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7401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ridley Scott does Robin Hood on: June 19, 2009, 09:34:32 PM
Alien and Blade Runner I give you.  But most of the rest of those films aren't Kubrick or Gilliam level of greatness, IMHO.  When people speak of Ridley Scott, they usually do so in hushed tones of reverence.  I just don't think he merits that level of devotion based on his track record.  I guess what I'm saying is that I don't view him as an auteur anymore.
7402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stephen King's 'The Mist' (book & movie) on: June 19, 2009, 08:51:15 PM
This is one of those rare instances in which I actually prefer the movie (The Mist, that is) to the short story. 
7403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ridley Scott does Robin Hood on: June 19, 2009, 08:19:05 PM
Yeah, to be honest, I guess I'm giving him slack because of Blade Runner.  However, you can't judge an entire career based on one great film if you follow it up with crap after crap.
7404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ridley Scott does Robin Hood on: June 19, 2009, 08:05:48 PM
I've actually been pretty disappointed in Ridley Scott for quite a few years now.  His work has just seemed so uninspired and derivative.  Body of Lies and American Gangster were just middle of the road movies that any director with at least a modicum of experience behind the camera could have done.  When I hear RIDLEY SCOTT I want something new and exciting...I want Terry Gilliam level genius, not Roland Emmerich with yet another Russel Crowe film.
7405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Spice Girls story on: June 19, 2009, 07:57:42 PM
thanks?
7406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want my...I want my...I want my M:tG on: June 19, 2009, 05:14:14 PM
I will say that I'm glad they included the image of the xbox controller on each card's midsection...I was horribly afraid I'd get these mixed up with any of the ones I bought in real life.
7407  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Weekend deal - Empire Total War $24.99! on: June 19, 2009, 04:18:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 19, 2009, 03:53:53 PM

Funny.  I was just this morning thinking I might get this game if a good deal came up.

Thanks!

EDIT:

Apparently, you can get the Elite Unis pack for $10 more.  Seems hefty to me.  Does anyone know if they're worth it?

I don't think it's worth it, to be honest.  They'll release them in a patch someday.  Plus, they're adding 14 new units in a huge patch this upcoming monday anyway.
7408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I scored a Job Interview. Now what? on: June 19, 2009, 04:08:10 PM
Guys, I think Kratz is paraphrasing the movie...

Quote
Interviewer: "Whose this gentleman sitting behind you?"
Dale: [peeks from behind Brennan] "Hello Miss Lady!"
Interviewer: "You can't..."
Brennan: "Shu... shut your mouth."
Interviewer: "You shouldn't tell the person who is interviewing you to shut their mouth."
Brennan: "You're sounding stupid now."
Interviewer: "I'm sorry, what did you just say?"
Brennan: "You're just coming off stupid."
Interviewer: "Please leave this office."
Brennan: "Do we get any sort of souvenir?"
Interviewer: "GET OUT OF MY OFFICE!"

7409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I scored a Job Interview. Now what? on: June 19, 2009, 03:12:22 PM
I can't stress the importance of pants.  Show up without them and security gets called, I've found.
7410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want my...I want my...I want my M:tG on: June 19, 2009, 02:46:59 PM
I think it's well worth 10 bucks.  Hopefully the plan is to build on this base game with more decks, puzzles and eventually the ability to build decks.
7411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek TOS on: June 18, 2009, 09:05:34 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on June 18, 2009, 09:04:28 PM

I'd rather have it untouched just the way it was made.

then simply choose the option to do so.  he did mention that the original versions were on the disc as well.
7412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want my...I want my...I want my M:tG on: June 18, 2009, 06:22:41 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 18, 2009, 05:59:38 PM

I wasnt able to generate a code...anyone else had this issue?

I got that error when I initially fired it up last night.  However, I restarted it and it didn't warn me again.  I'm not sure if that means it accepted it the second time or if it just didn't even try, though.
7413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/15) on: June 17, 2009, 02:20:26 PM
magic on xbla
7414  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend MMO sale on: June 12, 2009, 08:17:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 12, 2009, 07:55:21 PM

I'm confused as to why there are two EQ2 bundles, both of which say they have all 4 expansion packs, but the one that seems like it would have the fewer packs is more expensive.

