The Sega Addicts Podcast (video games)

This is it, folks. The title says it all. Sega Addicts is closing its doors, and Brett, Stevie, and Scotty are here to discuss everything from beginning to end.

The full details are in this episode and on the full post on the site itself. We cannot thank you all enough for everything that you have done from listening and reading, to chatting and viewing. We will keep our Discord chat alive, so join that by clicking here or also below if wanna continue to hang out with us and shoot the breeze. Our Twitter and Twitch pages will remain alive to retweet and auto-host active former Addicts, while the site will remain live for archival purposes along with the YouTube page to archive the 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon (which I, Scotty, will host until the day I die).

Oh hey, here's that book we could not remember we somehow ended up on the back of. And the preview here.

Thank you so much from the bottom of our goofy oily hearts for everything that you have done. We love you guys, and we are excited to see what the future holds.

Suggested talking points: Sweet Dank, Dank-tober, MAGFest, tattoo, Dreamcast, the end, final act, Paris Hilton, poetry, Battle Monsters

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Direct download: Ep125.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

We asked and you answered, or maybe you asked and we answered? It's a big ol' mailbag episode! Brett, Nic, and Scotty start out by discussing their personal Game of the Year recommendations and then dive right in to that Scrooge McDuck vault of letters and postcards you sent on the interwebz. We go through everything from why Sega should hire us, which consoles we are still hunting for, how we would introduce anyone to Sega, and a whole lot more!

This is the last podcast of the year, but keep an eye on our Twitter and Discord for a few more streams to close out 2017. It has really been an amazing year with our most successful 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon to so many great streams with all of you involved! Thanks for everything! You guys are beautiful and we love you!

Suggested talking points: Hitch 2: This Time It's Personal, Airhorn, Nic the Weasel, Sonic Shuffle, Mailbag

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep124.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Sonic Forces released. Did you know that? Yeah we sorta forgot for a second as well, but then we realized we should talk about it! Woo! Remember Sonic Mania? Crap, well try to forget it. Remember Sonic Generations? Well, try to forget that game too, because we need to talk about Sonic Forces!

Nic, Brett, and Scotty also wanna tell you about some moments in games that made them think way more about that game than they may have in the past. Believe it or not, sometimes video games actually involve emotions. And you guys had some words on the topic as well!

Speaking of words, and you, the next episode (and final one for 2017!) will be a special mailbag episode! That means you need to get those crazy, deep, ridiculous, hilarious, obnoxious, and any other questions into us through our Discord and Twitter before December 12th. We have a good bit collected, but still need plenty more! Wanna know our favorite Sonic character? Favorite food? Best college story? Dumbest thing we ever dreamed about? Our first video game crush? Well you better ask us! Otherwise how will you find out?!

Suggested talking points: Sonic Forces Us To Play His Game, Sonic 06, WAS-Don't, Randy Pitchford

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep123.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

We interrupt our regularly scheduled podcast... schedule... to bring you a movie commentary! Fire up those VCRs and find your copy of the 1995 gem Mortal Kombat, because TJ, Nic, Brett, and Scotty are here to help you endure some "fine" cinema.

That's right, you get to watch a movie with the Addicts! And boy howdy, are you in for a treat. The director of Mortal Kombat, Paul W. S. Anderson, has gone on to create such quality video game movie adaptations as the Resident Evil series, and DOA: Dead or Live. Other Anderson greats include Death Race 2, Death Race 3: Inferno, and Alien Vs. Predator. Help us.

We will return to our regular ear candy with Podcast Episode 123, and don't forget to keep submitting your questions for our mail bag episode 125. For the moment though, "We got movie sign!"

Suggeted talking points: 500-dollar sunglasses, Gorro Axe Commercials, Blue Lens, Gex

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: MortalKombatKommentary.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This week's episode the Addicts sorta talk about Sonic 3D Blast. Really though, this is your episode for fun facts about the Sega Nomad, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, and PlayStation Demo Discs.

Elle, Brett, and Scotty also discuss games that they could never sell or hold significant meaning. You can probably guess most of their answers. And that's why you guys rock!

We have Episode 125 coming up, and want your Listener Questions! Episode 125 will be a Mailbag Special composed entirely of your questions. So get them in now!

