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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: August 27, 2012, 06:10:08 PM
"Say my name..."
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movie] Wreck-It Ralph on: July 29, 2012, 06:29:52 PM
Ok, I know it's a kids movie.... but I saw the trailer last week and, as a gamer, it gave me flashbacks.  Watching the scene filled with all the old classic arcade baddies in a therapy circle had me smiling for the rest of the day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btB8tb8fLYM
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 08:53:00 PM
I have always felt like a peripheral member of the forums. I don't read them during the day and I rarely post on a thread.  I have been fairly active in the online gaming part of the group. EQ1 as a Gone Golder, SWG and WoW as a Wanderer, MW2, Black Ops as a GTer.  I may be doomed to remain a forum lurker, but I do appreciate that your all here. Heck I came to this forum for over a year before I realized there WAS a main page.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We need fresh blood- dont we? on: July 03, 2012, 08:36:44 PM
So this ISN'T a post about True Blood then???
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: July 03, 2012, 08:31:14 PM

Quote from: Misguided on July 03, 2012, 05:41:28 AM

Quote from: Roguetad on July 03, 2012, 03:23:35 AM

They should immortalize your character in a hardcore hall of honor.  How nervous were you as you leveled up from 58, 59 and 60? Were you avoiding elite packs, or just business as usual?

Nervous at points, certainly. There was one point below the fort in act III where I saw an elite pack and called it a night, but aside from that I never avoided a pack the entire way (at no time did I engage a pack then not kill it or skirt one on a map). I had two absolutely epic battles with shaman groups crossing the bridge on the way to Siegebreaker. One was shielded, jailer, arcane enchanted, and half that fight took place in one of the stairwells, which was insane. The other was an illusionist group, don't recall the other mods. The first one had to have gone on for close to 5 minutes. I didn't kite all that far, but because they were shielded, I would stay back a bit (because of the beams) and leap in to try and do damage in bursts. The problem with that was they would jail me and my whirlwind would come to a halt.

There were a couple of points in the 50s where I had 2-3 packs in a row that nearly killed me and I had to rethink my gear. Usually I could find an upgrade to get some more health somewhere, then I had a bit more security for awhile. It wasn't unusual to be at risk, but if I was a whisker away from death multiple times, I knew I had to change something.

I have my hardcore DH up to 36, and I have had one or two elite packs get me nervous.  I do notice when my gear needs upgrading as I tend to have to work too hard for some packs.  How far did you get in your hardcore questline? I'm act2 nightmare and I'm considering staying there for a couple more levels until I can gear up a little more.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: July 03, 2012, 01:38:58 AM

Quote from: Misguided on June 29, 2012, 04:26:27 PM

Hit 60 in hardcore yesterday. Time to put it down for a while.

Very nice.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: June 20, 2012, 09:14:33 PM
Started Nightmare on Hardcore DH the other day and some of those elite packs are giving me mini-heart attacks.  I'm thinking I need to re-gear from the AH if I want to get much further.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's your street name? on: May 21, 2012, 10:45:51 PM
Dix Toledo

(an actual major street in my area)
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 17, 2012, 09:25:30 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 17, 2012, 09:04:27 PM

Just lost four Hardcore toons


Lvl 13 Monk --  Kharak Shaman
Several  Barbarians  -
Wizard - One shotted by a Thrall




Ah yes, what a thrill. I had a hardcore Necro in D2 that was past lvl 90 when he died. I left his ghost up on my character select screen for a long long time.  I can't wait for Hardcore D3.  ninja2
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 13, 2012, 04:02:46 PM

Quote from: Kagath on May 12, 2012, 06:43:52 PM

You, sir, are a dedicated fan. eek

Hopefully for the DVD release they will cleanup some of the dialog volume. I missed what Stark said to Cap when he got a lift too. Otherwise it was OK for me even in my crappy small town theater as they had it cranked up volume-wise.

Also:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Who was that at the end of the first credit sequence? I never really was into comics so I don't have a prior background knowledge.

