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New Conduit Videos: Multi-Player Tips

If you’re looking for tips on how to improve  your multi-player game on The Conduit, you’re in luck! We’ve got 3 new videos today that give you tips on weapons, control, and the motion tracker.

Pistol Envy:

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Stay In Control:

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The Motion Tracker:

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Enjoy, and happy shooting!

 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday Twitter Giveaway for 8/7/09

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The US team’s week for the Free Stuff Friday giveaway via Twitter is here again! If you’ve never participated in our giveaway, or never used Twitter before, don’t fret. There are full instructions at the bottom of this blog. As we just returned from San Diego Comic Con, we’ve got some great exclusives for  you from the show floor.

Here’s our video for the week, including my first appearance! Helping us out this week were two members of our web development team — Jackie is in the Shadow hat helping me with the poster, and Marj was working the camera this week. Thanks to both of them!

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On the Block

Everyone is eligible to win all prizes this week.

Item 1: Limited Edition Iron Man 2 Poster from Comic Con, signed by Jon Favreau

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First up is a limited edition Iron Man 2 game poster from Comic Con. These were hot items in the Marvel booth after Iron Man 2 demos, but we managed to snag one for you. It’s made more special by the addition of Jon Favreau‘s signature.  He was gracious enough to sign posters during his behind-closed-doors look at the game during Comic Con.

Sorry, it’s hard to get a photo of the entire poster without glare from our overhead lights.

Congrats to our winner, @mikeypc!

Item 2: Comic Con Exclusive Metal Sonic Figurine

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Also a Comic Con exclusive, this is a Metal Sonic toy (not made of metal) was for sale on the show floor at Comic Con. We each snagged one, and we got an extra for our giveaway.

Congrats to @KriticaLHitts!

Item 3: Tails Plush

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For all the Tails fans in the house, we’ve got a Tails plush doll just for you!

Congrats to our winner, @Tabenya!

Item 4: Sonic Comic #56, signed by Ken Penders

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More great stuff from Comic Con! We found Ken Penders in Artists’ Alley, and we got several Sonic comics from him, all signed. This is the first of them, and we’ll have more in future giveaways. This comic is well-protected in a plastic sleeve.

Congrats to @andre_bla!

Item 5: Knuckles Hat and Gloves

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Expertly modeled by ClumsyOrchid in our video, this is a Knuckles hat and glove set, still in the plastic. Someone’s gonna be all set for Halloween!

Congrats to our winner, @godoi96!

Item 6: High Voltage Software signed art book and shirt

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Our final set for giveaway this week is a limited edition concept art book for The Conduit, signed by all of the High Voltage Software team. In addition, you’ll get a High Voltage t-shirt, size 2XL.

Congrats to @Rosebud11413!

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 http://www.twitter.com 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, 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!)
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.

Make Sure We’re Following You on Twitter

If you are currently following us on Twitter, please be sure that we are following you as well. You can do this by making sure that SEGA is in your “followers” list, or by going to DoesFollow and typing SEGA in the first blank, your Twitter username in the second, and pressing the “check” button. You can reverse this to be sure that you are following us. If you are following us, but we’re not following you, please send a message to @SEGA and we will follow you. This is important, because only people we follow can send us direct messages (DMs), and DMs are the only way to enter the giveaways.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

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.

 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday – July 10, 2009

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It’s time again for Free Stuff Friday on Twitter! We’ve got some great stuff from NiGHTS, Panzer Dragoon, Bleach, Conduit and MADWORLD for you, along with some cool SEGA stuff.

We had a great response from our last video, so we made another one for you. Please let us know what you think, and pass the video around to all your friends! If you’re more of a photo-type though, don’t fret… I’ve still got photos for you.

If you’re new to Free Stuff Friday, I’ve got a primer for you at the bottom of this entry. Brush up on your Twitter skills, make sure everything is in order, and get ready to win fun stuff!

Let’s get started with the video…

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On the Block

Item 1: NiGHTS PaPETCH figurine and SEGA sticker

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This is a small, still in the box PaPETCH figurine from Japan. To see what it looks like out of the box, watch the video. It also comes with a SEGA sticker. Anyone is eligible to win this prize.

