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  1. 5 points
    Was browsing a used game store earlier and found a Sonic game I never knew existed!
  2. 5 points
    Nintendo's got the right idea on this one.
  3. 4 points
    >Placed second in a race, leaderboard shows this >suddenly get shot down to sixth, have my rewards nerfed heavily because of this, and screwed out of the victory podium. Fuck this game and it's shitty ass online.
  4. 4 points
    smh everyone asking for Super Smash Kart when really what we need is Super Smash Skaters
  5. 2 points
    Kazhnuz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Except that Flynn never used a "loophole" with that particular mandate. Most of the way Flynn handled to have what is wanted wasn't "he used a loophole to dube the big bad SEGA", it was more often a discussion with them. (TBH, the only type of real loophole that he ever used is using the differences between the text and what was being actually shown… And I think that most of the time, he even got a "well, like that we accept" from SEGA, for instance with how often he managed to draw an half-obscured Classic Eggman). Like how he managed to have Eggman defeat Sonic, or many really bad stuff happening to Sonic (tbh in that sense, I'm pretty sure that the Metal Virus allow a lot of the same). Samewise for Sonic and Megaman being controlled in Worlds Unite. (and no, there is no way that he used a "loophole" for that. It's more that SEGA accepted with some conditions). We had many exampled in the last few years that they can make Sonic loose, suffer setback, etc. I think that the premise is a lot more "Sonic have to win in the end" not "Sonic have to be an all-powerfull invicible hero that is 100% of the time winning".
  6. 2 points
    SBR2

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    And is that not what's happeningin the comics? Is Sonic not in a majorly grim senerio? As for "Instantly" happy when has that happened ever? Even in Lost World he got pissed and stayed that way.
  7. 2 points
    PublicEnemy1

    Shantae 5 (Coming 2019)

    I think it's either a coincidence, or the devs acknowledging the fact that she's a spirit. There's still nothing disproving the theory that Spirits are decomfirmed from being DLC.
  8. 2 points
    StaticMania

    Shantae 5 (Coming 2019)

    What animation is there looks good, so...
  9. 2 points
    Blue Blood

    Shantae 5 (Coming 2019)

    I mean yeah, it does look low budget. This animation is basically a sideshow. A really high quality, minimal budget 30 second intro. It's nice that WayForward, a small studio constantly putting their all into their niche IP, were able to get this made. It could be loads better, but I don't know what there is for actual fans to complain about.
  10. 2 points
    Tornado

    Shantae 5 (Coming 2019)

    Seems like the two were made for each other.
  11. 2 points
    We have gotten to the point that where stuff like MLP and the New Ducktales cartoon take themselves more seriously than Modern Sonic games , yet we don't see all these critics go insane about it like they do every time Sonic's tone isn't exactly like the teletubbies It honestly comes off as boring out of touch 30's years olds who think that children can't handle anything too dark
  12. 1 point
    Kellodrawsalot

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    The lawsuit changed everything, they already had mandates with Archie but after the lawsuit they were no longer going to tolerate many many things, which I cant blame Sonic Team for. i dont get it trough Eggman never won in any of the Sonic spin offs, games or shows, Knuckles was mostly the last echidna in the games , these are the standards in the Sonic canon franchise for many many years.
  13. 1 point
    To become a pro in Nitro Fueled you need to master the blue & red flame which is really really hard to do. I was helping out a pro-player with some nitro challenges earlier (who would always beat me in online races. He/she'd would always finish 1st and I would finish 2nd etc). They were giving me advice on how to improve. I'm pretty good already. I like to think I'm the equivalent of a B/A-rank player, but I'm a long way away from being an S-Rank player. Despite it's many flaws Nitro Fueled's Online can be fun and addictive...
  14. 1 point
    I really like my new display name. It describes my 2015 self perfectly, hehehehehe.
  15. 1 point
    DabigRG

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Just like SA2! (sent through phone)
  16. 1 point
    The Future of Digimon panel at AX just confirmed that the new Digimon Adventure movie will be in US theaters Spring 2020!
  17. 1 point
    Holy fudge! That post credits scene with Far From Home ! They did it! The mad men actually did it!!
  18. 1 point
    Ellipsis-Ultima

