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7281  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: August 19, 2009, 07:46:57 PM
I wonder if they'll ever offer a package of both the video game and the pnp rpg?
7282  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: August 19, 2009, 07:41:53 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 19, 2009, 06:45:11 PM

Big problems are reported on the Xbox.com forums for people who have gone straight to downloading the full version.  Here are some sample quotes:

Quote
icongamer: this is serious problem.  I was charged twice for Shadow Complex, but only downloaded it once time.  Microsoft better make ammends or there will be legal action mark my words
MassiveQuake: WTF?!  MS blows!
SOrrYDuDe: Why did I get charged three time?!?  EDIT: Nevermind it was only twice like you guys

Here's the link to the post on Major Nelson.


oh...you bastard you....    icon_lol
7283  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] District 9 Discussions [SPOILER ALERT ... See the movie FIRST!] on: August 19, 2009, 05:57:14 PM
The scenes with Christoper's son were amazing.  The way they animated his movements?  he acted and moved like a real child.  Especially the early scene with him playing with a toy in front of his dad's shack.
7284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Downey Jr. to play... the Vampire Lestat? on: August 19, 2009, 04:10:38 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 19, 2009, 03:35:20 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 19, 2009, 03:31:23 PM

Morbid curiosity got the better of me and so yes, I did see Twilight (netflix).  Somewhere between "vampire baseball" and sparkling skin I realized I was in the presence of something truly horrible.  

It's not "fine"...it's not even "laughably bad".  It's just "bad".   icon_wink

good golly! Well, to be honest, I doubt the movies aimed at you,




which is why I mentioned that it would appeal to 13 year old girls in my original reply.   icon_wink  Since I don't believe that metallicorphan is a 13 year old girl, I thought that was a relevant point.

but let me clarify my position on Twilight for your edification:  If you are an adult viewer, especially male, this movie is torture to sit through.

7285  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Downey Jr. to play... the Vampire Lestat? on: August 19, 2009, 03:31:23 PM
Morbid curiosity got the better of me and so yes, I did see Twilight (netflix).  Somewhere between "vampire baseball" and sparkling skin I realized I was in the presence of something truly horrible. 

It's not "fine"...it's not even "laughably bad".  It's just "bad".   icon_wink
7286  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Downey Jr. to play... the Vampire Lestat? on: August 19, 2009, 03:23:43 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 19, 2009, 06:14:03 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 18, 2009, 08:29:10 PM

while we are on the subject of Vampire movies

what was Twilight like?...i have been so-so interested,looks too much like a Teen type film,that so many other Horror films have done in the past decade or so...i heard there was a sequel called New Moon coming out soon...are the books any good also?

The movie is fine - its just cool to hate it these days, like so many other cool things to do on the internet.



So your sole argument against someone not liking Twilight is to blame it on peer pressure?   icon_lol

Sorry Raz, it's not cool to dislike Twilight.  It's just good taste.  It was universally panned by critics for a reason...and I'm pretty sure that reason wasn't because they felt they wouldn't get invited to the cool kid's parties if they professed their love for it.

7287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Downey Jr. to play... the Vampire Lestat? on: August 18, 2009, 08:41:21 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 18, 2009, 08:29:10 PM

while we are on the subject of Vampire movies

what was Twilight like?...i have been so-so interested,looks too much like a Teen type film,that so many other Horror films have done in the past decade or so...i heard there was a sequel called New Moon coming out soon...are the books any good also?

If you're a 13 year old girl, you'll get a ton of enjoyment out of them.  If you've ever urinated while standing up, not so much.
7288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Downey Jr. to play... the Vampire Lestat? on: August 18, 2009, 03:06:02 PM
I like my vampires to be monsters (with the sole exception of True Blood).  Not Nietzschen ubermensch who whine about being immortal. Interview with a Vampire I enjoyed only because I like the director a lot and I thought he played up the horror/monster aspect more than the books did.  The follow up with Townsend made me wish for a power outage 10 minutes into it.  I stayed for the rest of the film though because it was freakin' hilarious once you accepted the fact that it was a horrible, horrible mess of a movie.  It had some truly hilarious (unintentional) moments.
7289  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dominion on: August 17, 2009, 05:12:19 PM
It's easy to teach...but if someone doesn't like ANY rules, that's sort of irrelevant.   icon_wink
7290  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dominion on: August 17, 2009, 04:34:04 PM
I would say that she's not someone that wants to actually play board games at all then.  There are folks out there who just don't enjoy them. "You can lead a horse to water" and all that...
7291  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dominion on: August 17, 2009, 12:10:25 PM
Offhand, I can't think of a single game in existence that doesn't have rules.   icon_wink
7292  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dominion on: August 17, 2009, 02:41:10 AM
move to chicago!   icon_biggrin
7293  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Dominion on: August 17, 2009, 01:08:08 AM
I bought Dominion a few months before Christmas last year and it rapidly became one of my favorites.  It's easy to learn but has a lot of depth.  I would highly recommend it.  Start with the first game, though.  Intrigue (the second game in the series) has a lot more "gimmicky" cards that change up gameplay a lot...but I think you'll appreciate that more after you have a few games of the original under your belt.

