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@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 08:25 AM)

I'm still exploring all the possible mods for the PC version of Fallout New Vegas.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 11:03 PM)

So what, my species is perfectly happy to completely obliterate an undeveloped species to make servants, go full on ADVENT on more developed worlds, but for the middle of the road species suddenly my hands ar tied? Bah.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 10:58 PM)

It's annoying in Stellaris how "Pre-sentient" life forms can be Uplifted (turned into sentient and loyal races) and pre-space age civs can be messed around with and taken over, but you can't do anything about "Stone Age Primitives" so they just end up as a permanent debuff to a planet and end up squatting in valuable tiles.

@  Verity Carlo : (02 December 2016 - 10:53 PM)

To put it simply, everyone is in a race to become god.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (02 December 2016 - 10:42 PM)

I'm playing Tales of Zestiria instead.

@  Touch My Thighs : (02 December 2016 - 10:10 PM)

So basically I'm 15 hours into Final Fantasy XV and it seems like they took the edgy FF7-style game they were going to make, threw it out and made something actually fun instead.

@  BlackMax : (02 December 2016 - 09:29 PM)

...and now that I've sat home a short bit I realize I completely forgot to look for Ross, TJ MAXX or Marshalls in the area. Damn.

@  ShadowMan024 : (02 December 2016 - 09:20 PM)

I envy you.

@  BlackMax : (02 December 2016 - 09:17 PM)

Just found RiD Warriors Bisk and Ratchet, plus TR Hot Rod, while hunting. It was a good night.

@  ShadowMan024 : (02 December 2016 - 08:28 PM)

"You hugin' people..."

@  Strafe : (02 December 2016 - 07:36 PM)

I liked that one, too. I'm not a fan of the guy at all, but "A Few Good Men" is still one of my all-time favorite movies. He's fantastic as Lt. Daniel Kaffee.

@  Kalidor : (02 December 2016 - 06:24 PM)

Tom Cruise sucks but I really did enjoy Edge of Tomorrow

@  Benbot : (02 December 2016 - 03:57 PM)

What? They made a new Mummy movie and cast Tom Cruise? I love Cruise, but isn't he kind of expensive? Kind of stupid to rely on his star power to boost a new franchise instead of...like...good writing? I hope it had both, but I'm not holding my breath.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 11:36 PM)

Now if only I could get one of my GoG games to work right (well series of games) :(

@  Kalidor : (01 December 2016 - 11:24 PM)

Thanks, I picked it up. Worth it for the soundtrack alone

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 10:01 PM)

GoG is awsome.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2016 - 08:07 PM)

woot woot, thank you kindly!

@  Dekafox : (01 December 2016 - 07:42 PM)

Head's up, GOG has Neverwinter Nights up for free for about another 30 hours or so

@  Verity Carlo : (01 December 2016 - 07:30 PM)

the men who murdered my imaginary friends

@  Locoman : (01 December 2016 - 05:30 PM)

I'm coming, Baby Legs! I'm.... Regular... Legs!

@  Benbot : (01 December 2016 - 04:05 PM)

What are you worried about, come get fake doors!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 December 2016 - 02:07 PM)

I just found out that Blue from Blue's Clues is a girl. Whoa.

@  Bass X0 : (01 December 2016 - 01:14 PM)

Holy Magikrap!

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 08:45 AM)

Also, TR Triggerhappy is a good mold.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 07:34 AM)

I should have said "not staying together", but anyway.

@  unluckiness : (01 December 2016 - 06:50 AM)

My Astrotrain had that but some floor polish on the tabs helped.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 06:48 AM)

On the subject of recalcitrant TR voyagers, does anyone else have an issue with Sentinel Prime's legs staying together in space-brick mode?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 03:40 AM)

Holy crap or holy carp? ;)

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 08:41 PM)

...holy crap it works!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 07:14 PM)

Hold the button (orange spot) on his chest and push them down till they click.

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 06:05 PM)

The horns can never be kept down! \m/. >_< .\m/

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 04:19 PM)

I was about to say.. I have no problem getting him to stay together in any mode. The horns was the worst thing for me. But I got that fixed.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:26 PM)

...and I just figured that out too

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:24 PM)

Oh, hey, I figured it out. Now if I can just find a way to get his upper and lower body to stay pegged together in robot mode I'll be in business.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 November 2016 - 12:12 PM)

Cold showers.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:11 PM)

Oh, what's the trick to getting his horns to stay down?

@  unluckiness : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

Alolan baristas say the darndest things

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

I like Alpha trion. Just gotta see if his horns will stay down now that I learned the trick.

@  Robowang : (30 November 2016 - 07:55 AM)

Alpha Trion is awesome. Fun transformation, beefy robot mode, sweet sword, amazing headsculpt, and great colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 November 2016 - 05:48 AM)

Why? Alpha Trion is pretty cool, even with some flaws. He reminds me of BW2 designs.

