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1121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Farscape on: March 21, 2007, 09:55:05 AM
Awesome show, it is my favorite sci-fi on either the big or little screen and I would put it in my top 5 list overall. I like BSG a lot, but I still don't consider it very sci-fi.
1122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sammy Hagar > David Lee Roth on: March 21, 2007, 09:52:08 AM

Quote from: ATB on March 20, 2007, 02:58:50 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 20, 2007, 01:54:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 20, 2007, 01:18:29 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 20, 2007, 11:41:14 AM

It makes sense in a weird way that ATB likes Hagar better. No offense to you ATB, but we seem to have opposite tastes in regards to a lot of things.

OMGWTF! What an insult! Wait. No it wasn't.  retard

It wasn't intended as an insult, just a useless observation.

Yes I know, but you said no offense... and then were as gentle as a lamb.  It was an irony. AN IRONY!

Okay, I see your point. No offense, but ATB is peabrained guttersnipe who would cause his own mother to recoil at the sight of him and probably went to a really lousy high school.

There, that's better icon_wink.
1123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sammy Hagar > David Lee Roth on: March 20, 2007, 01:54:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 20, 2007, 01:18:29 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 20, 2007, 11:41:14 AM

It makes sense in a weird way that ATB likes Hagar better. No offense to you ATB, but we seem to have opposite tastes in regards to a lot of things.

OMGWTF! What an insult! Wait. No it wasn't.  retard

It wasn't intended as an insult, just a useless observation.
1124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sammy Hagar > David Lee Roth on: March 20, 2007, 11:41:14 AM
It makes sense in a weird way that ATB likes Hagar better. No offense to you ATB, but we seem to have opposite tastes in regards to a lot of things.
1125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Michael Moore's wife kidnapped! on: March 02, 2007, 06:46:50 PM
Sick and sad.
1126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which 360 game has the most rewarding achivements? on: February 26, 2007, 08:22:05 PM
I was just coming here to post Viva Pinata. I am 9 away from completion and I am embarassed at the level of satisfaction that I will feel once I achieve that.
1127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 107 year old chain smoker: Secret to long life is no sex! on: February 26, 2007, 04:19:26 PM
I guess I'm going to live forever then.
1128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best/most memorable gaming moments on: February 26, 2007, 04:17:45 PM
In no particular order...

Ultima V - I slept over at my cousin's house every weekend for like 2 months when this came out and explored every nook and cranny. My ultimate favorite game of the series, a feat not spoiled by the fact that I didn't have the sandalwood box when I got down to LB in the underworld.

Wolfenstein 3d - I loved creating new levels as much as playing through the game (which rocked). I must have made upwards of 30 levels for it, but I had no way of distributing it, being pre-internet. I don't know why I never continued building levels in the following shooters as I found it very satisfying. Also, I always thing of this game when I hear "Achtung" or pretty much any German.

Morrowind - Standing on top of the lighthouse in Seyda Neen and watching the town and the surrounding landscape as the sun went down. Actually, that whole game was one big "wow" moment for me and it's still my favorite in the series.

X-Com 1 - I played through the game on my initial run with the same set of squadmates (named after a bunch of my college buddies). I would always reload if they were even injured. It took a while to beat that way, but I got so attached to my little soldiers that I couldn't sacrifice any of them. When I play though now, I tend to be fairly liberal in my sacrifices, but I'll always remember my firslt squad with fondness.

Ultima IV - When I made my way to and from the Shrine of Humility through the Balrog/Daemon gauntlet. That was exhausting. Also, this was the game that introduced me to Ultima and will always have a special place in my heart.

Police Quest 1 & 2 - Probably my favorite adventure games from the 80s, in spite of Sierra's typically unforgiving habit of killing the player for the smallest of errors. I just loved driving around until I saw that little car in front of me run the red or drive erratically. Can anyone imagine them making a game about a uniform cop these days?

I know that there are more, and perhaps I'll edit som emore in later, but these are off the top of my head.
1129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Long] Simba almost died today. on: February 26, 2007, 03:57:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 26, 2007, 12:59:04 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 25, 2007, 09:04:13 PM

I showed him the pics and he licked the laptop screen.  Guess that means Simba likes his new cyber-friend. 

