Discussion in 'Off-topic & Daily life' started by ckyfreak22, Oct 15, 2008.
Hello? Anyone out there ?
This is beginning to seem a bit bleak guys .
Well, Happy New year to anyone who might be reading this. Hope everything is well for you. Other than me no one seems to have posted anything since August . Is this the end?
Ah, it seems I've returned at a good time. Happy New 2017, Dis (and Tweeg if he shows his avatar anytime soon!) Nah, Skynet hasn't defeated us all just yet.
I'm still using public computers since making the decision to live without the net at home. I like to think of it as a digital detox, ha.
Did you receive any gaming gifts or gadgets for xmas?
I didn't this year, just mostly cash in cards, but I did receive a few films. That underrated 90s action flick set on Alcatraz island, The Rock. Still Bay's only genuinely good film. Red Dwarf series 1-4 and Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children in time for the anticipated PS4 remake which better live up to the original in some regards. Worth watching if you ever find the time. Best place to view it and loads of other old films (2005 was 12 years ago bloody hell) would be stage.vu and make sure you find the english version. There's many uploads of foreign languages on that site.
Look at this. I found out Michael Biehn was on Wogan once in 1991. That story about not really working with Arnold is one he still tells people nowadays almost word for word LOL. Ahh, legend of his time.
Welcome back Nog! I was beginning to thik this place had finally croaked . Wasn't expecting to see any replies here . In a little bit of a hurry so will post a proper reply very soon!
P.S. Happy new year!
Apologies for the late reply Nog. Been a hectic week!
I didn't get any gaming gadgets for xmas, but my folks bought myself and all my brothers breathalisers . She was worried about any potential for still being over the limit the day after any partying, so we can now test to make sure .
Ah The Rock, a true classic! Haven't seen it in a few years but it's definitely Connery at his best!
Just watching that Biehn vid and hearing him say "I'm kind of a favourite of Jim Cameron". That didn't last it seems .
Speaking of Jim Cameron .....this may amuse you http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...r-arnold-schwarzenegger-genisys-a7540526.html
I'm pushed for time at present, but i'll return later to extend my post hopefully. Those breathalisers sound like a good idea if you have a mild booze addiction . Have you ever been pulled over for dodgy driving after a night out?
What are you playing on PC or PS4 these days? Did your brother ever lend you Metal Gear Solid?
I just registered one of those game code slips from Dark Souls 2 which earned me 1500 points. It's a shame the Namco Bandai site is offering me zilch for that amount
Whatever happened to Tweeg and Diamond, etc? Maybe we should send them a PM?
Does someone pay to keep this site going or is it free? I remember being on a film forum a few years ago and the moderator once mentioning it costs him $40 per month.
Lol no I haven't personally ever been pulled over. I am always careful to not drive any time soon after drinking. You?
What sort of things are offered on the Bandai site for higher points?
Not sure what happened to Tweeg or Diamond. I don't think Diamond ever came back after the site under went updating and the passwords all got reset. If I recall correctly the site wasn't accessible for a while when it was undergoing the update ....perhaps Diamond thought it was dead and never tried it again? Seems unlikely, but it's been a long long time. Tweeg himself hasn't been on in a year I think. He seemed to have a lot less time when he got that new job. Maybe we should send some pm's indeed!
I think Dick runs the site, if it's being paid for then he is the one doing it. I assume there are some moderators for the site, but they don't seem to frequent it either. Dick did put a lot of work into the refurbishment so it's odd that he hasn't made an appearance either.
Ill try to send a pm now anyhow.
I don't own any form of automobile, so I don't have to worry about that. Indeed, The Rock is very good film. I like how the villains turn on each at the end other rather than follow the generic formula. I remember seeing it on commercials around the time Euro '96 was on TV and wanting to go see it at cinema, but sadly I wasn't 15 at the time and couldn't convince staff there either... HA no chance.
Euro '96 was arguably the closest England ever came to winning a tournament surely? Since 1966 world cup of course. Could have won penalties if it was a little more organised with who took them.
