Mysterious Sega Video Release on YouTube. Dreamcast 2 Confirmed?

After watching this strangely uplifting video that was posted on Sega’s official YouTube channel just yesterday, I can’t help but feel a sense of deep-seeded fanboy pride. Is there a hidden message contained within the slightly cryptic text? The video scrolls through a quick recap of Sega’s important contributions to the video game industry, it ends with animated bits of text, saying “Let’s change the game…Let’s gather our strengths…Forever move” before fading into the classic Sega logo. What do you think the message is here? You may believe that this is a video intended for new employees – something that’s followed by a long-winded HR speech. I’m just going to keep assuming it’s a subtle hint for the console to save us all. The video is embedded below.

Fallout 4 Official Reveal Trailer Released!

Holy crap. The egg is on my face now. Not only did Bethesda unveil Fallout 4 a full two weeks before their E3 press conference, they also showed way more than a simple cinematic teaser trailer. My icy heart has been thoroughly melted. Leave it to Bethesda to stay golden through the years, no matter how many bullshit trends in the video game industry manifest. Fallout 4 will be set in Boston, and Dog Meat might play a bigger role in this game than it did in Fallout 3 considering he’s so prominent throughout the gripping 3 minute trailer. I’ve embedded the trailer below. Enjoy!

 

Kojima’s Departure From Konami Marks the End of an Era

Hideo Kojima Leaving Konami

 

When the rumors first circled of Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami, I was quick to feel skeptical.  The legendary game designer behind the Metal Gear series is known just as well for his PR shenanigans as he is for his games. However, on March 20th, 2015, Konami made it official via a statement on their official website. My first thought was “What will happen to Silent Hills?” But after the initial reaction, it occurred to me that Kojima’s departure is much bigger than one project. This marks the end of an era, an event that is demands a bit of contemplation.

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Nintendo Developing New Console Code Named “NX”

Nintendo NX DeNA

Just two days ago, Nintendo unveiled to shareholders at a press conference their plans for the future. While the event focused on the Big N’s partnership with mobile game developer DeNA and their proposed entry into the mobile market, CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata briefly discussed a new membership service co-developed by DeNA to replace Club Nintendo. This service will tie all of the company’s dedicated game consoles and smart devices together, including the 3DS, Wii U, and a brand-new dedicated game system referred to as “NX.”

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