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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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#28041 unluckiness

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 11:45 PM

For what Isle of Armor is, At least its not a supposed ULTRA title sold at full price with only a couple hours new content.

That said, One Punch Bear or Water Polo Carbonated Fist Bear?

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 12:37 AM

Carbonated Fist 



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Posted 19 June 2020 - 01:49 AM

one punch bear with a voltorb side kick that only knows explode. 



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Posted 19 June 2020 - 06:00 AM

Genos is busy killing every last one of them over in Three Houses though


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#28045 Copper Bezel

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 10:35 AM

In other news, Digital Extremes is ending their Warframe Partners program. Personally it seems about time.

With them rolling out test servers and with the ongoing issues surrounding the Partner program, it seems a logical plan to replace it with something hopefully better.

I've not been with Warframe since the beginning, but the idea of elevating individuals from the community to a special status probably sounded good on paper at the time, but it really seems like the kind of thing doomed to just create a bunch of insular personality cults around the partners.

I hadn't heard that was happening. I guess I'm indifferent to it - there are a couple of partners who make content I like, but they wouldn't have been partners if they weren't doing content that someone liked and I don't know how it necessarily helps them do that, so.

 

In general Warframe update stuff, I really like the new Corpus ship tileset, but am kinda less than impressed with Granum Void. Like, I like the idea of tilesets with unique resources, challenges, or other reasons to visit that tileset in particular, so having an extra challenge stage accessible like that is a neat idea. But it sure is just an even less interesting Sanctuary Onslaught. Like, I get that it's just a little cul de sac for farming exactly four pieces of equipment, but it's just not really fun in its own right. 

 

I also all three weapons and still haven't seen a Protea part drop. = / (It's not that they're absurdly rare, with half the drop chance of a given weapon part, the RNG apparently just hates me.)

 

The Stropha is kinda insane, though. It's fun with a very unique feel, but also just crazily powerful. (Which I guess I should have expected from "crit-based melee wave gun".)

 

And I really do dig the new look of the tileset in general. I like the little window sections where you can look out to the exterior sections of ship, and this latest iteration in the Corpus architectural style they've established in the Gas City and especially Orb Vallis maps. 


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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 19 June 2020 - 11:15 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing the new tileset when it hits Switch and I'm definitely going to look into building Protea.

What I've seen in the videos so far is promising.

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 10:16 PM

Nice to see that 16 hugging dollars a year and Nintendo/Game Freak/whoever still can't stop people from spamming GTS with Zacians/Zamazentas/Eternatuses for a frigging ice cube penguin. Like, I guess you can't stop them for asking an absurd Pokemon but at least stop the ones that ask for them at level 1-10 or something when you get them at 70


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 10:01 AM

Got Grid: Autosport for Android and it's a pretty legit.

 

Some screenshots:

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For transparency, I am running this with the high-res textures installed. Though, to be honest, I don't recall it making a huge difference on my screen, like, it's still a small screen and the detail one can even perceive at that size and with the motion of a racer is questionable.

 

It seems to be a full port of the PC game, just scaled down for mobile devices.  Already owning the PC version, I can say that there don't seem to be any features missing and the gameplay seems to be nearly identical, right down to the option for damage to impact the car's performance.  The major differences are where you'd expect - the controls.  Onscreen controls are more awkward than a proper PC controller, but they're not impossible to get used to. There are also the usual slew of control compensation options that help make things easier. Of course there are controllers one can buy for mobile devices if that's a thing one would want.

 

What surprises me most about this thing and why I'm bringing it up at all is that it's not a free to play nightmare like a lot of mobile racing games.  $10 gets you the game, the all the DLC and there are, as far as I can tell no micro-transactions.  It's just a game you buy and play, which is a hugging rarity in the mobile gaming market.  Hell, it's a rarity in the PC gaming market as well.

 

Now, being a full port of a racing sim, it's going to make some hefty demands of the device, but I would assume that if one is into the high end mobile gaming market, that's not really a concern.  Just, you know, something to keep in mind.

 

So, yeah, if anyone is looking for a racing sim on mobile (and I admit that's a really niche thing), this is probably your best bet.


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 05:35 PM

Did y'all know there's an in-development N64 emulator for the hugin' 3DS now?

 

It's obviously still in hella early development (first release was in April) but it can run Super Mario 64 near-perfectly (I've seen a few minor graphical bugs and the frame rate on the title screen is kind of meh, but other than that? Basically runs at perfect 30 fps), so that's pretty neat.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 12:04 AM

The only good Smogon metagame is Random Battles

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 09:59 AM



#28052 Copper Bezel

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 12:25 PM

Wait, what? Did - did someone make a Protea model to plug into Garry's Mod? What the hell? X ] That's fantastic.

 

I finally got her last part. It took maybe 20 runs to get all the weapon parts, in which I never saw a single Protea part drop, and another 20 or so to get all of hers, but they're baking, finally. Ugh.  


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 22 June 2020 - 12:56 PM

There aren't enough likes. WE NEED MORE LIKES!

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 06:47 AM

Noodle girl wasn't the ARMS character I was expecting. Though it would have been the clown or ninja for sure.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 07:01 AM

I was expecting Twintelle tbh.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 07:50 AM

Maybe she's really popular among otaku because all they eat is noodles due to spending most of their money on merchandise.



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:34 AM

dude 


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:35 AM

I think the weirdest thing about ARMS is this whole narrative some people try to push that the game failed?

 

Like the game's sold over 2 million copies and I'm pretty sure Nintendo's even said that the game has sold within expectations.

 

But if you listen to people online, the game was a complete flop.


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:43 AM

Anything is a complete flop depending on which part of the internet you listen to.



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 10:18 AM

dude 

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