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  1. The best entertainment you can get for free is to visit TV Tropes pages of people who were accused of sexual crimes and watch the people who maintain the pages try to carry on as if things are business as usual on them.

    1. Soniman


      That's when you go into the YMMV section 

    2. Wraith


      they took down onision's page

    3. Miragnarok


      Especially cases where it's correct, like Harvey Weinstein, John Kricfalusi, Jared Fogle, etc.

  2. "It's very disrespectful that people keep requesting that Sega just port the Taxman versions instead of adding random stuff to this other unnecessary version."


    Never change Era.


    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Step 1. Take the most feature complete version of the games, built to run natively on a pretty much any piece of current hardware.

      Step 2 (optional). Add cool new features.

      Step 3. Release it on pretty much any piece of current hardware.

    2. Sean


      Sega is the dumbest company ever

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Maybe there's just something about the way the Taxman remakes were done that SEGA would rather have M2 make a definitive version as a port instead? 

      I dunno, just spitballing. I mean it's clear M2's stuff will become the definitive versions. 

    4. Thigolf


      Sonic 1 AGES wasn't the definitive version of S1 so why do you assume the AGES version of S2 will be

    5. TheOcelot


      Only releasing the SEGA Ages version on Switch (and not on PS4, Steam & Xbox1 consoles) is even dumber.

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      M2's versions are emulations, subject to many of the hardware limitations of the originals, including a locked 4:3 aspect ratio, slowdown and whatever other bugs they don't bother to fix. I can't look at any version of Sonic 2 that still has an entire row of bugged out pixels constantly along the bottom of the screen in Emerald Hill and call it "definitive". 

      EDIT: Oh wait, jokes on me right there because apparently M2 did fix that glitch specifically for the 3D version. I wonder how they did it though, and if the problem will crop up again for the AGES version. Not that there isn't a slew of other little bugs that should have been fixed over the past 25+ years.

    7. Sean


      Did they ever fix the spin dash not damaging enemies in Sonic 1 when you're charging it up

    8. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Nope. That's still in the Switch version 

    9. Sean
    10. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I don't want to infer that M2 are lazy, because they do some ports and emulations. The S1 spindash in particular though... They didn't implement it correctly to begin with and haven't gotten around to correcting.

    11. Sean


      They're probably also not going to put in Tails' Sonic 3 flight into Sonic 2 because of course they didn't in the 3DS version

    12. Tracker_TD


      M2's Sonic ports are bizarre weaknesses in their lineup, given usually they're the best of the best.

      Maybe it's because compared to some of the other games they do, there isn't as die-hard a community around those specific games in Japan, but it is puzzling - especially stuff like the Sonic 1 spindash bug, which I can't believe they didn't catch. Either way, I still go back to M2's version of 1 now purely on the basis of the Drop Dash, and I feel like having the Mega Play version on offer is nicely suited to handheld play given its shorter length. But I feel like the reason for M2's version is more consistency than anything, and I do wish they'd just release the TaxStealth versions somehow. 


    13. TheOcelot
    14. Tornado



      Oh wait, jokes on me right there because apparently M2 did fix that glitch specifically for the 3D version. I wonder how they did it though, and if the problem will crop up again for the AGES version.

      Sonic Team themselves fixed it with Sonic 2 and Knuckles, so M2 possibly just copied that.

    1. Supah Berry
    2. Milo
    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      He deserves that for not realising buying all those toys is no effort when you have magic/soldiers and you're on the king's tab. 

  3. Toy Story 4 is kinda... Not that good...




    1. Tornado


      Rebooting Bo into a particularly sassy Disney princess archetype even though she looks and acts completely different from before is particularly transparent hack writing.

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Do you mind if I do a Rex Dangervest hijack on this? Will do anyway soz. 

      I think it would have worked better if her character change has been more drastically influenced by her circumstances. Getting lost like that could definitely be something that forces a character through drastic changes, but Bo didn't seem like it bothered her that much since all she did was go "Ah well, gotta adapt" and went on with it with a completely different personality. Emmet's change was more drastic, effectively becoming his complete inverse, but it's made clear that his isolating experience traumatised him massively and his new personality is almost a response to the causes of that trauma. That combined with madness since he also had to deal with learning the reality of LEGO, something Bo doesn't have to do with the different rules Toy Story has in general.

    3. Jack at the Cinema

      Jack at the Cinema

      Bo sucked in previous movies, so I see this as an overall improvement.

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Its always with the opposite extremes with characterizing a woman these days. You go from a satellite damsel in distress to an ultra woke, independent and OP Mary Sue action girl.


      Middle ground is for chumps.


      (I'm making it clear that this doesn't reflect on my thoughts on Bo specifically)

    5. Wraith


      The reason Bo turned out the way she did was pretty believable imo. Of all the flaws of the movie that didn't stick out much.

    6. Enderwoman


      It is better than Toy Story 3.

    7. Stasis


      There's so much wrong with TS4 but Bo wasn't that much of an issue.

    8. Sean


      Bo didn't suck in the first two films she just needed more depth and more things to do. Turning her into an entirely different character wasn't the only solution.

    9. Soniman


      It's been like a decade, people change, I could believe it 

    10. Ryannumber1gamer


      I thought Bo was perfectly fine for the reasons others have mentioned. She was fairly eh in TS1 and 2, and with how long she'd been gone in TS4, especially having to live in the shop with Gabby running it, and her mentioning it being a bad place, it's not too hard to believe her personality ended up changing.

      My bigger problem with how badly they decided to dumb down Buzz. Not only does he end up leaving Woody to try save Forky again - the same dude who travelled miles in a city to save his best friend, loyal til the end for him - ended up being stupid enough to take "inner voice" literally, and got demoted to a fairly bit role in comparison to the other characters, and loses a good bit of the loyalty he once had to stick with Woody no matter what.

