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

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

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.


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#21 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:32 AM

I thought I would remind people here:

http://uk.ign.com/ar...ink-to-the-past

Now that A Link Between Worlds is out the way, Majoras Mask could happen, don't mean to sound like a ingrate as I have been asking for it since OOT was announced but Majoras Mask was my favourite Zelda game with tons of replay value, I could fight any boss and do any events again and again. It had a great atmosphere too.


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#22 Daith

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:11 PM

In new Zelda news the next Wii U Zelda title.... Is a Dynasty Warriors like game.
 
 


Edited by Daith, 18 December 2013 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 04:02 PM

Looks like it could be fun.

 

I hope there's more characters then Link though, cause that could get boring fast.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:59 AM

Gamespot awarded a Link Between Worlds their GOTY. Surprising, but deserved.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:20 PM

In the furthest regions of space Unicron bellows....


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:29 PM

Yeah I want Links from all the series Zeldas toyou could even bring In the Not so damsel in destress one from the cartoon

Gorons, Zoras even baddies if they did the game that way I would go out and buy a WiiU no questions asked


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:32 AM

Hmmm character wishlist....

Adult Link

Child Link

Hero's Spirit (Twilight Princess)

Great Deity Link

Zora Link

Goron Link

Zelda Twilight Princess style

Zelda/Sheik (Ocarina)

Zelda/Tetra

Phantom Warrior Zelda

Darunia

Nabooru

Impa (Ocarina)

Telma

Rusl

Ashei

Midna

Zant

Byrne

Ganondorf (Ocarina)

Ganondorf (Twilight Princess)

Ganondorf (Wind Waker)

Groose

Tingle

Mido

Ravio


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:30 AM

...Do I dare ask how Telma would possibly be able to fight?

 

Personally I would've gone with Agitha and given her the ability to form constructs using swarms of insects.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

Also Twin Rova combined form Fire and Ice magic would rule


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

...Do I dare ask how Telma would possibly be able to fight?

 

Personally I would've gone with Agitha and given her the ability to form constructs using swarms of insects.

I'm sure they could find a weapon useable for her. I could see her wielding a long handled Megaton Hammer. Agitha pry would be interesting like that.

 

I was leaving out more of the villains due to needs for Boss fights but ya it'd work with Twin Rova I'd say. Now I'm not thinking all of these characters would be in their original styles. Most likely I see each character redone to match the style seen in the Trailer. Looks more Twilight Princess than anything. As far as the Individual Zeldas I could see them using some of the older designs for her Princess forms or just possibly giving us Shiek and Tetra without transformations. Also Midna I could see as a few possibilities. Imp form mounted on Wolf Link using her Magic hands to fight, Imp Form floating around much the same, or her Princess form fighting similar to Zeldas.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

...Do I dare ask how Telma would possibly be able to fight?

 

 

If you have to ask, you really are a stranger to musou...



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:48 AM

So. Ultimately skippable, like Crossbow Training?


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

I still think Nintendo should have bought Vigil Games to do the Epic of Ganondorf, featuring him embracing his destiny, taming his minions and ends with him slaying Demise.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:07 PM

So. Ultimately skippable, like Crossbow Training?

 

I'd say potentially the best and most fun thing with the Zelda name attached to it in a long time.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:03 AM

I took this pic of the Forest Haven from Wind Waker HD

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Despite Hyrule Historia saying they are Mountain Tops, I say screw that and make them islands that float on the Great Sea, similar to Skyloft being a villiage that Hylia rose into the clouds. Forest Haven is the remnants of the Great Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time.


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#36 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

I took this pic of the Forest Haven from Wind Waker HD

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Despite Hyrule Historia saying they are Mountain Tops, I say screw that and make them islands that float on the Great Sea, similar to Skyloft being a villiage that Hylia rose into the clouds. Forest Haven is the remnants of the Great Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time.

 

Isn't the Deku Tree you meet there supposed to be the seed that was planted when the one in OoT died?

 

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:10 PM

Massive news for Zelda last week so maybe we could use this thread to talk about it.

If there's three things I hope to see return at least they are:

- the item and weapons upgrades of Skyward Sword

- A Loftwing to fly over the world.

- Malo.

 

 

Isn't the Deku Tree you meet there supposed to be the seed that was planted when the one in OoT died?

 

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Yes.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:54 AM

Zelda Warriors is shapeing up to be awsome

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:48 AM

Massive news for Zelda last week so maybe we could use this thread to talk about it.

If there's three things I hope to see return at least they are:

- the item and weapons upgrades of Skyward Sword

- A Loftwing to fly over the world.

- Malo.

 

 

Isn't the Deku Tree you meet there supposed to be the seed that was planted when the one in OoT died?

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

Yes.

 

I've completely forgotten where I was going with that, if I was even going anywhere with it. Something about different surroundings, maybe?

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:04 PM

I wonder how big and detailed Hyrule in Zelda U will be, like what will it do that games like Assassins Creed and Grand Theft Auto haven't done these past few years. 


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