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7521  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: x360 Live Movers and Shakers [02/05/2009 edition] on: March 05, 2009, 07:59:40 PM
Live on Windows is tainting the scores.   Tongue
7522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Fox TV] Lie to Me... on: March 05, 2009, 07:57:49 PM
I watched the pilot on Hulu based on your recommendation and I didn't really enjoy it.  I'm a Tim Roth fan, but for some reason the show didn't click with me.  It came off as too formulaic...like they just watched a marathon of CSI and SVU and went off their notes.

I'm sorry, I failed you.   icon_frown
7523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam account hacking?! on: March 05, 2009, 07:54:46 PM

Quote from: Jeff on March 05, 2009, 07:51:55 PM

I had heard about things like this happening a lot lately, and I went in and changed my password about a week ago to something much tougher.

"GOD1"?

(ah, the movie Hackers...what an innocent time in computing)
7524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam account hacking?! on: March 05, 2009, 07:47:34 PM
A while back I tried to log into Steam after receiving a similar email.  When I used the password I had written down, it refused it.  That then turned into a month long battle to get things straightened out.  Turns out someone got my account info and had logged in and then changed the password.  They changed the email contact as well, but not before the password hence the notification I received.  Eventually I was able to prove to Steam I was the rightful owner of the account and all has been well since.  I rotate my password every few months, though.  I would suggest you change yours immediately, if you haven't already done so.
7525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on: March 05, 2009, 07:17:52 PM
Hmmm...the only complaint I have is that the graphics don't quite hold up when compared to FPS games from even the earliest days of the 360, but that's to be expected, I guess.  I did enjoy the combat and the inclusion of stealth is just icing on the cake.  If it's longer than 8 or 10 hours, I'm probably in.
7526  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quicksilver... what happened again? on: March 05, 2009, 05:18:48 PM
That's odd, I recall Quicksilver in a very different way...

7527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Register your retail copy of Unreal Tournament 3 on Steam - coolness! on: March 05, 2009, 05:15:26 PM
the last update they list is dated august 2008.  my guess is that it just hasn't made its way to steam yet, or i have to restart the client.  we'll see.
7528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Register your retail copy of Unreal Tournament 3 on Steam - coolness! on: March 05, 2009, 05:10:09 PM
how do you get it on steam?  i don't see any news of it. 
7529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 05, 2009, 02:47:05 PM
I think you have to finish either the whole RTI campaign or at least part of it to unlock America as a playable faction.
7530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV/MUSIC] Chris Isaak has a new show? on: March 04, 2009, 08:04:13 PM
How come no one told me this?

Chris is hilarious.  I used to love his self titled HBO sitcom.  His sense of humor always made me laugh in interviews because it's completely self effacing and goofy.  Plus, he's got the musical chops to write some pretty damn catchy tunes.  I'm definitely putting this on my DVR.
7531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: March 04, 2009, 07:49:03 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 04, 2009, 07:03:18 PM



Poor Lyle. He is clueless and is treated like a piece of furniture in the Bennett home.



i created a drinking game for alcoholics around Lyle's appearances on Heroes.  So far I've helped over a dozen folks get off the booze.
7532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena on: March 04, 2009, 04:56:43 PM
I never played the first one but always wanted to.  I'm definitely in if this one turns out to be a faithful update.
7533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no life on Mars on: March 04, 2009, 04:31:59 PM
With the cast they had, I would imagine it was a pretty expensive show.  I was going to hate this since I really enjoyed the BBC version, but everyone I know says that it's quite good.  I'll have to netflix the dvd set when it comes out.
7534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking Bad on: March 04, 2009, 03:17:29 PM
Has it really been a year since the show's 1st season??   icon_eek

Anyway, I'm in.  Great show.
7535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Empire:Total War] - Strategy fans should love on: March 04, 2009, 02:55:17 PM
I'm waiting at the door of my office for 2 o'clock to roll around so I can bolt to the nearest Best Buy.   icon_biggrin
7536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scientists make HIV strain that can infect monkeys on: March 04, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
About time we got some payback against those damn monkeys for starting the whole thing.  Take THAT, Mother Nature!

Personally, I'm still punching out birds whenever I come across one.  "That's for Bird Flu, you bastard!".
7537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reaper, Season 2 on: March 04, 2009, 02:46:34 PM
I'd forgotten how much I enjoy this show.  The "beer baby" actually made me laugh out loud.   icon_biggrin

sock is still annoying in his Jack Black mode, but he seems to be toning it down a bit.  Hopefully he's finding his own voice.

