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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / RIP Harry Anderson, "dead" at 65...
« on: April 16, 2018, 09:01:22 PM »

It has to be his last big con. He's still alive, I know it!




Debate / ITT: Letters provides proof of what he has asserted
« on: April 13, 2018, 04:38:12 PM »

Trump is a huge fan of porn and porn has a history of human trafficking.

Obama and the Clintons love pedophiles and have a long history of hanging out, protecting, and participating in pedophilia.
Cite this with multiple sources. Actual ones. Not Youtube conspiracy videos. A "long history" means you should be able to produce at least 3 examples EACH for Barack, Bill, and Hillary. Even Michelle, if you have it.

That's a whole different thread imo. This thread should be about current happenings and speculation on what Trump and Co is doing.

As promised, I've created this thread so Letters can support his assertions with facts.

ICT / ICT FAQs, because fangirl is objectively a fucking moron
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:08:29 AM »
 ICT FAQs  These FAQs are for reference. "Violation" of these is not a bannable offense, they are simply an outline to tell you how things are generally done on ICT. The majority of these simply explain how the fights are set up when a Thread-Starter does not specify certain aspects of the fight.
 We encourage innovation here, so coming up with new debate ideas is welcome.
 What can a Thread-Starter do?
 A Thread-Starter may start any thread that doesn't violate Herochat rules. In ICT, it is preferred that the topics are vs. related. Discussions not related to the fights we set up can be taken to the other forums, that's what they are there for.
 What Gear are Combatants allowed access to?
 Characters fight with access to their standard gear. AKA whatever they normally have direct access to. This does not include "calling in backup" from everyone they've ever met in their entire history.
 What sort of mindset are the Combatants in?
 Combatants are acting in character, as they are most often portrayed. Under special circumstances, a particular version of a Character may be substituted by the Thread-Starter (i.e. Blood & Thunder Thor or OWAW Superman). What this means is if Combatant 1 has a penchant for killing while Combatant 2 refrains from such a course of action as often as possible, then Combatant 1 may be out for the kill while Combatant 2 is not.
 How is a Combatant victorious?
 Combatants battle to win whatever competition they are placed in. Means of victory include KO, Killing, Entrapping, Battlefield Removal, anything that makes the opponent no longer able to continue the fight is considered a victory.
 If a Thread-Starter does not choose the setting for a fight, where is it taking place?
 Combatants fight in a time and place of the Thread-starter's choosing, if no place is chosen, they fight on the streets of New York City, on a nice day with scattered clouds, at 2 pm.
 How much do the Combatants know about each other?
 Combatants know whatever is common knowledge for the public of whatever universe the character is from. [ex. If Miracleman is fighting Iron Man, he knows whatever the public at Marvel knows about Iron Man.]
 You mentioned Blood and Thunder Thor and OWAW Superman. What's that all about?
 Those are External Power-Ups or Altered Frames of Mind. Unless the Thread-starter specifies otherwise, external power-ups are not typically allowed. This includes: Leaving the field of battle for additional weaponry, Sun-Dips, or Warrior Madness. Other similar, unlisted power-ups fall under this category. Mages are the exception to this rule as they often call on external power to overwhelm opponents. They are the only exception barring Thread-starter changes.
 Someone just changed their thread after I already replied to it. What's the deal?
 The Thread-starter may alter the settings and rules of their thread up until the 29th post, the end of page 1. This is simple courtesy since posters have already invested in the thread. After this point, the initial post describing the competition may not be altered, and the rules must remain the same so petty arguments will not be started over misunderstandings.
 What sort of evidence can I use in debates?
 For Comics/Manga, Primary Source Material is the weightiest proof. Where applicable, the Thread-Starter is supposed to designate whether the character version used is the anime version, manga version, or if both are allowed. Author's Intent does count. The most widely accepted forms of evidence are scans, issue numbers and quotes. Their weight in a debate is: Scans>Issue Numbers>Quotes. This is because a scan allows others to see it for themselves, and Issue numbers allow others to seek it for themselves. Quotes can be taken out of context, but if verified, are valid.
 Can I bring in out of continuity stories as a reference?
 Elseworlds, What If...?, Imaginary Stories and Crossovers do not count as in-continuity evidence.
 I read something in a handbook, do those count?
 In regards to power levels, they do not count. Sourcebooks and Handbooks are almost universally shunned from arguments here. The only thing begrudgingly accepted is their historical documentation. Do not be surprised if you reference a factoid you pulled from a Handbook/Sourcebook and someone demands you back it up with evidence from the Primary Source Material. Handbooks are generally just considered fun reads. Write-Ups by Wizard Magazine do not count, ever.
 What about Star Wars? Do you use The Official Star Wars Canon Tree here?
 With the exception of the Incredible Cross Sections, which do not count here, The Official Star Wars Canon Tree is in affect regarding Star Wars Debates. For board convenience, here it is:
Quote from: The Official Star Wars Canon Tree
G-canon is absolute canon; the movies (their most recent release), the scripts, the novelizations of the movies, the radio plays, and any statements by George Lucas himself. G-canon always overrides the lower levels of canon when there is a contradiction. Within G-canon, many fans follow an unofficial progression of canonicity where the movies are the highest canon, followed by the scripts, the novelizations, and then the radio plays.
 C-canon is primarily comprised of elements from the Expanded Universe including books, comics, and games bearing the label of Star Wars. Games and RPG sourcebooks are a special case; the stories and general background information are themselves fully C-canon, but the other elements such as character/item statistics and gameplay are, with few exceptions, N-canon.
 S-canon is "secondary" canon; the story itself is considered non-continuity, but the non-contradicting elements are still a canon part of the Star Wars universe. This includes things like the popular online roleplaying game Star Wars: Galaxies and certain elements of a few N-canon stories.
 N-canon is "non-canon". What-if stories (such as stories published under the Star Wars: Infinities label), game stats, and anything else directly contradicted by higher canon ends up here. N-canon is the only level that is not considered canon by Lucasfilm.

