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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PC/Ps4] The Crew on: August 31, 2014, 11:24:08 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 28, 2014, 03:04:01 AM

I tried all the buttons (also on a 360 controller).  Maybe only that scene is unskippable, but since it was the first one it struck a chord in me,

Yep, it's just that one cutscene. I ran into the same issue and got kinda worried, but I've even able to skip all the other ones I've run into.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: September 02, 2013, 01:27:02 PM
Sakho, Iilori, and Moses all confirmed for Liverpool. Great bit of business there. Wouldn't mind them grabbing another attacking player, but I'm not holding my breath.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: August 31, 2013, 02:06:27 AM
As we're getting close to the end of the window (finally), I have to say I'm pretty pleased with Liverpool's moves. Bringing in Mignolet, Aspas, Alberto, Cissoko, Toure, and potentially Sakho, Iilori, and Moses/Yarmelenko while hanging on to Suarez is some pretty darn good business. They also offloaded a bunch of players who didn't fit the team anymore (Downing, Reina, Shelvey, Spearing, Carroll, etc...). Not sure if they'll be able to reach 4th, it will largely depend on what Arsenal do in the next day or two and if Tottenham can actually blend their 8 million new players into a team, but I think they'll be in the mix all the way until the end. I also expect them to compete heavily for the FA and Capital One Cups.

On an aside, I wonder what Spurs situation will be if Real Madrid decide to all of a sudden hold them over a barrell w/ regard to Bale now that Spurs have gone out and spent over $100 million on the expectation that they'll get at least $80 million for him. It will definitely be an interesting last couple of days.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: August 31, 2013, 01:47:47 AM
Liverpool v Man U and Arsenal v Tottenham should be some amazing games. Sunday will be great.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just found out I am loosing my job... on: June 17, 2013, 01:37:22 PM
I got laid off by IBM last November. We should all form a club or something.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 17, 2013, 12:25:36 PM
I'm an RN in a neonatal intensive care unit.
7  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Aurora and gun control on: July 24, 2012, 03:57:30 AM
It's ridiculous that people are debating gun control in the aftermath of this tragedy when we should be focusing on the shameful state of mental health care in this country.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Books]JK Rowling to publish first adult novel on: February 23, 2012, 10:26:20 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 23, 2012, 10:00:30 PM

I was certainly one of those that considered her novels childish and it took my sister almost a year before she convinced me to read them.  I finally read Sorcerer Stone when Prisoner of Azakabhan came out and I was hooked.   Check out the novels from  your local library and stick with them.  

That was me too. I avoided them for years simply because I thought they were childish. My wife finally managed to convince me to read them late last year and I finished all 7 in about 3 months. I went in expecting crap, but by the time I finished I would rank them as my 2nd favorite fantasy series of all time, right behind LOTR. They're really amazing books.
9  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 05, 2012, 01:40:27 PM
I picked Food Fight up as well. Only played through the tutorial but it definitely seems fun.
10  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 26, 2012, 02:10:52 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 25, 2012, 10:34:43 PM

Finally got to play a game with Kato, was quite fun.  I'm looking forward to playing Bang! with more of you. 

It's a little harder than most iOS since the game won't work in an asynch manner.

I'm looking forward to Bang!ing you as well, Harkonis.

Wait, hold on a second...
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 17, 2011, 11:15:45 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on December 17, 2011, 04:09:06 AM

I don't think that he was attacking those who posted the images in here or was saying that they shouldn't be here. It's just an opinion, folks; nothing to see here, please move on slywink.

Yep, wasn't trying to attack anyone personally at all or trying to tell anyone to stop posting them. Folks comment about the various pictures in this thread all the time, that's all I was doing.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 16, 2011, 11:03:58 PM
I really hate the various grown-up Calvin and Hobbes pictures.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] In the Name of the King 2 on: November 29, 2011, 02:13:30 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on November 28, 2011, 09:45:12 AM

The plot doesn't sound a whole lot different than say, Evil Dead, when Ash is attacked by an unseen enemy and sent back in time complete with a car and a chainsaw. Yet, that turned out just fine..

