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  1. I don't understand what this argument is supposed to be. It's like some warped, IP-holder friendly version of "So what it's a kids movie." The disingenuous part of the process is making a feature length movie if the extent that you do anything on screen is so you have a venue show off other things you want people to watch and have the entire movie be in service to that. Not even wanting you to buy toys or tie in products whatever, as was the case with the original Space Jam and countless 80s cartoons and etc, because at the very least then you need to make the thing you're putting in the movie appealing; but simply to subconsciously raise brand awareness for other things that you own that you want people to have interest in. It's like the movie equivalent of this: At no point in the creative process of this movie did it ever feel like there was an attempt to make a movie. Every creative decision and interview thereof justifying it that the movie gave up to its release was run through the Twitter focus groups; and I'm not even talking about it in the "woke pandering" or whatever sense. I'm strictly speaking in the Disney and Nintendo style "we'll do whatever we can to avoid doing anything that will hurt financial return" sense, where anything that could potentially lead to controversy is just removed and the person fired. Someone wrote an article on Twitter or whatever complaining about Pepe Le Pew, and the character was scrubbed from the movie entirely after already being in it just so people who go to see it don't remember *controversial anything* and link it the movie. That's cynicism, even ignoring the basic premise of the movie being that popular athlete (that happens to be LeBron James) needs to enter the Warner Brothers Intellectual Property Universe to save it from outside forces rather than LeBron James (specifically) needs to do something with the Looney Tunes in a Looney Tunes movie (which was a hurdle the first Space Jam at least made sure to clear, being both a movie specifically about Looney Tunes and specifically about Michael Jordan). No one ever went into Space Jam 2, a movie willed into existence by internet memes and LeBron's inferiority complex coming together to make a WB executive cream in his pants as a sequel to a spinoff of a shoe commercial, expecting that they would end up with Roger Rabbit. The first movie wasn't Roger Rabbit despite how smartass the writing in it was, and even Back in Action was quite a distance away from Roger Rabbit. But that also doesn't mean that Warner Brothers should be lauded when they deliberately shit out the 2021 version of that Charlie Sheen movie from fifteen years ago about products you buy at the grocery store just because they didn't dress it up as if it was Toy Story instead.
  2. God I should have actually looked at why Mineta was trending when I first saw it a couple hours ago. This is one of the funniest fucking things I've ever seen on Twitter.

    1. Kuzu


      Bro, I've been laughing for hours. 

    2. Wraith


      i had to stop reading because i was getting dizzy

    3. Dejimon11


      I had to stop paying attention to get some work done. But man I have never seen a melt down so bad

    4. Soniman


      A melt down over nothing like I don't think the gay community has anything to worry about because of how stupid and low that possibility is.

      That said it's fucking funny seeing people having actual panic attacks over this like it's real 

    5. Polkadi~☆


      oh my god, people are actually panicking over a weirdly worded dialog

    6. Ferno


      I'm this 👌 close to saying fuckit to attempting to organically catch up to MHA in the future and just spoil myself to whatever's currently happening whenever another meme meltdown about it happens on twitter

    7. Polkadi~☆


      read the manga (or watch the anime, but i wouldn't recommend that atm) at your own pace. you'll get to the weekly released chapters eventually.

    8. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon


      watch the anime, but i wouldn't recommend that atm


    9. Polkadi~☆


      The latest season decided to swap arcs around, and the results are questionable. Then add poor pacing on top of it (a movie tie-in filler episode, followed by a single episode to one 16 page chapter padded out with flashbacks).

    10. Ryannumber1gamer


      Polk has hit the nail on the head. In order to tie into the third MHA movie, which takes place during the Endeavour Agency arc, they swapped the placement of My Villain Academia and Endeavour Agency.

      This has lead to several major consequences of MVA being out and out spoiled, and My Villain Academia - a critical arc that shows us the villains' backstories and develops them further than ever before - running the risk of being rushed and thrown into the last few episodes of Season 5, instead of the shorter Endeavour Agency arc taking up those final episodes.

