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7441  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Bad news for Fireball's continued mockery... [JTP] on: May 07, 2009, 05:21:06 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 07, 2009, 05:10:13 PM

Well, fuck.  Another T-shirt to retire.



Well given that the GOP probably doesn't want Palin as their candidate anymore, it could still apply for a 3rd party ticket.
7442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starting casting on: May 07, 2009, 05:14:00 PM
I knew who it had to be before I even clicked the link. He's a really good actor and I think he'll do great in the role.
7443  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's the difference between an IRA and a Roth IRA? on: May 07, 2009, 05:05:49 PM
Also keep in mind that after you reach a certain income level, you are no longer allowed to contribute to a Roth IRA.
7444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Digital Comics on: May 06, 2009, 07:32:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 06, 2009, 07:18:52 PM

The missing issues Is the reason I've held off on subscribing for now. Knowing it luck all the ones I'm interested in (like Secret Wars) won't be complete.

I could definitely see it being a downside for people who have followed the comics for a while. Good for people like me an Octavious who have read little to none.
7445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1 vs. 100: Could this actually be interesting? on: May 06, 2009, 07:21:07 PM
Won't it be very easy for the person to have a computer in front of them to google the answer? (I haven't read the article).
7446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Digital Comics on: May 06, 2009, 06:18:32 PM
I does have a lot of old stuff. For example, it has Uncanny X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man going back to the 60's. If you visit the site they list every issue that they have. The tricky part is seeing the missing issues when they have a lot. I don't know yet what is missing from the Uncanny X-Men because I haven't looked really closely. I did look at Secret Wars, and they only had issues 1-8. Looks like they only have the first 30 issues of the original Wolverine line. They appear to fill in some issues over time, but it will obviously be a while before all the Wolverines would be filled in.
7447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Digital Comics on: May 06, 2009, 05:30:59 PM
That's a great site, thanks!
7448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle on: May 06, 2009, 04:46:01 PM
Bam!

If I was to get one of these, I would definitely kick in the extra $130 and get the DX. Much bigger, more storage, and the thing should last a long time, so the extra cost would be spread over the life of the device. They really do need to get color, though, because this would be great for magazines and comics.
7449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Megan Fox in a tight, tight corset! on: May 06, 2009, 04:16:33 PM

Quote from: McNutt on May 06, 2009, 04:08:58 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 06, 2009, 03:52:24 PM

The one "dumb young girl" thing she did was to get her (now ex) fiancee's name written next to her vajayjay. I'm sure her next partner is going to love that.

Who did this?

Megan Fox.
7450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Marvel Digital Comics on: May 06, 2009, 04:15:56 PM
I decided to sign up for a year of Marvel Digital Comics last night. I have read very few comics in my lifetime and this seemed like a nice low-cost way to get a ton of "fun" reading material.

I read Uncanny X-Men #1 last night, which was a hoot. It really lets you see the way people were thinking in the 60's. It also appears that the original version of Magneto was ridiculously powerful.

My question was really about read order. I know in 90's when college buddies of mine were reading comics, it was extremely popular to spread stories across 3 or more titles. When did they start doing this, and is there any good source for looking up when you should be reading other titles for crossovers? Did they tell you in the comics themselves or did you just have to be "in the know"?
7451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Megan Fox in a tight, tight corset! on: May 06, 2009, 03:52:24 PM
I tend to be "it depends" on tattoos on women. Words written across one's ribcage don't really do a whole lot for me, but other things can be intriguing. The one "dumb young girl" thing she did was to get her (now ex) fiancee's name written next to her vajayjay. I'm sure her next partner is going to love that.

As far as her job goes, Hollywood seems to be perfectly happy to deal with tattoos with makeup and editing. Neither she nor Angelina Jolie are hurting for work.
7452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Dom DeLuise on: May 06, 2009, 03:36:59 PM

Quote from: Arclight on May 06, 2009, 01:56:39 PM

I love old Dom. Some of the inter-action between him and Burt Reynolds on gag-reels and such were hilarious.

I have to admit one thing though. I thought he was gay all this time. What stuff has his kids done?

His kids are all over the place - I think Peter (who you might remember from 21 Jump Street) does mostly producing or directing now, and he is heavily involved in Stargate. I see the other kids acting all the time - one of them had an extended run on Gilmore Girls and another is on one of the Disney shows.
7453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: May 06, 2009, 01:33:36 PM
Finally caught up last night. I think I read the same thing as some other people, that Alan Tudyk was supposed to play Alpha, but knowing Wash, it didn't seem to fit. I got a little suspicious when he changed clothes and was in such good shape, but I just chalked it up to the fact that actors just generally stay in shape. So, in the end, I was still pretty surprised.

