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  1. 18 points
    Oh hey, apparently there's been another Sonic pic floating around! If this is legit, then yes, his facial expressions have been changed up from Brawl. His original face in that position was, iirc, eyes closed with gritted teeth.
  2. 12 points
    New Artwork of Dr. Eggman from GameSpot
  3. 11 points
    Kuzu

    Kill La Kill

    Who's ready for a bit of Trivia: For those who don't get it, the title of the show is effectively a pun. In fact, the entire plot of the show is a fucking pun. Jesus...
  4. 9 points
    Nepenthe

    Westboro Baptist Church

    I think she was saying it's in poor taste to do this on one of his kid's Facebook pages, which I agree with, especially since he still sees him as his father. I'm the same. I've got no sympathy for Fred nor any care for how he goes, but I don't think my personal hate for the man would prompt me to shit on him in the direct presence of his kids. There has to be a line somewhere.
  5. 7 points
    So this was briefly brought up in the auctions topic, but since it's also an insight into SA's marketing, figured some of you lot who don't check out that area would find it of interest. Basically, it turns out that back in 1998, Sega had intended, or at least Burger Kings marketing agency had pitched a Sonic Adventure toy line which never made it into production. All the main cast were due to get toys including Gamma, Big and Eggman. Some of the toys looked pretty cool, Eggman came with a mini Sonic figure and Gamma looks great. Though the names of some of the characters are just bizarre. E.g. Walk 'Em Sock 'Em Knuckles? Erm.. don't you mean 'whack 'em?' And we get Amy's toy... Jesus Christ... And then there's this puzzling one... Does that exist anywhere in Sonic Adventure? Full story and images on TSS.
  6. 6 points
  7. 6 points
    Blue Blood

    Sonic Boom's New Characters designs

    Eggman's design is really bloody awesome. And what's more is that it really, really works. All the main cast and even the various NPCs we've seen so far look kind of rough, which the sports typeand wilder detailing. Eggman on the other hand looks very smart, military and well-kept. It's a great contrast. I genuinely love how well it sets him apart from the good guys. Here's the article from GameSpot, since is hasn't been linked to yet: Heh, appears I was right on the money with what I just said about Eggman's contrasting military look Also, one of the levels is called Tunnel Canyon. I believe this was mentioned in one of the earliest reprts as well, but seems to have gone under the radar.
  8. 6 points
    Because It's not like we haven't had Nintendo exclusivity for so many years nope it just happened randomly no joke no more exclusive nintendo sonic i highly doubt it'll continue not like Nintendo and SEGA are partners This is the one thing I honestly do NOT understand. People were freaking out over Nintendo getting some exclusive games. Nintendo has ALWAYS been getting exclusive games. This "contract" has been going on for decades. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Advance, Sonic Rush, Sonic Colors, Mario & Sonic, Sonic Chronicles, and the list goes on. Sonic has always sold far more on Nintendo platforms and they're usually the cheap platform. Sonic Lost World is the equivalent of Sonic Colors. It's not a "big" game and it's made by the same team. It had a smaller budget and had a smaller team compared to other Sonic titles. Just look at the game, its new "gameplay" and "artstyle" are a way of cheapening the costs of development. Mario & Sonic has always been exclusive for obvious reasons. Sonic Boom is aimed at little kids, who surprisingly enough are affiliated with the audience of Nintendo. And then there's the next "big" Sonic game that's multiplatform just like always. This is nothing new. It's incredibly naive to think that Nintendo won't be securing future exclusives and that the current situation isn't pretty much what we've been having for over a decade. Honestly, if Nintendo had a "MAJOR" title like Sonic Generations that's made universally for all Sonic fans exclusive, then I would start to get a little worried. PS: I am not being paid by Nintendo to write this post.
  9. 5 points
    It is when you state it as fact to support your argument time and time again and then change your story when backed into a corner and proved what you said was made up. No, don't even try to change your story again. You used that topic as an example to show Lost World was as glitchy as Sonic 06, when the topic itself proves this is not the case. That's an outright lie and you know it. This is utterly ridiculous as well as a completely weak attempt to forge an argument. "Oh I can't defend this so I'll just compare it to something else and if people don't side with me they must be biased." Sonic 06 is crap, everything about it is crap. That is based on my stance from playing the game and nearly 8 years of people looking at it and examining it. That does not prevent me from also stating that Secret Rings is amazingly average and a bad game due to terrible controls and a step learning curve. But at least it's somewhat playable unlike Sonic 06. That does not prevent me from heavily criticising Lost World due to poor design decisions, confusing artistic direction, step learning curve and being overall a painfully average game. I don't think you understand what programming or programming glitches are anymore. Especially when it comes to comparing one game to another.
  10. 5 points
    If May isn’t chosen to be the new host I will be very disappointed.
  11. 4 points
    Solly

