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2241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 3 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: May 15, 2010, 07:21:13 PM
I was suprised at the role they had Lloyd in.  It was a total waste of his talents.  He'd have been better playing one of the institutionalized spies, at least he would have had an opportunity to get a few laughs.  Oh and Morgan, come on man!  You dont just dump your hot looking ex like that, youre a spy now, you do her first and then dump her!
2242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption gameplay trailer on: May 14, 2010, 11:12:39 PM
well the 1st DLC pack will have a scenario called Waltons gold which involves the Walton Gang.  Im betting the PS3 exclusives will be available to everyone in June.   heres a link to the DLC listing
2243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fox decides to take a Chance on: May 14, 2010, 06:35:25 PM
the last episode kicks ass and has a helluva cliffhanger...  glad they are going to pick it up!
2244  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption gameplay trailer on: May 13, 2010, 10:10:25 PM
ok guys,  dont get your posses in an uproar  slywink
2245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Riddick Returns on: May 12, 2010, 11:55:41 PM
I hope its a prequel because from the sounds of that synopsis it seems they threw the whole basis of Chronicles and the Necromongers ( including the Underverse ) right out the window.  Unless his own kind that betrays him are the Necromongers.    I was one of the few that actually liked Chronicles and thought that a follow up involving the Underverse and the rest of the Necromonger mythology would be interesting.  Instead it looks like your basic revenge porn sci-fi style.
2246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 12, 2010, 10:18:38 PM
Typical Lost,  instead of actually giving us any answers of substance they just give us more questions.  I did not care for this episode and felt that it was a waste of an hour this close to the series finale.  Sure we now know the origions of Jacob and the man with no name  (apologies to Clint ) but thats all we know.  Nothing else was really explained.  Oh it did make Jacob look like a douche and confused us even more about his brother.
 I guess all we can hope for is that this episode provides some background to help fill out the great reveal.......  naw,  theyll probably end the series leaving us more confused than we are now.
2247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fox decides to take a Chance on: May 12, 2010, 09:50:11 PM
Yeah I posted this at OO as well.   Human Target has been renewed!

Its for a 13 ep season but thats better than nothing eh?
2248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption gameplay trailer on: May 12, 2010, 07:38:43 PM
I was about to say  it seems kinda late to postpone it, pretty sure the games in the pipeline by now.
2249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: May 11, 2010, 08:30:12 PM
I finished it awhile ago but Im still occasionally plugging away at maxxing out my characters. There are some really nasty critters out there I have yet to smack down and I plan to advance enough  so I eventually can.  Im not palying it in major marathon sessions but Ill put in an hour here and an hour there.  Of course with Red Dead Redemption hitting soon, FF13 will be put on hold for a bit.
2250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My head is in space, recommend some good sci-fi books on: May 09, 2010, 08:01:39 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 04, 2010, 06:19:49 AM

Timothy Zhan's Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command.