The rulebook is actually really short, but includes details on each and every kingdom card in the game.  keep it handy when you play.
7294  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reno 911 Canceled on: August 17, 2009, 01:02:54 AM

Quote from: mori on August 16, 2009, 11:54:50 PM

It went downhill fast the last season. It still had its moments though such as the scene at the sheriff's station getting the health insurance routine. One of the funniest skits I have seen in the last year.

I have to agree.  They changed up the cast (not sure if it was a salary dispute or personality clashes) and I really wasn't that fond of the new folks.  They just played it way too broad.  I loved the first few seasons (where I got my first taste of the comedic genius of Patton Oswalt and the guy who plays the rollerskating male hustler), but it was time to put it down.

Quote from: jblank on August 16, 2009, 11:19:12 PM

One less chance for the collective IQ of TV watchers to drop.  icon_wink The  wife and I watched most of Season 1, but it was just soooo stupid. I always thought it was one of those shows that had to TRY to be funny, where as some shows just naturally are.

I love ya, jblank...but trust me on this:  identifying what is and is not funny is not a real skill set in your household.   icon_lol
7295  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: August 13, 2009, 06:19:50 PM
ah, forgot about the AIDs burger.  But even that was relatively mild and was committed by a group of folks that were basically outcasts in the town.

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 13, 2009, 06:05:53 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2009, 05:15:40 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 13, 2009, 03:49:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2009, 03:44:16 PM

Yes, it's cheesy, but I think there's more depth to the show than you're seeing.

Is there? Seriously, I'm not seeing it other than the most superficial stuff that pretty much instantly falls apart if given any analysis. 
The abundant AIDS analogies aside, the show features a blatant homosexual in a semi-lead role who experiences absolutely no prejudice in a small town in the south.  Ball's deliberate glossing over of what would normally become a preachy portion of any other show in that setting becomes a view of how Ball thinks things SHOULD be.  By ignoring it, he actually emphasizes it.

Eh, I stand by what I said.  I didn't say it had no thematic depth, just that there is little attempt at it and I think that it doesn't penetrate much past the superficial layer because the show is above all about entertainment. Which is good because vampire fiction is already overburdened with authors trying to make a statement about various society ills using vampires as a proxy.  There really isn't any new ground to be discovered there. 


And I still respectfully disagree.    icon_wink

I believe the larger issues he explores via the Vampires and other supernatural creatures include homosexuality and the subsequent alienation it can cause, and the interchanging role of victim/victimizer in a society in which monsters are now exposed and (in many cases) accepted.

Ball did a lot of the same things in Six Feet Under.  On the surface, it appeared to be a drama about a family, but it had many layers that covered such diverse topics as how we treat death in the 21st century, and the role of the family through the eyes of three different generations.
7296  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: August 13, 2009, 05:15:40 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 13, 2009, 03:49:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2009, 03:44:16 PM

Yes, it's cheesy, but I think there's more depth to the show than you're seeing.

Is there? Seriously, I'm not seeing it other than the most superficial stuff that pretty much instantly falls apart if given any analysis. 

The abundant AIDS analogies aside, the show features a blatant homosexual in a semi-lead role who experiences absolutely no prejudice in a small town in the south.  Ball's deliberate glossing over of what would normally become a preachy portion of any other show in that setting becomes a view of how Ball thinks things SHOULD be.  By ignoring it, he actually emphasizes it.

I'm not saying it's The Great Gatsby when it comes to symbolism and depth, but you said it had no thematic depth.  I believe it's actually somewhat subversive without letting that intent take over the show.
7297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: August 13, 2009, 03:44:16 PM
Yes, it's cheesy, but I think there's more depth to the show than you're seeing.
7298  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: August 12, 2009, 07:38:06 PM

Quote from: msteelers on August 12, 2009, 05:53:57 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 12, 2009, 03:55:37 PM

from what I hear they're not afraid to change from the books. 

Correct. I haven't read the books, but I've heard from two coworkers about most of the differences. Season 1 had some major differences I think, and so did the early portion of this season, but apparently it's starting to come back together a little bit.

