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1121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is it about movie comedians getting stale? on: November 05, 2009, 07:12:55 PM
They tend to get worse scripts as they get older, I find. And they get less and less picky of the work they do as long as it brings them money.  I mean, look at Steve Martin. When was the last time he actually did anything decent? The Jerk was brilliant. Probably the best he's done. The Parenthood movies were good too. But recently, the Dirty Dozen movies and the Pink Panther remakes? Lousy. Comedy's an art form, and another aspect is that it seems Hollywood has lost their touch with the art. Now it's just stupid all the time. Where are the smart comedies? You can only have so much shit, puke, and fart jokes. A lot of the comedies out these days are stupid teen comedies that have no substance to them, and the actors are just so quick to cash in.

And I feel for the actors who have gotten into comedy recently. What they've gotten into is rarely funny.  Look at that Rotten Tomatoes list of 100 worst movies. Most of them are comedies. Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell for example have had a few movies you could call genuinely good, but the rest are forgettable, mostly caused by bad scripts and bad concepts instead of just being clever. The concepts themselves are tired.

Shit man, we need another Mel Brooks to come along and turn these frowns into grins.
1122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Meat Hand. That is all... on: November 05, 2009, 04:39:40 AM
Disgusting. I suppose this was made for Halloween?
1123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 05, 2009, 04:08:12 AM
I think this is mainly a ground combat game, though it does make me wonder if they will have space battles. Your post made me wonder if we'll see more ships like the Ebon Hawk around. Hmmm, personal ships? Have they said anything about personal ships yet? Even if they're just to travel around like in the original games.  I'd like to see them handled like they were in original games as a sort of hub where you can invite your friends and drag them around the galaxy to do missions.  Oh man, that does sound like fun, having parties in a ship and heading out to do missions.
1124  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 05, 2009, 02:18:01 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 04, 2009, 12:12:32 AM

I was thinking. If the Klingons are an unlockable and everyone has to play Federation for a while to unlock them. then wouldn't the Klingon players be at a disadvantage right off the bat because the feds would already have much better ships while the Klingons would all be in their Bird of Noobness?

BTW I must be a Gorn! i want a Gorn Dreadnought!

Except that Klingons are for PVP, not PVE. They're not going to experience the mission-type gameplay that's part of the core game.

Quote from: Blackjack
Hey, who got SWTOR, CoX and Champions in our Star Trek Online? Is this Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or something?  icon_smile

Yeah, sorry, my fault Tongue I just see it as two of the big franchises going head to head. Either way, I just feel like SWTOR looks more polished. Even if the Smuggler's the only one getting those cover points, it still shows that they've been thinking about it. But maybe I've been a little harsh with STO considering that was beta footage.

Slower paced ship-to-ship battles is one thing, but they're doing this in 2.5D, so it kind of seems to me like a waste since it's not a real 3D space. Seems like the use of tactics, which is what they're aiming for, would be quite limited, like shown in that video I posted from PAX with the guy getting stuck in the boundaries. Noob or not, people are going to hit those boundaries.

I heard a pretty apt analogy somewhere. Someone described it as driving a car in GTA. You'd be going forward, steering from side to side, but with no up and down, with it being pretty linear. If that's the way it's going to be, then I see the tactics being quite limited.

1125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer]Sherlock Holmes on: November 05, 2009, 02:06:46 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2009, 12:54:00 AM


How about a link that works for your cousins of the north Tongue
1126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Saw my first Xmas commercial last night on: November 05, 2009, 02:05:13 AM
I actually saw my first Christmas commercial last week. Might of been on Thursday or Friday. It was quite a surprise, because I had been watching TV on a Canadian channel lately, and switched to an American feed of the same show because the Canadian channel was having problems. I noticed something. American channels seem much more agressive and tend to start showing Christmas commercials earlier than a Canadian channel, because Canadian channels haven't started yet.
1127  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: November 03, 2009, 07:13:20 PM
Saw STO's ground combat and SWTOR's feels way more fun and inspired, not to mention more involved rather than just standing around looking stiff.
1128  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: November 03, 2009, 06:44:20 PM
A new video, from a demo at PAX (Penny Arcade Expo). Make sure you watch the HD version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq8XQXxdMAQ

Gotta say thumbsdown  icon_eek icon_frown. The ground combat in particular looks like uninspired. The characters look stiff and it just looks disappointing overall. This is a section of the game that will need to be heavily improved, if at all, before it ships. I like SWTOR's ground combat a lot more from what I've seen, where it points out objects you can use as cover.

The ship to ship battle also feels boring, and from what I've heard, episodes (missions) will always comprise of both ship to ship battle and ground battle, and be heavily instanced.

