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  2. Been watching the Powerpuff Girls Z dubbed and it's pretty fun. The dub script seems like an improvement over the fansubs I watched years ago.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I watched the first twenty or so episodes a good amount of years back, but found the show pretty fun. It's a fun twist on PPG, as long as you don't expect an exact 1:1 to the original show. I liked a lot of the ways they recreated villains (Sedusa, Mojo and Fuzzy off the top of my head). 

      At the time as well, I thought it was novel to age the girls up too, and making them friends, as opposed to sisters, since in the context of the time, it was when the original show had really run out of steam after Season 6, so putting them into a new dynamic was a welcome change that introduced a lot of new ideas, like each girl having their own different family and such. 

      I don't think it holds a candle to the original show, but I think it can be appreciated for what it tried to do differently, especially considering the reboot came out attempting to redo the original show and ended up failing spectacularly. I think PPGZ still has value as a show because it at least did so much differently that it didn't try to compete with the original show, as much as it was just a different interpretation by a different culture - similar to the Ninja Turtles.  

      The main thing I disliked was the changes to the Professor. His family didn't really add much to the show at all.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Honestly I find PPGZ far more enjoyable than anything PPG-related outside of the first four seasons and movie. I watched several episodes of the subbed version years ago and had forgotten about it until now. And the dub is a pretty solid effort that brings it back a little closer to the original PPG's naming conventions (the girls' names, Tokyo City becoming New Townsville, etc.), although the changed BGM and shortened OP/ED themes are disappointing.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      That's pretty much what I think of the show as well. I understand a lot of people dislike a lot of the ideas PPGZ has, but I think looking at them now, especially with hindsight goes to show how much of an interesting shake-up it was. Seasons 5 and 6 of the original show was when the show had run out of ideas and was essentially just going on for the sake of it, while the reboot is just plain terrible, erasing a lot of the good stuff from the original show, and replacing it with crap.

      PPGZ is pretty enjoyable because not only does it retain the charm of the original PPG (Especially in the dub where there's an active effort to bring it a bit more to the show, as you said), but the ideas it has is really creative. I really liked some of the re-imaginings as well to make villains not just constantly evil. I might be misremembering, but IIRC - Sedusa was just a dorky girl who ended up corrupted into someone obsessed with beauty, and she still continued to go to the PPG's school, while Morbucks and Blossom actually had a friendship. 

      Obviously not everything it did was great, but I do think a lot of it is admirable. It feels like a good update, while remaining respectful to the source.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Also I had totally forgotten about the EDs, they were pretty good.

      It's not full anime, obviously, but it reminds me of the EDs TMNT 2K3 got for it's Japanese release:

       

    5. Sean

      Sean

      That TMNT theme is fire

      The Japanese dub for PPG also had some of its own themes that I thought were pretty neat:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbDCgIWI0js

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I actually didn't know that the original show got Japanese EDs too. For some reason, it always tends to surprise me with American shows get proper Japanese EDs.

      TMNT had a ton of them too. Everybody is just my particular favourite - these are the others:

       

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    LOL

    1. Sean

      Sean

      unknown.png

      Sega is actually Sega Forever'ing Sonic Mania.

    2. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      didn't denuvo get removed from the steam version?

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The best Sonic game in years, they called it. Do you honestly expect SEGA would let everyone have their fun with it?

    4. Sean

      Sean

      Update on the Settings.ini situation:

      Things were just moved around, not removed, apparently.

    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I thought even EA themselves were moving away from Origin... what is Sega doing here? Did I miss something?

    6. Sean

      Sean

      @Strickerx5 Not true, because EA games released on Steam still require Origin. I don't know what Sega is aiming for here.

    7. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Ah I see, though I thought that was more of a drm thing and not the full on storefront. Still though, this is weird.

      watch, this is how unleashed comes to pc, fucking hell

  4. Wow, I actually live about a mile away from a Kura Sushi restaurant and have been there a few occasions. I'd definitely go if it weren't for that thing about people dying from some worldwide-devastating disease right now.

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Wow.

      Guess you're not a real Sonic fan.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      @Zaysho -grimly stares at my #1 Sonic fan badge before I tearfully cast it onto the ground-

    3. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Do they do deliveries?