    11. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      plus the manga has better and cooler art on average, so it's more fun to read anyways

    12. Polkadi~☆


      i'm with the deleter here, horikoshi's art is godlike right now (including where the anime is currently adapting) and i don't know how the anime is going to keep up

    13. Ryannumber1gamer


      Ehh. I tend to agree that the manga has god-tier art, but there's a fair amount of times I feel like the anime surpasses it (Overhaul in particular, I could barely follow what was going on with the fights in half of that arc).

    14. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Fair dues to the previous arcs, but honestly, I don't see how the show is going to compare to the art and aesthetic currently going on. It's just so gritty and next level I kinda don't want to see it get washed out/toned down when animated 😩

    15. Ferno


      Saw the complaint about single chapter 16 page pacing for an episode, and as a One Piece fan I let out one of these: 


      we call that tuesday, heck, on average, a one piece ep covers half to 3 quarters of a chapter and the rest is usually filled with filler scenes and stuff to pad out the time

    16. Soniman


      Hori's art has always been a big inspiration for me so I'm really butt mad about the anime fucking up things 

    17. Ferno


      The anime was balls to the wall in the first 2/3 seasons or so but fell off, and I think its because some important staff left or something.

  3. I'm not going to lie. When all this ActiBlizzard stuff started blowing the fuck up (especially after Activision's atrocious initial handling of it), I had assumed that Bobby and his smelly underlings were all being GAMERS to everyone who worked there and that they were dragging Blizzard down with them.



    Not, uh... the opposite of that.

    1. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Oh god. What else has been revealed through that shitstorm?

    2. Dejimon11


      Yeah I honestly don’t know how to respond to any of this. Because it’s a lot of take in.

    3. Graystripe2000


      were all being GAMERS to everyone who worked there and that they were dragging Blizzard down with them” 

      Uhhhh... could you explain what you mean by that?

  4. Realistically with these specs this is Valve tossing a bomb into the market of people who like their Switch as a secondary gaming system but have grown sick of how hopelessly underpowered it has become in the past couple years. You aren't going to be playing Cyberpunk on it (so to some extent the storage space is rather immaterial), but the indie market that the Switch was basically given when Sony forced publishers to stop releasing games on the Vita? They're going to eat this up since they already probably have those games on PC. The homebrew scene who port RetroArch to everything who have had to put up with piss poor sparse official releases on Switch? They will flock to it as well. The people who may have a decade and a half rolling Steam library and this can probably play anything they might have bought up through the PS4/Xbone generation? They can get a handheld form factor without having to rebuy all of their games. With Valve's promise that it can have Windows put on it, it might legitimately eat into the 2 in 1 market as well. If they can keep the build quality up higher than the neverending disaster of the Switch's life as well I think it's considerably safer to say that they can put a dent in Switch sales and retention going forward than Kotaku or whatever claims. That isn't to say that I think Valve is going to sell 50 million of the things, but there is definitely enough of a market niche after Nintendo decided that announcing a new Switch model that doesn't do anything to address the problems with the Switch (for more money!) that I think it can have some legs underneath it.
  5. Honestly, I don't think there's any competition. There are scores of games that fully used and were designed around motion controls despite that making the games unplayable unplayable (a la Red Steel), countless waggle fests where the entire game was just minor variations of basic hand motions but the games were shovelware minigame collections/PS2 ports to start with so who cares, a few games that were built around them and were perhaps somewhat unintuitive/clunky but charming and make it work reasonably well and immersive (like the Wii version of The Godfather, or the No More Heroes games, or some of the sports games), and a small handful where it's absolutely an improvement over any other ways to play (Resi 4, Metroid Prime). The most offensive/gimmicky ones (and the ones that perfectly encapsulated why the "motion controls are the future of gaming" mocking condescension became so common so quickly) always were the ones that were entirely high quality exclusive Wii gaming experiences that were 100% built around using a normal control scheme, but then randomly and deliberately had some piece of shit unintuitive barely responsive waggle functionality mapped to one or two game actions that you had to do frequently and functionally ruined them for no reason. Both Mario Galaxy games. NSMB:W. The Zelda Wii games. DKC:R. Those were the games that made motion controls look terrible. Those were the ones that made it clear that motion controls and the system itself were just a fad. And Nintendo was usually the ones publishing them, and I'd argue Nintendo themselves were the ones who changed the narrative of the Wii into being an elaborate gimmick people lapped up for a few years, then went back to playing things on PS360.
  6. see?


