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  1. Welp, got bored of games I was playing what do i do

    *pops on my wii and plays Mario Galaxy 2*

    I dont know why this isn't the only game i play, it has all i need

    1. DryLagoon


      Me when playing SA2


    1. PublicEnemy1


      Sega, what the FUCK were you thinking?

    2. JosepHenry


      this is the worst thing sega has ever done.

      how did that thought process was considered acceptable.

    3. Thigolf


       this is the worst thing sega has ever done.

      I can think of a couple worse things, mainly 'We're gonna ruin ourselves and drive us out of the consolemarket' related

      ...but it is pretty damn stupid

    4. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Literally WHAT would be the POINT of that ARRRRGGHGHGHG

    5. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      The more I hear about this the more I think this-


  3. 4 games in each version 50 dollars this is actually the worst thing sega has ever done I AM FUCKING HORRIFIED THIS IS BEYOND HORRIBLE

    1. PublicEnemy1


      Oh god, that is bad.

      Edit: I take it back: that's disgusting.

    2. Sean
    3. Dejimon11


      There's the SEGA we know and love 

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Yeah game count was the driving factor of if I'd buy one or not and I expected it to disappoint me, though this is even worse than I actually expected tbh

    5. Zaysho


      I thought the form factor was a joke, but I wasn't prepared for the actual punchline with them making four different versions with four different games.

    6. Strickerx5


      Not only is the screen smaller than my thumb but I only get 4 games on the damn thing for $50?...

      ... come on sega...

    7. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      90% of modern sega's output is overpriced repackaging of old games and overpriced merch and this is the worst of both words.

    8. KHCast
  4. honestly this is the funniest fucking thing i am not even a bit mad

    give me game gear for newborns

    1. Polkadi~☆


      with all these mini consoles, a mini handheld is the logical next step

      and it's goddamn hilarious to look at


    1. DanJ86


      Like this?


  6. Yep, Shantae and the Seven Sirens is EASILY the best one in the series.

    Great dungeons, wonderful characters and dialogue, music is surprisngly very catchy, it controls really well, abilities are great and solved all problems i had with Half Genie Hero. This is EVERYTHING I wanted.

    1. Nix


      It's a close second for me right now.  Pirate's Curse is still the GOAT.

      Massive improvement over Half Genie Hero though, I agree.

  7. God I am LOVING Shantae and the Seven Sirens so far. The Newt transformation is the best.

    1. Sean


      It looks like it could be the best Shantae game to date from what I've seen of it. I might pick it up soon as opposed to waiting for a sale like I typically do.

    2. JosepHenry


      Honestly at this point i thought i would be half way but i only did the first dungeon lol

      And I'm just missing Max Shampoo, Whipping Speed and Attract lol

      Also the music is surprisingly catchy! I thought I wouldn't be able to like it that much due to not being Jake Kaufman, but I can't stop humming it.

  8. ffviir spoilers



    so hollow is basically the ending of crisis core eh

    hyukhuykhuykhck hollow's bout zack hyukhyukhyuk


    1. Teoskaven



      Hollow is how i feel about everything in chapter 18 after the Motorball boss fight.


    2. JosepHenry



      i guess you didn't like it

      well can't win them all


    3. Teoskaven



      Eh, no-ish?
      I don't mind the idea of the remake project taking different decisions and executions as long as the core plot remains the same. Same playable party members, Aerith dying at some point, Meteor being summoned, that jazz.
      Thing is, the first part we got is deceptive in how it dumps the whole "we can change the future" smc message at the tail end of a pretty straightforward retelling, and basically demonifies the original game's fanbase, almost saying that Nomura and his team were scared on touching the project too much or they would have angered said fanbase.
      Except major changes do exist in the first part anyway (addition of minor NPCs like Chadley or Corneo's lackeys, Rude being fought early, new bosses, and so on) and people have no real major quarrel with them, including me, so what do you want to tell, dev team?
      That's why i feel hollow, not really angry. Because as someone who literally (and unoriginally, i know) grew up with the original game, i had 0 problems in what the remake has done except the part i said in chapter 18 and mostly just in how they handle presenting the subject to you.
      What hold for the next parts (if we will ever get them that is) i dunno, but i'll still be interested with them. Hopefully by that point the team will be more honest with the buyers.


