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9:16 AM on 10.01.2013

Sonic vs. Mega Man in Smash Bros. 4!!!

IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE LIFE IS STROOOOOOOONG!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, LIFE'S AN OPEN BOOK!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE COMPROMISE DOES NOT EXIST!IN THIS WORLD OF WORLDS, EVERY STEP MEETS THE REST! Sonic in Smash 4, everyone! My dream of Sonic vs. Mega Man will happen!

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 09.05.2013

There's some hope for Sonic Lost World

Jim Sterling and Tony Ponce are easily the biggest Sonic fans on staff so it only made sense that I have them go play Sonic Lost World while at PAX Prime 2013. And as it turns out, there's some hope for the game. The control...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 08.28.2013

Game/Show is how PBS talks about videogames

PBS's Idea Channel has talked about games in the past, at least once or twice. In fact, the show has an entire section on YouTube discussing games. It seems like the section does well enough for itself, as the people behind ...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 AM on 08.28.2013

Sonic comic writer will play Lost World for charity

My homeboy David Oxford, writer at The Mega Man Network and and fellow editor on NF Magazine, has planned a special charity event alongside Ian Flynn, lead writer on Archie's Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. For ...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Get your Hatsune Miku on at PAX Prime

Sega will be at PAX Prime this week, and they're bringing the new Sonic game with them! Lost World will be playable on the Wii U and 3DS. I'm actually interested in seeing this one, as I'm hopeful there can be at least one go...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 08.22.2013

Sonic Lost World special edition features NiGHTS bosses

A new trailer for Sonic Lost World has surfaced, running through a list of features previously not seen. Sonic skates on icy surfaces, and Sonic 3 elemental shields like bubble and lightning can be shared via Miiverse, as ca...

Tony Ponce



Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game photo
Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game
by Tony Ponce

A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But what really caught my attention was the name of the developer: Markus Persson.

You know, the Minecraft guy.

After a little more digging, I discovered an old resume that he still hosts on the Mojang page, even though it's no longer directly linked anywhere on the site. Turns out Notch was a frequent participant in the Java 4K Programming Contest, which tasks entrants to create a Java game with a total file size less than 4K bytes. Sonic Racer 4K was a 2005 submissions, but he also made other 4K fan games, including MEGA4KMAN and Left 4K Dead.

I don't know how much of this is common knowledge, but it's certainly a big surprise to me. I like learning about what folks did before they were famous. As for the games themselves, they are impressive considering the constraints, even if they are kind of poopy. Test them out yourselves!

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Rhymedown Spectacular: Cyclical photo
Rhymedown Spectacular: Cyclical
by Jim Sterling

Oh for crying out funk! It's time for another bloody set of poems from those two British people who do talking about games sometimes! This week, Yahtzee talks about open worlds, while I discuss closed hearts. It is a time of hope and sorrow, in our heart's souls. 

The human condition. 

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11:30 PM on 08.05.2013

New Sonic Lost World footage from Summer of Sonic

The Sonic Stadium sister site, The Sonic Show, has uploaded all new Sonic Lost World Wii U footage that was shown during this past weekend's Sonic-focused UK event, Summer of Sonic. Sonic. Sonic Sonic Sonic. Sonic Sonic. Son...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 08.01.2013

Impressions: Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide #10-12

Sonic and Mega Man's crossover adventures in Archie's "Worlds Collide" is at an end. Because the story wove through the Mega Man, Sonic Universe, and Sonic the Hedgehog comics, we were blessed with three chapters per mon...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 07.30.2013

Sonic is too fast for Ocarina of Time

Vinesauce is at it again! On our previous trip through Ocarina of Time, Hyrule was transformed into a glitch-ridden nightmare hole. This time, Vinny used a special mod to play the game as the supersonic hedgehog Sonic. Or "S...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 07.30.2013

Sonic Lost World's 'aggressive' language is exactly that

It wasn't terribly long ago that we got regular laughs out of Entertainment Software Board ratings. When reading a summary of a videogame mostly free of context, silliness is bound to crop up. The rating for Sonic Lost World ...

Jordan Devore

7:30 AM on 07.29.2013

I would totally play a first-person Sonic the Hedgehog

Many people who know me are aware that one of my favorite franchises of all time is Jumping Flash. There's something about the way those games handle first-person platforming that's just magical, and as an experience, it's p...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 07.23.2013

Impressions: Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide #7-9

In the first three issues of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog / Mega Man mini-series "Worlds Collide," Sonic and Mega Man crossed paths for the requisite "hero crossover battle." In the second three issues, they invaded Eggman and...

Tony Ponce

2:00 AM on 07.22.2013

I recommend World War Blue, the console wars manga

WHAT!? Manga!? On my Destructoid homepage!? What is this, Japanator!? Checking the shelves at Barnes & Noble this weekend, I happened upon a manga I had never heard called World War Blue. It caught my interest, so I flipp...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 07.19.2013

Sega 3D Classics confirmed for eShop in NA and Europe

Those 3D Classics from Sega couldn't stay in Japan forever. The publisher's line of enhanced eShop titles has been confirmed for release in North America and Europe and will become available soon. Always with the "soon." Here...

Jordan Devore