Suggested talking points: When Brett Was a Young Warthog, Helium, Retro Chunky Boy

Miss out on the Marathon, but still want to donate to Extra Life to help Pittsburgh Children's Hospital? You can donate here! Because of you we already raised over $1,100! Thanks!

Join our Discord chat to keep up with our latest activities by clicking here.

Check it out! We are on iTunes! Subscribe and be sure to give us a review, because we would love you even more!

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep122.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This week the Addicts discuss a cult classic from the beloved Dreamcast: Illbleed. You may wanna bring a spare pair of pants for this one according to a certain incredible commercial. The gang try to figure out what it is about the quirky game that keeps them coming back for more whether it's the Halloween season or not.

And speaking of quirky, Elle, Brett, and Scotty discuss the Questionarium centered around video games releasing incomplete. Is it fair to us as consumers? A few listeners also weigh in on this anomaly that has become commonplace with today's video games.

Don't forget to tune in on Saturday November 4th for our second Marathon of the year to raise money for Extra Life! Elle and her sister will be playing the entirety of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and only insanity can ensue! Be sure to subscribe to our Twitch channel if you haven't already, so you know when things kick off and can help us donate even more money to a great cause.

Suggested talking points: Eriko Christy figure, Evil Sonic, Canned Goods, Brett's Food Pyramid

Miss out on the Marathon, but still want to donate to Extra Life to help Pittsburgh Children's Hospital? You can donate here! Because of you we already raised $1000! Thanks!

Join our Discord chat to keep up with our latest activities by clicking here.

Check it out! We are on iTunes! Subscribe and be sure to give us a review, because we would love you even more!

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep121.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This week the Addicts get back to the routine and bring in the spooky Sega Genesis classic (?) Haunting Starring Polterguy. We aren't really sure if anyone was looking for this game while trick-or-treating. But hey, it sure is unique...

Joining Elle, Brett, Nic, and Scotty this week is their good buddy Anthony. You may remember him from such great hits as The 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon of 2017, where he became the self-proclaimed Champion of Pen Pen Tricelon.

The Addicts also discuss whether or not one should be able to bypass gameplay to fully enjoy the story/cutscenes in video games. And you beautiful people lend us your opinions on the matter!

Play along at home and get ready for the next Game of the Week: Illbleed on the Sega Dreamcast.

Suggested talking points: love seat, Paperboy, Pen Pen Letterman Jacket, Hit your opponent's balls, Cup Man, Mug Head

Missed the Marathon, but still want to donate to Extra Life to help Pittsburgh Children's Hospital? You can donate here! Because you of we already raised $1000! Thanks!

Join our Discord chat to keep up with our latest activities by clicking here.

Check it out! We are on iTunes! Subscribe and be sure to give us a review, because we would love you even more!

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep120.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

The Addicts have all had a bit of time to recover from the annual 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon, and are very excited to recap the insanity. This week Elle, Brett, TJ, Pocky X, Scotty, and honorary Sega Addict MegaMatt gather to giggle about the gaming grander they garnered. For the next two hours, the Addicts recall all 24 hours of the Marathon, which encompassed a total of 37 Dreamcast games and countless smiling faces.

Not only did the Addicts play a crazy amount of games, but with your amazing help they raised over $1,000 for the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital through Extra Life - doubling the money raised last year!

And a special congratulations to Morgs, who will be receiving a complete Dreamcast console courtesy of Warp Zone with a blue VMU and copies of Flogian Bros, and the best fishing games around: Sega Bass Fishing and Soulcalibur.

Again guys, we cannot thank you enough for making this Marathon the best one yet.

Suggested talking points: Sonic Shuffle, Tokyo Bus Guide, Welcome to Japan, Flap Jack Face Slap

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep119.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

On this week's episode of the podcast, everyone's opinion is wrong except for Scotty's since cool people know that Sonic R is the best 3D Sonic game on the Sega Saturn. Sonic R is also worth every penny Scotty paid for it on release day. For some reason, people are willing to pay less than $50 for Sonic R now, and should probably learn the error of their ways before a certain plush anomaly visits them in their sleep.

Oh, and the Addicts also discuss the Do's and Don't's of hidden lore in video games in great length, and why no one wants to do anything with Big the Cat... not in a box, not with socks, no matter the the size of his... clocks?

