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@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2018 - 03:10 AM)

I just realised that Unsolved Mysteries has the same initials as Ultra Magnus.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (22 June 2018 - 05:18 AM)

Yeah, really... what a shitshow.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2018 - 04:53 AM)

This week has been an almost unmitigated damn nightmare. It can go die in some metaphorical trash fire where it belongs.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 04:48 AM)

I feel your pain.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 June 2018 - 04:47 AM)

This time ten years ago I was looking forward to Transformers 2.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

There's room enough for five more cabinets.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Once I've settled in and earned money again, I can start with the third wall.

@  Plokatron : (21 June 2018 - 10:05 PM)

I'm still working on my comic just been trying to start up a Custom Lego shop. Won't be too long but I'm still here.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

(really though, great display)

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

you're gonna have a buildup of dinosaur electrons.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

he needs his dino-breathing room! :D

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

Trypticon looks a bit cramped in there, nevermore!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 05:54 PM)

Sad thing is we've thought more about the foam than the show writers ever did. :D

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

https://imgur.com/ky0qGVD

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

Current status of my collection room in my new, still-under-construction apartment:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Depends on whether or not the motive engines for the vehicle mode are the same as the robot mode. Cause we know they use energon for everything.

@  Bass X0 : (21 June 2018 - 05:17 PM)

I was thinking today if Transformers would carry the fuel for their alternate mode in their robot mode? They'd have to, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 June 2018 - 01:28 PM)

I mean, the clear meta reason is so non-Transformers don't die horribly on their ships, but that's not as fun to speculate about.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 10:43 AM)

There's also lots of chemical reactions which only precipite with oxygen.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 09:27 AM)

Oxygen is obviously a native gas on cybertron and also let’s the equipment “breath” so to speak.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:47 AM)

@Wonko; Yeah, but why oxygen? There are a lot of non-flammable gasses they could've used. And we've seen TFs using radio to communicate in vacuum.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2018 - 08:29 AM)

As the Cream of Wheat glugged forth from his meatus, his mind focused on only one thing: Mommy loved him so.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 08:17 AM)

there's lots you can't do in vaccuum. The least of which is audio communication.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Though that begs the question of why a robotic species would keep their ships pressurized with oxygen in the first place.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 07:29 AM)

Guess it's just me playing FTL recently. Opening a few doors out to the void is a good way to deal with fires and rude visitors.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Plus it depends on what part of the ship, can’t easily vent an interior area.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 06:34 AM)

depends on what's wrong. If you need to get something out and away, would also need to have started in a pressurised space to begin with. If you just want to vent extra heat: it wouldn't work as well as vaccuum is an insulator.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 03:12 AM)

If they're in space wouldn't it make more sense just to vent the area affected to vacuum?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 07:16 PM)

I mean the foam was dangerous, but in space they probably put out the fires, then wore the equivalent of a hazmat suit to clean up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Only on special occassions.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2018 - 03:50 PM)

you don't?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I mean, we don't usually use asbestos on our souls.....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 10:11 AM)

*looks at asbestos" Yep... Cause we've never used something harmful as a fire retardant. x.x;

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2018 - 06:32 AM)

fire retardant foam is so powerful it can extinguish even sparks

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I mean, this is a species that can be disabled (possibly fatally after a while?) by flame retardant foam, so yeah.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 01:28 AM)

Transformers are exactly as resilient as the plot needs them to be, so who knows, it could be lethal today.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 June 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Which is why Marvel Megatron was interested in Dr. Biggles-Jones' railgun design and had it grafted onto his G2 tank mode.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 08:43 PM)

Doesn't really matter what transformers are made of. If you send a 10 pound ball of metal flying at a good enough velocity, you will do damage.

@  Soft Snow : (19 June 2018 - 05:53 PM)

A regular cannon that shoots cannon balls and does nothing to other transformers because they are robots but would put a mean whole in the side of your wooden boat...

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

wtf did the shoutbox do to my emoji

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

also @ patchy its whatever your heart desires 😘

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

shes not a drill but she is a grill

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 June 2018 - 05:40 PM)

POTP CINDERSAUR IS A GIRL THIS IS NOT A DRILL

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 June 2018 - 05:18 PM)

A fusion cannon, or just a regular cannon?

