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    There's always a way to turn things around! To find the fun!
  • Birthday 06/24/1996

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  1. Since there's apparently gonna be a Sonic "turn off your phones" video when the movie releases. I found this one from back when Blue Sky's Robots came out. Did anybody else have the dvd copy back in the day which for some reason still retained this, "only in theatres" branding and all?



    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Robots was Blue Sky.

      Anyway, it’s normal to include stuff like that on DVD bonus features, for posterity and junk.

    2. Joy


      See, this is what happens when you have multiple animation tabs open at once. 😅

      It was actually attatched to the main film itself, rather than the extras menu which was unusual. I personally found it quite cool as it made it feel that little bit more like watching it at the movies.

  2. Has anybody spotted any Sonic movie advertising or merchandise in the UK yet (discounting the trailers shown in cinemas)?

    Not seen anything in and around Glasgow yet but I dunno if it's maybe still slightly too early over here with the adverts or not. I feel like most movies here start getting bus, billboard, poster ads within about 2 weeks of launch and then they usually stick around for a good while after opening day.

    1. PaddyFancy


      There is a digital poster at the entrance to my local cinema.

    2. Little T

      Little T

      Apparently the movie has been sponsoring the family afternoon movie slot on Channel 5, but I haven't seen it myself.

  3. I think he literally is standing. The height is just about right for that, maybe with a slight cheat for the sake of framing. There's already a shot in the trailer that got the sitting height right. Since that Robotnik mech is already in the background I imagine he's already got up ready to jump out of the sun roof like in trailer 1.
  4. For those who read Sonic comics, official or fan-made, is there a particular Sonic voice your mind defaults to when reading the dialogue? For me I always hear Jason Griffith's Sonic unless it's something like Boom which has a definitive Sonic voice.

    1. Sean


      My mind usually defaults to the Drummond-era voices (except Amy who is Lina Inverse uhh I mean Lisa Ortiz), or for the classic Sonic cast, the dubbed OVA voices.

    2. Joy


      Oh yeah for the classic cast I absolutely hear the OVA voices as well! 😅

    3. Brawler Bear CC14

      Brawler Bear CC14

      I always go for the current voices in my head when reading. (It always appropriately switches with every cast change.) 

      Sometimes, though, it gets a little hard when the current voice of a character hasn't been given a good number of speaking lines for me to go off of, so I substitute a previous voice. (See Kyle Hebert's Big until very recently in TSR. With Sonic X, ASR, AND LEGO Dimensions to go off of, it was just easier to pop Oliver Wyman in my head.)

      For new characters, I imagine actors that I think suit them. For instance, Spike the Porcupine from the Nu252 Archieverse I gave a slightly aged-up Jaleel White Sonic voice because of the parallels between him and Sonic. (As well as his seemingly comparative youth.) Also, funnily enough, my voice of choice for Eclipse was actually the same Liam O'Brien voice that eventually became Infinite. How 'bout that? 😆

    4. Soniman


      My own voice? I don't know how one has the mental energy to assign different voices while reading O_O

    5. Jango


      I read it everything with my own inner voice o.o

    6. Little T

      Little T

      It tends to depend on the era of the comic for me. My default go to Sonic voice is Ryan Drummond, but if I'm reading an early Archie comic, I'll hear Jaleel, and if it's a Sonic Boom comic I'll hear Roger.

    7. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      For Archie Sonic, I used to imagine the game voices changing whenever they changed in the games. As in, when the 4kids cast took over with Shadow the Hedgehog, I imaged Sonic just suddenly switching from Drummond to Griffith around issue 157.

    8. Kuzu


      Kinda difficult given all of the voices we've had over the years. The only one I can say for certain is Mike Pollock with Eggman, since he's been the longest standing voice to date for any character.

  5. Hoping some of the Sonic Movie merch hits the UK before the film comes out. Definitely dorky enough to want to wear one of the movie shirts to opening day.

  6. Knack 3 is launching with the PS5 and you're going to embrace it.

    1. blueblur98


      knack 3 & knuckles

    2. Perkilator


      Sonic and Knackles

  7. Re: Sonic's movie personality. I'm personally on the side that's excited for the movie after the redesign and trailer 2 release but the tonal whiplash between trailers 1 and 2 makes me really wanna wait and see what the actual movie is going with. Trailer 2 feels very deliberately edited to focus on gags compared to trailer 1 which awkwardly took itself too seriously aside from 1 or 2 jokes. Trailer 2 doesn't let us see the downtime between gags which I think will be needed to properly get a feel for this version of Sonic. Like others have said I expect we're also going to see some sort of devlopment where he starts off more immature, unjustifiably cocky with his speed, more happy to wash his hands of trouble and transitions into having that sense of responsibility to do good where he can. I'm half expecting some sort of realisation moment where he partly blames himself for the creation of the genuine-threat Robotnik as opposed to the loose-cannon, egotistical scientist he starts off as. Had Sonic not arrived on Earth, Robotnik wouldn't have had him to obsess over.
  8. I've started up a casual channel on Twitch. Think I'm gonna try and focus on my art and animation stuff since there's already plenty of gaming channels to choose from. Might try and redo some older Sonic cutscenes to improve their animation, especailly from stuff like Heroes.

