Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Sonic! IIZ Turns One!

(If you can't tell by the title, I've been watching one too many episodes of DBZ lately...)

Art by MRi of Deviant Art.

So, technically, I'm three days late. But on the other hand I'm also about a month early. Why? Because on July 26th, 1991 Sonic sped his way into Japanese homes with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog for the SEGA Mega Drive (aka the Genesis)! Yes, Western gamers, we got Sonic first! So happy belated/early birthday, Sonic!

Truth be told, outside of silently acknowledging the day, I didn't really go out of my way to celebrate. In fact, I didn't even boot up one of the old Genesis games until today (Sonic 3 & Knuckles, in case you were wondering).

However, SEGA appears to be celebrating in style, by giving fans a chance to win a trip to Tokyo. Check out the details here.

Since I don't have much else to say, and with E3 finally complete, it's time to get back to the grind. If you want some kind of retrospective, hit the archives and check out what I wrote the day the blog launched (June 23, 2009) and then check out the superior Gametap retrospective posted on the same day. Also, Rave joined just hours after everything was posted and launched. So, happy belated anniversary to the IIZ! Hopefully we can keep this going for another year (and for that matter, we can continue beyond that). With many of the changes already underway and a new design already in place, we haven't anything new to really spring on you, the readers, at this time. However, be sure to check back next week for the very first comic review!

Until next time, later!

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