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1241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies I wish had made it to DVD format on: October 09, 2006, 04:28:37 AM
1242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes premiers tonight on: September 26, 2006, 08:37:23 AM

Quote from: gameoverman on September 26, 2006, 05:37:45 AM

Big thumbs up from me.

Ali Larter doing a RealPeachez/MelissaMidwest thing earned alot of goodwill from me.  In fact, I'm certain that much of this show was designed with today's pop culture/internet savvy audience in mind.  IE,  the Japanese fetish for scat(obliquely hinted at), the Ogrish type elements of the cheerleader's story,  the handheld video of the jump that played like one of those Toyota truck commercials, stuff like that.  I got a kick out of all that.

 I liked that they leveraged their concept for its best advantage- pacing.   They keep throwing the stories at you and it keeps things from bogging down.

One minor pet peeve, and this is just a preference of mine, is that this show should have a rule that ALL their powers must be represented visually in some way.   
Spoiler for Hiden:
Ali Larter's character did her thing off camera- boo!  Considering how graphic the cheerleader's 'hand down the drain' scene was, why cheese out?  We saw the paintings, we saw the teleporting, we saw the jumping and we saw the flying.   At least rewrite the scene so you can show what happened, that's what I wanted to see.   Unless they are saving her power to be revealed in some kind of shocking scene later, but then it had better be damn good.  If it just turns out that her alter ego did some Matrix type fighting they might as well have shown that now.



Spoiler for Hiden:
But it was on film, the camcorder that was running during the event and she grabbed it on the way out so I expect we may see it some day (soon I hope)

I liked it.
1243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Films that most frequently use the F word on: September 25, 2006, 08:17:32 PM
Without clicking on the link first I'm guessing Scarface is #1.

edit:  wow not even close  crybaby
1244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap: What'd You Play? 25/Sep/06 on: September 25, 2006, 08:16:23 PM
Rocket Slime caught my attention so I bought a black DS and the game and had lots of fun with it.  Also Saint's Row where I finished off the Las Carnales  icon_smile and the hitman stuff.  I managed to complete the escort activity near the airport as well.  Probably going to try to finish off the Vice Kings next.  I'll be looking for some more DS games to add to my collection (currently numbering one atm) as I really like the form factor of the unit and the screens are fantastic.
1245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your website of choice for Release Dates? on: September 12, 2006, 03:02:39 AM

Quote from: depward on September 11, 2006, 07:12:47 PM

Truthfully, I "use" Destructor's weekly post.  Seriously.

This ++
1246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 07, 2006, 09:42:27 PM
Damn I still have a Series 1 with lifetime sub stuffed into my storage cabinet.  I use DirectTv with the HDTivo and it rocks but there is a down side, I live in a smaller market size (#121 in the nation) and D* isn't providing HD locals for us yet and only one channel broadcasts HD OTA.  So I'm stuck with the few D* HD's and CBS OTA.  I don't get ABC,FOX or NBC HD so I miss a lot of HD sports and shows crybaby.  No telling when we might get more stuff.  The local cable company has more channels I believe but my wife would kill me if we got rid of the Tivo.
1247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I mourn the loss of Arrested Development on: August 31, 2006, 08:43:42 PM
I was watching an episode of Dead like Me on HDnet and they had a promo for Arrested Development being re-aired on the channel.  I'd love to re-watch this in HD so Tivo will be getting another season pass soon.
1248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row Impressions...b1#$@! on: August 29, 2006, 07:05:03 PM
New gangster on the block and lisn to dis

Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Baby
All right stop, Collaborate and listen
Ice is back with my brand new invention
Something grabs a hold of me tightly
Then I flow like a harpoon daily and nightly

