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Official Trailer for 'Console Wars' Doc Film About SEGA vs Nintendo

"They were furious with us!" "I did not expect the US Congress to get involved." A video game war! CBS All Access has released an official trailer for a documentary titled Console Wars, from filmmakers Blake J. Harris & Jonah Tulis. This was set to premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival, and will next launch on the CBS streaming service later this month. In 1990, SEGA, a fledgling arcade company assembled a team of misfits to take on the greatest video game company in the world, Nintendo...
Tags: Movies, Congress, Trailer, US, Nintendo, Mario, Cbs, Sega, Seth Rogen Evan Goldberg, To Watch, Blake J Harris Jonah Tulis


‘Console Wars’ Trailer: CBS All Access Documentary Chronicles the Battle Between Nintendo and Sega

Back in the mid-1990s, a war was not-so-quietly raging between video game titan Nintendo and scrappy underdog Sega, which battled for dominance in the American market through a combination of creative tech innovations and sneaky, underhanded tactics. It was a “battle that defined a generation” and revolutionized the video game industry, and it was one that was chronicled in /Film contributor Blake J. Harris‘ non-fiction book, Console Wars. It was an intriguing story, and it wasn’t long before C...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Oscar, Nintendo, Mario, Cbs, Seth Rogen, Scott Rudin, Sega, Cbs All Access, Grey, HARRIS, Evan Goldberg, Console Wars, Blake J Harris, Jordan Vogt Roberts


Hotshot Racing review – the 90s arcade racing game reimagined

PC, PS4 (version tested), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch; Lucky Mountain/Sumo Games/Curve Digital Feel the polygonal burn as super-speed graphics bring old-fashioned car chases a fresh thrillScorching blue skies, snaking roads, crudely animated spectators: Hotshot Racing really knows its arcade racing staples. This exercise in pure, unapologetic nostalgia is a loving tribute to early 1990s driving games such as Ridge Racer, Virtua Racing and Daytona USA, with a flat-shaded polygonal art style, primar...
Tags: Games, Xbox One, Pc, Playstation, Culture, Xbox, Playstation 4, Sega, Namco, Daytona USA, Action Games, Nintendo Switch, Hotshot Racing


Crunchyroll & Adult Swim to Produce Shenmue Anime Adaptation

Western anime streaming service Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have teamed up with Sega to produce an anime series based on the popular action-adventure video game franchise Shenmue. The outline of the new anime adaptation from an official press release: “The first Shenmue video game was released more than 20 years ago and we are excited […]
Tags: Adult Swim, Anime, Announcements, Sega, Shenmue, Crunchyroll, Adaptations, Telecom Animation Film


Sega Introduces Sakura Taisen Mobile Game With Full Anime Episode

Sega has officially unveiled a new Sakura Taisen property in the form of a mobile RPG called Sakura Kakumei (Sakura Revolution). To further promote the title, the developer and publisher also revealed a prologue OVA and a few teaser trailers. The new Sakura Taisen game takes the franchise into the future year of 2011 (Taisho […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Smartphones, Anime, Sega, Image Gallery, OVA, Video Gallery, Sakura Taisen, Casuals, CloverWorks, Sega Introduces Sakura Taisen Mobile, Sakura Kakumei Sakura


Re:Zero Smartphone Game All About Recovering Lost Memories

Sega has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming original game set in the Re:Zero universe, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Lost in Memories, unveiling its release date of early September. In the newest smartphone RPG adaptation by Sega, series hero Natsuki Subaru will have to find the culprit responsible for his stolen […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, OP, Smartphones, Anime, Sega, RPG, Adaptations, White Fox, Release Dates, Kadokawa, Re:Zero, Casuals, Natsuki Subaru, Isekai


The Morning Watch: Early ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Previsualization, Stuntmen React to ‘Kill Bill’ & 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, watch early previsualization animation from Sonic the Hedgehog before the character was given a drastic makeover. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to action sequences from Kill Bill Vol. 1, Taken 3, Indiana Jon...
Tags: The Morning Watch, Video Of The Day, Better Call Saul, Black Mirror, Bob-Odenkirk, Daveed Diggs, Indiana-Jones-and-the-Last-Crusade, Kieran Culkin, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Patrick-Stewart, Police Story, Snowpiercer, Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Trek: Picard, Stunts, Succession


Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘High Score’ is a selective tour through video game history

“High Score” is a new Netflix documentary series that looks back at the early years of the video game industry. Across six episodes, key developers, artists, executives and even players discuss the initial arcade and home console boom, the emergence of Nintendo, the rise of adventure and role-playing games, the battle between Sega and Nintendo, the success and ensuing controversy over fighting games like Mortal Kombat and the development of 3D gameplay in Starfox and Doom. We review “High Sco...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Gaming, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Netflix, Nintendo, Sega, Original Content Podcast, Daily Crunch


Yakuza: Like a Dragon Launches on Modern Platforms in November

Sega and PlayStation have officially revealed Yakuza: Like a Dragon will simultaneously launch for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Steam in November. The description of the game from its official Steam page along with a new short trailer, giving prospective players a glimpse of what they can expect: RISE LIKE A DRAGON Ichiban […]
Tags: Translation, Games, Trailer, Steam, English, Anime, Ps4, Ports, Sega, RPG, Pc Gaming, Release Dates, Ryu ga Gotoku, Xbox Series X


Project Sekai Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku Launches Late September

The new smartphone rhythm game published by Sega, Project Sekai Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku, will be launching at the end of September in Japan. The title will feature a story set in a virtual world simply called “Sekai” and will task the player with solving issues together with various virtual singers such as Hatsune […]
Tags: Japan, Smartphones, Anime, Announcements, Sega, Music Games, Hatsune Miku, Sekai, Vocaloid, Release Dates, Casuals, Sega Project Sekai Colorful Stage


Phantasy Star Online 2 2020 Swimsuits Truly Spectacular

Phantasy Star Online 2 has also seized the summer sun as an opportunity to introduce summer-themed items as a brand new update has released, implementing such collectibles and naturally giving the females superb swimsuits. Currently available to only Japanese players, the update added the new emergency quest “Beach Wars 2020” along with a whole myriad […]
Tags: Games, Summer, Anime, MMORPG, Sega, Pc Gaming, Oppai, PV, Image Gallery, Phantasy Star Online, Mizugi, Phantasy Star


Netflix’s ‘High Score’ Doc Series Recalls Video Game History and Shines a Light on Lesser Known Pioneers and Players

There are numerous video game documentaries out there. But the problem with a lot of them is they’re either not so easy to find on streaming services or physical media, aren’t very well-produced, or they only focus in on one small sector of the gaming world (though those can also be very good). Netflix is here to solve all of those problems with their outstanding new limited documentary series High Score. High Score is a six-episode documentary series that takes a look back at the golden age of...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Documentary, Features, Netflix, Fairfield, Nintendo, Atari, Sega, Black, Video Game, Ea Sports, Madden, Jerry Lawson, Gordon Bellamy, Melissa Wood


Sega Will Release More Ports of Titles Both Old & New

A Sega Sammy interview divulged that due to the vast success generated by porting Persona 4 Golden to Steam, the company will now release more ports (to both Steam and consoles) of previously released titles and even newly launched ones, great news for those that can’t afford to pointlessly have multiple highly expensive consoles at […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Anime, Ports, Persona, Sega, Pc Gaming, Sega Sammy


Idola Phantasy Star Saga Smartphone Game Spinoff Coming West

Developer Sega and publisher Boltrend Games have announced the Phantasy Star spinoff in mobile game form Idola Phantasy Star Saga will be making its way to the West. On top of the announcement, Boltrend Games also revealed Idola Phantasy Star Saga will receive two beta tests in which players will be able to experience a […]
Tags: Games, Smartphones, Anime, Announcements, Sega, RPG, Beta, Phantasy Star, Casuals, Boltrend Games


