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    FriendBot reacted to Badnik Mechanic in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    lol wut.
    1: The Sly Cooper TV Show has nothing to do with Sonic.
    2: The Sly Cooper movie has nothing to do with Sonic.
    3: The movie was announced BEFORE any production started... so no you have not waited that long at all.
    4: They have not said the movie would be a Dark Knight style movie treatment, that was a rumour which was never confirmed.
    5: They have not said anything about a sequel to the movie at all.
    And right before I was going to press....
    6: Sonic Forces' graphics department has nothing to do with the movie.
    7: Goosebumps 2 has nothing to do with the Sonic movie.
     
    Holy fuckballs, so much speculation based on utterly nothing.
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    FriendBot reacted to Forte-Metallix in ScrewAttack's "Death Battle" Series   
    The best Sonic character returns to Death Battle, ready to put the most overrated Capcom hero back into his grave for good:
    6/14/17: Mega Man now has to battle a new Robot Master: Bomb(er) Man!
    6/28/17: In the more heroic corner, Wily's masterpiece is preparing to turn that malicious robo-hog into scrap:
    7/5/17: At long last, the battle to determine the most powerful robot in video games has arrived!
     
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    FriendBot reacted to Sonictrainer in Sonic Mania: Extra Life Sonic 26th Anniversary Livestream Fundraiser Steam Giveaway   
    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=34795
     
     
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    FriendBot reacted to Zippo in Taxman Gives More Details on How Mania Actually Started   
    A lot of this wasn't known before, so I figured I would make a thread about it:
    https://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=35709&st=5370
    "Mania's dev story is pretty neat actually, and I'm sure we'll discuss it in the fullness of time but the short of it is this:
    Our initial proposal was actually to do a rather modest little original 2D game & bundle in the remasters to sweeten the deal. Iizuka-san then suggested the "Mania" concept of re-imagining the classic Zones along with our new Zones as one cohesive game, and our team went to work coming up with a new story and ideas to go with it. So yeah, we've really been able to run with it, and produce something considerably more grandiose (classic zones have new BGs, layouts, bosses & gimmicks after all).
    Anyway, it's back to work for me!"
     
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    FriendBot reacted to TheOcelot in Time Travel Decomfirmed for Mania   
    Yeah, makes sense. Re-imagining four versions of the same zone would have required an insane amount of programming. So just sticking to the past version - which has a lovely aesthetic - is smart.

    I'm gonna make a wild prediction. *SSMB draws breath in anticipation*
    Act 1 of Mania SS will take place in the past (which will include both acts 1&2 from the original version and new layouts) with a mini-boss similar perhaps to the Metal Sonic boss-race from the original.
    Act2 will take place in the Present or Good future version:

    Then the Eggman boss for act2 will be a re-imagined version of Taxman's R9 Sonic CD Final boss concept:


     
     
     
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    FriendBot reacted to Indigo Rush in Time Travel Decomfirmed for Mania   
    And recreate 3 other variations of each Act in addition to whatever crazy stuff they're going to do for Act 2? lol
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    FriendBot reacted to Badnik Mechanic in Time Travel Decomfirmed for Mania   
    Is no time travel, but dimension hopping.
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    FriendBot reacted to Wraith in New Sonic Forces Gameplay teased on twitch.tv (link and screenhots here)   
    It's a shame that this premise is being blown on this game. It could be so effective if done right. Nothing needs to be said. The imagery spoke for itself. Eggman has won. Fix it.

    I have no idea why they added the other shit other than things like Classic Sonic and Chaos would catch the eyes of as many casual fans as possible. A lot of things about this game feel like grasps for attention instead of things they added because they thought they would help the experience. I expect something along the lines of Lost World but with more extended cast cameos.
     
