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Strickerx5 last won the day on May 13

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About Strickerx5

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    Bopping to the beat of life
  • Birthday 04/07/1996

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    Sonic (obviously), Batman, Halo, Portal, Pokemon, Ponies, Kid Icarus, Dr.Who, a good laugh... ladies ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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  1. You know, I won't lie. I read the description for this one (back when the leaks were flowing strong) and honestly expected to hate it. It seemed to be leading to a predictable story with a parring that, based off their previous episode, I didn't care about. Though, I was pleasantly surprised. This was a pretty fun one through and through. I think the strongest aspect of this episode was the dynamic between the three leads (Spike, Big Mac, and Discord). They were the square focus of the episode and them bouncing off one another was pretty fun to see. You had Big Mac being the brokenhearted one (who, might I add, goes on a bit of an interesting character arc throughout the episode with how much he talks at certain points), Spike being the voice of reason (a role which I still believe suits him quite well), and Discord who I was really surprised to see. On the topic of Discord though, I feel like his appearance here is (again) going to be quite decisive among people. Personally, I found his meta commentary about hearts and hooves day to be quite hilarious. Though, I believe they also did something really strong with him here too. While he's definitely not into the whole thing, he never actively tries to steer BM and Spike in the wrong direction. Every action he does is purely what he thinks would lead to the best outcome for all of them. Hell, I was really surprised when he first gave into magically heating the pie for the two with no strings attached. Of course there was the moment where he basically tells BM to break up with Sugar first but that wasn't due to him trying to trick anyone for his own gain. He was literally just in the mindset after seeing BM go through all this trouble and wanting him to pull the trigger first to try and soften the blow for him. Though, when he realizes the mistake he's made he goes in to fix it before anyone else moves into action. While he's still not into the whole idea of the day and would much rather play his game, he still doesn't want to see the people around him hurt by it and does actively try to help. Frankly, Discord has really grown as a character over the past two seasons and this episode seals that for me. His actions here were a definite highlight. I also have to give mention to the plot here too as I, admittedly, couldn't tell where they were going with this one in a number of moments. I half expected them to get back together in the end but with how fast this parring came along in the first place (not to mention how fast they dropped the Cheerilee parring already) there was also this thought in the back of my mind of like "... well maybe..." and I guess that kind of kept me guessing throughout the episode. It really did take a few turns that I wasn't expecting. So yeah, overall I have to say that this was definitely one of the strongest episodes of the season so far for me. I don't know if my lowered expectations going in have anything to do with it but with the great humor, character interactions, great use of background characters, and the interesting tale this is just a definite strong one in my book.
  2. *Looks at New Star Fox Rumor*

    You know, I just don't understand Nintendo's tendency to mess with their non-main titles like this. It's been a constant thing for a while now. I think they're trying to botw things up for these franchises but it's always with weird/ terrible ideas.

    Hell, at this point even I'm starting to question whether or not I really want a new Kid Icarus from them right now. At the fear of them making it into some puzzle game or some shit... *knocks on wood*

    1. Dejimon11


      You know how you complain that we come become crazy when we talk about sonic? This is how you come off when talking about Nintendo and PC games.

    2. Strickerx5


      Nah man, you guys become savage when you discuss that blue porcupine.

      I'm more like a worried mom.

    3. Dejimon11


      Dude do I have to bring up some past status updates?

    4. Strickerx5


      The ones where I mention KI just to mess with ya?

    5. Dejimon11


      You say mess but it literally gives me a headache. 

    6. Strickerx5


      Damn man, don't take my shit so seriously. I mean, I'm going to mention KI just out of habit (it's just my favorite thing by Nintendo outside of Smash) and I do try to limit it to specific cases.

      But if it's really effecting you so much then I'll just mention the raging one I have for Kirby Air Ride for a bit if that helps?

  3. The last of my grades just came in and it’s official... I’m apart of the graduating class of 2018 with a Bachelors of Science (specifically computer science).


    So I’m finally done with school for now!...


    wait, what happens now

    1. Forte-Metallix
    2. TheOcelot
    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Now you enter the labor force into a potentially fulfilling job that will take up a lot of your once free time, leaving you to become part of the corporate machine until they decide you aren't useful anymore or enter a menial labor job because of tough competition only to get screwed over by corporations who want to maximize profit by finding creative ways to lay you off in exchange for unpaid labor forces that they can conveniently scapegoat.

    4. Strickerx5


      @SenEDDtor Missilewelp

      it's all about the ride, not the destination right

    5. MightyRay


      I hope you'll be able to put that bachelors to good use @Strickerx5! As Shadow would say "You've got dis!"

