Posts tagged 2012
On this week’s episode Tom and Mike are updating Skype when suddenly they lose power and have to restart their computer and completely re-install Skype from scratch. This series of events makes them late to the podcast but luckily for them, Kris and I are extremely understanding and nice to them anyway. We also talk about some Sega stuff like games we’ve been playing and all the games Sega released in 2012.
See ya in 2013!
Total War fans and those eager for the recently announced Total War: Rome II will be glad to hear that series developer Creative Assembly have stated at this year’s Gamescom that the company and the atmosphere within has not been affected by the Sega’s restructuring earlier this year. Communications manager Al Bickham had the following to say on the matter:
It hasn’t affected us in any way, in terms of our aims. We have a fantastic relationship with SEGA, and they trust us to make great games, which we’ve been doing for 25 years now. They see us as one of the jewels in their crown. Total War consistently scores around the 90 mark on Metacritic, every iteration has done well, and we have a really strong philosophy of support in terms of new content after launch.
So yeah, we’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing. And with Rome II, that’s a big job. We’ve got a lot to do still, but we’re in a really good place, and we’ve opened the doors on what we think is going to be the most spectacular, epic-in-scope but focused in details version of Total War.
I woke up on Saturday morning from a night of pleasant dreaming populated with games, games and more games. My feet ached, my eyes pulsated, my throat was tight and raw, and my whole skeleton felt old and tired, but this Sega Addict survived the trip to Cologne the day before, Friday August 17th, and here I am to share my tale with you all. Sega’s near non-existence at the event was a tad disappointing, but there was still plenty to see and do for Sega fans and lovers of all games big and small. So I’ll grab some coffee while you hit the jump and then we’ll get started with my impressions of Gamescom 2012.
Yours truly was searching through the official list of 600 exhibitors to see who will and won’t be turning up at Gamescom next week. Being the Sega worshipper I am I couldn’t help but search the company up, you know, just in case. To my surprise the official Gamescom website lists Sega as having two booths, one in the business-only hall 5 and one in hall 7 which is an ‘entertainment area’ accessible by the general public. You can view the huge hall plan here.
This is peculiar considering Sega announced at first that they would not turn up, then later changing their minds and stating they would be conducting an exhibition ‘behind closed doors‘. Now, according to the Gamescom website, it looks as though average Joes like myself will be able to take a peek at Sega’s hottest new properties. Hooray!
E3 is almost upon us and here at Sega Addicts we have some hopes, dreams, and predictions for what Sega will be showing off at the show. With Sega’s recently released line-up of games that will be on display it’s looking to be a much smaller showing than usual, which, is no surprise after Sega’s recent downsizing. There may be a few things up Sega’s sleeve that they’re waiting to announce, however, so here’s hoping that by the end of E3 many Sega fans will be excited about the future.
Hit the jump to read some of our thoughts and predictions.
The UK game retailer GAME has listed a bonus offer if you reserve Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics Games through GAME, Gamestation, or Gameplay (online only). Reserving will get customers a nice pack of stationary including pencils, markers, a ruler, notepad, etc. so that you will be the coolest kid at university! M&S 2012 releases February 10th in the UK, and February 14th in the USA. Who will be ready for class with this game?
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
This episode we look to the future and discuss the games announced for 2012. With games like Binary Domain, Yakuza: Dead Souls, Phantasy Star Online 2, and many more this has potential to be a great year for Sega games. In addition to announced games we also speculate on what franchises may have unannounced games in the works.
Just when you thought you heard the last ‘New Years’ edition of your favourite thing, The Sega Addicts Kids Table is here to force another yearly retrospective down your neck. That’s right in this episode I Stevie Grant, Josh Newey and John Doherty talk about our best (and worst) Sega games of 2011, as well as our favourite news stories of that year. Also John opens his gifts from Josh and watches Streets of Rage (it’s an amazing movie). It’s definitely an eventful episode for him.
So stop not having this episode on your hard drive and download it to finally begin the new year (really lately that is)!
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Anime styled videogame satire fans will be pleased to note that the sequel to Hyperdimension Neptunia has finally gotten a US release date. Hyperdimension Neptunia MK 2 has recently been confirmed for a US release date of February 2012. No actual day yet but we can all be assured that the game is coming to Western shores early 2012.
The game pokes fun at console wars and features a parody of the Sega Dreamcast as a main character. Keiji Inafune will even have a cameo. How cool is that? So did you like the first enough to want this sequel? Could you just not care? Well let me know what you think in the comments!
[Source: Just Push Start]