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2641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Book Ever (?) on: September 23, 2010, 08:54:56 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on September 23, 2010, 08:53:15 PM

I found Name of the Wind very over rated.  It's like Harry Potter for grown ups.

So wonderfully entertaining, enjoyable to read, and generally a treat for readers?
2642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Book Ever (?) on: September 23, 2010, 08:54:17 PM

Quote from: Mithridates on September 23, 2010, 08:24:18 PM

However, if the succeeding books in the series are any good, The Name of the Wind could become my new #1.

If he actually finishes in under 3 books.   If he takes a Jordan and turns it into 30 novels where nothing happens, or if he pulls a Martin and takes 30 years between each book I will hate him forever.  

2643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have MS points..tell me of game worth using them on on: September 20, 2010, 08:43:55 PM
That is cool.  They should do that for every game!   icon_wink
2644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have MS points..tell me of game worth using them on on: September 20, 2010, 06:39:30 PM
Does Shadow Complex have a demo?  I would like to try it. 

2645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have MS points..tell me of game worth using them on on: September 20, 2010, 03:32:52 PM
What great timing IGN has!

The list of the 25 best XBLA games
2646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPhone-4 must have apps. IYHO on: September 16, 2010, 06:25:31 PM
Sword and Poker 2
Helsing's Fire
Monkey Island

All great, great games.

2647  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good 'last gen' system / games for kids? on: September 13, 2010, 04:47:49 PM
A PS2 is a great suggestion - tons and tons of titles and often dirt cheap.  A gamecube would also be a lot of fun but a lot less games.

2648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Getting a PS3 Soon... on: September 12, 2010, 03:20:51 PM
To each their own.

I don't get it for the most part.  Our library rents games and won't get "M" rated games.  However they have Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Have you listened to some of the tapes?  They are gruesome and very violent.  The fighting is also very violent, but enemies just get knocked out - after having the sh^& kicked out of them...right.  However since there isn't a lot of blood, and people just fall unconscious it is all "Ok" to the ratings folks!

Still I guess at least you can play that great game!

2649  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: September 12, 2010, 03:13:14 PM
What did people think of the mid season finale? 

Personally I loved it.  I thought they did time travel in an interesting way, the action was good, and everything worked out in the end.  I have to say I was concerned at first when Allison died because they have done the dying significant other so many times!  Stark, and Kim - twice!  It is just a bit overused.  However they handled it really well.

The only low point for me was Beverly Barlow.  I think Eureka's best season was 3 when they totally dumped that whole "Beverly and the secret society" plot.   They seem to want to have some villain with an overarching plan which just doesn't fit for me.  I will be disappointed if Beverly becomes the focus of the show the rest of the season. 

All in all though it was a great episode.
2650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Six Gun Saga By Vic (Solium Infernum) Davis on: September 12, 2010, 12:57:15 PM
I wish this guy would develop for the iPad.  This looks like a cool game which would fit perfectly on its screen.
2651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you go back and live with your parents? on: September 10, 2010, 05:26:03 PM
I wouldn't move into my mom's house but she could move into mine.  Now that I have two kids and have to think about how to deal with "in service days", sick days, summer vacation, wrap around day care, etc.  I can see a huge value to having someone there who could watch the kids.  Heck if I paid her half of what I pay for daycare she would be well off.

2652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 09/10/10 on: September 10, 2010, 05:22:44 PM
I have been renting Metroid Prime 3: Corruption from our library (they just started carrying games). It is a lot of fun.  Looks bad by today's standards but just a lot of fun to play.

2653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 2 to be on the PSP! [updated with in game footage!] on: September 07, 2010, 02:43:19 PM
I have only played a few missions but I like it.  The only think I don't like is that you sometimes have to restart a level once you know the layout.  This happens in a lot of SRPGs so it isn't a deal breaker but it is annoying.

For example in one mission you are told to defeat a tank and they talk about blowing stuff up near the tank.  I played VC1 though so I brought along my lancers - except you really need to start with shocktroppers and scouts to clear the people out of the first two "mini maps"   Since I didn't start with enough I had to reload.  Not terrible but somewhat annoying.
2654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 3 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: September 03, 2010, 03:00:28 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 02, 2010, 09:18:34 PM

Some photos from the season premiere...
*Yes, I'm sorry, Linda Hamilton is now Old (just shy of 54).  icon_eek

Wait, the woman playing the mother of a 30 something geek isn't a 20 something hotty?  Why not?  That doesn't make any sense.

edit....I said that before I checked the photos.  Now that I have seen them I agree she has not aged well

2655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due probably next October! on: September 03, 2010, 02:42:08 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 03, 2010, 01:51:59 PM

Harley - "You said it was this big!  You liar!
2656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What game do you regret not playing? on: August 31, 2010, 05:02:07 PM
I miss PC games now that I never seem to have time to use the PC.
2657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: August 31, 2010, 04:56:45 PM
I liked him fine in Stargate but I hate him in Eureka.  Perhaps it is because they told him to keep that stupid grin on his face all the time. 

