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  1. It's funny, if you just pay attention to official western Sonic accounts, the last time we got TSR news was back in august when they dropped Team Vector.

  2. Sega Sales Data Stuff:


    1. JaidynReiman


      I'm guessing those numbers must include merchandise and not just games.

    2. Polkadi~♪


      I'm guessing the Megami Tensei series is everything under the label (Digital Devil, Devil Summoner, Strange Journey, Persona and so on), because there's no way the series would sell that much...

      Great to see the franchise is quite loved, though. Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, Digital Devil, they're all really REALLY good.


      @JaidynReiman "Cumulative unit sales / downloads," I'm willing to wager this is just the games.

    3. Teoskaven


      Persona seems to be definetly detatched by SMT.

    4. Polkadi~♪


      well now i'm confused, because i'd swear persona would have to be some kind of spin-off to SMT (and it still is), but it's become a whole other series of it's own

      it's kinda like the half-life franchise and portal as a spin-off series...

    5. Teoskaven


      Kinda. And considering for their own context Atlus is always considering Persona games starting for 3, they should rename them by now to clear confusion and avoid the everlasting questions about why 1 and 2 are always kept out of crossover or references.

    6. Polkadi~♪


      They still reference the first two games, even having references to them in Persona 5. They just aren't vital to the story at hand, because every game is self-contained.

      Crossovers, though... Can't answer that. It's in some freaky limbo state.

    7. Teoskaven



      Really beats me.
      -no, i will not stop using this image-

    8. DarkRula


      @Polkadi~♪ What do you think that last icon is, then? It's definitely a toy bear, meaning merch has to be included.

    9. JaidynReiman


      @Polkadi~♪ ""Cumulative unit sales / downloads," I'm willing to wager this is just the games."

      There's no way in hell Sonic the Hedgehog's lifetime sales are 800m+ when Mario is only 569m+. And if Nintendo's lifetime Mario sales were that high, don't you think they'd be personally highlighting it? The numbers just do not add up with known numbers available.



    10. Polkadi~♪


      Well, now that merchandise has been pointed out to be included in the total number, then probably yes, it includes merchandise.

    11. JaidynReiman


      All right. With merchandise it makes a lot more sense.

  3. (tweet)


    1. Solly


      First thought was game rentals but this is pretty weird either way.

    2. Teoskaven


      Not sure how everyone assumes it's traditional gambling due to the already present pachinko machines in Japan. I'm more inclined to think it's something NSFW.

    3. Thigoblin


      New Ghosts 'n Goblins but Arthur gets buttnaked this time

  4. Whatever happened to Lemmings?

    1. Failinhearts


      They fell off the face of the Earth. How else, honestly?

    2. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      The game or the animal?

      Both have jumped off cliffs never to be seen again. The game though I'm surprised that there isn't one on the PS4, for their VR, ported the Vita one or made a fresh one to mobile.

    3. TheOcelot


      OH NO *explodes*

    4. DarkRula
  5. Seeing how MM11 gives newcomers a nice way to get into the games thanks to the shop and its ways to make the game less punishing through upgrades, I'd love to see a new Ghosts 'n Goblins title that has a similar system to make the game less brutal.

  6. (tweet)

    1. Ferno
    2. Ernest-Panda


      This leak is so fake...

      ...there’s no way a Smash game would get anything lower than a 12+ rating.

    3. Strickerx5
    4. Fear-Metallix


      I hope the rumors of the Waluigi Cap are fake- That's a pitiful attempt at compromise after shunning the best playable candidate.

    5. SupahBerry



      T H I C C

  7. I wonder why they didn't just fill Cloud's stage in Smash 4 with music from other Square RPGs? Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest, Bravely Default, some more obscure series... Leaving it at two, non-remixed songs is so weird.

    1. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      They would have way more Final Fantasy tracks... If Nomura wasn't so stingy about other people using his work.

  8. -> Only a couple weeks left until Smash comes out

    -> 15 franchises haven't gotten Music previews on the site yet

    -> They choose to put out a second FE track


    1. SupahBerry


      animu swordsman bias strikes again!




  10. I really don't give a hoot about Transformers.

    ...but goddamn, and I mean, GODDAMN, Peter Cullen's Optimus Prime voice is the coolest fucking thing

    1. Failinhearts


      i mean

      you totally should get into transformers

      but ill let it slide since you complimented the greatest voice on the planet

    2. Thigoblin


      I actually wanted to start with the IDW Comic reboot that was supposed to start this September  - and then that got delayed to... sometime next year, so welp.

      I really wanna see Bumblebee, though.

    3. Failinhearts



      bumblebee looks great

  11. Square bitching about how DQ doesn't do well in the West only to not do anything about it and then bitch some more when it still isn't doing well is fascinating

    1. KHCast


      So I take it DQ ain’t probably the square rep lol

    2. Zaysho


      The only times I even remember DQ games getting any marketing push was DQ Monsters back during the Pokémon craze (and even then, it was something I only saw ads for in gaming magazines) and VIII when US Shonen Jump was actually good.

      I honestly wouldn't know about half of these titles if I didn't stumble across reviews/had some interest because of Toriyama's art.

