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  1. I honestly prefer the 90s Toei material to nearly anything Toei has churned out with Super (I mostly like Beerus and Whis and, to a lesser extent, Jaco), so I'm not really opposed to them just going nuts and recreating some of those characters. It's not really the same approach where Heroes just throws everything together into lengthy commercials to sell cards. Yeah, both approaches are obviously for fanservice but they're done differently enough that I think there's enough value in keeping that stuff around. Broli is hardly the only character or concept with untapped potential--and if anything he was far more illustrative of the problem Dragon Ball had with its image--so it's weird to be selective about it to me. There's plenty of creative ideas for Coola and Janemba in even the games. I honestly only care about them staying villains because we've added enough new friends to Goku's crew and they're benched half the time except for Vegeta and Freeza (and potentially Broli).
  2. I have mixed feelings on bringing back Coola only because I really like him don't want to lose something to the character. I know that's a weird statement to make when most of the old movie villains are varying degrees of derivative and shallow to begin with, but he always felt a bit better put together and logical than the others. It's totally a bias thing because I love his design, and in particular his transformation, and some of this is influenced by the dub either emphasizing, if not adding, the whole sibling rivalry to Freeza and making his personality as opposite as possible (which seems to be an influence on the games and stuff). I think the other thing too is that I'd like to keep a Toei creation actually a villain for a change and not just new flavor of the week rival who's gonna get replaced again next time and Coola is a character they could go that direction with just to offset Freeza being the (amazing) little shit he is and that Frost was basically just Freeza again anyway. I could be down with the idea if Coola turned out to be some intergalactic superhero and his Armored Squad are Ginyu Force rejects/sidekicks who clash with Freeza's army all the time but it's not a direction he should go in (even if the idea is kind of funny to me). DB Minus and Broli have both kind of just make me wary of that being a pattern, I suppose. I will grant though that Broli was actually a well done retelling but he was also a nothing, creator's pet character Toei kept shoving into the spotlight for years to the point that they created Kale just a couple years before making Toriyama rewrite the actual character anyway.
  3. [deep philosophical statement]

    Anyway, change your life visit [this casino]

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      There's only one casino we need around here


  4. The Heeters honestly remind me a lot of Bojack's crew but with an actual goal that I have to wonder if they were the direct inspiration. It's mostly in the design, I guess.
  5. At this point I only care about getting news so the "leakers" can shut the fuck up.

    1. Wraith
    2. Crow the BOOLET
    3. Jack-al


      Leaks sure. Speculation though? No way, I love that kind of discussion.

    4. Thigolf


      Whenever those news will happen...

    5. Ryannumber1gamer


      Meanwhile, most 'leakers' are like this when news finally comes:


    6. Dejimon11


      It is pretty interesting that the only leaks come from fans. There barely isn’t any major industry insider leaker that talks about sonic stuff. 

    7. TheOcelot


      SEGA should employ leakers to announce their games :huh:

    8. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      clout chasing "insiders," both real and fake ones, have become a cancer on video game discussion

  6. The only real issue I saw with the Forces trailer, in hindsight anyway, is just the lack of communicating what it even was. It was mostly about recapturing the goodwill from Generations practically beat for beat with a pretty concept trailer. It's especially kind of jarring because they were so upfront about Mania, which was announced the same night (and I admit I was kinda bitter about the trailer because Mania had the classic trio back together and Project 2017 was just "look, it's Sonic and Sonic teaming up... again!"). I get that the game probably didn't really start getting work done until after that trailer was shown though. My only real hope is if there is something next month (whether that's E3 or the anniversary--my guess is Colors will be in Nintendo's Direct at E3 and Sega holds off anything else for their own thing later) that it just has a bit more substance than a concept trailer and we kind of know what we're in for. I'm not too picky about when it releases, though I agree with a holiday release just in the hopes of it maximizing their time.
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    Thinking about when we joked this was Bubsy and then he came out of retirement a week later.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry


      "Yes, I owe it all to you, hedgehog!"

    2. Harkofthewaa


      Bubsy is the video game world's equivalent to Beetlejuice. You say his name too many times and he comes back.

    3. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      So we can blame the fans who memed him back to life.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Jovahexeon The Undyne That's literally all it ever was. Bubsy would have been completely forgotten if not for the memes and bile fascination surrounding the games in the 2010s. 

