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@  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".

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

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

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

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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So I just got a NES...


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#1 DeadPigmon

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 02:53 AM

So today I got a NES since I always wanted one. I got Super Mario and Snakes Revenge but I need some more games so I was wondering..

anyone have some games to recommend?

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 03:01 AM

You can't go wrong with Castlevania 1 and 2.
I'm a fan of Strider as well.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#3 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:53 AM

Gradius. Go beat the third level. I hugging dare you.



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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:55 AM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Jul 12 2008, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gradius. Go beat the third level. I hugging dare you.


Then get a SNES and buy Sexy Parodius.

Don't laugh at the 2nd level boss. I hugging dare you.

PM me if you're bored!


#5 DeadPigmon

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:58 AM

is Gradius basically R-type?

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:58 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jul 12 2008, 08:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is Gradius basically R-type?


D= BLASPHEMY

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:12 AM

NES.

Megaman. all of them.(though i'd specifically recommend 2 and 3).
Dragon Warrior 3 and 4. 1 and 2 are ok, but more grind heavy.
Destiny of an Emperor. similar to dragon warrior, but more interesting.
Final Fantasy
Faxanadu
Blaster Master
Metroid
Legend of Zelda, of course
Super Mario Bros 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1, 2, and 3.
Marble Madness
Little Nemo: The Dream Master


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:20 AM

Theres a lot of things you already know you need (Mario, Zelda, Megaman, etc.), but as far as games you might not think about...

Duck Tales
River City Ransom
Low G Man
Blaster Master
Batman
Deja Vu


#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 06:21 AM

Abaddox.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:45 AM

ooooohhhh, ducktales. an underrated classic. I can also suggest Kirby's dreamland.

Did you get any accessories like a light gun? Cus there's a bunch of great shooter games out there.
Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

Great call on Little Nemo! I loved that game and I still have it!

I'd also recommend Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage, I'm not so much a fan of the surfing side of the game, but the skating part was just SO darn fun when I was a kid!!! You keep playing similar boards, but they get longer and more difficult every time.

Have fun!

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:15 AM

Crystalis. It's a better Zelda than Zelda. Seriously. It has all the same gameplay aspects as Zelda but without any of the infuriating issues. You don't have to die in order to save, the mechanics of firing energy from your sword are MUCH better, there's an RPG-esque leveling system and you can interact with people in towns. It might seem a little ho-hum by today's standards, but the game was lightyears ahead of its time in the 80s. A shame SNK has forgotten it exists.

Street Fighter 2010. People hate it because it's called "Street Fighter", is made by Capcom and has *nothing* to do with the Street Fighter franchise outside of the main character being named Ken and shooting energy blasts out of his hands. But don't be fooled: this game rocks. It's basically just a series of boss battles, one after another with only a handful of platforming levels in between. So pretty much all the good stuff without the boring bits. It's one of the most graphically intense games on the system and you can pull off some really impressive moves once you get a handle on the controls.

Edited by DrSpengler, 12 July 2008 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:20 AM

Isn't Street Fighter 2010 for the Super Nes?

Or am I remembering stuff wrong here...

Anyway. North And South. Delicious comedy strategy is delicious. 2 Players are a must.

Chip And Dale Rescue Rangers. Fun, fun platform game with good graphics. In the same vain you need to play Ducktales.

Its amazing how Capcom made so many awesome liscense games on the NES.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:37 AM

My favorites were always:

Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Duck Hunt
Bionic Commando (though I never got far...)
Contra (you kow the cheat!)
1943 (king of top-down shooters)
Blades of Steel (great with a friend, especially when you get in a fight)
Excitebike
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
Dr. Mario
Micro Machines (race through Cheerios mazes!)

It's really hard to beat an NES for simple, fun, pick-up-and-play games.


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE(Weremole @ Jul 12 2008, 10:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't Street Fighter 2010 for the Super Nes?

Or am I remembering stuff wrong here...


Nope. NES. I still own the cartridge! Though I can't get it to work anymore...

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:13 AM

This thread is SERIOUSLY lacking in a few AWSOME NES games:

Ninja Gaiden 1, 2, and 3. Seriously people. How am -I- the first one to mention them. Yeah they're kinda hard, but they're NINJA GAIDEN.

The Guardian Legend. Awsome zelda/space shooter hybrid.

Video of the first space level and Zelda style gameplay. (Ignore the short Lufia intro)

You can also pick up the first Metal Gear which ain't that bad a game.