    3. Ferno


      but dairy queen does really well over here

    4. Thigoblin


      @KHCast Or they'll use it to push its popularity over here :P

    5. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      I heard that if it wasn't for France and begging Square Enix, the two 3DS Dragon Quest games wouldn't have released outside of Japan at all. The Theatrhythm one wasn't released unlike the Final Fantasy ones and that would have been quicker to localise. Then again Square tries to distance away with the Enix stuff with the only Enix series going is Dragon Quest and even in its home in Japan isn't doing as well as it used to. Going from its GTA to something that still sells but not the top spot anymore.

      I think out of the entire series, only the first one was notable in the US but Final Fantasy beat it to the punch over there with declining sales due to a 3 year gap between Japan and US release of the first 4 games, VIII made a big fuss because it was done by Level 5 and was the first one to be released in Europe. IX got promoted quite well and honestly the only time anyone took notice. The rest weren't marketed, either at all like the recent game or barely marketed, by comparison a mainline Final Fantasy gives coverage and some to plenty of marketing. Oddly enough Dragon Quest Builders has done surprisingly okay, probably fans who want to play something similar with better graphics to Minecraft. 400,000+ copies outside of Japan isn't too bad though and is getting a sequel soon (this year in Japan, most likely next year for elsewhere).

      DQ wasn't, isn't and will never be a thing no matter what we are referring to. Outside of Japan and ice cream in the US of course.

    6. KHCast


      @ThigoblinThat honestly seems like kinda a waste for them to do when they could possibly already use a well known character from a popular franchise that’s successful in both japan and outside

    7. Zaysho


      Isn't that how Fire Emblem got more recognition though? I think it might be a harder sell as DLC, but imagine them using Bianca or Yangus as fighters, and having like Slime or a Sabercat as an AT. That'd be awesome.

    8. KHCast


      I’d imagine for 3rd parties, that’s more of a gamble though 

    9. Thigoblin


      I just want DQ stuff in Smash, maaaan

      And Square to not treat it like crap would be neat, too, but y'know... Square.

  12. Who's ready for Nicktoons Kart Racing this month?!?!?!?!?

  13. It would be kinda hilarious if the TSR Comic revealed a bunch of zones and/or the final character before Sega does.

    1. Teoskaven


      I remember when the SaASRT comic premiered, when Eggman showed up Tails casually said they had to send invitations to those who previously partecipated in the first racing game.
      Man, Tails, buddy, your mailing system sucked so much considering the gap in the roster.

    2. Fear-Metallix



      Ian clarified that not everyone from the first game chose to RSVP this time. And I doubt everyone who did participate was scheduled for that first race.

  14. Been playing Transformers Devastation again today and goddamn it's still sooo fuuuun

  15. Was 3D Blast's look/technical aspect impressive for its time/for the system it was on?

    1. JosepHenry


      I absolutely doubt that.

      1995 PlayStation and Saturn were released and in 1996 the N64 was released. Not forgetting that we had DKC which pulled the pre rendered thing really well in 1994.

    2. Yeow


      @JosepHenry Critics actually did praise 3D Blast's graphics at the time of release despite disapproving of the gameplay.

      The Genesis version is also notable for its pre-rendered FMV intro. Dated today and the Saturn FMV intro is naturally superior; but for a 16-bit game that was virtually unheard of at the time.

      Saturn version also got positive remarks for its graphics as well.

    3. Thigoblin


      I've just been wondering. 

      Like, taking Shantae, for example: That game came out in 2002. 3D Gaming on home consoles was in full force, on the 2D front, there have been absolutely gorgeous sprite games also on home consoles, and on the handheld front, the GBA has already been out for a year, so on all fronts, the graphics the Gameboy Color could pull off were pretty much obsolete.  But regardless of all this, when I look at Shantae and all the dynamic lighting stuff it pulled off, I'm honestly impressed, even 16 years later, and looking at reviews, it seems people thought the same, despite being, again, technically on old hardware by that point.

      But 3D Blast on the other hand, being in a similar position, doesn't look impressive at all to me, and I've been wondering if this is just my perception or something people shared at the time.

    4. E-122-Psi


      Since the whole polygon deal was still very early days, I remember playing 3D Blast on Megadrive when it was released and being pretty impressed by it. Yeah I would have preferred it without the flicky mechanics but I thought that was how '3D' was at the time.

    5. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Not really has the isometric platforming would have been seen as old hat, since they were mostly on the Spectrum  that kicked off over 10 years earlier and mostly in the UK and Spain too. The early Ultimate platformers, Head over Heels that was a big thing at the time, Batman that was one of the first Batman games period and was well received at the time. Then Rare evolved the idea with Snake, Rattle and Roll on the NES, later Mega Drive. SegaSonic the Hedgehog was a concidence since even I can't explain that. The only thing Sonic 3D has that the others don't (except Snake, Rattle and Roll and SegaSonic) is that it can scroll and quick to do so with Sonic related gimmicks that not even SegaSonic did. It was rather an evolution of an old idea rather than something impressive (also regarding Flicky collecting going back to a game as old as those) but then again being released in 1996, not many reviewers would have reviewed the game Saturn version aside. If anything, the game was praised for its thing outside of the actual game e.g. graphics, music, special stages.

      Sonic 3D Blast was actually one of the last mainstream isometric platformers before being mostly shoved away, usually if anything was isometric after that it was RPGs.


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