• Sonic Solutions To Acquire DivX In $323 Million Deal

    Sonic Solutions and DivX, both listed on Nasdaq, this morning announced that they are to become one. Under the terms of the agreement, Sonic would acquire all the outstanding shares of DivX and merge DivX operations into those of Sonic. DivX stockholders would receive a combination of cash and stock equal to $3.75 in cash and 0.514 shares of Sonic common stock for each share of DivX they hold. Read More

  • You can make your very own Sonic the Hedgehog level now, if you want

    My guess is that most, if not all, of you have played the original Sonic the Hedgehog at some point in your life. But while many of you have played the game, how many of you can actually say you designed a level? You know where I’m going with this: has released a fully working level editor, letting you try your hand at creating a level or two. Read More

  • Sonic Solutions to launch movies on USB flash drives

    Earlier this week, Sonic Solutions announced that they’re planning to roll out downloadable 3D movies for their Roxio CinemaNow line and today they’ve announced that they will begin selling movies on USB flash drives. The CinemaNow USB Movie Drives will be encoded with Hollywood-approved DRM for multiplatform playback thanks to Widewine. Said USB drives will include an integrated… Read More

  • Sonic the Hedgehog meets Unreal Tournament in side-scrolling shooter

    Well will you look at this? It’s Unreal Tournament being played as a side-scroller on a level right out of Sonic the Hedgehog. Read More

  • 3 new Sonic Chronicles videos, now with terribly useless narration! My hopes for Sonic Chronicles are remarkably high. I mean, come on – it’s Sega’s attempt at recreating the glory that is Super Mario RPG with the Sonic cast, and it’s made by Bioware, the only company to make an RPG worth playing since 1997. Sega/Bioware released 3 new videos today: an introduction, a gameplay video… Read More

  • Yes, that is Sonic the Hedgehog brandishing a broadsword

    Am I taking crazy pills? No, wait. I mean, is Sonic Team taking crazy pills? Because apparently they’ve made a Sonic game where you fight with a sword instead of running fast. Would you make a Street Fighter game where you collected coins and rode around on karts? How about a Ninja Gaiden game where you roll up a nice big katamari? Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with… Read More

  • SEGA Winter Wonderland Event

    Yesterday, I managed to muster enough strength to drag myself to SEGA’s Winter Wonderland event at the Royalton Hotel in Manhattan. Upon arriving at the Penthouse floor, I saw a few LCD screens setup, all with Xbox 360s or Nintendo Wiis – not one PS3. There were only seven to 10 games total to see and all the coolest ones were under embargo, so the event was pretty lame. Read More

  • Monday Morning Happiness

    See this? This is the sole reason why SEGA doesn’t make consoles anymore. It’s a fantastic tribute to video gaming in the nineties. Complete with some fatass standing in the background, this photo includes but is not limited to the following: Sega CD, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X, Game Genie, Sega Genesis Cleaning System, Sonic and Knuckles, and Sonic 3. I know there are one or two… Read More

  • Universal Sonic Toothbrush

    From the Why Didn’t Someone Think Of This Sooner Department comes Solutions’ Universal Sonic Toothbrush. Now you don’t have to give up your favorite Colgate or Reach or whatever conventional brush to get the cleansing and gum-stimulating benefits of sonic brushing. Just slip your current toothbrush into the AA battery-powered base, hit the button, and you’re off… Read More