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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: January 3, 2004, 12:39 AM »
  • Star Wars: Rebel Strike: Rogue Squadron III
      Waiting for either a price drop, or for more details to come in about the "Rogue Squadron Trilogy", which has been rumored to be coming to the XBox sometime next fall, perhaps to coincide with the DVD release.

Well, I was just checking out another forum, where someone posted Best Buy's ad for next week, and it looks like they're going to have Rebel Strike on sale for $29.99.

Right on time. . .   8)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2004 DVD Release List
« on: January 3, 2004, 12:34 AM »
Heres some more you may want to add..

January 13th
Swimming Pool

January 20th
Cabin Fever

Marci X

January 27th


House of the Dead

February 10th

Party Monster

February 17th

Intolerable Cruelty

Thanks, but several of those are already listed, and the ones that aren't, I don't give enough of a sh!t about to put on there.  


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2004 DVD Release List
« on: January 2, 2004, 11:21 PM »
OK, first Duel is coming, then its not & now it is (sorta)

Duel has never been "cancelled"--just delayed several times in a row.  Why, exactly, I don't know, but no, never cancelled.

& now Blade Runner is up in the air! WTF!

Is that Blade Runner the theater release? If it is, look out!  ;D

There have been rumors about a new Blade Runner disc for, literally, years.  At least two or three.  Apparently, it's tied up in "legal issues".  However, Ridley Scott is a "friend of the format" (see Alien Quadrilogy, Black Hawk Down (3-disc set), Gladiator, Legend: Ultimate Edition, etc.), and something will come out eventually, and it will be great, the be-all, end-all, for Blade Runner fans, I'm sure.

Also, what do we know about Battlestar Galactica?

'Cylon-Head' Packaging Is Going Away

Well, personally, I don't know sh!t about Battlestar Galactica, but I saw something about this at The Digital Bits just a little bit ago, myself.  It sounds like they're just changing over the packaging from the big-ass molded robot head case, which apparently is quite unwieldy, to a more-traditional type of packaging.  I'm sure the content will be exactly the same.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2004 DVD Release List
« on: January 2, 2004, 10:49 PM »
So what DVDs are you guys looking forward to for the new year so far?

Here's my preliminary "to buy" list:

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season (1/13)
  • American Splendor (2/3)
  • Ed Wood: Collector's Edition (2/3)
  • Lost in Translation (2/3)
  • Planet of the Apes: 35th Anniversary Edition (widescreen) (2/3)
  • Rain Man: Special Edition (2/3)
  • Chappelle's Show: Season One: Uncensored (2/17-24)
  • School of Rock (3/2)
  • Schindler's List (widescreen) (3/9)
And those are just the officially-announced titles.   :o  And man, February 2nd!  That's a huge day, for some reason.  Usually the few months after Christmas are dead as far as big releases go, but there's some decent stuff ahead.  

Of the ones that will be coming this year, but don't have dates as of yet:

  • Aladdin: Platinum Series
  • Blade Runner (may not be coming, actually)
  • Duel (if it makes it this time)
  • Harry Potter and the Blah, Blah, Blah
  • The Iron Giant: Special Edition
  • Kill Bill, Volume One
  • Kill Bill, Volume Two
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Two-Disc Theatrical Version
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Four-Disc Extended Edition
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • Seinfeld: The Complete First Season
  • The Simpsons: The Complete Fourth Season
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • Titanic: Special Edition
  • Top Gun: Special Edition
  • The Untouchables: Special Edition
Good thing many of these will be coming out in the latter half of the year--will give me plenty of time to sell some plasma and donate some sperm in order to be able to afford them all. . .   :-\

What about you guys?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2003
« on: January 2, 2004, 10:04 PM »
Ugh.  Kansas State is down 21-7 to The Ohio State University, heading into halftime.  

Man. . .  Pretty much every team I've wanted to win (or, needed to win, in Michigan's case) has lost so far.

The Big XII has sucked, sucked, sucked up to this point.  Only Texas Tech and Nebraska have won, while Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma State have lost, and Kansas State is losing.  Hopefully OU will be able to redeem themselves (and the conference) on Sunday night--should be a good game.

Hats off to USC--they certainly deserve their share of the championship.  They looked great against Michigan last night.  

Oh, and go Tulsa Golden Hurricane tomorrow against Georgia Tech.  You always want your state teams to win.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sick of scalpers
« on: January 2, 2004, 07:01 PM »
It has everything to do with it Cory.

