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Thread Wkd Box Office - 9•28-30•18 - Haddish & Hart hit #1. Smallfoot #2. Pureflix continues their streak.
I've seen bad movies but this is the first in a long time that I'm baffled by every aspect of. Why?
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
When Kanye started doing his rants in 2016 I knew it was time to bail from the hype train, and I'm glad I did it then, because holy fuck 2018's been a mess. In trying to fill that niche I've found way better and more talented artists.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Upon reflection I take back anything nice I said about wandersong. If I'm being reminded of Persona 5's worst moments, hateful Facebook comics, and the worst part of the Mother series when looking at a character design, maybe I don't want to endorse that.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
Zelda shouldn't be represented by just endless variants of Link, Zelda, Shiek, and a semi-clone of Captain Falcon. For Nintendo's third most important series (Mario and Pokémon are the top 2), it seems inadequate.
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Thread What is the worst, most terrible game of the current generation? Why?
There's a good argument to be made for Here They Lie - a game which gave the majority of its players motion sickness and is just derivative under that (played the whole thing at a friend's place after losing a bet, puked litres that day)
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Thread Kanye "YE" West raps as unbranded Perrier water bottle, delivers thought provoking pro-Trump rant
I just feel sorry that being associated with this shitshow is going to harm Adam Driver's Oscar campaign. He deserves the win TBH. Also, is Kanye actually changing his legal name to Ye or is that just a tweet.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Why do I feel like Wandersong is going to be my Yoku's Island Express*? *a game one user ends up being a cheerleader for in Giant Bomb Era much to everyone's dismay
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
My position remains that we'll get 5>x>2 newcomers where x is the amount of newcomers. 2 is impossibly little but I don't think we're getting more. Also I theorize there'll be an exclusive to Nintendo online DLC character freebie.
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Thread What's Ken Levine up to?
Procedural generation either REALLY works or it uses a lot of time and money that could've gone to other places. For example, Chasm was an OK game that I feel would've come out a lot sooner and in better form if it wasn't randomly generated. I'm intrigued by a randomly generated narrative game as a concept but I see way more ways it could go wrong than right.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Finished Wandersong It was a pretty good game that had a lot of fun gameplay and narrative twists. There's a real contender for Best Character and Best Moment in this.
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Thread Which is more likely to happen-a Current Good Adaptation of Berserk or a Steel Ball Run Adaptation?
Steel ball run easily. That's just a matter of time and seasons of Jojo. I feel bezerk would maybe get a new anime at Netflix at some point, but I'm not sure whether it'd be good.
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Thread Remember Reach? 8 Septembers ago, the best Halo game released
This was the last game in the series that Halo felt like it was on top of the game. I love this campaign and multiplayer so much. I've spent hundreds of hours playing this... and I never owned an Xbox 360. I played it at friends places.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
People bought that trash GTAV instead of Kamiya's masterpiece. Also lowkey Nintendo sabotaged that game's launch by not marketing it and putting it into a busy month.
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Thread What WOULD have made you ashamed of your words and deeds?
I feel like there's nothing that could've made me regret my words or deeds. There could've been marginally better contextualisation - eg she's trying to seduce Snake like Eva in MGS3 - but either way it's a trash design. I'm so glad the character designs for women in Death Stranding are so much better than this.
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Thread ERA, Help a currently 100% PC only gamer choose a console for RDR2
If you're interested in Sony exclusives (which have had a good run this generation IMO), pick the PS4. If not, pick the Xbox One X, since you seem to have more pros for that.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
I'm genuinely unsure whether the PS5/Xbox Scarlet are 2019 or 2020 at this point. A lot of rumours are out in favour of either of those years. Both Sony and Microsoft feel like end-of-gen levels of game releases.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
There's a few asides that read like tweets but in conversations, yeah the characters speak naturally. And twitter is fairly close to how some people speak IRL in the millennial group from experience anyway. When was the last non-campy game story Dan actually liked as a story?
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Thread Battlefield V censors "white man", "dlc" and "nazi" phrases in the game chat.
EA's censoring the name of a game that'll likely put this to shame Jokes aside, why is Titanfall censored but not titan? I get if both were because of fear of tits, but it's a weird execution.
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Thread Games you put a lot of hours into only to realize it was a bad game
Persona 5. I knew it was bad after that first homophobic scene but I persisted because I thought it was going to be a one-off. Also I thought that the game was going to get more critical of the sexualisation.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Played the first act of Wandersong. That game's pretty good so far. The central mechanic of the radial singing dial is quite fun, and used in a lot of fun ways (the highlight so far being how it interacts with the dialogue system).
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Thread Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V
I'm surprised I'm saying this, but this is pretty solid. The messy production history definitely shows - hell the styles of songs in this album kinda make a weird trip through recent hip hop history as a result - but it's fairly good. That having been said, Don't Cry is trash and one of the worst songs I've heard all year.
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Thread Kanye features 6ix9ine & XXX on new album, wanted Louis C.K. to host “SNL”, and so much more.
That Yandhi snippet sucks, but more to the point Kanye sucks. He's been sucking up to so many rapists and pedophiles you'd think he was a GOP politician.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
I don't know. For what it's worth, the project plan timing is quite good for Chibi-Robo. Ziplash gave him a more combative moveset that'd work good in Smash.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
If the roster doesn't have any big hitters left I'd rather it like just so I can temper my expectations. But there's probably at least won megaton unannounced character.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
I endorse the blog theory because it's the only theory with real evidence. I'm glad no characters that aren't Ken got leaked so far.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
Can you please not get mad at every time a semi-echo is mentioned as a concept? You're on thin ice as is.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
I think there is a way he can do it. By making the album about political peace, and how all sides need to come together in harmony and learn from each other. You know, that Boogie1488-style bullshit he's been peddling on his twitter.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
Even though 2 newcomers and an echo isn't a lot, it's enough to be more than the box theory Rejecting the box theory doesn't mean you're someone who thinks a lot of characters are left.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
You know what's weird Nobody managed to predict Richter Belmont He was in a CG trailer, so no doubt his name wouldn't have been a secret in the Smash dev team. Also, nobody's leaked anything related to Spirits. Surely for such a big important mode there'd be a lot to leak.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
The thing about box theory is that it's literally just ONE unannounced newcomer and Ken (Ken is on the other side of the box with ryu) If it was two unannounced non echo new fighters I'd be more likely to agree with the box theory.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
Finally listened to all the new Lupe Why did I do that? I really didn't like this album TBH. Re: Carter vs Yandhi I'm predicting Tha Carter V will be OK, and Yandhi will either be Kanye's best in half a decade or his worst. Probably his worst.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
Does the castlevania collection prove vergeben right because it exists or disprove him because it's not on the Switch?
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
I've been thinking What if none of the overarching theories are right? Box? Chair? Music? All of these theories are littered with holes. As for leakers, loz18 got disgraced and vergeben is next.
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Thread Comic Book Movie ERA, how factual is this viral Key and Peele tweet?
Deadpool 2 is the worst superhero movie I've seen this year TBH. It probably won't be THE worst when all is said and done, but I fucking hate that movie. Such a mean spirited, annoying, unfunny movie. When a lil Pump soundtrack song is one of the best things about your movie, that's a sign.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
What in tarnation has happened I am seeing anime girl versions of the slope from Super Mario World on my feed. Smash discussion is turning into Bowsette
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Thread The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is developing quite the fanart lately... You dorks!
I have seen so much fanart of Elora. Almost all of them quoting that "I'm a faun you dork" line. Quite a few of them being NSFW. I'll try and get some SFW ones.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
All the Smash Bros. characters are dropped onto an island like in PUBG/Fortnite Who wins? Who loses?
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Thread Which game do you prefer: Hollow Knight or Shovel Knight?
I'd go Shovel to be honest. Hollow Knight is a great game, but the DLC's direction moving towards boss rush type content was not something I was a fan of. Shovel Knight kept adding more stories and content. I like the humorous, wistful, yet bittersweet tone of Shovel Knight way more than Hollow Knight's fatalistic ambiguity.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
Room 23 is good though I really need to get used to her delivery Iridescence is the first Brockhampton project I like every song in. I haven't jumped to make a 6 track edit for it, so I'd consider that a big improvement on the oversaturated Saturation trilogy. Carter V never ever
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
I'm going to have to put this higher on my GOTY vote than I want to just because this website is going to slack on recognising this game's greatness. Honestly I want more content for this game.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
My hospital blocks 4chan (justly so - recovering patients don't need to see that many slurs). Can someone copy paste the original post and put it here (minus any slurs if they're there)
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Thread What would your genuine reaction be if a character like Sans or Steve(Minecraft) got into Smash?
I feel Smash bros has a very different definition of "fighting" than Undertale. Nobody's being killed, no pain's being felt. Hell, previously non-combative characters like Wii Fit Trainer and Isabelle can join in. People clap at the end. (And yeah, memes are one big reason, but also Megalovania being the most popular Undertale track helps)
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Thread What would your genuine reaction be if a character like Sans or Steve(Minecraft) got into Smash?
