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9321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NSFW: God of War 2 sex minigame on: February 20, 2007, 03:55:48 AM
I'm not always a fan of Action Trip, but I thought this was pretty good (of course it should be noted God of War is by no means implied to be a piece of shit game):


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9322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It rubs the lotion on its skin! on: February 20, 2007, 03:11:09 AM
I have to admit that I never did see what the big deal is with that movie.  Neither great nor scary in my opinion. 

And I think we have a new contribution to the "worst song lyrics" thread.  slywink
9323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Avatar changing madness!!! on: February 20, 2007, 02:55:33 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 20, 2007, 12:07:30 AM

Don't think I've changed mine since the beginning.  Maybe it's time for a new one...

Gratch, I've always been a little confused as to what yours was, anyway. 
9324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Worst song lyrics of all time? on: February 20, 2007, 02:49:43 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2007, 02:18:40 AM

Bloodhound Gang:

I don't know if you can really consider "joke bands" when considering the content of lyrics. 

And it looks like Springsteen's lyrics are a little bit different. 
9325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony hints at downloadable HDTV and movies on PS3 on: February 20, 2007, 02:28:36 AM

Quote from: Calvin on February 20, 2007, 02:16:53 AM

Quote from: jblank on February 20, 2007, 12:34:48 AM

I must be in the minority, but I like HD downloads. I have downloaded 5 movies and maybe 8 or 9 TV shows off of XBLM, and I think its great. It's not perfect, has some negatives, but its nice, the quality is excellent, and more HD is always better. Gotta give props to Sony on this one. thumbsup

So long as microsoft has the assinine 24 hour viewing thing in place for rentals I will never, ever do one. Its a decision beyond absurd to me.

Maybe I'm alone here, but I can't think of a single situation where I have started watching a movie and didn't finish it within 24 hours.  As long as you don't start watching it you get the standard rental period.  

As for the issue at hand, I really don't care to pay to download movies or TV shows, be they HD or SD.  
9326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 2/19/2007 on: February 20, 2007, 02:17:27 AM
I spent quite a bit more time with The Lord of the Rings Online playing my burglar, and that was about it for the weekend. 
9327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/19) on: February 19, 2007, 03:28:47 PM
Crackdown for me as well.
9328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 50 Films to See Before You Die on: February 19, 2007, 05:53:57 AM
From those movies I have seen nearly half (24):

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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Sexy Beast (2000)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Back to the Future (1985)
Alien (1979)
Lost in Translation (2003)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
The Player (1992)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Trainspotting (1996)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Scarface (1983)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Fight Club (1999)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Manhunter (1986)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Brazil (1985)
9329  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War 2 demo at Gamestops now on: February 18, 2007, 07:43:30 PM
Yeah, how did another thread become about lifetime return policies?

And since we're derailed, I think it's funny to see the hypocrasy of the biggest penny-pincher around to be promoting spending more "Premium" stores.  This is the same guy that buys $4 gallon cans of coffee and all of your clothes second hand?
9330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF is a Koei anyway? How about a Capcom? on: February 17, 2007, 04:34:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 17, 2007, 03:34:10 PM

and yet we get stuck with company names like Gamecock......

I think it's pretty obvious that those guys name their companies to get attention (hellooo GoD, then GodGames, then downgraded to The Gathering by Take 2) and it doesn't help my image of them in the least. 
9331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sweet "No More Heroes" interview on: February 17, 2007, 04:23:16 PM
Travis Touchdown?   retard
9332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you like Carlos Mencia? on: February 17, 2007, 04:42:42 AM
I think it becomes pretty obvious that he has no actual defense when he repeatedly turns to personal attacks like calling Joe "a whiney little bitch like all the other whiney little bitches". 
9333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you like Carlos Mencia? on: February 17, 2007, 04:28:28 AM
Your video link is not valid. 

Edit: Heh, I see you have fixed it.  smile
9334  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: x360 Live Movers and Shakers [02/14/2007 edition] on: February 17, 2007, 03:23:12 AM

Quote from: fyedaddy on February 17, 2007, 03:11:45 AM

How do I get in on this now that my 360 is back from the dead?

You are already on Purge's list, so all you have to do now is earn gamerpoints!  (something which I need to get to work on, also  slywink)
9335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ghost Rider trailer on: February 17, 2007, 03:06:56 AM

Quote from: Chaz on February 17, 2007, 02:53:35 AM

How did they manage to not make Ghost Rider look bulky when he's in flaming skull form?  I mean, I totally disagree with Cage as a casting choice, but they could have salvaged it by at least making Ghost Rider look like, you know, a biker? 

