Hi my name is John and I'm a Sega addict. I'm a 23 year old game design student currently working as a lighting designer in LA.
Posts by John Doherty
For all of the PC gamers out there who are also Sega fans, this one’s for you! It’s amazing to me that I have somehow not gotten into this series. Not only is this game published by Sega, but it’s also on the PC? I should have been all over this ages ago. Unfortunately this is not the case. The review you are about to enjoy, because it’s so amazingly written, is from the perspective of an outsider to the series. So hit that jump button and read our review of Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games may have the longest game name in history. That’s not the only thing about it that puts it into history books. This is a sequel to a game that featured gaming’s biggest super stars in one game for the first time ever. How does the game hold up to it’s historical significance? Well you will just have to hit the jump and see!
Sega recently held a Q&A with Shinobi 3DS developers Griptonite. I will be honest, before this interview I was nervous about this company putting their hands on my beloved Shinobi. However after reading about how much they love the games, even more than I do really, I feel more at ease about the upcoming release. The interview is a great read and has some really cool concept art in it.
I was so excited for Shinobi III that when I heard it was coming I decided it was time to get a job at McDonald’s so I could afford to get it the day it came out. Shinobi III is still in my personal top ten games of all time list. The balance and thought that went into the design of Shinobi III, is in my mind, near perfection. I still regularly play this game. It is on my Genesis right next to my desk!
Fast forward many years, military service and 10 years with Griptonite Games and I finally got a shot of a lifetime working on a game franchise that defined my young adulthood.
If that doesn’t inspire confidence then I don’t know what will. Hit the jump to see some concept art!
[Source: Sega Blog]
Sega recently confirmed that people who buy certain tablets from gaming mega store GameStop will receive the re-release of Sonic CD, slated for a December release, pre-installed and ready to play. This is pretty cool news to those Sega fans who have been in the market for a new tablet. It’s strange to see this game as the bonus considering it’s not supposed to come out for some time now, but why bite the hand that feeds?
Right now, gamers who purchase a tablet, including the Samsung Galaxy, Acer 100 and ASUS Transformer, being sold at 200 GameStop locations and online at www.gamestop.com, will receive a copy of Sonic CD, pre-installed and ready to play today- far ahead of its official launch in December. This exhilarating Sonic game is compatible with the proprietary Bluetooth gaming controller being offered with the tablets.
First Tails is playable and now this? Busy week for fans of Sonic’s Sega CD outing.
Sega of Japan recently released a new trailer for the 3DS version of Sonic Generations. The trailer doesn’t really show anything new, except for a few seconds of a level that bares uncanny resemblance to Apotos from Sonic Unleashed. While this isn’t as official as Sega coming out and saying it’s in, it seems like a fair assumption to go ahead and assume it is.
What do you guys think about this?
[Source: Sega Bits]
For those who didn’t know, Renegade OPs recently came out on Steam. Amidst all of my excitement I was devastated to find out that I was one of the users having massive issues trying to run the game. Thanks to the magic of download able patches the game seems to now be fixed for all of those users who were having issues with it. This is great news because I’ve been dying to try out Gordon Freeman and those sexy Antlions of his.
[Source: Steam Forums]
TheYetee.com has this really cool, but insanely terrifying Sonic shirt for sale. It’s only $11 dollars in till November 1st. As cool as this shirt is I don’t know if I could wear it without giving myself nightmares.
IGN UK recently uploaded some cut scenes from Sonic Generations, one of which is that awesome Perfect Chaos fight posted above this. This is a major battle in the game and looks like a ton of fun. Make sure to keep your ears open for two remixed songs from Sonic Adventure.
Let me know what you guys think in the comments!
In the November issue of Nintendo Power there is some juicy information about the upcoming 3DS version of Sonic Generations. The issue reveals Tropical Resort Zone from Sonic Colors as a playable zone. They also said they will be remaking the Wii version, not the DS one.
We almost know all of the level in the 3DS version now. Hit the jump to see the list of the levels and the games they came from.
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
Sega and Arkedo have recently announced they are working together on a new project called Project Hell Yeah! Not much is known about the game beyond that it has an awesome name and it’s been in development for nine months. Mark Hayes, CEO of SEGA Europe and SEGA America had this to say about the partnership:
“We’re absolutely delighted to have signed Arkedo”, said Mike Hayes, CEO for SEGA of Europe and SEGA of America. “Arkedo have proved to be at the forefront of innovative design and “Project Hell Yeah!” is sure to continue this trend.”
Arkedo has released some small bits of juicy knowledge about the game on their own blog. This is my favorite snippet:
You know why we are enjoying making “Project Hell Yeah!” so much?
Because there will be TONS of different monsters in it. Provided of course the average weight of a monster is 10 kilos -or 20 pounds for our British friends. Thinking of it, a lot of our monsters are much heavier than this. Alright, let’s settle for MEGATONS of monsters, shall we?
Both sides of the partnership seem really excited about it. I’m looking forward to finding out more about what Project Hell Yeah! is, and having an excuse to say that in some news posts.
[Source: SEGA Blog]