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Sonic Team head helps clarify the Sonic 'Eggman' and Robotnik name situation

The early days of the wild west of localization are a fascinating beast. We've seen it with series like Final Fight and Mario, but one that isn't mentioned that often is Sonic -- particularly when it comes to the main villain's mo...   read

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Sonic turns 25 years old this week

It feels like yesterday, but the original Sonic the Hedgehog was released in North America 25 years ago on June 23. Growing up as a Nintendo man in elementary school, I was mostly able to experience Sonic at my friends' houses. It soun...   read

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Sonic Team

Sonic Team reconfirms the new Sonic game we all knew was happening

People knock on Sonic games, but like any series, they can be hit or miss. Okay so a few have been lackluster (Sonic 2006, both Boom games), but several, like Sonic Colors and Lost World are fine, and a few, like Generations, are ...   read

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Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice feels like it has already shown all its cards

It's no secret to anyone that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on the Wii U was not well received by critics or players. From buggy execution to slow and meandering gameplay, Sonic Boom in many ways exemplified what many long time fans have feared...   read

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(Update) Sega will have an E3 stream on June 15 that will unveil news for 'fans of Sonic the Hedgehog'

[Update: Ha! It's a contest for European Sonic fans to attend the San Diego 25th Anniversary Sonic party coming up in July. You need to send a video in on "why you're the biggest Sonic fan." Rules can be found here. Another announcement wil...   read

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is somehow out in a couple of months

IGN has the latest trailer for Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, the very real 3DS game that's coming in September. Just several months away it looks pretty inline with the last portable iteration, which is to say it's dull. I still recall b...   read

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Would you set up 56,653 dominoes just to honor Sonic?

What begins as a creepy effigy that wouldn't feel out of place in Helga's closet soon becomes an endearing, impressive display. TheDominoKing is at it again, this time with a series of domino-related artwork that pays homage to just ab...   read

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Tokyo is holding a party to celebrate Sonic's 25th Anniversary

If you happen to reside in Japan, Sega is holding a 25th Anniversary Sonic celebration on June 25 that you could feasibly get into. It'll be held at the Tokyo Joypolis, and will not take the place of the event that's already happening in Sa...   read

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Sonic Runners is running out of time

Sega has announced plans to close down Sonic Runners, the first mobile game from Sonic Team. The company ceased sales of the game's premium currency, Red Star Rings, yesterday, and will close down the rest of the game on July 27 at 9am UTC....   read

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Sonic Extreme
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Check out this prototype for a Sonic the Hedgehog skateboarding game

You've all heard of the cancelled Sonic X-treme (with its various spellings), but have you heard of the completely unrelated Sonic Extreme, a hoverboard game prototype that used assets from Sonic Heroes? Well, you have now. Check ...   read

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Hulu has exclusive streaming rights to the Sonic Boom cartoon

Sega has announced that they've given Hulu exclusive streaming rights to the Cartoon Network-based show Sonic Boom. "Later this month" every episode will be available on the service. The publisher touts that the series has been the "#1 or #...   read

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Video Game Hall of Fame

Six more titles made it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Can I get an extra-long drum roll, please? (Actually, you know what, let me fetch that. Here we go.) The Strong National Museum of Play has named the second batch of games for its World Video Game Hall of Fame: Grand Theft Auto III, The Leg...   read

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Big the Cat game

Sega's April Fools' joke is a playable Big the Cat browser game

Sega has been aggressively marketing with their "weird" and "that's so random!" angle for the past year, but this time I'm actually on board with it. For April Fools', they've released a Big the Cat game called Big's Big Fishing Adventure 3...   read

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Sonic Boom returns this September

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will launch on September 27, Sega announced today at South by Southwest. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive was initially supposed to release last year, but the publisher delayed the game last September with hopes that so...   read

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Mario & Sonic

Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics coming to Wii U this June

We've known Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is debuting on Nintendo 3DS on March 18 for a while now, but a specific launch date for the Wii U version has been up in the air. Until today, anyway. As part of today's Ninte...   read

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega and Sony are producing a Sonic movie, coming in 2018

What do you imagine a decent Sonic the Hedgehog film would look like? Fully animated, being able to properly utilise the many colourful and fantastic locations the games are known for? Maybe even a feature-length version of the frankly pret...   read

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The Sonic Twitter is hinting at something pretty huge

The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account is teasing something. If it isn’t just memes (which we’ve all come to expect from the Sonic Twitter), then it’s something potentially huge.   read

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NPR's Morning Edition had an Easter egg for us today

Growing up, NPR had an image of being mostly for stuffy old white people. Imagine my chagrin when I found myself listening to it regularly. I had become stuffy and old! Except, every now and then I catch hints of somebody behind the scenes ...   read

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's involvement in Sonic 3 & Knuckles has been detailed

For years now, it’s been rumoured that Michael Jackson at least partially wrote the soundtrack for Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Many of the songs in the game sound remarkably similar to some of Jackson’s: just compare Carnival Night ...   read

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Surprise! That Sega 'classic' announcement hype was Sega 3D Classics Collection

Remember when Sega said a new announcement was coming today, and that classic gaming fans should be excited? Well, I don't think you're going to be very excited. Sega has confirmed that it is indeed the Sega 3D Classics Collection for ...   read

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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games gets release date

My boys Mario and Sonic are back together again for yet another Olympic games game -- this time in Rio de Janeiro. For the fifth entry in the Mario & Sonic Do Sports For Some Reason series, the roster of playable characters is doubling...   read

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Big the Cat
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Sega teases plans for Sonic's 25th anniversary with Big the Cat

An image of the guys from Game Grumps holding a Big the Cat doll appeared on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter and Facebook pages today, along with the message, “We've got some pretty exciting stuff planned for the year, so stay...   read

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Review: Freedom Planet
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Review: Freedom Planet

Here at Destructoid, we don't often review games originally released well over a year ago, but we are making a special exception for Freedom Planet. With a sequel just announced, I discovered we never reviewed the original, one of the best ...   read

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Crush 40 let slip a 25th anniversary Sonic game is in the works

Jeez, it’s already been almost five years since the great Sonic Generations was released to celebrate the Blue Blur’s 20th anniversary. With the series’ 25th birthday rapidly approaching later this year, people have been w...   read

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Mario & Sonic
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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games amiibo functionality detailed

I still can't believe that Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games exists. If you would have told my younger self that both characters would be teaming up for not one, but multiple games, including Super Smash Bros., I wouldn'...   read

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