What does “CBR Rules” mean?
 That means the fight takes place with the CBR-Style of fight rules, included below for your convenience.
Quote from: ComicBookResources Forum Default Fight Rules

01. Prep time:

 Neither side receives any notable prep time before the starting bell. Neither side may take any offensive or defensive actions before the starting bell. Planning is allowed and powers that are automatic or 'always on' can be up, but actions such as setting up forcefields, taking flight, or consciously activating powers is not. For example, Batman cannot shove together an 'anti-Avengers ray' before the fight.
 02. Standard Equipment:
 Each side starts out with the equipment that they normally and have been shown to consistently carry on them. For example, Daredevil would have his billy-club, but Reed Richards would not have the Ultimate Nullifier.
 In a scenario fight, the contestants in whose city/reality the fight takes place are allowed access to any material resources they usually have there or of any team they're active members of, as long as they can reasonably get to them. For example, in a scenario set in the DCU, Green Lantern would have access to equipment in the JLA Watchtower, but not the Titans headquarters.
 03. Basic knowledge:
 Each side receives basic knowledge of the other. A good measure of this would be what the general population of the character's homeworld knows. For example, that Superman has a weakness to Kryptonite is general knowledge, but that he's Clark Kent is not.
 04. Bloodlust:
 It is assumed that each contestant in the arena will fight to his/her best ability. That means they will use any powers at their disposal. For example, even though The Flash doesn't clock each of his own opponents in the first picosecond in his own comic, it is assumed that is a viable tactic on this board since it is a proven fact that he possesses that level of speed.
 It is also assumed that the characters fight at their optimum levels of ability - not explicitly weakened or unusually powered up for those who have variable power levels.
 05. Setting:
 The default battle area is the Arena of Khazan, a colossal arena that looks somewhat like a Roman Amphitheatre. It is typically a 250 feet by 200 feet ellipse, though the size is adjustable in accordance to the size of the contestants; the opposing sides start out about 100 feet from one another. The Arena of Khazan is itself next to completely indestructable. The audience are protected from stray energy blasts/debris/body parts by a godly powered forcefield. The ground of the arena itself does not have this protection, nor is the skydome covered by it. Somewhere in the arena is located a commentators box (location seems to vary).
 06. No outside help:
 Unless specified otherwise, no contestant may call for outside assistance, even in scenario matches. For example, Captain America cannot call in the Avengers during a fight with Batman.
 07. Leaving the field:
 Combatants who leave the field of combat on purpose forfeit the match. If they are removed from the arena against their will (being punched, thrown, teleported, etc.) and can make it back under their own power, then they are still in the fight. Obviously, if a combatant leaves the field and cannot return under their own power, then they have lost.

