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@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.


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#1161 Soft Snow

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:40 AM

You can detect Sombra at 4 meters instead of 2. But I dont know how far that actually is in the game. But you'll be an ultimate assassin like that. I wonder if I will still be able to sneak past doors with someone standing there...

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 02:16 AM

This is pretty amazing. Can't wait to check this dude out when he hits consoles.

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#1163 Confuzor

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

Magnificent!!

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:01 AM

You can detect Sombra at 4 meters instead of 2. But I dont know how far that actually is in the game. But you'll be an ultimate assassin like that. I wonder if I will still be able to sneak past doors with someone standing there...

 

Reinhardt's swing range is 5m, so slightly within that.  You definitely won't be able to slip through an occupied doorway without being detected.

 

This is pretty amazing. Can't wait to check this dude out when he hits consoles.

https://gfycat.com/n...alligatorlizard

 

Mind you, those are all 'bots that Hammond here is pulverizing.  The bot AI isn't at all equipped to deal with Wrecking Ball right now.  They just kinda gravitate towards his grapple point and stand there, not even bothering to shoot at him.  This kinda strategy won't (or I should say, shouldn't) work on human players.  Hammonds who just try to do this sort of thing all game are going to be chew toys.  Mei especially seems to straight-up hardcounter these sorts of shenanigans, and be pretty decent against the hamster in general, and with the buff that she's getting in this patch (Sniper Mei back in the house), we might wind up seeing her a bit more often as well.



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:27 AM

Oh, yeah, I didn't mean to imply that this technique would be effective against human opponents... I just think it's amazing that it's even a thing he can do. And it looks like fun!


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#1166 mx-01 archon

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:05 AM

It does at least seem like it can be a semi-effective way to stall and zone a point against 1-2 opponents (depending on who, mind you.  Again, if Mei or Reaper, you're probably better off just giving up and escaping), if you're stuck holding the fort while your team is on respawn.  You can fling yourself to safety at any point, or suddenly detach and divebomb an unsuspecting squishy while throwing up your shields to save your ass.

 

 

The Hammond tactics I'm most going to keep an eye on are all his momentum slings up and over walls and cliffs that traditionally only Pharahs, Junkrats, or Winstons would employ.  Junkrat and Pharah up over a "safe" wall can be problematic, but they're squishy and thus solvable quickly if you've got your wits about you.  Winston over a wall is tougher, but not a particularly large threat by his lonesome, and thus is either suicidal or is a precursor to a full team push from some other angle and he's just the distraction.  Hammond on the other hand drops over the wall with a cushy potential 1300HP (disregarding potential buffs from his teammates) while also tailing with him a contingent of devastating point-clearing mines.  I suppose he's fairly analogous to a D.Va flying in, nuke in tow, but he's much more disruptive, if not as instantly deadly.  The mines are a more persistent threat than a nuke and need to be dealt with accordingly, while the Wrecking Ball itself is a much more effective all-range fighter.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:46 PM

I kinda hope Blizzard smells Hammond Racing and gives us that mode in arcade.


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#1168 Confuzor

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

Super Hamsterball minigame when?!

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:37 AM


So, the first Overwatch Nerf Gun was announced: Hellfire Shotgun
 
I wonder how those are going to be labelled on store shelves?  They certainly won't be called Hellfire.
[edit]  Apparently "Reaper Wight Edition Blaster".
 
I'm actually pretty impressed that they're going for a "replica" look, instead of doing that generic-branded gun thing like they did for the Deadpool rifle and such.
 
I don't buy Nerf at all, but I might need two...

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#1170 Confuzor

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:38 PM

Until you run out of ammo, then you gotta get 2 more.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:07 PM

I really hope they do a lot of drop testing on that gun.



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 06:27 PM

I haven't devoted a lot of time to him but I am not finding it easy to get the hang of the hamster. 

 

Very, very happy with my decision to start maining Moira after that Blackwatch event though. It's constantly raining gold medals, and best of all... I used to be terrified of Genji, regardless of who I was playing. But for Moira he just melts into a pile of bones.


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#1173 mx-01 archon

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:00 PM

Everything's coming up D.Va today:

 

First off, new short:

 

 

Busan map reveal (and currently on PTR):

 

Plus new Figma (no signs of MEKA yet):

https://twitter.com/...199616207306752

 

Figma announcement was obviously timed to coincide with the release of the short, since the figure comes with some accessories that debuted there.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:23 PM

Man. I haven't pulled the trigger on any of the Figmas yet, but I needs me that. 


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

So new D.Va skin available after 9 wins in just about any sort of match. Oh and some Sprays and a Player Icon.

 


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:43 PM

It's a fun way to make new stuff available, and I love the skin. 


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:20 PM

Man. I haven't pulled the trigger on any of the Figmas yet, but I needs me that. 

I'd wait until next year.  Hasbro DOES have the rights for Overwatch merchandise beyond the Nerf Tie ins.  So I'm hoping for a toy line debut next Toy Fair.

 

I'm sure the news that Fortnite is getting various toy items may add a bit more incentive for Hasbro to get some Overwatch stuff out.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:32 PM

I hope so.  I want some actual action figures and don't want to pay Figma prices.



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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:16 AM

That's fair. However, for Figma prices you get Not Hasbro figures. I mean, I'm sure Hasbro's stuff will be okay. I'm keen to see how that all turns out.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:14 PM

Images of the initial batch of Overwatch Lego sets have leaked: http://www.tfw2005.c...1#post-16241226.

 

And since this thread has been quiet for awhile, there's an exclusive "Omnic Bastion" set available on Blizzard's store already.





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