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8241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 11, 2008, 01:50:33 PM
Crap, i thought Too Human was coming out this week. 

Oh well, maybe Space Siege, depending on how well it's received around these parts.  Oh, and the pub games for Fable 2, most likely.
8242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 01:48:47 PM
All art is subjective.  To argue its merits is a fool's errand. 
8243  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars summer '08 resurgence on: August 11, 2008, 01:16:17 PM
argh!  i got so tied up in other crap that i forgot to play this weekend.

please forgive this poor lout!  i'll be at gencon next weekend, but i'll try to log in this week for a bit.
8244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: August 11, 2008, 01:14:43 PM
Getting back on topic  Tongue

i'm about one level away from the final boss battle and the only other annoying thing i've found is that sometimes the "puzzles" you have to solve to advance to the next area are a bit obtuse.  i've had to run to the gamefaq guide for this one about 4 times so far to figure out how to defeat an enemy who seems invulnerable or figure out how to get rid of an obstacle that has no real world counterpart for context.

but man, combat is still a blast.  i love some of the powers you receive later in the game. 
8245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 10, 2008, 02:41:48 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on August 09, 2008, 06:17:04 PM

This might not be a movie I hate, but I certainly had a different reaction to Silence of the Lambs than most people.  I laughed all the way through it.  It wasn't a mocking laugh, because I genuinely enjoyed the movie, and yes it was scary.  I just thought it was hilarious.  Does that make me a bad person?

thanks...now i will always see this when i see your name on these boards:

8246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: August 10, 2008, 02:35:43 PM
Picked this up for the 360 for 17.95 used at GameStop (it just underwent a price drop to 19.99 new).  I'm almost finished with it as it's pretty short.  I really enjoy combat in the game, but would it have killed them to include at least a halfway decent story?  Other than the really flimsy excuse to go out and kill things with the incredibly fun glaive, I would recommend it for a cheap FPS gaming fix for the 360.
8247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 08, 2008, 09:10:55 PM
i'm pretty sure even raimi's not a big fan of Spiderman 3.  From all accounts, the studio made him shoehorn in venom for the teen crowd over his objections.  it muddied the story to the point that it just fell apart.

i've never seen pi.  however, i do like pie.
8248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / It's like "The Warriors"...but with the Olsen Twins on: August 08, 2008, 08:11:05 PM
okay, some of the wording in the article made me chuckle. 

Quote
Florida cops are searching for members of a girl gang that attacked two teenagers with high-heeled shoes, including an eight-inch brown stiletto. The assault occurred early this morning outside Club Crunk, a Fort Pierce nightspot that had refused admission to the victims, sisters aged 18 and 17 (the pair was out celebrating the older sibling's birthday). According to a Fort Pierce Police Department report, the sisters told cops that the girl gang "approached them...and began punching and kicking." The sisters, who identified their assailants as members of a group known as "The Rock Star Girls" and "The Cheerleaders," reported that three of the assailants removed their shoes and began beating them with the oversized heels. One attacker, swinging a silver shoe with a six-inch heel, remarked, "B, I am gonna kill you." The report adds, "'B' is street language for the English noun 'Bitch.'" The document, a copy of which you'll find below, notes that the mother of the victims had called 911 after her daughters were battered and told responding officers, "Look at my babies, they were beaten at the club by like 30 hoes." (3 pages)

"B" is street language?

"30 hoes"?

"Cheerleaders...come out and plaaaayaaaay."
8249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 08, 2008, 08:07:05 PM
I think it's important to remember not to judge someone for their movie likes and dislikes.  It's our individuality in taste and opinions that we should be celebrating.

...except in the case of Ceekay.  He's obviously got "issues".

 Tongue
8250  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars summer '08 resurgence on: August 08, 2008, 07:58:25 PM
 icon_lol

i thought "warning" was an odd way to tell me he was having trouble with my character's name!
8251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 08, 2008, 06:58:20 PM
Perhaps this is the place to ask this question, given the nature of the thread:  is there ANYONE out there who thinks the movie "Meet the Spartans" is even remotely funny in any way, shape or form?   icon_confused

It literally pains me to see the commercials (I'm not nearly brave enough to rent this one) for it as it seems to operate at a level I don't think I've encountered since 4th grade classrooms...yet it appears to be marketed at adults/teenagers. 

