Sonic Mania is a celebration, a digitized block party of blistering speeds and bright worlds. Sega’s decision to hand their famous mascot over to fan creators and artists has paid massive dividends, creating a game that is not just a welcome return to form but a raucous, delightful experience.
The PC version of Sonic Mania has been pushed back from August 15 to August 29. Announced during a live stream this morning, the PC version apparently requires further optimization. Steam preorder customers will get a copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog as compensation.
What better way to get fans ready for some newfangled old-school 2D Sonic the Hedgehog action than some newfangled old-school 2D animation?
For decades, Sonic the Hedgehog has inspired an obsessive fandom that’s been difficult to separate from the uneven quality of the games. Fans have created impressive art, music, and even games that pay tribute to the series and its characters. Some of these creations are so impressive, that SEGA brought on fans to…
Samples of the upcoming Sega Genesis Flashback console sent to media outlets last month had outdated firmware that caused game glitches, according to the manufacturer. It will send updated hardware to those outlets soon, it said.
Say the words “Jet Set Radio” to a fan and, once they stop smiling, they’ll tell you all about the game’s “vibe”, its music, its eccentric cast, the way it let them dabble in a little virtual tourism of the Japanese capital. On acid. Which is funny, because the game isn’t actually about any of those things. It’s about…
Remember that time Sonic cried because changes to the timeline caused his children to never be born? He had previously been king of the planet, but in the new timeline, Shadow the Hedgehog was actually king and had married Sonic’s longtime love interest, Princess Sally (Sonic the Hedgehog #166)?
Yakuza Kiwami’s latest gameplay trailer shows off fighting styles and arcades. A remake of the first game in the series, Kiwami has me excited to finally see where all the weirdness started but with, like, updated graphics and stuff. It’s coming to PS4 on August 29.
In April, we posted a video of Persona 5 running quite poorly on the PC via an emulator. Now, only a few months later, it’s looking fantastic.
The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has had its ups and downs, but in the fashion industry, he’ll always be an icon.
The Yakuza series’ merger of story, exploration and bone-breaking combat has made for some of the best games I’ve ever played, including this year’s wonderful Yakuza 0. Last week, at E3, I had hands-on time with Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the first game, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. It was awesome.
Total War : Warhammer II (aka Total Warhammer II) will arrive on PC September 28. Those who preorder the base game or the $150 Serpent God edition within the first week of availability get a free race pack for the original Total Warhammer.
The Football Manager series has a well-deserved reputation for knowing a lot about the sport it covers, to the point where its vast network of scouts are as respected as those working for actual professional clubs. But boy, even by those standards, Football Manager 2007 was on some crystal ball shit.
Years before Sega did what Nintendon’t the two gaming giants briefly went head to head in the newly discovered market of 3D gaming. It didn’t go very well for either of them.
Good Smile Company are going back to the Dreamcast days for a couple of upcoming figmas, with two figures based on Space Channel 5's Ulala.
2-D nostalgia bomb Sonic Mania will release this summer on August 15th. Pre-orders are available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You’ll also be able to play it on the Switch instead of that hacked Game Gear you’ve been working on.
The Innoventions pavilion at Epcot is still around, but it’s a bit blergh in 2017. In 1994, though, it was the future, and a big part of that was getting to enjoy Sega in its prime.