Say the words “Jet Set Radio” to a fan and, once they stop smiling, they’ll tell you all about the game’s “vibe”, its music, its eccentric cast, the way it let them dabble in a little virtual tourism of the Japanese capital. On acid. Which is funny, because the game isn’t actually about any of those things. It’s about…
The Sega Dreamcast was released 17 years ago today in the United States. A console defined by experimental games and features far ahead of the curve, it’s fair to say that the Dreamcast changed my life forever. It made me see what games could be. It lived up to the name; it was everything I dreamed of and more.
If you grab them right now, Jet Set Radio and a handful of other Sega games aren’t just free for the moment; they’re yours to keep.
Afraid Sega's "graffitti is art" themed Jet Set Radio pre-launch contest would inspire vandalism, then San Francisco mayor Willie Brown tried to have the company's event permits revoked. Did you know that? I didn't know that.
Straight off the streets of Tokyo-to, the latest statue in First 4 Figures' Sega All-Stars line cannot be Beat, and yet it is.
Jet Set Radio cosplay is best cosplay.
The ability for the PC version of Jet Set Radio to import images as graffiti reaches its logical conclusion with these pics, titled "Paint the Town Gaben".
It's not as fast as the game, and not quite as Japanese, but for a bunch of Westerners playing dress-ups with some movie-making software this Jet Set Radio tribute is pretty good.
Jet Set Radio has always been an incredibly pretty game, but there's just something about the way Sega framed this latest screen that just ties it all together. Maybe it's the iPad. Yes, it's definitely the iPad.
Jet Set Radio is also returning on the PlayStation Vita, Sega said today, bringing touch-screen controls and camera integration to to the beloved Dreamcast hit that's also releasing for the PS3, 360 and the PC.
Since Sega officially announced its long-awaited Jet Set Radio re-release sans trailer, here's your first look at the Dreamcast classic back in action.
Last week's teaser is now this week's confirmation. Sega will be releasing a revamped HD version of Dreamcast favorite Jet Set Radio for digital download on an as-yet-unspecified date this summer, on XBox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC.
The House of Sonic's dropped a vague but drip-filled teaser that strongly suggests that the beloved inline-skating, graffiti-tagging Jet Set Radio game will be hitting modern consoles soon. The killer soundtrack and high-contrast, brightly colored cartoon art style made developer Smilebit's Dreamcast game a hit, but…
Video games are meant to be an escape from the real world. Yet sometimes, escape be damned, they do such a good job of depicting real locations that the player can't help but want to pack their bags and go travelling.
Designer Thomas "Akutou" Pereira likes him some video game ladies. And some vector art. Combine the two and, yes, you see where this is going.
Is Sega dipping into the well of Dreamcast franchises again? That's what we heard from friendlier folks at Comic-Con last week, specifically that the publisher was planning on bringing back one of its more beloved franchises, Jet Grind Radio.
And no, not because it raises the prospect of a Wii port of Mark Ecko's Getting up. It's because, when I look at this excellent, home-made modification - crafted by German uni student Martin Lihs - that sees a can of spray paint turned into a fully-functioning Wii Remote, I think of a Wii version of Jet Set Radio…