Posts From Noah Copeland

Let’s Talk About: Episode Shadow

They did it. They finally did it. Shadow The Hedgehog is playable in Sonic Forces. Let’s talk about it. First of all, this is big news because no one other than Sonic has been playable in a mainline Sonic game

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Reasonable Assessment: The Internet Hurt The Discovery

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably haven’t heard from me for a while. That’s because I’m on a media blackout right now. I am so scared of seeing Sonic Mania spoilers, that I’ve installed a Google Chrome extension

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Review: Castlevania (Netflix Series) Season One

When it comes to TV and film adaptations of video games, there is no glowing poster child to point to. The term “video game movie” is borderline pejorative, as countless mediocre-to-bad tie-in movies have conditioned us to collectively distrust the

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Talking Point: Shadow Is Evil in Sonic Forces?

The Sonic fan-base is pouring over this crazy Sonic Forces trailer that shocked us with an all-star motley crew of Sonic “villains.” I typed “villains” in quotation marks because two of these characters aren’t even villains! We know all too

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Post-Assessment DISCUSSION VIDEO w/ Bryan (Nerdword Entertainment) – Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 Deserve Remakes

Last time, I put forth the argument that Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 deserves remakes. A special guest that you all may know, Bryan from Nerdword Entertainment, discussed with me what those remakes would look like. Thanks again to Bryan

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Reasonable Assessment: Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 Deserve Remakes

Here’s a game for you. 1) Go to YouTube. 2) Click on any video related to Sonic The Hedgehog. 3) In the comments, count how many times you see this: “The Adventure games were good. SEGA needs to return to the Adventure games.”   Let’s get one

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Reasonable Assessment: The Green Hill Problem

People who are disappointed by the recent reveal of Green Hill’s inclusion in Sonic Forces are not crazy, raging Sonic fans. They are justified. Semantic satiation – “a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose

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Experiences at SXSW 2017: Student Showcase Indie Games

I stopped by SXSW this year but Sonic wasn’t the only thing I saw. I made an effort to check out the Student Showcase. Why? Because I love video games and I want to play things that you won’t see

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Reasonable Assessment: Video Game Consoles Are Outdated

I love video game consoles. You love game consoles. Everyone loves consoles. But I’ve recently come to the conclusion that home video game consoles are stupidly outdated and they limit the audience of video games as a medium. Let me

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Reasonable Assessment: The Case For Shiro Maekawa

I can divide you into three camps right about now. Group A: Oh yay. Shiro Maekawa was cool. Group B: Ew, gross. Anything but Shiro Maekawa. Come on, Noah! You’re better than that. Group C: Who the heck is Shiro Maekawa? For

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