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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Following on: January 14, 2014, 06:21:55 AM
I figured Joe was dead because Kevin Bacon said he was on Jay Leno at the end of season 1..  but Jay calls him out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGbIMYagg4s
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Binge TV watching on: January 14, 2014, 06:18:41 AM
The only two shows I've watched from start to finish were 24 and Battlestar Galactica.

BSG in particular was so damn good I don't think I'd have been able to wait a week just to see what happened next. Was a shame to see it come to an end.

43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Black Sails on: January 14, 2014, 06:16:53 AM
Finally a year and a half later.

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Starz, for its latest original series, will set sail on its most comprehensive sampling and marketing campaign to date.

Executive-produced by Transformers overseer Michael Bay, Black Sails will make its U.S. linear premiere on Starz on Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The show, which has already been renewed for a sophomore season, will air in more than 120 countries/territories worldwide.

Prior to the linear launch of the prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island, Starz will engage in a multiplatform sampling initiative and linear preview effort beginning Jan. 18 that encompasses online and on-demand platforms, including traditional multichannel/MVPD afiliates and non-traditional digital partners such as Amazon Instant Video, iTunes Podcasts, Machinima, Maxim and Xbox Video.

Starz's pirate series, Black SailsBuilding on gambits it has deployed to introduce other originals, including DaVinci’s Demons, Magic City and the Spartacus franchise, Starz’s unprecedented flag-waving for Black Sails is aimed at boosting awareness for the show and the brand, viewing and ultimately consumer acquisition of the service.

http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/starz-waves-marketing-flag-black-sails/147655
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] From Dusk Till Dawn on: January 13, 2014, 06:29:25 AM


Movie was a classic, IMO. Looking forward to what they can pull off turning it into an entire TV series.
45  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Steven Seagal says he may run for Arizona governor on: January 05, 2014, 10:17:29 PM
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Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.

The "Marked for Death" actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state's highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America.

The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series "Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County."

Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV's Reelz Channel.

The martial arts expert is a member of Arpaio's posse, made up of 3,000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputized with sheriff's offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana and says he wants to increase border security.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/steven-seagal-says-he-may-run-for-arizona-governor/

I hope not.. not because of politics, but because I like his movies and him being gone for 4-8 years means by the time he gets back to movies again he'll be playing in Grumpy Old Men 3.
Don't need a deju vu of Arnold Schwarzenegger who left Terminator fans hanging.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Following on: January 03, 2014, 11:53:48 PM
Loved Season 1, so watching Season 2 is a given.

I'm hoping somehow Joe survived.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Helix on: January 03, 2014, 11:49:33 PM
7 more days  drool



48  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 21, 2013, 07:19:49 AM
The Stand with Phil Robertson facebook page already has 1.4 million likes.

I'm sure A&E will bring him back, especially with the family saying they can't imagine the show going on without him. They pull in too many viewers to simply pull the plug on the show.

Personally, could care less about Duck Dynasty or what Phil Robertson thinks. He has his own personal views, that he talked about outside of the show and off the air, so who cares if he's a born again Christian who thinks homosexuality is a sin?

When President Obama said he believed marriage was between a man and a woman, that was his own personal belief. (Which has changed it seems.) I don't agree with it, but completely respect his right to think whatever he wants.

Don't like Robertson? Seems like the easiest solution to that is simply to not watch the show. (Which ironically are probably the same ones complaining.) Apparently his supporters like him all the more and aren't going to ditch the show anytime soon. If anything, the opposite has happened.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 01, 2013, 12:48:59 PM
What a shame, such a great actor gone far too soon.

Rarely do celebrity deaths "touch" me, and the only other one that comes to mind was the Crocodile Hunter.. but this really made a good day into a bad day.

RIP Paul.  icon_frown
50  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on: November 26, 2013, 11:02:25 PM
Worth pointing out this is also coming to Android and Windows Phone.

Definitely going to pick up a copy, probably one of the best games I played on the PS2 back in the day.
51  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sheriff Joe institutes vegetarian meals for inmates on: November 22, 2013, 04:46:45 PM
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Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has issued a bold threat to any unpatriotic inmates in his jails.

According to CBS5, Arpaio is threatening to put any inmates who deface or vandalize the American flag on a diet of only bread and water. Arpaio told CBS5 10 inmates are already on the bread-and-water diet.

Each cell is getting a sticker of an American flag. Any inmate who vandalizes the flag will be punished with the restricted diet.

In keeping with the patriotic theme, Arpaio has ordered that the playing of God Bless America and the National Anthem be done daily in every jail facility over the public address system and for all the inmates, regardless of national origin, to hear and sing-a-long.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/joe-arpaio-inmates_n_4254344.html

How long until someone sues?
52  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Sex-change parliamentarian is now a lesbian on: November 20, 2013, 06:09:37 PM
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Britain's first sex-change parliamentarian has told how she became a lesbian after she was raped.

Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire, 45, was born a boy but had gender reassignment surgery on the NHS 18 years ago.

Today she revealed how four years after the operation, just as she was beginning to find women attractive, she was raped by a man, and subsequently realised she was a lesbian.

Miss Sinclaire said that she had begun to feel attracted to women shortly before the attack, and had her first sexual experience with a woman with a lesbian she met playing pool in Liverpool.

She said she put the 'scary' idea that she might be attracted to women out of her mind, but said the rape made her 'very anti-men', and contributed to her realising she was a lesbian soon afterwards.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509209/Sex-change-MEP-Nikki-Sinclaire-reveals-lesbian-raped.html

Does that mean she's straight again?
53  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS, Android] Dungeon Keeper on: November 19, 2013, 10:46:54 PM
Out now on the Google Play store.

Not sure my ancient Xperia Play is going to be able to handle it though.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: November 19, 2013, 10:43:58 PM
The Governor has a heart after all.

Still thinking he and Carol might team up, two people who try to 'do good' for the rest even if it means people have to get hurt. Shane had that mentality as well. (The massacre aside, anyway.)
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movie] Hercules The Thracian Wars on: November 19, 2013, 10:41:24 PM
Because we need two Hercules movies in 2014, one with The Rock!

56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movie] Hercules The Legend Begins on: November 19, 2013, 10:35:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBq1AupSrLI

Looks good so far.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Helix on: November 19, 2013, 10:29:07 PM
Official trailer up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIthI2sKfu4
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Almost Human on: November 18, 2013, 10:37:33 PM
Premier up on Hulu, definitely worth a watch!
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: November 15, 2013, 02:46:39 PM
The Governor and Carol teaming up doesn't seem impossible.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Hostages on: November 15, 2013, 02:44:10 PM
Show continues to impress.

Almost has a bit of a '24' feel to it as the plot thickens on just how deep it gets and who's involved.
 
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Noah - 2014 on: November 15, 2013, 02:41:13 PM
Looks good, but then again most of Crowe's movies are.
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Age of Empires 2 HD Announced on: November 09, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
One major AI flaw killed AOE 2 for me that I couldn't even have fun playing it anymore.

Anytime a computer player sent an army across the map - they kept moving until they got to their destination, not stopping to defend themselves. (No "auto-attack" function.)
You could hack and slice away at their defenseless troops until their was nobody left.

At least AOE 3 fixed that.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 6 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 09, 2013, 05:43:10 PM
Leaning towards PS4.

Haven't decided yet as sadly neither system supports BC, so it's a fresh start.

PS Plus still seems like a better deal than Live, plus if I choose to be a "free" member I can still play MMO's or use Netflix and Hulu.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / RIP Blockbuster on: November 06, 2013, 07:00:26 PM
Was only a matter time but still sad to see them finally close the last doors.

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DISH Network Corporation today announced that its subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early-January 2014. The company will close its approximately 300 remaining U.S.-based retail stores, as well as its distribution centers.

"This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment," said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and chief executive officer. "Despite our closing of the physical distribution elements of the business, we continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand, and we expect to leverage that brand as we continue to expand our digital offerings."

The Blockbuster By Mail service will end mid-December and will serve existing customers until that time.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=111077
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Selling PS3 question on: October 15, 2013, 12:13:31 AM
He might be able to create a new ID and add it to the system that already has your downloaded games on it.

At least when I created a new online ID, all my games that were tied to the other ID still worked. Just couldn't re-download anything on the new account.

66  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / [Best Buy] Wii U Pro Controllers $9.99 on: October 12, 2013, 07:06:30 AM
Looks like they're going between $9.99 and $10.99 based on local availability.

http://wiiudaily.com/2013/10/best-buy-white-wii-u-controller/
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Revolution - season 2 is here. on: October 11, 2013, 09:27:14 AM
Didn't care for Season 1 so much, though I did get around to finishing it.

Season 2 so far, as Exodor mentioned, is a huge improvement over Season 1.

With Monroe being the main bad guy in Season 1, not caring to see him trying to be all 'good' now.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Vampire Diaries Season 5 - The Originals too! on: October 11, 2013, 09:22:54 AM
Vampire Diaries good as usual. Liked the Originals premier as well, although I would have preferred to see Klaus stay as one of the 'bad guys' on VD.

69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Hostages on: October 11, 2013, 09:20:54 AM
Up to episode 3 already.  Plot to kill the President thickens.  icon_biggrin
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Almost Human on: October 11, 2013, 09:17:20 AM
Starts Nov 4th. Looks like a combination of iRobot and Surrogates.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQMiovU8lzs

71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Tomorrow People on: October 11, 2013, 09:08:55 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 10, 2013, 01:29:16 AM

Looks teen angst-y to me. Pass.

Originally thought that about the Vampire Diaries, but it turned out to be one of my favorite (if not favorite) shows.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Raze on: October 11, 2013, 09:07:01 AM
Set to release on January 10th.

