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8601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 16, 2008, 08:46:03 PM
stay safe, old boy!
8602  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stan Winston RIP on: June 16, 2008, 08:40:21 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 16, 2008, 08:23:31 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 16, 2008, 07:54:02 PM

I guess most of his stuff was before my time and Clash of the Titans didn't have a big impact.

On some related news, I read today from several sources that there will be a 'Clash Of The Titans' remake, scripted by Lawrence Kasdan... who's also writing the live-action Robotech film. There will also be a 'Near Dark' remake.. And if all these news weren't painful enough to get, Marty and Kroff are seriously threatening to make a HR Puffenstuff live action movie.. and another for Sigfrid And The Sea Monsters.

Hollywood--where creative cinema goes to die.

while i wish they'd try to make original stuff, hiring kasdan could be the only saving grace for these remakes.  the man has had more hits than misses in his long career.

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 16, 2008, 07:54:02 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on June 16, 2008, 07:21:03 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 16, 2008, 06:55:22 PM

Holy Crap!  I feel similar to hepcat.  As a young movie geek, Stan Winston, along with Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Greg Cannom on makeup effects or ILM, Boss Films, or Dreamquest Images on visual effects was enough to get me to watch just about any movie. 

Don't forget John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Ray Harryhausen, etc

Never was a big Harryhausen fan.  I guess most of his stuff was before my time and Clash of the Titans didn't have a big impact.   Never a huge fan of Dykstra other than his work on Star Wars obviously.  Edlund formed Boss Films, of course who were quite a rival for ILM for a time. 

i wish there was an internet forum version of the spit take as that's what happened when i read the line "Never was a big Harryhausen fan" in your post.  harryhausen was a god, man!!   icon_eek
8603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stan Winston RIP on: June 16, 2008, 06:47:42 PM
When I was a wee lad I wanted to grow up to become a special effects artist.  I attribute that childhood desire in no small part to Stan Winston.  I never pursued the dream but I'm still thankful for all the great movies he's brought us over the years.  RIP, Stan.  You were one of the greats.
8604  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Crappening (spoilers?) on: June 16, 2008, 06:23:37 PM
American Splendor was pure cinematic bliss.  I thought it was a truly great film and that Paul nailed that incredibly fascinating character.

As for The Happening, I will watch it when it appears on the TNT or TBS high def channels...and only if there's nothing else on.
8605  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]The Incredible Hulk on: June 16, 2008, 06:18:44 PM

Quote from: Shinjin on June 16, 2008, 05:50:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 16, 2008, 05:38:10 PM

From now on I'm just going to call the police if I see someone wearing a b-cap in that manner....


How does that translate for visors? 

it translates into this:  "THE 'TOP IS YOUR GOD, WORSHIP THE 'TOP, THE 'TOP BRINGS PROP COMEDY TO THE WORLD AND FOR THAT YOU SHOULD BOW DOWN AND KISS HIS FEET, YOU UNDESERVING BASTAR..."

whoa...what just happened there??? 

did...did the 'top just tell me to kill again?
8606  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fu Hustle - Why all the praise on: June 16, 2008, 05:43:37 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on June 15, 2008, 11:29:07 PM

KFH is the only movie other than Ice Pirates where I laugh so hard I cry every time I watch it.

My well documented love of Cabin Boy now seems a bit less embarrassing....
8607  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]The Incredible Hulk on: June 16, 2008, 05:38:10 PM
Saw it on Saturday and enjoyed it.  It was good, matinee escapism.  The amount of action was good but wasn't bogged down by too much self-awareness (the problem with the first one, imho).

Although, maybe I'm just remembering it badly, but I could have sworn that Lee's Hulk looked less "cartoony" than the new one.    icon_confused

Also, after countless times seeing it in the movies, I've come to the conclusion that if you wear a baseball cap with the bill pointing forward, that automatically means you're trying to hide.  From now on I'm just going to call the police if I see someone wearing a b-cap in that manner....

8608  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 02:37:57 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2008, 02:31:34 PM

it all depends on whose tit you want to suck from.  MS's tit gives bitter beer, like Natural Light, but Steve Jobs gives sweet vanilla flavored goodness, like ambrosia.

