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7361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Explain harddrives to me on: May 04, 2009, 02:28:37 PM
I would read through this page.  It would appear that this is the wrong place for a serious answer.   icon_wink
7362  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mutant Chronicles on: May 04, 2009, 02:00:38 PM
They had it on Xbox Live video marketplace for a while.  Still might.  But they were charging like full movie theater ticket price for it and I wasn't about to pay that much for a film that badly rated. 

In other news, I bought the revamped board/mini game at Gencon last year from the FFG booth....only to find out 9 months later that they are dropping the game due to poor sales.    icon_mad
7363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: movie - District Wars from Peter Jackson on: May 01, 2009, 09:07:49 PM
took me a few minutes to get that one...   icon_biggrin

then about a minute more to get embarrassed that i remembered that quote.   icon_redface
7364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: movie - District Wars from Peter Jackson on: May 01, 2009, 08:34:54 PM
ceekay and i were alluding to two other films:  Alien Nation and Enemy Mine (I believe).  To me, this looks more like the former.
7365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: May 01, 2009, 05:26:18 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 01, 2009, 02:34:46 AM

Quote from: hepcat on May 01, 2009, 02:11:17 AM

Quote from: Purge on May 01, 2009, 01:43:12 AM

IN-FUCKING-SENSITIVE.

Could you even fit that on a customized pool stick?   icon_confused

Could on mine.. problem is that it would say IN FUNGI E when I was disinterested.

So you have a pool stick that actually grows and shrinks depending on the level of attention you're paying to a pool game?  My god, that would be cool.  You'd be like a watered down version of Midnight Eye Goku
7366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: movie - District Wars from Peter Jackson on: May 01, 2009, 05:15:01 PM
I hope one of the aliens becomes a detective and then teams up with a human detective who hates aliens, only to slowly form a lasting friendship through mutual respect!
7367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gothic 2 gold worth $10? on: May 01, 2009, 03:50:45 PM
Paladins get very easy toward the latter half of the game.  So they're a good choice for someone new to the gothic game series.  Try mage if you wanna get a tougher time out of the game.   icon_biggrin
7368  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target (30%+ off PC titles, including a few games) on: May 01, 2009, 03:45:58 PM
I just saw that Company of Heroes Gold deal at my local Target this past weekend...1 week after I paid 29.99 for the same thing on Steam.   icon_frown
7369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Empire total war - anyone still playing on: May 01, 2009, 03:03:51 PM
Just the battles still, I believe.  That's been the norm for the total war series since the beginning. 
7370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: May 01, 2009, 03:02:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 01, 2009, 07:27:31 AM

Quote from: Razgon on May 01, 2009, 06:14:37 AM

from the trailers it looks like theyve captured ham pretty damn well

I always liked ham!



(1000 geek points to whoever catches the reference)

please, posting a pic of michael ironside on a board full of sci fi/fantasy geeks and asking about a role he once had is like posting a picture of a pizza on the Oprah site and asking who made it...

Ham Tyler - V: The Series
7371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Reviews] X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: May 01, 2009, 02:58:04 PM
I had been interested in this one, but metacritic has it averaging around the 70th percentile mark.   icon_confused
7372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Velvet Assassin on: May 01, 2009, 02:55:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 01, 2009, 03:42:41 AM

ouch.  5.0 from IGN.

Quote
Closing Comments
Velvet Assassin could have been an interesting take on World War II by highlighting a facet of the conflict that's rarely covered by gaming. While it does bring in the secret agent angle, it also brings in a story that's completely thin and unsupported. Even worse, Assassin features flawed stealth action elements that can ruin the gameplay when they go awry, and only point out the hit-or-miss nature of the mechanics when they work well. If you need a stealth action experience, you'll probably want to look elsewhere.

Usually if it dips that low in a review, it will rate fairly low across the board.  Too bad though, it sounded interesting. 
7373  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can't believe it happened to me (laid off) on: May 01, 2009, 02:54:15 PM
I hope you know that we're all crossing our fingers!
7374  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why you should watch the Ghost Whisperer NSFW on: May 01, 2009, 02:48:52 PM
Correction:  Why you should watch the Ghost Whisperer without sound NSFW
7375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: May 01, 2009, 02:11:17 AM

Quote from: Purge on May 01, 2009, 01:43:12 AM

IN-FUCKING-SENSITIVE.

