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    Holy shit! Are you serious?
  2. Hey, that game was fun! The ports were shitty as Hell, but I always enjoy finding a working arcade cabinet.
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    I hope so. The potential is definitely there without having a blatant stinger. Kinda like the first Star Wars, it wrapped up the story at hand in case the film didn't meet expectations, while staying just opened ended enough so that a sequel didn't feel forced.
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    Whoa man, what a rush! The movie was insanely predictable, but I didn't let that get in the way of just enjoying its excellent presentation; I was never bored, that's for sure. And those visuals were just in-credible. I hope I can get another chance at seeing it.
  5. I have to agree with this. I remember DJ Pretz saying it was a clutter issue, or something along those lines and to give the new layout a shot. After a while, the lack of alphabet shortcuts really just makes navigating all games together tedious. The search bar is a good substitute only if someone already has a specific game in mind. Is there anyway you can bring it back, maybe as a drop down menu or something? There's a drop down menu up there already, but users have no idea where in the list of games each page will end up, making the feature kind of pointless.
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    I think Weaver was making a jest at director James Cameron's passion for such a crazy Sci Fi movie. But he did indeed write Avatar 12 years ago. The third is also true. The language was developed enough to give Tolkein and Klingon a run for the money. Seeing this tomorrow in 3D IMAX; I am so psyched!
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    The master of Cranium Castle has spoken, Capcom. Touch up that soundtrack, chop chop.
  8. While I agree with you there... the way the Nigerians were portrayed I think completely circumvented that. They could have been a random collection of criminal organizations of varied African nationalities, but the film seemed to take great effort to point out they were Nigerian. Still a good movie though.
  9. One of Jeremy Soule's first. A fine game with a great score that was sadly brushed aside by Blizzard and their epic StarCraft franchise. This is probably my favorite piece from the game. Thankfully was a complete redo of TA by the same team (as is obvious from the intro) and has had more attention and is getting a sequel, but it's still not given the recognition it deserves.Here's a clearer version of the SC theme.
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    I'm really glad to see this discrepancy; it sounds like Avatar has achieved the impact for highlighting 3D that Cameron was going for.
  11. I think you're confusing messy copyright issues between film companies for a conscious decision to abandon Halo for a different movie. Jackson very clearly explains in your link: "[Halo] fell apart because of internal politics at Fox and Universal. It had nothing to do with the budget or anything else. In fact, we hadn't even been greenlit at all at that point." District 9 was Peter Jackson salvaging the time and resources Fox and Universal had wasted with him. No, District 9 would not have happened if Halo were greenlit, but neither was District 9 a part of the decision to shelve the film. It sounds like District 9 wasn't even a subject until after Halo was dead. That was the whole point dude. The movie took a new fresh take on alien visitors and highlighted humanity's own weaknesses in the fear of strangers. In some incident, most of the ship's leaders were lost and the rest decided to hide in the working class majority that was brought along. The movie even explains that humanity was pissed that instead of enlightened free thinking beings, they only found a hideous army of extraterrestrial blue collars. They were then treated in a fashion that many countries today might treat disadvantaged refugees.
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    Nope, this is all James Cameron. What's special is that James Cameron hasn't made a real fictional narrative in 12 years. The guy gave us new age CGI and science fictional creations that paved the way for computer effects that are now commonplace in the media blockbuster. The alien probe in Abyss and T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day floored audiences at the time as he was the first to use computers to create photo realistic images. He wrote Avatar shortly after Titanic but felt technology couldn't convey the narrative vision he had for the story, so he sat back and did documentaries on underwater life, waiting. I've followed this project (what I could) since mid high school about six years ago. At the time, I thought it was nuts that he wanted to make a 3D movie, the resurgence in the industry hadn't happened yet. Now I'm really excited, as he is the first big name director who's come up with an idea specifically conceived for 3D. He even commissioned new 3D cameras just for the movie (part of its epic cost). Up until this point, 3D film has really been just a gimmick, thus why it has faded from use two times already, the 1950s and 1980s. Most 3D films made in this new resurgence are no different. The effect is a gimmick meant to wow audiences, and the gimmick over time wears then. But now Cameron is taking the challenge of showing that 3D can be a part of a film's narrative, rather than a cheezy effect that won't really matter once the film has a home release. I hope he can pull it off (it might fail terribly), but I won't find out for another week until I can make it out to Osaka. I'm glad OCR is giving good feedback.
  13. Wow, so if Nintendo had pursued the CD add on, they would have had the potential to kick Sega's but with it. Instead they spawned their greatest competitor and then the greatest joke gaming has ever known. I look forward to seeing what can come of this.
  14. Keyboard and mouse. The versatility and plethora of buttons can't be beaten. Then wiimote, then normal controllers. Analog sticks just can't compare to mediums that allow quick reflexive aiming. Kind of curious, does anybody still use PC joysticks like the sidewinder. I remember them being ridiculously popular way back when, but I haven't seen them quite so much anymore.
  15. I never doubted the rumor since the first two Sonic games were composed by members of Dreams Come True, a group popular in Japan at the time. In making the Sonic games bigger and better, it makes sense to seek out a bigger and better name to try and attach to the music. Still cool to have people finally come forward though. With the news of how he personally dropped his name over the sound quality, and Sega's passion for add-ons, I'm kinda surprised Sega didn't do a Sega CD version ala Eco.
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    Mega Man 10

