SEGA News Bits Live: Sonic the Hedgehog 31st Anniversary Party

Join Barry live at 12:15PM Central time for a Sonic birthday party! Grab a chili dog, watch some Sonic Origins gameplay footage and enjoy a classic episode of Fastest Food Alive.

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SEGA News Bits Live: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge Launch Day

Let’s talk turtles! On this SEGA News Bits Live, we’re doing something a little different. Join Barry to shellebrate the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge! Check out some gameplay footage, hear how the game compares to the classics and take a TMNT collection tour as Barry shows off his favorite Turtle toys from the late 80s and early 90s.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #98: Rise of the Dragon (1990)

On this SEGA Talk, we pop Rise of the Dragon into our SEGA CD and give it a spin. Is this cyberpunk adventure a hidden gem or a poor man’s Snatcher? How does the SEGA CD version compare to the DOS original? And what’s the background on developer Dynamix? Let’s find out!

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SEGA drops new Sonic Frontiers gameplay footage and screenshots

SEGA has dropped a ton of new Sonic Frontiers info on us, and we had to share it! The content showcases the battle modes, puzzles and free running segments. We also get to hear that mysterious voice that speaks to Sonic. We will share more info as we hear it, but in the meantime… enjoy!

Sonic Frontiers is due out this holiday season, and Iizuka says despite negative fan feedback from the IGN footage, the game will not be delayed.

Interview with Yu Suzuki: Air Twister and His Return to Arcade Rail Shooters

It goes without saying that Yu Suzuki is one of the most influential figures in video gaming. Yu Suzuki was instrumental in the development of full body motion controls, 3D racing, 3D fighting, open-world gameplay and QTE. Even if you have never played one of his titles, which you really need to rectify right now, you have played a game that includes one of his contributions to the gaming industry.

Space Harrier, one of Mr. Suzuki’s early arcade titles, was a third-person rail shooter set in a fantasy environment. The player controlled a jet propelled cool blonde dude, shooting down everything from geometric shapes to robots to one-eyed woolly mammoths. The game was such a success that it was one of Japan’s top two highest-grossing upright arcade games in 1986. The other title was Mr. Suzuki’s Hang-On, released a year prior. Now, in 2022, Yu Suzuki is returning to the world of third-person rail shooters with the Apple Arcade exclusive game Air Twister which is set to release on June 24, 2022.

Mr. Suzuki was kind enough to grant us an interview to talk about the upcoming title, and as luck would have it we are releasing this on his birthday! So before we kick things off, we would like to wish Mr. Suzuki a happy birthday and thank him again for taking the time to answer our questions.

SEGA News Bits Live: Sonic Frontiers GAMEPLAY!

Join us live as we (well, me) talk about the recently revealed Sonic Frontiers gameplay from IGN! Plus, take a look at a new magazine featuring a killer Dreamcast retrospective and Yu Suzuki returns to the Fantasy Zone.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #97: Policenauts (1994)

We put on our space suits and ready our weapons as we dive into the Hideo Kojima cult classic Policenauts! We look at the influences that shaped the game, look at why the SEGA Saturn is the definitive version and… why do the lead characters look like the stars of Lethal Weapon?

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The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: The Sonic the Hedgehog Timeline with Sonic Retro

On this Swingin’ Report Show, Sonic Retro’s own David the Lurker joins Barry to talk about the ins and outs of the Sonic video game timeline and canon. We will discuss the split that Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces introduced, how the Archie Comics and IDW canons interact with the games and answer YOUR questions LIVE!

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Community Spotlight: What do you want for Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2?

Yakuza 7 or Yakuza: Like a Dragon as its known in the USA, changed the Yakuza formula massively when it replaced its real-time combat with a new turn-based system. Yakuza: Like a Dragon would even change the main cast and city, taking big risks with long time fans. The gamble paid off for Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio as Yakuza: Like a Dragon reviewed favorably and has warmed its way into the hearts of long time fans. For me, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is already one of my top three favorite Yakuza titles and really excited to see what the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has in store for the next game, especially considering that the studio has been known to improve their games with every new entry (for the most part).

I decided to ask people in the Yakuza community what they’d like to see for Yakuza 8 or what it might be called in the West, Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2. We are joined by The Tojo Dojo, Pseudochel and Yakuza Fan as they tell you what they’d like to see in the next blockbuster installment of the Yakuza franchise.

SEGA Talk Podcast #96: Vanquish (2010)

Take a drag of your cigarette, suit up and get ready to slide in slow motion as we dive deep into Platinum Game’s Vanquish!

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Shenmue the Animation Finale: Season 1 Review & Discussion

We have reached the last episode of Shenmue the Animation! On this After Show we discuss our overall review for Shenmue the Animation season 1, look at the finale episode and discuss our overall opinions on the changes the anime made from the game. You can check out our Shenmue the Animation After Show playlist here.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #95: Eternal Champions (1993)

Welcome to the world of Eternal Champions, we’ll be your guides as we look at the creation of SEGA’s answer to Mortal Kombat, talk about the characters in the game, talk about the 7-Eleven Slurpee promotions, spin-offs, and even cancelled games!

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Ryo Vs Lan Di Stare Down! | Shenmue the Animation EP 12 Review/Discussion

We are almost coming to an end in our Shenmue The Animation After Show, on this episode our heroes journey into the Yellow Head Building, while the anime actually expands on both Joy and Wong’s character arcs and leaves us off with an epic stare down between Ryo and Lan Di!

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The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Sonic Movie Novelization Writer Kiel Phegley

Sonic has returned to theaters in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Kiel Phegley is returning to the Swingin’ Report Show to talk about all he has been up to in the world of Sonic books since we last spoke! We’ll talk about how Kiel became the go-to Sonic movie novelization writer, the process of creating a novelization for both Sonic movies, and his work with IDW on the prequel comic for Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

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