Humble SEGA Bundle features Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, NiGHTS and more

SEGA and Humble Bundle have teamed up once again to help charity and sell cheap PC games for the next two weeks. This time around you can get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, NiGHTS Into Dreams, the Dreamcast Collection and DLC for Total War: Rome II and Football Manager 2015 for any price you want as long as it’s at least $1. If you pay more than the average amount you’ll also get Empire: Total War, Company of Heroes 2 DLC and other games that will be added to the bundle later on. Then there’s the $12 tier, and if you pay more than that you’ll get the standalone Fall of the Samurai expansion for Total War: Shogun 2. Finally, if you pay more than $50 you’ll get a nifty looking Dreamcast t-shirt.

Aside from this bundle, there are also various other SEGA games on sale in the Humble Store. The most notable deal on there probably being Alien: Isolation for 50% off, however that deal is only for today so you have to be quick. Other games on sale we recommend are The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit and of course Binary Domain.

Green Man Gaming summer sale: Buy a discounted SEGA game and get Jet Set Radio HD for free

Its summer and those PC sales aren’t slowing down. This time the sale is coming from Green Man Gaming which is discounting tons of SEGA games up to 80% off! Not only that, if you buy any SEGA game on this page, you get Jet Set Radio HD for free. Some of the on sale items to check out:

  • Castle of Illusions – $3.74
  • Binary Domain Collection – $3.99
  • Alpha Protocol – $3.74
  • Viking: Battle for Asgard – $3.74
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed – $4.99

So check out the page and pick your poison, there are plenty of great PC games on sale. Most of these games redeem via Steam!

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Speed Run

SEGA America has released a video a speed run, it’s really quite a good speed run. It’s also a reminder that the PC version of this game will be out soon, end of this month to be exact, but you can pre-order it on STEAM right now! If you wanted to play this game in 60 FPS, you will soon be able to!

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U patch finally arrives

For the past two weeks, gamers and SEGA fans have been plagued with a broken All-Stars Racing game on Wii U thanks to Nintendo’s forced patch to make the game online playable (which every launch game had to have). It broke what was working fine (I played it pre-update) and caused problems with boost challenges, getting the final racer in “World Tour” and heavily affected online arena matches causing them to crash. It even effected my review grade for the WiiU version of the game. Sumo Digital sent out a patch last week and it has finally been approved in the U.S. After playing some online and local, plus checking other forums, I have found out that not only are the boost challenges fixed, but online arenas work fine now and there’s been a bit of a boost in frame rate in some areas, especially local split screen. If there’s still some bugs, I’ll update on it later. Now, time to test this bad boy out and change my grade.

Review: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3 & Wii U)

UPDATE: Patch is in, so the WiiU score will be changed.

Last year, SEGA released Sonic Generations. A celebration of Sonic’s history showcasing some of the greatest parts of Sonic’s past and being a celebration of all things Sonic in general. It gave you a strong feeling of nostalgia while offering new kinds of gameplay and a great, remixed soundtrack.

This year, SEGA releases Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. A game showcasing and glorifying the greatest parts of SEGA past and being a celebration of all things SEGA in general. It gives you a strong feeling of Nostalgia while offering new kinds of gameplay and a great, remixed soundtrack. Deja-Vu!

But does this game hold up to 2010’s offering? And how does the Wii U version compare to the others? I’ll be going  in depth about the game and discussing its greatest strengths and weaknesses. Is it a champion or does it stall out the gate? Get Ready. 3…..2…..1…..GO!

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U day-one patch predicament


UPDATE 2: Nuckles87 here. I’ve finally gotten to what I believe is the fourth and last boost challenge of the main career mode, and the glitch is preset in that one two. This means that 3 of the 4 are affected.

UPDATE: Nuckles87 Says that this only affects the first two boost challenges.

New Wii U owners may not want to update too fast. It seems Sega’s first patch for Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed has a glitch in it that stops all boost challenges from having checkpoints. Leaving you with no other choice but to fail the mission, which leaves you stuck. However, there are some ways around it.

Play while it’s updating and finish the challenge. There’s no guarantee that there won’t be another glitched challenge, but it will get you past that. Editor Nuckles87 has discovered that if you fail the mission four times on easy, it will let you pass to the next challenge.

If you just got your brand new Wii U, I’d recommend holding off on doing the system update until this game breaking issue gets a new patch of its own.

Sonic Talk 14: “Heathcliff and Felix All Stars Podcasting Transformed”

An early show this week as we are just two days away from the release of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed! With that in mind, I talked to Brand Manager Aaron Webber with some final questions on the game that I didn’t get to ask Steve Lycett. I also talk with him about Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz on the Vita and the upcoming Anarchy Reigns. We have a shorter show this week due to everyone’s schedule, but Alex, GX and I still get in some chat about Paper Mario Sticker Star, The sonic Super Digest book and veer off topic on Felix the Cat and Heathcliff for some crazy reason (Which drives GX nuts).


