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It’s official. With this episode we are finally done with our Acclaim on Sega series. This will be the final episode we will allow any Acclaim related questions and/or comments so if you’ve got some burning in your heart please leave them in the comments below. Games to be discussed are:
Ferrari F355 Challenge
Tee Off Golf
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
NFL QB Club 2001
Also, don’t forget to enter our Acclaim on Sega contest! It ends today and the winner will be announced on tonight’s show!
A Sonic mod has been released for the PC version of Dark Souls at NexusMods and it’s quite a looker. Rather than being based on the actual hedgehog we know and love, this mod takes a different approach and appears to skin your character as a 35 year old cosplayer at an upcoming Sonic convention.
Now, we just have to convince Sega that this is what we want for a next-gen Sonic game. Realistic and gritty visuals? Check. RPG elements? Check. Claws coming out of Sonic’s hands? Check. It’s perfect.
Any Dark Souls fans going to check out this mod? Is it everything you’ve hoped for in a Sonic game?
[Source: Sonic Wrecks]
What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to different regions getting the same exact console with a different name, it can bring forth a lot of loyalty and debate. When Sega’s 16-bit console came out in Japan and PAL regions, it was known as the Mega Drive but due to legal concerns in the United States and other regions, the name was changed to the Genesis.
We know the systems are identical, but with different names one has to be better, right? We’ve decided to take sides and debate once and for all, what name was better: Genesis or Mega Drive?
Hit the jump to read our responses. More >
It’s the second to last episode of our Acclaim series and now we don’t know what to with ourselves. Our whole lives have been leading up to next week’s episode, at which point we’ll become Acclaim on Sega masters with little use for any additional knowledge or life experiences. We may sound happy and joyful on the podcast, but deep down we’re all living in fear of what will truly come next for the Sega Addicts Podcast. Acclaim is all we’ve known for several months…
Sega has announced that a 3D remake of the original Sonic the Hedgehog will be released on the Japanese 3DS eShop next week. Like 3D Hang-On and 3D Space Harrier before it, 3D Sonic the Hedgehog takes the classic 16-bit game and adds the option for 3D stereoscopic visuals. In addition to those 3D visuals, they’ve also added the spin-dash ability, save states and the option to emulate the look of a 90′s CRT TV.
The game will launch for 600 Yen but unfortunately there’s still no word of a Western release for any of these 3D Sega remakes.
Do you think we’ll start seeing any of these Japanese eShop releases in the West? Would you be picking any up if they were available? What other games would you like to see in this 3D series?
We are recording Part 15 (of 16) in our Acclaim series this Thursday night and we need your listener questions! Games to be discussed are the underwhelming selection of:
Psychic Force 2012
South Park Rally
ECW Hardcore Revolution
Dave Mirra Freestyle Bicycle
ECW Anarchy Rulz
So, if you’ve got questions/comments on any of these games, Acclaim in general or Sega related just leave them in the comments below!
Backbone Entertainment should be familiar to Sega fans as they’ve done quite a bit of work together in the past few years. They may be most known for their work on Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, but they also developed the two Sonic Rivals games on PSP and the iPod port of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Well, it appears that they were interested in doing even more with Sega as a Backbone artist has revealed concept art for two games the developer pitched to our favorite publisher. One being a new Streets of Rage game, but even more surprising is a new ESWAT game. It would appear both games were turned down but it would have been interesting to see what the games would have been like. Maybe in today’s environment with Sega focusing on more digital releases, the games would have had a better chance of being green-lit.
What do you think of the idea of Backbone developing new Streets of Rage and/or ESWAT games? What would you like to see from a new game in those franchises?
On this week’s podcast, Tom makes his grand return and brings free chocolates for everyone! Unfortunately, they’ve been in his pocket since his trip back from Utah so they’re all a giant melted mess filled with chucks of dryer lint, change and old receipts. We all politely declined.
It didn’t hurt his feelings though as he was in high spirits as we went on to talk about Sega and some Acclaim goodness for nearly an hour! We even finally made it to Shadow Man on the Sega Dreamcast, but don’t worry listener, as we still have a couple Acclaim on Sega episodes to go.
Originally published for iOS by Sega last year, Jack Lumber was a great game that didn’t quite get the attention it deserved. Well, it appears that developer Owlchemy Labs wants to give the game a second chance as they have released the game on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux without Sega as publisher this time.
The basic game remains the same with the player chopping wood and getting revenge for his dear old grandmother but without the touchscreen the game was originally designed for you’re now playing with mouse and keyboard. There’s also the addition of a new “Infinitree” mode. The game will be priced at $7.49 but is currently on sale for $5.02.
Anyone planning on purchasing Jack Lumber on Steam? How does it play compared to the iOS original?
Virtual synth software developer, Aly James Lab, has just released his newest product, the FMDrive 2612. Based on the soundchip for the Sega Genesis, the synthesizer lets you compose Genesis-style music with some extended features and a Genesis-influenced user interface. One of the coolest features being advertised is the ability to buy a MIDI controller and play your compositions through your actual Genesis system.
While I’m not too familiar with using any sort of synthesizer software, the trailer above has definitely got me interested. The download is available on a donation basis for a minimum of 10 €, which is pretty reasonable. Anyone else interested and thinking about giving the software a try? Will you composing some funky tunes in the style of ToeJam & Earl?