Am I the only person that uses subtitles whenever watching a movie on dvd?  It can add a bit to the movie since quite often non audible statements are a part of the script and thus get subtitles.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 07, 2012, 12:15:26 AM

Quote from: Punisher on May 06, 2012, 11:06:39 PM

Quote from: theohall on May 06, 2012, 08:59:51 PM

The Coulson/Card thing

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yeah, we did see Coulson's body with Nick Fury standing over it when he died.  The cards thing was clearly a trick by Nick Fury, which the chick was calling him on and Fury reacts accordingly.  If Coulson is in Spiderman, it's before this happened.  If Coulson is magically alive, he is no longer purely human.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Nope.. We saw him lose consciousnees/appear to die, then the medics show up, then Fury says over the radio that the medics called it... Minor thing, but we didn't see the medics call it or give up....
I could see Fury lieing about this to give him an opening for the card trick..

Spoiler for Hiden:
When Coulson is lying on the ground, dying, he even mentions to Fury that they needed something like this to draw them together.  Faking his own death was practically his own idea.  Besides he is a pretty likeable character and the most prominent character to appear in basically all the recent Marvel movies. He cant be dead.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this make ANY sense? (relationship related) on: April 28, 2012, 02:07:04 PM
Hmm, are you sure she isn't married or in some sort of relationship already?  Sounds to me like she may be interested in the physical aspects of a relationship without the risks of having an emotional relationship. If your just hooking up then it might give plausable deniability to any work related inquests into a relationship.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar ripping off Tim Schafer? on: April 25, 2012, 07:46:10 PM
Is it called Osmosis Jones part 2? icon_eek
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: April 21, 2012, 01:54:14 PM

Quote from: notrich on April 21, 2012, 04:22:48 AM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on April 19, 2012, 08:23:48 PM

I was thinking that Osha was going to have an expanded role and replace the frogs.

except she can't be in two places at once?

big book spoiler
Spoiler for Hiden:
she is supposed to go with rickon in one direction... AND NEVER BE SEEN AGAIN FOR 2-3 BOOKS   icon_lol

and the frogs go with bran - actually the frogs could be slightly older or replaced by another character... and bran's scenes will probably be a total of 15 minutes screen time the next two seasons - i exaggerate of course)

Spoiler for Hiden:
I remember Rickon from the books but I think he has already disappeared, never to be seen again, from the series...
I expect them to either tag Rickon along with Bran or drop him off at an aunts house somewhere, as the most memorable part that he had in the series to date was the shared dream of his fathers death, and that's already happened.
Spoiler for Hiden:
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: April 19, 2012, 08:23:48 PM
I was thinking that Osha was going to have an expanded role and replace the frogs.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Video] How I Play Skyrim on: April 11, 2012, 11:40:46 PM
Good video, pretty accurate and funny too.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: April 10, 2012, 10:00:51 PM
So Dinklage is signed for 6 seasons. That's encouraging.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2 on: February 25, 2012, 12:57:48 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 24, 2012, 11:00:04 PM

I just hope the villain is a bit more complicated, interesting, motivated than Nero.

My Nero impression is:
"I'm CRAZY! I HATE YOU! YOU KILLED MY PEOPLE! YOU MUST DIE! EVERYONE MUST DIE"
Lather, rinse, repeat. Never mind why his crew wouldn't just mutiny and off their fearless whack job leader.

And I've seen Eric Bana do great work. Munich. Much of Oliver Stone's Troy unintentionally made me laugh when I saw it in theaters in 2004, but I thought Bana's performance was the best thing in it. But he didn't have much to do in ST but frouth at the moth and *see above, repeat ad nauseam*

Watch the deleted scenes on the Blu Ray version. It adds some depth and direction to Nero, although not a ton. But it at least explains what he was doing in between the beginning of the movie and the finale.
139  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Tanks...free ww2 tank mmo on: January 17, 2012, 10:19:53 PM
Anyone else still playing Tanks? After a break for a couple months I started it up again a few weeks ago and I have been really enjoying it.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 16, 2011, 11:22:30 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 16, 2011, 06:26:21 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on November 16, 2011, 06:17:31 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 16, 2011, 03:30:52 PM

Whenever you decide on a path in your usual manner, actively decide to go the opposite way and perhaps it'll solve your problem.   icon_wink

You would think so, but I'm convinced that it's my decision that is determining where the enemy team comes from.  I am controlling the other team's actions, but only to hasten my own untimely demise.

