The Sega Addicts Podcast (general)

Brett, Nick, and Scotty are here to talk to you about time travel. And the only way to do it is with the help of rage, confusion, and a healthy dose of Sega civil war. That's right it's SONIC CD! The dudes go in deep with talk of the Sonic CD's history, the obvious soundtrack discussion, and how the game reminds them of Mario Kart.

But the time travel discussion doesn't stop there! Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt help the Addicts get through the Questionarium and answer some questions from the previous Game of the Year episode (sorry we missed them last week!).

Fair warning for those who have not yet played any Resident Evil 7 that the boys spoil the first hour or so. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

"Heads up Jake..."

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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!

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Audio File for Yakuza 0 Review

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Audio version of Yakuza 0 First Impressions

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Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for.  Yakuza 0's release is on the horizon, with Kiwami and Yakuza 6 following not far behind.  In this incredible Year of Yakuza, we've all been waiting with bated breath to see just what Sega of Japan has in store for us, so let's cut right to the chase, shall we? 

Kazuma Kiryu is back and reliving his golden days as a fresh young Dojima Family grunt in his newest adventure. Starting from the very bottom of the food chain, Kazuma finds himself working as hired muscle collecting delinquent payments (i.e. beating the living tar out of debtors) for local loan sharks.  Everything changes after one such collection, when his target winds up dead and the Family's none too happy with the prospect of having a murder pinned on them as a result of Kiryu's actions.  It's up to Kazuma to tackle the seedy, fluorescent-colored underbelly of Kamurocho in order to prove his innocence and get to the bottom of what really happened to this seemingly random businessman.

Don't let those neon lights dazzle you, though- there's plenty to do in 1980s Kamurocho.  Between Club Sega, bar activities like darts and karaoke, learning new techniques and fighting styles, and sampling the lovely ladies that the hostess clubs have to offer, players will have their work cut out for them trying to complete everything there is to do.  This is, of course, on top of running a successful racket of your own, which already promises to keep your hands full. Not enough, you say? Fortunately for you, Yakuza 0 isn’t limited to just one character or even one city!  Goro Majima joins the fun and has a manic city of his own to manage in the form of Sotenbori, where there's yet another racket to run and even more on the side to keep you occupied.

By now, you may be wondering how it is that running successful businesses could be important in a brawler game.  What would you say if I told you that the success of your business could be vital to your survival and success in the main game itself?  "That makes no sense," you might say, but it's true- the amount of money you're able to earn determines how powerful you become and, more importantly, how quickly.  No more earning experience to beef up your characters- now, instead of spending skill points, players will spend their hard-earned cash to invest in themselves and unlock new skills and abilities.  No business sense?  No problem! Our heroes can earn their fortune by how well they do in fights as well, earning potentially large sums of cash by putting on a flashy, destructive show of dispatching the local hostiles.  Sure, money can't buy happiness, but it comes pretty close when it's used to directly impact how quickly and brutally you're able to destroy your enemies.

Let's not get so wrapped up in this world of fast money and faster women that we forget about the story, though.  I won't be spoiling anything in this piece or in the full review, but I can say for certain that Yakuza 0's story is shaping up to be stronger than Yakuza 5's was.  Every two chapters, players will switch between Kiryu and Majima, two young, relatively unknown grunts hoping to make it big in the Yakuza underworld, each with their own problems and power struggles to get swept up in.  As it doesn't build on any of the existing story surrounding our heroes, Yakuza 0 has the special privilege of serving as a perfect jump-off point for anybody contemplating trying the series out, and it makes a great opportunity to get to know some very important characters before Yakuza Kiwami, the HD remake of the very first game in the series, comes out in the West later this year.

Yakuza 0 releases for the Playstation 4 on January 24th.  Check back here on January 19th for our full review of the latest title in the well-beloved Yakuza series!

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Awwwww yeah, we're partying like it's Episode 99...  because it... is.  YEP.  NAILED IT.

We'll hitting episode 100 and causing some utter pandemonium on January 9th at 9:30EST with a LIVE PODCAST TWITCH STREAM where we will be playing Anarchy Reigns on PS3, and we 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, Brett, Scotty, and Elle discuss the latest Phantasy Star Online game to be prolific in the Americas, Phantasy Star Universe for XBox 360!  We ponder whether or not we live in too instantaneous of a world, with the proliferation of social media and the like, to be able to take the time to enjoy a game at our own pace, and Elle drops some relevant knowledge on how to avoid spoilers on Twitter, and to top it all off, we play second fiddle to those McGriddles.

