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6761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: August 06, 2004, 06:21:22 PM
C'mon Half Life 2....

6762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Yu Gi Oh....the Movie? on: August 06, 2004, 06:19:35 PM
I was in the store last night and there was an article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal about how anime has influenced the current crop of Japanese-language students, and how they study like hell just to be able to translate anime correctly. smile Quite cool, and I can now say that anime has graced the front page of the Wall Street Journal in my lifetime. smile
6763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Console Gold Interviews - Our Readership on: August 03, 2004, 07:32:59 PM
Question: What did you do in the military before you became a civie like the rest of us? Or is that classified? :twisted:

Question: Has your life changed for the better since the inception of Console Gold?

/props up on elbows awaiting the response. biggrin
6764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Far Cry Mod SDK released on: August 03, 2004, 07:11:48 PM
after the wedding when life has settled down, I might actually give this a try. I'm imagining a Far Cry TC of E3 where you are a Console Golder trying to fight off hordes of mouth breathers all while trying to rescue the booth babes from the abyss of the Phantom booth.

Wait... that was my dream last night...
6765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Trailer Up on: August 03, 2004, 04:04:57 PM
Watch the original movies, then the revamped SE's from 97 and you'll notice that in the cantina Greedo shoots at Han, he miraculously dodges then shoots Greedo, versus Han just killing Greedo outright from the beginning. Something that showed Han was a badass not above killing criminals outright was then taken away so he's basically a good guy from the get-go. Stupid Lucas...

Apparently the only way to get the originals on DVD is to burn them myself with a converter but I'm not sure where I'd get one. smile
6766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Shaun of the Dead on: August 01, 2004, 05:35:12 PM
Click here for trailer.

This looks damn funny, and the word on the vine is that it does turn serious later in the film. Looks like we have another good character-based piece in which scary things happen. Man, I'm hoping that Hollywood keeps this trend up.
6767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 30, 2004, 04:04:51 PM
If it also starred "the skull who can act" then the movie was in 1984. slywink And if I'm right on this, I don't count as I had to look it up. smile
6768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Trailer Up on: July 30, 2004, 04:02:36 PM
Quote from: "Purge"
Ooo, that force grip with the breaking neck sound is gonna sound GREAT in my home theatre room... <drool>

Exactly what I was thinking, then I remembered I lack a home theater setup.


Personally, I think that trailer kicks the ass of the prequels combined. There is so much Jedi ass-whooping and Star Wars glory that I wonder why the hell Bioware and Obsidian weren't contracted to write the prequels in the first place?!?!? slywink
6769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 30, 2004, 04:00:52 PM
Angel Heart
6770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Batman Begins. This could be good on: July 29, 2004, 07:40:42 PM
The villains are The Scarecrow and Ra's Al-Ghul. Gary Oldman as Gordon is perfect casting. Throw in Michael Caine as Alfred and as noted Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and I'm there. It looks like they went back to the old "Batman: Year 1" original stories to re, ahem, vamp, the series and start over. If they remember that solid characters and NOT neon and over-the-top villains are the key to an enduring series, then it might just last. Batman is foremost a detective, then an ass-kicker second.
6771  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 29, 2004, 07:32:50 PM
Either that or what my wife-to-be is writing for her wedding vows to me.
6772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gmail invites available on: July 28, 2004, 09:15:26 PM
Ron, if you need one then gmail me at [email protected].
6773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gmail invites available on: July 28, 2004, 08:39:07 PM
The newer accounts aren't getting invites as Google is adding features and building the system. Give it a little bit, and I'm sure their next growth cycle will let people have invites again.
6774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 07:12:44 PM
"If I hear so much as a mouse fart in here the rest of the night, I swear by God and sonny Jesus you will all visit the infirmary. Every last motherfucker in here."

6775  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 28, 2004, 06:52:17 PM
Good call. smile The books are scattershot, some good, some terrible, most mediocre. Not having read the SW books is not a sign of not being a true geek. Not knowing who Sledge Hammer is, though, is a different story. :twisted:
6776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 06:50:43 PM
The Running Man.
6777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 06:41:36 PM
Quote from: "aledromo"
Goldfinger, baby.  That was Dink, no?

Booyah. Go for the next one, man.
6778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 28, 2004, 06:40:44 PM
That's like saying it meant something for them to kill Chewbacca off in the books. Hell no it didn't mean anything, because Chewie is always has been a visual character who speaks in roars. He's described ONLY in the books, and thus killing him off has no significance because he's a description-only character. Now, had Chewie died at the end of Jedi, it would have meant something wholely different. Han finding Chewie dying on the forest floor of Endor would have been sad beyond belief.

The books were once considered canon, though I wouldn't think so anymore. The later ones possibly, but I don't see how a lot of them can fit into the overall story now. Not to mention I stopped reading them a while back mainly due to the suck factor growing exponentially with each new book.  :twisted:
6779  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 06:29:50 PM
Whoever pegs this one will earn my respect for at least the rest of the day:

"My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!"

/throws down the gauntlet
6780  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 06:26:39 PM
Hudson Hawk? Gaaahhh!!!
6781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 06:26:15 PM
Quote from: "aledromo"

Why do I know that but not Khan?!?

Turn in your geek card, pronto.
6782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 04:50:24 PM
Ph34r mah skillz, f00lz.


