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Super SEGA Deals on the Steam Summer Sale!

SEGA Steam Sale

It is that time of year, where the desert heat beats down on gamers everywhere, driving them mad — mad for summer savings, which is a serious disease that we take very seriously, and you shouldn’t joke about it.

And this is indeed no joke: For the duration of the Steam Sale all SEGA titles — excluding Call of Heroes 2 and pre-orders of Rome II — are 50% off!

Seriously though I love the Steam sales, I think I bought another 10 things just while typing this, and in addition to the 50% off you can look forward to Flash Sales and more on SEGA games: we’ll be posting on Facebook and Twitter as soon as they’re live, so stay tuned!

Here’s some of what’s on sale — browse at your leisure and stay tuned!

SEGA titles on Steam

Sonic the Hedgehog (Steam)

All SEGA published/developed titles: All of them. All of them! From Alex Kidd to Wonder Boy, from Condemned: Bloodshot to Ristar, from Total War to Bass Fishing.

 

All the SEGA.

Sonic Hits Collection

Sonic Franchise (Steam)

All of the Sonic: Sonic? Sonic. Sonic Sonic Sonic. Sonic!

Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic CD, Sonic Generations, Sonic Spinball, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I & II. Sonic the Hedgehog.

You may also like… Dreamcast Classics: They’ve got the Dreamcast on computers these days! That’s just crazy. Crazy Taxi that is. Also: Sonic Adventure! Space Channel 5 pt. 2! Fish!!!

And if you like that era of SEGA, you might like: Jet Set Radio and the inimitable NiGHTS into Dreams — two games with art & play styles that to this day look and feel like nothing else.

Dreamcast Collection (Steam)

 

Genesis Classics

SEGA Genesis Collection (Steam)

Genesis Classics: Look. This is my childhood and adolescence. It’s here. This is me, right here. I once spent $72 for the cartridge of Shining Force II, and you can have it for $1.49. Streets of Rage II is worth purchasing for the soundtrack alone. I don’t know what to tell you. This is me.

The only thing not in this collection is the Genesis Classics Pack V, which notably includes Phantasy Star I – IV. Phantasy Star IV in particular is one of the very best 8 or 16 bit RPG games, and still immensely fun. And plus PSIV by itself is $1.49 and if you want to prove me wrong then the cost of playing it and doing so is now set at $1.49. That’s a pretty great price to call me a liar.

Total War

Total War Grand Master Collection (Steam)

Total War Grand Master Collection: Look at all the Total War! Just look at it! Do you have any idea how many hours of incredibly detailed tactical strategy are in this collection?

Okay wait, more than just hyperbole, you know what’s really neat here? Shogun II is integrated with the Steam Workshop, so you can easily add and remove player-made content to the game. If you are a fan of the Total War series then you know player-created mods have always been one of the coolest things about the games, and the mods and the games themselves have grown up together. I love the Steam Workshop, and seeing it integrated with Shogun II is particularly awesome.

It’s SEGA Steam Summer Sale savings: because alliteration this good only happens once a year.

 
   
   
 

XBLA Deal of the Week: NiGHTS and Fighting Games!

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NiGHTS into … fighting games? It’s true! NiGHTS into Dreams along with four classic arcade style fighting games are on sale for XBox Live Arcade’s Deal of the Week.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week:

NiGHTS into Dreams…  800 MSP  400 MSP
Sonic the Fighters 400 MSP  160 MSP
Fighter Vipers (Arcade) 400 MSP  160 MSP
Virtua Fighter 2 (Arcade) 400 MSP  160 MSP
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown  1200 MSP  400 MSP

So whether you want to pursue your dreams in a unique psychedelic landscape unlike anything in gaming history, or merely pummel all opponents into bloody submission — be they hedgehog or karate master – we have a game that is right for you!

Sonic the Fighters

 
   
   
 

PlayStation Network: SEGA Games on Sale for the New Year

NiGHTS into dreams...

As part of PlayStation Network’s Thirteen for Thirteen sale, we have three SEGA games discounted for you, with special deals for PlayStation Plus members. Please keep in mind these sales are for North America only!

