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    So, after a very long time, I finally have my own car! Used, from a family friend who's also an engineer, so it's in incredible condition, almost feels like it's new. It's very satisfying to drive a car of my own, rather than borrow my mom or dads car like I have been this past year.
  3. 5 points
    I have sinned. anD THERE'S NO GOING BACK
  4. 5 points
    <video> Previously-undiscovered SF64 secret
  5. 4 points

    Your outlook for the 3D series

    Hard to have any real positive outlook after Forces turned out how it did after 4 years of waiting and at this point I have no clue where they go next. I doubt they have much of an idea of what to do next either. Their return to Boost was a flop and sidescrolling gameplay in the 3D games has only gotten worse and worse with each time it's used since it's return in Unleashed. Adventure is the most requested style, but I doubt they have the talent, funds, and money to give it a real shot. Not only that, it feels like the team is burnt out or just floating along. There's no real passion in their games anymore. Mania was full of it. You could tell the people working on it wanted to deliver something special and worked their asses off to provide it. I don't see that from Sonic Team, I can't feel or see that in their recent games. The team needs people who want to do everything in their power to try and deliver a game like Mania or Unleashed that looks and feels chock full of passion and effort, but I doubt that will happen. I really don't know what they do next, but I'd lean towards it being another lackluster title, maybe a movie-tie in (which will sink my expectations further, but whatever at that point) in 2019. I don't have high hopes.
  6. 4 points
    When artists say they made a drawing on their phones and call it a quick five minute sketch when it looks better than what I can do in 30 minutes
  7. 4 points
    Goku will use the Dragon Balls to revive all the fallen fighters when he gets announced for Smash
  8. 3 points
    One thing I definitely don't agree with, with regards to Forces, is that Sega/Sonic Team put /no/ passion or effort or care into making it. As if the whole time they were making it, they didn't give a damn at all. I just simply don't agree at all - I heard that before playing the game myself, and as I was playing, I SAW the effort and passion there. It was obvious to me in their attempt at a darker story, in their attempt at making the new villain Infinite, in them trying to do 3 different play styles in one game, and it was definitely there with the introduction of the Avatar/character customization and the soundtrack. I saw it myself, and I felt it. It never felt like I was playing a game made by people who didn't care OR who didn't try. Now, that being said, is it incredibly obvious that Sonic Mania had MORE effort and passion put into it? I'd absolutely say yes, and that's incredibly clear - even though I didn't play Mania myself, I watched my sibling play it, and I could see AND feel all of the passion and effort that went into that game. However, not having the same amount of passion and effort... doesn't mean that there wasn't any at all, y'know what I mean? Mania may have had more put into it, sure, but to then turn around and say that Forces had NONE and that people just basically shat it out without a care in the world or without legitimately trying to produce something good... nah, I totally disagree. If it's not good enough for you personally, if there wasn't enough passion and care for you personally, I can totally understand that. I just disagree that Forces is the result of people who didn't care and didn't try at all, and I didn't just come to this conclusion blindly - I played the game myself and I saw what was there, and I could see the care, the effort, the passion, the genuine attempt. It might not have been as much as with Mania, and there were clearly problems along the way, but it WAS there.
  9. 3 points
    Well, for all Switch Owners, I wholeheartedly recommend A Hat in Time, it's a great 3D Platformer that harkens back the N64 era games and heavily inspired by Super Mario Sunshine, it's a great buy and I bet being able to play it anywhere will only enhance the experience. ...Now if you'll forgive me, I'll sit on a corner waiting half a year for the new DLC on PS4, since they only announced it for PC as of now.
  10. 3 points
    My video game tastes are pretty niche (if that's the right word for it) compared to usual here. That, or I rarely ever actually talk about the games I like.
  11. 3 points
    Well looks like I made it through another birthday. The second cake turned out good and the nachos were solid. My computer only gave me issues this morning and other wise worked fine. My little thrown together pic at least got me drawing something today and even though it's not great it serves its purpose for the most part. Now tomorrow it's back to the regular old grind and I can put another birthday behind me peacefully. Thanks to everyone who offered their support and sorry if I still came across as a downer. No promises about being more positive, but I'll at least have a go at being a little bit less pessimistic and negative. Have a good night everyone.
  12. 3 points

