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eXtaticus

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    eXtaticus got a reaction from AngelSlayerN64 in How does Sonic run fast?   
    Farts, from the consumption of too many chilli dogs. That is all.
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from weawDaync in Frequently Asked Questions   
    When is is appropriate to use the
    code tags?
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Frogging101 in Riots Spread Across the United Kingdom   
    Last Thursday, a murderous gangster was shot dead by London police.

    Today, it needs to happen again. Many, many times over.
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Sinister-the-luck-dragon in Anyone out there with shameful Sonic-related secrets?   
    I live under Sonic's dick.
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Frogging101 in Occupy Wall Street   
    Relevant GIF is relevant!
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Lamor in Arguments with idiots   
    Honestly, most of my fellow teenagers are so one-track-minded about their endless reams of homogeneous sports titles and mountains of war simulators, that they simply don't have the raw capacity of imagination or suspension of disbelief to even do so much as comprehend a Sonic game without stereotyping it or criticising its outward demeaner to the point or sheer prejudice. The franchise is "gay", and "for kids", they say, before returning to their virtual murder-fests that sport age ratings well above what they should legally be allowed - Sonic Heroes and Sonic X back in 2003-4 certainly didn't help the franchise to shed its "kiddie image", but the complete and utter unjustified contempt that most gamers under the age of 20 hold the Sonic series in is not something that that game and that cartoon series alone could ever have afforded.

    I suppose that the real kick in the balls came last year when I was browsing my local GameStation, examining the back of the GameCube version of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle in the retro section, when I heard two kids who couldn't have been more than eight or nine talking about their kills in their online bouts of Call of Duty - and was horrified when their discussion turned to size of the breasts of a woman on a piece of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas artwork. I looked back to the copy of Sonic Adventure 2 in my hand, sighed under my breath, and casually put it down and walked away - the thoughts about those two eight/nine-year-olds discussing tits while I looked at a 3+ rated platformer lingered in my mind like a bad smell in an elevator for quite a while, and it wasn't long before I deduced that there was something badly wrong with that picture...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Chaos Warp in Arguments with idiots   
    Honestly, most of my fellow teenagers are so one-track-minded about their endless reams of homogeneous sports titles and mountains of war simulators, that they simply don't have the raw capacity of imagination or suspension of disbelief to even do so much as comprehend a Sonic game without stereotyping it or criticising its outward demeaner to the point or sheer prejudice. The franchise is "gay", and "for kids", they say, before returning to their virtual murder-fests that sport age ratings well above what they should legally be allowed - Sonic Heroes and Sonic X back in 2003-4 certainly didn't help the franchise to shed its "kiddie image", but the complete and utter unjustified contempt that most gamers under the age of 20 hold the Sonic series in is not something that that game and that cartoon series alone could ever have afforded.

    I suppose that the real kick in the balls came last year when I was browsing my local GameStation, examining the back of the GameCube version of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle in the retro section, when I heard two kids who couldn't have been more than eight or nine talking about their kills in their online bouts of Call of Duty - and was horrified when their discussion turned to size of the breasts of a woman on a piece of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas artwork. I looked back to the copy of Sonic Adventure 2 in my hand, sighed under my breath, and casually put it down and walked away - the thoughts about those two eight/nine-year-olds discussing tits while I looked at a 3+ rated platformer lingered in my mind like a bad smell in an elevator for quite a while, and it wasn't long before I deduced that there was something badly wrong with that picture...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Delusphere in THQ: IPs Auctioned. Current Developments: Homeworld has gone to Gearbox   
    Eggsy's List:

    Acclaim
    THQ
    EA
    Activision


    Two down, two to go...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Gaming Misfit in About status updates   
    ^ It would have been nice if they disclosed that before outright removing the feature, though; at the moment, it doesn't seem like they've tried all that hard to solve a problem that is ever-worsening even with their band-aid solution applied.
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Gaming Misfit in About status updates   
    I personally believe that there were far better, far fairer and far less double-standard-infested ways of dealing with the problem than simply removing the feature - in fact, I'd say that it's caused a hell of a lot more drama than it's prevented...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Gaming Misfit in About status updates   
    I allegedly abuse the PM system = I get banned from using the PM system.

