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1121  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.
1122  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.
1123  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.
1124  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.
1125  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.
1126  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.

Quote
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.”
   
   
1127  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.
1128  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.
1129  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.
1130  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.
1131  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
1132  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.
1133  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.
1134  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.
1135  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.
1136  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.
1137  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
1138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who here has a long weekend? on: October 09, 2009, 08:45:18 PM
Canadian Thanksgiving for the Win!
1139  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?
1140  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.
1141  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.
1142  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.
1143  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.
1144  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?
1145  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.
1146  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.
1147  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.
1148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And the new Doctor is who? on: October 07, 2009, 12:24:56 AM
And for those who aren't in the UK like me...

http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/new-dr-who-logo

And how the logos have looked like over the years:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/gallery/2009/oct/05/doctor-who-new-logo?picture=353847268
1149  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, I've unsubscribed AION and re-subscribed to... on: October 06, 2009, 10:10:48 PM

Quote from: skystride on October 06, 2009, 09:52:05 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 06, 2009, 09:33:35 PM

Funny. This is exactly one of my peeves about Aion, that it felt like it was on rails with almost no extra land to explore. Except for key areas, there's almost nothing to explore, unlike a game like LoTR where it felt like you had a whole world to explore. And what I mean by that is that there's hardly anything beyond the paths.

It opens up once you hit the PvPvE areas after level 20.  I'm not saying Aion is the the best open exploration game, I'm just saying it's a heck of a lot better than AoC in that regard.


Well yeah, I was around level 25 and just hit the ability to get into the Abyss, and even then I found the areas quite small.
1150  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, I've unsubscribed AION and re-subscribed to... on: October 06, 2009, 09:33:35 PM

Quote from: skystride on October 06, 2009, 08:23:16 PM

There are several reasons why but one of the big ones is that the zones in AoC felt on rails and were too small.  There is basically no exploration in AoC once you've gone over the tracks once.  In comparison, zones in Aion are large and contiguous.

Funny. This is exactly one of my peeves about Aion, that it felt like it was on rails with almost no extra land to explore. Except for key areas, there's almost nothing to explore, unlike a game like LoTR where it felt like you had a whole world to explore. And what I mean by that is that there's hardly anything beyond the paths.
1151  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online closed beta apps being accepted on: October 06, 2009, 08:50:50 PM
You know, I'm trying to spend as little time in their forums as possible. When Startrek-online.net was around during the Perpetual days, I was a member of their forums and it was the biggest community dedicated to the game at the time, with developers regularly hanging out. What I couldn't stand however was the amount of nitpicking of technical details, and it turned me off from participating in the forums and so I spent less and less time there the more nitpicking there was. If anything, it's the community that will make or break the game, not the game itself. The game could be good, but the fans will nitpick it to death and annoy the developers. Star Trek fans are in general, a lot more nitpickier than Star Wars fans, I think. If anything is even remotely off in terms of technical specs, the fans won't rest.

So, I hope it's taken in consideration that some people simply don't want to interact with their forum community and still play.
1152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bloggers Must Disclose Payments for Reviews on: October 06, 2009, 07:57:03 PM
Sounds to me it's professional bloggers. People who blog for money. Because it would just be stupid if they were to target casual bloggers just because they decide to review something due to their experiences.

On the other hand, an example of where this would work is if a casual blogger is signed up with LibraryThing's advance copy system where they're given advance copies for review purposes. And that's the thing, they sign a contract.

To be able to make a policy with this, they would have to have everyone sign a contract. They might only be able to do this using a ring or association of bloggers, where a person signs up with consent and then they're part of a group of bloggers. Otherwise, it's like swatting at flies.

This raises several issues however. What if they don't like your review and you're being fair about it? What if they don't want to see any negatives? What if they start throwing money at you for you to give them a positive review?
1153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: October 05, 2009, 06:01:05 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 05, 2009, 03:31:42 PM

Quote from: warning on October 05, 2009, 11:31:50 AM

Quote from: kronovan on October 05, 2009, 07:56:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 04, 2009, 11:40:06 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 04, 2009, 10:28:36 PM

Need I remind everyone that it's being written and filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Thefore it will be nothing short of awesome. And it's not that I'm being biased or anything, as I personally didn't care for SG1 or SGA.

the first 2 series were also filmed up there.

I know, I know. I didn't say the other 2 weren't worth watching and not quality, just that they weren't my cup of team. There's obviously something to the series as it's about to enter it's 3rd iteration. I mean, other than Star Trek, what SciFi series has ever done that?

Doctor Who has had two or three spin-off series.

Yup, that would be the other one. But did the spin-offs get shown in a prime time slot and run for 5+ seasons like the SG and ST series did? I personally don't know, as I only ever watched the original eons ago and at the time it aired Saturday morning.

