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@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.


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#1 DeadPigmon

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:59 PM

So at Blizzcon Blizzard announced their new game, Overwatch a team/hero based shooter.

 

Cinematic trailer:

 

Gameplay Trailer:

 

site:

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/

 

 

Some info from blizzcon

 

 

 

Story
  • The game is set on Earth, 60 years in the future
  • Robots became very common in the future and they went crazy, attacking cities all over the world. The war that resulted against the robots was the Omnic (?) Crisis.
  • The strike team that took on the robots was Overwatch.
  • For the next 30 years after the war, Overwatch was a worldwide agency that displayed how great people could be when they came together, representing heroism and sacrifice.
  • In the last few years, Overwatch started to fall apart.

Gameplay
  • Chris Metzen is only doing one voice in this game.
  • Blizzard has been making competitive PvP games for a long time and this will be yet another.
  • Overwatch will have some dark gritty areas, but it will mostly be a world you will want to come back to.
  • The game is all about heroes.
  • The game will be accessible with non-twitch options.
  • You can do things other than put a crosshair over targets, as that is what drives people away from other shooters.
  • The game is less-lethal. You will die, but you should die less frequently than in current modern military shooters. With more time alive, you are able to do more interesting things and interact with your team more.
  • The teams are going to be 6v6, which is just big enough to make it fun.
  • There are Payload and Capture Point maps, no deathmatch mode.
  • The game is focused on Heroes, not classes. Each hero has a unique story.
  • There are 12 playable characters at Blizzcon, with many more to come.
  • Tracer has a ~10 meter teleport / blink that uses energy. Enough energy to do 3 blinks in a row.
  • Tracer has Recall, which puts her back where she was 3 seconds ago. This also includes health, ammo, and energy.
  • Lots of the story is going to take place outside of the game, unlike previous Blizzard games.
  • Regenerate ult by doing and taking damage.

Hero Roles
  • Offense - Scout, harass, press the objective, high damage. (Pharah, Reaper, Tracer, Hanzo)
  • Defense - Guard locations, create choke points, establish a front. (Widowmaker, Bastion, Torbjorn)
  • Tank - Protectors, high survivability, disruption, lead the charge, have armor to reduce damage. (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Support - Heal, buff, utility. (Zenyatta, Mercy, Symmetra)

Maps and Game Modes
  • Exotic worldwide locations
  • Simple objectives
  • Encourage hero mobility
  • Team focus encounters
  • Temple of Anubis - At the base of a technological pyramid.
  • Hanamura - Temple grounds, homeland of Hanzo.
  • King's Row - 30 years ago there was a population of robots that lived below the streets. People were going to send an EMP underground to destroy them.
  • You can change to another hero every time you die.

Q&A
  • They aren't talking about the cost yet, so no idea if it will be free to play, a one time purchase, or something else.
  • There are elements of Titan in Overwatch, both were Earth based, there were some shared ideas, but it is different from Titan.
  • There is no customization to the gameplay. Initially there was a robust customization system, but there are too many heroes to keep track of all of the customization that can be done. Customization works in Heroes of the Storm because it is a slower paced game.
  • Overwatch will be on PC, consoles are something they can look at in the future.
  • It is too early to talk about system requirements, but they should be reasonable, just like other Blizzard games.
  • The game will be balanced so that two of a hero on a team will be okay, but more than that will likely put you at a disadvantage.
  • They aren't ready to talk about skins, leveling, or achievement systems yet, but they are all good ideas.
  • There is party chat and team chat, with party chat being your group that you queued with. The team is also working on VO and chat communication.
  • There will be some kind of long term progression in the game.
  • The team is looking at outside Voice Chat options, as players prefer that over in game chat usually.

 

 

I think it looks really good. the designs do remind me of Wildstar mixed with Big Hero 6 but still has a lot of charm.Looks fun will give it a go when it comes out



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:19 PM

We want the TF2/LOL audience.


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#3 DeadPigmon

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:20 PM

We want the TF2/LOL audience.

 

Well they really want the LoL audience since they already have that Heroes of the storm thing



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:32 PM

As much as I want to go "UGH, another online shooter" This actually looks really cool. I could see myself get into this pretty easily.



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:33 PM

 

We want the TF2/LOL audience.

 

Well they really want the LoL audience since they already have that Heroes of the storm thing

 

 

How's that going, anyway?


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:38 PM

 

 

We want the TF2/LOL audience.

 

Well they really want the LoL audience since they already have that Heroes of the storm thing

 

 

How's that going, anyway?

