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2681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion E3 Info on: May 21, 2005, 12:11:29 AM
Two words- FUCKING AWESOME


....more to come..... unibrow
2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Discussion: Nintendo Revolution on: May 20, 2005, 04:19:01 AM
Ron and I got a hands on with the gameboy micro today and I'm a helluva lot more impressed than I thought I was going to be.  In fact, I kind of wanted one, it's pretty damn cool.  I'm going to try and work on a write-up tonight.
2683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 2005 booth models on: May 19, 2005, 07:25:09 AM
We talked about Muppets- specifically, Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show.  One of them admitted her childhood desire to be Janice, the bass player from the Electric Mayhem.

Other than that we talked about the shitty power outtage situation.
2684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Discussion: Playstation 3 on: May 17, 2005, 12:35:13 AM
that controller looks like ASS.
2685  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your tax dollars at work, part 2 on: May 16, 2005, 05:55:05 AM
Have any of you spent extended periods of time in any other countries?  I think you'd be surprised at how good things are here compared to most of the world.
2686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Eventhough most here don't care, here's some Revolution news on: May 14, 2005, 05:33:16 AM
I don't think that that is a spot for the revolution- I think it's for something else they will unveil.  Everybody is mistaking this for the revolution, and IGN is claiming it's a fake (but they are refering to it as a fake revolution leak).

It's too good to be fake.  Even if it isn't a real product launch, I'm betting it's some kind of mock-up by their marketing dept.  It feels like an E3 video that's to be splashed on huge monitors.  It feels like Nintendo for sure.
2687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Eventhough most here don't care, here's some Revolution news on: May 14, 2005, 03:37:28 AM
sources are saying this is fake, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is real....

http://onefed.com/media/NintendoON.wmv

mind you, I'm not saying this is Revolution, but what exactly are those two devices that it's showing connecting to 4.5 minutes in?  one of them is a gamecube...
2688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Age of Empires DS turn based on: May 14, 2005, 03:15:39 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
Dimmona, I understand your weeping.  The good ol' days of GG are gone...
This isn't Gone Gold (thankfully).  CG is not intended as a GG replacement.  CG is it's own site.


While this is certainly true, we staff would like to think that CG is keeping some of that Gone Gold spirit alive.

That said, I hope they keep the competition tight on this next wave- as gamers that can be nothing but good for us  Cool
2689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gamespy inflates Donkey Konga 2 review? on: May 13, 2005, 07:37:30 PM
no freelancers here.  we're all committed to CG
2690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Movies] Unleashed or Mind Hunters? on: May 13, 2005, 05:02:10 PM
go see hitchhiker's guide instead.
2691  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Site Stability on: May 13, 2005, 04:58:10 PM
..or slit their fucking throats and feast on their entrails...

oops!  did I say that? :twisted:
2692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 13, 2005, 03:02:40 AM
Don't need to- they're going to be at E3  unibrow
2693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 13, 2005, 02:55:27 AM
You forget- this is a tease.  I'm willing to bet that this is just the tip of the iceberg of the marketing blitz we're about to witness...
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 13, 2005, 02:34:27 AM
heh.  I like the wallpaper.

I'm excited!  I like the controller more than I thought I would.  hope it's easy on the hands...
2695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your tax dollars at work, part 2 on: May 12, 2005, 08:10:14 PM
The only thing that is remotely surprising about that is that someone actually admitted to it.

even then, it's not that surprising.
2696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / It's May 12 - finally! XBox/ MTV reminder! on: May 12, 2005, 07:13:38 PM
GAH!  what a tease!
2697  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Don't know about you, But I am ALL OVER the XZIBIT prepaid! on: May 12, 2005, 04:19:53 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
In a preemptive strike against smartasses that will deem it funny to use the term in my presence tomorrow evening, I have derogatory beagle comments and Dune quotes locked and loaded for retalliation.  You have been warned.


"I WILL kill him!"

"They tried and failed?"
"They tried and died."

"I will not fear.  Fear is the mindkiller..."
2698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pic of Xbox 360 on: May 12, 2005, 02:46:44 AM
Yeah, we didn't get invited to the party Tongue
2699  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm Rick James! on: May 12, 2005, 02:35:27 AM
more news.

apparently he has checked himself into a mental facility:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/tv_chappelle_suspended frown
2700  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Your tax dollars at work on: May 10, 2005, 09:03:24 PM
Nice!  Meanwhile, I still can't afford to insure my family even though I'm making more money than I ever have in my life.  Even when I was unemployed we didn't qualify for medical assistance because I was not the right ethnicity (or so I was told at the time).

