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@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:16 AM

Just starting this early so we can keep all the general info here. If and when you see some E3 news post it here and help keep the rest of us informed!

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:36 AM

PS3 is teh suxxx.

Wii is for kids and old people.

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Man tears will be shed when the FF7 remake isn't shown again.



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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:41 AM

<insert info for game that we won't see until 2010>

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:05 PM

I'm looking forward to news on:

1. Rock Band 2 (come on, tracklist! And confirmation of whether or not RB1 songs can be downloaded into RB2!)
2. Animal Crossing Wii (heavily rumored to be finally officially announced)
3. Resident Evil 5

Plus, of course, any surprises for the 360, Wii, or DS.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:13 PM

Looking out for more info on Chrono Trigger DS, Duke Nukem Forever ( yes...), A Vampire Story, Tomb Raider 8, Sam & Max Season 3 and StarCraft II. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:24 PM

I'm so looking forward to Animal Crossing - but on the Wii - being announced.
 

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:36 PM

Trying to tie all these E3 threads together, you have this bit of news from Nintendo: Nintendo introduces Motion Plus

Also the Microsoft press conference will start at 10:30 AM PST.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:48 PM

"Resident Evil 5 is out in North America and Europe, March 13th 2009"
Still a ways off, but at least we got a date...

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:02 PM

8 more months? Man, this game is going to rock and I don't want them to rush it, but I wish it would come out already!

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:09 PM

Still say they should make a version of it for the Wii. ;P

I'd enjoy the aiming a lot more. That's for sure.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jul 14 2008, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still say they should make a version of it for the Wii. ;P

I'd enjoy the aiming a lot more. That's for sure.

Still agree with you.

Sure does look pretty, though.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jul 14 2008, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still say they should make a version of it for the Wii. ;P

I'd enjoy the aiming a lot more. That's for sure.

thinking back to Transformers the Movie game, where the developers downscaled it a bit to medium res on the Wii and the fact the consoles capable of HDR lighting and heat haze effect, it's still a possability otherwise Capcom has a 'suirprising take on a next gen favourite' for the Wii.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:23 PM

True.. Though if I put it in either system the 360 or Wii at my office now.. Most people wouldn't notice the diffrence.


Stupid Techs who set up the 360 have it running through Composit.

Worse yet.. no one has noticed!

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jul 14 2008, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still say they should make a version of it for the Wii. ;P

I'd enjoy the aiming a lot more. That's for sure.


Better graphics(which is part of the presentation and the presentation is an important part in the game, as well as the marketing of said game), more classical gameplay(I prefer two sticks and a couple of buttons to motion control.), plus think of the audience(Late teens to 20 somethings) they're aiming for and what systems they have.(This of course, is a generalization as to who would actually buy RE5 in the first place. I consider the fact that everyone and their dogs have Wiis now adays, but for the most part, Wii owners are pick up and play, or 'simple' style gamers. Fun, but not super complex, difficult to play fun.)

Plus, from a gameplay stand point if they're going for realisim(something that I happen to find profoundly stupid, considering that video games are an escapist genre), aiming a pistol at a horde of zombies is not easy to do, hell, aiming a gun is an all around difficult thing to do. The point and click style shooting of the Wii could remove some of the realism they're going for, considering RE4 as an example(Which is really, a masterpeice of a game.) I'm not sure if that's how it works on the Wii version of RE4, having never played it, though. (All my friends who have it got it for PS2 or Gamecube when it was originally released, so yeah). Anyone care to fill me in?

360 and PS3 are the way to go for M rated titles, both from a developer sense and a player sense, which is in an odd way, a sort of symbotic relationship.

The Wii is a pick up and play sort of console, or at least, it's marketed in such a way, and I'd say on the majority, most owners of the Wii wouldn't buy, or even be interested in, Resident Evil 5. Same goes for GTA games.

Games come out or don't come out because of the marketing, and Capcom is clearly trying to appeal to the disposable income, low responsbilites crowd (Late teens to 20 somethings.) who want to shoot the crap out of some zombies.

and Older Adults and Kids aren't really the target audience for Zombie shooting action, and unfortunately, that's the target audience of the Wii, meaning that developers of more complex, M rated games will for the majority, place games on the 360 and/or PS3. (Not to say that Developers don't throw more classical gamers(I'd say the SNES generation. The NES generation is a bit wider, but the SNES era tends to be where today's definition of 'gamer' came from.) who have the Wii a bone every once and a while. No more heroes is a good example.)

That's how I see it, anyways.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:49 PM

Thats why RE 4 sold amazingly well on the Wii huh?


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

The Wii version of RE4 pretty much perfected an amazing game. The wiimote controls were really just beautiful--simple, accurate, and fun. And yeah, last I heard, it sold pretty well... given that it was already out for years on GCN, PS2, and PC, that's no small feat.

So yeah, I think people would buy it, and I think it'd be a great thing... even given the obvious graphical hit required.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jul 14 2008, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thats why RE 4 sold amazingly well on the Wii huh?


To be honest, It sold better on the Gamecube and the PS2 than it did on the Wii.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jul 14 2008, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thats why RE 4 sold amazingly well on the Wii huh?


Amazingly well is debatable.(Halo 3 and GTA IV fall into 'amazingly well' catagory for the current generation, others pale in comparison.)

RE4 had word of mouth, extremely good reviews and the fact that it was a masterpeice of a game on it's side. Meaning that with additional content, people were picking up Wii's for RE4, not the other way around. (The consoles marketed at children[which is never a bad way to go, when it comes to marketing] and a marketing pool that has been largely been ignored over the past few generations, the adults who haven't played video games since Atari)

Unfortunately, as much as the Wii will be defended, sales figures brought up, etc. it doesn't change that fact that the two renouned, M rated franchise games came out/ are coming for the 360 and the PS3 and not the Wii.

Also, what I found interesting about the gamecube/PS2 versions of RE4 was that the guns were hard as hell to shoot, accurately. Simplicity really takes away from some the realism. (Which is a term I hate in reference to video games, but meh. People want it, so developers are gonna do it.)
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

You do realize GTA and Halo are the two most casual games out there right?


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jul 14 2008, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You do realize GTA and Halo are the two most casual games out there right?


Indeed and they sold in record shattering numbers, on two(technically one, in Halo 3's case) system(s) that are in less households(in fact, quite a few less households) than the Wii.

Interesting.
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