Exclusive Sneak Peek At The New Sonic Stadium

Because this is my Message Board and all, I’d like to give my members a little sweet something every now and again. Sometimes I do, and right now is one of those moments.

As you may know, The Sonic Stadium has been going through what has been noted as “Ein Rough Patch”. ^_^ This will all change in September, because with any luck, we will get hosted by Zifei, who founded none other than Sonic HQ! ūüôā

The servers are expected to be ready by September/Autumn, which is why not a lot of updates have been going about lately – because I’m on my own at the moment, I’m trying to get things ready so we can upload as soon as the servers are available to us.

Furthermore, I noted once in an update that the layout of the Sonic Stadium is a better modified version of SSNG’s. Well, as luck would have it, I’m changing the look for the final time. I want The Sonic Stadium to look ‘El Professionale’ when it comes back up on the new servers, and here – right here – is the very first screengrab you’ll ever see from now until September….

Continue reading Exclusive Sneak Peek At The New Sonic Stadium

Dudes, Stop The Fighting!

Right, call this an apology to VCP if you will (not to the SHQ Invaders, since they happen to be…. ‘just visiting’).

VCP, I shouldn’t have snapped at you like that. Your way of describing Sonic’s world is new to me, so I cannot say for sure whether you were right and I was wrong etc, but because of my outburst, I was wrong. I had no right to snap at you like that, and if it’s OK with you, I’d like to delete the topic (if I just do it anyway, the SHQ fanboys’ll have something _more_ to dig at me about, that I’m trying to cover up what I started -_-).

Eastwood was right – look man, I didn’t mean to get off on a bad start at the MoFo, OK? I should have just left it and thought about it, but what can I say? I have a flaw – I act on impulse, doesn’t most people do that? Still, I’m sorry anyways… but come on – there was no port of call to just spam like that (so I’ve heard from another topic, I only just got on and have no real time to chat…). Also, if VCP never wanted a fight in the first place, how come about 5-10 Sonic HQ fans have suddenly appeared on my Message Board? A certain ironic possibility arises there…

In either case, bringing more people to back VCP up was just plain stupid. Like Joshu said, this only made the problem worse – all I want is a nice little community in which we can have a laugh and talk about Sonic in – or is that idea copyrighted by Sonic HQ too? o.O

Continue reading Dudes, Stop The Fighting!

Sonic Stadium News Group: We’re Open!

Hi there – expecting The Sonic Stadium or Sonic News here, were you? Wondering where Andrew’s and Dreadknux’s sites have gone? Well, you’re looking at them! Dread and Andrew have become such massive buddies over the past year, that we decided to ‘merge’ both Sonic News and The Sonic Stadium – together! All the greatness you’d expect from a double team combo such as us two.

The best thing is, none of the original site’s content has gone to waste during the making of this precious collaboration. That means, you’ll still see Sonic Stadium favourites such as Ask¬†Dr. Dre(ad), The Sonic Fan Club and Sega Sonic Radio, and you’ll still get to view the latest News, Information and Artwork – just a few of the things that made Sonic News what it is today. Because of this team up, you’re much better off – you don’t have to go to two of the best sites online – they’re already here, together!

Also, not only does this site dedicate itself to Sonic anymore – oh hell no! We also specialise in the greatest development team ever, Sonic Team, and all of their games such as NiGHTS, Chu Chu Rocket, even Minna De Puyo Puyo! An introduction to this page now – here you will find the Announcements, from Andrew and/or me, whenever something important has to be announced. Below is the Updates list, where each section (from the menu to the left) is commented on what has been updated or added in that relevant section. Continue reading Sonic Stadium News Group: We’re Open!

SSNG: New Site Emerges

We have finally landed on your screens! The Sonic Stadium News Group takes off, and promises a lot of coolness!

