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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Sonictrainer in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Ian has stated Sega has been a lot more hands on with the original characters in IDW than they ever were with Archie. I honestly could see IDW's cast being similar to the situation with Sticks where Sega sees them as characters they created.
    As many fans as the Freedom Fighters had and specifically as popular as Sally and Scourge got, there was probably always this disconnect Sega had with characters they had little hand in creating. There is probably a level of bias there.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Shadowlax in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Ian has stated Sega has been a lot more hands on with the original characters in IDW than they ever were with Archie. I honestly could see IDW's cast being similar to the situation with Sticks where Sega sees them as characters they created.
    As many fans as the Freedom Fighters had and specifically as popular as Sally and Scourge got, there was probably always this disconnect Sega had with characters they had little hand in creating. There is probably a level of bias there.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Ian has stated Sega has been a lot more hands on with the original characters in IDW than they ever were with Archie. I honestly could see IDW's cast being similar to the situation with Sticks where Sega sees them as characters they created.
    As many fans as the Freedom Fighters had and specifically as popular as Sally and Scourge got, there was probably always this disconnect Sega had with characters they had little hand in creating. There is probably a level of bias there.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Wildcat in New Pokémon Snap (Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch)   
    Growing up with Gen 1 for me was a mix of Pokemon Red, the cartoon, Pokemon Stadium, and Pokemon Snap. I also was a big fan of kids nature shows and documentaries, which is probably why I gravitated toward the nature photographer premise of Snap. I loved being able to traverse the tracks over and over to discover new ways to encounter the Pokemon - discovering how to make some Pokemon evolve, awakening the legendary birds in their eggs, finding how to make other Pokemon appear by taking certain pictures at specific moments, getting Pokemon to behave in certain ways either by leading them with apples or using the Pokeflute - there were so many different experiences crammed into that game. As much fun as I had battling with Pokemon in Red or Stadium, as a kid the Pokemon themselves were so cool that I just wanted to hang out with them. The Pokemon anime was a great example with that - getting to see Ash and the others interacting with their Pokemon and seeing their personality shine through. In Pokemon Snap, I got to experience that for myself, being the one in their environment and witnessing their idiosyncrasies. This trailer looks like a wonderful update on the visual front and I'm excited to play it! When it comes to Pokemon Snap, all I can really ask for is more. More tracks, more species, more items, etc. I've been waiting years for this announcement though so right now I'm still just super excited for the new game.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Bowbowis in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    People are literally dying right now due to the current administration's failure to properly address a pandemic. The administration that let kids die in cages. The administration that says we should copy China in appointing a president for life. The administration that is packing the courts with conservative judges which will prevent unbiased rulings for decades. The administration which consistently makes decisions which will permanently wreck both the environment and economic futures of this country and/or planet. The administration that is primarily delegated on twitter. The administration that is run by the leader and his children rather than qualified scientists or other experts. The administration that creates propaganda videos that play at news briefings. The administration that consistently admonishes the press for their existence. The administration that threatens other countries if they won't do it's dirty work. The administration that will block federal funding unless it includes money for a vanity project until a transportation emergency forces it's hand. The administration that wants to remove medical programs because of the person who initiated it. The administration that expects a check that doesn't even cover a month's rent in several cities keeping people with no income alive for 10 weeks. The administration that will delay the release of those checks so the leader can personally put his name on them. The administration who's leader was the third in history to be impeached. The administration that creates controversies at best constant chaos at worst on a daily basis so we've all lost track of them all by this point.
     
    You can say Joe Biden is a poor candidate and shouldn't be the nominee; I don't think many if anyone here will disagree with you. But to equate him with what you have to have lived with for the past nearly three and half years? To say you're fine with things continuing as they have because the alternative isn't ideal? I'm sorry, I can't respect that.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sequel Now In Development   
    Another character they might pick is Metal, since he could be added without needing to spend too much time developing a character unlike Amy or Knux - though I could totally see them too (maybe save Knux for a Sonic 3 if they want to imitate that like all the Tails Sonic 2 stuff they'll likely capitalize on in marketing).
