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  • Mega Man IV Review

    1 week ago

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    I’ve viewed this “drought” of Mega Man games the gaming world has been going through after 2010’s Mega Man 10 as a positive (even though in these six years we’ve had at least four games: Rockman Xover, Street FighterXMega Man, and the two Mega Man Legacy Collection games. Now don’t be thinking that I’m some die hard Capcom fan or anything; outside of Mega Man and Ace Attorney, I have basically zero interest in the games Capcom makes. During this time I’ve gone back and played many of the games from the Classic and X series and out of it, I came to two realizations: the first, as much as I enjoy most of these games on their own, when playing them all, quite a few of them felt lazy; like Capcom just made them for the sake of having one released each year. The second realization was that while I’d love to see a conclusion to the X series with an X9 or a new Legends game, I’m thankful for all the games we as a community got in this almost thirty year old franchise with 132 games in it. Plus there are plenty of fan-made games to play and games that play similarly to Mega Man like Mighty Gunvolt Burst by Inti Creates; also Mighty No.9/Red Ash if anyone still cares about them. Anyway, of these games I went back and played, one I was looking forward to was the fourth Game Boy entry in the Classic series, Mega Man IV.

     

    I didn’t end up playing the Game Boy Mega Man games until later, after I had picked up Mega Mans 1-10 with Mega Man: Wily’s Revenge and Mega Man II being my introduction to the Blue Bomber’s monochromatic adventures. While I thought both games were okay, it wasn’t until my third go at the portable line with Mega Man IV (or for me, Rockman World 4) where I really started to love GB Mega Man. These games were outsourced to two companies: Minakuchi Engineering and Biox. All the games except for Mega Man II were handled by Minakuchi however after the poor job Biox did with said game. I’m happy with Capcom’s decision to stick with Minakuchi since their games felt like they had effort and, as corny as it may sound, love put into them. I even think Minakuchi Engineering understood how to make a Classic series Mega Man game more than Capcom themselves did, especially when it came to later Mega Man games.


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    Mega Man IV starts off with and intro showing the latter half of the unimportant story where Wily’s robots are scattering across the city and causing destruction. You can tell from this intro that Minakuchi actually cared about making a new Mega Man game with new custom sprites, artwork, and music. The overall presentation of the game, minus the color, looked better than what Capcom was doing on the NES with later Mega Man games. However, visuals aren’t everything in a video game; gameplay is the most important part. Minakuchi Engineering took the well-known Mega Man formula from Mega Man 5 and expanded upon it. P-Chips and a shop system in the form of Dr. Light’s lab was added where you can spend chips dropped by defeated enemies on various items like E-Tanks, 1 ups, and an Energy Balancer to name a few. Also each Robot Master stage has a letter hidden somewhere, typically in plain sight, which spells out one of two words: BEAT or WILY. Collecting B, E, A, and T gives you Beat the bird who functions the same way as in Mega Man 5 and 6. Getting all the letters to spell Wily opens up the second half of the Wily stages. While getting the Beat letters is optional, getting the Wily letters is mandatory, but as mentioned, they’re almost always in plain sight and easy to get. Passwords return in this game but unlike other Classic series games, you’ll want to either take a picture or write them down since they’re a little complicated.


    Mega Man controls just as great as he does in the NES Mega Man games after Mega Man 2; I had no trouble moving around, jumping, sliding, or charging the buster. Speaking of the buster, the Mega Buster charging mechanic that’s been around since Mega Man 4 is still present; however it has been changed slightly. When you fire a fully charged buster shot there is a bit of push back. It’s nothing horrible; Mega just nudges back a few pixels and shouldn’t result in any accidental deaths unless you’re a pixel close to falling into a pit. I don’t recall losing a life due to this push back, so I don’t mind this change and don’t view it as a negative.


    Like Mega Man 7, 8, and the previous Game Boy games, you’re open to four Robot Masters at a time rather than all eight. The Robot Masters you fight are: Ring Man, Toad Man, Pharaoh Man, Bright Man, from Mega Man 4 and Charge Man, Crystal Man, Napalm Man, and Stone Man from Mega Man 5. They behave the same as they did in their respective games and will give you the same weapons once defeated. Ring Man, Toad Man and Charge Man’s weapons received an upgrade in this game though. Ring Man’s Ring Boomerang can now grab items that are either out of reach or behind a wall. Toad Man’s Rain Flush can now douse fires which would normally be one-hit kills to Mega. Charge Man’s Charge Kick can now destroy certain blocks letting Mega Man get into hidden rooms that usually contain goodies like large P-Chips.


    Unlike the Robot Masters, the stages they are found in have been redesigned and you can see everything on screen unlike games like Sonic 2 and Mega Man on the Game Gear where there are so many leaps of faith, you pray don’t jump into an enemy or pit of spikes that you can’t see below you. Some stages even have split paths you can take to get to the boss. The Wily stages are also unique. The game also has new bosses. Mega Man IV has you fighting the third Mega Man Killer: Ballade, new Wily stage bosses, and Dr. Wily’s giant Wily Golem. A handful of new enemies appear in this game as well that aren’t reused from Mega Man 4 or 5.


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    Overall, Mega Man IV provides a great challenge for new players and returning players. Enemies 99% of the time are placed in areas where they’re easy to see. The only exception are the Mizzile (pictured above) which jet out of pits when you get close and can lead to unfair deaths for first time players. Luckily, Mizziles only appear in two stages and even then, there are very few of them. Most of, if not all of the bosses can be taken out with the Mega Buster with a little practice; however, if you’re having trouble with a boss you can try various weapons you’ve gotten from Robot Masters since most bosses have a secondary weakness. Also Dr. Light’s lab has items you can buy using P-Chips you’ve collected which can help you. Progress through levels is smooth with very few long latter climbing sections which plagued levels like Elec Man and Crash Man. Stages have at the most, two mini-bosses to fight before the main boss, something I’m glad they did since Ring Man’s stage in MM4 had an unnecessary amount of mini-bosses. Unlike Mega Man III and Mega Man 9Mega Man IV doesn’t overdo it on the spikes; the challenge comes from well-placed enemies, platforming challenges, and learning boss patterns.


    As mentioned earlier, Minakuchi Engineering did an excellent job with the game’s intro sequence. They also redesigned the stage select screen, showing not only the Robot Master but an image of their stage underneath. Many parts of the background or platforms are animated. For example, Bright Man’s stage has many flashing lights and Crystal Man’s stage has large gears spinning in the background. Mega Man IV has a few cutscenes which, like the intro, use newly drawn sprites which look excellent for the Game Boy. The game runs smoothly although there are areas with slowdown that have too many enemies on screen. Graphical flicker is kept to a minimum though.


    Like most of the enemies and bosses, most of the music is from Mega Man 4 and 5. The music still sounds great and I even prefer the Game Boy MM4 music used in this game to the NES versions since it doesn’t have a tinny sound to it. Mega Man IV’s original tracks sound great but can get repetitive if you’ve been listening to them for a while. The game has four boss themes and two stage select themes whereas most other Mega Man games have two boss themes and one stage select theme.


    I find myself going back to this game or its sequel, Mega Man V the most when I’m in the mood to play Mega Man. Minakuchi Engineering managed to add new elements to the growing stale Mega Man formula with the inclusion of a shop system; which would reappear in future entries in the Classic series. Pile that on with near perfect level design, excellent presentation, and a great soundtrack and you have one of, if not the best Mega Man game; at least in the Classic series. While it may look and play like any other Mega Man game…and it does, I can feel the effort put into this game; the developers gave it their all with Mega Man IV. They wanted to make sure players had an enjoyable experience going through the game. Mega Man IV is tied with its sequel as my favorite game in the Classic line up and both games rank on my top 20 games. I highly recommend giving this game a try, especially now that it’s on the 3DS eShop.




  • Bacrylic's Share Game Update

    2 weeks ago

    Bacrylic

    Hey guys. Here's a quick update on the game Brandon and I are working on. 


    #1 I realized I wouldn't be able to make the teaser trailer in After Effects. I was quality issues and there wasn't a solid fix for it. I was attempting to keep away from having to make it in Unity because its not my favorite software and we've had some bad experiences together. I went to work one day and Unity was starting a project with another man. I was devastated. I didn't think I could trust another game engine again. But we've moved past it now, and I think we're stronger for it.


    #2 I still have yet to find a personal style for this game. You could say we're not taking the traditional creative work pipeline. 


    #3 Brandon has decided to start posting visual progress of our game on the Squaretale site. As far as I know its still vacant, but I'm working on a small scene that he wants to show when I'm done. Focusing on this scene is also intended to distinguish a sense of style, fingers crossed. 


    #4 I'll be attending the IGDA meeting tomorrow. Sadly Brandon won't be joining me. He couldn't leave his shop, but I might be bringing our other Brandon. Thats right we have two. I look forward to meeting with our recent friends Lance and Clint at Duck Block Games


    Clint has been real cool about helping me understand what it takes to make a game and kickstart it. So as a shout out to those two check out there kickstarter for their game Forsaken Castle.

    >;https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/duckblockgames/forsaken-castle


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  • Bacrylic's Share

    2 weeks ago

    Bacrylic


    Story #4

    Drunk Girls in My Bathroom


    Prolly not what you are thinking.


    This story is from my college years. Now I've never really did anything remotely like the stereotype college experience. Most of my time was spent at school working on projects. There were no awesome parties or crazy nights out. 


    Despite all that, I do have a funny story to share. It was either my 21st or 22nd birthday. Now normally anyone else would probably be excited, make a big deal of it, and go out drinking with friends. On the other hand, I was feeling like crap. I didn't have class that day so I pretty much just stayed home and slept. It was actually day that I get a call from my friend Joseph. 


    I was still a bit groggy, but I answered the call. Joseph said he and some of our friends were coming over to hangout, and they were bringing some drinks. Again, I'm not a drinker. I'm just not that big a fan of alcohol. Scratch that, Joseph said they were already here and waiting at the gate entrance. If they were on their way I would've told them not to come because I felt awful, but since they made the trip I was gonna let them in. I tell him to give me a few minutes to get ready and I'd let them through the visitors gate. 


    His response was something confusing like, Oh so its ok to come? We're heading over now.'

    They hadn't left yet. They weren't at the gate. He'd just said that as joke for some reason and then took my comment as an approval to come over.


    Ten minutes or so later, they show up. I open the door to my small as shit studio apartment, and in comes Joseph followed by three girls from our class and one guy I wasn't familiar with. Side note, I never found it easy to talk to girls that I had a thing for, but in college I actually had female friends which was a new one for me. I mean, I could actually have a conversation with them without any pressure, because I wasn't interested in being anything more than friends. That was great for me, except for something that will pop up later. One of the girls was a bit closer to me as a friend. I liked her fine, but just not in that way. I'd thought about it, but realized there are certain people you can only take in doses, and any extended time after that may cause us to not be friends anymore. The thing was, is that some of our other friends noticed how we interacted with each other and kept mentioning it to me that we should be a thing. 


    This was one of those moments where something never really bothered you until it crosses your mind. Since I was overly concious about it now, it made our interacitons a bit wierd.


    Back to the party I didn't order. So group has a bag with a bunch of 4Locos and pretty much everybody gets one. I'm sipping the thing because I could care less and the two other girls at the party are finishing theirs like its a race. We start playing cards because there isn't much to do in my small room. Some time passes and my friend Joseph decides to leave and so does the random guy I didn't know. Now I'm stuck with my friend and drunk girl A & B. My friend wasn't drinking either because she was the designated driver for A & B.


    A & B pretty much go on a drunken speech about how great I am. Which is a really weird thing to hear when you're sober, but I thought it was funny. Then girl A decides she has to pee but doesn't want to go to the bathroom. We didn't know just how drunk she was. She was really drunk. Now I may not like to drink, but I love messing with drunk people. 


    She keeps saying how she is gonna pee on the floor, but I tell her that the floor is gonna drink it up if she does and that that is somehow a bad thing. Whatever I gotta say to keep her from pissing on my floor right? "The floor is gonna drink my pee!?" a sentence not many have said before. Luckily for me, my floor was safe. 


    After that girl A and girl B decide they're gonna dance in my cramped room to some spanish music. While doing this they trip over one of my laptop wires (my heart sank) and fall on a bag of dumbell weights I had in bag sitting in the corner. Don't worry they were all right. The weights I mean.


    They then proceed to go to my bathroom. Probably resolved not to pee on my floor, thank you drunk logic. Now its just me and the other girl talking. However, our conversation is being drowned out by girls A & B shouting from my bathroom. I heard comments and questions like, "Hey (my name), can I eat your shampoo?" and "This is (my name's) toilet seat right? I wonder if it smells like his ass." That last one honestly caught me off gaurd. 


    I'm talking to the other girl and I'm kind of tired and I want the girls to go. She doesn't want to go yet because girl A & B are too drunk and she wants to let them sober up before they go. I wasn't having any of that. I know it might've seemed rude, but I didn't plan for this to happen. By the way, girl A is throwing up in my toilet around this moment. I tell my friend to take the girls to go get some coffee, and just park somewhere until its out of their system. This idea seems somewhat agreeable, but she was still hesitant to go.


