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7281  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.
7282  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.
7283  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
7284  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Freedom Force 1 and 2 on Steam for $7.49 on: July 27, 2009, 02:44:13 PM
I long for a third game in the series...and a fourth, fifth, sixth...etc.
7285  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Weekend Deal(s) Velvet Assasin, Men of War, X3 Terran Conflict on: July 27, 2009, 02:43:18 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 25, 2009, 05:50:30 PM

I've heard Men of War is crazy challenging/difficult.  True?

I didn't think it was crazy challenging, but it is challenging at times.  the same could be said for soldiers.  you just need to reload a save game and try a new tactic when you get stumped.
7286  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm back in debt on: July 25, 2009, 05:03:12 PM

Quote from: Kagath on July 25, 2009, 04:15:02 PM

Nice looking place, but I honestly don't think I could live in a place that close to neighbors if that's your situation.

we live in a wonderful world where some folks don't mind having neighbors that close.   icon_wink
7287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Utilities] Ceekay Post Generator on: July 25, 2009, 03:04:53 PM
From the FAQ, How to Post Like a Ceekay.

Choose 1 item from list 1, 1 from list 2 and 1 from list 3.  Then post.

List 1

1) I
2) Someone I know
3) This guy at the supermarket
4) Lady Gaga
5) Ned


List 2

1) likes
2) just bought
3) might enjoy
4) could very well be
5) should have

List 3

1) Pudding
2) spatial geometry
3) the movie Con Air
4) a noun
5) Sarah Jessica Parker


(i keed, i keed  Tongue)
7288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm back in debt on: July 25, 2009, 01:10:33 PM
Congratulations Ken!   icon_biggrin
7289  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Trailer]Hot Tub Time Machine on: July 25, 2009, 01:14:16 AM
Heck with Cusack, I will watch anything with Craig Robinson (Darryl from The Office).  That guy is rapidly becoming one of my favorite comic actors.  I will see this film for him and him alone.
7290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rescue Me returns Tuesday on: July 25, 2009, 01:10:34 AM
I'm continually amazed at how the actor who plays Sean can take dialog that would be so idiotic as to come across as forced comedy from a lesser actor and make it hilarious.  His diatribe on the relationship between the term Carpe Diem and fish actually made me laugh.  He plays it with such sincerity that it works.
7291  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Weekend Deal(s) Velvet Assasin, Men of War, X3 Terran Conflict on: July 25, 2009, 01:06:21 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 25, 2009, 01:02:15 AM

Quote from: hepcat on July 24, 2009, 08:02:22 PM

I've heard nothing but bad things about Velvet Assassin, so that's off the plate.  Men of War I already bought (and love) off gamersgate during their sale.  What's the word on X3?  Is it worth it?  Does it play well with mouse/keyboard?  Or is a joystick game for the most part?

they may have changed it since the first X-3 release, but it was a beautiful game set in an universe that felt pretty sterile and I got bored after a half hour of 'OMG look at this!'.

'nuff said.  thanks for the warning.
7292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe Casting plus teaser on: July 25, 2009, 12:59:14 AM
Well, other than the "Stargate Babies" cast, it didn't look all THAT bad.  I may give it a chance.  As long as they don't bring on the writers from that god awful Stargate: Atlantis series, it may be entertaining.
7293  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Weekend Deal(s) Velvet Assasin, Men of War, X3 Terran Conflict on: July 25, 2009, 12:51:00 AM
Quote
Tell me more of Men of War...

Men of War is the second sequel to one of my all time favorite games, Soldiers: Heroes of WWII.  It's an RTS, yes.  But it's an RTS in the vein of Dawn of War II (minus the RPG elements) and Company of Heroes.  I love this series, despite its sometimes obvious low production values and bad translations.  If you haven't played Soldiers, you can get it cheap off Steam I believe.  But Men of War at that price is absolutely worth it.

Quote
Meh, another RTS. I haven't even started Universe at War Earth Assault yet.
 

night and day.  Universe at War is a standard "build 'em up, send 'em out" RTS, while Men of War is a send 'em out...but make goddamn sure they have cover, ammo, strategic positioning, fire support...etc, etc, etc.
7294  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Weekend Deal(s) Velvet Assasin, Men of War, X3 Terran Conflict on: July 24, 2009, 08:02:22 PM
I've heard nothing but bad things about Velvet Assassin, so that's off the plate.  Men of War I already bought (and love) off gamersgate during their sale.  What's the word on X3?  Is it worth it?  Does it play well with mouse/keyboard?  Or is a joystick game for the most part?
7295  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whiteout on: July 23, 2009, 08:11:43 PM
The formula for movies usually goes like this: 

Tight Leather + Horrible plot - any kind of sense = Kate Beckinsale movie
7296  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamestop B2G1 free THIS weekend - July 17/19 on: July 21, 2009, 09:19:01 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 20, 2009, 12:52:38 PM

It turns out that the $5, $10, and $15 off round stickers do not apply in the 2 for 1 deal.   mad  Resistance 2 is listed at $49.99 but with a $15 off sticker. 

I could not find 3 other games that I wanted, so I ended up just buying Resistance 2 by itself for $35.

same thing happened to me.   icon_mad
7297  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Live Dashboard features on: July 21, 2009, 08:32:32 PM
So now that I can browse the netflix list of watch now videos, there's really no need for me to actually make any vertical or horizontal movement while on my couch?

...nice.

Now let's get to work on that mobile stove and toilet, M$.
7298  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamestop B2G1 free THIS weekend - July 17/19 on: July 17, 2009, 08:06:04 PM
Picked up Star Wars Force Unleashed, Gears of War II and Prince of Persia for 53 bucks with my Edge Card.  Not bad.

7299  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the 10 worst consoles ever on: July 17, 2009, 08:03:59 PM
Back when the Apple II was making gamers green with envy, my well meaning father decided one christmas to get me the Bally Astrocade .  God love him, but that thing was a mess...
7300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple tells M$ to stop with the ads? on: July 16, 2009, 05:04:55 PM
My guess is that someone in marketing got a bit eager and decided to have a lawyer contact MS.  Now that the story is out, I'd imagine that marketing employee is looking for a new job.   icon_biggrin
7301  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not Harry Potter? Not a Problem..... on: July 16, 2009, 04:03:14 PM
Placing a large wooden pole between your legs and running down a field while someone tries to physically stop you can only end in tears....and a colostomy bag.
7302  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
7303  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.
7304  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. 
7305  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?
7306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best TV Theme Song on: July 11, 2009, 06:31:00 PM
  The Munsters   That is all.
7307  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
7308  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!
7309  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
7310  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.
7311  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
7312  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.
7313  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.
7314  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
7315  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.
7316  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.     
7317  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.
7318  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.
7319  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.
7320  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. 
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