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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 11, 2012, 09:58:35 PM
Damn.  Feel better ASAP, Pete.  What's the recovery timeline look like?  How much PT is involved?
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Feeling Defeated/Ethan's hospital stay on: July 02, 2012, 11:19:59 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 02, 2012, 08:37:50 PM

We're going home!  Test result came back negative after 14 days of treatments!!!!  Cant wait to have him back in the house


Great to hear it!
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: July 02, 2012, 11:17:14 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 02, 2012, 06:27:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 02, 2012, 04:37:19 PM

Yeah...but sadly the game autosaved after I set off a mini-nuke in the heart of the city and ended up in the dungeon for my stupidity.  90 minutes of replaying a couple of quests is a small price to play for my stupidity.

yeah i was giving a present to the little girl in the Inn,and ended up trying to put my sword through her head,and i got nicked

BTW,is bribing the guard(5000k) the only way to get out of there?

No, if you have a skeleton key in your possession, you can get out.  Generally, I carry 4 skeleton keys around, as sometimes outside Gran Soren you'll run into doors that you can unlock with them...
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You can't fire me... because I quit on: July 01, 2012, 04:44:04 PM

Quote from: Covenant on June 29, 2012, 07:31:22 PM

Well, my idea was, y'know, I want a name, I want it so it can cut glass, y'know, razor sharp.

When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign - it just blows up because the name is so powerful... It says, "Dirk Diggler."


I am a star.  A big, bright, shining star.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this make ANY sense? (relationship related) on: May 02, 2012, 01:40:13 AM

Quote from: hepcat on April 30, 2012, 01:47:58 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 28, 2012, 10:47:17 AM

Can a workplace really dictate whether relationships are allowed? wow - In the land that prides itself on freedom?

At least we don't require people to buy licenses for televisions.  But all jokes aside, this isn't a law, it's a policy within companies.  You can't be arrested for it.  I would suspect the main reason behind it is sexual harassment issues.   We're not as cavalier about potential threats to women's rights as you guys.   Tongue

P.S. I wouldn't be surprised if you poked around and found out that many companies in your country have similar restrictions or "suggestions".

Dude...Stupid American Failure.  He's from DK, not Norway...

If you wanted to bag on his country, for example, you could point out that in his silly little country, there's a 200% tax on new cars.  Yes, you pay your car's purchase price, than 2 times that in tax.  But that's just one of many, many examples of things they do there that make little sense...
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Mummy plus Van Helsing to be rebooted on: May 02, 2012, 01:36:11 AM

Quote from: gellar on May 01, 2012, 08:36:48 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 01, 2012, 07:58:06 PM

Van Helsing is one of my favorite movies - Me, my GF and my kids love to watch it!

You people have no souls.

Come on.  Be serious.

Dude.  He's Danish.  Good taste is foreign to them.

This is considered as high cuisine to them.



Yep, that's whitefish rendered in lye.  You know, the stuff used in soap, and as a drain and oven cleaner.  Otherwise known as poison to most normal human beings...
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion -2012 Draft Edition on: April 28, 2012, 08:53:28 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on April 28, 2012, 08:26:51 PM

Quote from: Eightball on April 28, 2012, 07:43:21 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 28, 2012, 05:13:57 PM

It's a good thing the Redskins are so talented at their other positions that they could afford to use a pick on a 2nd QB.

Lol.  It's a weird decision for sure, but I'm guessing they really don't want to have Beck or Grossman as a backup quarterback for 2013...

Beck's already been released.

I posted that before he got cut!
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion -2012 Draft Edition on: April 28, 2012, 07:43:21 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 28, 2012, 05:13:57 PM

It's a good thing the Redskins are so talented at their other positions that they could afford to use a pick on a 2nd QB.

Lol.  It's a weird decision for sure, but I'm guessing they really don't want to have Beck or Grossman as a backup quarterback for 2013...
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this make ANY sense? (relationship related) on: April 28, 2012, 07:41:58 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on April 28, 2012, 01:00:41 PM

If you want an explanation, look no further than this: 
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I guess i should have mentioned our office is very strict about relationships. They are absolutely, positively NOT allowed.