 

 

Well I hate Dota/LoL so to me it just looks like Dota in a blizzard skin but I have heard its enjoyable.

it enters closed Beta in Jan


Edited by Goblez, 07 November 2014 - 10:38 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 12:48 AM

 

  • There are Payload and Capture Point maps, no deathmatch mode.

Well, there goes my interest.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 03:18 AM

The designs are cool. I look forward to seeing more videos, or comics or whatever, with them and potentially buying action figures.

 

The game however sounds like it is very much not my thing.

 

 

edit: Why would you admit to having removed gameplay customization?


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 November 2014 - 03:31 AM.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:24 AM

Oh. Tracer. /dreamy sigh

 

Couldn't we just get a movie using the characters and art seen in that cinematic, instead? I like shooters, but the experience as it is described (albeit vaguely) there does very little to grab my interest. The world itself is fantastic, though.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:38 AM

Well I'm sold.  I'm not big on shooters, but the crazy 'everyone plays different' mechanics are very appealing to me.  But even if the game looked crap, I'm completely hooked on the world.  That's the most fun looking new superhero group since The Incredibles.

 

Now the only question is if my poor pos mac will be able to play it.  It runs Starcraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm fine, but as those are literally the only games I play on it (that and Hearthstone), well, I'm hoping for low settings at least.  But Blizz is usually good at making games playable.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:43 AM

I think I want this. Wonder if that was a deliberate Monkeyman homage with the glasses. Only thing I disliked was Tracer's accent. Mary Poppins wants her back.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:04 AM

I'll definitely at least give this a shot.

 

Symmetra and Bastion are probably going to be my two top picks.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:13 AM

So what company would be either most likely or best suited to make a Bastion that actually transforms?

I've never bought anything from them because they're out of my price range, but ThreeA seems to be killing it when it comes to licensed mechanical designs. Although I don't think they've done anything transformer-y?


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:46 AM

Oh. Tracer. /dreamy sigh

 

Couldn't we just get a movie using the characters and art seen in that cinematic, instead? I like shooters, but the experience as it is described (albeit vaguely) there does very little to grab my interest. The world itself is fantastic, though.

 

Pretty much my reaction. This is isn't the first time a game's drawn me in with characters and setting only for it to be multiplayer shooter with no story to it.

 

That said:

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:58 AM

Weren't there controllable cyber-gorillas in a shooter a couple years ago?

 

 

edit: Ah yes, it was Mindjack.

That's what I thought of when I saw the first screenshot of this game.

Although, character-wise, I pegged Winston as a Hank McCoy/Beast type right away.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 November 2014 - 06:06 AM.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:56 AM

God Damnit Blizzard!  Just make movies already!!!!!!

 

 

that said, I will be playing this.  


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

Blizzard Fortress. Instead if collecting hats you will grind out progressively more ostentatious shoulders with a real money marketplace that allows you to purchase sockets for your shoulders.

In which you can place hats

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:10 PM

 

Oh. Tracer. /dreamy sigh

 

Couldn't we just get a movie using the characters and art seen in that cinematic, instead? I like shooters, but the experience as it is described (albeit vaguely) there does very little to grab my interest. The world itself is fantastic, though.

 

Pretty much my reaction. This is isn't the first time a game's drawn me in with characters and setting only for it to be multiplayer shooter with no story to it.

 

If a campaign of any kind is revealed, that would be enough to get me to pounce on this. Definitely. I'd kinda expect it be mentioned in the unveiling, though, if it existed. There are a zillion venues for gamers to spit bullets at each other, I'm going to need more than that.

 

Edit:

 

 

The deep and rich story will take place outside of the game. The story shouldn't hinder or restrict the gameplay in any way.

 

Welp!

Still, I'll look at a comic, or something. It's a pretty neat world they've built, there.


Edited by Strafe, 08 November 2014 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:27 PM

Hmm...

 

 

Metzen relayed the tale during an Overwatch press conference at BlizzCon. He also said that Blizzard is trying to represent a more diverse, less overly sexualized group of characters than they did in the past.

 

Yeah.. they're sort of there with the diversity, race-wise, but all of the female characters so far look like they have the same super-sexy body with slight variations.

The guys on the other hand have cool weird stuff like a dwarf, a robot monk, a gorilla, and an old guy completely obscured by giant power armor.

 

They're not terrible, but they could be better. 

It seems like not all the classes have been revealed, so hopefully there are some surprises left.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 November 2014 - 04:40 PM.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:29 PM

So it's a MOBA first person shooter?  Cause that's what it looks like to me.

 

Ironbite-Team Fortress will eat this alive.


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