How Sonic 4 Injected Humor in PSN Attack Coverage

How Sonic 4 Injected Humor in PSN Attack Coverage

by April 29, 2011

UK Network’s Creative Explanation

You’ve probably seen it by now, principally on Sonic Stadium, but we’re going to show it anyway, because it’s Friday and it’ll hopefully lighten the mood for the weekend.

We’re talking about Tuesday’s report from Britain-based Channel 4 News, which explained for a more mainstream audience what has been happening with the Playstation Network.  The report includes bountiful mention of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I–though it is erroneously identified as just Sonic the Hedgehog.  The real fun, however, is when correspondent Benjamin Cohen noted it may have compelled those affected to go outside–only to parody the whole idea with a Sonic 4 HUD and a few giant rings at the end.

The jury’s still out on whether the physics in Cohen’s fantasy land are up to snuff, or if his eyes are too green to be accepted by the more curmudgeonly among us.