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9161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: August 04, 2008, 03:29:01 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 04, 2008, 02:06:17 AM

What are the voting rules? I count 7 total votes with me having the most at 3. What's the requirement to pick a new girl?

It used to be best of 7 votes, but I think we've lowered that to 6.  Either way you win so post a new one!
9162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: August 04, 2008, 03:25:47 AM

Quote from: CrayolaSmoker on August 04, 2008, 02:17:07 AM

Death Race 2000

Indeed it is.  I guess I went too easy on the first one.  smile
9163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: August 04, 2008, 01:37:34 AM
Ok, here's another "classic":

9164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need casual games suggestions on: August 04, 2008, 12:57:55 AM

Quote from: Redfive on August 03, 2008, 02:39:38 PM

Conquest  is by far and away the casual game I play the most.  It's Risk.  There are tons of maps to d/l (Middle Earth, different regions on Earth, etc.)

Thanks for the suggestion on Conquest.  I've been playing it quite a bit today.  smile

I'd also like to throw another suggestion for any adventure fans to check out "Ben There, Dan That!".  It's a lot of fun with clever dialog just like the old-school Lucasarts adventure games (except for where they reference those games, of course).  Totally worth the donation. 
9165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: August 03, 2008, 07:43:04 PM

Quote from: Simon on August 03, 2008, 04:28:57 PM

Be Kind Rewind!  That movie is worth watching just for the first half hour of their remakes. 
9166  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Blast Works for Wii $10 at Best Buy on: August 03, 2008, 07:38:24 PM
So if it rings up as $20, how do you convince them the price dropped to $10?  Or did you mean it's marked as $20?
9167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: August 03, 2008, 04:22:52 PM
9168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any Mazda 6i owners? on: August 03, 2008, 01:37:35 AM

Quote from: morlac on August 03, 2008, 01:24:21 AM

Quote from: mori on August 02, 2008, 11:25:54 PM

It is a bit of a boring segment you are shopping in. No offence icon_wink. I would go with the Altima myself. Have you looked at the Ford Fusion? I believe it shares the same platform with the Mazda 6.

Yea, yea pregnant wife and all .... Tongue

Of course I'd agree the boring factor is seeping outta the Mazda 6 but I just can't buy cars solely based on the 'fun' factor anymore frown
---Shakes fist at wife---"See what you've done woman!"

Ahh, I see you have one of those self-impregnating wives.  Congratulations to her.  slywink
9169  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Steam deal - Savage 2 for $10 (weekend only) on: August 02, 2008, 10:33:25 PM
Steam is having a sale on Savage 2 this weekend for only $9.99 (regularly $29.99).  Check out your Steam app or the Steam games webpage for any details.

Also, they are supposed to be releasing a new patch that includes some new graphics upgrades and such. 
9170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: August 02, 2008, 10:00:49 PM
9171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First review of 'The Dark Knight' on: August 02, 2008, 03:55:22 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on August 02, 2008, 02:31:37 PM

Harris is still on the Snobby side of the critic fence that both lauds TDK's ambition but sort of waves off its success as "fanboy driven" and says any Oscar nomination talk for the movie is both fanboy-driven and (aside from Ledger's performance) a joke.  disgust

I don't see it as a joke because if critics think Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the King are all Oscar-worthy (and all got Best Picture and Best Director nominations in their release years, and of course ROTK won everything just about), then a leap to something like TDK isn't that much of a stretch. Unless you're a snobby critic with issues about guys in rubber suits and clown makeup.  smirk

I quite liked the movie, but I'd have to agree that other than Ledger there is nothing really award worthy about The Dark Knight. 
9172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Puzzler Suggestions on: August 02, 2008, 03:08:28 AM
Look into the game Crush.  I've heard good things about it.  Kind of a puzzling platformer with squishing 3D into 2D type stuff.
9173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: July 31, 2008, 03:06:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2008, 02:38:51 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 31, 2008, 06:34:07 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2008, 04:02:02 AM

awesome!  Although I do have to say that, in part where Dumbledore is fighting the Inferi, he looks alot like Gandalf.

they are cousins, trice removed..

anyways, love the movies, and the books, although, I couldnt get through the 6th one, so, I'm excited about this movie - first one where I DONT know what's going to happen

you don't know that Ron dies?  eek

At the hand of his father, who is really Lord Voldemort's assistant!  Muahahaha!   icon_twisted
9174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Soul Calibur IV Release Thread on: July 31, 2008, 02:35:45 PM

Quote from: Glycerine on July 31, 2008, 11:13:57 AM

I have a question as well.  Does anyone know what leveling up a style gets you?  I'm thinking it unlocks different weapons, but I'm not sure.

