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The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 6th, 2010 @ 11:57pm
by Rydog
Karen's out again for this week's episode, but we manage to survive and talk about a bunch of old stuff. Spoiler warning: Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a good game, and you should all play it if you didn't back when it came out.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 1:26am
by Guillermo_DudeL
I would like a link to Karen's dog's FaceBook page please.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 2:51am
by dancrane212
Rydog wrote:Spoiler warning: Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a good game, and you should all play it if you didn't back when it came out.


Hell yes!

Best game on XBLA, there was nothing I would have changed about it, the best remake I have ever played.

Ahhh, just thinking about it makes me want to bust out the soundtrack!

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 2:54am
by jw_6179
That wasn't even the best damned song from Rearmed (That soundtrack was a really great update of classic NES tunes.)


Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 3:06am
by dancrane212
[quote="jw_6179"]That wasn't even the best damned song from Rearmed (That soundtrack was a really great update of classic NES tunes.)

Yeah, but it was the first one that popped up in the youtube search!

Heat Wave is my personal favorite.
[youtube]Mfy8CEd_50w&feature=related[/youtube]

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 6:49am
by Mr_eX
I hope the WoW discussion is shorter than last week.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 7:28am
by James-Kond
What is the time for the Limbo Spoilers?

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 8:22am
by Bobloblaw
The Tales from the Crypt episode Ryan was talking about is:

Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone (TV episode 1989 #1.3)

Ironically, it was directed by Richard Donner.

Joe Pantoliano a bum who meets Dr. Emil Manfred which gives him money to do and experiment on him trying to transfer the nine lives of a cat. When Ulric wakes up he now has nine lives, so he and Dr.Manfred go into business in a carnival side show marketing his remarkable survivability. All of his unique story is told in a series of flash backs told from his last and greatest stunt of being buried alive with the view jumping between flash backs and his current pov in the coffin.

Spoiler: show
At the end of the show, it occurs to the main character that in calculating the number of nine lives he didn't count the life the cat lost when nine lives were transferred from the cat to him.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 8:28am
by Raine
Bobloblaw wrote:The Tales from the Crypt episode Ryan was talking about is:

Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone (TV episode 1989 #1.3)

Ironically, it was directed by Richard Donner.

Joe Pantoliano a bum who meets Dr. Emil Manfred which gives him money to do and experiment on him trying to transfer the nine lives of a cat. When Ulric wakes up he now has nine lives, so he and Dr.Manfred go into business in a carnival side show marketing his remarkable survivability. All of his unique story is told in a series of flash backs told from his last and greatest stunt of being buried alive with the view jumping between flash backs and his current pov in the coffin.

Spoiler: show
At the end of the show, it occurs to the main character that in calculating the number of nine lives he didn't count the life the cat lost when nine lives were transferred from the cat to him.


Wouldn't he expend any extra lives in the coffin anyways? I mean, if he asphyxiated and then snapped back to life wouldn't he just asphyxiate again and immediately burn another life?

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 8:53am
by lemon-fresh
dancrane212 wrote:
jw_6179 wrote:That wasn't even the best damned song from Rearmed (That soundtrack was a really great update of classic NES tunes.)

Yeah, but it was the first one that popped up in the youtube search!

Heat Wave is my personal favorite.


Strange coincidence that I started posting bionic commando tracks just before the podcast was posted.

Please join in on the fun over here:
http://www.geekbox.net/forums/viewtopic ... =40#p53110

I am also tired of being the only one keeping the thread alive.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 8:53am
by Bobloblaw
Raine wrote:
Bobloblaw wrote:The Tales from the Crypt episode Ryan was talking about is:

Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone (TV episode 1989 #1.3)

Ironically, it was directed by Richard Donner.

Joe Pantoliano a bum who meets Dr. Emil Manfred which gives him money to do and experiment on him trying to transfer the nine lives of a cat. When Ulric wakes up he now has nine lives, so he and Dr.Manfred go into business in a carnival side show marketing his remarkable survivability. All of his unique story is told in a series of flash backs told from his last and greatest stunt of being buried alive with the view jumping between flash backs and his current pov in the coffin.

