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Strickerx5 last won the day on August 5 2018

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  1. Strickerx5

    Would you say we’ve entered a new “era” yet?

    Tbh, I've been under the impression that the Modern era ended a long time ago. When that era supposedly started, we were getting games that felt absolutely nothing like the one's we're getting now from just about every category. To put titles like Mania, LW, or Forces under that moniker would be to extend Modern's overall meaning well past that of an actual category. Imo, to say that we're still in the Modern era, we'd have to move it's beginning around quite a bit. Games like 06 and Unleashed, titles that we've taken as completely tied to the era, would have to come into question on whether or not they're even in it. We can't really say that the gameplay itself defines things because the series has been changing itself too infrequently for it. Maybe it would be better to start putting titles like Unleashed under the Adventure/Dreamcast era (and probably Black Knight too) and just have Colors be the start of the Modern Era but something about that just seems... really wrong to me. We could say that the Modern era ran from 2006-2010 and then call everything after that the "Nostalgia" era. Though then you run into Boom which does throw that off a bit, Honestly, all I know is that titles like 06 and Unleashed shouldn't really be classified under the same era as titles like LW or Mania. Depending on what the next game is, it might just be better to drop the entire idea of eras in general as they might just no longer be applicable with the changes we've gotten.
  2. Oh, new update is out for OW. Let’s see wha- *they nerfed Lucio*

    ...welp, u all were right. ow really is dead

    1. Zaysho


      did we secretly rehire Nepenthe or

    2. Strickerx5



      nep and i just have good taste

    3. Polkadi~♪


      I left OW long ago. Overbalanced, CC hell, and terrible community meant that I wasn’t going to stick around for long. Even the updates haven’t been enough to bring me back.

  3. Knowing Google, Stadia isn’t going to set the world on fire (even if they have the funds and infrastructure to do it) but it does continue to shine a light on exactly where the industry is heading, streaming.

    As online infrastructure continues to improve and consoles continue to show their age faster (some even right on release), it’s probably going to lead to streaming being the norm at some point in the not too distant future.

    1. KHCast


      Unless the AAA industry becomes less of a shit when it comes to digital distribution, and online services, I’m not exactly ready to get excited about the prospect of all digital.

    2. David112


      @KHCast You also forgot the part where industry as a whole doesn't give much of a damn about videogame preservation (and similarly related, videogame copyright nonsense) in regards to the drawbacks of an all-digital future.

      We just got a report a few days ago about how MySpace permanently lost all of the music that was uploaded to the website from 2002 through 2015.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer


      I really have my doubts frankly. This was a thing since the late 2000s with the Origin box, this really isn’t anything new.

    4. Strickerx5


      Eh, I get what you’re saying there but there are other devs out there who would put this tech to good use. Rather not limit everyone just because EA and Activision are going to continue to shit in their own corners no matter what.

      Though, you do make a fair point about preservation @Yeow.

      @Ryannumber1gamerTrue, it’s been a long time coming. Though, with both Sony and Microsoft investing heavily into it I still think it’s simply a matter of time. Especially now that we have the tech to do it in more places.

    5. KHCast


      I mean, it’s not just EA and Activision. There’s the fact every company seems to wanna create their own digital storefront and subscription based store dividing up the community. Microsoft and Sony haven’t exactly been darlings regarding their own storefronts and even online servers at times, and then there’s Steam which....the less said about them the better. I just don’t expect this industry to suddenly get its shit together and deliver a online ecosystem that checks the consumers expectations 

      then there’s the issue of stable connectivity and how this future would only going by the standards now exclude more and more people and make gaming more of a privileged experience 

    6. Strickerx5


      Tbf it’s not like Steam is the problem with their storefront... more along the lines of some devs being ridiculous at best. Also isn’t like Steam needs to change at all, thanks to the platform they already operate on.

      And yeah, each of these companies will probably have their own service. That’s not really different from how they operate now though.

      Also, I really don’t think online will be that big of an issue in a few years time. I think back to the last generation where downloading 40gb sized games seemed ridiculous. Things have been progressing quickly. Online infrastructure across the world is developing pretty damn quickly.