    Argh! Staples, Capcom! The moves are God damn staples of the character now!
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    Mega Man 10

    But... But the continuity. Think of the amazing, flawless continuity! Why does no one ever appreciate the continuity?!?!? In all seriousness though, if they ever do delve further into the two series' connection, I hope they leave it to the X games. Having a Mega Man game explain the transition would pretty much be like making the last classic Mega Man game outside of spinoffs or a reboot.
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    Mega Man 10

    Two player Megaman? It's about damn time! (Power Battles doesn't count) I hope Capcom comes to its senses and gives us the true mega buster and power slide. 9 was nice, but it just didn't feel right. I don't care how good Mega Man 2 is, those two moves became Mega Man staples.
  19. And how I've missed that little sound. The throwback is wonderful. I hear they're making Jackal Rebirth too. Konami is really pulling out all the stops for the older gamers.
  20. Bullshit. Yes casual players can be asses too by whining in a tournament where they have no shot. I won't deny this happens, but competitive players are far from idle victims like you think. This is completely true. It's hard running events for fun with a group of friends or non gaming club with an open invite, because there are competitive players who seek these outings to show off. It happened time and time again at college, to the point where it became nearly impossible to set up casual gaming get togethers because no casual player would want to play in light of the inevitable pros that would show up to dominate just because. People stopped playing simply because they thought they sucked at the game and there was no point. ------------------------------------------------------------- Also, helllooooooo PPR.
  21. Playing to have fun. That's what every game ever made was for. Competitions are for deciding who is better. It's unsportsmanlike to fail to differentiate the two. You shouldn't wail on those just looking to enjoy their pastime in an effort to show they are wasting their time. Smash Bros. is full of these people. The reverse is true as well. When competition is active, you shouldn't seek to destroy that competition out of amusement, ala the griefing common in many online games. The problem is that the dicks who do use them lord it over those who don't, in an attempt to establish superiority, either in skill, devotion to the hobby, or some combination of petty reasons. I ran a Smash Bros. Melee tournament once for a convention at my university, and in an attempt to appease the Smash Nazis I knew on campus I held two separate tournaments. One for them on Final Destination with no items. The other was on Hyrule Temple with all items. The first complaint I got from the Final D tournament was that the other tournament even existed in the first place. Then a group approached me over the fact that I wasn't using the MLG established rules of play, and the matches were four man free for alls. Then I got assholes bitching about wanting to use their own controllers. I gave them our reason for not allowing it; that in the middle of an event with 1000 people using generously loaned equipment we could not feasibly have people walking in an out of the game room with controllers. The equipment that had been loaned was tested before hand and found to be in working order. They still whined. Compare this to the Hyrule Temple tournament (which had a bigger attendance in both players and viewers) and who's participants had the heart to say "thanks" for running a large event for people to enjoy. They don't have to throw a match, but neither do they have to rub in their skill and completely dominate a game when they clearly are the better player. In the story above, the reason I had even bothered with an itemless tournament was because among all the Smash Nazis I knew on campus, there were some who were great sports. Their skill was undisputed, but when they played with friends, they cut back a notch. They'd also take the time playing with weaker players as a chance to practice with other characters unfamiliar to them. They were the only reason I have any ounce of respect for organized Smash Bros. play. Bottom line, a good sport in gaming finds ways to keep himself challenged, regardless of the opponent's skill level. They also don't attribute failure to flukes.
  22. There's an easy fix to that problem, and it's playing matches with four opponents like the game was designed to be. I really, really hate the competitive Smash Bros. players. I can't think of any player demographic that has warped and sucked the fun out of a game more.
  23. Yeah, after hearing really great arrangements, A Very 8-bit Christmas seems like quite a step back. I'm only halfway through his stuff though, I'll give all four albums a fair shot. Also, here's 8-bit Jesus
  24. It's been a grand long time since I went on Battle.net, but I remember most players being a good sport, especially since Blizzard runs a pretty tight ship. But like I said, that was long ago, pre WoW. Anyone still use Battle.net for any games, and how's the player base there? I think part of the issue is also age of the players. I had friends comparing Left4Dead on Steam and XBox, and how they couldn't stand the XBox players. They noticed encountering generally older players on the PC, while kids tend to play the console version. They blamed that as a main reason for the difference in behavior.
  25. Oh boy! A friend showed me an 8-bit themed Christmas album called 8-Bit Jesus made by a different guy last year. It was awesome, so I'm excited to see some more stuff like it.
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