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Off-Topic » Silly Battle: Goku vs. Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali beat George Foreman aka The Grill Master.

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

I found a small glitch today on the TCG. For some reason, this keeps coming up. Whenever I attack, a Vanilluxe card with my Skarmary, my pokemon only inflicts normal damage even though Vanilluxe is weak against steel types. My other steel pokemon do double damage against Vanilluxe, but not my Skarmary. It's weird because it only happens with this match up. So far, it has happened at least 3 times.

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General Discussion » Anime shows that went downhill

For a long while, Bleach was pretty bad.

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Battles » Suggestion Box for Battlations

@SMXLR8 said:

@takashichea: yeah like that also with the 100 post rules should be increased if the thread is doing good and no one is breaking the rules

I like this idea. It provides incentive for keeping the thread flame free.

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

Well, I figured out why everyone has the Round deck strategy. If you remember the Rallying Cry Theme Deck that everyone got from entering the Plasmastorm code, you will remember that most of the pokemon in that deck had the round attack and that it had a Kangaskhan card in it. It looks like it was done on purpose to help all the new players sink their teeth into the game.

So, I looked into my collection and I noticed that I had all the cards for the deck. I did a couple matches and it was a pretty solid deck.

Pros:

I can do the big damage too!
I can do the big damage too!
  • Great damage
  • Cards needed to build the deck are easy to obtain
  • Great deck for beginners

Cons:

Team Jigglypuff!
Team Jigglypuff!
  • Needs a bit of time to set up. Especially if you don't get Kangaskhan on the first turn.
  • Not good enough to beat most people on the expert level.
More big damage!
More big damage!
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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

Got another player using the round deck strategy. It seems to be getting really popular in the past few days.

If you think this is bad, it got worse as the match got on. By the ending he was doing 300 damage with a single attack.

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Off-Topic » Video Game Club

Everyone knew it was coming. Ryse did not rise past expectations (it's bad).

Ryse Review Round up

Eurogamer – 5/10 - By the time you've seen that ending, though, you'll have unlocked the majority of Marius' upgrades, and there's nothing like enough substance to the gameplay to tempt you to run the campaign on another difficulty setting or to lure you into long-term engagement with the two-player arena mode. There's no brains, no muscle, no fibre beneath Ryse's extravagantly engineered good looks - this game rings loud but hollow. Crytek likes to contrast Marius' moral strength with the vanity and cruelty of Nero and his made-up sons, but Ryse feels like a product of their dying empire. It's just empty decadence.

Joystiq – 2.5/5 - Ryse: Son of Rome falls into the trap of your typical launch game: it does well to show off the power of the system, but it's slim on substance. Production value aside, Ryse is short, easy and lacks the punch of other action games. For all of its pomp and flash, Ryse: Son of Rome is a shallow bore.

Polygon – 6/10 - Then again, kindness is the last thing Ryse: Son of Rome concerns itself with. It's a gorgeous, dark and bloody tableau. But all that visual beauty and dramatic gravitas goes to waste with an aimless plot and a monotonous combat system. Ryse has all the guts of next-gen — often quite literally — but none of the glory.

Shacknews – 5/10 - Ryse: Son of Rome had potential, but Crytek did too little to expand upon its repetitive combat. While I ran through the campaign in about five hours, it honestly felt like 20. And with the formula becoming more and more boring with each by-the-numbers execution, the addition of throwaway collectibles, like vistas and scrolls, couldn't save this game. Ryse doesn't come close to living up to Roman standards.

OXM – 7/10 - Ryse looks spectacular, as you'd expect from Crytek, and the basic combat is extremely satisfying - even if it doesn't evolve much over the game. Meanwhile, the Gladiator Mode gives the game longer appeal, but is poisoned by randomised, monetised, loot.

IGN – 6.8/10 - Ryse has an entertaining story and sky-high production values. The gameplay that’s there isn’t bad – it just stops in its tracks before it gets anywhere near close to demanding. The multiplayer mode has some neat ideas, like a deadly, shifting Colosseum, but it’s hamstrung by the same combat issues that affect the main campaign. But if spectacle is what you want,Ryse: Son of Rome will keep you entertained.

