Happy Birthday to us! The Sonic Stadium was launched on this day, nine long years ago. Originally a place I created while at school to just write about my favourite game series, this place quickly became one of the most popular places to go to online. Over its long history, this site has had countless firsts, loads of exclusives, official recognition from SEGA, and been the cause of many legendary community initiatives, with the most recent being the Summer of Sonic convention.
While it’s true that we have led the way in many ways regarding Sonic site communities and approaches to design and philosophies, the real success story is in the many Sonic fans that come to TSS to enjoy what we have to say in one weird way or another. You, the visitors, are what truly make TSS great and I want to thank you so much for giving me the encouragement to stick with it for nine years.
So here’s what we’re going to be doing. The first present for you guys, you can probably already see – we’ve updated the layout. Looks pretty snazzy right? There may be a kink or two to iron out, but it’s pretty much all done. I hope you enjoy this new look TSS. It represents our switch in focus to being a fansite, rather than simply a news site that we have been in danger of becoming.
To complement this, you’ll notice many sections returned, in the form of links on the sidebar. I’ll personally be spending the coming weekends and evenings to add all of our lost content into the database. If you have something that I may be missing, please feel free to give me a shout!
The Sonic Site Awards will be updated over the weekend too – nominees are likely to be announced during The Sonic Hour show at the latest, so do listen in! There’s a direct link to SEGASonic Radio now, just click on the green button! Then click on ‘Chat’ to take part in any LiVECAST chatter!
Finally, I’ll be continuing my campaign of adding old updates from the long lost past too… Check out this TSS Classic Update from Tokyo Game Show 2007 for starters. Hope you enjoy the new updates!