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Laid-Back Video of the Week

Relax and enjoy this 20 minute cruise through Sonic the Hedgehog's easy mode.

It's Sunday evening, so if you're like me, you've been slaving over a hot controller all weekend and you need to unwind. You need to stretch out, relax, and restore some manner of smoothness to your hectic world.

For that, I recommend watching this quick cruise through Sonic Jam's Sonic 1 easy mode, courtesy of Doc Future. This dude Matt sent it my way, and it really took the edge off. Maybe you need to take the edge off, as well.


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Posted by softcoregamer

I don't even like Sonic, and I watched the whole thing.  Nice.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

anyone know the music used in here?

Posted by Junpei

this should be a series in its own. Classic games done with smooth jazz style

Posted by zoozilla

This video is so jokes.

It's like "cure-for-cancer" jokes.

I think this video could be the cure for cancer.

Posted by Johnny5

Nice video, finished it was pretty relaxing , his voice is kinda weird.

Edited by Joey2683

Did he just say chilli and hotdog slices. Haha, I don't know why but I want some. Lol, this makes me laugh and smile. Thanks Jeff.

Posted by GregIsRad

"It's a beautiful thing really"

"But you don't have to worry about that"

best recurring quotes

Posted by orshick

Wow, that was great. I didn't quire realize how much I needed some more chill jazz in my life.

Posted by ChromaticPanther

This is the perfect thing for falling asleep to. So calming, so smooth. This video could cure insomnia.

Posted by CleverLoginName

I said "this is weird" 30 seconds in and was about to turn it off, but... I just couldn't stop.

Posted by spoa

This is the most awkward Let's Play I have ever seen. I love it.

Posted by toxicEnchiliada
Posted by Coldbrand

Oh my God this is glorious. I want to see more of this!

Posted by Mars_Cleric

It is the prequel to our lives

Posted by keyhunter

I enjoyed that.

Posted by lordofultima

This is real mellow, I've always felt a strange attraction to calm narrators.

Posted by AtomicEdge

Oooh yeah. No stress.

Posted by get2sammyb

Sonic Jam was so cool. It had all the Japanese adverts on it. Amazing.

Posted by Zebadee

Where can I find such awesome music? 

Posted by BinaryDragon

69th Comment, oh yeah...

Posted by MachoFantastico

Brilliant, soothFM for sure.

I'm sooooo chilled out right now.... oh yeahhhhhhhhhh!

Posted by bcfish

You took 20 minutes of my life and I want them backkkkk!  Yet I feel so peaceful........................

Posted by Caddy

I wish I had been slaving over a hot controller, I have been slaving over a hot keyboard trying to get some essays done! :( All I want to do is play my games!

Posted by Tebbit

mnyum nmuhgh. Now I feel... peaceful, yet very very dirty.

Posted by Superchris129

Yuck, Jazz and Sonic the Hedgehog. Two things we should just let die...

Posted by TooWalrus

I still haven't beat sonic 1, lol. I should pick up a Saturn and play on easy

Posted by FLStyle

Wooow, I'm maxed out on relaxation right now, good times.

Posted by Irishjohn

I was really surprised at how funny I found that.  Really, really great.

Posted by Sharpshooter

Am I the only one who finds this dudes voice kinda creepy?

Posted by s10129107

refgrets are like chocolate, you can give them to your girlfriend but she'll get fat anyways

Posted by LordAndrew

That was beautiful.

Posted by Daeica

That was...

very cool!

Please make more!
Posted by ElectricHaggis

Why did I just watch that whole thing?  I'm too relaxed now.

Posted by Crono

Bob Ross meets video games.

Edited by khatru420

haha, i love the music, anybody know who the artist's are!? N' thanks for posting Jeff

God that music is fantastic!!!

Posted by BawaTheGamer

this was awesome. That dude narrating is one hardcore gaming hippie

Posted by masternater27

Hilarious, you can think of shouldas, couldas, and wouldas all you want

Posted by Media_Master


Posted by TripMasterMunky

It's going to be hard to stop watching this every day.

Posted by ThomasP

That guy is super chill. I need to start enjoying my games like he does.

Posted by Mooshu

Dude could probably make a Let's Play Resident Evil relaxing.

Posted by KillerToaster

dutch>lighting one as we speak :P

Posted by AmishTechSupport

"Maybe this is a prequel to our lives."

Wow...this is amazing.

Posted by Lukeweizer

God, this is amazing! Where's the homepage link?

Posted by Aaox

I'm calm... 

Posted by ZmillA

love it

Posted by SleepingLesson

Oh, wow! I don't remember this game being so short! I suppose it's the goggles of nostalgia.

Edited by Duffy

That was brilliant I went back and played sonic the second I saw the video, then I played it in the background while playing sonic. I'd love to see more of those videos!

Posted by TabooTongue

Nice, relaxing, and I finally worked on and finished a sig for a my home site last night, thanks to this vid.

Posted by Deltico