Blue Blur Legacy: Celebrating Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th Anniversary

Thirty years. SEGA’s plucky blue hedgehog has been running for three whole decades. For some of us 1990s kids who grew up playing the original game on Mega Drive/Genesis, it seems absolutely crazy to think that not only would we still be playing Sonic games, but that the SEGA mascot’s popularity is stronger than ever in 2021. For those that grew up in the 2000s, the fact that Sonic Adventure 2 released twenty years ago may make you feel similarly ancient.

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20 Years of TSS: The Biggest Sonic Stories of the Last Two Decades

What’s that? You want Sonic the Hedgehog news, sonny? Well, it just so happens that we’ve got a whole LIBRARY’S worth of news stories and features covering the last twenty years! We could tell you when Archie Sonic #117 hit comic store shelves… or we could tell you something interesting instead. How about the biggest Sonic stories to hit the internet since The Sonic Stadium opened its doors in 2000?

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20 Years of TSS: Twelve Ways We Were More Than Just a Website

It’s true that for the last two decades, we’ve been on top of the latest and greatest Sonic the Hedgehog news. But I wanted The Sonic Stadium to be more than just an information resource. My goal has been to create meaningful contributions to expand and enrich the online Sonic community. Which is why you might remember Sonic Stadium just as much for its list of wacky projects as you might for news and opinion.

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20 Years of TSS: A Short History of The Sonic Stadium

Two decades is a long time for most people. For Sonic the Hedgehog, it’s probably an absolute eternity, actually. On 24th October in the year 2000, I launched the very first iteration of The Sonic Stadium. I was fifteen years old, a year away from my high school finals and the worst of what we called the ‘World Wide Web’ was still only being foreseen by the late and great David Bowie. It truly was a different time.

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Sonic Stadium’s 20th Anniversary! Special Features, Discord, Twitch Channel and More!

Twenty years. That’s how long this humble little Sonic the Hedgehog fan site has been kicking around for. The Sonic Stadium launched on 24 October 2000 and hasn’t taken a break (server crashes aside) ever since, making it possibly the oldest, longest-running Sonic site still active to this day. Over the next couple weeks, we will be celebrating our anniversary in style with special Twitch and Discord channel launches, special features and more!

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2020 is The Sonic Stadium’s 20th Anniversary! A Year of Festivities!

There are plenty of reasons to be cheerful at this turn of the new decade. Not only is there an open road for a line of upcoming Sonic games to come and excite us, but this year also marks the 20th anniversary of this very website. It doesn’t feel that long ago that we were celebrating our 10th anniversary!
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Happy Birthday to Us! We Are 19 Years Old Today!

It’s now officially the 24th October (in the UK, that is). That means only one thing. It’s the birthday of this humble little website about a speedy blue hedgehog, innit. We launched all the way back in the year 2000, which makes us 19 YEARS OLD today. I think we need a lie down, we’re getting too old for this. Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us! We Are 19 Years Old Today!

Happy 18th Birthday, The Sonic Stadium!

That’s right! On this very day, at the turn of the new millennium, The Sonic Stadium formally opened its virtual doors to the world. It was a very different world back then – people used Yahoo to search for things online instead of Google, Napster was the fresh new way to download music (not altogether legally), the hottest ‘meme’ was the Hampster Dance and the Sonic online community was just getting started. Continue reading Happy 18th Birthday, The Sonic Stadium!

