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  1. Tested out Lost World, Generations and Mirror's Edge on my new PC, and they all ran at a reasonable 60 fps (with some minor screen tearing in ME's case,) which is really satisfying to me, especially since the graphics card I purchased isn't even technically made for gaming but more geared towards 3D applications like Blender and Z brush, etc. Atleast I know 7th gen-level 3D games and anything below that will run fine on my PC now; don't know about anything above that tho but for now I'm satisfied.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      (also now I have one less reason to track down a Wii U since I always wanted to play through Lost World HD... now all I need are Switch ports of 3D World and Wind Waker)

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      A tip - Lost World on PC is locked at 720p due to a bug and looks horrible as a result, if you browse files and find the .exe for Lost World, right click it, disable DPI, and set the compatibility mode to Windows 7, and it’ll let you use 1080p.

    3. JezMM

      JezMM

      I remember when I first got a decent gaming PC I used Generations (specifically Unleashed Project) to test it too and it was beautiful seeing those in unbroken 60 FPS.  I recently emptied my bank account treated myself to a higher-tier model so I could play Half-Life: Alyx and while I was excited to try VR I was kinda disappointed there wasn't a newer, prettier Sonic game for me to baptise the new PC with.

      (Well... I mean there technically was but... y'know)

  2. I guess more than the dumb expressions is just how cynical youtube thumbnails are in general these days that annoy me. They're all the same now with the shocked-looking youtuber surrounded by a white outline with the other half of the thumbnail featuring the subject of the video poorly pasted on the other side, etc. just because I guess the youtube algorithm favors those kinds of thumbnails and youtubers probably just gotta comply with that if they want clicks.

    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Right that is so annoying.

  3. I still remember thinking that we could've been looking at in-engine footage here

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    i mean it was gonna be Sonic's first true outing on PS4/ XBONE, and I was expecting a massive generational leap especially since Ratchet & Clank PS4 showed off what the system was capable of already at that time with its movie-level assets and stuff.

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I was right there with you on that. I dared to hope and dream that was the case and instead, we got something not nearly as impressive. Not bad looking, but not very impressive.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      And not only that but Sonic's model and animations seemed pretty constrained and not as dynamic in that teaser compared to other Marza CGI works in earlier games, which made me believe even more that we were just seeing the natural limits of in-game stuff but still vastly better than anything from even Unleashed/ Gen 7 as a whole.

  4. called out of work today just because i needed an extra day to rest physically and mentally. gonna clock in tomorrow ready for all those annoying customers feeling like

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    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Take care of yourself because no one else will do it for you.

  5. *squidward voice* oh no his voice is hot

     

  6. part of me is a little weirdly pleased in an almost spiteful way that the Game Grumps are playing the PS2 version of Heroes, if only because now everyone that grew up with Gamecubes in the 6th gen get to experience the version that I had to grow up with.

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    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i had a gamecube, and yet the ps2 version of heroes is the only version i played

    2. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      the PS2 version is the worst version of Heroes, but that statement somewhat implies there's a 'good' version of Heroes

       

       

      there is no good version of Heroes

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      Didn't have a Cube until summer 2005 and I actually bought Heroes a second time once I had one just to experience it at 60fps like I did when I would try out the demo at the store. Was also surprised at small stuff like the character shadows being more advanced than just ovals under the characters, and other small graphics enhancements like liquid actually visually flowing through the red pipes in Grand Metropolis rather than just being red colored textures.

  7. when I look back, the very start of Lost World's pre-game hype was a unique time to be on here as far as the post-2008 modern sonic era goes, mainly because for the first time in years we didn't know what to expect out of an upcoming mainline title, and thus couldn't throw best-guesses at or make assumptions on what it would be like to play it based on the previous games before it, which made discussions more interesting than usual around that time period.

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I remember a mix out of "Why the fuck do they throw the Boost away, it went so well in Generations" and a lot of optimism because Generations and Colors were good to great, so why wouldn't LW be?

      Also people analysing the lost hex preview pic, seeing the generic tropes and going "Surely they won't be freaking picking boring levels, it's Sonic after all!"

