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7281  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy PS 3 80 gig bundle deal on: July 16, 2009, 02:04:56 PM
The birthday cash cards are starting to roll in and I'm really tempted to pick this up now.  The biggest thing stopping me is the guilt of having two next gen consoles, and the nagging feeling that Sony is gonna release something cooler/cheaper/both by the holidays.   icon_cry
7282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bruno on: July 13, 2009, 10:46:04 PM

Quote from: msteelers on July 13, 2009, 07:26:31 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 13, 2009, 03:23:02 PM

Quote from: msteelers on July 13, 2009, 03:20:04 PM

Even some of the scenes where he was interacting with real people, had to be set up so that most of the people probably knew what was going on (Bruno as an extra and when he appeared on the talk show in Dallas).

I don't think so... certainly not those two.  The 'acting' scenes, for sure... but not the rest of it.

Really? You don't think that NBC had to give permission for him to be on Medium like that? Or make it so that he was sitting dead center in the jury? I'm thinking NBC had to be in on it, and possibly the director. As for the talk show, everyone had to be in on it except for the audience.

Saw it and I have to agree with msteeler.  I think some of the "meta characters" were in on it (Richard Bey, the "social services lady", etc.), but the crowds were most likely not.
7283  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Torchwood: Children of the Earth on: July 13, 2009, 03:19:32 PM
Okay, I stand corrected.  I had the opportunity to watch the entire mini-series this weekend (I know, I know...I should've waited for BBC America to broadcast it...but in my defense I will probably watch it again when it airs) and the story was fantastic.  I can't recommend it highly enough.  Since I absolutely loathed the series, this is surprising to me as well.

I still can't stand the majority of the team members, but the story was so compelling and mature that I was able to overlook the bad acting and annoying banter between the main characters. 

Apparently the numbers were outstanding for the broadcast in England and this means it may eventually return to tv.

Out...freaking...standing. 
7284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best TV Theme Song on: July 11, 2009, 06:46:26 PM

Quote from: Crux on July 11, 2009, 06:36:51 PM

We also shouldn't forget Greatest American Hero. Believe it or not, I'm walking on air, I never thought I could feel so free-ee-ee.

  You mean this one?
7285  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best TV Theme Song on: July 11, 2009, 06:31:00 PM
  The Munsters   That is all.
7286  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bruno on: July 11, 2009, 04:51:55 PM
Can't wait.  Gonna see it sometime later this week so I can avoid the crowds.  I know a lot of folks feel he's cruel and mean spirited, but since I feel all comedy relies on at least some aspects of sadism, it doesn't really bother me that much.  icon_biggrin
7287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a tourniquet to stop the financial hemmorhaging. Preferably in pink. on: July 11, 2009, 04:49:57 PM
I'm happy to see you taking such setbacks in stride.  Really, that's all you can do.  Weather these and you'll come out the other side a much stronger person.  Still, it sucks and I'm pullin' for you, old boy!
7288  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Mechwarrior coming on: July 10, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
Apparently you'll be able to get Mechwarrior 4 with all expansions for free within the next few days
7289  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Best Buy PS 3 80 gig bundle deal on: July 10, 2009, 02:26:53 PM
I have the 360 and am happy with it (well...the games at least.  the hardware is still unreliable to the point of ridiculousness), so I haven't been frothing at the mouth to get a ps3.  I would get it for the blu ray primarily.  As for the price drop, Sony is still vehemently denying any such thing is coming.
7290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apparently I'm qualified for this job. on: July 09, 2009, 08:49:57 PM
Add the following to your salary demand:

1) A midget butler

2) A gold lame leisure suit

3) an executive bathroom with a solid gold toilet

4) Razgon

5) Your paycheck in 1 dollar bills each week
7291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: movie - District Wars from Peter Jackson (District 9) on: July 09, 2009, 06:42:06 PM
I was worried that this was going to play like yet another bad "real life documentary that's actually science fiction/horror" but that trailer completely wiped that fear away.

In on day 1.
7292  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Best Buy PS 3 80 gig bundle deal on: July 09, 2009, 06:36:39 PM
It's still $399, but they're packing in Killzone 2 and the latest Metal Gear Solid games.  I'm so dang tempted by this because I've been waiting to get a blu ray player and have already decided PS3 is the way to go. 

