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7481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising new video on: February 26, 2009, 05:14:02 PM
ouch...i wasn't aware of that.
7482  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green Lantern: The Movie on: February 26, 2009, 04:22:57 PM
I'm a huge green lantern fan, so I'm looking forward to this.  I just hope they don't play it for ironic laughs or something. 

I was surprised to read that Kenneth Brannagh is directing Thor.  That may actually work.  It seems like producers are starting to realize that getting talented actors and directors to work on comic book films helps to avoid another Uwe Boll.
7483  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 25, 2009, 06:59:02 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 25, 2009, 06:36:17 PM

Quote from: Orgull on February 25, 2009, 06:26:08 PM

There was this war movie with Mark Hammill I saw part of once. It had a scene where several soldiers hiding in foxholes get run over by a tank. That made me sick. Dunno what movie that was though.

The Big Red One??

You sure it wasn't Corvette Summer?
7484  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on: February 25, 2009, 04:18:49 PM
I have this overpowering urge to just slap Fallon.  It's unfair of me, I know.  But I just don't like the guy.  Conan and Kimmel are genuinely funny without having to pander (for the most part).  Fallon just comes across as a monkey who's been trained to shake his collection cup and make a funny face when someone walks by.
7485  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 25, 2009, 03:52:51 PM
<deleted my original post after realizing i might've misunderstood purge's post>
7486  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stupidest response from a search engine? on: February 25, 2009, 03:48:25 PM
7487  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [48H Madness] Dawn of War II $36 shipped on: February 25, 2009, 02:23:43 PM
Quite simply the most fun I've had in the single player portion of an RTS since Soldiers:  Heroes of WW2 and maybe the Freedom Force series.  I don't enjoy the MP portion (although that may change after I finish the SP campaign and give it a bit more time) but the SP is absolutely fantastic.
7488  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Andy Richter Returns! on: February 24, 2009, 10:40:59 PM
He still looks like a giant, angry baby to this day.  i swear, there's a portrait of the guy somewhere that's getting older.
7489  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Sale- Indie Game Pack on: February 24, 2009, 10:36:47 PM
well, i glossed over that.  perhaps they COULD have been a bit more lenient.    icon_biggrin
7490  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Action Movies: What makes or breaks them? on: February 24, 2009, 10:29:45 PM
I said "sometimes".  

The Joker is a definite exception to the rule.  His character is supposed to be shrouded in mystery.  He's also insane.  His depth comes from his level of malevolence, the lengths he'll go to to destroy.  not from his back story.  He's akin to the Raven from the Edgar Allen Poe poem.  He exists not so much as a character, but as a force of nature.  
7491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Action Movies: What makes or breaks them? on: February 24, 2009, 10:25:51 PM
Sometimes I really enjoy an action film that fleshes out the villain.  Gives them a background, a reason for the way they are.  Presenting them as two dimensional characters who suddenly appear and start killing is fun for pure mindless action, but if the film wants to take it to a whole new level with me it needs to develop its villain into something I can almost understand and even sympathize with in some instances. 

Of course, my favorite action film of all time would be Aliens.  And that completely goes against what I just said.   icon_lol
7492  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Sale- Indie Game Pack on: February 24, 2009, 09:50:09 PM
An online store makes it so much easier for people to ask for refunds and such.  Customers don't have to drive to the store and wait in line.  Therefore I would imagine that every time Steam has a sale, they get swamped with people demanding the price difference.  Can't really blame them for saying "no" in these instances.   icon_wink
7493  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 24, 2009, 09:35:06 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 24, 2009, 08:59:31 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 24, 2009, 08:58:18 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 24, 2009, 08:57:12 PM

I've never seen a movie as disturbing as the shit I've seen in real life. 

still giving sponge baths at the nursing home for a living, eh?

Or he still hasn't learned to stop hiding in your closet.

don't be silly.  it's not hiding if i invited him.
7494  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 24, 2009, 08:58:18 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 24, 2009, 08:57:12 PM

I've never seen a movie as disturbing as the shit I've seen in real life. 

still giving sponge baths at the nursing home for a living, eh?
7495  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 24, 2009, 06:20:01 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on February 24, 2009, 03:14:04 PM

This is a very interesting topic.  I often wondered how normal people can go see disturbing films.  I've seen a lot of the films you guys are mentioning such as OLDBOY, VERSUS and PANS LABYRINTH etc.  I find zero entertainment in these types of films anymore.  I can't stand seeing rape and human torture in any form.  For example, I caught pieces of the original SAW and couldn't stand it.  I found it impossible to look directly at the screen.  I usually approach these films as a see it once and forget about it type of film.  Now, since I'm older, I just avoid them all together.  I want to come out of watching a film and feel good and inspired and relaxed and not uptight, tense, panicky and foreboding.

