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9401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 26, 2008, 08:43:44 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 26, 2008, 03:38:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 26, 2008, 01:50:55 AM

Wow, I completely disagree with everything you say in this thread. 

So you love OOTS, George RR Martin, think Memento was amazing, and hate Serenity?

We must fight.

Yeah, pretty much (althout I wouldn't say I love OOTS, just like it.  And the last GRRM book was much worse than the first couple).  I really like Memento and thought Serenity was mediocre at best. 
9402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 26, 2008, 08:41:03 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on June 26, 2008, 03:47:02 PM

Quote from: Austin on June 26, 2008, 03:27:20 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 26, 2008, 03:06:34 PM

I am pumped up! Wall-E is finally here. I'm debating whether to go to a midnight screening tonight as I really have to be a good boy and finish a project before engaging in some Pixar magic dust. Rotten Tomatoes is currently tracking it at a whooping 94%!
Well the one negative reviewer thus far seems to be a douche so it's closer to 100. Tongue

It's funny, all the other reviewers have 0-4 comments at their reviews, this guy has 76.  None of them flattering.

And that is how you drum up unique visitors to your website. 
9403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/23) on: June 26, 2008, 02:09:16 PM
I tried out the Wall-E PC demo and I definitely won't be buying that piece of crap. 
9404  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Red Faction: Guerrilla on: June 26, 2008, 03:57:54 AM
What can I say, I actually enjoyed the first one and this development diary (with lots of game footage) looks pretty good.  Tons of realistic destruction in an open world?  Count me in!

Of course they will have some stiff competition from Mercenaries 2, but I think if their destruction is as dynamic as it seems that will add quite a bit to the game for people like me. biggrin
9405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Starship Troopers 3 Trailer! on: June 26, 2008, 03:44:09 AM
Trailer still looks like cheap crap.  Might be dumb fun, but not good.  I was much more intrigued by the trailer on that page for the Hunter S. Thompson movie. 
9406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 26, 2008, 03:29:45 AM
I got to it fine.
9407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Literary Classics in 3 lines on: June 26, 2008, 02:19:00 AM
Good Omens
By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Ultra-Condensed by Samuel Stoddard

Five billion people almost DIE, and it is FUNNY.

THE END
9408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The MIB Red Flashy-Thing Memory Wipe Phenomenon at DVD/Music Stores... on: June 26, 2008, 02:09:51 AM
I have a similar problem with books and music.  I can have five different books or authors in mind when I leave the house but once I walk into the bookstore I draw a total blank.  It's gotten to the point where I have to write down everything I intended to check out so I don't forget. 
9409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 26, 2008, 02:01:28 AM
I was sore enough from Day 1 that I couldn't finish Day 2's pushups.  Oh, if only I could have seen that coming.   Roll Eyes
9410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 26, 2008, 01:50:55 AM

Quote from: kratz on June 25, 2008, 07:33:44 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 25, 2008, 06:22:21 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 25, 2008, 04:04:01 PM

what else is held sacred here...


Please, share your hatred of Firefly, too.  stirthepot

While I wish the show wasn't hampered by a shitty budget, I did like it... I thought Serenity was the bees knees. smile

Wow, I completely disagree with everything you say in this thread. 
9411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: June 26, 2008, 01:44:46 AM
Just a bit of a warning if you do a Google image search with SafeSearch off, lots of full nudity with this one. 

9412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 25, 2008, 03:50:30 AM
Hmm, an interesting mix from a few thousand songs:

Cake - Long Line of Cars - Comfort Eagle
Rage Against the Machine - War Within a Breath - The Battle of Los Angeles
Desert Sessions - Shepherd's Pie - The Desert Sessions, Vols 9 & 10
The Raconteurs - Rich Kid Blues - Consolers of the Lonely
Bonnie Somerville - Winding Road - Garden State Soundtrack

Nirvana - Big Long Now - Incesticide
Pearl Jam - Inside Job - Pearl Jam
Beastie Boys - Namaste - Check Your Head
Soulfly - Jumpdafuckup - Primitive [Bonus Tracks]
Unknown Artist - The Milkman's Den Has Been Breached - Psychonauts Soundtrack
9413  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Which computer is better? on: June 23, 2008, 09:49:09 PM

Quote from: morlac on June 23, 2008, 09:33:41 PM

You could go directly to cyberpower instead of a prebuilt one from newegg.

