Kickstarter is the bees knees right now, especially if you want to finish a project and need funding. This time around we have a kickstarter to get “A revamped, enhanced, and extended version of Sam Pettus’ unofficial History of SEGA with more stats, quotes, pictures, facts and more!”
Want to pledge some cash? Hit them up on their kickstarter. As of right now they have funded $2,680. They need $6,500 bucks.Ad:
23 responses to “Kickstarter wants your funding for an enhanced SEGA history book”
I kicked ’em $50. Long as there’s a section covering the late 70’s to mid 80’s arcade games, I’ll be happy.
‘The Rise and Fall of Sega’
Hopefully Sega is a Yoyo, it may have fallen but will rise right back up in time.
“the fall” bit turns me off. As if they assume nothing post-Dreamcast is worth talking about.
I agree with you Barry. How good could this be if the guy won’t even acknowledge that SEGA is still around and enjoying moderate success.
I thought the same thing. I don’t want to kick money toward another gloom-and-doom retelling of Sega’s history.
Sega has indeed fallen. Although we still love Sega games, as a company Sega has never risen up to be as great as they were as console-makers
true, but hopefully that may change in the future (2017+)
Is there something you know that we don’t?
What if I already considered them falling after the Mega Drive? Therefore they’ve been falling for a very long time now.
But the books title acts like its finite, done and dusted. It’s not.
the book should have been called “The Rise and Fall, and Rise of SEGA”
Love this. Yeah, in 2005/2006 I’d be inclined to agree that SEGA has fallen. But they have defenitly risen gain in my eyes over the past three years. Great Sonic games, awesome PG titles, Yakuza series, PSO2, arcade ports, Total War, quality Dreamcast and Saturn rereleases and I could go on and on.
PSO2 was a success at first, but it’s a failure now.
Everybody, even the Japanese community, complains about how boring and lacking in content the game is. There’s no diversity. At all.
There’s very little fun to be had once you explore all the available content. It doesn’t help that Sega doesn’t even attempt to address the game’s problems. In fact, they don’t even seem to be aware of the fundamental issues.
Well its been successful enough that Namco, Capcom and Square have all been talking about copying PSO2 as the groundwork for any future MMOs they might develop.
Obviously there would always be a lot of unsatisfied fans, especially when a product is free it might not get the budget that is required. But sales number indicates its a massive success story so far for SEGA, probably their biggest since Sonic Heroes. Though sales seems to indicate it still have been received particularly well with its Japanese fanbase.
PSO2’s general mechanics are excellent.
It’s just the game doesn’t have lasting value at all. Makes a great 1st impression, but gets worse the more you play it.
You’ll know what I mean once you give it a spin and spend some time on it (+/- 300 hrs?). Hell, when I reached level 9 I thought the game was way too repetitive. The only client orders you’ll ever do tell you to kill X monsters, collect X items or complete a mission in X minutes. Probably 98% of all quests in the game are like that.
Honestly, it gets boring really, really fast. Gameplay style and one friend is what kept me going until I got to level 43. After level 40 is when the bullshit kicks in. Ended up quitting because I got tired of pretending that running in circles for 4 hours is the most fun I’ve had in an online game.
I agree with everything you said and to me it’s really a breath of fresh air hearing it from someone else now.
The audience for PSO has changed significantly and i’m shocked how people can complain all day about cosmetics and the system not benefitting them economically for collecting all kinds of rares. The game almost seems like a cosmetic and collection game.
While the fundamentals are being left unspoken about. So crazy
Thanks to kickstarter, projects that were usually made by fans for fans and distributed for free, now require monetary input to ever see the light of day.
What bothers me even more is how people are so willing to pay this much for something that might as well turn out to be shit.
I mean, come on, wake up, you gullible fools. He’s just going to re-release content that’s available for free. See the cover art? “With contributions from David Munoz” – basically it means he’s going to take the original, fix mistakes using MS Word, add some facts found on Wikipedia/Sega Retro and release it.
AND he requires 6,5k for that.
Should have been called “SEGA, the Phoenix of Gaming History.”
“The Rise and Fall”? i think thats disrespectful to anyone at SEGA who puts their everything into a company that changed and paved the way we play games today.
For that alone I’m not interested. Everyone always concentrates on negatives.
SEGA is not Atari (sorry atari)
I was thinking about righting a book like this. FOR FREE! Screw this idiots oportunists. Glad i’m not the only one who’s tired of all this funeral comments concerning SEGA as well, and alarmists-calamity-uninspired-fucks that paint everything in dark in the last 10~15 years, always pointing towards their personal tastes, as if their point of view were totally perfect, when in the end of the day, they simply like shitty games that looks flashy just like shitty modern movies, and their artistic views are actually as deep as Vin Deasel’s career, always trying to make SEGA look like the Grinch… they are one of the few companys that survived the 2 videogame crashes, and somehow they are finally becoming the biggest 3rd party, at least in Japan. We should actually be proud to be part of this history, to be loyal fans, and to say we believed and we stayed together with SEGA even in the worst years (2004-2006), as for those years, i feel like they are really trying to make up for the mistakes. If they keep using the digital distribution for the right reasons, maybe soon we will not be “orphans” anymore. Keep supporting SEGA! But not this lame book. Tchau!
What would Microsoft and Sony be tomorrow without no consoles? Answer: NOTHING. They don’t even do games, they just happen to have “second partys” on their cards, and that’s all. No solid history, and also no connection with the arcades. People are just a bunch of fashion gas ass fucks. Greetings from South America, and sorry for my crappy english.
Fall of what? Yakuza 5 will probably be the most successful game in the end of the year in Japan, and it’s not even a multiplatform game… that name of the book itself it’s proof enough that the retarded fuck writting the book don’t know jackshit, don’t know that SEGA still preserves it arcade roots, in September 2012 SEGA released the RingEdge 2 arcade board, less than 2 months ago… this guy don’t know shit, don’t buy this into this oportunist dipshit. And sorry for my english again.
Man, your comments should be shown to everyone visiting his kickstarter page.
Instead of complaining, why doesn’t every one here contact them and convince them to change the title and alter it, it’s supposed to be a book about SEGA as a whole, not just their home console hardware division, but everything to do with them, that includes their Arcade heritage as the biggest firm in that sector and their post home hardware business as a third party, they still produce their own Arcade console coin-ops, so technically speaking, they are not all software only, they do produce their own hardware to a degree also.
We, the people, are the funders of projects like that on Kickstarter, so our voices should at least be heard and considered.