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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Dick Winters (Band of Brothers) on: January 11, 2011, 12:39:15 AM
Very sad news.   frown We are losing WW2 vets quickly.   I need to get to the WW2 museum in Louisiana some day. 
82  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: October 26, 2010, 11:05:37 PM

Quote from: shon on October 26, 2010, 08:12:07 PM

And IDos is off the app store. 

Damn. Just went to get it.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 26, 2010, 05:43:21 PM
I just sold my copy on amazon.   I finished  the SP campaign and put about 10 hours into MP.    I enjoyed the SP portion but the MP was frustrating.   I had too many instant deaths on spawning and 80% of the players were playing snipers.    I got my moneys worth out of it but I wish the MP had been a little different.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez on: October 25, 2010, 12:04:20 AM
Lesnar was in trouble when the fight was stopped.  He had stopped defending himself and had just covered up.  Plus he was bleeding from a pretty deep looking gash under his left eye.  If I remember correctly, there was still quite a bit of time left in the round.   Maybe if it had been closer to the bell they would have let it go a little longer.  Lesnar looked pretty off balance at times during the Carwin fight but I thought it was just due to the power and size of Carwin.  It appears that he really just needs a lot of work on his striking.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez on: October 24, 2010, 04:24:20 AM
And I was soooooooo wrong......   icon_biggrin
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez on: October 23, 2010, 03:17:51 PM

Quote from: Abaddon on October 21, 2010, 06:30:23 AM

I know it's crazy to say about a guy 235 lbs but Velasquez isnt big enough to beat Lesnar IMHO. I'm definitely not a fan of Lesnar but as already stated if Shane Carwin at 12-0 with all knockouts couldnt beat down Lesnar I really can't think of anyone in the UFC who can at this point. The simple fact is most knockouts occur when the head is quickly snapped from it's position causing an attack on the brain stem. Lesnars neck and shoulders are so thick it's going to take a significant force to knock him out in the traditional manner. IMHO Emelianenko has the best chance against Lensar based on his simply incredible ability as a fighter. I think Fedor has the skills to counter Lesnar's sheer size but I doubt we will ever see that fight.

I agree.  I don't think Lesnar gets knocked out by anyone in the UFC at this point.  I think the only chance would be a submission like Mir put on him.   I watched part of the weigh in and the size difference between Lesnar and Velasquez was huge. My fear is that if there is a Fedor/Lesnar fight that it may come to late in Fedor's career for him to beat him.  It may already be too late.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/11) on: October 11, 2010, 01:50:28 PM
Medal of Honor for sure.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 06, 2010, 06:32:05 PM

Quote from: stimpy on October 06, 2010, 06:14:42 PM

Quote from: Enough on October 06, 2010, 03:38:22 PM

It's the circle of life.



If only......
I would love nothing more than to see the hunter become the prey.
If you're hungry, go to Jewel, jerkwad.
If he's doing it for fun, all the better to be eaten by a cougar.

I'm pretty sure the hamburger at Jewel didn't come from cows that died of natural causes.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Homemade Space Balloon/Video Camera on: October 02, 2010, 08:13:57 PM
Very cool.   
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Mitchell loses King of Kong crown again... on: September 21, 2010, 12:20:13 AM
King of Kong is one of my favorite movies.   If you haven't seen it, give it a viewing.  I believe it is available for instant viewing on netflix.   
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/13) on: September 13, 2010, 10:42:41 PM
I already have Halo Reach on preorder at Amazon.  Keeping my eye on  Playstation Move.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]anybody interested in the new F1 game? on: September 11, 2010, 02:30:35 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 10, 2010, 12:34:17 PM

check out this video of the game Vs a real F1 race,looks great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7R0k_PjrQs

i do want this game,but being released the week after next is just the worse time ever.....way too many games i want more,so this has had to go to the back of the queue

Same here.   Bad timing for a release with all the fall games coming out.  I'll probably pick it up when the price drops.  Given the popularity of F1 in the US, I don't think that will take too long.   
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Earth Defense Force returns? on: September 06, 2010, 03:37:06 PM
Finished the first one.  It was fun for what it was.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/06) on: September 06, 2010, 03:32:31 PM
Nothing for me.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: August 07, 2010, 08:56:58 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on August 07, 2010, 06:31:51 PM

I surprised no one has posted this one yet!

Here's the original, a fairly innocuous news report about an attempted rape in the projects.

And here's what a couple of kids, who go by 'AutoTune The News', did with it.

