Sonic Gets Stackin’ in the First Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Content Update

For all those loving the chocolate-and-peanut-butter of puzzle games, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 gets a big content update tomorrow Jan. 14th in Japan (there is no Western confirmation at time of writing), including a bounty of Sonic content.

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Sonic #37 Has a New Cover and Release Date

Sonic comic writer and artist Evan Stanley has just revealed her alternate cover for IDW’s Issue #37, which depicts Tangle and Belle running headlong into some new adventure, while the blue blur, Amy and Tails look at… something, with expressions of mild trepidation. Check it out below:

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Jim Carrey Wins Award for “Best Villain”

And the award for ‘Best Villain in a Movie’ goes to… Jim Carrey! In the inaugural, “Critic’s Choice Super” awards, (which focuses more on superhero and action movies rather than dramas), Mr. Carrey won the award for his comical portrayal of Dr. Robotnik. He beat out other actors such as Kathrine Langford, Martin Short and J.K. Simmons.

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Adobe Flash Dies January 12, Taking Many Sonic Games With it, Some Are Already Trying to Preserve Them

On January 12, Adobe will be killing Flash Player after more than two decades of support, when they officially begin to prevent the player from running anything. When this happens, hundreds of Sonic animations and video games will become inoperable in their original form, including more than a dozen official games from SEGA itself.

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2017 Facebook Post Detailing ‘Sonic Generations’ PSP Port Surfaces

How did we all miss this one!? We now know that a port of Sonic Generations, intended for Sony’s PSP handheld, was once in active development – thanks to a long-undiscovered Facebook post from a video game preservation group that claims to have a debug build of the game.

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SEGA HARDlight Reassures Fans That Sonic Forces Mobile is Not Shutting Down

SEGA’s Sonic Mobile game developer, HARDlight, has moved quickly to dampen fears that Sonic Forces: Speed Battle is getting cancelled, reassuring fans that there is a whole heap of content and support coming over the next year and beyond.

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World’s Physical Packaging Cover Art Looks Familiar

Scott Pilgrim isn’t exactly unfamiliar with referencing numerous game franchises, so it isn’t all that surprising that the just-revealed physical edition from Limited Run has a few. The game’s cover art features Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers performing a pose that will be very familiar to Sonic fans. Check them out in the images below!

Scott Pilgrim’s reversible cover combines posing from the original Sonic Adventure with aesthetics from the Japanese Sonic box art.

As the images say, the games will be available to pre-order from Limited Run on January 15.

Ian Flynn Confirms Sonic Netflix Not Based on IDW

Nearly a month after its (now deleted) announcement, we still don’t know much about the Sonic Netflix series. Technically, it hasn’t even been officially announced! Nevertheless, we now at least know one thing it won’t be: an adaptation of the IDW Sonic comic series.

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Sonic Forces Mobile Community Launches Unofficial Player Survey Amidst Continuing Balancing Issues

A number of fans that represent the Sonic Forces: Speed Battle mobile game community have set up an unofficial survey asking fellow players to assess the state of the HARDlight multiplayer – fearing that the developer may soon shelve the game.

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Sonic 1 Prototype Now Available to Play for the First Time

Sonic fans will be able to play an actual Sonic 1 prototype for first time ever, courtesy of video game preservation and archivist group Hidden Palace. Hidden Palace, which held a month devoted to Sonic prototypes last year and released three more Sonic prototypes just yesterday, debuted the prototype on the Twitch account hours ago.

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Prototypes for Four Sonic Games, Including SA2 & Sonic 1, Released

Hidden Palace, a video game preservation and archival group, has released prototypes for Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Spinball, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and Sonic 1 to the public. These prototypes show what these games were like months before they were completed and released. This gives us insight into the game’s development, often featuring content that was cut or altered in the final release.

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Eggman Haunted by the Ghosts of Sonic Characters in New Sonic Holiday Short

SEGA has released a new Sonic holiday short on the Sonic youtube channel, “An Eggman Carol.” It’s a spoof of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” of course, starring Eggman in place of Scrooge. A narrator tells the story alongside a series of still images. Check it out below!

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RUMOR: Knuckles Might Be Digging His Way into the Next Sonic Movie

If a new rumor is to be believed, Knuckles the Echidna might be appearing in the Sonic 2 movie. The role will apparently be rather prominent, not something akin to the Tails cameo the last movie had. Knuckles will also share traits with his video game incarnation, including his ability to glide and climb. He will also be serious, but gullible, which…certainly is an accurate description of Knuckles.

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Sonic Adventure 2 Demo Tracks Uploaded to YouTube

SEGA’s been giving us some interesting glimpses at old, lost Sonic and SEGA things during their 60th anniversary celebration, from never-before-seen Sonic Adventure concept art to a neat SEGA Nomad prototype. Now, they’ve posted some early demo tracks from Sonic Adventure 2 on the Sonic youtube! Check them out below:

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SEGA’s 60th Celebration Continues with NEW Interview

The celebration is on! SEGA has quite a bit lined up for this week of their big 60th anniversary, and today they just released their interview with the SEGA of America staff that were in charge during their 16 bit glory days!