Here’s what’s up:

NiGHTS Into Dreams…  
Regular Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $4.99
PSN Plus Price: $2.50

Jet Set Radio
Regular Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $4.99
PSN Plus Price: $2.50

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut
Regular Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $9.99
PSN Plus Price: $5.00

 

Naked Terror Level

 
   
   
 

NiGHTS into Steam

NiGHTS into Dreams...

Our favorite loop-the-looping purple guy flies his way — today, now! — onto PC Digital Download via Steam!

You can go right now to check out the game’s download page:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/219950/

The digital download of NiGHTS into Dreams has enhanced HD graphics and widescreen capability, along with online leaderboards — there’s also an option to play the game in its original SEGA Saturn form!

And, as it is a glorious conjunction of reason and season, we are please to remind you that NiGHTS comes equipped with the “Christmas NiGHTS” playable content featured from the classic bonus content bundled with yuletide Saturns of yore.

A merry Christmas to all, and to all a good …NiGHTS!

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Update for NiGHTS into dreams… on PSN and XBLA

NiGHTS into Dreams...

Attention NiGHTS into dreams… fans! We’ve released a patch for the game on XBLA and PSN with two very important updates. First, we’ve adjusted the controls to allow analog input in 24 directions, which will give you greater control. Second, we’ve changed the drill-dash speed so it aligns with the Saturn version of the game.
Make sure you get the update, and keep enjoying the game!

 
   
   
 

Available Now: Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS into Dreams…

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It’s a good day for fans of classic SEGA.

Available now for PlayStation Network — and in just a few days, on October 5th, for Xbox Live Arcade — are two well-loved classics, remastered in HD: NiGHTS Into Dreams… and Sonic Adventure 2!

Both NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2 are priced at $9.99/£6.49/€7.99 on PlayStation Network and 800 MSP on the Xbox 360. The games have been remastered in HD and are stocked with unique achievements.

Sonic Adventure 2 also offers players the ability to grab the “Battle Mode” downloadable content for an additional $3.00/£1.99/€2.49/AU$4.25/240 Microsoft Points this Friday, adding in maps and characters from the the Gamecube re-release of the game. Meanwhile, players who buy a copy of NiGHTS into Dreams… will receive free access to the Christmas NiGHTS bonus content, containing levels previously only available through special promotions and SEGA Saturn holiday bundles.

Additionally, anyone who buys a copy of either game on the PlayStation Network will receive a free, exclusive NiGHTS or Sonic Adventure 2 theme for their PlayStation 3.

Last bit of official notice before I pontificate for a bit about each game: both games will also be coming to PC digital download in the coming months, so if you’re a PC gamer (as I am) then you’re in luck — stay tuned for more info!

Sonic Swan Song

Sonic Adventure 2 logo

As a fan who grew up with Sega in the 1990s (okay, and the 80s) it’s definitely a kick and a trip to see these two games arrive on these platforms on the same day.

Sonic Adventure 2 released in 2001 for the Dreamcast — it was the last and the biggest Sonic game on that system. Introducing Shadow the Hedgehog and combining both the arcade thrills of old-school Sonic with the sprawling adventure made possible by new hardware, Sonic Adventure 2 was a wonderful swan song for a beloved system. Featuring an epic plot and six playable characters — including the he’s-so-bad-but-ladies-couldn’t-you-make-him-change Shadow the Hedgehog, the game was definitely memorable.

Sonic Adventure 2

And yet it was nearly eclipsed by another feature within the game — to this day we get letters from fans about Chao Gardens, the delightfully ahead-of-its-time ‘battle’ feature that allowed you to raise, evolve, and battle for supremacy with the adorable little Chao. At the recent Penny Arcade Expo I had fans walk up and tell me that they still had their Dreamcast VMU, and still had their Chao saved to it.

Given the game’s critical success and lasting popularity with fans, it was also probably inevitable that it would end up with HD remastering as a digital release.

