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  1. I actually just had surgery for a torn labrum in my shoulder last year. Doctor said they're generally injuries that build up over time. I remember when I went to him after getting my MRI. He looked at me and the first thing he asked, with no prior knowledge, was "Did you used to be an offensive lineman?" I laughed and said yes, and he went on to tell me that the constant pushing and pulling of playing line plays havoc on your shoulder joints. I had the labrum tear, and then a bunch of fraying around the rotator cuff. He said I probably had my tear for years, which made a lot of sense because I had noticed a slight "click" in it for quite some time, but hadn't actually started to hurt until I played in an alumni football game and woke up with my shoulder in agonizing pain. I suspect this is the same scenario. Probably something that started way back in college and he just never really acknowledged until now. Then something happened in practice, he torqued his should at just the right angle, and the tear got more severe. Anyways, tough break for Williams. My shoulder hasn't been 100% since the surgery, but I also didn't commit to rehab full time like I"m sure he will. So I'm sure he'll be fine.
  2. I've seen that complaint about it before, and while I'm not personally a multiplayer guy myself, I can understand wanting it. But then again, I don't know exactly what you'd do with the multiplayer. There's no real combat to speak of. I guess you could team up to cut down on the time to gather resources by going to separate areas, but if you do that, you're essentially going to be on your own anyways. And I don't think resource gathering is so tedious that you really need another person to help. Basebuilding with a multiple could be OK, but again, you can build a fairly complex base by yourself with much effort, so I don't feel another person really adds much. The developers have said they have no intention of adding multiplayer support because they feel it'd take away some aspects of the game, and I can totally see that. The game's best moments are when you wonder into a dark and mysterious area, wondering what the hell is going to come out of the abyss, and I feel like that's best experienced while you're by yourself.
  3. Been spending a ton of time on Subnautica. Very cool game. Basically, a survival game that takes place on a mostly underwater alien planet. One of the very few survival games I've played that actually gets the balance right between having enough crafting to be interesting, but not so much that it's overly tedious. Resources are available enough that you're not annoyed when you have to go out and get something, but still scarce enough to push you to explore new areas, which is really where the game shines. I actually bought this game because I'm a scuba diver, and have always wanted to find a game that actually does a good job of capturing the mystery of diving, and this game actually does a good job of scratching that itch, even with it's sci-fi components. Wandering into new areas can be pretty awesome, and at the same terrifying as you plunge into the depths without knowing what's there (and you may very well find something much bigger than you). Also has a base-building mechanic that I initially had no intention of using more than necessary, but have grown to love it and now have multiple large bases around the map. There's also just enough story to give the game purpose and depth. There's no real time limit, so you can do things at your pace, but if you do get bored, you can go back and investigate the story more. Only downside is that I bought it as a pre-release on Xbox One for $15, which is playable and worth that cost, but definitely has some significant performance issues, especially when you get into the deeper areas. I've recently started exploring one of the areas closer to the end game, and the texture popping makes exploration extremely difficult as it's often hard to see what is a cavern and what is solid wall until you run into it (and I've fallen through the bottom of the map multiple times). With that said, they are still working on it and pushing out occasional updates as they go along, and you'll get many hours of it before you get to a point to where the performance becomes a real problem. The PC version is supposedly fine and doesn't have these issues.
  4. [quote name='Lewdog' timestamp='1351011950' post='1174004'] Yeah I read on Yahoo that instead of him being an Asian version of a Bad Batman, they are trying to make him multi-cultural. The trailer makes it seem as if the suit comes to life itself. I wonder if War machine makes another appearance in this movie. *Spoiler Alert* He does I looked it up on IMDB and list Don Cheadle as Rhodes and War Machine. [/quote] I'm a little worried about the suit coming to life, thing. I know comic books are all about the cliches, but I find the old "Superhero fights his doppleganger" scenario a little tired and uninteresting. I loved the first Iron Man, but my stomach turned a little bit when Iron Man told Pepper to overload the reactor. I mean, seriously? Overload the reactor? That ranks right up there with "Reverse Polarities!" as far as cheap superhero solutions go.
