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  1. It's a shame SEGA won't make Sonic's 5-2005. Weird how they skipped to 2006 so early.

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Hilarious and original.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Really? I thought it was only the Sixth Sonic where they added the zero for added coolness, and only Sonic 5 was skipped.

      But I think that was done to combat Mario, who skipped from 4 (SMW), all the way to 64. And don't get me started with Mario Kart.

    3. Sean

      Sean

      It's called Sonic 2006 because you look at it and turn 2006 degrees and walk away

    4. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I can't believe I pulled out a calculator for that one

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I think you're forgetting that Sonic 3K was already released on the Mega Drive, so 2006 is technically going backwards to fill in the gaps they skipped

    6. Blue Blood
    7. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      We need a reboot

  2. For those interested, (such as myself, as NC is my state of residence) the Senate is going to vote on the veto override today. They've been dragging their feet on this for weeks, and whenever there are enough Democrats present to prevent an override, they delay it to the next day. The President pro tempore (Berger) has said that even if they can't secure the override, they'll adjourn normal session today and just rely on some 'mini' budgets they passed to get the non-Medicaid stuff taken care of. It's been a wild ride.
  3. The politics in my state of residence (NC) are so toxic it's just entertaining at this point. All of this because the GOP refuses to expand Medicaid or increase the education budget to an acceptable level.

    At least the gerrymandering issue was finally killed. NC's gonna be a bit bluer next election, I think.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Bluer as in left-leaning?

      Fine by me.

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I'm fine with it so long as the new members and speakers aren't conniving goblins. Working in the Assembly has taught me that the vote for a representative or a senator is far more important than the governor or mayor. When they don't uphold the rules, it doesn't matter what their opinion is. Nothing will get done.

    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      NC politics has been an eye opener for me.

  4. YOU KNOW ME THE FIGHTING FREAK KNUCKLES

    AND WE'RE AT PUMPKIN HILL

    YOU READY?

    https://www.sonicstadium.org/2019/10/sega-releases-pumpkin-hill-remix-on-youtube-by-tomoya-ohtani/

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Oh shit he made the song actually good this time around

    2. Your Vest Friend
    3. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I AIN'T GONNA LET IT GET TO ME

      I'M JUST GON' LET IT GET TO ME

      DOWN IN PUMPKIN HILL, I'VE GOTS TO SEARCH

      I KNOW THAT IT'S HERE

      I THINK?

      I THINK?

      I FEEL

      THE GREAT EMERALD'S POWER

      MAYBE?

  5. To be honest, I completely forgot he existed.
  6. ... It's... not a representation of it in any way shape or form. If anything, this would take place before Sonic 1.
  7. If true... can I get a source or quote on that? This is the first I've heard of it.
  8. Across all forms of media or universes, you have the usual robotic henchmen of Dr Eggman, along with the Hardboiled Heavies and Metal Sonic as semi-independent entities; then we have the "Hooligans" so called (Fang, Bark and Bean) and the Deadly Six (they still seem to be relevant despite like, only 5 people liking them, but they're here to say I guess). If you want to count the "friendly" rivals as potential antagonists, you've got the Babylon Rogues and Shadow. Other one-off villains in spin-offs include the Kukku Army and Wendy Witchcart. As far as extra-game canon, the IDW Comics have the previously mentioned Starline and Mimic, as well as Rough and Tumble. Before being wiped from existence (though there's potential for them to return), we've got some SatAM/Archie menaces like Ixis Naugus and Snively, and Underground had Sleet and Dingo (although they worked for Robotnik, you could rewrite them as independent rogues fairly easily). I guess the idea here is that SEGA has a lot of legacy characters to pull from if they wanted, but it's just as fun to think of some new ideas for characters, too. I like the idea of Eggman's more elite badnik militia becoming too smart for their own good and trying to take matters into their own hands, though the Heavies fit that bill pretty well already. But if we're going to be forced to work with a "two universes" constriction, you can do a similar thing with some E-Series robots for the "Modern" Universe; sort of like Omega, but more ambiguous in their alignment. The Black Arms were a thing for a bit, but they're dead. And they suck. I never played Chronicles, but I know there are some alien species involved that could be potential villains. (though they might not be usable as per Penders' Dark Brotherhood legal shenanigans) I'm also down for more 'Mobian' baddies that don't become Sonic's buddies at the end of a game's story arc. That's sort of the norm, so it'd be refreshing to see some characters that are just... jerks no matter what. The "Classic" Universe has the Hooligans to work with, for instance. The closest thing the Modern Universe has are the Babylon Rogues, but they aren't really relevant outside of the Riders spin-offs, and even then they're not really antagonists to Sonic and pals so much as friendly rivals these days. They could write a way to bring Infinite back into the mix, sans the Phantom Ruby nonsense. He'd be antagonistic to just about anyone: Sonic, Shadow etc for humiliating him, Eggman for using him, all that jazz. It could also be interesting to see if his "Jackal Squad" is still alive (I know there's controversy with what "destroyed" means, but let's assume they're alive) and how they'd get involved in the story. Plenty of opportunities to flesh out some newer faces in the series. But them's my thoughts.
  9. Imagine adverts and posters for Spiderman having pictures of Toby Maguire/Tom Holland in general high school fashion clothes instead of the Spiderman outfit. "Well, he's supposed to get the iconic costume eventually in the movie!" I don't buy that Sonic was going to get his traditional kicks in this film. They had the idea that a blue, eldritchain, body-horror alien was going to suffice. Why would they bother getting the shoes right?
  10. The rumored redesign I probably very real. The film won't be a total embarrassment to watch

