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@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D


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#1 Alex Smith

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:34 PM

So yeah, let's talk about the games that people praise that didn't do it for you. Mine was Eternal Darkness. I was expecting a game that would manage to scare me while also playing tricks on my mind. Unfortunately, I thought it was a standard, Tomb Raider-esque action game. The sanity effects were cool, once, but it soon became a game that I didn't want to finish. It just got repetitive. I'll stick to Resident Evil for now.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:38 PM

Oblivion.

I quite honestly, did not enjoy that game in the least.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:40 PM

Halo or GTA.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:50 PM

Metal Gear Solid.



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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:00 PM

I never got the Metal Gear craze.

I'm forcing myself to finish the Halo series after not liking 2.

Final Fantasy. I haven't liked a FF game since 7.

Zelda Twilight Princess. I may just hate the motion controls. I want to try it out on the Gamecube before completely writing it off.

Madden games.

Pretty much any WW2 shooter. enough already, give me creative scenarios. COD4, yes, COD5, no.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:06 PM

Zelda: Twilight Princess.

I hadn't played a Zelda game since the original, but it was such a "necessary" Wii game, I figured I'd try it out. Just completely not my bag. I think I got about 5 hours in, and gave it up. I didn't find it fun at all, didn't care about the story, didn't like the controls, didn't like the puzzles, didn't like the whole wolf-transformation thing, and thought that sidekick imp was obnoxious as hell.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:14 PM

Twilight Princess.

I didn't mind the wolf thing but I found it was too dark. Especially when using the wolf senses. Nearly turned it off and stopped playing completely when I had to search for bugs in the blackness.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:18 PM

Metal Gear Solid. I just don't like the stealth part of the game.

Oblivion. I just can't seem to get into that game.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:29 PM

For me it's The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker.

Words alone can barely describe how much I LOATH that game. (and I'm pretty sure SOMEONE is going to give me flak for this)

Oh, and before anyone says it: No I didn't hate it for the Cell Shading. In fact that was one of the few things I liked about it.

I also don't get the whole 'GTA' thing.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:29 PM

Mega Mans
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Any Tom Clancy game
Madden or ball sports in genaral
GH or Rock Band not star oops..
Ratchet and Clanks I like the Jak series better myself


I think that about covers it

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jul 14 2008, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Metal Gear Solid. I just don't like the stealth part of the game.

Oblivion. I just can't seem to get into that game.


Agreed on Oblivion. My friends are into it and I tried it, and really tried to get into it but I just couldn't. Maybe I didn't spend enough time with it or something but I just didn't click with it.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:34 PM

i never understood why everyone liked resident evil 4 ... i mean, it was ok.. but.. after reading/seeing all that praise, i expected a lot more..

same with the morrowind/oblivion series, its just too open. and the characters are hideous.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:35 PM

Compared to Wind Waker, Twilight Princess was a disappointment. I didn't pay $44.99 (Used, I might add) for a GC version of Ocarina of Time with no time-changing element or Ocarina. And Navi's annoyingness is preferable to the fact that Midna is a total bitch.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:39 PM

X-men legends


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:52 PM

I could really give a crap about any Final Fantasy game except the US version of III.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:57 PM

My friend also has Oblivion and the Halo series at his house. I've had no inclination to try Oblivion and I would have never played Halo if it wasn't co-op.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:02 PM

Resident Evil. Just never got into it. Ditto for GTA and, well, the entire FPS genre.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(videomaster21XX @ Jul 14 2008, 04:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For me it's The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker.


I didn't like that game either.

I absolutely hate water levels, especially 3d ones. So the whole game was just one huge turn off to me.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

Twilight Princess.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:37 PM

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Mega Mans


I have never really enjoyed a megaman game.
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