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1161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I HATE Christmas on: September 28, 2009, 06:51:25 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 28, 2009, 06:43:05 PM

Limbaugh's right, there is a War On Christmas, and you Scrooges are the footsoldiers!

There's a time and place for Christmas, and it isn't October.
1162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I HATE Christmas on: September 28, 2009, 06:37:41 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 28, 2009, 05:18:12 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 28, 2009, 05:05:40 PM

I dont do X-mas much but what I do do it after Thanksgiving. I refuse to buy anything at stores that start X-mas before Thanksgiving.
By Tgiving the season is effectively over from a merchandising perspective -- it is too late to test what will and what won't sell, and load up on the winners. I have to make my bets a week or two after Halloween.

See, that's the thing. In Canada, our Thanksgiving is in October, so the reason for that sounds even more ridiculous.

And believe it or not, I've seen the movie channels here show Christmas movies in June, and the kicker was that we were having a pretty cold June, to the point that there were reports of snowfall. Felt like a kick in the nuts.
1163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Junk Battles on: September 25, 2009, 09:14:30 PM
Ohhh, this is pretty cool.
1164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Podcasts on: September 23, 2009, 01:24:11 AM
www.coverville.com

I'm even a paid subscriber.
1165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Farming Simulator on: September 19, 2009, 06:37:22 PM
Great, because farming is just the kind of fun I need...   icon_lol

Yeah, who wants to have fun picking up manure...   eek
1166  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online closed beta apps being accepted on: September 15, 2009, 06:33:16 PM
It's not your fault. The timeline they have on their site is very confusing to read. Not very clear what's what.
1167  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion Pictures! [Serious 58k Warning] on: September 14, 2009, 09:39:15 PM
Thanks, Blackhawk.  Not sure what the usual process is for beta testing, but it would of been nice to have been notified by email by them on it being lifted.

















The story here is that at the end of the event, we coordinated a meeting between both sides. Elysians came to Asmodae through a rift, so we had to all be at least a certain level for it to work. As players know, there's no way for each side to talk to each other, though we devised a system where we would use our market stalls and changed the description each time we had something new to say.





1168  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion Pictures! [Serious 58k Warning] on: September 14, 2009, 06:19:18 PM
Since there's no more NDA, here are some of my pictures from the Family & Friends/Alpha event from awhile back.

Edit: Or not. Are we still under NDA? Won't post them until I'm sure.
1169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 w/o Verbinski on: September 14, 2009, 01:58:27 AM

Quote from: disarm on September 13, 2009, 07:56:41 PM

i'd love to see how Michael Bay works aircraft carriers and fighter jets into PotC.  you know he couldn't make any movie without the military being involved...

Canons are all he needs for explosions in this universe. The Military? Yeah, get the British navy from the first movie involved somehow. Maybe the British military should hire him to lead a crusade against Captain Kidd who was one of the most successful pirates of the time.
1170  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: AVG threat while installing Neighbors from Hell 2??? on: September 10, 2009, 08:34:05 PM
Could it maybe be copy protection? The packer used during mastering? Some copy protection like older versions of Starforce are considered rootkits and cause problems when installed, and some Anti-virus programs dislike packers that they can't penetrate.  Also, are you absolutely sure that it's a legit copy and not some conterfeit copy?
1171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [MUSIC] The Beatles on: September 10, 2009, 07:51:12 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on September 10, 2009, 06:09:18 PM

In the olden days of yore radio stations had more freedom to play music. Thus almost every song from a Beatles album would get some airplay. I can't think of any other band where this might be true.

Their later stuff truly was album rock, music that flowed from one song into the next.

