SHQ has received a lot of various "rumors" over the years. Mostly in the past. Considering it's now been over 10 years since these "reports" were submitted, I figured to shed some light on a few. I won't be showing the names. Just the title and content. These were all submitted to SHQ's older news feed.
Sega held their Sonic 25th anniversary party at the House of Blues in San Diego last night. As expected, there were many announcements. Two of which were new games.
Sonic Runners is coming to a close pretty soon. On July 27 at 9AM UTC. (5AM EDT, 2AM PDT) the servers for the game will be shut down and you will no longer be able to play the game. At All! The app requires a constant connection so even when July 27 comes and goes, while the app will still remain on your device, it will likely throw an error.
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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.
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!)
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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:
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.