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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 17, 2014, 02:26:15 AM
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 24, 2014, 01:49:39 PM
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: May 22, 2014, 09:20:22 PM
While I enjoyed the final two challenges as they were pretty close, I really could not stand Tony and was disappointed that he made it to the final tribal and that he won. I love "bitter" jurys as they provide a check and balance versus dickheads like Tony (not this time though unfortunately). I would have much rather preferred a kass/woo showdown as there actually might have been some drama in the final vote.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Survivor 2014: Brawn, Beauty and No Brains! on: May 15, 2014, 12:21:36 PM

Quote from: Lee on May 15, 2014, 04:14:07 AM

Why didn't Tony give away his normal idol?

I liked Kass, but she really does not have a clue what she is doing as far as the game goes. And you would think a lawyer would be a more professional.

Edit: just read Tony voted for Trish?? Why would he do that?

He didn't give it away because he wanted to better sell his plan that the special power of his remaining idol is that he can play it next round. Not sure why he felt he could not pull that off while giving the normal one to trish last night but, well he is not that good a strategist imho. Not sure why he voted for Trish though. I assume he knew how the cookie was gonna crumble (maybe Woo told him?) and just decided to play along in an attempt to get more jury votes somehow. Again showing how stupid he is as a vote for Kass would have assured him Trish's jury vote more than likely.

I think Kass is doing a pretty good job, especially considering where she was at midway through the season. Her strat of telling Woo Tony's plan to take her to top 3 worked out very well for her. It put tony on the defensive and drove a much-needed wedge between tony and woo. Had she not done that, she very well could have been sent home last night.

5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: February 10, 2014, 08:28:43 PM
I thought it was pretty awful episode myself, mainly due to carl's horrible acting. I was hoping he would get bit, but then realized he might have trouble even pulling off a zombie with any believability  icon_razz. I felt michonne's flashback was also pretty weak in terms of writing and, especially, acting. but I did at least appreciate the character exploration as she one of the few interesting characters around these days. I think I might try watching a syfy series before TWD instead of True Detective next time, heh.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Reacher is coming to the big screen. on: February 05, 2014, 02:44:40 PM
I had recently read a lot of the Reacher books prior to watching the movie. I thought the movie was horrible and did not find cruise even the least bit believable. In the books, Reacher's physical presence plays a substantial role in many situations and, for me, it just did not work to have a small, aging guy trying to portray that kind of badassness.  thumbsdown
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I have never seen video of the Joe Theismann Injury on: October 29, 2013, 12:50:31 PM
Worst sports injury I've seen as it happened was kevin ware (louisville cardinals, college basketball) back in March when he snapped his leg almost in half. Totally unexpected and very gruesome. ~shudders~
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: October 15, 2013, 06:04:37 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2013, 02:52:23 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 15, 2013, 01:37:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2013, 01:20:35 PM

I also missed that the kid's eyes were the same as the odd-eyed zombie that they showed over and over again so you wouldn't miss the connection at the end.  Derp.

I was figuring a non-zombie virus as well, which could certainly get them up and running again, since it seems to be the local water that's the problem (they did linger on the shower head for a while).

And clearly, Hershel couldn't be tending to the pig, since he's too busy hobbling around as the default wise man due to his age.  All that advice isn't going to give itself, you know.


To me the shower scene did two things, 1. It showed him standing over the water container and dipping his hands into it, thereby more than likely contaminating the water source. 2. It also showed him trying to cool off from a super high fever and then dropping dead from it. So the lingering in the shower room made sense to me.

Also, I am betting on some sort of swine flu that infects people, and when they die they get the bloody eyes. Too many clues pointing to that to be coincidence.

I wasn't talking about lingering in the room.  There was a CU shot that lingered on the water dripping from the shower head.



I just took that (the flowing water) as symbolism for the kid's life, i.e. it was over, just the last little bit was dribbling out. But on reflection, it could also point to water as being a vector for this new disease. Especially if they find a dead pig floating in their water supply tank next week, heh.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what's your ride? on: October 15, 2013, 05:36:30 PM
Bought a blue 2013 lexus ES 350 this past Sat. Loving it. (my first luxury car). 
 
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 02, 2013, 05:57:50 PM
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XBLA/PSN] Guardians of Middle-earth on: August 30, 2013, 02:19:27 AM
I heard that if you got the game on console, you can get the new PC steam version for free. Anyone tried it on PC yet? Was curious how good of a port it is. (Mainly, can you remap hotkeys?).
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 29, 2013, 12:24:43 AM

Quote from: naednek on August 27, 2013, 02:00:58 AM



13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 22, 2013, 09:08:40 PM
I think it got swallowed in this sinkhole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9_JWuSxqmU

 icon_eek
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: August 20, 2013, 09:53:05 PM
I thought this was the worst season and by a significant margin. Horrible writing and directing pretty much from start to finish in my opinion. Ugh.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What happens when you ask 100 different women (strangers) to have sex? on: July 31, 2013, 12:37:31 AM
A high-school friend of mine was asked "wanna fuck?" by a girl at a gas station. He said yes. He got crabs. We laughed at him.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: January 03, 2013, 08:18:48 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on January 03, 2013, 05:49:19 PM

How was the first 9 minutes of Star Trek into Darkness? I keep asking but nobody answers.  icon_razz

At the time, it did not really do much for me. While I enjoyed the last star trek movie, for some reason the charm of the characters seemed to have worn off on me somewhat. I saw the serial killer from American Horror Story (spock), the slightly odd-looking captain, and the guy that does a good voice impression of Bones. I did not get very pumped about seeing on it on the big screen based on what I saw even though some of the effects were not too bad.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 19, 2012, 04:52:59 PM
I saw it over the weekend (true IMAX screen, 48FPS) and me and the wife both thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the cinematography was jaw-dropping amazing at times. The crispness and clarity of many of the outdoor shots in 48FPS were very notable (to us) . Loved just about everything about it. I thought it did drag on a little to much in spots, but overall felt the pacing was good as well as the casting and acting (although I did feel that a few of the dwarves had too narrow a face/head). Can not wait for the next installment. We plan on seeing it again, just not sure when atm.  thumbsup
18  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm guessing Gov. Christie won't be back on Fox anytime soon on: November 03, 2012, 02:52:59 AM

Quote from: hepcat on November 01, 2012, 03:47:04 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 01, 2012, 03:38:48 PM

Personally, I'd like to see what the Presidential Fitness Challenge would devolve to.

Year one of his presidency:  Vegetables are classed as "weaponized fauna".  Fried foods replaces vegetables and fruits in the food pyramid.  Food groups 1 through 4 reclassified with examples:

Meat (i.e. Bacon)
Dairy (i.e. Ice Cream)
Grains (i.e. pizza dough)
Vegetables and fruits (replaced by Fried Foods)

Year two of his presidency:  EVERYONE GET IN, WE'RE GOING TO OLD COUNTRY BUFFET!

Year three of his presidency:  Defibrillators given to every citizen under new "Get that heart REstarted!" plan.

Year four of his presidency:  the funeral

Don't forget the Chocolate Death Panels. smile
19  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [TDS] Barack Obama is the Luckiest Dude On The Planet on: October 25, 2012, 12:04:12 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 02, 2012, 07:56:24 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 02, 2012, 02:22:57 PM

By "people like you all" I simply mean people that are actually going to vote for Obama.  I'm blown away by it.  I have quiet a few Democrat clients, all who have told me they will not bee voting for him again. 

I'm voting for him for the first time because I believe he is the lesser of two retards.

Same, plus he may end up being the only one that can keep the retards in congress in check should republicans win house and senate.
20  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 (official review on pp 21) on: September 24, 2012, 10:23:29 PM
My norn warrior in his set of exotic berzerker armor (well just the helm, the rest I put the skin of heavy norn tier 2 cultural armor on).

21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray Owners,Do You Still Buy DVDs? on: September 21, 2012, 08:00:02 PM
I did buy some blu-rays during the initial introduction of blu-ray players (have ps3), but based on how those were hit or miss I stopped buying them. Meaning, some blu-ray's picture and sound quality were no better (or not noticeably better) than a standard DVD. So now, I will only buy blu-ray version of something if I know (based on reviews) if it is a high quality transfer  (like Band of Brothers, Blade Runner, etc).
22  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: September 18, 2012, 11:58:57 AM

Quote from: rittchard on September 17, 2012, 06:08:01 PM

Quote from: Toe on September 17, 2012, 01:10:05 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 15, 2012, 01:23:32 AM

BEHOLD! Our absolutely EPIC review of Guild Wars 2!

http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/guild-wars-2/

I'd love any feedback you guys have.  smile

In the Of Swords, Spells, Vistas, and Oveflows section.
You should probably consider using "professions" instead of "classes".  Also in the 2nd paragraph "Warrior classes can switch between two weapon sets" is a bit confusing. Warriors as well as thief (and I assume all others professions) can switch between two weapon sets. Also in that paragraph, you only get 5 new skills if it is a 2-handed weapon, might should add that for 1-handed weapons/items, it is 3 skills for main hand, 2 for off-hand. One aspect of GW2 I really love and was not mentioned (that I saw anyway) is how the line between melee and ranged classes it not really there in this game as it is in others. i.e. Melee-oriented classes, like warrior, thief, etc can use ranged weapons very effectively unlike just about any MMO out there.


Engineers get less weapons but they have some turret stuff that makes up for it I think.  Elementalists cannot switch weapons in combat and have a small list of available weapons/combos, BUT they can switch between 4 element attunements during combat giving them effectively access to 20 weapon skills + 5 more regular skills.

Ah, cool. I just got my elementalist to 2nd level, so was not yet aware that he does not get a weapon swap. I knew the warrior and thief did and pretty sure the ranger and mesmer do. I assumed the guardian did (but not sure).
23  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: September 17, 2012, 01:10:05 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 15, 2012, 01:23:32 AM

BEHOLD! Our absolutely EPIC review of Guild Wars 2!

http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/guild-wars-2/

I'd love any feedback you guys have.  smile

In the Of Swords, Spells, Vistas, and Oveflows section.
You should probably consider using "professions" instead of "classes".  Also in the 2nd paragraph "Warrior classes can switch between two weapon sets" is a bit confusing. Warriors as well as thief (and I assume all others professions) can switch between two weapon sets. Also in that paragraph, you only get 5 new skills if it is a 2-handed weapon, might should add that for 1-handed weapons/items, it is 3 skills for main hand, 2 for off-hand. One aspect of GW2 I really love and was not mentioned (that I saw anyway) is how the line between melee and ranged classes it not really there in this game as it is in others. i.e. Melee-oriented classes, like warrior, thief, etc can use ranged weapons very effectively unlike just about any MMO out there.

24  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: September 14, 2012, 06:19:15 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 14, 2012, 05:15:39 PM

Quote from: Toe on September 14, 2012, 03:36:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 14, 2012, 02:45:45 PM

Maybe some professions are better balanced for underwater than others?  I'm only in my low 30s with my thief but I also feel like underwater combat is easier than on land, both for the spear and the harpoon-gun.

For my warrior it is brutal, both using speargun (ranged) or spear (melee). I would say my DPS is 50% lower or more based on how long it takes to kill something my level (and yes my weapons are appropriate level).

I get that some people like it. Maybe it is for those chosen few. But history shows, without a doubt, from Everquest 1 onward, underwater content becomes a barren wasteland very quickly and remains that way for the life of the game. So the vast majority of players obviously prefer to be on dry land. It seems such a waste of resources to develop content that is tossed aside so quickly and completely by the vast majority of players.

Well, I don't care what EQ1 did, but this is very well implemented, and anecdotally shown here, many people seem to like it. In game I always see a ton of people in underwater areas as well, so I think its just you, and not a vast majority of players.

Uh, it is implemented the same way it has in just about every other MMO to date.
Slower movement speed
Muffled sounds (with some bubble and "swish" sounds thrown in)
Reduced draw distance
Color palette tinted (blue mainly)
Combat issue (difficulties attacking due to z axis, AE usage, etc)

So far, based on my experience, I almost always see veteran and/or event mobs in the water up and stay up for hours at a time with noone wanting to hang around to kill them (prime example: that one out from fort trinity. It was up for hours upon hours this past weekend. Plenty of people around doing land-based events/bosses yet no one seemed to want to go kill it).

Whats funny is in every MMO that implements underwater content, there are folks saying the same things you are, yet within a very short time, the underwater content is devoid of players. I suspect time will prove me right yet again.
25  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: September 14, 2012, 03:36:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 14, 2012, 02:45:45 PM

Maybe some professions are better balanced for underwater than others?  I'm only in my low 30s with my thief but I also feel like underwater combat is easier than on land, both for the spear and the harpoon-gun.

For my warrior it is brutal, both using speargun (ranged) or spear (melee). I would say my DPS is 50% lower or more based on how long it takes to kill something my level (and yes my weapons are appropriate level).

I get that some people like it. Maybe it is for those chosen few. But history shows, without a doubt, from Everquest 1 onward, underwater content becomes a barren wasteland very quickly and remains that way for the life of the game. So the vast majority of players obviously prefer to be on dry land. It seems such a waste of resources to develop content that is tossed aside so quickly and completely by the vast majority of players.
26  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: September 14, 2012, 01:10:48 PM
I still can't understand why game developers think they have to have underwater content in games like this. I guess they take it as a challenge "Oh yeah? Well we will finally implement underwater content that is actually enjoyable!" but, it always falls flat on its face. GW2 is even worse than most in that mobs are tougher and your DPS is lower. Yeah, fun fun! (however I do think the exp from underwater mobs is higher, but not 100% sure). Its like they refuse to look at it objectively.

 If I was at a MMO developers design meeting and said something like "Hey, I got an idea. Lets develop an area where moving around is clunky and awkward, especially for melee classes. Also, lets slow the players down a lot, lower their DPS, lower their survive-ability, and muffle the game sounds. Sounds like a hell of a lot of fun right guys!!??". You would think they would be like "Uh, that does not sound very fun at all, why waste time designing an area like that?". Then just say, "It's underwater guys!" and they would be like "Oh f*** yeah! Got to have underwater content!!!"

27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The saddest sight in the world on: August 31, 2012, 02:57:35 PM
When I saw the thread title I immediately thought of this pic.

28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: August 31, 2012, 02:17:54 AM

Quote from: Purge on August 28, 2012, 07:45:34 PM

Is Sookie really that annoying / superfluous?

No, that would be the writing staff for this season.
29  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: August 25, 2012, 12:31:00 PM
Can't log in this morning. This message is on the support page
"We’re experiencing heavy volume right now and our login servers are under high load. We’re monitoring the situation and working to improve the situation."

I just keep trying to log in. Anyone gotten in eventually doing this?
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Remake Topic]Stephen King's Carrie on: August 23, 2012, 06:43:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on August 23, 2012, 03:02:29 PM

EW has first pix of Moretz and Moore on set...

'Carrie' remake: Moretz revives a classic image and Moore has mommy issues -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/08/23/carrie-exclusive-first-look/

That picture of Carrie looks horrible to me. What is with the blow-up doll lips? Yeesh. Jullian Moore's picture does look pretty good though. I will be staying far far away from this one.

Quote from: Blackjack on March 29, 2012, 03:41:12 PM

As I recall, King's only complaint about the Carrie film (he talks about it in his cool Danse Macabre non-fiction book about the horror genre in general) was that the blonde guy who takes Carrie to the prom (played by "The Greatest American Hero"'s William Katt) comes across as a manipulated doofus in the movie; whereas in King's book he seems to truly like Carrie, and is ultimately proud to take her to the prom. In the novel, that gives some meaning to his fate; in the movie, he's just this blonde doofus knocked unconscious by a falling bucket.

That's odd. I always felt that, at least toward the end, the movie did get across that point that the blonde guy ended up kinda liking her some. Maybe it was not as pronounced as King wanted it to be though. ~shrug~

Quote
Blackjack's digression

lol, I have a very similar experience around the same age. The girl in this case was April. She was fugly and dirt poor so wore really cheap/worn out clothes and had a general "dirty" aura. Everyone shunned her. Well, one day in PE class, we were made to square dance. We lined up, boys on one side, girls on the other, and the teacher made us pair off with the person across from you. Lo and behold, April was who I was paired with. I actually feigned a stomach ache before we even started. Since there were even numbers, she had to dance around without anyone while I acted sick, sitting on the bleachers. frown Years later I saw her out somewhere and it turned out that she actually grew into a nice looking young lady.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 22, 2012, 02:19:17 AM
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones Collection Finally Heading to Blu Ray - Raiders IMAX! on: August 21, 2012, 06:49:52 PM
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: August 15, 2012, 11:03:56 PM
High winds bouncing a huge highway sign.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbtoeiP6Jwo
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 11, 2012, 12:12:37 AM
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 10, 2012, 10:17:27 PM
This is the order these two pics were displayed in a livejournal picture retriever i use..

Spoiler for Hiden:

36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 09, 2012, 03:21:32 PM
Boss Appreciation Day?

37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring out your .gifs! Bring out your .gifs! [NSFW?] on: August 01, 2012, 09:21:11 PM
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring out your .gifs! Bring out your .gifs! [NSFW?] on: July 28, 2012, 02:46:29 PM
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring out your .gifs! Bring out your .gifs! [NSFW?] on: July 27, 2012, 02:55:37 PM
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