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4161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars - Episode III Impressions (OMG SPOILERS) on: May 21, 2005, 12:18:08 AM
Quote from: "Rage"
Hey Mitch or someone else, can you please, for the love of god change the thread title to Spoilers or "includes spoilers" I wanted some good spoiler free commentary and ended up getting at least one part of the movie spoiled because there was no warning. Extraordinarily frustrating and annoying.


Will Do
4162  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Any mmorpg news? on: May 20, 2005, 11:56:18 PM
Mythic acquired the Warhammer license.  They are releasing a MMO in 2007
4163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Why do they hate America? on: May 20, 2005, 05:17:17 AM
Quote from: "Fireball1244"
Quote from: "Daehawk"
LOL..Id love it if bosses caught all the slackers at that crap and fired them on the spot. I saw a big line of them on the news tonight and the wife and I had a good laugh poking fun at the dorks. Teenagers and under I might understand but I saw people my age in that line in dressup. Embarassing.


I hope you feel the same way about the losers who walk around in sporting team jerseys.


what the hell does that mean?
4164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars - Episode III Impressions (OMG SPOILERS) on: May 20, 2005, 12:15:11 AM
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gameoverman wrote:
Certain scenes were either baffling or ran too long. Baffling example- that scene with Anakin and Padme on some sort of balcony thingy. Uh, where they in the same building? Different buildings but in a psychic connection? Just thinking about each other? Angry/sad/worried about each other? Thinking about their lives? I don't understand what the heck I was supposed to get out of that scene.


Padme was in her apartment thinking of Anakin, and Anakin was  at the jedi Council (Conference room:P) thinking of padme.  Both were staring at the direction of where they were at.  Thought it was pretty clear.  

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A couple of disappointments were the lack of explanation of why R2 doesn't fly in the OT, when we clearly see him flying in the PT. I thought Bail Organa said to wipe both their memories but someone I was with said he only mentioned the protocol droid.


I believe he said to wipe out both their memories.  I could be wrong.


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gameoverman wrote:
Yoda and Obi-wan can come back in spirit form because Yoda found out the secret(from Qui-gon) and told Obi-wan- okay that's good. But why can Anakin come back? He wasn't told the secret. If he was taught it AFTER death, why weren't the other Jedi, who were honorable their WHOLE lives, and why didn't they come back? Jedi like Mace.


Maybe the councellor knew that power as well.


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gameoverman wrote:
Too long example- Obi-wan chasing the General on that wheel thing. That whole sequence should have been short and sweet, a brief chase followed by that fight.


It didn't feel to long for me, maybe because they switched back and forth to different scenes during that sequence

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gameoverman wrote:
The biggest problem for me- the part where Darth Vader steps away from the table. First, he stumbles and I, and apparently half the theater I was in, say "Frankenstein!". C'mon, he looked like Herman Munster for a second there, admit it. Second, when he yells out "NO!!!" . C'mon, the Simpsons even parodied that ultimate movie cliche scene of a character yelling out "NO!" in frustration. Not to mention that it made him sound like a wuss. Those two moments almost spoiled the scene I have imagined in my dreams these many years. I say 'almost' because the previous shot of the mask and helmet being placed on him is one of those classic "I'll always remember this" moments I mentioned before.


I thought this scene was a little hokey myself.  But Anakin has always whined in the prequels  (You don't see him doing that in ep 4,5 and 6) so it kinda fits the character as far as the prequels go.


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Quoted by Autistic Angel
It seems to me that in the years between Episode II and III, Hayden Christensen successfully evolved from the worst actor on the set to being one of the best. Even Ewan McGregor sounded pretty flat much of the time, and although I think Obi Wan was supposed to be struggling to maintain his Jedi training and control his emotions, McGregor didn't pull this off nearly as well as Christensen.


I don't know, Hayden Christensen is actually a pretty good actor.  You should really check out Shattered Glass.  He totally carries that movie.  I think why he seems so bad in the star wars movies (mainly ep 2) is because of Lucas more than anything.  He was much better in Ep 3.

I really hated the interactions between obi-wan and anakin during the beginning of EP 3


With all that said, 4 out of 6 isn't bad Tongue
4165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Monday Night Live!!! on: May 19, 2005, 11:46:05 PM
you do know 24 is on that night.  Well only for 1 more week.  I'll be up for some forza once 24 is done
4166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 Backwards compatible (NOT) on: May 19, 2005, 11:44:08 PM
I think it's mainly because the xbox 360 is using a different video card than the xbox itself.  I could care less about backwards compatability.  I  never replay old games, and why would I want to when there's better looking games to be played..

