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4001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 6 Most Ominous Trends in Video Games on: June 15, 2011, 01:39:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 15, 2011, 12:53:40 PM

I found this line to be paticularly spot-on:

Quote
The difference between the games you played as a kid and the games you'll be playing in the coming years is the difference between owning a car and having to pay for a cab every time you want to leave the house.

I find that to be particularly revisionist. The games we played as kids were the ones where you had to keep feeding the machines money to play more.
4002  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Found a bug? Let us know! on: June 15, 2011, 05:14:14 AM

Quote from: Teggy on June 14, 2011, 06:50:53 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 14, 2011, 01:26:04 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on June 14, 2011, 11:51:02 AM

Quote from: disarm on June 12, 2011, 06:03:04 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on June 12, 2011, 05:23:01 PM

Quote from: disarm on June 08, 2011, 02:21:34 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on June 07, 2011, 12:21:30 PM

The "View all unread topics" button for me just returns no results. The weird thing is that sometimes it works and shows results and other times (like just now after not visiting the site in 12 hours or so), I get nothing.

this is my biggest complaint right now...feature that i used all the time as an effecient way to catch up on the forums doesn't give me any results most of the time.  instead of getting an organized list of all the topics with new posts, i currently have to go into each subforum individually and it takes a lot more time to skim for new stuff.  it's strange that it does work correctly once in a while, but it's faulty most of the time.



Just in case it helps: the "View all unread topics" button seems to always work correctly with on my IPod. It's only when browsing with my computer (using Firefox 3.6) that I experience the problem.

it's still very hit or miss for me...works one time, but fails the next (with Chrome on my desktop, and Firefox on my laptop).

I've also noticed that it seems to happen when I've been away from the forums for awhile. For example, it seems to always happen the first time I check the forums in the morning. Maybe it has something to do with how the date or time is registering?

Have you tried clearing your cache?

I just came to post about this. What seems to happen for me is that the first time I hit the link it works, but if I hit it again it shows me (I think) just the posts that have been made since the last time I clicked the link. So, first click = 30 topics, second click = 2 topics. I'm not sure if that's exactly what's happening, but it might be.

This seems to happen with Tapatalk too.
4003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wait, Jeffery Deaver's writing James Bond now?! on: June 14, 2011, 07:48:29 PM
Well, I bought it thanks to this thread.
4004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Codemasters hacked on: June 14, 2011, 07:38:20 PM
Well, Anonymous certainly doesn't need enemies. They can destroy their own reputation perfectly well on their own.
4005  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nukem Forever is out! No World Ending Reported! on: June 14, 2011, 05:26:14 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on June 14, 2011, 05:20:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 14, 2011, 05:08:18 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on June 14, 2011, 04:58:27 PM

Aw, man. The PC version uses a checkpoint save system? 14 years of waiting all for nothing! It takes something amazing to make me play a checkpoint save system game but this doesn't quite qualify. Sad day. Maybe they'll patch it in 5-6 years to make it save anywhere.

It saves so often you'll barely notice anyway.

Really? Did you ever get frustrated by having to re-play parts? I have an insanely low tolerance for re-playing sections just because of poor game design. But if it saves every 20 feet I'm probably ok with that.

I don't think it ever forced me to replay parts, though I may be misremembering. I suppose it might have been more of a problem at higher difficulties, but on Normal it never bothered me (except for one boss where I had to sit through about half a minute of dialogue before each attempt).
4006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nukem Forever is out! No World Ending Reported! on: June 14, 2011, 05:08:18 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on June 14, 2011, 04:58:27 PM

Aw, man. The PC version uses a checkpoint save system? 14 years of waiting all for nothing! It takes something amazing to make me play a checkpoint save system game but this doesn't quite qualify. Sad day. Maybe they'll patch it in 5-6 years to make it save anywhere.

It saves so often you'll barely notice anyway.
4007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 14, 2011, 04:25:21 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 13, 2011, 11:29:59 PM

Just curious about one thing though. Did they keep the old man in the desert with the donkey or did that get scrapped?

I never ran into him, so I assume he was scrapped.
4008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 13, 2011, 07:49:28 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 13, 2011, 07:30:03 PM

makes me wonder if perhaps we placed too much faith in the developers.

Uh, what? I think you must be alone in doing exactly that. icon_lol Duke Nukem Forever will go down in history as one of the worst (if not THE worst) managed game projects in history. There were a few posts around the Internet by ex-3D Realms employees after they lost the game to Gearbox where they talk about the total lack of proper project management. This was a game designed and managed by people with almost unlimited time and funds and no real organization to keep things under control. There was no way it would end well, and it didn't.

