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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Arrow on: April 23, 2015, 08:47:35 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 23, 2015, 06:40:10 PM

The whole League of Assassins plotline seems off to me.  Earlier they made it sound like once he took over he could do whatever he wanted with it.  So why not just take it over and have them all stop killing people, or all kill each other or whatever lol.  Now they seem to have flipped and want it to be much more negative. 

I think Ras implied that so Oliver would bite, but Oliver has been skeptical of that and has said multiple times "they are called the league of assassins for a reason"
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: April 17, 2015, 01:05:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 17, 2015, 02:53:49 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 17, 2015, 12:50:51 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 16, 2015, 09:19:40 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 16, 2015, 06:18:37 PM

My brain just exploded. So IN it's not even funny.

Pretty much this.  Absolutely epic.

The other thing that blew my mind was during the Episode 7 panel live broadcast, they brought out the fully functioning remote controlled BB-8 ball droid on the stage, proving that it was not a CGI creation but a working mechanical prop. I'm sure it works based on some complex magnetic system but it was a magical moment when it rolled out. I'm as jaded as any movie fan nowadays and that was an "oh wow" moment for me. JJ Abrams discussed the fact that they wanted to shoot as much of the movie as they could using practical sets and props. Sure the movie will have a ton of CG effects, but to Abrams, a lot of the magic of the original trilogy is that you felt like you were there because the world and the vehicles felt so real. Something the prequel trilogy really lacked in it's overuse of blue screen and CG everything. That aspect alone has me so excited and I have all the faith in the world that episode 7 is in very good hands.

Between Marvel and Lucasfilm, the Disney corporation has pretty much become the overlords of all of nerd-dom, and I don't even mind one bit!  icon_smile

Here's the BB-8 video.  So cool.

http://youtu.be/A_K10fX9DSY
This was a definate highlight for me.. I had heard that it was a practical effect, but really thought that was a rumor... it almost seems like magic..
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 14, 2015, 05:08:18 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 14, 2015, 01:22:44 PM

First clip that has disappointed me

Spoiler for Hiden:
I hated the way they animated Ultron's mouth.  I know it is really hard do make a robotic mouth move to match the words but they should just not try and have it be fixed like the comics and then James Spader's voice over.
I agree with your spoiler. seems odd looking for some reason..
4  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 13" or 14" Gaming Laptop Recommendations on: April 14, 2015, 05:01:55 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 13, 2015, 11:36:56 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 13, 2015, 11:17:42 PM

I did not get the extended warranty. That always seems like a sucker's bet. What are people's experiences there?

Put money away to cover repair/replacement and you'll be far better off, IMHO.

It also makes you be a lot more careful with it and such, too.
I generally get the accidental coverage, because I have had accidents in the past.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: April 13, 2015, 06:12:00 PM
Definite spoiler warning...
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 30, 2015, 04:27:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 30, 2015, 03:43:24 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 30, 2015, 02:23:36 PM

Speaking of wolves...

So next season is going to parallel the 3 little pigs and wolf nursery rhyme.

Awesome, now my 5 year old and I can watch together!

Ha!  That never occurred to me.  That's good.

Can someone tell me if the the Wolves were in the comics?

I don't recall them there, but Noah/whole hospital thing wasn't there either. The wolves could be a combination of a couple of things from the comic though.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Super Troopers 2 - IndieGoGo campaign on: March 25, 2015, 02:57:04 AM
From Reddit:

I love Super Troopers, Beefest, Slammin' Salmon, but nowhere near as much as my friend Rick. Super Troopers is literally his favorite movie of all time. Whenever we buy gifts for him, we buy Super Troopers stuff, and he quotes the movie on an almost daily basis. He can't ask you anything because he's in Boston right now getting bone marrow treatment for Lymphoma, his third time having the cancer. He actually checked into the hospital today and will be in there for three weeks. I know the biggest surprise in the world to him would be a video message from you guys wishing him luck. Is there a way to do that?
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[]SteveLemmeSTEVE LEMME 3176 points 8 hours agox2
Here you go. We wish him the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_74jn164PM&feature=youtu.be


Really cool of them!
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 25, 2015, 02:39:11 AM

Quote from: disarm on March 24, 2015, 09:25:56 PM

Quote from: Roman on March 24, 2015, 09:21:00 PM

was the sneak peek into next week's episode during the Talking Dead the one with Maggie on the front porch of Deana's home?

