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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko


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#1141 mx-01 archon

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

IIRC, you play Heroes of the Storm, so her new Teleporter is pretty similar to Medivh's Portals.  You place an exit in a similar manner to Reaper's Shadow Step/Mei's Ice Wall (for reference, Reaper's max Shadow Step range is 35 meters, Sym's max range is currently 25, internally), and then entrance is placed at your feet.  Either gate is destructible.  Allied players can press a button while next to a gate to move to the opposite one, with a slight cooldown between warps.  Teleporters no longer have a usage limit, they just expire eventually.  It's no longer an ultimate, just her new "E", replacing her current Photon Barrier.

 

Likely best used for getting other immobile characters up to high grounds, and possibly to set up some sneaky flanks depending on the sight lines.

 

The devs had also said that they had it so you could launch D.Va nukes and stuff through the Teleporters, although that was before they added the button input to confirm a warp (at that stage of development, the new Teleporter was one way only, so on-contact was fine.  But now you can hop back and forth), so I'm not sure if that's still a thing.

 

While we're at it, the laundry list of other planned changes are as follows:

 

- shifted from Support to Defense, so DPS upgraded accordingly:  Photon Projector upgraded from 30>75>120 DPS to 65>130>195, but now takes 4 seconds to fully charge, up from 2.  Range increased (IIRC, similar range to Zarya and Moira now), but now fires a straight beam with no lock-on.  Leeches energy from Barriers, restoring ammunition (so theoretically she's a Barrier breaker now, burning through the shields and then frying the tank behind with a max-damage laser).

- charged Photon Projector now pretty much a Pharah rocket: faster, but explodes on impact now.  130 dmg at full charge.

- turret count reduced from 6 to 3, but individual turrets have been made more powerful to compensate.  30HP now, up from 1 (D.Va and Reaper can't accidentally knock them over from across the map anymore).  Now activated as a projectile, firing at a similar speed to a Pharah rocket until they impact a viable surface, at which point they become active.  Destructible in mid-air.
- new ultimate: an infinitely wide/high Barrier generator with 5000HP.  Effectively cuts off a zone from incoming fire.  Lasts until destroyed.

 

That's all we've heard about her until this point.  She should be going up on PTR very soon.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 04 June 2018 - 08:21 PM.


#1142 Ironbite

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:25 PM

Jesus that's kind of sweet.


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#1143 mx-01 archon

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

Sym patch on PTR now (along with a bunch of other things).

 

Revisions to above, based on the current notes:

 

- Dmg tiers are 60/120/180, not 65/130/195 as previously stated.  Range is 10 meters, not the 15 of Zarya and Moira.

- Charged shot is 120 dmg - 60 dmg contact, 60 dmg explosive

- Teleporter cooldown is 12 seconds, and has a maximum 10 second uptime.  Activation key is "F" (or wherever your "acknowledged" voice command is bound).

- Photon Barrier ultimate has 15 second duration.  Looks awesome.

 

Also, the Defense role has been completely removed for everyone.  Attack and Defense characters are now just "Damage".  Which I suppose mostly works, and stops noobs from freaking out when you pick Widow/Hanzo/Junk on attack, or McCree/Tracer on defense, etc. Kinda leaves Mei in a weird spot, though, since her role is heavily specialized "point lockdown" aka "defense", and most definitely not DPS.

 

Symmetra's new abilities in action


Edited by mx-01 archon, 05 June 2018 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

Wow, consolidating Offense and Defense is a big change! Sort of. 


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#1145 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:49 AM

Well a good defsystem has preemptively deleted cliche
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#1146 Maruten

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:55 PM

Cool to see the new Symmetra in action. Using the teleporter to direct turret beams is definitely thinking with portals. 

 

https://www.kotaku.c...w-in-overwatch/

 

Hope it's not too long before they roll her out across the board. 


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#1147 mx-01 archon

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:48 AM

Before she goes live they need to fix her left click.

 

The way it's supposed to work is to deal damage at set intervals.  But if you rapidly click, you get a damage tick for each click instead (which can be cheesed with an autofire script, or just setting an alternate fire input to mousewheel down, if you have a "frictionless" wheel), which can be much faster than the intended damage rate.  Lots of videos of full-health D.Va Meka going down in about one second, etc.



#1148 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

... oooh. Need to find single-player games with that same mousewheel trick
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#1149 Maruten

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 05:56 PM

Well, the new Symmetra has hit consoles. I certainly found the fireable, more robust turrets to be more effective than her originals. Only three is a bit sad but it's a fair tradeoff. 

 

I struggled to use her ultimate in a way that ever felt particularly useful, but I guess as long as you don't place it somewhere super dumb, it's still soaking damage and helping out. 

 

Can she not travel through the teleporter herself? That's weird. (Oh, the internet seems to tell me she can, but it wasn't working for me last night.)


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#1150 Confuzor

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:26 AM

Hew hero revealed!

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Wasn't expecting that!

#1151 mx-01 archon

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:32 AM


Can she not travel through the teleporter herself? That's weird. (Oh, the internet seems to tell me she can, but it wasn't working for me last night.)

 

If you're on console, you might need to check your keybinds.  It's supposed to be L3 (the thumbstick button) by default to teleport.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:58 PM

So new character...


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#1153 Ironbite

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 03:53 PM

HE CAME IN LIKE A WRECKING BALL!  AND ALL YOU WIDOWMAKERS ARE GONNA SHIT YOUR PANTS!

 

Ironbite-seriously he is a mobile tank.


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#1154 Confuzor

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 04:10 PM

Watching gameplay videos of rooms full of Wreckingballs using the tether to spiderman their way around the point is super amusing!

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:31 PM

The fact that his passive removes the "head" part of every character is amazing.

 

Ironbite-wonder how they'll balance that.


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#1157 Maruten

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:17 PM

 


Can she not travel through the teleporter herself? That's weird. (Oh, the internet seems to tell me she can, but it wasn't working for me last night.)

 

If you're on console, you might need to check your keybinds.  It's supposed to be L3 (the thumbstick button) by default to teleport.

 

 

Yeah, I recalled after posting that there was a button press required, and just hadn't noticed the prompts. Then started seeing keybind errors and was like... huh? I'm on a PS4, why the hell should I need to be binding keys?!

 

New guy is interesting!


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#1158 Soft Snow

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:20 PM

An adorable hamster hero? Well, looks like I gots me a new main...


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 05:24 AM

Sombra's invisibility and translocator lasting indefinitely are pretty huge changes. Being able to destroy an enemy's translocator is great though. Many a time I've come across one and had to be content with dropping a steel trap on it.

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