I feel the same way.  No matter what direction I go, I get shot in the back from 3 dudes.

The answer is simple. Play with GTers and move as a unit.  When you have team members that you can trust flanking you then you know that your covered.  If someone somehow kills your teammate that's covering your flank they will let you know in chat, at high volume, for close to an hour...  retard
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 10:17:46 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2011, 08:46:50 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 10, 2011, 08:09:33 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2011, 04:10:14 PM

I'll might join in all the MW3 action after x-mas. Since I'll have more time and just one more month away from retirement.

Welcome to the retirement club! We have coffee and danish every Tuesday morning, but no one gets up early enough to show up nod

Disregard. I bought the game today. See you guys online  disgust

Just cant resist that Shooty Goodness!
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: November 01, 2011, 11:06:06 PM
I have had NO playtime this past week, but I totally need to hook up with GT players. So much more fun playing with decent team players.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 28, 2011, 12:00:58 AM
So how do I attach an xboxlive ID to my ea account? ( I know I'm an idiot.)
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 3 on: October 21, 2011, 03:20:22 AM
Im thinking I will be playing sometime Tuesday night. Been too long since the ole Xbox has been fired up.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: omg I put an offer on a house on: August 17, 2011, 09:17:53 PM
I spent 10 months actively looking for houses a year ago and it was a draining experience.  I had offers in on 9 separate houses over that time and even lost out a "last and best" situation where we were the highest offer by %10 when the listing agent decided to buy it... Unethical? yes, apparently not illegal. But after a long long search I am thrilled with the house I ended up with. Just happened to walk into it at the right time and scooped it up before the vultures got to it.  Keep plugging away, its a buyers market and there are tons of houses out there. Your perfect house is still a possibility.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help settle an argument--is it ok to run a window AC for three days straight? on: July 20, 2011, 08:52:22 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 19, 2011, 06:01:34 PM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on July 18, 2011, 10:26:34 PM

Most newer units seem to cycle the compressor on and off themselves for while running, at least mine seem to.  I do remember having an older unit at out last house that could freeze solid every once in a while and need to dethaw but never seen it happen with our newer units.


Dethaw?

de - to undo, reverse
thaw - to melt.

slywink

ya I saw that after hitting submit but didn't want to bother with an edit just to change it to unthaw. slywink
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help settle an argument--is it ok to run a window AC for three days straight? on: July 18, 2011, 10:26:34 PM
Most newer units seem to cycle the compressor on and off themselves for while running, at least mine seem to.  I do remember having an older unit at out last house that could freeze solid every once in a while and need to dethaw but never seen it happen with our newer units.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Breaking Bad - Season 4 on: July 18, 2011, 10:23:55 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 18, 2011, 09:26:00 PM

I almost threw up watching the premiere.  puke Couldn't stop watching though.  icon_cool

I have to say though, unlike Game of Thrones (I don't have HBO but I read up on it), where a popular actor/character's death can just shock a lot of folks to the bone, you know our two leads in Breaking Bad aren't gonna get offed. They may get maimed, injured, brutalized and everything but; I just don't see the show killing them off until whenever the series ends (if at all). So when they're in a really nasty situation, you figure either someone else will get offed, or one of those two will "just" get maimed.  paranoid

Not really a criticism so much as an observation.  icon_smile

Actually I believe that Jesse was originally scheduled to die in season 1, but the writers/producers liked the chemistry between Walt and Jesse so much they decided to spare him. 

