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2641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 19, 2007, 11:47:55 PM

Quote from: Gwar21 on June 19, 2007, 10:13:19 PM

What I object to are the people who use belief in young-earth creationism as an opening to mock all "fundies", as they put it, or who brandish said beliefs as yet another reason that fundies are stupid, har har har.  Widely embraced false stereotypes annoy me.

The two go hand in hand though. In fact I would say creationists are fundies.
2642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (Wii) The Official, UnOfficial, Buy/Preorder Zak and Wiki on: June 19, 2007, 03:21:25 PM
I am curious now just because I have never seen a gaming site so blatantly push a game. It's either really good, or they paid off IGN.
2643  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 18, 2007, 03:15:04 AM
Well he does know his bible (how many Christians read the stuff that isn't all peachy?) and he knows his religious history.
2644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 18, 2007, 03:02:09 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on June 18, 2007, 02:09:45 AM

Quote from: Gwar21 on June 17, 2007, 05:49:55 PM

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Not all Creationists are narrow minded radicals.  As a creationist, I still believe in evolution.  There are two types of evolution, macroevolution and microevolution.  I personally believe in microevolution even though I believe in creation.  Just as not all christians are fundamentalist/extremeists.

Meh, I don't even have a problem with fundamentalist Christians or people who believe in 7-day creationism, as about half the people I know, many of whom are extremely intelligent, fall into that category.  But I suppose it's easier to treat "the enemy" like half-wits if you don't know anyone with those beliefs, even if that says more about you than them.  I respect fundamentalist Christians more than I do the people who make fun of them.

If they believe in this, they aren't "extremely intelligent".  They're book smart but dogmatic idiots. 

That's not really true. I have met many Christians that I have the utmost respect for. One of my friends I would have to say is one of the smartest guys I have ever met. The guy knows something about everything. But he is a fundy. When it comes to religion he is really out there, telling me about how people used to be 17' tall, how the Grand Canyon would have to flow up hill to be created, etc. But if I have a question about anything (besides religion) he's the first person I go to. Religious beliefs are something that are so ingrained into us at such an early age, it's more of a psychological thing than an intelligence thing.

It's kind of odd, the people I like the most, and respect the most, always are radical Christians. But they seem to know about the religion they are following other than the everyday Christians I meet. They aren't blind followers. I respect the people who research what they believe in and can laugh at it at the same time.
2645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 17, 2007, 11:49:56 PM

Quote from: drifter on June 17, 2007, 08:35:10 PM

didnt really see much humor there (not sure if I was), at least the girl was cute in a girl next door kinda way.

You're right, it's more scary then funny.
2646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where's the Sunday Skin 6-17-07? Oh, wait a minute- here it is! (NSFW) on: June 17, 2007, 11:32:38 PM
CK, this is a gaming site, please keep your posts professional. Thank you. (I mean it, thanks CK.)
2647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 17, 2007, 07:42:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 17, 2007, 05:40:34 PM

Quote from: Zimix on June 16, 2007, 07:40:36 PM



Perfect poster placement. 

BRILLIANT!!!!!

It would be so much better if they switched the picture to a Tubgirl picutre.
2648  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 17, 2007, 07:40:17 PM

Quote from: Gwar21 on June 17, 2007, 05:49:55 PM

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Not all Creationists are narrow minded radicals.  As a creationist, I still believe in evolution.  There are two types of evolution, macroevolution and microevolution.  I personally believe in microevolution even though I believe in creation.  Just as not all christians are fundamentalist/extremeists.

Meh, I don't even have a problem with fundamentalist Christians or people who believe in 7-day creationism, as about half the people I know, many of whom are extremely intelligent, fall into that category.  But I suppose it's easier to treat "the enemy" like half-wits if you don't know anyone with those beliefs, even if that says more about you than them.  I respect fundamentalist Christians more than I do the people who make fun of them.

Actually I know a few Creationists, and one of them actually is very intelligent. Its still a lot of fun making fun of them, intelligent or not. You respect fundys more because you are one of them, or at least close enough.
2649  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Atheists visit the newly-opened Creation Museum. Hilarity ensues on: June 17, 2007, 04:28:16 PM
I never knew that we have weeds just because Adam sinned. That bastard!