You mean Army of Darkness right?
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Looking for an Oblivion mod to fix the NPC leveling issue on: November 19, 2011, 04:49:10 PM

Quote from: Hamsterball_Z on November 19, 2011, 03:35:55 PM

You could try Tamriel Immersion Experience.  Everything is non-leveled, NPCs and loot, if that's what you're looking for.   Just one 3MB .esp so it's no effort to install.

Yeah, TIE may be just what you're looking for. It only uses stock assets, but it completely removes the leveling and really gives the game a Thief-like feel. It's a good deal more difficult but it's a ton of fun, especially if you like playing rogues.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Okay...enough with the "found footage" horror film craze already on: October 31, 2011, 09:11:04 PM
Liked Blair Witch, loved Cloverfield, and I've greatly enjoyed all of the Paranormal Activity movies. I don't know if it's "found footage" but I think The Devil Inside looks great.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 24, 2011, 11:48:17 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 24, 2011, 02:40:33 AM

Quote from: godhugh on October 23, 2011, 07:43:04 PM

I didn't know two-bit whores wore one piece bathing suits.

While my statement (clearly just a joke) doesn't exclude the possibility, you've drawn an incorrect conclusion. I merely indicated that Beyonce was both wearing something similar to a one-piece, and secondly that she was grinding like a two-bit whore. Those two elements are only connected in my example through the main subject. I'd draw a Venn diagram, but I don't think it's worth the effort.



My statement was also a joke, based on an intentional and hopefully humorous misreading of your original post slywink.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 23, 2011, 07:43:04 PM
I didn't know two-bit whores wore one piece bathing suits.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 23, 2011, 05:06:29 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 23, 2011, 04:56:44 PM

Quote from: godhugh on October 23, 2011, 02:39:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 22, 2011, 09:08:14 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 22, 2011, 06:49:45 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 22, 2011, 05:52:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 22, 2011, 05:08:52 PM

Is all the single ladies a song lyric?

Or another obscure superman quote?   ninja

Here you go.

I'm proud to say I didn't get it until your link.

+ always.

Why is that something to be proud of? Understanding basic pop culture references isn't shameful.

Being able to catch references to crappy pop-music would indicate I actually listen to that kind of stuff. I don't, and I take pride in that. In my eyes, recognizing the joke above indicates you have a horrible taste in music or live with someone else who does, and neither is something I'd ever want for myself. Yeah I know, I'm a terrible person.


 icon_lol

Do you tell everyone you meet that you don't watch TV as well?
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 23, 2011, 02:39:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 22, 2011, 09:08:14 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 22, 2011, 06:49:45 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 22, 2011, 05:52:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 22, 2011, 05:08:52 PM

Is all the single ladies a song lyric?

Or another obscure superman quote?   ninja

Here you go.

I'm proud to say I didn't get it until your link.

+ always.

Why is that something to be proud of? Understanding basic pop culture references isn't shameful.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 21, 2011, 11:49:29 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 21, 2011, 09:48:34 PM



This made me laugh a lot harder then it probably should have.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: NFL 2011 Week 6 Discussion on: October 17, 2011, 10:31:19 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 17, 2011, 07:41:13 PM

Quote from: theohall on October 17, 2011, 03:15:40 PM

If it wasnt Romo, why did the Cowboys only manage 16 points against the worst scoring and pass defense in the league?

Play calling? They kept try to run the ball (unsuccessfully). When they had a chance to score a TD when close to the goal line late in the game, they only did short passes (like a shuffle pass) which more or less runs. When they had the ball late with a chance to run the clock out, they ran three times, got stopped, and had to punt. And their defense lets the Pats go 80 yards for a TD in two minutes. This one doesn't fall on Romo.