    Westboro Baptist Church

    This is nothing to celebrate. For most people, it's nothing to feel bad over either. The man's death isn't going to change a single thing. If nothing else his family deserves peace, because they aren't the ones who robbed it from other people. The whole situation's tragic, really. Not the death specifically, but whenever you see a person who's this fucked up, you know it could've all been different. He's ultimately responsible for his own actions and we shouldn't forget that, but hate isn't something you're born with. It's learned, and I think that's equally important to keep in mind. But now I'm just waxing philosophical here, and it's not something I'm particularly good at, so I'm just gonna end this by saying the dude was a tremendous asshole and his death means nothing to me, but I'm sure it does to someone else. The WBC will continue to be fucked beyond belief. These are people who can't be reasoned with; you can't get on a soapbox with fanatics because they're really good at tuning you out.
  12. 4 points
    Dr. Mechano

    Westboro Baptist Church

    As a bisexual man, I too am a part of the group Phelps spent his life preaching hatred against, but I wish no ill will on this man. Rather, I'm disheartened by his wasted life, his severed ties with his own family, and the bitterness that he appears to be taking to his grave. Does he deserve my pity? No, but I can't help but feel it anyway. I look at Phelps and I see not a monster, but a tragically misguided man that was taken in by extremism and hatred. I think about what he could have been, and what he tragically wasn't. I am curious about his ex-communication from Westboro though. Could he have had a late-life change of heart that we didn't know about? It's too early to say, I suppose, but the topic does interest me.
  13. 4 points
    Because that's not what people were freaking out about. People were freaking about the extended circle jerk that immediately started happening around here following the exclusivity announcement because the huge success Lost World was obviously going to be should be the first step towards permanent Nintendo exclusivity; and that everyone should be happy with that when it comes to fruition (there was rarely any "if" when people were discussing it) unless they hate Sonic or something. The popular sentiment around here just turned into "Sonic should be a Nintendo franchise now and the sales success of the 3-game agreement will prove it;" and no reason was ever given to justify the argument when the holes were poked in it despite how widely it was held. I distinctly remember discussions that amounted to little more than people asking why a permanent Nintendo partnership should be viewed as a good thing and getting responses that might as well have been "fuck you, that's why" for all the care people put into defending the viewpoint. And Adventure 2 Battle was the only game that we know was a de jure exclusive like Lost World and Boom, by the way.
  14. 3 points
    I am a member of the group he has said so many hateful things against. Yet, as tempting as it is to say this is a good thing... I won't. I hope he goes peacefully, and wish his family well in their time of need. To us, he is the hate-spewing preacher of a vicious hate group... but to them, he's probably just Dad or Grandpa. I will not lie as if I am a saint. I still feel an inclination towards anger and vengeance in my daily life. But in recent years, my development of religiosity on top of it, I've started to feel that these emotions are primal and something to overcome. We should not kill the killer. We should not rape the rapist. We should not wish ill unto others, even if they have done so themselves. Death is a tragic part of reality, just like murder, rape, and all the other forms of suffering and misery on this planet. It is something we should regret, not celebrate or encourage. I do not wish ill on him or anyone who he has been close to. My only wish is that he go peacefully, and hopefully reflect on his life and genuinely lament all the evil he has espoused. I believe God forgives anyone who is sincere about remorse and change. We all make stupid choices... some more serious than others, some more often than others. But none of us are perfect, and I think God's well aware of this. It's probably impossible to be saintly given the limits of reality... but we can make a good effort. Whether he will feel remorse... who knows. If there's a Heaven, I hope one day he will have learned from his errors and found his way in. Nobody deserves eternal separation or punishment, no matter how vile they may have been. I similarly hope that the organization he has formed shall decline as its members one by one realize their mistakes and embrace compassion over cruelty. It is really weird he'd be able to even be removed from his own organization. This is a church, not a North Korea expy where the old regime gets purged by the new. I assume the family are using their legal rights to bar who can and can't see him, rather than church authority.
  15. 3 points
    He's a Starfleet officer, clearly. He's even got Shatner's girdle~!
  16. 3 points
    Unknownlight