Dream a Little Dream

NiGHTS into Dreams... logo

Maybe less inevitable was the (ahem) journey that NiGHTS took to get here. The pure definition of a cult classic, NiGHTS was released on the SEGA Saturn in 1996. Part of the middle-child “fifth generation” of consoles (along with the Nintendo 64 and the original PlayStation) released in the 90s, some truly unique and awesome games showed up for the Saturn, as games began for the first time to experiment with transitioning from 2D platformers to 3D spaces.

NiGHTS was and remains unlike anything else that’s been released. Partly, this is the still-dazzling aerial navigation through 3D space and the technical achievement of smoothly pulling off so much wizardly. But technically impressive achievements can always be surpassed and what’s given NiGHTS lasting appeal is that it has a unique and haunting story — there is an ethereal feel of other-worldliness to the game. The game follows the nocturnal journeys in the dream realm of its child protagonists, who use the form of the eponymous purple jester as a sort of avatar to explore the dreamscape and take back stolen dream aspects.

NiGHTS into Dreams...

It’s a mythology-heavy and even existential plot that deals with the slippery nature of identity and how our dreams inform our reality and vice-versa — and if that seems kind of heavy for a wild-looking racing/adventure game bursting with color where you play as a magical purple-clad jester, tell that to the legion of fans who are to this day inspired by NiGHTS to create music and artwork. Since arriving at SEGA five years ago I have learned that NiGHTS fans are one of the most tirelessly devoted and best organized groups of I’ve ever encountered. They’ve been carrying the torch for this game for sixteen years, and it’s — ahh, I’ll just go ahead and say it, please forgive me — a dream come true to release this.

If it seems like I’m getting all emotional here, well … games like the enigmatic NiGHTS and the rollicking and ambitious Sonic Adventure 2 are why I love games in the first place, and it’s my pleasure to re-introduce them to our old fans, and introduce them for the first time to new fans.

NiGHTS into Dreams...

 

 
   
   
 

NiGHTS into dreams… and Sonic Adventure 2 Available in October

One of the questions we get asked most often lately is when the HD remakes of both NiGHTS into dreams… and Sonic Adventure 2 will be coming out. Today, I have an answer! Both games will be available for digital download this October.

Sonic Adventure 2

 

On the PlayStation Network, NiGHTS and Sonic Adventure 2 will be available on October 2 for $9.99 USD, and available October 5 for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE  Arcade for the Xbox 360.

 

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Sonic fans will also be able to enhance their Sonic Adventure 2 experience with Battle Mode DLC for an additional $3.00 / 240 Microsoft Points. Battle Mode includes more maps and characters from the beloved Gamecube version of the title, including everyone’s favorite mode: Chao Karate.

Sonic Adventure 2

As an added bonus for NiGHTS into dreams…, players who buy the title will receive free access to the dreams from the original 1996 holiday-themed expansion, Christmas NiGHTS - previously only available through a Saturn holiday bundle or from special game and magazine promotions.

NiGHTS into dreams...

 

See all of the screenshots for Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS into dreams… on our Flickr.

 
   
   
 

SEGA @ PAX – The Swag Post

SEGA @ PAX

The Penny Arcade Expo is nearly here! In a week’s time we’ll be in sunny Seattle showing off a ton of SEGA games and meeting the fans of our products. We’ve already detailed the games that are available for play on the show floor and today we show you the goods! As if playing the games is not a reward in itself, we’ll also have some very select giveaways on hand for those who come by and check out the games.

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines Avatar Card

We have some exciting stuff to show off for Aliens: Colonial Marines, everyone who plays the demo will pick up a free shirt for your Xbox 360 avatar.

Aliens: Colonial Marines PAX Event Pre-order Shirts

We’ll also have T-Shirts on hand for those that come by and pre-order the game. These shirts were created in very limited numbers and are extremely rare, come by and pick one up!

Alienware Tournament Giveaways

And for those looking to show off their Xeno killing abilities, Alienware will have a tournament once a day to reward the top scorers in Team Deathmatch with an Aliens: Colonial Marines prize pack. The tournament runs for a full hour each day with the schedule available at the Alienware booth.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed buttons

We have very special buttons to pass out to the best of the best Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed players. To win, drop by the SEGA booth and do your best to beat the time!

Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Adventure 2 lanyard

If there’s one thing we love about Penny Arcade Expo – it’s making awesome new lanyards! This year’s offering is for the upcoming fan favorite, Sonic Adventure 2! Also, everyone who plays the game will have a chance to enter a special sweepstakes for a custom Sonic Adventure 2 Astro A40 Headset!

The Cave

The Cave Figurines

The Cave by Double Fine and Ron Gilbert will be playable at the SEGA booth.  We are passing out a special limited edition figurine to everyone who plays. The way the toys are packaged, you won’t know which character is inside, allowing The Cave to decide which character best suits you for the adventures that lie ahead.

Hell Yeah! – Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Elvin

Show your love for Hell Yeah! by picking up a chainsaw poo hat (yes, you read that right!) and wearing it all show long. Not only will you flaunt your knowledge of the next big thing in digital downloads, you’re awesomeness will go up by a factor of two.

Nights into dreams

NiGHTS into dreams buttons

Another fan favorite, NiGHTS into dreams will be playable at the SEGA booth and we’ve crafted some limited edition buttons for everyone that plays!

Jack Lumber

Jack Lumber Key Chain

No matter if you’ve mastered the recently released iOS game, or are a new Lumberjack stepping out for the first time, these Jack Lumber keychains are a must have.

Phantasy Star Online 2

PSO2 MousePad

For everyone who comes by the SEGA booth and plays the demo (or tries the character creator), we have an exclusive Phantasy Star Online 2 mousepad giveaway, featuring art from the game!

We have already sent the loot to Seattle in shiny, shiny red boxes, so we’ll post images when we’re there, but just imagine this image, only on a mousepad.

 
   
   
 

Share Your Dreams and Win a NiGHTS into dreams… Pillowcase

Nights City Flying

Calling all dreamers! We’re giving away some brand-new NiGHTS into dreams… merchandise, and all you have to do is tell us about your most significant dream. Here are the details:

  • This contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom only.
  • You must be 13 years old or older to enter.
  • You must write a short (no more than 500 word) essay answering the question “What has been your most significant dream, and why?”
  • Email your essay, along with the following info, to communityteam@sega.com. Please note the specific subject line you must use in your email for the country of your residence.

Your first and last name
Your age
Your date of birth
Your state/province
Your e-mail address
Your telephone number including area code
The title/reference for your Essay Submission

  • You must email your submission before August 26th, 2012
  • Winners will receive a NiGHTS into dreams… pillowcase
  • Read the official rules that apply to your country of residence for further details.

Good luck, and happy dreaming!

NiGHTS into dreams... Pillowcase

 

OFFICIAL RULES – US AND CANADA

Sega of America, Inc.

“NiGHTS into dreams…™

Share Your Dreams Contest

Official Rules

 

There is no purchase necessary to enter or to win.

 

1) Promotion Description: Sega of America, Inc. (“Sponsor”) is offering the ”Share Your Dreams Contest” (the “Promotion”) and will determine winners based on judging all eligible entries against the criteria established in these Official Rules. The Promotion begins at 9:00:00 AM US Pacific Time (“PT”) on August 13, 2012 and the deadline for submission of entries is 10:00:00 AM PT on August 26, 2012 (“Submission Entry Period”).

 

2) Eligibility: Promotion is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry (“Entrants”). Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies (collectively “Promotion Entities”), their immediate families (parent, child, sibling & spouse) and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. Void in Puerto Rico, all other U.S. territories, Quebec and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

 

3) Creating your Essay Submission:  Prepare an essay of no more than five hundred (500) words on the topic of “What has been your most significant dream and why?” (your “Essay Submission”). Your Essay Submission must: (a) be prepared in English and submitted as a word processed document; (b) consist of no more than five hundred (500) words; (c) be totally original, created by you, cannot be previously published or appear anywhere else and CANNOT contain any third party copyrighted material or otherwise infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of a third party; (d) be suitable for general audiences (i.e., may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to references to nudity, pornography, profanity or gratuitous violence); (e) not contain defamatory statements (including, but not limited to, words or thoughts that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group); (f) not include threats to any person, place, business, group or nation; and (g) not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate any law or regulation.