  9. so silver the hedgehog's theme is about a gay love story


    i always had a hunch

    1. Polkadi~☆


      silver is the big gay lol

    2. JosepHenry


      Silver the Gay

    3. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    4. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      We finally have the representation we deserve.


    Gay main character in a pixar short? Oh damn! Yes!

    1. VisionaryofSUPER


      Nice. Front and center!

    2. KHCast


      Love it, but I really hope we soon get past the “coming out deep emotional” trope it feels like big budget hollywood seems to see lgbt people as the only thing good for when in a starring role. We can have natural organic stories about other things too while just happening to be gay, bi, trans, etc 

      Then again this is disney, the company that at one point removed the love Simon tv show from Disney + to please china and other homophobic countries, and used a flimsy reason when talking to the public about it, for why they took it down, hoping we were dumb enough to buy that, and feels background lgbt characters are praiseworthy additions, so I guess in comparison to their past, it’s something in the way of progress. We’ll see if this leads to anything more

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh hey, something @KHCast and I agree on. I really, really don't care for big and emotional coming out stories. They're what makes the whole idea of coming out seem like a big ordeal instead of just being a natural, normal thing. Tell stories about characters that are incidentally LGBT, and don't wedge them into forced relationships with the first other LGBT character that come across. Being LGBT needs to stop being a plot line.

    4. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I'm not sure @Blue Blood I can see why "being LGBT focused story" can be offensive, like, you make it sound special in what should be normal things like coming out, the truth is... for me and a lot of people, it IS really special, I fucking love every time I come out to people, I do it in special ways, in fun ways, it's just very important for me. However some people lives it normally and believes there should not be much focus in coming out, I get that. It really is up to every person. For me? It isn't clear I'm gay, so I have to come out to people. I did NOT come out to my parents yet but still, that's another matter entirely, it's more an issue with my parents. I've come to realise that sexuality is different for everyone. So IMO it's not offensive to find something special and important in coming out stories.

    5. KHCast


      The point is it shouldn’t ALWAYS be this same song and dance, especially when we’re trying to push the industry to normalize lgbt people in ANY story environment. A action comedy with a gay lead, a raunchy frat comedy like Jump Street with a gay male main character, a horror movie with a trans person lead, any of these blockbuster genres should be game for lgbt people, but what do we usually get?  Come out stories. Super emotional “my life is hard because I’m lgbt” plots. 

      now, those stories have merit yes, and no ones saying coming out to a individual isn’t a big deal/turning point in their life(though the ultimate goal is to reach a point where we DONT HAVE TO come out, and it isn’t a huge deal) , or that lgbt people don’t struggle. showing this stuff certainly can inform people. But this shouldn’t be all we’re good for, pulling emotional strings.  It starts to get cynical. We have PLENTY of these stories to educate people with, and it doesn’t really do much to normalize to reiterate what we already know and have seen over and over

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Jack at Home I love that leap you took, assuming that I'm somehow offended by coming out stories or even just LGBT focused stories as you specifically said. I'm not offended in the slightest; just bored of a very typical, predictable and boring storyline making a issue out of something that we should be trying not to make an issue about. I really don't give a shit about coming out. Just be out. @KHCast is absolutely right here. The stories have merit to some degree, but it's becoming cynical and lazy, and is being capitalised on so that media can appear "progressive" and "morally superior" without making any strides beyond these little platitudes. It's not the 1980s anymore. 

      Just on a personal level, how do you find "special" or "fun" ways to come out to people? That would honestly annoy the fuck out of me if I had to bear witness. Oh you're gay? Zero fucks given, zero fucks deserved. Overcoming a difficult situation and coming out to people who might have degrees of homophobia is one thing, but in such situations I can't imagine that you'd be doing anything productive by coming out in anything other than a serious, down to Earth manner.

