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  1. Anyone else watching Genesis 5? (Biggest Smash Melee tourney of the year!)

    Here's a link if anyone is curious... https://www.twitch.tv/vgbootcamp

  2. This tweet sums of my thoughts on The Last Jedi... [NO SPOILERS]


  3. J.J.Abrams has an obsession with plot twists and forced emotion


  4. Gamers are funny lol



    1. Forte-Metallix
    2. Strickerx5


      I mean... they're not wrong in those first two paragraphs...

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I mean, what if it was XB1X or PC exclusive? They're both capable of more than the PS4P...

    4. Adamabba
    5. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      LOL. Nintendo is Platinum's publisher. What did that guy expect to happen?

      I'd be more surprised if it ended up on a non-Nintendo anything.

    6. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      I don't really get console wars. Like I can get being annoyed that a cool game isn't on a console you own, but why clench your butthole in pure anger over it being on a different console, or whether it's graphics are slightly worse (but still overall great), or just because it's not purely part of some ultra hd 4k console alone...or something.

    7. Zaysho




      I think most of the blame lies with SEGA for this, honestly. They didn't want to do more with Bayonetta and Nintendo had to foot the bill for the sequels. I mean, I'm happy getting a cool exclusive for my current system of choice, underpowered it might be, but it does bite nothing beyond the first game can be re-released anywhere else.

    8. Alienrun


      I mean...I can kinda understand the frustration with nintendo, since they have to constantly buy back the licence when Bayo 2 didn't sell that well...

      Platinum tho? Beats me!

    9. Adamabba


      @Zaysho ninja'd you 5 minutes ago

    10. Zaysho



      I had an earlier page loaded up lol

    11. Cayenne


      You should be mad at Sony, bro. They wasted the perfect chance to publish Bayonetta 2 when Platinum was searching for a partner.

    12. Alienrun


      Might as well post this too while I'm at it, it compliments to OP pretty nicely...


    13. MegasonicZX


      Ever since Bayo hit Nintendo there have been people like this and it always makes them look incredibly stupid since the reason for them putting these on Nintendo consoles exclusively is a good one. Really wish these people would do their research before getting up in arms over a non-issue (though he is right about one thing, these games would be capable of tons more on more powerful hardware).

    14. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      The games would be capable of more, but I don't think anyone wants a repeat of Scalebound, right? Platinum and Nintendo have a good working relationship here, which isn't always the case. Bayonetta would have died in the ass if Nintendo didn't step in to save it.

    15. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

       And honestly,  while not as powerful,  the most the hardware limitations really do for the Switch in effecting quality are graphics,  which can already look keen enough. 

      So long as the gameplay is fun and entertaining,  which is perfectly capable for the Switch,  I don't see much reason to lament a game that likely won't even look bad graphic wise. 

    16. Strickerx5



      I don't see much reason to lament a game that likely won't even look bad graphic wise. 

      @JovahexeonXMAS Tron BonneWell here's the thing, when the initial Bayonetta was released (2009) it was met with a lot of praise for its graphics. Fast forward to 2's release and the reception was more of a "meh" in that department. 2 was basically re-using 1's graphical engine straight down to its 720p resolution and even then the game wasn't able to keep a solid 60fps to save its life.

      Now lets look at the Switch which isn't that much more powerful than the Wii U. I'll save my judgement until I actually see the game but I feel like 3's going to be reusing 2's engine which is already a clone of 1's. Assuming the game comes out in 2019, that would mean that the game is running on a 10 year old graphical engine complete with low resolution textures, limited gameplay environments, and not much in the way of effect details. All this being something a game like this greatly benefits from.  The best I can imagine them doing is reaching that solid 60fps with maybe an upscaled resolution from 900p or something.

      Like, I know not many people around here care about graphics to the extent that I do but when I put all this into perspective... yeah, Bayonetta 3 being exclusive to the Switch does sadden me a bit. Trust me, I fully understand that it was either this or nothing and I applaud Nintendo for picking up the pieces when no one else would but that still doesn't change my feelings on it.

      Though, I'll admit that this is all just speculation and I'd love to be proving wrong here.

    17. MegasonicZX


      @JovahexeonXMAS Tron BonneI was talking more in terms of content (like more weapons, unlockables, stages, challenge missions, etc.) but then again, on further reflection platinum fit all they can into these games no matter the hardware and I doubt they'd wanna throw everything and the kitchen sink in at once anyway so your probably right.

