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  1. Bioshock Infinite feels like the early front runner for GOTY. Best companion in a long time in Elizabeth and generally a fun game with a developed story. Felt like it ended the trilogy wonderfully.
  2. A handful of MMO bosses are weird, either by terrible design or unforeseen challenges.Along similar lines, Absolute Virtue in Final Fantasy XI was unbeaten via legitimate means for nearly 3 years. There were a few wins via glitch exploits, but the only ones not involving glitches didn't come until after Square-Enix finally caved on modifying the boss significantly. One of the producers even came out and even said it was to be taken as an 18-hour boss encounter. Later they had another one called Pandemonium Warden which presented it's own ridiculous challenge. In the sense that the first guild to legitimately beat Absolute Virtue spent 18+ hours fighting Pandemonium Warden before having to quit because members were getting physically ill.
  3. Some good ones mentioned, especially Ninja Gaiden and Ghosts & Goblins (NES)or Super Ghosts & Goblins (SNES) Surprised I haven't seen BATTLETOADS on here. Silver Surfer on the (NES)(this game is absolutely terrible btw) Zombies ate my Neighbors (SNES) Chakan (Genesis) Both Batman NES games were tough Metalstorm (NES) on Professional Vectorman (Genesis) on any of the higher difficulties Driver (PS1), the final level, game goes from being eh to hard to WTF on the final level. Also a bunch of incredibly tough indie games released over the past few years. I Wanna Be The Guy & I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden, both games are based entirely around trial & error and classic platformer bull####. VVVVVV N+ FTL (Faster Than Light) Plenty of SHMUPS that are v. hard like anything made by CAVE, Ikaruga, Touhou games, etc. More mainstream ones that are a bit easier, but still tough for the vast majority would be R-Type and Gradius 3.
  4. So to recap: Kaepernick gives up 9 pts, Delanie Walker drops a touchdown pass at the goal line that's right on his hands, David Akers blows a 50 yarder, offensive line holding wipes out multiple big plays and a wretched play call on the option right in front of the goal line and the takeaway is that Colin Kaepernick is entirely to blame.
  5. Great...so he is better than some really crappy QBs.BTW...Rodgers has a Super Bowl MVP. :)Nice try.Somebody posts wins without bringing up awards and he's the biased one?Do you dispute that he has 36 games won?
  6. I know it's not bad news so it'll probably be ignored like some of the other info I posted, but a CNN headline that isn't full of it.http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/22/japan.nuclear.reactors/index.html?hpt=C2 Not a major breakthrough since obviously many of the systems are damaged, but it's good to see something good happening with the power supply.On a related note:China Syndrome on IMDBMOVIEmeter: Up 319% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro!
  7. http://xkcd.com/radiation/ You even have webcomics providing more accurate information than most major media sites. Yay internet. And if you actually care about specific information: http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/ In other news, major media outlets back to Libya now that they can't scaremonger about Japan for the 400th day in a row. Shocking.
  8. JSDF choppers dumped water on the #3 and 4 buildings, water cannon trucks are at the plant. Spent fuel pool water temp in Reactors #5 and 6 has risen, but only by 4 degrees C in one and by about 20C in the other. Those buildings are totally intact, so once power is restored it should become a total non-issue, and even now it ranks very low on the priority list. Steam/smoke has stopped rising from #3 (at least to the extent it was previously) but there has been no new info about water levels. There are 180 people at the site now working on reactor control and debris removal. From everything that has been discussed in press conferences, the issue right now is with the spent fuel pools, not the reactors themselves. A JSDF chopper crew visually checked the water level in the #4 spent fuel pool and said the level was very high. Here's hoping this is the case.
  9. NHK-World English link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv
  10. Yahoo also updated their headline just now.Workers return to stricken nuclear planthttp://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/wl_nm/us_japan_quake
  11. Here's what I've seen. Grain of salt and all that. A rough translated timeline from news updates. March 15th 00:41am: #2 reactor pressure and water levels as follows: Reactor pressure: 1.72MPa Reactor water level: Downscale 01:11am: #2 reactor vents presumed open: Reactor pressure: 1.44MPa -> 0.92MPa 02:07am: #2 reactor pressure as follows: Reactor Pressure: 0.63MPa 02:45am: #2 reactor pressure and water levels as follows: Reactor Pressure: 0.653MPa Reactor Water Level: Downscale 03:00am: At the #2 reactor, due to pressure in the drywell exceeding planned specifications, despite measures to lower pressure and inject water, pressure did not decrease. 05:00am: At the #3 reactor, pressure and water levels are as follows: Reactor Pressure: (A) 0.24MPa (B) 0.24MPa Reactor Water Level: (A) -1800mm (B) -2300mm 05:00am: At the #2 reactor, pressure and water levels are as follows: Reactor Pressure: 0.626MPa Reactor Water Level: Downscale 06:14am: At the #4 reactor, a sound is heard and a hole is opened in the wall. At the #3 reactor, there is smoke. At the #2 reactor, an abnormal sound occurs at the suppression pool, in which pressure lowers, thus an abnormal event has occurred. 06:20am: At the #2 reactor, pressure and water levels are as follows: Reactor Pressure: 0.612MPa Reactor Water Levels: -2700mm 06:42am: At the #2 reactor, there is the appearance of damage to the suppression pool (Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano’s Press Conference) 06:56am: Appearance of a deformation in the roof at the #4 reactor. 