That's correct people  Vanilla Ice returns (well really Otter Chaos but hey I'm as white as old Icy there  bowdown  ).  I'm sure I can rhyme listen and invention too.
1249  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for The Wire DVD's all seasons on: August 28, 2006, 04:15:05 AM
Well all the good buzz about this show and I've never seen one episode so I figure I'll troll the waters and see if anyone is looking to clear out some shelf space before I go to ebay or amazon.
1250  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Huge Calendar Update on: August 24, 2006, 01:23:59 AM
Well the first week on November is looking wallet walloping with Forza 2 (steering wheel as well?), COD3, Guitar Hero 2, Gears of War all on my list.  Not much in between now and then  but I'm sure something(s) will catch my eye(cash).
1251  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ultima Online Reborn...again. on: August 21, 2006, 03:31:48 AM
I do remember playing UO it seems even before PK'ing got it's start.  Back then I'd hunt birds for feathers or chop down trees for hours, only to lose it all when the server reset back 4 hours, that was too frustrating for me to stick around long enough for the stability issues to be fixed.
1252  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: A few things you should know about the new forum on: August 12, 2006, 09:19:24 PM
Am I missing a link to the front page from the forums?  I usually hit the forums first and then link to the home page but I don't see any hotspot that allows for that.
1253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What is your favorite potato chip? on: August 04, 2006, 09:39:29 PM
Quote from: "depward"
Quote from: "Nth Power"
I really like Tim's Jalapeno chips :


Kettle crunchy and nice n' spicy!

If I'm not in the mood for spicy chips, I'll take regular Lay's BBQ...yum.

Nth, I just went out and bought those.  I love hot and spicy food and these chips were excellent!  Recommended!!


Then track these down!
1254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 10 billion tons of gold on: August 03, 2006, 06:27:03 AM
Imagine how much could be found if we could get past the earth's crust and into the mantle.
1255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What is your favorite potato chip? on: August 03, 2006, 06:24:41 AM
Quote from: "tiny ogre"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "Nth Power"
I really like Tim's Jalapeno chips :


Kettle crunchy and nice n' spicy!


Hell. Yes.

gellar


Tim's makes the best chips, no doubt about it.  I like the plain old variety best, but they're all good.


Put me down for the regular Tim's as well.  I brought home the Habanero version that were very hot and got quite a laugh when my wife grabbed a few to try! And I got to eat the rest of the bag myself.  On a side note I've  just started to put the chips on my turkey sandwich as well, adds a nice crunch.
1256  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Interesting Titan Quest Mod - the TQ Vault on: August 02, 2006, 08:06:32 PM
Fantastic!  Thanks for the link
1257  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: July 16, 2006, 11:35:59 PM
I joined up with the Fearless Octopii today and managed to build my first Hound- nickname bugly cause it's butt ugly.  It also is very slow but has weak firepower to offset that  biggrin .  Did a couple of individual missions with a couple of squaddies and had fun but I need to do more SP to get parts and also re-do the whole hound in the garage.  XBL handle is OtterChaos
1258  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lamenting on the past - Favorite RPG of all time on: July 16, 2006, 07:07:59 PM
Black Crypt on the Amiga
Divine Divinity
Savage Empire
1259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you playing this weekend? 07/14/06 on: July 14, 2006, 09:36:30 PM
Quote from: "Farscry"
MORE TITAN QUEST!!!

I'm so in love.   :lol:


This++
1260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Titan Quest Character Screens on: July 14, 2006, 09:26:30 PM
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Quote from: "SuperHiro"
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Just about ready to head to Egypt!



Is that Soul Reaper?  I have that too!

Yes, same one!  It made my fight against the Telkine much easier.


I think I have that shield as well, can't remember the name of it atm.
1261  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chromehounds - NOW WITH IMPRESSIONS on: July 14, 2006, 09:19:02 PM
Dang I wasn't even remotely interested in this title and now I need to go track it down as it sounds very fun.  I work nights so am probably out for most MP action with your squad but if there is still room I'd love to join (once I get the game) and if you need the space for a more active member I've no problem with being dropped out.

p.s.  couldn't that reviewer have not mentioned M1 Tank platoon so much?  I love that game and that sealed the fate of my $60  biggrin
1262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TOP 8 MORONS OF 2005... on: June 28, 2006, 11:31:01 PM
#5 is my favorite  biggrin
1263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WTF 360, what did you do to WE9 you BASTARD!!! on: June 28, 2006, 11:26:51 PM
Quote from: "Victoria Raverna"
For those who had problem with XBOX 360 destroying disc, what dvd-rom drive do your XBOX 360 have? Hitachi-LG (have a lot of holes in the tray) or Toshiba-Samsung?


