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    So I just saw The Dark Knight Rises; ROT13 inc.

    V xvaq bs rkcrpgrq gur ongzna uvzfrys gb qvr, ohg qvqa'g frr gur jubyr oehpr naq fryvan orvat ng gung pnsr va syberapr gung nyserq jnf gryyvat uvz nobhg jurer nyserq inpngvbaf rirel lrne.

    Nyfb jvgu enf ny tuhy, naq ubj vg jnf fnvq onar jnf uvf fba nyy v gubhtug jnf unat ba n zvahgr, enf ny tuhy unf n qnhtugre abg n fba fb guvf vf tbvat gb or vagrerfgvat.

    So over all I thought it was a great movie, I was saying to my mates I would love to see a reboot of the Batman franchise but the Arkham Batman storyline kinda deal.

      Woo that was a good page get!

      "Evfr bs Gur Ebova" qbrfa'g unir dhvgr gur fnzr evat gb vg, gubhtu jvgu gur jnl vg raqrq, gurer'f zber gung pna or fdhrrmrq bhg bs vg lrg.

      Naq Qnegu Pbaarel jnf n onqnff, hagvy V sbhaq bhg ur jnf whfg n grqqlorne. Abj ur'f n onqnff grqqlorne. Gur orfg xvaq.

        Zl gurbel jnf gurl jrer frggvat Ebova hc gb or gur arkg Ongzna. Vs gung'f uvf erny anzr fheryl gung'q or gbb qnza boivbhf sbe sbyxf gb jbex bhg?

          Ohg Ongznat uvzfrys jnfa'g qrnq va gur raq, qhr gb gur svezjner hcqngr ur cynprq ba gur nhgbcvybg fbsgjner fbzr 6 zbaguf cevbe gb gnxvat gur ernpgbe pber bhg bire gur onl. Vg'f gbb zhpu bs n pbvapvqrapr sbe gurz gb qb abguvat jvgu vg, V'z fher ur'f abguvat zber guna Ebova.
          Vg'q or vagrerfgvat frrvat Ebova'f fgbel ubjrire, vafgrnq bs fvzcyl orvat "gur fvqrxvpx". Nqzvggrqyl, V pbhyq or jebat.

          Nf Ivehf__ cbvagf bhg, Enf Ny Tuhy unq n qnhtugre, abg n fba. Guvf jnf n cvibgny gjvfg va gur svyz, naq fubpxrq zr. Orpnhfr V'z n qvegl svyztbre, naq qba'g npghnyyl sbyybj gur onpxfgbevrf gung gur svyzf ner onfrq ba, V qvqa'g npghnyyl cvpx hc ba vg hagvy gur ovt "erirny" va gur svyz.

          Jung jbhyq gurl pnyy gur svyz nsgre Ebova'f ovt bar gura? Lbh pna'g unir QX, QXE, EBE (Uryy, abg fher Evfr Bs Ebova jbhyq or n qrprag gvgyr naljnl :C) naq gura whfg cynva byq Ongznat naq Obl Jbaqre ntnva, fheryl?

            V whfg nffhzrq Ongzna unq ergverq, ab tbvat onpx. Ebova gnxrf gur ervtaf. Gung gnyx gurl unq va gur pne ng gur fgneg frrzrq gb onpx gung hc. "Flzoby gung pbhyq or nal bar."

            Any way, back to Spec Ops. :P

              Nyfb, Ebova orpnzr Avtugjvat nsgre ur tenqhngrq nf fvqr xvpx. Pbhyq nyjnlf fgneg gurer?

                Frr, V qvqa'g rira xabj gung >.<
                Lbh'er evtug, vg pbhyq or n tbbq fgnegvat cbvag, naq va uvaqfvtug, Ongznat qvq unir fbzrjung bs n erfbyhgvba gb uvf fgbel, sbhaq jvguva Nyserq'f sbergryyvat pbzvat shyy-pvepyr.
                Qbrf guvf zrna gung gurfr cnegvphyne fgbevrf ner vtabevat/cnffvat gur Ongznat NAQ Ebova fntn, vzcyrzragvat vafgrnq Ongznat GURA Ebova? Rvgure jnl, gurl'ir yrsg vg avpr naq bcra sbe nabgure bar ng yrnfg.

                Nf na nfvqr, V jnf rkcrpgvat gb frr Uneyrl Dhvaa rknpgvat eriratr ntnvafg Ongfl va guvf bar, nygubhtu V thrff fur jnf arire gehyl vagebqhprq va GQX, fb ab erny ernfba gb oevat ure va, rfcrpvnyyl jvgu gur Wbxre univat ab zragvba rvgure.

