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2601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 teaser and stuff! Now coming to the PS3! on: December 16, 2010, 09:15:44 PM
Oddly enough I found the 360 version to look better.  Odd because they have had so long to work on it.  Still a great game.
2602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Christmas Carol on: December 15, 2010, 09:48:58 PM
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
2603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Great "mashup" of films of 2010 on: December 15, 2010, 04:19:01 PM
Very entertaining stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4dEWOB6THE&feature=player_embedded
2604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thor has begun casting on: December 13, 2010, 03:13:32 AM
2d in select theaters!  Oh I hope I am lucky enough to get that. 
2605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Bioware game to be announced in December (Mass Effect 3?) on: December 10, 2010, 10:07:46 PM
The trusted source appears to be EA sales.   Of course this is about the bigges "non secret" secret ever.  Everyone knew they were making a third game.  It was touted as a trilogy in lots of interviews, press releases, and heck the game itself. 

2606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers: Dark of the Moon! 7-1-2011! on: December 09, 2010, 02:32:34 PM
Teaser is up and everywhere

Looks nice but it was never the special effects that hurt the movies.  It is the acting and the stories.  So this trailer looks great but doesn't really tell us anything about the actual movie.   
2607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Game of Thrones TV series starting casting on: December 07, 2010, 08:59:17 PM
This looks really interesting.

I do find some of the comments so cliched.  It is stuff people say about every role they have.  I will still check it out though.
2608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Playstation Phone on: December 05, 2010, 07:15:19 PM
I think it looks interesting but what carrier?  In the US that is a huge conern.  However this may be too far out to have that decided yet.

2609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: xkcd is awesome on: November 25, 2010, 02:46:31 AM
sudo basically means "do as a super user" in Unix/Linux.  Super users can do everything and anything on a Unix/Linux system.  Kind of like every user in Windows smile  So it would be a command that could not be resisted.  You put it before the command like "sudo del file"

It has actually been used before by XKCD in a way that pretty much explains what it means to use the awesome power of "sudo"



2610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 4 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: November 23, 2010, 08:40:29 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 23, 2010, 08:02:34 PM

Last nights episode:
Spoiler for Hiden:
I wonder if Ellie and/or Awesome are going to end up with intersects....


Only Ellie I would bet since she has the same genes as Chuck.
2611  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 4 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: November 23, 2010, 07:51:16 PM
This Monday's episode (11/22) was just .... well I felt a terrible wrap up.  They erase Chuck's mind...but with a kiss from Sara he is all fine.  No permanent brain damage and they still want him to be a spy so basically no consequences no big deal.  Well I guess there is the big game changer - that Chuck has to come up with a new way to purpose to Sara.  That should fill a season or two.... 
2612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Settle a bet on the better movie on: November 23, 2010, 06:48:13 PM

Quote from: Qantaga on November 23, 2010, 04:50:27 PM

While I also like Kelly's Heroes better than Walk the Line, I think you're asking a very biased audience here to settle your bet. smile

Yeah, I assume she gets to ask her friends which is best too.  This group would only answer one way.
2613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FILM] Buffy the Vampire Slayer: REBOOT! on: November 23, 2010, 04:02:39 PM
Because it sells well.  In the end these corporations do not do this stuff because they hate us, or even because they like us.  They care about profit and it makes higher profit to do a reboot.  As long as "fans" go see it - with the typical defense of "it is just a popcorn movie", or "I don't have to think about every movie"  - they will make it because they only care about one thing, one, profit. 
2614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Cowboys & Aliens on: November 23, 2010, 03:42:05 PM
In case anyone wanted to see the trailer dissected a bit with the director here is your chance.  He doesn't have any startling revelations but he seems like a nice guy.
2615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TR2N now The Tron Legacy on: November 22, 2010, 09:31:02 PM

Quote from: Punisher on November 22, 2010, 08:23:40 PM

Anyone know why it is so hard to find the original movie? You would think that with this around the corner they would have re-released it or something.
i can only find $90 versions floating around.... just need a basic DVD or BR version so that my family can see the original before watching this one...

Some speculation is it is Disney's doing
2616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the hell have I done? I've just signed up for an IRONMAN. on: November 22, 2010, 06:27:41 PM
I can't wait to read how it went! 
2617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple's 3Q10 Event on: November 22, 2010, 03:04:10 PM
I don't know why but I am hesitant to update.  I think I will let it sit for a week and see what people think.

2618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [IPAD/Iphone/] Rage HD on: November 22, 2010, 02:33:18 PM
I got it for the ipad and I didn't like it much as a game but it sure was pretty.  I often wanted to aim at things but was pulled away.  I guess that keeps the frantic pacing but that isn't how I play shooters so that failed me but it does show what the platform can do.

