Humble SEGA Bundle features Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, NiGHTS and more

SEGA and Humble Bundle have teamed up once again to help charity and sell cheap PC games for the next two weeks. This time around you can get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, NiGHTS Into Dreams, the Dreamcast Collection and DLC for Total War: Rome II and Football Manager 2015 for any price you want as long as it’s at least $1. If you pay more than the average amount you’ll also get Empire: Total War, Company of Heroes 2 DLC and other games that will be added to the bundle later on. Then there’s the $12 tier, and if you pay more than that you’ll get the standalone Fall of the Samurai expansion for Total War: Shogun 2. Finally, if you pay more than $50 you’ll get a nifty looking Dreamcast t-shirt.

Aside from this bundle, there are also various other SEGA games on sale in the Humble Store. The most notable deal on there probably being Alien: Isolation for 50% off, however that deal is only for today so you have to be quick. Other games on sale we recommend are The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit and of course Binary Domain.

SEGA is Finally Improving the Dreamcast Collection on Steam


While it’s been possible for a while to get Sonic Adventure DX, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5: Part 2 and SEGA Bass Fishing on Steam, they’re not necessarily the best versions of the game to get. Sonic Adventure DX especially has problems like there being borders around the game and it having a low screen resolution. Which might have something to do with it being a port of the XBLA version, which was a port of the previous PC version, which was a port of the Gamecube version, which was a port of the Dreamcast version. So yeah, it could do with some improvements.

And it might finally get them, as SEGA announced today in a Steam forum post that they’re working on improving these versions over the next few months three years after they’ve been released. Among these improvements are added achievements, which can already be seen on the store pages of the games. Hopes up that this also means that they’ll finally add the Bad Religion back into Crazy Taxi.

SEGA Teases Next Dreamcast Collection Titles

SEGA’s Ben Harbone is teasing Dreamcast fans, but it’s a good kind of teasing. In a video interview with Gamesreactor, Harbone hints at Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia being the next Dreamcast titles to hit download services. Said Harbone, “Those are a couple of our most requested games. I can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ but we may be working on them.” Don’t let us down SEGA, both of those titles would sell like hotcakes, and I’d love to see them sell so well that we get a sequel for either one!

Dreamcast collection is coming to Onlive

It seems that OnLive users will finally have some SEGA love coming their way. Matt Jensen, the community manager for Onlive, has announced on their podcast that Dreamcast Collection will be coming out on their service. If you forgot, the package will include four Dreamcast titles:

  • Space Channel 5 Part 2
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Crazy Taxi
  • SEGA Bass Fishing
The Dreamcast Collection will be released on Tuesday. If you haven’t tried Onlive or know what it is, it lets you play any PC game on almost any device including iOS and Android phones. How does it work? You are actually streaming the game from another computer they set up. It’s online, hint the name Onlive. They also offer a PlayPack Bundle that allows you to play unlimited games for a set price. Think of it as the PC gaming version of Netflix.

SEGA Steam sale has Alpha Protocol for $2

SEGA is having a massive Steam sale right now, having titles like Alpha Protocol, Total War franchise and Aliens vs Predator.

How much is SEGA charging?

  • Alpha Protocol – 90% off$2.00 (reg. $19.99)
  • Aliens vs. Predator – 75% off$4.99 (reg. $19.99)
  • SEGA Genesis Collection – 75% off$7.45 (reg. $29.96)
  • Dreamcast Collection – 75% off – $7.45 (reg. 29.96)
  • Total War: Shogun 2 – 50% off$24.99 (reg. $49.99)
  • Total War Mega Pack (14 items) – 66% off $17.00 (reg. $49.99)
  • SEGA Collector Pack (All SEGA Steam games) – 86% off$79.99 (reg. $224.64)
Some good deals to be had. If you guys recall my review of Alpha Protocol, I thought the game was alright. It has its moments and those moments are worth experiencing, especially at two bucks. 
[Source: Steam Page]


The Rest of the Dreamcast Collection Finally Announced for PSN and XBLA!

Took them long enough, but SEGA has finally set a release date for the XBLA and PSN versions of Space Channel 5 Part 2 and SEGA Bass Fishing. Via the SEGA Blog, we now know that both titles will be released digitally on October 4th for PSN and October 5th for XBLA. Both titles, as well as Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi, have been available since February via the XBOX 360 disc release of The Dreamcast Collection. I reviewed it way back in March, rating it a B-. SEGA Bass Fishing is a fun and faithful port, but without the fishing controller it isn’t a “must play” game. Space Channel 5 Part 2, however, is an A+ release in my opinion. It’s a perfect port, widescreen support is very well implemented, and the game is a fantastic sequel brimming with catchy tunes and funky dancing. If you pick up one Dreamcast Collection game, make it Space Channel 5 Part 2.

