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  1. One of the Joker's themes in Batman the Animated Series is some of the best troll music in existence:

     

    1. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      Agreed.

      @Tara Relevant to your interests?

    2. Tara

      Tara

      Yes.  The Joker had the best music in B:TAS. XP

    3. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      Every time I hear this I always think back to this moment from Harlequinade: giphy.gif

      Idk why seeing an unconscious Joker spinning around the cockpit of a plane's machinegun makes me laugh.

    4. Ryannumber1Scarer

      Ryannumber1Scarer

      To be honest, I think the best troll song of Joker's was the Return of the Joker one, because it works in a creepy storytelling way.

      It's not the full OST but in the movie, the music before this theme is like this really dark, brooding song because Joker's kidnapped Robin in a brutal way and it's established he's missing for weeks. Batman is jumping in ready to kick his ass, believing Joker's gone too far as does the viewer and.....

      it's a troll. The OST quickly changes to this wacky 50s sitcom OST while Joker pops out with his usual shtick, acting like he's just got Robin in some wacky trap for Batman to save him from, and overall just making an entire joke of the scene, the viewer is trolled into thinking the dangerous and creepy situation was just a usual Joker adventure...

      until the viewer is trolled again when the music turns downright creepy and Robin is revealed to have been tortured and brainwashed in the Joker's adopted child.

      Alright yeah, probably went off the point a bit, but in terms of the song that did the most successful job actually trolling the viewer itself in a pretty atmospheric way, I think this one is one of the best.

  2. I've never been the type to think Forces is destined to bomb hard, at worst I think it'll be received as well as Lost World did a.k.a mediocre, at best maybe within range of Colors. For that alone I'll agree with that Sonic Team is unlikely to reevaluate themselves because after so many years of phoning it in like they have, at this point a reception like that is just status quo. However that doesn't mean that some form of reevaluation isn't going to happen. Sega has claimed since the 2015 (or 2016 I can't be bothered to look it up) restructuring that they "want to be a brand again" which could mean many things, most of them vague as you'd expect from them. What I believe it means is thus: If Forces doesn't do well financially and Sonic Team decide they don't want to get their act together, Sega will do it for them. They won't overlook Sonic Mania. It's sold very well, especially in comparison to other Sonic games released in the past 5 years, and it's positive reception has done more to help the Sonic brand than Sonic Boom ever did even with the show being well received. So if Forces does release with the reception we expect it to, I think Sega will take some form of action (or just more empty promises) in order to ensure the likelihood of more games like Sonic Mania are made, perhaps not so much in gameplay but in reception definitely. If that means hiring new blood to Sonic Team including a new director or outsourcing projects to talented developers like Taxman and Stealth then so be it. Although I think it would be nice if that were to happen, I highly doubt it'll play out anything like that, especially since I'm just spitballing here. Lost World sold like crap for a Sonic game primarily because it was a Wii U exclusive for so long; Forces is releasing on all major platforms and that's probably going to ensure that it at least meets whatever bottom line Sega has for it. So the takeaway from this is like always, don't support the game if we don't want more like it (yes I'm still banking on the whole "speak with your wallet" thing, I actually believe it has a small chance of working this time thanks to Mania). We can prattle on and on about how we don't think Sonic can continue with the boost gameplay due to diminishing returns with how difficult and expensive it is to construct unique levels with the gameplay it has, but Sega doesn't read these forums nor other places Sonic fans talk. They only look at what critics say (a.k.a reviews that carry the most weight on Metacritic and are written by people that know jackshit about Sonic gameplay as whole and aren't the most reliable when it comes to a proper assessment of it) and what the sales figures tell them. I'm opting out on buying Sonic Forces if it's as shallow a Sonic game most of us expect it to be. Hopefully there's some big changes on the horizon (but probably not).
  3. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Yeah, I'd be okay with that. Maybe not even his parents but perhaps he had some kind of parental figure that instilled his sense of right and wrong before he eventually set off to go see the world for himself. Although if Sonic did come from a cosmic egg already a fifteen year old wisecracking dork, that would make for one helluva trip. I'd like to see the art for something like that if it was drawn by a professional artist at least. Actually it reminds me of this old Japanese animation for Mario where he was born from a peach already with a mustache and was raised by two elderly Hammer Bros: https://www.mariowiki.com/Super_Mario_Momotarō
  4. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    If they did give Sonic parents it would be pretty funny if it turns out they're the very overprotective type that worry about him incessantly (think Chi-chi from Dragon Ball I guess just without being complete assholes). It would be a good foil to Sonic and would probably be a good way to explain why he's so adamant about staying on the move and not being constrained by responsibility to others. Personally, I hope they don't show any of Sonic's family. One of the aspects of Sonic as a character I find interesting is that we know absolutely nothing about his history pre-Sonic 1 and barely anything about his personal life other than he appears to be a nomad and his favorite food is chili-dogs. Sonic is in my eyes the personification of speed and freedom and they way he uses his philosophy and morals to adventuring is something I'd find way more engaging than him introducing us or his friends to his parents or something similar. However I wouldn't be against them showing the families of the rest of the cast. I'd be very interested in seeing how Knuckles inherited his position as guardian of the Master Emerald when he's been said to be the only remaining echidna from his clan and has spent basically all of his life alone guarding it.
  5. I managed to snag a copy of Conker's Bad Fur Day for cheap compared to its usual sale price.

