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October 31, 2013

Sonic Dash - Battle Zazz!

SEGA and Hardlight released an update today for the hit infinite runner of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Dash.

In light of the recent release of the Sonic the Hedgehog series' latest installation, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Dash now features an on-the-run battle with one of Sonic's newest foes, the psychotic Zazz of the Deadly Six. Riding on his trademark moon-shaped machine that fires star-shaped projectiles, the hyped Zeti will suddenly appear to try to stop Sonic and his friends on their tracks and knock them down. Can you help Sonic and his friends knock down this adrenaline-crazy foe?

Also, another global challenge is coming with Sonic Lost World-themed prizes on the line. Look out for the challenge!

Remember, Sonic Dash is entirely free for iOS devices!

Click here for official details.

Video, images, and game courtesy of SEGA and Hardlight.

Mario Power Tennis (GCN) - Flower Cup (Doubles) - Bowser and Bowser Jr.

October 30, 2013

Sonic Lost World Out Worldwide

With Sonic Lost World released yesterday in North America, Sonic Lost World is now available worldwide.

Sonic Lost World is exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game systems.

Videos courtesy of SEGA and Sonic Team.

October 18, 2013

"Who's That Character?" - October 2013 - Answer

Which character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series is this?

This is...

...Blaze the Cat.

To download and save:
1. Right click (or control click if you are using a Mac) the image and select "Save Image As."
2. Select the desired location on your computer where you want to save the image, and click "Save."

Download - [1920x1200]

You can alternatively find these wallpapers in the "Wallpapers" section.

The next "Who's That Character?" will be posted soon.

Images courtesy of SEGA, Sonic Team, and Sonic Channel.

Sonic Lost World Released In Europe

Sonic Lost World, which is exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS systems, is already released throughout Europe.

Australia and New Zealand will get their copies of Sonic Lost World tomorrow, October 19. Japan will get its copies next, on October 24, and North America will get its copies last on October 29.

Song of the Week: October 18, 2013

Song: "Final Destination"
Artist: Coldrain
Album: Final Destination (2009)

I can't look back, not anymore
I've given up too much to throw this away now
I can't look back, not anymore
'Cause I know now I'm heading to my final destination

And after a month, "song of the week" returns.

Coldrain is a Japanese rock and alternative metal band from Nagoya. It consists of vocalist Masato, who is Japanese-American, guitarists Y.K.C. (Yokochi) and Sugi, bassist RxYxO (Ryo), and drummer Katsuma. Coldrain, who formed in 2007, started as a local band that performed in their hometown of Nagoya. From their hometown, despite that all of their songs are entirely in English, they gradually became popular. One year later, in 2008, VAP, a major music label in Japan, offered a major contract to the band, and the band signed it. From that point, Coldrain released two singles, two extended plays, and three studio albums. Their most recent release was The Revelation in 2013; David Bendeth, a multi-platinum award-winning record producer who was also behind the albums of notable bands and artists such as Breaking Benjamin, In Flames, Papa Roach, and Paramore, directed the album. Also, Coldrain had several tours throughout their country; their most notable one included their participation in Summer Sonic, a major rock music festival in Japan, in 2009.

According to JaME World, Coldrain's musical and lyrical style as a rock and alternative metal band is often compared to those of My Chemical Romance. Their songs range from simple, melodic rock songs to heavier, guitar-shredding songs with screams as reminiscent to songs of the post-hardcore and metalcore subgenres. Also, with all of their songs being entirely in English and the band itself sounding like its counterparts in the west, Western audiences might find the fact that Coldrain is from Japan to be quite surprising.

The first song from Coldrain's first album, Final Destination, has the same name as the album. Albums often start with the best-sounding song or one the album's best-sounding songs, and following that idea, "Final Destination" is clearly one of Coldrain's hit songs. After all, the album is named after the song. "Final Destination" definitely shows Coldrain's potential as a rock and alternative metal band. It features a good mix of melody and heavy beats from the guitars and drums, making the song comparable to similar songs of the band's Western counterparts. Masato's vocals, especially his screams, are also just as comparable. The song's lyrical theme of moving forward can be also something to note. In short, "Final Destination" shows that Coldrain is on the same level as My Chemical Romance and other similar rock bands in regards to musical and lyrical style. However and unfortunately, Coldrain's reach still remains quite limited to only their home country of Japan.

October 15, 2013

"Who's That Character?" - October 2013

Which character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series is this?

The answer [and the wallpaper showing this character] will be revealed in a future post.

You can alternatively find these wallpapers of your favorite characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series in the "Wallpapers" section.

Images courtesy of SEGA, Sonic Team, and Sonic Channel.

October 7, 2013

Sonic Dash Global Challenge - Blaze Unlocked!

Congratulations, Sonic Dash players!

Despite a very slow start, we completed the second Sonic Dash global challenge just before the challenge ended yesterday. Along with winning a reasonable amount of ring streak bonuses, enemy streak bonuses, and Golden Badnik bonuses, we won the challenge's grand prize of playing as the reserved, but literally fiery heroine who debuted in Sonic Rush, Blaze the Cat.

With the second global challenge a [very narrow] success, let's look forward to the next potential global challenge. Until then, keep dashing!

Don't you have the hit infinite runner Sonic Dash on your Apple iOS device? If you don't have the game, remember again that the game is absolutely free to download and absolutely fun to play! Get Sonic Dash at the App Store!

Images courtesy of SEGA and Hardlight.

Mario Power Tennis (GCN) - Flower Cup (Singles) - Bowser Jr.

October 1, 2013

Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS - Sonic Joins the Battle!

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games - Gameplay Trailer

Updates: October 2013

Hi, everyone.

The tenth month of the year finally arrives, and it does so with a bang. Further details that briefly elaborate that will come separately.

Here, on the contrary, October will not be a very productive month. As I become busier with my own important activities - in other words, classes, projects, and assignments - don't expect much or even anything from both BLACKBLUR7 and BLACKBLURX, unless whatever might happen otherwise.

However, after considering for a long time the fact that my first YouTube Channel (under the BLACKBLUR7 handle) is more of a channel for music and soundtracks of video games than a channel for videos of video games (as in gameplay videos), on October 3, I will open a new YouTube Channel under the BLACKBLUR7X handle. As I implied from that statement, BLACKBLUR7X will be solely dedicated to gameplay videos. Of course, that does not mean I will stop posting gameplay videos on BLACKBLUR7. To define what BLACKBLUR7X will feature in another way, the new channel will contain gameplay videos and "let's plays" that are not necessarily of or related to the Sonic the Hedgehog series as BLACKBLUR7 is mostly.

While at least nothing will come from BLACKBLUR7 and BLACKBLURX, as soon as I open BLACKBLUR7X, I will post gameplay videos of the hit Nintendo GameCube game Mario Power Tennis. I have recorded the videos a long time ago, but I have yet to post them anywhere. Please check them out and briefly enjoy the year 2004 as soon as (after the channel is opened) they are posted.

And lastly, about those soundtracks and the links that have to be updated... I have done a few during last month, but I have to yet to upload them. Very likely, given how busy I am, I will not be doing that during this month, but in case I do, look out for the big banner at the top of the site that displays which soundtracks are not available to download.

That is all.


P.S. What happened to the current Sonic Dash Global Challenge?