If Lucas had used these books as a basis for his 2nd trilogy of Star Wars movies he would be revered instead of reviled today.   You could practically hear John Williams sound track while reading these books.  If you liked the origonal Star Wars trilogy, then you will probably love these books.
2251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers 3! 7-1-2011! on: May 06, 2010, 08:30:38 PM
I read somewhere that Transformers 2 was basically finished with out a set script.  It was done during the heart of the writers strike and it seems that Bay basically threw the movie together without a completed script due to budget constraints.  After seeing the movie  (as a rental )  I totally believe that to be true.
2252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost: The Final Season (spoilers not tagged) on: May 05, 2010, 08:54:27 PM
Locke did all this misdirection because he still needs the plane to leave.  If he got them all to blow themselves up on the sub, then he would be free to take the plane and leave, but as long as a candidate is living he can not leave the island.  BTW my vote for the one who stays when this is all said and done is Sawyer.  He will make the big sacrifice , after all if he had trusted Jack, perhaps the others would have survived, so in part he is responsible for the recent culling.  Just my 2 cents worth.
2253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spider-Man, The Flash, and a bunch of Jedi Knights foil a robber! on: May 05, 2010, 09:57:06 AM
Oh the Flash helped,  he was just was too fast for you too see.
2254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ernie Harwell passes away on: May 05, 2010, 09:55:30 AM
Broadcasting legend and all around good guy Ernie Harwell has died at 92.  He was truly loved and respected in Detroit and summer baseball wont be the same without him.  Ernie was a class act all the way and was the voice of baseball for millions of fans.  He will be missed
2255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My head is in space, recommend some good sci-fi books on: May 04, 2010, 05:40:49 PM
The sequel to Enders Game,  Speaker for the Dead, is a very good book.  It is completely different in tone and concept to Enders Game though and unfortunately I think that puts alot of people off.  It is not a book based in military action, it is more of a murder mystery/new species thing.  If you dont go into it expecting the continuing adventure of young soldier Ender and read it for what it is you might actually enjoy it.
  That top 100 list is interesting and Ive read most of whats on there.  Ill just throw out a few highlights you may like.  Harry Harrisons Stainless Steel Rat stories are great fun.  Its kind of a futuristic "It Takes A Thief"
Roger Zelanzy has been mentioned a few times and Lord of Light is a fantastic book.  Also while a bit more fantasy than hard sci-fi, The Amber Series is a blast to read.  Larry Nivens Ringworld is a must read as are his collaborations with Jerry Pournelle,  The Mote in Gods Eye and Luicifer's Hammer.   Damn  now I want to re-read about 75 books  
2256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My head is in space, recommend some good sci-fi books on: May 04, 2010, 01:33:51 AM
whenever these threads pop up I always recommend A Fire Upon the Deep  by Vernor Vinge.  It won both the Hugo and Nebula awards and is a fantastic space opera.  Also since Asimov was mentioned Ill recommend his origonal Foundation Trilogy.  It expanded well beyond the 1st three books and ended up encompassing themes from many of this other works but the origonal 3 books are an excellent read by themselves.  One last suggestion, if you want to go for the classics and also see where the roots of much of modern sci-fi began, then read the Lensmen series by E.E. "Doc" Smith.  
2257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 3 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: April 28, 2010, 09:30:01 PM
Ill go with the glass half full position and say the ratings are good news as they didnt drop even thought the show went on a short hiatus.   icon_biggrin
2258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Palm is up for sale on: April 28, 2010, 09:24:06 PM
I have a palm pre and its an excellent phone.  Also the touchstone charging system is the best charger Ive ever seen for a cell phone.  I hope HP keeps things going because Id like to say with a palm phone for my next upgrade.
2259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption gameplay trailer on: April 28, 2010, 09:53:13 AM
Im pretty sure hes referring to the fish, rodent swinging went out in the early 1800's and would thus be an anachronism
2260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 3 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: April 27, 2010, 07:31:47 PM
oh gawd,  Lester with his Art Garfunkle impersonation totally cracked me up 
2261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 3 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: April 27, 2010, 01:24:59 AM
Great episode of Chuck tonite!  They are back to the more light hearted tone.  Of course the first 15 minutes consisted of repeated gratuitous shots of Ms Strahovski in lingerie, and thats always a plus.  I really like that they are going from Sarah being Chucks keeper to Sarah and Chuck as a team.  I think the rest of this season is gonna be fun.  I just hope that the whole safe bet to be renewed thing turns out to be true because this show is too much fun to cancel
2262  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: April 25, 2010, 11:33:36 PM
 First off,  I really enjoyed FF13.  Since I havent been a PS person, I havent played a Final Fantasy game in a very long time.  The quality of the graphics, music and combat system were top notch all the way.  I did miss the towns and villages and the open world feel of previous FF games but it wasnt nearly as big a deal as I was afraid it would be.  I found the combat system to be a blast.  I had a lot of fun trying out various parties and combinations and while most groups worked well, it seemed that the Lightning, Fang and Hope combo was overall the best.  Was this the best FF evar?  Nope but it was worthy of the FF name and a lot of fun to play.
  Now to the final fight.  This has got to be the silliest thing ever.  You put a final boss in with a random instakill.  Ok, you do have items to help offset this but heres where it gets silly.  I tried 4 times to beat the jerk and my leader got insta killed all 4 times, usually when the boss was near death. And yes I had Seraph crowns equipped.  Very annoying!  So annoying in fact that I put the game away for 4 days.  I came back to it today with new resolve.  I decided to try to power him down on my 1st try today and unequipped my seraph crowns and went with extra power accessories.  Of course I never died, and I 4 starred him.  So to recap, I got insta killed 4 times while wearing anti death protection but I gank him with ease once I remove it.  The very concept makes my head hurt.  Anyways,  I didnt let that bit of weirdness ruin the game for me.  FF 13 was definitely one of the best games released this year even with its quirks.  I hope this isnt the last solo player final fantasy we see.
2263  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [WoW] Half a million dollars - an hour! on: April 25, 2010, 04:11:46 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on April 25, 2010, 03:18:46 PM

Quote from: Eightball on April 25, 2010, 02:51:08 PM

Quote from: jersoc on April 25, 2010, 06:47:58 AM

the hardest part of quitting a MMO is filling up that time with something else. i quit out of boredom a few times and almost resubbed out of boredom.

Have a kid or two.  Problem solved, no free time!

Or maybe a girlfriend...