By the way, wouldn’t the week of September 9th have made for a better release date?

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Steam has DC collection for 50% off

Following the SEGA Genesis Collection deal, you can also get the DC Collection for 50% off. On Steam, each title is sold for $8.99, if you add that together and take off 50%, it comes to roughly $20 for 4 games.

The only thing that sucks is that you can’t get the ones you want for 50% off, so you have to stick them all together.

[Source: Steam]
[Thanks: SEGA Dude]

DC Collection Giveaway winners are…

  1. Facebook winner is  Daniel T. Brengel = DC Vinyl
  2. Twitter winner is  Chronorayven = DC collection for 360
  3. E-mail winner is Sky.God = DC Hoodie

There you go, give us an e-mail (segabits @ with your address. Make the header “DC Collection Winner”. Thanks for all who entered.

*If a winner doesn’t respond within a week, we will give the prizes to another person.

Google’s Android moscot in Space Channel 5?

[Youtube video of fight here]

Last time we posted about how Yakuza of the End copied zombies from Left 4 Dead, now we bring you the other side of the coin. Well not really, just a coincidence. Engadget already did an article regarding the Android robot being taken from an Atari Lynx game.

Still something cool to look at. These robots are in Space Channel 5 Part 2, which you can now get in the Dreamcast Collection on PC and Xbox 360.

[Posted at Reddit]

Review: The Dreamcast Collection

Back in November 2010, online retailer GameStop let slip that a title called “The Dreamcast Collection” was to be released. In January 2011, SEGA officially announced The Dreamcast Collection for the XBOX 360 and PC. Between that time, speculation and hype ran rampant. Was the collection to be as massive as the previously released Genesis collection? Were we to receive Power Stone,  Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and many more non-SEGA games on a release published by SEGA? Would the disc contain both Shenmue titles? Once officially announced, many of the expectations were not met. It wasn’t to be an all-out tribute to the console, nor a mega collection of a dozen games. Rather, the Dreamcast Collection turned out to be a disc release of four previously released and soon to be released XBLA titles at a budget price.

Despite not being what many were hoping for, how does the release fair as an XBLA compilation?

Dreamcast Collection giveaway: Win the game, vinyl and hoodie

We are holding a super duper Dreamcast Collection giveaway. You can thank SEGA America’s awesome community team for the prizes. Go ahead, send them a love letter.

The Prizes

So what are we going to give you? 3 lucky readers will be able to win one of the following.

  • One copy of the ‘Dreamcast Collection’ for the Xbox 360.
  • One copy of the limited press Dreamcast Collection vinyl.
  • One Dreamcast hoodie.

How to win

There are 3 ways to win.

  • Retweet this message if you have a twitter account. If you are not following us, now is a good time to start.
  • Like our contest post. If you don’t like us on facebook, now is the time to start.
  • E-mail us a list of your top 3 SEGA games. (E-mail: segabits @

Want to double your chances of winning?

Enter over at SEGA Network affiliate The Dreamcast Junkyard for a chance to win!

Contest will run for one week, will end next Tuesday on March 8th. Good luck.

Dreamcast Collection – Launch Trailer

Check out the launch trailer for the Dreamcast Collection, (if you can be bothered….) In all honesty it’s as underwhelming as the collection itself.

If you pick up this collection you can expect to play two less than perfect ports, (Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure) a dated fishing game (Sega Bash Fishing) and the only redeeming game on the disc, Space Channel 5 Part 2.

Ask yourself, do I think this makes a good Dreamcast Collection? Is this how we want to celebrate the console we all love? I don’t! I think Sega of America knows how much some of us love the Dreamcast and are trying to play us like a fiddle. I understand this is volume 1 and that suggests more to come but I find it rather hard to get excited when REZ HD, Virtual On, Samba de Amigo and Chu Chu Rocket were also readily available.

You want me to get excited by this? Give me six great games on one disk… Not three mediocre ports and Space Channel 5. Good day to you sir.

Retail Dreamcast collection will pack four games

SEGA have set Feburary 2011 as the date for their ‘Dreamcast Collection’ retail disc. Fans spouted out games they wanted like the usual favorites Shenmue and Jet Set Radio. Sadly, this will not happen, SEGA has confirmed the four games the collection will have.

  • Sonic Adventure
  • Crazy Taxi
  • SEGA Bass Fishing
  • Space Channel 5 part 2

Basically its a compilation of their digital titles they have already announced. Here is something new though, it is also coming to PC, no Playstation 3 version! The press release does not say if Sonic Adventure version will come with the DX downloadable content on disc, my guess is probably not. Hit the jump for the press release.