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Retro Review: Sonic 3D


Back in 1996, the sun was setting on the Mega Drive's glory days, as future-conscious gamers began migrating to newly blooming 32 and 64-bit pastures. But that didn't stop SEGA tasking Traveler's Tales with giving the console's most famous mascot one final 16-bit airing, in the form of Sonic 3D, or… Retro Review: Sonic 3D Retro Review: Sonic 3D 2015-07-27 Dan ...

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Review: Football Manager 2015


Sports Interactive has been developing the Football Manager series for years yet they always find a way to improve each game to attract new players. Football Manager is one of the most successful PC games of all time, particularly in the sport genre, and many regulars purchase the new edition every year as they look to find out the new features on the various releases. Many people are ...

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Forgotten Racers of SEGA’s Past: OutRunners


When it comes to arcades, we all have at least one or two favorites that we love to go back and play. Whether it be the simple, basic shooters and such of the ’80s, to the new and graphically amazing arcade games of today, every gamer has his or her favorite genre or game. For me my personal favorites have always been ...

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SEGA adds a Shenmue theme ringtone to iTunes


Hell must have frozen over, because SEGA has just acknowledged the Shenmue series still exists in their library. If you have the Japanese iTunes, you can download the theme song from Shenmue and use it as a ringtone. This is the first time that SEGA has acknowledged the Shenmue series in quite a long while. Hopefully this means that a ...

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Shenmue Dojo members will be releasing a Shenmue visual novel in 2016


While fans wait patiently for Shenmue III to come out in 2017, they will be able to play this fan-made Shenmue game to tide them over. In a recent post from the Shenmue Dojo, Dojo members ShenSun and Esppiral have announced that they will be releasing a Shenmue visual novel in the not-too-distant future. ” Shenmue Gaiden will be a spin ...

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Take a look at Ryo Hazuki’s dojo remastered in HD


Fans have been begging SEGA for a long time to release HD remakes of the Shenmue series. A very talented YouTuber by the name of Kid Nocon has released another video of Shenmue in glorious HD. In this video, we are given a tour of Ryo Hazuki’s Dojo with the power of the Unreal 4 Engine. Hopefully the suits over ...

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Check out Sonic going fast in Unreal Engine 4


Sonic the Hedgehog just got a little more UNREAL thanks to the efforts of CryZENx. The talented YouTuber released a video of Sonic the Hedgehog frolicking with deer and dashing through the grassy fields thanks to the power of Unreal Engine 4. Hopefully SEGA’s Sonic console game will look closer to what we see in this  video. What did you ...

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Atlus, Vanillaware developing remastered Odin Sphere


The surprise announcement Atlus was teasing has finally been announced, and the company is teaming together once again with Vanillaware to develop a remastered version of the 2D RPG Odin Sphere. The game will release on the PlayStation 4, PS3 and Vita on Jan. 14, 2016, and there’s been no specific word on if the new Odin Sphere will be released ...

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SEGA Japan opens a PSO2 Cafe

PSO2 cafe

SEGA Japan and Suites Paradise Shinjuku have opened a PSO2 Cafe to celebrate PSO’s 15th Anniversary. The cafe will be in operation from July 17th to September 30th in Tokyo. The PSO2 Cafe will have exclusive PSO2 themed menu, desserts, gashapons, tapestry, and tea Rappys. A PSO2 merch store will be available at the place. The PSO2 Cafe joins the Phantasy ...

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PSO2 English SEA edition removes IP block


South East Asian English localized PSO2 PC version has removed IP block for all regions, while the English translation is not as good as the one made by fans that is somewhere around in the internet, it is still good that some faith can be given to the western fans that have been requesting to be able to play this game for ...

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Watch the Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax EVO 2015 Streams again


Missed the SEGA Dengeki Bunko EVO 2015 tournament? The Numaki channel, responsible for the streams at Anime Evo: Waifu Series (long title that makes a lot of sense for the genre) has the entire streams now available for watching. There were a couple of interesting highlights like: – SEGA officially giving prizes to competitors. – SoA’s Sam Mullen attending the event, ...

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Zillion Anime gets HD remaster for Blue Ray Box Set

Zillion HD remaster

Kyoto Animation and Production I.G. have remastered the Zillion Anime in HD format for a Blue Ray Box Set release on September 25, 2015 in Japan. Zillion is co-work made in 1987 by SEGA (Fantasy Zone, Out-Run, etc.), Tatsunoko Productions (Gatchaman, Samurai Pizza Cats, Casshern, etc.), and Production I.G. (which was a small division inside Tatsunoko Pro in that time) which spawned a SEGA Mark III ...

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Atlus, Vanillaware working on new unnanounced game


A new teaser website has launched to announce a new collaboration between Atlus and Vanillaware. The game’s reveal is slated for July 20 at 19:00 from Boston. The two companies last teamed up on Dragon’s Crown, when Atlus published the Vanillaware-developed game. It will be interesting to see Atlus’ role in the upcoming game. Will the company merely be publishing ...

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Shenmue III becomes the most funded video game in Kickstarter history


After going through so many trials and tribulations, Shenmue fans can have the last laugh. According to Shenmue III‘s most recent Kickstarter numbers(5,582,278), Yu Suzuki’s masterpiece has become the most funded video game in Kickstarter history! Fans still have 12 hours to go before the Kickstarter ends, so if you haven’t pledged yet (even if it’s $5 dollars!) you can click ...

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