That's genius. Perhaps the best thing I've ever seen on Youtube. You can even buy it on Itunes!

I saw this earlier this week. I love the cover version at the end of the video. Pure genius.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone ever have Gall Bladder Surgery? on: August 06, 2010, 12:07:10 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on August 05, 2010, 11:39:37 PM

I had my gall bladder out maybe 10 years ago after having several "episodes".....I am surprised they took so long with you before scheduling surgery. My doctor was 99% sure after one visit and then ran a test and was positive.

The surgery is easier than passing a gall stone. Laproscopic surgeries are wonderful things. I have since had to have my appendix out that way.

You should be fine in a couple days and will be home a couple hours after the surgery.

One thing to watch out for.......I had this problem and have talked to others who had the same experience. You get a mix of irratable bowel syndrome and diarheha (sp) sometimes after a good meal. For a few years I would always have an anti-diarahrea pill before I ate out. I am not saying this will happen to you but it might. It has eased quit a bit since right after the surgery. Usually a large or rich meal would cause it.

And doctors will deny that is a side effect. Why, I don't know. But having lived it and talked to others I can claim personal knowledge.

I can say from personal experience that all of the above is correct.  It's been about 4-5 years since my surgery and I still have issues with diarrhea after meals.  Usually, a meal with a high fat content will set me off.   The surgery itself is a piece of cake.  It is about as close to drive through surgery as you can get.  My pain was relieved and I've generally felt better since it was out. 
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Syfy: Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files on: July 30, 2010, 10:59:01 PM

Quote from: Flatlander on July 29, 2010, 11:20:46 PM

I've been wanting to check it out, but my 20 second exposure to "Mary Knows Best"  repelled me from Syfy's Thursday schedule.       Do they actually debunk the videos on this show, or is it like Ghost Hunters, where they're "skeptics" who  convince themselves that anything without a ready explanation is evidence of the paranormal?

From what I've seen anything they can't figure they convince themselves that it is paranormal.  However,  I think they officially call it "unexplained".  Last nights episode was silly.  They investigated a lake monster that was photographed in a man made lake.  They agreed that they thought there was probably something there because it was too difficult to fake a picture of a monster.  retard  The photo in question was taken from quite a distance away.  That being said, I still watch these type of shows for some reason.  icon_biggrin
98  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: D2D $5 off any game $5 or more. on: July 29, 2010, 10:38:40 PM
Code doesn't work for me with Starwolves 3. 
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Didn't Circuit City go out of business? on: July 28, 2010, 10:43:09 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 28, 2010, 05:50:25 PM

A couple Circuit City footnotes...

* Here in Virginia at least, an electronics chain called HHGregg Appliances and Electronics has taken over most of the former (long vacated) Circuit City storefront locations. It hasn't opened any of them yet, and seem to be in the process of hiring for them:
http://www.hhgregg.com/
-Interestingly, HHGregg doesn't sell desktop computers -- they only sell laptops. They seem to sell consoles and videogames a bit, but not PC games.

===============================
*I saw this notice at Micro Center's site when I was looking up something today:

Quote
Customers of the Former Circuit City!


smile
On August 28, 2009, Micro Center acquired the postal mailing list of Circuit City Stores.
Customer information is also collected through Micro Centerís acquisition of Circuit Cityís customer database.  

We will advertise to selected people in this group to encourage in-store and/or online purchases from us, and will solicit information from these customers when they buy from us, or want to voluntarily sign up for our mailing lists.

To opt-out of any communications from Micro Center, our Marketing Partners or other companies, refer to the opt-out sections below.
*So, if you suddenly start getting Micro Center snail mails/e-mails, and don't want them, visit their preferences page to opt out of it:
Micro Center Preference Center
http://f.microcentermail.com/asbs/servlet/SS?F=3285960
*I think it says you can also opt out by e-mailing or calling them but the pref. center seemed the easiest way.

HHGregg has been in business for quite some time.  They have had one in Bloomington, Indiana where my parents live for years. I was never that impressed with the prices but I know a lot of people in that area prefer them to Best Buy for appliances and TV's.  I liked Circuit City better except for the fact that there never seemed to be a cashier available to take my money there.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lesnar v. Carwin on: July 04, 2010, 06:30:37 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on July 04, 2010, 04:42:30 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 04, 2010, 04:33:56 PM

Watched this last night and was surprised that Lesnar made it through that first round.  I thought they might even call it for a moment there.  He sure has a chin!

