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I'm not pissed about it, but I just can't help but feel that if it is a single character charity DLC, then a videogame character would have been a much better choice.

 

Yeah like Yogscast's favorite SEGA character or something, that would've been cool.

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Imagine, Simon was announced for the consoles as charity DLC... who here would actually buy him?

If I had the game and was the type to buy DLC regularly, I might. Probably more likely than I would some obscure Sega character whose games I've never played.

I mean don't get me wrong, this is an utterly bizarre situation. But maybe there is some mad logic to it, maybe they're trying to pull in the nontrivial number of Yogscast fans, get them to buy the game when they wouldn't otherwise.

I don't think it makes any less sense than Danica Patrick, anyway.

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At this point, it's hard to get mad; Sega and Sumo have added characters to the PC version for months now and not consoles, and with those characters being Sega PC characters, they never made it to consoles. I was a bit pissed when the PC exclusive were initally announced (would have loved to play as Shogun or Football Manager :(), but when MORE PC exclusives were announced (Total War Spartan and Company of Heroes General Winter) I felt indifferent due to those characters having PC roots.

 

This random Youtuber...compared to other Sega and Sega PC characters taking his spot...not even crosses the line, but completely just brakes it. Its not like this guy is a huge Sonic fan like Clement or reviewed alot of Sega games like Johny....just some random guy with a ton of subscribers. Its hard to care about future SEGA characters appearing like Sumo have hinted a while back, when completely random people just become part of the game, just BECAUSE.

 

I get its for charity, and its great Sega is being a part of it (and its great for Yogcast with him getting more people knowing him; I'm sure hes a good guy :)), but with this news it's hard to care about the future for this game, as its really is EVERYONE All Stars Racing Transformed :(.....

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If Game Grumps/Steam Train was doing the charity and Arin, Danny and Ross were the characters in the vehicle (Steam Train, of course), do you realize how much money they could have made?! I have never even heard of Simon!

I mean, if it works, it works. But if you were going to do a YouTube celeb...

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And I'm still pretty sure he'll fit better than Danica Patrick. 

 

It's weird that people are flipping out about this. I might understand if this was revealed over a year ago when we only expected established SEGA characters, but since then, we've had a NASCAR driver, Wreck-It Ralph, the Team Fortress Mercs, and the made-up General Winter after SEGA's acquisition of Relic. And on top of that, other PC exclusives like the Shogun, Football Manager and Willemus weren't characters either.

 

But no. THIS character, the one that's optional and being done for charity, is the really stupid one. This is the one that compromises the purity of the roster. C'mon, at least this is for a good cause. And for most of you, it's not even on your platform. 

 

I'll probably be picking it up. I made like, 40 bucks in my Steam Wallet by selling some TF2 items.

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If Game Grumps/Steam Train was doing the charity and Arin, Danny and Ross were the characters in the vehicle (Steam Train, of course), do you realize how much money they could have made?! I have never even heard of Simon!

I mean, if it works, it works. But if you were going to do a YouTube celeb...

Well, I mean...the Game Grumps channel has 1.2 million subscribers. Lewis and Simon's channel has 6.3 million.

This isn't some dude who just started pointing his camera at his monitor last week or something.

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I doubt that SEGA/Sumo Digital "picked" Simon as a character. The Yogscast guys probably went to them for this charity thing and that somehow ended up with Simon becoming DLC.

 

I doubt that this made them remove a spot from the bigger DLC they are currently working on. If anything, take this as a sign that they haven't left the game behind yet.

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I doubt that SEGA/Sumo Digital "picked" Simon as a character. The Yogscast guys probably went to them for this charity thing and that somehow ended up with Simon becoming DLC.

 

I doubt that this made them remove a spot from the bigger DLC they are currently working on. If anything, take this as a sign that they haven't left the game behind yet.

 

Is it odd that I was reading the Retro article the exact same time you posted? tongue.png

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I'm perfectly okay with this since the guy's model looks so amazing I'm gonna love this even though I have no idea who he is.

 

Is this gonna be on Humble Bundle or what? I'm terribly confused about how this is gonna come through. Can some like explain?

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If I had to choose a YouTube gaming celeb who I'd like to see as DLC, my vote would go to Mark Bussler of Classic Game Room. The guy is a HUGE SEGA fan. He loves the 32X, and he was one of the first video game internet shows in existence, covering much of the Dreamcast's life span.

 

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If I had to choose a YouTube gaming celeb who I'd like to see as DLC, my vote would go to Mark Bussler of Classic Game Room. The guy is a HUGE SEGA fan. He loves the 32X, and he was one of the first video game internet shows in existence, covering much of the Dreamcast's life span.

 

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I'd buy him twice, Mark is rad. Plus he knows the Dreamcast is where it's at. Easily my favorite YouTube personality. Make the Intergalactic Space Arcade a track and we're golden SEGA

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Am I the only one who doesn't even know who this guy is? I'm honestly at a loss here.

 

Simon is from Yogscast. 

 

They did a video about some random Green Hill map on Minecraft and you can easily tell that they barely know shit about Sonic.

 

EDIT: Found the video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg7D1iorZt0

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I'm not sure what's more confusing.

 

The fact that some YouTube "celebrity" was even added at all or the fact that despite being based off of a real person, he is nothing at all like Danica Patrick and is actually stylized. It honestly just makes me irritated at Danica more than anything else.

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I'm not sure what's more confusing.

 

The fact that some YouTube "celebrity" was even added at all or the fact that despite being based off of a real person, he is nothing at all like Danica Patrick and is actually stylized. It honestly just makes me irritated at Danica more than anything else.

 

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I guess he isn't TOO out of place, but it still fucking weird to have a youtuber in ASRT.

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The ever-trollish Lycett wasn't kidding when he said this would result in controversy.

I'm just really puzzled about the inclusion. Ralph and Danica make lots of sense since they each did their part to plug Sonic in the run-up to the game's release. Has this guy aggressively promoted the SEGA brand as well? I confess I don't watch much gaming stuff so I'm not quite sure.

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It's not hard to guess why exactly Simon is in. The Yogscast uses the idea of Simon, Honeydew, lovable dwarf-obsessed fat git, as a mascot. This isn't a question of "Hey Simon you wanna be in", this is "ok, for charity, we want your 6 million subscribers helping. What do you have we can use as a character? What's iconic for the Yogscast?

 

... Jaffa cakes? Aren't those trademarked? Actually, isn't the most known thing of the Yogscast the fact Simon exists?"

 

That said, I'm stumped as to why Simon and not Honeydew, the character from the Minecraft videos and WoW videos and Yogscast the Game and all that. He looks neat though so eh. Probably an All-Star.

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