Morning Discussion

After yonks of being purely a PC gamer, I've finally bought an Xbox 360--my first console since the 16-bit era. While there are scores of pleasant console exclusives, the biggest motivating factor for me was actually Xbox Live Arcade. There are some great XBLA titles that I simply won't be able to play on PC so what the hey, bite the bullet and go for it.

It's not that I've hated consoles all these years rather that I've been content with my PC. I still own more great PC games than I'll probably ever finish, not to mention all the books I have to read, films I want to go and see, plays and performances to attend... add in the fact that I was stone broke for yonks and, well, I simply didn't get around to buying one.

Now if HMV could hurry up and send me the shiny new 250GB Xbox 360 to replace the old 256MB Arcade model they mistakenly sent me, that would be just dandy.

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    July 26, 2010 5:06 AM

    San Diego Comic-Con Galleries http://gameshark.com/events/comic-con/2010/index.html

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      July 26, 2010 5:09 AM

      Thanks so much for posting this. I love the cos-play pictures. Also, Cammy = wow.

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      July 26, 2010 5:20 AM

      imdb linked this one from their front page. http://www.imdb.com/features/comic_con/2010/galleries/comiccon2010_july23-rm2933424128

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      July 26, 2010 5:21 AM

      FLASH?! You have got to be kidding me. What a bunch of douchefags.

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      July 26, 2010 5:25 AM

      I really dig the overweight star wars characters.

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      July 26, 2010 5:27 AM

      Fat storm troopers crack me up

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        July 26, 2010 7:40 AM

        I think I like the fat vaders better. both are pretty lolz tho.

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          July 26, 2010 8:04 AM

          yeah, but you see way for fat storm troopers in the wild

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        July 26, 2010 10:57 AM

        I did not even see any really fat Stormtroopers in those pictures. The Vader was pretty big, but his costume also needed a lot of work.

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      July 26, 2010 5:33 AM

      I liked the hitgirl and the Popeye. Hey you know if you are a fatty, pick a fatty character. Jesus the fat stormtroopers and vaders is sad.

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      July 26, 2010 5:49 AM

      That Ezio is pretty damned impressive.

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      July 26, 2010 6:00 AM

      Did the Mass Effect chick win anything?

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        July 26, 2010 6:03 AM

        Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn grabbing a quick kiss on stage. Really?

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          July 26, 2010 7:00 AM

          It's at least been hinted in the comics that they had a fling, if I remember.

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            July 26, 2010 7:08 AM

            Quinn's still got it for Joker, though lately seems to realize how bad he is bad for her.

            Poison Ivy's hardly human anymore. She hasn't really shown much interest in that sort of thing at all (unless she's seducing someone, but that's an act, a means to an end for her).

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          July 26, 2010 7:18 AM

          somebody didn't watch Batman the Animated Seires

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        July 26, 2010 10:59 AM

        Based on the shitty quality of those pictures it looks like they ran out of time on some of the costumes. I was really excited to see the final product, but they need a few more months of work.

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      July 26, 2010 6:01 AM

      lol @ Plastic Man

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      July 26, 2010 7:50 AM

      The War Machine is pretty fucking sweet.

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      July 26, 2010 7:56 AM

      I love walking around the local anime con and thinking Wow ______ really let himself go.

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      July 26, 2010 7:57 AM

      Morrigan is cute pikachu girl. And the chick from those Mass Effect costume videos took an award. :D

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      July 26, 2010 7:58 AM

      Where the hell is Belle-Chere? Damnit I miss her constumes.

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      July 26, 2010 8:02 AM

      Looking through a gallery like that really makes you appreciate the few girls that really fit in their costumes, like the pair of Slave Leias or the Jasmine.

      On the plus side go look at really mediocre porn and think "wow she's hot"

      Wow I just realized, cosplay galleries are like beergoggles.

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      July 26, 2010 8:06 AM

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        July 26, 2010 10:52 AM

        I love your focal points. Girl, Girl, Girl, Spider-Man!

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      July 26, 2010 9:32 AM

      I am glad little Hit Girl won.

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      July 26, 2010 11:09 AM

      A couple conclusions here:

      1. There are a lot of terrible costumes, but some good ones too.
      2. There are are lot of women that use this as an excuse to dress like a slut (some good, most gross)
      3. There are a lot of people that dress up as the same thing.
      4. Fat people shouldn't dress up as anything but fat characters.

      What ever happened to that girl that did Mass Effect and ME2 stuff?

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        July 26, 2010 11:23 AM

        This is pretty standard at any convention you go to. Also consider that a lot of the really bad costumes never have their photo taken and you can see what the ratio of good:bad is. The fat people should only dress as fat characters is a debate that still goes on in the costuming community. I think people should stick to what their body type is good for because a fat guy in a really good costume will still be remembered as a fat guy wearing the wrong thing first. If people are having fun though it is hard to tell them they are doing it wrong.

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      July 26, 2010 11:36 AM

      Holy crap, Troi and Data looks sooooo old. I guess that's ST:NG movie is really out of the question now.

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        July 26, 2010 11:54 AM

        If Nemesis didn't bomb, they would still be making them. **shudder**

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      July 26, 2010 12:44 PM

      The Last Crusade trio is pretty great :)

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