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Archive for October 14th, 2011


Free Stuff Friday – October 14, 2011

It’s Friday! Today we have a collection of prizes to pass out from our community storeroom of awesome. Lots of Sonic this week to balance out the Aliens Infestation packs last week – enjoy!

On the Block

Free Stuff Friday - Oct 14th 2011

1. Shadow the Hedgehog Plush! Recently announced for Sonic Generations and doubly confirmed in today’s awesome trailer, Shadow will be making appearance as a Rival! To prepare for the upcoming release, we have the ultimate plush, the special Shadow plush.

2. Sonic Wallet! This tri-fold Sonic wallet closes with a snap and depicts Sonic, Shadow and Silver on the front. Perfect for any fan!

3. Sonic Plush Seat Belt Wrap! Safety first! Just be safe in style and show off your favorite Blue Hedgehog!

4. Sonic Headphones! You read that right, we’ve got headphones with Sonic on each ear, they are pretty sweet and available from our licensing team as a generous donation!

5. Sonic Boom Shirt! Featuring Classic and Modern Sonic – this shirt was given out at our Sonic community event. Sizes Small and Large available.

6. The SEGA Controller sweatshirt! Back by popular demand! Sizes Small to Double Xtra Large!

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.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you.

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.


Exclusive Aliens Infestation Launch Trailer!

Aliens: Infestation Logo

Aliens Infestation has been out for a few days now, but we’ve still got glorious content to share with you! Today’s exclusive trailer is a bit different format than what we’ve published so far. It starts slow and builds, much like the game, and includes some awesomeness for Aliens fans – Facehugging, chest bursting, power loaders, and a special secret at the very end! Enjoy…

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House of the Dead: OVERKILL: Extended Cut – Grindhouse Crossbow Trailer

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Sonic Generations Bosses & Rivals Trailer

Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations is not only about Modern and Classic Sonic. It’s also about returning to some of the most epic encounters in the 20 year history! Trailer says all there is to say and more – there are definitely some favorites! Check it out below:

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Hyped? Ready? Sonic Generations is nearly here – we can’t wait to hear what you think of this awesome trailer!