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01/03/2012

Community, Fan Works

Sonic Fan Gaming Update

Over the years, Sonic fan games have certainly evolved from the days of Klik & Play. Back in 1995, Sonic Boom started it all, with collecting apples and avoiding bees… it was an amazing feat, being the first noted Sonic fan game, and today’s major fan games still provide that same sense of amazement only on a much bigger scale! As of recent, Sonic Fan Remix took center stage on the fan gaming scene. It ultimately changed the way fan games were thought of previously by the public; disposable projects on par with fan fiction. It caught the immediate attention of major gaming blogs, companies, and developers, so much in fact that Sega’s representatives requested Megaupload, the site which hosted the download file, to take down the file because they believed it would disrupt the sales of the then upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. Continue Reading

Animation

Sonic Christmas Blast Free to Stream on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is an ever growing service. Starting as a free shipping service, Amazon has added in benefits over time including offering a library service for Kindle devices as well as free streaming videos. While the season may be over, it’s not too late to relive the Christmas spirit with DiC’s Animated Christmas Special. Of course, it’s really just the Inspector Gadget Christmas Special followed by Sonic Christmas Blast. It’s at least in the highest quality possible, and it’s free!* What a steal!

You may recall that David the Lurker covered the special as part of the 12 Days of Sonic Retro Christmas. Those of you who have Amazon Prime memberships, why not take up on his suggestion? Keep in mind that the Sonic cartoon shows up directly after the Inspector Gadget special, and never mind that Princess Sally from the SatAM series appears for some reason, or the sloppy animation, or that Santa can’t seem to protect himself from Dr. Claw AND Dr. Robotnik on two separate occasions. Pretty sloppy St. Nick…

*Free with $79 purchase of Amazon Prime membership.