SEGA Talk #81: Dynamite Düx & Bean the Dynamite Retrospective

SEGA Talk’s quack attack is back, Jack! This time we’re talking about Dynamite Düx! We’ll talk about the small team behind this cute beat ’em up (“sweet ’em up”?), how it ties to Sonic Universe, including tie-ins to Bean the Dynamite, and even have a gander at a naughty hidden NSFW ending! Oh my! All this and more, on this episode of SEGA TALK!

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SEGA News Bits LIVE: Shenmue the Animation Update

New information about Shenmue the Animation has dropped via an online panel, and on this SEGA News Bits we take a look at what was revealed. Also, two SEGA legends are departing the company. Who are they and where are they going? Click play and let’s find out!

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Sonic Hacking Contest 2021 Trailer, List of Entries and Streaming Schedule Revealed

Another Sonic Hacking Contest is upon us, and to celebrate we have a trailer and a list of entries, as well as streaming schedules! Check out the trailer above, and click on over to the latest newsletter post on the official site showcasing the entries as well as all the streaming details.

All streams will be available to watch through the website at https://shc.zone.All entries can be downloaded and played from Monday 11th October to Sunday 17th October. We can’t wait to see what fans have created!

Numskull Sonic the Hedgehog Advent calendar revealed – build your own statue!

Via Treasure Hunting Sonic comes news that a new Sonic product from Numskull is on the way just in time for Christmas: a Sonic the Hedgehog Advent calendar! Each day in December, leading up to Christmas, fans will open doors to reveal pieces of a buildable statue featuring classic Sonic riding a snowboard straight out of Sonic the Hedgehog 3‘s Ice Cap Zone. The product is currently up for pre-order on GameStop for $49.99. Will you be building a Sonic this holiday season?

Unboxing: Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Press Kit

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania releases THIS WEEK and we received press kits for the game! You may be asking “What’s in the box?!”, well it’s not MeeMee’s head, it’s… well watch and find out! Thank you to SEGA for the token of appreciation and make sure to check out the new game.

SEGA News Bits LIVE: Sonic & SEGA Q&A

SEGA News Bits is back with YOUR questions answered. Well, maybe not your specific questions unless you were one of the ten or so people who replied to our call for questions on Twitter. Will there be a Phantasy Star V? Will SEGA drop Sonic as their mascot? What should the next SEGA mini console be? Watch on the hear our answers!

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SEGA Talk #80: The History of the SEGA Logo and Name

On this episode of SEGA Talk we dig deep into the history of the SEGA logo. What is Standard Games? What is Service Games? When was SEGA really founded and why is the SEGA logo blue? Find out on this episode of SEGA Talk!

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SEGA Talk Podcast #79: Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

We are going for a ride on this episode of SEGA Talk, as we dive deep into Marvel’s relationship with Capcom, talk about the insane 56 player roster, discuss the critically panned soundtrack, and talk #freeMVC2!

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Arcade and SEGA Dreamcast classic Capcom’s Power Stone releasing to vinyl and audio cassette

Thanks to Ship to Shore Media, the SEGA Dreamcast classic Power Stone will be seeing a soundtrack release to vinyl and audio cassette! More casual fans might mistake this CAPCOM fighter for a SEGA title, mainly because it was exclusive to the Dreamcast for many years before seeing a PSP release and ran on SEGA’s Naomi arcade board. While this is not the rerelease fans have long been requesting, it is awesome to see the memorable soundtrack coming to two popular vintage formats!

After the break, check out the full description as well as some product images. Pre-order a copy for yourself at Ship to Shore.

Unboxing: Sonic Colors Ultimate Japanese 30th Anniversary Pack

Sonic Colors Ultimate has rolled out to (almost) all territories, and most physical editions include some goodies. American and European fans received a Baby Sonic keychain, a cross promotion for the Sonic movie. Japanese fans, meanwhile, received an awesome 30th Anniversary Pack which evokes the 10th Birthday Pack as both contain a coin, CD and book.

In the case of the 30th Anniversary, SEGA included a classy gold coin, a CD of unique tracks including music from cutscenes, YouTube animations and past album-exclusive remixes. The book, meanwhile, is a cool look back on a year and a half of art created for the Japanese Sonic Twitter account. The art includes full commentary from the artists, sketches and easter eggs.

Overall, an awesome package and you can see it for yourself in the above video!

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Dreamcast Birthday Party, American Style!

This will be our 99th Swingin’ Report Show, taking place on the 22nd anniversary of 9/9/99 and it’s at 9PM central. That’s a lot of 9’s! So to ruin it all, we plan to share our 10 (NOT 9) favorite things from the Dreamcast launch AND we plan to take your comments live as well as from our Patreon feed.

Joining us will be SEGAbits community member ElkPlaysandPaints!

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SEGA Talk Podcast #78: Xbox & SEGA Retrospective

On this episode we have a unique SEGA Talk experience. Instead of talking about a SEGA game or SEGA console, we’re taking a look at SEGA’s third party relationship with the original Xbox! We discuss the development of the console, exclusive SEGA games PLUS we reveal exclusive notes from an early 2001 meeting between SEGA of America and Microsoft which would go on to shape Xbox Live as we know it today. Members of our Patreon can read the notes in full!

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Sonic Colors: Ultimate Review – Reach for the Stars in HD (PlayStation 4)

For a thorough review of Sonic Colors, check out our write-up of the original Wii release from 2010. Much of our original reviewer’s thoughts reflect my own. The review you are about to read is from a review copy provided by SEGA.

For over ten years, the Wii exclusive Sonic Colors remained exclusively on the console. When you take in the Sonic “main series” games, Colors was an anomaly amongst a library of titles that often saw re-releases, remasters and compilations. Even the derided Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World saw a PC release! So, FINALLY, after over ten years the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 3D Sonic game Sonic Colors sees a remaster with upgraded visuals, music and a few new surprises. But does Ultimate live up to its name? Of course it does. It’s great. What, you expected me to say otherwise?

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Video Game Music with Special Guest Ap0c

Our next LIVE show is planned for Thursday, August 26th at 9PM central / 7PM pacific / 10PM eastern. Steve ‘ap0c’ Lakawicz will be on as guest to talk about video game music, how it’s made for both retro and modern consoles, how one makes a career out of composing game music and the state of video game music in 2021.

Steve is a classically trained musician with a Master’s degree in Music Performance, specializing in orchestral tuba. He has toured with brass quintets and performed with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and lately has taken an interest into crafting and emulating authentic chiptunes. Most recently he has composed music for Brock Crocodile. You can listen to his music here: https://soundcloud.com/ap0c

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Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps – Part 2 features Metal Sonic versus Sonic the Hedgehog

SEGA has released the second – and FINAL – Sonic Colors Ultimate Rise of the Wisps animated web short, which promises more Metal Sonic, more Jade Ghost wisp and a resolution to the story kicked off in part 1. Instead of spoiling the plot, I’d ask you to watch the video above! Here’s hoping SEGA produces more animated web shorts to promote their upcoming Sonic games, and uses this animation style for future projects.

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