  5. I say 2017 is a good year for Sonic...

    We got the best Sonic game of all time and a pretty dope meme game to boot! Like honestly, how can you complain with that?

    (Unless you don't give a s**t about 2D and want a SA3 esc game...eeeeh Whoops!)

    1. TheOcelot


      "best Sonic game of all time?"

      If you consider about five or six badly designed unfair bosses, some poor level design and half a missing story (am I talking about Mania or Forces:P) then that's not a very impressive "best Sonic game of all time."

      The king Sonic 3&K is laughing at you;)


    2. Alienrun


      I'll admit the bosses aren't up the snuff...heck you could argue Sonic 3K as a whole has a much better difficulty curve. But in terms of everything related gameplay wise (the story isn't that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things) I say is significantly more better and self aware, since the game wasn't made in the 90's lol

      I am curious to know what levels in Mania you find to be "poor" tho... (as ironically I feel the same about a few Sonic 3 levels...)

  6. Can't give Sonic a gun...

    10+ Years later...

    Makes a Sonic OC and gives him a Flamethower...

    Mkay, Mkay...

  7. I managed to trick steam into thinking it updated mania when it didn't! Which means I get to keep that dunkey easter egg! :D

  8. I hope the cutscene where tails dies in forces gets leaked soon so everybody can stop talking about his character development/role in the story...

    1. Polkadi~☆



    2. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer


      Man c,mon. This isn't for real is it?

    3. CleverSonicUsername


      Sure, since every other character from the modern games is in this, maybe Elise can show up and smooch him back to life.

    4. Alienrun


      The funny thing is I didn't even think of how Tails comes back to life when he dies in Sonic 2/3 when I wrote this status update...



  9. Me in 2013: OMG Sonic fans are sooo picky about everything, can't you guys be thankful for ANYTHING?!

    Me in 2017 (now): Does this fanbase have ANY standards or do you guys just eat up anything that has sonic in it without EVER questioning it?!

    (The last bit is more aimed at people outside of here btw lol)

    1. McGroose


      Lol was that an evolution or devolution of character?

    2. Alienrun


      I'd say its an evolution. I was much more of a "Sonic Fanboy" back when I was a teen so my scope of understanding other games outside of sonic was much more limited (even if Sonic wasn't my favorite franchise at the time.)

      Suffice it to say its a lot easier for me to relate to people who blindly hate sonic rather than people who blindly like it (like I used to), I may not agree...but I can see where they are coming from. :/

  10. So I can't be the only one who noticed this but (mania spoilers ahead...)


    zone from Sonic 1

    zones from Sonic 2 and CD respectively

    3 zones from Sonic 3

    4 zones from Sonic Mania

    With this info in mind you could argue (mainly from Izukia's perspective) that Mania has more new content that old lol :P

    You guys think this is intentional or just a coincedence?

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      I predicted this way before mania was released nobody paid attention lmao.

      I think it was intentional.

    2. Sean


      Actually there's only 1 zone from Sonic 3 and K zones from Sonic & Knuckles

    3. AWild No.1 washed up gamer
    4. Sean
    5. Alienrun


      @Sean Obviously I meant Sonic 3 as a whole. (and of course they went out of there way to include at least 1 zone from sonic 3 by itself...)

    6. Sean


      1 + K doesn't equal 3 though

    7. AWild No.1 washed up gamer
    8. Zaysho
    9. Alienrun


      Well if you put it that way...

      3 as a whole still has 3 zones, that's indesputable.

      The problem comes when questioning how many zones K has?

      Since K is not a number its value isn't as well defined like 1, 2, and CD is (CD equals 2 since its on the same spectrum as 2 as there are 2 games with 2 zones + CD is 2 letters...) thus meaning K could equate to a number of different values when compared to 3. 

      We do know that K must come after 3, hence why its called Sonic 3&K and not K&3 or KKK.

      However the zones in Mania do not have a set order, as half of K actually takes place before 3 and the second half after 3. Thus K is not limited to simply being > 3 in this context. (Though that further brings into question how you determined how 1 + K < 3!) Likewise its possible that since 3&K are almost always coexist with each other that K could refer to 3's levels and 3 could refer to K AND 3's levels. (Since 3 comes before K you could argue that it has priority over K since one is more known than the other.)

      To put it more simply K is not a value but rather a function that requires 3 to properly have any meaning...

