Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2006 platform game developed by Sonic Team and
published by Sega. It was produced in commemoration of the 15th
anniversary of the Sonic series, and intended as a reboot for the
seventh-generation video game consoles. Players control Sonic, Shadow,
and the new character Silver, who battle Solaris, an ancient evil
pursued by Doctor Eggman. Development was rushed after Sonic co-creator
Yuji Naka (pictured) resigned from the team to form his own company, and
half of the team was diverted to work on the Wii game Sonic and the
Secret Rings. Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the Xbox 360 in
November and for the PlayStation 3 the following month; versions for
Wii and Windows were canceled. Praised in prerelease showings, the game
was a critical failure, described as one of the worst games in the
series. Reviewers criticized its loading times, camera system, story,
stability, and controls. In 2010, Sega delisted the game from retailers.
Today's selected anniversaries:
Abbasid forces decisively defeated those of Saffarid emir Ya'qub
ibn Laith, forcing the latter to halt his advance into Iraq.
Kiliaen van Rensselaer purchased land near present-day Albany,
New York, to found the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, which became the most
successful patroonship under the Dutch West India Company.
Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan, was renamed Times Square
after the New York Times building.
World War II: The United States Army Air Forces flew its first
mission from India over the Hump (the eastern end of the Himalayas) to
deliver materiel to China.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (South Asia) A clerk or secretary.
2. (South Asia) A language teacher, especially one teaching Hindustani
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The United States continues to work methodically to collect, to
preserve, to analyze evidence of atrocities and to make this information
available to the appropriate bodies. We’re supporting a multinational
team of experts that’s assisting a war crimes unit set up by
Ukraine’s prosecutor general, with a view toward eventually pursuing
criminal accountability. These efforts will also ensure that Russia
cannot escape the verdict of history. Just moments ago, as I was coming
into this room, I learned that UN member states had come together once
again to condemn Russia’s aggression and suspend it from the Human
Rights Council. A country that’s perpetrating gross and systematic
violations of human rights should not sit on a body whose job it is to
protect those rights.
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