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  1. Status Update

    I am wheezing

  2. Status Update

    Well at least Sonic 3 finally got a retro-engine remaster in time for it's 29th anniversary.

    IT STILL DA BEST SANIC GAEM.

     

     

     

     

  3. Status Update

    Over halfway in SpongeBob the Cosmic Shake, I feel pretty confident in saying that not only do I think it’s better than Battle for Bikini Bottom, but I honestly would probably still recommend it to people who didn’t enjoy it as much.

    I think Cosmic Shake makes a lot of clever changes that isn’t held back by being a remake. Character dynamics and writing is a lot more plentiful and sharper, with SpongeBob and Patrick back to their S1-4 dynamics, and feeling genuinely fun to have banter off each other.

    The game is filled to the brim with Easter eggs, jokes, in jokes and references to all periods of the show, feeling like a huge love letter to the series, made by fans for fans.

    The game takes a clever turn towards being more linear, rather than BFBB’s semi-linear structure with spatulas, meaning not only is Cosmic Shake a lot more focused and concise with what it’s trying to do with level structure, but it just allows for better level flow.

    Most importantly, SpongeBob being the only playable character, and therefore having tons of movement options unlocked via every level makes platforming a lot more interesting and fun. By the time you get to the later levels and start having a lot of levels throw blended platforming elements your way, like homing attacks, grapples, hovers, and so on. It honestly begins to feel a bit like a Sonic game in that regard. It’s really fun.

    So yeah, fun game.

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  4. Status Update

    Happy Hedgehog Day everyone!

    1. Blue Blood
    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Sonic saw his Shadow, looks like six more weeks till Spring again 

      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    3. Tori Himemiya
  5. Status Update

    Happy 10th Birthday 🎂

     

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    Spoiler

    To the fad at least, the song is older

     

    1. Solister

      Solister

      Do I really wanted to be reminded of that?

      Though I could well swear it was quite older, perhaps 1 to 3 years older.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Ten years later and I've still completely avoided knowing anything about this meme.

    3. MGA_Gamer

      MGA_Gamer

      Oh God! I remember this! One of my Uni lecturers had us do one of these before a seminar!

      Also, Has it really been 10 years? Blimey time flies!

  6. Status Update

    Neat little trick I found while playing through Cosmic Shake to speed things up!

     

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    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Great tip. Just made it to the Jurassic Kelp Forest level and the jelly thugs were getting old.

  7. Status Update

    The FNAF movie started filming yesterday 

     

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I can't begin to imagine this being even halfway decent.

  8. Status Update

    The fact that both GTA V, and the PS4, both things I was present at the midnight launches of - are ten years old this year makes me feel old as shit.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

       

      ...and I still haven't played it lol.

  9. Status Update

    i'm gonna miss E3, but other than Directs/ State of Plays etc. making it obsolete, everything gets leaked before the event these days anyway so there's no surprises anymore to warrant companies going to it

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    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      E3 was great event back in the day, but it really failed to keep up with the changing times. And with the allegations of misconduct and everything, it had to go. 

  10. Status Update

    Playstation Italy may have just accidentally leaked the PS5 Slim:

     

    Crazy how much they were able to shrink the console in less than 3 years. 

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      I swear i did not planned this, lol.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Finally. A PS5 small enough to fit comfortably within my neighbourhood. 

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      *staring disrespectfully*

    4. A super No.1 washedupgamer

      A super No.1 washedupgamer

      Looks like it fell out of the sky lol.

    5. Tori Himemiya

      Tori Himemiya

      The PS5 was actually a species of mole gaming console that comes out every 50 years to use the bathroom

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Back in my day, this was what "Slim" consoles were:

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  11. Status Update

    You know, if the rumors of a remaster of Metal Gear Rising is true, i wonder what suffix they can give it since with Revengeance in the title already they cannot use much of the Re-X type. Maybe Director's Cutted?

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      "MGR Revengeance Don't Fuck With This Senator Edition".

    2. Hero of Legend

      Hero of Legend

      Raiden-stered

  12. Status Update

    Having KH V-Cast (mostly) playable is in itself impressive

    The fact that they used Undefeatable to announce this is outright hilarious

    1. A super No.1 washedupgamer

      A super No.1 washedupgamer

      It's wild how popular sonic frontiers music is.

