As our EIC Patrick Macias might say, 1996 is 2016. Thus we have a throwback infomercial-style ad for Sega's Sonic Mania collector's edition, which packs a download code for the game with a 12-inch statue and more. See if anything looks familiar in the commercial after the jump.
Ever wanted to cop Sonic's style? Sega and Drop Dead Clothing have collaborated on a special collection together that makes all previous Sonic merchandise look positively childish. Hit the jump for a preview!
Yesterday was the 25th anniversary party for Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sega celebrated by announcing two new games. First up is Sonic Mania, which takes the Blue Blur way back to his 16-bit style roots for another 2D platformer. You can see the trailer for that one and Project Sonic 2017 after the jump.
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY held a ceremony yesterday to welcome six games into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 features selections by a committee of journalists, scholars, and video game industry members, and choices are based on iconic status, longevity, geographical reach, and influence. Read on for more.
It seems people generally dig the Sonic Boom cartoon, but the video game outings haven't been received too well. Sega's next opportunity to change that will be with Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, and Sega set a release date of September 27 during their Sonic 25th anniversary panel at SXSW. More after the jump.
Hey, remember back in 2014 when Sony confirmed plans to work with Sega on a hybrid live-action/CG-animated Sonic the Hedgehog movie? It looks like that's still in the works according to an interview with Hajime Satomi, president and CEO of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc., over at The World Folio. More after the jump.
Sonic Adventure 2 originally launched on Sega Dreamcast back in 2001, and the Blue Blur's been through many ups and downs, mostly the latter, ever since. Whether you fondly remember the Dreamcast sequel or just find yourself fascinated by the franchise, the Did You Know Gaming? series is here to dig into some juicy trivia after the jump.
Even if you've played every single Sonic the Hedgehog game released, you probably haven't played Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car. That's because this rare game was only released in Japanese arcades in 1991, with no ports to follow. That makes the recent acquisition of an original arcade board something truly special, because now it will finally be playable as a ROM along with the next MAME release. More after the jump.
There were surely some fans of the Sonic Boom games, and those who count themselves as such will no doubt be dismayed to learn the Nintendo 3DS follow-up has been pushed back into next year. More after the jump.