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  1. 6 points
    I will not have Twinsanity being disrespected like this in my house.
  2. 5 points
    Winter Spirit Ultima

    F

    F
  3. 4 points
    Winter Spirit Ultima

    This is cute

    This is cute
  4. 4 points
    social anxiety is spending 30 minutes writing a silly joke post then another 5 hesitating to submit it before ultimately deciding not to
  5. 4 points
    Solly

    next smash fighter leaked

    next smash fighter leaked
  6. 4 points
    I know this may be tiered, but it looks like everything (Pokemon, Items, moves, move-sets via level-up, etc)from gen 7 was ported into Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. Things add up even less.
  7. 3 points
    Ooh, was afraid of this sort of thing happening. Right, so I think it's worth pointing out that Iizuka didn't directly answer whether or not there would actually be an anniversary title that year. While it's in the realm of possibility given the series' precedent, also keep in mind that we never got a proper 25th anniversary title, either. 2016 was a year of the Rio Olympics and Fire and Ice, so it's not necessarily a given that it'll be a major game. He could be planning another party where they reveal a yet future title, like they did with Mania and Forces. We don't know. As for the drop dash, I'm not sure why that would replace the Wisps? They're a different sort of variable in the series; it's like saying Mario's ground pound should replace the fire flower or some other power up, that isn't really how it works. I'm actually considering writing up an article regarding the Wisps sometime, because I think their hate is largely founded on unstable presuppositions on what they actually are or what fans think they're supposed to be, but I digress. To be quite frank, I'm sort of hoping there isn't an "anniversary game", I guess mainly because I'd like to see something in the Mania category a little sooner than that? It'd also benefit if the next "3D" Sonic game had more time in the oven, so a 2022 release for that would be a good move. Just my thoughts on the matter.
  8. 2 points
    Tornado

  9. 2 points
    (pic/art) god i haven't drawn these two fuckers in forever
  10. 2 points
    What the actual legitimate fuck is wrong with some people? You expect a kid who’s too young to watch John Wick to know fully well who the man is?
  11. 2 points
    Pure positive energy emanates from this image
  12. 2 points
    Milo

    link 2: zelda: the faces of evil

    link 2: zelda: the faces of evil
  13. 2 points
    real new event hours
  14. 1 point
    https://www.activision.com/cdn/crash/CTR_NF_COMIC.pdf Love how they made a comic for CTR Nitro Fueled.
  15. 1 point
    Well that was terrifying. Just played race "Android Alley" for the first time ever (Online race), had no idea of the lay-out...and I finished 1st.
  16. 1 point
    I just found this. If wasn't legend, Han and Leia would have a cute granddaughter: Well... At the same time I would like if this was real, I also don't want. This pretty much shows how the franchise was heavily capitalized. Thanks Disney to buy Lucasfilms, if not, this is how the Skywalker family would look like: X means characters killed by Mickey Mouse Disney.
  17. 1 point
    I’m helping out at a restaurant run by my dad’s friend. This should be a nice experience.
  18. 1 point
    Shaddy Zaphod

  19. 1 point
    after seeing TS4 i am very adamant (i always was tho) that Toy Story is the greatest film franchise of all time, and i will take no disagreements, thank you, class dismissed
  20. 1 point
    Crash still going strong on the Switch y'all. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/06/here_are_the_top_10_best-selling_third-party_switch_games_as_of_may_2019
  21. 1 point
    I'm applying for a writing job, and they want me to give them a two page research paper by tomorrow. I sent the application weeks ago and thought it a lost cause, so I'm actually happy to have a homework assignment omg.
  22. 1 point
    Have to use phone SSMB... computer SSMB is faster to use and more handy. 😞 I might make a few spelling errors as a result.
  23. 1 point
    Pawn

    Pokémon Sword & Shield (Available Now)

