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    VHS footage of a cancelled Genesis game called "Segapede" (later "Astropede") has been uploaded by SEGAbits. This prototype was developed at Sega Technical Institute and was intended to be connected to the Sonic universe. This footage is from former STI artist Craig Stitt, who had previously worked on Sonic 2 and Sonic Spinball. The level […]

    Today marks Sega's 60th anniversary, and to commemorate it, they've announced… the Game Gear Micro…! It comes in 4 different colors, each with (only) 4 different games: Black: Sonic the Hedgehog, Puyo Puyo Tsuu, OutRun, Royal Stone Blue: Sonic & Tails (aka Sonic Chaos), Gunstar Heroes, Sylvan Tale, Baku Baku Animal Yellow: Shining Force Gaiden, […]

    Sonic's back in a new Humble Bundle this year. Now's your chance to grab a load of games for Steam on the cheap, and support charity while you're at it. Available here till December 17th. $1 tier: Sonic Adventure 2 (+ Battle DLC) Sonic 3 & Knuckles (for Genesis Classics) Sonic CD Sonic 4, Episode […]

    Hold onto your pants, this is pretty HUGE. Over the past weeks, Hidden Palace (along with The Cutting Room Floor) have been celebrating “Sonic Month” by releasing a number of brand new (well, “new”) Sonic prototypes. Some super early Sonic CDs, a couple more Sonic 2s (out of like a dozen now!), a bit of […]

    A couple years ago, Jon Burton, founder of Traveller's Tales, shared pictures of a cassette tape made during the development of Sonic 3D Blast. This tape contained demos of the game's soundtrack, composed by Jun Senoue. These demos were created with keyboards and submitted for approval before being programmed into the game using the Genesis' […]

    Well it's been 20 years since the Dreamcast was released in America on the fabled 9-9-99. Though its life was short, its impact was large. The Dreamcast brought a number of innovations to the table, most notably bringing online gaming to the forefront of the console space, even including a humble 56k modem built into […]

    kukun kun has been uploading tons of rare old Japanese gaming TV shows and personal game recordings. This recently-uploaded episode of Famitsu's “Game Catalogue II” program covers E3 1996. The coverage of Sega's booth (starting around 9 minutes) shows some footage of the extremely ill-fated Sonic X-Treme. It looks pretty but there's not much to […]