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  1. pppp

    pppp

    So yeah Halo Infinite follows up on the horrible monetization of Gears 5:

     

  2. Indigo Rush

    Indigo Rush

    My wife and I just said goodbye to our ol' doggie of 19 years. Doesn't feel real to me, and it's worse for her. Send us your good vibes and prayers please. Definitely feeling down.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I'm sorry to hear that man. Wishing you guys the best.

    2. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      19 years for any pooch is a good run.

      Be sad that is over, but be happy that you had em for so long too.

  3. Kuzu

    Kuzu

    Yopop, Matt is covering Forces in this week's "Wha happun" let's go.

    1. Stasis

      Stasis

      Was a bit of a boring one

    2. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Seemed a bit undercooked compared to his other ones honestly. 

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      I mean, what DON'T we know about Sonic Forces' development at this point? We literally picked apart everything about it. 

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I've not watched it yet but from my own understanding there's not really a lot to say about Forces. It's a naff game for sure, but not one with much of a troubled development. 

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      There isn't much to say about it. He only did it in the first place because people kept requesting it

    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      it's a boring game; even down to its development

    7. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      @Blue BloodI have been summoned :eye:

      https://i.imgur.com/2npxhky.jpg (full page)

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      speaking of

      https://board.sonicstadium.org/topic/26680-sonic-forces-development-hell-is-it-true-or-just-lies/#comment-1306310

      does anyone else remember the post/article that he made that detailed this much further? I've been trying to find it and assumed it had been deleted, but it doesn't make much sense if it's still being brought up in 2020 and 2021 still in the same way

  4. The Tenth Doctor

    The Tenth Doctor

    Rewatched Amazing Spider-Man 2 today. Its not as garbage as I remember, enjoyed it a bit. Nowhere near the best Spidey stuff but Andrew is a damn good Spidey.

    1. Stasis

      Stasis

      Only watched it once when it first came out and loved it, especially compared to the first. Then found out everyone hates it and still not sure why.

    2. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      @Stasis a bit cluttered, Sony really tried to push their Sinister Six stuff. The Richard Parker stuff is dull and the Peter/Gwen relationship yoyo got a bit far fetched among others.

  5. Chili Dawg

    Chili Dawg

    First snow of the season... just a lil dusting, but it makes me happy.

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      We had our first snow of the season in the UK as well.

      Ours was not quite as peaceful.

    2. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      I am sorry to hear that. I hope you and yours are safe and well.

  6. Celestia

    Celestia

    For a long time it's been said that microtransactions mostly make money off of whales (for those who don't know: players who spend a lot more money than the average player), and while I assume that's still true, it makes me wonder about the average players in comparison and if, say, more people are spending or not. And now that I think about it, I'm kind of curious if there's more or less whales too...no idea how you could measure that though.

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Two possible cases: first is that a lot of whales boast what they do on social media or even try to capitalize on that via streaming.

      Second is that companies probably have charts that indicate where the flux of money comes from and they assume the countries that give the highest values are the one containing whales.

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I forget which TED talk or whatever talks about this but yeah, companies have tools to chart this shit down to the day and user. It's one of the many reasons why everyone and their mom has their own dedicated user account system now. Makes shit dead simple to track.

      So when games come out with some terrible mtx implementations, a lot of the time that shit was made with the express purpose to push those specific user's buttons.

      And lord knows we'll never actually see this data as that'd give away the whole game the industry is currently playing.

  7. SenEDDtor Missile

    SenEDDtor Missile

    For those of you that got Psychonauts 2, did you get it on GOG or Steam?

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      stem

    2. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      I'm likely going to get it on Steam.

    3. Marcello

      Marcello

      PS5

  8. Chili Dawg

    Chili Dawg

    this is it, luigi

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

  9. MetKey

    MetKey

    Decided to fuck around and make two tier-lists, one for Sonic design iterations, and one for Sonic games

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    1. Enesephus

      Enesephus

      Damn, you hate Lost World more than Rise of Lyric? What'd it do?

    2. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      On one hand, Sonic Rush is god tier and more people should recognize that.

       

      On the other hand, I'll choose to ignore your opinion on Unleahsed and pretend like I didn't see that Heresy.

