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@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2018 - 03:10 AM)

I just realised that Unsolved Mysteries has the same initials as Ultra Magnus.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (22 June 2018 - 05:18 AM)

Yeah, really... what a shitshow.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2018 - 04:53 AM)

This week has been an almost unmitigated damn nightmare. It can go die in some metaphorical trash fire where it belongs.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 04:48 AM)

I feel your pain.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 June 2018 - 04:47 AM)

This time ten years ago I was looking forward to Transformers 2.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

There's room enough for five more cabinets.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Once I've settled in and earned money again, I can start with the third wall.

@  Plokatron : (21 June 2018 - 10:05 PM)

I'm still working on my comic just been trying to start up a Custom Lego shop. Won't be too long but I'm still here.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

(really though, great display)

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

you're gonna have a buildup of dinosaur electrons.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

he needs his dino-breathing room! :D

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

Trypticon looks a bit cramped in there, nevermore!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 05:54 PM)

Sad thing is we've thought more about the foam than the show writers ever did. :D

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

https://imgur.com/ky0qGVD

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

Current status of my collection room in my new, still-under-construction apartment:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Depends on whether or not the motive engines for the vehicle mode are the same as the robot mode. Cause we know they use energon for everything.

@  Bass X0 : (21 June 2018 - 05:17 PM)

I was thinking today if Transformers would carry the fuel for their alternate mode in their robot mode? They'd have to, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 June 2018 - 01:28 PM)

I mean, the clear meta reason is so non-Transformers don't die horribly on their ships, but that's not as fun to speculate about.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 10:43 AM)

There's also lots of chemical reactions which only precipite with oxygen.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 09:27 AM)

Oxygen is obviously a native gas on cybertron and also let’s the equipment “breath” so to speak.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:47 AM)

@Wonko; Yeah, but why oxygen? There are a lot of non-flammable gasses they could've used. And we've seen TFs using radio to communicate in vacuum.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2018 - 08:29 AM)

As the Cream of Wheat glugged forth from his meatus, his mind focused on only one thing: Mommy loved him so.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 08:17 AM)

there's lots you can't do in vaccuum. The least of which is audio communication.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Though that begs the question of why a robotic species would keep their ships pressurized with oxygen in the first place.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 07:29 AM)

Guess it's just me playing FTL recently. Opening a few doors out to the void is a good way to deal with fires and rude visitors.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Plus it depends on what part of the ship, can’t easily vent an interior area.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 06:34 AM)

depends on what's wrong. If you need to get something out and away, would also need to have started in a pressurised space to begin with. If you just want to vent extra heat: it wouldn't work as well as vaccuum is an insulator.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 03:12 AM)

If they're in space wouldn't it make more sense just to vent the area affected to vacuum?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 07:16 PM)

I mean the foam was dangerous, but in space they probably put out the fires, then wore the equivalent of a hazmat suit to clean up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Only on special occassions.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2018 - 03:50 PM)

you don't?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I mean, we don't usually use asbestos on our souls.....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 10:11 AM)

*looks at asbestos" Yep... Cause we've never used something harmful as a fire retardant. x.x;

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2018 - 06:32 AM)

fire retardant foam is so powerful it can extinguish even sparks

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I mean, this is a species that can be disabled (possibly fatally after a while?) by flame retardant foam, so yeah.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 01:28 AM)

Transformers are exactly as resilient as the plot needs them to be, so who knows, it could be lethal today.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 June 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Which is why Marvel Megatron was interested in Dr. Biggles-Jones' railgun design and had it grafted onto his G2 tank mode.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 08:43 PM)

Doesn't really matter what transformers are made of. If you send a 10 pound ball of metal flying at a good enough velocity, you will do damage.

@  Soft Snow : (19 June 2018 - 05:53 PM)

A regular cannon that shoots cannon balls and does nothing to other transformers because they are robots but would put a mean whole in the side of your wooden boat...

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

wtf did the shoutbox do to my emoji

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

also @ patchy its whatever your heart desires 😘

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

shes not a drill but she is a grill

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 June 2018 - 05:40 PM)

POTP CINDERSAUR IS A GIRL THIS IS NOT A DRILL

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 June 2018 - 05:18 PM)

A fusion cannon, or just a regular cannon?