Also, what's with his skull looking perfectly bleached white?  I mean, come on, it's on fire.  Add in a little soot.

I think this movie looks like absolute shit, but as far as I know Ghost Rider was always pretty much normal guy sized (as far as Marvel goes, at least) and his skull has been white. 
9336  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A new crop on: February 17, 2007, 02:46:20 AM
Out of that list I chose Stalker. 

You could probably also add GRAW2 and C&C3 to that list since they're also scheduled to come out next month. 
9337  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 16/Feb/07 on: February 17, 2007, 02:32:21 AM
I will be continuing on with some Lord of the Rings Online beta action, and if my mouse hand is aching enough I will probably pop in Sly Cooper or God of War on the PS2.  I really freaking hate repetitive stress injuries, especially when it affects my gaming!
9338  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My previous gaming girl is now not so much into gaming.... on: February 16, 2007, 03:01:31 AM
You could always try talking to her about it.  Just say that you noticed she doesn't seem to game much any more and you miss sharing that with her.  She should certainly have more valueable insight into the situation than an outsider. 
9339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best, and worst, concert you've seen on: February 15, 2007, 03:55:13 AM
I don't think I have a worst concert, but some of the best:

Eels - Every concert is a different band (other than singer/songwriter E) and mood.  Blues rock four-piece, full horn backup, dual guitar garage rock three-piece, mellow string quartet with other multi-instrumentalists...always awesome no matter what. 

Tom Waits - I think either you love him or you wouldn't be at one of his concerts.  A great showman.

Rage Against the Machine - um, they rocked.  They are getting back together to headline Coachella this year, I wish I could go. 
9340  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 15, 2007, 03:28:10 AM
I'm not sure I would call this a most disappointing game of the year.  It's currently sitting at 84% at GameRankings and for me that is certainly an acceptable level.  I never expected this to set the world on fire, I am just looking for a fun game.  From what I played of the demo there is a pretty damn good chance it will be that for me.   
9341  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: February 15, 2007, 03:17:10 AM
Maybe, in time.  I haven't actually played either of the other two and I'm not a huge rhythm game fan so I don't know if they would grab me like everyone insists.  Plus, the non-original vocal tracks is a big negative for me. 
9342  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite All Time Games on: February 15, 2007, 03:13:27 AM
I don't keep a list, but here's some that come to mind (although I'm sure there are more I'm forgetting):

Interstate '76 (PC)
Grim Fandango (PC)
Sam & Max Hit the Road (PC)
Full Throttle (PC)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (PS1)
Doom (PC)
Grand Theft Auto 3 (PC)
World of Warcraft (PC)
Rune (PC)
Mega Man 2/3 (NES)
Super Mario World (SNES)
9343  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: February 15, 2007, 02:54:28 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on February 14, 2007, 05:21:09 PM

Okay, the blog has been updated with LOTR impressions from my end.  I'll have a full preview within the next few weeks.  Got questions?  Shoot 'em to me in the blog, and I'll try to note them for the preview. smile

As far as your last part about uber-guilds pre-ordering and hitting max level before the game even ships, I think they have stated that there will be a level cap applied to this but I can't seem to find it off hand.  But even if they do allow them to hit max level, how does that really affect me as an average player in any way? 
9344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Wii channel just launched -- nothing special -- on: February 14, 2007, 03:43:19 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 14, 2007, 03:19:26 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 14, 2007, 02:01:57 PM

Well, I guess there are quite a few people who can't get enough of internet polls, so I suppose there's an audience for this.

Are there people who enjoy internet polls? 

I don't know, maybe we could ask people their opinions on that and tally them into some sort of list.  slywink
9345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DVD Tuesday - 02/13/07 on: February 14, 2007, 03:12:33 AM
I've already seen The Departed and don't need to see it again so soon (although I loved it), so I'm just adding Half Nelson and The US vs John Lennon to the queue. 
9346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot needs to adjust their Wii review section on: February 14, 2007, 03:07:04 AM
So did you actually email them or suggest this in their forums? 
9347  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War Climbs the Ranks of ATB's Top 10 Games of All Time on: February 14, 2007, 02:51:10 AM
I tried getting into this game a few weeks back and didn't think it was all that great.  Some parts of it were pretty damn cool, but others (camera, boss health system) did not sit well with me.  The fact that I haven't gone back to it yet certainly says something. 

