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The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby Rydog » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 12:08am

Our second year begins. Hopefully it's even better than the first!
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby W0lfbl1tzers » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 12:16am

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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby The__Doctor » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 1:09am

Listening to it now, love the star trek talk. You guys should form a star trek group listeners can get into.

Also fitch, dragons age isn't really generic. Most fantasy works are generic. You can take pretty much anything fantasy and say its a ripoff. dragon age did enough for me to separate it from the title of generic fantasy; Elves are basically jewish people in 1930's-1040's europe, dwarves are dying out and make the bulk of profit through trading lyrium with the circle of the magi, instead of arms trading with humans. and mages are watched over and murdered at the slightest impulse by warriors that watch for any blood magic. Thats pretty cool. the ostagar cinematic is a little helms deep, but if you try to look for the fiction around dragon age it becomes alot more.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby IcarusII » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 1:47am

I love exercise! Four days a week. 2 days at the gym, 2 days at home. I don't even have a fancy home gym. Just the basics. Never tried the current fitness games, which seem to be all the craze, but I don't need them. Honestly, I think titles like Wii Fit or EA Sports Active are suited for older folks in nursing homes or physical therapy. I mean, It is possible for the average person to become more interested in tradition forms of exercise after fiddling with these games and in that regard they're a success. just not for me.

Anyway, like Fitch, I also dislike Dragon Age. I'm a fan of the old Icewind Dale games as well as Neverwinter Nights, but I haven't connected with DA. While Im not completely enamored by the game, I can still appreciate the aspects that separate it from other similar works of fiction, game or otherwise. I think Fitch was being a bit too reductive in his overview of DA. Comparing it with LotR is asinine and lazy, at this point. Is that what your published reviews are like?

Speed Racer isn't in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom because the character and series aren't owned or affiliated with the Tatsunoko company, right?

Capcom is gauging interest in a new VS fighting game based on sales of Tatsunoko vs Capcom, so everybody, please show your support!

Oh, and Mega Man Legends is a great game.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby KindGalaxy » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 1:50am

8 dates and no considered a girlfriend? Christ! Sorry bro, but man... man... ugh!
8 dates and not even considered a GF?! Shit. If that's the case, you going to be single forever. That's just depressing, the 5th date should at least be a 'meet the parents' or at least siblings encounter. You've done her a few times (3 date rule and all), across beds, furniture, kitchen benches; sometimes not even wiped it after, and you're primed to go, 8 dates... that's like a "babe, we been seein' eachother for a while and like, well... here's the key to my apartment" type thing. 8 dates, thats some serious shit, or you're tagging her along because she gives good head or something. (if so... good job!)
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8 dates, yeah... good luck! Your next 'kinda sorta, girl-like,' thing will be your hand. A man would be "on that" by the 3rd date.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby IcarusII » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 2:10am

My favorite things about Sherlocke Holmes:

1. Precision beat downs served by Holmes. A real shame it only happens twice in the film.
2. Downey Jr and Law.

Nothing else lived up to my expectations. I feel as though watching the sequel (which this film works through half it's running time to set up) is a necessity in order to fully judge or appreciate this new, modern Holmes. The missus loved it though.

So, Sherlocke Holmes was okay. It's certainly no Avatar, Possibly the greatest film ever made (in December 2009 - to be fair) I think if Fitch had taken his date to Avatar and faked a tear during the giant-falling-tree scene, he might actually get past a hug and handshake.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby indieinsd » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 4:49am

Karen....

I use to have Sirius back in the day when my job was to watch security cameras all day long. I actually went to such extents as buying some long ass cable and installing the receiver on the top of the 3 story building that I guarded to get better reception. I would also manually record songs from the receiver using a MinDisc Player. ( and the music that I would listen to on Sirius eventually got me into the dark world of underground hip hop and indie rock. And then I started to read Pitchfork. And then I became a douche music snob for like a year. But overall I had a good experience with Sirius but I didn't miss it after I got an iPod.

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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby achickenchaser » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 5:09am

There's really no need to wait on a big DVD set to start watching Lost. You can see it all for free on Hulu right now.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby die-die » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 9:18am

Between a spindly nerd and a bouncer who could break that nerd in half, I pick the bouncer when it comes to a discussion about personal fitness.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby LiQuid » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 9:35am

The__Doctor wrote:Also fitch, dragons age isn't really generic.

