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Archive for April 25th, 2011


Free Stuff Friday – April 29, 2011

We’ve got lots of great stuff for you this week!

We are still doing our epic eBay auction with Play for Japan to benefit the Red Cross. We have raised more than $20,000 to help with relief efforts in Japan. Check out what’s up for bid — we hope you’ll see something you love and bid on it!

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On the Block

1. Samba Samba Maracas for Wii

These maracas fit over your Wii remotes, so you can play Samba de Amigo with authenticity! We hear they also improve your accuracy when playing the game.

Congrats to our winner, @jevans!

2. The Conduit T-Shirt

This is an original Conduit shirt, with the design on the front and the logo on the back. The size is not marked, but we think it’s a Large.

Congrats to our winner, @CyrusBlue!

3. Sonic Pack

Rock out with your Sonic t-shirt (size Large) and old school Sonic lanyard!

Congrats to our winner, @PG_Rhydderch!

4. Sonic Free Riders Soundtrack

This is a still-sealed copy of the Sonic Free Riders soundtrack from Japan! It has 12 tracks in total, including one from Crush 40.

Congrats to our winner, @SuperPsyguy!

5. Yakuza 4

Get the game for PS3. We’ll even have Yas, the Sega of America producer, sign it for you if you’d like!

Congrats to our winner @mmc67!

6. Skies of Arcadia Legends

One of our last copies! This is a brand-new, still-wrapped copy of the game for Nintendo GameCube.

Congrats to our winner, @Jonnymovgamer!

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, a word or phrase, 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!)


We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!”

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

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.


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