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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:01 am    Post subject: The Offtopic Thread (Aug 22 - Oct 29) Reply with quote

Put your Offtopic spam here.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just watched this movie Braindead. It's a zombie movie. In fact, one of the best zombie movies I've ever seen! It features two things I've never seen in a zombie movie that (among many other things) really make this one stand out.
1) Zombies, fucking ...and having a zombie baby! Halarious, and creepy!

2) We see our hero enter a mansion packed with zombies (They were having a party when they all turned). So here's our hero at the front door and a bigass grin. And what goes he have? Oh yeah baby he's got a fuckin lawn mower slinged over his shoulder! What follows is everything you'd hope for!

I could go on, but I don't wanna spoil anything.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, that was also done by the fantastic director of LOTR, Peter Jackson. I think he also did Dead Alive, which is just as gruesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't Braindead = Dead Alive?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

? Maybe. I'm not sure. I haven't seen it in like, four years or so. Was it about an evil zombie granny? Cause that was dead alive.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, zombie granny. Good times :D
I think they renamed it when they brought it over here or some such.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0340832118/103-7188480-0865433?v=glance

Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail

It's a great book, if you're interested in travelogues/crazy punk drummers/crazy theories/other stuff starting with 'crazy'
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LBt1st wrote:
Doesn't Braindead = Dead Alive?

-Bean


Yep, same movie.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend is busy making totally f'ed up VSTs. He's also the demented genius behind the music of Frenetic Plus.

http://jackdark.net/darkware.html

Warning, some graphic content, probably NSFW.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably not safe for work? I'd like to know where that stuff would be safe for work, heh.

He quoted Mr. Onion, and therefore has +10 coolness in my book.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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probably not safe for work? I'd like to know where that stuff would be safe for work, heh.


If you work downtown at the local sex shop, I would imagine no one would so much as blink :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this site for inspirational music while coding retro games. :)

http://www.micromusic.net/

Here's a direct-link to the radio:

http://www.micromusic.net/microradio.php3
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've got some cute tunes, but nothing trumps the almighty Nectarine: Demoscene Radio :)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I did a google image search on occult, and look what I found->



Nuff said.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While that is moderately frightening, what page in the returned results is that? For, the mystical powers of peer-review (i.e., my performing the exact same search) do you yield the same.

Still: amusing.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did it and it was located on the 9th page.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's even more interesting is that the word occult isn't found on the page nor in the HTML source. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:01 pm    Post subject: TEH GHEY Reply with quote

What's with the girly looking characters... it just seems to be getting worse and worse. I remember the days when a video game hero had a chin.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's with the girly looking characters... it just seems to be getting worse and worse. I remember the days when a video game hero had a chin.
They want to show that even guys that are beautiful can still kick butt.

That or it's just a Japanese culture thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, but does EVERY guy have to be beautiful? I understand that it's a "Japanese thing", but it'a getting to the point for me where I'll not even consider playing a game with a girlyman for a hero. It's rather tiresome!

It might be cool for the 15-year-old consumers whom the characters represent, but it isn't cool for me. :P
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need more Kung-Fu style characters (like the guy in SAKFU). That's what we need.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I don't have a problem with effeminate characters in video games --- as long as the game is enjoyable to play, who cares about the graphics? Great graphics/character-design do not a great game make --- I do find it unfortunate the turn that Nintendo decided to take in designing the upcoming Zelda title; the cel-shading found in Windwaker was entirely appropriate for the series, and accentuated the gameplay perfectly. I know someone around these parts (Mandrake? Maybe I'm thinking about somewhere else, heh.) has even gone so far as to make the claim that none of the Zelda games --- save those found on the n64 --- was in any way not-cartoony. While I am not suggesting that a dead horse should not be reanimated with a few extra limbs and a fresh brushing, the current ploy by Nintendo seems altogether to be designed to draw in a broader array of gamers, rather than die-hard fans.

Regardless of that, assuming I have the money, I'll be lined up to buy me a copy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I do find it unfortunate the turn that Nintendo decided to take in designing the upcoming Zelda title; the cel-shading found in Windwaker was entirely appropriate for the series, and accentuated the gameplay perfectly


I see this as Nintendo aiming to give the masses what they desire (not necessarily what they need). They wanted a huge hit in time to keep cube sales up, and a non-cartoony Zelda was on the menu. Personally, I would have been happy with another cel shaded version. Wind Waker was an awe-inspiring game... although a few dungeons short of being complete.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you noticed that even in the offtopic thread the conversation has turned to games?? Heh
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, Leo, it was me that said it...that was a bit ago. But, I still agree with what I had to say back then- Zelda has almost always been cartoony. I will pick the new game without any hesitation, but I do think the WindWaker style was more fitting the series as a whole.
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