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It should work out of the U.S. don't see any reason why not. I haven't heard of them only being downloadable for this region. Although I may be wrong.
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What's the situation on the Xbox in regards to rentals?

I'm not sure, I never looked at that. I have it set up with my netflix so I can watch netflix movies on my xbox, but I hate it. My wireless internet is mediocre at best so its like watching a youtube movie blown up to fit the big TV. One reason I'm glad to have an xbox though is a game coming out soon called 1 vs. 100. Its an online game show that microsoft is doing where everyone plays together in a trivia competition and you can win real prizes. I've seen some of the questions and they all seem to be really easy pop culture questions so I am looking forward to cleaning house.
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The quality of movies on the PSN are REALLY good quality. They're well worth the money.

Another fabulous thing about the PS3 is that it has a wireless router inside of the system, so it can pick up the signal from my router in the other room connected to my desktop. It's internal, as opposed to the external one that one has to pay an extra 100 bones for the Xbox 360.
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Where Have All The American Action Stars Gone?

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1841/...tars-Gone.html
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It's All Part Of The Plan

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1853/...-The-Plan.html
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You've got the right idea Rene... As someone who's been there and back, believe me when I tell you that you should never rush things.

In our conversations on the boards it has become clear that you bagged yourself a good catch. So just hold on to her, take it one step at a time and, when the time comes, you'll both know. And the rewards will be that much richer.
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Thanks, Erix. I know you'd certainly be one to understand about not rushing things.

Yeah, she really is a great catch. Luck is not a strong enough word for how I've come to be with her. The rewards are already pretty rich, but I know they'll be richer later on.
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My Eyes! My Eyes! Xanadu!

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1860/...es-Xanadu.html
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I give you mad props for surviving Xanadu. And yes, the soundtrack is lovely, but man! That movie is tragic.
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Thanks Natalia. It took a lot to sit through it completely. It may be self-flagellation but I have to finish every movie.

Speaking of sitting through crap, my next installment of My Eyes My Eyes!

My Eyes! My Eyes! Return Of The Boogeyman!

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1878/...oogeyman-.html

My Diagnosis: The particular film suffers from Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2 syndrome.
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http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1879/...ThisMovie.html


Edited: Link works now.
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You are a strong man! I can’t do what you do. If a movie bores me I walk out or fall asleep. But you’re right about movies that take most of the running time to pick up steam. And there are some that might be boring in the first viewing, but if you see them some time later they don’t seem as boring. Weird stuff.

The only movie that bored me that I didn’t walk out of and couldn't sleep through was M’s directors cut. It was for film history class. It is also the longest movie ever made. Regardless of its importance for cinema history, I wanted to die when I saw it!


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The link doesn't work!
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Thanks for letting me know about the link not working, Natalia it's fixed!

I wanted to see 1900 the uncut version because it was 5 hours. I bought the dvd and saw it. Not all in one sitting, but I saw it all the way through. That's the longest movie I've ever seen.
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Talking In My Sleep. Yeah, apparently I do.

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1880/...-My-Sleep.html
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Speeding? Or Slow Ass Drivers?

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1898/...s-Drivers.html
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Going It Alone.

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1902/Going-It-Alone.html
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25 dollars is an appalling price for a rinky dink local convention. Were there any celebrities there giving autographs?
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No there weren't any celebrities giving autographs. That's the really messed up thing. I was only there for a little under an hour since it was so tiny. I don't regret going, but the cover price could have been $10 cheaper. There were tons of people there too. I guess since we almost never have any cons around here, they'd pay any price just to get together and play videogames and dress up as their favorite characters. I was just interested in seeing what kind of goodies they had to offer in the dealer's room.

There's another con that's supposed to happen at South Padre Island, but we've got the hook up since my my girlfriend knows the grand daughter of one of the residents where she works at. The grand daughter is one of the main organizers of this other con, and she told us she'd get us free passes.
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Rene Reminisces On Tales From The Crypt (The tv show)

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1908/...e-tv-show.html
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I've been meaning to invest in those sets Rene. Crypt was a staple of 90s TV for me. I loved it. Things went south in the last season when they moved to England. The show got cheaper looking and less inventive.

You name dropped some of my favorite episodes as well. There's another really cool one with Roger Daltrey, Lysette Anthony and Steve Buscemi about a horrible virus, don't remember the title but it made an impact on me when I first saw it.

The one with Patsy Kensit where she bangs John Shea in a confessional booth is also memorable.
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That episode with Daltrey and Buscemi was damn creepy. Especially in the end, Erix.

It's title was "Forever Ambergris".

Wolfenstein 3D. Friggin' Awesome!