    All I can say is, I had no idea how much I would like the first film so it's really exciting that I can look forward to the sequel! Will be an incredibly different experience than the "hype" for the first movie, and that's great!
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Jack out of the comics! in Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sequel Now In Development   
    Another character they might pick is Metal, since he could be added without needing to spend too much time developing a character unlike Amy or Knux - though I could totally see them too (maybe save Knux for a Sonic 3 if they want to imitate that like all the Tails Sonic 2 stuff they'll likely capitalize on in marketing).
    All I can say is, I had no idea how much I would like the first film so it's really exciting that I can look forward to the sequel! Will be an incredibly different experience than the "hype" for the first movie, and that's great!
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sequel Now In Development   
    Another character they might pick is Metal, since he could be added without needing to spend too much time developing a character unlike Amy or Knux - though I could totally see them too (maybe save Knux for a Sonic 3 if they want to imitate that like all the Tails Sonic 2 stuff they'll likely capitalize on in marketing).
    All I can say is, I had no idea how much I would like the first film so it's really exciting that I can look forward to the sequel! Will be an incredibly different experience than the "hype" for the first movie, and that's great!
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sequel Now In Development   
    Another character they might pick is Metal, since he could be added without needing to spend too much time developing a character unlike Amy or Knux - though I could totally see them too (maybe save Knux for a Sonic 3 if they want to imitate that like all the Tails Sonic 2 stuff they'll likely capitalize on in marketing).
    All I can say is, I had no idea how much I would like the first film so it's really exciting that I can look forward to the sequel! Will be an incredibly different experience than the "hype" for the first movie, and that's great!
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Sonic 30th predictions   
    It's seems crazy to me that the only console games released this current generation so far, as the PS5 and XBSX are soon approaching, have been Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces, Team Sonic Racing, and Mario & Sonic 2020. If we want to throw the Wii U in there due to it's short life span, we can also add Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic Lost World, Rise of Lyric, and Mario & Sonic 2014 and 2016. Nine games, three of them Mario & Sonic games, two of them car racing games from Sumo (only one of which is actually a Sonic title, not a Sega crossover that was also released on the 360 and PS3), and two of them being Rise of Lyric and Mania which were developed independently from Sonic Team. Generations turns 10 years old next year - between the 20th anniversary and the 30th anniversary Sonic Team's only main series games will have been Lost World and Forces; two of the most divisive to poorly received entries in the series after 06. I don't mean that to say Sonic Team is wrong to take their time before the next game launches, that would also be foolhardy. But saying "we need to slow down" when the series, in my eyes at least, has essentially ground to a halt already, paints a picture of a franchise that's essentially ready to be dormant - releasing new games during anniversaries to remind people it existed and not much else. I don't know, I'm only musing, but to me it just screams how unhealthy the brand is if Sega is saying "we're planning to take our time" when the last main series game Forces came out three years ago this fall. We've got the IDW comics and a potential movie sequel - I guess that's what's front and center for the brand for now.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from simtek34 in Sonic 30th predictions   
    It's seems crazy to me that the only console games released this current generation so far, as the PS5 and XBSX are soon approaching, have been Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces, Team Sonic Racing, and Mario & Sonic 2020. If we want to throw the Wii U in there due to it's short life span, we can also add Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic Lost World, Rise of Lyric, and Mario & Sonic 2014 and 2016. Nine games, three of them Mario & Sonic games, two of them car racing games from Sumo (only one of which is actually a Sonic title, not a Sega crossover that was also released on the 360 and PS3), and two of them being Rise of Lyric and Mania which were developed independently from Sonic Team. Generations turns 10 years old next year - between the 20th anniversary and the 30th anniversary Sonic Team's only main series games will have been Lost World and Forces; two of the most divisive to poorly received entries in the series after 06. I don't mean that to say Sonic Team is wrong to take their time before the next game launches, that would also be foolhardy. But saying "we need to slow down" when the series, in my eyes at least, has essentially ground to a halt already, paints a picture of a franchise that's essentially ready to be dormant - releasing new games during anniversaries to remind people it existed and not much else. I don't know, I'm only musing, but to me it just screams how unhealthy the brand is if Sega is saying "we're planning to take our time" when the last main series game Forces came out three years ago this fall. We've got the IDW comics and a potential movie sequel - I guess that's what's front and center for the brand for now.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Jack out of the comics! in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    Probably the comic. The Boom comic is very sparse on content, 11 issues - three of which were crossovers during Worlds Unite that barely count. Of the eight actual issues, the six Ian wrote were pretty decent, showing a good understanding of the characters and with humor that seemed actually funny to me, primarily meta humor and fourth wall gags. It's not really what I ask for in Sonic content, but was cute for what it was. Of the Freibergers' two issues, issue 11 was good, in large part due to Diana Skelly's art, while issue 5 was pretty meh. I actually like the story in Rise of Lyric, but I haven't played the game and am in no hurry to do so due to it's reputation.