08:25am: White smoke confirmed from the 5th floor area of the #2 reactor building. 09:16am: In order to prevent hydrogen explosions in the vents at the #5 and #6 reactors, studies are made regarding removing panels from the walls of the buildings. 09:38am: A fire is confirmed at the 3rd floor northwest area of the #4 reactor building and fire fighters are notified. 10:01am: A request is made by the American Military to the Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry regarding the fire at the #4 reactor. 10:21am: Regarding the fire at the #4 reactor, an electrical generator is set up to restart circulation. Presently, the American military and JSDF are preparing for fire fighting activities. 10:59am: An order is received by Fukushima Dai-ichi Offsite Center to evacuate. Evacuation to Fukushima Prefectural Government Building. 11:00am: Fire at #4 reactor appears, at first glance, to be extinguished. 11:25am: At reactor #2, pressure and water levels are as follows: Reactor Pressure: 0.27MPa Reactor Water Levels: -1200mm 11:26am: Offsite center completes evacuation to Fukushima Prefectural Government Offices. 11:30am: At reactor #3, pressure and water levels are as follows: Reactor Pressure: 0.249MPa Reactor Water Levels: (A) -1900mm (B) -2300mm 11:31am: Fire at #4 reactor appears to be extinguished, however as there is oil nearby, the chance of reignition cannot be ruled out. 12:29pm: Confirmation of fire extinguished at #4 reactor (as personnel cannot enter the building, confirmation is made from outside) 1:24pm: Debris from the explosions cannot be removed sufficiently to allow fire fighting and transport vehicles to enter. Plans are made to continue efforts to remove debris through the night. 1:30pm: At reactor #2, pressure and water levels are as follows: Reactor Pressure: 0.608 MPa Reactor Water Levels: -1700mm
  12. Unfortunately the livestream I was watching went out a few hours ago. Check around Ustream and sometimes you'll find a stream w/ a translator. For lack of that, this site has been relatively up-to-date compared to most places I've seen. http://www.thetokyopost.com/news-opinion/live-blog-general-updates-about-the-situation-in-japan/Note that it's mostly a collection of journalist posts and headlines, but the ones actually in Japan tend to be ahead of the curve. I've been seeing 'headline' information there long before it actually makes it to CNN & co.In an odd bit, SomethingAwful actually has what (to me anwyay) looks like a very good FAQ / write-up of what's happening at Fukushima. http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3396817
  13. Since there seems to be confusion and honestly there's been tons about this entire situation, here's a quick update. Workers were evacuated, but it was due to incorrect measurements being released, all the workers are back at the plant now. What happened was incorrect measurements at the gate forced an evacuation and then they were moved back in once it was felt safe to do so. A lot of Western media sites are anywhere from 2-6 hours behind on what's actually going on and your best bet for up-to-date info are from the live Japanese broadcasts being translated.
  14. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12531637 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/21/libya-protests-blood-fears-gone The violence seems to be spreading after the warning Muammar Gaddafi's son gave out a few days ago. However many military personnel don't seem to be abiding by it and are resigning their posts or defecting. http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFLDE71K23020110221 Gaddafi supposedly burns his soldiers in their barracks for refusing to shoot protesters – GRAPHIC Video of the aftermath (about 44 sec in, rest is people's backs and then charred corpses, would need independent fact checking to confrim)http://www.libyafeb17.com/?p=1402
  15. Next time he has a bad game it'll get bumped. The problem is he has already had a successful year in a new offense with a weak offensive line. Nothing has changed--he forces passes sometimes, but he's an excellent quarterback who can make throws that other quarterbacks can't to win games. If he eats the ball and takes the sack, like he did today, instead of throwing it up for grabs, the Bears will do very well with that defense.I like Cutler but between the ears he still doesnt get it sometimes.Like today, up 12 with 4 mins to go and 3rd down he tried to force a stupid pass over the middle that was nearly a pick 6. You wont see a Peyton or Brady make that pass in the same situationIn a shocking twist, not every QB can be a Peyton or Brady. Be happy you have a competent QB that can actually play behind a third-rate O-line.
  16. Not for me. "The X-Files" went in the toilet when Duchovny became part-time and then left in the last season. "Lost" has never had a down season in my eyes and had a terrific finale.Both grew a mythology which could never be adequately explained so they just said #### it and tried to piece something together for the final season. Obviously the X-Files had it worse because it lasted longer and had some major issues by the end of it's run. Though saying Lost never had a down season seems odd considering how miserable S5 was.
  17. To avoid this ****storm perhaps? Or have you not been paying attention here?
  18. Does everyone have to die for it to be considered NOT a cliffhanger? Sometimes I wonder if people have actually seen how most series actually end.
  19. You mean bad things happen to bad people? YOU DON'T SAY?!?!Anyway, amazing finale. That really put a cap on everything with no open-ended bullcrap with the main leads.
  20. RIP. What a senseless waste of life. I can only hope they catch the ####### who did this.
  21. Good call on the Leftwich deal. Props.