    3. MetKey

      MetKey

      @Enesephus physical and emotional pain

      In al seriousness tho, it's a game i personally really have a lot of problems with. Gameplay, plot, visual and level design, mechanics that could have been pretty great on paper but fall really flat, etc, etc. I could almost write an entire 1000 or more word paragraph on why i dislike this game so much, but i don't wanna waste any time or energy writing it, and i actually was excited for it back in the day until it released.

      I could have also put Sonic Forces into that tier as well, but Lost World already did enough damage to the point where i couldn't really care about Forces that much

    4. Austroid

      Austroid

      You should give Sonic Battle a try! Its akin to a "Sonic Smash Bros." minus death pits. The overall story is good too; with rare glimpses at character's lives outside of saving the world. I haven't played it in years and want to get a copy again.

  10. Kuzu

    Kuzu

    Ok, so what's the underlying difference between laughing AT something versus laughing WITH it, because I see them used rather interchangeably. 

    1. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      "This is bad and I'm going to make fun of it" is laughing at it.

      "This is bad but I like it anyway" feels more like laughing with it, since you're acknowledging your own enjoyment of the bad thing while still finding it humorous.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      "With" implies both the comedian and the subject they target can have a laugh together.  Of course, comedy is subjective and the target may just feel offended anyway. 

       

      People like George Carlin might throw hard jabs at everyone in his audience, but they all erupt into cheers anyway; they knew what they paid their money for. It helps George his a chill dude at heart. (Well, that could be an example of the crowd laughing with him when he's laughing at them, but)

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Laughing at = laughing at someone/thing's expense. There's a victim. 

      Laughing with = everyone involved finds it funny. There is no victim. 

  11. Zaysho

    Zaysho

    got my booster and watched Lui's debut woooo

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    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      the birb gang just keeps growing

      they must be stopped

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      row row fight the power

  12. Kuzu

    Kuzu

    Mario: "See, by never developing our characters and only ever using the bare minimum cast, we never get complaints from critics or fans for either having too many characters or not enough. We are geniuses" 

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Instead you just have stupid westerners that won't shut up about Waluigi.

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That is somehow more tolerable since everyone acknowledges those are people are dumb compare to the shit Sonic has to deal with.

    3. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      oh they definitely get complaints about not having/using enough characters

      it's just that mario games are pretty consistently great so not every discussion is about trying to fix them

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Yea, because Nintendo actually know how to make video games and can tell those people to stfu.

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      *Looks at all the complaints about lack of story, Miyamoto ruining the franchise, the roster in the spin-offs  and the state of the RPGs*
       

      Y-yeah sure 

    6. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Its ok, people will still give the games 10/10 and praise them to high heaven. Those people are morons unlike us enlightened Sonic fans who truly understand Sonic.

    7. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Mario fans are more welcoming of all the stupid stuff those characters get put through than Sonic fans are with theirs', cause they never get as stupid. Peach may have been made just to keep getting kidnapped and Toad's always the earsplitting freak that gets everywhere, but I don't see much focus on retiring or killing them off for their uselessness as much as calls for improving their status. You probably wouldn't got judged as hard if you like those two than if you liked Sally or Jet or Classic Sonic as a separate character. 

      Plus, barring plenty of exceptions, Sonic parodies lean towards laughing at Sonic fan these days, especially when it's not made by a fan. Less so with Mario parody videos. No matter how much they humiliate that poor plumber and how big of a psychotic asscrack they turn him into, they do at least give some aura of trying to laugh with Mario fans. (How they execute that may vary, as they clearly go too far at times).

       

      That being said, Sonic's criticism is big enough that the developers openly try to address it. On the other glove, Mario's superior track record brings greater acceptance, regardless of the few big sour spots it has (weak rosters, bland story, RPG quality decline). Which is what unfortunately led me to believe those sour spots can be "safely" ignored.

    8. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I can’t even safely ignored considering how many people have been skeptical about the movie and talking about that it’s hard to do it since Miyamoto is involved and whatnot. 

    9. Iko

      Iko

      Mario and Sonic are much different series in that regard. Mario's games usually have much less story and always stick to the status quo, so there isn't much room for character development; also, gameplay-wise, Mario characters, even when put together in a game as playable, usually play all the same with minor tweaks at best, so unless someone is really a fan of one specific character, nobody is going to care if they are playable or not.

