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@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 06:16 PM)

While I agree with you in principal: the problem here isn't the internet service providers. Though the onus of fixing it as a systemic problem is probably on them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 03:16 PM)

then how would honest Canadian companies like Rogers or Bell be able to overcharge you for content, or not even make the content available in your region for varied and unknowable reasons?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:33 PM)

It's on the internet, but the internet is being treated like it's regional. It doesn't matter that I'm in canada, It's the internet. Stop enforcing outdated and completely arbitrary broadcast restrictions on the global telecommunication network.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

Nope, security is not my concern at all.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 April 2021 - 01:56 PM)

I mean, if you're not worried about security and just using it to access geolocked content, there are free vpns.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 11:43 AM)

To watch cartoons on a free streaming program? Might as well write my representative if I have to fix problems other people caused.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 April 2021 - 04:47 PM)

Sounds like time for a vpn.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2021 - 10:32 AM)

Aaannndddd no earthworm jim in canada. Thanks outdated broadcast standards.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Truly the crossover I never knew I needed in my life.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 April 2021 - 08:39 PM)

Dude! Tubi Tv has the Earthworm Jim cartoon! And Chuck Norris and Denver!

@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

@  Sabrblade : (18 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.


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#1 Solarstorm

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

I had the original DS when it launched. No good games and the screen shattered in a month.

With the new guitar hero game, I caved and purchased a used red DS Lite from Gamestop. Picked up New Super Mario Bros, FFXII Revenant Wings, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, and Guitar Hero: On Tour.

Any good recommendations for games? I haven't been following the DS releases for the past few years.

RPGs and Side Scrollers especially.

And has anyone played the Inuyasha RPG? I considered it, but figured licensed games usually blow.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:10 PM

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:51 PM

The Castlevania games are all good, as are the Ace Attorney games if you like interactive fiction, and I've been really enjoying Space Invaders Extreme lately.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:55 PM

Custom Robo Arena is pretty nifty.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:00 PM

Final Fantasy Tactics.

Seriously, either the first one or the second one.

They're godly addictive crack.

Fire Emblem is fun as well, but I'm having twice as much fun with FFTA right now.

Also, the Megaman battle network games for GBA are really awesome.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:01 PM

The Advance Wars games are very good too.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:14 PM

I suggest the Castlevania's as well.

MegaMan ZX is decent, though it's hard to get from one area to another thanks to poor level planning.

MegaMan ZX: Advent however is AMAZING. I highly suggest you check it out.

If you can stand point and click style RPGs I really recomend Trace Memory. It should be fairly cheap now a days.

As for the Inu Yasha RPG.

Question 1: Are you a fan of the series?

Question 2: Are you a fan of the story in RPGs?

If you've answered no to either, dont' bother. I myself am enjoying it for it's story, and I like the series. But the battle system is nothing to write home about. It's sturdy enough to be tolleratible, but if you're looking for something like a Final Fantasy battle system. Look elsewhere. I'd suggest looking it up on YouTube to get some visuals on the battles and judge from there if you want to try it.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

Seconding custom robo, that game is AWESOME.

Since you got Trauma Center I might as well suggest you get the sequel as well, it came out on wednesday and kicks ass.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:34 PM

If you're up for Custom Robo, I'd be happy to trade it for a Voyager Animated Grimlock if you happen to have some in your area. icon-fire.gif I'm done with the game, still got all the paperwork and the case and whatnot.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:05 PM

Hehe custom robo was good because it didn't have all that slaggy constant text that sucked in the console version. Seriously. beedly beedly beep beedly beedly beep beedly beedly beep beedly beedly beep battle beedly beedly beep beedly beedly beep beedly beedly beep MORE STORY! MAKE IT END!

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

I'm gonna get raped for saying this, but I really didn't like Custom Robo DS. I thought the overworld graphics were bad, the combat frustrating, and the story made Bayblade seem epic.

All the Megaman Battle Network games are good, but I tend to enjoy the odd numbered ones best, especially BN5 for the DS.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:52 PM

I concur with everyone singing the praises of Advance Wars anything. I also really like Children of Mana, as well as Heroes of Mana.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:52 PM

i'll tap in and recommend HArvest Moon DS and Rune FActory.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:50 PM

I'm shocked that Contra 4 has not been mentioned yet. SHOCKED! Contra 4 is everything amazing about Contra-it's hard as hell, lovingly tongue-in-cheek and balls to the wall a blast to play. Oh, and it's hard. Very hard.

Other recommendations-the Transformers DS games (Autobot and Decepticon versions) any of the Final Fantasy remakes (GBA version included), Sigma Star Saga (GBA RPG/shooter) and Drill Dozer for the GBA. Also, you can't go wrong with Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:56 PM

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Unless you don't happen to LIKE Pokemon. Seriously I played Red and then never touched the franchise (gamewise) again.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:57 PM

Elite Beat Agents is a really good game, and you can get it cheap at Walmart. Geometry Wars is also pretty fun.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 12:05 AM

Get Final Fantasy 3 NOW! It is the best DS game I have played to date.

Also, if you like Mario Kart, then Mario Kart DS is a lot of fun.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:51 AM

The World Ends With You.

GREAT RPG.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 07:26 AM

All-time list of my recommended games for your DS (GBA cartridges included):

Puzzles:
Tetris DS
Puzzle Quest DS
Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo II (GBA)

Multiplayer:
Tetris DS
Mario Kart DS
Metroid Prime: Hunters
Bomberman DS
Mario Party (better fullhouse with no bots)
Animal Crossing

RPG:
FF I/II DoS, FFIV, FFV, and FFVI ADVANCE
FFIV DS
Rune Factory: a Fantasy Harvest Moon
Animal Crossing
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 1&2
POKEMON RSE/FRLG/DPL (L as in pLatinum, which is coming soon)
Riviera (which also happens to have DATING GAME elements.)
Mother 3 (JPN only)
Legend of Zelda (series)

RPG/Tactics:
Super Robot Taisen OG, OG2, W (Warning, W is only in JPN)
Tactics Ogre: the Knight of Lodis
Front Mission DS
Fire Emblem (series)

RPG/Roguelikes/Wizardry-clones:
Etrian Odyssey 1&2
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon- Explorers of Time & Darkness
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (NETHACK-LEVEL DIFFICULTY WARNING)
(HOMEBREW) Nethack DS compile

Action/Platformer/Metroidvania:
Drill Dozer
Metroid Fusion, Zero Mission
Castlevania CotM, HoD, AoS, DoS, PoR, and the upcoming one that's being released sometime in the near future
Megaman Zero (series) and ZX (series)
Boktai, Lunar Knights (series)
Gunstar Super Heroes
N2: the commercial sequel to a freeware flash game made of awesome gymnastic ninja feats
Wario (series)

Action/Drilling:
Drill Dozer
Mr Driller Drill Spirits

Awesome/difficult to tag/Brain Games:
Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents (both are great)
Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney series)
Warioware (series)
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:39 AM

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Also, you can't go wrong with Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.


Unless you don't happen to LIKE Pokemon. Seriously I played Red and then never touched the franchise (gamewise) again.



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