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09/18/2013

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Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Arrives for Android

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SEGA is slowly getting around to that ever lasting wishlist of ports for its mobile game line up for Android, with the mobile rendition of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing finally making use of your favorite play on words such as “Crossing the finish line,” “Taking the checkered flag,” “Successfully left the pitstop area with repairs and improvements,” and more.

A simpler way to put it is the game is finally out on the Google Play store today for $1.99 which is based off of the iPhone version, which in turn is based on the Nintendo DS version of the game which supports multiplayer for up to four players local and online. Never mind that its not based on the more recent Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Still, its a decent Mario Kart clone with Google+ support and a freemium pay model (Yay.) for Android which joins the several dozen other racers that just hapen to be on the Google Play market with no fanfare such as the sequel to Konami Krazy Racers, RE-Volt, and Snowboard KidsSeriously, how does word even get out there?

Sonic Dash is still slated for later this year.

[Source: Google Play]

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Way Past Cool! The Original Saturday Morning Sonic Turns 20 Today

When I was a spry, young lad, I could still wake up every Saturday morning at the crack of dawn. Filled with exuberance for a block of time that would soon be lost to the ages with the popularization of children’s programming on basic cable, I would arise to make sure I wouldn’t miss a second of what was to be broadcast. Fox Kids, One Saturday Morning, Kids WB, even the not-aimed-at-me TNBC block…from local programming to the last remnants of syndicated tales involving the Hardy Boys, my elementary years were spent absorbing half hour after half hour of useless information.

On this day twenty years ago – September 18th, 1993 for those who aren’t paying attention – my focus was once again squarely on the television. Sitting in bed like I did every Saturday, my eyes glazed over watching my tiny moving picture box, the same one that I had played hours upon hours of the original Sonic the Hedgehog titles. But that day was something special. Something tremendously exciting. What was it? Well, the cast of Hanging With Mr. Cooper kindly told me the night before during T.G.I.F…

Yes. Sonic the Hedgehog was now on the airwaves.

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