John Carpenter loves Sonic The Hedgehog, even the crappy one where he's a werewolf

We’ve known for a while now that John Carpenter, the legendary director of films like Halloween and The Thing, is a big video game fan. And it’s not just horror, although he has praised The Evil Within and Dead Space (the latter of which owes a tremendous debt to The Thing). He loves Borderlands and Assassin’s Creed,…

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What common fictional scenario always scares you?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Gaze upon Dunston Fucks Good and a bunch of other Sega CD games we wish existed

During the heyday of their 16-bit console the Genesis, Sega famously ran advertisements that claimed “the Genesis does what Ninetendon’t.” Not only was it a sick burn on their biggest competitor at the time, but it was also right in line with Sega’s cocky-confident branding. They wanted kids to know that they did…

Deadpool director Tim Miller is now producing a Sonic The Hedgehog movie

After leaving Deadpool 2 earlier this month over “creative differences,” original Deadpool director Tim Miller has moved on to a big-screen Sonic The Hedgehog movie—meaning he’s going from chimichangas to chili dogs. (For readers who are less nerdy, chimichangas are Deadpool’s favorite food and chili dogs are Sonic’s…

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Read This: Michael Jackson probably wrote the score for Sonic The Hedgehog 3

One of the message board quotes in Todd Van Luling’s excellent new Huffington Post article, “The Michael Jackson Video Game Conspiracy,” reads, “Our long national nightmare of not knowing whether or not Michael Jackson worked on Sonic 3 without a shadow of a doubt is not yet behind us.” That sentiment alone is likely…

A hedgehog for all seasons: Our guide to 20 manic years of Sonic cartoons

Sonic The Hedgehog’s greatest asset isn’t his speed but his personality. When Sega first introduced audiences to its new mascot back in 1991, it emphasized his supposed “attitude,” the sense that he was, in some vague way, cooler than perennial rival Mario. This whisper of a personality wasn’t much, but it was enough…