                  Lrnu vg'f n yvggyr jrveq gung gurer jnf mreb zragvba bs gur wbxre, be uneyrl dhvaa, ohg nf lbh fnvq fur jnfa'g vaibyirq va GQX, fb jul obgure V thrff? Nf zhpu nf urngu yrqtre cynlrq na rkpryyrag wbxre, V fgvyy guvax znex unzvyy'f wbxre whfg fbhaqf naq frrzf zber cflpubgvp.

                  V jnf fgvyy rkcrpgvat fbzrbar ryfr gb or gurer bgure guna onar, ohg fgvyy nznmvat zbivr, fb JUNGRIRE!

                  I only know the Batman lore from the notes and bios in the Arkham games, btw. :P

        Lrnu, evfr bs eboova, zr & zl zngrf fnvq gurl zvtug tb fbzrjurer jvgu gur jubyr eboova guvat, ohg jub xabjf ernyyl.

        Nyfb tbbq V jnfa'g gur bayl bar jub gubhtug gung onaq fbhaqrq yvxr frna pbaarel. TBBQ! unun.

      V'z abg rira fher guvf arrqf gb or va ebg13, ohg V'q ernyyl yvxr gb frr n Ebova/Avtugjvat zbivr. V'q nyfb or hc sbe Ongtvey, Ongjbzna naq Oveqf bs Cerl svyzf. V'q ernyyl yvxr gb frr fbzr bs gubfr yrff cbchyne urebrf trggvat gurve bja zbivrf. Ongzna'f pbby naq nyy ohg nsgre Abyna'f gevybtl V'z unccl gb jnvg ng yrnfg 10 lrnef orsber nabgure Ongzna zbivr cbcf hc.

        As long as we see TAY's own Batgirl playing Batgirl, otherwise that would be weird lol.

      Just replying to some stuff mentioned in this thread, but putting it all together instead of replying individually.

      Svefgyl, Onar. Ur jnf rivy, ohg ur fgvyy unq n uhzna fvqr gb uvz. Ng gur sbbgonyy fgnqvhz, ur pbzzragrq ba ubj avpr gung obl'f ibvpr jnf. Nyfb, gur jubyr uvz ybbxvat bhg sbe Gnyvn guvat.

      Frpbaq, Ongzna naq Ebova. Ongzna frrzf gb or ergverq/ba ubyvqnl, ohg noyr gb gnxr hc gur pbjy ntnva vs arrq or. Ebova'f genvavat gb or n fhcreureb. V'z tbvat gb nffhzr gung Gur Zna bs Fgrry vf tbvat gb or frg va Abyna'f ong havirefr gbb. FB ubcrshyyl gurl'er frggvat guvatf hc sbe n Whfgvpr Yrnthr zbivr. Znlor gurl'yy gvr gur Terra Neebj GI frevrf vagb vg gbb.

      Guveqyl, Ongtvey. Ongtvey jnf Oneonen Tbeqba, Pbzzvffvbare Tbeqba'f qnhtugre, evtug? Orpnhfr va gur zbivrf Oneonen nccrnef gb or Wvz'f jvsr, jub'f yrsg Wvz naq zbirq bhg bs Tbgunz. Fb V'z abg fher ubj gurl'q znxr gung jbex.

    The fact this page is all Rot13 makes me laugh. :D

      I was just looking at that and thinking how this is so..

      lbyb, nz V hfvat vg evtug?!

    GAH!

    I just rubbed my eyes forgetting I had been eating cheese pizza covered in ghost chilli salt.

    It's a tad warm.

      lol that was pretty epicly stupid! poor fella!

      I feel for you man at least it wasn't more sensitive parts.. Though what exactly is this ghost chilli salt?

        The Naga Bhut Joloki. Not too hot. Only about 1,000,000 SHU's.

          Sounds interesting.. Though knowing you and how you like spicy not sure if I want to venture there =P

            Bhut Jolokia is perhaps second only to the Trinidad Scorpion on the Scoville heat scale. These are the hottest chillis in the world.

            Here's a clip of a hothead consuming pure capsaicin crystal extract, dissolved in vodka. This ranks at 16,000,000 SHUs, about 16 times hotter than the Bhut Jolokia, and 8 times hotter than the Trinidad Scorp. Shit's hot, yo.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwn02qZn8vw

              Sorry guys, possibly NSFW or "yucky stuff" label could be attached to this. It's pretty tame though.

              AHAHAHAHA this kid handles a T-Scorp like a champ!
              I want to slap him down because he eats like a grot, but hey, he's nine, and he's just sampled the T-Scorp. What a champion!
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBTTarZWTy8&feature=endscreen&NR=1

    Any TAYbies going to see Frenzal Rhomb in October at the HiFi in Bris?