    7. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      A lot of people still are in situations where coming out would be a struggle and might appreciate the fantasy. I get the exhaustion with these types of stories but let's not make it seem like we made more progress than we actually did.

    8. KHCast


      @Blue Blood “and is being capitalised on so that media can appear "progressive" and "morally superior" without making any strides beyond these little platitudes. It's not the 1980s anymore. ”


      Exactly this. Like I initially said. This is Disney we’re talking about. The company that made a big deal about a barely noticeable lesbian cop in a Pixar film. The company that was blowing their load about how progressive Star Wars was and ended up only representing in their recent biggest blockbuster movie lgbt people with two random background women kissing for one fucking second, a second that got cut out in many versions of the movie. The company with a gay director inserting himself into Endgame for 30 seconds as a rando to talk about his rando boyfriend, and that was our at the time only gay representation. The company that, again, had no problem taking down the Love Simon tv series from Disney + in a attempt to appease homophobic countries like China, that when caught, attempted to weasel their way out of criticism by going “we’re a family values company, there’s alcohol in the show”, despite the fucking simpsons being on that very same service.

      Simply put, Disney only NOW deciding to do the most generic storyline you could do for a story with LGBT people at the front of the plot(for a short not a full movie), almost certainly is marketing more then genuine. It’s a reaction to backlash. They want to “look” progressive and call it a day once the mass media seems it good enough. Most of these Hollywood/entertainment companies just want to “look” the part, and not actually follow through with meaningful changes. If they were actually progressive, we wouldn’t have this problem with movies and representation. They wouldn’t just gleefully okay censorship to please China. Job Discrimination against lgbt actors wouldn’t be still a issue. The video game industry wouldn’t still be a cesspool when it comes to diversity. They want to have their and eat it. And I’m sorry, but I’m not gonna respect bare minimum anymore.


      @Wraith Like I literally said, we’ve HAD these stories for decades. If people want them, there are lots of films to find. nothing improves upon cynical repetition of the same 2 storylines, and this industry, and Disney especially, isn’t “trying” when that’s all they can come up with

    9. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Wraith I totally get that. But this is Disney.

    10. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      Yeah the points you guys raise are fair. New 'coming out' stories are just  ok with me with where the world is at.

    11. JosepHenry


      Progress is progress... Disney doing it is important.... It is not anything ground breaking... I don't really care for coming out stories but listen.... i have nothing agaisnt either. It is an slow process. And this is freaking Disney. Thr biggest corporation in the world doing a coming out short. Before that it was relagated to indie animation. Like it or not, it is a step. Accusing this short of being just a reaction to backlash would be an insult to whomever in this project legitmately cares.

    12. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      @Blue Blood I get that you don't care about the LGBT stuff, you are not a part of it, it's simple, zero fucks given. I get it. But you still ignored what I said. It's important for LGBT+ people to feel special too, because we are a minority, and the world IS difficult for us, it's difficult for everyone today but it's difficult for us because of who we are. Not everyone feels that. So I am just happy that Disney represents lgbtq people. I don't care if they want to capitalize on that. Coming out can be special to people. It's possible. This just isn't a story for you but that's it.

      I often come out to my friends in new ways, with interesting words, direct ways, in person most of the time. It's important for me to do it. There are also people who prefer it to be perfectly normal.

    13. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Just going to hone in on one point real quick; you think I don't care about LGBT stuff? 

    14. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      Neutral. Not in a negative way. Indifferent, I guess? That's what I understood, or tried to.

    15. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Why do you think that?

    16. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I'm out of this pop quiz. Anyway, In my opinion, there is nothing "normal" in the life of a LGBT person, yeah because of the society we have. It's special like it can be in any hard situation, not just sexual orientation. It's natural, because we want equality, being gay is just as special and as important as being straight, and it's not the same thing at the same time. It's complicated. So coming out is a special moment in the life of the LGBT community. It's nice to be talked about, like any other tlinteresting topic.

