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  2. I continue to be baffled by Sega's decision to include Denuvo in TSR.

  3. ...did they ever say why Zavok was working for Eggman in TSR?

  4. Today
  5. The DOOM official social media outlets posted some fine looking concept art of 'Dooms Gate'
  6. It's not available for purchase anywhere digitally. It should be up midnight PST if Aaron is to be believe. Let's hope it's actually midnight for each region.
  7. Amazon still has't shipped my TSR yet. Anyone else in the same boat?

    1. mayday2592

      mayday2592

      Yeah, I have it preordered for release day delivery. Hasn't shipped but it says the game will be delivered tommorow by 11

    2. Eurisko

      Eurisko

      Has yours been despatched? 

    3. mayday2592

      mayday2592

      Nope. The progress bar when I track the package looks like its almost at the  shipped status but its been like that for a couple days now.

    4. Eurisko

      Eurisko

      Me too. It better had turn up i Pre-ordered it May 31st last year.

  8. A thought I've found myself having of late is that I'm kind of growing tired of conflict in stories without reward or where the characters just suffer only to die in the end (no, this isn't a GoT post as I neither watch or read the books). It's kind of a more nuanced feeling than that though and kind of hard to explain.

    As an example, I think it has to do a lot with my state of mind sometimes such as when I watched Madoka Magika my own depression really allowed that show to resonate with me so much. Yet my favorite character met a horrible end and for as much as I enjoyed eth rest of the series their death and the emotions surrounding it just left me feeling empty. Even when everything wrapped up and they got a little more closure it was more painful to see them continue to lose everything despite their good intentions even if they could be awfully selfish. It was part of what I enjoyed about seeing the Rebellion movie as it gave them some life and joy back but then it just had to have that ending which also sucked. But even then my depression at the time that I watched it in a world where everyone was all sunshine and rainbows was a breath of fresh air where I could escape my emotions by seeing others faced theirs. Since then though I've just found myself growing tired and negativity s everywhere.

    It doesn't matter if it's in fiction, be it videogames, movies or what not, or in real life or online. Everywhere I look right now is constant negativity and the need to attack everyone else for feeling differently bar those hollow worded positivity posts that I always see popping up everywhere. It's just getting overwhelming and so when I do retreat to entertainment to just feel better by being entertained the constant suffering in fiction as well with no resolution that feels earned and rewarding just makes even trying to entertain myself feel like a hollow pursuit. 

    I remember when the stories I used to be exposed to would start off lightly and full of joy until the protagonist was challenged with growing stakes along the way where there were frequent celebrations of victory along the way. Even at the darkest of those times when the stakes were at the most dire success brought back the joy from the beginning and it was cathartic to see victory achieved because you went through so many ups and downs with the characters that their victory meant so much to you as well as them. But stories don't feel like that to me anymore. Just out of anime that are being simulcast this spring every victory is tempered with a humbling bitterness about how little was achieved and the weight that the characters are still carrying. Most notably Kimetsu no Yaiba's latest episode should have had a pretty awesome sense of victory but it just felt hollow and empty as nothing notable was achieved before the story ran headlong into further overwhelming the protagonist and making things even worse for him. And it's not a pacing problem either. It just seems to be how stories are evolving and I don't know if I enjoy that anymore. Victory feeling worthless and conflict being constant just starts to leave you asking why and when depression is your constant companion waiting for the chance to make your life miserable that question being in your entertainment is a very disheartening experience.

    Anyway, I've ranted long enough and have to get back to my own writing where I'm probably falling into the traps I'm complaining about.

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      We're always here to talk, you know

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I appreciate it @tailsBOOM!. I just don't even really know where to start anymore though as I feel like my thoughts are jumbled up anymore. I probably should seek professional help but I just can't bring myself to trust anyone who gets paid to listen to me ramble on incoherently. Of course that incoherency is part of the problem since if my rambling was coherent I could probably figure my own emotions out. Still, thanks for being here incase I actually do find a better way to talk about it.

    3. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      There are still cathartic stories out there where stakes equal a great victory, where a happy ending still exists. I mean, it's one of the reasons why Endgame was so successful.

      You just need to look in the right places for positivity. Even in the strangest places. I know it's Danganronpa that gave me a higher degree of confidence and positivity in myself. So I hope you can find something that does so too.

    4. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I would call Endgame more bitter sweet than happy, but I know what you mean Failin' and appreciate your thoughts and well wishes. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before I can find something like that again. That or I'm just going to have to bear it out until October when My Hero Academia comes back. Now there is a show that rewards effort. That probably shouldn't surprise me though since it's a Shounen Jump manga which means that it has to follow the tenants of friendship, effort, victory, but boy does Kohei Horikoshi's writing do a great job at selling it joyously combined with Studio Bones' brilliant work at bringing it to animated life.

