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Archive for November 3rd, 2011


Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition – Unboxing

Sonic Generations is out in Europe tomorrow, and we know many of you are eagerly awaiting your games along with the Collector’s Edition. To show you what you’re getting, we asked Svend Joscelyne from Sonic Stadium (and Summer of Sonic organizer) to come to the SEGA offices in London and unbox it for you.

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Thanks to Svend for doing the unboxing, and to everyone who has purchased Sonic Generations!


Free Stuff Friday – November 4, 2011

I don’t know if you guys have noticed yet,  but sometimes we give away things on Friday. That’s right, you get items at no-cost on Friday. Almost like a Free Stuff Friday. This week, to celebrate the launch of Sonic Generations, we’re going all Sonic with our prizes! Also in this week’s video, witness the first ever SEGA soft and cuddly-off between a pair of pants and a throw blanket! Who will win? The suspense is killing me!

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On the Block

1. Playground Prize Pack! When we posted a recap of the playground we built last week, a ton of you asked how you could get your hands on the hat we were all wearing – and here’s your chance! Our first prize is a Sonic hat and large t-shirt, as seen during our KaBoom playground build.

2. 20th Anniversary Toys! The winner of this prize pack will receive a 1992 Tails & Grabber, 2006-era Silver and 2008 Eggman toys.

3. Sonic Goodness! This prize combo features a reversible beanie and a medium Sonic shirt.

4. Fashion Combo! This prize combo features a reversible beanie (if you consider “one blank side” a reversible beanie), a medium long sleeve Sonic shirt and a Sonic water bottle.

5. Sonic Boom Pajama Party! The winner will get a Sonic Boom t-shirt in their choice of size, Sonic buttons pack and large comfy pants!

6. Sonic Blankie! A soft, warm and cuddly micro-raschel throw featuring Classic Sonic and a Sonic water bottle.

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.