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8241  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers Updates (DERKETO Server) on: June 04, 2008, 03:02:42 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 04, 2008, 03:01:26 PM

I need to get the hell out of the newb city so I can join you guys....

austin needs to get his butt in gear and join up, then we in the 20's should do some exploring together.   icon_smile
8242  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers Updates (DERKETO Server) on: June 04, 2008, 02:48:37 PM
sorry for the crankiness last night after i discovered that i was still having issues with my dark templar Kaij and his buffs.  i had just experienced yet another construction zone on my way home from work earlier and i had been looking forward to some mindless hack and slash to vent my anger...only to find that i had 75 buff icons lined up on top of my screen, debuffs from mobs that wouldn't go away, and a character who kept growing and shrinking like Ant Man on acid.   icon_frown
8243  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: After retrying various MMOs, I find Vanguard is now REALLY actually playable on: June 04, 2008, 02:45:34 PM
I've always thought that the concept of Vanguard was fantastic, it was just the execution that I (and many, many others) felt was so bad.  As soon as I burn out on AoC I'll have to give Vanguard another look. 

D'art, is it still a memory/system hog?  I remember my new system (at the time) was still brought to its knees even though every other game I had I could play at ultra settings with no hitch.

8244  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 03, 2008, 08:55:19 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 03, 2008, 08:28:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 03, 2008, 08:21:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 03, 2008, 06:48:07 PM

Episodes 1, 2 and 3 of the New (old) SW trilogy.

The first one is garbage.

The second one is ok.

The third is arguably the best movie of the series (though I've only seen it once).

So there.

1 was fun and fresh at the time.  It still holds up relatively well.  2 was the best by far, imho (and the opinion of many critics).  3 was only marginally better than 1.



I believe he is talking about episodes 1-3 and you are talking about episodes 4-6.

eek!  sorry   icon_redface
8245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 03, 2008, 08:21:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 03, 2008, 06:48:07 PM

Episodes 1, 2 and 3 of the New (old) SW trilogy.

The first one is garbage.

The second one is ok.

The third is arguably the best movie of the series (though I've only seen it once).

So there.

1 was fun and fresh at the time.  It still holds up relatively well.  2 was the best by far, imho (and the opinion of many critics).  3 was only marginally better than 1.

8246  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC update notes 2nd of june + extra (Updated with unoffical notes) on: June 03, 2008, 05:54:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 03, 2008, 05:40:30 PM

maybe they should just dump pvp altogether  icon_twisted

i've heard whispers around the developer's forum that they're doing just that and replacing it with PVC...Player Versus Ceekay.
8247  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Arkham Horror: Kingsport Expansion is out on: June 03, 2008, 05:21:46 PM
Every christmas I go home and play Arkham Horror with all the expansions for almost 3 days straight with old friends.  It really is a great game to whip out when you have the time.  It has a good RPG feel to it thanks to the large number of investigators you can choose from with different abilities and skills.  Plus, the loot is always fun.
8248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 03, 2008, 05:19:57 PM
Resident Evil??  Saw??? Really???

 icon_eek
8249  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: June 03, 2008, 04:12:17 PM

Quote from: Silky on June 03, 2008, 04:07:53 PM

I will go ahead and throw my impressions into the ring.  I leveled up a Tempest of Set, Priest of Mitra, Necromancer, Demonologist, and Dark Templar to 20. 

 icon_lol  Rittchard and some of the others in the Wanderers were picking on me for having "Alt Fever".  Glad to see I'm not the only one with more than 2 characters in AoC!
8250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: June 03, 2008, 04:08:26 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 03, 2008, 03:59:42 PM

None of the actors in Caligula knew it was going to be turned into a porn. It was mostly done after most of the movie was finished.

I thought so.  O'Toole wouldn't stoop to such lows.  I had to watch My Favorite Year three times to wash the taste of Caligula out of my mouth...

...uh...that didn't come out right. 
8251  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: June 03, 2008, 04:03:35 PM
Jeebus, the game was buggy last night.  My guy kept shrinking and growing in size (I believe that's supposed to be due to buffs wearing off/taking affect), buffs kept appearing and disappearing, and my health and mana bars wouldn't fill up completely.  Plus, I do believe that buffs weren't actually working correctly as my Dark Templar was getting slaughtered by just about anything he came across. 

