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Archive for August 19th, 2009


We’re going to Canada! See you at the Toronto Fan Expo 2009!

Hello, Canada!

Next Friday, August 28th, through Sunday, August 30th, is the 2009 Fan Expo, one of Toronto’s biggest gaming, comic, and movie conventions – and this year, SEGA is going to be there too!

All of you who live up north and may not get to visit us at shows like San Diego or New York Comic con – you’re in luck! For the first time ever, SEGA community is coming to you – and, as always, we’re coming with all sorts of awesome goodies!

Play upcoming SEGA Games at the Expo!

At the show, we’ll have three unreleased games for you guys to check out – all of which speak directly to some of our core, oldschool SEGA fans. In attendance we’ll have an English version of Phantasy Star Zero, another full English version of Sands of Destruction, and the blazing-hot Bayonetta – all playable! If you hail the white and red maple flag, be sure swing on by the SEGA Booth, play the games, and then post back here and on our boards with your thoughts!

Even Canada needs free Swag

It wouldn’t be a SEGA community presence if there wasn’t free swag going out! I’ll be packing my duffle bags with as much special loot as I can pull from the office, including inflatable rappies from Phantasy Star Zero, Valkyria Chronicles figurines, and even rare 5″ SEGA figurines specially ordered from Japan!

Cosplay SEGA Style!

A special shout-out to Roxy from SDCC, who created this awesome Naja costume from Sands of Destruction!

Just like San Diego and New York, we’ll be posting times for Meet and Greets at the SEGA booth, where you’ll be able to say hi in person, chat about your favorite SEGA games, and talk / ask about anything else SEGA-related you want. (Yes, even Shenmue.) Anyone who shows up to one of our Meet and Greets in costume as a SEGA Character will be going home with something extra special! Bonus swag will also be given out to anyone who cosplays Valkyria Chronicles, Phantasy Star, Bayonetta, Sands of Destruction, or Sonic the Hedgehog!

Full times on the Meet and Greets will be posted here next week, so keep an eye out!

SEGA, Phantasy Star, and Valkyria Trivia!

We’ll be hosting three unique Trivia contests at the expo – one for general SEGA knowledge, one for the Phantasy Star fans, and one in celebration of our awesome dedicated Valkyria Chronicles community! The winners will all go home with rare swag specially selected for their trivia contest!

Convention Details and location

If you aren’t familiar with the Expo, you can find out all the details here, and likewise, the location here.

We’ll be posting even more news about the Expo, our Meet and Greets, and some of the prizes you can expect to see as we get closer to next week!

Until then, how many readers out there do we have up near Toronto? 😉


New Alpha Protocol Screens from GamesCom

Alpha Protocol - GamesCom - 8/19/09

International man of mystery Michael Thorton has been spotted, this time out of Cologne Germany as part of our titles being shown at this year’s GamesCom. As with all of our other games, Alpha Protocol has some brand new media for everyone to drool over, and we’ve got something for everyone, really.

Alpha Protocol - GamesCom - 8/19/09

Being somewhat of an RPG stat-head, my pick is definitely the screen that shows off some of the perks you can acquire through the game. There’s a ton of info here that’s worth a look, so don’t hesitate to check the full size version.

Alpha Protocol - GamesCom - 8/19/09Alpha Protocol - GamesCom - 8/19/09
Alpha Protocol - GamesCom - 8/19/09

The rest of our screens can be viewed on our flickr page, so head on in and check them out!


New Trailer and Character Art for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Metal Sonic

Our celebration of GamesCom 2009 continues with a new trailer and some character art for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

There’s some great stuff in the trailer, including some previously unannounced characters.

Flickr Video

Here are some more of the characters:



You can become a fan on Facebook, or see all the art on our Flickr feed. Keep up with the latest news on Twitter, and visit Olympic Video Games for everything there is to see about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.


Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – GamesCom Trailer

In honor of GamesCom ’09, we’ve got a brand new trailer for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. Check it out!

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New Aliens vs. Predator Screens

Aliens vs. Predator - GamesCom Screens

More screens for you — this time for Aliens vs. Predator. There are 5 new screens, and you can see them plus all the previous screens on Flickr.

Aliens vs. Predator - GamesCom Screens

Aliens vs. Predator - GamesCom Screens

That’s not all! See more screens for you on Flickr.


New Screens – Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll - GamesCom Screens

To celebrate GamesCom ’09, we’ve got some new screenshots of Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll! I’ll put a few in here, and you can see the rest on Flickr or on the Super Monkey Ball page on Facebook.

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll - GamesCom Screens

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll - GamesCom Screens

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll - GamesCom Screens

There’s more! you can see the rest on Flickr or on the Super Monkey Ball page on Facebook.