Yeah, they have tons of great options to configure your own system right on CyberPowerPC's website.  That way you can get exactly what you want and can afford without being restricted to those few choices.  Plus, buying it through there helps GT if you use the ad link from the front page. 
9414  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/23) on: June 23, 2008, 03:01:33 PM
I'm not buying anything, but I'm actually curious about Wall-E.  I heard that it's some kind of physics puzzle platformer, and that sounds right up my alley if they did it right.  We'll see what reviews say after I've seen the movie. 
9415  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 23, 2008, 02:59:06 PM
After that day 1, I'm dreading day 2.  If I did a max of 7 decent pushups in the test, how can I do 9-8-6-5-7 on my secod day? 
9416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 21, 2008, 03:33:02 PM
Well, I did an pathetic 7, so I'm in to start on Monday. 
9417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Advertising in videogames on: June 21, 2008, 01:03:19 AM
Didn't The Matrix Online have Powerade vending machines?  "It's got what plants crave!"
9418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii - What's Next? on: June 21, 2008, 12:25:31 AM

Quote from: Scraper on June 20, 2008, 04:45:06 PM

and Lego Batman in July.

I think you mean September.
9419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console Controller Family Tree on: June 20, 2008, 11:59:27 PM
It's kind of silly that they don't even have Microsoft's previous Sidewinder pc controllers that seem to have heavily influenced the Xbox designs.
9420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Dirty 30 on: June 20, 2008, 02:15:10 PM
Happy birthday.  I just hit 30 myself in April so I know exactly what you're talking about. 
9421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google's new Favicon on: June 20, 2008, 06:48:30 AM
I didn't even know what a "favicon" was...   icon_confused
9422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: June 20, 2008, 06:16:22 AM
I'll vote for USMC Kato.  Thank goodness that one's over.
9423  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamefly used game sale on: June 19, 2008, 03:47:03 AM

Quote from: Caine on June 18, 2008, 04:20:53 PM

it's probably until they run out of spare copies, like most of their previous sales.  ie, if you want the game, don't put it off too long. 

I came to that same conclusion last night and just ordered Burnout: Paradise.  Who knows when I will have time to play it.
9424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help us help you- Come take our survey!!!!! on: June 19, 2008, 03:24:48 AM
Yup, I put in my info for what it's worth. 
9425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 18, 2008, 02:37:57 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on June 17, 2008, 05:10:41 PM

Maybe I am young....and maybe you guys are old.....or we just have way different movie taste....I think I have seen maybe 1 of the movies posted.......oh well....I keep checking to see if I recognize anything.....

Well, They Live is a classic B-movie from '88 by John Carpenter.  It has 'Rowdy' Roddey Piper as a guy who sees things as they really are when he puts on these special sunglasses (like in that B&W shot), so he goes around blasting the alien overlords disguised as people with a shotgun.  It's stupid fun. 

But I agree that a lot of these seem just old or obscure for the sake of it.
9426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/16) on: June 18, 2008, 04:48:21 AM

Quote from: The Grue on June 18, 2008, 04:41:18 AM

Quote from: Destructor on June 18, 2008, 04:35:11 AM

Quote from: Travis on June 17, 2008, 02:28:28 AM

So the Spore Creature Creator is NOT Spore?  Is that game ever coming out?  What is the creature creator?  The part where you make your creation and then when the full game comes out, you launch it into the world?

That pretty much sums it up. The full game is in September I think.

It's basically a way for EA to get $10 out of people and populate their creature database.  EA totally has suckering people down to a science.

