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  1. 5 points
    I think our boy Gene might give us a look at a image that didn't make the cut to see who the third cat character is? Spoilers: It is Honey and also major kuddos on the DK rap reference
  2. 4 points
    Right... yeah... this was thought out well. So very hard...
  3. 4 points
    A general rule on the internet is that if something exists, no matter what that something is, at least two people will be a fan. Though I'd be willing to venture that they're more interested in his official Sonic works than him. I admit that I have little experience with comic books of any kind, but I can tell that stuff like the idea of somebody with the mentality of Sonic being evil or giving the characters families makes for plots that are, if nothing else, interesting. If this doesn't prove that the lawsuit and creation of the Lara Su Chronicles had little to nothing to do with sticking it to Sega and Archie for stealing copyrights, I don't know what will. Penders can talk all he likes about how triumphant the Lara Su Chronicles is for artists rights, how it shows once and for all how Sonic is meant to be, but at the end of the day, its transparent how much of an ego project and attempted cash cow it is. How disappointing-- the concept of continuing the old universe is actually being attempted by some fans with little issue from Sega and much acclaim from the fandom, showing clear interest and support for the old universe on the part of dedicated fans and openness to the old universe on Sega's part. If Penders put actual effort into the Lara Su Chronicles and managed to produce something good, there'd be plenty of people willing to put aside their bitterness over the lawsuit to buy his comic and support more endeavors from him, because the appeal of the old universe is really that strong for a lot of fans. Plus he could've gotten a mention by Sonic social media or something-- Sega's known to be very supportive towards unofficial creative endeavors provided that they're really good, and that mention would basically be free advertising. But instead we get character designs and art which can be nicely described as uninspired, molasses-slow progress on writing, art, etc., and disappointment from the writing that we have seen. What a shame.
  4. 4 points
    While you're probably right, I very much hope that Sonic Team has paid at least some attention and there has been some inter-team dialogue between Sonic Team and Headcanon/Christian Whitehead. Also, the change for Lost World was probably because Sonic Team realised they were reaching the limit of feasibility with the boost gameplay. Those stages are huge and complex and beautiful, but the amount of work that goes in to a stage which has merely 3-4 minutes of actual play time is not efficient.
  5. 3 points
    So a couple of years ago, SSMB user -Mark- found a couple of Sonic comics that most of us hadn't seen before. These comics turned out to have originated from the News of the World "Sunday" magazine in the early nineties, but unfortunately it was near impossible to track any others down as they were printed in the supplement and not the actual newspaper. A couple of us did eventually manage to get a few strips together, but the magazines were so hard to find and very expensive when they did pop up, so it was starting to look like we'd never get a complete series of them together, if it was indeed still out there. Around the same time I was in touch with Sonic the Comic artist Richard Elson who confirmed that he was also the artist on these strips as most of us had suspected. He also provided some additional information and it turned out that a few people who worked on the UK Sonic the Hedgehog yearbooks were also involved with these; all of the strips were written and edited by yearbook editor Barrie Tomlinson, and the last chunk were drawn by artist Sandy James. Many of the later Elson strips were coloured by John M Burns wh also worked on STC. Even more interestingly, he told me that he did in fact have an almost complete collection of these in his personal archives and that he would be happy to loan these to me under the condition that I scanned them in and shared them with the community as we thought it would be cool if people were able to see more of them considering how obscure they are. Richard was missing a couple of strips from the collection he gave me, but through the issues that myself and Hogfather had managed to collect, along with Mark's original scans and a few that were uploaded later by Tumblr user hypermikey, we've been able to get an almost complete collection together... so behold... The Sonic Sunday Strips Archive We believe that we're now only two issues away from a complete collection and the episodes that seems to be missing are from the 29th May 1994 and 13th November 1994 