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436  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Hockey Thread! on: March 10, 2011, 03:48:03 PM
I'm still mulling the issue of what to do with Chara on that hit.

Obviously on any other part of the boards this is a 2 minute interference penalty... that probably doesn't even get called. Whether Chara intended anything or not though, Pacioretti is in the hospital.

My biggest gripe for the NHL since the rule changes several years ago to make the game faster is that penalties such as interference are not called nearly often enough. If you combine a faster game with the same types of hits that used to go uncalled, you create dangerous situations. I know fans don't want the game getting "wimpier" and don't want hitting taken out of the game... but fact of the matter is bad things happen if you combine bigger faster guys with the same forgiving officiating when it comes to late hits... game just becomes a heckuva lot more dangerous and you get more serious situations like this.

Then again if every penalty actually got called Briere would probably have about 70 hooking penalties by now.
437  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Hockey Thread! on: March 10, 2011, 02:51:24 PM
I was at the Flyers-Rangers game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday watching my boys get blasted 7-0. Finally ended the losing streak but a visit from the Oilers will do that for ya.

Awful about Pacioretti.
438  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: March 09, 2011, 04:34:24 PM
The thing I enjoyed about John's review was that it answered the questions I had about the game after playing the demo. Based on the demo and the review I was able to make an informed decision to simply wait for a price drop or a swap (I love swap.com). But with the demo, which Bioware/EA certainly wasn't required to provide, and the review I know that this is a game I don't need to rush out and get and let my expectations be tempered accordingly.
439  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 08, 2011, 08:24:50 AM
Playing Avadon: The Black Fortress. Loving it.

http://www.spidweb.com/avadon/index.html
440  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movie Trends that NEED to Stop on: December 20, 2010, 05:11:15 PM
Well, the Tim Burton Batman came out in 1989 and I'd say the Nolan Batmans are pretty stinkin' good.

;-)

Obviously I'm just being a jerk.
441  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movie Trends that NEED to Stop on: December 20, 2010, 05:00:44 PM
Agree 100% on the 3D.

My least favorite trope by far is the herky jerky action camera that seems to be very popular these days. I like a nice, cleanly filmed action sequence where you can really tell where everybody is and what they are doing - to me it makes the scene much more exciting. Top Gun for example (showing my age here) where you can know at any point in a dogfight where are the players are in relation to each other. Or the car chase scenes in Ronin. These are examples of really well filmed action sequences - too many now rely on the "quick cut" and the camera zooming around and I can't figure out what is actually happening spatially (the Transformers movies come to mind).
442  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 20, 2010, 04:49:27 PM
I thought Tron Legacy was the best music video I've ever seen.

As a movie? The plot was pretty much a total mess but who really cares about that, I highly doubt anybody was walking in expecting Shakespeare.

The actions sequences were a mixed bag - there were a couple of really awesome actions sequences (the disc wars were amazing), but the light cycle sequence I thought was disappointing. I couldn't tell where anybody was in relation to each other spatially because there were so many quick cuts between different characters. Things just randomly appeared when it was necessary for an explosion.

However the light jets were freaking fantastic.

Finally, I was actually really disappointed by the use of the 3D - I actually expected a lot more. I went with a crew of 7 other people that all saw Avatar together and we agreed that the previews before Tron (particularly the one with the animals) used 3D more effectively than the actual feature did. That was by far the most surprising thing to me - I expected to have my mind blown by the effects like I had in Avatar (a movie that frankly I could not tell you what actually happened in, I was too busy giggling like a kid at the awesomeness of the tech) and it came up very short (with a couple of notable exceptions I won't bring up in case of spoiler potential).

But all told I'm glad I saw it in the IMAX if I was going to watch it at all. Without the incredible soundtrack I would have fallen asleep though like my wife did. :-)
443  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 15, 2010, 03:52:39 PM
Reading the Annotated Turing by Charles Petzold. Truly amazing stuff.
444  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: September 12, 2010, 10:09:04 AM
I don't like any Skittles...

But alcohol, that I like.  Especially with food.

Agreed! Perhaps we've hit upon something here...
445  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: September 11, 2010, 10:52:53 AM
I like drinking. It's never been any more complicated than that.
446  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Torchlight 2 on: August 20, 2010, 12:54:19 PM
Torchlight was my favorite game in many, many years.
447  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 27, 2010, 11:02:13 PM
in keeping with the first post

here
448  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 27, 2010, 05:29:12 PM
Neal Softlips has entered a strange mood. Neal Softlips is demanding obsidian. Neal Softlips has built an ornate legendary obsidian statue. It is decorated with shards of tortoise shell. On it is a picture of Max Thunderbrew. Max Thunderbrew is embracing the cow.

MeshGearFox, Metalsmith cancels Bring Item to Shop: Could not find path.
MeshGearFox, Metalsmith cancels Bring Item to Shop: Could not find path.
MeshGearFox, Metalsmith cancels Bring Item to Shop: Could not find path.
MeshGearFox, Metalsmith cancels Bring Item to Shop: Could not find path.
449  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 26, 2010, 11:03:30 PM
If it's healthy then bonus. I like a drink to unwind after a rough day or relax on the weekends or out to dinner or at a party with friends or whatever.

It has been said that a fine beer may be judged with one sip, but it is better to be thoroughly sure.

Your pal,

Max Thunderbrew
450  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 26, 2010, 09:21:00 PM
The amount of thought that has already gone into this made me get a drink.
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