    Sonic Robo Blast 2

    Just to ask, which character are you playing as? (Also, what control scheme are you using?) Generally, I find that Knuckles is the best character to play as when you're not too good with the controls yet, because you can climb/glide around obstacles and precision platforming. Tails is even more maneuverable, but controlling his flight can sometimes be difficult. By the way, I take back anything I've ever said about SRB2's engine sucking. I had no idea this was even possible with the engine:
  17. 3 points
    Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is on his death bed. From one of his Son Nathan Phelps's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatePhelps/posts/10151924300961765?stream_ref=5 As cold as it sounds, even on the verge of death I feel no sympathy for that cruel mad man.
  18. 3 points
    Best example, I think. The ATs lack a lot of detail, like all of Waluigi's fingers being fused together, and his racquet handle being totally square. But what else can you expect? The stages and playable characters are all super detailed and will have a lot of screentime, while the ATs won't show up for long and don't require the detailing beyond what's necessary for their limited appearances. You won't notice the so-called "problems" in game.
  19. 3 points
    Peach looks so happy to be covering roadkill with that parasol of hers.
  20. 3 points
    Have to say that the psuedo-cel shading style is something that suits the series very well. The game itself looks horrendously dumbed down, though.
  21. 3 points
    Tracker_TD

    Yoshi's New Island (3DS)

    Naoto Ohshima (creator of Sonic) drew Yoshi to celebrate the game's release! Awesome stuff.
  22. 3 points
    Not saying Burn-bot is specifically derived off of Egg Dragoon, but: In addition to the wide upper frame with some sort of "wing-like" attachments, other more specific details carry over. Saying there's no resemblance is rather disingenuous to the observation.
  23. 3 points
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZKpdihzeIo They Bite! They Fight! The Street Sharks JAWSOME
  24. 2 points
    Autosaver