I obviously missed it live (watched on YouTube)  but things I've read online are like: "wow! Shit getting real next week!" etc etc.

The Talking Dead peek involved Carol
Sweet, Gentle, Carol.. Mother to everyone.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 23, 2015, 07:01:43 PM
Did anyone who backed it get your keys yet?
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 23, 2015, 05:33:30 PM
http://videosift.com/engineering/video/Robots-being-shit
http://www.screwattack.com/shows/originals/death-battle/chuck-norris-vs-segata-sanshiro-death-battle
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: March 23, 2015, 12:11:01 AM
http://multiplayer.it/notizie/147169-tom-clancys-rainbow-six-siege-spunta-in-rete-un-video-rubato-della-versione-alpha-di-rainbow-six-siege.html
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 21, 2015, 08:42:17 PM
NSFW. Not safe for stomach either....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6KiP7iQgo#t=93
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So, who has to go to the bathroom? on: March 21, 2015, 04:46:58 PM
http://videosift.com/video/Toilet-Spider-Comes-Out-To-Say-Hi
14  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 20, 2015, 01:29:35 PM

Quote from: ericb on March 18, 2015, 12:49:42 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 21, 2015, 04:43:39 PM

TES Online going subscription free on 3/17, but you still will need to buy the base game and PS4/XB1 versions launching in June.   So glad I missed the hype on this one.  I might pick this up in June to play if they don't have micro-transaction
You can get the imperial version for PC for around $25 on eBay right now.

Where are you seeing this? I am seeing them everywhere for at least $100.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Zombie FPS Co-op games on: March 15, 2015, 07:09:54 AM
So... Infestation, DayZ (the new one) and H1Z1...

Who plays what?
Which seems to have the best co-op people?
Can you actually build a safe zone?

I may want to get into one of these, but would prefer not to be in game for 5 minutes and getting killed.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does ice cream that is partially melted on: March 15, 2015, 06:52:26 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 15, 2015, 01:46:35 AM

Not usually.  Condensation from the air causes the melted surface to refreeze as ice crystals, giving it a watered down and often "freezer-burned" taste.
-Autistic Angel
This is true, but many times if you scrape the top layer off, it is still good.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: March 13, 2015, 07:55:06 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 12, 2015, 08:16:09 PM

Closed Alpha Signup PC only North America and Europe elig
Thanks! Just signed up!
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 10, 2015, 11:14:22 AM
I wonder what the holdup in the release is. Other games have no problem unlocking at midnight from Steam, but they are saying that Steam is the reason for the delay. I think it is unlocking at 2:00PM EST.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thumb sucking on: March 06, 2015, 08:59:13 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 06, 2015, 05:21:58 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on March 06, 2015, 11:23:59 AM

Thanks for prefacing this post by saying, "no, it's not me"...

Hey, I know this forum well. 


Well we tried the natural fingernail polish that had cayenne pepper and citris extract.  He didn't flinch.  Moved on to a nail polish that is used for nail biting and sucking, but it was chemically based.  He could care less, sucked away.

So, we'll just have to wait it out.  Gonna try the reward stuff.  We did that recently for staying in his bed all night and that worked.  Now it's time to try it with thumb sucking.
Cut open a ghost pepper and rub it on his fingers...
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Break Out Your Ruler: Definitive Penis Length Study Concluded on: March 03, 2015, 07:21:02 PM
What if you're not mean?
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 09:34:30 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 02, 2015, 05:00:29 PM



But I like the yummy artist mom (same actress played the even yummier version of the maid in the first season of American Horror Story), and I still really like Aaron (his bit about not having phones was, again, endearing), and I love the set up of this story arc.

I was watching this unfold and thinking, "Well, this just looks perfect, so what's going to go wrong?  What the hell is wrong?"  and then it hit me pretty early in: They're what's wrong.  Rick and Co. are going to fuck this up so bad, and it really fits this world perfectly.  Plus the debate about society and where it ends and whether it's good and how much of it is a pure construct/fabrication...  This kind of highlighted illustration is what good sci fi/fantasy/horror should be doing.

