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  1. So I tuned into the Sonic stream at either the best or worst time depending on your viewpoint.

    The chat was asking about the SXSW panel (of course) and Aaron replies with "Thanks for being patient. I mean it's not... it is nothing super crazy so, set expectations..."

    Though, he did go on to say that it's in comparison to the other panels (with an emphasis on behind the scenes stuff) so... yeah.

  2. Love how, in SA2, the Live and Learn guitar rift is sprinkled throughout different tracks in the game. Especially how it's placed into the biolizard's boss theme. Nice foreboding of the final boss.

  3. Talk about Scoob has got me thinking here. I doubt this will ever happen because Nintendo's strictness with their characters will probably come to shine in this case but still...

    What if, like Scoob, it comes out that Charles Martinet isn't voicing Mario and/ or Luigi in the upcoming film and will instead be replaced with someone else?

    1. Strickerx5


      (this is assuming the movie even has any actual lines in it which, knowing this series, isn't a given but humor me here)

    2. Ferno


      Even if Martinet isn't chosen, I only hope that the celeb actor atleast imitates Martinet's voice, which tbh is sorta Mickey Mouse esque in terms of how easy it is for many people to emulate, even if not 100% like Martinet does. 

      What I DON'T want is for Mario to just sound like a regular guy or whatever. I mean, MAYBE a regular Italian accented voice could work. But yeah. 

      On the other hand, playing devil's advocate here, I don't want a whole movie where Mario sounds like he did in the 3DS explanation video either. Martinet's Mario voice has always been great in small doses, but sorta off-sounding when speaking full sentences..

    3. Strickerx5


      Good point, though idk. I guess I'd just rather see the original VA get the recognition a movie like this brings if that makes sense.

      Though I guess a lot of my uncertainty here is that Mario ever really gets to speak like that. It could be jarring for a feature length piece or he could form up for it. Again, I'm not to sure on my end here lol.

    4. StaticMania


      Mario sounds fine in the 3DS explanation video...though as a recent example, he's often scratchy whenever saying sentences higher pitched.

      Aging signs.

      He doesn't need to talk too much.

    5. Inkling Cooper

      Inkling Cooper

      Mario speaks fully here for longer than the 3DS video: https://youtu.be/G8sYvNtjXRI

    6. Sean


      I'm not watching a Mario movie without Martinet

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Much as Martinet does a brilliant voice for Mario, it's absolutely awful listening to him do full lines of dialogue. That Mario Sports Mix interview is painful. Could he do better in an actual movie? Dunno. Maybe.

      I'm not at all sure what I want to even evict from the Mario movie tbh. It's so hard to conceptualise that I've just not bothered to think about it.

  4. Man, watching the bulk of Nintendo fans turn on the subsection of Paper Mario fans for voicing concerns is something else. Having been on both sides of that coin before, it's sort of like watching a crash video in slow motion. You know what's happening is bad but you just can't look away.

    It's even worse when you see that most of the discourse basically boils down to some petty stuff like "Stop talking about things I don't care about." or "It's a new Paper Mario, just be grateful." Also can't count the number of times this image has shown up in my Twitter feed:


    1. StaticMania


      Hmm, so the people using that image don't understand that logic doesn't apply to games that aren't actually out yet?

    2. Sean


      The reductive arguments I've seen toward fans of the old games is tiring. Especially for someone like me who really wanted to like the new games for what they were, but I ended up hating them so much that it wouldn't have mattered if the old games existed or not. They're bad in a vacuum, and there is a lot to criticize them for in a setting completely divorced from PM64 or TTYD. But nah if you don't like them you're just a nostalgiawhore old man yelling at clouds

    3. Thigolf


      I've seen the line misused so often that I actively dislike it now

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Satire like that shouldn't even be in a Mario game honestly. Yeah, we got satire of the series itself with Wario and the Rabbids game, but it's mostly not in Mario's timeless playful nature to poke fun at people and stuff.

    5. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      They did the same shit when Nintendo was treating Metroid like the redheaded step child. Just ignore them.

  5. I think the most noteworthy thing to have come from this Paper Mario announcement is the fact that Nintendo just announced a full on first party title like it that literally comes out in 2 months. I honestly can't recall them, hell, any major developer ever doing something like that. Smaller games? Sure, a lot of those even get pushed out the day of. But this situation is rather unique I'd say.

    Also sort of opens the door to a lot more... radical predictions for better or for worse. Not to be one of the many baseless rumor over-blowers here, but you have to wonder what else they might be sitting on atm.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Even Nintendo's markerting doesn't give a shit about Paper Mario and knows nobody else will anymore.

    2. Thigolf


      There are very few games that benefit from the insanely long "hype" cycles a lot of games are getting. I vastly prefer the "SURPRISE, it's almost out!" approach. 