That's a weird situation. Generally speaking, I thought that doing dialogue and evading enemy attacks was really fun. The genocide path was a grindy anti-fun path though. I know Undyne or Papyrus or Metaton would be a better thematic fit, but they will go for Sans if Undertale is represented (big IF) because he's the most iconic character in Undertale.
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Thread What would your genuine reaction be if a character like Sans or Steve(Minecraft) got into Smash?
I'd be conflicted if Steve got in - a lot of kids would be very happy, but I'd rather Notch not get celebrated in Smash. Sans though? No issues. Yeah people can make unfunny "lol sans sucks" memes, but he'd be a great character representing a great game.
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Thread Big Boss or Solid Snake - who’s better?
If they'd stopped Big Boss' prequel series at MGS3, I'd pick him just because of how good that game's arc and ending is. A rejected handshake and a solemn salute sold Big Boss' path to villainy better than all his other games combined. So yeah, Solid Snake. His paradoxical character - the ultimate soldier in genetics, a pacifist rejecting war in personality - makes for a good fit to the nature of the series.
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Thread Peachette/Boweach has developed quite a fan art...wait what? (NSFW)
Now the heterosexuals can enjoy lewd Bowser fanart! That's a mission accomplished right there. Give me a tall bara lizard any day over a princess though.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
Not yet. That's a weird situation. I would've thought it would be announced now if it was a early 2019 game like Bayonetta 1+2 was this year... but evidently not. I still believe it's happening, but not right now.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
I've got mod powers now so you'd better watch your mouth about Wonder Red ;-) Seriously, he's a great character from an unfairly ignored game that would make for great moveset potential.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT8| News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Think outside the Box
This'd be a damn near ideal five characters to add to Smash. But ever since Brawl, there's no longer that bite to the roster - the kind that leads to franchises getting comebacks.
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Thread What new games are you skipping until a later date and why?
Dragon Quest XI until I can get it second hand to not fund homophobia. Red Dead Redemption 2 until I know whether the writing is good after being burned by GTAV.
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Thread New Fallout 76 Info From Game Informer Article
I wonder if people would be less cold about this if it wasn't $60. That having been said, this game seems like a weird bunch of compromises. No dialogue, only 24 players on map, yet a collosal map.
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Thread Did Ellie infect the girl she kissed in the E3 demo? TLOU Spoilers
The last of us was a complete fridge-fest, especially in the first act. And let's be real - Uncharted is way lighter on the "major character killed" front. That comparison is disingenuous and you know it.
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Thread Cyberpunk 2077 is the cover of EDGE Magazine November 2018
By edge standards, an 8 is generous. They treat 8's like a lot of other publications treat 9's. Also, they tend to like mechanics led games and have a high tolerance for jank. That hellblade review is the exception, not the norm.
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Thread Western TV Animation needs more genre/artstyle diversity
For genre I kinda agree. We need more variety That having been said, the types of comedy are very different, and some have a very different tone and type of drama. Putting Rick and Morty and The Amazing World of gumball in the same genre, while technically true, isn't accurate to what those shows are. And niches are being filled again - Forever Train and The Dragon Prince are refilling niches left open for too long. For art style? Hell no. Yeah there are some common elements, but art in animated shows are pushing boundaries now more than ever. We couldn't have gotten a beautiful silent episode of beauty and focused storytelling like Fish out of water back in the 2000's*. You don't get mixed media creativity like Gumball in the 2000's. Hell, we're getting closer and closer to having genuinely well animated 3D CG shows. *except for samurai jack, but they were going for very different visual and tonal ground.
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Thread Eminem Drops Surprise New Album Kamikaze
This thread went through the same stages as the Revival thread in half the time. Hype, people genuinely liking it, then a backlash developing and taking over the thread, and now the counterbacklash of Em stans. I've said my piece in other threads, but let's just say this is my worst album of the year not by an abuser, pedophile, or Lil Xan.
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Thread Which Game will be the Surprise Critical Disappointment this Fall?
Spider-Man will be a disappointment to people expecting a 90+ metascore. It'll be mid 80s, and people will still really enjoy it. Fallout 76 will review well in some circles and really poorly in others, resulting in a low 80s metascore. Pokemon Let's Go... let's just say I think a 70s score is not out of the question. Red Dead Redemption 2 will "only" get 93-95. People will weep. For some reason.
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Thread Nintendo Direct confirmed for Sept 13th at 6PM EST (Over)
Who made a song that could only be met in the #1 streak by the advent of streaming? Who made the biggest hit of the 2000's? Who has vocals your fave would murder to get?
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Thread Sega are doing a JP twitter survey to let you pick a potential new Sega Ages (Switch) game!
I mean panzer dragoon saga would offer more to gaming preservation, but I'll be selfish and vote Jet Set Radio to build up pressure for Jet Set Radio Future, SEGA's best game.
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Thread Nintendo Direct confirmed for Sept 13th at 6PM EST (Over)
I guess. It would be relatively easy to fake claymation in modern graphics and make it look good though. Especially because the Earthbound games aren't super technically-demanding in terms of mechanics.
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Thread Nintendo Direct confirmed for Sept 13th at 6PM EST (Over)
You might have a point there. Mother 3 is the best playing game in the series. But Earthbound captures a vibe that basically every indie/weird JRPG has tried to recapture since, with most failing. It's got a magic that allows me to ignore the faults. Mother 3 is still a good game, but I wouldn't complain if they cut out all the Magypsy stuff as well as the arc where the monkey's getting tortured and abused.
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Thread Nintendo Direct confirmed for Sept 13th at 6PM EST (Over)
Yeah, that's why I kinda groan at games that try to go for that. Undertale was the only one I thought successfully captured that tone, and that's probably because there was more going on than just eternal Saturn Valleys and Giygas shock value. Most Earthbound-alikes just focus on the mix of wacky stuff like Saturn Valey and nightmarish stuff like Giygas. Very few actually capture the emotional core.
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Thread Kirby's Epic Yarn coming to 3DS
Nah, there's been others. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Fire Emblem Warriors Wind-up Knight 2 Runbow Pocket Futuridum EP Deluxe BlockForm Pixel Hunter Lifespeed (eShop) Pinball Hall of Fame Dragon Fang forma.8 SNES VC Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
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Thread Okami really is a poor mans Zelda
I think comparing Ōkami to Zelda is like comparing Earthbound to Final Fantasy VI. One has way better gameplay, technical aspects, and is generally better regarded. But the other just has a vibe and beauty to it that hasn't been replicated. Ōkami has major flaws. It's the weakest combat system in any Kamiya game, the pacing is incredibly choppy at times, there's some lame leering fanservice, and the difficulty is uneven as hell. But I'd still call it a classic and one of my favourite games for how beautiful, creative, majestic, and grandiose it is.
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Thread Is The Last Guardian a Masterpiece?
Hell yes. It's flawed, but honestly 90% of the issues people had with this game were in Shadow of the Colossus and Ico (and frequently worse). It's a feat of empathy-focused game-design, and is the kind of game that would never get made otherwise. It's beautiful, it's ambitious, and it's sublime.
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Thread Sega Atlus announces TGS line-up
What the hell's the deal with 13 sentinels at this point? Also, for a remake announced last year, we really know jack all about Catherine: Full Body. Maybe that's for the best - I'm dreading that game and how it will deal with certain issues.
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Thread Did this generation already meet your expectations ? (Technologically - Read OP)
Graphics: Eh. Yeah Sony's first party in particular has been gorgeous, but very little has blown me away. Quite frankly, the janky yet masterful animation of Trico in the Last Guardian is the most next gen graphics we got in terms of advancing the medium. Scale: Yes. Yeah game worlds haven't gotten much bigger, but they've gotten more dense and mechanically involved. Quite frankly we're in a golden age for mechanics led open world games. Density: Nah. Resogun still feels like the most dense graphics of the gen TBH. AI: Eh? I think it's been lateral. Again, Trico is the biggest feat. Software: Yes, but it still isn't good. Quite frankly, give me the minimalist but speedy Switch UI any day over the PS4 or god forbid the Xbox One's UI. VR: Call me next gen. There's some fun experiments and boundary establishing in VR, but I think the next VR gen is the one that will decide the long term fate of the medium.
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Thread More Microsoft titles coming to Steam (e.g. ReCore); THQ Nordic to handle retail distribution
Interesting picks. Not exactly the most well-known or well-received games. All are kinda in a G-PG range. Kinda like stuff THQ would have made back in the old days. Wonder how THQ Nordic managed to get the deal.
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Thread Let's talk about "Kim" by Eminem.
Listening to this song for the first time was the moment I hated Eminem. Trading in shock imagery of domestic abuse and misogyny under an incompetent framing of "satire" to make crowds of white boys yell "bleed bitch bleed!" while driving the song's subject matter to near suicide. Quite frankly, that song is in itself an act of domestic abuse. But what do I know? I'm what Eminem calls "a fag... a trans-a-vest". I have no seat at this conversation.
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Thread Twitter CEO: conservative employees "don’t feel safe to express their opinions" at the company
I got banned from twitter for telling some transphobic guy who threatened to slit my throat and then rape it to fuck off. Twitter is a conservative company.
