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  1. She only shows up in ABT issues. That narrows it down quite nicely.
  2. Why did Eggman abandon that old base where Shadow and Omega were?

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      He got distracted by the Evil Genius Convention and forgot where the base was because he wrote the directions on a napkin, which Rouge had stolen and used for her intel on where to find Eggman's treasure :D!

      Being serious, given that Metal Sonic was the main antagonist of Heroes, it's possible that Eggman got captured by Metal before he could properly finish with whatever he had in mind for Shadow and Omega, and thus by the time he was able to get out, it was already too late and they had already joined forces against him.

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      So wait, that would mean Eggman didn’t actually abandon Omega, and that Omega’s hatred of Eggman is unfounded?

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      /shrug Dunno. Just tossing out possibilities. Omega didn't exactly have much to his backstory, so it's possible that he was never abandoned to begin with.

      Then again, Omega's shown himself to be a pretty prideful robot. Maybe from Eggman's perspective he's giving Omega a really important task of protecting the Ultimate Lifeform while he's away, but from Omega's perspective, it's possible that Eggman even just implying the possibility that he's not the most important and best robot, or that he's being given a job that he considers utterly beneath him might have bruised his robo ego and caused him to miss the point entirely. Kinda like a Robot Katsuki Bakugo.

      Eggman disappearing and not showing up later on might have only reinforced that notion to Omega, and Eggman's own callousness/lack of empathy and possibly just seeing Omega with everyone else later might have made him assume Omega had betrayed him, and thus just never bothered to clear up the details.

      Honestly that would be pretty hilarious if the two of them eventually realized this, but due to sheer pride and egotistical embarassment, they just aren't willing to admit this they both fucked up.

      Like creator, like creation I guess.

    4. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Out of all this time playing heroes, I never have thought to question that.

    5. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Eggman's a manchild, and what does a child do after they get bored of one of their toys? They throw it somewhere and forget all about it for a shiny new toy.

    6. Tarnish

      Tarnish

      He couldn't pay the bills.

    7. JezMM

      JezMM

      To be honest we don't know that it's necessarily abandoned, Rouge is good at getting into places without being detected. Though it is weird that he'd just throw Shadow into some storage room with a bunch of old trash (but maybe the ol' "hide it in the least obvious place" logic there).

      The aesthetics always made me assume that it was actually a part of his base in Rail Canyon, and that's just where the opening of Team Dark takes place - they simply make their way back through there as the adventure unfolds.

  3. Tails got arrested for piloting while under the influence.

    He did it because he wanted to fly high.

  4. “Aww Goofy, it’s just a little spider”

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Leave it to Disney of all people to set off my Wormy PTSD 

  5. Remember that time Sonic Generations was a sponser for the Simpsons on Sky One?

    1. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      the same promo was in the US on FOX as well. i remember it vividly.

    2. Ryannumber1gamer
  6. You mean when Knuckles follows him to the Egg Carrier launch site? I think that was supposed to represent Gamma making his way back to the base after catching Froggy. Although that presents its own problems: Gamma gets his vision of the past or whatever at the end of Emerald Coast, and he’s suddenly back on the Egg Cartier when it’s over. So was he on, like, autopilot or something when Knuckles saw him?
  7. Why only do a SA1 remake? Why not go full N-sane/Reignited trilogy and remake SA2 while they’re at it?

    Sonic Adventure Duo, or something along those lines.

  8. Speaking of which, there are a few timeline inconsistencies that could do with being fixed too. The most noticeable one being Amy’s post-Twinkle Park scene being set at dawn/dusk, when it’s somehow broad daylight from Sonic’s perspective.
  9. I really would like the final story to be expanded a bit. The whole thing just felt like a last minute addition that barely tied into the other stories in the original. Maybe put in a final action stage where all the characters go around the ruined city looking for the drained Emeralds (like the final story in 06, except bearable). And try harder to have the final story tie in with at least some of the main story. For example, turn the final story’s opening scene, with Eggman finding Chaos again, into a post-credits scene after Sonic’s story or something.
  10. I’m gonna go out on a whim and say the only difference here is that Dewgong can’t be obtained in Sword and Shield through any means (as in, not even through transfer), unlike the previous gens. Although that does beg the question of why nobody seems to care that the main anime is currently doing the same thing.
  11. https://comicbook.com/anime/news/pokemon-anime-apology-twilight-wings-sword-shield/ Did people really get pissed off enough for this to happen?
  12. I find it sad that nobody here ever talks about or reports on anything relating to Digimon anymore.

    I mean, how am I only now just discovering this is a thing?!

     

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I got a little annoyed when they announced this especially after hyping Last Evolution up as the grand farewell to these characters. It's mostly due to wanting Toei to try something new again as opposed to continually whoring out the 01 cast.

      I wouldn't mind watching this one of these days though, it does look nice for what it is

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      The first three episodes have been REALLY good. The original Adventure cast has never looked better, and the story's been really engaging. It's not even because it's the original Adventure cast; thus far, this story could have worked fine with an all new cast of humans and Digimon.

    3. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      It's really good stuff though. I'm very interested in how they handle it, especially with choosing to remake the movie before the series proper starts. Shame it's gotta be on hold now because of the you know what....

    4. DryLagoon

      DryLagoon

      I've been getting back into Digimon recently myself. The reboot is good so far, but due to the virus episode 4 and beyond is delayed. There's also a new TCG to go with it with great art. I usually reply to statuses instead of making my own but I'm down to chat about Digimon if you want.

