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  1. My next PC is definitely gonna be a regular desktop one as opposed to another laptop. My current 17 inch laptop already functions as a home PC anyway as I rarely move it off the desk and it never leaves the house. Plus I've been wanting something more powerful to run modern 3D Steam games and evetually use 3D programs like Blender more smoothly anyway.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      *fun fact but I've never actually owned a desktop PC, my first computer that was 100% mine was a laptop and I just kept buying laptops after that

    2. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      I've only had weak computers for a very very long time. I look up prices for laptops with good specs from time to time, but its always too expensive for me

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      I think my gameplan is just gonna be to track down a decently spec'd new-ish condition desktop *but* from a year or two ago, like say ones that came out in 2017/ 2018. Basically how I buy phones too.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Just make sure you pick one that you can easily open and upgrade. Once you get a tower and monitor set up, changing out components for better alternatives is a lot cheaper.

    5. Ferno

      Ferno

      @Strickerx5 Thats what I technically did with my current laptop, the thing had like 3GB of ram when I bought it originally, but I was like "lol no" and upgraded it to 16GB the same day. *the extra ram wasn't cheap but hey it was all bought with my tax return so I wasn't hurting too much at the time either way

  2. That period of time when Toonami was gone was weird af. Naruto Shippuden was on Disney XD for awhile and DBZ Kai was on Nicktoons. Up was down and left was right, dogs and cats slept together. Bleach ironically was safe on CN still, since it was always on Adult Swim anyway, along with other anime like Kekkaishi, FMA:B and FLCL which all just aired on the Adult Swim block without any Toonami branding, and One Piece was just a no-show on US TV in general during that time.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I still remember the days when CN just showed Naruto during the regular block lol.

  3. Tbh, I didn't even dislike Lost World's art style *too* much, it was really just the scaled back lighting that rubbed me the wrong way. Especially since other Wii U games like MK8 and Mario 3D world had simplistic art styles AND great lighting effects at the same time.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I honestly don't have a problem with the series going ultra cartoony sometimes. Lost World's problem was exclusively using flat colours and   flat lighting. Forces went a weird middle ground with great lighting, but seemed to be terrified of putting any detail at all into its textures.

    2. Wraith

      Wraith

      they could have leaned harder into the zany stuff and redesigned the main characters and it would have been fine but they decided on this weird half step from the grounded modern style that's never really expressive or interesting to look at

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I somewhat appreciated being able to see 3d revisions on many of the classic Badniks, and find their simpler, round and more accurate look more appealing than their Colors-Generations look. Though not without it's flaws, it went too far with giving them all detailed eyes and eyelids, and some just swing towards the opposite extreme with it's cartoon exaggeration, Crabmeat and Spinner for instance.

      I guess that's how it goes when donning the Mario way of taking old enemies and put them in stages over and over again versus unique enemies for just one act.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh yeah, the Badniks in Lost World were gorgeous. They had that weird glittery texture on them and it looked pretty lush. They were more cartoony than ever before and it worked.
       

      I wish so hard that SEGA would move away from the round and featureless modern character models. They're so boring! Even the models used in the Olympics and Racing games are better, with the characters looking sharper and having their Adventure-era eyebrows. SA2 still has the best character model by a very wide margin.

    5. Ferno

      Ferno

      Only thing I don't like about the sports game sonic models are how the mouth is always locked to the center. Other than that they're pretty solid

    6. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      I loved the Badnik designs from Lost World even if they could had used bit more detail IMO. They gave a nice cartoony seemingly harmless look I imagine Eggman aiming for when building his grunt bots. I felt the Generations bot designs were kinda to obvious evil looking.

      Far as the world art style itself? Lost World was alright... but it really lacked extra detail which a real Sonic art style should have I say. It especially needed far more of a roller-coaster feel to the landscape and less of a blocky look to everything. I would prefer something between Lost World & Unleashed myself for world art style.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Ferno Yeah, I can agree with that. I think that the characters mouths should generally be centre but need to move around depending on the characters behaviour and what they're saying. Side mouths only look good if they're used right. The speech bubbles in Forces all look absolutely fine with side mouths (except Rouge because her entire model sucks). But Sonic's mouth in this cutscene just looks bad in everything but his first line:

      EDIT: As it happens, the thumbnail is the perfect case in point!

    8. Ferno

      Ferno

      Tbh, I don't know how technically possible it is but imo they really should have 3 mouth positions for Sonic minimum in the main games, the two side options, and a middle one for shots like the one posted above to avoid awkward scenes like that

    9. Wraith

      Wraith

      They already use 2  mouth positions so a third shouldn't be that hard.

    10. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Sonic looks like nightmare fuel when you render all his mouths at once. HAhaa~

    11. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Well, the two mouths work really simply. Sonic has two meshes for his muzzle area, one with his mouth on the left and the other with his mouth on the right. The game just switches between meshes depending on which side is closer to the camera. It's easiest to see in Unleashed, cause that's the last game to have free camera control.

      @Lord-Dreamerz Allow me to introduce you to Super Sonic in Lost World.

      d7l3pku-07b5bb5c-712d-4e34-b021-891dd26a 

    12. Ferno

      Ferno

      those dual-mouth sonic images cursed me because its what I tend to think about now whenever I see anime girls with mouths drawn like this

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    13. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      @Blue Blood

      I remember that! Hohoo still amuses me how the devs goofed up on it.

    14. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      They should do a gag like the Mickey Mouse episode where they lampshade how his ears stay facing the camera and make Sonic move his mouth around, grow twos mouths and then make his mouth appear on his belly. He eventually reveal his mouth takes up his entire muzzle, but his lips cover it like a zipper:

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  4. everytime i start going down a rabbit hole of art tutorials i'm like "i don't know anything, I can't draw anymore actually- done forgot. draw.exe has crashed until further notice"

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      but in a positive sense that feeling can also be described as old flawed foundations being broken down and prepped to be rebuilt more solidly too

  5. i can't unsee how tiny the other eye is now

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    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I'm more perplexed at how the small eye is straight while his right eye is slanted towards the edge

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Actually Sonic has three noses

    3. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Three noses and two butt cracks.

  6. sometimes I flat out forget that I have a Samsung Galaxy book which was/ is their answer to the Microsoft Surface. ..I should charge it. Tbh for a windows-based product its very slow which is why I haven't used it much over the years.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      Still I should get lightweight software like Krita and FireAlpaca going on it later to try out.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      *its currently downloading a buttload of backlogged windows 10 updates since its been off for a long time*

      alriiiighty then

  7. sonic fans and anime fans when His World came out and AMVs were all the rage on Youtube

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    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I never liked AMVs and just thought they were pretty dumb personally, but to each their own and all that. I just couldn't see the appeal in the slightest.

      And Sonic AMVs set to Sonic songs aren't what I remember either. The ones that I saw were random clips from Riders and Secret Rings set to death metal.

  8. basically hibernated last night since today is a day off and i feel like i could fight a bear and beat that bear at a game of chess, both physically and mentally topped off. (i suck at chess so if i could beat a bear i'd really be doing something shut up)

  9. somehow I keep reading that character's name as blyleth

    1. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      I keep reading it as Blyth.

    2. Blacklightning
  10. Nothing pisses me off more than my lunch break being suddenly cut short because we're understaffed. hhhhhhHHHHHHHH

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I’m honestly surprised that we haven’t gotten one already now that I’m thinking about it tbh.

  11. *remembers that His World was the first song i ever put on my first MP3 player* ..i'd do it again. 

    1. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      Listening to that song and the other Tomoya Ohtani compositions on that soundtrack compared to the stuff he does now, I can't help but think "Man...his stuff got weak and soft.."

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      my music tastes were very limited back then so at the time the mix of orchestral, rap and rock all in one song blew my mind tbh

    3. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      If nothing else, I thank Sonic 2006 for introducing me to Zebrahead.

  12. the year is 2035. defiantly has officially replaced definitely in the dictionary because no one ever corrects it when typing, and no one says the word defiantly on purpose in sentences anyway. also VHS came back. its like Vinyl was back in the 2010s.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      "The degradation in video quality due to repeated viewings is what adds to the charm of VHS. It's a harrowing reminder of our fleeting mortality and a metaphor for the human condition" -VHS fans, probably

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Fun Is Infiant

  13. everyone's stressing out and getting antsy over arle or dante getting in smash meanwhile I know full well my choice isn't getting that #5 spot so I'm just like

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    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      my choices be like tumblr_pngqf596FS1v2tcju_1280.png

    2. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      I'm on Team Arle and now I'm sad :C

    3. Sean

      Sean

      I want Geno still, mostly to make everyone in the "SMRPG is obscure/isn't relevant" camp really mad

    4. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i'm on team "arle or dante both sound like rad choices"

    5. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      ARLE OR NOTHING BABYYYYY

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Arle should come out, but Nintendo reveal that Smash Ult is being updated into Puyo Puyo Ultimate, and when you install the patch, it can never be reverted

    7. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      That sounds amazing, no regrets

    8. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      Meanwhile I'm here waiting for Suda51 to break hopes of people here and announce Travis Touchdown. 

      Sakurai's hand pose is just too coincidental with Suda doing the same sign on the photo he made with Sakurai. 

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    9. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Or it's just a random pose

    10. TCB

      TCB

      Arle is in Smash

      as a mii fighter costume 

      #believe

    11. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      I'm here just waiting on Claude von Riegan as post-pass DLC.

  14. Atleast Knuckles is getting SOME kind of playable attention with all these Genesis re-releases. Still not S3&K, but it's something.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Yep and he got a fuck-ton of love in Mania with "& Knuckles" mode.

