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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 20, 2012, 07:34:08 AM
I just got back from the midnight premiere. It was a great movie, but it really had no chance of being better than TDK.

Now I just have to keep myself occupied until I go to work in two hours. Yay borderline irresponsible all-nighters! I thought I left you behind with my early 20s.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2012, 01:59:15 PM
Happy Birthday!
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 11, 2012, 11:05:38 PM
Glad to hear things went about as smoothly as they could. Hopefully the pain becomes at least manageable soon.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Oatmeal gets sued - raising a $20K FU on: July 10, 2012, 11:09:13 AM
I think it would be awesome, with a dash of terrifying.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck tomorrow, Pete on: July 10, 2012, 11:08:07 AM
Good luck Pete.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: July 09, 2012, 06:48:11 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 09, 2012, 05:19:13 PM

I did take July 19-20 off. I'm not sure if I can still get a ticket to the trilogy showings that Thursday (and given that I've seen BB and TDK a hundred times on TV and DVD, maybe I don't even want to), but I do hope to see a midnight show as I did for the previous two films.  icon_cool

I already have plans to go see the midnight premiere, but I found out a few days ago that I'm going to be getting up at 4:30AM that week for work. So... do I stay up after the midnight premiere and pull an all-nighter, or do I get an hour of sleep?
127  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: West: President Obama Wants Americans To 'Be His Slave'; so does Social Security on: July 09, 2012, 06:44:24 PM
I work in Martin County, where West's new district is. The county is heavily Republican, and will eat up everything he has to say. Actually, his comments aren't surprising to me because I hear versions of this stuff every week.
128  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Forum Consolidation? on: July 08, 2012, 11:42:15 AM
I like the consolidation. I never went into the PC forum even though I know there were threads in there I was interested in. Having everything in once place is going to make it a better experience.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock on: June 29, 2012, 06:49:26 PM
I've been listening to the Giant Bomb podcasts from E3 during work, and there was a hilarious story told about the presentation for this game. The big hook at the end of the presentation was:

Spoiler for Hiden:
You can play as Sherlock's dog!

Not that I would have gotten this anyway, but from what I heard during the podcast I wont be playing this.  icon_lol
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: June 27, 2012, 12:52:09 PM
Nice! I enjoyed the first episode. I'll be downloading this as soon as I can break away from Civ V.
131  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: This forum no longer works with Tapatalk. - FIXED! on: June 26, 2012, 02:25:23 PM
132  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: This forum no longer works with Tapatalk. on: June 24, 2012, 12:54:40 PM
Im also disappointed with losing the ability to use tapatalk. I don't have time to check the forums when I'm on the pc, and tapatalk was how I did all my lurking.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Article]Sony patents method to interrupt your gaming with an ad on: May 25, 2012, 01:54:54 PM
Ads don't normally bother me, but this sounds awful.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I ended up in the hospital yesterday on: May 24, 2012, 07:26:29 PM
I hope you get better soon KD.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So do people do stuff other than games, movies or TV? on: May 16, 2012, 04:24:32 PM
Let's see. I work two jobs 6 days a week. I usually work from 8:30 to 1:30, then I rush home and workout for an hour (entering 2nd month of P90X), then go to my 2nd job until 7:00 at night. By the time I come home and eat, I'm usually exhausted and I spend the last couple of hours before I go to sleep playing games, watching TV and movies, and/or reading. So... I guess the answer is "no".

Now I'm sad.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Assassin's Creed 3 on: May 13, 2012, 01:52:22 PM
I haven't been following this too closely, but after reading through the thread and watching the trailers I'm now very excited for this. My biggest problem with the last few games has been the developers cramming in unnecessary "improvements". With the change of setting, the changes will make sense. If they can pull it off, this should be a lot of fun.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 04, 2012, 08:16:58 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 04, 2012, 05:59:07 PM

It's an awesome movie, but it's not the best superhero movie ever.

It's on my personal short list. I loved the iron man, Thor, and captain America movies, and this one is better than all of them.

I would put it top 3 with the dark knight and the watchmen. The Dark Knight gets the top nod, because it's a great movie that just happens to have a super hero in it. The Avengers wisely doesn't try to do that. Its just two hours of raw super hero action. I can't think of any other movie that matches it.

Maybe I'll adjust my rankings as time goes on. The last time I enjoyed a super hero movie this much was spider-man, and I can barely watch that now.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 04, 2012, 08:01:42 PM
I've always somewhat disliked the hulk. The movies were ok at best, and considering I don't remember anything from them they were probably pretty bad. And I could never get into the comics. So I didn't have high hopes for the hulk going into the film.