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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 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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This week on Sega Addicts, the mysterious Pocky X joins us in discussing Super Fantasy Zone for the Mega Drive!  We talk about what we like to do in games when we're in a bad mood, share our New Years' resolutions, and recount our favorite pieces of video game merch we own.  Here's to another great year of addiction!  (It's taking over our lives- send help!)

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This week on Sega Addicts, Nick’s back, and just in time to play the ultimate Christmas-related game… Die Hard Arcade? We discuss the best game-related gifts we’ve given and received, talk about Star Wars probably a bit too much (Thanks, Tom!) and share our least favorite holiday songs. Turns out we’re all a bunch of Scrooges that hate Christmas music. Baby Jesus would be so sad.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we play our first Master System game for the podcast, Poseidon Wars 3D!  We discuss memorable first moments in games, talk about our favorite shitty games, and receive the question that gets @ProfSegaface blocked indefinitely.  Hail tsundere Satan!


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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss literally everyone's favorite Sonic game ever made, shadOW THE hEDGEhog!  We talk about moments that were supposed to be tragic in video games that we couldn't help but laugh at and share our favorite ways to kill time at work with special guests @TheStevieGrant and @ThePockyX!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss one of Sonic's most beloved (?) adventures- Sonic Heroes!  We discuss seemingly small changes that would greatly improve characters we hate, get roped into Food Addicts just as much as every other week, and share our musical guilty pleasures with special guest @Hakensann! 

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss an obscure arcade title that has no business being so hype, A.B. Cop!  We talk about what makes a game timeless, let Tom try to suck us into Food Addicts, (again) and debate the war on butt stuff.  When's the butt stuff vs. no butt stuff Splatfest, Nintendo?!  #SegaDoes 

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss a game that most people probably weren't even aware that Sega published, Gungrave! (I know I sure didn't)  We talk about video game endings that do or don't combine crescendo and catharsis well, spend way too long arguing about censorship in video games because of Street Fighter V, and share things we've had other people share with us that we got instantly hooked on.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss probably one of the most overlooked Marvel games, The Punisher for Sega Genesis.  We discuss whether or not we prefer a character having a preexisting backstory or their story fleshing out as we go along, answer a whole slew of silly questions, and discuss our tactics for falling asleep.  Tune in next week for more health and beauty tips from the beautiful people here at Sega Addicts!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss a rather well-beloved game perfect for this time of year, Zombies Ate My Neighbors!  We discuss our plans for the upcoming holiday and share some pretty neat ideas on what merchandise could have drawn more attention to our favorite Sega titles.  When are you hiring us for PR, Sega?!

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the most finely-tuned game of our time, Condemned 2. (God help us)  We discuss whether we find execution or originality more important in gameplay and story, talk about our favorite things to consume while playing games, and share our self-diagnosed most unpopular gaming opinions.  Good times all around! 

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This week on Sega Addicts, we have our last meeting of Wei Shen Motherfuckers Anonymous and wrap up our discussion of Sleeping Dogs!  We discuss aspects of a game that spook us the best, descend into our weekly stint as Food Addicts, and get a good laugh out of more Sonic Boom news.  Oh, Sonic Boom.  You never fail to remind us that there are no heroes left in man.

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Don't have time to read a review or just plain don't care for reading that much these days?  Not to worry!  Elle N. Degenerate reads you her review of Lost Dimension so you don't have to.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we spend an absurd amount of time discussing the totally-Sega-related game of the week, Sleeping Dogs!  We talk briefly on how we'd go about making an anti-hero protagonist in a game, share our weirdest game buying experiences, and let Tom coerce us into talking about food again.  One of these days, we'll resist the call.

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This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss Scotty's favorite game of all time, Zero Tolerance!  We discuss instances where we've rooted against the main character in games and let Tom turn us into Food Addicts again, even if just for a little while.

