Popular YouTube celebrity Simon "Honeydew" Lane is now available as a brand new participant in Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on PC.
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One of the best kart racers in years can be played for free this weekend on Steam. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is yours for the trying now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific.
If you like what you see, the full game is currently on sale for $4.99 until Monday at 10:00am Pacific. This version has a number of exclusive characters, including the Spy, Pyro, and Heavy from Team Fortress 2. (There's no beating Joe Musashi, though.)
Steam has had its fair share of good games going free for the weekend, but Transformed is one I urge all Sega fans to check out. It single-handedly rekindled my love of kart racing.
It's pretty rare that I get into kart racers these days, but Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformedwas a pleasant surprise. In fact, I'd recommend it to just about everyone, particularly if you have fond memories of Sega back when the company was making home consoles. Even without that context, however, it's a ridiculously fun, challenging racer.
Now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific, you can play the game for free on Steam. You should strongly consider doing so. And if you like what you play, Transformed is $7.49 to permanently own. Sumo Digital has also added a brand new character: General Winter from Company of Heroes. Yeah, I don't know, either. But hey, it's free!
It looks like it's going to be a slightly quiet week for new releases, with only two titles really on my radar. Personally, I'm a bit relieved, as I have a ton of catching up to do.
First up, we've long Aliens: Colonial Marinesbursting out of chests and onto hard drives everywhere. We've not had a decent Alien game in a while other than the superb Aliens: Infestationfor the DS, but I'm not really sure that Colonial Marines is going to change that. Still, I'm always happy to slaughter xenomorphs, and hopefully it will be even more fun with a pal.
Other than that, we've got Cyanide Studio's Impire, which, from what I've played of it, is a rather wonderful strategy title in the vein of Dungeon Keeper; Brain Age game drops on the 3DS, testing the mental abilities of the gullible; Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chickencomes to the Vita; The Plan hits Mac and PC; and a bunch of games spread to new platforms like very welcome viruses.
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With all of the delays, all signs pointed to an issue with the PC version of Sonic & All-Star...
Monday has once again arrived, so you know the drill: it's another week of new releases. We're leaving January behind in a somewhat subdued fashion, but there's certain to be something that will catch your eye.
Skulls of the Shogunhas caught my eye this week, though lamentably it's only dropping on platforms I have no access to. Maybe it's time for me to upgrade to Windows 8? Nah, probably not. Regardless, it looks like a fun strategy romp for those who like to chuckle while commanding undead minions.
While word had already gotten out long ago, Sega was able to confirm today that the PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will contain a few familiar faces not playable on other platforms. From Team Fortress ...
[Update: if you're down with Green Man Gaming, you can go here and enter the coupon code GMG25-XTYYZ-POSL1 to get it for $20.25, redeemable on Steam.]
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We've got four copies of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to hand out to the Destructoid community! We thought it was a pretty great game, so why not try it out for yourself, free of charge?!
Two Xbox 360 and two PlayStation 3 copies are up for grabs, and all you have to do to win one is leave a comment in this thread describing the vehicle you would drive if you could drive anything in the world. A shopping cart with a rocket engine, a skateboard powered by thousands of tiny squirrels -- let your imagination go wild!
Limit one entry per person, and the contest closes this Friday, December 14 at 11:59 PM Pacific. Anyone with a US mailing address is eligible. Good luck!
I recently picked up Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed on the Wii U, and I'm really enjoying it. The levels look beautiful, the racers make me nostalgic, and remote play is totally awesome because my wife gets her ow...
The first time I turned a sharp corner next to a goomba and tossed a red shell at King Koopa, I barely knew the world of Nintendo. Mario Kart was a great racing game for its time, providing one of the best arcade racing experiences you could get at home. Having the races and racers come from familiar Nintendo franchises was the cherry on top but not necessarily the main draw. The same can’t be said of the kart racers that would follow from Konami, Naughty Dog, and now Sega.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, released in 2010, threw together a wild cast of Sega characters that didn’t exactly fit well together -- but that was kind of its charm. Its sequel, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, has an even more awkward title, but, as a game, it’s superior in every way. Sega has managed to drive away from Nintendo’s shadow to create a unique, thrilling arcade racer that doubles as excellent fan service.
"Hey, Sonic! What are you doing in a car?"
Hilarious. I love that Wreck-it Ralph, the star of the upcoming movie, is a playable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. He looks right at home powersli...