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Idw has posted a Tangle Whisper#1 sneak peek.
  19. 1 point
    *non-fans across the net suddenly talking about wanting to get into One Piece now that the art in the next arc lookin kinda pretty* existing one piece fans lookin at toei like how a mom looks at her kids when she's right
  20. 1 point
    In the theatre to see Spider-Man Far From Home. Here's hoping it's a good one.
  21. 1 point
    Me waking up after yesterday's announcement compared to the rest of the internet.
  22. 1 point
    Just watched Spider-Man Far From Home. Starts kinda slow. Once it gets going it's a lot of fun. Jake Gyllenhaal portrayal of Mysterio was excellent. He's a good actor. As for the post credit scene:
  23. 1 point
    A group of people are seriously gonna try storming Area 51? Really? ...
  24. 1 point
    this current my hero academia arc is hype as heck, i cannot wait for next week's chapter this my villain academia arc is one of the best in the series, hands down
  25. 1 point
    Nothing like starting the day to horrible depressing news. I'm sharing it so fuck you Disney. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/no-marvel-lous-ending-207785/
  26. 1 point
    Pokemon Masters has a website now
  27. 1 point
    Honestly? All the sonic boom characters were done dirty. I think the only one that crawled out of that hell hole with only a few scratches to his name was Tails.
  28. 1 point
    I haven't played Pac-Man 2 The New Adventures in years and the fond memories of making Pac-Man's life a living hell are flooding back.
  29. 1 point
    This may be controversial.... but I hope Amy and Blaze know they’re loved today. Mwah
  30. 1 point
    “Finish in the top 5% to get this reward” oh fuck off
  31. 1 point
    Choke'd on my Soda when I read that. No Lie. Its adorable tho. God knows how far removed I am from that mentality. Now it's all, "I'm tough on you because I care".
  32. 1 point
    Reminder to get your requests in for Sonic Musical Spectacular 4! There's now 15 days remaining to get your requests in!
  33. 1 point
    That was done for storytelling and not pandering. Hmm...
  34. 1 point
    Unpopular Opinion(?) - I think DBGT has the best colouring of any of the animes. It looks super accurate to the colouring that was present in the manga, especially with the skin tones and the like, at least from what I've seen of the Black Star arc. Granted, I got the Complete Series set, so idk if they've put a filter on it like the orange bricks have.
  35. 1 point
    Don't forget Sonic flossing. That sure won't date it.
  36. 1 point
    DabigRG

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Huh. Okay then. Guess that fits the jingoism better.
  37. 1 point
    Daily reminder you should read Nextwave if you haven't yet. It has pure insanity and waifus.
  38. 1 point
    StaticMania

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Maybe it just wouldn't be satisfying to you.
  39. 1 point
    Then why can't I worry about that if Mania 2 sucks? We're not there yet. I mean, yeah it sucks - but I don't think selling out to a melting pot of niches is going to fix that. It can cater to all these other factions of Sonic fans, and even if that were to boost sales, it doesn't mean the quality is going to go up. And quality is what counts more to me. Say Unleashed sold millions - great and all, but that game's a mess - I don't want more messes. Even 06 hit Platinum sales, but I sure as hell don't want more of those. I'm not sure what you propose to get Sonic out of this rut if "good games" isn't the solution, because I don't really think it's "make it not like the highest rated one in 25 years and more like the games that get roundly panned". Sure there's some mythical third option, but it's really not clear what that is beyond some out of the blue, "it's a really good game in some way" option... which Mania already was. I think it's also important to take budget into the equation here. Mania may have only sold 1 million (probably more by now honestly - IIRC those figures are from before Plus, which brought a physical release, DLC sales, and a lucrative double-pack around Christmas time), but it did so likely on a very small budget compared to the average Sonic game. Forces, bad as it was, probably cost a staggering amount to make compared to Mania, so SEGA will have seen far more return on Mania. Even bearing in mind its $20 price tag, Mania selling 1 million copies may well have been better for SEGA than had Forces sold 2 million. This is true - but Okami was also extremely niche. Sonic as a brand is inherently less niche. It served my point about quality not equalling sales, but I don't think it serves this point as well.
  40. 1 point
    Dee Dude

