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Botchamania 355

<b>Botchamania 355: Super Mario Dean Am-Bros.</b><p><b>Music…</b><p>Heartache by Toby Fox (Undertale)<p>Dimensional Heist by Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania)<p>Aquatic Acrobatics by …

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SEGA, Atlus will be exhibitors at PlayStation Experience 2018

Sony has announced its list of exhibitors at this year’s PlayStation Experience that will take place Dec. 9-10 in Anaheim, California.Like last year, …

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Watch Our 72-Hour Livestream Here! COD: WW2, GTA 5, PUBG, And More Gameplay Happening Right Now

If you're reading this, please be aware we are all very tired right now. That's because once again we are streaming for a mammoth 72 hours, all for charity. Below, you can watch us play games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Grand Theft Auto V, Resident Evil 7--and stay tuned to be in with a …

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The best video games of 2017 (so far)

As we reach the tail end of of the annual video game rush, it has been an extraordinary 2017. From blockbuster horrors, open-world behemoths and a host of indie darlings, we have had a job even keeping up with the slew of quality and invention. We have even had spangly new hardware in the form of …

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Album Review: Various - Diggin In The Carts : A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music

Back in 2014, Red Bull Music Academy created a series of short documentaries charting the rise of video game music, from its earliest sounds and …

Persona 5 nominated for Game of the Year award

The long awaited Atlus JRPG <b>Persona 5</b> was released earlier this year and blew gamers away. While the game’s high level of quality wasn’t a surprise, …

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Polygon’s 2017 holiday gift guide

Find what you might have missed<p>You’re stuck. We’ve all been there, wondering what to get others, or what will hold off our own boredom. Video games are great for that, but sometimes they’re not enough. So each year, we put together a guide to help point towards gift ideas related to games and …

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Sonic Mania Remixed Album from Tiny Waves Releases Today

It hasn’t been long since the release of Sonic Mania, the love-letter to oldschool Sonic the Hedgehog fans, but the music of the game is already …

The Best Nintendo Switch Games Under $20

Nintendo Switch is not even a year old, and yet already the system has no shortage of quality games to play. Even before a flurry of big-name third-party ports release for the system--Skyrim, LA Noire, and Doom all release on Switch in November--there were already a ton of worthwhile options on …

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Sonic Forces Review

The unthinkable has happened: Sonic has been defeated, and Doctor Eggman is conquering the planet. The only one who can put things right is your …

Sonic’s Continued Struggle To Find His Identity

2017 was a big year for Sonic, with two big games, <i>Sonic Mania</i> and <i>Sonic Forces</i>. However, these two games couldn’t be further apart. The former takes a …

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Director John Carpenter loves Sonic the Hedgehog, even the 'werewolf' one

This is all that is good and pure<p><i>The Thing</i>, <i>Halloween</i>, and <i>Escape from New York</i> director John Carpenter regularly talks about his love of games in …

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DRM Strikes Again: Sonic Forces Just Plain Broken Thanks To Denuvo

You may recall that Sega released its title <i>Sonic Mania</i> earlier this year, without bothering to inform anyone that the game came laden with Denuvo DRM …

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Level Up: Horror master John Carpenter on his 20-year Sonic The Hedgehog addiction

<b>Level Up is our new series where we speak to musicians about their favorite video games. Next up, legendary horror maestro John Carpenter recalls how</b> …

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Sonic Forces review: "A short game of short levels, yet desperately short of real ideas"

I’ve spent a few hours puzzling over one thing with Sonic Forces: who, exactly, is it for? It calls back to nostalgic older Hedgehog-fans with levels …

Sonic Forces

Sonic Forces Review - Best Sonic Game in Years | PSLS

Sonic Forces Review – Embrace the Edge (PS4)<p>November 8, 2017Written by Tyler Treese<p><i>Sonic Generations</i> had its issues, but it was largely a return to …

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Sonic Forces review – gotta go fast and furious

This year’s Sonic Mania was the best Sonic the Hedgehog game since the Mega Drive era, but what about this 3D follow-up?<p>Game review: Horizon Zero …

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Superhero tropes aplenty in Sonic Forces launch trailer

The wait is over<p>Sega's <i>Sonic Forces</i> speeds onto the scene today, with the spiky blue mascot and his edgy buddies coming together to once again battle …

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Games Inbox: Digital video game pros and cons, Detroit: Become Human controversy, and Doom on Switch

<b>The morning Inbox asks for advice on buying a HDR TV, as one reader chooses between a Switch and PlayStation VR.</b><p><b>To join in with the discussions</b> …

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Video game releases for Nov. 7: Sonic Forces, Football Manager 2018, Doom

Among video games arriving on Nov. 7 and in the days following, "Need for Speed: Payback" does its best to channel the spirit of a "Fast and Furious" …

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This Week In Games: X Marks The Box

Image: Alex Walker/Kotaku<p>It's all about the hardware this week: the launch of the Xbox One X. It all coincides with Melbourne Cup Day, which is kind …

Awesome Games Done Quick announces 2018 schedule

Weeklong marathon ends with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild<p>Awesome Games Done Quick has finalized the schedule for its annual festival of speedrunning, closing out the weekend with an all-out attack on <i>The Legend of Zelda</i><i>: Breath of the Wild</i> in which a runner will try to beat every main …

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Sonic Mania success makes up for digital shortfalls in Sega financials

Retro platformer leads packaged game sales of 8.65 million, but publisher hopes for stronger download performance by April

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s lifetime game sales zoom to 360 million

Sega revealed today as part of its yearly financial report that the Sonic the Hedgehog series has lifetime game sales of approximately 360 million. This includes physical and digital.<p>When Sega shared this number last year, the franchise’s sales were at approximately 350 million. Sonic Mania, the …

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Sonic can buy all the chili dogs he wants with 360 million in game sales

Sega<p>Sonic games have sold over ten million since last year bringing the franchise total to over 360 million for 2017. It shows no signs of slowing …

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Watch GameSpot Theatre @ PAX Aus 2017 Here - GameSpot

GameSpot Theatre returns to PAX Australia this year, and we're hosting a bunch of great panels featuring the GameSpot Australia team--Jess McDonell, Dan Crowd, Eddie Makuch, and Edmond Tran--as well as our friends from all over the video game industry, including developers from the likes of Sonic …

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Games Inbox: The death of motion controls, Paris Game Week predictions, and Prey post mortem

<b>The morning Inbox sticks up for Xbox One backwards compatibility, as one reader wonders what happens to Konami after Metal Gear Survive.</b><p><b>To join in</b> …

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Nintendo Switch now has better support for GameCube controllers than Wii U ever did

Still have one of those USB GameCube controller adapters that Nintendo made to use with Super Smash Bros

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Best video games of 2017 feature new worlds and old friends

This year has been a great one for gamers. Game developers continued to push hardware limits so that players could experience incredible new worlds and stories. Old friends made appearances as well. Mario, Link, Crash, Samus and Sonic all returned to the gaming fold and did not disappoint. Without …

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Sonic Mania physical version coming to Nintendo Switch, hints ESRB

Sonic Mania has been out for a few months and while the game got physical collector’s edition, the game itself was never available in a physical …

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