The playability that is in Duke Nukem Forever today (and I find it very playable) is probably there thanks to Gearbox.
4009  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 13, 2011, 07:07:31 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 13, 2011, 07:05:51 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 13, 2011, 07:04:11 PM

Quote from: Jag on June 13, 2011, 06:55:33 PM

Speaking of painful MLB gifs:

WTF is going on in that picture?

 icon_confused

She's taking the baseball from the kid??

Oh thank god. I didn't even see the baseball and drew all the wrong conclusions. I feel better now. Tongue
4010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 13, 2011, 07:04:11 PM

Quote from: Jag on June 13, 2011, 06:55:33 PM

Speaking of painful MLB gifs:



WTF is going on in that picture?
4011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Impressions, Mods and all that good stuff! on: June 13, 2011, 06:44:40 PM

Quote from: Crawley on June 13, 2011, 06:28:40 PM

Really loving this game but have stopped playing now due to all the crashes to desktop once hitting Floatsm. It looks like its that Vista/Win7 3GB issue which can be fixed with a command line entry but no way I'm modifying my system files for a single game. 

If you're referring to the so-called 3GB switch, it should be pretty safe and might help you with other games/applications as well. I've done the same thing myself (for Visual Studio, not games) and had no problems with it. In fact, it improved performance dramatically.
4012  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: American Gods Coming to HBO on: June 13, 2011, 05:06:15 PM
Sounds like they're planning to go the True Blood route by greatly diverging from the source material. It's an interesting story, but I don't know if it's got 6 seasons of interesting in it. We'll see.
4013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Impressions, Mods and all that good stuff! on: June 13, 2011, 08:43:00 AM

Quote from: Shkspr on June 13, 2011, 01:49:54 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 12, 2011, 11:19:28 PM

Not much anyone can do about it at this point, beyond having Valve rewrite their entire patching system. It was very shortsighted of the developers to publish a game with a this large datafile.

Yes.  Very shortsighted of them.  I'm given to understand that if they continue writing their games with huge datafiles like that, people may decide to buy the game direct from GOG.com rather than buying it from Steam. 

You have a point, though I don't think that's deliberate on their part. It's never a good business practice to piss off your customers, whether they use your preferred service or not.
4014  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burn Notice is back on June 23 on: June 13, 2011, 08:11:46 AM

Quote from: Einsteinium on June 13, 2011, 03:07:57 AM

An ex-navy friend of mine couldn't get around the idea of Bruce Campbell playing a SEAL. I explained that he's actually just playing Bruce Campbell, and he seems to enjoy the show a lot more now.

biggrin Yeah, this show is full of little nods to him. Like when the rebels call him "The Chin" and he doesn't get it. Bruce Campbell wrote an autobiography called "If Chins Could Kill".
4015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 13, 2011, 06:37:54 AM
I think this is going to be an extremely polarizing game. Either you like it, or you hate it. I don't think there'll be much middle ground, and I don't think many people will outright love it.
4016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/13) on: June 13, 2011, 06:36:32 AM
Bought and played Duke Nukem Forever last week. Might buy Zelda, even though I'm no fan of the series.
4017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Now with Saviors of the Queens! on: June 12, 2011, 11:19:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 12, 2011, 09:56:38 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 07, 2011, 10:02:49 PM

Man I really picked the wrong game to buy off of Steam.  Another patch, another 9 gig download over my slow internet connection. 

they did that again?  owch.

Not much anyone can do about it at this point, beyond having Valve rewrite their entire patching system. It was very shortsighted of the developers to publish a game with a this large datafile.
4018  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Now with Saviors of the Queens! on: June 12, 2011, 08:50:27 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on June 12, 2011, 08:28:57 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 12, 2011, 05:54:06 PM

Just finished the game (and I finished Duke Nukem Forever earlier today. Effective!). Loved (almost) every second of it. This was truly exceptional storytelling, mature and willing to challenge the player's ability to pay attention (I had a hard time keeping track of all the important players in the plot, but you don't really have to either).

Like in the first game, I managed to stay satisfyingly neutral despite every force in the universe attempting to get Geralt involved in some kind of political powerplay. I don't know if I was just lucky or if the writing is stellar all around, but I felt that every major choice I made turned out the right way in hindsight. The situation at the end of the game felt right to me based on the decisions I made.

