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@  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

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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#61 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:50 AM

The verge one sounds like it's still trying to be as ass kissing as can be.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:06 AM

After hearing about the PAL versions being used, I am glad I didn't fall for this one (I collect PSX games themselves).  I think I can hear Nintendo laughing at Sony right about now.



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:20 PM

Yeah, it's bad all around.  Digital Foundry did a complete technical breakdown.  Basically, they say this is the WORSE way to play these PS1 games, disregarding the PAL issue and game selection.  So, basically I should use that $100 and get stuff from the PS store for my PS Vita TV :p



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:10 AM

apparently the PSClassic is so poorly designed it becomes a full emulator system if you just plug in the right kind of keyboard.

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:47 AM

So, I hear the Resident Evil is the PAL version? I'm going to guess it's still edited then?


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:28 PM



You know, it's really a shame. I actually like Playstation Access. I like their humor and their videos are pretty fun to watch.

But the fact that they'd still try and sing the praises of this thing when it's already been revealed as a piece of trash, it hurts their credibility. Shame.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:18 AM

apparently the PSClassic is so poorly designed it becomes a full emulator system if you just plug in the right kind of keyboard.
 
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Thats good. Easy enough to hack to add games you want, in their proper region.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:06 PM

Yes, but you could do the same thing much cheaper with a fire stick or raspberry pi.

At this point the only good thing about it is having official usb versions of the original PlayStation controllers.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:42 PM

Yes, but you could do the same thing much cheaper with a fire stick or raspberry pi.

At this point the only good thing about it is having official usb versions of the original PlayStation controllers.

 

Which are of someone dubious value due to the lack of analog sticks.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:18 PM

Gamers Nexus has just posted an in-depth video comparing a PS Classic and the PS3’s backward compatibility to see which is more accurate in emulating the 20 included games on the Classic and...well...

Let’s just say I’m happy I still have a working PS3.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 12:17 PM

Some minor updates:

First off, Amazon has (had?) the device for $70.  MOdders have been busy and the system is being hacked easily thanks to Sony's half-ass-ness.  With certain USB keyboards, you can gain access to the core emulator menu and adjust settings (including making the games run at 60 Hz).

The big mod tool is "Bleemsync" (named after the famous Bleem! Playstation emulator sold around 2000) which seems like a bypass on the internal storage.  It seemingly runs games (however many you can get) off a USB drive.  Remove the USB drive, and you have a stock PS Classic.

 

I'm a bit mixed on the whole situation.  While options are present for modding the classic...I just kind of get the feeling it's the equivalent of polishing a turd.  Adding more games doesn't seem to fix the underlying problems with the software, nor does it allow for the addition of a dual shock or similar controller.  Almost seems like for the time, money and efforts in modding...I'm almost inclined to say the money is better spent on a robust Android device or putting into a cheap HTPC which would MORE than capable of running PSX games and tons more.

 

Then again, the same can be said for most of the other retro console devices out there...



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Posted 26 December 2018 - 12:52 PM

Retroarch is starting to get worked on the PS classic, and while it's perfect yet, it can already run some of the PS1 games better than stock emulator.



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Posted 26 December 2018 - 01:01 PM

And I was a wrong about price:

Most retailers have it down to $60.  That's the same price as the NES and less than a SNES classic.



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Posted 26 December 2018 - 11:55 PM

$60 is a bit better, but does not make the performance or game selection issues go away.

 

Something tells me the best 'mod' for the PS Classic is gutting it and using the shell for a Raspberry Pi emulation platform.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:36 AM

Is $30 cheap enough for this travesty?

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:36 PM

Maybe just out of sheer morbid curiosity. But then you gotta figure the thing is still gonna take up shelf space.
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:29 PM

If you hack it and put a better emulator and some better games, sure.





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