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Badnik Mechanic

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About Badnik Mechanic

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  1. I did the whole story mode as Sonic. But online. Zavok and Blaze. Zavok is just stupidly over powered. Blaze however has the best looking car, best voice actress, amazing handling and speed on the car. And she's a cat!
  2. So if you're feeling brave... When I was researching for that video... I looked at a lot of games which have had Tails in since Generations and I have noticed that they're trying to change a lot of the mainline cast to be more supportive and not just be a Sonic in another colour. I can't remember everything I said in that video since it's getting on for a year old now, but from what I remember when I looked into his character. When you look at what was going on in Sonic Adventure, they clearly portrayed him as a character who was trying to step out of his best friends shadow and stand on his own. Which was fine. A lot of games and secondary media until them had portrayed him as that. Now SA2 is an odd one, because the big belief is that originally he wasn't to be in that game (or at the least not very much at all), but it's kinda a continuation of what happens in Adventure, then we get the moment at the end of the game when he thinks Sonic has died and battles Eggman that a lot of his fans think is amazing. The problems start in Heroes, both Tails and Knuckles start to become on par with Sonic in terms of their abilities in, they're also on par with Sonic now... but have all their additional benefits, like Tails being an inventor and computer programmer. The example in the video I give... Imagine there's a scenario where Eggman attacks in an airship, and Tails is around with his plane... If you think how he was post Heroes and Pre-Generations, there's the question of "Why are we waiting for Sonic? When Tails can easily handle this?" And this goes on for several games, then around the time Generations comes out, stuff starts to change for all the characters, but with Tails specifically things seem more drastic. Tails seems more towards the technical support and tactician rather than the go to hero. For me at least that's fine. I know a lot of people dislike Tails in Sonic Lost World, but... I actually think his portrayal in that game is really good. Aside from the one or two howlers, Tails is always active in the support role here, he's using his abilities to benefit the mission, even when he's captured he uses his abilities to try and escape. Now with Forces.... That game is a mess, for me it feels like they tried and then dropped an angle for the character but didn't try to re-write it. But in the initial opening section, there is still a hint of the positive aspects they've tried to do with him and you even see Sonic gesture to Tails to not get involved in the battle. Tails was really to get involved but Sonic said no. The issues come afterwards, it can be explained with what's in there, but... Forces is a mess.
  3. (Read all the tweets)

    Asda (UK Wal-Mart) just really pissed me off...

     

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Damn that sucks

  4. There's a piece of software called TurnItIn which is used by almost every college and University worth their salt. It can spot this kind of plagiarism a mile off. And I know this to be true because aside from running my own papers, disserations, reports and even computer code through it... Paying for an essay from these places is a bad idea since the irony is, the more they do, the more likely the plagiarism software can and will detect it. But out of curiosity. What's are the papers on? Might as well try and salvage something constructive from all this.
  5. So for those who said earlier that TSR had been discounted this week which shows... something...

    Turns out this is a deliberate temporary price cut promotion for Sonic's 28th birthday.

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I'm aware.

      It's just that a game usually doesn't drop in price to 75% that quickly, even in a franchise sale. Most of the time, it's more like "Here's our latest entry, have a nice little 10% off to maybe make you bite", not "Our game's been out for only a month and the already budget game dropped down a quarter in price"

  6. (Tweet)

    Look at this new Sonic Book!
     

     

    1. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      I saw this on Amazon and thought it actually looked pretty nifty.

      ...and then you had to go and make me properly examine the pages.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Blimey this is awful. It's unofficial and not claiming to be anything more, but I think SEGA should shut this down. It's shoddy.

    3. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @Blue Blood

      It gets worse! I've added more tweets... The book is using stolen fan and official art.

      Every page is ripped off from various fan site articles and wikipedia pages.

      Not spotted anything from Retro yet but the sonic fandom wiki has definitely been plagiarised. 

    4. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      The caption thing could just be because it’s a preview and they’ll be added later.

  7. (Tweet)

    So it looks like there was another Sega Roadshow which nobody knew existed.

     

  8. So urm... It looks like there might have been another roadshow. Does... anyone know anything about this one?
  9. Wow this is quite misleading for all concerned. Here is the original interview which is over a month old. https://www.4gamer.net/games/421/G042175/20190415016/ You will notice it's actually a rather excellent interview about Team Sonic Racing... Not Sonic in general. E-Sports is brought up completely at random as part of the final throw away questions that most interviews do. I'm almost certain they asked that because TSR has been described as being a potential e-sports title, even I said so in virtually all my previews and reviews on it. Iizuka responds by saying 'no it's not going to happen' but is open to it. It's a way to say no without being rude or completely ruling out an idea.
  10. During the 20th anniversary, Sega really went all out to promote Sonic. If you were around these forums back then, you'll remember how crazy it was, every day it felt like something new was announced or leaked. They even held various events all over the world, most of these were basically conventions or parties such as Summer of Sonic and Sonic Boom, but then you had the really odd ones like the skateboarding event 'Generations of Skate.' But there was one event which was held in the UK during May of 2011 which barely got any attention even back then, and in the 8 years since the event was held... Absolutely no new information has come to light... Until last week. So in a nutshell... Run Sonic Run was a mini 5k Sonic themed marathon held in London during 2011. There was both a kids race and an adults race held, according to Sega, 500 kids took part in the first race from over 10 schools in the local area. Apparently Sega did have plans to hold more events like this throughout the UK. In the video I looked at the photos carefully and noticed that they did have multiple banners for this, so it probably wasn't just a one off thing, they did invest quite a bit into this which does suggest they really were looking into doing more. But the new information came last week. Several Run Sonic Run Goodie bags were sold at an internal Sega charity event and I was lucky enough to get one. This event actually had it's own branded merch, and in the video I do spot the merch in one of the photos. Here we have a 20th anniversary event, which had over 500 people take part in, which gave away free branded merch... and for over 8 years there's barely any information online about it. The Sega Blogs who originally hosted the story are long deleted, even the predominant wiki pages like Sonic Retro and the Sonic fandom wiki don't have any mention of it. So since 8 years have passed and some of the people who went on this are now likely in college or about to start uni... I have to ask. Did anyone here actually go to this? Or knows someone who did? Just that I can't believe it's been 8 years and all we have are 4 low quality photos and then 8 years later the first images and video or the bags which were given away, we don't even know what was inside the bags or what actually happened at this event other than the race itself.
  11. Don't disrespect Papa Zavok. He's also British now based on that screen.
  12. (Tweet)

    Zavok is British.

     

    1. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      Is this the world map for the Tokyo Olympics game?

      E: for the mobile version. Nevermind

  13. So I wish people were talking more about this. Several summons are gated behind a £80 collectors edition, and another is gated behind a £300 collectors edition. Yeah summons are pre-order and collectors edition bonuses.
    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      BEST TIMELINE

    2. Teoskaven
    3. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @Teoskaven So you can cut your pizza into slices.

    4. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Genious.

    5. Jango

      Jango

      How about some good games instead? 

    6. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      only at your local pizza hut

  14. Sega just reveal that PSO2 is not confirmed for Europe...
     

     

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      AHAHAHA

      FUCK OFF SEGA

    2. gato

      gato

      HOW?

      EDIT: Oh nvm, it's probably the licencing hell I mentioned on another status.

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      are you fucking serious

    4. gato

      gato

      Oh yeah, and I also forgot PSO2's favorite way of delivering cosmetics is via a fucking scratch. That's probably also going to rise a stink somewhere.

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