    🤔

    🤔
  41. 1 point
    Kazhnuz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Honestly, I've got no problem with the "Knuckles is the last of his kind" lore element. It add a "loneliness" theme to the character, and could be really exploited to be something more. Knuckles won't ever find anybody like him and that's pretty sad, but that's what is interesting. I really feel that instead of making "new echidna", it could be interesting to create another species that is "old-and-nearly-dead", but with a few survivor, and play with Knuckles having a mixt of understanding and maybe a bit of envy ? It would be quite easy to also tie them to the Knuckles tribe (IDK, maybe another civilisation near that got attacked by the Knuckles tribe so hard that the tribes became something that terrified them ? Or they become nearly-drown by Chaos being not-happy™ and knew somehow that was the Echidna that were the causes - maybe even thinking that was intentionnal against them, in a bit of paranoïa ? It could even be a bit funny if Knuckles have no clues of who they are xD), and make them either hating Knuckles or being afraid by him (or both ?). And that's just one of the possibilities to tell a lot of stories with the theme of "the ancient civilisation linked to Knuckles". Sure, it wouldn't be the exact same stories than the one told with the Echidna, but many of the themes can be present (even Knuckles considering having responsabilities against them, because sure Knuckles is "loyal-good" enough to feel responsabilities for the action of the action of his plan when other actual people are involved). And that's just one of the possibilities. There are a lot of possibilities to make interesting things with Knuckles, and trying to play with his past is only one of them. Explore how he seem himself, his role. Make him see people making the same mistakes he did and want to help them… etc, etc. TBH, I feel that it's a "mandate"/"lore element" that we had a bit of a tendancies to make a bit too much fuss about. It's pretty easy to work around and to create even more interesting stuff with it. Honestly I think that a little to none of these "mandate" or "restriction" are a real problem, in themselves. For me, the question should be more about what kind of stories, what kind of way of writing the character can we do with these instructions, these constraint. (and I said the french oulipo movement, constraint are often a way to have more creativity, as we have to do what we want with some condition, forcing us to search some creative solution)
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  43. 1 point
    Heckboy

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Mega Man added and changed things but didn't change fundamental aspects of the characters. Proto Man had his backstory and motivations fleshed out but it didn't completely change him. It didn't make Mega Man an upgraded version of Proto Man, who is actually a cyborg made from the corpse of Dr. Light's son. Why, of all the things they can possibly do, should they need more echidnas? What would that actually add? Would it somehow make Knuckles more interesting? There's other angles you can explore with Knuckles, like, say, his treasure hunting or knowledge of various ancient cultures and shit. Yeah, the comic is bland, but there's a million better things you can do with a new setting - even one heavily based on the games - that doesn't involve echidnas. People are so fucking hyper-focused on THE MANDATES all the time that they can't conceive of all the shit that can be done even within those guidelines. Also reminder to read StC's Knuckles stories. There was only one echidna (a villain) added that appeared in one or two stories, but most of it just involved Knuckles becoming acquainted with the world outside the Floating Island, occasionally pondering his lost people and learning about their past sins (which is by far a better approach than Ken took). No need to add in a bunch of other OCs.
  44. 1 point
    Diogenes

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Because it exists as a relatively direct companion to the games, unlike a lot of other Sonic media being weird offshoots. The series has suffered a lot due to a lack of a consistent identity, and having a new comic run off and blatantly contradict important parts of the setting just for the sake of it wouldn't help with that.
  45. 1 point
    Heckboy

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Yeah man fuck Sega for establishing that Knuckles is the last echidna 25 years ago and then it turns out that a random background character in one issue of the comic that vaguely resembles an echidna WASN'T an echidna! Damn mandates!
  46. 1 point
    Ryannumber1gamer

    The ProJared Drama

    Now, there's the hypothetical "he's saving face" explanation, but I would like to point out that the post above that has NormalBoots' statement outright says no other NormalBoots members knew about it, and a Normalboots member has said as much inside of the Twitter comments. So at the very least, assuming that's true, it would seem PBG was legitimately misled on what was the truth. It's still not to say he didn't jump the gun and did wrong though.
  47. 1 point
    Not at first. Part of Sonic's problem is a total lack of any sort of consistency. Even in the Adventure titles, even as much as I love them, it's like playing several different games in one package. There's no one, singular core style that everyone follows like in say, Sonic 3 & Knuckles. This is a problem because that means they have to allocate resources to make sure every style works. Game development doesn't happen in a vacuum, they have a deadline and several different people including executives and investors to answer to. That means less time to the other styles. That means less polish. That means a game that's worse for wear. As crummy as Forces was, if Shadow's gameplay was them starting to ease back into having multiple characters, then that's how I want to do it. Build off of Sonic but give them something, anything to make them unique.
  48. 1 point
    Kuzu

    The Deadly Six will stay...

