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Sega DogTagz last won the day on March 28 2011

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    Never Let it Die! Keep Drawing Archie Characters!

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    RAGNITE, Drawing, Video Games, Football (American), ZAPDOS, Muscle Cars, Archie Comics
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  1. Sega DogTagz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Well, the only way to actually confirm if his future has been saved is to go back and look for himself. If he comes to the past to stop an event that he "thinks" causes his world to turn into an ice ball (or water world or whatever), he can't be 100% confident that he has achieved his mission accomplished until he hops back through the time portal to see for himself. We already know Silver is doing this for a greater good mentality, and less in hopes of keeping friends and family safe. Through all versions, Silver was a lonely kid who really had no friends (save for Blaze in 06). Silvers not jumping back in time so he can save his family or something - he's doing it for justice. Because of that It doesn't really matter that his place in the universe has been warped beyond recognition or the future keeps wildly changing - all that matters is that he is able to come back - do a thing - and end up with a brighter future. That's his character motivation. That's his drive.
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    Team Sonic Racing - GamesCom Impressions

    I remember Transformed had inconsistent and low frame rate presentations not too far ahead of its release as well - it feels like most Sonic games do actually. Its like that is one of the last things that gets fixed... This is where having a new branch of Sumo working on this game starts to hurt. They won't have the past experience to fall back on in ironing out all the kinks.
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    Team Sonic Racing - GamesCom Impressions

    I think its a safe assumption is to say the frame-rate isn't up to snuff, and the easiest way to handle quality control is to just limit what the masses get to see.
  4. A Sandbox Sonic game exacerbates the biggest and most obvious problems posed by the more linear Sonic games. The Hedgehog simply moves far to fast to populate any realistic stretch of terrain with enough obstacles to constitute of living level, let alone a living world. The level design team is on record stating that Unleashed approach was downright unfeasible due to how fast the titular character can blow through environments. We've seen countless attempts to simplify the art-style, and asset re-usage left and right to try and compensate for this to no avail. They even went as far as introducing Lost World to re-define Sonic as something more "developer friendly" and caught a swift slap on the wrist for their actions. You cant just drop Sonic in a sandbox and call it a day. Even if you built up the perfect 3D engine to recreate that physics based euphoria, Sonic's sheer top speed makes for a problem. It would take too much development time and resources to create a world brimming with discovery at every turn simply because that world would have to be so unsustainable large just to contain Sonic's speed. You'd either have to create a sandbox tight on content but small on overall size, or a desert with spaced out challenges and long stretches of nothing in-between. From a development standpoint, there really isn't a middle ground for this. Outside of a 5 year dev cycle, you're kind of screwed. and all that s just an issue with a core concept. Thats before you even get started on balancing or pace, or any of that noise. Until procedural generation becomes a feasible alternative - I'm fairly confident in saying that a large open world / Sandbox game is a waste of time.
  5. Sega DogTagz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    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. ^^
  6. Sega DogTagz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I generally liked it when writers try and get creative with swears. As long as its not too forced, it adds a unique charm to the character. We all know what he wanted to say there. Cleaver censor dodging gets us around the obvious and keeps him in character. No controversy, no fuss, no muss.
  7. Is it honestly called Team Vector? How? Why?

  8. Sega DogTagz

    Sonic Forces Sales

    Still didn't drop exact numbers. Just a general statement and we didn't need any kind of crystal ball to know Mania went north of a million,
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    Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game

    I'm sure we will get some handwave excuse about this team up in the story mode, so I'm not gonna gripe about that. I will say that I find it amusing that Vector somehow gets to headline a team with not one, but two characters more prominent than he is. How does that happen? Team Rose and Amy in particular has struggled with this for years. Amy can't lead a squad with characters more prominent than she is. Then they go and do this lol. Whatev's sucks to lose Espio (and I already knew Charmy was going to be a casualty) but really happy Silver and Blaze are in the mix. Two of the more popular characters have to be in this.
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    Sonic Forces Sales

    Sega doesn't pimp numbers. People just managed to find some every now and again buried in some SEGASAMMY yearly financial report - and even then that info is a bit outdated and incomplete.
  11. Sega DogTagz

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Does he? He's just as open to teamwork as the next guy but outside of some Dialog in Forces he's never really stepped up as a leader. He was super dependent on Blaze in 06, Took notes form Espio in Rivals and fell in line during his limited screen-time in Generations. Silver's leadership in the games pales to what Ian built him up to be in the back end of the Archie comics. Silver lead the Secret FFs (which had some big personalities) and carved up his SIlver Age posse from scratch. SegaSilver hardly has that same motivation - he just rolls with the punches as they come like most of the cast.
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    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    WTF I think what sets them apart will be Silvers penchant for leadership. While Tangle will find it difficult to climb her way out of the trope, Silver can easily fall back into his Flynn time-tested pattern of recruitment and pick up where he left off building a Squad. Between the Secret Freedom Fighters and the Silver Age crew, Flynn has made Silver into a nexus of team-building, and the ground work for Whisper to be his next recruit appears to already be in motion. If Silver continues to progress as I expect him too, than his redundancies with Tangle will fix themselves as Silver will quickly evolve past his dorky side character into a Leader with some quirks - a role which the series is actually quite deprived off.
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  14. Sega DogTagz

    Sonic Live Action Movie "Use the Schwartz"

    I see no snout, just a hoodie hole for the guys face so he can see. If that was supposed to be Sonic they probably would have found someone much shorter to wear the suit. As for it's implementation, it's probably cheaper to go the traditional route with stunt doubles (costume and make up to match the actor) but it's worth noting that a movie like this already has cgi and animation experts on the pay roll so that barrier of entry is gone. Just a backwards green screen. Instead of photoshoping a background behind a person you Photoshop a person into a background.
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    Sonic Live Action Movie "Use the Schwartz"

    The vehicle in those still shots has some front end damage, so this is probably part of an action sequence. The driver is likey a green suit stunt double for one of the cast members (as opposed to a lookalike stubd double).

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