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@  TM2-Megatron : (31 October 2020 - 04:04 AM)

And that's why you can only buy them in a bundle

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 October 2020 - 03:17 AM)

I recommend Wishmaster 1 and 2. But not 3 or 4. Never 3 or 4.

@  Telly : (31 October 2020 - 12:33 AM)

i might watch spaced invaders. not scary in any way, but it takes place during halloween

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 October 2020 - 02:21 PM)

I think I'll watch The Haunting (1963), Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Innocents (1961) for Halloween.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  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...


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#41 HeyMickey

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 24 2009, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
its not my favorite because of 6&9, but 10/10-2 are close to the top. Blue Mages are always hard to use long term... however I used him as a lancer mostly... and if you grind enough and complete the grid for all the characters job classes don't matter as much.

I didn't use wakka, because I hated playing Blitzball


First time through I didnt touch blitzball, but I started playing it in my second game and actually started to enjoy it. And you aint kidding about how much the sphere grid could power people up. I took Rikku through Auron and Wakka's paths and by the end she was mugging monsters to death. icon-fire.gif

#42 Destron D-69

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:07 PM

yeah its always good to kill enemies buy nipping a potion LOL

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:21 PM

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I think Final Fantasy stopped being Final Fantasy when the PlayStation was release. Not that the games that follow weren't good (most weren't) but rather they just weren't anything like what preceded them.

Yeah, everything after VI, save for IX, should be Final Science Fiction. They kind of leave the fantasy genre hanging after that.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:39 PM

I don't know... are 2 games really that big of a departure that they need a new series title lol.

besides its not like there wasn't fantasy elements in those games. and its not like there isn't sci-fi elements in the other games.

"tiamat level" in the original for example

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:51 PM

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So, am I the only person who likes FFX the best? I loved the battle system and sphere grid and thought the voice acting was superb. I even really liked Tidus! The only part of FFX that left me cold was Kimarhi because I could never find a real effective use for him in battle. FFX has my favorite ending too on account of it being a total downer. :(


Hey, give me a copy of the game, and I'll see if it becomes my favorite. :P

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:59 PM

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I don't know... are 2 games really that big of a departure that they need a new series title lol.

besides its not like there wasn't fantasy elements in those games. and its not like there isn't sci-fi elements in the other games.

"tiamat level" in the original for example

that's always been a bone i have to pick with, well, most RPGS. a fantasy setting, yet somehow, someway, we work in futuristic machinery. Either as alien technology, lost ancients, etc. I don't mind steampunk as much, but robots that exceed our technology popping up in sword and sorcery games...bugs me.

The only ones that don't bother me in that aspect is Chrono Trigger/Cross, since time travel was inherent to the games.

Edited by Asquian, 24 November 2009 - 09:01 PM.


#47 Destron D-69

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:26 PM

I figure any game with a dragon or 2 in it counts as Fantasy no matter how many robots there are.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:46 PM

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You're the one slamming them as crap when I'm saying they aren't. You've made several factual errors which shows me you really weren't paying attention. Ergo, You're looking at them a certain way that limits your understanding. You are being elitist and you're doing it in an aggressive way.

More importantly, "How can you NOT love" is something said in jest. there's no way people who already voiced dislike would suddenly say "of course I love them!". That's stupid.

Saying "they aren't as great" is a whole other ballpark as decrying them as emo whiner cut-outs. Which I totally defend. Oh, and now you're attacking the plot too. Wonderful.


I'm saying they're crap, since they are. When a character's dialogue consists of "..." and "whatever" to 80%, you have a very, very jivey character. Love him all you want, he's not a good character. Nothing elitist about being realistic. Not remembering a tiny piece of story, that isn't even related to the one I'm "slamming" the most doesn't at all mean I wasn't paying attention, it just means I played the game TEN YEARS AGO, and it wasn't QUITE significant enough to remember.

It's funny that you accuse me of elitism, while you're going "you just don't understand the game and you suck!" about me disliking those characters.

When a character notices that GFs robbed him of all his childhood memories, and he keeps using them, still, without even BOTHERING to think back to what it did to him, he's a pretty damn shallow character.
If a character just suddenly notices he loves someone who he has been ragging on as being CRAP the entire time, just because they were abducted, that's a really shallow turn in story, and I pity everyone who "falls in love" that way.

There are many things wrong with FF8, and pointing them out does make NO ONE an elitist.

It doesn't work that way.

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I do have a comment for Remilia Scarlet however. You said Squall was someone who generally hated people, but still was a nice guy. (Well in a nutshell anyway) I could have sworn I remember him saying that the reason he had withdrawn into himself was because he was afraid of being hurt by people, and at the same time afraid of hurting others. So he enclosed himself in a shell.