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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby darfox8 » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 9:41am

Sorry Rydog but I have to set the record straight. Megaman Legends was an amazing game that sold poorly because "hardcore" Megaman fans disregarded it for being 3D. Aside from not being a side-scroller it also didn't have selectable stages or Robot Masters so if you went in looking for a 3D Megaman experience(which is sort of the way it was sold) you would of been disappointed. But as far as pure quality goes it was pretty much the only good Megaman game being released at the time. X4 was fine but X5 was wasn't great and X6 was terrible. But these games kept coming out because they were "traditional" Megaman, never mind whether they sucked or not.

MML was a super well made game but it was pushed aside because it wasn't the same thing people expected. The game was a really intelligent mix of RPG, action, and exploration. It was pretty much a really good 3D Metroidvania. If it wasn't named Megaman then maybe it would of sold better, or maybe it would of sold even worse. But the fact of the matter is that it's a series of really high quality that ended in a cliff-hanger. The Megaman X series was suppose to end with X5(and then continue with Megaman Zero on the GBA) but they kept making those until X8. The Legends series can't even finish it's "original" story line but the X series is getting extended beyond what it was suppose to be. There is no justice.

I'm glade Fitch was there to make you second guess your statement. It's one of my favorite games ever so I hope you can understand why I had to write this post. It just disappoints me that Ryan was one of those Megatards who dismissed Legends so easily. How did Ryan work under the same roof that Jeremy Parish did? I'd think he would of strangled you if he heard you speak of Legends like that.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby lemon-fresh » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 12:55pm

KindGalaxy wrote:8 dates and no considered a girlfriend? Christ! Sorry bro, but man... man... ugh!
8 dates and not even considered a GF?! Shit. If that's the case, you going to be single forever. That's just depressing, the 5th date should at least be a 'meet the parents' or at least siblings encounter. You've done her a few times (3 date rule and all), across beds, furniture, kitchen benches; sometimes not even wiped it after, and you're primed to go, 8 dates... that's like a "babe, we been seein' eachother for a while and like, well... here's the key to my apartment" type thing. 8 dates, thats some serious shit, or you're tagging her along because she gives good head or something. (if so... good job!)
I met my future wife, went overseas together, got engaged, got married in the span of 2 months and 1 week. 1 month and 1 week of that was because that's the minimum time allowed by Australian Law for Marriages, otherwise it'd have been sooner. That was 3 years ago, we're halfway towards how long my mother and father lasted so yeah; shit worked out. (and they 'dated' for like 8 years prior).
8 dates, yeah... good luck! Your next 'kinda sorta, girl-like,' thing will be your hand. A man would be "on that" by the 3rd date.


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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 1:03pm

Unless you guys are 10 feet tall you would have to run to do 10 miles in 2 hours. Yesterday I jogged on the treadmill for 50 minutes at 4.6 speed and only did about 4 miles.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby jinpei05 » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 3:47pm

IcarusII wrote:Speed Racer isn't in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom because the character and series aren't owned or affiliated with the Tatsunoko company, right?


No, Speed Racer is not in the game because it is licensed out from Tatsunoko to a number of U.S. companies, including NOW comics, Warner Brothers, and Toynami.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby slinkdickens » Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 4:10pm

FYI, Mark Wahlberg's character in Boogie Nights is Dirk Diggler, not Brock something.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby Fee-fi-fo-fum » Jan 23rd, 2010 @ 5:42am

Mr_eX wrote:Unless you guys are 10 feet tall you would have to run to do 10 miles in 2 hours. Yesterday I jogged on the treadmill for 50 minutes at 4.6 speed and only did about 4 miles.


Yeah, I'm wondering if he meant in kilometres there. That's around 6-ish miles which is what I do in about 2 hours.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby GiantAsianMan » Jan 23rd, 2010 @ 8:01am

slinkdickens wrote:FYI, Mark Wahlberg's character in Boogie Nights is Dirk Diggler, not Brock something.

FYI, Brock Landers was the name one of the characters Dirk Diggler played in the movie.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby jinpei05 » Jan 23rd, 2010 @ 1:35pm

Fitch, you're a filthy liar. You admitted to being over 30 when I was on the podcast last March! (Episode 7 for those of you who still have it).
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby SJSchmidt93 » Jan 24th, 2010 @ 6:41pm

Whatever, I do what a want.

^Great South Park reference, (Higgins? Fitch?).

Also, (Higgins? Fitch?) you're a super nerd. Girlfriend - 1 day. MMO's and other games - 6 days.