To all of you that have just visited, welcome. Launched on the date of 23rd June, which is Sonic’s birthday, no less, this Sonic site is something special indeed. It is the result of months of hard work from webmasters Dreadknux and Sonic_Hedgehogs, after they decided that two of the most popular up-and-rising websites, The Sonic Stadium and Sonic News, should be merged together.

This is what you see here – two of the coolest Sonic sites, mixed together in all one package. Now there is no need to go to any other place for better Sonic information – Dreadknux covers the Games Reviews, and Sonic_Hedgehogs gets the general information sorted, while Fans can submit their own reviews.

But, there is a looooooot more hidden away within our walls than just Sonic Games. Oh yes. To tell about ALL of them would take too much space, so we suggest you find out for yourselves about the most of it – we have worked hard to innovate and to bring the best of Sonic into one website.

Continue reading SSNG: New Site Emerges

The Sonic Stadium News Group/SBS Season II

OK, Announcement Time from everyone’s favourite echidna. Erm, yes. ^^

Right, first off, the Sonic Battle Stadium Season II. The rules are well underway in the form of being written (^_^) and should be finished very soon. I’m hoping to launch the new Season next week – probably Saturday. New things to expect in the battles will be Items, Weapons, more Element-based battling, many Battle Variations such as Team Battles and Sudden Death matches, Boss Matches, Item purchasing and Trading between fellow battlers, and even the opportunity to create a Battle Variation based on your own rules (as long as they are easy to comprehend, and don’t stray too far from the basic rules). I’m hoping to implement an Adventure feature too, apart from the Battling bit – it will give players Special Items when they complete the Adventures available, and is set more like an RPG adventure based on the SBS, rather than straight out battling (although the battling is key and the whole point of the SBS)

The best bit? I’ve successfully done away with the crappy Level Up System – this ties in very nicely with the Items system, which has been primarily implemented to replace it. More details when the new SBS is launched next week. Also, expect the actual watching audience to play a part in battles as well…

OK, the second announcement of the day/week/month/whatever. If you hadn’t plainly noticed, there’s a new Sonic site doing the rounds, and will be nearing completion soon. Continue reading The Sonic Stadium News Group/SBS Season II

The Sonic Stadium News Group – It’s Coming, Baby…

Hee hee! The time is almost upon us! SSNG is soon to be unveiled in a matter of a month! Here’s the lowdown for those that don’t know what SSNG is: There has been some rumours about a new Sonic site emerging. The first announcement of this came from TSSZ, when Sonic News and The Sonic Stadium, both very respected Sonic fan sites, closed down for no apparent reason, unexpectedly. Continue reading The Sonic Stadium News Group – It’s Coming, Baby…

SSMB Update: Please Guys, Just… Trust Me

Right, I want everyone in the entire Message Board to read this message, so if you know anyone who has not read this topic yet, then direct them right here. Also, keep this topic bumped for as long as possible please, because as Head of the SSMB, this message to all of you is important to everyone, newbies and oldies. Continue reading SSMB Update: Please Guys, Just… Trust Me

Enter Our SAGE 2002 Season 1 Competition [Update: Winner Announced]

Yes, no sooner than SAGE 2002 has launched, The Sonic Stadium has set up its VERY FIRST competition for you to enter! If you’ve been looking about recently, then you’ll know about many of the games that are in development here, soon to be unleashed on your own PC. To celebrate SAGE 2002 Season 1, TSS has teamed up with some of the show’s exhibitors to share a bundle of special ‘playables’, for one lucky winner. Continue reading Enter Our SAGE 2002 Season 1 Competition [Update: Winner Announced]

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Dreadknux is Cool! Possibly…

2001 has been quite literally the kick up the rear that the Sonic Stadium needed to land up there with the best! Who knows what crazy and wacky things I’ll come up with that makes this site even more appealing to go to? Monthly logs will soon reveal all on what’s going on in my sneaky mind… Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: Dreadknux is Cool! Possibly…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Sonic Site Award Winners, and a Christmas Update!

