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What we’ve missed…

In case you didn’t know, SEGA Nerds was originally bringing you all your SEGA-related news, gossip, reviews and features from way back in 2004 (or 2005?), and after some complications in the real world, we had to finally shut our online doors back in early 2011. As a result, we have been off the radar for about two years. Of …

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Crazy SEGA marketing: Seaman

Believe it or not, there was a time when video game companies did more than post screenshots or gameplay videos to Facebook to promote a video game. They didn’t always rely on “countdown” websites, either. Sometimes, companies like SEGA would do some pretty batshit crazy stuff to stir interest in a new game. Beginning today, we’re going to run a …

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SEGA’s contributions to Vita’s first year

As has been proven countless times in the past, games sell systems. The Playstation Vita certainly struggled during its first year and this lack of sales is usually attributed to a lack of quality games. While it’s true that the system has failed to gain the “buzz” needed to move huge numbers of any product, look a little deeper and …

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An apology to the SEGA community

Now that we have brought SEGA Nerds back to life, I think I owe the community a public apology and an explanation about why the website went away. First off, I am very sorry to have left the great community that so many worked to create. SEGA Nerds was and still is my favorite website of all time. Through running …

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Donate $20K to Big Blue, get a ‘real’ dolphin

After a few days since his Kickstarter campaign was started to create a new Ecco the Dolphin underwater creature game called Big Blue, game designer Ed Annunziata sent an update to backers alerting them to a new reward tier. If you donate $20,000 or more, you will get “an actual LIVE dolphin.” After, we presume, your payment clears, Ed and …

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Ecco the Dolphin creator ‘Kickstarting’ underwater game

While we’re still waiting on a true Ecco the Dolphin sequel, we may have the next best thing. Ecco’s original designer, Ed Annunziata, and its composer, Spencer Nilsen, have created a Kickstarter campaign to fund their next project, currently called Big Blue. Set at a modest $665,000 goal, the campaign’s stretch goals are quite notable. If it surpasses its goal …

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Review: Yakuza – Dead Souls

The next heavily anticipated chapter in the Yakuza series is here. Please welcome Yakuza: Dead Souls. Fans of the franchise have watched it unfold into a game of intense action, heavy story, and wide open exploration. Every game will give you hours and hours of exploration, with the average length of each title clocking in at a meaty 30-40 hours… And …

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SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 1

Heyyyooo! Guess what, ladies and gentlemen? The SEGA Nerdcast is back! Graham, Nathan and myself will be your primary hosts, but the rest of the SEGA Nerds team will show up quite often, as well. One of the primary changes from the Nerdcast Originals is we’re doing a live video show. You can watch us by subscribing to our YouTube …

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How to play Valkyria Chronicles 2 on your PlayStation Vita

When Sony released its list of PlayStation Portable games that would be functional on the PlayStation Vita, one Sega game in particular was missing from the list and fans were left scratching their heads. The game in question was Valkyria Chronicles 2 (VC2), and even though the Vita has been out for more than a year the question is still …

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We are back!

That’s right, SEGA Nerds is back and better than ever! Graham, Nathan, James, Ryan and I are extremely excited about bringing it back and have been hard at work behind the scenes to get it ready for today’s relaunch. We have some very exciting things in store for the site. Longtime readers will be familiar with many of the returning …

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Soundtrack Flashback: Sonic the Hedgehog

Welcome to the SEGA Nerds version of my Soundtrack Flashback. For those who don’t know exactly what I do in this feature, it is pretty simple. I go back through years and years of video game soundtracks and spotlight a soundtrack from some of the most popular games of the past. On occasion, some of the games are lesser known …

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Our favorite SN memories

While we’ve been spending much of the day reminiscing and talking about how excited we are about the new site, we thought it’d be great to remember our favorite moments of the old SEGA Nerds. There were so many great times that we had running the site and covering SEGA that we couldn’t list them all here, but I think …

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Sonic CD

Review: Sonic CD

[With the recent news that Christian “Taxman” Whitehead will be handling an updated port of the original Sonic the Hedgehog for mobile devices, we thought it would be relevant to revisit his first official Sega collaboration: the superb port of Sonic CD that was released at the end of 2011. Enjoy this retro review, which was originally posted on one of Nathan’s personal …

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Five Saturn games we want to see go downloadable

What with the release of NiGHTS into Dreams on PSN and XBLA, we were wondering: “What other Saturn games would be great on modern digital platforms?” Now it’s actually a tougher question to answer than one might think. If I had it my way, about 80 to 90 percent of Saturn games would be updated and re-released on modern systems …

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