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8561  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hockey Talk! on: March 31, 2006, 05:17:46 PM
Ugh... Kings patented season end collapse.

Someday sirs, someday.

gellar
8562  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Is anyone still playing Project Gotham 3? on: March 31, 2006, 05:13:35 PM
I haven't played much lately, but would certainly be interested in some MP.

gellar
8563  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSX Memory Card: How Many blocks Should it Have? on: March 28, 2006, 11:43:06 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"
Should be 15, IIRC.


Seconded.

gellar
8564  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 28, 2006, 03:29:56 AM
The long awaited GT vs BC match finally occurred tonight... and I'm happy to say I kicked the crap out of a destracted and out of practice KD.  Good game Ron.

Knockout in the 4th round, I believe.

gellar
8565  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re-poll - Sat Radio on: March 27, 2006, 04:28:58 PM
I've been a Sirius subscriber for 1.5 years and an XM subscriber for maybe 4 now.  I listen to Sirius in my car, mostly Maxim radio with the occassional Howard.  When I sold my last car to my sister, I left the XM in there so she has that.  I still logon to XM online every now and then though.

Got my dad Sirius for Christmas and he loves it.  He's a big Howard fan though.

gellar
8566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Its time to upgrade my phone. need advice on: March 27, 2006, 04:21:49 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "gellar"
Oh last point... the Treo 650 does not take advantage of the new hi-speed data networks, which is certainly something to consider.  If you live/work within the coverage areas (major metro cities), wireless broadband access is a HUGE boon.

I've always wondered about that, but for me, having a high speed network on my phone just isn't worth it. I mean, how often do I really need to check up on my mail while I'm on the run? Actually, I never do that anyway, but you see my point.


Well... I check my mail constantly, but that's because I travel quite a bit.

It's also nice to tether the phone to my laptop and have high speed broadband basically anywhere I go in major metro areas.

Finally... there is this awesome product.

gellar
8567  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anchorman on: March 26, 2006, 07:05:27 PM
I was rather Meh about it the first time I saw it, but it does get absolutely better with repeat viewings.  I can't stop watching it if shows up on HBO now.

"I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal."

gellar
8568  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 26, 2006, 06:49:41 PM
Count me in as one who hated Morrowind but really rather like Oblivion.  The pacing is FAR better.

gellar
8569  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hockey Talk! on: March 23, 2006, 06:34:45 PM
Quote from: "RightBastard"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "RightBastard"
Oh snap, the Kings fired Andy Murray.  They were playing pretty poorly and could get bounced from the playoffs altogether.  Too bad, I kind of liked Andy Murray in that "he coaches a rival but you have to respect him" sort of way.


I liked Murray too, but this had to happen.  Two straight seasons of missing the playoffs due to a spectacular implosion at the end of the season = something ain't working.

gellar


But LA has the worst injury luck.  I agree they needed a change but that implosion was usually due in part to a lot of bodies going down for the count.


Agreed.  However, they lost something like 6 or 7 straight games to close the previous season, and they're on a similar track now.  Understood that you're going to lose more when your stars are down... but to not win any?  That's just players giving up.

gellar
8570  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 23, 2006, 05:18:57 PM
Ugh... so guys, I've just been handed my tentative travel itenerary for Q2 and it's not exactly pretty.  That and me being on the West Coast is going to put a real pisser in ability to quickly move along the tourney with the rest of you, so if you guys like, I'd just concede defeat in the first round to KD.  If you collectively don't mind trying to work around my insane travel schedule, I'd be happy to beat his ass smile.

gellar
8571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hockey Talk! on: March 22, 2006, 09:10:32 PM
Quote from: "RightBastard"
Oh snap, the Kings fired Andy Murray.  They were playing pretty poorly and could get bounced from the playoffs altogether.  Too bad, I kind of liked Andy Murray in that "he coaches a rival but you have to respect him" sort of way.


I liked Murray too, but this had to happen.  Two straight seasons of missing the playoffs due to a spectacular implosion at the end of the season = something ain't working.

gellar
8572  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 22, 2006, 08:10:21 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Middle of the day perhaps.  I got roped into working Saturday / Sunday this week.  That said, I'm off Monday -> Friday night.  (My 10th Anniversary is the 30th though - no game time then I'd imagine.  ) :twisted:


Dropp me a line if you are around middle of the day on Sat or Sun... don't know if I will be or not.

Otherwise, let's shoot for Monday night at 7PST?

gellar
8573  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 21, 2006, 07:48:17 PM
I'm in NY right now frown.