Direct download: Episode41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss Miku's newest game in the west, Project Mirai DX for the 3DS.  We speculate on why we tend to be ok with video game remakes but hate movie remakes, spend some time talking about Metal Gear Solid V by request with special guest @ProfSegaface, and get a bit irrationally angry about Alvin and the Chipmunks.  Seriously, fuck the Chipmunks.

Direct download: Episode40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we have kind of a chill week with special guest Sparky, (@Sparky_Tini) the grand prize winner from the recent Dreamless Dreamcast marathon!  We talk about features and events in games that make us happy, discuss our most awkward bathroom stories, and share how we first discovered porn/hentai.  Most importantly, we resisted the urge to devolve into Food Addicts this week.  Good job, team!  You deserve some R&R.

Direct download: Episode39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the much-anticipated upcoming Dreamless Dreamcast marathon coming up later this week!  We talk about our dream game, franchise, or console combinations and discuss how to deal with people not remembering your name that should.  We're all super-excited about the marathon this weekend, and we hope you'll all join us for that as well!  Thanks so much to everyone who helped make it possible.

Direct download: Episode37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss a well-beloved Disney game, Castle of Illusion for the Genesis!  We discuss game design options in helping a player navigate their surroundings, talk about some of the dumbest stuff we've done in games for the hell of it, and make sure Nick knows he's never going to live this episode down. 

We hope everyone is excited for the annual Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon starting September 5th at 7 am EST at!  Thanks so much to everyone who has made this year's event possible.  You guys are the best.

Direct download: Episode36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss Last Battle and how it would have been so much better if it involved Fist of the North Sta-oh waaaaait.  We talk about what we'd like to see done with our favorite games in, say, 50 years or so, and spend way too long talking about the dumbest laws and rules that we can think of. (Read: Google with such short notice.)  It's pretty bad that we could have spent the whole 2 hours talking about just that- great job, America!

Direct download: Episode35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss the short and sweet (?) arcade brawler, Altered Beast!  We talk about the worst parts of our favorite games, and we share our worst customer service experiences and the joys of retail in general.  BOY do I miss working reta- Bah, I can't even finish that sentence.

Direct download: Episode34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we celebrate one of Scotty's favorite games of all time, Saturn Bomberman!  We discuss ideas for fresh twists on common game tropes, have an editorial discussion on Atlus's release, Lost Dimension, and spend a little time remembering our favorite memories involving video games.  As always, we spend way too much time talking about food thanks to Tom.

Direct download: Episode33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we talk about Spy Fiction, Access Games and Swery's first shot at an "original" title! We debate passion vs technique, answer a butt-load of listener questions and get to experience the wonder that is Scotty Mo singing with his guitar!

Direct download: Episode32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss Ranger X for the Genesis/Mega Drive with good friend and longtime fan of the site, Shig!  We talk about our most comfortable settings for playing video games, spend way too long talking about food-related things again, (Dammit Tom) and share some weird and embarrassing auto-corrects we've fallen victim to.  Isn't technology wonderful?

Direct download: Episode31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we talk about the best Dragonball Z game that never came to America, Dragonball Z: Shinbutoden.  We honor Satoru Iwata by discussing some of the great things he's done for the industry as well as some of our favorite games that he's worked on, go on a long tangent about what makes a good supporting cast, and apologize again for messing up on Pockyslice's latest question.  Don't hurt us!

Direct download: Episode30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we celebrate Independence Day and all things Murrica by playing- what else? Independence Day for the Sega Saturn!  We discuss establishing character agency in games and spend a bit too much time talking about our favorite soundtracks from eligible video games.  We also screwed up super-bad and due to a misunderstanding, we didn't realize until after we were done recording that Wednesday the 8th is our good friend Pockyslice's birthday!  Sorry for the mix-up- please don't hate us! 

Direct download: Episode29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Shining Force by discussing it as our game of the week.  We rant and rave about some of our biggest pet peeves in game design and share our worst vacation stories, though.  With Scotty gone, Elle took up the mantle of trying to put together musical bits for the show, so we'll see how that goes.

Direct download: Episode28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, to honor the Blue Blur's birthday, we discuss everyone's favorite Sonic game of all time, Sonic Adventure 2.  We think about whether story or gameplay is more important to us and pretty much solidify the fact that none of us that don't already have them need to get tattoos.

