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8241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1989 Joker or 2008 Joker? on: August 28, 2008, 12:08:33 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 27, 2008, 09:55:26 PM

I think most here are competent enough to develop unbiased opinions about a film's quality without buying into an alleged mass hysteria. 

not me.  i actually do form my opinions based solely on what others tell me.  speaking of which, i'm gonna need your opinion on Babylon AD after it opens.  i really need to know what i think of it.
8242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OctoCon III - Chicago - October 4th on: August 27, 2008, 09:46:28 PM

Quote from: Graham on August 27, 2008, 09:36:54 PM

Wish you were doing something this weekend, but I should be able to make it that weekend.  I doubt I'll have my copy of BSG by that time though.   crybaby

man, i really wanna try BSG.  it was snapped up so quick at gencon that i actually saw a faint, smoke shaped figure of the box for a few minutes at the FFG booth....
8243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1989 Joker or 2008 Joker? on: August 27, 2008, 09:45:07 PM

Quote from: DArtagnan on August 27, 2008, 09:32:50 PM



"It's not who you are inside, it's what you DO that defines you!"


a parrot can quote a man, doesn't mean he understands what he's quoting though.

seriously, do you ever post anything that doesn't come across as being written by the comic book shop owner from the simpsons?    icon_lol
8244  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OctoCon III - Chicago - October 4th on: August 27, 2008, 09:27:42 PM
If I show up in a cop outfit and place a boombox on one of the tables...run like hell.
8245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OctoCon III - Chicago - October 4th on: August 27, 2008, 08:09:40 PM
I'll be there in full costume signing autographs from 9 am to 10:30 am.  After that I'll be hanging around in a speedo, heckling players.
8246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1989 Joker or 2008 Joker? on: August 27, 2008, 07:47:23 PM

Quote from: noun on August 27, 2008, 06:43:24 PM

Quote from: DArtagnan on August 27, 2008, 06:07:07 PM


I'm no big fan of Burton's work either, but at least he didn't saturate his Batman films with a 10-year old's moral concepts and preachy raised finger speeches about humanity. Give me a break.

Elaborate on the 10 year old moral concepts, please.

he didn't understand the actual message of the film and is giving you his view based solely on this inability to grasp that message.  therefore the elaboration will simply be an extension of that misunderstanding.  ergo:  pointless
8247  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes Issue 13: Architect (mission creator; day jobs) on: August 27, 2008, 06:56:38 PM
Okay, the architect thing just sounds great.  really screams "innovation".  i may have to resub when they release this!
8248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: August 27, 2008, 05:37:44 PM
Yeah, I do NOT look back fondly on the umpteen gates I had to close in the main quest.  What made it even more unbearable for me was that each one had hall after hall and room after room that looked exactly alike.  It was so friggin' easy to just wander in a circle for hours until you found the one right door amongst the 1200 that looked exactly the same that I almost threw my controller down in disgust more than once.    icon_mad
8249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: please tell me this gets easier on: August 27, 2008, 05:22:27 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 27, 2008, 03:58:13 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 27, 2008, 02:07:30 AM

It gets easier.  And if you need reassurance, think of all the people like me that had to go to school full time and then work 30 hours a week to keep a roof over their heads.

Or those of us who had to go to school full time and then work 60 to 70 hours a week to keep a roof over our heads, food on the table, and loans paid on time.  I still wonder how I ever managed to survive.



christ, it's like listening to my grandmother

"One gumball...that's all we had during the war...one gumball...AND THE NAZIS TOOK IT!"

 Tongue
8250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passchendaele the movie. on: August 27, 2008, 05:18:16 PM
wait...Canada has a military???

When did THIS happen!?
8251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 27, 2008, 04:17:44 PM
Thank goodness you're okay, kato.  We were all hoping for the best and I'm glad to see it came to pass.  Now get your uncovered ass home.
8252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly on: August 27, 2008, 12:29:12 AM
I've had this for my 360 for a while now and never got past the first hour in the game.  I'm currently on a retro kick, finishing up fable right now, so it may be high time to actually sit down and play this one through.
8253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jay Leno sucks on: August 26, 2008, 11:57:24 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 26, 2008, 10:20:27 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 26, 2008, 10:18:36 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on August 26, 2008, 10:13:31 PM

Letterman sucks.....so does conan.....Leno is the only one I will watch

Wow.

Srsly.  The only way that Leno would be good would be if they just let Kevin Eubanks play for the whole hour.

dang, and i like papa s...how can i accept this revelation!?!



8254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jagged Alliance DS on: August 26, 2008, 07:34:24 PM
I remember when they announced that Europa Universalis was coming to the PSP.  That never saw the light of day, as far as I can tell.   icon_cry
8255  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Use of Playstation Network has been suspended? on: August 26, 2008, 07:12:10 PM
I had you banned.  I didn't like the way you refused to call me "Your Lord and Master" the last time we played together....


