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  1. http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/channel/fightscience/ Anyone check out the commecial for this show? If not, check it out here: http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/channel...deoPreview.html I think this show's gonna be pretty interesting and informative. Any martial arts enthusiasts should enjoy this 2 hour show. Love the CGI's... hehe Premieres August 20th, 2006, 9:00PM EST. Check it out.
  2. 8speed

    stargate

    I haven't read up any news lately on either show, but I highly doubt SGA is gonna be done so soon since everyone is drooling over the show.
  3. This is pretty enticing though.....
  4. Yea, I'd wait for the 1.5 version trilogy boxset for all three. I love me extras.
  5. - Stargate, the movie and both the TV series. - Battlestar Galactica (seems to be a current fav) - Independence Day - Men In Black Does it have to involve aliens? If not Apollo 13 and Armageddon are all sciency (<- ). Contact (Jodie Foster) was alright too. Mars Attacks is a cult classic. An unworthy mention goes to Signs (Mel Gibson). And let's not forget Terminator 2: Judgement Day. One of the best sci-fi movies of all time, not to mention one of the greatest action movies of all time. Heck, the entire Terminator series is pretty decent. Nothing like killer robots from the future. You can probably include the Matrix Trilogy as well.
  6. Me thinks that last few episodes/finale for the show was a like a dip in quality. Izzy and her theatrics regarding Denny were quite hard to watch. And yes, Grey's Anatomy is a chick show, but at times has great medical drama (only the one time when that dude and chick were impaled in a train crash) and is sometimes funny. So to me, and tons of other people, GA is a soap opera with a little ER + Scrubs. I just hope the storylines are more compelling next year to keep me watch. ER could easily rise to the top again if they have less screen time with that Croatian doc and his relationship with Abby, the pregnant doc. It's quite obvious these two can't carry the show with their on-screen relationship. And the revolving door of cast members needs to stop. The show needs more stability.
  7. Actually, on the show ER, alot of the doctors struggled with cash. But then of course, they are either lowly interns or low level residents and they worked at a County hospital. I doubt they had uber amounts of cash. I mean, think about all the times the electricity went out or there was no air condition or whatever maintaince problems they had at that hospital. It looks like a pretty shoddy hospital. Seattle Grace (Grey's Anatomy hostipal), seems a bit more high tech and according to the show, has some of the foremost experts in the US on staff. Dr. Derek Sheppard = neurosurgeon. Dr. Addision Sheppard = OB/GYN pediatric surgeon. Dr. Burke = cardio thorasic (?). I think all have been mentioned as being one of the best, or the best in the country in their respective fields on the show. As far as Dr. Derek Sheppard living in a trailer, I think it was because he had just moved all his stuff from New York at the time. Plus he liked the quite surrounding and the nice view living where he does affords him. Obviously, his wife is slumming it. And finally, watching this show doesn't make you gay. What kind of attitude is that? There are hot chicks on this show (Katherine Heigl, IMO). So if anything, I guess that makes me shallow.
  8. Ghost Rider is supposed to come out in 2007. It's already finished filming. As to why Nick Cage got the part, I don't know. All I know is when he was on Leno, he mentioned that he is a huge comic book fan. He stage name, Nicolas Cage (real name: Nicholas Kim Coppola), was taken from Marvel Hero Luke Cage. Nick and his wife, Alice, had a son, Kal-el Coppola Cage. He named his son friggin SUPERMAN! Not that celebrities don't have odd names for their kids or anything. But that's alot to live up to. In fact, he wanted to be Superman in Superman Returns. I'm guessing he looked too old for that part.
  9. That's not guaranteed. They didn't tie up a loose end like that in Season 2 either (that dude on a boat at the end). Yea, I was hoping it would end with the Chinese being involved. I long predicted that the Chinese would swoop in at the end and grab Jack. I'm guessing they were short on time. He needed to keep moving. Besides which, seeing as much death as Jack Bauer has, it might be pretty easy to tell who are the goners or not just by looking at their (gunshot) wounds (I'm guess since I missed the first 15 minutes last night). Jack was gonna disappear again, and he told her as much before they (the Huxleys) left CTU. He would put her family's life in danger if they all stayed together. It wouldn't be the first time. Read above. Of course, maybe they'll tie it all up in the last season (Keifer has signed onto at least Season 8 if Fox chooses to continue with the show).
