Sonic the Hedgehog is a Japanese video game series and media franchise
created and owned by Sega. The franchise follows Sonic, an
anthropomorphic blue hedgehog who battles Doctor Eggman, a mad
scientist. In addition to video games, Sonic incorporates printed media,
animations, a 2020 feature film, and merchandise. The first Sonic game,
released for the Sega Genesis on June 23, 1991, was developed after
Sega requested a mascot character to compete with Nintendo's mascot
Mario. Sonic's success helped Sega become one of the leading video game
companies during the fourth generation of video game consoles in the
early 1990s. When Sega exited the console market and shifted to third-
party development in 2001, it continued the series on Nintendo, Xbox,
and PlayStation systems. Sonic the Hedgehog is Sega's flagship franchise
and one of the bestselling video game franchises, having sold more than
140 million copies by 2016. Several Sonic games have been listed among
the greatest of all time. Although later games, notably the 2006 series
reboot, have been criticized for a perceived decline in quality, Sonic
is influential in the video game industry and is frequently referenced
in popular culture.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Stand Watie became the last Confederate general of the American
Civil War to surrender to Union forces.
Led by French historian Pierre de Coubertin, an international
congress at the Sorbonne in Paris formed the International Olympic
Committee to revive the ancient Olympic Games.
Canada's largest recorded onshore earthquake struck Vancouver
Island, British Columbia.
A group of militants stormed a high-altitude Pakistani
mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit-Baltistan, killing
ten climbers and one local guide.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (historical, Ancient Rome) Of or pertaining to the erect phallus that
was carried in bacchic processions.
2. (specifically) Of a poem or song: having the metre of an ode sung in
honour of the bacchic phallus.
3. Of or pertaining to an upward pointing, erect penis; (specifically)
of an artistic depiction of a deity or other figure: possessing an erect
4. (by extension) Lascivious, obscene.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Well my heart knows me better than I know myself So I'm gonna
let it do all the talking.
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