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Archive for June 23rd, 2010


Napoleon: Total War- Peninsular Campaign Now Available!

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SAN FRANCISCO (23rd June, 2010) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Napoleon: Total War – The Peninsular Campaign is now available for PC exclusively via Steam™. This expansion pack includes a brand new campaign map featuring 32 controllable regions divided amongst four different factions of which three are playable.  In addition to France and Britain, Spain is also added as a playable faction exclusively on this campaign map.

Napoleon: Total War – The Peninsular Campaign is available for US $9.99. For a full list of features on The Peninsular Campaign, please visit

Spanish Militia

It is 1811 and the war in the Spanish Peninsula has been raging for over two years with mixed fortunes and heavy casualties for both sides. Napoleon’s Armée d’Espagne, led by Marshal Masséna, has invaded Portugal once again, but thus far, the network of entrenchments has proved impossible for the French to successfully assail. Although forced back to the edges of their Peninsula by France and the traitors who helped them, Spain is not yet out of the fight. The Supreme Central Junta and its successor, the Supreme Regency, authorized the forming of local bands to fight guerrilla – the “little war” – against the invaders.

Head to Steam and pick up the Peninsular Campaign today!


Napoleon: Total War Competitions & Swag

Do you love Napoleon: Total War? Can you command the battlefield like no other or write a story that rivals the historical battles Napoleon is known for? If you have what it takes, you can enter to win some Napoleon Total War prizes and compete alongside the Napoleon community for swag and notoriety! With the help of the Total War community, we have a wide range of competitions available including in game tournaments, screenshot competitions, lotteries, or an After Action Report competition.

The Prizes

Napoleon: Total War Items

For prizing, we have some very special swag in the form of T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, and the very limited edition Napoleon Figurine from the Australian Special Edition. I’m a big fan of the sweatshirt, which sports a handy pocket at the middle for an MP3 Player and the classic Napoleon Total War logo across the top. I wear it every day, it’s a nice quality bit of swag and something we’re really looking forward to passing out to the fans of Napoleon. – Register for the Online Tournament

rushing_the_cannon is lining up a few different competitions and the first out of the gate is an online tournament! It’s easy to compete, just head on over to the board and register. There are a few key rules, including:

1. All players must register in the proper thread, one for the American tournament and one for the European tournament. You must include your Steam user name when you register.
2. All battles will be fought on Large funding.
3. All battles will be fought on Large unit settings.
4. All battles will be fought in dry weather.
5. All battles will have a 60 minute time limit.
6. No DLC units allowed
7. Battle maps will be selected by TWC Staff. Each round of the tournament will have its own map.

More information is available at – be on the lookout for more opportunities to win these prizes with different competitions!

Napoleon: Total War Steam Fan Group

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The largest Steam Napoleon Fan Group is running a bunch of different competitions over on the Official Total War forums, including a Video Contest, After Action Report contest, and a Video Contest. You’ll have to enter quick to get in on the action, as you have 7 days to produce and submit your materials. Head on over and read about the contest specifics and see what best suits your style!

Big thanks to both the and Napoleon Steam Fan Group for making these giveaways possible. We’re really excited about the competitions and hope you enjoy them as well!


Win a free trip to Tokyo – The Sonic 4 Birthday Contest has begun!

Sonic's 19th Birthday Contest!

Happy Birthday, Sonic!

Get ready for one of the biggest SEGA Community events of the year. Everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog with attitude is turning 19, and we’d like you to help us celebrate! Take part and you could win the ultimate birthday gift – a free trip for you and a friend to Tokyo, Japan, to visit SEGA, meet the Sonic Team, and get some exclusive playtime with Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I!

To enter, create a video showing off your love for Sonic! You could run down the street dressed as the blue hedgehog himself, paint a massive Sonic mural in your hometown, build Green Hill zone entirely out of cake, or almost anything you can come up with. Be creative, original, and entertaining! (And, of course, keep it legal!)

Once judging is complete, the top 10 entries will go live on the website and the fans themselves will vote on our winners! The prizes are amazing, the contest is huge and the excitement is high – do it to it and let’s show the world just how passionate our fans can be. Up, over, and gone!

You can get all the contest details, including the official rules, on the Sonic’s Birthday Contest page. To hear more about what we’re looking for, just watch this video.

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We’re looking forward to seeing your entries!


Free Stuff Friday for June 25, 2010

We’ve got a ton of great prizes this week. Off to the video for the lowdown!

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So to reiterate, we’re doing it slightly differently this week because we have a lot of shirts! We’ll pick multiple winners per giveaway and each will get one shirt. Some shirts we have multiple sizes in, and some shirts we only have in one size. We tried to pick stuff that runs the gamut of sizes, so hopefully one will be just right for you!

On the Block

1. E3 Shirts

SEGA staff shirts from E3 ’08, ’09, and ’10. We’re giving away 4 shirts – one is XS, one is S, one is M, and one is winner’s choice (L or XL).

2. Phantasy Star Zero “Rappy” Shirt

Show your Rappy love with this PSZ shirt. We’re giving away 3 shirts – winner’s choice of sizes (M-XL)

3. SEGA GAMER shirt

If you’re a SEGA Gamer, you need this shirt! We’re giving away 3 shirts (size L only)

4. Napoleon: Total War shirt

We’ve got 4 of these Napoleon shirts to give away, sizes S-XL (winner’s choice).

5.  High Voltage Software shirt

3 shirts to give away – the black shirt is XL, the white shirt is 2XL, and the brown shirt is 3XL.

6. Infinite Space shirt

3 shirts to give away, sizes S-L.

7. Alpha Protocol shirt

4 shirts to give away, sizes M and XL only.

8. Resonance of Fate shirt

4 shirts to give away. One white shirt (L) and 3 brown shirts (S-XL).

9. Sonic  shirts

Japanese shirt (L) and checkerboard shirt (M).

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.

Important Note: Twitter limits us to following 1,000 new people per day. This is a limit imposed by Twitter and is not something we can control, change, or get around. We do our best to follow everyone back in time for the giveaway, but this is becoming increasingly difficult as our Free Stuff Fridays become more popular. Because we must be following you in order for you to send us a direct message, if we cannot follow you due to this limit, you will be unable to enter the giveaway. We do our contests by direct message to avoid having everyone spam their followers with giveaway entries. Please be patient, and we will follow you as soon as we’re able.

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.

7. Alpha Protocol shirt

4 shirts to give away, sizes M and XL only.