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Sega are celebrating Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary tonight at 5pm

The Acer Swift X signals a new kind of RTX gaming laptop

Acer have announced their super slim Swift X laptop, and it’s got an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU inside it, and an AMD Ryzen 5000 processor.

Today is the day for announcement streams, it seems. Segaaaaah (I’m so relevant) will be hosting a Sonic the Hedgehog stream tonight at 5pm BST (6pm CEST / 12pm PDT). This is to tie in with the cobalt erinaceinae’s 30th birthday, and promises a first peep at projects and partnerships for 2021, the year of Sonic.


At the moment, all we have are hints and speculation about what the stream might contain. There was a new Sonic game announced back in 2019. Our chums at Eurogamer scooped that, but all it was back then was confirmation something’s in development. There’s been nothing officially announced since then, but two years is definitely enough time for them to have crafted something. And unless they’re taking a radical new approach to the format, you can expect it to be as bright and breezy as Windy Hill.

Dying Light 2 aiming for December 7th release date

Dying Light 2’s release date is December 7th and there’s a brand new trailer for the open world zombie parkour ’em up.

Another Eurogamer scoop suggests that 2010’s Sonic Colors was being remastered last year. The swoopy platformer that was pretty OK according to those who played it (a confession: I did not), so getting a remaster of that would probably make owners of new consoles and better PCs happier.

After the bizarre movie managed to be the biggest video game movie of all time, and a sixth-highest-grossing film of 2020, Sega have plenty of evidence to hand that Sonic has a large appeal. I hope that means they don’t confine new releases to platform and kart racing games forever. I’d play a Sonic survival horror.

We’ll have to wait and see, but it won’t be too long. At the time of writing this, 5pm is so close I can smell it. See you in the Twitch channel chat.

Steam open world sale underway until May 31st

Steam’s open world sale is underway, offering discounts on games of many genres in which you have lot of space to roam around.