It also seems to be part of a larger trend with such films as Epic Movie and Date Movie (part of the Aaron Seltzer and writing partner Jason Friedberg era, I guess) seemingly doing well enough at the box office to merit more and more of these movies.
8252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 08, 2008, 06:07:34 PM
Clerks II.  Everyone always talks about how insightful and funny it is, but I found it to be a juvenile attempt at displaying "30 something ennui" by a filmmaker from whom I expect more.  Even the fart jokes were stale.

High Fidelity.  I thought it was an annoying attempt at trying to tell me how cool it was.  It was like being locked in a room with a New York party scene hipster for 90 minutes...and they just HAD to tell me how provincial I was the whole time.
8253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 08, 2008, 05:17:39 PM
donation sent.  Here's to kato's safe return to our gaming shores!
8254  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars summer '08 resurgence on: August 08, 2008, 04:13:42 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on August 07, 2008, 04:48:26 PM

hepcat, I sent you an invite late last night! Warning, I tried to send you an invite but it tells me that none of your toons exist (?). Are the toons active and did you spelled their names correctly?

hmmm...I thought that was the correct spelling.  I'll double check tonight after work and post it again.

thanks for the heads up!

8255  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars summer '08 resurgence on: August 07, 2008, 03:53:46 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on August 06, 2008, 07:15:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 06, 2008, 06:55:36 PM

I do believe I'll fire up my copy this weekend.  Pound for pound, only the Elder Scroll series has seen as much game time out of me in the last 10 years.   icon_biggrin

i'm ONE mission away from finishing the first game.  plus, i'd like to get some more time in with my assassin/dervish in the expansions.

hepcat, when you reload the game this weekend, post your main here so we can send you an invite into the new guild.

rittchard, I do believe ArenaNet is indeed addressing the issues you posted on GW2. The world PVP aspect, specially, sounds enticing.

thanks, i just loaded it up to get the updates (man, i have been away a long time...that took forever) and my main is Thulsa Darkchylde.  If i recall correctly, getting that one into the guild will also put my others into it as well. 

8256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 06, 2008, 08:42:53 PM
whoa...let's not get crazy
8257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Webmaster, mind your own damn business! on: August 06, 2008, 08:16:02 PM
I remember how ticked off I was at Knightshade when I first registered with GT all those many moons ago.  I honestly felt he went too far.

I remember it like it was yesterday:

GT:

Name

Birthdate

Location

....What are you wearing?

Me:

what?

GT:

What are you wearing...right now?

Me:

I don't see how that's perti....

GT:

Are they tight pants?  Jeans, maybe?

Me:

Wait...what?

GT:

Just answer the questions. 

You doing anything tonight?

Me:

Seriously, this is creeping me ou...

GT:

Shhh...don't type.  You're going to ruin this moment.

Me:

.... 
8258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 06, 2008, 07:00:20 PM
I would have to agree that the critics kind of overreacted.  it was funny, but not in the same league as movies like  Animal House, Caddyshack, or Back to School.  Those are classics. 
8259  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars summer '08 resurgence on: August 06, 2008, 06:55:36 PM
I do believe I'll fire up my copy this weekend.  Pound for pound, only the Elder Scroll series has seen as much game time out of me in the last 10 years.   icon_biggrin

i'm ONE mission away from finishing the first game.  plus, i'd like to get some more time in with my assassin/dervish in the expansions.
8260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Band of Brothers on: August 06, 2008, 06:28:38 PM
and i'll continue the unanimous praise  icon_biggrin
8261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 06, 2008, 06:21:22 PM

Quote from: kratz on August 06, 2008, 05:17:44 PM

I didn't really think that the first Harold & Kumar was particularly good.

