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@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:20 PM

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:39 AM

That is going to be a ridiculous shit show... but it'll probably bump brand recognition for a year or two until people actually realize how badly the whole hit the ground.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:07 AM

They didn't learn from the last time they tried this and ended up killing the show for a few years?

 

Not like it's going to be a big loss anyway. Pretty much every major developer has their own convention now-a-days to announce to the friendliest crowds possible (And yet Blizzard still managed to screw that up), so E3's relevance has long since waned. I mean, this year wasn't it Sony who simply didn't even bother to show up? I suspect the writing is on the wall and E3 is desperately failing to remain relevant by appealing to the "Influencers" crowd.

 

I mean, these are people who love to get their ego stroked, and what better stage to be stroked upon than E3?



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:11 AM

Just show cool new games that are in the works is that so F-ing hard??


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:35 AM

Just show cool new games that are in the works is that so F-ing hard??

 

It is when companies like Nintendo and Sony decide to hold their own and cut out the middle man.

 

Plus it seems like people are already seeing through ESA's bullshit:

 

https://twitter.com/...8341818374?s=09

 

 

Wow. The ESA literally puts it in writing:

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:28 PM

A lot of this really does sound...terrible.  But, I'm not sure I'm against the basic idea of "Lets turn E3 into the San Diego Comic Con of video games".  



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:12 PM

One of the content creators I watch litteraly said he'd rather stay home and do reaction videos than go to E3.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:22 AM

A lot of this really does sound...terrible.  But, I'm not sure I'm against the basic idea of "Lets turn E3 into the San Diego Comic Con of video games".  

See, I don't functionally have a problem with your concept, but truthfully: that's not what their doing. They're trying to turn E3 into the the hugging instagram of video games.


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:51 AM

 

A lot of this really does sound...terrible.  But, I'm not sure I'm against the basic idea of "Lets turn E3 into the San Diego Comic Con of video games".  

See, I don't functionally have a problem with your concept, but truthfully: that's not what their doing. They're trying to turn E3 into the the hugging instagram of video games.

 

 

This whole thing reeks of "old people don't understand". Like, the whole reason Keanu got the reception he did, isn't because "Hey someone famous and popular lets pay attention to that." its because it was a totally left field play. No one knew he was gonna be there, no one expected him to be there, and bam there he was. This is the kinda "surprise mechanics" that gamers like. You can't build you're damn show around that, because it removes the 'wow factor'. If you got a dockets of who's gonna be there, when they're gonna be there, and where exactly you go to see them.. People aren't gonna care, at least not in the same way as they did about Keanu.


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:09 AM

Also they aren't Keanu Reeves
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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:44 AM

Can I roll back to E3 97?


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:30 PM

 

 

A lot of this really does sound...terrible.  But, I'm not sure I'm against the basic idea of "Lets turn E3 into the San Diego Comic Con of video games".  

See, I don't functionally have a problem with your concept, but truthfully: that's not what their doing. They're trying to turn E3 into the the hugging instagram of video games.

 

 

This whole thing reeks of "old people don't understand". Like, the whole reason Keanu got the reception he did, isn't because "Hey someone famous and popular lets pay attention to that." its because it was a totally left field play. No one knew he was gonna be there, no one expected him to be there, and bam there he was. This is the kinda "surprise mechanics" that gamers like. You can't build you're damn show around that, because it removes the 'wow factor'. If you got a dockets of who's gonna be there, when they're gonna be there, and where exactly you go to see them.. People aren't gonna care, at least not in the same way as they did about Keanu.

 

It reeks of one part "old people don't understand" because the ESA has absolutely no idea what it gamers actually want, or how to represent the companies that make them. And one part "desperation and fear" because they are literally flailing to keep this one aspect of legitimacy to their existence alive.

 

This is nothing less than a desperate life support move. Attendance (and consequently, importance.) will drop year to year until it's literally just influencers fawning over themselves and wondering why the E3 hashtag isn't trending.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 04:51 PM

Remember that E3 is run by the ESA, which is a lobbyist firm for the videogame industry that has its origins in defending the industry from the videogame violence scare of the early 90's over games like Mortal Kombat and Night Trap. (Which lead to the creation of the ESRB)

 

E3 itself was primarily a trade show, intended for publishers, developers and retailers to spit numbers at each other and make business deals; media presence was a distant, secondary concern.  It was only as enthusiast press started to take off, and then later when streaming gave people at home a front row seat, did E3 start to become more known as a media spectacle.  The recent push for a consumer friendly E3 has nothing to do with being for the fans and everything to do with the ESA trying to shore up flagging profits for E3, as everyone and their mother realizes they don't need to got to E3 to have a presentation full of announcements.  (Nintendo Direct, State of Play, Inside Xbox.. not to mention shows like XO and the Playstation Experience).

 

Given the ESA has been recently seen going to bat in favor of lootboxes, being anti-union and boneheadedly exposing the personal information of thousands of journalists and influencers, I think it's important to realize that the ESA does not, and has never, given a damn about gamers: they care about profit and if they can get that from gamers, they will.  And if gamers get in the way of that, then they'll side against them.

 

E3 used to be one of my favorite times of the year, but at this point I won't shed any tears if it finally goes away.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 05:10 PM

I still cant believe that people where worked up over Night Trap back in the day


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

They were worked up over it because it was something that had never really been seen before. And, realistically, it was a pretty amazing feat given the technology they were working with.


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