Everyone Hates the New Sonic so Much that the Studio Is Redesigning Him

River Donaghey
We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us

We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 24

Everyone has way too much time on their hands.
Colin Joyce
Dessie Jackson
Eric Sundermann
Fast Food Week

Fast Food Parking Lot: Portraits of Texan Teenagers Eating in Cars

How the marriage of fast food and car culture reshaped small town life.
Bertie Pearson

"Move and Stop" Gestures Trigger Sonic Semantics in Portugal

Japanese artist Junya Oikawa's 'GrowingVerse - No.1' combines physical expression, light, and interaction for a unique style of music appreciation.
Kevin Holmes

Breaking Down the New Sonic Game with a BAFTA-Winning Designer

I wasn't feeling 'Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice', but I'm no expert on game design. So I asked someone who is.
Mike Diver

How 'Crash Bandicoot' Became So Much More Than Sonic’s Arse

As the 3D platformer toasts its 20th anniversary, here's why Crash was better than his peers, but why we don't need a comeback proper.
Ellie Gibson

An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and Sonic Mania lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
Mike Diver

Why Is There No ‘Proper’ Olympics Video Game in 2016?

We get Mario and Sonic cavorting around Rio, but no game in which we can play as Usain Bolt. After decades of realistic Olympic tie-ins, what's up with that?
Mike Diver
Video Games Killed the Radio Star

Happy 25th, Sonic, and Thank the Gaming Gods You Weren’t an Awesome Possum

Sonic spin-dashed through the Mascot Wars of the 1990s. But let's spare a thought for the fallen, those anthropomorphised heroes who didn't make it.
Mike Diver
VICE vs Video games

As Sega’s Mascot Turns 25, This Is What We Want From a New Sonic Game

It's simple, really: innovation enough for Sonic to matter in 2016, mixed with a measure of nostalgia to keep retro-gamers from frothing at the mouth.
Guy Kelly
VICE vs Video games

Happy 20th Anniversary, Rayman, You Glorious Freak of Gaming

Ubisoft's odd little bundle of floating limbs debuted in September 1995, and despite some awful games along the way he remains relevant today.
David Whelan
VICE vs Video games

Whatever Happened to the Mascots of Our Beloved 90s Platform Games?

From Mario to Donkey Kong to Sonic the Hedgehog, we chronicled the highs and lows for our favourite mascots.
Grant Pardee