I think it was obvious that it wasn't going to be backwards compatable, since they would never comment on it.
4167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars - Episode III Impressions (OMG SPOILERS) on: May 19, 2005, 09:49:42 AM
Awesome movie.  Still bad dialogue, but awesome.  It's the missing piece of the puzzle.  Fits perfectly
4168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xbox 360] Project Gotham Racing 3 on: May 18, 2005, 02:02:25 AM
Quote from: "Driver"
I play Forza online quite a bit, but you ignore my invites, matey. smile


I never see them.  I have invited you many times as well
4169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A watershed moment for PC Gamers on: May 18, 2005, 12:28:53 AM
For me, consoles and the PC coexist.  I like both.
4170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which system(s) will you buy? on: May 18, 2005, 12:27:32 AM
I would consider getting the PS3 over the xbox 360 but the controller shuts that door.  

Besides, I have always liked the xbox over the ps2.
4171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xbox 360] Project Gotham Racing 3 on: May 18, 2005, 12:25:08 AM
where's the excitement for FORZA?

I mean, hardly anyone plays online compared to the PGR days.
4172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 Games to be $59.99 each... on: May 18, 2005, 12:23:50 AM
what sucks, if people start preordering now for that price, it will give MS all the proof they need.  Gamers will pay that much.  

so, THANK YOU EBGAMES
4173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA unveils a bit of Madden 2006/NCAA 2006 on: May 17, 2005, 03:32:28 AM
running game worked for me.  It's all about patience and timing.  It actually plays a real game of football, like using the passing game to open up the running game.

Look we can argue all day long.  You think ESPN is better than Madden, and I think vice versa.  There somethings about ESPN i think are better (Graphics, commentary) where as Madden does other things better (Gameplay franchise)
4174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / One of the best Comedy TV Shows is coming out on DVD May 24 on: May 17, 2005, 03:27:50 AM
This deserves a week in advance thread.....



After delay after delay, it's finally coming out.  Seasons 1 and 2.  Season 1 has only 7 episodes (I believe that show came in halfway into the NBC season replacing another show) and Season 2 will have 22 episodes.

In case you don't recognize the picture, it's Newsradio
4175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA unveils a bit of Madden 2006/NCAA 2006 on: May 17, 2005, 03:04:47 AM
Quote from: "Devil"
Ken still pimping Madden as the better football game....This year you might be right...


2005 Madden was better than ESPN NFL 2k5, but ESPN NFL 2k4 was better than Madden 2004.  

So, please don't think i'm a fan boy of any game.  I just want a good football game.  This year it happened to be Madden.
4176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA unveils a bit of Madden 2006/NCAA 2006 on: May 16, 2005, 11:52:38 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Just back to report that I am still sick to my stomach over this whole thing.

Football to EA   and   Baseball to 2kgames.   Positively moronic.

 puke


LD


Ya I know, EA should have grabbed the MLB too since MVP was the better game this year.  Everything else is perfect.
4177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA unveils a bit of Madden 2006/NCAA 2006 on: May 16, 2005, 03:07:50 AM
ya i don't know what he's talking about.  Madden is introducing some very promising features this year.
4178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 15, 2005, 10:35:57 PM
I've only seen Gran Turismo 4 at BB and played it for 5 mins or so, but from what I saw both games are comparable as far as car graphics goes
4179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Box Art and Feature List for Oblivion on: May 15, 2005, 04:58:30 PM
I got mine preordered...
4180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wendy's finger identified...free frosty weekend!! on: May 14, 2005, 05:14:41 AM
Quote from: "Raven"
So what should her punishment be?

chop her finger off
4181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who all is excited about the big PS3 unveiling?! on: May 13, 2005, 11:43:45 PM
Quote from: "Dafones"
But with this gen, Sony had the less powerful system, and has pushed something like four times as many units as the Xbox. (Is that right?) I get the feeling that simple power is not going to define the upcoming generation - it's going to really be about the games and any unique features that any given system has.