Rev3games - 2/5 - (youtube video)

Gamespot - 4/10 - Ryse is all sizzle and no steak, a stunning visage paired with a vapid personality. Everything from the leveling system that's so painfully easy to complete (and so devoid of any impact on the game that it might as well not be there), to the story that does little to flesh out its lead characters beyond puerile notions of revenge is a testament to how little Ryse can back up its gorgeous visuals with anything more than a shallow set of fisticuffs.

Kotaku - YES - I'd like to think that Ryse is an example of the kind of fresh re-thinking we'll experience on the new generation of consoles. Why not move the camera in? Why not set the game in ancient Rome? Why not let players yell at archers to lob in some support? Actually, no, never do that last one again. Ryse arrives with low expectations and demonstrates that looks can make a difference in gameplay. That's a next-gen upgrade I can enjoy.

Xbox360Achievements - 80/100 - Ryse: Son of Rome then, is a very easy recommendation. With satisfying combat, breathtaking visuals, a decent campaign and a surprisingly entertaining multiplayer mode, it may not break new ground in terms of gameplay, and it offers little in the way of variety, but what it does, it does well. Alongside Dead Rising 3, it deserves a place in your fledgling Xbox One game collection.

Destructoid - 5/10 - An exercise in apathy, neither Solid nor Liquid. Not exactly bad, but not very good either. Just a bit 'meh,' really. Check out more reviews or the Destructoid score guide.

GamesRadar - 3.5/5 - Ryse: Son of Rome is the definitive Xbox One launch title--for better or worse. It's an incredibly pretty game with some impressive ideas, and it's going to surprise you with its engaging story and weighty combat. The short campaign and repetitive battles hold it back from greatness, but it's a journey through Rome absolutely worth experiencing, if just to see exactly what the console is capable of.

GameInformer – 6/10 - When I show my friends what Xbox One is capable of graphically, I’m going to pop in Ryse. The visuals are breathtaking, but the gameplay flips on a dime between being legitimately fun and downright bad. There is no middle ground. It’s very much the extreme of both.

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Off-Topic » The Doctor Who Club

We got Doctor Who posters by Matt Ferguson. If you want to seethe full size images, check out this link.

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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

I think they deserve each other.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Naruto Discussion (Manga)

On the bright side, this break might be just what Naruto needs. The recent chapters have been...dull.

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

I'm starting to notice that this card is becoming quite popular and I can certainly see why. If you get this card on your first turn with a double colorless, you can really set yourself up in terms of bench pokemon and offense.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Naruto Discussion (Manga)

@AnimeDefender: @AFGM: It's true, guys. Here's the notice from the last chapter.

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General Discussion » Why so much goddamn hate???

Have you never been to the internet before?!
-Jackanderson (Callum Petch)
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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

@Daniel_Newton:

Legendary Treasures is quickly becoming my favourite expansion. Just got another pack with another EX.

Lucky!

Seismitoad and Meloetta make a powerful combination in a deck with 4 of each.

Lol. I just learned that the hard way. I recently lost to a guy who used that strategy not even 5 minutes ago. It's a good strategy.

Hey, now that you have a little more free time on your hands you might want to try this game out? You don't have to of course, I just thought I'd remind you in case you're interested. Me and Acura_Max are having a lot of fun with it :)

I can confirm that this statement is 100% true. Also, since the Legendary Treasures pack is giving players the best cards of the previous expansions, now is the perfect time to jump in.

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Off-Topic » Video Game Club

While the other consoles are struggling to get even a 9.0 out of 10 on their launch games, Nintendo comes out this gem.

