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January 17, 2013

"Who's That Character?" #25 - Answer

Returning from a few days ago, who is this?

This character is...

...Amy Rose.

To download and save:
1. Right click (or control click if you are using a Mac) the image and select "Save Image As."
2. Select the desired location on your computer where you want to save the image, and click "Save."

Download - [1920x1200]

You can alternatively find these wallpapers in the "Wallpapers" section.

The next "Who's That Character?" will be posted in about a month.

Images courtesy of SEGA, Sonic Team, and Sonic Channel.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3): Online Race Session - January 5, 2013

January 14, 2013

"Who's That Character?" #25

Who is this?

Do you know who this is?
Feel free to give your answers in the Comment Box. DO NOT SPAM.
The answer [and the wallpaper] will be revealed in a future post.

You can alternatively find these wallpapers in the "Wallpapers" section.

Images courtesy of SEGA, Sonic Team, and Sonic Channel.

January 8, 2013

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Sanctuary Falls' Infamous Shortcuts

Perhaps the most infamous shortcuts in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed are the shortcuts that cut more than half of the road track in Sanctuary Falls. They are indeed "infamous" because of their relative simplicity.

I first came across these while doing time trials on the track, during which I saw the tenth fastest ghost at the time suddenly shot off the track at one of the jumps. Attempting to follow the ghost the next time around, I found for myself that I ended up at the final corner of the track, cutting more than half of the track. The first lap demonstrates this.

I came across the second shortcut, which is the most infamous of all, by accident. Attempting the first shortcut, I rolled too much to veer off-curse to find that the game counted a lap as soon as I respawned back to where I flew off. Basically, this shortcut is a glitch - a very nasty glitch. The second lap demonstrates this.

Of course, these two cheap tricks also work when racing in the mirrored version of the track; simply veer the opposite direction.

This clearly explains how the top ten times in Sanctuary Falls, regular and mirrored, regardless of the console, should all of you have noticed, consist of 30-second times, and therefore, how the time trial leaderboards for this track are currently messed up.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a fun game, but it's broken, just like its prequel when it was first released. I hope Sumo Digital considers and fixes these glitches as soon as possible. For now, you may try executing these moves and easily defeat the staff ghosts in the process. Otherwise, use responsibly.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Early Finish on the Final Lap?

This is a glitch I came across while racing in the final lap of Dragon Canyon. In this case, I was playing an online race. In one of the corners, when I hug the inside of the corner by air-drifting and near-miss a tower by barrel rolling in order to gain a risk-boost, the game suddenly says that I finished, when, in fact, I am nowhere close to the finish line.

This happened to me four times already; in each, I approached the same corner in similar ways.

This game, although fun, is already broken. I hope Sumo Digital considers and fixes this glitch, along with the other glitches currently prevalent in the game, as soon as possible.

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year - 2013

Happy New Year.

Before we proceed through the first day of 2013 and continue our respective activities, let's quickly revisit the most significant events of last year courtesy of Google.

Once again, another year begins.
Let's patiently wait and see what this year has in store for each of us, or let's determine what each of us wants to fulfill this year ourselves.