I'm just excited to see how far Cranston's character goes down to road to darkness. I would love to see how much he lets Heisenburg make the decisions for a while, and I need to see how Skylar follows him along.  Tiny step by tiny step she is justifying spending the money and trying to distance herself from where it comes from but as it gets easier for her to use the money it gets easier to justify what he does to get it.
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Could it be? A Dance with Dragons is completed? on: July 13, 2011, 01:01:51 AM
I caved and swung by Boarders on my way home. $25 was well worth it so far.
150  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars Galaxies ending Dec. 15, 2011 on: June 28, 2011, 12:12:19 AM
I used to love SWG way back when.  It was actually the first MMO that I played with the Wanderers, and the crafting system was my favorite even now.  I even enjoyed the Jump to LightSpeed expansion.  Was pretty bummed when the entire thing imploded for stupiditys sake.  Luckily EQ2 and then WoW came out soon afterwards and my pain was short lived.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cars 2: It stinks! on: June 27, 2011, 09:38:36 PM

Quote from: Bob on June 27, 2011, 03:47:51 PM

Saw it this weekend with 3 boys.  11, 9, and 6.   The 9 year old is special needs and used to be a Cars addict.  Now he doesn't seem to care for it that much.  He prefers his Hot Wheels DVDs.

11 loved it.  6 year old thought it was ok and that the ending was "stupid".  Special needs 9 year old spent the whole time trying to get away and then playing with my cell phone.

So.. 1 thumbs up, 1 thumb horizontal, and 1 thumb down.

Agreement that this is Pixar's weakest property.  But things like the Incredibles and Ratatouille just don't generate the same kind of cross market revenue. There is no end to Cars' merchandising.

My 5yr old liked it, but the 2yr old got bored after an hour and started trying to play with him so he lost focus at the end.  I watched it, wasn't too bad, but since I know that once it's on dvd I will see it 100 times, I reserve the right to change my mind about that.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cars 2: It stinks! on: June 26, 2011, 09:27:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 26, 2011, 01:14:26 AM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on June 26, 2011, 01:01:19 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 24, 2011, 09:06:56 PM

I see Cars as being more about the merchandise and less about the movie itself. It's all about the opportunity to sell toys. Generally, Pixar movies have something both for kids and adults, but I feel this is the one franchise where that ideology fails. I think what makes it a difficult concept for me to accept is the fact that, in this world, the world is devoid of any human contact and somehow ruled by cars. I don't mean to get into the technical aspects of why this is, but it's one of things about it for me that prevent it from being watchable, at least to me. I guess it's similar to Thomas The Tank Engine, which is again something for very young kids which uses a similar concept. So, this movie will likely make loads of money like the first one made, mainly due to the kids and the merchandise. And I hear it was moreso Disney that wanted a sequel, where they originally didn't want to do one.

Now that Disney owns Pixar outright get used to sequels and decisions made purely for financial reason as opposed to the artistic freedom that Pixar enjoyed for its first 10 movies.  Of the entire Pixar library, only Toy Story has any footprint in the merchandising segment at all, apart from Cars.  If you consider that Toy Story has 3 movies out and Cars was a single less popular movie,  its pretty impressive that Cars sells so many toys.  Disney has made a commitment to not making ANY movies that don't either cross over into massive merchandising or set up as massive tent-pole movies capable of multiple sequels.

Wow, is that misinformed.

The guy who runs Disney Animation is John Lasseter who was the one who drove Pixar to artistic freedom and success.  He's been turning the company around for years, too.

The only person Lassiter answers to is CEO Robert Iger, but he can pretty much do as he pleases.

So Lassiter's idea was for Pixar to do 3 sequels in a row? Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Monsters University..
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cars 2: It stinks! on: June 26, 2011, 01:01:19 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 24, 2011, 09:06:56 PM

I see Cars as being more about the merchandise and less about the movie itself. It's all about the opportunity to sell toys. Generally, Pixar movies have something both for kids and adults, but I feel this is the one franchise where that ideology fails. I think what makes it a difficult concept for me to accept is the fact that, in this world, the world is devoid of any human contact and somehow ruled by cars. I don't mean to get into the technical aspects of why this is, but it's one of things about it for me that prevent it from being watchable, at least to me. I guess it's similar to Thomas The Tank Engine, which is again something for very young kids which uses a similar concept. So, this movie will likely make loads of money like the first one made, mainly due to the kids and the merchandise. And I hear it was moreso Disney that wanted a sequel, where they originally didn't want to do one.

