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1201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Mays dead on: June 28, 2009, 06:41:39 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 28, 2009, 05:12:27 PM

Wow, he was on Conan last week promoting his new show.
He, like MJ, was 50. So odd!

Conan gave him a hard time, and I was glad for it, as I'm not a big fan of his. But he was good at his job.

His segment on Conan was hilarious. Actually gave me some respect for him.
1202  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Megan Fox is HOT thread...lots of big pics NSFW on: June 27, 2009, 09:03:22 PM
Now we're cookin'! Damn, those eyes drill right into me  icon_lol
1203  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Megan Fox is HOT thread...lots of big pics NSFW on: June 27, 2009, 07:36:43 PM
She may be hot, but I dunno, I think she's of little substance.
1204  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion, anyone heard of this MMO? on: June 27, 2009, 07:10:04 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 25, 2009, 06:42:42 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 25, 2009, 05:49:14 AM

Hehe, she's in a Star Trek RPG group that I'm in.

 eek so, the Geek really DO inherit the earth!

You bet. Check out her profile:
1205  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion, anyone heard of this MMO? on: June 25, 2009, 05:49:14 AM
Hehe, she's in a Star Trek RPG group that I'm in.
1206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need some new music on: June 24, 2009, 09:08:08 AM
Just remembered another band after coming across them that would be along the lines of what you're looking for.

The Mudmen:

Check out their songs on Myspace:
1207  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion, anyone heard of this MMO? on: June 23, 2009, 09:28:31 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on June 20, 2009, 01:18:15 PM

Podcast number 1

WOW Lani Blazier is such a hottie. Not seen her before. I think she is the hottest babe in a gaming company. Hmm need to make an award for that.

Yeah, she is. And I know her, which is how I got into the closed beta smile
1208  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who Special on: June 23, 2009, 09:16:48 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on June 23, 2009, 08:49:29 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 23, 2009, 06:56:07 PM


Alex Trebek?

lol that was my thought too when I saw that. I'll take Doctor Who? for 500, Alex.

As for if it's true or not. Well, I'd agree otherwise, but this reads more like a press release rather than assumptions.
1209  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who Special on: June 23, 2009, 05:51:07 PM
Holy freaking crap. This is even better than the rumours that were floating around. This is a doozy.

I came in late with the new generation of Doctors starting with Eccleston. I had my reservations with Tennant as I didn't like him at first, but he's grown on me, but I still prefer Eccleston.
1210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tim Burton-Alice In Wonderland on: June 22, 2009, 08:03:00 PM
I actually really liked the 1999 TV movie version. It had a great cast.

Robbie Coltrane as Tweedledum
George Wendt as Tweedledee
Whoopie Goldberg as the Cheshire Cat
Ben Kingsley as the Caterpillar.
Miranda Richardson as the Queen of Hearts
Martin Short as the Mad Hatter.
Peter Ustinov as the Walrus
Gene Wilder as Mock Turtle
Christopher Lloyd as the White Knight.
1211  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Didn't Circuit City go out of business? on: June 22, 2009, 02:35:11 AM
Systemax, I think is TigerDirect's parent company. They're now a Circuit City partner, and I'm guessing they took control of the Circuit City domain.
1212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Didn't Circuit City go out of business? on: June 22, 2009, 02:29:40 AM
Systemax, I think is RadioShack's parent company. I might be wrong, but the name does sound familiar.
1213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Arrested during a haircut on: June 21, 2009, 07:08:24 PM
A crime of bad hair?  icon_lol
1214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indy 5 in the works on: June 19, 2009, 08:08:17 PM
Less CGI, please! The thing I hated about Indy 4 the most was its reliance on CGI. The movie didn't need to have a groundhog!
1215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starforce returning on: June 19, 2009, 06:05:10 AM
Who was it who was on a crusade against Starforce on GG? Was it Jeff Jones? I remember when the boycott was started all those years ago by people discovering its existence and their problems with it. It was an interesting thread. I hope the people who make Starforce have learned their lesson. Hopefully now there will be labels on the box.
1216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek TOS on: June 18, 2009, 10:25:08 PM
I'd love to see TNG in HD, though that would be hard to do apparently, as they did all the effects on film, which is harder to clean up. Some of the first season episodes are really showing their age. Encounter at Farpoint in particular could really use some enhanced special effects.
1217  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need some new music on: June 18, 2009, 08:26:42 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 18, 2009, 03:23:08 PM

Ok, some of that stuff is much better... I still don't think it's particularly good. smile