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:04 PM)

megatron but he turns into a ford fusion with a cannon badly welded onto the roof

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2018 - 02:22 PM)

My Little Fusion Cannon: Friendship Through Tyranny.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 June 2018 - 02:01 PM)

was that supposed to sound sexual

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 01:55 PM)

I'm pretty sure that megatrons cannon is his best friend, so that friendship is magic stuff won't work.

@  MEDdMI : (19 June 2018 - 01:16 PM)

And then the magic ponies force everyone to be friends FOREVERRRRRRR

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 12:06 PM)

Or... megatron just goes to war against skynet cause he can't stand the competition.


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#1 CastletonSnob

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:42 PM

I don’t see how the Switch’s 3rd party support is any better than the Wii U’s. EA only announced 1 game coming for the console, FIFA 19. It's also not getting KH3 or RDR2. All it's really getting is ports of last-gen games



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:46 PM

Check out the Switch's E-Shop for the answer to that question. The fewer EA games released, the better.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:50 PM

I don't consider EA to be the be-all end-all of 3rd party support.

 

And I'm not sure you realize just how dire Wii U's third party support was. There's a lot of low-to-mid tier western studio working on Switch titles, even if the biggest AAA hitters aren't there. Plus it is getting significant Japanese support.

 

The Wii U was a wasteland in comparison.

 

I'm going to be playing Paladins on Tuesday, for example - which while not Overwatch wouldn't have even been a pipe dream for Wii U, even if it had the specs for it. As well as the rumored, and all but assured Fortnite port likely to be announced at the Nintendo Direct.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:52 PM

The Wii U was the console nobody wanted. I'm still baffled why Nintendo thought it was a good idea.


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#5 Ms Virion

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

The Wii U, from what I can tell in retrospect, is as close to the Switch as they could get with available tech/means at the time. The Switch was the end goal, and the Wii U was the stepping stone to it.

 

I'm not saying it was a great idea to not wait until it was viable, but Nintendo has a tendency to try things too early and come back to it when it's workable, I've noticed. Virtual boy to 3DS, Powerglove to Wii. Wii U to Switch (even if that was merely a generation apart)



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:13 PM

Skyrim, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Fortnight...for starters!

You're worried because worst game company voted several years in a row isn't bringing stuff to the show? Who the hug even cares about EA anymore?


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

All I see is the Switch getting ports of last-gen games and indie games that nobody but hipsters care about. 


Skyrim, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Fortnight...for starters!

You're worried because worst game company voted several years in a row isn't bringing stuff to the show? Who the hug even cares about EA anymore?

Port of a last-gen game, port of an old game, Mega Man 11 is a retro style game, see Skyrim. I'll give you Fortnite, though.

 

Switch isn't getting stuff like COD, Madden, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, or DBZ Fighters. 



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

https://en.wikipedia...do_Switch_games


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:34 PM

OH NO!  THE SWITCH ISN'T GETTING A *redacted* GARGLE *redadcted* GAME!  I GUESS THAT MEANS NINTENDO IS DOOMED!

 

Ironbite-come down from your high horse and realize that e3 has only just begun.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:37 PM

All I see is the Switch getting ports of last-gen games and indie games that nobody but hipsters care about. 

 

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Switch isn't getting stuff like COD, Madden, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, or DBZ Fighters. 

 

"Indie Games nobody but hispters care about" vs Yearly Shooter, Yearly Sportsball, Action Title whose last outing underperformed financially, Effectively a MMO whose architecture isn't compatible, and finally a fighting entry that everyone presumes is going to make its way to Switch eventually, it's just that the Switch was announced too late in the game's development cycle to warrant an immediate port.

 

The era of the mindless Nintendo hate is long since over, man. Switch is the first Nintendo platform I've owned since the N64 and I couldn't be happier with it. There's plenty in the pipeline yet and the indie gaming scene is where the real innovations to the genre are happening. Call of Duty certainly doesn't shake the foundations of the gaming industry. Heck, the last shooter to do that was id's DOOM in 2016...and that was basically stripping out every FPS mechanic of the past twenty years and returning the genre to its arcadey roots.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:41 PM

All I see is the Switch getting ports of last-gen games and indie games that nobody but hipsters care about.

 

Oh got it, I should ignore your opinion.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:44 PM

Heck, the last shooter to do that was id's DOOM in 2016.


Oh and hey look what's on Switch... DOOM!

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:17 PM

 

All I see is the Switch getting ports of last-gen games and indie games that nobody but hipsters care about. 

