SHQ News - Year 2012

Sonic HQ Encyclopedia

If you remember this old relic, I've now incorporated it into the search results. The SHQ Encyclopedia isn't nearly as good as some of the other stuff out there on the net but it still has some worthy content. I haven't decided if it should get its very own portal yet as it is still very much beta.

Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega) Article

SHQ Search

You will now notice a search bar near the top of the page. You can now currently search through music, games, comics and articles that were posted here. Please note that it is a work in progress but still very functional.

So we have a new directory

What's this? A links section? It is! It is also very much incomplete but if you know of any Sonic sites that aren't already on there, you're more than welcome to submit a link. In the new directory you'll find both current sites and old. Sites that were listed on the old directory have migrated over that are still up and running. Sites that are not active anymore have been put in their own category.

New SHQ VS Archive SHQ

This is a comparison chart of the main differences between this and the older version of the site at Green boxes denote that the user experience will likely be better while red boxes mean user experience will be weaker. Ø means that it is missing. Even still, the Archive site is still a vital portion to this site. Note that a lot of the sections won't make an appearance on the new SHQ mainly because other sites just do them much better and our content isn't stellar to begin with. Like Fan Fiction.

New Coat Of Paint

I figured it was time for a new, fresh look. The other theme will also get tweaked and I do hope to still add more in the near future.

Comic Reviewers Wanted

We're looking for comic reviewers! Anyone can take part in this. All you need is a SHQ account which can be registered here. A link for posting reviews will appear on the side when logged in. Current reviews can be found here.

More Music!

Sonic 1, 2, 3 (and Knuckles) and Sonic CD have been added to the music section!

Announcing New Music Section!

You can find it here. It contains all tracks from SA, SA2, Sonic Heroes, Sonic 2006, Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. More is definitely coming! You can search out individual tracks or even search by artist. Music is streamed through your browser. It even works on smartphones. No flash required.


Comic Section Revamp

I'm happy to say that the Comics Section has been redone with more HTML5 in mind. I hope this will improve the user experience! You can scroll through using your mouse wheel, the mouse itself and even the arrow keys on the keyboard. Note there are still some comics are missing from the database and comics are still being added.

Announcing Midis Section Return!

Well it used to be called the music section but it's really 90% midis. You remember those, right? The thing that was popular on the web before mp3s took off and would play in the background with no option to turn off. Well we have some. Don't worry, they don't play in the background. You can check them out here.

This Just In!

Strange equine creature trapped in colorful rectangular room with no way out! Probably wants some hugs.

Rescue workers are running to find strategy guides to assess the situation.

Reintroducing Games and new Sonic HD section

I've added a Games link to the menu. It's still very much a work in progress! Additionally, you can find a new subsection in the Animation section dubbed as "Sonic HD" containing HD Sonic content, some fan made, some official.

Oh yeah, also testing a new layout.

Possibly Stupid Question

I've been wondering this for quite a while, but what happened to the pictures in the game index to the archive. Like several years back they just vanished. What happened?

Episode 2 Logo Announced

It's becoming more and more obvious Tails will be playable in Sega's next installment to Sonic 4 but remains to be known is the scope of his play-ability. Will it be optional a la Sonic CD Rerelease/Sonic 2/S3&K?. I'm betting on optional. Sega has learned its lesson.

Source: Sega Blogs