    Other than that? There's a handful of good character designs - Sticks, Zoey, Perci, Lyric, Cliff, Q-N-C, and Nominatus - but otherwise and in general Boom was the one piece of the franchise I've never cared for. I hoped I would, I liked the trailers for Rise of Lyric promoting a 3-D platformer style that looked closer to the Adventure games than the Boost titles. And when we got our first bit of animation for the series being Sonic vs. Burnbot I was hopeful we were in for a fun kids action adventure series. But the game turned out to be an incredible disappointment to pretty much everyone and the TV series ended up being an unfunny sitcom about characters who were Sonic and Co. in name only, at least to my tastes. Am I sorry the sub-series is gone? I suppose I'm sorry for those did enjoy it, its existence didn't frustrate me or anything past that I wished something else was in its place. But I'm not going to miss it like say Sonic X or the Archie comics, that's for sure.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Cuz in Now that Sonic Boom is now confirmed to be dead, what was your favorite aspects of the sub-series?   
    Probably the comic. The Boom comic is very sparse on content, 11 issues - three of which were crossovers during Worlds Unite that barely count. Of the eight actual issues, the six Ian wrote were pretty decent, showing a good understanding of the characters and with humor that seemed actually funny to me, primarily meta humor and fourth wall gags. It's not really what I ask for in Sonic content, but was cute for what it was. Of the Freibergers' two issues, issue 11 was good, in large part due to Diana Skelly's art, while issue 5 was pretty meh. I actually like the story in Rise of Lyric, but I haven't played the game and am in no hurry to do so due to it's reputation.
    Other than that? There's a handful of good character designs - Sticks, Zoey, Perci, Lyric, Cliff, Q-N-C, and Nominatus - but otherwise and in general Boom was the one piece of the franchise I've never cared for. I hoped I would, I liked the trailers for Rise of Lyric promoting a 3-D platformer style that looked closer to the Adventure games than the Boost titles. And when we got our first bit of animation for the series being Sonic vs. Burnbot I was hopeful we were in for a fun kids action adventure series. But the game turned out to be an incredible disappointment to pretty much everyone and the TV series ended up being an unfunny sitcom about characters who were Sonic and Co. in name only, at least to my tastes. Am I sorry the sub-series is gone? I suppose I'm sorry for those did enjoy it, its existence didn't frustrate me or anything past that I wished something else was in its place. But I'm not going to miss it like say Sonic X or the Archie comics, that's for sure.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    People are literally dying right now due to the current administration's failure to properly address a pandemic. The administration that let kids die in cages. The administration that says we should copy China in appointing a president for life. The administration that is packing the courts with conservative judges which will prevent unbiased rulings for decades. The administration which consistently makes decisions which will permanently wreck both the environment and economic futures of this country and/or planet. The administration that is primarily delegated on twitter. The administration that is run by the leader and his children rather than qualified scientists or other experts. The administration that creates propaganda videos that play at news briefings. The administration that consistently admonishes the press for their existence. The administration that threatens other countries if they won't do it's dirty work. The administration that will block federal funding unless it includes money for a vanity project until a transportation emergency forces it's hand. The administration that wants to remove medical programs because of the person who initiated it. The administration that expects a check that doesn't even cover a month's rent in several cities keeping people with no income alive for 10 weeks. The administration that will delay the release of those checks so the leader can personally put his name on them. The administration who's leader was the third in history to be impeached. The administration that creates controversies at best constant chaos at worst on a daily basis so we've all lost track of them all by this point.