    I don't think that was ever up for debate regarding Let's Go though? Everything about it suggested a lower budget to begin with. As for Sword and Shield, it's possible that the new camping gimmick (replacing Amie or whatever) includes new animations, which might go some way to explain their claim that the Pokémon require extra work to put in the game. I can't imagine it satisfying people either way, but I feel there must be some truth to their official line on this. Because they can't seriously believe the usage of the same models would ever go unnoticed.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Sega should be more willing to throw money at the IP if they want a better return.
  26. 1 point
    4 years between mainline titles is pretty long. The time between Lost World and the announcement of Forces sucked. The Boom games came out and were terrible and then nothing. For me it felt like the series low. I mean 06 was worse than Lost World, but at least we still had other stuff like Rush Adventure, Rivals 2, Secret Rings etc. And Unleashed was out soon after. 2014-2017 just felt dead. Another 2D game in the meantime would be nice. This time with no reused levels. And better bosses. And no Bonus Stages that weren't built to interrupt the game every few seconds. As for the next 3D game, I guess it'll be a next-gen game then. Hopefully they go all out with it. I actually enjoyed Forces, but it felt cheap. And please move on from the Boost gameplay. And, as with the next 2D game, please no old levels. The Drop Dash stuff is worrying, because it sounds like Classic Sonic will continue to be shoved into Sonic Team's games for no reason with no true understanding of what made the Classic games good. But maybe I should be blindly optimistic and take it to mean Modern Sonic games won't be built around the boost anymore and will use the Spin/Drop Dash in future games instead.
  27. 1 point
    Kuzu

    Crash Team Racing

    Crash Team Racing
  28. 1 point
    So it turns out: ADV Version Netflix Equivalent. Had been worried for a little bit.
  29. 1 point
    Yikes. I've been hearing that Netflix butchered Evangelion's localization. Such a shame.
  30. 1 point
    I'm kinda mad that they didn't got the pre-console mixes for the Legacy Soundtrack or at least a FLAC file from Josh, because the version they put in the game is like 240p... ;/
  31. 1 point
    Failinhearts

    Morning!

    Morning!
  32. 1 point
    Toy Story 4 is good! Not as good as TS3, but still a great watch.
  33. 1 point
    Panda Claus

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Considering the comic’s still doing yearly arcs, and that 25 will supposedly be the first issue of year 3, I’m not sure.
  34. 1 point
    Finally got Sonic in Sega Heroes!
  35. 1 point
    Winter Spirit Ultima

    Sonic Channel

    Dat leg.
  36. 1 point
    Winter Spirit Ultima

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Also here's something regarding the Tangle Whisper covers: apparently they're supposed to be connected, according to Evan Stanley. There's another cover from #1 we haven't seen yet.
  37. 1 point
    Jingilator

    Happy 1st day of summer!

    Happy 1st day of summer!
  38. 1 point
    Fly Me to the Moon isn't in Netflix Eva. Why did Netflix even fucking bother with this show?
  39. 1 point
    That's been a huge problem for a while now. There hasn't been good 3D level design in a Sonic game ever since Sonic Generations. If we let Sonic Team make some levels, how do we know it won't end up just like Sonic Forces' level design?
  40. 1 point
    They should hire this guy. The 3D Taxman.
  41. 1 point
    I love all the new environments and music in Super Mario Maker 2. It's almost like they're letting us fans make brand new sequels to Mario Bros, 3, and World.
  42. 1 point
    Failinhearts

    jib

    jib
  43. 1 point
    Whatever problems I might have with Pokémon Sword and Shield, at least I know the music will be fire
  44. 1 point
    The Hype Train? No, this locomotive is grander.
  45. 1 point
    Ok, at this point it’s safe to say that Sonic Mania isn’t for me, like I didn’t enjoy the game at all.
  46. 1 point
    Heckboy

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Thank god, I was starting to get worried he'd been forgotten.
  47. 1 point
    DabigRG