No you di'n't.  Oh no you di'n't.  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sick of scalpers
« on: January 2, 2004, 06:33 PM »
Man, I grew out of my "scalpers suck!" phase four, five years ago.

Sure, they still suck, but I don't see much sense in getting upset about them.  Seems almost counter-productive.  They'll always be there, and there's not really anything you can do about them, other than just not buy from them.

I mean, if that's what they want to do with their life, then ultimately, that's their business.  It's not the way that I would choose to do things.

Not that I've ever really bought or traded very much stuff online, but it's pretty easy to skip over and ignore the scalping stuff.  There are plenty of people at this and other boards who aren't scalpers, who always sell and/or trade at cost-plus-shipping.

Maybe I'm a little jaded or something; maybe things are different in Canada.  I've always felt that we've had it pretty easy here in the U.S. when it comes to collecting, and I might not realize what a pain-in-the-ass it might be for Star Wars fans who don't live here.

I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: January 2, 2004, 06:17 PM »
Alright, here's what I've got for my 'Cube:

  • Beach Spikers: Virtua Beach Volleyball (SEGA)
         Decent game, I guess.  Bought it because it was <$10.
  • Eternal Darkness
         Creepy, atmospheric psychological thriller.  Could probably be best compared to Resident Evil, but personally, I like ED much better than RE.  Got it for <$20.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and OoT: Master Quest bonus disc
         Good stuff, although rather unnecessary now with the new Zelda Collection disc, unless you're a Zelda nut and have to have Master Quest, which is otherwise unavailable.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
         Just picked this up the other day for $29.99 at Target.  So far, it's basically just a GameCube version of 1999's Mario Golf for the N64, but that was great, and this is shaping up to be great as well.
  • Metroid Prime
         Another no-brainer.
  • Resident Evil
         It's just a prettier version of the old-school PlayStation version.
  • Star Wars: Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
  • Star Wars: Rebel Strike: Rogue Squadron III: Limited Edition Preview Disc
         Bought it only for the 1983 Atari game, which is apparently also on the full version of the game, which I have yet to pick up.  
  • Super Mario Sunshine
         Eh. . .  Lost interest early on.  Decent game, I guess.  Just not the revolutionary experience that we got with Super Mario 64 a few years before.
  • Super Monkey Ball
         Great, if not frustrating impossible at times.  Plenty for the single player to do, but it shines in multiplayer.  A lot of fun, and the sequel's supposed to be pretty good, too.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
         Good game, just not my thing.  Probably another game where the multiplayer experience is better than the single-player's.
My GameCube want list:

  • Mario Kart: Double Dash
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
       If I've got an extra $20 in my pocket, and find this new for that or less, I'll get it.  No rush.
  • Star Wars: Rebel Strike: Rogue Squadron III
      Waiting for either a price drop, or for more details to come in about the "Rogue Squadron Trilogy", which has been rumored to be coming to the XBox sometime next fall, perhaps to coincide with the DVD release.
Another one I've been hearing some good things about is the new Pac Man World 2/Pac-Man Vs. game, which can be found at Target for $19.99.  World 2 is your typical, crappy platformer-type game, I believe, but Vs. is supposed to be the highlight here.  From what I hear, the multiplayer is really fun and good.

Also heard a lot of positive stuff about Viewtiful Joe.

Now, there are a few games which are available for one or two of the other systems, and personally, in those cases, my buying strategy is this:


I don't know if that makes any sense or not, but basically, if a game comes out for both the 'Cube and the PS2, for example, I'll go for the 'Cube version (thinking about Bounty Hunter here).  Likewise, if a game (thinking of the two Jedi Knight games) comes out for both the XBox and the 'Cube, I'll always take the XBox versions.  And obviously, if something comes out for all three systems, I'll take the XBox versions over the other two.

Other recommendations for your 'Cube (if you don't have them already, of course) would be a (wireless) WaveBird controller, which kick the crap out of the regular corded controllers, and the 251 Memory Card, which is plenty big (if you're not putting sports saves on there, anyway).

And if you're feelin' especially crazy, you might even pick up a Game Boy Player for your 'Cube for around $50.  It plugs into the bottom of the 'Cube, and will basically allow you to play any Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance game ever made, through your 'Cube, on your big TV.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: January 2, 2004, 05:38 PM »
Typical bullsh!t "can't have the last post on the page" place-holding post.   :-\

Hey, kids.  

