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Sega reveals list of mobile games pulled for quality concerns


No longer a mystery
May 18
Earlier this month Sega let us know that they would be pulling a number of games from the Android and iOS marketplaces for "quality concerns." Now we know exactly what those games are. While you can get a full look at the lis... read
Sonic short film

Sonic lets Robotnik die in this sad short film


I'll never call him Eggman
May 14
I've seen a lot of disturbing Sonic the Hedgehog content online, but this one is probably my favorite. A boy dressed as Sonic wanders around his town looking for adventure until he spots a very Dr. Robotnik-looking fellow wi... read
Modern Super Sonic

I'm seriously considering buying this 'Modern Super Sonic' figure


Haha, modern Sonic
May 06
First 4 Figures has another Sonic toy up its sleeve -- the Modern Super Sonic. For $224.99 (or $249.99 for the light-up version) you too can own another Sonic figure, all-juiced up with the Chaos Emeralds set to the tune of t... read
Sonic X-treme POV

Sonic X-treme POV build leaked, releasing publicly


First time ever shown
May 06
For the first time ever, footage of the Point of View developed version of Sonic X-treme is being shown publicly, running on Sega Saturn hardware to boot. This build is going to be released for download on May 6, so if you'v... read
Sega not at E3

Sega continues to wind down relevancy, won't have an E3 booth


Japan's gaming giants lumber off
May 05
As a business, Sega is doing fine. It has two mobile games that, on their own, each turn over $5 million a month. That's to say nothing of Sega's succesful non-gaming businesses. The company's projected revenue forecast on th... read
Sonic

Forget Sonic Boom, this is what the next Sonic should really be


Just look at him, so cute
Apr 23
For those that have lost faith that a proper Sonic game will ever come out again, please feel comforted in the fact that with videos like these, there is always hope. Honestly, wouldn't you rather play a game that looks like this than the horrors of Sonic Boom? [Image] read
Smash Bros. movie

Sony wants to make Smash Bros. and other Nintendo IPs into movies


'PlayStation All-Stars who?' - says Sony
Apr 17
Leaked e-mails have revealed that Sony Pictures wants to make movies based on various videogame series including many Nintendo properties such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and odd... read
Gross Sonic statue

Make an unholy shrine to Sonic out of bones


Preferably chicken bones, but whatever works
Apr 06
In this episode of Craft Lab, hosts Anna Akana and Greg Aronowitz craft a Sonic the Hedgehog statue partially out of chicken bones. It's cut down the middle to show his insides. Eww. If I went into someone's home and saw one of these on display, I wouldn't expect to leave alive. Would've been less creepy if they had kept Sonic's legs nice and lanky. read
SEGA Steam sale

Steam SEGA Super Bundle gives you $370 worth of games for $80


There are also a bunch of separate bundles if only certain things interest you
Mar 27
Sega is sailing onto Steam with sales this sweekend. On this page you'll find a general list of things on sale. It is deceptive because a $2.50 Jet Set Radio or a $6.80 Valkyria Chronicles share as much screen space as the "S... read
Sanic the Hegehog

Dang, someone got this Sanic amiibo before I could


Snagged!
Mar 17
I've highlighted some custom amiibo in my time, but nothing like this. Nothing like Sanic. "I originally made this for a good friend," wrote designer Alltheapplesdoubled, "but I would love to have an army of Sanics running a... read
GDC VIDEO

Escalator Pitch: Would you shell out for Sonic 2?


A bit of a softball, innit?
Mar 03
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... read
Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Team lead plans to continue making Sonic for consoles


Boom, there it is
Mar 01
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... read
Sega/Capcom crossover

Sega-Capcom crossover comic 'Worlds Unite' features characters we haven't seen in years


Got the world in my wingspan
Feb 26
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... read
Sonic X-Treme

Fans cobble together playable demo for abandoned Sonic X-Treme


Canceled for being too extreme
Feb 26
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... read
Archie

Archie's Mega Man and Sonic 'Worlds Unite' crossover will be bigger than we thought


More characters
Feb 24
[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... read
Crazy Sonic defect amiibo

It's been out a day and this Sonic amiibo is the biggest defect yet


This one doesn't look like my dog Hook, but it might go for even more money
Feb 21
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... read
Sonic Runners

Finally, a Sonic Runners trailer with all gameplay


It looks good if the microtransactions don't ruin it
Feb 19
"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... read
Sonic the Hedgehog

This $300 Sonic the Hedgehog statue looks amazing


It's still $300 though
Feb 12
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... read
The Big Game, baby!

Sonic, nipple slips, and Super Bowl gaming memories


The Big Game, baby! What games are you playing to ignore it?
Feb 01
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... read
Sonic Boom

Fans continue to uncover the secrets of Sonic Boom mystery patch


Why is it a mystery?
Jan 28
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 ... read
Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom Wii U gets a massive 1GB mystery patch


Fans figured out what's in it
Jan 19
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 ... read
Sonic

Sonic Runners dashes to mobile in 2015 »\_(ツ)_/»


Because Sonic
Dec 29
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... read
Mega Man

Mega Man and Sonic are lined up for Free Comic Book Day again


For Worlds Unite
Dec 22
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... read
Sonic Boom

The Sonic Boom universe will show up in the Mega Man comic


Hmmm
Dec 15
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 ... read
Sonic bust
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. read feature

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... read feature

blublublublublublub

Sonic Boom can be hilarious without game-breaking bugs


blublublublublublub
Nov 12
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... read
Well...alright then

Sonic Boom's game-breaking bugs are delightfully anticlimactic


Well...alright then
Nov 10
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... read
Sonic Boom

Go try the Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal demo now on 3DS


No Wii U demo though
Nov 06
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. read
Sonic

Sonic and friends save a real life cat in this Sonic Boom commercial


'90s commercials, go!
Nov 04
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. read
SPORTS!

The Giants are pumping Sonic music at batting practice


Green Hill Zone
Oct 16
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... read

Zone Runners: Sonic-themed hip hop


This exists
Oct 13
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... read






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