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the was one about Zombie Stormtroopers that was supposed to be really good.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
Death Troopers, and the follow up prequel Red Harvest.
I read a lot of different stuff, I used to serial read, started with Mack Bolan back when I was a kid he was written by Don Pendelton back then and the series was called The Executioner. Mack Bolan since went on to be written by a menu ghost writer started but never kept up I left the series at 100...

I also read all the old Stephen King stories up to his duel books the last Richard Bachman novel Tbe Regulators and Desperation two different universes with the same characters really reminded me of the whole Crisis at DC.

I also used to read the Star Wars stuff but gave up, just too many and with Lucas explaining that they were not official lore it kind of number me out. Although some still peek my interest, the was one about Zombie Stormtroopers that was supposed to be really good.

I like true crime especially anything dealing with serial or mass murders, anyone uncaught is Jack the Ripper or the Zodiac.

Then there is odd stuff, Johny Get Your Gun by Timmothy Dalton or Alice Doesn't Live here by anonymous.

Read two biographies on wrestlers, The Rock and Mankind both good. I'm currently reading I am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne and then I'll probably re read my H.P. Lovecraft complete works because that guy is just pure awesome..
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
The zombie book your referring to is Death Troopers, in my opinion it was a cool, but overused idea. Kinda meh, but worth the read if you're interested.
H.P. Lovecraft is excellent, horror at its finest. The game based of his works, Dark Corners of the Earth, is pretty damn creepy too.
I also read all the old Stephen King stories up to his duel books the last Richard Bachman novel Tbe Regulators and Desperation two different universes with the same characters really reminded me of the whole Crisis at DC.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
Was Desperation the book where it was total chaos and everything was blowing up? Like there was a war taking place in a small neighborhood? Not sure if I'm describing it right, but I did read Desperation and thought it was wild.

The movie "The Running Man" was also a Stephan King book which I think he wrote under the Bachman name. The book was far superior to the movie.
Was Desperation the book where it was total chaos and everything was blowing up? Like there was a war taking place in a small neighborhood? Not sure if I'm describing it right, but I did read Desperation and thought it was wild.

The movie "The Running Man" was also a Stephan King book which I think he wrote under the Bachman name. The book was far superior to the movie.
Originally Posted by MrGompers
Yes, but if you read Desperation it was mainly about an ancient Indian? evil, not sure about all the blowing up stuff that sounds more like Needful Things which was a great too.. If you did or didn't read Desperation you should also read The Regulators in my opinion the better of the two. Your right about the Running Man in both it was a Bachman/King book and the book being way better. Most King movie adaptations are not as good as the books, but then again what book to movie is. One of the the best iterations was The TV movie Shinning not the Kubrick with Jack Nicolson, a good movie, but it was based on the novel the direction it took was something different, even King himself says he hated it.

Death Troopers ah ok, I'll keep that in mind it just sounded pretty cool.. Red Harvest sounds like a play on the original title to Star Wars Blue Harvest...interesting.

As for Lovecraft and video games, there have been a few based on his works, some better then others. Alone in the Dark (1992) Shadow of the Comet (1993) Necronomicon (1994) Alone in the Dark 3 (1995) Prisoner of Ice (1995) Innsmouth no Yakata (1995) Digital Pinball: Necronomicon (1996) Necronomicon: The Dawning of Darkness (2001) Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (2005) Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (2006) Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (2012)

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...._P._Lovecraft

Lovecrafts stuff is very hard to interpret let alone put images to not sure about some of these games but Alone in the Dark was pretty good for it's day and its 360 sequel? I liked, I guess it's kind of a niche game though..
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Blue Harvest was not the original title. It was the title they used while filming. It is quite common for movies to film under an alternate name to keep information from getting out. Even first films that no one knows about.
Blue Harvest was not the original title. It was the title they used while filming. It is quite common for movies to film under an alternate name to keep information from getting out. Even first films that no one knows about.
Originally Posted by futiles
I knew you'd catch me on that, but I didn't want to go back and edit it, most people don't even realize it was filmed under a different title.
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I used to read a TON of Star Wars novels. Really enjoyed the Drew Karpyshn ones and pretty much anything to do with the Seth era.
Originally Posted by Langhostio
Yes, those are my favorites, he wrote the Mass Effect books as well
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Yes, those are my favorites, he wrote the Mass Effect books as well
Originally Posted by Sith Rick
He wrote Mass Effect as a whole, I believe.
yes one and two, but im pretty sure he left Bio-ware before three
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I don't read as much as I should, but I still collect books. Prior to becoming obsessed with gaming I was deep into reading. I've read every book by Stephen King, and most of the books by Chuck Palahniuk. I never liked King's version of The Shining, but that probably has to do more with the fact I saw Kubrick's version first. I always thought it was shady for King to talk trash about the movie though, I understand why, but I thought he should understand that without help from the movie some people would have never picked up one of his books.

My favorite writer is Richard Adams. He's the author that wrote Watership Down, and The Plague Dogs. I have a medium sized tattoo of Bigwig from Watership Down, and my gamertag Infected Stray is a synonym I picked because The Plague Dog was taken.
I don't read as much as I should, but I still collect books. Prior to becoming obsessed with gaming I was deep into reading. I've read every book by Stephen King, and most of the books by Chuck Palahniuk. I never liked King's version of The Shining, but that probably has to do more with the fact I saw Kubrick's version first. I always thought it was shady for King to talk trash about the movie though, I understand why, but I thought he should understand that without help from the movie some people would have never picked up one of his books.

