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Polkadi~☆

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  1. Should a remake of a game also change the writing?

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Depends on the situation. The one case I say most often times yes is localisation. Especially for early games. Bad localisation can be the root cause of awful writing. 

    2. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      As long as it keeps the spirit of the original, then no problem.

    3. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      it's as open to being changed as anything else, i guess. if it cleans things up and works better while preserving the intent and positive aspects of the original, go for it.

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      It really depends.

      If its fine as is then ok. If it enhances the experience then go for it.

      Just please don't make lame changes like Twin Snakes did.

      Seriously they ruined the weak point line by changing it to weakness for some reason.

  2. while everyone was concerned about spider-man, the amazon forest was burning down, with potential significant changes to the environment as a result

    god i love destroying our only home

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Saw that. We’re all gonna die a horrible slow death and the wealthy probably have end of the world bunkers ready.

    2. Milo

      Milo

      it helps that the govenment in control is pretty much encouraging it (fires/deforestation) and the massive amount of smoke its creating is being handwaved as smog from the cities (meanwhile people actually reporting what's actually happening are either being dismissed as "fake news" or are being blamed for the fires itself!) /s

      literally the brazilian govt now:

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    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      It's been an ongoing thing for the entire year really. More fires have happened this year already than the entirety of last year. A lot of it seems to have to do with Bolsonaro's policies which lessen restrictions on deforestation I think.

      It's legitimately scary and sad that a lot of us are simply in the mindset of giving up at this point. We constantly make advancements in tech that can help prevent this but then you have governments actively worsening the situation for the sake of businesses while also having idiots like Trump talk down the issue of climate change. The large amount of other idiots on this planet follow and shout down anyone who actually has facts, evidence, and possible legitimate solutions.

    4. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      So we gonna ignore the fact that those are man made fires?

    5. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      @Strickerx5 tbh I'm kinda in that mindset myself at this stage. It's hard to find much joy in anything when a few people with more money and power than anyone else will see in their lives are screwing the planet and damn the consequences, that there are endless hordes of people who enable and celebrate this, and that we're dangerously approaching/at the point of no return where everything will become miserable even if we don't literally start dying off.

      And god forbid that in trying to recover what the dying old men stole from us, we end up becoming the old men who steal from the next generation, who themselves will screw over everyone after them because of that.

      Even escapism isn't doing much for me anymore when shit like Disney's ever-growing monopoly, the Spider-Man debacle, Nintendo takedowns on YouTube, and Article 13 are all making it harder to enjoy anything anymore.

    6. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      May God Bless America, a Nation Reborn

    7. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      supahberry, this is brazil’s fault

    8. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      I keep getting into a very mentally bad spot. I think really dark thoughts.

    9. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      I heard about this yesterday and I'm like how TF is the media NOT covering this.

      @Tails spin ...well that might explain the lack of media coverage.

  3. I’m going to see a movie tonight! It’s a limited time showing, so that’s something new for me...

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      What movie? Just curious.

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      It’s a movie called ‘Weathering With You’.

      I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, so I wanted to see it! And there’s nothing else in theatres catching my interest for the moment, anyway.

  4. Honestly, no one wins with this Spider-Man situation.

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Except J Jonah Jameson 

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      That old coot? Who even listen to his podcast anymore? All he ever does is bash Spider-Man for no reason.

  5. Ah, Tom “Didn’t Trust in ‘Pool Because He’s A Fool” Rothman, you’ve done it again.

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I mean, I’m all for a takedown of Disney, but come on. There had to be better ways of doing it.

  6. Anyone who dares to imply humans don’t see dogs and cats as anything more than mere pets, they can get stuffed. They clearly don’t know love, affection and empathy.

  7. Just saw the leak. It is unbelievably fake. Don’t trust everything you see on 4chan, because anyone can say anything on there without any proof. Only a very very small percentage is legit, while everything else that takes up 99% of all leaks are bullshit. Not to mention how a lot of this doesn’t even make sense with SEGA’s actions, as for instance, they are perfectly fine with paying rights to Dreams Come True to use the soundtracks of Sonic 1 and 2 in games.
  8. There’s also X, but he’s too dense to get in a relationship. On someone who isn’t Mega Man, there’s Zero, who DOES fall in love. But he, again, isn’t Mega Man. Volnutt is dense, too. Lan Hikari canonically marries his love interest. And Geo Stellar isn’t looking for a relationship. ZX has no one you can call Mega Man. There are next to no love interests in the series. As for Sonic, he’s not interested. He wants to be free as the wind, something that only happens if he stays free from romance. Not that it suits him anyway. Don’t count on SonAmy being a thing.
  9. Finished Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. That was fun!!

