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@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2018 - 04:34 PM)

I still got that Pikachu Edition Gameboy Color from back in the day. Yellow and Blue and with Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Togepi on the screen.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2018 - 04:30 PM)

Quote of the day: I either need bourbon or aspirin, and I'm pretty sure the liquor cabinet is closer than the medicine chest.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 September 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I don't recall any Pokedex themed DS or Game Boy, but plenty of Pokemon-themed ones. My favourite, and the one I've got myself, was the Pokemon Red/Blue themed 3DS with the swappable faceplates that came out around the time the original games were made available via digital download

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 September 2018 - 02:30 PM)

I'm fairly certain Nintendo has done Pokéball red and white, but I don't know about specific Pokédex colors.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2018 - 11:10 AM)

random thought: has Nintendo ever made a 3DS that looks like a Pokedex? because that seems like a GOLDMINE waiting to happen...

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2018 - 03:23 AM)

Wiigii! Titans Return Grotusque for only 60 Euros (actually 70 but I somehow had an eBay gift card for reasons that escape me) with free shipping from within my own country!

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2018 - 03:02 AM)

That was the plan for Predators too with the Super Predators.

@  Waspinator : (21 September 2018 - 01:46 AM)

So, apparently in the new Predator movie, the Predators don't hunt us for honor or the challenge or anything like that, but because they're stealing human DNA to modify themselves. Congrats Hollywood, on making a monster far less cool and scary.

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2018 - 08:46 AM)

I only started playing it recently so I don't know what it was like before. Actually surprised they haven't finished the story yet. Then again, unless they introduce another world it's pretty much just Maleficent and whatever the Foretellers are playing at left.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 September 2018 - 08:30 AM)

Geeze.. I reloaded up Kingdom Hearts X for the first time in a long time. That game has massivily inflated from when I played it when it first launced in the US.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Leader-1!

@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)

Uuuhhhhhh.......

@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.

@  Arazyr : (11 September 2018 - 10:44 AM)

...Now I want a Transformer that turns into a castle.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 09:37 AM)

You should be careful man, lots of allsparkers life in castle law states. It's a good way to get shot you know.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 September 2018 - 09:35 AM)

Which house? Mine? Dammit I thought I locked my door!

@  GrungeWerX : (11 September 2018 - 01:20 AM)

GrungeWerX in tha HOUSE!!! WOOT!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2018 - 11:54 PM)

There's been consistently good sc-fi flicks; most just fly under the radar as lower-budget or indie pictures

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:28 PM)

If you can forget about that garbage Ghost in the Shell feature...

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:27 PM)

Upgrade is a GREAT dark sci fi throwback film. Kind of feels like the genre has been nailing some good stuff after a LONG time of drek

@  Sabrblade : (10 September 2018 - 06:34 PM)

Hey, Steve is a Vehicon!

@  abates : (10 September 2018 - 04:44 PM)

I thought it was spelled "Stege".

@  Arazyr : (10 September 2018 - 02:10 PM)

So, "I before E, except after Siege"? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 September 2018 - 01:59 PM)

Memorandum to all: the word "siege" is spelled with the "i" before the "e".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 September 2018 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday to Star Trek and Star Trek: The Animated Series!

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2018 - 07:55 AM)

*smacks TMM upside the head*

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 September 2018 - 02:51 AM)

& Knuckles.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2018 - 11:01 PM)

Re: Coded?

@  Waspinator : (07 September 2018 - 09:14 PM)

Final Fantasy: The Movie: The Game: Pocket Edition HD Boogaloo

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 September 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Funny thing is, I think the pocket edition graphics give the game more personality.

@  MEDdMI : (06 September 2018 - 11:10 PM)

Final Finception


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#1 Wheelimus

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:43 AM

Welp we just wrapped up a 32 team round robin race to destruction and we'd like to hear what everyone thought. What did you enjoy, what can we do better next year, ideas, and so on.

 

Tell us what you think and we'll plan to see you all back in very late summer/early fall with Survivor: Dinobot Island!