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    FriendBot reacted to Nepenthe in New Sonic Forces Gameplay teased on twitch.tv (link and screenhots here)   
    The E3 trailer and gameplay threw a lot of elements into play swiftly and suddenly that's adding unnecessary complexity to what started off as a really simple-ass base premise, thus it's raising the threshold for what is going to be reasonably satisfying writing and explanations for people who give a modicum of a damn. We have time travel, dimension-hopping, a new pantheon of villains- and three out of four of them honestly shouldn't even be here/villainous- and a second major villain who's undoubtedly the mastermind behind everything/ultimate baddie.
    All this game needed to be was "Eggman finally takes over the world, and the animals band together to fix it." Add some tension through both internal conflict of the group (ex. Sonic wants to do x, Knuckles or Shadow want to do y) and external conflict caused by Eggman's shenanigans (ex. a short-term victory is cut off by a sudden or even deliberate base collapse that separates the animals; oh noes! Gotta rescue our friends!) Use Infinite/Infinity to both explain why Classic Sonic is here and serve as a third-act change in tension where he inevitably usurps Eggman and the situation becomes more dire than it was previously. That's it. That's literally all they had to do.
    Now we need individual reasons for why Chaos is here, why Zavok is here without his friends, why Sega keeps insisting on fucking over Shadow, what Infinite/Infinity's deal is, and how the dimensional nonsense plays into all of this, on top of still telling a basic narrative like the above. And then we have the Avatar, and you know they're going to be central to nearly everything that goes on. People have already pointed out that the cast basically responds to them in a Sue-ish/fourth wall manner ("Only you can do this very simple task!"), so what limited story time there is is going to be dedicated to playing them up since they're playable, which means unless we get a more cut scenes or longer cut scenes on average, something's going to fall by the wayside due to the simple matter of project prioritization, and after eight years of this I'm not giving the writing the benefit of the doubt that they'll be able to cram satisfactory writing into this on all fronts.
    Expecting the worst, hoping for mediocrity, will be genuinely surprised if it's not some level of a clusterfuck.
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    FriendBot reacted to Kuzu in New Sonic Forces Gameplay teased on twitch.tv (link and screenhots here)   
    I'm sorry for not having faith in a series that has consistently written terrible stories for the better part of a decade :\
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    FriendBot got a reaction from Kiah in Sonic 25th Anniversary Questionnaire Event-THE END!   
    It's always a pleasant time to just talk about something fun and postive about Sonic that isn't just about Mania for once (and Boom in my special case). These kinds of events are a safe haven, where I just talk about what aspects/iterations of Sonic I enjoy and why I enjoy them. While it is always interesting to hear the opposite side, it can be quite heated at times very quickly and that's when I don't want to add fuel to the fire IfuelitonTwiiterHEYO 
    But no really, we could use more events like these. I like these, these are a good. Thanks for the effort, Kiah! Always appreciated! 
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    FriendBot reacted to Tracker_TD in The Sonic Mania Soundtrack thread!   
    GHZ 2 ain't cleanly ripped yet, but it's a strong contender for my favourite track so far. It's so goddamn NiGHTS. Like seriously, the style gives me all the Good NiGHTS Vibes, which is great given the whole Saturn aesthetic Mania's gunning for. The boss music is absolutely jammin' too. 
    The game's soundtrack continues to impress overall though. Like, Chemical Plant 2 somehow takes the original and obliterates it. That good. Whew. 
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    FriendBot reacted to Milo in Sonic Mania & Forces Interview(s)   
    So Taxman had this to say over at Retro about how the game got started:
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    This is mostly in-line with Iizuka's interview back from April as to how the game started development, in which SoA and Taxman approached him about making more ports of the original games. The main difference however is that Taxman says he and SoA's original request was to make a small new 2D game and add the existing remasters to it.
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    FriendBot reacted to Thigolf in Sonic Channel   
    Bow down, everyone, the Cat Princess has arrived!

