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Personally, I wait for the first or second price drop. Gives time for initial bugs to be worked out in the real world (for example, 360's RROD), and you don't pay as much as you would at launch. That's how I look at it.
However, if you have the extra funds, and you feel you should have it ASAP, then by all means. Spoil yourself. YOLO, fo' shizzle.

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General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please!
« on: September 25, 2013, 01:57:40 PM »

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: September 25, 2013, 12:22:27 PM »
  At work there is a mystery pooper that poops on floors.  It must be a man since my bf saw a pile of crap in the men's public bathroom.  Poop was also found in various lobbies.  Practical joke or disturbed person?  Can't see it being an employee.

Mad Poopah!

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:51:21 AM »
Anyways today I went to eat lunch and discovered someone ate my food from the break room fridge.  This is the 3rd time someone has eaten my stuff.  First time someone took a twix from my locker.  2nd time some ate my instant Mac and cheese and took the plastic bag it was in.  This time it was 2 containers of pretzels and hummus.  All were labeled with my initials except the twix.  How the hell do people think this is okay?

That's ridiculous. I would be out for blood if I were you. No one should ever mess with anyone else's food in any way. What kind of people do that?? Thankfully, that doesn't happen at my office. Someone used to pull that crap here, but he quit.
Anyway, good luck in finding out who it is. Give 'em hell!

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters -
This was really bad. Pretty much right from the start. And not even in the "so bad, it's good" kind of way. It's like the people responsible couldn't make up their minds what they wanted to do with the concept, so they mixed it all together, and hoped that no one would notice how incoherent it was.
Considering how good he's been in other roles, it's almost painful watching Jeremy Renner in this. He has this look like he knows he's involved in something awful, but just had to see it through.
Gemma Arterton, who I don't recall seeing in other roles, is just ok, acting-wise. She's attractive, but in a more down to earth kind of way, which I liked.
The movie felt oddly forced into it's R rating. There's a lot of (bad) CG blood and guts, and some misplaced F bombs. I actually think it would have been better cut down to PG-13.
This could have been silly fun. I believe the concept(see title) could actually be done right. Too bad this turned out so far from it.


Haha wife and I loved it, as I stated in my review from pages back. I thought it was a lot of fun to watch. It's one of those where you'll only be screwing yourself if you expect anything more than a goofy flick. We were also most likely 420 at the time, which I'm sure helped.

Side note: I remember reading an article in which Renner was quoted as having a ton of fun filming it, so maybe the discomfort you saw in his face was slight constipation, or some other personal ailment.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Robocop reboot 2014!
« on: September 23, 2013, 03:29:26 PM »
Tch, stop hatin. This movie looks awesome, quit worrying about the finer details. This is far more logical anyway, how the hell would you let a couple of officers walk into a criminal hideout with such trashy equipment and get shot up worse than a paper target at a shooting range, then turn him into a nigh invincible walking death machine? At least the carbomb makes sense in terms of legitimate fucking over to super battle cyborg.

Yeah, maybe the death in the first one was a bit over the top, but my point was that you actually felt something as a result of it. It leaves a lasting impression for the rest of the movie. Yeah, near-invincible on the outside, but torn the fuck up on the inside. The flashbacks he had of being brutally murdered, fueled his anger and despair. He was fucking angry at those pieces of shit.
Now, thanks to modern lazy writing, it's as easy as some unknown chubby short mobster named Big Tony rigging Murphy's car, and now Murphy just needs to turn a key, and boom - wakes up as Robocop. Bet they really racked their brains over that one. Makes more sense, but there's nothing behind it.
I see your point, but it just seems like they are taking the easy way out (or IN, as the case may be). Who knows, though? Maybe they have another means of fueling Murphy's desire for revenge (or whatever) in this new one, which I assume is the case, as this preview speaks of him going against protocol.

For some reason, I laughed my ass off when I read, "Torn the fuck up on the inside", and "He was fucking angry at those pieces of shit.". 


As you should have. I was being too dramatic about a campy 80s movie, I know.




"Bitches, leave!"


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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Robocop reboot 2014!
« on: September 23, 2013, 01:28:46 PM »
Tch, stop hatin. This movie looks awesome, quit worrying about the finer details. This is far more logical anyway, how the hell would you let a couple of officers walk into a criminal hideout with such trashy equipment and get shot up worse than a paper target at a shooting range, then turn him into a nigh invincible walking death machine? At least the carbomb makes sense in terms of legitimate fucking over to super battle cyborg.