    I'm beginning to feel the hate for them is somewhat disproportionate. Yea, they're boring and one-note, but how they've been described here, you'd swear they were the most obnoxious characters ever. Though, I suppose constantly reappearing after their lackluster introduction is beginning to grate on people's nerves. It's just kind of weird because so many will defend other characters in this series who are similarly lackluster, but the only character that really springs to mind is Silver. That said, yea the main issue is Lost World's story is more about Sonic, Tails and Eggman teaming up than it is about stopping the Zeti, who are really just a means to an end. Someone to justify the conflict of the main characters. That by itself would be fine but...the Zeti do not factor in at all in the conflict between Sonic Tails and Eggman and exist mostly independent of it. All of their scenes are rather generic bouts of villainy and nothing else, while the real meat of the story is with the main characters. Because of that, the Zeti feel more like plot devices than genuine characters, they only exist to give Sonic someone to beat up. That wouldn't be bad either...but the main conflict with Sonic Tails and Eggman is pretty poorly written itself. So the main hook of the story is bad in addition to being driven by lackluster villains. The Zeti come off as terrible because they were never supposed to be the driving force of the story and are, as I mentioned, plot devices to drive the real meat of the story; Sonic Tails and Eggman's shaky alliance...except that its poorly written and so all you're left with are a bunch of one-note villains to drive a terrible conflict of the main characters. So the Zeti are really just another symptom of Lost World's bad writing, so the hatred is understandable, if a bit misplaced. In fact, its extremely similar to Silver who was similarly hated due to how bad the writing of 06 was. So yea, it's not that the Zeti themselves are bad, it's that their presence is a constant reminder of how badly written Lost World is. Same with how Silver was hated due to his association with 06.
  49. 1 point
    Cream lacks the authority or the willpower to be an effective foil to someone with as overpowering a personality as Amy. Whereas Tails, established through years of a brotherly bond with his mentor, neatly skips over that shortcoming despite his age - Cream isn't as developed or as lucky in that department. A good recurring duo needs to offer something unique to both parties involved. Tails can stand up to Sonic. He can make fun of him, he can call him out and he can praise him, all without stepping outside his defined character traits. Cream can't do that to Amy. She can try to stand up to her, voice her opinions about Amy's more frantic behaviors, but even in the comics where there relationship is "better", Amy is still so much more of a dominant personality that any criticism is most likely to be brushed aside while the pink pioneer stays the course. Sonic Battle, where all characters involved where pretty much the most extreme version of themselves, showed that best. Amy was delusional, and working herself half to death via extreme fitness - And Cream, the closest thing she had to a best friend, couldn't even get close to getting through to her. Much like how Sonic's personality couldn't re-buff Marine (he just didn't have it in him), Cream just lacks the sheer force of will to be the foil Amy really needs. And in the rare cases that she does step up, Amy is so much more ingrained in her own mania that she tends to ignore her anyway. That leaves a really short list of characters that could make a good recurring duo with Amy. Knuckles comes to mind, as his stubbornness to his own agenda in combination with his love/hate relationship with Sonic would work well to foil Amy, however it would immediately beg the question of who would be the sidekick in that situation. Knux takes priority there. Blaze, who has one of the most stern no-nonsense personalities in the franchise has had some potential there too. She's shown multiple times that she wont put up with Amy's obsession and has directly challenged her to that end. But like Knuckles, her combination of strong will, speed, power and canon plot importance means she's more likely to take the primary position in a match up with Amy. Our current incarnation of Blaze is a sidekick to no-one. Amy needs a character that she can outshine, while also keeping enough of that character relevant enough to be able to meaningfully stand up to Amy... uhh... Developing Cream might be the best option here.
  50. 1 point
    Amy needs a sidekick that acts more like her someone who likes being romantic, shopping, cute and can keep up with Sonic like Amy herself. Also writers need to stop trying to "fix" her personality by saying she is obsessed every time she thinks about Sonic then sticks her to desk job to say she has matured.
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