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5116  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment Part 7,894,673,589.3 on: November 19, 2007, 11:24:58 AM
Katatonia - Evidence
5117  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 18, 2007, 01:41:32 PM

Which actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be until the part where Angelina Jolie's character is walking on the water - in *high heels*.
5118  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment Part 7,894,673,589.3 on: November 18, 2007, 01:39:03 PM
The Pillows - Ride On Shooting Star
5119  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: November 18, 2007, 01:27:04 PM

Did anyone else watch Time Crash?
5120  The Rest / General Discussions / Spam. on: November 18, 2007, 12:21:03 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Ok, tell me I'm not the only one who at first thought an admin renamed the topic but didn't bother to lock it.

You're not.

5121  Media / The Soundroom / The Recent Musical Purchases Thread on: November 16, 2007, 05:51:31 PM
Heartful Cry - Persona 3 Fes OST
5122  The Rest / General Discussions / Spam. on: November 16, 2007, 02:27:43 PM
My mother does, and I kept a can so I could whip it out anytime I felt like singing the song.

5123  Media / The Soundroom / The Recent Musical Purchases Thread on: November 15, 2007, 01:39:25 PM
Quote from: "D-Rider"
Quote from: "Degolas"

Killers doesn't really do it for me to be honest. It has some good songs, but on the whole it's one of my least favourite Maiden albums.

Killers basically sounds like the shit that was left over after they recorded the first album.  It's like two-thirds filler and one third decent tunes.  Not great, but decent.  The only Maiden album worse in that regard is Fear of the Dark, which is like five-sixths filler. :P

I always thought Number of the Beast was the filler from the Killers sessions.

It's my least favourite Maiden album - of the "classic" ones.
5124  Media / Miscellaneous Games / A Ghostbusters game? WE GOT OOOOOOOOOONE! on: November 15, 2007, 09:57:56 AM
I'd guess solo offline and and online squad.
5125  Media / Miscellaneous Games / A Ghostbusters game? WE GOT OOOOOOOOOONE! on: November 15, 2007, 07:36:28 AM

Vivendi Games is pacting with Sony Pictures to turn "Ghostbusters" into a videogame franchise.
First title in what the publisher hopes will be a series of "Ghostbusters" games is set for release in fall '08 from Vivendi's Sierra label.

All four members of the movie team -- Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis -- will be giving voice and likeness rights for the game. Some supporting castmembers have signed up as well, including William Atherton, Brian Doyle Murray and Annie Potts.

In addition, film scribes Aykroyd and Ramis will pen a story for the vidgame that takes place in the early '90s, after "Ghostbusters II," during a new ghoul invasion of New York City.

Deal comes on the heels of several other classic movies that have recently been adapted into successful vidgames, including EA's "The Godfather" and Vivendi's own "Scarface: The World Is Yours."

"We noticed we did well on 'Scarface' and were alert for new opportunities to turn iconic film products into games in a way that is a new manifestation of the franchise," Vivendi Games CEO Bruce Hack said. "'Ghostbusters' is unquestionably among the small number of movies in that class."

Vivendi has sold more than 2.5 million units of last year's "Scarface" game worldwide, grossing more than $125 million and making it a solid success, if not quite at the level of top franchises like "Halo." Though Vivendi hasn't yet confirmed plans, a sequel is known to be in the works.

Hack noted that, in making both deals, Vivendi did a survey of gamers asking which movie properties they would like to see turned into videogames. "Scarface" and "Ghostbusters" were both in the top five.

Publisher is particularly optimistic for the chances of "Ghostbusters" because, unlike the young male-targeted "Scarface," it has the potential to appeal to children and adults. Developer Terminal Reality is making a "Ghostbusters" game for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 aimed primarily at the core gamer demographic, while Red Fly Studios is making a version for Playstation 2, Wii and DS designed more for families and casual gamers.

With the addition of "Ghostbusters," Vivendi now has several licensed franchises in its portfolio, including "Scarface," the Robert Ludlum books such as "Bourne Identity" and "Covert One," and rapper 50 Cent.

It's the first major vidgame deal for one of its library titles that Sony Pictures has made. Studio talked with several publishers before making a deal with Vivendi. Such deals can be quite lucrative because licensing revenue comes in with very little spending on the studio's side. Advances for multiyear deals on major franchises such as "Ghostbusters" are typically in the tens of millions of dollars.

"This brand is a very important asset for the studio, and we feel it's prime time for it to be rediscovered through videogames," said Mark Caplan, VP of Sony's consumer products division.

Several "Ghostbusters" games came out around the time of the two movies, and one in the past decade has been tied to the animated series "Extreme Ghostbusters."

5126  The Rest / General Discussions / This thread is for you, Canada. on: November 13, 2007, 10:10:58 PM
The only good thing about A&W is their root beer.
5127  The Rest / General Discussions / Picked up a DualShock 3 today on: November 13, 2007, 01:42:43 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Ottawa!  One of the spots I wish to visit someday.  :P  (The missus is from London, England.)  She seems to think that everyone in the Maritimes sound like everyone from...  Newfoundland.  :P

im gunna go fish some card now garge

Tell her that limeys speak funny and ask her if she wants her chimney cleaned guv?
5128  The Rest / General Discussions / This thread is for you, Canada. on: November 13, 2007, 01:40:05 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Quote from: "Degolas"
*waits for Losfer to see this thread*

Poutine still gives me nightmares after Los tried forcing it on me :P

You have no idea what you're missing!  :P  I mean Jesus, Louise loves it now.  You God damned stuffy London fucks, I'll kill you all yet.

You eat jellied eel pies, but not poutine, for shame!!!

I think tonight we're celebrating by having some.  All of this seal clubbing all day to pay the electric bill in my igloo deserves a reward.

What's wrong with eel? (Though I tend to favour unagi).

You still club seals? In Ottawa, we make throw rugs out of rude Frenchman that have crossed the river from Quebec.
5129  Media / The Soundroom / The Recent Musical Purchases Thread on: November 12, 2007, 10:40:36 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"

Casual music listeners don't want to hear new things.  They want to hear Wrathchild every bloody time.

I know what you mean. Though I'd rather hear Drifter or Murders in the Rue Morgue.
5130  The Rest / General Discussions / This thread is for you, Canada. on: November 12, 2007, 10:37:54 PM
I hate poutine.

Everybody I know loves it, but I just can't stand it. It's gross.

And my Cthulhu worship has pretty much lapsed since I went abroad.
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