Yeah, the leveling up a style means that character and any you create in that style (custom characters take on a base style from one of the main characters) get access to new clothes/armor, weapons and special powers.  Different clothes have different attributes which can be 'spent' on those powers.  Each of those powers seems to have 3 teirs from what I've seen, and they range in variety from giving you extra health to making you do damage even when your opponent blocks your attack and even resisting ring outs.

If you are playing the story or tower mode you should definitely look to at least customize your favorite character if not make one of your own, as they can become much more powerful.  Of course sometimes the more powerful gear isn't the look you want, so you just say
9175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: July 31, 2008, 02:25:39 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 31, 2008, 01:48:48 PM

Quicktime is for suckers, kinda like waiting in line.  Enjoy:  (130mb, 1080p)

Much appreciated!

9176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 31, 2008, 02:20:27 PM
9177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Soul Calibur IV Release Thread on: July 31, 2008, 02:45:16 AM
Has anybody gotten the special finisher moves to work?  You're supposed to be able to hit LB (on the 360) or all attack buttons and get some finishing move.  Whenever I do that my guy just kind of hides his face. 
9178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fall on: July 31, 2008, 02:42:21 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 31, 2008, 02:34:38 AM

Quote from: Exodor on July 29, 2008, 10:11:53 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 27, 2008, 04:00:52 AM

Well now you have.  Hell will freeze over before I every move someplace it doesn't snow.   No matter how old I get, I'd much rather shovel snow in the winter than bake during in the summer.

There are places that don't bake in the summer that also don't get much snow.

Not that I could afford.

Like western Washington?
9179  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: New Server Performance on: July 31, 2008, 02:28:27 AM
Was having trouble accessing the forum for the last half hour or so and then finally got this:

: MySQL server has gone away
9180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: July 31, 2008, 01:51:26 AM
I almost forgot that there were more movies to come after that final book. 

Oh, and also: thanks for the fucking "buffer overrun detected", Quicktime!  You're the bestest!
9181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Soul Calibur IV Release Thread on: July 30, 2008, 03:06:34 PM
Yeah, I can't believe the story mode is so disappointing.  I was hoping for something like the old 'cross the map and fight at different locations' kind of thing, or at least more than 5 stupid fights. 

I'm playing the 360 version and I like it.  The controls have taken a little bit to get used to (or it could be just because I never played SC3 and haven't played SC2 in quite a while).  The loading times in story mode aren't too bad (maybe 5-10 seconds if there are 4 opponents) and it looks great on my HDTV.  Messed around with the character creater a bit and it seems OK.  Maybe not as many options as I was expecting, but it will do.
9182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 30, 2008, 02:51:11 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 30, 2008, 01:53:00 PM

why are my pics so small.???  crybaby

Maybe you're expressing a "personal problem" slywink, but just click on attached pictures to see them full size.
9183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cuil replacement to Google on: July 30, 2008, 02:49:34 PM
I would have thought they meant it to be pronounced as 'quill' or something.
9184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cuil replacement to Google on: July 30, 2008, 02:45:28 AM
Not to mention every time I see that word I pronounce it 'queel' in my head.  It's like coil misspelled.
9185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 30, 2008, 01:28:06 AM
Well now we're stuck at 3 for Purge and 3 for Moliere. 
9186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: July 30, 2008, 01:14:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 30, 2008, 12:31:33 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 29, 2008, 11:57:54 PM

Saddest cartoon ever.  frown

the real final Calvin & Hobbes!

I have a framed version of the real real last Calvin & Hobbes.
9187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Space Siege (demo) on: July 29, 2008, 02:57:02 PM
I see that there is now a demo available for Space Siege, which is Gas Powered Games' somewhat follow-up to the Dungeon Siege games.  In space.  See what they did there?  slywink  You can check out more info from the official site if you haven't heard of it.

I haven't gotten a chance to try it out yet, but it's available over at the NVIDIA site and probably everywhere else soon.  Download is just about one gig.
9188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Tattoo Thread on: July 29, 2008, 05:17:18 AM

Quote from: jpinard on July 29, 2008, 04:10:10 AM

I don't have a tattoo, but I do have this:

Just don't feed them after midnight. 
9189  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Which of these monitors would you get? on: July 29, 2008, 04:38:49 AM
I got a 22" LG monitor last December (not either of those models, the L226something), and I have been very pleased with it.  I think it was just about $300 with tax at Best Buy, but I'm sure it's cheaper now with the new models out.
9190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why you shouldn't ask for job advice on public forums on: July 29, 2008, 03:51:37 AM

Quote from: yossar on July 29, 2008, 03:43:09 AM

Quote from: Bulletpig on July 28, 2008, 10:51:32 PM

I have to agree with the one poster in the other thread that was calling out the interviewer.  The interviewer did admit that he said to find the answers any way possible.  Trying to call the applicant out on a bullshit theory of breaking the spirit of the exercise is total crap to me.  If you didn't want the entire list posted then you should have put in that rule.  The interviewer is just pissed because the he wasn't able to fathem that someone would post all the questions on the Internet.

