On the inaugural episode of the Flashback Arcade, Middle of Nowhere Gaming Associate Editor Esteban Cuevas (@colorwind), Associate Writer Charlie Savidge (@cnsavidge), and Executive Editor Shawn Richards (@littlebighamm) discuss everyone’s favorite blue and speedy mammal, Sonic the Hedgehog. We discuss our first game with the blue blur as well as what we like about Sonic and the state of the franchise now. Then, in the first addition to the Flashback Essentials, the crew decides whether or not Castlevania: Symphony of the Night should be inducted. Will one half of the Metroidvania genre make the cut? Continue reading Flashback Arcade – Episode 1 | The Sonic The Hedgehog Franchise
I had no faith in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric before it came out. At first, I held off on judging the redesigns of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy because, as a Sonic fan, I was used to new ideas being tried with the franchise. However, after seeing actual gameplay of the game at E3 2014, I knew that not only was the game in trouble, but Sega would be as well since they were developing a new TV show and merchandising based on this idea. There was very little of the Sonic style and feel in the game, and it looked like a generic platformer that you would find dirty and uncared for in the discount section at Walmart. Everyone who has played this game has declared it an unmitigated disaster on the level of the infamous Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006 so I was expecting the worst. However, now that I have played and finished it, I think the hyperbole of the internet has gotten the best of us. Continue reading Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review
Congratulations to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for being the most searched for community on Miiverse! Continue reading Nintendo Reveals Most Popular Miiverse Searches Worldwide
Here are all of the games that are coming out this week in North America! Continue reading This Week’s New Releases: 11/10/14
Have you been wishing for some new Sonic Boom gameplay trailers? Probably not. Either way, Sega has dropped the newest batch of videos for the Wii U version, Rise of Lyric, and Nintendo 3DS version, Shattered Crystal. Continue reading Sonic Boom Videos Race to the Surface
The newest Sonic game, Sonic Boom, has recieved a release date in addition to more information as to what it will be running on.