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3081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends on: July 13, 2010, 10:05:11 PM
Very rarely, but Appaz will post on the Wanderers forums.
3082  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: July 13, 2010, 05:58:16 PM
OK, so just to be clear:

Spoiler for Hiden:
There are the 2 factions (at least) of Predators.  The one that was strung up was the same clan that went to Earth and fought Arnold.  The second clan is in charge of this "game preserve" where they gather groups of different species to hunt for pleasure/trophy/training.  They send in groups of 3 at a time for the hunt.

I guess that makes sense to me, I think I was just confused by certain aspects of the movie.  I like the concept that this second clan is less about honorable/challenge killings, and more like duck hunters.  I suppose at some level they picked some challenging "game" but I think I personally would have enjoyed it more if they picked a more challenging ensemble.  How about.... Arnold, Sigourney, Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovavich, The Rock, Bruce Willis and Mr. T?

3083  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Street Fighter High... the Musical on: July 13, 2010, 05:50:16 PM
Throw in the cast of Glee and I'm in!!!
3084  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: July 12, 2010, 11:30:10 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on July 12, 2010, 08:53:57 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 12, 2010, 08:35:13 PM

I enjoyed the action sequences, and just seeing predators in action in general, but as a whole I was pretty disappointed.  I couldn't help thinking how much more story depth there was in the young adults' book The Hunger Games, which kind of has a similar concept.  

Considering that you liked the awful 'Last Airbender', I don't know what credibility can be given to this particular opinion. And.. to compare a grown-up 'Predator' film to a children's book?  saywhat

That's exactly my point.  The kid's book has far more heart, more plot, more plausible action, more interesting/unique characters, more consistency, context to the setup, and all around more thought.  Yes it's a book but I think it will translate just fine to a movie.  Here's the setup in Hunger Games, which is obviously different but has a lot of the same elements, and the reasoning for the setup is very clearly explained (within the book):

"In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the ruthless and evil Capitol randomly selects one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts, who are then pitted against each other in a game of survival and forced to kill until only one remains."  

I don't think it's asking for too much for a Predator film to have some interesting story elements in it, hell I even thought AvP and AvP 2 did a better job with story.  In fact, I think even The Condemned (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443473/) set the same situation up with a more compelling plotline.  Now maybe the idea was just to set a story up for a future sequel where we discover what's really going on.  
3085  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Runes of Magic on: July 12, 2010, 11:19:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 12, 2010, 09:30:38 PM

But they still won't let you marry you horse. Fucking puritans!

Dammit, I just spent 25,000 crystals on a garter belt for my dog!   saywhat
3086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: League of Legends on: July 12, 2010, 11:17:13 PM
I don't know what this whole Season One business is, but some of us old school Wanderers have been playing sporadically on the US Servers.  Feel free to add us to your Friends lists and let's hook up some time!

Rittchard
Ayngel
Cuthroat
Falcon
Ayngel
Appaz (also 2nd account Wolfman)
BanzaiExsulum
WillTeach (aka Toxo)


P.S.  I totally suck at this game and I apologize in advance if you get stuck in a lane with me.
3087  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood Season 3 (spoilers) on: July 12, 2010, 10:43:56 PM

Quote from: Toe on July 12, 2010, 09:21:29 PM

I was a bit irritated with how the club vampires are going to attempt to pin the blood-selling on Bill. You get an anonymous tip, raid the place, find huge supply of vampire blood, start torturing someone who says "No no, its not us, its Bill!" and the ancient supra-vampire thinks it could be a valid statement?? Please.  Roll Eyes

Seriously!  And don't any of the other vampires have useful powers like telepathy?  Or is that only for Rogue?  So far we've learned Eric can fly, Bill can resist telepathy, and that's about it.  Maybe they should start stealing some more ideas from Twilight.
3088  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: M. Shamalamadingdong Night's Avatar: the Last Airbender movie on: July 12, 2010, 10:42:12 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 12, 2010, 09:48:42 PM

Quote from: Destructor on July 11, 2010, 01:29:23 PM

Out of curiosity, I've always heard that the animated show was really good. What makes it that way?