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Thread How would "Pro/X" versions of the PS3 and X360 be like?
The PS3 would've been a pain to upgrade given the cell was already a pain to work with. I think Wii U level hardware maybe in terms of raw graphics power? Granted, the Wii U had to spend a lot of that power on the tablet as well so maybe the half gen could get more bang for their buck.
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Thread Which historical event do you feel had the biggest impact on world history?
This is a weird question because I feel you need to restrict yourself to a certain timeframe. Events in the past inherently have an advantage due to having more time for repercussions to occur. Trying to find one event is weird. Maybe the death of Jesus? For the past century easily World War II. New millenium - 9/11.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
It's bumming me out in a year with Spike Lee, Steve McQueen, Barry Jenkins, Boots Ridley, and Ryan Coogler (just to list a few) addressing race in unique, provocative, and bold ways expressing their directorial voices, the Farrelly Brothers are going to get more Oscar buzz than any of their movies.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
Most people I know these days just watch it through social media, so this kinda makes sense. But ever since they expanded the amount of nominees to 6-10, the Oscars have had major growing pains that have led to awful decisions. They need to get their shit together - have a host that focuses more on charisma than corny comedy (think more Hugh Jackman). Less tacky skits.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
Hell no, that film's VFX was widely hated, and not that good. First Man Annilhilation Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom Deadpool 2 Solo Avengers: Infinity War Are all more likely bets TBH That having been said, I think it might do well in production design and Best Song (All The Stars)
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
Y'all dragged me for saying Green Book was going to be nominated. Well. Green Book has won the People's Choice Audience award at TIFF. If Beale Street Could Talk and Roma were the runners up. So yeah, Green Book is in the Oscars race now.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
You know what? With a vast majority of contenders screened (If Beale Street Could Talk and Widows being two of the last major unseen ones), let's predict the Best Picture nominations. I'll be generous and say that we'll assume 10 films would be nominated.The first 5 I feel are solid locks, and 6-8 I feel are pretty likely. For the last two, I played it real safe. Boy Erased seems like a good enough "issue movie" that will get in out of straight people feeling guilty, as well as good performances. Green Book I don't think looks that good. But this kind of safe, middle-of-the-road, crowd-pleasing film does well in the Oscars. It deals with race in a way that isn't confronting or impactful at all. I can slot this movie very neatly into a canon of Oscar bait - Driving Miss Daisy being the most obvious thematic comparison. But in recent years, The Blind Side, The Help, and Hidden Figures have proven there's a niche for this kind of movie in the Oscars. The two question marks that didn't make my top 10 are Black Panther and Vice. Vice isn't here because it hasn't been screened yet, and Black Panther because I don't think superhero movies are going to make the Oscars quite yet, especially with how dicey the Best Popular Picture situation was.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
Every year in the oscars a couple of not-super acclaimed films sneak in because they're Oscar bait pandering. Last year it was Darkest Hour and arguably The Post. My little canon of The Blind Side, The Help, and Hidden figures is another example. Quite frankly I wish I could be cool and say the 9 and 10 are Black Panther and First Reformed. But I feel there is going to be a reactionary sect that wants to stay in their bubble. For films to be nominated for Best Picture, all they have to do is get enough nomination votes. This means if a film grabs one section of the academy, it'll get nominated.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
I'm kinda the opposite. Last year wasn't great - Shape of Water, Get Out, Dunkirk, and Lady bird aside (I can't get into CMBYN because age gap relationships kinda give trauma flashbacks to being groomed, sorry). This year looks way better. BlackKklansman was a great movie and that was only the season getting started. A star is born, Roma, The Favourite, First Man, If Beale Street Could Talk, Widows - these are all movies I want to see. And there's no obvious stinkers in the season so far - no Darkest hour type films I have to pray get ignored in Oscar buzz.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
The Venice Awards have been given! Predictably, won the Golden Lion. This film is a force of acclaim to be reckoned with right now.winning the Grand Jury Prize is more unexpected, though no complaints. The Favourite is definitely an Oscar contender. Olivia Colman also won Best Actress for this movie, so she's definitely in the race now. won Best director for This one had me really shook - that film isn't even on my Oscars radar. Should it be? got Best actor for which is another film that I need to begin watching for Oscars, especially considering a relatively thin Actor field. got Best screenplay for , and I am not surprised. On off years for the Coen Bros, they still do well in the screenplay area. got the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Performer, surprising me in a good way. I never thought in a million years Jennifer Kent would get Oscar hype for one of her films, but maybe she might now.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
A lot of Oscars followers were predicting the movie to be a Glitter-tier mess for no reason, and it was widely dragged. Like come on - Lady Gaga even in her pop days was a good actress. Just look at her VMAs performance of Paparazzi - she has a knack for theatrics.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
I mean it's not getting the best reviews out of the contenders, but I think it's going to make it for being an "important" performance led film. Vox Lux is getting amazing reviews but looking at the plot summary no fucking way it gets nominated for best picture. That plot just seems too edgy and weird.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
It kinda is, but in all honesty awards discussion rarely ends up being about the actual movies, but more a mix of drama, studio politics, political politics, and sheer manipulative fuckery. Place your bets - what is this year's Darkest Hour? As in, a film few wanted to be nominated for Best Picture, but somehow did because of the conservative branch.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
Quite frankly I can count the number of potential Oscars contenders [not even for Best Picture, just in general] that are unseen on one hand (Widows, Beale Street, Backseat, Mary Queen of Scots, Beautiful Boy). And the general awards meta seems to be forming around five already-screened films (BlackKklansman, First Man, Roma, A Star is Born, The Favourite), so the oscars race has begun whether you want to admit it or not.
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Thread Movie Awards Season 2018
I mean we're in the thick of Venice and Telluride, so this is a good thread to have now to discuss first reactions to a lot of films. The majority of Oscars contenders have began their campaigns at these two in particular, so now is the time.
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Thread If You Were a Kid With a Switch Today, Would You Be Able to Talk Your Parents Into Buying Online?
Yeah. I knew how to operate well with negotiations with my parents - continued good behaviour, good grades, only making my requests very occasional. Once I'm in that comfort zone, my (richish it's worth noting) parents would buy stuff for me.
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Thread Disney Princess |OT| - No, Elsa and Anna still aren't in the lineup.
Punished Esmeralda - a princess robbed of her crown The corporate lore behind this is amazing. Giselle being denied princess status. By the way, watch Enchanted. Best movie Disney made in the post reinassance, pre-revival era. Anyway, we need a princess buddy comedy road trip movie.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
On that topic If smash bros characters were at the power level of their games, who would be the strongest? Who would be the weakest?
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Thread Telltale Games shutting down after Minecraft Story Mode [Update: TWD S4, ST, TWAU 2 cancelled]
I knew things were bad there but not THIS bad, wow. Hope all the employees can find stable jobs soon.
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Thread The Return of JoJo Fridays - JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: Ventuo Aureo will Air October 5th
Heck yeah give me some jojo. I'll watch it the next saturday morning like an R-rated Saturday morning cartoon. It'll be fun!
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Thread Do you agree Spider-Man has dethroned Batman Arkham games to be the best super hero game ever?
Yep, Wonderful 101 is the best superhero game. It uniquely systemises cooperation and combos between superheroes in a way that no single player game has done.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
If anyone votes team less than 2 and is right I'll shout you a copy of Smash Ultimate *limited to the first person to take the bet bait
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What if they had a creeper as the representative for Minecraft? No wait, they've distanced from Notch...
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Yeah, there are some prominent Minecraft youtubers who have some... interesting histories. That having been said, there's a couple of MC youtubers that recognise a lot of children watch their videos and so try to be clean and vaguely decent role models. I don't know who they are, but I'm told they exist.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
Why do I feel like, if Steve got in, there'd be a good chance we'd get Youtuber skins for him?
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I hate that even in Smash Bros I can't escape the possibility of shitheads' works getting recognised and endorsed.
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Thread Make a case for the game you most want to see on Playstation Classic.
I'm going to go for the easy pick and say Metal Gear Solid This game is an important part of the DNA of the modern AAA game - especially with how narrative is presented. And honestly, it kinda holds up in a weird way. Yeah, it doesn't look gorgeous, but it has a style and consistency to its presentation that makes it look way better than its contemporaries. For the revival era of PS1-era retro throwbacks, I suspect the games will look closer to Metal Gear Solid than Final Fantasy VII. The narrative has some good twists that still hold up, and the anti-war themes hold up.
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Thread Saw Jurassic Park for the first time in theaters and I loved it! Should I watch the other movies?
They're OK and you'll have fun, but don't expect them to be great movies like Jurassic Park.
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Thread Can we take a second to think about how crazy the next 6 months will be?
