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  1. I went and digitally processed that Tangle drawing from a while back. What do you think?

     

  2. IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog (coming 2018)

    Honestly, I like these designs. It's good to have some variety every once in awhile. I can't wait to see these two in action. Hoping they have some good personalities, too.
  3. For the artsy people around here, Clip Studio Paint is up to 60% off. Go buy it if you want. I did.

    1. CottonCandy

      CottonCandy

      Nice. Looks like I have to buy it now. I need to move away from paint tool sai. 

  4. I have as many fond memories of Spyro as I do Crash, so this better not just be a rumor. You can't have a successful Crash remaster and then leave the little purple dragon out in the cold.
  5. Since I know there's at least one person on the SSMB who plays Warframe other than myself, I've gone and made a topic.

    here's hoping it doesn't crash and burn like my Gigantic topic

  6. Warframe is a free-to-play sci-fi third-person massively-multiplayer action game developed by Canada-based Digital Extremes (Unreal series co-developer, DarkSector). Up to four players take on the role of Tenno-- basically, space ninjas-- and tackle a variety of missions all around the solar system in a futuristic universe, using stealth, acrobatics, and a variety of the titular battle suits and weapons to get the job done and take down anything in their way. And boy, is that necessary in this universe, because innocents are not having a good time. The Grineer are a force to be reckoned with throughout the Origin System (AKA our solar system), cloning themselves to create a deadly (albeit decaying) army that's cruel and ruthless toward anyone who doesn't bow to them. The Corpus are a money-hungry machinist cult that has access to cutting-edge technology and sells anything ancient they can get their hands on. And the Infested, a horrifyingly twisted mishmash of both parties infected with a terrible plague, only live to add more sorry victims to their ranks (if you can call it living). The outlook is grim for the poor people who just want to live in peace. That's where you come in. You are Tenno, masters of guns, blades, and the deadly suits called Warframes, each one able to channel energy into different kinds of devastating powers to blow away the opposition. "So, if we're around," you're probably asking, "why hasn't all this madness just been wiped out by now?" Well, there's a bit of a problem-- the Tenno have been in cryosleep for a long time. So, yeah. Madness. Fortunately, an enigmatic figure known only as the Lotus has brought you out of your long rest to fight back against the chaos and will guide you along the way. Things only get more complicated from there. There's the remnants of the fallen Orokin Empire the Tenno were created by. There are the dangerous Sentients the Orokin went to war with. And there's much, much more to the story and lore of Warframe that you'll slowly unravel as you progress through the game's many quests and missions. We haven't even scratched the surface. But on to gameplay. As previously said, Warframe is a third-person action game, meaning that not only are you shooting folks, but you're also using melee weapons to cleave them in twain. You can carry up to three weapons at a time-- primary, secondary, and melee-- with different weapons for each slot. You also control one of the Warframes, each of which has a different set of abilities that either support your allies or obliterate your enemies. Dash through enemies with Excalibur. Turn invisible and sneak around with Ash. There are several Warframes, and you can have an entire arsenal of them. You can even bring a companion with you! The best part? You have a large amount of customization options for your arsenal (and even the small Orbiter craft you use as a base), so you can look good while you're killing everything in sight. This isn't just limited to visual customization, though-- your tools of trade are customizable using Mods, which change how they operate in substantial ways and allow you to tweak things to your liking. You'll need to level up your stuff with affinity you collect during missions to get a good Mod build, though, especially since Mods themselves can be leveled up using Endo to increase their effects. Your goal to clean up the Origin System will take you through a variety of missions and to a lot of planets and bases. One minute, you're tasked with tearing through a Grineer ship, killing a certain number of unfortunate clones before extracting; the next, you're sneaking into a Corpus base to gain access to sensitive, heavily-guarded data; another still, you're fighting to rescue a hostage from enemy clutches. With procedurally-generated levels made from tilesets, no two missions are entirely the same. So how will you travel through them? Cover-based movement? Naaaah. Not in Warframe. You'll be getting around the battlefield in style with a variety of traversal methods: bullet jumping, wall-running, sliding, Archwings, etc. You can also choose how to go through a mission. Want to go in guns blazing? You can do that. Want to play it quietly and stealthily? You can do that. Don't feel like dealing with other players? You can be a lone wolf and do things yourself. During each mission, you'll collect materials you can use to build items in your ship's Foundry. But let's say you're not satisfied with the vanilla weaponry and Warframes. Let's say you want the best of the best. Well, then, you want the Prime gear. Sporting the Orokin Empire's trademark white-black-gold coloring, these are better versions of their base counterparts. But getting what you want ain't always easy-- you see, to get these items, you'll need to hunt down specific Void Relics, each one containing six different items, and break them open in Void Missions by collecting Reactant, but some of the items are rarer to get than others. If there's a rarer item inside a Relic that you want, you can increase the likelihood of getting it by using Void Traces to bring the Relic up to a higher level, but even then, you won't always get it. And even if you do, it'll take awhile for you to get your hands on 'em because the Foundry takes awhile to build an item. After a time, certain Prime items are even retired and put into the Prime Vault (though, on occasion, they're unvaulted and free to nab again). And this is where the dreaded microtransactions aspect comes in. Fortunately, DE's smart about this-- you can build most items in Warframe without coughing up Platinum, the game's premium currency, to get them (and if you choose to build them in the foundry instead of buying them outright, the process can be rushed with Platinum). And another upside: you can trade the items you have with other players. Platinum is one of those items, meaning you can rake in the stuff without having to pay a cent (though if you want to do so and support DE's hard work, that's still an option). You still have to use Platinum exclusively for Warframe, weapon, and loadout slots, though, but by trading stuff, it's fairly easy to get some. Plus, you're helping out other Tenno who want those items, so bonus! DE also patches the game regularly with updates big and small. The latest big update (at the time of this writing) is Plains of Eidolon, which adds an open-world location to the game filled with its own resources for you to collect. And we haven't even gotten into the game's deeper systems, some of which are kinda spoilery, so I won't touch on 'em here (not that I was going to). If I haven't scared you away by now with this dense explanation of how things work (and I applaud you for sticking around), you can get Warframe on PC either through the game's official website or through Steam, on PS4, and on Xbox One, and feel free to share your feedback on the official forums; DE is more than happy to listen, which is more than I can say for most devs these days. There are also social media accounts, of course (Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Twitch, where they stream regularly and have Devstreams bi-weekly, but if you're not far into the game, you probably shouldn't watch | reddit). Don't want to get lost in the game's many systems along the way? Consult the Warframe wiki (but beware of spoilers). There's also a fairly friendly community willing to help you out. As mentioned previously, Warframe is regularly updated, so features described here may change or become obsolete entirely. In case you want to add me, my in-game ID is SonicWind149. See you in the Origin System, Tenno. P.S.: When you get access to the Second Dream quest, play it ASAP. That's all I'm sayin'.
  7. So, turns out there's a real band called Dreamboat Express. Funny how life works, eh?