      It won’t be an overnight thing. But, who knows where we’ll be even 5 years from now.

    7. KHCast


      Pretty sure steam is the problem as their hands off approaches to any enforcement of rules LEADS to those shitty developers existing and putting out shit like “Rape day” to begin with. This has been the case for years, spanning back to green light. But I digress 

      large percentages of the world still have shitty internet so sure maybe in America andither 1st world countries things have progressed, but for the rest? 

    8. Strickerx5


      That’s the problem Steam is currently facing though. They start to filter too much and people get mad. They don’t filter enough and people get mad. It’s a fine line that’s hard to find. Of course things like “Rape Day” slipping through the cracks is inexcusable. I’m just glad Steam addressed it and are trying to do better. Like, you can’t truly stop shitty people from being shitty.

      And yeah, large parts of the world don’t have the infrastructure for this yet. Large parts of America don’t. Though, that’s why this is more of a future goal than current or even near one. If the rise of digital sales is to be believed, there is also a fair amount of the world that is there. Things are consistently improving and I’d rather keep reasonably pushing for those marks rather than limit things for the sake of it. That drives stagnation.

    9. KHCast


      It’s not really that hard a line to find considering almost every other gaming service can do it and avoid games like kill gay people sims and rape day no problem. I really doubt the problem is the “censorship” crowd getting triggered by action being taken. It just requires, you know, effort and quality control, of which steam lacks. How long were digital homicide kicking before action was taken again? And apparently rape day was out for a while before steam actually acted(and only acted when the outrage got large enough that they couldn’t ignore), and the creator of that game even said it probably shouldn’t have gotten that far in steams system. They always say “they’ll do better” but they really never do so I take that line as more of a PR statement vs genuine desire to improve now 

      Idk I guess maybe I’m just not as defensive and sympathetic  towards them and their problems as some 

    10. Strickerx5


      Censorship is a serious thing for some groups man. Of course the bullshit like everything you stated needs to go (and Steam definitely agrees there) but there are a bunch of devs out there who don’t make that kind of trash and require the storefront to be more free than anything. Devs that get very upset when any action is taken against that. Any kind of formal statement beyond removing the obvious shit will land them in hot water.

      Also, companies like Nintendo and Sony do get quite a bit of shit for how gated their market places are which is why we often see indie games first come out on Steam before they end up on console. The big 3 like to have Steam be the testing ground for what they decide gets in.

      I do get it though. It is a bad look for any company to let any kind of shit in. I also agree that they can do more to fix the problem. Plus, I’m long past being the guy to defend a multi-million dollar company. It’s just, idk, I can sort of see why this could be a problem for anyone is all.

      also real talk, any store front that can give me a game like Arkham city for $3 can’t be all that bad :v

  4. Honestly can't complain too much about that showing. I wish they had showed more actual gameplay of TSR but there is a lot to go over in that customization trailer. Add in the music, short promotional animations continuing, and a bunch of other small things that had thankfully had nothing to do with the movie and I'd call this a success.

    Also glad that they didn't announce a new game. I... don't need that in my life right now.

    1. DiamondX


      But they did announce a new game.

    2. Strickerx5


      Saying they're working on the next title is like saying Apple is working on the next iPhone.

      We already know it's coming. The actual release of info regarding it is the real announcement.

    3. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      He probably means like a real announcement with a CG trailer or gameplay

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It was decent. They didn't hype it up to be anything important or major. It was a fun panel for the more dedicated fans that gave us some fun tidbits. They could have given a better trailer for TSR that showed gameplay clips longer than 2 seconds, but hopefully that will come in the next two months before the game is out. It needs it. TSR Overdrive was nice.

      @DiamondXThey didn't really announce a new game. They confirmed that it exists, but that's it. It's nothing, because it's not time yet.

    5. DiamondX


      I see. I thought he meant confirming it exists and less of a full reveal.

      My bad.

