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by Syntheticgerbil
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your life?
Replies: 67
Views: 9895

Re: What are you doing with your life?

Can anyone *name* any really good educational games which are good *as* educational games? I remember playing Operation Neptune when I was little, and that was a fun game, but it was just a fun game with math questions shoehorned in. I mean, I think that's pretty much the right way to do it if you ...
by Syntheticgerbil
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: So... anybody a fan of the heavy rain?
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Re: So... anybody a fan of the heavy rain?

I never played Indigo Prophecy (I understand the American version was censored?), but I had it sitting unopened on my shelf for a while. I've been eyeing Heavy Rain, but just looking at it, my feelings are pretty ambivalent. I'm open to the idea of a game that's not really a game so much as an inte...
by Syntheticgerbil
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Post your artwork (56k warning)
Replies: 2346
Views: 448216

Re: Post your artwork (56k warning)

I love that 6 years later, the 56k warning still stands!
by Syntheticgerbil
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ristar's Game Gear Extra Levels
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Re: Ristar's Game Gear Extra Levels

The extra stage is the first half of World 2. When played on a Japanese system, a cloud/beanstalk themed stage precedes the pirate ship and boss battle. You know how the boss character has different dreams that change the environment as you are fighting him? I guess this was originally the "dream" ...
by Syntheticgerbil
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ristar's Game Gear Extra Levels
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Ristar's Game Gear Extra Levels

I think this may be the only place that would be any use to ask this, but I think I need help on making a US Game Gear think it's Japanese. The only reason I want to do this is I've heard word that Ristar for Game Gear has an extra level among other changes if played on a Japanese Game Gear. I don't...
by Syntheticgerbil
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Concepteurs de Jeux Vidéo
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Concepteurs de Jeux Vidéo

You pretty much named my three favorite French designers.

I don't know if I have any others, but those three must be the best!

I like some of the Coktel Vision adventures from the early 90s though, especially the Goblins series.
by Syntheticgerbil
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your life?
Replies: 67
Views: 9895

Re: What are you doing with your life?

Hmm, I actually work at a small video game company in Texas (not in Austin) doing art, concept, and animation for focus group educational games that no one would ever want to play voluntarily. It's mostly 2D flash stuff. I would like to break out into commercial games soon in Austin preferably, but ...
by Syntheticgerbil
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Concept Artwork For "Epic Mickey" from Warren Spector
Replies: 249
Views: 39758

Re: Concept Artwork For "Epic Mickey" from Warren Spector

Fffffffffffffffuck I love Rayman 2!

Dreamcast version was the best!
by Syntheticgerbil
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Classic NES game revived in gorgeous hand-drawn 2D animation
Replies: 22
Views: 3542

Re: Classic NES game revived in gorgeous hand-drawn 2D animation

That sounds good and I think it's time I make the decision to buy this. I've been waiting for people to give out their opinions on this game, but it seems to have been very quietly released somehow. The only other problem is the guilt I have for never having finished the original Boy and his Blob. I...
by Syntheticgerbil
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: More Mario & Sonic at the Olympics?
Replies: 238
Views: 29367

Re: More Mario & Sonic at the Olympics?

Yeah, but Sonic couldn't turn into Super Sonic in the first game, could he? That requires a full set of seven. That seventh one was just missed by both Sonic and Eggman. I remember reading in the American manual of Sonic 1 that the Special Stages were actually prisons, presumably created by Dr. Egg...
by Syntheticgerbil
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic's Future Confirmed: expect more of the same
Replies: 68
Views: 9566

Re: Sonic's Future Confirmed: expect more of the same

For the sake of this post, I'm going to assume that the awkward term "Modern Warfare" refers to the Sonic franchise's early drive to be edgier than its competition. As a kid, Sonic never really struck me as edgy, cool, badass or whatever, although I was aware he was marketed that way. Instead, the ...
by Syntheticgerbil
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic's Future Confirmed: expect more of the same
Replies: 68
Views: 9566

Re: Sonic's Future Confirmed: expect more of the same

Well in 10 years maybe their demographic will be 6 year old boys...
by Syntheticgerbil
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pyramid Magic?
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: Pyramid Magic?