    House of Cards

    House of Cards is a remake of the 1990 UK version with the same title. The show focuses on a character, Frank Underwood, who has a thirst for power after winning the President his seat and being promised a position that ended up being a lie. Frank is determined to gain the loyalty of others while controlling them to do his bidding, essentially making a House of Cards. The show has been universal appraise for the story and the actors in the show. It is one of the best shows I've seen and if you haven't seen it, you need to. It is a Netflix production with Netflix having seasons 1 and 2 available to stream. Other companies have been getting rights to stream it as from what I've heard, Amazon Streaming has the first season available. The seasons have been coming out yearly on Netflix with Season 1 out Feb. 2013 and Season 2 out Feb, 2014. House of Cards Season 3 will be coming out Feb. 2015. I'm surprised there's no thread yet. I also haven't heard other users discuss this show. It's amazing and people need to watch it.
  25. 2 points
    Let's not fill this thread with false equivalences by saying everyone is equally guilty of being barbaric. No. I will not be compared morally to a person who- somehow at the very least- beat his children with his fists, simply because I said I don't give a crap about him on a message board due to the fact that he is a child abuser among other things.
  26. 2 points
    Unpopular Opinion: I realized today that I actually don't like the orchestral themes we've gotten for this franchise all that much, from Unleashed onwards. I'm not musically inclined so it's difficult to describe my apathy in concrete terms, but basically when you're used to listening to incidental music from Hans Zimmer, John Powell, John Williams, James Horner, Michael Giacchino, Carlos Siliotto, Alex Wurman, and heck even M83, the orchestral stuff we get in Sonic games is just painfully lacking in terms of standout leitmotifs or soul-stirring compositions. Even when it comes to games only, Koji Kondo's stuff from Galaxy and Skyward Sword, or Grant Kirkhope's music from Viva Pinata, was absolutely gorgeous and heartrending. But Sonic games' orchestral themes do nothing for me; they feel like a series of generically-produced adventure-sounding themes. There's something amateurish and flat about them to the point that I'd rather Sega further outsource the music to better composers, go back to lyrical themes, or go back to jingles.
  27. 2 points
    It's not entirely impossible. Louis XIV reigned France as pretty much a tyrant. All he cared about was reckless self-indulgence with his lavish palaces and consolidation of power, and he happily sent his people off to war to die en masse. He bankrupted his nation and abused his people to no end. And yet... the stories about his final years are somewhat interesting. His health rapidly failing and his palaces increasingly empty (rather than being filled with huge parties), he seemed to become cold and reserved. Almost as if he regretted it all. When he died, his wife wasn't even with him and had run off to a monastery. It is said that when his young grandson, who would become Louis XVI, was near him shortly before he died, he told the boy, "Be a good King," one who would not destroy his country with wars and selfish projects. It could be creative liberty... or it could be that someone who spends their whole life indulging in a vice learns to regret it as they grow older. Maybe Fred Phelps has, far too late, realized the monster he's unleashed. It seems that very often, it is our own mortality that seems to instill humility and remorse, far too late to be of any use. He could very well still be the same hate-spewing, bitter person he's been for decades. But at the same time, people can change if they truly want to. We can regret that time we called someone ugly or fat, or having stolen someone's possessions, or having passed that homeless guy without giving him some money. Regret is something every ordinary person can feel, why not someone who's well-known? The prospect of dying alone and unloved in a hole like a filthy animal does a fine job of making one change your perspective, I'd imagine.
  28. 2 points
    Nepenthe

    Westboro Baptist Church

    I don't think Phelps was misguided in the sense that he was totally ignorant. I feel he knew exactly what he was doing the entire time; his whole entire church is a scam to eke money out of civil suits by enraged people. What's an easy way to enrage people? Picket the funerals of gay people and scream they're going to Hell by using the rights given to you by our well-meaning country, of course. Throw on that a dash of extensive child beating, overall cult-rearing, ruination of those he had grudges with, and other psychopathic behaviors, and you have a man who by all accounts is pretty much the definition of evil. I don't feel sorry for him. I feel sorry for the children and gullible people who fell for his disgusting shit and perpetuated his nonsense. I hope they're able to go on without him and better themselves as people. But if there's a positive afterlife, Fred Phelps certainly doesn't deserve to experience it.
  29. 2 points
    Sonic '06 broke a lot of things.
  30. 2 points
    Brad

    Westboro Baptist Church

    Do your research, then. This man deserves no sympathy for the things he's done in life.
  31. 2 points
    How about we see some actual footage or a screenshot? Or would that reveal how bad the game is a bit too early?
  32. 2 points
    Stacy