It sounds to me like shes definitely interested but taking things further jeopardizes both of your jobs.  That might me why she wants to put the friendship label on everything and yet sends you messages regarding pursuing her. 

That's what I got out of it.

Also, I have a rule of 2.  If you've exchanged 2 emails (or texts) and you're still unclear, it's time to pick up the phone and talk about it.  Chances are, you two are on different wavelengths.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: April 12, 2012, 04:38:44 AM

Quote from: Crusis on April 11, 2012, 03:47:58 PM

My second audio book just hit audible. Among the Living is my best seller, having moved about 8K copies in a few short years. I just finished the sequel and it should be out later this year. Hopefully Audible will pick up the audio as well and they can do a simultaneous release. Under the book cover there is a tiny play button if you give a listen. The narrator is very dramatic.  icon_lol
Just finished Among the Living.  I had no idea you were the author until I saw this thread.  Great book, I can't wait for the sequel to arrive.

11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 22, 2012, 02:40:12 AM
Sometimes the Jets make the Redskins look like a professional organization by comparison...
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 17, 2012, 09:20:24 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 17, 2012, 04:51:47 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 17, 2012, 04:44:41 PM

Just so it's written in word....  I'm fine if we sign Manning.  I'm just voicing my reservations.  Because I'm sure this discussion will be brought up later in the season.

I'm pretty sure literally everyone who knows anything about football has reservations about Manning's health.  Everyone knows that as a caveat.

That's the primary reason I didn't want the Skins picking him up.  I'm convinced if Peyton was a Redskin, on his first drop back in preaseason, he'd get hit and break in half.  Career over.

Manning deserves better than that.  And deserves better than playing for the Skins, of course...
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 17, 2012, 12:53:43 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 16, 2012, 08:57:27 PM


I already know you won't like it, but I like Flynn.  Yeah's he's probably just an unknown just as it's unknown Manning's neck can stay healthy, but I've liked what I've seen of him (Patriots game, Lions game last year)  I'd rather go young, and more importantly, cheaper.

But you make good points as well, if Manning is healthy, what you said is absolutely right.  

Flynn cheaper?  Manning will play on an incentive laden deal, likely shorter term (2-3 years).  Flynn is looking for a contract like Kolbs...5 year, 63 million.  That's a heck of a lot more than you'd commit to Manning.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 14, 2012, 04:52:56 PM

Quote from: Doopri on March 14, 2012, 03:19:41 AM

i know i always liked flynn because during the few times he stepped in for one of the top 3 quarterbacks in the league, i didnt see much a difference in the performance of the offense.  he didnt force anything, he checks down and he has more nfl experience than any of the qbs coming out of the draft (not a big deal for the colts but were i the 'skins, who are going to pay big money AND a lot of draft picks i would have tried my hands at flynn).  he just seems much more "proven" than either of the draft qbs - and historically those top draft qbs are feast or famine.  a big deal in a day and age when 1) teams have to pay them a TON and 2) teams have to trade up bigtime to get them (or suck - colts! slywink)

Actually, under the new CBA, high draft picks aren't paid a ton anymore.  For example, Cam Newton signed a 4 year, 22 million contract last year.

Matt Flynn's probably going to get significantly more than that (see Kevin Kolb, 5 years, 63 million).  And it's not like Flynn has any sort of substantial NFL experience...dude's started a whole 3 whole games in the NFL.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 14, 2012, 02:40:05 AM

Quote from: gellar on March 14, 2012, 02:20:29 AM

I don't really understand the hardon for Flynn given the extremely small sample size and what he's possibly going to cost in terms of contract.

I'm somewhat bummed about two things today: Josh Morgan didn't resign with the 49ers and Vincent Jackson didn't sign with the 49ers.  Both of these things suck.

