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@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:33 PM

Taken over by a hedge fund. 

 

Just like KB Toys, Sears & Toys R Us. 

 

https://www.nytimes....noble-sale.html

 

 

 

i give it five years max before they stripmine everything. 


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:38 PM

Well, that's a shame. The B&N in Amherst is generally among my stops when I shoot down to the US for some shopping, and their annual Criterion sale (as well as sales on Arrow Video stuff) is usually something I look forward to.

 

I like those collected volume hardbound books they sell, too. First picked one up (the HP Lovecraft collected works) when I was in Chicago for work, but since then have bought a few more. Guess I should pick up the remainder of those I'm interested in.


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:58 PM

Taken over by a hedge fund. 

 

Just like KB Toys, Sears & Toys R Us. 

 

https://www.nytimes....noble-sale.html

 

 

 

i give it five years max before they stripmine everything. 

 

While I stand by my assertions that TRU might not have died so soon had things not happened as they did years ago, it really does seem to be the case that, without this takeover, B&N would be dead even sooner than the five-year prediction you're suggesting, so there's that....



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 06:31 PM

Bye, Barnes and Noble.



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 06:40 PM

Well, shit.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:09 PM

Think they closed all the ones in town years ago. But it's not surprising. These days not a lot of reason to have a store for books when you got amazon and ebooks.

 

Depressing all the same. I used to love the smell when you went into one of them. Walking the isles and looking at covers of new releases.



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:48 PM


My biggest problem with BN going away is how I would even learn of new books I wanted to read without it. Walking the isles there is how I find new books to read and old ones I've not discovered.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:08 PM

Could this leave room in the market for smaller bookstores again?


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:13 PM

Considering smaller bookstores had less overall buying power, and less square footage: NO, it'll just end with bookstores being a niche market with a ridiculous markup. As it stands in my neck of the woods, long standing, family owned stores are being forced off the main and into smaller retail packets because they can't compete and consequently can't make rent.



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:51 PM

If I can't get Borders back, let me keep Barnes and Noble at least! :(



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:01 PM

Well, that's a shame. The B&N in Amherst is generally among my stops when I shoot down to the US for some shopping, and their annual Criterion sale (as well as sales on Arrow Video stuff) is usually something I look forward to.


That's the one I go to unless there is another Amherst outside of Massachusetts.

I like the store for their collectibles section.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 01:32 AM

 

Well, that's a shame. The B&N in Amherst is generally among my stops when I shoot down to the US for some shopping, and their annual Criterion sale (as well as sales on Arrow Video stuff) is usually something I look forward to.


That's the one I go to unless there is another Amherst outside of Massachusetts.

I like the store for their collectibles section.

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 06:45 AM

Ah. I figured it was NY.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:58 AM

I'm so used to reading ebooks on my Kindle that an actual book feels weird in my hands.



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:47 PM

In short order this is all that will be left.

 

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:47 PM

I'm so used to reading ebooks on my Kindle that an actual book feels weird in my hands.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:14 PM

I use my e-reader to read books that are long since out of print (19th century stuff). Otherwise I want an actually book in my hands.

 

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:52 PM

I'm not going to call it dead until it's actually, y'know, dead.

 

Anyway, I hope Barnes and Noble doesn't go away. I have it to thank for a small chunk of my Doctor Who DVD collection, among other things. Plus, I like going to bookstores.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:12 PM

With Hastings and Toys R Us dead, and Target's trend chasing tendency, Barnes and Noble is one of the few major retailers left that reliably carry an appreciable range of "geeky junk".

 

Man, it does feel like we're continuing to see the end of an era in terms of retail.



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:45 PM

Barnes and Nobel has always been a mixed bag for me. I do enjoy just browsing around in there to see what they have and they were one of the few places that kept selling comic books when it became a "FLCS" stuff only.  But it's been well over a year since I've been in there. 





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