     

  8. Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy (2017)

    Silly Activision. Covering up your leaks only makes us more certain.
  9. I really want Boom to come back, but I wouldn't mind a new show.
  10. For those who haven't looked in the IDW Sonic comic thread yet, pre-orders are now available, and IDW has provided a print-out form in this Tweet for you to bring to your nearest comics shop!

    Online and digital Comixology pre-orders also available!
  11. Remember that topic on Gigantic I made a while back? Bad news-- they're shutting it down on July 31st.

    If you want to get in on the game now, do it quick.

  12. So. I arted. Again.

    Here's a drawing of that one lemur that seems to have everyone in a frenzy:

     

    1. barnaclesy

      barnaclesy

      nice drawing

    2. Mightyray

      Mightyray

      That's a cute sketch!

  13. IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog (coming 2018)

    I'd assume so, given this is the first time we've heard of characters named as such in this or any Sonic universe. IDW will spill the beans soon enough.
  14. IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog (coming 2018)

    I was fine with Forces' story, so I'm honestly OK with the idea of a follow-up story here. What big crisis constitutes a reforming of the Resistance in a world where Eggman's rule is no more? I'd like to find that out and see how the world is doing since Eggman was defeated.
  15. Another former Archie artist seems to be returning for the IDW Sonic comics: 

    1. Red

      Red

      This comic is just going to be Archie Sonic Lite isn't it? If everything is going to look the same as Archie, what's the point of a new book. Might as well just continue the old issues and be done with it. I don't have hopes for IDW Sonic to be very original.

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