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@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.


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#21 Caldwin

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:11 PM

2/21/20...we have a hugging date!



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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:27 PM

Beyond stoked for this. I have faith in naught dog

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 07:06 PM

I just started a New Game + of the first one in preperation for Part II. It sure has been a while. I'm not complaining about having to go through the tutorial again.
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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

Okay, this is the first time I've ever spent more than $100 for a game. But:

  • 48 page Mini Art Book
  • SteelBook Case
  • 12" Ellie Statue
  • Lithograph
  • 6 pins
  • 5 stickers
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • PSN Avatars
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Ellie's Bracelet

So, yeah, thank goodness I've got a few months to lawaway this cost off. But dang I can't wait for this!


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:48 PM

And I'm done! What was that, four, five days? These second playthroughs certainly go by much faster. I absolutely can't wait until part II comes out. 


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:07 PM

So how bad is this...

 

I have the digital version of this game. I've done a normal play through and a new game + play through. So obviously I should be happy with a digital version.

 

But tonight I had a Target giftcard from work and I saw it for $8. So I got the physical version to this even though I already had the digital. 

 

I guess this wouldn't be too bad. I get physical versions of games I already have all the time. But this wasn't even the black label. This his was the Playstation Hits version.


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:06 PM

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The lady at the local Gamestop saw I had the special edition preordered. So she got these in today along with sone Dual Sock 4s and called to she she'd let me have first crack at them. I just recently got a new Dual Shock controller, so I passed on that. But I've been wanting a decent set of gamer headphones for a while. And being Last of Us themed...they're pretty sweet!
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Posted 18 June 2020 - 08:42 AM

1 more day. The anticipation is killing me. No early release for me though. :(
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Posted 18 June 2020 - 03:48 PM

I'm gonna have to come up with some excuses to send my kids to bed early this weekend so I can play it. They've been getting to stay up later now that school's officially out. I can't handle staying up till 3AM playing games anymore.  :doh



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Posted 19 June 2020 - 07:57 PM

I don't want to do spoilers, not even in tags because it can be too tempting. I'm just going to say the story just got set into motion and Ellie just left town to start her quest.

Brutal, gutwrenchijg, holy shit quotient is through the hugging roof. I'm floored. Like, truly shell shocked here.
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:02 PM

I've heard its story does no favors to the LGBTQ community.

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:10 PM

I haven't gotten too far into it, but, I mean, Ellie, the main character, is gay. Are there any specific examples you can give without spoilers?

There was one bit so far that got only the slightest bit preachy. But so far it hasn't been beat you over the head SJW.
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 04:09 PM

I've heard its story does no favors to the LGBTQ community.

This store does no favors to any community. They let the praise they got for the first game go to their head and made something insufferably pretentious and preachy. Even the positive reviews comment on how it hits you over the head with moral lessons nobody ever were in question about and try and make you empathize with the wrong people at the wrong time. It has been likened repeatedly to a misery simulator or torture porn.



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Posted 20 June 2020 - 04:33 PM

I haven't gotten too far into it, but, I mean, Ellie, the main character, is gay. Are there any specific examples you can give without spoilers?

From what I've heard, there's a trans character in the game that is used very inappropriately and gets deadnamed constantly.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:08 AM

Okay, if I said the words: Joker, Jason Todd and crowbar; I think everyone would know what I mean.

 

 I kinda knew it would happen because of trailers I've seen. What the trailer doesn't tell you is that this isn't just a cinematic. The game gives you button prompts, forcing you to actually be the one doing this. 
 

I...I need to go do something else for an hour or so.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 12:54 PM

My progress has been pretty slow due to only being able to play after the kids go to sleep. Only just got to day 2 last night. Definitely brutal so far, though that was fully expected.

 

This comment caught my attention

 

Even the positive reviews

 

so I took a quick look at Metacritic. After taking a glance at some other PS4 games for comparison, I don't for a second believe that there have been 30,000 real user reviews submitted for the game already. Looks like someone's trying hard to tank its user score.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:34 PM

My progress has been pretty slow due to only being able to play after the kids go to sleep. Only just got to day 2 last night. Definitely brutal so far, though that was fully expected.

 

This comment caught my attention

 

Even the positive reviews

 

so I took a quick look at Metacritic. After taking a glance at some other PS4 games for comparison, I don't for a second believe that there have been 30,000 real user reviews submitted for the game already. Looks like someone's trying hard to tank its user score.

I was talking about actual reviews. Like for example the "misery simulator" comment came from Kotaku review. The torture porn comment actually is one that's been following around Part 2 since the trailers came out, dotted commentary over the last couple years referring it to that. I think one site combined the two into Misery Porn.

 

I've been watching people play it. I've been watching people stop playing it because they said they couldn't take anymore of it. Watched one dude destroy his disk. There is no doubt that people are review bombing it on metacritic but there are plenty of real life people going "This is not an experience I want to subject myself to anymore" and even with review bots bombing it there are plenty of social media posts echoing the same thing.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:54 PM

I got curious and read the summary of the plot.

 

Remember when we used to play games for the entertainment value and to escape the misery of reality? This trend of absolute nihilistic fatalism really has to stop.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:33 PM

I got curious and read the summary of the plot.
 
Remember when we used to play games for the entertainment value and to escape the misery of reality? This trend of absolute nihilistic fatalism really has to stop.


It really doesn't. There's plenty of other games out there that fill those needs. Nintendo as a company pretty much caters exclusively to that. Some people enjoy these things. Let them.
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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:43 PM

 


Some people enjoy these things. Let them.

Never said I wasn't.

 

Just saying the nihilistic fatalist bend "Entertainment" has taken in the 21st Century is a tired, depressing one. And no, Nintendo isn't immune from it either, seeing as how their biggest property at the moment features effective indentured servitude to pay off financial debt.





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