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04.30.12

Kart racers are usually a dime a dozen, especially back in the old days, when it seemed like every gaming company wanted to make its own version to capitalize on the popularity of the Mario Kart games.  But Sega did it quite effectively several months back with Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, a smorgasbord of racing goodness stemming multiple characters and tracks inspired by various Sega classics, including the House of the Dead, Samba de Amigo and more.  The formula worked extremely well for both the company and players, so it should be no surprise that the long-rumored sequel was finally announced today.

03.26.12

Once upon a time, we had game consoles that didn’t connect to the Internet, provide online global rankings or even go “above and beyond” when it came to graphics.  This was during the heyday of the Sega Genesis, a console that, from the early 90’s onward, dominated the game universe for some time.  Kudos to Sega for not only making a capable game console, but also a library to back it up, ranging from action games to sports titles to unique fare like Gunstar Heroes and Toejam and Earl.  If you somehow missed out on this generation, don’t fret, because Sega is bringing it to yet another platform.

02.27.12

BARCELONA -- On the first day of Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona, SEGA showed Sonic the Hedgehog for the first time on a tablet powered by NVIDIA's quad core Tegra 3. Called Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode II, the new mobile game will launch some time in the Spring this year. It will come out first exclusively for NVIDIA Tegra-powered smartphones and tablets in NVIDIA's Tegra Zone before rolling out onto other Android devices after. We got a first hand look at the blue wonder doing his thing on the Tegra 3-powered Asus Transformer Prime tablet in this exclusive video.

10.23.11

OK, for the most part, Sonic the Hedgehog games for this generation have sucked.  While Sonic Colors wasn't half bad, the other games, Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Unleashed, left a bad taste in our mouths.  Even the promising 2-D Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 couldn't turn the tide in his favor.  But now it looks like that will all wash away next week when Sonic Generations releases.  Sega and Sonic Team are relying on the classic flavor of the series, while still making the gameplay fans can easily relate to.

10.11.11

Sega's attempts to bring back Sonic the Hedgehog in a whole new light have been bungled at best.  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 was all right, but a bit too short considering its $15 price tag and large amount of hype.  The original Sonic the Hedgehog rebirth was unquestionably bad, due to poor platforming segments and a rather questionable relationship with a human girl.  And Sonic Unleashed didn't do the brand any favors, thanks to an annoying new character and Sonic's poor Were-hog stages.  But now, this year, it looks like Sega's finally getting it right, simply by going back to basics.

08.21.11
The summer is the season that everyone looks forward to... except gamers. Summertime has a reputation of being the worst time to be a gamer, as little to no quality games come out during this 90-day period. The main conception is that everyone will be spending a lot of their time on vacation, whether at the beach or perhaps in another part of the world. Luckily, that period of time is coming to an end as plenty of quality games are coming out, starting with Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
08.19.11

Seeing characters do guest appearances in cross-over games is becoming more of a common theme these days, and Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario are no strangers to that.  After years of fighting on their separate consoles, Sega and Nintendo settled their differences, working on joint projects that included both characters in the Olympic Games series, as well as Super Smash Bros. Brawl.  Now Sonic will once again be stopping by Mario's world, this time in one of his biggest titles to date.

07.12.11
With Sonic celebrating his 20th anniversary this year, it's hard not to reminisce about some of our favorite Sonic the Hedgehog experiences over the years. Sonic Generations will be featuring several levels throughout Sonic's travels going all the way back to the very first game on the Sega Genesis. This game got me thinking about some of my favorite past levels in the franchise. So, I decided to make a list of my top 5 classic Sonic levels of all time, going all the way up to Sonic & Knuckles. These levels have been chosen for the levels themselves, and not the fights with Dr. Robotnik at the end.
06.24.11
With Sonic celebrating his 20th anniversary this year, Sega gives gamers the chance to do so with the release of Sonic Generations, a new game that will have him revisit several levels from his lengthy career. But while talking about some of our favorite levels from the Sonic the Hedgehog games, it's hard not to wax nostalgic on some of our other favorite Sega Genesis games. So while we're in the mood to reminisce about our favorite Genesis games, let's take a look at 5 games that really should be remade for this current generation.
06.23.11
As if Sonic's birthday couldn't have been a big blast as it is, rumors over what the full level list of Sonic Generations are popping up. A few people took some extra time to feed their curiosity over the new game by hacking into the demo's code to see what they could find. What they did manage to find were files inside the code named after several stages in the various Sonic the Hedgehog games, and are believed to be the levels we will see in Sonic Generations.
06.23.11
If you have the time today, go out and buy a birthday cake and light it up with 20 candles as Sonic the Hedgehog officially turns 20 today! It was just like yesterday he made his debut on the Sega Genesis, but time surely has flied by fast. But as opposed to you buying him a present, Sega gives gamers the gift as they officially announce the release of the Sonic Generations demo. However, it's available only for a limited time!
06.14.11
Sonic the Hedgehog will be turning 20 years old this year after making his debut on the Sega Genesis back in 1991. As Mario's #1 rival, Sonic has enjoyed quite a successful career on the Genesis, as well as other platforms further down the line. To celebrate the anniversary, Sega's gift to gamers is Sonic Generations, a game where Sonic travels back in time and speeds alongside his former self in some of Sonic's most memorable levels throughout his career. A few more screenshots have been released, showing off the remastered Green Hill Zone in all of its beauty.
06.09.11
Sonic has been racing across many levels and taking down enemy robots for 20 years now, starting with the Sega Genesis and all the way up to the current consoles we have today. He has battled against the likes of Dr. Robotnik, also known as Dr. Eggman, numerous times, yet he always comes up with a new plan. However, Sonic will be facing a different enemy this time around in Sonic Generations. In this exclusive video interview, Partick Riley, Director of International Product Development, Sega of America, tells us about Sonic's revisiting of previous levels throughout his history.
04.18.11

 A few weeks ago, Sega had released a new trailer of an upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog title on his official Facebook page. The trailer featured him running through the Green Hill Zone and at one point the modern Sonic joins with the Sonic model of old, known as "chubby Sonic" to many. Sega has announced that this is all part of a new title called Sonic Generations that will span across several levels throughout the years.

04.07.11

 If you had a Sega Genesis back in the day, you must've played Sonic the Hedgehog at some point. He was Sega's upcoming mascot that served as a good rival to Mario. He had tons of speed to propel him through loop-de-loops and fought many battles against Dr. Robotnik. Throughout the years we have seen a number of Sonic the Hedgehog releases on multiple platforms. This year will commemorate 20 years since it all started, and to celebrate, a new trailer has been released for what looks to be a new release!