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Archive for June, 2011

Video Spotlight: Me Playing Sonic at 6 Years Old

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Here’s a nice little oddity for you all! I’ve recently been backing up old VHS home videos and found this little clip of me playing Sonic the Hedgehog in the arcade at 6 years old. Check it out:

Yuji Naka’s Prope Studio Release Prope Discoverer for iOS

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

In a post on Yuji Naka’s twitter today, the legendary programmer of Sonic the Hedgehog revealed Prope Discoverer for iOS devices. The game uses the Unreal Engine and looks remarkably similar to Epic Citadel; a tech demo for iOS that also uses the engine. Check out some screenshots below:


The premise of the game is to discover hidden cards to give you access to different portions of the castle. It can be downloaded from the UK app store now for £1.79.

[Source: Yuji Naka’s Twitter]

Feature: SEGADriven and Emerald Coast Interview Takashi Iizuka and Yuji Naka

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I still can’t believe I’m writing these words. Myself and Phil “Vger” Sims actually interviewed Takashi Iizuka and Yuji Naka! 2 of our heroes!

Click here to be taken straight to the interview!

Massive thanks to both Iizuka-san and Naka-san for taking time out of their busy schedule to answer questions from 2 crazy fanboys! An extra special ‘thank you’ also goes to Svend Joscelyne for organising this for us. We are forever in your debt!

Feature: Summer of Sonic 2011 Round-Up

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Another year, another Summer of Sonic. Except this time, you cannot fob it off so lightly. This year’s SoS was THE SoS. Julien-K? Jun Senoue? Takashi Iizuka? YUJI NAKA!?!? It literally had everything a Sonic fan could want.

But how about a little insight from the perspective of member of staff? Well look no more!

Click here to be taken straight to the feature!

Fan Scene: Sonic Origins 2 Released

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

It’s the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog! You know what that means? A complete, 8-bit Sonic fan game!

Darkleo over at the Sonic Fan Games HQ forums has released Sonic Origins 2; a Sonic fan game that features more than 20 levels and is completely based on the Sonic games released for the SEGA Master System. Take a look at some screens below:

To download this fantastic little game built on pure nostalgia follow this link. Happy 20th anniversary Sonic!

[Source: SFGHQ Forums]

Video Spotlight: Aliens – Colonial Marines Is Not Dead!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

SEGA have revealed a new teaser for Aliens: Colonial Marines; the FPS from Gearbox that’s been in development since 2006. The game is due for release in January 2012 and is confirmed for show at E3 2011 which takes place in Los Angeles this month. Check out the teaser below:

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

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