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@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM)

Canadian bacon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 09:15 AM)

And the even more important question is: is that ballpit deep enough to conceal a body... what?

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 05:35 AM)

THe more important question is if they have a ball pit

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2018 - 10:18 PM)

How many attendees on average does TFcon get? And how about TFNation?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 06:31 PM)

I stopped reading it.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 06:04 PM)

If talking about it here is all it takes to get you, why hasn't the oreo thread killed you yet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. Of your stomach.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

Hey man, how you deal with yo problems is yo bidness.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 04:08 PM)

I did no such thing! I am innocent of the pop tart corruption!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 02:57 PM)

You guys made me buy cinnamon roll Pop Tarts today.

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:38 PM)

@D Immortalis Just fill the bag with air first and pop that? XP Oh, and you won't like that I grew up microwaving them more often than actually toasting. ;)

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:37 PM)

@MEDdMI Yeah, the even more artificial flavors like S'more are the ones that usually taste good cold. There exceptions... I think it was Sugar Cookie that needed to be toasted...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 02:19 PM)

And.. Amazon is borked.

@  Donocropolis : (16 July 2018 - 05:55 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw - Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered him and P/CP

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Repugnus up

@  Paladin : (15 July 2018 - 07:41 PM)

or add peanut butter.

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Nuke them enough in the microwave....?

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 06:43 PM)

if po tarts dont POP then they become a lie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 05:10 PM)

I typically just went for the traditional flavours... I think mostly Rasberry or Strawberry. I'll have to pick up a box next time I'm out

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

@Otaku I've tried that too with a few of them. I liked the soda flavored ones they had. Too bad they were limited. :(

@  Otaku : (15 July 2018 - 03:48 PM)

@D Immortalis Most Pop-Tarts I like are better eaten frozen... and the only reason I started doing that is because Pop-Tarts commercials told me to try them that way. XD

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:36 AM

I haven't played a God of War game since the first one launched, but this seems to be getting people worked up.

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Given that, miraculously and unlike most game companions of this nature, the child is apparently not a suicidal disaster who will unite the world in hate, I'm really looking forward to the whole father/son angle. And I'm always happy to applaud these efforts to take old, tired one-dimensional dudes and rehabilitate or legitimise them; I'm kind of expecting this to be the new New Tomb Raider, that's the feeling I get. Cartoony nonsense-person reborn in game of substance. And I dig Norse mythology so that helps too.

Lot of people saying the Leviathan Axe is one of gaming's great weapons, so keen to check that out.

April 20. Some reviews:

https://www.polygon....review-ps4-2018
https://www.techrada...d-of-war-review
http://au.ign.com/ar...d-of-war-review
https://www.giantbom...eview/1900-782/
https://www.kotaku.c...-kotaku-review/

Just seems like everyone super loves it. Like to a crazy degree.

I want to say that the recasting is a bummer, but... that might be giving too much credit to the original series.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

The reviews are wanking it like it's the second coming of Christ. I'm sure it's a fine game but I'll be picking up Yakuza 6 next week instead.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:11 PM

Yeah, I hate it when reviewers give high scores to games they enjoy! ;)

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:27 PM

Hey, I'm suspicious of hyperbole, sue me!


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:44 PM

I'd normally feel the same to some degree, but the reviews I've read are very convincing. Like, everyone just sounds very sincere and the praise seems fairly robust and substantial. Of course some of it is probably bullshit, but fingers crossed!

I've never played a Yakuza game, I'm keen to get on that too.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

well...Dear Sweet Monkey Chicken this game is AWESOME~!

 

really, so far my only complaint is with the controls...having to use R1 and R2 for attacks is really uncomfortable for me...but I'm sure with time it'll grow on me. I'm just super impressed with all the aspects of it so far...hell, even the KID is good and not just some tacky crappy tacked on annoyance.

 

Also, I dunno if anyone here got one of the special editions, but if you did, do you have any idea how to equip the Deaths Vow armor or change the Shield? I know I input the code and it worked (the artbook and the comic are nice touches), but no option for a wardrobe change.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:59 PM

Ok, so with everything going on with me...ive been a total idiot with this game, lol

 

you can change the combat settings to make them more old school...makes this ALOT more fun and easier to control.

 

and it appears that you can change your armor sometime around the fight with The Stranger.

