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@  Waspinator : (17 December 2018 - 12:29 AM)

I'd say it's more of a crushing sensation than a sucking one.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 09:57 PM)

Whole heartedly agree.

@  Paladin : (16 December 2018 - 07:22 PM)

migraines suck.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 04:39 PM)

They may have had it earlier than that; Risa uses weather control tech to maintain its resort-style climate, and it was shown to already be established in the late 22nd century

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 03:13 PM)

By next gen they had weather control on earth, and were even in the process of upgrading the geologic stability network. So yeah: habitat maintenance on the next level.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2018 - 02:51 PM)

Something something invert polarity something technobabble something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I imagine World War III managed to decimate enough of the industrial economies that they inadvertently managed to exceed their carbon reduction targets from the Paris Accords, and then by the time Earth got back on its feet after the development of warp drive and first contact with the Vulcans, electricity was able to be generated cleanly and much more efficiently

@  The Doctor Who : (16 December 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I mean, they have futuristic weather control satellites and everything, I would imagine that global warming is a thing of the past in Trek.

@  unluckiness : (16 December 2018 - 09:39 AM)

How's that unrealistic? Not even the ocean wants it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.


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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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