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Video: Check Out the Full Console Wars Panel From Comic-Con

Check Out the Full Console Wars Panel From Comic-Con

Representatives from Sega and Nintendo were in attendance

While Nintendo and Sega are now often partners, with exclusive Sonic games on big N systems, in particular, gamers of a certain age or with some awareness of gaming history will know very well that things used to be very different. During the late '80s and '90s the two companies were the core...

News: Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic and co appearing at Archie Comics Booth

The upcoming San Diego Comic-Con line-up, for this weekend, continues to hot up. Sega has revealed its hand, and confirmed that there'll be playable demos of both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. The games — and spin-off as a whole — will be at the Archie...

Hardware Classics: Sega Master System

Sega Master System

Everyone's favourite underdog

If you're reading this outside of Europe, then there's a very good chance that your perception of the Sega Master System is one of complete and utter failure. The 8-bit system wasn't even close to contesting the might of the NES in North America or the Famicom in Japan; although Sega at that point was a well-known...

News: Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

And toys, don't forget the toys

Sega is determined to make 2014 the year of Sonic, launching its Sonic Boom spin-off universe with two games — Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Shattered Crystal on 3DS — accompanying a CGI animated series and a range of toys. Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Archie Comics has confirmed that there'll also be a comic book...

Video: Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Twice the fun or double the trouble?

After a brief break with the excellent 3D port of racing classic Outrun, M2 has turned its attention back to shooters with this release of Fantasy Zone II Double in Japan, a neat little compilation of the previously Playstation 2-exclusive System 16 remake of the Master System game Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of...

News: It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

Sega of Japan's Yosuke Okunari delivers the bad news

Sega has done a fantastic job of servicing 3DS retro-lovers so far with its selection of Game Gear titles and the critically-acclaimed 3D Sega Classics range. However, the company has been curiously reluctant to bring any of its vintage titles to the Wii U eShop — despite the fact that it...

News: Japanese 3DS Owners Can Enter Sega's Fantasy Zone Again Next Week

Japanese 3DS Owners Can Enter Sega's Fantasy Zone Again Next Week

Another Sega 3D Classic inbound

We may not have been blessed with 3D Fantasy Zone here in the west yet, but lucky Japanese players will be able to get their hands on the sequel when it launches on the 3DS eShop next week. 3D Fantasy Zone II will be released on July 16th for 762 yen, including tax. The package includes the arcade version, the Master...

News: Sega Is Bringing Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix To Western 3DS Consoles In 2015

Sega Is Bringing Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix To Western 3DS Consoles In 2015

Music to our ears

Sega has sold 2.5 million Hatsune Miku games in Japan, and the company has today announced that it is bringing the world-famous Vocaloid franchise to the west in the form of Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix. This 3DS title will actually be an enhanced version of the Japanese release Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI 2, and will launch...

First Impressions: Taking Sonic Boom for a Spin on Wii U and 3DS

Taking Sonic Boom for a Spin on Wii U and 3DS

Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)

Back in May 2013 Nintendo announced that it had entered into a partnership with Sega to bring a series of three Sonic games exclusively to its systems. Sonic Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games were the first products of that arrangement, and the upcoming Sonic Boom games...

Video: Prepare To Pour One Out For Sega's Fallen Child Stars

Prepare To Pour One Out For Sega's Fallen Child Stars

Spare a moment for your past heroes

Back in the '80s and '90s mascots were powerful system sellers. Kids would flock to console with the most recognisable and coolest lead character, and companies like Nintendo and Sega invested countless amounts of cash in creating and refining new heroes to appeal to the masses. These days though, they're sadly a...

News: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Confirmed, Being Produced by Neal Moritz

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Confirmed, Being Produced by Neal Moritz

It's actually happening, people

Back in late March we reported on a rumored "dark and edgy" Sonic the Hedgehog film and outlined some of the preliminary details. Today, Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the production of the film, albeit with little to no information about the actual content involved. As it turns out, Sony Pictures-based producer...

News: Sonic Boom Titles Given New Names and Gameplay Details

Sonic Boom Titles Given New Names and Gameplay Details

Will be on show at E3

With E3 around the corner, Sega has confirmed that demo builds of its Sonic Boom titles will be playable at the event, and has revealed their final titles — we'll have Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. Each title will have a separate storyline and wildly different play style. To...

Interview: Console Wars Author Blake J. Harris Discusses Film Adaptations and the Struggles of Sega

Console Wars Author Blake J. Harris Discusses Film Adaptations and the Struggles of Sega

Sega of America does what Sega of Japandon't.

Blake J. Harris presents the two contenders A couple weeks ago we reviewed Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by New York City-based author Blake J. Harris, about the bitter rivalry between Sega and Nintendo in the early 1990s through the eyes of Sega of America head...

Book Review: Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation

Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation

An insightful history with a bit too much Blast Processing

It's crystal clear from the first page of Blake J. Harris' Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation that the book is destined for the big screen. With not one, but two movies based on Console Wars already in production before it even hit bookstore shelves– a...

News: Sonic Lost World Hits 710,000 Sales as Sega Lines Up Significant 3DS Support

Sonic Lost World Hits 710,000 Sales as Sega Lines Up Significant 3DS Support

Nintendo's portable projected to be Sega's biggest console market this year

Like pretty much every other major Japan-based corporation, Sega — or SEGA Sammy Holdings to be more accurate — has published its financial results. For Nintendo gamers it reveals some interesting, and pleasing, results. To start off with some reasonably positive news,...