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@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.


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#3501 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:25 AM

So because Xenoblade Chronicles runs at 720p (with dips to 570p) docked and below that in undocked mode, people are suddenly no longer interested in the game and calling for better hardware.

 

It's still a solid game, you can still immerse yourself in it.

 

I do wonder about Metroid Prime 4 though, Nintendo did say they took it back to the drawing board last year, there's rumours we're getting MP trilogy next month so might get to see something of that game.


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 09:02 AM

Isn't 720p still a good bit better than the first two releases?  I mostly play in docked mode, so it should be fine.  It does seem bit disappointing given the age of the game and relative strength of the hardware, but hardly out of place in the Switch ecosystem (even if it does come from Nintendo).

 

People have been saying "Metroid Prime Trilogy" has been coming for YEARS.  I'm completely of the view that Nintendo has the damn thing done and sitting in an archive waiting for an appropriate moment for release.  I think they want to release it closer to MP4, but given the game was restarted after the launch of the Switch, I think development is going to take a while.   Barring that, I think Nintendo could be saving it for an empty slot to fill out a release schedule at some point (which I'm really not sure has happened).

 

I, however, do NOT believe we're getting it next month.  This isn't a "stealth drop" item for Nintendo, and if they'll promote Super Mario Bros WiiU Deluxe, they'll hype up Metroid Prime Trilogy HD.  If we were getting it next month, we would have gotten some form of announcement at this point.



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Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:59 PM



Q&A from a reviewer. Mentions that if it does drop as low as XC2 in handheld it does it far less frequently or as continuously as that game.

Just because it can drop that low doesn't mean it will with any kind of frequency. I played XC2 entirely in handheld and it could get pretty rough in places visually, so thats good.

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 10:47 PM

I'd argue even with dips in handheld mode, the xenoblade games are some of the most aesthetically pleasing games out there.

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 01:55 AM

Xcom 2, Borderlands, Bioshock.

Switch is a beast except when it comes to Wiimakes! RE4 was 900p docked and 600p portable while RE5 and 6 were 1080p docked and 720p portable.

Just too bad my storage isn't infinite!


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 06:09 AM

I can get one of two games today Borderlands or Xenoblade remaster what do I get?

 

I wish they would re release Xenoblade Chronicles X Id be all over that. That one is my jam


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 07:51 AM

So I've ordered a Switch Lite from Amazon. Should be arriving today, and I've got a week of vacation time to play with it and hopefully finish up Sword and Shield.

 

This is a good thing, I think.


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 12:49 PM

Went with Xenoblade


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 12:56 PM

So I've ordered a Switch Lite from Amazon. Should be arriving today, and I've got a week of vacation time to play with it and hopefully finish up Sword and Shield.

 

This is a good thing, I think.

Just remember to copy your profile to the swtich light so you can easily copy your Pokemon File back and forth.



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:24 AM

 

So I've ordered a Switch Lite from Amazon. Should be arriving today, and I've got a week of vacation time to play with it and hopefully finish up Sword and Shield.

 

This is a good thing, I think.

Just remember to copy your profile to the swtich light so you can easily copy your Pokemon File back and forth.

 

 

 

 

So I've ordered a Switch Lite from Amazon. Should be arriving today, and I've got a week of vacation time to play with it and hopefully finish up Sword and Shield.

 

This is a good thing, I think.

Just remember to copy your profile to the swtich light so you can easily copy your Pokemon File back and forth.

 

Thank you for the reminder. I planned on keeping one game on one system and one game on the other, however, so I don't know if I need to copy the file back and forth.


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 11:19 AM

Fair enough. if you have digital games, I still say make sure to put your account on both systems.



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:22 PM

i will have those borderlands and bioshock collections.  Just need some cash . . . . . 


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 01:14 PM

And a big ass memory card :p



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 02:17 PM

Gonna need to keep my eyes open for the bioshock collection. I always dragged my feet getting the original games (after the 1st one.), and usually was regretful of having taken my time. The ability to just drop a card in the switch and rock hand lightning, or hand fire, or hand bees, would be pretty awesome.


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 12:13 AM

Remember, NONE of the Take2 collections have complete games on the retail cards (except MAYBE Bioshock 1).  And from I’ve been reading, there are NO compromises being made to help them fit onto retail cartridges.  So the good part is that the games won’t have the dramatically compromised assets like Outer Worlds, or the compromised sound quality like Dark Souls.  Bad part is that it makes them HUGE data hogs, regardless how you get them.

I’m already looking for a 1TB card for my Switch given the number of games I have AND the amount of data downloads I’ve need for games like MK11.  Speaking of MK11, also note that the “retail package” does NOT have any cart.  Just a download code.

 

 

Nintendo is running a big summer sale that would have tied into E3, had it not been cancelled.  Major and first party titles are being marked down around 30%, older and tertiary titles getting as low as $5-10.  Of particular note, almost all the “retro collections” are in the $10-15 ranges.  Some solid indie stuff below $10 as well.  The Resident Evil sale is still going on, and most are $13-15.  Keep in mind that, in regards to 3rd party stuff, I’ve seen retail discounts that put prices on par with this sale.  Walmart, in particular, maxes out their Switch titles at $50.

 

Thus far, I’ve picked up DMC, Icey, Implosion, and the Grandia Collection.  I’m eyeballing a few more.



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 08:22 AM

Looks like I waited too long; there's a whole lotta "currently unavailable" games in my Amazon list. And the ones that are still available are all near full price.


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Posted 15 June 2020 - 06:21 PM

Check it out doods!  The Prinny 1+2 special edition is out for preorder and is pretty dang affordable at $60.  Includes the game cart, special box, music CD, scrapbook, poster, and your own buildable Prinny!

https://www.amazon.com/Prinny-1•2-Exploded-Reloaded-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B085HK338P

 

I played the first on my PSTV, and it's good old school ass whopping.  Think classic Ghosts and Goblins in terms of the platforming style.  I barely managed to reach the first boss, and I ended up stepping away and never getting around to it again.

 

I got a complex relationship with the Disgaea series: I'm terrible at Tactical RPGs, but the world and characters charmed me and I've played Prinny 1 and even the Disgaea Infinite visual novel.  Series this wonderful side series in HD is worth it to me.

 

And again, $60 is a steal for any sort of special edition these days.  Between this and the Panzer Dragoon LRG (which cost $80 with far fewer special items) release, my November is filling up before we've even found out what Nintendo's releasing.



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Posted 15 June 2020 - 08:28 PM

 I pre-orded mine from the NISA store long time ago. :D



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Posted 16 June 2020 - 08:05 AM

 I pre-orded mine from the NISA store long time ago. :D

Well, I used a birthday code and ecard from Best Buy to get my price down to $54, so there :p. But I was going to preorder anyway.  Given there doesn’t seem to be a “standard edition” as of yet, and retailers’ reluctance to carry premium sets, AND the relative niche that NiS tends to exist, I figured I had better get a preorder in on this.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 11:53 AM

 

Thing is, I'm plying Duke Nukem 3D which I remember from it's port: Duke Nukem 64.


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