Jump to content

PC the Hedgehog

TSS Member
  • Content Count

    1,671
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

Everything posted by PC the Hedgehog

  1. Does Raycon sponsor virtually every video game-related YouTuber on the internet?

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      NAWT ME! CROW!

      Even if I had the chance I wouldn't take the sponsor. I'd rather just keep to myself and not advertise any product since it ruins the flow of things.

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I heard those AirPods aren't really that good 

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      It's kinda funny you mentioned them. Just forgot one of my earbuds in my pants pocket that I put into the wash tonight...

      Yeah, they really are the new audible it seems.

      Tho some of the ad spots can be entertaining by themselves.

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      i was almost about to buy a pair before i saw this tbh

       

    5. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      It wouldn't be so bad if the sponsorees didn't feel the need/weren't required to shoehorn them into the middle of their videos. I understand that these guys need to make money, but the way they do it often breaks the flow of their videos and makes them seem like commercial shills.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      If your sponsor insists on you shoving your ad abruptly in the middle of your video-

       

      This wiseass reply is sponsored by Raidcon: AirPod Legends.

      Choose from 16 different heroic colors, each with their own balance of bass and treble feedback!

       

       

      -At least give people a little warning that "You'll Be Right Back After These Important Messages". Build people up for the break, otherwise your segway becomes as cheap and start as a jump scare in a slasher.

    7. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I imagine that at some point in the future, they'd come to any of us about a sponsorship...

      and i know i would turn it down because my hearing issues make ray-cons absolutely useless

    8. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Sorry to bring this back up but one thing I will give Raycon is that they make some sturdy mother fuckers.

      That earbud I put in the wash.

      Let it dry out over night and it still fucking works perfectly somehow.

  2. So yeah, the Balan Wonderworld novel. Surprisingly good stuff. For starters, it explains most things the game either leaves out or leaves vague. Who is Balan? Who is Lance? What is their connection (and boy, was I surprised when the big reveal happened)? What is Wonderworld? Why are all the people there? What's with those drops and Tim things? The only thing it really doesn't explain is all the dancing, which, thankfully, the book has none of. It also builds up the characters a lot more. The little cutscenes in the game were cute and all, but the book allows their stories to breathe a bit more. We learn why they ended up in Wonderworld, what the pieces of their hearts symbolize, and why the worlds they've created are the way they are. Plus, everyone actually interacts with everyone else. Certain characters develop friendships with each other. Some even have an incredibly surprising connection that isn't revealed until the very end of the book. We even get to see Leo's growth and development as a character as the story goes along, meeting the others and developing deeper connections with some of them. He even has his own "stage" in Wonderworld. Story-wise, it can be kind of by-the-numbers. The first third of the book has Leo entering Wonderworld and meeting all 12 characters, as well as checking out the happy, carefree worlds they've created for themselves. Interestingly, Lance is the one who guides him along, giving the impression that he's the guiding light while visions of Balan appear intermittently, causing everyone to express concern (which is kind of unwarranted, as there's no indication that he's malicious at all). By the middle, Balan makes himself known and Lance reveals himself as the "villain", allowing everyone except Leo to become corrupted and leading to the majority of the game's story of Leo going around saving everyone's hearts and whatnot, now with Balan's help. The last section of the book is by far the most interesting, a pretty lengthy epilogue where all the characters get their lives back on track and all even end up meeting each other despite being from different countries, speaking different languages, and in some instances, living in entirely different time periods(!) Two of the characters even get married! The only two characters who don't get confirmed happy endings are Lance and, surprisingly, Balan himself, though I won't spoil why. Pretty much the only downside of the book to me is how they treat Emma. Yeah, she's in here too, helping out Balan while everyone else is working with Lance. She doesn't really do a whole lot, and her story is actually even less developed than it was in the game. All in all, while the book certainly had its flaws, it also contained all the magic than the game sorely lacked. It really helped me to appreciate what Naka and crew were trying to do with this new world...and made me sad at how badly the game itself botched its potential. I would highly recommend anyone remotely curious about the world of Balan Wonderworld to save $60 and pick up the book instead.
  3. Had a dream that Yuji Naka came to my family's get together for some reason. He pretty much sat at a table by himself awkwardly the whole time.

    1. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Now you can tell everyone at school about your uncle that made Sonic the Hedgehog.

