Time Magazine's Techland section takes a look back at 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog over a five-page article, listing games, allies, enemies, comics, and TV Shows, amongst other things.

GameDaily gives its own take at which RPG style is superior in the categories of the classic RPG, the MMORPG, the tactical RPG, the action RPG, most emotionally engaging (contains FFVII and Mass Effect spoilers), and the overall winner.

Though you might not agree with everything stated, it is an interesting read on a topic that continues to spur the interest of RPG fans.

"So we walked from canceled event to canceled event all three days of the VGXPO. Finally however, something actually happened, The Cosplay Competition. There was some crap (isn't there always?), but we also saw some amazing costumes. Steve Kurtz from Cruisin' 92.1 FM MC'ed the event, and the judges were wrestler and geek Eric "The Smoke" Moran; Kevin, Joey, and Eric from the web series Fighters High; and comic book artist Ashley Woods. Pictures are being posted below and video of each person t..."

"Approaching the big 40, I find myself sitting comfortably in my arm chair playing Sonic’s latest adventure on the Nintendo DS. It feels like I have grown up with Sonic; he has been a big part of life from my early 20’s to now and has given me both gaming pleasure and despair. The early games on the Megadrive were exhilarating, colourful, addictive and mind numbingly fast. Through the years though, the Sonic franchise has lost its way and has failed to deliver the thrills it once did."

"Raise your hand if you remember Fake Voltron. You know, the one made out of cars instead of righteous lion statue robots? It was not as bad as the Transformer’s ugly cousins, the GoBots but whenever you came across it you always felt a little let down. This is kind of the way I feel about the Sonic gang. It always felt to me like Sega’s answer to Mario and company. And where I love Toad, Luigi, and Bowser I am disenchanted by Tails, Knuckles, and Dr. Eggman. However, this does not mean ..."

Gameplayer has made their top ten list of Nintendo DS games for Christmas! Is it any surprise Lock's Quest is first after an article recently published by 1UP about their Nintendo DS Game of the Month.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood managed to make it onto the list at ninth, reflecting the worries that Sonic is dying.

Brand new games such as Dragon Quest IV and Spectrobes: Beyond the Portal also made it to the list but neither performed particularly well, with Dragon Quest IV c...

A blogger Don Reisinger has typed up an article on the Sega mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. Their claim is simple, Sonic is dying out and is no longer able to meet expectations, or match the older games.

Their evidence includes poll statistics, competition from other companies and mascots, the hype is now gone for new releases as the original players are getting older and that it lacks the appeal of current day games: sex and killing.

Is this really goodbye Sonic?

IGN Staff simply could not hold off the announcement so they've gone and made it, the top Nintendo DS game for September 2008!

The winner is Lock's Quest, followed by the members choice of Kirby Super Star Ultra and the runner up Disgaea DS.

Each was given a game profile including name, publisher, developed, release date and then the reasons behind their choices.

Are these games matching what you would believe to be game of the month?

Other games which were deemed worthy of notin...

That's right folks. Another week, another round of new video games being released. Kotaku's put up a list of games we can expect to find on Super Tuesday this week. Among these are Age of Booty and WALL-E for the Mac. The good ol' mystery boys aren't quite dead yet either, as Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft makes its way to the PC this week as well.

"Chrono Trigger DS
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: November 24, 2008
Genre: RPG

What to Expect: Chrono Trigger is heralded as one of the greatest RPGs ever made, and many fans will claim it's better than any Final Fantasy title. With hype like that everyone better hope the remastered DS version of the SNES game holds up. We can assure you that if you like RPGs, you'll love Chrono Trigger. The game is huge, (13 endings!) has great characters, solid battles and..."

Here are review scores for a load of recent Nintendo DS and Wii games.

Naruto has made a slip, only achieving a 6.5.

Samba De Amigo (Wii) and Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS) held the spotlight by achieving a 9 each respectively.

The lowest score was for NBA Live 09 All-Play (Wii) with the poor achievement of 4.

The average for the game was around 7-8.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is a game coming to the Nintendo DS this month!

Here are two videos from the Gametrailers website: One being of Sonic and Knuckles with the other about Environments.

Sonic and Knuckles


Yet to be released, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is a Sonic Game... in RPG form!

So with all the current hype, a video has been released which gives valuable insight into the creation of the Sonic game coming the the Nintendo DS very soon.

In a press release today, Sega has announced its lineup for the upcoming Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Headlining the publisher's offerings are two of its more recognizable mascots: Sonic and Amigo, in the form of Sonic Unleashed [PS3/360/WII], Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [NDS], and Samba De Amigo [WII].

With the Beijing Olympic Games currently ongoing, Sega has also decided to bring Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [WII/NDS] and Beijing 2008 [PS3/360] to the show, ev...

Gamasutra's Brandon Sheffield sat down with Sega of America's CEO Simon Jeffery to discuss the house that Sonic built. The longtime Nintendo rival made headlines when it announced that it was dropping out of console manufacturing after the demise of the woefully underappreciated Sega Dreamcast. Steadily growing stronger, however, is the developer/publisher's western division, which has become the sixth biggest publisher in the United States, and has acquired a few studios in the West.


Speaking to Eurogamer Germany, Miles Holmes, lead designer of the upcoming DS RPG Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhead from Bioware, has stated that the developer has expressed interest in the DS, seeing it as one of the ways that it could reinforce their franchises.

The franchises under consideration? Mass Effect, Jade Empire, and Dragon Age.

This is similar to sentiments also expressed by fellow team member Mark Darrah, who has said that BioWare is looking into PSP and Wii developm...

"Best Nintendo DS Game:
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
- Chrono Trigger
- Sonic Chronicles - Winner
- Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
- Rhythm Heaven

Best Action-Adventure:
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
- Prince of Persia - Winner
- LittleBigPlanet
- Mirror's Edge
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Best Puzzle Game:
- de Blob - Winner
- Flock!
- levelHead
- NeoPets Puzzle Adventure
- PuzzleQuest: Galactrix

Best One to Watch:
- Darksiders
- Dark Void
- Bayonetta - Winner

If those 70 screens of Sonic's RPG we had last month weren't enough for you, about 50 more have come up. These ones show us the title screen, map screen, a variety of menu screens, and some other stuff. Check 'em all out through the source.

The biggest thing to mention here is a release date for Sonic the Hedgehog's next epic failure/grand adventure, Sonic Unleashed. It'll be shipped to stores this November on the PS3, 360, Wii and PS2. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood an RPG on the DS is being developed at BioWare, will arrive two months earlier in September.

BioWare CEO Ray Muzyka was recently interview regarding the PC version of Mass Effect. He didn't speak about the authentication issue in the interview but he did explain why Mass Effect was first released on the Xbox 360. Mass Effect was supposed to be a Xbox 360 exclusive right from the start but late in the game's development it was decided to develop a PC version as well. As some of you know, the PC version will be getting Bring Down the Sky for free, which is downloadable content and Ray...

Sega has released 70 new screens, although they still have not given any information about the game or what it is going to be like. The screens show what the combat is going to be like. It is said to be somewhat similiar to Final Fantasy though the game still contains the original ring collecting. The rings will be collected after battle by using the stylus.

Some more screens have popped up for the upcoming Sonic RPG, these ones displaying the team in some kind snow world. They can be found via the source article.

Chronicles is set two years after Sonic's last defeat of Dr. Eggman (Dr. Robotnik as some prefer), and does not return as a villain in this one. The story begins such that Sonic gets a call from Tails who says that Knuckles has been kidnapped by the Marauders, and that six chaos emeralds are missing (quite a job keeping those safe). ...