Good writing, good voice work, well done animation.  A plot that is overarching for the season/series but each episode deals with something fresh. 

Ditto to all the above.  And really the series finale was amazing in terms of plot depth, character and story progression, epic battles - definitely transcending conventional animated shows.  I just remember being riveted and by the end of it I was amazed I had been watching what was ostensibly a "kid's cartoon."
3089  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Runes of Magic on: July 12, 2010, 09:18:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 10, 2010, 12:45:49 AM


Wow, how progressive!

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A new wedding chapel will be available for "lovebirds", whether they are straight, gay or lesbian.
3090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: iPad game thread on: July 12, 2010, 09:14:36 PM
I know tower defense games are kind of getting old hat, but I've been hooked on Crystal Defenders HD on top of Modern Conflict.  It's basically a fairly simple TD game but using Final Fantasy units.  I can't quite explain why this one has nabbed me more than others, but I'm really enjoying it.  Every time I think I've nailed down a great strategy, something comes by and kicks my ass or I just don't have the firepower.  I think really it's just the overall simplicity of the maps, plus the love of the FF units and bad guys that makes it stand out for me. 
3091  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood Season 3 (spoilers) on: July 12, 2010, 08:58:49 PM

Quote from: Scraper on July 12, 2010, 08:56:45 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 12, 2010, 08:52:01 PM

Quote from: Scraper on July 12, 2010, 08:24:34 PM

I'll say it again, Anna Pacquin naked is super hot. I don't care about the gap teeth, her body is so tight it makes me teeth blind.

I take it she gets nekkid in the new episode? I was about to drop the series after the last one but I'll watch one more  icon_twisted

Not really, but enough is shown to make it worth it.

I think she's actually hotter not fully nekkid in the scene in question.
3092  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: July 12, 2010, 08:56:54 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on July 12, 2010, 08:48:47 PM

I just rewatched the original last night, and it has even less story than this one. As in the first one, the whole point is WTF?!?!?

But at least the first one makes more sense to me contextually.  You have a hunter race that lands on earth so it goes hunting for trophies.  It's on unfamiliar ground and it's alone so it's technically at a disadvantage from a numbers and home ground standpoint, but it's got superior tech and hunting experience to make up for that.  So it's able to take out a lot of people before Arnold can learn its weaknesses and finally take it out.  In this movie I felt like the context was all wrong.  To me 3 predators against a group of 9 humans (of which at least 2 are completely useless in combat) is pretty much massive overkill - unless this was some master planned group custom chosen to beat them.  
3093  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood Season 3 (spoilers) on: July 12, 2010, 08:50:23 PM

Quote from: Scraper on July 12, 2010, 08:24:34 PM

I'll say it again, Anna Pacquin naked is super hot. I don't care about the gap teeth, her body is so tight it makes me teeth blind.

I thought she looked the hottest in the Eric dream sequence, I was like DAMN!  For a microsecond I think I turned straight.  Also liked her leather skank outfit too, bam!

Thankfully I was reminded I was still gay after seeing shirtless Bill, shirtless werewolf and naked Sam's lil brother.

As for the show itself, I enjoy it but I'm getting a bit frustrated.  I don't know what to make of Bill's weird plotline (btw I thought that stripper did a great job in a small role), Sam's family drama seems completely unrelated to anything, and I was annoyed with the Twilight-esque dumping of Sookie - which she immediately buys and then goes to a warm werewolf for comfort.  Grrrrr.  The Vampire Diaries is far less derivative.  I'm also getting annoyed with Sookie's random usage of her telepathic powers.  Sometimes she seems to just forget (or the writers forget) she is a mind reader, there's so much that can be done with that but they pick and choose when to use it.  I'm tired of her being all wimpy and helpless, it's time for her to go Rogue/Phoenix and kick some ass.  Speaking of helpless, also tired of seeing Tara and her cousin (name escapes me) being wimpy as well.
3094  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: July 12, 2010, 08:35:13 PM
Interesting.  Maybe I'm getting jaded but I was really disappointed overall in the plot, or should I say lack thereof.  I thought the whole thing just lacked any context in terms of the other films, I never particularly cared about any of the characters, and there was too much that was just left unexplained or ignored.  Even if this was supposed to be a new "reboot" that ignored past movies (which clearly it wasn't since they referenced the events of the first film), there were still things that just didn't make any sense to me. 

