spartanimo

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    • Erm...

      11 years ago

      spartanimo

      This is the first time I've been here in nearly 2 weeks.

      Huh.

    • Red Faction 3?

      11 years ago

      spartanimo

      I was going on my usual wiki safari that I undertake when I get bored enough earlier. I went from this to that and eventually ended up at First Person Shooters, which I followed to Red Faction.

      Now, Red Faction was one of my all time favorite games. It is one of the few games that I deeply regret trading in (Along with MGS2: Substance. What an ass I was.) when I traded in practically every game I owned. The story was really cool. The characters were all pretty cool. And the game was just damn fun to play. I played Red Faction countless times and the Multiplayer got its fair share of uses. Even my little brother, who only really likes a handful of platformers and racing games, loved it.

      So, it's not bizarre to think that I was excited about Red Faction 2. Another Red Faction? The first was awesome, but where can the story go!? Down the shitter is where. I really did not enjoy Red Faction 2. The story sucked. The characters sucked. The gameplay sucked (And they totally fucked over the GeoMod from the first game. You could practically build a city of tunnels in the first, in the second you could barely scratch a wall before it stopped working). And the multiplayer sucked, at least compared to the first. Stand alone it wasnt that bad. Nothing ground breaking, but it passed the time.

      So, back to my wiki safari. When I went to the Red Faction page I noticed that it had a mention of Red Faction 3? What you say? Apparently they announced in February that they would be undertaking a sequel to Red Faction II. No other details there aside from 2008 fiscal year release.

      It's hard to be hopeful after 2, it really is. But, I would be the happiest person on the face of the earth come RF3 release day if they made it as awesome as the first one. I suppose I'll have to keep my eye on this one.

    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

      11 years ago

      spartanimo

      Well, despite my earlier misgivings about the title I got the book today and finished about 20 minutes ago.

      In short, I loved it. It was a very fitting end to the series and finally answered questions and confirmed/denied theories that had been floating about.

      I raise my cup to Rowling, I think she did a great job at the end here.

    • E3 So Far

      12 years ago

      spartanimo

      The three major console companies have come forward and presented their information to us, thanks to G4 being able to cover it (which is my only way to see it). Of course each wants to make the point that they are the best and give the reasons why they are the best. Honestly, the console giants are what I was really looking forward to because, as much as I love my PC and the games I play on it, I've always been a console gamer first and foremost. So what are my impressions of the Big Three and their Presentations? Well, if you care here you go:

      Microsoft didnt really start out with a big bang. I had come to the table primarily to see what Halo 3 had to offer and whether there would be any shocking news about ports or new games. Instead, they give me some bullshit fans playing the theme song to Halo. Good for them. Get off the stage. Then, they bring out Rock Band. Now, Rock Band looks interesting and I'm sure if will be a hit, but the song was obnoxious (maybe it was just the woman singing) and I was grinding my teeth 15 seconds in. Then more unremarkable information. The stats on why they are big and better, to be expected but nothing I havent already read about. Then a lot of old trailers I've already seen. And then finally the only a few things that stand out in my mind.

      First, the least significant one to me. The PC version of Gears of War. No, I won't be getting it because I don't have Vista and don't really care. Though it was cool to see that they finally did something with the Brumack (I didnt even know it was called that until now) because I was disappointed when it appeared in a cutscene and then nothing more came of it. The second thing I liked, the Assassin's Creed demo. It looks really fun and I'm looking forward to playing it. Shame they had the nice floating body glitch and how the remarkable city AI didnt respond to the character leaping off a building into a pile of hay. That was just funny though.

      And lastly the Halo 3 bits. Not sure I'm supporting his connection that it is the new Star Wars. In fact, I'm sure I said bullshit the moment he made the connection. And that live action thing just confused me. It was neat, but what was the point? The new footage though did look pretty awesome and got me a little more excited about the game. They cut it off last night, but played it again today. Looks awesome. Call of Duty 4 just came to mind. While the level they showed didnt exactly excite me, it does look nice. Also, while I'm thinking of it, the fact that Grand Theft Auto 4 will only be complete if you get some shit off of the Xbox Live marketplace kind of pissed me off. So is that how it is going to be? We pay money for your game, but you're just going to milk more money out of us for the rest of the game? I'm sure it isnt anything like missing story, but I hope it doesnt become a trend.