  5. [quote name='Bengals1181' timestamp='1351001391' post='1173970'] was just gonna post that. Looks awesome. [/quote] I'm very interested to see how the Mandarin translates to the big screen.
  6. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5EjG-1U3wqA[/media] Iron Man 3 trailor
  7. [quote name='Lewdog' timestamp='1342155295' post='1138695'] The whole comic book storyline of Spiderman, Venom, and Carnage got confusing. But Venom was made from the space goo and Spiderman's suit, and Venom was a bad guy against Spiderman....but then came this badass named Carnage that caused Venom and Spiderman to team up. I honestly think they took on too much with Spiderman 3 trying to fit Lizardman, Sandman, and Venom all in one movie. It left characters under developed and the movie lacking substance. [/quote] Carnage was only the beginning. I actually used to love Carnage when I was younger...til I realized Venom had a lot more depth. But as far as complicating the symbiote storyline...it got so, so much worse. If I remember correctly (hardly guaranteed), Carnage's symbiote reproduced to make some kind of symbiote villian team made up of 5 or 6 new symbiote-inspired baddies. Spiderman and Venom teamed up to beat them. Then, there was some crazy storyline about a planet full of symbiotes, and some kind of intersteller war going on between that planet and earth. It really just got completely out of hand after Carnage came about. Marvel saw how much Venom and Carnage helped boost sales and, as comic companies tend to do, they beat the horse well after it was dead. In fact, they may have actually given the horse a symbiote of its own to help raise it from the dead, just so they could be it to do death again.
  8. [quote name='Jamie_B' timestamp='1341591268' post='1138004'] The other thing, I don't really read the comics so I dont know if it was true to them, but Eddie Brock the character was just a huge doucher. [/quote] They completely failed at both Eddie Brock and Venom. Eddie Brock was supposed to be a body builder. And that was kind of the point of Marvel creating Venom. He was a bigger and faster version of Spiderman. That didn't really come across very well in the movie. Casting Topher Grace was the first step in the wrong direction. But the real catastrophe was just how undeveloped the Venom character was. Since Peter Parker wore the suit before Eddie Brock did, Venom actually inherited all of Peter's memories. Venom knew Peter was Spiderman, knew all his secrets, his friends, loved ones....everything. On top of that, Venom was immune to Spiderman's spider sense. He truly was Spiderman's worst nightmare, which is why I think they could make a great thriller/horror movie out of that matchup. And my favorite part about Venom was that he wasn't actually an evil villain in the traditional sense. He usually refused to hurt innocents and often went out on his own to fight crime. He's even teamed up with Spiderman on quite a few occasions for the better good. The only reason he's considered a bad guy is because he has a vendetta against Peter Parker and wants to throw him into a tree chipper. And, much like the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner, Venom was fighting a constant battle between his humanity and the monster within. Eddie wanted to use the powers for good, but the alien suit thrived on his anger and hate. In most of the comics, Venom used to refer to himself as "We", meaning Eddie and the suit, because they really were two seperate entities, and Eddie didn't want them to become fully intertwined. Of course, very few of these things actually made it into the movie. And instead of actually developing some of the above-described depth, they basically made him into a mindless monster who shoots webs. * Disclaimer: I have read that some elements of Venom were based off the "Ultimate" version of him, which I've never read, but hear horrible things about.
  9. [quote name='Jamie_B' timestamp='1341581956' post='1137988'] It also pissed me off that sandman was fighting him and then all of a sudden decided to stop and go home, they did nothing to develop that internal struggle. [/quote] Yeah, that character was underdeveloped, and the final fight was pretty awful as well. They go through this big fight where Sandman endures all kinds of attacks, and he ultimately goes down over a double shot from the Goblin's little skateboard missiles? How does that make sense? If he would have thrown a whole crapload of those things at him and turned all that sand to glass, I would have been fine with it. And why didn't he, you know, lead with the missiles instead of pissing around for 10 minutes? It's like the writers got tired of planning the fight scene and said, "eh, screw it, just throw some missiles at him and be done with it.".