What does HTH mean?
 It means Hand to Hand fighting only. This is a fight where opponents pit their martial skill against one another without weapons or exotic powers like energy attacks, flight or superspeed (This includes chi and chakra). Move-reading, enhanced senses and mind-reading(provided the character uses it primarily for physical fights and not communication[Mr. X-Fighting] [[J'onn J'onnz-Communication]) is allowed. This is any form of hand-to-hand combat, not just Asian martial arts. Dodging and giving ground for tactical regrouping is allowed.
 Can they do that with Weapons, too?
 The style is the same as above, except characters are given weapons of the Thread-Starter's choosing to use as well.
 What is a Slugfest?
 Characters hit each other until they go down, relying only on strength and durability.
 What does “Equal Bodies” mean?
 It means that the two opponents are in physically equal bodies. If the fighters are of opposite genders, then they are placed in exactly equal bodies of their own gender. They are equal in every physical stat, with no special powers(energy blasts, etc.) to speak of.

Game Cage / Monster Hunter: World
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:18:37 PM »
I'm on PS4 (not live and the moment, I just keep forgetting to make this thread when I'm on).

Anyone else playing? On either console?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Scary scenes in otherwise shitty movies
« on: February 02, 2018, 07:29:04 PM »
I'm sure there are a few movies that sucked, but that one scene was damn good and you wish it was in a better film.

This scene from The Boogeyman was extremely well done. Creepy as hell. https://youtu.be/VNBzjYyGcd0

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / The Witcher is coming to Netflix
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:28:22 PM »
Could be good.

Game Cage / Super Mario Bros movie is in development...
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:25:15 PM »

The day many thought would never come has arrived. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo has made a deal with Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio that makes the Despicable Me movies (as well as recent hits Sing and The Secret Life of Pets) to do an animated Mario movie.

According to the report, the companies have been in negotiations for a year and the fact Universal (which finances and distributes Illumination’s movie) has partnered with Nintendo for several theme parks was helpful. Right now, the deal is one for one movie, but there is potential for more.
Of course, Nintendo is almost laughably protective of their intellectual properties, especially after the disastrous 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. movie. They’ve made Pokémon movies but, beyond that, rumors of movies based on Mario and The Legend of Zelda have been around for years. This is the vide game company’s first big move forward in a long time, and the implications are extremely significant.
The animated Super Mario Bros. film is  currently in “early development,” which doesn’t mean much. Animated films, especially ones as important as this, tend to take a long time to make, so don’t even bother to start holding your breath yet. But still... wow.

Illumination has made some really good ones. I think they could do a good job.

General Chat / Mass shooting in a church again. Texas, this time.
« on: November 05, 2017, 02:30:53 PM »

I'm sure better, more informative links will be available soon.

One of the absolute best quotes I've seen:

"Now these sickos are starting to shoot up churches?! This is why I always carry, in case a sicko shows their face around me and my family!"

Charleston never happened because they were black, or what?



This was disproven. I wouldn't be surprised if it went through since he undeniably hates the existence of Puerto Rico, but it has been disproven.

