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    DiamondX reacted to Mad Convoy in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    The question in the topic title is so blatantly loaded that I feel like it’s actually crossed into the territory of disingenuity. I mean, it groups wanting Sonic Team to stick around with the implication that Sonic Team as it is is not “talented” (with no clarification as to what talented even means in this context. Are we talking potential, desire, execution, or something else here?), so it almost immediately labels people who disagree with the OP as people who don’t want talented developers working on Sonic. That in turn places people in a very bad position to disagree with the OP, because they are implicitly expected to have to conflate and defend their position against an argument that is ultimately meaningless, too subjective to lay any solid foundation of agreement on, and borderline insulting.
    And really, I ask the same question here as I do every other time people get into this discussion— if we’re getting rid of Sonic Team, what are we replacing it with? What will the replacement do that Sonic Team cannot or will not? Will the replacement introduce new problems and if so, what would those problems be? Then ask those questions again but with Sega instead of Sonic Team. Seldom do I even get a concrete answer to these questions, and I haven’t heard a compelling one yet.
    People target these figurehead people because they like to think that they can do something about things that are not in their control. That blaming somebody or some entity and seeking their humiliation, ousting, etc. will somehow fix things. And you’d think people would’ve figured out by now that it never actually does. Best case scenario is that nothing truly changes but the people associated with the franchise.
    So just... quit sweating what you can’t control. Maybe Sonic Team needs to be replaced, maybe it doesn’t, but that doesn’t really have a whole lot of bearing on a fan. Sure I have my opinions of what I’d like to happen, but in the end that’s all they all: Opinions. They’re not obligations. A consumer is really only owed honesty about the content and costs of a game from a company, nothing more or less. 
    Make your own stuff if you’re really keen on seeing your ideas and fixes come alive— creator-oriented software is constantly getting better and more accessible to novices these days, and if that’s not an option, pencil-and-paper drawings and literary fanfic can work surprisingly well.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    I don't think the team is not talented. I believe that the problem is that they are trying to listen too much to the fans with Forces.
    People liked Classic Sonic in Generations and believed he would be liked here as well.
    People asked for a darker story and we got that.
    They knew people like to make OCs and decided to add the feature in the game.
     
    They should believe in themselves more and be able to decide on their own what to add and what not to. Also, may I ask what do you dislike at Lost World? I didn't play the game myself but it looks like a pretty good game to me.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from SonicWind in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    I don't think the team is not talented. I believe that the problem is that they are trying to listen too much to the fans with Forces.
    People liked Classic Sonic in Generations and believed he would be liked here as well.
    People asked for a darker story and we got that.
    They knew people like to make OCs and decided to add the feature in the game.
     
    They should believe in themselves more and be able to decide on their own what to add and what not to. Also, may I ask what do you dislike at Lost World? I didn't play the game myself but it looks like a pretty good game to me.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from Miragnarok in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    I don't think the team is not talented. I believe that the problem is that they are trying to listen too much to the fans with Forces.
    People liked Classic Sonic in Generations and believed he would be liked here as well.
    People asked for a darker story and we got that.
    They knew people like to make OCs and decided to add the feature in the game.
     
    They should believe in themselves more and be able to decide on their own what to add and what not to. Also, may I ask what do you dislike at Lost World? I didn't play the game myself but it looks like a pretty good game to me.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from neezTHEhuman in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    I don't think the team is not talented. I believe that the problem is that they are trying to listen too much to the fans with Forces.
    People liked Classic Sonic in Generations and believed he would be liked here as well.
    People asked for a darker story and we got that.
    They knew people like to make OCs and decided to add the feature in the game.
     
    They should believe in themselves more and be able to decide on their own what to add and what not to. Also, may I ask what do you dislike at Lost World? I didn't play the game myself but it looks like a pretty good game to me.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from DabigRG in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    I don't think the team is not talented. I believe that the problem is that they are trying to listen too much to the fans with Forces.
    People liked Classic Sonic in Generations and believed he would be liked here as well.
    People asked for a darker story and we got that.
    They knew people like to make OCs and decided to add the feature in the game.
     
    They should believe in themselves more and be able to decide on their own what to add and what not to. Also, may I ask what do you dislike at Lost World? I didn't play the game myself but it looks like a pretty good game to me.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from Knight56 in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    I don't think the team is not talented. I believe that the problem is that they are trying to listen too much to the fans with Forces.
    People liked Classic Sonic in Generations and believed he would be liked here as well.
    People asked for a darker story and we got that.
    They knew people like to make OCs and decided to add the feature in the game.
     