Well, that's fine. I guess you just don't like them, and I can respect that opinion, but to say that they are what they are when all you got to listen to was stuff from Myspace, you get a wrong impression of their material, which is really quite widely spanning. They've got traditional material, original songs that sound like traditional material (Old Black Rum, Goin' Up, England), and original songs that are more pop rock and less celticky (which is probably what you got your impression from), and they come from one of the most isolated places in Canada, Newfoundland, where their musical culture is still heavily ingrained into their everyday lives. Like them or not, they're that province's most successful band to date, having brought their musical culture to the rest of the world. I am a fan, but like I said, their earlier material, their Up, Play and Turn albums is what I would turn people onto rather than what's more recent. I bought their latest album, Fortune's Favour, but haven't listened to it much at all as it sounds more adult contemporary like you mentioned. Hearing that type of music from them as a first judgement can easily put people off, and that's what frustrates me about them. They were more unique back in their earlier days, and in the hopes of catching more respect down south, have changed to a more mainstream accessible sound, which ironically takes away what the band has going for it in the first place. Which is why their all traditional album fared so well. That's what they do best, yet they chose to ignore the sales of that album as a sign of what they should maybe be doing, and instead went with more of a mainstream unoriginal sound.

But yeah, I guess looking back, he wants some harder stuff. In that case, Carbon Leaf and Spirit of the West would fall in there nicely.  For Spirit of the West, I'd recommend their Hit Parade Album. That's a great album to start with full of their hits and then some. They also have an anniversary 2 Disc set.

For Carbon Leaf, I'd look into their Indian Summer album. Carbon Leaf doesn't so much do Celtic Rock. They do a version of Mari-Mac like GBS does, which is actually based on GBS's version, but their music is celtic infused rock, where they insert rock versions of jigs and reels into their songs. They're known for some great versions of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin songs.

Recently found a site that lets you listen to full songs. Check out Carbon Leaf here:
1218  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Fallout 3, WTF. on: June 18, 2009, 06:22:11 PM
Tried installing without Games for Windows? I never installed it and didn't have many problems. From what I've read over on the official forums, there are more problems with the game that creep up when you have Games for Windows installed for some reason.
1219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need some new music on: June 18, 2009, 01:57:38 AM

Quote from: kratz on June 17, 2009, 11:05:59 PM

I'm sorry, but Great Big Sea just sounds like adult contemporary folk rock.  If you like it, okay, you like it... I just don't think it's a good recommendation based on what he asked about.

Modern stuff, like from their Fortune's Favour and Something Beautiful albums, maybe. I don't really like their more recent material as it's more pop rock rather than Celtic, and quite sappy I might add. Like I said, their previous albums are better, and then there's The Hard and The Easy which is an album of all traditional material. Label said it wouldn't be a good idea, they went ahead with it anyway and turned out to be their best selling album to date. But what I'm saying is, it's as good a recommendation as any of the other ones here. It just might not be as hard as he's used to with the ones he listed. The stuff they have on their Myspace page is not a good example of their material, so of course if you see that, that's what you're going to be judging them by.  And of course, I'd agree with you if that's what I first heard too. Stuff like this is what I'm talking about:

Oh yeah, I also recommend Carbon Leaf.
1220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need some new music on: June 17, 2009, 07:31:20 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 17, 2009, 06:47:16 PM

Great Big Sea sounds like the worst of contemporary christian... without being, apparently...

Definitely nothing like the bands he mentioned...

And Celtic Punk? They're a Celtic Sub Genre. These days Great Big Sea are about as close to pure Celtic as you're going to get in a big band, perhaps closer than those two bands are. And if you deny them that, then well, I'm not sure what you consider Celtic.  They sing traditionals and originals and have been very successful at it and have been getting their songs out of a Newfoundland Songbook, much like the guy that was posted here yesterday.

But yeah, Spirit of the West is good. Actually listening to them right now.
1221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need some new music on: June 17, 2009, 06:08:44 PM
Great Big Sea if you haven't discovered them yet. They're probably as pure as you can get these days. Start with their Up, Play and Turn albums. I've found their older material a lot better than their recent stuff.
1222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: some days MS cannot win on: June 16, 2009, 08:08:10 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on June 15, 2009, 02:51:44 PM

Something like The Apple iPod/iTunes stuff seems to be much more of a tying problem, IMHO.

