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  1. WandaVision trailer:

    It looks... just as weird as ever. This'll be an interesting one.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      So basically that one mission from Saints Row IV turned into a full fledged series? 

  2. Friends and I dusted off a Wii U last night (don't ask why) and I was sort of blown away at how much content the Wii U's eshop actually has. Like, it's not the best (even compared to Sony's offerings iirc) but damn, coming from the Switch it's like day and night. What happened?

    on a side note, Nintendo Land is actually pretty fun btw. the Metroid's ground to air mini game is literally just the ground gameplay from KI:U lol

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I didn't mess around with Nintendoland much but it was pretty neat from what I recall of it. And yeah I'm holding onto my Wii U and all of my games on it because I just don't want to rebuy everything on Switch.

    2. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      I used to play some of the multiplayer stuff but I never played all of the single player games. I only played the DK one iirc

    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      The Metroid minigame is the sole reason why Nintendoland will always be the defacto local multiplayer game in my eyes

      Sneaking around the map while sniping everyone with rockets as they hop around screaming, or the flip side where you finally corner the bastard pilot by calling out the areas you've last seen him in is just *chef kiss*

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

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      da virgin switch-

      half its lineup are ports of/expansions/expansions in the guise of sequels to wii u games 

      "vc" only has nes and snes, all free but locked behind subscription, cartidges means no bc 

      a drifting controller

      you need to pay for the online which remains as bad as ever 

      no internet browser

       

      The Chad Stride" Art Board Print by tescoman1 | Redbubble

      da chad wii u

      half the switch's games for half the price

      virtual consoles contains n64, gba and ds in addition to wii bc, pay for what you want

      a functioning controller

      the bad online is free

      features a basic internet browser

       

  3. Only caught the last half of that event (and watched the MM trailer separately) but I thought it was pretty alright. Since MM is coming to PS4 and it'll be a free upgrade, I might hold off on a PS5 until I learn more about the backwards compatibility features.

    I need to know if certain games can hit 60fps now with its enhancements lol.

    Nice to finally have a full view of the next generation.

  4. The first Sonic game I ever completed in full was Sonic Rush and I played that thing, top to bottom, for months. I was either 10 or 11 at the time. Can't really pin down the exact number though. I know that it was after 06 but well before Unleashed that I became hardcore into this series (yeah yeah I know) thanks to it but the exact time frame escapes me nowadays. All I remember is my brother bringing home a copy of it since he had made a trade with a friend. He didn't take much to it as I think he was still a bit too young to really play games at the time but I just remember not being able to look away from the screen when he had it. Once he put it down I popped it right into my DS and that was it. After he gave it back to his friend I went out to Gamestop, brought myself a copy, and played through it all again. so needless to say my brother ruined my gd life, 10/10 thx i love it
  5. Just got around to playing Sonic GT... wow, this might be my new favorite fan game creation tbh. The blend of ideas and mechanics from across the series is incredible. The sense of speed and flow you can gain through the levels is satisfying af. Hell, they even packaged in a little plot to it all.

    It has its rough spots certainly but I honestly can't remember the last time I had a genuine smile going while playing anything Sonic related. Here's hoping more comes of this.

    Great stuff.

    1. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      It's finished though...

      Maybe a new game?

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Ah damn, that's a shame. Was thinking that they were leaning into a second act of sorts with that ending.

      Like idk, there's just so many routes that they can take with this. I really hope the team behind this continues forward with what's been laid out here in some way.

      Though still, if this is all we're getting... god, what a score. I'm just so unbelievably happy with it lol.

  6. Huh, you guys were right. Guess actual Directs really are a thing of a the past.

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      More like this was supposed to be announced earlier the year but was postponed because of corona-chan.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Let's be honest here: there's no way they could top Sans in Smash from the last direct, so why bother

  7. This is one of the best ads I've seen in a long ass time... why did they go so hard with this? lol

    And that song... damn, where was this back with Odyssey

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Anniversary year 

    2. Wraith

      Wraith

      Odyssey also had an insane commercal though. It was better than this one. 
       

       

       

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      > jump up, super star

       

      gross

    4. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Look I know you have bad taste in music but c'mon man. 

