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41  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Wargamer's List of Holiday Sales on: November 26, 2009, 11:56:48 PM
The Wargamer.com has a list of Holiday Sales that includes some lesser known games and companies; esp. of the strategic and wargaming kind.

LINK
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 25, 2009, 02:31:55 AM
Why does OO keep playing with my emotions?????
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ever heard of King Arthur the RPG wargame? on: November 25, 2009, 02:30:28 AM
Looks damn pretty - but can it fight????
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which should I buy..................? Reviews Please. on: November 20, 2009, 05:37:23 PM
Yes, unless I had a particular yen for Dragon Age, I'd choose the still excellent Mass Effect and AC for their prices: one could get two great games for less than Dragon Age, then when DA goes on sale (and they almost always go on sale) one could enjoy the magnificence that is DA.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fort Zombie on: November 16, 2009, 11:42:02 PM
Aganezer's review convinces me that at the very least the game is "good enough" and as I'm already interested in a zombie game that attempts to be more than a shooter, I think I'll like it. I'm interested in a few good solid hours of gaming and the price is right. I'll buy tonight.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So... should I give Thief a second chance? on: November 15, 2009, 07:59:40 PM
Heh. I played Thief for the zombies! But that was years ago before the zombie renaissance.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 03, 2009, 02:35:10 AM
Fortunately, I keep my GT dues paid in full - and my feathers numbered -for such emergencies! CeeKay was right: it pays for itself in less than a year.
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2009 on: November 01, 2009, 06:50:21 PM
JANUARY
Odyssey of the West IV A Classic Education through the Great Books* Timothy B. Shutt LIT
Stupid Black Men How To Play The Race Card - And Lose Larry Elder SOC
Great Sky River (Galactic Center, volume 3) Gregory Benford SCI FI
My War Killing Time In Iraq Colby Buzzell CURRENT
The Last True Story I'll EverTell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in IraqJohn Crawford CURRENT
Hard Corps From Gangster to Marine Hero Marco Martinez CURRENT
In Praise of Prejudice The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas Theodore Dalrymple SOC
Why You Should Read Kafka Before You Waste Your Life James Hawkes LIT
Ony A Theory Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul Kenneth R. Miller SCI

FEBRUARY
Dumbing Us Down The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling John Taylor Gatto SOC
Battlespace Book Two of The Legacy Trilogy Ian Douglas SCI FI
Ender's Exile Orson Scott Card SCI FI
Just After Sunset Stories Stephen King FICT
Star Marines Book Three of The Legacy Trilogy Ian Douglass SCI FI

MARCH
The Soul Thief* Charles Baxter FICTION
Alive in Necropolis A Novel Doug Dorst FICTION
The Kings of New York A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, And Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top High School Chess Team Michael Weinreb CURRENT
Byzantium The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire Judith Herrin HISTORY
A Concise History of Byzantium Warren Treadgold HISTORY
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World David W. Anthony HISTORY

APRIL
The Mountain People Colin Turnbull NONFICTION
The Decline and Fall of Rome* Thomas F. Madden HISTORY
The Ruin of the Roman Empire A New History James J. O'Donnell HISTORY
Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe William Rosen
Your Heart Belongs To Me Dean Koontz
Is God A Mathematician? Mario Livio
Winston's War Michael Dobbs

MAY
Stalin's Children: Three Generations of Love, War, and Survival Own Matthews
Empires of Trust How Rome Built - and America is Building - a New World Thomas F. Madden
The Turnaround A Novel George Pelecanos
The SuperOrganism The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies E. O. Wilson , Bert Holldobler
The Third Reich At War Richard J. Evans

JUNE
The Source A Novel James Michener
Unbelievable Investigations Into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, And Other Unseen Phenomena, From The Duke Parapsychology Laboratory Stacy Horn
The ESP Enigma The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena Dianne Powell, M.D.
The Last Defender of Camelot Roger Zelazny
Give Me Back My Legions! Harry Turtledove
White King And Red Queen How The Cold War Was Fought On The Chessboard Daniel Johnson
Escape From Hell A Novel Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Selections from Dreamsongs 2: Tales of Fantasy, Horror/Sci Fi and a Man Called Tuf* G.R.R. Martin
A Clockwork Orange A Novel* Anthony Burgess
Berserkers The Beginning* Fred Saberhagen
Elric of Melnibone* Michael Moorcock
Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-In-Chief* James McPherson

