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7841  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Stardock Weekend Madness on: December 12, 2008, 10:04:07 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 12, 2008, 09:25:13 PM

Dude, Space Rangers 2 Complete for that price is a must have.

+1000
7842  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [FFG] Android... on: December 12, 2008, 06:17:05 PM

Quote from: Chaz on December 10, 2008, 04:20:23 PM

I really wish Fantasy Flight would try and get their game lengths down. 

I started a game of Twilight Imperium III on March 23rd, 2006. 

...we're about halfway through the game now.
7843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Please explain Heroes to me..... on: December 12, 2008, 06:13:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 12, 2008, 05:44:26 PM

since the writer who left for Pushing Daisies is coming back it should get better for the last 5 or so episodes.

at the expense of a truly original, well written and utterly endearing show, unfortunately.   icon_frown
7844  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: December 11, 2008, 07:52:31 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 11, 2008, 07:18:27 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on December 10, 2008, 07:10:48 PM

And what the eff is the Haitian's name?

He is listed on imdb as "The Haitian"

There's also a funny trivia note on imdb that Ando doesn't speak any Japanese and is doing his lines phonetically. He's Korean.

Yeah, I recently saw the actor who plays Ando on some other tv show playing a Korean cop (I think it was CSI). 
7845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360 owner - suggestions please on: December 11, 2008, 07:44:26 PM
If you haven't already picked it up, you can get Crackdown off buy.com for about 12 bucks for the time being.
7846  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Monty Python: 16-Ton Megaset: $30 on: December 11, 2008, 07:21:10 PM
Got it for around 150 bucks about 6 years ago.  An absolute steal at 30 bucks.  You'd be crazy not to get it at that price.  It should actually be a bannable offense for GT members if they DON'T buy this.   icon_biggrin
7847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 survival rate thread on: December 11, 2008, 06:54:39 PM
# - 3
Streak - 14 months

The first two exchanges were done using the Best Buy replacement plan.  Before my second one died however, MS extended the warranty on the 360 and it was made somewhat comparable to the BB replacement plan.  I opted to forego the BB plan in favor of the MS warranty and use that extra 50 bucks that would've gone to the BB plan to get an Elite. 

So far, so good.  Although I have absolute faith that this system will eventually go belly up.  I use it for so many damn things that it's not even funny.  It's my dvd player, my digital media player (both audio and video) and my gaming console.  Microsoft created a very shoddy console and maintained that level of shoddiness for more than a few generations.  However, they did such a friggin' stellar job with Live and the extended functionality of the 360 that I'm sure I'll keep on replacing the damn things as they break. 

I just hope they eventually create one that actually isn't pre programmed to fail.
7848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Please explain Heroes to me..... on: December 11, 2008, 03:18:10 PM
Season 1:  Show is fully written.

Season 2:  50 percent of the show is written.

Season 3:  Show is written by a house cat with a pen strapped to the side of its left leg and a plastic mouse suspended from a stick that is taped to the top of its head.
7849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 12/9: Why so serious? on: December 10, 2008, 05:44:27 PM

Quote from: mori on December 09, 2008, 03:16:31 AM

Many will recognize my avatar from Deadwood. It is a great series if, you can accept the fictitious style of speech and enormous amount of profanity.

 icon_confused  in interviews with the writers, they seemed to indicate that the style of speech was fairly authentic for that time period. 
7850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: December 09, 2008, 07:55:39 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on December 09, 2008, 07:34:32 PM

Quote from: Moliere on December 09, 2008, 06:44:06 PM

The Haitian has limits? Arthur with no power is able to exert his, um, power to override the Haitian? Then Sylar walks in and is apparently immune to the Haitian? All kind of weird about who's power shall rule them all. Given how Sylar survived having his throat slashed by HRG you would think he would be more thorough when it came to Arthur.

