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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 Jeff
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.

  

The server this video is on seems to be under some strain, so the player may be slow to load.
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Posted by GmLx

smoooth lol

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Posted by Artie

Video totally does not show up.

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Posted by faustyn

nothing to worry about.
no stress.

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Posted by Driadon

"69...ehehehehehehe" Made my Sunday.

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Posted by DualReaver

The fail is totally soothing.

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Posted by Parabola

Where's teh video player? D:

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Posted by heavymtlhead

He should have mentioned something about some "happy little trees"

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Posted by Kohe321

No video, where is my relax time!???!! GIVE ME!!!!!

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Posted by MisterSpiffy

Is this zen?

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Posted by Foil1212

I saw that like 2 hours ago.  OOOOOOOOOOOOLD :D

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Posted by Afroman269

Thanks Jeff, the relaxation flowed over me by watching this blank screen.

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Posted by Emandudeguyperson

Dammit I'm really stressed from doing nothing all day Why won't the video load!!!!!!???? XD

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Posted by Two

I dunno what you guys are talking about... working fine for me. And really taking the edge off.... very soothing.

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Posted by CaleShepard

hhahaha  "you can give 'em to your girlfriend but she'll get fat anyway... you know that's the way of life"  haha

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Posted by vaiz

I relaxed the FUCK out.

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Posted by joey

I now see sonic in a complete different way.

Im gonna play sonic while listening to smooth jazz from now on.
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Posted by JohnnyAutoFire

OMG! The New Bob Ross!

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Posted by ImperiousRix

If only more game characters were as low stress as Sonic
I'm lookin' at you, Kratos!

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Posted by Scooper

That was awesome. Thanks Johnny Appleseed!

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Posted by myketuna

Man, I demand more videos like this. Maybe, Super Mario World or something. Yeah.... no stress.

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Posted by PitifullPete

can't - turn - off!

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Posted by SamFo

awesome

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Posted by Phoenix87

I think i'm freaking out watching this video, this guy's getting in my head, and i don't think i can handle it.

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Posted by Badam

I felt so relaxed after I saw it.

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Posted by Vampyre

I got some rum to take my edge off

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Posted by Milkman

Damn, man. That was beautiful.

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Posted by ArbitraryWater

That is the video equivalent of slowly falling asleep to elevator music. I'm not even sure how that works but it fits.

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Posted by TheGTAvaccine

Whoa, that was relaxing as hell. Dude knows his Sonic too.

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Posted by stillmotion

I am feeling so chill right now. I just want to go to the city and buy a loaf of bread with some butter on top.

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Posted by Brackynews

'Scoo.
"69.. oh yeah."

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Posted by Bucketdeth

Haha this is Jazzy smoooth, liking the video after having a very stressful day, thanks Jeff, and Doc future!

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Posted by spiceninja

The video actually relaxed me.

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Posted by AndrewB

Verrrrry relaxing. I found this via @DannyTRS 's twitter, and watched about 10 minutes in before work. I could fall asleep to that soothing voice.

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Posted by Lockeyness

He sounds a lot like IGN's Jason Ocampo.

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Posted by jasondaplock

That beats any professional therapy. Video games, smooth jazz, airy voices...incredible.

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Posted by joey

Super mario World wouldn't work in this type of setting, because it has a time limit, which causes stress.

Super Mario 64 would work well, since you're so free.
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Posted by clarke0

That was great... I'm glad I got to watch this and just chill out. I think this video actually made my day.

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Posted by President_Evil

That was beautiful.  I am refreshed.
Who would have thought Sonic could be so relaxing?

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Posted by Darknaut

I have no idea why that was so relaxing, but... wow.

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Posted by Player1

Wow absolutely hilarious. I love his short rant about the wii. 

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Posted by albedos_shadow

"We can be heroes. Sonic heroes."

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Posted by Chocobo_Blitzer

ahaha I actually feel better

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Posted by JJOR64

Lmfao.

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Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition

I needed that. Thanks, Jeff.


Time to hit the books again.

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Posted by Gregomasta

 I think my blood pressure dropped.

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Posted by Shimmy

That was effing brilliant. Why have I never played Sonic like that?

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Posted by MackGyver

The beginning of Motivational Games!!!!

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Posted by Churchy

I've got some friends who need this game over their shoulder when they're playing H3 or COD4.

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Posted by TripMasterMunky

I love this video.