  10. I disagree about the Blu-Ray drive. If what some devs have been saying they can do with the extra storage space is true, then look out. (Of course, they say nearly the same stuff every generation). Personally, I would've gone with out the HDMI (but then Blu-Ray would lose its affect dramatically, but this is a game system, not a "high end" movie player), forget SATA hard drives(and go for ATA), forget the multi-memory card reader, wireless controller option and forget the new motion sensor controller. I'm thinking the sudden new controller and wanting to be on par with some of the gimmicks of its competitors drove the price even higher then what they expected. Rushed and rash decision, IMO. But all in all, it doesn't matter. The first few million will still get sold out at that price, so Sony has no fear of shelf warmers. I mean, look at the E-Bay prices for hot new consoles. If the folks who won't buy at this price (I doubt I will, but I don't need to have everything "first" anyway), you know there'll be $1000+ priced systems that will get sold.
  11. Here's the specs for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD: BLU-RAY: HD-DVD: I think the MSRP for the first Blu-Ray movies are like $29.99. Which is... @lol@... because I'm way too used to paying $15 or less for DVDs (including new releases). Anyway, unless you have a HD TV and a really decked out home theater system, I really don't see the advantage, as far as movies go. On the gaming front, I hope it means more and better details (less fog and such) and even bigger worlds. I really wish the PS3 had more RAM, though. That $599 price tag is rough.
  12. Now that you mention it, I think Pierce Brosnan kinda looks like Tony Stark.
  13. Yea, the season certainly has picked up. Now that alot has been reveal.... #%$@ you, Michael. Giving up Kate, Hurley, Sawyer and Jack for Walt makes him the biggest loser. Thank god for Sayeed. Nothing better happen to Kate or Jack or I'm done with this series!
  14. Yea, if they do another Trilogy, I don't think she'll come back anyway. That's OK though. There are tons of black chicks that are hot, that are already well-known, and probably wouldn't cost all that much to cast as Storm. Which includes: Beyonce Knowles, Tyra Banks, Sanaa Lathan and Stacy Dash (). Not to mention tons others. I wouldn't be too upset if they replaced Famke too. Not really pretty enough to be Jean Grey.
  15. Data transfer (IE bringing your game saves to your friend's house) and using the old PS1/PS2 memory cards would be my guess. Supporting memory sticks, and SD and Compact Flash cards gives you plenty of options. Way too many options, IMO.
  16. In an effort to try to force you to cough up the extra $100, the base version is designed to where it is not upgradable. Kinda makes you wonder what the whole damn point of even having the core pack around anyway. I mean, other than to say there is a cheaper alternative. Other than the Memory card ports, the differences in the two systems wouldn't even be worth upgrading anyway (if you got the core, which would make your gaming priorities different). HDMI? Wi-Fi? Luxuries (for some of us, anyway). The whole wireless/rechargeable controllers baffles me too. All it does is make me worry about its life expectancy. And the new motion sensor controllers means the damn thing will be even more delicate. And really, SATA HDDs? Way overboard. ATA HDDs are dirt cheap these days, so getting the high-end on this point seems awfully redundant given what the HDD will be doing anyway. Long live the price drops!! I hope they come soon.
  17. Exactly. Agreed 100%. If a game system's success was based solely on price, none of the consoles would get sold. Everyone would just download games online.... for FREE! ... and play on their PCs (of which they can get a controller for). Price aside, if Nintendo had a huge library of triple A or even one A titles that don't include Mario (and Co.), Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, yada... yada... yada... (you know where I'm going with this list), then I'd be all up for it. Why Nintendo doesn't shell out some cash for some 3rd party exclusives is beyond me. They got the bucks. Grab Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Madden (hell the entire EA Sports lineup), Grand Theft Auto, Dead Or Alive (pretty popular in Japan), etc.... and they'd be on top by next generation. Then when Microsoft and Sony waves their white flag, they scoop up HALO and SOCOM, and we're all good to go. Take PS2's controller design and its the end all, be all of gaming. Everything under Nintendo. Ahh.. to dream.... Anyway, with the rate of quality titles that seems to come out for Nintendo's systems each year, the Wii better be dirt cheap. All I ever here is how awesome Nintendo's first party games are, and how they're the best on the system. And yet, it still seems like only a handful still, with meager 3rd parties success (this is public perception anyway).
  18. Onto my comments: BOO!!!! @bs@ @cussing@ @poop# @bH@ @moon@ @soap@ Seriously, I value the dualshock over any kind of motion sensor wannabe Nintendo Revolution/Wii rip-off. I wonder if redesigning the controller contributed to this $499/$599 price point. - Good to see the HDD back. I'm definitely gonna wait a year or two now with these prices (unless SOCOM 4 comes out real soon). Especially with the proposed line-up of launch games. Plus, you gotta give Sony a window to fix all those hardware malfunctions that crop up with every new system. - For me the differences in packages is kinda minimal. No use for the HDMI port and no MS/CD/CF cards. The only real incentive for me is the extra 40GB space in the HDD (which isn't that useful to me since I don't plan on buying more levels or vitual items/pixel crack) and if I decide to use my wireless router.
