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Social Media is a Thing

November 3, 2014 - 8:19 PM
Sonic Retro's been discussing this proof of concept video from The Taxman and Stealth of their initial work on an Android and iOS widescreen version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles. As you know, Sonic CD, Sonic 1, and Sonic 2 have all been released on these platforms in widescreen. Many people are pushing for Sonic 3 & Knuckles to receive this treatment, but SEGA has indicated no interest at this time, with a few people hinting that they have information pertaining to the supposed issues preventing the game's remaking (e.g., music). One thing that all are in agreement on is that SEGA of Japan is the biggest hurdle in the way of such a project, and fans are hoping to harness to power of social media to get attention.

Now, I can't imagine anybody on TSC would want such a thing. After all, a remake would have less glitches, and the current Sonic 3 & Knuckles competitors on TSC are all about splitting the game wide open and making the engine cry while performing time attacks that avoid as much of the actual level as possible. Wouldn't making people play the levels from start to finish as intended spoil the fun?

However, if you're feeling sympathetic to the average Joe who may want the game anyway, there's a Twitter hashtag going around that you can use to help further the cause. Use the hashtag #BringBackSonic3 and address @SEGA_OFFICIAL with your thoughts. Be sure to mention your awareness that it may require changing some assets due to rights issues (e.g., Sonic & Knuckles Collection was a release of the game for Windows 95 that used new music in many parts of the game), because if SEGA believes we'll only take a 100% faithful port of the game, then rights issues will bar any release. If you either really want the game or just like hopping on the bandwagon, try supporting the cause!

While you're there, if you want your Twitter home page flooded with records, why not follow @TheSonicCenter? Also, why not follow my page so that I don't ban you? *flees*

EDIT: GeneHF's thoughts on the topic.
13 comments , News Posted by (Thorn)

TSC's birthday and submission enabling, deletion and praising

October 23, 2014 - 5:03 AM
2+3 - 1+0 + 2+0+1+4 = 11

TSC has turned 11!11 Math proves that the universe is trying to tell us something. Thankfully, Gerbil was able to fix the site and reenable submissions just in time for its birthday. To celebrate it, Thorn and I have been actively deleting incorrect records that have been sitting in our rankings for quite a while. Therefore, if you see one or more of your records disappear during the next few days, that means you are in our blacklist and will never be able to sign up for TSC Gold, and "gold is better than silver" (the Pokémon games being one of the few exceptions).

Since TSC has been fixed and has a good chance of receiving a much-needed facelift (new features and chart design will be implemented if Gerbil finally gives STL access to the site), you can progressively stop being sad and start sleeping again. In the meantime, rejoice at some of the amazing new world records a few our members have set during the last thirty days:


I have a lot of free time at work now, so I'm considering writing monthly competition updates from now on.

P.S.: Lugia >> Ho-Oh
28 comments , News Posted by (Zeupar)

Submissions Temporarily Halted

September 16, 2014 - 4:19 PM
GerbilEdit™ on 2014/10/22 12:21 AM EDT: Submissions are back up. See the last post in the thread for more information.

Okay, let's get that marathon article off of the front page. That's been over for too long.

At the moment, we are trying to fix some unexpected issues with the rankings, and until this is finished, the ability to submit statistics is disabled. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have a resolution shortly.
47 comments , News Posted by (Thorn)

2014 schedule (final draft hopefully)

August 6, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Finally the next draft for the schedule is done. Please can everybody who is involved, take a look at this and tell me if your slot needs changing.

Monday 18th August
2:00pm   Sonic Generations - Frokenok3 - Full game
3:00pm   Sonic 1 - SonicBoom737 - No emeralds
3:30pm   Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Otonyshi - Silver's story, no mission select glitch
4:45pm   Sonic Unleashed (Wii) - Yuuki - All main stages and bosses
7:00pm   Sonic Unleashed - BrokenArthritis - All day,night stages and Eggmanland

Sonic Unleashed (360): Fivavoa Full Game (if logan can't run it)