Direct download: Episode27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we bring you only the highest-quality live coverage from the E3 show floor!  We reveal some unexpected upcoming releases, make friends with a well-known game developer, and freak the hell out when Shenmue 3 gets revealed.  We also discuss our favorite control schemes for games for a short while until we're rudely interrupted by our new best friend!

Direct download: Episode26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, Scotty and Nick get the short end of the stick by playing the Saturn version of The Lost World: Jurassic Park instead of the Genesis version. We discuss the effects that a game's sound design has had on our experiences, get question-bombed by Tom, (again) and spend a bit too long talking about food. (again)

Direct download: Episode25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we get hype for the new Jurassic Park by playing the original Jurassic Park platformer for the Sega Genesis.  We share some of our most satisfying game endings, talk about what games would be improved with the presence of dinosaurs, and Nick threatens to slap people.  A lot.



Direct download: Episode24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, Brett breaks Scotty while we discuss the stylish classic NiGHTS Into Dreams.  We talk about sequels that we thought surpass the originals, spend entirely too long (or not long enough, depending on how you look at it) talking about good food and things you shouldn't eat, and share our favorite ways to relax. 

Direct download: Episode22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we blow Brett's mind while discussing everyone's favorite childhood memory, Sonic Spinball!  We also grumble about Tom Kalinske being a grump, discuss how dangerous horror games would be with VR functionality, and argue half-heartedly about our OTPs.  If that weren't enough, we spend far too long harassing Nick about Full House.  Sorry, Nick.

Direct download: Episode21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss possibly one of our most frustrating games yet, Vectorman.  We also weigh in on who our favorite villains are and game crossovers with other media franchises we'd like to see.  If that weren't enough, Tom starts a wonderful tradition of bombarding us with silly questions from beyond the grave.

Direct download: Episode20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we say a sad goodbye to Tom by discussing another classic RPG of his choosing- Phantasy Star 4, with special guest Professor Segaface.  We also discuss modern changes that could be made to classic characters to make them more interesting and get perhaps a bit excessively in depth concerning our favorite video game controllers.  We will miss Tom dearly, but rest assured- we haven't seen the last of him.

Direct download: Episode19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we're going off the rails on this Crazy... Taxi? We spend some time reminiscing about (and in some cases getting to know) everyone's favorite cabbie simulator. We also get into the rather heated topic of which video game characters should die. There's apparently a LOT of characters we could do without. Who knew?

Direct download: Episode18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we spend some quality time talking about everyone's favorite game, Battletoads.  We also swap stats on the games we've spent way too long playing, talk about what motivates us to continue playing certain games, and do a bit of reflecting on what we feel Sega could do to improve their business practices.

Direct download: Episode17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss one of Tom's favorite RPGs of all time, Phantasy Star II. We also talk about what whether or not it's possible to implement game over or death screens in a way that enhances a game and think a little too hard on how to make mundane tasks extreeeeeme, as Tak Fujii would put it.

Direct download: Episode16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we welcome Brett back to the show by discussing one Sonic's finest moments in recent history, Sonic Generations. We also talk about what it would be like to remove features from certain games and spend way entirely too long converting video game titles into porn titles. Just another day!

Direct download: Episode15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we discuss what's considered one of the worst successful games ever, Sonic Adventure.  We talk about games that fooled us with nostalgia glasses, swap weird work stories, and share what fuels our High Velocity Bowling habits while Scotty frowns.

We also forgot to mention what we're playing for the Thursday Night Throwdown this week, which is Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.  See you then!

Direct download: Episode14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, we're feeling the need for speed.  We discuss Outrun in honor of its shiny new 3D Classics release, discuss our favorite game series that got shot to hell, and share some ideas on how to make free-to-play games more enjoyable.  We also discuss what terrible shenanigans we got into growing up.

Brett didn't happen.  What also didn't happen was us mentioning what we'll be playing for the Thursday Throwdown this week.  We'll be playing Smash Bros for WiiU, so if you'd like to join us, get at us on Twitter or in the comments.

Direct download: Episode13_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17am EST

This week on Sega Addicts, it's time to reactivate the Funkotron.  We discuss the vastly superior Toejam and Earl: Panic on Funkotron, discuss likable character traits and alternatively, the most racist characters in gaming.  Scotty also gives an update on all the cool things we missed by not going to PAX. 