I won't free up and be at home until the weekend.  Any time then?

gellar
8574  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Its time to upgrade my phone. need advice on: March 17, 2006, 06:40:29 PM
Oh last point... the Treo 650 does not take advantage of the new hi-speed data networks, which is certainly something to consider.  If you live/work within the coverage areas (major metro cities), wireless broadband access is a HUGE boon.

gellar
8575  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Its time to upgrade my phone. need advice on: March 17, 2006, 06:37:55 PM
I've used a Treo 650 and honestly found it awful for a phone.  Voice quality was medicre to poor, and the phone degredates over time.  Some people absolutely love it, however.

I've also heard mixed reviews of the 700.  Some love it, some hate it.

Another alternative is the 8125.  This is Cingular's version of the phone I use with Sprint, the PPC-6700.  I find the slideout keyboard far better than the Treo's tiny one and the screen is gorgeous.  The voice quality of the phone is also leaps and bounds over the Treo as well.  The only caveat is a) if you do turn on the 802.11b wi-fi, it drains the ever loving shit out of the battery, and b) if you like dialing the phone in the car, forget about it, as the dial pad is on the touch screen and you can't feel around for buttons.

gellar
8576  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 14, 2006, 07:54:08 PM
Gah... I don't think I can play tonight.  Some last minute bidnez travel plans have forced my schedule for the week.  Shit.

gellar
8577  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 14, 2006, 05:08:23 AM
Ron,

Finishing up the Kings game right now... how's tomorrow look?  Same bat time, same bat channel?

gellar
8578  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 14, 2006, 03:04:56 AM
YOOOO HOOOOO - KD... where are j0000?

gellar
8579  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 11, 2006, 05:33:27 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.  Bring it!


I'll be out of town this weekend... so Monday night it is.  Say... 7 PST?

gellar
8580  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Controller Broken Angry on: March 10, 2006, 09:34:33 PM
Ninja Gaiden is a good call.  Drove me batty at times.

Forza Motorsports.  On Hard.  With no driving aids.  Cars are equal... track was Tokyo.  FUCK YOU AI WHY CAN YOU NOT TAKE A HAIRPIN WITHOUT PLOWING INTO ME YAHAHRGHGHG.  It eventually made me shelve the game.

gellar
8581  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hockey Talk! on: March 09, 2006, 09:17:42 PM
Quote from: "Starshifter"
Interesting trades for the Islanders.

Isles send Parrish and Sopel to the Kings for two young players Grebeshkov and Tambellini, who happens to be the son of former Islander Steve Tambellini.  Both are 21 & 22 years old.  Time to look towards the future.


As a Kings fan, this is a pretty fair trade from each side.  Parrish is fantastic, and if the Kings can lock him up long term, it ends up as a very good deal for the Kings.  Sopel is better than our 6th defenseman right now (Nathan Dempsey), but is no major prize on his own.

Scouting on the prospects shipped over:
Grebeshkov - I was once very high on this guy.  If he pans out right, he is very similar to the Kings own Lubomir "Norris" Visnovsky.  However, in the action I've seen (both at the NHL and AHL level), he is awful.  Absolutely dreadful.  He currently makes awful decisions on the ice and is entirely too timid on the power play.  Now who's to say he can't turn it around, but I'm glad the Kings sold him before his value dipped further.
Tambellini - Wicked wristshot.  Should be a legitimate scorer in the NHL.  I like the guy... good speed, good shot.  Pretty competitive attitude, and he's put up the numbers everywhere but the NHL.  Problem with him is that the Kings have a lot of forwards, so trading him for Parrish works out fairly well.

gellar
8582  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 08, 2006, 04:43:52 PM
Ron,

Sorry... I just got your msg on XBL yesterday.  I generally don't login to it very often.

When are you free next to go?

gellar
8583  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW - Out Tomorrow in Many Stores on: March 07, 2006, 05:24:34 PM
GAH.  TOO MUCH TO BUY.

gellar
8584  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ultraviolet = Bad? on: March 07, 2006, 05:45:04 AM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "Thin_J"
This one.. no actor or actress could ever have saved this movie.


Jessica Alba saves all.

gellar


Wait, so an actress who has managed to badly deliver every single line in her entire acting career would somehow salvage dialogue worse than any other she has ever been given before?

I beg to differ slywink


You clearly haven't seen the cinematic masterpiece that is Honey.

gellar
8585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ultraviolet = Bad? on: March 05, 2006, 05:45:22 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
This one.. no actor or actress could ever have saved this movie.


