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About McGroose

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

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    -Reading
    -Martial Arts
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    -Meditation
    -Good music
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    That rock under Skyloft.

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  1. Who else is stoked for Streets of Rage 4?

  2. I still can't believe that Sonic Unleashed became backwards compatible on Xbox One. And it's actually pretty good, according to players. Even with some FPS improvements! Nice to see my favorite 3D Sonic game getting some love.

    Now if we can somehow get a PC port Sega I will apologize for how much I've been shitting over this franchise for the past 3 years.

    1. McGroose

      McGroose

      Unleashed Project doesn't count, I want everything from the Werehog to that annoying AF medal collecting

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      A PC port is like, the one thing I need from them at this point. After that... I won't even care what they do with the series. The perfect Sonic game would've already been made imo.

    3. JezMM

      JezMM

      I mean, Unleashed is my favourite 3D Sonic game but I will goddamn roll out the red carpet for them cutting the annoying AF medal collecting in a re-release of the game.

      If it were up to me, I would add additional ways to earn medals so gating progress allows the player to do a myriad of tasks to earn them based on their preferences (beating town missions, getting good ranks, etc), rebalance so day/night stages don't have their medals skewed one way or the other.  I'd prolly reduce the required medals for mandatory progress gates too, with more focus on medal-collecting being the way to unlock the extra acts.

  3. I would sacrifice $59.99 plus tax from my wallet.
  4. Citizens of Brit-Bong land, how would you say Brexit has impacted the value of the Pound? It definitely lowered in value, but how badly did it impact you and your community?

  5. A GTX 1060 3GB is now cheaper than a GTX 1050 Ti on Amazon, what is happening lol

  6. which is worse in your opinion, Sonic Boom or Sonic 06? Why?

    1. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      Sonic Boom just due to 06 being fun to break.

    2. Lord-Dreamerz

      Lord-Dreamerz

      Sonic 06 forever will be the worse for many reasons... even putting aside the awful gameplay! it has a ugly art style that doesn't match the series and a lame story that takes itself way to seriously.

    3. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      @Lord-Dreamerz The notification sound from you posting that near gave me a heart attack.

    4. Kiah

      Kiah

      Sonic Boom. For starters it’s part of an unnecessary sub-division in a franchise that was already divided by the million directions SEGA was taking their iconic character in. Don’t get me started about the hideous redesigns. The cartoon was the only good thing about the whole thing.

      Only positive thing I can say about Sonic Boom was the character interaction. Very¬†obvious¬†issues aside,¬†Sonic ‚Äė06 gave me that as well as some really good music and some characters having good characterization. And even though it wasn‚Äôt its intention, it provided a significant amount of humor. Can‚Äôt say the same about Sonic Boom as majority of its glaring issues were not funny in the slightest.¬†

    5. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Gosh. They are both just so darn bad that it's hard to pick one.

      Guess I'd pick Sonic Boom as the worst. It's soundtrack was pretty forgettable and it's boss battles were really dull. The level environments lacked variety and the replay value felt pointless. Sure, I could collect some stuff I missed...but why bother?

      Also, what was Shadows deal, did Eggman even have a world conquering plan and why was Sticks an NPC that did nothing for the story, despite being shown as important to that specific branch of Sonic...ness?

      Also the boring gameplay, automatic speed parts and the fact that it was glitch infested.

    6. ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      ThePrinceOfSaiyans

      Boom, easily. I can actually have fun with Sonic '06. Fun for the wrong reasons, mind you, but fun all the same. It also has good music. Sonic Boom doesn't. 

    7. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Boom. 06 was an extremly watered down Adventure so had a bit of fun there, Shadow's story was kind of competent, Mephiles is a fun piece of ham fisted villain and it had a solid soundtrack. Boom had slowass gameplay that just feels bad, the worst writing the series has ever had, a boring villain and a boring soundtrack.

       

  7. So a GTX 1050 Ti now costs barely below a GTX 1060 or an RX 580 or 570, all of which are much superior cards to the 1050 Ti.

    lol Nvidia wtf are you doing

  8. Just for fun, imagine if everyone who ever existed, good or evil, did everything they did as a type of play. And when they all died, they all watch it in a movie theater, laughing or poking fun at all of the stuff everyone did.

    "Shit Pol Pot, you really let your country go, huh?"

    "Damn boy, if you think that's bad, you should've seen what that mofo Mao did"

    *Laughter ensues, the movie continues*

    1. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      At some point, I'd tear the screen down in anger. 

