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@  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.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (31 December 2020 - 10:35 AM)

Here in the US... you're honestly likely to get fired for taking vacation.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 05:31 AM)

Here in Germany, employers are usually very eager to remind you to take all your vacation days.


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#3581 Pocket

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:28 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, cloud streaming as anything other than a rental or subscription service can go die in a fire and Nintendo should be ashamed of themselves for allowing it on their platform.


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:42 PM

The only reason games are getting that big are the graphics quality. I dunno about you guys, but I mostly play my switch in portable mode, so... graphics aren't exactly a high priority. They could keep the size of the cards small for another year or two if they buck the trend for the mostly unnecessary 4K resolutions.

 

I play on the go, but sometimes I play my Switch on a 4K 120Hz HDR screen, so I'd like for them to look as nice as possible, thank you very much.

I will easily shell out for a third Switch if a Pro model is released.


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:47 PM

I downloaded Control. I haven't tried playing it yet. It was a free and very fast download. I'm not sure what to expect but I'm highly skeptical.
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Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:30 AM

NintenDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED again.

Looks nice.


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#3585 Pocket

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 03:00 AM

Enjoy it, because this is probably the last Bethesda game that'll ever be on a Nintendo platform.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 06:15 AM

Enjoy it, because this is probably the last Bethesda game that'll ever be on a Nintendo platform.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 10:01 AM

Enjoy it, because this is probably the last Bethesda game that'll ever be on a Nintendo platform.

 

Oh yeah because Microsoft and Nintendo have always been at logger heads with each other due to that time when Uncle Nintendo crossed paths with Daddy Microsoft and got mud on his shoes.

 

Ironbite-to this day they've hated one another.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 11:31 AM

I thought the two were actually getting along lately?
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#3589 wonko the sane?

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 12:05 PM

Depends on whom you ask, which sign we're under and the time of the month.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 11:39 PM

For what it's worth, Microsoft games have been ported to the Switch.  The Ori games, for example.


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Posted 02 December 2020 - 01:02 AM

Yeah, it’s been argued in the past that Microsoft’s acquisition of Zenimax is unlikely to impact any broader porting strategies.  It’s worth remembering that guys like Bethesda weren’t exactly jumping at the bit to port their wares to the Switch to begin with.  But it’s also worth remembering that Microsoft, as a whole, isn’t going to port much to the system to begin with.  Stuff like the indies? Sure.  Entries in their flagship franchises?  Probably not, even for the spin offs.

 

 

I’m curious how the port job did this time.  Doom 16 was a relatively early release for the Switch, I’m wondering what the additional years of work Panic Button has under its belt doing Switch ports will reflect in the final product.

 

I’m baffled the physical release got scrapped, considering the game is small enough to fit on a cartridge.  It’d be nice to have a self contained cart given how many physical offerings from the “big publishers” amount to partial games or glorified DRM.  Hell, I don’t recall seeing either Doom or Wolfenstein II getting major clear outs (though, Youngblood did in some places, it seems), so I’m not sure I see an overt reason aside from the perception that the game’s later release would impact sales enough to not warrant the cost?



#3592 Pocket

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 04:00 PM

For what it's worth, Microsoft games have been ported to the Switch.  The Ori games, for example.


Yeah, but that's an indie game they published. Dust: an Elysian Tail got ported to Linux back in the day.

 

But Bethesda is their new big AAA studio. Porting something they made is about as likely to see a non-Microsoft platform as Halo.


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Posted 16 December 2020 - 02:13 AM

So the Switch finally got another streaming service app. And it's a new Funimation interface. For the most part it seems to fix some issues I've seen with previous versions of the app with one glaring misstep for me. It's missing a my library tab for my digital copies. For the most part it's not that big a deal.... other than that's the only way I've gotten to certain movie purchases like Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re:surection and the DB Super Broly movie.So one step forward and two steps back :doh


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Posted 18 December 2020 - 11:23 PM

So, Nintendo just kind of dropped this a few hours ago.

 

 

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 04:26 PM

I instantly fell in love with the wall of Bowser + Minions hats and also the Toad hat.

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 07:04 AM

These past two months there's been rumours of Resident Evil Revelations 3 with Rebecca Chambers back in a starring role coming to Switch as a timed exclusive. Also notable is that Monster Hunter Rise uses the RE Engine which may mean Capcom toyed with ports of Resident Evil 7, 2 and 3.


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 04:54 PM

Looks like Bowser's been taking some lessons with Akuma.

 

 

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 05:51 PM

Bowser got a piece of the Triforce and and Gannon in him

 

This is a must buy now


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#3599 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 09:27 PM

Okay, they straight up stole that hair from sonic...


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 12:16 AM

I realize that Giga Cat Mario is supposed to be a lion, but I just can't stop thinking "Super Saiyan Fursuit."

 

Saiyan is actually in my browser's spellcheck.  I'm not sure what to think about that...


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