  13. 3 points
    Wasn't too lost on Fallout. A fun time.
  14. 3 points
    When you think about it, Amy in the pre-Unleashed era was honestly one of the more influential characters, even if her role wasn't always combat orientated. Sonic and the more combat oriented people might be the big faces of the band so to speak, but in many ways she was the one who often times noticed or helped out in the small but important ways that others overlooked. Take Gamma for instance: A machine who blindly followed orders no matter what, proving himself to be the best of Eggman's robotic soldiers at the time, but harboring doubts when he saw Eggman's callousness towards his fellow machines who had failed. She managed to influence Gamma to start doubting Eggman and was brave enough to stand against Sonic despite him wanted to destroy Gamma, thus allowing for Gamma to not only turn against Eggman despite his limited programming, but also drive him to destroy several of Eggman's strongest soldiers at the time and free his trapped Flicky family. Shadow was a grief-stricken revenge minded person, driven only by distorted memories of his past and friend, and a desire to punish humanity for destroying his life. She managed to get through Shadow's memory block in Sonic Adventure 2 where no one else was able to and convince him of the error of his actions and the true intentions of his dead friend, not only allowing for the world to be saved from Gerald's revenge beyond the grave, but also in the long term ensured a permanent new ally in the fight against evil. Silver was a well-intended, but sadly gullible pawn who was so desperate for the salvation of his future, that he was mislead by evil into nearly ensuring a far worse future for everyone. Yet deep down he harbored doubts of his mission, but did not see any reason to change since he believed it was what needed to be done, even if unpleasant. She was able to plant the seeds of doubt in Silver's mind in the erased 06 continuity by defending Sonic from him despite the drastic power difference, and made him start questioning his actions working for Mephiles, thus ensuring that in the long term he would be able to help put an end to the threat of Solaris. She's not the best fighter, and her bratty moments and obsession with Sonic does get in her way at times, but when the chips were down, she often times ended up being a more important catalyst for change for several of the most prominent characters in the franchise than any amount of the flashy kickassery of her larger than life friends, and did so primarily through her smaller actions of being an honest and kind soul.
  15. 2 points
    For at least the tenth time now, Ken has announced a new release date for TLSC: I'd really thought that he'd finally learned to not announce any dates until he's completely certain, but apparently not.
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  18. 2 points
    The moon being the assist trophy is one of the funniest things Ive seen in this game.
  19. 2 points
    Egg Dragoon from Unleashed is probably my favorite boss theme in the entire series....... so the theme you hear when fighting it in Forces is like a twisted, sick joke or something
  20. 2 points
    Art #49 -- No time like the... Bramblewood A5 Notebook - Page 30
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  22. 2 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    What controversy. There is not any controversy unless someone is literally 10 years old and their mom just popped their hand for saying heck or crap. IDW is NOT archie and this is noting new. They have much more freedom in language in their books. The stories are also more mature to a extent. I mean were on issue what 8 and we are having stories about the end of a war and people rebuilding their lifes and cities while still fighting and "some" are upset someone used the word CRAP. Hell this is just......just wow. Hell even damn has its use. say a bomb is about to go off and suddenly say neo tells sonic and oh while your dealing with that im about to burn down this village while flooding this city filled with children. A damn said under the breath would be fine.
  23. 2 points
    http://vidadepostureo.tumblr.com/post/176730082996/audio-please please watch this video with the sound on
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  25. 2 points
    I know it hasn't even been two days, but it feels like FOREVER since I been on here . . . Probably because I usually come here on my mobile, and since it caught fire a few days ago its been out of commission XD
  26. 2 points
    The Moon should be playable. I can see the tag-line now. "The Moon CRASHES DOWN!"
  27. 2 points
    everytime someone calls someone else the GOAT, i just imagine an actual like, triumphant goat
  28. 2 points
    Wow! A game for the Vita in 2019? That's 2 forgotten things coming back next year
  29. 2 points
    On the subject of the current team. All past Sonic games from Sumo were done by the Sheffield team, even the handhelds. Pretty sure this one is being done by the Nottingham team. But even if it was done by the Sheffield team, it's not the same team that was there when ASRT was being made, I know a lot of key figures have moved on, but even down to the QA team, it looks really different to the team that was there during the ASRT days.
  30. 2 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Knuckles always had a dirty mouth. Remember Sonic Heroes?
  31. 2 points

