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Youtuber TheFineBros has an ongoing series in which groups from all sides of the social spectrum are asked to sit down to various media from beyond their demographic’s reach. The latest video asked some older ladies and gentlemen to take in the unique modern art that is Vocaloid singers, including everybody’s favorite, Hatsune Miku.
Not surprisingly, their visceral reactions fall almost exactly parallel to mine: initial confusion and shock, followed by slack-jawed wonder, 1984-inspired terror, reluctant acceptance, and then (*gasp*) enjoyment.
I think Don, the most open-minded gent in the entire video, accurately describes word-for-word my current feelings on Vocaloid technology: “I love it [...] I’m overwhelmed, I’m really and truly overwhelmed. How creative…”
“What was it?”
Remember when we used to do commentaries here at Sega Addicts? No? Well an old writer Sven used to sit down and put together some footage and slap our horrible voices all over it. However one stormy night Sven left the site in the middle of our Sonic 4: Episode 2 commentary with Josh Newey, leaving the saga incomplete and empty.
…until now! As you can see above we finally have access to the lost videos for your enjoyment. Sonic 4: Episode 2 is no longer relevant though but if you don’t mind hearing us blabber on about weird nonsense (I haven’t watched this since) with a slightly rubbish videogame on in the background, then these lost treats are for you my friend. You can see the final part in this commentary after the jump, and if you’re new to these videos you can even check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!
Who knows maybe one day we could even get this going again. Meh, that’ll probably never happen. Ever. Nope. Nada. No way… now hit the jump and stop thinking about that…
Oh and enjoy!
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.
Sonic inspired indie game Freedom Planet has certainly been picking up a lot of steam since it’s hugely successful Kickstarter. Keeping this in mind, Stephen DiDuro has been sharing the game making process to it’s backers, including an exclusive peek at a new playable character and stage viewable to you above! When talking about the new character ‘Milla’, DiDuro commented that:
Milla isn’t as strong or durable as her friends, but she has a variety of moves that are good for exploring. She can summon and launch barriers, float in the air, pick up and throw item boxes, or create her own blocks out of thin air!
Very interesting indeed. I personally love the new animations displayed here and can’t wait to learn more about this game as the development progresses. Be rest assured that we here will keep you in the know as soon as anything new or important is displayed! But so far it’s all looking good and Milla looks like a ton of fun to play. Can not wait for this one!
[Source: TSSZ News]
The above video is concept art from Aliens: Crucible, which was an Aliens-based RPG that was announced back in 2006. The game was cancelled in 2009. One of the project’s character animtors, Danny Garnett, created the above video montage to show some of the very early character models.
It’s always interesting to see what, “could have been,” when it comes to things like this. Some may say these character models look better in their early stages than the final version of the Xeno’s in Aliens: Colonial Marines. But hey, these could always go into another Aliens game in the future, right? Regardless, it’s a nice video. How do you guys think an Aliens RPG could have done?
[Source: TSSZ News]
The Australian street date has been broken for the 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and you know what that means: premature footage of the game in action!
Youtuber Dafstervideos has posted a substantial 16 minute video featuring three tracks from the game, including Ocean View, Galactic Parade, and Graffiti City, played as characters Sonic, NiGHTS and Ralph.
After watching the video in its entirety, I have to say I’m impressed with how well the HD console version has translated to the handheld. Certain visual perks look like they’ve suffered a bit–like the fact that NiGHTS’ All Star move is now just her airplane mode–but all in all it appears really faithful to what is generally a fantastic game.
For those not in the know Did You Know Gaming is pretty much the best videogame trivia site out there. It has a ton of cool posts, occasionally featuring Sega based facts that you may not have known. In fact they’ve even taken on Sega’s biggest character in a recent video (viewable above) featuring some obscure Sonic trivia that you may not know. The video itself is voiced by youtuber weeklytubeshow and is actually pretty diverse in it’s facts.
It’s definitely an interesting watch to say the least.
That’s right more footage of Sega’s Japan only urinal game system has surfaced onto the internet via a demonstration by the youtube channel Yokai Attack. In the video (viewable above) the host Matt Alt films a brief play session of the game, which is sure to gross out anyone who doesn’t like the combination of pee and videogames. Which I honestly really can’t blame you for. Sega, as much as I love you I really don’t need you with me at the urinal…
Fans of Hatsune Miku, get ready because Sega has a brand new video to show off! Since the new Vocaloid game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is due to hit Japanese stores in August, Sega has updated their official site with a song from the upcoming game. The song is entitled Summer Idol and is all about catchy Summer partying. If you are so inclined you can watch the video above this post.
Even though Hatsune Miku isn’t personally my thing, I still thought the song in question was cute, and I do expect it to be a hit with Hatsune’s ever increasing fan base. But what about you? Did you like it, or do you have another favourite? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: Andria Sang]
To promote the upcoming US release of Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure Sega has teamed up with youtube sensation Random Encounters to create a live action musical trailer for it. The video (which you can watch above) is a fun take on the game’s story and features precise representations of the characters from the game. I personally really dig it, as I love creative trailers and this one definitely fit the bill. It then goes without saying that I hope Sega and Random Encounters will work again in the future.
But what do you think? Are you not a fan of the music, or of Rhythm Thief in general? If not (or even if you are) let me know in the comments!