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A New Book About Sega Includes Incredibly Detailed Pop-up Paper Models of Its Iconic Arcade Games

With a Sonic the Hedgehog film setting records at the box office, now’s as good a time as any to reflect on Sega’s glory days in the ‘80s and ‘90s. But instead of focusing on consoles, a new book takes a deep dive on Sega’s iconic ride-on arcade machines and includes intricate pop-up paper models of six standouts.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Books, Games, Science, Design, Video Games, Sega, Pop Up Books, Read Only Memory


Pop-up book of classic Sega arcade cabinets

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History [Read Only Memory] is a beautifully-illustrated hardcover book about six classic Sega "body sensation" arcade cabinets – Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, After Burner, Thunder Blade and Power Drift – complete with pop-up cardboard models. Accompanying this 3D showcase is a written history from Guardian games writer and best-selling novelist, Keith Stuart, punctuated by specially restored production artwork and beautifully reproduced in-game screens. The book features...
Tags: Post, Books, Games, News, History, Sega, Yu Suzuki, Keith Stuart, Power Drift


CS Soapbox: How Sonic’s Mid-Credits Scene Sets Up Sonic 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: How Sonic’s Mid-Credits Scene Sets Up Sonic 2 The time has finally come for the big screen debut of Sega’s lovable blue speedster Sonic the Hedgehog and critics and audiences were happily surprised with the end result, praising the tone and Sonic’s visual design, along with Jim Carrey’s performance harking back to his early career hits and racing to a $57 million opening, setting the record for the biggest opening weekend of a video game film. While not many ...
Tags: Movies, China, US, Earth, Egypt, Jim Carrey, Sega, Angel Island, Knuckles, ComingSoon, Sonic, Robotnik, Ivo Robotnik, Tom James Marsden, James Marsden Ben Schwartz, Green Hills Montana


The Morning Watch: Making of ‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’, ‘Locke & Key’ Comic Comparison & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn how ILMxLAB created the immersive Star Wars virtual reality quest Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest. Plus, find out about the differences between Netflix’s Locke & Key series and the comic series tha...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Parks, Joe Hill, Locke, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, The Morning Watch, Locke and Key, Vader Immortal, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series


Sonic the Hedgehog Sprints to First Place at the Box Office!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sonic the Hedgehog Sprints to First Place at the Box Office! Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog shot like Cupid’s Arrow to #1 at the Valentine’s Day Weekend box office with a $57 million three day debut and a $68 million estimated four day. The impressive debut speeds past last year’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu to crown Sonic for the biggest opening ever for a video game movie. This is a huge win for Paramount and director Jeff Fowler, who took the poisonous response to...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sony, Michael Pena, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Will Ferrell, Sega, Paramount, Valentine, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Issa Rae, CinemaScore, ComingSoon, Movie News


Shin Sakura Taisen Western Release Dated

Westerners can have their first English-subtitled experience of the Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) franchise come April 28th on the PS4, that is if they don’t mind it being a deviation from most the games in the franchise. The physical release of the newest installment of the Sakura Taisen series is set to come with a […]
Tags: Translation, Games, English, Anime, Announcements, Sega, Release Dates, Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Taisen, Sakura Taisen Sakura Wars


Textmode Space Harrier

What you see before you here is frenetic, graphics-heavy 1985 arcade game Space Harrier as a textmode app. Though represented as chunky extended-ASCII characters, the underlying game is startlingly authentic, with bosses, pylons, tunnel staages and music all running at the Sega classic's freakishly fast clip. It's not a clever terminal project floating up on Hacker News: it's actually the conversion for the MZ-700, a 1982 Japanese 8-bit, apparently created by Kazuhiro Furuhata in 1988. But t...
Tags: Post, Video, Games, News, Sega, ASCII, Textmode, Kazuhiro Furuhata


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Review: An Exhausting Video Game Adaptation With an Identity Crisis

