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2401  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Watchmen trailer! on: July 18, 2008, 01:20:11 PM
Read an article from someone who has been on-set, and he said they're really putting a TON of attention to detail, and it looks great.

He talked to the director or somebody, who said that in every version of the script they've seen, the ending's been a bit different from the comic.  A bit more "traditional," if you will.  Not all sunshine and butterflies, but different.  I'm sure some people won't be happy no matter what, but hopefully it'll be something most people are OK with.

Man - watching that trailer really made me want to read the graphic novel again.

On a sort-of-but-not-really-related subject, anyone here ever read the Wild Cards series?  (They're a set of superhero-ish books written by a bunch of folks and edited by George R. R. Martin.  Good stuff, hard to find, and fairly similar in tone to Watchmen.)
2402  Media / Miscellaneous Games / New PSN Game: Fat Princess on: July 16, 2008, 05:39:55 PM
The premise sounds classic no matter HOW the game turns out.
2403  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Rock Band 2 on: July 16, 2008, 05:38:50 PM
Very, very smart move.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who felt that way.  Thanks for the info!
2404  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 16, 2008, 05:35:07 PM
I've got your back, John - I've only been to E3 once, but I must say it made the next nine months or so a bummer, because every game that I was interested in was suddenly old news to me.  Every time someone came out with cool new info, I already knew from playing/seeing it at E3.  Plus, I worked my freaking tail off that week for the site I wrote for at that point.

And yet, a big, jealous punch in the gut for all attendees somehow does feel appropriate during this week every year. :D
2405  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Rock Band 2 on: July 16, 2008, 12:39:05 PM
Quote from: "Blace"
Don't know about everyone else, but I'm *sick* of these games, period.

I <3 music games a ton.  So much that I'm stoked to see a remake of Samba De Amigo coming out on the Wii so that I don't have to pull out my Dreamcast and maracas to play it.
2406  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Rock Band 2 on: July 16, 2008, 08:56:08 AM
Let's put it this way - if Rock Band 2 uses the same hardware as Rock Band, I'm definitely in.  I already know that I'm not getting the next Guitar Hero, because I don't want to have a second drum set filling up my living room.
2407  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Famitsu scan: Dead Rising to be ported to Wii on: July 16, 2008, 08:44:35 AM
I don't know - I tried SO HARD to love Dead Rising on the 360, and I just couldn't. :(  I'll keep an eye on it and see if there's something that'll make me change my mind on the Wii, though.
2408  The Rest / General Discussions / Put a lid on it, Favre. on: July 15, 2008, 08:32:40 PM
So freaking true.
2409  Media / Single-Player RPGs / PSP - Phantasy Star Portable on: July 12, 2008, 12:48:42 PM
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2410  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 12, 2008, 12:48:03 PM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
Guitar Hero and Rock Band are fun as hell, but I do have issues with the people who play those game for 3-4 hours a day.  I mean, if you have 3-4 hours daily to dick around with Guitar Hero, why not practice playing a real guitar for 3-4 hours a day?  You could get good at a decent pace and play any song you want rather than the 20 or so in the game.

Super true.  If I had the kind of time it takes to be one of those guys who competes at either game, I'd be better off putting it into learning guitar.  I do feel like drumming in Rock Band has given me some knowledge of how to play actual drums, but I still wouldn't be able to read drum sheet music or anything, and I don't know how hard to hit the drums - I just know better how to get my hands and my foot to all do different things in time when I want them to.

Admittedly, though, it's probably easier getting a bunch of people together to play Rock Band than it is getting your lazy ass guitarist, dopey drummer, prima donna singer, pretentious keyboardist, and hungover bassist together for a band practice.

And if your buddies come over for some Rock Band, they're not all going to have different ideas about the direction the band should be going in, and what songs would be hits and crap like that. Having been in music groups, that's an element I'm very glad is not in these video games.

Playing Song Summoner, Guitar Hero On Tour, and Mass Effect (finally).  Will be adding FFTA2 soon and losing Guitar Hero On Tour, because I'm almost done with all difficulty levels of the paltry 25 songs.
2411  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Square Enix just released an iPod RPG. on: July 10, 2008, 11:58:17 PM
Just got back from a few days without internet and found out about this game.  Promptly bought it.  It'd have to suck pretty freaking bad for it to feel like a waste of $5.  I felt that way about Pulse, too (a Harmonix rhythm game on the iPod that uses your music), and it turned out to be probably the best $5 I ever spent on a game.  It's not the greatest game ever, but I've gotten way more than $5 worth of enjoyment out of it, and although it's not perfect, it does a really good job of making levels out of your songs.
2412  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 10, 2008, 11:45:11 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Quote from: "Nad"
Aside from that, random Guitar Hero and Rock Band.


I may have missed something, but why :( ?
2413  The Rest / General Discussions / Man wants to be zombie - gets tattoos. on: July 03, 2008, 05:58:27 PM
Quote from: "D-Rider"
...If anybody deserves to catch hepatitis from a tattoo needle, it's this fuckwit.

I don't like to wish people ill, but in this case... Seconded.

There are some truly messed up people in this world.
2414  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever get robbed? on: July 03, 2008, 05:55:27 PM
I did some missionary work in El Salvador back in the 90s - lived there for two years.  If you count the times my house was robbed and the number of times I got robbed on the street, I seem to remember the grand total was seven times.

The first time was my very first night in the country.  I was walking down the street with the guy I was working with, about 1/2 a block from being home for the night, and three or four guys came up to us, at least one of whom had a machete.  Being my first night there, my Spanish was still pretty crappy, but it was pretty clear what was going on.  I just held my hands up and stood there, and they took my shiny new backpack full of books.  The guy I was with took off running down the street, and one of them went after him.  My buddy tripped and fell and (we found out later that night) broke a bone in his wrist, and the guy helped him up and walked him back over to where I was with his arm over my buddy's shoulders.  So that sucked, because it's not like I had much, and they took a good portion of what I had.  Still, the mission hooked me up with replacement stuff, so other than just being a sucky experience, I wasn't out much.

Another time, quite a while later, I was on a bus talking to someone, and the guy I was working with then was talking to someone who was with the guy I was talking to, and all of a sudden, that guy pulled a knife and robbed my friend - just his cash.  I don't remember for sure if they took anything from me, but I don't think so, which always struck me as weird.  I was obviously not from around there...

Another time, I was walking down the train tracks when a guy came out and robbed me and the guy I was working with at gunpoint.  It was a homemade gun - I think they called it a "trabuco" - and we just gave him our cash and he left.

The times my house got robbed, they pretty much just took any cash, cameras, and alarm clocks we had.  Guess that's what you get when you rob missionaries - we didn't even have a TV or radio or anything they could have taken.  I went through more alarm clocks during those two years than any other time in my life.  Oh, well - I ended up with a pretty sweet one that has an alarm like a rooster crowing and a button that you push and it tells you the time out loud in Spanish.

Don't remember for sure if I've ever been robbed here in the states.  Anyway, it sucks, and I'm sorry to hear it.  If it's any help, I have a DS I'd be willing to sell you pretty cheap.  It's the old-school kind, not a Lite, but PM me if you're interested.
2415  Media / The Soundroom / The Recent Musical Purchases Thread on: July 01, 2008, 12:58:29 PM
Picked up "Message in a Box" this weekend - it's everything The Police ever recorded.  Cool stuff.
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