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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Next Bond Movie - Skyfall! on: November 11, 2012, 02:00:53 AM
I saw it this afternoon and think it was awesome...great movie by any standard, and an excellent addition to the Bond franchise. Skyfall isn't perfect, but it is incredibly entertaining, and I would easily put it as one of my favorite Bond films  icon_cool
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World War Z Movie on: November 10, 2012, 12:02:01 AM

Quote from: Crusis on November 09, 2012, 05:40:16 PM

It looks like the only thing they have kept from the book was the name

This is exactly my impression...slapped the title onto a movie that doesn't have anything to do with the book in an effort to cash in on the buzz. I never really understood how they though they could adapt the book anyway...guess they didn't bother to try...

123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/9/12 on: November 09, 2012, 11:49:00 PM
Halo 4 Headbanging!
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/05) on: November 06, 2012, 12:08:55 AM
Halo 4...might even go to a midnight sale just for the hell of it  icon_cool
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 11/2/12 on: November 02, 2012, 11:50:02 PM
I'm really tempted to play through Halo 3 one more time this weekend, but I'm not sure I'll have the time to finish before Halo 4 next week...
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/PS3] Darksiders 2 (review on page 2) on: October 30, 2012, 12:46:01 AM
I finally finished the game tonight, and while I did have fun playing, I actually have to say that I enjoyed the original more.  While they did make some advances in the RPG and loot aspects, the story was really lacking and it didn't have as many memorable action moments as the first game. I was especially disappointed with how the game ended...really lame final boss, and very little wrap-up to the story. Maybe it would have been better if I had played on a harder skill level, but on the standard difficulty, I had weapons and armor that were so grossly overpowered by the end of the game that combat required virtually no skill, and I rarely found it necessary to use special abilities or do much more than mash my primary attack. The fully-upgraded possessed double scythes that I was carrying gave me so much health with every hit that I could go toe-to-toe with almost anything and gain health just as fast as enemies took it away. Maybe time has affected my memory of the original, but I seem to remember combat being much more strategic as War, and even the dungeon puzzles were more difficult.

I don't want to make it sound like Darksiders II is a bad game because there is a lot of fun to be had, but I had such high hopes after the first game that I was a little let down by the sequel. They did make a number of good additions to the gameplay (Soul Splitter is a neat new ability), but it wasn't enough to make up for the uninspired story and earn this sequel a spot above the original.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad Mini Incoming! Place your bets!!! on: October 29, 2012, 03:15:06 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 29, 2012, 12:14:45 AM

It's Gizmodo.  They're still butt sore that they've been blacklisted from Apple events after the stolen iP4 thing.

That doesn't make it any less true though...
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/26/12 on: October 26, 2012, 11:25:22 PM
Hopefully wrapping up Darksiders 2...getting close and determined to make it before Halo 4 hits...
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/19/12 on: October 19, 2012, 10:51:09 PM
I still need to finish up Darksiders 2...love the game but haven't had a chance to play it in a couple weeks now...
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Eternity [Obsidian Countdown] on: October 16, 2012, 01:07:38 AM
I caved and put up my $35 this evening...too much love for the work these guys have done in the past to skip supporting them now icon_cool
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Looper on: October 05, 2012, 08:29:51 PM
I saw it last weekend and agree that it's a really good movie...interesting concept, good action, and it's a time-travel movie that actually holds up pretty well under scrutiny. It's definitely one of the better scifi movies that I've seen in quite a while  icon_cool
132  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon - Avengers Bluray 3D 4 disc combo pack - $19.99 on: September 28, 2012, 09:35:08 PM
Good thing I haven't unwrapped the copy I bought from BestBuy for $30 yet...will be returning that one and ordering from Amazon right away. Thanks! icon_cool
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Panasonic Plasma TV? on: September 28, 2012, 09:30:34 PM
I bought a 55" Panasonic VT30 plasma last year (their top-end set) and it's an incredible TV...incredibly sharp picture, great color, and really impressive 3D. It was widely regarded as one of the top consumer-level HDTVs on the market last year, and pretty much anyone that has seen it has commented on how much better it looks than most other TVs they've watched.

Quote from: Crusis on September 28, 2012, 03:58:14 PM

I can't find a single store around here that carries the TV. ARGH! I'm not going to spend the money if I can't at least see the picture. I may be getting an LED after all. I read that Panasonic's really hurting financially.

