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Sonic the Hedgehog

  1. Bad Photoshop Theater Presents: 10 Movies Benedict Cumberbatch Hasn’t Been Rumored For

    YET.

    Benedict. Cumberbatch. Is. Everywhere. Sherlock. Star Trek. The Hobbit. That Oscarbait biopic that's going to make you cry. And if he's not there, he at one point was rumored to be there, as in the cases of Star Wars, Doctor Strange, and Batman v Superman. But there are still some movies that he hasn't been linked to, because even Mr. Working-On-10-Different-Projects-At-a-Time can't do everything. Here are ten of them.

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  2. New Gamescom Trailer for Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog Reboot Sonic Boom Still Looks Awful

    Quick! More fuel for the reboot machine!

    Sega released another trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog reboot Sonic Boom at Gamescom, and it looks pretty much like you'd have expected. Unless you were expecting it to look good, in which case you've likely got much larger problems than being wrong about this trailer.

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  3. Some Of These Pop-Culture Characters Are Out Of Character (And That’s OK)

    eye candy

    Others are perfectly in character. And that's ok too. Louis Roskosch seems to have a lot of fun illustrating our favorite characters from video games, comics, and more. Check out his work and you may even find yourself a new t-shirt (or 10).

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  4. Today In Hollywood Remakes, Reboots, and Spinoffs: The Lion King, The Magic School Bus, and Sonic the Hedgehog

    Things to Do With Your Kids

    It's taken a few years longer than I expected for Hollywood to realize "Hey, we haven't done a live action/CG hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie yet!" But it happened. I wonder what the furries, who infamously comprise a significant percentage of the Sonic fandom, have to say about this?

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  5. I’m Sorry For What These Gloomy Video Game Characters Are About To Do To Your Feelings

    I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion

    Toad, Toad, come here. You're my go-to guy in Mario Kart. You're Princess Peach's right-hand shroom. We've all had days like that, buddy. It's going to be okay. Artist Christopher Hemsworth is the fiendish mind behind these. Click through for more 16-bit angst. Prints are available at Society6. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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  6. Find Out What It’s Like To Speed Around From Sonic’s POV With The Oculus Rift

    Spoiler alert: it's pukey.

    So we've established that you're probably going to suck at virtual reality gaming for a while - you need to stop getting motion sick long enough to, you know, actually play. Here's a game for the Oculus that will definitely not help with that - it's Sonic the Hedgehog. In first-person.

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  7. The New Sonic Game Looks Goofy as Sh**… and Then the Dubstep Happens

    Someone tell Knuckles to put down the `roids.

    Let the trailer for the new Sonic the Hedgehog reboot, Sonic Boom, leave you feeling like a confused old person. The new character designs are really weird looking in 3D, and Knuckles looks like some kind of `roided out fan art. Then the dubstep kicks in. You can almost hear Sega begging the younger generation to get on board.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Dragon Skeleton Dress

    Things We Saw Today

    The above fashion triumph was worn by Taiwanese singer Mei, about whom I know nothing other than she went to a performance of the New Japan Philharmonic once and she has excellent taste in dresses. (Fashionably Geek)

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  9. Sonic Lost World’s Dialogue is Pretty Dark, Apparently

    Still doing what Nintendon't all these years later.

    Ever since Sonic Colors ended the so-called Dark Age of Sonic, the series has returned to a decidedly cartoonish, light-hearted tone. Sonic Lost World, the upcoming Wii U game, looked to continue that trend, but due to certain bits of dialogue it's been given an E10+ rating by the ESRB as opposed to the usual E. I suspect it was written by Shadow the Hedgehog now that he's out of the spotlight.

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  10. Try Not to Get Nauseous Watching First Person Sonic The Hedgehog [Video]

    So would Tails' POV be kinda like Google Earth in comparison?

    It seems like all the biggest games that come out right now are all designed to be in the first person. Wouldn't it be nice to go back to the time of side-scrollers? Or, you know, take those side-scrollers we all loved as kids and update them in the most dizzy-inducing way possible? Because that's what Filipe Costa did. It's like virtual those roller coaster videos, but better!

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  11. Jed Henry Shows Us What Our Favorite Heroes Would Look Like as Japanese Woodblock Prints

    Almost Totally Excellent

    Jed Henry had a Ukiyo-e Heroes exhibit last fall at Gallery Nucleus, but now he has a new show,Ukiyo-e Heroes 2, with even more woodblock print versions of the heroes that grace our gaming consoles and television screens.  Check out some of the new prints above, along with a selection of older, but equally stunning versions of some favorite characters.  If you are so inclined, you can see even more, and even purchase the prints, at the Gallery Nucleus Website. The show runs until June 23 in Gallery Nucleus at 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA. (via Gallery Nucleus)

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  12. Sonic Lost World Trailer’s Basically Super Mario Galaxy, But Sonic [Video]

    A Sonic game in 3D that... actually looks pretty good? Huh. How about that.

