I never thought that the Sega Spectrum would be a console, but I was hopeful that we’d hear something interesting. Instead, we heard nothing at all.
And yes, this is the same Youtube user who created the amazing (and super fake) Dreamcast 2 concept video.
Oh onibox, why must you play with our dreams?
You may remember this little gem being mentioned on the site before. Whether you do or not, and if you are an old-school Sonic fan, you definitely need to check out the game. The game’s creator, Lake Feperd finds his inspiration from the Genesis days of Sonic as this game takes place after Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but before Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Feperd’s first game, Sonic Before the Sequel takes place before Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Both games are worth checking out, and it’s worth mentioning yet again that you should keep an eye out for his Sonic CD-inspired Sonic Chronos Adventure. So who else is gonna grab this awesome fan game?
[Source: Sonic Retro]
Gearbox allegedly took over development of the ill fated Duke Nukem Forever from 3D Realms under the agreement that Gearbox would pay off a $2.9 million loan owed to an unnamed party. However, 3D Realms that Gearbox had refused to pay out any royalties for the Duke Nukem license until the $2.9 million loan had been recouped; hence the lawsuit.
Gearbox’s Vice President of Marketing Steve Gibson has vehemently defended the company again 3D Realms, claiming that “3D Realms received the full benefit of its bargain” and that while 3D Realms ultimately benefited from the eventual release of Duke Nukem Forever, “Gearbox Software … experienced damage to its credibility and loss of its money”.
It’s everyone’s fault by Gearbox’s, eh?
Steve Gibson’s full statement can be found after the jump.
“Do you want to touch me?”
That may or may not be a Bayonetta phrase you are all too familiar with. Well, you’re going to have the opportunity to be even more familiar with it in Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U. The game will feature a special control scheme using the stylus on the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad. According to Nintendo, the game is designed for newcomers, and reminds me a bit of the “one-handed mode,” from the first Bayonetta. The controls will be as follows:
Move – tap to where you want to go
Jump – swipe up
Attack – tap an enemy and repeat taps start combos
Evade – swipe backwards
Witch time – do an evade swipe right before an enemy attacks
Umbra Climax – a command shows up on screen to tap
So there you have it. The Umbra Climax is a new attack brought to the game which allows Bayonetta to summon different monsters from the game. I like to think of it as a more brutal version of Pokemon battles.
How do you feel about this simplified control style? I honestly think it would be confusing to someone familiar with a controller layout, but only time will tell.
Gaming’s biggest week may have come and gone, but the onslaught of awesome news-type tidbits is far from over. Above you’ll find some footage of a lava-kissed Crimson Dragon boss battle from the E3 show floor. Nothing showcases this game’s Panzer Dragoon roots like seeing it in glorious motion, and with the recently confirmed controller support in tow, Futatsugi’s latest is looking better than ever.
Vega’s original Game Gavel auction was cancelled after reaching $7,600 after three bids. His first eBay auction ended at $15,500, but with the reserve unmet. But will Vega’s third stab at selling the rare Sega Saturn variant pay off?
In my opinion, choosing to put the console up during E3 2013 may not have worked to Vega’s advantage. Even diehard retro gamers often find themselves getting involved with E3 2013 news and controversy. Unfortunately for Vega I reckon all the talk of Xbox One DRM and PS4 game sharing has completely overshadowed his Sega Pluto auction.
But will a bid slide in at the very end of the auction? Or is $20,000 just too much? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!
Every once in a while I stumble across something that reminds me of why I came to write for this website in the first place. Few of those discoveries have tugged at my heartstrings in the same way as the incredible faux Dreamcast 2 trailer you see above.
Aside from a couple mild design snafus (where’s my VMU 2?), talented YouTuber onibox has captured everything that diehard Dreamcast fanatics have been begging for from Sega’s fabled return to console development. From the plucky and passionate “We’re still thinking” motto to the handsomely doctored Shenmue III disc slipping into the console’s orange-lit tray, these 64 seconds offer an impressive and feasible take on what a next-gen Dreamcast might look like.
Somebody please tell me I’m not the only one that teared up like a big baby.
Even with their comparatively low game count, Sega has earned an impressive handful of “Best of E3″ awards for this year’s show.
Some of the highlights include:
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- Best Downloadable Game – Pop.com.br
Company of Heroes 2
- Best of Strategy – Destructoid
- Best PC Game – Gamer Theory Media
- Best Strategy Game – GTYOnline.pl
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – IGN
- Best Online Multiplayer Game, Best PC Game, Best Strategy Game (Nominee) – Machinima
Total War: Rome II
- Best of Strategy, Best of PC – Destructoid
- Most Valuable Game (Official Selection) – PC Gamer
- Best of E3 – 9lives.be
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – Game Informer
- Best PC Game, Best Strategy Game – Machinima
Sonic Lost World
- Best of Wii U – Destructoid
- Best of E3 – My Geek Review
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – IGN
- Best of E3 (Nominee) – Game Trailers
- “We Love It” – The Escapist
And coolest of all, Brand Manager Aaron Webber was noted by GayGamer as one of the “Men of E3.” Nice going, Aaron!
Hit the jump to see a full list of Sega’s E3 nominations and wins.
Yukio Futasugi’s long-missing Crimson Dragon has once again soared into view, carrying with it a few exciting new modifications. Chief among them? The oft-requested traditional controller support.
Now confirmed to be an XBox One exclusive, this already lovely-looking title will predictably boast a whole new level of visual clarity. But that’s not all according to producer Yutaka Noma,
“We are also enhancing the dragon breeding system; depending on how you do it, your dragon evolves in different ways. So your dragon might not look like mine. Ours will also have different attributes; your might be faster, but mine stronger.”
But perhaps the most exciting change is that Crimson Dragon will now support regular ol’ controllers–a feature that Noma says was intended all along,
“In the beginning, Microsoft approached Futasugi-san about doing a Kinect game for the Xbox 360, and he came up with a vision to do the ultimate Kinect game, with dragons[...]
We actually wanted to support both the Kinect and a regular controller in the very beginning, but it takes time and lots of work to support both. Then we got lots and lots and lots of feedback from passionate fans, who all said ‘please support a controller’. Because of the new technology and added time, Futasugi-san went ‘okay, let’s go for it!’”
There you have it. In just two paragraphs my interest rocketed from a three to like a billion. This will certainly make the game accessible to many more players, hopefully enough to justify that Panzer Dragoon Saga-esque sequel Futatsagi hinted at late last year.
With E3 recently over it’s time to soak up the latest previews and industry buzz surrounding the most popular games. Usually this comes in the form of written previews but Sega has decided to give the gamers a slice of the action by releasing the Company of Heroes 2 E3 demo to all members of the games open beta, which you can join on its Steam page.
Considering that we’re so close to the games release you can bet that this will be an accurate demonstration of what the game has to offer. However don’t get too excited as this exclusive demo will only be available for a few more days (until the 18th), as will the beta. A taste of war awaits and if it really hooks you then you only have until the 25th of this very month to experience the full game in all its strategic glory. Who knew war could be so fun?