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Archive for May 9th, 2012


Spiral Knights Update: Starting Area and More

Spiral Knights

New Starting Experience for New Knights

The Crash Site, Rescue Camp and Rescue Camp Missions have been revamped!

New players will now meet their pal Rhendon and join him as they save the Rescue Camp from the monsters that lurk in the dark and the evil gremlin schemer, Razwog.

This new experience is a taste of what’s to come in the Spiral Knights story. Stay tuned!

Spiral Knights

Additional Notes

A number of changes have been made including increased damage output for all bombs, increased damage area for some bombs, and increased damage on a number of swords.

For full information and a list of all modified items, and a list of bug fixes, please check the official patch notes here!

Finally, a few quick notes on other changes – some neat adjustments by our artists to help create a more immersive look & feel for the game:

  • Many levels now have beautiful new lighting, effects, backgrounds, etc.
  • Tier 1 levels now convey the proximity to Cradle’s surface while deeper levels lose sunlight and become darker.
  • Crown and heat payouts have received further balancing, most notably in the Royal Jelly Palace.
  • Battle Arena-style mission levels have received an overhaul and now feature new rooms and a slick new presentation.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Shadowloo Showdown Results

Virtua Figher 5 Final Showdown - Logo

Last weekend, fighting fans in Australian got some hands on time with our upcoming Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown at the Shadowloo Showdown Fighting Tournament. Having Virtua Fighter on hand for fans was awesome and the feedback all around was fantastic. We’re really happy we got a chance to have the game available for play and wanted to thank everyone who came out to check it out!

Watch the Tournament!

Shadowloo Showdown Stream

The finals for Shadowloo Showdown are available through a TwitchTV stream, skip ahead to the 1:39:00 mark to go straight to the Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown action.

The Winners!

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Fuudo

Congratulations to Fuudo for winning the Shadowloo Tournament!

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Ryan Hart

Second place goes to Ryan Hart, congratulations!

Special thanks to VFDC for all the support at the event and generally being awesome for VF fans everywhere.


Play Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Meet Steve Lycett at Summer of Sonic & Sonic Boom 2012

Sonic Boom 2012

The summer Sonic events, Summer of Sonic and Sonic Boom 2012, are just 2 months away! There’s lots of great stuff planned for all the Sonic fans who will be hanging out with us in Brighton, UK and San Diego, USA. Last year, you got to play Sonic Generations for the first time and this year is no different – attendees will be the first fans to get some hands-on time with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which we just announced last week.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed


We’re also very excited to announce that Steve Lycett from SUMO Digital (known as S0L in many Sonic forums, including our own SEGA forums), Executive Producer on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, will be appearing at both Summer of Sonic and Sonic Boom 2012! Many Sonic fans have interacted with him online for a while, and this will be your chance to see him in person.

Crush 40 will be playing live at both events, and special guests Jean Paul and Alex Makhlouf from Cash Cash will also playing live at Sonic Boom. Get ready to rock out to your favorite Sonic song with your fellow fans!


Sonic Boom


We’ve got lots more surprises in store for this year’s Sonic events… and we’re not ready to let them all out of the bag just yet. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming months!

Sonic Boom 2012 will be held on Friday, July 13th, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA (during San Diego Comic Con). Tickets are $20 each ($15 for the ticket and $5 for the TicketMaster fee) and include 2 drink tickets (for those 21 or older) and free food. You do not need a Comic Con badge to get into Sonic Boom. You must have a ticket to get in. Tickets are going quickly, so get yours today! You can purchase your tickets at


Summer of Sonic 2012 will take place in the Hove Centre, at Hove Town Hall, Brighton on Saturday, July 7th 2012.  Tickets are available from the Summer of Sonic website: