Wow, 2011, where did the time go? It seems like just last week I was sipping on a nice egg nog and enjoying some quality time with my various consoles… wait, I’m starting to remember … that was just last week! Well, it seems that the time is also in short supply with our friends across the pond, we noticed today an update that saddened us:
Well, never fear, the #FSF shenanigans are not canceled! Woo! We’ve done a reconnaissance mission into the depths of our digital archive, total TRON style. At the cost of a single redshirt intern who didn’t make the journey back, we’ve returned with some quality codes for your favorite XBLA and PSN titles, as well as some other gems we might be able to swing as well. What we can confirm is the following:
On the Block
Sonic Adventure! We have both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade codes to pass out and we might also have some of the DX DLC too. You’ll have to wait and see!
Crazy Taxi! We <3 Crazy Taxi, we love it so much we want to share it with everyone, so it's naturally a game we're passing out in this giveaway.
Sonic 4: Episode 1! - In all his 2D goodness, Sonic 4 is an excellent game that if you don’t already own, you could be playing tomorrow in our giveaway.
*** We have both PSN and XBLA codes available, pending the availability per region (some codes are tied to US or UK only). We’ll detail this at each giveaway, so just be aware!
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.
Important Note: Twitter limits us to following 1,000 new people per day. This is a limit imposed by Twitter and is not something we can control, change, or get around. We do our best to follow everyone back in time for the giveaway, but this is becoming increasingly difficult as our Free Stuff Fridays become more popular. Because we must be following you in order for you to send us a direct message, if we cannot follow you due to this limit, you will be unable to enter the giveaway. We do our contests by direct message to avoid having everyone spam their followers with giveaway entries. Please be patient, and we will follow you as soon as we’re able.
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.