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2401  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: August 06, 2008, 09:04:57 PM
Woot for double-posts in the book thread!  Or not.  No matter.

I recently saw a trailer for an upcoming movie called City of Ember, and I thought "ooh - it's like Fallout!"  I hit the bookstore and found that it's a sci-fi book intended for "young readers" (like the first Harry Potter books, I think).  Not kids - probably teens.

ANYWAY... I read it over the course of about a day.  It's a really good book, and it does have a vibe of "what if you lived in the vault from the first Fallout, but didn't realize there was anything else out there?"  There are two sequels, with a third coming out later this month.  I'm gonna be hitting the bookstore tomorrow to get the next one.
2402  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Opoona slated for March 25 in US on: July 30, 2008, 04:22:04 PM
Quote from: "Bernhardt"
What really peeves me are the elevators; I hate how you have to ascend/descend one floor at a time, and you can't just use the same elevator to go up or down, you use separate elevators to go up or down.

That's the thing - lots of little annoyances like this detracted from the game too much for me to love it.  Gotta hand it to them on simplicity of controls, though.  Only game I've played with easier controls was probably Donkey Konga. (Two bongos and clapping.  That's all.)
2403  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 30, 2008, 04:18:10 PM
Beat Song Summoner last night.  On to FFTA2.
2404  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 29, 2008, 07:58:26 AM
Quote from: "everluck"
Level 24 in Puzzle Quest.

I loved that game.  It's more RPG than many people realize - the way you improve your character and the class you choose really make a huge difference in how the game plays.

Been goofing around with Arkanoid on the DS lately and finished it last night.  Of course, that's not really saying much...
2405  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Opoona slated for March 25 in US on: July 28, 2008, 12:48:43 PM
I really had to work to remain sort of objective for my review after the labyrinth-like mess that was the first city.  Couldn't love it, but I've definitely played worse.
2406  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Comic-con Wolverine on: July 28, 2008, 12:44:19 PM
Quote from: "everluck"
Wolverine's not my favorite character from X Men, but he's the best choice to make a movie about, I believe. The action surrounding him is a lot more visceral and intimate than most, and he's got one of the better backstories.

That trailer was fantastic. And finally: GAMBIT.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
2407  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movies and the economy on: July 25, 2008, 12:56:25 PM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
And when you think about it, when times are tough, it's when you want some escapism.

If you hadn't already said it, this is exactly what I was going to say.
2408  The Rest / General Discussions / Don't try to reenact old commercials in Utah. on: July 24, 2008, 08:23:05 AM
Quote from: "Jimmy"
Why am I not surprised? Oh, yea, all the cops in this state are pricks.

Wait... what did the cops do wrong?  As far as I can tell, some guy made a joke about mustard, some other guy pulled a gun on him, and later the gun guy got arrested for doing something he surely should have known was not OK.

The mustard joke was kinda stupid, given how old those commercials are, but pulling a gun on the joker was far more stupid.  Even if you love guns, I hope you can agree that's not what they're for.

(I am relieved to see the gun guy's name in this article, though - when I first heard about this, I went "tell me that wasn't my brother...")
2409  The Rest / General Discussions / Obscure Talents on: July 24, 2008, 08:08:54 AM
Actually, that phrase has been around for a REALLY long time.  I've been hearing it my whole life, but it took a Google search today for me to discover that it's been around since at least the 3rd century BC.

Because I'm too lazy to find a good source, here's a Wikipedia page:

Edit: I wasn't going to say it, but
Quote from: "Masamune"
I assumed it was a WoW reference when I heard it in Batman.

is likely to be the most depressing thing I read all week.  I'm taking solace in the fact that you figured that couldn't be right and wondered where it really came from. (So, you know, if I misinterpreted the rest of your post, don't tell me.)
2410  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Unreal? on: July 23, 2008, 07:55:45 AM
I agree.  There were a number of times in that game where I truly got spooked so bad I jumped out of my chair.

Also, that avatar is taken, Om3ga. ;)
2411  The Rest / General Discussions / Obscure Talents on: July 23, 2008, 07:51:42 AM
Quote from: "Jimmy"
If that doesn't count then, well, I've shoveled shit for 20 years of my 23 year life thanks to always having dogs, cows, and horses. I'm a good shit shoveler.

Ever seen the movie Mystery Men?  (One of the main characters is The Shoveler, whose super power is that he's really good at shoveling.)

Quote from: "Shiguma"
That, and Pluto Relinquish is a retarded song:


Wow.  It's difficult for me to believe that anyone can actually move their feet that fast.
2412  The Rest / General Discussions / Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were titties. on: July 23, 2008, 07:36:55 AM
Quote from: "Ryos"
The first thing that came to my mind when I read that page was that this article is as close as said article's author has gotten to breasts.

It's not great literature, I know, but I read a lot of fantasy books, and I think that pretty often as I read them.  Robert Jordan was the worst - it feels like every time his female characters are alone, they end up topless.  Then there's Piers Anthony and his obsession with panties...

Anyway, here's a classic for anyone who hasn't seen it:
2413  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever get robbed? on: July 22, 2008, 09:58:53 AM
Quote from: "Pcmaker"
I'd like to see someone come and break into my house.

Do you know my brother?  If I thought he'd seen Cheat Commandos, I'd totally call him Gunhaver from now on.
2414  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: July 21, 2008, 10:28:56 AM
That Magician series is pretty good.  He's written a few followups, also.

I've been gradually working my way through the Xanth series again.  No idea if I'm reading stuff I have read before or not.
2415  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 21, 2008, 10:21:47 AM
Trying desperately to finish Song Summoner before moving on to FFTA2 (I know if I don't, I'll never finish SS, and I'd like to do that).
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