      Mario 3D World had 5 playable characters btw, and they all played the same except Peach being able to glide and Rosalina being able to double jump, in a game where everyone has gliding skills if you get the right power-up.

      Sonic used to have a bit of character development in the past, and gameplay-wisse multiple characters (whem done right) can change the experience a lot due to their special abilities. This is why some people (me included) wish they were included in more games.

      Stuff like Shadow or Metal Sonic being a reskin of Sonic is really uninteresting and I don't really care of that BTW.

      Imagine a Kirby game, that used to have 20 to 50 abilities, but now the developers decided to remove them all except Sword because it's the most popular one, and they want to get Sword right before trying to add more abilities in the games. People have complained about no abilities in Epic Yarn... it's not exactly the same thing, but gameplay-wise Kirby's abilities are a bit like Sonic's playable characters.

    10. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      @Iko And which one of these series is the more successful franchise :V Even as someone who likes how Sonic does things most of the time, I'd be a fucking liar if I said Sonic did anything better than Mario in that regard.

      At some point, people just wanna play a good game and most of the time, Sonic games aren't good when they try to be "different"  and I say this who deeply loves and respects the Sonic series.

    11. Iko

      Iko

      Yeah I agree, but I think that the issues with Sonic aren't a fault of the characters. If Sonic games were constantly good, the series would have been very popular too, maybe on the levels of Mario. The success of the movie proves that the IP is still popular and part of the pop culture, what's keeping people away from the series is the about 20 years of mediocre games and the amount of design flaws and glitches present in most of the Sonic games.

      Popularity anyway is not really indicative of a game's quality. as an example, Mario is way more popular than Hollow Knight, but this does not mean that Hollow Knight is bad or done wrong, it's still a freaking masterpiece (at least IMO).

    12. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Mario is popular BECAUSE his games are good, and Sonic is generally mocked because his games are generally subpar and lacking. Popularity isn't indicative of quality, but they are closely related. 

      The characters aren't the problem sure, but you don't you don't see any other platforming franchises before and now attempting to do the things Sonic does with his do you? At most, the focus is generally on one or two characters and not the dozens that Sonic generally tries to accommodate. 

      Something's has got to give; you either try to make all of these characters relevant and turn the game into a bloated mess, or you keep things focused and consistent. Like you said, if Sonic games were good, nobody would really be complaining all that much and even if they did, they would be ignored.

  13. Nix

    Nix

    beat FFXIII again and I still have no idea what happened in the story

    it's just noise 

  14. GentlemanX

    GentlemanX

    Broke: Infinite being in the Phantom Ruby means he's dead.

    Woke: Infinite being in the Phantom Ruby means he's a Classic Sonic character now.

  15. TheOcelot

    TheOcelot

    SEGA could do a Squid Game where they kill-off all the rubbish characters from the Sonic games.

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Yeah like Knuckles

    2. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      So...all of them at this point?

    3. KingMario05

      KingMario05

      @dbzfan7 Hey, if it helps us ditch Forces Tails, I'm in.

    4. Cosmos Rogue

      Cosmos Rogue

      My idea is Shadow the Hedgehog 2 would cast Shadow as a detective investigating the murders of Sonic's shitty friends, when he is framed for the murders himself. Can Shadow stay ahead of the fastest thing alive long enough to clear his name?

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      It is eventually revealed that Shadow has amnesia yet again and actually did kill everyone. Plot twist!

       

    5. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      They should kill off Sonic and Eggman too

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      That's just Sonic Shuffle 2

       

       

      Also, unless it's Boom or Labyrinth Sonic, any Sonic would win the round before "Red Light" ever gets called

    7. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      “Yeah like Knuckles”


      Now you know you’re wrong for that one. Lol

    8. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Everyone here is wrong, why single out me

    9. Wraith

      Wraith

      youd basically have to kill everyone from tails on

    10. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Man I know y'all ain't talking bout killing off knuckles

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    11. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Shadow would literally be the sole survivor, he's the only one who has used a gun.

    12. Cosmos Rogue

      Cosmos Rogue

      Not only has Omega used guns before, but Omega is a gun.

    13. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Machines can be shut down.