Isnt' that a bit unfair.  I mean PS2 was out what, 2 years before xbox came out?   PS2 probably had a better launch since it already had a user base with the PS1 so it was easy for sony to rake in the money.  Xbox has done a great job on building up their console, and lately they actually started to make a profit off it.
4182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 05/11/05 on: May 12, 2005, 11:46:09 PM
Did anyone TIVO this?  Someone on  local radio station called in and said at 1:52 there was a subliminal message.  The message was a picture of Uncle Sam.  He said it lasted only a split second.  Unfortunately I couldn't listen after that to see if others called in about it.  I don't really believe him, but who knows.
4183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 10, 2005, 11:55:51 PM
well, like gellar, i lack the patience.  I'll just race with the stock designs smile
4184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Advent Rising Trailer on: May 10, 2005, 11:55:03 PM
while it's on the PC and cheaper, i'm sure it's going to play a lot better on the xbox, control wise.
4185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 10, 2005, 04:48:44 AM
so can someone explain to me how people are making those designs?  I've looked in the decal section, and I'm not seeing anything remotely similar to what people are making.
4186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 08, 2005, 11:07:05 PM
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "stiffler"
Being able to see the track times of people in your friends list is a little thing that goes a long way.  Not many friends play it, but I beat a couple of Driver's times.  w00t!


Completely agree.  Right now I think all I have are driver and naednek, but it is fun to see how much I pwn naednek slywink

gellar (xbox live tag: tehgellar)

i hardly call 2 seconds pwn.  Besides, yesterday you told me you beat me, I go back and checked, and I still see I'm up by 5 seconds.  I'll have to check again since I havne't checked since late last night after you telling me you so called shattered me Tongue
4187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Can anyone recommend the Gamefly service? on: May 07, 2005, 10:24:45 PM
heh don't mean to get you all depressed.... They're not that much better.  Online renting (for games) are really slow.  Mainly because 1: it takes longer for people to return compared to dvd's, 2: Most of these companies only have 1 or 2 distrubution centers, where as Netflix or BB are all over the place.

You can easily make back $20-35 by ebaying games.  It's a lot better than trading them in at EB.
4188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Can anyone recommend the Gamefly service? on: May 07, 2005, 08:59:42 PM
I'm in california, only about 400 miles away from thier place and it was slow.
4189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Can anyone recommend the Gamefly service? on: May 07, 2005, 08:41:45 PM
slow as hell.  It's probably cheaper to buy the games and sell them on ebay after you're done.
4190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 05, 2005, 12:30:40 AM
Quote from: "tripwire"
The AI drivers will determine if it's a buy or just a rental down the road.

Maybe someone can answer if the AI drivers follow in single file down that scripted raceline, or if they drive somewhat close to TOCA's AI drivers(non-scripted and they make mistakes on entries/exits, they also don't bump you out just because you're in their line)?

Thanks.


I just finished my 2nd race and saw a few times that the AI cars would make mistakes on turns.
4191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 04, 2005, 12:41:49 PM
Yugoslavia ......  Tongue
4192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 04, 2005, 01:59:05 AM
ya we're actually doing Mom's Bday on Saturday and Mothersday on Sunday, so much for my weekend Tongue
4193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport impressions here! on: May 04, 2005, 12:20:05 AM
picking it up tomorow, had a small chance of hope that my gs store would have an early delivery, but that didn't pan out.  Hmmm Mom's B-day or Forza.???
4194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone hear from Rage lately? on: May 02, 2005, 11:37:28 PM
I'm pretty sure he moved this last week.  I remember him saying him moving in a week and that was a bout 2 weeks ago
4195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Combat in Jade Empire on: May 02, 2005, 04:58:41 AM
you should at least give spoiler warnings ceekay
4196  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Time Zone on CG not Compensating for Daylight Saving Time? on: April 28, 2005, 01:32:31 AM
this is a job for.....  FORUM FEEDBACK!!!

moving it there biggrin
4197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Freaking loving SWAT 4?! on: April 27, 2005, 12:51:12 PM
it's a fun game, but there's too much babysitting involved.  Multiplayer is where it's at
4198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP Baseball: MVP vs. MLB on: April 27, 2005, 04:07:08 AM
once again, moving to sports forum biggrin  yes we have one
4199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Next generation Madden unveiling April 25th, 1st screenshot on: April 22, 2005, 11:46:03 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
Bold prediction: IGN calls it the best football game ever.  biggrin


Well, it was last year, what's going to change?  smile
4200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post your Ride! Car pics! [56k Warning] on: April 20, 2005, 02:36:57 AM
Quote from: "dbt1949"


I thought you lived in the mountains Tongue
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