    Now girl A comes out the bathroom and plops on my bed, next to where we were. I'm pretty good at reading people, or at least a little bit. So girl A goes to make a comment about the awkward space around us by saying, "Wait, were you guys....." and I knew the word she was stalling on was 'fucking'. I derailed that sentence pretty quick. I said we were just talking about what to do with you two drunks. 


    A little bit later I get them all out of my apartment so I can finally get some sleep. Before that though, I had to check what kind of havoc those two caused. Surprisingly my bathroom was clean, but in the tub was a bunch of cleat marks like they were walking around in it. So I crash. 


    I wake up a few hours later and head to the school to see who's there. Sure enough the girls are there. I'd asked what happened, and she'd pretty much took my advice to sober them up. Girls A & B on the other hand couldn't remember a thing. One of them was wondering how they had gotten a bruise on their arm (the weight bag). I told them everything that happened, and all the crazy stuff they had said. They were pretty shocked that they couldn't really remember much. 


    My birthday that year wasn't memerable, but thanks to them the day after was.       



  • Retrospective

    1 month ago

    Lpokmnj This space for rent

    Or: yet another ramble from your's truly.

    Short TL;DR version: I'm feeling good. Then again, I'm sipping whiskey and just watched a movie. Hope you're doing just as well, if not better.

    Longer version, stream of consciousness style:
    Just saw the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I enjoyed it, but I'm an outlier. The story felt like it came full circle, even though like PotC: On Stranger Tides (#4), it lacked that swashbuckling adventure feeling/aesthetic that defined the first three movies.

    For the record, Gore Verbinski did those three and then went onto other movies, such as Rango and the Lone Ranger. If you liked that epic swashbuckling feel, Verbinksi has mastered it, and it shows in the Lone Ranger movie.

    Way I see the series is that Verbinski did one movie in three rather epic parts. I see On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales (OST and DMTNT from here on out), the fourth and fifth movies released chronologically, as movie installments #2 and 3. If one keeps this in mind while watching the series, OST and DMTNT become way more enjoyable to view. Of course, to the viewer I give the credit of being willing and able to try new things and not limit themselves to movies made by lens-flare-extrodinaire Jar Jar Abrahms and explosions-set-to-beatboxing-roboporn-soundtracks Michael Bey.

    Christ, I've come to dislike those two overbudgeted over-SFX'ed shitbirds. They've become the default example I use to criticize the formulaic crap getting pumped out of Hollywood for the last decade or so. But they've not crossed the threshhold I've enplaced for straight up hated territory. That's reserved for Stephen Moffat, but that's neither here nor there. Because fuck that guy. Fuck him with a cactus being used by a gorilla hopped up on amphetamines.

    Anyways, onto happier stuff. I'm nearly done with my degree, finally. After the summer, I've got five classes that I'll need to take before I can get the diploma. It's about goddamn time, my critical inner voice keeps telling me. But hey, it's something I'm finally accomplishing.

    Which is not to say I'm done with college, mind you. There's a shitload more I want to study and learn. I've got a whole list of shit of things I'd value knowing. I'll accomplish them as time permits, after I find the job. On the topic of jobs, I'm looking at postings in the greater NYC area and I find myself bummed out. It's a shit situation from this end of the table.

    Then again, I was wondering why the fuck I limited myself to the area I've grown up in. I realized I've been mentally operating in keeping that familiarity zone. This is the shit I'm used to. It's like Grif in season 1, episode 1. I took the comfortable slacker mentality.

    And I'd like to thank Grif for breaking me out of that perspective. Current season (15), episode 6, bout 8 and a half minutes in, Grif realizes the only person going to do right by him is himself. The thing that kept him with the rest of the RvB characters is inertia. Inertia is a motherfucker. A sneaky, almost innocuous, motherfucker. And it took me about a month from that episode's air date to fully appreciate Grif's departing rant.

    I've been chewing it over, mentally, playing with the countless little doubts, trying to answer all the nagging "what-if's?", etc. I could wallow in that endlessly and never accomplish anything. Or I could look myself in the eyes, via mirror of course, and tell myself one thing that's guaranteed to remove myself doubt. That is:

    "You're a goddamned paratrooper, Lpok. You've defied gravity and embraced your own mortality. If this shit hasn't stopped you, why should anything else?"

    It worked. So now I find myself trying to figure out where to go after that. The list I've come up with thus far is:

    ~ Australia 
    ~ Austin
    ~ Belfast/Dublin

    ~ Rest of United Kingdom (I'd prefer Scotland for reasons I'm not sure how to put into words)

    ~ Chicago

    ~ Denver
    ~ Philadelphia
    ~ Portland

    ~ Vancouver, Washington

    ~ The various major cities in Canada (hockey, maple syrup, friendly people, and no humidity? Fuck Yeah! )



    I've love to pick up another language or three and then head to Europe to do that. But in the mean time, I'll have to work on the languages.

    So the question is, for those of you who actually read the TL;DR portion, what insights and/or advice do you have? I know there's stuff I should know but won't think of due to whatever reason. What advice/experiences/advice/general tips do you think I should know?

  • February RT Gold Box Mishap

    1 month ago

    MurphGaming FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    In February Rooster Teeth began putting cards in the box as a sort of collectible item. I have received cards #2,#3, and now #4, but I never got #1 in my February Double gold box. I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I have asked support 3 times but they have not answered if they could help or not. 

  • So. Those recent Smash Leaks.

    1 month ago

    psb123

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    I want to believe that they're real and they do show a lot of stuff I think we can expect from a Smash 4 port on Switch (save for maybe break the targets).

    That being said. I do think they're fake.

  • Woodyman’s Backloggery #4 #5 #6 #7 – Mega Man X, X2, X3, & X4

    1 month ago

    Woodyman

    When I first undertook this backloggery idea, I had no idea what I was getting into. I made some crazy mistakes, that made this WAY more difficult than it needed to be.


    The BIGGEST mistake I made was putting a bunch of games in a series in a row on the backlog. Before I edited the backlog list, I was originally going to play ALL Halo games in a row, and ALL Final Fantasy games I own in a row.

     

    The Mega Man X series is the reason I changed my backlog. These are fun games, but playing them back to back drove me a bit insane.

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    That’s why I’m going to review all the Mega Man X games I played REAL QUICK!

     

    Review #4 – Mega Man X

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    Going from the NES Mega Man games, to Mega Man X was a HUGE jump in quality. I love the NES games more just for nostalgia, but Mega Man X is the best in the series. Huge improvement to mobility, secrets, weapons and bosses. Also, the music in this first Mega Man X game is fucking amazing. I love this game!

     

    Review #5 – Mega Man X2

     


    Mega Man X2 improved Mega Man X graphically, musically, and with level design. Yet, somehow I don’t like this one as much as the original Mega Man X. It’s probably nostalgia, but there’s a charm in the original that Mega Man X2 just didn’t have for me. It’s still a great game.

     


    Review #6 – Mega Man X3

    Awesome game. Awesome Mega Man X game. My least favorite. Nothing stood out, I still don’t remember it, and I beat it twice.

    Review #7 – Mega Man X4

    This is going to ruffle some feathers, but Mega Man X4 is my second favorite in the series. It has the same charm as the first with fantastic level design, and also some of the best Robot Masters in the series (yes I’m calling them robot masters, I’m a Mega Man NES junkie). What I REALLY loved about this game is the ability to play as Mega Man X or Zero right from the beginning. Each level can be played with either character, and they require different strategies for each character. It’s very similar to the above games, and just as good.

     


  • Rooster Teeth & You: What keeps RT alive?

    2 months ago

    Darkskills Gorlin Goltz

    Today, Burnie's latest vlog was released on youtube. For those who don't have the time to watch it, he and Matt discussed how it is that Rooster Teeth makes money to produce shows, run events, etc. and that essentially broke down like this...


    #1 Advertising

    All the commercials you see before the videos on this site or youtube generate a relatively good chunk of money for the company. They also displayed an excerpt from Parade magazine featuring Camp Camp as an example of this. 


    #2 Subscriptions, also know as FIRST Membership

    As it's been a huge discussion point since the time restriction on the latest season of RvB, this still makes sense. The community largely supports the company. 


    #3 Licenses & Royalties 

    For those who don't know what this is, a good example would be the version of RWBY that was done in Japan, with the Japanese voice actors. The company that did that paid Rooster Teeth in order to legally create it. 


    #4 Events... RTX, Let's Play Live, and secret future events

    While some of the money from ticket sales goes to the vendors and overall funding for events, Rooster Teeth still makes money from these amazing events. 


    #5 Merchandise... Shirts, Music, DvD's 

    Essentially, digital or physical purchases made from the RT store, including Double-Gold Subscription boxes. 


    "So what's the best way for someone with extra income to support RT?"

    Coming straight from Burnie and Matt, the biggest way to help the company is with direct contact. This means buying products directly from the RT store, watching videos on the site instead of Youtube, or simply just being a subscriber. 


    The point of the vlog was basically to say that, despite the Youtube-based

    "Ad-pocalypse," Rooster Teeth as a company is far more secure financially then other companies, and it is thanks to subscribers and the community that they don't have to constantly adapt and change things to survive. 


  • Four in February 2017: How This Year Fared

    4 months ago

    Elusia Archmage Extraordinaire

    Now that it's March, Four in February is done for the year. On the games I planned this year... I didn't beat a single one. I didn't even play any of them except for a little bit of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.


    What I did do however, was beat a different set of 4 games, some of which probably not many have heard of. Figured the games might be worth talking about a little bit.


    Game #1: Alwa's Awakening

    A game that actually came out during Four in February (it released February 2nd), this one was on my radar for awhile. It's essentially a slightly easier, more fantasy-themed Battle Kid - a new platformer styled like - and as difficult as - most classic NES games. The difficulty part deserves some emphasis, as there's a bit of a difficulty spike after the first half, mainly in a combination of hazard setups and a small amount of checkpoint starvation. It's not a complete deal breaker, but anyone coming into the game casually might not like it so much.


    As someone who really likes 8-bit art/music style and metroidvanias in general, I personally loved playing this one. Hoping the semi-setup for a potential sequel can turn into something later.


    Game #2: Kirby's Star Stacker

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    This one was entirely on accident, cause I didn't know the game could really be beat. I always thought Kirby's Star Stacker was an endless game (there is an endless mode though). Once I found out it's just 5 runs in Round Mode though, I ended up getting through it rather quickly.


    The game's super simple - trap stars between 2 of the same animal to catch them, and collect a certain number to clear the round. It was simple enough that I beat Super Hard difficulty in minutes without losing once. The only real challenge I had was near the end of Insane difficulty, and that's only cause I never knew the mechanic for pressing up to swap blocks without rotating.


    As a cheap Virtual Console game, it's not too bad, though I'd recommend getting it at a discount.


    Game #3: Bleed 2

    Bleed 2 went by so quickly I forgot it even released in February. It was a short and sweet game, so I didn't think of counting it, but never the less it was a game I beat in February. There's not much to say outside of what's shown in the trailer. I haven't tried co-op, but it sounds like a good way to shake things up a little. The game's easily worth picking up.


    Game #4English Country Tune

    Probably the game not many have heard of in this list, English Country Tune is... interesting.Probably one of my favorite puzzle games in recent memory from how it's set up. Simple ideas are shown - push a ball into a goal, push a cube off the map - but the ways to pull off the tasks get more complicated over time. With a couple small exceptions, the puzzles changed relatively well enough that nothing felt overwhelming. Even the exceptions, once figured out, made future puzzles easier to understand.


    This was easily one the best random game I've gotten from the many game bundles I've purchased over the years.


    Game #5Wario Land 3

    ...yeah, I actually beat more than 4 games this time. Good thing too since Bleed 2 and Kirby's Star Stacker were on the quick side.


    I hadn't planned on playing Wario Land 3 for awhile, mainly because I still haven't played 2 of the games before it (I actually have the Virtual Boy one, but no system to play it on). Watching the game on a stream recently though made me want to pick it up sooner. It's hard for me to say what I think of the game mainly because of how different it felt from other platformers I've played. Being essentially immortal for the entire game - while not completely new to me (Bit.Trip Runner also has that mechanic) - felt so unnatural, yet it worked so well. The powerups were well spaced out, and the levels were well made to use them. This felt worth picking up, and makes me want to play the rest of the series sooner rather than later.


    Game #6Castlevania

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    Castlevania was the one game in my list last year that I never beat. I reached Death, but couldn't beat him no matter how much I tried. This year, I decided to fix that.


    There's not much I can really say on this one except... I honestly didn't like this one as much as I thought I would. Maybe it's because I was into the later games more. I will say, I do appreciate the game for what it is.


    While my original Four in February plans didn't pan out, I'd still say this year was an overall success. There's still plenty to do for the backlog overall though. Even with 6 games down last month, there's still nearly 850 games left, with quite a few more coming in the next few days. With that in mind, I'm considering a couple games for what's dubbed More in March. For the moment, I'm planning on playing through Horizon Zero DawnHollow Knight, and Blaster Master Zero. Time permitting, maybe I'll get through Breath of the WIld and Super Bomberman R, the latter supposedly being pretty short overall. For now though, I'll at least take some comfort in knowing I made some progress on the backlog.

