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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Olympics 2012 - London on: July 29, 2012, 01:40:06 AM
Just saw the opening ceremonies.  Enjoyed it, but I thought it went on too long.  either that or the rebroadcast had way too many commertial breaks.  The neat thing for me was that i got to watch it in 3d on the olympic 3d session.  The depth was very good, and the confetti with GB was floating out there.  Yes, I like my LG.  smile

Looking most forward to Gymnastics now.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: July 22, 2012, 05:59:50 PM
Watched the Man of Steel trailer. Meh. I'll still catch the film, but I still say that the teaser for the 1978 movie had me more excited. Of course I was 18 back then and superheroes on the screen hadn't happened yet, but all it has was names and clouds. The logo coming up was all you needed.
123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizardry Online on: June 30, 2012, 08:50:46 PM
124  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizardry Online on: June 29, 2012, 12:24:26 AM
Can I "tiltowait" or "forfic"?   icon_cool
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: June 11, 2012, 12:32:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:29:04 AM

alright, only a half hour to go.  c'mon Tara, be a good girl and die.

Spoiler for Hiden:
You got your wish!  icon_twisted
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Arrow on: May 19, 2012, 03:16:22 PM
So this has been picked up and is now being promoed.  Looks ok from the trailer, certainly better than Green Lantern (movie, not animated which, by the way, is much better, has other color lanterns, and does not take place in the Young Justice universe)

Any interest so far?
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Put on your skirt, let's discuss The Secret Circle on: May 12, 2012, 07:17:32 PM
I saw the finale, it seems like a good ending to the series while leaving openings for the future.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joss Whedon to direct 'The Avengers' on: May 10, 2012, 12:36:08 PM
Iwas thinking about necessary movies to see before the Avengers and I decided that none of them were necessary if you are comfortable with the whole Marvel thing.

(in reverse order)
Captain America - if you don't care about how SHIELD winds up with the mysterious power source, it's a Captain America origin story - a good one
Thor - despite it's flaws, the most necessary to see where this take on Loki comes from.
Iron Man 1,2 - origin and decent Iron Man story, but if you know the character, not much Avengers stuff

I left the Hulk movies for last because they require a statement about Ang Lee's Hulk (I am not a fan). The second Hulk movie by passes the origin. I liked it, also a decent Hulk story, but if you are not familiar with the character, the origin is dealt with in the first movie. If you are familiar, neither is a necessity to watch.

The "Avengers Initiative" is dealt with in exposition well enough in the Avengers film to get a handle on it.

Agent Coulson - here is the reason to watch the other films. I do believe that the shorts "The Consultant" and "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Hammer" are necessary for,his character. Especially "The Consultant" to answer the "why Hulk?" question.

Have I gone against the greater wisdom here?
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Avengers - 3D or not? on: May 07, 2012, 09:38:59 PM
The 3d version is the way to go IF you have a passive 3d television like an LG. sometimes the glasses wind up stuck in my pocket  ninja
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: May 02, 2012, 12:48:11 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on May 02, 2012, 12:45:51 PM

I don't think anybody hates Tremors.   

And if they do they should be fed to the Graboids.

Must be the crowd I hang with. Even people I've recommended see Tremors have yet to forgive me.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Immortals coming out 11-11-11 on: May 02, 2012, 12:45:02 PM
Not the worst film I've seen,  low end of mediocre for me.  I did enjoy the use of 3D though.  PRobably would have enjoyed it less if I had paid to see it at a theater instread of a rental.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: May 02, 2012, 12:41:11 PM
133  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizard101 anyone? on: April 27, 2012, 01:52:32 AM
Yeah, I sort of retired my Ice Wizard partly through the African world, so I need to push my Death guy through Celestial and Grizzleheim.

(Both around level 67 now)
134  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: KingsIsle Entertainment announces Pirate101 (creators of Wizard101) on: April 27, 2012, 01:50:08 AM
Still playing Wizard101, so I am enjoying the previews for this one.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman 3, aka Dark Knight Rising on: April 12, 2012, 12:54:16 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 11, 2012, 11:25:28 PM

I actually can't remember the George Reeves Clark Kent(i did watch them),did he act like a bent over wimp like Christopher Reeve did?

Absolutely not. G.Reeves Clark was less of a bumbling act than Dean Cane's.  He has always been my favorite portrayal of Clark on TV.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Sword and the Sorcerer on: March 30, 2012, 12:32:02 PM
The sequel is out!!!  Oh HELL yes, gotta go find it now. As far as the original goes : one of the best of the cheesy S&S films, but it had a triple bladed sword. I wanted one of those. And

Spoiler for Hiden:
loved the scene of Talon ripping himself off that cross at the banquet
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Superman: Man of Steel on: March 30, 2012, 12:24:10 PM
Me three.