Congrats to our winner, @SourPatchGrrrl!

Item 2: Panzer Dragoon Figurine and SEGA sticker

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This is a metal Panzer Dragoon figurine, still in the plastic. It also comes with a SEGA sticker. Anyone is eligible to win this prize.

Congrats to our winner @monkeyman40210!

Item 3: MADWORLD Soundtrack and 4 stickers

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Just in this past week, we’ve got a MADWORLD soundtrack for you! Along with 4 MADWORLD stickers, this is a must-have for the MADWORLD fans out there. Everyone is eligible to win this prize.

Congrats to our winner, @watermelon64!

Item 4: Sonic Heroes Notepad and SEGA Light-Up Pen

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This Sonic Heroes notepad and SEGA light-up pen is straight from Japan! The pen comes with batteries, and when you press the button, the SEGA logo is projected out the top of the pen. Everyone is eligible to win this prize.

Congrats to our winner, @RubricalEye!

Item 5: Conduit T-Shirt

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This is a size L Conduit t-shirt with the above design on the front, and The Conduit, SEGA, and High Voltage Software logos on the back. To see the shirt un-folded and to see the back, watch the video. Everyone is eligible to win this prize.

Congrats to our winner, @KirbyGCN17!

Item 6: Bleach Dark Souls for Nintendo DS

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This is Bleach Dark Souls for Nintendo DS. This game is not region locked, so everyone is eligible to win.

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 http://www.twitter.com 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, 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!)
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.

Make Sure We’re Following You on Twitter

If you are currently following us on Twitter, please be sure that we are following you as well. You can do this by making sure that SEGA is in your “followers” list, or by going to DoesFollow and typing SEGA in the first blank, your Twitter username in the second, and pressing the “check” button. You can reverse this to be sure that you are following us. If you are following us, but we’re not following you, please send a message to @SEGA and we will follow you. This is important, because only people we follow can send us direct messages (DMs), and DMs are the only way to enter the giveaways.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

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.

 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday – June 26th, 2009

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It’s time again for Free Stuff Friday on Twitter! We’ve got some hot items lined up for you this week, including some extremely rare SEGA gear. In fact, we’re so excited to show you what we’re giving away that we decided to make a video to show it all off. If you’re more of a photo-type though, don’t fret… I’ve still got photos for you further down the way.

If you’re new to Free Stuff Friday, I’ve got a primer for you at the bottom of this entry. Brush up on your Twitter skills, make sure everything is in order, and get ready to win fun stuff!

I filmed Clumsyorchid and RubyEclipse talking about this week’s giveaway, so without further ado…

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If you like the video and want us to keep doing them, please let us know! We thought it would be fun to try, and we hope you like it.

On the Block

Item 1: SEGA Baseball Shirt

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This is a 3/4 sleeve length dark & light blue baseball-style shirt with SEGA on the front. As mentioned in the video, this is from the personal collection of Clumsyorchid. Everyone is eligible to win this prize.

Congrats to our winner, @@watermelon64!

Item 2: Virtua Tennis tennis balls

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This is a set of 3 tennis balls branded with the Virtua Tennis 2009  logo. There is also a SEGA logo on the lid. Everyone is eligible to win this prize.

Congrats to our winner, @edlago!

Item 3: SEGA Sweatshirt

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This red sweatshirt with the SEGA logo on it is a size S, and also from the personal collection of Clumsyorchid. Everyone is eligible to win this prize!

Congrats to our winner @thexboxfan!

Item 4: The Conduit (Wii)

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Hot off the presses and straight to you! The Conduit was released this week, and we’ve got a copy to give to one lucky fan! It’s for the Wii (obviously), and sorry — this one is limited to people in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America (NTSC region).

Congrats to our winner @wargamer!

Item 5: Empire: Total War

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Empire: Total War just had an update this past week along with some sweet DLC. If you haven’t given this RTS a chance yet, this could be your lucky day! It’s for the PC and everyone in the US, Canada, Mexico and Latin America (NTSC) is eligible.