No podcast next week folks, because we will be knee deep in preparations for the 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon! See you at Twitch on 9.9.17 (Saturday)!

Suggested talking points: Tails Doll, burnt chicken

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep118.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

It was unavoidable, so we did the right thing. This week's Game of the Week is Sonic Mania. Did you expect something else from a Sega fan site? That's just silly. Brett, TJ, Pocky X, and Scotty discuss the good, the bad, and the balls of Sonic Mania this week.

The Addicts also discuss most excellent origin stories and answer some amazing questions from you amazing people! Who knew that Sonic Mania would lead into this much Game Gear discussion?

Otherwise we here at Sega Addicts and Warp Zone are getting pretty pumped for the 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon! And helping out Extra Life! Woo!

Suggested talking points: Night Trap Fiasco, Brett is Oil Ocean Zone, Thrown in a vat, Every Batman Villain, Sonic CD, Panzer Dragoon Style

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep117.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This week a gaggle of Addicts gather to give a game more internet air time than anyone logically has: Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein. This Dreamcast game has got it all, or does it? Or does it have too much?

Elle, Pocky, TJ, Nic, Brett AND Scotty also finally get down to why the Dreamcast is so beloved and celebrated. Nic also tries to convince that the Sou- um... the Dreamcast may rise again. That's JUST what a communist would say.

Suggested talking points: Secret Hitler, VMU iPod, Pennies from TJ, First Console, Hellboy Ewok, Green Conehead

And don't forget we have the annual 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon coming up! You can already donate at Extra Life!

 

Join our Discord chat to keep up with our latest activities by clicking here.

Check it out! We are on iTunes! Subscribe and be sure to give us a review, because we would love you even more!

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

 

Direct download: Ep116.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This week, TJ Kitsune, Brett the Hatfield and Scotty discuss one of the lesser known, but more obscure Dreamcast launch titles: Blue Stinger. If anyone can save Dinosaur Island, clearly the Addicts are the ones for the job. Or maybe not. You decide?

The Addicts also discuss what can determine or immediately deter their excitement for upcoming games amongst gimmicks, add-ons, or even entire genres. Along with that Questionarium, you awesome people sent in tons of amazing questions that ended up taking up more than half the show! Remember to keep 'em coming through the Discord chat and twitter!

And don't forget we have the annual 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon coming up! You can already donate at Extra Life!

Talking points: The skull of my firstborn child, Survival Horror, Sonic Generations, Retro slave

 

Join our Discord chat to keep up with our latest activities by clicking here.

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep115.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Who made Smash Bros. before Smash Bros? Of course SEGA did! This week the Addicts discuss a beloved Saturn fighter that not enough people have played: Fighters Megamix. Why not a palm tree fighting a car?

This week's episode kinda turns into a love letter for the Saturn, and the boys couldn't be happier about it.

The Addicts also get way into their top picks for Sega Forever and wonder why SEGA doesn't put Pocky X, Brett, and Scotty in charge of their marketing. Also, would a Dreamcast Mini be worth it? Only if you get dem sports game on it, bro.

Suggested talking points: Fist Kid, Earth Defense Force, Mario can do the jumping

 

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep114.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Have you ever wondered what it was like to challenge Death himself? Chakan did it, and the Sega Addicts are here to talk about it! Keeping with the retro Game of the Week theme somehow, Pocky X, The Nic Flair, Brett the Hatfield and ScottyMo discuss another "gem" this week on the Genesis/Mega Drive: Chakan: The Forever Man. And boy howdy do they have some feelings on this retro classic.

The Addicts also discuss what makes a game, "worth it," in terms of price and expectations and get waaaaaay too involved in dipping sauces and Rescue 9-1-1.

Suggested talking points: Bubsy, Too Many Games, Half-priced Seaman, Cringeworthy Cosplay, Mr Creepy Pasta

 

Join our Discord chat to keep up with our latest activities by clicking here.

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep113.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

It's that time of year again! The Addicts have risked it all to show their faces on the show floor and bump fists with video game super stars. Brett, Stevie, and Scotty talk to all the big names in games in this episode from Randy Pitchford and Tim Schafer to Tim Burton and Sheldon Cooper! Never mind that Brett almost ends up in jail for murder, it's time to talk those serious video games! It's all happening! The business is being PICKED UP.