Well, one of the reasons they called those plays was because of how many times Romo has shit the bed in pressure situations. The coaches are understandably a bit gun shy when it comes to putting the ball in his hands at crunch time.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Week 4 Discussion on: October 02, 2011, 08:36:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 02, 2011, 08:32:25 PM

WTF IS THIS GARBAGE?! That game was thrown. There is no other logical explanation. I would have been better off putting my head through a wall then committ the time I did to watch that game.

 icon_lol
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bachelor week starts...now! on: September 05, 2011, 09:16:00 PM
Or try to beat the Endless Setlist 2 on solo drums. That's what I did on my last bachelor weekend.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 04, 2011, 01:24:27 AM

Quote from: Purge on September 03, 2011, 04:09:00 AM

Quote from: godhugh on September 03, 2011, 12:43:45 AM

Quote from: Purge on September 02, 2011, 08:05:30 PM

Our mortality rate and growth of health issues including child asthma, mental disorders including depression, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia etc... have all been on the rise.

Are you trying to draw a correlation between these diseases and carbs?

Not me, science.

I'd love to see this "science" linking childhood asthma and mental illnesses to carbohydrates.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Lifestyle] Breaking my addiction to white powder. on: September 03, 2011, 12:43:45 AM

Quote from: Purge on September 02, 2011, 08:05:30 PM

Our mortality rate and growth of health issues including child asthma, mental disorders including depression, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia etc... have all been on the rise.

Are you trying to draw a correlation between these diseases and carbs?
26  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2008 Do over. Obama Again? 2012. Obama Reelect? on: August 08, 2011, 03:09:32 AM
Yes and yes. Without a second thought.

Though is has almost as much to do with how miserable his opponents were/are as it does with him.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Rescue Me: The Final Season on: August 02, 2011, 02:14:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 30, 2011, 07:51:15 PM

so, anyone watching this to the end?  I've caught the first 2 episodes, and I found this from the second episode interesting:

Spoiler for Hiden:
there are no fires for weeks, and as soon as he starts thinking about being unfaithful with the lady with breast cancer all of a sudden they pop up.  I'm still thinking one or more of the crew are  dead, and this is their purgatory. 

just think, in the last episode Tommy looks up at the wall with the plaques of the dead and sees himself and the rest of his crew, as they died during 9-11...

They certainly hinted at something like that in last weeks episode.

Spoiler for Hiden:
"There are no happy endings"
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] First Avenger: Captain America on: July 24, 2011, 10:50:19 PM
Cross-posted from QT3:

I feel like I watched a different movie everyone else. I really enjoy superhero movies and I'm pretty forgiving of some of the silliness that can go on in them and while I thought the first half of this movie was pretty good, I found the second half to be almost unbearably stupid.

I'll put this in spoilers, just in case:


Spoiler for Hiden:
Things I liked:

The whole first half (up until he starts the rescue mission) - I thought the setup of his character, the training, his performances, etc were all very well done. Though it did feel that a very big scene was cut where the doctor explains to Steve what the procedure actually is. It goes straight from training to "hey, you have a procedure tomorrow" and Steve never asks what or has it explained what he's in for.

I thought they did a great job capturing the spirit of Cpt. America and the era it's set in.

Cpt. America himself - I think the actor did a great job capturing the characters spirit without coming off too cheesy.

Tommy Lee Jones - I forgot how funny he could be. The first half of the movie actually had a number of really funny moments in it.

Things I didn't like (ie: the whole second half)

My main problem is that Hydra and the Red Skull are so incredibly incompetent and their plans so vague that it never feels like there's any real threat. The Hydra "soldiers" make Stormtroopers look like crack shots and Red Skull's plan is to blow up the Eastern Seaboard somehow, using something, in a plane that is dangerous somehow. Sure, he's got some nifty bullets but aside from that it seems like their speciality is designing poorly guarded buildings. There's never once a real demonstration of their power, they never accomplish anything (other then menacing a old Norwegian guy), and it makes the entire second half feel pointless. What were they doing with all those installations? Why were they keeping the prisoners? Why did they want to blow up a bunch of capitals? How would they do that anyway? What was the point of the plane? Why was it so dangerous that it couldn't even be allowed to land at a friendly airbase? None of these questions were answered or even really addressed.