Spoiler for Hiden:
I never got who was supposedly doing this - were the humans being imported from earth by predators, or did some bigger power set the whole thing up as a game preserve?  So they periodically kidnap different races and pit them against each other?  Regardless of whether the predators were in charge and looking for an interesting challenge or TPTB were looking for a fun show, this group they chose from earth seemed pretty lousy to me.  Aside from the main 2 and the yakuza, the others just had nothing in them that seemed like they would present any sort of threat to the predators.  I mean talk about overkill, a single predator should have been able to take these losers out.  I think I got the wrong impression from the previews as well, as I really expected more of a badass group that was chosen specifically to beat the predators.  Instead we get a hodgepodge of mostly fodder that's set up to get taken out one by one.  Poor Machete didn't even get to fight with a machete lol.  Not only are they completely out of their element on an alien planet, only a few of them were actually kickass on earth - plus they are weighed down by losers like Topher and the convict.  The whole Topher twist was pretty telegraphed, though I thought maybe he would be revealed to be part of the powers that brought them there.  At least that would have explained his presence better.  So he's a psycho killing doctor?  So what?  He's still a pussy that can't fight.  How is this going to help against or present any threat to a predator?

I enjoyed the action sequences, and just seeing predators in action in general, but as a whole I was pretty disappointed.  I couldn't help thinking how much more story depth there was in the young adults' book The Hunger Games, which kind of has a similar concept. 
3095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: iPad game thread on: July 11, 2010, 02:28:57 AM
OK I got totally addicted to Modern Conflict HD last night.

The game is basically like a real time version of Risk on the surface, but with many more subtleties attached to it and of course the real time nature of it completely changes the game from a standard Risk-like to a clever hybrid between a full-on RTS and TBS.  The interface is excellent and the tutorial has to be one of the best I've seen in a long time.  I literally forgot I was still in the middle of the tutorial until they suddenly announced that was the end of it; they explain something and just let you actually play it so it's a very nice way to go about it.

Back to the gameplay; it's 1 on 1 and like Risk you basically are vying for map spots.  Once the game proper is in motion, there are both air and land units as well as air/land bases to take over.  Air can hit anywhere on the map, land is stuck to roads.  Air units have trouble against land bases and vice versa.  In addition, some of the bases have anti-air or anti-ground artillery that helps protect it.  Bases will regen units up to a max amount by themselves, no resources needed.  However it seems you can reinforce units without any limit.  The action is fast paced and fun to manage, you have many strategic and tactical decisions to make at all times.

There are different modes of play but I don't think there's a multiplayer, which of course is a shame and would really be cool.  So far I've only tried the main campaign which has been excellent.  I'd love to see a couple more different units and possibly the addition of water based units/maps/bases, but even as is it's a great game.
3096  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 09, 2010, 11:31:59 PM
I thought this was well written and interesting to see the fan's responses as well.  This quote in particular:

Quote
It's one thing to leave. I get it. You're 25. You don't know any better. You're tired of carrying mediocre teams. You want help. You want the luxury of not having to play a remarkable game every single night for eight straight months. You want to live in South Beach. You want to play with your buddies. I get it. I get it. But turning that decision into a one-hour special, pretending that it hadn't been decided weeks ago, using a charity as your cover-up and ramming a pitchfork in Cleveland's back like you were at the end of a Friday the 13th movie and Cleveland was Jason ... there just had to be a better way.


http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100709
3097  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DSi XL Impressions on: July 09, 2010, 11:12:32 PM
I just got mine yesterday.  I really like the overall size and look/feel, and the dual cameras are an interesting touch.