Next one?
6783  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 28, 2004, 04:36:31 PM
Yeah, I don't quite get the setting up of uber-cool villains only to off them so quickly. I'd like the films to have consistent villains, then Anakin mows through all of them. smile The upcoming General Grievous looks like another one of them. Wheee.
6784  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 04:35:11 PM
6785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 04:30:42 PM
The quote was said about Kirstie Alley's character.
6786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 28, 2004, 04:13:50 PM
No one can get this? If not, I'll post the answer.
6787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 28, 2004, 04:12:55 PM
Where do I say the new ones were exciting? They're boring as hell, save for the Obi-Wan vs. Maul fight and the last half hour of "AOTC". smile I'm just pointing out the differences in the two styles of the series, not arguing the merits of them. It helped the first set when they had Lawrence Kasden as credited co-writer and Steven Spielberg and others as uncredited writers. Left alone, Lucas comes up with "It's course and rough."  :roll:
6788  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How often do you feed the habit? on: July 28, 2004, 04:10:47 PM
Dude, I get the urge once a week. smile When my Wife-To-Be and I started dating, it was the month that Morrowind, Freedom Force, Dungeon Siege, and Jedi Knight II all came out at the same time. Not sure why she stayed with me, to be honest.

Since then, I've tried to limit myself and Spider-Man 2 is the only game I've bought this year so far. Halo 2 looks to be the second. smile Praise CG and the free console gaming goodness. Yet another reason I can't wait to get this wedding over with- I'll have time to go back to reviewing. biggrin
6789  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 28, 2004, 03:32:58 PM
I'm not arguing that it's boring as hell, but consider the differences between the two series. The first series (prequels) is set in the heart of the Republic, where everything is about politics and policy and the corruption within, only on a galactic scale. Contrast this with the original series where everything was essentially set on the frontier, or galactic rim. Tattooine, Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah, Endor are all set in the far reaches of the galaxy where it's basically the Wild West. Compare that with the formalities and normalcy of Coruscant and Naboo, and you can see why the two series have such distinct feels.

That and Lucas sucks as a dialogue writer as Harrison Ford infamously remarked once, "You can write this shit, but you sure can't say it."
6790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 28, 2004, 01:33:20 PM
Quote from: "aledromo"
Mitch, if you weren't getting married already I'd propose.  Masterful insight.

That's frightening, and thank you.

I've heard that a lot was stolen from Asimov's Foundation series but I've never read that so I can't vouch for it. I can, however, vouch for him stealing a lot of ideas from Akira Kurisawa's "The Hidden Fortress" as I've seen it. A lot of similar things there, though the movie is sloooooow.
6791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVDs today on: July 28, 2004, 01:01:34 PM
Alright, I watched the first two episodes last night and laughed my head off. The series is silly, over the top, and gratuitous beyond belief. Perfect entertainment for a half-hour show!

"You've a perfect arrest record with over 1,000 people behind bars, regardless of whether they were guilty or not."
"They looked guilty to me."

"You just couldn't resist blowing up a building on your way in to work, could you Hammer?!?"

"Go bomb go, go bomb go!"

6792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 27, 2004, 10:24:16 PM
Quote from: "jimmyorr99"
does palpatine in his early days remind you alittle of hitler?

I think that was the point, though imagine it more as Nero presiding over the fall of the Roman Empire.
6793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / KOTOR 2 Trailer Up on: July 27, 2004, 10:23:11 PM

Who's your buddy? slywink
6794  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH on: July 27, 2004, 09:47:41 PM
That's because you have to consider the world as it was prior to Palpatine. He sensed the Republic was weak because it had become complacent. The Jedi had sealed themselves off in an ivory tower above all others, when the Force flows through every living thing. As such, the Jedi should, by default, be out among the people helping out and living as them, not revering themselves high above the normal people. The senate had become bogged down in formality and paperwork and nothing was getting accomplished. Into that a master politician comes and casually takes over, and does so legally. But he's also got to be a Force master to blind the Jedi to his plans. I'm hoping in the next one they show how he could blind the Jedi and how he got so powerful so quickly without anyone noticing.

The story of a complacent society handing the keys to the kingdom to an absolute ruler who promised better times (and that he would lay down the power he was granted) is what everything boils down to. An added bonus is how the most powerful person in the universe fell from grace, and through his son's love is redeemed and defeats the evil emperor.
6795  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVDs today on: July 27, 2004, 09:21:33 PM
I'm dying to see it tonight. I'll have to g-mail the Missus-To-Be and let her know I can't make dinner at her place tonight as I'll be at mine. smile
6796  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 27, 2004, 09:18:44 PM
Another quote from it is legendary on the Gone Gold boards. It's usually accompanied by a picture. smile
6797  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVDs today on: July 27, 2004, 07:33:37 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Uh.....not to put too fine a point on it, but uh...who the hell is that?

For all your Sledge Hammer needs.

It was hilarious when I was growing up, but like Alejandro I really hope it's aged well. The site has some hysterically funny bits though, especially "The Return." smile
6798  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVDs today on: July 27, 2004, 07:14:45 PM

That is all. biggrin
6799  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Looking for BGDA 2 on: July 27, 2004, 03:39:20 PM
I'm looking for Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2, mainly as I'm a completionist sicko. If anyone has it and is interested in a trade, please send some mail my way. [email protected] is probably the fastest way to get me. Thanks!
6800  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Movie Quote Game on: July 27, 2004, 03:13:12 PM
Alright, for my quote:

"She change her hair?"
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