    17. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You're making some pretty big assumptions about the LGBT community. Being gay or straight or whatever else isn't special. Plenty of LGBT people have perfectly normal lives. There's nothing inherently special about coming out. I'd argue that everything about their lives is normal, apart from the strange restrictions placed upon them sometimes by societies. And talking about progressive/liberal Western societies specifically, one of those strange restrictions is glamorising or dramatising coming out stories. Increasingly as the years go by people just don't care anyone's sexuality. There's still progress to be made of course, but the whole issue of just "coming out" is basic as fuck and we've moved on much further than that.

    18. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      That's a cynical way to look at life in general. I get fun every time I come out to somebody, my friends, etc. but it could be applied to ANYTHING, not just being homosexual, lol. I'm just trying to live and enjoy what I get to do, even with a fucking boring life like mine.

      As for the short: I just find it cool that they acknowledge it, I didn't think Disney would do that, so of course I'm surprised. It's a lot for them. Of course I prefer... more interesting stories though, more complicated.


    19. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      How can your life be boring when you're gay and special and not normal?

    20. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      I keep replying because I'm annoyed by the mentality "why do they keep shoving in gay stories, can't it be treated as a normal thing in life". It's still a minority, at least where I live (in Italy, with catholic church reigning and ignorance everywhere), so of course they fight... we fight.

    21. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      @Blue Blood Don't mess with me. Also, read the post above. You could be special too, you know, if you just believed it. Still, my life has "problems", being gay is definitely not one of them, it actually helps.

    22. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'm dragging you along here, man. Your point about finding the stories uplifting and relatable is fine, perfectly valid, you're entitled to it etc etc. I'm not for a second dunking on that, and I'm not dunking on this short for merely existing. My issue is that the vast majority of stories containing LGBT characters (although I must say that T is cast unfairly even further into the shadows) centre around a coming out story or use such as formative. It's the tired, lazy and cynical approach where they can tug at people's heart strings for good boy points. It's about getting praise for doing the bear minimum. 

      Why do stories have to be "gay stories" if they've got a gay character? Let them just be stories without the characters sexuality being totally unambiguous but also totally unrelated to the plot (like with most straight characters). Continuing on this current trend makes it tokenism. We're definitely at a stage where telling stories about incidentally LGBT characters would have a strong impact. It humanises them, instead of treating them as something different. Disney could do so much more than this to promote LGBT.

      Also really not sure what you mean by "you could be special too if you just believed it". This some Saturday morning very special episode or something?

    23. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      Yeah, I am THAT cheesy. lol

    24. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Okay, question for you again, how does being gay help? I'm genuinely asking, no snark, how it makes any difference beyond who you jump into bed with,`

    25. KHCast


      @JosepHenry “Accusing this short of being just a reaction to backlash would be an insult to whomever in this project legitmately cares.”


      except it is. It literally is. Lmao. Disney’s had the opportunities to incorporate meaningful lgbt characters for years instead of the shitty ones we ended up getting. And they’ve for years been criticized. Suddenly making a /short/ with one of the most generic lgbt tropes you could come up with is cynical. It doesn’t matter if Disney got lgbt people to work on it. They’re the ones that called the initial shots.  Any decisions tbh going forward about inclusion of lgbt characters at that company I’d attribute to publicity and “looking good” more than honesty and a desire to be reasonable and genuine, since they clearly had to be bugged and yelled at to get off their ass and finally give a shit. It’s clear they were content with how they were doing representation (Background lgbt characters/ throwaway lines by side character that barely shows up) given how often it followed that trend. It IS a reaction/response

      Your confusing progress with reaction. It’s like claiming a company capitalizing on pride month with their shit ads is progress when they don’t follow through in any meaningful ways that matter long term 

      @Blue Blood as another point to keep in mind, glamorizing come out stories this often, usually just puts pressure on people in the closet, because it makes it seem like this huge moment they have to get “right” which results in more anxiety and fear. That’s certainly how I felt 

  11. In this house we support Ray The Flying Squirrel.

    1. JosepHenry


      Who facepalmed

      Show yourself coward

  12. Sonic Rush Adventure is pretty good.

    1. Monkey Destruction Switch
    2. StaticMania



    3. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      I liked it, and its a better game than the first in a vacuum, but I cant help but feel its missing out on about 75% of the funk the first one had. 