You might want to look around and see if there's any news of an updated Zune coming out soon.  IIRC it's been awhile since they updated the hardware.

the 80 gig came out not that long ago (last summer, if i'm not mistaken) so i doubt we'll see an updated zune anytime soon.
8609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 02:14:09 PM
I honestly doubt that Microsoft would bail on the Zune.  It's their only real foothold in the lucrative mp3 market and I think we all know that Microsoft would chew its own arm off before giving up on a chance to make some cash.   icon_wink

I love my Zune.  It's a 1st gen and I got it cheap but it's been a real tank.  It's been dropped, left in a hot car all day and used on many bike rides and it's held up just fine.  The only real complaints I have are the aforementioned annoying software used for transferring files to it (although nothing will ever be worse than itunes, imho) and some bad firmware updates that caused the thing to just plummet in battery life.  They fixed the latter problem in a later firmware update, though.

8610  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: June 16, 2008, 02:02:33 PM
Update:  I got my beloved Matrix back Friday afternoon.  The dealership put in a whole new engine.  They also put in a new battery while they were at it since mine was supposedly not holding a charge very well.  Total cost out of pocket:  120 dollars.  The rest was covered by the insurance agency. 

I do have to say though, I get the distinct feeling that my dealership took the insurance company for every penny they could get.  The service manager at the dealership seemed to almost take pride in the number of things he got them to pay for.   icon_confused
8611  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Notes from the South on: June 12, 2008, 11:52:12 PM
Hepcat vs. The Angry Sushi Chef

So last night, in between marathon Law and Order: SUV viewings (seriously, does TBS, USA and TNT play ANYTHING ELSE during the week???), I decided I was going to get sushi for dinner.  I head to the hotel after work to change and then drive down the street to a Japanese restaurant I'd noticed earlier that day on my way to the client site.

The place is empty except for one young asian gentlemen waiter and an elderly asian woman behind the sushi counter.  I tell the young waiter that I'm there for take out and he gives me a list of items to order from.

I check off a spider roll, a spicy tuna roll and some rice.  I then hand it to the elderly asian woman behind the counter.  She snaps it out of my hands and throws it down on the counter in front of her.  I don't think anything of it and go back to reading my paper.  About 10 minutes pass and nothing's happening.  After another couple of minutes the elderly asian woman starts screaming like a banshee at the young guy.  They're screaming at each other in Japanese at the top of their lungs.  I'm only a couple of feet away so I move to a table to get away from it.  Eventually the waiter comes over to my table and just stands there apologizing and motioning at the woman.  I don't understand what's going on so I just nod like a moron the whole time.

After another minute or two I stand up and motion that I'd like to pay for my take out order in the vain hope that it'll hurry up my food.

"But you didn't get anything?" the waiter replies in a puzzled tone.

"What about the sushi I ordered?"  I say, indicating the sushi counter and the elderly harpy standing there in what I swear is a defensive lineman attack stance.

"She quit!  Sorry!"  he says.

Now I'm utterly confused.  It seems that the harpy from hell has gotten so angry about something that she's quit.  However, her version of quitting doesn't involve storming out.  Instead it seems to exhibit itself in much the same way a perturbed bull would if constantly prodded with a long stick. 

"But...I...what...but..." I have no idea what to say, so I start to leave.   Then I hear this soul shattering shriek from the soul sucking she beast behind the counter. 

"Wait!  She says she make you sushi now!" the waiter says, stopping me before I can make my way out.

"But...I....what....but...."  I got nothin' at this point.

Silently, I walk back to my stool at the sushi counter like a death row inmate heading to ol' sparky.  The waiter brings me a coke and I just sit there staring at it while Dracula's grandmother begins some of the most violent sushi prep I've ever encountered.

Eventually, she tosses my order in a bag and thrusts it at me.  I pay and head back to the hotel...


...and damn if that wasn't the best damn raw fish and soft shell crab I'd ever had.
8612  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Notes from the South on: June 10, 2008, 12:11:54 AM
A last minute client issue has sent me merrily on my way to South Carolina all this week.  As I lay here in my Comfort Inn hotel room, nearly catatonic from an overdose of Arby's Sauce and Curly Fries, watching The Astronaut Farmer on HBO and wondering what in the hell happened to Billy Bob Thornton's career; I can't help but draw some conclusions about this great state.

