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@  wonko the sane? : (22 September 2018 - 01:53 PM)

So apparently some models of air-conditioner are on trays inside the case, so they can be removed for easy access to the internals. I did not know that two hours ago: and have since cleaned three. It's been a learning kind of day.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 September 2018 - 09:15 AM)

There's probably been a Pokedex-themed 3DS cover.

@  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


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#1 Maruten

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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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