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@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

hard-to-find-media


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:54 AM

Celebrating 30 years of Mega-Genesis gaming with a new downsized console. 

 

https://www.forbes.c...y/#51e095a93c5d

 

 

No games confirmed yet but I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess Sonic...


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:00 AM

Bah.. Give me a Dreamclast classic!



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:33 PM

I was actually talking with some friends the other day that a Dreamcast Classic would leave me watering at the mouth.

Tho realistically any VMU functionality would have to be re-examined.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:47 PM

Master System and Saturn need love, too!

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:33 PM

I was actually talking with some friends the other day that a Dreamcast Classic would leave me watering at the mouth.

Tho realistically any VMU functionality would have to be re-examined.

 

As wierd as it sounds.. Not really. Bluetooth to a phone app. Instant VMU.



#6 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:53 PM

Or they could skip the vmu functionality altogether. It was never very well used or implemented from what I remember anyway.

 

Edit: I missed a word and it changed the meaning of the sentence.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 15 April 2018 - 05:53 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:37 PM

Or they could skip the vmu functionality altogether. It was never very used or implemented from what I remember anyway.

Some games had some unique functions...but it was NEVER a necessity for any game I can recall.  In fact, I recall some Xbox 360 ports of games still used the same old icons.

 

The big upside with this announcement is that it seems Sega is FINALLY ditching AtGames for this release.  That alone probably makes this worth being interested in.



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:30 PM

Ah heh heh...About AtGames involvement...

 

https://twitter.com/...158110837911552

 

So...that makes this a wait and see at best.

 

Still, hopefully, Alien Soldier, Monster World 4, Gunstar Heroes, Landstalker, Thunder Force 4, M.U.S.H.A.,, Rocket Knight Adventures, and maybe even Pulseman get added to the more regular faces of these Genesis Collections.

 

Say what you will about AtGame's stuff, but they DO include a LOT of games with their products.  We might get more games...just maybe not in a really slick package (and maybe with emulation problems).

 

And...count me in for a Sega Saturn Mini (hopefully done by a more competent company).  At the very least, that would make some of those games PLAYABLE again, if they could make an emulator that would work with the system.


Edited by ZakuConvoy, 14 April 2018 - 09:46 PM.


#9 Rycochet

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:40 AM

The problem with this is they've released a million megadrive/genesis clones already at the low end of the market and devalued the brand. They should have skipped to the Saturn or Dreamcast as they wouldn't be retreads at least.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:38 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=N_f_jqiVVRk

 

Well I have to get this now.

 

That fifth game. I mean holy shit I never thought I'd get to play it.


Edited by videomaster21XX, 16 May 2019 - 12:40 PM.

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#11 tec

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:52 PM

I would much rather have a Saturn Classic plz


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:04 PM

Eh I didn't grow up with a Genesis, or knew anyone who had one, so this is looking really good to me.

I have a Saturn. A classic wouldn't be bad, but like some of the games I'd want are light gun games, and well they won't really work for this kinda thing.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:53 PM

I was on the SNES side of that console war. But I did know some people who had a Genesis. I've also gotten several Genesis collections. Mario and Sonic have long since buried the hatchet. So I got this tonight.

Street Fighter is better on the SNES. Better graphics, better sound...don't have to buy a separate six-button controller to play it right. But it wasn't terrible. I don't like pressing start to choose between punches and kicks, but it was as terrible as I feared either.

Does anyone know if you really need to have played any of the other Phantasy Star games before playing IV? I have access to II, III and IV, But I do not have access to I. If it's like Final Fantasy where you can play them in any order and it doesn't matter because they're all different, great. I'll just dive right into IV. Just wanna make sure first, though.

All in all, it's a nice little system. Though I do think I made the right decision as a kid in choosing the SNES. While I have grown to have a love for several Sega games, I think now I can be totally objective in saying SNES was still better.
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#14 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:41 PM

Does anyone know if you really need to have played any of the other Phantasy Star games before playing IV? I have access to II, III and IV, But I do not have access to I. If it's like Final Fantasy where you can play them in any order and it doesn't matter because they're all different, great. I'll just dive right into IV. Just wanna make sure first, though.

It's kinda like with Dragon Quest.  There's a few references to past games here and there, but you don't really NEED to play the other 3 in order to understand the story for anything.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:31 PM

Thanks. Looks like I'll be starting IV soon then.

Also forgot to say earlier, I was not expecting Megaman on this, but holy crap it has Megaman! And it is glorious!

I also like that you can get back to the main menu holdinggthe start button on the controller instead of getting up and pressing the reset on the console. The controller cord is also nice and lengthy.

Hope Nintendo learns from this for the N64 mini.
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