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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from Supah Berry in Mario Tennis Aces   
    We are getting FED.

    But this new opening cutscene seems to shed a different perspective on Wario and Waluigi's motives with the racquet.
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from Dee Dude in Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games   
    Honestly I have been waiting for a decade for characters outside of the girls to have outfits. Having everyone swim in just regular things (outside of Sonic,) while the female characters got new swimming outfits was so jarring. But this? Everyone gets a new full closet of athletic gear.

    Another thing? Maybe we can get custom outfits finally. They can also improve on the weaknesses of the previous games by offering more and newer Dream Events, co-op online play and more.

    (oh yeah and I am totally not here for Team Tricksters. Nope. Not at all. )
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from Jack out of the comics! in Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games   
    Honestly I have been waiting for a decade for characters outside of the girls to have outfits. Having everyone swim in just regular things (outside of Sonic,) while the female characters got new swimming outfits was so jarring. But this? Everyone gets a new full closet of athletic gear.

    Another thing? Maybe we can get custom outfits finally. They can also improve on the weaknesses of the previous games by offering more and newer Dream Events, co-op online play and more.

    (oh yeah and I am totally not here for Team Tricksters. Nope. Not at all. )
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games   
    Honestly I have been waiting for a decade for characters outside of the girls to have outfits. Having everyone swim in just regular things (outside of Sonic,) while the female characters got new swimming outfits was so jarring. But this? Everyone gets a new full closet of athletic gear.

    Another thing? Maybe we can get custom outfits finally. They can also improve on the weaknesses of the previous games by offering more and newer Dream Events, co-op online play and more.

    (oh yeah and I am totally not here for Team Tricksters. Nope. Not at all. )
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    SchemingMinor reacted to PublicEnemy1 in Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games   
    Y'know, if they even HAVE Dream Events this time around.

    I also just realized something.

    We're probably going to see characters like Wario, Waluigi, and Dr. Eggman in bathing suits.

    And it will be the sexiest thing known to mankind.
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Solister in SEGASonic Bros. finally got dumped! - And It's already playable on MAME   
    You probably already have heard the history of this game, so I don't know what say more. An article was just published on Sonic Stadium showing a gameplay of it.
    [links removed - please do not distribute dumped ROMs of games, even if they're just old prototypes at this point. Thanks!]
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Sonictrainer in Sonic Channel   
    Flying Egg Kick!
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    SchemingMinor reacted to SBR2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    https://mobile.twitter.com/IanFlynnBKC/status/1052703982358077440
    Ever wonder the effect of Pot on Sonic characters? No? Well here you go anyway. 
    Seriously this whole thread is amazing and I just had to share it.
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Blueknight V2.0 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Well that pretty much settles it, I guess it is going to be like Sonic X. I just hope they learned from the criticism that Sonic X got and increase the Sonic character focus. Of course as far as we know there's just Sonic and Eggman. Which I get why they'd want to start with them two, but at least have more than 2 Sonic characters (this can include Chaos and Metal Sonic as they don't need voices, but Metal and Choas 0 would probably need motion capture for their CG due to their size).
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Sonic has a streak of laziness when he has nothing to do and it sounds like they are pulling from different media forms for his characterization here. Sounds to me this might be in the vein with X Sonic more, the laid back guy who springs into action whenever anything is afoot.
    Makes me wonder what incarnation of Eggman they have in mind here.
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from kalion in How do you preceive Eggman as a character ? what the best and worst portrayals for him ?   
    Oh man, the character that I have routinely studied for character traits and have devoted the last two decades of my life to in that form. What makes THE definitive Eggman?
    Well, not Forces, that's for damn sure. Eggman may have been slowly crawling into insanity (as that is the only excuse I COULD take over that whole ending,)  but there he happens through the sheer force of lazy writing to betray a key trait of his persona and that was an old phrase he said "What good is to destroy the world if I have nothing to rule over?" In Forces he was bland, dull and lacked any of the charm and delight that he usually brings to a game - I would recommend if you want to know Eggman is to ignore mostly what Forces brought to the table (Eggman is not a creature of simplicity, of black and whites, he is as complex as his genius.)
    My advice about knowing if you have a well written Eggman is if he steals the show from the rest of the characters, even if the game or thing he is in happens to be subpar - he's always a shimmering keystone that holds up a wall.
    Ivo does differ from incarnation to incarnation with his temperament and goals, but there have been a few cut terms you can plaster on him to make sure that you have the proper skeleton of the good doctor: Arrogant, Egotistical, Scheming, Eccentric, Brilliant, Flamboyant, Ostentatious, Skillful, Mischievous, Childish. Chances are if you have these key amino acids in his genome your Eggman will turn out well developed, and from there you can build on that.
     

