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Monday Links: May Be Tuesday In Your Locale Edition

I hadn’t planned to do any links today–as an American, my priorities of the day have been to blow things up and test out the various recipes from our drinking contest (results coming soon, btw.) However, I did hear from Iizuka last night to “write for all Sonic fan,” and I can’t really argue with that. So, all Sonic fan, here we go.

Sonic Retro News

  • You may remember some “unused” music in Sonic Mega Collection found a few years ago. Turns out it’s in fact part of an odd tech demo video by CRI. [ Why is this shit in my Sonic Mega Collection? ]
  • Retro members have been digging up various rare pieces of art with the intent of cleaning up and organizing a collection. Have something we don’t have in our artwork section? Feel free to join in! [ Rare Sonic Art (and restoring it) ]
  • Charmy Maze is a new fangame that has players go through timed puzzle mazes. Yes, I’m as surprised by a Charmy protagonist as you are. [ Charmy Maze ]
  • Ever thought Nyan Cat was great, but just not awesome enough? Good thing it’s been ported to the Mega Drive! [ Nyan Cat MD ]

Sega/Sonic News

  • Fan of the SNES port of the 80s arcade classic Dragon’s Lair? No, I wasn’t either. Good think we were spared from this version for the Mega Drive–luckily, SegaAge has us covered for a release either way. [The Summer of Protos! ]
  • So, apparently the next figure in First4Figures’ set of statuettes is of a classic Knuckles which was recently revealed on F4F’s Facebook page. Enjoy a blurry picture showing as such! [ Knuckles punching a thing ]
  • SEGAbits is reporting that BBC Earth and Sega are teaming up for a new project. Personally, I hope whatever this is like the planetarium projector but with Planet Earth footage, because that would totally rule. [ SEGA and BBC Earth team up to fuse technology and nature ]
  • Segashiro highlights one of Ben Heck’s forumers modifications to the Sega Game Gear: new casing, rechargable batteries, and a new 5″ screen. Looks pretty fly. [ Custom Game Gear Mod Kicks Arse! ]

Other Stuff

  • Check out this in-depth documentation of the changes that turned the standard Japanese NES platformer Magic John into the tubular Totally Rad. [ The Rad Project ]
  • Minor League Baseball team the Amarillo Sox recently decided to get a new costume for their mascot, a sock. The results are hilariously bad. [Mascot fail: Amarillo’s stiff Sock sent back to wash ]
  • Hipsters and the Lord of the Rings collide thanks to Noelle Stevenson. It’s on Tumblr, so you should be able to keep your hipster cred, nerds. [ The Broship of the Rings ]

Monday Video

The real reason it took so long to write this? Was busy dancing. In a warehouse. (Thanks, HarroSIN!)


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    Dude, thanks for doing the links without me asking. I’m drunk as shit. USA USA USA…

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    For some reason I find that image a bit TOO disturbing…

    It might be the fact that I grew up with the Sonic that cared about nature. This is like seeing Captain Planet dying in a pile of toxic waste.

    Speaking of which, I’m curious about the project between SEGA and BBC Earth.

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    Cool I didn’t expect my Charmy game to be included here 🙂

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    Dumped protos: good.
    SNES Dragon’s Lair: bad.
    Nik: Conflicted.

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    I love watching you guys working on a proto or hidden stuff or whatever. 😛

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    Seems the Nyan Cat thing is down, so here’s the video At least, I think that’s what you’re talking about.

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    Just wanna say about that first link with the Sonic Mega Collection thing.
    Tat video Immediately reminded me of Sonic X, not only because I’m quite sure they used a similar portal at one point, but also because the house looked exactly like Chris’.

    That flat out bothers me

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    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw this post’s picture:

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