I see that we're getting smarter as the years go by when it comes to announcements from Sega about new Sonic the Hedgehog games. We're going to need more information about this "Project Needlemouse" before we become excited or disappointed. Now that we've been teased, the time has come to wait for screenshots, gameplay video, character artwork... heck, just about anything beyond Pikachu In A Sombrero. I really do want Sonic Team to get this one right though. Maybe the developers can follow the example set down by Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Mega Man 9, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and create a fantastic game in the old style with modern improvements. The demand is certainly there.
While "Project Needlemouse" has to wait until 2010, something more timely is the ongoing rumor — backed up with multiple examples of photographic evidence, by the way — that Nintendo is on the verge of cutting $50 off of the Wii's price tag in North America, bringing the console down to $199.99. Would such a price cut finally encourage you to buy a Wii? Does it need to be cheaper still? Do you already own a Wii? Or are you just not interested? Let's hear your thoughts.