 

4) How to enter your Essay Submission: Send an e-mail to communityteam@sega.com with “Share Your Dreams Contest” in the subject line.  Attach your Essay Submission as a Word Document to the e-mail. In the body of the e-mail include the following informational points (your “Entry”):

 

  • Your first and last name
  • Your age
  • Your date of birth
  • Your state/province
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your telephone number including area code
  • The title/reference for your Essay Submission

 

There is no limit to the number of different times you can enter, however, each Essay Submission must be new and completely different from any previous Entry you have submitted and each must be submitted as a separate e-mail Entry. There is a limit of one (1) prize per person. By entering, you agree that you are assigning all ownership and usage rights to your Essay Submission to Sponsor in exchange for no compensation of any kind.

 

5) Judging and Winner Determination:  Entries will be judged by a panel of marketers from Sponsor (“Judging Panel”) and will be judged and weighted equally on the following points:  (a) originality; (b) quality of writing; and (c) demonstrated effort in the preparation of the Essay Submission. The Judging Panel will determine twenty (20) winners.  At Sponsor’s sole discretion, if an inadequate number of entries or entries of inadequate quality are received, Sponsor reserves the right NOT to determine any entries as winners or to determine any number of winners fewer than twenty (20).  The decisions of the Judging Panel in all matters relating to this Promotion are final. Judging will be completed on or about September 6, 2012.

 

6) Prizes: Each of the twenty (20) winners will receive one (1) NiGHTS into dreams… pillowcase, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) fifteen USD ($15). There are a total of twenty (20) prizes available with a total ARV of three hundred USD ($300).

 

7) Prize Awarding – Potential winners will be contacted within one (1) business day of the conclusion of judging by the e-mail address and/or phone number associated with their Entry (“Prize Notification”) and asked to confirm prize acceptance and provide a mailing address for the purposes of prize fulfillment. If a potential winner is under the age of eighteen (18) his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to accept the prize on his/her behalf. Non-compliance with any of these requirements may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize. Return of Prize Notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes as Sponsor so determines without notice or further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Prize recipient shall not be permitted to (a) replace his/her designated prize with another prize or item, (b) transfer or assign his/her designated prize to another person, or (c) substitute any prize or prize component for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes, including any applicable import taxes on prizes, are the sole responsibility of the person accepting the prize.

 

8 ) General:  If, during any period of the Promotion, for reasons beyond the Sponsor’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Promotion is not capable of running as originally planned, the Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion, without liability and to the extent feasible, will determine winners among entries received prior to cancellation or modification. Sponsor is not responsible for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. Entries that are incomplete, inaccurate, irregular, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, are void. All Entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Promotion and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules will be ineligible and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

If Sponsor is duly notified that any element of an Entrant’s Essay Submission infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove the affected Essay Submission because of such infringement, such Essay Submission may be removed and disqualified from the Promotion, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. Further, no Entrant will be named a winner unless Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such Entrant’s Essay Submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes and such Entrant has complied with the terms of these Official Rules.

Past experience has shown a promotion such as this one may generate similar submissions which closely resemble concepts and ideas developed by the Promotion Entities whether before, during or after the Promotion. Entrants may see a presentation that seemingly incorporates an idea or concept or includes materials similar to that contained in their entry (e.g., Essay Submission). Any similarity may be purely coincidental and is always unavoidable in light of the volume of ideas that the Promotion Entities routinely consider in the course of their content development. Consequently, the Promotion Entities must, and have adopted policies and procedures to protect themselves from potential liability and claims and as part of these Official Rules requires all Entrants (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) to agree that: (a) the Promotion Entities may use any and all ideas, concepts, material and expression, in whole or in part, submitted or contained in a Promotion entry, or other material you submit, including, without limitation, the Essay Submissions and all copyrights and other intellectual property rights therein anywhere in the world in perpetuity; and (b) all entries and entry materials (including, without limitation, the Essay Submissions) become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

