The Sega Addicts Podcast

Woah we are up to episode 98 (degrees) already?! That's right! We are hitting episode 100 with a bang on January 9th at 9:30EST with a LIVE PODCAST TWITCH STREAM where we will be playing Anarchy Reigns on PS3 and want you to be a part of it! We will have an open lobby and answer all the listener questions you can throw at us LIVE, along with others you can Tweet to us right now using the hashtag #SegaAddicts100. Dare I say it will be anarchy?

This week, Elle, Nick, and Pocky X discuss the first game Nick played on the Dreamcast: Omikron The Nomad Soul, which explains so so much. *coughsonicshufflecough*

After discussing how much Nick loves David Cage, the gang mentions some Yakuza news and million-dollar video game companies whom receive government funding now. This is 2016, folks - horse prince and all.

Finally, everyone discusses whether or not developers can actually pull off a cinematic video game experience at the risk of gameplay quality suffering. You may be surprised by the resolution - because who wouldn't want a "German sausage-making" video game?

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This week we tackle another game no one asked for: NHL All-Star Hockey for the Game Gear. Elle and Brett spend almost as much time torturing Scotty with Gex puns as it takes to actually discuss the "game of the week." Everyone Gex what they ask for eventually, right?

Our news section is exceptionally exciting this week as we talk about a whole lot of Yakuza announcements, vinyl records and even a brand new physical Genesis game! What decade are we in?!

The gang also discusses how sequels have come close to destroying entire game series for them in the past, but how they have also grown beyond blindly judging future releases. Or have they? HAVE THEY, CAPCOM? But I jest. We have definitely learned to save our mobians for safer purchases. Give a listen to how much we have been burned, as well as Shigidy's continued quest(ions) to make us more and more uncomfortable.

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Looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatune Miku arcade controller?  Consider doing so through our affiliate link at PlayAsia!  Don’t even wanna buy anything?  Not a problem, princess!  It still helps us out if you so much as click on the link!

Don't forget that you can still help raise more money for our ExtraLife campaign!  We beat our $500 goal during the Dreamcast Marathon but we are still going strong! Want to donate? Find out how right here!

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This week on the podcast, Elle, Brett and Scotty discuss an unsung Sega Saturn classic: Three Dirty Dwarves. Why haven't more people played this game?

Our apologies for the sound issues this episode. Some of us are working out kinks, and Scotty is crying over his new microphone.

Along with the Game of the Week, we discuss our views on episodic games, lengthy games, and a whole lot of listener questions, because you guys are awesome to send 'em in! Everything from furries and Panzer Dragoon to our now-sorta-decided Sega Addicts staff-representitive mixed drinks. What have we done? What have you done? Find out now!

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Yakuza 6 hitting shelves soon!  Thinking about pre-ordering it?  Consider doing so through our affiliate link at PlayAsia!  Don’t even wanna buy anything?  Not a problem, princess!  It still helps us out if you so much as click on the link!

Don't forget that you can still help raise more money for our ExtraLife campaign!  We beat our $500 goal during the Dreamcast Marathon but we are still going strong! Want to donate? Find out how right here!

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As much as we didn't want to admit it (well everyone except Brett), this discussion was inevitable. One of the most infamous games in a Sega Addict's library, Sonic the Hedgehog from the year 2006, better known as Sonic '06 claims us as its victims this week. Nick, Brett, and Scotty discuss Sonic '06 in great detail and disdain, while Brett tries to convince Scotty that it is actually a good game in what may be one of our most emotional episodes to date.

We also talk about games and series we believe should die better deaths, be brought back from the dead, or just die - and actually get into a lengthy discussion about that as well! This whole show is a great length for any holiday traveling over the weekend!

Because we felt we discussed Sonic '06 enough in the main portion of the show, we took the extra talk of the plot and threw it at the end of the recording for anyone interested in that 25 minutes of laughter, pain, and confusion. Spoilers: Scotty was continually baffled over every decision involving Sonic, Elise, and whatever the heck Solaris is. Help us.

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Yakuza 6 has been announced with a Japanese release date!  Thinking about pre-ordering it?  Consider doing so through our affiliate link at PlayAsia!  Don’t even wanna buy anything?  Not a problem, princess!  It still helps us out if you so much as click on the link!

Don't forget that you can still help raise more money for our ExtraLife campaign!  We beat our $500 goal during the Dreamcast Marathon but we are still going strong! Want to donate? Find out how right here!

