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Everything posted by Polkadi~☆

  1. 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.
  2. Finished Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. That was fun!!

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



    hard as balls, tho

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      Played college ball you know?

    2. Polkadi~☆


      At some cushy Ivy League school.

    3. Strickerx5


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

    4. Ryannumber1gamer





    5. 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


      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


      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

  3. 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


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

      They'll be coming for you soon.



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


    2. Failinhearts


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

    3. Jango


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

  4. 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


      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


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

    3. 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


      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


      "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


      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


      @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.

  5. 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.
  6. I Want It That Way is secretly everyone’s jam.

    1. Marcello


      Thanks for getting it stuck in my head.

    2. Milo


      backstreet boys is kino pop music

  7. 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.
  8. 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


      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.

  9. 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~☆


      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


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

  10. 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


      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


      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.

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

  12. “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


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

  13. 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.
  14. 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


      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~☆


      For many companies, this isn’t possible.

    3. 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).

  15. 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.
  16. 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).
  17. 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.
  18. Because it looks cool. If there were anything like that, then it'd be a primary point of focus than just quick flashing images.
  19. I never really understood Two Heroes. Yes, the story was written with the help of Horikoshi, and it’s canon, and Melissa Shield has appeared in the manga after the events of the movie... But it’s still incredibly awkward, almost like a fanfiction with some of what the movie does. At least Heroes Rising is directly tied into the original story, with events, timing, and characters all making sense.
  20. The presence of Midoriya’s Air Force Gloves indicate that the movie will take place after the Cultural Festival. After that story arc is also a month-long gap where nothing happens, presumably where this movie slots in. And this movie is the leftovers of the originally planned final arc. The villain of the movie, Nine, even appeared in the manga looong before the movie was announced, albeit as a cameo filled with foreshadowing.
  21. i’m gonna say the n word

  22. Behind the scenes of me working on Sonic Musical Spectacular videos:

    1. PaulyBFromDa303


      I better get some sleep soon if I'm gonna be making this on time lol

  23. aw what, i’m super sonic

    please unlike my posts so that i can stay sonic

    1. Ryannumber1gamer
    2. Polkadi~☆


      you bastard

    3. Failinhearts


      you will have the powers of a god, and you will like it

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      You'll go back down to Knuckles

    5. Polkadi~☆
    6. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      The real fear is getting close to being nothing but a chaos Emerald. 

    7. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      psch look at mr popular over here

    8. Polkadi~☆


      says the tails, the second best rank

    9. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      ... hey


      Not cool



  24. Penders, my grandparents gasp in amazement of me knowing the basics of using a computer. I don’t even know what RAM does. His lies are very, very difficult to believe when his idea has already been done, far better than his. Rest easy in the fact that it’s all non-canon. Doesn’t make reading the old Archie Sonic issues any less creepy...
  25. A lot of Sonic 3&K would fall under new jack swing, quite easily. There are exceptions, however, as Sky Sanctuary is far from new jack swing, and Sonic 3’s final boss and Doomsday Zone falling more under rock. Meanwhile, Sonic 1 and 2 is much more experimental in their sound, although the two games do experiment with the usual sound and conventions of Japanese pop songs. Sonic CD leans even heavier into the Japanese sound with it’s funk and jazz style (if we’re talking the PAL/NTSC-J soundtrack), whereas the USA soundtrack is more orientated around a dance style.
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