Having said that, I think he was my favorite part of the movie. They managed to put a lot of character into a giant green monster. I still don't think I would want to see a solo movie with him though.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Amazing Spider-Man on: May 04, 2012, 05:06:03 PM
Wasn't there a trailer that showed him getting bitten by a spider? I admit I haven't been following the film all that closely, but I swear I have seen a shot in one of the trailers with Peter in the lab with a spider coming down and biting him.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Amazing Spider-Man on: May 04, 2012, 04:24:47 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 03, 2012, 11:53:14 PM

Given the differing origin stories, and that I haven't read the comics, what is Spiderman's origin?  Is this film making it up completely, using canon from the comics, or something else entirely?  I recall watching Spiderman cartoons as a kid and recall his webslingers being engineered, not biological, but I have no recollection of secret agent parents or a manipulated conspiracy.   icon_confused

In the comics, he was bitten by a radioactive spider and gained the super strength, ability to climb walls, and spider sense. He then built his own web slingers. Running out of fluid at the worst moment was a staple in most of his stories.

From what I've seen of the trailers, this new movie will follow the original comics storyline much more closely than the first trilogy did. I'm not sure if that will be enough to save the film though.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 04, 2012, 02:30:40 PM
I went to the midnight show last night, and it was incredible. The movie was amazing, and it was a great crowd that cheered at all the right times and stayed quiet during the rest of the film. Lots of comedy, and packed with action. The movie was so good that even waking up to a flat tire on just 2.5 hours of sleep couldn't ruin my good mood.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Amazing Spider-Man on: January 27, 2012, 01:45:32 AM
The last movies had spidey sticking to walls because he had shit growing out of his skin, and yet his rubbery suit didn't prevent him from clinging to the side of buildings. And in the comics, there's never been anything (that I can remember) preventing him from sticking to stuff. I even remember a panel where he was sticking to the ceiling from his head!

I have low expectations for this movie, but not because of this.
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spartacus: Vengeance (TV Series) on: January 26, 2012, 12:45:11 PM
It's on already? Nice.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: January 24, 2012, 07:20:09 PM
I will be downloading these this afternoon, but I probably wont get a chance to play them until later tonight.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [iOS] Hero Academy Review and Discussion on: January 22, 2012, 03:22:17 PM
You can't be as bad as me. I'm 0-7.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: January 21, 2012, 12:19:40 PM
New maps on Tuesday? Looks like I have until then to finish up Uncharted 2 before I get pulled back in to MW3.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [iOS] Hero Academy Review and Discussion on: January 20, 2012, 01:14:12 PM
If you want a game against someone who doesn't appear to be that good at this thing, my username is msteelers.

Be warned, I might take hours and hours between turns, even if I'm not sinking into a frozen lake.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/6/12 on: January 06, 2012, 11:30:08 PM
I've got a busy weekend, but will be able to sneak in an hour or two of gaming early Saturday. I've been playing the first Uncharted. I'm not as hooked as I thought I was going to be, but I'm still enjoying it.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I got a PS3 for Christmas... now what? on: January 04, 2012, 12:24:20 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. I assumed the God of War Origins stuff was the first two games from the PS2, but if they are the portable games I'll probably rent them. And I completely forgot about MLB: The Show. I loved this game when I played it on the PS2, and every summer I regret not being able to play it. Now that can change.  icon_biggrin
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So I got a PS3 for Christmas... now what? on: January 03, 2012, 01:32:13 PM
I'm exchanging gifts with the family on Christmas, and notice that my pile is significantly smaller than the rest. This didn't bother me, as I'm a highly evolved American Adult Male who doesn't need a lot of christmas gifts, but dammit I've been good all year! Clearly the only logical conclusion was that I was going to receive one really good gift, that would put all other gifts to shame. I might have taken a quick peak outside to see if there was a Lexus with a bow on it, but sadly there were too many cars in our driveway to be sure. Finally as the pile of presents were winding down, one was shoved my way. And lo and behold, it was a PS3!

A PS3 bundle to be more precise, with Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One and Little Big Planet 2. What are the big PS3 exclusive games I should play? I know the Uncharted series is popular, and picked up 1 and 2 already. Heavy Rain is another game I've been wanting to play. And I played the first few God of Wars, so I'll probably play God of War 3 at some point as well. What else is out there?
151  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: December 22, 2011, 10:15:38 PM
I spent a few hours with a trooper, but didn't particularly care for it, so I started a Jedi consular. I got him up to level 10 today, but I won't be able to play again until middle of next week after the holiday.
152  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: December 20, 2011, 03:22:56 PM
I ordered the game, but haven't had a chance to play it yet. I might get an hour or so this afternoon, but that will be it until tomorrow at the earliest.