  9. Friendly reminder how amazing the Holoska Night theme is. I really need to find a physical copy of Unleashed's soundtrack!



    1. Kuzu


      Jungle Joyride Night is also worth mentioning 

    2. Adamabba


      It's my alarm sound rn

  10. Pretend there is no lock-on functionality. Which would you rather play standalone: Sonic 3 or Sonic & Knuckles?

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Sonic 3 Complete 

    2. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      Sonic & Knuckles Collection

  11. In all seriousness, accounting for this new Sonic2020 thing or not, what's everybody's predictions for Sonic releases / announcements this year? Outside of the movie of course.

    Assuming that they ARE saving the next big game for 2021 I really hope they warm up to that by giving us at least one re-release / compilation. Given that Banana Blitz of all things got a re-release this year I think SEGA's long overdue to dig something out of the catalogue.

    1. Soniman


      A bad game

    2. Polkadi~☆


      If SEGA's going to do anything, then giving attention to Skies of Arcadia and Jet Set Radio sounds like a good start.

      For Sonic, though, I'm not sure. Maybe a new game, or just a marketing push.

    3. JosepHenry


      Bad game jokes are not funny k thx

      We might get an announcement for a game, thats for sure.

      But I can also hope that they return in making remasters, Colors HD would be neat.

    4. Soniman


      I guess betting on a sure thing is kinda boring 

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @JosepHenry I mean, it's a sorry state of affairs when you think that @Soniman was making a joke when he was simply following to the logical conclusion.

    6. Menace2Society


      I just want Rush 3.

  12. Recently got Burnout Paradise in the PSN sale since I haven't played the series since Revenge came out. It's a fairly simple game but the sense of speed you can get on this is some of the best I've seen in a long time!

    Having a great time blasting through at Sonic speed!

    1. Jango


      I loved Burnout Paradise back on PS3, riddiculously fun game. Have you started a Showtime yet? "BUS"

    2. Joy


      Ohhh I haven't yet actually! I discovered Big Surf Island by complete accident (that was so cool) so I've literally just stayed there trying to 100% it before I head back to the mainland.


    3. Solister


      I'm really considering on catch it on Steam Sale. I've played it a lot on torrent and Burnout Dominator (Original) on PS2.


  13. Project Lunar is now in public beta for anyone wanting to get more games onto their Mega Drive mini. If you're like me and prefer to retain the original UI etc for stuff like this then you have that option and it'll function like a factory unit.

    Already got Sonic 3 Complete, the 3D blast Director's cut and Ristar on there and it's all running great!

  14. Been fiddling around with the Mega Drive mini and loving it. Bit stuck with what to play through next. Anybody got any recommendations outside of the Sonic titles?

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      World of Illusion. Its really easy and short, but it's a very good game. You get three different campaigns depending on if you're Mickey, Donald, or playing in co-op. And co-op is great fun. Castle of Illusion is also good.

    2. Cayenne


      -Monster World IV is a cute, fun and charming platformer.

      -If you want challenge and some of the best boss battles in an action game, play Contra: Hard Corps.

      -Shining Force is an amazing SRPG with an interesting world.

      -If you are a fan of the classic Zelda titles, Beyond Oasis is a great alternative. The game is more combat focused than Zelda, though.

      - ToeJam & Earl can be really addictive when you finally understand the gameplay.

      -Streets of Rage 2 is one of the best Beat 'em Ups of all time and has a sick soundtrack.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer


      Mega Man the Wily Wars is a fantastic remake, please play it.

    4. Harkofthewaa


      Comix Zone and Dynamite Heddy are both really good, but they'll kick you in the nuts if you're not careful. Shinobi III is far and away the best Shinobi game that was on the Genesis, and Kid Chameleon is a unique type of platformer that has an insane number of alternate routes and secret levels (it can also kick you in the nuts though, a good amount of the Genesis's library be like that). And I know it ain't the best hack and slash out there, but I like Golden Axe as well.

    5. Sean


      Wonder Boy in Monster World. I think it's better than Monster World IV due to the latter's linearity and lack of magic options.

    6. Joy


      Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I'm hoping to beat as many of the games as possible rather than just dipping in and out, so it'll take a while to get to them all but it looks like a fun time!

      Starting with the Mickey games since I already played the Castle of Illusion remake and they both seem like a nice brisk length to complete and tick off the list.

  15. Been playing through Sonic 4 Ep 1 again for no particular reason. As its own little thing, seperate from the classics AND Ep 2 I still quite like it as a fun little distraction. 

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