    6. blueblur98


      the adventure to get the master sword comes next, hero of SSMB!

      but in all seriousness, congratulations!


    7. Kiah


      I can’t even think of anything witty to say because I can’t get past CONGRATULATIONS! so I’ll just stick with that lol. 

      Congrats Stricker! I hope the next chapter in your life will be a bright and successful one!

  4. That was certainly a... episode, I guess? Honestly don't have much to say about this one either seeing as not much even happened imo. It was just AJ and Rainbow going at it for 20 minutes with not much of anything else. I will say that I'm continuing to enjoy the dynamics between the students as they were certainly the high point of the episode. Though, beyond that, there just wasn't anything else here. I'd like to say that I enjoyed the return of AJ and Rainbow's rivalry but with how one-note it is, it just didn't carry the episode like it tried to. The whole thing also ended very weirdly as I don't think anyone actually learned anything. I think they try to get past the idea of watching people be so bad at something that you learn how not to do that or simply how not trying to earn anything from good actions is... well, good but it was all just half there. Yeah, overall this was a dull one. They play the whole rivalry bit way too much and really don't utilize the majority of its characters well. Probably one of the most disappointing episodes in the season for me so far.
  5. So wait, the Switch isn't getting the Virtual Console at all?

    Wow Nintendo, you already had a surprisingly low bar to get to with this and yet you still couldn't reach it.

    1. Dejimon11


      Instead it's having a netflix like service starting with 20 NES games which will have online functionalities and will add more games frequently. I hope that they add SNES/N64/GG games quickly down the line so we can finally play mario party online.

    2. Strickerx5


      The thing about the Virtual Console was that it was an easy marketplace to download emulations from. Now they're going to have to go through the trouble of getting an entirely new service up and running for the games that were already available. Plus, knowing Nintendo, there're about to be slow af with this too.

      Meanwhile, hackers have dolphin running on the Switch through linux...

    3. Dejimon11


      Everything has to be hard with them

    4. Marcello


      We don't know if that's true. We know they're putting NES games in with the paid online service and we know they won't be using the Virtual Console name anymore.

      We don't know how the classic games will be done outside of the paid online service.

    5. Strickerx5


      @MarcelloIf they had other titles from other platforms coming soon you'd think that they would've made it clear. We all know they're coming, but now the question is when we'll see even basic stuff.

      Like, how do you not even have SNES in there? That was even on the original plan doc.

      They probably won't even mention the N64 for a spell...

    6. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush


    7. MegasonicZX


      I wouldn't doubt if they just decided to remaster popular games instead of having dedicated services for them.

    8. E-122-Psi


      Hoping at least Arcade Archives and SEGA AGES provide my retro buzz.

    9. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      wait the switch already got hacked?

      I mean, using SD Cards I would guess that it would've been gotten hacked sooner or later but I haven't been up to date with the Switch Homebrew scene.

    10. SupahBerry


      Yeah, even if the headlines are exaggerating the actual fate of retro games, Nintendo is still trying alot of people's patience.

      By the time they finally start doing Gamecube ports, it will already be too late.

    11. Strickerx5


      @SupahBerryAt this point it’s hard for me to even believe they’ll get there with the Switch. They’ve been dead silent on that matter even when fans have been screaming it for years. And now the best they can do, after a year delay mind you, is give us 20 basic nes games?

      I’m sorry, but that’s literally terrible.

    12. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Gamecube emulation CAN happen and in fact IS ALREADY POSSIBLE on the Wii U with Gamepad integration.

      I have no clue why Nintendo hasn't pushed that front yet. Backwards compatibility enriched the Xbox One so much imo. It's so good. 

    13. Marcello


      @SupahBerry Too late for what?

    14. SupahBerry


      It's more of if they do Gamecube emulation at this point than when, but I feel if and when they eventually do that, it will most likely come after they do games from consoles before GCN, which could take a while if they don't intend on having multiple consoles available shortly after the service starts.

      So what I'm saying is it will be too late for Nintendo to release Gamecube VC on Switch because people had kept waiting for so long, that they'll just use Homebrew to play that instead, along with other stuff that Online service can't do.


      TLDR: Because people'll hack their Switch to play GCN instead of waiting

    15. Marcello


      The people that would do homebrew would be a minority, though.

  6. So I just caught up with SU and... shiiiiiiiiiieeeeeettttt

    Man, first IW had my mind fucked and now SU comes along and does it again.

