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

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    • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon

      5 months ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Firstly, go watch this trailer if you haven't yet. https://youtu.be/ue-CBOrLnb0


      Up to speed? Cool. WOW. I'm already in love with the idea of more Alola adventure!


      But what does this mean? Those who haven't played or beaten Sun and Moon should probably stop reading because massive spoilers ahead.


      During the events of Sun and Moon, we learn of the Ultra Wormholes, Ultra Beasts and Ultra Space. We also confirm that the Multi-Verse definitely exists by taking Solgaleo/Lunala to Alter of the Sunne/Moone and entering the Wormhole there, emerging in Alternate Alola.


      The Multi-Verse was slightly teased during the Delta Episode of Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, signifying that Pokémon X and Y and all games featuring Mega Evolutions are taking place in an alternate Pokémon World.


      Anyway, back on course, with these things confirmed, what is the takeaway for the really small announcement?


      Mr. Masuda mentioned that US/UM is an alternate story that takes place specifically in the world of Sun and Moon. Alternate and World are obviously the most important words here. He also mentioned that these games will include Pokémon that didn't originally appear in Sun/Moon. This could mean a slew of previous generation Pokémon could be available, but the focus should be that as he mentioned this, we're shown "Ultra Solgaleo" and "Ultra Lunala" who look like badass Zords.


      What really strikes me about these Pokémon is that they seem rather familiar... not because of who they are but because of what their new form includes. Black prism like figures. Ringing any bells? It would appear that Solgaleo/Lunala have merged with Necrozma. 2 of these Pokémon are definitely confirmed to be Ultra Beasts while Necrozma is said to give off the same type of... aura, I guess.


      To tie this all together, we could be experiencing one of two things: a journey to the Alternate World first shown in Sun/Moon with more story significance or just Necrozma merging with our Solgaleo/Lunala during the story to fight the final boss and potentially other Ultra Beasts. If the first is true, we could be fighting the final boss to stop her from taking over more than just Ultra Space. The 2nd scenario would feel like Crystal/Emerald/Platinum to me. Who am I to say though? This is only the first trailer and it wasn't even like 30 seconds?


      The last clip also showed the player character with presumably a new Z-Crystal which could hint that the new Ultra form is triggered by using such. This isn't particularly relevant to my point above, but definitely worth noting as a cop-out to some really good story potential.


      Regardless, I hope you're even more excited for Nintendo's presence at E3 and I can't wait to learn more about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon!

    • Star Fox Zero Review. (TL; DR at Bottom)

      5 months ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of Star Fox Zero.


      Let's take a step back, though. Nintendo games are where my heart lie when it comes to gaming. I grew up with Nintendo consoles and played a ton of classics as a kid. I wish I played more third party games, honestly. Star Fox 64 was one of the best games I had ever played and I desperately wanted more.


      While Nintendo games have always had such an impact on the gaming industry, lately, that hasn't necessarily been the case. Nintendo's announcements regarding this year's games had my wallet shaking in it's boots. Finally, the year Nintendo would make their comeback. I still stand by that feeling.


      Star Fox Zero's announcement of a classic Star Fox game for Wii U had me excited like Halo 3. Nintendo was about to bring me back to my childhood on next gen and I was elated. I picked up a Wii U last September, because I knew I would be begging for these games and the console if I hadn't.


      Fastforward to today: 4/22/16, and Star Fox Zero releases. I pick that shit up, ignore the reviews and people that listen to them and throw that shit into my console. Star Fox Zero seems to pickup where SNES and 64 start: The Lylat System is at peace and Andross is about to start a war. "This again?" I wonder, "yeah, I'm okay with this." And there team Star Fox goes, right back into the battle of Corneria as if they had never been there before. It's a nice change to the planet, the scale of the game is immense, and it's definitely not the same game in the sense of levels, level design, and general progression. All the characters are familiar, though, which I prefer.


      Anyway, I notice off the bat that the game insists you'll enjoy the new control scheme, which just so happens to be motion controls. The developers had his wacky idea that you could use your game pad's screen as "cockpit" view and the tv screen as your primary view. Neat... In theory. You use the motion controls and/or the left stick to control where you're aiming. This isn't so bad during the "on the rails" part of the game, but when it's time to switch to "ALL RANGE MODE" it kinda goes up in flames. You're not sure where to look, the game pad or the screen? You're not sure where you CAN look. There isn't supposed to be a preference but honestly, some of these fights seem like they were only made with the game pad's motion controls in mind. "Aim with the pad and shoot, don't look at the screen," essentially.