Congrats to our winner, @KenWicklein!

Item 6: Virtua Tennis 2009

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Need some Virtua Tennis on your PS3? Here’s your chance! Everyone in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America (NTSC) is eligible.

Congrats to our winner, @GenDV138!

Item 7: Let’s Tap

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Let’s Tap is getting some great reviews! If you win this game, you’re in for a tappin’ good time! Available to all in US, Canada, Mexico and Latin America (NTSC).

Congrats to our winner, @Volcynika!


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 http://www.twitter.com 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, 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!)
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.

Make Sure We’re Following You on Twitter

If you are currently following us on Twitter, please be sure that we are following you as well. You can do this by making sure that SEGA is in your “followers” list, or by going to DoesFollow and typing SEGA in the first blank, your Twitter username in the second, and pressing the “check” button. You can reverse this to be sure that you are following us. If you are following us, but we’re not following you, please send a message to @SEGA and we will follow you. This is important, because only people we follow can send us direct messages (DMs), and DMs are the only way to enter the giveaways.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

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.

 
   
   
 

The Conduit – Available Now!

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Today is the day, The Conduit is out now and available in stores across the country, quickly being picked up by everyone looking for one of the best experiences currently available on the Wii! Reviews have been coming in with high marks from IGN and Gamesradar, with other reviews to hit as the week goes on. I expect most reviewers are taking the time to check out the full Single player components and dig deep into the extensive Multiplayer.

We are overjoyed with the community response for The Conduit and want to thank all of our fans for their continued support. Today is your day, go out buy the game, and have fun! This is your time to see everything we’ve been showing you first hand. If you aren’t already a member, don’t forget to head over to our Forums and meet up with other Conduit fans, exchange friend codes, create rivalries, and discuss the game we’ve been waiting for on the Nintendo Wii.

 
   
   
 

The Conduit – Special Edition Unboxing Video

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The Conduit is nearly here. Tomorrow the game ships to stores and soon players will be online fragging their brains out with what everyone has been calling the best Wii experience to date. I’m excited, I hope you are too.

Special Edition Unboxing Video

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Last week I was given access to the final Special Edition box for The Conduit, straight from Gamestop and hopefully what you’ll be picking up in the days to come. With a flip camera in hand, I took a bit of video to show off what the box includes and how it differs from the normal boxed edition. This video is somewhat of a work in progress, we’re using handheld cameras to try and show off stuff in the moment and the quality could definitely be improved. That said, the video does give you a chance to check out the Special Edition a bit early, which is definitely a bonus! Enjoy.

New Trailer – Washington DC Monuments

In addition to the Unboxing video, we also have a new trailer highlighting some of the fun to be had whilst visiting Washington DC in your Conduit travels. First time in the city? Oh, you are in for a treat as the tour covers all the major landmarks, and a few others that have been hidden from the general public.

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If you haven’t yet pre-ordered The Conduit, remember that this is the only way you’ll get your hands on the Special Edition. Head on over to Gamestop.com or to your local retailer to get your hands on a piece of Wii history, courtesy of Sega and High Voltage Software.

 
   
   
 

The Conduit @ E3 2009

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Just before the show we had a chance to post some of the concept designs for High Voltage Software’s booth at the E3 show showing off The Conduit. In render form, the booth looked really cool, showing off a lot of high quality art and even some hidden codes. With camera in hand, I took a walk over to the booth to meet the High Voltage team and take some more photos of the booth across the floor.

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As you can see, the booth really comes alive across the show floor. There were a lot of nice imagery from the Conduit, no matter what side you were looking at. The renders of the characters on the side of the booth was great. Also at the High Voltage Booth was Mark Sheppard, who you might recognize from Battlestar Galactica, among other Sci-Fi TV Shows. I had the great opportunity to meet, Mr Sheppard and even got him to sign some swag for the giveaways across an upcoming podcast. You’ll have to listen in if you want to grab them!