Well, the only one I can think of that does that is Torchwood. It has run for 2 seasons so far, but not sure about a 3rd. And then there's a Dr Who cartoon series and a Sarah Jane spinoff.
1154  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Level-R, a MMOG racer on: October 05, 2009, 01:41:05 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 04, 2009, 08:23:08 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 04, 2009, 07:51:47 PM

It is the same as Project Torque. Level-R is the European/Asian version. Project Torque was pretty decent, but it relied too much on buying points in order to buy cars. Once you upgraded everything on your starter car, there wasn't really much you could do aside from race for fun, unless you spent money towards points to buy a new car in a new class. That said though, it was pretty decent. It had good physics, and even had a sim mode.

Yeah, that was my biggest issue with Project Torque as well.  There are a lot of cars and fun upgrades that you can only get by spending real money on points.  The core game and driving mechanics were fun, but being so limited I lost my interest after a while.

Yeah, exactly. I stopped playing once I had maxed out my car because I didn't really see the point in continuing. Oh, and the big issue I had with the game was the "no ramming" policy that was being enforced by the community. Of course, it wasn't easily visible unless you went to their forum and looked at their rules, but you'd have people pointing fingers and cursing at people for ramming, which frankly took the fun away. It was a bit much, to the point that people would get angry even if it were a simple accident, and so you'd pretty much have to drive very carefully.
1155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: October 05, 2009, 01:02:05 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 04, 2009, 01:05:18 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on October 04, 2009, 05:36:35 AM

Also, maybe I missed something, but if they're on a ship and the Stargate is broken and they can't use it to bring them home, then isn't the point of this being a Stargate show moot if they can't use it? When will they ever get to use it?

It's not broken and in fact the ship is establishing wormholes for them automagically now, some sort of pre-programmed hunt for resources with a 12 hour window that looks like a plot element they'll rely heavily on, if I had to guess. We've gone from 7 symbol addresses to 8 symbols and now to 9 with this show and I think the only 'brokenness' is in their understanding of exactly how to use all 9 symbols to get home and getting the power required to do so... without killing themselves in the process.

Ok, but I could of sworn that the Stargate that they went through that got them onto the ship in the first place was on Icarus. Not only that, but the ship... Eli mentioned in the second half that this was his second ship he's been on since "yesterday". Second? I thought they only had one ship; one ancient ship.

 It was a confusing mess with the back and forth all the time, that I don't really know where things were.


Quote from: Azhag on October 04, 2009, 09:53:52 PM

Anyone else think the potentially crazy/self-absorbed lead scientist with long hair was awfully similar to BSG?

Yeah, reminds me of Baltar. Right down to the same accent Baltar had.
1156  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Level-R, a MMOG racer on: October 04, 2009, 07:51:47 PM
It is the same as Project Torque. Level-R is the European/Asian version. Project Torque was pretty decent, but it relied too much on buying points in order to buy cars. Once you upgraded everything on your starter car, there wasn't really much you could do aside from race for fun, unless you spent money towards points to buy a new car in a new class. That said though, it was pretty decent. It had good physics, and even had a sim mode.
1157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe on: October 04, 2009, 05:36:35 AM
I thought it was interesting, but they seriously need to work on the characters, because currently, nobody really stands out aside from Eli. The change in tone of the series is a little odd too. I mean, the tone of the first two really worked well for what it was, so why change it? Yeah, so gritty and serious is in now, but come on,  it kind of changes the nature of the whole franchise. Also, maybe I missed something, but if they're on a ship and the Stargate is broken and they can't use it to bring them home, then isn't the point of this being a Stargate show moot if they can't use it? When will they ever get to use it?

I call it Stargate: BSG-1
1158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Recommend me some shoes on: October 01, 2009, 11:50:48 PM
I love my Dr Scholls that I bought about 2 months ago. Great pair of shoes with a gel insole. Went hiking with them the week after I got them and, while I usually have feet that hurt due to flat feet, my feet didn't hurt after hiking. The plus being that the grip on them is more like a boot grip than running shoe grip.
1159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One, Two, Rorschach's coming for you (Nightmare on Elm Street remake) on: October 01, 2009, 09:18:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 01, 2009, 01:26:39 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on September 30, 2009, 09:20:00 PM

Quote from: dmd on September 30, 2009, 08:01:48 PM

Or Gone With the Wind.

Nooo, they better not dare. There are some movies that are such a staple of an era that they shouldn't be redone, that remaking them removes the context they were originally made in. This, I feel, is one of them. It would be like remaking Dr Strangelove without the context of the Cold War.

they could turn Gone With the Wind into a TV series for the CW  icon_twisted

They'll turn the famous line into: "Frankly, asshole, I don't give a shit!"  icon_lol

Or the HBO version: "Frankly, asshole, I don't give a flying fuck!"
1160  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion - Graphics and Performance on: October 01, 2009, 07:56:52 PM
When I was testing it, I was able to max it everywhere without any lag. But that may have been more due to how little a population there was. I can only imagine it being pretty bad in the big cities like Sanctum.
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