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  1. subvert expectations

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Subvert T H I S

      Image result for wario smash bros fart








      Image result for wario brawl trailer

      Oh. You did...


    2. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Well, Infinity War did that well.

    3. Marcello


      What expectation did Infinity War subvert? lol The movie went exactly as expected.

    4. Failinhearts


      that really rian my johnsons

    5. Wraith


      if you're like 12 and never saw a villain win before I guess infinity war was pretty wild

    6. Dejimon11


      It's not like it's an adaption of a comic book arc that came out decades ago 

    7. Ferno


      gonna clock in at 9:01 tomorrow instead of 9:00 

      call the cops I don't care

    8. Milo


      tbh i was actually expecting the chase/fight over the stones to extend over both movies, rather than one side being able to succeed and have the next film deal with the outcome. that's how most stories of this type i'm familiar with usually go.

      before anyone tells me that i should read more comics: honestly, i don't. which i'm sure explains everything about my perspective.

    9. TheOcelot


      Thing is, Thanos was the protagonist in Infinity War not the antagonist. So the hero actually won 😋

  2. Honestly, I’m not even mad with Swd and Shd at this point. I’m just... really concerned about where GF and the series in general is heading. These recent outings really did just show that they can easily get away with less and still make out great; not to mention all while having a sizeable fan base defend even their worst decisions.

    Honestly, I just don’t see this series excelling in any real category going forward.

    1. Thigolf


      People criticise the games, not because of hate, but because they love the series want it to improve and get better, and then people just come along and go "SHUT UP THEY'RE FINE YOU HATER".

      Which yes, I guess they are, but what if they could be, y'know, excellent?

      It's the same shit I experienced in another franchise just two years ago. Guess which one.

    2. Zaysho


      They put the work in where it really counted though: locking volume controls behind a key item you get from a random NPC you could actually miss completely.

    3. Strickerx5


      @ZayshoThey couldn't have actually been th-

      *looks it up*

      ... My concern has grown considerably.

    4. Kuzu


      I kinda feel sorry for the people with legit concerns, because of the toxic dumbasses spamming hashtags on social media, they basically destroyed any credibility the critics had and they're lumped regardless of their words.

      There is nothing wrong with criticizing with the games, but in the attempt to bring the games down it only brought more attention. It's not what you say, but how you say it. 

  3. Happy 11th anniversary of Sonic Unleashed HD best version NA.

    Haha, ya know, if you would've told me back then that we had an at least 11 year wait until a game would actually try in every department again I'd... eh-...




    1. Radiant Hero Ike

      Radiant Hero Ike

      AU where Rin Okumura wants to beat the [bleep] out of Satan because the latter erased Sonic Unleashed from existence 

  4. Ok, got Disney+ and am seeing a lot of great stuff... though am also seeing some notable exclusions.

    Where, the hell, is Wonder Over Yonder Disney?!?

     Hell, Star Vs. isn't even on here...

  5. Wait... Swd and Shd run at 720p 30fps docked...

    excuse me what, with those graphical missteps nonetheless?

    i... this has to be a mistake

    edit: this information hasn’t been 100% confirmed to my knowledge (got it off previews) so take it with one big pinch of salt. Maybe theirs a day one patch or something idk

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'm not really surprised. Disappointed, but surprised is the last word for this situation. Game Freak has never had much graphical prowess. SuMo ran horribly, didn't run in 3D (apart from the PokéFinder) and all of its maps were highly segmented.

      SwSh running at 720/30 is pathetically on-form.

    2. Polkadi~☆


      From the studio that couldn't teleport a character around a world, so there's 60 different versions of them instead spread around, and was falling so behind on schedule with one of their generations thanks to size and code issues, that their only saving grace was Satoru Iwata rewriting the whole thing...

      ...it's really unsurprising.

    3. Bobnik


      I would've liked a source on that please. It's not that I don't believe you, it's just there's been quite a lot of intentionally false claims that I kinda take this kind of stuff with skepticism. 

    4. Ferno


      tfw pokemon games haven't been 60fps since gen 3

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh lol the drop from 60 to 30 in Gen VI was really noticeable. It really took some getting used to.

    6. Kuzu


      Disappointed but not surprised 

    7. Strickerx5


      @BobnikI’m going off this:

      Thought that’s the thing, it really doesn’t make any sense. I’m seeing people confirm from their own experience that it is 720p and others say it’s 1080p which is why I’m legitimately questioning this. Was actually sort of hoping for someone on here to say otherwise because there’s no gd way this should be running that poorly so my b if this sounds like a fact. Not proud that I might’ve inadvertently added to the confusion here...

