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Tara last won the day on March 17 2018

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  1. Can't wait to pick up the Google Ouya.

  2. Tara

    Does Sonic really work as a game?

    I think this conversation is confusing "effective marketing" with "good design." For that matter, this topic has gotten way off course so I'm going to ask we dial it back to Sonic.
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    Does Sonic really work as a game?

    Considering there's already an exhausting amount of legislation and security in place to prevent cheating both in-house and by casino guests, I think more than a few people would be upset if they felt the odds were deliberately manipulated to go against them, even in a purely luck-based system like slot machines.
  4. Me at 6:00- Thus begins the start of a beautiful new day!

    Me at 6:01- jfc does the day last FOREVER or something I just wanna sleep

    Me, while sleeping- how can I sleep when there's so much to get done?!

  5. "Try to keep up" isn't exactly an original catchphrase when it comes to concepts based around speed, you know...
  6. The same reason that America appropriated Yankee Doodle as a patriotic anthem, even though the original tune was explicitly used by the British army to mock colonists: Irony. After being ridiculed and insulted for so long, it isn't particularly out there that, when carrying out his ultimate, world-conquering plan, that he would appropriate the name Eggman as an extended middle finger to the people that mocked him. At least, that's what I think the Adventure games were going for before they sort of just hoped that American audiences would forget the Robotnik moniker altogether.
  7. [spoiler]Stuff here[/spoiler] Or type your message, highlight it, and click the eye icon in the rich text editor. Be aware that IPB has a lot of weird glitches with it, though.
  8. I don't even hate baby forms of characters, but er... uh... I really don't want to see that monstrosity as a baby lmao. I also actually wouldn't mind the whole Sonic being raised by an owl thing, because at least that seems to focus the movie on the woodland critters that Sonic protects as opposed to leaving them as an afterthought. In theory, anyway.
  9. I also don't really think the superheroes and Sonic are very good comparisons. Not just for the reasons outlined before, but because, like... superhero costume alterations actually are pretty contentious subject matter. (Albeit not as much so these days where comic book movies are actually common) So using it as justification as though they are universally accepted and well-received is a little bit odd to me. I personally don't like how Detective Pikachu looks, either. It's just the lesser of the two evils for me.
  10. From what I know, usually when people say that the CGI isn't in a finished state, they're referring to more subtle details. Coloring, texturing, lighting, etc. Maybe some minor anatomical details will be worked out, too, but generally speaking, it's almost certainly going to look pretty much like what we've seen already.
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    Pokémon Sword & Shield (2019)

    I was sort of turned off by the starters at first, but lately Scorbunny has really been growing on me. If for no other reason than the Sam and Max memes. I'll be interested to see if this turns into the proper console Pokémon RPG game that I've been wanting for years or if it will just be a watered down version of the games' core elements.
  12. I think people sort of get the wrong idea of what it means when Arin says his personality on Grumps is exaggerated. It doesn't mean that what he says isn't his actual opinion (although by nature of the show, it is a more on-the-fly opinion, as opposed to a critical and analytical opinion), but that he exaggerates the actual emotions it brings out in him as a joke. For example, yeah, obviously I can tell that the "beautiful little moment" bit from the Sonic '06 playthrough was Arin exaggerating his personality for humor's sake, as I don't think anyone outside of certified sociopaths are naturally that theatrical about their disdain for a bad game, but I don't think it changes that the portion of the game in question was, indeed, quite bad, and was the sentiment being conveyed. Sort of like when someone says "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy," with the literal implication being that something is so wretched and inhumane that even the lowest form of scum don't deserve to endure it, but rarely does someone ever actually mean it. Arin's shtick is pretty much the same principle, but blown up to 11.
  13. Yeah, I'm also skeptical and will be treating this like a false rumor unless we can get some actual verification. As is, there's no reason to assume anything being said in that thread is true. So far, everything in the thread sounds... generic enough to not set off any immediate alarms, but not specific enough to actually be helpful. Which is usually a good sign that it's a troll.
  14. I think Aaron's a nice guy and I think he has the power to do wonders for the brand. But especially on the internet, you can't go forward with the same strategy for years on end without people getting tired of it. Some jokes just get tired after awhile.
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