I'm will probably pick up the sequel, but not until it is used for a lower price. 
9348  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: February 13, 2007, 05:48:48 AM
For those of you others in the beta, check your email for a link to a feedback survey.  One of the questions towards the end asks how well you think the game makes you feel like you are really in Middle-Earth.  Give your feedback, help make it better.  smile
9349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars: Force Unleashed on: February 13, 2007, 04:33:12 AM
That is a pre-visualization trailer from last year's E3.  Basically a tech demo for what they want it to look like. 
9350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Trash Filled Cars. on: February 13, 2007, 04:31:01 AM
I am far from a neat freak and my car is certainly not trash free, but when it gets to the point that it is as high as your seats and obstructing proper operation of the pedals that is just waaaay too much garbage. 
9351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Take this Blu Ray!!!! on: February 13, 2007, 04:27:24 AM
Now that is the sort of storage leap I was expecting in the next level of optical storage.  Of course, the price range is slightly above consumer levels.  slywink
9352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Wars: Force Unleashed on: February 13, 2007, 04:22:45 AM
So is this the follow-up to MX vs ATV Unleashedslywink

It was kind of disappointing to see that nearly all of the pictures in the article were concept paintings.  Hopefully it turns out really cool, and I kind of hope they don't rush it out for the holidays (currently set as a November date, apparently). 
9353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How fast can you type? on: February 13, 2007, 03:49:29 AM
I seem to average in the 105-110 range.  That makes me chuckle when I think of those job ads I see for a typist/secretary that require 40 WPM. 

Hooray, we all qualify to be administrative assistants!  smile
9354  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: February 13, 2007, 03:42:06 AM
So far I think this is a pretty well done game in the same vein as WoW, but I have to agree with others that there are points where I just don't feel like I am in Middle-Earth.  I have tried out a human, a dwarf and a hobbit and have only gotten up to level 15 so that feeling may change as I get futher in the game.

As I kind of mentioned before, one of the things that I think is cool is the little Accomplishments system they have going.  As you complete certain tasks (maybe killing so many of an animal, not dying, completing all the quests in an area, using one of your special attacks, etc) you can gain Accomplishments.  At the first level for some they only give you a title (Bob the Wary or Jim, Spider-bane), but other ones (and those ones in further levels) give you Traits which you can apply to your character to give you bonuses to your stats.

One thing I hate is the nearly useless over-map.  It contains very little useable information and often doesn't even correspond accurately to the real terrain. 
9355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How fast can you type? on: February 13, 2007, 03:17:00 AM
Oddly enough I was just thinking about finding something like this the other day.  I don't think I've tested my WPM since back in the days of taking "keyboarding" class in jr high. 

I'll have to wait a day or two since it just won't pull up and I'm impatient. 
9356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Today's Virtual Console offering on: February 13, 2007, 03:00:58 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on February 12, 2007, 08:03:30 PM

Quote from: depward on February 12, 2007, 04:38:48 PM

How I would like to pick up a couple of those... unfortunately, I have plenty of VC games.  I feel like I need to slug those out before I buy more.
NONSENSE! You must consume! Be a good Consumer, people in charge demand it! Personally I don't like having too many Wiipoints or MS points sitting around so I try to use them as I can.

Yeah, because having them sitting around so you can use them later is worse than just blowing them on something that isn't so great and buying more points when you really want something in the future.   icon_confused
9357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Bullet Witch on: February 13, 2007, 02:59:03 AM
EGM had this one in their round-up page for "games that were too late...or too little".  They didn't like it all that much:

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This supernatural shooter, which we played a near-final version of, is one part Devil May Cry mixed with four parts superviolent shooter Gungrave (PS2), sans any trace of fun or challenge.  Stiff-as-corpse animation combines with choppy graphics and one of the most cumbersome magic interfaces we've ever seen.  The disappearing/reappearing graphics and linear levels only serve to affirm the game's reservation in bargain-bin hell. 
Bottom Line: Bullet Witch looks like a PS2 game and is plagued with so many problems that it's not even worth playing for the easy Achievement points.
9358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/12) on: February 12, 2007, 03:38:41 PM
Saving my money again this week for the potential purchase of Crackdown next Tuesday.  
9359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Virtua Fighter 5 Impressions on: February 11, 2007, 06:33:16 PM

Quote from: Kobra on February 11, 2007, 03:57:24 PM

Has this been confirmed for the Xbox360?

Yes, but I believe it is to be 6 months of PS3 exclusivity, so won't be out until summer. 
9360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AskMen.com's top 99 most desirable women 2007. on: February 10, 2007, 10:27:06 PM
I wouldn't go so far as to say I hate her or find her unattractive, but she is certainly not in my top 10.
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