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  1. I'm sorry, I know it's been several pages, and it's an age old argument since the game came out, but How is a story with sudden confused, bitter arguing over a lack of communication between the two main characters, plot points that prove no one to be right, drama that could have been removed from the story entirely and the end result would have been the same, all capped off with a "it's cool bro" hand-wave apology at the end... somehow have a story worth telling, or even a "healthy relationship" between Sonic and Tails... But a cartoon where an Ego boosted Sonic takes a kid under his wing, a slightly insecure Tails gets begrudgingly jealous and misinterprets the situation, but they both support each other until Tails' insecurity is ultimately invalidated with an earnest and reaffirming heart-to-heart from Sonic... is somehow worthless to the plot, and an unhealthy relationship??? Honestly I was pretty surprised at how this episode turned out; based off of what I've seen of OK KO, flanderization for the sake of character conflict kinda seemed to be it's shtick episode-to-episode, and with the clip we got I expected them to go all in on the jealousy/ego angle. I was expecting some good references, jokes, and animation here and there, but I wasn't expecting to actually enjoy the characterization as much as I did. The way Sonic is still a good-natured guy with an attitude, but with a side of ego that can misguide his judgement from time-to-time, and Tails behaving more of a sidekick than he's usually portrayed in the main series after Adventure, but his resulting insecurities and friendship with Sonic making him feel more independent and fleshed out simultaneously, and the way the two bounce off each other as a result... I dunno, I just really like it is all. The way KO switched gears to fanboy over Tails at the end, leading to Sonic impatiently yawning when KO uses his "Way past cool" catchphrase to describe Tails... it might be seen as mean-spirited, but that's a pretty neat layer to something that's always been a part of Sonic's character, but never acknowledged in-universe for what it is. Would be kinda cool if it could be explored in other situations entirely, honestly. Oh and the Knuckles cameo joke ended me, not gonna lie. If it had just been another "Knuckles got tricked, huh? You don't say..." joke I probably wouldn't have laughed, but the one-two punch of revealing how he got tricked, and their subsequent reactions, it's like they treated it as a subversion of a long-running gag for a series the episode was never a part of, and that's hilarious imo
  2. Catching bits and pieces of E3 so far. BotW sequel is cool so soon, but I'm worried it might not be that thematically distinct if it's using the same aesthetic and overworld as BotW tbh. Best case I can think of is if a majority of it takes place underground, while the overworld is re-contextualized into a horror/survival angle with undead invading/a heavier atmosphere, but eeeeh... I dunno. Feels like it'd be better suited as $40 DLC than an entirely new game for now tbh

    On the other hand UNDERGROUND EXPLORATION BABY

    EXACTLY what I felt BotW needed more of. If it is reusing the overworld, I hope Hyrule has been razed all over the place, rather than only under Hyrule Castle. Finding underground caves/ancient temples in inconspicuous places is my jaaaaam

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Being fair, MM started as an expansion for OoT

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I'm just praying them reusing assets and the engine from botw leads to a much shorter dev time.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      I also hope that they go wild af with the story and stuff since all the asset creation is already finished.

  3. Why is Promare Japan-only rn aaaaaaa I want to watch it so BAD

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      whaaaat

      ugh, i really want to see this, i'll even take it subbed if that's what it takes to see it in theatres

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Your best bet is flying over there for that tbh, I don't expect this to hit theaters outside Japan in any form. Only big names like Dragon Ball and Ghibli ever hit the big screen in limited runs, yeah?

      The fact that there's basically nothing close to an effort to localize anything, even the trailers, is what's driving me up the wall rn. Even the anime community itself doesn't seem to care about this enough to make their own fan-subs of trailers or anything. It's killing meeeeeee...

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Being by the same director and screenwriter who made Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, I am baffled that this movie is barely getting any traction. I'd trust the two of them to make a fun and satisfying movie, but I haven't got the chance to watch it in the first place

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      if we respected animation over here in the west instead of treating it as kiddie fare to babysit toddlers then maybe we'd be getting Promare and other anime releases that aren't shonen jump-based or Ghibli. [/salt]

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      this is like if the wonderful 101 did cocaine with gurren lagann

    6. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Ferno, place the blame on the movie's publisher deciding not to release the movie outside of Japan :V

      Localisers need permission from the publisher to do their work. As of right now, it's been decided to only be distributed in Japan.

    7. Ferno

      Ferno

      I mean like, just in general tho

    8. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      If my local theatre can play some Fate:stay-whatever weeb shit, I'm sure we can get Promare if other countries got the distribution rights.

    9. TCB

      TCB

      I expect the eventual Fuimantion Bluray release in 2025 at the latest, 2022 at the earliest then 

    10. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Studio Trigger's work is usually done by Aniplex, not Funimation.

