A bit of a softball, innit?
Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We want to them work on their pitch game until they're at Bumgarner levels and we want to take advantage of the the horrible, ho...
Boom, there it is
Recently, there have been rumors going around that Sega would be leaving the console market and only releasing games for mobile devices. Takashi Iizuka, the Sonic Team lead, put that rumor to rest in an interview with 4g...
Got the world in my wingspan
Originally billed as another crossover of the Sonic and Mega Man universes in the vein of their Worlds Collide storyline, Archie Comics' upcoming Worlds Unite crossover is shaping up to be so much more. Not only will Sonic an...
Canceled for being too extreme
The titled epitome of '90s raditude done in by hubris, Sonic X-Treme, was meant to be the first full 3D Sonic -- a Mario 64 colleague -- and the first of SEGA's star series for its Saturn system. Like so many subsequent 3D S...
[Update: we now have the full image available in the gallery below.]
This year, Sega and Capcom will join forces yet again in a Mega Man meets Sonic Archie comic crossover. This time is billed as 'Worlds Unite,' which wi...
Crazy Sonic defect amiibo
This one doesn't look like my dog Hook, but it might go for even more money
We've seen some real twisted amiibo toys before -- remember this? -- but this one really takes the chili dog. The Sonic amiibo is in various stages of availability this week and already it has its own priceless defe...
It looks good if the microtransactions don't ruin it
"It looks good if the microtransactions don't ruin it." Why do I get my hopes up for Sonic games? Am I part of the dreaded "Sonic Cycle?" Sometimes. Every so often DIMPS or Sonic Team will crank out a good game like Gen...
It's still $300 though
First 4 Figures has released a ton of great-looking statues, and now it has moved on to another Sonic piece. Its newest creation involves Sonic, Tails, and the iconic Tornado plane -- a scene that retro gamers likely have bur...
The Big Game, baby! What games are you playing to ignore it?
Ah, the Big Game. The NFL championship. The Big Gambino. I'm just sitting here enjoying a brewski and last night's pizza watching big men beat up on each other and it's pretty good. Of course, like usual, I'm sitting beside t...
Why is it a mystery?
Sonic Boom recently got a huge patch on Wii U. Like 1GB huge, and developer Big Red Button wouldn't tell anyone what was in it.
Fans have surmised some of the contents, but the hunt is still on for other changes. One of the ...
Fans figured out what's in it
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was a messy game, and it's taken far too long to patch it. After weeks of waiting though European fans have finally gotten a fix of sorts (it's not out yet in the US), but the problem is Sega hasn't ...
After the poor showings of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal, where does the Sonic franchise go from here? In your pocket, apparently. The next installment has been revealed, and it's Sonic Runners,&nb...
For Worlds Unite
Free Comic Book Day will arrive yet again in May 2015, where you can go to select local shops and pick up an assortment of free literature. Traditionally Archie has gotten into the event with their Mega Man and Sonic&nbs...
We already knew that a "Worlds Unite" storyline was coming for Archie Comics' Mega Man and Sonic lines, but now we have a little more information as to what it entails. As revealed by IGN, Mega Man X and Sonic ...
While Sonic Boom on the Wii U has its issues, there are also some redeeming qualities. Co-op is enjoyable, the platforming is pretty fun, and the 2D sections aren't bad. With a few more months in the oven and more polish, it could have ultimately been a decent Sonic title.
Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the 3DS version of Sonic Boom. There's almost nothing redeeming about it.
It has all of your favorite friends in it, like The Incredible Hulk
As a character, Sonic gets a bad rap these days. No matter what is announced, I can practically hear the collective groaning from my desk. Like any popular franchise with consecutive releases, some of them are going to be goo...
Used to be Sonic games would at least let you stand in shin-high, Interstellar water. I stood in a lot of low water tending to my chao homies in their gardens (Dark Garden for life). This series was so much be...
Ah, Sonic Boom. I'm just in it for the laughs. I checked out after Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Heroes.
Did you know I actually missed the Janet Jackson Super Bowl nipple slip because I left at halftime to go pla...
No Wii U demo though
Nintendo has announced that the demo for Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, the 3DS edition of the Sonic Boom series, is now available.
Full disclosure -- we haven't obtained a review copy yet for either version, and I hear we're not alone. At the very least, the demo for the 3DS game can give you some idea of what to expect.
'90s commercials, go!
Although I know it's not cool to like Sonic in just about every context, this new commercial for Sonic Boom is pretty cute. It basically involves Sonic and his crew rescuing a cat in real life in over-the-top fashion, which reminds me of the gloriously cheesy '90s commercials I grew up with.
I'm half-expecting Crash Bandicoot to jump out and say "booyah grandma!" at any point.
Green Hill Zone
The San Francisco Giants are getting in the "Green Hill Zone" for tonight's game against the St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reported that the Giants are taking batting practice to So...
Sonic-themed hip hop exists. Check out Zone Runners, a game music-inspired hip hop trio that just released their debut album of Sonic the Hedgehog type tunes. They run through a number of zones over the 11-track release, with...
The second collaboration
Sonic and Mega Man already did the crossover thing with Archie Comics' Worlds Collide storyline, but they are returning yet again in "Worlds Unite." More details will be revealed at New York Comic Con, but for now we kno...
On Cartoon Network
Before we get Sonic Boom for Wii U and Sonic Boom for 3DS, we'll be getting a Sonic Boom cartoon. Said cartoon will arrive on November 8th on Cartoon Network, with 11 minute shows on a weekly basis.
You can ge...
Gotta go fast!
I hate missing New York Comic-Con. This is only the second one I've missed. I'm missing out on the Sonic Boom Rides in New York, provided by Sega, Chevrolet, and Uber. Imagine jetting around New York in a Sonic-themed ride? I...
Gotta go fast!
In a year when so many titles have been delayed, Sega is bucking trends. The rogue publisher has announced plans to actually hasten the release of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Quelle surprise!
The Wii U action platformer will now cross the finish line a week early, launching on November 11 alongside its Nintendo 3DS companion, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
In addition to the smaller ones
The Sonic / Mega Man: Worlds Collide comic was pretty much everything I expected it to be. It was a perfect combination of two of my childhood icons, and it was enjoyable to read from start to finish.
Although there have...
I really wish I were going now
If you're headed to PAX Prime this weekend, first of all, I'm jealous and you should take me with you. Second, you should hit up the Sega booth, where you can get friendly with hands-on demos of Alien: Isolation, Sonic Boom: ...
Amy pillow not included
Starting August 25, anyone who pre-orders Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U from Amazon will receive a exclusive character costume pack that can be used in the game. Fans who pre-order will receive a code to unlock the ...
I think I'd just go buy them instead of make them
I'm not sure why Sonic's favorite food is chili dogs, but whatever. Rosanna Pansino, star of my favorite videogame cooking show Nerdy Nummies, has created a Sonic-themed meal here in the form of Sonic chili dogs with onion r...