9) Right to Use Your Work and Information About You: By participating, you: (a) represent and warrant that your Essay Submission is wholly original, not previously published, and does not incorporate or include anything that is owned by any third party or would require the consent of any third party and your Entry and Essay Submission do not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party; (b) automatically grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute and display your Essay Submission; (c) agree that upon selection as a winner, you agree that your Essay Submission shall legally be considered a “work made for hire,” with all rights therein, including, without limitation, the exclusive copyright, transferred to and being the property of Sponsor; (d) in the event your Essay Submission is considered not to be a “work made for hire,” you irrevocably assign to Sponsor, all right, title, and interest in and to your Essay Submission (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade; and (e) agree that by entering your Essay Submission, you grant to Sponsor the right to sell and otherwise distribute your Essay Submission on any of its websites or in any of its products without any compensation. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor and its indirect and direct parent companies and their respective affiliated companies with respect to all entries and all other submitted materials related to the Promotion, including those submitted by non-winners and winners.

 

By submitting an Essay Submission, you grant to Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, biographical information, the Essay Submission in your entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing Sponsor, its products or services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), e‑mail address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor, its parent, and affiliated companies with respect to all Entrants in the Promotion, including non-winners and winners. Sponsor, however, does not have any obligation to use the winning or non-winning entries for any purpose.

 

10) Release of Liability and Issues of Law: By participating in the Promotion, all Entrants release Sponsor and its indirect and direct parent companies and their respective affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and all entities associated with the development and execution of this Promotion from any and all liability with respect to and in any way arising from (i) participating in this Promotion, (ii) acceptance or use of prizes, (iii) any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from the Promotion, and (iv) damage to a user’s computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an Entrant’s participation in the Promotion or downloading of information in connection with the Promotion. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Promotion in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Promotion becomes technically corrupted.

 

All Federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. THE CALIFORNIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE PROMOTION AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SHALL GOVERN THE PROMOTION. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. The Promotion is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

 

11) Winners List: Winners will be announced at blogs.sega.com on or about September 7, 2012.

12) Sponsor: Sega of America, Inc., 350 Rhode Island Street, STE 400, San Francisco, CA 94103.

 

13) Promotion Administrator:  Extra Mile Marketing, 16611 N. 91st Street, STE 106, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1523.

SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. SEGA, the SEGA logo, and NiGHTS into dreams… are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

 OFFICIAL RULES – UNITED KINGDOM

SEGA ‘Share Your Dreams’ Competition

Official Rules

 

THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROMOTION OR TO WIN ANY PRIZE.

 

(1) Description of Prize Draws SEGA Europe Limited (the “Sponsor”) is offering a “Prize Giveaway”, (the “Promotion”) and will award prizes via a panel of SEGA judges choosing from eligible entrants. The Promotion begins at 12am Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) on 13th August 2012 and concludes at 12 midnight GMT on 26th August 2012, (“Promotion Period”).

 

(2) Eligibility - The Promotion is open to legal residents of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry. Promotions are void anywhere it is prohibited by law, rule or regulation.  Any entrants who are not eligible for the Promotion can be disqualified at the Sponsor’s discretion.  Employees, officers and representatives (and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household of each) of the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other company involved in the design, execution or production of this Promotion are not eligible (the “Promotion Entities”).

 

(3) Creating your Submission: Entrants have to answer the essay question “What has been your most significant dream and why?” in a maximum of 500 words (the “Submission”). Your Submission must: (a) be totally original, created by you, cannot be previously published or appear anywhere else and CANNOT contain any third party copyrighted material or otherwise infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of a third party; (b) be suitable for general audiences (i.e., may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to nudity, pornography, profanity or gratuitous violence); (c) not contain defamatory statements (including, but not limited to, words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group); (d) not include threats to any person, place, business, group or nation; (e) not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate any law or regulation.

 

(3) How to Enter - To enter the Promotion please send an email to communityteam@sega.com with “UK: Share Your Dreams Contest” in the subject line. Entrant should then attach their 500 word maximum essay to their email as a Word Document. You can only enter the Promotion once in order to be eligible to win a prize from the Sponsor. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different/duplicitous e-mail addresses, the use of a sweepstakes service, the use of multiple identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, contain irregular or invalid information, are corrupted, are late, lost, or postage-due are void and will not be accepted. Entries received for a given promotion are eligible only for that promotion and will not be “rolled forward” for inclusion in any subsequent promotion.