Watch Dreadknux Unbox The Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition

Want to see what the amazing Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition contains? Well, let us give you a little tour! TSS’ very own Dreadknux was invited to SEGA’s offices to film an unboxing video. He clearly loved the package, and for those of you in the US this might be the closest you can get to one so be sure to give it a good watch. Continue reading Watch Dreadknux Unbox The Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition

Pardon the Hiccup

Well, it only took a week and a half, but we’re back online! I want to thank you guys for your AMAZING patience here – we had heard comments for months about how sluggish TSS was becoming, so we decided to do something about it. As you can see, the site’s loading a lot quicker now, so we can resume our usual, mental, Sonic fanatical service. Yeah! High five! Continue reading Pardon the Hiccup

Summer of Sonic Facebook Event Emerges – Register Your Interest

There’s only a few months to go until the biggest Sonic the Hedgehog fan party hits London – the Summer of Sonic 2011! Hosted by The Sonic Stadium, Sonic Wrecks, SEGA and the Sonic fan community, we’re working hard to make this year’s event the best ever! Continue reading Summer of Sonic Facebook Event Emerges – Register Your Interest

Joint World Exclusive: First Sonic Colours Cutscene Footage

You’ve seen me go on and on for a good while now about how Roger Craig Smith’s voicework as Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the many highlights of the upcoming Sonic Colours. Today, I’m proud to say that you will finally get a chance to see what I’m talking about – SEGA has kindly released the first ever cutscene trailer for the game, complete with fourth wall-breaking gags. Continue reading Joint World Exclusive: First Sonic Colours Cutscene Footage

Announcement: The Sonic Stadium is BACK!

Well, did you miss us? It has been rather a struggle, but The Sonic Stadium is back to give you, the Sonic fan, even more information and blue hedgehog related stuff than before!One of the reasons for the downtime was because of an incompetent host that we were on, we shan’t name names, but their company name was right about you only wanting (or being able) to Host there Once. =P

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Dreadknux’s Diaries: Ah’m So Tired… But It’ll Be Worth It

Oh my GOD! As I’m writing this I’m just starting work on the final site Channel, called the “Others Channel”. Thank feck I don’t have many sections to go now, that sodding Media Channel and that Sonic Channel both deserve my eternal hatred for the amount of work that required.

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Dreadknux’s Diaries: ‘Awww… But I Can Rebuild!’

It’s come to this. HostOnce, the wretches that hosted us (paid for by Zifei… the poor sod, that’s his money down the pan), decided that TSS was using too much of their “unlimited bandwidth and webspace”. So they shut down the site. Without notifying one of us. At all. Gaffy gits.

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Announcement: The Sonic Stadium is Down

Visitors may be wondering why, when they access www.sonicstadium.org, they do not recieve the Sonic Stadium (TSS) as normal, but an unprecedented 404 Error. Well, I just want to say to all my visitors and Sonic Stadium Message Board (SSMB) that we are attempting to control the problem – neither of us here at the Staff know what is going on either, and we are just as confused that someone could do this to us.

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TSS UPDATE: Return of the Sonic Encyclopedia

A quick update for the site today – I managed to restore and redesign two major sections of TSS. General Information has had a do-over, so everything should look a little neater and make more sense, while the Sonic Encyclopedia has come back! A complete A-Z of Sonic, back for you to flip through whenever you like. Enjoy!

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Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Calm Before The Storm…

The whole of January must have been, in all honesty, the most laid back month I’ve had. And that’s a good thing. Most definitely. After running a growing (both in size and popularity) Sonic site for nigh on two years, you’re bound to need a break every now and then.

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Dreadknux’s Diaries: Annual Reflection…

I got it right with the Sonic Site Awards 2002 – instead of a live broadcast, I pre-recorded the results so people could listen to it online. 😉 And it was a great turnout – people who were nominated showed up in the AIM Chat, and this may have brought about the biggest increase since its return.

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The Sonic Site Awards 2002: PHASE 3 CEREMONY – The Winners!

Welcome one, welcome all, to the biggest event in the Sonic online community calendar! That’s right, it’s the Sonic Site Awards 2002! We had a fantastic time last year, discovering all sorts of brand new Sonic fan sites and becoming closer as a community. This time, we’re hosting a big online party to celebrate the winners of 2002, and you’re all invited!

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Sonic Stadium & SonicVerse Team… Team Up!