magazines. On the off chance that anyone here may have them or know someone who does, we would love to add them just to finish off the archive so everyone can have a look through them. The comics are quite interesting as it ran alongside STC and there are a few little things that seem to link both universes together, despite most people-- even those who were involved with the comic-- not knowing of its existence. For example, we have a strip from 10th April 1994 where Robotnik's new AoStH-inspired design debuts. This was the week after his AoStH design was introduced by Nigel Kitching in the April 1st issue of the comic printed that same year, which also happened to be drawn by Richard Elson. Another episode has Sonic being shrunk by one of Robotnik's inventions and during one part of the strip, he's trapped in a spider's web while miniaturised. I couldn't help but wonder if there was a little nod to this somewhere later in STC when Sonic encounters a giant spider and is trapped in its web during the Shanazar arc (all the way forward in issue #152 in 1999) and mentions that it's his worst nightmare, even though it's something that had never been brought up in the comic at all before. This was also in a strip drawn by Richard Elson. On the whole the comics are generally silly little things without much too detail put into them (as a lot of newspaper comics are), but as a Fleetway fan it's cool to see some small references that may have been nods to my favourite Sonic universe, and it's always nice when something obscure surfaces and is able to be enjoyed by everyone. Again, a MASSIVE thank you goes out to Richard for making this possible, and also to Mark and hypermikey for providing a lot of the pages we were missing. You guys all rock!
  6. 3 points
    First off, no new episode. its currently at 83% according to the site. sorry guys. But I do have something neat to share: Super Abridged when?
  7. 3 points
    ...hasn't that been said for years now, or is my memory playing tricks on me? It would probably help considerably if every game didn't feel the need to radically alter the mechanics.
  8. 2 points
    Oh my God! Pokemon Sun/Moon related
  9. 2 points
    The only act in Frozen Factory that I enjoy is Zone 4, especially the side scrolling parts, even with the ice physics
  10. 2 points
    One thing I'd want in Sonic Mania is a better balance between the Flame, Thunder and Aqua sields, since in Sonic 3&K Thunder was almost always the best choice. However, I know that's very hard to pull off, since rings are everywhere but fire and water cannot be put everywhere.
  11. 2 points
    I hate car races does that mean I'm racist
  12. 2 points
    You guys ready for Alola Marowak to beat you senseless with physical Fire/Ghost moves? Don't forget that Thick Club is still compatible with it. Heaven help us if this thing get Shadow Sneak. @Gen 1 Pokemon being the only ones with Alola forms: 1) 20th anniversary stuff 2) People can get Gen I Pokemon for just 8 bucks on the 3DS eShop via RBY VC and transfer them directly over to Sun and Moon without need for a second console or repeated transfer for the first time in the series. Kanto Pokemon need something to stand out to justify the transfer, and making Gen I Pokemon in Alola completely different to require transfer to obtain the original forms is one justification. Also, Shirodesuna literally translates to "It's a sandcastle, isn't it?" in English. Awesome.
  13. 2 points
    06 was made in less than a year. The last Sonic Team game was released three years ago, so it's pretty safe to say that this is a completely different case entirely. The only grounds for comparison between the two games so far is the tone, and frankly we still know far too little about that to draw a solid connection anyway. What we have so far isn't much better than judging a book by its cover, to be frank.
  14. 2 points
    More original stuff: I’m way too obsessed with seaside scenes so I should at least start to try and make them a bit more fun. I'm now on Instagram! I’ll mostly be using it for photography but will crosspost a selection of my art too. Follow me here: jez.mm Last thing today is safe for work but has some pervy double entendre humour, click to view:
  15. 1 point
    Finally got these up. Fuck the quality losses, I'm happy they're finished.
  16. 1 point
    This is surprisingly in sync with the music.
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  19. 1 point
    Huh, 3 more hours until the first dubbed episode of Danganronpa 3 Future Arc airs. My body is ready for the despair.
  20. 1 point
    I keep seeing this on my twitter feed. Not sure if they're real or not but I'll keep them in the spoiler tab
  21. 1 point
    Yeah I'm pretty sure Classic Sonic is fully playable at this point, and is going to be one of the main focal points going forward.
  22. 1 point

