Thursday, 25 June 2009

Michael Jackson 1958-2009 - His Contribution to Sega

Michael Jackson has just been confirmed to have passed away tonight in a hospital in L.A. at the young age of 50. No matter what you think of him as a person, he was an incredible talent and for those who were kids during the 80's and 90's: his music was a huge chunk of our childhood.

And as any Sega fan would know, Michael Jackson and Sega got along rather well, collaborating on many projects such as The Moonwalker arcade, Mega Drive and Master System games..

..not to mention his supposed involvement on the Sonic 3 soundtrack.. (click image for the video)

More after the jump..

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sonic is 18 today!

Yep, today 18 years ago Sonic was released on the Mega Drive. Just for one day let's forget about the iffy state the Sonic franchise is in right now and set our minds back to when the character first arrived on the scene. Dig out your Mega Drive if it isn't still set up and stick that cart in for a good session of rolling down hills, running around loops, bouncing around in a psychedelic world where fish transform into birds, and bopping robotic animals and egg shaped blokes on the head. If you don't still have a Mega Drive, you could always play it on your Saturn, PS2, Gamecube, X-Box, X-Box 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, iPhone..

(Just don't play the Game Boy Advance one.)

If you haven't seen it before, have a read of this article about a Sonic Birthday event I went to as a kid back in 1997.

While Sonic might not be having a big party this year (or at least one we know about), I'm sure he is most likely CUTTING THE CAKE as we speak.