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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  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.


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 04:53 PM

Via Nintendo themselves

The big N is back on top!

Best selling home console and best selling portable console.

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#2 Bass X0

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

Of course - even though casual gamers don't buy as many games as proper gamers do, casual gamers out number proper gamers.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

They deserve the portable spot but the console spot is totally underserved, they've done nothing to achieve something like that.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:22 PM

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Except satisfy consumers.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE(Arsenal @ Jul 17 2008, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They deserve the portable spot but the console spot is totally underserved, they've done nothing to achieve something like that.

the numbers would say you're completely, utterly, and totally wrong.


cool news.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Jul 17 2008, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Except satisfy consumers.


Which customers?

Or are you saying that every single Wii owner on the planet is 100% satisfied with the Wii?

The answer is no so you don't have to bust your brain thinking of something to say.

QUOTE(Asquian @ Jul 17 2008, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Arsenal @ Jul 17 2008, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They deserve the portable spot but the console spot is totally underserved, they've done nothing to achieve something like that.

the numbers would say you're completely, utterly, and totally wrong.


cool news.


Wanna squeeze in a few more words in there to feel superior?

I'll clear it up since some people lack reading comprehension skills.

IN MY OPINION, the Wii has nothing to deserve the spot it has, it has done nothing to sell as much as it has.

That better? Shall I put more spaces? Mayhaps spell out the big words?

See Nintendo to me has not found a balance between the markets, they exchanged one group for another and I consider that bad form, people WILL tire off the Wii eventually, people WILL tire of the motion crap, what then?

I would wonder if the market Nintendo gave the middle finger to would come back but I know the answer to that, yes, like the VG cats author said, Nintendo fans are like battered wives, they love their company no matter what.

I deal in marketing and the best balance to keep everyone happy is what I described, keep all your fans happy, discarding one group for another is a huge mistake and will inevitably backfire on Nintendo provided the angered discarded group is big enough.

Edited by Arsenal, 17 July 2008 - 08:12 PM.


#7 Omgiamonfire

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:24 PM

Here we go again. Can we we please stop with this console war bullcrap?

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#8 wonko the sane?

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:35 PM

Arsenal, it doesn't matter if they earned or even how they earned it. They did it. Doesn't matter if people went out and bought the Wii and then sold it two days later, they moved a new unit.

The numbers don't lie. They earned the top spot because they sold the most units. It's just that the numbers don't tell of satisfaction of the consumer base, only of it's size.

By the way, we get it: you don't like the Wii. How about just dodging these threads if all your gonna do be is a downer?
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#9 Kalidor

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:04 PM

This doesn't surprise me at all.

In fact, the only reason the numbers are so low is because 70% of the people who want one can't find them still.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:34 PM

Go Nintendo icon-hotrod.gif They certainly showed Sony and Microsoft how to play the console war game.

Microsoft would have done better if their systems didn't do the whole red ring of death thing, and had to lose all their profit fixing them all.

And Sony, well they just got too ahead of themselves trying to compete when they weren't ready to move to the next system.

Nintendo really put themselves in a great position with the Wii. Now they''ll have the bucks to throw back into the next system and stay ontop where they belong icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Crazy Drummer?, 17 July 2008 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:58 PM

I'm completely unsurprised.

It's a very well planned console, no one can deny that.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:10 PM

Yay, Big N is back on top after so long being 3rd!

good stuff!

VGM out...
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:01 AM

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Lol still despite not having too many top aps, they figured not everyone can afford top notch tech, and tweaked what they had with a new twist that was still affordable and new to the general populace. Not just the hardcore gamers. It was a very smart move and in todays current economical crunch someones (not everyone) more liable to buy a $299 console over a $349 or $499 price tag.

Despite the facts of Better graphics, or more killer apps, or longer time on market, the Wii was a smart move. Now I'm not gonna say it's going to last. But Sony and Microsoft need to find a way to reduce prices, find a wider appeal, or just risk something new other than prettier visuals to draw people in. It worked for Nintendo and you can't argue with the Numbers.

Well you can but it's not gonna do any good right now. Go ahead and rant anyways. We know you will. But for our sakes please resist. We had enough in the E3 threads.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:13 AM

Microsoft will probably have no problem, they're kinda like the Gamecube of this generation as far as "games over gimmicks", just with larger support. Though I don't really have any intention of getting one, if it were not for the RROD problem, I'd say they could have had this generation in the bag.

Sony's the one that really needs to pull their act together. The PS3 so far is about as big a blunder as the Nintendo 64, but unlike Nintendo, they have no first party support to keep them afloat. As more and more games decide to become duel PS3/360 titles, they could steadily lose any advantage they have.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:01 AM

QUOTE(Roadgrabber @ Jul 18 2008, 02:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Microsoft will probably have no problem, they're kinda like the Gamecube of this generation as far as "games over gimmicks", just with larger support. Though I don't really have any intention of getting one, if it were not for the RROD problem, I'd say they could have had this generation in the bag.

Sony's the one that really needs to pull their act together. The PS3 so far is about as big a blunder as the Nintendo 64, but unlike Nintendo, they have no first party support to keep them afloat. As more and more games decide to become duel PS3/360 titles, they could steadily lose any advantage they have.



Don't you mean duel 360/Wii? *ducks!*


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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:34 AM

It's almost 4 in the morning, so I took your post to mean duel-wielding a 360 and a Wii. icon-fire.gif

Edited by Roadgrabber, 18 July 2008 - 02:34 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:35 AM

Every publisher and developer underestimated the Wii and were totally unprepared for it's susccess. Surprising given the pattern in the previous generation of consoles that the weaker console comes out on top.
They can't afford to ignore it now.

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#18 Kalidor

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:47 AM

Of course that doesn't stop people from complaining and balking in disbelief that Wii games cost FIFTY DOLLARS!

Despite the fact that's 10 dollars cheaper than the next gen console games.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:40 AM

Wow, remind me again, when was it officially decided that sales for the main console make it a good system?

I thought it was the games that decided, my bad. :|

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:50 AM

The sales of the console determine where the games go.