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@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3


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#1 2019

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:35 AM

http://www.siliconer...artphone-games/

 

 

Mobile phone games maker DeNA and Nintendo have entered a “business and capital alliance for the joint development and operation of gaming applications for smart devices” the two companies announced today.

 

The two companies believe they can create new business opportunities by combining their strengths, and will jointly operate new game applications developed specifically for smart devices. These applications will feature Nintendo IP.

 

In addition to developing and operating smartphone games together, DeNA and Nintendo will also develop a new “core system,” which they say will be compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets, as well as Nintendo’s own dedicated videogame platforms. A new membership service utilizing this system will launch in Fall 2015.

 

As part of their new partnership, DeNA is to allocate 15,081,000 of its treasury shares (corresponding to 10.0% of its issued shares, having a total value of about 22 billion yen) to Nintendo by means of a third-party allocation, and Nintendo is to acquire such shares in DeNa. At the same time, Nintendo is to allocate 1,759,400 of its treasury shares (corresponding to 1.24% of its issues shares, having a total value of about 22 billion yen) to DeNA, and DeNA is to acquire such shares in Nintendo.

 

Nintendo says this new alliance is not expected to have any effect on its business performance for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends March 31st, 2015. “The expected impact upon future business performance is to be reflected in the forecasts of financial results for the next fiscal year onwards,” the company said in a statement.

 

http://www.siliconer...m-codenamed-nx/

 

 

Nintendo may be teaming up with DeNA to create games for smartphones, but that doesn’t mean they intend to stop creating games for dedicated videogame platforms. In fact, their next dedicated videogame hardware is codenamed “NX,” company president Satoru Iwata revealed at a press event today.

 

Iwata said it is currently too early to reveal details on NX, but that more details on this device will be shared next year. He did not provide any further details regarding what shape the device would take, but has said in the past that Nintendo’s next home console and handheld will both share a similar architecture and operating system.

 

During the joint press conference with DeNA, Iwata clarified that Nintendo will not port videogames created for dedicated consoles to smart devices. He went on to say that Nintendo intends to use smartphone games to draw consumers to their dedicated videogame platforms, and that the company maintains its passion for dedicated game devices and game experiences that offer good value to customers.

 

Update: During a Q&A session, Iwata was asked why the company chose to announce its next dedicated videogame console during a press conference about their partnership with DeNA. He replied that Nintendo chose to make the NX announcement so people would understand that Nintendo are not exiting the dedicated videogame business, and that the company “will be progressing with dedicated videogame devices with passion”.

 

 

My first reaction was that this is too early but actually the Wii U's been around for a while.

 

The console generations are kind of messed up now, though.

 

On the other hand, mobile Nintendo titles! Money money money!


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:50 AM

I am really interested to see what Nintendo does on mobile, they've always been so good at developing with their platform's strengths and needs in mind and it'll be interesting to see how they tackle this environment. New hardware seems like a smart move, the Wii U has great games and all but it's had a few years and hasn't got the staying power for many more.

...Am I too optimistic to think this "new membership service" might lead to Nintendo actually having a proper account system for their digital stores? Them not having one certainly hasn't stopped me buying tons of games digitally, but it'd be nice.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:25 AM

Well, of course Nintendo is making something new, just like Sony and Microsoft already are working on their next thing. :)

 

Honestly I would not expect anything before late 2016 or even 2017 though, at the earliest. By then the Wii U has been out for 4 - 5 years, so its probably time.

 

As for the system itself, going by the info we have so far, I sense that cloud gaming is a huge part of this. Maybe streaming games to the different platforms, workload being 50 - 100% handled by dedicated rigs hosted by Nintendo? 


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:06 AM

will this finally give us a proper account system


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:58 AM

DeNA?  The company that makes these crappy "pay to win" games for my phone?  This makes me...concerned.  "Free" app mobile gaming is the worst thing to happen to games since EA.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:19 AM

Can't wait for Mario Legends and Metroid Battle Tactics.




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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:26 AM

From what I've been hearing from GDC, the NX should be what I've been predicting. It will be a home console that you can plug you mobile device into to extend your mobile games to your television. The basic idea is that you can buy the next Zelda game (for example) play it on your home console. Unplug the mobile portion and take the game with you or at least take a portion of the game with you. Very similar but more advanced (obviously) than the Dreamcast memory card game things.

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:53 AM

I'm not sure I understand this much... but it does offer an interesting option.

 

For example.. my mom loves puzzle games. Now imagine a Wii u RTS *hey.. wouldn't be that hard with the gamepad honestly* where she could play the puzzle game on her own, plug it into the game, and I get resources.