Carol, in particular, scared the hell out of me in her taped interview.  Saying she missed her abusive awful husband every day and adding the junior league bit.  She'd gone Stepford Carol.  A little part of me wondered if she hadn't just cracked.  But of course she was just playing the part to get inside there.  But then Carol has cracked, clearly.  She has gone into the deep end more than a lot of folks in the group.  She's hardened too much.  She's going to be the issue even more than Rick, I think.  Keep your eye on her.

Rick has Carl (and the increasingly goofy-looking Ass-Kicker), and we've seen him get pulled back from the brink because of that before.  I think it'll happen again, but in a different way this time.  It's not going to be as simple as Rick sees Carl has lost his place in the world and realizes he's done the same, so he pulls himself back to society.

Because the group is done with society by this point. This town may seem wonderful, but it's still self-contained.  They are holding onto the way it was, but since they're not part of something larger, there's no real point.  It's empty.

Glenn is the only one who gets it.  I can't remember the line he said, but he had one comment about the town, and why it was important to not let go entirely, and it was dead on.  I think he may finally be the full leader of the group after this.  Or we'll lose him entirely, and it'll be the most tragic to date. 

And then watch out for Maggie.

MAJOR COMIC SPOILER!!!!! (Possible future show spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
In the comic, Glenn does get killed a little while after they get to this town. In a very gruesome way too. I suspect they may skip that for the show..
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: March 02, 2015, 09:04:43 PM
Color me confused. I saw a quick clip about this on the news the other day, but didn't get the whole story. The one I saw on the news looked white and gold. Since I didn't know the whole story, I thought the argument was about whether to cal it a white dress or a gold dress..

The picture in this thread is obviously blue/black to me...

and the Vine link looks fake.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Agency in your Dreams? on: February 24, 2015, 05:48:30 PM
I can do lucid dreaming from time to time... sometimes full blown control, sometimes partial control. most times, once I start to get control I wake up.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 22, 2015, 08:12:37 PM

Quote from: WorkingMike on February 21, 2015, 02:11:23 PM

I generally tell them "my answer to every question you will ask is No" and then stare at them while they stumble through the spiel.
Would you want to walk out of here without a warranty?
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 09, 2015, 04:48:18 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 05, 2015, 05:37:38 PM

Awesome vids, Kato.

I don't know. I don't see any bamboo stalks or coconuts anywhere..
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 09, 2015, 04:44:40 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on February 05, 2015, 05:57:43 PM

I'll give it a try. But must avoid eye contact.

Wrong..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BpwdhAhep0
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [teaser trailer] Fantastic 4 on: January 27, 2015, 06:27:04 PM
and ditto.
felt very meh to me...
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 01, 2015, 04:10:45 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on January 01, 2015, 12:49:30 PM

So, funny story:  I'm now really into exploring and last night I am out there jumping away, just having a blast.  Completely forgot about checking my fuel.  Ended up in God-knows-where with no fuel and absolutely nothing around.  I was toast.  So I decided to fly into a sun and see how hot I could get my hull.  Result.... 325 percent before basically melting into oblivion.    icon_biggrin

Shouldn't you have been able to point to a nearby system, throttle up and coast there? It "might" take a while, but I think you can!
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going "Full" 4K! on: January 01, 2015, 04:03:12 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 31, 2014, 08:29:03 PM

I don't want everything I have bought to become obsolete again.
If you are worried about this, I would suggest the you never buy a piece of technology again... smile
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [movie] The Interview on: December 18, 2014, 03:20:29 PM
Couldn't find this topic in search..
So anyway, looks like its canceled...
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/sony-hackers-terror-threat-prompts-movie-chain-to-pass-on-the-interview/
Don't agree with canceling it.. heck if they cancel it, they won't make any money, so maybe give a big middle finger to the terrorists and release it for free so everyone can see it.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Arrow on: December 13, 2014, 03:22:45 AM

Quote from: Turtle on December 12, 2014, 11:30:25 PM

Was waiting for people to catch up so I could talk about it:

Spoiler for Hiden:
He'll be back, but I wouldn't be surprised if he has an extended disappearance, either for an episode or two, or they'll advance time again within the story.