    What's next? Is MLP going to reveal anything big?!Is Nintendo going to do something with KI soon?! Is ST going to release a good 3D Sonic game out of no where?!

    Seriously, I'm blown.

    1. TCB


      >Nintendo doing something with KI "soon"


  7. Steam and most other PC game distributors don't charge for online

    the pc is now the last major platform to do this

    just putting that out there :v

    1. Space☆Yeow


      tfw the last console that offered free online was the wii u





    2. SupahBerry



      JOIN US


    3. MegasonicZX


      I honestly wonder why free online suddenly died for no reason. Like, I don't mind the membership benefits and stuff like that but some games literally live and die by their multiplayer component, so it just seems strange to lock that behind a pay wall.

    4. Blacklightning


      You don't wanna give Steam ideas like that. They already have the sheer nerve to host asset flips and barely playable garbage without any concern for their image, so I wouldn't put it past them to make a paid online service too if they felt they could get away with it.

    5. Harkofthewaa


      But, but...


    6. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      Well Microsoft did try with their failed Games for Windows Live program and charging for online would have been one of their goals had it not had complaints.

      Had it took off though... 

  8. Speaking of Mario,

    Nintendo, new Mario Strikers, anytime now

    1. Dejimon11



    2. SupahBerry


      I still don't understand how Camelot manage to get away with making a game that ripped off Sports Mix, Strikers, Sluggers, and even M&S Olympics... And fucked up all of them, in addition to their own.

  9. Man, I still remember starting Colors up for the first time and being greeted to this. I remember just being filled with excitement and thinking that I was in for another journey in similar scope to Unleashed. Where each stage would be given the same life, the narrative flow would be fun yet serious when it needed to be (especially with the new writers who were even being advertised), and that the scope would simply be fantastic since I was under the impression that they could only go up from Unleashed.


    boi was i fucking wrong

    1. Dejimon11


      Still better than Forces. 

    2. Strickerx5


      gameplay wise yes

      story wise... EEEEHHHHH nah

      i could excuse the baldy mcnoisehair shit but then they go and forget about one of the game's main characters half way through

      shit is just bad

    3. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Oh man, you were REALLY wrong.

      And admittedly, so was I.


    4. Ferno


      Being barred from the Hedgehog Engine due to the Wii's hardware didn't help matters either. Then again without Hashimoto, the 3 H.E. games released after Colors still fell below Unleashed's level.

    5. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      @Strickerx5 Funny thing is, Tails originally translates the line as "Baldy Nosehair" and Sonic adds the "McNosehair" later on. Dangit, writers. Proofread your dang scripts.

    6. Dejimon11


      Eh I don't know. When you have Tails who went from facing Eggman head on without needing Sonic's help to cowering like a little bitch(pardon my french) you got a problem.

      Not to mention where the actual hell was shadow between the events of episode shadow and when sonic was in Sunset heights? Also keeping it real most of Sonic's friends are highly more capable than he is you got Silver who can fly & lift up objects. Shadow who can teleport, stop time and as fast as Sonic. Knuckles who has super strength and can pretty much keep up with Sonic. Why the hell did we need 2 Sonics and a random kid they found off the street so was somehow more competent than Sonic's friends who have battled Eggman countless times? Gah this plot is dumb. 

    7. Ferno


      I finally bought a Wii for Colors.

      The buyers remorse was soooo potent.

      I eventually sold the Wii in early 2012 when money was tight but kept the games because I planned on getting the recently announced Wii U when it was announced. *spoilers: i never did get that wii u*

    8. Strickerx5


      @Dejimon11I'm not saying Forces is good by any means (trust me even im not crazy enough to do that), just better imo. At least characters stay relevant in that game. At least the plot is able to have both light and dark moments. At least things go somewhere and aren't just dropped after the line they were introduced. At least the entire thing isn't just some giant cheese fest.

      Forces bit off more than the writers could chew. Colors didn't even try. The latter is just amazingly worse in my eyes.

      It gets especially worse when you notice that, before Colors, we were on a real upward trend in terms of narratives with Unleashed and Black Knight. Not to mention that Colors generally had a lot of interesting ideas going for it that are just flat out wasted. 

      and then things just got worse with generations somehow...


      like, can we get a redo on these games. i want a redo

      every main game from colors to now

      just have flynn rewrite them


    9. Dejimon11


      Can we redo this entire series just so we know where things went wrong?

    10. Strickerx5


      personally, i still blame spinball

    11. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Forces annoys me in many many ways and will likely always be one of the biggliest displays of wasted potential, but Colors is what started Sonic down this dark dark path in the first place and isn't that good to begin with in numerous areas despite what we might have thought in 2010, so it will always hold a special place of frustration in my heart. Emphasis on frustration so that people don't get the wrong idea.