    Some other mong abuses the Status Updates = EVERYONE gets banned from using the Status Updates.

    Just saying.

    In fact, my PM abilities and the Status Updates should come back at around the same time; they're both suspended "indefinitely", after all...

    EDIT: And - unlike a sizeable number of other users - I'm sure as hell not leaving. Oh, no such luck...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from sniffy in THQ: IPs Auctioned. Current Developments: Homeworld has gone to Gearbox   
    Eggsy's List:

    Acclaim
    THQ
    EA
    Activision


    Two down, two to go...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Wraith in THQ: IPs Auctioned. Current Developments: Homeworld has gone to Gearbox   
    Eggsy's List:

    Acclaim
    THQ
    EA
    Activision


    Two down, two to go...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from colorfulzones104 in Sonic's religion   
    He obviously follows Jediism *shot*
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from neezTHEhuman in Fastest Feeling Sonic Game?   
    For me, the boost button was a pointless addition; a ploy, in fact, to lure people away from the discovery of the fact that, beneath the silvery surface, is a game riddled with glitches and loopholes.

    My fastest moments were in the appropriately Speed Highway, Sonic Adventure. All who say that the Adventure series consisted of nothing but laborious platforming tripe can kiss my ass. I will bend over if nessasary.
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from lbyrd2 in DmC: a new Devil May Cry   
    wat is dis
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from batson in Sonic Adventure makes it to the Smithsonian   
    Funny, I always remembered it as looking like something more along the lines of:



    And hell, even if you ARE going to criticise the facial animation, re-read my point:



    Facial animation was, back in 1998, a fairly new phenomenon to the video game world, with earlier games for the 5th generation machines either being left completely unanimated altogether or having rudimentary sprites in place of an actual 3D mouth - sad though it may seem, Adventure's facial animations were actually quite advanced by the standards of that era, and simply can't be judged by today's standards due to nigh-on 13 years of technological advancement since that time.

    And you quoted me out of context, too...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from batson in Sonic Adventure makes it to the Smithsonian   
    Source: Alexander Peal @ Sonic Stadium News

    And a well-deserved entry it is, too!

    Sonic Adventure was, at its initial release in 1998, a revolutionary masterpiece - the likes of which had never been seen before, and were, in the public eye at the time, unlikely to be seen again for a good long while. In fact, at the time of the title's launch, it was arguably the best looking game ever to have been released on a console, and gave the sixth generation the kick-start it needed to become the fantastically well-rounded gaming era that it is looked back upon as today. Additionally, Adventure shifted more copies than any other Dreamcast game in existence, and can most definitely be considered a title that was truly purpose-built to suit its system perfectly; the Dreamcast and Sonic Adventure were, of course, in development at the same time and in conjunction with eachother, with Yuji Naka a key member of Sega's "Dream Team" - the internal group responsible for making the console the piece of gaming excellence that it has since been revered as.

    The term “art”, in my opinion, couldn’t have suited any other game better than it does this one, and Sega and Sonic Team should always - no matter how rubbish their most recent fumblings may have turned out to be - remain truly proud of themselves for creating such an immaculate wonder of a game, and one that has now had its brilliance preserved and recognised by the one of the most prestigious art museums in existence - a wholly fitting honour for an undeniably honourable title.

    So, what are your opinions on SA making it into the exhibition? Did it deserve it? Was it really all that good? Post up!
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Gregzilla in Sonic Adventure makes it to the Smithsonian   
    Source: Alexander Peal @ Sonic Stadium News

    And a well-deserved entry it is, too!

