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  1. Gaming

    Sonic Lost World and Zelda Crossover DLC Releases Tomorrow and Sonic Looks Adorable [Video]

    Here's a treat for both Sonic and Zelda fans. Check out Sonic looking cute as ever in his Link cosplay in the latest update for Sonic Lost World. A "Legend of Zelda Zone" stage will be available for download on March 27th in the Wii U eShop, and it's free!

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  2. Gaming

    PBS Game/Show Might Just Be Our New Favorite Thing

    We already love the PBS YouTube shows Idea Channel and Off Book, so it's no surprise we like their new one Game/Show as well. It focuses specifically on the relationship between video games and culture, and it's incredible. The first episode has host Jamin Warren explain the endurance of Mario, Sonic, and Link as characters. We love this. A lot.

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  3. Gaming

    Gotta Go Fast: New Sonic the Hedgehog Game Rumored to Be Unveiled in February

    It's becoming more and more readily apparent that a year can't go by without Sega releasing a new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, with 2013 possibly maintaining this perennial trend. Rumors have been circulating that the game developer and publisher is planning to unveil Sonic's latest adventure in mid-February with a potential release date set either for the fall or winter of this year. Presently, there are no specifics regarding the game's overall story, but a number of dubious details have been reported.

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  4. Gaming

    Is the New Twitter Logo Batman or Sonic?

    Twitter's fancy new logo bears a resemblance to its old one, but that's not the only thing it looks like. Of course, as soon as Twitter explicitly forbade the rotation of its logo, people started spinning that thing left and right. Who would have thought that would yield Sonic and Batman?

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  5. Tech

    Facebook Nearly Had a Blue Hedgehog for a Mascot

    Sound familiar? According to early Facebook employee Ezra Callahan, the company's first president, Sean Parker (who you may remember as a villainous Justin Timberlake character in The Social Network), wanted to make Facebook's mascot a hedgehog and turn blue stuffed hedgehogs into Facebook's calling card. Suffice it to say that this is not what ended up happening.
    True story: in the very early days of Facebook, Sean Parker wanted to make Facebook's mascot a hedgehog. We had early plans to build a local business program around each college on the site (a Yelp-like service similar to what later became Facebook Pages). As part of that, Sean wanted us to send each participating business a little blue stuffed hedgehog. Matt Cohler and I even sourced a couple companies to make them. Sean actually wanted us to get a real hedgehog for the office. Turns out they aren't street legal in California, or something, but I guess he found a way to obtain one in Nevada. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your affinity for hedgehogs) Sean couldn't convince any of us to drive there to get one. The local business program was shelved mid 2005 (we decided a revenue product wasn't as important after the Accel financing), and Sean let his dream of the hedgehog go with it. If I'm not mistaken, a couple employees who live near the facebook campus own a hedgehog today. I won't name them in case they are, in fact, illegal, but I guess that sorta counts.
    (Quora via AF)

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  6. Entertainment

    UK Safe Sex Campaign Parodies Mario and Mega Man, is Crazy [Video]

    The Leicester branch of the UK's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (which sounds an awful lot like group with a strategy to make teenagers pregnant, rather than help prevent it) has developed a YouTube campaign in order to help remind teenagers to wear condoms. Entitled "Game On!," the video seems to rip assets and ideas from Mario (warp pipes, bricks), Mega Man (the boy's sprite and animations), and Sonic (the title screen) in order to convey the safety involved with using a condom by having the boy fight off evil STIs.

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  7. Gaming

    Low-Resolution Video Game Characters

    Inspired by Ashley Browning's "Minimalist Street Fighter," Alexander S. Shen has designed a series of low-resolution video game characters, restricting himself to 5x5 pixel grids. More here. (Low-Resolution Video Game Characters via Rampaged Reality | Artist's page)

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  8. Gaming

    The Sonic the Hedgehog Title Screen, Lovingly, Inspiringly Cross-Stitched

    According to Redditor Maggoty, this fantastic 58cm x 40 cm cross-stitch of the original Sonic the Hedgehog title screen took his wife 300 to 400 hours on and off over the course of two to three years. Judging by the looks of it, it was worth every minute.

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