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Go behind the scenes with Sonic Mania Adventures

In recent months, leading up to the anticipated release of Sonic Mania Plus, a fun series of short cartoons were commisioned hyping the blue blur and his chums. Sonic Mania Adventures was a return to the 'toons of old; short, funny, colourf...

 
 
 
 
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(Update) Sonic Mania Plus launches worldwide in July

[Update: As predicted, Sega's new trailer for Sonic Mania Plus confirms a July release date. The game will launch July 17 in the West and July 19 in Japan. Physical editions will include a cool Mega Drive-style reversible cover and mini art...

 
 
 
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Why physics matter so much to Sonic games

Speed is considered the key trait of Sonic’s gameplay. The thrill of blazing through landscapes and the challenge to quickly complete stages is almost always a selling point for his games. This past decade, his speed has been amped up...

 
 
 
 
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A 2017 GOTY list that doesn't include PUBG

Listen, I don't have anything against PUBG, other than maybe the name is too long and obnoxious and the abbreviation is equally frustrating to say, I just don't....care about it. I don't even own the game or have any desire to. I've played ...

 
 
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Dr. Robotnik's Christmas party triggers me

If you're spending this Boxing Day morning picking up after friends, family, or perhaps yourselves, then take heart in the fact that gaming's greatest tyrants are suffering alongside you.In a new skit released by Sega to celebrate the festi...

 
 
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Bloggers Wanted: The gift of fanfic

Fan fiction. These two words, hair-raising to the average individual, nonetheless apply to a variety of things that do appeal to a large audience. Between the oddity of the Frasierverse, to these confusing Minecraft books for kids, to the r...

 
 
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These Sonic Funko toys gotta go somewhere fast

I know Funko Pop! toys get a bad rap, but I never quite saw what the problem was. Eye read folks' bad views of them on Twitter and the like, but I just don't perceive any issues. Sonic the Hedgehog had a series released before, but those we...

 
 
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Nintendo Pro: Sonic Mania

Sonic and crew are back as well, perfectly curated into a 16-bit throwback for the Switch! Sonic Mania is one among many nostalgia kicks for the ever so glorious new platform, which is totally rad... but I don’t know, can you not hel...

 
 
 
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Sonic Mania contains tribute to game modder who passed away

The critically acclaimed and fan-pleasing Sonic Mania title features a tribute to a deceased member of the Sonic the Hedgehog modding community.Lava Reef Zone's stunt-jumpin' boss Heavy Rider is a mace wielding knight who attacks the player...

 
 
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Fans angry at Sonic Mania's Steam DRM requirements

Sonic Mania has burst onto the scene to heaps of praise from critics and the community, who have suffered terrible games featuring the blue blur for decades now. Something to celebrate, at long last.It's not all roses in Green Hill Zone how...

 
 
 
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Sonic Mania intro running on stock Sega Genesis hardware

Sick as a dog today but I had to take a moment to post this. My buddy Ken Horowitz, author of Playing at the Next Level: A History of American Sega Games and owner of Sega fansite Sega-16 posted a video featuring a ROM made for Sega Genesis...

 
 
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Speed past your friends in Sonic Mania's competition mode!

With how popular split-screen gaming used to be in the retro days, its crazy that Sonic never really had a competitive multiplayer mode outside of Sonic 2 and 3. I have a lot of memories of wanting a full on co-op experience like that, tink...

 
 
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The future of Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces are coming out in a couple of months and the success of either (or both) will be a serious deciding factor in the continuing direction of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Sonic has had a tough go of it the last...

 
 
 




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