Weird entry this week. The Guinness World Book of Records has just recognized Sega's House of the Dead: Overkill as the World's most profane videogame (take that, Grand Theft Auto!).
Now, this is not only surprising for a videogame (the 'award' has been given out in the past to the film industry and printed media, but it is the first time it falls on the videogame industry to hold such a title), but also because the game is released for a console that is commonly associated (and very much taunted for it) with "Family Friendly" games. Another 'coolness' factor is that this is given out to a game distributed by Sega, Nintendo's former archenemy, which now seems to be the top developer/distributor for hardcore games for the Wii (MadWorld, which is not only bloody and stylized, is also filled with 'F' bombs; the Conduit, a highly anticipated shooter is also coming out this year, courtesy of Sega).
It is a dubious honour to receive such an accolade working in an industry where so often the fruits of your labours are derided and dismissed for being puerile or irresponsible, but in the case of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL a little puerility was the order of business. Parodying the profane excess of grindhouse cinema was Headstrong Games' objective and I am flattered that this record acknowledges that we not only rose to that challenge, but entirely exceeded it. - Jonathan Burroughs, Headstrong Games.
[/IMG] Hey guys, it's your Captain back with another musician N+erview. This time though, we've got Doujah Raze, one of the Hip Hop musicians who worked on MadWorld, which just released yesterday in North America! A word of caution before you cross the line: language is used "freely". For the most part, it's pretty clean, but if you are easily offended watch out as one or two words might spark something. Now, enough of the small talk, "Read more..." about the music behind the game, and the artist behind the music!
Yesterday, SEGA announced its plans to bring a eccentric Wii game called Let's Tap to the United States and Europe. Created by Sonic creator Yuji Naka, Let's Tap offers a new method of control: tapping. With five mini-games that have you racing through a course or balancing blocks, Let's Tap is controlled entirely by placing the WiiMote down on a flat surface and tapping.
Let's Tap is on track for American and European releases this summer.
Looking for some Sega music to put on your iPod? Then check out this fan album of songs that pay tribute to many Sega Genesis games! From Sonic to Moonwalker to Streets of Rage to Toejam and Earl, there is bound to be one or two of these songs that will trigger some memories from back in the day! To download the album, just go to the LOSER album web site!
You may remember a post written earlier this week about a teaser site for a mystery Sega game (with mushrooms). Luckily for us, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has put the speculation to rest.
The game in question, titled Pole's Big Adventure, is a WiiWare title from the producer of Phantasy Star Universe. With 8-bit graphics, side-scrolling gameplay, and over 100 gags (parodies of classic games), Pole's Big Adventure will set you back 500 Wii Points and will debut on the Japanese WiiWare service on February 3.
The official unveil for the title will come Friday at the site previously mentioned.
Yesterday there was SpeculatioN+. If you explore the countdown there are ...oddities. The countdown ends on Friday, and is on a Sega website.
This other countdown also ends Friday, but is on a Marvelous Entertainment website, the developer of No More Heroes, and creator of our beloved Travis Touchdown (twitter link). This other countdown, on the Marvelous Entertainment site, seems to have a Legend of Zelda look to it, while the Sega countdown has a Mario-esque feel. Could Sega be publishing a Marvelous developed title? ...And is it at all related to the Nintendo franchises?
Hello all! I want to let you know that I have a Sega Dreamcast and a Sega Saturn for sale. Saturns are relatively hard to find, and both of these things are working. I am going to simply remove this post altogether once they sell, or when I get rid of them some other way. The Dreamcast has no discoloration like some Dreamcasts do nowadays. I will not be selling the memory cards. I never will for any system sell those, as one day I may want to boot up an old save on a friend's system, or maybe I'll somehow end up with another one.
Want to take a peek at the over-the-top stylized killer Sega brings exclusively to the Wii? Well, check out our Madworld Gallery then! Its got a really nice hi-res shot of the cover and the logo, as well as some decent gameplay images to look at.
Be warned, and use good judgement. The gallery is based off of a game that is GOING TO GET the M for Mature rating.