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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 27, 2011, 23:06 kanniballl
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 27, 2011, 14:27:
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony...

  • If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be that all the children to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

  • If I had two wishes I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for 30 million dollars a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account.

  • You know, if I had three wishes I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children of the world to get together and sing, the second would be for the 30 million dollars every month to me, and the third would be for encompassing power over every living being in the entire universe.

  • And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids definitely, the second would be for the 30 million, the third would be for all the power, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought out slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina-somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife can come too and she's behind me one hundred percent here, I guarantee it. Wait a minute, maybe the sex thing should be the first wish, so if I made that the first wish, because it could all go boom tomorrow, then what do you got, y'know? No, no, the kids, the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. But wait a minute, who am I kidding? They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth! So -- we reorganize! Here we go. First, the sex thing. We go with that. Second, the money. No, we got with the power second, then the money. And then the kids. Oh wait, oh jeez, I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay, I need revenge against all my enemies, they should die like pigs in hell! That would be my fourth wish.

  • And, of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. Thank you everybody and Merry Christmas.



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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2011, 15:48 kanniballl
     
    Cutter wrote on Dec 22, 2011, 14:08:
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    Plus, with soccer so ingrained in most of the globe's conciousness it's why they don't go in for much else - wheras we go in for football, hockey, baseball, basketball. If soccer floats your boat then rock effin' on. For me and most Canucks and Yanks I know it's more boring than watching paint dry.

    Don't get me wrong, Soccer isn't my "favorite" to watch... I'd much prefer Hockey.

    But given the choice between watching Soccer and (US) Football... I'd choose Soccer. More of a constant stream (sometimes trickle) of action as opposed to very frantic stop-and-go stop-and-go.

    Case in point, I've watched maybe 15 minutes of the Superbowl over the last 4 or 5 years. Maybe 1-2 hours over the same 4-5 years.

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: Out of the BlueUtah man wins Lamborghini, crashes it hours later Dec 22, 2011, 12:18 kanniballl
     
    Man, that sucks for the Lambo winner.

    Really, winning an expensive car is probably the worst thing you can win. You'll need to pay taxes on the cash-value of the prize, it's probably a real *itch on the insurance, repairs are expensive, and then you have to worry about parking it somewhere safe, etc.

    All for something that will depreciate immediately and eventually start to break down.

    I'd rather win cash; or the cash equivalent of something like that.

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2011, 11:42 kanniballl
     
    Quboid wrote on Dec 22, 2011, 11:31:
    Football is better than soccer and I defy anyone to dispute this with a straight face. Clearly, football is a much better name for that game which involves your foot and a ball.

    Eh, I have more fun watching a soccer match than a US football match. Constant motion, stuff going on versus a the on-and-off action of football.

    I'm not saying one is better than the other though... just that I prefer to watch one over the other.

    Part of it stems from the fact that I got to hate football by the end of high school; forced to sit there in my marching band uniform either baking or freezing. But even before then I wasn't the biggest fan.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2011, 11:18 kanniballl
     
    PHJF wrote on Dec 21, 2011, 00:10:
    Are you guys for real? You speak as though you don't realize that Casino Royale was supposed to be the quintessential Bond.

    In hopeless love with one woman? The quintessential Bond?

    Eh, the whole thing started to show his transition from a raw uncut diamond to the shiney Bond we all know and love.

    Besides, in the regular / classic / older Bond movies I thought he really fell for one of them. It's been a while so maybe I'm wrong, perhaps Octopussy?




     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    2. Ghost Busters Dead Again Dec 20, 2011, 11:09 kanniballl
     
    Eh, I have mixed feelings.

    I LOVED the first film, it's on my top 20 list. The second... not-so-much.

    I would love another (good) Ghostbusters film... but would rather no film at all than another bad one.

    Granted, Bill could be shredding to be a d*ck or he could simply be right and the new one is just horrid. Maybe they caught lightning in a bottle with the first one and Akroid + Ramis just can't write another good one. I imagine he still has a soft-spot for the film since he was willing to do that bit in Zombieland, but who knows.

    "Evolution" was kind of my new Ghostbusters... it was funny as hell and had a lot of the similar humor going on. Even the plot / sequence was similar. I still like it, though it doesn't hold up as well as Ghostbusters.

     
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    News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
    1. Malicious Android apps double in six months Dec 15, 2011, 09:08 kanniballl
     
    It's only of the only things I'm not a fan about the Google Android.

    Say what you will about Apple's application review process, but at least it helps stem the deluge of malicious apps / fake bank apps / keyloggers / etc.

    It's not flawless and I'm sure it's inconvenient for the developer, but at least it helps.
     
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    News Comments > Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY
    38. Re: Skyrim is Spike's 2011 GotY Dec 12, 2011, 16:30 kanniballl
     
    avianflu wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 13:37:
    Deus Ex was a 'B' game agreed, but mediocre? That's a bit harsh!