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  14. Status Update

    I will never understand why so many people are invested in Billy Mitchell and the whole Donkey Kong world record discussion year after year. Do we really have nothing more interesting to be invested in than this bozo?

  15. Status Update

    Beat Frontiers 100% on Steam Deck.

    Still had a lot of fun with the game, but was definitely feeling the burnout by Island 5. Chaos Island is just such a gigantic pain in the ass, it really drains you.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I agree. The game peaks on Ares. I know where people might be coming from if they say that Ouranos is best, but after the double team of Chaos and Rhea I'm just so exhausted and want the whole thing to be finished. Ouranos may as well be renamed Big's Big Fishing Frontiers. 

      Chaos is a pain to navigate with all of its hidden objects, confusing layout, 2D sections and surprise lava. And then Rhea, whilst not nearly as bad, is another hyper restrictive section. The two of them go on for entirely too long.

      Frontiers actually has a really solid concept for a gameplay loop and pacing on the first two islands. The open zones give you a lot of freedom and have miniature platforming and combat challenges that you can dot in and out of, as well more significant platforming challenges in cyberspace. It's very well balanced. Yes, cyberspace sucks balls but that's besides the point. Chaos and Rhea muddy those waters by taking way the freedom that the open zones offer. 

  16. Status Update

    The insanely long dev time of Tears of the Kingdom is getting me pretty excited to see how the game is. I'm not expecting to be blown away by any of the content in the game per se, but one of the biggest aspects of BotW that could have been improved on was the way all of the systems and content were considered with each other. If the development of the game has taken this long to actually consider all of those systems and refine the structure of the game to a sheen? That's honestly worth the wait alone, considering the scope offered.

    1. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      3 trailers in i still don't feel like i've been hooked but i'm sure it's coming and am pretty curious about what's cooking

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Yeah admittedly it's what we haven't seen that is interesting

      Underground and sky are good ideas but they haven't hit like the biome opening in the big E3 trailer just yet tbh, at least not for me

  17. Status Update

    People talk about how Chip's bracelet should come back as a part of Sonic's design, as a callback, but everyone forgets about that one piece of apparel he wore that the series, or even game itself, forgets to address as a permanent addition to his wardrobe, all things considered...

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  18. Status Update

    Technology has officially gone TOO far

    1. Supah Berry
    2. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      Oh you’re in for a shock in a few years then. Lol

    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      This ElevenLabs stuff is crazy. I know that the tech was trending closer to making this stuff work but I didn't think it would be this close wtf

  19. Status Update

    For those who love Smash Bros., anyone up for an update of Smash Remix?

     

    1. Tori Himemiya

      Tori Himemiya

      Pretty based if you ask me

  20. Status Update

    We're off to a great start.

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    1. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      Forget Sephiroth!

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      Cotton-Eyed Joe is the main villain of Final Fantasy VII!

       

  21. Status Update

    Well, we had Chili Dogs become canon as Sonic's favorite food, and we have seen other things become canon to the games like IDW Comics. How about next, if it isn't Earth really being called Mobius, we have roboticization as a term be included in the games?

    By which I mean the term, not the actual process of turning anthropomorphic animals like in Archie Comics into robots. It can be for anything else, like just turning the little animals like Flickies into robot minions.

    I don't think I am talking about the thing that can only be destroyed in the past in Sonic CD either. Just roboticization as a term for something. What do you all think?

  22. Status Update

    Just can't believe this acknowledgement is happening even after 2 months, Sticks is canon and I am so happy.

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    1. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      It makes me happy too. I just hope we see more of her in later games.

    2. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      Really? For Sticks?

    3. Red Hot Jack

      Red Hot Jack

      To be honest yeah, she is a unique character who fits well into the canon, design wise too she's perfect, she is definitely more than just conspiracy jokes.

    4. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Oh yeah, this is the good stuff.

