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@  Otaku : (23 October 2018 - 09:12 AM)

Now, I'm not saying that Cybertronians ought to have human life-spans, just that "millions of years" is too long.  Though I suppose it makes the "Oh, I suddenly remembered [plot point]!" moments credible because where do you store all the memories in an easily accessed form?  If you do remember even most things clearly... might that not be maddening?

@  Otaku : (23 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

The "millions of years old" thing is probably the most alien aspect of Cybertronians.  It pushes my suspension of disbelief for anything remotely human to live that long and still be sane, or maybe even functional.  I think of how aging has affected my own view and sure, some of it is biological maturation, but a lot of it is experience.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2018 - 07:11 AM)

But they don't really have a childhood either. They go online and all maturation is literally job experience.

@  Shrug : (23 October 2018 - 06:47 AM)

Well, they're practically immortal. That kind of lifespan doesn't exactly push growing up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

They can't handle physical scale, did you think temporal scale would fare any better?

@  Pennpenn : (23 October 2018 - 03:44 AM)

Maybe it's that they're functionally intelligent, but don't ever really mature much psychologically. That and presumably the original writers gave as much of a shit about deep time as they did about space geometry.

@  Whirl Maximus : (23 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

I'm mixed about the millions of years thing, it's somewhat at odds when transformers are humanized as they often are.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 October 2018 - 11:59 PM)

Are any of the Transformers terribly bright, really? This is a spacefaring civilization that's millions of years old that seem to be fighting a perpetual war for no particular reason. Transformers are stupider than humans

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2018 - 08:31 PM)

Depends on the machine. Are you recruiting them, or MAKING them?

@  Cybersnark : (22 October 2018 - 08:30 PM)

... And not terribly bright.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2018 - 07:51 PM)

Makes sense for robot soldiers: you would want something fast, low profile, but lots of power.

@  Waspinator : (22 October 2018 - 06:31 PM)

If we go by the Prime cartoon, sports cars apparently ARE the expendable troop of choice.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2018 - 04:29 PM)

Just fold 'em into a box and slap some wheels on it, they'll figure it out.

@  Pennpenn : (22 October 2018 - 01:57 AM)

Given that by the time we're up to in the story Functionalism had been dead for millions of years and many of the people around were made during and for the war, it's probably more likely that "sports car shaped thing" was an easy to make alt mode for expendable troops.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 09:52 PM)

maybe there's underground demolition derbies too

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 09:25 PM)

Every single sports car was one of those two jobs? Considering how many there seem to be....

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 07:34 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2018 - 03:32 PM)

It's mentioned in one issue that Bumblebee was a courier. The only other fast cars I can remember seeing in Functionist times were Blur and a couple of Stunticons, as racers.

@  SG Roadbuster : (21 October 2018 - 12:14 PM)

i figured the sports cars were either racers or couriers.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 12:13 PM)

Upper Class. They're clearly not made for manual labor.

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

Functionism only really makes sense for certain alternate modes like mining or construction equipment; where do things like sports cars fit in?

@  Xellos : (21 October 2018 - 11:51 AM)

At least in the movies they can switch to a (similar) alt mode at will, it seems. Especially if they want to sell more toys per movie.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2018 - 10:44 AM)

They are a race of adaptive machines. Maybe they were expected to change themselves to fit the role?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 10:06 AM)

IDW-verse discrimination still made more sense than the backstory in TF: Exodus, where everyone's caste was assigned seemingly at random with no regard for their aptitudes (altmode or otherwise)

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

Lost Light is good too, so far.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:54 AM)

I'm not terribly into Transformers in general, but I did mostly enjoy the More Than Meets The Eye series.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Which has been in the state constitution since 1946, but was never actually executed according to documents, and is currently not in effect because the German federal constitution, which takes priority over state constitution, has banned the death penalty back in 1949.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:09 AM)

Huh. So next weekend, when the German state of Hesse will have its state election, there will also be a ballot about changing the state constitution... and one of the proposed changes will be abolishing the death penalty.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 03:44 AM)

I really need to read those comics

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Up to and including the fact that certain alternate modes could end up being classified as "surplus to requirements" and systematically murdered.