1) After a 2 1/2 hour drive on I-85 South I've come to the conclusion that South Carolina is a state built almost entirely by the income generated by Arby's franchises and fireworks stores.  Between here and Charlotte, North Carolina there are about 274 Arby's restaurants and 321 Fireworks stores.  Getting all hopped up on horsey sauce and attacking neighbor's with Roman Candles has to be a real issue around these parts.

2) Why are there so many churches on the side of the highways around here?  I envision the following event happening:

Dad:  Well, that was a great family vacation!  I really enjoyed...KIDS, FIRST UNITED BAPTISTS ON THE RIGHT! 
Mom:  Let's get the kids baptized, honey!
Dad:  Great ideal!  And there's no real need to stop!  I'll just slow down and Jenny and Robbie can crack their windows and jump.  TUCK AND ROLL FOR JESUS, KIDS!
Mom:  We'll bring you curly fries and M-80's on our way back to get you!

3) I don't care who you are.  103 degrees is too damn hot for anyone.  If you say you enjoy this type of weather, I now call you out as a spawn of Satan and will advise a roadside church of your existence.  Expect to be attacked by the faithful any day now.

Okay, okay...i admit this countryside is damn beautiful.  I give you that.  But 103 degrees????   Seriously???

Anyway, I want you all to remember me in your prayers this week.  I'm less than one block from an Arby's and my Jamocha milkshake addiction is coming back in spades right now.  There's a good chance that the next missive I submit around these parts will be from the Betty Ford Rehab Center's dessert addiction wing....
8613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God help me on: June 08, 2008, 05:49:04 PM

Quote from: Graham on June 07, 2008, 08:50:13 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 07, 2008, 05:50:23 PM

Quote from: chaosraven on June 07, 2008, 03:49:29 PM

I am restraining myself in the hopes that it is the second film at the drive-in with The Love Guru...

*crosses fingers*



god, i freakin' love drive-ins.  unfortunately the only one in my area i know of (chicago) is so friggin' dangerous that you're taking your life into your hands the moment you drive through the entrance.  I've always wanted to tour america's remaining drive-ins.  they really are a love of mine.

There is a drive-in in West Chicago called the Cascade Drive-in that my wife wants to go to.  That isn't the same one, is it?

I don't think so.  The one I was referring to is off Cicero near the Midway Airport.  I'm not even sure it's still open.  However, the one time I went to see films there it was like driving into a Crips vs. Bloods gathering.

The Cascade appears to be a good one.  I checked this site and it draws generally favorable reviews.  I may have to check it out myself.

edit:  ah, i found it.  looks i was referring to the Bel-Air Drive In and it's now gone.
8614  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God help me on: June 07, 2008, 05:50:23 PM

Quote from: chaosraven on June 07, 2008, 03:49:29 PM

I am restraining myself in the hopes that it is the second film at the drive-in with The Love Guru...

*crosses fingers*



god, i freakin' love drive-ins.  unfortunately the only one in my area i know of (chicago) is so friggin' dangerous that you're taking your life into your hands the moment you drive through the entrance.  I've always wanted to tour america's remaining drive-ins.  they really are a love of mine.
8615  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God help me on: June 07, 2008, 03:37:33 PM
well, sometimes you just gotta go against the flow and do what you want.  sure, you might get bloodied but dang it, we're americans! 

...of course, thanks to stomach flu (or whatever this is that makes leaving the vicinity of my bathroom and game of chance) is keeping me from seeing it today...and maybe tomorrow if i don't get better.   icon_frown
8616  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The depressingly real truth of life... on: June 05, 2008, 10:10:34 PM
that's nothin'.  try being in a men's prison shower and hearing the words, "Where's...where's my soap?"....
8617  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God help me on: June 05, 2008, 10:06:33 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on June 05, 2008, 09:50:38 PM

Quote from: morlac on June 04, 2008, 11:49:05 PM

I'll go with ya, I been giggling at the previews for weeks.

Of course I have watched 'The Adventure of Ford Fairlane' twice since it's been free on demand the last month.