Yeah, my first Christmas update this month – the last for a while, as I found from many people that my Navigation menus were confusing, and the pages were linked incorrectly in very small cases. I was unhappy at that point with my site’s look, so (‘sigh’, you all go) again, I decide to change the cosmetics of the website. That’s why the Christmas update was the last one of the year and for the next few months. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Sonic Site Award Winners, and a Christmas Update!

TSS UPDATE: Merry Christmas!

What’s Up everyone? Yes, it’s that time of year again, you go and buy presents for others *groan*, but then you get some really cool ones in return! Yippee! Unless your granny misread the Sonic Advance you asked for and she gets you ‘Carvello’s Putting Challenge’ instead. ^_^ Continue reading TSS UPDATE: Merry Christmas!

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Message Board Revived – Again!

Not much happened other than myself trying to revive the Message Board (yet again – this was the fourth time, and was really getting me down). However, I changed the name (from firstly, the ‘Sonic Stadium MB’, to¬†‘Dreadknux’s Forum’, to¬†‘Dead Sonic Forum’ [when I lost it for a bit]) to the ‘Sega Sonic Message Board’. I used a cool looking background which I came across by accident by colouring in Sonic and Shadow on Paint. ^_^ Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Message Board Revived – Again!

Community Interview: Sonic News Webmaster Sonic_Hedgehogs

Famous for Sonic News.¬†Growing to be the biggest Sonic News sites online… until it hit problems. After a chat with Dread, the two became best of buddies, and the two worked alongside each other heading up SSNG. Now though, Sonic News is back and kicking, as an active and integral section of The Sonic Stadium. You love it. ^_^ Continue reading Community Interview: Sonic News Webmaster Sonic_Hedgehogs

TSS UPDATE: Happy (late) Birthday to The Sonic Stadium!

Hey everyone, and welcome to the Sonic Stadium’s month-late Birthday party! The Music Zone’s up and fully online, all the new MIDIs¬†are present, so have a whale of a time! Deeply sorry for keeping you waiting this long for them, but Topcities are dump, so, there. More hoaxes from Ultimo and Ace Fox, more links, and the Surgeon you love to hate, Dr. Dre(ad) is back and answering your questions! Continue reading TSS UPDATE: Happy (late) Birthday to The Sonic Stadium!

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The New Look (Again) – Only the Fans Choose…

Many a good thing has happened this month – first off, Sega Sonic Radio has officially become a member of the ‘Zone Rado Network, from Emulation Zone no less. Everyone seems to be enjoying voting for their fave Sonic site in the Sonic Site Awards, and as Christmas approaches, so does the final verdict, and the special awards ceremony. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The New Look (Again) – Only the Fans Choose…

TSS UPDATE: Shadow of a Hedgehog Stadium?

Added Ace Fox to the Sonic Hoaxers Club, and updated Welsh Sonic’s Page. Myself and Neon Chaos, the webmaster of none other than Shadow of a Hedgehog are in talks of a SOAH and Sonic Stadium hybrid site, expect a trial week of the hybrid site to begin in the New Year, as a celebration.

TSS UPDATE: Sonic Site Awards, Sega Sonic Radio and Sonic Fan Club Goodness!

Gah! No sooner had I announced the opening of The Sonic Site Awards: PHASE II, than I get attacked by literally hundreds of emails! Still, nice to see you all taking an interest at least. To say the SSA is fast becoming a success is a bit of an understatement. Continue reading TSS UPDATE: Sonic Site Awards, Sega Sonic Radio and Sonic Fan Club Goodness!