    12. Nix


      I remember booting up Colors and the game just dropped you into the first level with no fanfare.

      the mascot platformer series making its first impression with the actual game rather than a CG short, a novel concept really

  10. Major Infinity War Spoilers... i mean it says as much at the beginning of the video but i still thought i should warn all like, what, 3 of you here who haven't seen it yet

    pretty much me after seeing IW

  11. I honestly don't have much to say about this week's episode so I'll keep this one short. While it was certainly predictable in a lot of aspects, I have to say that I still enjoyed it a fair bit. This was your by-the-books, slice of life episode about annoying parents with an ending most could probably see coming miles away. Though, what carried it for me were the character interactions here. Honestly, I can sort of relate to both Starlight and Sunburst in their avoidance of their respective rents while out in the real world so their interactions with them and moral certainly hit home for me. This and the added humor (like Starlight's room got me to giggle a bit) is what really sold me on this episode. Also, the facial expressions were pretty top here too. So yeah, overall a pretty decent episode for me. While it does follow a very overused trope, I did connect with its moral and had a couple of laughs along the way which made the watch, while predictable, pretty enjoyable.
  12. So I just realized that we haven’t heard a single thing about that new Sonic Racing game. Like, we don’t know a release window nor what platforms it’s even going to be on.

    Is Sega seriously just waiting till E3 for this one? The week where every company in the industry is trying to one-up the other? It’s just going to get lost in the shuffle...

    1. Depression Kong

      Depression Kong

      remember when forces was announced and they literally showed nothing about the game until SXSW almost a year later

    2. Strickerx5



      i actively try not to


      Though seriously, you raise a good point. Hell, now I'm not even sure it's coming out this year.

    3. Thigolf


      I mean, people know it exists, there'll be multiple gameplay videos over the year showing off stuff, probably, if they'll keep the same marketing strategy as Mania/Forces, constantly reminding people it exists

      It'll do fine

    4. Strickerx5


      Still though, even Forces gave you a time period for release and the platforms it'd be on in that initial trailer. Hell, KH3 gave you that platform information all that time ago.

      Here... we just don't know anything. Honestly can't remember the last time a game was announced with such little information.

    5. Thigolf


      Yeah, I agree that it's disappointing how nothing at all is known (I wanna know if I should give up hope on Sega characters) and the reveal was lame as well, not gonna deny that. 

    6. TheOcelot


      We normally hear something before (or after) E3.

      I'd expect at least a name reveal at some point in May.

    7. Dejimon11


      I'd say give it till the end of the month or before E3 starts. 

  13. Major Infinity War Spoilers:




    1. KHCast



      *heart breaks a second time*


    2. Strickerx5


      i guess one could say ur heart doesn't feel so good a second time then huh

    3. KHCast



    4. Strickerx5



      ill go now

    5. Ferno



      my guy is one of those phases that always rolls off the tongue in a clunky fashion and hits the ear in an unsatisfying way to me. Like the talking equivalent to a music melody purposely changed because of copyright stuff

    6. Riseodvi


      "Fun isn't something one considers when bringing balance to the universe, but these..."

      steps in Infinity Timbs

      "...do put a deadass smile on my face"

    7. Ferno


      *gets in car with dem infiniddy rims*

    8. Penny


      you could say that


      spiderman is deadass fuck


    9. Ferno


      *this plays but with the slickest hiphop beat infused into it*


  14. You: Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Smash Bros are the best fighting games of all time

    Me, an intellectual:


    1. Adamabba


      man I need to go back and play all those early-mid 2000s Cartoon Network games sometime

    2. Dejimon11


      Man I played this game all the times with my friends at elementary school all every time we got on the computer. Good times good times. 

    3. Jovahexeon Sonic Heroes

      Jovahexeon Sonic Heroes

      Ah man! I remember! Now that game showed web brower games a thing or two!

    4. KHCast


      The nostalgia. It’s overwhelming meeeeee!!!

    5. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      Teen Titans Go Battle Blitz tho

    6. Jovahexeon Sonic Heroes

      Jovahexeon Sonic Heroes

      @Chili Dawg You're joking right? They didn't desecrate Battle Blitz too did they?

    7. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

       fucking cinderblock was the best character in the game

    8. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      I am joking as far as I'm aware

    9. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Goood times.

    10. Fusion-Ellipsis


      Oh I remember this.

      I played as Jinx and won tho.


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