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  1. DeepFreeze

    Stills from the DOOM movie

    I have an idea: how about we watch the damn movie before we start crying about how mucb the movie sucks. I mean, yeah, in all probability, it is going to suck, but lets at least give it a chance before we bash it too hard.
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    Game Development Conference roundtable ranting

    Absolutely brilliant. These gentlemen have some great ideas but how are any of them going to get into practice? I think the game industry is just too far gone to make it any better. I think one of those guys hit on the head when he said the industry is just going to get too stale and collapse, and have to be rebuilt. On the plus side, I have just gained a new respect for Warren Spector. Almost enough to forgive him for butchering Deus Ex, because I can kind of picture Eidos walking in there and saying "wow this is too complicated. Make it stupid and shitty to have more 'mass-market appeal.'"
  3. You know what, Doc? You're absolutely right. The thing is that it's inevitable no matter WHO is in charge. The American people are a bunch of sheepish cattle who believe and do anything that comes under the guise of patriotism. It was bound to happen sooner or later, 9/11 just set the process in motion. In the meantime, let's have some fun.
  4. Yes, but he's OUR dangerous man. And one does not mess with a dangerous man who has the most powerful military force in the world at his disposal.
  5. The world has beccome a place of global darwinism. There is no more shaking hands and being friends. We have all been set in our ways for hundreds of years and change isn't coming any time soon. And if it does ever come, it'll be too late to help any of us. In the mean time, we can't just sit here and take punches all day because we're afraid of hurting somebody's feelings. If they hit us, and we cower, they will be empowered by it, and that is the entire point behind terrorism. They're trying to be righteous, but in actuality they are bully side-kicks of the former Soviet Union in a world that left them behind long ago. They've had no purpose in their lives for 50 years and have only Islam to live for. However, those ideals can be perverted quite easily, and nothing is more dangerous than a man who believes god is on his side. So what do we do? We can just ignore it and pretend it's not happening. That didn't work. We can try blowing to them bits. That sort of worked for the time being. Now we're trying to win over their hearts and minds. This one NEVER works because it usually takes people more than a year or 2 to forget that we blew up their neighborhood and killed their whole family, but we always go back to that one when we run out of ideas. These people are undefeatable at the moment because they are fighting for something that is larger than themselves. They have a will that drives them on no matter what. We have to strike at that will. But where does it lie? What exactly is it that they're fighting for? Sure, we've all heard about the conflict between Israel and Palestine, but anyone with half a brain can see that it's regurgitated rhetoric to stir up the masses. Afterall, the Palestinians were the disowned bastard children of the Middle East until they needed an excuse to stir up trouble. The brains behind all of these terrorist organizations are working toward some higher goal, and until we find out what that is, we'll just have to rely on kicking ass.
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    Nanaca crash

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    Chain Gun Video

    Hey, I'm not saying I want to be there. I'm just saying it would be pretty funny to watch some of them get turned into giblets. Ogrish would be such a great site if it wasn't for all the spyware and whatnot.
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    Chain Gun Video

    Ahh...nice video. Now if they only had some footage of that being used on people...hmm...love.
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    ah l'amour

    That was pretty funny, and true. But I still think Rejected is his best.
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    Final Fantasy XI : Woot!

    Maybe this is just me, but does anyone else out there not understand how these kinds of games are fun? I mean, where is the merit in running up to random monsters, pressing A and watching attack animations until something dies? It would be one thing to pay $50 for that game, but to pay $50 just for the ability to open the box and then another (at least) $10 per month just to play? Hah! I might consider delving into this genre eventually if they ever make a real skill-based MMORPG, but... are there any on the horizon?
  11. I can't think of a single thing the UN has done for anyone. It is absolutely useless. Even if they did come up with a good idea or two sometime in the organization's history, they have no power to enforce it. Axe it.
  12. That may be the funniest thing I've ever read.
  13. Personally, I wasn't really thrilled with the first Black and White, but Black and White 2 looks like its going to kick major ass. B&W had some great ideas behind it, but stumbled a bit on the execution. B&W 2 looks like it aims to fix all the things I didn't like a bit the first one.
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    Trailer - DOOM

