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5161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN NHL2K5 Playoffs - (FINAL UPDATE: 5/2) on: November 02, 2004, 10:09:28 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
I'm playing in "pro" - Everything else and you're drifting from reality.


Ha.  Like anytime you play against me?   :twisted:

Mike
5162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I Popped the Question on: November 02, 2004, 08:36:08 PM
That picture is perfect, Ron.  Now all we need is a whip!

Mike
5163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I Popped the Question on: November 02, 2004, 08:07:37 PM
Congrats!

Oh yeah.  This thread is worthless without pics!  biggrin

Mike
5164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wow. This forum is DEAD. on: November 01, 2004, 09:40:54 PM
I don't own FIFA, but I can go rent it if you want to get some games in.

What console?  And we still haven't given ESPN NHL a run this year, either, Devil.  For shame.   :twisted:

Mike
5165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN CG Football League. Week 5 Has Begun !!! on: November 01, 2004, 09:40:02 PM
Actually, I did have my mic on.  I never heard anything while I had it on, so I thought you weren't there and unplugged it.  I quit throwing because I was afraid I might piss you off if I threw it more.  Tongue

Mike
5166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a doctor's note on: November 01, 2004, 02:23:21 AM
Quote from: "\/\/olverine"
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Fucking hell, dude...haven't you ever heard of stuff like a book or a GBA to pass your time?


If I cant use the internet what the fuck makes you think I can use a GBA? They just want me to sit there as a statue. And its not dumb, I don't see how my decision to fake an illness to get a few days off equates with unintelligence.


Man, quit being a tool.  You deserve to be fired.  Especially if it's found out that you're faking a doctor's note.  Your boss, knowing your past history of disobeying orders, will probably check up on your note to see if its legit.  Once she finds out it's not, you're toast, all for being a dishonest fool.

Mike
5167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Godzilla all over AMC on: October 29, 2004, 05:25:12 PM
I'm not bashing what AMC is showing.  I'm bashing the channel as a whole for their mindless editing/commercial showing/time compression they do on a lot of their films.  When AMC didn't show commercials, they were a fine channel.  But, once they bit into that pie, things went downhill in a hurry.  

For example, when AMC was showing the original cast Star Trek films, the sound was awful, since they relied on "time compression" to fit the movie in the time frame allotted for it.  The music was out of key, the dialogue didn't sound right.

If I want my classic movie fix, I'll go to TCM.  Or rent.  smile

Mike
5168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Godzilla all over AMC on: October 29, 2004, 05:19:03 PM
Ugh, who actually wants to watch the crap that is AMC?
5169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 28, 2004, 07:37:44 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
I took a beating from LE for suggesting that it had flaws.


Haha.  Yes, I remember.  And he only rated it a 9.0   :idea:

Mike
5170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 28, 2004, 07:04:13 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
What the hell's going on in here?

This isn't the greatest game ever?  :wink:


I never once said that!

Mike
5171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best Cast Ever in a Movie on: October 28, 2004, 06:40:52 PM
Part of the problem of The Thin Red Line is that Malick's original cut of the film came in at just under 6 hours  Some of the "cameo" roles turned out to be cameos because of the editing; some people, like Bill Pullman, Mickey Rourke, and Viggo Mortensen had their roles entirely cut from the final picture.  All of the narration, at one point, was done by Billy Bob Thornton before Malick scrapped the idea and went with character narration.  Adrien Brody's character was supposed to be one of the central characters according to the script; this obviously was changed to Caviezel's character.  Therefore, some of the actors you see pop up in cameos probably had much larger roles in the original cut, and Malick chose to eliminate them from the final picture.  This is one movie where a director's cut would probably make certain things make a lot more sense, but the chance of that happening is probably none.

And of course Caviezel was sleepwalking.  His character was sleepwalking through the whole film.  How else would you portray that?

Mike
5172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN CG Football League. Week 5 Has Begun !!! on: October 28, 2004, 06:31:48 PM
Hey Devil!

Check the message board on the league page.  smile

Mike
5173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best Cast Ever in a Movie on: October 28, 2004, 05:38:22 PM
By the way, one of my choices, in addition to the already mentioned The Thin Red Line, is Heat.

Al Pacino
Robert De Niro
Val Kilmer
Jon Voight
Tom Sizemore
Diane Venora
Amy Brenneman
Ashley Judd
Mykelti Williamson
Wes Studi
Dennis Haysbert
William Fichtner
Natalie Portman

Hell, even Danny Trejo, Hank Azaria, and Jeremy Piven are in it.