 :roll:
2701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revenge of the Sith - Anyone else getting it? on: May 09, 2005, 03:50:41 PM
Yup.  I concur with AgtFox.  This game would score way higher if they would have included live support, btw.  lightsaber duels online would have been SWEET.
2702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire 98%??? on: May 08, 2005, 04:53:29 AM
Hell, I was surprised when I saw it- that's the highest score this site has ever given a game!  I don't think Ron gave it that score lightly...

Basically, though, all it boils down to the fact that he just liked it a helluva lot more than you do.
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revenge of the Sith - Anyone else getting it? on: May 08, 2005, 02:20:30 AM
Hmnnn... just finished the single player (not yet the bonus ending, tho) and I'm starting to think that I should've rented, not bought.  My estimate of the game is now closer to a 75 or 80.  multiplayer is still pretty fun, tho
2704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Revenge of the Sith - Anyone else getting it? on: May 07, 2005, 09:43:10 PM
I'm mostly through the single player and I'd say I pretty much agree with the team xbox review for the most part.  I'd rate it a solid 80, with an 85-87 score for those that are rabid star wars fans like myself.  It actually reminds me of the spiderman 2 game in some ways- wonderful execution in some parts (combat system is fun as hell) but some gameplay issues like too much repetition in enemies.

I wish it was live enabled so that we could go head-to head against each other with the splendid lightsaber combat system!!
2705  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm Rick James! on: May 05, 2005, 04:06:40 PM
What about season 2 dvds?  Are they delaying that as well?

Is Dave getting too damn big for his britches, now?  This doesn't bode well....
2706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Hero Falls- Episode III music video on: May 01, 2005, 06:21:58 PM
well, considering it's mostly footage from the trailer (slightly expanded), I wouldn't consider it spoiler material.

It's not like the ending is any mystery...
2707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A Hero Falls- Episode III music video on: May 01, 2005, 05:00:08 PM
http://www.starwars.com/episode-iii/release/trailer/10.html

ok, I'm getting ravenous for this movie.  Advance buzz is extremely positive for this one, even with all of the skeptisism.
2708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever find a game you were TOO good at? on: April 29, 2005, 08:52:20 PM
Kohan.

Of course, working for the company that made it  contributed greatly, but when I started beating the programmers and the owner of the company regularly subsequent patches tended to nerf some of my tactics....

Still, it was fun handing my boss' ass to him every now and then biggrin
2709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 controlers... Windows Compatible! on: April 28, 2005, 06:10:18 AM
Oh hell yeah.
2710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 27, 2005, 11:23:07 PM
Crowley, I couldn't agree with you more.

Oh wait, yes I can:

2711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kevin Smith has seen Episode III... on: April 27, 2005, 06:01:27 PM
Quote from: "Abaddon"
Anyone know when the new animated Clone Wars chapters will start airing. They've already shown episode 21 and 22 in the UK but I have not seen anything yet here in the states frown.


Try, like, a month ago?  They were way better than the first batch IMO.  I'm sure they'll repeat 'em as the movie gets closer.
2712  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Kevin Smith has seen Episode III... on: April 27, 2005, 05:01:06 PM
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"Revenge of the Sith" is, quite simply, fucking awesome. This is the "Star Wars" prequel the haters have been bitching for since "Menace" came out, and if they don't cop to that when they finally see it, they're lying.


http://viewaskew.com/theboard/viewtopic.php?t=32494

Spoilers, so beware.

I can't  wait!!!!!!!
2713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 26, 2005, 01:50:03 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I truly and honestly hope you arent taking the position that, sans Fonda, they would have been at a complete and total loss of propaganda material.  PLEASE say that isnt the case.


How in the hell can you draw that assumption from what I said?  I never made any such assertion.  The footage w/ Jane Fonda made for an arguably better propaganda tool, certainly, but I'm sure that they, like us, were churning it out at a regular pace.

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If she didnt do something foolish, she wouldnt be apologizing now, huh?  Your problem is in thinking Im defending her; Im not.  Im saying she expressed her opinion, as was (and is) her right to do.  Im not saying that she was right, Im just saying she has just as much right to have a well thought out and intelligent opinion as she does a poorly formed and stupid one.


