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    I assumed it was because of sales numbers. There haven't been any Genesis VC releases for 2 years now, so I don't think Sega gives much of a hoot about the Wii.

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    Colours sold 1.5m if I remember accurately, so even after Secret Rings and Black Knight, they must've deemed it worth it, which it turned out to be.
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    True. Maybe Sonic 4-1 specifically wasn't up to snuff.

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    Definitely, but that wasn't contained to the Wii version!

    EDIT: Looking around the Steam forums, someone made this discovery; Amazon.com listing the SG Casino Night DLC for the 19th of Jan. Maybe the earlier ideas of a Sonic release day weren't too far-fetched.

    I had actually thought of the possibility that the weekend sale would be the Sonic franchise, with Generations leading the charge. That idea, also, seems less stupid.
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    All this blackout madness keeps playing this song in my head:


    SA2 hasn't been ported to PC, but if you got a Dreamcast disc, NullDC seems to play it at a pretty steady 60 FPS, plus you get "somewhat glitchy but working" widescreen hack support. The PC port of heroes is quite bad actually, I tried it on newer hardware and it seemed to lag way more than with OLD hardware... and it's locked to 4:3 as well.

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    An unquestionably brilliant remix. But not the best of the recent batch.



    It strikes that cheesy/awesome balance perfectly. Kinda disappointed it wasn't used as the Time Eater boss in Generations. It really would've fit perfectly.
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    Can any USA person-thing please check the recently opened Sonic merchandise store?
    http://www.sonicmerchandise.com/

    I'm pretty sure us EU people are being offered a lesser selection of goodies (I find it hard to believe there isn't a single goddamn OST in the shop). I've tried proxyfying, but it still detects I'm connecting from EU and displays the EU store.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rauten View Post
    Can any USA person-thing please check the recently opened Sonic merchandise store?
    http://www.sonicmerchandise.com/

    I'm pretty sure us EU people are being offered a lesser selection of goodies (I find it hard to believe there isn't a single goddamn OST in the shop)
    No soundtracks that I could find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rauten View Post
    Can any USA person-thing please check the recently opened Sonic merchandise store?
    http://www.sonicmerchandise.com/

    I'm pretty sure us EU people are being offered a lesser selection of goodies (I find it hard to believe there isn't a single goddamn OST in the shop). I've tried proxyfying, but it still detects I'm connecting from EU and displays the EU store.

    Thanks in advance.
    The soundtracks are always released only in Japan; the only ones that have made it to the West were the US versions of SA2 and Heroes soundtracks (which were abridged versions rather than the full things). That site is basically just a standard merchandise outlet aimed mostly at kids.
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    More news. Not sure what in the article is being considered DLC.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...pc-from-today_

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodeen View Post
    Not sure what in the article is being considered DLC.
    The Casino Night Pinball for Generations.

    Today? That's pretty fantastic.
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    Welp, so much for trying to smuggle some OSTs. Thanks for checking.

    Sonic4+CD and the Casino Nights DLC? *starts opening wallet*

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    Ok, so Sonic 4 Episode 1 is 5.99 on Steam while Sonic CD is 3.99. I'm not seeing anywhere to buy the Generations DLC, though, although Generations itself is currently 50% off.

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    Bought Sonic CD, put Sonic 4 on the wishlist and will think about buying Sonic Generations for the second time during this weekend now that I've unlocked the magic of using PS3 pads on PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint View Post
    The Casino Night Pinball for Generations.
    Duh, I skimmed right over the DLC mention for that and assumed it was a separate game.

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    About time with CD.

    The more important question is what's worth more money: Sonic 4, or Ship Simulator EXTREMES. It's a really, really hard decision.

    Anyhow, CD and Generations DLC bought and I've similarly put 4 on my wishlist. I'll probably get it on sale or if some mods come out for it.

    ...I also bought Sonic 1 again. In fact, all the Sonic titles apart from CD and 4 are on sale. Weekend deal.
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    Yep, all those Sonic oldies but goodies are ridiculously tempting right now. I'm going to get CD and the casino DLC as soon as I get home, but as for Sonic 4, I'll wait to see if they've done ANYTHING about the physics.
    Btw, does anyone know if they ever fixed... well, anything, in S&S All Stars Racing? Even as single player, it's very tempting at 5€, but the controller issues and stuttering are things I'd rather avoid.

    Edit: Ok, just checked the "update history" on steam; not a single update. Well, 5 euros saved.
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    I never really "got" Sonic as it always just seemed like a Super Mario / racing game hybrid to me where you have to be familiar with the level design if you want to play it really fluently / as fast as the commercials and trailers make it look like. Maybe I am wrong with that, so I am a bit curious about it. What would be the best of the cheapest games that are on sale at the moment?

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    1080p Sonic CD in smooth graphics setting.

    GAME OF THE YEAR!

    Well, not really, but it's pretty damn exciting.

    EDIT:

    @ squirrelfanatic - Three games to really show off Sonic:
    -Sonic 2 and 3 and Knuckles are really the best examples of traditional Sonic. Yes, some knowledge is required, but it's part of the satisfaction of getting it right and knowing what to do. There's a massive emphasis on replayability, added in with later games with time attacks and leaderboards. 2 and 3&K have arguably the most polished game-play.
    -Sonic Generations. A bit more expensive, but it really does encompass everything about Sonic, including different play-styles, characters (for better or worse) and so on. This does have a demo though, so definitely give that a try at any rate.

    If you wanted to keep expense minimal, I'd suggest either 2 or 3&K. You may get a little more bang with 3&K, although I prefer 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodeen View Post
    I assumed it was because of sales numbers. There haven't been any Genesis VC releases for 2 years now, so I don't think Sega gives much of a hoot about the Wii.
    It is about sales numbers. From what I recall, Nintendo doesn't even pay developers until a certain amount of games are sold -- this, combined with the fact the Wii Shop gets no advertising so doesn't see good sales for its games (by the few developers who did leak sales numbers -- Nintendo forbids you to disclose them) means that Sega, like every other publisher, just dosen't bother with the Wii Shop.

    Colors sold great, but that's a retail release -- downloadable games sell horribly on the system, which is why you saw a ton of support from the beginning from every major publisher (since no one know at the time how the games would sell), but they have all quietly pulled out. Like you said, even Sega pretty much abandoned the Genesis VC. Microsoft and Sony have pushed and pushed to get downloadable games into the eyes of the general public, Nintendo has not and it shows with the content on the Wii Shop.

    Sega, like all other publishers, see no money to be made from downloadable content on the Wii which is why their downloadable games appear everywhere but.

    It seems with Sega's new push towards Steam, they decided to just start supporting the PC again in the downloadable sector instead of bothering with the Wii. It's a good choice.
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