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Badnik Mechanic

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  1. 23 hours ago, Strong Guy said:

    Okay so I haven't watched the video, but I do have this image of a classic Sonic and Knuckles costume. The Knuckles REALLY intrigued me since I love pink Knuckles.

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    I think this is the same Knuckles that's in the thumbnail of that video. This picture was my header for a long time here. That said aside from this image and the one in that thumbnail, I have never heard of seen anything else about this elusive pink Knuckles mascot.

    I actually managed to find some video of this costume. It's extremely brief and it great quality.

    But it seems the Knuckles costume was used at some of the old Sega roadshows and would often be used at the more big profile one.

    One show in particular was the BBC Radio One Summer Roadshow event. 

    3 of the Sega busses turned up to that one including the Sonic, Tails and Knuckles mascot, the brief clip shows them dancing on stage. 

     

    I really need to get around to doing the 2nd sonic mascot vid.


  2. 7 minutes ago, Operationgamer17 said:

    “Apparently the movie is somewhat good. The french press has been very mixed, but opinions from the screening were more positive. “

    Pleasant surprise, huh?

    I'm taking it with a grain of salt...

    The surprise screening was supposed to be a double feature of Terminator 1 and Terminator 2, fans turned up and they showed Dark Fate. So they got to see it for free and were all Terminator fans anyway so... yeah... I think I'd like to see it for myself or wait for a few more outlets to publish.


  3. So the movie is out this week (UK). And there are a few reviews out.

    Basically, the French media got the wrong embargo date, so a lot of reviews from french sources... and the movie was shown at a Surprise screening yesterday, so a bunch of thoughts from that...

    There be LOADS of spoilers ahead.

     

    Spoiler

    Every rumour and leak was real.

    John Connor is dead, he's killed in a bar close to the start of the movie.

    Skynet is no more, the new threat is Legion.

    The movie has been edited to greatly downplay John Connors role in the franchise. 

    The movie has been edited to now call Legions machines 'Terminators' originally they were called something else.

     

    Apparently the movie is somewhat good. The french press has been very mixed, but opinions from the screening were more positive. 

    Linda Hamilton is getting a lot of praise for her performance.

     

    So the one thing which keep popping up and this has my alarm bells ringing... The movie is being compared A LOT to the Force awakens, in that it feels like a re-telling of Terminator 1 and 2 in order to set up a new storyline. 

    So I hope this is a case of a re-telling like how Predators was a re-telling/sequel of the original Predator, and not a Force Awakens style of sequel/retelling.


  4. On 9/19/2019 at 6:38 PM, Teoskaven said:

    The devs are claiming this new Terminator game has been 6 years in development but considering they just announced it out of nowhere with a release window of less than 2 months for Europe (and slightly more for America, for some reason), i'm not optimistic at all.

    They're not technically lying.

    They announced both Terminator and Rambo at the same time, you can find evidence of this still online in places as well as their facebook.

    But I can actually remember seeing it, originally the game was entitled "Terminators" and it was due to release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. 

    ... ... So yeah, confidence levels should be extremely low for this.

     


  5. On 9/13/2019 at 2:16 AM, DabigRG said:

    What kinda fuckin weird, deep cut shit is that?

    Though of course it'd be in CD.

    This is why everybody needs to subscribe and click the bell on my YouTube channel =p

     

    But to address the topic. 

    It's not just powers and skills, there's also some personality traits, like apparently Sonic is a keen reader, whilst we rarely see this in the games, in the wider official media we certainly do see it.

    What I think happens is that... As time passes by, some people at Sega who don't directly work on the games, know and have seen that certain characters have certain powers and abilities as well as traits, they still believe these are active today, so when they get quizzed on 'how should Sonic be' they say "Well there's this... this and a this..." not knowing it's been retconned or just no longer used.

    Would explain a lot of the dialogue that the statue at Tokyo Joypolis says.


  6. So... I wasn't going to post my vid here but I accidentally improved the board image and you can clearly see the enitre board!

    I too struggled to see the entire board. For some reason zooming in via a web browser or even image tools blurs the image and its hard to make out even the bottom of the board...

    However... for some reason. After I rendered the vid, the sections where I zoom in is by using the pan tool on my video editor, and after rendering I realised thid had not reduced the image quality!

    So you can now clearly make out all the zones and even the boss cards!

     


  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkenRXh1odg

    So the guy who reveled a screen from the cancelled PSP game Sonic Origins has revealed details surrounding another cancelled Sonic PSP title called Sonic: The Shadow World.

    The game never made it past pitch state. But from what we get from the pitch is that the game was pitched by Climax and described the game as being the polar opposite to what is normally found in a Sonic game.

    The plot is that Sonic becomes trapped in the Shadow World (which is home to Sonic' nemesis Shadow (yes THAT Shadow)) and must escape.

    Instead of lush green tropical lands, lava and dead trees would surround the player. Sonic would battle creatures not badniks.

    Multiple modes planned.

    Shadow & Sonic playable.


  8. Just over a week ago I uploaded a video about the history of Sega World London, (see here)

    It contained a bunch of new information about the park including some newly discovered old footage from inside and even some of the advertisements for the park in some of the underground tube stations.

    The video has been passed around quite a lot and it's triggered a few people to come out and share some new information including one amazingly cool find..

    There has always been a question as to what happened to the giant Sonic statues that were scattered around the park, one of them is now with Sega Amusements and has since been repainted. But the others have always been a bit of a mystery.

    Well... the most iconic of the statues, the one with Sonic balancing a globe on his finger has been found!

    I don't have permission to say who the owners are, but apparently it's been with this company since the park closed and the statue was removed, just sitting in an office back room all this time. Obviously Sonic is currently doing his paperwork of playing a very good game of hide and seek which is why there's not a better image.

    But that's another statue off the list! The Sega World London Globe statue has been found and is living a happy life doing paperwork!


  9. 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.


  10. On 6/23/2019 at 9:04 AM, BuzzyLee said:

    Oh, guys. I don't know where to ask help and how to create a new topic. Found only this. I have three debts on academic papers in College. The teacher assigned me to write these papers in the summer, that is now.. I don't want to waste time. Have you ever used custom essay writing service? I need your feedback and recommendations. I was in a panic!

    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.

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