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Badnik Mechanic

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  1. Do we actually ever get told how long Eggman has had Sonic in prison for in Sonic Forces?

    I want to say it's 6 months but can't find anything in game that says that?

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Between the second and third cutscenes/between the first and second level, there's a text box that says something to the effect of "with Sonic defeated, Eggman took over the world in 6 months". At another point during one of the "talking heads" cutscenes, Sonic says he's got six months of payment to return.

    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Ah right.

      The text dialogue only says it was 'months' as does the Amy and Knuckles conversation.

      But yeah I remember it now.


    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You're welcome. 

    4. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      I'm doing a video examining Tails' representation in Forces... so having to do a lot of research, hence why I'm suddenly so interested in this game... sigh.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh boy, good luck with that. Tails role in Forces is just so incredibly dumb.

    6. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Yeah... It's... It's really interesting/infuriating at how badly they messed up Tails. He potentially could have been the best character in this game and they could have even used his efforts to fix Omega as a great parallel to the story and theme of Forces itself.

      When you look at this really critically, there are some amazingly simple changes they could have done which would have improved his character a hell of a lot.

      E.g. right at the start, he cowers in front of the eggrobos, even if he had just stood his ground and put his arms out as if he's trying to shield the people, it makes his next scene so much better.

      When he runs away after Sonic is defeated, it's actually the smartest move he makes in the whole game, and you can even excuse his 'I'm not smart enough' when you look at the game as a whole. 

      Even when he freaks out at Chaos, you can kinda justify it... But dear god... When Healing Hands Classic Sonic turns up... it's almost like an entirely new team took over the whole story!

      And it also doesn't help that in cut scenes we have stuff like this that does no favours for anyone...


    7. DanJ86


      @Mayor D Well...that screenshot does explain why Eggmans robots barely attack during gameplay. It's because they're blind, it's the only logical conclusion.

    8. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      It also explains why most of the stages are just straight lines.

  2. (tweet) So I just noticed something amazing about Tails' intro in Sonic Forces...


    1. Blacklightning


      oi give them some slack guy

      they obviously had no ai before so even this is an improvement




    2. Diogenes


      it's almost like they're a bunch of mindless machines marching in formation or something

  3. Sorry to interrupt your January 3rd...


    But taking this time to tell you that a new bug in Fallout 76 has managed to disable all nuclear weapons.


    Yes the primary selling point and endgame no longer works.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Fallout 76 Problems 

    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      The Fallout of Fallout: No more Fallout from Nuclear Weapons for the game, Fallout from the Fans!

    3. Maxtiis



      Oh Bethesda. No community to fix your shit this time.

  4. (Tweet)

    Sonic is the dude, with the attitude.


    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      In the relative nude. And is rude. But never a prude.

    2. Little T

      Little T

      I never thought I'd actually get to see footage of this show!

    3. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @Little T

      It's not. Not really.

      The footage is from a TV Show doc... but... this seems to have been shot on the stage floor, and Sonic is blatantly doing dance moves from it. I put the music over the top and.... It just goes too well for it not to be moves from the show.

  5. (Tweet)

    SSMB can anyone explain this picture?


    1. blueblur98


      sonic is secretly an elf

    2. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Sonic just wants a hug while the Santas are waving. Doesn't explain the random maid though.

  6. Mario & Sonic first collaborated in 2003 according to this image.



    1. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Forgot to mention, this is from a Japanese TV show which was promoting Sonic Adventure on the GameCube.

  7. (Tweet)

    What the actual! How did Sega Republic mess this up this badly! SSMB you need to see this!


    1. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      It gets better!

      4: Tails has no nose!

      5: Part of the image just above Tails head has been deleted using the rectangle tool.

    2. Patticus


      How did they mess up this badly? Why, it's simple! It's called "not giving a shit about their job."

  8. (Tweet) If you missed it earlier. In 2003 Sega performed an amazing Sonic stage play...



  9. So I'm just finishing my new Sonic Documentary and found out about something... amazing...


    In 2003, Sega of Japan held a party event for fans, in which they performed a Sonic stage play with actors in Sonic Mascot costumes. 

    The play was called "Sonic & The Curse of the Vinta VS Sonic Velocity Machine"

    1. Shaddy Zaphod
    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      I know, dodgy Japanese translations will do that. But the play feature Eggman invading the stage via an escalator.


      Which in itself is amazing.

  10. (tweet) I think Sega is growing desperate to shift copies of Sonic Forces for their numbers now... 


    1. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Follow me on twitter for more Sonic related fun and jokes.

    2. TheOcelot


      "Buy one great game get one shit game free"

  11. Trailer for my new Sonic Documentary


  12. @34 onwards... 

    A visual representation of what it's like to go into a topic to continue an argument after a mod has close it.



