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About Elbren

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  • Birthday 6/16/1979

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  1. Elbren

    Week 11 vs. CIN

    Like most running QB's, this was the knock on him coming out of college. Better get used to it. lol We'll be seeing a lot of it over the next 4-5 years.
  2. Elbren

    Week 11 vs. CIN

    It's halftime, we have five different guys w/ carries so far and none of them are Ty Montgomery. What's the deal, is he not active today?
  3. Elbren

    LCD TV Recommendations

    It's been awhile since I looked into them, but I've always loved Samsung's models. I currently own a 65" Mitsubishi and that thing is still going strong. If you're looking in that price range, I would suggest looking for a model w/ a curved screen. I love those things, but freely admit, they're an improvement over flat screens ... but not by that much. If you didn't want to fight the crowd on Black Friday, I would suggest waiting until the Superbowl. It's one of the best times of the year to buy a TV.
  4. Elbren

    Marvel's Phase 4 Movies

    As I'm sure many of you already know, Stan Lee passed away on Monday. 😥 He was 95. I haven't been into comics in almost 20 years, but the characters he helped create and the worlds he helped build have been w/ me in some shape or form for almost my entire life. Comics, Saturday morning cartoons, games, books, a fully interconnected movie universe spanning over a decade ... I'll be 40 next year, yet these characters and stories are still finding new mediums and new ways to entertain me. It's crazy how much of an impact someone can have on your life (and now my kids' lives) despite starting out as young writer using a pseudonym because he was too embarrassed to be associated w/ comics. Stanley Lieber will definitely be missed.
  5. At E3 this year, Microsoft announce that they had bought Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games while also opening a new studio, The Initiative. Now, they've announced that they bought two more studios: Obsidian Entertainment and InXile Entertainment. inXile is the studio behind Torment: Tides of Numenera, Fantastic Contraption and the Wasteland series. Obsidian is the studio behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth and Pillars of Eternity.
  6. Elbren

    Ravens Acquire Ty Montgomery

    lol That's great. That tells you how little the Packers thought of Montgomery (and how many teams actually wanted him). I'm sure the events of this past week didn't help matters.
  7. Elbren

    Ravens Acquire Ty Montgomery

    Yeah, that's where I am on this. It basically didn't cost us anything, so I'm not upset ... but what exactly was the point of this deal? Montgomery doesn't do anything that our other RB's don't already do. Buck Allen basically has the same amount of catches/yards as Montgomery since 2015 and both Allen and Collins are easily better at running the ball than Montgomery. I just don't see the point of this deal ... it's like they made a trade just for the sake of making a trade. The team cut MLB Albert McClellan to make room on the roster.
  8. Elbren

    Week 8 @ Carolina

    Yeah, just another game highlighting our failures in the draft. Moore puts up 90 yards and is all over the place ... Hurst, who has been a complete non-factor so far, has 3 catches on the year and drops a ball near the goal line that hit him in the chest. Who was the guy filling in for Hurst today? Hurst is terrible, but whoever was out there today made him look All-Pro. lol The guy spent the entire game either standing next to Flacco or BEHIND him.
  9. Elbren

    Call of Duty Black Ops 4

    They don't even care about yearly iterations anymore. They've actually been talking on-and-off the past couple of years about doing away w/ the yearly iterations and going w/ "live services". THAT is how much money is there to be had from micro-transactions. (yes, people are that stupid) People (at least here, in the States) are always talking about Madden, but the realty is, Madden isn't their big money maker. It's the FIFA franchise. FIFA Ultimate Team (FIFA's multiplayer component that's based around randomized card packs) is quite literally a billion dollar money making machine for EA. It makes so much money, they've been slowly trying to push this into other games, like Battlefront II. It makes so much money, they actually canceled Amy Hennig's Star Wars game and closed Visceral Studios because they saw no realistic way of shoehorning a MTX system into the game. She literally had an EA executive look at her and ask, "Yeah ... but how are we going to make a billion dollars off of this, like FIFA Ultimate Team?" Recent Jim Sterling video about how much money is being made by companies like Ubisoft, EA and Activision/Blizzard ... despite what they say when they close development studios. Warning: language NSFW
  10. Elbren

    Call of Duty Black Ops 4

    Remember that quote the next time one of these multi-BILLION dollar companies cries about not being profitable without micro-transactions.
  11. Elbren

    Halloween 2018

    I’m usually not into horror movies, but I’ve read some surprisingly good reviews for it. I read somewhere that the studio expects this movie to do really well. Expecting an $80+ Mil. weekend, but I haven’t kept track (out of state on a family trip).
  12. An ownership "representative". Am I the only one bothered by the sound of that? He's the only winning manager this team has had in almost 20 years ... Is Angelos (or his son's) really THAT busy that they can't afford to have a sit down w/ Buck?
  13. Elbren

    X-Men Movie Universe Updates

    Fox finally put out a trailer for Dark Phoenix. Not sure if this was planned or because the Russian version leaked on Tues./Wed.
  14. Elbren

    Marvel's Phase 4 Movies

    Captain Marvel trailer
  15. Elbren

    Justice League & Other DC News

    Looks like Henry Cavill has walked away from his role as Superman. Warner Bros. currently has no plans for any Superman-centered films and instead, will be "shifting their attention to female-centric characters." This includes a Supergirl movie, the Birds Prey spinoff centering around Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman 1984. This comes on the heals of Ben Affleck's long-rumored exit from Batman. Vanity Fair had a similar article, but slipped this little nugget in near the end. So, to recap, the DCEU: - has no Batman - has no Superman - SHAZAM and The Flash will both be comedies - Aquaman reportedly did not do very well in it's early test screenings - The Green Lantern Corps., Black Adam and Cyborg films are all currently floating in limbo and may likely not happen - a Supergirl origin movie that doesn't include Superman (that definitely worked well for the last one) - a Birds of Prey film featuring a large cast of Batman characters ... but no Batman - and we're potentially getting three Joker films with at least two different Jokers At this point, I feel like I'm being trolled and Warner Bros. is just trying to sabotage the superhero genre to hurt Disney/Marvel.