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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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#161 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:17 PM


New update from WoC:

https://m.facebook.c...61534143968401/

There will now be single star Battle Cards to help make up the advantage in decks that don't quite equal 25 stars by character alone.

-ZacWilliam, seven in Wave 2.
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#162 Cattleprod

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Couldn't you just leave the card unfolded in the sleeve, and then put something over the mode you're not using when it's uncombined?



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

You could. Neither solution seems ideal to me.

Having stars on battle cards is interesting. I wasn't sure at first, I think I was still so concerned about the combiners that my first instinct was "New thing is bad", but actually I think it's probably cool and adds a fun wrinkle to deck management.

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#164 Maruten

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

The green pips sure shake things up - if you pull one while battling, you can ditch a card from your hand and hold onto the green pip card instead. This is a huge change and feels like a great way to deal with complaints that so much of your deck is burned through as battle damage rather than making it into your hand for actual use. 

 

https://www.tabletop...up-the-nuts-and

 

Can't wait for the new stuff to hit, nice to be getting excited again after the wave one hype died down. 

 

(Edit: also, from the one video it does look like the folding cards work better than I'd have expected. It sure makes the Predacons look like Micromasters next to regular character cards though!)


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#165 Maruten

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

https://www.allspark...ilers-continue/

 
I like Mounted Missiles - the flexibility of being able to put a weapon in an Armor or Utility slot is great. 
 
Sort of surprised that we're seeing characters from the first set again (a new Megs at the very least) but - duh. Of course those big characters will recur constantly. Me stupid. 
 
And the new "Plan" mechanic! "Put cards from your hand on top of your deck". Another new tool for managing your resources. I really love the variety we have available in the ways we can interact with these cards when playing. 

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#166 Maruten

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

https://www.allspark...-the-combiners/

 

I'm pretty bummed that they're tying up so many character slots in the second wave with a whole new set of Dinobots. A second Grimlock I can see, I'm on board with that, but everyone else again so we can have Volcanicus? Surely there are combiners we'd prefer to see first. 


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#167 The Predaking

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

Front Page:

https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#168 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

So I just wanted to say I love that the latest revealed Combiner named one of the unnamed Combiner Wars teams. The team of Power Core Optimus, Ironhide, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Prowl and Hot Rod who form Optimus Maximus are now, officially "The Sentinels."

-ZacWilliam, I still wish CW'd been less "random 84" and more "themed" with the character choice there, but their having a team name helps a little for me.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

Springer and Blitzwing! The two-modes-on-one-face folding gimmick that annoys me so much on Combiner components seems vaguely more palatable here maybe?

 

At any rate, two of my favourite characters, so super definitely going to track these guys down. This is far more interesting to me than combiners that require you to extend the table. 

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#170 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

Damn it!

Exclusive Titan Sized Omega Supreme character card only available in this month's Loot Crate. Must sign up by Feb 19th.

https://twitter.com/...8197942272?s=21

-ZacWilliam, US only. Europe and Asian release method to be announced later.

EDIT: Today at least the code LOVE50 gets you half off. $12.50 isn't a bad price for this.

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#171 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

$12.50 is NOT a bad price. To Australia it came up to $22 (just over $15US) but that still seems like a reasonable price for something I'm not sure I want and may be able to acquire more easily in the near future. 

 

I wonder how many stars he costs. Presumably he isn't super expensive since he has an ability that revolves around protecting other characters. The flip-to-var ability is versatile, nice to be able to choose between a couple of options depending on what suits you at any given point in the game. 

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#172 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Ah, unobscured images. 19 stars? So very chunky, but can have a buddy on the field. 

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#173 LV!

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

I don't think I want that many dark, suspicious fluids leaking out of my rocket.

 

In either a literal or metaphorical sense.



#174 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Rockets gotta be steged, yo


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#175 ThunderWear

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

At half off it was worth buying just because my wife loves Omega supremely.  And maybe the shirt won't be incredibly tacky.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

So all the wave two characters have been revealed.
 
Combiners:
 
 
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I'm really not super keen on the combiner angle, though I'm ready to be persuaded that they're fun, so I'm much more interested in the non-limb guys:

Spoiler

 
Kind of ended up with more solo guys than I expected given how many slots are taken up by combiner components. Those characters doubling up on wave one appearances still bug me - especially a fourth Bee. And a full set of Dinobots! Although a lot of people struggled to find Waivwun Grimlock (indeed I think he's one of the handful of non-promo characters I never pulled over, what, about three boxes worth in the end?) so I can live with him popping up again. Even if he is a weird smooshed-up foldy guy now. 
 
Speaking of which there are a few videos floating around now where people unzip early packs, and it does look like the folding mechanism is actually pretty robust and effective. I still think it's dumb and wonks up the game pretty bad, but it at least seems to be well executed.

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#177 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

I assume, unlike in the T30 line, this time Venin really is Venom?



#178 Maruten

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

Maybe? I can never tell all those damn bugs apart.

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#179 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Yep. That sure is Venom.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

(Oh, full gallery of new cards on the front page of course: https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/ )

 

About four hours left to sign up for Loot Crate to get Omega Supreme: https://www.allspark...via-loot-crate/

 

I gather the "love50" code has expired but there's a "love35" available that gets a smaller discount. Which is better than no discount.


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