The Creators of Shenmue and Heavy Rain Have a Chat About Storytelling

Yu Suzuki and David Cage walk into a room. This isn't the setup of a joke, but rather what ends up being a thoughtful session of comparing notes over the methods of storytelling in Shenmue, Indigo Prophecy and the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls. Take a look—the relevant bit starts 22 minutes in. » 6/21/13 7:50am 6/21/13 7:50am

What Do You Know, All This Time And We've Got 'QTE' Wrong

Yesterday, I ran an article looking for your favorite Quicktime Events. The quicktime event, commonly just called a "QTE," is a long-derided trend in video games where players are forced to quickly match button presses to on-screen cues, usually during otherwise noninteractive cutscenes. QTEs are sort of a shortcut to… » 11/07/12 9:00pm 11/07/12 9:00pm

Sega Might Actually Re-Release Shenmue in HD (and Skies of Arcadia!)

After it hit an excitement jackpot with news of a re-released Jet Set Radio, Sega must be frantically digging through its Dreamcast catalogue for more games it can sell to a whole new (or, well, same but older) audience, because it's now teasing HD re-releases of Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia. » 3/15/12 2:30am 3/15/12 2:30am

In Case Sega Forgot, Fans Still Really Want A Shenmue Sequel

Today we give the Speak-Up on Kotaku podium over to commenter Ryohumar, who wants to let Sega know there is still hope for redemption in the form of Yu Suzuki and Shenmue 3.

You know, since SEGA was taken over by Sammy, the company has lost a lot of what made it so special. Having grown up as the one kid with a Sega… » 4/07/11 11:20am 4/07/11 11:20am