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  • Blog Post: Sega Sammy Cutting 200 Jobs In Its Pachinko Division Due To Poor Sales

    Sega Sammy Holdings (the result of the merger between the two companies that focuses primarily on arcade machines) is soliciting "voluntary retirement" on around 200 jobs. The unfortunate loss of jobs is a result of poor sales in Sega Sammy's typically very profitable pachinko and pachislot... More
  • Blog Post: Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War Series Is Free To Try On Steam This Weekend

    There are a ton of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games coming out soon, but two of the best have been out for some time. Relic Entertainment’s Dawn of War real-time strategy series is free to try on Steam this weekend. You can play both Dawn of War and Dawn of War II (and all their expansions... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Puts Brakes On Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Until 2016

    Sonic Boom didn't exactly set the world on fire when it released in late 2014, but Sega clearly saw potential in the concept. The publisher announced that the 3DS would be getting a sequel, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, in 2015. Now, Sega has revealed that the game is slipping past that timeline, moving... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Reports Dramatic Financial Decreases In First Quarter FY2016

    Sega’s first quarter of the current fiscal year is covered in red. The company reports dramatic decreases in sales, with operating and net income both plummeting into negative territory. Net sales dropped 41.2 percent to ¥52.9 billion ($426 million). Operating losses were ¥9.5 billion ... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Creator's Elephant-Themed Action Platformer Stampedes Onto Consoles Tomorrow

    Pokémon creators Game Freak and Sega are set to unleash a commando elephant on the unsuspecting public. This colorful, SNES style action platformer puts players in the role of a militarized pachyderm who joins a human war at the behest of his former colonel, whose hometown is being invaded. With... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Sega Says It's Learned From Atlus, Will Restore Trust With Fans

    When Sega acquired Atlus in 2013 , there were fears that the niche publisher would be transformed by its new parent. Through nearly two years of releases and an unwavering commitment to loyal fans, those concerns have largely been abated. What few (if any) foresaw was that Atlus wouldn’t just thrive... More
  • Blog Post: Wage Total War For Free In Six Different Games This Weekend

    Sega is inviting you to make war, not love this weekend. The best part is that you don’t need to spend a dime. The publisher is making available six of The Creative Assembly’s Total War games through Sunday at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern. During this period you can enjoy the games at... More
  • Blog Post: Alien: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Coming To Close, Class Certification Denied And Gearbox Dismissed

    In April 2013, two plaintiffs brought a case against Sega and Gearbox alleging "bait and switch" tactics related to the advertising and sale of Alien: Colonial Marines. Earlier this month, a judge declined the plaintiffs' motion to certify as a class, which would have grouped many of the... More
  • Blog Post: These Sega Classics Have Never Looked More Awesome

    Five talented artists have teamed up to turn some popular Sega games into bona fide works of art, and you can see them all right here. Art gallery Cook & Becker commissioned the works, which include beautiful takes on Streets of Rage (seen above), Jet Set Radio, Phantasy Star, Golden Axe, and Shinobi... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Announces Alien: Isolation Shipments Of 2.1 Million, Blames ‘Harsh Market Environment’

    Sega announced its financial performance for the year ending March 31, 2015 today. The company posted net losses of ¥11.26 billion ($93.9 million) down from from profits of ¥30.72 billion ($256.1 million) last year. The company also suffered from a 54.3 percent drop in operating income indicating... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Closing Some Mobile Games, But Isn’t Saying Which

    Sega has announced today that it will be closing a number of its mobile offerings. The titles slated for delisting will be removed from the Apple App Store, Samsung App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon App Store. There’s just one problem. We don’t know which games are being terminated... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Will Not Have Its Own Booth At E3 2015

    We have some bad news for Sega fans (and, especially those holding out hope for a Shenmue announcement at E3). The company has confirmed to Game Informer that it will not have its own booth at the show next month in Los Angeles. Sega will be teaming up with some of its partners, though. So you might... More
  • Blog Post: Terror On Your Bookshelf: Alien Isolation Tapped For Action Figure Line

    You hid in closets, ducked under beds, and did everything in your power to not see the xenomorph in Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation video game. How would you like to look it in the face every day? Toy manufacturer NECA is bringing Alien: Isolation's terrifying nemesis to the action figure... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How The Mega Modem Gave Sega Genesis Downloadable Games In 1990

    The Sega Genesis was ahead of its time in many ways, including online connectivity. The Mega Modem in Japan and Sega Channel in the United States gave Genesis players the ability to buy and download games well before the Internet was commonplace in everyone's home. The latest video from Did You Know... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic 2, Gunstar Heroes, And Streets Of Rage 2 Getting 3D Remasters For 3DS

    Sega's 3D remastered series is getting a few new additions for 3DS. Sega's 3D remastered series takes classic games and adds stereoscopic 3D effect, widescreen, and new modes and features. Previous titles that have been remastered this way for 3DS include Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantasy Zone, and... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Bandai Namco, Sega, And Capcom Mash-Up Project X Zone Getting A Sequel

    Update: Project X Zone will be making its way to North America. You can check out the English version of the trailer directly below. For North America, the game is apparently losing the Brave New World subtitle and will also be releasing in fall of this year, just like the Japanese version. Original... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Classic Arcade Machines Reimagined In Lego Form

    If you’ve ever wanted to own an arcade cabinet but were worried about cost or space, Lego may soon have set of Sega machines that fits on your shelf. The set, created by Lego Ideas user SpacySmoke, includes classic Sega arcade machines Space Harrier, Out Run, and Thunder Blade – along with... More
  • Blog Post: Get 93 Sega Games For $80 With The Sega Steam Super Bundle

    Sega has already kicked off its weekend Steam sale, and is offering a staggering bundle. Steam's Sega Weekend will feature most of the company's available titles at big discounts, ranging from classics like Crazy Taxi to the recent Alien: Isolation. However, the best deal is the Sega Super Bundle... More
  • Blog Post: 3DS Dreamcast Theme Is A Treat For Your Ears

    The Sega Dreamcast may not have stuck around as long as Sega may have hoped, but it left a lasting impression on fans. Sega of Japan is releasing a Dreamcast theme for the Nintendo 3DS that reskins the UI and provides a faithful audio recreation of the retro console's startup – warts and all... More
  • Blog Post: Creative Assembly Prototyped Alien Isolation In Third-Person

    Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation received praise ( read our review ) for creating a terrifying experience that feels authentic to the universe established in Ridley Scott's groundbreaking film, some of which is owed to the terrifyingly intimate first-person perspective. During a panel entitled... More
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