TSS UPDATE: Topcities Catches Music Account Bother

I decided to open a new Topcities account, because if¬†I put the new midis in my current one, there won’t be any room left for those quality pages I keep coming up with ;P So that’s what I did. I updated with the news, and soon after Topcities deleted my new account, along with some other innocents. Why? Only God knows, it seems. Next month, I will sort this thing out, this is getting out of hand. Continue reading TSS UPDATE: Topcities Catches Music Account Bother

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Final day of Sonic Site Awards Phase 1…

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

The final day of the Sonic Site Awards Phase 1 – where fans submit their own sites (democratically) for nomination into award categories. Now that this stage is over, I deliberately closed the awards page so that no more cheating and submitting could be done. Still, some people managed to take advantage of the Universal Form to get their point across… The Stadium’s bagged well over 2,500 at this time, a truly great achievement.

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Gone Music Crazy!

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

This month, I spent the time promoting the new release of my Radio Station, with the new name I made up in June – Sega Sonic Radio. I am in the process of making a separate website for it, and I uploaded a lot more MP3s. One step at a time eh? Also, I managed to grab about 300 new midis to slap into the Music Zone. The site is getting more popular by the minute! In this month, the Hit Counter has surpassed 2,000! Again, thanks to everyone for visiting, I will treat you – honest.

TSS Update: Moving On Up, Moving On Out…

Hi you all. I feel fantastic!!! Know why? Because, I’ve buggered off from my old school to a spangly new College! Ya….y? Excellent news, I flew right through my GCSE exams it seems, with my lowest grade a C. I literally have about 9-10 GCSEs, but it doesn’t really feel like I’ve done anything at all. I still feel like… me. And, I also feel great because I’ve changed the look of this place a little, and something about Sonic SatAM you may want to read… Continue reading TSS Update: Moving On Up, Moving On Out…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Un-De-Fragging Thing

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

I had to defrag my computer, it was annoying, I tell you, so I couldn’t not only use the PC, but defrag was not even working properly! Three days and it hadn’t even reached 2%! Just kept going back and forward from 0% to 1% then 0% again >_<. I managed to give it a break and check my e-mails. Jesus! The amount of emails I had, I had never gotten anything like this amount before. Dead chuffed I was, as I counted all the submissions. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Un-De-Fragging Thing

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Birth of the Awards to Change a Universe…

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

With the new look Sonic Stadium now open for some time, I thought it was time for a killer app. I wanted to make something else that involved the whole Sonic online community. Most of my other projects have not been so popular, so I decided to go for something that everyone will be interested in. Then it hit me. An awards ceremony. That’ll be great, I thought. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Birth of the Awards to Change a Universe…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Seemingly Invisible 1000th Visitor

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

YEEEEEEEEHAH! Someone’s become visitor 1000! Unfortunately, no-one owned up to it for some time though, so I’m setting the record to 1,100 hits. Hey, it’s just as memorable! Just wanted to savour this tasty feeling, even though no-one sent me anything about it. Maybe they couldn’t see the hit counter…

TSS Update: Birthday Bonanza, Sonic Site Awards Launched

My Birthday has passed, and I am extremely happy. Not only does the Linkin Park album rock to hell (well, I kinda knew that anyway) but I also bagged myself a Game Boy Advance. I’ve yet to play any GBA games for it though – I could only afford a trade in, but I still got some of my GBC games. Just gotta get a GBA game next week then. Sigh. Continue reading TSS Update: Birthday Bonanza, Sonic Site Awards Launched

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Kick-Ass Relaunch

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

Here I am, uploading all the files through CuteFTP into Angelfire, taking bloody ages because there’s so much new stuff to upload. Then I realise that I have no more room. ARGH! I was in panic, I had one night to upload all my things. Then I noticed Topcities that did 150MB of space. Crikey! I signed up, uploaded, and the day was saved! Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Kick-Ass Relaunch

TSS UPDATE: Sonic Adventure 2 Hits Today!

Hi everyone, I’m back, and I feel great! For four reasons.

1. My GCSE’s are over!
2. It’s the Summer Holidays!
3. The Sonic Stadium’s back, and kicking ass!
4. Sonic Adventure 2 is coming out TODAY!!!