     

    So that was pretty cool.

    1. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Man I really miss BFD era Conker.

      If only they'd stayed with the original multiplayer mechanics for Live and Reloaded instead of arbitarily switching over to a generic class based shooter for some reason. BFD splitscreen was fucking hilarious fun.

  6. Did somebody ask for Loss?

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    2. Metal the Mario

      Metal the Mario

      The use of the actual SA1 dialogue font just makes this even better.

  7. Do you guys remember when Sonic and Shadow went super in SA2 and they had that metallic sheen to them? I always thought that was a neat effect.

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    1. Shiguy

      Shiguy

      Sonic and Shadow? I only see two shadows :P

      Nah but the metallic effect was in interesting choice. But I liked to point out how Sa1 & Sa2 were the only games were Sonic's quills were not flipped upside down. Rather slanted slighty upwards so it looks little weird with Shadow beside him.

    2. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      That was a pretty strange choice considering Shadow had the same quill shape as Super Sonic. You'd think they would have had Sonic's middle quill raised up like in the classics and games afterword when he went Super, but I guess they felt it would save time just to reuse Shadow's model and say it was Sonic. Oh well, at the time it was pretty badass.

      Except when they were jerkin' it while transforming, I don't know what the deal with that was.

    3. Shiguy

      Shiguy

      No weren't jerking they were absorbing energy from the-

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      oh...

      Oh fuck...

      fuck...

      I can't look at this scene the same way again...

      FUCK

    4. A Zombie KING heavy engine

      A Zombie KING heavy engine

      They're playing craps.

      Y,know, rolling dice

      @Shiguy If gun would've seen both of them in that form, they sorta would've been justified for mistaking one for the other.

    5. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      Then they're hoping to get lucky? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    6. A Zombie KING heavy engine

      A Zombie KING heavy engine

      😞😞😞😐😐😐😐😐😐😒

  8. Since everyone lost their minds when Sonic Forces was sponsored by Hooters, how would everyone react if Mario Odyssey was as well? We've already got fan art:

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    1. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      THIS IS OFFENSIVE

      HOOT THE OWL EXISTS AND THEY DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT, HAVE THEY NO SHAME

    2. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      But owls don't have boobs.

       

      Yet.

    3. Dizcrybe

      Dizcrybe

      I'd rather Odyssey be sponsored by Sonic.