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      A polished turd is still a turd.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Based on the blurry images so far, I actually like the design. Not "tolerate", but actually like it as much as a live action Sonic goes.

    3. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      It looks better. If I show the new design to my nephew he might actually realise it's Sonic this time ;)

    4. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      The phrase polished turd gives me wartime flashbacks to 2012

    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      The design will be better this time, yes. Maybe even in the territory of good in motion. But we all know that this still won't make the actual base movie good. I fear we might've only slapped a piece of duct tape over an issue that's at the base of this movie's inception.

      Like hear me out. What if they hadn't changed the design? The movie would've came out, been rightfully destroyed both commercially and definitely critically, a harsher lesson would've been made, and we might've even gotten a new "so trash it's fun to watch" thing out of it.

      Now I'm starting to see posts like "The Sonic movie is redeemed!" and some genuine excitement for it which, imo, isn't good because the movie itself still probably won't even reach mediocre levels. Now we'll just have a misguided group hyping it up for months.

      Plus, now if/when the movie fails, Paramount can say something along the lines of "You see?! These fans don't know what they want!"

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Exactly. It's almost as if fixing the design (which shouldn't have needed fixing in the first place) has given the movie free reign to a lot of people. I'm even seeing the sentiment that we should support the film simply because they fixed the design and that means it "deserves" our time.

    7. Ferno

      Ferno

      This also means we won't have a chance at getting a "Smurfs: the lost village" esque fully animated apology movie because the live action movie isn't gonna be quite as dumpster-fire-y as the two live action Smurfs movies anymore

