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Penfold

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  1. No, only Decepticons could fly. I really didn't like the first live-action movie, yet I see myself having to go see the second...just because it's called Transformers . Who knows, maybe they could at least try to make each robot look slightly different (or perhaps actually cool-looking) this time! And maybe no fight scenes focusing on a robot's knee at extreme-close-up with awkward camera movements...and better dialog...and good acting...and no stupid retractable mouth cover for Prime - he shouldn't have lips!
  2. You're working out with some dumbbells at home then, right? Cuz man, a gym without even a single pullup bar isn't a gym. Anyway, you can try doing pullups just on a door frame to test whether generally putting strain on the bicep results in pain.
  3. This might not be the answer you're looking for, but if it hurts you might consider not doing it. If it were a functional movement, I'd first say you have form issues, flexibility issues, and/or perhaps a previous injury that's preventing you from doing it without undue pain and use that as a starting point...but for isolation movements, I don't bother to train them and I don't know how much that logic translates. One question I can think of, do you get a similar pain from pullups?
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    Zelda Wii

    As much as I love look of the cel shaded Zeldas, I like the look of this concept art too.
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    Zelda Wii

    I think I'm one of the few who was pleased with the offerings at E3 this year, haha. Left 4 Dead 2, MGS 5, another MGS game that might push me into buying a PSP, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, that Mario Vs Donkey Kong for DSiWare, etc. There were a lot of new announcements I'm excited for, and that's all that really matters for me from E3. Looking forward to info on the new Zelda Wii game.
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    Nintendo Wii

    I'd say that was a pretty good E3 overall for Nintendo, though especially for the DS I think.
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    Metroid: Other M

    Man, I was geeking out when I watched it.
  8. MGS game starring The Boss would be pretty cool (I loved MGS3). Anyway, if it's MGS and not for handheld/phone, it's pretty much an instant buy for me.
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    Nintendo Wii

    Apparently Majora's Mask has been added to VC today...gonna be downloading this right when I get home. Also prob gonna be picking up the new Punch-Out!! soon if I can find a good deal.
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    Nintendo Wii