Mike
5174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best Cast Ever in a Movie on: October 28, 2004, 05:35:11 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Quote from: "whispa"
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Gah! You henceforth lose any respect from me in regards to taste in movies.


Heh, so you are saying you didn't like it? smile The first time I watched it, which was in the movie theatre, I didn't care for it much. Especially it coming out right after Saving Private Ryan. I rented it and enjoyed it the second time around.


There are few movies I have genuinely wanted to walk out of, and this one is among them. I actually stood up to leave about 3/4 of the way through because I couldn't take it anymore, and Fireball pulled me back down saying, "If there's something cool at the end, then we'll miss it and have to watch it again!" Even though he was of the same opinion as me. Awful movie, and my review in the TCU newspaper that week ripped it asunder. What was even funnier was getting hate mail from some professors who felt it was a work of art and I just didn't appreciate all the subtlety and subtext.

I understood it just fine: War is bad, we should never go to war, nature is pretty, we should never destroy nature. Hell, I get as much from watching PBS and their documentaries are infinitely more interesting. smile


So you're telling me the part of the movie from the time they first stepped foot on the island until the massacre at the Japanese camp did NOTHING for you?  I can understand the opening and closing being a bit off.  But that part of the movie was absolutely astonishing.  John Toll's cinematography was vastly superior to Janusz Kaminski's in SPR, making it a much better movie to look at and watch.  Plus, how could you not be captivated by, for example, John Cusak's attack on the bunker at the top of the hill?  Hell, the music's better, too, and that's saying something, considering John Williams wrote SPR.

Methinks you need to watch it again.

Mike
5175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 28, 2004, 05:29:16 PM
The only thing that annoys me so far is the driving mechanics.  I guess I got used to being able to just plow through things in Vice City that all the spinning out and whatnot that happens when I hit a car or hit a light pole really throws me off.  Hopefully the more I increase my driving skill the less that'll happen, but as of right now, it's a little irritating.

Mike
5176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sox v. Cards on: October 27, 2004, 06:03:07 AM
GO SOX!

Hehe, there, I said it for you.

Mike
5177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Tupac Album This Year, Petition For Original Recordi on: October 27, 2004, 06:01:42 AM
Quote from: "\/\/olverine"

The Petition: Even if you are not a fan of Tupac's music, as a fan of art and music in general I stress the importance of becoming aware of this issue and signing the petition. This petition is against reworkings and additions to the artist's original vision of his work, the fact that people who did not even know the artist are altering his work is blasphemous and disprespectful to any artist who has ever had pride in his or her work. Can you imagine changing historical works from Leonardo Da Vinci in order to create a more "modernly appealing" version? Unacceptable.

Again, please sign the petition and make your voice known.


WHOA now.  This petition is a farce.  Music (well, if you can even call what Tupac did music) is reimagined all the time.  For example, every time a new classical CD comes out by a different orchestra under the baton of a different conductor, the music is different from its original presentation.  Does this make the album bad?  NO.  The music is re-recorded because it is respected.  The individuals re-recording Tupac's whatever probably respect what he's done, which is WHY THEY ARE DOING IT.  That Da Vinci analogy is wholly inaccurate in this case.

You really need to chill out if this sort of thing bothers you.

Mike
5178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 26, 2004, 11:00:51 PM
Be sure to clean up your mess after spending the night with the game, LE.

 :twisted:
5179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gaming News: New In-Game Features for College BB 2K5 on: October 26, 2004, 02:10:42 AM
The free throw change made this game an automatic IN for me.

Anyone up for online play/possible league or tourney?

I claim UNC.

Mike
5180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My big score at Tower Records today on: October 26, 2004, 02:09:49 AM
Quote from: "Freezer-TPF-"
Didn't get out today, but I might swing by the Tower in Alexandria (off Duke/LRT) after work tomorrow.


Any updates?

Mike
5181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Outlaw Golf 2 on: October 26, 2004, 02:06:43 AM
Hey Driver.  Don't you have an ESPN NFL 2K5 league game to worry about before you get too far into golf?  We're waiting for you and stiffler to play so we can advance to week 5.

Mike
5182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA Impressions on: October 25, 2004, 07:21:10 PM
W00t!  An impressions thread with no impressions until page 2!!
5183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Inverted Scalpers on: October 25, 2004, 07:20:25 PM
Quote from: "jztemple"


Or, even better, how much dough would it take for you to part with your eagerly anticipated San Andreas?


If someone walked up to me, after I left the store with the game today, and offered me anything more than what I paid for it, I'd strongly consider taking it.