JULY
Jews, God And History Max I. Dimont
The Yiddish Policemen's Union* Michael Chabon
The Killer Angels A Novel of Gettysburg* Michael Shaara
The Defeat of Rome in the East Crassus, The Parthians, and the Disastrous Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC Gareth C. Sampson
The City of Ember* Jeanne DuPrau
The Discovery of France A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War Graham Robb
A Hymn Before Battle John Ringo
The Middle Ages The Complete Idiot's Guide To Timothy Hall
World Without End A Novel* Ken Follett
A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century* Barbara Tuchman
The Space-Gods Revealed A Close Look At The Theories of Erich Von Daniken Ronald Story
The Skeptic's Dictionary A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions & Dangerous Deceptions Robert T. Carroll
America Anonymous: 8 Addicts In Search of A Life Denizet-Lewis, Benoit
Why We Read What We Read: A Delightfully Opinionated Journey Through Contemporary Best-Sellers Lisa Adams

AUGUST
The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin
How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever* Jack Horner
Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare Strategy, Weapons, Commanders and Ships 1190 BC - 1942 Thomas Dunne Books
Liberty and Tyranny A Conservative Manifesto Mark R. Levin
Berserker's Planet* Fred Saberhagen
The Man In The High Castle* Philip K. Dick
Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong Reopening the Case of The Hound of the Baskervilles Pierre Bayard
The Art of Conversation A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure Catherine Blyth
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization* Thomas Woods
The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels*Thomas Cahill
Where God Was Born A Daring Adventure Through The Bible's Greatest Stories Bruce Feiler
Empire Rising A Novel of Ancient Akkad Sam Barone
Into the Storm Destroyermen, Bk 1 Taylor Anderson
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber/ The Snows of Kilimanjaro* Ernest Hemingway
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
Relentless A Novel Dean Koontz
The Tyranny of Dead Ideas Unleash A New Economic Prosperity Matt Miller

SEPTEMBER
Europe Between The Oceans 9000 BC - AD 1000 Barry Cunliffe
The Stars, My Destination Alfred Bester
Deathstalker War (Owen Deathstalker, Vol. 3)* Simon Green
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe Immigration, Islam, And the West Christopher Caldwell
Cahokia Ancient America's Great City On The Mississippi Timothy Pauketat
Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! (The Magic Kingdom of Landover)* Terry Brooks
The Black Unicorn (Magic Kingdom of Landover series #2)* Terry Brooks
Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures In Narnia Laura Miller
No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels Jay Dobyns
Wizard's First Rule (The Sword of Truth)* Terry Goodkind
Rocket Ship Galileo* Robert A. Heinlein

OCTOBER
After the Ice: A Global Human History 20,000 - 5,000 BC Steven Mithen
Before the Dawn Rediscovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors Nicholas Wade
I am Legend* Richard Matheson
The Prince* Niccolo Machiavelli
One Second After William R. Forstchen
A Princess of Landover* (Magic Kingdom of Landover series #6) Terry Brooks
Homer & Langley A Novel E. L. Doctorow
The Company A Novel K. J. Parker
Stone of Tears (The Sword of Truth series, book 2)* Terry Goodkind

NOVEMBER
The Law of Nines* Terry Goodkind
The Evolution of God Robert Wright
Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Vol. 1* H. P. Lovecraft
The Elements of Style Strunk & White
Waiting For My Cats To Die A Morbid Memoir Stacy Horn
Transition A Novel Iain M. Banks
Fragment A Novel Warren Fahy
Conqueror Time's Tapestry Book Two Stephen Baxter
Stitches A Memoir David Small
Thunderstruck* Erik Larson
The Simpsons An Uncensored, Unauthorized History John Ortved

DECEMBER
The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000 Chris Wickham
How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower Adrian Goldsworthy
Liberal Fascism The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning Jonah Goldberg
Descartes' Bones A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason* Russell Shorto
Anansi Boys* Neil Gaiman
Alfred & Emily A Life Doris Lessing
Impostor's Daughter A True Memoir Laurie Sandell
The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss
Crusade: Destroyermen, Book II Taylor Anderson
Loser Goes First My Thirty-Something Years of Dumb Luck and Minor Humiliation Dan Kennedy
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire series, Book 1)* Naomi Novik
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fort Zombie on: November 01, 2009, 03:27:58 PM
So the game was developed by zombies for zombies? I'll wait, but if future patches and upgrades improve the experience, I'll bite.