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I thought the theme and character choices were pretty weak. There was no real rhyme or rhythm to them other than "what did the staff think would be funny", and the "race" aspect didn't really come across that well.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

I like how ties were handled this year. The endless feud between Sideways and Cogman became a sort of game within a game.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:47 PM

Credit SoS for the tiebreaker call as my gut reaction was to do boring revotes. He was very much right.

 

Sorry you didn't enjoy it this year Broadside. Not to go too deep into this but I felt like we were in a tough spot where a mostly entirely new creative team was forced to follow up three consecutive MM's where the official properties made the direction perfect and obvious (combiners, Masters with the mass return of headmasters to the brand, tying in with the major IDW event) and we felt strongly that doing so again (something all Primes) would have been a bust. We decided to go with a broad range concept and make our innovation the enhanced characterization and in match storytelling. Which was not perfect and we did our best with.

 

I'll be critical to myself and say that March Mayhem 5 will probably be better if I don't have to write 15/32 bios and all of the fight intros (though Copper Bezel killed it on the bonus rounds though) because I realize my writing style is take it or leave it. But that's why we're getting ready to do another hiring initiative for the staff and get some new blood into the mix as we move towards doing more of these events each year.

 

Thanks everyone for any feedback, don't hold back. Whether you loved it or hated it.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

I agree with Broadside that the team choices felt a bit weakly themed and random. The theme of a race or demolition derby (which was it, exactly?) could've been stronger but I'm also used to the brackets being vague in general, so that doesn't bother me as much. It's usually not specifically "who would win in a fight" or "which character do you like more" or such, it's left up to the voters, which is how it should be IMO (I'll always point to the GameFAQs character battles as the shining example of these).

 

I'm not a fan of including non-Transformer characters either, to be blunt. And recognizing that I'm probably in the extreme minority on this one, but overall I'm not a fan of wackyness/randomness as a built-in theme. Let that come naturally from upsets or other results (like the eternal Sideways/Cogman tie). Baking it in from the get-go with stuff like Salt-Man Z and Steven Universe vs. Tracks and Rick & Morty goes too far the other direction. Maybe we'll never really get more than 50 people voting, but to me it'd be interesting to do something a bit more 'scientific' or census-y, such as a bracket full of every non-show Beast Wars character. Or every Decepticon leader, or every version of Optimus Prime, etc. Just sorta get the pulse of the fandom on stuff like that. Which is probably why my favorite one was the first (combiners) since it was a strong category that I was interested in seeing the results of.


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#6 Zamuel

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

I agree and disagree with some of the sentiment on team choices. Some felt entirely random and I didn't care for the 100% non TF characters getting added in. Left me wondering whose whims were being invoked for those choices to get added in. On the other end, some were surprisingly perfect. I liked a few of the out there choices like adding Salt Man-Z and doing his whole bio in Spanish. A few of the battles wound up a bit memorable due to these disparate choices. I'm okay with scratching my head at a few choices when I feel like the team did a good job of including way more than just G1 and including some of the lesser known parts of G1.

The other major concern brought up was the race theme or or more of the lack of follow through on that. Fighting could have been kept in line with the theme due to a demolition derby type narration which would have separated it from the fights of previous years. Some of the characters were perfect for a race theme considering some literally participated in races in their continuities. Still, it felt more of a (majorly) missed opportunity than outright bad.
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

Actually, I do have an aside for March Mayhem but not for this particular showing. Rather, it's about archiving after the polls are over. Currently, The Space Bridge is like this:

Friends of The Allspark
  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
Allspark March Mayhem II
Allspark March Mayhem
Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
Big Post Archive
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Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
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I think it would be more organized and a better usage of screen space if it was like this:

Friends of The Allspark
  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
March Mayhem Archives
  • Allspark March Mayhem
  • Allspark March Mayhem II
  • Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
  • Allspark March Mayhem IV: Sparky Races!
    • MEET THE COMBATANTS!
    • Match Archives
Allspark Archives
  • Big Post Archive
  • Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
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#8 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:18 AM

I think the Primes thing could have been fun, pairing a Prime Master with a different Transformer and having them duke it out. Maybe include OP, Rodimus, and Primal to round it out.