    While everything else was a surprise, I went through the final boss like

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    hard as balls, tho

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Played college ball you know?

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      At some cushy Ivy League school.

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      And to this day it's the only "Metal Gear" game I've ever actually finished

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      TRY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

      COULDA GONE PRO, IF I HADN'T JOINED THE NAVY

      *THROWS POLK INTO THE AIR*

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      you know what, same here

      Short but sweet, with really fun gameplay and varied enemy types that keep things interesting from start to finish.

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      It is also the only Metal Gear I finished, as well as one of the few hack and slashes I really enjoy.

      I've tried to get into the other entries, at least the first game, but the gameplay has just aged horrifically IMO 

    7. Wraith

      Wraith

      It's really good but feels incomplete in a lot of ways. I wanted a sequel to really refine everything into Hack n slash perfection but it never came

  10. Yesterday’s day at work was fun. I had to help set up a microphone for a recording session, and in testing it, got all my co-workers singing along with me to I Want It That Way.

    And there was a piano in the recording studio. Some random employee came in, blasted the intro to Megalovania, and left. Then they came back shortly after and blasted Spider Dance, then left.

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Your workplace is having too much fun. That is illegal in our book.

      They'll be coming for you soon.

       

      Spoiler

      In all honesty, I'm glad you had a good day.

       

    2. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      It's those fun little things that make work all the more worth it, right?

    3. Jango

      Jango

      I really hope you were singing along "I bought on EBAYY"

  11. Ay bed ced ded ed eff ged

    If you wouldn’t pronounce your ABCs like this, why do we say “zed” for Z? It’s dumb.

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      I didn’t know “zed” was a thing until I took a trip to the UK a couple years go. Man I was so confused the first time I heard it XD

    2. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Do they actually call DBZ "Dragon Ball Zed" over there, or does the "Zee" stick?

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      sometimes i wonder if we americans changed zed to zee just so the song would rhyme at the end

      either way im used to zee and have said it all my life, but I'll admit that zed has this sorta imposing sound to it as it rolls off the tounge that gives off a feeling of finality and sorta fits

    4. Ernest the Panda
    5. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      To be honest, I find english pronounciations kinda dumb in general. 

      Here I find it more natural but it's also because we pronounce the words the same way we write them.

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I'll worry about the pronunciation of "z" in a nursery rhyme after everyone's learned pronounce "h" correctly.

    7. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      "W" makes no sense IMO.

      "Double u" despite it being two V's next to eachother: VV.

      But you guys mostly pronounce it like "u" in words so I guess it works. Here we just say "v".

       

    8. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      That derives from Latin, where "V"s were used instead of "U"s in the alphabet yet they were read as "U"s.

    9. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      @Ernest the Panda Speak for yourself. I like to call it Dragon Ball Zed.

      Also, considering berk is a vulgar slang term here, How To Train Your Dragon sounded like a very different movie to me.

  12. Yakuza, Skies of Arcadia, Phantasy Star Online, Jet Set Radio, Super Monkey Ball, NiGHTS, Total War, Puyo Puyo and more all laugh back at you. Even Sonic Team, when it’s not a Sonic game, can make a good game. I’m not sure why you made this comment, to be honest. SEGA is one of the largest Japanese video game publishers. They wouldn’t stay one of the largest if they were releasing crappy games, unless they’re EA.
  13. I Want It That Way is secretly everyone’s jam.

    1. Marcello

      Marcello

      Thanks for getting it stuck in my head.

    2. Milo

      Milo

      backstreet boys is kino pop music

  14. Many future Fox projects have also been shut down by Disney, insiders estimate around 300+ projects have been cancelled. What the FUCK, Disney. How did we let this happen...?! This means things such as no Mega Man movie, on a different note.
  15. Okay, Jet Set Radio, I get that you're happy that you represented Shibuya... But did you REAAALLLLY need to force a camera perspective to show off the Crossing?

    It's so disorienting to go from free camera to a forced perspective.

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      I mean all the forced camera spots make use of 2D pre-rendered backgrounds don't they? Was probably no way around it since the decision to pre-render that area would've probably been due to some kind of limitation on memory or map size/detail etc.

  16. Oh, and Australia's classification board is a joke too. DayZ refused classification and banned from sale because of marijuana, of which HASN'T ACTUALLY BEEN IMPLEMENTED INTO THE GAME, but just sits in the game files. Nevermind the fact that it would have been R18+ regardless, meaning only adults should have the game, but they treat it as if children would play too.

    I live in a nanny state.

