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Archive for November 1st, 2010


Conduit 2 Preview Roundup!

Conduit 2

Conduit 2 is making the rounds across the internet and definitely raising some eyebrows in the process. After recent showings at press events and tours, the upcoming sequel to the High Voltage Software Wii release is showing how much bigger and better it is going to be for fans everywhere. Read on for a taste and click in for the full details, including some new reveals!

Dual Shockers had a chance to sit down with Eric Nofsinger, see the full interview here:

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And the scenery is shockingly good. The nation’s capital, currently a torn-down warzone occupied by vicious alien Drudge and traitorous Trust soldiers, sports graphics rivaling some games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The opening cutscene is easily one of the more impressive visuals I’ve ever seen on the Wii.

In a post about a recent screenshot release, the Official Nintendo Magazine also had some kind words regarding the look of Conduit 2:

…judging by these great new screenshots, it looks like it could definitely be one of the best looking Wii shooters around.

Gamespot noted some of the upcoming environmental and weapon changes in the upcoming sequel:

Some changes to the core gameplay have been added as well, including the ability to flip objects over for impromptu cover and alternate fire options for most of the guns. Some of these that we saw looked pretty cool…

EGM was really impressed with the recent showing of Conduit 2:

…Conduit 2 still surpasses its predecessor in just about every way imaginable – a feat that shouldn’t be discounted just because it’s easy to stand tall among the console’s countless party-game bundles.

Destructoid’s look at the game reveals a ton of new information about the game, including …

The game has so many additions and improvements, it’s hard to even know where to begin. Just looking at my notes on is overwhelming. First off, High Voltage actually rewrote the way that the Wii outputs sound in order to make the Conduit 2 sound better than any other Wii title. has a lengthy article with a ton of new information, such as …

The developers showed off a gun that makes the wielder invisible, and they also told us about a shield gun, a gun that can shoot through walls, and a sticky-target gun. High Voltage is definitely going all-out with the weapons, trying to make each one have a different feel and making them all fun to use.

We’re really excited to see such great feedback on what we think is going to be an epic outing on the Wii. Conduit 2 ships this February, be on the look out for more news and information!


SEGA Halloween – Your Turn!

Last week, we showed you all the Halloween costumes we had at the SEGA San Francisco offices. This week, it’s your turn! We asked our blog readers, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers to send us photos of their SEGA-related Halloween costumes, and you guys really came through! Away we go…

Kids as Sonic

We got lots of photos of kids dressed up like their favorite blue hedgehog!

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4 year old Keira is just face-meltingly cute in this costume.

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9 year old Zachariah and his dad worked for weeks to design and make this costume from scratch!

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Greyson went with chubby Sonic for his costume

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This 4 year old also has a well-put together costume

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5 year old Robert in his Sonic costume, complete with mask!

Adults in Sonic and Sonic-Related Costumes

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Amy Rose

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Chris says he was short on spikes, but still lookin’ good!

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Étienne’s tribute to the “blue dude with an attitude”

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Sonic and Mario duking it out

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OK so this one is not strictly Halloween, but Denisse from Chile sent us this photo (and the one below) of their cosplay, and I thought it was cool.

SEGA Fan Halloween

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This photo (and the one below it) really stole our hearts. This is Stephanie as Sonic, Kelly as Knuckles, and Kelly’s son Miles as Tails. Adorable!

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Sandy and her friend were Sonic and Tails

Other Sonic & SEGA-related Costumes

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Frank has this amazing Sonic truck, and for Halloween, he decked it out with Sonic in the drivers seat and Mario under the tires. Oh dear.

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Philip as a House of the Dead zombie

Typing of the Dead
OK so this is also not strictly Halloween, as this photo is from PAX 2010. But someone sent us a link to an Instructibles article to make your own Typing of the Dead costume and we wanted to share. Idea for next year?

Thanks to everyone who sent their photos in!


Conduit 2 Fan Art – Cake Edition

Conduit fans are a hardcore bunch, always looking for ways to show off their love for the High Voltage Software Wii Shooter. Recently we came across the fansite HVS-Network that features a wide range of fan content and community offerings. In a recent effort, cakes were crafted and sent on to the HVS team to enjoy, while they work hard on the upcoming Conduit 2:

Conduit Cakes

There’s more to be seen over at the Hvs-Network fansite, check them out!

We’ve got more to post on all things from the Conduit community, so stay on the lookout from more incoming blogs!


Free Stuff Friday – November 5, 2010

More special guests in this cat-filled Halloween edition of Free Stuff Friday!

Important Note: We will be conducting this Free Stuff Friday giveaway from an airplane, as we’ll be coming home from the Sonic Colors event in NYC. We should have wi-fi on the plane and everything should be fine, but if we have technical difficulties, we may need to postpone to another day.

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On the Block

1. Vanquish Figurine
1 Vanquish figurine (UK pre-order item)

2. Napoleon: Total War Fleece Jacket
Size L or XL, with special secret pockets!

3. Super Sonic Pack
Super Sonic Hat with Super Sonic keychain.

4. Werehog Plush & Sonic Lanyard
1 of our brand-new Werehog plushes, along with a PAX-edition Sonic lanyard.

5. Cream the Rabbit Hat
or mayonnaise, cream cheese, cottage cheese, or sour cream

6. Shadow the Hedgehog Bag
Show your Shadow pride with this messenger bag!

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.