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@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?


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#28221 Logicron

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 11:10 AM

Reminder that the Paper Mario devs recently confirmed that Nintendo will no longer allow them to create original characters of already-extant Mario characters/species.

I want to think Nintendo is just being mean, but there's also the incident from the Archie Sonic comic where one of the authors created a bunch of OCs based on Knuckles, sued Sega for the rights to them, and won.

 

So maybe Nintendo has a reason to worry but they're also being too paranoid about it.



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:11 AM

Penders didn't win the lawsuit, Archie and Penders settled out of court.

Btw the guy wanted to have Sally losing her virginity in the comic and tried to defend the fact that he wanted the character (who was 16) to lose her virginity to a character who was 20.

Yeah I think Archie settled and retconned all that shit so they didn't have to deal with that shit.

Edit: In all seriousness, how hugged is it that the creators (or their families) of iconic characters like Batman or Superman had to fight for years to get credit for creating them and yet Ken hugging Penders ends up getting 'ownership' of his derivative designs of Knuckles the Echidna?

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 10:35 AM

Btw the guy wanted to have Sally losing her virginity in the comic and tried to defend the fact that he wanted the character (who was 16) to lose her virginity to a character who was 20.

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 10:40 AM

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:38 AM

.....wow.
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Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:39 AM

RISE - TITAN TAILS


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:41 AM

ken penders run on sonic is like a bad fanfic made canon. titan tails is just a particularly insane whiskey tango foxtrot moment


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:53 AM

Never forget that according to Penders, Sonic's real name is Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:54 AM

Ken Penders' The Echidnas, guest starring Sonic the Hedgehog


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 12:10 PM

In all seriousness, as someone who has never read nor has any interest in reading a single Sonic comic book, it does kinda suck that Sega's ultimate reaction to the whole Penders debacle was to basically swing the hammer down on exactly how their characters could be used and what things the comics could and couldn't do.

 

Like apparently one of the rules (at least for the current IDW comics) is literally: male characters, except Eggman, cannot wear pants.


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:43 PM

Ghosts of Tsushima is really hugging good, and ps4 summer sales on for those who didn't know.  Doom 2016 for 6 bucks. 



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:33 AM

The Switch port of Crysis has hugging SVOGI.

 

What the hug.

 

(In case you probably don't know what SVOGI is, it's a type of real-time global illumination. Most games will precalculate global illumination since, you know, accounting for light that comes directly from the light source [such as a lamp] + cases where the light from the direct source are reflected by other surfaces [like say a table or mirror] is obviously very intensive to do. SVOGI doesn't do that, it's actually calculating this shit in real time, so the lighting is obviously a lot more realistic than if the devs just precalculated and baked the lighting).

 

To put this into some more context as to how impressive this shit is: Unreal Engine 4 was supposed to actually have SVOGI support but it was removed because the then-upcoming PS4 and Xbox One would've been too weak to support it.

 

And yet now it's on the Switch, which is obviously much weaker than either of those systems.

 

(And, OFC, since this remaster is also coming to the PS4 and Xbone later this year, then both those systems will also support SVOGI)


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 11:06 AM

How is it the freaking switch is the first system to properly display Crysis' graphics?



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 11:34 AM

Oh, here's an actually hilarious fact of the remastered version.

 

The remaster is based on the PS3/360 ports at its core, which might seem weird, but the original PC version's engine doesn't handle multi-core CPUs well at all (the devs thought that PC speeds would get faster by increasing clock speed of their CPUs, but instead PC speeds have gotten faster by adding more cores and multi-threading. So the result is, even to this day, you'll have issues running Crysis on modern systems since it basically uses only one single CPU core. And considering how poor the single CPU core performance is on all the consoles, makes since to base the remaster [even for PC!] on the version of the game that was made for multi-core CPUs to begin with.

 

Ok, but that's not the hilarious part.

 

The hilarious part is that the remaster doesn't run at 60 fps, nor does it run at 30 fps. It runs at 31 fps, which causes stuttering issues (altho the devs have said they're gonna fix this).

 

Why is this hilarious?

 

Because that was the framerate limit for the game on PS360 as well, but those versions ran so damn poorly, the game never even hit 31 FPS. So literally no one knew this shit for years.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 01:55 PM

Starting to think this game isn't the end all be all for PC games that it claims to be.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 04:34 PM

ghosts of tsushima keeps getting better. i just had a samurai dual on top of a mountain during a thunderstorm with a guy who knew a technique called the heavenly strike.  when the dual ended he got struck by lightening and i learned the technique.  red dead redemption who? 



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Posted 25 July 2020 - 04:43 PM

Starting to think this game isn't the end all be all for PC games that it claims to be.

I mean, even when the game launched it's not like it wasn't possible to run it, you just needed a GPU from the future to run it at max settings.

 

Plus, again, the remastered version is specifically based off the last gen console ports.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 04:55 PM

PC gamers when their $2000 system outperforms a $350 console

 

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 05:01 PM

The idea of a $2000 console makes me picture an alternate reality that was created because the Neo-Geo didn't crash n burn due to its huge price tag, so consoles just kept getting insanely expensive.






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