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@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"


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#421 Blot

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:11 PM

The biggest flaw to FF8 is that its at odds with itself.  Characters purposefully have AWFUL stats (especially as you level up vs your enemies), thus inciting players to experiment with junctions to make up for their characters' natural deficiencies. But there's never any real reason to do so, since the game also gives the player giant penalty-free nukes to just get through fights (and when a player realizes leveling up is pointless, assuming they even have fights in the first place).  Junctioning is an interesting idea, a more extreme take on how FF7's Materia system played with character stats... but with the most bungled execution possible.



#422 mx-01 archon

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:40 AM

I'm not saying the system was great.  It was a flawed experiment at best.  But if you knew what you were doing, at least, then time could be minimized doing all that grindy stuff.  And yes, it was definitely at odds with itself.  Trying not to use your strongest magic as much as possible is pretty non-intuitive, and largely means that you just never cast Magic for a good chunk of the game.

 

First thing to take note of is that the basic elemental spells were pretty inefficient for Junction stats no matter their level, so constantly refining them up to the next tier was rather a large waste of time.  Most effective thing to do early game was to refine Water spells from all the Fish Fins you loot fighting Fastitocalons on Balamb Beach (since they're the best AP source at the beginning of the game).  And then max your Demi stock when you fight Diablos (that can be a slight pain, mind you, if you fight him as soon as possible, since you've not yet levelled Siren for the third Spirit Junction, so one character will be drawing sub-optimally and potentially failing the Draws), and you're pretty much set from there.  Stronger, junction-worthy spells can more often be obtained via card and item refinement rather than tiering the spells up, most of the time.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:25 AM

Yeah, any time I replay VIII, it's only right at the beginning that I actually farm draws to get some basic stock for each character, but after that, it's all item/card refining and drawing off points whenever I'm near one.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:25 AM

Final Fantasy 8 is the best trading card game video game.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:24 AM

Random says 'you're wrong' and also 'you need to lose a card for the Card Queen quest? enjoy it never being picked ever'.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:29 AM

In my defence, the only other card game based video games I've played were the Pokemon TCG and a Yugioh one where we played cards on motorcycles. 


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:41 AM

I dont like Dragonquest there I said it I have tried twice with the series and was unhappy with ether games (8 and one other)

Some of it stems from the art style while I like some of the character designs of AT most of them are a pass

 

So that means that out of all the DLC for SBU so far that I like is Petey and Banjo and that sucks


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 12:00 PM

I like the original NES TMNT game.

Now don't get me wrong. I wish someone would come along snd mod out the entire damn dam level. And since I've never made it past that point, I can't speak to the rest of the game. I usually just play up to the damn dam level and turn it off.

But back in the day, getting past the first few levels of a game was never guaranteed. Nintendo Hard was not unique to this game. The question was do you enjoy the parts you were able to play? And yes, I do enjoy playing it. So much so that even though I have it on the Wii virtual console, I went and bought a physical copy off eBay.

If only someone could mod out the damn dam level.
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#429 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 12:29 PM

You are not alone. I loved the hell out of, and I guess I still do love that game.


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#430 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 12:45 PM

I liked it, but I was never very good at it.

 

Except, perhaps ironically, the swimming level at the dam. That part I could get through pretty easily.



#431 Caldwin

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 01:10 PM

Well, maybe someone could hack the dam level out of my copy and send it to you.
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#432 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 01:21 PM

I will learn how to make rom hacks just to make you a copy with nothing but the dam level on loop, then hack your consoles to play nothing else.



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 01:35 PM

*lower lip quivers*

I know you're joking but the mere thought of that being put in my head is more cruel than all the fates I've suffered at the bar combined. Sorry, but I can not like your comment, sir.

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 02:21 PM

Well, maybe someone could hack the dam level out of my copy and send it to you.

https://store.steamp...am_Level_redux/

 

Also I made a Mario Maker Level based on it.


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#435 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 02:30 PM

I never thought too badly of the dam level... but you sir; are a monster.


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 02:32 PM

I remember.

A random underwater speedrun last night inspired this. Probably my quickest made level yet.
 
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Posted 28 January 2021 - 02:36 PM

Cyberpunk2077 is the best game I've played in years. Yes, I said it. I love this game despite the glitches. The setting is great, the characters are diverse and awesome. Johnny is a complete @$$ and still cool. 8 out of 10. Would be 10 if it weren't for the damned glitches and there was more brain dance and romance options.

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 02:40 PM

I don't know that I'd say "best game I've played in years," but I have found it incredibly hard to put down. On my days off, I've seriously played it all day with only breaks for eating.

I can't really put it on my list of recommendations because of its broken state, but I truly have had a ton of fun with it.
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#439 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 07:03 AM

I love the NES TMNT game. Put that and Castlevania in front of me and tell me I have to beat one, I'm picking TMNT.

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 07:06 AM

The NES TMNT game has a lot of big ideas that bungles the execution a tad.  Did you know that the turtles all deal different damage to different enemies?   Did you know that it's almost a moot point entirely since Donatello does the most damage in almost all instances in addition to having his massive reach?  It's true!





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