Just Ben Schwartz, convincing Larry King to pretend he's Sonic The Hedgehog

Ben Schwartz is a delight. He’s proven that in any number of beloved projects—DuckTales, Parks And Rec, Comedy Bang! Bang!, House Of Pies, etc.—but never as quickly or as succinctly as in the following video clip, in which he somehow convinces Larry King to take his best shot at voicing classic video game character…

James Marsden dooms himself to meme-hood by starring in the Sonic The Hedgehog movie

Dooming himself to a life of jokes about chili dogs, “gotta go fast,” and an unsettlingly vast tapestry of diverse and determined internet pornography, actor James Marsden has willingly joined himself to the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. Specifically, the Westworld star—who’s made a career out of standing handsomely…

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,…

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…

How Sonic Mania’s first level sets the stage for a nostalgia-twisting adventure

As pop culture’s booming nostalgia-industrial complex goes to show, the comfort and delight we find in the familiar is only amplified the longer we go without it. Two of gaming’s most recent hits, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Sonic Mania, reach back more than 20 years for the subjects of their respective…

The ’90s are alive and better than ever in Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania isn’t your typical nostalgia trip. Yes, it borrows the look, feel, music, and even specific levels from Sonic The Hedgehog’s Genesis-era glory days, but there’s more to it than the cynical recycling of fondly remembered bits. Mania’s development team—an assemblage of developers from outside Sega who cut…

This fan hack lets you play as Yoshi in Sonic 2, and it’s shockingly good

Yesterday a Twitter user by the name of Ktr4ks posted a video of what appears to be a hacked version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 starring Yoshi, everyone’s favorite disposable dinosaur buddy. Ktr4ks even posted a direct link to download the game and play it yourself, assuming you have a Sega Genesis emulation program to…

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…