Read on for the full list of topics discussed.

New Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed trailer shows off the Wii U’s features

This morning, Sega put up another trailer for Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed. This time, the focus is on all the features of the Wii U version. Features shown include 5 player split-screen, 10 player online, rear view and weapon view cameras, optional tilt control and more. If the video is indicative of the Wii U version, it’s looking pretty smooth. Now you know why this is the version I’m picking up with my launch Wii U.

And you too can pick Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed on Wii U, 360 or PS3 when it races into stores November 18th.

Wreck-It-Ralph and Danica Patrick are the focus of two new All Stars Racing Commercials

Sega shows that Sonic isn’t the only star of their new racing game. The first one is made for US TV-viewing audiences and features Danica Patrick and Sonic going out of their way to torture AiAi. It reminds me enough of the Sega commercials of old that it really should have ended with AiAi screaming “SEGA!”. What’s cool is this commercial also re-confirms the US street date of November 18th.

Read on to see Ralph ask Sonic “What are you doing in a car?”

Check out almost a half-hour of new Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed gameplay footage

Courtesy of Sonic Stadium comes a nice chunk of gameplay video of Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed taken from the Manchester’s Play Expo. Steve Lycett whom you probably heard of from our interview with him on Sonic Talk is showing off the game to the press. You’ll the see the intro, hub, confirmation of MeeMee, some of the modes along with new footage of Seaside Hill, split screen mode in After Burner and more! Since this is a long video, there are some spoilers on gameplay and details for those wanting to come in fresh. so you’ve been warned.

Check out some soundtrack samples from Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

Today, Destructoid got a new preview and some soundtrack samples for Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed. The game’s soundtrack, which includes Outrun up above, was remixed by Richard Jacques in his brand new studio. Man! An entire soundtrack of Sega remixes by Richard Jacques?!! Sega! Bring that to iTunes ASAP! In the meantime check out the rest of Destructoid’s preview for more info.

Two more tracks in the comments section.

Sonic Talk Episode 12 “Lycett Unleashed”

UPDATE: [Youtube link]


We’re not waiting for you “rush to the interview” people to cut through our podcast this time. We’re starting with it first!

This week, we got none other than Sumo Digital’s executive producer, Steve Lycett along with design director, Gareth Wilson! We’ll be chatting with him on all things Sonic and All Stars Racing and giving you some juicy, new details. Also, we have a die-hard Sega (and Sakura Wars) fan as a guest. You may remember seeing him cosplaying as Joe Musashi at Sonic Boom, Patrick Gardner. We’ll also be talking about the latest news of course, Sonic #240 and Sonic Unleashed as the main game topic along with a few musical breaks. Check out the show notes in the comments section.

Sonic Talk Episode 11 “Skype sucks”


The internet is a very confusing thing to me sometimes. It carries a ton of data at insane speeds over phone lines and even wireless. The same kind of phone lines that we’ve been using for decades to have conversations. SO WHY CAN’T WE HAVE A PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS US TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS THAT DON’T DROP OFF?!! It’s really insane. It was so bad, I gave up a few times and this episode was originally in six pieces until I wrangled everything together. If you didn’t care for Episode 10’s 3-Hour podcast, you’ll be happy to know that this one comes in just barely over an hour.

Also, sorry for the poor audio quality of the intro. I was trying to do something funny and failed. (Also, I need to keep my fan away from the mic.) Read on for this week’s topics.

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U features revealed

Eurogamer has shared some details straight from developer Sumo Digital on the Wii U version of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.

The Wii U GamePad screen will double as a rear-view mirror as well as a weapon’s eye view; once fired, you’ll be able to use the screen to guide homing rockets to their targets. This comes with a risk, of course, as racers doing this will be taking their eyes off the main screen. In addition, the game will also support Remote Play.

The Wii U, which Sumo Digital claimes is at least on par graphically with the PS3, will launch later this year, probably at around the same time as Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, which releases in November.

Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition Announced

Looks like the mystery of the third bonus character may have been solved and it’s a Sega character this time! Today, Sega has announced Sonic and All-Stars Racing Bonus Edition. This special edition contains an exclusive Outrun Bay track as well as Metal Sonic with a levitating vehicle. In addition are some exclusive emoticon stickers. This bonus edition is only available as a pre-order exclusive (although I’m sure the bonus items will be available for sale as DLC later). There will also be a seperate limited edition available for Europe, but no details as of yet. Read on for for Sega’s official announcement.