Yeah, maybe the death in the first one was a bit over the top, but my point was that you actually felt something as a result of it. It leaves a lasting impression for the rest of the movie. Yeah, near-invincible on the outside, but torn the fuck up on the inside. The flashbacks he had of being brutally murdered, fueled his anger and despair. He was fucking angry at those pieces of shit.
Now, thanks to modern lazy writing, it's as easy as some unknown chubby short mobster named Big Tony rigging Murphy's car, and now Murphy just needs to turn a key, and boom - wakes up as Robocop. Bet they really racked their brains over that one. Makes more sense, but there's nothing behind it.
I see your point, but it just seems like they are taking the easy way out (or IN, as the case may be). Who knows, though? Maybe they have another means of fueling Murphy's desire for revenge (or whatever) in this new one, which I assume is the case, as this preview speaks of him going against protocol.

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General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal
« on: September 23, 2013, 10:54:39 AM »
Made decent progress in Saints 3 over the weekend (I want to finish it before really getting into GTA V).
Did a few main missions, which opened up a slew of new activities, so now I'm working on those. Also buying up properties left and right. It only increases the hourly income in the end, so it's good to get it out of the way. I don't have total control of any of the neighborhoods yet, but getting close.
I think someone previously mentioned the hilarity of a certain mission involving gimp-powered rickshaws... It did not disappoint.

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General Games / Re: Grand Theft Auto V
« on: September 20, 2013, 04:41:13 PM »
One thing I did notice about the cops in V is that it seems to take longer for the heat to wear off than it did in IV. ...Although, that could be just my imagination. Even if it is the case, it's balanced a bit by their new-found passiveness.

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Saw Equilibrium last night. It's a Christian Bale flick from about 10 years ago. It's about a future dystopia in which people are not allowed to have feelings. They take chemicals/drugs in order to suppress their human emotions, because it's law. Emotion causes murder and war, so they won't have any of that. Kind of a neat premise, although it feels like an idea from decades ago. Bale's character is what I guess you would call a top level enforcer, tasked with bringing down pockets of "resistance" (people who feel, and want to take down the emotionless regime). He has never felt emotion in his life, but some events that transpire cause him to deflect from that...
It's not bad. Not the best or most exciting film you will see, but it held my interest throughout. The premise and plot remain interesting. Bale really makes the movie work. I think if it were a lesser actor, it would not have been that good. He does a great job of someone who is... "waking up" from total apathy, and becoming awash with emotion.
The special effects are a bit cheesy, and the action scenes are lifted straight from The Matrix (including the associated music), but they aren't enough to ruin the movie or anything.
Overall, it's decent.

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General Games / Re: Grand Theft Auto V
« on: September 20, 2013, 07:24:02 AM »
Anyone else feel like the police are way less on your ass than in IV?  Anyways, the driving is certainly 100x better.

I can see that. I managed to evade them one time by just veering off the road and driving up a hill. I definitely remember IV's cops being more aggressive.


IV had better driving if you wanted to "act out" in the game, but if you want something that's just gamey and fun in an open world every other GTA is way better.

The one thing I do miss about IV's driving is how you could smoothly power slide around corners with the hand brake. In this one, the handling is almost too tight for that. Maybe I just need more time to get the feel of it...

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General Games / Re: Grand Theft Auto V
« on: September 19, 2013, 09:48:12 PM »
Thankfully, I managed to snag a copy today for $51 out the door, so I felt a bit better about it. Played for about 20 minutes real quick. I can already attest that it is MILES above IV in many ways. Especially the driving mechanic. Much tighter. Feels more like the GTA III series, and Saint's Row.

Been playing for the past few days.

Love the driving, mission variety, and humor that was oh so lacking in IV.

Hate that the shooting STILL sucks balls.  Seriously, Red Dead had better shooting than this three and a half years ago.  Why didn't they just use that system?  I died on Franklin's first real shooting section because of the awful autoaim, the terrible way you stick to cover, and the fact that enemies can put you down in one or two hits if they score headshots. 

The shooting is not that great, but I don't think it's terrible. Different strokes. Like you, I wonder how they managed to make it worse than RDR's gunplay... I was also pretty surprised the first time the cops shot my noggin. I guess that makes it more realistic, but who plays games for realism?

It is still a fantastic game, though. I can tell I'm gonna have hours and hours of fun with this. I love that the environments are so huge and varied. It definitely makes IV's Liberty City seem like a tiny cage in comparison. So yes, I do feel that the $51 is money well spent.




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Toys R Us is offering 20% off most items on their website with promo code FRIENDS20. Of course, most video games are included (There's word this also applies to pre-orders, but I haven't tested that specifically). You'll see an ad for the sale right on the front page.
I did just test a local store pickup order for GTAV and it lowered the price to $51. Guess where I'm going after work??

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:01:27 PM »

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Robocop reboot 2014!
« on: September 19, 2013, 10:39:25 AM »
  Murphy being blown up by a car bomb? 

Yeah, that seems kind of ho-hum and cookie cutter compared to the outright awesomeness and despair of his death in the original. Not saying they should do it exactly as they did before, but a car bomb...?
Personally, I'm absolutely tired of reboots, and the associated lack of fresh ideas. That being said, this looks like it may not suck entirely, so I'll rent it or watch it online.

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