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#1 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -
@100_Hertz: I suppose they are a little deadly.  What with the impossible speeds and the physicals walls trailing behind.  If we all had light cycles I'm pretty sure 90% of the riders would be dead in about 5 minutes.  Now if it isn't the impending doom that they bring with them but rather something else that makes you not want one then you are just crazy.
#2 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

I'm about to sit down to watch a DVD double pack that a friend gave me.  Cloak & Dagger and The Wizard.  I've seen The Wizard fairly recently and I still love it.  "The power glove.  It's so bad" is still one of my favorite lines in any movie ever.  Sure this movie may not be much more than a commercial for Super Mario but really what movie aimed towards the youth market isn't a commercial for something? 
 
Anyhow, I'm fairly sure I'm going to realize I was a little bit retarded as a child (who am I kidding, I'm sure in a few years I'll realize I was a little bit retarded at the time I was writing this) because I remember Cloak & Dagger being pretty awesome.  Just looking at the DVD case I'm certain it isn't. 
 
Maybe I'll just put these back on the shelf and go watch Tron, there's a film that held up well.  Okay, maybe not but man those light cycles were and still are pretty damned cool.  Seriously, who doesn't want a light cycle?

#3 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -
@Rmack: Hell, it seems people generally don't read anything these days.  I tend to imagine a bunch of people out wandering around shouting nonsense so as to avoid having to actually think about anything (and yeah that is a pretty weak reference to a Hitchhikers Guide bit).
#4 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

Huh, I always wondered about that myself but never put it together.  I've always been pretty neutral I guess.  Really it was more like I would devote myself to one faction for a while then switch it up once in a while.  For me it's about the games, not the systems (and what I could afford at the time). 

#5 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

Somehow I totally missed this show when it was on.  I mean, yeah I heard about it but I never actually saw it.  At the suggestion of a dude from work I caught the first season on Hulu, then eventually they put up second season and watched that.  About the time they put up third season it was all available on Netflix so I just started over.  Such a great show! 
 
I seem to remember reading somewhere that the movie is still very much a reality but that is about the extent of my memory on the subject.  I wonder how the movie, assuming it ever comes to fruition will deal with the age gaps between the end of the show and the setting of the movie?  Granted pretty much the entire cast could play themselves from the moment the show ended without much trouble but  Alia Shawkat  (Maeby) and Michael Cera ( George-Michael) might have a little trouble jumping back into those characters without some explanation.  However, now that I think about it I could totally see them acknowledging that they have aged a bit but still setting a movie closer to the end of the show.  Sort of a 'just go with it' kind of thing.

#6 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

It looks like something I could enjoy playing and Rush'N Attack was a game I remember fondly (hell, I 'borrowed' the NES cart from a 'friend' the day before I moved 3 states away).  Even with only that trailer and those brief words about a little hands off demo I'm pretty much already committed to buying it.

#7 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

What ridiculous lengths am I willing to go for seemingly meaningless level gains in this game. . . er, website?  I don't know yet.  I have just started to head down a path I vowed I never would.  Twitter account?  Check.  Facebook account?  Check.  Pointless blog that nobody will ever read?  Apparently check. 
 
I guess it just goes to show how deep the need to 'level up' is rooted in me that I'm willing to throw my hatred toward social networking sites out the window.  MUST. . . GET. . . EXPERIENCE! 
 
What about you oh unlikely reader?  Does this quest system make you feel the need to do dirty things?

#8 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

I'm close to level 7 and I have to say. . . why aren't Ice-T or Ice Cube part of any quest?

#9 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

I remember really liking South Park a lot back when it was just getting started.  The crudely done Jesus vs Frosty pretty much showed me a little taste of what was to come and it was fantastic.  Then at some point not too long after Bigger, Longer & Uncut I simply stopped watching it.  A buddy at work got me back into it again partway through last season and I'm loving it once more. 
 
I thought the testicular cancer episode was great as a whole but the thing that had me laughing uncontrollably at one point were Cartmans responses when asked if he would be interested in something.   
 
"Does the pope help pedophiles get away with their crimes?" was pretty good. 
 "Is the pope catholic. . . and making the world safe for pedophiles" was great too. 
 
But the comedy genius in repetition and call backs is a difficult task to master just right.  South Park has always been good and going just far enough or in some cases too far so it isn't funny anymore then they keep going and it gets funny again.  Last night was like that for me when the last ridiculous response was uttered. 
 
"Does a bear crap in the woods. . . and does the pope crap on the broken lives and dreams of 200 deaf boys?" was simply perfect.  Not to mention of course the peeling the skin off the chicken, slicing it up into lines and snorting it.  I know people that will probably try that, but that's not something I'm proud of.

#10 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

100 on my first try, 105 on my second.  That is with the built in button on my laptop.  An actual mouse I would have a hard time going that fast while also holding the mouse over the 'click here' button. 
 
I've always been able to rival the turbo button on my old console controllers.