Smash Bros, Red Dead Redemption II, Tetris Effect, and maybe Forza Horizon 4 are all I need this year. Next year though... OOF. Resi II, KHIII, DMCV, Sekiro, Yoshi's crafted tax evasion... whatever else Nintendo does
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Thread I just had Chicken Tikka Masala for the first time and it might be the best thing I have ever had
Curries are just the GOAT in general, but tikka masalas would be in my top 5 curry types.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
The best thing about this leak is that I can now copy paste the ε symbol because of it. Thank you :-)
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I want this banger to represent Kingdom Hearts somewhere in the music. It's like a Mario+Luigi track on Kingdom Hearts hype juice.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
We'll get Rex and Pyra and Sproing Man definitely. Maybe a BOTW rep. Maybe a character from The Wonderful 102.
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Final prediction: something that I will change later to make people think I'm an accurate genius
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
Basically a new leaker supporting Vergeben. Vergeben moving Minecraft speculation in a direction hinting at Steve. Otherwise, it's as quiet as Lucas having a family reunion.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
Yeah, that's why I'm more OK with Steve getting in than any Dragon Quest representation. At this point, that asshole isn't getting money from Minecraft any more. Sugiyama would be getting money from Smash if DQ music got in. That having been said, fuck Notch.
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I can see this happening. And it'll make Waluigi fans' response to his assist look civil in comparison.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
... DLC will be good at least And I honestly don't hate any of these characters you've got a buff, handsome, ~redacted because mods have to be SFW~ kitty, the best Xenoblade character post-Chronicles 1, an icon of the most convoluted melodrama in gaming history, and the symbol of the biggest game of the 2010s.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
Steve is the deal with the devil I would gladly make in order for Banjo-Kazooie to be in. And a bunch of kids are going to be very happy at this.
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Thread Okay so what the hell is up with Peachette
So the Mushroom kingdom is mostly toads, but is ruled over by the few humans there... (see also: Super Mario bros 3's royalty) And to gain more power and status, Toadette has to assume the role of a human... Given Super Mario Odyssey confirms there are kingdoms that are majority-human, it's safe to assume the Mushroom kingdom was colonised and ruled by a dynasty of humans that originated from elsewhere.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
I'd rather he vanish from existence than have Young Conker and the bowdlerized version of Conker for the Xbox TBH.
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Thread PlayStation Classic announced, coming in December for $99, preloaded with 20 games
My wishlist/expectations (Ape Escape removed due to reliance on Dualshock, if any others require that let me know) Metal Gear Solid (best game of that generation full stop) Castlevania: Symphony of the NIght (maybe one of the most influential games to indie devs, and a gorgeous hyper-polished work) Vagrant Story (Best JRPG of that gen. No question) Final Fantasy IX (This can be the runner up) Final Fantasy VIII (I want it here for the soundtrack and nothing else) Klonoa: Door to Phantomville (This holds up) Suikoden 2 (This really holds up. Hell, it might be one of the most ambitious games of that era in design) Spyro the Dragon (Activision will want it here) Crash Bandicoot (Activision will want it here) Resident Evil 2 (Capcom will want it here) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (this is a clusterfuck of rights issues that DEMANDS to be here, like with Goldeneye 007 on the N64 Classic whenever that comes) Twisted Metal III (Dan Ryckert would want it here so sure) Oddworld: Abe's Odysee (spelling oof) Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (ahead of its era) Vib Ribbon (The REAL best rhythm game of the PS1. Imagine if you could put music on a USB and then play it in this. That'd be really cool) EDIT: FUCK I forgot Silent Hill. That game's still kinda scary.
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Thread 20 games I'd like to see in a 'Saturn Classic'
Saturn Bomberman and Radiant Silvergun are probably my two favourite Saturn games. Other than that, yeah this list is sold. The Saturn was a weird console, but damn if it didn't have its moments.
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Thread 20 games I'd like to see in a 'Saturn Classic'
The thing is a lot of consoles I would consider to have bad libraries would make for great "classic" consoles. You can focus on the diamonds in the rough for shovelware-heavy consoles, and you can focus on the rare highlights of consoles with barren libraries.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
Banjo-Kazooie is the dream that will never happen. If it does, I will change my avatar to something beautiful and magnificent.
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As was Ness TBH. And Jigglypuff wouldn't have been a lot of people's choice for a Pokemon.
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Thread Kanye West and Lil Pump make a Roblox music video
I think maybe he should retire as a rapper and just do production at this point. His bars have consistently been the worst part of every project he's had after MBDTF (even though Yeezus is a good album, it is in spite of rather than because of the lyrics)
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Thread So.... How are you feeling about Nintendo's 2019 lineup so far?
This seems like a good year. Another 2017/2014/2013. There's variety, first party clout, and a sense of effort. I've enjoyed this year for the Switch (it's the best console to play indie games on), but I can't wait for it to have more Nintendo content.
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Thread Isabelle (Animal Crossing) announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Isabelle is a good character, I wonder what nice things people will have to say about her in this thread! Oh... Oh... I would make a hall of shame, but you know who you are.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
Snake wouldn't be with the Republican party at all. He's way too against war and surveillance culture for that.
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Hell even Big Boss would probably not be a Republican. He wants to be an angsty boi operating outside of states and undermining the big powers.
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I don't need to destroy you from the inside. This thread will implode once they realise the characters I know about now I'm a mod are in. /s This is the reason. You got us. We're trying to get more mods so we can form Unite Bayonetta.
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Not really. Quite frankly, this thread tends to be well-behaved. Especially for a thread with so many posts. Sorry, couldn't resist the opportunity.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
If Dragon Quest is getting a character, it's almost certainly Edrick. Dragon Quest III is when that series became a cultural force. Also I looked up stuff about that incident and - holy fuck ~300 students were arrested for truancy? I knew that launch was big, but wow.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
You're moving the goalposts far enough away that I need a telescope to see them. The Music Theory remains a perpetual L that I only believe in to support Wonder Red.
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It'd be hilarious if they had a new series represented and there was a new logo alongside it. People wouldn't know what to do.
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I'm surprised I'm a mod too TBH. Not complaining though. I'm going to have to make my posts about Incineroar more PG, but otherwise I'll be right.
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Thread PlayStation Classic announced, coming in December for $99, preloaded with 20 games
If this has Metal gear solid and Symphony of the night, I'm buying it Day 1. If not, I'm skipping. I don't have nostalgia for the PS1 but I do for those two games.
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Thread Fox pulls scene from 'The Predator' after director casts his pedophile friend in minor role
I mean giving a pedophile a job where they'll be seen around the world and pedophiles will know that they can get away with their crimes isn't rehabilitation. It's like saying Catholic priests that abused children should be allowed to go back to that job - hell no they shouldn't.
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Thread Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1980s
Okay this list is better than the old one because IT PUT THRILLER IN THE TOP 10 HOW THE HELL WAS IT ONLY 27 BEFORE. 2002 was around the peak era for Pitchfork as insufferable hypocritical hipsters. This list isn't great, but poptimism has gotten Pitchfork to see things other than their own asses.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT7 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Welcome to Hard Lock Cafe!
My personal take on the leaks (and I will have to word this diplomatically with my newfound mod position) The Smash leaks have generally been very safe. No major leaker predicted Richter Belmont in Smash. I suspect only pieces of the puzzle were actually leaked and not just guessed. There remains large swaths of unknown info.
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Thread What's the best West Coast Rap album of all time?
Don't think The Chronic holds up personally. It's kinda petty and catty, with some homophobic lines. I'd go for the safe answer of Good Kid Maad city to be honest. That album is just so replayable, well-crafted, ambitious, yet controlled and kinda concise.
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Thread PopERA |ERA1| Better Than Mozart and Beethoven Combined
Sweetener's grown on me. Hell, I even like the title track at this point. Ariana's one of the few mainstream pop acts that isn't flopping miserably, so I'll take what I can get. I hope Breathin' becomes a hit.
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Thread Hollow Knight |OT| Cute Insects That Just Want to Burrow Into Your Heart | Now on Switch
As someone who 100%ed Hollow Knight and loved every minute Fuck this DLC content it is bullshit and not fun
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Thread Hollow Knight |OT| Cute Insects That Just Want to Burrow Into Your Heart | Now on Switch
I just want an optimised charms collection. I'll do all the content that involves optimising charms, and then quit.
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Thread Bojack Horseman Season 5 |OT| A Sensational Season of Television
Ah, that's why I kinda recognised the voice acting for Pickles - Hong Chau was that one actress who did a great performance playing a bad role in Downsizing
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Thread Bojack Horseman Season 5 |OT| A Sensational Season of Television
It'd be a good three act structure between all the different seasons for the character arcs. I feel like they're all close to a good emotional ending point.
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Thread Bojack Horseman Season 5 |OT| A Sensational Season of Television
I'm predicting this season will be a shooting gallery of Chekhov guns planted in previous seasons. I just hope Princess Carolyn is OK. She deserves better.
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Thread Marvel's Spider-Man Spoiler Thread [MAJOR UNMARKED SPOILERS]
What's the stuff that game reviewers have been describing as "the game getting more serious" and "the game addressing issues"? I'm getting the game later, but I'm curious.
