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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 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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#7 CastletonSnob

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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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