I can't answer that one Victoria since that 360 has since died the shameful death of 3 red lights and I have a replacement.  I can only say no other disc has had a problem so I may have done it myself but I don't know how.
1264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WTF 360, what did you do to WE9 you BASTARD!!! on: June 20, 2006, 09:52:22 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
THANKFULLY, the game plays...I have no idea how.


My copy of PGR3 played fine until I opened up a new set of tracks.  I felt like I was playing a demo and I had to pay to continue.



Same here on PGR3, I have had no problems with other discs so I can only think I moved the 360 during operation and don't remember it.   I have the exact same wear pattern
1265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Heart Rate Monitor on: June 10, 2006, 08:33:35 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
That software looks pretty cool.  Does it import the maps for you, and take care of everything during the download to the PC?

When I was looking at GPS things a few years ago for running, they were pretty inaccurate and it seemed any sky coverage, even a few trees would really screw them up.  Average speed and such also would be wrong as well, since they wouldn't update frequently enough.  How do they work now?  Are the GPS units pretty accurate now?


I usually just let it import the maps live from google, I can't remember what it does with other map types.  I don't have that many trees on my route and the GPS seems accurate enough.  I had some difficulty with the heart rate strap keeping a signal but I replaced the battery and now it works very well.
1266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Heart Rate Monitor on: June 09, 2006, 08:01:22 PM
I use sports tracks software for my Garmin 301.  http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/index.html

Not much else to add, the thing works great on my bike and no more wires or magnets
1267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / which 360 do you own? on: May 22, 2006, 07:16:02 PM
Samsung and it seems pretty loud, when I'm playing Live arcade games the unit is so much quiter.
1268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 killed my 360 on: May 12, 2006, 05:17:43 PM
Thanks for the info guys, I got a reply from HQ and they have passed my concerns onto the district manager.  I made sure in my email to state that the employees were not at fault and they were helpful to me in getting the whole system swapped.  I really don't want them to get into hot water over this, I'm not looking for anything more then getting my remote back.  Interesting comments Sarkus about the warranty, I had no idea that was the model they used.  I remember being a bit pissed the day I bought it as they were pushing the 1 year plan and making no mention of the 2 year deal that was in the box itself.  When I had to use this one and lost my remote and HD info I guess it ticked me off enough to go higher up the chain.
1269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 killed my 360 on: May 12, 2006, 02:58:50 AM
I sent an E-mail to the address on the Game Crazy website expalining my side and how I'm not happy to be out a remote so we shall see if anything comes of it.
1270  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 killed my 360 on: May 12, 2006, 02:45:40 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Tebunker"
wasn't the media remote a separate purchase? Or did it come packed in? If it came packed in they need to give you that back, if not, and it was a separate purchase you shouldn't have had to turn that back in. As it stands it sounds like they snagged a media remote from you that you paid for.

I'm guessing it was the 'exclusive' remove that came with the first run of console sales.

The fact that they made you trade back in your HD is just scummy. And forcing you to repay the $50 to get another warrenty.

In your case, mailing it to Microsoft was the far better option, IMHO.


Right it was the included launch day remote not the one you could buy extra.  I still have no idea why they insisted on the hard drive and remote but I couldn't talk them out of it and I didn't see any way to change their mind.  I called them back about the possiblity of downloading my saves onto a memory card and they were all for that (assuming the unit would run long enough) but I would need a $35 card and right now I'm not in the mood to give that store any more of my money.  I'm hoping that I can register the new unit with MS for service as I think sending it in sans HD and having to wait 2 weeks is still better than what service I got from Game Crazy
1271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 killed my 360 on: May 12, 2006, 12:47:36 AM
Update;