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      We we got the first teaser of of the game, the one with Sonic and Tails on the tornado approaching the Lost Hex, I remarked how much it looked like NSMB. Several members replied to tell me that either it didn't look anything like NSMB or that you couldn't tell such details from a picture like that. We all know how that turned out in the end... Lol

      There was a lot of positive hype from the trailers. Not only was it coming hot off Generations, but it looked like something new and exciting. I rewatched the first trailer the other day, and could pinpoint exactly why I thought it looked so good. As someone who's never been that keen on the boost and has always thought that Sonic should incorporate parkour into the basic moveset and level designs, Lost World sounded so good on paper. 

  8. Hearing Ryan's calmer take on Sonic in the radio drama makes me annoyed that the voice directors always had him turn his sonic portrayal up to 11 on the hyper scale in the games he was in. He does chill-sonic better than Griffith or Smith imo plus he can still do the hyper stuff without sounding grating or unnatural

  9. tbh i always have a hard time seeing Meg as the ugly monster that Family Guy wants us to see her as and I feel like it was just their attempt at giving her a "thing" on the show to be known for. on the other hand, if anything Chris desperately needs a "thing" tho because out of the entire family he's always the one who's just sorta there imo

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      He’s the Seth green proxy

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Meg is just a sad puppy who is constantly kicked down because the people around her are cocks.

      But that's the dumb way things are in modern Family Guy.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      i'll admit that the whole dynamic did spark this funny meme template tho

      300px-You_Guys_Always_Act_Like_You're_Be

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      The writers straight up admitted that they had no idea how to write a teenaged girl, so they just shat on her.

      Which makes you wonder why they copy pasted her character into American Dad and Cleveland Show when they admitted to that.

  10. The Kickball episode of Boondocks is on and I swear it was one of the best looking episodes of the whole show, and the rest of the show already looked good constantly

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      The lead animator of that episode worked on Kill La Kill right?

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      I have no idea tbh, now I'm curious

  11. *area i live is getting a massive surge of covid cases* *hates self even more for not yet having a work-from-home art-related job and having to leave my house to work retail everyday to pay the bills* once this whole thing is over i'm really gonna go all out to make getting out of retail a reality for myself someday. like i was already annoyed about not being in the industry but I was planning on coasting for a few more years gritting my teeth and working retail while doing art on the side but it hits different when its literally life or death working a job you're not even passionate about vs one that you would be passionate about AND get to live, lol

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      or at the very least become a freelancer jfc

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Stay safe, man.

  12. Moved the virtual R button to being right above the virtual A button in the myboy GBA emulator and that made the touch controls that much more manageable. it makes R-button tricks in Sonic Advance 2 actually doable now. The option to include a small vibration on every button touch also helps immensely as I'm an old fart who needs *some* kind of tactile feedback to know when I've pushed a button.

    1. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      I was so confused by this cause I've been pressing B to do tricks, but I noticed you can change the button config in this game. I have attack mapped to R and tricks mapped to B, must've switched that ages ago

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      I forgot that wa even an option tbh. Still, using moves like the bounce attack with R would feel weird to me though

  13. Pretty pumped about all this myself tbh as the current trajectory of western animation is exactly what I used to dream about 10 years ago. (of course in said dreams my future self was part of said revolution rather than watching from the sidelines like i am a decade later but hey)

     

     

  14. i impulse bought the 128gb PC ram instead of the 64gb because fuk it. last thing to buy before I switch over to the new PC is the 1TB SSD, then I'll slow down on buying upgrades for awhile to give my wallet time to recharge

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I'm sorry how much RAM

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      i got a workstation PC recently to boost my level of multitasking so I can draw more stuff at way larger canvas sizes and start using Blender eventually, etc. The thing already came with 16GBs already but my current laptop is already maxxed out at that, so I wanted more, to feel like I'm making a step up. Originally I was gonna upgrade to 32gbs but I researched and found that it can max out at 128 and then i was like "thats the craziest number i've ever heard. lets do it." granted, I was gonna not be too crazy and do 64gb but like, why not go all the way tho

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Even for me anything over 32gb is a bit extreme but I absolutely love and support this all the same.

