EDIT: Updated the article to embed the trailer hosted by TailsChannel.
The deadline for entries has passed and the community has provided a helping of hacks and mods for both the Expo and the Hacking Contest, including entries for both Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania for the contest. Since its nearly Turkey Day its time for me to bust out some food adjectives. You can also expect savory helpings of mods for Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Adventure 2, a drizzle of SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis ROM hacks and more. Hit the jump to check out whats on the menu this year. In the meantime there is one entry made available early to the public, Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race. Check out this page for download information and more before the smorgasbord later this month!
The contest week is set for Monday through Sunday, 26th of November to the 2nd of December. To learn more about the rules and trophy guidelines you can check out the contest’s new website by visiting sonichacking.org.
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Character swaps aren’t exactly a rarity when it comes to Sonic hacks and mods. Especially recently with the PC version of Sonic Generations allowing modders to swap Sonic’s model with pretty much every other character in the game. But on the Xbox 360 and PS3 these mods don’t appear quite as often, mostly because hacking a console game means doing things Microsoft and Sony don’t want you to do which means you’d probably get banned from Xbox Live or Playstation Network for doing so. So it’s a good thing one of the people that actually bothered to hack Sonic 2006 made good use of it:
This video actually has been up since March 22nd, but… yeah, I don’t have an excuse for not covering this earlier. That doesn’t mean there’s not news about our favorite new playable Sonic character though. The video’s creator, Melpontro, has now started a show page for the videos starring Pelé the Beloved Dog, with there already being three more episodes. Be sure to read the descriptions:
Sega announced that several of their items on the PlayStation Store are now on sale by 40% just in time for Christmas. The Sonic Unleashed packs, usually retailing for $2.99, are now only $1.99. For the six total content packs, that saves almost $6.00 total from the usual price. Of lesser note, the Sonic 2006 Very Hard stages are going for $1.49, down from $2.49. Gunstar Heroes, the PSN version of the Genesis/Mega Drive classic, is now pegged at $2.99. For Valkyria Chronicles, all three content packs are now priced at $2.99 each as well.
Also on the discount block are numerous downloadable PSP titles, which should be great news for those two of you that have the PSP-go. These include Alien Syndrome, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars, Sega Rally Revo, Sega Genesis Collection, Sonic Rivals 1 & 2, Super Monkey Ball Adventure. All of these deals are good until Jan. 7th, 2010. No word if these deals will soon apply to other regions outside North America or if similar offers will be available for Xbox Live users. Che
Not to leave Wii owners out in the cold, Sega also announced ten virtual console titles are 40% off, the first time ever a sale has happened on Nintendo’s services. These include the first three Sonic titles, Gunstar Heroes, Toejam and Earl and other classics. All the titles are going for 400 Nintendo Points, or $4.00. The Virtual Console deals are valid until Jan. 6th, 2010
If you’ve been holding out on downloadable content, now may be the time to spring for them while the prices are down. No word if these deals will soon apply to other regions outside North America or if similar offers will be available for Xbox Live users. Check out the jump for the full prices and details.