    All I see on the news

    All I see on the news
  23. 1 point
    Personally I didn`t like the werewolf all that much but I never complained about him on threads or anywhere online lol. I just played the bits in the game I liked. I also feel like with more given time Lost World would be considered good instead of meh or medicore. If only they had more time to balance everything out design wise.
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  26. 1 point
    Me after beating a cheap as shit fighting game final boss
  27. 1 point
    I honestly kinda want Sonic Team to remake Sonic Adventure. It has a lot of good ideas but I feel like almost all of them were lost to the ware of time.
  28. 1 point

    And theeeenn...??

    And theeeenn...??
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  30. 1 point
    "Sonic Boom..." "Sonic Boom..." "Sonic Boom!" "Trouble keeps you running faster!"
  31. 1 point
    Faith in humanity: +50 (pic)
  32. 1 point

    Metroid Topic

    Really glad to hear that future updates will still be happening. I'm sure releasing the game won't be a problem. It just needs to be "leaked" on 4chan or other out-of-the-way venues and it'll spread from there.
  33. 1 point

    Metroid Topic

    First off, its been DCMA'd not C&D, 2 different things. Second, who gives a flying monkeys ass what Nintendo does at this point. its futile, it got taken down on Metroid Database but go to 4chan's /v/ and you'll literally find 100 download links to the game. what bothers me is that somehow the DCMA made people stop talking about it all of a sudden, and that really sucks because this game deserves more attention then whatever the hell Nintendo is churning out. Third, bugfixes are coming. hopefully that means the ports are being worked on too: https://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-future-of-am2r.html
  34. 1 point
    ...Who the hell eats Marowak? Why would anyone try to eat Marowak? It has pretty good defenses and I don't know what could eat it, besides the obvious things like Groudon or something. I could kind of understand Mandibuzz but it would be more for its skull and bone than anything. Unless Team Rocket is actually trying to cook up Marowak burgers. Considering they tried to sell Slowpoke's tail as a delicacy I wouldn't be surprised.
  35. 1 point
    There's not much new stuff apart from the drop dash so far, yes. I think the only game that actually went serious on adding new stuff was Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Bonus stages apart from the special stage, elemental shields, mid bosses, stage transformations, cutscenes... Sonic 2 was a light evolution compared to Sonic 3. I'm fine if Sonic Mania doesn't innovate as much. There's a lot of stuff to be brought back already. Drop dash could be more than enough : )
  36. 1 point
    I'm completely and utterly unsurprised that when Tenko tweeted that point to Ken a bit ago, Ken completely changed the subject to "So basically you have no problem screwing over Ian, Tracy and the rest?" That wasn't even remotely the point, Ken, and you know it. It is a blatantly loaded question, though. No one is advocating Archie not paying royalties to people. The only thing that was said there was pointing out the reason WHY Archie would choose to reprint new stuff over old stuff. That doesn't make it something morally right, or something I (or presumably Tenko) even support. Shooting the messenger with a loaded question. Amazing. (Also, Tenko, if you really are going to keep up this argument with him, just point out that explaining Archie's reasoning doesn't mean you support them doing it. That's really all you need to do.)
  37. 1 point
    Stop right there. We can't all agree. Literally there isn't a single subject we all agree on. That's not me being spiteful to the fandom, I'm just telling you that's how it is. You will need to adjust your expectations in that realm.
  38. 1 point
    Mom: *sees a pic of Knuckles* Why is Sonic wearing red?
  39. 1 point
    The next DC movie should be based on this:
  40. 1 point
    Also, I feel like it's worth mentioning that Sean was kind enough to direct you to a topic where you COULD post that kind of thing, but you outright ignored them. You can't complain about a moderator ignoring you (even though I don't think that's what Sean is even doing) and then deliberately ignore them.
  41. 1 point
    Taking a look at the rebuilds, the Crabmeat one looks pretty good! As for the Motobug... ehhh. Also, surprised nobody caught a screencap of this. You can see at the bottom right of the package, you see a picture of the Adventure World. As you know, every brand has an open-world for your character to explore and do missions in addition to the main levels. Need a better look? Good thing the trailer has the same pic! As you can see, it's a mish-mash of many levels such as Green Hill, Chemical Plant and even Carnival Night! You know what that means, right? LEGO BARRELS. Now we gotta see the Battle Arena it unlocks...
  42. 1 point
    The original screenshot from Mania isn't mine, but I thought this was a neat comparison to make anyway. I love how a lot of the poses being used in this game are pulled from proto-Sonic 1 stuff, with Sonic's level clear animation being based on that seen in early Sonic 1 screenshots and his "looking up" pose being based on concept art for Sonic himself. Can't wait to see what kind of easter eggs the development team sneaks into Knuckles' and Tails' animations.
  43. 1 point
    Anyone notice this yet? Nice touch
  44. 1 point

    Sonic X discussion

    I mean, I guess. It just never bothered me that much that Sonic was stand-outishly different than everyone else. Doraemon might be a better example. Doraemon is literally the only robot gadget cat from the future within the main cast, but even people who aren't previously aware of Doraemon's existence don't question it when they first meet him, and most people sort of just accept that fact about the series.
  45. 1 point
    I remember back when Sonic CD and the other classic remakes were released on iOS and everybody said that they should just let Christian Whitehead work on a new classic Sonic game. Looks like their wishes were finally granted.
  46. 1 point

    Sonic X discussion

    I never considered additional humans in Sonic to be a problem, considering I was never under the mindset that there weren't more humans aside from Eggman. I just looked at it the same way I look at Looney Tunes. The humans and talking animals coexist and nobody cares otherwise. Even at that, I feel the whole "separate world" story is sort of overplayed and is pretty much never done well to the point where I would have taken Archie's (admittedly cringeworthy) backstory over it. D:
  47. 1 point
    Just a quick update! Hopefully I'll be able to update again later!
  48. 1 point
    Thought I'd do a group shot of Knuckles and the old archie echidnas but I'm not sure if I like or not.... had a lot of trouble inking and colouring this. Feedback is more than welcome!
  49. 1 point
    Rey Skywalker-Ren

    Funny Sonic Stuff

    Oh shit LOL
  50. 1 point

    Funny Sonic Stuff

    This is a funny April Fools video posted by @Steve (BalenaProductions)
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