  4. "Pokémon Company International has decided to threaten legal action against people who were sold a game before street date, hoping to make themselves look even worse after lying to the public blew up in their face immediately before release."

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Wait, seriously? That’s incredibly heinous.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Noodle Panda You were just talking about sarcasm, and this is satire. "Hoping to make themselves look worse after lying to the public" isn't real.

      Legal action against leakers who are under NDA or whatever is justified. But if they're seriously going after the people who were sold copies of the games early as the rumours say, that's just unfair. In some ways I do think that it's kinda scummy of people to leak everything online just because they were lucky enough to get the game early. Really they're not doing anything legally wrong though.

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @Blue Blood of course I knew that part wasn’t real.

      The part that is real is still scummy if you read it as “they want to sue anybody who bought it before street date, whether they leaked anything or not”.

    4. Thigolf


      Lol Gamefreak

    5. Perkilator


      Well, I mean, it's not like getting it before street date is any better than hunting down anyone who did it (not that I'm defending the latter). It just gives people leeway to ruin not only the surprise for the people who wanna play it, but the secrets the devs wanted to keep until enough people played the game where it was safe to openly talk about them.

    6. Thigolf


      If the game stores put them out, people are free to buy them. Don't blame people for playing games that stores put on shelves because they can't read fucking release dates, lol.

      Also, if the games had actually a big amount of content or anything that would've made people super excited for the games and would incline more people to pick them up, they wouldn't need to hunt down anyone in the first place (need to with huge quotation marks, of course)

    7. Tornado


      the secrets the devs wanted to keep



    8. Kuzu


      Developers don't like having their shit leaked to the public. Regardless of how you feel about Game Freak, they're not unjustified in doing this.

    9. Thigolf


      Yes they are, go after the stores for all I care, the end user shouldn't be blamed, let alone fucking sued because they did a normal ass purchase.

      Cry me a river, literally millions of people still bought your game, it's getting good reviews, and Gamefreak throws a tantrum because a small percentage looked at it beforehand, boohoo.

    10. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @KuzuThey're pretty unjustified when it's innocent consumers. If the game is sold to you early, you're not breaking any laws or contracts. It's a dickish thing to leak out all the spoilers, but something I hope wouldn't stand up in a court of law. The fault  should be squarely on anyone selling the game before the street date.

    11. Tornado


      Developers don't like having their shit leaked to the public. Regardless of how you feel about Game Freak, they're not unjustified in doing this.

      It's okay. Game Freak made their money anyway. The checks they wrote won't bounce.

    12. Kuzu


      If they're not under any contracts, then yes, they are technically innocent and I don't think there's a case there. It really is on the stores for breaking the date.

    13. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Remember that time when Sonic 4 Episode 2 was accidentally released early and in beta form on Steam? It was only SSMB that banned the leaks; SEGA just held up their hands and were like "whoops our bad. But hey you bought it legally so have fun playing it and putting videos on YouTube and stuff".

      I can't believe the nerve of all those people who bought the game legitimately.

    14. Thigolf


      Maybe Gamefreak should use that time and energy to sue, I don't know, people who sent them death threats.

      Kinda seems more appropriate and urgent than suing some dudes who took their games off a shelf and onto a counter to pay for them

  5. When you realize that scans on a Sonic archiving site are ones you supplied them in like 2004.

  6. "Pokemon, gotta catch 'em all!*"

    - Pikachu, Detective Pikachu, 2019





    *Except in the Galar region

  7. It's a real shame that it takes nearly 30 minutes for Detective Pikachu to not feel like a random movie that incidentally happens to have Pokemon in it in place of real animals.

    1. Stasis


      The entire movie was boring. The Pokemon add nothing to the film and are just there. Even the Torterra scene which is one of the big action scenes of the movie gets glossed over and forgotten about. 

      To a casual movie goer, it's a movie about nothing.

  8. So if there's finally a Super V I guess it's worth getting now.




    After I get SamSho, though.

  9. 20191117204100_1.jpg


    I'm a simple man.

    With simple requirements for enjoyment.

  10. lol Era banning people for asking why it's okay to shit on Bethesda and Capcom but not Game Freak.

  11. "I wonder what's going on on Twitter"

    1. Strickerx5


      Famous quotes before disasters

    2. Soniman


      I think that's what Bush said after he read to that Kindergarten class 

  12. I didn't know Bloodstained had turned into a disaster in the Japanese market.

    1. Teoskaven
    2. Tornado
    3. Teoskaven


      Damn, what a shame. It seems every major Kickstarter videogame project has to be plagued by something one way or the other.


    1. Wraith


      me watching the community that championed banjo call Terry bogard a literally who niche pick

    2. Teoskaven


      >end of current year
      >having fun



    1. Supah Berry
    2. Teoskaven


      Oh noes, he dared making a joke about Valve's status as a game dev/publisher, how nefarious.


      Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with the userbase of Era.


    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I have no idea what that video is about.

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    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Guys, pls







  16. I still think it's pretty funny that Microsoft officially changed the GoW series to the mocking name it was given to make fun of the douchebro stereotype audience.

  17. I can't believe the Patriots went through all that trouble with him just to beat the Dolphins.

    1. Tornado


      Remember the day.

    2. Solister


      Ow yeah! That's how games must be done!

      Still actually not playing when it was released (I actually just played it for the first time near 2010), it's a masterpiece forgot by many, but not for me. The Complete Saga was better for including both I and II but this one certainly was the most remarkable.

      Hope Skywalker Saga delivers this old feeling.

    3. Jango


      Meanwhile I'm waiting for the Skywalker Saga to be released 

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