  8. Everyone on Twitter is talking about how Xenoblade X is the last thing left on the Wii U and I'm just over here like "damn guys... not even going to entertain the idea of Star Fox Zero mattering are we? lol"

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Star Fox is just gonna have another game where they remake the same story anyway, give me Xenoblade X dammit.

    2. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I'd take an HD port or remaster of Starfox Assault before even wanting to remember that Starfox Zero exists again.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      paper mario colour splash

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

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      nintendo plz for the love of god

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Fatal Frame fans just crying in the corner 

      @Ferno do you really want to spend $60 on Wind Waker again?

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      @Dejimon11

      Obviously not.

      He wants to spend $120 for both Wind Waker and Twilight Princess!

    7. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Nintendoland but 2 pls

    8. Ferno

      Ferno

      the first time i spent like 20 bucks on the gamecube version of it used from a gamestop, and I skipped the Wii U also, so tbh I've never actually bought it full price

    9. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Also that reminds me that was back when Nintendo relegated their Gamecube library to potential 60 dollar ports rather than VC, but also gave you the game for free because of how poorly the system and games were selling lmao

      Got it free with MK8 as a digital download myself

    10. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I'm in the same boat as @The Deleter - I picked it up as my free Wii U game with MK8.

      Granted, I did pick it up physically later, but it was when it was apart of the Nintendo Selects line, so I got it for £15.

    11. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Y'know, for a big multi product anniversary event, how did they not consider a quick vanilla port of Mario Party 10, not that I'd want them to? It would make the whole event look bigger and would buy them more time from having to make a new one. It's likely they didn't cause the Bowser Mode would require at least two switchs to mantain the TV/Gamepad setup, unless they'd risk a major overhaul.

       

      Then again, this is NDcube and their last attempt at MP was still bland and lacking and thrown away as soon as it hit the shelves, so they couldn't make a basic port even if they were told to. 

    12. Conando

      Conando

      I mean, there’s still Wind Waker and Twilight Princess HD.

    13. Conando

      Conando

      Also, I hope these people know X is a VERY different game from 1 and 2. The story is practically non-existent, for one.

    14. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I have 400 hours in X. I know what I want.

    15. Milo

      Milo

      I’d much rather we did not encourage Star Fox to continue being gimmick tech demos first and foremost before being actual rail-shooting games.

      Until Nintendo proves otherwise, Zero is the game that was supposed to  set things right but instead killed the franchise permanently.

  9. Well, looks like I'll finally have a reason to plug in my Switch this year. Not crazy about Nintendo opting to not put in the bit of extra effort needed to push both 64 and Sunshine to 60fps but hey, I'm a big enough Galaxy stan to buy the thing anyway.

  10. Well that's good to hear. Around the 12 or so hour mark sounds great to me. I'm still probably going to wait for a price drop/ sale (as it's basically a 50/50 chance of it getting one through the Steam winter sale or something) but this news does peak my curiosity for the game again. Though, it's just that between both the Spidey situation still being a real sore spot for me and already having a number of games lined up on my ssd atm, I'm good with waiting a bit.
  11.  

    I sighed, then laughed, and then sighed a bit again

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      You should consider Mother the lucky one.

       

       

       

      Because Nintendo had the Covid when he touched all the other franchises.

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Ok, this was pretty good. 