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This week on the Sega Addicts Podcast, we welcome Chris and Marcin from SegaNerds.com to introduce their brand new digital-interactive magazine, Mega Visions! This brand new magazine is a Sega-theme love letter to magazines of old and technology of new, but don't take our word for it - listen to the creators passionately explain all the love and excitement that is going into this amazing project. After listening to the show, don't forget to swing by MegaVisionsmag.com, check out Issue Zero, and then sign up for a subscription!

Outside of that, we have our usual insanity discussing the game of the week, Jurassic Park for the Game Gear and answering our pensive Questionarium. And for some reason, the wheel of fate and universe wants to torture us, so we will be playing Sonic The Hedgehog, better known as Sonic '06, for next week. No you are not hallucinating. We will be play Sonic... oh.... six.

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Yakuza 6 has been announced with a Japanese release date!  Thinking about pre-ordering it?  Consider doing so through our affiliate link at PlayAsia!  Don’t even wanna buy anything?  Not a problem, princess!  It still helps us out if you so much as click on the link!

Want to still donate to our ExtraLife campaign to raise money for the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital?  Find out how right here!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we play yet another wonderful (?) licensed movie game, Thor: God of Thunder for the Wii!  We share some collective hype over Sega Nerds' new Mega Visions magazine, Sonic Mania, and other cool Sega stuff on the horizon, and- wait.  How long's it been since we've been able to say THAT?  Holy HELL.  We also discuss reference points in media that we compare new shows or games to and come to the realization that we're all really, REALLY weird people.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we do something a little different with the first edition of the newly-dubbed Sega Addicts Book Club to celebrate Halloween!  In this edition, we perform for you the beloved (?) fanfiction Sonic the Hedgehog: World War 2 Dragon.  I... Don't even know what else there is to say about this.  Enjoy!

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On this episode of Sega Addicts, we discuss everyone's favorite Game Gear series, Poker Face Paul's Blackjack! (and its partner games)  We share games or stories that lead us on or gave us a false sense of what they were about and mourn the death of Chie Satonaka and Rachel Alucard!  Join us on Friday for our super-special Halloween special!

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On this episode of Sega Addicts, we discuss the oddly-hype Tennis 2K2! (known across the pond as Virtua Tennis 2) We share times when games have zig-zagged our expectations, talk some games we didn't expect to suck you in so well and be so fun, and are slightly puzzled by the suggestion that Sega HASN'T made a Mario Tennis clone yet.  They have, but it wasn't great.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the oddly fun 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker for the Dreamcast!  We spend some time coming up with the worst combinations possible for a game and try to pitch it anyway, get hype to play some Tennis 2K2 for next week, and slap the shit out of each other with puns galore.  What in the hell happened to us?

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This week on Sega Addicts, special guest @DrCullenPHD joins us as we talk about a truly timeless classic that could be considered one of Sega's most influential works, Space Harrier!  We discuss what gives games longevity to each of us, talk about a fan making a fan game of a fan making a fan game, (fangame-ception) and make a lot of jokes that we really probably shouldn't have.  Let the good times roll!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the odd game yet bitchin' soundtrack that is Decap Attack!  We discuss how long it usually takes us to get attached to characters in games, pump up Shenmue 3 and Yakuza 5 as they represent Sega in the Golden Joystick Awards, and share our first video game crushes as well as some valuable dating advice that you should definitely never take. How have any of us ever dated anybody?

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Just a few hours removed from the 24 hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon, Scotty, Brett, AJ, and Elle via telephone sit down for a special video edition of the podcast and discuss the happenings of this year’s event, while partaking in more San Francisco Rush 2049!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we release one of the Lost Episodes from the vault that we probably possibly have, recorded on July 18th, 2016.  In it, we continue our two-part discussion on Skies of Arcadia, debate whether or not video games based on movies have to be terrible and why or why not, and we share some of our favorite TV shows, among other things.

As an added bonus, get a glimpse into what we deal with for you, the listeners, in our weekly battle against the forces of Push-To-Talk.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the hypest puzzle game you never wanted us to talk about again, Columns!  We debate that scourge of "gamer entitlement" we all keep hearing about when it comes to false advertising and buyer's remorse, most regrettable gaming purchases, and we field someone who seems to have a crush on our resident baby, @DrCullenPHD.  Good times all around!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss everyone's favorite not-Space Harrier, Galaxy Force II! We discuss how we feel games could best touch on social issues without being preachy, share our list of games we've beaten (or come close to beating) in the arcade, and get straight-up "laxative" in this piece. That's right- nobody's more "laxative" than Sega Addicts!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss Gearbox's greatest creation, Aliens: Colonial Marines!  We also talk a bit about what games have ever made us feel deeply for them and what we have to put in to get something equal out of the experience.  To top it off, we start getting hyped up about the upcoming 24-hour Dreamless Dreamcast marathon, taking place on September 17th. Don't miss it!