    Westboro Baptist Church

    This seems apt. Nothing to say other than he was a sad old pathetic man who will die in peace yet the funerals his "family" picketed didn't get that peace. The man was a coward I didn't seem him picketing just giving out "the words of God". Same here no sympathy.
  33. 2 points
    I was looking all over for this! It's Twitch Plays the Pokemon Anime. Can they make it through an episode?
  34. 2 points
    In all likelihood. For the most part America sticks by its allies, even when it could be advantageous in some way to ditch them. We could probably jettison Israel and Taiwan, for example, to increase our standing with the Arab countries and China, respectively, but we nonetheless remain committed to aligning with them. America has a policy of trying to be friends with pretty much anyone, though, even if those same people absolutely loathe each other. At the end of the day, your word is pretty valuable. If we don't stand by our allies, why would they stand by us? Which they very well have - despite all the poo flinging that tends to erupt in NATO between the US and Europe, we have backed each other when under attack. I think what Patticus stated is the most likely move on the Baltics - outright military invasion can't be done, but Putin can most certainly try to get them to leave NATO's protection.
  35. 2 points
    -Mark-

    Yoshi's New Island (3DS)

    I'm really not getting most of the hate for this game, to be honest. I'm about 2/3 of the way through, and whilst I can certainly understand and agree with most if not all of the criticisms made against it, I don't think they spoil the game anywhere near as much as a lot of people are saying.
  36. 2 points
    Sixth-Rate Soma

    Too old for Sonic?

    Yes, Sonic is for babies. That's why everyone in this forum is actually a two years-old baby. yeah that's right I see through your ruse
  37. 2 points
    Sean

    Sonic Robo Blast 2

    I love me some SRB2 so I can't wait to try this. Also the game handles way better using WASD/mouse controls. It's an FPS engine so it's best played like one.
  38. 2 points
    Chooch

    The Last Guardian

    You guys act like the PS3 is dead or something. Persona 4 was a late PS2 title and that didn't stop it from selling well and getting critical acclaim. Persona 5 is a PS3 game too. I'm pretty sure The Last Guardian is staying on PS3. And none of Team ICO's games are that short so.. nothing to worry about.
  39. 2 points
    I'm really really sorry, but I can't help but think that this Eggman actually wears a very tight corsage that hides his fat
  40. 2 points
    Komodin

    Sonic Boom announced (Wii U/3DS)

    Eh, look at it this way: us Sonic (the character) fans have essentially been getting our way for close to a decade now. I say it's about time that we give his supporting cast some love again, as well.
  41. 2 points
    FriendBot

    Sonic Boom announced (Wii U/3DS)

    Well it is a co-op game and you can't just dismiss a game because all the characters going fast and it's kind of unfair. Heck, they might only be minor parts of the level. You should be more open to these kind of ideas, I'm pretty sure everyone will play as Sonic and he will be treated with respect in this game since he is the main character after all.
  42. 2 points
    mikeblastdude

    Too old for Sonic?

    This comic comes to mind. Typically, in high school people are still concerned with their reputation and all that, so they tend to avoid being fans of anything that may seem "immature" (Sonic and cartoons in general fall in this category). Not in my case though; I was still a proud, geeky Sonic fan. But yeah, after high school that stigma kind of goes away, for the most part. Not to say that everyone who liked Sonic as a kid will like it again in college, but, you know.
  43. 1 point
    Fletch

    Durarara!

