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About McGroose

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    "Wrestlin' wild Caterkillas, mate"
  • Birthday 07/29/1997

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  1. I predict that we are about to enter a Sonic Renaissance of good games, games not directed by the Sonic team of the past 5 years.

    Of course it sounds ridiculous, but recent years have shown that even unbelievably ridiculous things can still happen.

    1. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      Fixed

      I predict that we are about to enter a Sonic Renaissance of good games, games not directed by anyone other than Taxman in the past 5 years.

      Taxman proved their worth, but not many others like Big Red Button and Sanzaru to a lesser extent.

    2. Jack of Tangles

      Jack of Tangles

      It probably means no Sonic games at all, which means no bad games either. lol

    3. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      Hate to be that guy but methinks you're being a bit too optimistic McGroose.

  2. The worst part of Google images removing the view image button is that, if they don't eventually return it, I know i'm going to get used to it. D:

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Oh, so it was yet another shit move by Google, not a glitch?

    2. Patticus

      Patticus

      Right click, view image in new tab.

    3. WittyUsername
    4. Marcello

      Marcello

      Not the only dumb moves by Google. They changed the sizes on the new tab page so now only 4 quick links instead of 8 appear for me unless I zoom out to 80% and they replaced "Mute Tab" with "Mute Site" for no apparent reason.

  3. I'd be very disappointed but I know the game will be fun regardless. Sumo are fantastic developers and the quality of their potential game is not at question here. It's just that, as a fan of several of Sega's older and newer franchises, to see them waste an entire game with only Sonic and crew driving cars shows just how questionable Sega's priorities are if they go from a game filled with all sorts of Sega characters to just Sanic, Sanic and more Sanic. If it's going to be a Sonic only racer, I've got a pretty good feeling that the Avatar will return in some way, a customizable character to drive as to make up for there being less characters. Classic Sonic would probably return, too. If it's Sonic only, Sumo's really going to have to reach the bottom of the barrel to have a roster as big as Transformed (including DLC).
  4. I just spent $55 on the current steam sale.

    I'm content. Got 8 games out of that. :)

    1. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      what did you get?

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      Late but oh well

      CS:GO, FEAR 3, Left4Dead2, Black Mesa, Amnesia TDD, Vanquish, Garry's Mod and Ultimate Doom

      $55. Some were dirt cheap. 

    3. blueblur98
  5. Nice to see Google go full dummy by removing the view image button from Google images.

    You know, the most important fucking feature of google images? Can't have that anymore.

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      What the fuck are you serious.

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      Yes, over some copyright issue with Getty images. You'll notice every single image has the phrase "this image is subject to copyright" under it.

      Because this'll totally prevent people from getting images. All google did was piss everyone off.

    3. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Wow. Well, that's odd...and could prove very annoying.

      But...now that I think about it, I think I heard something recently about Google wanting to make the copyright status of images you can find on Google Images clearer. So...maybe this has something to do with that?

      EDIT: Sorry I didn't see your other comment.

    4. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      If you're on a computer, all you need to do now is right click and view image.

    5. McGroose

      McGroose

      All they did was make things more inconvenient. If people want an image, they're still going to get it. 

      One of their dumbest decisions yet in terms of practicality and foresight. 

  6. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43056744

    GG Miners, your $9 a day is fucking everyone up. 

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Literally every big data field is getting fucked up by a bunch of hype chasers. This has gone far beyond simply a bunch of gamers not being able to find gpus.

      I really hope both AMD and Nvidia start releasing cards that are anti-crypto currency to stop this shit.

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      Could a card even be made as an "anti-crpyto currency" variant?

      I bought a GTX 1050 ti 2 months ago for around $180 thinking it wasn't a bad deal, but returned it thinking I may have spent too much on it. Looking back, I want to shoot myself in the foot now. A standard 1050 TI is nearly $250 now. :/

    3. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      This has just reminded me to catch on Panorama's Monday episode because that was about Crypto Currency from what I heard. 