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1922/...9-Awesome.html
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I'm not really one for shooters. They make me dizzy and I can never control them properly. Always end up aiming at the sky or the ground while the bad guys shoot me to shit.

But I have fond memories of both Wolfenstein and the first Doom on the PC all those years ago.

For some reason, as sophisticated as shooters eventually got, they didn't capture the simple charm of these first ID games for me.

I didn't know it was available on the PSN... Haven't logged in for some time. I will definitely be downloading this. It must be a treat to play it on a big screen on the PS3. Even with the old school blocky graphics and shitty sound.
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As I said before I got it for Xbox360 and like you once I started I didn't stop. At least I didn't stop until I got to this one level which was like a giant maze. I got so lost I had to look up how to get through online. It turns out there was a secret door I had to push on a wall to get to a key.
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I remember I tried to play Wolfenstein on a small playstation 1 eons ago. It was so slow to load that I gave up. But indirectly thanks to that, I discovered Halo. It was love at first sight.
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I'm not really one for shooters. They make me dizzy and I can never control them properly. Always end up aiming at the sky or the ground while the bad guys shoot me to shit.

But I have fond memories of both Wolfenstein and the first Doom on the PC all those years ago.

For some reason, as sophisticated as shooters eventually got, they didn't capture the simple charm of these first ID games for me.

I didn't know it was available on the PSN... Haven't logged in for some time. I will definitely be downloading this. It must be a treat to play it on a big screen on the PS3. Even with the old school blocky graphics and shitty sound.

The fabulous thing about this game that I love is that you can't look up and down. You can just look around. That's what I liked a lot. I may just go back and play it some more even though I finished it already. Just like you said Erix. Simple charm. I have to say it looked really good, blocks and all on my HDTV.

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As I said before I got it for Xbox360 and like you once I started I didn't stop. At least I didn't stop until I got to this one level which was like a giant maze. I got so lost I had to look up how to get through online. It turns out there was a secret door I had to push on a wall to get to a key.

That happened to me several times towards the end. The last episode, episode 6 had me saving every few minutes because if I died, I wouldn't start over with the MP40 and just have the Luger. I friggin' hate when that happened! I know what you're talking about with the secret room and the key.

I spent a long time trying to get through to an area where I had a lot of ammunition and lives, and I could get the Gatling gun early. I had to look up the map online too for that.

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I remember I tried to play Wolfenstein on a small playstation 1 eons ago. It was so slow to load that I gave up. But indirectly thanks to that, I discovered Halo. It was love at first sight.

Wolfenstein 3D was for the playstation 1? Interesting. I just remember it for the Super Nintendo. Glad to hear that it helped you find something you really liked, Natalia.
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Not Wolfenstein 3D! I should have writen that. The one I tried was Return to Castle Wolfenstein, or one of the earlier versions. I can't recall.
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Oh, that explains it. I've always wanted to play Return To Castle Wolfenstein. I know that the game on PSN advertises Nocturnal Missions as an expansion pack.

Resident Evil Director's Cut? Maybe.

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1925/...Cut-Maybe.html
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the damn dogs scared the crap out of me when I ran through that hall.

Unforgettable gaming moment...

Here's an anecdote. When I first showed the game to Raph (bass player in my band). I still remember... I turned off the lights, sat back and watched him play.

It got to that hallway...

He starts walking through... The first dog busts through the window.... And - swear to God - while he was still in a sitting position, with a frozen smile on his face, he levitated into the air from the shock and flew backwards, still clutching the controller in his hands.

I could not stop laughing at his sorry ass.

It was awesome.

The games kept on being fun, but they never topped the sheer chill factor of that first one. That was a great game. And if the movie had been a more faithful adaptation, it would have been much better too.
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Yeah, none of them had the same scares that the original had. Part 4 kind of had some, but all of the subsequent games were more bent on having fun (nothing wrong at all with that) rather than scaring the crap out of us which was pretty much the main purpose of the first one.
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The Nocturnal Missions are already a part of the Wolfenstein 3D that we have. Its the 4th, 5th, and 6th episodes of the game.
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Ah. Well then that makes even more sense, given that Hitler is killed midway through the game and he's not the big bad guy. Thanks for the clarification, Hans.
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And Now For Something Completely Different

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1926/...Different.html
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That looks like a kick ass barbecue... Is that corn I see? Make sure to invite me next time. I'll be there in spirit.

And I hope there's plenty of POPPYCOCK for everyone.
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Yeah, it was some tasty corn too. We didn't have any butter sadly, but I doused that corn in salt and all was fine.
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Twitty Twitter

http://chud.com/articles/blogs/1940/Twitty-Twitter.html
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