    They should believe in themselves more and be able to decide on their own what to add and what not to. Also, may I ask what do you dislike at Lost World? I didn't play the game myself but it looks like a pretty good game to me.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from Mad Convoy in Should SEGA replace Takashi Iizuka and Sonic Team and replace them with a new talented team?   
    I don't think the team is not talented. I believe that the problem is that they are trying to listen too much to the fans with Forces.
    People liked Classic Sonic in Generations and believed he would be liked here as well.
    People asked for a darker story and we got that.
    They knew people like to make OCs and decided to add the feature in the game.
     
    They should believe in themselves more and be able to decide on their own what to add and what not to. Also, may I ask what do you dislike at Lost World? I didn't play the game myself but it looks like a pretty good game to me.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in [EVENT] - The Sonic Musical Spectacular 4 - Celebrating SSMB, 28 Years of Sonic, and 4 years of Motobug! - Song Request Submission Deadline - 21st July 2019, Main Event Stream Premiere - 27th and 28th July - 6pm GMT/1pm EST   
    Glad to see your brought the event this year as well. Here are my picks:
    1. Sonic Lost World - Dragon Dance
    2. Shadow the Hedgehog - Cosmic Fall
    3. Sonic X - Shadow Theme 1
    4. Sonic Colours - Aquarium Park (Act 1)
    Remix: Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (K-Klub Remix) by Crush 40
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    DiamondX got a reaction from Ryannumber1gamer in [EVENT] - The Sonic Musical Spectacular 4 - Celebrating SSMB, 28 Years of Sonic, and 4 years of Motobug! - Song Request Submission Deadline - 21st July 2019, Main Event Stream Premiere - 27th and 28th July - 6pm GMT/1pm EST   
    Glad to see your brought the event this year as well. Here are my picks:
    1. Sonic Lost World - Dragon Dance
    2. Shadow the Hedgehog - Cosmic Fall
    3. Sonic X - Shadow Theme 1
    4. Sonic Colours - Aquarium Park (Act 1)
    Remix: Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (K-Klub Remix) by Crush 40
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    DiamondX reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Early 2020)   
    New details. First things first - that topic needs renamed - the game is officially called Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
    And here's a full ten minutes of unaltered gameplay.
    Details from the video are...
    Semi Open-World Can fly using Nimbus or ki Side-Missions  You can find OG Dragon Ball characters in the open world - Eighter can be found during the Raditz Saga and gives him a mission relating to the Red Ribbon Army. Bulma acts as mission control, and will alert you to things such as treasure and more. The combat is similar to Xenoverse, although looks a lot faster and quite different. Level Up system Characters follow in the open world - Piccolo follows Goku since they're going after Raditz You can fish (Goku even uses his tail as a fishing pole) Hunting Campfires are used to cook food and eat Mineral Mining Hard to tell, but I think there's an English dub. Goku's grunts when using ki boosts sound very similar to Sean's Goku. There's combo ultimates (Piccolo helps Goku via powering up his Kamehameha at one point)
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    DiamondX reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in General E3 2019 Topic & Motobug @ E3 - SSMB's Exclusive E3 Stream - E3 Starts June 8th 2019   
    With E3 starting in about two weeks, and things being pretty different with several studios this time around, I thought now might be the best time to make the general discussion topic for this year's E3. As with previous years, this topic will be used as a general guide topic for E3, including the links to the other topic discussions that I'm sure will begin popping up as E3 closes in on us. This will also cover the stream details that Motobug will be running for this year. As usual, Motobug will be streaming the conferences for another year in a row, so if you want to watch an exclusive SSMB stream of the conferences, and watch the reveals live with SSMB members, that's the stream for you.
    The additional conferences that aren't exactly E3 conferences (Treehouse streams for example) will be streamed on Motobug when it doesn't interfere with other conferences as well. As usual, it's a community volunteer thing to run these streams as well, so keep in mind there may be some hiccups on our side, and will be under the Motobug rules that are listed in the main Motobug topic. We're also considering the Smash tourney as well, but it's undecided, so I'll update when Motobug staff have come to a decision on it.
    Anyways, with all that said, here is all the gathered information for E3 this year. I'll be updating the topic as more topics are made, and updating with a proper schedule when the conferences have all been properly revealed. 
    Also, if there's any info that I've missed about already announced topics (right now, I'm just announcing Nintendo, Sony, and MS as I'm unsure we've got the info of the other usual contenders such as Ubisoft, EA, etc), let me know and I'll update the topic.
    Where to Watch:
    Motobug: https://cytu.be/r/Motobug
    YouTube
    Twitch
    Known Conference Details: 
    Nintendo: 
    -Direct as Usual
    -Conference is supposedly over an hour long.
    Playstation: 
    -Will not have a conference this year
    -Nintendo-like Direct confirmed 
    Microsoft: 
    -Will have a conference
    -Conference will be around two hours long. 
    Schedule: 