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Thread Good/Great Cinematography In Not Great Movies
I mean that William tell overture scene on the trains is an impeccable action scene that is well shot. Such a shame it had to be at the climax of a movie this overlong and this narratively messy. (Oh and maybe Johnny Depp's worst blockbuster role)
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Thread Seriously, why did Han Solo bomb at the bx office and POLL will Episode 9 suffer the same fate?
No, Episode IX will be fine. The combination of weird timing, production drama, the feeling it was an inessential spinoff, and a lack of a compelling narrative hook kinda turned people off of Solo. Disney will make sure that doesn't happen again. If this was about other spinoffs, I would maybe be worried about them... But Episode IX will be fine.
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Thread 70th Primetime Emmys | Hosted by Colin Jost & Michael Che| Sept. 17 8e/5p
Hmmm... Game of Thrones winning? Sure. I kinda liked that last season, warts and all. Wasn't a fan of This Is Us, Westworld lost me, Stranger Things lost its edge, Handmaiden's Tale should've been one season. The Crown and The Americans are the only shows I'd put over it TBH. My taste in TV is very bad. The Marvelous Ms. Maisel is a good show and one of the better ones nominated. The Good Place is better than all of the nominated comedies though. Limited? A lower tier American Crime Story season winning is bad, but Twin Peaks not even winning anything is unforgiveable. Will Arnett should be nominated for and win an Emmy for "Free Churro" next year.
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Thread 70th Primetime Emmys | Hosted by Colin Jost & Michael Che| Sept. 17 8e/5p
Time for the worst show of the awards season. Yes, worse choices than the Oscars. And at least the Grammys have some performances that are fun. It'll be fun B-)
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
I'm bracing hard for Yandhi. I haven't gotten this bad a feeling in my stomach for an album's quality since Revival. I'm predicting 6ix9ine, a sample from an alt-right figurehead's speech, a Boogie2988-ass message of meeting in the middle, and trendy uninspired production.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
Em's diss is weak. There is probably a generation growing up now who doesn't get why Eminem is considered a top 5 because all they've heard is his 2010's stuff. I just have so little respect for Eminem right now. He's on that Nicki Minaj attacking more relevant rappers for attention bullshit. When that incompetent fuckwit Machine Gun Kelly can deliver a better diss track than you, that's a failure.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
I relistened to Kids See Ghosts, and I think the magic's wearing off. I'm worried in a couple more listens I might outright dislike the album. Kanye's comeback this year has been pretty bad. Even though he's still a good producer, he maybe has 5 good verses between all the projects he's been involved in. I can't believe I'm saying this but maybe he should've made The Life of Pablo his last album.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
Trippie redd's instagram has a photo of a 15 year old lying in bed with 6ix9ine. I'm not going to post it here, but for real the fact the rap game has multiple pedophiles making hits and having industry respect is making me want to quit listening to music in general.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
Nicki's lashing out at everyone. I find no sympathy for her. She focuses her attacks on Cardi B and Lady Gaga, then she claims any criticism against her for collabing with 6ix9ine is purely because of her gender and double standards. #2 isn't inherently even a bad thing - Dangerous Woman peaked there and that still had 3 hit singles. But she's acting as though she's #29 or some shit.
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Thread Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up
I had all those issues but mostly it's that for a game with a supposedly anti-establishment message of outsiders reforming society, it sure does love to demonise LGBT people and have women be sexualised punchlines (contradicting the first arc) while praising cops. Oh and the traitor reveal was weak.
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Thread Monster Hunter: World |OT3| Generations Ahead
I'm replaying Monster Hunter World, but I fell off the groove for a weekend, and need a little help. For reference of where I am, I have just unlocked my first 5 star mission (the one with the Legiana), and am struggling to beat it (despite having already beaten this game). What is the best hammer I can get at this point, and what armor synergizes the best? I'm second guessing every choice I'm making with how I spend my resources and would like a little guidance.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Any film that ends up in Oscars season will have a mix of extreme praise and brutal criticism. I can't say Three Billboards was the worst film that Oscar season - Darkest Hour was a thing - but it's one that I agreed with the crowd that disliked it.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
13 sentinels is such a weird situation. It had an ambiguous but cool looking trailer. Then a long wait. Then the next trailer had underage characters extremely sexualised and weird bad RTS gameplay that doesn't look like Vanillaware. Then radio silence since. I smell abandonware.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
For real Snake and Otacon is the best gay love story told in a game. And everything from the name of Vamp to the fanservice - this game's probably got the biggest LGBT fandom for a action/stealth game series I've seen.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Metal Gear Solid confession I thought Solid Snake and Otacon were boyfriends in Metal Gear Solid 4. I only realised this year that they aren't in the canon... That would've been a great love story.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Dragon Quest XI seems good and charming but ugh that soundtrack and I feel complicated about buying it. I'll probably buy it soon, but I'll match the price in a donation to the Trevor Project. Haven't felt this guilty about buying a game in a while because of the Sugiyama stuff.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Mega man 11 is kinda bugging me TBH. I mean some of what makes Mega Man good is there. The level design is a nice escalation of difficulty and complexity, the gear system is pretty fun, and the boss is a fun scenario. But it just feels... off. The music is kinda limp. The sound effects are wrong. They make you land after jumping through boss doors. I just left the demo feeling cold.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
welp the area around my home is almost certainly going to be flooded So Monster Hunter World for days on end it is! I just got back into the high rank stuff. I have a big hammer.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
I mean probably. Let's just say I'm 90% sure this show's going to have an ending in which the shit Bojack Horseman has done is revealed (especially the stuff in New Mexico) in a kinda #MeToo fashion to the world. Though I'm not sure what happens after that.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
I mean she's a dickhead. But let's be real. Someone wrote this scene. Someone acted this scene. This is just contributing to a culture of transphobia - maybe they COULD'VE gone without having a scene in which assault and trans hatred is played for laughs - like "hahaha this character got beat up by a trans person isn't that hilarious fellow straight men". It isn't particularly plot relevant. But whatever. If I wanted to be lectured on how I should feel about transphobic content by some cis dude, I'd reopen my twitter account.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
I refunded The Messenger. Yeah it's good that Devolver got rid of the Nazi tatts but I kind of feel grubby for supporting a publisher that allowed that to happen in the first place. Oh and this is far from the only incident that lead to this. 75% of their games have some shitty controversy-bait. (Oh and the messenger was not a game I liked at all so no loss)
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Normally I would agree, but Em is such an easy target with his punchlines that are corny at best and edgelord slurs at worst. He's not even provocative at this point, just an old man yelling at clouds. Oh and the Tyler the creator line reminds me why I hated him so much growing up.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
I said what I said. Eminem is extremely desperate - what other explanation is there for collaborating with Venom? At least Queen had a few OK hooks. Pretty soon we're going to run out of white teens that only listen to Eminem and no other rap. He's really in trouble then.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Eminem is good when he's not trying to spam shock value or corny jokes. So therefore he has no good albums, despite his great technical skill and a few really good tracks.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
Bought The Messenger on PC, played for around an hour... Not liking it, sorry. Feels floaty, and am not a fan of the soundtrack so far. Devolver is the publisher that peaked the earliest. Nothing has topped that original Hotline Miami for me.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
The only thing I'm looking forward to about GTAV is the soundtrack. If I had thread making privileges I'd do one where people could make a hypothetical radio station soundtrack for a GTA set in 2018. What tracks would you play?
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I think I just don't like the aesthetic of "gore for shock". The thing is, encounter rates in games like The Last of Us or presumably Cyberpunk 2077 are high enough that the shock value goes away, and the whole point just gets dulled. Also, the fact a lot of people on social media are going "look at this sick kill" means they've kinda failed if they're trying to make it confronting and challenging.
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I don't care at all about Best Character but I hope Madeline and Arteus are at least talked about. Who is this year's Helmet Kruger - a meme character that somehow wins
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I thought Ori was relatively mild except for the escape sequences. The checkpoint making I felt was relatively generous. Plus, the high-level platforming isn't as finger-mangling as Guacamelee's hardest stuff.
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Beat donut county. This game has so much styyyyyyylllleee. It's basically held together by cute touches and charm. But it's damn polished. The most adorable anti-capitalist game of the year!
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Most people can't pull off the Rockstar voice. They REALLY can't. Cyberpunk 2077 just seems like dudebro cyberpunk prioritizing shock value, hyper-gore, and flashy tech over actually being punk or meaningfully questioning the meaning of humanity.
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I'm seeing way more hype for the Cyberpunk 2077's gore and combat than anything else online. For a demo that long, it's kind of weird how little information we actually get about quests. And the writing is reminding me of Deus Ex.... Deus Ex: Mankind Divided I agree with the Aussie journalists at E3 - this game is so going to get banned in Australia. The nudity, violence, and drugs are going to be pushing a lot of ratings boards' boundaries.
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Thread Giant Bomb |OT8| A Place To Put Your Unrequited Feelings
I feel like I'm not going to reclaim my lost hype for Cyberpunk 2077. That demo looked alright, but with these sorts of games the lore and writing is key, and I still have major doubts about the quality of both.