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      granted I know I'm being wild rn but I figure I'll never be making this much extra money in retail again after covid is over (they're paying employees where I work extra right now just to keep us motivated to brave the pandemic and still come in to work) unless I ever become a manager which I never plan on doing as I'm just not the leading type tbh, so I may as well get a decent workstation PC going which I've been putting off for years now and use it to further my art goals down the line to maaaybe eventually dig myself out of retail itself

    5. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Ferno installing more RAM be like

    6. Remy

      Remy

      I recently bumped my work pc to 16gb because photoshop was hardlocking and thought i was living luxurious, but then i saw this.

    7. Ferno

      Ferno

      I've been rocking 16gb in my laptop since 2017 and tbh its veeery adequate most of the time, I'm just being crazy/ future-proofing hard right now with the new workstation PC I'll be using soon. Also I will admit that I often have many chrome tabs open on my 16gb laptop so at any given time thats 8gbs of ram on average being eaten up just with chrome, leaving the other 50% for whatever else im working on.

  15. we should probably have a new main series sonic game that takes place entirely on an island. heck we never saw a north or east island so lets head there i dunno

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      We have Angel Island where's Devil Island

       

    2. Plumbers_Helper

      Plumbers_Helper

      We know Bark the Polar Bear likes to Snowboard on North Island, but don't know anything about "Eastside Island", let alone if it is exists.

    3. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      ...Does Sonic Rush Adventure count?

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Stay at Home Ultima Rush Adventure was set in and around Southern Island and Rivals was set on Onyx Island (aka Angel Island from the future). They were released in 2007 and 2006 respectively. Also I'm going to go on a bit of a limb and say that '06 counts for having everything set in Soleanna's kingdom. 2007 was like 14 years ago though. All of those games were released closer to 3D Blast (the last game set on an specific island) than today.

      Also I'm not counting things like S4 which are arguably set on an island but the settings aren't really defined.

    5. Red

      Red

      @Blue Blood What about Sonic Mania? The game's starting screen has an island shaped like Sonic's head

    6. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Sonic Mega drive had eastwatch islands but that was a comic book.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Red Nothing is stated about a specific location for the game, and the island in the title screen doesn't seem to actually be relevant to the game at all. Sonic hopes around South Island, Westside Island, Angel Island and Little Planet without much thought.

    8. Won't Stop, Just Go

      Won't Stop, Just Go

      Sonic Rush Adventure didn't even take place on Sonic's World 

  16. Knowing this youtuber got into One Piece recently makes this skit even funnier because he could change In & Out to One Piece and do the same skit

     

    1. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      It was cool seeing him become a huge One Piece fan. Even changed his twitter handle lol

       

  17. boruto's existence is just always a constant reminder that my naruto/hinata ship is canon af

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      This is because Kishimoto at the end of the og Naruto run just plainly gave up and canonized the ships the fandom was more lineant towards.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      i just couldn't see Naruto/Sakura working imo, like Hinata just felt more built up as an eventual sure-thing

      tho tbh I can't take Sakura and Sasuke seriously at all, like its hard to imagine Sasuke would realistically end up with anyone so ending up with Sakura threw me off

    3. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Tbh, i was hoping Naruto would have ended up without a love interest in the end, as part of his growth and understanding of the responsabilities he had to endure.

  18. I literally heard nothing about Helltaker before Twitter got flooded with fanart of it and now I feel out of the loop tbh

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i still have no idea what helltaker is

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Polkadi~☆ Protagonist wants a demon girl harem and seeks to get one. horniness ensues 

    3. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I'm having odd flashbacks to Homestruck

    4. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      It's the best thing ever.

      Justice is the best ever.

  19. my new computer when i install the massive ram upgrade for it that i'm planning on buying with my next paycheck

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    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      Still gotta get a bigger harddrive and maaaybe a dedicated graphics card after that and I'll officially move on to it from my current laptop. Currently the new computer is still sitting in its amazon box, only taken out a few times to ensure that it turns on and works in case I had to return it. Gotta say tho, after only using laptops for the past decade+, having a big heavy monolith of a box on my desk just felt right and I can't wait to copy all my files to it and "move in."

