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  1. 9 points
    A random guy at my job saw how hard i was working and bought me a soda. Then he gave me two more dollars to get two more. This gesture really made the rest of my night.
  2. 8 points
    Forte-Metallix

    Sonic Mania Adventures

    Time for this Sonic Adventure's Last Story!
  3. 5 points
    Ryannumber1gamer

    Sonic Mania Adventures

    As a Knuckles fan, this has to be one of the best uses of him.
  4. 5 points
    Haven't seen it on the status feed yet. That surprises me. Anybody hear of Cobanermani456 retiring? Seems he's been too depressed to keep at it, been going through a lot of emotional times. He's already deleted his Twitter and everything. YouTube is still up though, who knows for how long. This comes as a shock but at the same time it doesn't. He was one of the best YouTubers out there. But I think some of us could tell in recent times that this was coming. Good things weren't meant to last and this one truly hits close We can only hope we'll hear from him again
  5. 3 points
    Oh, is this not available yet? I was just about ready to drop all my other cosplay ideas and just go to the rest of the conventions this year as "a very bad idea."
  6. 2 points
    Silvereyes

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Excellent way of putting it really. It's why #155-#156 doesn't work for me, Sonic takes the girl he knew Tails had a massive crush on, goes after Sally when he finds out she is about to go off the market, and then when the plot is over, goes back to Fiona knowing that Sally is single and presumably will only go and try and get Sally when he feels like it. All with Penders writing Sonic as being the victim, when in reality he is acting like a chauvinist asshole. I think you put it pretty perfectly. Sonic is a free kindof guy, someone who likes to go on adventures, and I think would happily be up for some fun with an attractive lassie he may encounter in his adventures. I think Sonic as a bachelor is fine when there isn't any sleaze or manipulation to it. To me, Sonic isn't the type of guy who would seek out one night stands (or shall we say one night make out sessions, since this is a kid's franchise?). Rather, I think Sonic would just happily engage in that kind of thing if ever came across it. (Granted, Adventures of Sonic Sonic may of been a horndog, but then I think that was more the case of him being like a Looney Tunes or Animaniacs kind of character in that show.) So if the IDW Sonic was ever like that, the way you describe, I think that would work, although I'm not too sure how to handle it when it came to main girls like Blaze, Rouge, etc. The whole bachelor thing probably works better with 1 issue characters who are never seen again, maybe not with regulars who then have their history of having past experience with Sonic. But I think you could get away with it, even if it is just something like a "thank you for saving me" kiss like Bunnie gives Sonic in #152. I suppose the issue with Archie Sonic is the whole thing with Sally, since Sonic is interested in her, unlike game or IDW Sonic where Amy's affections are one sided. I just don't think it works, although from what I understand Sega had Archie drop the Sonic and Sally love thing entirely, and that apparently it is implied that Sally and Nicole are meant to be an item, which is fascinating to me, at least from where I am in the comic right now.
  7. 2 points
    Yeah Morse Code is read back in Upper Case, I might be wrong but I think telegrams where the same. Anyway, I did a small video on the Morse Code message because I recognised the line immediately as being from Aristotle, well a variation of one of his quotes. Only I don't think it's just tied to the team, I think it also includes the fans as Well, since as it states in the artbook, if it wasn't for the fan demand and reception, Mania Plus wouldn't exist.
  8. 2 points
    I've made my own shirts before and the framing of this is just wrong. Xero being on the side of the logo just irks me. Have him up top and move the logo into the middle. Also looking at the preview, Ken has been hit with an age old problem. Putting black as a background on your design does not mean it instantly blends into a black shirt. Its why I only make white shirts, it blends in easy, though white wouldn't really work for the shadowed effect he is trying to do. Also notice how the main character is shoved into the back corner.
  9. 2 points
    after all this time, http://sonic.sega.jp/sonicadv/ it's still up
  10. 2 points
    Alright, reading on: #152: When #151 ended, with the real Sonic encountering the girls being flirty to them after Evil Sonic's schenanigans, I just assumed it was a joke that would return to the status quo. I was actually surprised when it turned out, this thing of Sonic and the girls is still going. Hell, the cover art of Sonic surrounded by the girls being judgemental with the caption "play on playa"(!?) seems again to go with this idea that apparently the sexual antics of Sonic is what they think people buy the comic for? The plot is fairly simple, ADAM decides to basically use nanomachines to take over the planet, Sonic and co stop him while Sonic is teamed up with girls while they wander why Sonic isn't coming on to them. Some misdirects in this issue. The cover features Rouge, when she isn't in the issue. The opening has The Wolf Pack turning up after what feels like a bit of an absence, only for them to run away from the nanomachines and then disappear. Even the issue story being called "Sonic's Angels" and the hint of Sonic having *shudders* sexual tension with the various girls doesn't feel like it goes anywhere, except at the end when Sonic saves Bunnie and she kisses him... which Sonic doesn't seem to mind? Also Snively is back and maybe an ally... yay? One thing that I get more and more with Penders writing is that I don't think his writing style gels well with Sonic. I don't think he writes in a very interesting way, lots of exposition, and it never feels like he is writing for kids. It comes across like a teenager trying to write smart stuff for an adult audience in a children's comic. I noticed this a bit in the Knuckles comic, but it definetly feels like in this issue as an example when the dialogue can come across as very dry and dull, without much wit, and very overblown emotional sentences combined with lots of flat exposition. Jon Gray is the artist again, and again, not a huge fan of his artwork. It really doesn't mesh well with the other regular artists for the comic at the time, and it's noticable how everyone's faces and body structures keep changing dramatically. Again, maybe on another series his artwork would work really well, but hear, I don't think it does. He also