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Sonic Mania’s Secret Mode Cements Its Place as a Love Letter to Fans

We chuckled.

Sonic Mania is out today, bringing old school Sonic the Hedgehog goodness to modern gaming consoles. The game has already done plenty to show its love for Sonic fans, with remixed classic stages, retooled yet familiar sprite animations, and the utilization of fan-gone-pro talent for development. With so much love poured into it, it's really no surprise that the game features some great Easter eggs, including a delightful hidden mode.

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Old-School Sonic Mania Is Coming for Sonic’s 25th Anniversary

Enjoy your future. It's gonna be great.

Sonic the Hedgehog is 25 years old this year, and the blue bur is getting two new games to celebrate—even though they won't see release until 2017. In a fitting tribute to a character who's found limited success in modern times, Sonic Mania will take the series back to its roots and give the fans the 2D, sidescrolling Sonic sequel they've been waiting for.

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Limbo Free on Steam, Sonic Games Cheap on Humble Bundle Right Now

The prices are ... a little bit lower now.

Sonic the Hedgehog was released 25 years ago tomorrow (June 23), and to celebrate, SEGA's got a huge package of Sonic games on Humble Bundle including old classics and newer titles. The deal only launched recently, so the price to get the most games for your buck is still pretty low, and you get to give to charity! Go fast!

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Sega Is Looking Into HD Shenmue Remakes

The Dreamcast is too often remembered as the hardware flop that turned Sega into a strictly software company (for home purposes, anyway) and not often enough as a decent system with some memorable games. One of its biggest stars was Shenmue, and while sequels to continue the story of that sprawling experience have faced their own share of troubles, fans have also been wondering if the original would ever get the HD remake treatment.

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Sega’s Shinobi Getting the Big Screen Treatment; Please Don’t Blow the Casting

Sega recently announced that one of their most classic franchises is getting the big-screen treatment. Shinobi, the classic ninja side-scroller, now rests in the hands of producer Marc Platt.

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Prepare Yourself: There’s a Live-Action Sonic Movie In the Works

Ours is not to wonder why. Ours is just to watch the live-action Sonic movie that Sega has announced.

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We’ve Got the Closest Thing to Proof That Michael Jackson Composed for Sonic 3

Gotta moonwalk fast.

If you've played Sonic the Hedgehog 3, you've probably noticed that the game's music is awesome. What you may not have noticed is that it's not just better than, but noticeably different from the music in other Sonic games on Sega Genesis. As it turns out, that's probably because it was the only one composed by Michael Jackson.

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Sonic Goes Retro for 25th Anniversary, May Be Getting a Surprise New Game

Gotta go fast ... enough to turn back time.

With Sega's attempt at revamping Sonic the Hedgehog with "Sonic Boom" games and TV shows not going so well, it's refreshing to see the gaming company bring the character back to his retro roots with his 25th anniversary logo. Yes, Sonic is 25 in 2016, and it seems there may be a previously unknown Sonic game on the way.

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“Project Dream” Crowd-Funds a Follow-Up For the SEGA Dreamcast

Apparently, there is a Dreamcast 2 in the works, at least in some form; it's called "Project Dream," and their website looks pretty mysterious right now, but the team plans to launch a crowd-funding campaign soon.

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Sega Wants to Make Sonic Good Again and Win Back Fans, We Cross Everything Available

Yes, young gamers, gather 'round and hear the story of how once, Mario and Sonic were direct, formidable competitors for the king of video games. However, when Mario made the (triple) jump to 3D, his gameplay evolved and set a new standard, whereas Sonic struggled to find a successful formula that fit that extra dimension. Now, after a string of lackluster releases and a fall from grace, Sega wants to make Sonic games good again and win back lost fans.

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Dust Off Your NES! GameStop Will Begin Buying and Selling Retro Games

Here we go!

Are you ready for some 8-bit video games? GameStop's new pilot program is aimed at getting the classics into their stores, and you will be supplying them.

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A Whole Bunch of Classic SEGA Games Are About to Get Adapted Into Films

RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!

A new plan means your old favorites like Altered Beast, Shinobi, Golden Axe and more could be getting the big screen treatment.

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Want To Make Alien: Isolation Less Mind-Numbingly Terrifying? Put The Alien In Squeaky Shoes!

Almost as nonsensical as Catwoman in high heels!

Our Editor in Chief Jill Pantozzi loved Alien: Isolation, but it (and I quote) "scared the shit out of her." Since I am a little horror movie baby and would never sleep again if I played it, I am seriously comforted by Neebs Gaming's terror-proof addition to Alien: Isolation - just throw really squeaky shoes on the alien. Problem solved. Fear neutralized.

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Check Out The Beauty Of Alien: Isolation‘s Nostromo, Without All The Terrifying Alien Horror

Wow, so peaceful! So lovely! So HRRAGHGHHSHH MY INTESTINES ARE OUTSIDE OF ME

Alien: Isolation is a beautiful game. Beautiful, but constantly horrifying. Because of the constant alien-induced terror, you may have found it difficult to appreciate the gorgeousness of the Nostromo, so allow this video to take you on a sweet ship tour (with no aliens in sight). If you love Alien, you'll love this.

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Hilarious Glitch Reveals the Scariest Thing About Alien: Isolation

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Being alone with the Xenomorph is starting to get to Amanda. "What? Scary alien monster stalking me? I'm sorry. I can't hear you. La la la la. Nope. Nothing more horrifying here than this door. Ahhh! See? See how scary just this door is? So nothing any scarier than that needs to happen, thank you. All good here on scary things."

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The Mary Sue Review: The Video Game That Makes You the Star of a Horror Film, Alien: Isolation

Final report of geek journalist, Jill Pantozzi.

Don't breathe. Don't move. Don't even think. Survive. If you can.

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Sigourney Weaver on the Legacy of Ellen Ripley, Women in Games, and Her Return in Alien: Isolation

Be my mom. Please. (Sorry, mom.)

A magical thing happened a few months ago. I spoke with Sigourney Weaver on the phone. I'm not fully recovered. Find out what the actress, soon to be heard reprising her Ellen Ripley role in the video game Alien: Isolation, had to say about women in film, women in games, her sci-fi legacy, and Ripley's daughter.

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The Mary Sue’s Alien: Isolation Replica Jacket Giveaway!

Warning: does not protect against xenomorphs.

Are you as stoked as we are to be scared pantless by Alien: Isolation? A general xenomorph fan? Someone who dreams of becoming as bad-ass as Ripley? To celebrate the game's release on Tuesday, October 7th, we're hosting a giveaway where you can win a replica of the jacket worn by one of the characters in-game!

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Latest Alien: Isolation Trailer Says Nowhere Is Safe, I Am Terrified And Believe Them

Not even my own couch.

There have been a few trailers out for Alien: Isolation, the new horror game that hits shelves on October 7th, and they've all been terrifying. This latest in-game footage will get your heart pumping within seconds and, honestly, I don't know how I'm going to play this game other than with the brightness cranked way up on my screen at noon in my fully-lit apartment. Ack.

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SEGA’s Alien: Isolation Asks, “How Will You Survive?” I Don’t Have An Answer.

WARNING: scary/gross/creepy things.

How am I going to play this game when my eyes are closed the whole time?

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