I don't know why some people call the final chapter rushed. I didn't notice anything like that. It's shorter than the others, but that makes sense because of the plot. It certainly wasn't any less polished.

You literally go right to the boss in chapter 3. that's rushed. I loved the game but chapter 3 felt unfinished.

Well I certainly didn't. I did several sidequests and the main quest took me through several large encounters in different places before I encountered the "boss" (I honestly don't know who or what you're referring to with that word because of how The Witcher 2 is structured, though I guess it's one out of two NPCs that appear near the end). It was short, but it didn't feel rushed at all. There was no need for the plot to linger any more, and to do so would have truly felt forced.
4019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: US to Canada move, maybe? on: June 12, 2011, 07:09:31 PM

Quote from: cheeba on June 12, 2011, 07:01:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 09, 2011, 08:10:49 PM

I got scheduled for that 4 months after my appointment with my doctor (I got in after only 2 months because someone else dropped out). With my current insurance I'd be on the operating table within a month or so.

4 months?  eek

4 months, but free. This is for a condition that wasn't anywhere near life-threatening, mind you. I just had to walk with a limp for a while. I can't even imagine what I'd have to pay to go through the same treatment at my own expense, but it'd probably be way more than $10,000. This includes transport with snow scooter down a mountain, ambulance from there, two MR scans, multiple consultations with doctors (and a specialist), taxi service to and from work while I was unable to walk, an operation, and 6 months of physiotherapy. As I said, I can't complain. smile
4020  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Now with Saviors of the Queens! on: June 12, 2011, 05:54:06 PM
Just finished the game (and I finished Duke Nukem Forever earlier today. Effective!). Loved (almost) every second of it. This was truly exceptional storytelling, mature and willing to challenge the player's ability to pay attention (I had a hard time keeping track of all the important players in the plot, but you don't really have to either).

Like in the first game, I managed to stay satisfyingly neutral despite every force in the universe attempting to get Geralt involved in some kind of political powerplay. I don't know if I was just lucky or if the writing is stellar all around, but I felt that every major choice I made turned out the right way in hindsight. The situation at the end of the game felt right to me based on the decisions I made.

I don't know why some people call the final chapter rushed. I didn't notice anything like that. It's shorter than the others, but that makes sense because of the plot. It certainly wasn't any less polished.
4021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 12, 2011, 01:45:09 PM

Quote from: The Grue on June 12, 2011, 01:42:44 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 12, 2011, 08:16:23 AM


I'm on PC. The load times are pretty much instant, and for once this is a game that doesn't require you to sit through a series of logos when booting it up. I can go from clicking the game icon to having loaded my savegame in a matter of seconds.

Are the backgrounds in the game on the PC blurry like the demo was?

I'd have to have played the demo to answer that question. slywink

Edit: Having said that, much of the background appeared to be "smoothed out" to separate it from the foreground and to hide the somewhat low amount of polygon detail. That may be what you're referring to.
4022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nukem Forever GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1! Demo Released on: June 12, 2011, 10:50:00 AM
Just completed the game. According to Steam it took me 13 hours, which is just about one hour for every year of development. slywink It doesn't feel like a triple-A game, but I enjoyed the entire thing, even including the final boss (which I feel most games get wrong by making it too difficult).
4023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 12, 2011, 08:16:23 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 11, 2011, 10:04:23 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 11, 2011, 09:22:20 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 11, 2011, 04:02:24 AM

PC Gamer liked it:  80/100

Quote

Don’t expect a miracle. Duke is still the hero we love, but struggles to keep up with modern times. Crude humor and classic weaponry keep him in the game.


I'm only halfway through the game or so, but I agree with that review. I think a lot of the naysayers have only played the first chapter, which is the worst of the bunch.


how are the load times TiLT??,i have been hearing bad things about them,and what platform did you buy it for?

I'm on PC. The load times are pretty much instant, and for once this is a game that doesn't require you to sit through a series of logos when booting it up. I can go from clicking the game icon to having loaded my savegame in a matter of seconds.
4024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burn Notice is back on June 23 on: June 11, 2011, 09:33:05 AM

Quote from: papasmurff on June 11, 2011, 03:07:05 AM

Quote from: Einsteinium on June 11, 2011, 12:16:38 AM

Can't wait. I enjoyed the little Sam Axe spin-off they did recently.
+1

OMG, I missed that! Now I have to track it down and watch it. A movie-length episode dedicated to a Bruce Campbell character? I'm so in! smile
4025  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Erase Selected Files Securely on: June 11, 2011, 09:28:47 AM

Quote from: Vidiot on May 20, 2011, 04:44:28 PM

HDDErase works as well.  It will issue a secure erase command to the drive telling it to wipe itself by overwritting the entire span.  You will need to restore the OS afterwards.. and it would erase all partitions.. so make sure you have a restore CD.