    it's canon


    1. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Wrong hand poses though. 😜

  7. This is good, because Battle on the Edge had a much better beginner level than Power Edition, Chum's Gum > JC Eagle and I only knew of the buggy hacked version of the Hornet Classic in BotE that the Supermodel developers got running which apparently controlled like shit. Can you 4-1-4 in turns on it like you can in Power Edition or does it tell you to eat shit for trying to do so like the Daytona 2 cars do?
  8. I understand that the window for SCUD Race coming out to consoles disappeared the second it wasn't a launch title for the Dreamcast, but it's insane that Daytona 2 never got a home release of any kind; and I am all for the shit that Daytona 2001 got for not being a port of Daytona 2 even if it had played well (which it doesn't, since it doesn't even play as well as the Shutokou Battle games that Genki obviously used as the basis of it).
  9. lol Serebii going on a Twitter rampage regarding "See what those few months did people? Stop judging games based on early release trailers!!!!" when the bit of it shown off in the Switch OLED video looks nearly fucking identical to the thing that looked like shit in February. "Look they added 12 polygons to the trainer's backpack completely different graphical style PROOF."
  10. I think Unleashed is a good enough game aesthetically, and modern enough from a target development platform that's in the timezone of modern graphics, that it doesn't need to be dicked around and "remastered." Just port the fucking thing to modern consoles/PC and charge $15 for it or whatever. The 360 version that has already been tweaked somewhat to run on the Xbone should be reasonably straightforward to just port without trying to ruin the graphics by having some nobody studio change them away from the original artistic intent into what they think looks better in the 2020s. If Sega want to lie through their teeth and act like rereleasing a game using PC version graphic settings is enough to consider a game "remastered" like EA did with Hot Pursuit 3 a couple years ago, that's fine by me as long as they actually leave the game alone.
  11. It's Fortnite but the art style is even worse, it costs more and you don't even get a game to play.
  12. Colors is also the only Boost-era game that is exclusively trapped on an older generation console.
  13. Literally takes two seconds to take a screenshot of something. Windows key + Shift + S, Control + V. Also: They don't. Those words are completely slaven to marketing departments; used interchangeably by both the people making the games and the gaming public at large even when one blatantly would fit better than the other.
  14. It sounds like they are a standard B-team porting studio; like the ones who made all of the PS3 collections of PS2 games and who were called in the do mop up work a decade or so ago. If they keep getting work in that avenue instead of being relegated to a support studio it at least suggests that their efforts are "good enough," if nothing else. Sounds like Mass Effect LE was received well.
  15. You're trying very, desperately hard to gleam imagined meaning from one sentence in order to look right when it's already been explained to you. Yeah, we're already showing screenshots of how much worse the lighting looks in the thread about the game. Nice try, though! Man, even by your standards this is quite a sentence. lol I like how you think these words have established ironclad definitions in your rush to make up an argument to apply to a post that you misread and are looking increasingly fucking stupid trying to save face over having misread. And yet still no understanding of the words you posted yourself. I expected very little. They provided very little, for seemingly no reason since they were the ones who set up the announcements at the time they did. lol credible leaks Yes, fanstic. Something that wasn't known until well after the video was shown off (oh hey maybe they should have shown it off when they had something to show). Do you think that's a feather in your cap, or...? Bunch of screenshots in the thread about the game that show how much worse it looks. And I don't really care. You're not grasping a point about a game being emulated looking better than when they do a bad job remastering it when there's fucking screenshots posted comparing the two and an entire thread discussing it, why do you think I'd care to litigate the issues with EGS and its role in the PC game industry? Right. They wanted to show stuff that they had to clarify isn't what they are actually releasing hours later. It's almost as if I noted that they should have waited until they had more to show in my original post, which you still seemingly lack the comprehension to understand. Imagine being this mad because you were made to look like a fucking idiot on an Internet forum because you don't bother to read something before throwing a fit about it. I called you a piece of shit because you're a piece of shit. You, once again, saw a post saying something you didn't like without even actually comprehending what it said, then went on some humongous smartass tirade regurgitating stuff that isn't news to anybody posting without even stopping to realize that you eventually started making the same points as the post you went into a shitfit about in the first place. Learn to read before trying to use an internet forum.