I don't know what the writers were thinking with that, either. Because WITH his shut in attitude, he did nothing BUT hurt everyone around him. Especially when it came to Quistis and Rinoa. He's so overangsting himself that he doesn't even notice how little sense anything he does makes.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:21 PM

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I don't know what the writers were thinking with that, either. Because WITH his shut in attitude, he did nothing BUT hurt everyone around him. Especially when it came to Quistis and Rinoa. He's so overangsting himself that he doesn't even notice how little sense anything he does makes.


Well that's the thing with people. They make mistakes. The whole fact that what Squall was doing WAS a mistake, is a large part of what Rinoa helped 'snap him out of'

I have my own theory as to the GF thing. But yeah, I can see why people have a problem with that part.

So anyway, to put an end to this. Nothing we say we'll change each other's minds. So I think we should probably just drop it and go on to other things.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 01:19 AM

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I don't know what the writers were thinking with that, either. Because WITH his shut in attitude, he did nothing BUT hurt everyone around him. Especially when it came to Quistis and Rinoa. He's so overangsting himself that he doesn't even notice how little sense anything he does makes.


Well that's the thing with people. They make mistakes. The whole fact that what Squall was doing WAS a mistake, is a large part of what Rinoa helped 'snap him out of'

I have my own theory as to the GF thing. But yeah, I can see why people have a problem with that part.

So anyway, to put an end to this. Nothing we say we'll change each other's minds. So I think we should probably just drop it and go on to other things.


See, that's the main problem I have with Squall. He never DID admit to being wrong.

There's another game that deals with a shut in bunghole as the main character, and that's Tales of the Abyss.
Luke does something horribly wrong, and hugs up really badly, and EVERYONE in the party gives him jive for it, to the point of abandonning it.

He eventually realizes what he did, and WORKS for his forgivenes and redeption.

I could forgive Squall a lot more, if he had done anything like that, but he just suddenly did a character 180 and everyone was supposed to accept it.

I agree that no one's gonna change anyone's mind, like every debate on the internet, it's pointless.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 01:44 AM

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See, that's the main problem I have with Squall. He never DID admit to being wrong.


Couldn't argue the fact. Been too long since I've played the game.

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There's another game that deals with a shut in bunghole as the main character, and that's Tales of the Abyss.
Luke does something horribly wrong, and hugs up really badly, and EVERYONE in the party gives him jive for it, to the point of abandonning it.

He eventually realizes what he did, and WORKS for his forgivenes and redeption.


Heh, I suggest you take a REAL good look at my signiture. ^_^

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:49 AM

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See, that's the main problem I have with Squall. He never DID admit to being wrong.


Couldn't argue the fact. Been too long since I've played the game.

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There's another game that deals with a shut in bunghole as the main character, and that's Tales of the Abyss.
Luke does something horribly wrong, and hugs up really badly, and EVERYONE in the party gives him jive for it, to the point of abandonning it.

He eventually realizes what he did, and WORKS for his forgivenes and redeption.


Heh, I suggest you take a REAL good look at my signiture. ^_^


Tales of the Abyss for the win. ;>

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:57 AM

My first final fantasy was VIII and will always have a place in my heart as one of the best games I have ever played and still love to replay all the time.

but I still consider FFIV better than FFVII icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:03 AM

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My first final fantasy was VIII and will always have a place in my heart as one of the best games I have ever played and still love to replay all the time.

but I still consider FFIV better than FFVII icon-arcee.gif


And VI was better than IV, so you have your winner! XD

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:05 AM

and I've mispelt Golbez for 10 years. yay!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:14 AM

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:44 AM

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QUOTE(WaveRyder @ Nov 25 2009, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:17 AM

Since this is a Final Fantasy threrad, figured it would be good to psot this link:

http://www.socksmake...dex.php?a=patff

a bucnh of funny reviews about almost all of them.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE(Korcas @ Nov 24 2009, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
See, that's the main problem I have with Squall. He never DID admit to being wrong.


He didn't have to, because he did better than that. He finally let his friends in, said thanks, and went on to becoming a good leader because he finally came to grips with the idea that it's not all about him, and that other people matter.

VIII is easily my favourite of the series thus far (although haven't been able to play anything from the PS2 onwards. I'd really like to give XII a shot). Much better gameplay than most.

I also appreciated its much more subtle, nuanced story. Only thing that really bugged me, not so much the GF memory subplot itself, but just the heavy-handed way it was delivered. Needed a few more hints for the characters to catch onto before Irvine dropped the bomb. His confession kinda came out of nowhere.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 01:59 PM

FF 1 had the best main characters ever! You only had to use 4 of them, they were silent, and the only character development was the upgrade to the new classes. TEH BEZTEST EVAR!!!!! icon-blitz.gif

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