      It made parts of the game seem really hard and unnecessary. But at the same time, it added a new spin on the Star Fox series. Especially when driving around the new vehicles and the Land Master. While it seemed hard, it made me want to play it and learn it more because I fucking love Star Fox.


      While $60 for a "New" Star Fox Game that's essentially a reboot/remake is a little steep, it certainly was worth it. Sure it's a reboot, has some elements from SNES and 64 and the plot is generally the same, but the level design is good, the scale is immense, and it's making me anticipate my next play through.


      This brings me to my final score. At it's core, this is absolutely a Star Fox game. It's not as traditional as a lot of us expected it to be, but at its core, it's a very fun and different Star Fox game. The controls honestly bring the challenge up. At first I was more or less like "fuck these controls, I just want the sticks and C-buttons back!" But by the end of it, I accepted the challenge it provides.


      I'm no fucking writer (probably should've stated that at the top of this) but I've gotta say, this game made me say a lot of words about it. I love Star Fox Zero. 9.5/10 Doritos IGN.


      TL; DR: Fuck Platinum Games, this is a good Star Fox game, 9.5/10

    • More Mental Health stuff

      11 months ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Hello again!


      The first mental health awareness stream was a lot of fun. I got to paint with my girlfriend, my brother and sister and my little community stopped in and had some fun with us.


      Thank you to all of you!

      I'll be running another stream next (which has since been potentially rescheduled) Saturday December 3rd at an unknown time. This time, we'll only run for 2 and half hours. It would be awesome to see some of you guys there and if you can share, please do!


      We'll be live at twitch.tv/afro_sauce

    • Mental Health Awareness Stream

      11 months ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Tomorrow's the day! My mental health awareness stream will be live at 6:30 PM! We'll be going for a few hours doing some super casual and fun painting and chat interaction. I'll have a charity or 2 linked that donations can be made to as well.


      Thanks everyone for all the kind words and shares! I'll be live at twitch.tv/afro_sauce


      Original post: http://roosterteeth.com/forum/the-billboard/topic/3232139?page=1#post-33340164

    • Mental Health Awareness Stream

      1 year ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Hi friends,


      If you have the time, please give this a read and share. In short, I want to raise awareness for mental health issues and hope to help people in the process. The details are in the link below.


      http://achievementhunter.roosterteeth.com/forum/the-billboard/topic/3232139

    • Mental Health Awareness Stream

      in Forums > Mental Health Awareness Stream | Follow this topic

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Hello RT community!


      TL;DR, I have anxiety. I'm going to host a support group on twitch where people with mental health issues can come together and paint, being creative, expel energy or play games. I just don't know if it's something people would be willing to show up to. Please help spread the word, it'll be happening very soon.


      It has been a long time since I've posted in the forums. I'm Mike, better known as "Afro Sauce."


      I've been troubled with anxiety for about 10 years now. I quelled it for a while and was a pretty normal functioning human with minimal anxiety.


      However, as of late, I haven't been able to be myself. At all. I have what I now know as "High Functioning Anxiety." Completely normal on the outside, mostly. On the inside? My mind is churning. I don't have enough time to do anything. I jerk awake from sleep because I think I've stopped breathing and I'll never wake up again. I can't focus at work because my heart rate suddenly goes up for no apparent reason and I don't know how to stay calm.


      I just quit my job because I can't come into work. I don't want to die doing something I don't love doing, and with me, it feels like I'm going to die every single day.


      I'm telling you this because I've been afraid to confront it. I've been afraid of following my dreams and being successful in my own eyes. I give up so easily and hate myself for it. I don't want to feel that way anymore and I know millions of people don't want to either. And it's all because of my anxiety.


      A lot of people can't even talk about this stuff. Not to their families, loved ones, doctors, co-workers or bosses. All because it's not taken seriously, or seems silly and something that they should be able to control, but they can't. The Stigma is very real.


      Additionally, these people sometimes can't afford the healthcare or treatment to get a professional involved and potentially end up taking their own lives.


      I want to help. I want to create a support group that anyone can come to and be apart of. I plan to host a twitch stream that focuses on being creative and expelling all that pent up negative energy created by mental health and physical health alike. Painting sessions, gaming sessions, talks. Anything to make people understand they aren't alone and they can beat this.


      At the same time, I'm not a professional. Please seek professional help if you are suffering from anxiety or are having depressive episodes or suicidal thoughts. We are here to share our stories and have fun, but we cannot give you advice on how to resolve issues, only to understand and let you know you aren't alone.