Don't know much about Morgan.  What do you guys think of him?
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 13, 2012, 10:29:47 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 13, 2012, 01:25:45 AM

Quote from: Eightball on March 11, 2012, 02:43:10 PM

What's real fun is the $40+ million the Skins have in cap room this year....

About that...

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7677375/sources-dallas-cowboys-washington-redskins-lose-millions-cap-space

Yep, it's a lot less now.  However, Redskins and Cowboys are saying they haven't received any official notice from the league.

Also it's kind of bullshit the league approved the contracts in question then, but are now saying they're impermissible contracts...
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 11, 2012, 02:43:10 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 10, 2012, 06:01:12 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 10, 2012, 04:11:04 PM

When you can get a highly regarded QB to lead your franchise, you do it. It's a big gamble, but the 'Skins need to make this kind of move if they want a QB of the future.

That many picks means they've gotta be super fucking sure.

As a 49er fan, I am unhappy the Rams are effectively getting two additional top ten picks over the next two years since the Skins always suck.

Skins suck because they've gotten rotten QB play.  Not saying that RG3 will fix all that ails the Redskins, but proceeding the same way they've been going (cast off QBs - Grossman, Beck, old beat up veteran QBs - McNabb, Brunell) certainly hasn't worked either.

It's a ton to give up.  But it's not as if the Skins were getting a lot of value from their (nearly always) high first round picks anyways.

What's real fun is the $40+ million the Skins have in cap room this year....

That being said, this should set the Rams to build a nice team around Bradford.  Assuming he really is the franchise QB they hoped he would be...
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It is as of right now official. I clicked the "submit application" button... on: February 21, 2012, 02:04:59 AM
Congrats, Pete.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Divisional Playoff Discussion on: January 22, 2012, 03:20:11 AM

Quote from: The Grue on January 17, 2012, 03:23:39 PM

Quote from: Devil on January 17, 2012, 03:21:10 PM

Philly?

Of course.

That's top tier.  I mean...

They do crap like this.

And...just think. Phillies fans tend to be several rungs higher on the evolutionary ladder than Eagles fans.

20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Divisional Playoff Discussion on: January 15, 2012, 02:51:36 AM
Congrats, Niners fans.  Incredible game to watch.  Here's hoping that gellar won't be left drunk in a ditch by hi friends tonight.

Broncos-Pats game is not o incredible so far.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Week 10 Discussion on: November 13, 2011, 10:41:49 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 13, 2011, 08:11:16 PM

Ha ha. The Bills are bad.

Well.  My Redskins just lost...badly...to Miami.  Is this season over already?
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Week 9 Discussion on: November 06, 2011, 11:09:39 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 06, 2011, 09:36:18 PM

Quote from: Eightball on November 06, 2011, 09:24:45 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 06, 2011, 07:35:52 PM

Nice 59 yard FG Redskins, pretty impressive!

Niners are doing well, despite some bad officiating.  Defense is keeping us in the game.



Naed, I'd like to say now that you've seen a truly awful quarterback first hand, do you still think Alex Smith is really all that bad?

Alex has been playing well this year, not great, but good enough.  But what you're seeing now, is what we've been seeing the last 6 years biggrin

One thing for sure, when the redskins tackle, they really mean it.  I've seen some good crazy violent hits today watching them play.   


Yeah the Skins defense is capable.  Happy to see it, since they were the worst in Skins history last year.  The offense, on the other hand is horrific.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Week 9 Discussion on: November 06, 2011, 09:24:45 PM

Quote from: naednek on November 06, 2011, 07:35:52 PM

Nice 59 yard FG Redskins, pretty impressive!

Niners are doing well, despite some bad officiating.  Defense is keeping us in the game.



Naed, I'd like to say now that you've seen a truly awful quarterback first hand, do you still think Alex Smith is really all that bad?
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Week 8 Discussion on: October 30, 2011, 11:54:16 PM

Quote from: naednek on October 30, 2011, 11:24:12 PM

Niners are now the 2nd best team in the NFL with the patriots loss

Not sure I'd agree with that.  I'd hold the Steelers 2nd.  Beating the Patriots counts a little more to me than beating the Browns.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Week 8 Discussion on: October 30, 2011, 10:23:55 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 30, 2011, 08:07:54 PM

The Redskins are looking real sharp today in their white jerseys and gold pants.

