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Monday Links: 7-Foot Tall Jamaican Rooster Edition

We’ve had a lot of fangaming news since we’ve opened our new fangaming sub-forum.  Good.

Sonic Retro News

Sonic/SEGA News

  • Win yourself a Dreamcast hoodie by signing up for the SEGA Pass Newsletter. [SEGA Blogs]
  • The SEGA Genesis Classic Collection: Gold Edition dropped games you’ve seen 100x over on your PC last week because you haven’t played the shitty Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis port nearly enough. [SEGA Blogs]
  • Sonic 4: Episode 1 is now at a more reasonable, yet still not worth it price of 800 Microsoft points for this week (for Gold Members only). [Everybody Plays]
  • News-a-rama asks why the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series is getting a reboot. Um… uh… because the Sonic comics blow?  The cover for the upcoming “Sonic Genesis” series is just awful, by the way. [News-a-rama]
  • A short article on the importance of a silent protagonist. [Just Push Start]

Other Stuff

  • Ten awesome inventions.  Man, I want some stair drawers.  I don’t have any shit to hide, but it still would be cool. [Lokwi]
  • Since Sonic Retro has a lot of hacks on it, I spend a little team each week on the ol’ emulator.  I usually use a keyboard, but this little invention that turns your arrow keys into a joystick looks amazing. [Sprki]
  • Want to know the lyrics for your favorite songs without having to look them up? Get this plug-in for your favorite media player. [Lyrics Plug-In]

Monday Video

Meet this creepy yoga teacher, Yogi Oki-Doki, who wears ugly clothes and lives on a farm with Rasta, a 7-foot Jamaican rooster.

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46 Comments

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    I….
    Want…
    That…
    Hoodie!

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    You should note that the Sonic 4 Episode 1 deal of the week is for Xbox Live Gold members only.

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    I wonder if any of you commenters out there in Internetlands would be interested in getting together for some socia viddies.

    Read: a friendly game of something like All-Stars Racing or MvC3.

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      I’d like that, but I’ve only got a Wii & first-gen DS. And a Steam account. And not much time to spare this week in particular.

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      MvC3 on 360 or that next-gen console that has no games?

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        Come now, is that really necessary? I got the PS3 version.

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          Herp derp, I make a joke and everyone goes insane. The only things that I really would want a PS3 for are LBP and ModNation Racers. I just don’t see the use in a PS3 :V But then again, I’ve never really been a Sony gamer.

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        Be cool, dude. While I don’t own a PS3, I must admit it’s got some fantastic games. Be a little more respectful next time, okay?

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      Darn. I was gonna take you up on that offer, but I ain’t gots no PS3! Ah, well.

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    Err… i saw the two covers for genesis, and there AWSOME!!!

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      I agree! those shits are hard. I think that because his eyes are green someone got mad. lol

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    Yeah I could see why you wouldn’t like the Sonic Comic cover.

    Because Sonic’s green eyes are just scary as shit, man.

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    that video….. that has to be the creepiest thing i ever seen on the internet..

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    Still hating on the series that the website is all about, I see…

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      You so funnyyy.

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      Enjoy your shitty games, Mr. Penguin!

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        Enjoy our fantastic games we will.

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          How does it feel to have no standards? I’ve always wanted to know what it’s like on the other side.

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          How does it feel to be living under the illusion that your opinion is fact? I’ve always wanted to know what it’s like being an even bigger cock than the one in the video.

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          There’s no illusion. Just intelligence. I know when I’m wrong. Sonic 4 is not one of those times.

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          It’s only been 16 years 5 months and 5 days since Sonic and Knuckles came out, in that small amount of time, what could we have realistically expected out of Sega? I guess some of us really need to lower our expectations. By the way, I hear E.T. on Atari is a great game if you learn to look past the game, art, and music. Gee that boxart looks great!

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          No way man, Ghostbusters NES. Well, it at least ties with E.T. on the Atari for best game of all time.

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      Snooping as usual I see…

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      Yup, clearly Sonic Retro only exists to dislike Sonic 4, despite the fact that the site was around years before the game. Thanks for clarifying that!

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    I. WANT. THAT. HOODIE. I fucking love the Dreamcast 😀

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    classic sonic made my week. I love that friggin game

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    The lyrics plugin is a godsend–it can actually recognize Sonic theme tunes! Ain’t that something?

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    That old guy is creeping me the MATH out.

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      Don’t fret man; you just gotta stay ALGEBRAIC

      (I’m sorry, I had to do it)

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        No thanks, I’m too busy being GEOMETRIC.

        Wait I’m missing something here aren’t I.

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    God, when was the last time I got a Sonic comic book? 

    … I think it was when Shadow was on Earth, and Sonic became an emotional mofo, getting into deep shit with Sally. XD

    Ah. Those were the good days. Sure, they were overly dramatic, but the comics at least had awesome quality in the drawings and stuff. It was the series of comics closest to the SA series, the one 3D Sonic game some of us fans of the blue hedgehog agree that’s any good. IMO.

    I just know that Green Eyes+classic 16 Bit Packaging=Utter Nonsensical Bullshit.

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      Wow i actually think its EPIC 😀

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      Agreed. Well, and Sonic Adventure 2. Other than that, there’s not really been any good 3D Sonic games. Unleashed would be better if the Werehog stages were gone, and I’ve heard Colors is decent, but other than that, wtf SEGA.

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    Sonic 4 is obviously a bad game because it’s not a carbon copy of Sonic 2.

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      I don’t know where this myth started or where it’s being perpetuated, but it’s wrong. If I want to go play Sonic 2, I’d go play Sonic 2.

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        Oh alright then.

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      Then what does that make Sonic 1, 3, and Knuckles? WHAT ABOUT KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA IN SONIC 2?!

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    Mention Sonic 4, SHITSTORM FROM THE SKY

    I love you guys.

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    In regards to Slingerland’s dislike of the “Genesis” storyline covers, I don’t like ’em much either. I dislike them, however, because of technical reasons, not because OMG HIS EYEZ ARE GREEN. I dislike them because I hate the shading style Spaziante chose to use with the picture. I would’ve preferred he just kept the lines simple, which would’ve worked MUCH better with the whole “Classic” vibe he’s trying to give off (though I gotta give Pat props for combining Classic and Modern Sonic’s appearance).

    So can we for ONCE act like civilized human beings and not attack someone else’s opinions frothing at the mouth, like some wild animal?

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      I also dislike it because of the shading style (also because Sonic is super chunky for no reason).

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        Maybe all those chili dogs finally caught up with him.

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    Who wants to bet Yogi Oki-Doki is a pedophile? Just look how much he loves hugging those kids.

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    >Sonic comics blow
    >Sonic 4 is bad
    >Sonic has green eyes oh no

    I hope you know how stupid you sound.

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      Amazing. Do YOU realize how stupid you sound?

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        Not really, since you don’t give any constructive criticism and are doing nothing but insulting me for no apparent reason.

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          Okay, then. Here:

          It is very condescending to insult someone’s opinion. He’s entitled to think that Sonic 4 is bad, just as you are entitled to think it isn’t. The quickest way to be a douche is to forget that.

          Also, in no part of this article does he mention his dislike for Sonic’s eye color.

          If you can’t be nice, then kindly be quiet.

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