    3. Dejimon11


      They've done this before 

      -Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX was announced 2 months before it's release 

      -Samus Returns was announced 2 months before it's release 

      -Mario + Rabbids was 2 months before it's release 


    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry


      Rabbids was leaked much earlier, and Samus Returns could've really benefited from being announced sooner so there would've been less nagging from Met fans and they could've outright told them they were already making a Metroid 2 remake.

    5. Dejimon11


      Yeah the game was leaked but according to the leaks it was meant to be revealed at E3 and be heavily promoted in July. 


    6. Strickerx5


      This is going to be a bit controversial but I don’t really consider two of those to be as, idk, noteworthy. SR was a remake on an already outdated handheld and MD was simply another Pokemon spin-off that was also a remake to boot. M+R though, even with it not really being Nintendo specifically, yeah.

      I guess I’m coming from this with the idea that Paper Mario was, at one point, a big thing. Something that you’d never really think of as a “here’s a trailer and it’s almost out” sort of thing. Hell, I don’t really consider that for any rpg series. Honestly, I’d expect that from a Mario sports or even Mario Party title before it.

      Though with all that said, this by no means is a bad thing. Really, I hope this isn’t the only title we see over the next bit here that does this. It’s just a bit odd imo.

  6. On one hand, the origami concept is neat af. On the other, literally everything else about this screams Sticker Star 3...

    Also, really can not remember the last time Nintendo announced a game this close to release. During a pandemic no less.

    1. KHCast


      Idk, was sticker stars plot as unsettling and dark looking?

    2. Strickerx5


      Not really, but Color Splash did have elements of this turn already with the blood/color sucking thing. Can't imagine this going much further than that so this is all just seems to be going down the same path to me.

  7. I can rag on Sony and consoles in general all day long but they already have me by the balls with God of War 5 2 and they haven't even announced it yet.

  8. I'm not really going to speak to what route I'd like Mario to take here. I mean, I like me the rpg stories from a decade back with unique characters and I especially love what they did with Rosalina in the original Galaxy but everyone knows those are more special cases rather than paths the franchise ever really considers nowadays. The series was just never about that. Its fans, hell, even its creator, often don't consider that stuff important. Its nice when it's there, but its foolish to ever actually expect it. Sonic, on the other hand, should flat out never try to go in that direction... well, at least anymore than it already has. You see, it really doesn't take a lot of analysis to piece together the route Sega and ST were trying to go with the series early on in the decade. From the overly comedic plot of Colors, to the nothingness that was Gen's narrative, to LW... just in general, they were clearly trying to go after a more Mario feel. Hell, this isn't even a take; it's literally what they said they were doing. Though, with each passing game, they got dinged more and more on that very thing. The problem with this is that they were, quite literally, pulling away from what made Sonic, well, Sonic in the first place. From the beginning, he wasn't suppose to be Mario and that's where the series found a lot of its success. So I have to say that I'm quite strongly in the opinion that this series shouldn't adopt the whole "broad appeal" the Mario series has followed. Especially in an area as beloved as the cast. There are a ton of people out there who have never even played a Sonic game, yet know of a lot if its characters. They are iconic and keep popping up for a very specific reason, because people like them. Seeing Sega go out of their way to dumb down most of them in a sad attempt to appeal to an audience that, lets be real here, probably won't care about them anyway, has got to be on the upper end of the... incredibly long list of aggravating things about this recent decade for me. Why do people think characters like Silver or Blaze have the backing that they do while the entirety of the D6 don't even have a fraction of it? One pair were made in a genuine attempt to be more than just boss fights (hell that's why people like Orbot and Cubot). One set was made to be more engaging to the player outside of their respective level code. These might not be needed things as far as what the base definition of a game is, but I believe the general fan reception has outright buried any pull that notion had. People like watching fun and unique characters. They don't have to serve a direct purpose in a level to be a positive addition to a game. Big wasn't even technically in SA2 or Secret Rings but the Easter eggs they did with him there are fucking incredible! The inclusion of a character shouldn't be so black and white as to whether they serve as a hitbox in a level or not. There are a plethora of other ways they can use these characters in this medium. Shoveling most of them into some grave isn't a good option. To tie this up, undermining, dumbing down, and/or outright removing these characters isn't a good step forward, at all, for this series imo. As it stands, they've tried to go down that path over the last decade and it's arguably put them in a worse position in this category than where they were at the beginning. Of course there needs to be balance (shouldn't just go all Endgame on it), and changes like a more solid foundation in the writing and storyboarding departments would go a lot further with or without this, but I'm just tired of watching Sega and ST trying to make this franchise something it isn't.
  9. So I’m just now learning that there is apparently a leaked file out there containing an WIP script for Forces with comments from Webber on it. I have no idea if this is legit as it’s apparently been a thing since 2018 and I can’t find the actual file besides a few topics on other sites sharing it’s details but if it is real... holy shit, Aaron tried to warn them with exact notes on what to improve and they literally ignored most of what he said. Bloody hell man.