  • Tabletop Tales: Things Sent to the Moon

    5 months ago

    Hanako23

    So I was bored one day and was cleaning out a few documents on my computer when I came across something fun. Back when I was regularly involved in playing Tabletop over a few systems (D&D, World of Darkness and one infamous GURPS game) I had kept track on a few things that our DM had banned from our WoD game, or as he put it: "It's gone! Sent to the Moon!"


    So without further adeu....


    Things that have been BANNED from game (WoD):

    #1 The Wasp Knife

    #2 ANYTHING resembling a Ford Fiesta

    #3 Tuck-tuck-boom-boom. That is all (It's like a Tonka Truck with a Cannon!)

    #4 The Gunslinger Merit (stop asking Jim)

    #5 Fencing Fighting Style. Seriously, WTF guys?!

    #6 Sojutsu Fighting Style. ALSO BANNED

    #7 ALL the benfits of the Stillness Shroud. Seriously, you guys only get 1 dot

    #8 Imbuing and Item as a Mage

    #9 Sasha Grey

    #10 Stacking Flamethrower Damage

    #11 Tazers and any Tazer related items 


    I should probably say most of these took place over 1 campaign.....Our group really did try out outdo themselves on creatvie ways to break the game...


    (on a side note the Moon's looking rather crowded nowadays...)

  • Volume 4 thoughts - what it felt for me

    5 months ago

    Rks-Kogiro

    Volume 4 is over. 5 will only come during fall, and we have A LOT to talk and think about what can happen and what had happened in Remnant.

    I would like to warn that almost all the comments ill do, probably will be ambiguous, so, they could be both negative and positive points about the season; they are a personal impression after all.

    I’ll already start saying that, from afar, this is the most weird volume to watch in a serialized way. He works better if watched as a movie, in a single role. I attribute this to the fact that this volume have at least 6 or 7 subplots.

    About the season visual aspects, I don’t need to speak about it. Since the teaser/character short, we saw that the graphics got in whole new level of lightning and color. It is beautiful and that’s all.

    In the first 3 episodes, we are presented to a lot of new aspects of the plot and the universe of remnant. We discover that Cinder is just another minion of Salem as well as each and one of their functions during the actual events. We se RNJR hunting new grimm species, passing through new zones of Mistral and showing us how the life is outside from the kingdoms.

    We discover that Jaune actually used to visit Jaune and we have some mentions to Pyrrha, but that ill save it to talk about it later.

    We discover that Weiss family is completely a mess; her father is a jerk, while her mother only drinks at the garden, and, her brother is a douche too. Its also interesting how Weiss, a “princess” is fond of her Buttler Clein, or should I say 7 in 1 Buttler Clein?

    And we finally see Blake admitting that she’s a faunus and dot not have to hide such fact as she used too…oh, and Sun following her, believing that she was after the WF, while she was going to see her family, that for me, before vol 4, was dead.

    Both 3 episodes were very interesting since we see more than just the main plot of getting to Haven, and we see the first aspect of this season that seemed to be interesting, but in the end, proved to be a little bit disappointing.

    We see that each and one members  of team RWBY will have personal plots, and well, we already can count 4, at this point in the review.

    Ruby and RNJR, Blake/Sun travel to see Blake’s family, Weiss being trapped. Later we see that Yang’s route is one of recovery.

    We also discover that Cinder is having trouble to control the powers of fall, and it seems that is due the fact she actually, stole the maidenhood with that grimm scarab. Probably that means her emotional/ physical state influence the grimm. Salem is actually searching for a relic too, and it is shown to be Ozpin’s can or something inside it. But that is a doubt that got me wondering for a long time. Ill go back on this subject later, but add another plot to the list; we are on the count of 5.

    Also, in ep 2, we see Ruby dreaming about Pyrrha, and that s odd, since in the dreams, Ruby clearly hears Pyrrha last speech, when that would be impossible. Pyrrha seem to call for Jauen several times and in the end, such dreams only lead Ruby to see Jaune is still grieving Pyrrha and training even harder in memory of her…and that’s all gentleman, until now…ill talk more about it later. We’re in the count of 6 now.

    In ep 4,5 and 6, we see Yang and Tai dealing with her recovery status and her PTSD. Qrow is shown to be following Ruby since Patch and that he is keeping an eye on her. Raven and Qrow talk to each other and we discover more about their origin and how Raven leads her life. It seems she knows where the spring maiden is and Qrow do not approve her actitudes. I still have my doubts about her side….oh, Spring maiden, another plot; Count of 7.

    Blake and Sun get on Menagerie and there we finally met her parents. Problem is, there are White fang Members there. We discover also that Ghira was the leader of the organization, and that Blake went rogue to follow Adam once he turned a mofo bad guy. The 2 fox faunus actually do not seem to be good as they claim to be too.

    In Weiss arc, She is forced to sing by her father and after meeting Henry Marigold, a “shitty Neptune” as RWBY staff says, her trigger is pulled and Jacques once again prove to be a complete [email protected]  super overprotective annoying father. In the End, Weiss is forced to train in her room.

    Also, I forgot to mention the new mysterious boy Oscar, or actually Ozcar.

    Ozcar basically was a farm boy that started to hear Ozpin voice in his head, and both seem to be the same person or, Ozcar would be the next in the succession of Ozpin consciousness, or Ozpin is using the boy’s body. We don’t know. Also, 8 plots now.

    Tyrian then attack RNJR since Salem ordered him to do it, but Qrw steps on the way and end up poisoned. Qrow explain everything about maidens, Silver eyes and why Ruby is being hunted, the tale of 2 brothers and the creation of Grimm, humans and the relics and Jaune do not seem so fond of Qrow. Can I count that as a new plot?....9 now.

    While they try to take care of Qrow, Nora and Ren find the cave of the Nuckleave, a grimm that destroyed both Ren and Nora home town and killed Ren’s parents. Ren and Nora start to follow the creature to help Jaune, Ruby and Qrow.

    They fight the Nuckleave, and after a serious battle, that at least for me, was pretty fast and…well, I hoped it was more fearsome; they are saved by Mistral

    In Menagerie, after Sun ruins a moment of family bonding, both him and Blake discover she was being stalked and they follow the spy, who proved to be Illya, an old friend of Blake, who seriously hurts Sun.

    Weiss manages to learn her summons and run away to Mistral once she discovers Winter is there and Yang is finishing her training with her father. She learns more about her mother and how she was the one to split STRQ (count on 10).Yang prepare herself to travel and she decides to follow Ruby, thinking that she need to take care of her to avoid STRQ stuff happen again or at least that’s how I felt it looked like, since she was holding a picture of STRQ while Tai was Holding one two then he looks to a RWBY picture. Yang could be planning on seeing Ruby first then going to search for Raven, since she knows she is in Mistral.

    Another thing that is important, Ironwood wants to close Atlas borders to avoid a possible attack, and he was spying on Mistral military forces that seemed to be moving and planning something. Another plot, count of 11.

    Another thing I should say is that Ghira discovered that Adam plans of wrecking everything up again in Haven and also wants to finish off the actual leader Sienna Khan. Now she decided they need to take back the White fang. She also gets a moral slap in tha face from Sun who tells her that he would die for her as well as yang and Blake couldn’t do anything about it.

    Later, in Haven, it is shown that Headmaster Lionheart was the traitor all along. He was the one to tell Cinder which Way Amber was following, to sneak her and her group as haven students in Vytal festival, and of course, the responsible for giving info about Ozpin.

    The post credits scene shows that Ozcar found Qrow and now he asked his cane back. So Qrow knew all along that Ozpin can steal bodies or reincarnate.

    So, we counted 11 subplots or plot points until now.

    RNJR had the single mission to get to Haven, but new subjects and topics are added to the narrative, but most of them are not even finished or even furthermore commented. Its like they are only there to remind you that Volume 5 will blow our minds (we hope).

    Like volume 1, Volume 4 was a new start, an introduction to this new phase that marks the start of the adult lives of many characters, and as an introduction, it shows new things to be developed, but there are just so much things, that most of them are just mentioned through the volume.

    One of the most intriguing points that are practically forgotten through the episodes is the Dreams about Pyrrha.

    Im afraid that they will be left as Yang’s encounter with Raven in the post credits of Volume 2.

    There is a possibility of that being important, but, when we remember that the next volume will cover, Watss and Lionheart plans, Cinder possibly in action again, a possible military fight and ironwood shenanigans, a brawl with the Whitefang, and lets not forget about dear Ozcar, I guess it’ll be really hard to deal with all the other troubles, unless they join most of them together.

    Qrow passed through a hard time in this volume, and in one of his deliriums, he clearly mentions Summer, although he don’t quote Names unless Tai’s. Ruby not even ask to him about it after he’s okay, at least not on screen, but I guess it would be a wise choice to point this out even if it was in her own mind, after all her father was in this dream/delirium.

    Yang had a very fast recovery, and even being my favorite character, I guess if felt a little bit rushed. In the other hand, Yang will search for Ruby, and it seems she will try to discover a little bit more about her mother.

    Weiss arc was quite interesting, but, I hope to see more of her and winter during volume 5.

    She ran from home and now is in a very similar situation as her sister.

    Blake in the other hand…I don’t know how to describe how boring her arc was.

    I used to like her more, since she is the “ninja” character of the main characters, but, this season she was completely…AGHHHH…

    Seriously now, she wanted to redeem herself with her family, asking sorry for following that psycho Adam, but guess what? They are your parents’ girl! They will forgive you!.

    So we get 2 out of 4 episodes where her arc gets place aaaaaand is just a lot of talk, But at least, we got cool info about the white fang, Ghira, Adam, and Sienna Khan.

    Now, we’ll only know more about her and Illya in volume 5 if, Illya appears.

    Ren and Nora’s past was very interesting, not to mention that now they were truly developed.

    Little Nora was really cute by the way.

    Jaune otherwise, could only show that his sword have more forms now with the new upgrades, but sadly, no semblance, even the last battle being a possibility to unlock it.

    The final battle by the way, was very much not what I thought it would be. I was waiting for something very hard but in the end together they won. I was hoping to see a very hard battle that could unleash Ruby SE or Jaune semblance, but the focus was on Ren and Nora, so I guess they decided to leave the stage to them. Also, its interesting to see how Jaune was not fond of Qrow  due to Pyrrha’s and maiden’s stuff, and how he in the end helped him despite his own feelings towards Drunkle Qrow.

    Ozcar also, he now have “his” can back, I hope we see him training or starting to show signals of his skills as being the new Ozpin.

    In resume. Volume 4 was a new introduction, with new aspects and new mythology that makes the world of Remnant much more deep, but, there is so much thing to develop in volume 5, that it feels they will make some stuff last much more in the air to be actually solved. I think that, they lost the balance in “showing some stuff to develop in further volumes”.

  • Just a little bit of time until the end.

    5 months ago

    Rks-Kogiro

    Hey!

    So, saturday is coming, and the last episode of RWBY volume 4 will be released.


    I've seen many people scared and afraid about what can happen in this episode, since we just have RNJR and Qrow to fight The nuckleave and because of what happened in the end of volume 3, that surprisingly still resonates until nowadays.


    EP 11, showed that out heroines of team RWBY are moving on their way to Mistral, which will be the turning point for the next events in Remnant.

    Adam and his zelots are in Mistral, probably working with Salem in a new plan of destroying the next school, Haven.

    Winter is on ground, getting intel for Ironwood.


    And Raven is there, doing her own business.


    Im not going to say there is no reason to fear, because RT has the fame of being non predictable, and that means that they have an ace of spades hidden somewhere.


    I find very intriguing that, Volume 4 was indeed...curious.

    In comparison to the other volumes, this was by far the most slow but still, lore telling of all.
    You can see that more clearly if you take all the episodes as one.

    This remembers me of how volume 1, 2 and 3 were built up.


    In 1, we were presented to the universe, to the characters, and their actions discovering troubles in their world.


    In 2, were saw how they decided to act, and how they were immature in regards to the whole situation, and that there was much more to happen.


    In 3, we saw their fall, a closure of events in the worse scenario ever. Beacon destroyed, Bonds severed, friends died. Almost too much stuff handle.


    Now in 4, we saw a restart, a new beginning, where all of our heros were learning to deal with new things and they were shown a harsh truth that lied beyond Beacon's walls.


    I guess this volume, have chances to finish with a high degree of climax, but, that'll depend on how thing will follow.
    In many places around the internet, were RWBY is discussed, we can find people:

    - Hoping that JN_R die

    - Hoping they dont die

    - Hoping Raven will save the day

    - Hoping the silvereyes make the difference

    - Fearing that Qrow will try to protect Ruby in his actual state, and that this will be his damnation.



    And there's more assumptions, This 5 are just the most common, or a simplification of the great ammount of other guesses i found here in the forums, in Facebook groups and other places.

    I have already said which is mine, so im not going to speak about it.

    Im very eager to see what will happen and things will follow after this volume ends.

    I believe that volume 5, will be like volume 2 were, a season were the heroes will take steps further, with more action and discoveries.


    I hope we'll see how RWBY will deal with the regroup, and for the love of god, i want to see it, with the emotion that a situation likes truly have.