  15. i miss E3 feeling like the super bowl for nerds every year. it's not the super bowl if none of the teams show up to play ball

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The worst part is that so long as the Game Awards set such an abysmally low bar for E3 to step over with reveals, it still has a just reason to even be existing at this point when all other signs point to discontinuing it.

  16. was gonna go to bed early tonight but fuk it, watching art tutorial vids i've been putting off because no matter what im gonna be tired in the morning anyway. gotta start the decade off strong and its been years since I've had a major 'growth spurt' artwise and i hunger for another one

  17. they shoulda brought Zebrahead back for Forces if they were going full mid-00s edge.

    1. Perkilator

      Perkilator

       

    2. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      For all it's horrible failures, at least Sonic 2006 introduced me to Zebrahead, my now favorite band. But SEGA loves to hire artists only once then never again, save for a few exceptions.

      On a slightly related note, can't wait for Zebrahead's new EP coming out tomorrow.

  18. this still sums up 2017 pretty well

     

    1. Indigo Rush
    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      No need to get a fanmade interpratation. Sonic Team summed it up perfectly themselves: 

       

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      @Supah Berry thats just live recorded audio of the orchestra being told to stop by an angry Ohtani. "ENOUGH. ALL OF YOU, OUT- OUT!! I'LL DO THE REST WITH SYNTHS I DON'T NEED YOU GUYS, UGH"

  19. if I ever returned to deviantart I'd literally have months worth of "new" art to post there tbh, mainly because I haven't posted there in years but never stopped drawing, I just posted everything to tumblr and later twitter instead

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      other than maybe newgrounds, I'm just pondering places to go/ return/ expand to besides twitter since so many existing sites I still frequent have gone quiet/ slow recently and I kinda miss the hustle and bustle of my online life around the beginning - middle of last decade.

    2. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Deviantart is not a site I would ever go back to, tbh. It still has one of the most toxic communities out there, even in 2020.

      I feel Pixiv is probably the best art sharing site out there, but it’s also one of the most niche social media platforms too, since it’s primarily a Japanese site. Still, there isn’t any other art websites out there, so I’d say it’s probably your best bet.

  20. Downloaded alot of 3DS games lately especially with this sale. I think I'm just in that end-of-console-life nostalgia phase with the 3DS right now and I'm loading it up with games I've been eyeing for years to extend my time with it for another few years whenever I'm not on my Switch

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Man, I wish I still had a 3DS. Or that the Switch would've had backwards compatibility to it like some speculated before it's release.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Wonder how long that sale is going, might give it a look later tonight

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      Mainly until the 16th, most can be found in the Games on Sale section.

  21. Really sucks that Lost World 3DS has such crap level design because I love the way sonic feels to control in it.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Windy Hill in LW 3DS is probably the most/ only fun I’ve had with LW period.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      The cave level in act 2 is pretty fun as well, but after that...yeeeeeaaahh 😢

    3. Soniman

      Soniman

      It's like having all of Mario's great movement in Oddessy but the levels are a straightaway over a spike pit like did two different developers handle the game and neither knew what the other was doing?

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      He controls horribly. Momentum is lost when you let go of the analogue stick (ala Sonic 4), and yet the running controls are also slippery. Lost World 3DS fails in pretty much every front.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      I remember thinking Sonic controlled noticeably better in the 3DS demo, would have been nice if the 3DS and Wii U controls were swapped.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      This game could use a bigger modding scene if it even has one at all

    7. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      The thing about Lost World 3DS is that the level design, or really Lost World in general, was focused on precision of collecting rings, hitting the right enemies, following specific paths, and other level design gimmicks. The controls feel good for Sonic bc they're loose enough that it feels great to run through open spaces carving your own path, (ala what's possible in the first few stages) but as soon as you're required to do anything precise they feel horribly slippery, flying past airborn targets and/or locking on to the wrong one, missing capsules on the ground, and falling off the smaller platforms. Maybe if they used the controls in a more open-ended design it'd be good, but it was just ill-fitted here imo. Janky as Wii U's physics were, at least they were slow enough to complement the actual level design.

  22. "Nailed it!" is another overused phrase from movies and commercials that I wanna see die tbh

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I guessing you want to Nail It...

       

       

       

       

      ...into the phrases coffin

    2. TheOcelot
    3. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      I had an algebra test today. Nailed it- Peter Parker

  23. 2020 is already over, everyone go home

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Started with World War III and ended here... Not bad.

  24. I was never on Miiverse but I feel like this was the pinnacle of the entire service

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    1. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      bahahahahahahahaha i came in here expecting why can't metroid crawl or the kid who was super into water in games but this is even better

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I'd love to see his reaction to some of CD's levels.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      don't know why but I always read Jon's text in Hank Hill's voice

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    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      You know when I first saw this, I thought it was Arin "Egoraptor" who posted that

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