Ok. This is getting a bit odd now.

Doggie pr0n.
1130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Absolutely Hilarious Video mocking Sony on: February 25, 2007, 01:58:50 PM
Mods may be encouraged to be unbiased, but it's not as if they're Supreme Court judges or anything. Besides, I wonder if you would have pointed this out if he was arguing for your side. I guess I just didn't inherit the gene that makes a person give a shit about which console is better than others. It's like inbred cousin of the "Tastes great/Less Filling" skirmishes of the 1980s.
1131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BEHOLD! The Cake made of.... on: February 24, 2007, 06:28:12 AM
Yeah, I'm in the "looks good to me" camp. Seriously, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and condiments = yum. It does remind me of that Friends episode where Rachel accidentally baked a dessert that was half Shepherd's Pie because the cookbook pages stuck together.
1132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktop Thread on: February 24, 2007, 06:18:36 AM
1133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man hears porn, thinks it's rape, arrives with a sword, hilarity ensues on: February 19, 2007, 09:31:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 19, 2007, 05:33:45 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 19, 2007, 03:28:19 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on February 19, 2007, 03:06:24 AM

Proof that porn and swords don't mix.

Oh yeah?

that top has to chafe her nipples something fierce......

Nipples of Steel are just two of her superpowers.
1134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wednesday timewaster a hand here, because I work in frivolous. on: February 15, 2007, 10:13:31 AM
Red is dangerous ease akst is strange, because I was very frequent diseases Peter colors

Original phrase translated in the order of japanese - english - arabic - english - russian - english - korean - english - chinese (trad) - chinese (simp) - english:

The slippery red eel is to undulate eerily along the waxy floor with Peter's purple pickle

ETA: The original phrase is the second one.
1135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Saddam to Be Excuted this Weekend on: December 29, 2006, 10:18:59 PM

Quote from: Devil on December 29, 2006, 07:22:53 PM

Can't wait for the glowing obit in the NY Times, Boston Globe and on CNN.

"The Loss of A Hero"

 Roll Eyes

Yeah, that'll be the case. CNN has glorified Saddam soooo much. You really have them liberals pegged.
1136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF is with McCain? on: December 13, 2006, 07:58:54 AM
God help me, I'm on the same side as Kobra.
1137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Lost Room with peter krause, julianna marguiles, kevin pollak, and ewen? on: December 12, 2006, 02:13:34 AM
OT- When did Peter Krause's last name start being pronounced as "Krows-eh"? I swear, in all the years he's been on TV shows and getting interviewed and talked about, it's always been "Krowz", but the new ads for this have the new pronunciation. It's very off-putting.
1138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Military Folks- Abu Ghraib Question on: December 11, 2006, 12:46:47 AM
I don't see this as a military phenomenon, as it can be found among many tight-knot groups, especially ones that deal with dangerous situations (i.e., police, firefighters, postal workers  icon_wink). Though I agree that people in these groups should have a strong loyalty to their fellow members, I agree that it can be taken too far sometimes and that ultimately, truth and morality need to come first or the organization in question is corrupt.
1139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Trek: Legacy Impressions and Screens on: December 10, 2006, 07:38:37 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 10, 2006, 05:48:58 AM

Damn those screenshots look poor..  Looks like extreme overuse of the HDR paintbrush so everything looks plasticated.(another fine Bethesda trademark)  The textures on that space station, ugh, is this 2000?

I'll stick to bridge commander I guess.. LMAO.

Bethesda only published the game; MadDoc was the developer and thus, they are responsible for the HDR.
1140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Senior Editor of CNET and his Family go Missing on: December 05, 2006, 12:59:02 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on December 04, 2006, 11:55:04 PM

Wife and kids found alive. He's still missing...he went for help.

Do you have a link to the story? What exactly happened?

NM, here's a link
1141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - 12/03/06 Edition (VERY 56k UNSAFE!) on: December 04, 2006, 03:48:30 AM

Quote from: Grievous Angel on December 04, 2006, 03:35:07 AM

Is #4 missing a leg, or is that pic just cropped oddly?