My God, I’m glad I’m back, I haven’t seen you for so long, it’s unbelievable. You must be glad your holidays are here too! Continue reading TSS UPDATE: Sonic Adventure 2 Hits Today!

TSS Update: Sonic Advance Hype Train Gathers Steam

I’ve been flipping through recent Nintendo mags and other sources, and have uncovered a bunch of new screenshots of Sonic Advance for Game Boy Advance. You can check them out in the¬†preview of Sonic Advance. Meanwhile Sonic Adventure 2, the other most important Sonic release this year, is nearly with us in Europe and is looking the bomb!¬†We’re nearly there, fellow fans, don’t fret…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Soon to Relaunch With Sonic Fan Club

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

I figured I should make up a new project that should involve the whole of the Sonic community. After all, that is what I’m here for. I looked at all the Fan submission sites – SFGHQ, SSRG, etc, and I thought why not have a fan submission section where ALL the aspects of Sonic fandom are included? It does make sense right? And thus, the Sonic Fan Club was born, and the first of its kind. ūüėÄ Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: Soon to Relaunch With Sonic Fan Club

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Twist of Fate

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

The good kind of ‘fate’, of course. I decided to take a break from updating TSS, and leave the site alone for the next couple of¬†months. I mean, I love building websites, but I consider my GCSE grades to be of the highest priority. So¬†the plan was¬†to tell the visitors I’d be leaving temporarily, and that I’d be back in time for¬†my birthday. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Twist of Fate

TSS Update: Fans Fans Fans, and GCSE Preparations

Welcome to the Sonic Stadium! The place that’s kicking with ALL the right vibes this start of spring! Well well now, what do I find in my e-mail inbox earlier on this month but a piece of fan art! Great! This’ll be the first Sonic fan-pic in Sonic Stadium history. I’ve also added my own, so now you have no reason to not send any in!
Continue reading TSS Update: Fans Fans Fans, and GCSE Preparations

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The False Move

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

Greed had a part to play in this one.¬†For the ‘new’ look, I needed a server that was bigger than Angelfire’s 50MB. This was where I started to get greedy, and set off to look for servers that had unlimited web space, but without the annoying ad banners. Pop Ups would be OK though. I found many¬†solutions,¬†but they would not offer space for MP3 files which cheesed me off big time.

Then I found it – the biggest mistake of my life. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The False Move

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Beginning of the Future…

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

If you recall back to December 2000 (or simply look at my ‘dairy entries’ for that month) you’ll notice that the Sonic Stadium got a fair few visitors to start off with, and then it all started going downhill. Worse, no-one appeared at the Message Board, no-one was listening to the guff-sounding ‘Sonic Groove Choons FM’ (can’t blame them), and I was designing a new look site in the hope that it may bring back visitors. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Beginning of the Future…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Year 2000 Recap

This is a¬†series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

15th June 2000: Pre-Launch Prelude:¬†I have always been a fan of Sonic. Always. Ever since the very first Sega home console, the Master System, which I bought instead of a Mega Drive. As the PlayStation started to take over, ‘Sonic mania’ died down. I got a Sega Saturn and N64, and enjoyed them both, but the love for Sonic slowly started to dwindle¬†as I grew up. As an early teenager,¬†Sonic’s image started to became too… childish. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Year 2000 Recap

TSS Update: New Sections, Old Sonic Game?

Hi there all you Sonic fanatics! Well, I promised something for all you guys – I’m about to reveal my new ‘Zones’ for the Stadium! Introducing the ‘Community’ and ‘Art’ sections!

In ‘Community‘ you can sign my Guestbook, view what you have written and post messages on my all new Message Board! Talk about whatever you want. ‘Art‘ is just that – Sonic art. There’s box art, official art, screenshots and your fan art, which shall open soon (assuming people send me fan art of course. USUAL MAIL ADDRESS!) Continue reading TSS Update: New Sections, Old Sonic Game?