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Balding Spider

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  1. This nostalgic madness showed up in my twitter feed this morning:

    There's so much I was thankful to forget.

  2. Marvel's contribute to Pride Month, or: Pride month ain't done and Marvel needs to help fuck it up: https://sinagrace.tumblr.com/post/185915075613/as-pride-month-comes-to-a-close-its-time-i-spoke

    And thank goodness Sina didn't make Iceman "too gay" that would be awful...good god.

    1. KHCast
    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @KHCast Marvel didn't have Sina Grace's back when he was working on the Iceman book, and had to endure countless taunts on social media without their backing. Him and his book were being treated as a shameful family member. Dude got in trouble by marvel for getting press from the Washington Post, and had to seek permission to promote the book, yet none of the straight members had to.

      He credit's Axl Alonso (former EIC) for giving his book some extra legs, but when he left the book was dismissed, yet it sold and found a voice which Marvel didn't get what made the book a hit, and didn't ask what Axl did: "What do you think landed with readers", and then there's talk of more shade and a corrupt manager.

    3. KHCast


      “and had to seek permission to promote the book, yet none of the straight members had to.”

      dude, what the actual fuck

    4. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      I don't even know dude. That's some straight up bigotry shit.

    5. KHCast


      Hmm. He seems to say at the end he feels none of this to him was discrimination. That’s...strange, considering he literally brings up how he was treated differently from his straight co-workers about certain things. I wonder if that’s him legally trying to save face, as discrimination accusations against a corporation usually are hard to prove, and can actually land the accuser in hot water for “slander”.

  3. Woolie just finished the 3rd Birthday...

    I'd heard about the twist... but this is... this is disgusting. It's just so much worse than I'd heard.

  4. *sigh* Here's your Spider-man Hentai


    Enjoy, pervs.

    1. Dejimon11


      Is that bullseye with the carnage symbiote? 

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Nah, it's basically what happens when symbiotes get corrupted/controlled by their father, Knull. Don't worry it's a new thing they introduced.

    3. Perkilator


      Wow, Miles has a weird kind of Heartless.

    4. Teoskaven


      Ok, between this and Immortal Hulk, what the hell is Marvel thinking?

    5. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Teoskaven What's your beef with Immortal Hulk?

    6. Teoskaven


      It feels extremely out of place for the average 616 Marvel story and more something it should be on an alternate timeline like Old Man Logan. I mean, i appreciate that one of the most successfull series right now is not one with thicc political undertones, but the fact that it's a series with so mean sprited situations (i mean, to show how super cereal they are, the making team kills off a 12-year old in the early pages of the first issue. Talk about being edgy) and that Marvel hasn't done anything genuinely horror-related in a long time, it tells me how desperate they are.

  5. Reception wise has this year been one of the most unremarkable years for triple A games?

    1. KHCast


      Disappointing and mediocre 

    2. Menace2Society


      I mean, the year is only half-way done, so you can’t really say.

      I doubt it’ll surpass 2014 in terms of being unremarkable, tho.

    3. Dejimon11


      In terms of what? Cause this year we got Kingdom Hearts 3, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Devil May Cry 5, Yoshi's Crafted World, Bloodstained aka the first good spiritual successor kickstarted game that MN9 started,  Judgment Eyes, 2 solid mascot kart racers, Samurai Shodown and Mario Maker 2. And we're only halfway through the year. The later half looks promising with Astral Chain, DxM, Luigi's Mansion 3, Death Stranding...i guess. 

    4. KHCast


      In terms of the actual industry itself at least in my mind 

    5. Wraith


      Some of the best games of the generation have come out in the past 6 months or so imo.

  6. It's really bothering my how an important piece of Kung-Jin's past is relegated to brief pre-fight banter in MK11.

  7. Great, now I can't be exclusively upset that Japan does the thousand year old girl shtick.


    Thanks a lot DC... *sigh* 4000 year old teenager... just *heavy sigh*

    1. DanJ86
    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Oh fuck, I didn't mean that. I'll edit that out.

    3. DanJ86


      I understand. I'll edit mine too. It'll be like it never happened.

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I didn't realize "National Pick on the Teen Titans Day" was today. I should check my caldender more often.

    5. Tornado


      That doesn't look anything like Sasami.

    6. Balding Spider
    7. Tornado


      The character that the "really 700 years old" joke was originally about.

    8. Balding Spider
  8. Somebody tried some casual racism shit whining about why there isn't a WET (White Entertainment Television) to which I replied in passing: You the Halmark Channel, and Daytime Television. Now stop being pissy.

    1. PaddyFancy


      Wet indeed.

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      What make's it more satisfying was the look on the guys face when I did it. Think Deer in headlights.

    3. tailsBOOM!


      @Balding SpiderI wouldn't want a WET anyways, because the jokes that would result from the name would be, well, obvious (Some naughty and some not).  It sounds like an adult PPV channel name.

  9. Pft, Bloodstained gives you a JOJO power, and one of Chun-li's attacks. I love this game.

    1. TCB
    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider



      But you have to defeat the hardest boss in the game to get it.

  10. Is Star Ocean 3's twist the worst ever for a game universe? The twist being the franchise is in an in universe game.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Dood spoilers! 😧

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Yes, spoilers for the 03 game from the PS2

  11. And that's all the Extra bosses beaten and the Bloodstained Map completed! Man, some of those bosses... Let's just say Iga and the dev team won't forget this games roots.