So, uh. . .  For Christmas, I got this nifty little "movie trivia day-by-day calendar" thing from Suncoast.  Typical stuff, but as a bonus, at the first of every month of 2004, they put in a coupon for their store, good for that month only, that you can use. . .  to buy stuff. . .  at their. . .  store.  

For example, for January, they've got a "$5 Off any Anime DVD" coupon, for any Anime DVDs regularly priced at $19.99 and above, good from 1/1/04 to 1/31/04.  Now, two things here:  

 - I have no interest in Anime whatsoever;

 -and even if I did, I sure as hell wouldn't be buying anything from Suncoast, with their usually-exorbitant prices.

But anyway, I figured that maybe someone here would be interested, for whatever reason, and rather than just throw the coupons I'm not interested in away, I thought I'd offer them up to you guys.

So, if you want a coupon, just post a reply to this thread, first-come, first-served, and send me a PM with your mailing address, and I'll drop it in the mail for you.

(I will reserve the right to keep any coupons that may interest me--which, flipping through, it doesn't look like that many of them do.  But I'll update this thread each month with a new coupon for that month.)

What do you guys think?  Does this idea suck, or does it suck?   :-\

(And post a reply if you want the $5 Anime coupon for January.)  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Scented Candles AND YOU!
« on: December 31, 2003, 05:12 PM »

Yeah, I mean, I like it and all, and have ever since it came out when I was in second or third grade, but honestly, I don't really give it all that much thought.

. . .


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 31, 2003, 04:54 PM »
Just ordered my Zelda Collection disc/Nintendo Power subscription yesterday, actually.  $19.95 total.

There are three "official" ways to get that Zelda disc:

(If you don't have a GameCube yet):

1. Buy it in the GameCube bundle for $99.95

(If you already have a GameCube):

2. Get it "free" with the one-year Nintendo Power subscription for $19.95 (although I consider it more like I'm getting the magazine for free, and paying $19.95 for the game)  :)

3.  Buy two of a select number of (first party) Nintendo GameCube or Game Boy Advance games, and register them on Nintendo's website.  Offhand, I don't remember exactly what the games are, but I know that Mario Kart: Double Dash, and the latest Mario Party games for the 'Cube qualify, and the new Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for the GBA is one as well.  There's a couple more--I think one is the new 1080 snowboarding game for the 'Cube, and I have no idea what the other one is.  Anyway, there's five games to choose from, and you have to buy any two of those five to qualify for the deal.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Christmas Story
« on: December 24, 2003, 06:41 PM »
Just as no Christmas could be complete without a viewing of A Christmas Story, no Christmas Story thread could be complete without this:

And, of course, the warm glow of electric sex:

A Google search for "leg lamp" eventually led me to this site:

A Christmas Story: 20th Anniversary: 1983-2003

Looks like a one-stop shop for all of your Christmas Story needs. . .

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Nice New Banners
« on: December 23, 2003, 01:39 PM »
Hey, cool new Santa Yoda banner on the main page!

Brad, I'm assuming you're the one responisble for that.  

Looks good.  Nice job.

I like the idea of seasonal-type banners, myself.

Watto's Junk Yard / A Festivus, for the rest of us!
« on: December 22, 2003, 11:55 PM »

Many Christmas's ago, Frank Costanza went to buy a doll for his son. He went to reach for it because it was the last one, but so did another man and as Frank rained blows upon him, he thought there could be another way. The doll was destroyed, but out of that, a new holiday was born. It was called Festivus. No, not feminist, festivus. A festivus for the rest-iv-us..........


The Holiday Itself...

During the last few weeks in December when Festivus takes place, families and friends get together at the dinner table and have something called "the Airing of Grievances". Durning this time, we share with family and friends all the ways they had disappointed over the past year.

After the Airing of Grievances, we get together right in the same night to do something called "Feats of Strength". This is where the head of the household tests his/her strength with another friend or family member. The great honour is given out to a different person each year. This year, Cosmo Kramer was given the honor but turned it down to George Costanza as he had an appointment.

Now for the pole. No it is not a tree. A pole, no decorations. Frank Costanza believes that tinsel is very distracting so there are no decorations. The pole is tall, silver, hollow, long, skinny, and heavy.

[The text here, I lifted from a similar post I made last year at R-------m (which I lifted from somewhere else before that).  The images, I stole from some other site just now.]

Anyway, Happy Festivus, Everybody!!!

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