Incredibly stupid action sequences - this goes along with Hydra being braindead. Why would you decide to have a sequence where Capt sneaks into a heavily fortified (theoretically) building and then strap a bright red America shield on his back and have him waltz right by guards who miraculously never even look in his direction? That whole sequence could have been staged so much more effectively. Why does he attack the front door of the facility during the final assault when it's apparently possible to zip line directly into the control room, despite it being "500 feet below ground"? When he's assaulting the front door, why do the flame guys decide to shot around him instead of at him (I know it makes a cool shot, but still...)? Pretty much every major action sequence in the second half of the film has this kind of stupidity in it and it really sapped the fun out of them for me. Like I said, I'm willing to forgive a lot in superhero movies, but this movie just had too much.

Unnecessarily stupid moments - "We've been flying reconnaiscence planes non-stop and they can't find anything at all! Capt America must be KIA! Oh wait, here come 400 guys with trucks and tanks marching up the highway. Guess the planes missed them." Why even have that dialogue in there? It just makes your movie and your characters seem dumb.

The little planes (bombs?) having the city names on them.

The complete lack of development for Capt's team. These guys seem completely wasted. Other then Bucky, they didn't even give them names. In the end, they just seemed like regular soldiers who could drink a lot when I'm guessing they're supposed to be a lot more then that.

There were other things that bothered me as well, but those were definitely the main ones. In the end, what started off as a really good movie completely feel apart in the second half. I'd rate it as the worst of the pre-Avengers movies, by a long shot.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cars 2: It stinks! on: June 30, 2011, 11:49:18 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 30, 2011, 08:45:12 PM

People take two year old children to the movies?? Thats pretty crazy in itself

Why? My two year old is perfectly capable of going and sitting through a movie. She went to Tangled when she was 22 months old and did great and is looking forward to the new Winnie the Pooh movie.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gonegolders/ConsoleGold/Gamingtrend/OO Members We've Lost on: June 29, 2011, 03:14:46 AM

Quote from: ATB on June 29, 2011, 03:00:27 AM

I guess, in referencing BCR and Damage, I thought people would pick up on the fact that I meant died.

I think people know that. However, given that those are the only two that anyone knows of, there really isn't anywhere for the thread to go if we stick to that criteria.

There are lots of folks who have left that I miss. Tim, Simon, and Tareeq come to mind for me.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gonegolders/ConsoleGold/Gamingtrend/OO Members We've Lost on: June 28, 2011, 10:33:26 PM
Ajaarg has been gone for a long time.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: InFamous tWo on: June 26, 2011, 06:26:59 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 21, 2011, 03:54:42 PM

You sir, are a monster. Infamous 1 on Hard? Tongue

It's not that bad, really. I finished it on Hard my first time through. The only really annoying fight is the final boss.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN - Now coming back online on: June 15, 2011, 07:29:22 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 15, 2011, 06:52:28 PM

32 suspected members of Anonymous arrested in Turkey

Quote
Following on from three arrests in Spain last week, a further 32 suspected Anonymous members have been detained by Turkish authorities.

The individuals were caught after Turkish police carried out raids in 12 of the country's provinces on Monday, the International Business Times reports.

The raids were a response to distributed denial of service attacks the hacking group is suspected of launching on Turkish telecoms regulators last week.

Anonymous - or a splinter group of the hacking collective - is widely thought to have been behind the recent attack on the PlayStation Network.

We have no idea how many Anonymous members there are left, but a backlash following the latest arrests wouldn't surprise us in the slightest. If Anonymous knocked the Spanish police force's website offline because just three of its number were arrested, who knows what it might try next.

Good. Hope those assholes rot.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor Redemption Island Rob vs. Russell on: April 28, 2011, 09:20:24 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 28, 2011, 08:45:54 PM

zzzzzz... 2 eliminations...  commercial/preview does a fakeout like Andrea may go but.... zzzzz.... no more Ometepe.  They should have just condensed the last few episodes into one to get to the final 6 taking each other apart.  Bring it on!

