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@  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.

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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


Who do you think is the most difficult boss of all time?

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#1 Tyson


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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:59 PM


I nominate this one.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:37 PM

well besides that looking completely crazy and probably made to be unbeatable i nominate the first boss in ninja gaiden on Master ninja Mode.

I cant think of his name but he's the white haired teacher guy with the nunchaku. Hes beatable but god damnit is he hard.


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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE(Prime 2.0 @ May 3 2008, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
well besides that looking completely crazy and probably made to be unbeatable i nominate the first boss in ninja gaiden on Master ninja Mode.

I cant think of his name but he's the white haired teacher guy with the nunchaku. Hes beatable but god damnit is he hard.

Funny thing is. I beat him on normal mode on my new PS3 on my first try Yesterday. But was very colse to dieing though.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:13 AM

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:36 AM

Lou on Expert! (GH3)

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:37 AM

Bowser/King Koopa from Super Mario Bros. I hate that hammer throwing dinosaur.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:57 AM

The tarrasque. Wait, you wanted video game bosses......

Dragonforce. Screw Lou, he's easy. First time I played Through the Fire and Flames, I couldn't feel my hands for five minutes afterwards.

I also nominate Ares from God of War on god mode. He's unbeatable to me. Mainly because every damn time I get to the final part of the fight and try to grapple, the game freezes. But the sounds keep going, so I get a frozen game letting out homoerotic grunting.

The hidden opponents in YuGiOh: Dark Duel Stories. Not because they're that tough, but because they cheat (not an exaggeration, they use multiple copies of cards you're only allowed one of).

Ozma from Final Fantasy 9. Every time I think I'm getting close, he wipes out the entire party in one hit. If I can reach him at all. Grah.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:26 AM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ May 3 2008, 11:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ozma from Final Fantasy 9. Every time I think I'm getting close, he wipes out the entire party in one hit. If I can reach him at all. Grah.

Ozma's easy. You've just got to prep. Make sure you've got status immunity to the more crippling status effects, namely Silence and Confuse. Also, doesn't hurt to max out your party's 9999 damage dealing attacks (Quina's Frog Drop, Zidane's Thievery, Freya's Dragon Crest). Equip as many characters as you can with Pumice Piece or any other shadow element nullifying/absorbing equipment (I think there might be a robe or two that does so), that way Doomsday doesn't annihilate you. And to make it even easier, complete the Friendly Monster sidequest, which removes his Shadow absorption status (so his Doomsdays hurt him rather than heal him). That's pretty much the gist of it.

Ultima and Omega Weapon in FFVIII are a lot harder, at least if you're not a cheapass and abuse Hero Drink/Holy Wars to render yourself invulnerable. But those things make anything easy.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:49 AM

Ive got to say Omega Weapon in FFVIII

I never had the holy wars to help and never beat him

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:11 AM

Angel X in the first Mega Man Zero.

Edited by Mr. Wingus, 04 May 2008 - 07:11 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:06 PM

Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the NES.

The game is great, and in many ways the precursor to games like GTA, but that final boss is a pain in my ass.

Edited by aDam, 04 May 2008 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:19 PM

Onslaught from Marvel v. Capcom---not impossible. But he was hugging hard back in the Dreamcast/arcade days.

Megatron on the PSP version of the TF movie. I gave up on that one.

And quite a few RPG bosses. They are just difficult because you have to hug around A LOT more longer to beat them (ie. walking around and leveling up. It can take hours in some games).

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(Solarstorm @ May 4 2008, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Onslaught from Marvel v. Capcom---not impossible. But he was hugging hard back in the Dreamcast/arcade days.

You never played as Mega Man did you? For the most part He could lay low and just buster shot him to death in the first mode. You'd still take a lot of damage from his rush attack and magnetic storm but they were easily blocked. And the 2nd form was cake, jumping over his arms and blocking or getting out of the way of his projectile attacks were easy. The only tough part would be if he summoned a fighter to stall you.

I always though Shao Khan in Ultimate MK 3 was a cheap character ack in the day.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:26 PM

Scratch that. Here is a new canidate!

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:04 PM

Bullet Hell games should be automatically disqualified from these sort of comparisons. A good chunk of them are still developed in the arcade mindset of trying to simply consume coinage, which gives us boss like those where continues are a borderline necessity for even the most twitch-skilled gamer. The only bullet hell game I'd ever serious consider is Ikaruga because of the flip aspect.

There's a difference between difficult boss design and bad boss design.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:21 PM

The hardest boss I've encountered is deceptively difficult, and is much harder than the game's final boss. The bos is none other than...

Donkey Kong 64's Donkey Kong Arcade Machine

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:56 AM

Sonic the Hedgehog

Labarinth (sp) Zone boss. I still have only done it once to this day

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:02 AM

Nominees for Toughest Boss Ever:

The "You cannot run, hide, or escape" award: YETI from Skifree

The "I'm going to kill you through sheer speed and air turbulence" award: Mechanical Train Control Robot, Sunset Park 3, Sonic Triple Trouble

The "SNK SUPREME BOSS" Award: KOF XI's last boss who thinks with portals

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:32 AM

oh god. the Yeti....

that brings back frustrating memories