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Monday Links: Edition To Be Determined Edition

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Unicorns.

Retro/Bits News

Sonic/SEGA News

  • Sonic Dash got a temporary update which adds Zazz from Sonic Lost World as a boss. [SEGAbits]
  • If you live in the US and own a PS3 with a Playstation Plus account, you’ll be able to downlaod the incredibly underrated Binary Domain for free [Go give it a try]
  • Typing of the Dead: Overkill was announced and released for PC on the same day [Steam]
  • SEGA’s 3D Classics line-up for 3DS has been priced and dated for the US and Europe [SEGA Blog]
  • SEGA-Sammy made some money [Yay finances] Continue Reading
Animation, Game News, Interviews, Miscellaneous, Sega Retro

Monday Links: Animu Edition

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And by animu I only mean Kill la Kill. It’s a show in which school uniforms give people powerful powers and there’s different tiers of powerful school uniforms and it’s made by the same guys who made Gurren Lagann. Go watch Kill la Kill you guys. Also some big Sonic stuff happened.

Retro/Bits News

  • Forum member Jayextee is making his own neat-looking game called [SLAVE]
  • George, Barry and Bartman did a commentary on Shenmue the Movie [SEGA Cinema]
  • The SEGAbits The Cave contest ends tomorrow, you can still enter and try to win some stuff [Contest]
  • Speaking of The Cave, here’s an interview with Ron Gilbert by [SEGAbits]
  • My Life with SEGA revisits the Alien Trilogy [Youtube]

Sonic/SEGA News

  • Nintendo brought the incredibly shocking news that Sonic will be in Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS [Smuggy smug]
  • The first CG Sonic cartoon is coming to Cartoon Network next year [Sonic Boom]
  • Gametrailers dug up some new details on Michael Jackson’s involvement with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 [Gametrailers]
  • If you’re one of those guys who likes to spoil everything before he plays a game, here are all of the worlds and color powers in Sonic Lost World [I’m not looking]
  • Ikaruga is on Steam Greenlight, vote for it if you want the game to be released on PC! [Steam Greenlight]
  • SEGA is making a Plants vs. Zombies arcade game [Arcade Heroes] Continue Reading
Community, Game News, Humor, Miscellaneous, Podcasts, Sega Retro, Site News

Tuesday Links: TGS Happened Edition

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So either because not much was shown this year or because everyone is playing GTA V, I don’t think anyone noticed that TGS happened last week. But even though nobody cares anymore, SEGA still had a decent showing at the event. With them showing the first gameplay footage of Yakuza Ishin and Puyo Puyo Tetris. Also they bought Atlus and now everything is ruined for people in western countries who want Atlus games.

Retro/Bits News

  • Forum member Jason spent his summer making a Sonic Generations stage called Titanic Timber and released the alpha version [Forums]
  • We did another Vidya Retro live stream, and I actually joined in for about 20-30 minutes! [Vidya Retro]
  • This week’s Swingin’ Report Show guest stars our very own Bartman3010 [Swingin’ Report Show #51]
  • There’s also a new episode of the other SEGAbits’ podcast [Sonic Talk #23]

Sonic/SEGA News

  • There was all of this Sonic Lost World stuff [Here’s the round-up]
  • There’s also this TGS trailer for Sonic Lost World I didn’t mention in there [Youtube]
  • Mario & Sonic at the 2014 Winter Olympics will be released on November 8th [CVG]
  • Atlus joins the SEGA family [SEGAbits]
  • The Dreamcast version of Toejam & Earl 3 has been discovered [Forums]
  • A new fighting game called Dengeki Bunko Fight Climax has been announced [Shoryuken]
  • This new trailer for Yakuza Ishin shows what the gameplay is like [Youtube]
  • There’s also a trailer for Puyo Puyo Tetris [Youtube again]
  • And one for Phantasy Star Nova as well [Another gosh darn Youtube link]
  • Speaking of which, there are currently no plans to release Phantasy Star Nova in the west [SEGA-Addicts] Continue Reading
Podcasts, Sega Retro

A Look at Elusive Dreamcast Titles on Vidya Retro


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This week on Vidya Retro we look at what could have been after the passing of the Dreamcast as we take a look at unreleased games and other elusive Dreamcast products as well as a pre-show look at the Android version of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing.

Games covered include released and unreleased Dreamcast games, as well as games running on commercial and homebrew emulators through Dreamcast such as Half-Life, Bleemcast! with Metal Gear Solid, Propeller Arena – Aviation Battle Championship, Wacky Races, Fur Fighters, Sam & Max: Hit the Road and Doom II – Hell on Earth.