Yakuza Director Toshihiro Nagoshi Spares No Praise for Ghost of Tsushima

Director Toshihiro Nagoshi of Sega’s popular Yakuza series has levied significant praise at Sucker Punch’s fallen samurai action game Ghost of Tsushima during a recent Sega livestream. Nagoshi enjoyed the efforts of Ghost of Tsushima’s development team to be as historically accurate as possible and also had plenty other positives to say about multiple technical […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Anime, Livestream, Sega, Tsushima, Ryu ga Gotoku, Ghost of Tsushima, Toshihiro Nagoshi, Nagoshi


Yakuza: Like a Dragon Fully Embraces the Silliness in English

PlayStation and Sega have unveiled a brand new release date reveal trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, sampling the main English dub cast for the turn-based RPG action game hybrid and engaging in silly scenarios. The newest trailer also reveals a PlayStation 5 version is in the works that will unfortunately not launch at the […]
Tags: Games, Steam, English, Anime, Ps4, Ports, Sega, RPG, Pc Gaming, PV, Release Dates, Ryu ga Gotoku, PS5, Xbox Series X


Shin Sakura Taisen Developers Talk About Western Localization

Publication DualShockers has managed to sit down with producers and localizers for Sega’s new Shin Sakura Wars (Shin Sakura Taisen) and got them to reveal specific details about the game’s transition into the English language. Some of the most interesting tidbits from the interview regarding the series’ localization, reception in the West, and more: Iyane […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Anime, Ps4, Sega, Mecha, Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Wars Shin Sakura Taisen


Alien Franchise Producer Walter Hill Teases His Alien 5 Concept

Walter Hill Teases His Alien 5 Concept In a recent interview with SyFy Wire, producer Walter Hill revealed that he has put together a 50-page treatment for Alien 5 which would see the return of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, last seen battling the famed Xenomorph in 1997’s Alien: Resurrection. Of course, Weaver maintains that she isn’t likely to return to the franchise anytime soon, though Hill believes she could still deliver in the role that made her famous. “Sigourney, as she has from t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cameron, Aliens, Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, Alien, Sega, Scott, Hill, Weaver, Ripley, Ellen Ripley, Walter Hill, ComingSoon, Sigourney


New Game+ EXPO Teases Plentiful Japanese Game Announcements

New Game+ EXPO, a joint collaboration event between several Japanese game development, publishing companies and others, has teased new game announcements and information with a short and to-the-point trailer. The companies taking part in the event include GungHo Online Entertainment America, Idea Factory International, Koei Tecmo America, Sega, Atlus, Inti Creates, Aksys Games, Natsume, NIS […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Events, Anime, Livestream, Announcements, Atlus, Sega, Tecmo Koei, NIS America, Spike Chunsoft, SNK


Sigourney Weaver Doesn’t Think She’ll Return To the Alien Franchise

Sigourney Weaver Doesn’t Think She’ll Return To the Alien Franchise Earlier this month, director Ridley Scott addressed the future of the Alien franchise in an interview with the L.A. Times. And perhaps inevitably, this invited speculation over whether any new installments could make room for Sigourney Weaver to return as Ellen Ripley. However, Weaver doesn’t think this is in the cards. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Sega, Neill Blomkamp, Scott, Weaver, Ripley, Ridley, Ellen Ripley, Walter Hill, ComingSoon, Dana Barrett


Yakuza: Like a Dragon English Gameplay Simply Over the Top

IGN’s Summer of Games 2020 livestream event included a lengthy portion showcasing the English version of Sega’s latest Yakuza: Like a Dragon title and its extremely over the top RPG gameplay. The Yakuza: Like a Dragon showcase also includes an interview with Scott Strichart, the senior localization producer at Sega, who goes into detail about […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Events, Steam, Anime, Ps4, Ports, Sega, RPG, Pc Gaming, PV, Ryu ga Gotoku, Scott Strichart


Game Gear Micro Color Collection Will Launch With 4 Different Games Each

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, game publisher and developer Sega announced new micro-sized variations of its classic handheld console the Game Gear. The 80mm x 43mm console will come in four color variations: black, blue, yellow, and red. Each colored version will feature four different Sega games – the black one will feature Out Run, […]
Tags: Games, Anime, Announcements, Retro, Sega, PV, Release Dates, Game Gear


