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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)



Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

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#1 Teufel


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:43 PM

I'm a month late but I just saw this and as a huge fan of Mount & Blade and M&B Warband I got super excited.



It's pretty brief but packs a preview of a lot of content. Initially most notable is the graphics in every way are incredibly improved. I suppose that's not saying much since even new M&B looked rough, but the characters, weapons and armor, and terrain look pretty slick. Was never a make or break thing for me since the combat was so great and engrossing, but it still makes me a little giddy.


The castle sieges in the original games could often be just "sit on the siege tower and wait forever for it to roll to the walls" and I'm very happy to see that's getting reworked with actual siege weapons this go around.


Another annoyance from the original was all the clicking about menus to get around to equip you and your minions, seems like they're really streamlining that.


They're introducing crafting although it looks a little basic but that works for me personally. I want to be able to customize my weapons and armor without having to waste a bunch of time on it.


More options and seems actual strategy with the management of your towns and other holdings.


The towns and taverns look like they have a little more atmosphere and life to them.


Here's a second video with a little more footage.



Seems like there's going to be voice acting, although if that's a prime example it's terrible and I hope I can mute it. :D


And then here's some commentary on the developer's blogs about some of what we're seeing.


Coming out sometime 2016 so I can't wait to learn more about the game.

Edited by Teufel, 11 October 2015 - 10:46 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:17 AM

I adore the new siege mechanics.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:02 AM

Wasn't there an MMO version of this game too? frankly, I heard about it but never tried these games.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 05:07 AM

Nope. Warband comes with a multiplayer component to it, but it's not actually a MMO.


It's like the ultimate sandbox game. Want to be a merchant? You can do that. Want to be a mercenary? Can do that too. Be a bandit? Yup. Support a faction? Uh-huh. Usurp a faction? Yes. Become your own faction and become the ultimate king of the region? Sure, why not!

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 11:23 PM

I adore the new siege mechanics.


Then check out this 7 minute video all about sieges. It's glorious.



Although that may be the last video I watch. I'm already sold, time to just be excited and impatiently wait to sink my teeth into the game and discover all the new things then.


Actually the best part of the video might be the developer did so poorly he had to cheat to refill his health bar. :D

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:28 PM

Nevermind, I have no self control. Here's a video of siege defense.



Looking pretty good. I love that the enemy remnants shattered and ran away. I don't remember that happening in sieges in Warband.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:54 PM

Incidentally thanks to a Youtuber I have got back into War and with the GoT mod Clash of Kings. Lot of mechanics there I would not mind seeing in Bannerlord.

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 07:48 PM

I tried playing that a little bit, but the early quests sending me halfway across an insanely large map were a no go.


Dornish Lord: "Go deliver this letter. To this guy in the North."

Me: "Hhhhhuuuuuug you..."


Also I saw the mod broke a certain key story invasion and the modder was pretty nonchalant about bothering to fix that, so...


One of these days when it's a little solid I'll give it another shot with an already decently leveled character.

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:41 AM

Well it's 2020 and Bannerlord has released in Early Access. And despite watching several YouTubers and thinking "This is just Warband with fancier graphics", I am currently installing it.


EDIT: And uninstalling and refunding after an hour and forty minutes because it really is nothing more but Warband with fancier graphics. This game isn't worth the current asking price, especially not for a Early Access title. I need to learn to leave Early Access alone. Twice now I've been burned in recent months by Early Access titles.

Edited by Rust, 03 April 2020 - 09:46 AM.

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