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Sonic Free Riders hits Games on Demand

Sega presents its argument for the renaming of the Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" service today (to something like "Here are Some Games,") with the release of Sonic Free Riders. We don't know who's been demanding immediate, at-home access to Sega's Kinect-only mascot hoverboard racer, but if you're...

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Sonic Free Riders demo now available on Xbox Live

If you've got a deep well of love for your Kinect, but a shallow reservoir of software for your Kinect, you can add a little something-something to the pile at no charge. If you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you can now download a demo for Sonic Free Riders from the Marketplace. Then again,...

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Sonic Free Riders review: Board to death

On paper, Sonic Free Riders probably sounded pretty cool. Actually, on second thought, it probably sounded like a cheap and easy way to make a Kinect launch game. I can see the instructions to the developer: "Hey guys, you know that third game in the universally panned Sonic Riders series that we...

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This Japanese Sonic Free Riders ad is infinitely better than ours

Not only does this Sonic Free Riders trailer make the game look more enjoyable and less ... back-breaking than the title's recent U.S. advertisement, it's also indicative of how much better Japan's commercials are than ours. "Have more fun," you say? Don't mind if we do....

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Sonic Free Riders trailer requires extreme flexibility

Okay, we think we understand most of the motion-sensing controls demoed in the Sonic Free Riders trailer posted below, but -- man, are we going to have to bend our backs that far in order to adequately hover-race? We're not sure we ... hold on, we'll try. (oh god doctor call a doctor) ...

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North American Kinect launch window games rounded up

When you get your shiny new Kinect, what games will you get with it? Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has provided a handy guide to the full Kinect launch lineup -- including launch day games and those arriving soon after. If you wagered there would be four sports minigame collections (Kinect Sports, Deca...

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Sega 'looking to improve Sonic strategy,' reducing supply of older Sonic games

There are stories emanating from the mysterious coalition known simply as "Europe" that Sega -- responsible for some of your dearest childhood memories and, maybe, your first heartbreak -- is busy "delisting" less-than-stellar Sonic the Hedgehog titles from European retailers. Jurgen Post, Sega SVP...

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Sonic Free Riders on board for Kinect launch day

Sega announced the release date for its Kinect-exclusive animal snowboarding game Sonic Free Riders: November 4, the same day that the Kinect device launches in North America. That's right, you'll be able to use your body as a controller to make Sonic fall down a mountain on day one. "Kinect's...

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Sega working on original, 'more sophisticated' Kinect game for 2011-2012

Sega seems to think that if you're underwhelmed by the use of Kinect in Sonic Free Riders (as seen at E3), you shouldn't give up hope yet. The publisher has had less than a year to work on these new motion-controlled titles, Sega's Mike Hayes told CVG, and hopes to improve efforts as the Kinect dev...

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Sonic Free Riders, EA Sports Active 2.0 announced for Kinect

Update: EA just sent a press release with a suggest MSRP for EA Sports Active 2: $99.95. It's currently in development at EA Canada in Vancouver. Sonic Free Riders has been officially announced as one of the fifteen launch games for Xbox Kinect. Of course, you knew about this thanks to the...

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