That's a bit overkill for the OP, I think. It's easier to just make sure everything you need to delete is deleted through the normal Windows interface, and then use Eraser to securely wipe all empty space on the drive. That doesn't mess with anything but files that are already deleted.
4026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 11, 2011, 09:22:20 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 11, 2011, 04:02:24 AM

PC Gamer liked it:  80/100

Quote

Don’t expect a miracle. Duke is still the hero we love, but struggles to keep up with modern times. Crude humor and classic weaponry keep him in the game.


I'm only halfway through the game or so, but I agree with that review. I think a lot of the naysayers have only played the first chapter, which is the worst of the bunch.
4027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nukem Forever GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1! Demo Released on: June 10, 2011, 09:19:47 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 10, 2011, 07:26:00 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 10, 2011, 04:09:51 PM

I'd say Total Biscuit is funny...

I would not say that.

I guess it's the Magicka videos that make me say that, and when I think about it, my impression might come more from that game than from Total Biscuit himself.
4028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 10, 2011, 08:42:42 PM
I'm quite a way into the game now (at the Duke Burger), and I'm enjoying it a lot. It's old-school shooter fun. A bit clunky, but entertaining and with lots of variation in environments.
4029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: June 10, 2011, 05:47:51 PM
I'm stealing Bullwinkle's thunder this week, mostly because I'm so damn excited to finally get some A-Ha for this game.  nod thumbsup

Available on Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 on June 14
  • A-Ha – “Take On Me” X
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Unholy Confessions” X
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Welcome to the Family”
  • Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”
  • Live – “I Alone” X
  • Live – “Lightning Crashes”
4030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 10, 2011, 05:09:51 PM

Quote from: Roman on June 10, 2011, 05:01:42 PM

2 gun max is also lame. Duke is Duke and can carry thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles if he wanted to!

It's not so bad as I expected, at least not so far. This is mostly because stuff like pipe bombs and trip mines are in addition to these weapons.
4031  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2K announces Duke Nukem Forever for 360, PS3 (and PC) 2011 on: June 10, 2011, 04:55:38 PM

Quote from: Ridah on June 10, 2011, 04:50:35 PM

I get a massively skeptical vibe from those IGN impressions, he's hating on it from every angle...

And Total Biscuit is all "I want to shoot stuff! I want to shoot stuff NOW! Why am I not shooting stuff from second 1? Where is my gun? I want to shoot stuff!"

I wouldn't take advice from him.
4032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nukem Forever GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1! Demo Released on: June 10, 2011, 04:09:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 10, 2011, 08:50:32 AM

Total Biscuit asks 'WTF is Duke Nukem Forever?': http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y5Yngipvz6M
(somewhat NSFW)

Judging by that video and the Magicka one from him, I'd say Total Biscuit is funny, but an ADD-ridden mess who can barely form a coherent thought. He misses completely obvious things and must SHOOT THINGS all the time to be happy. I think he'd be more happy just playing multiplayer. He doesn't strike me as very smart.

I enjoyed the part of the game he shows in the video, btw. Haven't gotten much further than that yet, but it's fun so far without being mindblowing. It does feel a bit old in the tooth.
4033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN - Now coming back online on: June 10, 2011, 03:04:59 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 10, 2011, 02:58:58 PM

ras is not going to like you TiLT Tongue

Weird. I never noticed that thread.
4034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN - Now coming back online on: June 10, 2011, 02:49:27 PM
Good to see some of those fuckers getting their comeuppance. In other news, I just got this email from Codemasters: (I clipped out the start and end of the email, leaving the interesting stuff)

Quote
Dear valued Codemasters customer,

 On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our Codemasters.com
 website. As soon as the intrusion was detected, we immediately took
codemasters.com and associated web services offline in order to prevent
 any further intrusion.

 During the days since the attack we have conducted a thorough
 investigation in order to ascertain the extent and scope of the breach
 and have regrettably discovered that the intruder was able to gain
 access to the following:

 Codemasters.com website

 Access to the Codemasters corporate website and sub-domains.

 DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page

 Access to the DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page.

 The Codemasters EStore

 We believe the following have been compromised: Customer names and
 addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and
 order history. Please note that no personal payment information was
 stored with Codemasters as we use external payment providers, meaning
 your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion.

