After who knows how long, the first “scene” of Richard Kuta’s Sonic animated fan film has finally been released. Now, there has been quite the controversy surrounding the entire thing, which is fine. Sometimes controversy creates interest, and interest leads to views and views lead to more interest. Is that what happened this go round? Well…for the few that have been paying attention…not really. To be honest, I don’t even know if this deserves to be posted on the front page, since it’s only a minute of a movie that will likely never be finished. So before we say another word, watch the teaser. Have fun with it.
Annual fundraiser Sonic Relief, which raises money for the UK charity Comic Relief, has raised nearly £600 in a month’s time–a huge jump over last year’s £375. In order to give the fundraising group an even bigger boost, Sonic remixers Mr. Stream and RadioSEGA‘s GavvieUK (aka Living Sedative) have teamed up to produce Sonic for Sonic 2, an album of Sonic-themed remixes.The first half is handled by Living Sedative and the second by Mr. Stream.
The suggested donation for download is £2 (roughly USD $3.25), though an additional amount can be donated if you want. The proceeds from the sales will be donated towards Sonic Relief. The fundraiser runs through March 19, so be sure to grab a copy of the album before then.
You can follow Sonic Relief’s progress at @sonicreliefuk. Best of luck to Doctor MK and everyone involved!
I loved reading comments from people defending their precious voice actors over the weekend who had previously come over here to tell us to stop talking about gameplay over and over. Good show. Thanks for the entertainment.
Also, it’s President’s Day. Amurkuh.
Sonic Retro News
- The front-runner for Worst Hack of 2011: Sonic Loco 2. Please head on over to this thread and give the new guy some constructive criticism. [Sonic Loco 2]
- Richard Kuta (AKR) posted the 30-second spec clip that he has been hyping (understatement of the year) for months on our forums and it totally blows, man. Big surprise. [Animated Fan Film Thread]
- UK Retro members are having a meet-up next month. Find out when and where they’ve agreed upon here. [Retro UK Barcade Meet-Up]
- Beat the hell out of Aquarium Park. [SEGA Blogs]
- Wired sat down with Iizuka for a quick word. Nothing worth making a story over. [Wired]
- People who obsess over voice actors are weird, but you can get weirder. Try people who obsess over female Sonic characters. [Comics Alliance]
- Sonic continues his mobile sporting exploits with Sonic Cricket. [Techtree]
- Barry the Nomad is a Bromad and here’s his list of 5 4 things SEGA fans should stop doing. If the list were “stop asking for Shenmue 3” five times over, it still would be a great list. [SEGABits]
- This site has been under-construction for years, it seems. I want it to get done and thrive because, uh… it’s called “Find the Computer Room!” [FTCR]