seems to always manage to make Sally look like the biggest bitch in the world when she chews Sonic out for being late. Also, kindof random, but can someone explain to me why the stars and stripes are in the background of this page? #153: Not much to talk about with this one. Start of a 2 parter, Eggman hires Nack the Weasal to assassinate Mina the Mongoose because he hates her music. Pretty nice goofy plot, the sort of shit I could imagine the Eggman from Sonic Boom could do, but we get lots of over dramatic dialogue and angst inbetween, with Antoine becoming cold hearted because of the war, Fiona bitching at Sonic for Evil Sonic trying to hit on her in #150, and Mina's boyfriend Ash intent on a pissing contest with Sonic. I do find the Antoine thing interesting, since #151 revealed that the Antoines have been reversed, with evil Antoine in this universe and vice versa, with more hints at it about his behaviour. Kindof interested to see how this goes eventually, especially with Bunnie. It's sort of weird how prominent Fiona has become, I mean I know she has been in the comic for a very long time but it is a little odd how out of nowhere she is basically a regular. The way she talks about Sonic being a jackass in #150 is just so weird to me. The plot of #150 has Sonic's evil lookalike crossing universes just to get laid, which I think is a goofy plot, probably too mature for a Sonic comic. Yet reading this you'd think this was some bad soap opera plot. The whole thing with Mina and Ash bugs me too, I thought we settled the Mina plot back in #123, which was dedicated to resolving the Sonic/Mina/Sally triangle, and that Ash was to basically marry Mina away, not just for more relationship drama. I will say my favourite thing about #153 is the B story where Aunt Rosie tells a short story about Pirate Sally having to rescue a stolen tail from Tails from Wizard Robotnik. I love the artwork, it feels like a callback to the Sonic comics from before #50. #154: Second half of the story, not much to say really. Ash breaks up with Mina because he thinks Mina still loves Sonic and secretly writes all her songs about him, fight ensures against Heavy and Bomb, Ash sacrifices himself with the last bomb to save Mina, in hospital Ash and Mina reconciliate while Sonic walks off sad like a bad soap opera. I don't mind the plot, it is pretty simple, and I do like how Eggman can be so petty to try and kill Mina over music, but the excuse just to engage in more love trianges and angst is what gets to me. B plot is pretty unremarkable, about following up on the nanites from #152, which winds up giving Tommy the Turtle wings. I find it interesting how much they are pushing Tommy, I think I read in a past issue from letters apparently alot of fans like him, which might be why he is becoming more of a main character at the moment.
  11. 2 points
    Claiming Mighty and Ray are just reskins of Sonic and co gameplay wise only stands to prove the fact you haven't actually played it. I mean, of course, it's not out yet - but I have, and I can say you're pretty off the mark as such. The tag team concept in Encore Mode also stands as an interesting way to push the formula - in fact I found it akin to a more open take on something like Advance 3's team mechanics, and within much better level design to boot. That and whilst there's more variety amongst the Modern cast, quantity doesn't equal quality. I also find pointing out their designs weird. I mean, yeah. The Sonic characters... look like Sonic characters. Consistency, innit. I'm all for new stuff, but moreso I'm for good stuff, which is something Mania has well over any of the Advance games. I do think there could be more Modern 2D games, but I'd rather it be something unique than a la Advance when Classic can do that better anyway. Gimme a Tails Adventure sequel that takes advantage of the extended Modern cast by having them pop up and support Tails in his quest with items, or something. I dunno, just spitballing.
  12. 2 points
    Because I prefer the classic aesthetics, and if it's pushed in a more Modern or Advance-y direction it probably won't have quite the same gameplay.
  13. 2 points
    The opening post doesn't specify whether the proposed new 2D line should be Classic or Modern, just that it should be 2D, to which I say: Absolutely. Sonic has great 2D roots and those are still its strongest days, so Sega should be attempting to capitalise on this gameplay the best they can. Attempting to integrate it into the 3D series has been overall patchy at best, so a 2D line and a 3D line make the most sense. As to whether it should be Classic or Modern, to be honest, I think taking the Classic aesthetics but ditching the nonsense of multi-world multi-universe in favour of a mixed setting which can use whatever selection of characters is available would be best. Well, I'd apply that same consideration to the 3D line, honestly. Reboot the aesthetics and narrative style to be more cartoony, redesign all the characters to suit (some more, some less), and proceed with the best of both worlds. Obviously, though, that would take a lot of talent to pull off and it's not clear that that talent exists, much less the insight to see that unification is a better idea than endless division, so just moving on with a Mania follow-up would be best for now.
  14. 2 points
    I'd worry that having a Classic 2D line, a Modern 3D (but actually mostly 2D) line, and a Modern 2D line (plus occasional spinoffs) might be oversaturating things. Platformers aren't as popular as they used to be and Sonic isn't as popular as he used to be; would enough people really be buying all of this to make it worthwhile? And I'd definitely prioritize more games like Mania and attempts to make 3D Sonic work over Modern dimension 2D games just to try to get more of those characters playable or whatever. You'd also have to find developers that could make a decent 2D Sonic game. Sonic Team sucks, Dimps' quality took a nosedive, and the handheld Boom games weren't exactly well received, and I'm not sure who they'd reach out to next.
  15. 1 point
    http://www.tssznews.com/2018/07/13/fan-fridays-project-hero-interview/ The guy did an amazing 3D Sonic engine which combines classic-inspired momentum physics, Adventure era freedom of movements, sheer sense of SPEED and various moves like boost, spin dash, drop dash... It's a joy to see for a Sonic fan from any faction be it Classic, Adventure or Modern factions. After hearing that Sonic Mania was made by fans, it inspired him to try and make his own engine for 3D Sonic. And a video for those didn't see it yet:
  16. 1 point
    Uh, I remember POP as that one station that swept up the leftovers that no other TV station wanted.
  17. 1 point
    Beat Mania Mode with Mighty.
  18. 1 point
    Cuz

