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  1. I've had a hellish could of days.

    Don't know if things will get better.

    Problems that cannot be solved are the worst...

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      If you need to talk it out feel free to vent here. Hopefully things actually will get better for you, and sooner rather than later.

  2. I didn't notice this until the Direct but the colour scheme of the Three Houses in Fire Emblem match the colours primarily used in the three Persona games that Atlus chooses to acknowledge.

    Persona 3 = Blue

    Persona 4 = Yellow

    Persona 5 = Red

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      It's also the colours of Sonic Heroes. 

    2. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      It's also the color of the theme of the Pac-Man trailer.

    3. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      the primary colors strike again

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      It's almost like...they're primary colors or something.

    5. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      A moment of silence for those underappreciated secondary colours.

      …….

  3. I don't mind Byleth. Though Cassandra Morris is kept busy.

    Morgana and Sothis in the same game!

  4. Sakurai could be totally trolling but I saw him post a picture of the Pokémon Trainer in Smash Ultimate several days ago and he's holding up three fingers in that direct promo.

    That makes me think that perhaps the 5th Fighter could be a new Pokémon Trainer with three new Pokémon. Most likely from Sword and Shield.

    That's just a prediction I have based on what he recently shared. If true, then I also predict anger.

     

    ...But that's gonna happen regardless of who it turns out to be.

    1. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Going back to Pokemon after a season pass so far consisting exclusively of third parties would be a really bizarre and anticlimactic turn.

    2. RosaRosaRosalina

      RosaRosaRosalina

      he's just trying so hard to throw everyone off

      and it's working

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      The Trainer contains all three Dante, Arle and Crash

  5. I dislike asking for help but I might have to consider doing one of those Go Fund Me things.

    Theirs something suspicious happening with my Dad suddenly losing jobs for no reason and my Mother will be made redundant in a couple of months. Me and my brothers can't afford to help them out on our own.

    Do you have to be a content creator to do a Go Fund Me?

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Quote

      Do you have to be a content creator to do a Go Fund Me?

      https://www.gofundme.com/c/how-it-works

      Doesn't look like it.

  6. Darn. I've spent so long trying to create an animated logo of my own that the main project it was going to be attached to has barely moved. Plus the design wasn't looking too good.

    I need to refocus my efforts on the main task. Being slightly obsessive can be a real pain most times...

  7. Was feeling very depressed, then ran across this.

    I laughed out loud. XD

    1. Supah Berry
    2. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      I approve this future

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................OH MY GAWD! I’M FALLING!

    4. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Glad it helped get you out of your funk @DanJ86.

    1. Myst

      Myst

      Oh. 

      I'm still confused but ok.

  8. I drew something because of a meme. This is new territory for me.

    Don't really understand his origins but it seems New Guy is spreading a good message.

    1. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Nice.

      If you’re wondering the origin of this guy, some artist made a lame comic about how PewDiePie got robbed that featured the guy and then OneyNG made a tweet about it and thus a meme was born.

      ENQcuDKW4AEiy5C?format=jpg&name=large

      Here’s the original comic, btw.

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I don't really have any sympathy for him myself. 

    3. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I really like that.

  9. For decades I thought he was saying "D'oh, I missed!"

     

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Everyone did lol

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I don't blame anyone for assuming so. It was during the time certain games lacked any localizing of some of the awkward English text like "Miss..." in favor of something like "Too Bad...". So I interpreted that Wario "missing" refers to the "Miss" phrase.

    3. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Oh! Don't forget this gem!

       

  10. Huh. First time this year that I've signed in to SSMB.

    So what happened to those flying cars we were promised???

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Man, wtf, I haven't seen you since last decade

    2. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      Well technically, we were supposed to get them in 2002 at the latest (as said in The Jetsons). But we do have . . . drones I guess

    3. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      We exchanged them for memes

  11. Twitter recommended I follow Funimation.

    ….

    ….

    ….

    Twitter and Funimation can go fuck itself!!

