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Breaking News - The Official Sonic Sequel Confirmed!

by WB

During multiple speeches yesterday at the 9th Annual Toy and Interactive Entertainment Conference, Sega of America revealed a few interesting tidbits regarding the future of both their software line-up and their Online itinerary:

Peter Moore revealed that the Dreamcast is currently slated to have over 160 titles available by the end of the year 2000, which is a shot up from the previous estimate of 140 given by then COO Bernard Stolar earlier this year. Sega's Charles Bellfield informed IGN that several 3rd party developers attended the conference, where they gave analysts a peek at the future, with informal announcements regarding over a dozen yet-to-be revealed Dreamcast titles, though there is no word on what titles were show

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Dreamcast Sales Remain Red Hot!

by WB

The sales figures which have been mounting over the last few weeks are proof that the Dreamcast is a success in the United States. Mr. Moore, the Senior Vice President of Marketing at SOA stated recently that the public has already purchased exactly 750,862 units as of October 31. What does this mean? For Sega, it means great things, and greater possibilities. As we hinted at in an earlier article, the company has officially redrawn its sales expection for 1999 and increased it by 50%. Originally the company hoped to move one million units by the Christmas Holiday frenzy. Now that figure has sky-rocketed to 1,500,000!

Sega has not stopped there. Mr. Moore continues to go into detail, regarding the company's long-term forecast

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Petition Petition - Who's Got The Petition

by WB

In the wake of the Archie Knuckles cancellation, Sonic fans all from all over have gotten together to create a petition to try and help save the book and convince Archie that cancelling it was indeed a mistake - especially after the release of Sonic Adventure, a guaranteed sales booster. Headed by True Red - the "Save Our Knuckles" campaign" has just started and she needs as many signatures as she can to try and help save the book.

If you wish to try and bring back the Knuckles comic, click on any of the two banners below. Also feel free to use the banners on your website if you support the cause! Good luck Knuckles fans!

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Ken Penders To Post K2YL Preview?

by T2

Knuckles: 20 Years later is probaly the most anticipated Archie Sonic comic of 2000 aside from Sonic #100 and for good reason - supposedly not only is Knuckles supposed to have a daughter "Lara-Su", but this is considered to be the true sequel to the very first Super Special: Sonic: In Your Face - which featured one of the alternate futures where Sonic and Sally have two children.

Here's what Mr. Penders said in an e-mail sent to sonic fan sonic fan T2:

"I'm in the process of coloring the first few pages from the special, and I hope to have a sneak preview of K:20YL on my website later this month."

And when asked if Lara-Su will be shown in the preview: "You may or may not see her in the sneak prev

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Upcoming Sonic Adventure Online Contests From Sega!

by WB

The Dreamcast has brought a lot of new experiences to the console community, one of those being a stable gaming network. Saturn and even Genesis attempted to link gamers on the internet, but our beloved 128-bit box has been the most successful incarnation yet. Some of the new additions to the on-line family from Sega happens to be the "Sonic World Rankings" contest, the Sonic 2K competition, and special downloadable add-ons for special occasions like the Halloween "Tremble Park" from a few days ago.

Charles Bellfield, director of marketing communications at SOA has this to say about our hedgehogs foray into the Net, "Sega's plan is to continue to phase in online gameplay elements, giving consumers new experiences never seen before o

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Breaking News - Nigel Kitching Is Back! Fleetway Comics Gets A New Editor!

by WB

Once upon a time, the Fleetway comics were the best thing on the market the UK had Sonic wise as far as comics go. But it slowly became more and more depressing, sinking into an endless rut of reprints, one new story per issue, and sinking into a directional rut. Then came the corker as Nigel Kitching, one of the best writers for STC left the comic. Well now it can finally be told as Mr. Kitching made the announcement yesterday that he is back as writer on Fleetway's Sonic The Comic! This is from what was stated: "I'm back on Sonic The Comic. I start with issue 175 and have had a synopsis for a ten issue run approved by the new editor Andy Diggle. My ten issue run will incorporate characters and ideas from the new game." First of all its

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The Sega Dreamstation ???

by WB

From the "completely out of left field department":

Now available in stores is the DreamStation, a cool little Playstation -> Dreamcast joystick adaptor which enables you to use your Playstation Dual Shock controllers on the Dreamcast, all the Dreamcast force feedback vibration functions are supported. Almost too cool considering that from what I've heard - theres a lot of supposed force feedback on Sonic Adventure. ^_^

Source: Sega X

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SonicNEXT Grand Opening!

by Vector

A new Sonic site has opened on the net - a collaboration of Zifei Wu, founder of Sonic HQ, current members Vector, Tristan (also the webmaster of The Super Sonic Zone), and Fishboy (also the webmaster of Sonic Sages), former HQer Knux Lee, and Neo Green Hill Zone founder and webmaster Green Gibbon! Also on the staff are Mattew McClain and Matt Smith. Our slogan is "Are You Game?"

SonicNEXT - Are You Game?

Poll Position #4

by WB

Well its time for our latest poll reviews! First of all let me take the time to thank everyone that responded to our email survey asking what the wanted to see in Sonic HQ. The number one response - LOADING TIMES. Its a hassle, an annoyance, and overall its not very nice. ^_^ Vector and I had a talk about things and over the next two months we'll be going page by page correcting erros, fixing links, and working on lagging load times to make HQ more effecient for you - the viewer. Also duly noted - updates are now most definetly every weekend (as you've been seeing by my front page input) and I'll be working more at having more of my notes on the front page during the week to keep the message from getting stale. :) Thanks for your input

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