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SEGA announces Initial D Perfect Shift Online as first free-to-play game on 3DS

15 Dec

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We’re kinda fond of anime and manga, and sure a new Initial D game is something that doesn’t slip off our radar. With our great pleasure (and curiosity) SEGA has announced a brand new game based on Initial D series for the Nintendo 3DS, called Initial D Perfect Shift Online.

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Watch How Videogames Changed the World documentary here

1 Dec

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If yesterday evening you missed the documentary How Videogames Changed the World, hosted by Charlie Brooker on Channel 4, it’s no big deal, because C4 has been so kind to upload it on its YouTube channel, full-lenght.

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Atlus is free to use dormant SEGA IPs

1 Dec

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In a recent interview with Famitsu, the famous japanese video games website, Sega Sammy’s Chief Operating Officer, Naoya Tsurumi, explained a bit more what are the company’s plan for the future of ATLUS, given the recent acquisition of its mother company Index Corp by SEGA.

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Why the Nintendo Wii U is region-locked? Iwata answers

28 Nov

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Being a gamer and a Japan-lover is very common, but let’s talk straight, it’s always been a bit of a pain in the ass, especially if you own a Nintendo console.

And now that we’re basically in a new generation of gaming systems, the Wii U is the only home console keeping the region-lock for its games. We’re not here to state how cool are Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for allowing you play import games, but to try to understand the reasons behind Nintendo region policy on both Wii U and 3DS (that unlike its predecessor is NOT region-free either).

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f announced for PlayStation VITA

28 Nov

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F ps3 europe usa

After the unexpected announcement and release of Hatsune Miku Projec DIVA f for PlayStation3 in Europe and North America, SEGA amaze us again announcing the PlayStation VITA version of the game for the western markets.

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New Taiko no Tatsujin game available for Wii U in Japan

28 Nov

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Despite the lack of sales, the Wii U is getting new interesting games, at least in its homeland, Japan.

A new Taiko game, called Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U (or 太鼓の達人WiiUば~じょん!), is available in Japan since last week. This is just the latest installment of a long-running series of music games, using traditional japanese drums as insruments, appeared on almos every game system of the last decade.

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SEGA trademarking Shenmue 3 exposed as a hoax

27 Nov

SHENMUE 3 HOAX

As we suspected, we’re sorry to report that the news about SEGA trademarking Shenmue 3 we posted earlier today is almost certainly fake. Various hints lead to a hoax, for example the lack of an application reference number on the website.

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SEGA trademarks Shenmue 3

27 Nov

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Just yesterday we told you about Yu Suzuki, creator of acclaimed (and unfinished) Shenmue saga, confirmed as host at the next GDC 2014 to talk about his Dreamcast classic, in a Postmortem conference.

Today we’re quite surprised to report something we didn’t expect. In fact, SEGA has trademarked Shenmue 3 on the OHIM, the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. Here’s you can find the details.

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Yu Suzuki will talk about Shenmue at next GDC 2014 Classic Game Postmortem

26 Nov

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And we’re here again to write about Yu Suzuki. This time is not a supposed Shenmue 3 release or some other not-veryfied small talk rumor, BUT it is Shenmue related.

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Developer M2 talks about SEGA’s Space Harrier 3D port

26 Nov

Naoki Horii M2 Yosuke Okunari SEGA CS3

 

This thursday the 3DS eShop will finally be hit with 3D classics from SEGA, including arcade masterpiece Space Harrier.

The game is obviously published by SEGA, but the actual port of the old arcade game (alongside with all the other SEGA classics for the Nintendo 3DS) is made by developer M2, that started in the industry many years ago and it’s responsible for the SEGA AGES compilations on Saturn, and eventually, on PlayStation 2 and Wii Virtual Console.

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