  13. Someone needs to mod all the Sonic games so that the only music they play is YMCA...


    ...And it never stops.

    1. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Actually... Just make it the Super Sonic transformation music.

  14. (Tweet) So I got some utterly incredible video today... And I want this amazing Sonic 2 Sign!


  15. (Tweet)

    This is me. Hello me.



  16. (tweet) Just found something interesting in an old Sega documentary 


    1. Operationgamer17
    2. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      So Eggy at one point actually looked like his game self instead of the conehead abomination...what a timeline that'd be to live in

  17. (tweet) I posted quite a long thing about why people who are convinced the movie design is a hoax marketing ploy are likely wrong...



    1. Unidus


      It's weird, because because in a way it would be a brilliant marketing idea! This has got people talking everywhere. Then again, the broadness of talks of how ugly the model is will surely not last more than a week or so. Then the "general public" will move on and forget all about it... So, it's not good marketing as well. 

    2. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      I don't think anyone actually genuinely believes it's a hoax like it makes sense or anything, they're just substituting that in as a way of trying to keep hope alive that it's better than it is. Same reason I compared it to those "no really you guys Team Sonic Racing lets you race in cars AND on-foot" comments.

  18. For those still in denial.

    The leg poster is real, 2nd one spotted.

    1. Ferno


      when it comes to this franchise, always bet on the worst things being real

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Warning, cruel joke


      How fitting that it shows him looking over a bridge.


      Cause if I were him, I'd jump off it.


    3. DanJ86


      @SupahBerry I wouldn't call it cruel. More like a dark joke. If it was a cruel joke, you'd be pushing him off. Just my opinion. XP

      Maybe this is me being nit-picky, I just don't like the idea of Sonic 'tagging' things. That's the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the many landmarks of the USA. Putting graffiti on it, even though it's small, seems like a very hoodlum act.

      Now unless it turns out that Eggman built the Golden Gate Bridge, I just don't think the Sonic I know would do that. *shrug*

  19. (Tweet) my reaction to the new Sonic poster.



    1. Unidus


      To be honest, I think a pair of red Converse would've been more fitting than what we got XD

  20. One of the writers of the Sonic Movie. A Mr Patrick Casey basically just implied that the original creators of Sonic are being hysterical over their comments to the Sonic movie and then proceeded to block people who pointed out that it's a bit offensive to say that against them and people who have genuine complaints being called hysterical.

    1. KHCast


      Well, this is boding well for them, and totally not making them look like smug assholes

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Okay, there's doing what Titans Go did with throw potshot at their critics, and then there's this.


      Of all the critics TTG have, I don't know if the original TT creators were among them.

    3. Diogenes


      "everybody relax" is a pretty fuckin' light response, dude.

    4. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      We can be relaxed and still yell that the design sucks.

    5. Diogenes


      if you're yelling i'm not so sure you are relaxed. and if you're going to take that comment and claim he "basically just implied" that people are hysterical, it sounds less like you're making reasoned criticism and more that you're fishing for a shitstorm.

    6. Supah Berry
    7. Unidus


      As if telling someone to "calm down" has ever worked xD

    8. RedFox99


      Do you have an exact quote on what he said?

      Found it. Yeah I don't see him implying that OG creators should calm down. Seems more like he's telling fans not to get upset over movie because ya know, ya shouldn't get worked over a design ya don't like. 

    9. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic


      He has since deleted the tweets. They were however screencapped.

    10. RedFox99


      Can you show me?

    11. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Maybe when I'm not on mobile and trying to juggle some audio work at the moment. 

    12. RedFox99


      Also, I looked at Naoto and it maybe because I couldn't read it off the translation, but he didn't seem to be as angry over it as fans.

  21. You thought Sony Pictures would ruin Sonic!?


    But it was me! Paramount!

    1. TheOcelot


      Paramount in a nutshell:


  22. You know you fucked up when even the creator of Sonic doesn't like it!

  23. (Tweet)

    People keeping saying "Even Sega don't approve" 

    This is my response to that..

    You know that "Pending License approval" you see on comic previews and trade show toys. Yeah guess who gets final say and who can ask/insist on changes before release.


    1. DiamondX


      So, I don't wanna sound like I know stuff when I don't, so I want to ask

      Isn't it possible SEGA gave them the license before seeing the design and now can only give their opinion and not change anything by themselves?

    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      If they did that then holy cow man.

    3. DanJ86


      I assume people are seeing the comments made about the eyes and blowing them out of proportion. The alternative is that Sega never bothered even looking at what they were doing and if that's true...well...


  24. (Tweet) A status about the Movie.


    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Lol I've seen the movie so many times. This is the first time I see this.

    2. Unidus


      I remember when I was but a lad and I used to holler for my mom and dad to "come quick! Sonic is about to be in the scene." 

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