Yeah, I mean he was getting punched by the white Mike Tyson here and not an out of shape gamer. Lesnar has a really good chin; of course look at his head... it's mostly chin.

Carwin was really building a Tyson like reputation.   Bull rush the other guy in the first 30 seconds and overwhelm them.  He looked clueless as to what to do when it didnt work.

I'm not a huge Lesnar fan but I have to say he really toned down the WWE crap last night in the post fight interview.  He actually seemed pretty humbe during most of the interviews before the match as well.  Either Dana White put a stop to it or his illness changed him a bit. Maybe he just had more respect for Carwin than his other opponenets.  I guess we'll see but I have a lot more respect for him now than before the fight.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lesnar v. Carwin on: July 04, 2010, 04:28:43 AM
Lesnar took a beating that first round. I thought it was over when he started back pedaling and covering up.  I guess now we know he can take a punch.  I thought the whole card was pretty good overall.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/26) on: April 28, 2010, 01:16:07 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 27, 2010, 02:05:09 PM

Quote from: EddieA on April 26, 2010, 05:25:09 PM

The XBLA game for this week is Tecmo Bowl Throwback for 800 points.

Oh, I definitely have to have this.  We've been griping about not having an XBLA version for years, reminiscing about how it was probably the most fun we've ever had with a football game.   

I wasted way too much time in college playing Super Tecmo Bowl.  I'm going to have to pick this up.  There will probably be less beer drinking involved while playing this time around.
103  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Need help with Warhammer minis (Inquisitor/Mordheim?) on: April 26, 2010, 01:43:17 PM
I was thinking that Inquisitor minis were a larger scale but I'm not positive on that point. They may be easier to put together and paint if thats the case.  Have you thought about http://games.rackham-e.com/en/at-43 ? The armies are prepainted which would get them playing faster.  They have some box sets for most of the armies now.  If you look around the internet, you can find some game sites have some heavy discounts on some of the minis. You can pick up the starter set really cheap.   
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Use your MLB.tv subscription on your PS3 on: April 24, 2010, 04:23:09 AM
This is very cool.   I've been watching the games on my laptop after an unsuccessful attempt to stream the games to my TV using Playon.   I watched a part of a replay of the Reds game using the app and it worked great.  THe quality of the video isn't HD but I think it looks better than my Comcast Extra Innings feed that I had last year. 
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (04/19) on: April 20, 2010, 11:15:54 PM
Nothing for me. Finally a break for the wallet.
106  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Gold Box 4-20-10: Planet of the Apes Blu Ray Collection 67% off on: April 20, 2010, 10:57:31 PM
Awesome deal. Thanks for the heads up.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: April 05, 2010, 12:51:23 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 05, 2010, 12:25:18 AM

I went to the mall to play with one of these and probably buy one, if they had any in stock at the local apple store, but the mall was closed.  Since when do malls close on Easter?

Here in the midwest the malls always close on Easter.  I saw a crowd of people hovered over the ipads at Best Buy last night.  I didn't feel like waiting for a chance to play with one.  I was dead set against buying one of these until today. My wife was talking about them and she never talks about any tech gadget so I started looking into them a little more.  I started thinking this would be great to watch MLB.TV on this season. I may have to buy one for myself,  I mean for her.   icon_wink
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Survival of the Dead on: April 01, 2010, 01:48:57 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on April 01, 2010, 12:39:46 AM

Have had two trustworthy horror friends watch it.. Neither liked it. Beware. Signs point to it being a stinker.

I hope not. I just ordered the UK DVD release tonight.  icon_frown
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gaming Trend Powers, Activate! Form Of, Voting Me A Winner! on: March 30, 2010, 11:07:27 PM
Add one more vote.
110  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [3-23]Amazon.com -- Splinter Cell: Conviction $47 with Code and Current Sale on: March 24, 2010, 02:28:53 PM

Quote from: Chaz on March 24, 2010, 01:41:37 AM

Just did this earlier today.  It looks like if you already had an open order for this to get the $52 price, you'll need to cancel and re-order. 

That's what I had to do as well.  Glad to save the $5.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Guns...need info / suggestions on: February 28, 2010, 03:26:36 PM
You can also get a shell holder that mount on the side of the receiver itself by using existing screw holes.  They make them to fit the Mossberg 500.  I think they ususally hold 4-5 shells which should be plenty.