    1. Myst
    2. Sean
    3. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Funimation is bad, but probably not for the reason you think it is.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Their dub of MHA is top notch and that’s all I’ll say on the matter.

    5. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      @Shaddy Zaphod You can't make that claim and then leave me in the dark.

      >.>

      <.<

      What other reasons are their?

  12. Christmas was okay for me. We were worried certain family members would kick up a fuss and generally make things unbearable like they had been doing over the past few weeks but nothing like that happened.

    Still have insomnia though...and it's making me depressed and stressed.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Although I should also mention that one of my aunts had passed away only a couple of days ago. Even though I barely knew her, I still feel this emptiness and sorrow inside.

    2. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      I'm really sorry about your aunt and about your depression.

    3. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Sounds like the year is ending a little rough on you and your family. Hopefully you'll be able to get some sleep soon and find the strength to face things  more head on. In the mean time, feel free to fall back on us here if you need to so you can vent and get some of the weight off your chest. Take care of yourself and know we have your back as much as we can.

  13. If anyone out there miss 2D animation, you might want to check out Netflix's Klaus.

    I haven't watched it yet but I've been meaning to.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      It’s a legitimately good movie on every front imo

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      The only problem with it is the retread of an old cliche that's in most modern animated movies, but it's inoffensive enough I give it a pass, personally. Might as well have been another holiday classic if it weren't for the Netflix exclusivity imo

  14. So I got Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD, Pokémon Shield, Destiny Connect -Tick-Tock Travelers-, Dusk Diver, Layton's Mystery Journey & Disgaea 4 Complete + for the Switch.

    Senran Kagura: Burst Re:Newal, Conception Plus & Utawarerumono Zan for the PS4.

    My Hero Academia V6, Komi Can't Communicate V1 & the Mr. Monk Helps Himself novel. (The latter being based on a TV series.)

    Lastly a mobile USB External Disc Drive because my Surface Pro doesn't have a disc drive and my nephew got me a cool Japanese Puzzle Box.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Banana Blitz HD is a fairly decent game, but the bosses are annoying as hell.

  15. Maybe I shouldn't have announced my plans in advance. When you get a reply with logic that surmises that my efforts would be pointless, it's pretty emotionally crippling.

    At least this tweet made me smile.

     

  16. So one of the first few videos I thought I'd make would be a comprehensive list of female protagonists in video games.

    Parts of Twitter seem to think they aren't many and I'm gonna prove them wrong. Keeping in mind that not all games have an actual protagonist, I expected a substantial list but.....1,651 results???

    Well...it's not like I'm able to sleep so....better get to work.

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      I'd hope this isn't something so mean-spirited as to just be able to say "gotcha" and shut down discussion when people complain about lack of female protagonists, coz uhh...

      image.png.1fd6f633b9701586b53daffc7281f423.png

      Now of course there's going to be a lot of vague stuff here both in their count and yours, and if the above info is accurate, it became outdated in the time it took me to screenshot and write this comment I'm sure. But going with it as a general idea - your count would mean 0.1% of video games have female protagonists.

      Even if we assume that like, only 10% of all games in existence have a single, gendered protagonist, that'd still only bump your figure up to 1.5% of all such games.

      And even then... while there is some crossover and nothing wrong with indulging in titilation on an individual basis, female protagonists that are basically men's sexual fantasies are not going to be satisfying represenation for many many people, and I wonder how many of that 1651 could be easily argued as being such characters.

    2. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Actually it was my curiosity that pushed me to take a closer look. The idea came from the angry people. To be honest, I'm looking at this project as more of informative, rather than throwing salt.

      But yeah, I don't know what kind of number would be consider good enough when you account for the sheer number of video games that have ever existed.

    3. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Also, who decides which characters are just men's sexual fantasies? Do I conversely discount women's sexual fantasies from Male protagonist? That's an objective opinion that cannot be a part of a scientific study.

