Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog (Japanese: ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Hepburn: Sonikku za Hejjihoggu), trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, four animated shows, and an animated OVA. The first game was released on June 23, 1991, to provide Sega with a mascot to rival Nintendo's flagship character Mario (see 1991 in video gaming). Since then, Sonic has become one of the world's best-known video game characters, with his series selling more than 80 million copies. In 2005, Sonic was one of the first game character inductees into the Walk of Game, alongside Mario and Link.
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    • [Update 1] Sonic Amiibo will release on Feb. 19 in Japan

      [Update 1: It looks like Sonic will also release in February in North America, alongside 10 other Nintendo characters.] We already knew that Nintendo had plans to release a Sonic Amiibo in November last year, and during today’s Nintendo Direct, the company announced it will be released on Feb. 19 in Japan. Sonic will be available alongside Shulk and Mega Man.

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    • Game Tat Vol. 01

      I’ve been on the move for about a year and a half now, but I’ve finally found a place to put my feet up and call home. This means it’s finally time to unpack all the junk I’ve been lugging around with me and add a little bit of flavour to my abode. Or just pop it away in drawers until I find it again on a rainy day.

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  • Perhaps Sonic The Hedgehog Should Just Stick To Cartoons

    … from Sonic Boom and you've got some 40 minutes of cutscenes that range from the required boring exposition to some truly clever bits of dialogue. When all is said and done, those 40 minutes are much more enjoyable than the hours of gameplay they frame. So why bother? Sega has been struggling to find the right Sonic the Hedgehog game balance since…

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  • The Leap Frog Sonic Design Document, Happy Christmas!

    … of re-releases, however there have been two Sonic games released on the system, one Sonic X themed, the other a more general Sonic game. The general Sonic game is the one in question that I’m talking about today. A former developer of the game, Mr Glenn Storm recently uploaded the entire design document for the game freely accessible to the public…

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  • The SEGA Nerds Holiday Gift List!

    … manufactured by Alphamax. Both can be preordered on AmiAmi and ship worldwide! Won Piron over here, and Aldra over here. 12) JINX SEGA TEES Sonic, Golden Axe, Altered Beast… do we need to say more? Oh! Yes we do, all of them with an attractive %OFF. Get them all here for just $9.99!! 11) BAYONETTA ANNIVERSARY FIGURE OK, this might be expensive…

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  • An Open Letter to Nintendo Fans

    … very well still make more. Do you really need an 80-dollar Marth? Do you want it so much that you are creating an environment where you will have to throw down 50 to 100 dollars for Mega Man, Zero Suit Samus, or Ike? Because that is the world you’re creating. Knock it off. Happy now? Of course you are, because you’re crazy Nintendo fans, and I’ll…

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  • Review (Sort of): Super Smash Bros.

    … options, and graphically, both versions push their respective platforms to the limit. You punch and kick your way to victory across several different modes (including a new Sonic Shuffle-inspired board game called “Smash Tour” in the Wii U version), but let’s face it, the reason why most of us play Smash Bros. games is to experience the glorious mash-ups…

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  • Gotta go fast, ‘til the very end ⊟ It’s been a while...

    … Gotta go fast, ‘til the very end ⊟ It’s been a while since we’ve had a great Sonic the Hedgehog comic on Tiny Cartridge. This one comes from SaltyBadBoy. The Sega mascot survived this crash, and went on to make Sonic Boom. His family was never seen again. BUY Sonic Boom, upcoming games Source saltybadboy …

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  • The History Of Gaming Balloons In The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    … of their favorite cartoon characters. And while video games were big in the 1980s, it wasn't until 1993 that a character resonated enough with pop culture to achieve balloon status. That character was Sonic the Hedgehog. While money certainly plays a part in which balloons show up in the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade procession — as of 2006 the starting cost…

    Mike Fahey/ Kotaku- 4 readers -
  • I Can't Get Enough Video Game Banjo Music

    … Banjo Guy Ollie's quest to cover video game's greatest music has only just now reached the "Still Alive" stage, but then his choice of instrument isn't exactly cutting-edge. Don't worry, he's got a whole bunch of video game music under his banjo strap. I'm a huge fan of banjo music that goes beyond the "dueling" stage. It's a wonderfully…

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  • SEGA Deals: Black Friday Edition

    … Phantasy Star III or Truxton at $10 a pop. Sure, it was a different time and discs cost way less to produce, so my alternate history is certainly a fantasy, but damn it would have been a good way to live. That isn’t Santa coming down the air vent, Ms. Ripley… Well, back to the future of 2014, and the Black Friday sales flyers are all present…

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  • Dorkly – If Videogame Characters Could Break All the Rules (NSFW)

    … Warning: The following video may contain content inappropriate for younger audiences or some work environments. The video is provided for entertainment purposes and should be viewed at your own risk. Related posts: Dorkly – Videogame Trick-or-Treating (NSFW) Dorkly – Smash Bros. Fatalities (NSFW) Dorkly – Peach’s Revenge (NSFW…

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  • Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.

    … particular redesigns are the ones that caused "discomfort" to the members of the original Sonic Team but I, for one, kind of like Harris' Kricfalusi-esque take on Sonic. (The one without the clothes.) It sort of begs for a totally different game experience, something wackier than previous games in the character's long history. [via NeoGAF] …

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  • Preorder the third wave of Amiibos ⊟ Amazon has seven Amiibos...

    …Preorder the third wave of Amiibos ⊟ Amazon has seven Amiibos from the third set of figures up for preorder: Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bowser, Toon Link, Ike, Sheik, and King Dedede. But wait, aren’t there 11 Amiibos in this wave? Yes; presumably those are exclusive to other retailers. The figures missing from Amazon include Shulk (GameStop exclusive), Rosalina and Luma, Lucario, and Meta Knight — we’re not sure yet where those last three will pop up. BUY Amiibos, Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, upcoming releases …

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