I know it's possible to record them in quality because I've seen such videos on ArtFenixAsordis channel. We can't use them because he has texture mods for the city billboards and such.
I think the Rock should play the president.
When I pass by articles for Shadow the Hedgehog's stages, I know they're rather low quality. It be nice if they were replaced with something more HD.
I don't have photoshop anymore. But if I could make my meme I would do Zoolander asking if the Game Gear Micro is for ants.
It's fun to shout "FUS RO DAH!" whenever you use the Hover Wispon.
Yeah theres already plenty of such threads already.
I suppose you could say... that ship has sailed.
What you got against large boats?
Because its one of those "one thing may lead to another" sort of thing that SNN Discussions don't need.
If fans can post their fan art, then they can post their fan videos, and then they might as well post their YouTube and deviantART site which they may do mostly to press for more views than just the art and we don't allow users to advertise.
While Sonic News Network is leniant on what to discuss, we still want to keep the things we discuss close to canon. If we openly talk about fan characters and fan projects on SNN it may confuse or make it difficult for other users who just want to ask questions and not have to deal with multiple answers.
For example leaks are frowned upon because chances are they're made up and thus fancruft... fancruft trying to be pushed as legit to get a false hype going.
We also don't want SNN Discussions being spammed with "CHECK OUT MY DEVIANTART/YOUTUBE CHANNEL" threads, it makes SNN discussions look like a sell out.
An MMOG of Avatars would be cool though. All those Sonic OCs getting their own game to share.
Okay, so the author has made two comics. The other with her being the boyfriend, or at least romantically interested friend of Sonic the Hedgehog in a sort of meta-verse way where Sonic, Mario and so are fully aware they're video game characters.
From what I understand from her other comic, she became a Sonic fan ever since she had a brain tumor removed when she was a child and this gave her social complicaitons growing up so while I do have some... "disagreements" with how she put herself in the comics (I myself not innocent of such a crime given while I've made OCs who are mostly their own characters I can't help but imagine myself in their shoes at times) I do understand it is an outlet of sort for her. And she is a talented comic cartoonist.
Heck I had a pretty shut in childhood myself due to my aspergers so given I couldn't go outside and play in the big wide world like my older brothers I just stayed in and play the Mega Drive.
So while I can't say I like the idea of a direct self-insert that have Mary Sue-ish sway on other characters, I don't want to throw her any grief given I know this is her passion project which perhaps helps her get through things.
Reading more of her AoSTH comic, it's actually pretty good. By page 20 the "Mr and Mrs. Robotnik" story is actually pretty fun. Because of a previous engagement that turns out to be a legit marriage between Sonic and Robotnik, Dr. Robotnik files for a divorce for Sonic and Sonic stays with Robotnik at his lair for awhile. I mean sure in a regular AoSTH cartoon Robotnik would attempt to kill Sonic, but instead it's Looney Tunes like antics towards one another which is pretty funny.
OK, so while this comic is well drawn... I can't help but feel how Mary Sue-ish this Lizzy character is... in yet she seems oblivious and doesn't really seem to belong there. As in she applied for a job applicant as Dr. Robotnik's assistant yet everyone is falling in love with her, even Robotnik. It's hard to say it's not in theme of the show itself but still somewhat out of character for Robotnik and Sonic... As in a sort of reverse-Mary Sueish effect.
Comic itself is well drawn that if AoSTH ever had it's own comic series I would regard this as legit.
I shouldn't condone fancruft... but a fan comic specifically based on AoSTH? I'm intrigued. Usually it's SatAM that get's the attention.
==On one hand...==
I agree. I believe the Avatar should be as highly customizable as possible. Not just before the game at the "character creation", or what clothes or equipment, but also throughout the story for what decisions they made. If Sonic Team will allow the Avatar to respond to others, then those reponses should be multiple choice.
Sonic: "Hey buddy, ready to help save the world?
>"Sure am Sonic, lead the way!"
>"Let me show you how it's done."
>"Just don't get in my way."
>"I need more time to prepare,"
==On the other...==
I doubt Sonic Team would be interested in giving the Avatar it's own spinoff games. The last to have a spinoff was Shadow's game which was 15 years a go, and like Sonic Forces that game was met with rather "meh" results.
I agree that in being no more than an additional playable character in a Sonic game would mean it would not reach it's full potential and individuality and will just be no more than a "feature" for Sonic's game.
I believe if the Avatar will return in Sonic games, it would remain an instigator of events, just someone to fill specific roles and such and will still have limits in it's customization while Sonic Team concentrates on the rest of the game. No spoken dialogue, no character development options, just someone to fit the role in those cutscenes.
I believe the Avatar may have a chance to be a reoccuring character in the future of the franchise... but I doubt it really. I just don't see why Sonic Team would want to commit to such a one-off project.
I'm tempted to pick Silver and Blaze, because while they were just friends in SOnic '06, I thought it was somewhat adorable how SIlver was dependable on Blaze and was heartbroken when she had to leave.
I never got to play it, it's on my "Sega games I should get round to playing" list though.
But yes, a "Sega renaissance" would be a great way for Sega to hit 60. They're sitting on many old IPs they haven't touched in years.
Gonna need some source for that.
I've had the idea stewing for years, since Rio Olympics but never did anything with it.
It's this SNN online esport like event I had in mind for awhile.
For the duration of two weeks (how long the Olympics last for) each day will have various players from both SNN and Mario Wiki compete in various events. I dunno how many events the game has in total so maybe there will be more than one event per day as long as it all fits in on a two-week time schedule.
However in order for this to be possible, all qualifying competitors for the WIkilympics would require a Nintendo switch with online access, the actual M&S@tOGT20 game and quality recording equipment to record their gameplay footage.
The "event gimmick" in mind is SNN competitors can only play as Sonic characters and Mario Wiki competitors can only play as Mario characters. The competitors that wins the most medals for Sonic or Mario would have the wiki win the Wikilympics.
For the SNN YouTube channel, gameplay footage from all competitors would be collected and edited together with commentry.
However, it be much more preferably if we could somehow host the WIkilympics "live". As in the competitors agree at a time and date and are expected to be online to play while live competitors can switch from the different perspective of the players, that or the players have their own shared screens or something like that.
Here's how Sega could of marketed the Game Gear.
Instead of the Game Gear Micro, just release "new" Game Gears. The exterior casing looking exactly like the original Game Gear but it's interior circuitry and construction using modern technology so that it can take in less batteries and last longer. Like maybe a days worth of gaming with 4 AAs.
The new Game Gear would also be able to play original Game Gear games, not that Sega will need to make new Game Gear games for it. It will simply be a novelty.
Sell the games intended for the Game Gear Micro as Game Gear cartridges. They can still be colour coded and sold seperately but still requires the new Game Gear to play them on. Given how much data can fit onto something as small as a DSi or Switch game cartridge I'm sure they could fit in quite a lot of data for something the size of a Game Gear cartridge.
Surely it be cheaper and more practical to make one full-sized Game Gear and four game geear cartridges than four small game gears.
Probably the first year crying and mourning the loss of Longclaw and the second year establishing a confortable life for himself on a world entirely alien to him.