I really don't know Fitch and Higgins apart. It's true.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby Konanda » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 1:11am

Wow. Fitch, commitment issues much? Either that or you are one of the biggest squares I have ever heard speak. Seriously 8 dates, if you haven't made up your mind, whether you want to pursue a romantic relationship with her or not you need to do some serious thinking on that subject.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby mtcantor » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 4:07am

1. I think Fitch may have Aspergers Syndrome. It would explain a lot. Pretty common in the geek community, and no big deal. Look into it.

2. Megaman Legends was an amazing series and anyone who says otherwise is a filthy horrid liar that deserves a lifetime of brutal punishment.

3. The Avatar bashing has reached an irrational and ridiculous level. The movie does not deserve this much hate. Sherlock Holmes has better special effects? Honestly? No. No it doesn't. Sherlock Holmes was fun, but you "Avatard" baiters need to calm the eff down. If you didn't enjoy it, that's OK. Say so. But please try to avoid the insane hyperbole. When you say things like "Sherlock Holmes had better special effects than Avatar" you sound silly.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby darfox8 » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 8:31am

Karen said on her twitter that Avatar "swept her off her feet" so hopefully there's a pretty good argument on the next podcast. Higgins was Fitch's accomplice so it can't just be explained away as Fitch not liking fun.

Now we just need Jeremy Parish to guest spot and give Ryan Scott the business about Megaman Legends.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby Roadie Brock » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 12:23pm

slinkdickens wrote:FYI, Mark Wahlberg's character in Boogie Nights is Dirk Diggler, not Brock something.


Actually I am correct, because Mark Wahlberg plays the character Eddie Adams (movie character) who changes his name to Dirk Diggler (porn name) who plays Brock Landers (porn character name) in the film. :)

http://www.epinions.com/review/mvie_mu-1079858/content_161266568836

"With Eddie getting his named changed to Dirk Diggler, he makes his film debut in a scene where he has sex with Amber and the whole gang is impressed with not just his performance but size as well. Immediately, Dirk becomes a star with a slew of successful porn films and everyone including Jack is feeling happy. Dirk meanwhile wants to help Jack into reinventing the porn industry with character-driven storylines and plots while still focusing on the sex. Jack likes his idea as Dirk creates a character named Brock Landers with Reed as his partner, Chest Rockwell. Jack makes the film with the Colonel's help and it becomes what many feel is the best work for everyone involved. "
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby Jaebird » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 3:37pm

I'm amazed with myself that I managed to put up with Fitch's whiny attitude for a whole year. If it weren't for Karen's lovely voice, I'd would have dropped this podcast six months after it all started.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby Master Higgins » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 3:39pm

SJSchmidt93 wrote:Whatever, I do what a want.

^Great South Park reference, (Higgins? Fitch?).


I think that was both of us.

SJSchmidt93 wrote:Also, (Higgins? Fitch?) you're a super nerd. Girlfriend - 1 day. MMO's and other games - 6 days.

I really don't know Fitch and Higgins apart. It's true.


That was me. Really, guys? Do me and Fitch sound that much alike?
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby LiQuid » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 3:44pm

I'm getting better at telling you guys a part. Fitch is higher pitched and whinier. Also, usually context helps. I know Fitch will never refer to someone as his "girlfriend" so I didn't have any trouble picking you out in that particular conversation.

I'm also getting increasingly tired of Fitch. Not only is he a stuck up whiny bitch of a man, but it seems like he takes pride in that. I honestly can't believe there is a woman alive that actually desires spending time with him.
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby shadyjohnson » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 3:58pm

Brock is right! http://walking.about.com/od/calorie1/a/ ... alkrun.htm

I heard Karen say "nipples".
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby lemon-fresh » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 5:46pm

ummmm yea, walking does burn (roughly) the same amount of calories in a given distance but running will burn the calories faster (As discussed in the podcast). Who the hell has time to walk for 2hours?! I usually go for 15 minutes at 7.5mph as a warm up for my weight training.

from the article:
"If you enjoy running, you can burn calories in less time and be done with your daily workout sooner."
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby RedPanda77 » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 5:47pm

shadyjohnson wrote:Brock is right! http://walking.about.com/od/calorie1/a/ ... alkrun.htm

I heard Karen say "nipples".


I vote for a Karen's nipples segment.


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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 49

Postby lemon-fresh » Jan 25th, 2010 @ 5:48pm

RedPanda77 wrote:
shadyjohnson wrote:Brock is right! http://walking.about.com/od/calorie1/a/ ... alkrun.htm

I heard Karen say "nipples".


I vote for a Karen's nipples segment.


Too much?


I was sad that the nipple talk got cut off so quickly....
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