  12. Should have mentioned there's a power in Bloodstained that gives you Modern Sonic's run, complete with Boost Barrier.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Confirmed: Best Sonic Game of 2019

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      And like in Unleashed you can upgrade it's speed.

  13. What's the word on Nitro Fuled so far?

  14. And Bloodstained is finished, and man did it make me sad that Konami went the way it did. Not only does Bloodstained remind me of what I loved about Castlevania, but also all the wacky stuff Konami would put in their games.

    Ah... now I feel depressed.

    1. Sean


      How is it for someone who hasn't played a Castlevania game?

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      it's pretty welcoming, it introduces many different options to deal with any issues players may have, especially if you're willing to poor time into leveling up the shards, and fixing meals.

    3. PublicEnemy1


      Hey, at least it didn't crash hard like the other failed experiments like Mighty No. 9 and Yooka-Laylee where the original creators end up failing to understand why people loved the spiritual predecessor so much.

  15. So yeah, I think Bloodstained was worth the wait. Still haven't beat it but I'm having a ton of fun with it.

  16. Hit that spot in a game where the enemies can rock you, think I'll take a break.

    1. Ferno






    2. Milo


      @Ferno I see what you did there

    3. Ellipsis-Ultima
  17. The fuck is with Sony's Kickstarter keys always getting delayed?

  18. Didn't expect to like Miriam as a character

    1. JosepHenry


      Well, GOOD lol

  19. To it's benefit I think Bloodstained leans into the cheese earlier than Castlevania would. Like I had three times early in game that gave me pause. This is a good thing IMO

  20. Sweet, my copy of Bloodstained came early. Gonna poor an our into it!

    Edit: As soon as it let's me. Damn this era of gaming and it's applications

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      What did the collective population do to you to drive it to poverty?

  21. Curious to see how the pokemon limit is going to effect tournaments

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      A small pool of Pokemon would mean the meta would shift. There might not be a big power creep and with some Pokemon not around, there's more niches to fill.

    2. Miragnarok


      Maybe USUM becomes the "Melee" of the franchise until the situation is rectified?

    3. tailsBOOM!


      @Miragnarok that would mean that even when everyone is back and they even try to emulate the style of USUM as close as possible they still play that over the current Pokemon game though.  I get the love for Melee, but the fan base of the competitive is toxic on a level I've never seen.  

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      If anything Gen 4 is the "Melee" of Pokemon because the metagame really took off then.

    5. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma




      I seriously hope you aren't implying that Ultimate tries to emulate to style of Melee in it's gameplay, because that's absolutely hilarious if you are. Not to mention it being entirely wrong.

      The only thing they have in common is that they're both speedy and even that is in entirely different ways. The base core gameplay and mechanics of both are very different, but do mesh together very well. Ultimate does feel like it's just "fast Sm4sh" depending on who you use at first, but very quickly reveals itself to be it's own awesome beast of a game with how things evolve over time and how characters get more tools an tricks discovered for varied ways of play alongside their better balance ideas this time around.

      It's a big reason why, contrary to popularly misguided belief, a lot of competitive players of all Smash games, Melee or otherwise, all actually really like Ultimate a lot. Even a good amount who couldn't really figure it out competitively yet still like playing it casually with everyone. They might or might not like it as much as their originally preferred game, but there's still plenty of room in their hearts for Ultimate. Even for me, I'd say Ultimate is my favorite main series Smash game despite how much it pisses me off sometimes. The only thing I'd absolutely put above it is Project M and that's a mod. (A damn good one, though.) I see mroe toxic casuals complaining about rumored complaining from competitive people more than actual toxic competitive folks and that's always been the case ever since it hit the public eye. Both sides are equally guilty. (Though, to give oen point to casuals, at least they never threw a damn crab at anybody. I still think that's hilarious, though.)


      Getting back on topic, I'd say Gen 4 + 5 are the "Melee", 6 is Sm4sh when it first came out and 7 is Sm4sh after all of the DLC was done and people were mad at some of the new characters being super good, one in particular over the others.

      Funny how well that fits.

  22. I swear every time I look back on Bendis work I find new things that make me cringe and/or offend me. In this case it's Riri getting upset that her teacher isn't racist enough toward her:

    invinc-iron-man-8.jpgWhat the actual fuck?

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Yeesh, no wonder not many people like her. Thats just obnoxious writing and to top it off, you don't insult Tony Stark's facial hair.

    2. Diogenes


      that's more about sexism than racism, i'd say.

      and, i dunno, i think it's kinda funny. she's not actually mad about it, she just wants someone to set up a wall so she can make it her goal to smash through it. spite as a motivator even if it's contrived spite.

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @The Tenth Doctor Well it's writing like that, and the continuing trend of fridging the old characters to have younger characters replace them. At the time Marvel was adamant on repeating the Miles phenomena which is why we had an Asian Hulk, and a Hispanic Nova, and Riri taking over as Iron Man.

  23. So...anyone watching Agents of SHIELD or Jessica Jones season three? because I guess that just released on Netflix.

  24. Huh. I might be getting Bloodstained a day early, provided the estimated time is correct.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Always awesome when that happens!

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