    Sonic Mania Adventures

    That "Shadow or Silver can't work with the rest of the series" comes out in the same breath we just praised motiveless murder-bot Mark II's portrayal is just a little hilarious.
  19. 1 point
    Two days left til SDCC 2018. Hopefully, Sonic Boom Season 3 gets announced.
  20. 1 point
    BlueSky

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Thanks a lot @Mad Convoy, that was actually pretty interesting! Soo, in a way it's like USA kind of broke the "bond"/facade between the two communist countries and since it was done with making a deal with China it could seem dishonoring/jerkish to them if US president were to start getting better along with Russia, especially while the trading shenanigans are still an ongoing thing? Well, I think this shows rather well how important it is to know about history to understand how stuff like this works. I think I'll look more into this at some point, this was pretty interesting after all. Thanks again! 😄
  21. 1 point
    UpCDownCLeftCRightC

    Sonic Mania Adventures

    Honestly doubt it. Characters like Shadow and Silver have backstories that conflict hard with the basic Sonic narrative. Shadow and Silver in particular have had a rather pointless existence outside of their own games but because they have cool character designs some fans demand they stick around. Understandable but still problematic since they don't mesh with the identity of the series much. You'd have to fundamentally change the characters for them to be relevant alongside the main cast. Sonic and Tails don't generally get into the whole government conspiracy, revenge for an innocent child AIDS victim thing. (If it were up to me) I'd write them into a separate spin off comic type deal for the fans that love them and then bring them into the main series on the occasion that it actually worked tonally.
  22. 1 point
    Ashwalking Bat