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      @McGrooseThere are certain ways. I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to things on the hardware side but there are definitely certain triggers coin mining sets off that can tell the card what it's doing. You can pretty much decide whether to brick the card from there.

  7. Good point, I should have said I didn't think he was an established separate character at that point.
  8. You know, I'm beginning to think Generations really screwed up the franchise by making Classic Sonic, a name that I don't even think was an official title prior, an actual character. That seemed like something that would have bad long-term consequences. Anyway, I prefer Classic's design, which I think was perfect around the Saturn era. I prefer the Gamecube years in terms of his games. If I had to choose a voice actor, it'd be Unleashed Griffith but I really just wish most of the cast went mute at this point.
  9. Has Sonic become a joke?

    None of my friends give a shit when they walk in the room and see me playing Mania super loud on our giant TV. I've also met a couple of people who bought the Nintendo Switch and they mention how they think Mania is a good game. Mania was probably the best thing this franchise needed reputation-wise. A good, simple game with nothing that arguably brought down the franchise before. I would argue that the transition to 3D, while still producing good quality games, still tried to narrow down the audience who would enjoy the games more than Mario's transition did. With each new game, the new gameplay ideas, ridiculous stories and objectively subjectively annoying voice acting really turned off a lot of people. So I'd say half of the problem is that the games have been sucking bad for the past decade and the other half is that the range of people who'd enjoy these games has narrowed down significantly over the years.
  10. Does SSMB like to party?

    1. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      What does it look like?

  11. Anyone else think that Unleashed scoring lower than 06 kind of screwed up Sega in the head a little?

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      flat,800x800,075,f.u1.jpg

      i've been salty about it for 10. years. i am choking on my salt

    2. WittyUsername

      WittyUsername

      Didn't seem to stop them from using the gameplay formula, though.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      they've just been using the colors formuler instead, since colors scored all those glowing reviews

      and then forces happened

    4. Space☆Yeow

      Space☆Yeow

      Unleashed only scored worse than Sonic 2006 from two sites (IGN and Gamespot IIRC).

      Granted, two major review sites, but nearly everyone else was on the same page that Unleashed was a marked improvement (if though still flawed).

    5. WittyUsername

      WittyUsername

      Yeah, but isn't the Colors formula basically the Unleashed formula just altered a bit? Boosting 3D gameplay with 2D blocky platforming?

    6. Ferno

      Ferno

      colors is unleashed with all the flow gone yes

  12. It's always nice to get a good grade on a math test you thought you failed.

  13. Centered Mouth VS Side Mouth

    You know, it's kind of like you're picking the pros and cons of both. The side mouth looks better in game, but the title screen/box art always makes Sonic's smile look really odd. That grin he has just looks super strange. I'm especially referring to nearly everything from Sonic 4 and onward... especially Sonic 4. That smile.... wtf is that?
  14. SSMB opinions on drugs and alcohol?

    1. Polkadi

      Polkadi

      They're very bad for your health, so DON'T TAKE THEM!!! >:((((

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

       

    3. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      Drugs are bad. Alcohol is OK in moderation but probably best if you avoid it too.

    4. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      Don’t take them. As Polk said, very bad for your physical and mental health.

      Never used them in my life and never will.

    5. TCB

      TCB

      here's mario to say it for me

       

    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Alcohol is fine in moderation when you're of age.

      Never do drugs. Never.

    7. McGroose

      McGroose

      @TCB You think Mario messed up the phrase "You'll go to hell when you die" or did he really go for some deep shit suggesting that drugs will make your life hell on earth?

      I can't believe I only just now am contemplating this and I've seen this ad a good couple of times. This is an ad for kids. :/

    8. Kiah

      Kiah

      I've been on this planet for almost 3 and a half decades. Never done drugs and never drank alcohol. The former is obvious as to why not and the latter is a personal decision. No regrets.

    9. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      I can have a drink now and then (personally like a glass of rum) but certainly say no to drugs. Dealt with a few users in work and man, its messed up.

