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@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.


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#41 (Deactivated) Indy

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:29 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jul 11 2009, 12:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Indy @ Jul 10 2009, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I remember when the site was Atomic Fire. It is a surpise to see the owner on here of the Megman Network, though.

Kudos.


Well, to be fair, the site was never Atomic Fire; that was a separate site that merged with MMN. icon-arcee.gif

Thanks, though. icon-hotrod.gif

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No problem!

By the way. Have you heard of the Mechs?

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:29 AM

Perhaps, though I think not in the context to which you may be referring.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:47 AM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 10 2009, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For some reason, I could never get to Venus...


I always used relied on collision damage from the bees in Venus's stage to beat the bubble/spike gauntlets. Grab Buster and Photon Missiles tear through some of the enemies, and Tango kills the wind-generating Owls easily. Photon Missiles work wonders on Venus.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jul 11 2009, 01:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perhaps, though I think not in the context to which you may be referring.

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The Mechicanical Maniacs. :3

@ Chris, Venus' level use to piss me off as a kid for some reason.


My GB games with a Megamanish GBA.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:02 PM

I JUST DESTROYED THE SPACE COLONY WITH THE ENIGMA IN MEGA MAN X5!

I'VE NEVER HAD THAT HAPPEN!

Edited by EvilEyeSigma, 11 July 2009 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:28 PM

I finally managed to meat MM9 last week. I must say, that was easliy the hardest Mega Man game I've played. Still, it was utterly awesome. Now to get me some Microsoft Points to play as Protoman.

When you find yourself standing on the brink of surrender, know that many in the past faced trials such as your own, but overcame them with their great conviction.
No matter the greatness of your desperation, the failures of your efforts, or the injustice of your treatment, at least a few men have stared into the same challenges and emerged victorious from these tests.
Such men are not only a great source of inspiration, but also the very foundation upon which modern society rests.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE(Indy @ Jul 11 2009, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Mechicanical Maniacs. :3


Ah, yes, I am indeed familiar with it.

Also, nice collection. icon-hotrod.gif

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 11 2009, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I JUST DESTROYED THE SPACE COLONY WITH THE ENIGMA IN MEGA MAN X5!

I'VE NEVER HAD THAT HAPPEN!


First time I played it, I saved, and before I stopped, decided to see what would happen if I fired it off straightaway.

And it took out the colony.

At that point, I thought the whole thing was a dupe of some kind, as though it were impossible to lose, but I've since learned otherwise.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:12 PM

I've never had it take out the Eurasia before, but I tried it with both 3 and 4 parts and ended up with the same result, MISSION FAILED.

Now that I've TECHNICALLY beaten the first half of the game, I guess I'll just go grab the rest of those weapons and items to make the fortress stages more bearable.
QUOTE(Contrary Mary @ Jul 10 2010, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
boobs count as accessories.


QUOTE(Dvandom @ Oct 26 2010, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you are kaiju-sized, a shinkansen is not a sex toy.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:49 PM

Hahaha, X5 was a pain to play due to the luck mechanics and the Quickman homage.
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Thanks LBD! I had Megaman V for a very long time.

The Mechs are pretty cool, eh? Know of the Wily Warriors as well?

I still have yet to beat Megaman 9.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE(Chris_Lv255 @ Jul 11 2009, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hahaha, X5 was a pain to play due to the luck mechanics and the Quickman homage.


Oh yes, that first fortress stage was a PAIN.

And don't get me started on Shadow Devil.
QUOTE(Contrary Mary @ Jul 10 2010, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
boobs count as accessories.


QUOTE(Dvandom @ Oct 26 2010, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you are kaiju-sized, a shinkansen is not a sex toy.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:55 PM

I want Magma Dragoon to get his own game.

Or make an appearance in Star Force or something.

D&D has to report to shareholders. Pathfinder only has to impress its neckbeards.


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE(Spin-Out @ Jul 11 2009, 10:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want Dynamo to get his own game.


Fixed.


QUOTE(Contrary Mary @ Jul 10 2010, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
boobs count as accessories.


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Unless you are kaiju-sized, a shinkansen is not a sex toy.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:28 PM

http://megaman.ningin.com/
I can't wait for this guy to complete his full-length fanmovie!

And yes, Dynamo is awesome. If they should ever make an all-star sequel to the Power Fighters or something, they need to have him in as a playable.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE(Indy @ Jul 11 2009, 10:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks LBD! I had Megaman V for a very long time.

The Mechs are pretty cool, eh? Know of the Wily Warriors as well?

I still have yet to beat Megaman 9.


Same on MM9. It took over a decade to get this one, I'm in no rush.

Wily Warriors... MM2?

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:51 PM

Oh yeah, the Wily Warriors could be the 3 Journey to the West based bosses from the Genesis package of the first 3 Megaman games.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:55 PM

QUOTE(Chris_Lv255 @ Jul 12 2009, 12:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://megaman.ningin.com/
I can't wait for this guy to complete his full-length fanmovie!

And yes, Dynamo is awesome. If they should ever make an all-star sequel to the Power Fighters or something, they need to have him in as a playable.


I wouldn't mind seeing Gate or Double either.

Can't count Vile, he's already gotten to be a playable character...
QUOTE(Contrary Mary @ Jul 10 2010, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
boobs count as accessories.


QUOTE(Dvandom @ Oct 26 2010, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you are kaiju-sized, a shinkansen is not a sex toy.

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#58 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:49 AM

QUOTE(Chris_Lv255 @ Jul 12 2009, 12:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yeah, the Wily Warriors could be the 3 Journey to the West based bosses from the Genesis package of the first 3 Megaman games.


They're collectively (and fittingly enough) known as the "Genesis Unit," so that is unlikely, I'm afraid.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:05 AM

Also, when it comes to X5, Squid Adler's stage is my least favorite because it's so HARD.

A Ride Chaser segment that also is for collecting an armor part?

Those lock puzzles?

Those electric ribbon guys that are INDESTRUCTIBLE?

ARGH!
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Unless you are kaiju-sized, a shinkansen is not a sex toy.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jul 11 2009, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Indy @ Jul 11 2009, 10:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks LBD! I had Megaman V for a very long time.

The Mechs are pretty cool, eh? Know of the Wily Warriors as well?

I still have yet to beat Megaman 9.


Same on MM9. It took over a decade to get this one, I'm in no rush.

Wily Warriors... MM2?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"



Yup, the team lead by Starnik. Which I am part of.

I played Wily Wars on the Sega. I own the Japanese version, though. It's not a bad game. Megaman 9 was enjoyable. I need to beat Plugman and Jewel Man, though. The music is good. When Megaman 9 was annouced, some people threw fits when it was in 8-bit. While some people drooled over a certain Mermaid Robot.



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