    Sonic Mania Adventures

    Unless I am remembering it wrong, Mighty and Ray being in this was not accidental. At the end of Part 4 Ray sees Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles all converging to go to Eggman's lair. Ray points it out and they decide to go the same way. Though the ackward stares did serve as a bit of a funny break from the action. On a personal note of my own. I actually had a bit of Sonic OVA feeling seeing Tails use the device Sonic got from Eggman, to fuck with Eggman's machinery and catch Metal Sonic in the Force Tile Cube. The end result was actually pretty funny. Especially with that 'oh shit' look on Metal Sonic's face.
  23. 1 point
    Sooo does Julie-su NOT have glasses anymore? Last few times he showcased her then-current redesign he seemed pretty dead set on the glasses and the like. Maybe the criticism that she looked like Peggy Hill finally got to him. Also, MAN that grouping just looks awkward, with Xero hovering down on the side there like an afterthought. This is not a very good layout for a t-shirt, and that's without getting into the fact that the lens flare use is evocative of a middle schooler first playing around Photoshop in the 90s. Yeeeah, this is not the first nor will it be the last time. Despite being the title character, a lot of the stuff Penders posts has to do with everything BUT her, and he's got this weird tendency to constantly sideline her in one way or the next. Almost as though he's not really interested in writing for her... Combination of factors- firstly, his skills have generally degraded over the years due to inactivity. Secondly, his range is pretty limited- he's okay enough at drawing realistic humans, but anything beyond that is difficult for him, and he insists on using semi-realistic proportions on the Echyd'nya, who resemble the anthropomorphic animals he always struggled with. The biggest thing though? Penders cannot, for the life of him, digitally color, ink, or shade, yet insists on doing this himself. He's just straight up terrible at digital stuff and is much better with traditional methods, and as such he art looks even worse than it might normally because of the color jobs.
  24. 1 point
    Alright, up to Studiopolis so far, thought I’d give some thoughts. In all honesty, it’s no wonder Plus wasn’t getting heavy promotion before its release. I’m honestly a bit disappointed. First off, I will say this, Mighty is an absolute joy to play. It’s fun being able to get through spikes and drop smash while keeping your momentum going. I haven’t tried much of Ray yet though. I like that they removed the life system instead having a party system that allows your characters to pop in and out. But with that said...the first zone for something that was so cool and so asked for when Mania released originally, like it might not even be present. You run a little, go over a ramp, and done. That’s it. This could’ve been such a fun stage and a good selling point for Encore with a brand new zone and it amounts to nothing but playable exposition for why Mighty and Ray are here now. The levels are the biggest disappointment of all, I wasn’t expecting much, but it feels like the levels are the exact same with maybe one or two more secret paths in them and a new palette and that’s about it. I also do not like that every special stage ring has been shifted entirely to a new location. It’s a mixed bag because on one hand, it could encourage new exploration of the levels. On the other hand, considering the ease of use brought with the life system, I honestly wish they would’ve just given us more chances for the Emeralds instead of simply shifting where the current locations of the rings were. I also don’t like how the partner system is pretty random on who you can have at whichever point. I honestly would’ve preferred simply being able to pick who I want at any given point to explore a path I haven’t taken before instead of hoping I have the right set up beforehand. Maybe things will pick up but right now, meh.
  25. 1 point
    Rusty Spy

    It's Time!

    It's Time!
  26. 1 point
    -> Encore DLC is on Steam -> The latest Update isn't available so you can't use it
  27. 1 point
    Y'all have fun with Mania Plus; I'm just over here counting down the days till SAGE 2018 gets here
  28. 1 point
    Silvereyes

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    I sortof agree, I'm not a fan of writers like Joss Whedon and Steven Moffat whose characters often seemingly do nothing but quip at each and always have witty put downs for everyone. I don't hate Penders writing, I just think it is noticable for what is meant to be a comic for kids. And you are right, that whole nanites thing definetly seems like something from SATAM. I'm not sure what to think of Sonic being a bachelor. I mean, I guess it fits his character type, I could see Sonic in a more mature setting being the type who goes around having 1 night stands. I just don't think it really works in a comic meant for kids, and especially when we've been setting up since the very beginning that him and Sally are probably going to wind up together anyway. I wonder if Penders was inspired by James Bond for it considering how much he likes to reference Bond in the comic. That's interesting. I can't say I have any strong feelings about Tommy, he's just kindof there for me.
  29. 1 point
    Back in the good days we had Advance, we had Rush, we had Rivals, but the fans only knew to shift the spotlight to Sonic 06 and complain about it even to this day.
  30. 1 point
    Could be a throwback to the classic japanese boxarts featuring inspirational quotes. Sonic the Hedgehog / Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic the Hedgehog CD Sonic & Knuckles
  31. 1 point
    Y'know barring moral dilemmas I think how you present your opinion is always gonna be more important than what that opinion is.
  32. 1 point
    Miragnarok

    Sonic Headcanons

    Classic Sonic’s projectile from Chaos is canon, a form of manipulating chaos energy, but he considers the move dishonorable and rarely uses it. It’s also a strain on him. The Chaos Emeralds are the same between all three worlds, hence why they were inaccessible to the characters in Forces.
  33. 1 point
    Eh, possibly. Not sure they'd really need to be able to, though. Celestia didn't seem to pay much mind to him specifically either way.
  34. 1 point
    RedFox99