Supposedly this is the last ditch effort to clean out stock before the slim version of the PS3 hits.  Of course, take that with a grain of salt.
7293  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Big under $20 sale at Gamestop on: July 09, 2009, 02:57:46 PM
D'oh!  that's right, forgot that they had to be used.   icon_redface
7294  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Big under $20 sale at Gamestop on: July 09, 2009, 02:46:41 PM
How long is this sale lasting?  The reason I ask is that according to cheapassgamer.com, GS is having a b2g1 free sale starting on the 16th of this month and this would make for even more savings.
7295  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 09, 2009, 02:05:55 PM
no love for moi last night.  downloaded and played the tutorial (it's much more in the spirit of BF:1942 than I thought it would be...which is great!), but could not get into a game.  I was able to log in just fine, but the servers must have been so packed that it was almost impossible to join a session without putting in a lot of wait time.  

I'll try again later tonight.  Hopefully you folks will have a game going that I can drop into.     
7296  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 08:52:21 PM
My point wasn't about the believability of certain stunts, but about the tone they conveyed in context to the film.  I don't want over the top slapstick in my Indy (like the aforementioned fridge stunt), but I'm fine with a supernatural ark that causes peepers to melt.
7297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: July 08, 2009, 07:09:18 PM
I tried out a bit of MP last night and got my ass handed to me by everybody and their brother-in-law.  I had no idea what I was doing.  I did get a chance to try a few packs though.  The Rhino was fun.  Just charge right through buildings.  I can see some uses for that one.
7298  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 07:05:50 PM
My problem with the nuclear blast/refrigerator stunt was that it pushed it into the realm of slapstick.  You could almost hear the trombone in the background going "wah, wah, waaaaah" when he climbed out.  Yes, the other stuff mentioned is ludicrous, but not nearly as goofy.  However, these are subjective definitions and cannot be backed up with anything other than opinion.
7299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: July 08, 2009, 06:33:15 PM
GT effect got to me.  Picked it up on sale at BB last night (they have it for 49.99 this week) with a 10 dollar rewardzone coupon I've been hanging onto.

Cleared out the first area and was surprised how short that was.  Finished it in about 90 minutes (with tons of dying and quite a few side things).  Do the other areas take a bit longer?

Other than that, I'm really diggin' it.  The level of destruction is astounding.  I already see where new strategies for an FPS can be used. 
7300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 05:46:38 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 08, 2009, 05:43:43 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 08, 2009, 05:42:32 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 08, 2009, 05:21:29 PM

Because parachuting out of a plane in a life raft was so much more believeable...
I would love for Mythbusters to take on the life raft parachute.
Proof that you didn't follow my link...  smile

Do you think we could get them to test the nuclear blast/refrigerator conundrum?
7301  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 04:52:58 PM
refrigerator + nuclear explosion =  icon_confused
7302  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 08, 2009, 04:06:34 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 08, 2009, 04:03:14 PM

Quote from: Chaz on July 08, 2009, 03:46:44 PM

I think it comes out tomorrow for the PS3, it's just that since it's MP only, I suspect the vast majority will be buying it for the 360.

PS3 people dont play MP games?  eek Or, do you mean people here?

I think he means that the majority of folks on GT seem to have 360's when compared to the PS3 owners.
7303  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 1943 on: July 08, 2009, 03:31:13 PM
Just bought it through xbox.com and will download tonight.  hopefully some of you will be on this weekend (or sooner)!
7304  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 03:25:30 PM
Sorry, I've been cranky the last few days.  I'll stop now.  Sometimes I just feel like meeting a troll with another troll.  I'm human, what can I say.   icon_wink
7305  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 03:17:39 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 08, 2009, 02:51:44 PM

Hah!

Cheeba - 3
Hepcat - 0

omgz roflmao!  icon_lol

Cheeba 1

Puberty 0
7306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 Tour de France on: July 08, 2009, 02:29:56 PM
Pete, did you shave off all body hair in support of the teams again this year? 
7307  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 01:57:25 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 08, 2009, 01:12:40 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 08, 2009, 12:23:33 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 08, 2009, 04:57:00 AM

Quote from: hepcat on July 08, 2009, 02:39:38 AM

This is my pick for the best unintentionally funny post of the month.   icon_lol  It gets even funnier when you accuse me of leaps of logic.
You're right. You're not making leaps of logic, you're not even making any arguments. You're just throwing around smilies and not formulating simple arguments. Watch, I can do it too...

cheeba 2
hepcat 0

Lolz roflmao omgz haha!  icon_lol

God, how do you keep making posts like that? I feel dumber for having typed it.

Ah, the "I know you are, but what am I" gambit.  Well played.   icon_lol

And the reason my arguments are being kept simple is because your original post was a kneejerk reaction to a critic disliking something you enjoyed.  Since then, you've done nothing to merit rising above that level.  Especially after reading that whole "they're not running from explosions....bombs are just appearing behind them and they just happen to be running in a different direction" line of reasoning.  