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God I am looking forward to this game. Raccoons going on wacky hole adventures sounds like a good break from the Monster Hunter grind (I love the game, and I might put it as my GOTY over Celeste if persuaded by this thread)
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I'm starting to agree with you. The early game is fun, but once you've unlocked the runes and the majority of the blueprints, it slows the fuck down. It's a roguelike I only feel like doing one run per session - it's not like Isaac where I feel like I can play dozens of runs in a row.
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I mean anything involving Felynes gets a plus from me. They're cute. I'd like a Palico echo fighter, but I'd gladly take an assist or them in the background.
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I kinda started replaying Wonderful 101 in my hospital bed today (I got my Wii U sent from home). That game... Is really good. Hell, I might argue it's Platinum's best. You just don't get games this unique, stylish, and creative that often.
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What 5 stages would you want in Smash? 2 of them must be for already represented series, 1 must be a stage without a character, and 2 can be stages with new characters.
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TIL The Swapper, Trine 2: Director's Cut, Tiny Thief, Rayman Legends, and Shovel Knight were published by Nintendo in Japan
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I can't see this image, but I'm told Wonder Red is involved. Could you please describe this?
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Elma and Wonder Red probably eat lunch together. They talk about leadership, fights, and weird adventures.
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If only Wonderful 101 came out a couple of years later we could at least have a Wonder Red amiibo. That game's aesthetic would fit well as little plastic figures.
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That'd be good. Galaxy brain - make the stage the posts themselves. Like Pictochat but with fanart.
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What are each Smasher's rooms like? I'll start with the newcomers that aren't echoes Inkling - uh literally the splash screen for Splatoon. Messy, but stylish. Ridley - it's like a birds nest. With lava. And mangled corpses. Simon Belmont - simple. Probably something like the houses in Neuf-Brisach. King K. Rool - Somewhere with a lot of treasure and grog and gadgets. It's closer to a lair than a bedroom. Isabelle - a chill little house.
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It's that time of day again *HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION TIME* What do smash characters like in their sandwiches? I know Ness would probably like a good steak sandwich.
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I legit don't know why people are so thirsty about Connor. One of the top results on google for Connor Detroit is fanfiction x reader.
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Now I want Spirits to just be an Animal Crossing village but filled with Smash Bros characters.
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If Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 happened, Connor would totally be a playable character.
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For a second I forgot it was you. Cheeky rascal, trying to trick the thread into supporting Goku. You got me, but you didn't get everyone.
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I'm sorry I just don't want to hurt her. Animal Crossing was kind to me when nobody else was. I'm weak tbh. But if she wants to, I'll fight.
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Villager already had a great recovery, so more options are deadly. I can see Isabelle being really good. Top 10 best characters in the game's tier list good.
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I'd feel as bad punching Isabelle as I would Lucas tbh. I'm going to end up letting Isabelle fighters online kill me without me attacking them.
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I mean this is an important part of Nintendo history. I just love more games being represented in music. The weirder the better.
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I thought it was consensus that Dragon Quest V is the best game in the series. Heck, it's certainly my favourite. One of the most narratively ambitious SNES JRPGs.
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They have some really charming character designs. I'd even argue the series is Toriyama's best character design work.
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Also he's fairly attractive, so he gets a boost in... other types of fanart That's right, I'm talking about him doing dorky things like he's in Brawl in the Family
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If Final Fantasy struggles to get 2 tracks in, how do Dragon Quest fans think that game stands a chance of representation given it never appeared on any Virtual console, not on any mini until the Shonen Jump Famicom mini, and that Sugiyama's role over copyright makes music even more of a pain than FF to get in Smash?
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Honestly, I don't think the Ken or even the Shadow fanbases are as rabid as Waluigi's. To put it bluntly I don't think they'll send 9/11 pictures to Sakurai if their faves don't get in.
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The Mario RPGs have historically been a gap in representation in Smash. Geno is a way to fix that. Kinda.
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I mean they have separate mechanics, a lot of separate characters, separate narratives, frequently separate worlds. But they're not separate series. Lowkey that's like saying Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy are the same series because they have common characters.
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He is a lot of scalies' type. He's a less formal, younger Bowser as a personality. More likely to go on drinking sprees with you.
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I'm sticking to my guns Geno is the Square Enix rep. Keep Isabelle aside, direct writing aside, let's have a heart to heart about Sakurai. He's been pitching this as an ultimate fanservice game. Yeah, Geno's fanbase is mostly for the sake of him being in Smash. But a lot of this game's picks feel designed for fanservice. Hell, everybody is here is the concept. And the Geno outfit in sm4sh proves that the idea has been cleared to some extent by Square - enough that it's theoretically plausible.
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It's bumming me out that the most likely indie stage/character and the most likely Square Enix JRPG IP to be represented are both associated with genuinely terrible people in major roles.
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I hate to say it But this thread is most entertaining when it's been ages since a direct and everyone's thirsty and intense yet self aware. This thread gets at its most catty when the direct has just happened and people act angsty about high stakes.
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You people have no fucking idea how many Minecraft videos I will post here for meme spam if that game is represented.
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Yeah, the chair theory was fun, and the box theory is a blunt "no, your favourite character won't be getting in"
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You can get any character you want in Smash Ultimate, but that means they will never be in any other games. Which character do you ever pick?
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That post I made wasn't even in my top 15 most horny posts I've made, and I got quoted for pages lol.
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I guess, but out of that 00's gateway drug trilogy (Renamon, Krystal, Gardevoir) Krystal is the one I still see fanart of the most.
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The only thing that doesn't add up is that The Smash Direct would've revealed more characters in one day than all the months afterward combined. That's just weird.
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Eh... It's solid enough, and the top row is great. But I feel there's something missing. One more "oh shit" pick. Or an Olimar/Shulk. Or a Wonderful person.
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They're going to show off trophies for characters that aren't in the game I suspect... As
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This is irrational as hell but here goes I'm kinda worried there are no trophies in this game.
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If I wanted to hear you threaten to kill me, I would've asked you to. But no you're just going in my DMs telling me I'm subhuman for whatever reason. I'm over it. Edit: uh that was meant to be a DM I didn't mean to post it here uh
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Wonder Red will happen. I was tempted to reject his ways by the cynical box theory, but I know better than to fall victim to the vapid vice of vandalising my reputation. Wonder Red is a sign of care.
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Wonder Red vs Incineroar setting things on fire and punching. And taking off their shirts.
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Smash Ultimate doesn't feel like a celebration of Nintendo and gaming history with its roster. It feels like a celebration of Smash Bros. That's fine, but there's a definite shift from representing more and more series to just digging deeper in already-represented franchises.
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The theory theory is that every major leak in the Ultimate era is wrong and attention seeking from "leakers"
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Didn't Vergeben not predict K. Rool? Not saying he's wrong, just saying he doesn't know every character.
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Quite frankly the Xenoblade series is a weird combination of factors. I suspect Monolith Soft got a lot of money pumped into them because they also helped out a lot of other Nintendo projects, so they could make these lavish dense JRPGs despite not having brilliant sales prior to Xenoblade 2.
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The box art leak has flimsy logic that only works because of a certain sect of smash bros fans. The type that get mad that every new character in is a slot they lose for their pet favourite Wishlist. It's cynical enough that people who want to justify getting mad at Isabelle believe it.
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That Olimar and Shulk thing brings up a good point. They like having their last reveals be from new first party IPs that are niche and have a cult following... Wonder Red fits snugly in that canon.
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Nah. Nintendo could make another wonderful 101 game without platinum's approval tomorrow and they'd not be stopped as they fully own the IP. But Rare sure as hell couldnt make another Donkey Kong Country without Nintendo approving, and Square Enix would definitely get blocked from featuring Sora in anything without the Disney seal of approval.
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It makes sense for him to get in - the leaks are reliable, the Pokémon company would probably pressure Sakurai to add a new Pokémon, Incineroar fits well with fighting games.
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Let's play "build the rest of the roster" We'll assume Incineroar and Ken are locks. Now we have 3 more characters 1 from Nintendo's first party - mainstream 1 Nintendo deepcut 1 third party Who do you go for? I'd go Elma Wonder Red Geno (fuck the music theory)
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I like Incineroar, but a final character reveal he is not. You need one last blast of buzz late in the marketing game and you pick... Incineroar? Though if they swapped the timing for the K. Rool and Incineroar trailer, way less people would have issues.
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I just want Sakurai to pull the trigger and deconfirm Wonder Red since it isn't going to happen in favour of Ken and Incineroar. I don't want hope. I just want release and death.
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The box theory has made people so nihilist about newcomers that anything that isn't Incineroar and Ken will be a welcome surprise. And if not, there's always DLC.
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This game's had a weird PR cycle. We know basically all of the roster but we don't even know what the main mode is, how online works, whether trophies exist, and what the deal is with targets this time.
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There seem to be truthers saying the box is edited and that's not the amount of slots there are in the roster? My journey into dankest Smashboards continues.
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I mean I'd like him in as an ironic punchline to be honest, and he has a lot of unironic fans. It's just I'm kinda finding it hilarious that there are a lot of Smash fans pretending they always liked him that would've been shit talking him five-ten years ago.