    1. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      This is the same policy for the West for content on the sale of copy even if it's not accessible to the end user.

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Kinda ridiculous, but if that's how it is...

      Reading into it, if drugs in a game give a negative effect to the player, it's okay. If they give a positive effect, like replenishing health, no way. Same thing happened to Fallout 3, when Med-X had it's name changed to Morphine, only to have it changed back when Australia went against the implications.

    3. Red

      Red

      Australia banned the game "We Happy Few" for similar reasons. The devs had to "censor" the game to make it suitable for Australian sale.

  17. American media is actually buying into the “video games cause violence” spiel?

    I’m at my goddamn limit. The country is a joke to everyone else in the world.

    1. Prince Weiss

      Prince Weiss

      I agree this whole Video games cause Violence spiel is an outdated argument

      yet this argument is used every time there's a tragedy

      to hand wave the issue away

      because why tackle the real issues and cause of said tragedy

      when we have a scapegoat and that scapegoat is video games

      even though there are studies that prove the contrary

      so why blame Video games?

      simple its so the media has a dragon to slay of course

       

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Honestly, it's the same damn group as always. We just got two mass shootings so they're all on damage control and deflecting from the actual issue. It'll all sadly blow over, again, until the next mass shooting happens.

      We are a bad joke. Always have been, and probably always will be. Most of us here are sick of this shit too.

    3. Prince Weiss

      Prince Weiss

      exactly

      this whole "Video Games cause Violence" argument needs to be put to rest for good

      what this is can be summed up as another Moral Panic

      instead of actually trying to look into the issue

      they come out and say "he played Violent Video Games that's why he did it" because why bother actually trying to investigate the motive when there's a scapegoat

       

      i'm sorry i'm really sick and tired of this whole "Video Games cause Violence" crap

    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      As long as our country fetishes weapons and violence, and uses deliberate scapegoats like this that the ratings hungry media will willingly leap on to avoid the truth, we're not going anywhere.

    5. Badnik Zero

      Badnik Zero

      Isolation and extremism cause these incidents, and access to weapons. Gun proponents like to say that a good guy with a gun can stop a rampage. Maybe true, but the shooter in Ohio was killed after 30 seconds. Firepower that can kill nine people in 30 seconds is not the same as being able to purchase a pistol.

  18. That livestream was pleasant, so much Sonic love going around~

  19. “We’ll have an army of gamers, and we’ll take over the world!”

    “You say that like it’s a threatening thing, but have you ever seen a gamer in real life?”

    “No, they-... They talk big shit.”

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      An army of five year olds on COD ain't gonna take over a pre-school let alone take over the world

  20. I’ve been curious about some of the characters in the franchise, especially when it comes to female characters. While there are a large variety of characters, I do wonder how this series approaches those of females, and if they are represented well. How do you see the representation of females within the characters in the franchise? Is it good, or are there things that could be improved? It would be interesting to hear the thoughts of others on this.
  21. If only there were a way to tear up large corporations. They are infecting the world by destroying it little by little, all in the pursuit of money, not that they care that the world will die.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Unfortunately, all you can do is ignore them and wait for them to destroy themselves. Don't give them your time and money, then eventually they'll fall on the sword of karma.

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      For many companies, this isn’t possible.

    3. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      The Fall of the Roman Empire is gonna look like building blocks getting knocked over compared to when these corps get their just deserts.

    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      The conspiracy theorist in me can't help but think they're gonna try to run away from the world and get away with their crimes. Maybe use Elon Musk's Space vehicle thing once it's fully ready in the next decade or so to create an escape ship and load it with the wealthy elite, while leaving everyone else to die.

      Or I've just been watching too much 2012 (the film).

  22. My hopeful bet in Jet Set Radio-related. My realistic bet is maybe something to do with Alien, I’ve heard rumours about a sequel to Isolation for a while. Anything about Yakuza would get an announcement in Japan instead.
  23. For a series all about adventure, school counteracts that and chains a character to one place. Tails is far too clever for it to be of any use to him, too. As he’ll always follow Sonic, giving up adventuring seems like a silly idea. And there’s no reason to do this after a poor portrayal in one game (he’d have been out after Lost World if so).
  24. I do have to say this is true. For as much as I wanted the design to change, I’m still not going to see the movie. There are a myriad of other issues that turn me away from the film that a design change will not fix. All I wanted was a better Sonic for others, so that newcomers can see this movie and recognise that, yes, despite everything in the movie, that character is still Sonic.
  25. Because it looks cool. If there were anything like that, then it'd be a primary point of focus than just quick flashing images.
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