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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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#1 megamagnusagain

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:24 PM

So anytime you visit gamestop or one of its partners to trade in games just list the date and value of each game here.

6/26/08

ps2 guitar hero wireless controller -$15 value

Call of duty 2 xbox360 - $2.00 value

Chronicles of riddick xbox - $1.00

madden 2006 xbox - 10 cents (lol)

incredible hulk ultimate destruction xbox- $2.00

fight night round 2 xbox-$2.00

Sonic mega collection -ps2 $3.00

True crime streets of LA xbox- 0.25

x-men legends xbox - $0.50

Resident evil 4 gamecube -$4.00

ps2 dvd remote$2.00

Doom 3 collectors edition xbox $2.50

I hope this helps anyone who has any of these games and is thinking bout trading them in.






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Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:40 AM

why would you trade any of those games in if that's all you were going to get? The disc, manual and case are worth more than that,

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#3 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:57 AM

Maybe they are.. Maybe they arn't.

I'm sorry. I don't trade in games, so quiet frankly, it means squat to me.

But I think it's bulljive that people always bitch about trade in prices. Its the same damn thing if you go and trade in your car, even after driving it off the lot.


Some people like trading in the games, some don't. But do we -always- have to hear bitching about the prices?

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:08 AM

The funny thing is if you sold those in a yard sale, you'd get paid the same for them, but would be excited about the killing you made that day.


But I do agree with you TM_Silverclaw. Everyone in the universe knows that you don't get squat for the games, yet everyone goes and trades them anyway, and then complains even though they saw it coming. I mean really, if you're thinking about trading games in, why don't you just get a broom and shove it up your ass and save yourself the gas money? The experience is practically the same, only you get to keep the games.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:20 AM

QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 27 2008, 06:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why would you trade any of those games in if that's all you were going to get? The disc, manual and case are worth more than that,

Because that's $30+ in pocket or towards another game.

Money/store credit vs. a bunch of unplayed games lying around, taking up space.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE(Minion_D @ Jun 27 2008, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 27 2008, 06:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why would you trade any of those games in if that's all you were going to get? The disc, manual and case are worth more than that,

Because that's $30+ in pocket or towards another game.

Money/store credit vs. a bunch of unplayed games lying around, taking up space.

If you didn't play them, why did you buy them in the first place?
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

Well, they could be games with no replay value or just flat out sucked.


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:06 PM

2 dollars for a game??? Buy you paid 60 dollars for that game when it came out 7 years ago! What a rip off! You got any 4.99 games in this bin over here??

Okay.


Its not a bad idea to keep a running list of crap games that don't trade in or sell for much, but keep in mind that those prices change pretty much daily.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:20 PM

Wow. A sobering reminder of why I never, ever, trade in games. The comparison to cars is ridiculous, since these must sell back for 5 to 10x that price. The used car market has an overhead to it, but nothing like this.

The yard sale comparison is equally ridiculous since not only would you probably sell these games for quite a bit more (5$ for most of those maybe?) but the person buying them would themselves also be making a hell of a savings off what they would buy at the marked up price.

I'm glad they're not buying back jivey old horrible sports games for any legitimate price, since all they do is waste space in used game store aisles.

Edited by aDam, 27 June 2008 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

I agree that it's a given that you'll get ripped off trading in at GameStop, and you shouldn't feel bitter if you voluntarily trade them in; but that's why it feels so good to buy clearance games someplace else, then flip them at GS for more money than you paid (especially with this month's promotion - $10 extra trade credit when you trade in 2 360/PS3/Wii games). It's sort of a way to get back at the man:P I'm probably going to use the credit to pick up Ninja Gaiden II when it comes down, but in the meantime I might go pick up Rainbow Six 3 for the original XBox.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE(aDam @ Jun 27 2008, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow. A sobering reminder of why I never, ever, trade in games. The comparison to cars is ridiculous, since these must sell back for 5 to 10x that price. The used car market has an overhead to it, but nothing like this.

The yard sale comparison is equally ridiculous since not only would you probably sell these games for quite a bit more (5$ for most of those maybe?) but the person buying them would themselves also be making a hell of a savings off what they would buy at the marked up price.

I'm glad they're not buying back jivey old horrible sports games for any legitimate price, since all they do is waste space in used game store aisles.



