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Scoop: The New 2D Sonic Game Is Alive And Well.

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Hey everyone, last scoop from me for awhile. Remember in my very first article how I talked about a new 2D Sonic game was in development, and then things went completely silent on my end?  Well, I started to hear things about it again reently, and you'll be happy to know that the project is alive and well.  Here's a few more details about it: -Believe it or not, it's actually being developed by Sonic Team, with little to no outside involvement.  -This is the first time they will be developing a 2D Sonic game in nearly 30 years.  -It's being billed as a follow-up to the Sonic Advance and Rush series, in the same way Mania was a follow-up to the classic series. -Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are playable. This is the first time Tails and Knuckles will be fully playable in a modern focused 2D game since 2004's Sonic Advance 3. It's been a very long time, folks. -I'm unsure of the release timing at this moment, but given that SEGA has recently doubled down on Sonic

Nintendo's 2022 Isn't Going To Go As Hard As We Thought, And That's Okay.

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Alright, here's the last big article from me for awhile, so let's go.  You can't predict this company. Just as you think you've got them figured out, they throw something new at you that you didn't expect. Trying to fully predict Nintendo is a fool's errand, and you will lose, every time. It's a tale as old as time.  Nintendo's two biggest events of the year, The Super Mario Bros. Film and Breath of The Wild 2, have been delayed into Spring of next year. Understandably, a lot of people are bummed. So, what do we have left?  Well, a lot, actually. Let's take a quick look at what we know about:  Mario Strikers Battle League: Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes: Advance Wars 1+2: Xenoblade Chronicles 3:  Splatoon 3: Bayonetta 3:  Pokemon Scarlet And Violet:  This is obviously the biggest reason as to why holiday is going to be just fine for Nintendo. Pokemon is the biggest franchise on Earth, there's no denying that fact, and comparing it to Zelda, it

Zippo Fanboys And Gushes Over Sonic 2.

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Hey! This frankly took too long to get out here, but given the hype is dying down, there's no better time than now to throw my perspective out of there. I absolutely love the movie. I've seen it six times and I'm ready to see it again.  I'll just go through some points that I loved about the movie: First off, it feels like an actual, legitimate, honest to God Sonic movie this time around. The first film just seemed like a genuine, generic kids comedy movie that just had Sonic and a few Sonic elements thrown in. This one is a lot more of what I expected, and they exceeded my expectations wildly. The movie is so chock full of fan service and neat Easter eggs that there's stuff I'm sure i haven't been able to notice yet. The writers seriously did their homework and I applaud them massively for it. Tails: Absolutely loved him in this film. Collen is a wonderful voice actress and she has been for a very long time. She absolutely brought her A+ game and Tails is e

Quick Take: Sonic Prime Teaser.

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  It's been a crazy time for Sonic fans, hasn't it? Between Sonic 2, Origins, Speed Simulator, and now this. We have been eatin' good.  So, we finally got a look at Sonic Prime. I decided to wait a bit just to let my mind get used to everything before I gave my take. I gotta say, I like what I've seen so far. Sonic himself looks great, the model seems to be pretty fluid, his mouth and eyes are properly positioned depending on whatever he's doing, which shows that the team paid attention. This show has some serious potential and I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing more soon.  Now, onto the new voice actor, Devan Mack. I love him already. He's got serious range, I love the vibe he gave off in his video message, and from all accounts, he's an absolute stand up human being.  I'll be running through a few more things here today, so stay tuned.

SEGA Is Delisting The Classic Sonic Games. Good Or Bad?

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In a move that surprises absolutely no one, SEGA is delisting the original 3 Genesis Sonic games from all digital platforms, ahead of Origins imminent release in June. There's been a lot of takes on this, with black and white views on the situation. I'm gonna go into the greys here. This is being done for multiple reasons:  1. To Declutter The Marketplace: There's so many different versions of the Genesis Sonic games that it's caused a shit load of confusion among consumers.  Just on Switch alone, there's *four* versions of Sonic 2 you're going to able to play.  The Xbox One Itself itself has a bunch of ways you can experience the OG trilogy, thanks to it's backwards compatiblity. This situation is a mess, and they should have made this easier for folks years ago.  2. More Reasons To Buy Origins: SEGA is also doing this to ensure that the average person buys Origins. Why would they buy the collection for 40 bucks when they can just buy a version of Sonic 3&a

Quick Takes: Mario and Sonic News.

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Hey, I'm getting ready for the imminent birth of my first child, so that's what's been taking my time the last few days here. Without further ado. Here goes.  First up, Illumination's Mario Movie Has Been Delayed: Well, this was unexpected. If you ever see a message typed up by Mr. Miyamoto himself, expect it to be some pretty big shit.  This was probably a pretty good move on Universal's part. December is usually a pretty crowded month, and as Disney announced a few days ago, they're staying firm. Avatar's long awaited sequel is hitting in December, and regardless of anyone's feelings on the original film, this is going to be a gargantuan film. It would have eaten into Mario's projected gross, without a doubt, so moving it to a far less busy month, such as April, was a smart decision.  It's worked for Sonic, so why not Mario? It's also far enough away from Universal's other big tentpole of the year, Fast and Furious 10. It's going to

More Zippo Quick Takes.

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Okay, ready for more quick takes? These are oddly popular.  Here we go! Nintendo has had a pretty busy week themselves. You could basically call it a mini Direct split into three. Xenoblade Chronicles 3: So Xenoblade 3 had it's release date moved up by two whole months, and I gotta say. Wow. The game looks like a humongous improvement upon the second game. The scale of the world seems much bigger, the combat looks to be much more of my speed, and I think the characters look leagues better than whatever the fuck they were doing in the second one. It's also a huge vote of confidence from Nintendo to push up the release two whole months. They know they've got a good game in store, and I'm here for it. Consider me excited.  Splatoon 3: So. Splatoon 3...or as many people are calling it...Splatoon 2.5. Yeah, unfortunately, that seems pretty apt. Ever since it's reveal last year, Splatoon has had the same reaction from people. It looks extremely safe, samey and underwhelmi