So, no one has mentioned - when they brought back the old head of security in Victor's body, he called out for "Whiskey". They made some crack about him wanting a drink, but my immediate thought was that there was a doll in the room, codename "Whiskey" (which fits the military alphabet system they use for the dolls). My first thought was that it was the doctor, but later in the episode, she mentions that she was there when Alpha was first created.

EDIT: although, I guess if she's a doll, they could make her remember whatever they want her to remember.
7454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trailer out for MAG (PS3) on: May 06, 2009, 01:08:09 AM
Definitely interested in this if they can get the communication and party system right. But I want them to change the name to "Massive Ass Game".
7455  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Guilty TV pleasures on: May 05, 2009, 02:53:33 PM
Definitely Degrassi: TNG.
7456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Next fall's tv schedule starting to come out... on: May 04, 2009, 09:24:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2009, 09:20:38 PM

Re: last point - Stargate?

Stargate Atlantis, etc. would be spinoffs from the original Stargate series. In this case, a second Parenthood tv series, based on the movie, is being made with no connection at all to the first series (which was nearly 20 years ago). This would be sort of along the lines of having a new MASH series that assumed the series with Alan Alda never happened. I bet this has happened, but I can't think of an example off the top of my head.
7457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Next fall's tv schedule starting to come out... on: May 04, 2009, 09:02:09 PM
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/guide.aspx?id=upfront

Most networks don't have their announcements for 2 weeks, but NBC released some of their info today.

Some interesting things:

-Big Bang Theory is renewed, but HIMYM is still up in the air
-SVU is renewed, but original L&O is up in the air
-Heroes was renewed, which is surprising since I haven't heard anything good about it in ages
-Fringe was renewed - guess it has a following
-NBC has a new show called "Parenthood" coming in the fall, which is the 2nd series based on the original movie. Has that every happened before?
7458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: May 04, 2009, 08:34:28 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 04, 2009, 06:23:19 PM

watching that mage video I think they got carried away on spell effects.  too often it seems like your entire view is obscured from flames and swirling energy

Would you rather have unrealistic looking magic? Geez.
7459  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand co-op anyone? on: May 04, 2009, 07:03:49 PM
I'll have this in hand today or tomorrow and was wondering if anyone is interested in a co-op run? I'm on the east coast - I don't have a ton of time weeknights (I can squeeze an hour or two in at times) but should be able to commit to some chunks of time on the weekend. Let me know if you're interested.
7460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oh god! It's a whole chicken in a can!!! on: April 30, 2009, 11:16:25 PM
I could totally see something like that coming from Japan or something, but the fact that that is an American product blows my mind.
7461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: April 30, 2009, 09:50:53 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 30, 2009, 09:27:45 PM

And a new massive patch plus the Cops & Robbers content is out.  Has anyone tried it?  It seems like a cool game mode, but small in the why-am-I-paying-for-this sense.

Is the new island out soon? I haven't checked in in a while.
7462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 08:56:18 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 30, 2009, 08:55:00 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on April 30, 2009, 08:42:49 PM

Did you use profanity with the sensitive one? If so then maybe you do owe an apology. Also, while I understand the backgrond about the housekeeping it really has nothing to do with the problem, other than maybe demostrate a sense of frustration at what transpired.

I use profanity all the time, and no less frequently around her.  Did I swear at her?  No.  More the equivalent of saying "DAMNIT!" after stubbing your toe instead of yelling "DAMN YOU!" at your wife for laughing after you stub your toe.

Regardless, I'll probably see her this weekend and discuss the situation.  A big deal about nothing.  My biggest problem was with my wife's demands and orders.    

You called her a whore, didn't you.
7463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 30, 2009, 08:55:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 30, 2009, 07:02:51 PM

Or use liquid nitrogen to freeze him.
Or drop him into a swimming pool filled with partially solid cement. 
Or since his skeleton is magnetic why not use a big electron magnet to catch him?

Gee, super villains aren’t very creative are they?


Good ones...how about dropping him into a volcano? Or shooting him in a rocket to the sun? We can kill this sucker!
7464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 30, 2009, 08:44:15 PM
Due to Pete's self-described intense nature, I'm going to have to go with  "Max Power".
7465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! on: April 30, 2009, 07:10:35 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 30, 2009, 06:55:04 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 30, 2009, 06:33:48 PM

"Alien terrorist" mode smells a little funny, but who knows.

Trying to get their own Nazi Zombies, I'll bet.