That was great. I want to go there just to people watch.
2650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii VC]european games this week on: June 15, 2007, 07:02:02 PM
I had forgotten all about Actraiser until I saw the name. LOVED the game. Does it hold up though, did any of you get it?
2651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 06:33:46 PM
If KD stops, then Corruptrelic may take over the duties. Do any of us want that? slywink
2652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 06:06:48 PM
Well the poll sums it all up, so I don't know why the naysayers are still talking. biggrin The 00's don't count for the negatives either (and even if they did count as negatives, the fors still win!). So going by the points system from the Poll, it's overwhelmly for the posts.

I really don't see what people are so upset about. And please stop using the "it doesn't fit in with a gaming forum" thing. 100% of the stuff in off topic doesn't fit in with a gaming forum.

Anyway, honestly, if this place gets too uptight, you will push people away. I know I came here less when the whole no-R&P thing came up. I want a loose forum myself, one that is still mature, but low on moderation.
2653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 03:09:06 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 15, 2007, 02:53:22 PM

1) Does this place have too much of a locker room vibe, where half-nude pictures and sexist comments (like mytocles mentioned) are getting thrown around enough to drive away potential forumers?
2) Do we care?

Myself, I expect and want that in the off topic forum. Off topic is a free for all on every site for the most part, even the more adult forums (not just gaming sites). What topics do you expect to see here? Just discussion of what TV set to buy or Costco's return policy? You either like off topic or you don't. If you don't then stay in the gaming section, which is mainly why I come to GT, to see everyones opinions. I come into off topic for the locker room stuff (like the LJ image thread).
2654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not go on: June 15, 2007, 04:56:22 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on June 15, 2007, 04:25:19 AM

Sony needs an A+++ title and they need it fast.

Aren't most new systems slow to get the games out though? The 360 went months without anything interesting. The DS beginnings were bleak. The Wii is in dire need of something big still. I think it all comes down to what others have said, the PS3 is just too much money. I would buy one right now, I just can't justify $600 for it. Although if something like a Final Fantasy did come out for it, it would be a lot harder to hold back.

I think reliability might be hurting the 360. They seem to die at an incredibly high rate. If they could fix that, I think they would do a lot better, even at $400.
2655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 04:50:11 AM
One point though Wonderpug, I don't see anyone trying to make it an official thing. It's a weekly thread (if that) not a whole forum. Yeah having a skin forum would reflect on the site. A casual weekly post isn't quite the same thing.

And no it's not required that you be 18 here, but look at many of the threads in off topic, they are very adult orientated. That's all my point was.
2656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: May NPD via our friends at Neogaf, Bloomberg, will keep updating, PS3 not go on: June 15, 2007, 03:55:34 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on June 15, 2007, 03:47:03 AM

I agree with Jumangi.  There is no way anyone could call the 360 a clusterfuck.  I still maintain that over time Wii sales will fade and the HD consoles will start to dominate.  The reason Microsoft hasn't dropped their price is because they still see Sony as their main competition in the long run, not Nintendo.


Maybe that is a mistake.  I guess we'll know in 3 years or so.

Sure, but the Wii is already going to have a huge installed base, which means people will make games for it. Like it or not, the Wii is going to be around for awhile.

In 3 years we will probably buying whole new systems anyway.
2657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 03:52:41 AM
Well if we go off your points system, it's 90-30. smile
2658  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / 172 guests... on: June 15, 2007, 02:45:04 AM
...as I type this. GT has a huge number of guests, I can log in at 2AM and there will still be 80 guests. Where are they coming from? What are they looking at? And the million dollar question, why aren't they registering and posting? If traffic picked up a bit here, this forum would be astounding.
2659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 15, 2007, 02:40:29 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 15, 2007, 01:37:05 AM

For the record, I'm not personally offended by the skin, it just seems unprofessional to have as a site-sponsored weekly feature.  It's a step away from having a "Babes of the Week" button on the front page.  If Ron wants the place to feel more like Maxim, I guess it's appropriate, I just always got the impression he wanted the site to be fairly family friendly.

