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#1 Posted by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

Yes the retail boxed copy requires Steam activation. Though there's no indication on the back of box, or even any copyright/TM Steam logos inside the manual. But on the front page of the manual, just about the serial key there in fine print that reads; "Steam Activation Code". So yes the PC retail boxed copy requires a Steam.

Also noted boxed copies don't have pre-order bonuses inside.

#2 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

Duders get this awful XBONE code off me please!

#3 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

When I think of the Playstation I will always remember the 'Double Life' ad. SCE UK knew how to market the Playstation as a lifestyle accessory, like it meant something, that it was important, and not just some children's toy you buy at Christmas - though I did buy mine in November 97.

I grew up with a NES, Texas Instruments, PCs and the like, and though I'll always prefer PC gaming, it was the Playstation that had me obsessively excited about a console.

The David Lynch PS2 'The Third Place' ad still baffles me. But they made it right with the 'Fun Anyone?' ad.

#4 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

@mb said:

Possessing nunchaku is a felony in California...carrying a loaded, concealed handgun is only a misdemeanor. They were banned during the ninja movie/weapons craze of the 1980's, I believe.

The same can be said in the UK. They loved their dubbed HK kung-fu films of the 80s and 90s, though the classification board would edit/censor gratuitous weapon demonstrations and techniques in said films, like they were Video Nasties or something. They also didn't like the word "Ninja", in TMNT.

#5 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

I've always believed in order to be considered an action film, there must be a higher ratio of action to story and violence (blood and gore). Films like Violent Cop (89) or Full Metal Yakuza (97), Reservoir Dogs (92) missout because they're more graphic in their portrayal of blood and gore borderlining on torture as opposed to light hearted guys dumping ammo and dudes fly back in slo-mo or cars blowing up because one bullet hit it in the sweet spot. Film's like Heat (95) or Fallen Angels (95), Léon: The Professional (94), The Jackal (96), Mr Canton & Lady Rose (89) Highlander (86), Plunkett & Macleane (99), Beast Cop (98), miss out because these are intense story driven thrillers or character driven films that build up to action as opposed to a film where there's action every 5-10 minutes because of short attention spans and itchy trigger fingers. One could try to argue Grosse Point Blank (97) to be a action film, despite my love for that film, I wouldn't.

Stuff not mentioned yet;

The Punisher (89)

Dark Angel aka I Come In Peace (90)

Predator 2 (90) If you don't like Predator 2 FUCK YOU!

Gunmen (94) Its got Mario Van Peebles in it

Assassins (95) written by Wachowski Bros.

Double Impact (91)

Hard Target (94)

Broken Arrow (96)

Crying Freeman (95)

Showdown in Little Tokyo (91)

The Replacement Killers (98) AKA Chow Yun Fat comes to America

The Boondock Saints (99)

The Matrix (99) what a way to end the 90s

The Way of the Gun (00) just misses out.

Reading maybe required when viewing these. Never watch any miramax versions of foreign films.

Yes Madam (85)

Project A 1-2

Armor of God (87)

Curry & Pepper (90)

Iceman Cometh (89)

Tiger on the Beat (88)

Full Contact (92)

Once Upon a Time in China 1-2 maybe 3?

Fudoh: the Next Generation (96)

The Blade (95) period martial art. Tsui Hark's remake of one armed swordsman

Bangkok Dangerous (99)

#6 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

It's another case of reality emulating science-fiction. Also, in the future all restaurants will be either Pizza Hut or Taco Bell, depending on what part of the world you'll live in.

#7 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

@redleader said:

@dangerloves: The Locust never seem to get their due. I've always considered their records to be a bit of a novelty (along with a lot of grindcore-derivative bands), but they are definitely a different story live; I've seen them twice and their sets are a blast, they really pull that stuff off well. I also love the fact that Serbian does all that craziness with a comparatively small kit. No need for all that china-boy, dual hi-hat nonsense.

I've never seen them live. I was hoping they'd tour Australia after signing to Epitaph, but since they're on hiatus, it might be an even longer wait for them to tour again. Lame! I was a huge Locust fan in my late teens and early twenties, most people I knew, fuckin' hated them.

#8 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

Its only a matter of time before the AKB48 "music" franchise system comes to other countries other than South East Asia. Structured tiers of roles, tryouts for new recruits, rules and disciplinary actions, senior and junior members. It's the Supreme Aum of J-Pop. I say - Beware!

#9 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

@sinusoidal: He also has a nice collection of hoods and masks that he wears.

RIP John Peel.

#10 Posted by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

Gabe Serbian is a machine! (The Locust, Cattle Decpitations)