My girlfriend also ran out and bought the box set of the books, but still hasn't made it past the first book yet. For some reason I picked up one of the later books and read the back, just to see what the plot would be. Unfortunately, the first sentence in the summary included a major spoiler:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Jason Stackhouse is a werewolf.

 icon_mad


dang it, why did i click on that?   icon_mad
7299  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: August 12, 2009, 03:26:33 PM

Quote from: Jeff on August 11, 2009, 09:58:12 PM



And I agree, Godric is cooler than hell (no pun intended). Love the accent and uber-calm power. "I could snap you like a twig, and yet I don't"



I loved his line about being older than Jesus and that he wished he'd known him.  Most shows with immortal characters get really silly with their protagonists knowing every single famous person from history.  It's like they can teleport to wherever something historically important is happening.

by the way, the guy looks like Joaquin Phoenix to me. 
7300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood season 2 on: August 11, 2009, 08:56:52 PM


Spoiler for Hiden:
 Okay, Jason Stackhouse had the best line of the season last night.  When extremely hot preacher's wife cornered him with the paint gun and started yelling at him for betraying her, she called him a Judas in the process.  To which Jason asked, "Why, what'd HE do to you?"

Godric rules, by the way.  I thought I'd hate that little emo bastard, but damn if he isn't cool in spite of the cliched world weary attitude.
7301  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mermaids spotted....'Splash' Fantasies can continue!! on: August 11, 2009, 08:34:24 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 11, 2009, 08:05:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2009, 07:56:06 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 11, 2009, 07:24:18 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2009, 07:22:38 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 11, 2009, 07:01:58 PM

Given how vast the ocean is I think itís possible that something like a humanoid mermaid could exist.  That said I think the chances that said creature would be even remotely attractive to humans is highly unlikely.  Things that live in the ocean tend to be scaly, fat, deadly and/or smell bad.

I know I'm stating the obvious, but why is that any different than most land dwellers?

Are you Scaly, Hepc? :-D

The condition is called Ichthyosis and it's how I make my money at county fairs.  Thanks for making fun of it.  I thought Danes were supposed to be nice people?

Thats not Danes, thats Fairies...

oh, and I think I actually saw you once then! Do you dance the Jig?

I was writhing in pain as you and your friends threw rocks at me, but I suppose if it helps you sleep better at night, you could pretend i was dancing.
7302  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mermaids spotted....'Splash' Fantasies can continue!! on: August 11, 2009, 07:56:06 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 11, 2009, 07:24:18 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2009, 07:22:38 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 11, 2009, 07:01:58 PM

Given how vast the ocean is I think itís possible that something like a humanoid mermaid could exist.  That said I think the chances that said creature would be even remotely attractive to humans is highly unlikely.  Things that live in the ocean tend to be scaly, fat, deadly and/or smell bad.

I know I'm stating the obvious, but why is that any different than most land dwellers?

Are you Scaly, Hepc? :-D

The condition is called Ichthyosis and it's how I make my money at county fairs.  Thanks for making fun of it.  I thought Danes were supposed to be nice people?
7303  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mermaids spotted....'Splash' Fantasies can continue!! on: August 11, 2009, 07:22:38 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 11, 2009, 07:01:58 PM

Given how vast the ocean is I think itís possible that something like a humanoid mermaid could exist.  That said I think the chances that said creature would be even remotely attractive to humans is highly unlikely.  Things that live in the ocean tend to be scaly, fat, deadly and/or smell bad.

I know I'm stating the obvious, but why is that any different than most land dwellers?
7304  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Greatest Cars on TV on: August 10, 2009, 06:57:47 PM
incomplete without



edit:  dang kadnod, you must've posted about the munsters while i was looking for a picture.   icon_lol
7305  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman : Arkham Asylum on: August 09, 2009, 11:02:50 PM
wow, great game.  i'm impressed.  the only thing that would keep me from paying full price for it is the length.  if it's very short, i don't think i could justify the 60 dollar price tag.
7306  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Madden 10 for $30 at MicroCenter on: August 07, 2009, 04:49:26 PM
According to cheapassgamer, it's actually 34.99.  the 5 dollars is in addition to the 29.99.

