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Badnik Mechanic

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  1. Oh boy!

    1. Graystripe2000
    2. StaticMania


      Seems like a thing is happening.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh boy it's certainly going on right now!

    4. Thigolf


      Aw yeah, this happening!

    5. Jack out of the comics!

      Jack out of the comics!

      Oh boy! Sonic Forces 2 is happening after all!

    6. Jack out of the comics!

      Jack out of the comics!

      It's reaaaaal. SONIC FORCES 2 GAMES IN 1


    7. TheOcelot
    8. Berry Xmas
    9. Plumbers_Helper
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  4. MmmmmHmmmm... That's an interesting theory... I however have another one. 1: Outside of Sega of Japan, and 1 department in Sega of America. Absolutely nobody in Sega has any idea about what is happening with ANY aspect of Sonic. I've learnt this myself recently when I found some unannounced stuff, I asked my contacts at SOE about it any they all emailed me back saying they had no idea about it and didn't even know it existed. 2: Are you familiar with a television program called "The news?" Because according to 'the news', whilst Japan didn't order a lockdown of the country due to Covid-19, it did request companies to voluntarily issue work from home orders and policies. Which Sega complied with. To add to this, the Japanese government also restricted the movement of Goods and people entering Japan from the start to the middle of this year. This presents a problem since Sega have been shifting staff to and from the United States since the end of 2018, specifically on Sonic development. To add to this, Sega of America, which is the other department that knows what's going on with Sonic was also hit with a stay at home order, which they are STILL complying with in part with a limited number of staff in a building at any one time. Even though they have nothing to do with Sonic's 30th, Sega Europe are also in a similar situation. 3: Even before Covid-19 was a thing, Sega have stated repeatedly that 2020 was supposed to be a celebration of Sega's 60th and not a focus on Sonic, Sonic was and by all accounts is getting the focus NEXT year.
  5. According to who? Just that as far as I'm aware Sega have pretty much said since January that this year is for the Sega 60th celebrations. Next year is hedgehog.
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  7. This has and will always be the best banner. Context: I think it was somewhere around the late 2000's, Sonic was doing REALLY badly and people were afraid to admit they were Sonic fans. So a few of us made banners to disguise the Sonic stadium as a fansite for other things... So if people registered and said "Lol Sonic fans!" we could say "No not Sonic fans... Count Duckula fans!"
  8. For some reason I'm no longer a retired staff member.

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      You're the Solid Snake of the forum now, pulled out of retirement.

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      You're a retired retired staff member!

  9. It's going to be Classic Sonic next year. There will be something modern but probably not a game related thing.
  10. So the owner of the Sonic statue in the mountains called me and shared some new information...

  11. Look at what I'm replying in response to... If all he's doing is regurgitating pre approved material then literally anyone can write the book.
  12. Despite the fact it borrows so much from Retro and some other wikis. The best book like this has to be the 20th anniversary one. The cook and Becker is amazing until it gets to the modern part and it just totally falls apart. As for this one... erm... I'm probably not going to buy right away. Just because the fact Flynn is writing it is really going to expose how much of this series he does know. And if it's just going to be a surface level knowledge which I suspect it might be. For example. We going to get sections on Bean and Bark? If so... We actually going to get good info on them and not the Archie comics lore? It's probably not going to delve into March or comics just literally be games... which instantly makes the other books more interesting. Though if they do include unseen artwork. Then it'll certainly be on my buy list.
  13. I was personally told by a former community team member that when Sega Europe first saw forces it was a very different game. The avatars for one had a more dominant role. Also there was the VR demo screen found in the code.
  14. AAUK just replied to a 9 year status update of mine!!



    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Man, I was just about to finish my first year of Uni back then. Time's goddamn flown.