People have already said Zelda, Metriod, Castlevania, and of course Megaman. So I won't go there.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games have been mentioned, but for THE LOVE OF GOD do NOT get The first game. Just get TMNT 2: The Arcade game and up. Skip the first one.

Another vote for Great call on Little Nemo. Awsome game.

Street Fighter 2010 is indeed on the NES. I own it. (PS: It's suppose to take place in the Street Fighter universe, or alternate one, as the Ken in this game IS the Ken we all know and love. There is someone else in the game from the street fighter franchise that I won't spoil. This game is basically called the black sheep of the SF franchise. Not that it makes it a bad game.)

Others you may want to try out:

Whomp Em - Great little 'megaman' style game. See it Here.
Wizard and Warriors
Zanac - Space shooter
Totally Rad - This game is TOTALLY RAD! icon-waspy.gif Seriously though you fight a giant corn on the cob punk rocker. Yes you read that right.

As for RPGs:
Star Tropics
Star Tropics 2: Zoda's Revenge
Ghost Lion - Ghost Lion is an interesting beginer RPG. That only I seem to own. >_<

Course their is always Uninvited and ShadowGate if you like the point and click type adventures.

Random:
M.U.L.E. - Can't really describe this. But it's an interesting game, and has an AWSOME theme song.
Pools of Radiance - If you can find this gem. I say pick it up. Great D&D sytle game. I wish -I- had a copy. >_<

Edited by videomaster21XX, 12 July 2008 - 10:17 AM.

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#17 Daith

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(videomaster21XX @ Jul 12 2008, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This thread is SERIOUSLY lacking in a few AWSOME NES games:

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games have been mentioned, but for THE LOVE OF GOD do NOT get The first game. Just get TMNT 2: The Arcade game and up. Skip the first one.


Despite his hate for the game, You should try it out. It's a lot different then the rest of the turtle games. Being made before the Arcade game, it had its own look and feel. Being a one player game is it's main drawback. You control one of the four turtles at a time, switching between the four on the pause menu, between an overworld map and a side scrolling adventure game. It's got some weird normal enemies that have nothing to do with the TMNT, but bosses tend to be taken from the old cartoon series, like Bebop, Rocksteady, Metalhead (robot turtle version),and the Technodrome. The Damn level is frustrating as heck, especially in the swimming bomb diffusion part. The last fight with Shredder can also be frustrating but is easy to finish with Don if you know how to. I actually prefer it to the straight arcade sidescrolling beat em' ups, due to the variety of gameplay.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Jul 12 2008, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ooooohhhh, ducktales. an underrated classic. I can also suggest Kirby's dreamland.

Did you get any accessories like a light gun? Cus there's a bunch of great shooter games out there.


I'm ebaying looking for a zapper at the moment

however my import store has that little robot that plays with you.. is he worth getting? o-o


thanks for all the suggestions guys I just hope all of these came out in Aus...

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

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however my import store has that little robot that plays with you.. is he worth getting? o-o


Probably not. I haven't heard much good things about old R.O.B. Unless you just want it for collection reasons.

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Despite his hate for the game, You should try it out. It's a lot different then the rest of the turtle games. Being made before the Arcade game, it had its own look and feel. Being a one player game is it's main drawback. You control one of the four turtles at a time, switching between the four on the pause menu, between an overworld map and a side scrolling adventure game. It's got some weird normal enemies that have nothing to do with the TMNT, but bosses tend to be taken from the old cartoon series, like Bebop, Rocksteady, Metalhead (robot turtle version),and the Technodrome. The Damn level is frustrating as heck, especially in the swimming bomb diffusion part. The last fight with Shredder can also be frustrating but is easy to finish with Don if you know how to. I actually prefer it to the straight arcade sidescrolling beat em' ups, due to the variety of gameplay.


Actually I don't hate the game. I even own it, though I only do because it was a buck and my collection looked weird without the first game there, but even so. I've played the game and seen the reviews for this game. It's pretty universally agreed that it sucks. Even the Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed it.

Of course you SHOULD try it out yourself, and if you find it for cheap enough, go ahead. But I wouldn't pay a lot of money for the game.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jul 12 2008, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
however my import store has that little robot that plays with you.. is he worth getting? o-o

If you like strange little video game curios, sure. But it's hardly necessary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.O.B.

Get a light gun and Advantage joystick first.