Who is Sonic the Hedgehog for? What is the target audience for a film that wants to take its cues from Deadpool but also family films about the Easter Bunny? Ostensibly, children should want very badly to see this movie adaptation of the long-running Sega video game about an extremely fast blue animal. But Sonic the Hedgehog can’t figure out if its audience is the parents of those children — those of us who grew up with the first iteration of Sonic — or kids themselves. The result is...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Montana, Earth, Features, Movie Reviews, Jim Carrey, Deadpool, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Pacific Northwest, Video Game, Parks


Super Sonic: creating the new sound of Sega's hedgehog hit

J-pop veteran Masato Nakamura’s soundtrack for the original Sonic game was an instant classic. Tom Holkenborg on reimagining that bold music for the big-budget film versionIf you’re a video game player of a certain age, the words Green Hill Zone will immediately bring to mind not only a certain blue spiky hero but also the sound of bright, crisp, high-tempo synth chords and a drum-machine beat. The music to Sonic the Hedgehog, composed by J-pop veteran Masato Nakamura, encapsulated the look and ...
Tags: Games, Film, Youtube, Los Angeles, Culture, Film adaptations, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Platform Games, Nakamura, Tom Holkenborg, Green Hill Zone, Science fiction and fantasy films, Masato Nakamura


Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog (Voice) Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Robb Neal McDonough as Major Bennington Directed by Jeff Fowler Written by Patrick Casey & Josh Miller Summary: In another world, Sonic the Hedgehog lives on an island paradise filled with lush wildlife and architecturally pristine landscapes formed to accompany his speedy skills. While free to roam ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nintendo, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Tom, Ben, Carrey, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Patrick Casey Josh Miller, Tom Wachowski, Robotnik James Marsden, Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally


Sonic the Hedgehog Review #2

Rating:  BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7.5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, aka Eggman Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Rob Directed by Jeff Fowler Sonic the Hedgehog review #2: Detective Pikachu, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Super Mario Bros. The list of film adaptations of video games goes on and sees a range of strong efforts to true crimes against both film and gamer communities, and the latest comes in ...
Tags: Movies, Earth, Movie Reviews, Nintendo, Pokemon, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Schwartz, James Marsden, Pikachu, Carrey, ComingSoon, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Featurette: Zany Jim Carrey from the ’90s Is Back as Dr. Robotnik

Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to pla...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Jim-Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Parks, Tom, Carrey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Behind the Scenes Footage, Oren Uziel


Persona 5 Royal, Mario Olympics & Sakura Wars Sales “Below Expectations”

Sega has announced that long-awaited titles such as Persona 5: The Royal, Shin Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sold poorly in the third quarter of 2019. Although the individual sales figures are not included, the company’s recent earnings report claims that all three titles suffered from […]
Tags: Business, Games, Sales, Mario, Tokyo, Anime, Persona, Sega, Sonic, Sakura Taisen, Royal Shin Sakura Taisen Sakura Wars


Sega × Monogatari Collab Cafe Looking Quite Nostalgic

Sega and the Monogatari series is collaborating by way of a special cafe, offering up an assortment of Monogatari-themed dishes and desserts – on top of limited original goods for purchase – that will compel any avid fan of the franchise to go check it out. The lavish event (which requires advanced reservation) will take […]
Tags: Food, Marketing, Anime, Sega, Cafe, Akihabara, Bakemonogatari, Image Gallery, Anime Goods, Monogatari


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip and Super Bowl Spot: Jim Carrey and the Blue Speedster Ham It Up

The release of Sonic the Hedgehog is just two weeks away. The SEGA video game character took some extra time coming to the big screen to get a much-needed makeover that wouldn’t terrify audiences with his human teeth and wide-set eyes (the new version looks very close to his classic design). Was it worth the wait? You’ll have to watch the new Sonic the Hedgehog clip and Super Bowl spot to get a better idea. Sonic the Hedgehog Clip First up, we have a new Sonic the Hedgehog clip featuring...
Tags: Comedy, Family Films, Paramount Pictures, Sci-Fi, Super Bowl, Video Clips, Video Game, James-Marsden, Jim-Carrey, Sonic the Hedgehog