  9. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Because it is shitty and bad.
  10. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Having a focus on Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy as the main protagonists seems to be Sega's prerogative in handling the Modern series these days doesn't it? I appreciate that after 3 years of Sonic Boom, we can finally have a proper action adventure with these characters instead of the sitcom structure that wouldn't be out of place in an episode of Seinfeld. The writers on this series are probably gonna have a fun time with the concepts possible with characters from Sonic, and considering this is from the same publisher that made this: That art looks pretty damn good too, and while it wouldn't be appropriate for something like Sonic, I think IDW must have a crew of great industry talents under their employ, so even if Tyson Hesse isn't doing the art for the comic's interiors I think it'll be in good hands (God knows the man must be busy enough being an animator as it is). As much as I feel the old artists deserve to come back, I would actually like to see some new blood take a crack at drawing Sonic and co. It's a selfish request I know, but Tyson Hesse's Sonic has become one of my favorites and I would never have seen his work if he hadn't done the art for Megadrive, so the chance to see more people like him is an opportunity I wouldn't want to pass up.
  11. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Admittedly it's been awhile since I read anything from the comics (thanks hiatus that ultimately became the series' cancellation), so perhaps I'm remembering how Sonic acted on missions with the Freedom Fighter incorrectly, but I think my point still stands. Even Dr. Detective Mike mentioned in his post that Sonic was essentially a police officer under the command of Sally and her father, and I feel that there's no way in hell Sonic would ever make that kind of commitment to authority. Just the idea of Sonic acting as the long arm of the law is a bit difficult for me to stomach, and is certainly one of the many issues that made House of Cards the infamous story that it is. I look at Sonic's acts of heroism as wanton acts of vigilantism that he does for self fulfillment first, and because it's the right thing second.
  12. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    My opinion of Ian's interpretation of Sonic is that it's fine personality wise, but I feel that he makes Sonic too much of a team player. I don't think there's a single instance in his run with Sonic where he's ever alone by himself or doing things his own way without the support of a team, or being the one providing support. I'm not saying that Sonic shouldn't have those moments (otherwise how would I explain Sonic Heroes), but if there's one aspect of his character that is one of his most identifying traits it would be that he's a loner, and always been one, which is something I feel Ian has failed to capture in his writing. As much as I enjoyed the Freedom Fighters, I've always found it questionable that Sonic would be an official part of their group; Sonic is supposed to be the personification of freedom so why would he be tied down with a commitment to an organization, or show respect to a higher authority like the Kingdom of Acorn? He's always on the move and never stays in one place for too long. This is why the infamous "Long time, no see" quote exists, he never spends time with his friends outside of their adventures defeating Eggman (aside from maybe Tails since he's responsible for the maintenance of the Tornado, but even then he still says the line to him). I guess my point is that I hope with the fresh start that Ian is being given with a new comic at IDW, maybe he'll decide to actually portray Sonic as the somewhat selfish, egotistical loner with a heart of gold that the games always seemed to present him as (at least that's how I saw it, believe me I'm well aware this is a bit of a selfish desire myself). I guess if I could provide a comparison I'd say Sonic is very similar to Spike from Cowboy Bebop, just without the dark criminal past of course. Actually I think Cowboy Bebop's episodic nature is something that would translate well with Sonic: the characters of the show are always on the move across the world they inhabit, getting into misadventures with the enigmatic and strange people they encounter along the way, something I think embodies Sonic's always on the move nature to a T. I wouldn't want the entire comic to operate on an episodic structure though, certainly the occasional story arc would be required where Sonic battles against Eggman or even other villains with the occasional assistance of his friends, but having an episodic reprieve for a few issues after the conclusion of one wouldn't be too bad. Hell, they could even include them as a second story of an issue like how Archie used to structure the comics before Sonic Universe became the only place for side stories, that always made it feel like I was getting my money's worth out of an issue so I kind of miss it. Regardless of how IDW decides to structure the comic, I'm optimistic for whatever Ian's got cooking up for a new series. A fresh start is just what this series needed after 20 years of Archie's baggage.
  13. I can't believe tf2 turns 10 in just a few hours. Time really flies doesn't it?

    1. Polkadi

      Polkadi

      that also means half-life hasn't had a new game in ten years, and the portal franchise celebrates it's 10th anniversary

    2. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      Of course. But rather than taking the opportunity to get pissed at Valve for shirking the potential of all three, I'd rather celebrate the legacy they've left over the years.

    3. Polkadi

      Polkadi

      Well, yeah.

      Team Fortress 2, the king of class-based shooters. It was huuuuge when it came out, and has taken the internet by storm.

      Half-Life 2: Episode 2, the game that answered questions, while giving us so many more. Everything leading up to the grand finale, with the Borealis.

      Portal, the puzzle game that got everyone thinking with portals. I love it to this day, alongside Portal 2. It builds a captivating world, and gives you a new way to think through physics based puzzles and more.

      Valve released a powerhouse with their Orange Box. Damn.

    4. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      There really hasn't been anything like the Orange Box since. Not even for the games included being great, but just the massive impact on internet culture all three have had.

      I know I'm asking for too much, but it'd be nice if Valve said even a single word to acknowledge the Orange Box's tenth anniversary. They owe it not even to the communities that stuck by these games for all these years, but to themselves for what they used to be capable of.

    5. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=33463

      Looks like they responded to it after all.

  14. Hydrogen is undoubtedly the most popular song from Hotline Miami but this is probably my personal favorite:

     

  15. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Glad to see Ian's back at the helm for another Sonic comic, but one other thing I'm concerned about is the cover artist(s). I've seen Spaz's and Ben Bates' covers for so long, I'll be a bit disappointed if they get someone who isn't quite up to snuff. Sonic #252 is easily one of my favorite covers the Archie series had and became the standard I judged the other covers against for a while. That Tyson Hesse solicit showed how good of one he'd make, so fingers crossed.
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