Redskins are playing today?  You could have fooled me...
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best shoes for working on your feet all day? on: October 09, 2011, 07:21:30 AM
Merrills are a solid choice, as surgeons wear them all day in the OR.  Or anesthesiologists, like disarm.

But if you want a comfortable business shoe, nothing beats Johnston & Murphy shoes.  Look and feel great...but they tend to be more expensive than what else has been mentioned here.  They last quite a long time, though.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 10, 2011, 05:10:05 PM

Quote from: Crux on September 10, 2011, 04:19:34 PM

I find it interesting the study you linked listed significantly increased plasma phenylalanine concentrations as a result of ingested aspartame, and then conclude that it has no effects, when elevated pp levels have been associated with mood swings.

No sweat; if what you had said was true, that would have to be taken into account by my industry (my company makes insulin).  Also, if you read the abstract, that's not quite what it said.  The study apparently had an endpoint measuring neuropsychologic outputs, and the authors found that even though plasma phenylalanine levels increased, there was no concomitant increase in the neuropsychologic endpoint.  So while there may be a correlation with pp found elsewhere, it was not found in this study (and it's always better to try to prove something in one study than take the output from one and apply it to the output of a separate study...as there are differences in study design, population inclusion/exclusion criteria, etc.)

Also, talking about the 3500 calorie day, I was flipping through the Calorie King book (highly recommended for anyone concerned about carb counts, such as a diabetic, or an anti-carbite).  Looking at the restaurant section, it's pretty easy to see how someone could eat 3500 calories in a day.  There are single dishes that range up to 2500 calories by themselves (a pasta dish at Cheesecake Factory, the Cajun Jambalaya Pasta), and desserts that range even higher (I found one piece of cake that sat at 340 grams of carbs).  Add in appetizers, side dishes, drinks, and dessert, and you could conceivably hit 3500 in one meal.  Hell, a 6" subway sub, by itself, ranged about 600 calories (though one sat at 1,000 calories); add in chips and soda to that 600 calorie sub, and you're looking at 1,000 calories for what's generally regarded as one "healthy" meal.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 10, 2011, 12:25:58 PM

Quote from: Crux on September 08, 2011, 04:02:45 PM

Also, ditch the artificial sweeteners - they will still give you the insulin spike of real sugar, and it messes with your system in a big way.

That really got me curious.  Doing a pub med search of in vivo trials came up with this study that showed otherwise.  Do you have any pk studies showing otherwisev(and no, I'm not really interested in in vitro trials)?

Should be easy to prove; simple clamp study should do it.  From a biological standpoint it doesn't make much sense, as beta cells release insulin in response to the presence of carbohydrates (not just sugar as you posted separately).  Artificial sweeteners aren't carbs, so I'd be surprised if that was really true.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 04, 2011, 03:21:19 PM
Basically, it all comes down to inputs and outputs.  There are a few things here. 

1.  Outputs:  We've become more sedentary as time has gone on...our outputs are reduced as to where we were back in the day.  There's a lot more sitting on the couch and TV/computer, than even 20 years ago.

2.  Inputs:

First, carbs in and of themselves aren't evil; it's just our foods tend to have a LOT of them.  I have a kid with type 1 diabetes, so we have to carefully measure carbs in all foods he consumes and you'd be surprised.  For example, a medium sized bagel has about 60 grams of carbs in it; whereas a 9 ounce filet has about 50 grams of protein in it.  Per unit size, a lot more calories are packed into the bagel than the steak...and I'd say only the steak is a solid dinner by itself.  So it makes sense to eat a low carb diet, because you can eat what you're used to eating (i.e., too much), but you get less calories per bite.