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On this episode of Sega Addicts, we dive into a two-part Game of the Week with the Dreamcast classic RPG Skies of Arcadia!  We discuss whether outdated jokes and memes in video games are a problem that can be solved, Brett gets Deep in that Silver, and we talk a little bit about why we could never be sky pirates.  Seriously, don't hire us.  We'd be terrible.

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On this special 4th of July episode of Sega Addicts, we talk the most patriotic Sega game of all time, After Burner, and how it totally doesn't rip off Top Gun or anything like that!  We share our own version of the founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence, but with goofy video game characters, and we spend a bit too long making fun of Seinfeld.  What's not to like? (?)

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In this episode of Sega Addicts, special guest @Chumsknifeblade joins us to discuss a Sega classic featuring the smarmiest, smuggest kid ever, Kid Chameleon!  We share genres of games that we suck at but love anyway, talk about some of our favorite cover songs, and laugh at some guy's ultimate misfortune of having his house burn WHILE it's being taken by a flood.  RIP in pieces, probable meth lab.

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On this episode of Sega Addicts, Nick the prodigal son returns to discuss Deep Duck Trouble with Donald Duck!  We discuss whether or not a story can have a satisfying ending while still leaving room for a sequel, reveal Nick's true identity as a teenage girl in a skin suit, and spend way too long talking about Pop-Tarts and sharing the truth about the Great Toaster Pastry War of 2680.

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On this episode of Sega Addicts, we're proud to present our completely, 1000% legitimate and true E3 coverage!  We announce the hypest games you've never seen, discuss when games have legitimately made us stupid, and talk about Teen Witch more than any grown men should.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we're catching up on the backlog- sorry for the delay!  This episode, we discuss one of the games a certain fan of ours obsesses a bit over, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle!  We share our different views on how we prefer to review games, answer some truly asinine questions, (not that we're complaining) and Brett has himself a little too much fun. Business as usual, everyone- nothing to see here!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we honor the memory of our late boss after being murdered by Frieza in just the way he would have wanted us to- with horrible jokes and talking about vidya games.  We also discuss the often-overlooked Aliens Infestation for the DS, assemble our gamedev dream teams and nightmare squads, and share our favorite horrible movies.  If that weren't enough, Segaface trolls us with a Sega Pico Wheel of Fate list.  God dammit.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss a sick-ass Saturn classic, AMOK!  We debate the validity of the "Git Gud" argument, try to cheer up Pockyslice after some bad news, and make America great again through Brett's possession by the Wallercooter.  Be afraid.  Be very, VERY afraid.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the most iconic game in the Dreamcast library, Floigan Brothers!  We debate whether we prefer game casts to be in uniform as opposed to having their own individualized look, talk about the bad Star Wars (Thanks, Tom) and make that sick Taco Bell cash by proposing catchphrases for their blank Diablo sauce packets.  We'll hit that payday someday!

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Audio version of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered review.  Thanks for listening!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we have probably our shortest episode ever talking about a pretty neat arcade port to the Genesis, Gain Ground!  We all get generally confused by Nick's Questionarium, The Requiem from Sega Nerds trolls us with a silly question resulting in a lot of puns, and Scotty's drunk.  Hooray!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the best bad fighter ever made, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the Genesis!  We discuss how the aesthetic of the main character in a game affects our enjoyment of it, debate the importance of character creation, and really wish Brett hadn't shown us some Himeno (Lost Dimension) fan art during the recording.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we show our hatred of Mondays by discussing Garfield for the PC, which is a port of Garfield: Caught in the Act for Genesis!  We talk about games that we felt handled death in interesting ways, Brett gives his prognosis for the Warriors this season, and we share probably way more information than you wanted about how we were in high school.

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This week on Sega Addicts, @TJKitsune and @ProfSegaface join us as we talk EXTENSIVELY about Yakuza 5- how it measured up to our expectations, how it compared to previous games, and even discussing our favorite parts of the story and gameplay.  No spoilers are spared, so if this is a game you want to play and don't want it spoiled for you, definitely skip this episode. We'll understand, we promise!

