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The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Rydog » Dec 31st, 2009 @ 6:44pm

Geekbox co-founder Greg Ford rejoins us for our final episode of 2009. Enjoy, and happy New Year!
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby darfox8 » Dec 31st, 2009 @ 6:53pm

Boo Greg Ford! I was hoping for Jeff Green. Well whatever that's still pretty good... I guess. Welcome Back!
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Aeolus » Dec 31st, 2009 @ 7:13pm

Rydog wrote:Geekbox co-founder Greg Ford rejoins us for our final episode of 2009. Enjoy, and happy New Year!


You're joking, right darfox8?
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby darfox8 » Dec 31st, 2009 @ 8:25pm

What do you mean? I was actually expecting Jeff Green. Not sure if there was some obvious hint that it was going to be Greg Ford but if there was I missed it. Not that I'm complaining too much. Greg's cool but so far into the podcast he has bad mouthed MGS4 so -1.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Callan » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 2:03am

SPY TIP: Support your local Frozos during the frozen yogurt off season.

darfox8 wrote:Boo Greg Ford!


Greg Ford is awesome! Come on!
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 10:10am

I wont be able to listen till Monday, does Higgins eat some Avatar crow?
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Master Higgins » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 11:22am

Mr_eX wrote:I wont be able to listen till Monday, does Higgins eat some Avatar crow?


Still haven't seen it. Probably going next week.

Or do you mean about the weekend totals?
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby darfox8 » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 12:51pm

It was inevitable. Avatar was going to attract crazies.

Avatar Spoilers
There's a furryxfurry love scene and there's a furryxhuman tender scene.


I still think the movie is awesome though. Can't let Furries ruin a good movie.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Callan » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 2:57pm



What the...
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby kenzo » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 3:30pm

darfox8 wrote:It was inevitable. Avatar was going to attract crazies.

I still think the (film) is awesome though. Can't let Furries ruin a good movie.

I think it's less the furries, and more the fact that it's a James Cameron film. When you make movies as popular as his, it's simple statistics that you're going to get more than a few crazies coming out to see them. In today's internet-driven, rule 34 world, there would probably be a new genre of cyborg-porn if Terminator 2 had been made today and not 18 years ago.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby lemon-fresh » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 3:39pm



Yea, that about sums it up.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby lemon-fresh » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 3:49pm

darfox8 wrote:What do you mean? I was actually expecting Jeff Green. Not sure if there was some obvious hint that it was going to be Greg Ford but if there was I missed it. Not that I'm complaining too much. Greg's cool but so far into the podcast he has bad mouthed MGS4 so -1.


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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby IcarusII » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 10:28pm

I've seen Avatar twice. The first time was good. I was going in with high expectations and the film really struggled to meet those expectations -- but it did, barely. The second time, I tagged along with some friends who hadn't seen it and, much to my dismay, I realized the film does not hold up well to repeated viewings. After the novelty of the much praised (and deservedly so) CGI wears off, the hollow shell that is the story and characterization begins to crack, and it's a chore to sit through.

I am somewhat glad that it's doing as well as it is, financially. Two weeks at the top of the box office (and the good possibility of the same for its third week) and big international numbers means that Cameron is happy.

I actually wondered prior to release what would happen if the movie failed. My mind conjured up the image of James Cameron being crushed under the weight of his own hubris.

Anyway, this week's podcast was great. Nice to hear G. Ford again. Happy new year, everyone.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Konanda » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 11:25pm

The three greatest games of the decade are: Pokemon Gold/Silver, Warcraft 3 Battle Chest, FFX, (would put FFVII but it was a couple months too early) honourable mention Halo 2. /thread
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby darfox8 » Jan 1st, 2010 @ 11:46pm

Top three games of the decade?

1-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
2-Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
3-Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Honorable Mention... Resident Evil 4... because I ran out of Metal Gears.(I'm not going to put the portable one.)

Also I accidentally called Avatar a game in my previous post. I edited it.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby lemon-fresh » Jan 2nd, 2010 @ 12:12am

darfox8 wrote:Top three games of the decade?

1-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
2-Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
3-Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Honorable Mention... Resident Evil 4... because I ran out of Metal Gears.(I'm not going to put the portable one.)

Also I accidentally called Avatar a game in my previous post. I edited it.


Well I'm glad you at least put MGS3 above the rest of the MGS games released this decade.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby AdamGS » Jan 2nd, 2010 @ 11:59am

To those moaning about the Assassin's Creed 2 race being too difficult because you don't know the controls. How about you...

READ. THE. FUCKING. MANUAL. :)
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby darfox8 » Jan 2nd, 2010 @ 12:16pm

AdamGS wrote:To those moaning about the Assassin's Creed 2 race being too difficult because you don't know the controls. How about you...

READ. THE. FUCKING. MANUAL. :)


Some people feel that in 2009(or 10) a game shouldn't require you to look at the manual. It should all be expressed in the gameplay. I think that method is always best but I really dislike when someone takes a stance like Ryan Scott did. "This game doesn't deserve me because it made me fail five times in a role. There is no reason why game developers shouldn't read my mind and make their game only for me." Ofcourse that's not what he said but that's what, I think, game developers heard. Some people say that developers hate the press because they're a bunch of pretentious idiots. Whether or not that's true I think the comments that Ryan Scott made about AC2 is what encourages developers to think of the press like that.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby LeeKnows » Jan 3rd, 2010 @ 10:02am

Hi. New to the geebox but I love it. Been listening for about 8 episodes feeling all the crew and guests. A bit pissed of though when you guys were talking about understanding the language in Sherlock Holmes. I'm English but don't speak like Kiera Knightly or Mary fracking Poppins, like most people in this country. I watch a lot of US TV and find that it helps when watching US films especially when dealing with people with strong accents rather than your typical east coast/west coast american plain speaking US stereotypes. I think that if you take a little more time to watch a bit more British TV or listen to more British Music you would find it easier to understand us. I know a lot of British TV sucks ass but the Music ain't bad. In defence of Karen though, NOBODY understands a lot of what was said in Snatch.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby SJSchmidt93 » Jan 3rd, 2010 @ 7:15pm

I can't believe no one mentioned Resident Evil 4 or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for best game of the decade.