Trump administration forcing Puerto Rico evacuees to pay for airfare: report

The Trump administration is reportedly forcing evacuees from Puerto Rico and Dominica to sign promissory notes ensuring full repayment for transportation costs and is keeping evacuees' passports as collateral.

MarketWatch reported on Thursday that the administration is using a longstanding but discretionary policy to ensure that evacuees pay transportation costs, which are based on “the price of the last commercial one-way, full-fare (not discounted) economy ticket prior to the crisis.”

A spokesman for the State Department confirmed that the agency is overseeing Dominica's evacuation, while the Defense Department oversees Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. According to the website, this policy applies to all evacuees who boarded U.S. government aircraft or other vehicles to evacuate. In some cases, promissory notes were waived due to immediate emergency situations, according to a spokesman.

Evacuees' passports will receive restrictions until payment is received, according to the news outlet, which cited the State Department's website.

“Upon evacuation, a Department of State official must limit an evacuee’s passport. In order to obtain a new passport, an evacuee must arrange payment as agreed upon via the promissory note," the website reads.
When those repayments can be made is a different story.

According to the State Department's website, the loans are managed "by the Comptroller and Global Financial Services office in Charleston, South Carolina," but cannot currently be repaid.

"Currently, loan repayments cannot be completed due to ongoing emergencies in the region. We will update travel.state.gov/evacuate as soon as repayments can be made," the State Department says.

The news comes as the Trump administration faces criticism for the pace of relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Most of the U.S. territory's 3.4 million inhabitants are without drinking water, and electricity could be down on the island for up to 6 months.

On Tuesday, Trump vowed that his administration would receive high marks for Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

“We’ve gotten A-pluses on Texas and in Florida, and we will also on Puerto Rico,” Trump said Tuesday. “But the difference is this is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. It’s a big ocean, it’s a very big ocean. And we’re doing a really good job.”

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / RIP Hugh Hefner... Dead at 91
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:48:36 PM »
So say we all.

Game Cage / Nintendo Switch is getting the following games:
« on: September 14, 2017, 09:58:54 AM »
This thread is for updating the latest titles coming to Nintendo Switch. You are allowed ONE shit talking post (positive or negative) per update posted by ME or NEO.

Super Mario Odyssey: New information about Mario’s upcoming adventure was revealed during the presentation, including more story details, locations and modes. Additionally, a special hardware bundle that includes a download code for the game, Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers and a special carrying case will be available at a suggested retail price of $379.99. Super Mario Odyssey lands exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 27.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: This massive sequel takes place in the world of Alrest on the backs of giant Titans. The journey through the clouds begins when Xenoblade Chronicles 2 lands on Nintendo Switch on Dec. 1. Alongside the standard version, fans can also pick up a special edition of the game that includes a sound selection CD, a special metal game case and a 220-page hardbound art book at a suggested retail price of $99.99. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will also be available on Dec. 1 at a suggested retail price of $74.99.

Project Octopath Traveler (working title): The producers of Bravely Default at Square Enix present a new RPG brought to life through a mixture of CG, pixel art and visual wizardry. Project Octopath Traveler launches worldwide in 2018. But fans can try out a free demo for the game in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch starting … today.

DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: Bethesda Softworks is bringing the iconic DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to Nintendo Switch. The fast-paced action of DOOM will hit this holiday season, while Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches in 2018.

Kirby Star Allies: Revealed at E3 2017, the first Kirby game for Nintendo Switch has some charming new tricks. By throwing hearts, players can recruit up to three enemies to become Kirby’s allies. Whether playing alone or with up to three friends**, mixing up abilities to create new powers is a big part of the fun. Kirby Star Allies launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch this spring.

Splatoon 2: Back by popular demand, the Kelp Dome stage is returning as part of a free software update on Sept. 15. A new stage called Snapper Canal and an extra-large Brella weapon called the Tenta Brella are coming in the future.

