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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  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

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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The Division 2, now 3 bucks!


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:50 AM

The Division 2.

 

I know it's a squad based, online first person shooter. And basically nothing else. Oh, and it's dirt cheap bordering on free now. Has anyone played it enough to have an opinion of it?


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:12 PM

is this a steam sale?


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:28 PM

No, epic store and ubisoft store sale apparently. Good till the third of next month.

 

Edit: that is to say: I can't find it on steam, only on those providers.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:55 PM

You know what: it's three bucks. Even after tax and exchange rate (cause the epic store is american only, apparently.) it's still less than five. I'm just going to do it.

 

*58 gig download*

 

... am I the only one that thinks the size of the game should be included in the specs? I mean, canada still has a LOT of bandwidth restrictions, and if we hadn't upgraded our service, this would have killed one entire month's cap, and bitten pretty deep into next.


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:58 PM

If it were on Steam, the size would be in the specs. Listing the size of a program has been standard practice in the industry for as long as hard drives have existed, because people needed to know how much free space they needed. Not surprised this is yet another thing the Epic Store can't be assed to do.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 01:29 PM

Right, of course. It's a ubisoft title, so even if it's the greatest game in the hugging world, it's still a giant pain in the ass to play because of the Uplay crap.

 

Edit: it wouldn't recognise or validate the epic download, so I had to actually run uplay as an administrator. That got it, and it's updating now. So if it actually RUNS we got ourselves a game.

 

Edit 2: and shocking absolutely NO ONE, there is NOW a 14 gig update to the game. This is where you see quebec cultures influence on ubisoft. Frustrating, pointlessly obfuscated and frequently broken. A better model exists, but damned if they'll use it.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 04:50 PM

Alright, so: Gameplay.

 

I like it so far. It plays alot like destiny 2 (tactical game play, but third person.) and has a slightly less... frantic, overloading pace and splash. Kill enemies, sometimes get loot from them, do missions for rewards. Not hard to get wrong, but not hard to get right either. So far, it's pretty right. Course, I've only done the intro tutorial...

 

What's annoying me is the inconsistent use of key commands for menus. I had trouble backing out of the skill menu once I bought my first skill at the quartermaster because the RIGHT key to hit was spacebar and not escape, with escape being the standard "back one" key to that point. And absolutely no indication you had to hit something different because I was able to access all the menus around and over the skill, but just not go backward... Also, you were already all the way in game BEFORE you could set any graphics settings or resolutions. At least changing the graphics level and resolution didn't require a restart. Even more: when you're playing (or want to play.) single player: you're still required to be connected to the service. But that's always pissed me off.

 

So, long story short: fun so far, but giant pain in the ass to actually get going. Par for the course for ubisoft games.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 05:29 PM

I took a walk from the white house to the theater district. I ran into 3 hyena patrols. One was just walking, but there's a price to that when I'm around. The second had a hostage, so I iced them. The third was involved in a gun fight with civilians, I reinforced the civvies. I walked away with some new gloves, new body armor, and a bitching new rifle.

 

Yeah. I think I like this game.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:04 PM

That's still too much for me to play it.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:54 PM

'Kay.

 

 

Why?


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:32 PM

It's a Ubisoft Live Service game.  Based on what you went through despite the game having been around for a year, it's still got problems on install that doesn't bode well for the future of the game.

 

Ironbite-that and it's just kinda boring.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:10 PM

Yeah, it's pretty hugged up on their end. Buying through another service only actually gives you a key, and you're still required to play through uplay regardless, even when you can download in the other service. Why "validating files" in uplay (which is what I had to do to get it to recognize the copy that the epic launcher downloaded.) is tied to the administrator mode which is not how software runs by default hugging boogles my mind. And then requiring you to link the other launcher copy of the game to uplay with every hugging game instead of just letting me tie my epic account to my uplay account ONCE and get it over with since they still sell their games in other stores is just hugging stupid. It's not like it's hard: Please input your steam credentials, please input your epic credentials. Okay, we'll check against game keys when you load uplay and prompt you for update in the launcher itself. Nope, instead you get shunted to a hugging webpage which only half works.

 

All the rest is just their software design. Not having access to the configuration menu before you play was a design choice (a poor one.) but understandable since they basically went with "no hugging main menu at all" (again, bad choice.) and you either have to be through character creation OR playing to get those options.

 

What I will give them credit for though: I've always had problems with ubisoft games on the first install, and ONLY on the first install. Every other time after was generally problem free and straightforward.

 

*reads what was just written*

 

hug me, why do I bother with ubisoft at all...


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 02:10 AM

Gonna guess this is digital only. Is it possible for PS4? Much as I'd rather have a physical copy, for three bucks... I mean I enjoyed what I got to play of the first Division.

Or should I try for the xbox since I got the first division on it? Hmm...


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 07:16 AM

I suppose you could check on the console stores. The sale might be there too. I only use PC and nintendo switch, so that's where I've seen it.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:40 AM

$3 on PS4, yes. Just bought.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 02:20 PM

Gamestop has both games new physical copy for 5 bucks each.

 

So... which system should I go for? I'm guessing it probably doesn't matter, but what would you suggest?


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 04:38 PM

Which ever you're more comfortable playing on.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 07:55 PM

Ended up going PS4 since I have friends on that system.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:26 PM

That's how you do it. It's fun enough alone, but definetly seems like a "more fun with friends" thing.


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 03:17 AM

The year one pass is only 12 bucks right now till the third. Is it worth it?


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