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    Tornado reacted to Candescence in Sonic the Hedgehog 4   
    Didn't it take an extraordinarilly long time to do that? It practically bombed when it was first released, while Secret Rings did tons better.

    Still, my point is, Sonic games sell tons more on Nintendo systems than other consoles.
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    Tornado reacted to Candescence in Sonic the Hedgehog 4   
    Maybe they'll put on Wii, so it'll actually sell?
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    Tornado got a reaction from ShadiWulf in Sonic the Hedgehog 4   
    Does *insert any 2D arcade game* look exactly the same on the Playstation as it did in the arcade? Street Fighter Alpha 2 got a SNES port (which in itself was an amazing technical achievement at the time), so how about that game?
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    Tornado got a reaction from psikeout in Did Sonic meet Amy or Tails first?   
    Seriously? I'll play that card you love the throw out so readily: if you really want to know, look it up yourself. It has probably been said a half-dozen times in this thread, which is quite ironic for someone who whines about people ignoring their explanations.


    Way to put words in my mouth. There are problems no matter where the game is placed, but there is nothing official to explain them completely (except for the absence of Tails in Sonic CD if before Sonic 2); nor is there anything official regarding where exactly the game takes place in the timeline.


    The funny thing is that you've been arguing against something that no one has actually said. You are playing Devil's Advocate for no real reason.


    There is an inherent absurdity in this paragraph. People have been giving reasoning, and you have been arguing with them to no end about it. So they are in fact doing what you ask, and then you call them out for it.


    And yet the only proof of that claim was a bunch of flimsy counter-arguments that were full of holes themselves.


    It has been explicitly mentioned by both me and Diogenes multiple times, and there is an easy suggestion that explains Amy's absence in Sonic 2/3 that is based on canonical events and characterization.
    And I already discussed the fallacy of those counter-arguments. You ignored me. Not my problem.


    I directly explained why that didn't mean anything in relation to this thread.


    You don't understand it because it has been explained to you many times, and you have ignored the explanations each and every time. It is your preference to stick it wherever you want, but whenever anyone explains why it might (emphasis on might) make more sense to place the game in a certain spot you stick your fingers in your ears and start shouting.
    For that reason, it is becoming increasingly obvious that you are posting in this thread just for the sake of arguing, so I'm not going to bother any more. That being said, by all means have fun offering up whatever "counter arguments" you like in response to this post.
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    Tornado got a reaction from psikeout in Did Sonic meet Amy or Tails first?   
    No it doesn't, because Tails not being in Sonic CD if it took place before Sonic CD has a canon explanation. Building on that, it makes much more (subjective) sense canonically for Amy to not be in Sonic 2/3 than it does for Tails to not be in CD. What I am not saying, and what you seem to think I am saying, is that either of these things constitute hard proof that the game takes place before Sonic 2. At most, they are merely allusions.


    That's exactly what Sonic CD suffers from, which is why what would otherwise be minor inconsistencies actually matter. When there is nothing else to go on, it makes sense to choose the explanation that causes the least problems. Based on the characterization of the characters and the story of Sonic 2, Sonic CD taking place before Sonic 2 causes the least problems. That does not mean that it definitely took place before Sonic 2. Hell, if I still considered Knuckles Chaotix canon, I personally would call it a 50/50 split.
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    Tornado got a reaction from psikeout in Did Sonic meet Amy or Tails first?   
    He's not ignoring the possibility. He's simply saying that it makes more sense for it to be the way he is suggesting.


    It is objectively inconvenient. The only subjective thing about it is how one would explain them without any Word of God to go by, and even then the subjective reasoning for the inconsistencies are based on facts purported throughout the rest of the series.
    Truth be told, Sonic CD has problems that would need to be explained no matter where it is placed in the timeline. But by and large, placing Sonic CD before Sonic 2 creates less of them in relation; and the actual story behind the development at least hints at the game's location in the timeline in relation to the others.
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    Tornado got a reaction from CtW in The sorry state of Windows 7 gaming.   
    I'm personally surprised GFW Live wasn't mercy-killed years ago. No one saw much point in it upon announcement, and after Microsoft spent millions of dollars pushing it no one sees much point in it now.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Remy in Official Anime/Manga Thread   
    I would like it much more if the rare bouts of characterization weren't just Orihime Agnst.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Remy in Official Anime/Manga Thread   
    I dunno about that. After the RAGE subsided, I began having a good laugh at the movie's expense.