    They kinda avoided showing emotion in regards to Pyrrhas loss and probably the only momment that they touched the subject was in the Dreams that Ruby had, and Jaune's training.


    There's still a hint to a possible grimm Pyrrha by the way, but...well, i dont know.


    Volume 4 so far has been cool in the best case, and interesting in the worse one,
    and i hope that it gets a good closure.

  • Wishlist, sort of.

    7 months ago

    beastdude Rock god in training

    So I don't use the 'new' wishlist feature since the redo of the web site. But I have kept and made a note of everything in the store that I'd like. Things like lack of money, physical space at home, and lack of money have stopped me buying stuff these days.

    That being said, I thought it'd be funny if I made a journal of my current noted wishlist here. Not everything noted is currently available, or will be available again, but I've kept the note just incase. Also some prices may be wrong. The prices on some are noted in £ instead of $ as I looked them up on the UK store, but I stopped doing that when making the notes for the new stuff. Prepare your wallets :P


    the slo mo guys on itunes, google play, amazon
    RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue Exclusive 15-Disc Blu-Ray Boxed Set - $179.95
    A Simple Walk Into Mordor DVD - $9.95
    Fails of the Weak: Halo Edition DVD - $9.95
    rwby volume 1 dvd - $19.95
    rwby volume 2 dvd - $19.95
    RWBY Volume 3 Blu-Ray / DVD combo pack - $24.95
    RWBY Volumes 1-3: Beacon SteelBook Blu-ray Set - $39.95 [get this instead of the above 3 dvds]
    rvb season 11 dvd - $19.95
    rvb season 12 dvd - $19.95
    rvb season 13 dvd - $19.95
    Red vs Blue Season 14 Special Edition Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Pack - $24.95
    RVB Chorus Trilogy (seasons 11-13) blu ray steel book - $39.95 [get this instead of the above 3 dvds]
    The Best Red vs. Blue DVD Ever of all time - $9.95
    The Best of Rooster Teeth Shorts DVD - $9.95
    Rooster Teeth Shorts - Volumes 4 & 5 - DVD - $11.95
    The Best of the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures DVD - $9.95
    The Best of Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures - Volume 2 - DVD - $9.95
    X-Ray and Vav Seasons 1 & 2 Blu-Ray / DVD combo pack - $24.95
    Lazer Team Unrated Director's Cut Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack - $24.95


    Red vs. Blue Season 12 Soundtrack CD - $11.95
    Red vs. Blue Season 13 Soundtrack CD - $11.95


    Burnie Bobble Head - £18.50
    gus bobble head - $24.95
    RWBY Ruby Figure - £26.50
    RWBY Weiss Figure - $34.95
    RWBY Blake Figure - $34.95
    RWBY Yang Figure - $34.95
    RWBY Jaune Figure - $34.95
    RWBY Nora Figure - $34.95
    RWBY Pyrrha Figure - $34.95
    RWBY Ren Figure - $34.95
    Team RWBY 4 Set Vinyl Figures - $39.95
    RWBY Blind Box Jazwares Figures (Series 1) - $6.95 [1 randomized figure per box out of 11 characters]
    RWBY Mercury Figure - $34.95
    RWBY Emerald Figure
    RWBY Roman Figure
    RWBY Cinder Figure


    RWBY Yang Plush - $18.95
    RWBY Blake Plush - $18.95
    RWBY Weiss Plush - $18.95
    RWBY Ruby Plush - $18.95
    RWBY Yang Chibi Plush - $12.95
    RWBY Blake Chibi Plush - $12.95
    RWBY Weiss Chibi Plush - $12.95
    RWBY Ruby Chibi Plush - $12.95
    ORF Plushie - $12.95


    Kinda Funny Smiley Plush - $19.95

    Rooster Teeth Throw Pillow - $29.95
    Funhaus Throw Pillow - $29.95
    AH Off Topic Throw Pillow - $29.95
    RWBY Throw Pillow - $29.95


    Button Bundle - All Four Button Packs - $19.95
    achievement hunter button pack 1 - $5.95
    RWBY Button Pack - $5.95
    X-Ray & Vav Button Pack - $5.95
    RWBY Button Pack #3 - $5.95
    Achievement Hunter Button Pack #2 - $5.95
    Rooster Teeth Button Pack #3 - $5.95
    Lazer Team Button Pack #1 - $5.95
    Funhaus Button Pack #1 - $5.95
    RWBY chibi button pack - $5.95
    Lazer Team Lapel Pin - $4.95
    Funhaus Logo Lapel Pin - $4.95
    Achievement Hunter Logo Lapel Pin - $4.95


    Achievement Hunter Key Chain and Bottle Opener - $6.95
    Podcast Key Chain and Bottle Opener - £5.50
    Rooster Teeth Cock Bite Logo Key Chain and Bottle Opener - $6.95

    Memory is the Key Keychain for £6.50
    RT Logo Embossed Metal Keychain - $7.95
    AH Logo Embossed Metal Keychain - $7.95
    RWBY Logo Embossed Metal Keychain - $7.95
    funhaus logo embossed metal keychain - $7.95
    Mad King Embossed Metal Keychain - $9.95
    Mogar Embossed Metal Keychain - $9.95
    ORF Embossed Metal Keychain - $9.95


    rtaa playing cards - $6.95 [keep this one sealed as already got an open deck]
    achievement hunter playing cards - $6.95 [keep this one sealed as already got an open deck]
    Red vs Blue Playing Cards - $6.95 [keep this one sealed as already got an open deck]
    rwby playing cards - $6.95 [when buying get 2 decks, keep one sealed and open the other one]
    Shows of Rooster Teeth Playing Cards - $6.95 [when buying get 2 decks, keep one sealed and open the other one]


    'new' Rooster Teeth Logo Baseball Hat for $24.95
    Achievement Hunter Baseball Hat for $24.95
    Achievement Hunter Military Hat for £18.50
    Funhaus Baseball Hat - $24.95
    Rooster Teeth Hat - $24.95 {if they have it at the stall, also check the sizes [s/m and l/xl]}.
    PLG Logo Snapback Hat - $26.95


    RWBY Yang Emblem Vinyl Decal (Yellow) - $4.95
    RWBY Blake Emblem Vinyl Decal (Black) - $4.95
    RWBY Weiss Emblem Vinyl Decal (White) - $4.95
    RWBY Ruby Emblem Vinyl Decal (Red) - $4.95
    Rooster Teeth Logo Vinyl Decal (Red) - £3.75
    Achievement Hunter Logo Vinyl Decal (Green) - £3.75
    Lazer Team DETIA Seal Vinyl Decal (Black) - $5.95
    RWBY Ren Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95
    RWBY Pyrrha Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95
    RWBY Nora Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95
    RWBY Jaune Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95
    RWBY Emerald Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95
    RWBY Mercury Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95
    RWBY Roman Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95
    RWBY Cinder Emblem Vinyl Decal - $5.95


    RvB Mother of Invention Coffee Mug for £9.50
    rwby logo mug - $12.95
    achievement hunter logo mug - $12.95
    rooster teeth logo coffee mug - £9.50
    Rooster Teeth Logo Coffee Mug - $12.95
    On The Spot Logo Coffee Mug - $12.95
    RWBY Beacon Emblem Coffee Mug - $12.95


    Achievement Hunter Insulated Tumbler - $12.95 
    RWBY Insulated Tumbler - $12.95
    Rooster Teeth Insulated Tumbler - $12.95
    Lazer Team Hot/Cold Tumbler - $12.95


    AH Black on Black Silipint - $11.95
    Rooster Teeth Black on Black Silipint - $11.95
    Rooster Teeth Silipint - $11.95
    Funhaus Logo Silipint - $11.95
    RWBY Yang Emblem Silipint - $11.95
    RWBY Blake Emblem Silipint - $11.95
    RWBY Weiss Emblem Silipint - $11.95
    RWBY Ruby Emblem Silipint - $11.95
    Kinda Funny Logo Silipint - $11.95
    Cow Chop White Logo Silipint - $11.95
    AH Logo Silipint - $11.95


    ScrewAttack Bolt Logo Shot Glass - $6.95
    Funhaus Logo Shot Glass - $6.95
    Lazer Team Logo Shot Glass - $6.95
    Game Attack Shot Glass - $6.95
    Kinda Funny Shot Glass - $6.95
    Cow Chop Logo Shot Glass - $6.95
    Always Open Shot Glass - $6.95


    AH Off Topic Podcast Logo Pint Glass - $10.95
    Funhaus Logo Pint Glass - $10.95
    RWBY Logo Pint Glass - $10.95
    Let's Play Logo Pint Glass - $10.95


    RWBY Coasters - $19.95
    Funhaus Logo Coasters - $19.95
    Rooster Teeth Coasters - $19.95
    RVB Coasters - $19.95
    Kinda Funny Coasters - $19.95
    Achievement Hunter Logo Coasters - $19.95
    Cow Chop Coasters - $19.95


    RWBY Ruby Emblem Stainless Steel Bottle - $24.95
    Achievement Hunter Logo Stainless Steel Bottle - $24.95
    Rooster Teeth Logo Stainless Steel Bottle - $24.95


    RWBY Glamour Poster (24" x 36") - $10.95


    Achievement Hunter Logo Patch - £4.50
    Rooster Teeth Logo Patch - £4.50


    AH Slap Bands #6 - Set of Two (Nice Dynamite and X-Ray & Vav) - £5.50
    AH Slap Bands #5 - Set of Two (Team Lads and Team Gents) - £5.50
    AH Slap Bands #4 - Set of Two (Free Edgar & Mark Nutt) - £5.50


    Rooster Teeth Logo Flag - $29.95
    Achievement Hunter Logo Flag - $29.95
    Funhaus Logo Flag - $29.95


    Achievement Hunter Logo Belt Buckle - $29.95


    Achievement Hunter Metallic Tattoos - Set of 4 - $4.95
    Rooster Teeth Metallic Tattoos - Set of 4 - $4.95


    Achievement Hunter 3D Metallic Emblem - $14.95
    Rooster Teeth 3D Metallic Emblem - $14.95
    Funhaus 3D Metallic Emblem - $14.95
    RWBY Logo 3D Metallic Emblem - $14.95


    Achievement Hunter Logo Tie - $39.95
    Rooster Teeth Logo Tie - $39.95


    Rooster Teeth Logo Sterling Silver Pendant - $29.95
    Achievement Hunter Logo Logo Sterling Silver Pendant - $29.95
    RWBY Logo Sterling Silver Pendant - $29.95


    Red vs Blue Key Cap - $6.95
    Kinda Funny Key Cap - $6.95
    Rooster Teeth Key Cap - $6.95
    Funhaus Key Cap - $6.95
    Achievement Hunter Key Cap - $6.95
    RWBY Key Cap - $6.95
    Cow Chop Key Cap - $6.95


    Achievement Hunter Microplush Blanket - $34.95
    Rooster Teeth Microplush Blanket - $34.95
    X-Ray & Vav Double-Sided Microplush Blanket - $34.95
    RWBY Double-Sided Microplush Blanket - $34.95
    Funhaus Microplush Blanket - $34.95


    Rooster Teeth Shower Curtain - White - $69.95
    Rooster Teeth Shower Curtain - Black - $69.95
    Red vs Blue Shower Curtain - Black - $69.95
    Achievement Hunter Shower Curtain - $69.95
    RWBY Logo Shower Curtain - $69.95


    achievement hunter lanyard - $4.95
    rooster teeth lanyard - $4.95


    Rooster Teeth Christmas Stocking - $19.95


    RTAA Sun Shield - $34.95
    RWBY Logo Vanity Plate - $19.95


    RvB Ultimate Fan Guide Book - $19.99 (around £10? on amazon)


    RWBY Japan 4 Button Set with Pouch - $24.95
    RWBY Official Japanese Fan Book - Revised Edition - $24.95


  • Extra Life: What Ive Seen so far!

    8 months ago

    BloodCal-Cal7 Im Callam Hi

    #1 Miles is clearly going insane from this

    #2 MICHAEL AND LINDSAY Pregers!

    #3 Kerry May die at the end of this

    #4 Do you think they'll do some thing fucked up if they reach 1 million

  • Extra Life is here!

    8 months ago

    MrWartburg Team Fat

    So as previously noted in a couple other journals I'm doing Extra Life this year! Findraising has gone quite well so far, with my team sitting at $695 of the $750 goal and my personal page at $420 (insert joke here) of the $500 goal. I'm starting my stream at 9 am CST on the 5th and we'll be giving away a bunch of prizes throughout the day.  Heck, only one tier has yet to be reached so 7 of the 8 are just going to be raffle off about every three hours to who ever is in the chat! Seriously, 7 of the 8 giveaways only require you to be in the chat when we raffle them off, have a twitch account and a working keyboard. That's it. Here's the breakdown:


    Giveaway #1 - Death of the Family - RAFFLE AT 11:50 a.m. CST on 11/5


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    Giveaway #2: Amiibos - RAFFLE AT 3:30 PM CST on 11/5


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    Giveaway #3: Kinda Funny Poster and coasters - RAFFLE at 6:30 p.m. CST on 11/5


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    The second coaster I have yet to finish, but it will be done first part of next week. Prep was a bit more time intensive than I planned.