Unfortunately I have become really spoiled with the iPad and iPhone 4 in particular screen quality, so the resolution on the larger screen just screams pixellated to me, and the colors feel a bit dull.  I realize this isn't a fair comparison but given that they are more or less competing for my attention in the same portable gaming "space" it's hard to ignore.  I'm hoping that the quality of the DS games will overshadow all of that.  Looking forward to DQ9 in particular.
3098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: iPad game thread on: July 09, 2010, 11:07:14 PM
Modern Conflict looks nice, on sale for $1.99 at the moment:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/modern-conflict-hd/id373323573?mt=8#

Also recommend (discussed in the Off Topic and iPhone threads):

Osmos
Small World
My Kingdom for the Princess
Crystal Defenders

3099  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: July 09, 2010, 05:58:46 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on July 09, 2010, 12:37:10 AM

Here's the review I wrote for the PC version of Osmos. I found it quite fun. Really I think it would be perfect on the iPad due to the more casual pace.

Very nice!  I really wouldn't think this was my type of game but I decided to try it anyway.  I played it a while last night on the iPad and just couldn't put it down until one level that was too tough for me hit.  I'm not sure how it plays on the PC but it really is absolutely perfect for the iPad.  Something about the perspective of the pad and the touch interface just make it a really natural fit.

Small World was a little more disappointing.  The game looks just gorgeous, but for some reason I thought there would be more to it.  Or maybe I just haven't figured it out yet.  There is a fairly weak tutorial for the 1-player version, which I just felt didn't explain enough of the nuances.  It ends up feeling like a 2-player version of Risk with fantasy units, but certain things were just kind of confusing.  Also I thought there were supposed to be all sorts of pieces and cards to the real board game, which didn't seem to be represented.  Probably need a little more time with it.
3100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: M. Shamalamadingdong Night's Avatar: the Last Airbender movie on: July 09, 2010, 05:53:30 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on July 09, 2010, 04:28:50 PM

Yeah it is.

I guess the horrible thing is that the gif is obviously sped up, so THE GODDAMN ROCK, is actually moving slower.

JUST LOOK AT THAT FUCKING ROCK.

It's so cute when your enemy stands there and watches you do a minute of Tai Chi prep before shooting water at you!  As cartoon Aang would say, "that's what makes it fun!"
3101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 09, 2010, 05:52:02 PM
This is awesome:

Quote
"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE"


I'm going to start rooting for Cleveland now, seriously!  Go go bitter owner dude!!!

The question is who could you even assemble at this point? 
3102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 09, 2010, 03:26:12 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on July 09, 2010, 02:51:05 AM

While Lebron taking this road shows he really wants a ring and morose rings, he did basically leave Cleveland holding the bag. I think they did about as much as they could to try and set up Lebron. Heck they got to the finals a few years ago so it looked right on track but they have faltered the last few seasons, and Lebrons inconsistent play is a legit factor. Sucks for Cleveland fans but thats the reality of modern sports.

I think he proved in his 7 years that no matter how good he himself was as a player, he was not going to win a championship on his own without at least one more take-over legitimate star player.  Adding Jamison sounded really good on paper, but all they added was another known post-season loser.  So from that standpoint, I have to say the desire to win a championship (and multiples) would also drive me personally to look for the best contender.  Chicago looked really solid from a full team perspective, but they would have needed a championship winning coach to make it more enticing, because afaik none of the players were champs.  Miami has Dwayne Wade and Pat Riley, and I think that was what swung it.  With this Big 3, they just need a coach and some support pieces and they are looking for a dynasty.
3103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 09, 2010, 03:20:15 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 09, 2010, 02:19:32 AM

Quote from: rittchard on July 09, 2010, 12:06:15 AM

Staying in Cleveland means essentially no major change in the status quo, and with most of the big names taken, no significant change to win a championship compared to last year.  No offense intended, but that conclusion is a borefest for the rest of the nation, and while it may show dedication to the city, it also implies he ultimately chooses money over winning - in both cases it's a negative for him.  I'm not saying I don't want him to stay in Cleveland (as a Laker fan I'm actually hoping he does), but I'm questioning the need for a showboat TV special if this is going to be the end result.  It seems like it would, to use your phrase, leave a bad taste in the rest of the nation's mouth forever. 