  19. Hehe.. OK. Not all the info is that relavent anymore with the E3 news out (specifically price and what HDD size it comes with).
  20. http://www.us.playstation.com/E3/Systems/PS3 PS3 Core - $499 - 20GB Hard Drive PS3 Premium - $599 (basically what you're paying extra for): - 60GB Hard Drive - HDMI port - Wi-Fi - MemoryStick/SD/CompactFlash Reader
  21. May 8, 2006 PLAYSTATION®3 LAUNCHES ON NOVEMBER 17, 2006 IN NORTH AMERICA Equipped with Blu-ray and Pre-Installed HDD United States: US $499 (20GB HDD) and US $599 (60GB HDD) Canada: CAN $549 (20GB HDD) and CAN $659 (60GB HDD) Los Angeles, May 8, 2006 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today that it would launch PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) in "Clear Black" in North America on November 17, 2006, as part of a worldwide simultaneous launch. PS3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home, realized through the combination of Cell and RSX™ processors, in addition to the playability of a vast catalog of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 software titles. Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) as standard in PS3, users will be able to download a variety of contents as well as access on-line games and services over the network. Equipped with basic input/output ports, PS3 supports a broad range of displays from conventional NTSC/PAL standard TVs to the latest full HD (1080i/1080p) flat panel displays, offering the joy of the most advanced computer entertainment contents to homes around the world. For use in living rooms, maximum heat and noise reduction has been achieved with a noise level equivalent to that of the current slim-line PlayStation 2. With the overwhelming computational power of the Cell processor, PS3 is capable of playing back content from Blu-ray (BD) disc at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps with ease, the maximum bit rate defined in BD standards. The new controller for PS3 has been created by refining and improving the world’s most popular PlayStation controller which has shipped more than several hundred million units worldwide. The controller for PS3 employs a high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis sensing system that is capable of processing all parameters within the controller itself, thereby eliminating the need for any additional settings on the display system. By applying this technology, it will become possible to freely control the PS3 system over the network. While further enhancing the joy of entertainment on PlayStation 2 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system, SCEA will vigorously promote PS3 as the next generation computer entertainment platform.
  22. Check out the new controller: May 8, 2006 SCE ANNOUNCES NEW CONTROLLER FOR PLAYSTATION®3 Equipped with High-Precision, Highly Sensitive Six-Axis Sensing System Los Angeles, May 8, 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the new controller for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3), which will become available as standard with the system. The new controller can be experienced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held from May 10 through 12, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. The controller for PS3 has been created by refining and improving the world's most popular PlayStation® controller that has shipped more than several hundred million units worldwide, while inheriting its basic concept and design. The controller for PS3 employs breakthrough technology of high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis sensing system that does not require any devices other than the controller itself for seamless interactive operation, thus eliminating additional settings to TVs. With this technology, ways to enjoy PS3 will be further enhanced by accessing PS3 through the network, while retaining the six-axis sensing capability. In addition to the "3-posture-axis" of roll, pitch and yaw, "3-dimension acceleration information (X, Y, and Z)" can be detected in high-precision and in real-time. In addition to standard key input available in existing controllers, more natural and more intuitive play will become possible as if the controller has become part of your body. Pursuant to the introduction of this new six-axis sensing system, the vibration feature that is currently available on DUALSHOCK® and DUALSHOCK®2 controllers for PlayStation and PlayStation®2, will be removed from the new PS3 controller as vibration itself interferes with information detected by the sensor. The shape of L2/R2 buttons located on the top of the controller has also been enlarged with increased depth in stroke for more subtle control in games. At the same time, the tilting angle of the analog joy sticks has been slightly broadened to enable more delicate and more dynamic manipulation. Along with these improvements, precision of above information detection (L2/R2, analog joy stick) has been increased from 8 bit to 10 bit. All input information will be immediately transferred to the PS3 system through the Bluetooth® wireless technology. By using a USB cable, the PS3 controller can be swapped seamlessly from wireless to wired, and can be charged automatically. The cable can be attached and detached at anytime. By integrating all these features into one standard PlayStation controller, SCEI, together with content creators, expects to further expand and accelerate the world of next generation computer entertainment.
  23. According to the newest PSM.... - Worldwide release will be first half of November 2006. - 1 million units will be available on launch day, with 500,000 more before year's end. - PS3 will likely be $399. - Comes standard with a 60GB Hard Drive (yay!! @peace@ ) - All games will come on Blu-Ray discs. - X-Box Live type service to launch with PS3, FREE! - Nearly all PS1 and PS2 games will be backwards compatible with the PS3. - No regional lockouts for games. - Possible new controller to be unvieled at E3.
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