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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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#1101 Ironbite

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:31 PM

God Champions Ballad is just....ug.  Like it's a great DLC for filling in the backstory of the Champions but man that reward.....

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

You can still speedrun going directly to Ganon. It's been done.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

I thought about it but I like to hurt him with the most effective weapons I have I wanted that bleep bleep bleepty bleep to bleed out of all the Gannons I have fought this is the one I hate the most


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

I think the horse riding part of twilight princess was the one I disliked most

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:33 AM

Can you even carry enough sticks and pot lids right after waking up to kill gannon?


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 03:29 PM

Huh in my mental map of LttP I had the game segmented into 3x3 tiles for 9 tiles but today looking at things more closely and confirming with the actual layout the segmentation is a bit different...

 

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The bulk of the map is just 9 major areas but there are also the narrow sections I call gates or highways there often the most traverse areas as you dart around Hyrule, to the 9 sections. There often gated requiring items to traverse as well at least in the Dark World

 

Just something I noted while playing LttP on my SNES


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 04:39 PM

I knew all the sections weren't the same size, but the layout is actually symmetrical. On top of that, the narrow section are exactly half the size of the large sections and the small ones are exactly half the size of the narrow ones. I kinda wonder if there is some technical reason for said design, like some sort of ram optimization.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:34 PM

With two separate worlds to have store and to map to the data to memory that would be my guess


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:48 AM

I decided to 'restart' BOTW, after not playing for a while. Damn this game is still fun.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:54 AM

OK SO. Breath of the Wild sequel.

 

From the trailer, it looks like Link and Zelda go underneath the castle and find the human Ganondorf's desiccated corpse being...drained? Held back? By a hand that glows green, recalling the Twili from Twilight Princess. This green power also emanates from Link at one point in the trailer.

 

Although, I have a suspicion it might not be Ganondorf...but someone else entirely.

 

Either way, whoever it is comes back to life in a way similar to our good old friends the Redeads.

 

We're going DARK here, perhaps even darker than Majora's Mask. They're probably going to dig up more clues as to which timeline BotW takes place in. I can NOT wait.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:36 AM

Maybe we will have a dark and light world again with Link exploring the Dark and Zelda the light? That would be fun


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:24 AM

I'm really interested to see what they do with Zelda herself. She said in the ending that she's lost a lot of the power she had while fighting off Ganon for a century, so she doesn't need to be taken off the board for gameplay balance reasons. So I'd love to see her be playable in the sequel. Whether it's through branching storylines, choice of character, being able to switch, co-op gameplay, or whatever. I'm trying not to spend too much time dwelling on the possibilities there, simply because I think I'd be setting myself up for disappointment.

 

Less exciting would be if she's an NPC companion. It could be nice to have a permanent partner to help out. Especially if she would vary her AI based on what you're fighting, and even enabling unique combination attacks to take on particular bosses. Still plenty of potential there.

 

The disappointing scenario would be that she's just a damsel in distress again. I really hope that if she does go off on her own during the game, it's because she has her own tasks to take care of, and not that she needs to be rescued. That wouldn't feel right, especially for this particular Zelda.

 

OMGWTFNoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! possibility: BotW2 is a 100-hour escort mission. And Zelda doesn't get a paraglider.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:55 PM

What I hope (wild mass guessing here), control Link for up close sword fighting and general item usage...Zelda for ranged fighting (arrows, boomerangs) and magic. You could freely switch between them depending on the situation.

Co-op Zelda would also be cool.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:22 PM

Or link for everything cause zelda is too busy trying to rebuild the kingdom... Just saying...


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:57 PM

If she wanted to sit this one out, she shouldn't have been in the teaser.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

Also, pretty sure rebuilding the kingdom falls squarely under this:

 

I really hope that if she does go off on her own during the game, it's because she has her own tasks to take care of, and not that she needs to be rescued.

 

But yeah, that whole train of thought comes from the fact that the trailer shows them on an adventure together. That could just be for cutscenes, but I'd love to see it play out in the gameplay.

 

Unless it's to make the game a giant escort mission...



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:12 PM

Take a page from God of War with Atreus, make her an asset rather than a traditional escort burden, and it could be great.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

I wonder if there will be compatibility with BOTW with some extra treats for those of us who played it like the inclusion of Tarrey Town.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:58 PM

I wonder if there will be compatibility with BOTW with some extra treats for those of us who played it like the inclusion of Tarrey Town.

I'd definitely like to see some bonuses pulled in from the BotW save data. Tarrey Town's a good one. Maybe access to the Champion abilities, since those aren't mandatory. The Master Sword unlocks and Master Cycle Zero from the DLC would also be great to carry over. Nothing game breaking, but nice rewards for having accomplished stuff in the first game.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:18 PM

What I hope (wild mass guessing here), control Link for up close sword fighting and general item usage...Zelda for ranged fighting (arrows, boomerangs) and magic. You could freely switch between them depending on the situation.

Co-op Zelda would also be cool.

Link already uses bows and boomerangs in Breath of the Wild. I'm not sure how I'd feel about robbing him of his existing abilities just as an excuse to give Zelda something to do...





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