Hope it's working right tonight!   icon_cry
8252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: June 03, 2008, 03:55:24 PM

Quote from: Biyobi on June 03, 2008, 07:38:12 AM

Quote from: The Grue on June 03, 2008, 06:41:05 AM

Quote from: Ridah on June 03, 2008, 05:42:53 AM

I like the show and enjoyed the movie although they really turned the girly factor up a notch. Hey, at least I didn't walk out of this one like I did Indy. Not like I had a choice even if I wanted to.

Wait...people really walk out of movies?  I thought that was just something stupid people made up.

I know people walk out of movies.  I've seen it in TV.

two movies i've walked out on and the reasons why:

1) Andy Warhol's Bad - Watched it at my college theater with some friends.  Walked out when they showed a baby fall from a 10 story window and then nibbled by a passing dog.  Warhol may have been a decent painter in the realm of pop art, but he was utterly horrible as a filmmaker.

2) Caligula - Again, at the college theater.  Walked out when they went from showing Peter O'Toole (who i worship as an acting god) to displaying two centurions giving each other oral pleasure in an alcove.  I'm not a prude and I'm not homophobic, but I admire O'Toole so much that it just made me feel angry for him.  He couldn't have known that the film would eventually just become (really bad) pornography.

8253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 02, 2008, 07:09:46 PM

Quote from: Austin on June 02, 2008, 07:06:13 PM

Quote from: Gedd on June 02, 2008, 06:53:02 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 02, 2008, 02:38:36 PM

If nothing else it will be an interesting social experiment.

Code Purple! Code Purple! We've been found out!

Turns out OO was all really an experiment by Squire_SCA!  icon_eek

oh god, i remember that whole incident.  hiiiiilarious.   icon_lol
8254  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 02, 2008, 07:04:36 PM
ah darn.  oh well, i guess I'll just make do with ultimate destruction since it's backward compatible. 
8255  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Arkham Horror: Kingsport Expansion is out on: June 02, 2008, 06:55:16 PM

Quote from: Doopri on June 02, 2008, 06:52:49 PM

wait what? i literally JUST checked before coming here and it was still up as "on the boat" - not even a shipping notice

do you mean you have it in hand, you saw it in stores or what???

from the ffg forum for arkham horror:

Quote
It arrived in stores yesterday. I picked one up today and ran a solo testrun through it. Epic battle variant makes GOO combat more interesting, and rifts sure can get nasty if left unattended too long.

I found it listed as "IN STOCK" on the coolstuffinc.com site so ordered it.  make the run to your local gamestore and demand they hand it over to you!   icon_wink
8256  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GameStop Gamedays on: June 02, 2008, 06:52:05 PM
ouch...think i'll hold off.   icon_wink
8257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trilogies that got progressively better on: June 02, 2008, 06:24:19 PM
I thought the Problem Child trilogy got progressively better as it went on.  So many unanswered questions were left for the audience after the first film that I knew they'd need a second and perhaps third film to fill in the film's backstory. 

I was happy to see the makers of the films didn't sacrifice their artistic integrity as well.  The depth of emotion displayed during the "fart noise" scene in PC 2 was, imho, a real attempt to revitalize cinema in such a way that hadn't been seen since Citizen Kane or Revenge of the Nerds 2.

All in all, I still blame John Ritter for dying as it effectively brought an end to this series of arthouse hits.
8258  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: June 02, 2008, 06:16:15 PM
ah, okay.  i was used to getting new combos/spells at least once every other level towards the end of the 1-20 level range.  good to know i  haven't run into a bug.   icon_biggrin
8259  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GameStop Gamedays on: June 02, 2008, 06:07:39 PM
timeshift for 20 bucks catches my eye.  anyone have a thumbs up/thumbs down impression on it for that price?
8260  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Arkham Horror: Kingsport Expansion is out on: June 02, 2008, 05:52:50 PM
The Kingsport expansion for Arkham Horror was released today.  I ordered it off Coolstuffinc.com as my usual provider, timewellspentgames, didn't have it listed yet (I feel kind of guilty, but I'm impatient!  icon_wink).

I'll post some impressions (if anyone's interested) after I get a chance to play with the chicago group or at Origins later this month.