This entire scene was just a complete mess in my opinion. 

ditto
7851  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: FINAL WEEK!: Food Lion: Buy 6 Milks Get 1 Free: FINAL WEEK! on: December 09, 2008, 02:21:59 PM
Will they price match Gamestop?
7852  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finish the sentence: I wish that the 360... on: December 09, 2008, 03:16:47 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 09, 2008, 01:55:58 AM

Quote from: hepcat on December 08, 2008, 10:00:19 PM

Someone wanna start a thread called "Finish the sentence: I wish that the Atari 2600..."


had more flexible joysticks so they wouldn't hurt as much if you accidentally sat on them.

in your case...over and over and over again
7853  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finish the sentence: I wish that the 360... on: December 08, 2008, 10:12:56 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on December 08, 2008, 10:11:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 08, 2008, 10:00:19 PM

Someone wanna start a thread called "Finish the sentence: I wish that the Atari 2600..."

...had a second button.

Had a career mode in Pong.
7854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finish the sentence: I wish that the 360... on: December 08, 2008, 10:00:19 PM
Someone wanna start a thread called "Finish the sentence: I wish that the Atari 2600..."
7855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 12/9: Why so serious? on: December 08, 2008, 09:54:48 PM
Jeebus, they're STILL milking I Am Legend??
7856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the true story on Xbox 360 and Blu-Ray? on: December 08, 2008, 05:47:24 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 08, 2008, 05:37:54 PM

I think Microsoft is more interested in digital distribution than blu ray. IE they would rather sell 120 gig hard drives than blu ray players. I doubt it will happen until the Box 720 or whatever it will be called, is released.

I would agree.  I believe MS is planning to dominate the digital distribution format for movies and tv shows.  I would look for them to spend far more time cutting deals with studios than talking with sony about blu-ray.
7857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: December 06, 2008, 02:29:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 05, 2008, 10:30:03 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 05, 2008, 09:07:20 PM

I think almost all of the missed quests from Ch 2 can be completed in (but no later than) Chapter 3. 

I think you can only have the Captain Kirk moment and nail the green chick in chapter 2.

ah....god da......KKKKKHHHHHHAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!
7858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360 owner - suggestions please on: December 06, 2008, 02:53:24 AM
Cheap "must haves", IMHO:

Retail:
Crackdown
Dead Rising
GRAW (1 and 2 are cheap)
RS:Vegas 1 (dirt cheap)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Assassin's Creed


Live Arcade games:
Settlers of Catan
Puzzle Quest

You got a lot of really good, really cheap games available right now.  Go to town, my boy!   icon_biggrin

edit:  oh man, mass effect is 19.99 used at gamestop?  put that on my list.   icon_wink
7859  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It had to happen: Snow-covered, Nazi Zombie movie on: December 06, 2008, 12:47:48 AM
Looks like it could be fun.  If nothing else, I give it points for the tagline "Ein, Zwei, DIE!".   icon_lol
7860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Entourage returns next month! on: December 06, 2008, 12:43:45 AM

Quote from: kratz on December 05, 2008, 11:49:02 PM

Yeah, but Jerry Ferrara is pleasant to be around, funny, talented, has good personal hygiene, and is attentive to a woman's needs.

Still buckin' for a spot on The View, eh Sensitive Kratz? 

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But hepcat has the hair going for him. It all balances out.

It's like being a homeless millionaire sometimes....
7861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Inventor of "sci-fi", Forrest J Ackerman is no more. on: December 05, 2008, 10:03:55 PM
The man refused to grow up and I admire him immensely for that.  His Famous Monsters of Filmland was a favorite of mine when I was a kid.  Also, anyone who has had a hand in helping to bring about what I consider one of the 25 best authors of the 20th century (Ray Bradbury) deserves nothing but accolades as well.

