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  1. I wondered for a bit why anime was so...full of blunt sexual fan service.

    Then I realize that pretty much most anime that is, is for teens to adults.

    It's weird and cheap.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Even something like that can find its way in whats meant to be "kids" anime- The "animation's for babies" stigma doesn't exist there, and Japanese kids can stomach a bit more than western kids. Fanservice revolving around younger women than what you'd fine reasonable comes down to part-younger age of consent, part-Japanese culture really favors innocence, youth and beauty. 

    2. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      As in the case of anime (and to a smaller extent manga) it all goes back to Osamu Tezuka and Monkey Punch. Tezuka had made some erotic stuff in his time along with his more family friendly stuff while Monkey Punch drew the women in Weekly Manga Action (the first men's adult manga) that in turn is the creation of Fujiko Mine. Go Nagai was influenced and made Cutie Honey for a younger audience, rest is history.

      The strangest thing regarding anime is that it is divided to young/teenage boys (shounen), young/teenage girls (shojo), men (seinen) and women (josei). The fan service usually appears in male focused stuff but does appear in some shojo series (e.g. Attacker You, a volleyball anime starring a main character who looks like someone from Haikyu as a girl has really questionable content and why countries that were exported such as Italy and France had to cut that out when most of the old sports anime or the original manga didn't have that in). There are children's anime however in most cases, it's the toy focused ones or the really old World Masterpiece Theatre stuff.

      Thinking about it, fan service was and still is accepted over there because it was part of history but as time goes on, there does seem to be less on the mainstream stuff while the raunchy more niche stuff kept it in. Even Fujiko Mine has really cutback on the fan service over the years.

  2. The truth is obvious.

    I can deny it NO LONGER.


    1. Cuz


      (Link's broken on my end)

      But truth you say?


    2. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Uhhh...broken image is the truth? The truth....is broken?

  3. Image

    This would've been a nice art style to see animated in a Super Man cartoon.

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      At least it ain't "world of gumball" style.

    2. StaticMania


      Of course not..but what an odd thing to say.

  4. Image

    Mario vs Chun-li

    1. AdventChild


      *Whilst getting tickled Chun-Li: HAHAHAHAHA YATTA!

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Mario just be like "How is this-a working, there's-a leather over the ankle???"

    3. Perkilator


      If Chun-Li ever got into Smash, I want someone to recreate this.

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      But Mario is dead! He can't fight anyone!

    5. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Next week: chun li vs Raphael


      Oh wait...

    6. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon
  5. The New Looney Tunes Lola is the currently established Lola...she doesn't act like that either.
  6. Who's better James or Jordan...?

    I kinda got similar vibes from Lebron's acting.

    1. Strickerx5


      Acting wise, eh, they both aren't great but I think Lebron's done a decentish enough job from the few things I've seen him in. Mike was... oof.

      As far as actual basketball goes, it's objectively Jordan and it ain't even close. No one has since been able to control the court like he did in his prime. *hides 90s Bulls memorabilia*

  7. If someone says the phrase "hot take" are people obligated to agree or is this just weird trend where people randomly put emphasis on completely innocuous opinions?

    1. Azure Blue Tori

      Azure Blue Tori

      The latter. It's the most recent iteration of "Unpopular opinion: (insert not-that-unpopular statement framed in an inflammatory way)".

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Is this a hot take or am I literally the only person that thinks that calling your own opinions a "hot take" is usually just a vie for attention where people appeal to popular opinions for likes on the internet?

    3. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon
    4. Zaysho


      They just expect this reaction but unironically 


  8. They should make another game without it
  9. Who's looking forward to Nintendo's "New Game" series?


    1. Teoskaven


      I'm still waiting a game with Non-Specific Action Figure as the protagonist.

  10. The phrase 'Nintendo Hard' is kind of ironic isn't it?

    That really only refers to the NES era and Nintendo games now are generally easy...getting easier.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Nintendo is the Dark Souls of gaming companies

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Maybe so, although I argue that phrase was always somewhat of a mislabel.

      Even back on the NES, the majority of it's hardest games weren't made by Nintendo themselves. Like I could see myself having the patience to beat a Mario or two without save stating over something like Mega Man or Contra. And part what made Nintendo NES games hard to begin comes from technical limits and artfacts from the arcade where they were designed to pinch as many pennies out of kids' pockets as they could. There's no need to send players all the way back to the title screen or stuff like that anymore.

      Of course there's still stuff like the big final bonus levels in Mario, the Boss Rushes in Kirby, and even full games like DKC out there if players want a taste of Nintendo's so called with again, on top of other hard third party games available on their consoles. I mean, what other console was there to compare their difficulty to Nintendo's in the 80s anyway?


      For me, the title of a "Nintendo Hard" game should be honored for having the right amount of hard. Not the dated, fake BS level of hard.

  11. I'm really looking forward to playing a 3D Sonic game again

  12. A Tool-Assisted-Speedrun:

    Playing a game as mind numbingly slow as possible for the sake of showcasing playing the game as fast as humanly or inhumanly possible


    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Then there's the CROW Assisted Speedrun

      Speedrunning the game at the speed of CROW that its too fast to be comprehended!

