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451  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. :-)
452  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Western RPG With Engaging Storyline? on: December 20, 2010, 03:01:50 PM
Baldur's Gate 2, especially since I note you have played Planescape, which used BG2's engine.
453  Media / General Games / Re: Have you "RPG'd yourself out of other genres"? on: December 17, 2010, 01:12:13 PM
It's not an impossible number at all.  It would be if they were 60 hours RPGs yes, but when it's games from across all genres and formats it's easy to finish a couple of games a week.  I also have 5-6 hours of gaming time a night.

And yes I work full-time and have a fiancée too before anyone asks.

Eh, caveats like that aren't necessary IMO. We're here to talk about games, not the best way to spend one's leisure time.

Now that my ballot is in for the Game of the Year voting I was surprised to see I played 13 RPGs that came out in 2010, and I definitely played a few more from previous years that I had missed (SMT DDS1 for example). Being a gamer has never been better IMO just simply due to the overwhelming amount of options that are out there.

As for my own gaming time my wife works later than I do so I typically have an hour or two of time at home (or out) to do whatever - I'd say just under half the time I will spend that playing a game. Weekends it also varies, if I'm really into a game I'll play for a morning or an afternoon. It's the rare game that comes along that has me playing in chunks bigger than 2 hours, that's usually a good sign that I am completely hooked. :-)
454  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite RPGs of 2010 - RPGFan users on: December 17, 2010, 11:39:45 AM
We're setting the ball rolling on our Game of the Year feature.  Personally, I'm more interested in seeing individual editors' top picks than the sitewide ones.  The past few years, we've been doing that double blind so I'm also in the dark as to what other editors put in their top fives.

Same here. Enjoying reading these as well.

It seems like Nier is a game I am going to HAVE to at least try in 2011.
455  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Giant EA iOS Sale on: December 16, 2010, 02:29:12 PM
Man great heads up. I always wondered what was up with that Mass Effect game and then just completely forgot about it.
456  Media / General Games / Re: Have you "RPG'd yourself out of other genres"? on: December 16, 2010, 10:55:49 AM
There are some games that no matter what comes along, I just never seem to stop playing. Rock Band, Torchlight, and Recettear are 3 examples from this past year.

Also I always find some time for MLB the Show, which may as well be called MLB RPG at this point with baseball being your combat engine.

I definitely do not find myself limiting play to only RPGs, but it just so happens that typically I find them the most fun to PLAY, ergo I keep coming back.
457  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.
458  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What don't you get sick of?? Favorite things!!? on: December 06, 2010, 09:04:15 AM
Waking up in mornings when it isn't daylight savings time and it is dark when I get out of bed, because it means I get to see the sunrise before work.
459  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So, besides gaming, what you're thing? on: October 29, 2010, 08:28:19 AM
On Mondays I play D&D. The core group of folks I've known for over a decade now and have gamed with them once a week almost as long. We're finishing up the 2nd year of our current campaign that I'm running but usually campaigns go about a year before we switch games.

On Tuesdays right now my wife and I play in a dodgeball league - Delaware Sports League. DSL is a friendly league and we play 2 seasons of dodgeball in fall/winter, then wiffle ball and kickball in the warmer months. Our team has been together now for 5+ years and we're all good friends - I live in what's called "Trolley Square" in Wilmington DE and we can all walk to each other's houses for the most part.

I program for a living and have for 7 years now so I don't do that much of it at home. That's changed a LITTLE bit since joining RPGFan though, as I do find myself on some Saturdays tinkering with the website now that I've got a test copy set up at home.

Somebody mentioned NaNoWriMo and I have completed that twice. I didn't do it last year but plan to do it this year.

It's a cool group here on the board with all these diverse interests. :-)
460  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Shit like this really pisses me the fuck off on: October 29, 2010, 08:21:21 AM
I find it unacceptable for excuses to be made for anyone that murders a baby because it wouldn't stop crying.

And I'm sure a guilty plea has something to say about this. She did not plea insanity or mental incompetency.

Just to make a brief point as I drive through, neither of these things actually signifies much of anything. How to approach the actual case is dependent on way too many factors that we don't have just based on one internet link.

That's all I really have to say about it. My wife is an attorney that has a state contract and often ends up representing folks in exactly this type of case. It ain't pleasant stuff, but it's almost always a hell of a lot more complicated than a short headline and article make it.
461  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 13, 2010, 11:49:18 AM
Yes, but I work in albany, and troy is close.  I might check them out after work some time.

My commute blows, but it's govn't work and the pay is good, and these days I'm just happy to have a job at all.

They ever call anybody up from there?

{Edit} so far everything is going just like I thought it would, just waiting for Texas to win and I'll be 4 for 4

The full list is here: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/roster/page.jsp?ymd=20061012&content_id=137601&vkey=roster_t577&fext=.jsp&sid=t577

The most notable are probably Ben Zobrist and Hunter Pence.
462  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 11, 2010, 12:01:26 PM
Good to see a shout out for the Philadelphia Union and the MLS in general. Footie is my second favorite sport behind baseball (albeit everything is pretty distant behind baseball) so I was very excited when Philly finally got an MLS club. Hockey comes in third behind that.

MindCandy just a heads up - the Tri-City Valley Cats do play in Troy which is pretty darn close to Albany, right? They are the short season single A affiliate of the Houston Astros which means their season only lasts between June until mid-September but at least they are close.


EDIT: Crap sorry MindCandy, just realized you said 45 minutes OUTSIDE of Albany. That would probably put you pretty far away. :-(
463  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 08, 2010, 10:29:37 AM
You could always visit the Staten Island Yankees. Single A affiliate of the MLB Yanks. Tickets are pretty cheap by NY standards - $14 gets you a seat at those games and there isn't a bad seat in the house.
464  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 08, 2010, 09:33:37 AM
The Jays looked pretty solid this year. Good reason for optimism in Toronto.

I remember the days when the Phillies were terrible (it really wasn't THAT long ago) and playing in the Vet and you could get into the ballpark for free if you brought a package of Hatfield Franks with you. This was choice entertainment when pinching pennies through school.

Now if I want cheap baseball I watch the Wilmington Blue Rocks 5 minutes from home, but I still make sure to get to the Phillies a dozen or so times a year. Just costs more than a package of hot dogs now, winning does that to ticket prices I suppose. :-)
465  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 08, 2010, 08:25:36 AM
I do kind of get that vibe from Texas, the vibe of a team that has gotten really hot at the right time, could become media darlings (Nolan Ryan! clubhouse antics! Texas! Josh Hamilton!), but really only has one good pitcher and tons of hitting.

But this has been a year for pitchers and it looks like the playoffs are shaping up the same way with Lincecum's gem last night. Sadly it is getting lost a little bit in some unfortunate umpiring, but that's baseball too of course.

Psyched about Oswalt tonight.
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