Tuesday 19th August
2:00pm   Sonic Heroes - CriticalCyd, Gamepro011 - Team Chaotix
3:00pm   Sonic Pocket Adventure - SonicBoom737 - No emeralds
3:25pm   Afternoon vinyasa with the classic sonic trilogy - Sonikkusama - Fun run
5:25pm   Sonic 2 8-bit - SonicBoom737 - No emeralds (Emeralds)
5:50pm   Sonic 1 8-bit - AdamAK - No emeralds
6:15pm   Shadow the Hedgehog - SilverSonic - Neutral Story (Last story)
6:40pm   Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity - Blast-kun, SilverSonic - All stories race
7:30pm   Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed - Werey - Full game
9:10pm   Sonic 1 GBA - Mastakirby - Anniversary Mode
9:40pm   Sonic R - Mastakirby - 100% completion, no out of bounds (Karaoke)


Wednesday 20th August
2:00pm   Sonic Lost World - DarkspinesSonic - Wingless
3:30pm   Sonic and the Black Knight - flying fox - Full Game
4:15pm   Sonic 2 (Genesis) - TimpZ - Sonic and Tails, no emeralds
4:45pm   Sonic Colors - Don - Gameland Stages
5:15pm   Sonic Unleashed Project - Frokenok3 - Full game
5:45pm   Sonic 4 Episode 2 - HyperSonic7701 - No emeralds (Emeralds)
7:00pm   Sonic 4 Episode Metal - HyperSonic7701 - Full game
7:15pm   Sonic Chaos - AdamAK - Sonic, No emeralds
7:35pm   Sonic Advance 3 - Quartz - No emeralds

 
Thursday 21st August
2:00pm   Sonic Adventure 2 - Talon - All stories
3:45pm   Sonic CD (2011) - flying fox - Tails, no good futures
4:10pm   Sonic Blast - Don - Sonic, all emeralds attempt
4:45pm   Tails Skypatrol - Sonikkusama - Full game
5:15pm   Sonic Adventure - Don - Big's story
5:30pm   Sonic Spinball (Genesis) - HyperSonic7701 - No multi-ball rounds (8-bit version)
6:10pm   Knuckles Chaotix - Sonikkusama - All chaos rings (Donations for character/partner choice)
8:10pm   Sonic 3D Blast (Saturn) - Sonikkusama - All emeralds


Friday 22nd August
2:00pm   Ristar - Gamble - All treasure (Boss rush mode)
2:30pm   Sonic Triple Trouble - flying fox - Tails, no emeralds
2:55pm   Sonic Free Riders - Otonyshi - Team Sonic 
3:20pm   Sonic 3 & Knuckles - Strong Bad - Grandprix
3:30pm   Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed - Various Players - PC online play (donate to join)
5:30pm   Sonic the Fighters - Sonikkusama - Any Character
6:00pm   Sonic Shuffle/Phantasy Star Online - Sonikkusama - (Donation vote for stage in shuffle)


Saturday 23rd August
2:00pm   Sonic Advance 1 - Combo - Sonic, no emeralds
2:20pm   Sonic Advance 2 - Combo - Sonic, no emeralds
2:50pm   Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Inuyasha - Sonic, all emeralds
3:50pm   Sonic 3 & Knuckles - HDL - Tails, no emeralds
4:35pm   Sonic Labyrinth - Don - Full game
4:55pm   Sonic Colors - CriticalCyd, Fivavoa, TimpZ - Egg Shuttle
5:55pm   Sonic 4 Episode 1 - HyperSonic7701 - No emeralds (All emeralds)
6:50pm   Sonic Riders - Blast-kun - All Stories
7:30pm   Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Various Players - Co-op
11 comments , News Posted by (Flying Fox)

2014 Schedule

July 14, 2014 - 5:17 PM
Here is the first draft of the schedule. All times are in EDT and anything in brackets are donation incentives. If there is anything wrong with your slots please tell me ASAP, so I can finish off the final draft very soon.