  12. Rest in power Chadwick.

  13. Well I played a bit of the PC demo (I'm not calling this a beta when we're this close to launch) this weekend. First impressions, it crashed on me on the start up screen... not a great sign. After some troubleshooting and tracking down a Square account I didn't even know I had... eh, it's alright. The game certainly has some sever performance issues but once I got in there... idk, was expecting a lot worse given the current discussion surrounding it. Now for the rig I have, I'm probably leaning on the more lax side here as, realistically, the game should be smooth like silk at the settings I had it on. It certainly wasn't there, but again, it was smooth for the most part which was something I was hesitant on even seeing based on my initial experience lol. As for the game itself... eh, that's also a bit of a mixed bag for me currently. I loved the opening mission and enjoyed the two more story based missions given afterwards. I'm intrigued on where they could take this in that aspect. On top of that, I did find myself enjoying the combat in these sections with most of the characters. It was just some good beat-em-up fun imo. Though with that said... dear lord am I not a fan of this Destiny, rpg mechanic at every turn, live service approach they've taken with the game as a whole. I say that the beat-em-up gameplay is pretty fun but all of that momentum is killed when I constantly have to go into menus just to level up a character (and that's not even going into how I was running into damage sponge enemies this early in). Even back when I was hyped for this game, I was weary about these aspects of it. Those worries are still clearly relevant for me even now. The nail was really driven in when I realized how much better the story missions ended up being for me vs the more online driven ones. Tight, compact, cinematic action with interesting story and character dialog/ cutscenes mixed in. That was the formula that worked for me here and is the one that I wish they had stuck to for the rest of the game. I don't know what the ratio for these sort of missions vs the more online driven ones will be in the end but I won't lie, if favor isn't given to the former then this game probably won't end up grabbing me at all. Combine this with the Spider-Man situation and overall... eh, I think I'll be waiting for a price drop on this one. I mean, unless reviews come in like "holy shit, there's so much singleplayer/ story content in this" or something crazy like that, I just have other games I'd rather be playing over some Destiny wannabe. They have a good base here... I just fear that they've largely wasted it.
  14. I'm so conflicted with this. To get the negatives out of the way, I am greatly disappointed at this being another GaaS game. The moment I saw that enemies had levels to them, my heart just sank. They seem to have completely changed the combat gameplay I loved from the Arkham games. Now, doing well in this game will be less about reflexes, reading the environment and enemy patterns, and accurately executing on combos, and more about how much you've grinned out for a higher level. Imo, after what I played of the Avengers game last night (I'll post about that later), that's stupid. Enemy difficulty being directly tied to how much damage it can take needs to die off. Not everything needs to be some rpg mechanic. Completely destroys any sense of a well made action boss or even generic enemies for that matter. Hell, I couldn't even help but laugh at how they decided to show off Mr. Freeze here as their introduction to the new system. Like really, your first step into the wild with this damage sponge bs is with the character who had one of the best boss fights in the entire series? Specifically due to its in-depth ties to the actual game system? Lol Anyways, with that being said, literally everything else about this was cool af to me. I love the new looking Gotham (also looks like we're finally getting actual civilian npcs this time around), the overall art style, the entire main bat family being here, the gd batcycles, and the story premise which seems to be half Arkham Knight sequel and half new canon which I can honestly get down with. And hell, while I still greatly prefer the original Arkham style compared to what we've seen, what's here didn't really look bad on its own standings. Inferior as hell for sure imo, but still something I can see myself finding some enjoyment in. It's simply a more standard beat-em-up now. You can still seemingly pull off some sweet take downs so it's not all for not. So yeah... thanks to what the industry really is nowadays, I can't really say that I'm hyped for this. Though, I am cautiously interested at least. I love me some batman games and this does seem to be hitting a fair amount of marks so far.
  15. I have a confession.

     

    ... I'm a fan of Silver...

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      silver's a cool dude

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      He’s grown on me. 

    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      most people are now

    4. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      I kinda like the guy, he's become a bit of a 'Golden Goose' for me.

    5. StaticMania
    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      It's ok, we're past the point where it's cool to hate him. 

    7. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      thanks guys, thought i was gonna lose my sonic fan badge for this

      @StaticManiai think he's cool and i like what he adds/ can add to the series

    8. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      i used to dislike him, now he's ok.

    9. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      I like him now that Ian Flynn and some later games actually give him more of a personality. I think he was only really bad character-wise in 06, and even then, it's more generic than actually bad.

    10. SonicWind

      SonicWind

      Eh, it's not bad to like the guy. I think he's OK. Never did hate him.

    11. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Honestly, Silver got way better once they stopped taking his character seriously. 

      His biggest issue in 06 is that he's...annoying, and not in an endearing way. 

  16. So I think that new Arkham tease from yesterday might have just been for another code that was just released. A code that points to something happening tomorrow...

    starting to feel real Sonic social media-y up in the house of bat atm...

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Announcement of an announcement of an announcement.