    I've been going through Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit again. Since its no longer run alongside Code Geass, I'm thinking it will get my attention much better than the first run it had. Which is good, because the show is very good in its own way. Gives off a lot of "GitS... in Historic Japan!" vibes, which are exacerbated by being done by Production I.G.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Crystal Kingfisher in Official Anime/Manga Thread   
    I dunno about that. After the RAGE subsided, I began having a good laugh at the movie's expense.




    I've been going through Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit again. Since its no longer run alongside Code Geass, I'm thinking it will get my attention much better than the first run it had. Which is good, because the show is very good in its own way. Gives off a lot of "GitS... in Historic Japan!" vibes, which are exacerbated by being done by Production I.G.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Burns in Future of Marine the Raccoon   
    Amy has been much better as of late. And Big is made of glorious win.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Tombi in Future of Marine the Raccoon   
    Amy has been much better as of late. And Big is made of glorious win.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Burns in Future of Marine the Raccoon   
    I not only hope that she never comes back, but also that the person who thought she would be a great addition to the cast of Rush Adventure was fired.
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    Tornado got a reaction from eXtaticus in Future of Marine the Raccoon   
    I not only hope that she never comes back, but also that the person who thought she would be a great addition to the cast of Rush Adventure was fired.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Nemain in 'Wii 2' specs leaked?   
    First, lets apply the salt grain:

    Nope. Nintendo would have no reason to do this because they have never used licenced media before, having specifically gone out of their way with the Gamecube optical disc so they wouldn't have to pay licencing fees. They were too stingy to even allow the use of MP3s on the DSi or DVDs on the Wii for crying out loud.


    Way too soon. I could go on about how hardcore gamers would probably tell Nintendo just to fuck off and buy a PS360, but Nintendo doesn't care about that and that argument is overplayed so much these days that what little meaning it originally had is long gone. However, what Nintendo does care about is their huge audience of "casuals," which would not come back after another Wii so soon after the original launched. Also, this is the same system that is still in short supply despite it costing probably 4 times what it costs to make, so it isn't like Nintendo are in much of a hurry to come out with a replacement when the profit margins are so big.


    This is Nintendo. The same company who, in this generation, sold a feature-stripped Nintendo DS for more than the normal DS was at the time. The same company who said point blank that they were not going to include Motion + (read, the item that actually makes the Wii work worth a damn) as a pack in. The same company who threatened to raise the price of the Wii in Britain less than 6 months ago.





    Now lets get to the other stuff:

    The only reason that New Play Control didn't get more flak than it already did was because Nintendo was at least able to pretend that some of the games ported controlled better with the Wiimote (and some actually did, to be fair). Quite frankly, the idea you just presented is terrible.


    So what you are saying is that you don't want Sony to have the chance to profit off of the idea that they lost billions of dollars as well as this entire console generation trying to get to succeed. BTW, Sony isn't the only one who makes money off of Blu Ray. They were just one of the 9 companies who came up with it, and the only notable thing about Sony in that regard is that they put the most on the line for it to succeed.


    Not really. The only difference is that BD was decided by a format war, and DVD wasn't.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Indigo Rush in Sonic the Hedgehog 4   
    I'm going to keep this discussion going, because there are few things I like doing more in the Sonic community than pissing on the ashes of Sonic Advance 3.

    There is a lot more emphasis on platforming than speed because the awful level design punishes speed soon after it allows it. As far as how the game wants to be played, however (physics engine, control input delays, the ghost characters, etc.), everything is pure Advance 2.


    Again, this is just bad level design. I agree that it does share that particular bit of nastiness with Sonic Heroes, but the bits in between the broken bridges are far closer to Advance 2 than Advance.


    Boss fights, I can understand. But special stages are irrelevant. I don't think anyone would say Sonic 3D Blast was closer to Sonic 2 than Sonic 1 was, for example (yes, I know I'm ignoring surrounding circumstances, but my point is that special stages are practically interchangeable with each game in the series).