The cynic in me says that the previews are ALL the funny parts in the movie, and you'd be better off watching them over and over.

PS Ford Fairlane is a closet classic!

I watch Cabin Boy every Thanksgiving.  "Wanna buy a monkey?" kills me every time...
8618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sad day for a friend on: June 05, 2008, 09:08:09 PM

Quote from: Ridah on June 05, 2008, 08:45:23 PM

You could also try the approach that one of my friends used and proved successful. Go ahead and invite him to live with you, while he's asleep sedate him so that you can move him to a room which you plan to imprison him in, keep his legs and arms bound so that he can't move too much. Feed him, whatever, but keep him clean of drugs for 30 days. He won't go to the police after because he'll be thankful that you helped him with his problem.

Jesus H. Christ!  Someone here has read John Fowles' The Collector WAY too many times...
8619  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God help me on: June 05, 2008, 03:56:41 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on June 05, 2008, 03:49:15 PM

Quote from: dback99 on June 05, 2008, 02:19:01 AM

Im there Friday night.  I dont like Adam Sandler, but this movie looks sooo freaking ridiculous I have to see it.  The no arms push up in the preview practically had me spitting my drink out when I saw that.

-dback

After seeing the forum name "dback" I assumed that you are a fan of the Diamondbacks and may even live in Arizona.  I then checked your location and saw "Surprise, AZ".  I'm not sure why, but anytime I see the name "Surprise", whether it be on a document, on a map, or noted as the location where one of my techs is doing fieldwork, I always need to yell "SURPRISE!!!!!" rather than merely stating the town's name in a normal tone.  I can't seem to help myself.  Carry on.

 ninja 

I'm the same way with the word "Lambada".  Everytime I hear or see that word I have to add "The Forbidden Dance!" in a creepy ass tone.  Go figure....
8620  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers Updates (DERKETO Server) on: June 05, 2008, 03:54:19 PM
Hit level 25 last night.  what is the lowest level dungeon or other instanced area groups can take on?
8621  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Arkham Horror: Kingsport Expansion is out on: June 05, 2008, 03:09:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 05, 2008, 01:08:34 AM

Only problem I have with the game is that there's a lack of player interaction.  It seems like everyone was playing their own single player game for the most part.

when we play everyone communicates what they're going to do, as well as letting others know what gates they're going after, monsters they're clearing away, etc..  i see what you mean, however.  but if you get a group together that treats it the way you would a good rpg session of CoC, it becomes more coop based.
8622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: God help me on: June 05, 2008, 02:58:49 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 05, 2008, 02:45:34 PM

Just make sure you wear a better outfit at this premiere, hepcat. This is what you were caught wearing at that Larry The Cable Guy movie you wanted to see so badly:



jeebus, what in the hell am I wielding in that photo???  It's like a prop from a bad hentai film. 

in other news, i just found out that one of the writers for Zohan is Judd Aptow.  That makes me feel a LITTLE less dirty...

8623  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / God help me on: June 04, 2008, 11:12:46 PM
I want to see "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" this weekend.  Really. 

I feel...dirty. 

Can you forgive me?

...please?
8624  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sad day for a friend on: June 04, 2008, 11:10:33 PM

Quote from: hentzau on June 04, 2008, 07:41:31 PM

Good call.  If only for purely selfish reasons, like him not messing up game nights (any more than you already do!)

it does drive home the point that i've been actively pursuing the life of a hermit the last few years and need to surround myself with like minded (read:  as old as me) people who aren't alcoholics or people i work with.  expect me to start trying to reenter civilization over the next few months  icon_wink
8625  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Updated: Sad day for a friend on: June 04, 2008, 06:57:24 PM
So I have a friend who was a successful male nurse after college.  Male nurses are rare so they command a pretty decent price in the health care market (at least at that time they did).  He was making almost 6 figures a year working for a private home care company.  Unfortunately, he's always been prone to anxiety attacks and had issues with drinking.  Putting him into a job with access to pharmaceuticals was, in hindsight, a really bad idea.

