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@  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

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (05 November 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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#1 tec

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:26 AM

What mighty feats have you pulled off in any game


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:34 AM

Was playing SFV online against a player less than a month ago.

 

Juri (me) VS Akuma (the other player)

 

I was winning at first, then they managed to come back and dizzy me during the third round.

 

I had only about 1 or 2 hits worth of life left and they could have easily finished me with a Hurricane Kick or a Shoryuken combo.  They stood there for about a second or two, trying to get their Raging Demon out.

 

I managed to undizzy myself and immediately woke up with the Sakkai Fuzahan (Juri's Critical Art), effectively killing them as they threw out their second jab.  :D


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:24 PM

Lets see

 

Beating Samurai Showdown IV with a second left on the clock in a tied game


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:40 PM

Cleared the Arena in Armored Core 2 using only the starting mech, including all of the hidden opponents except for Matthias. Needed a new generator for him.
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:48 PM

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:04 PM

Cleared the Arena in Armored Core 2 using only the starting mech, including all of the hidden opponents except for Matthias. Needed a new generator for him.

That reminds me I beat Armored Core Formula Front in both manual and A.I mode


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:09 PM

Me and my friend did the original Onyxia in WoW alone. He tanked and I was DPS. We were both raiding northrend at the time though, so we were massively overleveled and equipped for it. It was literally like a week before they changed the classic raids too.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:11 AM

Getting to write my initials on the Primal Rage high score list at the arcade.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:46 PM

First 5 times in a row in Resistance big team deathmatch


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:40 PM

Winning a Team Deathmatch game on the PS3 Modern Warfare 3 where my friend was on the other team.  I won the game by getting the winning kill by having a supply box drop.  On him.

 

I am hoping if I turn on my PS3 I still have that saved.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:05 PM

Back in "93 I legitimately earned the chance to take on Noob Saibot. Got my ass handed to me in short order but it was so awesome to win all those matches and then to have the whole crowd on the edge of their seat during the very brief match against Noob. 



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:27 PM

getting 100% in gta vice city and red dead redemption

 

beating mass effect 3 on...whatever the hardest difficulty level is called. i dont remember. insanity? 

 

its hard to remember more, what with a 30 plus year history of gaming on various consoles and arcade machines lol


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:14 PM

Stumbling onto the Chris Houlihan room in Link to the Past. Noone believed me. I had to call Nintendo to see what was up. It took a half hour for the guy on the other line to even find what it was.

Now its more commonly known and there are even tested methods to access it. But when I was a kid, it was my claim to fame!

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:44 AM

Coming back to the first Gigante fight on my first New Game Plus on 4RE.

That was sooo satisfying.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

Ocarina of Time, three hearts, broken Goron knife, no arrows, empty bottles, iron boots, vs Ganon.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:09 PM

 

I discovered a quirk in a level of quasi-canonical Doom sequel TNT: Evilution that even one of the walkthrough channels I watch hadn't: if you do it just right, you can take advantage of some limitations in the game design to snipe off a Cyber-Demon without taking any damage. 

 

The GZ Doom emulator, and IIRC a few other emulators, have an "auto-targeting" feature where your shots will veer towards the enemy so long as you're close to them when firing. 

 

In the level, right after you pick up the blue key card from a rise near a building, a Cyber-Demon inside the building will emerge and come to the windows. If you *remain* on that rise and go to the far left-hand side of it, you can either use your shotguns or - if you have auto-targeting - the rocket launcher & chain gun - to snipe it off... but because of line-of-sight issues, if it tries to fire back its own rockets will hit the area around the window rather than come at you. 



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:44 PM

I beat a computer at chess once. Does that count?


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:44 AM

Winning a nigh-impossible battle in Front Mission 3 due to AI stupidity. It's a tactical RPG with mechs, and each mech has individual life bars for each arm and its legs. Lose an arm, you can't use its weapon, and lose the legs and you can only move on space per round.

 

My whole team was wiped out except for my short range guy, who had lost his legs. He had a melee weapon and a shotgun, the shortest ranged gun in the game. The two surviving enemies had a rifle and a missile launcher, the two longest ranged weapons in the game. It should have been impossible to attack them since moving one space per round would allow them to easily stay out of my effective range while they attacked, but they went in close. So considerate.



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:58 AM

The first time i beat a game without having to use cheat codes because of my visual,9mpairment.

Devil May Cry on Normal Mode. Or more specifically, beating Nightmare with no Devil Trigger left, no items and barely any health left.

Other victories.
Beating Diabalo on my second attempt after receiving his magic lamp in FFVIII and thus getting him as a summon.
Beating Jedi Starfighter.
Beating Zone of the Enders 2nd Runner on Normal mode.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:49 AM

Never really considered anything gaming wise to be a ‘feat’ but I was the first kid in our neighborhood to beat Mike Tyson. It was at a birthday party so there was an audience.



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