Rest of the nation? It probably left a bad taste in the mouths of everybody except those in Miami anyway.  No matter which city he picked 5 other cities were going to be upset.  I also don't agree that staying in Cleveland meant choosing money over winning.  In the last 4 years the Cavs had the league's best record twice and got to the finals once.  He wasn't leaving a bad team with a cheap owner like Bosh was.  The Cavs have had the third highest payroll in the league over the last 4 years.  The irony is the reason the Heat, Knicks and Nets were able to try and sign 2 max free agents was because they tanked the last few years and shed salary.  The Cavs were adding payroll and paying a luxury tax actually trying to win a title.  Cavs owner Dan Gilbert took on huge bad contracts like Shaq and Antoine Jamison in an effort to please LeBron.  In the end those contracts took away the flexibility to improve the roster now that LeBron has left.

I didn't mean to sound unsympathetic, I was only trying to figure out what the decision/announcement would be from a logical standpoint.  By virtue of the method he chose to deliver the message, it seemed inevitable to me it was going to be bad news for Cleveland.  Ultimately it looked like it was a Catch 22 situation for them (especially based on what you said above), and they were unable to make more moves because they had to earmark their money and wait for his decision on top of the other stuff.  But without adding a Bosh or Boozer or substantial piece, the championship outlook wouldn't appear any stronger this season than last.  So now it seems like Cleveland is totally screwed losing LeBron and having very little left to go after in the free agent market.  That really sucks.
3104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 09, 2010, 12:06:15 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on July 08, 2010, 11:13:07 PM

If he would have won a championship in Cleveland he would probably passed Jim Brown as the most beloved sports figure in city history.  Combining that with the Cavs being able to give him more money than anyone else makes his decision to go to Miami hard to justify in my mind.  Being from Cleveland I can't express what LeBron means to this city.  It would have been easier to take if he would have just posted that he was leaving on his web site and then answered questions when he signed the contract in Miami.  But to go on a national TV special to announce he is leaving will leave a very bad taste in this city's mouth forever.  

Very interesting to hear it from a Cleveland-native's perspective.  I was talking to a co-worker about it this morning and had neglected to consider that impact.  What I was thinking was if he intends to stay, why create even more hype, buzz and attention, instead of posting on his website or just calling a conventional press conference? 

Staying in Cleveland means essentially no major change in the status quo, and with most of the big names taken, no significant change to win a championship compared to last year.  No offense intended, but that conclusion is a borefest for the rest of the nation, and while it may show dedication to the city, it also implies he ultimately chooses money over winning - in both cases it's a negative for him.  I'm not saying I don't want him to stay in Cleveland (as a Laker fan I'm actually hoping he does), but I'm questioning the need for a showboat TV special if this is going to be the end result.  It seems like it would, to use your phrase, leave a bad taste in the rest of the nation's mouth forever. 
3105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: July 08, 2010, 10:53:29 PM
Has anyone tried Osmos?

http://gizmodo.com/5582559/osmos-for-ipad-ambient-gaming-tailor+made-for-the-tablet

Edit: also looks like Small World has been updated with a Solo mode for those of us sad folk with no one to play with:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/small-world-for-ipad/id364165557?mt=8
3106  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: July 08, 2010, 10:35:44 PM

Quote from: skystride on July 08, 2010, 09:30:15 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 08, 2010, 06:55:51 PM

I liked the idea of "skills freedom" but rolling broken character after broken character was a big reason I lost interest in that.

I think such a "hybrid" system can work if you give players enough guidance. I'm not real clear on if GW2's system is "every character is exactly the same and is equally good at everything and can use all the weapons in the game" (to me that sounds boring) or it's more "you can mix the skills to be just a little strong in certain areas."

