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    Mr Loopone reacted to Polkadi~☆ in It’s hard for me to believe that the same people who animated Akira of all things als   
    Yes, because Sonic X is a TV series. Akira is a movie. You don’t get movie quality in a TV series. Sonic X also wasn’t popular in it’s home country, so the budget was slashed.
    And once again, the same studio does not mean the same people. A lot can happen in the 15 years time between the two, that much of the team on Akira will have moved on to other ventures.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in It’s hard for me to believe that the same people who animated Akira of all things als   
    Actually not quite... Anime is a series of complex outsourcing among outsourcing among outsourcing, more so than Western animation and it is even rare for 1 episode to be done by a single company. Akira even had GAINAX and Studio Pierrot being involved. Besides when people think of TMS, much of the time it is from Telecom who are usually considering their A studio.
    The only involvement that Telecom had with Sonic X AFAIK was with the unaired pilot, some backgrounds and small bits here and there. Much of the work on Sonic X was done by cheaper studios, most that you haven't heard of (the only ones that I've heard of were Dr. Movie that's from South Korea, Nakamura Production who seems to do a LOT of anime out there and Oh Production who was considered one of the better studios that TMS used especially back in the 70s).
    Besides TMS actually rarely animate anything themselves since most of the time they are a producer and usually a really good one at that. Just not for Sonic X.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in Is it really a bad idea to buy a DVD for a movie you’ve never watched?   
    Not really... DVDs (unless they are certain anime boxsets) are cheap enough and even Blu-rays can be cheap, some are literally pennies and worth a shot to try. Plus your mom doesn't realise that you have to try new things, you won't get buyers remorse from a blooming Miyazaki movie one that many consider the best Japanese animation of all time. At worse, you wasted 2 hours or so and if somehow you don't like, you can get rid of it.
    Also ignore your sister, not everything is on streaming sites legal or otherwise and if they are, they might be region locked and many are even blocking VPNs if you have the money for those. They might also only be in one language and not available in another (e.g. Lupin Part IV is only in Japanese outside of the US, if you want it in English you have to get the Blu-ray). Sadly DVD/Blu-rays also suffer from the same issue and not every player is region free... She also doesn't realise that there are advantages to watching stuff on DVD/Blu-ray such as no buffering for one, no degrading picture quality when your Internet connection is dodgy (instead you get macroblocking or interlacing if it was mastered poorly for DVDs or a scratch affecting playback). They might even have extras that you'll never get from a stream.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Dee Dude in Friendly reminder that this commercial was a thing: and it aged poorly.   
    @Dee Dude There were attempts of bringing it back, think the most recent was a 2D platformer. The problem lies is that the creators of Ty are an Australian company (Krome Studios) and their main focus have been PC ports of the first 3 games with improvements. Last I heard they have ported 3 as an early access. It is doubtful whether they will be ported to consoles and indeed any future games as the company focuses on either PC or shovelware elsewhere. EA don't own the series and only published them back in the day.
    If anything it was when Activision took over publishing it was what killed the series as the 3rd game wasn't even released in Europe (it was in Australia but good luck getting a copy!), apparently the game was also weaker than the other two.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from DreamSaturn in THEORY TIME: What if the popularity of video game remakes (not counting retellings in   
    Nah... Remakes existed as far back as Pong, Space Invaders and them sort of old games, confusingly they got remakes and sequels. Even if in a Nintendo point of view, they can be tracked as early as Super Mario All-Stars (there were earlier ones but can't recall ATM, I know that they were two Wild Gunman games however I don't think they were connected) and that collection did really well, a big seller for the SNES.
    A lot of the remakes existed on the ground that we have better hardware, let's remake this game on the next console/home computer/arcade hardware. Atari, Taito, Enix and a few others were known for this. There was even a case where Sega remade Monaco GP on the Sega Saturn in a collection in Japan and the only modern way of playing it, a game that has yet to be properly preserved in its original form. It's not emulation as the game uses different pre-1975 arcade hardware, as in not using ROM chips.
    Breakout was one of the earlier cases as it was remade as Super Breakout, the latter can be played today however the original Breakout has yet to be preserved (on about the arcade version, not the Atari 2600 version).
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Tornado in THEORY TIME: What if the popularity of video game remakes (not counting retellings in   
    Nah... Remakes existed as far back as Pong, Space Invaders and them sort of old games, confusingly they got remakes and sequels. Even if in a Nintendo point of view, they can be tracked as early as Super Mario All-Stars (there were earlier ones but can't recall ATM, I know that they were two Wild Gunman games however I don't think they were connected) and that collection did really well, a big seller for the SNES.
    A lot of the remakes existed on the ground that we have better hardware, let's remake this game on the next console/home computer/arcade hardware. Atari, Taito, Enix and a few others were known for this. There was even a case where Sega remade Monaco GP on the Sega Saturn in a collection in Japan and the only modern way of playing it, a game that has yet to be properly preserved in its original form. It's not emulation as the game uses different pre-1975 arcade hardware, as in not using ROM chips.
    Breakout was one of the earlier cases as it was remade as Super Breakout, the latter can be played today however the original Breakout has yet to be preserved (on about the arcade version, not the Atari 2600 version).
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Tails spin in What kids animated shows do you remember from your childhood?   
    Let's see if I can remember that far back...
    Looney Tunes (debatable whether they are classed as kids), Tom & Jerry, Droopy/Tex Avery cartoons, Popeye, AoSTH, SatAM, Scooby-Doo Where are You?, 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Inch Eye Private Eye, Hair Bear Bunch, Dexter's Lab, Cow & Chicken, I Am Weasel, Powerpuff Girls (original), Johnny Bravo, Adventures of Tintin, Iznogoud, Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, Superman: TAS, Batman: TAS (possibly, not 100%), Tiny Toon Adventures (possibly, not 100%), Animaniacs, Freekazoid, The Tick, The Mask, Men in Black, DuckTales, Hercules, Aladdin, Timon & Pumbaa, Recess, Rugrats, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Wacky Races, Dastardly and Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, Hong Kong Phooey, Donkey Kong Country (borderline).