    Compared to the rest of the FPS offerings in the past year, I'd give it an A-.

    I enjoyed it, they put actual effort into it, the graphics and sounds were great, and it had some replayability.

    Sure, the whole DLC thing was lame and they simplified a few things compared to the original semi-RPG. And yes, it was way over-hyped. And yes, they tried to "be cool" with a few things (Cybernetic RayBans for teh win!). But it was leaps and bounds above DX:2 and I enjoyed it more than any other FPS I played in 2011.

    It wasn't perfect, but it was darn good.

    In comparison, I'd give Crysis 2 and Section 8 a B- ... just OK
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2011, 15:54 kanniballl
     
    Cutter wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 15:09:
    xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 14:22:
    Anyone find a link to that STALKER info yet? Was supposed to be today.

    Would you like to know more?

    Service Guarantees Citizenship


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    News Comments > Doom The Way id Did
    8. Re: Doom The Way id Did Dec 12, 2011, 15:53 kanniballl
     
    Ant wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 07:42:
    Ditto. Old games are cooler for me. Frak these linear plays, DRM, paying for DLCs, too many bugs, etc. Now, get off my lawn!

    Agree with most of that (including the lawn bit)...

    But linear plays? What 10-20 year old game WASN'T linear? Other than the grand-theft autos, Diablos, and maybe the various RPGs?
     
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    News Comments > Doom The Way id Did
    7. Re: Doom The Way id Did Dec 12, 2011, 15:41 kanniballl
     
    Badboyquake wrote on Dec 11, 2011, 20:09:
    i know nobody cares about the old doom. but i tell you all, old games are much better than new ones.

    thanks for this news!


    In many ways, I have to agree... at least while I have my rose-colored glasses on.

    15-20 years ago, it was all about the gameplay and fun. Certain concepts, and even entire genres, we relatively new. So things were both fun and innovative. There weren't photorealistic weapons / plasma bursts / 3D-rendered bossoms to grab our focus... the GAME had to grab our focus.

    Today, too many (but not all) games are just eye-candy with a change here or there. Yet another Cod/ModernWarfare version, yet another WWII FPS, yet another "I wear hi-tech battle armor" FPS, etc.

    There are still some great games, but with the sheer number out there it's like finding a clean needle in a stack of slightly dirty needles; good luck with that.


    It's only of the reason why I've been trying to give platformers and such a try. FPS is just too generic or derivative now-a-days, but you can find truly interesting platformers out there if you look.

    Portal was fun because it was a neat puzzle mechanic wrapped in a FPS. The Batman Arkham games were fun because of the fight mechanics and the time spent in design / implementation. But too many times a game is just a re-skin of triple-A title X. We're about 20 years later and we're still play FPS games relying on jump-scares or alternating between FPS games set in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan.


    My top 5 games ever are:
    - Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (SNES)
    - Super Mario World (SNES)
    - Bump n' Jump (from Intellivision)
    - Tie Fighter
    - Doom

    After that (in no particular order)
    - Deus Ex
    - Half Life
    - Half Life 2
    - Starcraft
    - Quake 3 Arena (fun in college)
    - Portal (the end-credits sealed the deal)
    - XWing Alliance
    etc

    Not a whole lot here from the last decade.

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    News Comments > Half-Life 3 ARG?
    28. Re: Half-Life 3 ARG? Dec 12, 2011, 14:47 kanniballl
     
    The Pyro wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 14:35:
    Jerykk wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 12:33:
    You guys are acting like Portal 1 was demanding or something. Portal 1 was a joke.

    You may laugh, but my wife needed help to get past some of the later puzzles. She knew what she needed to do but didn't have enough mouse skill to pull it off. It was very frustrating for her. Fortunately she was able to navigate all the way through Portal 2 without assistance, and the game was very enjoyable for her.

    I could see that.

    Some of the later maps had a couple of moves that required quick aiming + timing. If you're not into FPS games then I could see some of them being tricky.

    Go through, turn x degrees, aim for that platform, fire, turn y degrees, aim for that platform, fire. Where you only have a second or two between each hop. FPS novices might've had a hard time turning and lining up that shot in time.

    For an FPS gamer, most of those were probably cake. But not everyone is an FPS gamer... some people play casual platformers or what-not.
     
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    News Comments > Half-Life 3 ARG?
    7. Re: Half-Life 3 ARG? Dec 12, 2011, 11:23 kanniballl
     
    Wildone wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 11:18:
    WTF is an ARG

    Alternate Reality Game. Think "I Love Bees" from the whole Halo 2 release a the "Lost Experience" thing from the Lost TV series.

    It's a promo that tends to tie in with TV shows, clips, commercials, etc that somehow tie into the in-game / in-show / in-film universe. Like the recruiting website for Lost's Hanso corp or a phone number to hear character X talk. Or the various things USA has done with Pysch and Burn Notice via helping the characters out in a case.
     