But the basic problem isn't carbs...or whatever.  It's simply that we eat a lot more than we used to.  Our portion size in modern America is completely out of control. From this link:

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Portion sizes in 1960 compared to 2000
• Bagel: Then 2-3 oz.; now 4-6 oz.
• Muffin: Then 2-3 oz.; now 5-7 oz.
• Coca-Cola bottle: Then 6.5 fl.oz.; now 20 fl.oz.
• Chocolate bar: Then 1 oz.; now 1.5-5 oz.
• Potato chips bag: Then 1 oz.; now 2-4 oz.
• McDonald’s hamburger: Then 1.5 oz.; now 1.5-8 oz.
• McDonald’s soda: Then 7oz.; now 12-42 oz.
• McDonald’s French fries: Then 2.4 oz.; now 2.4-7.1 oz.
• Pasta entrée: Then 1.5 cups; now 3 cups
• Beer can: Then 12 fl.oz.; now 12-24 fl.oz.

Of note is that the large fast food size back in 1960 is the smallest size (i.e., kid size) we can get today.  Heck, some Panera sandwiches are 1,000 calories by themselves.  Add 240 calories for a medium (20 ounce) Coke, and then chips, and you're looking at 1,500 calories just for a lunch, which is what's recommended for a full day (60% carbs on a 1,500 calorie diet is what the AMA recommends...you missed that caloric restriction in your AMA-damning post, Purge).  Even if you believe we expend the same amount of calories we did in 1960 (which we don't), we eat so much more that the input:output ratio is completely out of whack. 

Essentially, we're eating more, and we have less energy output.  There's a reason why 33% of the adults in the US are obese, after all, with commensurate levels of childhood obesity, explosion of type 2 diabetes in both adults (and now, scarily, incredible growth of type 2 diabetes in children).

Go overseas to Europe.  Even to Rome, where Italians tend to eat a higher carb diet than the Scandanavians (pasta and breads), you'll see that they are thin.  Europeans eat much smaller portion sizes, walk around a lot, and by and large, are far thinner than Americans.  It's not because they're on a low carb diet...it's because they eat a balanced diet, eat reasonable portion sizes, and expend calories.

But never fear.  As we export our lifestyle overseas, they're getting fatter as they eat more, too (check out England's obesity rates...they're quickly approaching ours).
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 03, 2011, 09:19:34 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 03, 2011, 04:09:00 AM

We have been led to believe the AMA knows what they're doing, but it's a falsehood.

Call me weird, but I tend to trust people who have formal training and experience in physiology, nutrition, and metabolism, over a journalist with no such training (no training in biology whatsoever, in fact).  Kind of a weird thing for you to say, Purge.

Or the "research" cited in the response that Crux linked to...5 studies, each with an N between 9 to 29.  That population is not sufficient to be considered powered effectively to draw any sort of valid, statistical conclusion.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 5.8 Earthquake hits Virginia (!) on: August 23, 2011, 06:19:52 PM
We felt it here in Princeton, NJ.  Watched my office walls waver around a little...
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: La la la la! La la la la! Carmen's world! on: August 03, 2011, 07:10:44 PM
Really nice job, tik!
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Official Off-Season Thread on: August 03, 2011, 04:32:23 PM
Well, talking about our favorite cellar dwellers, I'm happy to report that the Niners just signed ex-Redskins cornerback, Carlos Rogers to a contract.  1 year, 4 million.

Carlos is a good cover corner, who can tackle.  He has one problem.  He can't catch a cold.  I can't tell you how many times I've seen the guy drop a ball that hit him square in his hands.  You think Vernon Davis had bad hands?  Wait until you see Carlos in action.  Even he admits it:

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Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers is scarcely in denial. He seems to understand that the first step to curing a problem is admitting you have one. His problem: He can't catch interceptions. The solution? At this point, in his sixth season in the NFL, he simply wants to make sure the drops don't affect him from doing the rest of his job.