I saw that too.  I think it's a mistake.  As far as I know, sony online releases each expansion for EQ2 with all previous expansions included..or at least they have for the last few.
7415  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend MMO sale on: June 12, 2009, 07:46:04 PM
EQ2 is EQ lite, from what I've heard.  I played EQ2 for quite some time, but never really played the first EQ.  I enjoyed it.  My only complaint was that the combat wasn't as tight as WoW or LotR.  What I mean by that is that there was always a disconnect from the actual blows.  You could fire an arrow at a distant mob, but standing on the edge of your bow's range didn't mean much since usually the mob would just warp to your spot before you got a game determined number of shots off.  In WoW and LotR, it seems that the combat is more interactive...even though I'm sure it's probably not.

other than that, there's tons of content, a huge number of different classes, multiple starting zones, and a healthy crafting system.  I'm not a big fan of the armor/weapon bonuses because it's one of those games that gives practically imperceptible bonuses for special items.

still, the amount of stuff you're getting, combined with the fact that you're getting it all for less than the cost of a month's subscription, makes it a pretty easy choice for any fan of MMO's.  Unfortunately, since I've already subscribed to EQ2 in the past, I'm not eligible for the 30 days free unless I want to lose the characters I played with when I originally subscribed.
7416  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam MMO sale on: June 12, 2009, 06:07:14 PM
EQ2 with all the expansion packs (including the latest), adventure packs and base game for 9.99? 

In!
7417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Moon on: June 12, 2009, 05:21:19 PM
Doomed, all kidding aside, I really suggest you talk to someone.  The tin foil over the windows thing is something a friend of mine did when he was going through the darkest part of clinical depression.  If nothing else, talk to your physician.  he/she can suggest a good mental health counselor.
7418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Moon on: June 12, 2009, 03:45:37 PM
Doomed, I have a few questions for you.  Please answer truthfully.

1) Have you ever purchased a van and covered the entire interior in sound proofing material and carpeting?

2) Do you have a windowless room in your house whose door you've hidden behind a bookshelf?

3) Do you ever find yourself watching Silence of the Lambs and nodding your head a lot?

If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, I would like to announce that I actually don't live in Chicago.  I live in Denmark. 
7419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possible hacked XBox accounts on: June 12, 2009, 02:42:41 PM
yeah, that's actually a really good suggestion.
7420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possible hacked XBox accounts on: June 11, 2009, 07:00:21 PM

Quote from: mytocles on June 11, 2009, 06:35:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 11, 2009, 06:20:20 PM

What?  No one sent ME a damn message leading me to a potentially dangerous web site?  What am I?  Chopped liver!?  Aren't I loved at all!?

Hep, you will always be loved... unless, of course, your hair isn't really red, then fo-gedda-bout-it!



Fortunately, I was born without any outwardly visible genetic defects...like red hair. 

 Tongue
7421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possible hacked XBox accounts on: June 11, 2009, 06:20:20 PM
What?  No one sent ME a damn message leading me to a potentially dangerous web site?  What am I?  Chopped liver!?  Aren't I loved at all!?
7422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prototype on: June 11, 2009, 06:17:24 PM
Aiming with a gun can be either free aim or lock on if you use the left trigger.  flicking the stick to the left or right while locked on to a target will quickly switch to another, nearby target.
7423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jimmy Fallon on Project Natal on: June 11, 2009, 05:11:57 PM
State prisons will need to change their standard issue prisoner outfits or risk looking like a training site for the kids from Ender's Game.
7424  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target - PS3 games buy 2 get 1 free deal on: June 11, 2009, 04:52:13 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on June 11, 2009, 04:13:36 PM

Quote from: mikeg on June 11, 2009, 11:46:38 AM

Having just gotten CoD Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed, Halo 3, FEAR, and Bioshock for $6.99 each.  I am waiting for a much deeper price drop than $40 per title nowadays.  These buy 2 get one just don't cut it anymore.   Man, am I becoming a cheapass gamer in my old age.

Wha?!? Where'd you find that?

open display case near exit at gamestop?
7425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jimmy Fallon on Project Natal on: June 11, 2009, 03:43:56 PM
I can't imagine that playing Burnout (or any racing game) that way would be even the least bit enjoyable.  The steering wheel is an essential, tactile component of a driving game, imho.
7426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best lunch ever! on: June 10, 2009, 06:13:56 PM
Dim Sum in chinatown in Chicago is a treat I need to treat myself to more often.  That and some of those meat filled buns they sell at the bakeries that are stationed every 7 feet in that area.
7427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife lost her job, disability woes, unemployment - I need your advice. on: June 10, 2009, 06:09:18 PM
You and the missus are in my thoughts, Ron.  I truly hope things turn around after this procedure!
7428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best lunch ever! on: June 10, 2009, 05:48:25 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 10, 2009, 05:45:02 PM

I eat the same lunch every day, and it is always good.  Ham & cheese sandwich, handful of chips, glass of milk.

