Sonic Riders Zero Gravity European release date confirmed

Sega Europe have added a release date to their official websites game page for Sonic Riders Zero Gravity on Wii and PS2. The game is listed for release on Friday 22nd February this month, the date Sega Europe released in their Q1 schedule so it looks to still be on track.

Sega Europe’s overview of the game –
“New gravity-altering powers can transform walls into tracks, or create a “black hole” that sucks players through for the ultimate speed boost, and allows for an entirely new way to gain a leg up on your competitors. Continue reading Sonic Riders Zero Gravity European release date confirmed

Do YOU have what it takes to put a twinkle in SEGA’s eye?

SEGA stated to the press today that at this years Game Connection events they’re looking for something ‘New and Original.’

Games Industry.biz reported that the company will be attending among other big names in the gaming world to discuss new business strategies and search for new game ideas that hope to drive their role in the gaming industry.

I have never heard of this event before and personally I think that it is a very good idea. Speaking from a trainee Games Designers point of view, this opens a huge opportunity for creative individuals who have the experience along with wanting to get noticed to pitch their ideas and goals to big companies like SEGA.

If you’re part of an Indie games company and wish to be noticed by someone like SEGA, Games Connection sounds like the best damn opportunity you’re going to get!

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New Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog DVD Details

Just recently it was confirmed that the 1993 animated series, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, would finally see the light of day on DVD. Shout! Factory, who recently also released other Sonic the Hedgehog series (SatAM) have neared completion of the new DVD set and TVShowsOnDVD.com have reported some exciting new details about the much anticipated release.

The new information confirms the release will be a four disc set containing the first 22 episodes and is to be released on July 17th . Two bonus featurettes “How to Draw Sonic the Hedgehog” and “A Conversation with Artist Milton Knight” will also be included. The DVD set is currently available on pre-order from Amazon for $22.49 (Regular SRP $29.99)

For many Sonic fans The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is considered the most enjoyable (albeit light) animated series, and thanks to this release they will now have an alternative to the DVDs of questionable legality from Korea that circulate eBay infrequently.

Be sure to stay with SONIC NEWS for any updates as they are made available.

SatAM Boxset is Done (and Region Free)

Lucky boon.

You read the title right. The Sonic the Hedgehog “SatAm” DVD Boxset is officially done. That’s the DVD’s producer, Brian Ward, holding the real thing in his lucky mitts.

Brian Ward was the main man responsible for making this boxset a community effort. The DVD is loaded with special features and has cover art made from people all across the Sonic fandom. Expect further articles on Sonic Stadium regarding this boxset leading up to it’s monumental release. It’s coming out March 27th, 2007 in the US. However, it is obtainable to everyone else via import. Be sure to pick up this great slice of Sonic history, and well put together piece of Sonic memoribillia! Continue reading SatAM Boxset is Done (and Region Free)

SVTcc – New Deadline Details

As it nears to December… well, it is, isn’t it? Not much, but neh… SonicAdventurer of SonicVerse Team is hard at work getting sorted for the year’s first SVTcc (SonicVerse Team Comic Convention). The Sonic Stadium has been given new information, including a new deadline for comics that are wanting to get a place for the December event:

“…on the Comic Convention website, I took the liberty of adding a countdown timer for November 1st, the day when registration officially begins. What that means is on November 1st, I’d like to get everyone’s link for their booth so I can set it to my predeveloped website layout. November is the month when things fall together, so when the countdown reaches zero, please be sure to have your booths ready and send them on over to me.”

There you have it – if you want to show your comic to the world in the first online Sonic comic convention, then best get it sorted before November 1st.