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I listened to BumbleKast 89(?; it was BumbleKwest or whatever) last night and heard a few things. Also I listened to a different one a little while ago and remember this much
  48. 1 point
    With the added costs of the extra 3 months of work I don't think a dump on streaming is being considered as an option.
  49. 1 point
    Here' a high quality render of Banjo and Kazooie. If you select "Open Image in New Tab," then you can look at every individual strand of fur as well as the many texture in all their glory.
  50. 1 point
    Not to defend a viewpoint I'm personally critical of, but this is a bit of a false equivalency that you're using that barely relates at all. The disdain for the movie is based on personal preference and expectations where as Sonic 4 not playing like the classics is an objective that those who obsessed over the most minute understanding of were able o see well in advance. Even when one can prove that the majority thinks something is ugly or likely you fail you have to consider that hat is a collection of subjective viewpoints that happen to align. The only fact that can be gleaned from that is that the majority, which can literally be defined as ≥50.0...1%, think it is ugly and that it will fail. It's not a fair comparison even if your intentions are in the right place. So onto the problem in general The problem is that you aren't taking into consideration how much affect that first opinion has on most people (my dad and I were just discussing first opinions the other day) and a number of the other factors that result in these outcomes. Most importantly however is that most forums like this one are made up of eth minority of people who will be consuming the product in any form. We are though particularly loud so we can seem like a lot more voices than we are. So these other movies succeeding for a number of entries is typically due to the silent majority continuing to partake to some extent since the declining numbers speak for themselves. For most studios whose primary purpose is to make money that is enough reason to let the creators go at it again regardless of critical or fan reception. That is one of the unique hurdles that the Sonic movie has encountered though, like New Coke their was enough public outcry and disdain that the prospect of making money looked threatened and the studio doubled back to avoid that and recover as much of the production costs as possible even if it has cost them more money in the process. Considering that let's break it down a little bit further There are three things to consider here. 1) The marketing department is using millions of dollars to convince us that we should want to see it. They have failed at that in part to not putting out a great trailer which overrides the controversial design and because they had to promote a movie from a franchise whose main character in the 90s had a design rivaling Mickey Mouse in global recognition. That means you have a lot of people already having a pre conceived notion of what Sonic should look like that they've passed o to their children, nieces, and nephews. Thus you have a very large amount of people who are trained to think of Sonic in a particular way making the marketing team's job even harder since the trailer shows nothing outside of Sonic smashing an unrecognizable and unnamed even Dr Eggman/Robotnik that one could relate to the IP in any existing interpretation. It's a astronomically hard sell at this point. 2) You frequent mentioning of the test screening actually references back to saying see it to know for sure. Trust your own eyes in other words, and considering the one South American screening got me hopeful we would get something I found better than the motion poster and not less appealing to me, "seeing is believing" became a very good point of reference for me and a lot of others. it what I meant when I said that people have felt betrayed, and it definitely was not in a good way based on the response from Paramount to rebuild Sonic for the movie. 3)I wonder if you are familiar with the saying "speak with your wallet". If not it is a saying that generally means if you want the company trying to convince you to spend your money on their product that you don't like then don't spend any money on it. At this point most people contributing to this thread who don't like it have expressed a dislike of the live-action setting for Sonic, a human audience surrogate who will naturally take away from Sonic and Eggman to justify their presence, the lack of most game elements beyond use as Easter Eggs and a general avoidance of the source material, a generic plot of human with problems gets help from alien (in)directly while helping alien (part of why E.T is kind of a horrible thing to say to think of for this movie as again it makes Tom the main character and not Sonic), the movie design for Sonic, Eggman, and Eggman's robots, as well as the lack of that fantastical and surreal worlds presented in the games no less the cast of characters, and even Sonic's unusual never seen before lightning and EMP powers. In short, regardless of how valid or not the complaints seem to you, to the person expressing them they are extremely important and enough reason to dislike the movie and express that in any form they can think of, up to and including not spending money on the movie. So, while you're right that one can not, and should not pass final judgement