Exactly, it just seemed like something too obvious to make up if you wanted to post fake features. But it might be real.
7466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 07:08:30 PM
If I was at someone's house and my dog had an accident, I would be embarrassed and immediately help clean it up. There seems to be something very off about the way this woman reacted. Her reaction was more consistent of someone who thought Pete already had it out for them, rather than "one of the few people that like him."

That said, if it's important to the wife, I would just go ahead and call the woman - it should be pretty painless. More importantly, remember that marriage is about give and take. Do this now and you have something to hold over your wife's head later.

On the other hand, if the dog had crapped in my Home Depot no way I'm apologizing.
7467  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 30, 2009, 06:47:59 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 30, 2009, 06:44:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 30, 2009, 06:22:23 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 30, 2009, 05:30:50 PM

Pretty much impossible to cut off his head if his spine is indestructible…and you would have to remove his heart by reaching up underneath his ribcage. 

Hm...OK. Nuclear bomb? Wait a minute, couldn't you theoretically drown or suffocate him?

good luck trying to hold 400 pounds of steel, muscle and adamantium claws underwater, friend...

I bet Magneto could do it. Or you could stick an adamantium bag over his head.
7468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! on: April 30, 2009, 06:33:48 PM

Quote from: Hiccup on April 30, 2009, 06:23:52 PM

Take it with a grain of salt.

From Curiousgamer.com

Quote
1. All the weapons from the original are coming again.
2. 3 maps from the original are coming back with a few noticeable tweaks here & there.
3. There is a total of 16 maps including 3 from the original.
4. 20 new weapons will be added to the inventory & the most noticeable are the FAMAS assault rifle, HK PSG-1 sniper rifle, MP7 sub machine gun, AA12 fully automatic shotgun, MG4 LMG and the .44 magnum revolver.

5. Multiple attachment perk has been added which allows 2 attachments to be added to a weapon.
6. The Single Player Campaign is predicted to last 7+ hours.
7. Co-op Mode has been added.
8. A new Alien Terrorist co-op mode is also added with details still unknown.
9. The multiplayer is set to have 4 new modes above the original modes.
10. A new CLAN system & TOURNAMENT system will be added.
11. The PS version of the game is set to have Dedicated severs provided from SONY [Xbox Servers status still unknown].

"Alien terrorist" mode smells a little funny, but who knows.
7469  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 30, 2009, 06:22:23 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 30, 2009, 05:30:50 PM

Pretty much impossible to cut off his head if his spine is indestructible…and you would have to remove his heart by reaching up underneath his ribcage. 

Hm...OK. Nuclear bomb? Wait a minute, couldn't you theoretically drown or suffocate him?
7470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 30, 2009, 04:32:08 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 30, 2009, 02:34:15 PM

Wolverine feels pain, that's simply not true. Tongue


And if you cut off his head he'd probably die, right? Ripped his heart out of his body, perhaps?
7471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Club: May 2009 Game Voting on: April 30, 2009, 04:23:55 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 30, 2009, 04:06:35 PM

Quote from: somoflange on April 30, 2009, 02:26:14 PM

I'll enjoy watching you all scream in frustration as you
Spoiler for Hiden:
climb the spinning dagger walls in Hades



That wasn't as much a problem for me as
Spoiler for Hiden:
that bullshit, cheap-ass cheating bastard Ares.   mad  Fighting him was the low-point of the game for me, primarily due to being forced to play through all three stages of the battle anytime I reloaded the game.  The sword fight at the very end had me stringing together so many profanities that I started to make up new ones.  My wife actually had to leave the room.   ninja
 

The one saving grace is that if you die 5 times or so, the game will offer to go into easy mode for you. I am not ashamed to say that I took it up on that offer (definitely in GoW2, I can't remember in GoW1, but probably). You don't even lose an achievement or anything smile
7472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, May/Jun 2009: God of War on: April 30, 2009, 02:00:53 AM

Quote from: Godzilla Blitz on April 30, 2009, 01:37:17 AM

Quote from: Teggy on April 30, 2009, 01:13:01 AM

I'll see - depending on how long it takes me to get through Shadow Hearts, I may feel compelled to put this in at some point during the month and burn through it again.

Is this a game that has replay value? I could see myself replaying Deus Ex and trying different styles of play, for example, but I resold Beyond Good & Evil right after I finished it.


Not in the sense that you would replay Deus Ex, but there's a ton of mayhem in the game and in that sense it can be fun to just jump in and beat the crap out of some monsters and try different combos. You do also power up your weapons and magic during the game, so you can take somewhat different approaches during subsequent playthroughs.
7473  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 30, 2009, 01:15:12 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on April 30, 2009, 12:23:39 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 29, 2009, 09:59:51 PM

Quote from: GuidoTKP on April 29, 2009, 09:50:39 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 28, 2009, 03:50:33 PM

So far reviews look to be rather positive.  Granted, films rarely stick around the 100% mark, especially when early reviews are so overwhelmingly positive, but word on the street is that Wolverine is a more mature superhero film intended for a sophisticated audience.  I'm cautiously optimistic and we have plans to catch a matinee on Saturday with a group of friends. 

