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  1. Watched the E3 trailer. I felt slightly underwhelmed about it considering the vast majority of it was cutscenes and the ingame footage seemed uninteresting.
  2. What I'm concerned about is the timing of all this. We've had this information on hand now for almost five years, and internet conspiracy theorists have been doing their thing for just as long. But now, seemingly out of nowhere, it's starting to gain a lot of momentum. Why now?
  3. The problem with this entire discussion is that no one can freely debate topic because even the suggestion that its a conspiracy means you're insulting national heroes and are instantly and forever an unpatriotic blaspheming heretic.
  4. Although I, too, am fairly resistent to conspiracy theories, some of the conjectures made in that video are nonetheless convincing. However, the fact that I find to be most troubling is this: 4 and a half years we still haven't "found" Osama. I think we know exactly where he is, or he's working for us. We have technology that can see people through walls, hear conversations a mile away, and satellites that can read your newspaper from space(and god knows what else sitting in the basement of some NSA lab somewhere), and most importantly, we have the best and brightest people on the face of the earth with that technology in their hands, and they're trying to tell us that they can't find 1 guy riding around in the desert? That would be almost, ALMOST believable if it weren't for the fact that he also has enough time to leisurely sit around and make movies and deliver them to local TV stations. And in these videos, he has nigh a scratch on his face or speck of dust on his perfectly white turban. It's a pretty impressive feat for a man that's "on the run" for almost five years from the best intelligence on earth to carry around a portable movie studio, makeup salon, and have his entire wardrobe regularly dry-cleaned. There's no ****ing way. I call bullshit.
  5. Personally, I think Oblivion is a great and masterfully constructed game. It has its imperfections to be sure, but I think it has more than enough personality to make up for it.
  6. If we go down, everyone goes down. Before all the doomsday heralds rejoice at the demise of the United States, they ought to remember that.
  7. I don't know. From what I've read about Vista, it just sounds like WinXP with some neato skins. Am I missing something?
  8. Everyone just needs to give up their peace fantasies and accept the fact that people will always kill other people until the end of the human ****ing race. This is going to go on and on until all the muslims are exterminated or we are all exterminated. And then even after that, we'll find something else equally stupid and outrageous to get pissed off about and it starts all over again. It's how we've defined our entire history and all we know how to do. So get over it.
  9. I think you're just wasting cash at this point. The 6600 is going out of style quick, and is just barely hanging on as it is. 6 months from now it'll be useless. Besides, the 4x is acting as quite a serious bottleneck on your videocard, so I'm not sure if you'll see much, or any, improvement. My advice is to just save your cash and go for a full upgrade. I just built my new comp (pretty beastly) for $800.
  10. I finally got around to trying the 14 day trial. I quit after a couple hours. Seemed like a generic MMO with a spaceship faceplate.
  11. I didn't read the books, and as such, am not a fan. So I wasn't really sure what I was getting into when I saw it. I thought this movie was godawful bad. The witch is your stereotypical evil lady, the kids were annoying (Let's all giggle for no apparent reason!), and the plot? Where shall I begin? *spoilers* Okay, so the kids are going to be kings/queens because of "The Prophecy"? Hmm...that's a ripoff of...oh I dunno, every story ever? Lame. And then the lion guy dies and comes back to life because of some utterly random unexplained bullshit they pulled out of the hat? He basically just gets up and says "lol the witch is such a noob." WTF?! The two girls do absolutely nothing in the movie, and the two boys who can barely hold a sword in the beginning are suddenly master combat swordsmen in the end battle with no training whatsoever. *spoilers* I could continute to cut the story to ribbons, but I'm going to stop there on account of not being a nit-picker. So yeah, I give this movie a -50/10.
  12. Sounds like The Core 2005 Edition.
  13. Well, hey. I don't mean to belittle you, Prez. If that's what works for you, then go for it. As long as you're happy, that's all that really matters. As for me, it just scares the shit out of me to even entertain the notion for a second. That's the only thing I'm really afraid of. That my life will go by and I'll have done nothing with it. I don't want to end up like my parents did, y'know? Killing yourself everyday in an office and coming home and getting plastered just to make your life bearable, because you're too afraid to do anything about it. There's got to be another way to go about your life than under the thumb of some oppressive ******* who gets rich off of YOUR hard work. There HAS to be more. There HAS to be something better than that. And goddamnit, I'm going to find it. Sorry if I got emotional and perhaps overreacted. That's a very touchy subject for me. And about the soccermom thing, there's nothing wrong with rasing your children. My father's wife used to be a pretty cool chick. But when she gave birth to my sister and became a full-time mommy, her life ended. Her journey is over. She is now a passenger in her daughter's. She didn't really have anything in her life before she got married, and it's like she gave up the keys before she even got in the car. And although I'm sure people disagree, to me, that's just a waste. And uh... what did any of this have to do with Rockstar?
