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Archive for July 6th, 2010


Free Stuff Friday for July 9, 2010

We’re very excited about this week’s Free Stuff Friday, this is the first time we’ve passed out a Sega console and even have a very special game to go with it – I’m sure you’ll agree. We’ve gone into the depths of Sega to bring you the best of the best prize wise, so take a look at the video to see the goods, or skip to the list below to see what we have to giveaway this Friday!

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On the Block

1. Tournament of Legends (Wii)
To celebrate the launch of the game, we’re giving you a copy to kick off the legendary tournament! (Please note, North American winners or people with an NTSC compatible TV can win).

2. Iron Man 2 Pack
This Iron Man 2 pack includes a copy of the game on the platform of your choice (X360, PS3, Wii, DS, or PSP) and a copy of the Iron Man Limited Edition Norton Internet Security 2010 for PC.

3. Sega Swag Pack
Three special items up for grabs thanks to the group responsible for all things fun – licensing! We have two keychains, one with Sonic and another with AiAi from Monkeyball. We also have a very special oversized Sonic Wallet.

4. Sonic DS Wallet Starter Pack
We recently unveiled our new Sonic Nintendo DS Wallet in a recent blog and now’s your chance to win one along with a few Sonic Games, specifically Sonic and Sega’s Allstars Racing and Sonic 4 Games in One!

5. Phantasy Star Portable 2 TGS 2009 Pamphlet
Signed by Satoshi Sakai, producer on Phantasy Star Portable (among others), this pamphlet comes to us from the TGS 2009 show.

6. Dreamcast Pack
After many requests for a console giveaway, we’re very happy to giveaway a Dreamcast (!) in its original box, nearly unopened, with controller, demos, and VMU (not in video). We also have a copy of Samba De Amigo, including the original Samba novelty maraca! And last, but certainly not least, is a copy of the original Shenmue Limited Edition in it’s original shrinkwrap – perfect for any collector or someone looking to play this classic Sega game.

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.