 Tongue
8256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tropic Thunder on: August 26, 2008, 07:05:27 PM

Quote from: Fellstrike on August 26, 2008, 05:48:59 AM

if only this still worked ... it was up the other day but didn't have time to watch it *sigh*




wait..did you just post a pirate warez video site link?   icon_eek

who wants to take up a collection for KD's legal fund?   icon_lol

8257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jay Leno sucks on: August 26, 2008, 06:46:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 26, 2008, 06:44:52 PM

Ferguson is awesome- he doesn't even need guests.  I could watch just an hour of him talking to the camera. 

would you go so far as to say he's "dreamy", kevin?
 

 Tongue
8258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: August 26, 2008, 06:29:15 PM
You can be nostalgic for your grandparents, simple living and a more innocent age without including the soul deadening aspect of Hee Haw, you know.

I still wake up in a cold sweat, convinced Minnie Pearl is outside my door wantin' to "get frisky" with me.  My father actually used her instead of Satan as an example of what happens to bad people.
8259  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jay Leno sucks on: August 26, 2008, 06:18:25 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 26, 2008, 05:51:05 PM

I think they've already said explicitly that Conan's style will change when he moves to the Leno slot. 

you mean he's actually told the press that he's going to stop being funny???


 icon_twisted
8260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There's a special level of hell for this guy on: August 26, 2008, 03:46:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2008, 03:37:31 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 26, 2008, 02:54:22 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2008, 02:23:35 PM

hey, if you leave your bike unlocked on my property then I'm going to use it.




 Tongue

unfortunately, in ceekay's book, this rule also applies to wives and house pets....

don't forget underwear.  which reminds me, could you drop down a few sizes on it?

too bad you're not referring to waist size.  unfortunately, the area you're referring to cannot be reduced in size.  i apologize for the embarrassment you've endured.
8261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: August 26, 2008, 03:38:51 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 26, 2008, 04:17:07 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 25, 2008, 06:47:49 PM

Comedy is truly open to personal interpretation.  There can be no right or wrong when telling folks what makes you laugh...

..unless we're talking about the following:

Mama's Family

Hush up! That's some serious comedy gold right there.


well, i wanna thank you for reopening numerous teenage traumas in the form of suppressed memories.  thanks...thanks a lot.
8262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jay Leno sucks on: August 26, 2008, 02:57:33 PM
that's a valid fear, unfortunately.   icon_cry
8263  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There's a special level of hell for this guy on: August 26, 2008, 02:54:22 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 26, 2008, 02:23:35 PM

hey, if you leave your bike unlocked on my property then I'm going to use it.




 Tongue

unfortunately, in ceekay's book, this rule also applies to wives and house pets....
8264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jay Leno sucks on: August 26, 2008, 02:48:52 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 26, 2008, 02:42:10 PM

Quote from: cheeba on August 26, 2008, 12:33:32 PM

He's funnier than Dave Letterman, as is just about everyone else on the planet.

You take that back!!!!!  At least if we're talking about Dave back on NBC.  He's still funny today, though.

letterman = comedy gold

conan = comedy gold

leno = Hee Haw


(although, to be fair, back when leno used to regularly guest on the letterman nbc show, he was one funny mofo.  since taking over for carson, he's had to tone it down to a level that older folks would understand/not be offended by/can tell to friends.) 
8265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: August 25, 2008, 07:00:58 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 25, 2008, 06:53:41 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 25, 2008, 06:47:49 PM


Mama's Family

Hee Haw skits


I dunno....that shit was funny to me when I was a kid growing up in the deep South.



my father loved Hee Haw when I was a kid.  I was forced to watch it each Saturday night (at least I think it was Saturday nights..my mind has since entered a defensive state and refused to recall details about that period in my life).  To this day I openly weep and try to run when I see someone emerge from a corn field.
8266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: August 25, 2008, 06:47:49 PM
Comedy is truly open to personal interpretation.  There can be no right or wrong when telling folks what makes you laugh...

..unless we're talking about the following:

Mama's Family

Hee Haw skits

Any movie with the names Jason Friedberg and/or Aaron Seltzer associated







8267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Preview] Hands-On with Fable II on: August 25, 2008, 05:57:21 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 25, 2008, 04:24:31 PM

10 things you need to know about Fable 2.  All I know is one thing-  I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!!

Quote
You're also able to choose between protected and unprotected sex when you get busy with your partner(s), the latter leading to pregnancy and children. You'll be the most important influence in the lives of your children, so if you're an evil bastard, your child will likely be a bully. If you don't treat your wife well, she can fool around behind your back and will eventually ask for a divorce - taking half your worldly possessions with her. And if your wife dies, your children will be shipped off to the orphanage. It's a cruel world.

