SEGA Talk Podcast #64: D2 (1999) Kenji Eno Retrospective

George and Barry finish up their retrospective on Kenji Eno by talking about Real Sound, D2 and what Kenji Eno was up to before his death. Sit back, grab some popcorn and lets D2 it!

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SEGA Talk Podcast #63: D (1995) Kenji Eno Retrospective

We are dedicating February to Kenji Eno, the game creator and founder of Warp. Eno passed away 8 years ago and left a brief but impactful legacy on the game industry. On this SEGA Talk, Barry and George discuss 1995’s D. Learn how Eno got his start developing games, what led to the founding of Warp, and the crazy stories behind how his FMV adventure game came to be.

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SEGA News Bits: Sonic Prime Animated Series Announced for Netflix

SEGA and Netflix have announced a new animated series titled Sonic Prime, and on this SEGA News Bits Barry runs through the press release and gives some of his own speculation on what the series might contain.

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SEGA News Bits: Roger Craig Smith Will No Longer Voice Sonic The Hedgehog

We learned the sad news today that Roger Craig Smith will no longer be voicing Sonic The Hedgehog, after over ten years in the role. On this SEGA News Bits, Barry and George share their thoughts on his departure and what the future might hold for Sonic.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #62: Bayonetta (2009)

On this stylish, sexy episode of the SEGA Talk Podcast, George and Barry look back at the Platinum Games’ masterpiece known as Bayonetta. We dive into the development, the characters, the games, and hopefully by the end we can silence what little critics this game has left.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #61: Arcade Candy Cabinets (1986-2005)

Barry and George take a break from talking about SEGA software and shift the focus to SEGA’s legendary “Candy Cabinet” line of multi-purpose arcade cabinets which included the famous Astro City and many more. Let’s dive deep into Japanese arcade history on this hardware episode of SEGA Talk Podcast!

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SEGA Talk Podcast #60: Sonic Colors (2010)

On this Christmas Day episode, George and Barry celebrate the tenth anniversary of Sonic Colors with a special look back at the game and the impact it made on the franchise. This is also our 60th episode, and the last episode of 2020 which happens to be SEGA’s 60th anniversary!

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SEGA News Bits: Our Favorite SEGA & ATLUS Games of 2020

On this SEGA News Bits, George and Barry share what they thought were SEGA’s best offerings, and reflect on the year as a whole. How was a year without Sonic? What did SEGA’s 60th anniversary have to offer? Click play and hear our thoughts!

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SEGA News Bits: Most Disappointing SEGA Games of 2020

Every year we pick our most disappointing SEGA games that we played, because in our eyes no SEGA game is truly “bad” or the “worst”. This year, we think our choices reflect just how good the year actually is. We hope you’ll agree, and if you don’t… sorry!

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Unboxing: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Animation Legends Blind Bag

If you’ve been a longtime reader of SEGAbits, you might have picked up on the fact that I am a big fan of the 1993 cartoon Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Shortly after the series wrapped, my dad gifted me three framed animation cels. Hand-painted animation cels for the series have been available for years, but you either had to hit eBay or animation art galleries. Earlier this year, I started seeing ads for Animation Legends, a company that was selling blind bags of animation cels from a number of cartoon series from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. The promise is that you are guaranteed to have an A rated cel (80% – 100% of a character), and the remaining cels will be randomly selected with a B (cel visibly shows less than 80% of a character) or C (cel might include parts of a character but these cels mainly include scenery or other aspects of the show) grade.

I ended up ordering a 15-pack and since then I have been hooked. Above you can check out my second unboxing (unenveloping?) and after the break my first bling bag unboxing.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #59: Samba De Amigo (1999)

Samba De Amigo! If you can’t tell, Barry and George are excited to discuss the arcade, Dreamcast and Wii releases of Samba De Amigo on this episode of SEGA Talk! Learn about the various maraca accessories, the differences between releases and the future of the Sonic Team rhythm dance franchise.

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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 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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