Could you even fit that on a customized pool stick?   icon_confused
7376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let the Right One In on: May 01, 2009, 02:07:49 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
SL, I didn't (and still don't) see any signs that anything other than Oskar feeling like he wasn't wanted by his father was going on in that scene.  He left because he felt like he didn't belong.  That's a constant theme with Oskar.  Also, the director himself basically stated that there was no intention of any homosexual overtones in that scene.  While I don't recall that the director ever explicitly stated that Oskar's dad is an alcoholic, it's a fairly easy jump to make considering the almost embarrassed looks he gives his son as he sets out the booze.  Also, sorry if I came across as insulting in my reply at any point.  That was not my intent.

7377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 11:37:16 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 30, 2009, 09:59:10 PM

I was taught as a kid that because I was stronger than others, it was my responsibility to manage myself and be careful around others.



 icon_eek  Where were you raised?  A Gladitorial camp outside ancient Rome?
7378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oh god! It's a whole chicken in a can!!! on: April 30, 2009, 09:57:47 PM
That may very well put me off chicken of any type for the rest of my life...
7379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let the Right One In on: April 30, 2009, 09:55:50 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 09:41:50 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yeah, the point was that his dad was an alcoholic.  It definitely made me wonder if the dad was gay though based on what I took to be some meaningful glances (though I never for a second thought that the dad was setting Oskar up for rape... wtf?



yeah, I never once got that impression.  That's a bit out of left field.
7380  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oh god! It's a whole chicken in a can!!! on: April 30, 2009, 09:47:56 PM
Sometimes I have chicken and then go to the ca....well, you know where this is going.
7381  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 09:44:48 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 30, 2009, 09:43:59 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 09:37:59 PM

I realize gellar is being gellar here...

If I were overly sensitive or emotional should he have to apologize for that?  For being gellar?  Or only if Knightshade asked him to.


Stop the presses:  Gellar is married to Knightshade??
7382  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oh god! It's a whole chicken in a can!!! on: April 30, 2009, 09:41:15 PM
They actually are born in the can and then sealed up when they die.
7383  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let the Right One In on: April 30, 2009, 09:37:19 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on April 30, 2009, 09:30:58 PM

Spoiler for Hiden:
I was gonna ask WTF that one part was where they show her nakedness, and I was more shocked at that...and didn't put any greater meaning to it other than he saw a naked girl...

One thing I didn't get- that ties into the whole pedophelia thing- is the odd occurrence of the visitor at oskar's dad's house.  Was he (the dad) setting oskar up to be raped?

Any way, glad they played down the pedophelia angles, as if I had caught on to that I probably would have turned it off.



Overall solid film.


Spoiler for Hiden:
In an interview with the director, he noted that some people thought that Oskar's dad was gay because of that scene.  The director said that was not his intention at all.  So I doubt that was what going on.  I believe it was intended to show that Oskar's dad liked his liquor more than his son.
7384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best swordfight in a movie on: April 30, 2009, 09:12:48 PM
would this count?
7385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 09:01:04 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 30, 2009, 08:55:00 PM


Regardless, I'll probably see her this weekend and discuss the situation.  A big deal about nothing.  My biggest problem was with my wife's demands and orders.    

I think it's best to swallow your pride in this instance.  Your wife will admire you for it and she may purchase a new pool stick or other pool related item for you as a sign of her gratitude.  

Conversely she may see this as a sign of weakness and attack.  I'm not sure how it's going to play out, but I'm fairly certain I want it videotaped.
7386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Swine Flu Outbreak- the next big pandemic? on: April 30, 2009, 08:53:09 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on April 30, 2009, 08:42:33 PM

can't post the link since I am on my phone, but I read a CDC report on the swine flu outbreak at Fort Dix in 1976. Looks like this one is similiar. Also read that this is a H1N1 Strain that is similiar to the normal human flu.

Lastly, I think the 'overreaction' is a good thing. It should help keep this from blowing up out of control, and keep us better prepared for when the big one does come.

There's a discussion going on at OO over this, as well.  One thing that DOES make it very different than normal strains of flu is that it includes animal genes, which makes natural immunity in humans very, very rare.
7387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 30, 2009, 08:49:48 PM
Sticks A'Hoy?

Cue-bert?

Ball Boy?

Side Pocket Pete?

Scratch?

