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@  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*

@  Noideaforaname : (04 September 2018 - 09:36 PM)

Hello there

@  wonko the sane? : (04 September 2018 - 09:06 PM)

Howdy.

@  RichardT1977 : (03 September 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Or just a set of arms and shoulder cannons that combined Legends Godbomber with CW Optimus.

@  RichardT1977 : (03 September 2018 - 07:10 PM)

I still wish someone would make an upgrade kit for Combiner Wars Optimus that transformed from a trailer to a set of limbs with Powermaster shoulder cannons...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (03 September 2018 - 09:48 AM)

I read that as "Basilisky" for some reason.

@  Anonymous X : (03 September 2018 - 03:45 AM)

Basicslly


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#1 D.M

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:18 PM

https://www.theverge...-11-13-approved

 

Starting January next year:

-If you live in EU, you'll have to pay a tax for each link you intend to post.

-Fair use will be a thing of the past in the EU. Images and videos containing copyrighted material will be banned, regardless of the context.


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#2 Confuzor

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:31 PM

Wow that sounds horrendous.

Tho it would be interesting to see how folks go about circumventing these things.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:50 PM

In before PnR boot.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

How... how would they even monitor that?

 

Also, hah, taxing Google for search results is a great way to have no search results.


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#5 MrBlud

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:38 PM

I feel like the great majority of sites will (rightfully!) find it easier to just geoblock the entire EU rather than rendering the entire Internet unworkable.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:49 PM

It's so laughable that I can't even be realistically worried about it. Every big scare about proposed US internet legislation has been a fraction of what this implies. It's a joke, every elected representative who signed onto it is a joke, and suddenly Brexit doesn't seem like that bad an idea in retrospect. They'll flop when the money tells them no.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:50 PM

What?  Have the people who came up with that ever used the internet or a computer before?  It's so stupid its unfathomable.  



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:51 PM

EU votes to get rid of the Internet, more like it.


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#9 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:50 PM

Once again: people whom have no experience, practical or theoretical, are attempting to enforce a reality which suits their wants.

 

This is going to fail so spectacularly that even china will be laughing at them: and chine succesfully censors the internet!



#10 Copper Bezel

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:09 PM

There's something in the "their wants" that doesn't track for me though. I get that the great IP robber-barons of our age want the "if you take a photograph with our ad in the background we'll erase you from Facebook" part. Who the hug ordered the link tax? That benefits no one. Companies don't want search engines penalized for giving them customers, and have said so when this comes up. Search engines sure as hell don't want to shell out extra cash for no service, and consumers can only be hurt by losing access to either. So who the hug benefits from that? I'd say "Google and Microsoft because they can pay the bill" but obviously they're in opposition too. So who isn't?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#11 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:15 PM

The government that would receive the taxes. How many millions of links are posted per day? For some greedy, sociopathic piece of human garbage, it's a GREAT source of revenue. No one is going to stop using the internet: it's about as close to taxing the air we breath as they can get.



#12 Copper Bezel

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:19 PM

It's called a "link tax", but I don't think the government is actually the beneficiary.

 

Article 11 is intended to give publishers and papers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, allowing them to demand paid licenses. 

 

 

This does sound different from past "link tax" proposals, though, which IIRC mandatorily required that businesses were paid for links to their content, to which said businesses understandably rebelled. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:33 PM

So switch "government" with "businesses" and you got your answer.  Clueless, stupid, idiotic business owners who hear about the kids and their link clicking and imagine how much they could make by charging for it.  Greedy shitheads looking to monetize everything.

 

It's like the shit publishers like 2K games pulls with microtransactions and loot boxes.  It's blatantly stupid, short sighted and unambiguously greedy, but they're pushing for it because they are literally Captain Planet supervillains. 


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#14 Copper Bezel

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:54 PM

Seems like that's mostly working for them though. Even if only in the short term assuming that's the case. While a news site that stops appearing on Google hurts only itself, and all we're going to hear about is how Google is politically biased in which sources it chooses to subscribe to or whatever.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#15 The Doctor Who

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:05 PM

I mean, no one's said they're being smart XD


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#16 Fnu Aw

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:36 PM

Could we all just... ignore this? The muppets who came up with this idea have so little understanding of the internet that they probably won't be able to tell if it's being practiced or not.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:35 AM

I mean that was kinda my feeling about it. Like just.. hug em. If you're an EU business you ight have problems ignoring them but the rest of the world can just say hug em. EU doesn't control the internet anymore than any other nation.

 

But honestly this does seem like a very EU thing to do.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:25 AM

I saw the React video on this a day before. Looks bad and all that.

But how is it going to fall apart? Like, probably how would it go? They're make a program to enforce it (like, 2 months?) then implement it. Then they'll get the backlash after, say, 2 months, deem it unworkable and drop the whole thing?

I know China was able to block... YouTube? And fb messenger?

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:57 AM

Does it say what they're planning to do with non-EU-based sites that don't play ball? Because yeah, if the plan is to block them, most sites will just give them the finger. Google will probably comply, because they always fold like a stack of cards when governments tell them to do awful things (and ContentID is probably strict enough to comply with Article 13 already). The fewer sites agree to do this, though, the better off the rest of the world will be, because the changes probably won't be limited to EU users.


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#20 Ironbite

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:22 AM

Its funny the response to this compared to the one over on tumbler which is about near hysterical.

 

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