True. And I think that, in terms of the Beatles, most people didn't think of them in a singles mentality, but rather the bigger picture, if that makes any sense, and that comes with people knowing what to expect out of the band.
1172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Org Behavior on: September 10, 2009, 07:44:15 PM
Dot.com? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0400380/
1173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prey trademark bought by Bethesda and Id on: September 09, 2009, 08:05:03 PM
I guess this means Prey 2 will be distributed by Bethesda, or more precisely, Zenimax. Or maybe it means Zenimax thinks that iD can do something with the Prey license.
1174  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online closed beta apps being accepted on: September 07, 2009, 03:22:51 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 06, 2009, 10:47:00 PM

Picard rams Shinzon


Kelvin rams Nero


Well, yeah, there's that, but this seemed more like a fault with the engine where the ships just bounced off, and in a preview?
1175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Want to know when your favorite TV show starts up again this fall? on: September 06, 2009, 08:58:39 PM
I'm perhaps looking forward to Curb Your Enthusiasm being back the most.
1176  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Trek Online closed beta apps being accepted on: September 06, 2009, 07:38:56 PM
Maybe it's a technicality, but the ship battles look a little off in the preview. Not once, but two times, it looks like a ship collides into another one.
1177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Control your games with the Peregrine on: September 03, 2009, 06:49:26 AM
Behold, the Nintendo Power Glove!

1178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google patents home page on: September 02, 2009, 08:55:50 PM
I don't see how it can do that. Every search engine that ever started up in the early days of the net has had a simple homepage. They've only evolved to complexity while Google hasn't changed much since it started.
1179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol on: September 02, 2009, 08:47:21 PM

Quote from: Jeff on September 02, 2009, 06:59:50 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 02, 2009, 06:37:06 PM

Anyone else excited for this book?

I think Jeff Bezos is. He plastered it on the entire front page of Amazon today. Talk about some powerful free advertising.

I doubt it was free Tongue
1180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your favorite hard cider? on: September 02, 2009, 06:58:55 PM
We used to like Growers, but it's hard to find these days. We like to get Stowford Press English Export Cider now.



1181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol on: September 02, 2009, 06:50:24 PM
Yeah, looking forward to it, though I won't be reading it right away. I'll get it eventually. I haven't even read the last Harry Potter book yet.

I actually liked Angels & Demons better than The Da Vinci Code. Felt it had a better story.
1182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fantastic Four to return to the big screen on: September 02, 2009, 06:43:37 PM
Be aware that the writer for Batman & Robin is the producer in this one. This won't end well. It's game over before it's even begun.
1183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Band names... on: September 01, 2009, 09:20:16 PM
Plastic Army Men, Plastic Army Patrol or simply Plastic Army.
Squirrel Nut Chaos
Bomb Diggity
Moon Ministry
Ministry of Horses
Upchuck Chuck
Strangehorse
Horse Bucket
Stoned Horses
1184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lego my V8! on: September 01, 2009, 05:13:11 PM
That's awesome smile
1185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Disney to buy Marvel on: September 01, 2009, 05:28:57 AM
Does that mean The Incredibles are now part of the Marvel line?
1186  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Bounty Bay Online on: September 01, 2009, 12:06:22 AM
Heh, I played this and it was called Voyage Century Online. Seems to be exactly the same. In fact, from a little research, Bounty Bay is the European version of Voyage Century.


http://vc.igg.com/
1187  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: August 26, 2009, 09:46:54 PM

Quote from: Aganazer on August 26, 2009, 04:54:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2009, 06:52:13 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on August 26, 2009, 04:20:20 AM

Is it just me or the walking and running animations look clunky? Hopefully they'll look better later on, but they looked pretty rough.

they probably will.  the game is what. 6 months to a year away from release?

I'd bet money that it won't be out till 2011.

The combat reminded me of Champions Online in a way because of the pacing and animations.

One thing I was trying to imagine was during all that NPC dialog, would it seem as cool if there was a dancing bounty hunter standing behind the quest giver the whole time? This IS a MMOG after all.