    4. Sean

      Sean

      @AlphaRuby They do takeout but it's not something I feel like risking going outside for anyway. Oh well.

  5. Watching Lucky Star for the first time since it initially aired and by Jove, this is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard in an anime.

     

  6. play Rodea the Sky Soldier (Wii ver.)

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      It's been on my radar for a while.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Second-hand copies are still really cheap too. And if you get a copy you can try playing it in Dolphin, both the Wiimote and mouse controls work great for this type of game.

    3. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I've been wanting to replay it lately. It was a fun game with charming characters, though I also recall it being incredibly frustrating in later stages.

    4. Sean

      Sean

      I remember it having some pretty annoying balance issues toward the end, and the final boss is frustrating in a "this definitely wasn't playtested" sort of way. Also it crashes your system after watching the credits (though it saves your data and doesn't happen again on the same save file, thankfully).

    5. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      It was a really fun game, but I felt it kind of straddled the line between an adventure game and an arcade game too much for it's own good. Some levels were great fun to have at it and just explore/fly through for the sake of it, while others felt like they were less interesting levels where you were intended to go for a high score and that's it. And with more than half of those levels being the latter, it felt like there wasn't that strong of a gameplay loop for an arcade experience, with only a set amount of gems available through the level, a time trial, and I think collectables/medals? You could succeed at one or the other without actually playing the game to it's full potential altogether, and that kind of leaves it at a disadvantage compared to NiGHTS imo.

      That said, flying around 3D levels with homing attack/light dash mechanics was way too much fun for what it was; definitely a game worth playing just for the Sonic Adventure-esque level design cues

    6. Sean

      Sean

      Yeah I can see all of that. Generally speaking I think it's more of a classic Sega game successor than it is specifically a Nights one, because aside from flying it's not really anything like it, though I think it does share the same philosophy behind its simplistic control scheme. If anything I see way more Sonic in Rodea's gameplay than Nights, it's basically a game designed entirely around the homing attack

  7. Finished watching Dororo 2019, it's so fucking great

     

  8. (tweet)

    1. iambitter21

      iambitter21

      ahh yes, my favorite franchise: a giant hand. such a masterpiece.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The comments posted by an actual demon holy shit piss me off the most.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      I’m pretty confident the mario collection exists, and just wasn’t announced here, so not sure why people are so quick to already say it’s not happening period 

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      Ugh double post 

  9. https://archive.org/details/astroboytetsuwanatompremierversion

    Someone discovered an Animax-produced English dub of Astro Boy 2003's first episode. Jesus, as bad as the Sony dub was, it could have been a lot fucking worse.

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Why does it sound like a Pokemon episode

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Tenma's voice is so fucking bad I can't even

  10. HOLY SHIT NOCTURNE HD

  11. The only dead Nintendo IPs I'm still lamenting are Cing's games, because they were some of the best adventure games ever made and nothing has come along to fill the gap they left behind for me.

    There was Cold Case Investigations on the 3DS but that was a two hour teaser for a sequel that will never happen. Meh.

    1. Sean
    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I have never heard about this

  12. The Persona 3 movies are so good please watch them

  13. P-06 got another major update. All of Sonic's levels are playable now.

     

    1. Faseeh

      Faseeh

      so excited about this haha

    2. JezMM

      JezMM

      Considering Sonic's main stages are about the most playable/fun parts of 2006 it's kind of funny that every subsequent release of this project now will be actively making the game worse in terms of overall content quality.

  14. classic Sonic mix versus modern Sonic mix

     

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Kinda related now that you mention it: So much of the Persona soundtracks honestly do sound straight up like Sonic songs tbh lol. (Looks especially at 4 and 5)

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Yeah man I really want Shoji Meguro to do a Sonic soundtrack. The diverse variety of the Persona soundtracks reminds me a lot of what the Adventure games were going for.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

       

      I hear this, and I just imagine the Werehog walking around a hub in Unleashed 

       

    4. Red

      Red

      I'm not a huge fan of Persona myself but 4 has a GREAT soundtrack. Standouts to me are the Ameno-Sagiri and Izanami boss themes. The former especially has such a big Sonic vibe.

