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Yu Suzuki could Kickstart Shenmue III

The Shenmue III dream is still alive. When asked by Eurogamer whether he’d consider taking to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to finance a third entry in the Shenmue series, series creator Yu Suzuki answered: "Yes. I am researching it." Of course, it would have to be a phenomenally successful Kickstarter to …

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Sonic Boom designs were ‘traumatic’ for Sonic Team

The developer behind Sega’s upcoming Sonic Boom has admitted that its Western-friendly designs for the game were tough for Sonic Team to stomach. The game, developed by Western studio Big Red Button, was revealed last month and drew immediate criticism for the way in which it had adapted the look …

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Namco Bandai targets Sega HQ with Pac-Man PR stunt, security shuts it down

Namco Bandai invaded Sega’s HQ this week in an effort to promote Pac-Man. The character is set to make a comeback this year with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. And so the firm decided to project an image the titular character onto Sega’s headquarters in Chiswick, West London. It’s because …

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Rogen and Goldberg to co-direct Console Wars film adaptation

Comedy writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are set to write and co-direct a movie adaptation of Blake J. Harris’s upcoming book, Console Wars. Rogen and Goldberg’s credits include penning the scripts of comedy films Superbad and Knocked Up. Polygonfurther reports that Sony Pictures will assist with the development of …

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Football Manager 2014 breaks PC chart record despite crack

Football Manager 2014 has broken the record for the most consecutive No.1s in the PC charts. The title has racked up 16 No.1s in a row. If the game can hit 22 No.1s in total (not necessarily consecutively) it will beat the record for the most No.1s of any PC …

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Total War: Rome II fans upset over alleged cut content in premium DLC

Creative Assembly’s Total War: Rome II has again fallen under fan scrutiny, this time over paid DLC allegedly including cut content from the game’s pre-release version. Players claim that the Camel Cataphract units featured in the recently released Beasts of War pack were originally seen in a Let’s Play video …

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Sega loses right to Shenmue trademark – report

The Shenmue trademark looks like it may no longer be the property of Sega. DualShockers has spotted an update to the Shenmue trademark page on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website that says the rights have been lost due to lack of use. Registration cancelled because registrant did …

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Sega breathes new life into Atlus as development brand returns

The Atlus brand has been resurrected by new owner Sega Sammy. Atlus owner Index filed for bankruptcy in June of last year and was three months later acquired by Sega. Now Gematsu reports that the Index subsidiary will on April 1st be split into two companies – Atlus and Index. …

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Sega and Transformers licences collide for console-themed Megatron

Japanese powerhouses Sega and Takara Tomy have merged for the kill to produce a Transformers console spin-off. As reported by Tformers, an upcoming limited edition Megatron figure shuns the Decepticon leader’s traditional gun/tank alt mode and instead sees him transform into a Sega Mega Drive, complete with crimson Japanese-style trim. …

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