And in a very interesting twist, if you choose to be a female adventurer you'll have to carry and bear any children you have, leaving your husband to tend the homestead.
   icon_lol
8268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Preview] Hands-On with Fable II on: August 24, 2008, 02:33:21 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 24, 2008, 01:00:39 AM

hmm,12 hrs bare bones playthru...i can live with that,Fable II is one of those games where you (or at least I)want to try and get as much done as poss

argh, 12 hours?  i'm finally playing fable on my 360 and i was truly disappointed to see that I was more than halfway through the game at the 7 hour mark when I checked out my progress against the faq on gamefaqs.com.   icon_frown

p.s. for the first 6 hours or so, fable on the 360 was stable as could be (albeit with the ocassional issues with sound that some mentioned previously).  however, about an hour into the arena fight quest, the dang thing crashed on me.   icon_mad
8269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Too Human Impressions on: August 24, 2008, 02:30:00 PM

Quote from: Maggot on August 23, 2008, 04:00:10 PM

I played the demo of this game. It was an exercise in tedious mediocrity. I'm not sure what is supposedly innovative about it. The Norse Gods being heroes is something you would find in a Marvel comic. People using swords in a world full of guns is a Jedi thing and I daresay it's even older than that (I suppose one could even point to renaissance warfare). Even having a moronic, drug-fed camera which has a fixation upon walls and the angles of uselessness is hardly anything new. Oh but wait, there's robots! Oh my, where would we have ever seen robots or cybernetic beings before? And the robots are trying to kill humans! The creativity!

I don't get it do I? I don't get it like rabid fans of the Matrix sequels will insist I just don't get those pieces of crap and their Yakov Smirnoff style philosophy. Well, I sleep soundly and untroubled by my ignorance, I'd rather not get a pile of steaming awful.

while i'm not getting the game myself until it drops in price in the used section of gamestop, i'm not sure why it seems to be evoking such vehemence from you?  did the makers of the game slap you as a child or something?   icon_lol
8270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: August 24, 2008, 02:17:29 PM
sorry, one more just because it made me laugh pretty hard:

8271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: August 24, 2008, 02:02:38 PM
I still prefer Red Meat.

8272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: August 24, 2008, 01:58:06 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 23, 2008, 09:03:03 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 23, 2008, 08:54:50 PM

Last night I was reminded of a movie that I have to watch whenever it's on:  Soldier.  I can't help it.  I like Kurt Russell movies.  Plus, he plays the entire film with such a blank expression that I'm fascinated by him everytime he appears on screen.

...god help me.

I agree

 icon_redface  whoops...sorry. 
8273  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: August 23, 2008, 08:54:50 PM
Last night I was reminded of a movie that I have to watch whenever it's on:  Soldier.  I can't help it.  I like Kurt Russell movies.  Plus, he plays the entire film with such a blank expression that I'm fascinated by him everytime he appears on screen.

...god help me.
8274  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL/PSN]Star Wars :The Force Unleashed demo Impressions on: August 22, 2008, 06:10:47 PM
I actually thought the camera was pretty darn well done.   icon_confused

I didn't have any issues with it repositioning automatically and moving it around was fairly intuitive.
8275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL/PSN]Star Wars :The Force Unleashed demo Impressions on: August 22, 2008, 04:12:28 PM
I was surprised when I was getting my butt handed to me in that first hangar bay scene in the demo and I accidentally force grabbed one of the suspended Tie Fighters and it dropped on a group of attacking stormtroopers, crushing them in the process.   eek

I like it so far.  I can understand some of the complaints being tossed around, but for the most part it fulfills my need for "baddassery".   icon_smile
8276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL/PSN]Star Wars :The Force Unleashed demo Impressions on: August 22, 2008, 02:09:49 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 22, 2008, 09:42:06 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 22, 2008, 05:59:07 AM

I played the demo on both the 360 and PS3 and dare I say the audio and visuals of the PS3 are superior?!  ninja

i am gonna download it for the PS3 today,i wanna see why it is 450mb more than the 360 version

It also includes the ability to play as David Hasselhof, Larry the Cable Guy and Bea Arthur
8277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Too Human Impressions on: August 21, 2008, 08:26:45 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 21, 2008, 08:21:47 PM

Perhaps it was the Xbox version of Morrowind that didn't get as strong reviews?

ah, that could be it.  checking the aforementioned gamerankings.com, i see that out of 72 reviews, 8 of them were in the 70 percent range.   icon_wink
8278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Too Human Impressions on: August 21, 2008, 07:54:50 PM
I honestly don't think I ever saw a review for Morrowind that was less than 80 percent/B.   icon_confused

edit:  checked gamerankings.com and it was universally well reviewed.
8279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] - Parking Wars on: August 21, 2008, 06:16:09 PM
They dance around the truth, but all these shows run under the same premise:  the possibility of catching someone murdering another human being on screen.
8280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Too Human Impressions on: August 21, 2008, 05:27:48 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 21, 2008, 05:12:47 PM

Quote
if there is any sort of level transition, both players must go through

"You must gather your party before venturing forth."

I'm gonna pick this up on the way home from work today.  Reviews be damned.

make sure you give us your unbiased thoughts if you do!  i've avoided it since the reviews have been, at best, mediocre.  but i might be convinced otherwise if you were to actually recommend it.
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