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  1. When your Mom sucks at naming her sons 


  2. The Marketing of TSR is truly fascinating.

    Throws out random song for random unrevealed track with a single screenshot

    Throws out the picture of the cast with no gameplay or screenshots featuring them ingame at all

    Throws out concept art of an unrevealed track with no gameplay or screenshots at all

    What are they planning? Are they still not able to show gameplay without it dropping frames? Are they planning a trailer where they reveal all that stuff at once (and show it for like...10 seconds each)?

    The ways they go to try to dripfeed info without showing anything remotely related to gameplay is a sight to behold.

    1. TCB


      It's not surprising given this is his sonic marketing has been going for like, what, six or seven years now 

    2. Thigolf


      Those had at least gameplay snippets in between instead of...nothing.

    3. Zaysho


      The marketing team knows exactly what kind of game Sega is releasing, of course they're going to avoid showing gameplay for as long as possible and hope people like the music.

    4. Tornado


      The game has looked like absolute dogshit from day one. The marketing team is the only one who does seem to understand this.

  3. Man, a deal that contained all the Mega Drive games on Steam (even the ones you can't buy anymore) I've been eyeing isn't available anymore, that sucks.

    1. Sean


      Do you happen to know which MD games are no longer available to purchase? I was eyeing the Ecco games because it's one of the only remaining ways to obtain them legally.

    2. Thigolf


      I've looked further into it and as far I can see, there don't see to be any missing (I haven't checked on them all), after all, it's just that not all of them are in the Mega Drive Bundle they have on Steam for whatever reason. The Toejam and Earl games or the Phantasy Star games you have to buy seperately, for example, and all the Sonic games are seperate, too.

      So yeah, false alarm. The MD Ecco games are also all still on there.

      Also, one of the Wonder Boy games is in the Bundle, but the other one isn't. This is really weird, lol

  4. Why is the Classic/Modern Timeline split even an issue when they throw Classic Sonic in every second game they do anyway

    1. Diogenes


      because it means modern sonic isn't going away any time soon

    2. do a barrel roll
    3. VEDJ-F


      Outside of classic Sonic, it has done some things that people have had...reactions to. Here's a non-comprehensive list.

      • Completely fucked the consistency between Generations and Forces. Even if you don't care all that much about 'continuity', Forces adheres to the split yet has the same classic Sonic as in Generations, which did not adhere to it. 
      • Screwed over the IDW comic at least twice. The Hooligans were namedropped in issue 3 but they can't appear. Ian also had plans for Mighty and Ray that had to be dumped once Mania Plus was announced. 
      • The Chaotix not being part of both like the other characters who debuted in the classic era and are still in the modern era (to be fair, that was a thing years and years before the split became this massive thing.
      • No matter how classic Sonic is treated, it will always be seen as being less main than modern Sonic by a good number of fans (a higher proportion of which being in the intended demographic), hence why fans are like "when will Mighty be in a modern game". 
  5. (tweet)

    C U T E

    1. Fusion-Ellipsis


      Now I wish she makes an appearance in the IDW verse

  6. Where do the Zeti cook their food?



    In a Za-wok

  7. I think I've read the name "Zavok" more often in the last 24 hours than in the 5 years he existed in before that

  8. This might probably excite some people here:


  9. Sometimes I wonder how many new fans the Sonic series is currently getting? How many kids pick up recent or semi-recent games like Forces or Lost World and become new fans?

    It's something I don't really have any perspective on, since I don't really interact with kids all that often, so I wonder. They seemed and seem more interested in Fortnite, Pokemon Go or Minecraft these days, I'm not sure if Sonic even comes up. But again, I basically have no experience.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I think that this is something that SEGA is acutely aware of, which is why  they wanted to launch Boom as a big new franchise and went other instalments are trying to capitalise in the nostalgia of the older market so much.

    2. Wraith


      Sonic pretty evidently has a smaller pull than he once did but the kids will always outnumber the adults imo.

    3. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      I still see kids with Sonic book bags at school, so I'd say he's decently popular with young kids.

      Most kids into fornite and stuff are pre teens 

    4. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      If my 3 year old nephew getting excited about seeing Sonic in Wreck it Ralph 2 is any indicator, small kids love him.

    5. Yeow


      kids are pretty much given to like sonic, considering the format of the games (colorful platformer with [talking] animals, especially since the original design is clearly modeled after characters like felix and mickey mouse). not really a surprise there IMO, especially with supplementary stuff like comics/tv shows/merch/etc. also aimed for them.

      the more interesting question to me is if nowadays he (still) has any demographic appeal beyond kids and his own fanbase; and if it's something sega wants to fix if that is no longer the case. sonic's audience mostly being children may be the result but it doesn't have to be the intention; i'd say the legacy of the original genesis games (and how mania was considered a legitimate GOTY contender in the year of it's release) certainly proves that.

  10. I love how in the ASRT games, Metal Sonic's vehicles had this awesome, unique, futuristic design

    And in TSR it's just like "It's Sonic's car BUT EEEEEVIL"


  11. Goddamn, I'm currently in a Tekken mood and giving the Tag Team Tournament 2 Soundtrack a listen and


    just.. GODDAMN.

