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#1 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

Sometimes you get a clear example of "trying too hard". This is one of those times.

#2 Edited by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

My suggestions

1. Rainbow Six : Tom Clancy

2. Timeline: Michael Crichton

3. Leviathan Wakes: James S.A. Corey

4. Patient Zero: Jonathan Maberry

5. Jurassic Park: Michael Crichton

6. Ready Player One: Ernest Cline

7. The Quantum Thief: Hannu Rajaniemi

8. I Am Legend: Richard Matheson

9. Hell House: Richard Matheson

10. The Mist: Stephen King

I specifically chose books that are easy to digest but aren't what I would call "fluff". I also didn't suggest any fantasy books since Dan is apparently deathly allergic to those. I think ten of these are fantastic. Even Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a great book for those who don't typically like Clancy. Not everything in this list has a movie to go with it, but I really hope that's not the criteria for this potential podcast/club thing. I think that will really limit what good books we could get into.

Edit/Update: I realized I meant to add 10 suggestions but only put down 9. I added The Mist because I think its a pretty great story as well as an interesting film. I also think its a great comparison of how a movie can create a better ending/conclusion than a book can. There's also some great references to other King works in both the book and the film AND this story was one of the inspiration's for Half-Life so there's a slight video game tie-in as well.

#3 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

I was pretty giddy when it was rumored he was coming. Then there was the awesome swerve of him showing up in pictures at IGN. While I can't say that I've ever been down on the site I can say that I totally agree Dan is a great addition to the site. He's also been doing a great job spearheading new content on the site.

On a Vinny note ( the best kind of notes), I hope that when they get settled in at gbEAST that we start getting the Random PC Game segment back. That was always my favorite.

#4 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

I don't remember having the best opinion of this game, but I could just be remembering things incorrectly. I do remember getting all the achievements in one sitting and that never happens for me.

#5 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E) vs. Gold and Stardust - Kickoff Match

Winners (2 pts): The New Day. I assume it will Big E and Kofi as the tag.

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Big E

Person who loses the fall (1 pt): Stardust

United States Champion Rusev vs. Jack Swagger - United States Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Rusev

Method of victory (2 pts): Submission

Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler - Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship

Winner (2 pts): Luke Harper

Erick Rowan vs. The Big Show - Stairs Match

Winner (2 pts): Eric Rowan

Write an up to 150 word essay to describe exactly what the fuck is a "Stairs Match" (10 points):

I am assuming this will be something along the lines of “first person to get a successful hit in with a set of stairs wins. However, the better match would be that it is really a ladder match BUT you have to stack ringside stairs up to the height of a ladder and grab a title. The kink is that there is no title up for grabs so they are grappling for…respect? Whatever, Rowan gets the victory over Big Show.

WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz and Damien Mizdow vs. The Usos - WWE Tag Team Championship Match

Winners (2 pts): The Miz and Damien Mizdow

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Mizdow

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): I can’t tell the difference between the two…let’s say Jimmy Uso.

Does Naomi get involved (2 pts): Yes

Ryback vs. Kane - Chairs Match

Winner (2 pts): Ryback

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee - Divas Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Nikki Bella

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Brie Bella get involved? (2 pts): Yes

Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt - Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match

Winner (2 pts): Bray Wyatt

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Tables Match - If Cena loses, he will lose his #1 contendership for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Winner (2 pts): John Cena

Does J&J Security get involved? (2 pts): Yes, absolutely

I am betting that John Cena wins because Rollins loses nothing if Cena wins but he also gains nothing if Cena loses. “Everything is on Cena” and we all know Cena will be headlining another Wrestlemania. This is how this will culminate: Reigns comes back at Royal Rumble and will eliminate one more person than he did last year with him winning it. Wrestlemania main event is Reigns vs Cena vs Lesnar. Cena gets pinned by Reigns with Reigns coming away with the title with Lesnar losing without getting pinned, so he still looks strong. Rollins immediately comes in and curbstomps Reigns to win the title and start a feud between Rollins and Reigns with Cena taking a month or so off, maybe more. Lesnar leaves for at least two years.

#6 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

@simmant: There is no official Balor Club shirt. The only official WWE shirt Balor has is this one that debuted that night: http://shop.wwe.com/Finn-B%C3%A1lor-%22Arrival%22-Authentic-T-Shirt/W08743,default,pd.html

#7 Edited by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

I would be interested to see what Watch.Dogs could be with a competent developer, but honestly it would probably just be Assassins Creed in modern day.

Honestly, I can't think of anything.

#8 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

I take it in cycles. I like to read and I play table top stuff quite a bit, so its not weird for me to take 2-3 months off at a time. However, I am going 25 years without quitting games and I don't plan on stopping.

#9 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

People like to praise Valve for Steam and everything, but I am pretty apathetic towards them. They are still great game developers, but all of these systems they create that are seemingly ONLY for people who use exploits and cheats are ridiculous.

#10 Posted by Sammo21 (4269 posts) -

I just can't go back to these old RE games. The closest I've gotten is the early Silent Hill games, which I can appreciate for the stories and subtext...can't really say that for the RE games.