    Giveaway #4: RvB seasons 11 & 12 - RAFFLE AT 9 pm CST on 11/5


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    Giveaway #5: Young Justice Figure + seasons 1/2 (DVD) - RAFFLE AT 11:50 am CST on 11/6


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    Giveaway #6: RWBY Seasons 1 & 2 (Blu-ray) - RAFFLE AT 3:45 pm CST on 11/6


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  • RWBY Vol 4 Episode 2 Review - Thoughts, theories and speculations

    8 months ago

    Rks-Kogiro

    SO, hey everyone!


    I just have watched the episode, and well, i liked it very much.

    Comparing this to the first one, episode two was much more paced and showed more info about what is coming in the future, in regards to character, plot, and the universe of the story.


    Episode two even showed more things about the concepts of RWBY in regards of colors as a whole thing, and that gentleman, was something i was waiting for.


    Before i start with the review at all, i need to say that the screenshots were taken not from the RT player, but from another site. I waited the episode be released for everyone to watch, but i got some problems with the player, so yea, problems all over the place.


    SPOILERS DOWN HERE

    The episode starts showing Weiss, or dear snow queen, walking down the halls of her home.

    She is pretty much lonely, or as i prefer to assume, not feeling home at all. We even see two sets of the armor she fought in her trailer. There is also this strange snake statue, which i find very cool

    As she follows her way, we are presented to her younger brother. They talk about the time she spent alone in her room and that he is happy to see she is out of it for a walk, implying she has been lockdown, or avoiding contact with everyone.

    Weiss seems not so happy to be close to him, or at least, it seems they are not so close to each other as she is with Winter.

    This is another thing that i find intriguing.

    Whitley acts very different than Weiss and Winter. The three of them seem very "snobby" but, while Winter and Weiss are very cold and surly sometimes, Whitley seems like he doesnt give any and it feels even ironic sometimes.

    Whitley then tells Weiss that their father was screaming with a man in his office, and he is concerned about her since shell talk with him. Small talk in the end.

    Winter is mentioned when Whitley says Weiss is strong as she, and that shell handle anything he throw at her, just to Weiss put in the topic that he never liked Winter.

    Whitley than speaks that, independently of his fondness for her, he needed to admit the truth.

    Weiss than tells him he seem different, just to be replied with a "..And you've been gone. I'll have you know i didn't  stop growing while you were away at Beacon"

    Does Weiss seem a litle bit happy with this?
    Its like she is happy he changed, but well, we didnt know how he used to be.


    Right after their talk, we are show a painting of the Schnee family, and well...they look like a VERY happy family.


    Weiss mother: I rather be drinking

    Jacques Schnee: Smile children, we are happy now, arent we?

    Winter: This is so annoying.

    Weiss: Im sad

    Whitley: BEST FAMILY EVER.


    I dont know if im just over thinking things, but Whiltley is not just the opposite of his two sisters but he actually seem like, he is always with something in mind...i like that.


    After that cut...gentleman...Ruby is dreaming of Pyrrha.

    Well, it feels strange that Ruby is having these dreams, but this is just the first one of the episode so ill start to talk about this later.


    Ruby and the crew  are still on travel, and now they are going to another village, where Jaune mentions he did already go to it several times with his family due to his Seven sisters.

    Nora even jokes about Jaune. But the humor climate doesnt stay in the air for much longer because the village was completely destroyed.

    They try to find survivors, and there is only one, a huntsman.

    Ren ask the man what happend, and he replies that a group of bandits attacked the village, and the panic that was caused brought grimm, and they finished the job.

    The group discuss about how to save the man, but he end up diying, and Ren seems to be the most affected by the village destruction. Jaune then tells Ruby he is tired of losing everything.


    Ren notes a symbol on the ground, and

    Nora also seem to recognize it.

    I've seen people saying this symbol is related with Terryen, but i cant affirm that. What is fact, is that Ren and Nora do know the symbol. Some friends from the forums speculate it is something related to their childhood, but i guess, its a little bit more than this, but its hard for me to explain.


    Another cut is made, and now, we see Weiss, heading to her Father office.
    Outside of it, from the door, Weiss hear that Jacques is having a ''very excited" discussion with Ironwood.

    The discussion doest last too long, and it is something about dust sells. Jacques is very angry that Ironwood is asking to stop the sells from outside of Atlas and in their arguing, Ironwood mentions that he have the authority to stop the sells because he have two seats in the Atlas Kingdom Council.

    Before volume two, i used to believe Ironwood was not a good guy, now im sure he is very manipulative and i dont trust him. Jacques in the other hand, he seems to put the company over his family, or at least, he do it because he have a motivation to it, but still, is just as Ironwood, he puts his interests over the others. However, Winter mentioned during volume 3 that he was worried about Weiss and that he wanted to talk too her. I dont know if he was indeed worried or if he only wanted to try an convince her to stay at home. Winter even mentions during volume 3 that he didnt liked the idea of Winter be in the military too.

    Jacques is against both of his daughters being warriors, or at least it seemed to.

    I want to see more about him, and well, in my last review i guessed the episode was going to be just about Weiss, and i was wrong.

    Continuing, Jacques then tells Weiss that there is some people kinda "blaming" Atlas for Beacon fall, or something like that. Thats why they are going to hold a charity event where a lot of people from outer  kingdoms will be. Jacques order Weiss to sing in the event, planning that since Weiss was present in the fall of Beacon, she could be used as an example of how Atlas was "shocked" with the tragedy and how they were sending their support to Vale, as he says in the episode. 

    Weiss only agrees, and then she exits the office. Klein, her buttler, offers some coffe, trying to calm her down, since she seems not well. Klein then shows us his capacity of changing his persona, as his eyes changes its colors, red being his more direct and angry one, and blue being his more calm and sweet one, as he calls Weiss Little snowflake.

    Klein is indeed a very much interesting character. He seems to have a very close relationship with Weiss than her own family. And now im going to make a very HUGE guess...i think he owns 7 personas...we already have seen  Grumpy and ...bashful?

    By the way, his leading persona have brown/Yellow eyes, and im a little worried about this, but im just guessing.


    After this, the moment that most touched me.

    Ruby once again is having dreams with Pyrrha, and this time, the dream feels more intense.

    She wakes up hearing Pyrrhas voice not so far from where she is sleeping.

    Ruby start to wander around after noticing Jaune wasn't at his bed.

    Ruby then finds out Jaune is watching a recording of Pyrrha, where she is giving Jaune instructions of combat.

    Jaune starts to follow them, showing his skills have grown a lot, even being capable pulling the wind with some kind of slashing wave. Jaune seems angry at first, while he is fighting he is screaming and showing a seriousness in the look we didnt witnessed before.

    Ruby keeps Watching him from the dark, and once Jaune finishes the exercises, we hear from his phone that Pyrrha is proud of how much he is increasing, telling him that he is the most determined person she ever met.

    After this, we see Pyrrha trying to say something. She is pretty much trying to confess her fellings for him  in the recording, but she dont make it. She finishes her words saying she is happy, not to have met him, but to have been part of his life. (my reaction)
    Jaune is very sad, obviously for understanding what she wanted to say at this rate of time, and with this, we see that Jaune is holding his grieve for Pyrrha from the others, trying to hold his weaknesses, trying to convert his sadness in strenght.

    Ruby keeps watching him, and Jaune keeps following the recording instructions, what seems to be over and over and over during the night. (My reaction to this)


    I dont actually know what to say in regards to the dreams, but Ruby hears Pyrrha calling out for Jaune.

    The first dream we hear Pyrrhat in her last moments with Cinder

     pyrrha do you believe in destiny?

    Cinder: Yes...

     pyrrha Jaune...

     ruby PYRRHA!!!!


    In the second Dream, Pyrrha only keeps calling for Jaune.

    The first time she speaks normally, the second feels she is a little worried, the third she is realy worried, and the last one she is crying for him, very loudly.


    Some friends of mine aready discussed about the dream sequence, and i believe most  in four possible realizations of what this is.


    1. Ruby is being haunted by Pyrrha, but not by her spirit, but by her own conciousness, since Jaune asked her to help Pyrrha, she didnt make it and, saw the momment of her death.

    I think this is the most wrong guess, because i doubt she heard Pyrrha last chat with Cinder.

    2. Ruby is carrying Pyrrha spirit within her. 

    Now that i think about it, this one is the less possible, because we didn't have seen anything like

    this in the series yet. Unless this is something new of course. Im divided abou this one.

    3. Pyrrha's soul is trying to contact Ruby, for something. Maybe asking help for a possible return, asking help to contact Jaune to move on and keep strong, or trying to say Jaune have something important within him.

    4. Maybe is just a way o confuse us, and is just a haunting dream and thats all. 

    Nah, thinking again, that is the most impossible one.


    Im in real conflict here, and the only thing i can assume is, Pyrrha will have something important in this volume, or at least something related to her will happen. Jaune indeed have an important role, and Ruby witnessed how he is dealing with this loss. And he lost his master, where he'll find another cool and quirky girl to talk too? oh wait....my reaction again 


    By the way: This is a sketch of my OC Cyan, but its really only a scratch and  i made it as fast as i could to this review.


    By the way 2: I ship arkos and lancaster....im complex.


    Well, that is all for this episode. 

    Until next one!

  • RWBY Vol 4 Episode 1 Review - Thoughts, theories and speculations

    8 months ago

    Rks-Kogiro

    Well, i told some friends of mine that i wished to make a video review of the episode. But there is a detail that is really important that i just remembered now: My voice is ridiculous and my spoken english is far worse than my wrote one.

    So ill try to make a demo and ill just send to some of my friends. After they see it and tell me what they think about it, then ill decide if i post it or not. 

    SOOOO LETS GET ON WITH THIS THING!!!! 


    SPOILERS UNDER THIS HUGE TEXT


    The episode starts showing us how the grimm are born, something we've already seen back at Vol 3 with the help of Kevin, aka: Grimm Dragon.


    This sorta "dark Liquid" Well, my guess would be that is actually negativity in a physical state.


    Another thing that intrigues me is that, does the higher grimm have the skill to summon other grimm? or actually, the grimm simply can take part of themselves and summon more of them?

    Well, we'll only see in the future.


    Right after, we See Emerald and Mercury, both with  a "Im so f2893ed" face.

    The only thing i think about this scene is that they didnt knew what they were entering on.

    They didnt knew how big was the league they just entered in. Then, the whole villain reunion starts, where "Watts" (idk how to write his name) start to joke about Cinder state. 

    "Terryen" (another one i dont know how to write the name) than speaks that She should run after the Girl aka Ruby, to make her pay for what she have done.

    Actually, it seems that Ruby managed to take Cinder's left eye (WTF) in their last battle back at Beacon's Tower. Since we didnt have seen what actually happened at the tower, i guess Ruby entered in a super power silver eye state where she losed her consciousness and battled Cinder.

    There is a gap of detail that i believe itll be explained in flashbacks, because it is important info we lack here. 

    As the reunion of "nice" guys continue, Watts keep in the topic that Cinder failed until Momma Salem get in the Room and mentions that Cinder actually managed too: 

    Destroy the tower, get the maidenhood, and Kill Ozpin. 

    After a lot more of discussion and orders to give, each villain got a task.


    Cinder is in treatment under Momma's care

    Watts needs to enter in contact with their informant

    Terryn needs to hunt down Ruby and bring her to Salem before hunting down the spring maiden.


    Hazzel needs to enter in contact with Adam to talk about other jobs he need to take care of, and she mentions that he is now loyal to their cause.

    I still dont know what to wait from these characters, but, Terryen... we have here a case of psychopathy that im really worried about. Ruby need to take  care.


    Otherwise, all of these villains have eye colors that are close to Yellow, and i guess this means something. Right after the reunion, there is the cut to the lone farm boy, and i dont actually know his name. We dont have much info about him, but, trying to follow the descriptions of the WOR about the kingdoms, i think he lives in Vacuo, but um almost sure im wrong, and now in  a huge fail try, i guess this boy is Cinder's Brother, but, this is just my crazy mind trying to trick me, maybe. 


    After that, we see, team RNJR/JNRR, in a healthy discussion about the name of the team until a Golem Grimm appear, and after that, 

    i dont need much to say how much this sequence is awesome as hell.


    An intriguing thing is that, when the golem loses one of his arms he actually summons another one, and there is a glyph at the base of the arm that pretty much seem like the ones Weiss and Winter cast to make their stuff. Basically i think this is a common symbol to summoning, and well there is more things to come yet.


    One of the things that got me not in a good manner, was the scene where they actually try to show Jaune"strategist side" by making him point out that the Golem Weakness is his head...i think im the only one that thought this was pretty obvious(?) 

    I think that if they made him discover this by any different way, or maybe a completely alone discovery, would be better to show this side of him, but yea, is just what i think.


    After they win the battle, we discover that, yea, it was a possession grimm, not just a simple golem. I dont remember if in the manga, the grimm that were in the armor Weiss fought, actually shown his true form, but im almost sure this one is the same of the manga.

    And well, in regards to grimm Pyrrha theory, or possessed hybrid, i think this grimm here do not fit the theory. It seems that this grimm only can posses in-organic things. Im just mentioning this in regards to the whole theories scenario.

