Monthly Archives: February 2017

SEGA games will be included in Xbox Game Pass subscription service

This morning, Xbox’s Phil Spencer announced a new EA Access-style subscription service called the Xbox Game Pass that will offer subscribers access to a rotating catalogue of games every month. Once the Game Pass launches this spring, it will include 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and will cost £7.99/$9.99 a month. Each month, new games will be added and removed …

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[RUMOR]: Shenmue I & II HD is coming this year

Back in May of 2016, Sega revealed that they were “investigating” a release for remastered HD versions of both Shenmue I & II. You can read the article here. And in early January 2017, Sega had registered the domain ShenmueHD.com. As of then, no further information was given about anything regarding a possible remaster of both versions. However, new information …

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Shenmue’s composer wrote a new track in memory of a deceased fan

In 2010, avid Shenmue fan Rodger Swan passed away from a medical condition in his early twenties. Swan worked as an English teacher in Japan and uploaded YouTube videos about his life and his experiences visiting Dobuita, the setting of the first Shenmue.  Shenmue composer Ryuji Iuchi, who is currently working on Shenmue III, composed a piece in memory of …

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An alternative way to play Sega Saturn gems

Retro-game collecting can be an expensive hobby, especially when collecting for the SEGA Saturn, particularly its North American releases. Whereas NTSC  Saturn consoles typically sell around $50 used on Amazon—NTSC game releases, such as Burning Rangers, Magic Knight Rayearth or Panzer Dragoon Saga can range anywhere from $400 to $600 used. Why are these gems so pricey you might ask? This …

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SEGA, Atlus’ E3 2017 floor plans have leaked

I’m not exactly sure why, but we always freak out around this time a year when the E3 floor plans are revealed. I guess it’s always our hope that SEGA’s booth will get bigger and potentially rival that of Nintendo’s or Sony’s like in the good ol’ days.  Obviously, that hasn’t been the case for some time now, but hey, …

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Officially licensed Sturmwind T-shirts now available for pre-order

Online Dreamcast retailer The Bit Station has teamed up with indie Dreamcast developer Duranik to provide an exclusive, officially licensed Sturmwind T-shirt, and it’s now available for pre-order.  The T-shirts cost $29.95 each, and feature the Sturmwind logo and design, and are limited to only 100. The shirts are available to pre-order until March 12 and come in a charcoal color, …

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You can switch between retro and modern graphics in Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Last year, Lizardcube announced that they would be reverse-engineering the original 1989 version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap in order to stay faithful to the original. A couple of months have passed since then, and Lizardcube is back with a pretty amazing announcement.  According to their latest post, you will be able to switch between the 1989 and modern …

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Let’s take a look at the canceled Dreamcast game Knights

It always bums us out when we flip through an old copy of the Official Dreamcast Magazine and see a preview of a Dreamcast game that looked really promising but never saw the light of day. Most first-party SEGA games would eventually be ported to the Xbox, GameCube or PlayStation 2, but that’s not the case for many third-party games as they were …

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Rush Rush Rally Reloaded getting a Dreamcast re-release

By way of our good buddies at the Dreamcast Junkyard, we’ve learned that developer Senile Team plans to re-release the Dreamcast/Wii racer Rush Rush Rally Reloaded on our lovable Dreamcast later this year. This re-release, which we learned about from the DC Junkyard, will be in limited quantities, packaged in a PAL-style DVD long box and will feature a multitude …

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