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:04 PM)

megatron but he turns into a ford fusion with a cannon badly welded onto the roof

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2018 - 02:22 PM)

My Little Fusion Cannon: Friendship Through Tyranny.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 June 2018 - 02:01 PM)

was that supposed to sound sexual

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 01:55 PM)

I'm pretty sure that megatrons cannon is his best friend, so that friendship is magic stuff won't work.

@  MEDdMI : (19 June 2018 - 01:16 PM)

And then the magic ponies force everyone to be friends FOREVERRRRRRR

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 12:06 PM)

Or... megatron just goes to war against skynet cause he can't stand the competition.


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#1 Zyking

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:56 AM

Sony held a conference on February 20th 2013.

The official specs from Sony:

- Main Processor: Single chip custom processor. CPU is an x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores.

- GPU is an custom made AMD next-generation Radeon graphics engine rated at 1.84 teraflops with 18 unified Compute Units. Based on the Radeon 7000-series desktop graphics cards.

- Memory: 8GB GDDR5 with 176GB/s bandwidth.

- Hard Drive: Built-in ( No word on capacity )

- Optical Drive (read only): BD 6x CAV, DVD 8x CAV

- I/O: Super-Speed USB 3.0, Aux (for PS4 Eye)

- Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)

- AV Output: HDMI, Analogue AV out, optical digital audio output

- Controller: DualShock 4, Move features, small touchpad screen, share button, headphone socket. Similar in design as before.


Other info and some rumors

- Easy to develop for
- Developers seems to be pleased with its performance and abilities
- Focus on sharing and social gaming, like posting videos of ones gameplay, realtime streaming of gameplay, chat rooms etc etc
- New UI and menus
- Connectivity with Vita - Offscreen play Wii U style!
- Backwards compability with PS3 games is unclear, but it is said to have som form of cloud-based backwards compability
- Will likely have Paid subscription for "most" of its online features, similar to Xbox Live, and the ability to hook up your smartphone, similar to SmartGlass.
- Price is rumored to be in the $400-450 range, probably ?400 in the UK, ?400-450 in Eurozone. Although a report say that one version of the Orbis will cost $529.
- Rumored to come out in November this year.

Games shown:

- Knack

- Killzone Shadow Fall

- Some racing game ( Will find name... )

- Infamous: Second Son

- The Witness

- Deep down. ( from Capcom )

- Watch Dogs

- Diablo 3 ( Yes the one from Blizzard! )

- Destiny ( from Bungie )

- EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Square Enix etc etc all on board for PS4.

Edited by Zyking, 22 February 2013 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:59 AM

Oh yeah, I'll need to stay up for this. How many hours til the show?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:18 AM

It starts in about 12 hours, I think.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

Its:

6 pm Eastern

3 pm Western

11 pm UK

At midnigt in Scandinavia and several parts of Europe

Edited by Zyking, 20 February 2013 - 05:23 AM.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it". - Upton Sinclair.

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning". - Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled.

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider than that!" - George Carlin.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". -John Lennon.

"A lot of things have been done in the name of Jesus that heaven does not approve of" - Jostein Gaarder.

"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by bungholes." -William Gibson


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

I'm kind of surprised this even exists. There's been like no money in their R&D budget.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

Considering both the CPU and the GPU is AMD based, maybe Sony outsourced most of the design and development of the Orbis to them, though perhaps providing AMD with a few engineers ?

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it". - Upton Sinclair.

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning". - Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled.

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider than that!" - George Carlin.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". -John Lennon.

"A lot of things have been done in the name of Jesus that heaven does not approve of" - Jostein Gaarder.

"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by bungholes." -William Gibson


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:31 AM

Im excited....a bit pissed I need to get up earlier than normal to watch it but still excited!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:46 AM

11PM!? I'm usually in bed with a hot water bottle and mug of Horlicks by then, what with my hedonistic rock and roll lifestyle.

I might just have to wait until tomorrow to find out how exciting/disappointing/infuriating this will end up being. Drat!
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

My bad. Gametrailer's coverage starts at 5pm EST, so that threw me off. They'll probably just speculate for an hour beforehand.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

QUOTE(Zyking @ Feb 20 2013, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Considering both the CPU and the GPU is AMD based, maybe Sony outsourced most of the design and development of the Orbis to them, though perhaps providing AMD with a few engineers ?