2619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest disappointment / surprise game of the year? on: November 22, 2010, 02:25:49 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 21, 2010, 10:43:15 PM

1) Red Dead Redemption - feel apart and got boring/repetitive once you got to Mexico.  I just stopped playing there.

I couldn't figure out if I somehow did something wrong in RDR.  When I got to Mexico I got a tutorial in dueling, however I had been playing for like 20 hours at that point and had a ton of duels.  I think somehow they expected you to get to Mexico much earlier in the game, which would have made it feel fresher.

 
2620  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 19, 2010, 09:38:30 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 19, 2010, 09:23:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 19, 2010, 09:06:14 PM

Quote
Also, the father should be in the picture instead of him

Taking credit? Tongue

I've never been to Alabama.

Her names Alabama?
2621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [IPAD/Iphone/] Rage HD on: November 18, 2010, 09:41:38 PM
Carmack is truely a master of the brown/grey color palette.  Every time I think - "he has to use green for that!"  He finds a way to make it brown.

2622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP 2 on: November 17, 2010, 09:21:05 PM
Looks uncomfortable to hold, much like the Go.  They don't seem to care about ergonomics at Sony.
2623  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Cowboys vs. Aliens on: November 17, 2010, 08:04:48 PM
That looks really interesting. 

2624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 4 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: November 17, 2010, 05:35:22 PM
Chuck lost the Intersect?!  That is just so surprising and novel.  Oh wait no it isn't. It is like when Lex Luthor pulls out Kryptonite, or Batman loses his belt, or every other time they produce some "twist" to cause a superhero to lose their power.  It is really overdone.   They have even already done it in Chuck.  I wish they went with a different plot.
2625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: November 17, 2010, 03:14:17 AM
I thought it was ok but not spectacular.  I didn't see any ring powers which made me think "cool". It just looked average.  Still a lot better than Wolverine, Ryan's last super hero movie.

2626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: November 16, 2010, 05:02:50 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 16, 2010, 03:41:38 PM

I'm under no illusion that the Kinect was a must buy.  Especially on release with the lackluster line up of games they released with it.  Also, the response when using your hands to select things on the screen is sluggish, to say the least.  The lag is a little too much for my tastes.

That being said, I'm still enjoying it.  I'm certain that it will only get better with time.



Like the Kin!  Or the Zune!  M$ has a great history of sticking by hardware.....  slywink
2627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: November 12, 2010, 06:37:26 PM

Quote from: msteelers on November 12, 2010, 04:06:26 PM

True, it is limiting in at least that one area that the Wii and the Move can both achieve. However, the Kinect also has unique abilities that the Wii and Move cannot replicate. Personally, I think the kinect is more exciting because it can do things that the others cannot, while also leaving me my regular controller for anything that the kinect cannot do. That to me gives the kinect more value. Not that I'm rushing out to buy it though...

It certainly has unique abilities but so did/does the Wii and I have only seen a handful of games that really tap that uniqueness.   I will be most interested in seeing what is out for the Kinect next holiday season.   
2628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: November 12, 2010, 02:14:30 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 12, 2010, 12:32:58 AM

The Kinect to me still looks like an incredible amount of untapped potential.  These opening games are decent but to me just seem like appetizers to what we should be getting with some proper software development.

Dance Central is well designed, but I'd like to see some kind of overlay of what I'm doing to see how closely it's matching what I see on screen.  The "gameplay" is kind of disconnected in that sense, since there's no direct matching of your actions to what you see on screen.  Contrast this to table tennis, where you clearly see your own motions as they affect the gameplay.  I'd like to see more of that style, but taken to the next level into realms where only videogames can take you.

I saw a video demoing the Harry Potter game, which I think is a good next step in the right direction.  I want games where the motions I make are mirrored on screen and give me the illusion that my physical action is casting a spell or doing something really cool (not just hitting a ping pong ball).  As I mentioned earlier, I could see a Star Wars type game really going to the next level if it allowed you to somehow feel like you were actually wielding the lightsaber(s) and your movement directed the combat.  Your motion dodges lasers, your hand gestures dictate force pushes, and your slashing motions swing the lightsaber(s) where you want.

How are you going to walk in these games?  Seriously, lightsaber fighting will be great but how do I run through a crowd of storm troopers? Just walk in place? 
2629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boycott Amazon.com: Purveyor of Pedophile Literature on: November 11, 2010, 04:40:56 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on November 11, 2010, 03:34:01 PM

People complain that I'm suggesting they should shut up about things that make them angry, about things that are wrong.  I don't believe that.  I do, however, believe that people should reflect on the natural and probable consequences of their actions, and should consider whether they are actually Fighting Evil or merely venting and posturing and otherwise constructing the edifice of their own self-image.

