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@  Maximus Ambus : (29 September 2020 - 01:35 AM)

Ever notice Kath SOucie's Janine in the later episodes of Real Ghostbusters sounds like Tara Strong's Sari Sumdac?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:10 PM)

I wish they were more universal like Beast Wars, Animated or Prime and as professionally done,

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:06 PM)

The Netflix shows are done for adults, the Generation toyline is for adults who grew up with G1.

@  Sabrblade : (28 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Who said it ever was?

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Whatever happened to WFC Earthrise being a kids show X'D

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 11:43 AM)

Cool, my last tablet couldn't run it, and I stopped caring by the time I got the new one. So thanks!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:27 AM)

There are crossover characters, but the amount and distribution... Marvel Vs Capcom this ain't.  If @wonko the sane? my bad!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:21 AM)

I've been playing for *checks account* 1002 days, 23 hours.  So, by 2021, it will have been three years.  I think it takes place in its own continuity, largely inspired by G1 but borrowing from other places.

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

@wonko the sane? Can only speak for Earth Wars, but so few they're easy to forget.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 07:39 AM)

Didn't they already do the across universes thing in that tablet game?

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:30 AM)

Also, make the setting an amalgamation of different Transformers series, rather than based on a specific one. Bring in things like 'Sentinel Major' as the primo Autobot jerk, and sleek car mode Vehicons as the Decepticons' basic grunt.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:27 AM)

KT just needs to incorporate the vehicle modes into the combat system, like Platinum did for Devastation, so they're for more than just wheeling it across the battlefield. =P

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:25 AM)

Transformers: Warriors of Cybertron! =D

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (28 September 2020 - 05:15 AM)

I want a Power Rangers Mosu. I would also take a Transformers Mosu. :D

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 September 2020 - 04:50 AM)

It even ended on a sequel hook.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 04:40 AM)

Man, I just want another Devastation game... =(

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 September 2020 - 01:53 AM)

Aren't TFs way more varied than Joes, as far as they'd work in gameplay? Like, Omega Supreme is vastly different from Bumblebee.

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

Hell, ripoff Super Robot Wars withTFs

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

IDK they could make something like FF tactics or Fire Emblem ripoff with Robots and i'd buy it

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 09:43 PM)

See, I feel GI Joe (with it's varied cast) is a better fit for a strategy game, where as Transformers feels more suited for a shooter.

@  Maruten : (27 September 2020 - 08:28 PM)

I might give them points for making a strategy game if it's actually a good strategy game.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:48 PM)

I mean, points for making a strategy game instead of third person shooter, but: urrrrgggg. Cyberverse.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:47 PM)

A transformers game for the switch? *checks* Urrrggg... cyberverse...

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 06:28 PM)

October will be a big month for Hasbro fans: Zoids, GI Joe AND Transformers all have brand new console games. All on the Switch at that!

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 09:04 AM)

At least in animated he was more driven than just "loyal bootlick".

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 08:29 AM)

Oof, That's a huge downgrade

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 September 2020 - 02:35 AM)

After rewatching Animated Sound and Fury, in my head canon Titans Return Soundwave is that Soundwave.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:09 PM)

On an unrelated note: I just got the BBTS email about kingdom pre-orders... and even the stuff I don't want I'm perfectly willing to get if it means I can have the rest of it.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:08 PM)

It's digimon. So first one, then the other.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

50/50 odds, it's either a helicopter with limbs, or a scantily-clad human with heli blades on their back. If female, 90% odds on the second one.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 September 2020 - 12:39 PM)

I read that as "Helicoptermon" and wondered what kind of Digimon that was.

@  Bass X0 : (26 September 2020 - 12:35 PM)

Helicopter-mom, transform!

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker


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#1 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:29 PM

Hawaii has introduced a bill to make Loot boxes illegal.

 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:33 AM

An excellent idea!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:47 AM

This... could really ruin the whole microtransaction thing. FINALLY. Cut off the companies excuse to moneytize incomplete games.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:05 AM

Very happy to hear this, hopefully the bills will be passed and the other states will also do similar legislation.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:15 AM

Im not on WiFi so I cant watch the video...so by loot boxes is this this geek subscription services where you get stuff in the mail, or is it referring to some kind of IAP I must not be aware of.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

Im not on WiFi so I cant watch the video...so by loot boxes is this this geek subscription services where you get stuff in the mail, or is it referring to some kind of IAP I must not be aware of.

 

I believe it's those types of in-game transactions where you pay for the chance to possibly win something.  By something I mean in-game currency, weapons, or other benefits.

 

I think this is all coming about (mainly) due to the Star Wars EA game.


I didn't watch the video though.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:36 AM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

Lots of games use a similar style of micro-transaction, most games like overwatch and TF use some kind of loot box somehow to insentivize players to keep playing. EA, of course, pushed it way too far and someone had to step in to stop it.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

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This sounds like the worst trucking company ever.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:27 PM

Lots of games use a similar style of micro-transaction, most games like overwatch and TF use some kind of loot box somehow to insentivize players to keep playing. EA, of course, pushed it way too far and someone had to step in to stop it.