Oops sorry, I think I saw it here first in a different thread a when it first came out but here you go: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3769/game_design_psychology_the_full_.php On the fifth page is where he mentions Pyramid Magic. Before Sonic, I worked on things like the arcade version of Al...
by Syntheticgerbil
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pyramid Magic?
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Pyramid Magic?

So in that extensive interview with Hirokazu Yasuhara from a year or so ago, Hirokazu mentioned he worked on Pyramid Magic along with a few other unmentioned Sega Meganet games. Does anyone have any word exactly what he did on Pyramid Magic? I can't seem to find any credits. Did he also work on 2, 3...
by Syntheticgerbil
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Joyride Studios figurine on eBay..
Replies: 69
Views: 8235

Re: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Joyride Studios figurine on eBay..

I once had an unopened Amy Rose Sonic Adventure figure (Resaurus line) that I stupidly sold on eBay for $35. It's now damn near impossible to find and probably worth more than $100 Is it? I've still get the whole set (except skiing Sonic) in still unopened packages, but I've never been able to gues...
by Syntheticgerbil
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Divine wind
Replies: 50
Views: 5446

Re: Divine wind

Earthworm Jim will take a leak as one of his idle animations. I don't think it shows anything, his back is to you and I don't believe the trail of urine gets drawn, but the noise is unmistakable. Really???? I played the everloving shit out of the the first one as a kid and he definitely doesn't in ...
by Syntheticgerbil
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: GameTap's Sonic Retrospective
Replies: 31
Views: 4704

Re: GameTap's Sonic Retrospective

I've never understood all the hate for the U.S. Sonic video game covers. At least he still looks like his character, unlike pretty much every game that got imported from Japan to America well into the late 1990's. Yeah he looks better on the Japanese Mega Drive covers, but those "backgrounds" of ra...
by Syntheticgerbil
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: GameTap's Sonic Retrospective
Replies: 31
Views: 4704

Re: GameTap's Sonic Retrospective

Crazy Penguin wrote:Knuckles' eyes are wrong on that cover.
It's Sonic peeking at Sonic.
by Syntheticgerbil
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: GameTap's Sonic Retrospective
Replies: 31
Views: 4704

Re: GameTap's Sonic Retrospective

That host is such a butthole. "THE TRIPPY UNIVERSE SONIC WILL CALL HOME!" "A FOX BORN WITH WELL-- TWO TAILS!" And what's up with that bitch who's the "Mother of Sonic" who gladly talks about how she removed his fangs, Madonna, and his band? I don't understand why he was softened up for the US if tha...
by Syntheticgerbil
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Vinyl Figures
Replies: 41
Views: 8876

Re: New Sonic Vinyl Figures

Yikes! What?
by Syntheticgerbil
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Vinyl Figures
Replies: 41
Views: 8876

Re: New Sonic Vinyl Figures

Guess that means I have to pass. I made this rule for myself that I only buy action figures with articulation so as not to fill my shelves with tons of statues and crap and make my girlfriend unhappy with me.

But these are way cooler than those old Resaurus ones.
by Syntheticgerbil
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Vinyl Figures
Replies: 41
Views: 8876

Re: New Sonic Vinyl Figures

So these don't move at all do they?
by Syntheticgerbil
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sonic Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3/360 rumored
Replies: 19
Views: 25799

Re: Sonic Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3/360 rumored

Seeing as how the last game they attempted to port, "Sonic Genesis," I really doubt Sonic Team will be adding any arcade, Saturn, Sega CD, or 32X ports/emulators to this collection. They just don't have those sort of skills... maybe if they let another developer take this one over as they have been ...
by Syntheticgerbil
Mon May 19, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Awaiting your orders, miss Jade
Replies: 104
Views: 66225

Re: Awaiting your orders, miss Jade

I really hope this gets green lit and comes out. The word of mouth concerning the first one way after release should guarantee a sequel selling very well. I don't remember any bugs except I know on some platforms there was a very important keycard a robot was supposed to drop that sometimes didn't h...
by Syntheticgerbil
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic fandom: a pyschological explanation: The Pooh syndrome
Replies: 22
Views: 6760

Re: Sonic fandom: a pyschological explanation: The Pooh syndrome

I think I also have this Winnie the Pooh problem. Everything described there is me. What are you planing to do, hedgepig? Take medication. I just looked it up and they say take ATTEND. I'm also 22 and it only seems like they diagnose kids with ADHD because kids are naturally crazy but doctors will d...