      Reason I ask is, it's the week after my B'day, and my sis just informed me she bought me an early present! Ticket to the show! WIN!

        Epic \o/

        I am not familiar with their music so I will be giving it a pass, but have a blast man! I'm still hoping I can some how score tickets for Slash this month then Wednesday 13 & Steel Panther in October lol.

    Listening to latest Potaku, needs more Scottish.

      http://potaku.podbean.com/2012/08/04/episode-10-highland-games/

    Oh dear. Overheard an interesting thing at work tonight. The moment finally came when the internet and real life crossed over in a way that just me say wow. Tonight I had a mother yell

    Oh dear. Overheard an interesting thing at work tonight. The moment finally came when the internet and real life crossed over in a way that just me say wow. Tonight I had a mother yell at her 3 year old daughter that not getting a chocolate was a "first world problem".

    A) Why would you think a 3 year old understands first/third world?
    B) Even I don't spend that much time online that that sort of stuff gets into my everyday language.

    Has anyone else heard things like this before?

      My big realization was when I noticed people actually saying "lol". I can understand the use of acronyms in everyday language, although for some reason it irks me when I actually hear "lol" or "lmfao".
      I'll admit, it's a bit of a digression. Still relevant though.

        Saying 'lol' is a whole new kind of stupid though, because if you can say 'lol', you're obviously not 'lol'ing!

        #PetHate #Don'tGetMeStarted #HashtagsForHarli

          #GetOffMyLawn
          #OldManShane

            Back in my day, phones didn't have predictive text and everyone spoke English

            Dagnabbit.

        Argh that annoys me so much. Even in messages. One of my friends pretty much replaces every single full stop with lol. Drives me up the wall

          Textually, I much prefer to use the phonetic "haha" than any acronym. Perhaps I'm archaic in the sense that I don't welcome the evolution of language, although I can't agree that this is 'evolution' so much as it is 'mutation'.

            I tend to vary based on how amusing I find it. So, I go for "lol" if it's a little bit amusing, "Haha" can range in anything from fake laughter to a little more than "lol," and "Bahaha" is for things I actually find properly amusing, often longer if it's funnier.

            One of the sacrifices I make to the English language is "wut." Technically it's not a word, and it should have a question mark after it, but I'll usually leave it with a full stop or nothing.

              wat and wut are interchangeable for me, and typically refer to something so bizarre or confusing that there's no real response to be made. Never will I use these terms in real-world context however.

              The worst offender is "k" as a response to a statement.
              "I'll be there in an hour"
              "k"

              Go die in a fire.

                I don't mind people using it like that, it's useful as an acknowledgement that they heard you, and understood. I'd much prefer that to no response.

                  I must say, I think I'd prefer no response to "k". Each to their own though, and it does implicate recognition, if nothing else.

    Now to begin the long arduous search for Gamecube games on ebay...

      There's an eBay store who sells awesome quality games for a reasonable price. He also has MINT COND ones but they can be $120+ depending on the game :P. In the last 2 years or so I got Eternal Darkness and Twin Snakes from him (~$35, ~$80) and both have scratch free discs (all his discs are pretty much perfect) and a manual.

      If only I remember the name of the seller... Shouldn't be too hard to find though!

        Gameholio!

        He tends to sell UK versions though but they still work (assuming you have a PAL Cube)

    Having a family day with the kids today. Just had a Maccas breakfast (blergh) and about to head up to Dreamworld. Could be a bad combination.

      Crap. The park is jammed full of 5-10 year olds. You go to a ride thinking the lines only about 20m long but there's 60 of them all pressed up together.

      Sigh.

        Sunday probably wasn't the best day for Dreamworld. :P Hope you guys are having an awesome time, though.

    So I've just spent the past 3.5 hours on a wikipedia-esque-epade, without wikipedia. From realising that dreams (good bad or ugly) are a blessing, to blogs from intelligent pornstars, back to cat videos and stories of amnesia.
    Also, have a cat video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veg63B8ofnQ

      Productive Sunday all round, it seems. :P

    Just completed Spec Ops: The Line, probably the most confronting and powerful game I've played since Heavy Rain. If you're on the fence about it at all, play the demo. You'll know soon enough if it appeals to you. A step in the right direction for war games, most definitely. I feel sorry for the next game that'll have to be played in Spec Op's shadow. :P

      (Also, it's too bad Xbox achievements can't be shown statistically, like on Steam. I'd love to know some of the key decisions folks made. Any way, I'm going to shut up about this game now. :D)

        Me so far: Man of Action, Damned if you Do and Friendly Fire.

