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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:32 AM

It is a growing trend in gaming to leave multiple endings based on interactions and responses in the game. Bioshock is a great example of this. Right now, I'm playing through bioshock again, and I was rather intent on seeing the "bad ending". Last time through, I rescued all the little sisters. This time, I was gonna harvest the lot of them, and power through... but...


I can't do it. I can't seem to break the "good guy" archtype. No matter how hard I try, I can't do it. In any game even. In fallout, I just beat the kids to stop them from stealing, I don't kill them.

I am the only one? Trapped in an archtype and looking for a way out..
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:31 AM

I almost always play evil characters in games when given the choice. It's been my experience that the evil side is usually better written and more powerful than the good side in video games. Plus, its more interesting to explore a character that doesn't think exactly like me.


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:41 AM

The only really open ended experience recently, that comes to mind, was Mass Effect.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:08 PM

I always have issues playing the bad guy.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:10 PM

this is why i love overlord. sure, youre always the 'bad guy'

but you can be a 'good' evil over lord.. or a 'bad' evil over lord. and depending on you play effects everything in the game from your character's looks to how youre treated.

i always go as evil as i can. its just a lot more fun getting to do the things you wish you could get away with in real life.



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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:14 PM

I walk a thin line between the two

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:29 PM

I always end up playing good in most games my first play through. Then I go the evil route with a female character my second time through.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:48 PM

i've tried to play evil in such games many times.....but i cant do it. i always end up being the good guy.

GTA, on the other hand......

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:59 PM

If a play a game normally, choosing what I'd choose if it was really men, I end up being Neutral, maybe a slight leaning towards evil. But I can play both sides. Occasionally I feel bad for a dark choice I make. I still feel bad from a minor event in Mass Effect, where you basically make the your biggest fan piss his pants and run away crying. I haven't been able to choose that choice again, because I felt like complete jive afterward.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 04:10 PM

For some reason, when I play as a bad guy in most games, I end up losing/dying pretty easily. Either I just suck at playing bad guys, or deep down I'm really a good guy through and through. icon-waspy.gif

Heck, in MGS4, I figured 'Hey, it's a war zone, might as well go all out,' and just stood up and rushed into the fray, Rambo-style.

I died in the second area of the Middle East act. icon-wildride.gif

Went back to my old tactic - patiently sneaking through, and rarely taking down enemies even with non lethal weapons - and cleared the first act no problem. icon-op.gif

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Jul 11 2008, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For some reason, when I play as a bad guy in most games, I end up losing/dying pretty easily. Either I just suck at playing bad guys, or deep down I'm really a good guy through and through. icon-waspy.gif

Heck, in MGS4, I figured 'Hey, it's a war zone, might as well go all out,' and just stood up and rushed into the fray, Rambo-style.

I died in the second area of the Middle East act. icon-wildride.gif

Went back to my old tactic - patiently sneaking through, and rarely taking down enemies even with non lethal weapons - and cleared the first act no problem. icon-op.gif


That's not a good or evil thing, thats just a combat strategy. icon-wildride.gif And MGS games tend to make rushing in a bad choice anyway.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:22 PM

Well besides mass effect (which i just played to get to the alien sex part to see what the hype was about) the only other game ive played with Good and evil concequences is fable.

And ive played through as both completely evil and good and i gotta say....Evil is sooooo much fun.

Being good you have to apologize, protect the innocent, and commit no wrong. Why do all that when you coudl just kill who you want, take what you please and rape and pillage....well not rape but you get what i mean.
Plus when your 100% evil you get horns and a receding hair line ala Hellboy. Flies fallow you and even the villagers are afraid of your every step.

Way better than beign a goody too shoes with the Halo's and butterflies.



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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:33 PM

I love playing the bad guy in those games but I'll admit, there's certain choices that feel to evil sometimes and I don't do them.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:46 PM

I haven't played many games which offered the choice between good and evil, but I always ended up acting as a good guy because the bad choices usually boiled down to "act like a sociopath/psychopath". I can't bring myself to put myself in such a role, because I'll still feel empathy for a game's characters as long as they aren't completely stupid.

Mass Effect is the only game I've played where you don't act so much good VS. evil but rather moral/lawful VS. questionable/unlawful and *that*, I liked a lot. I was offered moral choices much closer to those I might be tempted to do in real life. You know, like killing a mass murderer instead of letting him go just because I don't have any proof to arrest him. I could justify making those 'evil' choices, unlike when it's either save the damsel in distress or run her through and rob her corpse (and I'm barely exaggerating).

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE(Prime 2.0 @ Jul 11 2008, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well besides mass effect (which i just played to get to the alien sex part to see what the hype was about) the only other game ive played with Good and evil concequences is fable.

And ive played through as both completely evil and good and i gotta say....Evil is sooooo much fun.

Being good you have to apologize, protect the innocent, and commit no wrong. Why do all that when you coudl just kill who you want, take what you please and rape and pillage....well not rape but you get what i mean.
Plus when your 100% evil you get horns and a receding hair line ala Hellboy. Flies fallow you and even the villagers are afraid of your every step.

Way better than beign a goody too shoes with the Halo's and butterflies.

And your character looks even more wicked-awesome if you take Jack's mask at the end of the Lost Chapters version.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:27 AM

I don't think ME had a "good/bad" system, but more of one where it asked you how far you were willing to go to uphold the law. I think the best place that was emphasised with the DLC mission, where you had a choice of either killing the terrorist or saving the hostages and letting him escape.

I do tend to go for a third way, though.
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:33 AM

QUOTE(Exit Wound @ Jul 12 2008, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think ME had a "good/bad" system, but more of one where it asked you how far you were willing to go to uphold the law. I think the best place that was emphasised with the DLC mission, where you had a choice of either killing the terrorist or saving the hostages and letting him escape.

I do tend to go for a third way, though.

Bring Down The Sky pissed me off, actually. I really couldn't being myself to save the hostages... In my mind, negotiating with someone who wants to drop an asteroid on a colonised world is just not an option. It just invites more disgruntled wankers to do the same. And so I got renegade points, even though at the end of things, I brought him in rather than kill him outright.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:16 AM

I didn't know you could bring him in. I guess I was itching to use my HMWSG Mark X Shotgun with a pair of Scram Rail Mark X's and High Explosive Ammunition Mark X with Carnage.
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:55 PM

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QUOTE(Prime 2.0 @ Jul 11 2008, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well besides mass effect (which i just played to get to the alien sex part to see what the hype was about) the only other game ive played with Good and evil concequences is fable.

And ive played through as both completely evil and good and i gotta say....Evil is sooooo much fun.

Being good you have to apologize, protect the innocent, and commit no wrong. Why do all that when you coudl just kill who you want, take what you please and rape and pillage....well not rape but you get what i mean.
Plus when your 100% evil you get horns and a receding hair line ala Hellboy. Flies fallow you and even the villagers are afraid of your every step.

Way better than beign a goody too shoes with the Halo's and butterflies.

And your character looks even more wicked-awesome if you take Jack's mask at the end of the Lost Chapters version.


Honestly the mask kinda ruined it for me, it just seemed a bit off. And IDK if iam remembering this correctly but you couldnt put a helmet on over the mask so it looked rather dorky and out of place with the big bulky black armor my guy wore.



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Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:52 AM

Yeah, the downside to the mask was that it couldn't be removed and you couldn't have a helmet 'cause of that.

However, with the right combination of clothing, you could make your character into a very convincing new incarnation of Jack of Blades.

Like this, from an old game of mine.


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