Here's the FFG forum faq on the game.  There are some spoilers on the game so if you don't want to know EVERYTHING about the game, avoid that thread.
8261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bo Diddley R.I.P. on: June 02, 2008, 05:35:26 PM
Bo Diddley was my choice for the greatest influence on Rock n' Roll that ever lived.  Rest in peace, pioneer.
8262  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: June 02, 2008, 05:13:14 PM
Do you stop getting new combos after lvl 20 or something?  both lvl 22 and 23 came and went last night for my dark templar and i received no new spells/combos.  in perusing the 'net for class guides, they all seem to end their combo lists at lvl 20.   icon_confused
8263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 02, 2008, 05:10:41 PM
If the Hulk game follows the paradigm set forth in the Ultimate Destruction version of the game from xbox days, I'll be on it in a new york minute.  However, i'm holding off until i see some reviews.  it's rare when a comic book based game gets it right. 
8264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: June 01, 2008, 03:24:56 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 01, 2008, 04:50:52 AM

Lil' Matty Broderick isn't much of a looker himself....

with gas prices breaking the 4 dollar mark all over the country, lil' matty was smart in obtaining an alternate form of transportation.
8265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hats Off To Knightshade Dragon and the GT Krew on: June 01, 2008, 03:22:55 PM
other than letting dbt in, GT has been great!
8266  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Discount Boardgames? on: May 31, 2008, 08:05:16 PM

Quote from: warning on May 31, 2008, 01:12:37 PM

I've ordered from Time Well Spent a lot and they have great prices and service.  And they're a penny cheaper than Thoughthammer!

ditto.  honest and fast.  you can order from them with 100 percent confidence that you're gonna get your stuff quickly and in perfect condition.
8267  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: May 31, 2008, 08:03:58 PM
sweet mother of god, i smell a sequel. 

i don't think i wanna live in a world that wants to know anything more about those annoying yentas.  the only unanswered question from the first film i could imagine would exist would be, "If they were to all suddenly die from a random drive by shooting, how could one get the bullets back before a CSI team could analyze them?".
8268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: May 31, 2008, 06:47:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 31, 2008, 03:49:20 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 30, 2008, 08:56:07 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 30, 2008, 08:44:18 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 30, 2008, 08:13:05 PM

I know that PR_GMR was all hyped for this one.  He'd even put together his "Carrie outfit" for the midnight showing.  Weeks after the movie was announced he was continually starting threads on the official fan board for SaTC with titles like "Why I'm the Anti-Samantha" and "Shoes, Jews and Shrews: The Sex and The City FAQ".

Yes, hepcat, you've uncovered my secret plans. I am going to cross-dress and sneak into a screening. I hear that men won't be allowed at screenings of 'Sex And The City' even if they wanted to go. It's a secret estrogen society movie. The result of my sneaking will be a front page review at Horror-101.com.

PR_GMR catches an afternoon movie with friends...May, 2006

 Tongue

ok, late to the party but L freaking O L!


shouldn't that be 2008 though?  are you still signing your check 2006?

sorry, SatC was just opening so i had to dig out a photo from a little while back.  That was PR at the premiere of Nanny McPhee.
8269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scarlett Johansson Murders Tom Waits on: May 31, 2008, 06:40:51 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 31, 2008, 05:56:20 AM

Summertime wasn't bad. I've never listened to the original falling down, so maybe I don't have that nostalgia/ history with it to scream sacrilige! but I thought it was kinda boring. Not atrocious, but .... flat.

flat is a good description.  she's just so off tune most of the time.  i honestly think she's somewhat tone deaf.
8270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Scarlett Johansson Murders Tom Waits on: May 31, 2008, 02:40:42 AM
I love Tom Waits.  I love his music.  I love his gravelly voice and the fact that he writes his songs to take advantage of that rough growl of his that is more emotion than actual harmonizing. 

I love Scarlett Johansson.  I love her body...of work.  ...that's...ummm...really all I got.

Somewhere, at some point, someone convinced Ms. Johansson she could do a bang up job covering Tom Waits.  My guess is that this person had heard her singing in the shower, knew she'd always wanted to make a record and thought that she couldn't do THAT much damage to a Tom Waits' song.

...that person was wrong.  That person shall also be heretofore known as "The Anti-Musician".

My god, her warbling is almost painful in this video .  Sure, Tom sounds like he's been gargling with a half dozen razor blades since 3 in the morning, but it works for him because he's written these songs to take advantage of that sound.  Scarlett thinks she can create the same distinctive sound and tries to do him justice by singing in a goofy ass baritone voice that makes her sound like she's going to order Natasha to "get that moose and squirrel!" at any moment.

