Opinion: Team Sonic Racing is a mistake

Well, Sega had multiple outside companies tripping over themselves to spoil this surprise, so they just outright admitted that Team Sonic Racing is a real thing and will see release later this year. And I’d like to be excited, but I can’t because Sega has made a colossal blunder in stripping out the Sega component…

Opinion: We Know Five of the Fifteen* Sega Ages titles…what do I want to see?

Sega’s Switch exclusive Ages line has five titles confirmed coming down the pike: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Thunder Force IV, Gain Ground and Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Each will see significant bonuses courtesy of M2’s expertise in modernizing classic titles while retaining everything that made the original game great, and Sega’s gone so…

Opinion: Retro Mania continues for the Switch via Sega Ages

Sega is currently hosting a fan event in Japan, and announced a slew of retro news as part of its festivities; Shenmue I & II seeing HD remasters for most platforms (i.e. not Switch god dammit), a Mega Drive Mini (although it’s unknown if Sega is simply licensing AtGames’ lousy emulation consoles or not), and…

Music: Top VGM STKs #4 – Skies of Arcadia

Composed by Yutaka Minobe and Takayuki Maeda, Skies of Arcadia features a wide array of diverse instrumentals with a focus on the game’s broad ethnic groups. Each area has its own dynamic motif and instrument set that works beautifully with its people and environments, and when sailing the music actually changes as you travel about…

Music: 5 VGM Favorites from the 16-bit Era

It’s the new year, so let’s continue writing about my favorite VGM! I’m going to try to do this twice per month here on in to rush through the rest of these songs. This time, let’s focus on 16-bit jams! Whirlwind, Shinobi III: The Ninja Master, Hirofumi Murasaki/Morihiko Akiyama/Masayuki Nagao, Genesis, Sega, 1993 This is…