SEGA announces Game Gear Micro version of their classic 1990s handheld console

Pegged on SEGA's 60th anniversary, the company announced a tiny version of their Game Gear 8-bit handheld console first released in 1990. It will sell for 4,980 yen (US$50). From IGN: The Game Gear Micro is currently only available to preorder in Japan and will launch on October 6th. At time of writing, there has been no news of a Western release for the device. The console has a one-inch screen, and will arrive in four colour schemes, each with a different set of four games preloade...
Tags: Video, Games, Japan, News, US, Videogames, Sega, 1990s, Retro Gaming


Segata Sanshiro Passes the Torch of Protecting Sega to His Son

Publisher and developer Sega (celebrating its 60th anniversary) has published a simultaneously humorous, bizarre and touching video featuring their new mascot character, the young Sega Shiro, battling his archenemy Sega Hatan Shiro. After a brutal beatdown, Sega Shiro recovers and uses his full power to finally defeat Sega Hatan Shiro, ultimately revealing it was his […]
Tags: Games, Marketing, Bizarre, Anniversaries, Anime, Mascots, Sega, CM, Segata Sanshiro, Sega Shiro, Sega Hatan Shiro


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel is Officially in the Works

Faster than you can say “gotta go fast,” a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel has been greenlit. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy announced that development has begun on a sequel to 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog, after the incredible box office success of the video game adaptation earlier this year, despite being cut short by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy were fast to pick up a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel, announcing that a follow-up to the live-action family comed...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Josh Miller, Variety, Tim Miller, Pat Casey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Robotnik


Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sequel Coming After All

Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy have officially confirmed the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film is getting a sequel after all despite the statement of the original movie’s director back in April. While not many details are known about the film, the production company and Sega shared that the original team behind the film will be […]
Tags: Games, Movies, Anime, Announcements, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Live Action, Adaptations, Continuations, Sonic, Sega Sammy


Re:Zero Smartphone Game Will Have Chibi Turn-Based Battles

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Lost in Memories, an upcoming smartphone game for Re:Zero that finally received an official title, had more of its gameplay exposed courtesy of its first ever livestream, the game sure to appeal to those unable to wait for the anime’s second season. The original adventure RPG is being supervised by […]
Tags: Games, Smartphones, Anime, Sega, RPG, PV, Adaptations, Video Gallery, Kadokawa, Chibi, Re:Zero, Casuals


Phantasy Star Online 2 PC Release Date Confirmed

Sega has confirmed that the long-awaited Western PC release of action MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 is slated for the end of the month, finally allowing Westerners to evaluate whether or not the years-long wait was worth it. The official message from Fred White, PSO2 Team North America’s Head of Marketing announcing the release as […]
Tags: Games, Xbox One, Anime, Announcements, North America, MMORPG, Sega, Pc Gaming, Fred White, Release Dates, Phantasy Star


Sega Issues Trademarks for Several Sakura Taisen Properties

Game developer and publisher Sega has trademarked several new Sakura Wars (Sakura Taisen) properties, indicating the revival of Sakura Wars will continue past the recently released Shin Sakura Wars and its anime sequel. The new Japanese trademarks include “Sakura Wars B.L.A.C.K.,” “B.L.A.C.K.,” “Sakura Ishin“, and “Sakura Kakumei“: Shin Sakura Wars was first released in the […]
Tags: Games, Copyright, Anime, Announcements, Sega, Trademarks, Sakura Taisen, Sakura Wars, Sakura Taisen Properties, Sakura Wars Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Wars, Sakura Kakumei


Yakuza: Like a Dragon Also Coming to New Xbox & Steam

In a surprising yet not-so-surprising announcement, Microsoft has revealed during its special Xbox Series X First Look livestream that Yakuza: Like a Dragon will not only be coming to Steam but to the new Xbox One X and old Xbox One as well. More information about the title from its official Steam page: RISE FROM […]
Tags: Games, Microsoft, Steam, Anime, Ps4, Ports, Announcements, Sega, RPG, Pc Gaming, Ryu ga Gotoku



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