    5. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      To each their own. I hope MHA gives you the feelings you need to push on.

  9. Maybe, what CoroCoro will show is just a recap of E3 with some other details in it
  10. I'll bet that Travis will be back at some point , he's been Knuckles fora long time.
  11. I think it's safe to guess we'll also get new info at E3.
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    It's likely fake, but do be on the look out at E3 to see if Grookey's final evolution really is called Baboom.

    1. MarioAmigosYT

      MarioAmigosYT

      >4chan

      yea, that's gonna be mostly fake.

  13. Not sure if this even deserves a standalone topic. But have you guys seen this yet?

    (Tweet)

    This is Big News for Playstation. And I'm wondering if this had to do with Sly Cooper getting removed from PGS Entertainment's site. Which would make sense if PGS is no longer the ditributor.

  14. You can tell which time period a fan grew up in by their preference of characterization; if they like Sonic as a cocky jock, they probably grew up in the 90's. If they prefer him more as a laid back and straight laced hero, they probably grew up in the 2000's.

    1. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I like him as an overconfident combination smart-ass dork. Which time period did I grow up in?

    2. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      And those 2010 kids???

    3. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Sonic from the OVA is my favorite incarnation of him. I also liked the AOTH personality well enough. I really hated when they started portraying him as almost a generic shounen hero around the Sonic adventure era.

    4. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      I grew up in the 2000's (but mostly with Sonic X Sonic).

    5. Mega

      Mega

      I will forever stan SataM Sonic because a lot of people don't actually understand his characterization. :P He's not just a cocky idiot!

    6. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Balding Spider that depends, which game has that characterization for him?

      @SupahBerry Ironic self referential humor.

       

      @Mega I'll be fair and say he's not like that all of the time, but he is like that for most of the series. 

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I think Colors was the only one to do it the best thus far, most notably when Sonic gestures at Eggman to kiss his ass, and shit talks a dead robot, leading to Tails making fun of him for it.

    8. Mega

      Mega

      I'd say there are still a lot of examples where he does show more depth, though. Like, I was browsing tumblr and this post here sums it up super well: https://robotnik-mun.tumblr.com/post/183782548786/sonic-is-an-egotistical-stupid-jerk-in-satam

      But SatAM was my introduction to the character, so it's basically the first thing I think of when I think of Sonic characterization.

    9. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      @Balding Spider You fucking 2010 kid.

      @Mega That's a good post, but I'll admit that it's hard to look past how blatantly 90's he was back then if you didn't grow up on that.

       

       

  15. Is this game getting delayed on Steam? Why is it still not available for purchase? it comes out tomorrow.
  16. Morning SSMB!

     

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Morning tailsBOOM!

  17. At E3, they better give us the game we all want: The World Ends with Knack: 358/2 NiGHTS All-Stars Deluxe Final Remix Generations Ultimate, Featuring Dante From the Devil May Cry Series & Knuckles with All-New Funky Mode

    1. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      358/2 NiGHTS sounds like an actual game.

  18. For real though fan's, I'm sorry GoT didn't stick the landing. For many it was either Lost, HIMYM, BSG, or Dexter, but for me it was DS9.

  19. It will be very interesting to see if the GOP will tear itself in half for once after the Amash impeachment calls. It seems like they are trying to throw up the wall they usually do whenever someone breaks rank, but Romney in particular seems to have given it more credence than he probably intended with his response to it.
  20. Morning!

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Morning Failin'.

    2. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Morning

  21. Ok, Square is just fucking with us now

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      "Well, we put in a lot of effort making these models only to find out they won't be in 3 at all. Oh well, better not let these go to waste."

    2. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Dissidia NT uses a different art style compared to KHIII though and these costumes were datamined in 2018, it's just bad timing with the release window.

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Why is Square tearing out the heart of @KHCast like this?

    1. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      Can't wait to see Uncharted and Gran Turismo share the same universe.

    2. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Nathan Drake guest stars in Everybody's Golf

  22. Morning SSMB.

    I know I've been pretty uninvolved lately asides from plugging my story blog (today's update will be live at noon PST for those who care) but it's been kind of due to all of the negativity I've been seeing everywhere. It's kind of wearing me out and kind of killing my desire to interact with my fellow human beings. If anything I should probably get offline for a bit just to recover but I don't want to step away from my writing and posting schedule either as consistency is one of those things that helps slowly bring in readers (though I seriously need to start advertising as well). So, sorry if I'm not engaging with everyone more but I hope everyone understands.

    1. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Morning.

