TSSZ Turns 15 Today

TSSZ Turns 15 Today

by April 2, 2014

A Major Milestone for Reporting Beyond Blue

We hope you enjoyed our array of April Fools articles yesterday–they’ll be archived for further yuks later in the week–but this is no joke: Today, April 2nd, marks TSSZ’s official fifteenth birthday.

First unofficially online as The Super Sonic Zone in 1998, we consider this day in 1999 to be our official opening.  Our philosophy then was as it is today: We are here to bring you Sonic, Sega and video game news, reviews, and commentary quickly, completely, and fearlessly.  In between then and now, we’ve accomplished a lot, from radio broadcasts on FM and online, to a distinct focus on community events, to charity involvement, to major events coverage around the world and explanations of complex legal cases.  Even as our hedgehog’s world has evolved the past decade and a half, we’ve never lost our uncanny ability to ask tough questions, and put even the most complex issues in context for the community.

In the six years since TSSZ relaunched, more than 17.7 million people have visited.  We continue to serve about 10,000 readers daily on average.  We’ve informed, entertained, and sometimes angered and offended.  Most of all, we hope we have earned your respect, and if not, we will continue working hard to earn it, and improve your experience here.

It was my hope to have a pretty major announcement ready for today, but it will have to wait for at little while longer we work things out.  In the meantime, our reporting continues. Be sure to follow TSSZ on Twitter if you’re not already, as we tend to solicit feedback from there.