Posts tagged Danica Patrick
Sonic and Danica Patrick commit a hit-and-run in this Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed commercial
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]
Starting on December 9th, GameStop has been giving out a free “Danicar” to anyone who purchases Sonic And Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. The car is modeled after Danica Patrick’s vehicle from Transformed, but in a Hot Wheels toy form. Ironically, some fans are upset that they did not get this car on their day one purchase even though it represents a character no one wanted in the game to being with. I understand their complaints to an extent, but with a massive game like Transformed, I think paying only $40 for that game initially is a reward in itself. So if you really want this car you could be a super fan and buy the game again. Anyone who has not bought the game yet now has even more incentive to do so. So what are you waiting for? I need more people to destroy online!
[Source: Sega Blogs]
Sega has released the first TV commercial for Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and I feel like a 90′s kid all over again. It’s a combination of the excited announcer with the live-action costumed Sonic and Aiai that makes me feel like I fell into a beautiful time-warp. Plus, the tagline of “The Video Game” helps. To be honest, I kind of like this commercial but I wonder if it will appeal to the audience Sega’s looking for. If it’s aimed at gamers my age then it definitely does the trick but I don’t know if the younger generations will find it as endearing.
What do you think? Do you like live-action Sega characters and Danica Patrick making eye contact with the camera?
I guess that placating rumor that Patrick would be driving the Hornet from Daytona USA was untrue after all. So much for grasping at that last strand of validity.
The official website for Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed has just launched, and with just a little bit of digging, TSSZ community member Woun unearthed the image you see above. Artwork was also discovered suggesting the possibility of a Sky Sanctuary track. Hmmm, maybe the folks at Sega aren’t the “Masters of Secrecy” they claim to be after all?
Is anyone else amused as I am that they felt it was necessary to put Danica’s name around her character model’s waist? It’s like Sumo Digital is already anticipating the questions of “Who the hell is this lady and what is she doing in my Sega mash-up game?” Oh, she’s Danica Patrick. You’re welcome.
I guess I owe you an apology.
If you’re like me, you’ve been seriously considering pouring acid into your ears to finally rid your brain of the horrible image of Danica Patrick and Sonic standing together. And now here I am, forcing that awful visage right back into your bedwetting nightmares with this post. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.
As you can see in the pic above, the ever-so-controversial NASCAR racer will be jumping off the All-Stars Racing track and onto the page in the upcoming issue #45 of Sonic Universe. The special issue will place special focus on Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed, with characters like Jet Set Radio’s Beat and Skies of Arcadia’s Vyse also making an appearance.
I’ve never been privy to any of Sonic’s comic book excursions, but I can imagine Patrick’s intrusion to be rather irksome. Does anybody care?
In my years with Sega Addicts, little news has irritated me more than the reveal of Danica Patrick as a playable character in Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. Though the inclusion is an admittedly minor offense, it confounds me that in the light of the company’s financial woes, certain games are being neglected marketing-wise when ostensibly pricey deals like this are promoted as Sega’s focal point at E3. What the hell does this have to do with Sega?
I suppose it makes sense, then, that Patrick’s special “All-Star Move” is similarly irrelevant to the publisher. In a recent interview with ESPN, the celebrity NASCAR racer and GoDaddy enthusiast revealed her character’s fiery attack,
Every character has special ‘All-Star’ moves, so for mine, I shoot fireballs out from my car, and it sets my opponents’ wheels on fire and disables them for a couple of seconds. Very valuable seconds.
There you have it. She sets her opponents’ wheels on fire. With fireballs. Unless real-life NASCAR is actually way better and more pyro-centric than I ever gave it credit for, this move has no relevance to anything.
I could go on, but I’ve already irritated myself to the point of exhaustion. I’m gonna go lie down.
In the days before E3, Sega started teasing us with the tantalizing promise of some “major” E3 announcement for Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed. Of course, most of us assumed this meant a reveal of another iconic mascot from Sega’s deep and multi-faceted library. With Joe Musashi out of the way, who could be waiting in the wings as the next “major” addition to the game’s roster? Could it be the stretchy-armed Ristar? The obscure Astal? The big-bootied Bug?
I’m afraid the answer is far less interesting or even Sega-related than any of those guesses. Nay, Sega has instead revealed that the next member of the SASR squad would be none other than NASCAR superstar/model/Go Daddy enthusiast/whatever Danica Patrick!!!
…Those might be the most ironic exclamation points I’ve ever typed.
Anyway, Danica will also be racing with Sega in real life this October at the Texas Motor Speedway, driving a Sega-sponsored car. Hit the jump to see her new Blast Processing-powered vehicle on display at Sega’s booth, though I couldn’t blame you if aggressive indifference/apathy stopped you in your tracks.
What the hell, Sega? I’ve dealt with a lot of disappointment at this year’s E3, but this “reveal” is especially irksome. No matter how amazing the roster is, I’ll always be wondering what character got skipped over in favor of this racing crossover sponsorship balderdash. Ugh.
[Source: The Verge]