  13. Tone & Limited scale Implications aren't a replacement for depth or consequences in a story most of the time and Eggman's plan was surprisingly not that far along.
  14. For how much people claim Lost Levels is the "true Mario 2" it's amazing how little actually comes from it.

    Most recurring elements come from SMB2 USA.

    Lost Levels only gave us Poison Mushrooms, flying bloopers, and wind + Luigi's unique control

    What about Bowser appearing in the middle of a level, warp zones that send you to previous worlds, hammer bros that keep following you...

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      - "But SMB2 USA is a reskin of Doki Doki Panic"

      Ignoring that SMB2 JPN is a reskin level pack for SMB1

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I do like that, as luck would have it, our SMB2 also gave Luigi similar differentiation from Mario.

    3. StaticMania


      And his look, needs the long face and tall(er) legs too.

    4. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      From a story perspective, I kinda like the pacing of SMB1 to 2 to 3 in the west better as well.

      Japan's story: "Bowser does essentially the same plan twice in a row, then ups his game by getting his kids involved."

      English story: "Bowser is defeated, then Mario fights a different villain entirely, before Bowser triumphantly returns after a brief absence." 

    5. Cuz


      People get too hung up on the particulars of that reskin like it's some scandalous thing. To SMB2 USA credit it has a ton of influence on the franchise going forward.

    6. Winston


      I think SMB2 USA is my favorite 2D Mario game personally, so I'm happy we got that as I'm not a very big fan of the Lost Levels in general. It's always weird to me when people act like it's not a real Mario game, and although I think that opinion has died down in recent years, I still see it from time to time. It's a fun game and introduced a lot to the Mario series, and not to mention a lot of the people that designed that game were either apart of the original Mario team or went on to design levels for future Mario titles. It's easily more of a Mario title than even the actual sequel to The Legend of Zelda on NES is, and I like Zelda II, but those two games have even less in common than Mario 1 and Mario 2 in the USA. 

    7. Iko


      To me SMB2 USA is the true Mario Bros 2, while Lost Levels is SMB1 & Knuckles. Meme aside, I'm serious about that (they have been released as parts of the same game in some occasions too, such as in Super Mario Bros Deluxe).

      It's true that Dokidoki Panic also exists, but SMB2 USA became legacy to the Mario franchise. It's like trying to dismiss Starfox Adventure because it's a Dinosaur Planet reskin, the only difference is that Dokidoki Panic was released while Dinosaur Planet didn't. Wonder Boy and Adventure Island are two separated franchises despite being originated by essentially the same game, it's not like one of the two series is "not a true series" just because of the first game's mess.

    8. JezMM


      Please, "Did you know that Mario 2 is actually Doki Doki Panic" is old news, the new hotness is "Doki Doki Panic started development as a tech demo for potential new Mario game but was turned into Doki Doki Panic following a licensing deal, thus Mario 2 was Mario 2 all along".


      Lost Levels is underrated though.  The level design was way more adventorous and has more in common with modern Mario level design than Mario 1 did in terms of variety.  Unfortunately it just also has a few levels with utterly insanely obnoxious mean tricks too.  It really was built for players who had mastered Mario 1 and absolutely no-one else.

    9. StaticMania


      Super Mario for Super Players as it's called.

    10. Soniman


      This was back when people didn't know how to go about making video game sequels it was either "do the exact same thing" like Lost Levels or be completely different in every way like Zelda II, SMB2 USA actually manages to find a decent middle ground 

  15. So...someone at Sonic Team looked at this and thought it'd make a good mini-game in a Sonic game.


    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood


      There's absolutely nothing wrong with Sonic having minigames like that. But the way it was implemented into Lost World was incredibly dry. It was easy and not much fun. And it was such a throwaway part of the game that it was actually cut from the PC version! SEGA couldn't be bothered to map the motion/touch controls to a regular controller, so they just lowered the animals rescued requirements. Clearly not a very crucial part of the game if it can just be cut out like that.

    2. Soniman



      Incidentally I kinda like the idea of animals being a sort of progression thing they  should explore that more 

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Sonic Lost Waggle

  16. It's impossible to see a Zombii story without thinking about logic

    No Zombii story I've ever seen or heard of has the infection be an airborne virus

    So all I'm left thinking is that the only real way a Zombii invasion can become an actual threat so fast is if it starts at a graveyard

    Then I realize that's something Adventure Time did in it's first episode

    Speaking of logic: they aren't a threat when they grab you unless rigor mortis somehow gives them iron grip

    1. Blacklightning


      Most zombie fiction hinges on the idea that nobody in the modern world has any concept of them, which in a society where they're one of the most overdone and oversaturated concepts in existence is absolutely ludicrous. It's so overdone that we already have doomsday preppers for it. For a fictional concept.

      ...why hasn't anyone done a medieval zombie apocalypse yet?

  17. Sometimes youtubers can get really hung up on sticking to a joke for a LONG time...

    When some commenters get annoyed by it, all fans can say is that "It's just a joke, chill out"

    The obvious response to that is "you know jokes are suppose to be funny, right?"