@  unitremover : (29 November 2016 - 11:34 PM)

I should've listened to what everybody else said about Alpha Trion and not gotten lured in by the sweet siren call of a new toy evoking Vector Prime

@  Msol : (29 November 2016 - 10:12 PM)

Hot damn Astrotrain is way better than I was expecting.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 06:32 PM)

I would've guessed that unaired theme for Beast Machines.

@  Gizmoboy : (29 November 2016 - 04:11 PM)

yes, Lightbright is correct on that one

@  Lightbright : (29 November 2016 - 01:47 PM)

Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas?

@  Bass X0 : (29 November 2016 - 01:36 PM)

Name the song by the lyrics - "I'm a beast when you turn me on, into the future Cybertron"

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2016 - 05:47 AM)

Ultra Matryoska.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 04:55 AM)

That'd be CW Ultra Magnus, I would think.

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 November 2016 - 01:22 AM)

Hm. Titans Return Rowboat Girlyman?

@  BlackMax : (28 November 2016 - 09:09 PM)

TR Alpha Trion looks like a Space Marine Primarch. Specifically, I'm thinking Fulgrim.


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#1 Undead Scottsman

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:04 AM

Apparently Nintendo threw this up on their website just to make the internet explode.

http://www.nintendo....010/100323e.pdf


3D without glasses? Craaaaaazzzyyy.

Hopefully it'll fare better than the Virtual Boy.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:09 AM

...wait what?

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:23 AM

I can only imagine what crazy concept ideas people will come up with before it's actually shown. Some of those fan concepts of the DS got pretty odd, before we saw how easy a portable with two screens could be done.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:34 AM

QUOTE(Shinki @ Mar 23 2010, 03:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can only imagine what crazy concept ideas people will come up with before it's actually shown. Some of those fan concepts of the DS got pretty odd, before we saw how easy a portable with two screens could be done.


It's probably going to use 3d laptop tech. Stuff with a limited viewing range and angle is kind of a pain on a laptop screen with multiple viewers, but perfect for a solo gaming device like the ds.

I expect the casing to be nearly identical to the DSi/DSiXL.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:20 AM

uh wow. Way to hamstring DSiXL sales.

Of course, this announcement shows why I was waiting in the first place, but I digress.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:26 AM

QUOTE(Rhinox @ Mar 23 2010, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
uh wow. Way to hamstring DSiXL sales.

Of course, this announcement shows why I was waiting in the first place, but I digress.


You just know when the 3DS is released, they'll announce the 3DS XL a few weeks afterwards.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:30 AM

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QUOTE(Rhinox @ Mar 23 2010, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
uh wow. Way to hamstring DSiXL sales.

Of course, this announcement shows why I was waiting in the first place, but I digress.


You just know when the 3DS is released, they'll announce the 3DS XL a few weeks afterwards.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:39 AM

I was skeptical of the touch screen when it was announced, so I'm skeptical here. Let's hope Nintendo can do it right icon-waspy.gif

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#9 Liege

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:50 AM

No no, you have it all wrong. After the 3DS it'll be the 3DS lite, then the 3DSi and then the 3DSi XL.
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

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Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:21 AM

It could use an extended version of this technique:



It uses the DSi's camera as a motion tracker, changing the perspective on-screen accordingly. Or it could be something completely different... either way, this is great news to wake up to. The DS is a great system, but it's more than 5 years old now; and by the time this comes out it'll probably be about 6. More than long enough.

I'm really hoping the recently announced Gen V of Pokemon is moved to this system... the first two games might only be able to get a partial port, using the 3DS features only for some parts of the game. But releasing such a major title on a soon-to-be defunct system (even considering the 3DS will have backwards compatibility) could be a mistake. The 3rd version is almost certainly going to be a 3DS-exclusive that makes full use of the hardware.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 23 March 2010 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Mar 23 2010, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It uses the DSi's camera as a motion tracker, changing the perspective on-screen accordingly. Or it could be something completely different... either way, this is great news to wake up to. The DS is a great system, but it's more than 5 years old now; and by the time this comes out it'll probably be about 6. More than long enough.


I think it will be very similar to this, except use the camera in conjunction
with motion tracking software like WordFu on the iPhone does for simulated
3D. That said, I want to know how they're going to up the graphics ability
of the 3DS while remaining backwards compatible.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE(PiratedTVPro @ Mar 23 2010, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Mar 23 2010, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It uses the DSi's camera as a motion tracker, changing the perspective on-screen accordingly. Or it could be something completely different... either way, this is great news to wake up to. The DS is a great system, but it's more than 5 years old now; and by the time this comes out it'll probably be about 6. More than long enough.


I think it will be very similar to this, except use the camera in conjunction
with motion tracking software like WordFu on the iPhone does for simulated
3D. That said, I want to know how they're going to up the graphics ability
of the 3DS while remaining backwards compatible.