  11. I think a lot of these inconsistencies in Eggman's portrayal can simply be chalked up to the fact that Sonic Team keeps changing its writing staff and probably has a very bare-bones lore book they follow. The general idea that Eggman is a conniving villain with a softer side or some sense of 'manners' is portrayed well enough in most iterations of the character, save for the Western interpretations where he's by and large a heartless monster (with AoStH being the goofier exception). I don't think Eggman needs a complex backstory to explain his villainous leanings, but it's definitely something that's fun to speculate about. I like to think he's simply a genius where, on a stat slider, most of the allotted points were placed towards scientific, robotic and militaristic sensibilities and there were very few left for social or moral sensibilities. He's definitely selfish, but he's under the impression that he's the best thing for the world and he can convince the rest of the world to follow his leadership, if only he could somehow get them to see the light. Either through negotiations... or through means of robotic mind control. But that's just me.
  12. Probably a reference to Shadow the Hedgehog's multiplayer mode: It's presumed that the orange-striped Shadow is an 'android' with the red-striped one being the original, so this is probably a two-birds-one-stone situation where they use that color scheme to help differentiate them from the original and to give a subtle nod to the game.
  13. It's because of the cartoons and comics. Before Sonic Adventure when the Japanese lore became the primary one, just about everyone had to fill in the blanks that the games left. In the cartoons, save for Snively and a few other oddballs in SatAM/Archie/AoStH, the main cast always consisted of animal creatures/Mobians or some other non-human entity. With the exception of the Sonic Jam cartoon (which I assume few people ever got to see), human characters were such a rarity in the West that it was just assumed that Dr Robotnik was the only one (or one of the very few), and it helped feed the environmental undertones with a "man vs nature" edge to it, so I don't think many people gave it much thought. Enter Sonic Adventure, where characters like Sonic and crew are suddenly a minority. Pair that with the confusing changes to "Eggman" and "Earth" and the introduction and codification of the Japanese continuity and Western fans begin to associate the "good ol' days" with the era when the villain was the pollution-loving Dr Robotnik and he was the lone human oppressing a bunch of innocent animals and Mobians. These days, you don't see that as a common complaint anymore. A lot of the early fans who liked that interpretation of the Sonic series have since moved on with their lives or congregate to more subtle corners of the Internet to petition for a third season of SatAM. As someone who grew up with Sonic since the beginning, I didn't mind those changes as much, but did find it strange and a little annoying that SEGA never bothered to flesh out the anthro animal races in favor of humans. Nowadays it's something that I still think they could do better with, and Sonic Forces was a step in the right direction, lazy designs aside. But it seems now that there are 'two worlds' with a human populated planet and a "Mobian" planet where the main cast swaps between depending on whatever setting suits the story best, which I personally think is confusing and unnecessary. It'd be nice if they spent some time explaining the interactions between humans and 'mobians' a bit better. Do they live on their own special continents or islands? Are they integrated with the humans? Or is it really just that there's an Earth and a Mobius with no crossover? At the very least they could bother to explain it better.
  14. Sonic is Chaotic Good
    Eggman is Lawful Evil

    discuss

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      Eggman is chaotic evil 

       

      GUN is lawful evil 

    2. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      big is lawful good

    3. Marcello

      Marcello

      Eggman's an egg.

  15. Yes, but that isn't the point of this thread. There's more than enough discussion going on about how Eggman isn't "menacing" or "evil" these days, as if the balloon-shaped Teddy Roosevelt caricature in the old days was such an amoral monster. I think threads like this offer a different perspective on Eggman as a fully developed character. Rather than just a malicious one-note villain, he has depth and some sort of moral code that he follows.
  16. So of all things that bothered me about realistic Sonic, the fur and quills weren't necessarily that high on the list. I mean... I agree that it's strange to see, but in a world where we are subjected to seeing every individual strand of hair on Mario's mustache or the individual stitches of the "M" on his hat, a more 'palpable' texture of spines or quills on Sonic is about on par with the needlessly detailed stitches on his gloves for me. I get why it can feel uncanny, though. Not gonna argue that it's objectively better. I just prefer it over... whatever texture it is that Modern Sonic actually has right now: If they make Movie Sonic's quills 'finer' and less chunky, more streamlined and smooth, I think it'd be alright. ... but. That's assuming we have to settle for more realistic Sonic designs moving forward. Cartoonier Sonic with more subtle texturing is still the best, in my book: [image source]
  17. proud of this one

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      it looks like eggman grew another face with a big nose on top of his head

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      They Pissed on His Wife...

       

      Now He's Pissed.

  18. Happy anni, TSS! Love the look, and looking forward to seeing what other cool things are coming for the big 20th!
  19. Loving the image banners being a part of the news headlines now
     

  20. Sonic Adventure, aka Jun Senoues leftovers from dinner (B)last night

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Sonic Adventure the true sequel to 3D Blast ;)

  21. I own or have owned at least 20 instances of this game, and I am starting a support group.
  22. Gazebo Boobowski deserves his own spin-off game series

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Personally, I've always wanted to see the Gazebo Boobowski cinematic universe

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I wanna see a continuity where Boobowski loses his mind and becomes Naugus.

      9-E76-B1-F8-249-D-4102-9713-46081-BA2-EF0-FE9-AB5-D-18-FA-4-FB6-9067-E0-CEAEC911
      The similarities are hard to ignore.

    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      *sudden realization*

    4. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      I just want more excuses to say boobowski

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