 

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Switch isn't getting stuff like COD, Madden, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, or DBZ Fighters. 

 

"Indie Games nobody but hispters care about" vs Yearly Shooter, Yearly Sportsball, Action Title whose last outing underperformed financially, Effectively a MMO whose architecture isn't compatible, and finally a fighting entry that everyone presumes is going to make its way to Switch eventually, it's just that the Switch was announced too late in the game's development cycle to warrant an immediate port.

 

The era of the mindless Nintendo hate is long since over, man. Switch is the first Nintendo platform I've owned since the N64 and I couldn't be happier with it. There's plenty in the pipeline yet and the indie gaming scene is where the real innovations to the genre are happening. Call of Duty certainly doesn't shake the foundations of the gaming industry. Heck, the last shooter to do that was id's DOOM in 2016...and that was basically stripping out every FPS mechanic of the past twenty years and returning the genre to its arcadey roots.

 

A leak hinted that Fortnite and DBZF are coming to the Switch. 



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:44 PM

Frankly, not having any AAA games makes the Switch a better system than all the others at this point. The entire AAA industry is in the toilet and run by people who have never given a shit about the medium they work in and just see it as a path to easy money. Every single goddamn game anymore is built around squeezing every last penny out of "whales" with a glorified gambling system. That is, when the companies haven't abandoned video games altogether in favor of running literal gambling parlors in their home country, while still holding their beloved IPs hostage purely as a middle finger to their fans.

 

Let them burn, I say, along with anyone who still supports them by buying their garbage.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:05 PM

I still want to know why when the PS3 and Wii U had similiar numbers .

Year one PS4: 3.61 Million

Thid Parties: Keep pumping out the games! We're going to make this a success damnit!

 

Year one Wii U: 3.45

 

Third Parties: NOT SELLING ENOUGH! HUG NINTENDO! STUPID PILE OF SHIT! PULL OUT PULL OUT PULL OUT!

 

Year one Switch:  4.8 million

Third Parties: Gotta prove it'll sell. (sales) STILL GOTTA PROVE IT'LL SALE! (Still sales even better!) STILL GOTTA MAKE SURE PEOPLE WILL BUY OUR STUFF! I MEAN.... Uh... HUG NINTENDO!

 

Year one PS4: 4.49 Million 

Third Parties: EVERYTHING ON PS4.

I mean, like it or not there is a stupid double standard.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:53 PM

Nintendo has a history of being unkind to third parties, dating all the way back to the beginning when they became the first platform to have honest-to-dog certification requirements and lockout hardware. It's just that they were enough of a juggernaut for their first two generations that everyone had to play ball regardless. Then along came the 64, which was genuinely more of a pain to work with than the competition due to its space limitations and the cost of producing cartridges, and support began to slip. By the time of the Wii, with its gimped rendering hardware, lack of HD output, and single analog stick, they'd had enough.

 

Now the tables have turned. It's Nintendo that has a really good, desirable product that would be dragged down by associating with the rest of the industry.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:32 PM

Nintendo has a history of being unkind to third parties, dating all the way back to the beginning when they became the first platform to have honest-to-dog certification requirements and lockout hardware.

 

While true... The lack of these are what caused the video game crash in the first place.

And I love how people still bitch about how hard the N64 was to work with *And it was*, but people ignore the PitA that was the PS2 and PS3. 



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:41 PM

To be fair, Nintendo doesn't really need third parties that badly.  They have a monopoly on some of the most iconic, strongest selling legacy titles of all time.  They are the sole proprietor of Mario, Legends of Zelda and Pokemon, just to name three big ones off the top of my head.  Combine that with Smash and Mario Kart and they have a hella strong base.  They also know how to sell for long term profit instead of investing bucket loads of money into a short term fads that may or may not work out.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:50 PM

While the switch is the best Nintendo system since the Snes, and has better 3rd party support than Nintendo has enjoyed in awhile, its 3rd party support still sucks. Thats fine, it has excellent 1st party support, and enough 3rd that its not a wasteland. Saying "who cares" or "good riddance" to AAA 3RD party stuff is pretty silly. You may not like them that much, but they are usually blockbuster games for a reason.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 03:29 PM

Might just be me, but it seems over the past 15 years that "reason" seems to be shifting more towards marketing and name recognition than actual quality.



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