  23. Status Update

    I wonder, when Sonic does the Cross Slash, Sonic Boom and Homing Shot attacks in Sonic Frontiers; where does he get the energy to use them? I mean, those are energy based projectiles as it may seem. The energy for those attacks has to come from somewhere, right?

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The Sonic Boom is simple enough. Sonic is kicking his legs so fast that he's creating literal sonic booms. That's no harder to explain than anything else related to Sonic's running abilities. 

      But the Cross Slash and Homing Shot are just plain weird. Sonic is creating and firing projectiles there from God knows where. Best comparison is SA2's Sonic Wind, which is similarly weird. No explanations for those.

    2. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      I would say it is some kind of life-force, but I don't think it is that now. This isn't exactly Dragon Ball, after all. (Yeah, there may be similarities between Sonic and Dragon Ball, but still...)

      I also wonder what kind of energy that happens to be?

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Don't think about it. It's just rule of cool designed for the game. 

      I hope it's something that's never explained or given more thought. 

    4. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      I see. Thanks for the advice.

      Explanations would be nice as you said, though.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I said the opposite. I don't want any more surrounding our explanations surrounding this. It complicates things and brings up more questions. 

    6. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      Oops! Must have misread somehow. Sorry about that.

      Well, come to think of it, I still would at least like to know the name of the energy that is.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Then you're saddled with the questions about what the energy does, where it comes from, who can utilise it, why its only available sometimes etc etc. They limit possibilities if they always have to be considered going forward, and create potential for a lot of plot holes. It's best these things are left vague. 

    8. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      We already have the explanation. All the moves are an extension of the cyber powers The End bestowed on Sonic to fight against the guardians. It's all digital/dimensional energy crossing into the real world. Cyloop, homing shot, cross slash - all predicated on the digital energy being unlocked for Sonic to use.

      He shoots beams out of his hands because he or The End felt like it, essentially. Like when Silver can manifest energy beams with his mind, but centered on the Starfall Islands and their cyberspace alone.

    9. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Its the Cyber Energy he spends all game absorbing.

       

      poof.

       

      done.

    10. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      @The DeleterThanks so much!

      @Blue BloodOh, come on, Blue Blood. I was just wondering about the name. I was not wondering about everything else. Not that I was dwelling or obsessing over either to begin with, I just wanted to ask a question.

  24. Status Update

    Nearing the end of my 100% Frontiers run on Steam Deck.

    chaos island was such a pace killer lol

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    1. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      I hardly even noticed the pace killing some. Still, I do understand what you mean, and though I liked Chaos Island, I don't blame you and your thoughts.

  25. Status Update

    Netflix can suck it with their new policies, guess its the high seas for me with Sonic Prime 

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      What's this about? 

    2. Tori Himemiya

      Tori Himemiya

      What policies? I don't use Netflix...

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      https://screenrant.com/netflix-password-sharing-policy-customers-reactions/

      Found it. It's about password sharing. Basically means that you'll have to log in to Netflix using the home WiFi network once a month, meaning that people in different households won't be able to share an account.

      I hope that this backfires enormously. 

    4. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      Blue Blood, this does not seem to affect Sonic Prime, does it?

      I mean, seriously, this IS rather a dick move if anything still.

    5. Soniman

      Soniman

      Yeah that combined with their other plan to paywall customers from an add free Netflix by jumping up the price. Anti consumer all around, I’m not supporting that lol
       

       

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @ShinyGemsNothing about Sonic Prime had changed. But if you password share to access Netflix, you won't be able to watch anything (including Sonic Prime) without logging into the home WiFi once a month. 

    7. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      @Blue BloodWell, at least I don't password share. Still, this sucks, and is so not cool.

    8. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Should be clarified this is only being rolled out in a select few countries:

      Not that it makes it any less shittier, it's beyond scummy, and it's an incredibly imbecilic decision that will almost definitely result in cancelling more subscriptions than garnering them, but at the present moment, it wouldn't be Present Day Netflix if they weren't making just the worst decisions imaginable.

      Either way, if you're in it only for Prime, you might be able to get the rest of the series watched before it comes to your country.

    9. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      did someone say high seas

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    10. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      @AdamabbaI just hope that series makes it to its end in One Piece. Get it? One Piece? Oh, forget it.

