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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. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 6 points
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 3 points
    He's a Starfleet officer, clearly. He's even got Shatner's girdle~!
  12. 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.
  13. 3 points
    Peach looks so happy to be covering roadkill with that parasol of hers.
  14. 3 points
    Tracker_TD

    Yoshi's New Island (3DS)

    Naoto Ohshima (creator of Sonic) drew Yoshi to celebrate the game's release! Awesome stuff.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 2 points
    Sonic '06 broke a lot of things.
  21. 2 points
    Brad

    Westboro Baptist Church

    Do your research, then. This man deserves no sympathy for the things he's done in life.
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. 2 points
    I was looking all over for this! It's Twitch Plays the Pokemon Anime. Can they make it through an episode?
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    Hopefully, our interest in unused drafts and concept material is reflected in enough other locations for BRB to notice and try to cater to that interest in some way.
  35. 1 point
    I would love to see it top Unleashed/Generations in the extras category. Unlocking developer interviews, concept art (a fantastic opportunity to see some of the unused ditched designs we've all been curious about), choosing what music tracks to use in a level, and extra+viewable cutscenes would great. Sonic Boom would certainly outclass those two games for being able to see some unused ideas for this new direction in-game.
  36. 1 point
    Solkia

    Westboro Baptist Church

    Oh please, everyone wanted this asshole off this damn planet for years. IT's amazing he hasn't been shot till now. This guy deserves no sympathy. HE's a bitter old man bullying the entire goddamn nation with his shitty funeral protests and hate speeches for the sake of laughs. Anyone who not only taunts people as they're mourning over the dead, but also drags their fucking children into it is less than dog shit. Fuck him.
  37. 1 point
    Captain Fun

    Westboro Baptist Church

    I agree, cheering about it is kind of barbaric if you ask me. Yes, this guy was an asshole, and yes he spread a hateful message and offended a lot of people. I don't feel like his death is something to be happy about- it doesn't change a thing in the world. Maybe he had a change of heart in the end, like people say. If he did that makes this kind of sad. I mean he was a bigot, sure, but that's the kind of thing that's learned- now it seems like he's alone. Sucks for him, really.
  38. 1 point
    NiGHTS

    Durarara!

    I am honestly SUCH a huge fan of this series. I read the manga and watched the entire anime. It shows something different. I loved the concept of gangs, a "headless" rider in the mist of all the chaos. And even people playing in backround who is playing everyone like pawns. Such a great series....
  39. 1 point
    Just start reading Ultimate from #1, honestly. There's no reward to be had in reading the mainline stuff.
  40. 1 point
    Tornado

    Sonic Robo Blast 2

    For a very long time I've thought that the main reason people think the latter is because of the former rather than how good it actually is.
  41. 1 point
    Holy shit we beat Red on the Ides of March.
  42. 1 point
    Tails spin

    Sonic Boom announced (Wii U/3DS)

    Just because we "hated" the way they were used dfeamd oesnt mean we dont want them to be playble
  43. 1 point
    Chip's ability to eat unfathomable amounts of food without ever getting fat fuck yeah.
  44. 1 point
    Clades Jin

    Wisps

    Wisps were good enough in Colours. That's it. I don't want them anywhere at all in the other Sonic games, it's not only a plothole, since the Wisps left, but it's also redundant and a stupid gimmick. They serve no purpose in the slightest.
  45. 1 point
    RK64

    Sneak Peek at new Tom & Jerry show TV series

    ...Why did that look so cheap? No seriously, why did it look so cheap? The animation is incredibly lazy and doesn't even remotely have the physical impact the old cartoons had (when Tom got hit, HE LOOKS LIKE HE GOT HIT, this new show, the physical damage Tom gets looks like it does nothing to him...). It looks better than other flash shows out there (MUCH better than Johny Test...though that isn't hard to accomplish) and retains the classic look for the characters...but it looks, unprofessional? The old cartoons had a special quality to them, the satisfying sounds and effects made during the cartoon chaos or the animation really looking like a solid, tanagable thing. I don't know how to explain it, so here is a Nistolga Critic view on what I'm trying to get across: The show will most likely be good and funny, but the animation just really bothers me .
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  47. 1 point
    You know what ELSE is real? STEVEN CREWNIVERSE It's basically a behind-the-scenes dealio. The crew behind Steven Universe post things like storyboards, model sheets, backgrounds, and even music from the show's (awesome) soundtrack. Speaking of that soundtrack, it's composed by the girl/robot music duo Aivi & Surasshu. Their Soundcloud contains most of the songs in the show and can be found here.
  48. 1 point
    Before you-know-what, Capcom would've been my preferred developer for Sonic over Nintendo. Even despite that, I'd still say it's a very strong choice. Aside from that, I'd rather Insomniac (First choice), Sucker Punch (third), or Naughty Dog (Second) take a shot at it and see what they could produce. And for an added bonus, I think Hideo Kojima could make a good use for playing as Super Sonic going by how he made Zone of Enders and how you could have full control of flight...then again, this coming from someone who hasn't played Zone of Enders but really, REALLY, REALLY wants to.
  49. 1 point
    JezMM

    Westboro Baptist Church

    Whenever I watch something about these guys, it does make me very frustrated how close-minded they are etc but I also get enjoyment out of the hilarious side of things, mainly how often they say the word "fag". I mean it's a kind of funny word but they just keep saying it in EVERY sentence, it's insane, lol.
  50. 1 point
    Dr. Mechano

    Westboro Baptist Church

    Is it bad that I find their antics more hilarious than rage-inducing? I mean, I completely disagree with their hateful ideology, but they're like... living stereotypes. They're the kind of people you'd expect to see in an exaggerated parody of homophobic fundamentalists, but the fact these kinds of people are actually real makes me laugh because of how ridiculous the prospect is.
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