Quote
* Reservation offer good 8/7 Ė 8/9 for MADDEN NFL 10 for 360! $5.00 deposit required. A reservation receipt will be provided and acts as your $5.00 deposit and a $25.00 coupon good towards the purchase price of one NEW copy of MADDEN NFL 10 for 360 at $59.99. How the math works: $59.99 - $5.00 deposit - $25.00 credit = $29.99 (plus applicable taxes) YOUR RESERVATION RECEIPT MUST BE PRESENTED WHEN PICKING UP THE GAME. Reservation offer available in-store only. You must pick-up your reservation between 8/14/09 Ė 8/30/09. Limit one reservation offer per customer. See reservation receipt for complete details. Offer subject to change or end at any time. Not responsible for manufacturers delays or cancellations.

still a damn good deal, though.
7307  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Directors Cut 30% off on: August 06, 2009, 08:37:14 PM
I would call it a classic RPG without hesitation.  I put it up there with the Gothic series and Baldurs Gate in terms of quality.
7308  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a mystery book recommendation on: August 06, 2009, 08:30:36 PM
If you like a healthy dose of humor in your mystery novels, I humbly submit a series by one of my favorite writers of all time:  The Hap and Leonard series from Joe R. Lansdale.

Two texans who don't fit the stereotype of a texan.  My favorite intro to a book is included in the series:  about 3 pages describing Hap frantically trying to dislodge a rabid squirrel who's latched onto his junk while he's taking a leak.
7309  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Announcing Liesl Adelaide on: August 06, 2009, 05:59:56 PM
That's sort of like announcing that you've proudly never used generic mouthwash...in other words, no one really finds it impressive.   icon_wink
7310  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Websites You Check Every (Day, Week...whatever) on: August 06, 2009, 02:30:11 PM
Daily

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GT
thesuperficial.com
thesmokinggun.com
theonion.com
7311  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Live MST3K...or as close as you're gonna get on: August 06, 2009, 02:22:53 PM
I got my ticket online last night for the Evanston 12/Century 6 theater in Evanston, IL and it came to 14.50 with the 2.00 service charge for online purchases (bastards). 

So it's not much more than a standard ticket. 
7312  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Live MST3K...or as close as you're gonna get on: August 05, 2009, 03:09:20 PM
I think it will primarily depend on the audience.  If it's just you and a few curious folks who aren't that familiar with the show, it probably won't be as good.  If it's a theater full of MST3K fans, it will be amazing fun.
7313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Live MST3K...or as close as you're gonna get on: August 05, 2009, 01:04:49 AM
Live Rifftrax performance to Plan 9 From Outer Space on the big screen, August 20th.

Check here for times and locations near you

It's playing at a theater just down the street from me, so any chicago folks that wanna go, just let me know.
7314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I made my movie debut! on: August 04, 2009, 02:41:27 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 03, 2009, 11:50:52 PM

Last year I was at a dance convention and they asked everyone in the ballroom to crowd around the floor to act as audience members pretending to watch a ballroom competition

I gotta say, you're an inspiration.  I hope I'm as active as you when I hit 70!
7315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/2) on: August 03, 2009, 09:45:00 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 03, 2009, 09:22:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2009, 07:23:56 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 03, 2009, 06:26:36 PM

This dating shit is hard.

yeah, after having my heart stomped on, set on fire and ripped out (in that order) 4 times since I graduated high school I've given up on the dating scene.

dont - it will get better, I promise :-)

You're in Denmark, for cryin' out loud.  Everyone over there loves each other...sometimes up to 4 times a day.  It's a cold world here in the states.
7316  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [ABC] Defying Gravity on: August 03, 2009, 07:42:31 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on August 03, 2009, 07:21:44 PM

Man, you guys will watch anything.

I saw one commercial and the special effects looked like a high-school media class did them.

Pass slywink

You sat through three episodes of Harper's Island .  That's three more than most of us, bub.   Tongue
7317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/2) on: August 03, 2009, 06:21:32 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 03, 2009, 05:34:22 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2009, 05:19:26 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 03, 2009, 04:42:12 PM

A $700 mattress, a $90 bedframe, and a $60 delivery charge.

if you do it right you can play all kinds of games with that  Tongue

That would require me to have the ability to get a second date, which isn't looking good at the moment.

Damnit man, have some confidence!  Gel that hair into a tower of power and show those women what they could have!  I want an AAR by this Friday.
7318  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alien the Prequel on: July 31, 2009, 09:12:28 PM
I would've liked to see an Alien prequel that focused on someone discovering their homeworld and history.  Barring that, I would've liked to see a sequel dealing with Ripley's cat returning to earth in the late 70's via a wormhole and becoming the basis for Disney's The Cat from Outer Space.
7319  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: movie - District Wars from Peter Jackson (District 9) on: July 31, 2009, 09:08:59 PM
The hype begins

I know this is just one rave review, but if they continue to be this enthusiastic, we may be seeing one of those rare, truly good scifi (scyfy?) movies on the big screen.
7320  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Dawn of War/Company of Heroes games 50% off on: July 31, 2009, 09:05:56 PM
the newest company of heroes expansion for 15 bucks?  I couldn't resist.   icon_redface
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