      Actually, to be thorough, I'd need to then look into how many of the 1,118,019 have male protagonists and then compare the two. Like I said, unless it has a story I'm not aware of, games like Pong, Tetris and Space Invaders don't have a specific protagonist.

      This could be far too impractical to accomplish and will anybody really care? It just so happens that a large number of games I play have female protagonists so I always thought the arguments were strange.

    4. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      "Who decides which characters are just men's sexual fantasies"

      I don't fucking know, if a female character who battles in a fantasy world and is under constant threat to be hurt wears a skirt that barely covers her ass and has her chest hanging out, it's pretty fucking clear why she is designed that way. It's really clear cut a lot of the time.

    5. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I don't really care anymore. I just wanted to do something that I thought would be interesting, fun and keep my misery at bay for a while. But everything seems to generate some kind of outrage these days and it's all just so tedious. With family and friends constantly dying, I felt it's important to enjoy as much as we can but all this negativity is draining...

      I feel like playing in traffic instead.

    6. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      People try to enjoy life as much as they can, too, but if you get marginalized all the time, if people act like you're some anomaly for being a woman, a minority, or not heterosexual, it's fucking hard to enjoy life. Not being able to play games with your gender without the characters having their asses in skintight suits so people can lust over you, for example. Or just look at how much people bitch when a woman is playable in a CoD game, or when you get the OPTION to be gay in a game. People are hated for being different, so of course they're outraged if yet another person/studio is a shithead to them for not fitting the norm. Do you expect people to just swallow that? A "Haha, gotcha, there ARE a lot of female characters!!!" isn't gonna help anybody, it's just another rock in the way of people who already have a tough time.

      Like, you should know how it feels if people use "You're autistic" as an insult. Is that fair? Using autism as an insult, making it equal to "shitty" or "asshole"? Acting like people who are autistic are weird? No, it fucking sucks and is absolutely descipable! And that's what other people go through constantly, too. As soon as someone goes "There aren't a lot of playable girls in games", someone comes to undercut them, reminding them they're still some kind of outliers of society. 

      I'm not blaming you for anything, I believe you didn't make this post out of some ill-will, and I don't want you to feel bad, but you have to understand why people get upset at this kind of stuff. 

    7. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I guess that makes sense. Though the Autistic thing feels a little different, at least from my perspective. Mental health in general seems to either be used as an insult or outright ignored. I recall an incident when a streamer with Tourette's had a tic during a stream in which she said the "n" word. It's something that cannot be controlled but the outraged people still went after her.

      You mentioned the protagonist of COD too. I remember that outrage and from what I could gather, the reason for it can change depending on who you ask. Some media outlets pushed that the rage was only because of a female protag and I'm sure a certain number of that was true, though the ones I saw expressed it was because the game was based in WW2. They made what I thought was a reasonable point in that with it being based on a real historic event, altering those events seemed disrespectful to the real people who fought and died during those horrible times. It all depends on your perspective, I suppose. In my experience, things are never as simple as a disagreement over one thing.

      Then you look at a character like Bayonetta. It's been assumed that she was designed as nothing more than a mans fantasy but I don't see that. The primary reason being that Bayonetta was designed by a woman. Her name is Mari Shimazaki.

      I wanted to also discuss how the desire to seek the role of protagonist has the unfortunate side effect of reducing the importance of female supporting characters. Some of which are arguably more important than the protagonist. The most famous one probably being Zelda. It's actually a subject I've put a lot of thought into, but I'm not totally naïve. I'm sure if I created a video with points about these things, it'd still anger somebody.

      But being informative was always my goal. Provoking outrage is never something I deliberately would do. Unless I was being harassed, I suppose...

      I have other examples of media claiming woman are being hated on when people I speak to say something else, heroines that look like a mans fantasy yet are designed by women and supporting female characters that are more important than the protagonist but I'd be typing for a while. Does that mean people shouldn't still be outraged at the lack of female protags? No. I do fell like they aren't that many these days, but at the same time I still want people to value what we've had before. Theirs an entire series that I play which stars a different main character but is always female and it doesn't get much attention.

