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  1. Some interesting uses of the word for 'milk' ('leche') in the Spanish language:

    -When you really like something, you say that it's 'the milk!' (¡la leche!). The same thing is also used to express surprise.

    -When you're angry, you have 'bad/spoiled milk' ('mala leche').

    -When you beat up someone or hit yourself, you're giving (yourself) a milk.

    -The word also serves as an end-of-sentence interjection to indicate annoyance (like 'dammit', more or less).

    1. Thigolf


      Seems like they're really milking that word

    2. RedFox99



    3. Blueknight V2.0

      Blueknight V2.0

      I even knew that's the Spanish word for milk, I've watched enough of Dreamworks' Puss in Boots to know that.

    4. Ristar


      Spanish is fuuuuuun

    5. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      There's also cafe con leche that the locals seem to enjoy.

      There is an English word that is very similar in terms of usage but a loooooot more vulgar.

  2. Anyone knows who's this handsome guy in my new avatar?

    1. Sean
    2. Celestia


      I was having a weird hair day alright

      I want to guess someone in Yu Gi Oh? For whatever reason the style and design makes me think of that at least.

    3. Ajavalo


      It's from the manga/anime Bo-BoBo!

  3. The lyrics to Amy's theme song in Sonic Adventure give us an interesting little bit of trivia about the world of Sonic: there, sphinxes apparently are domestic animals/pets and grow beards, going by the fact that Amy had a cute one which she had to shave.

  4. The purpose of this topic to discuss the matter of adaptation of any well-known elements present in kart racing games to the team mechanics introduced in Team Sonic Racing. I think this is going to be way more interesting than I had initially thought; racing as a team vs. racing solo brings up a lot of potential in areas such as: Time Attack: we know this game will feature a Time Attack mode, but do you think it will allow team time attacks? In that case, how will your time be decided at the end? Maybe a sum of all three team members' times? Maybe only the best team member's time? Online rankings: in Online mode, not only will you be racing as a team of three, but your teammates might not be controlled by the AI, but by another random person! The rankings could be limited to Time Attack mode, as things would get very complicated otherwise... (I don't know much about racing game rankings, so I can't say much about this). Difficulty settings: will AI teammates' competence be dependent on a general difficulty setting, or will there be different difficulty options for teammates and opponents? Maybe the performance of AI teammates will be entirely dependent on how you set their vehicles' stats (which I suppose will be possible). What do you think? Are there close enough precedents in other racing games that we could go by?
  5. Well, since I rarely ever pay attention to rankings, I had completely forgotten about them *facepalm*. I'm going to create a new topic for this matter, because nobody has AFAIK yet talked about how will time attacks and online rankings be handled to accomodate the team aspect! The thing about AI "competence" would be a similar matter to the one above: adapting difficulty settings to the team aspect. I'm going to add this to the new topic.
  6. I'm thinking this is gonna be an unpopular opinion, but I don't see and have never seen what's the point of everyone asking for the option to do solo races. If they allowed individual racing in the main game mode or modes (which I suppose won't be the case), that would defeat the whole point of this game's existence. And, in non-main game modes such as exhibition and maybe Time Attack, I've always viewed the option as unnecesary because you CAN race solo whenever you want: you just ignore your AI teammates and gas ahead; the results screen shows the positions, so you will know if you've been first. Having a dedicated option is nice, but nothing to make a big fuss about, IMHO. Something I would want to get addressed is whether you will be able to choose the "competence" of the AI teammates, it makes more sense.
  7. Where can I find a tutorial on how to play Sonic Mania mods? I don't know how to apply them to the game.

  8. What? There are people here that don't think Team Sonic is a good team because Knuckles doesn't fit there? How? The bonds that link Knux to Sonic and Tails are much stronger than any rivalry he may have towards them. There's more than the three of them simply appearing in Sonic 3: Sonic and Tails saved Angel Island, and they have always helped Knux whenever he's needed it, he's got nobody else he can call "friend" or "ally", he knows that even if he generally prefers being alone. And, perhaps most important of all, let's not forget that Knuckles is above all a pure-hearted hero, who is always willing to fight alongside Sonic to save the world. He wouldn't go with anti-heroes/generally nasty guys Shadow and Rouge unless he has a reason (if Rouge also wants to "save" the Master Emerald, for instance), and definitely not with lesser heroes/more mundane guys Amy, Big and the like.
  9. I'm now reading the full BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo manga in Spanish -just purchased the 21 volumes online-, and all I can say is...

    Humanity doesn't deserve something this good, guys and gals. It's on a whole other level!

  10. Well, I just graduated today!

    That doesn't mean I've finished University, though, still got a few subjects left to pass.

    1. MightyRay


      Congrats! Best of luck passing those last few subjects!

    2. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      Congratulations! You did it! :D

    3. Dejimon11



    4. Kiah


      Congrats! And best wishes wrapping up the final classes!

  11. Could someone that has been watching the Forces leaks explain in objective terms how's the level design for the most part?

    From what I'm reading, the officially revealed levels don't represent the rest of the game in terms of linearity. Some say it's good and some say it's still bad, that is why I want objective terms.

    1. JosepHenry


      Some are ok actually, is a zig zag of quality.

      I can't say more without spoiling.

    2. Diogenes


      they're exactly as bad as what we've already seen.

  12. I'm seriously worried about the future of Catalonia and the people living there: the regional government has been essentially taken over by radical, borderline supremacist organizations.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      The radicals of the world seem to be popping out of the woodworks everywhere.