      If things like writing is getting in the way of you getting better emotionally, please do take a break. I know I had to with my stories. Link, Elliot and Melody can wait. I'm sure their tales would be all the more better when you're in a better state of mind.

    2. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      That's actually part of why I want to write though. I want to get past this first story that kind of introduces how they become who they are later so then I can just focus more on fun stories. Unfortunately the world itself is set in a way that getting their start is anything but happy. I had contemplated just skipping it since more likely than not I'll probably end up retconning anything that doesn't work later but then I figured that most stories start where the adventure begins and the status quo changes and decided I'd plow through it. At the very least when I'm writing I can kind of forget everything else for a bit so that helps even if the story isn't in the happiest place right now. Though my pride may be part of what's driving me forward as well since I already know how I'm going to change up my presentation when I finish this initial story. Talking about it like this kind of makes me wonder about that part of me now. Either way, thank you Failin', I appreciate your concern and being prompted to think a little more about my writing.

    3. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Morning!

      And take a break if need be

    4. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      If you believe writing is what makes you feel better, if just a bit. Then by all means, keep going. But if it acts as a strain on you in these times, take a while to relax and come back with a fresher mind.

      It helps a lot, I had to break because I've been writing so much I've been going nuts in stress. So I have to tone things down nowadays.

    5. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I'll definitely keep that in mind. Thanks Failin'.

  23. What really gets me is that they "pitched" it twice. #109 does nothing but remind us this is still the status quo 77 issues later. Good thing it's the Antarctic because that's cold.
  24. So what do you "Dodonpa is Classic Eggman in disguise" theorists have to say now?

  25. ok nice, can't wait to not understand Japanese and early translations. Still tho, we at least got some minor news for the game since February (March/April if you count the Gym tweet leak by NoA) and we will get more in June, which is nice.
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    • DreamSaturn

      I continue to be baffled by Sega's decision to include Denuvo in TSR.
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    • Dr. Mechano

      ...did they ever say why Zavok was working for Eggman in TSR?
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    • Eurisko

      Amazon still has't shipped my TSR yet. Anyone else in the same boat?
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    • Sonic Fan J

      A thought I've found myself having of late is that I'm kind of growing tired of conflict in stories without reward or where the characters just suffer only to die in the end (no, this isn't a GoT post as I neither watch or read the books). It's kind of a more nuanced feeling than that though and kind of hard to explain.
      As an example, I think it has to do a lot with my state of mind sometimes such as when I watched Madoka Magika my own depression really allowed that show to resonate with me so much. Yet my favorite character met a horrible end and for as much as I enjoyed eth rest of the series their death and the emotions surrounding it just left me feeling empty. Even when everything wrapped up and they got a little more closure it was more painful to see them continue to lose everything despite their good intentions even if they could be awfully selfish. It was part of what I enjoyed about seeing the Rebellion movie as it gave them some life and joy back but then it just had to have that ending which also sucked. But even then my depression at the time that I watched it in a world where everyone was all sunshine and rainbows was a breath of fresh air where I could escape my emotions by seeing others faced theirs. Since then though I've just found myself growing tired and negativity s everywhere.
      It doesn't matter if it's in fiction, be it videogames, movies or what not, or in real life or online. Everywhere I look right now is constant negativity and the need to attack everyone else for feeling differently bar those hollow worded positivity posts that I always see popping up everywhere. It's just getting overwhelming and so when I do retreat to entertainment to just feel better by being entertained the constant suffering in fiction as well with no resolution that feels earned and rewarding just makes even trying to entertain myself feel like a hollow pursuit. 
      I remember when the stories I used to be exposed to would start off lightly and full of joy until the protagonist was challenged with growing stakes along the way where there were frequent celebrations of victory along the way. Even at the darkest of those times when the stakes were at the most dire success brought back the joy from the beginning and it was cathartic to see victory achieved because you went through so many ups and downs with the characters that their victory meant so much to you as well as them. But stories don't feel like that to me anymore. Just out of anime that are being simulcast this spring every victory is tempered with a humbling bitterness about how little was achieved and the weight that the characters are still carrying. Most notably Kimetsu no Yaiba's latest episode should have had a pretty awesome sense of victory but it just felt hollow and empty as nothing notable was achieved before the story ran headlong into further overwhelming the protagonist and making things even worse for him. And it's not a pacing problem either. It just seems to be how stories are evolving and I don't know if I enjoy that anymore. Victory feeling worthless and conflict being constant just starts to leave you asking why and when depression is your constant companion waiting for the chance to make your life miserable that question being in your entertainment is a very disheartening experience.
      Anyway, I've ranted long enough and have to get back to my own writing where I'm probably falling into the traps I'm complaining about.
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      It's likely fake, but do be on the look out at E3 to see if Grookey's final evolution really is called Baboom.
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