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@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (05 November 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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#221 Blot

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:12 PM

Why.



#222 Tyranno

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:18 PM

God listening to those guys is like TFW in audio form.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:21 PM

Yeah no thanks. I'll buy it myself in a week and record some commentary-free gameplay clips for the thread if people want that.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:29 PM

Is that Daniel Tosh?


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:39 PM

Why do they keep cutting from shots of gameplay to show those guys' faces?



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:27 PM

Because Mike Matei loves himself.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:00 AM

That's difficult to sit through. I got as far as "This is the Devastator people want! If you're listening, Michael Bay..." before I started clawing at my own face. The horror.

I'd like to not regret buying this, and it does look like there's some potential fun to be had, but the combat still looks preeeetty terrible.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:10 AM

I sat through the whole thing. I want those 20mins, 33secs back.

 

They gush the game for how amazingly G1 it is while knocking on non-G1 things like the movies (they are the kindest to WFC and FOC, but still consider those not really G1 enough).

 

And they act like there's never been another G1 game before, despite acknowledging the Mystery of Convoy game's existence (tis a horrid game, yes, but it was still a G1 game), and act like they never heard of the Japanese PS2 G1 game (even if that game sucked).

 

The only complaint they had about the game was Megatron turning into a tank instead of a gun, but it was a minor thing for them and Shockwave's turning into a space gun seemed to be enough to make them forgive Megatron's non-gun altmode.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:18 AM

I didn't mind the video. The guys have a strong buas towards G1, but there's nothing wrong with that, and they had more knowledge of other games/comics than a casual fan.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:13 PM

I believe that this video may be more watchable.

 

 


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:24 PM

There must be a lot of people into these kinds of videos, because they are incredibly omnipresent, but I don't know or understand or value these people.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:13 PM

I don't mind or care about the whole Let's Play phenomenon, but I at least like it to happen after the game comes out first.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:21 PM

I love let's plays, but I'm extremely particular about what I like in a host/player/commentator/whatever, and most of the popular ones don't do much for me.

 

I was going to buy this day one, but now I think I'm going to wait a bit and see what the DLC situation is.




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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:24 PM

I like how Brentalfloss thinks that going "G1 style" is a daring and original prospect.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:37 AM

Brentalfloss's "picking up cars and doing silly things with them" jokes at least made me chuckle.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 04:36 AM

I'm kinda torn. On the one hand I'd kind of like to pre-order (even at this late point) and get some of the exclusive stuff with it, but on the other a new game's not exactly in the budget right now and it's not like waiting a couple weeks and ~not~ getting three character skins and weapons will likely hurt my experience.

 

Definitely going to own and play the hell out of it though. And probably re-enact scenes from it with my actual toys.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:50 AM

Let's Plays can be of use to people who want the experience of a game but don't want to fork out money for it and have no talent at playing games. I'm more of a speedrun guy myself since I value life.

 

Brentalfloss is poo because at Conbravo one year Greg was going to have a birthday dance (Greg is a DJ) but Brentalfloss had the dance room in the time before and Brental went on way too long and Greg didn't get to DJ for people on his birthday. Then the next day Greg and Brental ended up sitting next to each other during Mario Party so it was really awkward.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:03 AM

Let's Players are their own microcosm of eventually believing their own hype way too much. Very few manage to become popular and yet stay humble.



#239 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:42 AM

All I want to know is if it's a good game that I should buy.



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:54 PM

My copy came a day early, though I won't be able to check it out until this evening.