    Your outlook for the 3D series

    I have absolutely no faith in modern Sonic anymore lol. And this is coming from someone who loved Unleashed and thought Sonic Lost World was a good game (but don't really blame people who don't like it and can see where it failed) Classic Sonic has always been my preferred gameplay for Sonic, and I think classic is in good hands, but unless Sega completely restructures how they approach general Sonic development (and tbh I have my doubts that Sonic Team is looking at Mania and actually comprehending why people like it so much, at least to an extent that they can reasonably apply it to their own philosophy), modern Sonic is gonna rot away 'cause I don't feel like there's anyone left at Sonic Team who truly cares about it anymore. Sonic Forces is fucking terrible. I played half of it - no, more than that since I got to stage 20 or so, and I could not fucking bring myself to finish it at all. Like, it's weird, I don't hate it in the sense that I have very much emotional investment in it to truly hate it in the first place (my most hated 3D Sonic is probably Heroes, and I managed to finish that one few times over the past decade). But it's positively without a doubt one of the worst 3D Sonic games ever made. It's one of those games that's so bad that it made me lose complete faith in the developers and I can't comprehend at all how they can turn around from this without getting someone who cares about 3D Sonic about as much as Whitehead and Thomley care about 2D Sonic. Which means kicking every higher-up out the window and starting fresh with a new team of passionate individuals who actually know a thing or two about good, interesting new ideas Bring on Mania 2. It upsets me but I can't bring myself to care about modern anymore because I am not part of whatever audience Sega thinks they're trying to target with shitty output like Rise of Lyric or Forces.
  32. 1 point
    Same difference. He's made claims like this before, multiple times, and has come up with squat, each and every time. There won't be a winter release, just like the last time there wasn't a winter release, or the summer release before that.
  33. 1 point
    One thing that sticks in my mind is how Sonic Team went on a trek to South America in search of inspiration for Sonic Adventure. Let’s set aside talent and just focus on passion here. Would modern Sonic Team have the spirit to do that? Not a chance.
  34. 1 point
    New figure announced: And a limited-edition version with Sparx! Looks neat, but I'm still waiting for that leaked NECA action figure to be revealed.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point

    Ducktales (2017)

    Apple shortbread pie with a scoop of sea-salt ice cream
  37. 1 point
    Its not. But its clearly used in place of "OMFG" which is a swear. The fact that someone came in here and brought it up. and some time later we are still talking about it says otherwise. Personally, I could care less about the language. Crap is harmless to me and I wouldn't bat an eye if the writer went a little bit farther down that road. But at the same time, we all know what its a stand in for, so if someone took offense to it, I'd understand that too. Hence, why I like to go the creative route. ^^
  38. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I didn't know "Oh my stars and garters" was profanity...
  39. 1 point
    So quick birthday update before nachos for dinner; Computer trouble to start the day Cake fell out of the spring form-pan and oven while nowhere near done Thought a great birthday gift would be seeing my wonky little Amy/Rosy design drawn again so whipped up this sloppy and haphazard scribble Other than that uneventful so far. Hopefully it stays that way for the rest of the day, or at least trouble free.
  40. 1 point

    Mania Glitch Thread

    Alright, here's a thing: I took Tails through (what is usually) Knuckles' LRZ 2 exit to Hidden Palace/the Heavy King fight. At the checkpoint before the fight you can fly up/left to reach a platform and then up/right and you can trigger the Heavy Rider fight. Rider's stunt ramps are semisolid to the players for some reason, and I softlocked the level transition by standing on the left ramp because the characters wanted to run off to the right but kept slipping back (hitting pause skipped to MMZ though). e: and if you don't get stuck on a platform you run off into a wall and the transition softlocks anyway.
  41. 1 point

    Your outlook for the 3D series

    I agree with you there. I never understood the idea behind people without much context saying how 2D games will get old and boring... yet 3D games doesn't have this curse somehow? Doesn't make any logic to me. A good game is a good game and a bad game is a bad game, being 2D or 3D don't change that by itself. If the 2D games got boring to everybody later-on then it's simply because the new titles don't have enough interesting good ideas put into them and or good enough execution of ideas... and going 3D instead wouldn't fix that problem.
  42. 1 point
    We're not praising the company tho', we're praising the developers for sticking to their guns and actually facing the company they work for to actually get this shit fixed. Activision can fuck off for all I care because of that move. Toys for Bob on the other hand, have my respect for actually sticking up to their project.
  43. 1 point
    We shouldn’t be praising companies for doing the standard, and going as far to say they’re too good for us. Great that they did it, as opposed to not, but this simply brings the game to the bare minimum standard of quality and customer goodwill. Like many games that have the product on the disc and available. I shouldn’t have to be grateful, like they did some Herculean task. Like, I shouldn’t be grateful the waiter got me a plate for my food to go on, when that’s, Yknow, the standard thing to do. Again, I’m appreciative they did it, but this shouldn’t be something to sing praises about either since this should have been a “no shit” thing in the first place
  44. 1 point
    Dr. Detective Mike

