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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LOST - 05/04/05 on: May 09, 2005, 09:10:51 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
I liked knowing that Nadia was at least alive and well and that Sayeed was looking for her all this time.

A great episode, but this I'm not too sure of. Unless Sayid was lying to the french woman (which is entirely possible, attempting create some kind of bond), he told her that Nadine was dead. I'd thought that perhaps the agents that pulled Sayid out of the line at the airport were there to tell him that Nadine was dead/had died. Sayid got on the plane for his own reasons any way or perhaps to attend HER funeral. Just a guess, but if she's still alive it seems pretty crummy that he would fall in with Shannon just a month after he learns that this idyllic woman was alive.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 3 Tie-breaker on: November 11, 2004, 04:57:48 AM
System Shock 2
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 25, 2004, 09:24:42 PM
This bit from a Reuters article:

"It is very violent (and includes) shooting cops," said Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter. "People like being the bad guy. This is a way of acting out a stupid fantasy."

Pachter adds that Microsoft's "Halo 2" is "every bit as violent, but the things that you are shooting don't look like people. They look like space suit guys."

Because it's perfectly okay to shoot astronauts!!
Oh nos John Glenn!!1!1
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: October 25, 2004, 12:45:54 AM
Thanks for asking for input, KS!

I'm very curious as to the depth of the conversation trees. As ex-Fallout folk, I'm hoping for that style (stats and skills affect conversation options) and I fear a more Neverwinter Nights Out-Of-The-Box system - Basically a good and bad choice.

Also, will we feel we are in a true urban environment or led by the nose on a terminally linear path.

Thanks again,
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ashlee Simpson on SNL - what a moron! on: October 24, 2004, 11:54:07 PM
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Major PC Love today on: October 18, 2004, 01:16:50 PM
Outstanding! Bravo!
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA - What Rockstar Doesn't Want You To Know on: October 18, 2004, 01:14:23 PM
Regardless of the extent of 2-player gameplay in the new GTA, that copy on the box back is horribly written! Tongue
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blade Runner Revisited [spoilers!] on: October 13, 2004, 10:41:45 PM
Quote from: "Biyobi"
For the record, he's NOT a replicant and the only real version of that movie was the original WITH the voice over!!! :x

I liked some of the voice-over (Sure wish I had that version on tape as well for completionist purposes!) but, god, that sappy happy happy ending (with footage ripped from The Shining, no less) is best burned and buried!
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blade Runner Revisited [spoilers!] on: October 13, 2004, 10:37:59 PM
Another "clue" that I believe has since been discounted regards the fact that there seems to be one replicant missing from the group Deckard is hunting and it became believed that HE was the missing one, "reprogrammed" or some such. I don't recall how, but this was explained away by either an altering of a scene in the DC or simple math error on the part of hopeful fans.

EDIT: Looked it up - There was originally going to be another replicant ("Betty) but she was cut out. Bryant's line of how many replicants were left was a mistake based on an older version of the script.

If nothing else, Deckard sure takes a HELL of a lot of punishment thoughout the film - certainly by normal human standards.  smile
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blade Runner Revisited [spoilers!] on: October 13, 2004, 10:21:30 PM
Blade Runner is one of my favorites - in both the geek and non-geek way, as you put it.

As well, it took years of rewatching and, basically, growing up for all of the themes you have talked about to really sink in. And that's what I say makes a great film.

As for the Decard replicant / not a replicant issue - I glean the most enjoyment from...not knowing. The most rare and remembered films, for me at least, are those that, upon viewing, you know there are facets that are left to you to evaluate for yourself, rather than being spelt out for you after the climatic car chase at the end. Actually I was pretty bitter when R. Scott announced a bit back that "Of course, Deckard's a replicant. I always planned that." Thanks, but no thanks - I liked you better before you pull a pseudo Lucasinian "Greedo shoots first. I always planned that" decades down the road.

Honestly, I still find new textures, new angles every time I rewatch the movie (which, now that it's brought to my mental fore, I may have to do again tonight); new meaning in the stressing of delivered lines. Am I inventing a lot of the depth in my own mind? Probably. But isn't that what it should be all about?
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any other Godzilla fans here? on: October 13, 2004, 09:36:03 PM
While you're at it, seek out The Creatures' (Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie from the Banshees) excellent track "Godzilla!"

Quite a fitting tribute!

"Godzilla - He trashes cars! Godzilla - he's not from Mars!"
12  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Image Hosting Site Problems on: October 13, 2004, 09:28:48 PM
Thanks for all the responses!

