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by CounterPunch
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been TEN years!
Replies: 54
Views: 4727

I feel like a coma patient who's just woken up after a decade long slumber and gone "I remember you... And I remember you..." I was never a major contributor to the community in the 12 years I've been here(2nd Jan 2002 represent!) Mainly because I was 14 when I joined and to be honest a bit of an ar...
by CounterPunch
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Thoughts On IDWverse?
Replies: 38
Views: 15226

Rattrap's dialogue has got to rank amongst the worst I've ever read. It's so painful reading it that I genuinely think I might be brought to tears. On chapter 4 of the crossover thus far and man, it really has been a complete bore. The only highlight thus far was Brainstorm finishing Perceptor's sen...
by CounterPunch
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Thoughts On IDWverse?
Replies: 38
Views: 15226

I mean, there's only so many ways you can do the same story over and over on Earth before you're just shuffling the players and the order of the events. This is what has made MTMTE so entertaining for me (still pre-Dark Cybertron). It's an adventure yarn, a road trip... Hell, a school trip, you've ...
by CounterPunch
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Thoughts On IDWverse?
Replies: 38
Views: 15226

OK, 8 months after my last post and I am NEARLY caught up, I'm currently reading the Dark Cybertron preludes of each title. MTMTE - This book... Genuinely, I think it may be one of the most entertaining comics I read, it's maintained brilliant dialogue, great action, an awesome cast, great plot poin...
by CounterPunch
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2205
Views: 184377

Barely played games for a while now because of work, but about a month ago I found myself with time while I am in between jobs (left one, waiting for the other to start) and got reinvigorated. In the last few weeks I have completed - Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider, The Last of Us, Metal G...
by CounterPunch
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Tried These Newfangled E-Cigarettes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Never smoked myself, but I sell cigarettes and tobacco where I work, so my perspective is a bit removed. Frequent comment about the ecigs is that, yes, it's hard to know when to stop versus a normal cigarette that burns out. [...] most of the people who smoke a lot having OCD tendencies: they have ...
by CounterPunch
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Tried These Newfangled E-Cigarettes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Anyone Tried These Newfangled E-Cigarettes?

Ashamedly, I am a smoker. I recently tried to quit and wasn't able to, as the saying goes "you can only quit when you want to quit" and obviously I didn't really want to. Had a recommendation to try out these e-cigarettes and so picked up a starter pack and have been using it for a few days now. I'm...
by CounterPunch
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So... PS4 or Xbox One?
Replies: 47
Views: 3938

The whole game-fee deal will surely kill Gamestop, Gamefly, and mom-and-pop game stores on the Xbox end. I hope Sony stays away from that model all together.0/PS3 generation, are they just getting cocky and complacent? Bad move. This is something i've been beating on about for a while now, since th...
by CounterPunch
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So... PS4 or Xbox One?
Replies: 47
Views: 3938

That would be Don Mattric, (not sure of spelling of last name) and his exact quote was. "We have a product for people who don't have internet, it's called the Xbox 360" And honestly that's not a "screw you" statement like most people make it out to be. They proved this year they are still supportin...
by CounterPunch
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E3 2013 what did you think?
Replies: 22
Views: 2438

This is the article - http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/18/nintendos-used-game-policy-make-games-people-wont-sell The CEO of Take-Two came out and said something similar. If you create real experiences and games that people would continue to play, they won't trade. They both have a fair point, one ...
by CounterPunch
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So... PS4 or Xbox One?
Replies: 47
Views: 3938

Xbox One currently has the more enticing exclusives for me, but the way in which they've set up pretty much everything else REALLY puts me off. The latest of which is the head guy (can't remember his name or title) saying "if you don't have internet, get a 360". I had a friend try to argue with me a...
by CounterPunch
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E3 2013 what did you think?
Replies: 22
Views: 2438

Knightdramon wrote:No news on a dead space 4 or something? Resident Evil?

Seems like the only upcoming games I really want to play are Metal Gear Solid 5 and Pokemon Y/X.

Meh.
DS4 is a fair one tbh, DS3 only got released a few months ago.
by CounterPunch
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E3 2013 what did you think?
Replies: 22
Views: 2438

I thought E3 was pretty decent. One of the issues with this generational leap, compared to the previous ones is that it's not especially easy to define where the leap is. In previous generations we've had the huge leap from 2D to 3D and 3D to online whereas now it's just kind of "stuff", this really...
by CounterPunch
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man of Steel thoughts? SPOILERS
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Man of Steel thoughts? SPOILERS

So, I went and checked out Man of Steel at the weekend, and other than a couple of cursory posts thrown in with a general movie thread I've not really seen any thoughts with it. I'll give my two cents first, and remember, as said in the title, there will be spoilers :) Positives. - Henry Cavill was ...
by CounterPunch
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Toys, Cartoons & Comics
Topic: Keeping up with comics digitally
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Marvel offer an unlimited service seen http://marvel.com/comics/unlimited I'm not sure on the quality of the service or the comics they offer, such a low price breeds suspicion, so I would assume a lot of the more recent comics (maybe from the last 12 months or so?) aren't included, but maybe someon...
by CounterPunch
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Thoughts On IDWverse?
Replies: 38
Views: 15226

I stayed away from this through fear that I might run in to spoilers of stuff I havent read yet, but issue 14 of MTMTE is next on my list, and issue of 11 for RiD.. MTMTE - Wow, I am so in love with this book, I just think it's fantastic. Roberts is doing wonderful things with the characters he is u...
by CounterPunch
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Rewatching Beast Wars for the first time in years...
Replies: 113
Views: 12951

I've probably analyzed Beast Machine's failures to death over the years, but the two biggest things wrong with it are that a) It followed Beast Wars, which was the high-bar for pretty much any cartoon back then. b) The characters were incidental to the plot (which was whatever nonsenical thing the ...
by CounterPunch
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Rewatching Beast Wars for the first time in years...
Replies: 113
Views: 12951

Currently rewatching Beast Machines now... Enjoying it an awful lot more than the first time I saw it. Yes it has some whacked out concepts, and Nightscream is just a horrible character from design through to voice, but overall it's pretty damn good. Also, I must say, the CGI quality is fantastic, y...
by CounterPunch
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Thoughts On IDWverse?
Replies: 38
Views: 15226

Has it ever been said why they are called what they are or was it simply that "more than Meets the eye" and "Robots in Disguise" were the 80's toys tagline? Because as titles, they really dont seem to have any real link to the stories within. I'd go with "generic catchphrases that are suitable for ...
by CounterPunch
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Thoughts On IDWverse?
Replies: 38
Views: 15226

TDoOP and the first 3 issues of each ongoing down. TDooP - Seriously enjoyed this because of how it subverted my expectation of what would happen based on past TF experience and the title. Delivered on its name in a very different way without feeling like a cop out tactic to get publicity and sales ...