Posts tagged Racing
The online amusement retail store, Liberty Games, has created an infographic detailing the history of Sega’s arcade racing games. It’s pretty interesting to see the history laid out and how it evolved starting with their 1968 Drivemobile amusement game and going all the way up to their arcade version of GRID in 2010. If anything, this infographic really makes me long for some new Sega racing games on consoles as Outrun 2 and Sega Rally Revo seem to be the last in that genre, not counting some of the HD re-releases.
What are your thoughts on the infographic? Any specific Sega racing game that holds a special place in your heart?
Hit the jump to see the entire infographic.
You can often tell how big a game is based on it’s prevalence on store shelves and if Sega’s new shipment figures are anything to go on, Sonic and All-Stars Racing: Transformed is very well known indeed. In their third quarter earnings report Sega noted that they had shipped 930,000 copies of the game across the US and Europe, on all platforms except the upcoming 3DS version. This was based on the figures taken during November through December so the number has bound to have shifted in the meantime.
When you compare this to Football Manager 2013 which shipped about 730,000 copies in the same regions since October and Yakuza 5‘s 580,000 copies in Japan from December, you can see that Sega had really put a lot of weight behind this project. Which is great news except for the fact that the game unfortunately isn’t selling as well as it deserves to. However with copies on shelves it’s not exactly hard to bag yourself a disc, which can’t hurt things for now. Will the game’s sales then pick up any time soon? Will I be able to use another vaguely related stock image for a header picture again? Stick with us and we’ll let you know when we find out more!
While the internet had some sneaking suspicions that Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed for 3DS would be delayed, we’ve finally gotten an official confirmation from Nintendo that the game is being pushed back to February in Europe. Stores in the US and Australia are also listing the same so I think it’s safe to assume that it’s being delayed across the board.
It’s worth noting that the PS Vita version of the game has already been released in Europe, with the US release date resting on December 11th. Seeing as these are two different versions of the game it’s not strange that they wouldn’t be released at the same time. But for the sake of being homogeneous game companies often like to have all versions of one game out at the same time, which is odd considering that all ports of this game have all had separate releases. Either way hopefully it’s a good thing it’s delayed. I’d rather have a late game than a buggy one.
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]
On this week’s episode we’re joined by racing game extraordinaire, Brett Hatfield, to discuss the recent release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed. It’s a nice game. In addition, we discuss a little NiGHTS HD, Tom buys a copy of Rocket Knight Adventures and then we say goodbye.
Sega Addicts, start your engines! With the release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed this month, we thought it would be a great time to highlight some of our favorite racing games that have appeared on Sega consoles or were published by Sega throughout the years.
Hit the jump to read about our 10 favorite racing games.
Sega has released the opening movie that will appear in their next Initial D arcade game simply titled, Initial D Arcade 7 AA X. The opening movie features a song called “Cross the X” by m.o.v.e. who has done songs for most the other Initial D games.
I’ve only played the Initial D arcade games a few times but I really like how they integrate story into the racing genre. I’d love to see Sega bring these games to consoles so people could actually play them. There was a PS3 release in Japan but word on the street is it’s not very good and quite different from the arcade games.
Yet again like an oncoming freight train The Sega Addicts Kids Table shows up to bombard your ears with another podcast of delights! And this week is very different as we take an edgy ‘noire’ approach to the week’s topics. What does that mean? Not much really although we do come up with a great idea for an LA Noire spin off. I won’t spoil it for you but it has a lot to do with wacky prop comedy.
But that’s not all! Being a Sega podcast the gang (Stevie, Josh, and John) also chat about the recently announced Yakuza HD collection, as well as Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. If that doesn’t tempt you we also talk about the usefulness of Megaman X at a party and John’s awful movie experience. What did he watch? How much did it suck? Why on Earth would he watch it? Tune in to find out!
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There’s been a lot of great news for NiGHTS Into Dreams fans lately and due to this more recent news it does not seem to be stopping. The news is that while he was in the previous game as the flag waver, NiGHTS’s role in the Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing sequel has been upped to a fully playable character. This news surfaces from the annual Summer of Sonic convention where it was also revealed that he will be the only character to race without a vehicle.
Leaked screens from NeoGAF also reveal a NiGHTS Into Dreams themed stage, as well as what seems to be the titular characters special move.
The more I hear about this game, the more it makes me want to play it. With extra characters and stages this definetly seems to be the game to look out for. Make sure to keep your eye on this site then, as we will update you with every piece of news that surfacesfrom this hugely anticipated racing sequel.
[Source: Euro Gamer]
If you live in the UK, near or in Sheffield then listen up because this news applies exclusively to you. Steve Lycett, the executive producer of Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed has reached out for fans in the lovely Northern area for help in testing out the upcoming crossover racing title via twitter. This job is a voluntary act in which you can voice your opinions on the game and help with the feedback process for three weeks at a time.
The company has said that they will reimburse travel expenses, but the job is mainly a chance for the regular consumers to test out a game before launch. It does indeed sound like a fun way to look inside the games industry for your regular Sega fan. Although keep in mind that you would have to be available on July 2nd- July 20th, and the 23rd to the 10th of August. The work times will be from 11am-6pm with an hour break at 1pm. If you can make it and are flexible with those hours then Steve Lycett would like you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
So this is a pretty interesting way of getting feedback for a game. I personally like this idea, as gamers can indeed give some great feedback that officials couldn’t. Hopefully this works and the game will be even better when it launches later this year.
It’s been a long time hasn’t it? Well maybe not long but it has indeed been a while since The Sega Addicts Kids Table has discussed even the tiniest morsel of Sega news. Well it’s a good thing then that to make up for it, Stevie, John and Josh talk about nearly every big news story of the past 4 weeks! How do they do it? Beats me!
And what’s more is that they discuss even more stuff! Johns tropical holiday, Josh’s belated Birthday gifts and many more wacky antics are portrayed in this extra special bumper episode that we have for you. So if you’ve been waiting for a return to form then download away! You won’t be disappointed, unless you have way too high expectations!
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