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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Ours is not to wonder why. Ours is just to watch the live-action Sonic movie that Sega has announced.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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."Read More
Final report of geek journalist, Jill Pantozzi.
Don't breathe. Don't move. Don't even think. Survive. If you can.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
WARNING: scary/gross/creepy things.
How am I going to play this game when my eyes are closed the whole time?Read More