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.

Atlus Announces Etrian Odyssey II Remake for 3DS

Atlus has announced that Etrian Odyssey II Untold: The Knight of Fafnir is in development for 3DS and will be released in 2014… in Japan (*collective groan*). The new release is a remake of Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard which was released on the original Nintendo DS. This announcement follows the 2013 release of Etrian Odyssey Untold: the Millenium …

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SEGA Nerds on Location: Video Games Live

Last weekend, both my wife and I took a little trip into Baltimore to check out Video Games Live, a multimedia celebration of video games’ musical heritage. ‘Twas awesome, ’twas. Our experience really began at about 5:45 pm, nearly two hours prior to the show’s scheduled start time. We were sitting in our car outside a parking lot, a parking …

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A Message to SEGA Fans from Randy Pitchford

Hi there, SEGA fans. It’s me. Randy Pitchford.† Really. And I love video games, and Aliens Borderlands, and I love you, too. We here at Gearbox like to keep it real, yo, so that’s why I’m here as SEGA Nerds’ new correspondent to deliver news regarding the Aliens: Colonial Marines class action lawsuit. That’s right, every time there is something …

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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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