Hey, knuckleheads. I’ve been assigned to live blog today’s “On the Spot” episode here at TSS. Good shit, homie, nah’mean?
Today was mad weird. There was a lot of confusion about when and where all this information that we told you about with Sonic Retro was coming. Then, wanna-be journalists shit their pants (while that’s an everyday occurrence, it was especially funny today). To put it briefly, our “joint-exclusive” was getting to announce today’s SEGA blog announcement/”On the Spot” appearance. (Announcing the announcement! Fun, right? Eh.) We did get the press release before everybody else, but that was an hour before it went live today.
Honestly, with news like a delay, it should not have been hyped back on Monday. While I personally think a delay is great news, the masses aren’t too happy with having to wait around all day, only to find out that they have to wait longer. However, maybe tonight’s episode of “On the Spot” will make up for the delay and we’ll get that promised “blowout.” RubyEclipse (aka Aaron) and Ken Balough from SEGA of America will be on the show to talk about Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
Keep refeshing this news post for happenings, images and commentary. The show starts at 7 PM EST on GameSpot.com.
7:06 PM EST: Some guy is playing “Ivy the Kiwi” for Wii right now and talking about how it’s a “very original idea” for an action platformer. This guy apparently has never played Kirby: Canvas Curse. Good job, Yuji Naka.
7:11 PM EST: HOLY SHIT, THE 3D0?! Best console ever.
7:15 PM EST: Ruby and Ken are on. Here we go.
7:17 PM EST: Are they just going to read their press release on air? Ffff…
7:18 PM EST: PR bullshit, PR bullshit, PR bullshit… oh what was that? Redesigning levels? Improving physics? Hmmm… sounds good.
I also love how they keep having classic Sonic sneak in from the side as RubyEclipse talks about fan suggestions. Cheeky bastards. Haha…
7:20 PM EST: Trailer? Seen it. The whole game? I’ve seen that, too. Why is there a trailer being shown for a game that is being delayed for quality issues?
Also, the only new information we’re getting tonight is that the iPhone version will have two levels (that the consoles won’t have) that take advantage of the iPhone’s tilt functionality. Mine carts, maybe? Haha… dear God no.
7:21 PM EST: Win a Project Needlemouse shirt by answering the following question on GameSpot.com:
“Who created Mr. Needlemouse?”
And that’s it for Ken and Aaron on “On the Spot.” Thanks for the hype, gentlemen. Haircuts for everybody!
– Ken and Aaron just said their press release on air.
– We watched a trailer that leaked two hours before the show.
– The iPhone is getting two exclusive levels.