  13. I don't see any reason here to think that Eggman won't be the final boss: see, the final Infinite-related achievement reads "Defeat Infinite", but the Eggman achievement doesn't say anything about defeating Eggman! It is certainly strange that Metal Sonic, Shadow and Chaos don't get an achievement for themselves, though... I'm especially intrigued by those EX and Secret Stages, and the different types of Challenges! It gives good hopes for the length of the game! By the way, don't you find it funny that, after NSMB2 introduced Moon Coins as a variant of Star Coins and Super Mario Odyssey will introduce Power Moons as a substitute for Power Stars... Sonic Forces will be introducing Silver Moon Rings alonside the Red Star Rings! Interesting Stars -> Moons pattern here...
  14. Do you think SEGA's marketing on Sonic Forces is going to kick into overdrive starting from now? Just like how we got a lot of Mania stuff in July and August...

    1. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      It better, we're literally half a month away now.

      And with the PSN trophies, it seems we'll getting more juicy stuff soon.

    2. Ruby Havoc

      Ruby Havoc

      I'd hope so. We seem to be getting new info every Tuesday so I feel that's a good start.

  15. OK, I now believe that the police is definitely using excessive force in certain situations. But not all's bad, some of them are telling inconsiderate parents to take their children out of of the hot points.

  16. The current shaky period in Spanish politics has rached a new low. After years of disagreements and inaction, one of the autonomous regions' legislative chamber and government have organized an illegal independence referendum.

    Now the population is split on how far police forces should go to avoid the voting. It's clear the referendum will be completely invalid in the end because half of the regions' population doesn't recognize it as legitimate, but the peolple who just want to go and vote don't deserve, IMO, to be treated with excessive force.

    What the sensible population wants is politicians to stop yelling at each other and cooperate. I really don't want this to cause civil confrontations, we already got terrorist-aligned rebel groups in the Basque Country, such things are simply out of place in a present-day constitutional democracy.

  17. I don't care too much about the English voices since I'm going to set them to Spanish. Ever since Generations, the Spanish voice actors have done a really good job, IMO.
  18. Judging from all the Sonic Forces themed merchandise we're getting, I guess we now have a clear idea of the titular forces' core integrants:

    Sonic, Avatar, Classic Sonic, Tails and Knuckles


    Eggman, Infinite, Metal Sonic, Shadow, Chaos and Zavok

    Then, each force has got its supports and allies -Amy, Silver, Chaotix / Eggman's robots-

    Seems nice enough! The title will be more fitting than I initially thought...

  19. As picky as Sonic community members tend to be, it baffles me a little how almost nobody cares to use the proper names for the elemental shields: Flame, Thunder and Aqua.

    1. TheOcelot





      master race

    2. Enderwoman


      proper what now

    3. Diogenes


      hot shield, sparky shield, soapy shield

    4. Bobnik


      Jump Dash, Double Jump and Bounce, got it.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You're going by Generations names for them. S3 (US) calls them Flame, Lightning and Water, whilst Mania calls them Fire, Lightning and Bubble (and Blue for the basic one).

    6. JezMM


      >mfw I see casuals calling Voltaic Bulwarks "Thunder Shields"



    7. RosaRosaRosalina


      lava, spark and bouncing liquid protectors

    8. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Plasma, flame, and water traps.

    9. Bowbowis


      Why do people insist on calling it a fire shield when it is so clearly a magmatic indemnifier?

    10. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      You're right. It's a haduoken shield.

    11. Penny


      if you don't call them fire, lightning, and water (bubble works too) shields, idk what you're doing with your life

    12. JezMM


      Tbh Thunder is a stupid-ass name anyway considering Thunder is the noise that lightning makes, not the electric discharge itself

    13. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      Red White and Blue shields

    14. Ajavalo


      Wait, so Sonic Mania calls them Fire, Lightning and Bubble? Well, those seem to be the most used denominations, I guess it's fine. I know that Flame, Thunder and Aqua are the official original names and have been re-established in games since Generations.

    15. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Generations also tells us that the Insta-sheild is called the "Two-spin", and literally nobody calls it that. 

    16. JezMM
  20. Have they moved Mania PC's release time back to 5PM BST? The countdown seems to show one less hour than just before.

  21. LakeFeperd has just released a new DX version of ATS which adds the Drop Dash, among other things!:


    1. neezTHEhuman


      this is great news!

    2. MegasonicZX


      Cool, the drop dash is my favorite iteration on classic sonics moveset so far so having it here is great.

    3. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      The Drop Dash would be a fantastic addition if the execution wasn't so wrong.

      You have to hold the button in order to do it hear, rather than just tapping it.

    4. MegasonicZX


      @Depression KongIt actually works pretty well in action contrary to how awkward it sounds and I never find myself accidently doing it when I don't want to in sonic mania. It also helps that you have to hold it until you touch the ground instead of it just staying proc'd from a single second hold.                                            

  22. Does anyone know when Steam games become available to play? The obvious answer would be at 00:00 of the indicated release day in your timezone, but I'm feeling that's not the case.

    1. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      1 PM was the previous allotted time, but the Pc version of Mania was delayed to the 29th, so... :L

  23. Am I really the only one who thinks of Sonic Colours DS instead of Sonic 3 when I see those spheres? I really doubt they are going to work even close to how they did in S3&K... I'm seeing influences from all kinds of Sonic Special Stages, both Classic and Modern: -Sonic 1: the background fish. -Sonic CD: the UFO. -Chaotix: the 3D behind-the-back and Rings as a time limit. -Heroes: chasing the Chaos Emerald. -Colours DS: blue and yellow spheres as collectables. And all of this just from a single screenshot!
  24. Do you think the Sonic Twitter will reach 3M followers before Mania's release? Only 140K left!

  25. Sonic Mania will be the first Sonic game in a very long while without Red Star Rings, won't it?

    Nothing at all has even suggested their appearance.

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Technically, the Premium version of Sonic Runners Adventure has it beat. 

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