Kills my enthusiasm for the game.
1129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who has a Google Wave account? on: November 03, 2009, 12:21:01 AM
It's basically more tightly integrated services from what I can understand. Google Docs and the like would be more tightly integrated into Gmail.
1130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Drunk Ewoks on today show on: November 02, 2009, 07:12:42 PM
Hilarious.
1131  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: OSX AntiVirus on: October 30, 2009, 02:07:58 AM
Whatever you do, don't get Norton for the Mac. It's bad on the PC, but even worse on the Mac.

Your best bet is getting ClamAV which can be downloaded for free. You don't need it running all the time unlike on a Windows PC. Just run it and scan files on your thumb drive.
1132  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: October 29, 2009, 11:40:09 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 29, 2009, 11:09:54 PM

That's how it's normally done during the closed portion of beta. That isn't something peculiar to Cryptic.

Well, now that you mention it, when I was in the AION alpha,  I was invited to the closed beta which they did every weekend. But I didn't really have time for it so, I never participated after the alpha was done.

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What fumble is that, exactly? I thought the CO launch was smooth by MMO standards.

I can't quote exactly, since I don't play it, but apparently Cryptic made a big gaffe. Maybe someone here who's in it can explain. All I know is that I saw a lot of concerned people over on the STO forums.
1133  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: October 29, 2009, 10:54:44 PM
And now there are rumours that even though you get in, they're only doing testing 2 days a week, for a think 2 hours each day, instead of it being a 24/7 affair. I heard that they did this with COH and CO. Is this true?  icon_eek

And there are also some concerns and doubts that Cryptic can handle a franchise with such a big fanbase considering their recent fumble. I'm going to guess that STO is going to be a much bigger MMO for them than CO is.

I won't lie. It's making me nervous and wondering if they'll be able to pull it off. If they do fumble it, it won't be a good day for them to die. Fans will be angry. It's a big gamble.
1134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: October 29, 2009, 06:51:58 AM
True, but even then, these klingons don't even look like anything, smooth head or not. Looks more like a wrestler.
1135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: October 29, 2009, 04:49:32 AM
After seeing that deleted scene, I'm kind of glad that they cut it out. If anything, Klingons are one thing you shouldn't mess with. These were unrecognizable from Klingons and would of just created confusion when seen on the screen.
1136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rollercoasters on: October 26, 2009, 06:12:29 PM
I'm a wuss when it comes to them. I've never been on a big one except for Thunder Mountain I think it was at Canada's Wonderland. Was supposed to be a family ride, but we all hated it and I remember wanting to get off.
1137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Death Rally by Remedy released as freeware on: October 23, 2009, 03:06:56 AM
They should make a sequel to this game.
1138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Awesomely Bad Movies on: October 21, 2009, 08:25:41 PM
Drowning Mona. Good cast that's absolutely wasted. It was on TV last night and I couldn't stand any of the characters. They were all acting like jerks.
1139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Barnes & Noble Nook on: October 21, 2009, 01:12:14 AM

Quote from: Lee on October 21, 2009, 01:08:01 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 21, 2009, 12:52:36 AM

If they make it available in Canada, it would be a winner right away. The Kindle isn't available here.

The Nook is only in the US. Really surprised the new Kindle isn't in Canada yet. More than likely because of shitty networks.

Yep, they advertised that the Kindle was now available internationally. Internationally except for Canada. And it's not about the networks this time. It's more due to content and rights, the same thing that holds back all kinds of media in Canada. Oops, nevermind. You're right.

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Why isn't it available in Canada?

Amazon typically has to overcome two major hurdles when introducing the Kindle to a marketplace: copyright and related issues with book publishers, and agreements with carriers for the device's wireless capabilities.

Canadian publishers say they're not the ones holding things up.

“As far as we know there's nothing related to copyright issues, but more an issue with the wireless networks,” said Diana Barry, director of digital services for the Association of Canadian Publishers. “We're quite keen to work with Amazon to include our members' content in their services.”
   
   
1140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Barnes & Noble Nook on: October 21, 2009, 12:52:36 AM
If they make it available in Canada, it would be a winner right away. The Kindle isn't available here.
1141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Nepal man comes up short on: October 17, 2009, 09:40:25 PM
Now that's what I call a dwarf.  icon_lol

Funny thing is, I didn't immediately see him in the image.
1142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Share your urban myths on: October 17, 2009, 07:38:31 AM
Well, I have an aunt and uncle who are wildlife photographers. They've travelled all over the world and gone to many interesting locations and gotten themselves into some interesting situations. After the Gods Must be Crazy movie came out, she was telling us a story about their adventures in the Saraha and claimed that the couple in that movie and the situations they went through were based on them.
1143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The surviving members of Monty Python will be on..... on: October 17, 2009, 04:17:50 AM
Bah, Britney is this generation's Madonna. She's always sold out from the beginning and puts on bad shows.
1144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The surviving members of Monty Python will be on..... on: October 16, 2009, 02:15:35 AM
Their appearance on Regis & Kelly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMoJHmIZpj0
1145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Independence Day 2 in the works on: October 15, 2009, 11:36:07 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2009, 02:29:16 AM