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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:33 PM

Well this thread shows why I never trade in games at Gamestop and instead trade in at the local chain Special FX. Just to give you an idea of the price differences for what I traded in there last night...
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for GCN - $7
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance for GBA - $9
Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition for GBA - $9
Castlevania NES Series for GBA - $9
Namco Museum for GBA - $9
Sega Rally for GBA - $2
Metal Gear Solid for PSX - $5
Namco Museum Vol 1 for PSX - $6
Namco Museum Vol 3 for PSX - $6
House of the Dead 2 for DC - $8
Darius Gaiden for Saturn - $6
Street Fighter Alpha 2 for Saturn - $8
Duke Nukem 3D for Saturn - $10
Command & Conquer for Saturn - $8
Gameboy Player for GCN - $22

#13 megamagnusagain

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:33 PM

The reason I traded in the guitar was I already had 2 other ones , the dvd remote because I like watching dvds on my original xbox better and the games because I beat them all and had no plans of playing them again in the future. So with the money I got for all of that plus my $25 gamestop giftcard and $3.00 of leftover credit from my last visit last year I was able to purchase GTA4 which I have been itching to play.

Its a fun game and beats sticking a broom up my keister.




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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 27 2008, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(aDam @ Jun 27 2008, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow. A sobering reminder of why I never, ever, trade in games. The comparison to cars is ridiculous, since these must sell back for 5 to 10x that price. The used car market has an overhead to it, but nothing like this.

The yard sale comparison is equally ridiculous since not only would you probably sell these games for quite a bit more (5$ for most of those maybe?) but the person buying them would themselves also be making a hell of a savings off what they would buy at the marked up price.

I'm glad they're not buying back jivey old horrible sports games for any legitimate price, since all they do is waste space in used game store aisles.



Never.. Ever... Buy a new car then.
Cars depreciate in value because they depreciate in quality. Games don't. There are legitimate reasons to buy a new car as opposed to a used one.

#15 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:41 PM

Except the car will depreciate in value the -second- it's off the lot of the dealership.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:11 PM

Yes... I agree and have not said anything to contradict that...

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:28 PM

But games to depreciate in quality. In old carts.. batteries go dead. On CD's lasers wear down the CDs.

Face it... As much as you bitch.. you've got no grounds to stand on besides going "Whaa whaa whaaa."

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 28 2008, 12:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But games to depreciate in quality. In old carts.. batteries go dead. On CD's lasers wear down the CDs.

Face it... As much as you bitch.. you've got no grounds to stand on besides going "Whaa whaa whaaa."

I was going to be a little bitch and go on about the battery issue, but it's barely relevant anymore. Old RPGs are bad not out of use, but because of age. Cars get worn out by being driven.

And are you really going to talk about laser rot on a CD or DVD based game? Let's not be completely *scrubbed* now. I've never had a problem with a disc based game stopping to work in all my years of buying new and used games and playing them quite a bit.

I have had trouble with my car, which I've put a lot less miles on than most of my game systems.

The car analogy might be more apt for something like a controller, which is prone to having parts break down, or maybe something like an original model NES, but face it... as much as you bitch... you've got no ground to stand on besides going "whaa whaa whaaa."

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:07 AM

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Q: Do discs wear out?

A: Of course, rough handling, dirt and poor storage techniques will physically damage a disc, and eventually render it unreadable. There is also another type of "wear" that discs go through that is related to temperature, moisture and ultraviolet light. These are the stresses that disc makers often use to test media's ability to withstand aging. If you believe the marketers of media, discs will last for "100 years" and "thousands of uses". The truth is somewhat less definite. One factor that has been demonstrated by many users, is that discs that do not burn well and show higher error-rates tend to degrade much faster. In worst cases, they can fail in as little as a few weeks, but months or years is more likely an accurate prediction for the less reliable of the media that's out there. The media should last for many years with careful storage and use. Remember that all media is "burned" with a laser, heat is the process that makes the dye change characteristics and heat will make it unreadable again. "Re-writable" media is well known for being less stable than "write-once" media. In spite of the seller's claims to the contrary, re-writable discs may have a real-world life of only a few dozen write-erase cycles, or less, before they start to have problems with read-errors.

Edited by Tm_Silverclaw, 28 June 2008 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:37 AM

Cars have a standard aftermarket vaule on them. Ever heard of Kelley Blue Book? Sure that price can vary depending on what someone is willing to pay, like any aftermarket valule, but there is a standard as to what that car should be "worth."

A $5 game at GameStop will be turned around and sold for what, $10-$15? So...why would you trade it in at $5 if it's worth two to three times that much? Just sell it on ebay or Amazon and get that extra money for yourself.