Yeahp. You get to hear it here. FIRST. The Sonic Stadium has been open not even a week and already there’s partnerships coming along. But it’s not just any old team up here. The Sonic Stadium has officially teamed up with the biggest and world renowned Sonic Fan Media group, SonicVerse Team, in some hugely exclusive deals between the two website groups that aim to benefit you, the Online Sonic Fan.

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Dreadknux’s Diaries: TSS relaunch, Staff, Sonic United…

Well, what an eventful month. The Sonic Stadium (now beginning to be lovingly abbreviated as TSS real quick) has been relaunched successfully, and without delay, interest has grown for it. Andrew and I both agreed that a team should be secured to maintain the website, as it’s just getting too damn big.

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Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Race Against Time… and UCAS is not helping!

God dammit! This month is being SO stressful to me, both for the website, and in Real Life. The irony is, is that the stress I’m getting in RL is completely unnecessary! Take my college. I’m trying to get into University for next year, and therefore must fill in an admission form and have it sent to an organisation called ‘UCAS’. The College I am at now has a Student Support section, a part of which specialises in helping students with their UCAS forms… Hah. Hah hah bloody ha ha.

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SSMB UPDATE: The Last Ever ezBoard Post…

Hey there, ezBoard SSMB. It’s me, Dreadknux. You know? The guy that looked after you for the past 2 years. Wow, 2 years, has it really been that long? Seemed to go really fast! The whole place is deserted now, so it’s just me on my own. Everyone has gone to the new SSMB – the YaBB. Can’t say I won’t miss this place – there are certainly some things I will miss however. Continue reading SSMB UPDATE: The Last Ever ezBoard Post…

TSS UPDATE: Time For A Forum Name Change!

Part of the new look Sonic Stadium has already been completed – I’ve finished the new Message Board for the website. If you remember, our Message Board was called The Sega Sonic Message Board – many people refer to it as the ‘SSMB’. Well, the name has slightly changed… to The Sonic Stadium Message Board. Yeah.

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SSMB UPDATE: New SSMB YaBB Available!

Yeah, you heard. 😛 The time has duly come, fellow SSMBers. I happily took the privilege of skipping a 2 hour General Studies lesson to finally get this sorted out. And, now we all must move on. Therefore I am giving you the URL to head straight to the *NEW* Sonic Stadium Message Board YaBB. Continue reading SSMB UPDATE: New SSMB YaBB Available!

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Popularity? Moi?

Woah. Even though I have (and even stated several times) that The Sonic Stadium’s updates would be practically nil, people still keep visiting. That’s gotta be a good sign – I really need some of those signs now, as the place looks like it’s falling apart. If people stop visiting now, they’ll never get to come to the actual re-launch in October (well, hopefully October).

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SSMB UPDATE: I’d Like Your Opinion on This, Guys…

It’s about the ‘Sega Sonic Message Board’ name. First of all, I’m not changing the entire name to something that sounds completely wrong (like the recent ‘South Island Forum’ – blah). But, this community is best known as just ‘SSMB’, they don’t know the ties that this MB has with The Sonic Stadium. Continue reading SSMB UPDATE: I’d Like Your Opinion on This, Guys…

SSMB UPDATE: Important Announcement Regarding Move

OK then, I’d like EVERYONE to take notice of this Announcement. I don’t want anybody left clueless or left behind on the whole ‘leaving ezBoard’ thing. I notice a few of you (be they newbie or regulars) that haven’t a clue what is going on. This topic is to inform you exactly what is going on. For people who already know about it, this topic is simply to re-instate the fact that I am serious about leaving the ezBoard. Continue reading SSMB UPDATE: Important Announcement Regarding Move

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Picking Up The Pieces

I now realise this month the importance of having a News Broadcaster on my site. No-one seemed to care when the ‘Stadium had just started, but now that we’ve been offered Zifei’s hosting based on our ‘best site ever’ vision, a News section seems like a pretty integral thing. I needed only one man for the job – Sonic_Hedgehogs. He had quit the site, but I could invite him back.

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