      If you suffer, or know someone who suffers, from mental health issues, please share this and considering visiting the stream when it happens. It should be some time this week. Pick up some paint, or some pencils, or start up Minecraft, or maybe even open MS paint on your computer and have some fun making art. I'm not good at art, at all, so please know that you're in good company. We can all share our work with each other and can share our problems and get through this.


      If you're interested, follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/afro_sauce and join me on twitch at Twitch.tv/afro_sauce sometime this week.


      Thank you for reading, and I hope to see you there.


      EDIT: Tuesday at 6:30 PM central, the Stream will be taking place.


      Edit 2: the first stream (referenced above) was a success! There'll be another one on Wednesday at 6 PM Central!

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    • What's Next?

      1 year ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      As some of you may have noticed, my stream has been a bit scarce lately. I've been trying to allocate time to it and the other things I want to do in my life such as video edit and what not.


      Streaming is a lot of fun. Being able to play games and have my friends watch from anywhere in the world is so cool. However, Streaming requires a lot of time allocation. I spend a lot of time streaming games, even popular ones, with only very few people stopping by and even fewer following. Even most of my followers (literally like 90% of them) don't show up after they follow. This is something I've anticipated, of course.


      It feels like a waste of time whenever I play a game that I want to play on Stream, and no one (besides my amazing mods) show up. No new people, and no new followers. That means I have to play something either popular or retro. I've bought popular games and recent releases, and no one really cares. They'd rather watch someone else who is a better streamer play them.


      Then I end the stream for the night, and I don't have much time to play any other games that I've been wanting to play. Then we do something new and unique for the next few streams, and no one cares anyway. When trying to build a community, this part probably sucks the most.


      All of that being said, I think it's safe to say that becoming a streamer is easier for people that have more time and nothing better to do. Unfortunately, finding the determination and time to TRY to entertain someone for 2-4 hours straight a night is pretty taxing when no one watching.


      Don't get me wrong, my mods are the best, I love them to death and they help me push through, but I just don't think streaming is for me right now. I really wanted to try it for a year, but I'm already worn out from it.


      I will still be making YouTube videos; that won't stop. It's a lot of fun making Pre-order Parody. I feel more accomplished when I put those out. Should I return to streaming, it probably won't be for a few years, when things are different.


      Until then, thanks a lot for all of the fun times. I love you all!

    • I lost my job!

      1 year ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Monday I was Laid Off from my new job. I'd only been there for a week, but they mistakenly (?) hired when they were about to downsize, so lucky me! I quit my last secure job about 2 weeks ago, but I hated that place. Now, I have nothing else to do...


      Except STREAM! I'll have more frequent and longer streams while I'm out of work. I can "afford" to be out of work for at least a month, but whether or not that's a good idea has yet to be seen. There are some things I need to save up for and honestly, I don't make enough donations during my streams to not work.


      Hopefully, the shit will stop hitting the fan. Meanwhile, you should check out my YouTube Channel and my Twitch Stream, and consider following me on Twitter. Much love, friends.

    • Pokemon 20 Pre-Order Parody

      1 year ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Please check out my newest "Pre-Order Parody," it's my favorite one yet!



    • Shiny Pokemon Giveaway Stream!

      1 year ago

      AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      Hello Trainers,


      Tonight at 7 PM CT, I'll be giving away quiet a few Shiny Pokemon for an entire hour on Twitch! You can join the stream here! I hope to see some of you there!

  • About Me

    I play Halo, Pokemon (11 Time League Champion), Destiny, Borderlands, and RockBand! I love playing games and I have been making videos for the Internet for 10 years. I stream regularly on Twitch and love my community, so feel free to join the #SauceParty (that's the silly name for my community) and play some games with us. Happily in love with @simquall <3

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  • Comments (58)

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

      11 months ago

      Just wanted to congratulate you on being the featured member! And that I think what you do, the mental health awareness streams, is really great! (and how can I resist a good ol homestuck reference in your title, what a throwback)

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

        11 months ago

        Oh thank you! I had no idea I was Featured Member! I plan on having the next stream tomorrow hopefully. Also, shout out to you for catching the Homestuck reference. :D

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

      2 years ago

      Cheers mate, thanks for the friendship! smiley13.gif

    • Austin0434

      2 years ago

      How are you?

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

        2 years ago

        Good :D

      • Austin0434

        2 years ago

        ya

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

        2 years ago

        I'm doing okay. You?