Well the DS improved graphics quite a bit while maintaining backwards compatibility with the GBA... they pretty much just kept all the GBA hardware in the unit, didn't they? Apparently it's all still in the DSi as well, even if lacks a slot-2 to make use of it (awful).

Supposedly this could be as powerful, graphically, as the Gamecube. In conjunction with 3-D without the hassle of glasses, it could be a massive success. Of course there are tons of people already complaining, but that also happened before the release of the original DS and we all know how that turned out. Hard to believe there was a time when people thought dual-screen handheld gaming "couldn't work", lol.

I'm hoping a port of Super Mario Sunshine is announced as a launch title... every older Mario title has already been ported to a handheld, and it's tended to be in order of original generation.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 23 March 2010 - 10:36 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Mar 23 2010, 09:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It could use an extended version of this technique:

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It uses the DSi's camera as a motion tracker, changing the perspective on-screen accordingly. Or it could be something completely different... either way, this is great news to wake up to. The DS is a great system, but it's more than 5 years old now; and by the time this comes out it'll probably be about 6. More than long enough.

I'm really hoping the recently announced Gen V of Pokemon is moved to this system... the first two games might only be able to get a partial port, using the 3DS features only for some parts of the game. But releasing such a major title on a soon-to-be defunct system (even considering the 3DS will have backwards compatibility) could be a mistake. The 3rd version is almost certainly going to be a 3DS-exclusive that makes full use of the hardware.


This is actually the start of the hype up for the release of the new system, I'm thinking for the holiday season/fall. Gen V Pokemon will have been coded for this system and there are rumors/speculation of it(pokemon) being a launch title.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:41 AM

hmmm I can't remember where but I've read several times that the next DS is going to have accelerometers (like the wii, and Iphone) perhaps that will be used to help aid with that 3d effect

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(Sage of Lightning @ Mar 23 2010, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm thinking for the holiday season/fall. Gen V Pokemon will have been coded for this system and there are rumors/speculation of it(pokemon) being a launch title.


All that's been said so far about "when", is that it'll be before the end of March 2011.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:16 AM

QUOTE(PiratedTVPro @ Mar 23 2010, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Mar 23 2010, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It uses the DSi's camera as a motion tracker, changing the perspective on-screen accordingly. Or it could be something completely different... either way, this is great news to wake up to. The DS is a great system, but it's more than 5 years old now; and by the time this comes out it'll probably be about 6. More than long enough.


I think it will be very similar to this, except use the camera in conjunction
with motion tracking software like WordFu on the iPhone does for simulated
3D.


Word has it they're using one of Sharp's Parallax Barrier LCDs. They haven't been used in many things because they're not particularly effective on screens larger than 4" diagonally, but for a DSi-sized system, I don't think that's an issue.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE(awa64 @ Mar 23 2010, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Word has it they're using one of Sharp's Parallax Barrier LCDs. They haven't been used in many things because they're not particularly effective on screens larger than 4" diagonally, but for a DSi-sized system, I don't think that's an issue.

Indeed, this article's a pretty good summary of what you and TM2-Megatron just posted: Eurogamer
I might just get this one right away, never ever got a DS and still sort of want one.

Still, Nintendo may be on a roll right now, but they're still responsible for stinkers like the Virtual Boy so I'll try not to get too excited.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:19 PM

I'm liking the sound of that Parallax Barrier LCD tech for potential 3DS use... or perhaps a slightly more advanced version of it. Motion tracking via a camera or sensor isn't really feasible for something that's going to be widely-implemented in a handheld. Personally I don't want to have to be waving the thing around like an idiot if I happened to be using it on a train or airplane, lol; and the reliance on a well-lit playing area could get annoying, as well.

The article awa64 linked to was written 6 years ago; the implemention of 3D displalys has to have improved quite a bit since then... it seems the main focuses on that technology should be to increase the viewing areas from which a user(s) can perceive the effect. While I get the need for Nintendo to use relatively cheaper components to keep costs down, hopefully the displays they end up using give off a good stereoscopic effect. I'd think a 3.8 inch screen should probably be big enough for them... enough of an increase from the DSi, without exceeding the 4 inches that starts to stretch the ability of these screens to function effectively.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 23 March 2010 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE(BlitzwingHaz @ Mar 23 2010, 06:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(awa64 @ Mar 23 2010, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Word has it they're using one of Sharp's Parallax Barrier LCDs. They haven't been used in many things because they're not particularly effective on screens larger than 4" diagonally, but for a DSi-sized system, I don't think that's an issue.

Indeed, this article's a pretty good summary of what you and TM2-Megatron just posted: Eurogamer
I might just get this one right away, never ever got a DS and still sort of want one.

Still, Nintendo may be on a roll right now, but they're still responsible for stinkers like the Virtual Boy so I'll try not to get too excited.


The Virtual Boy is the only "stinker" Nintendo's ever released. Go ahead and get excited.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:12 PM

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It could use an extended version of this technique:



Yes, please!

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