Whoooooaaaaaa there, Caligula.  Slow down or you're gonna burn out!
7429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best lunch ever! on: June 10, 2009, 05:38:19 PM
Is it just me or is it VERY difficult to find a good Chinese restaurant?  More so than any other ethnic food type, that is? 
7430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell: Conviction on: June 10, 2009, 05:34:51 PM
Unfortunately, I traded my copy of SC:DA in a while ago.  However, if Conviction includes a good MP mode, I'd love to do some MP as a devil may care, well endowed agent.
7431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell: Conviction on: June 10, 2009, 05:15:56 PM
Ah, I remember you and I playing MP in DA one once or twice.  I really do enjoy the Agent/Merc mode and I hope Conviction includes a healthy MP upgrade.  If so, we need to get a GT game night going for that. 
7432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prototype on: June 10, 2009, 01:48:42 AM
Just typed up a whole lot of impressions...and promptly erased them by accident.  Damn compatibility view mode.   mad

Anyway, to sum it up after 2 hours of play:

It's The Hulk Ultimate Destruction and Spiderman 2/3/Web of Shadows.  If you liked those games, you'll love this one.

The powers are great and varied.  The events give out EP to buy upgrades and powers, so they're useful. 

Missions are multiple part.

I thought the game was going to be easy at first...until it stopped being easy.  Having claw hands and superstrength means diddly squat to a rocket launcher.

I think the current ratio of vehicles is 1200 cab drivers to 5 non cab drivers in the game city.  You think I'm kidding?  Just look around.  I stopped in a busy intersection and counted 17 cabs and 1 mini van at one point.



7433  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [GOG] select Strategy Games 25% off on: June 09, 2009, 08:13:11 PM
Not buying Soldiers is a crime if you don't already have it/have already played it. 
7434  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Gamersgate] Kings Bounty the Legend $9.99 on: June 06, 2009, 05:44:54 PM

Quote from: Azhag on June 06, 2009, 01:56:36 PM

I seem to recall people having issues if they were on a 64bit OS.

64 bit Vista here.  No problems at all after 12 hours or so of playtime. 
7435  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Gamersgate] Kings Bounty the Legend $9.99 on: June 05, 2009, 09:25:33 PM
ah...son of a...i just bought this off them for 24.95 last week.   mad
7436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Sacred 2 finally gold! on: June 04, 2009, 08:49:28 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 04, 2009, 05:56:47 PM

Quote from: skystride on June 04, 2009, 05:53:24 PM

Did anyone get the add-on?  200 points for a pack mule or something I think.  Is it worth it?

I did, and its pretty nice - lets you use the heros chest whenever you've got a ton of things - I like it!

is it basically the imp preorder from gamestop?
7437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy hell Arrested Development was funny on: June 04, 2009, 06:28:21 PM
 "Why am I not going under water?!?! DEAR, GOD! WHY AM I NOT GOING UNDER WATER??!?!?!?!"    icon_lol
7438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prototype on: June 04, 2009, 05:07:47 PM
Let's ask Juniordan what he thinks of it.  I'm assuming he's already got it.   Tongue
7439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I watch The Postman? on: June 04, 2009, 04:58:51 PM

Quote from: kadnod on June 04, 2009, 03:51:11 PM

Waterworld is mediocre overall, but I always thought Dennis Hopper did an excellent job as the villain. 

Dennis Hopper plays Dennis Hopper in every movie he makes.  While sitting on his deluxe-o throne on that friggin' waterboat of his, I fully expected him to yell out ""Heineken? F*#k that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!"" at least once...
7440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I watch The Postman? on: June 03, 2009, 04:45:43 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 03, 2009, 02:09:04 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 03, 2009, 01:34:14 PM


And you survived just fine. Why would you want to withhold the Costner from others?

"just fine"??  hello!  it's me you're talking to!  you've known me long enough to know better.
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