How Sonic the Hedgehog was conceived to help Sega compete against Nintendo in the early 90s was discussed during a postmortem for the original game at this year's Game Developer Conference.
Sega has released five of its classic games as free mobile ports on iOS and Android. These include: Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star 2, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Altered Beast.
As far as video game inspired fan films go, it's not the best, but this live action Sonic short has at least pleased the developer whose creation takes centre stage.
Hirokazu Yasuhara, the former Sega employee who directed the first four Sonic the Hedgehog games, has taken a job at one-time arch-rival Nintendo.
The six vintage Mega Drive games heading to PlayStation Network over the next couple of months will feature online leaderboards and trophies, SEGA has revealed.
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.
Sonic & Mario at the Olympic Games was released a year after Sonic creator Yuji Naka left SEGA, but he claims the idea was all his.
Happy birthday, Sonic the Hedgehog! It's hard to believe that it's been 19 years since you arrived on the scene, and almost as many years since you appeared in a game that was any good.
SEGA has signed a three-year deal with Alton Towers, the UK's most popular theme park.
SEGA's Sean Ratcliffe has said that Sonic's "quality is something that will be fixed over time" after a string of unsuccessful attempts to restore the hedgehog to his 16-bit glory.
Sonic the mutant hedgehog heads the Virtual Console billing today, with the Master System port now available. If only he had stayed on that side of the road.
Follow us into the magical land of the PlayStation Store and you should see a whole bag full of new treats, including new maps for Resistance, new cars for MotorStorm, new content for Sonic and even a couple of PSone games to play on your PS3 or PSP.
Friday's special "sympathy news post" goes to SEGA this week for its announcement that Lacey Chabert is set to play the role of Princess Elise in Sonic the Hedgehog on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Although presumably we'll have to wait a little while for the full impact of X06's Live Marketplace offerings to be made apparent, one particular bit-crater over which the dust has settled contains a demo of SEGA's new Sonic the Hedgehog title.
Sonic the Hedgehog and Full Auto 2: Battlelines will be PlayStation 3 launch titles, according to SEGA of America's Scott Steinberg.
Steinberg, SoA's veepee of marketing, also revealed that Virtua Fighter 5 would ship in March 2007.
Speaking in an interview with US website GameDaily, he said SEGA's Wii titles would adopt a similar strategy. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz will be there at launch, while Sonic Wild Fire (working title) is due next March.
SEGA Europe CEO Mike Hayes has confirmed that our old friend Sonic the Hedgehog will get his first outing on next-gen consoles next year.
Sonic the Hedgehog is on its way to next-generation formats as predicted, SEGA announced in Japan today, and should appear on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year as part of a wider celebration of Sonic's 15th anniversary.
In what makes a refreshing change from the usual hair-pulling and bitch-slapping we've seen from the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo lately, Yuji Naka has gone on record to say they're all super.
If we've learned one thing from this year's E3, apart from the fact that 2006 is going to be very exciting, it's that there's no such thing as a retirement age for game characters. Mario, Donkey Kong and Link are all still going strong, not to mention Pac-Man - who's been popping pills for more than 25 years now.
SEGA today unveiled a quartet of exciting next-generation technical demonstrations in its Next Level cinema on the E3 show floor, giving us a glimpse of how Virtua Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog, what we think was Afterburner and what plainly was House of the Dead will look like on future console systems.
SEGA of America has refused to confirm that it has a Sonic title in development for PlayStation Portable, but in doing so has also revealed that it plans "to support its iconic brand with a complimentary line-up of new Sonic products which will be introduced at E3".