Quote from: iloveplywood on October 14, 2009, 10:22:22 PM

Maybe this is going to be a reboot?
But does cntrl/alt/del work on Macs?  confused

It does actually. Just a different key combination.
1146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The surviving members of Monty Python will be on..... on: October 15, 2009, 07:22:20 PM
They were on Regis & Kelly this morning. They were great.
1147  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Prince of Persia Epilogue on sale on: October 11, 2009, 02:28:00 AM
I loved the first one. It was groundbreaking at the time. Never played the second. When Prince of Persia 3D came out, I felt it had lost what made the first one so special, namely fluid animation.
1148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Ghostbusters Movie in the Works on: October 10, 2009, 01:32:23 AM
Paul Giamatti would make a good Ghostbuster.
1149  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Top 5 MMO's that need to be remade on: October 09, 2009, 08:59:38 PM
I'm surprised that UO is still going. It's been pretty resilient and refuses to die.
1150  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Mouse 2.0 on: October 09, 2009, 08:51:53 PM
So, in other words, they're doing what Logitech has always done. Innovate Tongue
1151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who here has a long weekend? on: October 09, 2009, 08:45:18 PM
Canadian Thanksgiving for the Win!
1152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marlon Wayans is Richard Pryor on: October 09, 2009, 03:35:07 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on October 09, 2009, 03:29:14 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 08, 2009, 07:22:36 PM

Marlon Wayans has yet to show why he's in the acting business.

Requiem for a Dream?

Never seen it. Is it any good?
1153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOG sells warez versions? on: October 09, 2009, 02:36:42 AM
I doubt it. If this were true, I think there would of been a flap about it during their beta stage, and companies would be blocking them and not making deals with them to release their old games.

On the other hand, Sierra did use a warez patch as an official patch at one time. I forget for which game, but the programmers got lazy and when people found out, Sierra tried to plead innocent. So, it would be rather hypocritical of them to call GOG on it.
1154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the bloody Red Baron will be flying once more! (like at GOG) on: October 09, 2009, 01:29:03 AM
I don't remember them making Red Baron 2, only Red Baron 3D, but I loved the original.  Yeah, time would be about right to bring the series back.
1155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Anyone recommend any of this season's new series? on: October 08, 2009, 07:38:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 08, 2009, 12:34:50 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 08, 2009, 02:36:27 AM

After seeing everyone recommend Modern Family, I tried this week's episode, but I simply couldn't get into it. Didn't find it very funny. Found it quite boring, actually.

 It's tough, because you have a bunch of disparate characters who don't have much in common except that they're related.  You even get the impression that they don't much like each other.  Sure, a lot of the comedy comes from that, but the excuse list to have them group up is going to get shorter and shorter and push believability.

Yeah, see, I don't find them relatable at all. None of the characters are really interesting to me. And since a lot of the comedy relies on that as you say, no wonder it's not working for me. To me it's like Roseanne. On that show all characters were boring and unrelatable.
1156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marlon Wayans is Richard Pryor on: October 08, 2009, 07:22:36 PM

Quote from: McNutt on October 08, 2009, 01:44:55 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 08, 2009, 05:46:36 AM

Why do I have a bad feeling about this?

Because Marlon Wayans is playing Richard Pryor. 

Yeah, that too. I hate Adam Sandler, and I find Chris Rock annoying as hell. Marlon Wayans has yet to show why he's in the acting business. This will likely implode on itself.
1157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marlon Wayans is Richard Pryor on: October 08, 2009, 05:46:36 AM
Chris Rock and Adam Sandler? Why do I have a bad feeling about this?
1158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Anyone recommend any of this season's new series? on: October 08, 2009, 02:36:27 AM
After seeing everyone recommend Modern Family, I tried this week's episode, but I simply couldn't get into it. Didn't find it very funny. Found it quite boring, actually.
1159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online (Cryptic's "other" new MMO) on: October 07, 2009, 07:01:20 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on October 07, 2009, 05:23:36 PM

Has it been answered anywhere, do we get to have multiple ships? Or can we only pick one type per rank. Like EVE where we could just go dock and switch out ships that would better suite the mission/quest we are on.

Sounds to me like you have one ship until you upgrade it to a different one.
1160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And the new Doctor is who? on: October 07, 2009, 12:31:22 AM
Unfortunately no. Says it can't be viewed in my country or location.
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