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At our own Sega booth, The Conduit was featured very prominently next to Aliens Vs Predator and Alpha Protocol. We had six playable stations that were busy throughout the show with a lot of Conduit fans and newcomers who hadn’t had a chance to play it. The game showed very well across the floor and has been nominated for Best of E3 courtesy of IGN!

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I have to say that everyone at High Voltage Software is great. When I arrived to the booth, everyone was extremely friendly and offering fun stuff left and right. Big thanks to everyone at the High Voltage Software and Sega booths for their help in getting us the photos and helping out across the show floor.

 
   
   
 

Sega Booth @ E3 – Day 2

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E3 Day 2 and boy are my feet tired! We had another great day on the floor with a lot of activity and a ton more people coming by to see our games in action. I cannot wipe the smile from my face, E3 is like a gamer holiday for me – tons of news, tons of games, and a ton of happy gamers eager to play our games.

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Yesterday we took some photos of the booth and today I made a point to take some additional images to really show off how everything comes together. I really want to highlight what it looks like from the outside looking in, since it’s a rather unique perspective. From just about every angle, you’ll always have a chance to see at least three games. After the show, we should have some build photos of how it all came together, so be on the look out for these after the show is over.

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Something that we haven’t really talked about is our massive video wall. From the moment you arrive at the booth, it cannot be missed. It is at least 20 feet tall, wide screen, outputting at a very crisp 1080p, and running all of our trailers. We will definitely be following up with our Media and Events Manager, Teri Higgins, for more info on how this screen came together. For now, enjoy some shots to show off the scale.

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Aaron records a podcast segment with Dan

Overall it was another fun day at the booth for the community team. We got some time to record a follow up Podcast with interviews from the show floor. I don’t want to spill the beans on what we have planned, but we have our full line up covered, so do check back to hear the final show. We also ran a few booth tours with websites we work with, which is a lot of fun – getting demos straight from developers is always a treat, I will never get tired of.

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Lastly, we had some fun events at the booth today, including the one and only, Bayonetta. In an amazingly crafted costume, Bayonetta was a real treat to see on the show floor. I got a few really good shots of her posing across our stage, do check them out across our flickr page.

I hope everyone has been enjoying the blogs and updates, we’re having fun getting them out. Enjoy the photos and let us know what you think!

 
   
   
 

The Conduit at E3 Preview!

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E3 is just around the corner, and we are very fortunate to have a sneak peak at High Voltage Software’s booth across the E3 show. The booth, which is decked out from top to bottom with The Conduit, is fully realized in render form, as a preview of what will actually be shown on the floor.

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Looking over the renders, you can tell someone who loves The Conduit had a lot of fun creating this booth. Amongst the demo kiosks scattered about the floor, you’ll also see smaller details, even some Drudge Code across the back! Plus, having seen these photos, I know where I’ll be taking my breaks – up top where there appears to be a bit of a bar, how convenient!

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Hopefully this whets your appetite a bit for the E3 experience with The Conduit, look for shots from the booth on the actual floor of E3 next week. If you like what you see, let us know here, or at our Forums!

 
   
   
 

The Conduit- Exclusive Digital Comic @ Amazon.com

If you are a fan of The Conduit, you have a lot of options for fun stuff depending on where you pre-order. As mentioned a few weeks back, you can grab the Collector’s Edition at Gamestop.com and get some in game goodies or you can head over to Amazon.com and pick up an exclusive Digital Comic.  The comic, which can be redeemed after purchase and launch of the game, features insight into the events surrounding the back story of the Conduit.  Below is a brief description of the Comic, and the cover…

With aliens attacking DC it seems like the conspiracy theorists would be happy, finally being given proof of extraterrestrial life. But what if that’s just another lie? That is exactly what Gordon Welles believes, and a mysterious video file he received seems to contain evidence that proves his theory.

Follow the tale of this DC talk radio host as he digs deeper into the secrets and mythology of The Conduit in this officially sanctioned comic book. Just remember; you’re not paranoid if they really are out to get you…

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As always, we appreciate your feedback, let us know what you think across the blogs or over at our new forums!

 
   
   
 


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