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      This is the vibe I want for treasure hunting/pyramid levels all the time

  15. The second P3 movie really did Ken good. And I didn't even hate him when I played P3

  16. How is Persona: Trinity Soul? It slipped past me all these years because I heard it had nothing to do with P3 aside from one character appearing later on.

  17. Just watched the first Persona 3 movie (out of four). It was REALLY good. It retains all the important qualities of the game without feeling rushed or bloated, and I like how they did Makoto (the protag)'s development. The fight scenes were pretty exciting too, especially that last one. The only downside I guess is that there aren't any social links, but imo it makes the adaptation feel more focused since it's exclusively on SEES.

    Hope the sequels stay true to this standard. It feels like it could shape up to be an almost-perfect substitute for the game.

  18. TWEWY anime teaser

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Give me now.

       

      Also plz do a KH anime in this style nomura

    2. Nix

      Nix

      when The World Ends With You has better 3D animation than Berserk

  19. LOL Sega leaked a Denuvo-free .exe for P4G by accident.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      How did they leak it?

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Sega released a hotfix early that lacked Denuvo so they reverted the depot back to the old one. It was available for a few hours so anyone who updated the game in that period could back up their files

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      why did nobody tell me

    4. Sean

      Sean

      This did get me to buy the game finally so thanks for the fuckup Sega

    5. Kittea

      Kittea

      Welp, missed it.

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    1. Sean

      Sean

      p.s. Ghost Trick is still one of the greatest video games ever made and everyone owes it to themselves to play it. Happy 10th anniversary you fucking beautiful game

    2. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      This game is criminally underrated and deserves a remaster/remake for at least the Nintendo Switch.

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    What are they holding?

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      Thought it was a "holder" for cheese to stay in....idk 

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      american cheese

    3. Harkofthewaa
    4. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I very recently realized that I think that's supposed to be her ear curled around Cheese...it rocked my world.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      This has been haunting me for years

    6. Sean
    7. Wraith

      Wraith

      I actually said fuck irl

    8. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      Quote

      I very recently realized that I think that's supposed to be her ear curled around Cheese...it rocked my world.

       ...ooooooohhh.

      that is. really not well communicated by the artwork.

    9. Ferno

      Ferno

      ...I've never NOT seen it as her ear, now I'm wondering what everyone else thought it was

    10. Sean
    11. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      Oh so THATS what it was.

    12. Plumbers_Helper

      Plumbers_Helper

      ...all these years I thought Cheese was wrapped in a orange blanket.

  22. Finally I can be excited for Pokémon again

  23. another day spent thinking about video games rather than playing video games

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I do that a lot myself

      I keep telling myself I'd play Umineko but I still haven't yet

    2. Tornado

      Tornado

      I spent the day watching a TV adaptation of videogames rather than playing videogames

    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      I feel like I've played enough video games and I just need to find a way to make one at this point, I have too many ideas

    4. Sean

      Sean

      playing video games is no longer enough. you must be video games

    5. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      I am now mario 64

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      You must become a video game console 

    7. Speederino

      Speederino

      There’s like six different games I feel like playing over the weekend but by the time I finally pick one, the weekend’s over.

  24. lol TVTropes acting like a fanmade mod for DDLC is an official spinoff.

    Quote

    On January 2, 2020, Dan Salvato announced that there would be new added content for the game, with a spinoff/sequel called Doki Doki Blue Skies being announced on May 20, 2020.

     

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      If it's endorsed by the creator, I can see why they did it. 

    2. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      TvTropes is a joke. People put headcanons everywhere in many series.

    3. Sean

      Sean

      I don't see Dan endorsing the mod anywhere so it's just TVTropes being fucking wrong again.

      I'm also pissed because I spent a good five minutes being excited about new DDLC content (I specifically remember Dan saying there will be earlier this year) before it dawned on me. I have no interest in playing fan mods for this game.

    4. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      At best it's just a thing he acknowledges exists...

      At...even bester, he encourages it.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      TV Tropes is a cess-pool. I love reading some of the trivia on the site, but it's just so full of subjective comments and people reading way too deep into shit. There's no official guidance or clarity. 

  25. I really appreciate the file sizes for indie games

    1. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      call of gun 98: SO HARDCORE AND MANLY IT TAKES UP 40% OF YOUR HARD DRIVE

      indie game: this game has 700,000 levels and only takes up 1 GB of space

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