Posts From Noah Copeland

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Reasonable Assessment: Video Game Consoles Are Outdated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 But I’ve recently come to the conclusion that home video game consoles are stupidly outdated and they limit the audience of video games as a medium.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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Reasonable Assessment: SEGA Doubling-Down on Classic Sonic

The first Sonic game I ever played was Sonic Adventure 2. The second was Sonic 3 & Knuckles. My first experience with Sonic involved a healthy dose of both Classic and Modern Sonic. Both black eyes and green eyes. I say

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Reasonable Assessment: Sega Does What Nintendon’t

I logged onto my gmail account and got a big ol’ fat email with the subject line “Album Recalled.” My band’s cover of the Punch Out! theme was taken down from several platforms via copyright strike by Nintendo. As you

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Bets Showdown: What’s Going Down at the 25th Anniversary Party?

So who likes fun and games? Time to play The Bet Showdown. The San Deigo Sonic party is coming up, and the team here at TSSZ has made our predictions. What is going to happen at the party? What will

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Reasonable Assessment: Rumors Have Become Ridiculous

On April 27th, earlier this year, the “bombshell” news came out that Nintendo’s NX console was to be released in 2017. If you were on social media that day, you definitely saw disappointment and groaning. Personally speaking, my feed was

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