    This is iffy. It has better theoretical exploration merit than Advance 2, but in practice the awful level design and unsuitable game engine don't really make it pan out that much better. While the game isn't quite of the same mold as Advance 2's "Choose a path at the start of the level and you are stuck with it to the end with no backtracking allowed," it isn't anywhere near the free form levels Advance 1 had. And the "no backtracking" rule is even worse in Advance 3 than it was in Advance 2 because of all of the broken bridges.
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    Tornado got a reaction from mikeblastdude in Sonic the Hedgehog 4   
    I'm going to keep this discussion going, because there are few things I like doing more in the Sonic community than pissing on the ashes of Sonic Advance 3.

    There is a lot more emphasis on platforming than speed because the awful level design punishes speed soon after it allows it. As far as how the game wants to be played, however (physics engine, control input delays, the ghost characters, etc.), everything is pure Advance 2.


    Again, this is just bad level design. I agree that it does share that particular bit of nastiness with Sonic Heroes, but the bits in between the broken bridges are far closer to Advance 2 than Advance.


    Boss fights, I can understand. But special stages are irrelevant. I don't think anyone would say Sonic 3D Blast was closer to Sonic 2 than Sonic 1 was, for example (yes, I know I'm ignoring surrounding circumstances, but my point is that special stages are practically interchangeable with each game in the series).


    This is iffy. It has better theoretical exploration merit than Advance 2, but in practice the awful level design and unsuitable game engine don't really make it pan out that much better. While the game isn't quite of the same mold as Advance 2's "Choose a path at the start of the level and you are stuck with it to the end with no backtracking allowed," it isn't anywhere near the free form levels Advance 1 had. And the "no backtracking" rule is even worse in Advance 3 than it was in Advance 2 because of all of the broken bridges.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Dr. Good Girl in 'Wii 2' specs leaked?   
    First, lets apply the salt grain:

    Nope. Nintendo would have no reason to do this because they have never used licenced media before, having specifically gone out of their way with the Gamecube optical disc so they wouldn't have to pay licencing fees. They were too stingy to even allow the use of MP3s on the DSi or DVDs on the Wii for crying out loud.


    Way too soon. I could go on about how hardcore gamers would probably tell Nintendo just to fuck off and buy a PS360, but Nintendo doesn't care about that and that argument is overplayed so much these days that what little meaning it originally had is long gone. However, what Nintendo does care about is their huge audience of "casuals," which would not come back after another Wii so soon after the original launched. Also, this is the same system that is still in short supply despite it costing probably 4 times what it costs to make, so it isn't like Nintendo are in much of a hurry to come out with a replacement when the profit margins are so big.


    This is Nintendo. The same company who, in this generation, sold a feature-stripped Nintendo DS for more than the normal DS was at the time. The same company who said point blank that they were not going to include Motion + (read, the item that actually makes the Wii work worth a damn) as a pack in. The same company who threatened to raise the price of the Wii in Britain less than 6 months ago.





    Now lets get to the other stuff:

    The only reason that New Play Control didn't get more flak than it already did was because Nintendo was at least able to pretend that some of the games ported controlled better with the Wiimote (and some actually did, to be fair). Quite frankly, the idea you just presented is terrible.


    So what you are saying is that you don't want Sony to have the chance to profit off of the idea that they lost billions of dollars as well as this entire console generation trying to get to succeed. BTW, Sony isn't the only one who makes money off of Blu Ray. They were just one of the 9 companies who came up with it, and the only notable thing about Sony in that regard is that they put the most on the line for it to succeed.


    Not really. The only difference is that BD was decided by a format war, and DVD wasn't.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Thirsty Pocket in Sonic the Hedgehog 4   
    360 D-Pad is complete shit, and some people have problems with the location of the D-Pad on the PS3.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Thirsty Pocket in New Super Mario Bros. Wii   
    I'm gonna chime in here once again (so let out your collective groans now):

    Because the entire concept of the game, from announcement to recent interviews over content, has absolutely smacked of laziness and half-assedry (subjective, of course). It isn't a single missed opportunity. It is a plethora of little (and admittedly minor, mostly) things that would easily be correctable (for the most part) and that, when Nintendo is questioned about them, seems to essentially elicit a reaction (or at least a perceived one) of "we couldn't be bothered to do any better than this;" which is a terrible attitude to give off for a series such as this.