 

By entering, you agree that you are giving Sponsor the right to post your Submission on its website and/or public websites where it maintains accounts and you are assigning all ownership and usage rights to your Submission to Sponsor in exchange for no compensation of any kind.

 

(4) Prize - The Promotion will have 20 winner(s) who will be selected by a panel of judges from eligible entrants to receive limited edition NiGHTS themed pillowcases. These pillowcases feature original art works by creators of “NiGHTS into Dreams”. The value for each pillowcase is approximately $9.99 and the dimensions of the pillowcase are 30 inches wide by 20 inches tall. There are a total of 20 prizes available for this Promotion. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received for any given Promotion.

 

(5) Prize Awarding:
Entrants submissions will be judged on quality of writing, originality of story and effort. Winner will be selected by the panel of judges approximately two (2) weeks after the ending date of each Promotion Period and no later than September 7th 2012. Potential winners will be contacted within two (2) business days of the decisions being made by the judging panel by the e-mail address associated with their Registered User account to confirm prize acceptance and determine a mailing address for the prize. Potential winners will have five (5) business days to respond to the prize notification e-mail with the requested information. Failure to respond within this time frame or without the requested information will result in disqualification, forfeiture of the prize and the selection of an alternate winner. Return of prize notification e-mail as undeliverable will result in disqualification, forfeiture of the prize and the selection of an alternate winner.

 

Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes as Sponsor so determines without notice or further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Prize recipient shall not be permitted to (a) replace his/her designated prize with another prize or item, (b) transfer or assign his/her designated prize to another person, or (c) substitute any prize or prize component for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All cash prizes will be issued in GBP Pound Sterling via cheque or bank transfer. ANY AND ALL TAX LIABILITY RESULTING FROM A WINNER’S RECEIPT OF THE PRIZE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

 

(6) General:

(i) Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue this Promotion at any time and without notice following the conclusion and complete fulfilment of all prizes associated with any given (and then current) Promotion. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the winning entry, the prize will be awarded to the authorised account holder of the submitted Internet e-mail address regardless of the individual who submitted the entry. The authorised account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet Service Provider or other organisation that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain names associated with e-mail addresses. Sponsor reserves the right to void entries, which in its sole determination, are irregular, incomplete, inaccurate, do not comply with these official rules or have been generated with abusive and/or duplicitous intent including but not limited to false or multiple e-mail addresses.

 

(ii) By entering, you (a) agree to comply with and be bound by the official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all respects; (b) agree to release Sponsor and its employees and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage or injury resulting from participation in this Promotion or from the awarding, receipt, possession use and/or misuse of any prize; (c) acknowledge that Sponsor, and its employees and agents have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose; (d) consent to use of your name, photograph and/or likeness, written or oral statements, biographical information and voice for advertising and promotional purposes in all media worldwide and in perpetuity without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law; [(e) represent and warrant that your Submission is wholly original, not previously published, and does not incorporate or include anything that is owned by any third party or would require the consent of any third party and your Entry does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party; (f) automatically grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute and display your Submission; (g) agree that upon selection as a winner of any prize, you agree that your Submission shall legally be considered a "work made for hire," with all rights therein, including, without limitation, the exclusive copyright, transferred to and being the property of Sponsor; (h) in the event your Submission is considered not to be a "work made for hire," you irrevocably assign to Sponsor, all right, title, and interest in and to your Submission (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade; and (i) agree that by entering your Submission, you grant to Sponsor the right to sell and otherwise distribute your Submission on any of its websites or in any of its products without any compensation. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor and its indirect and direct parent companies and their respective affiliated companies with respect to all entries and all other submitted materials related to the Promotion, including those submitted by non-winners and winners.]

(iii)Without in any way limiting, expanding or amending the Terms of Service at http://www.sega.co.uk/legal/terms.php which Terms of Service policy shall remain in full force and effect, if Sponsor is duly notified that any element of an Entrant’s Submission infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove the affected Submission because of such infringement, such Submission may be removed and disqualified from the Promotion, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. Further, no Entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such Entrant’s Submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes and such Entrant has complied with the terms of these Official Rules.

