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   Harry Potter and the Adventure of Excellence  

Googleshng - June 7 '04- 4:00 Eastern Standard Time

So last night I was talked into seeing yon new Harry Potter movie. Less tacked on slapstick, more visuals lifted from the Silent Hill games. Go figure.

On a somewhat related note, thanks to a scheduling mix-up I was left stranded outside the theater for half an hour or so. Gave me a chance to really appreciate what a creepy little town I live in. After 9 PM the whole place just shuts down completely. Not one car on the road, not one person on the sidewalks. Just a bunch of bizarre little storefronts and graveyards. I need to shoot me a low budget horror flick here some day.

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Well, thanks for the time, friend. And really, that nun chick is HOT in Chrono Crusade.
Kenny the C.

Googleshng:
Actually, kanji represent entire words. You're thinking of hirigana and katakana.

I highly doubt you'll ever see a turn based MMORPG, as waiting for 1000 people to take their turns would kinda suck. That said, there really isn't enough information on FM Online out there to get into the gameplay.

As for Disgaea, I'd say you're in the clear on those concerns. Character recruitment and advancement is pretty simple. The only major diversions you're likely to take from the plot are getting the senate to open new optional areas, and playing around in the randomly generated dungeons. Both of which most people tend to enjoy plenty. Can't speak much on La Pucelle at the moment really, but give me a week.

 
Patience is a virtue.

I was wondeing when will Kingdom Hearts 2 come out on Playstation Two I want to knaow month day and year

Googleshng:
Well then you'll have to wait until it's far enough along in development for them to announce a date, and then for that date to quit shifting around.

 
Here's an odd one.

How long do you think it will be until video games are basically treated the same as board games, by kids, parents, and developers?

LockeZ

Googleshng:
I'm not quite sure what you mean by that. I mean, the way most people treat board games is, things you got from someone years ago, stuck in a closet, and only take out when you're stuck inside in a storm with the power out forcing you to find something to do with your family. I can't see videogames ever filling that roll, for a large number of reasons.




The Last Laugh:

Stay tuned next year, when Harry and Hermione team up with Death to defeat their evil robot clones.



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