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SEGA, Atlus announce European publishing deal with Deep Silver

In late April, we learned that NIS America would no longer publish Atlus games in Europe. At the time, many surmised that SEGA of Europe would take over these publishing duties, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case. SEGA and Atlus have announced a new publishing deal with Deep Silver to bring several upcoming SEGA and Atlus …

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PlayStation Plus users can get Yakuza 5 for free on PS3

[Update: It appears to have been fixed on the North America PSN Store, but our friends in Europe can still get it free if they’re a PS Plus subscriber.] If you were still on the fence about grabbing Yakuza 5, now might be as good a chance as any. According the the PSN Store, PlayStation Plus users can download Yakuza 5 …

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SEGA purchases Endless Space developer, Amplitude Studios

SEGA Europe has announced it’s acquired Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios for an undisclosed amount on July 1. Amplitude Studios is based in Paris and has previously developed the well-regarded Endless strategy series, which includes Endless Space, Endless Legend and Dungeons of the Endless. In all, the series has sold about 2.4 million copies to date, according to MCV UK. …

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Here’s a closer look at Sonic the Hedgehog in LEGO Dimensions

Back in June, we reported on the amazing news that Sonic the Hedgehog would be coming to LEGO Dimensions. The trailer showed Sonic swiping The Ring from Gollum in classic Sonic fashion, but we didn’t get an actual look at the LEGO Sonic figure. Mark Warburton, who’s the Producer at TT Games for LEGO Dimensions, recently shared some images of …

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What unreleased accessories can tell us about an alternative future for the Dreamcast?

When we talk about accessories for video games, no other console brought so many interesting accessories as Dreamcast did. The console that introduced accessories like VMU, Jump Pack, VGA Box, Microphone, DreamEye, BroadBand Adapter and many others also has an interesting list of unreleased accessories. SEGA had interesting plans before the decision to stop the production of the Dreamcast and …

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Full censorship details of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE revealed

The YouTube channel Censored Gaming has been doing a remarkable job covering Tokyo Mirage Session #FE and the censorship controversy of its localization to the west. Now that the game is finally available on our shores, Censored Gaming has a full breakdown of the content censored out as compared to the Japanese original. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is a crossover …

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SEGA of America and Atlus will be at Anime Expo 2016 in LA

This year’s E3 featured a number of great showings by SEGA and Atlus, including some awesome presentations for Yakuza 0 and Persona 5. Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, King of Fighters XIV, and Rock of Ages II were also at their booth, and you could have tried out the demos for yourself. Atlus and SEGA have recently announced that the …

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Watch the first Mega Visions cover come to life

Did you get a chance to check out the early “ruffy” version of the launch cover of Mega Visions we published couple days ago? If not, you have to check out this video where Mega Visions cover artist Rob Duenas and I talk through him going through the initial stages of creating the ToeJam and Earl cover. We discuss his history working …

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Shenmue III’s team celebrates the campaign’s first anniversary with a new video

It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since that fateful day, when Shenmue fans heard the announcement that they’ve been waiting 15 years to hear. Sony’s Adam Boyes brought out Yu Suzuki to thunderous applause, and announced that Shenmue III was finally coming out. One year later, Suzuki-san celebrates the team’s one year anniversary with a video …

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New Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Trailer

This week, SEGA showed off a new trailer for Sonic Toon: Fire & Ice (AKA Sonic Boom, for us western folk). The trailer showcases a lot of high-speed action and the new fire and ice abilities. Otherwise, you’ll probably just want to watch the trailer rather than read me ramble on about it. Besides, the commentary is all in Japanese, …

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Road Rash’s spiritual successor launches Oct. 15 for PC and Jan. 15 for Xbox One and PS4

During the 1990s, racing fans has the pleasure of experiencing Road Rash on their SEGA Genesis. The first game was updated for later SEGA consoles/peripherals, including SEGA CD and SEGA Saturn. A spiritual successor to Road Rash was announced back in 2014, which became quite successful on Kickstarter. Road Redemption‘s release date was pushed back for good reason. “We decided …

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