Pineapple Express is up to 70% on RT now that more reviews are coming in.  We're going sunday. Stoked.

was it a great comedy?  no.  but i did enjoy the stereotype breaking that was, i suspect, the primary reason for the film.

plus...NPH.  the man is comedy gold no matter where he shows up.   icon_wink
8262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Uwe Boll may be finished making big-budget disasters! on: August 06, 2008, 06:16:52 PM
I'm not a huge fan of anderson, but i did enjoy Event Horizon.  i literally cannot think of one uwe film i enjoyed in even the smallest measure.
8263  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this movie download site look legit? on: August 06, 2008, 05:14:42 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 06, 2008, 05:11:51 PM

in other news, i saw that doomsday was available to rent from one of those $1 a night movie kiosk thingies in the grocery store.  you might try looking there corrupt.

ya know, i just saw one of those devices at my local grocery store.  pretty nifty!
8264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: August 06, 2008, 05:11:18 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 06, 2008, 04:34:36 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 06, 2008, 03:06:07 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 05, 2008, 09:01:57 PM



I suppose it is enough to keep comic book geeks comfortable on the long cold nights without a date but it is nor really a valid moral distinction.


did you really need to go down that tired old road to make yourself feel superior?  i expected better of you.   Roll Eyes

Don't call him out like that, hep.  He has higher morals than us 'comic book geeks'.  Plus, he can get a date and we can't.

lining up sock puppets around my living room and giving them the names of the 2007 Chicago Bear's cheerleading squad is most certainly a "date", damnit!

8265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does this movie download site look legit? on: August 06, 2008, 03:35:28 PM
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I have a dvd collection in the THOUSANDS now, and between renting and buying I've given plenty to the movie industry.

I personally feel that this is perfectly reasonable.  I've purchased thousands and thousands of dollars worth of goods at retail stores all over this great country of ours and I feel I've done my part to support these stores.  From now I'll be doing my shopping via the ol' "five finger discount". 
8266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Uwe Boll may be finished making big-budget disasters! on: August 06, 2008, 03:19:13 PM
I'm actually currently undergoing an intensive drug treatment program designed to help me block out memories of Tara Reid trying to pronounce "Newfoundland" in "Alone in the Dark" and Burt Reynolds as a good ol' boy King in "Dungeon Siege: In the Name of God, WHY!?".  Hopefully, God willing, I'll be a whole man once again...someday.
8267  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: August 06, 2008, 03:06:07 PM

Quote from: farley2k on August 05, 2008, 09:01:57 PM



I suppose it is enough to keep comic book geeks comfortable on the long cold nights without a date but it is nor really a valid moral distinction.


did you really need to go down that tired old road to make yourself feel superior?  i expected better of you.   Roll Eyes
8268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 05, 2008, 06:21:12 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on August 05, 2008, 06:05:58 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 05, 2008, 04:48:21 PM

after watching harold and kumar escape gitmo, i think i'm beginning to move away from stoner humor movies. 

That's because Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanimo Bay was a bad movie. It lacked the whimsical fun and smarts of the first movie -- two stoners going to white castle = road trip movie; two stoners running from guantanimo bay = insult to intelligence. They were running from the dumbest villain ever to grace the big screen (even worse than will farrell's character in J&SBSB). There were too many scenes that were groan inducingly bad that by the end of it I was bored. It ultimately failed because they tried to do too much with simple characters.

There were some great moments though. The scene with the moronofficer talking to NPH's about his role in starship troopers... completely genius.

The Pineapple Express, I have high hopes for - because I find Seth Rogen consistently funny. Thug life.

i actually agree with that assessment.  even NPH couldn't save it, unfortunately.   icon_neutral
8269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 05, 2008, 06:01:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 05, 2008, 05:21:10 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 01, 2008, 04:11:30 AM

Quote from: hepcat on July 31, 2008, 09:09:58 PM

well, back up now.  i wonder if it's the server hosting the vmware image crashing again?

Welcome to "Reasons why KS doesn't use VMWare 101".  Easy to restore, but stability...eh...proof is in the ink in this case.

