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.

Watch a lucky SEGA Nerd get a SEGA CD for Christmas in 1994

Everyone loves a good Christmas story about a young kid being filled with joy when they open up their favorite new video game system, and this latest video from our friends at iRetroGamer is exactly that. In this video from Christmas 1994, we get to see what life is like for a couple lucky kids who received a brand new …

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SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 108 (WinterFest Special)

This episode of the Nerdcast is our annual contribution to RadioSEGA’s WinterFest celebration, which aired last night. Graham and Chris discuss the latest SEGA news and also talk about the Christmas gifts we always wanted as kids but Santa never delivered. Probably because we were really bad kids and didn’t deserve them! Duration – 1 hr @ 28 MB Review us on iTunes | Subscribe …

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Genesis platformer ‘Tanglewood’ could be coming to Dreamcast

Tanglewood is shaping up to be one of the more exciting Kickstarter projects we’ve seen this year. The Genesis platformer looks every bit like one we would have played growing up and is described as a combination of games highly regarded platformers like Another World and The Lion King and is scheduled to release next winter. Tanglewood only has four days left …

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Valkyria Revolution coming West this spring on PS4, Vita, Xbox One

After SEGA released Valkyria Chronicles on Steam last year to a very receptive PC audience, fans were clamoring for more of the series to make it to our shores. SEGA returned the favor and gave us Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on the PlayStation 4 in May this year (see our review), which was excellent. When SEGA of Japan announced Valkyria: Azure …

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TecToy opens Mega Drive pre-orders, offers personalized systems

SEGA fans have been eagerly anticipating TecToy’s new Mega Drive, which is scheduled to begin shipping this summer. The Brazilian hardware manufacturer announced that pre-orders are now open, and it will also offer customers another way to show off their new system – by personalizing it with their name on it. TecToy will allow names or phrases up to 15 characters in …

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The Sonic Freedom fan game looks amazing

We’ve seen our fair share of Sonic fan games throughout the years, and while some of them certainly leave a lot to be desired, we’ve also seen a rise in their quality relatively recently. Sonic Utopia is a good example of a fan showcasing a fun, free roaming 3D style Sonic game, but TrippleJaz is looking to build on Sonic’s early …

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iRetroGamer takes a look at Sonic Adventure’s Emerald Coast level

Our friends at iRetroGamer have unveiled a new series called “Level Selects,” where they review a “some of the most memorable levels, stages, and worlds in gaming.” Their first review is on Sonic Adventure’s Emerald Coast level, which we’re huge fans of, and it’s one of the reasons why I initially fell in love with the Dreamcast leading up to …

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Persona 5 digital pre-orders now available on PSN

Persona 5 is still several months away, but SEGA has now opened up pre-orders for the game on the PlayStation Network. Those who pre-order the game before its release on April 4, 2017, will get a the “Izanagi & Izanagi Picaro Set” Persona DLC, which gives players access to Persona 4’s Izanugi and also includes a unique Picaro version that dresses …

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life coming West in 2018

Not only did SEGA announce that Yakuza Kiwami was coming our way this summer, but they also surprised us by confirming that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will head our way in early 2018. Yakuza 6 is the newest game in the Yakuza franchise and will release in Japan on Dec. 8.  “The game is coming to consoles only …

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Yakuza Kiwami coming West this summer on PS4

Western fans have long been asking for SEGA to localize Yakuza Kiwami, the Yakuza 1 remake that was released on the PlayStation 3 and PS4 in Japan in January.  During the first day of the PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California, today, SEGA announced that fans would get their wish, with an announcement that Yakuza Kiwama will be released  in the …

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