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281  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.
282  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
283  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
284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Funniest Thing....ever on: July 20, 2009, 06:46:06 PM
TeaPartay - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y4-5Zouvjs&eurl=

Super duper NSFW - http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=13250
285  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
Pure
C&C Kanes Wrath
Jericho


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

286  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.
287  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.
288  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.
289  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.
290  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.

291  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Fallout 3 FT on: March 12, 2009, 07:41:09 PM
sorry, for the 360 smile
292  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Fallout 3 FT on: March 12, 2009, 07:40:21 PM
for your Far Cry 2
293  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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120467/

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

294  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"
295  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Tattoo on: February 23, 2009, 07:11:54 PM
super clean, who did it?
296  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.
297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 07:08:53 PM
do NOT watch http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856288/

Frontiers was pretty rough too http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814685/

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.
298  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.

299  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)
300  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

http://www.joecigar.com/
301  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
302  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.
303  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
304  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.
305  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

Dexter

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.
306  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Force Unleashed on: January 20, 2009, 10:38:21 PM
so I finally got around to this little gem of a title. What the hell happened there? They had a great story, cool force powers, interesting locales and managed to somehow forget to add fun.

Did anyone developing it actually play the game?

I try to finish all my games, sometimes more than once, but man - this one feels like work.
307  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Mafia/Mob Movies? on: January 17, 2009, 04:08:51 PM
A History of Violence (as well as Eastern Promises)

Get Carter (the original one, with Michael Caine)

Payback

Road to Perdition

The Krays (I never found this on dvd)

Gangs of New York

Layer Cake

Bugsy

The Usual Suspects

Sexy Beast

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
The Long Good Friday

Man on Fire

King of New York

In Bruges

Rock n' Rolla

and I liked Love, Honour and Obey, but it's kinda hit or miss for people. My wife hated it.

Also, the Ocean's films are all wicked entertaining




308  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Take bets on how long my "new' 360 will last. on: December 17, 2008, 12:32:00 AM
my last replacement has been going strong for awhile now (maybe a year or so). I bought a notebook cooler with a USB cable, the kind that sits below and blows cool air upward, so I recommend getting one of those
309  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warning - This Thread Contains Killer Bunnies on: November 23, 2008, 06:30:55 PM
http://www.angryalien.com/0504/shiningbunnies.html
310  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick a space game to play/replay on: November 21, 2008, 11:10:12 PM
Evochron is alot of fun. Not as polished, but really well done with alot of content
311  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good post-apocalyptic music? on: November 17, 2008, 04:07:05 PM
Zoe Keating - Legions(War) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUDI256PY4E

Blondie - Attack of the Giant Ants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsjcqbzvF4k

Devotchka - The Enemy Guns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGs_liHHX4o&feature=related

Sleep - Dragonaut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj9IAvv32wE

Nick Cave - Mack the Knife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_2zbZwDlM

Ministry - Breathe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO0nfoV771s (NWO or So What are good choices too)

Black Sabbath - Solitude  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBT5Gwp2A0&feature=related (Hand of Doom is a good choice too)

Pink Martini - Que Sera, Sera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK_A8BR8_3w

Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Rapture http://mp3.rhapsody.com/siouxsieandthebanshees/therapture

also, almost anything by Sleep Chamber, although the album "Sleep, or Forever Hold Your Piece" stands out to me if you can find it
312  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What movie should I watch on Halloween? on: October 09, 2008, 07:53:19 PM
there is a french movie called Inside that'll scare the crap out of you....I would make certain you watch the Unedited version

aside from that, I recommend Ghost Story, The Changeling, and Company of Wolves
313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A very amusing short film on: September 30, 2008, 03:59:32 PM
that's from Creature Comforts...it used to be on TBS, but I think they moved to Animal Planet

http://www.creaturecomforts.tv/
314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cigars on: September 04, 2008, 07:02:02 PM
I really recommend The Edge by Rocky Patel, or anything Gurkha makes.

I good source for reasonably priced cigars is http://www.cigarbid.com/ - it's like EBay for smokes


If the cigar thing doesn't work out, you could always get him a nice lighter, something engraved maybe.
315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo clones: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly :) on: July 28, 2008, 11:55:06 PM
Vagrant Story is wicked fun....you can play that and Diablo on your PSP which is nice
316  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: looking for some older games on: March 01, 2008, 04:31:34 PM
it is? wow, that's very cool, thanks for the heads up!
317  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / looking for some older games on: February 29, 2008, 10:38:28 PM
looking for some stuff I missed out on, mostly spacey shooters as I just replayed Freelancer. Anyway, here's the list:

Darkstar One
Tachyon:The Fringe (i swear i had this, but I can't find it)
The first Independence War (just started number 2)
Freespace 2 (haha, just tossing that one out there)
System Shock 2
Star Wolves, either one
Aquanox 1 and 2
Stalker
SWAT 4
the pc version of Crimson Skies
Vampire the Masquerade:Bloodlines
Silverfall (i saw on gogamer that an add-on is out, anyone have it?)
The Witcher
Sins of a Solar Empire
C&C3

anyway, shoot me a pm and we can hammer out a deal. I have stuff to trade plus some green paper that people seem to like.
Two Worlds

318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Co-Op me (Xbox 360 only) on: February 21, 2008, 04:18:29 PM
Lego Star Wars is fun, and Ghost Recon 2 was alot of fun co-op. Gears of War is really good as well.

I think the Blazing Angels games offered co-op play, but I never played them. Crackdown offered it and while I enjoyed the game I never got the chance to team up with anyone.
319  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Good Fantasy or SciFi Boardgame for 11 year old? on: February 21, 2008, 05:02:44 AM

I'd suggest Nexus Ops as a good pick...it's kind of like Risk in a way, can be played in about an hour and has a neat setting.

That said, Talisman is probably my first choice. The rules are a little complex, but well written. The learning curve is moderate, a couple of games and you will have it down. Highly recommended, two thumbs up! Here's a link to the website, the trailer shows some artwork and has a clickable picture of the game where you can learn more about it: http://www.blackindustries.com/
320  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Evochron Renegades on: February 21, 2008, 04:32:12 AM
anyone play this one? I just replayed Freelancer and I'm awaiting Darkstar One, but this caught my eye.

I might replay Tachyon and IWar 2 to complete my month o' space sims
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