Happy birthday to Yu(ji)! Sonic creator turns 50 today

Everyone here at SEGA Nerds would like to wish a big “Happy 50th Birthday” to SEGA legend, Yuji Naka. One of the industry’s longest serving and influential figures, Yuji Naka is best known for creating SEGA’s long-running mascot and one of the gaming industry’s most iconic characters, Sonic the Hedgehog – as well as heading up the Sonic Team development studio. …

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Anippon announces official SEGA Console Sneakers!

SEGA console shoes

Anippon, a Japanese game and anime licensed sneaker manufacturer, has announced today they will be launching 3 SEGA Console Sneaker models on October this year. A few of these models will be available at this year’s Tokyo Game Show before the release date. Each pair will be launched with a price of ¥ 7,500 (excluding tax). Sizes are the following: XS (23-23.5cm), S …

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Compile Heart releases new info and screens for Neptunia vs SEGA Hard Girls game

Neptunia VS SEGA Hard Girls

Tokyo Game Show 2015 is just around the corner (Sept 17th), while SEGA & Nagoshi (Yakuza series, Binary Domain, Planet Harriers, etc.) are promising a show like no other with incredible reveals for this edition, in the meantime we are getting tease announcements prior to the show. Compile Heart has finally announced November 26th as a release date for the Neptunia vs SEGA …

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3D Gunstar Heroes releases today on 3DS eShop

SEGA and M2 are gearing up to release their latest entry in the 3D Classics series today with 3D Gunstar Heroes hitting the Nintendo 3DS eShop. 3D Gunstar Heroes marks the 15th game in the series, with 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 being the last announced game, which is set to release around this time in September. Surprisingly enough, this …

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Why you should avoid AtGames’ licensed Mega Drive clones

As I’ve said many times, both here on SEGA Nerds and elsewhere, these days SEGA are among the most committed purveyors of 16-bit nostalgia. Not only are classic Mega Drive games available on every conceivable format, but officially sanctioned rehashes of the legendary console itself have also been doing the rounds for a while now. But, as great as many …

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UNBOXING: Mega Drive Hard Girl Wonfes Exclusive Figure

UNBOXING: SEGA Mega Drive Hard Girl Wonfes Exclusive Figure

Kaiyodo’s Summer Wonfes (the E3 of toy, figure & hobby models in Japan) 2015 brought many SEGA figure announcements this year, but we’ll do a proper post for it later (aka “when I get proper time”). Among Wonfes booths, SEGA Prize had its own, in which the exclusive 3rd SEGA Hard Girl figure was finally available for purchase, Mega Drive. Yes, …

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Retro Review: Sonic 3D

Back in 1996, the sun was setting on the Mega Drive's glory days, as future-conscious gamers began migrating to newly blooming 32 and 64-bit pastures. But that didn't stop SEGA tasking Traveler's Tales with giving the console's most famous mascot one final 16-bit airing, in the form of Sonic 3D, or… Retro Review: Sonic 3D Retro Review: Sonic 3D 2015-07-27 Dan …

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3D Sonic 2 will get new gameplay modes

When 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases on the Nintendo 3DS in September, it will bring with it some fresh new gameplay modes. One is called “Ring Keep” mode, where you begin the level with 10 rings and every time you’re hit, you lose half your rings. The other new addition is the ability to have a friend play as Tails, …

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Love hertz, or ‘the PAL retro gaming conundrum’

Gaming in Europe sucked in the ’90s, although it’s probably fair to say that most of us stuck here in the Old World didn’t realise quite how much at the time. While the wait for Japanese and American games to reach our pleasant shores was certainly ponderous and frustrating, the real sticking point was how inferior European localisations would often be, …

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Cinemaware releases first ‘It Came From the Desert’ screens

Cinemaware revealed its SEGA Genesis port It Came From the Desert in December last year, and since then, not much has been revealed about the game, other than the game will cost $55. Today, the company released the first screens of the updated game, featuring a revamped menu screen and a shot from a cutscene. Cinemaware has previously said the new …

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