Sonic Mania and Sonic 2017 announced

Once again the cycle renews, filling its disciples with hope that their saviour will once again return. Thus is the Sonic Cycle.

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I’m going to put my hands up and identify myself as one of those people. Y’know, every time a new Sonic the Hedgehog title gets announced and the comments on the news articles are filled with people expressing their shock that people still buy these games. Yeah, me. I’m one of the people keeping the nightmare alive. I’m aware that Sonic the Hedgehog is probably a series that should just give up the ghost and leave it be, but when it comes to video game nostalgia, Sonic the Hedgehog is so rooted deeply to my core that I can’t help but woop in excitement when a new Sonic game gets announced, never mind two.
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The Lack of respect for the emerging mainstream

I am getting a little bit fed up with seeing beloved pieces of my childhood disregarded in the media, vilified by the news and abused by cinema. I thought we would be past this by now. “Nerd Culture” is so widespread now that there isn’t anybody it doesn’t touch anymore, and yet we continue to see dated viewpoints and a lack of basic respect for a culture that is fast becoming the dominant one.

I’m not claiming that mainstream media needs to respect all the things I like, but it needs to take a look at itself and update its attitude towards certain subjects. Time magazine, a publication that, like many, refuses to drag itself out of the mindset of 30 years ago has featured Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift on its cover in a way that the collective internet has interpreted as ridicule.

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