    Your dream remaster

    Eh. The fanbase raged WAY harder when the 4kids actors showed up. They'll be fine.
  45. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I really hope your joking about that being a bad word. I cant even....
  46. 1 point
    And then he glues back on to his face to make a mustache
  47. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    "Dorky Silver" is when he's at his best imo. Gives the guy some humility without turning him into a complete joke. Him trying his hardest to be friendly but being a bit awkward just makes him endearing compared to when he was just another stiff imo. I like the contrast between Silver trying to be more of a proper hero and Sonic's more laidback approach to everything.
  48. 1 point

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Sonic Universe #1-#4: Like I said before, I've been very eager to get to Sonic Universe. This first 4 parter focusing on Shadow is pretty great, although really it isn't a typical 4 parter. Rather it is 4 stories centering on Shadow, with a loose arc about the formation of Team Dark. I guess I should bring up Sonic X #40 that takes place before Universe #1? Not sure what to say about it, aside from it being neat. I forgot Metal Sonic was never in X so that was interesting having X Eggman react to him. Shadow interacting with Sonic and Chris was interesting, although I imagine this must clash with the TV show when Shadow comes back in season 3 in some capacity. Nothing much else to say really, maybe if I cared more about X I'd find it more emotional about Chris reacting to Shadow, but it is a cool thing that happened. I suppose maybe if you were to be cynical, it is perhaps a bit cheap that X's final issue is used to basically advertise the comic that would replace it, but I don't think it is an issue, especially when the X comic probably couldn't ever have a proper ending since they were stuck at the end of season 2. #1 has Shadow and Metal Sonic arrive in Blaze's dimension, when Metal Sonic knocks Shadow into the sea and has to be rescued by Blaze and Marine. Blaze explains that she knows about Sonic by meeting him in the Sonic Rush tie-in way back in issues #160-#161, and then again in the Sonic Rush Adventure adaptation in #180, with that game's plot seemingly happening comic wise off panel. The trio head to port when they find Metal Sonic blowing the place up, forcing the 3 to fight Metal. Shadow tries to reason to Metal about not being a slave to the Eggman, but Metal refuses to change sides, forcing the 3 to take him out. Shadow returns to his dimension with a Chaos Emerald Blaze had gotten from Sonic from their off panel adventure. Pretty good issue, if perhaps a little odd for a first issue. It is odd for the first issue of a new series to start in the middle of a story about Shadow and Metal Sonic, not to mention doesn't really have that much to do with the other 3 issues of the Shadow Saga which have a focus on Team Dark as a whole. Still, it is a fun story. It is cool Blaze is now properly a character now in the comics, Marine is written well as being funny and annoying, and Shadow works as a lead character. It's a minor problem, but I must admit I am disappointed about how Blaze is handled. At the end of the Rush adaptation, after fighting Sonic, she promises to turn up again to see him about a future destiny. The Rush Adventure adaptation seems to purposely omit Blaze and the alternate dimension when Sonic and Tails meet Marine and run into Johnny, I premuse so that Blaze coming back was kept for a proper issue story. So it is a little disappointing that as it turns out, it turns out the Rush Adventure adaptation was basically a 1:1 retelling of the game off panel, meaning Blaze's foreshadowing in #161 essentially goes nowhere, and it means Blaze's development from a cold loner to learning the power of friendship happens off panel too, since when we meet her in Universe #1, she is friendly and chill. Like I say, it doesn't bother me that much, but I guess it is a little disappointing. Still, Blaze is now properly established as a character now, which with Silver being introduced only a couple of months ago in the main Sonic comic and Omege's introduction in Universe #3, it does feel like a push to try and get all the remaining Sonic secondary characters in the comicsverse. I think at this point Cream is the only noticable absent character. Still, fun issue, and it is a nice way of showing that Universe will be focusing on characters other than Sonic. It has a very funny moment with Marine too. #2 is fairly simple. It focuses on 2 stories, with a retelling of Adventure 2 in the comic continuity while in the present, Sonic, Shadow and Rouge stop one of Eggman's machines from blowing up the Freedom Fighters. Pretty good overall, we did talk about this earlier in the thread and it is neat having the comic show what happened in the comic's version of Adventure 2, since previous it happened off panel. It is kindof funny seeing it happen with Tails, Knuckles and Amy present, with Sonic teaming up with Rouge for half of it, which makes it feel like a bit of a "what if?" story, even if the result it essentially the same as the game. It is a nice twist though that