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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 11:41AM Jetflame3 said

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@lhly70 Can someone seriously ban this person? This is the third time I've seen him/her post, and it's only been adds. either way nice WRUP. :)
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 10:24AM Fabius Bile said

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rather be off to the pictures, I suppose? RIGHT, OFF YOU GO!!

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 10:37AM BigAndShiny said

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The reason i still watch movies is that even the Mass Effects, or Heavy Rains, games that have been praised for 'amazing' stories, have the narratives of Transformers or maybe a mediocre big budget TV show if you're lucky.

I await games that have stories that really make you feel something. In Mass Effect, I felt epic, but when you compare that to great films or literature, that's not really equivalent. yet.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 11:30AM Strangeland said

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Because you are not single you no longer have any reason for going out on a date? You're a real catch.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 5:08PM Graill440 said

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@Strangeland

+1

Lol, i was going to type something on a slightly different line with some dark humor, but your comment is fine too. (Grin)

(Be careful though, some of the Massively editors or contributors have very thin skin.)

I might add that there is also nothing wrong with purely "me time" and seeing movies alone, do not not fall into stereotypes EL.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 11:37AM MMOaddict said

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Decided to try PWI and Forsaken World this weekend. I'm burnt out on EQ2, Lotro, WoW and Rift and need a different flavor. What I really need is for SWTOR to come out, but we know how that's ending up.

Movie wise, most movies suck anymore, BUT...every now and then there is a gem or 2. Just saw Contagion last week, so that was pretty good. I'm waiting on the "The Thing" prequel, as it seems to have that good creepy quality the Kurt Russel film had. Can't think of anything else I want to see right now.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 11:42AM dudes said

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Movies? You mean people might still watch Television as well? NO WAY!!!!!

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 12:20PM Poordevil said

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I have never been a big fan of TV. I have one in my home but it is not hooked up to cable nor does it have an antenna. It is strictly for displaying consoles. It is a Sony CRT HDTV I picked off craigslist.

Not having broadcast TV pumped into my living space is liberating. I would estimate over half of all broadcast TV content is advertizing or some form of propaganda. It is downright oppressive. In addition they demand monthly payment for the abuse!

Movies I suppose are an acquired taste. When I try watching them I can't get past the fact that these are just actors reciting lines to one another. I just don't get caught up them very much. It is a very passive form of entertainment, unlike the interactivity gaming offers. That is what is so engaging about gaming. And if it is a good game it offers everything that a good movie does like setting, story, etc. but has the element of player interaction making the time spent in front of a screen so much more fulfilling.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 1:34PM Keeop said

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@Poordevil I haven't had TV/cable in over 15 years. Haven't missed a thing, really. I catch up on some cool shows once they've hit dvd or streaming. Can't stand the advertising racket, or the serious lack of quality programming.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 1:02PM Baby Choo Choo said

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Just some Eve and Mortal Kombat for me. I might be playing Disgaea 4 this weekend, but I'm not sure. My sister said she was going to get me a copy for my birthday, but I think she forgot...

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 1:33PM Khal said

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Wow...just because you are married that's no excuse to stop taking your wife out on dates. Unless you really don't like her...in which case why did you get married in the first place? If she likes movies I feel bad for her.

No MMOs for me. Maybe some table-top Pathfinder. Quite possible some table-top Warhammer Fantasy in the next hour or so of me writing this post.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 1:35PM Keeop said

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No mmos. Some DoW Chaos Rising, maybe a little DA:O.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 1:36PM Seldra said

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I still watch tv a few shows but not so much movies. I'm very picky on movies, I probably only watch maybe 3-4 movies out of the whole year.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 2:32PM BGExorcist said

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If my guys at the cinema dont let me watch the movies for free, its BDrips all the way. 3D sux big time, action scenes are a mess :)

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 2:36PM Pingles said

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Just returned to Zentia and, after sampling maybe ten MMOs since, was blown away by how great it is. The stories, the crazy character models, the Ancient China world, the pet/mount system and the overwhelming number of instanced mini-games peppered all over the open world.

Heartbroken by how empty it is, though. I hit level 18 and never once saw a player below level 30. :( Maybe I picked the wrong server.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 3:08PM Apakal said

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Well, as of lately I've been reading books *gasp!* (Reading through the Game of Thrones books currently), but normally I watch at least a few movies a week.

And seriously, who needs actual TV programs anymore? Or cable for that matter? Netflix has just about everything that's worth watching, whenever you want it.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 7:04PM doublerainbow said

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I honestly think as games improve movies will become less and less an acceptable method of entertainment.

Games that are massive, and interactive entertainment seems to me more and more where the market is going. I wouldn't be too surprised in a decade if theaters closed down, and only showed artsy flicks. While most people watched movies at home when they release, if they do at all. Think virtual reality entertainment as well ten or more years down the road.

TV however seems to make more sense, because it has constant new entertaining shows that last for more than two hours.

This week I am playing a little bit with WoW and leveling a Gnome Priest, while thinking about picking up Deux Ex at Redbox to give it a shot.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 11:38PM (Unverified) said

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...and the dumbing down of society continues.

Games are great but I find that younger people seem to have ADD when it comes to appreciating a great book, movie or TV program.
They have to be on Facebook or playing a video game 24/7.

Games will never replace the experience of a great movie, it's just that people's expectations for good storytelling will eventually come down to the low bar set by the likes of Final Fantasy and Mass Effect.

Very sad indeed.

Posted: Sep 18th 2011 12:03AM JuliusSeizure said

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@(Unverified)

I bet your grandparents said the same thing about TV, and their grandparents said the same thing about movies. And they were mostly right, at the time. 90% of everything is trash, but the good 10% accumulates over time.

We can look at established media and find a lot to recommend because there has been so much that stood the test of time already. Videogames are still finding their feet, but there have certainly been some with true worth.

Besides, books, movies and TV will never replace a good videogame. ;)
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Posted: Sep 18th 2011 7:43AM KDolo said

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I saw The Guard yesterday. Very funny.
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