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, Atlus officially making games for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo finally unwrapped the Nintendo Switch today in spectacular fashion, and it has all us at SEGA Nerds’ HQ giddy with excitement. However, perhaps more exciting for us is that Nintendo shared an image on social media that listed all the publishers that have signed on to develop games for the Switch. While it might not be that surprising, it’s …

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ESRB rates Persona 5 ‘Mature’ for blood, partial nudity, more

Although SEGA/Atlus came under criticism earlier this year for apparently censoring Persona 5’s boxart, we’ve learned the game itself will be very mature. So mature, in fact, that it’s been giving a Mature rating by the ESRB, according to a recently updated Persona 5 sale’s sheet (* link opens a PDF). Persona 5 is rated M for these reasons: Blood Drug Reference …

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Piko Interactive announces three new Genesis games for pre-order

You might remember Piko Interactive. They’re the people behind releasing Duke Nukem on the Genesis here in the West, among many others. Well, they’ve just announced three new Genesis games that are up for pre-order: Sumo Slam, an arcade-style multiplayer homebrew game; Smart Mouse, a previously exclusive Taiwanese puzzle game that’s been translated to English; and Generals of the Yang Family, …

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Yakuza 0 will not be censored in the West

Yakuza fans know all too well the feeling of having content cut when games are localized from Japan to English for release in the West. But if you’ve been worrying that the upcoming prequel to the series would also see portions of the game censored or cut out altogether, you need not worry. SEGA’s PR spokesman John Hardin confirmed this …

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SEGA announces Yakuza 0 ‘Business Edition’

Yakuza 0 is still several months from release, but SEGA has announced a collector’s edition for the series prequel in the form of Yakuza 0 “The Business Edition.” Here’s what comes in “The Business Edition” according to SEGA: A Stainless Steel Business Card Holder – This edition of the game will come with an ultra sleek business card holder tailor …

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SEGA acquires Technosoft properties, adds Thunder Force III to 3D Classics

SEGA had a pretty exciting announcement during its Tokyo Game Show stage show when they announced an acquisition of Technosoft’s video game properties. SEGA also announced that along with this move, they will be adding the Mega Drive shooter Thunder Force III to SEGA 3D Classics Collection 3: Final Stage, which is due for release in Japan on Dec 22 on the Nintendo …

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SEGA announces Sonic Mania collector’s edition for North America

SEGA has announced a Sonic Mania collector’s edition for North America with a proposed release date of May 31, 2017. The collector’s edition will cost $69.99 and will include: Deluxe “SEGA Genesis” style Collector’s Box 12″ Classic Sonic Statue featuring SEGA Genesis Base Flip the power switch to trigger the “SEEGAA” startup audio! Metallic Collector’s Card with Sonic Mania Download Code …

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Interplay is selling off Earthworm Jim, Boogerman, MDK rights

Things aren’t looking very good for Interplay these days, as it appears the company is enter a process to sell off many of its assets and intellectual property, including the beloved Earthworm Jim series, according to a Nasdaq press release. The full amount of its IPs totals to about 70, with another dozen characters expected to be included in the sale, …

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Space Channel 5 VR ‘viewing experience’ to be shown at TGS

Space Channel 5 for Dreamcast

While SEGA is forging ahead with Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live, it appears that might not be the only beloved series its planning on taking to virtual reality. Showgoers at Tokyo Game Show will be able to see a Space Channel 5 “viewing demo” of sorts developed for the HTC Vive. It appears it’s not a full-fledged game but a proof of …

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