R2-D2 Lives In A Honda Element In Irvine, California

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. » 7/08/14 12:31pm 7/08/14 12:31pm

The Dreamcast, the Saturn, and the Genesis Have Returned! (...as Laptop…

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. » 2/15/13 4:00am 2/15/13 4:00am

Japanese Textbook Gives Sega The Cold Shoulder

Sega. Founded in 1940, the company has come a long way from its origins as a jukebox and slot machine maintenance firm » 12/13/12 7:00am 12/13/12 7:00am. Until the boom of the PlayStation console, Sega stood alongside Nintendo as one of the Big Two video game console manufacturers. Long after its retreat from the console market back in 2001, Sega…

The Day I Said Goodbye To My PS3

I purchased my glossy black partner on January 30th, 2007. Since then it has run over 50 PS3 games, a bunch of PS2 and PS1 games, and probably hundreds of Blu-ray and DVD movies.


But I had to bid farewell to my dear friend; my PS3 displayed the dreaded Yellow Light of Death, better known as YLOD. » 11/15/12 7:00am 11/15/12 7:00am

Q: Why the Sega Saturn Never Really Took Off in the West

A: Because this ad, and this console, never appeared outside Japan.


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. » 6/26/12 11:30pm 6/26/12 11:30pm

What is Sonic the Hedgehog Without a Sega Console?

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. » 9/27/11 11:20am 9/27/11 11:20am

Segata Sanshiro, the Greatest Video Game Ad Man Of Them All

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. » 7/22/11 12:00am 7/22/11 12:00am

Guardian Heroes for Xbox Live Arcade Looks Awful, But Don't Lose Hope!

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. » 5/05/11 4:20pm 5/05/11 4:20pm

The Smithsonian Has Picked the Games of Its Art of Video Games Exhibit

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… » 5/05/11 3:20pm 5/05/11 3:20pm

Sega Saturn Classic Guardian Heroes Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

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! » 5/05/11 10:40am 5/05/11 10:40am

Has NASA Discovered Life On Saturn's Moon?

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? » 11/30/10 2:30pm 11/30/10 2:30pm

Saturn's moon Rhea may have a breathable atmosphere

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. » 11/26/10 4:17pm 11/26/10 4:17pm

Every NiGHTS Fan Should See Cirque du Soleil's Mystère

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. » 7/13/10 11:30pm 7/13/10 11:30pm

Sega 'Thinking About' Saturn Games For Downloadable Releases

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. » 6/30/10 3:40pm 6/30/10 3:40pm

Segata Sanshiro Toy Filmed For Your Pleasure

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. » 12/24/09 9:00am 12/24/09 9:00am

You've Got Segata Sanshiro In My Conan O'Brien

Segata Sanshiro was the judo master used to promote the SEGA Saturn in Japan and a parody of Akira Kurosawa's Sanshiro Sugata. The character has found a new life on America late night TV. » 11/05/09 5:00am 11/05/09 5:00am

How Sega Has Described Itself From '89 To '09

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. » 7/15/09 6:40pm 7/15/09 6:40pm