Wow, talk about jumping to conclusions. Step away? Please. They are posted in an off topic forum, most of the stuff posted here is unproffesional, silly, funny, etc.

The site is family friendly. The forum is most definitely adult, and not because of one Sunday post. I see quite a few threads I wouldn't think people would want their kids reading.

Do we really judge websites by their forums? I love Gamspot, can't stand their forums. Same with Penny Arcade. I could probably find another 100 examples. These threads have nothing to do with the front page, and I think it's safe to say they never will. In fact hopefully soon we will be able to comment on the front page on articles without even entering the forums.

Anyway, the poll is pretty clear, the vast majority like the threads, or just ignore it.
2660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii vs. Guitar Hero II - the non-gamers decide on: June 12, 2007, 06:11:50 AM
It's the opposite at our CO OO parties. Wario Ware and Sports were hits while Chris Gerard shows off GH upstairs. Granted we only ever have one guitar and the PS2 is upstairs, but the Wii seemed like a bigger hit. I was really intimidated by GH myself.

Not that anyone has really touched Sports at the last few parties, I think everyone burned out.
2661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An Opportunity Lost (now NSFW thanks to CK 1am3n355) on: June 11, 2007, 02:37:25 AM
I think I love CeeKay. I am not sure for which, either for the hot picture or for annoying ATB. icon_cool
2662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Sony's current marketing...issues... (somewhat NFSW) on: June 09, 2007, 07:29:14 PM
It truly is puzzling. I watched the full video and the whole time I am wondering when the tie in with video games will come in. It never really does. Unless people who masturbate to soccer games might want to play a video game of soccer instead. I just don't get what Sony is thinking. Unless of course this is all they wanted, to create buzz. As a fence sitter on getting a PS3, it's not helping my decision to get one though.
2663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Trailer on: June 06, 2007, 01:58:05 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 06, 2007, 01:52:04 AM

I saw it on gametrailers.com before coming here.  I wish they would have given some idea of what the gameplay is going to look like, and I'm betting Fall 2008 turns into Spring 2009.

Honestly it's probably too early for gameplay footage. Plus we all know how Bethesda likes to hype stuff while giving out as little info as possible. They can drag this on for years.

I would rather it be a couple of months until release to hear anything at all myself.
2664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Trailer on: June 06, 2007, 01:24:33 AM
Thanks for the quick download KD! Neat trailor, I just can't get excited about a game that's not due out until Fall 2010 though. icon_twisted
2665  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I buy my own cable modem or use the cable company's? on: June 02, 2007, 04:35:27 PM
Same, always used the one the company gave me. Never had any problems with any of the ones I have used. Current one is 3 years old and working fine.
2666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] 4.7 Million Wii VC titles sold on: June 02, 2007, 05:42:11 AM

Quote from: ATB on June 01, 2007, 11:36:59 PM

Quote from: Dimmona on June 01, 2007, 08:00:53 PM

Screw all of you; Zelda 2 was awesome.

Zelda 2 is pretty much made me quit the franchise.

I came in as a young kid expecting more legendary play like in the original and we got crap sidescrolling. Bah.

Then you missed the best Zelda games there were.

Ridah: give up the hate, Nintendo is big again.
2667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ds] etrian odyssey impressions on: May 31, 2007, 03:25:03 AM

Quote from: Misguided on May 31, 2007, 12:27:36 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on May 30, 2007, 03:57:11 PM

My Dark Knight (or is it Hunter?) just got killed in one hit this morning... pretty much my last straw.  I replaced him with a bard in the back row: not sure if I'll regret not choosing an alchemist instead, but I'm always a big fan of passive skills.

The alchemist deals mega damage in the early levels, but I'm getting the feeling that this won't necessarily be the case later on.