      So with all that being said its entirely possible that 3 (or 1) plus K equals 3...possible even more if you want to turn this around and say that that's the problem...Mania also has an extra act dedicated to the personification of K itself, thus further justifing that K > 1 or that K = 2

      You can also factor in that the Mania Genesis Kart doesn't fit on an actual Genesis, but does fit on a 32X, which has K Chaotix on it, thus multiplying the result by 32...which also so happens to the number of blue sphere levels in Mania...which also happen to take inspiration from K Chaotix for the Special Stages...which in turn was taken from CD, another "function" like K

      TL;DR 3K are inseperable and are the same, 3 is the value and K is the function, but both are the same...

      Alternate TL;DR 1 + K = 3 :P

    10. AWild No.1 washed up gamer
    11. Sean


      K is K, not 2

    12. Alienrun


      K then...

      How bout we say 3K has 3K zones? Hmm? :/

    13. Sean



    14. Alienrun
  11. You guys think this game has good taste in sonic games? >Link<


  12. So I was about to make a topic asking for assitance for resetting my mania save, then it turned out it randomly reset after fidgeting with disabling auto-steam-cloud updates. (Normally a new save won't be created, the game will just say the save is corrupted and won't let you save anything!)

    If anyone wants a fresh save and doesn't feel like going through all the trouble I did to secure it, I can send it to you! ;)

  13. So used to seeing spoilers for Mania I pratically forgot its a game I can ACTUALLY PLAY!

    ...oh boy I'm in for a treat! :D

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Collect all of the chaos emeralds!

  14. To anyone who thinks the Sonic fanbase is the only one with a "split" problem, think again...


    1. Alienrun


      Ultimate tenkaichi was pretty much DBZ's 06, people started to much more negative about upcoming games until Xenoverse set things straight...

      Now DBZ fighter Z is finally addressing the more hardcore Budokai fans (alongside bringing in new MvC people) and of course a loud minority complains its not a freaking DBZ simulator instead of an actual fighting game...

      Not to surprising or anything, just felt like sharing this! :/

    2. DiamondX


      I mean, you can be a fan of both XV and FighterZ.

      I am.

    3. Alienrun


      I'm sure most people are, I think some people aren't though and a lot of people don't get that...

      Its not as bad as sonic by any stretch of the imagination, but I thought it was still worth bringing up.

    4. StriCNYN3


      Whats weird though is that the Xenoverse side is acting like their type of games aren't still being made... like didn't Xenoverse 2 just get an update on top of the game just coming out?

    5. DiamondX


      The last XV2 update was 2 months ago and the game released in October last year.

    6. StriCNYN3


      Yea, it's relatively recent. While I do like playing Xenoverse 2 with my lil bros from time to time, DBFZ is more up my alley, but I just live and let live, you know? I don't know why others find it hard to do that.

    7. Miraculous Milo

      Miraculous Milo

      Well, yeah. No fandom is free from split opinions. Even Mario fans get into odds with each other over preferring the sandbox 3D Marios (64, Sunshine) and the linear 3D Marios (Galaxy 1/2, 3D Land/3D World). There's also a lot of contention on whether SMB3 or SMW in particular is the best (2D) Mario title. 

      It's just that the Sonic series has taken so many differnet directions and questionable design decisions that it's one of the more pronounced examples of a broken fanbase.

  15. Just told some random kid on twitch that I'd buy him sonic mania...

    ...I'm wondering if I should go through with it! :/

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Well if you really want to, you might as well.

      If you don't want to, just go and tell him as such as soon as possible, just so he doesn't get his hopes up and dragged on for too long.

  16. That weird "hmmm" sound that the girl is constantly making is starting to worry me! :/

    1. Alienrun


      btw I changed my mind about the chat...its the best thing I've ever seen! :o

  17. If anyone was ever wondering why the PC version was delayed...



    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Don't wanna watch. What did it say?

    2. Strickerx5


      @A wreaking havoc engineIt's a pretty bad glitch (from one of the later levels for those avoiding spoilers)

      Yeah, this actually already happened to me twice on the Switch version...

    3. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Hope they get those ironed out by the 29th. I have an odd feeling it's gonna get delayed again.




    1. Tails spin

      Tails spin

      *meanwhile Switch, PS4, and Xbox One owners*

      Oh yeeeeeeeaaahhhhhh Mania

    2. jingleblurs98


      i'll have to wait until november or later to play mania, as (hopefully) i'll be getting my PS4 on mania's launch


  19. Well at least one good thing came out of the Mania delay...598df93d8b19c_copypastamaniapreorderedition.thumb.PNG.cb82f91d536250015a57ddc61a1384d3.PNG

    1. Strickerx5


      yikes, and here I thought I was mad

    2. Alienrun


      Same...I was pretty mad but...I can't compete with this guy.