Suggested talking points: E3 2017, Alice in Wonderland, Scarlet, I have done a crime, Shenmue 5

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep112.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Have you taken your Boomerang Lizard out to play lately? Well you probably should, and the Sega Addicts are here to tell you why! That's right, TJ, the Pocky X, and Scotty discuss Alisia Dragoon for the Genesis/Mega Drive.

Also surprisingly one our of the simplest Questionariums turns into one of the longer discussions as the Addicts try to describe an individual game they each love in just one sentence. And an Addict Alum prompts a pretty great discussion on games that the crew once hated and grew to love.

Suggested talking points: Can you feel the sunshine? Does it brighten up your day? Don't you feel that sometimes you just need Tom Cruise?

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep111.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Don't be fooled by the title, the Addicts actually discuss video games this week!

Join the Nick Flair, TJ Kitsune, and ScottyMo as they discuss another Genesis classic this week: Road Rash 3. Do the guys dig the gritty music, digitized graphics, and rage-induced highway battles? Hop on your crotch rocket and find out! Or just hit "play."

The Addicts also discuss some of their most uncomfortable experiences in video games, not including when Mom would barge in during that certain cutscene.

Suggested talking points: Road Rash, David Cage, Basic Sex Math, Muppet Bodies

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep110.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

For this episode, it's our longest in awhile as we completely cover Persona 5! Join myself, Nick, Cullen, and Pocky X as we go over our thoughts on the so-far surefire game of the year. Beware, if you haven't beaten the game yet, we do hit some heavy spoilers in the second part of the show, so make sure to turn off before then!

Suggested talking points: ScottyMorgana, Tom is Yusuke, stealing your pet's crush, Haru's glorious fivehead, how not to pronounce Japanese names, delicious pancakes, we're sorry Elle

Direct download: 109.output.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:00am EST

We've got some Blast Processing coming at you this week with a discussion of Streets or Rage 3. If you forgot about the 90's at all, Streets of Rage 3, and Iowa, sure will remind you how colorful it was and how much the kids love their basketball. And if they aren't then they be 'ILLIN'.

Us Addicts also chit chat about the best "movement" in games from flying and running, to driving and... Downwell? And for some reason everyone tries to guess the first CD Scotty bought (as if we ever stay on track anyway)?

Pocky X also loses his mind at one point, and we discuss our favorite amusement parks after sharing some stories related to theft, vomit, and first dates. It's amazing someone listens to this, isn't it? Thanks!

Suggested talking points: Nick played by a cluster of sperm, Scotty played by James Van Der Beek, and Brett played by a 600ft Dany DeVito

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep108.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Did you know Persona 5 released? Well you will, because that's almost all anyone played. Except Scotty, because he's real cool.

The Addicts also discuss Sonic Lost World in more detail than expected. Hopefully you really can decide if you want this game or not, because the Addicts are all over the place with our opinions.

And what do you think of Subs & Dubs? More specifically, subtitled video games and anime vs. dubbed. These dudes have a lot of feelings about them.

Finally, the Addicts spend more time than they probably should discussing ways that Pocky X should fit phallic objects into his artwork. Oh, and also these weirdos talk about unfair boss fights. Won't You?

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep107.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This week the lads discover just how much they love the new Power Rangers movie. And by that, I mean Scotty almost loses his breath telling you why you should spend your money on literally anything else. That aside, the Addicts are happy to be back and talking' some good ol' vidja games again!

Brett has some big news, Scotty can't discuss Resident Evil 7 spoilers no matter how much he wants to, and Nick sure does love hitting' people with fire extinguishers. It's good to be back, folks!

Brett, Pocky, TJ, Nick and Scotty also discuss their views on microtransactions- a topic that could honestly encompass an entire podcast itself. What do you think?

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep106.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

If there was a single Visual Novel series to recommend for newcomers to get into the genre, it’d have to be Zero Escape for blending complex puzzle solving gameplay and decision based visual novel storytelling. The Nonary Games is Spike Chunsoft and Aksys’ swan song for the trilogy; a re-release of the first two titles of the series, a complete HD remake of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, aka 999, the second title being an improved port of Virtue’s Last Reward.