    Figure A: A grouping of schemers party hardy. Also this team is probably a reference to Trickster's bonus episode where Metal Sonic trains with Waluigi to get his traits. After all that games takes place before this one.
    If you WANT an excellent portrayal comparison to Eggman, I (and apparently Sega and Nintendo) have always compared and contrasted him to his Mushroom Kingdom doppelgangers of Wario and Waluigi in the Olympic series (Bowser may have the haughty arrogance and egotism down but he's been far too brutish and short tempered in contrast, and in most cases a little...slow.) Outside of the egotism, brash tomfoolery and attention hogging Wario seems to have a bit of Eggman's rare crude humor (farts, farts and ass smacking) and ambitious drive while Waluigi seems to wiggle in as Eggman's equal and occasional foil in the series (both have a penchant for mechanics, both are adverse to overcome obstacles and stubborn, and considered the brainy ones of their series. P.S. Waluigi is the only character to have a higher skillset than Eggman in the Olympic series BTW.) All three characters can be dastardly dangerous in their own right with that goofiness as a deceptive cover, something to let your guard down over; Eggman being a bit more of a historically darker villain in comparison to the anti-villains of the other two (though Waluigi has been suspect as having far more sinister motives from Wario time to time.)

    Seen above: Team Tricksters. No that is the legitimate title for them in this series. It seems Sega cannot decide between Shadow or Metal Sonic for this team as they always seem the odd man out.
    Outside of that series, Eggman may just be the skeleton of the mad scientist archetype with theatricality BUT he is far beyond that as well being perhaps one of the most relatable characters in the series due to his perseverance over adversity and grey morals. In some incarnations and I have noticed, he has this evil humanitarian streak as well like a eccentric, more goofy Lex Luthor. Eggman WANTS to uncover the answers of the mysteries of life and still has that drive influenced by his grandfather but instead of using that to benefit humanity 100% he selfishly utilizes most of it to his own goals, he wants to be rebellious but also establish an empire to produce order in his life (possibly the order that was missing from the government who gunned down his grandfather.) He wants to create a utopia of equality but only under his heel - Eggman is full of these little delicate grey morals, these contrasts that provide a blurry duality and that's why he is so damn good as a character when you get down to the underbelly. Yes he can be cruel, but he has limits to that nefariousness; Eggman is as in his own terms a very complicated man wrapped up in the threads of his own self-appointed loftiness of godhood.
    Poor attempts to characterize Robotnik as this fully iron fisted dictator do not tend to pay nary an attention to any of the positive quirks which make him more human, instead morphing him into something cold and foreboding as one of his many creations - that's what the polite eeriness of Eggman-Nega is for, hence the term Eggman NEGATIVE. The scary thing about him is not a lazy predictable monster of Grimdark like the gorilla Robotnik of SatAM, but the man who we can chug beers and play video games with; a person whom we can hold a mirror up to ourselves and want to relate to. A level of deception where it seems that this ingenious man tends to build buffoonish war machines into designs of adorable animals but somehow they work - on one hand we expect this pretty villainous package from him wrapped nicely in a bow relying too much on conditioning through tropes, but on the other we feel deceived that someone who has this delightful and humorous yet relatable nature could establish something so wicked.
    That is a good Robotnik; the man who makes us self-reflect in our own hidden darkness and question our motives. He is humanity and the human attempt to fly too close to the sun in entitlement, striving to be a god. When his wings melt, he gets burned but devises another plan to shoot to the stars again and again.
    If anything, Eggman perfects and represents the negative and positive aspects of the cunning ambition of the human spirit, humanity's aspirations and its delusions of loftiness.
     