World’s Fastest Athletes Praise Sonic The Hedgehog in Big Game Spot

World’s Fastest Athletes Praise Sonic The Hedgehog in Big Game Spot Paramount has just debuted a new promo for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie, which is just a couple of weeks away. What do Michael Thomas, Christian McCaffrey, Allyson Felix, and Kyle Busch have in common? Well, they all like speed and are fast, each in their own way. But they also have to concede that there is someone who is even faster than all of them. “I raced the fastest in the world,” says the 200 meters Olympic ch...
Tags: Video, Movies, Earth, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Tom, Kyle Busch, Tika Sumpter, Movie News, Ivo Robotnik, Felix He, Robotnik Jim Carrey, Tom Wachowski James Marsden Sonic


Phantasy Star Online 2 Xbox Closed Beta Starts Next Week

The official Twitter account behind the Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2 has announced the closed Xbox One beta tests for the game will officially open on February 7th. Players accepted into the beta will be able to complete several missions as well as Urgent Quests, which will be timely spread throughout the full […]
Tags: Games, Xbox One, Anime, Announcements, MMORPG, Sega, Beta, Phantasy Star


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip: James Marsden is Being a Really Good Sport About All This

One would have thought that after starring in the Easter-themed family comedy Hop, James Marsden would be done acting opposite entirely computer generated characters. But maybe the paycheck for a big blockbuster family film is just too good to pass up nowadays, because he’s back starring in Sonic the Hedgehog and a silly new clip has just debuted. Thankfully, this isn’t as horrifying as it could have been thanks to the character redesign that pushed the movie back from November last year…but it...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Dreamworks Animation, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Video Clips, Tom, James-Marsden, Pixar Animation, Family Films, Oren Uziel


VOTD: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Music Video with Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child

Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters next month, and with it comes a rap theme song from Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child. If you’re getting old, most of those names don’t make any sense, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the 16-bit-styled music video that takes all of those rappers and puts them into Sonic’s video game world. They don’t make music videos for movies like this very often, and even if you don’t like the song, the visuals are still fun. So check...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Stone, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Ty Dolla $ign, Video Clips, Tika Sumpter, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, Soundtracks, Family Films


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ on Track for a $40 Million Opening Over Presidents Day Weekend

Paramount Pictures had to deal with a bit of a nightmare scenario when the reveal of their Sonic the Hedgehog movie was downright laughable. The reaction was so unfavorable that the studio chose to overhaul the design of the SEGA video game character and push the movie back from a November release last year to a February release this year. Thankfully, the new character design has been approved by fans, and it looks like the movie is tracking to have a solid opening for the Presidents Day weeken...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, America, Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Fantasy Island, Pikachu, Issa Rae, Action/Adventure, LAKEITH STANFIELD, The Photograph


The best retro gaming console for 2020

There are still plenty of retro game consoles you should be playing in 2020. These are the best retro gaming consoles, including systems from Sony, Nintendo, Atari, and Sega from the '80s and '90s.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Playstation, Nintendo, Retro, Console, Sega, Buying Guides, Genesis, SNES, Sony Nintendo Atari


SXSW 2020 Lineup Includes Haddish’s Bad Trip, King of Staten Island & More

BEGIN SLIDESHOW SXSW 2020 lineup includes Haddish’s Bad Trip, King of Staten Island & more The SXSW 2020 Film Festival lineup has been revealed, including Tiffany Haddish’s Bad Trip and The King of Staten Island, written by Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson, TheWrap has shared. The King of Staten Island will serve as the Opening Night Film at the festival, and a first look at the comedy Bad Trip, also starring Eric André (who co-wrote the film) and Lil Rel Howery has been released ahead of th...
Tags: Movies, Canada, Movie News, Sxsw, Sxsw 2020, UK


The Super Retro Champ Plays SNES and Sega Genesis Cartridges, Bringing Peace to Retro Gaming

