Forget anything you read below- we now have what appears to be the official word about Sega’s continuing of hardware production straight from Sega of Japan. And, well…it doesn’t look good. To find out what I mean by that statement, as well as public reaction and how this all started, as well as many questions […]
I know this is a rather late article but this was interesting when I came across it. It seems Daily Radar has written a review of the Sonic Anime. But it was neither happy nor shining as the last Anime review we posted was. Click the link below to catch Daily Radar’s review of the […]
Once unvieled to the masses – Sonic Team’s Chu Chu Rocket, one of the “Enjoy 4” titles, left the populace dazed and confused as no one knew just what the heck it was. And to top that – we got that really weird Japanese commercial with bloody mice, an odd 2D cat, pencil drawings, and […]
Sega Sets The Record Straight! A competitor’s site posted a story about Dreamcast being Sega’s last console, but they were in error. Read the official response! Earlier today, Videogames.com posted a story about a Sega executive, Isao Okawa, saying that Dreamcast was Sega’s last console, and that the future of the company was in software […]
Yes, the Anime has come to Australia & New Zealand. I am not quite sure of the date of it coming out, as the video says Oct 25th, but the site says Oct 11th. Anyway, It was brought here by Madman Entertainment, the same people who brought Neon Genisis: Evangelion to our shores.. But at […]
GameSpot reported earlier this week that Isao Okawa, chairman of Sega Enterprises Ltd., commented on the Dreamcast's future, and said, when translated from Japanese to English, that the Dreamcast would be the last major piece of hardware from Sega, and that the company would focus on software and the Internet. Several web site reports falsified this, except Daily Radar, who has written up an 'interview'. Here is an excerpt from it:
Daily Radar: You've got ambitious sales goals: two million units by March, six million by end of year 2000. Can you meet them? What happens if you don't?
Isao Okawa: Well, I can't really comment on that, but I will say that the future doesn't necessarily lie in the hardware business. I think in the future there is the possibility of Sega becoming a software-only company. I think, if you look to the future, after e-commerce, the next trend after that will be e-services. I want Sega to be there, and I think games may be one of the major reasons for that trend to take off, so we will still be making a lot of efforts in games and entertainment! But that role may be redefined in time.
DR: So, if Dreamcast doesn't sell, you will make a shift to being a software-only company?
IO: Well, even if Dreamcast does sell, we will make that shift! Online and networked entertainment is the future, and that is how we will compete in the future. It really doesn't matter how fast we sell hardware in regard to the speed with which we transition ourselves into the new networked century. And the Dreamcast machine has a huge competitive edge right now for this.
Sega of America has denied this, and several fans are very confused as to the credibility of this story. Sonic HQ News will keep you posted on this, including a Special RA Edition this Saturday, with the public's thoughts on this situation.
The Dreamcast has been selected to receive the “prestigious”, Popular Science Magazine’s 12th annual “Best of What’s New” Award. The editors of the magazine consider thousands of new products, technology developments and scientific achievements for the award, and only select 100 of them as “The Best of What’s New.” The Dreamcast will be featured in […]
SNK announced that Sonic Pocket Adventure for NGPC will have two new versus modes, which enable two players to battle over the link cable. The two VS modes are Get the Ring and Sonic Rush, in Get the Ring you try to collect as many rings in a given time, and Sonic Rush is a […]
In his latest cover for Gamefan, Archie Comics cover artist Patrick Spaziante lends his impressive anime stylings once again on Sonic, and newcomers Crash Bandicoot (on his motorcycle no less), and even that ever annoying little yellow-rat Pikachu. ^_^ We’ve decided to start archiving Mr. Spaziante’s Gamefan covers in our Image Downloads section. Check back […]
Now this is just weird… SoJ has just released the television commercial for Sonic Team’s Chu Chu Rocket. Take a look at the commercial currently airing in Japan, downloadable below. A must-download for fans of quirky Japanese pop-culture, this one is a definite eye-grabber… Chu Chu Advert MPEG – 1.06 Megs (0:15) Source: Gamefan Online