AdamGS wrote:To those moaning about the Assassin's Creed 2 race being too difficult because you don't know the controls. How about you...

READ. THE. FUCKING. MANUAL. :)


Ah, that's even more funny because Ryan mentioned telling people to read the Linux.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby IcarusII » Jan 4th, 2010 @ 12:11pm

Hey Master Higgins,

Avatar has just earned a total of 1 billion dollars in just 17 days at the box office.

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=avatar.htm

1. 1997 Titanic $1,848,813,795 ... 283 days in box office
2. 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,133,027,325 ... 166 days in box office
3. 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $1,065,659,812 ... 150 days in box office
[COLOR="Red"]4. 2009 Avatar $1,022,311,074 ... 17 days in box office[/COLOR]
5. 2008 The Dark Knight $1,000,245,358 ... 231 days in box office
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby GiantAsianMan » Jan 4th, 2010 @ 12:27pm

For the record, a)I'm 6'5" and 2)yes, it was actually me that stopped by Comic Conspiracy last week. Not that any of you really care.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby darfox8 » Jan 4th, 2010 @ 12:30pm

I don't recall Master Higgins saying it was going to bomb. Or maybe he said it was going to be good but still bomb... Does anyone know what exactly Master Higgins said about Avatar? I'm not sure he really deserves eating crow. Not like some of the folks over at the Giantbombcast.

Oh and GiantAsianMan is a liar. It was actually me, claiming to be him, who showed up at Comic Conspiracy. You can't prove it!
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Konanda » Jan 4th, 2010 @ 3:52pm

GiantAsianMan wrote:For the record, a)I'm 6'5" and 2)yes, it was actually me that stopped by Comic Conspiracy last week. Not that any of you really care.


I care GiantAsianMan, I care. Us tall people have to stick together man, I'm about 6'4.5" myself.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby MrDrifter » Jan 5th, 2010 @ 8:00am

Great to see Greg back! I find he really balances you guys out.

I saw a comment on the front page under the current pod cast in regards to Gametrailers GOTY Awards... I'd also love to hear your thoughts on the matter!

Just for the sake of throwing it out there... My personal top 3... Based on pure fun over the last 10 years...

1. BioShock
2. Halo 2 (Multi-player)
3. Shadow of the Colossus

Honorable Mentions: City of Heroes, FFX, Halo 3 (Multi-player), Arkham Asylum, Rock Band, Plants Vs. Zombies, Peggle, Final Fantasy Crisis Core, Burnout 3... and on and on... Lot of great games
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby lemon-fresh » Jan 5th, 2010 @ 8:59am

Konanda wrote:
GiantAsianMan wrote:For the record, a)I'm 6'5" and 2)yes, it was actually me that stopped by Comic Conspiracy last week. Not that any of you really care.


I care GiantAsianMan, I care. Us tall people have to stick together man, I'm about 6'4.5" myself.


You make it sound like being tall is a hindrance especially when women almost always digg taller guys.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 5th, 2010 @ 11:42am

Best episode in a long time, Gred Ford really adds a lot to the podcast.

Higgins, now that you have a PS3 you are required by law to get Uncharted 2.

darfox8 wrote:I don't recall Master Higgins saying it was going to bomb. Or maybe he said it was going to be good but still bomb... Does anyone know what exactly Master Higgins said about Avatar? I'm not sure he really deserves eating crow. Not like some of the folks over at the Giantbombcast.


He said something like "I can't wait for it to get 15% on rottentomatoes and only make $10,000 so James Cameron can never make a movie again"
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby bayfield » Jan 5th, 2010 @ 12:12pm

Mr_eX wrote:Best episode in a long time, Gred Ford really adds a lot to the podcast.
Higgins, now that you have a PS3 you are required by law to get Uncharted 2.

yes, yes and true that (yes.)

darfox8 wrote:Oh and GiantAsianMan is a liar. It was actually me, claiming to be him, who showed up at Comic Conspiracy. You can't prove it!

one could say it's a conspiracy at Comics Conspiracy...

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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 46

Postby Konanda » Jan 5th, 2010 @ 3:47pm

lemon-fresh wrote:
Konanda wrote:
GiantAsianMan wrote:For the record, a)I'm 6'5" and 2)yes, it was actually me that stopped by Comic Conspiracy last week. Not that any of you really care.


I care GiantAsianMan, I care. Us tall people have to stick together man, I'm about 6'4.5" myself.


You make it sound like being tall is a hindrance especially when women almost always digg taller guys.


Oh I didn't really mean to much about it. Although I will say most basements in the world, many desks or lecture hall seats, school buses, cramped tunnels and to an extent buying clothes among other things are for the most part a hindrance for tall people. Basements being high up there, for instance the place I'm renting with some people at school I got one of the rooms in the basement. I have got used to ducking my head when getting out of my room and walking around to the first floor/outside but I still occasionally forget and bam I hit my head. Also in talking about women I can tell you that most short chicks (5'2" or below) will end up thinking I'm looking at their breasts all the time when talking to them, while standing up even if you are looking at their face and they are just so short in comparison that both their face and chest is in my field of view even if my eyes are focused on their face.

Although you're right I do find that is one aspect of my physical appearence that women tend to compliment.
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