I recently obtained a new smartphone and decided to re-emerge myself into to world of podcasting again. I subscribed to all of my favorites and got around to the Sega Addict podcast to discover… it’s no more. This is a real downer.
If you’ve never checked it out before, head over and give them a listen. There’s 150 podcasts filled with Sega memories and a ton of good humor.
They have spun off a new infrequently published podcast called Gaming of the Shrew that now covers all things gaming.
It’s hard for Shenmue fans to let the promising and ambitious series go. The game was a technical achievement on the Dreamcast back in 1999 and touched many hearts with it’s endearing charms. The climax and epilogue at the end of Shenmue II certainly doesn’t help the hunger.
Recently, there’s been a bunch of news concerning the franchise.
First, back in March, Yu Suzuki stated he’s actively looking into ways to continue the series. One of those possibilities is a Kickstarter campaign to help fund it, but he gave no solid details. He told Eurogamer “just now, I don’t have anything I can say yet. I can’t announce right now – but I’m making something.”
Did you just feel butterflies in your stomach?
Later in the month, the new Xbox chief at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, revealed that the most requested game from Xbox owners is in fact Shenmue III.
Then, yet again, in May, Sega renewed the Shenmue trademark. This is most likely a move to protect their IP, but with all of the positive buzz this Spring, perhaps the wheels really are turning. A fanboy can only hope.
Hello, good groovers, Earth People … 14 voices out there in the darkness – tis I, your voice of the night, Chakan. It’s been a while.
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation is a book by Blake J. Harris that the majority of my visitors will likely be interested in. It covers the 16-bit era feud between Sega and Nintendo during the early 1990s.
It’s also being adapted into a feature film by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the guys who brought you Pinneapple Express and This is the End. It’ll be interesting to see their take on things if the film comes to life.
Check out this clip below to get a feel for the book.
If you happen to have a PS3 and a PS Plus membership, then you can now download and play Binary Domain for free. Nagoshi’s third-person shooter became available on November 18th on the service. It received fairly decent scores from the press upon it’s release, averaging about a 75% out of 100% score.
I guess there’s a bright side to my having forgotten to cancel my PS Plus subscription this month!
So Sega bought Atlus’ parent company recently, as we wrote about previously being rumored. I’m personally pretty stoked by it, having been a fan of the SMT franchise for a number of years now. This means Sega will receive additional revenue and Atlus might end up sticking around for the long haul.
Atlus has released a teaser trailer for Persona 5, due out in Japanland Winter of 2014 for the PS3.
I just wanted to drop a memo about a newer website started recently called Sega Masters. It seeks to do with the Sega Master System’s library what Chrontendo did with the NES. That is, to work through the console’s library by release date, one game at a time. So far, the author’s up to 7 games and counting.
If you act between now and November 1st, you can secure yourself a copy of The Typing of the Dead Overkill through Steam for just $9.99. That amounts to a 50% discount off the retail price. Not too bad!
Click here to check it out on the Steam store.
Bayonetta was one of my favorite games from the last handful of years. It sucks a fat one that it’s sequel is headed only to the Wii U, but I suppose it had a much smaller chance of happening otherwise.
Regardless, some folks made an anime movie based on it. It’s being helmed by Fuminori Kizaki, who is renowned for his work on Afro Samurai. It is being released in Japan on November 23rd, 2013. It looks… pretty decent. I’m hoping it will be a lot of fun.
Happen to have a Playstation Move but no cool games to justify it? Then check out the House of the Dead Bundle on PSN. This week, Sony’s cut the price down to $14.99. If you have a PS+ subscription, the price is reduced to $7.50. Not a bad deal for House of the Dead 3, House of the Dead 4, and House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut.
You can check out more stuff on sale over here.
Hello friends, it’s been a short while.
I had just read over on another website that a Sega fan is looking to complete his collection of Sega-specific magazines. He is down to missing 23 and has 670 in his collection.
Now, you might be asking yourself, “Why should I give a fuck about this?”
Well, friends, he’s proposing to eventually scan and upload all of them to the interwebs! How cool is that?
Below is a list of the missing issues. If you happen to be able to help him out, send him an email at email@example.com .
MegaTech : 37,38, 40-44
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming : 25, 31-37
Sega Zone : 22
Sega XS: 24
Sega XS Classics : 19,22
Mega Power : 22
Mega Machines : 1,4
Saturn+ : 3-5
Hopefully we get these babies online someday to enjoy!