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Sonic Boom 2013 was an event hosted in St. Louis at The Pageant, created for fans of the "Sonic the Hedgehog" franchise to come together and take part in a number of activities. The event was also home to a live performance by the band "Crush 40", known for making vocal tracks for many Sonic games, and this segment is widely considered to be one of the major highlights of the event, considering SEGA specifically highlighted it in their promotions and Crush 40 shows are quite rare.
The event was officially live-streamed in full to the public for free, available for viewing by anyone. However, recordings of said livestream have become extremely scarce. It appears very few people recorded the stream, and there is no official VOD available, although there was one available for a short time after the stream finished.
The only found clips so far make up a dozen minutes out of the seven hours the stream ran for.
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As evidenced by the existing clips we have, the stream contained full professional-grade video made up of multiple different angles (estimated to be 4 cameras), and was run by a company called Live Alliance. The audio on the stream was a form of soundboard audio. It is worth noting, however, that out of the very small amount of media available, the soundboard audio is heard clipping and distorted at many points.
Found clips[edit | edit source]
Viewer videos[edit | edit source]
These are the only found clips of the stream uploaded by its viewers:
- Sonic dancing, with music replaced to be "more appropriate";
- Poor quality video of the Q&A, with audio replaced as a joke;
- Audio of the Crush 40 performance taken from the stream
- Recording from the stream of a previously unseen trailer shown at the event - At the end, you can see it fade to one of the stream cameras very briefly.
- Recording from the stream of another previously unseen trailer shown at the event
- Poor quality video from the stream of the host announcing a new section of the show - The beginning of this video was confirmed to be taken from a "simulcast" of Sonic Boom 2013 run by fans on livestream.com. However, despite people's best efforts, no video of this simulcast has been found yet.
After contacting some people who saw the stream, some images taken by viewers have been found. These give a clearer view as to what the stream looked like.
Official clips[edit | edit source]
After the event, SEGA created a short 3-minute recap video, summarising some key points of the event. A significant amount of this recap video is made up of video taken by SEGA's own internal media team, separate from the stream. However, with some close examination, there are a few short snippets of the stream also seen in this video.
In addition, throughout the video, soundboard audio is constantly used for portions of the event, and it's highly probable that soundboard audio was taken from the stream, suggesting SEGA did at some point have a recording of the full stream. However, SEGA's HQ moved shortly after this event, resulting in a large staff turnover, and it is possible that their recording may have been lost during that move.
These are the video clips visible in the recap video:
- 1:53 - 2:10 - A clip of the Q&A portion of the show. The positioning and movement behaviour of the cameras in this clip lines up exactly with the clips we have of the stream from the Q&A joke video, confirming this segment is from the stream.
- 2:16 - 2:19 - 2 seconds of the Crush 40 performance taken from the stream. The overall look and low framerate on this clip (an effect seen a lot in the clips available of the stream), combined with the exact positioning of the camera confirms beyond reasonable doubt this clip is from the stream and was not a shot taken by the internal media team at SEGA.
- 2:39 - 2:42 - This clip may also be from this lost stream. However, this can't be so accurately proven without seeing the stream in its complete form and all the different angles used.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Shadow the Hedgehog (lost Teen rated version of platformer; 2005)
- Sister Sonic (lost build of cancelled "Sonic the Hedgehog" localization of "Popful Mail" Sega CD side-scrolling platformer; 1993)
- Sonic 3D Blast (found cassette demo tape of unused game soundtrack; 1996)
- Sonic Adventure New Year's DLC (found "Sonic the Hedgehog" holiday-themed DLC; 1998)
- Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (found iOS game; 2010)
- Sonic DS (lost Nintendo DS tech demo; 2004)
- Sonic Generations (lost game demo; 2010)
- Sonic Jr. (lost build of unreleased Sega Pico game; existence unconfirmed; 1994)
- Sonic Saturn (lost build of cancelled Sega Saturn prototype of platformer; mid-1990s)
- Sonic Sports (lost build of cancelled Sega 32X sports game; 1995)
- Sonic Synergy (lost original build of "Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric" Wii U action-adventure game; 2007-2013)
- Sonic the Hedgehog "2006" (lost complete build of Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 platformer; 2006)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (lost build of cancelled Amiga port of Sega Genesis platformer; 1992)
- Sonic The Hedgehog (lost build of cancelled Sega CD port of Sega Genesis platformer; 1992)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (lost Tokyo Toy Show prototype build of Sega Genesis/Mega Drive platformer; 1990)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (lost Winter Consumer Electronics Show 1991 demo build of Sega Genesis/Mega Drive platformer; 1991)
- Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (lost build of cancelled iOS port of Sega Genesis platformers; 2014)
- Sonic The Hedgehog: Awakening (lost build of cancelled "Sonic the Hedgehog" game; existence unconfirmed; late 2000s)
- Sonic X-Treme (found build of unreleased Sega Saturn platformer; 1996)
- Sonic-16 (lost build of unreleased Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game based on "Sonic the Hedgehog" animated TV series; 1993)
- Sonic Boom (non-existent lost episode of animated TV series; 2014)
- Sonic Runners (found endless runner mobile game; 2015)
References[edit | edit source]
- SEGA Blog | Your Complete Sonic Boom Information Guide (archive.org)
- SEGA Blog | Your Complete Sonic Boom Information Guide (archive.org)
- SEGA announces Crush 40 to be at Sonic Boom 2013
- SEGA announces Crush 40 to be at Sonic Boom 2013 on Twitter
- Sonic Boom 2013 referred to as "featuring Crush 40" in official promotions
- Official Sonic Facebook Post
- Sonic Boom Livestream: Going Live, Right Now - The Sonic Stadium
- Twitter | GamersVlog
- Seek bar from screen recording of VOD
- Sonic Boom 2013 (archive.org)
- Sonic Boom 2013 Fan Simulcast
- Sonic Boom 2013 Recap Video
- Sonic Boom 2013 Recap Video Promo
- Aaron Webber (show host) announces recap video
- SEGA downsizes & moves
- SEGA moves to Southern California