One thing I always wanted to do was tour his mansion.  He used to open it to the public on Halloween and other special occasions for tours.  The amount of memorabilia in that place would've made me choke on pure geek joy.
7862  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Entourage returns next month! on: December 05, 2008, 09:25:34 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 05, 2008, 08:06:29 PM

Yeah but in real life the guy has a starring role in a hit HBO series, he's basically on the same level as Jamie. The Sopranos is a much more successful show, granted, but they basically have the same level of stardom.

I'm on the same level as the 22 year old consultant two cubicles over, but that ain't scorin' me points in her book, pal.  She still runs like hell when I start gatherin' folks for lunch.
7863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher: Enhance Edition on: December 05, 2008, 08:45:00 PM
 icon_eek  apparently i missed a few quests in chapter 2 from what i'm reading in this thread.  i'm well into chapter 3 so i doubt i'm going to go back and replay hours of the game just to see these stories unfold.
7864  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Entourage returns next month! on: December 05, 2008, 08:06:03 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 05, 2008, 07:52:38 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 05, 2008, 07:26:54 PM

the fact that the show's fiction may also help his odds.

No fiction needed:

http://www.hollyscoop.com/jamie-lynn-sigler/new-couple-alert-jamie-lynn-sigler-and-jerry-ferrara_17877.aspx

who'da thunk it?  meadow soprano is a chubby chaser. 
7865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Entourage returns next month! on: December 05, 2008, 07:26:54 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 05, 2008, 07:19:38 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 04, 2008, 11:14:50 PM

So the season is over, I'm a huge Entourage fan but this season was a bore. Doesn't hold up well against past seasons. And Turtle banging Jamie? Too far-fetched for me...

Have you seen the women Turtle's been involved with (even for fleeting moments) during the course of the show?

He may not have the best looks.  But man, can he ever talk, particularly when he isn't desperate.

His charm probably goes a long, long way.

the fact that the show's fiction may also help his odds.
7866  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS BACK! Chuck vs. The First Date Spoilers! on: December 04, 2008, 10:28:27 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on November 26, 2008, 04:25:32 PM

Anna has been MIA for about 3 or 4 eps now... last appearance was the Rush / Missile Command ep.  Anyone know if she's still on the show?

i was wondering that as well.  they made a reference to her either this last episode or the one before it when Morgan mentioned that he was bored since Anna was out of town for some seminar or other event. 

...and Superstars of Dance???

Are they TRYING to be network for everyone over 75???
7867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 10:20:15 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:18:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 04, 2008, 10:13:25 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:11:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 04, 2008, 10:09:45 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:07:18 PM

Carrot Top is only a loser prop comic who will be forgotten in 5 years.

"will be"?
Yeah the only reason he's not forgotten now is because you've been keeping him alive!

who?
No he's on first.

...can i have two nemeses? nemesi?  nemeseses?  ah hell, see CeeKay for your kit.
7868  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 10:13:25 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:11:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 04, 2008, 10:09:45 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:07:18 PM

Carrot Top is only a loser prop comic who will be forgotten in 5 years.

"will be"?
Yeah the only reason he's not forgotten now is because you've been keeping him alive!

who?
7869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 10:09:45 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:07:18 PM

Carrot Top is only a loser prop comic who will be forgotten in 5 years.

"will be"?
7870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 10:03:45 PM
Please people, kratz and i are the hot heads here.  don't follow us down this dark and scary road.  it's cold and everyone wears ironic t-shirts and enjoys mayonnaise way more than a human being should.

...whoa...guess "irishing up" my afternoon coffee DOES have consequences.
7871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:56:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 04, 2008, 09:51:30 PM

Hasr?

You are now my nemesis.  You will be receiving your instructional package via fedex within the next 5 business days.  I suggest you first review the chapters:  "How to Be a Successful Arch Enemy" and "Health Plans for Today's Minions".
7872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:22:49 PM
replace the h with an r and we'll talk...
7873  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:19:49 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 04, 2008, 09:13:38 PM

 But due to the sheer breadth of films I watch on a regular basis, not to mention the library I've worked so hard to compile, I would respectfully disagree.