    June 8th: 
    EA Play: 
    5:15 pm GMT/12:15 pm EST/9:15 am PDT
    Nintendo Championship: 
    7pm GMT/2pm EST/11am PDT
    June 9th: 
    Microsoft: 
    9pm GMT/4pm EST/1pm PDT
    Bethesda: 
    1:30am GMT/8:30pm EST/5:30pm PDT
    June 10th: 
    PC Gaming Show: 
    6pm GMT/1pm EST/10am PDT
    Limited Run Games: 
    8pm GMT/2pm EST
    Ubisoft: 
    9pm GMT/4pm EST/1pm PDT
    Square Enix:
    2am GMT/9pm EST/6pm PDT
    Developer Digital:
    4am GMT/11pm EST/8pm PDT
    June 11th:
    Nintendo: 
    5pm GMT/12pm EST/9am PDT
    Treehouse: 
    6pm GMT/1pm EST/10am PDT
    Discussion Topics: 
    Motobug Main Topic: 
     
    Nintendo Speculation/Discussion Topic: 
    Microsoft: 
     
     
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    DiamondX reacted to Badnik Mechanic in I'm Stepping Down From Writing At TSS!   
    Might as well make this public now. I was gonna post this in announcements but didn't want to be cheeky...
    So I joined TSS in March 2012 and have written nearly 600 articles for the site, both news and original material, which is quite a lot. And.... Shortly into March this year, I made the decision that I would step down from my position as writer for the site.
    I figured given how long I've been effectively one of the main faces who brings you the Sonic news I should post a bit of a goodbye and why I'm putting down my keyboard to pick up a... uh... Keyboard!
    Why are you going?
    Some of you know that last year my health took a major nose dive which hasn't gotten much better this year. So does this have anything to do with that? 
    Yes... But not in the way you think. Since I started having the health issues, I've tried to do some productive stuff to help me through it, first I made myself a small place on the internets which I really need to get back to doing at some point.
    But I then started to take my video making a bit more seriously, something which I'd wanted to do for a long time anyway but never really had a the time and the response has been quite incredible, far beyond anything I could have imagined and I'd really liked to dedicate a lot more time to it, especially since it lets me talk about games outside of Sonic and Sega which is also something I've wanted to do for a long time.
    And aside from releasing these completed projects, the process of making them is also making me a lot happier, far more than when I was just writing for TSS. So I feel it's the best for my health and... just the fact I'm doing something that a lot of others are also really enjoying if I focus on that full time.
    When are you turning red (Retired Rank)?

    NEVER! THERE'S ONLY SVEND TO GO AND THEN THE SITE IS MINE! MINE! MINE! AH-Hahahha!

    Well... Technically I'm already gone, I can't write for the site anymore, but I still have access to the staff area and something is being worked on which I've been dropping the odd input in so I imagine I'll wake up one day and find myself in the retirement castle with Flyboy Fox and all the other retired staff, I'll be sat in the corner working on videos, please visit and leave a muffin.. One with chocolate chips.
    But I've said I'll occasionally drop by for the odd guest article or help with a live-stream if they need a hand with something.
    Anything else?
    Not really, just like to thank all the wonderful people and friends I've met through my time writing on here, especially @Dreadknux for allowing me to write for so long without breaking anything (I'm still waiting for the money to fund my real life Death Egg).

    So I'm off to YouTube now to make videos, so feel free to subscribe to me there or follow me on twitter if you still enjoy telling me my opinion on Sonic is wrong! I'll still be a member here posting about the Sonikku and the Segagaga, but my new creative outlet where I make new content will be on YouTube and Twitter.
     So if you desperately miss my stuff or want to tell me it's 'wrong' I invite you to come along!

    Who is replacing you? Can they make nice sandwiches?
    I've not been involved in that conversation, but I think I know who my replacement is going to be and I hope you wish them all the very best. But I'll let them reveal that surprise in their own topic.
    Only I hope the reveal is something like this...
     
