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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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#28661 Princess Viola

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:25 PM

Yeah and the big problem people have with the drift (well besides it still existing after over three years on the market) is that Nintendo's 'repairs' are still using the same flawed parts that cause the drift, so it's not like you'll get them repaired and you won't ever have drift again.


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#28662 Sharkshadow

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:35 PM

how quickly do joycons wear out/ what exacerbates the problem?



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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:43 PM

From what I heard, just using them a lot. TMM and I use the main Switch a lot, but have only encountered drift a few times, and restarting the game/system or recalibrating the controllers stopped it. Then again, we also mostly use the regular controllers when it's docked.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:47 PM

and it's really impossible to say how long it takes for them to wear out/start drifting because it can literally vary wildly. there are people where it started happening within only a couple of months and others it might not have started happening until like a year

 

i think the closest 'official' data is from a french consumer rights organization looking to sue nintendo over the issue where iirc they reported that like 80% of users with joycon drift (who reported it to them) started having drift within six months

 

(and naturally people were misinterpreting this as '80% of joycons will start drifting within six months' lol)


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#28665 Sharkshadow

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:28 PM



#28666 Princess Viola

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:27 AM

I know I'm probably the only person in the gaming thread to really care about this, but a hella rare piece of DS software was dumped and had its ROM released recently, which I think is really important for preservation.

 

Basically what the rare software was was a piece of McDonald's training software. No, seriously. back in 2010 McDonald's Japan partnered with Nintendo and they had special McDonald's-themed Nintendo DSi made (which were just black DSi with the arches on them) and a piece of software intended to train employees. The software had videos to teach you how to properly put together the burgers and other things together right, minigames to practice doing that, and quizzes.

 

Apparently the minigame part of the software was once (temporarily) released to the general public as part of their partnership with Nintendo where they'd offer little minigames and stuff to download to DS systems so kids could play some games while at McDonald's. (I'm assuming it was like when stores like Walmart and Target had DS systems set up to broadcast demos of games you could get via download play? You can play them as long as your system is on but it was deleted once you shut your system down)

 

But anyways this piece of software was HELLA RARE and, while there was 'footage' of it, the game required a password and employee ID number to actually access any of the content, so one of the few people to have gotten a copy of it literally couldn't actually do anything with it because they had neither a password nor an ID number.

 

But yeah someone else managed to get a copy of the software, get around the password/ID requirements, and they dumped the ROM and uploaded it to the Internet Archive (complete with a save file) so now anyone can just experience this software that was literally meant only for employees of one country's branch of one of the biggest companies in the world lmao.


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Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:44 AM

Huh. That is wild and cool. = ]


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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#28668 Princess Viola

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:52 AM

Yeah it kinda reminds me of the Louvre Guide for the 3DS, except that software isn't really rare in itself (you can buy it on the eshop for $20), but the English physical copies are somewhat rare and sought-after since they were literally only sold at the Louvre.

 

Like if you check sold listings on eBay, the few English copies have all sold for over $300 (for some comparison, the French version sells for about $80 - $100 on eBay since IIRC that was available outside of the museum).

 

Does have the cool fact of being the only multi-region 3DS software tho, all the European language versions will work on American, European, and Australian systems. (It's not region-free since it won't work on Japanese or Korean systems tho)


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:12 AM

And i thought Doomicorn was a joke!

 

 

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:20 AM

The descendant of Kratos in a fish suit.
 
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Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:38 AM

I love it when a game wants to pander to pony fans but licensing issues means the most they can do is give a generic unicorn costume to one of the characters.



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 05:00 PM

To be fair, what else Could they do to Doomguy?


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:02 PM

I forgot, does the Switch pro controller also have the same drift issue as the joycons?



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:06 PM

Ours don't. Could be a matter of luck with quality roulette, though.



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:12 PM

I've heard reports that the Pro Controller does have drift but it's not as common? I know there was a software bug that caused drift that got patched a while back though.

 

(Also doesn't the Pro Controller have a terrible d-pad? I'm pretty sure I see people recommending using things like the 8bitdo controllers or even PS4/Xbone controllers with the system over it)


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 08:25 PM

I did my own Mario tier list and its gonna piss people off

 

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:25 PM

You don't care for the Galaxies?


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#28678 Princess Viola

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:40 PM

putting new super mario bros u in the 'don't care' category is bs because it's legit the best mainline 2d mario game since world.

 

and then you add in new super luigi u and it's très magnifique


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:42 PM

why don't people like sunshine? sunshine was a good game. 



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:46 PM

the blue coins + nintendo had to rush the final stages of development due to 'overwhelming demand' and 'lack of third-party titles to fill release gaps'


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