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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

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#1 videomaster21XX

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:40 AM

So anyone check this out yet? If you like adventure type point and click games, I highly recommend this one. The story and characters have definitely drawn me in.

 

Now it is true the graphics (especially hair) are a bit off, and the dialogue sounds a bit too scripted at times. (AKA people don't really talk like that) but otherwise I think it's an awesome experience to the point I'm tempted to buy the season pass.

 

So who else has checked it out? I believe the first episode is free right now. At least it was on the 360. 


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 03:13 AM

I was going to look at it. But the screens and the price sent up some big warning flags for me. its 20 bucks for all 5 episodes on steam.. At 4 bucks an episode I kind of have questions about how long and involved the game really can be.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 03:34 AM

Played episode one today and absolutely loved it. Definitely going back for the season pass.

Probably only took me a couple of hours, but I missed a lot of content. It's a game that screams for replay -- thank god for multiple save files. I'll be replaying more thoroughly. Even if after all five chapters you're only squeezing out around ten hours of play, compared to most console games this is still good value -- even if you pay full price rather than grabbing a discounted bundle.

I love this kind of slow, quiet, unsettling thing where the experiences that stick with you are sitting on a backyard swing reminiscing or dancing in your best friend's bedroom, rather than shooting alien mutant robots while the sun explodes behind you. People and places and small moments. Atmosphere. A tension more subtle than most video games offer.

I feel like I'm forgetting games I should be comparing it to... the obvious one is Heavy Rain, which I lost interest in. Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy too, which I loved. Throw in LiS's rewind mechanic and it's also sending me a million years back to Shadow of Memories/Destiny. I'm sure there are other examples of the same kind of anti-FPS vibe. Telltale's recent stuff? Alan Wake to some degree. There are references to Twin Peaks, X-Files, Twilight Zone... so if you dig any of that stuff, you might enjoy this.

I didn't think I had the patience for this kind of game anymore, but apparently I was wrong. Fascinating to finish the episode and see how well your choices matched up with other players. If the rest of the game lives up to the first chapter, this is definitely a GOTY contender. Not a game for everyone though. A lot of people aren't interested in this kind of meandering, exploratory watering-plants-and-playing-guitar-in-your-dorm-room gameplay.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 03:43 AM

I think Kim was doing a playthough of it. I guess I will take a peek. then again I guess a fiver is hardly breaking the bank. The first episode sadly isnt free on steam and I've no longer got a 360



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:17 AM

On PS4 there's a brief demo, but I don't know whether it's available on all platforms.

I should also say in addition to all my praise that yeah, some super clunky dialogue. I didn't find it bad enough to damage the experience though.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:58 AM

Bump!

 

My friend recommended this game and gave me a loan of it. So far I'm really enjoying it, I think more folk should be aware of it.

I love the twin peaks type setting combined with the butterfly effect/groundhog day type mechanics. Its very intelligent in its use of the time travel powers that the main characters has and the characters are well written. The dialogue is a little bit silly at times but it doesn't detract for me.

The detective stuff has a bit of a Veronica Mars feel to it.

I love the way you can choose to have a quiet relective moment at times and listen to the indie soundtrack while you admre the scenery.

I'm on episode 4 right now, hooked on it,



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:05 AM

I only recently got around to finishing the whole thing, and while the gameplay and dialogue are not flawless, this is absolutely one of my favourite games of all time. This is one of those games that gave me experiences I'll carry with me forever. Just a stunning achievement.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 07:22 AM

I beat this a while ago and enjoyed it. I certainly want a physical copy of the game.

 

My only issue is, it's one of those games where the choices I made in Episodes 1-4 end up meaning nothing thanks to the 'Two choice ending'

 

It would have been nice if I could have gotten something different then basically. You get 'A' which is 'Good' or you get 'B' which is 'Bad'


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:54 PM

Yeah, the ending does rather trample over the choices you make throughout the game, but at least the earlier choices are meaningful and have impact most of the way through the game. Obviously there's also that one big moment earlier on where you briefly have an illusion of choice but then you get smacked in the face. But that was inevitable and right. If also inconceivably horrible.

I was happy to double-dip and pick up the disc/CD/artbook. Some of that music, man.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:49 PM

Yeah, the ending does rather trample over the choices you make throughout the game, but at least the earlier choices are meaningful and have impact most of the way through the game. Obviously there's also that one big moment earlier on where you briefly have an illusion of choice but then you get smacked in the face. But that was inevitable and right. If also inconceivably horrible.

I was happy to double-dip and pick up the disc/CD/artbook. Some of that music, man.

I'm not sure I know what part you mean


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 03:47 AM

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 08:08 AM

So no baby-eating Mother Theresa option? Alas.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 08:21 AM

I do feel the very black and white nature of the game's ending has severely hurt the game overall, before episode 5, the game had massive discussions everywhere; and afterwards... that all kinda died off. As vid says, pretty much the whole game is rendered pointless by that final choice. It's not a bad game and I still like it, but for me it feels they shot their foot off to spite their face and it certainly makes me less interested in playing through it again.


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 08:59 AM

These things always seem to bungle the ending. I don't get it. They couldn't have more than two endings? When they could have taken as much time as they wanted?


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 03:42 PM

You can make all the choices you want but unless you take the path we put all the effort into we'll just call you a monster.
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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

Sorry to hear the ending sucks, often the case for these type of games I guess.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:56 AM

Sorry to hear the ending sucks, often the case for these type of games I guess.

Well I wouldn't say it 'sucks' more that it's disappointing.

 

I had someone put the ending in a certain light that makes sense to me, and I actually think it's rather clever. It's just the fact that basically you are stuck with one of two endings only no matter what choices you make is a let down.

 

The perspective of the ending BTW:

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:41 PM

 

The perspective of the ending BTW:

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I like to see it that way too.

 

I actually liked the 2 choices and I had to sit for ages before I could choose one.

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A big part of my love for this game is the music. Love this theme in particular:

Fantastic game imo.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:45 PM

Great replay value. Rarely am I so keen to jump straight back into a game after I finish it.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:26 AM

Its good that theres a collector mode so you can go back and get everything without affecting your choices. After watching a few clips on youtube, your choices really do change the way certain things turn out. 

This game is gonna stay with me. I still get emotional watching that ending. I think I'll give it a year or so and then play through the whole thing again.


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