    Sonic Adventure was, at its initial release in 1998, a revolutionary masterpiece - the likes of which had never been seen before, and were, in the public eye at the time, unlikely to be seen again for a good long while. In fact, at the time of the title's launch, it was arguably the best looking game ever to have been released on a console, and gave the sixth generation the kick-start it needed to become the fantastically well-rounded gaming era that it is looked back upon as today. Additionally, Adventure shifted more copies than any other Dreamcast game in existence, and can most definitely be considered a title that was truly purpose-built to suit its system perfectly; the Dreamcast and Sonic Adventure were, of course, in development at the same time and in conjunction with eachother, with Yuji Naka a key member of Sega's "Dream Team" - the internal group responsible for making the console the piece of gaming excellence that it has since been revered as.

    The term “art”, in my opinion, couldn’t have suited any other game better than it does this one, and Sega and Sonic Team should always - no matter how rubbish their most recent fumblings may have turned out to be - remain truly proud of themselves for creating such an immaculate wonder of a game, and one that has now had its brilliance preserved and recognised by the one of the most prestigious art museums in existence - a wholly fitting honour for an undeniably honourable title.

    So, what are your opinions on SA making it into the exhibition? Did it deserve it? Was it really all that good? Post up!
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from VisionaryofSUPER in Sonic Adventure makes it to the Smithsonian   
    Funny, I always remembered it as looking like something more along the lines of:



    And hell, even if you ARE going to criticise the facial animation, re-read my point:



    Facial animation was, back in 1998, a fairly new phenomenon to the video game world, with earlier games for the 5th generation machines either being left completely unanimated altogether or having rudimentary sprites in place of an actual 3D mouth - sad though it may seem, Adventure's facial animations were actually quite advanced by the standards of that era, and simply can't be judged by today's standards due to nigh-on 13 years of technological advancement since that time.

    And you quoted me out of context, too...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Celestia in Sonic Adventure makes it to the Smithsonian   
    Funny, I always remembered it as looking like something more along the lines of:



    And hell, even if you ARE going to criticise the facial animation, re-read my point:



    Facial animation was, back in 1998, a fairly new phenomenon to the video game world, with earlier games for the 5th generation machines either being left completely unanimated altogether or having rudimentary sprites in place of an actual 3D mouth - sad though it may seem, Adventure's facial animations were actually quite advanced by the standards of that era, and simply can't be judged by today's standards due to nigh-on 13 years of technological advancement since that time.

    And you quoted me out of context, too...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from PeanutButterDimond in Anyone out there with shameful Sonic-related secrets?   
    I live under Sonic's dick.
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Tornado in TinyChat in Status Updates   
    Simple issue, really: when you type a TinyChat URL into the your Status Update, it replaces the "tinychat" part of the URL with "google".

    That means that this: tiny chat.com/sonicstadium (without spaces)

    Turns to: google.com/sonicstadium

    And users can't access the content behind the link. This issue is especially problematical, because tiny chat.com/sonicstadium (without spaces) is the official Sonic Stadium TinyChat, and if we can't post links to it, then it's likely that most users will remain unaware of its existence - and that would be a darned shame.

    EDIT: It does it in posts, too!
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Anonymous Guest in SEGA Rally Online Arcade for PSN and XBLA   
    It's Sega Rally 3, which was, in turn, Sega Rally Revo with a different style of time-limited and checkpoint-based gameplay and a new course. Let's examine the evidence in pictures (that's right, guys; PICTURES - ooooooooooooh):

    Sega Rally 3:





    Sega Rally Online Arcade:





    Using what appears to be almost identical graphics, courses, and display interfaces.

    Seeing as Sega Rally 3 is, in all essence, a modded Sega Rally Revo, wouldn't it be a hell of a lot easier for Sega to release the extra content as DLC? And, seeing as the arcade machine that SR3 runs off it merely a modded PC, wouldn't it be easier to provide said DLC on the PC first?

    Sometimes, I literally despair over Sega's undeniably wacky marketing decisions...
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    eXtaticus got a reaction from Anonymous Guest in SEGA Rally Online Arcade for PSN and XBLA   
    Bastards; where's the PC version?
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