I wouldn't let inability to see the TV for yourself keep you from buying that Panasonic if it's well reviewed. Any viewing you do in an average store isn't going to be a realistic representation of what the picture will look like in your home anyway. The quality of content is usually poor because it's split across so many screens, and the sets are so improperly calibrated, that you really don't get a good idea of how it will look set up in your own room with high-quality content.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/28/12 on: September 28, 2012, 09:14:58 PM
Darksiders II...getting into what I suspect is the last third of the game and anxious to see how it ends icon_cool
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blu-Ray Owners,Do You Still Buy DVDs? on: September 22, 2012, 05:22:13 PM
As a result of Netflix, Redbox, or other streaming options, I find myself buying far fewer movies now than I did in the past. Those that I do buy are almost exclusively Bluray and are things that I pick up because of either interesting special features or a great A/V presentation to enjoy through my home theater setup...like to own stuff with cool visuals (like well-done 3D that you can't get anywhere else) or especially impressive sound. If it's a movie or TV show that won't impress as much, I just get it through streaming or rent the DVD.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 Dashboard update- New Beta; NBC News; Election 2012 coverage on: September 07, 2012, 08:47:08 PM
As of today, I have Internet Explorer on my Xbox. Will definitely need to play with this a little, but initial impressions are that it does pretty well. It won't access my gMail account though...just says the page is 'unavailable.' Interesting...
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 03, 2012, 04:06:30 PM
The awesome musical stylings of Tim Minchin...

If You Really Loved Me

If I Didn't Have You

Confessions

Dark Side
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/31/12 on: September 01, 2012, 12:29:46 AM
Darksiders II...about 10 hours in and loving it so far icon_cool
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Dirty Joke Thread [NSFW text - duh] on: August 26, 2012, 09:08:55 PM
A man and woman just got married and are on the first night of their honeymoon together, but both being devout christians have never done more than kiss each other before. They climb into bed together, but just as things are getting hot and heavy and the husband is about to take off his new wife's shirt, she stops him and says "Honey, I need you to know something before you take off my shirt.  I have the breasts of a 10 year old girl. I hope you'll still love me." The husband takes off her shirt, smiles, and tells his bride that she's beautiful and that he loves her now more than ever.

A few minutes later, the wife is about to take off her new husband's pants when he stops her..."You were honest with me my love, so I feel that there is something you should know about me as well, and I hope you'll still love me after. I'm hung like a newborn baby." The wife assures her husband that she'll love him no matter what and proceeds to take off his pants. As soon as she pulls them down, she lets out a blood curdling scream and passes out. When his wife finally wakes up, the husband asks her what happened, to which the wife responds "I thought you said you were hung like a newborn boy."

"I am my love," says the husband..."21 inches, 8.5 pounds"
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/24/12 on: August 25, 2012, 03:11:00 AM
Darksiders II...really enjoyed the first one and looking forward to digging into Vigil's latest icon_cool
141  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Where do they find these guys? on: August 22, 2012, 02:10:54 AM
I'd say it's pretty clear how The Onion feels about Akin...
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 Dashboard update- Amazon Instant on: August 22, 2012, 02:07:15 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 21, 2012, 05:21:47 PM

http://majornelson.com/2012/08/21/open-call-more-testers-welcome-for-2012-xbox-live-update-public-beta/


more testers needed for the beta

If you are interested,i am guessing you should be quick,after how fast the first one filled up

I just filled out the application and it told me as I was accepted right away...have been lucky enough to participate in every one so far without any problems icon_cool
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 07, 2012, 12:11:41 AM
Oops...  icon_twisted
144  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Can I make my iTunes taskbar shortcut survive iTunes upgrades? on: August 01, 2012, 10:54:49 PM
Unfortunately, I don't think there's a thing that you can do about it.  There is apparently something weird about the way iTunes updates itself that breaks the taskbar link every time.  It doesn't matter if you created the link manually or used the 'Pin to Taskbar' option.  Either way, every time you get an update, you have to remove the old link and create a new one despite the filename and location staying exactly the same.  It's been a nuisance for at least a year now...really stupid thing to get wrong with the updates.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favourite series of films? on: July 28, 2012, 01:08:09 AM
The Lord of the Rings trilogy...in my opinion, perfect in just about every way.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 21, 2012, 04:02:10 AM
I just got back from an IMAX showing a little bit ago and really enjoyed it.  While I don't think it was as good as TDK, I still really enjoyed it overall and the trilogy is easiliy my favorite set of comic-based films.
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: July 18, 2012, 02:26:10 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 17, 2012, 04:24:46 PM

In case you're wondering where to see this in "true" 70mm IMAX (many "retrofitted" IMAX screens in multiplexes are not 70mm IMAX), Collider has a list:
http://collider.com/dark-knight-rises-imax-theaters/180944/

