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Blacklightning

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  1. best spell

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      That was magical

  2. You know what the ultimate movie easter egg would be

    Finally making Chao in Space for real as an opening short.

  3. have you ever shat so hard you pissed

    1. TCB

      TCB

      aren't you supposed to be a mod

  4. SUPER

    HOT

    1. Panda Claus
    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      So a full lengh version of the Rolling Ball levels from Mario Galaxy?

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    oh my god

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      So we've finally found Sonic's answer to 7 Grand Dad?

    2. Harkofthewaa

      Harkofthewaa

      Was the prototype called CD Obama?

    3. Winter Spirit Ultima

      Winter Spirit Ultima

      Obama chuckled. You mean the chaos emeralds?

  6. Sometimes I wonder why kids always seem so much more energetic than everyone else, then I remember most of the world simply isn't built around them - everyone else takes bigger strides than they do, stairs are like minature obstacle courses to them and they're encouraged to spend their play time in playgrounds which in turn encourage them to climb just about anything with footholds. Then I wonder how much better off we would be as a race if we had to climb waist high stairs our whole lives.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      They're also still growing and simply have more energy to expend due to it compared to their size.

      also, they don't have to pay taxes. that'd put a spring into anyone's step

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      they puttin caffeine in the milk

    3. Milo

      Milo

      @Ferno actually, we've stopped giving today's kids milk. we just feed them coffee nowadays.

      although some of us at least add milk to the coffee first

  7. ah yes

    pump action MP5s

    that was a thing

  8. latest?cb=20111106063247
    God is just dog spelt backwards.

    Chip is a dog.

    Chip is also a god.

    1. Shaddy Zaphod
    2. Osmium
    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      What do you get if cross an agnostic, an insomniac and someone that has dyslexia?

      A person that lays awake at night wondering whether or not there is a dog.

  9. https://i.imgur.com/hYENm2X.mp4

    you spin me right round baby

    1. SaturnWolf

      SaturnWolf

      I choked on my drink seeing those few frames the intro from Advance 3 seeped in

  10. I felt genuine disgust when Bethesda tried to take credit for inventing Wolfenstein 3D, live on stage. Like, I watched the Devolver Digital conference afterwards, with all it's blood and gore and puke and seizure inducing screen scrambling, and that still filled me with less disgust than Bethesda trying to take all the credit for what was provably ID software's work alone.

    Do they think people were born yesterday or something...? Okay in hindsight these idiots cheering on Elder Scrolls Blades probably gave them that exact impression. Nevermind then.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      These audiences have become organic sitcom laughtracks.

    2. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      I swear that audience had to be pay for. I refuse to believe people would not only praise Blades, but fucking Fallout

    3. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      @Ryannumber1gamer To be fair it is actually standard practice for comedians to hire people to laugh at all their jokes regardless of their actual humor, and for live performers in general to hire people to clap for them no matter what. Only theatre seems to be the exception, but even then family and friends of the actors are often offered free seats to shows— a gesture extended in part because family and friends will reliably and proudly support the actors they’re associated with for free. 

      It’s supposed to influence people’s perceptions of the performance and provide the audience a cue for how and when to react. But when done wrong or with a performance that is simply too bad or offensive to sugarcoat, the audience may as well be voicing for a parody of the Big Bang Theory, because their reactions sound canned, detached, and inappropriate. The paid audience members will laugh at set-ups, clap for terrible visuals, etc. in a way that just makes them not believable as happy fans or even curious outsiders.

  11. Random shower thought - it's kinda crazy in hindsight how much the original hype around the Sonic movie's director mirrors the introduction of Pontac and Graff. The guy behind the Deadpool film, using a style of humour that doesn't really work that well without extreme violence and adult humour to juxtapose it... versus the guys behind Happy Tree Friends, using a style of humour that doesn't really work that well without extreme violence and adult humour to juxtapose it.

    Shit, maybe next time we'll get Seth Rogan on board and make it a hat trick.

    1. Milo

      Milo

      I see your point, but it’s worth noting Tim Miller stepped away from directing the film. Jeff Fowler is the director (although Miller has remained on the project as an executive producer).