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      We'll find out conclusively tomorrow, I guess. 

    9. Strickerx5


      Actually just found this from the same channel. They did a proper review of it yesterday and stated that it does seem to be 1080p at around the 11:50 mark.

      Ok, that’s actually a huge relief. Was actually incredibly worried about the precedent a 720p, first party game releasing in 2019 was going to set for some.

    10. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Nintendo Life is a good source, but I'll wait until a technical source like Digital Foundry analyses the framerate and performance. People often claim that Switch games are running at 1080p when it's actually something like 900p. Either way though, a game that looks as rubbish visual as SwSh should really 1080/60. I can't begin to imagine why it runs at only 30fps, reportedly with frequent dips.

    11. Bobnik


      I've only noticed dips in Wild Area and in one of the bigger towns, otherwise it ran stable, at least in portable mode. 

      As to why it doesn't run at 60 FPS - most likely the same reason why Fire Emblem can't run at 60 without overclocking - shoddy programming + processor is heavily underclocked even in docked mode. Unlike FE tho, Pokemon's game's speed is tied to the framerate, so even if there ever was a 60fps patch, it'd just run twice as fast. 

    12. Thigolf


      I still love how in Let's Go, the game with an extremely simple visual style, sometimes in battle, on a one vs one fight, with literally 4 models onscreen, the game has to load your attack when picking it for a good 3 - 5 seconds.

      It's amazing.

  6. I swear, whenever I decide to check in on Swd and Shd, the situation has somehow consistently managed to have gotten progressively worse.

    1. Adamabba


      yeaaa actually not sure if i wanna get it at launch anymore lmao

    2. Jingilator


      I was never gonna get it at launch to begin with, but this is just encouraging me to stay off the internet when it comes out, including if I get it for my birthday.

    3. PublicEnemy1



      I jumped off ship when I found out that they RE-USED MODELS FROM THE 3DS GAMES. GameFreak literally LIED to me. That's unacceptable.


    4. Strickerx5


      I think the bit of news that really hit me was


      somehow, some fucking way, GF decided to keep gd Trubbish in


    5. Diogenes


      trubbish is good though

    6. Strickerx5
    7. Sapphirine Wind

      Sapphirine Wind

      Yeah, since the cut, I feel like every piece of news since has had the bad outweigh any good.

      Some of these QOLs are nice and all, but they do not take away from the bad graphics, the bad animations, or the cut Pokedex for me.

    8. Polkadi~☆


      I was prepared for Sword and Shield to be my first Pokemon game. Seriously, I have never played a Pokemon game.

      Now I don't wanna.

    9. PublicEnemy1


      @Polkadi~☆ I personally recommend HeartGold/SoulSilver or Black 2/White 2. Phenomenal games, IMO.

  7. I wonder what the general reaction to this trailer would’ve been if it was what we got all those months back (and the ganster’s paradise version had never been made).

    I feel like a lot of this positivity is directly correlated to the change and not the actual trailer itself. As in, were currently happy the thing won’t be an absolute disaster and know how bad it could’ve been, but what if we didn’t?

    1. Sean


      I definitely hate the new design so I guess my feelings wouldn't have been much different.

  8. Ok, I know absolutely nothing regarding League of Legends but this animation is... holy shit!


    1. Polkadi~☆


      I know, right?! I might not play LoL at all, but I can marvel at the sheer amount of effort that go into these videos.

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      They have huge budgets for these videos because the animation budget for their commercials is like, $3.


  9. Jumping off of Ferno's status, now that NLG is done with LM3. Can I get a new Mario Strikers now?!?

  10. fucken giveme

  11. Lol, they really did just let Sakurai geek out about SNK for 45 minutes. Good on him.

  12. Wait, so I’ve been hearing some claims that M&S 2020 runs on the HE2. Does anyone have any official confirmation of this? I can’t find any atm.

    1. jingleblurs98


      i think it's from people digging into the demo's code and looking at how the game works.

      this isn't uncommon at all - sochi 2014 and rio 2016 were both made using the original hedgehog engine, plus tokyo 2020's lighting looks quite a bit like forces' does.

      one thing that makes me happy is that since the game runs at 60fps in events, hedgehog engine 2 has been fully optimized for the switch's hardware. IIRC, the reason forces ran at a halved framerate on switch is due to the developers highly overestimating the switch's specs, so they had to force the game on to the switch. now that they can optimize the framework for the hardware, we could see sonic ports for the system run at 1080p, 60fps docked like tokyo 2020 seems to. we could get ports that at least use dynamic res/60fps.