    Speaking as someone who has little interest in the game in the first place largely for an entirely different reason (I didn't really like the original game that much, and none of the differences in this one seem like they would cause me to change my mind about it), that is the general idea that I seem to be getting from the reaction to the game, and it isn't one that I can entirely disagree with. Granted, how much of that reaction is overblown is up to debate; but writing it off as "People who have these niggling problems with this game are spoiled" is a crass reaction.






    Because Luigi is awesome.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Tailer in Sonic the Hedgehog 4   
    360 D-Pad is complete shit, and some people have problems with the location of the D-Pad on the PS3.
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    Tornado reacted to Chris in Apple trying to steal Windows 7 launch Hype   
    I wasn't making ridiculous claims regarding Snow Leopard's stability. I never once claimed to have used a Mac extensively or enough to have truly experienced what it has to offer. I was making reference to the news articles that you had posted, which provided me with what you claimed to be facts regarding Snow Leopard's performance when placed against Windows 7.


    You're missing my point. If one could install both Windows 7 (32bit with the fact that Boot Camp doesn't support 64bit Windows favorably) and Snow Leopard on the same hardware (meaning same components) and tested both, you'd see that if Windows was experiencing errors due to a hardware related issue then under pressure Snow Leopard would experience the same problem. That was my statement, that neither operating system is more solid than the other UNDER THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES.


    Gladly. Shall I also provide you with a written document detailing all of my daily chores and my schedule? Geez.


    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black @ 3.4GHZ, 1.4V (overclocked from 2.8GHZ, 1.3V);
    8GB Corsair DDR2 800MHZ (4 sticks, 2GB each);
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P Motherboard, AM3 Socket;
    eVGA GeForce GTX260 216 (55nm process);
    Dual Seagate 640GB hdds;
    Coolermaster Mid-Range gaming case with SUPERB air circulation (a perk of being a mechanical engineer with knowledge of CFM);


    Is that good enough for you? Oh, here's some screenshots of my CPU-Z, AMD OverDrive, and Windows Experience Index:


    (Displays 1.3V, but since AMD Cool n' Quiet uses a variable voltage system it's actually using 1.39V right now)





    I utilize this system for the following:


    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (previously Windows Vista x64);
    AutoCAD 2009 x64;
    Adobe Photoshop CS4 x64;
    Microsoft Office 2007;
    Firefox;
    Thunderbird;
    Skype;
    Windows Live Messenger;
    Steam;
    Team Fortress 2;
    Left 4 Dead;
    Ventrilo x64;


    .. And so on.


    Why is it every time I get involved in a debate on these forums I get at least one person accuse me of trolling? Fuck, I guess administrators just aren't supposed to enjoy the forums they contribute to.


    I have an OSX rig? News to me!

    What I was stating was that I've yet to experience a Vista or 7 related error above and beyond the traditional hardware support related issues. A computer technologist as yourself should be well aware that Windows is designed to run with support for a MUCH wider range of hardware than Apple designs their Macs, and as such it will have a higher chance of crashing due to support or lack thereof. If a version of OSX was unable to utilize it's hardware on the level of Windows if not better then I'd be very dissappointed in Apple's coding team.

    If you're working with a very small set of hardware then you will learn it's limitations and be able to code it accordingly to utilize it's strengths. Microsoft's coding team designed Windows Vista with gaming hardware in mind and Windows 7 with netbooks in mind. Vista was aimed directly at newer hardware, while 7 was aimed at the Intel Atom series with Intel GMA's. I was incredibly surprised to boot my netbook to find out that Aero was being emulated on my GMA despite the fact the chip isn't capable of diddly.


    Oh, baby needs her bottle. I'm being torn up for my second small post in this topic, despite the fact I was being much more accepting of Apple's initatives than any other topic like this in the past. (:

    I am not a fan of Apple. I never have been, and I doubt I ever will be. I prefer my PC's and I avoid the iPod series like the plague because I dislike iTunes. Although the fact remains that I am looking at this in a lighter heart than I ever have because Apple does indeed make reliable hardware with low maintenance, which allows some of the people I hold dearest whom I cannot directly aid with any computer related issues to do their work without worrying about having their registry or boot orders become corrupted due to external hardware support.

