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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#1 Xellos

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 04:21 AM

Looks like Sony is going the same was as Nintendo and Sega and putting out a "classic" mini console.

 

https://www.gamespot...o/1100-6461868/

 

Gonna be $100, have 20 games including FF7 and Wild Arms, and launch on the 24th birthday of the original Playstation console, December 3rd.

 

Looks interesting to me, though I'd like to see what the other games are.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 04:48 AM

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 05:59 AM

I guess they'll pick out games where it doesn't matter, but using the pre-Dual Shock controller design goes a long way to putting me off it.
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Posted 19 September 2018 - 06:35 AM

Do you think there's any chance they will have Metal Gear Solid on it?

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 06:57 AM

I think the largest thing with me and the PS classic is most of those games you can get legitimately, rather easy on modern hardware.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:32 AM

For me these more recent systems don't have the appeal of the older ones. Not because they're not fun, but 3D graphics haven't aged well while the old 2D has.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:04 AM

I still have a working playstation. I might reconsider if and when they hack it.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:26 AM

Of the games they've revealed...only Tekken 3 isn't available on the PSN store.  Assuming they allow M-rated games, it opens a LOT of major titles.

At minimum, I'm guessing the usual suspects like Castlevania: SotN, Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter, Twisted Metal, Resident Evil 2, Tomb Raider, probably trying to get Gran Turismo, Crash and Spyro on as well.  Probably snag a couple more Square titles (maybe Chrono Cross?).  Might be a major boon if they get some rarities like Einhander on it.

 

I'm a bit mixed.  I figured this was coming, but at $5 per title...that's not an appreciable value over using a Vita or PSP, much less any sort of decent emulation box.  I'm disappointed they stuck with only 20 titles rather than 25 (y'know, "25 for 25 years").  The decision NOT to use even ONE Dual Shock will limit options for later PSOne titles which took advantage of that feature, unless they plan on sell classic Dual Shocks separately.  Which wouldn't surprise me given they aren't even including a dang AC adaptor.

 

Right now? I'd be FAR more interested in a Dreamcast mini.  Aside from Tekken 3 (of the show titles), I can EASILY get and play the other revealed titles on my PSTV.  And given the age of the games, 1080p isn't going to do those chunky graphics any favors.  We'll see what other titles they show and what featured they might bake into the system.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:40 AM

But will it have Chrono Trigger?



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:52 PM

I'm leaning to "probably not" since Trigger wasn't a particularly huge release for the system.  Again, Chrono Cross I feel has a decent chance.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:34 PM

Here's my rough guess on what titles it will have, disregarding things likely to be tied down with significant license concerns (ie, no sports, no media tie in).  I'm also going to assume redundancy on franchises will be a minimum.  Otherwise, half the games would be Squaresoft stuff!

 

From Sony, we can get a good chunk of titles:

Syphon Filter

Gran Turismo

Legend of Dragoon

WipEout or Wipeout 2097

Twisted Metal (1 or 2)

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Hot Shots Golf 2

The aforementioned Wild Arms and Jumping Flash

 

From Namco:

Tekken 3

Ridge Racer Type 4

 

From Square

Tomb Raider

Final Fantasy 7

Chrono Cross or Soul Reaver

 

From Capcom:

Resident Evil 2

 

From Konami:

Metal Gear Solid

Castlevania: SotN

Silent Hill (not sure this will make the cut)

 

And a special license for Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon.  Maybe drop in Crash Team racing in there as well to cover the multiplayer area.  We'll see how accurate in the coming weeks I am!  Again, it remains to be seen if they'll commit to those M-rated titles or what sort of licensing hurdles they'll have to clear for Crash and Spyro.  I would be SHOCKED if they managed to get any sort of sports game (like Tony Hawk) on the device.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:35 PM

Yeah, some titles will have to require Sony to get the okay from the companies who made them (which is what Nintendo did for the NES and SNES Classic).  But chances are the titles will probably be those that defined the system (thus why Final Fantasy VII is among the initial five announced).

 

And seeing a trailer that had the thing have a provisional PEGI 18 rating, there may be a good chance some M-rated titles will be added (most notable being Resident Evil 2 and Metal Gear Solid, if Sony gets Capcom and Konami's okay).  Also, what is this Virtual Disc that can be changed?  Does that mean something like interchangeable games or something like that?



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:48 PM

I'm just sad they wont uprez the games. PS1 games can be amazing looking uprezzed to native 1080p



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:04 PM

1) The controllers are not DualShocks?!

2) This thread fails for no mention of Parappa the Rapper this far in.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 02:54 PM

No dual shocks mean no Ape Escape.

(And I'd prefer UmJammer Lammy)

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:00 PM

Looks like Sony is going the same was as Nintendo and Sega and putting out a "classic" mini console.


And Sega and SNK.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:05 PM

But can it work as a regular Playstation?

 

Because seriously. Why not. A Playstation made from modern, more durable parts, with HDMI ports, maybe an internal memory card....


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:08 PM

It is just an emulator running on Linux like all the rest. So it won't have a CD drive or memory card slot.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:10 PM

Figured it was a fool's hope.

 

Probably won't have WWF Smackdown! 2, either.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:18 PM

The only solace I take is that it appears that it appears to be using a USB controller connection, so MAYBE a Dual Shock 3 or 4 could work with it, which would allow those later analog games like MGS viable.  Similar to how you could use the Wii Pro controller on the NES classic and get some extra functionality.

 

Again, I'd HAVE to have to see a complete title list, and even then...it would NEED some major rarities NOT available on another platform.  Tekken 3 is nice, but I can play Tekken 2 easily, and I don't have a major nostalgic pull for it.  Again, the other 4 titles are EASILY gettable on PSN.  And my PSTV is out putting at the same 720p that the Classic is reported to run at.


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