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Balding Spider

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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
  5. The fuck is with Sony's Kickstarter keys always getting delayed?

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

    1. JosepHenry


      Well, GOOD lol

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!

  13. How the hell is Batman the most OP character and yet so ineffective at the same time?

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      Depends on the writer. 

      A good writer knows how to balance them both, making Batman’s victory hard fought, and deserved, usually by giving him an opponent that does put him through the wringer and force him to break his own limits to survive and overcome.

      A lot of DCAU stuff, especially TAS is like that. There’s almost never a time Batman is ungodly OP and capable of doing insane things. I think the best example of this is Worlds Finest, where Batman has to outsmart, rather than using strength against Superman. Superman uses his abilities to discover his identity and immediately hold it over his head.

      Batman then has to outwit Superman by sneaking a tracker on him and spying on him til he gives away the identity himself. It makes it clear Superman and Batman are strong in different aspects. Hush also succeeds with this general idea very well as well.

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Oh I meant more in the context of the comics. The DCAU stuff established his abilities pretty consistently, but in the comics they had him kill Darkseid, and keep himself from getting sucked into the vacuum of space by having a strong grip, and yet he can't clean up his home which has only progressively gotten worse over time. I mean how many secret societies are we up to in Gotham at this point?

  14. Tonight I discovered Letterkenny, good god.

    1. PublicEnemy1


      literally who

  15. So happy Marvel comic's made space cool again. It was a rough period when Bendis and Carol were in charge of it.

  16. In which Kirk Thornton (Shadow the Hedgehog) voices Donald Trump...

    1. Forgetful Panda

      Forgetful Panda

      Is this movie getting a redub for America then? Because Trump’s supposed to be voiced by English impressionist Tom Culshaw.

  17. The Men in Black cartoon talk reminded me of the Godzilla Cartoon (done by the same animation company), and that Frank Welker voiced Godzilla, and Linda Blair (she played Regan in The Exorcist) voiced an Eco-terrorist leader. .....Cartoons were weird back then.

  18. Some people got sent Bloodstained early...how good for them


    IM JuSt sOOOO HApPy foR ThEM

    1. KHCast


      Oh it’s out??

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Officially it's out the 18th but some (the backers I assume) are getting their copies early. I'm watching the first 30 minutes on twitch right now.

  19. Oh cool, Rob Liefeld lost his damn mind again and ran to Instagram: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/06/11/rob-liefeld-quits-twitter-following-dc-tweet-controversy/

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      That spooked me for a second there. I thought you meant Rob Halford of Judas Priest fame and I was like "no don't let one of my heroes become one of the villains ;~;"

  20. My mind is still stuck on how lackluster Crystal Dynamic's Avengers looks.

    1. Polkadi~☆


      They really do look like stunt doubles.

      At least Spider-Man PS4 was trying to do it's own interpretation of the characters. This Avengers game just looks like they're trying to sidestep using the faces of the MCU cast.

    2. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      I could have dealt with how they looked but I was in full "Fuck off" mode when it got all online, live-service-y. Right now, I'm 100% uninterested.

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Yeah it's straight up Games as a service.

    4. Polkadi~☆


      Oh, that part.

      Considering Square's previous games, I'm disappointed but not surprised. Hitman 2 was hit with this hard. Can't say I'll get the game for this reason.

    5. Sean


      Think I heard something about being an offline, single player mode

  21. New rumor came up that Warner bros. want to end the DC App, cancel their shows and make all their shows the same format as Arrow/Flash.


    BRB I gotta stare longingly at a bottle of poison.

    1. Ferno


      does this mean Young Justice season 3 can just air on cartoon network and/or netflix now

    2. Dejimon11


      What do you mean same format? 

    3. DanJ86


      It's just a rumour. Don't touch that poison yet, okay?

    4. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Dejimon11 In that they prioritize looks over acting talent, introduce designated black support friend for the main hero, having the main lead get arrested (shit, I'm told this even happens in Archie), dead parents (granted that's rampant in most cape books).



      This also includes having a science base, having a character do something wildly out of character for the sake of shipping/moving the plot along/drama, and having secrets being the most harmful thing of all, and the people on these shows always think they need to protect someone from them or something just as dumb

      @DanJ86 Oh I know, I'm just keeping it on standby because this sounds like just the right amount of stupid to be real.

    5. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      You're rather cynical about Arrowverse huh

    6. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Kuzu the Boloedge Well, no...maybe a little.... WHY DID BARRY CHANGE THE TIMELINE!!!

    7. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Honestly it's less an arrowverse thing as much as a CW show thing. 

    8. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Yeah I mean even Archie Andrews couldn't escape the prison cliche.

    9. DanJ86


      Did somebody say Batwoman? *shot*

    10. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Talk about not having hope in a show...

  22. Fuck Gamefreak

    1. Strickerx5


      What happened?

      Nvm, found out... fuck

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      God, all that work

    3. tailsBOOM!


      I hope there's an update to add the rest in.  I'm honestly a bit hurt by this.

  23. Nintendo won.

  24. Wow, there were people that seriously thought the MCU cast were going to voice the Avengers? I-wha-how?

    1. KHCast



    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Like I'm reading through some random posts and some legit thought they were going to do it. I mean was that in one of the leaks or something?

    3. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      RDJ alone would probably blow the game's whole budget lol

    4. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      The least would have probably been renner. ScarJo and the big three, especially RDJ yeah right. People had their hopes waaaay to high.

    5. Polkadi~☆


      but square isn't made of money like disney is, what the heck are they thinking

    6. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Chili Dawg Exactly. And if you've seen the Jungle Book, we've already been shown the range that Scarlett Johansson carries.

      @Polkadi~♪ I dunno man, that shit is weird.


    7. Ferno


      *Iron Man only has one spoken line in the whole game because he was voiced by RDJ and thats all the devs could afford*

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