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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

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

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  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.


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#41 Blot

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:08 PM

I have zero interest in any version of GTA, CoD or FIFA.

Vice City was pretty fun.  That's about all I can say about that topic though.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:24 PM

I liked a lot of the options in san andreas, and they smoothed out controls and nicely boosted the graphics for five, but largely it's just not interesting to me. I see enough of that shit on the news every night, I don't want to be mimicking it.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

Legend of Spyro series and Skylanders are fun games!



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:21 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:31 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.

 

Triple Triad was the only saving grace of the game.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:42 PM

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

 

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.

 

I thought that they did a fairly good job with the concept of "all tools to solve puzzles and then making different puzzles with the same parts". The variety of terrain, and the ingenuity of some of it. It's an EXCELLENT game.

 

It's just not a legend of zelda game. Yeah, okay, fine, really good coat of LoZ paint on it. But it honestly feels like one of the devs came up with a really solid game concept and then marketing stepped in and said "This is good, but to make it GOLD...".

 

Still enjoy it though. It's my go to game when I'm working and "working" involves waiting in the car.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:55 PM

Breath of the Wild is the first Zelda game in twenty years.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:44 PM

While I will admit that Mortal Kombat Armageddon's fatalities were weak, its character creation was totally awesome and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

MK vs DCU was a great game.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:59 AM

Well apparently I have another to add to the list.

 

Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite one to date. I loved just how well you could use the Junction system to your advantage.

 

Final Fantasy VI on the other hand, has too many characters and the worst villain I've ever seen in any media ever.

 

Seriously Kefka SUCKS.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:40 AM

I dislike free character customization in games where characters have defined roles and personalities. Customizing your created character is fine. But it feels wrong to me to even have the option of, say, making Cyan a mage, or Lulu a warrior. I prefer games like FF4, with defined character classes, or FF5, where characters aren't slotted into any particular role by design. If you're going to have a game where characters are defined in a particular role, but still have some customization options, FF9's system is much more to my liking.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:11 AM

I like Dragon Warrior XI and all...but it completely baffles me why the decided to emulate Final Fantasy X's sphere system. It's a crap system and I hate it.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:25 PM

I actually love the Sphere System. Gives guided progression while allowing a person to play to their strengths and take favorite characters down paths they'd prefer.

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

I still like the Materia system. Heal-alls, Bahamuts and hp ups for everyone!
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

I'm actually sorry to say this one, but in the sea of Fighting game series out there.

 

Street Fighter is very basic and bland, and just not that fun to play.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:09 AM

I always thought Mortal Kombat was more fun that SF.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:27 AM

First let me say that I've played and enjoyed games from each of these series. But:

Mortal Kombat only exists for the gore. Dead or Alive only exists for the jiggly boob physics. Super Smash Bros is a party game. Soul Calibur...is alright. I'll leave that one alone.

That leaves Soul Calibur and Street Fighter as the only truly pure tournament fighter franchises I've ever played.

I'll be fair and say I've never played Tekken, Virtua Fighter or Blaz Blue. So I can't really speak about them.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

Actually it's the Special Moves in MK that I liked a lot better than Street Fighter.

 

I just felt the Special Moves were more fun and could change the gameplay.





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