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Sega releases trailer for fictional “Shia LaBeouf DLC” for Sonic Generations

As a game critic and commentator, it’s my job to commentate on things like this. But… what is there to say? Sega has posted a video on it’s official forums advertising a “Shia LaBeouf DLC” for Sonic Generations. This is definitely a real thing that is definitely not happening, but it was uploaded to the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube Page yesterday, and is being promoted by Sonic’s offical Twitter account.

Sonic’s social media accounts have been extremely interesting, to say the least, over the last few weeks. Allow me to demonstrate:

This could be the start of a recent attempt by Sega to regain the public’s trust after publicly apologizing for recent missteps. I can see an old man at Sega HQ saying, what better way to reconnect with “da kids” than by quoting memes (like Shia LaBeouf’s “You can do it!” message) and posting bizarre jokes to Twitter? Maybe he’s got his feet up on the desk, with a big fat cigar in his mouth, yelling at Peter Parker to get those pictures of Spide-Man while he’s at it.

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Nintendo Download: D&D Chronicles of Mystara, Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams, more

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Nine new games have been added to Nintendo’s three download services today, though your definition of the word “new” may be different from theirs.

The Wii U leads the way as the arcade brawler Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara and the side-scrolling Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams are both now available to download from the Wii U eShop. A favorite among Super NES RPG afficiandos, Breath of Fire II, and yet another “find the object” game, Spot The Differences! Party, were also released today.

Over on the 3DS, Sonic Generations speeds onto the 3DS eShop today. Sega’s red-shoed mascot is joined by Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA, a tough-as-nails overhead shooter; Boulder Dash-XL 3D, a side-scrolling mining game; and Darts Up 3D, a… wait for it… darts game.

Finally, the DSiWare Shop hosts a new game this week: Jewel Adventures. It’s your typical match-3 puzzler.

More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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Speed of Sound: The Music of Sonic the Hedgehog

Let’s pretend the year is roughly 2000. It’s Sonic’s tenth anniversary. It’s his first real debut into the third dimension. The game is Sonic Adventure. It will be heralded as a general success. It will set some major tropes for the future of the 3D series to come, though it’s a bit of an oddity. At worst, it will later be looked back upon as “good for its time.” You advance through the levels – suddenly you’re on Speed Highway. The dark of a city forever trapped in the night – highways impossibly bent and stretched along the sides of buildings, through the air. Clear signs of construction that is, considering the landscape, entirely unfinished. This, gamer, is your music. (more…)

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PSN Today: Spec Ops: The Line, Brave, Test Drive Ferrari, a lot more

Sony has just put out another massive PlayStation Store update. This week, we’re treated to six “PS3 Full Games,” two PSN releases, and one PS2 Classic.

The six “PS3 Full Games” include Spec Ops: The Line, 2K’s desert shooter; Brave, Disney’s latest Pixar tie-in game; Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, the newest game in the Test Drive series; Sonic Generations, last year’s cross-generational Sonic game; The Adventures Of Tintin, another tie-in game from Ubisoft; and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, the latest golf sim from the biggest name in the sport.

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for discounted games, Sony is holding their annual PSN Summer Sale this week.

More information on all of these games (and the other three games available this week) can be found after the break. And a full breakdown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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New Releases: Uncharted 3, Sonic Generations, GoldenEye 007 Reloaded, More

November is here, and with it, the Fall gaming rush goes into overdrive.

This week sees the release of the PS3-exclusive Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Naughty Dog’s latest Nathan Drake adventure promises to be its biggest yet. In fact, it’s so big, it’s off the charts (rimshot).

The rest of this week’s new releases are a throwback to a simpler time including…

For the non-throwback minded, there’ll also be an NCIS (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360) game available in stores this week.

Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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Sonic Generations speeds onto consoles November 1

It’s been 20 years since Sonic blurred onto the screen and into our collective gaming heart. To celebrate, Sega is releasing Sonic Generations on November 1 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A 3DS version is slated for “Late 2011.”

In Sonic Generations, players will be treated to some nostalgia as Sonic and friends go back in time and meet their younger, fresh-faced counterparts. Watch them team up to save their friends and battle whoever it was that caused this affront to the space-time continuum in beautiful HD. You’ll race through Classic and Modern stages as both versions of the Blue Blur, saving friends and fighting iconic bosses while unlocking more levels and challenges.

If you hold out for the 3DS version, you’ll be treated to exclusive content in the form of new environments, an unlockable “special stage”, a two-player Versus Mode, and the chance to collect bonuses through Street Pass.

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Sonic Generations Hands-On Preview: The Last 20 Years Has Been a Loop-the-Loop

Sega has officially decided that Sonic’s 20th anniversary needs a little commemoration, and what better way to celebrate than introduce Sonic Generations, a 2D/3D variable game honoring the hedgehog’s past and recent achievements? That was the intention, anyway. The initial trailer for this game has once again involved many gamers in “The Sonic Cycle,” the ailment that falls over classic fans of the Genesis series, causing initial excitement followed by disappointing suicide threats. It seems that 2011 is no different from any other year with a Sonic release, because The Sonic Cycle is at an all-time high if the finished product is anything like the demo (though a disclaimer states that it may not be). (more…)

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Sonic Generations demo on PSN, XBLM now

Sega’s latest stab at bringing Sonic the Hedgehog into the 21st century, Sonic Generations, will be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 this Fall (a 3DS version is planned as well). But if you want to step into the blue blur’s sneakers a might early, Sega has you covered.

Starting today, Sega has added a demo of Sonic Generations to the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network. The XBLM version is available to download right now (for Gold members only) while PS3 owners will have to wait until later today to download it. You better too, for some ridiculous reason, the demo will expire 20 days from now.

The Sonic Generations demo includes the 2D version (playable with Classic Sonic) of the Green Hill Zone level. It looks like Sega is keeping the 3D recreation of the classic Sonic stage under wraps for now.

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