Always makes me smile that certain things are so iconic that no words are needed. The red-S is one, just like a bat symbol.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Shadows [2012] on: March 18, 2012, 01:34:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 18, 2012, 05:44:21 AM

it's got Depp in it, so  IN!!

I think am Depped out, so I will,wait for reviews. ( this coming from someone who has seen all 2000 +\- episodes of Dark Shadows... Or "Dork Shadows" as we play with. Yes, I am a fan, but recognize the cheesy goodness. I have a lot of respect for what the cast and crew pulled off with their schedule though )
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Shadows [2012] on: March 17, 2012, 03:12:47 AM
What Ironrod said. So far I am looking at this more like "Brady Bunch Movie" or "21 Jump Street" reboot.  Um "21 Jump Street"  started life as a drama, right?
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2 on: February 25, 2012, 03:47:33 AM
I know this is repeat information and it shouldn't require another media to provide the backstory, BUT, the series Star Trek:Countdown provides the info on Nero. It explains the anger, the bald heads, the tattoos, and pretty much what happened in the prime universe before the time rift.

I enjoyed the movie, but I wondered how the rest of the audience followed Nero's motives.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Night Stalker on: February 23, 2012, 03:22:35 AM
Is Depp going to remake all of Curtis' stuff?
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help Me Decide on a TV (for January) on: November 29, 2011, 04:06:08 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on November 28, 2011, 05:02:29 AM

Looking at one of the two following TVs:

LG Infinia 55LW5600 and the LG Infinia 50PZ750.  The 55 Inch is LCD/LED and is about $1335, the 50 inch is plasma and under $1000.  Opinions?

We love our 55LW5600 and $1335 seems like a good price. Make sure that price is for the 5600 and not the 5300. The 2d to 3d conversion is decent, but not near as good as the films done in 3d. The built in applications are fine, using it for Netflix now and have used YouTube. Aside; it handles yt3d quite well.

Since I bought an open box, I had some trouble immediately. Nothing but praise for LG's customer service. I worked through email and had replies by 12:30 pm the next business day.
143  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PS3, Blu Ray, and Sound set up on: November 27, 2011, 03:39:18 PM
An older JVC. It supports PCM and true Dolby.
144  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PS3, Blu Ray, and Sound set up on: November 27, 2011, 02:27:14 PM
No HDMI on the receiver, too old for that.
145  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / PS3, Blu Ray, and Sound set up on: November 26, 2011, 10:32:57 PM
I am stumped about this, so any help/explanation is appreciated.
I Have a PS3 being used as a 3D blu-ray/DVD plater along with games.  The PS3 is connected video by HDMI and receiver by Optical Cable.

When running a DVD, the receiver shows 5.1 all speakers used. When running Blu-Ray, the display shows PCM two speakers. Ok, I figure that I have not set the BD Audio correctly in the PS3 menu. I change the Bitstream options, the Linear PCM options, no change. No options on the Blu-ray disc for English 5.1. However, I can hear sounds from the rear speakers. Still experimenting, I swaped the language  options on the disc, from English to Spanish, to French to Portuguese. Every alternate sound track shows the 5.1 display. To me that indicates hat there is no set up issue. The test discs were Deathly Hollows pt 1, swapping from blu-ray to DVD and back to check different configurations. Issue first noticed when watching Lengend of the Guardians.

Open for ideas, or willing to give more setup details.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Completly fanboy superhero movie thoughts on: November 13, 2011, 01:32:48 PM
Just a Sunday thought waster before the day starts:

Superman:  If it is a total,reboot,let's really do it.  I was never fond of the Donner/Byrne interpretation of Krypton. Some one said once that it looks like an old planet ready to die instead of the tragedy of a vibrant world snuffed out. I want the new movie to go back to that, the diamond mountains, the forests, thought beasts running in heards, fire falls, etc. No more Chrystal Buildings.
                NO more Smallville growing up,stuff. Unless the writer has something new to say, we've seen that part to death. I'd rather an extended life on Krypton bit than more . No problem with the Kent's being otherwise in the movie.
                Clark Kent more along the lines of the old George Reeves Tv series. I Like the Chris Reeves one, but I just don't see that Clark as a tough investigative pulitizer prize winner.
               Clark and Lois not together?  No problem there. I am old enough to remember that married Superman is a new story line.

Sandman:  Leave the main story alone for now. How about an HBO/Showtime/Starz/ insert your favorite cable channel adaptation of the Song for Orpheus one shot. Arecognizable myth and the opportunity to introduce the Endless. Also, if a series does come of it, Orpheus and Calliope are already established, saving some intro time.