Firstly, these are very compact files - 40-60k maximum. Luckily I know how to play the "crunch game."  smile

All the sites are normal HTTP sites - I have the wimpy firewall that is included with the stock Win XP package but I have attempted to upload the files both with it activated and shut down.

I do have some webspace kicking around so I suppose I'll have to go that route - it just REALLY bugs me not knowing what the solution is!   :x  biggrin
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / CG Music Thread - What are you listening to? on: October 13, 2004, 05:17:01 AM
Nothing new, but I've been listening to a lot of Souixsie recently, especially Juju, Nocturne (live disc) and Tinderbox.

The last Creatures album ("Hai!) was quite enjoyable, but man to I miss the Banshees...
14  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Image Hosting Site Problems on: October 13, 2004, 05:04:51 AM
Would anyone have a clue as to what would be keeping me from using the numerous free image hosting sites that are out there (Imageshack, etc.)?

Upon trying to submit an image for hosting, be it jpg, gif or whatever, the page eventually times out. This happens with any site I attempt to use.

Everything works great if I submit from work so I'm a bit stumped.
Running Win XP if that helps..

15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / my new toy on: October 13, 2004, 03:12:48 AM
"It's wafer thin!"
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Beer - best and worst? on: October 13, 2004, 03:08:16 AM
Quote from: "rrmorton"
I dig:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but I have to snort Afrin before I drink it or the hops sets off my allergies and I get more stuffed up than a Thanksgiving turkey.

Now THAT'S beer love.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [R] So the next debate is in Tempe Arizona on: October 13, 2004, 02:41:58 AM
Okay, I admit it - I'm a political dullard, but....

Where does the ticket money....go!?
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Beer - best and worst? on: October 13, 2004, 01:15:56 AM
Best: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, followed by Guinness

Worst: I try not to drink any of those...
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Skinny on Rich (and Gonegold somewhat) SEE 1ST POST EDIT on: October 12, 2004, 01:29:41 PM
Quote from: "ATB"
Quote from: "archipelago"

Never Forget!!

Apparently the G has diarhea!

20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Skinny on Rich (and Gonegold somewhat) SEE 1ST POST EDIT on: October 12, 2004, 12:05:16 PM

Never Forget!!
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday (10/12/04) on: October 12, 2004, 03:16:03 AM
I really am on the verge of boycotting the DVD format until someone starts releasing Night Court season sets!

 thumbsdown  crybaby  thumbsdown
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 RPG suggestions on: October 12, 2004, 02:44:20 AM
If you like more action orientated RPGs, I'd suggest Dark Cloud 2.
The best word I can think of to describe it is "charming."
Beautiful graphics, a tonne of side things to do, and just fun to play.
The town building aspects are pretty great as well!
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post the First Video game image you google 56k WARNING on: October 11, 2004, 09:26:29 PM

Had to Google "M.U.L.E. Electronic Arts"
Otherwise I got:

Which, come to think of it, works for the game!  biggrin
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game Of All Time Tournament - CG Edition on: October 11, 2004, 12:26:00 PM
1) System Shock
2) Wasteland
3) Ultima VII
4) Thief: The Dark Project
5) System Shock II
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanted: A good sci-fi game on: October 11, 2004, 04:24:25 AM
Quote from: "Balshazaar"
The first thing that came to mind, was, uh, Planetfall.   :?

"Floyd here now!!!"  Tongue
26  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / EB GAMES SUNDAY CIRCULAR on: October 11, 2004, 04:17:49 AM
Quote from: "mytocles"
hey, is that really you Adumir?  

Good job on mentioning the two-day-only part of the sale - i realized it but forgot to mention it!  Ahhh, you outdid me by including the link, too!

I bow to your superior experience....  thumbsup


Pfft! Experience-exschmeareance!

Yep - really me, though...I goofed when registering Adumir and sent the confirmation email to an unreachable address. Hmm - maybe I can straighten that out with the uppers, come to think of it.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wanted: A good sci-fi game on: October 11, 2004, 04:05:46 AM
If you haven't played them yet, howabout giving the Fallout games a spin? Old graphics but classic gaming!
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you playing now (the october edition) on: October 11, 2004, 03:15:34 AM
I've been playing a heap o' Counterstrike: Source! And I still suck!
Also just started Doom 3, an' it's creepin' me out! Also just played through the tutorial for Rome:TW.

Burnout 3 and dabbling with GTA: Vicy City to get in the mood gor GTA:SA.
29  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: EB GAMES SUNDAY CIRCULAR on: October 11, 2004, 03:12:07 AM
Quote from: "mytocles"
In this weeks EB Games Sunday newspaper circular (flier, sales thingy), they have quite a few games on sale for some pretty decent prices... nothing like Fable for 12 bucks - but lots of 10 dollar games.

that's all folks! [/b]

I was just coming to mention this -
Also! Keep in mind some of the best prices (Call of Duty for PC for $10, etc.) are only good through 10/11, so get crackin'!