    Welcome to the Durarara!! thread! It's surprising (and disappointing) to see that this thread wasn't already made for such a great series, but I'll try my best to do this OP justice for my one of my favorite series ever. Durarara!! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations done by Suzuhito Yasuda. You may know Ryohgo Narita from his other popular Japanese light novel series, Bacanno! I haven't gotten around to checking Bacanno! out yet, but seeing how Ryohgo Narita won the 9th Dengeki Novel Prize from Bacanno!, I'm sure it's certainly worth checking out. Story The story of Durarara!! is basically about Mikado Ryūgamine, a young boy who wants an exciting life who ends up moving to Ikebukuro to attend the same school as his childhood friend Masaomi Kida. Soon, his friend Masaomi Kida warns him about the mysterious gang in Ikebukuro known as "The Dollars". Ikebukuro isn't just home to this mysterious gang, but is also home to a headless Black Rider who goes around searching for something important, a man with super natural strength that you certainly do not want to piss off, an information brooker who loves to troll and start trouble, and many more unique and interesting people. The story of Durarara!! ultimately will introduce many characters with their own stories to tell that may or may not cross with other stories. This truly is an interesting adventure not only for Mikado who will soon learn how crazy and interesting Ikebukuro is, but also for you (the reader). Characters In Durarara!! you will meet many characters that are full of life and just have their own stories to be shown in Ikebukuro. Characters you'll meet will range from a bartender with super natural strength and you really shouldn't piss him off, to a character who loves to hit on the ladies (young and old!), and even a character who loves to sell sushi. Understand these different characters and enjoy them because some might actually leave you surprised... Durarara!! Light Novels/Anime/Manga Information Naming of Durarara!! Although it is commonly claimed that the name "Durarara" is an onomatopoeia for the "revving of an engine," Narita states specifically in the first volume of the light novel series that the title means absolutely nothing. He had been editing the finished draft of his book, when his editor called. When prompted for a title, Narita "...just randomly gave a name, 'Du...Durarara?'" Upon hearing this, his editor responded saying, "Not bad. I kind of like ambiguous titles." Will you end up enjoying the life that Ikebukuro offers?
  44. 1 point
    Legosi (Tani Coyote)

    Westboro Baptist Church

    I believe pretty much every one of his kids has gone down the path of "Jesus Dad, this shit is so stupid," and yet still feels, "But I love you regardless." The same way hearing my grandmother's Biblical literalism makes my brain hurt, but I love her dearly. One can say such views don't hurt people, but I don't think it's as simple as that since it can still test a lot of emotions and exposure to scientific theory. Speaking of which, I don't really see how what he does is any more hateful than the "nonbelievers go to Hell" thing that's implied in a ton of mainstream churches. The Westboro Baptists just aren't as subtle about it. Sure, said churches may say to be kind, but it doesn't hide the fact they still think you ultimately are going to endure eternal pain and suffering because of what you believe (or don't). I'd consider that a pretty cruel, harsh thing to say about people, it's just the WBC don't bother trying to hide it. I mean, I'm gonna be blunt here. Calling me a "fag" seems rather tame in comparison to "You're a good person but you don't believe in X so therefore when you die you're going to be tortured for all eternity." Not saying the WBC are innocent of anything (they most certainly are not), but it sounds to me like they just don't have as much diplomatic tact as larger organizations and thus are a lightning rod. The mainstream churches are often just as full of themselves, but they at least have a nice face on top of it. WBC skipped the makeup.
  45. 1 point
    One of the best YTPMV's I've ever heard in my life, essentially
  46. 1 point
    Johnny Boy

    Westboro Baptist Church

    Well it's about damn time. Good riddance Mr. Phelps, may your soul rot in the burning pits of hell. Sorry if that sounded harsh, but I can't feel for the man after all the shit he's done over the years.
  47. 1 point
    I'm really an EDM fan tho I have so much songs on EDM. One of them that I listen to is Porter Robinson's Language.
  48. 1 point
    And somewhere, in a far away region, a quiet girl begins to hear the voices being born anew.
  49. 1 point
    Kiah

    Sonic Boom announced (Wii U/3DS)

    I know you are entitled to your opinion, but can you please refrain from saying things like this especially with it having the potential to start trouble? Especially with you failing to explain yourself which defeats the purpose of a discussion. It's okay that you don't like Sonic Boom but be sure to explain yourself in a calm manner from now on, please. Please keep your snarky and irrelevant comments like this to yourself, especially since they aren't contributing to the discussion at hand. And while I'm at it, instead of trying to be funny with these little comments please shape up on your grammar as proper grammar and punctuation is required per the rules here, thanks.
  50. 1 point
    Y'know, I also really like that this show features a young boy with three strong, positive female role models. You don't see that a lot in children's animation (or much of anything), so I'm definitely impressed with that aspect of the series.
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