    1. Wraith
    2. Thigolf


      That's freakin' awesome, too!

  12. The roster was kinda lost from the start when they announced the 15 character count. Put in all the big characters in and people will complain about a boring roster with no surprises, put a lot of bizarre characters in and people wonder where the fuck the core cast is. Now we basically have a mix of both, with people asking where characters like Cream or the Chaotix are, while simultaniously not being surprised with the rest of the cast bar the Chao and maybe Zavok. It's just a lose lose situation.

    1. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      So...basically the standard reactions to any Sonic game?

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      15 characters and 21 tracks is a pretty small game, even more so when the games main hook (teams) seems to make the entire project seem so much smaller in scope than both ASRT and the original ASR. I've got absolutely no idea why SEGA decided to boast about the fact that there were 15 characters. If the races each include 12 characters, then the majority of the cast will be present all the time. It's not impressive.

    3. Operationgamer17


      It feels like people care only about the roster size than the actual characters in the roster sometimes. 

    4. Thigolf


      I mean, the roster size is a deciding factor? Sonic as a franchise has a pretty sizable cast of characters that are beloved within the franchise, so if they have to be left out because the roster is locked to a certain size, the size played a part.

      If Sonic had only five to ten characters with a sizeable fanbase, a fifteen character roster would've been fine, but now, a bunch of characters that I'd consider pretty darn basic standard fair for the franchise just.. aren't there. And there was basically no room for the franchise to spread their wings a little bit and dig out some more obscure characters. The size just wasn't sufficient, and thus, the actual character line-up doesn't seem up to snuff.

  13. People are actually talking about Sonic stuff again

    What is this madness

  14. They should've had ALL THE ZETI

  15. Wait, hold on, I just realized, Metal has to talk, right? With the whole Team talking mechanic stuff?

    1. Diogenes
    2. Forte-Metallix


      At best, we'll get voiceless CPU text like in Rivals 2.

    3. Thigolf


      Morse Code HYPE

    4. Mr Loopone
    5. TheOcelot


      The best Sonic characters are the one's who don't talk.

    6. Thigolf


      Really though, the whole gameplay is about people shouting when they got spun out, when they have an item, when they want an item, when they have a Team Ultimate to activate... There SHOULD be someone yelling all that stuff when you're driving and can't focus on reading or are like 5 and can't read at all, right?

      Maybe Orbot und Cubot actually serve that role?

  16. Zavok? More like Za-WOKE! Am I right kids?

  17. I'm actually one of the few people who like Zavok, but I still feel like not having Orbot and Cubot when they'd make so much sense in this game is a missed opportunity.

    Maybe they just needed a Powercharacter?

    1. -dan-


      I'm not sure. I think minor tasks suit them better. Maybe Team Eggman needed to consist of threatening characters, they'd look more like a joke if the bots were in with them.

      Though I can't quite remember, I thought Eggman was a power type in the Riders series?

    2. Thigolf


      I think he was, actually. 

      I dunno, I just feel like a Racing game is one of the types of games where it's possible for them being playable, and they'd make so much sense in a Team based game - they ARE always hanging with Eggman, after all. It's just kinda weird, imo.

    3. -dan-


      Yeah, could've been fun to have them as secret characters. I'd just keep them out of actually taking part in the races for the story. Or maybe being filler, like those Egg Pawn. I wonder if Egg Pawn will still be in the final game?

  18. How does one get good at Tekken

    1. Tracker_TD


      Step 1: Pick Lucky Chloe cuz she's the best


  19. Fun Fact: The entire Mega Man series across all its incarnations has as many Million sellers as different versions of Street Fighter IV have Million sellers.

  20. (tweet)


    1. Forte-Metallix


      To quote SatAM Robotnik, "Dreams are meant to be...broken."

    2. Thigolf


      Oooh, so that's why Mighty No 9 turned out like it did!

  21. (tweet)

    Hah, this is great.

    1. Teoskaven


      That's actually a nice marketing choice. It's good publicity for Bamco and promotes the game in a good light. Reminds me of when Nintendo and Ubisoft sent a special copy of Mario + Rabbids to RabbidLuigi.
      Wish more companies did this.

    2. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Sure it is a marketing/publicity thing but a really good thing that this person finally got to play the game and the special edition too. Also references their meme as well so a bit of good hearted fun.

      Oh and if anyone doesn't get the reference: It was down to people wanting the extended PS3 version of the game to be released in English and Bandai's response was literally that.

  22. Is anyone else not a fan of the Ocean View remix? To me, it sounds like they just took the ASRT song, played it in the background and let Jun's guitar aggressively drown out almost all of it. All the other songs so far have been a lot more balanced, but in this one, I just feel like I'm being yelled at by a guitar. 

    1. SupahBerry


      Seems like one of those Sonic Runners situations where they just lazily slap a guitar over the original instrumental

      But at least then it was substituting the vocals, and wasn't as disruptive


    2. Heckboy



      I just feel like I'm being yelled at by a guitar. 

      maybe you hurt the guitar's feelings and it's just lashing out because it's not good at handling its emotions?

    3. Thigolf


      I'm sorry, Mr. or Ms. Guitar, I hope we can talk it out.


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