  4. Despite Naka and Oshima's many missteps as game creators, it'd be in REALLY bad taste for Sonic's social media to mock their solo efforts considering the franchise likely wouldn't even exist without them. I actually just finished the novel last night, and it's MUCH better than the game. I'll post my thoughts later when I have time, but I'd highly recommend it.
  5. I can't believe how much Spongebob looks like Ren and Stimpy now. It's WAY too overboard for my tastes.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      You mean recent seasons or way back when?

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Recent seasons, I guess. Not sure when they started going SUPER cartoony, but I assume it was over the past 3 or 4 years. Dunno, I don't watch the show anymore.

    3. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      Season 10 onward...

      It doesn't look like Ren & Stimpy, it's just really over animated in the expressions...which does go overboard a bit.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Hm odd, I haven't been following the show but I was always under the impression that the show genuinely excelled when the animation was more bombastic with its expressions than not (hell I'd argue that more exaggerated animation in general is a welcomed trait for most cartoons). Like, I specifically remember it being a main trait of the show back when I watched it.

      Though, I guess there's a limit to it that the recent seasons are crossing? (again, haven't watched the show in some time)

    5. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      They're going off-model more which I'd consider a good thing, but some people aren't really a fan.

      And for a while it did come at the expense of the writing, which was getting better.

  6. Just finished the Balan Wonderworld novel. This. THIS is what the game should have been. I'll post my full thoughts in the Balan thread at some point, but for now I'll just say if you see potential in the game's story and characters and are sad that the actual game didn't realize any of it, the book is VERY satisfying. I'd highly recommend it.

  7. The saddest thing about Balan's failure is that now Square-Enix will probably never give their games like Mischief Makers another chance. Not that they were planning on it anyway, but still.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      If Naka, Ohshima and Yasuhara come back to sonic after all the Balans and Blinx' and Yoshis:

      68747470733a2f2f73332e616d617a6f6e617773

      kQDO238EFoaUccCbzdCkDGliOuYJTRXzeQiN2_nu

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Yasuhara is currently working for Unity Technologies 

    3. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Mischief Makers isn't quite a platformer and more of a side scrolling action game since it was developed by Treasure (and was published by Nintendo outside of Japan so that might be some issue like why Mega Man games are hit and miss in Europe).

      Yeah... I don't think Square-Enix would go back to platformers especially 3D after this. Then again they still publish Tomb Raider games and have been "flops", they publish Hitman games again and were "flops". Different part of the company but still.

  8. Who would win in a fight between Filburt from Rocko's Modern Life and Bentley from Sly Cooper?

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The Murray.

      The Murray always wins.

  9. Out of all the brand new stuff that got announced during the Indie Direct, only Aztecha interested me. Blending cyberpunk and Aztec mythology looks SUPER cool.

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      For me it's the new Getsu Fuma Den.

  10. lol Jaleel White has started up a weed company called Purple Urkel.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Once again, Mario and Sonic are opposed

    2. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      That's no good.

  11. Thingus raccamagoocus.

  12. Today I learned that Dr. Claw's first name is George. what is life

  13. Colors was decent at best and far from deserving of a remastered edition, IMHO. If this is in fact real, I'm very indifferent toward the news. Unless they're giving us this in place of a proper NEW game to placate us for Sonic's 30th anniversary, in which case I'm annoyed by the news.
  14. The most important meal of the day yadda yadda Gary's way.

    1. Failinhearts
    2. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      what is it, petersen?

      i don't know.... i feel... a disturbance

  15. Jak and Daxter is fun and all, but you know what what would made it better? GUNS.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Give Jak a goatee and I'm in

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Not interested until it's similar to GTA.

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      See this fic I wrote?

      It has Jak and Daxter sucked into a portal that takes the 500 years into future in a dystopian city! And then his old girlfriend and her father are seperated, and Jak is arrested and then they expirement on him, and they turn him into a super evil badness power by Dark Eco!!, And he starts talking now, and I made his first words be "I'M GONNA KILL DA BAD GUY", isn't that epic?!??!

      Sigh... I know ND's too wussy to ever make a story as cool as that

    4. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      It's like...I mean, they sure as heck handled the jarring transition better than Shadow the Hedgehog, but even though Jak II and on were still good games, I'll always feel like adding gunplay and swearing felt like a forced attempt to cash in on GTA's popularity.

    5. Winston

      Winston

      I never really cared for Jak and Daxter outside of the first game and I only really thought that one was alright. I did love Ratchet & Clank though so I'm glad that's still around. 

