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News: "Small" Number Of Staff Laid Off At Sega Of America

"Small" Number Of Staff Laid Off At Sega Of America

Exact number unknown

It has been confirmed that Sega of America has laid off a number of its staff. VentureBeat has reported that the number of employees affected is "small", but the exact figure is currently unknown. A spokesperson for Sega said: As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in order to compete and...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games May Not Be Competing on 8th November After All

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games May Not Be Competing on 8th November After All

Nintendo says the eShop notification was an error

Earlier this week it appeared the upcoming Wii U title Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games was given a release date, as a notification on the system in North America stated it would be sliding in on 8th November. However, in a dramatic twist it seems this was in fact an error as...

News: SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Well on Nintendo Platforms"

SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Well on Nintendo Platforms"

The design philosophy behind parkour controls is explained

Amidst a sizeable contingent of first party software this Holiday season, the arrival of Sonic Lost World on the Wii U and 3DS is certainly a cause for some third-party optimism. Our own first impressions were full of praise, and we're hopeful that the final product will deliver on the...

News: Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisition by Sega

“Sega understands our drive to achieve quality”

With news that Sega Sammy has acquired Atlus’s parent company, Index still being freshly digested by many, Atlus President and CEO Naota Hiraoka has released a statement addressed to the company’s fans and customers. Hiraoka gives a brief recap of Index’s troubles and how Atlus will continue...

Weirdness: SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

Probably not the official company line

Update: A SEGA of America employee has now reportedly taken to NeoGaf with a one-line statement back-tracking on the SEGA customer services rep reported below. The information provided is not accurate and we apologize for any confusion. Bayonetta 2 is an entirely new game. Of course, everyone already...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

3D Streets Of Rage Will Come With One Hit Deathblow Mode

Bare Knuckle becomes Fist of the North Star?

Sega's 3D Classics range — which has so far only seen the light of day in Japan but is due to hit the west soon — is a selection of the company's past titles adapted for the 3DS console's auto-stereoscopic display. In the games released so far, Sega has made other enhancements — such as extra game...

News: SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

Boxed sales witness a slowdown, while digital performs well

SEGA has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, revealing a massive 408 percent leap in profits. The company recorded a 12.9 billion yen ($131.8 million/ £87 million/ €99.4 million ) profit between 1st April and 30th June, compared to the 2.5 billion yen ($25.8...

Video: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Slips Into View

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Slips Into View

Sonic and Peach, Bowser and Doctor Eggman, cats and dogs

While the main event — that we know of — for Nintendo's three game SEGA partnership is undoubtedly Sonic Lost World on Wii U and 3DS, we also have the snappily-titled Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to look forward to. We don't have a firm release date yet, but...

Review: G-LOC: Air Battle (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

G-LOC: Air Battle (3DS eShop / Game Gear)

Crash and burn

Around its initial release in the early '90s, Sega launched G-LOC: Air Battle in several different forms, including an arcade cabinet, a Mega Drive port, and eventually crash-landing it on the portable Game Gear console. The series has been mostly absent since then, finally popping back up on the 3DS’s Virtual Console service. Some...

News: Happy 22nd Birthday, Sonic!

Happy 22nd Birthday, Sonic!

The Blue Blur is still running strong

SEGA has released a celebratory tweet to honour the 22nd anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog’s release on the Mega Drive (the Genesis in North America), and what a long, strange journey the Blue Blur has had since. Sonic’s career has had its ups, its downs and its loop de loops, but perhaps the strangest...