  10. [quote name='Jamie_B' timestamp='1341507663' post='1137916'] I saw it as well, I dont know why but I liked Toby McGuire as Spiderman better, (and I hated the 3rd Spiderman), this guy just kind of annoyed me. [/quote] The third one definitely sucked, which is a damn shame. Venom could have been an absolute goldmine had they put any effort into him at all. He's one of my favorite villains of all time, and they went out of their way to reduce him to a bitch-sized, mindless, monster with zero depth. A movie dedicated to only Spiderman vs Venom, with a darker, action/thriller, even borderline horror, theme could have been fantastic.
  11. [quote name='Go Skins' timestamp='1341237691' post='1137529'] Inside joke w/Jamie..... Comedy effects people in different ways. What I attempt to do is avoid the TV spots and trailers on a movie so I go into it "blind" and can keep an open mind. There were two things within the first five minutes of "Ted" that make me laugh, and then it was off and on throughout. It's like if you see a comedian at a club, some jokes work and others don't. [/quote] "Ted" boils down to whether or not you like Seth MacFarlane. All the comedy from that movie is straight out of Family Guy, and whatever other cartoons he's putting out right now. The only difference at all is that he was allowed to swear and make more obscene sex jokes in "Ted". Overall, I really like MacFarlane's humor...although I do feel like he tries way too hard to force popular culture jokes into it. And "Ted" wasn't any different in that regard.
  12. [quote name='Jamie_B' timestamp='1338904095' post='1133934'] Not sure why its funny, they have made tetris movies before [url="http://www.imdb.com/find?q=tetris&s=all"]http://www.imdb.com/...?q=tetris&s=all[/url] [/quote] I don't see anything in that list that tells me that's true. One of the things listed is an italian talk show. The other looks to be some crappy thing some amateurs did in their back yard (and nowhere near a Hollywood movie). And two of the other things look to be a documentary on the game.
  13. [quote name='Jamie_B' timestamp='1338899584' post='1133914'] You sure that's real? I dont see anything on imdb about a new tetris movie. [/quote] That is most definitely not real.
  14. [quote name='Bengals1181' timestamp='1332388260' post='1110245'] the co-creator of TMNT calls it a potentially genius idea. [url="http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=56750"]http://www.comicbook...1/news/?a=56750[/url] [/quote] Yeah, if you read the updates below the article, the ask him if he was being sarcastic or genuine, and he responds with "Both, actually". From reading that whole article, I come away with the impression that he's open to the idea, but not terribly excited about it. I think this is the most important line in the story: [quote] [color=#262626][font=Calibri, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]It's possible that with enough truly creative brainpower applied to this idea, it might actually work. I'm not saying it's probable, or even somewhat likely… but it IS possible. [/font][/color] [/quote] I agree with that statement. It is "possible". But I think it's extremely unlikely with Bay at the helm.
  15. [quote name='Bengals1181' timestamp='1332381769' post='1110173'] read that the other day. Think the outrage is a little over the top. Sure, it kind of screws with the "mutant" part of the title, but its not like them being aliens is any more outlandish than them being mutants, and its not like TMNT is such a great franchise that they're beyond their origin story being tweaked. [/quote] I dunno, I might have to disagree there. I'm not going to go as far as to say it was right there with Transformers and GI Joe, but I don't think it was that far off, either. I think most people (myself included), are a little more nostalgic about the early/mid 80's cartoons since that was kind of the golden era of action cartoons. But I remember TMNT being pretty huge. There was sort of dead space when Transformers and GI Joe started losing popularity, and TMNT came in and kind of took over. I honestly cant even remember what competition TMNT had. Power Rangers (puke) came in after TMNT was already past its prime. Other than that, you had some B-level cartoons like Captain Planet, Captain N, and maybe a few others, but no other action cartoons that rivaled TMNT, as far as I can remember. Look back on everything that the cartoon spawned. Two pretty major live-action films (plus one straight-to-video film), a whole bunch of mostly well-done video games (the infamous NES game which is probably the exception, the awesome Arcade cabinet game that was later released on NES and XBox Live), a sequal to that arcade game on NES (The Manhatten Project), and Turtles in Time for the SNES), a huge line of action figures that are still being produced, comic books (although the comic books came before the cartoon, and were much darker).
