The Sega Dreamcast was released 17 years ago today in the United States. A console defined by experimental games and features far ahead of the curve, it’s fair to say that the Dreamcast changed my life forever. It made me see what games could be. It lived up to the name; it was everything I dreamed of and more.
Sonic the Hedgehog has always struggled in 3D. From the picky camera of Sonic Adventure to Sonic Unleashed and its odd melee combat, Sega’s mascot has never quite gotten it right. Thankfully, fans are here to make it all better with Green Hill Paradise Act 2.
From Dragon Age’s darkspawn to Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head, video games have no shortage of terrifying foes. But there is a single enemy that is scarier than any of them. A formless, invisible beast that can never be stopped: Time.
This easter egg from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided paints a grim future for Sonic the Hedgehog. Deux Ex and Knuckles will be coming to a store near you in 2029.
Javier Culson is once again competing in the Olympic Games for Puerto Rico. And he is once again showing off his cleverly themed Olympic Sonic tattoo.
Announced this evening at a special event during San Diego Comic-Con, Sonic Mania back goes back to Sonic the Hedgehog’s roots again, only this time Sega’s got some top-tier retro talent coming with.
This evening at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. revealed the six game packs in Lego Dimensions’ seventh wave of content, including a level pack inspired by classic Sonic the Hedgehog, Marceline the Vampire Queen and a new Lego gateway build.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the first Sonic the Hedgehog game, and Tomy is celebrating with a group of plushies that recall a time when Sonic was pudgy, Dr. Robotnik was round and secondary characters were exciting additions.
Today on Highlight Reel we have new Dark Souls 3 PvP strategies, hedgehog costumes, Fallout Pac-Man and much more!
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be out for the 3DS on September 27. The release date was revealed at the SXSW 25th Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog panel along with a special Sonic Live event in San Diego on July 22, where it’s likely a new game will be announced.
One of the rarest Sonic games of all time is Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car, an arcade game for kids that was released in 1991. If you weren’t in Japan that year (so...pretty much all of us), you’ve probably never played it, as it has never been released again, ever, in any format.
While there’s not enough alcohol in the world to forget this scene, it’s my journalistic duty to remind you it exists.
One of the key creators of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, programmer extraordinaire and former long-term head of Sonic Team, Yuji Naka turns 50 on September 17. One minute for each ten years seems fair.
The flashing colored lights. The energy. The majesty of the keytar. Rush Coil’s Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill keytar performance is my new inspirational jam.
I’m not sure how to describe the last 20 minutes of my life, in which I played Sonic Dreams Collection, a compilation of “lost” (read: fake) Sonic the Hedgehog games that go to some truly messed up places.