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  1. Is debug mode possible in Mania's Encore mode?

  2. Red

    Sonic Mania Adventures (Part 5 Available Now)

    Did anyone notice the OVA callback with Tails? Tails used a handheld thing to try and get the upperhand over Metal Sonic once before.
  3. Red

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I buy my digital copies directly from the IDW website. They have a PDF option and I'm able to to read the books in my browser.
  4. Mania Plus releases in Australia tomorrow. Will the digital update + DLC go live then as well? Or do I have to wait for Wednesday? I've decided to cancel my physical copy and just upgrade my digital version.
  5. Red

    Pokemon Anime General Discussion

    Where the hell did you get that idea? This movie has absolutely nothing to do with Sun and Moon at all. All it said was that in the past few years every season of anime has had the supporting cast revolve around Ash too much. He's always in the spotlight even when things aren't even about him. This movie takes a new direction in that Ash isn't in the spotlight as much. He's more of a supporting character so all the other Trainers get the spotlight and their own development. Characters have had lives before they met Ash but for the past few years they forgot all about that life and became self absorbed around Ash too much. This movie (And Sun and Moon) makes it a point to give them spotlight without making them Ash's bitch all the time.Their past life isn't forgotten about in the slightest and Ash doesn't feel like he's hogging up the screen time too much. This movie sounds like the breath of fresh air the movies have been needing for a long time.
  6. I would love another Modern 2D side series. I miss the Advance and Rush era of games. If the 3D games wants to focus on solo-Sonic, then at least give us a side-series built by another company. Just keep Dimps away from the series this time.
  7. I picked up Octopath Traveler today for the Switch. Haven't played the demos at all so basically going in blind!

    1. Pawn

      Pawn

      I'm collecting mine soon! While I'm not normally into turn-based RPGs, the recent demo got me hooked.

  8. Red

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Something neat: On the control panel, the buttons on the left side resemble those of a Dreamcast controller and the ones on the right resemble a MegaDrive/Genesis!
  9. Red

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I liked this issue a lot. I loved how Sonic poked holes in Shadow's logic. As for the mystery villain...
  10. Red

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th)

    Smash Fans are literally the worst. We literally just got Ridley that fans have been wanting for ages. So when Sakurai finally throws us a bone and makes him playable. they spit back in his face because they wanted Waluigi instead. Talk about ungrateful.
  11. The danger mouse reboot is very good. Probably one of the few that's actually entertaining without straying too far from the original.  

    1. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      I tried to like it but got put off by it. Liked the first episode but when they focused on "perfect" Squackencluck (or whatever her name was), it really put me off. Having a main female character? That's fine. Having someone who moans/critical about the rest of the cast and is kinda a Mary Sue? Nope. They also made Danger Mouse a bit stupidier and sometimes it was hard to tell the difference between him and Penfold. Animation though is miles better than the original. At least it wasn't copy and paste like most of the series and got dodgy by its last season when they tried to do new poses.

      The DuckTales reboot strangely enough suffer from the exact same issues except the animation that was decent to begin with.

  12. How do you get over anxiety? I've had it ever since I had an emotional break down over 2 weeks ago and it hasn't gone away since. I'm just over it. I'm an emotional mess.

    1. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      I know that feeling. It isn't easy getting over anxiety, especially when it happens so often. Do you know any certain things that may cause you to be anxious? 

    2. Kiah

      Kiah

      Have you talked to anyone about what’s going on with you? Getting your thoughts out-even if it’s simply writing them down is imperative. 

      Are you engaging in exercise? I have found taking a walk has proved to be very helpful and relaxing as well as being able to collect my thoughts. Also engage in deep breathing and surround yourself in calming elements such as music and imagery. 

      There’s more suggestions out there but I’d thought I give you a few of them. I’m sorry about your emotional breakdown and I hope you recover and are feeling better very soon.

       

    3. bmn

      bmn

      Anxiety and depression are really personal things, what works for one may not work for another. There's never a bad time to try to improve things though, it's often best to try to nip mental problems in the bud before they get out of hand.

       

      2 weeks is pretty early, so Kiah's advice is probably the best right now. Exercise is absolutely massive for mental health, it can't be overestimated. Doesn't matter what it is, get out and do something ;)

       

      The most successful type of therapy today is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which (in simple terms) is about examining the triggering thoughts in detail, coming up with rebuttals (realistic and truthful ones) to the exaggerated negativity in those thoughts, and employing them whenever your anxiety appears. It's in contrast to the old-style "talking about your past" type of therapy, and also to avoidance strategies like positive thinking and ignoring thoughts. CBT works best for things you can put into words, and which are either overblown or have real-world solutions, but it's a harder time dealing with things like existential anxiety.

      CBT's traditionally a talking therapy (with a lot of homework!), with all the costs/waiting involved with that. In the last few years though, a lot of organisations have diversified in how they offer it. Here in the UK for example, you'll usually be offered a choice between traditional therapy (long waiting list), phone therapy (moderate), group sessions (short) or a pretty comprehensive online self-help system (immediate) with a supervisor you can message. It's worth looking into, and in the meantime there are some free self-help guides, such as these ones.

       

      One of the easiest things you can try is mindfulness meditation, which is along the same lines as CBT and often done at the same time. It's a type of meditation where you open yourself up to your thoughts and senses (or subsets of them), and try to be consciously aware of individual things, without getting caught up in any particular thing. The aim is to become more mentally connected to your body and the world around you, and to more naturally be able to understand and accept negative thoughts rather than be affected by them. At the very least, it's good for getting your thoughts in order and calming yourself down!

      There are a lot of resources for mindfulness (and meditation in general), including apps such as Headspace and 10% Happier. Most of these are freemium and offer a taster, but there's some free stuff out there too, like UCLA's guided meditations, and this very in-depth course that is somewhat like a CBT course.

       

      The other option is, of course, medication. This has improved a lot in recent years for anxiety in particular - there have been new drugs like escitalopram (brand name Lexapro) released which have fewer side effects, a shorter onset period (2 weeks on average IIRC), and particularly-strong efficacy against anxiety. They're used for relatively minor mental illness more often now, since they'll often stop it from getting worse, and it's a lot less painful to taper off from a smaller dose than from a big one. They can be pretty rough during that initial period though.

      Antidepressants are best used for particularly bad anxiety or depression, where brain chemistry is the actual source of the illness, or where therapy isn't effective for whatever reason. If possible, the aim is not to stay on them for an extended period, but to get you over the hump, give you half a year or so to recover (and to make improvements to your life, make progress with therapy etc.), then taper off and eventually discontinue the drug. It's important to understand that they're not about changing the thoughts you have; they're about stopping you from having the despair/panic response that the thoughts trigger, which gives you mental space to get better at handling the thoughts themselves.

       

      Either way, if you're legitimately a mess, definitely talk to your doctor about it. No matter what you decide, do something! Anxiety doesn't need to be part of your life.

  13. Are Pontaff writing the dialogue for Team Sonic Racing? It sure looks like it.

  14. Red

    What’s your favorite 2018 E3 game?

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses - All I wanted was a glimpse at FE Switch this E3 and I finally got it. I'm so glad we finally got to see it! Smash Ultimate - So glad to see the entire FE cast back and no cuts! DMC 5 - The most surprising announcement for me. I'm glad the REAL DMC is back, no more dumb edgy reboots with poor taste!
  15. You have no idea how thrilled it makes me to see Robin back in Smash and in glorious HD. Can't wait to main him!

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      PLAYING AS SMOL BIRB EYE C!

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