And yet people are still willing to get suckered...
9427  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Biggest games disasters from Yahoo Games on: June 18, 2008, 03:56:38 AM

Quote from: Scraper on June 17, 2008, 12:50:46 PM

Quote
Yes what kind of a rock have you been living under if you don't know of Shenmue?  It's not a big name now but in its time it was THE console release.  Was it really that much of a disaster?  I've never played it but I thought it was supposed to be half decent.  Also The Getaway may or may not be good but it is definitely not an unknown title.  It was basically a GTA ripoff if I recall.

Shenmue does not even remotely belong on this list. It was a very good game for its time. It wasn't a GTA ripoff at all. Mostly because it came out prior to GTA3 and it wasn't nearly as open ended as GTA is. It was however, one of the first console games with a 3d open world design. The thing that set Shenmue apart from other games of it's time is that had a very strong story that was meant to be told in several installments. Unfortunately only 2 installments were released.

It was a ground breaking game for its time and set the stage for games like GTA3, Mafia, and even other heavily story driven games.

They're talking about financial disaster, not the game as a whole. 
9428  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamefly used game sale on: June 18, 2008, 03:47:28 AM
So is this a limited time sale or just price reductions?  I may have to finally order Burnout Paradise, even though I was going to wait until this fall's downloadable content.
9429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 18, 2008, 03:45:36 AM
The newer Zunes (8 and 80GB) also have the touch-sensitive front control-pad thingy, so you can swipe-scroll similar to how you would on an iPhone without smudging your screen.  Or you can tap it like the original ones, which works great as far as I'm concerned.  And as mentioned above it is also smaller with a slightly larger screen.

Having said that, the fact that the 30GB has the new firmware means that you're not really losing functionality going that (cheaper) route.
9430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Get Smart - Impressions on: June 18, 2008, 03:41:06 AM
Anne Hathaway...rrrrrrraaaawwwrrr!
9431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Death Race with Jason Statham on: June 18, 2008, 03:28:01 AM
Yeah, too bad I can tell you 95% of the story just from that trailer.  The 8-ball predicts....mediocre B-movie.
9432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: gamers sue EA!!!! on: June 17, 2008, 02:56:22 PM
I still partially blame the idiots that buy the same broken game every year and then have the balls to bitch about it.  Every year.
9433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 17, 2008, 02:49:29 PM

Quote from: tgb1.1 on June 17, 2008, 12:30:57 PM

They Live?

Indeed they do!
9434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 17, 2008, 04:30:28 AM
OK, then, here's one that I just saw.  Should be pretty easy, I think:

9435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [books] Fantasy Recommendation? on: June 17, 2008, 03:08:19 AM
I'm just about to finish the first of the Earthsea Cycle (A Wizand of Earthsea) and I can say that I am interested in reading the others to see where it goes.  I can't believe I hadn't heard of these books before, though. 
9436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 17, 2008, 03:01:18 AM

Quote from: Unagi on June 16, 2008, 11:23:32 PM

NEXT:


Empire of the Sun?
9437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 03:01:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2008, 02:31:34 PM

You might want to look around and see if there's any news of an updated Zune coming out soon.  IIRC it's been awhile since they updated the hardware.

The new models (8 and 80 Gig) came out last November.  

I have an older 30 GB model and I love the hardware and interface.  One of my friends who has only had iPods played with it for a while and said that he liked the interface better than his iPod, too, for what it's worth.  

The PC software kind of sucks since they took some of the functionality out of it in the November re-release, but they've added a few things back in to the new version and made it suck a bit less.  
9438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/16) on: June 16, 2008, 02:54:55 PM
Well, for some reason I picked up Viva Pinata yesterday, so I guess that's my purchase for the week. 
9439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How can they charge this much?!? on: June 16, 2008, 03:36:39 AM
Quote
Signal Direction marker for best quality

See, without this you're totally fucked.  You might as well string two tin cans together.
9440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Impressions] Grid on: June 15, 2008, 11:26:31 PM
Man, I really can't wait to get this one but I've been making myself play games I already own first.  I really should try to play some more PGR4 before I submit to this one, too. 
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