 Codemasters CodeM database

 Members' names, usernames, screen names, email addresses, date of birth,
 encrypted passwords, newsletter preferences, any biographies entered by
 users, details of last site activity, IP addresses and Xbox Live
 Gamertags are all believed to have been compromised.

 Whilst we do not have confirmation that any of this data was actually
 downloaded onto an external device, we have to assume that, as access
 was gained, all of these details were compromised and/or stolen.

 The Codemasters.com website will remain offline for the foreseeable
 future with all Codemasters.com traffic re-directed to the Codemasters
 Facebook page instead. A new website will launch later in the year.
4035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Duke Nukem Forever GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1! Demo Released on: June 10, 2011, 04:59:55 AM
Well this sure snuck up on me. I just logged into Steam and was greeted by a "Duke Nukem is now available!" message. How typical to not be prepared for launch day after all these years. slywink

Bought the damn thing and have started downloading it. I don't care about reviews. Even if it's a shitty game, I just have to play it because of its history.
4036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: US to Canada move, maybe? on: June 09, 2011, 08:10:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 09, 2011, 07:53:43 PM

Does a state healthcare system still have any kind of health insurance system?  or is that a business sector that simply doesn't exist in Canada?  I'm just curious.

I can't speak for Canada, but here in Norway you can buy health insurance, though it doesn't appear to be very common. I got a health insurance plan as part of my new job 2 months ago, which guarantees me faster treatment and second opinions. I tore a ligament in my knee two years ago which required an operation. I got scheduled for that 4 months after my appointment with my doctor (I got in after only 2 months because someone else dropped out). With my current insurance I'd be on the operating table within a month or so.

There are plenty of private clinics, btw. I've been sent to them by regular doctors a couple of times. The state still covers my expenses, but I've also got the option of paying for better service.

Not that I'm complaining. I'm very happy with how the health care system here dealt with my knee injury. That can't have been cheap, yet it cost me next to nothing.
4037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 09, 2011, 07:28:37 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 09, 2011, 07:25:45 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 09, 2011, 07:18:25 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 09, 2011, 07:03:30 PM

I think it's also interesting to notice that, rather than push resolution past 1080p, HDTV tech is going in the direction of adding augmentative tech such as 3D or network/streaming capabilities. It seems, at least in that regard, a wall has been hit.

Nonsense! There's a new format out (with HDMI 1.4) that supports resolutions of up to 4096×2160p. It's pretty new so far, but TV manufacturers seem to be slowly pushing in that direction, and there are TVs that support it.

Wow. Just googled it and saw that the first products were available 2 years ago? Doesn't seem to be gaining much traction in either perception or marketplace. Again, still telling that all the manufacturers are focusing elsewhere

There isn't really any media for that format yet, and publishers don't want to start a push for a successor to Blu-ray yet. In other words, HDTV tech is there, but content providers don't use it. No wall has been hit, but technology has progressed faster than the demand.
4038  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Troll Hunter on: June 09, 2011, 07:24:37 PM

Quote from: Crusis on June 09, 2011, 06:23:00 PM

Hopefully Directv subscribers caught this last night. It was the HDNet premiere or whatever they call it. Every month they show a new movie before it is in theaters. I watched and recorded it. Like other said, this movie was really fun. I thought I read somewhere that the main guy is a comedian. Makes me wonder how much of the films humor is lost in translation.

Otto Jespersen, and he's indeed a comedian. I actually met the guy once (he lives in my city, or at least some of the time he does). I was working at a fast food place late at night (hey, I was young and had bills to pay!) and he came stumbling in, drunk. I sold him a hot dog. It was a bit bizarre.
4039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 09, 2011, 07:18:25 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 09, 2011, 07:03:30 PM

I think it's also interesting to notice that, rather than push resolution past 1080p, HDTV tech is going in the direction of adding augmentative tech such as 3D or network/streaming capabilities. It seems, at least in that regard, a wall has been hit.

Nonsense! There's a new format out (with HDMI 1.4) that supports resolutions of up to 4096×2160p. It's pretty new so far, but TV manufacturers seem to be slowly pushing in that direction, and there are TVs that support it.
4040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Troll Hunter on: June 09, 2011, 05:24:00 PM

Quote from: Crux on June 09, 2011, 04:15:34 PM

Trolls can smell Christian blood? Thank god I'm a heathen!

In this movie, that would actually keep you safe from what I hear.
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