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2721  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
2722  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....
2723  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.
2724  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
2725  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
2726  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
2727  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
2728  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.
2729  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.
2730  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!"
2731  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....
2732  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.
2733  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.
2734  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?
2735  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
2736  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? :\
2737  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.....
2738  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
2739  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
2740  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!
2741  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
2742  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.....
2743  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Internet Explorer 7 this summer on: February 17, 2005, 06:20:11 AM
pretty much every current browser has tabs- opera, safari, camino, netscape, etc.

shouldn't be a problem.

besides, Firefox is open source, isn't it?
2744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP pics ... holy *@#$%^&*!!! (56K warning) on: February 16, 2005, 04:21:37 PM
no, it's definitely photoshopped, and poorly too- you can see the edges of the image underneath.
2745  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Internet Explorer 7 this summer on: February 16, 2005, 03:13:04 AM
Yeah, I'm anxious to hear this too- what changes?
2746  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Email App? on: February 15, 2005, 05:48:30 PM
Oh, and I have 50 gmail invites if anyone wants one....
2747  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Email App? on: February 15, 2005, 04:40:07 PM
there is a gmail alert program you can install, I think
2748  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 2/15/05 on: February 15, 2005, 04:12:39 PM
If you like mindfuck style movies then go with Donnie Darko.  I loved it, and have been eagerly awaiting the director's cut for some time.  The soundtrack is awesome as well (same guy did the soundtrack for Wonderfalls, btw)

It's one of those movies that my wife and I actually watched 2 or 3 times back to back and discussed at long length for days afterward.
2749  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Email App? on: February 15, 2005, 04:08:25 PM
I used to use thunderbird, but then I got gmail.  best spam filters I've seen yet, and the service just keeps on getting better.  threaded emails rock!
2750  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / You guys have all worked so hard, it's time for a break on: February 15, 2005, 02:48:11 AM
heheheheh....

makes me want to imagineer something....
2751  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whow this forum is almost dead on: February 14, 2005, 03:28:25 AM
I guess what I was getting at was, I, personally, was tired of the 'hoppin' forum but nearly dead main site that Gone Gold had become.  I loved it when both aspects of the site were alive and kicking, when content was updated almost DAILY.  I did the forum only thing during that decline, hoping that one day, there would be another Roll Call, or game review, or weekly value....  Coming here was a welcome change for me.

Forgive me for attempting to marginalize this forum, I misspoke.  I think that the best representation of this site relies on both reader interaction as well as original site content equally.  I guess I'm just a little more partial to front end of things 'cause that's what I spend the most time on.  biggrin
2752  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What happened to 94.9 Zeta??! on: February 14, 2005, 01:04:37 AM
same thing happened here in Houston.  same damn name even.

Not that I cared TOO much for the station it replaced (radio is currently a wasteland of mediocrity), but I liked it a lot better than the one that supplanted it.
2753  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whow this forum is almost dead on: February 13, 2005, 10:14:24 PM
Quote from: "gameoverman"

Plus, you might want to have a sticky at the top of each forum with a brief snippet of relevant(ie PC news in the Pc gaming forum, General news in off topic, etc) news for the day, and links to the pages with full coverage of that news.  

That way people in the forums can keep up to date without actually leaving the forums, unless there is news that they want to leave for.  


See, for all of us hard working staff members, the main site actually comes before the forums in importance, and we strive to make it the same way for our readers.  Putting the top news in a forum thread not only would give us more work, but totally defeats the purpose.  

Don't get me wrong, i love having a good forum to post in, but these forums are just a small fraction of what's going on with this site. Mind you, we do have plans for more compelling and original front page content to complement our in-depth game reviews, but the forum is definitely a small part of a much bigger picture.
2754  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cell Phones - Need recomendations on Service and Phone on: February 11, 2005, 02:22:59 AM
hate HATE HATE  T-Mobile.  They got into the habit of shutting my phone off before I ever got a bill in the mail- basing the shut-off ion the bill I was going to get a few days later.  drove me fucking batshit crazy.

I switched to at&t, which I liked, but they got bought by cingular, and I had to make the switch-off a few days ago.  so far, I like the fact that the added cingular coverage in the merged network actually includes my house (unlike at&t's spotty coverage only here) and the fact that I got a spiffy new phone out of it.  So far so good.
2755  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Any interest in resurrecting an Xbox Live night? on: February 08, 2005, 02:26:10 AM
I'm there!
2756  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Martial arts on: January 24, 2005, 05:47:18 PM
Ok, I'm getting a serious case of deja vu here- didn't this horse get beat to death already?
2757  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / POLL: for those who did NOT vote for GWB on: January 23, 2005, 05:18:00 PM
Ok, I've been holding off on this, but this thread really deserves a big fuckin
2758  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Electronic Entertainment Expo - Who is going? on: January 21, 2005, 07:47:51 PM
I'm real excited about this one!  This is my first time to go since I worked for TimeGate and this'll be better since it's with the site.

Plus I'll finally get to meet some of these jokers I work with here face to face Tongue
2759  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Please sign this Metallica Petition on: January 20, 2005, 04:40:26 PM
While I don't refute that it's a word in german, the english language consists of words that have their roots in other languages, MANY other languages.

Regardless, the description fits  :p
2760  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fantastic Four Trailer on: January 19, 2005, 10:59:54 PM
Quote from: "CrayolaSmoker"
And, oddly enough, Alba looks orders of magnitude hotter in Sin City.


See, her role in Sin City is perfect casting- she can certainly come off as a hot slut.  Sue Storm is not a hot slut, she's a girl-next-door type.
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