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We may not usually condone the capricious waste of Microsoft Points on Avatar frippery, but we must admit that the Sonic & Sega All-Stars clothing set makes a pretty good argument for the existence of Avatar clothes. And that argument is "here's Ryo Hazuki's jacket." It's available for men and w...

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Amazon's Deal of the Day is one of those games we've wanted to try, but felt the investment was too risky: Samba de Amigo. Maybe you experienced similar trepidation: at $30 or even $20, it would be a terrible disappointment if the Wiimote/Nunchuk controls failed to accurately imitate the Dreamcast'...

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Sega is running a contest for its Dreamcast-turned-Wii port, Samba de Amigo. As you can see above, the winner will receive a pair of the maraca peripherals, as well as a copy of the game, and a special edition iPod nano. Not a bad prize pack, if we may say so, and there is a total of 11 prize pack...

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When PETA saw ads for Samba de Amigo featuring a live chimpanzee, they got a bit outraged (as is their wont). They sent a letter to Sega describing the quite horrible life that goes along with being a Hollywood chimp, including, obviously, separation from family, but also painful training methods an...

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Look, we don't condone the unethical treatment of any creature forced to endure the repetitive waggling that's characteristic of rushed, rehashed Wiimakes. It's disgusting -- about as disgusting as little vegan chocolates in the shape of monkeys! So when PETA says it's grateful to Sega for pulling ...

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This Samba de Amigo trailer starts off badly. And by "badly," we mean terribly. For the first 34 seconds, it's just a bunch of bratty kids hamming it up with some of the worst having fun acting we've ever seen. The occasional glimpse of the game and that chimpanzee from an earlier video helps a l...

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It was one of the biggest hits on the Dreamcast, and possibly the most joy-filled games ever (it actually made us like Ricky Martin). It has Ulala. It has sombereros. It has a trailer featuring a monkey. By all accounts, we should love Samba de Amigo like our firstborn. Do the gaming press agree? ...

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Samba de Amigo ships out next week and we're still scrambling over the maracas situation. We once thought that a retailer's mocked-up bundle box was proof that a maracas peripheral would be bundled with the game, but that image was taken down and, in fact, Sega denied that a peripheral would be pr...

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As you could probably deduce from earlier posts concerning ill-conceived pseudo-peripherals for Nintendo's latest home console -- we're not really fans of most Wiimote attachments. We don't need a cheap, plastic tennis racket snapped to the front of our controller to "get our McEnroe on" when play...

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A new trailer for Sega's upcoming music title Samba de Amigo has hit the net, showing off such songs as "Mambo #5" and "Hot Hot Hot," as well as "Soul Bossa Nova." For those of you who've caught the whole track list, you're pretty much settled on whether this is a strong track list or one that's la...

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Good news, everyone! No matter how it turns out, Samba de Amigo on the Wii won't have the worst controls of any Samba de Amigo game! That honor now goes to the promotional minigame Sega just released. In this scaled-down version of Sonic Team's joyous music game, pairs of keys on the keyboard substi...

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For those of you interested in upcoming Samba de Amigo for Wii (that would be all of you, we hope), word has dropped regarding what songs will be included in the title. And if the inclusion of Ulala is news to you, you've failed to pay attention. The first pack of downloadable songs will be availa...

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They just don't make maracas like they used to, eh? Nevertheless, Sega will proceed with the revival of Samba de Amigo, albeit with a pair of fiddle sticks (or just one Wiimote and a tethered Nunchuk, if you prefer), when the game ships to retail September 19 across Europe and September 23 in North...

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It would seem the final maraca attachments for Samba de Amigo on the Wii have been leaked over at Amazon (you can catch an eyeful above, obviously). For those of you who've been following the title, you already caught a glimpse of the earlier version. We guess those were just prototypes. Personall...

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Certain Sega-friendly elements of the Wii Fanboy blogging staff were super-excited to see Ulala appearing in Samba de Amigo. Of course, we're still beyond freaked out that there is a new Samba de Amigo. For us, the Space Channel 5 star adds a lot of interest to the game. But most people aren't us....

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Click for more Ulala goodness. A Sonic cameo in Samba de Amigo has long been old news, grandpa, but we've also been promised appearances from other Sega characters and venues. Here are the fruits of those promises: a cameo from the galaxy's funkiest news reporter, Ulala, and a special Space Channe...

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Sega confirmed the first Samba de Amigo downloadable content last week, a three song pack containing "Mambo Mambo" by Lou Bega, "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow, and Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" Bouncy guitar pop isn't a musical genre we'd normally associate with Samba de Amigo, but "Are You Go...

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Planning ahead, you're doing it wrong. That appears to be the mantra for Sega, at least when it comes to the ever-elusive topic of Wii storage. Strange, given that it's also a topic upon which the company is blazing a trail, announcing yesterday plans to release downloadable songs for the upcoming...

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Times are hard at Casa de Sonic. Rumors persist that the down-and-out Erinaceinaean will grab any work he can in his desperate bid to scrape together enough gold rings for his next rent payment, and here is the damning proof, reader: a snatched shot of the impoverished blue one in forthcoming shak...

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