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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#13821 Blot

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:48 AM

This one's even better than the Pokerap.

 



#13822 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:14 PM

Reviews are starting to come in for Sword/Shield. currently 84 on Metacritic.

 

https://www.metacrit...on-sword?ref=hp

 

sadly I'm expecting that to drop.

Oh, in the age of review-bombing this one's gonna get it bad.  At least for the user-score.

 

And removing the GTS from the game so people will buy Home is just a step too far, in my opinion.  That's just...inexcusable if it's true.  I can see that being the final straw for a lot of people.

 

Then there's this:

 

And there's been some reports of the game crashing when on ladders or going into battles.  That might just be from emulating/datamining it though.

 

And further bad news.  It sounds like a bunch of classic moves are also cut from the game.  Like Return, Rage, Hidden Power, Pursuit, and others.  So even if you DO bring the pokemon that can go into Pokemon SWSH forward from Pokemon Home, you probably won't be able to import them into SWSH unless you delete some moves first.

 

There's a list here (be warned, there's new pokemon spoilers above where the list of removed moves are):

https://progameguide...d-shield-leaks/

 

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But, to make up for all this negativity, have some shiny colors in the spoilers (assuming these are real, some seem kinda odd).

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#13823 Boss Borot

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:31 PM

I really wanted to love this game, but it's looking more and more like a one-time rental for me, especially if the GTS stuff is true.

 

...not that I could trade in any of my favorites ANYWAY.



#13824 Dekafox

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:38 AM

Wonder trade is still in at least!  Just renamed.



#13825 Paladin

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:27 AM

And here we go- the official Galar Pokedex.

 

https://www.serebii....d/pokemon.shtml

 

 

 

(for those still unspoiled anyway...)


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#13826 Exatron

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:23 AM

I ended up canceling my preorder for the double pack. It was heavily influenced by money after unexpected medical expenses compounded the damage done by Unicron, but I found I just wasn't motivated to try to scrape up the money for it. Removing a lot of past Pokemon, including some of my favorites, pretty effectively killed a lot of my interest. It would be one thing if it was just a matter of saving them for later updates to focus development resources for the main release, but some of the interview comments I've seen imply this is the way they want to go for future games as well, and the national dex is effectively dead. That runs directly counter to what I've long loved about the series. So for now at least, I think I'm out.



#13827 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:11 PM

I'm...waiting until Pokemon Home comes out, at least.  Which will probably be sometime around February. (I'm basing that purely on the fact that's when Pokemon Bank originally released.  I don't think they've announced anything)

 

That should give them a little time to patch any game breaking bugs, too...if there are any.

 

Maybe they'll have some sort of Nintendo Online/Pokemon Home bundle that's a little cheaper by then, too.  I doubt it, but you never know.


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#13828 Caldwin

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:23 PM

I'm actually okay with all of this. I mean, yeah, there's some Pokémon I'm bummed that didn't make the cut: Metagross, Greninja, most especially Delphox. But this still looks like it's going to still have a lot of my other favorites and enough new stuff in it, I'm really excited to see what it has to offer. Heck! Playing a core Pokémon game on the television instead of a handheld is still enough to keep my interest. Meanwhile, I still have my 3DS games for keeping my other mon around.
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#13829 Maruten

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:40 PM

That's pretty much my feeling. I've always been more interested in looking forward than back, so "which Pokemon from the 90s can I get into this" is of much less significance to me than "are the new ones cool". 

 

I'm largely unspoiled. I'll cross my fingers. 

 

I have checked out the starter evolutions though, obviously, that's too critical to remain unspoiled. Gosh that water guy is just dreadful. 


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#13830 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:02 PM

I'm used to most of my favorites being overlooked and forgotten. And it's not like most of them would be available for playing through the actual game anyway.

#13831 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 02:43 AM

Just got done streaming 2 and hour hours *just got to the Wild Area, but I've been slow*.

Most of it good fun.. but then... then I found Leon's room.



#13832 Confuzor

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 04:55 PM

I heard you like baseball caps...

Edit: ive got about 6-7 hours in, my whole team is lvl 15-18 and I haven't even gotten to the first gym yet. Having a blast tho!

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#13833 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 11:02 PM

I heard you like baseball caps...

Edit: ive got about 6-7 hours in, my whole team is lvl 15-18 and I haven't even gotten to the first gym yet. Having a blast tho!

 

It.. Wasn't the baseball caps that made me freak out.

I'd post the high lite here.. but may not be quiet safe for allspark.



#13834 Maruten

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 12:08 AM

Got through about an hour and a half, absolutely loving it. It's just gorgeous.

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#13835 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 03:14 AM

Pro-tip: Talk to other "Players" in the wild area as well. Get LOTs of curry ingredients.



#13836 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:20 PM

And, now there's reports of SWSH corrupting SD cards.  Sounds like it's only the download version, though, so if you got it physical, you're probably okay?

 

https://www.gamesrad...files-are-safe/

 

Your SD card has to be formatted to be FAT32 to avoid the issue.  Or disable the autosave feature.


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#13837 Confuzor

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:48 PM

Physical media just seems better and better every day! *stares at unused ps3 that still has Scott Pilgrim on it*

#13838 Confuzor

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:52 PM

I just had my entire pokeball collection depleted by a #@$!*% Wobbufett outside of the daycare center. Nothing would hold this guy! Thank goodness I had just beat the first gym and had money to buy new ones but still. I can't recall a time ever having this hard of a time catching a non legendary.

(Zekrom hit me hard, but ended up getting caught in a Premier Ball!)

#13839 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:59 PM

I had a hard time with an Axew, until it buffed itself too much with Dragon Dance and I decided it wasn't worth the risk anymore.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

I had a hard time catching A chewtle on route two of all things! I wonder if there's something in the programming to deliberately make us burn our balls.
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