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"You should see the other girls." Oh, you haven't heard about this film yet? A wild action/horror indie film called Raze that stars stunt-woman Zoe Bell (who also produced) as well as Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms, Sherilyn Fenn, Doug Jones, Bailey Anne Borders, Rebecca Marshall, Adrienne Wilkinson and Allene Quincy. The plot involves 50 women that are kidnapped and held captive and forced to fight to the death. Uh yea, that sounds kind of awesome, and we have a trailer and a poster to prove it. The trailer is old, but the poster is brand new (and it reminds me a bit of the vintage Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! poster art) timed with the upcoming New York Comic-Con premiere. Now you've heard of this film, but will you watch it? You tell us.


73  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Sheriff Joe institutes vegetarian meals for inmates, bread for the unpatriotic on: September 27, 2013, 02:01:43 PM
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Get sent to jail in Arizona’s Maricopa County and you’ll be experiencing some serious life changes. And for those who eat meat, that includes going vegetarian.

County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no stranger to controversy. Over the years, he has made seemingly countless numbers of national headlines. As recently as August, the five-time elected sheriff was in the news after announcing that his deputies would be required to carry firearms at all times, even while off duty.

Arpaio’s latest move is a plan to transition all of his inmates in the county’s eight jails to a vegetarian diet. On the surface, it might sound like a health-conscious move from the 81-year-old lawman. But Arpaio said the change is all about saving the county money.

As part of an effort to publicize the move, Arpaio donned a chef's uniform during a local TV appearance.

“Little by little, this is the first step to go vegetarian,” he told Phoenix affiliate Fox 10. “There will be no more meat on the menu, we’ll save $100,000.”

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/sheriff-joe-arpaio-institutes-cost-saving--vegetarian-meals-for-inmates-220538735.html

Wish more Jails would do this. Having worked at several county jails in Florida it's amazing how good the inmates have it courtesy of your tax dollar. No wonder this guy keeps getting re-elected.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 27, 2013, 01:24:31 PM
Looks like Taco Bell for lunch!

http://foodbeast.com/2013/09/26/taco-bell-giving-away-ps4/
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Blacklist on: September 27, 2013, 01:22:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 26, 2013, 11:12:34 PM

anyone catch this Monday night?  thought it was OK, not sure how it is going to stand up in the long run though.

 thumbsup
76  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 26, 2013, 10:52:23 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 22, 2013, 01:05:51 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on September 20, 2013, 09:17:37 AM

Anyone investing in any of these Marijuana 'penny' stocks? (MJNA, PHOT, HEMP, etc.) 


Are you investing in them? I am not that brave. Even if they were stronger than they appear to be now, one law change and they tank.

I bought 5,000 shares of GrowLife ("PHOT") a week ago. It's trading at about 5 cents a share. Really don't see it going any less than 4 cents, so even if it never takes off I'm out a few dollars but not a big enough of an investment where I lose everything.
On the other hand, if GrowLife takes off.. PS4 and Xb1 paid off!  A gamble where not much to lose but a lot to gain, IMO.


This is their website:

http://growlifeinc.com/

And they are opening http://cannabis.org/ October 1st.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Hostages on: September 26, 2013, 10:42:42 PM
This one came out of nowhere.

Anyone catch the premier this past monday?

78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What happens in 60 days? on: September 21, 2013, 06:09:00 AM
Counter is down to just a couple days left.

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Something is going to happen in six days. At least, that’s what the Pronunciation Books Youtube channel keeps trying to tell us. Since it first began the countdown in early July, countless onlookers have come up with their own theories — and as it turns out, the one theory we all kind of ignored might be more true than we care to admit.

http://www.geekosystem.com/77-days/
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: September 21, 2013, 03:21:48 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 20, 2013, 04:33:33 AM

I expect my PSN catalog to be free. No way in hell am I paying to upgrade (even though most of the games are actually free on PS+)  slywink

Never joined PS+, but have well over $1,000 worth of PSN downloads on my PS3.

Still disappointed with the lack of BC this generation. Makes me consider going back to PC gaming again where no matter how old my games are they'll still work.

Too bad Sony couldn't have come out with a 'Premium' PS4 like they did with the PS3 and offer BC as an option for those willing to pay for it.

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"PSone and PlayStation 2 are, of course, separate formats. PSone games run on the new models of PlayStation 2 through emulation rather than actual hardware,” explained Kutaragi-san. “Our PlayStation 3 will offer the same compatibility for all PlayStation software and this format will continue forever. Just like the situation with personal computers or music CDs, the format continues by incorporating it into new products."

Riight..
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sleepy Hollow on: September 20, 2013, 09:25:53 AM
Enjoyed the first episode and with all my other favorite shows either cancelled or between seasons (True Blood, Game of Thrones, Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Spartacus) it gives me something decent to watch during the week.
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