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Archive for March 7th, 2012


Free Stuff Friday – March 9, 2012

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On the Block

1. Binary Domain for PS3

2. Crush3D for Nintendo 3DS (North America systems only)

3. Yakuza: Dead Souls for PS3

4. Hell Yeah! T-Shirt (medium)

5. SEGA Controller Hoodie

6. Jet Set Radio Beverage Shaker

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 only accept one direct message per person per prize!


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.

Other Assorted Information:

  • Free Stuff Friday duties alternate between the London and San Francisco offices and are done during business hours (usually mid-morning) in our respective time zones.
  • No, you can’t know what number message you were – so please don’t ask! We will tell you that the information is classified!
  • If you have questions during the giveaway, please contact us with an @reply. As you can imagine, we get a whole lot of direct messages during the contests and there  is a very good chance we will miss your question if it is sent as a DM.

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. However, third-party applications may not allow you to.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Click on the person icon and select Direct messages from the drop down menu.
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your Direct message history. Click the New message button, highlighted below.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username (SEGA) of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Enter your message and click Send message.

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. If you still have questions on sending direct messages, please visit Twitter’s Help Section.

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. Please make sure your message says “test” somewhere.


A Spiral-Ton of New Missions!


We’ve got new updates for you this week in Spiral Knights – including brand new missions and items!

New Missions


  • Added more than 30 Rank Missions, through Rank 9-4!
  • Achieve the rank of “Vanguard”!
  • Prestige Mission reward payouts adjusted for exchange-style missions.

Note that these missions are available for all Spiral Knights players!

Item Update


  • Dark Reprisal, Dark Reprisal Mk II and Dark Retribution bombs have received a damage decrease and a speed reduction to their orbiting bullets.
  • More items added to the Supply Depot.

The Supply Depot is part of the recently introduced Missions system — be sure to check it out in-game for a whole new way to play Spiral Knights.

Update: Operation Crimson Hammer

These updates apply to the recently released DLC mission – check here for more info!

  • Added an all-new, free “Aftermath” level following ‘Engines of War’
  • A number of collision space fixes in Operation Crimson Hammer, including one in which players could become fatally stuck inside of Gremlin bunkers.
  • Engines of War: Increased Warmaster Seerus’ health.
  • Engines of War: Fixed Battlepod corpses disappearing between stages during the boss fight.
  • Clear the Gatehouse – Removed material exploit in the bonus loot closet.
  • Seerus hammer explosion damage has been decreased.

Stay tuned for more soon from Spiral Knights!


Football Manager Handheld Award Nomination and Price Promotion

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We are pleased to announce that Football Manager Handheld on iOS devices has been nominated for a Carphone Warehouse Appy Award in the Best Game category. The awards are the most prestigious for Mobile Apps in the UK and is voted for by the public, so if you think the game deserves the award, please vote now!

And if you haven’t already tried the game and want to before voting, then now’s the time because we’re having a sale for just two days with the price falling from £6.99 to just £2.99! FMH also includes the brand new scenario mode, and a free app to help you find your way to football grounds in 6 countries.

This special deal is available for two days only (Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March), so get in there quick by buying the game either directly from your Apple handheld device, or from the app store.

An update for Football Manager Handheld 2012 including all of the recent winter transfer window activity will be available for free in the coming weeks.


Football Manager 2012 Transfer Update Out Now!

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We are delighted to announce that the Winter Update for Football Manager 2012 is now available to download via Steam. You can find details of what the update entails and answers to any questions you may have on our forums.

Also, in celebration of releasing the update there is a very special offer available for both new and existing players of the game on Steam.

Up until Friday 9th March at 6pm (GMT), Football Manager 2012 is available on PC & Mac at a special discounted price of just £7.99 to anyone who doesn’t own the game. On top of that, if you do already own the game, you can now gift the game to a friend via Steam for the ridiculously low price of just £4.99!

The game will come with the new data update, which includes all transfers and changes to the game from the recent winter transfer window, so there’s never been a better time to get either your own or a friend’s managerial career started.

This offer is only available from now (Wednesday 7th, 6pm) until Friday 9th March at 6pm GMT.