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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)

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:17 AM

I know we already have two Skyrim threads. But we have nothing for Elder Scrolls Online (which I'm kinda sorta doing a half hearted play through on while also playing other games) or Oblivion (which I'll get my hands on Monday so I don't have much to say yet but probably will).

I thought we had an Oblivion thread, but I couldn't find anything, not even archived.

Plus if and when we start seeing stuff about an ES6, I figure we might as well have a catch all.

I probably won't have much to say until I get Oblivion on Monday. But I thought I'd get the ball rolling.

Also, Oblivion was my first ES game. I always did regret selling it to Gam Stop (hence why I bought it again). But I am curious about others experiences on the older games and how they compare.

I sometimes talk about Oblivion, Skyrim and or Online and wonder if there's someone in the thread muttering under their breath "there were games before Oblivion you know!"
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

Hey, we all have to start somewhere. Oblivion was my first ES game too: and even then, the series didn't catch on me until I switched to the console. It just didn't click with me on the computer. It was slow, jaggy, ugly (which was saying something.), and frustrating.

 

I got it cheap for xbox360, and fell in love. I found a copy of morrowind for the original xbox (and still have it.) and pirated copies of redguard and arena. I couldn't get into the games that were older than morrowind though.

 

I was in the ESO beta, and have been thinking of trying it again now that there's no subscription required.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

ESO is pretty good. I've been having fun with it and will still probably play it in between sessions of Oblivion and some occasional Skyrim. I'm just taking a break from Mountain Flower hunting.

I found it for $20 at Best Buy.
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:21 PM

I started with Morrowind. Played the heck out of it - keep an install and go back occasionally. Like revisiting an old friend.

 

I've also dabbled in Daggerfall. Dated graphic wise, but ambitious even by today's standards. Also nothing like popping into a Temple of Kynerath and seeing naked supplicants everywhere.

 

ESO...never really caught with me. I think my days of playing MMOs are simply done.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:46 PM

I just play ESO like I play the normal ES games. I don't join a party or anything. And if anyone happens to join in while I'm fighting *shrugs*. But yeah, I've never been much of a MMO player either. That's why I went back to Skyrim last night and plan on starting Oblivion Monday.

I just looked up Morrowind on Amazon and Ebay. It looks like it was X-Box and PC only...neither of which I have. I also looked it up in the App store. It didn't have it.

So I guess if I want to go retro with this franchise, it's going to have to be You Tube.
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

Beware Morrowind on YouTube...the game is vast. The faction quests alone are boggling - Fighter's Guild, Mage's Guild, Thieves' Guild, House Hlaalu, House Telvanni, House Redoran, The Imperial Legion, The Imperial Temple, The Tribunal Temple, The Morag Tong (The Dark Brotherhood's legalized older brother), The East Empire Company, Ashlander Camps, and not one...not two...but THREE separate Vampire Clans - the Aundae, Berne, and Quarra. To say nothing of various other side quests and Daedric quests.

 

Heck, the series I'm watching - SorcerDave is the YouTuber - is two years running and fifty episodes in (at an hour long each) and all he's managed to accomplish is the bulk (but not all) of the Morag Tong, a bit of the main quest, and a few Daedric quests.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:34 PM

I just play ESO like I play the normal ES games. I don't join a party or anything. And if anyone happens to join in while I'm fighting *shrugs*. But yeah, I've never been much of a MMO player either. That's why I went back to Skyrim last night and plan on starting Oblivion Monday.

I just looked up Morrowind on Amazon and Ebay. It looks like it was X-Box and PC only...neither of which I have. I also looked it up in the App store. It didn't have it.

So I guess if I want to go retro with this franchise, it's going to have to be You Tube.

You don't have a PC at all? Cause the game is on steam and GoG and is often times on sale for quite a deep discount, GOTY edition too, and the requirements to run it are no longer as unattainable or monumental as they were at release. You could probably pull it off with an off the shelf rig with enough ram.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

Morrowind makes the other games look like hot garbage.

 

Then you swing a sword at a rat and miss 50 times and they suddenly look less garbage!


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:29 PM

My Macbook Pro is my main computer. I do still have a PC. It's disconnected in my hobby room...replaced by my Macbook because it was running slower than a sloth covered in molasses trudging through tar.
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:02 AM

Morrowind makes the other games look like hot garbage.

 

Then you swing a sword at a rat and miss 50 times and they suddenly look less garbage!

 

Eh, Morrowind's got a host of problems - the dated dice roll combat system being only one of them. The dialogue system is pretty pathetic - about five miles wide but only two inches deep. Tons of things to ask NPCs, but 99% of them give back the same canned responses. The horrible quest navigation implementation. Never will you miss quest markers more then a few hours into Morrowind. The compass I tend to turn off in later games, but always knowing where your aiming via the map is dang handy. Beats the heck out of scouring a mountainside looking for a staff like in Morrowind.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

I saw ESO has a Morrowind expansion coming, so that had me excited, but all they advertised was Dwemer junkpiles and literally just a bear. Where are my giant bugs, Bethesda?

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

I saw ESO has a Morrowind expansion coming, so that had me excited, but all they advertised was Dwemer junkpiles and literally just a bear. Where are my giant bugs, Bethesda?

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:53 PM

Okay, so I started Oblivion. A few notes.

I was worried about some "Damn you muscle memory" type moments. But really it only took a little bit amount of time to get used to it. Though I may want to put off playing Skyrim for a while so I'm not fighting that muscle memory.

Arrows actually have weight to them. I mean, negligible weight, but still weight. That's kind of a rude awakening after being able to collect arrows with impunity in Skyrim.

The menu's are a bit cumbersome compared to Skyrim. But I'm navigating them alright.

And it also looks like the leveling system is completely different. So I'm going to have to relearn it.

Wait...I just got arrested for *checks menu* murder? What? I didn't murder anyone. What the? I mean, unless I was in battle and there was friendly fire...I didn't murder anyone. *sighs*

Anwaaaaaay! I like the colors more here. The grass is actually green. Sky is blue. Everything in Skyrim was so dark and dreary. Which is fine. But it's nice to have something a bit more light.

But dang...the races are uuuuuugly! I had to really work to get my Khajiit to something passible.

All in all...pretty good start. I inticipate a lot of fun with this.
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

Yeah, oblivion suffers from potato face pretty badly. The voices will get really repetitive, really fast. The entire game world is covered by one criminal system too, so no running to another hold to get away from your crimes.

 

Yeah, the UI is pretty clunky when you compare it to skyrim, but if you started there it's fairly straightforward and easy to understand.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:21 AM

So...the original games. Were they PC only? And what were they like? Anyone play Elder Scrolls 1 or 2?



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:52 AM

The original games are best viewed through a zoo window...

 

 


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:59 AM

Yeah, I tried to go back and play... one of them, I can't remember which, but it was clunky as hell.  Might have been OK back in the day, but today it's a frustrating nonsensical mess.

 

Oblivion is weird.  It's a halfway step between Morrowind and Skyrim and feels like the awkward, unloved stepchild in retrospect.  At the time, I loved it, though XD


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:23 AM

Also the spinoffs:

 

 


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