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Revisiting two decades of games, Sonic Generations is pitched as a celebration of Sega's previously pudgy mascot and the timeless appeal of blue skies, checkerboard loops, and things that go "boing." But much like the one Sonic receives in the opening, Generations is closer to a lame birthday party that you attend out of courtesy. That feeling you get from...

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Sega's home game division posts losses, Mario & Sonic a bright spot

Sega's "Game Contents" division (i.e. home video games) was down 5.1% for the nine-month period ending December 31, with the company reporting 63.5 billion yen ($833 million) in net game sales from the division ... and 5.5 billion yen in total losses. As for reasoning, Sega said only that "in the...

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Sonic CD, Sonic 4, Generations DLC and more hit Steam today

A whole mess of Sonic the Hedgehog content has rolled onto Steam today. First up, Sonic CD, which has already debuted on PSN, Xbox Live and mobile platforms, has now made its way to Valve's ubiquitous service. Joining it is Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 and the Sonic Generations "Casino Nights"...

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Sonic is in this Progressive commercial

We don't know about you guys, but when we play word-association games during our Tuesday therapy sessions with Dr. Busklokavitch, "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Progressive Auto Insurance" go together like "peanut butter" and "jelly," or "plastic sheets" and "reciprocating hand saw."...

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Amazon PC download sale: Cheap Sonic Generations, Tropico 4, Dungeon Defenders, more

Ever vigilant to claim every last cent of your holiday budget, Amazon is running a sale on various PC downloads. Today's sale features several Sega titles, the highlight of which is probably Sonic Generations for a paltry $15. You can also snag the Sega Power Pack, which bundles together Sonic...

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Sonic Generations Casino Nights Pinball DLC on Steam Dec. 26

Remember Sonic Spinball? Remember its infuriatingly addictive levels and flat-out fantastic music? Well don't get your hopes up, this is probably not going to be anything like that. Industrious hedgehog lovers who purchased Sonic Generations through Steam will have the opportunity to purchase the...

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The Joystiq Show - 011: Now Playing Battlefield 3

It's a game explosion this week and you better get used to it, because the season only gets crazier from here. Up first, Richard, Ludwig and Griffin share their experiences with Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, and Sonic Generations. Guess which one of these...

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Sonic Generations review: Run-time compiler

Revisiting two decades of games, Sonic Generations is pitched as a celebration of Sega's previously pudgy mascot and the timeless appeal of blue skies, checkerboard loops, and things that go "boing." But much like the one Sonic receives in the opening, Generations is closer to a lame birthday...

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Sonic Generations pre-orders exceed all previous Sonic titles

Sega has announced that Sonic Generations is breaking pre-order records. Specifically, Generations has officially "exceeded all previous pre-order records from the 20-year Sonic catalog, making it the most anticipated title in Sonic the Hedgehog's iconic history." For what it's worth, we're not...

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Here's how Sonic Generations' 3DS-specific features will work

When Sonic Generations arrives on Nintendo's 3DS this November, it's going to let you show off to the world how totally into Sonic you are. That is, if you walk by spindash past other folks with a 3DS copy of the game somewhere out there in the real world. Sega revealed the game's 3DS-specific...

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Pre-order Sonic Generations on Steam, receive classic Sonic games free

Today has been a pretty good news day for the dusty old codgers here at Joystiq; not only will the original Sonic the Hedgehog be included in Sonic Generations as an unlockable, but Steam has gone and sweetened the nostalgia pot by giving away Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic 3 and Knuckles with every...

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