    Do you see what I'm getting at here, Foxy? Call me a troll if you'd like, but you're only deluding yourself. If I truly allowed myself to be bothered by such petty comments as what you're making then I'd be a blabbering mental patient by now. Grow up for gods sake.


    I'd much rather have to reformat once every six months for optimal performance than have to visit the Apple store for every little issue.
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    Tornado reacted to DarkOverord in Apple trying to steal Windows 7 launch Hype   
    Just because I like the shininess doesn't mean it was my main reason for upgrading my laptop. And yes there's extra steps. But you know why, because that's the most you can really do to impliment "security" besides patches for the stupid people. And don't start with secureness again, it's been pointed out how easy it is to fuck up a mac.

    Last I checked Macs and Linux still use the same underpinnings as ages ago "Baw new kernel". Well here's the thing. Windows 7's underpinning isn't Windows 95 but WindowsNT. And yes there is a difference, 95, 98, and Me were not based on NT.


    Little? Well if we go back to your example, Windows 95, seen as that's the same "underpinnings" hmm? There's been vast changes, from Vista? Not really no, as said earlier, it was just a massive fix to Vista. And Baw open-source. In fairness I don't give a shit about open-source, just because Apple are more "open" doesn't mean they're any better than MS. Allowing Open-source just lets a company look good, that's it. Sides, last I checked youcan do open-source on Windows. All you do is right a program and leave it in public domain, isn't that what Firefox is? *Shrugs*


    That's bizarre. No really, not having a dig at you here or anything. From a standpoint of a out of date system (And I mean, out of date, most computers aren't even sold with 1GB of RAM anymore), the only "lock-up" I've encountered was Windows Live Messenger, and we all know how bitchy that particular program is *rolls eyes* And I've been pushing it to the limits of it's RAM, and I've yet to actually experence more than one program not responding.


    Smart people also know which system is better for them in the long run. Windows may be "shit" compared to Macs, but it all depends on standpoint. Macs can run better, so what? Unless you're making some extremely precise measurements over a extremely-short time, I somehow doubt the small fractions of difference that 7 and SL have will make much of a difference if you want to type up a document.


    *cough*bugthatwipesyourprimaryaccount*cough*


    Yes there's a smaller percentage on SL's side, or is there? Hmm. Technically you'd have a smaller number on the 7 side due to the fact it's More/A lot more against Not much/Not much more. That kind of ratio is a bit, biased against macs in some cases.


    Inefficiency or not, MS' higgledly piggledly Registry doesn't have that huge of an effect, okay sure. There's som slowdown as time goes by. But last I checked, that happens to both Macs and Linux too. Not denying MS has a crap registry, it really does, but don't act like it's MS exclusive.
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    Tornado got a reaction from Chris in Apple trying to steal Windows 7 launch Hype   
    Surprise surprise, its perfectly acceptable for the Mac fan to say Windows is a shoddy unstable piece of shit based on biased anecdotes, but if anyone dares challenge that notion they are trolling.


    By the way, he wasn't saying this:

    The consequence you construed from his statement is entirely a product of your own mind.
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    Tornado got a reaction from SuperLink in New Super Mario Bros. Wii   
    I'm gonna chime in here once again (so let out your collective groans now):

    Because the entire concept of the game, from announcement to recent interviews over content, has absolutely smacked of laziness and half-assedry (subjective, of course). It isn't a single missed opportunity. It is a plethora of little (and admittedly minor, mostly) things that would easily be correctable (for the most part) and that, when Nintendo is questioned about them, seems to essentially elicit a reaction (or at least a perceived one) of "we couldn't be bothered to do any better than this;" which is a terrible attitude to give off for a series such as this.

    Speaking as someone who has little interest in the game in the first place largely for an entirely different reason (I didn't really like the original game that much, and none of the differences in this one seem like they would cause me to change my mind about it), that is the general idea that I seem to be getting from the reaction to the game, and it isn't one that I can entirely disagree with. Granted, how much of that reaction is overblown is up to debate; but writing it off as "People who have these niggling problems with this game are spoiled" is a crass reaction.






    Because Luigi is awesome.
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