SEGA Talk Podcast #77: Dynamite Headdy (1994)

On-stage Rampage! The curtain is raised, and the Treasure Theater Show begins. SEGA Talk returns, this time talking about Treasure Game’s cult classic title Dynamite Headdy on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. Some say this dude has the coolest head on stage, so we will break down what makes Headdy so dynamite on this episode of SEGA TALK!

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The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show LIVE: Knock Knock It’s Knuckles

Swingin’ Report Show returns with a new format! On this debut LIVE show, Barry is joined by George to discuss the history of the podcast, recent news of Idris Elba being cast as Knuckles, the new trailer for the Jet Set Radio inspired indie game Bomb Rush Cyberfunk and a peek at the latest Sonic collectibles.

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SEGA Talk Podcast #76: Yuji Naka’s Let’s Tap (2008)

This time on SEGA Talk we dive deep into Yuji Naka’s studio PROPE, his departure from SEGA and the creation of his first independent title: Let’s Tap! So get your fingers ready to tap and let’s get into it…

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SEGA Talk Podcast #75: Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998)

This time on SEGA Talk, we dive deep into the development history, characters and explore the world if the SEGA Saturn classic Panzer Dragoon Saga. Or as its known today, one of the most expensive games on the SEGA Saturn!

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SEGA Talk Podcast #74: Star Wars Arcade Games (1993-2000)

Blast into hyperspace with us as we cover the trilogy of SEGA Star Wars arcade games! We delve into Star Wars Arcade and the 32X port rush job, Star Wars Trilogy Arcade and the connection to Space Channel 5 creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi and lastly Star Wars Racer Arcade and the evolution of the development studio that brought us all three games. Plus, Barry discusses his own Star Wars fandom.

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SEGA Talk #73: Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)

On this SEGA Talk, we celebrate 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog by discussing the game that changed 3D Sonic games forever: Sonic Adventure 2. We discuss the development history, the creation of Shadow, and even discuss “enhanced” ports like Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Hero or Dark, Dreamcast or GameCube, this one is for all Sonic fans.

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SEGA Talk #72: Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Comics Retrospective (Issues 0-38)

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 30 this month, and we jump all the way back to November 1992 when Archie kicked off their long running Sonic comic series on this SEGA Talk! Those early years were very different from the days of the notorious Ken Penders and the reboot artist Ian Flynn. Learn about the inception of the comics, the original mini-series and highlights from the first 38 issues.

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SEGA Talk #71: MadWorld (2009)

Pimps, playas, and pain purveyors! Its time for a mad episode of SEGA Talk as we dive deep into the black & white world of MadWorld on the Nintendo Wii. Get your nunchucks out and start waggling those arms, its gonna be a blood bath!

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SEGA News Bits: Sonic 2022 Game Revealed & Sonic Central Breakdown

It is a HUGE day for Sonic news, and so it makes sense for us to drop a HUGE SEGA News Bits where we discuss all the games, promotions and upcoming events that have been revealed!

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SEGA Talk #70: Snatcher (1994)

This time on SEGA Talk, George and Barry dive deep into the cult classic Konami visual novel Snatcher, directed and written by video game legend Hideo Kojima. This episode is dedicated to all those cyberpunks who fight against injustice and corruption every day of their lives.

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SEGA Talk #69: Feel the Magic/Project Rub (2004)

On this SEGA Talk, George and Barry take you back to the year 2004 with Sonic Team’s sexy Nintendo DS launch title Feel the Magic: XY/XX or Project Rub or I Would Die For You… Wait, what? Learn about the game’s many names, the development and legacy of this forgotten Sonic Team gem.

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Unboxing: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Animation Legends Blind Bag Part 4

It has been so much fun making these Animation Legends unboxing videos where I sift through fifteen cels from one of my favorite childhood cartoons Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. This time, I also take a look at the 1985 Ewoks cartoon with a small five cel blind bag. On a bittersweet note, Animation Legends have announced that they are close to selling out of their Sonic cels, which means this might be the final video in the series.

BUT if you want to own some original art of your own, now is the time to check out their Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog cels and promo code SEGABITS10 saves you 10% on your order and in turn, Animation Legends sends more cels my way to review.

Though with Sonic selling out soon, I might have to shift to Back to the Future: The Animated Series and start a BTTF fan site called GIGAwatts.

Has SEGA Ever Officially Called Sonic the Hedgehog “Sonic 1”?

I want to talk about Sonic 1. Specifically, the term “Sonic 1”.

Following the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 1992, fans began to call the first game “Sonic 1”. The name is an easy way to differentiate the original 1991 game from Sonic the Hedgehog the comic series or the junior novel or OVA or 2006 game or 2020 movie or even the character himself. Fans have even given the Master System and Game Gear Sonic the Hedgehog the name “Sonic 8-bit” to make things less confusing.

SEGA Talk #68: Altered Beast (1988)

SEGA Talk goes back to 1988, as we alter our inner beasts to talk about the SEGA 16-bit “classic” Altered Beast! One thing is for sure, this game is heavy metal in a cartridge (or arcade)! Sit back and let’s talk all things Altered Beast!

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SEGA PlayStation 3 PSN Titles To Buy Before Sony Shuts Down the Store

Come August 27th, 2021, the PlayStation Network Store for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita will be closed forever. That means all those great, PSN exclusives titles (and other easier to get digital titles) will be gone for good. At least, the ability to buy them legally. I thought it would be cool to look at some of SEGA’s PSN titles that are worth buying, some being exclusive, others not so much.

Sadly some of SEGA’s digital backlog has already disappeared, namely OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast (PSP) and After Burner Climax (PS3) due to licensing issues. But SEGA still has a few cult classics that are must buys, lets look at those titles: