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281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This generation's "Must Play" games. on: March 03, 2010, 11:35:50 PM
Mass Effect


GTA4 - what a great experience, with the exception of having to answer Brucey's calls
282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spring Beers 2010 on: February 23, 2010, 03:57:12 PM
another month and Ommegeddon should be out, my favorite seasonal beer. It's the kind of brew you love or hate, made with Brettanomyces which imparts a sour tone with a crisp citrus flavor. Keep it in the pantry for a few months and it gets wicked funky.

I've been all about Hoppin' Frog lately, curious to see what they some up with.
283  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Mass Effect 2 (360) FT on: February 06, 2010, 08:21:05 PM
this one is gone!
284  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass effect 2 Launch and impressions (the REAL One) on: February 06, 2010, 02:47:31 PM
Jersoc's post mirrors my own opinions perfectly. I was kinda pissed that they just removed the Mako entirely, as opposed to fixing it. It felt less like I was exploring the galaxy and more like I was a dock worker sorting bins of product or something with the whole scanning bit.

Anyone else get crazy eye from the insanely small text? Granted I'm on an SDTV via composite, but it was still wicked small(much as Dead Rising was). I got a couple of serious headaches after playing for a decent stretch.

All that nothwithstanding, it was a solid experience. Nobody does cinematic games quite like Bioware.

285  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Mass Effect 2 (360) FT on: February 05, 2010, 07:46:43 PM
maybe, lemme check into it and see if it's something I'll dig. I think a buddy of mine played that one.
286  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Mass Effect 2 (360) FT on: February 05, 2010, 05:47:04 PM
Would like to swap for Bayonetta or AC2 for the 360
287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First year of no Christmas on: December 16, 2009, 06:45:03 AM
Are you friendless or something? We spend our holidays with many of our friends, so much so that we have traditions in place and know in advance who is making/bringing what.

Plus, it's not too late to put up a tree. Start a tradition of buying each other an ornament every year maybe, do some stocking stuffers, make an awesome xmas lasagna, buy some weird winter beer, so walk around looking at lights, send out some cards, volunteer at a nursing home.

You post makes me sad

288  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Borderlands Friends List (360/PS3) on: November 28, 2009, 02:52:15 PM
we are just past that point...i'll you a shout next time we get together (usually 10ish est)
289  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Borderlands Friends List (360/PS3) on: November 08, 2009, 08:13:29 AM
WorkingMike on the 360

my buddies and I are almost through playthrough 1, always looking for a 4th
290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Awesomely Bad Movies on: October 25, 2009, 07:12:52 AM
I think unicorns are kick ass
291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Awesomely Bad Movies on: October 22, 2009, 12:25:19 AM
I give you Superfuzz

which is only slightly less awesome than Cyborg

and that brings us to this gem, finally available on dvd - Hardware

Mechs anyone?

Prepare to die Earth scum!

292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Podcasts on: September 24, 2009, 01:07:56 PM
CBC Radio 3 and The Moth are always topping my list
293  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Most annoying song ever" game on: September 09, 2009, 02:53:25 PM
Barbie Girl

My Humps is awesome when Alanis does it
294  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for a new fantasy novel/series on: August 30, 2009, 01:20:02 PM
he turned in the first draft back in May, so I'm guessing it'll be next spring at the earliest
295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I have this backlog of games... on: August 22, 2009, 12:40:23 PM
my buddy and I have been playing quite a bit of SR2 co-op on the 360, so that one would get my vote. I got some achievement for playing alot, maybe 50 hours or so.

anyway, if you want to play that one you can look me up, my gamertag is WorkingMike. My other votes go to Kingdom Hearts and Munch's Oddysee
296  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a mystery book recommendation on: August 07, 2009, 06:53:51 PM
I really enjoyed all of Donald Westlake's novels over the years, particularly the Parker novels he wrote under Richard Stark. They start back around 61 or so, but there were a few newer entries as well.

Lawrence Block is good, I dig the Keller books he wrote the last few years.

I just read KOP and ExKOP by Hammond. Technically Sci-Fi, but can hold it's own among the hardboiled crowd.

The Kurtz novels by Dan Simmons were really good.

I give two enthusiastic thumbs up to both the Repairman Jack books and Lansdale's stuff.

Charlie Huston. You may not dig the vampire novels he wrote (which are excellent), but his other novels would fit the bill.
297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Peter Pan got married! on: July 28, 2009, 08:49:24 PM
I see him around town sometimes, at the flea market, the mall, etc...

