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HCG reviews Phantasy Star 25th anniversary book

Longtime readers of SEGA Nerds will remember our love of all things Happy Console Gamer. He was one of the first YouTube personalities to spotlight classic SEGA titles really well, and we still think no one does it better than him. Today, he’s posted a new video where he reviews the Phantasy Star 25th Anniversary Visual Chronicles book. If you’re …

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TimeGate Studios files for bankruptcy

As if SEGA needed any more negative attention over its disappointing Aliens: Colonial Marines after it was revealed yesterday that a class-action lawsuit has been brought against the company, another interesting turn of events happened today. One of the game’s developers, TimeGate Studios, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to Polygon. The petition lists nearly 50 creditors that …

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SEGA: Aliens lawsuit is “without merit”

We reported the other day how both SEGA and Gearbox had been sued, not by another company, but by someone who bought Aliens: Colonial Marines and was not happy with the final product. Now, from a consumer’s standpoint, the lawsuit does sort of seem justified – as the demonstrations which Gearbox showed off at various exhibitions and events looked and …

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Acora helps Hardlight Studios move to bigger premises

SEGA recently released a press release stating the company had ‘boosted’ its partnership with outsourcing IT company, Acora. This ‘boost’ is part of an expansion program for SEGA’s Hardlight Studios. Hardlight Studios is SEGA’s mobile platform development studio, known for titles such as Sonic Jump and Sonic Dash – and due to the popularity of those games and mobile gaming …

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Free launch day DLC for Total War: Rome II

Don’t you hate it when companies make you pay £40 or $60 (or however much in your native currency) for a brand new game and then, on day one, they release some DLC – asking you to pay an extra £5 (or whatever)? But don’t you just love it when a company essentially ‘thanks you for buying their game by …

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SEGA and Gearbox sued for false advertising over Aliens: Colonial Marines

The great Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle is not over it seems. Polygon has reported that both SEGA and Gearbox Software have been sued for ‘falsely advertising’ Aliens: Colonial Marines. Hopefully you will all know how the SEGA-published and Gearbox-developed (sort of – they actually palmed it off to another company) Aliens: Colonial Marines finally released last year, after about six …

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The saga continues… SEGA Pluto now up on eBay

Well it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride surrounding the SEGA Pluto. First we found out that this device even existed and that only two were ever made (one owned by an ex-SEGA employee). Then we found that the second one was in the possession of Roger Vega aka @kidvid666 who bought it for just $1 at a …

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Ryo Hazuki statue now available for pre-order

We reported a few days ago that First 4 Figures was teasing a new range of SEGA statuettes, starting with our favourite sailor-loving martial artist, Ryo Hazuki, from Shenmue. Well the statue is now available for pre-order from F4F: Standing at 1/6 scale, and 12 inches in height, cast in high quality polystone and painted by hand, he is stood …

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The Big Blue Kickstarter ends unsuccessfully

As expected, the Big Blue Kickstarter campaign, led by Ecco the Dolphin creator Ed Annunziata, ended unsuccessfully today. The campaign had 867 backers, who pledged $55, 764 but was far shy of the $665,000 goal. However, while the campaign may have been a failure, Annunziata has a plan that he recently revealed, where he’s going to develop a free demo …

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New Sonic hack released – and it’s pretty darn good

There are tons of hacks around for the original Sonic the Hedgehog games. Some are good, some are a bit ‘meh’ – but it’s always nice to see what the hacking world can come up with. Well there’s a new release, from a Russian hacker, vladikcomper, over at SonicRetro – Sonic Winter Adventures and it’s pretty impressive. Quite a few …

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Review: HOTD: Overkill – The Lost Reels

When SEGA released The House of the Dead: Overkill on Nintendo’s Wii in late 2009, I was really blown away. First, by the mere fact a developer was able to make a great “lightgun” game for the system, and second, the game’s over-the-top “Grindhouse” atmosphere worked surprisingly well, even with the ridiculous overuse of the “F-bomb.” Fast forward to today, …

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SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 4

Our very good friend Tulio Goncalves from Watermelon Games joins us this week to give us the latest on Pier Solar, the incredibly popular Genesis RPG that his company is now porting to every major platform. He also drops some previously unannounced news about a possibly new system the game will be ported to at some point. Duration – 1hr 57m @ …

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 gameplay trailer released

SEGA has released a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Hatsune Miku: Mirai 2 game for the 3DS. The game was teased earlier this month, where we actually assumed it was part of the main Project DIVA franchise (also starring Hatsune Miku). However, Project Mirai is technically a spin-off series of games and so far has only appeared on the 3DS …

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DreamcastGaga visits SEGAKawaii store

We reported the other week that to help launch its new ‘cute’ clothing brand, SEGAKawaii would be holding a two-week long exhibition in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Unfortunately what with the SEGA Nerds’ team being based mostly in the US and me floating around on the the lonely isles of the UK, we haven’t been able to go visit the temporary …

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