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7401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedons Dollhouse starts Friday on: May 06, 2009, 02:59:30 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 06, 2009, 02:52:26 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 06, 2009, 02:49:48 PM

Something that I'm finding impressive about the show is the ability of the actors playing the dolls to change roles so well.  If you think about it, this show is really challenging for actors, because they essentially have to create very different characters every week, and sometimes switch back and forth within the show, which they have all managed to do very well, I think.  I was especially impressed with the guy who got the security chief put in his head.  It was kind of eerie how well he imitated him.

Yep- Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj are great finds and hopefully will have a promising future even if Dollhouse doesn't go on.  Sad thing is that they are acting rings around Dushku. 

My thoughts exactly.  At first, I thought those two actors were merely window dressing.  But they've show some real acting chops.  Especially Gjokaj.  Man, that guy is scary good at playing such radically different people.
7402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Deadpool on: May 06, 2009, 02:25:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 06, 2009, 02:14:15 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 06, 2009, 12:51:15 PM

AWWW WTF???...i heard it was gonna be X-Men Origins:Magneto next...infact i was looking forward to that as much as i am for Wolverine

honestly, I'll be glad if they skip over Magneto to do Deadpool, especially if they insist on using CGI to make Ian McKellen younger.

I wonder if they'll have him use his magnetic powers to whip his walker at people?
7403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: May 06, 2009, 01:25:06 PM
Downloaded it last night and fired up my save from right before the final moments of the game and chose an alternative ending that would let me survive...and the game dropped me back to the menu screen.  I tried it a second time and it finally opened up the new content.  Just a word of warning that it may do the same for someone else.  If so, just reload and try it again.
7404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 5/5: Bueller? Bueller? on: May 05, 2009, 07:26:09 PM
I'm guessing that The Adventures Of Black Beauty isn't what I'm hoping it is...
7405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [coimics] Batman: Battle for the Cowel on: May 05, 2009, 07:25:02 PM
I read that they were bringing back (or have already brought back) Barry Allen (the second flash) after his great death in the Infinite Crises series eons ago.  That's pretty annoying.
7406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 on: May 05, 2009, 03:28:46 PM
My only problem with the show is that in my opinion it didn't really get interesting until the last half dozen episodes of the last season.  It was like they needed someone to light a fire under their ass to get it going.
7407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Guilty TV pleasures on: May 05, 2009, 02:33:22 PM
It used to be the Andy Griffith show.  There was just something about the small town America setting that made me feel all warm inside.   icon_biggrin
7408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DLC Time limits? on: May 05, 2009, 01:50:54 PM
Unless it's a video rental, I don't think there are any time limits.  I still have DLC stuff on my system that I bought a few months after the 360 hit shelves.
7409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: May 04, 2009, 09:35:57 PM
The first x-men caught me completely off guard.  It showed what a talented cast coupled with writers who cared about the material could do.  It was first and foremost a character driven film.  The second one threw in a bit more action, but still maintained that character development so necessary in making us care about these people.

X3 just tossed all that out and moved you from one battle to the next without any affection for its characters.  It was a real disappointment for me, although I still enjoyed seeing Vinnie Jones struggling to make his accent at least halfway understandable.   icon_biggrin
7410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: May 04, 2009, 06:39:47 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 04, 2009, 06:38:25 PM

I don't understand this line of reasoning.  I feel like most RPGs tend to be very story-heavy, and thus contain a lot of "NPCs yammering".  If that bugs you, then you probably weren't looking for an RPG anyway.  Besides, given that this is a Bethesda game, couldn't you just tell them to fuck off and then shoot them in the head?

Simply put, he doesn't like RPG's.  He likes action/rpg's that are very lite on the rpg, at most.
7411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Sims 3 on: May 04, 2009, 06:23:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2009, 05:19:18 PM

Heck, I'm going to create sims based of y'all  icon_twisted

I'm going to do the same...then lock them in my sim's basement with no food and wait for everyone to eat Arclight and Blackadar.
7412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 04, 2009, 05:57:47 PM
You just doing a compress?  or are you reindexing too?
7413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: May 04, 2009, 05:25:52 PM
It was the Ratner version of Dark Phoenix, though.
7414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: May 04, 2009, 05:03:25 PM
You can't give us the incredibly great Nightcrawler in X2 and then take him away in X3.  You just can't, for cryin' out loud.
7415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/3) on: May 04, 2009, 04:47:44 PM
I'm seriously thinking about getting a DS pretty much just for Jagged Alliance (if the reviews are good). 

edit:  wait...the fallout 3 dlc broken steel is coming out this week???
7416  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: May 04, 2009, 04:38:31 PM
I try to avoid day one purchases as well, but I tend to let that rule become more of a suggestion when it comes to developers/distributors I trust.  Steam and Stardock being two of them as I have no doubt that they'll do their hardest to fix any issues that might pop up (Stardock being the more reliable of the two as Brad himself will dive in and work on stuff). Am I disappointed in the MP and favor points problems that have plagued the game since release?  Of course I am.  However, I look at this way:  I put money in the pockets of a small developer (in comparison to studios like EA and Microsoft) who actually cares about their products and will work to fix them.  I'm willing to live with that.
7417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: May 04, 2009, 02:55:08 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 04, 2009, 02:46:47 PM

While I appreciate the half off coupons in an effort to up the playerbase, it does make me a bit miffed as an early buyer.  Basically, by buying on day 1, I had the joy of having an MP focused game with serious connectivity issues.  Had I waited, I would have had far fewer issues, and been able to get a code for 50% off from a friend.  Remind me, why did I buy on day 1 again?

hindsight is always 20/20.
7418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Explain harddrives to me on: May 04, 2009, 02:49:29 PM
Good lord, is this what it's come to?  I'm being chastised for attempting to be human?  What kind of monster am I???   icon_lol
7419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Explain harddrives to me on: May 04, 2009, 02:41:13 PM
So now I'm fat, eh?  Why you son of a ....

I included a winky face, didn't I?  I wasn't casting aspersions.  Every now and again my compassionate side takes over and makes me cast a lifeline to some poor sucker.  I promise that I'll be back to posting stuff that makes absolutely no freakin' sense in no time at all.
7420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: May 04, 2009, 02:35:47 PM

Quote from: Ridah on May 03, 2009, 09:07:25 PM

However, when it comes to comic-based movies, as long as they aren't treacherous like Spiderman I'm cool with it.



I don't think I could possibly disagree more with this opinion. 
7421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Demigod on: May 04, 2009, 02:30:42 PM
If I alt-tab out of a game to my desktop, I'm actually surprised if everything still works when I alt-tab back.   icon_biggrin

As for the status update, that's why I may get disappointed from time to time with Stardock, but also why I always come back to them.  They fess up to their mistakes and they handle them.  Then they go the extra mile.  That means a lot in my book.

We should get a list together of folks who need/want the 20 dollar demigod coupons so we can get as many GT folks into the game as possible.
7422  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
7423  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
7424  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
7425  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.
7426  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
7427  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!
7428  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
7429  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
7430  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. 
7431  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
7432  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
7433  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. 
7434  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!
7435  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
7436  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
7437  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.

7438  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?
7439  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...
7440  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.
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