Graham Cookson

I'm the European Editor of SEGA Nerds and co-founder of the original SEGA Nerds website with Chris back in 2004 or 2005 (genuinely can't remember which year it was now!). I've been a SEGA fan pretty much all my gaming life - though I am also SEGA Nerds' resident Microsoft fanboy (well, every site needs one) and since SEGA went third party, I guess it's now ok to admit that I like Nintendo and Sony too :0) I'm also the Content Manager of the big data company, Digital Contact Ltd, in the UK: http://digitalcontact.co.uk/company/team/

Endless Space 2: Amplitude Studios reveals new faction

Amplitude Studios has announced that a seventh playable faction for their turn-based, space strategy game, Endless Space 2, will be available in next week’s major update on Steam. The new faction, the Riftborn, features gameplay that revolves around a unique mechanic: the control of time, which they use to their advantage and to completely change the course of the game. The update …

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EAG 2017 hands on: Daytona Championship USA

This week is the EAG expo 2017, held in London’s Excel Exhibition Centre, and for SEGA Nerds everywhere it is something of an extra exciting event this year – because SEGA Amusements Europe is showcasing the return of Daytona USA, with Daytona 3, or rather ‘Daytona Championship USA’ as it’s officially titled. In fact, regarding the name – I should …

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Get ready: Shenmue III PC pre-orders begin December 15

The latest edition of Japan’s top weekly gaming magazine, Famitsu, puts the spotlight on various game developers, asking questions on what to expect in 2017. One of those developers is Yu Suzuki, who puts some light on the progress of Shenmue III, while also announcing that pre-orders for the PC version of the long-awaited game will begin on December 15. “Development is …

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Summer of Sonic 2016: recap

{Note: I do have videos on the way, but Adobe Premiere is not processing the audio at the moment. So I’ve left spaces for the videos and will update the article once I figure out the issue. Cheers} As I’m sure every SEGA Nerd is aware, last weekend (August 6th, 2016) saw the return of Summer of Sonic (after a two-year …

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Dust off your fighting pads! King of Fighters XIV release date and full character roster revealed

Atlus and SNK Playmore have announced the release dates for the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive, The King of Fighters XIV, as well as the game’s entire playable 50-character lineup. Due to launch August 23, 2016 in North America and on August 25, 2016 in Japan, if you pre-order the game, you’ll receive the ‘Classic Kyo’ costume for Kyo Kusanagi. Japanese fans …

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Go back in time with this awesome Hideki Sato interview from 1998

Shmuplations, a wonderful website (I literally only discovered just now), which translates developer interviews, has posted up a cracking interview from 1998 with Hideki Sato. For those who don’t know, Hideki Sato ran Sega’s console R&D during the company’s booming 16-bit era and later became SEGA’s President in 2002. According to Shmuplations, this developer interview was originally featured in the November 1998 issue of …

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Sonic’s original airbrush artist set for appearance at UK Video Game Market

Good news for UK-based SEGA Nerds, Sonic The Hedgehog‘s original airbrush artist, Duncan Gutteridge, is set for an appearance at RetroCollect’s Video Game Market in Doncaster, this weekend! If you’re in the area, or able to get to the Doncaster Dome on Saturday 5th March, you’ll be in with a chance of meeting Duncan – where he’ll be selling signed prints. This is the third …

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