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#Sonic Generations

What's With All the Sonic Hate?

I channel my inner '90s mascot attitude and explore a recent troubling trend.

At last year’s PAX East I attended a panel hosted by one of the marketing magicians for Sega of America in the '90s, Al Nilson. At that panel I got up to ask a question about the NEMO project he worked on in the late '80s, but before I did I told this quick story about the time I borrowed the first Sonic the Hedgehog game off my friend when it was first released:  While I was at home being blown away by the technical achievement of Sonic Team’s new baby, my friend called me and said his mother was mad he lent out his new game and was making him come by in a couple hours to pick it up. Since my time was now limited to how much of this amazing new game I was going to be able to play,  I decided to hunker down and try to beat the game before he came to get it. I focused and played as carefully as I could. I ended up beating the game without continuing and with all the Chaos Emeralds. I had the honor of telling Al Nilson it was one of the best "Gaming Zen" moments of my life. He appreciated my story and my love for Sonic.

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Sonic Generations Review

Chili Dogs. Dr. Robotnik. Spin Dash. Death Egg. All things forgotten in the history of Sonic, and all things that make their return in Sonic Generations.

Sonic Generations begins, aptly enough, with classic Sonic playing through a new stage based on the original first Sonic stage: Green Hill Zone. Sure enough, there are all sorts of enemies like Motobugs (lady bugs on wheels) and Choppers (piranha bots that bite at Sonic while he crosses a bridge.) Sonic runs through a two-dimensional plane through the entirety of the stage, and with just the press of a button (or the traditional down + the jump button) he can charge up a spin-dash and take off.

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Sonic's 20th Anniversary Special

Come celebrate Sonic's anniversary by sharing your memories of the series alongside the PixlBit staff!

Earlier this year, on June 23, Sonic turned 20 years old. As a celebration of his legacy, Sega is releasing Sonic Generations today on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with the 3DS version to follow later this month. The game celebrates the history of the franchise by joining old and new into one singular game that promises to mesh and meld all of what makes Sonic great. PixlBit's staff, growing up during the era of the blue blur, have fond memories of Sonic and his games and have come together to share their memories of the mascot.

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Sonic Generations Includes Sonic the Hedgehog

The original Genesis classic will be unlockable in the game.

Sonic Generations will have levels taken from various previous games in the series. Green Hill Zone, Chemical Plant Zone and Speed Highway are all represented in the new 20th Anniversary game. It was revealed today that players will be able to experience the original Green Hill Zone with Sonic Generations.

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Sonic Generations 3DS Release Date Announced

The handheld version of the game will be released not long after the console versions.

Sonic Generations will be the first title of Sega's mascot for the 3DS and it now has a release date. Although the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC version of the game will be released on November 1, the 3DS version will follow on November 22, 2011.

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Sonic Generations Coming to PC

Title will be available on Steam November 4, 2011.

Sonic is Sega's mascot and he was a Sega platform exclusive back in the day. However, many of his games have been ported to PC. We now have confirmation thanks to Valve that his latest game, Sonic Generations, will be released on Steam the same day as the other versions on PS3 and Xbox 360, according to Blistered Thumbs.

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Sonic Generations Hands On Preview

Sonic didn't fair well on the PlayStation 3, but how does it play on the 360?

This year, we're doing something a bit different. In order to bring you coverage as fast as possible, we'll be posting audio recordings of notes from staff members at E3 and later adding in a written version of the impressions. Please click through and check out this staff member's recorded thoughts on the game from the E3 show floor.

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