The items available on Bandai site had mostly sold out. I wanted Dark Souls keyring/clothing, but all I could see there was soundtracks and mousepads from dodgy Jap RPGs. So which games have you been playing over past few months? Have you ever experienced Half-Life series? I recently purchased The Orange Box which is a compilation of those games plus Portal. I never knew Tony Todd provided a few voices in Half-Life. He's one of the villains in The Rock who gets impaled on a steel pole and was Candyman in the 1992 horror flick which I haven't seen for yonks.
Sorry for the slow reply time Nog. I guess we are all getting busier as we get older eh.
I haven't seen The Rock in a while, but it is a brilliant films. One of Michael Biehns last big hitters I suppose.
Euro 96 was the last time England made it as far as a semi-final I think. Been nothing but disappointment since . Can't see that changing any time soon.
I have never played Half-Life ....what type of game is it? I haven't been playing any games lately, just been watching Netflix if I get any free time during the week . Ever seen a show called Rick and Morty? Kind of like a surreal version of of Marty and Doc Brown . Speaking of Tony Todd, he did the voice of the villain in season 2 of The Flash apparently .
You planning to see the new Kong film? Looks quite good actually, they made Kong look like the original.
Last but not least, I'm sure you heard about the passing of the legend Bill Paxton . I plan to watch a few of his classics, like Near Dark, in honour of the great man.
I rarely watch TV news, but I've been listening to radio almost every morning recently and the station I listen to never mentioned - although it usually does with famous folk - the passing of Bill Paxton, so you're the first to inform of this grim news.
Man, you already knew I'm a fan of Jim Cameron and Biehn's work, but I never really expressed that I also love Paxton's back catalog just as much as those two. Besides watching his classics we all know (i.e Aliens), you should get round to seeing his lesser known films in this order: A Simple Plan, Trespass, One False Move, Navy Seals, Tombstone (co-stars again with Biehn, plus Kurt Russel etc). And later report back here with your opinion of the film? At least viewing one of them would be very generous. I know I've previously suggested Stage.vu for old films, but it looks like it's been down for some time >.< Oh well, there's always google video for searching full movies or Netflix/LoveFilm if they're on there.
I've just installed a new broadband connection, so I'll be posting more frequently now And of course, i'll be informed of news as soon as everyone else heh.
Now that you mention Near Dark, do you remember the little vampire kid? I saw him in a teen slackers movie called Rivers Edge which I found on my external hard drive that's been hiding on there for 5 years. He's even more of an amusing juvenile delinquent in that. When he's not stealing booze from a corner shop, shooting lobsters in a bucket with air rifle, breaking and entering to steal a firearm, he's calling Keanu Reeves a.... well here it is below. Oh man, I nearly rolled off my mint green sofa! That's worth watching on repeat. And I used to wear the same clothes as the nun-chuk lad when I was that age, ha ha. We even used to build nun-chuks by sawing a broomstick and nailing two sticks together with a skaters chain.
I've had a look at Kong Skull Island trailer. Is that the right one? It looks like some sort of unexpected monster comedy set in vietnam war? but the young couple look far too contemporary for that suggestion to ring true... help my confusion.
I've recently discovered the existance of Jumanji 2 and I'm not entirely sure what to make of it considering I never saw the original. It's a spiritual sequel according to wiki, but the title remains the same as original. Maybe that will change between now and release in Dec. Were you aware this film was upcoming?
Just made another discovery which makes you sigh at Hollywood once again. Almost as despicable as remaking Goodfellas. How do they expect to improve the original merits in any form? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2066055/
Remember playing on the Sega Mega Drive around friends houses? Yeah, those were the days. More accurately, do you remember the console upgrades Mega CD and 32X which Sega released for it? They had their own seperate games, but what I don't think many gamers knew was that Sega developed a small numer of games for the minority of people who owned both of them. They have no difference to regular Mega CD games really. Both of them make prominent use of full-motion video. It just goes to prove how Sega could never come to a single decision with their next console and stick to that decision for the next few years. Only wealthy avid Sega fans went and purchased those upgrades because most of us knew Saturn would soon be available. Just 6 months after the 32X actually and that was discontinued after almost two years. A few years on, when they got their act together and released the Dreamcast - a then impressive and commendable console with no immediate rival - half the Sega fanboys ignored or dismissed it in favour of the PlayStation 1 or Nintendo 64.
Here's the business below and one of the games I was describing in the link. The eBay prices aren't any different to their store price back in the day, heh.