The Requiem

Having grown up with a SEGA Master System, The Requiem has been a lifelong SEGA fan. Favorite SEGA games include: Gunstar Heroes, Shinobi III, the House of the Dead: Overkill, Jet Set Radio, & Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Other game favorites include: Super Metroid (SNES), Tempest 2000 (Atari Jaguar), Mortal Kombat (Arcade) and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery (iOS). The Requiem exists digitally as @UnboundRequiem on Twitter.

Let’s celebrate the Genesis’ 25th anniversary all month!

It’s finally time to celebrate the milestone 25th anniversary of the launch of SEGA’s most successful console, the SEGA Genesis. System launches were quite a bit different in 1989 than they are now, so details of the event are a little sketchy. What we do know is that the Genesis launched in both the New York and Los Angeles markets …

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M.U.S.H.A. – A SEGA Nerds Retrospective

Instead of writing a “Retro Review” of M.U.S.H.A., July’s Game of the Month, my esteemed editor-in-chief asked me to write a retrospective. He also suggested that I look at Lee’s Monster World retrospective articles for the format, since apparently  I ain’t got no journalistish learnin.’ Well, I’m lazy too, and despite reading Lee’s work several months back, I’m winging it. …

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What Sonic & All-Stars Racing could learn from Mario Kart

Recently, we looked at how Nintendo sucks and Nintendo could learn from the innovations of the Sonic & All-Stars Racing series to make their Mario Kart series even better. While Sumo Digital is currently working on the upcoming Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One, and while we’re all certainly eagerly awaiting that game (yaaaaaaaaawn!), it’s very likely that a follow-up to Sonic & …

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What Mario Kart could learn from Sonic & All-Stars Racing

You have to hand it to Nintendo from time to time. Mario Kart 8 is an approachable, intuitive and super-fun experience that lives up to the lofty expectations of one of Nintendo’s most storied series, and at the same breathes new life into an old formula with several well-crafted additions. However, Mario Kart 8 doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and …

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One on One with The Requiem: ToeJam & Earl

The Requiem’s legendary interview series has partnered with SEGA Nerds! Each month, a new guest, new insight, and new, hard-hitting journalism like only The Requiem can deliver! The Requiem: Salutations! Welcome to this, the very first “SEGA Nerds” installment of One on One with The Requiem. I am your titular host, and with me today is Earl, one of the stars …

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A jaded SEGA Nerd’s thoughts on Nintendo’s E3 presentation

So the Nintendo presentation. Don’t get me wrong, it was the most entertaining presentation (I love the Robot Chicken take on the characters) and many of the games looked great, but let’s break it all down. I’m mostly going to discuss Wii U because that’s what Nintendo really needed to sell this year, and I am also only concerned with their …

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Retro Review: Ecco: The Tides of Time (SEGA CD)

I have a very special treat for everyone before we begin our retro review. Yes, with me today, I have the very unique opportunity to interview the one and only, Ecco the Dolphin himself. SEGA Nerds: Hi, Ecco. Thanks so much taking some time out to hang with the SEGA Nerds. Ecco: Kee-kee! Kack-kak-kak! SEGA Nerds: That’s very gracious, Mr. …

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Retro Book Review: The SEGA Master System Encyclopedia

Getting old is a strange thing. Remember how we all used to play video games to avoid things like reading or doing book reports for school? Well, now that all of us old fogies are all grown up, what do we want to do? Read books about video games, of course. Well, old men and women, fogies, geezers and hags …

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Retro Review: RoboCop Versus the Terminator

You have to love early ’90’s gaming. It was the historical epicenter of the battle surrounding violence in video games, complete with U.S. Senate hearings, parents forbidding their children from visiting arcades for fear that they may catch a glimpse of a “fatality,” and so on. Yet even amongst all of that controversy, SEGA’s own Videogame Ratings Council (V.R.C.) still …

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