He's a pretty nice guy, just odd
298  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Thinking of selling some of my collection (PS1,PS2,PS3) (some rare) on: July 21, 2009, 02:33:38 PM
i'm interested in Vagrant Story, sent ya a pm
299  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Funniest Thing....ever on: July 20, 2009, 06:46:06 PM
TeaPartay -

Super duper NSFW -
300  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 360 games for trade on: June 22, 2009, 06:55:19 PM
I have up for trade:

Lost Odyssey
Infinite Undiscovery(new in shrinkwrap)
Dark Sector
Oblivion Collectors Edition
C&C Kanes Wrath

Looking for:
Saints Row 2
Far Cry 2
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Left 4 Dead
Halo Wars

Saints Row 2 is topping my list, so i figured I'd try here first before trading em in to Gamestop

301  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playing older back-log...... Dungeon Siege on: June 14, 2009, 02:41:42 AM
the multiplayer world was much more fun than the single player campaign, at least to me.
302  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: anyone have a copy of Vagrant Story? on: April 24, 2009, 02:08:05 AM
that's a good point. I really regret selling my copy a few years back and i'm certain that other people feel similarly.
303  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / anyone have a copy of Vagrant Story? on: April 23, 2009, 01:39:25 AM
I know it's a shot in the dark. I'd like to rip it to my PSP's memory stick, I really enjoyed this one.
304  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Aaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!! on: April 18, 2009, 01:22:57 PM
yeah, I would just say RROD and send it in. I doubt they even test the units they repair.
305  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Dune games on: April 17, 2009, 05:34:28 PM
I have a jewel case copy of Emperor with all the cd's. I'll have to look around for the manual, not sure if I have it. The cd key is on the case.

Anyways, it's yours if you want it, just send me a pm with your addy and i'll mail it out. I'll take an older game in trade if you want, but i'm just as happy to pass it along as well.

306  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Fallout 3 FT on: March 12, 2009, 07:41:09 PM
sorry, for the 360 smile
307  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Fallout 3 FT on: March 12, 2009, 07:40:21 PM
for your Far Cry 2
308  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 11:29:41 PM
there is a movie called Vulgar that stuck with me. My wife had nightmares for a few nights just from my description of the film. The guy who played Dante in Clerks is the protagonist.

I'll 2nd Happiness. I haven't been able to look at Dylan Baker as anything else since I watched that one.

309  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What kinds of interests make you a "nerd" or "dork"? Why? on: February 23, 2009, 07:20:33 PM
I think that in order for you to be in the Nerd or Geek category there needs to be a distinct lack of social skills. People who have interesting hobbies that they delve into while maintaining a social life = Fascinating/eclectic souls. People who can ONLY relate to their hobbies and people who share those interests = Nerds/Geeks. I know math nerds, beer nerds, tattoo geeks. It's a matter of obsession.

In my mind there is a distinct line you cross before you become "that guy"
310  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Tattoo on: February 23, 2009, 07:11:54 PM
super clean, who did it?
311  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 07:10:57 PM
btw, Funny Games is a remake. The original is a little better in my opinion.
312  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 07:08:53 PM
do NOT watch

Frontiers was pretty rough too

There is an older film called Man Bites Dog. If you can find the uncensored version of it, it's worth a watch. More morally disturbing than graphic.

There is a great picture you can get instantly on Netflix called Dead Man's Shoes that lingers with you.
313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books - Song of Fire & Ice, Davinci Code, Questions... on: February 19, 2009, 04:31:40 PM
if you are digging Song of Fire and Ice, then I would also recommend the series The First Law by Joe Abercrombie - i think you would dig it.

You also might want to check out Matthew Reilly, his novels are fun. He is to writing what Frazetta is to painting, where he constantly throws you into the peak moment of action. Pretty implausible, but wicked entertaining.

314  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii games to play with my non-gamer girlfriend on: February 16, 2009, 06:18:03 PM
my wife is a non-gamer and she LOVES Mario Party

lately she's been all about Outdoor Adventure Challenge (i think thats the name....the one with the DDR pad)
315  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Cigars on: February 10, 2009, 02:48:00 PM
Joe Cigar has the Indian Tabac Super Fuerte on sale today for 30 bucks per 20. With SCHIP going into effect, this is an excellent price on a great cigar.

It's one of Rocky Patel's blends
316  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman w/8 babies..already had 6.... on: February 10, 2009, 02:41:58 PM
How can you give individual attention to that many children?

Maybe she can give some to Angelina Jolie
317  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 2/3: "I like to watch" on: February 06, 2009, 02:29:04 PM
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist was maybe the worst film I have watched all year. I think it was my moment for "I just don't understand the kids today".

I gave up on Kevin Smith awhile back, so I think I'll skip Zack and Miri.

Being There is a favorite of mine, its a wonderful film.
318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most underrated 360 game in your opinion on: February 03, 2009, 09:04:18 PM
Viking - fun hack and slash, I was pleasantly surprised at this one

The Simpsons Game - the gameplay suffered in parts, but overall I really enjoyed it

Too Human - I thought it was a pretty good game, undeserving of the poor scores it recieved
319  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Budweiser: King of Beers or Cow Pee in a Bottle? on: January 22, 2009, 06:03:11 PM
buy your dad Czechvar if you can find it. It's Budweiser, but decent

My beer of choice is Rochefort (which has disappeared around here lately), Westmalle, Old Chub, or Sam Smiths Taddy Porter

For years I was a Shiner Bock man.
320  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are the "must-watch/must-have" television series on DVD? on: January 22, 2009, 05:53:16 PM
Sleeper Cell is a particularly standout show

Dead Like Me

Rules of Engagement

Pushing Daisies was a favorite is our house

Six Feet Under


we have Secret Diary of a Call Girl on deck, starring Billie Piper(for you Dr Who fans out there). I'll get back about how that one is

oh, and Coupling is one of the funniest shows i've ever seen

BTW, I heard that AMC is making a mini-series of The Prisoner.
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