    2. Rabid-Coot

      Rabid-Coot

      Ignore teasers and wait for the thing on saturday,

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      We're in an era of teasing teases.

      fucking hell

    4. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Just wait till the 22nd

    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Hm, guess I was reading the wrong info. Was under the impression that we were getting an actual tester trailer today. Guess that’s on me DX

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Don't we get enough of you in the games themselves, Riddler?

  17. Huh, so Roshi is finally getting into DBFZ... only took them a half dozen Gokus to get there but hey, they finally got there

  18. While I was still in the camp that liked what they saw from Infinite, if 343 believes it needed a delay then I’m happy they got one. It’s a rare play from a company like Microsoft that probably speaks to how they’re focusing in on the software side of things this go around rather than the hardware (which is something I can get behind).

    Hopefully it works out for them.

  19. It's going to suck when people become really good at Fall Guys.

  20. wow, i can't believe they got Callie and Marie to do a track for Fall Guys

     

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Yeah, that track is Splatoon as fuck and I love it.

    2. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      You sure you don't mean Pearl and Marina?

    3. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      ikr that song is straight outta Splatoon

    4. Jango

      Jango

      But before Splatoon, there was Bomberman

  21. Huh, so apparently Hazbin Hotel has been picked up for a full on TV Series.

    It'll be interesting to see where this leads. Wonder if they can keep up the same spark and quality seen in the online videos.

    1. iambitter21

      iambitter21

      he can sus.

  22. Well, today is my 10 year anniversary of being a part of SSMB.

    Wow, to think this all started because I wanted a free wisp plushie lol.

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Ha, I remember that. Happy 10th anniversary!

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Happy 10th anniversary Stick!

      It’ll be your 20th before Unleashed gets a PC port

    3. TheOcelot
  23. For all the time they spent developing the HE2, I really do hope that it transfers over well to next gen.

    The problem is that we really haven't been given any examples of what the engine is really like when it's pushed.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I hope they refine it more than anything. Movement with Modern/Avatar was wonky, and Classic's physics were a complete joke.

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      The Hedgehog Engine is a graphics engine, it has nothing to do with physics.

       

      Anyway, seeing how the budget for the Sonic series goes, I think we're gonna see a proper usage in another game of Sega's line-up to really squeeze everything out of it. Who knows what they'll pull out of their hat. Sakura Wars was really pretty, but didn't look like it pushed much.

    3. Milo

      Milo

      considering it still uses low-quality textures and models like the old HE, i wouldn't be surprised if there's isn't much to push

      ( and considering the one year of development it had + the one contrarian interview where iizuka said it's an enhanced HE1 instead of an "all-new" engine which other interviews have said, i can't imagine extensive development was poured into it either )

    4. Sean

      Sean

      Sakura Wars uses it. It doesn't push any boundaries but I thought it looked pretty great. Main thing holding it back is that it's 30fps and stuck on PS4 only.

  24. I still find it kind of funny how Square literally just looked the world in the eyes yesterday and said “we’re late 90s/ early 2000s Sonic Team now.”

    1. A wild west steam engine

      A wild west steam engine

      All packed in one game too. I saw a lot of references including:

      Nights

      Alex Kidd

      Wonder boy

      Sonic

      billy Hatcher-aesthetic wise.

    2. iambitter21

      iambitter21

      hey isn't there an Alex Kidd DX game coming out?

    3. A wild west steam engine
  25. So like, what did ever become of this?

    Also, for that matter, that whole "we'll give out news on the 20th every month" thing too.

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Covid pretty much shitted on their plans for the rest of the year. I remember Matt the former owner of Tailschannel mentioned that if they had to cancel it then it must of been pretty important. 

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I have to assume if they had any major Sonic game news for this year, it wasn't far enough along in production before COVID threw everything into a tailspin.

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Even with COVID interfering I didn't think that we were going to see a new game this year. I thought that the plan was meant to lead into the 30th anniversary. I am curious as to what they had planned tho

    4. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I mean, if they had enough new stuff to have an entire hour-or-so panel, surely they have SOMETHING they could share, especially since it's been almost five months since then and we've gotten nothing.

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