I think it's just her sharp knees.
1142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - 12/03/06 Edition (VERY 56k UNSAFE!) on: December 04, 2006, 02:07:44 AM
1143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye Paris on: November 29, 2006, 02:48:47 AM
You missed the point.
1144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Goodbye Paris on: November 28, 2006, 10:59:56 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 28, 2006, 10:51:35 PM

Wow. It's amazing what talent died so young due to just plain stupidity.

And PH shouldn't even be in a video with those people...

Here's the point ---->.

And here's ATB  icon_twisted
1145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO Down? on: November 28, 2006, 06:46:54 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 28, 2006, 06:03:14 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 28, 2006, 05:28:04 AM

One thing OO has going for it over all the other boards I read, it's very active.

plus they get CeeKay, uncensored and uncut!!!!  icon_twisted

In other words, you get the good with the bad  icon_wink.
1146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: apocalypto, mel gibson's latest on: November 23, 2006, 06:24:03 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 23, 2006, 04:28:23 AM

My problem with this movie is that I have seen mutliple trailers and still don't have a single fucking clue as to what the plot of the movies is. 

Taken from Rotten Tomatoes:

Quex'cohoatl is a by-the-books priest about to retire from the church when he's partnered with Kukulcan, a young recruit who's rumoured to be violent, unpredictable and possibly even psychotic!! Join them on their wild adventures through the Mexican jungles as they battle with wild savages, panthers, mythical Mayan Gods, and South Africans!
1147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another reason why the democrats cant be trusted... on: November 23, 2006, 07:58:58 AM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 22, 2006, 04:00:07 PM

I'm not sure how this has anything to do with trust.  I am in favor of a draft, or even compulsory military service.  I think the brunt of military service is borne by the poor and minorities, and that has made the government more likely to get into unnecessary wars.

Having been in the Air Force for the past 7 years, I can say that I've met people from all walks of life not only in the USAF, but in my sister services too. Certainly, the AF tends to attract a slightly more middle class demographic, as the standards of entry are a little higher, but there is still a lot more variety in personnel than one might think of following certain stereotypes.
1148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Childish Tattletale Bull on: November 22, 2006, 06:11:57 PM
Is anyone else happy that they don't live near Kobra?
1149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "V's" show up at White House for protest on: November 21, 2006, 07:46:49 AM
"Remember, remember the 14th of November". Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
1150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I just finished watching all 5 seasons of Angel on: November 19, 2006, 08:21:46 PM
I just had to put in a plug for the best Buffy eps, which would be "Becoming Pt. 1 & 2" which were the season 2 finale eps. My God, but they were as close to perfect TV eps as any that have been made so far.
1151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy III (DS) Impressions on: November 16, 2006, 07:05:07 PM

Quote from: warning on November 16, 2006, 04:47:23 PM

Quote from: farley2k
Does it have a map?

I was wrong.  When you are on the world map the top screen shows an overview map and the places you've been are marked.  It doesn't show you where you need to go next though.

Quote from: godhugh
That's been a staple in FF games for as long as I can remember, not sure if it's in the new ones but it was in all the old ones. I'd always just run around hitting A in all the tall grass, pots, clocks, bookshelves, etc... in order to find the hidden items. They're usually just potions, but sometimes you'd get something better (like a tincture in FFVI, hooray!).

Yeah I know.  But that doesn't mean I have to like it.   icon_evil  Especially when the game goes out of it's way to show you how to zoom in and make something sparkle that's interactable.

The sparks are to show secrets not just items that are interactive.
1152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 Impressions on: November 14, 2006, 07:03:07 PM

Quote from: Arkon on November 14, 2006, 06:35:50 PM

Quote from: Kobra on November 14, 2006, 06:20:51 PM

Jeff Green agrees with LE..

"The net result of all of this -- performance, camera, A.I., interface -- severely sours the experience and tests the patience of those who simply want to boot the game and play. Who wants to work this hard to have fun?"