You still compiling that library of 70's erotica?  I know you'd just acquired "Wet Side Story" when last we spoke.  Wasn't sure if you ever found a copy of "The Empire Gets Lucky".
7874  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:01:45 PM

Quote from: Eightball on December 04, 2008, 08:56:41 PM

the Incredibles.  And not really by choice.

hey, don't be dissin' the incredibles, man! 
7875  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:55:07 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 08:46:57 PM

Battlefield Earth was horrible.

and yet whenever it's on TNT or TBS, I cannot turn away from it.  It's like being faced by a cobra in a jungle.  I sit there transfixed; a victim.  i know it's going to end in tears, but I cannot stop myself.  

...i also love counting the number of times they use the word "Leverage".  
7876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:37:00 PM
Sometimes I feel like being cranky right back.  I'm human, sorry to say.  He's stubborn, I'm stubborn.  Sometimes it's a bad mix.
7877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:31:36 PM
your initial post on this page started off with

Quote from: kratz on December 03, 2008, 09:29:22 PM

Bullshit.
7878  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:27:31 PM
Now who's not reading the other's posts?  My point was that you yourself admitted that the maker of Shoot 'em Up knew he had a ridiculously bad story backing up his film.  The primary reason you gave for liking it was because the director knew that it had a goofy ass story behind it.   I gave a reason for my "leap in logic" which actually makes it more of a bunny hop in contextual reading.

I still feel that a film being self aware is in and of itself not a hallmark of good film making.  The other reasons you state are purely opinion based.

as for accusing me of being argumentative?  you really don't wanna go down that road.  you enter posts almost on a daily basis to yell out expletives about topics and people. you belittle folks all the time.  it's your "thing". 
7879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:03:42 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 04, 2008, 07:55:29 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 04, 2008, 06:35:53 PM

Your expectations for film making are going to make Uwe Boll a rich man, my friend. 

That makes no sense.  If this thread has done nothing else, it has established that I am a more critical movie goer than you are.  Of the movies in question, you have enjoyed more of them than I have.  Logically (and by 'logically', I mean in terms of the level of logic displayed in this thread), it follows that you are more likely to enjoy a Uwe Boll movie than I am.



wow, talk about nonsensical.

there have been two movies in question:  Wanted and Shoot 'em Up.  Two.

You "win" the argument because in your head you're always right.  this will serve you well in life, as i'm sure it already has.

I'm still chuckling over your assertion that because you liked Shoot 'em Up that you're a more critical movie goer than I.  It's like stating to the world that you should take over for Ebert when he retires because you liked Earnest Goes to Prison over Earnest Goes to Summer Camp.   icon_lol

Thanks for the laughs, though!



7880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 06:35:53 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 04, 2008, 06:23:20 PM



Your argument seems to be that because it had what could perhaps be described as 'low' aspirations that it couldn't be bad...  for me, it quite clearly WAS bad.  Horrible, even.  My enjoyment of Shoot 'Em Up speaks to my enjoyment of what the genre COULD offer... point being, it's not the opinion of someone who thinks that all over the top action movies are bad on principle...

Define what aspirations you assign a good action movie and perhaps this conversation can have some substance.  As it stands, we're purely in the realm of personal taste at this point.  Assigning the status of "truth" to yours is ridiculous. 

You speak of potential in an action film.  However, the only potential you seem to be expecting is...well...action.  I felt both both films delivered on that.  If you were also looking for a challenging story (or something you haven't mentioned so far) to justify the action, then why belittle Wanted while giving a free pass to Shoot 'em Up?  Purely because you felt that Shoot 'em Up was built from the ground up with a bad story?  and that the director knew this?  Your expectations for film making are going to make Uwe Boll a rich man, my friend. 



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I'm right and you're wrong  icon_biggrin PS. I haven't even seen Wanted  ninja.

Would you be willing to give your informed opinion on interstellar travel as well?  It would work well within the context of your posts here after that admission.   Tongue



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