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@  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

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 September 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Funny thing is, I think the pocket edition graphics give the game more personality.

@  MEDdMI : (06 September 2018 - 11:10 PM)

Final Finception

@  Waspinator : (06 September 2018 - 10:29 PM)

They've made a PS4 version of Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition. For those keeping score, it's the PS4 version of a smartphone version of a PS4 game.

@  wonko the sane? : (05 September 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Ah HA! turns out the trick to installing the rift software was to run it as an admin. Stupid windows 10.

@  wonko the sane? : (05 September 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Awright! I got the display port working! Which means I can now connect my occulus rift!

@  MEDdMI : (04 September 2018 - 10:38 PM)

*just stares*


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 12:23 AM

Discuss the issue here!

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 01:26 AM

Well I didn't think much of that. It's all just slightly too long a stretch of "just believe Roberts and take everything at face value" and that's just kind of exhausting. I need another shoe but it's still too high to reach.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 01:50 AM

It felt very much like a "plot mechanics" sort of issue, shuffling pieces around the board so that the finale story can properly begin next time.

It didn't thrill me, but some of the mytharc plot movement was interesting and nothing actively disappointed me, and at this point I'm counting that as a win with Lost Light.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 02:42 AM

It felt very much like a "plot mechanics" sort of issue, shuffling pieces around the board so that the finale story can properly begin next time.

It didn't thrill me, but some of the mytharc plot movement was interesting and nothing actively disappointed me, and at this point I'm counting that as a win with Lost Light.

 

Pretty much this. It's obviously a set-up issue, necessitated by cutting everything short. Some interesting things happen, but often without the room to breathe they needed.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:29 AM

Infodumps (the lampshading isn't cute after the first fifty times, Jim), Megatronwank (turns out that what Rodimus needed to do to grow up was emulate a genocidal monster who later felt bad about it!), and C-list fan faves being casually offed to add Stakes (bye, Bluestreak, Roberts wasn't using you so your death gets to be set dressing!).

Not a fan.

Edited by Broadside, 04 July 2018 - 04:30 AM.


#6 Wildwade

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:04 AM

Yeaaaaah, I wasn't really feeling this either.  Also, EJ's art seemed a tad rushed in places.  I did like Swerve and Misfire connecting though.

 

C-list fan faves being casually offed to add Stakes (bye, Bluestreak, Roberts wasn't using you so your death gets to be set dressing!).

 

Not only was he killed, but he was just killed to set up Ratchet snark.  I don't know... I think Roberts has a reverse on this Sparkeater thing.  I hope so, because if no one else, Perceptor at least certainly deserves better.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:06 AM

I'm finding it hard to get upset about offing characters when IDW is going to off everyone in the entire continuity shortly tbh.

 

Agree Su's artwork seemed rushed, but there's definitely some good there - the shuttle approaching the Lost Light gives a sense of scale that the descent to Mederi didn't last issue.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:26 AM

Its a damn shame Su was used on this book and not Optimus Prime.


 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

What did you do with the baby?

 

Nothing makes sense anymore.

 

Okay, I laughed, but this issue is seriously a nothingburger.

 

Side characters getting massacred for a joke, a joke! You're better than this, Roberts.

 

Oh boy Rodimus is drawing on his inner Megatron fanboy to sort out his issues.

 

Okay phew, the small Cygate bit was good.

 

Who's the guy at the end with Getaway? Scorponok?



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:17 PM

Side characters getting massacred for a joke, a joke! You're better than this, Roberts.

 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

Its a damn shame Su was used on this book and not Optimus Prime.


Well Optimus Prime never hands his pages in on time.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:47 PM

Roberts posted on Twitter that Bluestreak at least wasnt dead which is good I guess but if you have to keep going on twitter to assure readers that characters that pretty clearly died on panel arent really dead maybe you should stop giving characters fake shock deaths all the time.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:02 PM

 

Side characters getting massacred for a joke, a joke! You're better than this, Roberts.

 

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I mean it's not like the Overlord storyline would have been improved if Ratchet came across Pipes' mangled corpse, tread upon by Overlord, and quipped "eh, he was always a flat character anyway."

 

This just seems beneath him, but I guess with Roberts confirming Bluestreak is still alive, that it's meaningless to complain now.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

I don't really go here anymore, but the whole "Killing these characters off isn't a big deal because the universe is ending soon" doesn't sit well with me because people kept saying "Just give Roberts time. He'll make these characters' actions make sense and flesh them out and justify their perspective" over and over, and now we're at the end, and... we've barely gotten that? The issue that was meant to do that had them getting treated like mind puppets and focused on Getaway becoming a cartoonish supervillain. And now they're being killed off ingloriously.

 

The fact Roberts ran out the clock doesn't really justify things.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:34 PM

Roberts posted on Twitter that Bluestreak at least wasnt dead which is good I guess but if you have to keep going on twitter to assure readers that characters that pretty clearly died on panel arent really dead maybe you should stop giving characters fake shock deaths all the time.

Yeah, sorry, I'll believe that when I see it. Remember his whole "Only 2-3 people died in issue 12" thing? And yet here we don't see any of the Protectobots. 

 

Man, remember when Barber spent an entire issue on showing the heartfelt emotions occurring around Sideswipe's death? And that was for freaking SIDESWIPE!


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:54 PM

^No yeah Im totally with you here. If the only way people are supposed to know whether or not a character died is to quickly check the authors twitter after reading the issue maybe the authors not really doing the best job conveying whats going on in his mind.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 10:57 PM

 

Side characters getting massacred for a joke, a joke! You're better than this, Roberts.

 
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I mean it's not like the Overlord storyline would have been improved if Ratchet came across Pipes' mangled corpse, tread upon by Overlord, and quipped "eh, he was always a flat character anyway."

Isn't that what the Tripodeca joke was? For both Pipes AND Rewind?

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:21 AM

I don't really go here anymore, but the whole "Killing these characters off isn't a big deal because the universe is ending soon" doesn't sit well with me because people kept saying "Just give Roberts time. He'll make these characters' actions make sense and flesh them out and justify their perspective" over and over, and now we're at the end, and... we've barely gotten that? The issue that was meant to do that had them getting treated like mind puppets and focused on Getaway becoming a cartoonish supervillain. And now they're being killed off ingloriously.

 

The fact Roberts ran out the clock doesn't really justify things.

 

I certainly wouldn't have said that about side characters. Bluestreak is a red shirt, and always has been in this continuity.

 

The last thing this book needs is to try and flesh out more characters. It has 50% too many as it is.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:56 AM

Bluestreak maybe, but Perceptor at least was a PRETTY major character in the first arc, and previous stories gave us decent insight into Hound and Blaster. To see them casually turned into nothing but fodder for a shocking "It's-the-'end of the world'-so-why-not" finale is trite, at best.

 

Also, it shoudln't matter that the continuity is wrapping up. With the exception of the Marvel Comics and some of their continuations (*coughRegenerationOnecough*), every other continuity managed to wrap up without needlessly exterminating half of its AutobotsTransformers.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

Well, they said they were working on a cure, so I don't think the Sparkeatered ones are "dead". But the ones who got eviscerated - Mainframe, Jackpot, Bluestreak - are all fan-fave C-listers. It's a very Furman-y "I'm not using these guys so let's kill them off for the sake of Having Deaths!" attitude.



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