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@  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.

@  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.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:10 PM


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:02 PM

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:35 PM

double delete mean post about PC gameing* *sigh* Im to nice for that ..that sucks for PC players


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:52 PM

Oh dang.  That really sucks.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:11 PM

They've got a fix already apparently, not that it's much comfort to people who list their data already. 

 

On the bright(ish) side... at least it's a franchise where starting over is a routine and expected part of the game anyway...? Yeah, doesn't really help.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:18 PM

aghrghhg *kicks over his storage cube* aghhhhh AHHHHHRGGGHH!!!! wth though I can already see how the end games gonna play out but how dare they!!!!!


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:22 AM

Beat the first vault, did you?



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:47 PM


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM

See this is the kinda crap that puts me off getting the "quote superior gaming experience" PC woes like this they pay out the nose to have high end rigs to run theses games and every. single. time. a game drops there something that makes playing them bad every. single. time.

 

I popped my disk into my PS4(OG one mind you) and not seen a single issue game runs fine, looks good that vault monster had some impressive effects and that right there is why Ill stick to consoles I put a game in and it works..no probs no launcher no issues a hassle free gaming experience...thats all I need or want

 

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:09 PM

Not gonna lie changed the difficulty down to casual to get the story because the bosses where eating my lunch some STILL are

 

Did find some great head options for Moze


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:29 PM

Made it to level 33 and Chapter 15.

I also got confirmation on what I thought about Zane.

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Coming right off the heels of Far Cry 5, I was a little worried about the whole "cult" thing in another game so soon, but it doesn't really bother me now.

I do like getting to see the larger Borderlands universe and characters.

 

Oh, and getting e-mails from Mr. Torgue makes my day because he often gives me pretty epic weapons.  I have an explodey pistol (blue) that shoots for 271 damage.  It's great for clearing Ratch, especially since my Torgue shotgun that uses 2 ammo per shot was chewing through my ammo reserves.  I feel like enemies take a lot of more rounds before going down.  In Borderlands 2,I used to just roll with a sniper rifle and obliterate anything that wasn't a proper boss.  Now, I'm buying ammo from Marcus regularly, and if there is more than 1 x Badass in the area, I'm pretty much going into immediate Fight for your Life mode.  I once walked into a group of three, and it did not turn out well for me.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:42 PM

Not seen any emailss

 

 

also I was so close to beating the boss of the fallen ship all I had is a just a sliver II just that much before getting killed argh!!!!

 

I do NOT like the bosses in this game at all I thought Deadlift was an bastard


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:19 AM

Yeah, the first Annoited boss was a nightmare because he ended up killing all of the fodder villains around him, and even though I got him down to like 20% health, he put me in Fight for your Life, and of course I couldn't kill him in 10 seconds or less.  Then he proceeded to obliterate me numerous times because the fodder guys hadn't respawned yet.

 

I beat the second vault.  FYI - the Vault Creature takes a lot of pepper so make sure you bring your patience.  The aftermath played out from there pretty much as expected.  It's weird to see a plot where the villains are brilliant, and the heroes are morons trying to somehow succeed in spite of themselves.

 

Oh, and once you kill 100 enemies with a single manufacturer's type of weapon, you'll get an e-mail from that manufacturer.  I've gotten ones from Torgue, Jakobs, Vladof, Hyperion, and Dahl.

Not a big fan of Atlas, Maliwan, or COV.  And I just haven't found a good Tediore weapon yet.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:51 AM

emails where?


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:49 PM

Under the "Social" menu. On PC, you hit f4 to open the "Social Screen and you'll have messages from various weapons vendors or characters for completing in-game goals or milestones.



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 06:32 PM

Or the regular pause menu if you're on console (not the Echo device menu).

It's the single most counter-intuitive place to put it because when I saw the "Social" menu, I figured it applied exclusively to multiplayer.

 

Carnivoria was a lot of fun.  Except the end boss.  Oh man, that was frustrating until I was able to pick up the pattern.

 

I ended up with this shockwave shotgun (orange) from Maliwan.  It's the first Maliwan weapon that I've liked.  I obliterated a lot of the lower-leveled creatures with it.  It's funny how you can be following the story mission, you're in the mid-30 range, and all the baddies are upper 20s.  Then you make it to the next map, and they're all mid-upper 30s.  I made it to Level 38 and am calling it until next weekend.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 11:41 PM

OK cool got all the eridium extras I wanted I got the colors I wanted for my guns my outfit and a head thats not crappy love that Iron Bear matches your look

 

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 12:00 AM

Am I the only one who thinks Aya is ok as a character growing up in the Borderlands universe?

 

She far less annoying then say Vahn or Ryse


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:21 AM

I dunno.  She's pretty annoying, too.

Plus, I feel like they kind of glossed over certain things being completely her fault for not doing what she was told.

 

Maybe she'll save the day in the end and redeem herself.

But I'm also totes okay with her getting died.

 

Rhys is kind of derpy, but he doesn't bother me all that much.  Vaughn though.  Yeah, I get it that he's a caricature, but it almost feels like he's trying too hard rather than having that kind of dark humour/satire/bizarre feel that most Borderlands characters have.  The feel/writing of characters and even NPCs feels very different than Borderlands 2.  I mean, even Tina isn't striking a chord.  I normally find her antics pretty entertaining, but now I just think she's a bit annoying.

 

Oh, and because I forgot to mention it before - does anyone else find the "Siren in your head using a real person's images' really kind of out of place?  I remember Angel doing something similar, but Lilith's IRL model (or whatever) just really did not match the character and looked weird to me.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:58 AM

I dont mind the IRL bits looks ok to me its part of Borderlands by this point

 

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