And I agree with that assertion.  It's just when you go to and cavort with the enemy in their own country be prepared for the backlash it's going to cause.  And be prepared to be called a traitor.

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So when you go and start flaming someone on an internet forum because their opinion doesnt fall in lockstep with yours, it just serves to make you sound like a fool.


I seem to recall my involvement in this diatribe starting with pointing out that your comparisons to GWB and Christian saints to be fallacious.  So, who's the more foolish?

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So it's alright for our nation's leaders to have lavish dinners with the leaders of China, Saudi Arabia, etc., and to accept large monetary donations from them, but for a celebrity to behave in a similar manner is somehow a different moral issue?


Of course it's alright for our nation's leaders to have lavish dinners with the leaders of China, Saudi Arabia, etc.- it's part of their job, and it's called diplomacy.  Why can't you see the distinction between political leaders and celebrities?

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Ah, I see.  They can inform themselves, they just have to shut up if you dont like what they have to say.


Again, you are putting words in my mouth.  I have never stated that anyone should shut up- including you.

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Oh yeah, Im the one sounding foolish.  Tell 007 I said "hi"


I said military intelligence, not counter-intelligence.  Is it so far a reach that I may know a few people who are actually in the military?

And with that, I'm done with this little distraction.  I'll just keep on refuting Unbreakable's inaccuracies and straw men, and he'll just keep on making personal attacks.  I'm bored now.
2714  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 25, 2005, 11:59:45 PM
from dictionary.com:

fallacious

adj 1: containing or based on a fallacy; "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument" [syn: unsound]

Now, if I had spelled it 'fellatious'.... unibrow
2715  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 25, 2005, 07:41:40 PM
Quote from: "Unbreakable"
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
My point, since you seem to have trouble figuring out, is that nobody here mentioned anything about forgiving GWB or Christian saints of anything, selectively or otherwise

Really?  I thought I did.


Clarification: Nobody else.

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Ah, I see.  She should have kept her opinions to herself, at home, while barefoot and pregnant.

This is what I said: "Had she made her political statement at home, or in any other country other than the one that we were at war with, I would think nothing of it."  I fail to see how that can be interpeted to the extreme that you suggest.  I never implied that she should not be allowed to speak out against the war, that she not wear shoes, or that she was required to have a bun in the oven.

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And besides, the fact that the enemy used her picture as propaganda wasnt exactly under her control, was it?  OMG, the enemy is attacking our moral position!  Those bastards!  How dare they!


The fact that she enabled herself to be used as a propaganda tool has been admitted even by her.  And said propaganda was not meant for us, but for the soldiers fighting against us.

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I never realized people's opinions should be based geographically before.


No, but where you are making a political statement can certainly lend weight to that statement.  By posing with North Vietnamese soldiers with military hardware that was likely used against US soldiers, she effectively said to the world that she was on their side, not that she was merely protesting what our country was doing.  Whether that's what she meant to do or not is irrelevant, it doesn't take rocket science to figure out that doing that doesn't help the cause she purportedly believed in.

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Ah, implying drug use.  Thats a pretty intellectual statement on your part.
 

It's called a figure of speech.  Since you can't get past that, let me translate and further elaborate: If you think it's a good idea for celebrities to go party it up with our enemies and give them (inadvertently or not) some juicy footage of them posing with soldiers that had in all likelyhood killed at least one of their countrymen within a week, then you are delusional.

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And it's amazing how you create this analogy between people informing themselves and treason.  If there isnt anything wrong being done, an honest person would welcome the scrutiny.  I wonder what they are trying to hide?

I created no such analogy.  One can inform oneself without being treasonous

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obviously, you've been there, so I'm eagerly awaiting your first-hand account of what it is really like.

One could easily say the same to you.


So I'm guessing you see how ridiculous your assumptions of what is and isn't going on over there are?  I at least have friends that have/ are serving over there or are in the military intelligence community, so I am getting some first-hand information.

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Because they are displaying the exact same callous behavior you find at fault with Fonda.  I dont see how comparing Vietnam to Iraq is 'totally unrelated'.