7388  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 08:33:06 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 30, 2009, 08:28:31 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on April 30, 2009, 05:56:36 PM

A side note but I hate it when people go places with their dog.....

This always surprises me and momentarily makes me feel guilty because my dogs never leave the house/yard except for their daily 2 mile walks. I don't take them to dog parks (too scared of disease and inattentive dog owners with their overly aggressive dogs) or to go visit other people's homes. I would be too paranoid about them doing something destructive.

I'm a huge dog lover, but I completely understand that sentiment.  Whenever I've had dogs, I've always been hesitant to take them to another's house as I'd be incredibly embarrassed if they decided to do something nasty on the carpet.
7389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 08:08:51 PM
I hate to admit, but I'm incredibly sensitive to body language and tone.  It is with great remorse that I have to say I sympathize with this person.  She may be wrong, but short of confronting her and forcing her to seek out the therapy she needs to develop a thicker skin, you're going to have to deal with this situation as long as she's your wife's friend.

...which brings up a potential solution, if you're willing.  Steal some of this woman's clothing and leave it scattered around your bedroom when your wife's away.  When she comes home, quickly kick this clothing under the bed while whistling and looking at the ceiling.  There's a very good chance that this Dana person will soon be UNinvited to any social events.

of course, you're probably going to lose a testicle in the process.  but it may be worth it if this person is troubling you as much as it seems.
7390  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 30, 2009, 07:55:07 PM
The old "delete post bring site to its knees for 10 minutes" problem is back, though.  sorry about that.   icon_redface
7391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 30, 2009, 06:54:42 PM
I'm having trouble connecting as well.
7392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost returns next week! [Spoilers!] on: April 30, 2009, 06:24:14 PM
It's a well known fact that I'm an idiot, so could someone help a brother out here?  What happened to Faraday after he was done time trippin' with Sawyer and the rest of the Scooby gang?  I'm drawing a blank when I try to remember.   icon_confused
7393  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 30, 2009, 03:13:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 30, 2009, 02:51:38 PM

Quote from: Devil on April 30, 2009, 01:28:16 PM

Why couldn't they just sell games on memory stick?

aren't those really small in physical size?  if they're the size I'm thinking of, like the memory card for the Wii, I imagine they'd be pretty easy to lose.

which means you have to buy another one.  sony has a plan, my friend.
7394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 08:12:12 PM
Frankly I'm surprised by the low ratio of pool stick to penis names...
7395  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Rising 2 Announced!!! on: April 29, 2009, 08:05:53 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 29, 2009, 07:56:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 29, 2009, 02:39:40 PM

I'm with EroticCabbage on this one.  DR was a great, great gaming experience for me.  I admit, I had no desire to pick it up based on the demo that they released a few months before the game came out.  But after seeing more and more positive reviews on it when it did hit the shelves, I broke down.  I'm glad I did.  It really is a game that's greater than the sum of its parts.  The overall experience is just fantastic.  I still go back and replay it every few months just to try and save more of those losers holing up in the food court or whatever. 

Yeah, but you also liked There Will Be Boredom.

In the words of Walt Whitman, "I contain multitudes".
7396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 08:03:31 PM
For the love of God people, can we all just work together in order to keep Pete from turning this thread into a discussion about his ass!?!  You should all know by now that the guy will bring up his posterior any chance he gets.  Think about the children, for god's sake!!!
7397  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NWN2: Mysteries of Westgate on: April 29, 2009, 07:53:01 PM
I just want to go on record as saying that the $4.00 EDS (Extended Download Service) add on is a crock of sh#t.   icon_mad
7398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 07:43:04 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 29, 2009, 07:41:23 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 29, 2009, 06:54:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 29, 2009, 06:33:37 PM


But keep in mind that one doesn't just decide to go by a nickname.  A nickname has to be earned or christened.     retard 

...this would explain GT members like "semiconscious" and "sensuouslettuce".

and.... HepC? ;-)

 icon_lol ah, you remembered my earlier concern. 
7399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 06:54:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 29, 2009, 06:33:37 PM


But keep in mind that one doesn't just decide to go by a nickname.  A nickname has to be earned or christened.     retard 

...this would explain GT members like "semiconscious" and "sensuouslettuce".
7400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Pete With His Pool Hustler Nickname on: April 29, 2009, 06:48:51 PM
oh...those are good...   icon_lol
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