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 customer support responds to Yakuza 5 question with haiku

It seems that most of the time you send an email to any large business, all you’ll get is some standard, automated reply. How boring! But apparently, SEGA is different as one fan of the Yakuza series discovered when he emailed asking for Yakuza 5 to be released in the U.S. While the response probably wasn’t what he was hoping …

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Earthworm Jim creator ‘Kickstarting’ new clay-based game

Remember that awesome platformer back on the SEGA Genesis called Earthworm Jim? Yeah, who am I kidding? Of course you do! It was pretty popular; it had a few sequels and even its own TV show. Well, the game’s creator, Doug TenNapel, is Kickstarting a new game called Armikrog, and it looks glorious. Joined by Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield, who …

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Lost World looks to make some changes to Sonic formula

IGN’s Richard George has gone behind the scenes in the development of Sonic: Lost World and has just posted a ton of new information and screens of the game, as well as some choice quotes from the game’s Produceer Takashi Iizuka. “We wanted to create an all-new design for 3D Sonic games with Sonic: Lost World,” Iizuka wrote. “Ever since the …

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Sonic: Lost World trailer released

The first ˆ trailer has been released and it shows exactly what the mysterious “Guardians” look like, and they don’t look very nice as they’re terrifying some cute, little animals. The video also shows some gameplay footage, complete with some new Sonic moves.

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Are these Sonic: Lost World’s Guardians?

Yesterday, SEGA posted an image depicting six silhouette figures on top of the original Sonic: Lost World teaser image. While there wasn’t much to go from, NeoGAF user Hitlersaurus Christ decided to take matters into his/her own hands and give his interpretation on what he thinks they’ll look like, complete with names and all. The result is pure, unadulterated awesomeness. The thread is filled …

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Can SEGA save Nintendo’s Wii U?

Nintendo’s new console is in trouble. With a current library of games that makes it hard for even the most ardent Nintendo fanboy to defend, sales of the Wii U are approaching crisis levels and has caused Nintendo to lower its sales expectations several times. What’s more troubling, however, is how developers are increasingly publicly distancing themselves from the Wii U …

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SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 6

Unfortunately, Google Hangouts was acting like a total douchebag this week and didn’t let us record a video Nerdcast, so we had to revert to the old-fashioned audio only version. Fortunately, though, we were visited by Kris and Taron from Crazy Viking Studios to talk about their roles in developing Shinobi on 3DS and their badass upcoming game, Volgarr the …

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Altered Beast transforms onto 3DS

Many classic SEGA titles are pretty much available on every damn system ever created, and even some microwaves, so this bit of news isn’t all that surprising as SEGA of Japan announced today that Altered Beast is coming to Nintendo’s 3DS in Japan on May 29. Like many of SEGA’s recent re-releases, the game gives you a wide assortment of options, including …

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Here’a a crap ton of Yakuza 1 & 2 HD screens, video

A few days after the latest Nintendo Direct, in which Nintendo Satoru Iwata announced a new partnership between his company and SEGA, a video and screenshots have been released for Yakuza 1 and 2 HD on the Wii U. The game, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on Aug. 8, was actually made available on the PlayStation 3 in …

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Volgarr developer reimagines Streets of Rage’s Axel

Yeah, sure, it doesn’t look like SEGA is any rush to release a Streets of Rage sequel anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean people have lost interest in the series. Kris Durrschmidt, from Crazy Viking Studios, just posted a great update on Facebook to Axel Stone, which happens to be my fighter of choice in the series. Keeping with the original Streets …

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