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@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.


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#441 Coglestop

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:27 PM

I do love that you now don't get a random recipe from manufacturing facilities.  It's just tree unlocks based on how much data you've acquired from raided facilities now.  Makes it a LOT less time consuming to get the one recipe you need to finish your current goal instead of simply being at the mercy of RNG.



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:08 PM

*Happy squeeing*

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:28 PM

Today in No Man's Sky I learned:

 

1) Scanning a planet will now notify you whether or not the Sentinel presence on the planet is aggressive or not.

 

2) Atlas Pass v3 is kind of a letdown. I'd been curious what's behind those doors since I first got the game...

 

3) If you find yourself stranded on an Extreme Temperature Planet by landing on an island and not having access to the needed materials to craft the landing fuel needed to take off again (Yes. It happened to me AGAIN), in your Summon Vehicles tab, allll the way to the right is the ability to call other vehicles in your collection. Saved my butt, even if I did burn through the bulk of my Sodium stockpile desperately trying to stay alive.

 

Here, have two more screenshots:

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:56 PM

I actually spawned on a toxic world, 54.6 tox reading. I almost died just getting through the waking up sequence.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:48 PM

A few more tweaks I've noticed in a few days of playing:

 

- They've properly modeled low atmosphere planets in terms of movement. One burst from your jetpack will send you soaring over the landscape.

 

- The Terrain Manipulator Tool has become a cinch to utilize and no longer a Ferrite resource hog, thanks to the inclusion of "dirt" you get from boring through the landscape. 100 of this resource will recharge the Manipulator, meaning it's effectively free use.

 

- Salvageable Scrap / Ancient Bones are highly profitable modifiers to planets. Even the common stuff you unearth will sell for 100k credits. The rare drops run upwards of a million.


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#446 Marduk

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 06:55 PM

Deleted my old save, started over.

 

Was "born" on a planet that immediately tried to kill me with radiation. I made it out okay.

 

Ship flight is still kind of bad. Not sure how they smooth that out, but it's not a fun experience. Maybe if they smoothed the navigation a bit, I dunno.

 

Doing the terrain manipulator quest thingy. Go gather copper, it says. I'm pretty sure I'm not on a planet with copper. At least I haven't seen any. Got stuck in a cave while looking and almost died; had to bore a hole to the surface and hop back to my ship.

 

I'll give it another go in a day or two. If I can't find some copper, I'll refuel my ship and find another planet. I think I remember how to do that.

 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:08 PM

Copper is a common element and most planets have copper deposits. Now whether or not you can safely HARVEST said Copper is another thing all together. Use your scan ability to scan the various mineral deposits. Sometimes you'll get lucky and get one that have trace elements of Copper.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

Bleee...I played some yesterday and was having fun. Then today I updated my drivers so the Steam warning popup would go away, soooo now it runs like mud.

 

Edit: I did a minor downgrade of my drivers and now it's running about the same as before. (the shader update today might have helped, dunno)

Boy was I surprised when I entered my first Anomaly. Them's some biiig changes.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 02:48 AM

So here's something I've never seen before -

 

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They've got NPCs just straight up wandering around the landscape, now. Guy topped off my Life Support for me.



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Posted 03 September 2019 - 06:28 AM

Yeah, that's part of the new update. NPC's are far more dynamic and interesting now.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:40 PM

Well...it finally happened. I haven't found my Requiem, but I've discovered a world I really want to spend more time on and have begun to set down honest roots on.

 

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I've named the planet "Wastewater". It's a Desert world...but as you can see it's an Ocean planet. That's a combo that just screams to spend more time on. It didn't help matters that I initially touched down at a location that had TWO underwater freighter crashes. I obviously moved on from there (barely a speck of land to set a ship down on), but it's a world that I'm compelled enough to settle down - for a bit - on.

 

It also gives me an excuse to try out the undersea stuff added into the game, as well as firing up the post-Beyond crafting system. Looks like I've got to go off world for some salvage data to unlock recipes...



#452 wonko the sane?

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 07:40 AM

Oh, NMS has an update today. Wow... almost 7 gig. Let's see what they did...

 

Holy hug. You guys. YOU GUYS! BIG STOMPY ROBOT!


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:21 AM

Also at some point they added an Exocraft "launcher" to Freighters you can get through technology. Meaning you can TAKE THE BIG STOMPY ROBOT WITH YOU.



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 02:45 PM

I've been meaning to start playing again for awhile. Maybe I'll fire it up this weekend.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:08 PM

So remember how I said long ago that thanks to a Minecraft mod about Myst I was searching for a very particular world (A night-locked world of thin ice over an endless ocean with glowing crystals jutting from the sea and eternal storm)? Well, I'm not foolish enough to think I'll ever find a world that looks exactly the way the one in Minecraft Myst did. So obviously, my criteria has been mostly based upon the various exotic worlds and the glitches to recreate the "glowing crystals" look. Well...

 

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...looks like the search parameters got a little bit vaster.



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 04:26 PM

Oh wow... the electricity portion of base building is deceptively complex...


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 04:28 PM

Hnnn I have 9 new games I bought I don't wanna go back to this game hnnnn


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:03 AM

Annnd Im back

 

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 07:46 AM

Even though I had so much built and earned from for my original base game (400 warp jumps)

 

I opted for the clean slate and erased everything and started over again


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 08:41 AM

I frequently restart games like fallout 4 and no man's sky, just for the sensation of rebuilding.

 

I might something of a masochist.


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