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Just saying, putting almost $40000 in £ just to make fun of Trump sounds immature at best. Thank you!
  35. 1 point
    For Comparison's sake: Old Broly: New Broly:
  36. 1 point
    It's been awhile since I posted anything here. I must say that the whole Heart of the Crystal Gems week was purely outstanding for how it moved for its plot. the first couple of episodes were alright there and then, but coming towards the last 3 were one of my favourites for the series thus far. And finally, we had Reunited.
  37. 1 point
    Jango

    Sonic Mania Reviews/Impressions Thread

    Yeah, but, wasn't you who didn't knew you could slide jump in Crash 2 untill 2 weeks ago, which is way more intuitive than Ray's gliding...? :V Leave @Mayor D take his time to figure it out I didn't knew how to properly use Mario's cape in World untill last month when a friend told me :V I would probably get stuck in the same place if @TheOcelot didn't explained Ray controls like Mario with the cape haha
  38. 1 point
    Yee, nice and late, time to think outside the box Speed of Sound - Chaotix Splash Garden - Sonic Pinball Party (just to confuse things, most Youtube videos have it as Frozen Bell). Main BGM - Sonic Dash Sonic Nightcore - Free (Sonic Free Riders)
  39. 1 point
    Reminder that there is only ONE DAY remaining to get your requests in for the Jammin' Hedgehog badge! The official close off date for requests will be 5am GMT on July 18th/12am EST on July 18th. That's roughly 30 hours left!
  40. 1 point
    DabigRG

    Sonic Headcanons

    Isn't she though? And I thought the attention would be more on her "romance" with Sonic than anything else.
  41. 1 point
    MainJP

    Sonic Headcanons

    It's lazy because they don't look how you want them to look? It's in the games and in official art like I just showed you. I guess Craig Mccracken is lazy because he didn't draw fingers on the Powerpuff girls. I'm getting the vibe that you want Sonic characters to have toes really badly. There's plenty of fanart out there that gives them toed feet you know. There's also the early Archie comics. This is... irrelevant. Not trying to be mean, but I don't see the point in this argument. You want them to have toes so you ignore official Japanese art from a Japanese series because it's not anatomically correct?
  42. 1 point
    MainJP

    Sonic Headcanons

    Do you not see Focke-Wolf from Tails Sky Patrol in my image? He had the flipper feet before Sonic Adventure. It’s a stylistic choice.
  43. 1 point
    No programmer worth their salt is going to reply to this. You've not said what specifically you need them to do, you've shown no details from your game and everything has just been so vague. You're not the first person to ask for help like this but you won't get many replies unless you actually give people a reason to be excited and want to help on the project.
  44. 1 point
    Made using Photoshop CC & Illustrator.
  45. 1 point
    Sega DogTagz

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Later in that same scuffle, Shadow Chaos Controled himself and Metal into Blaze's world - which is all sorts of crazy. Shadow also Chaos Controls in and out of the special zone a couple of times - once right in front of Fiest who was powerless to stop him from getting away. Even Hope had issues building a stable portal to the special zone. Shadow does it at the drop of a hat.
  46. 1 point
    Kazhnuz

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Because there are many other things to do with a character than making them "whorshipped" ? For me, Shadow and Silver got even some more interesting evolution than Sonic, mostly in the first continuity though. (how Flynn handled Shadow going to GUN, for instance, or how many stories Silver got, even if his search for the "traitor" got to be a bit of a running gag, even if I really liked how it was solved) And if we are talking about "invincible here moments", the biggest of them all was for Silver. Battling Enerjak head-to-head without even a Super Form is for me one of the most powerfull thing that a character did xD
  47. 1 point
    Done. Holy crap I don't care for Penders but that is way too far.
  48. 1 point
    Linkabel

    Linkabel's artwork!

    And a quick update
  49. 1 point
    Decided I'm just gonna post them here every 10 drawings, so here are drawings 2 to 11! Nozomi Toujou, Love Live! Merlina, Sonic and the Black Knight Kira, Infinite Space Flora, Fire Emblem: Fates Natalie, Ape Escape Adell, Disgaea 2 Kaoru Tanamachi, Amagami SS Zizou Olympia, Legend of the Dark Witch (which I think is the best so far) Kaname Buccaneer, Macross Delta Ninomiya Rui, Gatchaman Crowds That's all of em so far!
  50. 1 point
    No idea why, but the Pokemon drawing just ended up looking better than my other recent ones lel
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