So if you early purchasers can keep us informed if something worthwhile in the way of gameplay improvements, then I'll gladly put down my PC and pick up my shotgun.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever wonder if some games don't sell any copies at all? on: November 01, 2009, 03:22:16 PM
Ok, technically if even one game gets picked up by Grandma for Gamer, Jr., then the claim "it didn't sell any copies at all" wouldn't be true.  slywink

However, there are still games that I've seen over the years, where I wonder "Who'd buy that?" or "Who'd knowingly buy that?" Then I tell myself that my own tastes are perhaps so singular that I can hardly be said to know what moves the gaming public - but even so, I'm no snob who looks down on blockbuster games, children's games, mass-appeal games: I'm just curious.

There are games in my specific areas of interest - turnbased strategy games - that I sometimes suspect sell only 3 copies: one to me (who'll be bored and disappointed by it), one to dbt1949 (who'll try anything) and JeffV (who won't like it).
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead stroll onto AMC on: August 13, 2009, 03:44:02 AM
I'll watch. I've read and enjoyed the series on and off. Along with 30 Days of Night and Y The Last Man and others, it's well worth looking for.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Websites You Check Every (Day, Week...whatever) on: August 08, 2009, 09:34:49 PM

DAILY
Instapundit
CivFanatics
NYTimes

WEEKLY
OO  (used to be daily, but not since the "Great Outage"

MONTHY
GT

53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 spoof on: August 08, 2009, 09:30:18 PM
When you make the graphics too realistic, then we start to notice the unrealistic fighting sequences. The paradox of progress.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Zombie Survival RPG on: August 08, 2009, 09:23:38 PM
I'm interested. It sounds like something I could take a bite out of for a long time.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interstellar Marines on: May 28, 2009, 04:22:26 AM
Nice looking game! Hope it plays well too.
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcanum. Yay or Nay? on: May 27, 2009, 10:25:31 PM
I played Arcanum through and through twice and enjoyed it both times. It's very old school now and I think the "good old days" required us - I'd say "allowed us" - to supply the excitement ourselves. I'd think anyone who's ever ended up feeling somewhat sentimental about their character by game's end could still enjoy Arcanum.

So I'd vote Yes, if the gamer is one of those.
57  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: List for Demigod 50% Coupon Codes on: May 22, 2009, 03:13:24 PM
I would love a code too!!  drool

PM me or however it's done and I'll be demigoding all over the place!
58  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: {Gamergate] Age of Booty 50% off on: May 22, 2009, 03:09:35 PM
Oh, I thought he meant the other kind of booty...
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mars on: April 18, 2009, 05:32:50 PM
Wow! Positive reinforcement! When I report a new game on the radar, I virtually always get a "So what?" response. CeeKay, how do you do it?!
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elemental: War of Magic on: March 30, 2009, 10:16:25 PM
I can barely remember Master of Magic except for 'membering that I liked it. That's it. I'd say that except for disappointing a tiny but vocal number of fans who actually played and still recall the game well enough, I'd say they're going to make a lot of newcomers happy.
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the best game you own? on: March 08, 2009, 04:39:25 AM
It's a tie between

CHESS                vs.            CIV 4

I finish a Civ 4 and often immediately start another. I'll play the mods over and over. I'll debate strategies and analyze civilizations. I play again and then again. I just am fascinated by it; I'll construct stories and narratives about the game's events. I think I'll play Civ 4 forever. I've years of Civ 4 and years of earlier Civs before that.

And chess too; I leave it for months, but I've always come back. Chess and me go way back to when I was a seven-year-old in a tiny northern New Mexico town, followed me all over the country from chess clubs in New Orleans, Houston, LA, San Francisco and Berkeley. I'll always play chess.

STRANGE, I am not saying I'm all ecstatic about these 2 games. Frankly I have had more fun and amusement - perhaps because of the novelty of a game for me (Sword of the Stars) or the sociability (Scrabble, you guys who have friends who'll play wargames/strategy games/games by that brilliant German whatshisname  - you guys are lucky - but Scrabble is fun, we mock each other, my family/friends like it) or the intricacy (Patrician III) and etc. - I actually laugh and smile and say "cool" but

once I've finished 'em, I don't think about them. I don't find myself thinking, Hmmmm, what if I had tried....
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mega Snowstorm for the Northeast - Here it comes! on: March 02, 2009, 06:28:14 PM
Santa Fe was a little cool but just enough for a light jacket. I'm going south to Albuquerque today; it'll be in the sixties. Winter has been very mild once more.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looks like I get to be a sloth on: February 25, 2009, 10:01:17 PM
I'd be surprised if you couldn't find one there; and there's got to be a way to make it work!
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying from Impulse this weekend? on: February 08, 2009, 03:47:44 PM
I bought the Dark Crusade - man, that was a long download 3.3 GBs - and I couldn't get over 100KBs for some reason plus their server would pause me. Anyhow, I got it- for $4 couldn't go wrong
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mount and Blade Mods on: January 31, 2009, 02:44:41 AM
At the Unofficial Mount and Blade Mod depository, you'll find most of the mods - probably you already have. If not, I like the Native Improved Mod myself and use it often - it's a realism mod. I've used several of the mods that add Romans, Orcs, guns, etc: but I prefer the battle generator.  Unfortunately not all mods were updated to the final version.
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 30, 2009, 06:18:27 AM

