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Weekly Poll: Sonic For Sale

Weekly Poll for 12-10-2007Almost a perfect tie for wacky/silly and serious/realistic story preferences, eh?  Audience preferences sure are difficult to nail down.  That must be why storyline creation can be one of the most difficult aspects of the game development process.  There's no way to please everyone, and judging by the poll results it seems that, at best, developers will turn away half of the audience no matter which of the two plot types they choose.  I'd like to see this question asked of an audience larger than a mere thirty-five people though.  You'd think it was the holiday season and that people were away from their computers or something.

Here's another question to which I'd like to see a large response: do you own the original 1991 Sega Genesis version of Sonic the Hedgehog?  Note that I'm not just talking about the actual Genesis cartridge.  The original Sonic has been re-released and ported more times than most other similar games it seems, as over the years it's turned up for the Sega Genesis (three times, natch), Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2 (twice), PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Xbox, Wii Virtual Console, Xbox Live, Game Boy Advance, mobile phones, PC, and now the iPod.  So, do you own any incarnation of the game?  Just how widespread is Sonic ownership, and is there anybody left to buy it for the first time?