We also say some things we shouldn't.  Again.

Direct download: Episode12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Sega Addicts Episode 9 - Koala Strip Club

It's the Valentine's Day Special of Sega Addicts probably! Listen in awe as we talk about the Sega weekly news, and overcome our worst first date stories. Also, Tom doesn't host this one, so if you don't like this episode, blame Scotty. 


Follow us on twitter!
Sega Addicts - @SegaAddicts
Pocky X - @SegaTomCast
Brett Hatfield - @rainmakerAGITO
Nick Nguyen - @TheNicFlair
Elle N. Degenerate - @Wryyydiculous
Scotty Mo - @ScottyMoFoSho

Direct download: episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

Sega Addicts Episode 8.88 - Sega is (not) Dead

This week, in a very special episode of Sega Addicts, Pocky X confesses his love for Flocky, Scotty joins us to talk about Sega's recient press release, and the crew presents a much brighter view of the future than every twitter account LOUDLY proclaiming the death of Sega. Want to find out why? Give it a listen!

Follow us on twitter! 

Sega Addicts - @SegaAddicts

Pocky X - @SegaTomCast

Brett Hatfield - @rainmakerAGITO

Nick Nguyen - @TheNicFlair

Elle N. Degenerate - @Wryyydiculous

Scotty Mo - @ScottyMoFoSho

Direct download: episode_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

The Sega Addicts are back, and we're oiled up and ready to talk about butts, Cannon Spike, Phantasy Star Online 2, and some really interesting moments in game endings. Also, we talk about HuniePop which I'm sure everyone's dying to hear about. 

Follow us on twitter! 

Sega Addicts - @SegaAddicts

Pocky X - @SegaTomCast

Brett Hatfield - @rainmakerAGITO

Nick Nguyen - @TheNicFlair

Elle N. Degenerate - @Wryyydiculous

Direct download: episode_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

Sega Addicts Episode 6 - The Game of the Year Episode

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Sega Addicts did a game of the year episode? Wonder no more! Also, you have strangely specific daydreams. Have a laugh as Nick, Brett, Elle, and Tom give their own unique awards designed to make you smile! 

I'm really tired and dont' know what I'm writing anymore. 

Follow us on twitter! 

Sega Addicts - @SegaAddicts

Pocky X - @SegaTomCast

Brett Hatfield - @rainmakerAGITO

Nick Nguyen - @TheNicFlair

Elle N. Degenerate - @Wryyydiculous

Direct download: episode_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Sega Addicts on RadioSega Winterfest!

Ever wondered what it would be like if Sega Addicts DJ'd a full radio show? Well, RadioSega's Winterfest Celebration let that dream be a reality. Join Brett Hatfield, Pocky X, and Stevie Grant, as we take you on a journey through music, jokes, and, unfortunately, the holocaust. 

It's fun for the whole family! 

Direct download: Sega_Addicts_on_RadioSEGA_Winterfest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm EST

Sega Addicts Episode 5 - The Backstreet Boys Special

This week on Sega Addicts, we talk about Shadow the Hedgehog, best narriative design, and spout a ton of bullshit about what Sega movies we want. It's a good time for all and I'm proud of this episode! You might like it too! 

Follow us on twitter! 

Sega Addicts - @SegaAddicts

Pocky X - @SegaTomCast

Brett Hatfield - @rainmakerAGITO

Nick Nguyen - @TheNicFlair

Elle N. Degenerate - @Wryyydiculous

Direct download: episode_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

Sega Addicts Episode 4 - Molyneux of Duty

This week, on a very tangent filled episode of Sega Addicts, we dive hard into our thoughts on indie games, the VGAs, and our dream Call of Duty game. We also talk about Valkyria Chronicles one last time, and give our dream holiday wishlist. It's more fun than I can deal with! Also, you should watch Love Live. We don't talk about it during the show at all, but that's what I'm watching right now and I like it. #NotAPedo. 

Follow us on twitter! 

Pocky X - @SegaTomCast

Brett Hatfield - @rainmakerAGITO

Nick Nguyen - @TheNicFlair

Elle N. Degenerate - @Wryyydiculous

Direct download: episode_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EST