They did condense them quite a bit. 2 out of the last 3 episodes have been double elimination eps. Can't remember the last time I've seen that on Survivor.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 27, 2011, 10:17:34 PM

Quote from: Davidbld on April 27, 2011, 06:41:40 PM

Quote from: Moat_Man on April 27, 2011, 06:13:33 AM

Quote from: Davidbld on April 27, 2011, 05:45:23 AM

Down again? Or is it just me?

Dave

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/www.octopusoverlords.com

Not just you

Lol, thats funny. Sites up, looked in the Metaforum and noticed that there was moving servers and the like going on. So there ya go.

Yeah, there is a lot of work going on trying to get us off the server that has been randomly hanging for the past couple months.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2011 Baseball Season Discussion! on: April 19, 2011, 12:22:55 AM
11 straight non-quality starts for the Cubs pitching staff. Awesome. I'm honestly surprised we're 7-8. Thank the heavens for Starlin Castro.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 17, 2011, 07:57:05 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 17, 2011, 05:26:10 PM

I remember the name Geocities but never used them. I used to build all my pages using MS Frontpage. back in the early 80's. Man that's a memory.

I promise you that you did not do that.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor Redemption Island Rob vs. Russell on: April 14, 2011, 05:12:39 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on April 14, 2011, 03:24:26 PM

Quote from: Zekester on April 14, 2011, 02:14:12 PM

Rob's actually managed to annoy me now with his arrogance.

I was really hoping that Grant was gonna backstab him last night.......he's gonna have to do it soon.

I agree, I liked Rob's confidence before, and he always tempered his arrogance with likeability; but now his utter control of his team and his chortling about it is getting a little annoying.  I just don't understand why everyone on his team rushes to tell him everything immediately!  (although the buddy system is genius)

Because, aside from Grant, he's surrounded himself with people who would never make it to the top 6 on their own and they all know it. Objectively, just looking at their skills, the old Zapatera folks should be destroying Omatepe but instead, because of Rob and his manipulation of the game, they're getting schooled. I mean, you have a marine, a lawyer, whatever Steve is, a firewoman, and an outdoorsman getting rocked by a nursing student, two other girls, a crazy guy, a former NFL player, and Rob. I think they all recognize that their only shot at making it to the end is sticking together for as long as possible and Rob's generalship has just made them all a tighter group then you usually see in Survivor at this point. It's kind of ironic that Zapatera threw a challenge and voted out the only player in Survivor history (Russell) who might have had a shot at breaking up an alliance that tight.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Somewhere in an attic, a woman's portrait just added a wrinkle on: April 07, 2011, 06:57:33 PM

Quote from: ScubaV on April 07, 2011, 06:33:42 PM

Quote from: godhugh on April 07, 2011, 06:13:58 PM

Quote from: Zekester on April 07, 2011, 06:01:00 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 07, 2011, 05:37:12 PM

a closeup of her hands would be the true test.

I thought it was elbows

Neither, it's all about whether she has sharp knees.

Hmmm, now that you mention it...

Now you'll never see anything else.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor Redemption Island Rob vs. Russell on: April 07, 2011, 06:56:37 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 07, 2011, 06:28:49 PM

Anyone besides me still watching?  Last night was pretty fantastic (if you're a Rob fan at least).  A lot of scrambling and a lot of things which I had guessed were talked about, but I definitely hadn't counted on poor Fabio getting sent straight back to Redemption Island (or that they would "reset" the island.  Great stuff!  I loved my lawyer boy's look of awe as he realized Rob's masterminding had flushed the idol and took out their tribe's best chance to flip things.  He looked like he was ready to bow down and kiss Rob's feet or something, it was hilarious.  Will be interesting to see if *anyone* can beat Fabio at a duel.  If he comes back again, that would be loads of fun. 

I'm still watching, I never get sick of Survivor. Thought it was a great episode last night as it had everything you talked about along with a couple gems from Phillip. I didn't think getting rid of Matt would be a good idea at first, but after watching it play out I'm convinced it was a stroke of genius. Rob has now cemented his alliance of 6, killed the biggest flip threat, and completely demoralized the other tribe by flushing their idol and making a play none of them expected.
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