Since you don't have to reroll in GW every time you make a mistake, I don't really see that problem happening.  Also just because they said there won't be any archetype class doesn't mean there won't be character builds who are specialized at doing certain things.  It difficult to imagine how a Mage loaded up on offensive skills will tank as well as a Warrior with lots of defensive skills.  I think what they are trying to say is that if the Warrior in the party quits, then the Mage will be able to switch his skillset and become defensive.  Thus removing the need to have a specific class mix to accomplish a goal.

What he said!  All these ideas sound wonderful to me - finally a developer willing to take a few chances and shake up the paradigm.  As much as I enjoy playing support/healing classes, I love the idea that you won't *need* one to succeed, and that players themselves will be more valued than the class they are playing.  There are more than enough traditional games out there with set defined roles and "holy triad" class structure, why not try something different?

All that said, it still seems like if you decide steadfastly to play a support role, you'll be able to tweak and tune your character, and simply *play* in a manner so that you end up truly creating that role, the caveat being that your presence may not be absolutely essential to a party's success, but it might still make everything easier or more efficient.
3107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 08, 2010, 10:19:16 PM

Quote from: Devil on July 08, 2010, 10:08:12 PM

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A solid roster to back him in miami??   Umm if they sign James they have a grand total of 4 players under contract, and are at the salary cap so they cant sign anyone over the league minimum.    I dont see them having anything other then the 3 good players and a bunch of trash.

That's PLENTY to win a championship in the NBA. Maybe even one more than they need.

I heard a rumor that Mike Miller would take a pay cut to join them there as well.

Also just for informational purposes the minimum $ amount he gives up by leaving Cleveland is $30 million, which I believe is also about what Bosh gave up for Miami.
3108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 08, 2010, 06:50:44 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on July 08, 2010, 06:47:27 PM

Prediction: He will announce that he is creating a new franchise and will be playing for that team, the LeBron City LeBrons.  Existing cities will be invited to submit bids to become LeBron City.

The winning city will be announced at the end of August on the LeBron Channel (ask your local cable provider for details!)

Now THAT sounds like a fun MMO!!!!
3109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [iPhone/Pod] Ultraviolet Dawn - FREE for first day on: July 08, 2010, 06:48:44 PM
I played for a few minutes...  it's similar to Warpgate but it doesn't have a solid tutorial like WG does, so it's a bit confusing.  Example: I accepted a mission to intercept/kill someone but I can't figure out how to find my target.  I figured out how to warp over to the main location, but that just dumped me back into the menu.  I also haven't figured out how to trade, and upgrading weapons was not clear to me (for instance I had $5k but for some reason was not allowed to purchase a $4k weapon upgrade).  It's little things like this that need to be explained at the outset for portable games.

The graphics, menu and UI all seem good, and the combat is definitely more fun than WG.  Combat reminds me a bit of Asteroids (actually there's some other game I can't remember at the moment) and has more of an arcade-y kind of feel to it so that's a definite plus.
3110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [iPhone/Pod] Ultraviolet Dawn - FREE for first day on: July 08, 2010, 06:30:47 PM
Looks like a pretty cool open space shooter/trading game, screenshots look promising.

Grab it while it's hot!  And FREE!!

http://toucharcade.com/2010/07/08/ultraviolet-dawn-new-open-space-shooter-trading-game-free-for-1st-day/
3111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 08, 2010, 06:22:34 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 08, 2010, 05:59:51 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 08, 2010, 05:54:49 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 08, 2010, 05:52:40 PM

Whew, thank goodness for Remove Topic.  No one saw anything except that damn CK!!!!

?

I saw it and wondered what the MMO was...all the people watching?