147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joel Schumacher-Val Kilmer was the best Batman on: October 13, 2011, 01:59:09 AM
Kevin Conroy.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Latest PS3 Update EULA Taking Away Users Rights? on: September 17, 2011, 11:45:41 PM
Perhaps I mis-read the agreement, but there is a way to opt out of the binding arbitration and class action waiver under section 15.  What is the downside to opting out?
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii Gaming] Q3/Q4 Purchase Agenda on: September 15, 2011, 03:17:13 AM
Is The Grinder definitely off the table then?  Last I saw it was supposed to be released in October.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 9/09/11 - Ten years gone on: September 09, 2011, 11:16:12 AM
I'll try GoldenEye.  (see what I did there?)

I am stuck on the second to last level on the Wii version.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So I watched three Star Trek movies this weekend... on: September 07, 2011, 12:45:45 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 06, 2011, 04:56:21 PM

I assume it's this:

Star Trek: Countdown is a four-issue comic book prequel to the 2009 film Star Trek by IDW Publishing. It follows the characters of Spock and the Romulan Nero during the year 2387, detailing the events that cause them to travel to the 23rd century. The story serves as both a lead up to the film and as a continuation of the Star Trek: The Next Generation franchise.

There is an excellent summery of each of the four issues at Memory Alpha if you can't find the comics.  I think they are still available in TPB and digital form.

My cut on series Best->Worst:

Deep Space 9
Star Trek TOS
Star Trek Next Gen
Star Trek TAS (ignore the animation and keep track of the stories, there are a few classic things in them- Kizinti, Spock meeting himself on Vulcan, etc.)

Voyager (only watched a few)
Enterprise (only watched one)
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So I watched three Star Trek movies this weekend... on: September 06, 2011, 02:28:09 PM
Star Trek : TMP-  I thinks it gets better and better on repeated viewings.  It has been at least 10 years since I have seen "The Changling" episode, so the story was not that derivative. I prefer the Director's Cut, but the theatrical release was on demand.  If you can go in knowing that the pace is slow and there is too much purple cloud/exterior shots of Enterprise, give it a shot again.

TWOK - Didn't make it through it this time.  It may be that we've seen it dozens of times, but how does a Science Research Starship go to a solar system, not notice that the planet they were heading to is gone, and the next nearest planet it out of orbit?  I wish that they had explained Genesis a bit better too. I assume that the redesign matrix requires a planet that could otherwise sustain life, if not, it is REAL EASY to find a lifeless planet to terra form.

Star Trek (2009)- Still a good launch for the series, but I wish the blu ray had included the Countdown 4-shot.  Without that background, it still feels like half to story to me.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New 52: Justice League #1 on: September 03, 2011, 11:55:41 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on September 03, 2011, 02:29:54 AM

When I first started reading comics, Superman books were 75.

In MY day, when I started, they were $0.12 and "All in color for a dime!" still had meaning. icon_biggrin

I stopped buying after they went past $0.25 for the regulars
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] John Carter on: August 24, 2011, 12:41:51 AM
If you are interested in reading the Mars books on your pad, you do know that several are available at project gutenburg.
155  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wizard101 anyone? on: August 23, 2011, 12:41:30 AM
More new content.  After Celestia,  Wintertusk.  And as of last night, Wysteria and the Spiral Cup tournament.

Cap is still level 60, but Wysteria teases alternate magic schools.  Just a tease.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Fall Gaming Rush is Coming! The Fall Gaming Rush is Coming! on: August 15, 2011, 09:14:52 PM
The only Wii game I want to see is also set for release in October: The Grinder.  Here's hoping it is worth playing.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Warner Developing Justice League Movie? on: August 14, 2011, 12:59:31 PM
This path can only lead to tears.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Superman: Christopher Nolan Producing, Director is.... on: August 05, 2011, 03:31:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 04, 2011, 10:30:55 PM

Of course the costume would have to have some sort of protection, otherwise we'd have a very nude Superman after a big explosion.

Spandex works for me  Tongue
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Superman: Christopher Nolan Producing, Director is.... on: August 04, 2011, 10:25:32 PM
I like the movie costume more than what I have seen for the reboot comics.  I agree about the rubbery look though... it's SUPERMAN.  I'm not thinking that a material that protects him like armor is needed.

Aside... it seems that ALL the WB studios think is "the hero needs to be DARKER and GRITTIER, cause that is what was wrong with Green Lantern and worked for us with Batman"  Question ('cause I haven't seen it) wasn't Jonah Hex dark and edgy?  The character is.... IIRC, THAT wasn't the formula for a successful movie either.

 Beat that horse! Still stumping for Give The DiniTimmverse a chance to go live action!  LOL
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ultimate Spiderman on: August 04, 2011, 02:27:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 03, 2011, 02:45:06 PM

Peter Parker is known as Spider-Man, if you're not going to have him play the role why not make a totally new hero?

Since they killed Peter Parker (and I haven't read it), why can't a new person take up the hero code name?
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