Sonic Adventure

Why are Sonic's eyes green in Sonic Adventure, the franchise's first serious crack at a fully 3D polygonal platformer? It turns out there's a lovely little story behind that. Ristar creator Yuji Uekawa was the man tasked with revamping Sega's mascot for his debut on Dreamcast. Some of his decisions were practical: shrinking Sonic's enormous, swept-back skull and elongating his limbs, for instance, so that he doesn't look like a fuzzy joystick when viewed from the rear. Others were a touch more poetic. "He is always seeing these green pastures around him, like in Green Hill Zone," Uekawa explains in an interview conducted for Sega's 25th anniversary artbook. "I thought it would be nice to reflect that in his eyes."

SEGA to follow Nintendo's Mario model

When it comes to releasing Sonic games.

SEGA exec Alan Pritchard has revealed more about the company's plans to delist less-than-stellar Sonic games - suggesting the publisher may take a leaf out of an old rival's book.

Deathspank follow-up Thongs of Virtue arrives on the PlayStation Store today. It's only been two months since Deathspank turned up, mind you, and game creator Ron Gilbert has left developer Hothead Games. Will this be a turkey? Smother us in early impressions below.

XBLA/PSN Crazy Taxi drops soundtrack

And Sonic Adventure not widescreen.

SEGA's PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade revival of Crazy Taxi has had to forfeit the original soundtrack and some in-game locations such as Pizza Hut due to licensing issues.