See my above statement about the apple and the clown's nose.
2716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 25, 2005, 06:10:42 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
It isnt a weak or sham argument, it is a parallel example (and a pretty fair one, in my opinion).  The fact that the reasoning behind the opposing point of view is weak isnt my fault.  But, in typical zealot fashion, continue attacking the questioner rather than the question.


Saying that the forgiveness of GWB's 'draft-dodging' is a parallel example to forgiveness of Jane Fonda's treasonous acts is like saying an apple is a parallel example of a clown's nose because they are both red.

That is, the resemblance is so superficial as to not have any relevance at all.
2717  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 25, 2005, 06:06:36 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
My point, since you seem to have trouble figuring it out, was that there is a whole lot of 'selective forgiveness' going around.

My point, since you seem to have trouble figuring out, is that nobody here mentioned anything about forgiving GWB or Christian saints of anything, selectively or otherwise

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After reading the actual facts (if we choose to accept sopes, which I have never found a reason not to), she made two mistakes in judgement.  One, she went to Vietnam and voiced disent of what was going on over there.  Which, last I checked, was perfectly within her rights as an American citizen.


Clarification- she went to North Vietnam and voiced dissent.  Had she made her political statement at home, or in any other country other than the one that we were at war with, I would think nothing of it.  No, she got her yuks at the expense of our troops and gave our enemy a fine little piece of propaganda.


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As for any supposed straw man, perhaps you should look up what that term actually means before you accuse someone of using it.  You should go back and read your posts to see how asinine they sound.

And yet you offer up not just one, but two more fallacious arguments further into this post.

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It is actually a shame nobody is serving the same function now, pointing out the abuses (on both sides) going on over in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We are getting a very whitewashed version of the 'news' over here, and IMO it is doing a grave disservice not just to the country, but to the servicemen who are living and dying over there.

Funny, I get a lot of my information from sources other than the mass media, and most of them claim it isn't nearly as bad as the news makes it out to be.  That's not to say bad shit isn't happening, but it's not nearly as widespread or catastrophic as the news might portray it to be.  And frankly, if you are suggesting that more celebrities should come forth and help create propoganda for those killing our troops in Iraq, you need to lay off the fucking pipe.

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The biggest tragedy there, IMO, is how much danger they are all in, while over here everybody thinks Baghdad, Iraq in general, and Afghanistan are as cozy and safe as the suburb Vanilla Ice grew up in.  So when we have people shipping home with PTSD, everyone is going to thing "Iraq?  WTF went on over there that was so bad?  The Mission was Accomplished a long time ago."

obviously, you've been there, so I'm eagerly awaiting your first-hand account of what it is really like.

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IMO, the sins of Jane Fonda are no worse than those of Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, etc, who are demonstrating just as bad of a disregard to the nature of combat over there, but even worse is that they are in a position to do something about it.  But they wont, because it's already "Mission Accomplished".  Too bad, no body armor for GI Joe, cuz Haliburton's investors need bigger houses and new sports cars.


Why, oh why do you feel the need to compare Jane Fonda to people or entities who are involved in events totally unrelated to the conversation at hand?
2718  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 25, 2005, 06:33:39 AM
Unbreakable, when you can keep the straw men out of your arguments, stop making blanket assumptions regarding any of our political or religious leanings, and actually educate yourself as to what the hell you are talking about, we might actually have an intelligent and polite discussion.

Seriously, what the hell do George W Bush and Christian saints have to do with Jane Fonda?  Going back and re-reading your posts is almost comical.
2719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 25, 2005, 01:26:27 AM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
I guess I would need to hear factual info at this point, rather than rumors.

At any rate, not forgiving someone after an apology has been given isnt a very Christian position to take, especially given the long list of saints who started their careers by killing Christians.


I'm sorry, but WTF do Christians have to do with it?!?!  Any other bullshit comparisons you plan on ponying up?
2720  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Jane Fonda's face is used as a spittoon on: April 24, 2005, 03:55:32 AM
Who said anything about Bush?  Draft dodging?  How do you dodge the draft by joining the military?  

I'm sorry, but there isn't anyone on either side of the political fence who thinks that what Jane Fonda did back then wasn't worthy of the brand of traitor.  Her trying to play it off like it was nothing to the press these days frankly disgusts me, and I'm sure it opens up a lot of old animosities with the people who actually had to watch that happen, especially vets.  You don't just do what she did and expect to live it down.  ever.
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