It's an MMO where all the players get to play as the LeBron class.  Instead of XP you earn Ego Points until your head is so swollen you can hold a press conference to let people know when you are going to fart next.   icon_cool
3112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Rookie Blue on: July 08, 2010, 05:53:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 08, 2010, 05:53:10 PM

Are you sure you got the right forum this time?  Tongue

Damn you, you are everywhere!!!!!   saywhat
3113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LeBron - The Decision on: July 08, 2010, 05:52:40 PM
Whew, thank goodness for Remove Topic.  No one saw anything except that damn CK!!!!
3114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LeBron - The Decision on: July 08, 2010, 05:52:11 PM
Tonight at 6pm PST (9pm EST) on ESPN, a ONE HOUR Television Event where LeBron announces his decision.

http://www.freep.com/article/20100707/SPORTS03/100707070/1051/SPORTS03/ESPN-withholds-what-it-knows-about-LeBrons-decision

Pretentious or audacious?  Smart or stupid?  Cleveland or Miami?  King James or Queen LeBron?

Personally I find the whole thing a bit ridiculous, and if he ends up staying in Cleveland as many are projecting due to the amount of money, I think it will come off as a horrible joke and do more damage to his image than good.  I mean come on, after years of hype and a TV special, it all ends with him essentially doing nothing but prove that $ talk and greed is good?  Given that I'm going to have to guess he is going somewhere else, so yes, of course, I'll be watching.
3115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Rookie Blue on: July 08, 2010, 05:51:29 PM
Anyone else watching this?  It just started a couple of weeks ago and I have to say I'm enjoying it thus far.  It's basically a cop show in the vein of Southland, but less gritty and with much more focus on the rookie cast.  There's definitely a touch of "Grey's Anatomy" to it in that we've got the young interns, I mean rookies, hooking up and interacting with the more experienced folk.  So yeah, you can call it Police Anatomy (a co-worker of mine came up with that) if you want   Ultiamtely whether you like the show or not will probably hinge upon whether you enjoy the lead actress Missy Peregrym:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1335291/

Some of you may remember her from Reaper and Heroes.  Aside from being really cute, I think she really does an excellent job in the show and carries it well with a strong versatile performance.  It's great to see her get a full lead role finally.

Ratings for the first 2 eps have been very decent for summer (6-7 million) so I'm hoping it survives.
3116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: July 08, 2010, 05:35:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 08, 2010, 02:08:13 PM

VE3D has some info up:

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Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.

Key Features:

# Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
# Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
# Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
# Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
# Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.

all I got to say is w00t w00t!

All that is well and good, but will I ever be able to "finish" my romance with Alistair or not?!?!!   icon_twisted
3117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty: release date July 27th! on: July 07, 2010, 06:07:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2010, 06:53:57 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 14, 2010, 02:49:19 PM

Put my pre-order in yesterday!!  icon_biggrin

only a few weeks left, debating on mine.

I'm not that excited but I pre-ordered on Amazon anyway - they have free release date delivery supposedly.  I was excited though to see they have Diablo 3 for pre-order too lol.  Very excited for the 12-21-2012 release date!
3118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Katy Perry - Best Rack in Show Business? (NSFW) on: July 07, 2010, 06:00:49 PM
After seeing how many views the OO thread has, I was curious what the most viewed threads here were, and was surprised to see Katy Perry's rack which really has very few responses comes in 2nd place?!?!
3119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the Apple iPad/ iSlate / iThingie? on: July 07, 2010, 05:58:57 PM
I don't know if this one was ever mentioned in the thread, but it's a pretty interesting and unique app.  I hadn't played with it in a while but was viewing it again this morning:

http://magicwindowapp.com/

Basically they've taken a ton of photos of a single location and allow it to timelapse on your screen at a speed you decide.  It's really relaxing and beautiful and they have quite a variety of different locations.  It doesn't really "do" anything so in some sense it is useless, but I find it quite intriguing.
3120  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 06, 2010, 06:01:51 PM
Picked up Doodle God on a whim, I think it's like #1 or #2 on paid apps ($0.99).  It's really a ridiculously simple "game" (if you can even call it that) but somehow I (and apparently a lot of other people) found it extremely addictive. 
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