 

I am so hoping this puts a huge dent into Overwatch.  That mediocre, overrated lobby shooter really needs to be knocked off it's pedestal.  I do blame it partly for the scourge of loot boxes that has started.  While they existed before its debut, just look at how common they are in a lot of MMO's, especially Korean ones, Overwatch really popularized them in a mainstream, non-niche game.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

DCUO has really been pushing these things lately as "time capsules" and it's kinda bull.

Fortunately I have some stored up "free" cash with my yearly sub so I don't have to spend any real additional money if I'm curious about the contents.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:13 PM

Finally.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:39 PM

 

Lots of games use a similar style of micro-transaction, most games like overwatch and TF use some kind of loot box somehow to insentivize players to keep playing. EA, of course, pushed it way too far and someone had to step in to stop it.

 

I am so hoping this puts a huge dent into Overwatch.  That mediocre, overrated lobby shooter really needs to be knocked off it's pedestal.  I do blame it partly for the scourge of loot boxes that has started.  While they existed before its debut, just look at how common they are in a lot of MMO's, especially Korean ones, Overwatch really popularized them in a mainstream, non-niche game.

 

Hate on Overwatch if you want, but it's system allows earning the boxes without extra payment and everything in them is cosmetic only. Other companies took it too far (EA) and made it so gameplay enhancing items and progression could be gained with these paid boxes unfairly shifting the game in favor of those with money to burn.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

 

 

Lots of games use a similar style of micro-transaction, most games like overwatch and TF use some kind of loot box somehow to insentivize players to keep playing. EA, of course, pushed it way too far and someone had to step in to stop it.

 

I am so hoping this puts a huge dent into Overwatch.  That mediocre, overrated lobby shooter really needs to be knocked off it's pedestal.  I do blame it partly for the scourge of loot boxes that has started.  While they existed before its debut, just look at how common they are in a lot of MMO's, especially Korean ones, Overwatch really popularized them in a mainstream, non-niche game.

 

Hate on Overwatch if you want, but it's system allows earning the boxes without extra payment and everything in them is cosmetic only. Other companies took it too far (EA) and made it so gameplay enhancing items and progression could be gained with these paid boxes unfairly shifting the game in favor of those with money to burn.

 

 

Doesn't matter if it is cosmetic or not, it is still gambling.  A Lawmaker is not going to care if this gives a power boost or not, as you are still having underage people engage in a potentially addictive practice.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:13 PM

The problem is microtransactions. If it's just unlocking stuff while playing the game, then hey, that's how every video game works. You play to get new loot to play more. Letting people buy their way to victory just makes it impossible for anyone else to compete without also spending money. It's a terrible practice.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

And that's the difference between EA and other microtransactions.  It's not anything new in video games it's EA who decided to break the Golden Goose.  As long as everything was just cosmetics it was fine.  Hell, TF2's loot boxes that contain different weapons don't radically change the game because much because of how much balancing Valve does.  But EA's the ones who put Darth Vader in a lootbox so they shat the pool for everyone.

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:24 PM

I am so hoping this puts a huge dent into Overwatch.  That mediocre, overrated lobby shooter really needs to be knocked off it's pedestal.  I do blame it partly for the scourge of loot boxes that has started.  While they existed before its debut, just look at how common they are in a lot of MMO's, especially Korean ones, Overwatch really popularized them in a mainstream, non-niche game.

 

I think you could make a case for "overrated", I know a lot of people who hate Overwatch just because too many other people like it. I don't really understand that mentality, but go for it. If it's mediocre I must have terrible taste because I've played it almost every day since launch over a year ago and it's given me more consistent and ongoing fun than basically any video game I've played in the last thirty years. 

 

Picking Overwatch as the poster child for Loot Boxes Must Be Destroyed is just silly, because as noted above the contents are only cosmetic and have no bearing on gameplay so it's really tangential to the shitstorm that kicked off this whole drama I think. Also, you don't ever have to buy a loot box in Overwatch, you'll generally get at least three or four free boxes just for playing for a week.

 

If spending money on a box which contains an unknown item from a known set of possible items is that big a problem, then TRU is in worse trouble than we realised because loot boxes are hardly the only manifestation of that model that is popular today. 

 

But anyway, that's getting off track. I'm sure we'll see other areas trying to put this kind of legislation in place soon, but I wonder how it can be enforced? Will game publishers or console makers just block people from playing the games in question if they reside in a certain place? Do you just lose your PSN subscription because access to the store is too risky? Obviously the loot boxes aren't just going to be universally shut down across every game on Earth with microntransactions or etc (unless/until they're more widely banned obviously). It's very interesting. Hawaii's path should be fascinating to watch. 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:59 PM

This will not hold up. Its no more gambling than buying any trading, gaming, or sports cards.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:17 AM

The title and original post are misleading.  This is about proposed laws to require package labeling or restrict sales to minors.  Nothing about actually making them illegal.


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