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  1. 2 points
    I'm glad that Ben says that he likes it, because the opinion of the actor for the main character of a film in production is going to be impartial and honest.
  2. 1 point
    *frying up some chicken rn, put the heat a little high Man, oil is such an angry liquid
  3. 1 point
    Thanks to A Link to the Past, I always imagine that particular incarnation of Link as having blonde hair with pink highlights. Like, under any light, the edges of the hair have a pink glow to it. ...I mean, A Link Between Worlds says no, but it’s fun to imagine.
  4. 1 point
    It's sort of a shame how far Pokemon has fallen from my life these days. Like, a little less than a decade back, that shit use to be my life. Hell, watching the anime is one of my earliest memories as a kid. Nowadays, I can barely even bring myself to play the mainline games (and even that is probably going to change with Sword and Shield looking so meh). Even the latest anime news doesn't really excite me.
  5. 1 point
    There's plenty to touch on really as @StaticMania points out. Sonic is technically an adventurer first and foremost where we the audience typically only see those stories wher he encounters Eggman. The funny thing is, how I interpret some of the backstory in the Japanese manual for Sonic 1 is that Sonic was already world famous even before his first encounter with Eggman so there should be a lot more to Sonic than what we normally see. That, and Sonic's moveset lends itself very well to environmental puzzle platformers even if his speed makes it so that the puzzles should be solve at a glance.
  6. 1 point
    I know today is Sunday but man it feels like a slow day today
  7. 1 point
    I'm glad Ben likes it and happy birthday to him and all, but I don't know how many times we have to repeat that "Person attached to project insists it's good" isn't a topic worth discussing
  8. 1 point
    Disliking Sonic games is a valid position but more and more I find myself questioning the worth of general critical acclaim over what I personally want out of games. There are a lot of critically acclaimed games I don't care for at all and vice versa. At what point do we acknowledge that it's possible for public opinion to be wrong or unreasonable about something? It wasn't that long ago that "Sonic was never good" was a growing sentiment. Sonic games and games in general are simply more interesting to me when they aren't catering to the whims of a narrow minded fanbase or trying to fit quotas of an overbearing publisher. Sonic has never been completely free of this type of influence, but seeing the artistic drive get scared out of the series by discourse and backlash that's so poorly articulated and conveyed that It's functionally useless as advice is frustrating. Ambition and self indulgence just make for far more interesting games than consistency and brand awareness. Sonic games that "aren't hated" imo embody concepts that are more poisonous to the series growth than what came before in the long term, but none of this is acknowledged because the mainstream don't make fun of the games anymore and I guess that's the end goal for a lot of the fandom now
  9. 1 point
    People should stop making the stupid, specious insinuation that the loot box cottage industry runs off of kids taking their parents credit card; because it's stupid and specious. Arguing such deliberately distracts from the fact that the companies implementing are purposely doing them in a way to exploit people; which is in fact the very thing that governments are typically supposed to prevent. No amount of "keep the gubmint out of mah games" prevents it from coming off as corporate boot licking, either.
  10. 1 point
    The viewpoint that parents should be held accountable is a load of absolute bull, and the simple reason for that is that the games industry actually hinders informing people of this. Not only does PEGI and the ESRB never take into account microtransactions, and loot boxes, giving the likes of FIFA a 3+/E for everybody rating, indicating that not much parental guideance is required to regulate this product for your child. Better yet, other companies will underhandedly sneak them in later in order to not have microtransactions reflected in the rating at all - Black Ops 4, Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled both being examples of this. When it comes to regulating a video game, your average parent who is doing their job, and isn't very much tapped into what the games themselves entail will do this - they will look at the age rating, use that to determine if it's suitable for their children, and use that to make their decision. That's also the thing that keeps letting companies get away with this tactic - because it is a moderately new thing, only raising to prominence in the last 3 years, a lot of the average consumer base is behind on it, and therefore don't even think about it being a problem. We're apart of this industry, and we know about microtransacations and all of the nonsense surrounding it. The average parent or consumer does not, and might do their job in regulating the child's games via the PEGI/ESRB ratings, but have it never cross their mind that these gambling mechanics would be a problem, period. That's how a ton of these stories start, the parents being unaware such a thing even exists, finding out when it's too late, trying to get a refund, only for the companies to give either useless responses, or wash their hands of it, because as long as they made their money, they don't care. The idea of blaming people for getting the government involved is a crock of shit. If you want to blame anyone for getting them involved, blame the greedy assholes at the likes of EA, Activision, and whoever else for pushing this so hard to the point the Government had to get involved. It's been pushed to the point legitimate slot machines are now being presented in sports titles, that is the point we are at. Blaming the consumer for this, and not the companies who got so greedy in the first place is a ridiculous notion.
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