    Oh, and my favorite sequence is thisone.


    Back at the village, the crew is reporting to the chief village that they handled the Grimm, and on this scene we actually see an small village functioning. This scene is actually pretty cool because it shows a lot about how the outskirts of the kingdoms work, and this is realy cool, in my opinion.


    After this, we are drove to a forge, where Jaune is waiting his new armor and upgraded Crocea Mors. The following scene is actually a humor one, where Ruby is laughing at Jaune Pumpkin Pete Hoodie, and poor Jaune gets sad. I dont know how to react at this scene. At the same time it is cool because its an inside universe refference and its a refference to Pyrrha... but its just this, so let me continue before i enter any further in this topic.


    The faunus Blacksmith than appears showing Jaune`s new armor and then, his new

    Shield.

    I`ve discussed with some friends of mine here from the forums and well, as you`ve seen, Jaune's shield have this form\mark\detail that is much alike Pyrrha`s Circlet.

    The dialogue implies that actually, the enhancement of the shield was actually made using Pyrrha`s metal, and at first, it looks like it was from her circlet only.


    The faunus blacksmith asks Jaune "this metal is pretty good, where did you get it?" 
    Jaune replies: "From a dear Friend".


    Well, im half worried and half relaxed about this because well, one of those friends that i had discussed, made a very interesting point. He mentioned that it is practically impossible to melt the circlet and make the frame around the Shield, because it would not be enought metal. Not to mention the emotional value of the circlet, after all, WE'VE NEVER seen Pyrrha taking it off. So basically he explained that, he believes the metal Jaune used was not from the circlet but from her weapons, since milo was destroyed by Cinder. The thing is, how they eventually got her circlet/weapons and anything else?. Well lets see by the other side. If we assume they used her circlet, as another friend of mine said, with out thinking in this way of not enough metal for the shield, than they managed somehow to get up there.

    Ruby fought CInder back in Vol 3 final chapter, and after some time she woke up back in Patch. Probably Qrow rescued her, and well, she was at the top of that tower. We dont know if he was the one to take the circlet or her weapons, but thinking logically, the important is that it is actually possible to climb up there, and in the end, it is pretty mych confirmed to me that the metal comes from something of Pyrrha. What metal is? we dont know.

    Before i speak about the timeskip and my issues with it, lets continue with the episde.
    After that, JNRR/RNJR set to travel once again, and Ruby thinks of Weiss, who is at Atlas now.

    Weiss's buttler calls her attention telling that her father wishes to talk with her, and the episode close with a black screen, and the opening follows right after.


    Well, in resume, for me it was a good episode, but i have some issues with the whole time distance between the volumes because we actually losed a lot of important points. At least for me they were important. i can even list them down here


    1.How RNJR managed to get Pyrrhas metal?

    2.How RNJR got at MIstral? seriously, its a damn travel and in my way of thinking, they have passed through Vale on their way, so im almost sure a lot of important stuff have happened.

    3.How JN_R reacted to Pyrrha's death? I mean, i can understand that Ruby is sad that her team is split up, but they are something we call ALIVE...and While we have RWBY worried about each other states, we only see Nora speaking that JN_R have one less member, and Jaune speaking of his dear friend....realy?


    Three points that are actually very important in my POV.

    What i liked about the Episode? Well.


    1.Cinder's bitch tottally wrecked up. Something must have happened back at the tower than just a silver flash.

    2. Joker...Yea... Terryen is actually CAPABLE of dealing with a maiden, single. Salem ordered him to get Ruby to her, and then hunt down the Spring maiden. This Character is actually very interesting and i want to see more of this psychopathy.

    2. The grimm Glyphs. My friend Marisa_K made a post back at "the consequences of Pyrrha Nikos death" with the relations between the glyphs that appear during the series, and all of Salem's and Cinder's ones are related. Other thing i find intriguing. The glyph that summon the golem arm, remembers me a lot of the summoning Gyplhs of Weiss and Winter. Maybe is a commom mark to the summoning topic.


    Predicions?


    Well, next episode will be Weiss one.

    The Season as a whole will focus on the main Heroines of RWBY.

    Assuming they are going to make 12 episodes for this season, every member of RWBY will have 3 episodes to shine. Ruby already got her first one.


  • Random DC Stuff

    8 months ago

    Imperator100

    Stuff that I found of note while searching for Doomsday feats:

    Superman can track heat:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-683?id=25955#8


    Supergirl Psycho-Kinetic Strike:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-685?id=25957#6

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-685?id=25957#7


    Supergirl Bullet Time:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-685?id=25957#19


    Superman developed the ability to survive in space unaided:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-696?id=25968#3


    Superman survives Hyperspace:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-696?id=25968#31


    Redemption’s Power:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-849?id=26291#3


    Superman can quickly navigate a universe:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics-1938/Issue-903?id=26354#14


    Atomic Skull can kill everything in 10 miles:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics/Issue-32?id=6515#17


    Red Lantern Kara and SuperDoom fly to the other side of the galaxy in seconds:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Action-Comics/Issue-33?id=6517#10


    Hypertime and it’s infinite realities:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superboy-1994/Issue-62?id=29451#2


    DC apparently has multiple “panverse” which by the name should be synonymous with Omniverse:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Doomed/Issue-2?id=80870#6


    The Universe has multiple Hells:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Doomsday-Hunter-Prey/Issue-1?id=84211#23


    Lil’ Batman retains his most important skill, snarking:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Batman/Issue-51?id=31970#5


    Lil’ Batman’s heartwrenching backstory:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Batman/Issue-51?id=31970#18


    Lil’ Superman’s heartwrenching backstory:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Batman/Issue-51?id=31970#19


    Holy F. Lil’ Batman has one of the most genre-savy moments I’ve ever seen:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Batman/Issue-52?id=31971#5


    Lil’ Batman threatens Bat-Mite:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Batman/Issue-52?id=31971#21


    Superman can survive more than 10 Minutes in combat With Doomsday, and is the only person able to:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Doomed/Issue-1?id=70354#8


    New 52 Brainiac had almost gathered enough minds to perform Universal Reality-Warping:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Doomed/Issue-2?id=70355#12


    New 52 Cyborg Superman has flown through exploding supernovas:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Doomed/Issue-2?id=70355#16


    Clark wants Bruce to find Peace. Dawww.

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Doomed/Issue-2?id=70355#22

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Doomed/Issue-2?id=70355#23


    SuperDoom defeats A Universal Warping Brainiac:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-Doomed/Issue-2?id=70355#28


    Parallax Hal Jordan was a threat to all existence:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#4


    Universal Re-Creation Potential:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#6


    The Universal is linked back on itself:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#7


    Parallax was re-creating all of existence:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#9


    Waverider blasts Parallax Hal:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#11


    Parallax Hal destroyed infinite lives:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#16


    Recreation of the Universe:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#22


    Hal (Parallax but his powers drained) and Kyle survive the Big Bang:

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#23


    Waverider moved the Justice League outside Creation

    http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Zero-Hour-Crisis-in-Time/Issue-0?id=47445#23


  • RWBY Volume 4

    8 months ago

    SantaTheSleigher

    So pumped for RWBY Volume 4! Tomorrow couldn't come any faster!

  • My Top 5 Metroid Bosses

    10 months ago

    AnonymousYoshi

    This Segment is brought to you by the A. Yoshi Patreon...



    Even if Nintendo has screwed over the metroid franchise in the past decade, it still is a marquee Nintendo franchise, always has been, and always will be...What's an atmospheric action adventurer without great bosses. Metroid has always had great bosses. From Giant alien mutant lizard thingies, to pterodactyl/Lizard hybrids. These bosses didn't get epic until Super Metroid. But here are my top 5 metroid bosses.



    #5: VORASH (OTHER M):



    This boss allows you to fish for a lava creature, and it made great use of the grapple beam. You were in a room filled with lava and you had very little land to go with. This boss made great use of the Wiimote, and the first person mechanic. Other M may've been a disappointing game, but some of the bosses were creative, big and amazing, hey at least it's better than federation force, amirite pplz? Ah screw it, No one's listening.



    #4: QUEEN METROID (OTHER M):



    This was a beast of a boss for a handheld game, and her appearance in Other M on the wii was even beastlier. You had explode the Metroids that came from her eggs, then you had to explode her crystals, after that, you had to use the grapple beam and the morph ball into her stomach and turn her to SPACE DUST!!!!! This was a worthy upgrade from handheld to console, even if this 7th gen console was more of an overclocked 6th gen console.



    #3: MOTHER BRAIN (SUPER METROID):



    This started out as the regular Mother Brain from Metroid Classic, But she grew big, grew a body, and fired lasers out of her eye. This was The biggest boss fight in the series up to that point. The baby metroid from earlier in the game grew up and sacrificed it's self to beat this SOB. You got the hyper beam, and you had to escape the planet before it self destructed. This was probably the most Iconic fight in the entire series, but 2 are better than this...



    #2: EMPEROR ING (PRIME 2):



    Emperor Ing had a little bit of everything, a crisis between 2 worlds, puzzle solving, shooting, and he was one big ass MF. The first phase had a lot of shooting, the second had spider ball puzzles, and the 3rd had both elements in one. You had to destroy the cocoon, destroy the monster when it releases from it, and go on the monsters husk and destroy the monster completely... This was one heck of an epic boss fight, but one offered more excitement out of me...



    #1: META RIDLEY (PRIME):



    This had you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire fight. it was fast paced, had a cool design, and took everything that made ridley fights great in the past and amped it up to 11. You used your morph ball, and had to fire all you got in this fight. Ridley was flying in the sky and breathing fire in the first half of the fight, and using his shining metal fingers to destroy you, It was epic, may've not had as much puzzle solving as say Emperor Ing, but it was so fast paced, and was a great penultimate fight before metroid prime... There's a reason he was in Brawl's story mode as the final boss before heading to subspace.



    Those were my top 5 metroid bosses, I do apologize for the lack of 2D bosses, but the 3D Bosses were much better. I'm curious to see your top bosses of the series. Comment down below... Also did you check out The A.Yoshi Show yet?



  • My Top 5 Metroid Powerups

    11 months ago

    AnonymousYoshi

    This Segment is brought to you by the A. Yoshi Patreon...



    Samus is under Fire, She sent an emergency directive. JOIN THE FIGHT!!!! It's Metroid top 10 time, we've got the top 5 power ups, Why only top 5? you don't question my life decisions and I won't question yours. Unlike Zelda, These power ups are mainly addons to the suit or gun, so these power-ups aren't as interesting, but these power ups were amazing because they looked cool, made the game more interesting to play, were a blast to use, or all 3. So let's explore Zebes, and get to...



    #5: SCAN VISOR:


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    They say you're a maniac if you 100% a game, especially a complex game like Metroid, but The scan visor made it more fun, seen primarily in the 3D games, this could make you identify enemies, objects, weak points on bosses, and more. One thing I like about first person Metroid is the cool looking visors, and do you know how much cooler Halo would be if they put in a colored tint to Master Chief's visor, anyhoo the Scan visor had a cool looking blue tint to it. It's low on the list because it was a chore to scan every enemy and object, but when you did, it was oh so satisfying!



    #4: GRAPPLE BEAM:


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    Probably Metroid's version of the Hookshot, this you could use as a rope, a disarmer, or a way to open doors, this weapon's pretty diverse, especially in the 3D games. Use it to get from area to area, take away shields, or whatever you feel like. it was more of a grappling hook than a weapon, but some boss fights have used it over the series. It made for some great platforming segments. That's pretty much all I got...



    #3 ICE MISSILES:


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    What's better than an ice beam, an ice beam that goes Kaboom, sure you ran on an ammo system for this compared to the Ice Beam, but this had more destructive potential, could freeze and destroy enemies, as well as a short range explosion. Plus it looked cooler. You could also freeze some liquids to create platforms, solve puzzles, and more. It may've only been seen in only 2 games, but it was amazing in the 2 games it was in,



    #2: SPIDER BALL:


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    Spider Ball, Spider Ball, Does whatever a spider can! Can it sling from a web, no it can't, it's not Spiderman.But it can climb up walls, and in the prime games, it looked cool when you go on tracks made for the power up. it may not have some of the features that the regular morph ball did, but it does whatever a spider can, holy crap! I really like the Morph Balls in general, but this was by far the best, just saying...



    #1: SCREW ATTACK:


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    Iconic and powerful, it placed you in a destructive, cool looking ball of energy. it inspired a smash bros item, the name of a gaming website, and when you think of Metroid, you think this. It destroys anything in your path, it added more jump to your jump, and covered samus in a Ball of energy and electricity. It got even better with the transition to the 3rd dimension, with great puzzles, platforming, and boss battles that used this attack. There's a reason it named a gaming website, and had the #2 slot on said gaming website's top 5 power ups in all of video games, its also seen on a lot of other gaming websites top lists for greatest power ups...



    Did you agree with me? What are your top Metroid power ups? Stay tuned for top 5 (or so) Metroid bosses here on anonymousyoshi007.blogspot.com or my Screwattack blog...

  • Thoughts on Smash 4.