Lucky for me that I live less than 5 minutes walk from a 'true' IMAX in Manchester, CT icon_cool

It is a really great theater and where I try to see pretty much any major movie that is released on IMAX and interests me.  In addition to fantastic image and sound quality, they also have reserved seating for the IMAX theater, and you can pick your exact seats when you buy advance tickets online.  That's how I managed to get pretty much the best seats in the house for 8:15 Friday night without having to show up hours in advance icon_cool
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: July 11, 2012, 02:28:37 AM
I don't have time for the marathon either, but I have purchased my IMAX tickets for 8:15 on Friday night  Headbanging!
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring out your .gifs! Bring out your .gifs! [NSFW?] on: July 08, 2012, 08:12:47 PM

Quote from: Laner on July 08, 2012, 06:19:43 PM

Quote from: lildrgn on July 07, 2012, 06:47:20 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 06, 2012, 12:07:44 AM


RUSH!



Ok.

?? Kiss Maiden Yes ?? Metallica AC/DC Korn ?? Def Lep ??

I think...

Dream Theater
Kiss
Judas Priest
Yes
Led Zeppelin??
Metallica
AC/DC
Korn
Iron Maiden
Def Leppard
Scorpions

I think you're right on the money with all of those Headbanging!
150  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Rocksmith for $40 on: June 18, 2012, 12:39:10 AM
That is a good deal on a really neat piece of software (I do hesitate to call it a game), and you are correct that the Best Buy version includes a few extra effects pedals.  Unfortunately, those added effects aren't ones that I find particularly interesting or useful.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/8/12 on: June 08, 2012, 10:26:52 PM
Probably not a lot of gaming time this weekend, but I'll spend most of what I have with either Skyrim or getting started on Assassin's Creed Revelations...have to see what I'm in the mood to play...
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/11/2012 on: May 12, 2012, 03:27:03 PM
After taking some time away to play Mass Effect 3, I'll be heading back to Skyrim this weekend icon_cool
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Expendables 2 on: May 05, 2012, 02:56:41 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 05, 2012, 12:43:26 AM

Quote from: Kagath on May 04, 2012, 10:46:23 PM

Biehn needs the mustache though. Otherwise we won't know if he's evil.

That got me to thinking about a classic TV villain completely identified as evil by his mustache.


Garth mad
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 5/4/12 on: May 04, 2012, 08:25:29 PM
Finishing up Mass Effect 3!
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Prototype 2 on: April 24, 2012, 11:22:13 PM
All these comments about repetition and little story to back up the generic open-world action make Prototype 2 sounds an awful lot like the original...a game that I had a blast playing from beginning to end...
156  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Planet Earth/Life SE Bluray Set $55 at Amazon! on: April 22, 2012, 04:24:24 PM
Amazon is selling the spectacular Special Edition 10-disc set of the BBC versions of Planet Earth and Life for only $54.99 right now!

That's roughly 20 hours of the David Attenborough-narrated versions of these incredible nature documentaries in one package, along with several hours of extra content.  If you haven't seen either of these series yet, they're easily the most impressive nature documentaries ever produced and look incredible on bluray.  Getting them for this price is a steal considering that the SE set typically sells for more than $100, and buying the two non-SE sets for each series will cost you just under $90 from Amazon right now. Do yourself a favor and pick this up now!
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [film] Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol on: April 22, 2012, 05:33:45 AM
I finally saw this tonight and really enjoyed it.  The story is pretty thin, but it's one heck of an action movie with some really great set pieces and solid performances all around. The other films in the series have been so varied that I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I think it's one of the best so far.  I'd say Brad Bird did a really great job for his first live action film icon_cool

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 09, 2012, 05:40:55 AM

My biggest beef is that you shouldn't pay attention to the opening sequence, as it tips away most of the set pieces in the film. 

I watched this on bluray and the video clips used in the main menu do the same thing.  Impressive shots from key events in the film should not be used in menus just because they look cool mad
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: xkcd is awesome on: April 21, 2012, 03:00:36 PM
I part of me really doesn't like the idea of bringing something non-xkcd into this thread, but it just seems to fit the theme so well...needs to be seen by people who will appreciate it  icon_wink

159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 21, 2012, 02:39:51 PM
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 4/20/2012 on: April 21, 2012, 02:37:12 PM
Mass Effect 3...got pulled away for quite a while and it's been bugging me that I haven't been able to play.  I'll be fixing that problem this weekend! icon_cool
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