Quote from: cheeba on January 30, 2009, 05:35:34 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on January 30, 2009, 05:11:23 AM

I honestly think OO is a lost cause, though I wish that wasn't true.  It's been long enough to face the reality that they still haven't recovered even to the relatively low level of activity they had before the outage last spring.  And they likely never will.
Uh, you serious? In my experience of jumping between forums many, many times, OO seems more lively than GT in the Everything But Gaming forums. In the Political/Religious forums it's no contest, around election time OO had nearly a live chat blog running while there was 1-2 posts a day at GT. Nothing against GT, I like it here and I post it here. But your statement doesn't seem to have any basis in reality.
Yeah, I agree: if GT were more active I'd post here more too, but it seems to me even as "lost" as OO is, OO's PC Gaming  and Unreleased Games has much more activity. It's been squandered true, and true may be losing lurkers - but what do lurkers really contribute but the vague possibility they'll contribute something someday.

I like GT but OO's activity drew me back - after a brief flurry of activity in GT's PC gaming section back when OO first went offline it seemed that I would stay at GT, but then it returned to its normal quiet self.

However, OO does need help, no denying OO could be healthier.

I'd join QT3 except that it seems very inhospitable to the new guy and I don't care much for the simple "Games" subforum. Oh well.,..
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 29, 2009, 02:35:10 PM
Umm...actually, no, silence does NOT mean approval or awe...
 
JonathanStrange to JohnathanStrange


(New page, bitches!!)
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 29, 2009, 02:33:17 PM
I'm not worried - I just type into my Word Document file and pretend I'm posting to OO. In some ways it's better: no one replies with posts expressing their lack of interest or corrects me (you know the one's -they start with "Ummm..." or "Actually...").

In fact, no one responds and as usual I interpret that to mean silent approval and awe.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Empire: Total War Steam REQUIRED? on: January 29, 2009, 01:10:58 AM
I, too, dislike it.

The idea that we have to get permission to use a game we legally purchased? Not cool.

I saw the subservient posts loving Steam but I see it as evidence of more and more creeping invasion of our privacy. Sure it's just silly games but it's tiresome and constant; we're watched by videocameras, required to present ID at the drop of a hat, can't friggin play a game without permission now. The sad part is how nonchalantly people shrug and say it doesn't matter that there's no option.

Hell, they love Big Brother!
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 27, 2009, 03:53:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 07, 2009, 04:56:59 AM

it's funny going back and seeing the posts of people who say they'll keep on visiting and then disappeared- JonthanStrange, I'm looking at you  Tongue
And people wonder why I'm constantly pirouetting when I walk to my car after work -  who knows if CeeKay or some other 'bot is out there tracking me - if I turn fast enough I'll spot 'em.
71  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Huge GoGamer sale now..1,2,3,4 dollar stuff on: January 27, 2009, 03:30:52 AM
Sorry. I needed the jewel case for my burned copy of "Parking Lot Wars"
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Classic Wizardry-style CRPGs? on: January 20, 2009, 01:08:07 AM
I'd like to try Wizardry 8 again but I no longer have it. Any ideas on where to reasonably obtain it?
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Circuit City up for sale/auction on: January 16, 2009, 05:51:38 PM
The "buying experience" at CC had declined, imo, over the years. I can remember as a teenager going to the local CCs and they were well-stocked, organized, busy, "professional" looking. They slowly started becoming over the last ten years a disorganized, low-rent, dollar store franchise.looking place. I don't know that the personnel are to blame - though it's fun blaming the little guy whom we're obviously better than, those freakin' cashier monkeys - but I certainly don't, obviously management was no longer that demanding.

HOWEVER, I often shopped there for smaller items like games, movies, blank DVDs, computer accessories, batteries, etc. more than I've ever shopped at Best Buy.

Why? 'Cause they had plenty of sales, YMMV manager bargains, mispriced games, clearanced items. I've gotten lots of awesome bargains at Circuit City. While others were sneering and bitching how they were too good to go to CC, I was getting some of the best buys at CC.