    11 months ago

    fansince2010 GO JETS GO

    I'm bored, so I've decided to talk to you all about my thoughts on Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, which will have been out for two years this coming November. I gave it to my brother for Christmas in 2015, and have played it quite a bit. I've had strong thoughts, both positive and negative, about this game, that I feel the need to express. As the rest of my social media presence revolves these days around my hockey writing, I'll express those thoughts here.


    We first played Smash Bros. back in 2000. We'd gotten an N64 for Christmas, and for basically the entire time we owned it, Smash 64 was the only game we had for it. With money I got for Christmas in 2003, I eagerly went out and got Melee for the Gamecube we got. And I played the ever-loving hell out of Brawl once that came out in 2008. I play a lot of Smash for the Wii U nowadays (I don't have a 3DS nor any plans of getting one), but I find myself plagued when playing it with an exhausting sense of frustration, and whereas I would fiddle around in imagined narratives using Melee's Action Replay-induced Debug mode and later do basically all of Brawl's Subspace Emissary and play for hours on those games, I can only play Smash 4 for only a handful of matches before wanting to go to watch TV or go on the computer.


    Pros

    I like the gameplay, the variety of modes, the playable roster, and the graphical style. The gameplay is very good. The controls are tight, and unlike with Brawl, I've never been in a rush to track down a Gamecube controller and one of those adapters. I hate the Wii U Pro controller (the face buttons are awkward), but the Gamepad is very comfortable to use. I never had a problem with Brawl’s physics, not being part of the competitive scene. Smash 4 feels better compared with what I remember of Brawl. With a Classic and All-Star mode, Event Matches, the Multi-Man Smash, Co-op modes for the single-player games, more Special Smash options, 8-player mode, and Smash Tour (which I think stands pretty well on its own merits), the game offers a lot of variety. While I have a few gripes about the roster, overall I think it’s a diverse and quality bunch (these days, Mario, Samus, Captain Falcon, Ike, Bowser Jr. And Falco are my preferred choices). I also have Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter versions of my Mii characterThe game’s visual style dials back the bizarre attempts at realism (Mario's detailed overalls anyone?) in favour of something more colourful and stylized, yet not at the expense of clarity or fidelity. Each character has a level of detail in their model befitting their native series. And the colours are so vibrant here. This looks the most like a Nintendo game since Smash 64.


    Cons

    I don’t like some roster choices, the collection of stages given to us, the sound design, and some excluded items, and I really hate the lack of Adventure Mode. Firstly, I have been frustrated with these games’ tendencies to not include everybody who appeared in previous games. I don’t particularly care for Pichu, but do think Snake, Wolf, Squirtle, and Ivysaur should have been made available at some point. I get why the Ice Climbers weren’t included, but the roster just doesn’t feel right with those characters not there, even I never had much interest in playing as them. For the DLC characters, I was happy with bringing back some of those excised characters, but as someone who never had any attachment to Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, or Bayonetta, I don’t care for the additions of those characters. I don’t have an issue with them being there, but I don’t care that they’re there either. The stages are much more a point of issue for me. In the previous games, some of my favourite stages were Mushroom Kingdom N64, Rainbow Cruise, Mushroomy Kingdom, Rumble Falls, Brinstar, Green Greens, Corneria, Poke Floats, Spear Pillar, and Big Blue, and I miss those stages. Half of the new stages are just poorly designed, but the rest are awful. Flat Zone X’s stage hazards take up way to much space, making it hard to do much of anything. Pyrosphere, Wily’s Castle, and Gaur Plain would be interesting if not for the need to dump recurring boss battles on us. Jungle Hijinxs is needlessly gimmicky with the Abe’s Oddysey style moving to the background. And the Great Cave Offensive is just a mess, especially with those insta-kill lava pits at 100%. Most of the time, I wind up going with stages brought back from Smash 64 (Peach’s Castle, Hyrule Castle), Melee (Temple, Yoshi’s Island, Onett), and Brawl (Port Town Aero Dive, Bridge of Eldin, Pokemon Stadium 2, Castle Siege). I’m very disappointed with the selection of stages overall. While it may seem hypocritical of me to praise the dialing back of realistic design elements in favour of a lighter, but brighter style more evocative of the franchise Nintendo draws from, I feel the opposite way with the sound. I recently watched an LP of the Subspace Emissary, and the sound effects in it were incredibly punchy. The sounds had impact, oomph to them. There was a sense of weight with the impacts. Smash 4’s sound has less bite to it. Also, them cutting parts of the DK Rap and the whole Gritzy Desert theme was a freaking crime. Lastly, I was surprised and disappointed when I realized that the fan and mortar launcher from Brawl weren’t brought back, and they bring back red Koopa shells after their omission from Brawl.


    My Biggest Gripe

    This pissed me off so much, and it’s a large reason playing Smash 4, regardless of mode, character, stage, or difficulty, is inherently frustrating and doesn’t get the same joyous excitement out of me that past entries did. There’s no Adventure Mode. The Subspace Emissary was half the reason I was so excited to play Brawl. I know of the issues with it, like neutral setting rather than visiting the homeworlds of Smash’s superstars, and the lack of classic grunt units to beat on, and the noticeable physics tweaking, the at times confusing storyline, and that Great Maze, but there was a lot to like. The cut scenes were epic. I had no trouble following the story, even without the backstory I didn’t know about. I thought the mechanics in Smash, Smash being a fighter with inherent platforming elements to begin with, lent themselves very well to a platformer/beat’em up hybrid. Some of the characters only had bit parts, and it was clear the creators were giving them a bit part because they weren’t important, but the fact that they were integrated at all worked well. The boss fights were great, the teamups were interesting. For all the problems, it was an amazing result for the Smash team’s first attempt at giving Smash Bros. a Story Mode. I was excited for the follow-up, and it never came. Firstly, the reason for Smash 4 not having a Story/Adventure Mode is incredibly petty. Masahiro Sakurai’s only stated reason is that people uploaded clips from Story Mode to the internet. The big issue I have with this argument is that plenty of people upload both gameplay and cutscenes from other games to YouTube. Is it wrong? Perhaps, but Halo 5: Guardians didn’t ship without a campaign mode just because people had playthrough videos of the rest of the Halo games. And besides, Smash Bros. is probably the most beloved video game IP in existence. There’s no lockout of players due to confusing fighting game control schemes, and while there may be Mario or Pokemon fans who don’t like Metroid or Zelda (such as myself, who has never finished a Mario game, only ever played Four Swords, and never played Pokemon or Metroid), fans of all those franchises, and perhaps fans of none, can enjoy Smash Bros.’ gameplay on its own merits. As a result, Smash Bros. games are some of the best sellers when they come out. Compared to the people who bought Brawl and played Subspace through at least once likely outnumbers greatly the people who only watched the cutscenes on the internet without buying. It’s incredibly petty regardless of your stance on internet piracy.


    Maybe it would have gone down better if the reason given was focus on the multiplayer or too much unnecessary development time working on cutscenes and unique level designs for a story mode, but then again, Brawl was very polished gameplay-wise. I didn’t get the sense playing regular matches that the main game suffered because resources were devoted to making the Story Mode, so I don’t buy that they wouldn’t have made such a strong multi-player experience this time around and include a Story Mode. Ultimately, the lack of a central, unified campaign leaves the entire package feeling like there’s a gaping hole.


    Final Thoughts

    Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U is a good game. It’s an incredibly polished experience, with engaging multi-player. But I can’t bring myself to call it a significant improvement over Brawl. The stage turnover caused a lot of my favourite stages to be cut from the game in favour of some pretty awful stages. The characters that weren’t brought back from Brawl give me a nagging feeling that something’s missing. Most of all, the lack of Story Mode gets me. With the amped up graphical power of the Wii U, evidently more space on the game disc, gigantic character roster, and the lessons learned from the dev team’s first rodeo, they could have made something truly epic. As it stands, we have cinematics done just to promote the game, and with things like the Master Core, hints of further lore to explore, but without an in-game mode telling that story, it takes away from the quality of the rest of the game for me. Overwatch has a similar problem, potentially deep story but no campaign, which is why I’ve been hesitant to go out and get it. Perhaps for someone with robust net connectivity the Online modes more than compensate for the lack of single-player campaign, but for someone who’s online Smash matches are all laggy and unplayable, who can’t play in the Tournament Mode, and is stuck playing two-minute timed matches all the time, it doesn’t. Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U brings a lot of new things to the table, which is why I keep coming back despite it making me feel bitter, but the flaws I’ve talked about, most of all no campaign, force me to say it’s just as good as Brawl. And since I was expecting an across-the-board improvement, like we got with the last two Smash sequels, that Smash 4 is only as good as Brawl, for different reasons than Brawl, makes Smash 4 a disappointment.


    From the sounds of it, the Nintendo NX will be some stupid handheld thing played with cartridges, which you can plug into your TV if you want a bigger screen. While I understand Nintendo doesn’t want to try and beat a Playstation 6 or anything in the graphical department, the use of cartridges with the Nintendo 64 turned a freaking 64-bit system into something with even weaker graphics and fewer play options than a system running on 700GB CDs. I believe that, with Nintendo’s focus on gameplay over specs, the Wii U’s level of visual and audial fidelity is fine, but I feel a handheld would make games look like they do on the 3DS. Just looking at promo footage of those games I can see cramped screens and jaggies. Imagine how terrible that will look on even a 32” inch screen. Imagine the kind of deep experiences we could get if the NX was a disc-based system or installed the game onto a massive hard drive. It would be great. I hear the NX will be getting a port of Smash 4, but I’m not sure a handheld system would even be able to match what we did get with Smash 4, let alone build on its character roster, restore sorely-missing stages and musical themes, and implement an all-encompassing Adventure/Story Mode. I got a Wii U specifically so I could buy my little brother Smash 4 and play it with him, but I’m not sure I’ll be getting Nintendo’s next console or the next Smash.

    -CM

  • Streaming and Youtube

    11 months ago

    jlogsdon

    So, I've been back to streaming regularly again, and adding to my Youtube channel. Always fun times. I'm playing Left 4 Dead again, so if anyone wants to join in on some L4D on Steam during a stream, let me know. A lot of mischief.


    twitch.tv/jonlogsdon

    youtube.com/user/jonlogsdon

  • Good Pokemon Go Interaction's #4

    11 months ago

    SachiiSez Good-Natured Realist

    #4 of Good #PokemonGo Interactions:

    An incredibly last-minute lunch date turned into a memorable #Pokemon experience. My fiance and I went out for a quick bite of lunch before I had to run off to a community stall my lion dance club was manning. On our way back, we decided to refresh our item stock by passing by as many #Pokestops as we could before we got home. One of these Pokestops happened to be right beside a gym held by Mystic. My fiance and I are both Valor, and we thought we could take this one on.
    So there we sat, so suspiciously in the car beside a kids playground in broad daylight, furiously tapping our screens. We had rid ourselves for two of the four Pokemon in the gym when I noticed a guy walking by us, with his phone out and connected to what looked like a portable battery.
    As we lined up the next battle, we noticed someone had joined us - with now three of us battling away, we toppled the gym in no time, turning it a lovely shade of red. As we had a quick discussion about what we were going to chuck in, our helpful friend had already thrown in their (pretty good CP) Vaporeon. We added in our Pokemon and then took stock of the remains of battle, healing up and restocking from the Pokestop which had reset in the time we had taken.
    The guy that had walked by earlier passed us by as we did stocktake, and we were pretty sure that he was the one who had joined in. As we drove off past him, my fiance rolled down the window, honked the horn and gave the guy a thumbs-up.
    He gave one back.

    And that ladies and gentleman, is team-work.
    And no I don't care that it was back in Mystic's hands that evening... much...
    Laughter and Sunshine!

  • Real Talk 2

    11 months ago

    Pikazilla

    This is a continuation of a previous blog, linked here: http://screwattack.roosterteeth.com/post/51231307


    Haters will be haters, and in Death Battle that’s the rule more than the exception. But some arguments on DB can be so stupid or spiteful that they need to be addressed.

    But first off I want to mention something. Even now, I’m still seeing some pretty spiteful flamewars in season 2 DBs, despite us currently in season 3. What’s even worse is that in a majority of these rants, the tards directly target the characters themselves.

    Why? Why are you guys doing this? Remember this show is, at the end of the day, just an opinion. Yet despite this, people ignore the hosts and lynch the combatants themselves.

    Yet again, I have to bring up characters like Toph and Superman. I shouldn’t be wasting so much of my time trying to defend these guys, but at the same time these tards shouldn’t be making death or rape threats against a blind girl: who doesn’t even exist mind you.

    So first off is Toph; she is a popular character. It’s not like Princess Peach or Jar Jar Binks where the spite against her is justified; Toph is probably one of the most popular sidekicks I have ever seen on American television. So clearly people are spiting the character simply because of this specific matchup, because lord knows that if a Naruto character loses a duel: it’s satanic blasphemy.

    But Superman is such a unique case. First of all, even outside of Death Battle there is a massive lynch-mob made out of Goku fans. There is just so much fanmade bullcrap depicting Goku brutally murdering Superman in a clearly insulting ‘fuck you’ manner. To my surprise, I rarely see the opposite to be the case.