Thankfully, I recently discovered that I can actually turn down the sound on my computer when watching something.  This I now do gleefully as I enjoy her appearance while avoiding the risk of internal bleeding.
8271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: May 30, 2008, 09:12:37 PM
If I may turn sexist, shallow and ridiculously misogynistic for a few minutes; what the hell happened to Sarah Jessica Parker???  i swear i can remember a time when she was actually the stuff of teenage fantasies.  now she looks like Charles Nelson Reilly in his Lidsville outfit...
8272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 30, 2008, 09:04:30 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on May 30, 2008, 08:45:49 PM

Providing daily content to a front page can be a huge grind -- even on subjects you love, even with help.

Not if you just continually make shit up.  Give ME the job and I promise such daily news items as:

1) My left hand - A Review

2) Stuff I just saw when I looked up

3) Anyone else dig coke icees?  man, i dig coke icees.

4) There you go again!  What?  No, I didn't say anything.

5) 5 things I'd do to Rose McGowan if i were invisible...

8273  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: May 30, 2008, 08:56:07 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 30, 2008, 08:44:18 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 30, 2008, 08:13:05 PM

I know that PR_GMR was all hyped for this one.  He'd even put together his "Carrie outfit" for the midnight showing.  Weeks after the movie was announced he was continually starting threads on the official fan board for SaTC with titles like "Why I'm the Anti-Samantha" and "Shoes, Jews and Shrews: The Sex and The City FAQ".

Yes, hepcat, you've uncovered my secret plans. I am going to cross-dress and sneak into a screening. I hear that men won't be allowed at screenings of 'Sex And The City' even if they wanted to go. It's a secret estrogen society movie. The result of my sneaking will be a front page review at Horror-101.com.



PR_GMR catches an afternoon movie with friends...May, 2006

 Tongue
8274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How much hassle to cross the border into Canada? on: May 30, 2008, 08:15:46 PM
Just remember to "keester" the stuff you bring back...

...unless you're buying furniture.  that may cause serious health problems.
8275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sex and the City on: May 30, 2008, 08:13:05 PM
I know that PR_GMR was all hyped for this one.  He'd even put together his "Carrie outfit" for the midnight showing.  Weeks after the movie was announced he was continually starting threads on the official fan board for SaTC with titles like "Why I'm the Anti-Samantha" and "Shoes, Jews and Shrews: The Sex and The City FAQ".
8276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fallout 3 image used on Al-Qaeda web site on: May 30, 2008, 03:31:58 PM
The artwork wasn't stolen, it was created FOR the terrorists BY bethesda.  i've always been suspicious of those guys.  creating games that keep me indoors for days on end....what better way to conquer america for their jihadist masters than creating a nation of couch potatoes!?

 Tongue
8277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Venture Brothers S3 - June 1 on: May 30, 2008, 02:42:10 PM
Best non-kiddie cartoon on the air right now, imho.   icon_wink
8278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: That's Hedley... on: May 30, 2008, 02:31:56 PM
God, that man was hilarious.  The world of comedy lost a great one.

for some reason, i always laugh at the line

Quote
How did he do such fantastic stunts with such little feet?

in blazing saddles.

i think it's a testimony to the man's mastery of delivery that it's so dang funny in that movie.
8279  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Name and Server List on: May 28, 2008, 08:01:52 PM
Sweet Jeebus, lvl 38????

I thought I put in a lot of hours this past weekend but I only got to lvl 22 with my necro on derketo.  i also have a lvl 8 dark templar and a lvl 7 assassin on that server.
8280  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Andromeda Strain Remake on A&E on: May 28, 2008, 07:51:02 PM
I've only watched the first part, but I've been really disappointed.  I thought they made WAY too many changes.   now granted, i haven't read the book in years, but I don't recall some of the following changes:

Spoiler for Hiden:

1) the government pulled andromeda from a freakin' wormhole??
2) the goofy ass corrupt government subplot
3) the investigative reporter subplot is just cliched and ridiculous, imho.


the original movie is one of my favorite late night movie pleasures, so this "re imagining" is just grating on me at this point.  they tried to make it a jerry bruckheimer film.
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