Or better yet, have some other players standing around in the background who react to your presence. If that system is as dynamic as they say it is, that would be pretty cool.
1188  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: August 26, 2009, 04:20:20 AM
Is it just me or the walking and running animations look clunky? Hopefully they'll look better later on, but they looked pretty rough.
1189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for a new fantasy novel/series on: August 25, 2009, 04:54:44 PM
What about Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge? That one always gets thrown about in these types of threads. Reading it now and it's pretty good.

For what it's worth, I didn't like Ender's Game either. Didn't like the theme of the book, ie kids fighting wars. It rubbed me the wrong way.
1190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your Search is Over: The Best BBQ Sauce In the Universe Has Been Found on: August 25, 2009, 04:27:47 AM
It's actually pretty spicy, enough to give any food a kick anyway. They rate it at medium:

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/FoodAndRecipes/GreatFood/ProductDetails.aspx/id/18652/name/PCSmokinHabaneroBarbecueSauce/catid/178
1191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your Search is Over: The Best BBQ Sauce In the Universe Has Been Found on: August 25, 2009, 01:16:50 AM
You all fail.

This is the holy grail:

President's Choice Smokin' Habenero /w Tequila


Ingredients
Glucose/fructose, sugar, water, tomato paste, white vinegar, salt, seasonings (contain habanero powder), poblano pepper purée, mustard flour, onion and garlic powder, caramel colour, concentrated lime juice, tequila, soya sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt, sodium benoate), citric acid, natural flavours.


So so good. We use it on everything. Comes in a 2 Litre bottle.
1192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Greatest Cars on TV on: August 09, 2009, 06:09:55 PM
Why isn't the Delorean in the original list? It's not there in place of that hunk of junk from the 70's show??
1193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buld your own Companion Cube on: August 07, 2009, 10:42:22 PM
I thought I was going to see someone build their own Borg cube... I'm disappointed. Tongue
1194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hate cable monopolies..and a fee Dell mini 10 netbook on: August 07, 2009, 06:14:48 PM
Yeah, tell me about it. Where I live, we only have one cable company.
1195  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, what do you think the big MMO of the fall will be? on: August 06, 2009, 11:52:05 PM
You can also kill an opposing faction's NPCs while on the other side, which is fun. I think the amount of points you get for killing it depends on how important the NPC is. It's fun to know that NPCs aren't invulnerable.
1196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paula Abdul leaves American Idol on: August 06, 2009, 10:05:38 PM
They need another female singer to take her place. I vote for Mariah Carey.
1197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bryan Singer doing 2012 mini-series for Sci Fi on: August 06, 2009, 09:48:40 PM

Quote from: Laner on August 06, 2009, 11:18:59 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 06, 2009, 06:28:34 AM

EDIT:BTW..why is it 'SyFy'..is this a new way of spelling Sci-Fi..shorter way perhaps,or is it a name of a company(not meaning the Sci-Fi channel)

You can't copyright the term "Sci-Fi"

Right, so then they buy the SyFy name from a site that's been using it for years and pretend they're came up with an original name, without giving credit where it's due.
1198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 06, 2009, 02:31:16 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on August 04, 2009, 11:18:47 PM

but I want an interesting sci-fi exploring space show that doesn't have the crew fucking each other and worrying about abortions.

give me some intersting people, an intersting ship and interesting problems each week

i don't need phaser cannons and aliens with human bodies except for one "different" feature

why can't I have this, why

Yeah, an extended version of Race to Mars comes to mind. That mini-series was great. Was pretty much what I envisioned Mars by Ben Bova to look like visually. Too bad a whole series couldn't be done this way.
1199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 03, 2009, 08:02:11 PM

Quote from: DoomyDoom on August 03, 2009, 06:56:11 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on August 03, 2009, 06:29:58 PM

At least they didn't throw science out the window

Did you watch the climax near the end where that chick got sucked out?

I assume near the end of the first half, because she got pulled back in by the end of the second.
1200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 03, 2009, 06:29:58 PM
Yeah, this was pretty bad. It felt pretty stale, and there was no chemistry between any of the characters. At least they didn't throw science out the window. But other than that, it was pretty bland.
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