    Does anyone here know more about this (or if it’s even real)? Though don’t link it here if you have it.

    1. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      it came out after the game was released and coincidentally highlighed fan talking points so i doubted it.

    2. Polkadi~☆


      it was leaked a long time ago

    3. Indigo Rush
    4. Strickerx5


      Huh, guess this one flew completely under my radar. Reading over both this thread and the one on Retro, I'm led to assume that the general consensus was that the Aaron comments were indeed legit. Gonna do a bit more reading though.

    5. Dejimon11


      I still find it to be BS 

    6. Stritix


      I have the original excel document. It still has the worker's details attached to it. It's real

    7. Strickerx5


      This whole thing is a mix of interesting yet kind of sad. Like, if we're truly at the point of people within Sega trying to tell ST to change shit and them not listening... eh.

    8. Thigolf


      ST getting feedback and ignoring it is so peak ST that I can totally belive this being a thing

    9. Polkadi~☆


      If it's fake, it's hella convincing.

      It's also fun and sad to see how some of these lines came to be. The "that's why it's called war" line was extremely close to being cut, yet somehow remained.

    10. Kuzu


      Interesting read lol.

  10. Honestly, I'm still kind of in the camp. Like don't get me wrong, I think that they really do need to bring a fair amount of that side of her back. For better and/ or for worse, it's pretty much her defining character trait. I do think they're doing he original fans a disservice in constantly burying it. That being said, I'm not going to lie and say that I didn't enjoy her being able to do other things that weren't solely Sonic related in things like the Boom TV show. Always took it as a part of the route she realistically should've followed after her SA1 arc. Though, the real problem with this current iteration of her is that they didn't really cover the gaps that were left in her personality after the removal of that pure Sonic fixation. While she certainly does a lot more, there isn't really much to her nowadays that makes her stand out. Put simply, I'd like to see her character retain more of her classic charm while still being given more of her own, non-Sonic related, traits to go with it.
  11. *snaps back from a code induced cat nap and slams fist on desk*

    Justin Hammer needs to come back to the MCU!

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon


    2. Thigolf


      Hammer is fucking amazing and totally underappreciated

      Dude saved Iron Man 2 somewhat

    3. Strickerx5


      One of the best MCU villains, don't @ me.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer


      Finally, someone gets it. 

      I don't care what anyone says, Justin Hammer was comedic fucking gold and in a better movie where Venko was shown as intended, they would've made brilliant sense.

      Both of them are supposed to be darkened reflections of Tony Stark. Venko is a Tony who lost everything and became engulfed in finding revenge for his father's actions, while Justin is Tony if he never underwent development as a character - a snide, egotistical prick. The only difference is that Tony has genius to back it up.

    5. dbzfan7


      Too bad no one saved Iron Man 3.....

  12. Now I still have a lot of criticism for how Pokemon (in general really) is handled nowadays... but this right here ain't getting none of that from me.


    1. Zaysho


      Those shorts are probably the best thing to come out of this generation so far tbh

    2. DryLagoon


      I honestly might prefer it to getting a full adaptation. It might be shorter but the quality is worth it and fleshes out the characters more than if they had to follow an adventure plot like the main series.

  13. I keep trying to think to myself "Man, I don't really hate LW that much right?" Like, there are some genuinely good ideas in the game that I do hope get brought back (parkour being the main one).

    Though, then I think about how the game actively goes against a whole lot of what I love about this series and yeesh... I think I come down on it harder than I do 06 at times.

    1. Dejimon11


      I'd still say Forces is a worse game. 

    2. Strickerx5


      I can't, but both games are so trash to me that me trying to defend one over the other nowadays is just tiring. And Forces is very much shit so hey.

    3. Soniman


      I used to really defend it hard but time has lessened my opinion and though I don't really hate it...or have any strong feelings about it in general, it's just this weird mediocre game that had so many ideas but couldn't properly flesh out any of them, and I'd like to see some of them get a second shot in the future if Sonic Team ever get their heads out their assets. That being said I still prefer it over Forces despite that game being  more focused.

  14. All that's left is TGS...

    1. Perkilator


      Would Jump Festa also count, or has that also been cucked without me knowing?

    2. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      Depends on how Japan will handle this during their state of emergency... 

  15. That new iPhone SE model peaked my interests but now I'm learning that it really isn't that different from my 8 which is disappointing. All it needed was a slightly bigger battery plus 5G support and I probably would've went in on it.

    Here's hoping that whatever they introduce in September is enough of an upgrade for me... and that it was the finger sensor.

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