Author Archives: ryan

Rad Sega Fanservice in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

I’ll be honest- I don’t know much about modern 2D fighting games, and I know even less about the publisher Dengeki Bunko and their work. Yet, I am having an absolute blast with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax on the Vita. … Continue reading

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Review Round-up: Sega 3D Classics

I reviewed some of the Sega 3D Classics for Nintendo World Report! 3D Gunstar Heroes Review 3D Streets of Rage 2 Review 3D Thunder Blade Review 3D Fantasy Zone II W Review 3D OutRun Review 3D Fantasy Zone Review 3D … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Phantasy Star Online 2 (PlayPark English Version)

Sega news doesn’t get much cooler or more random than what happened yesterday with Phantasy Star Online 2. As you may know, PSO2 does, in fact, have a localized English version. However, it is based out of Asia, and was … Continue reading

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Thoughts – Gale Racer (Rad Mobile)

1994 / Sega Saturn / Japan-only Gale Racer is a slightly modified port of the 1991 Sega AM-2 arcade racer Rad Mobile. Rad Mobile is probably most famous for being the first in-game appearance of Sonic the Hedgehog, in the … Continue reading

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 enamel pin set

As far as rad and unexpected Christmas presents go, it doesn’t get better than this gift I received from my (amazing) wife this year.

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Sega Hard Girls: Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls (anime)

Yesterday, on Christmas Day, my wife and I downloaded the Crunchyroll app for Wii U. We then watched Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls in its entirety. A day later, I still can’t get over how much I loved it. The basic premise of Hi-sCoool! … Continue reading

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9 MORE Ways to Celebrate the Dreamcast!

Back in 2012, I made a list of 99 Ways to Celebrate the Dreamcast in honor of the 13th anniversary of its North American release. To celebrate the 15th anniversary, I made yet another list of Dreamcast-related fun so you … Continue reading

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Thoughts – 3D Thunder Blade

Prior to 3D Thunder Blade, my only experience with the game was the “Super” port for the Sega Genesis. I never even SAW an actual cabinet, despite my frequent trips to arcades. Super Thunder Blade was serviceable for a launch … Continue reading

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Gran Chaser (Cyber Speedway)

While it may be difficult to imagine now, there was once a time where the “futuristic racer” was a formidable sub-genre. The two kings of this space, F-Zero and WipEout, were fast and cool visual showcases for their respective consoles, … Continue reading

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Digital Card Library

Saturn, 1997 Neon Genesis Evangelion is my favorite anime series of all time. From the beginning to the bitter end of the series, I love it dearly. I bought VHS tapes with 2 episodes on each as they were released … Continue reading

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