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2681  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
2682  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!!
2683  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....
2684  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...
2685  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.
2686  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
2687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 controlers... Windows Compatible! on: April 28, 2005, 06:10:18 AM
Oh hell yeah.
2688  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:

2689  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.
2690  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!!!!!!!
2691  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.
2692  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
2693  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.
2694  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.
2695  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?
2696  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.
2697  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?
2698  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.
2699  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Adobe Buys Macromedia FAQ in Plain English on: April 23, 2005, 05:52:49 PM
Yeah, but fireworks is likely to get dumped for imageready, which is a steaming pile
2700  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Adobe Buys Macromedia FAQ in Plain English on: April 23, 2005, 05:17:27 PM
Yeah, this could potentially turn my workflow on it's head in the future.

good thing I started getting into video editing....
2701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360: So ya want backwards compatability? It'll cost you on: April 20, 2005, 03:41:13 AM
If this is true (and I'm definitely taking an "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude here), for me it is a moot point anyway.  I will not own a next generation xbox unless it has a hard-drive anyway.  That was one of the selling points of my current xbox.  that and online play.
2702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phantom Dust : Best Crack Ever?? on: April 19, 2005, 02:51:37 PM
my review is up: http://www.consolegold.com/Reviews/review/377.html
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phantom Dust : Best Crack Ever?? on: April 13, 2005, 05:00:30 PM
Quote from: "Qbe"
Is this game worth playing if you don't have Live?


Yes.  I had a friend over to test split-screen and had a BLAST.  Single player is loads of fun, too.  The real draw is definitely multiplayer, tho
2704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phantom Dust : Best Crack Ever?? on: April 13, 2005, 02:46:35 PM
Expect my review of this to go up in the next couple of days.  biggrin
2705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The anything BUT Jade Empire discussion thread on: April 13, 2005, 12:44:20 AM
Some Names:

Hung Long
Sho Nuff
Ped Xing
Egg Shen
Lo Pan
Wang Chung
2706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you post at the Octopus Overlords too ? on: April 12, 2005, 03:44:14 AM
I lurk over there sometimes, but I've never registered or have posted.  It's not necessarily out of loyalty to here or anything, more that I just havn't found a thread I've felt motivated enough to register to post in.  Mostly I just poke around every now and then to see if there's any sign of them actually doing something with the site.  Every thread that starts off as a serious discussion about the direction the site is going ends up like the end of a 70s sitcom- somebody cracks a joke and the laughtrack starts.  But instead of the credits rolling, someone else cracks a joke and the laughtrack starts again, ad infinitum.  It just strikes me as a little, well, masturbatory.  Seriously, the 'meta-forum' might as well be called 'circle-jerk'.  Now, that may come off as harsh, but I was honestly hoping for something more interesting than that over there.  I watched the 'Artist wanted' thread for weeks as it devolved into an MS paint scribble war and eventually left in disgust.  I would have offered my help with their art needs out of loyalty to Gone Gold alone if I thought they had any focus on making that site more than just a forum of ex- gone-golders stuck in the same rut Gone Gold was in before it's demise.

And that's all I'm going to say on the matter.  I've kept that in for a while mostly because I don't want to rankle the cross posters and fine people running OO, I have nothing against them.  I'm just disappointed they haven't taken the opportunity they've been given to turn that site into something better than the lowest point of the awesome site that was Gone Gold.
2707  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / More song fun on: April 08, 2005, 07:33:44 PM
I've got my pride.
I drink my wine.
I drink only the finest 'cept I haven't had a drop in several months- or were it years.
2708  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / More song fun on: April 08, 2005, 03:16:01 PM
"They call me Mr. Knowitall, I am so eloquent.  Perfection is my middle name, and whatever rhymes with eloquent!"
2709  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sin City- The Movie on: March 30, 2005, 12:32:19 AM
Word is that Paramount is eyeing how well Sin City does this weekend to give them an indication on how they approach Watchmen- if it does do good, then perhaps we might see how more comic related films adhering much closer to their source material in the future....
2710  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sin City- The Movie on: March 28, 2005, 06:02:10 PM
Actualy, the way I hear it, Miller actually wasn't on set co-directing so much as Rodriguez was adhering so close to the comics, pulling it almost frame by frame from them, that he felt Miller deserved the credit of co-director, which is why the DGA was saying no way.