        It is a great game to be sure.

          Out of those, I got the same with one exception: Damned If You Don't. Spec Op's a harsh mistress to be sure. :P I won't spoil future achievements, but there's one coming up real soon that I felt a real sense of relief to get. The horror at having to pick the alternate outcome would've made me stop the game, put it on shelf and leave unfinished.

          I'm not that far in - going to finish it today hopefully but so far it's Man of Patience for me. :)

            That's one choice I was very conflicted about, I could reason a case for both.

            Man, they did themselves no favor calling the game Spec Ops. Sounds so generic and bland and wrongly put itself in the same category as Call of Duty. Glad the TAY marketing machine/Adventure Gamers/Twitter marketing machines convinced me. The only reason I'm being so vocal in my love of the game, so it doesn't go ignore. :P

      Hopefully there's a demo on PSN. I usually dislike military shooters but from what I've seen it looks kind of interesting.

      (Or maybe I should try it on PC. My Master Race gene has really kicked in since the Steam sales :P)

        I'm not a fan of military shooters either, this game probably has more in common with Uncharted than Call of Duty. Experience built around a story instead of the other way round. Plenty of exploring to do too. If you ignore the horrors of the setting, it has the same sense of awe as the first time I explored Rapture in BioShock.

        Any way, I'm out of here for the day. Too much rambling on my behalf. :P Sorry for spamming. :S

          Don't worry you're not spamming :)

          "The only reason I’m being so vocal in my love of the game, so it doesn’t go ignore. :P"

          I know if it wasn't for you and the other TAYbies talking about it I probably would've overlooked the game. It just looked like a generic FPS to me but after watching some video reviews it seemed to be something more. Good to hear some first hand opinions on it and I'll definitely check it out (when it's cheaper of course :P).

          TAY MARKETING *shakes fist*

          Also hows the actual gameplay? Ya know the shooty bits? (or other bits if there's any?). The praise I've heard about the game mainly come from the story/setting rather than the actual gameplay.

            Thanks, Greenius. Gameplay is pretty damn polished. I kept waiting for some flaws to appear because of the mixed reactions it had on release, but they never arrived. Might be one of those games you either love or hate, but I think it's clear by now that I'm well and truly on board the love band wagon. :P

            Basically third person with basic squad commands, don't expect SWAT level of tactics but it was a decent surprise. Reminded me of Freedom Fighters by IO from a few years back. Aiming seemed pretty intuitive and standard if you've played the likes of Uncharted. (Maybe it was the large reticle size too, but I know for certain my accuracy was a lot better than some other console games.) Basic stealth. Intelligence gathering too. There's some unique destructable environments if you're into that thing too. (Shoot out over head window, sand comes pouring in and the like.) The story and setting is where the magic happens, though, but it's always nice when the gameplay doesn't let that down.

            All this is seen through the perspective of someone who'd call this their game of the year easily, so adjust gushing levels may vary. :P

              Oh, if it seals the deal Nolan North voices the lead character and I had no freakin' idea until the credits rolled. The guy's a talanted man.

                But he sounds exactly like he does in every other role where he does the "Nolan North" voice(Which I despise with the burning passion of a thousand suns), how did you not realise that it was him?

                  I don't know, man. Didn't pick it at all. Watched TMNT last night and spotted his character immediately, so who knows. :P

              It feels more accurate because it is. The first shot always lands exactly where your reticle is instead of anywhere but. About damned time I say. Games these days seem in love with the idea that it's more "realistic" for shots to go everywhere but I would like to counter with "you're a trained soldier. Why wouldn't he hit his target?"

              That said if you jam the trigger down on a full auto it will spray all over that place.

              It's third person? :P. I thought it was first!

              You compared it to Uncharted earlier, a series which I really like so it seems like Spec Ops will be right up my alley. Thanks for giving me more things to spend my money on D.C.!

                Tone wise, it's NOTHING like Uncharted though. :P

          I've been hearing good things as well-More so about its story than its mechanics. Probably a rental for me or maybe I can wait for a price drop or for it to be part of PS+

        I've played the PC demo. Controls are fine the sprint is a bit odd but other then that Id say PC cause mouse (I usually can't stand 3rd person shooting on PC)

      Finished it. Gameplay goes to pieces toward the end, difficulty spikes and crazy unfair firefights and those goddamn heavy guys everywhere. But the plot is so worth it.

      Decisions: Man of Patience, Damned if You Don't, Unfriendly Fire, A Line Held, then picked A Farewell to Arms, saw that end, and decided to go back and pick Too Late the Hero and then The Road Back.

        Also I got the impression that xbaenq jnf jnyxre based off the way things played out in the end.

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