    • GlukeMore More?

      2 years ago

      Just wanted to pay my condolences to your computer. May it rest in piece smiley2.gif

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

        2 years ago

        I may be able to revive it lol but for now it'll be out for a while.

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

      2 years ago

      Hey, thanks for the add! smiley13.gif

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you for the add as well!

    • Austin0434

      2 years ago

      I can't read what you said sorry.

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

        2 years ago

        That works out then!

      • Austin0434

        2 years ago

        Yes!
        But I'm a little larger and not as fit as him so my code name will be.
        SOLID SLOTH

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

        2 years ago

        Like, Solid Snake?

      • Austin0434

        2 years ago

        Thank you.
        And if that doesn't work out I'm going in as a cardboard box

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

        2 years ago

        I think it's a magnificent idea.

      • Austin0434

        2 years ago

        I think my plan will work what about you?

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

        2 years ago

        That's okay, I deleted it because I got some good new. (Spoiler Alert: I'm going to RTX)

    • phoniexape12

      2 years ago

      HoNk

      • phoniexape12

        2 years ago

        SIGNS: <HELLO THERE GAMZEE,ITS NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN>

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

        2 years ago

        :o)

    • AshleyBren

      2 years ago

      Way to go, FU! :D

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

        2 years ago

        Thanks!!

    • Laurenz

      2 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley0.gifsmiley1.gif

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

        2 years ago

        Woot, thank you!

    • AnthonyRioja awkward king

      2 years ago

      congrats on being the featured user!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you much!

    • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being the featured user! YOU. ARE. SPECIAL!!! smiley13.gif

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

        2 years ago

        It definitely did :D I love sponsor chat, I don't get to stop by enough but I definitely will take you up on that :D

      • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

        2 years ago

        Well hopefully this brightened up ur day a bit! That's exactly why I do this! If u ever wanna talk, turn to sponsor chat, we're all assholes but we're there for each other most of the time!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you very much. I'm going through a rough time so this is actually really meaningful for you to say... Even if that wasn't the intention lol

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

      2 years ago

      Congrats featured user!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you!

    • indiart28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User"!

      • indiart28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        You are very welcome! smiley1.gif

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

        2 years ago

        Now that you mentioned that its an achievement, I'm that much more stoked about it. Thank you!

    • shumble91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Scientists of RT

      2 years ago

      merryhappyfeatureduserday! :D

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

        2 years ago

        Thanks!

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      2 years ago

      merry featured user day!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you!!

    • Bellzebob

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

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

        2 years ago

        I'm definitely trying D:

      • Bellzebob

        2 years ago

        Enjoy it while it lasts!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you! It's my first time apparently!

    • D_Pun

      3 years ago

      Yo dude! Did you hear about the movie?!? So exciting! smiley0.gif

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

        3 years ago

        Thanks again for that man! I'm currently saving up for my contribution but it seems that they released some more $125 tier rewards so I might try for that again. Idk when I'd be able to.

      • D_Pun

        3 years ago

        Parents let me contribute $75! So happy I was able to make a contribution. How goes your progress to donate so far? (btw, watched your second shorts aganist humanity and gotta say good job!). smiley0.gif

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

        3 years ago

        Turns out that it sold out pretty damn quick lol. Looks like I'm going to have to settle for Ultra Sponsor, just gotta save up for it.

      • D_Pun

        3 years ago

        With the rate the donations are going, I wish you luck with getting the $125 tier reward. Man I wish I had a job so I could use my own money to donate more, hopefully I can convince my parents to allow to donate at least a bit of money

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

        3 years ago

        I did! I'm gonna be funding it when I get paid next week! Getting the $125 reward tier if it isn't sold out!

    • D_Pun

      3 years ago

      Happy Friday!

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

        3 years ago

        Thanks dude! They will come out every so often :D

      • D_Pun

        3 years ago

        Yeah dude, just watched it. It was awesome, love the idea and can't wait to see more!

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

        3 years ago

        ((Did you watch it?))

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

        3 years ago

        Very proud, it brings a tear to my eye.

        Dude, so I just uploaded our first video in our new series: Shorts Against Humanity. Check it out when you can! (Its got a lot of profanity. youtu.be/9Q1Dc-DIL_4)

      • D_Pun

        3 years ago

        Hurray! Are you proud of me yet mom?

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

        3 years ago

        Thanks man! Its my first friday off in a long time. Also, congrats on being the first person to comment on my profile.

        smiley13.gif

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