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      But that's my point, why would you? You're just an actor? The only thing that would get you mad, if anything, would be the dumb writing now and then. You die, come back and remember "Oh shit, it was all just a movie lol"

    3. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      If someone knew thet were't real, they'd waste no time killing themselves over and over again

  9. Imagine your entire life was spent being forced to learn puzzles, puzzles which you need to learn down to the letter,. You are required to be nearly perfect at every single aspect of them, yet you struggle constantly despite all of your best efforts while everyone else seems to have the answers presented in front of them like it's the easiest thing in the world. This is every day of my life. :)

    1. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      Typically I'm just full of self doubt through every step of my life. And I tend to take a perfectionist attitude with myself so I get how bad that can be.

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      Oh, indeed.

      And I have several more years to come, rising in difficulty bit by bit, shit by shit with every useless new puzzle I'm forced to learn and eventually forget to no consequence.

    3. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      I guess in an attempt to look at the silver lining, it keeps life interesting to some degree. Some of the best things to come out of people is usually when going up against a challenge after all.

      Anyway, take it easy man.

  10. McGroose

    Is Sonic still "cool"?

    No. Not at all. Ever since probably Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic's cool factor exponentially declined up until the point where calling Sonic cool anymore will get you either ridicule or an eye roll. I'm not entirely sure what the reason is, tbh. It happened well before Roger Craig Smith voiced Sonic, but I think Sonic probably lost the cool factor entirely when Shadow the Hedgehog came out and that game is the antithesis of cool. I'm leaning towards the voice acting playing the biggest role in all of this, combined with Sonic losing nearly all of his simplicity in favor of ridiculous stories. Classic Sonic is cool to me because he's not a try hard. He's a little cocky, but his actions show that rather than his annoying ass voice and idiotic puns. Classic Sonic was cool not because the games necessarily tried to portray him as cool, but because he rightfully earned the honor of being cool from the high quality of his games and media. Btw, Smith is still easily the worst voice actor Sonic has ever had. And I'm taking everyone into account, from the cartoons to those wacky ads from the 90s
  11. I still wish the story of Master Chief ended with Halo 3. That ending was perfect... his story was absolutely perfect. We could still have more Halo games, just not with the chief.

    I know there are books written about his story afterwards, but if it were up to me, that legendary ending would have just been the ship nearing a black hole.

  12. McGroose

    NikoS does wallpapers for fun [2018]

    Hoooooooooly fuck bro, these are actually pretty good! My favorite one is definitely March, but you have some pretty good shading and blending/merging work going on for most of these. May and June kind have some parts that pop out a little more compared to the other ones, but I do like those, too.
  13. "I thought teachers only went outside to smoke and cry!" - Bart Simpson, 2017.

    The show still has a few good moments, don't knock it out entirely. I got a good giggle out of that one.

  14. I love how GPU benchmark comparisons for budget or lower end cards are always done with a CPU that costs damn near 3X the amount of the actual GPU. Ya, that's a realistic expectation of people who buy this shit.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I think that’s done purely so that there’s little to no way for a cpu bottleneck to occur. Basically puts every metric squarely on the gpu because that’s the main point for that test. If they were comparing system builds then the pairing would probably need to be given more thought depending on who the target audience for the video is.

      Also, even then, cpu performance rarely even matters in most games if your not aiming for competitive level FPS in games (so anything over 144hz) or unless you’re literally scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of cpus.

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      You're definitely right about that, I just thought it was a little funny and ironic. Still, I laugh when I see someone pair a GT 1030 with a beefcake of a CPU lol

  15. To any history buffs, has there ever been a period in Colonial European or American history where different kingdoms or empires traded their territories or Colonies? Not fought one another over them, but simple for political or economic mutual benefit? Hypothetical E.G, Belgium gives France the Congo and France gives Belgium Algiers in return.

    1. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      It's not quite for mutual benefit, but it wasn't uncommon for nobles to bet portions of their land for gambling purposes. Games that noblemen would play wouldn't generally be of the dangerous sort-- usually it was cards-- so it wasn't really a fight. But nobles were obliged to give up their wager upon defeat, so it was a land exchange in a legal sense.

      But it resulted in several pants-on-head stupid borders that nevertheless persist into modern times. Here's a sidewalk marking one of many ridiculous borders between the Netherlands and Belgium.
      border-dutch-belgium.jpg

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