    The Internet may have collectively chuckled a bit when Nintendo said they were going to bring a new Sonic the Hedgehog game to market, but it turns out Nintendo may have been on to something. The trailer for Sonic Lost World has dropped, and it frankly looks better than any of the franchise's recent installments. That's saying a lot considering it's in 3D.

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  13. Gotta Go Fast: New Sonic the Hedgehog Game Rumored to Be Unveiled in February

    It's becoming more and more readily apparent that a year can't go by without Sega releasing a new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, with 2013 possibly maintaining this perennial trend. Rumors have been circulating that the game developer and publisher is planning to unveil Sonic's latest adventure in mid-February with a potential release date set either for the fall or winter of this year. Presently, there are no specifics regarding the game's overall story, but a number of dubious details have been reported.

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  14. How Wreck-It Ralph Gets To Use All Those Famous Video Game Characters & Why Mario Was Left Out

    It's Technical

    Disney's Wreck-It Ralph is a veritable who's-who of video game history. We saw several classic characters in the first trailer and a few more (heroes and villains) in the second trailer but one is conspicuously missing - Mario! You may be thinking it has something to do with property rights (and you're not alone) but then why is Mario's nemesis Bowser in the film and our favorite plumber is not? Producer Clark Spencer explains while revealing just how crazy video game companies are.

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  15. A History of Video Games: From Pong To BioShock [VIDEO]

    It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

    This may not be an all-inclusive history of video games but it sure does showcase a lot of my old favorites. Metroid, for one. The coolest part though is, the music you hear is created from the sounds and music from the video games themselves. And it's pretty catchy. Give it a watch and see if you spot your favorites. What titles are missing that really shouldn't be? (via Blastr)

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  16. Sonic the Hedgehog Flip Book [Video]

    YouTube user BloodyRenegadeX makes detailed flip books. One of them happens to be of Sonic the Hedgehog escaping a flooded city, complete with checkpoint, and is very pretty.

    (via Geeks are Sexy)

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  17. Geek Illustrations Tell New Stories

    i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

    Sometimes, when a creative, imaginative person thinks about the "story beyond the story," they keep their ideas in their head. Or maybe, they'll turn it into fan fiction. Artist Vincent Bocognani has turned his ideas into some awesome illustrations, showing other stories behind some geek favorites.

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  18. Informative, Detailed Ranking of Sonic the Hedgehog’s Top 10 Sexiest Female Characters [Video]

    If you've ever wanted to spend eight minutes figuring out who the ten sexiest female characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe are, don't worry, we got you. No, I didn't realize there were ten female characters in the Sonic universe either.

    (via Topless Robot)

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  19. Facebook Nearly Had a Blue Hedgehog for a Mascot

    Sound familiar? According to early Facebook employee Ezra Callahan, the company's first president, Sean Parker (who you may remember as a villainous Justin Timberlake character in The Social Network), wanted to make Facebook's mascot a hedgehog and turn blue stuffed hedgehogs into Facebook's calling card. Suffice it to say that this is not what ended up happening.
    True story: in the very early days of Facebook, Sean Parker wanted to make Facebook's mascot a hedgehog. We had early plans to build a local business program around each college on the site (a Yelp-like service similar to what later became Facebook Pages). As part of that, Sean wanted us to send each participating business a little blue stuffed hedgehog. Matt Cohler and I even sourced a couple companies to make them. Sean actually wanted us to get a real hedgehog for the office. Turns out they aren't street legal in California, or something, but I guess he found a way to obtain one in Nevada. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your affinity for hedgehogs) Sean couldn't convince any of us to drive there to get one. The local business program was shelved mid 2005 (we decided a revenue product wasn't as important after the Accel financing), and Sean let his dream of the hedgehog go with it. If I'm not mistaken, a couple employees who live near the facebook campus own a hedgehog today. I won't name them in case they are, in fact, illegal, but I guess that sorta counts.
    (Quora via AF)

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  20. The Sonic the Hedgehog Title Screen, Lovingly, Inspiringly Cross-Stitched

    According to Redditor Maggoty, this fantastic 58cm x 40 cm cross-stitch of the original Sonic the Hedgehog title screen took his wife 300 to 400 hours on and off over the course of two to three years. Judging by the looks of it, it was worth every minute.

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