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McGroose

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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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    United States
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    That rock under Skyloft.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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
  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. "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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Ironic that in middle and high school I was always making fun of dreams of an absolution and thought the song was lame. Second half of college and I'm like this is such a good song. What happens 😂

  9. What sonic game, if any, do you consider the most fitting to be called Sonic Adventure 3?

    1. Chili Dawg
    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Free Riders

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Sonic Adventure 1

    4. Cayenne

      Cayenne

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      It's just missing the "3".😗

    5. Blue Blood
    6. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

    7. superman43

      superman43

      Heroes would be the choice because of the style being in-line with SA1 and SA2.

      06 would be the choice because of the gameplay, 3 stories (SA1 had 6 singular stories, SA2 had 2 "team" stories), 3 hedgehogs battling the final boss (SA1 - only Sonic, SA2 - Sonic and Shadow), 3 introduced entities (Solaris and his halves Iblis and Mephiles, SA1 had Chaos only, SA2 had Shadow and Biolizard) and many more that I can´t think of right now.

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

      2006 would be my first choice, though I could imagine Sonic Heroes if it was named like "Sonic Adventure 3: Heroes".  Would need that subtitle to just slightly shift it to one side as something different from the first two.

      In that world, I could see "Shadow the Hedgehog" having the subtitle "Sonic Adventure 4", and then 2006 being Sonic Adventure 5.

      Then Sonic Unleashed would be the fresh reboot because people would be saying "it's really time they put the Sonic Adventure series to bed it's gotten so bad".  (I think Sonic Unleashed is a better name than Sonic World Adventure - superspeeds/werehog is a more prominant gimmick than the narrative "world-travel" gimmick) so I wouldn't consider that the 6th title for it's Japanese title or anything).

    9. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Shadow the Hedgehog is SA3 ;)

      Well, ShTH was the closest thing to a sequel to SA2 due to finally explaining how Shadow survived...

    10. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      every sonic game is sonic adventure 3

      but '06 is even more sa3 than most

    11. superman43

      superman43

      Heroes = Sonic Trio Adventure
      ShTH = Shadow Adventure

      Sonic 06 = Sonic Adventure 3

  10. Bowsette is hot af so I support this meme

  11. That the many people who do know what they're doing are not in high enough positions to remind the few dumb-dumbs in command that they are clueless about good game design.
  12. I've come to the conclusion that I can only enjoy Modern 3D Sonic now if I'm high.

    That's not even me being insulting. I just don't get entertained by it most of the time but if I'm blazed playing the Unleashed Project I'll have the best time ever.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      “This game is only fun when I’m high”

      -segas new advertised review quote for the next modern game 

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      What do I have to take to make Forces seem fun?

    3. McGroose
  13. McGroose

    How would you fix Null Space in Forces?

    Just make it a cutscene, what would that have done to the dev team, added an extra two or three days of work? Make that cutscene involve a way to leave the area, and the second they leave it they are grinding a rail in Metropolis, the next stage begins.
  14. Eggmanland was just a normal themepark located in Australia

  15. I want Sega to outsource basically everything at this point.

    Just slap their name on it, good enough

    1. TCB

      TCB

      Except Yakuza that's good the way it is.

    2. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      @TCBWell, that and Valkyria Chronicles.

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Bowbowis Yeah, now Valkyria Chronicles is up there. Don't forget Valkyria Revolution happened not to long ago.

    4. TCB

      TCB

      From what I heard, the less talk about Yalkyria Revolution the better.

      Oh, as far as Shining goes, while not the traditionally turn based RPG of t's original number of games we got Resonance Refrain not to long ago. 

    5. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      I'd make an outsource Sonic joke...but....50/50 ish results from amazing to shit to inbetween.

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