It would be smaller, but that's not always worse.

I just wish I'd gotten to vote in the first round or two.

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#9 Wheelimus

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

Actually, I do have an aside for March Mayhem but not for this particular showing. Rather, it's about archiving after the polls are over. Currently, The Space Bridge is like this:

Friends of The Allspark

  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
Allspark March Mayhem II
Allspark March Mayhem
Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
Big Post Archive
Iacon Art Archives
Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
Transformers Fake News


 
I think it would be more organized and a better usage of screen space if it was like this:

Friends of The Allspark
  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
March Mayhem Archives
  • Allspark March Mayhem
  • Allspark March Mayhem II
  • Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
  • Allspark March Mayhem IV: Sparky Races!
    • MEET THE COMBATANTS!
    • Match Archives
Allspark Archives
  • Big Post Archive
  • Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
  • Iacon Art Archives
  • Transformers Fake News

 

 

Probably not today because Wrestlemania Sunday but consider this soon to be done. Great idea.


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#10 Fear or Courage

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:02 PM

See, I don't mind non-Transformers taking part, but I think they need to have some sort of connection to the franchise. Joes and MASK are one thing, but Rick and Morty and Steven Universe were too random.

 

Also, Wheelimus, it was an admirable effort to put out all the writing you did in the amount of time you did. That being said, as constructive criticism, I think you want someone to do an edit of it for grammar, style and readability before it gets posted. It was rough around the edges.



#11 Copper Bezel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

That we can definitely do. = ] 

 

I'm a little surprised at the response to the non-TF-related characters, I gotta say. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

I'm not a fan of including non-Transformer characters either, to be blunt. 

 

Agreed for emphasis.

(I'm fine with non-Transformers who come from the Transformers franchise being used as partners, as was the case with Verity, but all participants should be Transformers-franchise characters.)



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

Could you expand on that a bit? What don't you like about the idea of involving other franchises, specifically?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

Good old fashioned disinterest, yay!

I also wonder if some people see it as diluting magical toy creation power outside of any thoughts of diluting the theme.

 
As far as next year, I'd argue in favor of fewer teams if the staff is attempting full five bot teams. It would leave more breathing room for planning and fiction unless you really feel you can handle the workload.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:29 PM

Could you expand on that a bit? What don't you like about the idea of involving other franchises, specifically?

 

Seems to me the burden of proof (if that's really the right way to put this) should be on "why should we include non-TF-franchise characters?" This is a TF board. We do TF stuff here.


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#16 Copper Bezel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

Good old fashioned disinterest, yay!

I also wonder if some people see it as diluting magical toy creation power outside of any thoughts of diluting the theme.

Fair enough. Thanks. = ] 


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:09 PM

Oh, that's a good point, I think we do now have this well-established "MM leads to toy" feeling hanging around and it probably does colour how some people view the event. 

 

Personally I went into it this year resigned to the fact that we would not recapture that magic again, but fingers crossed! Sad to break the streak. 


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:49 AM

You mean it would be sad to break the streak, right? It hasn't actually happened yet. X ]


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#19 Wheelimus

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:48 AM

We have a new Starscream. I'll be really shocked if Thundercracker and Skywarp don't follow at some point as they have most every other time. If so streak lives.

 

I don't think we really need another Marissa Fairborn toy and sorry, my predecessors didn't leave instructions on how many virgins I'd have to sacrifice to which totem to get a Buster toy.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:44 AM

I don't know if we're going to get both Thundercracker and Skywarp from PotP Starscream, considering we don't always get all three (I think RiD15 lacked Thundercracker and Studio Series lacked Skywarp), Hasbro shifting things, and PotP Starscream having moderate unpopularity. Also, I really do feel like for it to be part of the streak (if it was ever an actual thing), it would include Buster and Marissa and/or they would be released separately but in close proximity.
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