  16. [url="http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/317628/20120321/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-movie-michael-bay.htm"]http://www.ibtimes.c...michael-bay.htm[/url] [quote] [size=4]The [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles"]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[/url] story is being adapted for film again, with special effects lover [url="http://michaelbay.com/"]Michael Bay[/url] set to serve as a producer. But not all fans are feeling the turtle power.[/size] [size=4]Bay recently spoke about [url="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291150/"]the upcoming project[/url], which is scheduled for a December 2013 release, at the Nickelodeon Upfront presentation. He said that the backstories of the turtles would change in the new movie. They won't be mutants anymore.[/size] [size=4]"These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable," Bay said at the upfront presentation, (via [url="http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/03/19/michael-bay-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-aliens/?cnn=yes"]Entertainment Weekly[/url]).[/size] [size=4]Not all fans were thrilled with this bit of news.[/size] [/quote]
  17. Rumors going around that Michael Bay is making a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie...except he's changing the story to make the turtles aliens instead of mutants. You can't make this stuff up....
  18. [quote name='Bengals1181' timestamp='1331861216' post='1107035'] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY4zADtqNXY[/media] [/quote] I actually kind of want to see this. I loved the first two movies, and this new seems like they're kind of taking it back to its roots. Also, I'm happy to see that Chris Klein is still able to find work. He gives hope to everyone.
  19. [quote name='Bengals1181' timestamp='1331265636' post='1103751'] It's not the major blockbusters of the year, but March has shaped up to be a pretty big month of big-budget movies with John Carter, Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror and Wrath of the Titans. March isn't usually that packed. [/quote] I [i]HATED[/i] Clash of the Titans...and yet, I kind of want to see Wrath of the Titans. I had never seen the original, but watched it with someone who was a big fan (and also hated it). To me, Clash seems pretty uneventful for a movie that was supposed to be about warring Gods. I went in expecting to basically see God of War in movie form. It ended up being really "blah". Maybe that's because they tried sticking too close to the original (although my friend didn't think so). Even the final battle with the Kraken seemed very underwhelming for me. Every now and then, I like a movie that doesn't worry so much about plot and just strings together some kickass action sequences (Ninja [s]Gaiden[/s] Assassin being among them). I watch the trailers for Wrath, and I feel like there's a decent chance they learned their lesson from the first one and decided to put the focus on showing off some epic battles. Or maybe I'm too gullible and just watched 90% of the action in a 2 minute trailer. Either way, I'll probably see it.
  20. [quote name='mongo' timestamp='1328757810' post='1094836'] John Carter looks to be the worst movie of the last ten years. [/quote] Did you not watch the Battleship trailer directly below it? Who the hell thought up the bright idea to make a movie about a goddam board game? Is Chutes and Ladders next?
  21. [quote name='Bengals1181' timestamp='1314371611' post='1021840'] WE? [/quote] We!
  22. So, did someone put a marker in Antartica just to be an ass, or do we have someone renting a timeshare at the Fortress of Solitude?
  23. [quote name='Jamie_B' timestamp='1314302989' post='1020984'] Put it this way I've never sat in a bar and had a Ravens fan almost want to fight me because I didnt get excited about Hines Ward setting the Steelers receiving record. [/quote] One instance does not prove a universal fact. Besides, the Ravens have never had a WR worth getting excited about
  24. [quote name='Jamie_B' timestamp='1314300092' post='1020961'] I am, and while they are annoying, its not as bad. Steelers fans 1, Rat's fans 1a [/quote] Bah, you just think that because you hate the Steelers more. You can admit it, be honest.
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