    Yeah, it looks really awesome. There was another game or 2 coming out for Wii that I can't recall the names of now which also 2-d that looked amazing. Very glad stylish 2-d games still have a presence. I kinda wish it were WiiWare though, mainly so I can be lazy and not have to put the disc . Changing topics a bit, after beating Chibi Robo for DS, I'm now really excited to play the New Play Control version of the Gamecube release once it makes its way stateside. There's been a lot of games lately that sound great for Wii, and more coming. Guessing there'll be at least a few exciting anouncements at E3 this year too. Very good year for the Wii.
  11. Basically, to perform a rowing muscle-up (this I also picked up from a Crossfit Journal article a while back), you'll position a box or bench in front of your rings so that you can place your heels on the edge. You'll want to be behind the rings while holding the false-grip with your feet on the box/bench and not directly under the rings at start You'll end up being directly below the rings for the you're in position to do the dip. The whole point of putting your feet on the box/bench is just to offer some assistance, since you can push off with your legs. The lower your feet are relative to your hips, the easier it is, and so conversely to raise your foot height relative to your hips will provide less assistance. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, I'll try to find the CFJ article and will send that to you (their way of explaining the movement is a lot more understandable, especially sine they have a few pictures to accompany it).
  12. Very impressive! I think the most I've gotten in a row is 8, and the most in a workout is 28. Global-Trance - (if I'm understanding your post correctly, as not yet being able to figure out the muscle-up) Taucer can certainly give you better advice than me on the progressions, but just as a Crossfitter who learned the muscle-up alone, I figured out the transition by doing rowing muscle-ups in my warm-ups and subbing them 2-to-1 in wods that required MUs. After 2-3 weeks like that, the next time I tried a MU it just worked (though even now, once I start fatiguing, it can become hit and miss). I also saw a vid on Crossfit Journal, showing another way to work the transition: instead of having your feet in front of you on a bench/box like a rowing muscleup, you tuck them underneath you on the ground so you can push off with your toes (obviously you need to adjust the rings to a height you can take the false grip like that).
  13. I'm in too. XBL gamertag is hdnuke.
  14. Just started Chibi Robo for DS, and it's fun so far. Even though it's totally different than Pikmin, it has something of a similar feel for me. Also recently picked up that newer Advance Wars (Days or Ruin?) and Ninja Gaiden DS, since I found them for pretty good deals. Both should be pretty fun!
  15. I'm with you on that. Also, carts being hot-swappable and pressing the power button to return to the DSi menu are really convenient. In regard to shop channel, well, there's not a whole lot worthwhile there yet, but I'm looking forward to some really good games coming to it eventually. WarioWare: Snapped! is more miss than hit, is really short, and isn't fast-paced but was free for me so I can't complain too much. The only other game I downloaded was ArtStyle: Aquia, which is actually a lot of fun (I've been playing a level whenever I need a break from Rhythm Heaven). They way they have it set up (where DSiWare is basically the only selectable category) makes it look like the shop channel will be expanded at some point to include a Virtual Console category, and at that point it'll be great. Haven't tried the web browser or anything with SD card yet, so I can't comment on those.
  16. I played it a few years ago for the first time, and it really resonated with me. Everybody's different; for some who love the game it's nostalgia, but not for others (like myself).
  17. I'm still waiting for Sony to decide marketing the PS2 isn't lucrative anymore and makes the PS2 software emulation available on the newer, non-backward compatible PS3 models. It's just annoying to have my PS3 set up and Ico on my coffee table, but can't play I get my PS2 back this weekend.
  18. There's no score or anything, but besides your result (I've seen "try again" "just ok" [the biggest range, btw] and whatever the best one is..."superb" or something), the feedback at the end they give you hints at where you did well...not particularly useful. Like Dhsu said, though, during the level itself it gives you some feedback as to how you're doing (the first level is pretty binary so it's not so applicable with that, but is with the rest as far as I've played). The demo is pretty indicative of the game, so if you didn't like that you prob won't like the full version.
  19. What kinda router do you have? Linksys WRT51G perhaps? I actually had the prob you're describing with that router, and ended up getting a Linksys wireless N router for my b-day the next day, and now it works perfectly (my old router was dying about once a day lately, so it was time for a change regardless). I tried various things with the old router to get it to work (disable WEP, etc) and still nothing...about the only thing I didn't try was a hard reset to restore the factory settings, which might be a good thing to try if your router keeps giving you trouble. Man, looks like I missed the deal you were talking about, Bigfoot. Oh well, hopefully I'll see it for cheap again at some point...it had pretty positive reviews.
  20. Just wanted to say that because of this thread, I picked up Ico. Looking forward to getting my PS2 back so I can try it.
  21. Picked up a DSi this weekend, as well as Rhythm Heaven, and also downloaded WarioWare: Snapped. DSi is really nice - the more Wii-like UI is better IMO, pressing the power button to return to the system menu is really handy, and the cameras work pretty well for what they are. The slightly bigger, brighter screens are nice as well. That black matte finish is an improvement as well. No complaints from the upgrade from the DS Lite. Rhythm Heaven just gets more awesome the more I play it...I think if somebody liked Elite Beat Agents and/or WarioWare, they'd enjoy that game. WarioWare: Snapped is...akward. The camera doesn't always seem to work right when doing the initial calibration and is just way too slow between each microgame when you have to position yourself to start the next one, yet no problems during any of the microgames. It's fun, but it's no longer fast-paced like the rest of the series is and is also extremely short. I think the best part, though, is after each "roller coaster," where it shows you the pictures of yourself as you played the microgames, since the pics tend to look pretty funny. Looking forward to more worthwhile DSiWare games to come out (my reason for buying DSi in the first place), and really hoping they extend the VC to DSi - it'd be really great to transfer VC games from the Wii to play on the go or be able to download GBA games, though who knows if that's gonna happen.
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    Nintendo Wii

    Finally sat down to finish No More Heroes. Hahaha! That game was so over the top from beginning to end, it was hilarious. I can't wait for the sequel now. EDIT: Seems like lots of potentially good games have been announced for WiiWare lately. Explodemon looks like it'll be fun, as does Night Game and Icarian. Lots of games I'm looking forward to for this platform.
  23. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 perhaps? Maybe also Zone of the Enders 1 and 2, and Katamari Damacy. I'm sure there are other good suggestions that I'll think of later, so these are just off the top.
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    Nintendo Wii

    If you don't have them already, I'd really recommend World of Goo and LostWinds. Bit Trip Beat is also pretty cool...rhythm game with a pong interface, haha. Super Punch-Out!! is coming to VC on Monday, according to some IGN article I read a couple days ago. Apparently, Majora's Mask is coming to Japanese VC soon, so hopefully we'll get it in the not-too-distant future as well.
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