Commentators include Sonic Retro members Bartman3010, TimmiT, Overlord, Cinossu and David the Lurker. Listen as they trudge up old Dreamcast information from the US Dreamcast magazine and guess review scores for Dreamcast games.

Game News, Miscellaneous, Sega Consoles, Sega Retro

Monday Links: Obligatory Dreamcast Anniversary Post Edition

20090909dreamcastBecause only the American release date of a console matters, people decided that today is the 14th anniversary of the Dreamcast. And to celebrate this on Sonic Retro is me: the one staff member that didn’t even know about the Dreamcast until it was already dead! Or you can just take a look at the things SEGAbits is doing, that might also be a viable option. Also we might stream something later today.

Retro/Bits News

Sonic/SEGA News

  • Phantasy Star Nova was announced at a Japanese Sony press conference today for the Playstation Vita and is being developed by tri-Ace (known for Star Ocean and Resonance of Fate) [SEGAbits]
  • Another likely Japan-only game, Yakuza Ishin is coming to the PS3 and PS4 [Youtube]
  • A new trailer of Hero Bank was released [Also Japan-only]
  • SEGA has some new hardware named Nu, and the first game to use it is Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone [Siliconera]
  • The Creative Assembly got Extra Credits to do a video series about Roman history for Total War: Rome II [Youtube]
  • The Castle of Illusion remake was released on XBLA, PSN and [Steam]
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Community, Game News, Miscellaneous, Retro Contests, Sega Retro, Site News

I Forgot to do a Monday Links: Rated E10+ Edition

ESRB_E10+It’s the grand return of the not Monday Links! Seeing how some things happened (or are happening), I guess there’s reason enough to do one of these again. Also I’m bored and don’t want to do the things I should be doing. Anyway, here are some links:

Retro News

  • Tomorrow is the last day you can add a new entry to the Sonic Hacking Contest 2013, so this is your last chance if you still have something you want to place in the contest! [SHC2013]
  • Also tomorrow, an update to the Sonic Adventure Generations mod which adds 2 new levels. [Youtube]

Sonic/SEGA News

  • A whole 15 minutes of gameplay of the Castle of Illusion re-imagining. [SEGAbits]
  • The ESRB has put up the rating summary for Sonic Lost World explaining why it is rated E10+ revealing incredibly dark generic things villains usually say, obviously various fans overreact about it. [ESRB]
  • Yuji Naka’s new game Rodea the Sky Soldier is still a thing. [Ferraris for everyone!]
  • SEGA announced a new Sakura Wars game for Mobage while nobody wants it. [SEGAbits]
  • A new Sonic game was announced and released. [Hurr hurr hurrrrrr] Continue Reading
Game News, Sega Retro

GDC 2013: Sonic 1 Remastered and More Headed to Mobile Devices

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UPDATE: Taxman has confirmed on our forums that he and Stealth are the ones behind this new version. He has also said that there’ll be the usual improvements and fan service like with his updated version of Sonic CD. So you can expect some good stuff from this.

Fresh from Game Developers Conference, Sega is dropping some hot news for mobile development. Namely the appearance of the original Sonic the Hedgehog on iOS and Android devices for $2.99. No release date has been revealed at this point, however it is going to be granted additional features. Not only will there be a rock solid framerate matching the widescreen display, you’re also getting Time Attack modes and a remastered soundtrack as well. Its possible that this could be rebuilt using the Retro engine as evidenced by this tweet from Taxman himself:

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There are also rumblings that Sonic 2 may also see a similar re-release. In the meantime, Sega has also announced mobile editions of Puzzle Pirates, House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Files and Godsrule. Puzzle Pirates is set for release within Spring of this year, while the others are To Be Decided. Be sure to check out the gallery below for a first glimpse at each of these titles.

[Source: Android Police, The Sonic Stadium, Sega-Press]

 

Hardware, Podcasts, Sega Consoles, Sega Retro

Retro Livestream Today — Help Us Look for Sailors at 10PM GMT (6PM EST)


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It’s been awhile since we last did a live stream. Watch us play through a random assortment of Sega Dreamcast games and maybe we’ll go hunt for some sailors while we’re at it. We’ll be starting the show later today at 10PM GMT. (Or 6PM EST if you prefer.) The stream is over, however you should be able to watch the archived version right here. Or click play on the video above.