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Archive for June 13th, 2013


   
 

E3 2013 Awards for SEGA’s Games

We’re thrilled that the journalists here at E3 love SEGA’s games as much as we do! Congratulations to all of the teams who worked so hard on the games we’re showing this year.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse


E3 2013 Awards

Best Downloadable Game – Pop.com.br

Company of Heroes 2

E3 2013 Awards

Best Online Multiplayer Game (Nominee) – Machinima

Best PC Game (Nominee) – Machinima

Best Strategy Game (Nominee) – Machinima

Best Strategy Game (Nominee) – Gaming Trend

Best of E3 (Nominee) – IGN

Best of Strategy – Destructoid

Best PC Game – Gamer Theory Media

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Dvlzgame.net

Best Strategy Game – GTYOnline.pl

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Gaming Excellence

Game of Show (Nominee) – Co-Optimus

Total War: Rome II


E3 2013 Awards

Best of E3 – 9lives.be

Most Valuable Game (Official Selection) – PC Gamer

Best of E3 (Nominee) – WorthPlaying.com

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Multiplayer.it

Best PC Game (Nominee) – Machinima

Best Strategy Game (Nominee) – Machinima

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Vandal.net

Best of E3 (Nominee) – IGN

Best of Strategy – Destructoid

Best of PC – Destructoid

Best Strategy – Russia

Best PC Game – Russia

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Gaming Excellence

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Game Informer

Best of Show (Nominee) – Game Front

Best Strategy Game – Pop.com.br

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Dvlzgame.net

Sonic Lost World


E3 2013 Awards

We Love It – The Escapist

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Dvlzgame.net

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Game Trailers

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Gaming Excellence

Best of E3 (Nominee) – IGN

Best Platformer (Nominee) – Pure Nintendo

Best 3DS Graphics (Nominee) – Pure Nintendo

Best of Wii U – Destructoid

Best of E3 – My Geek Review

Best of E3 (Nominee) – Hardcore Gamer

Men of E3 – GayGamer

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Congrats to Aaron Webber, who was selected as one of the Men of E3 from GayGamer.net!

 
   
   
 

E3 2013 – Watch Game Demos from the Show Floor

SEGA @ E3 2013

It’s E3 2013 day 3! We’ve had an excellent show demoing our titles for press throughout the event, but even if you aren’t at the show, you can still get in on the action. Company of Heroes 2, Total War: Rome II, and Sonic Lost World are all featured in live demos today, so tune in and see what the excitement is all about!

Sonic Lost World

Sonic Lost World - E3 Screens

Gamespot.com 2:20pm PT – www.gamespot.com/e3/stage-1-day-3/
IGN.com – http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/07/e3-2013-exploring-sonic-lost-world

Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2 E3 2013

IGN.com 2:20pm PT – http://www.ign.com/events/e3
TwitchTV 3:45pm PT – http://www.twitch.tv/
Gamespot.com (E3 Day 2): http://www.gamespot.com/e3/company-of-heroes-2-e3-2013-stage-demo-6410040/

Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II E3 2013

IGN.com 3:40 PT – http://www.ign.com/events/e3
Gamespot.com (E3 Day 2): http://www.gamespot.com/e3/total-war-rome-ii-e3-2013-stage-demo-6410148/

Thanks for Watching!

After you’ve seen the demos, come back and let us know what you think in the comments below!

 
   
   
 

Four New Game Gear Titles for the Nintendo 3DS eShop

SEGA is proud to announce four new classic Game Gear titles are now available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop!

The color (!!!) portable system from SEGA’s 90s past – the one that ate batteries like tater tots and had a TV Tuner, which was pretty awesome even if it ate even more batteries – has previously joined forces with the finely-crafted Nintendo portable system. We’re back with more, adding four of the games that helped define the Game Gear:

Sonic the Hedgehog, Columns, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and Shining Force: Sword of Hajya!

If you’re a fan of Game Gear’s unique portable offerings, then we have more on the way in the near future — for now though, let’s plug in the car adapter and buckle in to the backseat for a trip down memory lane to look at these titles:

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)

Ah yes, Sonic. We know about this game, right? Blue Hedgehog runs fast, collects rings, thwarts plans, frees animals encased in unfeeling metal, is charged with the mystical energies of special emeralds. Classic!

Actually the Game Gear version is a slightly different spin on the original – it’s the same version as appeared on the SEGA Master System: half of the zones feature a different design than the 16-bit counterpart, and it has different level design and story elements.

Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)

Notably, the game also featured original music from chiptune wizard Yuzo Koshiro – the same musician who created the amazing tracks for the Streets of Rage series and contributed fifteen original tracks to Shenmue.

Columns

Columns

Columns!

Seriously though, Columns. Yes, there is a fine tradition of games where the player arranges falling things in a desperate bid to make them disappear. It’s as apt a metaphor for life itself as video games have devised. The twist in columns – have you guessed it? – is the frenetic arrangements are all vertical, a metaphor for the chaos of our waking lives, and/or a metaphor for spinning falling gems stuck to one another that vanish if you line them up just so.

As is becoming a recurring theme here, Columns also had some fantastic music.

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Look, it was the 90s, and matching contortionist strings of goo-beans was just something that we did back then. It’s hard to explain if you weren’t there, but this game is a window into the culture of my people.

Oh! Also it is basically a Puyo Puyo game, which is to say exactly a Puyo Puyo game, but remade with a Sonic theme, because again, it was the 90s, and that’s how we rolled.

Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

One neat thing about the Game Gear versions of Genesis titles is they often had something unique going for them – in this case, a “Puzzle Mode” that didn’t appear in its 16-bit cousin. Nineties! Yeah!

Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya

Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya

A rare gem from one of my personal favorite series – the original Shining Force games rank highly on my list of all-time favorites for their blend of tactical strategy and story-driven RPG.

Sword of Hajya takes place some 20 years after the original Shining Force, give or take, and continues the story of Guardiana. A handful of characters from the original – including Luke, Ken, Lowe, and the magical egg-shaped squid-creature (???) Domingo – return in this Gamer Gear exclusive.

Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya

To be honest, RPGs don’t always age well – they can be grindy and they can belong very much to their eras. Sometimes you take what you can get. But tactical RPGs and in particular the Shining Force series have always felt very much alive, and the blend of character progression, story, and tactical strategy still hold a primal appeal. I mean, I’m biased! But I like to think I’m biased for a reason, and those reasons say I am very excited to see this game (and all these games) show up for download on the 3DS.

Stay tuned … there’s more on the way for the Nintendo 3DS!

 
   
   
 


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