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    News Comments > Half-Life 3 ARG?
    6. Re: Half-Life 3 ARG? Dec 12, 2011, 11:20 kanniballl
     
    JayDeath wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 11:08:
    If valve isn't going to us HL3, how about working on Ep. 3 and just finish the story?

    Agreed. At least wrap stuff up instead of ending on the psuedo-cliffhanger.

    If the fan outcry can get the SciFi channel to wrap up Farscape after that cr@ptastic cliffhanger the complaints from the angry fans should at least get Steam to wrap up the episode OR do a Cave-Johnson type of comic saying what happened at the end of this story arc.
     
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    News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
    1. University Spends $3,000 on .xxx Domain Names to Save Face Dec 10, 2011, 15:16 kanniballl
     
    I'm not surprised... there was a commercial the other day about the same thing... buy your XXX domain so nobody else does.

    In this case, I could see some disgruntled ex-student buying it and turning it into a streamed donkey-show or something.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    7. Re: The Right (and Wrong) Way to Die When You Fall Into Lava. Dec 9, 2011, 08:24 kanniballl
     
    jdreyer wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 20:12:
    I realized that most movies got it totally wrong after visiting Volcano National Park in Hawaii. I got to the lava pit, and threw a rock into the molten lava. It just sat there. The first thing I thought after that of was, what if someone fell in? ...

    I believe I've seen a movie or two where the villain (or whoever) just roled around in the top as he burned and then quickly went to a skeleton. I believe one time it was a bit dis-concerning. I think they were B-movies.

    But yeh, most of the time they just show them sink in agony.

    And actually the movie "Volcano" was the first film that made me think of it... watching the guy essentially "melt" in a foot of lava. I recall wondering if that's how the body would act, which made me later wonder if (or how quickly) would a person sink in a deep pool. etc.

    Perhaps, even IF Hollywood did know that people don't just sink... they go that route because it's easier to handle. I mean, one way is jut a person sinking while screaming... the other can technically look like a snuff film.

     
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    News Comments > X3: Albion Prelude Announced
    22. Re: X3: Albion Prelude Announced Dec 8, 2011, 15:46 kanniballl
     
    Alright Excel 3... I mean X3

    I couldn't get into the game... as much as I LOVED Privateer as a younger lad I just couldn't get into the X games.

    I enjoyed Darkstar a little bit more.

    And as much as I hate to admit it, I REALLY like Freelancer.


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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    13. Re: 9 Greatest Nerd Fears Dec 7, 2011, 13:36 kanniballl
     
    Fion wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 13:05:
    Oh #1 is scary as hell. Considering it has already been done with the fantastic BBC series Being Human (and yes, the US version sucks tremendous ballage), I wouldn't doubt that some coked up executive crazy for an idea goes 'yes.. a US Doctor Who could work!'

    /shivers

    I don't know, that I could see myself getting wasted and watching that fake pitched show in the article . It would be the cheesiest thing on TV, while trying to be serious.

    From producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) comes the story of a doctor unlike any you’ve seen before! Tim Allen stars as Doctor Who, a peculiar neurosurgeon with a few secrets of his own. Accompanying him is Mischa Barton as his companion, Nurse Rose. Join them on their sexy adventures at Tardis Memorial Hospital – and beyond! Sundays, 9/8c only on the CW.


    All kidding aside, the only US-remake of a UK show I liked was "Life on Mars..." assuming you turn off the TV before the last 5-10 minutes of the series finale. Up until then, it was gold. I related very well to 70's NY compared to 70's UK so it was fun to watch.

    The US Office started alright I guess... but it went on too long in my opinion.



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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2011, 13:02 kanniballl
     
    zirik wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 11:52:
    xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 10:09:
    Words with Friends Play Gets Alec Baldwin Kicked Off Plane.

    Although ridiculous - and it has been proven that phones and electronics don't do shit - i saw this super idiotic headline on the US page of CNN.com

    regardless of the effects on flight instruments i still believe cell phones should not be allowed on airplanes during flight. can you imagine how annoying it would be to sit through an entire flight with someone yapping when you are trying to get some sleep?

    Like someone else mentioned, on the few times I've turned mine on I had no service. I usually fly over the sea, but the last time I flew from Boston -> Newark I checked at some point and there was no service.

    That being said, he was playing a game on his phone... not yapping away.

    I hate STANDING next to someone in line that's yapping on the cellphone... so I shudder to think what it would be like to sit next to someone for X hours. Then again, I've also sat next to overly-chatty strangers so that's almost the same thing. Headphones + iPod or Movie service takes care of that.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2011, 11:30 kanniballl
     
    On a side note (about the Alec Baldwin thing)...

    They should do a bit on 30 Rock. Bring in Matt Damon again and have him initiate "sky law" again.


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