Game Room archives & maybe Polar Bear's Cafe
Doomed's forum posts
@patrickklepek I never once thought Resident Evil 4 used black bars on the GameCube for artistic reasons. RE4 pushed the GameCube to its limits and thus had a smaller rendering window because of it. If I recall correctly black bars were present on both 4:3 and 16:9 display modes. The Wii version apparently did the same thing, but that was a port job and maybe the developers weren't trying to get the best possible performance out of the Wii.
Jeff made some kind of post about harassment after people were harassing those who criticized GB's choices for the new hires (Dan & Jason). I don't know what a GG post would accomplish. Nobody within GG trusts Giant Bomb. They wouldn't change any minds. It's clear that Giant Bomb is already against harassment. It would just invite more negative comments on the GB crew while also re-igniting negative comments on the existing targets.
@drzing: The 188.8.131.52 DNS server is the greatest invention in human history.
If you want literally every website you visit to be sent to Google, sure. I'll stick with OpenDNS, which is very similar but has the bonus of NOT doing that.
Go back and play both of them. Both have a lot of filler missions that don't hold up well. 100 coin stars? No thank you.
You could take the good stars from SM64 and the good shines from Sunshine and end up with a great, 9/10, 80-star-or-so remix. Galaxy and especially Galaxy 2 have a much higher ratio of good content to overall content.
Brad was a mix of good and bad as the host. Listeners can fast-forward through "boring" conversations, but people who are interested can't magically hear a conversation that never happened or was cut short. If the people in the room want to talk, and there's one person out there who wants to listen, why cut them off?
Three movies everyone must watch:
1. Citizen Kane (1941, Black and White) - see if you can spot how every movie takes its inspiration from Citizen Kane. Maybe you'll be too busy enjoying the great story and camera work. Whether you know the ending ahead of time or not is irrelevant: it's an interesting footnote on the best and most revolutionary movie ever made.
2. The Godfather (1972, Color) - Marlon Brando stars and gives the best performance of any person in any film, as far as I have seen. Mobsters doing mob things. Boring at times, yet in retrospect, everything is necessary.
3. North by Northwest - (1959, Color) - Alfred Hitchcock, the king of suspense, directs his most suspenseful movie ever: a cold-war-era spy drama. Never a dull moment, never more than one step ahead of the bad guys.
I use IMDB and TSPDT for my classic-movie needs. TSPDT is heavily biased towards "artsy" and "classic" movies, while IMDB is biased towards movies that are fun to watch and that a man aged around 18-30 would enjoy.
North by Northwest will be the easiest one to get drawn into (10 minutes should be plenty). But as the other two movies get going, they are very interesting. The Godfather starts out pretty interesting, takes a little break, then gets more interesting.
They're pretty great but they aren't on the site anywhere. Does anyone have a backup?
edit: Here's a page as a JPEG and I think less than full-size?