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@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?


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#1 The Predaking

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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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