  12. til gamefreak wants you to sleep with your pokemon

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    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      Inb4Lopunny

    2. Polkadi~☆
    3. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      That's not even the worst part.

      That Gardevoir only knows Rest, Sleep Talk, and Snore.

      You'll be lucky to get ANY sleep with that racket in the background!

  13. Having finally found some time to buy TSR and play some story mode, two big gripes on my mind.

    - The events that aren't just plain racing are even worse than ASRT's, and that's fucking saying a lot. At least ASRT's were creative, even if they were tedious and annoying - TSR treats you like a fucking idiot if you're not snaking 99.99% of the time, on a level you can't concievably have attained by the time these missions start popping up, and attempting to play them only leaves me struggling to understand where the fuck exactly you're supposed to get that many points from in some of them (seriously, how the shit do you win Daredevil?).

    - The Wisps should not have been in this game. I don't mean that in the usual sense, IE they were stale and overdone even when Lost World did it and don't fit into the game setting - this is a spinoff so I'm willing to grant it more leeway on that. Pick an item, any item from the first two All Star Racing games - nine times out of ten, they'll have a unique colour and unique shape that's usually self-evident as to their function even from your peripheral vision. Example: The obligatory speed boost item in ASRT is a bright purple arrow shape that is identical to the grounded boost pads that perform the same function.

    Wisps don't do that. For starters a lot of them depend on having prior knowledge as to what their original function was, which you stand a pretty good chance of not having because the Wisp games are spread out across like 5 different fucking platforms and often have exclusive wisps to one another, and that's if they even follow them (Eagle comes to mind). Next, a lot of them look fucking identical out of the corner of my eye, and I'm sick of having to just guess whether I just picked up Rocket or Burst because I can't take my eyes off the road, and the same again for Bomb and Void. And lastly, they're basically just... things with no self-evident shape even taking all of that into account, and with the exception of Cube and Ghost they have a really hard time standing out from one another. What should have been a cute stylistic choice has instead just been hours of confusion for me and they honestly would have been much better off just doing items from scratch like the other Sumo titles.

    But hey for what it's worth the racing itself is really nice and the team mechanics are a huge breath of fresh air in what could otherwise have been another shameless Mario Kart clone. I kinda wish drift boosting didn't feel so weak compared to slingshotting, but honestly I can't tell whether that's because I'm doing them wrong or because of my character choices (they've all been Technique racers so far). Hopefully people are still playing it online by the time I'm done with story.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Some of the Wisp icons may be confusing (burst and rocket are mentioned a lot), but i personally don't have this issue. The game also includes tutorials and an in game manual (plus loading screen tutorials) to explain the functions of them all. In terms of functions, I can't agree that they're confusing or poorly conveyed to the player. Maybe not as obvious as the example you mentioned regarding boosts, but it takes only a short while to learn what things do. If you were to play Mario Kart for the first time with only some prior knowledge of regular Mario games, you'd expect Mushrooms to make you grow and the difference between green shells and red shells wouldn't be at all obvious. 

      The non-racing missions are really poorly designed. They basically all are drifting challenges. When it comes to daredevil (the worst of the worst), you have to drift through the gates as close to the star post as possible, but without actually hitting the star post. The yellow side grants you points, the red side grants you points and a multiplier. The closer you get to the star post, the more points you get. IIRC there's only one mandatory daredevil challenge. It took me an age to get through. In videos I've watched on YouTube, I've seen a number of people not read the instructions on the race intro. Dunno if that applies to you, but... Read them.

    2. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      I think the item confusion is bunk too. It takes only a trivial knowledge of kart racers to figure out what each one does. You only have to throw 1 or two rockets to realize its purpose. And if for some reason you still cant figure it out, the loading screens baby feed you that info, the manual included with the game describes every wisp and half of them do some variation of what they do in franchise anyway.

      Its not rocket science. Mario Kart has been around long enough that anyone should be able to instantly figure out how to use eagle once they've gotten their hands on it once or twice.

    3. JezMM

      JezMM

      Definitely agree on Burst and Rocket but that's it unfortunately, Blue Blood's Mario Kart comparison is very apt regarding the items. I get where folks are coming from because when I first started the game I was kinda bad at it and impatient to gain the same level of familiarity that I have with Mario Kart when it comes to the items, but I knew I'd get there after an hour or two.