    3. TCB


      Jabroni been worked way past a shoot into a bruial brotherdudejack

  20. Here we go go go....Sonic "controversy Stream! :P

  21. If there's one thing that came out of that Mania spoiler thing...is that the streamer kept telling the chat to "buy Spark the Electric Jester".


  22. Kick-Ass is the best super hero movie I've ever seen by far. (heck its one of the best movies I've seen period.)

    I'm not even a movie guy at all...its that good! (watched it twice to confirm!)

    1. Speederino


      When it was new, I thought it might be my favorite movie ever. I don't think I'd go that far anymore (I eventually realized I tend to lose interest in the second half) but I still love it.

    2. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      It's a pretty fun movie, that's for sure.

      The sequel... Eeehhhh.... It has it's cool moments, but it's a bit more over the top.

  23. When was the last time Sonic Team learned from their mistakes?

    I honestly don't know...06 I think?

    06: Don't make games that don't work.

    Sonic 4: Don't title a game a sequel if its not a sequel.

    Sonic Boom: Don't make deals with other companies.

    I can't think of anything else post 06 that sonic team has learned AND taken action on instead of some PR dude saying "We have lost the fans trust" or some BS.

    Everything I just listed here is common sense...like good gosh.

    1. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy

      They didn't even learn from their mistakes with 06, only thing they "learned" was to just stop making Adventure style games.

      Didn't stop them from shitting out Lost World and Sonic Boom.

    2. Alienrun


      What annoys me is that Lost World could have been better had they put more effort into it.

      Its concerning to think that they won't learn anything from lost world even if forces is an extent. (also thank goodness Mania is being made by different people)


    3. TheOcelot


      Sonic Team never learn from their mistakes.

    4. Alienrun


      *forces is a success*

      "Yo Sonic team you messed up big time!"


      "You know, your latest game Sonic Boom! I've heard it has lots of gli--"

      "Sonic Forces is coming to Modern Consoles and PC this Fall Holiday 2017. Pre-order now for 60$..."

    5. Bobnik


      ...Since when is Sonic Boom ST's game?



  24. Name a single franchise (any media is fine) that didn't turn to complete s**t the second it got sold off or the creator left it...

    ...it just dawned on me how sad and disingenuous the act of such a thing happening is. Could you imagine how successful your "product" has to be before you even consider selling it off to someone else?

    To me, at least...the most appealing aspect of one's work is that they made it! You take that away and...its not there work anymore!

    It's no wonder that things nowadays that get milked and don't follow the source material if its an adaptation OR try and sequalize an original idea that doesn't need a sequal...just doesn't have the heart of the original.

    It's just really sad and stupid is all I'm saying! :(

    1. Ayliffe



      Name a single franchise (any media is fine) that didn't turn to complete s**t the second it got sold off or the creator left it...

      MLP: FiM

      that was easy

    2. Dejimon11


      Kirby! There ya go.

    3. Alienrun


      Considering how out of the way of a reboot that is, I'd say that's called doing a reboot right...

      ..even then its not perfect...

      Laren Faust's work Post Powerpuff girls screams "I want to make a little girls show but make it mature and stuff with adventure."

      I'm not saying that's bad, but it feels less subtle as time goes on. It's counter intuitive to what actually matters when your telling a story I think, which is part of why part of the fanbase seems like a fad in retrospect.

      ...oh wait! You mean just Gen 4?! Oh...um...

      Still its a bit different then as the tone changed a bit season 3, which in of itself felt like a proper send of to the series. Most fans even admit it should have ended at season 4 anyways...

      ...but to be a little more realistic, MLP managed because it seemed to restructure itself early on into a team effort from its very conception, even before it blew up. By the time Season 2 rolled around Laren didn't have a whole lot to do with how things were being written. Heck you could argue she only oversaw the conceptual ideas and that was it! Everyone else decided it should be a slice of life kind of show anyways...

      TL;DR MLP is a conspiracy that will never be solved...

      EDIT: Btw I'm still open to more suggestions, I find this interesting...


  25. Crazy Melee tournament going on now (HBox just got emiminated lol) come watch if you want...


    1. Alienrun


      nvm he just got sent to losers...still its on LS right now!

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