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Shenmue and the success of ‘playing life’

As human beings with busy lives, errands, obligations, and chores, there is something enthralling about sitting down and playing a game that features errands, obligations, and chores. That was Shenmue. For those too young to remember SEGA’s hit open-world action-adventure video game for Dreamcast in 1999, Shenmue featured a young hero (you) by the name of Ryo Hazuki, who traversed …

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The Sonic 2 and Team Blast variant covers of Sonic Universe #95

Is Archie Comics cancelling Sonic?

The only reason I visit Barnes & Noble aside from reading young adult novels is because they carried the one comic book that Publix stopped stocking their magazine shelves with over a decade ago: Sonic the Hedgehog by Archie Comics. My cousin Nicholas introduced me to the comic at Border’s in the summer of 2005, five years before the Great Recession …

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A music album that’s being made on a Genesis cartridge is coming this August

We’ve played music on many mediums including CDs, tapes, and vinyl, but how about a SEGA Genesis cartridge? Catskull Electronics/YM2017 plans on releasing a compilation album on a Genesis cartridge, with a scheduled release date of August 2017.  Here are the official details: Submission deadline is June 30, 2017 Songs must be composed for the Sega Genesis using Deflemask or …

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SEGA Nerds News Roundup 5/12/17

SEGA Nerds News Roundup 5/12/17 There has been a ton of news this week; Here’s all of the latest news stories for you to catch up on:  New Endless Space 2 trailer shows how to ‘eXpand’ across the universe SEGA and Amplitude Studios have just released a new trailer for their turn-based, sci-fi grand strategy game, Endless Space 2. Now, this …

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Sonic Mania: Flying Battery Zone gameplay revealed

SEGA has released a new screenshots and a gameplay video for Sonic Mania, showcasing footage of Knuckles making his way through Flying Battery Zone Act 1 in the game. For those who don’t know Flying Battery Zone was a level originally featured as the second level in Sonic & Knuckles and the eight level in Sonic 3 & Knuckles (when the …

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The best old-school web-based games

Whilst 2017 has seen plenty of next-gen console disappointments like Mass Effect: Andromeda, most of us will know how it’s those retro games that offer failsafe gaming entertainment. And in particular, it’s old web-based games that feature clunky pixelated graphics and pretty basic gameplay that never fails to amuse. So here’s a look back over some of those great web-based …

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Vanquish PC port officially announced

A few weeks ago we reported how SEGA left a little teaser package in a Bayonetta Steam update, hinting that a Vanquish port could be on the cards and we are so glad to say that, today, SEGA announced that Vanquish will indeed be the latest in a line of PC ports! Whoop! The game is set to launch on Thursday 25th May, …

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Tutorial: How to make a Dreamcast game using the Titan IDE

Have you ever dreamed of developing your own Dreamcast game? Chances are, especially if you’re reading this, the answer is probably “yes.” Just like you, I’ve always had this dream, but the big question and hurdle was always “Where do I start?” There are many questions and unfortunately the answers are hidden over the internet in obscure forums sometimes in posts of …

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