    6. Soniman

      Soniman

      This but unironically because it made everything better 

  16. When we gettin' Puyo Puyo 99?

    1. Jingilator

      Jingilator

      Screw that, where's WarioWare 99?

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I thought that was Puyo Puyo Championship

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i would genuinely be down for this

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Crow the BOOLET Champions is just an multiplayer only PP game, focusing on online modes and tournaments. It doesn't have a "battle royale" mode.

  17. FAMILY AND FRIENDS- "We believe in you. You're so talented. You'll go far in life."
    VIRTUALLY ANY POTENTIAL EMPLOYER OR CLIENT- "go away"

    1. Azure Blue Tori

      Azure Blue Tori

      At least someone said the first part to you.

  18. Dreamt last night that Nintendo announced the next big Mario game would be called "Super Mario Kingdoms". No idea what it was about, but the name is kinda cool. Too bad it can't exist because Mario is dead and all ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Instant first thought

      4u538syubz511.jpg

  19. Picked up the Balan Wonderworld tie-in novel because I'd rather read the book than play the game. It's cute so far.

    1. Azure Blue Tori

      Azure Blue Tori

      Could you let us know if it's worth getting once you're done?

    2. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Wait, there's tie-in material for that trainwreck?

    3. PC the Hedgehog
  20. Rereading the post-reboot Archie comics...I didn't realize how much I miss Relic. She's so dang adorable.

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      Her and the Egg Bosses man they were taken from us to soon 

    2. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      I also miss how great a foil Eclipse was to Shadow.  Feel like his character could've worked even better in pre-reboot really with Shadow's more noble character in that one.

  21. Well, other than some interior art from the Sonic 30th anniversary comic, the IDW panel didn't really have anything new.

  22. Is the Sonic IDW anniversary panel thingy today?

  23. Today is release day, and yet there are no reviews out. Definitely not a good sign.
  24. Hey, Knuckles is trending on Twitter! I wonder what the reason--oh.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      ?

      EDIT: Good fucking grief. I just decided to look it up. If anyone wants to spare themselves the effort, basically there's am argument going on about whether Knuckles is black/black-coded or not. All this because someone drew Knuckles as a human and made him white, and another artist decided to "correct" it and and recolour his skin black.

      This is what people argue about? For fucking real? Knuckles is a red, anthro echidna. He's not any race at all.

    2. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      The best part?

      The artist who made him black

      IS FUCKIN WHITE

       

      hqdefault.jpg

    3. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      Yeah, it's the "white person thinking they're progressive, but they're actually stupid and rude/racist to the minorities" situation.

      So a japanese artist drew Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as humans. A different person recolored Knuckles into being black and said "There, fixed ur shit for u". People called them out. This was their response
      image.thumb.png.d0fe447d14490ab807fac3a2a28bd3e8.png
       

    4. Azure Blue Tori

      Azure Blue Tori

      I guess it's true when they say Twitter has become early Tumblr.

    5. Soniman

      Soniman

      Knuckles is a fucking animal.......

    6. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I'm not surprised.

      I have never heard of the term "black coding" before. Do I want to know what it means? It's just that these progressive types often come across as incredibly racist while claiming everyone else is racist.

      It also seems to be Japanese artists getting a lot of hate from these people... As an artist myself, it feels pretty sickening to disrespect somebody else's creative expression by vandalising it.

    7. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      twitter was a mistake

    8. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      Odd, usually it's the other way around

      You wouldn't really get what coding means from the context...here it doesn't mean anything other than bad assumptions

    9. Rabbitearsblog

      Rabbitearsblog

      Why Twitter...why are you always making things so controversial when they don't have to be?

    10. jungle_penguins

      jungle_penguins

      The core problem is drawing them as humans to be honest.

      Also "Knuckles is Mayan" is not that good of a counter.

    11. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Even though this quote regards a different Sonic character, Jaleel White was absolutely right when he said that Sonic wasn't white or black, he's blue.

      Interpret Knuckles however you like as an artist's impression. Don't give other people shit for how they interpret him. Being "coded" as something doesn't change the fact that Knuckles is a cartoon red echidna.

    12. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      It's that white Nessa incident all over again, except even stupider

  25. "Why do we always gotta run everywhere? No wonder I'm so tired all the time..." -Knuckles, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Gotta say, the character dialogue in this game is pretty dang funny.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

You must read and accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue using this website. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.