I'm not American, and I don't live in America, so my familiarity with Sonic (apparently a drive-in burger chain) is limited. I am however very familiar with classic arcade racer OutRun, which Sonic is tapping into with this retro-infused commercial.
Ah, Magical Sound Shower. Could there be a better soundtrack for driving around a two-dimensional landscape in an expensive car with a sexy lady beside you?
If you grew up in the 1980s, no doubt you played (and loved) arcade game OutRun. But what if you grew up in the 1960s, before there were video games as we now know them?
Daniel Vendrell is an accomplished artist who specialises in two things: retro video games and portraits of video game starlets.
Yu Suzuki, the man behind classic Sega video games Space Harrier, Out Run, Virtua Fighter and Shenmue, will be at this year's Game Developers Conference to receive a prestigious accolade, this year's Pioneer Award.
While New Year's in the northern hemisphere means cold weather, down here in Australia, it's summer time. So instead of huddling in front of a fire, I'm on the beach with a beer, listening to this.
People say Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and more, is the Father of Video Games. If he's the father, then who's the mother?
So, this guy gutted an Outrun arcade cabinet, jammed it on a go-kart and, in the name of university research, assembled a contraption that drives 15 mph in the real world while displaying it as an 8-bit virtual one.
When Sega said the new Outrun was due for release in "early 2009", they weren't kidding around, as posters thrown up at the Asia Games Show last week tell us it'll be out in January.
Called OutRun Online Arcade, Sumo are on development duties, with the game due to hit both Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network in "early 2009". The game brings the handling and sexy minigames of the 2003 version to the courses of the original, with a dash of HD thrown in for good measure.
According to a new rating from Australia's Office of Film & Literature Classification board, there may be a new OutRun game in the works. The OFLC has rated a game titled OutRun Online Arcade for a multi-platform release, one published by Sega and, oddly enough, "produced" and "authored" by THQ. The two companies had…
Sega president Simon Jeffery appeared to have misspoke on the employment fate of famed game designer Yu Suzuki when he told Gamasutra that the Outrun creator was no longer employed at the company. Turns out, he is! Hooray! Said to be bearing the title Creative Officer of Sega Corp., Suzuki may be (extremely) low…