What would a Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired PC be if it wasn’t the world’s fastest? That’s exactly what SEGA has built and will be giving away to one lucky person. Hardware wise, it features an Intel Core i9-12900K processor, ASRock Z690M Mini-ITX motherboard, 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 2TB SSD, and an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula 16GB graphics card. Gamers will appreciate the pre-loaded SEGA Atlus PC games as well as 23 Steam codes for SEGA titles. Read more for two videos, including one of it zipping around a track at 62 mph.
After the leak a few days ago, the LEGO Group today officially announced the LEGO Ideas (21331) Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set. Put simply, this is an extremely detailed brick representation of one of the most popular video game levels ever, designed by 24-year-old, UK based LEGO superfan Viv Grannell. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
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At first glance, this appears to be a normal ADSP-2181 chip, but after some careful disassembly and under a microscope, Sonic the Hedgehog appears, or at least his face. This chip comes from a family of microcomputers from Analog Devices, and is optimized for digital signal processing (DSP), so you won’t find it in most computers. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Back in February 2021, LEGO announced that they were going to create a Sonic the Hedgehog set, thanks to a concept design submitted by 24 year-old, UK based, superfan Viv Grannell. Today, the LEGO Ideas (21331) set has leaked ahead of its official revel, and it consists of 1,125-pieces, complete with Sonic mini figurines. Read more for additional pictures of the LEGO Ideas submission that it’s based on.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the official sequel toe Sonic the Hedgehog, which was released in 2020, and there a few new characters in tow, Knuckles included. This installment follows the journey of Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails Miles Prower as they try to prevent Doctor Eggman as well as Knuckles the Echidna from finding the Master Emerald. It’s set to hit theaters on April 8, 2022 in the United States. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
First released on November 27, 1998 in Japan, the SEGA Dreamcast is a video game console that was ahead of its time, mainly due to the hardware. It features a two-way 360 MIPS superscalar Hitachi SH-4 32-bit RISC CPU clocked at 200 MHz with an 8 Kbyte instruction cache and 16 Kbyte data cache and a 128-bit graphics-oriented floating-point unit delivering 1.4 GFLOPS, complete with a 100 MHz NEC PowerVR2 rendering engine. What if SEGA released a portable version before its demise in 2001? Meet the DCSX. Read more for an in-depth hands-on look at the Dreamcast portable.
Feral Interactive has just announced that Alien: Isolation will be released on both iOS and Android platforms next month. This mobile game consists of mesmeric action-adventure gameplay that takes place on a damaged labyrinthine space station located light years from Earth. It’s made for touchscreen play on smartphones and tablets, complete with a fully customizable interface, which means players can fine tune the game to their own playing style. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Sonic the Hedgehog fans rejoice! Power Idolz has just the wireless charging dock for your mobile phone. This officially licensed SEGA product doesn’t include Sonic’s torso or face, but rather the original Mega Drive / Genesis box art, complete with arms and legs. For those who don’t have a compatible mobile phone, it can be put on your desk as a decoration piece. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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SEGA Ikebukuro Gigo, a massive 8-story arcade located in Tokyo’s Toshima City, officially shut its doors on Monday (Sep. 20) after nearly 28-years of service. It first opened in 1993, but wasn’t rebranded with the SEGA name until 2013. This closure wasn’t due to any dire financial situation, but rather the expiration of the fixed-term building lease contract and future plans to renovate the building itself. Read more for two videos of a tour inside as well as one taken during the day of closing.
SEGA’s Golden Axe, a side-scrolling arcade beat ’em up, was first released in 1989. Players control one of three warriors who try to take down the villain Death Adder. The dictator that has taken over the once peaceful land of Yuria, while killing their friend and partner, Alex. Several ports of the game were created, most notably on the SEGA Master System / Mega Drive / Genesis, but it has made its way into id Software’s DOOM. Read more for a short demo and how to play it yourself.