The flyer can be viewed at
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counter-Strike? on: October 10, 2004, 09:05:16 PM
Mine is "Johnny Long-Torso"

..with apologies to MST3K
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gonegold Conspiracy Theories [fun] on: October 10, 2004, 08:59:25 PM
U.2.K., in an enormous miscalculation, submitted a mammoth post - the complete transcribed work of Monty Python run through an "urban homie" filter. The forums just couldn't handle it.

Luckily (or unluckily - you decide!), Peacedog and Andy have managed to sort through the wreckage and gleaned just this tiny fragment of the abomination:

".......yo, BITCCH! none of ya hatas be expectan da Spanish Inquizzzishooan Possee! OUTz!..."

Horrible, just horrible.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counter-Strike? on: October 10, 2004, 03:55:10 PM
Quote from: "Ascendent"
For anyone who's played 1.6 and the new source how is the recoil are they similar? The bullet grouping? The accuracy? Just curious if this is just a graphic port or a whole new game.


I can't speak very knowledgeably on these matters, being new to the game ,but while playing I have seen several conversations regarding the recoil being dialed down a bit, so it may be all the parameters have been tweeked.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A list of the 50 worst movies in the 1990s on: October 10, 2004, 03:49:00 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Manos: The Hands of Fate.

Oh, wait, that didn't come out in the 90's. It still sucks though. biggrin

THANK YOU for providing that link - I never realized there was all that additional information concerning the making of this film on the imdb, though I suppose I should have assumed, considering its notoriety.

Wow, interesting - and creepy - accounts! Two confirmed suicides (Including John "Torgo" Reynolds) shortly after filming, filming was done with a silent had-held camera with the voices looped in by 3 'actors' in post, Hal Warren - the director, writer, star - later apparently produced a second script, "Wild Desert Bikers" Oh, if ONLY that vision could have been realized!
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counter-Strike? on: October 10, 2004, 07:39:05 AM

Luckily I had only started dabling with CSa few weeks before CS:S was released, so I was still learning the game a far from burnt out as I suspect a lot of olde-timey players are.

It's a Blast!
I suck!

I'm with Gryndyl on all his points - I wasted FAR too much time playing today and am looking forward to firing it up tomorrow as well.

I've been having fun converting some of my digital artwork into custom wall sprays as well...funny watching players running by then stop to check out your spray  smile

Download now!
35  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [xbox] Return of Wednesday racing? on: October 10, 2004, 06:00:01 AM
Ah - PGR2...
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 10, 2004, 04:31:00 AM

edited to add:
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone having problems finding Katamari Damacy? on: October 09, 2004, 10:11:02 PM
My best friend reports the game is difficult to find in Tallahassee, while it's in most shops here in Jacksonville.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? on: October 09, 2004, 05:48:06 AM
Quote from: "Mr. Fed"
Just my not-so-humble-opinion, but the folks who have been here for a while have the place all set up the way they like it, with the couch cushions broken in just right and the radio set to all the stations they like.  Why show up and talk about how it should be changed to be the way n00bs like it?  Don't be an in-law! Tongue

My exact point of view, crystalized perfectly by the lovely and talented Mr. Fed.

I'm just pleased as punch that there's somewhere for me to turn to for my friendly forum fix in all this confusion!
39  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Xbox Live Tags on: October 09, 2004, 05:39:36 AM
Heya folks -
I've had some fun nights Xboxin' with a number of GGers who are also active CGers as well (Driver, TML, et al)

Please add me, anyone, for the CG Xbox Electric Boogaloo-ing!
My gamer tag is: adumir.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode 3 Teaster Poster? on: October 09, 2004, 05:28:36 AM
You know, as happy as I am to have (albiet "butchered" versions thereof) the original Star Wars trilogy in my possession, maybe it would have been a lot smarter on George's part to hold off until the last of the new stuff to release them...

Because, frankly, after rewatching them after having not seen them for a few years, episode III has a pretty huge freakin' mountain to climb in order to be in the same universe with the naive accidental masterpieces that the original Star Wars came to be.

As an aside, my GF and I were talking about this recently and we decided that one huge flaw in the new movies is that there are no foils, no wild cards. The Good Guys (tm) are Good Guys (tm) and the Bad Guys (tm) are Bad Guys (tm). I miss the Han Solos, the Landos. They added a texture to the SW canvas. Heroes in spite of themselves and all that.

ah well, on to episode 3..
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