 

now that the controls feel more natural and ive spent even more time with the game...this is just an amazing all around experience/.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:48 PM

Yeah, I've played a few hours and I'm very glad this found its way onto my radar. I've already had some absolutely jaw-dropping fights and some stunning moments outside of combat as well. This is one of those games full of memorable experiences, and what more can we ask from our entertainment?

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GOW18 is a stunning achievement and everyone who worked on it has contributed to one of those Something Special games I think.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:47 PM

I've been hearing good things but I've also heard that the game kills a lot of the staples from the previous God of War games. I'm kinda curious how much of the previous games DNA is still in this game. Or simply put I'm curious if it Is a great God of War game, or is it just a great game with a God of War title and characters.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:31 AM

I'd say second... which IMO is much better than being the first.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:57 AM

Yeah, having played a little of the first game and nothing since, I'm not sure what the answer is. I'm also not sure how much it matters. I feel like what old school fans want from a GOW game is presumably awesome combat and hacking people in half, and this game gives you that. So, fingers crossed. It's definitely a very different game, and it may suffer less from "not being what GOW was" and more from "having that, but jamming in too much less-hackingy stuff on the side".

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 01:32 AM

I mean it's not necessarily a bad thing to be a different game with a series skin on it. That's what Castlevania SotN was and I think just about everyone considers that to have been an amazing game and healthy turning point for the series. But at the same time it can be a bad thing as we have seen with other games.

 

I guess mostly I wanted to know so I didn't go into it expecting one thing and then finding out that it's no where near that thing at all. Even if the game is great if it's too far off what you were wanting/expecting it can end up leaving a sour taste.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:01 AM

Absolutely. I'm sure there must be classic GOW fans who don't dig the new flavour. And they're entitled to feel that way, but those goofballs will miss out of the GO(W)TY so I feel sad for them. :)

In fact I feel SUPER sad for them because obviously, given the reception, this is what God of War will be for the foreseeable future. Which sounds great to me, but I get that it will be a bummer for dudes who love the grumpy teen goth 90s-Image-book vibe of the original games.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

Yeah honestly I havn't even played the game yet and I feel a bit bummed at the idea that we might not see another classic style GoW. It was very much about running around a mythological version of ancient Greece brutally and un-remorsefully killing anatomically correct monsters in giant showy displays with your double chain blades. Feels like if the series wanted to distance itself from that, it at the very least shouldn't have gone with making Kratos a part of the new series.

 

eh I will give it a shot but I'm just remembering the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and how amazingly not Tomb Raider that game ended up feeling.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:17 PM

Ha, just like with GOW that was basically my first TR game and it blew me away. :)

There is plenty of Cutting Up Big Monster Dudes in GOW18, but there's sometimes a lot of quiet wandering between set pieces which I assume to be at odds with the traditional Kratos experience. The big fights are absolutely hugging spectacular though. As are many of the little ones I guess.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:17 PM

So basically this is "God of War, but with all the laughable tryhard grimdarkness gone and Kratos being made into a decent character?" Hm. Color me interested.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

I read that there's no sex mini game. Boo!

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

So basically this is "God of War, but with all the laughable tryhard grimdarkness gone and Kratos being made into a decent character?" Hm. Color me interested.

 

Pretty much exactly that I'd say. Looking back on the original games... it really is a bit ridiculous. 

 

But this game is absolutely stunning and will definitely turn Kratos into a more legitimate contender for Actual Person That People Totally Love. Not that there's anything wrong with "blood-soaked screaming maniac" necessarily, OG Kratos I'm sure still has fans and that's cool. But he's more well-rounded now and it's something to see.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:53 PM

The thing was.. Even the OG Kratos in GoW 1 worked... he followed the steps of a Greek tragedy, It was 2 and beyond he was just "Anger for anger's sake"



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:10 AM

The original trilogy sorta followed the progression of Kratos from standard Greek "hero" through the descent into madness that follows from it. He was always a tragic character, albeit never a pitiable one, since 90% of what happens to him is his own fault. It was mostly the prequels that were bad about making him a stereotype rageaholic.

A few hours into the game now. It is definitely not like the old games, combat is much slower-paced and more deliberate instead of flailing with chains everywhere. And I've managed to wander into a few areas I shouldn't be in yet and gotten murdered pretty badly. Enjoying it so far, though. Atreus isn't making me want to throw him off a cliff, always a plus with child helpers in games.



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