  14. Wow. Good job making an uncalled-for personal attack, Hellbinder. But as for your point, no, working a 9-5 job is not what I call a fulfilling life, and I'm doing everything I can to stay out of that rut that so many fall into. I refuse to be like my mother and her boyfriend: working some cubicle office job in the ass-end of nowhere, completely broken and defeated by life, just trying to make it through the day. No ambition. No desire to move forward. Just trying to make ends meet. Just going to work and doing the same shit job every day for 30 ****ing years. I refuse, and I'll burn in hell before I turn into that. Raising your kids is by no means a pointless endeavor. However, these people that I speak of Hellbinder, live their lives with no purpose other than to reproduce and die, with menial hobbies like making scrapbooks of long-gone memories of how small and innocent their children used to be to pass the time. That is one of the worst things I can possibly imagine: having boredom be your only reason for getting out of bed, and to spawn more confused and aimless clones of yourself hoping they have more luck than you did. As for me, I'm a bit young to know exactly what I want to do with my life. I do, however, have a crystal-clear picture of what I DON'T want. You hear people talk about how the years fly on by. Is it because they do, or is it because people are too willing to settle into the ordinary, and live in the fog of mediocrity? Do I want to be another guy who wakes up and realizes he's 55 and wonders where his life went? To have nothing to look back on but pictures and fond memories? Shit no.
  15. Everyone has a certain morbid attraction to carnage that they don't talk about. How else can you explain rubbernecking on the highway? GTA has this sick, unspoken appeal to it because it allows us to do all the things we would never even dare to do in real life, and without consquence. I'm sure everyone here has had a day where they came home from their job fuming mad and wished they could go back to work and kill everyone. Well, we know you can't do that, but hey, here's GTA in your PS2. I don't view violent videogames as helping to spawn decadence in our society. It often times is a good way to express those deep and buried angry fantasies we don't talk about. But hey, if you don't condone violent videogames (much in the same way, I'm strictly against my own use of drugs and alcohol in any form), well more power to you, man. But as far who "has business" playing it, I think that depends solely on the individual. I was probably about 14 when I got GTA3. However, my parents trusted me to let me play this game because they knew that I understood it was simply a game and nothing more. Not all 14 year olds have their head about their shoulders like I did, so having generalized age groups is not a good way to go about this. However, as this example has taught, people are too stupid to make this decision on their own, so I guess we have to stick to it.
  16. What does an astronaut do when they get a message from mission control while in space: "Hey guys. Another chunk of foam fell off your shuttle and broke a tile again. Good luck on re-entry, lolz! TTYLh, you might want to say goodbye to your family."
  17. I did work retail. I worked in an arts and crafs store, and there I witnessed the worst kind of customer. The uesless coupon-clipping soccermom that's angry and disgruntled because her life has lost all purpose. Those are truly sad souls to behold, my friends.
  18. Yes, Rockstar got lazy and simply disabled something that should have been removed entirely. But its still painfully obvious that this old geezer is just jumping on the "video-games killed my baby" bandwagon to make a quick buck. She bought the game for her grandkid quite some time ago, and had no complaints about senseless killing, hookers, drug consumption, gangs, and lastly car theft. But now "OMG SEX GAME WITH SHODDY CHARACTER MODELS WITH THEIR CLOTHES ON OMG!! MY GRANDSON'S INNOCENCE IS STOLEN! DAMN YOU!" My disgust with people continues to reach new heights each and every day. I swear to god when I get out of college with my engineering degree I'm going to build an army of terminators and kill pretty much everybody with them. I mean seriously, what else do people want? There's a label on the box clearly stating what age-group this game is for. Maybe we should just remove the boxart for all video games and instead place a giant warning label in its place. Maybe that'll catch somebody's attention. But probably not. Oh well. The old coot will probably win, too? I mean why not. We have people suing McDonalds because they spilled their coffee on themselves. We have people suing fast-food chains for making them fat. "Video-games turned my son into a raving psycho?" Sure, why not.
  19. This subject riles up my disgust with people every time I hear it. THE GAME IS CALLED "GRAND THEFT AUTO" for Christ's sake. Also, there are pictures on the box clearly depicting gangs, firearms, and drive-by shootings. Take all of this and couple it with the fact that it has M rating for people ages 17+, and it should be comically obvious that THIS GAME IS NOT FREAKIN' MARIO KART! Don't buy it for your damn kids! ...Sorry. I get a little upset about this issue. Money-grubbing low-lives and irresponsible parents just get my goat every time.
  20. Well hey, don't get me wrong here. I love explosions just as much as the next guy, but I thought the plot had quite a bit of potential, and that maybe it wouldn't have to degenerate into standard action fair. Guess that's what I get for getting my hopes up, hmm?
  21. I enjoyed it. Not an oscar winning film, but pretty decent. The advertising was a bit annoying but it didn't pull me out of the film, so to speak. The only problem I had was that after they escaped, all the "thought-provoking" material came to a hault and then it was just explosions, explosions, explosions. There didn't need to be so many action scenes and the movie didn't need to be that long.
  22. And as soon as someone from MS sees the screens of who's name is on his Dad's business card, guess who isn't gonna have a job anymore? Good job, kid. You just put your family in the homeless shelter.
  23. The movie was awesome except for the god-awful ending. Seriously, wtf. I know that's how the book ends but that was just lame. Something completely unrelated comes out of left field and ends the movie. I think if they cut out the last scene and just had a blank screen with text that said "And then Bazooka-wielding Jesus came from the sky and smote the aliens" it would be equally spontaneous and random and probably more satisfying.
  24. It's a solid game, but even me being a BF fanatic, I don't think I'm going to get it. I'm not sure why. It doesn't do anything wrong. In fact it does most things right. But it just seems so "Bleh" to me. I remember the first time I played BF42. Oh god I didn't come out of my basement for weeks. That game was my life for a very long time. BF2 is good and all, but it just doesn't have that magic. Like you guys said, it feels like a really pretty version of Desert Combat (with non-crappy netcode). Been there, done that I guess. It's probably just the realization that this is just the same BF42 i've been playing for how many years now, except they changed the BAR1918 to the M16 and called it a new game.
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