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News: It Looks Like Michael Jackson Did Write Some Of Sonic 3's Soundtrack After All

It Looks Like Michael Jackson Did Write Some Of Sonic 3's Soundtrack After All

Doesn't matter if you're black or white (or blue)

Back in the early '90s when Michael Jackson was arguably the most famous person on the face of the planet, he started working with Nintendo's rival Sega on a series of video game projects. Sega was quick to exploit Jackson's natural love of video games with Moonwalker being perhaps the most...

Hardware Classics: Sega Game Gear

Sega Game Gear

Getting into Gear

It's easy to see the thinking behind the Game Gear, the machine Sega positioned as a Game Boy-beater in the early '90s. The firm's Mega Drive / Genesis platform was doing a fine job of stealing away market share from the aging NES, and Sega no doubt assumed it could do the same in the portable arena with hardware that was more...

News: SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

The eShop too, but it's 'exclusive' to the Americas for now

SEGA enthusiasts with a Japanese 3DS likely own the retail release of the initial 3D Classics range, while in the West we've had a number of titles - though not quite all - as download-only eShop titles. SEGA has now confirmed SEGA 3D Classics Collection for a 26th April arrival at both...

Rumour: SEGA Teases More Information for Sonic's 25th Anniversary

SEGA Teases More Information for Sonic's 25th Anniversary

What do the numbers mean?

As this is the year of Sonic's 25th anniversary, many are expecting big things out of SEGA for the celebration. While nothing has been confirmed yet, Crush 40 potentially spilled the beans on another Sonic anniversary game being released, though what exactly this means still remains a mystery since the post was deleted...

Video: Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade And Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympics Look Like In The Flesh

Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade And Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympics Look Like In The Flesh

Hands-on footage from IAAPA 2015

Nintendo and Sega enjoy a pretty close relationship these days, with several big-name Sega titles being exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS. The two firms are also working together on arcade hardware, with new titles being shown off at this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, or IAAPA for...

News: Sega Slashes Full-Year Net Profit Projection By 90 Percent

Sega Slashes Full-Year Net Profit Projection By 90 Percent

19 billion Yen down to 2 billion Yen

Japanese gaming veteran Sega has lowered its revenue and profit forecasts for the end of this fiscal year, citing increased competition and development delays for the revised projections. Sega's revenue forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2016 has dropped by 65 billion Yen to 355 billion Yen. The impact on...

News: The Man Responsible For Sega's Blast Processing Gimmick Is Sorry For Creating "That Ghastly Phrase"

The Man Responsible For Sega's Blast Processing Gimmick Is Sorry For Creating "That Ghastly Phrase"

"The next thing I knew Blast Processing was born"

Those old enough to recall the bitter 16-bit console war of the early '90s will be all too aware of how heated the battle got between Sega and Nintendo. The two firms were scrapping for domination in the burgeoning home console arena, and used every possible marketing weapon available to them to...

News: Live In The UK? You Could Find A Sega Mega Drive In Your Stocking Come Christmas Morning

Live In The UK? You Could Find A Sega Mega Drive In Your Stocking Come Christmas Morning

Resurrected system seeing 400 percent jump in sales

The Sega Mega Drive - or Genesis, if you're of the North American persuasion - might be coming up for its 30th birthday, but that doesn't mean the system is completely dead from a commercial perspective. According to UK newspaper The Daily Mail, the 16-bit classic is making something of a comeback...

Random: Sega And Nintendo Go To War Over Facial Hair

Sega And Nintendo Go To War Over Facial Hair

It's like the 1990s all over again, but for a good cause

Sega and Nintendo were once mortal enemies, fighting for domination of the video game hardware arena. These days, they're happy bedfellows, with mascots Sonic and Mario starring in games together and Nintendo even publishing Sega's titles on its consoles. However, both companies are...

News: Sega Scrapped A Golden Axe Remake With Odin Sphere-Style 2D Visuals

Sega Scrapped A Golden Axe Remake With Odin Sphere-Style 2D Visuals

Sadly didn't get to the prototype stage

Not so long ago, it was reported that Sega Australia was working on a reboot of the classic side-scrolling fighter Golden Axe, but the project was scrapped when the studio was closed down. That news was sad enough, but long-time Sega fans will be even more annoyed to learn that it wasn't the only remake of the...

News: Sega Themes Are Coming To Your 3DS This Week

Sega Themes Are Coming To Your 3DS This Week

To get these themes means waiting AGES

Remember those lovely Sega themes that Japanese 3DS have been enjoying for ages? They're finally coming to the west, albeit with some minor modifications. This Friday, the Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Sega Master System and Sega Mark III themes will touch down in the 3DS Theme Shop:...

News: SEGA Posts Financial Results, Sales are Down and Profits are up

SEGA Posts Financial Results, Sales are Down and Profits are up

Live and learn

SEGA just recently revealed how the company has been doing from the period of April to September and the results are satisfactory, if rather unexceptional. Net sales hit $1.2 billion, which was a 2.5 per cent decrease from the equivalent period last year. On the flipside, the company turned a profit of $7.9 million, a solid turnaround...

News: Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's Ill-Fated Dreamcast

Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's Ill-Fated Dreamcast

To sell this many takes ages

Buried within the details of Nintendo's recently announced second quarter earnings for 2015 it was revealed that the Wii U has now sold 10.73 million units. While this will be a small consolation to the bean counters at Nintendo (after all the original Wii has sold a whopping 101 million units to date), it is significant...

News: Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Acceptable", Looking To Replicate The Past In Future Outings

Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Acceptable", Looking To Replicate The Past In Future Outings

"New games will be more inspired by how it played in its heyday"

The release of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the 3DS eShop has given fans a timely reminder of just how much better the Blue Blur's classic adventures are compared to his more recent offerings. While fans constantly debate the merits and shortcomings of games like Sonic Generations,...