Up the Ante!

posted August 17th, 2013, 8:00 am


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August 16th, 2013, 8:03 pm

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No way! It says a lot more than that in Japanese!

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August 17th, 2013, 9:33 am

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Nah, not even Japan's stories are this weird.

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August 17th, 2013, 10:53 am

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@greenpowerstar: Oh, I assure you, Japanese media can get pretty weird sometimes.

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August 17th, 2013, 1:07 pm

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But, and this is a big butt, it isn't nearly as weird as Korean media...

for example:
http://mangafox.me/manga/zippy_ziggy/v06/c036/7.html

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August 17th, 2013, 9:20 pm

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By the way, y'know that upcoming Sonic game, Sonic: Lost World? I've heard a few people say that it's basically what that infamous vaporware, Sonic X-Treme would've been had it gotten made. I've also heard people say that the PSP game Sonic Rivals is what Sonic X-Treme would've been had it gotten made. Do you know how true this is?

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August 17th, 2013, 9:56 pm

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@Jarkes:

Absolutely not. In fact, I haven't known anything about video games for years. In fact, a majority of the history of video games for me is knowledge of copyright violation lawsuits and a bit of the history of modern computing. I don't think I've picked up a trade magazine in five years.

However, I realize games are important to you and as soon as I've finished torturing myself by reading outdated textbooks and living in the past, the first thing I'm going to do is watch movies, play video games, and read comic books nonstop until I've exhausted my collection or have come up with a new theory for what's popular in media.

So far, I've come up with a list that includes

1)two guys on a couch.

2) neurotic, bombastic, and psychopathic characters

3) Mice, ponies, and kittens.

4) Space western

5) sadomasochism (ridicule and humiliation)

6) celebrity cameos

7) zombies

^ Eventually I'll figure something out that combines all these elements and my creation will be as popular as Anime without the gender confusion. (speaking of which have you seen heroman?)

Until that time I suppose I should be watching walkthroughs on youtube so I can understand what your talking about.

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August 17th, 2013, 10:17 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: I wasn't asking you.

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August 18th, 2013, 2:33 am

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@Jarkes:

That's okay. The question still remains, have you seen Heroman?

It reminds me of Robot boy and Megaman for some reason.

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August 18th, 2013, 4:13 pm

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@Jarkes: Sonic Rivals is nothing like what Sonic X-Treme was planned to be. It's more like Sonic R than any other Sonic game. Just with sidescrolling and attack mechanics.

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August 18th, 2013, 5:53 pm

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@Lugbzurg: Okay. So does Sonic: Lost World look at all like what Sonic X-Treme was planned to be, just with Wisp powers?

...Actually, I haven't even seen the Sonic: Lost World trailer yet. I remember reading that both versions of the game have Color Powers, much like Sonic Colors. Though now that I think about it, it's entirely possible that Sonic might access them in a different way this time, one that doesn't involve the Wisps...

Also, the 3DS version is NOT another Sonic Rush clone this time around. It's actual 3D gameplay this time. So if I don't have a Wii U by the time it comes out (which is very likely), I may very well get the 3DS version.

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August 20th, 2013, 10:23 pm

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I started reading Kellie's Diary. It's a first person narrative, told from the point of view of a third grader, from Texas.

Someone who has fallen victim to a zombie apocalypse, took a week to walk home from school in warzone conditions, and still thinks she can make it to her grandpa's house by riding her bike to california and then head north to oregon... like the pioneers.

Her only companions on this journey are a diary she nicknamed "Barbie" and "Mr. Floppy" who needs therapy.

So far, I must admit, it's captured my interest and I genuinely want to find out how it ends.

it also looks like it's available on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhOmqD25jlw

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August 21st, 2013, 10:07 am

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By the way, did anyone else ever notice that David Humphrey, the original voice of Shadow the Hedgehog, would occasionally slip into his natural British accent when voicing Shadow in Adventure 2? He did manage to fix this problem in Heroes, but then again, he didn't have nearly as much dialogue in Heroes.

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August 21st, 2013, 10:56 am

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@Jarkes:
According to wikipedia he's American (born and made). Then again, I know how easily one can edit wikipedia. Therefore, I'm just going to assume the information is accurate until I get a more reliable resource.

He could be upper middle class or military, and therefore had exposure to globe hopping in his youth. Although I doubt the United States has bases in the United Kingdom.

I've also had people assume I was Mexican based on my last name alone. Despite informing them that I'm American and was born in the United States, they want to argue. Obviously, there had to be a pony in there somewhere. Even after informing them that my grandfather and father were born American citizens, and despite informing them that Puerto Rico and Cuba were given to America by Spain, they still think Puerto Rico is part of Mexico.

For some reason the same idiocy is not assumed for people of the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, or Cubans. Which to me is a general oddity since they're all in the Caribbean. The Caribbean being where Columbus met the first Native Americans... Funny how that works.

It isn't something worth arguing unless someone else brings it up, but yes, it's possible that there was a time that Puerto Rico was colonized by Mexicans, but it's just as likely that Mexico was colonized by Polynesians and the Chinese. After so many generations, dating back to before the mayflower, it means I have as much of a right to be here as anyone else.

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