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Monday Links: Thanksgiving Break Edition

Thanksgiving is this week and all you college dudes will be off this week.  Spend your free time playing Donkey Kong Country Returns.  It’s a 2D game in full 3D with the control and feel of the original games, new environments, new enemies, new mechanics and a high level of difficulty.  It’s pretty much the best thing ever.  What was I talking about again?  Oh, the links.  Right.

Sonic Retro News

Sonic/SEGA News

  • 1UP’s Holiday Gift Guide is out and Sonic 4: Episode 1 is on the list for those kids that you don’t like.  [1UP]
  • With everybody already in Christmas mode, you might have forgotten that Thanksgiving is this week.  Super Monkey Ball has got you covered with some wallpaper.  [SEGA Blogs]
  • SEGA continues doing its “re-releasing every game ten times over for a quick buck” thing.  Crazy Taxi hits PSN.  XBLA version later this week.  [SEGA Blogs]
  • Gunstar Heroes gets re-released, too.  Now, it’s on the iPhone and suffers from the same emulation issues seen in previous Genesis ports.  When will that be fixed?  Probably never.  [The Loop] [SlideToPlay]
  • Sonic and the Black Knight is a big-time Black Friday sale item, marked down to around $13.  Again, for those kids you hate.  You can only find this deal online, since SEGA smartly took it off store shelves.  [Underground Newsroom]

Other Stuff

  • My hometown of St. Louis once again tops the list of the “Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.”  We also top the list of “Nelly Having.” See if your hometown makes the list!  [Gawker]
  • This life-altering traffic light concept is neat, but it probably sucks for colorblind folk.  [The Daily What]
  • Area 51 seems like a fun place to visit.  [Google Maps]

Monday Video

Jay Pharoah is the best thing to happen to television in a long time, being the most consistent and talented performer on Saturday Night Live. YouTube is full of videos of his dead-on impersonations of just about every celebrity worth impersonating. Here’s a video of his strongest impressions.  (nsfw)

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    LOL I like how your opening jabs at Sonic 4.

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    Sonic: The One Ring is a great addition to Sonic fandom.
    Sonic 4 is not.
    SatBK is debatable.
    Jay Pharoah is the bomb diggity.

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    The main reason that Sega rehashes its old games is because they realize that they cannot make PASSABLE new games much less GOOD ones.
    And i LIKED Sonic colors,,,
    And im still angry at Sega for ruining Nights and Panzer Dragoon. And forgetting about Burning Rangers.
    And give the peoplke a REAL Phantasy Star! Not that Online bullshit!

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    First they put on Sonic adventure…now crazy taxi… my guess the next game is going to be Sonic adventure 2 or NiGHTS into dreams!

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    I dont see what is bad about this?

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    (From the Sonic 4 list) “and defying gravity with pure speed.”

    You sure got that right.

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