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Sega suspends sales of yakuza video game after actor/musician is arrested on cocaine charges

It’s one thing to play a crime boss in a game, but when the real life actor starts breaking the law, Sega is ready to pull the plug.

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Even Sonic the Hedgehog’s original creator thinks character’s live-action movie design is ugly

Video game designer Yuji Naka only needs two sentences to explain what’s wrong with this weird-looking version of the Sega star.

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Sonic the Hedgehog creator gets one last blow to his pride on final visit to Sega office in Tokyo

Yuji Naka stopped by his old workplace with his kids, but the other people he ran into weren’t necessarily Sega fans.

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Japanese man collects every single Sega Saturn game

It’s important to have goals.

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Pretend you’re Sony or Nintendo as you devour Sega with Tokyo’s new Sega Logo-yaki sweet

Video game company’s iconic logo serves as motif for new treat from maker of edible Magikarp Pokémon.

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Wedding ceremonies with handsome anime men now being offered at Akihabara VR center

Slip on a headset and let one of three handsome dating simulator stars slip a ring on your finger.

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Sonic the Hedgehog goes to Hooters in Japan to celebrate the release of his new video game

Sega mascot plans to stay at Tokyo branches of the boob-centric restaurant for almost two months.

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Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie refuses to die, new studio grabs abandoned film rights

Paramount Pictures thinks “blue mammal with one giant eyeball who runs really fast” is a fine foundation for a live-action movie.

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Nintendo’s Mario “borrows” one of Sonic the Hedgehog’s signature moves in his newest game

The Nintendo star is seen getting around like his old rival in Super Mario Odyssey.

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All aboard the Sega Train! Tokyo rail operator decorates carriages for Sonic’s 25th anniversary

One other Sega franchise will join Sonic on the special train, which will be in service in Tokyo for one month.

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Sega’s Mega Drive/Genesis lives again, is back in production 28 years after its initial launch

The first 16-bit video game console won’t be manufactured by Sega, though, or even in Japan.

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Sega’s been hiding a snarky message on its arcade bags for two years but no one noticed until now

After all, “playing it loud” was Nintendo’s thing.

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Hatsune Miku VR Future Live creators announce players will not be able to look up her skirt

What looked to be a breakthrough in the long battle to peep up the virtual superstar’s skirt turns out to be a dead end. 

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Old-School console war reignites: Sega releases mini Mega Drive/Genesis against tiny Nintendo NES

With Nintendo’s Classic Mini system filling fans with nostalgic euphoria, Sega couldn’t help cutting in on the action a few weeks later with their own mini system based on the Mega Drive (a.k.a. Genesis), preloaded with games but also allowing other cartridges to be plugged in.

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Our Japanese writers audition for upcoming Yakuza 6 game, get sexy pictures taken

We sent six of our most dashing writers to a photo studio for some glamour shots at an appearance in the new Yakuza 6 video game.

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Yakuza 6 lets you duke it out inside an ultra-detailed Japanese convenience store【Video】

Anyone who’s been to Japan knows that the convenience store is the prefect place to get snacks, pay your bills, buy adult material, and get into a fight. Wait, what?

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Purikura evolved: Design and print your own nail art with Sega’s new “Nail-Puri” machines【Video】

The machines are available at arcades and amusement centers in the “purikura” section and offer over 1,500 designs.

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Yakuza 6 to feature baddest Yakuza film dude of all time: Japanese actor Beat Takeshi 【Video】

Japanese actor and director “Beat” Takeshi Kitano is an instantly recognisable face over here in Japan, but westerners might be more familiar with him in his role as sadistic homeroom teacher Kitano in Battle Royale, or perhaps as the host of the madcap 1980s Japanese game show Takeshi’s Castle.

But it turns out that ol’ Beat is no longer just the face of Japanese TV and gritty movies, as he has recently joined a long line of celebrities lending their voices and images to video games. Check out Beat Takeshi’s appearance in the upcoming Sega game, Yakuza 6, in the following trailer.

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Preserve your gaming memories forever with these beautiful art pieces 【Pics】

Some people may think that video games are a mindless way to pass time, but anyone who’s spent a decent amount of time holding a controller knows that it can be so much more. Not only can games be mentally challenging, but you can even get pretty emotionally involved. You’ll always remember that moment when you beat that boss or finished that game for the first time.

One French artist is trying to preserve these memories for gamers around the world by creating beautiful art pieces that capture such special gaming moments in one-scene shots.

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Sega Games donating two million yen plus DLC revenues in four games to Nepal earthquake recovery

Some people don’t appreciate the way video game developers have so wholeheartedly embraced paid DLC, and it’s not hard to understand why. After already plunking down the money to buy the game itself, it’s kind of annoying to be constantly asked for nickels and dimes for tiny tidbits of content that some feel should have been included from the get-go.

But even if you’re irked by video game companies’ attempts to use DLC income to line their coffers, you’ll probably applaud the latest move by Sega Games, which is pledging to donate all the revenue from a collection of in-game purchases to recovery efforts stemming from the recent earthquake in Nepal.

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