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I find it weird that we'd get more characters revealed in the Smash direct (5, 2 newcomers and 3 echoes) than in all the subsequent months up to launch (2-4 depending on who you ask). That's why I think the box theory is bullshit.
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So that makes cutting a character with a fun moveset a good idea? Reducing the game's content so you can feel less salty about the roster being "bloated"?
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That's just nonsensical. Animal crossing is one of Nintendo's broadest-appealing series, with sales to match.
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Anyone who is seriously arguing for characters in the roster to be cut needs to get over their self-centered ego. It's okay to not like characters, but arguing they should be cut because you don't like them is pathetic. Other people do like them. Corrin has a fun moveset, but sure let's just throw them out because you didn't like Fire Emblem Fates. Yeah that's totally rational and not egocentric as fuck. I thought the Smash community would get over this after Everybody is here, but evidently it has not.
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Yeah, Shadow's a punchline, a representative of the nadir era of the sonic series, a symbol of corporate edginess.
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Random is a character. So 71 + random = nice symmetrical 72 I walked for the first time in a week today.
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At this point DLC discussion is going to be more interesting than newcomer discussion Like for newcomers you just pick 1-6 of these And add your pet favourite if you want to be cheeky. DLC? Those horizons are much more open.
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Here's the thing - I'm not so sure. Nintendo has a lot of first party ground to cover from the first year of the Switch. And I feel like most thit'd parties got their big tickets out of the way. Short of a complete heel turn like Microsoft DLC, it'll probably be more Nintendo.
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Probably a sword-fighter that can spawn certain blocks on the map with certain properties.
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I basically support almost all Square Enix characters so they could block a scenario involving a Sugiyama pay check. I'd support Sora. I'd support Lightning. I'd support Moogle.
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Dante being DLC before Spring Man and Rex/bodypillow is so weird it makes perfect sense.
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I admit defeat. The music rule is iron clad. Skull Kid was little more than a hoax led by a pied piper and chair wielding heretics.
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2 new characters... So this is how the hype train ends. Not with a bang, but with a whimper.
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I've gotten aggressive DMs so I'll finally concede. Vergeben is right. All hail the Minecraft steve overlords.
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8 unannounced characters? Wonder Red Elma Geno Skull Kid Inceneroar ;-3 Dante Ken Shadow >:-(
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Wonder Red Incineroar Elma Geno Skull Kid Ken Shadow How would you react to these newcomers?
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Isabelle is the last character. Sakurai doesn't want the inevitable 69 memes. He saw what some people did to Isabelle and he's disappointed.
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I don't know how this happened, but Incineroar is one of my more hyped likely to happen characters now.
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Wonder Red is the only potential Smash character of age I have never actually seen rule 34 of on my twitter feed, weirdly.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Sugiyama even more anal about licensing music than anyone involved in Final Fantasy? If we barely got 2 tracks for Cloud, that might be a legitimate obstacle to a Dragon Quest rep.
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At this point I recognise that most of the really hype characters have already been announced. Also I had a resignation note written in case Wonder Red gets deconfirmed, and I feel like I might have to use it soon. Because nothing is good or salvageable in life.
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I always believe Miyazaki when he says his films are the last ones he's making. So maybe I am wrong about Sakurai being honest about this being his final Smash.
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Isabelle is the awkward wallflower at the "smash bros furry characters" club. Everyone else is getting oiled up and wrestling and she just wants a nice cuppa.
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That post is shit, but there is an element I agree with. I kind of feel like there's not a lot of passionate deep cuts Sakurai really cares about and wants to make a creative moveset for. Yeah, there are some well implemented takes on Ridley, Simon Belmont, Inkling, and King K. Rool. This game isn't going to have any creative wildcards like Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Mr Game and Watch, etc. For the last smash game he's making, it kinda makes me sad.
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I'm predicting 4 newcomers, and 2 more echoes Wonder Red Incineroar Elma Dante Ken Shadow
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Banjo-Kazooie would be a logical #69 as they're a character that can actually 69 each other.
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I'll let you make the bet. Have it be in some way related to that silly music theory you believe in.
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The trailer was good. It gave a nice insight into Isabelle's character and psyche. And for a mellow series like Animal Crossing, do you really want Link getting impaled or whatever?
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If I hear any Isabelle slander in here I'm fucking done with this place. She's a good dog. And she's doing her best. Her moveset looks fun. Her trailer was cute.
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I'm in media silence mode, but I want to say it one more time before the direct. WONDER RED FANS UNITE UP!
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You know what my most wanted BOTW character AFTER Prince Sidon is? BOTW Zelda Since she's a researcher type, I presume she's researched the Ancient shrines. And the Royal Family traditionally maintains strong links with the Shiekah... So how about a rune-based moveset? Stasis can be her neutral b. It'll be a projectile that briefly stuns, though you can charge it more to stun more. The knockback mechanic on Stasis would still be there from BOTW, encouraging creative and quick combos. Magnesis is a weird one. The best idea I came up with is like Peach's turnip in that she randomly draws out something metal - a sword, a spiked ball, a crate. You can then move it around in 2D space freely for a limited time (think how you can manually aim Snake's missile launcher). Cryonis will be a straightforward platform-based recovery move she can perform in the air. I know we've already got remote bombs on Link. But she could just echo that move and use square bombs. They could do damage but be less throwable.
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This is a wee bit off topic, but I'm heavily active in a thread that I got someone else to make for me, and I'd love if more people could join in! It's the awards season thread. If you love people making up inane rules, questioning all logic, calling things locks, and genuinely questioning whether human intellect has any value left, then this thread will be just the place for you! (Well also this thread, but you already know that.) I know there's very little overlap, but if we can get one more person interested, I'll consider that a success.
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With Ice Climbers back, I think my prediction is Rex and Pyra will be a pair that fights together. It'd make them stand out more in the roster
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You know what? Even with the music theory being bullshit, I think I agree with the slot theory logic. We're not getting a newcomer from a series with music already accounted for... In this direct.
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I'd argue Xenoblade 2's HUD is worse, but I know I'm going to lose that debate. A font size increaser would've done wonders for XCX.
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If there's a blank body pillow in the background of Sakurai's appearance on the direct, which character does it confirm?
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God, I forgot how much that game pushed online stuff. Xenoblade X was 70% good forward-thinking ideas, 20% kinda stale stuff, and 10% "what the fuck why" stuff.
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Yeah, it's not like making her the protagonist would've changed the narrative much either.
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Xenoblade X was a compelling world to explore, and I enjoyed the combat more than 2. Elma was a good character. Quite frankly she could've and should've been the protagonist instead of Cross. It'd be nice if we got more Elmas and less submissive passiveness in the next Monolith Soft game's women characters.
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Normally I wouldn't want a character in Smash to see people suffer But Incineroar is the exception. He's had so much unearned slander thrown his way, and I am looking forward to karmic retribution.
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Upon researching grog - it's literally just watered down rum. For what it's worth, it looks nice when you add some citrus and cinnamon. Edit: I'm learning so much about grog! Per the wikipedia page - In the early stages of British settlement in Australia, the word grog entered common usage, to describe diluted, adulterated, and sub-standard rum, obtainable from sly-grog shops. In the early decades of the Australian colonies such beverages were often the only alcohol available to the working class. Eventually in Australia, and New Zealand, the word grog came to be used as a slang collective term for alcohol, such as going to the "grog shop" to buy grog.
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Nah, we need unique characters - changing characters that aren't the pokemon trainer are frowned upon post-Sm4sh. Primarina is this game's Bayonetta on the tier list. Except instead of killing opponents, she sings gently to them and comforts their emotional turmoil, giving rare companionship in a nihilist existence.
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Which out of the Bowser/Ridley/K. Rool/Dedede baras of Smash would Incineroar most be likely to get along well with?
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What's that Mariah Carey song where she sings "You're delusional"? I feel like I'm going to need to link it here a lot. JK, you're all good.
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OK, good point. He could have a good moveset if done right... But fuck it, I still want MORE series represented, not less.
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The Wonder Red fandom will gladly cosign this. We both support masked Kamiya superheroes that have been treated too poorly by their publishers.
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It's been fairly vanilla, yeah. Mostly variations on the love triangle between King K. Rool, Ridley, and Bowser. Haven't seen much shipping art for the Belmonts. Maybe people are acknowledging that medieval people, no matter how hot, smelt really bad and had inadequate hygiene.
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Imagine spending a roster slot on a clone with limitations that tight. I get it for Smash 64 - that dev cycle was quick, and they needed a lot of clones. But on a blank canvas, it's just not worth it.
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Did Earthbound have a cult western following prior to Smash 64? This isn't a hypothetical but a legit question.
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Fanart promotion I guess? Miyamoto would probably actually be the reason. He's lowkey the only reason why Star Fox got given so many shots.
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Yeah, and scalies got King K. Rool and Ridley so we're feasting! I haven't seen this much of a golden age for fanart since the Prince Sidon craze.
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Star Fox Zero was recent enough, and the furry fandom is big enough that Fox would probably make it.
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I hate Goku. I hate most anime types but Goku is all my least favourite things combined into a character.