Hello, Zune! Tongue I don't understand how people can complain about the ipod being tied to iTunes when the Zune is tied to the Zune software. It's all relative. If you put out a product like the ipod, you need some method of delivery. Most players on the market don't (Sandisk Sansa) and require two or three different pieces of software installed to do the things a unified software platform should be doing. So far MS and Apple seem to be the only ones who understand that.
1223  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Looking for a good backlit keyboard on: June 15, 2009, 06:10:08 AM
I'm surprised that they make it only in blue, as any astronomer would tell you, it's easier to see red in the dark. In fact, I have an astronomer friend who got Saitek to make it in red, and they became the more popular version of the  original Eclipse. Red lets the eyes naturally adapt to the dark, so you see it better than say, blue.
1224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Taking of Pelham 123 on: June 15, 2009, 01:24:15 AM
The original one is on WGN right now.
1225  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer]The Time Travellers Wife on: June 14, 2009, 11:06:15 PM
Yeah, and it's very unlinear.
1226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer]The Time Travellers Wife on: June 14, 2009, 08:26:45 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm worried about. Hopefully future trailers show off more the time-traveling aspect.
1227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer]The Time Travellers Wife on: June 14, 2009, 07:30:59 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 14, 2009, 05:08:53 PM

Hmmmm, I dunno. I like time travel stories. Romances, less so. That trailer looks an awful lot like a love story with a gimmick. I suppose I'll wait for the reviews.

It's much more than that. The writer deftly wrote a story with so many twist and turns due to the time travelling, that you wonder how she even began to write it. I picture the writer with post-it notes everywhere to assemble her timeline.  It's more like a science-fiction love story. The sci-fi plays heavily into it. I see it as a classic, much like Back to the Future was for ther 80's. There's a lot of depth in the book. It's very complex, and intelligently makes things work without making the reader feel stupid by hitting them over the head with things. It's one of my favourite recent novels.

The trailer does disappoint me. It's played off as more of a romance, and shows less about the concept of the story. For example, I'd be showing off his disappearance the first time he meets Claire in the first 10 or 20 seconds of the trailer. It saves the time-travelling aspect until later.
1228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: YouTube HD..why isn't it HD? on: June 14, 2009, 05:48:47 AM
Yeah, HQ will just give the video better quality if the original video is good to begin with, which is fine in most cases, and includes better audio.  HD is when the video switches to a wider version of the player.
1229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer]The Time Travellers Wife on: June 14, 2009, 05:24:11 AM
I loved the book. I hope the movie doesn't mess up the story. It was quite complex, even moreso than Back to the Future in terms of paradoxes, but all making sense in the end.
1230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Moon on: June 13, 2009, 12:55:33 AM
It has a 2001 vibe to it. Looks good. The robot reminds me of HAL.
1231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Outlander..a Chris roberts movie..ya the Wing Commander guy on: June 06, 2009, 11:31:58 PM
Just saw it today. I thought it was fairly interesting.
1232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Final Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday/First Conan O'Brien one Monday (yay!) on: June 05, 2009, 05:49:12 AM
Ok, I gave him another chance tonight and he was much better. His Foley segment was hilarious. Had much more of a Tonight Show vibe to it overall.
1233  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Internet Explorer 6.0 Users - This is for you on: June 04, 2009, 08:24:39 PM
heh, honestly, gamers would be the last people I would think would still be on IE 6.
1234  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Redesign Launched? on: June 04, 2009, 07:54:04 PM
I'm impressed. Loads quickly, looks slick and clean and professional without a lot of extra stuff that slows down a site.
1235  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Total Eclipse of The Heart (Literal version) on: June 04, 2009, 07:40:20 PM
That must be the funniest literal version of any song, ever. That's brilliant!
1236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where's Waldo? on: June 03, 2009, 03:02:31 AM
I posted this on OO awhile back. I'd watch it based on that. It would kick some ass!
1237  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: June 02, 2009, 10:27:37 PM
Damn, that just reinforces why I believe Bioware will make a great MMO.
1238  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Final Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday/First Conan O'Brien one Monday (yay!) on: June 02, 2009, 08:46:08 PM
Hehe, I found a clip of first time Tonight Show appearances for Jay Leno and David Letterman doing standup.
1239  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Final Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday/First Conan O'Brien one Monday (yay!) on: June 02, 2009, 06:13:41 PM
I thought it was lame. Seriously, Will Ferrell?? You can't do better than that for your first day with the Tonight Show? I expected some bigger name who's been around longer. Someone with more bang.
1240  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek- now with impressions and spoilers! on: June 01, 2009, 05:59:19 PM
So, I was watching The Dark Knight last night and I couldn't help but think that the actor who played Harvey Dent would make a good William Decker if they ever have the character in a future movie.
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