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@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.


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#27841 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 03:23 PM

One of the main reasons I prefer to buy physical is that servers don't stay online forever. Especially Nintendo, who consistently show that they have no idea what they're doing with online services.



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Posted 28 April 2020 - 08:48 PM

Even with physical there's (sadly) no guarantee your games will still work.

 

Remember Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5?

 

Yeah that game was shit, but wanna buy it to see how bad it was cause a used copy was a fiver at GameStop?

 

Well, too bad, you needed to download an 8 GB patch to play because the disc only contains the tutorial and level creator, but the game servers shut down a few years ago, the disc is a coaster now.


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Posted 29 April 2020 - 08:04 PM

So I started playing the SNES best looking game that just gets better with age, Yoshi's Island god this game is still gorgeous

I love the art and that there is little or no hud when playing that gets in the way of how good the game looks


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Posted 30 April 2020 - 06:39 AM

When you're forced by boredom to watch shitty old isekai anime

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:04 PM

Honestly with all the viking stuff in video games recently i'm half-expecting Elder Scrolls 6 to just be "Skyrim 2"


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Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:16 PM

I'm old enough to remember that caveman games were a genre back in the 2D era.



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Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:23 PM

Bonk is the only one of those that comes to mind for me


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Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:43 PM

i remember bonk, dino ricky and joe and mac.  dino ricky was not a stellar game. 


Honestly with all the viking stuff in video games recently i'm half-expecting Elder Scrolls 6 to just be "Skyrim 2"

you say this like itd be a bad thing. 



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Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:46 PM

Sure would be nice to get a Morrowind II


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:52 PM

i'm just hoping elder scrolls 6 is about putting down the thalmor once and for all. hug those elf nazi bastards.


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Posted 02 May 2020 - 06:25 PM

Woot my game went cheep and I snagged me a copy

 

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There has been 2 of the 6 games that have been available for the US market

The first being the 3rd game in the series Under the title Metal Saga

 

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I cant wait to dig into a new RPG

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 May 2020 - 02:01 PM

Picked up the Metal Gear Solid V definitive bundle (Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes and all DLC) for $8 on Steam.  Been curious about the game for a while now and $8 is too low to pass up.

 

It runs beautifully on my PC, holding an FPS around the mid 50's at high settings.  Visually amazing! Whatever they did with that custom engine just renders lighting like a champ. Gameplay feels good, too.  I'm doing a shit job, but that's pretty much entirely down to me being shit at stealth games and not really knowing the controls very well. 

 

Story so far is... well, it's a Kojima game, so either turn your brain off and enjoy the wacky plot buffoonery or be prepared to sift through obtuse metaphor and eccentric characterization to figure out what even the hell he's trying to say.  I got my sifting pan all ready!

 

Really impressed with the level of detail lavished on their environments.  You can see why Konami was peeved at how much Kojima's team spent on this, but you can also see that it definitely was money well spent, at least from a game design perspective. Everything works reliably and there are so many options for completing mission objectives.

 

--

 

In Warframe news, I completed my Railjack (the S.S. Bunting) and took it for a test flight... let's just say I'm very glad the Railjack rework has been well received, because I can see why there were a lot of complaints about it.  At least with the default loadout, it's super slow frustrating to fly.  Don't hate it, though and definitely got a thrill the first time the ship pulled out of dock. Wanted to dub some familiar music over it.  On the bright side, at least it's done and ready for the rework when it hits console!


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Posted 03 May 2020 - 03:20 PM

honestly any time someone brings up metal gear solid or even just kojima i think


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Posted 03 May 2020 - 03:54 PM

One ending left.

 

Now I have to find the rest of the weapons and upgrade them all.

 

Fun.



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Posted 03 May 2020 - 04:21 PM

In Warframe news, I completed my Railjack (the S.S. Bunting) and took it for a test flight... let's just say I'm very glad the Railjack rework has been well received, because I can see why there were a lot of complaints about it.  At least with the default loadout, it's super slow frustrating to fly.  Don't hate it, though and definitely got a thrill the first time the ship pulled out of dock. Wanted to dub some familiar music over it.  On the bright side, at least it's done and ready for the rework when it hits console!

I named mine the Maprico. (It's all friendly orange with green trim. X ] ) I've been ... kinda completely turned off Railjack from my experience with it, after playing tons of hours to complete the map and get the Quellor, Shedu blueprint, and quest point (the latter two of which you could get from the introduction to the Scarlet Spear event later without ever going to space.) But the improvements seem sound. I hope not-me people enjoy them. X ]


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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 03 May 2020 - 04:55 PM

honestly any time someone brings up metal gear solid or even just kojima i think

 

Sadly this is the one where David Hayter wasn't involved.

 

A lot of people were upset by that, I seem to remember, but I think most people associate Hayter with Solid Snake rather than Big Boss anyway even though the former is a clone of the latter and he portrayed both with the same voice. Honestly, I can't imagine Hayter's Snake coming out of this guy anyway.

 

 

In Warframe news, I completed my Railjack (the S.S. Bunting) and took it for a test flight... let's just say I'm very glad the Railjack rework has been well received, because I can see why there were a lot of complaints about it.  At least with the default loadout, it's super slow frustrating to fly.  Don't hate it, though and definitely got a thrill the first time the ship pulled out of dock. Wanted to dub some familiar music over it.  On the bright side, at least it's done and ready for the rework when it hits console!

I named mine the Maprico. (It's all friendly orange with green trim. X ] ) I've been ... kinda completely turned off Railjack from my experience with it, after playing tons of hours to complete the map and get the Quellor, Shedu blueprint, and quest point (the latter two of which you could get from the introduction to the Scarlet Spear event later without ever going to space.) But the improvements seem sound. I hope not-me people enjoy them. X ]

 

Yeah, from what I've heard I wouldn't blame you.  Apparently this is just part one of the rework and there's more down the line.  Hopefully it'll solve more of the issues, but hell, even if Railjack isn't a massive part of the game, it doesn't detract from the existing gameplay... and apparently they're doing some rework on Archwings along with it, so that's good, if nothing else. Archwings need some love badly.


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Posted 03 May 2020 - 05:38 PM

They really do. They've been a neglected corner of content for years now, and then they got a flight rework in prep for Railjack that made them a little more compatible with their new home mission map, but still didn't really give them a place in the new mode. I mean, I'd rather have my Amesha than a railjack, but that says more about the railjack than it does about Amesha, and none of the other archwings have any relevant abilities or an even passable level of survivability. 

 

I don't have a lot of hope for the modularization, but it'll at least be space fashionframe so that not everyone is using exactly the same archwing.

 

If the abilities of the other three archwings aren't completely reworked from the ground they'll still be DoA though. Elytron amazes me, having three of its four abilities being "shoot a missile" and all of those missiles just dealing direct damage that enemies have scaled beyond past level 15.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 03 May 2020 - 09:21 PM

Woot got me Super Princess Peach DS ....(sigh) Again I first got the game when it came out BUT is was stolen from me before I even had a chance to play it along with two other high end DS titles Korg and Banga-O


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Posted 04 May 2020 - 05:15 AM

when you finally meet your e-girlfriend irl and she looks nothing like the photos

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