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That was a margin call. But for deep cut Smash 64 original 12 characters I had to pick Ness.
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Mario Link Samus Kirby Donkey Kong Pikachu Inkling Villager Fox Olimar Shulk Marth Secret Pit Mr. Game and Watch Ness Captain Falcon Focusing on representing a wide variety of series. Peach, Bowser, and Wario didn't make the cut because I wanted to represent more series. The secrets are all semi-deep cut retro characters. I cut Yoshi for Olimar because I'm rude and don't like the Yoshi's Island games.
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True, but if I had to live in a world without Earthbound or F-Zero, I've got to say I'd pick a world without F-Zero.
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Well what was that intro to the K. Rool trailer about? Why have K. Rool AND Ridley? Why put emphasis on villain-based bossfights?
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Primarina wins because she doesn't need chairs. She can just coil up and sit on herself.
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Discuss: Which potential newcomers would be good friends to have? Wonder Red would be a dorky but nice person to be a friend with. He knows about teamwork.
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My idea for how the morphs could work is that every move has potential to be charged. If you charge a move, you put more people in the morph, making a bigger, more damaging attack. Although what you're saying is more likely.
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OH SHIT THEMES PLOT CONFIRMED actually nah it's probably just angsty trophy descriptions
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He'll play heel and raise hell. He'd be a good third wheel. Though he could fit into any trailer. Fuck, he could be in a Style Savvy reveal trailer and somehow he'd fit.
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You're onto something with the connection between two characters. Personally, I am rooting for two masked characters - the heroic Wonder Red, and the wicked Skull Kid.
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That's why I said some other purple/yellow. Rayman kinda has that colour scheme. There are other options other than angsty moon boi
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Can we just admit If Skull Kid gets in, the Music theory is bunk? Don't try and create loopholes either. If Skull Kid doesn't get in (or some other purple/yellow), the Chair theory is bunk?
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I made the photoshop and everything Nah, you've been behaving well. You'll get Goku Kirby.
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If Wonder Red gets deconfirmed, I will leave this forum. I will probably spend my wasted time making mediocre Twine games instead. One day maybe I'll make a good game. Or my health will turn for the worse again, and I will waste away.
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Or Xenoblade. Or a new series that needs a new stage like Wonderful 101. Skull Kid doesn't need a new stage tho.
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A series having music revealed before a new character means that series has no new non-echo character to be announced.
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In the Sony TGS show they had an earthquake in one of the games, so I don't think the Direct was delayed due to content.
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You know what? Mary O would be cool. Just because I've seen no two pitches for her moveset that look the same. And Sakurai knows how to come up with cool movesets in weird situations.
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Fever dream I saw a karaoke mode for smash. King K Rool was singing Id do anything for love but I wouldn't do that.
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That conversation's in cryogenic sleep until DLC. The 2015 design doc plans out all non-echo fighters. They were in the wrong time and place to be considered then. But they're near-locks for DLC.
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Hell yes she is. Such a great Pokémon. And an agile mix of fairy projectiles, water mobility, and singing would be quite unique to Smash.
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I need to get a blood transfusion lol I might have to stay in the hospital for weeks from this injury. Expect me to post here more. Maybe. I don't know. Ridley for smash.
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Name one wrestling-based moveset in Smash. Name one heel wrestling-based moveset in Smash.
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One of his stans posted his tragic and adorable pokedex bio, and then people started converting
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I do tbh. Felt way too similar to the playstyle of Shiek, but more knockback-centric. /s
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Primarina would be the best starter pick because I want to see how they animate a Pokemon with no legs. Gen VII you don't lose no matter what because they're all fun Pokemon designs. There's no real dud that nobody likes.
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I thought Ridley getting rid of the "too big" debate would mean we wouldn't have any more inane debates about character design. Evidently I was wrong.
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It's time for "I want to imagine smells so I can ignore the smell of blood" again What would newcomers smell like? EG Wonder Red, Incineroar, Chibi Robo. You can pick your favourite newcomers.
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That could work. All the other characters could be members of the Wonderful 100 under the leadership of Wonder Red
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So we can check, how many updates have all the newcomers gotten each? Just want to know what to expect with the 3.
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What genre-shifting remix will we get for potential newcomers? I'll start - guitar-driven rock Wonderful 101 theme
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I'd be happy with the first 2 the last 2 are the only 2 characters I actively don't want in Smash
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Yeah, it's weird that after making My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy he suddenly died and never said anything. Oh well, at least he's got a perfect discography with no bad albums.
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Yeah shit looked strange. they were little cubes that looked more like tumors than toes.
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Minecraft paves the way for Roblox in Smash That in turn paves the way for Lil Pump and Kanye to get in Smash Video games were a mistake
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You have no idea how many Minecraft meme videos I will post here if that blocky fuckhead gets in. Question - why do so many Minecraft videos involve toe fetishes? It's weird as hell.
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I saw one video that had some minecraft character without toes having some minecraft characters with toes' feet shoved in his face. Shit's disturbing.
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Damn it you've found the one character other than a Dragon Quest rep that would bum me out.
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You know what? I call bullshit. The leaker's tone is a fanboy bullshit "kids game" thing, and it lacks meaningful details. It's the classic "I got this leak right so all my leaks are right" fallacy that made this thread believe Dante was in Smash.
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How does that mean he's got knowledge on Nintendo tho? Unless he's some master of all Fighting Game knowledge, I don't see how all that gets taken to one person.
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Heck nyeah! BIG PALICOS WITH BIG WEAPONS COMING OVER TO MESS YOU UP! Or you could use Meowscular chef. He's a big palico.
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I like how the lore tries to make you feel not evil for punching something with an adorable face like Punching bag.
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Yeah, anyone who says they're the same is ridiculous. What's next - Donald Glover and Childish Gambino being the same person?
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We have wrestling-adjacent moves here or there, but we need a wrestler who has rambunctious top energy to him.
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Yeah all it took was a Pokedex entry and a bit of fanart and BAM this thread no longer hates him
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I mean other Rhythm Heaven characters would be much weirder and more creative. Hell, Karate Joe at least has pot-related move potential.
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Prince Sidon deserves to be in Smash a lot. Sidon would make Smash GOTY. The Shape of Water won the Oscar. Breath of the Wild won the TGA. There's one common binding element of the two. No, it's not a weird mix of whimsy and tragic violence in a world that feels like it'll fall apart any minute in a neo-apocalyptic manner. It's hot fish men.
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Excitement is a marketing fallacy. Ultimately, the game will be in your hands, and characters will be judged on how they play. And the newcomers so far look like they will play well. All will be well.
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Imagine a stage that you literally can't see anything. You have to rely on sound and HD rumble alone to find your location.
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Wait... I think I like every major contender for Smash. I have no issues with Geno, Inceneroar, Elma, Isabelle, or even Shadow. I relish and praise Wonder Red! I appreciate Isaac's fanbase. I hold no more grudges. I am free. And I am enlightened. All is fair in love and Smash.
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He's exciting to furry bara artists and people who want to write sob stories based on Pokedex entries. That's good enough for me.
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Hyper Camelot fits weirdly well with Shovel Knight. I can imagine him being a H Y P E R C A M E L O T
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Deep. Incineroar and Primarina are both explorations of the dichotomy between entertainment and reality in emotional states Take the Pokedex entry for Brionne
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Break a chair on the heads of anyone who believes the falsehoods of the music rule The chairs are music to the ears of those who believe the truth
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I'm okay with this tbh. It will stop that whiny crowd that always gets mad whenever Smash gets literally any time in a Direct.
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Cast a dating sim with Smash Bros characters I'll start Bowser Ridley King K. Rool Dedede Charizard
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Ask memoryman, they know the lore about Daisy. They probably have paragraphs long backstory for every hair on her head.
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If we don't get a direct announcement in the next 48 hours, I will try and tally the amount of times Sakurai blinks in the Smash direct and decode a message from that.
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Uh oh I'm praying ten Won-Stoppable Wonderful 100s and five Tables Turns for Wonder Red.
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BTW I am not campaigning for Goku in smash, I just wanted to make a silly joke. I am currently campaigning for Wonder Red - Primary goal Monster Hunter/Palico Style Savvy Chibi Robo Skull Kid Elma Wildest dream - Banjo-Kazooie, Master Chief
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2B means NieR music in smash so I endorse her Even 2 NieR tracks in Smash would be better than dozens of Devil May Cry tracks - and I love that series' music.
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That shantae thread isn't helping their case. My gut feeling that a lot of that fanbase just wants her in because horny reasons feels justified TBH. Oh and she's 16 so that makes it worse. *Disclaimer - I'm not saying all shantae fans are pervs. There's just a portion who are.
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Nice catch. Gives evidence to the theory that Dragon Quest would be even worse in terms of musical limitations than Final Fantasy.
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Since drakengard and NieR are part of the same series, I might call it a tie between that and Final Fantasy. The NieR soundtracks are two of the best albums of the 2010's, let alone soundtracks. The vocal production is so unique and atmospheric, and when the action kicks in it takes the whole building down with it.