    2. Strickerx5


      Ah kk.

      I think it’s also worth noting that I don’t think Tokyo 2020 has that taxing of a set-up tbh. All of the gameplay areas seem to be confined to a small location or severely on rails so I’d imagine it’s much easier to get away with a full on 60fps here than with a game like Forces.

      Though then again I’m don't think Tokyo 2020 (outside of its intro) looks bad by any stretch and it also isn’t like Forces wasn’t cutting corners either so eh, what do I know. Glad to see the HE2 is getting used and refined though.

  13. Oh hey, Death Stranding is coming to PC. Nice.

  14. Heeey you, show me that solvable prooooblem. We can get through this I'll do, the, hardest part with yoooouu.

    1. PublicEnemy1


      It's the truuuuUUUUUuuueeee, It's the truuuuUUUUUuuueeee, It's the truuuuUUUUUuuueeee kinda love...

  15. Come to think of it, Colors and Forces are probably closer to each other for me in terms of enjoyment than I'd like to admit.

  16. This is... beautiful. Crude as fuck... but holy shit the quality on this is through the gd roof.

    Well worth the wait!

    1. Polkadi~☆


      My only issue is that the editing work is really off. A lot of shots don't get time to sink in before zooming right into the next one. Some shots only get just two frames before it's off to the next one. It's really disorienting.

      Other than that, I like it, and has some funny writing in there I rather enjoyed ("Was that supposed to be sexist or racist?!" "Whatever pisses you off more.") Super high quality for a webseries, definitely.

    2. Strickerx5


      True, there were some odd cuts and a number of scenes did move rather quickly for them own good. Some moments could've used a few more seconds to really simmer in the feelings they were trying to convey.

      Though even then, the idea that this kind of quality came out of a few online artist getting together is something else in itself. Add in all the things it does succeed in and this is simply an astounding achievement.

    3. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Some cuts feel too sudden but holy shit Alastor is a goldmine. 

      He's amazing.

      I hope there's more, I like what I see a lot. 

    4. TCB


      I dont wanna ruin the goodwill y'all seem to be having with it but I heard there some...not nice things from the creator of this 

    5. Penny


      yeah apparently the creator is kind of really bad. saw a bunch of stuff on Twitter and yikes

    6. Strickerx5


      ... you know what, this is going to be one of those times where I’m not going to go digging on that end. Don’t get me wrong, if the creator is shitty then I hope they have a big load of karma coming for them but at this point... god, I’d just like to enjoy something for what it is for now.

      *goes to stick head into ground*

  17. I almost forgot how amazing these intros use to be.

    Everything after London is just... yesh.

  18. Topic came up during work today. Remember when Halo was a highly anticipated Mac exclusive title but then Microsoft came in and bought it at the last minute?

    Can you imagine the fall out if anything like that were to happen today? Say, Spider-Man were to somehow become an Xbox exclusive? I'm legit not sure that certain groups would be able to take such a blow.

    1. Zaysho



      I only ever associated Halo with Xbox, I had no idea it was going to be a Mac thing at one point. That's crazy lol

    2. Wraith


      This is literally EGS

    3. Strickerx5


      @WraithYes and no. While the software platform change is there, I'm talking a full on hardware change. At least with the EGS anyone can still play the game without forking over any more money.

      tbh that's part of the reason why im not too concerned with egs as a whole 😕

    4. Wraith


      That's fair

    5. Sean


      console exclusives bad

    6. Polkadi~☆


      no sean

      console exclusives encourage better games, as people try to make games that encourage people to buy the system that plays said game, it's a sink or swim situation

      i would've sold my ps4 ages ago if i didn't find out about persona 5

    7. Wraith


      Sony and Atlus did not partner on Persona 5. Xbox just has no presence in Japan so they frequently miss out on Japanese titles. 

    8. Polkadi~☆


      this wasn't the point i was making...

    9. Strickerx5


      It's going to be very interesting seeing how the both Sony and Microsoft handle this next generation and what role consoles truly play going forward. There are so many ever-changing factors at play that the industry really is in flux atm. Consoles have almost always been sold at a lost and the argument as to which one (software or hardware) the two companies care more about most has changed.

      Sony is making one hell of a profit off the PS4 alone. Meanwhile, Microsoft has rebounded significantly due to their "just play our games" approach. With the current push from the two to simply get people into their ecosystems, it's hard to gauge where this all will land imo. Though, Sony now openly talking about moving some of their games to other platforms might already be a sign.