    11. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Its funny. Netflix is only trying to keep people from blatantly abusing their service, and they are the monsters here.

       

      Its kinda funny.

    12. ShinyGems

      ShinyGems

      @Sega DogTagzI guess you are right on what you said. I mean, I do think this sucks, but I would not go as far as to call them monsters for it.

    13. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The thing is, the way that their system has been abused is kind of integral to their system even working in the first place. There needs to be some way for people to share the cost with joint accounts. Even if it was unintentional to begin with, that's exactly what Netflix (and similar platforms) have built up their entire existence on.

      By getting rid of the option for joint accounts, they're going to be forcing people to choose one platform over another. In my family, my mother pays for Netflix, my sister pays for Disney Plus and I pay for Spotify. We live in different parts of the country. None of us are going to double or triple our outgoings to get these services. My brother can't actually afford any of these services, so without joint account possibilities then he wouldn't have access at all. 

      Netflix need a different solution. 

    14. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      I mean, it sounds harsh on paper, but none of that is NetFlix's problem. They provide a premium entertainment platform not an essential service.

       

      They provide a service, and people have to pay for it. They are closing loopholes that have existed for years, but its still their right as a business to close them. God knows my family abuses Amazon Prime, and when the day comes when they crack down on that, I'll feel a little sad, but we had a good run. Either you find a way to pay for it, or you don't use it.

    15. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'm not contesting that. And I'm certainly not saying that Netflix is something that people should be entitled to. They are a business and people should pay for it because it is a non essential luxury.

      But it actually is Netflix's problem. They've fostered an ecosystem that they don't like. They allowed people to abuse the system (and they arguably encouraged it by making it so easy) and devalued their service as a result. I don't think it'll work out well for them. They need a different solution. 

    16. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Really?!


      Because even if they take a bath in the court of public opinion, they stand to gain a ton more in market-shares and customer base.

       

      I know families where 3, 4 and 5 households run the same passwords. If you nix the sharing and even 1 of those knocked off decided to buy in, you've doubled your profits. 2 and its tripled. Your multiplying the amount of potential customers who can buy your service. Not adding, mult-i-plying.

       

      The math says by this time next year, NetFlix will be laughing all the way to the bank. I don't think they'll care what people are screaming about today when they look at the piles of additional revenue this will bring in.

    17. Soniman

      Soniman

      Look man I’m not arguing that Netflix isn’t gonna excercise their right to do business, it’s basic logic that, yes Netflix will in fact make the descions that make the most money, but what’s good for them isn’t good for the consumer and it’s a choice I don’t think needed to be made

      I just don’t see the need to defend the million dollar company here. It remains to be seen if it’ll be a positive or negative for their profit margins but as a consumer that’s not what I care about really 

    18. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I sincerely doubt that.

      For most people that's sharing passwords, it's almost definitely because of those who cannot afford to have multiple Netflix accounts running at the one time. 

      Netflix is already in a massive subscriber drop due to the end of the pandemic, on top of some terrible moves on their parts in getting rid of series people were genuinely interested in.

      The sheer amount of good will this is going to destroy for Netflix - when the past year of shitcanned shows, and a animation studio they keep dicking over already lost them a lot of goodwill, on top of the amount of subscribers who are going to drop because of this nonsense is going to be nuts, and that's before accounting for those who are going to end up turning to more dubious means and cut Netflix out altogether.

      Netflix picked the absolute worst, greediest way to try to do this, and they're only doing it now solely because they're desperate to grab any subscribers they can, solely because their sub numbers are now dropping due to their own shitty decision making. 

      If Netflix had any degree of sense, they would have tried a family plan approach - in which users pay a few pound/dollars a month, and get access to a account that can have five or so separate accounts linked up to it.

      Not only would it deal with the account sharing stuff, but it would also not be nearly the absolute slap in the face this is. For the sake of reference, this is what other services, such as Spotify offer, bumping the price up an extra £5 a month, but allowing 5 separate accounts to co-exist and use the same sub.

    19. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Its more a matter of disowning our collective preference to literally steal from them, rather then defending the million dollar company, but whatev's.

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