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Nothing Could Prepare Me for the Places the Sonic Omens Fan Game Goes

Update: Following publish of this article, more information about Sonic Omens surfaced that has put the game and the fan-run team who developed it in a different light. For more information, here’s Fanbyte’s story on the accusations. Original story follows: Since the live-action movies reinvigorated my love of the Sonic the Hedgehog series (well,…

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Nothing Could Prepare Me for the Places the Sonic Omens Fan Game Goes

NEWS

ICYMI: Here’s Everything Shown at the Sonic Central Showcase

It’s not the 30th anniversary stream, but the Sonic the Hedgehog series is still pretty busy in 2022. As such, Sega held a Sonic Central showcase to talk about various projects featuring the blue blur and his friends. If you missed the show and want to watch it, check out the archived…

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ICYMI: Here's Everything Shown at the Sonic Central Showcase

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YouTube Keeps Labeling Sonic Videos ‘For Kids,’ and Creators Suffer for It

Fresh off the success of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, YouTube appears to be flagging Sonic fan content as “for kids,” and doing so has had a substantial impact on creators within the series’ fandom. A video being considered “for kids” on YouTube has a few ramifications for creators. It keeps these videos…

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YouTube Keeps Labeling Sonic Videos 'For Kids,' and Creators Suffer for It

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Why Twitter Artists Keep Drawing Sonic Characters Walking into Stores

If your Twitter feed is at all video games or character art adjacent, there’s a pretty high probability you’ve seen art of Sonic the Hedgehog characters walking into various stores and emerging decked out in accessories that embody both the character and the store they entered. The Sonic the Hedgehog fandom has never been…

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Why Twitter Artists Keep Drawing Sonic Characters Walking into Stores

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Review: Bigger, Better, More Chili Dogs

This article contains spoilers for the film Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Being a Sonic fan and seeing every trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was an exciting series of events. Each new bit of footage (and killer posters) instilled further confidence that the sequel was going to be a Sonic…

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I’m Still Crying About the Sonic Symphony Concert Days Later

It’s been two days since Sega achieved world peace by holding the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary symphony concert, but I have not known peace since. Because, friends, I cannot stop crying about Sonic music this week. My relationship with the series is best described as “lapsed.” I enjoy a…

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Shadow the Hedgehog Wasn’t an Edgelord Until Sega Made Him One

It’s Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary today, and what better way to pay tribute to the Blue Blur himself on his big day than by ignoring him entirely to talk about the real star of the show? Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic’s rival who debuts in Sonic Adventure 2, has a…

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Sega Announces Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Stream

Sega is planning on unveiling its plans for the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary, and I’m here to perpetuate my agenda and say I am begging the company to bring something that lets me play as the objectively superior fast boy Shadow the Hedgehog instead of the basic blue boy. But I’m…

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Pitch: How Has There Never Been a Sonic the Hedgehog Rhythm Game?

Yesterday I fell deep into a hole of watching YouTube videos of several Sonic the Hedgehog games. Because I’m the type of person who makes something his entire personality for a day if I spend enough time poring over it, I also opened up a Spotify playlist of all the series’…

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The Voice Behind Sonic the Hedgehog is Being Recast After Ten Years

Roger Craig Smith, the voice actor behind Sonic the Hedgehog for over a decade, has revealed on social media that he is no longer going to be occupying the role going forward. Smith posted on Twitter that he is “onward to new zones” after voicing the blue hedgehog since 2010’s Sonic…

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Alright, Well, They’re Making a Sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Considering that the first one is not that bad apparently (I haven’t seen it), it may not come as a surprise to learn that Hollywood has begun cranking the eldritch machine necessary to create a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog, last February’s feature-length live-action adaptation starring Ben Schwartz and Jim…

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The New Live-Action Sonic Movie Design Is Aesthetically Pleasing Now

When the original Sonic The Hedgehog movie teaser trailer came out, reception was less than friendly. Mainly, fans were upset that the design of the titular character looked a little… uncanny. But now, a new Sonic The Hedgehog trailer has been dropped with a revamped character design — and the…

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Is The Sonic the Hedgehog Film Just Sonic X: The Movie?

Sega and Paramount just dropped the trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and it appears as though the film will be divisive at best, and a potential garbage fire at worst. The film’s controversial Sonic design — which, due to fan criticism/ridicule is getting a full revamp for…

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Egg Mobile-H: A review

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MICROREVIEWS

The Most Rotten Eggs in Games

Eggs are often very useful in video games. You can use them to cook in Breath of the Wild, sell them for money and affection in Stardew Valley, and even use them to create death-defying elixirs in Tales of Berseria. However, there are also eggs that are not so helpful,…

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LISTS

The 7 Very Worst Things to Come Out of Video Game Eggs

The video game world has an extremely tenuous relationship to actual biology. Most of Sonic’s friends are not the proper shapes or sizes of their real world counterparts. The citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom are some sort of primate/fungus hybrid. Real bandicoots absolutely do not wear jorts. Also, no one…

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Yes, Sonic Mania is the Sonic you remember

Sega's on a roll.

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Breaking games at tradeshows: Tales of a jerkface

Sometimes the builds you can play at major tradeshows are pretty fragile.

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Sonic & Knuckes & Knuckles & Knuckles

13 Sonic & Knuckles carts. Stacked.

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So just why IS everyone so hype for a new Sonic game?

Super Bunnyhop's latest video explores the fan-gone-pro talent behind the upcoming Sonic Mania.

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