Posts From Noah Copeland

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Reasonable Assessment: Video Game Consoles Are Outdated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 But I’ve recently come to the conclusion that home video game consoles are stupidly outdated and they limit the audience of video games as a medium.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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Reasonable Assessment: Super Mario Run is a Real Video Game

Now, I understand this article’s title is a little sensationalized (hey, it’s hard to come up with a good title). It’s born out of the stigma that mobile games aren’t “real” video games. And that stigma is totally justified! I’ll say that 99.99%

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Reasonable Assessment: Sonic Can Work In 3D

It’s an old argument. You’ve all heard it. “Does Sonic The Hedgehog actually work in 3D?” Almost everyone agrees that Sonic games were incredible back on the 2D Genesis (save for a few small minds at IGN), but there’s disagreement on whether or not

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Reasonable Assessment: Sonic’s Social Media Is Smart

On June 1st of 2015, Kellie Parker ended her seven year tenure as Sonic the Hedgehog’s social media manager. A short time later, a familiar face by the name of Aaron Webber took the reins. No one was prepared for what was

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