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Monday Links: Bringing in the New Year Edition

It’s New Year’s Eve. Not exactly a whole lot going on in terms of video games, Sega or Sonic the Hedgehog even. But hey, the world hasn’t ended yet! This year certainly has been full of surprises for everyone, including us here at Sonic & Sega Retro. We hope to see you in the new year. In the meantime, there’s still plenty to go around in terms of news and whats happening.





Sonic Retro News

  • Another Christmas with Sonic arrives after Christmas. It’s not 2013 yet, so there is still time for some holiday cheer. [Youtube]
  • Project AXSX is giving a New Year update on their progress. [Youtube]
  • Say that stream featuring the Unleashed-to-Generations mod was pretty keen last week. It’s all there, Wireheads and Magic Knights and all on our account. [Twitch]

Sonic/SEGA News

  • Now we know who to blame for why the Game Grumps are playing through Sonic 06. This remix of them thinking about playing it is a great idea. [Youtube]
  • 8-4 Play’s Podcast interviews programmer Gregg Tavares about his life and times working at various companies, including his time at SEGA, working conditions, Zombie Revenge and more. [Giant Bomb Presents 8-4 Play]
  • The GameCube and Wii emulator, Dolphin, has updated to include GCN Broadband adapter support. Besides enabling LAN play for Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, 1080 Avalanche and Kirby Air Ride, this includes support for playing Phantasy Star Onine Episode 1 & 2 and Episode 3 C.A.R.D. Revolution. There are still active homebrew servers available and are fully functional for both players emulating through Dolphin or playing on actual GameCube units. This is true cross-platform play. [Emulation]
  • Do you still not have Sonic Generations on Steam? GreenManGaming has it for 75% off. You can then take 30% off that price with this code:  GMG30-DPLIM-DN831 [GreenManGaming]
  • Voice acting is the most important element of game design. Jason Griffith plays a character in the latest entry of the multi-award million dollar selling military shooter. [Modern Combat]

Other Stuff

  • Speaking of Gregg Tavares, you should check out his website. Some of his credentials include working on tools and or development on Gex, Crash Team Racing, LocoRoco, LocoRoco 2 and many more! []
  • Jeff Gerstmann hates NiGHTS into Dreams. But perhaps that combined with his obsession could prove to be a deadly Game of the Year show–wait what? [Youtube]
  • MEGA64’s Game of the Year lets you know the best game on the Playstation Vita [Youtube]
Video of the Week
  • What is your New Years Resolution?

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    Happy New Year Everyone!

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    The Mayans were dead wrong about what? They never said anything about an “end of the world”. The Mayan apocalypse is nothing more than a modern notion conceived by this age’s conspiracy theorists. December 21, 2012 for the Mayans is like our modern calendar equivalent of December 31. We don’t believe the world is gonna end at the December 31st of the year, do we? The Mayans were probably laughing at us, while they celebrated for their own version of New Year’s Eve. ^u^

    Happy belated New Year, everyone.

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