SEGA Talk Podcast #58: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)

On this episode of SEGA Talk, George and Barry return to the Shinobi series with Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, the third title in the franchise… or is it the fifth? Man, SEGA really dropped the ball on keeping the Shinobi games in any order. We discuss this, the development and the gameplay on this new episode!

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Unboxing: Sonic The Hedgehog PVC Statue by First 4 Figures

First 4 Figures have launched the first in a new series of affordable painted PVC statues. Featuring classic Sonic next to an iconic star post, the statue is sure to catch the attention of old and new fans. But how does it compare to the company’s resin statues? Check out our unboxing and video review!

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SEGA Forever Commissions New “Sonic R” Art by Sonic The Comic’s Rich Elson

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SEGA Forever, SEGA’s nostalgic social media machine, has shared cool new art by Sonic The Comic’s Rich Elson depicting Sonic and his friends in the classic SEGA Saturn/PC game Sonic R. Elson is probably the most well-known artist from the British Sonic the Hedgehog comics, so this is sure to delight our European readers.

It has been noted to us that this is the first time Rich has drawn some characters like Sonic R‘s Metal Knuckles and Tails Doll. It’s great to see Rich creating new Sonic art, and who knows… if fans make enough noise maybe we can see more new art or reprints of Rich’s classic content.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #57: Yakuza 0 (2015)

On this SEGA Talk Podcast, your hosts Barry (Kazuma) and co-host George (Majima) take you into a retrospective of Yakuza 0, a patreon selected episode by Daniel Andress. Enjoy this extra long Yakuza episode and go play Yakuza: Like a Dragon!

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Fastest Food Alive: G Fuel Sonic The Hedgehog Energy Drinks

Fastest Food Alive, the SEGAbits YouTube show dedicated to Sonic the Hedgehog food promotions, is back! On this episode, I take a look at the G Fuel Sonic energy drink inspired by gummy peach rings candy. I also take a look at Sonic SPEED energy drink and talk about a bad eBay experience. Enjoy!

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SEGA Talk Podcast #56: F-Zero GX (2003)

On this episode of Nintendo Talk, George and Barry cover a Patreon member pick: F-Zero GX! This futuristic racer sees Amusement Vision’s take on a classic Nintendo IP. How did this happen? How does it play? How weird are the characters? Listen and find out!

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Sonic The Hedgehog: The IDW Collection, Volume 1 Hardcover Announced – Collects the First 12 Issues

IDW has announced “Sonic The Hedgehog: The IDW Collection, Volume 1”, the first in a series of hardcover oversized books spanning the IDW Sonic series in recommended reading order. This means that the ongoing series, annuals, and mini-series will all see release under this format as future volumes release. Meanwhile, IDW will also be releasing the trade paperback editions which are priced at $15.99 each and usually collects 4 issues at a time.

Now, this is all speculation in my part, but the naming convention here opens them up to a possible “The Archie Comics Collection” in the future, which I would love to see, but am not holding my breath for. Still, stranger things have happened. After the break, check out some additional information on this upcoming series.

Complete Shenmue III Soundtrack Releasing to CD, Vinyl and Digital

Shenmue III, which released almost a year ago, will see a complete soundtrack release from Ys Net, Brave Wave Productions and Limited Run Games. Weighing in at 195 music compositions, which consists of both old and new tracks, the soundtrack will see release on CD, vinyl and digital. If you want options, you better believe they have them!

The CD edition consists of 6 discs, and includes a special box and liner notes for $49.99. The digital edition will be available on all major streaming services for $30. The vinyl edition comes in three flavors: a 2-LP Music Selection release with 33 of the game’s most iconic tracks (which would fit well along side the Data-Discs releases of Shenmue and Shenmue II) for $39.99, a 5-LP Volume 1 which features the Bailu Village music for $124.99, a 6-LP Volume 2 which features the Niaowu music for $149.99, and finally an 11-LP Definitive Soundtrack Complete Collection release in a massive box for $299.99. There will also be a limited run of 500 Complete Collection LP box sets featuring a poster autographed by Yu Suzuki for $349.99.

All physical releases will be available for pre-order starting November 20 from Limited Run Games and BigWax (for European customers). After the break, check out the complete breakdown of all the editions. Which one/s do you plan on picking up?

SEGA News Bits: SEGA 60th Anniversary Mini Games Reviewed

On this SEGA News Bits, we share our thoughts on the newly released mini games as a part of SEGA’s 60th anniversary. How do the games play, which is our favorite and what is all this drama around the Golden Axe game?

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SEGA Talk Podcast #55: Ghostbusters (1990)

On this SEGA Talk, Barry schools George on his favorite non-Sonic Genesis platformer: Ghostbusters! Developed by SEGA and Compile, the game is a unique non-linear action adventure game. Learn about the all-star development team, the game’s unique place in canon and the discovery of demo tracks from the game’s soundtrack.

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SEGA News Bits: SEGA Releases Free Golden Axe & Yakuza Mini Games

SEGA West announced their plans for the company’s 60th anniversary, and the biggest news was the release of four mini games: Armor of Heroes, Streets of Kamurocho, Golden Axed and Endless Zone! Listen to our thoughts on these new (and old) titles as well as how this all ties in with an unreleased 2013 game.

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SEGA West Celebrates 60 Years With Limited Mini Games and 60 Days of Content

While SEGA of Japan kicked off the SEGA 60th anniversary celebrations earlier this year, SEGA West has officially started celebrations today with a 60 day long GO SEGA event and a dedicated website, SEGA60th.com. During the next 60 days, there will be let’s plays, competitions, employee interviews and content covering the company’s history. Additionally, a large Steam sale has begun, with themed weeks planned.

Most exciting are the reveal of four exclusive mini games. Available on Steam for a limited tile, the games include: Relic Entertainment’s Armor of Heroes, a multiplayer tank battle game featuring assets from the Company of Heroes games. Amplitude Studios’ Endless Zone, a mashup of the developer’s Endless franchise and SEGA’s Fantasy Zone franchise. Streets of Kamurocho, a Streets of Rage and Yakuza mash-up from SEGA. And finally… Golden Axed, the never thought to ever be released working prototype of SEGA Studios Australia’s SEGA Reborn project! The last one we are especially excited to play, as it is a cancelled project we covered quite a bit on this site in the past.

After the break, the full press release and a gallery of mini game screenshots!