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@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...

@  Bass X0 : (11 February 2021 - 04:52 PM)

Galvatron: "You'll do my proxy bidding, or taste my wrath!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 February 2021 - 02:13 PM)

There's kind of a range there.

@  Rycochet : (11 February 2021 - 11:41 AM)

IDW Autobot evil.

@  tigerhawk : (11 February 2021 - 07:47 AM)

IDW Overlord evil or Sunbow Megatron evil.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 February 2021 - 07:34 AM)

Deceptively or Decepticonly?

@  Rycochet : (10 February 2021 - 05:58 PM)

I am deceptively evil.


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#27741 Princess Viola

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 05:53 AM

 

hi i hate this


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#27742 Logicron

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:37 AM

Emerald Hill Zone from Sonic 2 had better music anyway.



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:53 AM

ok

 


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 07:06 AM

I mean the original game.



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 07:18 AM

What, you mean you don't wanna play your Mega Drive games on a crappy emulator with horrible wireless controllers ostensibly based on the six-button controller but they literally use infrared like a TV remote instead of Bluetooth or literally any other modern wireless control in the past ten years that ALSO only outputs via composite so you only get 480i on your TV and it has ONE audio jack so you only get mono audio instead of stereo?


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 09:08 AM

Nope!


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#27747 Logicron

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 09:32 AM

The whole thing gives off a vibe like Sega didn't care because they stopped making consoles almost 20 years ago, but still want to cash in on nostalgia, so they dumped the project on the lowest bidder.

 

Like, I think it's safe to say that if the Yakuza games hadn't turned out to be a big hit, Sega would be dead.



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 10:02 AM

I mean these things are made by AtGames who make tons of these different plug and play things for different companies, so on the one hand, it isn't like they're an unknown, they're basically THE plug and play retro console maker at this point.

 

Of hilarious note is they have a brand currently called Flashback Blast which are all retro collections of different sorts.

 

Literally every single one of them uses a white six-button Mega Drive controller.

 

Well, not the motherhuging PONG one, that uses wireless Atari 2600 paddle controllers.

 

And I will give them some credit, these ones are now HDMI dongles that just plug into your TV's HDMI port (and then to to a USB port for power) and the controllers are 2.4 GHz wireless instead of hugging infrared.

 

BUT one of these systems was a collection of Bandai Namco games and, when reviewers got theirs, they actually praised them because they had the actual arcade versions of these games. I mean, $20 - $30 for a small collection of games like Dig Dug, Galaga, Pac-Man, Xevious, etc. isn't that bad (especially if you only got it for $20, cuz there's only eight games, so that's like $2.50 per game)

 

And then when the system actually released to stores, it didn't have the arcade versions, it had the NES/Famicom ports instead.

 

hug AtGames.


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 12:42 PM

Partway through chapter 4 of FF7.
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#27750 The Doctor Who

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 02:39 PM

Urgh, why is Railjack building such a grind?

 

I mean, I know why, Warframe is a free to play game and grind is how it works. Also having to restore the parts you've recovered actually makes sense lore-wise, but having to do it one piece at a time is kind of frustrating. At least they're fairly short, uncomplicated missions and it's only 6 hours to repair each part.  One could get a couple parts a day if they paced themselves right.

 

Still... while I don't mind the gameplay grind of Warframe (I get stuff by being a cyborg ninja? Yes please!) the wait time on this feels like padding. And this is after they cut back the requirements, from what I understand.


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 05:02 PM

i just built the tail section on mine. 5 hugging argon crystals. FIVE.  thank space mom for hyroid prime. 



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 05:31 PM

I'm just glad they lowered them from where they started originally. And I get that they want it to feel like a big investment and process but it's banking on the idea that there's a payoff there. X /


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#27753 Destron D-69

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 06:27 AM

Indeed Med, I didn't know - wasn't prepared for all of this new Jesse content... my heart is so torn right now. did your cloud tell her "no promises" or did you have him just say no. XD ?



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Posted 13 April 2020 - 12:20 PM

Making my way to the next reactor, hung out with the B-team.
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Posted 13 April 2020 - 01:09 PM

I now right.... its why I haven't gone back in yet... I don't want what happens to happen 



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Posted 13 April 2020 - 01:33 PM

Caught up on all the quests in warframe, now jut slowly repairing my boat so i can go shoot sentient mooks in the void. 

Look I'm just going to say that my former clan leader says it's a bad idea and you should stop. X ]

 

I did a fair bit of railjack and I regret it wholly. X ]


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 02:05 PM

im one section away from a complete boat copper. its too late to stop now.  though ive only known him for 2 days and i already hate cephelon cy. 



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Posted 13 April 2020 - 02:10 PM

The War Within is completed. Gotta say I really like the story beats of the game though it felt super weird at first to see my character.

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 10:20 AM

Something I've always wondered about the warframes themselves, how do they "work" in game? Like, are they all armor that's worn by the same human character even though they have relatively varied proportions, or are they robots that the human downloads their mind into like in The Matrix? Or is it something else? I just want to know the technical details.



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Posted 14 April 2020 - 12:19 PM

You know how Tony Stark can control Ironman suits remotely?

It's kind of like that.

Only they're (mostly) techno-organic clones of dead soldiers and it's infinity years in the future and there's hyper advanced fantasy tech.

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