  16. Piracy has always existed. Nothing he said had anything to do with piracy.
  17. "than running" in the context of that sentence would be a point of comparison to the trailer they showed and what I can do myself running the original game in an emulator. Perhaps you need me to write this phonetically for you? Use symbols, or sign language? It means if I booted up the game in Dolphin right now, set it to output at 1080p (or more!) and hacked it to run at 60fps, it would look better than the trailer they showed off; which wasn't out of line with what the thread sentiment already was and still is. It doesn't mean (in case that wasn't enough for you), that the game when it comes out is going to be riddled with performance problems or whatever dumbfuck imaginary meaning you took from the sentence I said and were trying to argue with. Yes, thank you for noting the same point I was making in my original post. I hope the real adventure in getting to there was the friends you made along the way. I shouldn't have to spell out your own posts for you, as the minimum age you have to be of 17 to legally have joined this forum when you did would suggest a literacy level consummate with understanding your own words at least, but I had to explain the concept of what "looks worse" meant above to you so let's go through it anyway: What exactly did I expect, pray tell? You seem to know, so tell the class. Was it more than an announcement trailer of a rom collection that they've already released countless times before, so poorly put together that it just confuses whether it will be ROMs on a disc or ports of the mobile remakes or new remakes (again) or deliberately shown off to be a slapdash effort of three widescreen remakes and an untouched ROM of Sonic 3 because that's what it will be? Was it more than an announcement of an HD port of a game that they managed to make look worse than aesthetically inferior to if I just emulated that game in HD, then locked it to a shitty platform on my system of choice? Was it more than a... 10 second Unreal animation showing a logo to say a new game exists? Was it more than a book? A commemorative coin? A Knuckles chain you can wear in the hood? Was it more than DLC for mobile games? Throw-ins for unrelated games that Sega published, one of which has already had such content before? Maybe I even expected a big nothingburger, and was primarily disappointed because that's what they did despite hyping it up; but I can't pretend to know as much about what I expected as YOU do. Perhaps the argument can be made that Sega was just showing this stuff too early, but holy shit, it's almost as if Sega was the one who told people to mark the date for this livestream event "announced two days ago, and a month before E3;" and not people who otherwise wouldn't have had anything to expect anyway when they only had shit Zippo made up to go off of and we were so close to two much more logical dates (E3 and the actual anniversary date) to actually make big announcements about Sonic and have things further along to show off. In fact, son of a bitch, that was even the point of what I was saying: But I mean, I get it. Reading comprehension is definitely hard to take the time to do when you're trying so hard to be so contrarian and too cool for school; but perhaps you should consider it in the future since writing out elaborate responses in advance to arguments people aren't actually making seems like a recurring problem with you.
  18. I didn't say how it runs. I said how it looks. Try harder next time. *makes jerkoff motion* I'm fascinated to know how you knew what I expected.
  19. That was a lot of hooplah for... *checks notes* A port of Colors that looks worse than running it in Dolphin and is moneyhatted to EGS, something they made look like another collection of ROMs and a big ass book. Don't understand why they did it now when they had basically nothing to show, but whatever.
  20. Fuck off Sega. I'll just play it in Dolphin if you're going to lock it to EGS.

  21. Because he's an asshole. Because he's an asshole who pretends he's a game journalist, but only posts this stuff to get attention and to get people to listen to him. He's been banned from Era, a known repository of assholes itself, at least twice for pulling the same act he pulled earlier in this thread; including in a thread where he posted an old promotional image for Mario Kart 8 that he thought was new and acted like was new and an insider hint for a Mario Kart announcement, then treated everyone in the thread like morons for believing in the thing he posted when other people told him it wasn't new. If he wants to act like that, he can post on his hard hitting takes like "Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics may or may not be canceled" on his shitty blog that Firefox flags as a phishing site.
  22. Well I guess that's one way to make sure Iizuka can't make any more Sonic games.
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