Monday 18th August
2:00pm   Sonic Generations - Frokenok3 - Full game
3:00pm   Sonic 2 (Genesis) - TimpZ - Sonic and Tails, no emeralds
3:30pm   Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Otonyshi - Silver's story, no mission select glitch
4:45pm   Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed - Werey - World Tour
6:25pm   Sonic 4 Episode 2 - HyperSonic7701 - No emeralds (Emeralds)
7:40pm   Sonic 4 Episode Metal - HyperSonic7701 - Full game
7:55pm   Sonic Labyrinth - Don - Full game
8:15pm   Sonic the Fighters - Sonikkusama - Any Character
8:30pm   Sonic 3D Blast (Saturn) - Sonikkusama - All emeralds


Tuesday 19th August
2:00pm   Sonic Heroes - CriticalCyd, Gamepro011 - Team Chaotix.
3:00pm   Sonic 1 GBA - Mastakirby - Anniversary Mode
3:30pm   Sonic and the Secret Rings - Frokenok3 - Full game
7:00pm   Tails Skypatrol - Sonikkusama - Full game
7:30pm   Sonic Colors - CriticalCyd, Fivavoa, TimpZ - Egg Shuttle
8:30pm   Sonic Colors - Don - Gameland Stages
9:00pm   Sonic R - Mastakirby - Any% completeion, no out of bounds (Karaoke)
9:20pm   Sonic 1 8-bit - AdamAK - No emeralds
9:40pm   Sonic Chaos - AdamAK - Sonic, No emeralds


Wednesday 20th August
2:00pm   Sonic Lost World - DarkspinesSonic - Wingless
3:30pm   Sonic and the Black Knight - flying fox - Full Game
4:15pm   Sonic Advance 3 - Quartz - No emeralds
5:45pm   Sonic 4 Episode 1 - HyperSonic7701 - No emeralds (All emeralds)
6:40pm   Sonic Riders - Blast-kun - All Stories
7:20pm   Sonic Spinball (Genesis) - HyperSonic7701 - No multi-ball rounds (8-bit version)
8:00pm   Sonic Unleashed - BrokenArthritis - All day,night stages and Eggmanland


Thursday 21st August
2:00pm   Sonic Adventure 2 - Talon - Hero's story (Hero vs. Dark)
2:45pm   Sonic CD (2011) - flying fox - Tails, no good futures
3:10pm   
3:35pm   Sonic Lost World (3DS) - 1stkirbyever - Story mode
5:35pm   Sonic 2 8-bit - SonicBoom737 - No emeralds (Emeralds)
6:00pm   Knuckles Chaotix - Sonikkusama - No chaos rings (Donations for character/partner choice)
8:00pm   Sonic 2 (2013) - Various Players - Online play


Friday 22nd August
2:00pm   Ristar - Gamble - All treasure (Boss rush mode)
2:30pm   Sonic Adventure - Gamepro011 - Sonic's story (Amy vs. Big with Don)
3:35pm   Sonic Triple Trouble - flying fox - Tails, no emeralds
4:00pm   Sonic 1 - SonicBoom737 - No emeralds
4:30pm   Sonic 3 & Knuckles - SDM - Sonic, no emeralds (music tracks)
6:30pm   Sonic 3 & Knuckles - Strong_Bad - Grandprix
6:40pm   Sonic Pocket Adventure - SonicBoom737 - No emeralds
7:05pm   Sonic Shuffle - Sonikkusama & friends - Multiplayer (Donation vote for stage)


Saturday 23rd August
2:00pm   Sonic Advance 1 - Combo - Sonic, no emeralds
2:20pm   Sonic Advance 2 - Combo - Sonic, no emeralds
2:50pm   Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity - Blast-kun, SilverSonic - All stories race
3:40pm   Shadow the Hedgehog - SilverSonic - Neutral Story (Last story)
4:05pm   Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Inuyasha - Sonic, all emeralds
5:05pm   Sonic Unleashed Project - Frokenok3 - Full game
5:35pm   Sonic 2 (2013) - flying fox - Hidden Palace, Proto Palace, Boss attack
6:00pm   Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed - Various Players - PC online play (donate to join)
8:00pm   Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Various Players - Co-op

ASRT online play (PC version):
1) Werey
2) SilverSonic
3) Otonyshi
4) Frokenok3

SRB2 co-op:
1) flying fox
2) hyper
3) mastakirby
4) yuuki
5) Thorn
6) sonikku
7) silversonic
13 comments , News Posted by (Flying Fox)
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