Super Mario World 3D World Review Roundup

  • Official Nintendo Magazine: 93 - Not so much a baby step into HD 3D platforming as a triple backflip onto a Goomba's dome. A constant source of joy, surprise and ideas, ideas, ideas.
  • The Escapist: 4/5 - Super Mario 3D World is a very good Mario game that suffers only in that the unrealised potential for it to have been a great game period keeps peeking in between the cracks. Fun to play for veterans and newcomers alike, either as a single-player challenge or a frenetic multiplayer party, and a definite must for current and prospective Wii U owners.
  • Eurogamer: 10/10 - Compact by the standards of the Galaxy adventures but still loaded with bountiful secrets, beneath the warm familiarity of 3D World lies one of the strangest Mario games in years - or at least one of the most random in its influences and its moment-to-moment indulgences. And that's a very, very good thing. The Wii U sees Nintendo's mascot racing into venerable middle age by going wonderfully loopy - by dialling up the energy, even if the end result is often absolutely insane. After all these years, who could blame him?
  • Polygon: 9/10 - Super Mario 3D World doesn't reinvent the Mario formula. But it is in every way its own game, with a bright, joyful aesthetic that's supported by inspired level design and a cast that matters. It gets the balance right between nostalgic touches and clever new twists, and never once let me down with a boring boss or too-familiar retread. In all my years of playing with the Mario gang, I've never been quite so happy to hurl myself into the unknown, and 3D World delivers challenge, surprise and joy in almost every moment.
  • GameSpot: 9/10 - Sure, co-op play is hardly a game changer, but when so much of 3D World is so successfully built upon a bevy of brilliant ideas, this can be forgiven. Everything that you can see and do within its enchanting levels is so bright, colourful, and full of wonder that it's impossible not to be taken in by its charms. Mario has always had that uncanny ability to cross the boundaries of age and gender, to bring a smile to the face of every player who crosses his path. Super Mario 3D World is no different. This is a dazzlingly inventive game that brings the fun in spades, and will leave you grinning like a loon from start to finish.
  • Kotaku: Yes - SM3DW is a fantastic game. Just...fun, from beginning to "end". I had a smile on my face almost the entire time. It's packed with charm from front to back, contains some memorable levels and provides seamless multiplayer fun. If you own a Wii U, congratulations, your wait for a truly special game for the system is over.
  • IGN: 9.6 - Super Mario Galaxy 2 successfully iterated on one of the most inventive platformers of the last console generation. Super Mario 3D World takes slightly smaller steps in the grand scheme of the platformer genre, but it fulfills the promise of a multiplayer Mario much better than anything that the Japanese game maker has done before. Super Mario 3D World is marvelous, and its constant variety and fantastic light-hearted co-op play proves that Nintendo still knows exactly how to tweak their Mario formula in fun ways.
  • GameInformer: 9.25 - Despite this annoyance, I loved Bowser's egocentric concept for the final world in the main campaign, and the last boss battle is plenty entertaining. Any Mario game runs the risk of the final encounter being too traditional or featuring a frustrating gimmick, but this one brought a smile to everyone's faces on my co-op team from beginning to end. While it's not the most difficult challenge, it is suitably epic and entertaining - an exceptional finisher to an excellent entry in the series.
  • Joystiq: 5/5 - Put simply, Super Mario 3D World is stunning. Its world is beautiful, its design is impeccable, and its fun is infectious. I'm running out of superlatives here, so let me finish where I started: Go play it.
  • VideoGamer: 9/10 - With a secret world so good it'll make long-term fans (and me) squeal with glee, and how easily it oozes personality and skill, Super Mario 3D World is the best entry the series has offered up in years. It may not hit the highest of highs that the plumber has done in the past, but it's awfully close.
  • Destructoid: 10/10 - There was a moment where I was taking in the beautiful soundtrack, hovering over a tricky jump as cat Peach, and watching the glistening water below where the game really came together. It was then that I realized that Super Mario 3D World had achieved a level of platforming design that's close to perfection, and there was almost never a moment where I didn't have a smile on my face. This is the unequivocally the best Mario game since Galaxy 2, and it shows up anything the "New" series has ever done, and then some.
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Battles » Vote For The Best Battlation of December 2013

@AnimeDefender: No idea what I was doing before. However, now that I'm thinking straight, I'm voting for you duder.

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Battles » Vote For The Best Battlation of December 2013

@AnimeDefender said:

@takashichea: I will not be able to choose lol!!!!

I also vote for this guy!

I found this image on the internet.
I found this image on the internet.
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General Discussion » The Avatar Club

Book 3 has offcially got a title and a theme

“The title of Book 3 is going to be called ‘Change,’” DiMartino said. “It’s all about Korra dealing with the change of the world in this point in time. At the end of Book 2 she says it’s a new era. And it really is and we’re going to show how Harmonic Convergence and her battle with Unalaq and Vaatu kind of shifted the world a bit.”
DiMartino also said “We don’t have an airdate yet. We’re already working on the first few episodes of post-production for Book 3. So that’s all going very well.”
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I had no idea this was a thing.

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