    2. AAUK
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  16. Thing is though, they still can, it's just that people don't usually notice or there's such a focus on something else that it gets over-shadowed... or in the case of Forces, an angle got totally dropped. Like in Forces, like I show in that vid, I'm convinced that game was going to have more of a 'war is bad' kind of vibe to it, just down to how Tails is written early on and how it's done surprising accurate to long term battle fatigue, and even other characters show part of this in the opening cut-scene... But the concept is suddenly dropped. But with regards to Tails being as capable. In Forces there's a scene where Sonic and Tails encounter Eggman and Infinite, and in the cut-scene it looks like Tails is gonna go for them, but Sonic gestures for him to back off. He clearly thinks he can take them on but it's Sonic who says 'no don't do this!' In Lost World, Tails doesn't come accross that well, but he's still out in front a lot of the time, he's still analysing and making decisions and coming to conclusions which are often right. When he ends up captured, he's not afraid, in the vid I point out how he's relaxed almost not bothered as if he knows he can outsmart these guys, which he does. Amy's a bit more difficult, in Forces she was doing.... something with the resistance at least that meant she was in the leadership, best we get is that it's something to do with either communications or co-coordinating attacks. The thing with Amy is that she's not really been given much of a role in a game other than the Boom spinoffs when you think about it.
  17. Probably because it got REALLY ridiculous during the mid to late 2000s with how over powered a lot of the main cast were becoming. So I talked about it in more detail in the vid so go watch that if you want the long explanation. https://youtu.be/NKGP1IqhqaQ But the thing is, when the 3D games arrived and more emphasis was placed on literal storytelling and characterisation, we got SA1 which showed every character go through a significant change in some way. Then in SA2 they cemented that so they were gradually becoming the same as Sonic in terms of how they can handle themselves. Then in Heroes we see everybody near the same level and ability as Sonic. It became a question of 'Wait... why are these characters going to Sonic for help when we've just seen them doing something even more dangerous with ease and clearly having the skill and ability to do the things they do and even still having those abilities in this game.' This isn't like say Yakuza where every characters skill and ability is reset on every new game. In sonic they were being kept over and over in each game. It only built upon it and as a result we started to get the Saturday Night Movie Monster final villain in every game who wants to destroy the world or all life in the universe. It's not until unleashed came along that we started to see an attempt to tone down the supporting cast into a more appropriate role. But it was done so suddenly in a bid to correct the mistake that many fans of said characters now become upset because their favourite now seems weak. When in reality they're correcting an error.
  18. How are you sir... Hello!

    sonic is a favorite childhood game I remember playing it on a game console!

    I play it from a book!

  19. I'm willing to bet money it'll be cross gen. I very much doubt they'll go full on next gen specs, especially given the pandemic situation.
  20. ... ... .... How many other companies out there have yet to announce a next gen system project? Because the answer is... A lot.
  21. I vaguely remember this around 2005-1010. From my understanding, the flak wasn't legal flak or problems from Sega, it was from the fans! Basically, this was at a time when Yahoo groups were a thing and that was the only form of 'instant' communication between fans and the comic staff. I want to say that a lot of fleetway or archie fans kicked off at the Fleetway Yahoo email/group because the fleetway characters had a cameo. Now this is over 10 years ago so I don't remember exactly what happened but it was either a case of Fleetway fans being mad that their characters had appeared in archie. Or Archie fans being mad that fleetway was invading their comic. But from what I remember, it was more fans kicked up a fuss and not Sega or the various publishing companies.
  22. From my understanding. Sega owns all the rights to fleetway. Fleetway was bought by Egmont and the rights were with them. Then Rebellion bought Egmont Fleetways entire comic rights. 2000ad and the like. From what I know based on people I've spoken with at Rebellion. Sonic the comic was not included in the deal. The rights all went to Sega. If any royalties are to be paid, it would certainly be a standard license deal similar to how rebellion is able to republish all 2000ad material. Remember, 2000ad was made by the same people who made STC and in something like 99% of all STC content The same staff who worked on 2000ad also worked on STC. There will almost certainly be no issues. Certainly not a Pendering like Archie had to deal with. Literally the only reason I think it hasn't happened yet is because fleetway fans and broader sonic fans tend to be a bit quiet on the fleetway front.
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