  8. I don't think you're obligated to give out anything, but to be perfectly honest, assuming you've actually been entrusted with sensitive information on the matter it's about time to just shut up if you don't want this kind of attention to begin with. It should've begun and ended with you contacting relevant parties (who probably can't do anything with this information anyway) and not also trying to soak up clout playing pretend journalist. I remember how that worked out for Sabi and I suspect it'll happen to you too, Zippo. And, no, I have zero interest in whether you're actually telling the truth. Just fucking stop.
  9. Is there a good refresher for the Ace Attorney series? I've been putting off playing the third game for over a year now but there's some story/character things I don't remember that clearly at this point. I could just marathon the first two games again I guess, even though I found AA2 to be kind of miserable at the time even if it has some good moments here and there.

    1. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      The games in general often give you enough of a refresher, unless you want straight on spoiler details for certain things.

    2. Dejimon11


      I’d say watch the first season of the anime.....then go into 3

    3. Zaysho


      @Jovahexeon The Undyne Yeah I think I want to get more into the cases/plots. I'm just hazy on some things and mostly just remember broad strokes and my general feelings but I don't know if I'll really appreciate playing 3 without some better knowledge.

    4. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      IN that case, I would recommended playing the games back to back to back.

      Especially with some of the nifty throwbacks to 2 & 1 that 3 gives.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The anime probably isn't a bad place to start if you want a refresher, but I can't say that I really recommend it. It's awful. But the main story beats are there and unchanged. You'll lose many of the subtleties, and less important points about the cases are different too.

      I'd say replay the games back to back. You'll get through them much faster and you.might even pick up on details that you completely missed the first time around. Ooor... Watch/listen to a bound LP on YouTube. I've found that sometimes I'd rather do the latter than actually replay the games myself sometimes now. It's fun experiencing the games for the first time, and with an LP you get to see someone do that. It's fun, honestly. Just make sure that you can bare to listen to them reading out the characters dialogue for hours on end. Who you can stand and who you can't will be entirely subjective.

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  11. Imagine criticizing someone for not making something more original when your entire branding (Floating Island Productions) and intellectual property is derivative of a property you refuse to move on from. There's throwing stones in glass houses, and then there's detonating TNT in them.
  12. Man the Kingdom Hearts modding community has been having a fucking field day with the PC versions. It's great


    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      We need people to voice KH characters doing this


  13. I honestly can't be bothered to watch the video because a channel that appears dedicated to hating Ian is not going to be honest about what information they're presenting anyway. The way comic sales are tracked is a little different. I don't know about that particular letter, but I assume it's reflecting K-Mart's sales specifically, but K-Mart is a different entity from the Direct Market, which is what Diamond distributes through and where comic book stores order their supplies. DM, from what I understood a few years ago, works on a pre-order system and the number of units shipped out are the total sales of a given book every month. It's also why variant covers are more common these days; it's more units produced in a smaller amount that requires a store to order more copies to get them so that raises the overall number of units sold, so stores mark up the variants because of this. Archie even tried a particularly stupid version of this one year where they published additional endings for variants just to try to get people to buy multiple copies. It blew up in their faces, and I for one was happy about that. Stores like K-Mart, Wal-Mart, various bookstores etc. are not a part of the Direct Market, so their sales numbers are different. Archie books (not exclusively Sonic) traditionally sold better in newsstands from what I remember and they also sold their own books through subscriptions. I don't know how easy it is to normally track those numbers; I believe Archie used to publish sales information annually in the Sonic books that probably gives a better picture of their distribution than Comicchron (which tracks only the direct market) does. 1994 is also the peak of Sonic's original popularity so I think it's fair to say it's not surprising a kids book based on the character would sell well in places kids were more likely to get their comics at the time (which also happened to be a place Sonic games were sold at the time). While it's impressive that Sonic outsold a Marvel book one month, this is only accounting for K-Mart's sales numbers. It's not indicative of any other stores or the direct market. Maybe that was a decent time for the book since it was early on and Sonic 3 had just come out but I don't think it was the norm. If Ken Penders is reliable about some of his old accounts, it was actually a big deal when Wal-Mart stopped carrying comic books for a time in the late 90s because that probably affected Archie's bottom line worse than other publishers. Penders actually blamed this happening for the Knuckles book being cancelled, and while I don't doubt this affected several plans and it's why the Sonic Adventure arc is even weirder than it already was, the book also typically didn't sell well in general and certainly not as well as the mainline Sonic book. I'm willing to admit I don't know all the specifics, so this is more of a surface understanding I have from things I've read or heard over the years. Regardless, I don't think videos like the ones you keep linking are really worth much or any consideration because they seem like they're just looking for anything that supports a point they want to make.
  14. Please stop giving trash YouTubers the attention they don't deserve.
  15. I still don't understand what makes him think this is legal but I'm going to laugh if it turns out the "remastering" process was blacking out Sega characters or something.
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