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Sonic Moves More Than 1 Billion Games

According to SEGA’s latest annual report, Sonic has now moved roughly 1.14 billion games. That’s a 200 million unit increase since 2018, demonstrating that the blue blur still hasn’t slowed down despite the lack of games.

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SEGA 60 Kicks Off Week of Content With Wallpapers, Avatars,

SEGA’s 60th anniversary website is having a weeklong celebration of Sonic this week, and they’re starting things off with some Sonic avatars and wallpapers. The wallpapers utilize the 30th anniversary render released earlier this year, while the avatars use Sonic Mania stock art. To download them, you can either sign up over 60th anniversary website (which nets you a free copy of NiGHTS for Steam), or check them out below:

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Sonic Gets a Brief Reference in the Ready Player Two Novel

A few years ago, Sonic popped up in the movie adaptation of Ernest Cline’s pop culture-laden novel, Ready Player One. The book’s sequel, Ready Player Two, came out recently, and people on Twitter have spent much of the previous few days posting excerpts from it and absolutely tearing it apart.

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New Sonic Channel Art Shows What Blaze Does in Her Downtime

Ever wonder what Blaze the Cat gets up to when she isn’t searching for the sol emeralds or going on high seas adventures? Well, the Japanese Sonic 20th Twitter account and Sonic Channel gave us a look and it’s…paperwork and tea, apparently!

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Sonic Movie Nominated in Critics Choice Super Awards

The Critics Choice Association announced their nominees for their first ever Super Awards, which included nominations of Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog for Best Superhero Movie, Jim Carrey and Ben Scwartz for Best Actor in a Superhero Movie, and Jim Carrey for Best Villain in a Movie. The awards will broadcast on The CW networks on January 10, 2021.

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Get Out Your Wallets For The “Best of IDW” & “SEGA Cyber Deals” Sales

Thanksgiving Week in the United States is here, and so are the big discounts and sales. If you’re into the IDW Sonic comics, there’s a sale for you. If the games are your preference, you can also take advantage of a sale.

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Production of Sonic Movie 2, Codename ‘Emerald Hill’, to Start in March 2021

We now have the first concrete details of the Sonic Movie sequel’s active production, after Paramount confirmed in May that it was being worked on. According to newly-filed documents with a Canadian film board, Sonic Movie 2 – codenamed ‘Emerald Hill’ – will start production from March 2021.

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Revisit The Adventure Era With Some Never-Seen-Before Concept Art

The Sonic Official Extra Life 2020 charity livestream that had been recently held had a special treat for Adventure fans. For the first time, fans got to see a handful of concept art from three 3D Sonic games.

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Sonic Unleashed Runs Smoother than Ever on New Xbox Series X

Sonic Unleashed is one of the more ‘divisive’ entries in the series, but one thing about it that’s hardly contested is it looks gorgeous. Unfortunately, the Xbox 360 and PS3 were not ready to handle the intensity of the Hedgehog Engine and certain levels like Jungle Joyride looked less like a video game and more like a slideshow.

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Sega Sammy Closes Arcade, Sells Majority of Arcade Division, and Retires Employees Amid Financial Troubles

What once was a force in the Japanese arcade industry, Sega Entertainment, the arcade division of Sega Sammy has taken several drastic actions following significant losses. It’s been a whirlwind of unfortunate events, so consider this a summary of what has occurred:

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SEGA Shop Brings Holiday Cheer With Festive New Sonic Merch

With Halloween behind us, the holidays are fast approaching, and you know what that means: it’s time for holiday merchandise! This year, the SEGA Shop has some new, festive Sonic and SEGA merch to sell you.

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The Votes Are In! Here Are The Winners Of The 2020 Sonic Hacking Contest

The 2020 Sonic Hacking Contest has come to an end. After a week of live streams, videos, and articles, it is time to hand out trophies to the winners. These entries stood out from the crowd and achieved the highest in quality. Some of them even managed to win multiple trophies.

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SHC 2020: Mod Roundup #1! Twisted Retro

Look, I’m a weird guy, but weird in specific ways. Sure, I can appreciate wanting to put Amy in Sonic Mania, or wanting to put Shadow in Sonic Mania, or wanting to put Honey the Cat in Sonic Mania. But what I look for in a mod is twisting mechanics in novel ways, challenging me to pick apart what’s going on under the hood, subverting my expectations, making me laugh, or just straight-up surprising me. In this first roundup, here’s a bunch of twisted takes on traditional Sonic!

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SHC 2020: Sonic Forces Improvement Mod Adds Chaos and Ditches Limits

Of the many issues Sonic Forces faced, one of the most noteworthy was how Classic Sonic… just didn’t feel right. He felt fine in Generations, but something was different in the shift from one game to the other. If you’re a fan of 16-bit Sonic, with muscle memory built up from hours upon hours of Green Hill, Chemical Plant, and the like, this regression has to be baffling.

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SHC 2020: We’ve Gone Full Circle With Sonic Megamix Mania

Our 2020 Sonic Hacking Contest coverage continues as we look at another Sonic Mania mod demo that’s available to download, and it’s another one with plenty of content. It’s time to take a look at Sonic Megamix Mania.

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