... But wouldn't they still have to fund it?

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The need for accommodation isnt a special need. Its a basic human right. Its a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

Well, I can't wait to see what they are going to do. I really haven't used my PS3 for that much gaming, mainly just used it for Blu-ray movies, but I can't wait to see an actual next gen console.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Given AMD's performance in recent years, I have little hope for that system.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

PS3 was the lesser beast in this house. We got the Xbox360 ourselves about a year after it came out because there were games we wanted to play. PS3 we got as a gift the next Xmas... And it was a Blu-ray player primarily because there was nothing else we were interested to do on it that our Xbox didn't do in a easier better interfaced manner. Sure the Internet stuff was free but it was also terrible and slow compared to Xbox. Now in the last year or two the PS3 has improved for us a bit and we actually game on it occasionally now. But it still remains a secondary system that we probably wouldn't replace if it broke (vs the Xbox that would be replaced in a matter of days likely.)

So what would I hope for tonight? Cheaper system. More interesting games. MUCH BETTER interface and Internet service. Backwards compatible.

What do I expect? Too Expensive. A bunch of shooters and God of War stuff I don't care about. Good graphics. Attempts to copy what works for other companies but not implemented as well. Interface that's still awkward. Internet service that's still slow.



-ZacWilliam, not meaning to be pessimistic, beleive it or not, loved PS and PS2 but the PS3 was such a huge screw up I honestly am not sure I believe they've learned their lesson.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 20 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-ZacWilliam, not meaning to be pessimistic, beleive it or not, loved PS and PS2 but the PS3 was such a huge screw up I honestly am not sure I believe they've learned their lesson.

Well, after how bad the Vita flopped, you'd have every reason to be unsure.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE(Creature SH @ Feb 20 2013, 05:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Given AMD's performance in recent years, I have little hope for that system.


AMD's products, technology and R&D are quite good, actually.

But if you are thinking of financial performance, then yes, they aren't doing too well. Still good revenue and overall they make money, but they also endured layoffs. Nowhere near as bad as the shape they were in back in the late 90's though, AMD basically saved themselves in 99/00 when they launched the Athlon processors that competed well and in some areas was better than Intel's Pentium 3. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Zyking, 20 February 2013 - 01:40 PM.

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"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by bungholes." -William Gibson


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

QUOTE(Spin Out @ Feb 20 2013, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 20 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-ZacWilliam, not meaning to be pessimistic, beleive it or not, loved PS and PS2 but the PS3 was such a huge screw up I honestly am not sure I believe they've learned their lesson.

Well, after how bad the Vita flopped, you'd have every reason to be unsure.



Man, I feel so sorry for people who own a Vita. An expensive, but nice system, however you'd have thought that Sony would have learned the lesson of the PSP. Yet, here we are, still with no huge blockbuster games on the damn thing. At least the 3DS has some really nice stuff either just coming out, coming very soon, or announced. Vita doesn't even have anything announced that's really 'stand up and pay attention'.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

Get me a Vita exclusive Elderscrolls 1-5 collection with transferable saves and I'd buy a system...

<_< other wise I'm not touching another handheld

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#18 Zyking

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

Heh, yeah, I got my PSP at launch back in 2004, it came from the very first 200K batch of PSP's.

Never did use it much though, in the end.

Interestingly enough; The PSP ended up selling quite well since then, with around 70 + million units.

Edited by Zyking, 20 February 2013 - 02:10 PM.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it". - Upton Sinclair.

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning". - Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled.

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider than that!" - George Carlin.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". -John Lennon.

"A lot of things have been done in the name of Jesus that heaven does not approve of" - Jostein Gaarder.

"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by bungholes." -William Gibson


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Feb 20 2013, 07:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't wait to see an actual next gen console.

Judging by what "hardcore gamers" and gaming press are always going on about, you've been playing one for the last 6 years or so. The Orbis will just have a fresh coat of paint (higher resolution of course) and a cloud drive of some sort. Voila! Your next 6 years.
Reclaim the suffix.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Ssshhhhh....don't tell now! icon-arcee.gif

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it". - Upton Sinclair.

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning". - Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled.

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider than that!" - George Carlin.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". -John Lennon.

"A lot of things have been done in the name of Jesus that heaven does not approve of" - Jostein Gaarder.

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