They'll definitely have to use Lazarus pit level of plot devices to bring him back. What they showed was a bit much for even a main character to survive. And I do like how they made it really clear that he never really had a chance.

I wonder if they'll take this opportunity to branch off into this green arrow of destiny plotline I've seen elsewhere, where the only reason he is revived is because someone needs him as part of the search for that special arrow. That, or he has some trick up his sleeve with his ex-Argus partner.

I also wonder if Merlin really did put Thea up to this, or if someone was also playing Malcolm by using Thea, sending him that video to force him out of hiding. It seems to go against a lot of what they setup for Malcolm. You know he wants to make her a killer, but drugging someone to make them kill for him doesn't seem his style.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I think Malcolm did put Thea up to it... And didn't drug her either.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Flash on: December 12, 2014, 11:00:17 PM

Quote from: rittchard on December 12, 2014, 07:28:57 PM

Excellent mid-season finale!!!  The main actor is finally growing on me and I especially like how they've handled the various interpersonal relationships.  The Reverse Flash plotline is really excellent, I have no idea where they are going with that, particularly with the notion that he can look into the future, etc.  And that there was another "Flash" present at time of Flash's mother's death - can our Flash go back in time too???? 

May be..
Spoiler for Hiden:
I believe he can in the comics.. eventually... I think this is what the whole learning to go faster is leading up to.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Arrow on: December 12, 2014, 10:54:35 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 11, 2014, 01:25:14 PM

Well... damn.  Stupid mid-season finale cliff hangers.  mad

Spoiler for Hiden:
Not really. I didn't see him hanging at the end.. smile and my wife flipped out and started cursing at the end.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 08, 2014, 09:15:56 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on December 08, 2014, 08:56:24 PM

Quote from: Roman on December 08, 2014, 06:48:30 PM

jeebus! You're just like Jason Bourne now!


It's especially impressive since Kato's third kick hit his opponent's leg!  eek
I heard he never actually made contact.. It was just the shockwave from his leg passing through the air.
35  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 04, 2014, 03:18:14 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 04, 2014, 10:35:03 AM



That's a SCAM. You should never send cash in the mail...
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 04:58:52 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 28, 2014, 04:36:14 PM

SO GOOOOOOOOOD

Everyone catch the lens flare?  icon_lol

I think it would have been funny if JJ released a teaser trailer that was just one lens flare after the other..
37  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 28, 2014, 03:31:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on November 27, 2014, 06:53:52 PM

Just an FYI, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is only $20 on amazon today if you don't mind waiting for the physical version.  Still comes with the Steam key.
PC download $20 now.

http://www.amazon.com/Middle-Earth-Shadow-Mordor-Online/dp/B00JV3B3MQ/ref=sr_1_1_twi_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1417188377&sr=8-1&keywords=shadows+of+mordor
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: November 25, 2014, 07:46:59 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 25, 2014, 06:17:24 PM

Trailer is out!

http://youtu.be/RFinNxS5KN4

Eh, looks fine but certainly didn't blow me away. 

I do wonder why they needed to 1. feed the dinosaur a endangered shark.  Couldn't anything fish do?  2. why did they need to create a new dinosaur?  Perhaps the story will explain but it just seems contrived.
For the shark thing, what would you suggest? Based on the size of the dinosaur, I doubt it would have breached the water for a trout..
Is this a reboot or a continuation? I haven't been following this..
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: November 18, 2014, 09:46:28 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 18, 2014, 06:53:05 PM

With tips and advice from this thread, how can I lose?
Make sure to film your training montage or you are doomed to failure... Actually, you need to lose first, then do the montage... Adding a love triangle with your opponents girlfriend helps as well.
Also, when you paint the fence, pick a color other than white. you don't want to get sued.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: November 18, 2014, 06:36:15 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 18, 2014, 02:58:58 AM

My opponent got hurt so now my fight is on Dec 7 instead of Dec 28, with a new opponent.  Diet time!
Isn't that kind of the point in fights for someone to get hurt? You should get the win...
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