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@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.


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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:19 PM

Got the last one at my local walmart tonight...errr this morning. To be honest, the 40GB version is a much better deal, since with the $100 gift card, you can practically get MGS4 and a Dual Shock 3 for free, though you lose backwards compatibility and that extra 40GB

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:36 AM

I just picked up the Collectors edition. got a sweet Snake figure.

*waits for game to install*

EDIT: oh god....the idiots...they gave me 2 copies

WOOHOO!

Edited by Goblez, 12 June 2008 - 12:39 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:29 AM

Got the Gamestop Limited Edition at Midnight. Opened it up to take a look at the 3 discs. But didn't get to play because I had to be up at 4am for work. Currently at work now, have to go home, feed the dog, put together a Hutch as a Surprise for my Fiance. Get my haircut...

Sighs... Hopefully I will get to play the game tonight, but it is starting to look like it won't be till Friday Night or worse Sat Morning...

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:41 AM

Went with my friend to Walmart so he could get one, got there about 5:30 two people were already in line. At 6 a manager walks out and asks if were waiting for the PS3 bundle, he says sorry we only got two. Now we're gonna wait and see if Frys or Best Buy will price match.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:41 AM


I hit the Wal-Mart last night at midnight and picked up the console (with free $100 gift card woot) and played around on the PS3 setting up my accounts (and downloading updates) for the console and for MGO until about 2, then played straight through Act One. I am totally loving it. Then tried to play some MGO, and spent most of the matches trying to CQC so I could hack the OpFor's SOP, but all my character ever did was throw the guy to ground. Mebbe I just suck. icon-fire.gif

Just got back from Gamestop where I picked up my LE copy and was scanning through the docu. Looking forward to sitting down and watching after I finish the game. Really need to get the Blu-Ray remote, cause navigating videos on the controller suuuucks.

Tomorrow I think I'll run to Best Buy and go ahead and pick up the headset since it's only $39.99 there.


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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:26 AM

I had my Limited edition shipped from gamestop.com overnight. It's currently in transit to my house. typically the UPS guy comes around 4:40 pm, so the game will be there an hour before I get home from work.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:30 AM

I was a bit surprised at the number of systems my local walmart had. They had , I think, 3 cases, so 6 systems in total, and like I said above, I got the last one. I didn't wait in line though. I went to Walmart at about 11pm, and saw that one guy was standing there reading a book, and someone else was lounging around the checkout there in the electronics section. Me, I just walked around the store for about an hour and showed up right before midnight. There were about 10 people there in total maybe, 5 of which got the bundle, the others only got the game, and I walked right up and got the last bundle.

I was WAY too tired last night to mess around with it, so I hooked the system up this morning hastily to configure it and get it setup. I also performed the initial install for MGS4, which took 8 minutes. I love the fact that Snake chain smokes through this sequence. I also watched the opening cinematic with Snake in the cemetery. I can't wait to get out of work today to play this.


Edited by Jesse (M_P), 12 June 2008 - 11:33 AM.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:37 AM

What the hug do you guys do for a living? "Oh, a $500 thing came out this week? Let me check my couch cushions...yup, I have enough spare change to buy it."
It's time to bring the crunch!

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

As I stated when MGS4 was first announced, THIS was the sole reason I was buying a PS3.....I've had enough time to save money.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:57 AM

I have 2 go out later to my local GS 2 pick up my Ltd. Ed. copy of the game. I can't wait!


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Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE(Pigbag @ Jun 12 2008, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What the hug do you guys do for a living? "Oh, a $500 thing came out this week? Let me check my couch cushions...yup, I have enough spare change to buy it."


I work as a Contractor for the USDA, basically doing Tier II Phone, and Network Support. Should be getting to do Internal Tier III Diagnostics soon.

Also I'm hoping to get hired permanently soon. Had an App in for an Opening for the past 6 weeks. Sent up to the selecting official. Just have to hope no one has a better resume, or Hiring points... Government moves so slow.... ugh.

As for money, it helps to get paid well, and live in a low cost safe small IL town.

As for the others. Who knows. LOL. Granted I didn't buy the Bundle just the LE Game, and the LE Players guide that was still $120. Add the $170 I spent the week before on Animated TF's... Yeah... I guess I still fit in that description...

Edited by RYNO, 12 June 2008 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:32 PM

It's Matrix Prime/Jesse that bothers me. He practically buys a new $1000 gadget every hugging week! How many Macs does he need? I'm calling it today. Next month he's going to come online and tell us he bought 4 hugging new iPhones.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:30 PM

^^ who gives a crap

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE(Knight in Rusty Armor @ Jun 12 2008, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
^^ who gives a crap


Exactly, what the hug do you care?

