Published On: Sun, Nov 20th, 2022

Things We Saw Today: Co-Creator of Sonic the Hedgehog Arrested for Insider Trading

Sonic the Hedgehog Shocked Face

We all “gotta go fast” sometimes, but it looks like Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator and game director Yuji Naka may have gone too fast because he was arrested in Tokyo this morning and brought up on charges of insider trading. Naka is accused of buying 10,000 shares in Aiming, the game development company, prior to the announcement that they would be developing the game Dragon Quest Tact. Numerous other employees of Square Enix, the entertainment conglomerate responsible for producing huge gaming franchises like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, have also been arrested on suspicion of insider trading around Dragon Quest Tact and Aiming. – Forbes.

Meanwhile, Twitter is miraculously still up and running. And its users are doing what they do best: finding a “main character” (ie, a random stranger who did something possibly weird) and passing harsh moral judgments on them. This time the “main character” causing a Twitter frenzy is a woman who decided to make her next-door neighbors some chili. She has now been accused of: classism, ableism, and being a “white savior.” The debate on whether she was being a kind neighbor or a monster has been raging for days, but this tweet sums up my feelings on the matter:

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