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  1. Yeah, I tried clicking the edit button last night, but for some reason it asked me for full or quick edit. I chose quick, made the changes and somehow got stuck. It won't post because I'm doing something wrong. I'll try it later on another post maybe.
  2. I don't know how to edit these posts. I made a mistake in the previous one. It should say 'off of' instead of 'of off.'
  3. Thanks for posting this. I used to play this game alot as a teenager (because I sucked at StarCraft), and I think it's one of the first games that got me hooked on PC gaming. I remember when Diablo 2 and LoD were finished, people were already speculating on Diablo 3, but they were mostly rumors; eventually, I stopped paying attention. It's cool to find stuff like this though. *POSSIBLE SPOILERS (FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T PLAYED DIABLO 2)* Judging from the cinematic and gameplay trailer, I can see that they're setting the storyline quite a few years after the last game since Deckard Cain has a huge beard; they showed part of the cinematic from the end of Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction with Tyrael and the Worldstone; and the Barbarian (a class created in Diablo 2) is also quite old and seems to recognize Cain in that short cutscene in the gameplay trailer. *END SPOILERS* I don't know how I feel about some of the aspects of the game just yet. Having no potions looks like it'll make the game possibly harder. The Witch Doctor class seems a little less fantasy and more like it's based of off superstition and stereotypes. Maybe the backstory will be good, so I dunno. I do like that they made some mechanics of the game seem easier (like the skill bar) and the interactive environments and customization of characters (so far, we know they can make male and female versions of a class; hopefully, we'll be able to change other stuff too) could be a really cool addition (if only aesthetically). Things that really got my attention and/ or made me laugh: When the huge boss at the end of the gameplay trailer picks up the male Barbarian and chews it in half. (How do you resurrect from that. Lol.) Seeing the Barbarian do the Leap move it did in Diablo 2. (Even though I never played the Barbarian, it was nice to see something familiar) The Barbarian knocking down a wall to crush a bunch of zombies. Nice. And as a closing note, I hope they bring back some of the old classes, like the Paladin and the Druid. I guess I'll be scavenging the web now for more info on this game.
  4. I was a Cinema Studies minor in college, so some of these films may definitely seem obscure or just really old. I tried to pick the ones that piqued my emotions in some way. Sorry if I post movies that have already been mentioned in this forum. I also wrote some notes at the end of each film in case GC has standards for the films they watch too. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957) A war film with an interesting twist on the genre. Minimal blood, black and white film. Sword of Doom (English Title) (Okamoto Kihachi, 1966) Samurai film with a morally questionable main character. Bloody, black and white film. The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940) Charlie Chaplin film with sound. A comic take on a country resembling Nazi Germany. No blood, black and white film. Ghost Dog, Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch, 1999) Film about a modern day assassin who follows the samurai code. Short and few action sequences, but a good film nonetheless. Bloody, has harsh language, color film. These are just a couple off the top of my head. I'll post some more when I remember good ones.
  5. I've watched Seasons 1 and 2 and a little bit of Season 3 and 4. I think by now most people understand (and are slightly frustrated by) the pattern that Lost follows; raise a lot of questions, answer a couple. I find some of it aggravating, but I've also gotten used to expecting it. By the way, I think the dialog in Season 4 needs to be trimmed. Too many sentences are wasted, and some even degrade the emotional impact of some scenes. Just a thought.
  6. Watched the movie 2 weeks ago, but I haven't had time to post. I thought the movie overall was good. I was initially suspicious of Robert Downey Jr. from the trailers I saw. It looked like he was playing the same sarcastic character from "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang," but he did pretty well in the scenes that required real emotion; I was pleasantly surprised. I did not like Gwyneth Palrow's performance though (even though I think she's a very capable actress in general). She seemed lost in some scenes, especially the balcony scene with Tony Stark at a party; maybe it was due to Favreau's Robert Altman-esque approach (Altman was known to have actors improvise scenes). I actually thought Leslie Bibb did better in her supporting role as the reporter who shows up sporadically in the movie. I can't really comment on the movie's faithfulness to the comic book since the origin story was retooled to accommodate modern times ( I suppose Iron Man fighting a green guy who gets his powers from the rings on his fingers and calls himself "The Mandarin" would be a bit strange ), but I liked that they kept certain stereotypes to a minimum. Don't know if I would call it the best comic book movie some people have on this thread, but I like the direction it's headed towards for the sequel(s).
  7. Still not sure what to get, but I'll look into it some more to be safe. Thanks for the replies so far.
  8. Hi. Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I needed some advice on the same subject. I've been thinking about backing up the stuff on my desktop's hard drive, but I don't know what kind of backup external HD to get. I've looked up brands like Western Digital, but I keep reading negative reviews that say the external HDs like MyBook die after warranty (1 year). I'm leaning toward Seagate FreeAgent Pro, but they seem to have the same problem with drives that don't work, although their 5-year warranty at least guarantees a replacement. I've looked at other brands like LaCie and Apricorn, but those do not seem to have as many reviews for me to look at, so I don't know how reliable they are. I don't really need a huge HD like a 750GB-1TB since my HD is only 250GB, and not even all of that is being used. I'll probably concentrate on moving important text files and maybe some pictures and movies; not all of it is terribly important, but I'd prefer not to lose my stuff if I can help it. I'd prefer not to spend over $300. Some people suggested in another thread to buy another internal HD instead, but I'm not really tech savvy, so I don't know how much "safer" it would be to get one and install it instead of using an external one. Anyone got any other ideas? Thanks for any help.
  9. Who me? Er, no. (hides p90)
  10. I've heard from other people that I've played with that have had an Antec PS literally spark and die in their computers. http://www.pjrc.com/about/rambling/antec.html I didn't read through the whole article (it's a bit old, too) on this page, but I've read other ones. They seem to all say the same thing. You can Google something like "Antec + power supply failure" and a number of links can possibly tell you what the problem may be. A lot of focus seems to be on the capacitors, but I don't know for your particular situation. Hopefully, you can find a solution and play soon.
  11. How do you insert images? It looks like you don't upload them here, but you use free image hosting on another site and link it? Cool screenshots though, Allanon.
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