2658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: August 31, 2010, 04:28:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 31, 2010, 05:16:26 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 31, 2010, 04:05:26 AM

Daehawk, I would tell you that they change actors, but you wouldn't read it until it was too late.

I was expecting that to be a running gag where they change him every episode.

That would be a lot funnier than the guy then got for the roll.  I dislike him greatly.  I can't imagine that the first guy they had was demanding so much money they needed to drop him. 
2659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: August 30, 2010, 05:10:41 PM
While US studios have screwed up many British shows (Coupling, Faulty Towers, etc.)  they have done a pretty good job with The Office.
2660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: August 30, 2010, 03:25:54 PM
This is why I like to just wait until it hits DVD.  It drives me nuts to get half a season and then wait a few months until the rest.

What did everyone think of "The Ex-Files"?  I found it one of the better episodes of the season, but I like the light hearted stuff a lot better than the attempts at tension like the zombie episode.  I also really, really like the banter with Stark and Jack.  I miss Stark because he was one of the only people who hated Jack - or at least picked on him a lot.  

2661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix on iPhone and iPod Touch on: August 26, 2010, 08:41:33 PM
I have been using a Netflix app on my iPad since I got it so I don't exactly know what this new app means but I will install it and see what is up.

2662  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / PRICE DROP FS: Nexus One w/ car dock and two batteries on: August 20, 2010, 06:13:10 PM
I bought this off ebay a couple months ago and I just don't love it like I did my iPhone so I would like to sell it.  Since it is a perfectly working phone and is pound for pound one of the best phones on the market now I want to get what I paid off ebay for it so the price is $400.  I have never sold anything for that much but it feels like a fair price when I look at N1s for sale right now on ebay.

Here is a link to my local Craigslist add which has photos.  I thought those might help more than anything else I can say.

PM me if you are interested.

Oh and I plan to buy an iPhone 3GS for around $300-350 and pocket the hundred so if you have an iPhone 3gs and want to offer trade+cash I would be interested.

2663  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Teila Tequila gets destroyed on: August 18, 2010, 02:45:08 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 18, 2010, 12:36:58 AM

Just do some research on her past...and imagine that your daughters grow up to be just like her.  Kids emulate the trash they see on TV. 

If you don't believe me, spend some time in our wonderful public school systems.  Society is heading to a scary place.

Perhaps I don't understand.  Your saying a woman who is "trashy" is bad but a bunch of guys who try to violently attack her are good?  Then you say that society is scary?  Yeah it is because some people seem to feel that violent attack is justified if you don't like someone's stage act - not because some stage acts suck.

2664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due probably next October! on: August 06, 2010, 08:48:55 PM
I hope they have the "Bat Shark Repellent" from that 60s movie. 
2665  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: is The Crystal Skull watchable?..Indy 4 on: August 06, 2010, 08:23:15 PM
They were lazy monkeys. 
2666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: is The Crystal Skull watchable?..Indy 4 on: August 06, 2010, 04:44:22 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 06, 2010, 04:05:56 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 06, 2010, 03:52:39 PM


Indiana Jones is an achaeologist.  He searches for historical artifacts and enjoys hunting for artifacts based upon popular legends and that have some historical significance.  The Holy Grail and The Ark of the Covenant are based upon historical legends and have at least some basis in archaeology.  Edit:  Sorry, missed the spoiler.  
Spoiler for Hiden:
Alien ships buried in the jungle do not.
The conclusion in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crap does not.  That I believe is the main discrepancy in the series irritating fans.  

Neither one is remotely true so I find them interchangeable. 
2667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: is The Crystal Skull watchable?..Indy 4 on: August 06, 2010, 03:52:39 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
I guess to me the idea that God created a box which contains souls of people, or a cup which heals because it contained Christ's blood is just as implausible as a giant space ship buried underground.