Let me add I am completely, utterly, irrevocably guilty of sometimes doing this myself, as much as anyone else.

It's fun to be righteously angry.  In this instance, righteous anger, enjoyably indulged, put a not-insubstantial amount of money in a pedophile's pocket and widely disseminated his advice on getting away with pedophilia.  That was the natural, probable, and foreseeable consequence of indulging in righteous anger.

So what is your opinion of the appropriate response to this? 
2630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on: November 11, 2010, 02:31:34 PM
It is always amazing to me to watch spin.  When you make your own engine it is great, when you use an existing engine it is great.  No matter what you do before a game is released it is great. 
2631  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boycott Amazon.com: Purveyor of Pedophile Literature on: November 11, 2010, 02:29:18 PM
I don't see how they could not pull it.  It is a manual on how to commit a felony.  If I put up a book on how to support terrorist groups through loopholes in US law, or if I put a book out detailing how to kill the president, or (well you get the idea I can think of a ton of books they wouldn't allow) nobody would be shocked.  This book deserved to be removed and it is good that it was. 
2632  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Boycott Amazon.com: Purveyor of Pedophile Literature on: November 11, 2010, 02:27:08 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on November 11, 2010, 05:20:25 AM

Before the OUTRAGE, he had sold one.  After the OUTRAGE, according to the TechCrunch I posted above, he's #80 on the bestseller list.

Please do not let this deter you from the belief that internet OUTRAGE is effective.

So we shouldn't protest things we find objectionable?  Interesting logic.
2633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TR2N now The Tron Legacy on: November 09, 2010, 04:53:58 PM
Third & Final Epic 'Tron Legacy' Trailer Unleashed!
2634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / This guy really wants another Elder Scrolls on: November 08, 2010, 02:15:04 PM
British rapper Dan Bull, who we've heard from before, returns with an elegantly-worded plea to Bethesda that amounts to: Fallout is nice, but a new Elder Scrolls game would be better.

I generally agree although I would actually wish for another Morrowind.  I found its world more unique and interesting.  Oblivion was rather generic fantasy land #12. 

2635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 4 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: November 02, 2010, 04:30:45 PM
I liked it better than last week but I still don't get a strong sense of focus from them.  I think constantly wondering if you will be renewed and then only getting a few episodes at a time has kept the writers from really developing a strong arc.  They have to constantly be expecting to end in a few episodes so they don't want to open any big cans of worms.  It think uncertainty hurts the show overall.  However it was at least somewhat fun.

2636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: new 360 dash preview program on: November 02, 2010, 01:31:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 01, 2010, 11:53:30 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 01, 2010, 11:28:17 PM

my text is fine, I'm on VGA

same here.  I'm on HDMI.

like the new look of the avatars.  farley2k's is still fat though.

Hey, he's been jogging!  



Personally I think the new look sucks and is just pointless.  Lets let people see less!  Lets make it blocky and flatter!  Yet lets also make it slower!  That will really impress fans.

What they really need to add is customization.  I know they are getting paid by ESPN to put it in people's faces but I don't use that feature there is no reason I should have to scroll more to get to what I do use.  Allow me to customize where the icons/banners/whatever are.  Let me remove Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, or the Zune ones because I don't need them! 

2637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go to Mars...AND DON'T COME BACK!! on: October 29, 2010, 02:14:11 PM
So if they go without enough people to make a viable population then they are really just going to do scientific research until they die or they could work to setup infrastructure for the next group.  Noble goals.

2638  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] First Avenger: Captain America on: October 29, 2010, 01:33:00 PM
I like them, as far as stills go.  Of course the story and acting might suck but at least it looks right to me.

2639  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 4 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: October 28, 2010, 05:01:35 PM
This week was a big "meh" from me.  It wasn't particularly funny, or exciting, or informative, or really anything.  It felt like a big setup for the mother's real story. 

2640  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Inception, Nolan's latest film on: October 27, 2010, 02:19:48 PM
This finally came to the cheap theater so I saw it last night and I loved it!  A great, great film. 

I amhappy that Cobb is back with his kids (at least according to a couple different people involved in the film) but I can't help wonder why they were wearing the exact clothes as he remembered and they were the same age.  How long was he "on the lamb"?  A week?  My kids that age look different in 6 months so it couldn't have been long.  My guess is Nolan wanted people to be kept guessing so he kept the same actors and clothes so we couldn't be sure but it kind of makes it hard to buy the he won ending. 

However overall it was a great, great movie. 
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