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      YouTube comments better left unread though.

  18. Why do people get annoyed at other people enjoying games like Among Us, Fall Guys, and any other "fad" type game?

    1. Strickerx5


      Usually these games are considered "lesser" somehow when compared to other, more established franchises. Also has a bit of the "casual = bad" mindset attached to it too. Mainly from people who don't like the idea of their hobby being seen as mainstream. Or, at least that's my take away from it.

      Though then you also have games like Fortnite and CoD where you'll get some of that but also due to things like microtransactions or being oversaturated in the public eye. The microtransactions I get but I've never been one to hate on something just because it shows up more than a few times on my twitter feed or some shit.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry



      Okay, there's the whole "everthing is amongus" thing, but I feel like part of why people do that simply cause they knew it'd piss others off

    3. StaticMania


      It's a really exaggerated version of that, yeah.

    4. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      The usual stuff, and people think it makes them cool somehow.

      Really just makes them look silly, but that’s the Internet for ya.

    5. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Usually because the fans of that thing tend to be incredibly loud and obnoxious and unaware of how much they annoy others whn they bring it up constantly or spread it into other things and topics when others weren't wanting to talk or think about it.

      So yeah, same as anything else. Nothing new, nothing to fuss over either way. People can like what they like and hate what they hate. Both are valid.

    6. Wraith


      They're pretty simple so they're seen as for casuals, and games that don't require a high learning curve are looked down on

    7. StaticMania


      If it wasn't just as obnoxious the other way around I wouldn't have even asked.

      The difference is that dislike is way more insistent, it really doesn't have a reason to be.

    8. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      The reason is pretty easy to understand. Those people who dislike it want to just be left alone and not have to see it, but even when they try to avoid it, someone or something insists or bringing it up at every turn and thus that dislike turns into outright hatred and rejection of the idea. It's not too different from the Classic vs. Modern thing happening in the Sonic fandom. One sides gets a lot of attention and parades in the forefront while another wants to be left alone to enjoy their thing but can't because the other one is absolutely everywhere unless they just cut themselves off entirely and that starts a grudge that will grow over time.  (And that's not even mentioning the Adventure era fans who feel neglected by both entirely)

      It's pretty equal between the two, though. People just get more sensitive about others disliking things insistently even though it's not much different. That's when you get people who act like they're automatically right for being "positive" and that the "negative" crowd has to conform to their ways or basically shut up and not say anything. Forced and toxic positivity, basically, which is pretty unfair and wrong, but no one ever focuses on those cases happening or think it isn' t happening cause they don't see it.

      If people are allowed to like something strongly and loudly, others are allowed to reject and dislike it just as strongly and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. People are going to feel however they feel and you can't change that and shouldn't try to. Let them talk, let them feel, let them fight. They'll get it out of their system eventually until both sides find something else to like and dislike all over again.

      As for my personal opinion, I think Among Us and Fall Guys are neat little idea that make for adorably hilarious VTuber videos and I can't hate them for that. You haven't lived until you see a pink-haired catgirl get so mad from losing to you that she wants to bang your mom out of spite.


      Fuck FNAF and Fortnite, though.


    9. Wraith


      Sir this is a wendys

    10. Piko


      Because according to them, anything that is/was popular is automatically bad. This mindset was especially big during Fortnite's heyday, so much so that even to this day you can find heaps of "Fortnite bad, Minecraft good" memes on places like Reddit.

    11. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Hype backlash is a hell of a drug

  19. I didn't know that, but okay. While media original characters don't really need to follow the SEGA naming scheme, the characters don't just have "real name" the animal...it'd be totally fine if they kept that or gave him a different one.
  20. Canon immigrants don't need to lose their names ya know Amy Rose wouldn't be a thing if they did
  21. I am confused


    1. Cuz


      Ah! My motobug playlist leaked! 😨

    2. Cuz


      Also I need fanart of Shadow and Knuckles lifting Tails together like now.

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      *vibes to dmx in the mix*

  22. Apparently Sonic's forward smash is stronger than the Falcon Punch

    And the Warlock Punch

    And the DK punch

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I mean it knocked Mario into the Minecraft Dimension so...

    2. Sapphirine Wind

      Sapphirine Wind

      Snake: How are you not dead yet?

      Sonic: I have no idea!

    3. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      One punch hedgehog

      Sega: write that down!

  23. Here Pikachu eat this apple shaped POKEMON FOOD

    Also known as: An Apple

    Do real apples exist in the Mon world or are those based on Applin?

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      No real life anything exists in the Mon world, only conuterparts.



      Humans are actually super inteligent human-shaped Pokemon, after all


    2. Crow the BOOLET
  24. If Smash Ultimate had to bring back just one more mode

    Master and Crazy Orders would be a decent one

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      Bring back Smash Run from 3DS.

    2. Diogenes


      board the platforms

    3. Hero of Legend

      Hero of Legend

      Give me a 1:1 remake of Melee's Adventure Mode. All the stages got remakes IIRC so 99% of the assets are there. Should be totally feasible.

  25. Image

    Knuckles really gets around

    From Bat Girl to Catwoman

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