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Recommended Reading: Michael Jackson's music in 'Sonic 3'

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Billy Steele
01.30.16 in Gadgetry
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The Michael Jackson Video Game Conspiracy
Todd Van Luling,
Huffington Post

If you paid attention to the music in Sonic 3, you likely noticed some of the audio resembles Michael Jackson's tunes. While Sega admitted the King of Pop was involved with the soundtrack, it claimed to have nixed all of his work from the final version despite obvious nods to the singer. As it turns out, that's not exactly the case and Huffington Post details the a decade-spanning search for the truth from some of Sonic's biggest fans.

Trent Reznor Recalls How David Bowie Helped Him Get Sober
Trent Reznor, Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone's Bowie tribute issue is out this week and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor discusses the loss of a mentor.

How Microsoft Plans to Beat Google and Facebook to the Next Tech Breakthrough
Dina Bass and Jack Clark, Bloomberg Business

Microsoft is refocusing its research division to make it a much bigger part of the company.

A Different Creed: The Legacy of 'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time'
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell, Eurogamer

Assassin's Creed traces its roots back to a cancelled Prince of Persia title, and this piece provides some of that backstory.

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