  I orginally bought the console from GameCrazy and purchased their service contract for 1 year at $50 (IIRC) so I called them up and was asked to bring the system in.  I brought everything but the controller and the media remote (nothing wrong with those so I didn't think they would want them) only to be sent back to get them also.  They did a system swap, giving me a brand new 360 in exchange for my old one so that's a plus but they took my remote and  I don't get another because the new units don't include one.  I tried getting the store manager to give me the old remote that wasn't useful to anyone but me (what are they going to do with it?) but it was a no go and I got the same answer in regards to swapping the HD for my old one.  Sheesh I've purchased 5+ 360 games there and they can't do something simple like allowing me to keep the damn remote?  Anyways I can survive without it just fine but the whole procedure left me ticked off since it made no sense.  Then to top it off they wanted me to buy another service contract as apprently the year's service only counts toward the orginal unit and once that was exchanged I would have to spend another $50 for more coverage.  I passed and hope I'll be able to get  the MS coverage on the new unit.

  I guess I'll call the store back up and see if I can get my saved games onto a memory card so I can recover them if the old console will work long enough for that.
1272  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 killed my 360 on: May 11, 2006, 11:16:17 PM
Well leaving it on while trying to download the Lost Plant demo did I guess.  

I left the 360 on overnight since the demo was D/L'ing so slow and when I turned on the tv in the morning the 360 was locked up and the screen was scrambled.  I reset the console and it wouldn't boot up at all so I left it off for several hours to allow it some cool down time.   When I turn it on I get it to run ok in the menu sections of Live and also the menus' of any games but about 15 seconds after the game starts the whole unit locks up solid and some checkerboard pattern is visible behind the graphics on screen.  Once I reboot the unit it won't load at all unless it sits for sometime.  I guess it's time to put that warrentey to work.

  If you  have sent a unit in do you leave the HD on?  I'd hate to lose all my data (I don't have a memory card).
1273  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Wii] Smash Bros. Brawl on: May 11, 2006, 10:03:31 PM
I was probably going to go Wiii with Zelda anyways but this locks me in for sure.
1274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (4/10) on: April 10, 2006, 11:14:50 PM
Nada from that list, I may get Daxter for the PSP and for some reason Worms Open warfare interests me also for the PSP.  Thought I might like Tomb Raider but I wasn't sold by the demo, it was fine but I just didn't resonate with it.
1275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DELL IS THE WORST on: April 10, 2006, 03:48:45 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
And here I am eyeballing an XPS laptop....Hmmmm


I love my XPS gen 2 laptop and have had zero problems with it.  I have the version with the 6800Ultra vid card not the newer 7800 one but it plays Oblivion just fine.
1276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sorpranos-3/19/06 Spoilerific on: March 21, 2006, 09:17:26 AM
I'm getting a bit tired of the strange sidetracks they take sometimes, AJ entering his sister room to talk to her about the Toyota Prius?  and then cursing out the TV cameras?  didn't make much sense in relation to the main story line.  Also him failing in school which I guess will lead some where later on in the series but agian seems out of place in the "Tony has been shot" eposide.
1277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout Revenge Demo now out on Live on: March 21, 2006, 08:54:33 AM
After trying the demo I think I'll pass on upgrading,  I loved the new graphics and it seemed the sense of speed was greater but the game is the same as on the Xbox (as you might expect) and I'll wait until the next burnout game comes out for the 360.  It dosen't help that Oblivion and Blazing Angels both are on my buy list for the week as well.
1278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout Revenge Demo now out on Live on: March 21, 2006, 02:45:01 AM
As stated in title. 546 mb.  I might buy this (already have the Xbox version) if the graphics upgrade is significant.  Downloading now
1279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (3/20) on: March 19, 2006, 11:44:30 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I'm in for Oblivion for both the PC and Xbox 360 and Blazing Angels.  smile


Same for me, I like the look of Blazing Angels and canceled my pre-order of The Outfit so I could get BA instead.
1280  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Vault Zero - nectar of the GODS on: March 19, 2006, 06:48:01 PM
Love Coke Zero and I'll track down a Vault Zero for a test run, always good to have a back-up diet drink.  The best diet root beer I've had was Barq's, good stuff.
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