ARMS: A free software update that goes live today allows players to remap the game’s controls to the buttons of their choice, and adds the new playable fighter Lola Pop.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Originally seen in the Fire Emblem game for the Game Boy Advance system, fan-favorite character Lyndis (or “Lyn,” as all her companions call her) was announced as part of the sprawling cast of Fire Emblem Warriors. The action-packed game launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 20, also available as part of a special-edition bundle.

Arcade Archives: Some of Nintendo’s classic arcade games are coming to Nintendo Switch, starting with Arcade Archives: Mario Bros., which launches Sept. 27. Others, like VS. Super Mario Bros., VS. Balloon Fight, VS. Ice Climber, VS. Pinball and VS. Clu Clu Land are coming soon. These arcade games contain subtle differences that can’t be found in their NES counterparts.

Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together!: This expanded version of the original snipping-and-clipping puzzle game includes more than 30 new stages, new challenges and new features … and it’s coming to stores for the first time! Players who already own the original digital version of the game can purchase all the new content in Nintendo eShop as DLC for $9.99. Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together! launches on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 10 at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: The open-world masterpiece from Bethesda Game Studios can be played anytime and anywhere on Nintendo Switch. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launches on Nov. 17.

Rocket League: This new version of the popular rocket-powered sports-action game includes all the modes of the original, plus Nintendo Switch exclusives including Nintendo-themed Battle-Cars and customization items. Local wireless multiplayer*** will also be available when Rocket League launches this holiday season.

Dragon Quest Builders: The hit fantasy game combines the fun of building with the combat of an action-RPG. The Nintendo Switch version will allow players to ride a Great Sabrecub in the game’s free build mode. The Sabrecub boosts players’ speed and grants them special materials by defeating enemies. Dragon Quest Builders launches this spring.

L.A. Noire: Rockstar Games is bringing L.A. Noire to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 14, including all of its downloadable content, new collectibles, detective suits with special abilities, a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic gesture-based controls and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles. Plus, the hard-boiled game will include intuitive touch-screen controls for portable detective work.

NBA 2K18: With big game-play improvements and stunning graphics, NBA 2K18 will be a slam dunk for sports fans when it launches on Sept. 15 in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and in stores on Oct. 17.

EA Sports FIFA 18: The most immersive, social and authentic soccer game out there can be played anywhere on Nintendo Switch. FIFA 18 launches on Sept. 29.

WWE 2K18: To complete the trifecta of awesome sports games that can be played on the go, WWE 2K18 is also coming soon to Nintendo Switch. Launch details will be announced at a later date.

Lost Sphear: This modern take on traditional RPGs from Square Enix is coming to Nintendo Switch on Jan. 23.

Sonic Forces: Join the uprising by fighting back as Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic or one of many custom Hero Characters players can create in Sonic Forces, launching on Nov. 7.

Resident Evil Revelations / Resident Evil Revelations 2: The Nintendo Switch library will get two creepy survival horror classics when Resident Evil Revelations and its sequel, Resident Evil Revelations 2, both launch on Nov. 28.

Flip Wars: Fans that are enjoying the multiplayer fun of Flip Wars can enjoy a free update soon. Once downloaded, the update adds a new stage, new mechanics, local wireless multiplayer, Class Matches and a new online* battle mode.

Morphies Law: Players can change their size to change their powers in Morphies Law, a local and online* team-based multiplayer shooter launching first on Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive this winter.

Arena of Valor: Explore and command a roster of more than 35 fearless heroes in this free-to-start multiplayer online* battle arena game. With roles like Tanks, Assassins, Mages and Warriors, build a powerful team with friends to crush opponents in real-time battles. The Arena of Valor beta test version will be available for free this winter.

Nindies! Nindies! Nindies!: Dozens of indie games are coming over the next few months. These include the underground platforming action of SteamWorld Dig 2 and the golf-RPG Golf Story in September; the four-player** action game Nine Parchments and combo-based puzzle game Battle Chef Brigade this holiday season; randomly constructed sequel Super Meat Boy Forever in 2018; and tactical RPG Tiny Metal launching in the future.

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