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    FriendBot reacted to Nepenthe in Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion   
    Literally no one on staff cares enough about this petition to ban you over it.
    Stop martyring yourself for no reason. You have two posts here. Chill.
    Also, let's stop giving the aptly-named Fuhrer attention please.
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    FriendBot reacted to Nepenthe in Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion   
    We're not really one for petitions because they're simultaneously easy to spam while not being particularly helpful in the long run to most issues.
    Also this?
    Do not ever again.
    Thank you.
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    FriendBot reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Sonic Boom (Untagged Spoilers)   
    "A-A-Aw jeez Rick, whatta mean we gotta compete with a blue fast hedgehog?" 

    "L-L-Look Morty, I-I-I don't know alright? Alright? You little moron. But we're up against Sonic the Hedgehog. You know who that is MORTY? O-Only *burp* one of the biggest video game franchises to date. M-Morty, you don't know how much danger we're in". 

    "Come on Rick, it can't be that bad". 

    "Not that bad Morty?! I-I-It's the Sonic fanbase Morty! They're a bunch of animals Morty! Rip you apart over eye colour of all things M-Morty! You thought things were bad when we pissed off those Samurai Jack fans? We piss off these guys, and we'll be dead faster than you can "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub". 
    "Aw jeez Rick, eye colour? Really?" 
    Anyways...
    Huh, impressive. Seems Season 2 is really hitting it off with older fans at least to be included with Steven Universe, Rick and Morty and such. Hopefully Season 3 of Boom doesn't get as big a delay as Rick and Morty's got.
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    FriendBot reacted to Alex2Beta in Sonic Boom (Untagged Spoilers)   
    I kind of doubt it will win, but wow, congrats to the Boom crew, to think the show itself would get nominated there and put up against Rick & Morty, Steven Universe and Gravity Falls is in itself a win in my book. They could've honestly gotten any other show nominated in Boom's place, so this is a surprise.
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    FriendBot reacted to Kellan in Sonic Boom (Untagged Spoilers)   
    Oh right, I forgot to mention: For some reason, you're allowed to vote for the same category 10 times a day. I have no idea why.
    So, you know what to do:
     
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    FriendBot got a reaction from Waveshocker Sigma in Sonic Channel   
    And we have the first wallpaper of next year, RIP in pasta holiday themed Sonic characters.

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    FriendBot got a reaction from Zavok the SpinningSilver in Sonic 25th Anniversary Questionnaire Event-THE END!   
    It's always a pleasant time to just talk about something fun and postive about Sonic that isn't just about Mania for once (and Boom in my special case). These kinds of events are a safe haven, where I just talk about what aspects/iterations of Sonic I enjoy and why I enjoy them. While it is always interesting to hear the opposite side, it can be quite heated at times very quickly and that's when I don't want to add fuel to the fire IfuelitonTwiiterHEYO 
    But no really, we could use more events like these. I like these, these are a good. Thanks for the effort, Kiah! Always appreciated! 
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    FriendBot reacted to Kellan in Sonic Boom (Untagged Spoilers)   
    Well, votes can be cast here: http://teenchoice.votenow.tv/
    Like Nepenthe said, the odds aren't exactly with us here, but I suppose there's no harm in voting.
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    FriendBot reacted to Nepenthe in Sonic Boom (Untagged Spoilers)   
    Sonic Boom's competition is Rick and Morty, Gravity Falls, Bob's Burgers, and Steven Universe. All I can say to that end is "good luck."
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    FriendBot reacted to Sega DogTagz in Sonic Boom (Untagged Spoilers)   
    Just being nominated shows that its swinging way above its weight class.
     
    As far as all those other shows are concerned, Boom is a second class citizen banished to the far corners of peoples attention. And it STILL overcame all that to be recognized on that short list. Goes to show you that strong writing can't be kept down. Season 2 has been that good.
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    FriendBot reacted to SonicWind in Sonic Boom (Untagged Spoilers)   
    The odds are stacked against us, I will grant you that, but the fact that this show got nominated at all is a win in my book.
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