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Sonic's 25th Anniversary!

by Lighthead

It's interesting isn't it?

It's a testament to the oldness feeling and it's very real.

It feels like just yesterday it was Sonic's 10th Anniversary, celebrating with Sonic Adventure 2. I remember getting that along with the collector's edition which had that nifty coin. (Unfortunately now I can't find it). 

We then celebrated Sonic's 15th anniversary with Sonic 06. AHEM, moving on...

For the 20th anniversary we got a treat with Sonic Generations.

Now here we are with today being Sonic's 25th anniversary. We don't have a game announcement yet but that's expected to be next month. I think everyone is in agreement that Sega should in no way rush the development of this game. You may be asking however, did Sega drop us anything? There is this nifty retrospective they posted on their youtube found below.

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Site Optimizations

by Lighthead

We've made several site optimizations across the site over the last week or so. The music section most notably looks better and the entire site as a whole should render better on mobile devices. It's still not perfect though. (Nearly 40% of our traffic is mobile!)

Please let us know any features you would like to see!

Groupees Archie Comics Bundle

by Rabid Rodent

The bundle site Groupees is running an Archie comics bundle, including the likes Sonic, Mega Man, and, well, Archie. It'll be running for two weeks as of this writing. Bonuses for the $1 tier will be unlocked along the way as more bundles are sold.

The $1 tier includes:

  • Sonic Boom #1
  • Sonic Boom #2
  • Sonic Boom #3
  • Sonic Boom #4
  • Sonic Boom #5

The $10 tier includes:

  • Sonic: Genesis
  • Sonic Comics Spectacular: Speed of Sound

The $20 tier includes:

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Huffington Post on Michael Jackson and Sonic 3

by Rabid Rodent

One of the biggest mysteries shrouding Sonic history is Michael Jackson's work in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack. While it was hypothesized he was involved in some way, there are conflicting reports about why he departed and whether his music survived the final release.

Well, the Huffington Post recently published a rather nice article regarding all that, titled The Michael Jackson Video Game Conspiracy.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection coming to America

by Rabid Rodent

This is the second collection released in Japan, now coming to America under the name Sega 3D Classics Collection.  It's set for release on April 26 for just $30.

It contains five arcade games (Fantasy Zone II W, Galaxy Force II, Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Thunder Blade), two Genesis games (Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog), plus two Master System games (Fantasy Zone II, Maze Walker).

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