Both 999 and VLR are set around the “Nonary Games”, involving 9 strangers trapped in a closed space. Each participant has a bracelet locked onto their wrists that can end their lives if they break the rules given by the mastermind known only as “Zero”.  In 999 you play as Junpei, who wakes up on a mysterious cruise ship with 8 other people. They are given one goal: find a door with a【9】on it and escape the ship that will sink in 9 hours. Each bracelet has a unique number, and they must use different combinations to enter different numbered doors, solving escape the room puzzles along the way. If any person breaks Zero’s rules, a detonator will go off in that person’s bracelet, activating a bomb in their stomach. VLR has you in the shoes a new protagonist named Sigma, who wakes up in a different facility with 8 other people and is forced to play the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition. This death game features a voting system, where each person must vote to Ally or Betray against people they have worked with in puzzle rooms. The goal is to receive enough points from these AB games to get 9 points and escape the place. With a cast of mostly new faces, and a gigantic facility to escape from, Sigma has to make a copious amount of decisions that will decide the fate of his fellow participants.

The story sections stay engaging for the players, due to the plot’s masterful writing and puzzle pacing. In 999, the puzzle rooms are pre-rendered spaces you can move around in by clicking the L and R buttons to change your perspective. You interact with objects using either the touch screen or a pointer controlled by the left analog stick, a welcome addition inspired by VLR. VLR on the other hand, uses fully explorable 3D rooms, giving you more freedom in the puzzles you solve, and much more challenging puzzles as well. A new feature in VLR is the ability to switch between your held item with a flick of the right analog stick, a huge time saver. Sadly for touch-screen enthusiasts, the PS4 version ditches all touch control, using only analog stick movement.

When you aren’t in escape rooms, you’ll be seeing the story unravel and making choices to change the path you go down. 999 now has the story flowchart feature of VLR, allowing you to jump to different parts of the story; it’s convenient but it can get a little confusing to navigate it sometimes. However, since the original game made you start over every time you wanted to see a new ending, this is a welcome change. The flowchart removes the artificial length the original had from having to replay the entire game to reach different endings, and makes achieving the true ending less of a hassle.

One last new feature to note in the remake of 999 is the 2 modes of experiencing the game: Adventure and Novel. Adventure mode only shows the player lines of dialogue, similar to how the DS version’s top screen was utilized. Novel mode provides all the original narration from the DS version, and has text over the characters instead of a text box. They can be switched between at nearly every moment with just a press of a button. I spent most of my playthrough playing it on Adventure, and it was a great way to experience the story. Dialogue has been changed so Adventure mode can provide all the information players need, and the game changes to Novel mode if a scene requires the narration.

The environments in the 999 remake look crisp and incredible in HD, but certain sprites weren’t so lucky. The hardware limitations of the DS made 999’s original sprites incredibly pixelated, which is no longer the case; effort was taken to bring this art to current gen consoles. While some character art benefits from this, a couple sprites look unflattering. The art definitely shows it’s age, but stays faithful to the original  Each character retains their charming animations from the 2009 release, which look even better with the cleaned-up art. VLR retains its 3D character models and environments are largely unchanged since the 2012 Vita release. This game’s content has remained largely untouched besides a couple typo corrections, those who opt for the PS4 version of this game shouldn’t expect incredible graphics. The game is running at a higher resolution and does have much smoother animation, but texture quality remains the exact same and might be jarring for those used to games made for PS4. I’m the kind of person that prefers these type of games portable, so that’s where I spent most of my time playing these and had no problem. It’ll really come down to preference, so if you prefer handheld or console you’ll be sure to still get a great experience.

The music is just as good as it ever was, and Shinji Hosoe’s tracks sound absolutely chilling. The soundtrack is constantly making you feel tense, rarely easing up. All the music tracks remain the same, but I couldn’t help but think that 999’s soundtrack had some improvements made to it. This is the first time 999 has had voice acting, while VLR launched with it. The ambitious second title in the series really set the bar with it’s phenomenal dub, even going as far to outshine the Japanese audio track, so there was a lot of pressure for the new dub of 999. Fear not: the dub is pretty great. There are still some awkward lines here and there, but once I got used to the voices I grew to love them. The two performances that completely stole the show were Junpei’s and Santa’s. Evan Smith returned from Zero Time Dilemma to voice Junpei, and he did a fantastic job bringing the fan favorite protagonist to life. Santa’s voice actor, Sean Chiplock, delivered an absolutely perfect performance.The entire cast does a good job, and overall there’s a great dub here. The games also carry a Japanese audio track, but I’ve never found the Japanese audio track in the Zero Escape games to be as good as the English ones.

