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@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.


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#21 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:10 AM

Year looks good to me. =)

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:53 PM



I can't get over just how fantastic this game is looking.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

I get paid this week gonna hit Gamesotp, pay off my pre-order for Castlevaina and put down a pre-order for this

Ironbite-will that shut you up?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:19 AM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Feb 28 2013, 12:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I get paid this week gonna hit Gamesotp, pay off my pre-order for Castlevaina and put down a pre-order for this

Ironbite-will that shut you up?


Probably not.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

I can't believe you forgot to mention all about the online multiplayer!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

I just want to apologize to every Fire Emblem game ever released in the US prior to Awakening for not buying every single one of them.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

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I can't believe you forgot to mention all about the online multiplayer!


Online, local and local download play. The multiplayer in this game is essentially perfect.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

I only just got my first 3DS last week, so right now the only 3DS game I have is the most recent Kingdom Hearts game. But there are a couple in the mail, and I'll be pre-ordering Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Pokemon soon.

I'd like to start prioritizing new IP's, or at least ones I haven't played, first. Probably not really the system for that, and I know that I'll be wanting Super Mario 3D Land, anyway.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE(Strafe @ Mar 2 2013, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I only just got my first 3DS last week, so right now the only 3DS game I have is the most recent Kingdom Hearts game. But there are a couple in the mail, and I'll be pre-ordering Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Pokemon soon.

I'd like to start prioritizing new IP's, or at least ones I haven't played, first. Probably not really the system for that, and I know that I'll be wanting Super Mario 3D Land, anyway.


If you're looking for new IPs check out some of the eShop titles such as Pushmo/Crashmo.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:12 AM

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I can't get over just how fantastic this game is looking.


Played this on Thursday; I can't wait for it to come out! I still wish it had a Halloween release, but oh well.

Between this and LEGO City Undercover, it was like Christmas.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Mar 2 2013, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Strafe @ Mar 2 2013, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I only just got my first 3DS last week, so right now the only 3DS game I have is the most recent Kingdom Hearts game. But there are a couple in the mail, and I'll be pre-ordering Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Pokemon soon.

I'd like to start prioritizing new IP's, or at least ones I haven't played, first. Probably not really the system for that, and I know that I'll be wanting Super Mario 3D Land, anyway.


If you're looking for new IPs check out some of the eShop titles such as Pushmo/Crashmo.


Crashmo looks interesting, actually. And for nine dollars? Not bad, at all.


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

Luigi's Mansion looks fun, and Animal Crossing (which FINALLY got a release date) has had pretty much everything overhauled and tons of new content added..I'm pretty excited, yeah.

Though I may be a bit biased there..my sister and I both got 3DS systems specifically for Animal Crossing. We're a bit nuts for it.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

I'm cautious of getting another Animal Crossing...let me tell you why.


I equate Animal Crossing to an ex you still have some feelings for. Allow me to further explain. I played the first game, went along discovering all the fun things to do, fossils, fish, bugs, townsfolk, gardening etc. And yeah, it's a lot of fun! But then it comes to a point where it's no longer a game, but a daily chore. You have to check in every day to make sure you don't miss an event or item. This is especially bad on Holidays where such as Christmas where most people have plans that don't involve chasing a video game reindeer for furniture. The game becomes needy. So you decide enough is enough and you stop playing.


You go back to your normal life, feeling pretty great, then another game is announced. "Oh man!" You say to yourself, "I had such a blast with the old one, and this one has so much more now! Why did I ever stop playing?" Much like seeing an ex and and recalling all the fond memories. You think "this time it'll work, things'll be different." For a while, this is true. You find all the new features, items, etc, but sooner or later your RIGHT BACK WHERE YOU WERE WITH THE FIRST ONE! "Oh yeah!" You say again, "THIS is why I stopped playing." So you end things once more anf go your separate ways.


And then the next one is announced....


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 28 2013, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to apologize to every Fire Emblem game ever released in the US prior to Awakening for not buying every single one of them.


Hey, there's no need to apologize to Shadow Dragon or Radiant Dawn

They know what they did.

But yes. Fire Emblem is brilliant. Awakening may be the best, but it's building on the shoulders of giants.

(And you can see the heritage a lot, both through the narrative and the DLC bonus challenges.)


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Zek @ Mar 3 2013, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm cautious of getting another Animal Crossing...let me tell you why.


