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@  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).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

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

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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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.

I always liked answering badly, but took a look of good answers too. I was a badass with a heart of gold, basically.
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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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#20 Wing

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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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