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Sonic has a streak of laziness when he has nothing to do and it sounds like they are pulling from different media forms for his characterization here. Sounds to me this might be in the vein with X Sonic more, the laid back guy who springs into action whenever anything is afoot.
    Makes me wonder what incarnation of Eggman they have in mind here.
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from Alexios31 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Sonic has a streak of laziness when he has nothing to do and it sounds like they are pulling from different media forms for his characterization here. Sounds to me this might be in the vein with X Sonic more, the laid back guy who springs into action whenever anything is afoot.
    Makes me wonder what incarnation of Eggman they have in mind here.
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Balding Spider in How do you preceive Eggman as a character ? what the best and worst portrayals for him ?   
    Aside from the obvious (loud, haughty, arrogant, extravagant, short tempered) I've always seen Eggman as a character that despite Sonic defeating him, loves his job. He always struck me as that kind of character that boasts not only audibly but in his absurd creations. He's evil and he loves it.
    Nothing really sold this better than in the original boost trilogy. Either it being his hammy declarations at Eggmanland, or him schilling the intergalactic attractions of his interstellar amusement park.
    I'd say his worst is easily in Forces, as he didn't really do anything memorable. He wasn't particularly funny, and a lot of personality was stripped from his creations. I know you can say this about a lot of the cast/game but he just felt like he was there as an afterthought.
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    SchemingMinor reacted to horridus in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Penders is in no position to complain about about this, and frankly I have a very hard time believing he actually says the crap he says online to people in real life. 
    Let's recap Penders precise treatment of Flynn over the years. Penders has slammed Flynn for relying on characters he didn't made, but then gone around and slammed him for not using pre-existing characters more. He's repeatedly denigrated Flynn's run on the book while admitting he hasn't actually read any of it, while at the same time pointedly saying that if he were to ever return to the book he'd simply ignore everything and pick up where he left off. He constantly passively aggressively digs at Flynn on his twitter, often bringing him up out of the blue. When Archie lost the license, he could barely contain his glee at the fact that Flynn and all of Flynn's coworkers lost their jobs- while Flynn thanked his co-workers for their time together, all Penders could do was harp on them for not having a backup plan or some crap, in a rather staggering lack of empathy. Most damningly, he's even gone so far as to accuse Flynn of lifting ideas from him under the most flimsiest pretenses imaginable, and not once has he ever taken back or apologized for doing so. This man has consistently done nothing but spit bile towards Flynn, and while Flynn has consistently said all of zero about Penders as he tries to get on with his life. 
    And you know, let's talk about those 'professionals' Penders professes to have so much 'respect' for. Actually, that's a lie- Penders doesn't really have much respect for anyone else who worked on the comic save for those people willing to enable him. Back when Mobius 25YL was happening, Bollers opined that 25YL was not THE future, but rather A future and one of many. Penders disagreed tremendously with this, and when Bollers brought this opinion to his forums, Penders repeatedly deleted the threads that contained the information while angrily decrying Bollers, and even going so far as accusing the man of trying to undermine him. Likewise, he's wholly dismissed Angelo DeCesare's contributions to the book while trying to claim sole responsibility for the Bunnie/Antoine ship that got started under DeCesare, calling him a small timer and even baselessly calling his work 'Furry Archie' while admitting to having never read any of it. And then of course there's the fact that he happily trash talks Ben Hurst, a dead man with no ability whatsoever to defend himself or talk back. 
    Penders entitlement here in the face of everything last thing he's said and done is staggering, especially because if ANY person dared to treat him as he's treated others we would never hear the end of it. Flynn owes this man nothing- not courtesy, not politeness, and certainly not his attention. ESPECIALLY when, without getting into specifics, Penders own fanboys obnoxiously tag Flynn's name and Penders name in the same posts over and over and over again purely so they can either try and start something or just froth at the mouth over the fact that the franchise passed them by. 
    THis entire display is as pathetic as it is disgusting. 
     
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Sega DogTagz in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    you mean the only good writers this series has
    On this note, I do wonder how deep the V/O pool will be for this game. Each character will need specific quips for each of their rivals, and then probably a handful of generic ones on top of that. With the roster set to so few charaters, you could burn through that stock and start hearing repeats sooner than I would want...
     