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:26 AM)

And in IDW comics where it is/was literally a form of apartheid where your alternate mode pretty much dictated how you were treated by society, what jobs you could pursue, pretty much everything.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 02:24 AM)

We do get hints of that from time to time in Transformers, with stuff like some jets acting smug towards cars and whatnot.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 October 2018 - 08:10 PM)

"No shotgun of Mine is going to marry a rocket launcher" sounds like something that Targetmasters (or WFC Siege Micromasters) might say...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 08:06 PM)

The characters are actually kinda nice. Sure a bunch of them are from New Jersey, but you get a few aliens too.. But if you do that, you might want to go digital delux verisons.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:38 PM)

My only issue is that the aside from Fox, the looks of the characters are kinda bland. If anything, I'll at least get it on Black Friday, as they almost always have deals on the toys to life stuff.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:03 PM)

How is Starlink anyways? Been thinking of getting the Switch version for StarFox, which is quite unusal for me, as I almost always pick the PS4 versions (favorite controller and I already have so many Trophys on it).

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:42 PM)

No shotgun of mine is going to marry a rocket launcher!

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 October 2018 - 05:22 PM)

Should they be allowed to marry outside of their own caliber?

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm conflicted on the subject of marriage rights for shotguns.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:08 PM

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:17 PM

I'm kind of surprised, because despite enjoying it myself, it didn't really seem to do so hot at the box office.  It never even broke $200 million domestically.  Compared to this year, in particular, that's almost a disaster for a Disney film.

 

I hope we get a Zootopia sequel at some point, as well.



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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:20 PM

Nothing to do with retro games then? It was the main element I liked.



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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:49 PM

I'm hoping Bruce Boxleitner can appear as Tron, but otherwise, I suspect I won't be disappointed in it.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 07:08 PM

Nothing to do with retro games then? It was the main element I liked.

There are a lot of old PC games.

Maybe they'll meet Carmen Sandiego, or die of dysentery, or be eaten by a grue.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:18 AM

If it follows a sequel trend, Ralph will find a girlfriend in this one.

I wonder if Felix will have kids?

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:15 AM

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Dunno if this is official but- "LubHub".


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:07 AM

Stubhub parody,

 

 

And woot! I can't wait for this film!


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:20 AM

Never heard of that site but then it looks like a US specific service so that makes sense.



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:50 AM

I'm kind of surprised, because despite enjoying it myself, it didn't really seem to do so hot at the box office.  It never even broke $200 million domestically.  Compared to this year, in particular, that's almost a disaster for a Disney film.
 
I hope we get a Zootopia sequel at some point, as well.


Is that just domestically, or total international take? What is earned in the United States is starting not to be the determining factor in which movies get a sequel anymore. If the international take was big enough, it could have prompted it.

I know a sequel to the last Terminator movie, might be possible based on the international take. While it did abysmal in the US, as I recall.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 11:17 AM

It made $471,222,889 over all, and domestic video sales were through the roof. It out sold Twighlight Breaking Dawn part 2 on opening week.

 

http://www.the-numbe...lph#tab=summary

 

That says it made $105 million off of Blu-rays and DVD alone. And that s out of date and doesn't include the digital market.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 12:42 PM

The thread title fails for not saying something like, "I'm gonna re-wreck it!"

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:31 PM

I notice that at no point do they explicitly call it "Wreck-It Ralph 2." Someone speculated that they might be planning to call it something like "Super Wreck-It Ralph". And I admit I'll be disappointed if they don't, now.

 

Those "websites", though. Those are the kind of lazy fake brand names you'd expect to see in the background of a sitcom, where all that matters is that they kind of look like the real thing and don't get them in trouble. Already a downgrade from a movie that used real video games almost exclusively outside of its main cast, all of which were original enough to be real products.


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:39 PM

Makes you wonder why the real sites wouldn't let their names be used.

Maybe they'll get yhe real names when the film rolls around, and these are just placeholders. Maybe?

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:43 PM

Makes you wonder why the real sites wouldn't let their names be used.

Maybe they'll get yhe real names when the film rolls around, and these are just placeholders. Maybe?

 

That's what I'm hoping, becuase really product placement out the wazoo here. 


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 04:27 PM

To be honest aside from the cool game cameos (i.e Cammy-os :D) I did not have fun with Wreck it Ralph none of the main cast was any good


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:23 PM

Wreck It Ralph should have been Captain N but good.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:30 PM

It'd be amusing if he got stuck in an emulator of his own game while on the net.



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:04 AM

So what will this be called in Japan since I believe the first was called Sugar Rush or something.


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