favorite modern horror movies.
531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [slang] "Lifting Cars" on: August 05, 2008, 03:42:59 PM
Connecticut - stealing cars.  Heard it when I was younger, not lately though.
532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Learning to play guitar (for real) - (It has begun) on: July 22, 2008, 06:47:22 PM
Here's another site that has a good beginner's video lesson program for free
533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I Think This Just Might Work [possibly NSFW] on: July 22, 2008, 04:54:33 PM
A great idea, but I can just imagine the horror of waking up and seeing one of these next to you.
534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 09:16:00 PM
No followup. And no indication as to what the future may hold, as they did in Batman Begins.

I'm guessing the next one will be about Batman being hunted as a villan himself and clearing his name.  I thought the movie ended with a big cliffhanger... him taking the blame for Harvey's crimes and going on the lam. 
535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 08:16:35 PM
Don't forget that Joker also promised Batman he would make him break his one rule before everything was over (his one rule is that he will not kill).  When Dent died, Joker won.
536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Babylon AD Trailer on: July 01, 2008, 09:33:39 PM
Looks like Children of Men meets XXX
537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cell phones - help me chose my next provider on: June 25, 2008, 09:19:03 PM
Google "Sprint SERO"

Unlimited data, unlimited text, 500 minutes

$30 a month
538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 24, 2008, 02:22:58 PM
Initial test: 27
Level of intensity: Level 3

539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 23, 2008, 01:36:51 PM
I'm in. Will be doing it in parallel with the couch to 5k program linked on page 1 as well.

Initial Test: 27
Day 1: 10, 10, 8, 6, 17
540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]The Incredible Hulk on: June 16, 2008, 06:24:18 PM
Only one man can save us now...

541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 09, 2008, 09:49:08 PM
You're on the right trail  icon_wink

I'm heading home soon.  If anyone thinks they have it, check the image properties to see, then go ahead and post a new one. If nobody has it by later, I'll post another shot and a hint.
542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2008, 09:45:05 PM
Epic Rail

543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2008, 09:41:47 PM
544  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2008, 09:31:56 PM
545  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2008, 09:29:39 PM
546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 09, 2008, 08:55:45 PM
I read that too. Nooooooo on the remake.

OK, here's a fun one

547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 09, 2008, 08:40:04 PM
Rosemary's Baby?
548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 09, 2008, 08:19:21 PM
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.  Just watched this a couple weeks ago... incredible movie. As an aside, the HR director at my old company was the female lead's cousin.

Damn you Simon!!
549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 09, 2008, 08:09:24 PM
Right you are Pete!
550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 09, 2008, 08:00:25 PM
don't look at the image properties

551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 09, 2008, 07:39:55 PM
Looks like Wizard of Gore to me
552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy IV: Who's in for Midnight??? on: May 27, 2008, 05:48:45 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
and how is surviving three waterfalls any more rediculous than jumping out of a plane in a FRIGGIN INFLATABLE RAFT and surviving without a scratch? Have you guys even watched the 2nd and 3rd Indy movies lately?
553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Working out, getting lean-supplements, etc on: May 27, 2008, 05:34:27 PM
The only thing I take is protein, as it aids in shortening recovery times and is the building block in gaining lean muscle mass.  1 gram per pound that you weigh per day.  If you are in a serious program (which it sounds like you are), this is the basic "must have" supplement.
554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dreams can be so interesting on: May 23, 2008, 05:17:47 PM
Did she have legs or a flipper?
555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What song is stuck in your head. on: May 19, 2008, 05:20:15 PM
The Subway "5 Dollar Footlong" jingle
556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So you think you can drink? on: May 08, 2008, 06:11:55 PM
Think again
557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 01, 2008, 08:55:23 PM
don't eat yellow snow
558  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV: Which system and what's your gamertag? on: May 01, 2008, 06:05:54 PM
platform: 360
gamertag: Covenant72
559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: April 30, 2008, 05:14:32 PM
More thoughs on Michelle

Spoiler for Hiden:
Everytime Nico asks her a question, she dodges it and asks him about himself; never really giving up any personal information. I was thinking at the time how weird and off putting that was. He even makes a comment about how hard it is to talk to her on their first date.
560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: April 30, 2008, 05:04:13 PM
Well, I got a couple hours in last night and can already tell this is the best GTA yet (for me).  Some things that stand out to me:

1) It's been stated before, but this city is INCREDIBLE.  It just really nails the "feel" like no other game before. That's the best way i can describe it.
2) I love how the cars handle now.  I seem to be having a much easier time driving this time around than I usually do.
3) The new wanted level system.  I always thought that clearing your wanted level was very nebulous as far as how you went about it (ignoring paint n spray).  Now you have a definite mechanic to work with, and a clear objective. I also like that paint n spray is no longer a get out of jail free card. Always annoyed me that you could have a cop right on your tail, jump into the garage and wow... instantly clear your wanted level
4) Relationships. This system looks to be fantastic in regards to actual rewards and benefits gameplay-wise for fostering the relationships. Time will tell if it gets tedious however.
5) Combat... it just feels more real. I capped some local in the back a couple times, he fell down, then dragged himself back up and tried to stumble away. One more in the head and he was done for. Just seems more gritty and violent to me this time around.

About the only thing I don't like so far is the hand to hand combat. You can't button mash anymore like you used to, as his punch/kick time is so slow.  I think the system is just ignoring any button presses during the animations. I don't see myself being without a gun ever in this game. It's more realistic which seems to be the general direction they took this version, but in the name of hypocracy, I will choose to not like it in this one area  icon_biggrin
It also won't let me pick up trashcans and hit people over the head with it even though I can push them around... DAMNIT!

Some things I miss from previous versions:

1) Skill ups.  I enjoyed levelling up the different weapon types and vehicle skills and seeing your character get better at things.
2) Learning new melee moves at the gym. Nuff said
3) I'm hoping the side stuff like collectables, house robberies, semi truck deliveries, vigilante, taxi, ambulance, fire missions, etc are still present.  I havn't found any yet, but I still havn't unlocked all the side stuff yet, so I'm waiting with my fingers crossed. I quickly looked over the available achievements and didn't see much about that stuff though, so I'm a little nervous.

If they don't properly fill out the city with side missions and optional things to do, my opinion will shift, but right now I am totally in love with this game.
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