My favorite writer is Richard Adams. He's the author that wrote Watership Down, and The Plague Dogs. I have a medium sized tattoo of Bigwig from Watership Down, and my gamertag Infected Stray is a synonym I picked because The Plague Dog was taken.
Originally Posted by Infected Stray

I was the same way, until I actually read the novel. I saw why King was upset, the movie focused on Jack becoming insane while the book gave so much more background and showed the real evil was the Hotel itself. The movie was great but it should never trump Kings written work. Kings story came before the Kubrick movie so it is the Definitive version.

It would be like saying that Captain America was a founding member of the Avengers sans the Movie.
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It would be like saying that Captain America was a founding member of the Avengers sans the Movie.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
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I was the same way, until I actually read the novel. I saw why King was upset, the movie focused on Jack becoming insane while the book gave so much more background and showed the real evil was the Hotel itself. The movie was great but it should never trump Kings written work. Kings story came before the Kubrick movie so it is the Definitive version.

It would be like saying that Captain America was a founding member of the Avengers sans the Movie.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
Because joining the team in the 4th issue isn't technically founding, right?
http://marvel.wikia.com/Avengers_Vol_1_4

Sure he wasn't there for their first couple of adventures, but he has been a staple of the team almost from the start. I think, given that, Marvel is allowed to revise the story a little for a new continuity.

Okay, geek moment over Lol

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Because joining the team in the 4th issue isn't technically founding, right?
http://marvel.wikia.com/Avengers_Vol_1_4

Sure he wasn't there for their first couple of adventures, but he has been a staple of the team almost from the start. I think, given that, Marvel is allowed to revise the story a little for a new continuity.

Okay, geek moment over Lol
Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
Ok maybe I should have said Hawkeye or Black Widow :roll eyes:
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Like I said, it was a geek moment. The fact is, however, that comic companies change their story lines / continuities all the time. DC Comics explained it way with the Infinite Earths storylines. Even Marvel has done alternate realities; a good example of that is the "Ultimate" comic line. It's all multiverse theory after all.

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If the multiverse theory is true, there is a universe out there where I am Batman Lol

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I liked the Crisis event when it happened at DC, it fixed a lot f things and screwed lot of things up too, but mainly fixed them, but then DC has to continually screw things up by trying to fix these things with Crisis after Crisis.. they said no more multi verse and then they comet with the NEW 52.. and now since a lot offense are hating the new 52 I hear the old universe is coming back and the whole Ultimate Universe at Marvel is ok, never my bag of tea but to interchange it with regular lore in the Marvel Movies hen start basing your comics on the movies when it supposed to be the other way around.. I'm just glad I left comics when I did.. I was getting tired of all the really dumb stuff they kept doing and now I'm just happy to peruse a comic store everyone in awhile and just smile and shake my head..but were getting off subject and I believe this has a separate thread so back the books! Wait I thought this was a video game site? lol..
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Ah, so true, but books (and comic books) have been based upon video games - and vise versa!

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Well, as of today, Marvel has actually only globally rebooted its main universe once. (One More Day storyline)

Oh, and the MCU is a different universe, so, they can do whatever...
I was the same way, until I actually read the novel. I saw why King was upset, the movie focused on Jack becoming insane while the book gave so much more background and showed the real evil was the Hotel itself. The movie was great but it should never trump Kings written work. Kings story came before the Kubrick movie so it is the Definitive version.

It would be like saying that Captain America was a founding member of the Avengers sans the Movie.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
I understand your point, and I totally agree it changed the novel. However, I found the novel to be corny and no where near as horrifying as critics claimed. I wish he wouldn't have created a rift in the Shining franchise. I wish Kubrick would have created a movie without a license, but maybe unless he had some big name attached to it it wouldn't have been backed. He needed Kickstarter!

David Fincher changed the ending of Fight Club and instead of Palahniuk becoming upset he said he enjoyed it better. In my opinion that's honorable, and a way to maintain integrity between the two mediums without causing fanboys.
I understand your point, and I totally agree it changed the novel. However, I found the novel to be corny and no where near as horrifying as critics claimed. I wish he wouldn't have created a rift in the Shining franchise. I wish Kubrick would have created a movie without a license, but maybe unless he had some big name attached to it it wouldn't have been backed. He needed Kickstarter!

David Fincher changed the ending of Fight Club and instead of Palahniuk becoming upset he said he enjoyed it better. In my opinion that's honorable, and a way to maintain integrity between the two mediums without causing fanboys.
Originally Posted by Infected Stray
Well I guess this goes to show that people will differ, I personally love the film as it is (Based) on the Stephen King Book.. I also however Love the book version. You will always get something different between the two mediums and I wouldn't consider myself a fanboy per say, but I see Kings points as to why he doesn't like that particular film version, it's just his opinion which I share only to a point, where as he says he hates the movie all together and I guess as a guy who wrote the book it was based on he can say that. I do enjoy Kings works, but as for his book not scaring you it too me was more of the sense of dread it brought. I don't think a single book from King has actually scared me. H.P. Lovecraft on the other hand is down right terrifying.. but to each his own. I like to see them as a different interpretation to the same story.
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