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Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Round-Up 3 | YouTube Channel

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Our coverage of the Sonic Hacking Contest has continued on our YouTube channel. Our latest 2 videos discuss Sonic 2 Advanced Edit and I Made You a Salad which can be watched by clicking the embeds below:

The Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 runs until Sunday the 8th of December. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss a single video on any of the hacks or mods featured at this year’s show.

Data Discs Opens Pre-Orders for Radiant Silvergun Soundtrack 7th December 2019 | Merchandise

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The next SEGA soundtrack release from Data Discs opens for pre-order this Saturday the 7th of December 2019 and this time the label returns to the SEGA Saturn for a release of Treasure’s Radiant Silvergun soundtrack.

Often regarded one of the best shoot-em-ups on the Saturn, this release comes on 2 LPs with a double-sided lithographic print and poster and a sticker sheet. It will be available in 3 editions: standard black vinyl, translucent orange vinyl and a limited edition orange/red/clear split and splatter effect vinyl.

Pre-orders are expected to ship on the 13th of January 2020. Bookmark this page to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to buy this record.

Preview the Songs on the Mega Drive Mini Celebration Album Due Out 12th December 2019 | Merchandise

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The next CD release from SEGA Japan is the Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- which launches on December 12th 2019. SEGA Japan have uploaded a pretty extensive preview video which showcases snippets of the various songs included on the CD, many of which are brand new remixes of classic themes from games like Golden Axe, Columns, Comix Zone and Gunstar Heroes. Check it out:

The Mega Drive Mini -Celebration Album- releases on December 12th 2019 and can be pre-ordered now from CD Japan for 3000 yen plus postage. The full track list is available to view by clicking here.

Bayonetta & Vanquish Ports Heading to Xbox One X in February 2020

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

After successful 4K 60fps remasters of Bayonetta and Vanquish hit PCs back in 2017, it appears those ports are now heading to consoles with an Xbox One X release confirmed for the 18th of February 2020.

While the games have only been listed on the Microsoft storefront at this time, this does not rule out a PS4 release. Both games are available to buy separately or bundled together as the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.

Bayonetta and Vanquish were both developed by Platinum Games and released back in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Bayonetta was directed by Hideki Kamiya of Resident Evil 2 and Viewtiful Joe fame, while Vanquish was directed by Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil 4 and The Evil Within fame.

[Source: Video Games Chronicle]

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Coverage, Day 2 | YouTube Channel

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

It’s time to catch up with our Sonic Hacking Contest coverage! We have another 2 video reviews of mods featured at the event and you can watch both below. This time we take a look at the Sonic Mania mods Return of Metal and Sonic Gaiden:

Return of Metal

Sonic Gaiden

The Sonic Hacking Contest is running from the 2nd to the 8th of December 2019. Coverage will continue on our YouTube channel all week so make sure you’re subscribed!

Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 Coverage, Day One | YouTube Channel

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

The Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 is underway and we have our first day of coverage now live on our YouTube channel. You can watch our first impressions on both Dragon Valley and Sonic Mania Warped by clicking the embeds below:

Dragon Valley

Sonic Mania Warped

More coverage will appear on our YouTube channel this week so subscribe to SEGADriven and never miss a thing. Tracker has also been streaming a variety of mods from the event and you can watch his first stream by clicking here.

SEGA Pico Added to Hardware Section Alongside Numerous Updates

Friday, November 29th, 2019

A brand new selection of updates have just gone live in our hardware section. See below for a full list of updates with direct links to each entry:

SEGA Pico added, complete with article, specifications and photographs kindly provided by Aaron Foster
Multi-Mega article revised with new text, specifications and photographs
– High quality photos added to the Master System entry
SEGA Control Stick added to the 8 Bit Peripherals

Once again a huge thank you to Aaron Foster for proving us with the amazing, high quality images of his SEGA Pico.

SEGA Catcher Online Comes to the US on December 3rd 2019

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

SEGA’s UFO catchers are a staple of the Japanese arcade. This crane game allows players to win exclusive licensed merchandise from a huge range of properties. While similar games have existed in Western arcades for quite some time, the quality of merchandise is often lower quality to what SEGA offer in their UFO catchers.

SEGA Japan also run an online service where people can play on UFO catchers from their computers and still win physical prizes that are then delivered to your home. This service is going to be expanded outside Japan for the first time ever when it comes to the US on December 3rd 2019.

SEGA Catcher Online can be accessed via this link, but the US site won’t go live until December 3rd. Probably best to bookmark it and come back on December 3rd if you’re interested in winning some exclusive goodies produced by SEGA Japan’s SEGA Toys division.

[Source: SEGA Official Twitter]

Sonic the Hedgehog Humble Bundle Returns

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

The Sonic the Hedgehog Humble Bundle returns again for Winter 2019 and features a whole host of Sonic titles for PC with proceeds supporting Whale and Dolphin Conservation and JDRF; a charity that supports Diabetes research. The bundle is only available until December 17th 2019 and it includes the following games and tiers:

Pay 78p or more
– Sonic Adventure 2
– Sonic Adventure 2 Battle DLC
– Sonic 3 & Knuckles
– Sonic CD
– Sonic 4 Episode 1
– Sonic Adventure DX

Pay £4.69 or more
– Sonic Generations + Casino Night DLC
– Sonic Lost World
– Sonic 4 Episode 2
– Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

Pay £7.76 or more
– Sonic Mania
– Sonic Mania Encore DLC
– Sonic Forces

You can head on over to the Humble Bundle website and buy these games from the official Humble Sonic Bundle 2019 listing.

Sonic Hacking Contest Begins December 2nd 2019, Games Trailer Now Available | Fan Scene

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Sonic Hacking Contest returns on Monday 2nd December 2019 to Sunday 8th December. All games will be available from https://sonichacking.org and the public are able to vote for the Contest entries for Community Trophies. As usual there’ll be streams throughout the week from people such as redhotsonic, MegaGWolf, SomecallmeJohnny, AntDude, Garrulous64, DaveAce and many more. We will also be covering as many hacks and mods featured at the show over on our YouTube channel (click here and subscribe!).

If you would like to review a full list of the contest entries for this year you can click this link to a thread from the official Sonic Hacking Contest Twitter account. This year hacks and mods are based on a wide variety of Sonic games including the original 16 bit titles, Sonic Mania, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes and even Sonic the Hedgehog 06 and Shadow the Hedgehog.

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