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Archive for September 30th, 2009


Free Stuff Friday for 10/2/09

Free Stuff Friday 10/2/09

Our apologies for the delay this week. We were eagerly waiting for Ruby to get back from Japan and bring us lots of goodies for this week’s giveaway. He’s still recovering from the time difference (he actually arrived in SF before he left Tokyo… freaky, huh?) so we don’t have a video for  you today — hopefully we’ll have one tomorrow. In the meantime, we couldn’t wait to share all the stuff we’re giving away this week.

On the Block

Item 1: Sonic the Hedgehog Messenger Bag

Free Stuff Friday 10/2/09

This is the way to bring your books, laptop, and all your stuff to work or school in style.

Item 2: Red Puyo

Free Stuff Friday 10/2/09

Puyo Puyo 7 was on display at TGS, and Ruby managed to snag some mini puyos. This guy was last seen taking over Ruby’s couch in Tokyo with his friends. He’d make a great addition to your keyring, rear view mirror, or cell phone. Or whatever you want!

Item 3: Sonic Chronicles Cover Slip, Signed by Bioware Team

Free Stuff Friday 10/2/09
This is a great item for all you Sonic Chronicles and Bioware fans out there. It’s the cover slip of Sonic Chronicles, signed by the entire team at Bioware.

Item 4: End of Eternity Postcards

Free Stuff Friday 10/2/09

This is also from TGS — it’s a pack of postcards featuring characters and this scene from End of Eternity (that’s Resonance of Fate to you). The top card (seen above) is shiny and sort of metallic, while the character ones later in the pack are matte. There’s also a slip of paper in the back that probably tells you all about the game and the characters. (But I’m not sure because it’s in Japanese and my Japanese skills are pretty much limited to numbers, colors, and other basics like that.)

Item 5: Sonic T-Shirt

Free Stuff Friday 10/2/09

Sport your love for Sonic in this size Large grey shirt.

Item 6: SEGA Official Book from TGS

Free Stuff Friday 10/2/09

This book is from the TGS floor, and details all of the SEGA offerings from the show (in Japanese, of course). It also includes a DVD that has all of the SEGA trailers shown at TGS in very high quality. I flipped through it yesterday, and it’s pretty spectacular.

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)
2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!)
3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.
4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Make Sure We’re Following You on Twitter

If you are currently following us on Twitter, please be sure that we are following you as well. You can do this by making sure that SEGA is in your “followers” list, or by going to DoesFollow and typing SEGA in the first blank, your Twitter username in the second, and pressing the “check” button. You can reverse this to be sure that you are following us. If you are following us, but we’re not following you, please send a message to @SEGA and we will follow you. This is important, because only people we follow can send us direct messages (DMs), and DMs are the only way to enter the giveaways.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is to go to our Twitter page and select “message” under the “Actions” heading in the side bar. If you do not see “message”, this means that we are not following you. Please send a message to @sega to let us know, and we will follow you. When you click “message” you will be taken to a window where you can type a message and press send.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not.