    It was a really good era to be brought up with cartoons with the classics airing and the new stuff.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from NegaMetallix in What kids animated shows do you remember from your childhood?   
    Let's see if I can remember that far back...
    Looney Tunes (debatable whether they are classed as kids), Tom & Jerry, Droopy/Tex Avery cartoons, Popeye, AoSTH, SatAM, Scooby-Doo Where are You?, 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Inch Eye Private Eye, Hair Bear Bunch, Dexter's Lab, Cow & Chicken, I Am Weasel, Powerpuff Girls (original), Johnny Bravo, Adventures of Tintin, Iznogoud, Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, Superman: TAS, Batman: TAS (possibly, not 100%), Tiny Toon Adventures (possibly, not 100%), Animaniacs, Freekazoid, The Tick, The Mask, Men in Black, DuckTales, Hercules, Aladdin, Timon & Pumbaa, Recess, Rugrats, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Wacky Races, Dastardly and Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, Hong Kong Phooey, Donkey Kong Country (borderline).
    It was a really good era to be brought up with cartoons with the classics airing and the new stuff.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from NegaMetallix in Are there any examples of a game having a different soundtrack depending on region (n   
    Ones that I know:
    Total Drivin' (known as a bunch of other names elsewhere) on the PS1. Europe (original), US (one of the songs). 
    The American version of TOCA World Touring Cars (called something Stock Car Racing) also on the PS1 actually has an ingame soundtrack.
    Biometal on the SNES. The US/PAL version has music that rips off 2Unlimited.
    Speedball 2 on the Mega Drive, technically. The music was completely redone for the European/Japanese version by Matt Furniss. The main theme was arranged and has more original music compared to the US version that has just the main theme and that was badly done.
    As for Gran Turismo, only the 1st game had a complete change. 2 up to around 5 (maybe 4) only changed the ingame music. Some like Spyro, Castlevania 3 and Phantasy Star 2 had touchups or just that one song change but not complete changes.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Ferno in *one piece fails on US TV 3 different times over the course of a decade and some chan   
    I'll say that its probably sadly not going to be mainstream in the US but hope that it does at least have a sizeable fanbase for dubs on streaming services and DVD/Blu-ray releases outside of the Bandai games. It's a shame that something that you like doesn't take off... Then again its the case where it might be a success in one country but a failure in another, Sailor Moon being a case. Famous and mainstream in the English speaking countries except for the UK that for some reason still gets the merchandise for it even though no one knows who the characters are... Pure headscratcher when you go to a store and see merchandise of the characters selling those along with Deadpool, Goku, Stranger Things and Batman.
    If you think that's bad, try being a Lupin the 3rd fan outside of Japan, Italy and even the US.
     
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Ferno in S P A C E C O K E   
    I didn't know that they can have tap water in outer space...
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Failinhearts in S P A C E C O K E   
    I didn't know that they can have tap water in outer space...
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Solister in But what if... in Smash?   
    I don't think Sakurai understands Wakey...
    Plus Worms was associated with the Amiga, then the PC and most of them weren't released in Japan or something that Nintendo has access to (I think Nintendo only got some of the spinoffs and not much of the main games and remakes).
    @Solister Not much relation except that they both came from the Amiga and both are British (Lemmings is from Scotland done by the GTA people while Worms was done by Team 17 in England). Team 17 actually did some of the later Lemmings games too.
    As for Smash, they did try to have a single character in the series. An obscure main character called Lombax that was in a PS1 game. Maybe the final smash is every Lemming doing their own thing and rushing in.
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    Mr Loopone reacted to Kiah in Morn- POKEMON INTENSIFIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
    Good morning!
    Have fun with that Pokémon direct as it isn’t my cup of tea at all. 
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    Mr Loopone reacted to Sonic Fan J in Morning! or it is Afteernoon?   
    Morning where I am so I'll say morning. Hope the day is finding you well Mr Loopone
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    Mr Loopone reacted to Kiah in Morning! or it is Afteernoon?   
    You tell me lol. It’s morning on my end and I believe it’s afternoon on your end so I’ll say both good morning and good afternoon to you 🙂
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    Mr Loopone reacted to ebongrey23 in Morning! or it is Afteernoon?   
    Good morning.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Morn- POKEMON INTENSIFIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
    Morning!
    Hope you enjoy your Pokemon news tomorrow.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Failinhearts in Morning!   
    Morning Failin!
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Failinhearts in Night, buddies!   
    Nighty Night Failin!
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Apparently fans get to vote as to whether Sonic 1 or 2 is included with the mega-driv   
    Sounds like this Mega Drive mini is really going mini.
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    Mr Loopone got a reaction from Failinhearts in Morning!   
    Morning!
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    Mr Loopone reacted to Blue Blood in how is it that i can empty my entire ass and still feel like i haven't dispatched the   
    @Fusion-Ellipsis Greatest shits album
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    Mr Loopone reacted to Blue Blood in I feel like Hyrule Warriors shouldn't be one of my favourite Zelda games, but it real   
    Mushroom Kingdom Warriors, a BotW themed follow up focusing on the Champions would be great. Can't say I'm very fussed about Fire Emblem Warriors because I've just no interest in that franchise.
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    Mr Loopone reacted to Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice in Nomura's nice and all.......but Kingdom Hearts could really use some new more invigor   
    Oh, it can be.
    As well as being something better than what it is currently.
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