preGame 30: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

After 16 years, everyone's favorite speedy hedgehog is back in a brand-new HD adventure.

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After 16 years and countless games and appearances, we finally get to play a new side-scrolling Sonic game in Sonic the Hedgehog 4. A direct sequel to Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 4 propels the franchise into the world of HD gaming but remains loyal to the hard-core fanbase that helped make the franchise so iconic.

Joining us to demo Sonic 4 is Aaron Webber, community manager for the title at Sega. Aaron shares his insight on the game's production, some Sonic trivia, and where the game will go after Episode 1. We'll play through a few levels to give a little taste of what gamers can expect when it's released this Thursday on iOS, then October 11, 12, and 13 for WiiWare, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade respectively.

Following our demo, we'll take a look at another blast from the past, Duke Nukem Forever. We have our hands on some leaked game play footage and we're serving it up on the show. Finally, we'll take a first look at the next DLC for Red Dead Redemption. Just in time for Halloween, John Marston, must fight off clusters of zombies in Undead Nightmare.

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