After reading your posts I agree that you seem to throw alot of smiley faces around without actually saying anything of substance.



Oh.  I guess I shoud add  icon_biggrin



as i intimated earlier, substance has never been introduced at any point in our exchange...nor have you changed that with your addition.  cheeba's argument was that ebert was "stupid" and that he lied about the action in the film.  Unfortunately, his reasons for arguing this were limited to the lame semantics of explosions argument and some assertions that the plot wasn't incomprehensible because he understood it...which misses the point Ebert was trying to make that the story, while it might be easy to follow, was something he felt was still gibberish.  

add something to the debate if you feel that that the current one doesn't meet your standards.  otherwise, you're simply guilty of the crime for which you're accusing others.  

p.s. the only post i took umbrage with was cheeb's when he decided that Ebert was "stupid".  i actually agreed with you at one point and have frequently said that if you like the film, that's all that matters.  
7308  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 12:23:33 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 08, 2009, 04:57:00 AM

Quote from: hepcat on July 08, 2009, 02:39:38 AM

This is my pick for the best unintentionally funny post of the month.   icon_lol  It gets even funnier when you accuse me of leaps of logic.
You're right. You're not making leaps of logic, you're not even making any arguments. You're just throwing around smilies and not formulating simple arguments. Watch, I can do it too...

cheeba 2
hepcat 0

Lolz roflmao omgz haha!  icon_lol

God, how do you keep making posts like that? I feel dumber for having typed it.

Ah, the "I know you are, but what am I" gambit.  Well played.   icon_lol

And the reason my arguments are being kept simple is because your original post was a kneejerk reaction to a critic disliking something you enjoyed.  Since then, you've done nothing to merit rising above that level.  Especially after reading that whole "they're not running from explosions....bombs are just appearing behind them and they just happen to be running in a different direction" line of reasoning.  
7309  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 08, 2009, 02:39:38 AM

Quote from: cheeba on July 08, 2009, 12:54:14 AM


...did you watch the movie or are you just judging it by the commercials? They had bombs exploding behind them, but they were not outrunning anything. They were just running away from the target as bombs kept dropping in a line (as bombs tend to do).

This is my pick for the best unintentionally funny post of the month.   icon_lol  It gets even funnier when you accuse me of leaps of logic.

Comedy gold, cheeb, comedy gold.  I actually thought about making that my signature quote.  

Quote
Guess it's a glass half full vs. half empty kind of thing.
 

you go ahead and keep tellin' yourself that.   icon_wink
7310  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 07, 2009, 11:05:08 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 07, 2009, 11:00:29 PM

The great thing about being a professional "critic" is that there is no right or wrong opinion.  Ebert hated Transformers 2 but enough people liked it for it to gross $300 million.  Does that make him wrong?  No. But apparently a lot of movie goers disagreed with him.  

The funny thing is when Ebert or the USA Today pans a movie it means nothing to me when it comes to summer action movies.  I am paying to be entertained.  Not to fuss over people out running explosions or counting bullets between reloads.  

This I can agree with.   icon_wink

If you liked it, that's all that matters.  My stepfather called on the 4th to tell me how much he enjoyed Transformers 2, but everything he said about the film only served to reinforce my belief that it's a movie i may one day catch on dvd...but only if I've exhausted all other options.  But I was happy that he had fun, so my opinion is just that...an opinion.
7311  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 07, 2009, 10:54:36 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 07, 2009, 09:26:44 PM


I comprehended the plot pretty quickly and easily.  Apparently I'm just a whole bunch smarter than Ebert.   

Or you're just perfectly happy not having to think when the projector starts.  Everyone who enjoyed it pretty much agrees it was mindless fun.  You're one of those rare folks trying to defend the story, it seems.   icon_lol

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How moronic. I don't care if he doesn't agree with me.

yeah...no.  you wouldn't be this outraged otherwise.

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They never outran explosions.

They sure did in the commercials.  

Quote
Liking vs. disliking is one thing. I'm perfectly OK with someone disliking the movie. You just gotta be able to formulate a coherent argument about it. This time, Ebert did not.

Sorry

Ebert 1

Cheeba 0

7312  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 07, 2009, 04:00:06 PM
We like what we like.  To try and defend those prejudices by blaming others when they don't agree is just ridiculous.

We should simply blame CeeKay as he has been the official GT scapegoat since the late 90's.
7313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 07, 2009, 03:31:45 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 06, 2009, 11:06:28 PM

What a bunch of narcissistic crap from Ebert. It would be a better argument if he hadn't outright lied or intentionally misrepresented the action in Transformers 2 in his review.