Now that Disney owns Pixar outright get used to sequels and decisions made purely for financial reason as opposed to the artistic freedom that Pixar enjoyed for its first 10 movies.  Of the entire Pixar library, only Toy Story has any footprint in the merchandising segment at all, apart from Cars.  If you consider that Toy Story has 3 movies out and Cars was a single less popular movie,  its pretty impressive that Cars sells so many toys.  Disney has made a commitment to not making ANY movies that don't either cross over into massive merchandising or set up as massive tent-pole movies capable of multiple sequels.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starts now! on: June 22, 2011, 02:05:16 AM

Quote from: kathode on June 22, 2011, 12:25:05 AM

Quote from: rittchard on June 21, 2011, 11:03:55 PM

Side note, wtf was up with the scene with Pycelle (old dude) and the naked hooker chick?  I got absolutely nothing from it for the life of me.  Was there some backstory there I missed?  Or was it supposed to be funny?  Or just an excuse to show her titties?  Given it was the season finale, I would have preferred to see just about anything or anyone else.

I vaguely remember it from the books.  I think it's there just to reinforce that even though Pycelle might come across and thoughtful and wise, he's still basically out for himself and kind of a disgusting character IMO.  That's what I got out of it at least.  The exercises at the end were definitely meant to be funny though.  I also think it's funny that all of Westeros seems to have about three prostitutes smile

Kinda thought he was alot more spry than he was letting on. Maybe to show that he is as duplicitous as the rest of them.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starts now! on: June 21, 2011, 10:06:53 PM

Quote from: jament on June 21, 2011, 09:41:38 PM

A hallmark of the series is that characters aren't necessarily black and white - lots of shades of gray.

Joffrey's bodyguard (the scarred Hound) is a good example - he prevents Sansa from either leaping off the rampart to her death or pushing Joffrey to his death - but does it in a way that doesn't get her in more trouble.

My wife says - what's up with that? I thought he was an evil guy?  Maybe... Lots of characters have their own motivations that aren't exactly clear.

All of the characters have motivations that might not be clear, plus they adapt and change over time.

Hell I thought they would at least address who it was that actually killed Jon Arryn.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: US to Canada move, maybe? on: June 09, 2011, 09:17:45 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on June 09, 2011, 07:40:11 PM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on June 08, 2011, 11:47:04 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 08, 2011, 09:29:22 PM

Sorry, Zeke, no advice here, although we do have plenty of bus drivers. What we do need is plenty of doctors though. Maybe you can go to med school? slywink

Is this shortage a result of state healthcare system?

I'd say it's more a result of the private healthcare system to the south of us.  All our best doctors would rather open private practices in the US and get paid truckloads for a smaller workload than work in the Canadian healthcare system and get paid the set wage that the healthcare budget allows for.  That's a very simplistic view of it, of course, but basically what it boils down to.

I'd think that over time that would degrade the overall quality of care available.  With the option to go south to make more money that would drain not only the number of doctors but the overall quality of them over a long enough time.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: US to Canada move, maybe? on: June 08, 2011, 11:47:04 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 08, 2011, 09:29:22 PM

Sorry, Zeke, no advice here, although we do have plenty of bus drivers. What we do need is plenty of doctors though. Maybe you can go to med school? slywink

Is this shortage a result of state healthcare system?
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Android App/Game Recommendations Thread on: May 21, 2011, 06:45:45 PM
Great thread guys, lots of good apps.  Any new games worth a mention?  I notice most of this thread is fairly old.  Working with a Samsung Charge and whatever latest version of Android its up to now.  Thanks.
159  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Games for Android phone? on: May 21, 2011, 02:40:33 PM
Heya, I'm playing with a new phone and I'm looking to throw some decent games on it.  But I have no idea what's what.  The list of available games seems to be infinite and with just short developer descriptions tagged to each game I'm hoping to get some feedback from actual gamers on what phone games are most fun to play.   
160  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Tanks...free ww2 tank mmo on: May 10, 2011, 11:33:38 PM
Doh, wish I knew about the %50 sale quicker. I only had time to get some camo netting for my SPG.
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