  5. halo-pc-1.pngI never thought I'd see the day... I'm getting so emotional

    1. McGroose


      They thought we were delusional, there were articles written hours before calling the rumors bullshit


    2. Polkadi~♪






    3. McGroose


      This also means that the multiplayer of all games will be stronger than possibly ever before!

      Well, nothing will really beat the launch years.

    4. Polkadi~♪


      mate, halo reach forge and a couple of friends is all i need for a good time

      this is just living the dream

    5. Fusion-Ellipsis



  6. Halo 3, ODST, and Reach are coming to the PC-*slams desk* HALO 3, ODST, AND REACH ARE COMING TO THE PC HOLY SHIT YES WOOOoOoOOoOoO!!!!

    1. Polkadi~♪






    2. SupahBerry


      Plus Borderlands 3 being teased on the 28th.




      what is a sonic

    3. KHCast


      This gives me life!!

    4. Adamabba


      This is great news. Unfortunately my computer is a potato so I wont be able to play them lol

    5. Polkadi~♪


      Hey, the original release of Halo 2 came with a map editor! I'd know this, because I have the original release!

      WILL IT COME WITH THIS RELEASE?! I know it's a remastered version of the game, but still.

  7. ”A bad console game will always be bad. A bad pc game can eventually get modded to become good.”

    - Probably not Miyamoto


    Though seriously, modders are pure gifts to this world.

  8. Strickerx5

    Eggman's Danger and Lethal Force

    The thing is, Eggman's antics don't really fall out of line with what other "children's" media have done in the past. It doesn't take much looking in the cartoon or movie realm to find parallels with how ST often treats Eggman. He's a goofy character right down to his goofy name but he's still a guy with a goal. That goal, like in most other forms of media with villains in it, is dark. Though, what people seem to be forgetting recently is that this is a series made for a younger audience at the end of the day. We can ask for more serious plots but within reason. Within tones that aren't just about violence. This is why Disney can't just flat out show one of their characters getting hung (see Tarzan) full on, right on screen, but can only imply it. It's all about balance. Media like this often indulges in the "say it, imply it, never show it" method when it comes to darker content. If they don't abide by that thin this risk some serious trouble from the world around them. Simply put, they can't just kill Eggman straight up because that would have more noticeable bearings on the series than a simply one scene and done case. Even if they did a fake out of it (which they have done), they wouldn't be able to commit to it for long so it'd be a useless action. That's not even going into how he's a main character for the series as a whole. You don't just simply kill off characters like that. Even if it'd make more "sense" (in our world) to do so. That's where your suspension of disbelief has to come in because once you start addressing those inconsistencies, there's no turning back. Suddenly things that are fundamental to the actual game series come into question and the world that was built on cartoon logic starts to crumble. Hell, this isn't even an unspoken rule limited to "children's" content but also many mainstream shows and movies as well. Why doesn't character x just shoot character y with a gun? Because the movie would be over in 2 minutes so what would even be the point in making it? I get that this series has a tone problem. You can't just have a transition from a game like Heroes straight into something like Shadow without acknowledging that. But real talk, this topic is simply questioning how writers can (and have) even hope to build a long going series with actual stakes and still meet their E-E10+ quota. This also doesn't even go into the morality of asking such a question. What makes Sonic, Shadow, Tails, or any of them better than Eggman if their only solution is to kill him? Hell, in some games that'd make them worse than him. Plus, this is all implying that ST currently has the writing staff to even pull off such a thing properly which is... just no. Give me a good narrative first before you even think about taking on something as industry defying as that.
  9. Strickerx5