    10. NikoS

      NikoS

      Alcohol is ok in moderation, i enjoy wine and liqueur.

      Drugs: NO, NEVER, IN ANY F-ING CIRCUMSTANCE.

    11. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      @McGroose He said "you'll go to hell before you die," so you're right with the latter idea.

       

      As a guy who's 22 and a half, I'm consider myself extremely lucky that I've never had an encounter with drug temptation. 

    12. KHCast

      KHCast

      I smoke weed a few times a month. I also drink every now and then(not excessively tho). Welp

  15. With the likely obvious exception of Free Riders, are any of the Sonic Riders games good?

    1. Josh

      Josh

      first one's good

    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      zero gravity is an acquired taste, you either love it or hate it.

      personally it's one of my favourite sonic games of all time 

      then again, sonic and the black knight is one of my favourite sonic games of all time too so yeah maybe I'm not the best to talk.

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I fucking love Zero Gravity.

      The first one is good too.

    4. McGroose

      McGroose

      I'm beginning to appreciate Sonic games I used to hate before, I'm beginning to see the fun factor in them now, like Secret Rings & Black Knight. Forces really made me realize how Sonic, minus Mania, has been getting bland as fuck recently.

    5. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      yes, but just know that riders 1 has a steep learning curve.

    6. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      oh yeah that

      sonic riders is hard to master

      zero gravity is the easiest shit

      and free riders we don't talk about free riders.

    7. Izuku Deku Midoriya

      Izuku Deku Midoriya

      I enjoyed Riders and Zero Gravity. 

    8. Sean

      Sean

      I think the first one is sorta fun with the right mindset and enough practice, but I hesitate to call it good. It doesn't have the accessibility or intuitiveness of Mario Kart that even the Sega All-Stars games possess.

    9. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      From personal experience Riders 1 is alright. I love the artstyle, the concept, and the various customization. I just don't like how limited tracks are in it, namely how the second set of tracks you unlock from the Rogues' story are almost palette swaps of each other. Yeah there is some differences but its almost superficial. That and I actually had a bad experience from it; I got pretty bad blisters from playing the Gamecube version thanks to the circle mechanic.

      Zero Gravity I think is an improvement in a few ways. No rando attacks from other riders and they kept the customization. The Gravity mechanic does take a while get used to but its not bad. If there's any downsides I think the story isn't that great and they did axe off the other Sega cameos (What? Ulala is a selling point for me). I guess they made it more Mario Kart-y but I don't think its a bad thing.

      But that's just me. Its been years since I last played them. If I do want to give the games a second opinion but I don't have them on me at the moment. I still can't get over Riders 1's opening though.

    10. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      0G streamlined a lot of things, but I'm honestly not sure what benefit they expected to get from making the ability to attack a random powerup. And a pretty rare one too - no joke, in the entire time I played it, I got that powerup exactly once.

      Still prefer the original by a large margin, but

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      I got pretty bad blisters from playing the Gamecube version thanks to the circle mechanic.

      Even I have to agree this was a really shitty mechanic.

    11. A person, that exists

      A person, that exists

      Riders 1 is great, although it can be pretty tough and unforgiving at some points.

      But, honestly, ZG is way better. At least that one doesn't have the shitty fuel mechanics.

    12. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      @Blacklightning Problem with the powerup is that it only appears when you're behind/not in first place. And in Zero Gravity the only way you'll ever be behind is if you have never played a game before or you intentionally handicap yourself. The computer is stupid. 

      While in Riders, the CPU at least is a bit smarter and sometimes cheap as fuck. 

    13. Josh

      Josh

      Zero Gravity practically plays itself and I hate that. Riders had issues but just straight up removing most of the mechanics was never the answer.

    14. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      You know it's actually kinda hard to tell just how much CPU competition is rubberbanding or just them riding your turpulence, because iirc you can't actually look behind you to see how far back it goes. To an extent you can cockblock them with tornados, but that helps a lot less when literally the entire roster is behind you.

    15. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      I completely forgot you could do tornados in the original Riders. Wow. 

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