      Oh, and Resident Evil 5. Not really surprised because I havent been following it so I didnt even know what consoles it was coming to in the first place. But when they first started showing it I almost had a heart attack. For the first handful of seconds I thought maybe they were revealing MGS4 for the Xbox 360 (Which would probably result in me drifting into the 360 camp. At least the edges of the camp). Though I was hoping for zombies this time and it looks like we may be getting more Las Plagas-esque enemies. Not a big deal, but zombies are fun. Mass Effect looks neat to.

      Overall, nothing real impressive. Some nice footage, but nothing to spectacular or shocking.

      Nintendo was far more tolerable. No obnoxious music from fans or from a game. Just facts. Again, a lot of stuff I was already familiar with. And it really continued with that. Since I don't own a Wii, the release dates werent too exciting for me though there are some familiar games (At least new incarnations and sequels to familiar games.) I was hoping to see some Brawl, and possibly a glimpse of Snake in Brawl, but no joy there. Not a big deal though as that was mostly just curiosity. They showed off their new Zapper and a ResiEvil game to go with it (This one has real zombies!) and their Wheel for MarioKart. Plus, the new WiiFit thing. Not a big deal for me, but it had me laughing when they did the bit with Reggie and then had the Soccer contest with Miyamoto.

      Overall, amusing and a bunch of new stuff. Super Mario Galaxy looked really nice and fun. Since I'm not planning to buy a Wii though it didnt excite me all that much. I am glad to see they are doing well though.

      Sony. Honestly, it's the one I was eagerly awaiting. After my NES I've owned a Sony Console from Playstation to Playstation 2 and loved them (Still love my Playstation 2). I just wish the PS3 wasnt 500 dollars. Still a bit (Actually a lot) more than I want to pay at the moment so it's a good thing I'm still waiting. However, the beginning didnt amaze me. The virtual world deal was cheesy and the PSP information uninteresting. I don't like the PSP from my experience with it and will never buy one. They scored points when they brought Chewbacca onto the stage, but only because it was a wookiee and wookiees are awesome.

      The Playstation Network I was looking forward to a bit because I'm not all that familiar with it. All the games presented looked interesting, EchoChrome had the 3D illusion thing going for it. Wipeout looked 'meh' and I couldnt really see what Pain was supposed to be thanks to the way the camera was following the screen. Warhawk also looked neat, but I'm not sure. I've never really played SOCOM that much but from what they showed it didnt look that different. Maybe a bit better graphically, but that's all. The other trailers they showed were interesting, but I was waiting for only one thing.

      Metal Gear Solid 4. We finally have a true confirmation from official sources saying it is exclusive and the trailer itself raised a bunch of questions. However, it looked truly amazing and has me the most excited I've been so far about E3. Hopefully, I'll get to see the live demo he'll play later on. This is truly... Continued below.

    • Fallout 3

      12 years ago

      spartanimo

      Now, I've never been familiar with the Fallout series. Aside from knowing that it took place in the future, involved radiation and nuclear weapons in some capacity, and had guys that were apparently like Space Marines.

      So, when I was at my friend's house and saw an article on Fallout 3 in Game Informer my first reaction was "Hey, it's those Space Marine lookin' guys."

      Then I read the article...

      And now, well, it is the only game that I am seriously looking forward to aside from Metal Gear Solid: 4. I mean, what's not to like? An rpg in the style of Oblivion (At least engine wise) with guns and a post-apocalyptic future? Having your whole life being played out with your childhood as the tutorial and set up for skills?

      Sounds damn good to me. And by the time it is out I'll have myself a next-gen console to play it on.