He got in a car accident and started taking pain killers.  After he recovered, he kept on taking the pain killers.  Eventually, his wife left him, he lost his job, and the police arrested him for forging scripts.  He was sent to rehab and then to jail for a year.  When he got out he moved to Columbus, Ohio and got a job with a home security company.   Unfortunately, he kept on drinking like an Irishman on St. Paddy's day.  He then added Klonopin to the mix.  He got a prescription from a doctor for his anxiety attacks (he says).  It was soon after that that I told him that every time I talked to him, he sounded high as a kite.  He laughed it off and said that the drinking wasn't an issue since he could quit any time and that the Klonopin was prescribed by a doctor so it was alright.  I pointed out that his doctor most likely gave him a doseage limit that was a bit more specific than "a handful when you feel like escaping reality", but he kept telling me, "I'm a nurse, I know what I'm doing."

Fast foward a few years to this week.  He takes two Klonopin AT WORK and then falls asleep at his monitoring station.  His boss walks in to find him asleep with alarms going off around him and can't wake him.  He eventually has to punch him in the arm to rouse him.  He then sends him home.  Today his boss drops by his apartment and tells him that he has to let him go. 

My friend calls me, upset.  He relates his tale and then tells me he has three options:

1) He can look for another job in Columbus.
2) He can move back with his family in Cleveland as they've been suggesting he do for a while.
3) He could move to Chicago and live with me!

I told him, in no uncertain terms, there's NO WAY IN HELL you're moving in with me.  Dropping you into my neighborhood in Chicago would be like putting a kid in a candy shop.  He asked, "So you honestly think I'd be out buying drugs if I lived with you?".  I told him I had no doubt in my mind whatsoever that he would.  He then pointed out that he had no money to buy drugs and I told him point blank that I truly believed that he would sell everything I own and steal the rest to get drugs.  I told him I (and many others) had been trying to get him to seek help for the last few years but that he never listened.  I told him I felt bad for him but that he'd brought this on himself.  I then told him that he needed to move back in with his family so he had people around him 24x7.  I then told him to quit the damn drinking and toss the Klonopin. 

I don't think he wanted to hear that.  I think he wanted me to welcome him into my life here in Chicago.  But that's not going to happen.  I hope that doesn't sound selfish, but I can't take care of an addict.  I fear that he would eventually destroy me as well as himself.  I told him I'd talk to him anytime he needed someone to listen to him, but that I was done being anything but frank with him from now on. 

Now I feel kind of bad, but I honestly think I did the right thing.  Going back on that now would only end up hurting him in the long run, IMHO.

 icon_frown
8626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/2) on: June 04, 2008, 06:03:51 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 04, 2008, 02:02:13 PM

I found out yesterday that the EB's in my area are offering Lego Indy for 3 game trade ins. I'll definitely be taking them up on the offer.

oooh, is this official? 
8627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 04, 2008, 05:53:06 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 04, 2008, 05:21:23 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 04, 2008, 04:26:29 PM

Is that the whole datacentre? I should upload some pics of ours sometime. Tongue

Ditto

two amigas, an old apple IIe and a powerstrip with the words "Hasbro Edutainment!" written on the side do not a datacenter make...


 Tongue
8628  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Developers update on: June 04, 2008, 04:32:34 PM

Quote from: Cota on June 04, 2008, 04:20:03 PM

I don't think the "visible prison" is a good idea at all. Griefers grief for attention. Putting them on display in a glass box is like giving them a stage. It's exactly what they want. Attention. It's more like a reward than a punishment. I bet you people would end up going to prison on purpose. It's a 'look at me' crowd and what could be better for them. Remove the visible part of the punishment, and you might have something. No chat either, not public or private.

-Cota

other players would have to make the effort to actually visit the jail, however.  it's not like the griefers are being placed on a stage where everyone has to see them.  personally, i would probably stop by the jail every now and then to taunt those folks, but i would probably be able to count the number of times i did so on one hand after a year.
8629  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Developers update on: June 04, 2008, 03:43:15 PM
Personally i think it's a fantastic idea.  I really applaud them for taking a bold approach!
8630  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
8631  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
8632  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.

8633  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
8634  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.

8635  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.
8636  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.
8637  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
8638  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!
8639  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. 
8640  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
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