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That time Sega really wanted Sonic to drown

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The Sonic series isn’t exactly one well known for either its quality or its consistency and almost every game released by Sega featuring the Blue Blur over the last few years has been, to put it lightly, a bit shit. One of the most notable missteps by the Sonic brand was the game Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, a game which was shaping up quite well until Sega stepped in and demanded, amongst other things, that Sonic had to drown. 

Ancient lightsabers had like the stupidest weakness ever

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The lightsaber is easily one of the most recognisable weapons in fiction and Star Wars canon has repeatedly established that they’re incredibly powerful in the right hands. A remarkable fact considering the lightsaber began life as a weapon with perhaps the most ridiculous Achilles heel possible for a weapon designed to cut through anything. A power cable. 

Michael Biehn has Corporal Hicks’ back

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Michael Biehn is an actor best known for the role of Corporal Dwayne Hicks from the film Aliens and to a lesser extent, the film Alien 3. The latter being a film Biehn appears in for literally a couple of seconds by proxy and somehow still got paid a fortune for. 

How the creator of Sherlock Holmes used him to hustle

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There are few characters from literature as well known and eminently recognisable as Sherlock Holmes. A character it turns out the author who created him fucking hated, so much so that he tried for years to get out of writing more stories starring him and ultimately had him suplexed off a waterfall. 

That time Sega had a mascot who beat up their own customers

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The Sega Saturn is a largely forgotten relic of gaming history notable for a handful of games and being the loser of the console wars of the mid-to-late 90’s. Trailing behind the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation in terms of both popularity and sales worldwide for almost its entire production run. A noteworthy exception to this being a brief period in the late 90’s when Sega ran an advertising campaign where a new mascot kicked the shit out of people.