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@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).


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#41 MatrixPrime

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Jun 18 2008, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Knight in Rusty Armor @ Jun 18 2008, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
great and mgs3 won't play on a ps3.....bah i say


It plays, but only on the 80/60GB models (and maybe the original 20GB).

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I would imagine that the MGS franchise would be available to download at some point.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:20 PM

MGS1 is up on the Japanese PSN store, along with policenauts. But i dunno if when/if were gettig it.

I woldnt hold my breath for any PS2 downloadable games tho. The ps1 games are emu'ed both on the PS3 and PSP. and as the PS3 PS2 emu is only on certain versions.. Anything thats not playable across the board probably would never see the store, assuming that we ever see ps2 games period.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 05:19 AM

well, I'm at the last fight(s), wow, what a game, movie, or whatever you want to call it. Solid Snake is the jive. This may be the best "movie" of 2008.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:11 AM

I'm trying to get the stealth camo. I'm starting to realize how much I hate these huge maps. You get through like a mile of stealth and then right at the end of the stage you get caught and have to do it all over again.

ACT2 has awesome stages though. They're so wide open. I'm on my 3rd playthrough and I'm still finding new parts that I never went down.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:43 PM

they also have new camouflage up for download as well

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:03 PM

Just beat the game, and I'll say it again, what a story. Loved the ending. Picking up the PS3 just for this game alone was surely worth it. No regrets.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 20 2008, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just beat the game, and I'll say it again, what a story. Loved the ending. Picking up the PS3 just for this game alone was surely worth it. No regrets.


Were some of those scenes not epic? Like modeling that whole ship only to have it sit off in the background in the end.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:47 AM

QUOTE(Crypt @ Jun 21 2008, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 20 2008, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just beat the game, and I'll say it again, what a story. Loved the ending. Picking up the PS3 just for this game alone was surely worth it. No regrets.


Were some of those scenes not epic? Like modeling that whole ship only to have it sit off in the background in the end.

yup, loved it.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:49 AM

I just finished the game.

*salutes*

Such an epic game.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:52 AM

really loved the final, FINAL fight.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:46 AM

Now its time to go through it all again and get EVERYTHING


*grabes guide and reads*

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:39 PM

I just finished the game. Absolutely amazing.

The ending was masterful. The final fight really puts a bookend on the franchise. Especially the way each segment of the fight takes music from each game.

The after the credits scene came out of nowhere. Though I thought something was up when the last VA credit was for HIGHLIGHT to view:
big boss .

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

So I've gotten 55 guns, stealth, bandanna, solar gun, every camo cept for the corpse camo and two of the face camos. Almost all of the ipod music. I didn't buy any of it from the drebin shop either.

Now I just have to get the rest of the emblems and beat extreme mode in under 5 hours, 0 rations, alerts, kills, continues. Hopefully they won't be too hard.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:37 AM

Just for curiosity...



who else switched controller 1 to 2 during the mantis fight...

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:45 AM

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Just for curiosity...



who else switched controller 1 to 2 during the mantis fight...


*Raises hand

call otacon when you do it.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

I forgot all about doing that.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:03 AM

For those of you who've finished it, what the story with Raiden? I heard that HIGHLIGHT to view:
he's a robot ninja in MGS4

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE(ShadowFox @ Jun 25 2008, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For those of you who've finished it, what the story with Raiden? I heard that HIGHLIGHT to view:
he's a robot ninja in MGS4


HIGHLIGHT to view:
Not entirely. He's biological with mechanical enhancements. He has artificial blood that is milky grey. He can bleed a ton and be fine, but the artificial blood needs dialysis when much has been lost. At the end, you see him in a hospital shirtless, for a guy who had both arms cut off, multiple stabbings, and fought a team of soldiers with a sword held in his mouth, he looks to be in good healthy shape minus some incision scars. He kicks lots of ass in MGS4. All of his scenes are absolutely amazing (and mostly cut scenes).

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:29 AM

about Raiden..

HIGHLIGHT to view:
from what i remember of the MGS Database, sometime after MGS2 he gets captured and heavily experiemented upon, replacing a good portion of his body with cybernetics. Eventualy he is freed by Big Mama and her troops and he helps her out. After the events of MGS4 Raiden seems to get most his robotics replaced with natural looking prostetics. Or at the very least has an outer layer of syntetic flesh placed over the internal machinery. The lines match up to where his flesh was still precent in his ninja form but have little divots in them at places that look unnatural


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:09 AM

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about Raiden..

HIGHLIGHT to view:
from what i remember of the MGS Database, sometime after MGS2 he gets captured and heavily experiemented upon, replacing a good portion of his body with cybernetics. Eventualy he is freed by Big Mama and her troops and he helps her out. After the events of MGS4 Raiden seems to get most his robotics replaced with natural looking prostetics. Or at the very least has an outer layer of syntetic flesh placed over the internal machinery. The lines match up to where his flesh was still precent in his ninja form but have little divots in them at places that look unnatural


MGS Database? Where is that located? Is it on the pre-order DVD? (Which I own, but never bothered to load into the computer, just the DVD.)

Also, do you know if it explains anything about Dr. Petrovich Madnar's history & involvement in the MGS series? (He built the Metal Gears in Metal Gear 1 & 2, but aside from a somewhat unexplained off camera role in MGS4, I haven't heard his name mentioned in the MGS series.)

Then again, maybe there's a bit more explanation regarding him, if I'd played Portable Ops. But I'm hard pressed to buy a PSP just for that game. Why can't they just release it on the PS2 already.

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Edited by Kevin S, 25 June 2008 - 06:10 AM.

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