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.

Sony helping Suzuki make Shenmue 3

After Yu Suzuki’s bombshell announcement, during Sony’s E3 conference, that he’s going to Kickstarter to fund the development of Shenmue 3, fans immediately began to question just how in the heck the legendary developer and his team at Ys Net were going to make such a grand game for only $2 million. The question was also raised during this week’s …

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SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 88 (Shenmue 3 Talk)

In response to Yu Suzuki’s surprise announcement that he’s bringing Shenmue 3 to Kickstarter, we recorded an impromptu Nerdcast to give our reactions. We’re joined by noted video game journalist Heidi Kemps, and Donnie and Louis from TSSZnews.com. Duration – 1 hr, 19 min @ 38.3MB Review us on iTunes | Subscribe to our RSS | Follow us on Twitter @seganerds | Like us on Facebook | Subscribe to …

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Shenmue 3 reaches $2 million Kickstarter funding goal

In a span of about 10 hours, Shenmue 3 has already reached its $2 million Kickstarter funding goal and is already surging towards its first stretch goal. Series creator Yu Suzuki shocked the collective gaming world when we walked on stage during Sony’s E3 press conference last night to announce he’s going to Kickstarter to bring the third entry to …

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Quantic Dream is not developing Shenmue 3

A silly rumor originating from French video game site JeuxActu.com linked Omikron: The Nomad Soul developer Quantic Dream with Shenmue 3. “According to our information, Shenmue 3 is indeed a reality,” the website reported. “The game will be presented at E3 2015: this will be exclusive to the PS4, with Yu Suzuki in charge.” Of course, this sounded farfetched, which …

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Virtua Fighter costumes added to Super Smash Bros.

Some more SEGA love has just been added to Super Smash Bros. During today’s Nintendo Direct, it was announced Mii costumes of Virtua Fighter’s Jacky (Brawler) and Akira (Brawler) are now available to purchase. Jacky, complete with his leather jacket, is based on his most recent design, while Akira’s blocky look is more reminiscent of his earlier arcade days. The costumes are available for …

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Atlus to publish Legend of Legacy in Americas

In one of the worst kept secrets this year, Atlus USA announced yesterday it will publish Legend of Legacy for a fall release in North and South America. There’s been no word of a European release at this point, but it’s sure to come at some point. Atlus’ public relations manager John Hardin let “the cat out of the bag” when …

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Angry Birds invade Sonic Dash in latest event

Hardlight Studio has done a superb job at consistently giving fans reasons to keep playing Sonic Dash, evidenced by the fact the game just passed 100 million downloads. Hardlight has added multiple unlockable characters from the Sonic universe, threw in a battle with Robotnik and multiple global challenges. The developer has just announced its latest event, which will allow players …

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Assault Suit Leynos demo assaults Japan this week

There hasn’t been a new Assault Suit game in quite awhile – nearly 10 years to be exact. But Dracue Software will finally release a follow-up, titled Assault Suit Leynos, in Japan this December, and a demo will be released on June 12 for the PlayStation 4. Assault Suit Leynos is a reboot of sorts to the original Genesis game …

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SEGA producer discusses future of Sonic Boom franchise

Today’s of announcement of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice has answered a lot of questions of whether SEGA will continue to invest in the Boom series. The game’s producer, Omar Woodley, discussed SEGA’s plans for the new entry in the series with US Gamer. “Sonic Boom is meant to branch away from the classic/legacy Sonic. Our plan is to go …

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SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 87 (Not Our 55th Anniversary)

We’re back again this week to help celebrate SEGA’s arguable 55th anniversary in the only way we can – by talking about it. In this week’s show, we discuss: Chris is in Georgia this week trying to figure out how to get to Terminus. Kopke goes to a Bandai toy show in Mexico and gets a ton of SEGA merchandise …

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