Best Buy is just too organized, too efficient to find the really good bargains. I've not gotten a particularly good deal on, say DVD players, PC games, or movies in years at Best Buy. However, I knew that at CC, inevitably they'd misprice or deliberately put on sale games that Best Buy would take month/years to discount.

So I'll miss that aspect.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mount and Blade on: January 15, 2009, 02:33:34 AM
Got one at GS myself - just wanted a hard copy just for the hell of it.

EBGames, according to their site, has it for five dollars too. Not online though.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A new rome game..Grand Ages: Rome..pics/vid on: January 10, 2009, 03:55:20 PM
I'm interested! The day will come when Roman-themed games will play as good as they look - though I hardly think we will be around to play 'em.
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friend Arrested, Legal Questions Inside on: January 07, 2009, 01:14:49 AM
I thought glyc was pretty restrained given the almost gleeful prison rape predictions and other non-responsive replies. I suppose you all know him well enough to mock his question and his friend predicament. In that case, I apologise for spoiling the atmosphere.


77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: UFO Afterlight...worth $6 - $10? on: January 05, 2009, 10:42:34 PM
UFO Ex did get a great mod - probably that's what gave it a slight edge for me as I like personalizing my troopers and having all sorts of different looking troopers and weapons really helped out for me. Without Jennifer Aniston  wielding a plasma rifle or that dude from Prison Break on rocket launchers, I'd have less inclination to worry about whether anonymous ugly clone soldier lived, died, or was captured for anal probing. What is it with aliens and probing?


p.s. UFO Afterlight did have its exciting moments so I hope I didn't make it sound dull; the action was quite vivid and dramatic at times. There were tense situations and humorous incidents (like the time, early in the game, before my troopers were seasoned, when a rocket exploded near a trooper sending her head over heels off an elevated walkway to tumble into the enemies below.

Both games do become repetitive though, which is understandable given the gameplay mechanics but battles are mostly fun.

Why I at times sound lukewarm is because I'd have thought by now we'd have better squad tactical games with better representations of flying suits and better A.I. and more "effects". For example, UFO Ex's flying suits were ok but very stiff looking, not evocative of their cool abilities, more like walking in air. UFO Afterlight didn't model Mar's lesser gravity, our troopers never jump high, there's no flying suits, no sliding down hillsides, and except for the red ground, I thought I was fighting in my own backyard here in New Mexico.

But, at least we had something that tried to be XCOM-like, right?
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: UFO Afterlight...worth $6 - $10? on: January 05, 2009, 06:14:52 PM
It's a standalone expansion and you need neither the previous games nor their "background stories" to enjoy UFO Afterlight.

UFO Afterlight was relatively bugfree, stable, and a definite new direction in the UFO series. The artwork was less gritty and more cartoony (like a Pixar movie), the emphasis was on developing unique characters instead of anonymous cannon fodder and the combat was more pausable real-time than the older turn-based action point fighting.

I've liked all the UFO Aftershock, Aftermath, Afterlight games. The first two were buggy and their reputations apparently never recovered - although that's always hard to judge 'cause virtually all games disappear from active discussion and you really only need two or three bad opinions endlessly repeated (like that poster who referred to the series as UFO AfterCrap so often that every time I see his posts I think "It's the AfterCrap guy".) The first two games, btw, were patched (albeit not to perfection) and heavily modded - I liked and finished them too although their gameplay is dramatically different both in dramatic emphasis and turn-based emphasis than UFO Afterlight.

Is UFO Afterlight worth $6? Yes, that sounds right. It's a sturdy, competently done game but a bit dated and not particularly exciting.  UFO: Extraterrestrials was a bit more exciting though not by much - yet it got the sand-lion's share of attention. Ehhhh, I've always been out of step with forums. icon_smile
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Donnie Darko - WTF? (SPOILERS PLEEEAASSE) on: December 27, 2008, 08:51:18 PM
Donnie Darko was fun and entertaining; I understood enough of it to follow the plot. As for the "why" and "how" of the events? It didn't matter to me whether the movie bothered to explain them 'cause I'm not much into unraveling a movie's mythology or premise usually.

So I liked the actors, esp. Jena Malone, and even Drew Barrymore (with who I would have loved to have an inappropriate relationship were I a H.S. senior again). The Giant Rabbit, the time-travel, butterfly effect goofiness, the everyday H.S. stuff were all good fun too.

Worship the movie though? Nah. I liked 12 Monkeys too, but I wouldn't marry it.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jeebus I'm BORED!! on: December 25, 2008, 04:49:54 AM
Hmmm...someone better tell CeeKay that he better start posting like Ceekay 2.0 or lose his rep!
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