SEGA Talk #112: Thunder Blade (1987)

On this SEGA Talk, we return to the 1980s and take to the skies in the super scaler Thunder Blade! We discuss the development of the “taikan” arcade machine, the downgraded SEGA Genesis and Master System ports and the M2 developed Nintendo 3DS port that returned Thunder Blade to greatness.

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SEGA Talk #111: Shining Force II (1993)

On this episode of SEGA Talk we break the ancient seal to talk about Shining Force II, a sorta sequel to the first Shining Force game. We dive deep into development, look at characters and strategically try to say Japanese names. All this and more on SEGA TALK!

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The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Our Favorite and Most Disappointing Games of 2022

We’re only a few weeks into 2023, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back and talk about our favorite and most disappointing SEGA and ATLUS games of 2022! Special guest Sonic Yoda from SEGA Driven will also be featured, selecting HIS (and by extension Europe’s) favorite game of 2022. Also, Patreon picks and Discord member picks!

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SEGA Talk #110: The Grinch Christmas Special (2000)

This time on SEGA Talk we humbug the holidays away as we talk all things The Grinch! We talk about his humble beginnings and how his story became a Christmas phenomenon! Also did you know there was a Grinch SEGA Dreamcast game?

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The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Sonic 2022 in Review

As the year winds to a close, join us as we chat about all the Sonic the Hedgehog happenings in 2022! From the second movie to Sonic Origins, and Sonic Frontiers to Sonic Prime. What were the highlights and the lowlights, and what could SEGA learn going into 2023? We’ll discuss all this in a round table discussion featuring SEGAbits writer Dakota and Sonic Retro writer David the Lurker!

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SEGA Talk #109: Conduit 2 (2011)

We dive back into the conspiracy world of The Conduit, with High Voltage Studio’s sequel Conduit 2. We dive deep into the conspiracies that shaped the game, the changes made and look at the bizarre cliff hanger for the sequel.

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SEGA Talk #108: Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage (1999)

Grab your six foot sword, drab yourself in black and get ready to slay demons as we dive into Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage on Dreamcast! We dive into the manga that started it all, look at the world and go Berserk on this episode of SEGA TALK!

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The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show: Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam REMIX

The Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam Remix convention has concluded, but our coverage hasn’t! Following our recap on SEGA News Bits Live here is another bit of the convention, the full audio I recorded of the Shenmue & Arcade All-Stars panel which featured a reunion of the Shenmue voice actors Corey Marshall, Eric Kelso and Lisle Wilkerson. Enjoy this historic moment in Shenmue history!

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SEGA Talk #107: Segagaga (2001)

Strap in and get ready to save SEGA as we venture into the year 2025 and cover the Dreamcast Japanese exclusive Segagaga! We discuss the cameos, parodies and more!

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Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam Remix: Shenmue & Arcade All-Stars Voice Actors Panel

The biggest moment at this past weekend’s Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam Remix was the Shenmue & Arcade All-Stars Voice Actors Panel featuring the reunion of Corey Marshall, Lisle Wilkerson and Eric Kelso of Shenmue fame.

This is the first time all three have been together since recording audio for Shenmue II over 20 years ago. I was on hand as moderator, which was probably a SEGA fan “career” highlight for me.

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SEGA News Bits Live: Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam Remix Recap

Another Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam event is a wrap, and for the first time a Barry or George attended! Which one was it? Click play to find out! On this News Bits Live, check out exclusive photos and videos from the event, details on the must see panels and some merch pickups.

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Sonic Frontiers Review: “The Modern Sonic Adventure Sequel”

Sonic Frontiers promises to be the biggest, longest and most open Sonic adventure to date and we here at SEGAbits have been playing the game for a few weeks. Here is our full Sonic Frontiers review, did Sonic Team really nail the open world design or is this just another experiment gone wrong? Find out!

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SEGA Talk #106: Wacky Races (2000)

…And now here they are! The most powerful duo of daffy podcasters to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races! Competing for the title of world’s wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line. First, is the Giga Mega Drive Turbo driven by Gorgeous George. Next is Barry the Nomad in the AV RCA Hookup Pickup Truck. And they’re off… to a standing start. And why not, they’ve been chained to a post, by Dick Dastardly, who shifts into the wrong gear. And away they go… on the way-out Wacky Races!

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“In Memory of Rieko Kodama” – Remembering the Legendary SEGA Designer, Director and Producer

Yesterday the news broke that legendary SEGA Designer, Director and Producer Rieko Kodama had passed away. The first signs of her passing came, surprisingly yet in hindsight quite fittingly, from a SEGA game. The Mega Drive Mini 2 had just released, and within the credits was “In memory of Rieko Kodama”. There had been no announcement of Kodama’s passing, so fans were both shocked and confused, hoping it was some translation error. However, the news was confirmed by SEGA Creative Producer Yosuke Okunari who had most recently worked alongside Kodama on the SEGA AGES Nintendo Switch series of rereleases. Kodama had passed away on May 9, 2022, however out of respect for her family’s wishes for privacy the news was not made public until now.

SEGA News Bits Live: Astro City Mini V (Limited Run Games) Review

On this SEGA News Bits Live, we mix things up a bit for a live unboxing and review of the Astro City Mini V from Limited Run Games!

Check out the Astro City Mini V for yourself here! You can also find the original Astro City Mini, a bundle of both and the Astro City Mini V with style kit included.

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