There can only be one winner, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also have stuff for the people who got second and third place. Above is one of the many entries sent into us by SEGA Nerd’s Kopke, aka Manuel Garcia Melgar. This awesome depiction of Hotsuma from SEGA’s criminally underappreciated Shinobi PS2 was one of several entries that nearly won him the grand prize. Here’s the one that came the closest. Please click it to see it in its full resolution glory!
Check below the fold for Manuel Garcia’s silver winning entry, as well as our bronze winner, Chase Svent!
The Android powered, crowd funded indie console Ouya will be receiving optimized ports of Sonic CD and Sonic 4 Episodes I & II on June 27th, SEGA revealed today. These three games mark the first time SEGA has supported the console, and at the moment these are the only games currently planned for Ouya. When talking to Game Industry.biz, SEGA of America’s director of mobile business David Zemke had this to say about other titles heading to the platform.
“At this time, that’s what we have planned,” he said. “We’re always looking for other titles and there may be some future titles that we’d like to bring over. For us, we’re always trying to bring the best gaming experience to the right platforms. It’s a delicate mix of how and when to do it.”
These games will go on sale for $6.99 each, though it will be possible to download these games for free beforehand and play the first few levels. Will this mark the beginning of wider support from SEGA for the platform? We will just have to wait and see.
Ever since SEGA announced the Sonic CD re-release running on the Retro Engine, I had a long list of retro titles that I wanted to see use the engine. Then after awhile SEGA stopped announcing titles for it, then out of the blue they announce Sonic 1 & 2 re-releases using the engine. As much as I love Sonic, there are plenty of SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive games that I would love to see running on the Retro Engine. Check out the five games I would want to get the Retro Engine treatment and what type of extras I would love to see for them.
This weekend, you don’t have to break the bank at the Casino Night Zone to get a ton of Sonic games at an affordable price. Gamersgate is offering Every Sonic PC title from 50%-75% off. Pick up Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for only $14.99! You can also get Sonic Generations, Sonic 4, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, Sonic CD and all Genesis tiles from as little as $1.25 and up. The sale is only this weekend, so jump on it as soon as you can!
I love Crush 40, but no one can stop the Sonic tunes of the mid-90s. Toot Toot Sonic Warrior has become a legendary song within the fandom. The song is incredibly energetic and upbeat, like a Sonic song should, and while the lyrics make no sense, the song still has a clearer meaning and relevance to Sonic as a character than anything done by Crash 40.
Not much more for me to say about this one, so just sit back and listen!
Coming back again after a week? This must be a Valentine’s Week miracle! Nuckles87 joins me, Sharky and Barry the Nomad this week for another classic and creepy Swingin’ Report Show. Talking about Sonic 4: Episode 2, Binary Domain demo and lots of Vita talk. Grab something to snack on my friend and enjoy the bitterness.
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This morning I gave out 3 copies of Sonic CD to our twitter followers, if you missed it, no problem. If you comment on this post you will be entered to win a copy of Sonic CD for XBLA. That is right, just comment and using your legit e-mail (we have to be able to contact you).
Why are we doing this? Simple, we fixed an issue the site had with results. Basically it wasn’t indexing the site and if you now Google search us… Bam! Success. Not to mention that February the 6th is our 2 year anniversary! First winner being picked tomorrow on the 4th and thesecond winner is getting picked on Sunday the 5th. Best of luck.
Edit: Winner for Saturday, February the 4th is Phantoms-Heart. Cheers. You can still enter for tomorrow’s copy by commenting below.
Edit: The Winner for Saturday, Feburary the 5th is Joey. Cheers. The contest is now over. Keep checking back for our next contests later this month.
Sonic CD is a smash hit on PSN! It has topped the charts and has beaten some of the bigger PSN titles such as Infamous2: Festival of Blood, and Castle Crashers. At the $5 price point, it’s not hard to see why. Still it’s great to see a Sonic game #1 in sales again. Full top ten list of PSN titles at the link.