We always find out proof in the pudding, rather than ink. It gets our tongues all icky and blue.

So I was playing this new VMWare flash game called CrashOO ... its on PopCap games now... or was it Hepcat games?

the only game that Hepcat Games is currently offering is "Equus: The Role Playing Game".
8270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 04, 2008, 07:20:03 PM
I just put up a post about this in the meta area of OO.
8271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First review of 'The Dark Knight' on: August 04, 2008, 06:36:21 PM
I remember the release of burton's batman.  it really was a cultural phenom.  the number of t-shirts, bumper stickers and posters on the street with the bat symbol was unbelievable.  i even remember quite a few vandalized street signs signaling a "T intersection" (the ones with a straight line with arrows at each end) painted to look like the bat symbol.   icon_eek
8272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rick Roll on: August 04, 2008, 05:35:33 PM
In Kevin's defense, he DOES run a multinational spy network by day while fighting crime at night as "The Kevinator!" (tm pending).
8273  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Automobile Tires on: August 04, 2008, 05:18:38 PM
If you're a sam's club member, you can save the cost for balancing, etc. by buying your tires from them.  they also guarantee the dang things for the life of the tire.  i actually joined a sam's club because it was cheaper than purchasing them from anywhere else.
8274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 04, 2008, 05:12:48 PM

Quote from: Calvin on February 18, 2008, 07:16:18 AM

Funny, will watch, but weed humor is so fucking annoying.

Heroin is a MUCH funnier drug!

 Tongue
8275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First review of 'The Dark Knight' on: August 04, 2008, 04:45:46 PM
Well, seems like more than just a few of us were a little put off by the voice Bale takes on when in the Batman suit :

Quote
Reviewing the film for MSNBC, Alonso Duralde wrote that Bale's Batman in "Batman Begins" "sounded absurdly deep, like a 10-year-old putting on an 'adult' voice to make prank phone calls. This time, Bale affects an eerie rasp, somewhat akin to Brenda Vaccaro doing a Miles Davis impression."

however, that one thing doesn't do much in the way of harming this great film.
8276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man's head falls off during bus ride! on: August 04, 2008, 02:36:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 04, 2008, 02:34:07 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 04, 2008, 02:22:56 PM

I would also like everyone to refrain from every posting anything even remotely silly from now on.  i fully expect GT to adhere to a strict WWYHONPR policy (What Would You Hear on NPR) when creating threads from now on.   Tongue

whoah, let's not lose our heads over some cutting remarks from the local prudes  icon_twisted  Tongue

Please do not post in this thread anymore.  I will create a new one later today entitled:  Pleather:  The New Vinyl? 

you may contribute to that all you want.
8277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not even safe to ride a bus anymore! on: August 04, 2008, 02:25:18 PM
I was the first one to post about the beheading incident.  i am therefore not to blame.  my later post was meant only to poke fun at the multiple posts on this subject that sprang up AFTER my initial post.
8278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man's head falls off during bus ride! on: August 04, 2008, 02:22:56 PM
apparently this thread is contributing to the decline of western civilization as localized to GT , so I'd like to request that a mod lock this up. 

i would also like everyone to refrain from ever posting anything even remotely silly from now on.  i fully expect GT to adhere to a strict WWYHONPR policy (What Would You Hear on NPR) when creating threads from now on.   Tongue
8279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rick Roll on: August 04, 2008, 02:18:54 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on August 04, 2008, 03:50:29 AM

Yeah, I'm kind of disappointed by the mods letting this go on and on.  Jackassery is something I thought GT was above. tear

 Roll Eyes
8280  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 04, 2008, 02:15:43 PM
I most certainly did not intend for my post to be seen as a "how to"" manual on crashing OO.  I was simply making an observation here that hopefully someone from OO would take note of and perhaps address.  Contacting the admins for OO was not an option at the time as I couldn't get into OO (obviously...hence my post).  By the time it did come back I had moved on to something else and forgot to contact them.

In any case, it's not like i'm the first person to post a "hey i found a problem with the site" message in this thread or at OO on the meta board.   Roll Eyes

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