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Impressions: Sonic Lost World Yoshi's Island Zone photo
Impressions: Sonic Lost World Yoshi's Island Zone
by Chris Carter

Nintendo surprised us all with a special announcement for Sonic Lost World -- the Wii U edition of the game will be getting two new Nintendo-centric DLC stages.

While the pricing model hasn't been revealed on the second add-on (which is strongly hinted as a Zelda stage), the first pack, the Yoshi's Island Zone, is completely free.

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8:21 AM on 12.18.2013

Sonic Lost World getting amazing new Nintendo DLC

[Update: check out our full impressions piece of the DLC here.] At this morning's Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced a brand new piece of Sonic Lost World DLC that's exclusive to the Wii U. The game is getting a "Yo...

Chris Carter

10:45 AM on 12.17.2013

Sonic 2 on iOS has hidden controller support

Sega has released a new iOS update of Sonic 2 recently, and it's pretty amazing. This version is essentially the definitive port of the game, with a finished Hidden Palace Zone -- a level that's never been fully playable...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 12.11.2013

Sonic 2 mobile remaster has long-lost Hidden Palace Zone

A remastered Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is launching on Android on December 13. It comes from the team that created the engine used in the excellent Sonic CD port from a few years ago. Even cooler, it will include a finished, playa...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 12.11.2013

Sonic Lost World gets a Wii U patch to make it easier

I never thought there was anything particularly difficult about Sonic Lost World on the Wii U, but apparently some people out there don't agree. As a result, SEGA has rolled out a fan-centric patch that allows you to ear...

Chris Carter



Play Sonic Racing Transformed for free this weekend photo
Play Sonic Racing Transformed for free this weekend
by Jordan Devore

One of the best kart racers in years can be played for free this weekend on Steam. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is yours for the trying now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific.

If you like what you see, the full game is currently on sale for $4.99 until Monday at 10:00am Pacific. This version has a number of exclusive characters, including the Spy, Pyro, and Heavy from Team Fortress 2. (There's no beating Joe Musashi, though.)

Steam has had its fair share of good games going free for the weekend, but Transformed is one I urge all Sega fans to check out. It single-handedly rekindled my love of kart racing.

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1:00 AM on 11.13.2013

Mario & Sonic 2014 Olympics bundled with Wii Remote Plus

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is hitting the slopes later this week, arriving for Wii U in North America on November 15. Outside of the novelty of seeing Nintendo and Sega's mascots compete alongsid...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games photo
Review: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games
by Kyle MacGregor

The prospect of Mario and Sonic appearing side by side in the same videogame was once a near-unthinkable fantasy. But it happened. Thanks to the demise of Sega's console business, the bitter rivals eventually put aside their differences and joined forces to create a novel assemblage of Olympic sports minigames for the Nintendo Wii.

That was six years ago. In the interim the unlikely pairing has since spawned a biannual franchise with three entries across as many systems. And like clockwork, just in time for February's international competition, the iconic mascots have reared their heads for fourth.

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3:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Sonic Lost World crashes and burns in Japanese debut

Sonic Lost World scampered over to Japan the other week, but folks there haven't welcomed the blue hedgehog with open arms. Upon hearing the iconic speed demon was returning with another middling adventure, people everywhere ...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 10.21.2013

Sega mobile: Sonic 2, Rhythm Thief, Sonic & All-Stars

Sega has a line-up of five new mobile games they're preparing for launch, including  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed; Sonic The Hedgehog 2; Demon Tribe; Go Dance and Rhythm Thief &&n...

Dale North

10:00 PM on 10.18.2013

You have something in your eye, Dr. Robotnik

Oh yeah, we just found your new wallpaper thanks to Ian Wilding. Dr. Robotnik looks quite menacing here, if not a little annoyed thanks to Sonic the Hedgehog. What's that? You don't see Sonic? Look closer. Closer! Ian's art h...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Sonic Lost World photo
Review: Sonic Lost World
by Jim Sterling

While it's still popular to suggest Sonic the Hedgehog hasn't had a decent game in decades, this generation alone has at least shown significant improvements. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 was an enjoyable, if controversial game, while Sonic Generations remains a genuinely great experience that finally nailed the 3D gameplay Sonic Team's been so thoroughly challenged by. 

Unfortunately, Sonic Team's biggest struggle is with its need to constantly reinvent the Sonic formula, even after it's found something that works. Following Generations, we are already seeing a dramatic shift in style, this time to a game that scraps much of what has defined Sonic's 3D games, and embraced something far more akin to Mario's latter day console adventures. 

After years of rivalry against Nintendo, it's amusing to see Sonic Lost World liberally, shamelessly steal from Mario Galaxy. However, while Lost World isn't a patch on the Galaxy games, the art of theft works considerably in Sonic's favor. Indeed, this game may very well be onto something. 

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11:30 PM on 10.02.2013

There's a new Sonic cartoon in the works

Sonic is returning to television with Sonic Boom, the fifth Sonic TV series. This one is going to be CG animated, and is set to debut Fall 2014 on Cartoon Network. The target audience is ages 6 to 11, and is billed as an "act...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 AM on 10.02.2013

Sega of America hit with layoffs

Sega of America confirmed today an undisclosed number of layoffs, Venture Beat reports. A spokeswoman for the company had this to say: “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in orde...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 10.01.2013

WTF: Sonic Lost World's pre-order bonus is extra lives

Amazon has Sonic Lost World up for pre-order and what's the super special bonus you get for getting the game on Amazon? 25 extra lives. Let me repeat that: 25. Extra. Lives. What in the f*ck. Sonic Lost World [Amazon, via Sega Blog]

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Sonic's gotta go fast in these Smash 4 screens photo
Sonic's gotta go fast in these Smash 4 screens
by Tony Ponce

Sorry, I got a little carried away earlier today. Let's try again, shall we?

*AHEM*

Sonic is returning to the Smash series and will be trading blows with Mario as well as the other blue boy, Mega Man. Sonic vs. Mega Man... first the Archie crossover, now this. With this news and Mighty No. 9's hitting just about every single stretch goal, I've never been a happier gamer.

The Smash site has new screens of ol' Needlemouse, who's looking a lot sharper than in his Brawl days. You'll notice that there is a level based on Sonic Lost World, so that's gonna be fun. Also, please enjoy the short clip above, provided by Games HQ Media.

Sonic the Hedgehog [Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U]

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