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by Crowbar
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: We few, we happy, we Smash Bros. in arms.
Replies: 121
Views: 54343

Re: We few, we happy, we Smash Bros. in arms.

I feel like I actually minded the clones less when they were LESS different to the characters they were clones of. I mean, I liked Dr Mario. But Ganondorf getting a slightly tweaked moveset that is still obviously derived from Captain Falcon while still, I'm pretty sure, not actually being derived f...
by Crowbar
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: We few, we happy, we Smash Bros. in arms.
Replies: 121
Views: 54343

Re: We few, we happy, we Smash Bros. in arms.

The days of angst-ridden lab-grown ultimate life-forms seems to thankfully be ending. They keep those for the legendaries, Greninja's just a starter final evolution. Everything I've seen so far is pleasing, but ultimately I only want the physics to be like Melee and not like Brawl (and bring back d...
by Crowbar
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Game Music
Replies: 42
Views: 25270

Re: Game Music

I approve of all of that! Really fun cover. I miss Guitar Vader. :(
by Crowbar
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic game for 2015
Replies: 398
Views: 242869

Re: New Sonic game for 2015

Neo, I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks this looks atrocious. Horrible proportions. Blue arms. Stupid accessories and clutter in the designs. Apparent teamwork gimmick from Heroes, which was shit. Skrillex in the trailer. Yup, I think I hated literally everything I saw there! It looks like ...
by Crowbar
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Attention New Members
Replies: 484
Views: 199893

Re: Attention New Members

Oh damn, don't I look silly? I guess Dr Bugman gamed me there.
by Crowbar
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Attention New Members
Replies: 484
Views: 199893

Re: Attention New Members

I am sometimes mystified how this quiet little place still manages to attract new members from time to time. Guess it's a sign that jaded, cynical, nostalgic outlook isn't dead yet!
by Crowbar
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Game Music
Replies: 42
Views: 25270

Re: Game Music

I recently got round to playing Fez and I really enjoyed the soundtrack. It's exactly the kind of ambient music I love, sweeping and spacious with sparingly applied melodies. Very Boards of Canada in places. A couple of favourites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrLbkX6QcQo http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Crowbar
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: SONIC HYDRO THUNDER
Replies: 28
Views: 11125

Re: SONIC HYDRO THUNDER

Yeah what the hell's with that "teenage clones" thing? I actually almost don't want this to be obviously fake.
by Crowbar
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Cartoon
Replies: 54
Views: 20911

Re: New Sonic Cartoon

Making Knuckles larger and more distinctly muscular is something that feels perfectly logical to my inner character designer, yet completely sacrilegious and wrong to my inner Sonic nerd. If you were developing an original show with an ensemble cast consisting of a fast guy, a strong guy, a kid sid...
by Crowbar
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Cartoon
Replies: 54
Views: 20911

Re: new sonic cartoon

It looks like Sonic is wearing some kind of sleeveless denim jacket as well.

Yeah nah. Keep shit like that in farworks like Other M please.
by Crowbar
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic "Story Comics" and other comics
Replies: 105
Views: 50266

Re: Sonic "Story Comics" and other comics

I thought that was what it was meant to be. It pops out in a really weird place to be coming from a shoulder.

I like those thoughts on Metal Sonic, Popcorn.
by Crowbar
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Post your artwork (56k warning)
Replies: 2346
Views: 448175

Re: Post your artwork (56k warning)

A couple of months ago I worked on the video for the Arctic Monkeys' latest single (now part of their latest album). My title on the job was "head of design" but I consider my role more akin to layout artist and lead animator, as I drew the layout frames for almost every scene in the second half of ...
by Crowbar
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive
Replies: 294
Views: 82345

Re: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive

On a side note, it's kind of sad that kids today can't be expected to look after electronics and need specifically designed 'rugged' options. Taking care of an electronic device is an important lesson in responsibility! ^_^ What d'you mean "these days"? Kids' stuff has always been built to be robus...
by Crowbar
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 137317

Re: What are you playing today?

I picked up a 3DS and Animal Crossing a while ago because all my friends suddenly got it and I felt legit peer pressured. It's pretty nice but it's still the only game I have for it. I just found out that apparently a new Mario & Luigi game came out while I wasn't paying attention. I fucking loved t...
by Crowbar
Sun May 26, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: ... "Eekzard"?
Replies: 3
Views: 2615

Re: ... "Eekzard"?

Yeah jesus, literally had no idea it was 3D until the pan around and even after that I was questioning if it was the whole way through.
by Crowbar
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Farewell, Seabelly Riverback
Replies: 5
Views: 4452

Re: Farewell, Seabelly Riverback

Woah, how have I never heard about this game? From videos it looks like playing rope-only games in Worms Armageddon/Worms World Party, and I spent probably at least two summers completely addicted to that shit.
by Crowbar
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames
Replies: 133
Views: 42988

Re: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames

Oh yeah, and Ralph refers to an arcade cabinet as a console. FILM RUINED.
by Crowbar
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames
Replies: 133
Views: 42988

Re: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames

This is a big bump but this movie only came out recently in the UK so I feel entitled. I wanted to be the grumpy old man and decry the standard schmaltzy Disney storyline but I actually enjoyed it. My suspicion, based on the trailers, that they only had a limited pool of licensed sources from which ...
by Crowbar
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: There is a Sonic webcomic and it is ok
Replies: 44
Views: 19009

Re: There is a Sonic webcomic and it is ok

Oh god that first Oil Ocean one is so true.
by Crowbar
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: l'histoire du hérisson
Replies: 8
Views: 3786

Re: l'histoire du hérisson

Characters section doesn't feature Mighty or Fang, book is shit.
Neo wrote:Is "l'histoire" really a valid contraction, though!?
Yes.
by Crowbar
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Not completely a plug!
Replies: 30
Views: 14980

Re: Not completely a plug!

I can't find the pilot on iTunes. :( Is it US only or something? I'm searching for Gravity Falls in the store and it's not coming up. I've looked at the previews on the Disney website though and it looks like it could be fun. It does seem to adhere a bit to certain modern cartoon design philosophies...
by Crowbar
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames
Replies: 133
Views: 42988

Re: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames

Aaagh it looks like I was actually off the mark with that, it seems there is actually research showing that men and women respond differently to emotional stimuli, and in particular men respond cognitively (i.e. they understand what other people are feeling) whereas women respond emotionally (they f...
by Crowbar
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames
Replies: 133
Views: 42988

Re: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames

How is it a stretch, GG? Because you think it is? You seem to have this definition of sexism that different from the rest of the world. You also state that women are innately better at empathising as if you have any authority on the matter. Did you even stop to think that even if that's true it's on...
by Crowbar
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames
Replies: 133
Views: 42988

Re: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames

I should additionally clarify what I meant about Pixar being expected to make films about anything other than white males. Certainly, they shouldn't: because they're mostly white men themselves. And this is another aspect of the problem: it's mostly white males in the position to makes these mainstr...
by Crowbar
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames
Replies: 133
Views: 42988

Re: Dinsey's Wreck-It Ralph: A love-letter to videogames

The problem that REALLY exists is the reverse: creatives are discouraged from making movies about women and minorities, even when they WANT to, because studios think everyone who isn't a white dude or Will Smith is "risky". But that's the exact same thing as my point - politics threatening creativi...