I have no shame in admitting I’m a big fan of the OC Remix themed albums, as they are on a constant loop in my playlists. From the preview above, it looks like another album is about to be added to my library. Combining 25 remixes from 30 different artists, Temporal Duality is themed after Sonic CD, and covers both the international and North American soundtracks. The video above sums up the album best, along with the fact that it will release sometime this year. Keep your eyes here for when the album lands on the internet. Any particular track that you enjoyed? I’m a fan of the Sonic Boom (Instrumental Reprise) near the end.
[Source: TSSZ News]
The long-awaited Dreamcast shoot-em-up, Sturmwind, is now available for purchase, and a new launch trailer has been revealed to celebrate the release. And it looks gorgeous.
Developed by Duranik and published by RedSpotGames, Sturmwind is the first original Dreamcast title since 2009′s Rush Rush Rally Racing and Irides: Master of Blocks. There was worry about the title when Duranik announced issues with their usual CD-ROM printing factory, but they’ve stuck to their word on the new release date and if you’re that way inclined, I hear there’s a fancy special edition that might tickle your wallet.
[Source: Sega Driven]
While we were all anticipating the RetroN 4′s reveal at the Midwest Gaming Classic trade show, Hyperkin have thrown a curveball in revealing the RetroN 5 instead. What differentiates it from its unreleased predecessor outside of an additional Famicon slot we can’t be entirely sure, but it follows up on the 4 by including Gameboy Advance in the series of retro gaming hybrid consoles that already featured Genesis, SNES and NES compatibility.
We were big fans of the RetroN 3, so hopefully this will be even better. It’s personally a first day purchase for me on the HDMI alone – all it needs now is Master System and I’d be complete.
Anyone else excited?
For those of you who are a fan of After Burner’s catchy soundtrack and who aren’t afraid to get funky at an arcade, you’re in luck: Sega are bringing an After Burner remix to Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Arcade, along with songs “39” and “Senbonzakura” for March 19.
And for those of you that aren’t Japanese and are wondering how this is anything more than candy dangled under your nose when your parents said you can’t have any, good news arrives in that the Project Diva Arcade machines are currently being trial tested in America. The first trial you can catch at Round 1 in Puente Hills California up until March 17, with more test locations promised to be announced soon. But otherwise, there’s always the growing speed of Sega’s poll to get Project Diva F localised to get behind.
We’ll keep our ears peaked.
To all my fellow Dreamcast fans: prepare for a full half hour of rapturous joy.
After delivering not one, but two incredible videos of Dreamcast classics in the stunning sheen of 1080p high definition, talented YouTuber and Sega fan TheSpacechannel 5 has combined and tweaked his commendable work in this incredible 31-minute opus of HD splendor.
Complete with professional-quality titles and 3D effects, this tribute to the Dreamcast’s amazing library is the most expansive celebration I’ve ever seen for the console. In the time it takes to watch an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, you’ll witness footage from classics like Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia, rare and under-appreciated titles like Project Justice, Super Magnetic Neo, and Re-Volt, and even unlocalized or largely unknown games like Headhunter, Fighting Vipers 2, Segagaga, and Rent-A-Hero. Hell, it even makes Blue Stinger look fun.
Just take a half hour of your day and enjoy this incredible collection. Make sure to bring a pad of paper, as you’ll be writing down eBay search fodder in a matter of minutes. Thanks TheSpacechannel 5. Please, don’t ever stop.
Sega today released a new trailer for their upcoming addition to the Total War series by Creative Assembly, Rome II. A playable battle within the game, it features Rome’s crushing defeat to united Germanic tribes in The Battle of Of Teutoburg Forest.
The trailer exhibits some of the title’s new features, including their “true line-of-sight system, deployable battlefield technology” and their “tense new style of ambush scenarios.” It also features some seriously angry dogs. You can also catch the game’s first gameplay trailer here.
We can expect Total War: Rome II this October.
Over 12 minutes of gameplay from Obsidian Entertainment’s cancelled Aliens RPG has surfaced online, revealing how much of the game had been finished. The game was announced by Sega in 2006 but cancelled without explanation in 2009.
Known as Aliens: Crucible, this follows footage found very recently displaying early animations of the game. While unfinished (my favourite part of the video being the human squeals of pain from the aliens) there was a substantial amount of work done. The video shows early, solo gameplay, as well as playing in a four-member party. There is dialogue and even custom character creation. Considering the controversy surrounding Aliens: Colonial Marines and less than stellar fan reception, this is a massive tease in the face of Alien fans of what could have been.
[Source: Unseen64's Dailymotion]
I never know what to say below these videos. I’m nuts.
Update: After twenty four hours, several cups of coffee, countless technical problems and a solid 25 Dreamcast games, I have managed to survive the second run of the Dreamcast Marathon. An emphatic thank you goes out to anyone who decided to validate my insanity by checking it out and giving me someone to talk to during the ordeal, with a special thanks to Dr. Scottnik, who stayed online with me for more than half of the entire marathon.
I will write up a final post a little later on, but for now, I neeeeeed to sleeeeep.
So here we are! The marathon has begun, and I am already tired. Just to lay some ground rules: I will be playing for a full 24 hours, with small breaks in between for gross bodily functions, and a half-hour break every four hours to take my dog on walks/exhaust him as much as humanly possible.
Feel free to leave as many comments as you like below, as I will do my best to read and respond to every one I get. Please keep in mind little errors like internet issues, as my connection is notoriously wishy-washy. Also, keep in mind this is not a gaming footage marathon unfortunately as I lack the tech to do so. I am not made out of money. Leave me alone. Instead, enjoy this sad display of one man’s downward (orange) spiral into Dreamcast love/madness.
Here we go!
After quite some break, I present to you the third part of the Sega Addicts commentary of Sonic 4: Episode 2 with Stevie Grant, Josh Newey and myself. Make sure to subscribe to our Youtube account, while you’re at it!
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