Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Rapper XYZ Makes Hip-Hop for Gamers

    After he got his drivers license suspended as a teenager for drag racing, rapper Jason Park had a tough decision to make. Born in Hawaii and spending a chunk of his childhood in Columbus, Ga. with his mother, the avid video gamer knew his budding basketball career was done, and now, even though he c ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2013

    Daedelus' Weird Science

    The musician/producer/DJ's imaginative, electronica-rooted spirit stays hungry

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Top 10 Video Game Posts of 2011

    Flickr user Rad Jose​If you're a regular OC Weekly reader and a gamer, our video game writer Peter Mai is probably your hero. Our video game columnist consistently gets hundreds of thousands of page views every week with his insightful and well-written blogs. Which ones were the most popular this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video

    ​Clearly inspired by classic gaming, artist Mike Scott animated the music video for the South African band Goldfish's song, "We Come Together." The video is saturated from beginning to end with video game and nerdy pop-culture references, and it's difficult to find a frame of animation that doesn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    10 Things You Didn't Know About Sonic the Hedgehog

    ​Sonic the Hedgehog, that cute little blue mascot of the Sega Genesis, turns 20 years old today. Created in 1991 by Yuji Naka and Naoto Oshima, Sonic quickly rose to popularity as one of the most recognized and beloved video game icons, even to this very day.Debuting in the self-titled game Sonic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Six Awesome Video Game-Themed Balloon Sculptures

    The Balloon Guy​Gamers know that the week before the Electronics Entertainment Expo is the slowest week in video gaming news. All of the major game publishers want to save all of their "big guns" for the world's biggest gaming convention. Because E3 will be held from June 7-9 this year, we are cur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    5 Video Game Series That Need a Reboot

    The Newer and Slightly Less Handsome Dante.​Devil May Cry is getting a slightly-controversial series reboot, as announced during last week's Tokyo Game Show. Whether you're a fan of protagonist Dante's new drug addict look or not, there's no doubt that this series has been long overdue for a fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Every Video Game Reference in "Scott Pilgrim vs the World"

    ​So the film sort of flopped during its opening weekend, but video game fans were in for a treat with the recent release of Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Considering the countless number of video game references there are in the movie, it is no surprise that comic author Bryan Lee O'Malley and movie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    10 Video Games Series That Have Not Modernized Well

    Video Games have come a long way since its simple beginnings as a missile simulator on a cathode ray. Nowadays, we have photorealistic graphics, motion control, HD, 3D, HDD, and all sorts of crazy acronyms with the letter 'd' in it. Video games are a rapidly evolving medium. While this means that up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Video Gaming's Most Awkward Moments

    Every so often, there are awkward moments in video gaming that make us roll our eyes and wish that the earth would just swallow us whole. Whether it's from poor voice acting or awkward sexual scenes, these are uncomfortable moments that we would do anything to clear from our minds. Hopefully, time c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Video Gaming's Greatest Mustaches

    There's something very special about a character's mustache in video gaming. In a way, a mustache is like a prop in a movie. It tells the viewer things about the character that cannot be conveyed in words alone. Depending on the style and cleanliness of his facial hair, we can clearly see if a perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Last Night: the Adolescents, Pennywise and More at Mike 'Gabby' Gaborno Benefit at House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: It's a bit unsettling to think of punk rockers undergoing bypass heart surgery. And when a purveyor of youth sub-culture such as Mike Gaborno goes under the knife, it sort of reminds us all of our mortality (after all, we're not talking about Sinatra here). But lest we forget, punks are h ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 14, 2008
  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    Tomorrow's Misery Today

    OnDVD: Children of Men

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Bumping in the Night

    Strange thrills in Silent Hill