John Carpenter has directed and/or produced some of my favorite films (from Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York, The Fog, They Live, Big Trouble in Little China, to name a few), and I put him on my list of my favorite filmmakers of all time. The only thing that could make me idolize this man and his work more was if he were a fan of my favorite video game series…oh…huh…hold on…JOHN CARPENTER IS A SONIC THE HEDGEHOG FAN!?!?!?! ***jumping up-and-down, squealing*** Whew, ok, so, after telling The Guardian last month about how deep he was into Destiny 2, saying “I’ve dedicated my life to learning how to play it. At my age (69 years old) why not? It keeps me out of trouble.” Recently in FACT, he discusses his long-time love for SEGA’s blue-and-spiked-haired dude with an attitude. Continue reading “Sonic Fan (and sometimes Director) John Carpenter on His Love for the Game Series”
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”…”
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…”
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 belt of the big, blue video game company, Sonic the Hedgehog and Strider. For example, the game main character is a genetically engineered penguin sporting a sweet pair of sneakers who escapes from his laboratory cage and bounces throughout the air via spring pads (almost like Sega’s mascot). As far a Strider references go, Ripple the Penguin — that doesn’t sound that bad — is armed with dangerous plasma claws with a pretty long reach; you know, like that super awesome sword! Plus, the music is awesome! GO. PLAY. IT. NOW!!!! Continue reading “‘Ripple Dot Zero’ gets my Sonic into your Strider”
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 set, of course)! Continue reading “Gettysburg Without Java & Sonic Booming In Your House – WIRed #30”
This week on the newly-named PractitioNERD WIRed (Week-In-ReviewED) episode:
1) Is Apple’s Going All Extra-Terrestrial On Us
2) What’s it Like Being A Fly On The Wall At The GameStop EXPO
3) The Kinect Hacked To Help A Stroke Victim, and
4) The Top 15 World Heavyweight Champions of ALL-TIME (according to WWE, anyway).
…plus, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading “Apple UFO, GameStop EXPO, Kinect Hacks & Best World Champs – PractitioNERD WIRed #12”
After some technical mishaps, this week’s abridged version of The PractitioNERD will be the first of many smaller, more frequent videos, as explained above. Continue reading “Jason Voorhees Killed Episode 3 – WIRed #2.5”
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 game” and “every spin-off game, every crossover, and even rare … Continue reading OMG! OMG! “The History of Sonic the Hedgehog” Available for Pre-order on Amazon! OMG!