on something they have yet to experience for themselves, they can say that it looks bad to them and that they don't want to give it the chance to prove them wrong. Now of course you also have to consider that sometimes when you see someone say "this is bad" that they simply aren't fully detailing their opinion as they are being economical with their time and are frequently action under the presumption that when they say they think something is bad and going to fail that everyone already understands all of eth additional information that goes into those words. And frankly they are not wrong to as most people talk to those they immediately know who typically do already presume all of that background information when the statement is said or something similar enough. When those presumptions don't exist typically that is when "why do you think that" should be asked. Unfortunately not everyone is willing to elaborate simply due to either an inability or refusal to believe that someone doesn't see something the same way they do. In those cases it is usually best to move on as there is no need to hurt yourself trying to engage with people like that. My favorite example of a movie I found great but had horrible trailers was Get Smart starring Steve Carrell. Problem there though is that it mostly looked like they were being untruthful to the character of Maxwell Smart and not making him an elite agent like we was. In other words it was appearing unfaithful to the source material just like the Sonic movie. The big problem here though is that only Maxwell Smart seemed off (fortunately he wasn't, didn't even miss it by that much) where with the Sonic movie everything seems off or looks off. Bright fantastical worlds that can support darker narratives and themes. Nope, just the good ol' USA as Hollywood is wont to stick with. Oshima's iconic design that once rivaled Mickey Mouse in global recognition. Nope, instead a strangely human take on a cartoon hedgehog that doesn't even try beyond the most basic description of the character (I am kind of surprised that they didn't take inspiration from how Sonic's eyes were in the OVA and just give him a white raccoon mask to simulate his mono eye/eye mask). Eggman's colorful and inventive robots that highlight his playful and goofy sides. Nope, just generic Hollywood evil drones in black and red. And it goes on and on. This of course leads us to your question of why not go in with neutral expectations and waiting to judge until after you've seen it with your own eyes. Well, if we look at the above paragraph there are very hefty amount of expectations that go with using Sonic and not meeting them is frequently met with disappointment (Paramount is alone here as SEGA isn't safe from that either). Now the problem that your idea of stay neutral is very hard to have as usually the only way someone can stay neutral is to be completely unfamiliar with something. If you don't know anything you don't know what to expect and can't have any expectations; only hopes of liking what you see. But you won't find that wit hSOnic here at least. This is a Sonic fansite so everyone here knows Sonic and has there own expectations for him so there is no way they can look at the movie and stay neutral. Even major supporters like @PeterPancake and @Myst are so overjoyed to see Sonic on the big screen that their expectations of the joy that should bring most Sonic fans ill prepared them for the reality that unfolded. They expected the love of Sonic that Sonic fans have would have made them love the movie but their expectations underestimated just how much people love Sonic. They love him to the point that they only want to see him done right and done justice, and unfortunately even if this movie were to put Shakespeare to shame it isn't doing Sonic right or doing justice to the brand. it is changing nigh everything and telling people that what they love can't succeed. Believe it or not but that is very easy to take as a personal insult because you're effectively being told what you like sucks and can't entertain anyone, yourself included. Arrogant hyperbole like that leaves people actually hoping for failure just to spite those who wronged them and prove that they had no understanding of why something was popular in the first place which has already been proven just by saying they have to change it or it doesn't work It's a bit of a messy situation where respect was lost the moment the creators didn't show any to what they were adapting and the fanbase of nearly thirty years. When you start by insulting people, no matter how unintentional, you lower people's expectations out of the gate making it even more difficult to have neutral expectations. There is in the end a lot of negativity around this project because their is a lot of love from the fans and the creators of the movie, but the creators lacked respect and created distrust and lowered expectations. When those lowered expectations were exceeded in ways that were not well received it only made the original distrust stronger and the emotions built from feelings of betrayal that much fiercer. Unfortunately no amount of positivity on your end can overcome that instilled bitterness that you've been seeing here. just know though that it is so deeply ingrained because of how much everyone here loves Sonic, even if it is their view of Sonic that they potentially love instead as it is still Sonic.
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