    14. Cosmos Rogue

      Cosmos Rogue

      Animals can be put down.

  16. Sonictrainer

    Sonictrainer

    I turned 31 today!

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

       

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Happy birthday 

    3. Mr. Ion

      Mr. Ion

      Happy Birthday!

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

       

    5. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Happy birthday!

    6. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

       

    7. Rabbitearsblog

      Rabbitearsblog

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!🥳

    8. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Happy Birthday!

  17. StaticMania

    StaticMania

    What if one day...you Purposely went to Nintendo to audition for Toad's voice...

    But Koji Kondo told you that you were more of a Luigi...

    1. Celestia

      Celestia

      Who wouldn't be happy about that?

    2. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      The guy who voiced Luigi in Mario Kart 64 apparently...

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Getting a promotion before you even get the job.

    4. JezMM

      JezMM

      His mistake was high jumping into the second floor audition room via the window instead of rushing in through the door and throwing turnips at everyone at high speed.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      And then you ultimately get shafted for Mario's VA doing both a few years afterward, plus the overseas version of the game you auditioned for

    6. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      Wait, seriously? Someone auditioned for Toad and is upset they got promoted to Luigi?!

    7. StaticMania

      StaticMania

      He really wanted to be Toad...and since this was during that "era" being Luigi was just the p2 option.

       

  18. Dr. Mechano

    Dr. Mechano

    Infinite is dead, but the Hard Boiled Heavies are eternal.

     

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      infinite is in more games thanks to super smash bros ultimate

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Heavies made it into the IDW comics. (Plus they have at least a shot at coming back to a game someday)

    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Well Mania 2 ain't seeing the light of day any time soon so they aren't going any far themselves either, beyond the occasional classic related tie in

    4. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Unless you get a Mania 2, they may as well be just as dead. 

    5. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Nah, they threw Eggman a birthday party.

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  19. StaticMania

    StaticMania

    Yoshi is like a dinosaur chameleon...

    Wouldn't his Sonic equivalent be Espio?

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Yoshi may come in different colors, but he can't change color by himself like Espio, let alone turn invisible, nor can he stick to walls. He's more of a fanciful creature like how Bowser's a fire breathing turtle. Plus Espio isn't treated like a pet for Sonic to ride on like a horse.

       

      Ironically, Espio seldom fights or mobilizes with his tongue despite its length. (My headcanon is that he finds it embarrassing)

  20. Cuz

    Cuz

    Trails in the Sky SC complete! Now the big question: Sky the Third or Coldsteel? 

  21. Milo

    Milo

    I like how Infinite took over the status updates to the point we had to make a new thread to continue discussing him

    We had to create our own Phantom Ruby to keep his weak ass there

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

       

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      ^^^ made me lol

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      HEY WAIT A MINUTE

  22. TheOcelot

    TheOcelot

    We don't want Infinite to return.

    What we really need in Frontiers is this guy:

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    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      nah both suck

      bring back whisker and johnny

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Bring back Whisker and Johnny for their boss battle theme 

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Mephiles 4 life.

    4. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Bring back void

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    5. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I'm also for bringing back Whisker.

      The Battle Kukkus, Witchcart, and Fang would be welcome returns as well.

    6. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You'll get Zavok and you'll like him. 

    7. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Of all the Zeti, they keep giving us the most boring one.

    8. Marcello

      Marcello

      They'll all return and they'll be roommates. 

  23. The Tenth Doctor

    The Tenth Doctor

    Wha Happened? is covering Sonic Forces. Seems we can talk a bit more about it.

     

  24. Kuzu

    Kuzu

    I'm not really surprised that people on Twitter and Reddit are upset about Infinite.

    Something I've learned recently is that every character, no matter how controversial they are, has a dedicated group of fans who will speak up for them.

     

     

     

     

    But screw those people, get fuked Infinite stans. Your trash ass character is gone.

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Y'all laugh at Infinite right up until we have to put up with Zavok's boring ass in Frontiers again.

    2. McGroose

      McGroose

      Anything is better than Zavok for the 4th time

  25. The Tenth Doctor

    The Tenth Doctor

    Watchef the first 2 episoded of Hawkeye, liking it so far. Kate Bishop was already a character I liked in the comics so happy to see her here.



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