Mike
5184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My big score at Tower Records today on: October 24, 2004, 07:02:59 PM
Nope.  It was the Tower on West Ox Road out in the Fair Oaks/Fair Lakes area of Fairfax County.

Mike
5185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My big score at Tower Records today on: October 24, 2004, 05:06:46 PM
To answer the last two questions:

No more Ninja Gaiden.  I got the last copy.

Yes, they were on clearance.  I think they're killing the video game selection at the Fairfax store.  I don't know if it's the same way anywhere else.  Let me know if it is when you go check, though!

Mike
5186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FF] Normally I wouldn't ask, but HELP! on: October 24, 2004, 07:23:39 AM
I'd go with your first two choices.

Mike
5187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTASA being sold Monday (10/25) at 7pm in my local EB on: October 24, 2004, 07:21:31 AM
You know, the guys at my store told me to just call at 5, and if they have it, walk in, show my "paid in full" receipt, get handed game, walk out of store.  No word of any lines or any of that nonsense.

Then again, maybe it's just because I've paid in full.  Is everyone else just doing the bare minimum deposit, or fully paid?

Mike
5188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My big score at Tower Records today on: October 24, 2004, 05:24:06 AM
I went into Tower Records in Fairfax, VA today to do some CD browsing.  Ever since I've been going to this tower, they've had a small video game section.  Nothing major, a few of the newer titles, a lot of the older ones, almost all at $49.99.  Today I went in, and EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING, was marked at $9.99 or less.  I walked out of the store with the following titles, brand new and sealed, for $40 + tax total:

Ninja Gaiden
Splinter Cell
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
LOTR: Return of the King

W00t, I say, w00t!  Beats the TRU buy 2 get 1 free anyday.

Mike
5189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTASA being sold Monday (10/25) at 7pm in my local EB on: October 23, 2004, 05:52:57 AM
I have you all beat!  My Gamestop told me 5 PM Monday. smile

But, they also said I should call first to make sure.  So it might wind up being later.

Mike
5190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Netflix - did they cut their price? on: October 22, 2004, 02:51:07 AM
November 1, dbt, is the date of the price change for Netflix.

Mike
5191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA - What Rockstar Doesn't Want You To Know on: October 21, 2004, 08:20:12 PM
Quote from: "Covenant"
There are no load times outside.  Only when you go into and out of a building.


Yay.  So much better than the load time whenever you crossed a bridge between the halves of Vice City.  biggrin

Mike
5192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 9.0 on the Steinbrenner Scale on: October 21, 2004, 07:35:50 PM
Quote from: "Devil"
Quote
Nomar's either going to Anaheim ...


No!! Please, God!! Don't do this to me!!  :x


Bwahahahaha!   :twisted:

Yep, current rumor has it that, with Kennedy out at least half the season, the Angels are looking to sign Nomar, have him play short, and move Eckstein to 2nd.

Mike
5193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GTA: SA - What Rockstar Doesn't Want You To Know on: October 21, 2004, 07:26:22 PM
Woo, that map is HUGE.  I just hope the load times are better than they were for Vice City when you went from one part of the map to the other.

Mike
5194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 9.0 on the Steinbrenner Scale on: October 21, 2004, 07:21:57 PM
Nomar's either going to Anaheim or back to Chicago.  Not a chance he'll be a Yankee next season.

Mike
5195  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Xbox--SW: Battlefront, Crimson Skies and Riddick FS/FT on: October 21, 2004, 05:41:56 PM
I'm confused a bit by the labeling on your post.  Does that indicate that Riddick and CS are sold, and SW is not sold yet?  Or are SW and CS sold and Riddick available?

Mike
5196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sox vs. Yankees - Game 7 on: October 21, 2004, 02:05:52 AM
Quote from: "Koz"
Why am I still scared?

If anyone could give up the lead, it's Boston in Game 7 vs. New York.


Calm down, dude.  With the pace this game has, you'll give yourself a heart attack.
5197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sox vs. Yankees - Game 7 on: October 21, 2004, 01:54:57 AM
That was a bomb.

Where's "Ihatemorrowind"?

Mike
5198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sox vs. Yankees - Game 7 on: October 21, 2004, 01:12:32 AM
WOOO!!!!  GRAND SLAM!!!

 finger to the Yanks!
5199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sox vs. Yankees - Game 7 on: October 20, 2004, 09:34:23 PM
Karma's gonna get ya!
5200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 20, 2004, 08:29:35 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
You have moulin rouge posters. Now I will have to charge you if you ever hope to have your man card back. My god.


What the hell is wrong with that?  Tongue
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