      The Original Rush game had some serious swagger to it.

    4. JosepHenry


      that is true

      oh what i would give for a rush 3 with Rush Adventure level design and creativity plus the "funk of Rush"

    5. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima


  13. This Sea Gate first level seems pretty well designed!

    This engine seems smooth too.

    I wanna play this.

  14. let it be sonic or mario, nothing is fun anymore

    1. Dejimon11


      Odyssey and Mania exist bro

  15.  oooh this look very classic turn based like. I dig it!

  16. All I want is more "Dark" themes.

    Need a knuckles equivalent of sonical dark.

  17. Man

    I forget how good generations was

    playing it after a while makes me mad Miyamoto (level designer) never came back

    If he worked on a game that controlled like SA1 he would do so well

    1. Dejimon11


      Sorry he's stuck in Olympics hell 

    2. JosepHenry



      He wasn't in the Tokyo 2020 credits.

      So... yeah


      where is he


      hopefully in the next game


  18. I dunno why, I played Mania yesterday and somehow had more fun with it than I had in a long while. Maybe is the music with headphones. That makes me hooked to a game like nothing

    1. TheOcelot


      The soundtrack is definitely one of the best parts of Mania.

    2. JosepHenry


      Like, one of the things i loooove to do in many sonic games is play matching the music, like hitting a spring in the beat, or entering a loop in a build up, I just love doing that stuff, if you know what I mean.

    3. JosepHenry


      Like i feel i am the only one who likes doing that lol

  19. yes



    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      uh no thanks?

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Getting some Sonic Rush vibes with this mixed with some 5th gen console game on the side. Nice.

      Really wonder what their gameplay is gonna be like once it all starts coming together

    3. JosepHenry
    4. JosepHenry


      @The Deleterlooks like SA1 with tricks.

  20. Playing the OG FFVII cuz why not  I don't have any way to play the remake and i don't play the original since 2015


    ... Am I the only one who uses just the same three people throughout the whole game? (Cloud, Tifa and Barret)

    1. Perkilator


      How fitting, since they’re three of the main people you plays as in the Remake.

    2. Zaysho


      The only thing I remember about playing the original over 15 years ago was that I had a tendency to switch up my team because I wanted to use all the characters (which is more or less how I always play RPGs). I think my mainstays were usually Vincent or Red XIII for a good chunk of the game. I'd like to go back to it and see how I feel about it since I could never be bothered to finish it.

    3. KHCast


      Those were my three mains, tho I’d swap Tifa out between Aerith and Red often.

    4. JosepHenry


      Sometimes I switch Barret to Aerith, used Red XII a bit but I couldnt care less about Cid, Yuffie and Vincent. They feel extremely  insignificant aside from their stories, like just extra playable characters with no much to it.

  21. Repetitve cold takes everywhere. 

    come on give me a hot take like "I liked Shadow The Hedgehog" lmao

    Y'all are always "oh i actually don't like this game" like this is boooring, find a game you actually like that majority don't!

    I have mine, Lost World 3DS is on my top favorite 5 Sonic games

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      Well, semi hot take for you then, I did like Shadow the Hedgehog, as a kid at least. I replayed it awhile ago with Action Replay enabled to help with some of the more repetitive missions, but I finished all routes on it and 100%’d it.

      Wasn't the worst experience, wasn’t the best. But Shadow was the greatest shit to me and my circle of friends back then, this was an era where Heroes was likely your first game, and then you got hooked on either Shadow, or Rush (or in my case - both, along with Mega Collection +)

      Even hotter take, I liked Sonic Labyrinth and Sonic Blast as a kid too when I played them on MC+. Blast is eh, but I still kind of like Labyrinth.