    11. TCB

      TCB

      Oh riiiiiiight

      So the wait is probably even longer.

    12. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      The trailer shows Toho is the publisher at the jump guys :V

      Also ended up finding a bunch of stuff that I can hopefully gnaw my teeth on for now, like the opening five minutes of the movie:

       

      The first fight scene in the movie:

      Most of the OST:

      And even a ten-minute prequel setting up the main cast:

      ...

      Nope, that just made it even worse

      AAAAaAAAAAaaaAAAAAAAA LET ME WATCH YOUR SHIT JAPAN

    13. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      oh, if it's toho, then funimation will definitely do it

      and watching all those videos dID NOT HELP WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT

  4. Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
  5. Alright, it's gonna keep me up until the sun rises, but I got tickets for Endgame the day it comes out! I'll be on the cutting-edge of the discussio

    Also me: *sleeps for two days straight from exhaustion*

  6. Yeah idk, these shorts are all in good fun and the fun to be had with them is great, even the obligatory meme faces, but I got a nagging feeling in the back of my head that this sorta showcases, at least for me, that the cast just doesn't work as well in pantomime situations as they did in Mania Adventures. Not in this animation/storytelling style, at least. When one of the Adventures characters stands still for a while, or makes a dorky, scrunched up face, alright, they come off as adorable, it works. When Overdrive characters do the same, it feels somewhat off, dorky in a less endearing way, and kinda hollow in a way. It makes for a much less endearing short where the entire idea is to be endearing, but it also feels like it raises fundamental differences between what the two styles can offer in terms of entertainment. It could probably just be the animation and pacing in general, though. The main thing that carries over well is Knuckles' exaggerated expressions, that stuff was all great. They all feel like the only "emotion" that really translate well to these shorts without feeling tepid, in all honestly. Maybe the cast and animation just needs to be a touch more exaggerated or energetic for them to work?
  7. Meanwhile I'm over here watching Ant Man and the Wasp. More of the same, but I loved the first Ant Man so that's fine by me. For me they're the only actually good-feel movies of the marvel series; nothing too serious, and over the top for the sake of it, with a side of wholesome. Just what the doctor ordered, and it's nice to watch a Marvel movie where I can expect and embrace the cheesy wit/jokes, rather than begrudgingly dread how it might pop it's head around the corner the second it doesn't need to exist.

    Now, on to the big guns...

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Well, fun and innocent until the last 5 minutes lol

    2. Red

      Red

      Captain Marvel was that movie for me. Young Nick Fury and Goose made that film. And I loved the scenes on the ship.

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      The first Guardians of the Galaxy gives me a happy warm glow every time I see it. 

  8. Chair: *stubs my toe*

    Me:

     

  9. Sonic rehashes level tropes: where's the ORIGINALITY

    Kirby rehashes the first world every game: wheeeeee 

     

    Sonic does Monster of the Week: this is so lame WHERES EGGMAN

    Kirby does Monster of the Week: Holy crap this boss is so dark and even better than the last one!

     

    Shadow gets a gun: Ruined FOREVER

    Kirby gets a gun: 8DDDDDD

     

     

    The moral of this story is why can't Sonic fans be more like Kirby fans more often

    They have so much fun and we don't it's not fair

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Kirby is a more erotic series so his fans are less sexually repressed

    2. TCB

      TCB

      Yeah join the cool kirb club 

    3. Polkadi~☆
    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      Kirby games are good 

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Kirby games is like Butterbeer. Sonic is like Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.

    6. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      When Kirby does it it's actually good and justified where as when Sonic does these things it's gimmicky and poorly explained in the story and people wouldn't complain as much if Sonic's games were decent to begin with.

    7. Milo

      Milo

      it's almost as if the context for how franchises handles certain things and how their respective audiences respond to those certain things actually varies from series to series

    8. TCB

      TCB

      Oh Deleter got the point he's just lamenting how good we got it sometimes 

  10. Thinking about how Facebook's status bar asks, "What's on your mind?" then stopping ten words into my answer, realizing Facebook is made for everything but what's on my mind

    Why are you like this

  11. Y'know, Infinity War is pretty much the only reason I find myself caring about the MCU as a larger whole, looking back on it. With how many directors and directions each movie tended to have, it always felt like retcon was more inherent to the series than any real follow-through for the overarching plot, despite throwing in good ideas here and there that are mostly glossed over. But the way IW basically cherry picks every idea and direction that can work as a continuous narrative, ignores the rest, and builds it's entire identity as a climax around that and that alone... Almost makes the series work well enough, in spite of it all?

    I'll always heavily prefer a tightly planned epic sprawling across multiple books/movies/seasons at the end of the day, but still, for a movie series that shouldn't work that well with how spitball it has been with its planning and management, it's pretty cool to see it coming together as neatly as Infinity War is pulling it off... even if it retcons things in the process as well...