I equate Animal Crossing to an ex you still have some feelings for. Allow me to further explain. I played the first game, went along discovering all the fun things to do, fossils, fish, bugs, townsfolk, gardening etc. And yeah, it's a lot of fun! But then it comes to a point where it's no longer a game, but a daily chore. You have to check in every day to make sure you don't miss an event or item. This is especially bad on Holidays where such as Christmas where most people have plans that don't involve chasing a video game reindeer for furniture. The game becomes needy. So you decide enough is enough and you stop playing.


You go back to your normal life, feeling pretty great, then another game is announced. "Oh man!" You say to yourself, "I had such a blast with the old one, and this one has so much more now! Why did I ever stop playing?" Much like seeing an ex and and recalling all the fond memories. You think "this time it'll work, things'll be different." For a while, this is true. You find all the new features, items, etc, but sooner or later your RIGHT BACK WHERE YOU WERE WITH THE FIRST ONE! "Oh yeah!" You say again, "THIS is why I stopped playing." So you end things once more anf go your separate ways.


And then the next one is announced....


See what I mean? icon-waspy.gif


I think being able to download it and always have it on-hand on the system would really help me keep up on it. Same for nintendogs + cats, if they ever release that there. Otherwise, I'm known to mess with the system clock...

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE(LBD @ Mar 3 2013, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Zek @ Mar 3 2013, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm cautious of getting another Animal Crossing...let me tell you why.


I equate Animal Crossing to an ex you still have some feelings for. Allow me to further explain. I played the first game, went along discovering all the fun things to do, fossils, fish, bugs, townsfolk, gardening etc. And yeah, it's a lot of fun! But then it comes to a point where it's no longer a game, but a daily chore. You have to check in every day to make sure you don't miss an event or item. This is especially bad on Holidays where such as Christmas where most people have plans that don't involve chasing a video game reindeer for furniture. The game becomes needy. So you decide enough is enough and you stop playing.


You go back to your normal life, feeling pretty great, then another game is announced. "Oh man!" You say to yourself, "I had such a blast with the old one, and this one has so much more now! Why did I ever stop playing?" Much like seeing an ex and and recalling all the fond memories. You think "this time it'll work, things'll be different." For a while, this is true. You find all the new features, items, etc, but sooner or later your RIGHT BACK WHERE YOU WERE WITH THE FIRST ONE! "Oh yeah!" You say again, "THIS is why I stopped playing." So you end things once more anf go your separate ways.


And then the next one is announced....


See what I mean? icon-waspy.gif


I think being able to download it and always have it on-hand on the system would really help me keep up on it. Same for nintendogs + cats, if they ever release that there. Otherwise, I'm known to mess with the system clock...

--LBD "Nytetrayn"


Yeah, I think downloading it will let me keep up with it more as well; still porbably not every day of play; but lees likely to go through months of not playing it becuase other games are my main focus. It can work more as a distraction.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

That's my plan as well, as this will be my first Animal Crossing. It just seems like a game that benefits far too much from being constantly on the system without needing to switch carts.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 28 2013, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to apologize to every Fire Emblem game ever released in the US prior to Awakening for not buying every single one of them.

I'm trying to see if I can find some of the earlier portable ones for sale online for less than a king's ransom. Awakening is my first as well, and it's magnificent. I wonder if Intelligent Systems will follow it up with a 3DS Advance Wars?

On a slightly separate note, how does the SpotPass feature work for unlocking the last few Paralogues/secret characters? Is it basically just free DLC, where as long as you're connected to wifi? Though I've had a 3DS for quite some time, I've only recently moved to an apartment with decent wireless access, so I'm new to the 3DS online features.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:56 AM

QUOTE(Shadowmask @ Mar 4 2013, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 28 2013, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to apologize to every Fire Emblem game ever released in the US prior to Awakening for not buying every single one of them.

I'm trying to see if I can find some of the earlier portable ones for sale online for less than a king's ransom. Awakening is my first as well, and it's magnificent. I wonder if Intelligent Systems will follow it up with a 3DS Advance Wars?

On a slightly separate note, how does the SpotPass feature work for unlocking the last few Paralogues/secret characters? Is it basically just free DLC, where as long as you're connected to wifi? Though I've had a 3DS for quite some time, I've only recently moved to an apartment with decent wireless access, so I'm new to the 3DS online features.


It's free DLC that's yours once it's downloaded.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Awesome, thanks.

Hopefully Castlevania: Mirror of Fate will have arrived from Amazon by the time I'm home from work today. I've seen mixed reviews, but I'm still psyched.
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