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Badnik Mechanic in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    I'll be writing a very detailed impression for the game either Sunday or Monday similar to my Forces one from last year.
    What I will say though...
    The vast majority of us have greatly under-estimated this title and I include myself in that. But there's a good reason for it. 
    You know how in most of the official footage shown the racers barely do anything? And every racer acts the same?
    I don't know how they could show that when the racers in the demo I played are so much more aggressive and there are ways for people to play this game in a manner that can make this a really interesting racer.
    They've also badly communicated both through social media and even at conventions the different race types (This I'll go into more detail when not on mobile) and how you can play the race tactically and create really exciting scenarios.
    If the multiplayer takes off and we see dedicated teams of 3. We can REALLY see some truly cool and competitive things.
    Now the game is not perfect, and from what I've seen Transformed is still king, Im also very concerned about the single player experience.
    But in terms of current impressions. The marketing has not done a good job here at all.
    I even went up to one of the Sumo guys and begged him to get Sega to change how they're showing off the game.
     
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Sega DogTagz in Team Sonic Racing - Upcoming Sonic Racing Game   
    Tails Channel has a ton of footage of the TGS stream.
    Still looking through it myself, but there is some new stuff in there, including gameplay of the Rooftop Run level, which was press eyes only earlier.
     
     
    Also, the next racer has been confirmed
     
     
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Myst in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    They better not do a Sonic OVA thing where Eggman has the hots for Tika's character and wants to marry her.
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from Supah Berry in SegaSonic Bros. at California Extreme this weekend   
    I have been in this fandom for 20+ years and this came out of left field for me. Maybe I have been out of the loop, but I've never recalled discussion about this vaporware title for the past decade or so and then suddenly seeing this dropped on my Twitter dash was like finding a long lost Christmas present. I just cannot get over the quality of those Eggman sprites. He looks absolutely animated, and yet poor thing keeps getting shocked.
    I wonder if we will get any marketing information released about this title.
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Blueknight V2.0 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Now I know the film won't be based on Sonic Boom,but is it safe to assume that Eggman's design might look more similar to Boom Eggman as opposed to Sonic 2006. As Boom Eggman's design level of realism doesn't feel forced like it did in 2006.



    Now if I had to guess they probably would partially go with Modern's design. But more likely they could kind of combine certain elements from both Modern Eggman and Boom Eggman's designs to make it work in the film. It's more likely than just using the Modern design alone, it just wouldn't fit in with the rest of the film. Now since Sonic will look a little more realistic, well the same could apply to Eggman.
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Ok so this is my take in some bizarre meta commentary for Carrey being Robotnik. I am torn between knowing this will be a bizarre fever dream of a movie before it's released due on the details we have already. The other half of me is totally psyched for Carrey AS Robotnik because of how he played Riddler in Forever (and that total Batcave scene may be screaming Waluigi moment, but the overall sheer hamminess and flamboyancy of him in the rest of the movie is also pure Dr. Eggman.) My brain however just cannot move past that THE RIDDLER will be DR. EGGMAN. Riddler and Penguin were totally the two characters that leaded me into loving Robotnik as a character and there is this...strange phantasmagorical series to these events wherein how everything came ritualistically full circle like a cosmic joke I was onto since childhood. 
    Another detail to add onto this is HOW will they pull this off? Carrey has the physical profile fitting more of Waluigi than a Robotnik (which is why he got picked for Riddler - elongated chin, flexibility and wiriness mostly) and while we know a fat suit will be used, I am just wondering how they will use prosthetics to offset his long chin for this to make his face appear more squat?
     
    Aside from that in a sense, I hate that it will be live action but I am just stoked BEYOND curiosity.
     
     
    Now if they got Danny DeVito and Jim Carrey to play Wario and Waluigi in another live action Mario movie, my meta commentary will collapse on itself and I could die an amused person.
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    SchemingMinor reacted to Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    Today's featured fighter on the blog was Link. 
    Glad to see I called it, not only about him not being merely a ported up fighter Link, but all three Links being different,  despite haruby folk thinking they'd just be clones of one another. 
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    SchemingMinor got a reaction from SpongicX in Super Mario Party (Switch, Oct. 5, 2018)- "No more cars. We're going back to what works."   
    Actively excited for this game because it gets back to basics. Yes, I know the bar has been lowered but you have no idea how much I loved Mario Party for its pure strategy and ability to twist it into the Hunger Games of the Mushroom Kingdom. I have always wanted to play as Bowser since the first one and now that I have him I will get to enjoy 20+ years of longing. Still curious what the secret modes they have in store will be about in the future but I am wishing for more online modes.
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