My Landrover is the big hitter of the group everyone is level 31), but I have done nothing but max out his damage skills. With my alchemist I spent a lot of levels getting her TP regen and neglected impoving her damage skills. She's still my second biggest damage dealer, and mana is usually not an issue anymore.

And I still think the Darkhunter is worth it at later levels. My Protector will be the first to go when I can upgrade to a new class.
2668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: May 30, 2007, 05:13:23 AM
I love this thread, everytime I open it on this page I see Ridah first thing. He's so dreamy, Two-Pack has nothing on him.
2669  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey on: May 30, 2007, 04:42:31 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2007, 02:20:05 AM

You're telling me these guys don't look angsty?

Oh and keytars are SO metal!

LOL. The drummer giving the finger is also classic.

Got to say though, they are just going for a market. It's just like Slayer, Venom, etc, they are try to sell an image that they think people will like. They are going for the old Dio crowd and trying to play the part. Metal has always been a lot like pro wrestling in my book.
2670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ds] etrian odyssey impressions on: May 30, 2007, 03:57:39 AM
Or always carry a couple of warp wires.
2671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: May 30, 2007, 01:56:56 AM

Quote from: juniordan on May 30, 2007, 01:54:42 AM

A week after release. How stupid.

And yet, if they delayed the game so they could get the demo out the door first, they would be bitched at.
2672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey on: May 30, 2007, 01:40:56 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 30, 2007, 01:31:25 AM

I wanted to comment on these two paragraphs.

Obviously, you haven't done enough research into "modern" metal.  There's far far more to modern metal than yelling and screaming and angst.  Many, many metal bands, especially ones from Europe, feature lead singers who truly can sing.

Also many can sacrfice a goat as if they were a butcher on their day job.

I would say 95% of modern metal is crap, especially the European bands who are trying to sell the whole "Look at us, we are more Satanic than Slayer" act.
2673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: May 30, 2007, 01:23:53 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2007, 01:12:00 AM

Quote from: Lee on May 30, 2007, 12:26:58 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2007, 12:11:14 AM

They were right.

You played it?

You read what it comes with?

Yeah, but it may be so great that I will never want to play anything else. Many games I have not agreed with the reviews, games I loved. You are probably right though, it sounds disappointing, I was just wondering if you played it.
2674  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Sunday skin posts turning away the female demographic? on: May 30, 2007, 12:50:14 AM
That's it, get rid of Off Topic, this is a gaming site damnit. What would the women think?
2675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Shadowrun Impressions on: May 30, 2007, 12:26:58 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2007, 12:11:14 AM

They were right.

You played it?
2676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Park Niggers??? on: May 29, 2007, 05:06:59 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 29, 2007, 04:56:42 AM

I don't think that a racial word like that is acceptable in a thread title. 

If it's ok for cable TV, it's ok for GT. smile
2677  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Sunday skin posts turning away the female demographic? on: May 29, 2007, 03:55:19 AM
I am still trying to figure out what FTFY is. retard

I bet those 70+ "guest" browsers are all women.
2678  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Park Niggers??? on: May 29, 2007, 03:43:58 AM
Yeah I was SHOCKED that the Ms. Garrison scissoring episode go away with showing as much as they did.

Anyway, I was crying after watching the linked clip. Good stuff.
2679  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey on: May 28, 2007, 03:07:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 28, 2007, 02:54:16 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 28, 2007, 02:29:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 28, 2007, 02:04:21 PM

However, even back in the day I was never into the more extreme metal bands: slayer, voivoid (sp) or the death metal stuff so it was interesting to get a glimpse into that world too- though much of it left me a bit disturbed given where I am in my life now.

Listening to that kind of music is why I am where I am in my life right now.

Death row at Attica?

Could you elaborate?

I was just joking. As much as I love music, it has never affected my life.
2680  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey on: May 28, 2007, 02:29:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 28, 2007, 02:04:21 PM

However, even back in the day I was never into the more extreme metal bands: slayer, voivoid (sp) or the death metal stuff so it was interesting to get a glimpse into that world too- though much of it left me a bit disturbed given where I am in my life now.

Listening to that kind of music is why I am where I am in my life right now.
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