    My Little: Pony's Justice - Official MLP Thread v2

    ... Welp, one thing's for sure. So much for this being more of a laid back season...
  10. I can honestly see what they were trying to go for with Jirard as, from what I’ve seen, his videos have often been way more fair and balanced than anything. Though Arin on the other hand... yeah, probably not the brightest idea in having him be the face of your game/brand at any point. The guy is known for shitting on the frnachise. Even if he is an actual fan of the series, he sure doesn’t portray that side all that often. Hell, both him and Jirard don't even look remotely interested in what’s going on for most of the video. This whole “get critics in to promote content” thing only works when the brand is healthy and actually has good content to promote. I can tell you right now that the first of that isn’t remotely in Sonic’s favor currently and TSR doesn't look to be shaping up any better. Ya know, from what they actually choose to show of the damn game. They spent more time going over what they brought at that store than showing the actual game. The actual fuck? Like I'm sorry. I want to be optimistic with this game but literally just about everything they do with it outside of the music has been trying its hardest to get me turned off. I get the draw of having two big YouTubers in your video but someone should've seen that this wasn't the right move when filming it. Let alone going over the footage to edit it. Sure, go ahead and get that short amount of spotlight with the stars of the vid looking dead throughout 95% of it and not even showing the damn game. What does it say about my feelings towards this entire thing when I think that the delay might've been some of the best news they put at this point? ... this isn't good... Literally never be that guy. You'd just be yelling at some poor person trying to make ends-meat that can't do a bloody thing about it (and probably hasn't even seen the video).
  11. And the official Sonic twitter is as quiet as a mouse... when their sole reason for being there is #1 on trending... ohboi
    1. Ferno


      I mean, this was leaked and not a planned reveal, so

    2. Strickerx5


      True, but like still though.

      Your property is currently #1 on Twitter and you're dead silent about it. Not even one meme... that's a real bad look

    3. Thigolf
    4. Strickerx5


      @ThigolfThat was right when the news started to take off. Have they made a tweet since then?

  12. Honestly, the head is ok to me (there's a bit too much forehead but hey).

    It's the gd body that's messing it over tho

    1. Forte-Metallix


      Yeah, I don't like how lanky he is, to say nothing of his attire. (or lack thereof) But I'm really digging the quills.

  13. Ya know, that’s not nearly as bad as I thought it’d be. Still gotta wait and see how it looks in motion but real talk, I’m somewhat releaved atm... for now

    It’s not good, but not really bad either imo.

  14. After re-watching some clips from E3 2006 (Digital Foundry has a lovely commentary series going of these conferences), I have to say that I'm glad I wasn't really into Sonic around that time. 06... really did look good to the unassuming eye.

    This was back in the day when the series could still make it on stage at Sony's or Microsoft's conferences. I can imagine me seeing all that back then and thinking "holy shit, Sonic is about to steal the show with this next generation!"

    Then it all came crashing down when November hit... yikes.

    Gotta ask, for anyone around back then. When did people start to realize how bad this game was going to be?

    1. Dejimon11


      When did you get into the series? 

    2. Strickerx5



      yeah, dodged a bullet on that one

    3. Dejimon11


      Did you really cause Secret Rings came out that year?

    4. Strickerx5


      Nah, it was mainly due to me stumbling upon Sonic Rush and X. X then introduced me to the Adventure games and it all basically snowballed from there.

    5. Blacklightning


      I don't mind Silver as a character but the moment they revealed him it was pretty clear there was some seriously dubious shit going on.

    6. Jovahexeon Fitzroy

      Jovahexeon Fitzroy

      I remember being sad about missing out in it since it was the first console generation that my family went with Nintendo and not the (overpriced lol $599) Sony competition.

      And yet thanks to that, I instead had better Sonic games, the Mario Galaxy games and a lot of gems. The irony.

      I didn't find out about Sonic 06's infamy until like, 2013 when I started using the internet more so.

      And what better way than Pokecapn's run?

    7. Cayenne


      Personally, I was very hyped about 06 until the reviews and gameplay videos of the full game started to pop-up. Most video game related sites trashed this game left and right, mocking the glitches and bugs. If I remember well, the PS3 version was the most criticized one.

      Some people that pre-ordered the game were also sharing their experiences on certain boards and, well, they weren't very happy...

  15. All this Pokemon talk over the week made me remember this song.

    Dear lord, it's been over a decade and this is still a gd banger!

    1. PaulyBFromDa303


      How ironic this came up on my Pandora a couple days ago


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