Stupid question, but what server is the gt guild on? I fell behind in the thread, and came back to a ton of unread pages.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Assassin's Creed Revelations on: December 14, 2011, 01:37:25 PM
I finally finished this yesterday, and I'll give it a resounding "meh". AC1 was boring, AC2 was great, and Brotherhood was fun and moved the story forward a lot at the end. Revelations falls somewhere between AC1 and Brotherhood.

The new gameplay mechanics were largely useless and not fun. I really didn't like the tower defense game, and while I enjoyed sending assassin's on missions in brotherhood, I just didn't care for it here. I think taking over cities and having to micro-manage them wasn't intuitive and largely unneeded. The game became much more enjoyable once I had finished up most of the random side stuff and focused on the final couple of sequences. Of course I also blasted through those last sequences in a few short hours.

The game also does little to advance the main story. It's nice to see Ezio chasing the clues that Altair left behind, but the payoff left me confused.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Is there more than 1 apple? I thought Ezio had the apple from one of the earlier games, and don't the assassin's have that apple in the present? I got the impression that Desmond was going to bring them to Masyaf to get the apple that Altair hid and Ezio left behind.

The biggest knock against Revelations is that I know I could go online and find out the answers to my questions, but I don't really have the drive to do that yet. The first thought that went through my head when I finished was "Bring on Skyrim!!"
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Muppets on: December 04, 2011, 04:38:44 PM
I saw the muppets last night. I was afraid after the first half of the movie that I had made a horrible mistake. The music numbers were overly cheesy and the story was dragging. But it improved immensely in the 2nd half, and I was in pain from laughing so hard at certain points.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Want to share cool stuff about my dad (military stuff) on: December 04, 2011, 04:06:32 PM
My grandfather was in the marines at the end of ww2 and the Korean war. He earned the silver star when his group was ambushed. He was "severely wounded" but organized his men, held off the ambush, and finished the mission. He was shot again, but refused to be evacuated until the rest of his men were gone. He also won the bronze star on a separate occasion, but I'm not sure how he earned it.

I told him yesterday that he set the bar high, but I would do my best to make him proud.

He passed away this morning surrounded by his wife and six children.
156  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: December 02, 2011, 01:29:38 PM

Quote from: Arclight on December 02, 2011, 09:09:10 AM

See, for me I saw enough in the "test" to know that Swtor is nothing special in the Whacky World of gaming. The things that will, or will not get changed by release time, wont be the things that make Swtor another yawn fest after 3 or 4 weeks. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but I've got an opinion like everyone else.

I'm usually pretty happy with a game purchase that will get me 3-4 weeks of enjoyment. Outside of COD there are very few games I continue to play once I finish the story missions. So I already know going in that my enjoyment of TOR will be directly tied to how much I like the story. From my short time in the beta it looks like the story is pretty good. I'll keep playing as long as the story keeps me interested.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: December 01, 2011, 10:27:15 PM
Gamefly just shipped me my copy, so it looks like I have the weekend to finish assassins creed before this pulls me in.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Assassin's Creed Revelations on: December 01, 2011, 12:49:20 PM
Is there a benefit to assigning assassin's to the cities you take over? Is it better to assign them to a city, or keep them out on missions?

Oh, and f*** the tower defense mini-game. I hate it. I can't think of a single redeeming quality.
159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: December 01, 2011, 12:46:18 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 01, 2011, 05:34:45 AM

Launch build is going live at noon CST on Thursday.

Interesting poll on the Game Tester forum:
Question: Would you play based purely on game mechanics, not Star Wars Lore?
Yes: 926    51.25%
No: 881    48.75%

In truth I don't think I would.

Interesting poll, but I'm not sure what there is to learn about it. My answer to it is no, but I enjoyed the game mechanics. A familiar lore/setting is important. Just look at football games. Madden isn't very good, but it has a huge fan base largely because of the NFL licenses. Better football games have come out without that license, and barely are a blip on the radar.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Assassin's Creed Revelations on: November 30, 2011, 01:10:32 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 30, 2011, 01:17:57 AM

Gamefly is offering to let me keep this for only $35.99 already...I wonder if it's not doing so well?

I got the same email from them. I didn't have to game the system in order to get revelations, which is odd for a new game. I returned both BF3 and COD back to gamefly the Friday after revelations came out, and it was sent to me almost immediately. So either Gamefly overestimated the demand for this title and ordered way too many copies, or the overall demand is really low.

I really like this series, but this is easily the weakest since the original. Hopefully it's because we've already spent two full games on Ezio and that timeline, and not because of the yearly release cycle of death.
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