Ray Wise is still a comic god....or, in this case, devil.
7538  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: OctoCon IV - Chicago - March 28th on: March 04, 2009, 02:01:51 PM
Red November was surprisingly fun when I tried it a while back.  I do believe I need to get myself a copy of that one.   icon_biggrin
7539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does anyone here use an online budgeting/Money management tool? on: March 02, 2009, 10:21:54 PM
For simply checking balances and tracking purchases, I've been using Mint.com.  It even alerts me via a text message to my phone when I go over my set allowance for any group of items...which sucks when i plunk down 50 bucks for a computer game, get halfway home and my phone starts beeping with the message "You've blown your Entertainment allowance for this month...again". 
7540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] OSS 117 or Hey, when did the French develop a sense of humor??? on: March 02, 2009, 09:25:52 PM
Jean Dujardin would have made the most perfect Inspector Clouseau since Sellers.  That goofy ass smile of his made me laugh my ass off more than once while watching OSS 117.

some scenes from the movie   (may include some spoilers)
7541  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Lego Indy/Kung Fu Panda - $15 @ Gamestop on: March 02, 2009, 08:23:02 PM

Quote from: EddieA on March 01, 2009, 11:15:46 PM

Quote from: Kagath on March 01, 2009, 09:12:10 PM

I take it these are the 2 games on 1 disc thing like back with Jet Set Radio and the racing game? Interested in Indy not so much in Panda.

Are they at least in their own case and not a paper slip or something?

They're on separate DVDs in a 2-disc case, each with its own manual.  The other 360 2-packs, Marvel : Ultimate Alliance/Forza 2 and Sega Superstars Tennis/XBox Live Arcade pack, are the same way.

I still remember being at a Gamestop a while ago looking for a copy of Forza 2.  The clerk handed me a copy of the game used for 39.99.  Then i looked over at the wall of used games and saw the dual pack of Marvel and Forza for 19.99.  Fortunately, I had my math thinkin' hat on that day.  icon_biggrin
7542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/2) on: March 02, 2009, 06:16:50 PM
Continuing my trend of buying any game with the words "Total War" on the package on release day, I will be picking up Empires.  I'm going with the retail as it registers on Steam anyway, and I want the manual in hard copy for this one.   Tongue
7543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stargate Universe Casting on: February 28, 2009, 04:34:26 AM
What in God's name is Robert Carlyle doing in this???  The guy was in Trainspotting, for crying out loud.  He's talented.  Now he's three minutes away from starring in a Kevin Sorbo film.
7544  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apparently I live in a Charles Dickens' Novel on: February 28, 2009, 04:28:06 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on February 28, 2009, 12:30:23 AM

Quote
Apparently I live in a Charles Dickens' Novel

Who can forget the heartrending scene in Oliver Twist when Fagin forces little Oliver into a life of misusing apostrophes.

Subject line edited now that my plan to give you the chance to let the world know you've read Oliver Twist has come to fruition.

Quote
yeah I think it's funny you're picturing hepcat running around in tighty whiteys too.

He doesn't need to.  I sent him a series of color photos a few weeks ago.
7545  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 27, 2009, 03:44:38 PM
Really?  I always assumed it was just a collection of news clips of accidents and such. 
7546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 27, 2009, 03:01:19 PM

Quote from: Eightball on February 26, 2009, 11:07:33 PM

Oldboy.  It's not even close.

Quote from: hepcat 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. 

Which is why you watched them?

 icon_lol  i accidentally stumbled into watching a part of one of them.  some guys in my fraternity were watching them in the tv room in college and I walked in, grabbed a beer and sat down.  After about 10 minutes, i grabbed another beer and left.  that was the most I could handle.  there's just something about showing someone's (real) death that makes me feel dirty.  i have as dark a sense of humor as almost anyone, but for some reason i find the thought of someone voluntarily watching another person really die very distasteful.  i think it's because i imagine that there are some sick bastards out there that would laugh and make fun of that, and I wouldn't want that for myself.
7547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 26, 2009, 07:19:51 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 26, 2009, 06:25:43 PM


Guess I should add Ravenous to the list, anyway, as it was a pretty F-ed up film.  But sickly entertaining. 

Ravenous is one of my favorite horror films.  It really came out of left field.  Very dark and funny (at times).
7548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [legal] I have to close the family business on: February 26, 2009, 06:58:12 PM
I'm completely clueless about these things, but I certainly do wish you the best.  I'm really sorry to hear about this turn of events.  My thoughts are with you during this trying period.   icon_cry
7549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apparently I live in a Charles Dickens' Novel on: February 26, 2009, 06:51:09 PM
Thanks...thanks for reopening old wounds.

Over the holiday vacation I had a chance to talk to the building pest control guy after he stopped by one afternoon.  I swear, the guy was Cliff Clavin from Cheers.  He spoke with such incredible earnestness about this job that I felt like he was the only thing standing between democracy and communism in this country. 

Anyway, when I brought up the bed bugs issue, he just stopped dead in his tracks and told me, "Not in MY building!  They hired me to make sure that kind of thing DOES NOT happen!".

I felt a little better about things after that.

I also feel confident about getting all my mattresses from the trash bin outside my building now!

...i keed, i keed

7550  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.
7551  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.
7552  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?
7553  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.
7554  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>
7555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stupidest response from a search engine? on: February 25, 2009, 03:48:25 PM
7556  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.
7557  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.
7558  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
7559  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.  
7560  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
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