Who remembers "Heartbreak Ridge" - You adapt. You overcome. You improvise.

Was pretty funny to read though  icon_lol

Interviews aren't correct/incorrect propositions.  If you're going to be that transparent in picking the laziest way possible to answer the question, you're going to lose respect. 

I didn't read the other thread, but is asking for forum help really any lazier than just googling the questions?  Seems like 6 of one, half a dozen of the other to me. 

Also, that is why you don't use your real name on forums.  slywink
9191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Contest - Old School vs. New School on: July 29, 2008, 03:48:02 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 29, 2008, 12:04:33 AM

sooooo.........  paranoid

Just as soon as they handle the soundtrack contest...
9192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 29, 2008, 03:47:06 AM
I'll vote for Purge again.  Wow, I didn't even get a chance to post a picture.  That's a nice change.
9193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good current verizon phones? enV2/motorizr? on: July 29, 2008, 03:45:54 AM
I have a MotoRizr Z3 and I have to say I don't like it that much and if I had to choose again I'd go with another flip phone instead of the slide thingy.  I also had one of them crap out on me after only a couple months and had to get it replaced.

The one thing I do like about the Motorola phones is that you can also use a USB mini cable as a power source (and of course trasferring photos, videos, music, etc).  There have been times I've needed to charge the phone at work or on the road and was very happy to be able to do so from my laptop. 
9194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/28) on: July 28, 2008, 02:59:22 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 28, 2008, 02:03:11 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 28, 2008, 01:46:01 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 28, 2008, 01:43:17 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on July 28, 2008, 01:37:23 PM

Probably nothing from that list.

I've got an itch to play a new racing game though on the 360; not sure what I want to grab. Thinking either Forza 2 or PGR4, but what I really want is an F1 racer...

If you're looking for less a racing sim and more an arcade style racer with tons of cool things to do, check out Burnout: Paradise.  I got it for 20 bucks from gamefly's used game sale (which I think is still going on) and have been impressed with the open world racing format.  much fun.

but if you're looking for deep customization and exacting racing simulation, Forza2 can't be beat.

Check out Grid as well.

I haven't read anything about Grid. I would consider Burnout: Paradise but I stop having fun 'racing' on the burnout series about an hour in and start enjoying crashing into stuff after that. I never really finished the previous Burnout on the 360 - only spent a couple nights with it.

I'll probably snag Forza2 tonight - I was poking around on Gamestop and I see it comes used with Marvel Ultimate Alliance (which I'm interested in anyways) for under $20.

What about Dirt? How was that as far as Rally Racing goes?

Dirt was a great game as far as I'm concerned.  I played the crap out of it.  Just be aware that you aren't only driving rally cars and that there are some different types of races with trophy trucks, desert trucks, etc. 

I also think PGR4 is a great game, especially if you can get it cheap these days.  I haven't played Grid yet (just the demo), but it's on my list of things to get when price drops.

As for this week, I will probably be buying Soulcalibur IV[360].
9195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: July 28, 2008, 02:52:56 PM
Yeah, I agree with the new 5 rule. 

Vote for Purge
9196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First review of 'The Dark Knight' on: July 28, 2008, 04:59:52 AM

Quote from: Rowdy on July 28, 2008, 04:44:50 AM

How graphic is the violence, specifically the Joker stuff?  My wife is pretty squeamish about that sort of thing, and I keep hearing references to a 'hide the pencil' scene...  is my wife going to be freaked out and upset with me if I take her to this?  The violence in Batman Begins was fine, although getting close to the limit.

The violence isn't graphic (not bloody or gory), but there is a significant amount of "implied" violence which you don't quite see.  It depends on the person, but of course the imagination is a powerful utility that fills in the gaps and can affect the squeamish.  I wasn't a fan of the knife in the mouth bit. 
9197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Gonna Get Raped by Their Utility Companies? on: July 28, 2008, 04:57:26 AM

1.21 gigawatts!
9198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] X Files: I want to believe...I just don't want to see your movie on: July 28, 2008, 04:52:29 AM
No idea what site you saw that info on, but you might want to do some searching as I don't think the original X-Files is even near the top 100.  Wikipedia has it grossing slightly over $189 million worldwide.  Hell, there are more than 100 movies that have grossed that much just in the US alone

And for fun, all-time worldwide box office.  340 of them, and all above $200 million.
9199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First review of 'The Dark Knight' on: July 28, 2008, 03:46:04 AM
I think it's funny when $85 million is fairly modest and $30 million is a stingy budget.  smile
9200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: July 28, 2008, 03:16:49 AM

Quote from: Moliere on July 28, 2008, 03:16:10 AM

He Was a Quiet Man

Ding ding ding!  We have a winner.

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