    But with my avatar on the hood, then when they lift it off it's their avatar.
    P.S.
    If you've made it this far, the moral of the story is @Dreadknux still hasn't funded my Death Egg!
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    DiamondX reacted to Lord-Dreamerz in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Hahaa! Ok that gave me a good laugh. Well if nothing else this movie certainly got people active again when it comes to talking about Sonic.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from FFWF in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    There are different kinds of people. Assuming all act the same is stupid because we are all different people.
    One person can dislike a video because they ...well...disliked the video itself.
    One person can dislike it because another told them to do so.
    One can because he's in a bad mood that day.
    One can because they clicked dislike on accident.
    One can like the video itself, but dislike the fact it has ads in it.
     
    You can't assume all people disliked for the same reason.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from MidoChaosHedgehog in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    There are different kinds of people. Assuming all act the same is stupid because we are all different people.
    One person can dislike a video because they ...well...disliked the video itself.
    One person can dislike it because another told them to do so.
    One can because he's in a bad mood that day.
    One can because they clicked dislike on accident.
    One can like the video itself, but dislike the fact it has ads in it.
     
    You can't assume all people disliked for the same reason.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from Meta77 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    There are different kinds of people. Assuming all act the same is stupid because we are all different people.
    One person can dislike a video because they ...well...disliked the video itself.
    One person can dislike it because another told them to do so.
    One can because he's in a bad mood that day.
    One can because they clicked dislike on accident.
    One can like the video itself, but dislike the fact it has ads in it.
     
    You can't assume all people disliked for the same reason.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from gato in April Fools 2019   
    Since it's already April 1st In Japan, companies already started making jokes. Share the best ones here.
    1. Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle

    "Dokkan Fighting", an 8-bit minigame was teased for Dokkan. It will help you remember the good old days in the old video game graphics. (it's not real sadly)
    Alongside it, new Goku and new Vegeta cards were released. Even their S. Attacks are pixelated.
    2. Ryu Wa Gotoku/Yakuza
     
    A Yakuza RPG was teased featuring the Online protagonist instead of Kiryu Kazuma. For all we know this might end up being Shin Yakuza. 
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    DiamondX got a reaction from Sonictrainer in April Fools 2019   
    Since it's already April 1st In Japan, companies already started making jokes. Share the best ones here.
    1. Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle

    "Dokkan Fighting", an 8-bit minigame was teased for Dokkan. It will help you remember the good old days in the old video game graphics. (it's not real sadly)
    Alongside it, new Goku and new Vegeta cards were released. Even their S. Attacks are pixelated.
    2. Ryu Wa Gotoku/Yakuza
     
    A Yakuza RPG was teased featuring the Online protagonist instead of Kiryu Kazuma. For all we know this might end up being Shin Yakuza. 
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    DiamondX reacted to Ernest the Panda in April Fools 2019   
    April 1st just happens to be the anniversary of the Pokemon anime in Japan.
    When using Pokemon GO's photo mode on April 1st, your pictures have a chance of being photobombed by none other than good ol’ Ash (instead of the usual Smeargle). Besides being a cute little thing for the anime fans, each time you also get the chance to catch a Partner Cap Pikachu (Pikachu wearing Ash’s hat), which has been available in the game on other occassions, but now has a chance of being shiny.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from Ernest the Panda in April Fools 2019   
    Since it's already April 1st In Japan, companies already started making jokes. Share the best ones here.
    1. Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle

    "Dokkan Fighting", an 8-bit minigame was teased for Dokkan. It will help you remember the good old days in the old video game graphics. (it's not real sadly)
    Alongside it, new Goku and new Vegeta cards were released. Even their S. Attacks are pixelated.
    2. Ryu Wa Gotoku/Yakuza
     
    A Yakuza RPG was teased featuring the Online protagonist instead of Kiryu Kazuma. For all we know this might end up being Shin Yakuza. 
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    DiamondX got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games   
    As weird as it may sound, I'm really hyped for this.
    The reason why is that Mario and Sonic at the 2012 London Olympic Games was the first game I got on the Wii.
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    DiamondX reacted to SmezMorePrakezz in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    A novel is a good idea, for people who don't want to see Movie Sonic, so they experience the story via a novel and imagine the Sonic they want in their head.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from 8ther in Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)   
    This leak is very likely since apparently it was someone fro Toei who leaked it.
    Also the fact that Shintani is the character designer.
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    DiamondX got a reaction from SBR2 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    >"Chill  & lickable"
    excuse me what
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