Sorry, but once again I have to disagree.  I have an old P4 3.2 ghz, 1gb RAM (crappy PC2700) and a 7800 GS (was originally running the game with a Radeon 9800 XT)

I have never once had a crash.  I can run the game at 30+ FPS at 1280x1024, High settings on everything but shadows and water reflections.  The camera isn't a problem for me, I never have difficulty positioning it where I want it.  The AI isn't great, but it isn't bad either, I have never had it take away from my experience, and the interface is beautiful.  Everything I need is either a rightclick or one keystroke away.

I don't understand the bad performance people have on systems way better then mine. 

And yet, the issues are real, regardless of how well it happens to perform on your rig. I've got an AMD 4800 w/ 2 gigs of RAM and an ATI XT1900 and while it runs acceptably, it still chugs far too much for the system I've got.
1153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Army officer to be court-martialed on: November 11, 2006, 09:21:00 AM

Quote from: SuperHiro on November 11, 2006, 01:40:56 AM

Yeah, obey any LAWFUL order.  IIRC, Watada's logic is that this is an illegal war, therefore, his orders to go fight it is itself illegal.  Hence, no need to obey. 

IIRC, again, he tried to compromise by asking to be sent to Afganistan instead, but was denied. 

I'm not saying, "go Watada!" or anything.

"Unlawful" order means it goes against the Constitution or the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The individuals at Abu Ghraib were guilty because they followed an unlawful order as defined by the set laws. It doesn't mean a person can just say "I think that this war is illegal" and not fulfill his or her duty as a military member. Otherwise, there would be total chaos as half the people would be disobeying orders left and right just because they disagreed with them.

ETA: The miltary isn't a travel agency. He can't just request Afghanistan instead of Iraq. How fair would that be to the person who would have to fill his slot? We go where we're told. I've gone to Afghanistan and to Kuwait in the past few years and I wasn't excited about either one (and am opposed to us being in Iraq), yet I went to do my duty.
1154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Army officer to be court-martialed on: November 10, 2006, 05:08:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 10, 2006, 02:01:12 PM

Man, we seriously need to start giving out more Medals of Honor.  If you read through a lot of the transcripts of those awarded in Vietnam, a lot of these guys are doing the same things.  Especially guys who take a grenade. 

MoH's take time, so it could definitely happen.
1155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 7 years late to the viewing: Magnolia on: November 06, 2006, 06:29:28 AM

Quote from: HankRaptor on November 02, 2006, 02:12:32 PM

I was bored. But that's whats amazing in life. Whats borish to me is brillant to you. There were some strong acting in there, that wasnt my issue. I just hated the movie.

The password is...boring!!

I thought that the opening scene with the three stories of coincidences was the best part, which is not so great in a three hour film.
1156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I loves the cats! on: November 03, 2006, 11:52:59 PM
These two are my favorites...

1157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 03, 2006, 08:11:57 PM

Quote from: Laner on November 02, 2006, 08:13:34 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on November 02, 2006, 07:47:11 PM

Though the picture is funny (and Kerry's joke was ill-advised), it's sad that with all of the real issues facing our country today, this is the becoming a major focal point for the elections.
The Dems are just pissed that something overshadowed their supposed ace-in-the-hole (Foley)

One issue is a lot more serious and relevant than another but this the completely wrong topic to discuss the whole snafu.
1158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I just added Esq. to my name! on: November 02, 2006, 11:53:18 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on November 02, 2006, 11:31:55 PM

Now you can travel around with Bill & Ted in thier fancy phonebooth  Tongue

Congrats on the esq!

Though I must tell you, according to my sister who's an attorney and her lawyerly friends, if you actually append the "esq" to your email sigs and/or use it in conversation, you will have another name and that name is "Weiner"  icon_wink.

Big congrats to you on your accomplishment!!
1159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 02, 2006, 07:47:11 PM
Though the picture is funny (and Kerry's joke was ill-advised), it's sad that with all of the real issues facing our country today, this is the becoming a major focal point for the elections.

And, so I'm not completely off-topic...

1160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SEAL shows why he deserves that title. on: October 15, 2006, 11:26:49 PM
My cousin's a SEAL in that same unit. I can't imagine doing what he does over there. I hope that this SEAL's story is publicized far and wide so that people will see that there are still heroes in our military. Regardless of what anybody thinks of the war (and I have definite feelings about it and our current leadership), this type of sacrifice needs to be known.
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