Throwback Bit Thursday: Sonic Adventure

On September 9, 2021, Sonic Adventure will be a whooping twenty two years old (in the U.S.), and today, it is a perfect day to remember Sega’s first foray in to the 3-D arena with its premier Mascot. Sega Had Issues Translating the Sonic Formula in the 3rd Dimension Unlike Nintendo EAD, and Shigeru Mayamoto,… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Sonic Adventure

The Top 5 Best JRPGs Of The 2000s Based On Metacritic

The 2000s gave us so many wonderful JRPGs across different platforms. This week we wanted to look at some of the best JRPGs from the 2000s based on their (Metacritic) Metascores. Final Fantasy IX – Metascore 94 At the top of the list, we have Final Fantasy IX. Returning to its roots after Final Fantasy… Continue reading The Top 5 Best JRPGs Of The 2000s Based On Metacritic

Throwback Bit Thursday: Skies of Arcadia

The Dreamcast was a weird little system, not because there was anything wrong with it, but because it launched in the U.S. (9/9/1999) in the midst of late gen N64 software (which looked pretty good), and the beginnings of a massive PlayStation 2 hype campaign.  The Dreamcast needed to be massive sales success in order to… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Skies of Arcadia

What Went Wrong: Sega Saturn Edition

This is how history remembers the fifth-generation consoles’ sales war: Sony won. Nintendo survived with its cartridge-based Nintendo 64, and Sega crashed and burned with its Sega Saturn. Hard cold facts (sales numbers) confirm the introductory paragraph. Sony’s PlayStation took the video gaming market by storm selling an unprecedented 102.49 million units. Nintendo would take… Continue reading What Went Wrong: Sega Saturn Edition

Video Game History Foundation to Sell Retro Magazines

This month, the Video Game History Foundation begins shipping their vintage video game magazines to the public. For $20 you can buy a retro magazine from them that will be completely random. However, you can also sign up for a monthly subscription that gives you one monthly magazine a month for $15. If you can… Continue reading Video Game History Foundation to Sell Retro Magazines

Sega CCO Says Nintendo Caters to Kids and Teens

Sega’s Chief of Creative Operations, Toshihiro Nagoshi, stated on a recent interview that Nintendo, and its current gaming platform is geared towards kids and teens. The following is the exact statement made by Nagoshi: “I think even now the Nintendo platform is still a game console that is played by a wide range of age… Continue reading Sega CCO Says Nintendo Caters to Kids and Teens

Skies of Arcadia is Sega’s Long Forgotten RPG That Begs an HD Remaster/Remake

Sega’s demise as a hardware maker limited their ability to create and fund their own projects. One of the downsides of the company going under, and being bought out by Sammy Corporation in 2004, is that games than were deemed ‘un-profitable’ were given the proverbial ax. Skies of Arcadia was one such casualty. Skies of… Continue reading Skies of Arcadia is Sega’s Long Forgotten RPG That Begs an HD Remaster/Remake

Peter Moore Left Sega After a Heated Exchange With Sonic’s Creator

British-American Executive Peter Moore has a long storied history in the video games industry. His time at Sega, as president of Sega of America, and at Microsoft, as Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business division, make him an invaluable source of history, and information on the industry. What has always been more fascinating to me,… Continue reading Peter Moore Left Sega After a Heated Exchange With Sonic’s Creator

The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

The PlayStation as we know it, might not have existed if Sega had partnered up with Sony when it had the chance.

Editor’s foreword: There are two separate rankings listed: The official ranking which is the ‘NER’ ranking, and the Personal Ranking. The entire list is mostly subjective, as quality of games and my experiences with said games are the biggest deciding factor in terms of ranking. However, the NER ranking takes many other things into consideration,… Continue reading The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time