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Kart racing games rank perhaps a notch above licensed cartoon platformers in the category of "assumed quality at first glance" – which is to say they don't rank highly at all. The only kart racer that a "serious" gamer will even give the time of day is the stalwart Mario Kart, and even that series has offered up some recent disappointments: Mario Kart Wii was...

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed goes free on iOS, Android

Sega's franchise-spanning mascot racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available as a free download on iOS and Android following its latest update. Released earlier this year at $4.99, the mobile version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed adapts a majority of its content...

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Shenmue hero Ryo Hazuki joins PC Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed

Ryo Hazuki, leather-clad everyman and forklift-racer extraordinaire from the Shenmue series, has come racing onto the PC version of Sonic And Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. Ryo debuted in the mobile port of Transformed, but his arrival on PC marks his first appearance in the game on a home...

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Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed takes Shenmue's Ryo for a ride on iOS, Android

Sega's multi-terrain mascot racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available for iOS and Android platforms, bringing along a familiar Dreamcast star for its mobile debut. Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki joins the race on iOS and Android, battling fellow Dreamcast luminaries like Beat from...

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PS Plus members get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed free on Vita this week

The PlayStation Vita version of Sega's multi-terrain mascot racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available as a free download for PlayStation Plus members starting tomorrow, continuing this month's planned slate of free subscription-based content. Racing Transformed assembles a...

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Steam weekend: Sonic & All-Stars, War of the Vikings free to play

Steam has a full schedule this weekend, with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and War of the Vikings playable for free through Sunday at 1PM PT, plus sales on Omerta: City of Gangsters and Killing Floor. Omerta is 75 percent off, $10, through Monday at 10AM PT. Killing Floor has kicked...

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GRID 2, Guacamelee heading to PS Plus in Europe this month

Sony announced December's PlayStation Plus lineup for Europe, revealing that Codemasters' racing game GRID 2 and Drinkbox Studios' luchador-themed platformer Guacamelee will be free for subscribers to download starting later this month. PlayStation Plus members will also get free access to the...

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Remastered Sonic The Hedgehog 2 revs up Sega's winter mobile lineup

Sega announced its winter lineup for mobile platforms, revealing that it has a remastered version of its classic 16-bit platformer Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the works for iOS and Android. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will launch in the iOS App Store and for Google Play in November, boasting an array of...

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed free this weekend on Steam

Sega's manic crossover kart racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is free to play this weekend on Steam. If you find yourself smitten with developer Sumo Digital's love for Sega's back catalog, the full game can be unlocked for 75 percent off of its regular price at $7.49. Sonic &...

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Sega Sammy posts fiscal net profit, Aliens: Colonial Marines shipped 1.3M [update]

Sega Sammy reported financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31 2013 today, noting a net profit of ¥33.5 billion, which converts to $331 million. The figure represents annual growth of 53.3 percent. However, the company's operating profit decreased year-on-year by 67.3 percent, down...

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Every Sonic game on Steam is half off for a few hours starting... Now

All Sonic the Hedgehog games on Steam are 50 percent off, from right now through 10 a.m. PT tomorrow, March 21. The sale makes Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed $15, Sonic Adventure 2 $5, Sonic Generations $15, and Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, and Sonic CD...

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