      Regarding the representation of LGBT characters, that's a little more complicated for me. Sometimes I simply don't notice when they are written subtly. In Mortal Kombat X, they had a gay character and he was written pretty well, it was practically openly said in the story but I didn't spot it at first. I don't know if that caused any anger, though.

      I typed more than I intended to...

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

      If your intention wasn't to do this as a "gotcha!" you shouldn't feel defensive about this, it was absolutely fine. You just have to appreciate that it is a complex issue, I was simply looking to give you some further information on the subject to consider.  I don't think anyone was outraged here, it's just a very big subject, and if you want to put a thought like "I think people might be wrong when they say there aren't many female protagonists" out there, you need to be prepared for discussion or pushback.

      I'm sorry to hear you're going through such personal issues, I don't think either of us intended to make you feel shitty about a thing you wanted to do. As said, as long as you are genuinely interested in objectivity and curiosity, and not just to prove a bunch of people wrong, it sounds like a pretty good subject of study.

    9. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      @JezMM Oh, I see. I can appreciate that. Thank you.

      Their is at least two problems. That first number I gave you, the 1,651. Was made through a Wiki site and has the potential to be inaccurate. I was looking through it and spotted a game that was cancelled. I don't think they should be counted.

      The second is I wanted to see if I could get a number for male protagonists with the same method but it didn't work. The only real way to be fully accurate would probably be to gather the entire list of 1,181,019 games and split them into categories. Male, Female & None. I'd probably have to account for games in which you choose gender and games with multiple protagonists to choose from.

      With all that in mind, it sounds like an impossible task.

      The game with exclusively female protagonists is the Atelier series if anyone was curious.

  17. If anyone reads these, enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas and all of that.

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Merry Christmas!

  18. I attempted to record some N64 gameplay footage. It didn't go as well as when I recorded on the Switch.

    The sound crackles and picture sometimes lags. The window banner is visible at the top too.

    Gonna hafta work out how to improve this.

    BTW, I'm the Scorpion that loses.

    1. skull902

      skull902

      What capture card are you using?

    2. skull902

      skull902

      Oh, that appears to be an emulator. Could be a number of different issues, in that case.

    3. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Yeah, unfortunately my N64 is not easily accessible at the moment so I thought I'd improvise with an emulator for the time being. It's one called Retroarch and appears to be pretty complicated.

  19. This has to be the first time that I'm totally passive at Christmas time.

    I'm so tired. Mentally and physically.

    1. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      I try to be optomistic to save face but personal shit is getting on top of me like never before.

  20. So it's been pointed out that the Rise of Skywalker audience score has remained at 86% despite the reviews going up to almost 40,000.

    If you like the movie, that's great for you. But the fact that the percentage hadn't moved from something like 15,000 reviews to 40,000 and still remains as 86% is highly suspicion in my view.

    Disney have shown a willingness to shut up anyone that says anything negative and I've heard that from people who used to be within the company.

    In other words, RT are still cheating to protect the Disney Empire. You guys probably figured that out already.

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Or a good proportion of the movie-going audience aren't as critical as the critics.

    2. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Statistically speaking, these results are highly improbably. It'd be like trying to throw a dice 10 times and getting the same number with each throw.

      It didn't go up or down. Also, other websites that aren't known as shills for Disney, show a very different number. You don't have to agree but to change my mind, I'd need something more solid.

    3. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      It's all Russian bots guys...Russian Bots undermining our Star Wars.

  21. Enjoy life while you can.

    1. Big Panda
    2. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      It's only too late if your dead.

  22. I've seen Cats advertised more often than Star Wars on TV at least.

    I'm not interested in either film. It was just something I noticed and figured I'd share.

    I have watched Shrek, Penguins of Madagascar and Paddington over the past few days. All were enjoyable escapist fun.

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