Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…

It’s probably not a secret that I’m a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog (here’s the damning proof, itself), so hearing that in one of the upcoming new Sonic games (other than the retro-tastic Sonic Mania, which, YES, I DID pre-order because I’m a sucker), you’d be able to create your own character to fight the forces of evil with Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic. Continue reading Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…

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‘Sonic Mania’ and ‘Project Sonic 2017’ to come out next year?! C’mon 2017; I’mmm Waaaitinnnng…

At the Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Celebration — which I’m required to write to further perpetuate the notion that The PractitioNERD secretly operates as a Sonic Fan Site — that happened at San Diego ComicCon 2016 this past week (which not only included celebrating the character’s 25th anniversary, sing-a-longs, a God-awful livestream — contrary to the better live experience on-location —  and a merchandising crossover between Sonic the Hedgehog and Sanrio characters, like Hello Kitty), two new Sonic video games were officially announced. The first game that will celebrate the 25-year-old franchise will be Sonic Mania, in which the above trailer starts with an awesome remix of the end theme to the Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast, and is slated for release in Spring 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Continue reading ‘Sonic Mania’ and ‘Project Sonic 2017’ to come out next year?! C’mon 2017; I’mmm Waaaitinnnng…

Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble – Doc’D #35

In this month’s video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, gameplay, and legacy of Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble on the Sega Game Gear. Continue reading Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble – Doc’D #35

My First (& Favorite) Game Expansion: ‘Sonic & Knuckles’

Expansion packs and downloadable content for already-released video games has been a standard practice in the games industry for decades. The best expansions don’t stop at just adding a few extra hours to the game; they enhance and expand the ideas, concepts and systems of the existing game. The best expansions bring further insight into the game’s world, add new story ideas and brand, new mechanics on top of the existing ones. That’s exactly what my favorite game expansion of ALL TIME did, and that game was Sonic & Knuckles on the Sega Genesis. Continue reading My First (& Favorite) Game Expansion: ‘Sonic & Knuckles’

‘Ripple Dot Zero’ gets my Sonic into your Strider

I’m up for playing a free Flash game! What about you?? Ripple Dot Zero is a game created by Pixeltruss, and it’s a love letter to the awesome Genesis-gaming years of my youth (yeah, I was a SUPER, DUPER Sega fanboy as a child). Ripple Dot Zero takes some inspiration from two popular Sega Genesis franchises under the … Continue reading ‘Ripple Dot Zero’ gets my Sonic into your Strider

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Gettysburg Without Java & Sonic Booming In Your House – WIRed #30

Also, thank you Mr. Watterson for “Calvin & Hobbes.” On episode #30 of WIRed this week, I cover the removal of a building on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg  the drama behind the holes in Java security, the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG fan film, and the return of WWF In Your House (in a DVD/Blu-ray … Continue reading Gettysburg Without Java & Sonic Booming In Your House – WIRed #30

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“Sonic The Hedgehog” Fan Film, Starring Jaleel White!

I realize that if my readers see a Sonic-related post on “The PractitioNERD” they think I’m ready to fanboy-out on the gaming mascot (and they have proof of that here, here, here, here,  here, and here), but if you’ve never heard of Eddie Lebron, let me quickly introduce him to you.  He is the independent filmmaker … Continue reading “Sonic The Hedgehog” Fan Film, Starring Jaleel White!

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Train Stations, Bluetooth Lights, Sonic/Mega Man & Classic Hart Drama – WIRed #9

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses a simple, vernacular Canadian Train Station (The Le Massif de Charlevoix Train Station), Bluetooth-operated light bulbs (Bluetooth Light Bulbs), Sonic the Hedgehog & Mega Man form a tag team against evil (Archie Comic’s Sonic / Mega Man Series to Crossover), and The Hitman vs. British Bulldog at SummerSlam … Continue reading Train Stations, Bluetooth Lights, Sonic/Mega Man & Classic Hart Drama – WIRed #9

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Archie Comic’s Sonic / Mega Man Series to Crossover; Space-Time Continuum Implodes!

Is it possible for Christmas to come early TWICE in the same year? Archie Comics is making a childhood dream of mine come true with a 12-issue crossover event starring SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog and Capcom’s Mega Man. Ian Flynn, head writer for Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Universe, will be the main … Continue reading Archie Comic’s Sonic / Mega Man Series to Crossover; Space-Time Continuum Implodes!

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OMG! OMG! “The History of Sonic the Hedgehog” Available for Pre-order on Amazon! OMG!

Can you just imagine how excited I was when I first heard of this piece of news (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, & Exhibit D). Via the SEGA Blog, SEGA recently announced that a forthcoming 300-page book, entitled The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, chronicling their popular mascot’s history in extreme detail (totally), including “every 2D and 3D Sonic … Continue reading OMG! OMG! “The History of Sonic the Hedgehog” Available for Pre-order on Amazon! OMG!

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