    *cough*whathappenedtoassholethanos*cough*

  12. So the next Trigger anime is basically Rescue Heroes/Bots/any other campy preschool rescue shows, but mecha and on crack?

    Obligatory action figures/toys or I riot, Toho

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Now this is a movie I can get behind.

      AND IT COMES OUT NEXT MONTH?!

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      > Movie

      ... O-oh... Right...

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      Real talk a tightly made movie with a high budget really won't be bad at all, but still... Kinda disappointing after assuming there'd be an entire TV series around this premise, instead

    3. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      misread it as "tigger movie"

  13. Okay but what if the movie explains away the alien/dimension premise by taking SEGA's own "two worlds" narrative they now swear up and down by and running with it What then
  14. What Sonic comics

    You mean Megadrive

    Or the new IDW series

    What's an Archie

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      That Megaman Crossover.

  15. The real reason Sony keeps shutting down their online servers is to create brief artificial demand for the poor regulars who have no one to play with in their favorite but dying games

    Bless PS+ for enabling Sony to provide us with such effective services such as this 🙏 🙏 🙏

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Driveclub of all games seems so random to shut down.

  16. Dark Souls has always interested me because of the world design and difficulty/content, but offput me with the plodding movement speed and clunky-looking dodge roll mechanics

    Idk how similar the two are at the end of the day, but looking at even just a few minutes of Sekiro, it looks like it fixes all those problems for me and then some, hot dang. The different combat and movement styles along with the grapple feature almost make me want to play the game for that alone, even. Guess it says a lot about my priorities when I find anything short of a swift sprint, swinging, or grinding on something to be an instant turn off, though, lmao...

  17. After re-obsessing about it after the labo VR trailer dropped, I managed to snag all three labo kits for only $60 with a target deal. It's been several days and suddenly I don't feel even the slightest urge to open them in the first place

     

    Why do I do things

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      You have a love of cardboard? :U

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I really want to try Labo. 

      I really do not want to own any Labo.

    3. Shiroi

      Shiroi

      Do you own a cat? I'm sure they'd appreciate Labo very much ^^

      @Blue Blood Pretty much how I feel about VR.

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Nevermind I let my youngest siblings open and build them instead and we've been having a blast with just the RC cars for the past hour or so

      Impulse purchase redeemed 🤘

  18. <<tweet>>
     
    We have arson and suspected homicide on central, repeat, arson and suspected homicide on central, please advise
    1. TCB

      TCB

      RhgFFfP.gif

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Welp lol

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      yep, that gets a solid "fuck off" from me webber

      also

       

    4. SupahBerry
    5. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      So are they gonna make sure they credit the artist or are they going to do another "don't know who made this but you're great!"

    6. Sean

      Sean

      That guy responded to Webber in the best possible way

  19. Blitzing a terrorist base with missiles while blowing up tanks ala IM1

    Suddenly knocked out of the sky by a rival mech suit

    Casually shuffling through an AC/DC playlist to set the stage for a showdown in the flaming carnage

     

    It's RIGHT THERRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE

  20. A tech demo is good and all, but

    Iron Man VR

    IRON. MAN. VR.

     

    WHY IS THAT JUST A TECH DEMO?!? Come ON that's a legitimate killer app for VR entirely right there, make a full-on AAA action game like an actual MCU Iron Man movie out of it!?!? Gonna let that just one slip by you, Sony??? I-Ju-MMMMMMCOMEON.

  21. JlIJGqa.jpg

    "Hot off the heels of instant classics like the POWER GLOVE and ET: THE VIDEO GAME...!"

     

    It's happening folks

    Google's killing off the gaming industry, once and for all

    We can finally rest

    1. TCB

      TCB

      You mean they re saving it 

    2. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Did they seriously find nothing note worthy of the 90s period of games to justify skipping 17 years in history?

       

      On the other hand, them calling attention to the Switch is interesting.

    3. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      @TCB From itself yes

    4. RosaRosaRosalina

      RosaRosaRosalina

      took them fuckin' long enough

  22. the real battle royal is the sonic fandom we're a part of along the way

  23. Stuff like this really highlights how important Sonic's silhouette is to the design, imo. When every blade is crafted to run flat and parallel to the others, it looks jagged and great, whereas the more three-dimensional rigidity or freedom there is... it just looks like a starfish head at most angles. Strange at best, and gross at worst. ... That applies to the entire comparison we have here, of course, but still. :V Just something that this comparison really highlights well in my eyes, at least.
  24. On one hand, the face on it's own is probably the best outcome I could see happening, so that's... alright, I guess. No bug eyes, hallelujah! On the other hand Oh Oh no
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