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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

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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Mario in Sonic mod
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Mario goes fast in this impressive Sonic Generations mod

TRUST ME AND WE WILL ESCAPE FROM THE CITYYY. One time, City Escape lyrics prompted me to unbundle my disconnected GameCube, set it up, play City Escape, and then put it all away, but the most interesting part of that story is the one rando...   read

 
 
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The Wizard

I wanted to be The Wizard

When I was a kid in the ancient days of the early ‘90s I was part of a church youth group. Obviously this was before I morphed into a surly, foul-mouthed teen (and then an even more profane adult). Every year the youth group would par...   read

 
 
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SEGA sez: New Sonic to be 'inspired by how it played in its heyday'

Earlier this year, SEGA issued a bold apology. The company apologized for accidentally naming its Halloween character "Boob" instead of "Boo." Even earlier in the year, SEGA made another apology for how shit Sonic games have been recently a...   read

 
 
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Sonic Wii VC

Sonic games are being removed from the Wii Virtual Console

The digital revolution has its conveniences. For instance, I tend to jump into FPS games randomly, playing a few rounds before moving on to the next one. Being able to do this instantly is great, and I don't necessarily need to own the...   read

 
 
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Sonic Adventure
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Do you prefer Sonic Adventure 1 or 2?

It looks like I sparked a discussion yesterday in my recent article on Sonic Adventure 2's twisted backstory. I drew a line in the sand between the first Sonic Adventure and the sequel, and a debate started up, comparing both titles. I...   read

 
 
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Sonic Adventure 2
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Learn the twisted backstory behind Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Adventure 2 is a pretty strange game. I remember playing it for the first time with my cousin, plugging away at multiplayer for 10 hours straight. For that reason, I've always had a soft spot for the Adventure sequel, even ...   read

 
 
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Sonic's 'Boob'

Sega apologizes for Sonic Runners 'Boob' boner

Someone at Sega made a helluva typo, accidentally naming a character in Sonic Runners' seasonal Halloween stage "Boob" instead of "Boo," which prompted this apology: "In the current 'Halloween Special Stage' event, the character 'Boo' has b...   read

 
 
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@midnight

We were on Comedy Central last night for the best reason

Well, this is something that happened. Your favorite robot was on @midnight with Chris Hardwick last night. As our former video wizard Bill Zoeker tweeted "If Destructoid were going to be shown on television, this would be why." T...   read

 
 
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Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom Season 2 is coming, you can't stop it

As far as Sonic cartoons go, the Sonic Boom show actually isn't bad -- hell, it's way more entertaining than the games themselves. For those of you who do enjoy it, you're going to get more of it, as distributor LER has confirmed recen...   read

 
 
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Sonic Dash 2
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Sonic Boom rides again in Sonic Dash 2, out this week

Not to be confused with the microtransaction-stuffed Sonic Runners, Sonic Dash was actually a decent little Temple Runner clone released in 2013. Now it's seeing its second release in the form of Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom. Yes, th...   read

 
 
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More Sonic on PC

Sonic Lost World heads to PC next month

Sega is bringing Sonic Lost World to PC on November 2, 2015. It's priced at $29.99 and the NiGHTS-infused Nightmare Zone, a stage available as DLC for the Wii U version, is included. In his 2013 review for Destructoid, Jim Sterling said Los...   read

 
 
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Clickhole
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Hilarious Clickhole video parodies remedial Anita Sarkeesian videos

In an era where every single game has to be inclusive, lest the pitchforks come out, Clickhole has provided a breath of hilarious fresh air. In a clear effort to parody Anita Sarkeesian (right down to the voice and delivery), this video ta...   read

 
 
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Sonic
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Rare Sonic arcade game coming to a PC near you

Back in 1991, when Sega was helping Energizer and Duracell achieve record profits, probably, the company released Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car, a Japanese arcade game targeted at children. In the years since release, when my Game Gear jo...   read

 
 
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Sonic Boom delay

New Sonic Boom delayed over quality concerns

Sega has hit the brakes on Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, postponing the Nintendo 3DS exclusive's launch date to give developer Sanzaru Games additional time to polish and improve the experience. The publisher says "it’ll be ready w...   read

 
 
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Sonic Worlds
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Fangame Sonic Worlds is looking really impressive with its latest release

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Sonic games. Sonic the Hedgehog was the first game I ever played, and ever since then I’ve liked pretty much every one of them I’ve played (I maintain Sonic R and Sonic Heroes&n...   read

 
 
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Sonic on Piggy Island
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Sonic's next adventure takes him to Piggy Island

Something has happened to Sonic. It's been happening for years. Sonic is a weird porn figure, the subject of countless adolescent Deviantart drawings and erotic fan-fics by kids still figuring themselves out. Also, us, when we celebrated So...   read

 
 
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Sonic

Sonic Dreams Collection: Mascots, legacy, and audience perception

Most of the critical discussion on Sonic Dreams Collection up until this point has been largely focused on it as an unexpectedly odd curio, and with good reason. An unusual mix of Sonic fan fiction crossed with Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, the ...   read

 
 
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amiibo skins

Sonic, Splatoon, Pit amiibo costumes surface in Super Mario Maker

[Update: more pictures are available in the gallery below, like Waluigi.] It's no surprise that the sprawling Super Mario Maker supports Nintendo's amiibo toys -- we saw Wii Fit Trainer show up in-game a few months ago. All the amiibo are s...   read

 
 
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Sonic Classic Collection

Crazy Taxi 4 pitch revealed by former SEGA employee

Released back in 2010 for the Nintendo DS, the Sonic Classic Collection was a let down. It only contained a select few games (and removed multiplayer options), whereas other collections like Sonic Mega Collection had many more tit...   read

 
 
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