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@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

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@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)


@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

@  Jet : (31 July 2020 - 11:31 AM)


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@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 06:18 PM)

"Prowl". There, that's at least fifteen.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Or do you want people to spam the Squawkbox with lists of 100 characters?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Oky, just one question: If I were to say "Yes, I could", how could you be sure I'm not lying?

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:08 PM)

i don't go into people's threads that have no relevance to my interests just to be an ass by telling them that their comments and opinions are of no value just because they have no personal interest to me.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

i think one of us is misunderstanding what the squawkbox is actually for.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

and what is wrong with that? you respond to me to lessen your own boredom.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

I'm asking people if they think they could.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

Or did you just think of another random question to lessen your boredom?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:04 PM)

Is this a survey?


The Next Generation

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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:45 PM

This isn't about the PS5 or the Xbox Series X, no this is about the next generation of gamers. I have been playing games since I was old enough to hold a 2600 controller, as my parents had that and a C64 before I was even born.


So I have tons of consoles and portables in my collection. All the systems from Sega, Sony, and Nintendo, as well as Microsoft's Xbox line, for my kids to eventually start their foray into video games. Today, we have some pretty bad weather, so I have got out my two GBA SPs, my DS Lite, my 3ds, and my wife's Yoshi 3DS XL so that we can charge them up. If we are going to be without power, at least we will have some games to entertain the two year old and four year old. 


So, I pulled out my trust worthy  GBA SP, and start playing some Dragon Warrior 3 ( I recently got the game at a Retro store), and both kids instantly find me and start begging to play a game too. Now, they haven't played much before, but today, I got them both started on the path to a limetime of gaming with the two GBAs playing Mario Brothers on two of the Mario Advance games. Hopefully, they will pick up how to play them well one day, but right now they are just having a blast playing with them, pretending that they are phones, etc. 


So anyone else here bring their kids into this addictive and fun hobby? 

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:15 AM

I also hooked up the Sega Genesis Mini and introduced them to Sonic the Hedgehog. My four year old was kind of getting the hang of it, but needed some help with some parts. My two year old just loved making Sonic jump. :)


My wife really got into it too, so we decided that we would make this a a weekly thing on Saturdays for them to play video games.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:14 PM

I'm trying, but it's been surprisingly difficult. My 10-year-old I think would love to play games all the time if she could. The problem is, my wife absolutely doesn't want the kids to be spending all their time just playing games, so the time limits are very strict. Making it worse, there's normally some basic chore requirement that must be met to actually earn that video game time, and she just won't do it.


To illustrate exactly what I mean, we got her the Sword/Shield Switch Lite that was released in November, a couple days after her birthday. We'd been getting on to her about cleaning her room since this past Spring. We'd decided she would get the Switch as soon as it was done, and we made it clear to her that she was missing out on stuff because she wasn't doing it. Come Christmas, she finally got to find out she had a Switch waiting for her, but was immediately told she still wouldn't get it until her room was cleaned. By the end of Christmas break, I gave up waiting, went in with a couple trash bags, and did a bulk of the actual cleaning myself, taking many of the toys and other items that had been strewn across the floor away to be stored until she could earn them back. She was then given two specific tasks she needed to do to finish the job: organize her desk, and take care of her bookshelves, which now have more books than space to store them. Yeah, neither of those has been completed yet... Meanwhile, once she does get to play, she gets COMPLETELY absorbed, to the point of shutting out everyone and everything else. It invariably ends with her getting in trouble for completely ignoring Mommy, losing out on any further video game time for the next couple days.


My 5-year-old has shown some interest, but she just hasn't been really catching on yet. The main games she's been interested in so far are the Paw Patrol game I got for her on my Switch, and Mario Kart. So far, she can manage to either run or jump in the Paw Patrol game, but can't manage to combine the two. Mario Kart completely overwhelms her.


So yeah, I'd really like to share my hobby with both of them. I'm still struggling with how to really do it, though.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:52 PM

Yeah, My four year old gets zoned out when she plays the Sega. I completely understand on that one! It is the reason why I have to put it up on days that aren't Saturday.

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