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:49 PM

PS3 is an option for me this summer, so I may get the bundle.

It's a big maybe though(I'm leaning towards a new computer or laptop really, or maybe a TV)
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:27 AM

This game is so friggin' awesome. I love the humor mixed in. I got past the first act last night and then my brother kept bugging me to play the damn game so I let him. And I wont be able to play it until 11:30 tonight because I'm at work from 7:30am - 10:30pm today.

I actually like all the product placement in the game. Makes it feel more real because ya know real life has products. I love exploring the levels after I help the militia win

Only bad things so far are the install times and/or load times. If I have install it, there shouldn't be loading screens.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:56 AM

the IGN review is out today. They gave it an 11/10, but it's listed as a 10/10.

I love the ipod in the game. And you can play whatever way you want in this game. I prefer sneaking, but damn it's awesome when you can plow through 20 enemies with an RPG.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jun 12 2008, 01:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just picked up the Collectors edition. got a sweet Snake figure.

*waits for game to install*

EDIT: oh god....the idiots...they gave me 2 copies

WOOHOO!


any chance you'd be willing to part with that extra copy icon-hotrod.gif




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Posted 13 June 2008 - 06:12 PM

is sony looking to to sell games by downloading old titles ala xbox and Wii?

I am trying to debate if i should try to find a 60 gb or just get a4 0.

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 10:38 PM

Well I just finished the game. It's great. Admittedly, though, this really isn't a game. It has waaaaay more cutscenes than gameplay. Took me about 21 hours to beat (gameplay + movies). It's also the biggest fan wank in the history of the world. I've never seen so much fan service as this game has. Which is great for people who have played all of the games, but everyone else will basically be lost.

Gameplay wise the game feels like a perfected MGS3. They took out all the gay crap like the cumbersome camo and the medical system. It's also geared to fit both those who like action and those who like stealth. With the drebin system, it makes it possible to run and gun if you want to. I chose stealth mostly and it's pretty hard in some place. But I will also say that the octocamo is probably over powered because you can get 99% coverage even while crouching. The new moves that snake sports (rolling on his back, firing from his back, etc) are pretty useless in the single player mode. You probably won't use them at all. What I am saying is that the gameplay mechanics really haven't changed. However, the new moves come in handy in the multiplayer mode a lot. Now that isn't to say the gameplay style hasn't changed any. The stealth on the battlefield is pretty cool. It's rewarding to get through an entire area unspotted, which is a lot harder this time around considering the ridiculously huge areas. The AI is also much better at spotting you this time around, although it's really stupid at some points when dealing with the octocamo. The whole picking sides thing is overhyped I would say. I mean you can pick whether or not you wanna help someone, but basically you give a militia dude a ration near the beginning and they're your allies the rest of the game. Really all the additions and hype that kojima made about the new gameplay is overblown. They're small changes that really don't affect the core gameplay we've had since MGS2.

Boss battles in this game are pretty generic. I don't find any of them anywhere near as impressive as The End battle in MGS3. They're also all pretty easy. You can get through all of them without using a ration on normal mode. And by the last boss fight, you'll find the way they all die really freaking annoying. And I'm just talking about the 4 main bosses. There are other fights that are just insanely awesome, but I won't spoil them.

Graphically the game is just beautiful. I know the game doesn't have the highest res textures out there, but when you actually see the game in action, they're stunning. Especially the areas in Act 2. The scenery is also one of the most diverse I've seen for any game.

When concerning audio, you cannot beat this game. It's the best audio of any game ever. There's so much background noise, and then given the music played in some levels, I just can't get over the quality.

And then there's the story. If you're a metal gear fan, it's the fanwankinest story on the planet. I will admit that it suffers from Return of the King Syndrome, but unlike return of the king, I didn't wanna kill myself waiting for the story to end. It's also embarassing in some places. I won't explain, but if you play through you'll understand. In any case, it is epic. You'll think it's *scrubbed* if you haven't played other MGS games, but for me I loved it.

Now I'm gonna give this game two ratings: There's the MGS fan in me that loves it, and then I can think about it in the sense of regular gamers who aren't fans of it.

MGS Fan: 10/10

Non MGS Fan: 8/10
I just don't think there's enough gameplay to keep people interested in the games if they don't know the story. There are just way too many cutscenes if you don't want story. However, your average graphics whore will love it, and action gamers will get a kick out of the billions of ways to kill people.