      Personally, I'll openly say that I'd rather Microsoft's approach win out (because dear lord seriously things like Forza Horizon 4 on PC give me life) but again, it's hard for me to say realistically where things will go at this point.

  19. I'm still in team "let everyone be canon but only use certain characters when the actual plot calls for them".

    As long as you don't force characters like Sticks, Cosmo, gd Honey, ect. in there, it really shouldn't fucking matter.

  20. You know, while a big part of me really does want to see some of Sega's more classic IPs come back, another part of me has to wonder how many of them would be able to find an audience in the current gaming climate.

    We all like to believe that "if a game is good, it'll find an audience" but that just isn't always the case.

    1. Cayenne


      This franchise isn't dormant, but seeing how popular Fire Emblem is nowadays, I think the Shining series has the biggest chance of making a good comeback. A new Shining Force with a gameplay and aesthetic similar to the old ones on the Sega Genesis, Game Gear and Saturn would be a good hit if Sega really cared enough IMO.

      They don't even need Camelot (I may be completely wrong here, but, if I'm not mistaken, a good part of SF's staff doesn't even work at that company anymore). Just find a company that makes good RPGs and give the IP to them.

  21. And with that, my longest post ever. Christ that got out of hand...

    Anyway, gg pony

    1. Ryannumber1Santa


      and yet it wasn't a full deep analysis on why unleashed is the best game in the franchise and should be ported on pc post-haste.


    2. Strickerx5


      I feel like I'm only going to top this if/ when a pc port for Unleashed actually happens.

      and at that point it'll probably just incoherent praises and hedgehog engine details


      ... or a new kid icarus game but lol... *sigh*

  22. On this day, 12 years ago (over half of my life back gd), I got hit with a level of hype that hasn’t been matched since.


    I still get chills watching that trailer.

  23. Looking at M&S Tokyo footage has just reaffirmed to me that Modern Sonic with a middle mouth simply doesn't work.

    1. Strickerx5


      I realize that with all the different models and angles he has to be view-able at that the side mouth to camera logic they usually use would probably be much more difficult to implement than they'd like for a game like this but still... oof.

    2. Diogenes


      i will never understand how a mouth being where a mouth is supposed to be is a problem for this one particular character but not the dozen other characters of very similar design

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Side-mouth works in 2D, artwork, static images, etc.

      But in full-motion 3D models, it looks weird. Just putting it in the middle is a compromise that works for the better in my opinion.

      Similarly, in 2D, Sonic tends to be drawn in such a way that his spines are visible from pretty much every angle. You can't really "cheat" this angle in 3D, so they don't bother doing it.

    4. Diogenes


      now his spines, that's something i really wish they would try to cheat. sonic's head should not look like a bloated asterisk; if you have to cheat to make his spikes not disappear into themselves from the perspective you spend most of the game seeing him from, then so be it

    5. Strickerx5



      Eugh, while it's a necessary compromise, shit is still off.

  24. Yo, I ordered something from Japan on Sunday and it actually arrived this afternoon... we're truly in the future guys. Also, shout out to Mandarake.

    Pit Figma obtained. And with that, I have now collected every officially licensed figure released for and after Kid Icarus Uprising... at a grand total of 5...

    my wallet can now rest but my soul still hurts

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      I did that earlier in the year with Team Sonic Racing's soundtrack. The Japanese can send things at lightspeed when they want, its amazing.

    2. Adamabba


      I wasnt as lucky. I ordered my GCN controller from japan last month and it took about 2 weeks to arrive

    3. Zaysho


      I actually had no idea they even did KI:U figures. Real talk, I'd want a Dark Pit (since I play him in Smash Bros)

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry


      "I’ve got every piece of merchandise known to man. My collection…is complete. Oh, it’s just not enough!"

    5. Strickerx5


      @ZayshoKeep in mind that I'm including Amiibos in that count. So 3 Amiibos, 2 actual legit figures (of Pit and Dark respectively).

      Though I'd hurry if your at all considering it. These Figma figures have only been rocketing up in prices. Think I might've also purchased the last one Mandarake had too since the listings for both are now sold out.

  25. Man, I love the SU Movie but some of the decisions the team made in certain areas still confuse the hell out of me.

    Like, I’d pay good money to fly either Rebecca, Ian, or someone high up in to just sit on a couch, share a couple of drinks, and have us do a let’s watch of the thing while they explain certain aspects.

    Speaking of which, where’s my Blu-ray with directors commentary CN

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