Jessica Alba saves all.

gellar
8586  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New BC Contest - Oblivion! on: March 03, 2006, 09:56:09 PM
Quote from: "Punisher"
the "read more" link appears to be broken.. smile


Yeah that's a carry over from the Front Page bit (where the screenshots aren't posted).  We aren't professionals over here, you know slywink.

gellar
8587  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB360 BC - What's Up? on: March 03, 2006, 08:46:15 PM
Quote from: "Farscry_Redux"
Quote from: "kathode"
I think the bottom line for them is that they realize it's an important feature to add value to the machine, but one would be very hard-pressed to argue that it would help them sell more units at this point smile


Seeing as I've already purchased a 360, I must agree.  That said, BC is a HUGE positive mark for me, and I'm fairly anxious for them to get on the ball with this.  I'd like to be able to get my X-Box out of the mess of wires I currently have.  slywink


Absolutely.

gellar
8588  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New BC Contest - Oblivion! on: March 03, 2006, 08:02:07 PM
So... who wants a copy of Oblivion?  GT has graciously given us the permission to crosspost our contests here, so take a look folks.  If you've got some creativity and are good at teh funnay, you can score yourself a copy of Oblivion (360 OR PC).

Clicky!

Good luck to the entrants, and thanks again for making our last contest a success.

gellar
8589  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My first day at work after graduating college! on: March 02, 2006, 05:09:03 PM
Congrats dep.  Make sure you inform them of your mad ability to drop rhyemz and science.

gellar
8590  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GRAW is Gold on: March 01, 2006, 11:17:03 PM
Uh... dammit.  There's another game I have to buy.

gellar
8591  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Now Playing: Just Like Heaven on: March 01, 2006, 08:07:20 PM
Wasn't bad at all, I thought.  Of course, it had a few things going for it:

1) Reese Witherspoon - Cute as hell.
2) San Francisco - Pwniest city on earth.

The writing was unimaginative, but interesting and occassionally funny.  For a chick flick, it was certainly doable.

gellar
8592  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: March 01, 2006, 08:03:19 PM
Works for me.  When do you want to do this, Ron?

gellar
8593  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: February 28, 2006, 08:22:23 PM
Quote from: "Scoop20906"
Quote from: "gellar"
My main issue with TPC is that it doesn't seem to know when I want to cross rather than jab (or vice versa).  It handles hooks and uppercuts just fine... but man, it sucks at the jab/cross.

gellar


I agree with you there Gellar but the game is seriously unbalanced if both sides don't use the buttons. We can try one Tourney (this one) with TBC and then the next one Config 3.

How does that sound?

To be honest, TBC is alot more fun then buttons. I just feel more like I am throwing punches with it then just mashing the buttons like every other fighting game out there.


I'm good with whatever you guys decide.  I just want to fight smile

gellar
8594  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: February 28, 2006, 07:51:07 PM
My main issue with TPC is that it doesn't seem to know when I want to cross rather than jab (or vice versa).  It handles hooks and uppercuts just fine... but man, it sucks at the jab/cross.

gellar
8595  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: February 28, 2006, 07:16:36 PM
I'm absolutely awful with TPC and don't find it fun at all, but if you guys want to go that way, I'll give it a go.

I'd obviously prefer to use Config 5, but I won't quit if you force me to suck with TPC.

gellar
8596  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: February 28, 2006, 12:42:10 AM
Quote from: "Scoop20906"

Fight One
Gaming Trend - TBD - Record 0-0-0 KO 0
VS
TehGellar - Roy Jones Jr - Record 0-0-0 KO 0


Randomly my ass.  You guys just want to see The Bovines and GT go at it.  WELL HERE YOU GO.

BRING IT ON, RON.

gellar
8597  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FNR3: Official Lockdown Knockdown Tourney (Sign up here) on: February 27, 2006, 01:20:37 AM
Name: Sergi
GamerTag: TehGellar
Middleweight Fighter: Roy Jones Jr
Availability to play: Fairly often, but usually not weekends (tend to travel a lot).  Also am PST, so I may not be able to play till after 7pm PST most nights.

gellar
8598  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Worst Movie of All time candidate on: February 22, 2006, 11:35:52 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
Quote from: "Eduardo X"
The worst movie ever made is Closer.


Natalie Portman.  Naked.

Someone will be by to pick up your man card; you obviously have no need for it.


It would have saved it had she been naked.

But she wasn't.  All we got to see was her ass in a thong.  That was not enough to overcome her GODAWFUL ACTING.

gellar
8599  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - GOLD - Ships 3/20!! on: February 22, 2006, 07:06:54 PM
Fuck.  Cell Shading FTL.

gellar
8600  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tha Con$pirator ft. $paniel is coming... on: February 22, 2006, 06:53:09 PM
So yeah folks.  To win a copy of Gal Civ II, you're going to have to beat that shiznit.

Good luck.

gellar
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