     
    You can say Joe Biden is a poor candidate and shouldn't be the nominee; I don't think many if anyone here will disagree with you. But to equate him with what you have to have lived with for the past nearly three and half years? To say you're fine with things continuing as they have because the alternative isn't ideal? I'm sorry, I can't respect that.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Johnny Boy in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    People are literally dying right now due to the current administration's failure to properly address a pandemic. The administration that let kids die in cages. The administration that says we should copy China in appointing a president for life. The administration that is packing the courts with conservative judges which will prevent unbiased rulings for decades. The administration which consistently makes decisions which will permanently wreck both the environment and economic futures of this country and/or planet. The administration that is primarily delegated on twitter. The administration that is run by the leader and his children rather than qualified scientists or other experts. The administration that creates propaganda videos that play at news briefings. The administration that consistently admonishes the press for their existence. The administration that threatens other countries if they won't do it's dirty work. The administration that will block federal funding unless it includes money for a vanity project until a transportation emergency forces it's hand. The administration that wants to remove medical programs because of the person who initiated it. The administration that expects a check that doesn't even cover a month's rent in several cities keeping people with no income alive for 10 weeks. The administration that will delay the release of those checks so the leader can personally put his name on them. The administration who's leader was the third in history to be impeached. The administration that creates controversies at best constant chaos at worst on a daily basis so we've all lost track of them all by this point.
     
    You can say Joe Biden is a poor candidate and shouldn't be the nominee; I don't think many if anyone here will disagree with you. But to equate him with what you have to have lived with for the past nearly three and half years? To say you're fine with things continuing as they have because the alternative isn't ideal? I'm sorry, I can't respect that.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Someguy in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    People are literally dying right now due to the current administration's failure to properly address a pandemic. The administration that let kids die in cages. The administration that says we should copy China in appointing a president for life. The administration that is packing the courts with conservative judges which will prevent unbiased rulings for decades. The administration which consistently makes decisions which will permanently wreck both the environment and economic futures of this country and/or planet. The administration that is primarily delegated on twitter. The administration that is run by the leader and his children rather than qualified scientists or other experts. The administration that creates propaganda videos that play at news briefings. The administration that consistently admonishes the press for their existence. The administration that threatens other countries if they won't do it's dirty work. The administration that will block federal funding unless it includes money for a vanity project until a transportation emergency forces it's hand. The administration that wants to remove medical programs because of the person who initiated it. The administration that expects a check that doesn't even cover a month's rent in several cities keeping people with no income alive for 10 weeks. The administration that will delay the release of those checks so the leader can personally put his name on them. The administration who's leader was the third in history to be impeached. The administration that creates controversies at best constant chaos at worst on a daily basis so we've all lost track of them all by this point.
     
    You can say Joe Biden is a poor candidate and shouldn't be the nominee; I don't think many if anyone here will disagree with you. But to equate him with what you have to have lived with for the past nearly three and half years? To say you're fine with things continuing as they have because the alternative isn't ideal? I'm sorry, I can't respect that.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Âmesang in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sure, but that risks killing a lot of physical sales - which comic shops across the country depend on for their livelihood. Diamond essentially potentially mortally wounded the direct market for comics so publishers like IDW are scrambling to try and save it.
    The situation currently going on is more an issue within the comics industry and it's established system and preserving the status quo.
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