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February 2010

Humor, Miscellaneous

Sonic 4 Announcement Leads to Domestic Abuse

Credible news source The Escapist has conjured up a feature on the new upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Extensive research and interviews with professionals reveal how Sonic 4–and by extension, the Sonic series in the last ten years as a whole–may be nothing more than a classic case of domestic abuse.

With the cards on the table, the question ultimately remains–will Sonic 4 break Sonic’s rampant addiction to speed and lust for new cheap thrills? Only time will tell. Until then, this reporter advises readers to seek counseling to avoid further emotional trauma.


SEGA you clever clever troll…

Alright so it’s offical. SEGA is totally screwing with us as Compsense has pointed out on the forums. Take a look here:

As you can see here, SEGA’s website has offered an additional hidden graphic which names the N2 platform as the fourth release platform for Sonic 4. This is strange considering SEGA already slipped a graphic that the iPhone was the last platform.

For those who don’t know, the N2 is an arcade game platform built on Nvidia graphics technology and very easy to port to PC. So this begs the question: Did SEGA anticipate our snooping after all? Or are they adjusting their marketing to suit it? Whatever the case SEGA, keep doing it. It’s far more entertaining then the past few Sonic games. But hopefully not as fun as Sonic 4 should be.

Podcasts, Site News

Sonic Retro Podcast #3.5 – Sonic 4 Super Bowl Special!

In a spur of the moment decision, the Sonic Retro podcast crew decided to get together last Saturday for a Sonic Retro podcast special focusing around discussion of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Participants this time around include Tweaker, InstantSonic, Spexfox, JackSkellinghog, Slingerland, Aquaslash, Katzu Niku, and David the Lurker. We’re a bit late for making the Super Bowl, but Instant was a bit sick and needed to eat more RINGS.

A bit of a heads up–this one is a bit longer than the most, clocking in at about two hours. Also, my sound quality sucks this time around for no good reason. Sorry about that! Hopefully you enjoy our extensive coverage of the things on the table right now when it comes to Sonic 4; we tried to cover as many elements of the game as possible, though an obvious classic bias would be expected from Sonic Retro. ;P



First @ Retro: New Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Art

In light of this week’s developments on Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, we at Sonic Retro were concerned on what this would mean for the upcoming Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Imagine our shock when we were contacted by a source close to Sega with exclusive art!

More on this story as it develops.

Game News

Sonic 4: Episode 1 also an iPhone title! July Release date!

Wow SEGA. Great job tucking away that special information.

Sonic 4's REAL Release date and last platform! And if you don't believe it, click the image for the source image on SEGA's website!

There's even an interview with Iisuka!

UPDATE: Well that was fast. SEGA has removed the images from their website already. At least we grabbed them while we could!