Spoiler: show
At the end of the show, it occurs to the main character that in calculating the number of nine lives he didn't count the life the cat lost when nine lives were transferred from the cat to him.


Wouldn't he expend any extra lives in the coffin anyways? I mean, if he asphyxiated and then snapped back to life wouldn't he just asphyxiate again and immediately burn another life?


There is ample evidence that thinking this stunt through didn't occur.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 9:00am
by KindGalaxy
Mr_eX wrote:I hope the WoW discussion is shorter than last week.


Now that Alice is on I fucking hope they only talk about WoW.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 9:46am
by Raine
KindGalaxy wrote:
Mr_eX wrote:I hope the WoW discussion is shorter than last week.


Now that Alice is on I fucking hope they only talk about WoW.


Fuck yeah! 4.0.1 is next week, level 80 gameplay is gonna be completely fucked. There's a total revamp of the talent system, some major class changes, and possibly more pre-cataclysm content! Dive into this shit!

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 9:52am
by shadyjohnson
Chris Kohler is a pompous ass. I really don't like the way he collects games, where he screws over people to get what he wants. But when he talks about games, there is a certain gravitas and mastery. His stories about Nintendo are amazing. I don't think anyone can cover the breadth of Nintendo history the way he can. I'm glad that you mentioned him in the show this week and that you also find his knowledge of video games entertaining (overwhelming?).

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 10:30am
by IRL_Troll
This episode needs more Beiber

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 10:35am
by Mr_eX
More Tales From the Crypt talk please.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 10:39am
by KindGalaxy
shadyjohnson wrote:Chris Kohler is a pompous ass. I really don't like the way he collects games, where he screws over people to get what he wants. But when he talks about games, there is a certain gravitas and mastery. His stories about Nintendo are amazing. I don't think anyone can cover the breadth of Nintendo history the way he can. I'm glad that you mentioned him in the show this week and that you also find his knowledge of video games entertaining (overwhelming?).


Chris Kohler is from the internet. He is awesome. He hates Ninja chicks in bikinis. I'd mind fuck him like a Vulcan fucks a dolphin.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 10:52am
by Raine
shadyjohnson wrote:Chris Kohler is a pompous ass. I really don't like the way he collects games, where he screws over people to get what he wants.


Are you talking about what he said during the one Retronauts live panel? Nothing he mentioned doing was that bad. That's the nature of the game when you're a collector. If someone doesn't realize the value of what they're selling that's their problem, not yours. Same goes if someone is desperate to make a sale and you make an offer you both know is too low but they're not in a position to refuse. That's not your problem, it's theirs.

If that's not what you're talking about, please let me know. Does he engage in some other kind of dubious shit I've never heard of?

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 11:16am
by Karen
Guillermo_DudeL wrote:I would like a link to Karen's dog's FaceBook page please.


Here's Otis: http://www.facebook.com/otis.joynt

And Cisco's twitter: http://twitter.com/ciscothedog

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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 12:11pm
by lemon-fresh
Raine wrote:
shadyjohnson wrote:Chris Kohler is a pompous ass. I really don't like the way he collects games, where he screws over people to get what he wants.


Are you talking about what he said during the one Retronauts live panel? Nothing he mentioned doing was that bad. That's the nature of the game when you're a collector. If someone doesn't realize the value of what they're selling that's their problem, not yours. Same goes if someone is desperate to make a sale and you make an offer you both know is too low but they're not in a position to refuse. That's not your problem, it's theirs.

If that's not what you're talking about, please let me know. Does he engage in some other kind of dubious shit I've never heard of?


Agreed, he always just seemed like a smart consumer to me.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 12:12pm
by lemon-fresh
KindGalaxy wrote:
shadyjohnson wrote: I'd mind fuck him like a Vulcan fucks a dolphin.


Ohhh man I'm totally stealing that line! :lol:

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 1:53pm
by kenzo
lemon-fresh wrote:
Raine wrote:
shadyjohnson wrote:Chris Kohler is a pompous ass. I really don't like the way he collects games, where he screws over people to get what he wants.
Are you talking about what he said during the one Retronauts live panel? Nothing he mentioned doing was that bad. That's the nature of the game when you're a collector. If someone doesn't realize the value of what they're selling that's their problem, not yours. Same goes if someone is desperate to make a sale and you make an offer you both know is too low but they're not in a position to refuse. That's not your problem, it's theirs.

