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Sega acquires Amplitude Studios

Sega’s latest purchase is the French developer behind the Endless series, Amplitude. The firm acquired all of the studio’s shares on July 1st in an attempt to improve its PC game portfolio and development capabilities in the US and Europe. Sega has not said how much this set the company …

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War Child charity games bundle arrives next month on Steam

A collection of new games from some of Europe’s biggest studios will launch next month, with all profits going to War Child. Published by Sega, Help: The Game will launch on Steam from July 26th for 9.99. The title features new games from Team17, Rovio, Spilt Milk Studios, Sports Interactive, …

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Happy birthday Sonic: UK games industry execs share their best memories

As the speedy hedgehog reaches quarter of a century old, UK games retailers, publishers, media and developers reminisce about their favourite Sonic games and moments. Simon Bennett, Roll7:My earliest memory was one of my most favourite gaming memories, sat on my mate Stu’s sofa, on the Game Gear, playing one-life-one-pass …

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New Sonic game set for 2017, could be revealed at Comic-Con

A new Sonic game is set to arrive in 2017, Gematsu reports. Sega apparently made the announcement at the character’s 25th anniversary event in Tokyo by long-time Sonic developer Takash Iizuka. MCV understands that Sonic is set to have a big focus at Comic-Con in San Diago next month, so …

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Sega: ‘We are turning Sonic into an entertainment icon’

Late last year, Sega made a number of changes to its US business that has made a big impact on the future of its famous blue mascot. Sonic, which celebrates its 25th year in existence this month, has a new management team with the purpose of establishing the hedgehog not …

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‘We’re trying to get Sonic’s quality right,’ says Sega

The team now in charge of Sonic says it is determined to rectify past mistakes. Sonic games have suffered from inconsistent quality recently, particularly with 2014’s Boom. Sega is really – as of this last year – putting a huge emphasis on quality,” said Chief brand officer Ivo Gerscovich. One …

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History Lesson: The story of E3

1995 was an iconic year for video games. It was the year of the first PlayStation, the Sega Saturn… the Virtual Boy. It was also the year of Donkey Kong Country, Yoshi’s Island, Command and Conquer and Worms. And it was the year of the very first Electronics Entertainment Expo. …

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Modding can ‘reenergise’ retro gaming, says Sega Europe

Allowing players to modify classic games can help rejuvenate piracy-hit retro gaming. That’s according to Sega’s James Schall, talking after the launch of the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub. The Hub opened on April 28th on Steam, and over 350,000 Mega Drive titles were sold in just three weeks. But …

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Sonic Team is killing Sonic Runners

Sega has announced that it is closing Sonic Runners, which was the first mobile game from Sonic Team. Sales of the game’s currency, Red Star Rings, were terminated last week. All other operations connected with the tile will be killed on July 27th. Any unspent currency will be rendered redundant …

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