A bit of fuzzy footage for Sega’s upcoming Sonic Generations game has appeared, and… well, see for yourself. It involves nothing but Sonic and racing, and reportedly it will include no other characters to play or nonsense like fishing mini-games or kissing human women. Kotaku says that the gameplay can actually be switched between 3-D racing and classic 2-D side-scrolling Sonic, which seems to me to be Sega finally giving up on trying to make one game that appeals to all Sonic fans at once, and effectively making two games, one for each camp, but in one package. I almost feel a little sorry for Sega in having to do this much work, and then I remember Shadow the Hedgehog and I stop feeling sorry for them.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.