    Infact I see more pro-Superman fans pointing out the pointlessness of this online rivalry; showing how unfair the fan battles are against Supes, pointing out that these two heroes should realistically be best friends, and one guy even joking that a simple wizard could defeat either of the two by turning them into a frog: Black Orchid style.

    Best example of this: Superman with a GoPro. It was a good video, using modern special effects to give a virtual experience of being Superman; primarily just enjoying the joy of being able to fly. Soothing, experimental, interesting and fun.

    Then shortly afterwards, I noticed a ‘Goku with a GoPro’. I saw it, basically a cut and paste but with more character appearances and less actual flying. But then Superman randomly shows up, kindly gives Goku a dragonball, and then Goku basically says “suck it” and one shots him.

    Um… what?

    My issue isn’t when fans think that Goku could win a duel, because this is fiction and everyone’s entitled to a reasonable opinion. I admit, I thought and wanted Goku to win his Death Battle initially.

    But here’s what pisses me off: not only are examples like this clearly overindulging fanservice, but Goku acts like a jerk in these cases. It’s out of his character; to be brutal, insulting and bloody is not being heroic. What’s worse, people accuse Superman of being lame, pathetic and weak for not being a jerk. For not making a habit of destroying planets every episode, like in Dragon Ball Super.

    Is this really the mentality we want to support? Destruction and murder?

    This audio-blog is what I’m going to reference for my counter argument.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvxC8AMllVs

    Basically they point out that the power of a character shouldn’t be a way to gauge a character’s superiority.

    “Why doesn’t Superman destroy the Earth?” “Why would he want to do that?”

    I do side with this channel in that some fans act this way because ‘they find it necessary to prove themselves’. It’s the equivalent of saying that Batman can defeat Godzilla because ‘he’s Batman’. That’s not how Death Battle works, that’s not how reality works.

    Squirrel Girl is the perfect counterargument, because she exists to exploit something Stan Lee once said: “whenever you’re talking about Hulk vs Juggernaut or Spiderman vs Torch or anything like that: the answer is always ‘whatever the writer wants’, because the writer is like god.” So that means even Thanos or Galactus could lose to a supposedly pathetic character if the author demands it.

    Death Battle does try to find a reasonable conclusion, but it’s still an opinion, so don’t explode over it.

    But more importantly, if Goku saw you having a tantrum like this: how would he react? Goku has admitted that he enjoys meeting superior opponents, he admits that he might not be the best. So why can’t the fans?

    Okay so with the rant over, I want to explore some DB arguments I came across recently.

    “Why didn’t Goku teleport Superman to a red sun.”

    So here’s the scenario: Goku and Superman meet for the first time. Goku says ‘you’re powered by sunlight, so a red sun will depower you’. He then finds a red sun, and then teleports Superman into a red sun, without suffocating or getting burned by the sun.

    Automatically, there are multiple reasons why this scenario makes no sense.

    First of all; Goku repeatedly demands to fight his opponents when they are at their best: hence the kryptonite scene in Goku/Superman 1. Or giving Cell a Senzu.

    Second; that’s because Goku would consider this cheating. Guess what, it does sound like cheating doesn’t it?

    3: they have no prior knowledge of each other: HOW do you learn of the other guy’s weakness? Realistically?

    4: Goku probably doesn’t know any red stars: he’s probably too much of an idiot to know what a red star is anyways.

    5: Goku cannot breath in space and I don’t recall ANY DBZ character surviving the sun unscathed, with the only potential exception being Cooler (who is an alien that is naturally able to survive in space anyways: and even then 90% of his body was destroyed: so he just barely escaped complete disintegration).

    *Also Cooler isn’t canon :3

    6: Even if Superman was accidentally sent into the sun, rules 1 & 2 would still apply. Realistically, Goku would allow Superman to return to full power and the two would rematch.

    7: Lets say this scenario does play out. Do you honestly think that a victory won by cheating is a victory worth supporting? It’s like Chick Hicks from Cars: yes technically he did win his match, but in such a cowardly, unfair manner that his own fans told him to ‘fuck off’.

    8: What’s stopping Superman from doing something similar, say fly back in time and throw the moon onto a baby Goku? Why allow one side to cheat and not the other?

    “Yang lost her arm, so Tifa wins now.”

    No that’s not how Death Battle works.

    (FWI, spoilers, Yang got her arm amputated)

    First off: Vader is dead. Yet Doom vs Vader wasn’t Doom vs a cremated corpse. Many of these characters; Terminator, everyone from DBZ, every comicbook character has been mutilated or killed in some manner in some canon. Death Battle observes characters ‘In Their Prime’, which means NOT after they retired or died.

    Second, not only can Yang still fight with her other arm, but we have no idea if she will be able to return to the battlefield. When Murphy got shot to a bloody, limbless pulp: it was easy to say that he would never be part of the police force ever again. Well guess what: Robocop. When Luke got his arm cut off: artificial limb. It is plausible that Yang could have something similar, and even if not my former argument is still valid as far as Death Battle is concerned.

    “Kirby is from dreamland, and so is a dream, and so Buu wins because Kirby doesn’t exist.”

    While you can debate over if Kirby is a dream or not, that’s irrelevant in crossovers. Afterall, you still have a character. You still have something that can be analyzed and compared to.

    But most importantly, crossover canon doesn’t care. NiGHTS is a dream demon clown… girl? Maybe? Whatever, the point is that NiGHTS has interacted with Sonic and other SEGA characters DESPITE being from a dream. Also since NiGHTS is magical, it’s plausible to theorize that NiGHTS could survive or exist in reality.

    Disney Infinity (aka the Other Skylanders) has the Inside Out emotions teaming up with Hulkbuster, Vader, and Donald Duck. Safe to say that being an intangible emotion is irrelevant in this game, when the cast of characters already looks like a clusterfuck.

    So if anything, this argument is just an excuse to ignore the battle entirely.

    “Gamera should have thrown Godzilla into the sun”

    So this idea of using the sun has been seen at least 3 times in DB; Thor, Goku, Kirby.

    For Thor, it was just to finish off an already defeated opponent.

    For Goku and Kirby, it was an attempt to finish of an otherwise nigh-invincible opponent.

    So in Gamera’s case, he was experiencing the latter scenario: Godzilla is a tank even compared to other kaiju (hence why he’s a king of the monsters).

    But the thing about Raiden, Buu and Superman is that they were human sized characters being propelled by absurdly powerful and potentially planet destroying forces.

    But Godzilla was a heavy kaiju. Yes it’s weird to say this, but Gamera’s strength or power is nowhere near that of Thor’s, Goku’s or Kirby’s… yes Kirby of all things. Furthermore, Gamera cannot fly faster than light. Meaning it could take at least several days or weeks, maybe months, for Gamera to make such a distance while being weighed down by such a heavier kaiju.

    Not to mention that Godzilla’s nuclear pulse stopped this attack anyways.

    So basically, using the sun only applies to those physically capable of doing.

    And that’s considering if Chuck Norris didn’t already destroy the sun with his beard.

    “Goku will just get stronger in the future”

    This statement can be said for most of these combatants, which is why I don’t want to use Goku/Superman for this argument specifically. This is an argument to basically any of the characters. Heck, even Superman gains new powers in the far future.

    Not to mention that some of the older characters, including those over 50 years old, can still gain new abilities; Superflare for Superman, Pterodactyl Soul Atomic Breath for Godzilla, Batcreditcard for Batman.

    So we need to consider these arguments;

    1-The character is currently old so we should make them younger.

    2-The character is currently young, still training or hasn’t mastered their powers. So we need to make them older.

    3-This handicap/buff should only apply to one of the two combatants.

    4-The series ended with the character as an adult, so THAT needs to be used.

    Before I address these arguments individually I do want to point out the situation regarding Terminator, Solid Snake and Toph.

    Terminator Genisys is a stupid movie, but DB might still consider it canon (they considered DBZGT canon). If that’s the case; how should Terminator be depicted? Genisys: where he has the most experience but the most age? The original trilogy, where the opposite is true?

    Solid Snake also had a unique case, which DB solved in an interesting way. ‘Old Snake’ is the term given to Snake from Metal Gear Solid 4: where his clone DNA combined with an artificial virus made his health deteriorate to the point where he had seizures, the body of a severely aged man, and only months to live. Yet at the same time the Solid Eye and other weapons used in the DB were from that game since it was his most advanced arsenal yet. So DB decided to give him his youthful body with his latest weapons, a reasonable compromise. Besides, Old Snake was still a clearly capable combatant, so it wouldn’t be that significant to decide between Solid or Old Snake.

    Toph is also unique: her only ‘present day’ depictions are as a child and as an old lady. She is depicted as an adult, but only in flashbacks and not in ways to depict her power in her prime. DB did acknowledge Old Toph’s superior senses, but otherwise there was nothing they could add to the analysis. Toph herself even admitted that her age has weakened her.

    1- So this scenario is rarely shown since if a combatant is clearly so old they should retire, they probably do so shortly afterwards (as seen with Old Snake). Sam Fisher and Batman are much older than the average human combatant, but otherwise show no obvious handicaps due to their age. There are some cases where a character currently has an irreversible handicap (Daxter being an otter or whatever the hell he is). However since we normally see them like this, then most of the analysis will be aimed at this.

    You even have special scenarios, like Spawn and Raiden and Steroid Tails gaining omnipresence only to quickly give it up. If the character chooses not to have this power, or if the power fades away, DB will not consider it because it’s an outlier or one-time ability.

    Now since there are just so few examples of old combatants that I kind of have to use Master Roshi for this argument; while it is indeed implied that Roshi’s age has weakened him slightly, we can’t confirm how powerful he was in his youth. Flashbacks do exist, but not much else: we need more evidence. Besides, Roshi is depicted as being old 99% of the time, so reasonably that’s the depiction we have to use.

    2- It is very common to see teenage superheroes, and we have even seen some of them grow up. Spiderman, Dick Grayson, Bucky Barnes, Goku, Gohan, Rugrats. And normally, we do indeed see some growth in experience and physique.

    Now it’s obvious that normal human characters like Dick will not show any absurd growth in their powers, but it’s still growth in experience and physique.

    However when addressing Superhumans this has to be considered: aging has an UNPREDICTABLE effect on fictional characters as a whole: just like reality.

    Teen Spiderman and Adult Spiderman are virtually identical in their powers, so much so that there’s no obvious difference except for the aforementioned growth you would barely tell them apart.

    Also remember that in Spiderman 2 his superpowers were fading, and could have been gone entirely if Doc Oct didn’t throw a car at his face and motivate him to return to crime fighting.

    Then we have in interesting contradiction with DBZ, ironic for a series all about growth and training. Kid Goku’s ‘power level’ is microscopic compared to current day superdupersupergodsuperness Goku. You don’t even need to do any math: the contrast is night and day. True Kid Goku was almost killed by a grenade and Blue Goku was almost killed by a laser, but otherwise yeah: it’s a gap wider than a duel between a Goomba and Godzilla.

    But while Goku has constant growth, Gohan (his son) had the exact opposite. Teen Gohan is directly mentioned to be stronger than Adult Gohan: to the point where Gohan basically retires; joining the female cast of Videl and 18 in being a bunch of sandwich making parents. Officially this is due to Gohan not training anymore, meaning his powers require constant maintenance to grow or even stay stable.

    My argument here is this: Spiderman, Goku and Gohan are all superhuman but at the same time each had different future skills and traits; where their powers either sort of were affected or had an astronomical magnitude of change, where their powers grew or weakened. With this: we can’t make future assumptions. It is still plausible for Goku to get weaker in the future (either from lack of training or old age) so we need to consider this possibility.

    3- One of the worst arguments on DB is giving a handicap or buff to a certain combatant, and age is no exception. What makes this worse is that age isn’t relative to every scenario.

    Terminators can fight immediately after being created. And Toph is 12 years old. If Robocop was young enough to be a human again, the Terminator wouldn’t exist! If Gaara was a decade younger, Toph would be a toddler at best.

    What about immortal or ageless characters? Nightmare is millenniums older than Guts, how would you affect their ages? You can’t without affecting only Guts, Nightmare can’t get old or young.

    Now put these scenarios in a way where it’s aimed at just one of the combatants; it’s just as unfair! Sonic would have won a lot faster if his opponent was Baby-Mario, but at the same time that’s not the fight we came here for.

    4- Goku and Garra are good examples of this argument; both animes/mangas use timeskips so frequently that the series ended with another timeskip: implying both a retirement and the characters at their peak.

    But the magnitude of their peak, and any new abilities associated with it, is all up to interpretation.

    Or, if any traits are shown, they aren’t shown enough to govern a full fleshed analysis.

    And that’s just it. As far as Death Battle is concerned; ANY AND ALL theories or assumptions MUST have DIRECT FACTS relating to them. The only supposed outlier to this is Goku/Superman 2, and even then that’s primarily because both characters are so absurdly powerful that no actual measurements COULD be measured: the only exception is concluding limitations and mortality.

    Back on topic: this argument is exactly like #2 in that it lacks evidence. The difference is that #4 does indeed have evidence, but it doesn’t ignore the fact that this evidence is still lacking. We don’t have enough to build a case, an ironclad argument regarding these characters.

    In Death Battle, assumptions, even if they have SOME evidence behind it, cannot be used unless it can be CONFIRMED.