If your looking for an good basic 1911, look at the Springfield Armory GI.  I've seen them around here for $550 or so.   I don't know much about the build quality of the Rock Island but SA has good customer service if you have issues with one of their guns. 
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Guns...need info / suggestions on: February 23, 2010, 11:56:18 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on February 23, 2010, 05:38:13 PM

May I recommend a Ruger .22? They feel great, are easy to shoot, fairly cheap depending on where you get them, and if you get the silver model it looks like a .44 Auto Mag smile



I may skip the pistol in the end. I do want a shotgun and may join the NRA to boot

I want a shotgun because of the many load types. I can use bird/rat shot for these rats and such. I can use buckshot for protection. Maybe even beanbags. I do not want to shoot anyone no. And I do funny enough have a taped up axe handle under my mattress. But after 2 very late visits from people the last 2 nights claiming to be pizza..which I didn't order and someone else, the stick seems kinda useless. I want something they will hear when I "cha-chunk" it .
I have a Ruger .22 pistol.  It is a great plinking gun.  .22 is dirt cheap to shoot.  Plus the Ruger .22 grip angle is quite a bit like a 1911 so it is a cheap stand in practice gun.   I also have  XDM .40 S&W which I love.  It is a great gun and very easy to clean, as someone mentioned above.

If you are looking for a shotgun., you could do worse than an Mossberg 500. It has lots of aftermarket accessories available.  If I were you, I'd get one with a full stock and not the pistol grip.  If you planning to shoot anything past 10 yards, the full stock will be much better. You can buy full stocks with pistol grips which is what I put on my Mossberg 930SPX.  A Remington 8670 wouldnt be a bad choice either. They are pretty cheap and reliable. Whatever you decide, be safe and have fun.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] First Avenger: Captain America on: February 08, 2010, 04:07:26 AM
Captain America was always one of my favorite comic book characters.   I loved the Invaders too.   I may have to dig out my comics that I have in storage boxes and see if I still have some of those. I'm glad they decided to have the story take place in WW2.
114  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: December 29, 2009, 06:09:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 29, 2009, 05:01:14 PM

Jade Empire $3.75
Silent Hill Homecoming $10.00
King Arthur $19.99
Stormrise $7.49
Mr. Robot $2.00
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor $7.50


Cool.  King Arthur the RPG was one of the titles I was hoping would go on sale.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie - Quarantine on: December 29, 2009, 02:55:34 AM

Quote from: El-Producto on December 25, 2009, 04:04:28 PM

I preferred the original REC, but thankfully they did basically a shot for shot remake.

+1   I almost always enjoy original foriegn films more than their english remakes.   I just have a hard time getting my wife to watch anything with subtitles.  She doesn't want to "read" a movie. 
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can anyone recommend some good Warhammer 40K novels? on: December 06, 2009, 06:19:20 AM
When you finish Eisenhorn, pick up the Ravenor series.  It's very good and has some crossover between some of the characters. Gaunts Ghosts is also excellent.  The Horus Heresy series also has some really good reads but it has a few that I found mediocre. 
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fedor Emelianenko vs Brett Rogers, Saturday on CBS on: November 09, 2009, 11:47:10 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 09, 2009, 06:49:25 PM

That was the really only 'pro wrestling' style entrance they showed wasn't it?


It was the only one I remember seeing.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 107 Hours in 'Fallout 3' on: November 09, 2009, 06:35:09 PM
I loved the game as well.  I still need to finish Point Lookout and download The Pitt at some point.  I missed several bobbleheads in areas I had went through already.  I eventually went back and got them all except one.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I missed the one in Raven Rock and in the 360 version I don't believe you can go back and get it.  icon_frown
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fedor Emelianenko vs Brett Rogers, Saturday on CBS on: November 08, 2009, 06:15:15 PM
I didn't think the cut/broken nose was a big deal.  It looked bad but I didn't feel like it was going to influence the fight all that much.  The series where Fedor was on his back could have ended the fight.  As others have stated, one good punch landing with those huge hands Rogers has could have ended it.   Otherwise, I thought Fedor was in control most of the match.  Big thumbs up for CBS on this one.  I hope they can follow it up with something as entertaining.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever wonder if some games don't sell any copies at all? on: October 31, 2009, 10:03:54 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 30, 2009, 09:12:44 PM

If we can include PC titles, I'm pretty sure some of the obscure European titles I've liked over the years (the TBS game Odium comes to mind) probably sold like 27 copies in the U.S.  icon_razz

I think I still have my copy of Odium in a box in the garage.  icon_biggrin
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