Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

New Genesis brawler ‘Paprium’ now available for pre-order

Watermelon Games has finally taken the wraps on its long awaited Genesis Streets of Rage style, beat ’em up Paprium and is now accepting pre-orders. Paprium was formerly known as Project Y, and you can pre-order the game in a Limited or Classic Edition that is scheduled to begin shipping Sept. 16.  The limited edition costs $89 and comes in …

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Spark: The Electric Jester gets a release date

Spark: The Electric Jester has been one of our more anticipated SEGA-inspired Kickstarter games. It’s heavily inspired by Sonic, but it does more than enough to stand on its own and be its own game. It was originally supposed to release months ago, but developer LakeFeperd has released the above video to announce that it’ll release on Steam on April 6. No …

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Puyo Puyo Tetris now priced at $29.99 on Nintendo.com

When SEGA announced Puyo Puyo Tetris would release at retail in the West on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, we were pretty excited … that is until we noticed the curious price differences between the two versions. You see, the PS4 version was priced at $29.99, while the Switch version was $10 more expensive at $39.99. We suppose SEGA …

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[Update] Amazon is cancelling Persona 5 pre-orders on PS4

Persona 5 is slated to release in the next couple weeks on the PlayStation 3 and PS4, and fans are already getting hot and bothered at the prospect of playing the next entry in the series.  But they might need to check their emails because we’ve learned that Amazon is apparently cancelling pre-orders for the regular steelbook and “Take Your Heart” …

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Project Sonic 2017 now known as Sonic Forces

Members of SEGA are at SXSW for their now seemingly annual Sonic the Hedgehog panel, and they’ve just announced that Project Sonic 2017 is officially known as Sonic Forces. The name refers to the game’s main theme of good and evil forces (Team Sonic versus Eggman and crew). The game will run on an entirely new engine called The Hedgehog …

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An unreleased Dreamcast game has just been discovered and released

It’s not every day that a previously unknown, unreleased Dreamcast game surfaces, but that’s just what happened earlier this week when Millennium Racer: Y2K Fighters was discovered on a Dreamcast development kit.  Millennium Racer is a futuristic, multi-dimensional combat racing game developed by Creat Studio and released on the PC in 1999. Apparently, they also had plans for a Dreamcast port, …

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Pier Solar developer teases new Genesis game

Pier Solar developer Watermelon Games has teased a new Genesis game via their Facebook page. The game is called Paprium, and there’s a link to its official website with a rather cryptic countdown. One commenter believes he was able to decipher the countdown and said it should end in about eight days.  Not much else is known about Paprium, but …

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New Shenmue 3 update shows more gameplay footage

It’s been awhile since Ys Net has given its Shenmue 3 Kickstarter backers an update – Dec. 13, 2016, to be exact, but Yu Suzuki and team came through this morning with their second entry in their Developer Report series, and there’s a load of work-in-progress gameplay footage shown throughout. The video gives us an inside look at the development team …

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Factor 5 is back and has re-obtained Turrican license

In mid-May 2009, the collective game community felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. We felt something terrible had happened, and then we learned the truth – famed Star Wars: Rogue Squadron developer Factor 5 had closed its doors. It actually wasn’t all that surprising as …

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Floigan Bros. developers help release DLC

It’s been ages since I’ve last played Floigan Bros. on the Dreamcast. I actually don’t even technically own it despite having it sitting on my shelf alongside my other Dreamcast games. When Graham came to visit me several years back, I took him to a retro game store where we found a load of brand new Dreamcast games. I bought …

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