    2. JosepHenry


      Well... As a kid you can like many things you soon won't, so I'm not sure if that really counts lol

      to be fair, is basically a hot take to like any game after 1994 in this fanbase.


      @Ryannumber1gamerWAIT you still like Labryinth? I actually don't mind it, is just extremely short..

    3. Sean


      I like Sonic 2 8bit more than Sonic 2 16bit

    4. JosepHenry


      OOOK now THIS is a hot take

      @SeanWhat do you like about Sonic 2 8bit?

    5. Dejimon11


      Lost World is right up there with SA1 and Generations 

    6. Ryannumber1gamer


      I do indeed, if you discount it from typical Sonic gameplay and take it as it’s own little puzzle game, it’s fun.

    7. JosepHenry


      @Dejimon11Actually thanks to your comments about it that made me replay it and yeah, I ended up really liking it.

      @Ryannumber1gamerHonestly I miss that kind of weird experimental variety in this series.

    8. Wrapped in Black

      Wrapped in Black

      Sonic Rush Adventure is an S tier Sonic Game that's even better than a lot of the 90s stuff


      Sonic Chronicles wasn't that bad outside of the soundtrack 

    9. Ryannumber1gamer


      Shit, how could I have forgotten my greatest hot take - I actually really like Sonic Chronicles and really wished the planned sequel happened,

    10. JosepHenry


      @WraithOh I love Rush Adventure, so much, despite the minigames being hit or miss (Mostly the sub and the boat cuz the watercraft and the ski are good), level design is so fun , and Pirate's Island might be my favorite final zone in any sonic game due it's aesthetic.

      @Ryannumber1gamer And Chronicles I remember having such fond memories of it, I don't mind it, characterization is also pretty damn good, despite the simple story compared to other RPGs. I really want another Sonic RPG so bad.

    11. Strickerx5


      Black Knight is a fun game with more effort put into it than just about any other game that came after.

      AoStH is trash. Even Underground is better.

      The "Classic era" has just as many bad games as any other era.

      Generations modern levels offer some of the best gameplay in the entire series.

      The overall 4Kids cast weren't bad.

      Characters from Sonic X, Boom, and the current comic should be incorporated into the mainline games.

      Sonic Utopia, while cool as a concept, should not be the direction future games follow for multiple reasons.

      CD's levels were trash.

      Most of Sonic 1 isn't good but gets a pass due to it being the first game.


      Off the top of my head at least.

    12. Ryannumber1gamer


      I think Underground is still the worst, but I dislike AoStH as well. 

    13. Sean


      @JosepHenry It has some fun bosses (antlion isn't hard on the MS version), interesting level tropes, and a bizarre yet useful mechanic not seen in any other Sonic game in the form of rolling-jumping onto a spring to cover long distances. I also like the music more.

      Sonic 1 8bit is the better game though and 2 isn't without its flaws (the emerald locations are fucking obnoxious and the game too often relies on leaps of faith in some levels) but neither is the Genesis version which has a lot of levels I don't enjoy at all, and way more annoying enemy placement. Nothing in the MS version is nearly as bad as Aquatic Ruin or Metropolis, though, so ultimately it wins out. The GG version is mostly trash, I'll give the detractors that.


      I guess another related take is that Oil Ocean is my favorite level in 2 16bit which is funny given my dislike for that game's level design overall lol

  22. Aerith in the OG FFVII seems kinda selfish, she always gives credit to only Cloud and while she is friends with Tifa there is this feeling she tries way harder to make her jealous. Gotta say, Jessie as thirsty as she is in the remake is more likable than Aerith in the original to me. Maybe is the non expressive tiny polygons and the fact that we can't really tell what are their emotions.

     I'm glad the remake made Aerith absolutely perfect.

    1. Kuzu


      Aerith being kind of a bitch is way preferable to her being literal cardboard in later appearances. 

    2. JosepHenry


      True, Aerith in Advent Children is awful, but OG Aerith pales in comparison to remake Aerith to me. And she was still good, but remake Aerith is a whole new level.

  23. Ffviir ending good

    But made me feel hollow

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