Despite some very minor presentation flaws, The Nonary Games provides the definitive version of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward. There’s definitely more value here for newcomers to the series, but hardcore fans will definitely enjoy the update on the series’ first entry. I’d recommend getting it on Vita if you have the option, but the PS4 version is still great. It’s a wonderful package with some of my favorite games on them, and I can’t recommend this enough.

Final Score: A

  • With this definitive version, all three games now sit at the same level of quality, which is great because 999’s artificial length made it hard to recommend.
  • If you get addicted to these two games, make sure to check out Zero Time Dilemma.
  • A better name for this game would be: Zero Escape 2.5 HD Remix – Hope You Like Numbers
  • Buy/Rent/Avoid: It’s a perfect package for people who haven’t had a chance to experience these fantastic games. Fans can also be pleased by improved versions of both, so everyone wins.
  • I was filled with a childlike excitement while going through these again, and I truly hope this gets more people into this wonderful series.
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Category:video games -- posted at: 12:57am EST

Sometimes you play games you enjoy, and sometimes you play games on the Game Gear. This episode included one of those things and we'll let you decide which one. Ayrton Senna Super Monaco GP II was the name of the game this week, and it made Sonic Drift look pretty good.

The Addicts also spend a good bit of time discussing what games they have been playing including still more OverwatchResident Evil 7, and John Wick 2. Nick thinks the ladder is a game, because he plays as John Wick in Pay Day 2 enough to consider it as such. Everyone also yells at Cullen for spending $50 on Yakuza 2. Don't be a Cullen, kids.

Did we mention we also talk about our favorite types villains and go on a 10-minute rant involving the topical TV show, Heroes? Someone has to do it this month.

Speaking of this month, folks, we are going to be taking a short break from podcasting due to vacations, and that crazy thing called "life." We will be back mid-March, but our regular streams will continue in the mean time. Keep an eye on our Twitter account for further updates.

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep105.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Elle, TJ, Nick, Brett, Scotty, and (sorta) Cullen and Pocky X, have tallied their votes and are ready to tell you the most important things that composed the year of 2016 in video games. Sega, or not, they are gonna give it to you straight. Did we all decide on a winner? Did Sega have a great year? What is in store for next year? How many HD remakes can Scotty play in a year? How many times did Brett eat crow this year? All this and more in the latest, totally legitimate, Sega Addicts Game of the Year Awards!

Return next week for our regularly scheduled program with the game of the week being Sonic CD.

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep103.mp3
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This week on the worldwide-electronic-voice-box-place Nick, Brett and Scotty discuss the game Iron Man on the original Nintendo DS, because who else would? Is it great? It's is passable? Is it a cash-in? All this and more!

Fair warning there are major Life is Strange spoilers for anyone who has not completed the game yet.

We also try to decide whether or not character customization actually matters to us in video games and get confused as to who Mickey Rourke may or may not be. All in good fun, right? Except Nick really hates blue hair for some reason. He ain't foolin'.

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of our 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Finally, gang, are you looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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!

Direct download: Ep102.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

This week on the show, Elle, Nick, Brett, and Scotty discuss the best use of your rod: Sega Bass Fishing! In a rare turn of events, we all really enjoyed this Game of the Week! But don't take my word for it, take our words for it.

We also talk about the latest Sega-related Nintendo Switch news and Nick makes us all feel like idiots by throwing some 10-dollar words around from that fancy college of his with the latest Questionarium regarding moral dilemas in video games.

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And hey! If you missed out on the insanity that was our special live edition of last week's 100th podcast episode you can always swing by our YouTube page to check it out as well as any other streams we have posted.

Looking to complete your Atlus collection now that they have joined forces with Sega? Trying to grab that crazy Hatsune 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 as we kick of 2017!  We beat our $500 goal during the Dreamcast Marathon but we hope to crush that number this year! Want to donate? Find out how right here!

Direct download: Ep101.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

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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Category:video games -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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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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!

Direct download: Episode97.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

 

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!

Direct download: Episode96.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

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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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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Category:video games -- posted at: 10:00am EST

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