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SEGA News Bits: Sonic 2006 being remade for PC by fans with Unity, demo first impressions

Sonic 2006 is being remade in Unity by a small team headed by Gistix. A demo, playable on PC, has just released showcasing their progress in the form of the game’s original demo. We downloaded it and now talk about it in the first SEGA News Bits of 2017! Download the Sonic The Hedgehog (2006) Unity demo for yourself here.

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Humor, Podcasts

SEGA Channel Retro: Sonic Riders Retrospective with S0LV0


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Ten years ago the 15th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog left us with a pretty sour taste. But did you know that there was one game that came out to celebrate the heritage with a racing game boasting an extreme attitude, extreme air and some extreme gear. Tune in 7PM Centra/1AM GMT for the livestream of Sonic Riders as the Retro crew and Unleashed Project’s own S0LV0 tour through the game in extreme style!


Cutscene from Sonic ’06, along with Mega Man 8, MGS4, FFX, Rifftrax’d!

You may have heard of a little show called Mystery Science Theater 3000  that had a man and his robots cracking jokes while cheesy, almost unhealthy to watch movies played in front of them. Fast forward to the present, and Mike, Kevin, and Bill, who starred in Mystery Science Theater 3000, have their own production now, Rifftrax, although it’s a little more internet-centric. Joystiq thought it would be amazing to get these guys to “riff” some video game cutscenes, and well… they were so right. If you want to skip to the Sonic ’06 scene, go to 1:11.

Game News, Site News

Monday Links: Pizza and French Fries Edition

We’re already 7 days into February.  Some big news has to be coming down the pipe soon, right?  The links are sweatin’, I tells ya!

Sonic Retro News

  • We’ve already discussed the Sonic 4 JP prototype, but member Trunks found a complete list if you want to see everything that was changed (hint: not that much; thanks for the delay!). [JP Prototype]
  • Hard-drive crashes are one of the top reasons fangames go bye-bye (second to “IRL things” and “getting bored”), but Oldbie and Father of SAGE BlazeHedgehog managed to get the code back to one of his projects, a 2D version of Sonic 06.  Go play it! [Sonic 2K6 2D]
  • A quick hack from the mini-project thread: FM Drums in Sonic 1. [Random Hack/Mini-Project Thread]

Sonic/SEGA News

  • The Sweet Mountain: Act 2 Guide hits the SEGA Blogs. [SEGA Blogs]
  • Platinum Games (YAY!) and SEGA’s next project is revealed, “Anarchy Reigns.” [Terminal Gamer]
  • SEGA Rally is hitting the net in a PSN/XBLA release.  GAME OVER YEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH… [mmomfg]
  • SEGA West President, Mike Hayes, is confident that the PSP2 will do well.  I’m confident that the game that SEGA pushes out the door to get into the console’s launch window will suck, but will sell well due to the limited library of games.  It’s their most favorite thing to do. [CVG]
  • SEGA’s Halo-wannabe, The Condizzle, is headed to the 3DS.  Early impressions are good (so were early impressions of the Wii build, but hey, who’s keeping score?). [411mania]
  • Arkansas reminisces on the Dreamcast and wonders why it failed.  Reading video game articles in newspapers makes me laugh.  They’re so… simple. [First Arkansas News]
  • Michael Phelps: Olympic champion, world-record holder and Sonic fan. [USAToday]

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GT Names the Worst Sequels Ever, Pins “Sonic ’06” at #3

I thought it would place higher, but I forgot about Bomberman: Act Zero. SEGA has another game on this countdown with Golden Axe: Beast Rider at number 8.  Right before that, when talking about Rare’s two games on the list, the narrator asks, “Is there a developer that has fallen farther over the past 10 years?”  Uh… we’ve got an idea of somebody who might have.  Guess who it is.