    I can believe all of my feelings can summed up with the following statement: *sigh*
  15. quote:if we did what he suggests, we'd that be much farther along the path to abolishing war.If we did what he suggests, the United States would be nothing more than a barren, cratered landscape. Man has fought since its beginning, and it will fight until its end. It's human nature. Even small children (actually, they're the worst) maliciously taunt and hurt each other. Even though people try not to admit it, and want to stand on the moral high-ground, nothing is so thrilling as handing your foe a well-delivered ass-kicking(well, at least for me, but I may also be a sadistic bastard). Even if we somehow abolished the military (afterall, we are supposed to be ashamed of military personnel, right?), all those other malicious and sadistic people who want what we have will try and take it from us. It is the universal truth. Weakness draws aggression. Grizzle, maybe you're right that I misinterpreted that statement, but what the author is trying to propose (disband the military, hold hands in the sunshine and skip happily through a field of sunflowers) is just plain silliness. As terrible and gruesome as war may be, without it, we would have nothing. Without the men and women who go and fight wars for us, we would have nothing, and I think it is wrong of the author to denounce the military without acknowledging this much.
  16. quote:if we did what he suggests, we'd that be much farther along the path to abolishing war.If we did what he suggests, the United States would be nothing more than a barren, cratered landscape. Man has fought since its beginning, and it will fight until its end. It's human nature. Even small children (actually, they're the worst) maliciously taunt and hurt each other. Even though people try not to admit it, and want to stand on the moral high-ground, nothing is so thrilling as handing your foe a well-delivered ass-kicking(well, at least for me, but I may also be a sadistic bastard). Even if we somehow abolished the military (afterall, we are supposed to be ashamed of military personnel, right?), all those other malicious and sadistic people who want what we have will try and take it from us. It is the universal truth. Weakness draws aggression. Grizzle, maybe you're right that I misinterpreted that statement, but what the author is trying to propose (disband the military, hold hands in the sunshine and skip happily through a field of sunflowers) is just plain silliness. As terrible and gruesome as war may be, without it, we would have nothing. Without the men and women who go and fight wars for us, we would have nothing, and I think it is wrong of the author to denounce the military without acknowledging this much.
  17. We all knew Bush was going to win from the beginning. Although, I must admit Kerry put on a good show in passing the time until Bush's automatic victory in November.
  18. Jag, they're right. That wasn't just a rebuttle, that was a flame and a half full of seething anger. You, of all people, are usually one to frown upon such a thing. I don't see why you should get so emotional over this. Street may be hilariously and irrevocably clueless, but I don't think it was right of you to resort to such a spiteful personal attack. Afterall, the description of this forum is: "This forum is for intelligent discussions about politics & region. No flaming. No rudeness. And no Taliban!" I'm pretty sure you broke all three of these rules in one fell swoop. Now back to the issue at hand... quote:Duty and sacrifice are the myths with which old men send young men off to die.This is the only statement I agree with. I believe it is simply a clever disguise to hide what war is: savagery and murder. No matter what war, what time, and at what place, this constant never changes. We all like to conveniently forget that fact, so we can sleep at night when we send our soldiers into it. Having said that... quote:Each time we see a man in uniform, a deep sense of defeat and shame should overcome us.This statement makes me ill. It makes me want to murder the man who wrote that. I don't believe any man who sits around spouting off garbage for a living has any right to say a damn thing about the men and women who are dying for him. If people are getting on planes to the ******* of the world and facing imminent death to protect John Morris, some punk-ass kid living comfortably in his suburban home in New Jersey that they don't even know, I am eternally grateful; and I'll be damned before I say a bad word about them.
  19. Jag, they're right. That wasn't just a rebuttle, that was a flame and a half full of seething anger. You, of all people, are usually one to frown upon such a thing. I don't see why you should get so emotional over this. Street may be hilariously and irrevocably clueless, but I don't think it was right of you to resort to such a spiteful personal attack. Afterall, the description of this forum is: "This forum is for intelligent discussions about politics & region. No flaming. No rudeness. And no Taliban!" I'm pretty sure you broke all three of these rules in one fell swoop. Now back to the issue at hand... quote:Duty and sacrifice are the myths with which old men send young men off to die.This is the only statement I agree with. I believe it is simply a clever disguise to hide what war is: savagery and murder. No matter what war, what time, and at what place, this constant never changes. We all like to conveniently forget that fact, so we can sleep at night when we send our soldiers into it. Having said that... quote:Each time we see a man in uniform, a deep sense of defeat and shame should overcome us.This statement makes me ill. It makes me want to murder the man who wrote that. I don't believe any man who sits around spouting off garbage for a living has any right to say a damn thing about the men and women who are dying for him. If people are getting on planes to the ******* of the world and facing imminent death to protect John Morris, some punk-ass kid living comfortably in his suburban home in New Jersey that they don't even know, I am eternally grateful; and I'll be damned before I say a bad word about them.
  20. DeepFreeze