  13. TPCi kept the Japanese soundtrack throughout mid-DP all the way up to the end of BW, and kept the soundtracks to movies 9 through 16. Even 4kids themselves used parts of the Japanese soundtrack from Kanto to mid-Johto, and kept the entire soundtracks to movies 4 through 8. Any semblance of consistency flew out the window quite a long time ago.
  14. Do you think Treasure Planet would have succeeded even if Disney hadn’t sabotaged it?

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      I'd say yes, but not to stratospherical levels.

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Mild success, maybe.

    3. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      It was still a pretty pricey film, but if given some breathing room and decent enough marketing, I suspect it would've succeeded, albeit in a modest way.

  15. Holy crap I didn’t know the voice of Mikey on Recess died back in February.

  16. The dubisms that MSBE’s subtitles had boiled down to a mixture of wanting to sneak in iconic lines from the original dub that dub fans would be attached to, and censorship (Mewtwo asking if he was created by nature rather than God, Raymond’s “OH MY GOD” being unsubbed). This series wouldn’t have the former problem with potential a Japanese sub track since it’s not a remake of an existing dub, not to mention the dub scripts usually tend to remain as faithful as possible these days.
  17. The superintendent that Prickly keeps mentioning in Recess is called Superintendent Skinner. I am 100% convinced they chose that name to mess with Simpsons fans.

  18. Pokemon Journeys will be having its UK premiere on Pop...

    I have very mixed feelings.

    1. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Sucks that Pop isn't available in HD.

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I HADN’T CONSIDERED THAT NOW I FEEL EVEN WORSE.

  19. Here’s a potentially hot Simpsons take: the 28th Treehouse of Horror is in my top 5 THoH episodes.

  20. “OHMYGOD I AM FREEZING TO DEATH BUT IT IS STILL SUMMER ISN’T IT?”

  21. I’m currently halfway through the Lion King remake and it’s turning out to very much just be a movie that exists.

    Further thoughts:

     
    • James Earl Jones is really phoning in his performance here. He’s speaking the exact same lines as in the original movie and they just...lack any of the power or weight behind them.
    • The wildebeest stampede is *really* underwhelming in this version. It feels like there’s less of them.
    • Mufasa’s death scene is handled terribly. I hate it.
    1. Tornado

      Tornado

      Are any of the Disney remakes so far anything beyond "a movie that exists"?

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Jungle Book did a pretty alright job of standing on its own merits. It’s at least the most critically well-recieved of the remakes so far.

    3. Milo

      Milo

      I can't speak for the other remakes since I haven't seen them (and for the most part, I don't plan to) but the 2016 Jungle Book remake is legitimately good. In terms of being distinct from the 70s animated film (which I'll admit, I haven't seen), from what I understand it actually incorporates material from the original Rudyard Kipling novel that aren't in the previous adaptation. Like Big Panda said, it's also the most critically praised live-action remake of the bunch.

      That said, the 2015 Cinderella and 2016 Pete's Dragon remake were also generally well-regarded in reviews. (Although I may be cheating by including Pete's Dragon, the original film is a mix of live-action and animation, instead of being a fully animated movie like the other remakes of this era.)

  22. The third Lion King movie is being called by its original name on all UK streaming services (Amazon Prime and Disney+), even though the DVD releases still use “The Lion King 3”.

    Why was that movie even renamed here to begin with?

    1. Stasis

      Stasis

      It's Lion King 1 1/2right? That's how I've always known it.

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Yep. In the UK (and possibly other parts of Europe) it’s always been the utterly arbitrary “The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata”.

  23. Jeez now I see why they put the Sega logo over Big’s face. Those are the buggiest eyes I’ve ever seen.
  24. Do the reasons for hating Gamestop go beyond just “their trade-in prices are highway robbery”?

    1. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      The whole "Opening games" BS which is the dumbest thing for a store focusing on collectors

      The whole working decable during Corona right now, them often treating their employees as shit anyway

      Their prices being ridiculous even when ignoring their trade-in prices (they often sell games at a premium over here in Germany and don't go down in price with them for ages)

       

      Just of the top of my head

    2. FReaK

      FReaK

      I have pre ordered the newest god of war there a few years ago. Most shops in my area sell games early, so I came across the game in another shop, a week before release. I took a picture and went to gamestop, they told me they have the game but refused to hand it out, even though I paid in advance months earlier and they had the frickin game, they even told me 'yes we have it but I can't give it to you'..thats not what I call customer service. I then went to the other shop, bought it and slammed it in front of the gamestop cashier, claiming back my money.

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @Thigolf what’s this “opening games” thing mean exactly.

    4. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      They take games, remove their wrapping, take on the discs and put the empty cases on the shelve to sell them as new.

      It's really annoying because games like that are often in a pretty bad condition depending on how long they sit on a shelf. And they for sure don't feel new.

      It's just dumb considering no other store does this and buying a brand new game from them just feels like you get an inferior product compared to anywhere else.

    5. Zaysho

      Zaysho

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      They take games, remove their wrapping, take on the discs and put the empty cases on the shelve to sell them as new.

      They'll also take new games, open them and sell them as used for jacked up prices, especially if it's a rare in-demand game. This happened with Xenoblade 1, which GameStop controlled the distribution for in America so they could get new copies printed after the initial run and then do whatever the fuck they wanted with them.

    6. Celestia

      Celestia

      Personally I hate them because of the name. I don't want games to stop, I want them to keep going. That's why I'm glad they're called EB Games here.

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