"I sit and think about it: 'Man I should have had them picks,'" Rogers said Wednesday, three days after he dropped a pair of potential interceptions that might have altered the course of a 27-24 loss to Indianapolis. "Should have had four or five, pretty much probably leading the league or at the top. But my main thing is: I'm not going to get myself down because somebody outside of here -- or whoever -- talk about Carlos dropping picks... "

(it looks like he referred to himself in the 3rd person there, so yes, he sucks).

It's so bad that QBs will throw at him, even if he's in tight coverage on the receiver, because the QBs know he won't intercept them.

Enjoy, Niners fans!
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Official Off-Season Thread on: August 03, 2011, 03:19:35 AM

Quote from: gellar on August 03, 2011, 12:11:07 AM

Quote from: naednek on August 02, 2011, 10:40:22 PM

And the niners get better and better. Oh wait.

Niners lose Aubrayo Franklin to the saints.

Seattle signs Zach Miller

Rams continue to get better

And the Cardinals is at least trying.

Luck Luck Luck!

Oh please, the Redskins are making the bee-line for the Luck sweepstakes.  As bad a quarterback as Alex Smith is, the Skins will either start John Beck or Sexy Rexy Grossman.

REX GROSSMAN.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm leaving my wife for my bike, apparently... on: August 01, 2011, 12:12:45 AM
Congrats, bud.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: July 15, 2011, 12:30:40 AM

Quote from: Misguided on July 14, 2011, 07:09:12 PM

Quote from: Eightball on July 14, 2011, 05:58:54 PM

I see they got rid of the hub structure, but I really liked being able to pop from level to level, depending on what I felt like doing.  3-1 too hard?  Ok, level up a bit on 4-1 first, then try it.  I wonder if this redesign is much more linear in nature...which can lead to frustration.

Exact opposite. Much more open. More outdoor spaces with sweeping vistas, and anything you can see, you can walk to.

Ah, misread the Kotaku quote.  Then again, it's not written very well...

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As we approached what Namco Bandai reps referred to as "The Trapped Castle"—the game called it "Sen's Castle"—we looked behind our knight briefly. At his back was the bridge that lead to Sen's Castle, beyond that the forested open area that is said to lend Dark Souls a less structured world than its predecessor.

Made it seem as if the open world was gated by the different "dungeons" but reading it again, I don't think that's what they meant.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dark Souls on: July 14, 2011, 05:58:54 PM
I see they got rid of the hub structure, but I really liked being able to pop from level to level, depending on what I felt like doing.  3-1 too hard?  Ok, level up a bit on 4-1 first, then try it.  I wonder if this redesign is much more linear in nature...which can lead to frustration.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Official Off-Season Thread on: July 14, 2011, 01:09:36 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 13, 2011, 03:07:54 PM

The Steelers James Harrison has gone off on Roger Goodell in an interview.

Among the "best" tid-bits:

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If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it. I hate him and will never respect him.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/6764826/james-harrison-pittsburgh-steelers-blasts-roger-goodell-magazine-interview

Not to mention he threw his own players under the bus while he was at it...

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"Hey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field instead of asking the D to bail you out again," Harrison said of Roethlisberger. "Or hand the ball off and stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ain't that and you know it, man; you just get paid like he does."

Harrison also called Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall a "fumble machine."

Yay Harrison!
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man, its boring being out of work on: June 18, 2011, 01:09:07 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 16, 2011, 07:52:15 PM

I did briefly consider edumiduciating myself further, but not quite sure what and how. I've been in the marketing /costumer / sales / telemarketing business all of my life, even though I have a computer degree.

First, I didn't think they allowed unemployment in Denmark.  How un-utopian for the happiest country in the world.

Second, marketing/sales...well...there IS this pharmaceutical company in Denmark that does that kind of thing that you may have heard of.  Don't they employ like 1/2 the people there anyways? smile
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Blu Ray! on: May 04, 2011, 09:04:39 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 04, 2011, 01:41:42 PM

I can't see it anywhere in what i quoted but GameInformer say the box set will cost $139.99(SRP)

Amazon.com has the full box set for $90 on a pre-order special.
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