In a few years, when those new Star Wars movies come out, I'm looking forward to taking my son. Because I want to hear his conversations with his friends as he tells them he's been to R2-D2s house. In Irvine. Nice place, very clean. Where he lives with another droid, and drives in a cleverly modded Honda Element.
Sega is back in the game console business! Well, sorta. Okay, not really. But this is pretty cool anyway. The Tokyo-based gaming company is licensing out its iconic consoles to be branded on laptop computers.
But I had to bid farewell to my dear friend; my PS3 displayed the dreaded Yellow Light of Death, better known as YLOD.
Many people blame the Dreamcast for Sega's exit from the console market, but that's a harsh point for both the console and the company. Really, it was the Saturn that marked the beginning of the end.
The Xbox 360 is very, very old.
In today's blue and blurry edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Monsieur.Froid suggests that Sonic the Hedgehog worked much better as a console mascot than a multiplatform star.
Sony's fictional executive Kevin Butler has won himself a legion of fans. Which is great! Kevin Butler, though, ain't got shit on Segata Sanshiro.
Sega announced earlier today that it would bring Sega Saturn great Guardian Heroes to Xbox Live Arcade. Awesome, right? Everyone loves a Treasure game! Not awesome? First screen shots of the XBLA port of Guardian Heroes.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum revealed the winners of its public vote to decide what games will be featured in their exhibit, The Art of Video Games, today. The exhibit creates a visual history of the evolution of gaming from its humble beginnings through the present. The vote, which took place between February…
Sega is bringing an enhanced version of Treasure's Saturn beat-em-up Guardian Heroes to Xbox Live Arcade this fall, complete with enhanced HD graphics, online cooperative play, and an online versus mode supporting up to 12 players at once. Rejoice!
This Thursday NASA is holding a press conference to discuss an astrobiology finding that will "impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life". Have we discovered alien life within our own solar system?
Saturn's icy moon Rhea has an oxygen and carbon dioxide atmosphere that is very similar to Earth's. Even better, the carbon dioxide suggests there's life - and that possibly humans could breathe the air.
Why? It's the inspiration for Saturn classic NiGHTS Into Dreams, according to the game's creator Yuji Naka, who tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the cult Sega hit in a new interview.
Sega is bringing back its beloved Dreamcast this fall—or at least two of its more memorable games, in downloadable form—but what of its predecessor, the sometimes spectacular but relatively unsuccessful Sega Saturn? Sega has not forgotten it.
Alpha Protocol is a spy game that SEGA is publishing. Know what I spy?
Segata Sanshiro was SEGA's mascot character for the ill-fated SEGA Saturn. The character was a parody of Sanshiro Sugata, the character from the Akira Kurosawa film.
Nintendo is not the only company that has had to explain, in press releases, what in the world it does. For at least 20 years, so has Sega. That description has never been much fun, sadly. But it has changed.