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Kung Fu Hustle

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-07-31 2 comments

Just to set the stage - I really like CTHD, Hero and HOFD, and Shaolin Soccer (but have not seen Kung-Pow as I received warnings from every single person that has ever seen it).

Cary and I finished watching Kung Fu Hustle, and man, what a treat! Unlike Shaolin Soccer, which was fairly predictable in its off the hook sort of way, this movie had me guessing (often very wrong) continuously. It was funny and charming and ended very well - which is to say that I felt a bit lifted after watching it, not depressed (something that CTHD and HOFD both did was to leave me sad, and I know they were dramaction films, as opposed to actiodemies).

In other news, I re-watched Batman Begins this weekend too, and I must say, it felt less fantastic than when I first saw it (but I attribute this to the fact the Superman Returns was so much better - and don't get me wrong, I loved both of these films - but Superman Returns was, for me at least, a real emotional powerhouse).

This week Cary and I are going to try and see that movie Sword of Xanten (AKA: Curse of the Ring /Ring of the Nibelungs / Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King) as it appeared at our local video store the other day (but was out).

Gaming Geek Sale!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-07-30 1 comments

Howdy Chums!

Recently I came across a box of gaming goodies (many of them classics) at an auction and picked them up.

Before I offer these games and accessories up to the general public I thought I'd give y'all a shot first.

Please note that the price I'm asking is reduced for you, to the tune of about 60 - 75% off retail. I'll be asking more when I post them publicly later this week. Some are new, some used. All in good shape.

Where possible I've attached links.

Knightmare Chess 2 - $10
Steve Jackson Games - Chess Variant SOLD

The Civil War - $5
Victory Game - Simulation / Strategic Board Game

Ricochet Robot - $15
Rio Grande Games - Family Board Game SOLD

Legend of the 5 Rings: Clan War Infantry Expansion $25
Legend of the 5 Rings: Clan War Cavalry Expansion $25
AEG - RPG miniatures

Gauth - 12" tall / 16" wide unopened, unfinished Dragon $50
Reaper miniatures

Kaladrex - 8 1/2" tall / 12 1/2" wide unopened, unfinished Bone Dragon $30
Reaper miniatures

Condottiere - $10
Euro Games - Renaissance Strategy Board Game SOLD

Montgolifiere - $10
Euro Games - Balloon Strategic Board Game SOLD

AD&D 2nd Ed. Mystara Box Sets (includes interactive audio CD's):
Karameikos $20
Glantri $20
Wizards of the Coast

Assassin 2015 - $5
Win95 CD-ROM 1st person shooter

Star Wars Missions - Basic Set & Expansions - $15
Scholastic - Youth RPG - comes with neat Vadar box to hold most books

Pokemon - Japanese Paper Doll Set x2 - $5
Note: I had to open one to figure out what the hell they were...

**Original D&D** Star Frontiers Box Sets:
Alpha Dawn $15
Knight Hawks $15


email me at jd.davie@gmail.com for inquiries

Wow, what a game!

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-07-26 1 comments

So, the Riders physically kicked the shit out of the Argos, including a sack at the end of the first half that left the Argo's QB, Wynn, on the field for the entire half time break. The hit on Wynn was one of the best hits I've ever seen in football, period.

If you haven't seen them, I recommend taking a look at the highlights. I can't get a direct link but here is a link to TSN's highlight page...scroll down to the CFL highlights and you'll find them.

Unfortunately, the highlights can't pass on the adrenaline rushes that the game provided...the Riders came back from 15 points down with 3 minutes left to go to bring the game within 2 points....unfortunately they failed to convert to tie up the game but 2 touchdowns and an onside kick recovery in less than 2 1/2 minutes....wow - I swear I could have picked up a car!

If you've never been to a Rider game, I highly recommend it.

God, I love the Riders!


Transform and Rollout!!!

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2006-07-25 13 comments

The original voice actor from the 80's is doing the voice of Optimus Prime in the upcoming movie. Now if they would only get the original Starscream....

Fulfill your Canonball Run / Fast & Furious fantasies and avoid the fuzz!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-07-24 3 comments

A bunch of gearheads involved in a cross-country race called the Bullrun came up with this neat little gizmo that will, a la James Bond, allow them to blur out their license plate at the flick of a button.

So hit the link and watch the 10 second video, then after you get out of The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift hook one of these suckers up to your rice rocket and let the drifting begin!

And now we will just talk to them

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-07-19 2 comments

Yeah, no more V + down + down + 1 + CTRL + 4 anymore to get a little support defending the flag, now it's just "Bot 4! Flag! Gaurd!" as clear as you can into the mic. Too bad I'll need to sell one of my cars to get a computer that will run this game at more than 15 frames.

Actually, I've been thinking that I need a new computer really badly. My poor little 1.53 is just starting to choke these days. On the upside I just got this The Hulk game from 2004 that runs sweet (and looks really cool) on my existing setup.

Dragonlance Movie

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2006-07-17 5 comments

Let the flamefest begin!! More info

Orbiting enemies beware!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-07-11 3 comments

Jay and I used to speculate about this sort of thing during marathon sessions of Rifts. Yet another piece of sci-fi come to life in my lifetime.

Next up: affordable nano-tech for all, followed by the anhilation of the human race!

Myth done right

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-07-08 6 comments

Wow! Fabulous.

(AKA: Curse of the Ring /Ring of the Nibelungs / Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King)

Ugh, the wrong people making the wrong decisions

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2006-07-04 7 comments

This senator has almost no fricking clue what he is talking about. I can't stand it that people like this are making important decisions.