Tl;dr- play Yakuza 5, dammit!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we talk about the totally-not-based-on-a-manga-or-anything Mystic Defender for the Genesis!  Listeners let out two weeks of pent-up frustra-er, brilliance on us, we each assemble our own personal video game "Boy stables", (Shout-outs to OSW Review for the concept) and we spend way too much time talking about old kids' meal toys. 

 

Apologies for the lateness this week- the God of Audio Issues really worked me over this week. Next week's episode will be on time for sure! In the meantime, I'll just be over here offering animal sacrifices and praying furiously.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the wacky but incredibly short Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote for Sega Genesis!  We discuss playing through failures in games vs. being a perfectionist, discuss our favorite "FOOD NOW" snacks, and Brett and Scotty channel their inner redneck to deliver probably the best news segment and question responses we've ever had. 

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This week on Sega Addicts, we show how we really feel about our families with our exploits in Midnight Resistance!  We discuss times when the story's affected by the player doing nothing, share our favorite bands, and talk about what kind of cavities we'd expect from eating Pop-tart sushi.  Deeeelicious.

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This week on Sega Addicts, Nick finishes his homework in time to join us in talking about Time Soldiers for the Master System!  We discuss our favorite multiplayer experiences in games, share embarrassing stories about things our relatives should have never discovered about us, and talk about obsolete tech we own because of sentimental value.  Join us next week for our battle against King Crimson in Midnight Resistance!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the game so nice Commodore 64 got it ported twice, Congo Bongo!  We share some of our favorite contest entries, announce our winner, (Congrats, @Huntingshadow!) and discuss whether or not we believe in karma.  Join us next week for our fight against Tyranno-Hitler in Time Soldiers!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we talk about the game that everyone (?) hoped would kill Mario Kart, Sonic Drift 2!  Brett receives and unboxes a mysterious and wonderful birthday gift live on stream, and we discuss immersion-breaking elements in games.  Check back next week for the game so good the Commodore 64 got it twice, Congo Bongo!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss one of Atlus's earlier titles, BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge for the SNES. (I know, I know...)  We discuss our favorite (and least favorite) storytelling devices in games and talk a bit about our ideal day food-wise (God dammit, Food Addicts) while simultaneously wondering how Brett manages to stay alive with his limited food variety.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we get knocked out by one of the first true cinematic adventures, Prize Fighter for the Sega CD!  We share our most bizarre encounters with games and discuss which games we'd prefer to be trapped in or would like to trap each other in.  Let us know what you think of our shiny new promo!

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This week on Sega Addicts, Elle's back, so time to get back to our regularly scheduled silliness with Dynamite Duke for the Genesis!  We get a bit (understandably we think) cautiously hype about 7th Dragon coming over to the West, discuss when games have made us feel uncomfortable by challenging our ethical or moral sensibilities, and get some oddly personal questions that may or may not have been a good idea. 

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We made it!  We hit the big times with our genius business strategies and relying on suckers!  Welcome to our amazing new podcast with money raining and DJs pointing at us whenever we walk into da club.  With all that, we discuss the well-received (in the 90's?) Sega CD game, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume 1.  It just may give BBC a run for their money, but probably not.  TJ, Brett, and Scotty also discuss some upcoming releases, which Sega characters would make the best modern-day Sherlock, and their most useless video game-related merchandise.  Elementary!

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This week on Sega Addicts, special guest @PockySlice joins us to talk some animated sticker nonsense with Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio for the Genesis!  We discuss whether mods and glitches add to or take away gameplay, actually get excited over the news this week, and discuss how we'd take a game or franchise we hate and make them playable in between bouts of rage- so just a regular Monday night for us!

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This week on Sega Addicts, the gang's (mostly) all here to (somewhat) proudly present the 2015 Game of the Year award show... podcast... THING.  We share some special personal awards, discuss what a good/bed year 2015 has been for games and the industry, and last but not least share awards that we voted on as a group!  Here's to a fun-filled 2016, and we hope you don't hate us by the end of it.

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This week on Sega Addicts, the mysterious Pocky X joins us to discuss Zillion, a real gem for the Master System!  We share our best worst game purchases, get hype for the upcoming Game of the Year episode, and experience the pure joy that is Tom answering his own crazy questions. 

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