    2. Nix

      Nix

      Then you get to the point where you go "oh and I can probably get a new CPU, and a motherboard, and a new case too I guess", and you accidentally build yourself a new PC like I did lmao. Feels good having so much undo capability in Clip Studio though.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      Thats a big reason why I wanna upgrade tbh. I wanna do more at once in Clip Studio with larger canvases and be able to use the paint-style brushes more, all while also having a bunch of Chrome tabs open- without my PC feeling like its dying.

    4. Nix

      Nix

      Get yourself a SSD if you don't have one already. Boots up Windows and other programs like lightning. It's crazy how much faster it is in comparison to a standard harddrive.

    5. Ferno

      Ferno

      Funny enough the new computer came with a SSD already, but its only 256GB which I won't be able to fit the stuff from my current standard 500GB drive's data on, so I'm planning on getting a 1TB SSD to put in as my main harddrive while keeping the original 256GB one in there as additional backup storage.

    6. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      It's all fun and games until you notice your finished build randomly freezes and locks up every 2-3 days and you can't figure out what the hell is its problem. (Welcome to my life.)

  20. I really wish Sonic X season 3 was spent on Sonic's world more, and not the generic locations we saw either but like, South Island, and other places like the Ocean Palace ruins, etc.

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Whoa now, putting in that much effort would eat into the show's budget.

  21. I keep forgetting that we might've gotten a sonic game announcement by now had this been a regular, non-pandemic sorta year

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I dunno. Don't think that they were ever planning on announcing or even teasing a new Sonic game this year. Ports/re-releases maybe, but not a new game to really look forward to.

  22. *watching one of those 107 facts videos, this time about The Boondocks* *they mention that its pretty much the most expensive show that CN has ever produced* ...yeah I can see it tbh, the show always looked good af

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Especially the kickball episode 

  23. Came home to a full-sized roach in my room. Day off tomorrow so its war time in the morning. *talking all big like I'm not cowering on my bed rn even after killing it*

    1. CleverSonicUsername

      CleverSonicUsername

      The town I live in is entirely infested with roaches. When you walk around int he summer, there's dozens upon dozens in your path on the sidewalk, with many more scurrying about in the grass. it's not uncommon to see them dead on your doorstep with a few dead or dying beyond your threshold, and I don't think I've gone a single summer without seeing at least a few indoors, no matter where I lived (and I've moved about 5 or 6 times in this same town.)

      It's just kind of accepted here that you gotta deal with them. So long as they aren't German roaches, then they're probably tracked in.

      Roaches suck, that's my story.

  24. Pretty sure the few follows I've lost on twitter over the past few days are just from *liking* BLM posts. Good riddance tho.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      If I had a dime for every time someone said something like “just talk about x that’s why we’re here not politics” to a person with a gaming/art centered account on Twitter, and unfollowed...

    2. VisionaryofSUPER

      VisionaryofSUPER

      To be frank, I don't see what's wrong for people not wanting news specific channels to post this stuff.

      However, like with what I've been seeing with Gamexplain, when those idiots chase the hosts to their private twitters to proclaim the same fucking rhetoric of "just talk about games" on a PERSONAL CHANNEL, that shows me someone with some fucking bad faith.

      I've seen Andre, Jon, and Ash all get those fucking messages and it's so dumb. They aren't even posting anything on the main Gamexplain channel. Yet you have dumbasses claiming they want to unsubscribe because they didn't want them to talk politics. So fucking stupid.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      I’m...not going to get into this, since mods locked the last status that went into this topic.

       

      just gonna day I massively disagree on that first part 

    4. VisionaryofSUPER

      VisionaryofSUPER

      I know you do. It's fine. It's unpopular for a multitude of reasons and plenty of them are legit.

  25. So a year later I think it's safe to say that we'd atleast still be talking about the Heroes remake if that rumor was real vs the Sonic racing game rumor which turned out to be true but then came and went with very little fanfare 

    1. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      ngl heroes is a remake i could go for. most of its issues are things that could be fixed without having to fundamentally alter the game too much, and unlike if the adventure games were being remade, i wouldn’t be afraid of sonic team fucking up the good parts

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