(iv) Past experience has shown a promotion such as this one may generate similar submissions which closely resemble concepts and ideas developed by the Promotion Entities whether before, during or after the Promotion. Entrants may see a presentation that seemingly incorporates an idea or concept or includes materials similar to that contained in their entry (e.g., Submission). Any similarity may be purely coincidental and is always unavoidable in light of the volume of ideas that the Promotion Entities routinely consider in the course of their content development. Consequently, the Promotion Entities must, and have adopted policies and procedures to protect themselves from potential liability and claims and as part of these Official Rules requires all Entrants (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) to agree that: (a) the Promotion Entities may use any and all ideas, concepts, material and expression, in whole or in part, submitted or contained in a Promotion entry, or other material you submit, including, without limitation, the Submissions and all copyrights and other intellectual property rights therein; and (b) all entries and entry materials (including, without limitation, the Submissions) become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

(v) The use of machines, computers or any automated technique (“Automated Cheats”) to enter the Promotion is prohibited. Sponsor has the right to invalidate any entry if its sole opinion Registered User has engaged the use of Automated Cheats at any time.  All decisions of the Sponsor are final.

 

(vi) Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, misdirected, garbled, illegible, incorrect or inaccurate information or entries that are misdirected or misrouted as a result of interrupted or unavailable network connections or internet transmissions for any reason, or any failure of the website during the Promotion Period, or for any computer, phone, phone line hardware or software malfunction, failure or error of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Any attempt by an entrant to interfere with the operations of this Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws; Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. If, for any reason, any Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and select winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation. All entries are the property of the Sponsor.

(6) Release: By participating in the Promotion, all Entrants release and hold the Sponsor and its indirect and direct parent companies and their respective affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, shareholders and all entities associated with the development and execution of this Promotion harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, liabilities and actions of any kind with respect to and in any way arising from (i) participating in this Promotion; (ii) acceptance, possession, use of misuse of  or defect in the prizes; (iii) any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or third person’s property related to or resulting from the Promotion, the Entries and/or its prizes; (iv) damage to a user’s computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an Entrant’s participation in the Promotion or downloading of information in connection with the Promotion; and  (v) publicity or privacy rights and/or defamation. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT THE SPONSOR’S LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY ITS NEGLIGENCE.

The Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Promotion in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Promotion becomes technically corrupted.

 (7) Data Collection Sponsor collects personal information from you when you enter the Promotion.  By entering the Promotion, you agree to all of the terms and conditions of Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.  For information about how personal information may be used, see Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.sega.co.uk/legal/privacy.php.

(8 ) Law and Jurisdiction: These terms are governed by English law and any claim or matter arising out of these terms shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England.
(9) Winners List: An accumulative list of winners from the most recent month is available via email request to competitions@soe.sega.co.uk

Sponsor: SEGA Europe Limited, 27 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex
TW8 9BW, UNITED KINGDOM.
(c) SEGA. SEGA and the SEGA logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. All rights reserved

 
   
   
 

SEGA Brings Nine Playable Games to PAX Prime

SEGA @ PAX

 

We’re excited to announce a line-up of nine playable games, including one unannounced game, for this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. Alongside our upcoming blockbuster franchise titles Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Aliens: Colonial Marines, we are also showing off several digital titles, including Double Fine’s The Cave and Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit by indie developer Arkedo Studios. Phantasy Star Online 2, the popular multi-player online role playing game, which launched to more than 730,000 players in less than one month in Japan, will be making its Western debut at the show. Fans of the iconic blue hedgehog will also get to play the recently-announced HD version of Sonic Adventure 2.

SEGA’s full PAX line-up is below:

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • The Cave
  • Hell Yeah! – Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
  • Jet Set Radio
  • NiGHTS into dreams…
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Unannounced digital title (new IP)

SEGA’s games will be showcased in booths 242 and 252 at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington, from August 31 through September 2, 2012.

 
   
   
 


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