Sonic the Hedgehog

Weekly Video Game Post – Feb. 20, 2010


Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 19, 2010 <60 mins (54.5 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • Big announcement during the podcast today. We’re moving forward to taking this podcast life and even, possibly, maybe, taking phone calls during the show.
  • Chris and I argue about where DLC comes from…he says Santa; I say the Tooth Fairy…IF YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN’!!!
  • Sorry if I sound exhausted, I was more tired than you think when I recorded this
  • Yay! Music is back!
  • All our sales data comes from
  • I’ve also included lists of the numbers from the previous week and the game releases from the previous week because they were not posted here last week.
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figure


Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 12-16, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 12-16, 2010 <80 mins (36.7 MB) >
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The written stuff that was supposed to go up yesterday will only go up on Wednesday now. The problem is the mid-term exam I’m having today. I need to make sure I do well on the exam so that’s why I’ve been spending so much time planning for it. I’m a little more nervous about it than usual (only because it carries a high weight for the final mark).

So I’ve decided to put up the podcast that Chris and I recorded last week. I didn’t want it to go to waste and I think we did a really good job with it. It’s 80 minutes of really interesting stuff within the world of video games. If you enjoy our podcasts, this is one that you don’t want to miss. I would have liked to have put the podcast up after my review of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and the HOF induction of Q*Bert were posted but since that isn’t going to happen until Wednesday, I didn’t want such a good podcast to rot on my hard drive.

Please note that the next video game podcast will be on Friday instead of Wednesday because of my crazy school schedule. I still think there should be a rule about exams before the week long study break (McGill actually calls it “Reading Week”). After the break, I only have one test before finals. It seems a bit absurd to me. Thank goodness it’s my last year.

Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Game Review)

Sonic Cartridge

Sonic the Hedgehog
Video Game Review
Sega Genesis
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega

There are some who immediately discount Sonic the Hedgehog because of how the game was created. Sonic was created by Sega to make a title that could be more popular than Mario. Sonic was going to be the poster child for 16-bit gaming whether the final product was any good or not. Luckily for Sega and all the gamers out there, Sonic the Hedgehog is an incredible fun 2-D platformer. The game is built for speed which both helps and hurts at the same time. Sonic the Hedgehog is the pinnacle of gaming for the Sega Genesis.


Weekly Video Game Post – Feb. 5, 2010


Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 5, 2010 <45 mins (20.6 MB)>
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  • Just me flying solo today
  • I’m still having audio issues (and also my regular life has been very hectic the last week) so I apologize for the delay and the some of the sound problems
  • Will Square Enix be the next video company to cut back their support for Nintendo hardware?
  • Microsoft’s Game Room will only have family titles. That means you won’t be able to be trashed talked by your grandmother while playing Killer Instinct.
  • Sony’s trying to eliminate all the reasons why someone would want to buy a Playstation 3. On that note, are there any people out there considering buying a PSP Go? Anyone???
  • Civilization coming to Facebook. If I get a note from George Washington asking me to help him mine for silver to sell to the Aztecs, I’m going to punch the Internet in the groin.
  • Rumours are swirling about Nintendo possibly announcing a new system at GDC next month. My prediction: Limited Edition Pikachu Yellow Wii
  • All our sales data comes from
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figure