He's a crotchety old man in love with himself and especially in love with his own words. His closed-minded, dated view on video games (they can never be art) shows that he has evolved poorly.

I think he's one of the more open minded reviewers of genre films out there.  He loved Aliens and called it one of the best action films he's ever seen, so he's able to accept popular entertainment at the level it's intended.   Just because he doesn't agree with you on everything doesn't mean that his point is dated or wrong...it just means he doesn't agree with you.  Something adults learn to accept eventually. 

7314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 07, 2009, 02:07:33 PM
I wasn't really impressed with Caprica either, to be honest.  It wasn't the religious overtones so much as the virtual reality crap that annoyed me.  That's something that really, really needs to die off as a story device.
7315  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Torchwood: Children of the Earth on: July 07, 2009, 04:47:17 AM
Let me take a stab at guessing what happens:

Everyone in the cast displays bisexual tendencies because the writer believes this is 1955 and that's shocking.

Jack will pose repeatedly.

Someone will mention the Doctor at least once in passing.

The main villain will use sex in some manner because, as mentioned earlier, the writer believes it will be rad cool!

I kept tuning into the show, waiting for it to hit its stride...to get better.  But it just never did (to me).  Jack is great in small doses, but he acts for the stage not the small screen.  Everything he does is WAY overdramatic.  And the stories are just lackluster.  They need an overhaul in both characters and writers.
7316  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warehouse 13 on: July 07, 2009, 04:35:48 AM

Quote from: warning on July 07, 2009, 03:28:04 AM

jblank scores 0
hepcat scores 0
brettmcd scores 2

Really, did you guys have to bite?

Anyway the show looks interesting.  I'll check it out tomorrow and see how it turns out.

me, i can understand.  but jblank's post was pretty innocuous.   in any case, asking others to rise above it only works when you're yelling it downward   icon_wink
7317  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Trailer] Jennifer's Body on: July 07, 2009, 03:56:16 AM

Quote from: GatorFavre on July 07, 2009, 02:35:27 AM

Quote from: hepcat on July 07, 2009, 01:43:54 AM

Quote from: GatorFavre on July 07, 2009, 12:40:36 AM

Yeah, I'll pass.  I'd rather not go to a theater to be surrounded by horny teens.  Not to mention, Megan Fox is a shit actress and not even her looks can save her in my opinion.

 icon_eek

would THIS change your mind?


I'm so glad GT has it's resident "funny" poster.   Roll Eyes

And I'm delighted it has its own humorless one.   Roll Eyes
7318  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Trailer] Jennifer's Body on: July 07, 2009, 01:43:54 AM

Quote from: GatorFavre on July 07, 2009, 12:40:36 AM

Yeah, I'll pass.  I'd rather not go to a theater to be surrounded by horny teens.  Not to mention, Megan Fox is a shit actress and not even her looks can save her in my opinion.

 icon_eek

would THIS change your mind?

7319  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Family Guy Blue Harvest..any good? on: July 06, 2009, 08:13:31 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 06, 2009, 05:05:52 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 06, 2009, 04:51:35 PM

While I think Family Guy jumped the shark after season 2 and is just a never ending stream of rehashed jokes, the star wars hour long episode was pretty good, IMHO.



did it really last for an hour?...felt a lot shorter


EDIT:actually do you guys have commercials during Family Guy?...Family Guy is on BBC3 here,so no commercials so that might be why it felt less than an hour

here in the states, where REAL television is made...not that mamby pamby crap your BBC excretes onto the airwaves...we consider 43 minutes to be an hour.  that's because we're tough sons of bitches who don't mind losing 17 minutes every hour...we live fast and we die hard, baby!

(p.s.  completely non serious post, by the way  Tongue )
7320  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/6) on: July 06, 2009, 08:09:57 PM

Quote from: jersoc on July 06, 2009, 06:56:20 PM

Quote from: Chaz on July 06, 2009, 02:32:09 PM

Over the weekend I got 8000 MS points for $60, so I'll definitely be getting Battlefield 1943, and I may poke around and see if there's any other DLC/Arcade games that I skipped.

i snagged 4000 of those too. such a good deal.

Have you tried using them yet?  I'm just curious because I've been checking out the thread on cheapassgamer for this deal and there's a lot of speculation that the seller (who is apparently some college student) is either using stolen credit card numbers to buy them from Microsoft (which would be really too stupid to believe since he's using his real name supposedly...so I'm not believing this theory), buying them at liquidation prices off Circuit City or some other bankrupt entity/troubled retailer (believable, I suppose), or he's just buying them up with his own credit card in a ponzi-like manner. 
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