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@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.


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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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