If that's not what you're talking about, please let me know. Does he engage in some other kind of dubious shit I've never heard of?
Agreed, he always just seemed like a smart consumer to me.
Let's be real here. If Chris Kohler didn't buy rare game shit off of saps for cheap, someone else would be doing the same thing.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 2:54pm
by Mr_eX
Most of the moviebox movies have not been terrible...

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 3:46pm
by Konanda
Everyone I've ever met has always associated geek with more super electronic-tech based knowledge and just a very specific focus in general. Nerds were always associated with a broad knowledge base particularly in regards to things that aren't as popular among the majority because they are either too intellectually complex or immature and pointless.

Nerds while still being seen as somewhat outcast from the majority were considered more popular than geeks and became a point of pride particularly as popular culture started stealing from the nerd sub-culture, however geek still has a greater social stigma with it still.

So ya similar with the deifintions you provided although geek has a greater negative connotation than nerd. That said both have become fairly accepted and in certain areas cool.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 4:13pm
by kenzo
I dunno what you're on, Ko... maybe it's a Canada-thing, or a young-people-thing. For me and where/when I grew up, being a nerd was less a 'how much you knew' thing, and more of a lifestyle. Nerds were the dorks, the social pariahs, the weak dweebs on campus. They were hopelessly awkward - lacking in style, flair, and any social graces. Nerds were that stereotype straight out of Revenge of the Nerds.

Geeks on the other hand, is just a word for someone who is hopelessly infatuated with their hobby or whatnot, not a social group or anything. It's just a label you put onto someone who know way too much or was way too enthusiastic about a certain subject. So you had tech-geeks, band-geeks, theater-geeks, sports-geeks, math-geeks, and so on. Having the label 'geek' back in school wasn't necessarily a bad thing, or the kiss of death is social circles - it just meant you knew a fuck-ton about something very specific. Me and most of my friends in High School were geeks of some kind or another, and we ruled that school.

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 5:18pm
by no51
I'ved always thought that this was fairly accurate:
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 6:26pm
by kenzo
no51 wrote:I'ved always thought that this was fairly accurate:
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Personally, I don't think nerds have any connotations of intelligence. This is the proof that backs my argument:
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Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 7:00pm
by KindGalaxy
lemon-fresh wrote:
KindGalaxy wrote:
shadyjohnson wrote: I'd mind fuck him like a Vulcan fucks a dolphin.


Ohhh man I'm totally stealing that line! :lol:


Shit I don't even remember writing it. Alcohol makes my brain go in odd directions

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 8:25pm
by kenzo
KindGalaxy wrote:
lemon-fresh wrote:
KindGalaxy wrote:
shadyjohnson wrote: I'd mind fuck him like a Vulcan fucks a dolphin.
Ohhh man I'm totally stealing that line! :lol:
Shit I don't even remember writing it. Alcohol makes my brain go in odd directions
I feel like a douche for nitpicking, but it was a whale, not a dolphin. :?

Re: The Geekbox: Episode 86

PostPosted: Oct 7th, 2010 @ 8:39pm
by KindGalaxy
kenzo wrote:
KindGalaxy wrote:
lemon-fresh wrote:
KindGalaxy wrote:
shadyjohnson wrote: I'd mind fuck him like a Vulcan fucks a dolphin.
Ohhh man I'm totally stealing that line! :lol:
Shit I don't even remember writing it. Alcohol makes my brain go in odd directions
I feel like a douche for nitpicking, but it was a whale, not a dolphin. :?


I don't even watch Star Trek, always looked like a shitty show. I saw the movie, the new one with some friends, boring fucking shit in space. When the Vulcan old dude came out, and we found out it was all a parallel dimension or something from our dimension, or now this is our dimension and star trek was always in another dimension, this was the debate they had after, so I went in for a $2 peep show and left them debating at the gelato shop.