Happy Console Gamer is one of my favorite Youtube channels and has been since it’s first year of inception. Watch this enthusiasm-filled video for Johnny’s memories of the SMS!
One of my favorite Sega-centric Youtube series made it’s return today, My Life with Sega. His new video is on the stylish Sega Genesis brawler Comix Zone. Enjoy and be sure to check out his last series of videos.
I missed this on various forums somehow, but it’s better late than never.
The Sega Channel is a new Youtube endeavor to highlight Sega games in the same vein of G4 TV’s Icons. Hopefully they keep going and honing their style. Be sure to check out some of their older videos on the SMS.
It was announced this week that Funimation has acquired the rights to distribute the anime film Bayonetta: Bloody Fate in North America, which we posted about back in last October. They’ll be showing a sneak peak of the English dub at this year’s Anime Expo in July with Director Fuminori Kizaki as special guest.
Assembler Games user Dreamcast recently posted their work in progress, the Dreamcast Moband, a Modem to Broadband replacement adapter. Essentially, once finished, it will allow a standard DC to communicate via ethernet cables without needing one of those Broadband Adapters that still go for hundreds of dollars. Now DC homebrew developers will have a new tool to help develop online games or functionality for the Dreamcast.
You can learn more about it by checking out this thread on Assembler Games.
If you’re looking for some new (or old) Sega PC games to play, then go check out GreenManGaming’s Sega sale today. Games and bundles are reduced by as much as 80% and everything is un-lockable on Steam as well. There’s everything from Aliens Colonial Marines to Sonic to Sega’s popular RTS games. Oh, and a Typing of the Dead: Overkill bundle.
You get Jet Set Radio for free with any other game purchased on that page today. Not bad.
So… this actually seems a lot better than I had assumed it was going to be. Our kids seemed to like it and I didn’t roll my eyes. Could this be the best Sonic animated series since Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic SatAm)? Maybe.
The show is being created by OuiDo! Entertainment in collaboration with Sega of America. It will debut in America on Cartoon Network and on Canal J and Gulli in France sometime in October 2014. The show picks up the story after the Wii U game Rise of Lyric and 3DS game Shattered Crystal.
The Sonic Boom TV Series is part of Sega’s new push to make Sonic more appealing to Western audiences.
The original Bayonetta was a fantastic action game developed by Platinum Games and published by Sega in 2009. Sadly, their publication deal together ended, but we’re at least seeing more of this wonderful witch. On the Wii-U, at least. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Bayonetta 2 is going to arrive on the Wii-U in October 2014 and was recently revealed to include the original game (at least for the retail version). The game will also include some special Nintendo-inspired costumes like Link, Princess Peach, and Samus. The costumes may or may not force sound effects from their respective games to be used during Bayonetta (it’s not 100% clear in the trailer).
Bayonetta was one of my favorite games of the prior console generation and I’d highly recommend Wii-U owners to take a look at it’s sequel. At worst, you can play the first game, which I know is very, very solid.