    Night at the Movies: Hero

    If you are going to the theatres to see Hero to see a Kung Fu movie, go home. If you are too lazy to read subtitles, go home. If you want to see a movie with a captivating story, memorable characters, phenomenal cinematography, and acting that makes you believe that the people on screen are the real Nameless, Broken Sword, and Flying Snow, you have struck gold. The first thing you have to know about this film, is that not everything is supposed to be taken literally. When all the flowers turn red in a certain fight scene (i'm not going to spoil it), you're not supposed to believe all the flowers ACTUALLY turned red. It is helping to depict something. I feel the way they filmed each scene with a differnt color and tone was a very clever way toexpress the personality of each character's versions of the story, not necessarily meaning that everything in the scene really was red or green or whatever. People too stupid to understand that end up walking out of the theatre complaining about the story not making sense. The story of this film draws you in immediately, and more importantly, so do the characters. I give my thanks to god, heaven and whoever else influenced the decision to NOT dub this film, because the actors had such passion and magnetic charisma, that for the duration of the film, I forgot I was watching a movie, and that is a VERY hard thing to accomplish. The ancient China setting, sword-fight scenes and over-the-top wirework, at first glance, remind you of a certain foreign film that begins with "C" and ends with "rouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Thus, many people walk into the theatre expecting "Crouching Tiger on Crack" but it is oh, so much more than that. There are subtleties in this movie that are not obvious, and if you go in expecting them to be pathetically conspicuous and thrown in your face like most American movies, you're going to miss a lot. Something that should be addressed is the wire-work. It is a tool used to excentuate their super-human fighting abilities, however I believe this is another something that is not meant to be taken entirely literally. Basically what I'm saying is, if you look past the subtitles, walk into the theatre with an open mind, and pay attention, you will love it. Go see it.
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    UC Review - Computer Gaming World

    The only complaint I've ever had about the BC/UC games is that the sound effects lack power. Other than that, the only "issues" with the game are more about disliking the play-style (hey, this game isn't for everyone) than techincal issues with the game itself.
  22. Forgive my uneducated intrusion (I usually don't participate much in politics) as I find that sorting through mountains of half-truths and exaggerations (on every side) is much too wearisome to be up to date on political discussion, but I want to say something. Regardless of how brief his service was, at least Kerry WENT to the war at all; something Bush did not do (unless I am mistaken, which I very well may be). So, on this front, Kerry automatically has a 1-up on him, and no smoke-and-mirror tricks that Bush or anybody else can pull will disguise that fact.
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    The Phantom Game Console

    You know, I might have actually considered getting a Phantom if it wasn't for all of this 'premium games' business. I can see the angry mobs at Best Buy, now: "So, let me get this straight. I have to pay $30 per month to have access to a bunch of mediocre games, and still get banged for the full price of any decent game? So, basically, I'm getting smacked with an extra $30 to save $5 of gas to go the mall? I have a better idea. It's called Amazon.com. Take this piece of trash back and cancel my subscription immediately."
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    Night at the movies - I, Robot

    That is very disheartening. I was really looking forward to this movie, too. Oh well...
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