Hmmm.  Check again ....

Christ, that didn't last long.   disgust

At least reviews are more in line with what I expected, which is still disappointing as the film's quality is far from what I had hoped.   

I've actually heard people who work in Hollywood that the movie is a bit of a clusterfuck.  To put it mildly.

Well, I was watching a bit on the Wolverine game where they mentioned that this was originally supposed to come out last summer. That made me wonder why, although I never looked into it.
7474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Game of the Month Discussion, May/Jun 2009: God of War on: April 30, 2009, 01:13:01 AM
I'll see - depending on how long it takes me to get through Shadow Hearts, I may feel compelled to put this in at some point during the month and burn through it again.
7475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Madden 10 on Wii - new art style on: April 30, 2009, 12:03:21 AM


I guess it sort of makes sense to have stylized player art due to the graphics power of the Wii. However, it looks like they left most of the rest of the game the same, so it looks like these weird guys are playing in the non-weird world.

http://kotaku.com/5233341/ea-shows-off-madden-10-for-wiis-genre+defining-art-style
7476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just when you thought Hollywood was out of ideas: Humpty Dumpty! on: April 29, 2009, 11:28:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 29, 2009, 10:14:53 PM

So you still haven't found funding for 'Zombie Killing Puerto Rican Love Machine?'

They're afraid he'd spend half the budget in the "champagne room".
7477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 29, 2009, 02:11:45 AM
It doesn't matter if the specific idea I had doesn't work. There are plenty of different things that could be tried, and TPB didn't try any of them. Not only did they not try them, they resisted any attempt by content owners to protect their material and made it even easier for people to get pirated material by organizing the links to said material and hosting trackers.

All you are arguing is that shutting down TPB won't stop piracy. I don't really care. Nowhere in this thread have I ever claimed to have an answer to stopping piracy. All I have ever said is that they broke a law and should be punished for it.


7478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 29, 2009, 01:06:26 AM

Quote from: cheeba on April 29, 2009, 12:58:39 AM

Quote from: Teggy on April 29, 2009, 12:12:10 AM

I really didn't want to get back into this argument, but people who are defending the Pirate Bay keep going down the same road - that you could find something legal on the Pirate Bay site.

I looked at all of these searches. The largest seeded torrent under the "Wow Patches" search is a set of illegal console ROMs. Most of the legal stuff has little to no seeds.
Does it matter the number of legal vs. illegal stuff? The Pirate Bay cannot tell what is legal or illegal. It just tells you what people have put out there for download on their computers.

Sure they can, they just have to look at the file names and descriptions. If they wanted to, they could restrict against finding files with the pattern "sXXeXX" in the title or the words "crack" or "no-CD" and they'd immediately wipe out a huge portion of illegal tv shows and software from their search results.

Quote from: cheeba
Quote
However, this is immaterial. It doesn't matter what one theoretically could find on The Pirate Bay. What is important is how they organize their site, what they provide easy access to and (based on the case) what trackers they host.
Why does it matter how they organize their site? I wanted to download last night's Chuck episode, so I searched for "chuck s02e22". The only difference between searching for it on Pirate Bay and Google is that on google it helps to type "filetype:torrent." Are those 2 words really the difference between good and bad to you?

Finding TV shows on the Pirate Bay does not require a search. You simply click the "tv shows" link on the front page and it lays everything out for you by show and season. It presents things to you that you might not have even thought of searching for, which is significantly more than Google does. And again, if someone asks Google to  remove access to a link, they do it. TPB does not. And TPB hosts trackers, and Google does not.
7479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pepsi/Mountain Dew Throwback on: April 29, 2009, 12:42:08 AM
I heard an ad for this on the radio. They mentioned it came in a special throwback can, but I figured it would like the 80's red, white and blue can.
7480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The best fighting game ever is coming to XBL/PSN this summer! on: April 29, 2009, 12:37:02 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 28, 2009, 08:25:57 PM

Quote from: Chaz on April 28, 2009, 08:13:43 PM

Okay, what's the 4th D? Does the boxing match take place outside of the confines of time, somehow? Like, you can go and deliver the knockout blow to your opponent when he's still a toddler?


Bah, that joke is so Today at 11:30:15 AM.

I will admit that his is a lot funnier, though.
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