Other disturbing films (to me) that I remember seeing are THE HILLS HAVE EYES (original), MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (which has convinced me to never leave this country - and I have not), REST STOP and pretty much all Asian horror films.

I think there are films that glorify violence and depravity through their apathy (and oftentimes, outright revelry) towards the subject matter.  Those films I find truly disturbing.  But to say that films including violence should be avoided (although I should note in all fairness you're not advocating that for everyone, just for yourself) is unfair.  A film like Pan's Labyrinth never once displays its violence as if it is anything other than evil and loathsome.  The violence is there because it is set during a war.  To avoid that topic altogether would ruin the context of the film.  It would destroy the urgency of the story, the tragedy of it. 
7496  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Mercenaries World in Flames is $9.99 on: February 24, 2009, 05:19:47 PM
I loved Mercs 2.  I picked it up during one my weekly target clearance sale runs and finished it in one week.  I rarely do that.
7497  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance 2009-01 on: February 24, 2009, 04:49:52 PM
Huge restock on the clearance shelf at the Target near my office (Park Rd. exit off rt. 41 near Deerfield, IL).

I picked up:

Brothers in Arms: HH  (an UNGODLY amount of copies available)
Tomb Raider: Underworld (Not as many copies as HH, but still quite a few)
Last Remnant (I got the last one)

They were 14.98 apiece and all were for the 360.

I also saw:

Far Cry 2 for the PS3 for 14.98
Spiderman: Web of Shadows for the 360 for 24.98
Mercs 2 for the 360 for 14.98 (one copy left)




7498  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 24, 2009, 02:08:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 24, 2009, 01:23:10 AM

Driving Miss Daisy, when Morgan Freeman shoots his load up Jessica Tandy's ass and then proceeds to suck it out with a straw.

you SEE the line.  you're aware it's there.  yet you not only cross it...you then go back, purchase a semi truck, then drive back over it again while firing a shotgun out the passenger side window and taking gulps from a bottle of southern comfort.
7499  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 24, 2009, 12:36:45 AM
i just remembered a series of films that to this day makes me sick just thinking about them:  the Faces of Death movies.  There is absolutely no reason a human being should watch those films, unless they're a budding serial killer. 
7500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2009 RTS Showdown on: February 23, 2009, 10:32:41 PM
  This is the review I saw   When I looked at the metacritic site a week ago, they didn't have nearly as many reviews up.  i guess it's better than I was initially led to believe.  however, the demo still didn't wow me enough to make me want to buy it.  but that's more a testimony to how burned out i am on traditional RTS games.
7501  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 10:28:19 PM
I actually bought an import copy of Versus off ebay after hearing a bunch of people rave about it.  To me it came across as some kid's demo video that they made after watching Evil Dead.  I was a bit disappointed.
7502  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 10:12:16 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on February 23, 2009, 10:02:36 PM

Pan's Labyrinth. Seriously. I hated that movie because it seemed so cruel and unnecessarily violent.

I think the violence was kept fairly low key, considering the setting.  icon_eek  I loved that movie.
7503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2009 RTS Showdown on: February 23, 2009, 10:05:54 PM
Battleforge wasn't even on my radar until you folks started talking about it.  Now I'm all interested and stuff.  My wallet hates you.   Tongue

as for Halo Wars, I've been seeing some pretty mediocre to negative reviews for it from early players.  the demo did nothing for me.  it was "same old, same old" and didn't do anything to advance the RTS genre, or even capture any of the fun that the C&C series injects into their games.
7504  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 09:29:45 PM
Pete, then i highly recommend that you avoid ANY french horror/suspense films made within the last 10 years.  if old boy disturbed you, those would put you in a coma then kick you in the crotch repeatedly.

i've come to the conclusion that there must be something in crepes that turns you into a sick sadist who loves seeing children and women tortured on screen.
7505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got kicked out of Gamestop today! on: February 23, 2009, 08:43:07 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 23, 2009, 07:38:09 PM


I guess you better hope the woman's PS2 doesn't crap out in a few weeks.

 icon_lol  that was exactly what i was thinking as i read his post.
7506  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 08:39:53 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 23, 2009, 08:32:14 PM