or two!
2264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I think I need a new dojo (semi-graphic picture warning) on: April 24, 2010, 08:17:50 PM
I have tp agree with Crux.  The sensai seems to have no real control here.  It also seems like he has no real plan or clear focus of his goals for the dojo.  Im sort of wondering if the whole "other students fear sparring you" thing is more a way of him trying to re-establish control over you than anything else.  If you are that good and havent injured anyone it would seem people who want to advance their skills would want to spar a superior opponent. That is how you learn.  Its obvious you have some soul searching to do on this matter.  Understand though, even if you choose to move on your actions to remove the bullying student has probably save others at the dojo from further injury.  That is not a bad thing.
2265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Draft on: April 23, 2010, 07:47:00 PM
Just to clarify I dont have "hate" for Tebow.  I thought it was funny that Denver burned a 1st rounder on a QB that, by pretty much all the experts opinions, is a project qb at best and doubtful to ever be an effective NFL qb.  Since I am a Lions fan, I feel completely entitled to laugh when I think someone else may have wasted their 1st round pick, as the Lions try hard to make an annual event of it.  This year I think Detroit is pretty safe unless they drafted Suh with the intentions of playing him at wide receiver.
2266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: April 23, 2010, 07:19:12 PM
Yeah  Square should be slapped for the chapter 13 boss.   4 tries with the fully upgraded cherub crown and it insta killed my leader every time.  I did not launch my controller into orbit but I sure wanted to!  Its bad enough slogging thru all the negative stautus effects but come on, insta killing at the last minute is just plain cruel.
2267  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Draft on: April 23, 2010, 09:06:27 AM
well the Lions drafted Suh as many expected.  This video make Lions fans at least a bit happy.  ESPN's science video...  watch the hit near the end...  its scary

Tebow in the 1st round?!   icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol
2268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I think I need a new dojo (semi-graphic picture warning) on: April 20, 2010, 10:28:59 PM
If the sensai refuses to properly address this issue, then unfortunately you should move on..... and proceed to the nearest police precinct to file assault charges against the jerk.  Seriously, this guy is a bully at a very criminal level and hes going continue to injure people whether you stay or go. Im sure theres probably a waiver people sign to cover these situations but there a major difference between an accident and a beat down.  If this is habitual as you say, then waiver or not, he is assaulting people and needs to be brought under control.  If the police are not an option then I heartly recommend a blanket party.
2269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [WoW] Half a million dollars - an hour! on: April 18, 2010, 12:07:05 PM
I quit playing WoW awhile ago.  It became more work than fun.  I also swore that if they jumped on the micro transaction gravy train I would not be coming back.  I guess Im waiting for Old Republic now.  Nice way to make money though, program what amounts to a fancy mount skin and jack millions of people $25 for it.  P.T. Barnum was a n00b compared Blizz
2270  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: April 18, 2010, 02:56:45 AM
quick tip regarding the farming of sprint shoes 
Spoiler for Hiden:
Farm mark #7 with the collectors catalog.  He drops both the Crown and the Tiara.  The drop rate blows but I got 2 tiaras and 4 or 5 crowns in about 30 minutes or so.   Plus the quest pays off with 5 bomb cores each time.  Great upgrading mats.
2271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: April 17, 2010, 09:06:12 AM
aurora scarves plus sprint shoes = 5 stars on almost everything.    Also the scarves stack on the ATB fill speed.  Equip 1 and your refill speed is + 10%  equip 2 and its + 15%   Im not positive but I think you can buy them in one of the shops as well. 
2272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV} Human Target on: April 17, 2010, 01:20:27 AM
watched the season finale... helluva cliffhanger there.  Ill be very pissed at Fox if they cancel this now.  If they do, they had better give us a movie or something to at least wrap up what they started.
2273  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: A Cataclysm coming to WoW? also buy a Steed! on: April 16, 2010, 08:52:38 PM
well at least WoW skipped the whole micro-transaction thing and went full speed for the wallet.  $25 for a fancy mount skin?!  They do know how to separate a fool and his money dont they?
2274  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: April 16, 2010, 08:48:13 PM
I almost hate seeing these teasers as the game is still about a year away but damn it has the potential to be one kick ass mmo
2275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My new novel is coming soon! Warning - controversial title/topic on: April 15, 2010, 07:43:35 PM
as well you should be
2276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: April 15, 2010, 07:23:44 PM
yeah I never really used the 3 healer paradigm, I set it up more just to see how fast it healed.  2 and a sen are my major heal default.  Still having all 3 with heal capabilities gave me a few more ways to shift things around.  I even played with a Heal, Syn and Sab paradigm just for fun.  I like to try various options out for the fun of it.
2277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chuck Season 3 discussion (spoilers!!!) on: April 14, 2010, 07:26:24 PM
Maybe its just wishful thinking but I actually believe that Chuck will get renewed.  I know its on the bubble but I just feel like its done well enough, especially for NBC to deserve renewal.  Another show that may get renewed is Human Target.  Its actually picked up a bit in the ratings and since its been a short run replacement series it they may actually give it a chance to find itself for a season.
2278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Waiting for my doggie to get out of surgery on: April 14, 2010, 07:16:03 PM
hope it all goes well!  The things is, this is probably going to be more traumatic for you than it will be for frankenpup,  Ive been there myself.
2279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Teen Angst, Japanese Style. The FFXIII Impressions Thread. on: April 14, 2010, 07:05:27 PM
the only time I pumped points into an off class before maxing the others was to get the 1st healing spell on a toon so I could set up a triple heal paradigm.
2280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption gameplay trailer on: April 14, 2010, 10:02:54 AM
of the pre order bonuses listed Id have to go with Amazon, real money trumps all and 10 bucks is 10 bucks! 
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