Tag Archives: Sega

Programmable Series – The Sounds Of Context

Audio in video games is an interesting beast to tackle. You’ve got background music to set the mood and enhance the environment. You’ve got sound effects for the actions players and characters perform within the game. You may even have voice … Continue reading

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Takenobu Mitsuyoshi’s Rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’ Gives Christmas a Rolling Start

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, the composer notable for his work on a number of SEGA’s most iconic soundtracks, including Virtua Fighter 2 and Daytona USA – for which he provided some truly breathtaking vocals – has performed ‘Jingle Bells’ for the arcade rhythm game maimai. I … Continue reading

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When Yakuza met Sylvanian Families – Culture Collection #12

What happens when you cross the gentle country lifestyle championed by Sylvanian Families, the internationally popular line of anthropomorphic animal mini-figures, with the hard-boiled, gripping criminal underworld that plays host to SEGA’s Yakuza series of crime games? Twitter user @momomousoumomo calls it ‘Yakuzania’ … Continue reading

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Robotic Akira from Virtua Fighter perhaps the most terrifying thing to walk the earth

When people talk about the supposedly impending ‘rise of the machines’, in which the technology we have created turns against us and rules over us with an iron, circuit-filled fist, it’s unlikely the thought that said machines will be practicing … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Sonic Cafe mobile games

Sonic Cafe series Developer(s): Sonic Team Publisher: Sega Platform(s): Mobile Release Date: 2001-2007 It would be no stretch to say that Sonic has been around. Featured in games of all genres and on almost every platform under the sun since Sega’s exit … Continue reading

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Space Harrier model kits let you enter the Fantasy Zone, store your stationary

It’s a known fact that the only way to truly keep your desk tidy is by storing your pens and pencils inside the hollowed out head of an Ida, the imposing stone head enemies from Sega’s surreal sci-fi rail shooter … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel

Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel Developer: Copya System Ltd. Publisher: Asmik Corporation Platform(s): Mega Drive Release Date: December 12th 1990 (Japan exclusive) Wrestling games are hardly an obscure affair, especially in the fourth generation of consoles. The likes of Fire Pro Wrestling … Continue reading

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DMGs, Christmas Presents and Terrifying Famicom Men – Culture Collection #7

Just like that, christmas has come and gone, but even during the holidays the world of gaming culture never sleeps! As a matter of fact, christmas is the ideal time to share the joys of consoles new and old with … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Girl’s Garden

Girl’s Garden Developer: Sega Development Division #3 Publisher: Sega Platform(s): SG-1000 Release Date: 1984 (Japan exclusive) Romance sure is tough, isn’t it? Well, the version of presented in Girl’s Garden certainly is. The game’s protagonist Papri just wants to put together a beautiful bouquet of … Continue reading

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Take an in-depth look at the technology behind the Sega Saturn’s graphics

In celebration of the Sega Saturn, Chinese Sega fan Low Score Boy has recently put out an English-language version of his incredibly interesting and detailed investigation into the technology utilised by the Saturn. The 20 minute video provides some great insight … Continue reading

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