Seven.


damn straight...man, that was disturbing   icon_biggrin
7507  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PC Windows Live Id's on: February 23, 2009, 08:05:08 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 23, 2009, 07:22:54 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 23, 2009, 07:15:13 PM

hepcat1

however, i'm either really close to the 100 person limit for Live friends, or just at the limit.  they really need to increase that threshold.

what? Are you saying you dont want to be my friend?!  icon_evil

Let's turn this into "Sophie's Choice".  Pick someone from my friend's list to drop and you can have his/her place.   icon_lol

seriously though, if you're not already in my list I'll shoot you an invite. 
7508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 07:17:06 PM

Quote from: WorkingMike on February 23, 2009, 07:08:53 PM

do NOT watch http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856288/

Frontiers was pretty rough too http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814685/

There is an older film called Man Bites Dog. If you can find the uncensored version of it, it's worth a watch. More morally disturbing than graphic.

There is a great picture you can get instantly on Netflix called Dead Man's Shoes that lingers with you.

Dead Man's Shoes is a great, understated "revenge flick" that has a nice twist ending.  i highly recommend it.  it can be a bit slow at times, but that only added to the tension for me.
7509  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PC Windows Live Id's on: February 23, 2009, 07:15:13 PM
hepcat1

however, i'm either really close to the 100 person limit for Live friends, or just at the limit.  they really need to increase that threshold.
7510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 06:29:49 PM
Oldboy is one of my favorite films of all time.  But yeah, it's a bit disturbing.

Probably the movie that disturbed me the most is Andy Warhol's Bad.  I honestly think the movie is a piece of crap and shouldn't be watched by anyone.  The scene in which a baby is tossed out a 12th story window and then attacked by a dog made me sick.  I abruptly walked out at that point. 

p.s. I've seen the original german version of funny games.  i understand the same director remade it for american audiences.  however, i wasn't all that thrilled with the original version.  the acting was great, but the actors kept breaking the fourth wall towards the end of the movie and it just didn't work for me.
7511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/23) on: February 23, 2009, 06:09:22 PM
Isn't Drakensang coming out this week for the PC as well?  I know that's one I'm looking at getting.
7512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 23, 2009, 03:27:14 PM
I don't believe it does.
7513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 23, 2009, 02:48:14 PM
Does Live limit you to 100 friends still?  Combining my PC friends with my 360 friends will surely cause me to have issues if that still holds true.   icon_cry
7514  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Depressed...? on: February 22, 2009, 03:16:35 PM
 icon_lol
7515  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 05:42:18 PM
well, so far not much snow.  about 2 inches.  it's supposed to snow later today, though.  I was really hoping for an excuse to stay inside, eat junk food and play video games all day.  now i have this nagging guilt that's telling me to get my taillight fixed and to head to the gym.
7516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dawn of War 2: Reviews are trickling ou plus impressions. on: February 21, 2009, 04:50:54 AM
Man, the single player just keeps getting more and more addictive.  I realized while playing tonight what it most reminds me of, though.  Soldiers: Heroes of WWII.  I absolutely loved that game.  DoW2 has the same tactical/RTS feel to it.  But they also added in the RPG/loot aspect and it just puts it over the top for me.
7517  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 04:47:20 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 21, 2009, 04:41:14 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 21, 2009, 02:33:35 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 21, 2009, 02:31:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 21, 2009, 02:26:25 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 21, 2009, 02:18:13 AM

still holding a grudge, eh?   icon_lol

Me?  Over what?

gellar

oh...i get it.  wink wink.   icon_biggrin

No seriously - what do you think I have a grudge over?  I looked over your last 100 posts and can't find a damn thing.

gellar

I think the hair gel has finally started seeping through his braincase and he's mistaking you for Pia Isadora....

She had no right to that Golden Globe.  No right whatsoever.
7518  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 04:19:38 AM
Thankfully I fired my film crew a few months ago.

No snow yet, but the news reports keep talking about "shoveling out your car" in the morning.  I'm starting to think they're just crying wolf about this one.
7519  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 02:35:43 AM
perhaps 101?
7520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Expecting Snow...Need Suggestions on Supplies on: February 21, 2009, 02:31:53 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 21, 2009, 02:26:25 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 21, 2009, 02:18:13 AM

still holding a grudge, eh?   icon_lol

Me?  Over what?

gellar

oh...i get it.  wink wink.   icon_biggrin
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