    • Stargate SG-1 Series Finale

      12 years ago

      spartanimo

      Well, I've been watching Stargate SG-1 for years now. At least since early middle school, and considering I'm going into my third year of college, that's an awfully long time.

      It is, I am happy to say, one of the best science fiction programs that was ever on television. You don't have to agree with me, and I know many do know, but hey...whatever. It has had some of my all time favorite villains (The Goa'uld rock), locales, storyline in general (Always have loved Egyptology), gear (Staff weapons are pretty badass), and of course heroes. The original SG-1 team especially. Right there I have four of my all time favorite Sci-Fi characters. Not to mention a host of other characters that are awesome.

      Now that it is over I'm a little sad (Even if I havent really watched 80-90% of the last season or two. I mean come on, you get rid of O'Neill and change the times on me and it makes it harder to watch) but know I've got plenty of repeats to keep watching, the wonder of the internet to allow me to see what I missed on these last two seasons, and a couple movies on the way.

      Oh, and that little thing called Stargate Atlantis to watch. Now that it is my only choice I am more inclined to watch it to get my Stargate fix (Too bad I have to wait until September for the end to this season finale).

      Good run, SG-1. I'll see you in the reruns.

    • Summer

      12 years ago

      spartanimo

      So, my last final was Friday. Summer has begun.

      I need a job so I can buy a car and probably a new computer. No plans other than that though.

      Summer also means I get to leave cable behind for one line dial up. Which means less visits to RvB.

      Oh well. Happy Summer!

      Also, this was interesting:
      Row over Nefertiti bust continues
      news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6632021.stm

    • The Departed

      in Forums > The Departed | Follow this topic

      spartanimo

      Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Boston State Police department and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.

      www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/

      I just got back from seeing this movie and really enjoyed it. Who else has seen it, and what are your opinions on it?

      65 replies

    • Flyboys

      in Forums > Flyboys | Follow this topic

      spartanimo

      http://imdb.com/title/tt0454824/


      "The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots."



      After seeing the trailer I have to say that I'm pretty excited about the movie. World War I aviation has always been interesting too me (though maybe not as much as WWII aviation) and I think it's great to see a new movie coming out based on that part of the war.

      Any opinions or other people looking forward to this movie?

      15 replies

    • 2019 years ago

      spartanimo
  • About Me

  • Comments (94)

    • dvdx

      11 years ago

      You did not reply.

      • spartanimo

        7 years ago

        Sorry to get back to you so late. I was on a mission. Hey!

    • dvdx

      11 years ago

      hey richard!

    • SniperGhost

      11 years ago

      Like Zune
      interested in joining the social?
      check out my journal for more info

    • faceforface

      12 years ago

      read it. The art didn't thrill me at all, but the story was very Castle, so, i recommend it to others.

    • megasking

      12 years ago

      actualy the top half was made from donte but i cut out the hoses and im usin it as his head because the helmet is sanguinius' death mask (after he died they made a helmet from his actual face) so yeah its his head

    • megasking

      12 years ago

      what do u think of sanguinius

    • Sasquatch101

      12 years ago

      what it's true111

    • Sasquatch101

      12 years ago

      YARICK is awesome, costs a lot of points, but is awesome.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      i didnt think any of them had as much charm as 11. i mean, they kind of started to just fall off in plot lines and started leaning on the fact that everybody in the movie is popular. which i uess is still a good gimmick.

    • Cape_Breton

      12 years ago

      but did tolkien write it like along the sam basis nd place like he did in the lord of the rings, the hobbit, and the simirillion>?>>??>?>

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      and almost forgot, if we dont finish it this summer, well wok on it in our spare time, and the next summer.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      yeah. most likely an hour and twenty min, to 2 hours. ill e playing the more serious person.

    • Katana01

      12 years ago

      Well it has the stile of the Origanal Cartoon so people who liked it dont get to pissed but other then that its mostly difrent

    • Katana01

      12 years ago

      not realy It looks great and Has 3 of the greate actors
      Frank Oz
      Anthony Daniel
      And the guy that played Grevious in the movie

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      the system just pissed me off at how it tried to be all revulutionary, but was just the same goddamn system covered up by free movement and camera. only this time you DIE MORE. and yeah, boss battles sucked ass. like that one giant ass pheonix thing in the valley of the dead or whatever the hell it was called. i had to level up shitloads to beat its cheap ass. it wouldve een way better if they kept the old way, or just took out the ATB system entirely. take some pointers from KH and let you have actual fights in the game.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      dude, rwhen he pulls up his arms fly forward and keep gliching. annoying as hell. i just bought it a few days ago. i rented it and liked it but never bought it. its been too long since i played any splinter cell and i suck ass right now. i also got FF12 and i HATE the new battle system. its the same only you get youre ass kicked MORE.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      twas why i did it. and hey, you ever notice all the clipping in the 360 version of double agent? like whenever hes scaling a rop or climbing up one the animation loop gets fucked up.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      dude. i just did the funniest shit. i called up some random person in the phonebook, had a blender plugged in, told them my dick was stuck in it, and guess what? the person believed me. not only is that totally sad, but it fuckin hillarious, then i turned the blender on and screamed, and she screamed and hung up.

    • Coleor

      12 years ago

      Hmm...Ok I'll have to go check that out. Thanks for the info

    • joekickass29

      12 years ago

      Kl I'm going to go buy it then

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      naturally man. never screw with a mans sack of marbles.. both kinds.

    • Blackbyrd

      12 years ago

      My dog Max tried to eat a hacky sack once, then decided to try and eat my arm instead... o.O

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      yeah? well, someone found me. explain that man.

    • megasking

      12 years ago

      i got the spartin from face punch studios and the sm from fps banana

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      you bet youre ass it will be.

    • Elite17

      12 years ago

      Hell yeah.

      Matrix+Noir= Orgasmic.

    • TheAlbacor

      12 years ago

      It has to do with the fact that the ribbon and the swastika are both symbols. Both of them had different meanings than they currently do.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      yeah, we kept laughing and making jokes through the movie and the people behind us were PISSED.

    • camboy45

      12 years ago

      Lol! thats cool, man!

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      its sort of... whats the word....gay.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      you can.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      the pics of an old ass kikkoman commercial. where half way through he yells at a cat and the cat hangs himself. and oh, he also takes his friend and puts him infront of a laser.

    • Elite17

      12 years ago

      Oh yeah- you should man.

      Also check out Sanjuro, which is the companion piece.

      I have all of Kurosawa's movies. They are classics.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      yeah, nobody bikes with me anymore. but me and my dad race, even though hes 53. hes still fast as motherfucker though hes REALLY into the tour de france. but hes like, almost impossibly fast for a 53 year old man. i mean, he can compete with me, and im impossible to beat at a race. but we do this 15 mile track thing. buts its still pretty amazing hes in the shape he is.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      oh. THATS whats shaved.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      i heard the chick is shaved.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      their labled as alternative, which is just another way of saying punk, but it has certain differences. but the band is still a digrace in my eyes.

    • Sawendro

      12 years ago

      For passing the Marine Chapters test, you get 5 mods!

      I will add these to your journal

    • Elite17

      12 years ago

      Comic book forum

      Just started.

    • megasking

      12 years ago

      yno thats a good question im not sure and i have it too

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      i dont know, id like to, but i dont want to be a part of ratting somebody out. but you can if you want.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      im gonna have to ask you to put that last message you sent me to a comment in my journal or something. i cant view the message, dont know why.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      in my opinion, they're a bunch of shit heads. they dont know shit.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      people are being fescicious.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      dude i need some help on the FF forum.

    • drdocter

      12 years ago

      its been pretty cool, really.

    • Xhyra

      12 years ago

      "Tyrannisaurs in F-14s!!"

      Better plot than Snakes on a Plane!

    • Elite17

      12 years ago

      Same thing as you actually.

    • Elite17

      12 years ago

      How's it going?

    • IronMan600

      12 years ago

      check out my new pics

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