2668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: is The Crystal Skull watchable?..Indy 4 on: August 06, 2010, 02:21:22 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 06, 2010, 04:09:23 AM

there was also the ending
Spoiler for Hiden:
all of a sudden its a Sci-Fi  icon_confused

So the religious endings of #1 and #3 are better? 
2669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman:Arkham City due probably next October! on: August 06, 2010, 02:16:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 06, 2010, 03:40:15 AM

i am ok with "just" getting a bigger explorable area.  i think batman would make a great open world game, but AA proved that a great batman game doesn't need to go that route. 


Everything doesn't need to be a sandbox game/open world game.  AA's restricted focus allowed for a much better story.
2670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman Arkham Asylum 2 due this October? on: August 05, 2010, 02:38:34 PM
I am replaying the first one now and it is still incredible.  I hope the second will be great but how often does lightening strike twice in the same spot?

2671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy the Kid to be pardoned? on: August 05, 2010, 01:04:08 PM
What would be the grounds for the pardon? 
2672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek DS9 on: July 30, 2010, 06:00:41 PM
You're nuts.  The klingon stuff is great, and so is the Dax arc.
2673  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek DS9 on: July 30, 2010, 03:13:54 PM
Another vote for the stick with it. 
2674  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Server Fund Game Sale on: July 28, 2010, 08:28:40 PM
I don't want any of those games so I will just donate $20 instead.

2675  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: July 26, 2010, 04:16:46 PM
So what did people think of the Zombie episode?  Personally I would rate it at the bottom of the list.  It felt really contrived to create the final big payoff.  The power just went off at the right time (well some parts because there were a lot flashing lights - clearly to give a more scary effect.), every zombie decided to attack Allison, etc.  While obviously all the episodes have things happening to build up to a climax this episode seemed to have more than usual of things with no purpose but to setup the final scene. 

All in all it isn't an episode I will watch again.  Nothing really happened, well one thing but that was pretty clearly coming. 
2676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I fought the Internet and the Internet won on: July 21, 2010, 09:07:43 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 21, 2010, 08:52:31 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 21, 2010, 08:05:45 PM

The problem is, poor behavior often runs rampant and unchecked.  Rarely does someone step in to correct such situations

This is exactly what happened, though. This girl exhibited poor behavior on the internet and 4chan stepped in to correct it. Bet she doesn't make any more stupid ass videos where she threatens to blow someone's head off.

No she will just threaten whoever 4chan is currently hating.  Bullies are bullies.  4chan is not a great group of cyber police protecting people.  They are people acting exactly the same as this kid.
2677  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Server / Gaming Trend State of the Union Address on: July 21, 2010, 03:10:42 PM
#3 is the only real way to go obviously.  It is time for people to donate for what they really want.  I don't think it is too much to ask for that.  Heck I spend a few bucks each week on apps for my phone, I can afford a few for this site where I spend a lot more time.

One thing I think is important is to make it "Now"  When the paypal link is always up people start to ignore it.  Or they think "I can donate anytime"  You want people to give at a specific time (now)  The trick to this is publicity.  How do you keep people up to date on how much you have raised, how far you have to go etc. 

And if that fails sell high reviews to publishers! It works for a lot of the industry. smile
2678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kinect pricing..are you ready? on: July 20, 2010, 05:25:00 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 20, 2010, 05:22:06 PM

In for my daughter and drunk shenanigans...

I really, really hope I am misunderstanding you.
2679  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Android App/Game Recommendations Thread on: July 20, 2010, 03:35:55 PM
I just got launcher pro for $2.99  I like how he did the people widget and I figure you have to support developers who do what you like.

Now I just need to find something to do with that stupid trackball on the Nexus one.  Is there any app that makes it interesting or useful?  It is really a waste as far as I can tell.
2680  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka Season 4 discussion on: July 20, 2010, 03:28:07 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 17, 2010, 10:54:50 PM

New episode!  Wow, so many characters!

Spoiler for Hiden:
Well, question answered, Fargo is head of GD? Lupo is head of security, a nice promotion. Kind of makes up for them losing their SOs.

Sheriff--er, Deputy Andy?! I was wondering when we'd see that cowardly robot again.

Watching it right now, but this season is pretty interesting even if they retreaded already covered territory.

Cowardly?  He came in to save Jack at the end of his main episode risking his own life when he didn't have to.  He has always seemed very courageous to me.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I am wondering if this really will be their reality from now on.  No take backs?  I can't believe it.  I am also still waiting for Nathan to be back.  It is a different time line after all.
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