when Rouge gets locked in the GUN facility, Sonic actually makes a truce with Shadow to go rescue her, that is a nice detail of this version. More of an action packed issue, with the focus more on Sonic and Shadow basically being friends now, which Rouge teases Shadow about, and Shadow's development from villian to hero. Solid stuff and helps give Shadow some development, as well as making his backstory nice and clear. I think the only bit that bugged was that apparently, the Adventure 2 events happened only 1 year before the present day, which I think is inaccurate since it would mean the last 100 issues of the main comic have taken place over a single year, and I'm pretty sure Sonic was lost in space for a year after being thought dead at the end of #125. Ah well, whatever, probably best not to think about it, I imagine a comic like this is going to always have a compressed timeframe, otherwise Sonic should be in his 20s by now. #3 has Shadow sent to retrieve Gamma for GUN, as Gamma has been working as a lone agent fighting Eggman's badniks after the Adventure adaptation, and Eggman is going to send Omega to have him terminated. Shadow finds Gamma in the snowy mountains, but Omega arrives causing problems. Shadow tries to save Gamma, but Omega is able to destroy him, with Gamma uploading his soul essentially into Omega's systems, causing Omega to feel guilt for destroying Gamma and being a living weapon... even if Omega is still not exactly a nice robot. Still, pretty good stuff. More parallels for Shadow with him and Omega being built as weapons, a nice finale for Gamma, and Omega is now in the comic. #4's plot is about invading the Special Zone to get another Chaos Emerald for GUN, but really it's an issue about Team Dark working together, and Shadow having to work with others, as well as him being insecure about failing when he considers himself the Ultimate Lifeform. Hope, who now works for GUN as a genius scientist and who presumably was let go by Snively back in issue #177 I think, helps consol Shadow. Team Dark has to do the challenge of the god like being in the Special Zone to gain the Chaos Emerald, and working as a team they get it, with it ending with them being branded as Team Dark. Again, solid stuff. The Shadow Saga is very interesting to me. Unless I'm mistaken, it is a bit unique in how it is 4 stories with a theme, whereas from what I understand, most of Universe will have single stories told over 4 issue chunks. As the name implies, this focuses on Shadow, with him having to deal with his own problems of him being built as a weapon and trying to do the right thing. Honestly, aside from his usual angst, Shadow is pretty nice alot of the time really. Hell, I think he is nicer than a few incarnations of Sonic really, even with a bit of an attitute. All 4 issues are solid. I guess to nitpick, I do think issue 1 has little to do with the other 3 aside from Shadow and Metal talking about being living weapons. For a set of stories also about Team Dark, Rouge doesn't really get much focus even if she does alot in #2 and #4. She does stuff and pulls her weight, but it is never really about her, unlike Shadow and later Omega. Not to mention is has that game problem where Rouge is now suddenly a good guy spy for GUN, whereas last time we saw her in the comic I believe, she was teamed up with Scourge to try and steal things. #4 doesn't feel like much of a conclusion, hell, it feels like with the formation of Team Dark at the end it feels like it is setting up some future issues when it just awkwardly cuts to the teaser page for the next storyline about Mobius: 30 Years Later. Still, I really enjoyed this though. If the rest of Universe has this kind of quality and interesting storylines focusing on other Sonic characters, it wouldn't surprise me if Universe winds up being my favourite aspect of the Archie Sonic series. Hell, I think the quality of these issues prove that a Shadow/Team Dark spin off series could of worked by itself, it is that strong.
  49. 1 point

    Sonic Concept Art

    Pierre DeCelles worked on AoStH and Underground (mistakenly labelled SatAM) and posted some concept-arts.
  50. 1 point
    So I know this topic is really old and completely forgotten by now, but I kinda want to bring up something that I wasn't really sure where to put it, or if I wanted to start up a new topic that won't really get anywhere: Sonic strangely always strikes me as a person who is exactly what he appears to be (friendly, heroic, freedom and stuff)...but only when everything works to his favor, and he isn't the cause of the problem. Think about it: In almost every adventure he's ever been in, most of the things that go bad tend to be the result of outside forces, and rarely has he ever been in a situation where bad stuff happens BECAUSE of his philosophy on life, or his own personal actions. Granted you could note cases such as Unleashed and Lost World, but I'm a little iffy on both because of the former not really doing anything with the concept due to a lack of development plotwise in that regard, and the latter handling the concept so clumsily that I honestly felt like it didn't really do it very well.
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