       

      But yeah the daredevil missions suck and the obsession with drifting to gain bonus points in all but the destruction missions is annoying.

    4. Soniman

      Soniman

      Yeah the wisps came to me pretty easily after a bit. A quick glance is all I need to understand what it does which is pat the course for all power up using kart racers 

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    I should probably make an art thread.

  15. FNDJjNh.png

    Sire, I bring terrible news! Sonic the Hedgehog tanked hard!

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    Wait, do you mean the Genesis game, the 360 game or the movie?

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    ...yes.

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    Friggin' smartass.

    1. Ryannumber1Santa

      Ryannumber1Santa

      latest?cb=20120719001003

      "By the way sir, Lord Frieza of Paramount called, said they've gotta talk to ya about some kinda movie design. Sounds like a deal all the fans will get a kick out of"

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    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Cursed 

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      maybe they should've just given him real/rocket racoon styled eyes after all

    3. Ruomarta

      Ruomarta

      Why thank you @Blacklightning. Thank you for the nightmares.

    4. Celestia

      Celestia

      tbh that's more or less how I was expecting Pikachu to look before we saw anything of the movie.

    5. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      So I guess we're firing Blacklightning

    6. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      ...I've gotta be honest. That top one kinda reminded me of this:

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    7. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Glad I’m not the only one who thought of that

  17. I really need that 0:52 bit as a gif

    1. Panda Claus

      Panda Claus

      “Ahhh...meme”

      Also here you go

      2-B49-B8-C6-DE99-4-A8-A-AFEF-A3-EB43-A94

  18. Hey if movie adaptations of Pokemon spinoffs are allowed to look this awesome can we get a Mystery Dungeon movie next

    please

  19. Until now I did not think it was possible to get physically sick watching a film trailer.

  20. jpg

    wankslap

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i have no idea what this post means, and i'm too scared to ask

  21. Let's just be honest with ourselves and say it's happy discount chocolate day.

    1. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      True. Very true.

    2. TCB

      TCB

      Can't wait for discounted chocolate day on November 1st too

    3. JezMM

      JezMM

      Jesus on the cross be like "Hang in there J-dog they'll still all appreciate this 2000 years from now, definitely"

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      But I don't like copious amounts of chocolate. 

  22. I'm really struggling to imagine what anyone was expecting from this

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Banality doesn’t make it okay regardless 

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Hey man, some people still have faith in Nintendo when they're outside their (smallaf) wheelhouse. I envy them.

  23. speedrunning.flv

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I can't believe how accurate that entire thing was.

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      All it's missing is insta-shield spamming

  24. come shun the fun dumb bum rum pun

  25. Alright guys, I don't wanna be that guy that hates people having fun, but this RPing has been taking up the better part of two pages and the joke's well and truly run its course. Can you guys knock it off?

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      It is getting a bit overwhelming lol,  I think they're done though

    2. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      I’m pretty much trying to wrap it up tbh since I’m back to normal and everything.

    3. Dr. Christmas Mike

      Dr. Christmas Mike

      Yeah, we were just getting to the climax. XD

    4. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Just about to.

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I agree. It became stupid long ago, and I even said as such.

      Let's stop.

    6. Dr. Christmas Mike

      Dr. Christmas Mike

      Right. I agree. Eggman's lost.

    7. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I didn't say wrap up, I said stop. Christ almighty.

    8. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I'll admit that it's hard to think of something for everyone to do for April Fools day in general and not make it get on everyone else's nerves.

       Since the whole point of April Fools is to, you know, get on everyone's nerves? So we're wrapped up now.

    9. Dr. Christmas Mike

      Dr. Christmas Mike

      I apologize. Thank you for putting up with that for as long as you did. It was nice being a child for a day. I probably won't participate in something like that again but I'm grateful I got to once. 

    10. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Wow. I guess mods only exist to ruin fun after all.

    11. Dr. Christmas Mike

      Dr. Christmas Mike

      @PublicEnemy1 Don't say that. The Rp WAS getting out of hand. And they let us go on far longer than necessary. 

    12. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I don't give a shit what you think fun is if it's going to be at the rest of the board's expense, and that's all I'm going to say about that. Move along, everyone. I don't want to have to issue suspensions for the rest of the day if any of you are going to be so openly flippant about it.

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