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@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (31 December 2020 - 10:35 AM)

Here in the US... you're honestly likely to get fired for taking vacation.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 05:31 AM)

Here in Germany, employers are usually very eager to remind you to take all your vacation days.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 December 2020 - 04:55 PM)

My old job made it ridiculously obtuse just putting in a request for vacation, gave me a hard time for daring to use my PTO, but also gave me a hard time for NOT using my PTO. That they didn't want me to use anyway.

@  Otaku : (30 December 2020 - 03:57 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I'm assuming it is the kind of job where they get in trouble if you don't use your vacation time, but where it is (at best) inconvenient when you do.  Though there's always room for some, most, or all of management to just be jerks. ;)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 December 2020 - 07:40 AM)

My old job got mad if you took vacation, then would get mad if you didnt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:02 PM)

Have no choice but to be off, though. Because of COVID I've hardly taken any vacation all year, and they don't like us carrying over more than a few days (technically we're not supposed to carry any over, but our manager is kinda easygoing). So I had to burn through most of my 4 weeks vacation in Oct,Nov and Dec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:00 PM)

I didn't really celebrate Christmas at all this year, as I live alone and can't work from home, and so I'm keeping my distance from family/friends


Nintendo E3 Press Conference

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:12 AM

Nintendo's already released some info that I'm sure they'll go over in
their presser today, but for those who didn't read the other thread...


July 14, 2008

Nintendo's upcoming Wii™ MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote™ controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player's arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo's commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.

Now, what will be interesting in my mind is which game Nintendo uses
to showcase this technology. There's really not much known about the
second half of the year. Nintendo's Fall/Winter is wide open, and that's
what I think is really cool about Nintendo's Keynote... So much is un-
known that there could be some really cool stuff... There's also a whole
lot that we could be disappointed about. Will we finally Animal Crossing
Wii or the rumored Kid Icarus Wii... I don't know, and that's cool.

EDIT: I forgot to mention Mad World. We'll see if Nintendo pushes that
at all, or if they even mention it. Also, Matt over at IGN thinks that we
might see Kid Icarus, but not at the Keynote. Maybe in the developers
roundtable later on in the week like they did with Smash Bros a couple
of years ago...

The highest quality live steam I've found is http://livewire.ign..../e3/index.html#

Edited by PiratedTVPro, 15 July 2008 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:12 AM

GoNintendo is reporting...

No big surprise here, but it?s nice to have confirmation. A Japanese news outlet is reporting that Nintendo has some big plans to show off Wii Music, Miyamoto?s new baby. The title has been in development for quite a long time. It will be interesting to see what Nintendo has done with the project since we last saw it. I hope the title has evolved a considerable amount, since Nintendo is hoping to sell 2 million units in Japan alone. Expect lots of dancing and midi tunes up on stage. Thanks to James for the heads up!


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:48 AM

Come on, let's see some Animal Crossing...

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:51 AM

I wanna see some Resident Evil and other big games to come, cos the wii has been out just under 2 years now (UK time) and we've had nearly all of the flagship titles released, that worries me a little.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:58 AM

QUOTE(Bigbot @ Jul 15 2008, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Resident Evil

icon-wildride.gif Good Luck...

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE(PiratedTVPro @ Jul 15 2008, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bigbot @ Jul 15 2008, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Resident Evil

icon-wildride.gif Good Luck...

Well to be fair there were 2 good RE games in the last year on the console and RE0 and 2 are still doing the rumour mill for remakes, so yeh it's a long shot but I shall always live in hope.

However back on what I was originally saying, after going through play.coms pre-order for the coming year (not the most precise or exhaustive I know but it's something), there really isn't anything I'm wowing myself over coming for the wii.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:12 AM

If we don't see something from FF:Crystal Bearers I'm announcing it DEAD.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:19 AM

An RE 2 remake with the RE 4 Wii Edition controls would make me buy a Wii a lot sooner than I anticipate.

Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!





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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:13 AM

ok im officially pissed...soon as the Snowboard demo finished, my damn cable company started showing commercials for local businesses...grr...thay always do that with g4...just random commercial cutting into things.

on a brighter note...im buying a balance board and the snowboard game.

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You come with open arms to drag me down

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

Nintendo Acknowledges Guitar Hero.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:27 AM

Animal Crossing and Chat peripheral.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:27 AM

Wii Speak.

Voice Chat Official!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:30 AM


I just realized I could watch the conference on G4TV.com, so I guess I tuned in halfway through the AC announcement. Looks like practically a port of the DS version, with new buildings... even most of the furniture they showed was from the DS version. That strikes me as Not Awesome. I mean, the original was an N64 game masquerading as a GC game, the DS is a portable... this was their first real chance to actually take advantage of console hardware, and I was hoping for a new look.

Either way, I'm happy it's finally announced, I'm happy it's coming this year, and I hope it ends up being more like the GC version (more holidays, predictions of visitors, fun mini-games, etc.) than the DS version.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:30 AM

Animal Crossing: City Folk. Looks like Wild World, but with Mii's, and a microphone peripheral.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

Wow, check out how bored one kid looks while the other plays Raving Rabbids: TV Party.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:42 AM

Whoa, GTA: Chinatown Wars on the DS? Wow. That'll sell some portables.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:45 AM


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:46 AM

They're testing using the DS as a travel guide--when your plane lands, you get info on where to get your luggage, where to find a restaurant, etc.

Wii Sports Resort! With Wii Motion Plus accessory pack-in.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:50 AM