I read an interview a few months back where he was talking about doing Madman after this, with Mike Allred in the same capacity as Frank was for this film, which I'm really damn excited about as Madman is one of my all-time faves.  There has also been discussion recently about doing another Sin City movie as well.

Rodriguez is cool as shit- I got to see him speak at SXSW a couple of years back.  A very down to earth laid-back individual whom I could see myself just hanging out with and bouncing crazy ideas off of each other till the wee hours of the morning.  I'm glad he's giving the finger to the bullshit system that Hollywood perpetuates, especially now that he's actually come out with a solid movie like this.
2711  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sin City- The Movie on: March 28, 2005, 05:15:21 PM
Wow.  I caught a screening of this on Friday and I and everybody I saw it with can't stop talking about it.  Rodriguez has a Pulp Fiction level hit on his hands here, and I suspect it will do incredibly well at the box office as soon as word gets out.  It is by far his best work to date and a damn fine movie.  So far the only negative review on Rotten Tomatoes basically bitches about the genre rather than the movie (ok, your'e going to complain about the lack of moral fibre of the characters in a noir film called Sin City?  what?!?!?), but I suspect it'll end up in the mid to high 90's once all the reviews come in.

Seriously a must-see movie.  I smell a sleeper hit.
2712  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / It's my birthday- let's get some games on! on: March 06, 2005, 05:30:11 PM
Hey all, today is my birthday, and I plan on gaming pretty much nonstop unibrow . Currently, I'm giving my new copy of Oddworld Stranger a spin, but want to get some online action this afternoon and evening. If anyone is interested, my online gaming consists of the following: xbox- halo2, crimson skies, godzilla save the earth, and unreal champ 2 demo (really wanna give this a spin). PC- Half Life 2 (and CS:S), UT2K4 (which I've been itching to play again), Kohan 2, and Axis & Allies.

Anyone down for some gaming?
2713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trailer on: February 27, 2005, 12:19:09 AM
That trailer took me from slightly worried and trying to play down my enthusiasm to OMFG I GOTTA SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!.

best.  trailer.  ever!!!!!! unibrow
2714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox RPG's - the future just got **much** brighter.... on: February 24, 2005, 09:47:52 PM
Quote from: "Qbe"
So does this mean that the Xbox is now going to end up with a bunch of Final Fantasy clones in an attempt to compete with the Playstation for the RPG market?  I hope not.


And for those of us without a Playstation this is a bad thing? :\
2715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox RPG's - the future just got **much** brighter.... on: February 24, 2005, 09:23:50 PM
Chances are this will open up the Japanese market a bit more as well.....
2716  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Post Padding at its finest... on: February 24, 2005, 06:08:28 PM
Why?  because we actually talk about stuff that's important?  unibrow
2717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Its time.... "What are you playing?" on: February 24, 2005, 03:57:05 PM
I'll be on this evening for the UC2 demo action w/ Ron.

I just finished Half Life 2 (love it!), THUG2, and tinkering a bit with my son's copy of Pikimin.  Plan to finish up Halo 2 soon.  My b-day is coming up and I'm wondering what to ask for, as I've decided to spend all day drinking beer, napping, and playing video games.... biggrin
2718  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [Live] Unreal Championship 2 demo - 2/19/05 on: February 20, 2005, 02:49:01 AM
I do!  I wanna give it a shot!
2719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Loonatics? [Updated with more loathsome images!] on: February 19, 2005, 12:58:33 AM
They even have different names-
    * Slick (Wile E. Coyote)
    * Roadster (Road Runner)
    * Spaz (Taz)
    * Lexi (Lola Bunny)
    * Duck (Daffy Duck)
    * Buzz (Bugs Bunny)

oh, but wait, there's even a promo:
http://kiyone.blogspot.com/2005_02_13_kiyone_archive.html#110875875151642900

You thought Space Jam and Looney Tunes Back In Action raped your childhood?  puke  puke

This is for you WB, first for cancelling Angel and now especially for this:
 finger  finger  finger  finger  finger
2720  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Loonatics? [Updated with more loathsome images!] on: February 18, 2005, 08:52:20 PM
so, basically, they have turned them into power rangers.

where's my big-ass rolly eyes.....
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