 

Or a Zelda game where you need to decode maps. *kinda like windwaker* You could either pay rupees to do it, or do it yourself in your free time on your phone.

 

Or.... possibly the best idea ever. Streetpass. -EVERYONE- has phones. People don't want to carry around their 3DS's, send the street pass data to their phone!



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:52 AM

Eh. I'm holding out for the Constitution class.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

I wouldn't want to see a freemium model for things like Zelda puzzles, or anything...but I could definitely see some of that mobile swappability.  Play on your home console, then pick it up on your phone during your commute - almost like the WiiU tablet, but on a mobile network instead of just being in the same room.

 

Or if you play games on the phone, bring them home and pick up on the TV.  Or have the same games on the phone, but have a universal controller that works with all of them instead of the stupid and confusing and glitchy and inaccurate and accursed on-screen soft keys for mobile versions of "real" games.

 

Basically, Nintendo could take control of the mobile game market with some very smart integrations, partnerships (which they're apparently on top of!) and innovations.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:44 PM

Everything I'm reading says that the mobile marketed games will be completely separate from what theyre doing on the main hardware.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:05 PM

I can see the NX being a joint successor to the Wii U and 3DS, a unified handheld and TV-based console while being more of the latter, while mobile development replaces Nintendo's dedicated handhelds. I wouldn't count on it having any sort of backwards compatibility, unfortunately.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:42 PM

Everything I'm reading says that the mobile marketed games will be completely separate from what theyre doing on the main hardware.

 

http://www.siliconer...artphone-games/

 

In addition to developing and operating smartphone games together, DeNA and Nintendo will also develop a new “core system,” which they say will be compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets, as well as Nintendo’s own dedicated videogame platforms. A new membership service utilizing this system will launch in Fall 2015.

 

Iwata said it is currently too early to reveal details on NX, but that more details on this device will be shared next year. He did not provide any further details regarding what shape the device would take, but has said in the past that Nintendo’s next home console and handheld will both share a similar architecture and operating system.

 

During the joint press conference with DeNA, Iwata clarified that Nintendo will not port videogames created for dedicated consoles to smart devices. He went on to say that Nintendo intends to use smartphone games to draw consumers to their dedicated videogame platforms, and that the company maintains its passion for dedicated game devices and game experiences that offer good value to customers.

 

Looks pretty interconnected to me.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:52 PM

That's referring to their network and Club Nintendo infrastructure. They're pretty adamant that a mobile device's games and a console's games should be treated differently.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

From what I've been hearing from GDC, the NX should be what I've been predicting. It will be a home console that you can plug you mobile device into to extend your mobile games to your television. The basic idea is that you can buy the next Zelda game (for example) play it on your home console. Unplug the mobile portion and take the game with you or at least take a portion of the game with you. Very similar but more advanced (obviously) than the Dreamcast memory card game things.

 

It's the next logical step for our industry.

but hasn't nintendo said that they're specifically not going to be doing that?


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:51 PM

 

From what I've been hearing from GDC, the NX should be what I've been predicting. It will be a home console that you can plug you mobile device into to extend your mobile games to your television. The basic idea is that you can buy the next Zelda game (for example) play it on your home console. Unplug the mobile portion and take the game with you or at least take a portion of the game with you. Very similar but more advanced (obviously) than the Dreamcast memory card game things.

 

It's the next logical step for our industry.

but hasn't nintendo said that they're specifically not going to be doing that?

 

From what I'm currently reading, these games are a bit different. They're small mobile games meant to advertise Nintendo's ips and hardware. What I'm hearing from GDC is that the next consoles from Nintendo will be able to connect together in a fashion like I explained above.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:38 PM

So basically major title on the system, mobile companion title on the phone with additional functionality unlocked on both by owning/linking the hardware and your mobile device?

 

I also realize that if Nintendo releases mobile games that takes advantage of Amiibo support they will likely be literally printing money. Amiibos are already ridiculously successful with their own customer base, expanding that to a wider audience that won't even require them to first buy Nintendo Hardware and are used to the concept with Skylanders/Infinity?

 

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:20 AM

Reminds me of an article a few years back about what Super Mario Brothers 3 would look like as a free to play mobile app.

http://www.nintendol...ay_mobile_title

 

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:44 AM

I would love to be able to SimCity a Kakariko Village, then take it home and play Zelda with it.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

This works with some of the rumors I've been hearing.

 

 

http://www.engadget....ndo-nx-android/


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