Following up on its Retro Champ: a portable 8-bit console that plays both NES and Famicom cartridge, My Arcade is introducing a new 16-bit version called the Super Retro Champ that plays both Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis cartridges. If you’ve held a longtime loyalty to either retro console, now’s the perfect time…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Science, Video Games, Tech, Ces, Nintendo, Retro, Sega, Sega Genesis, Genesis, Consumer Tech, Super Nintendo, SNES, My Arcade, CES 2020


Prototype Akira Game For Sega Mega Drive Discovered

Fans of obscure retro games have uncovered a prototype of the ambitious Sega Mega Drive game based on the Akira franchise. The unreleased game was based on the anime film version of Akira and was being developed by Black Pearl Software with plans for a 1995 release. It allows players to take the role of […]
Tags: Games, FPS, Anime, Retro, Sega, Akira, Platformer, Sega Mega Drive, Black Pearl Software


Yakuza: Like a Dragon More Violent & Goofy Than Ever

Despite having made the transition into a turn-based RPG, long-time fans of the Yakuza series will be happy to know that the upcoming Yakuza: Like a Dragon will still have a surplus of the quirkiness the franchise has become synonymous with. A new 4-minute trailer showcasing various character classes, their role in combat, the well-known […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Anime, Ps4, Sega, RPG, Ryu ga Gotoku


Shin Sakura Taisen Bath Scenes as Comical as They Are Sexy

Shin Sakura Taisen has been appeasing those who highly favor the “walking in on a girl in the bath” anime staple, as the action game has scenes where just such a thing happens, immediately making all the girls more admirable. Sakura’s scene, along with the outcomes of all responses: Hatsuho’s scene, along with the outcomes […]
Tags: Games, Comedy, Anime, Ps4, Sega, Bathing, Sakura, Oppai, Image Gallery, Video Gallery, Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Taisen Bath Scenes


Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Test Sign Ups Begin

Sega and Microsoft have begun accepting sign-ups for the closed beta test of the long-anticipated Western release of their MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2. The early sign-ups are only available to residents of the US and Canada and are currently exclusive to the Xbox One, specifically people registered within the Xbox Insider Hub or with […]
Tags: Games, Microsoft, US, Canada, Anime, Announcements, MMORPG, Sega, Beta, Phantasy Star, Xbox Insider Hub


Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle Episode 11 Impression

On this episode, Ash altered the present and discovers the new Deuman race existence. Later, Ash meets Xiao and gets sent to the past to re-fight Elder with Zeno. So it was interesting to see the Deuman race being introduced and some details about the time alterations. Also, the time travel action re-fighting Elder is cool. Other than that, I can't wait to see our male lead get directly involved on defeating Luther and restore ARKS from his corruption. Now what's going to happen next? I definite...
Tags: Anime, Luther, Sega, PS Vita, Xiao


Shin Sakura Taisen Stage Play Cosplay Unveiled

Shin Sakura Taisen, also known as Project Sakura Wars, has just launched in Japan and accompanying the release was the reveal of the main actresses in costume for the stage play adaptation. The cast for the upcoming stage play will feature Yuna Sekine as the protagonist Sakura Amamiya, Natsume Oki as Claris Snowflake, Rina Takahashi as […]
Tags: Games, Japan, Events, Anime, Announcements, Cosplay, Sega, Stage Play, Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Taisen, Project Sakura Wars, Yuna Sekine, Sakura Amamiya Natsume Oki, Rina Takahashi


Why Dengeki Bunko: Crossing Void is Terribly Greedy

In case you're wondering on why I randomly became silent on posting about Dengeki Bunko: Crossing Void, it's because 91Act's true nature is very "greedy" and their poor community management. I unfortunately got tricked and this is my rant. I was basically observing on how these developers would handle the gacha bug situation and backlash surrounding it. When the gacha bug got discovered, they did not bother to disable the gacha and fix it like what other standard gacha mobile games would do. Plu...
Tags: Japan, China, Anime, Sega, Kadokawa



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