Posts tagged ken balough
This week, Ken Balough, previously a brand manager at Sega, announced on the Sega forums that tomorrow, March 22nd, will be his “final day at Sega,” and that he will soon be joining Sony. It’s always a shame to see someone dear to a large community leave, but it also great to see said person grow to a bigger role.
Ken Balough joined Sega about five years ago, his most notable role was acting as the brand manager for the Sonic the Hedgehog 4 games. He was very fond with the Sonic community, and it was the same vise versa. In the post, Ken went on to say that “the Sonic fans are the best I’ve experienced - passionate, intelligent, with an unrivaled love of the franchise.”
Later on in the post, after a very heartfelt message to his fans, he announced that he was offered a “phenomenal opportunity” at Sony. It was great to have the opportunity of his close interaction with the Sega and Sonic community.
Ken, you will be missed, and good luck to you at Sony!
The brief time I spent with Sonic 4 Episode 2 at PAX East 2012 was all it took to realize that Sega corrected the flaws of Episode 1, and it put my worries at ease. To begin with, I want to make it clear that I was not a huge fan of Episode 1, as it did not feel like the most responsive Sonic game. My favorite Sonic games were on the Genesis, and Ep 2 felt as close as it could to sitting in front of my Sega Genesis again, blast processing aside of course. Hit the jump to find out whether or not Sonic 4 Episode 2 will be worth your time, and take a look at my interview with the pleasant Sonic brand manager Ken Balough. More >
It’s finally here…
…the Sega Addicts Radio Play production of the winning Ken Balough/Big the Cat fanfiction contest entry by Thaddius Byrdde starring and featuring Ken Balough as himself! Our recommendations on enjoying this little audio treat is to relax in a nice comfy recliner, fill a large popcorn bowl with hot water to soak your feet in, pour yourself a cup of hot apple cider with little bits of nutmeg in it, gently put on your headphones and press play. It will be a euphoric experience you’ll never forget.
The winner’s of the Big the Cat/Ken Balough Fanfiction Contest are… Runners Up: Maurice & Mark Hughes. Grand Prize: Thaddius Byrdde!
I’ll be contacting each of you shortly to get the details on where to send your prizes. The Runners Up will win a set of Yakuza: Dead Souls merchandise and the Grand Prize winner will win some Yakuza: Dead Souls merchandise, a Big the Cat related prize, and we’ll be recording his fanfiction as a radio play starring Ken Balough soon!
Congratulations everyone and thanks for entering!