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.

SEGA working on ‘solutions’ for Phantasy Star Online 2 to West

At this point, we’ve all but given up hope on the idea that we’ll actually get Phantasy Star Online 2 released in the West. However, according to SEGA of Europe’s Dan Sheridan in the latest SEGA Central episode, all hope is not lost! Responding to a question via Twitter on what happened to the game, Sheridan said, “It’s another game we’d …

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Jet Set Radio now backwards compatible with Xbox One

The PlayStation 3 is still king of all non-SEGA produced consoles to get your SEGA fix, but the Xbox One is slowly narrowing that gap via backwards compatibility updates. The latest Xbox 360 title to receive the BC treatment is the excellent Jet Set Radio! The Smilebit developed game was originally released on the 360 on Sept. 12, 2012, and clocks in at 1.54 …

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Panzer Dragoon coming to vinyl courtesy of Data Discs

If you want to get your retro SEGA tunes rocking, there’s no better place to go to than Data Discs. The UK-based company has already shipped such legendary titles to vinyl like Streets of Rage 1 and 2, Shenmue and Shinobi III. Their latest release Streets of Rage 2 came in a beautiful double-vinyl set, and we’ve been enjoying it …

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MEGA Drive Classics Hub coming to Steam on April 28

SEGA of Europe has been dropping some hints, via its SEGA Central YouTube show, that something retro would be coming our way soon, and sure enough, they announced the MEGA Drive Classics Hub today. The Classics Hub will be a free update on Steam on April 28 and will put players inside a “bedroom of an early ’90s SEGA fan …

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse coming to 3DS this summer

Shin Megami Tensei IV will be making its way to the Nintendo 3DS in the Americas this summer, Atlus announced yesterday. The game will be available in both digital and physical form for $49.99 and has underwent a name change from Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final, as it’s known in Japan, to Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Atlus publish an in-depth blog post …

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Code of Princess releases today on Steam for $14.99

A couple weeks ago, Japanese game publisher Degica was teasing the release of an RPG getting ported to PC, and many, including us, speculated it would be the Atlus-published Code of Princess. Turns out, that speculation was accurate because it’s going to release today on Steam for $14.99 with a 10 percent discount. It will include a four-playable character campaign …

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir releases in Europe on June 24

We knew back in February that NIS America had plans to publish Vanillaware’s Odin Sphere Leifthrasir in Europe, but today, we finally got the exact date when our European pals will be able to play it. NIS America will release the game in Europe on June 24, and it will be available both physically and digitally on the PlayStation 4, PS3 and PS …

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Some history behind SEGA’s slot machine beginnings

SEGA has made some amazing games over the years, but not many know that they once made slot machines. They were produced in the 1950s but had a complicated love affair with American players. This isn’t always reflected in their history either, as they’ve now established themselves as a family company. In recent years slot machines have come to resemble …

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Atlus to publish The King of Fighters XIV in North America

If you were worried that SNK Playmore’s The King of Fighters XIV might not get a release stateside, worry no more because Atlus has just announced it will be publishing the game in North America when it releases later this year on the PlayStation 4. Burn to fight! Atlus USA has teamed up with SNK Playmore to bring The King …

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Sonic the Fighters joins Xbox One backwards compatibility

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Sonic the Hedgehog “2006” to be added to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list ever since Microsoft announced the initiative to bring Xbox 360 games over to its new system. While it might be some time before we get Sonic ’06, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced that Sonic the Fighters has now been added to the compatibility …

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