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The Game Awards 2023 are over and I'm going over some of the interesting bits that were announced, like SEGA deciding to just go nuts.

SEGA decided to come along in style and blow away all expectations announcing not one, not two — but five new games in development and all are modern takes on some true classics including Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi.

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“In recent years, Sonic the Hedgehog has forged new paths for SEGA, bringing the franchise to life and reaching new audiences in ways we had only dreamed of in the past. Building off that success, we are digging into our legacy and reimagining several franchises to bring these games to more audiences around the globe,” says Co-COO of SEGA Corporation and CEO of SEGA of America, Shuji Utsumi. “Today's announcement is just the start of our initiative. First and foremost, our ambition will be to create great games with memorable characters and worlds. We hope fans of all ages will look towards our future with anticipation as we release these projects in the coming years.”

Naturally, thanks to Valve's Steam Play Proton, it's likely all of them will be playable on Linux / Steam Deck on or shortly after release in some form.

Are you as excited as I am?

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Jpxe Dec 9, 2023
I hope we’ll eventually also see some modern ports or remakes of Sega’s classic arcade racers like Daytona USA 1-3, Sega Rally 1-3 and the Outrun series. There’s really no good way to play them legally at home on modern systems right now.
elmapul Dec 9, 2023
the fact that they arent beting on realistic graphics is the cherry on top of the cake! delicious!
Pengling Dec 9, 2023
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Quoting: ssj17vegetaOn a lighter note, that goofy "Sega!" scream at the very end of the video always cracks me up. The only time I've heard it used was in Sonic 3D Blast's intro, on Megadrive/Genesis.
They once made a Sonic plush toy which did that weird "Sega!" scream when you pressed his belly (it was manufactured by Treasures, Inc. in 1997* and was only available in the US, though they did crop up in import stores elsewhere). I have no idea why anybody thought that was a good idea.

*Collecting gaming merch is my other related hobby (though I don't have one of these - I just know of it). I don't think that this company did much gaming stuff other than that, though - what a weird thing to have on their record!

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CyborgZeta Dec 9, 2023
I miss old-school Sega so much. This is cool.
slavezeo Dec 10, 2023
This gave me new SEGA console vibes so much. Sadly it'll never be.

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const Dec 10, 2023
Always the same discussion. As Purple Library Guy already said, the times of AAA porting were already over when Proton was released. It was really depressing.
Also, 90% of outsourced ports suck. For a lot of them, you get a much better experience just running the Windows version through Proton these days. Also, devs/publishers can support us through Proton just fine, there is no inherit advantage in using ferals/aspyrs proprietary winelib pendant to proton except having a linux elf.

Last edited by const on 10 December 2023 at 6:48 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy Dec 10, 2023
Quoting: constexcept having a linux elf.
Oooh, I want a Linux elf! It must be kind of like a Christmas elf only it's part penguin and it gives all year round!
14 Dec 10, 2023
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These are all arcade style games from when I was a teen.

I'm fine with that. :D
neolith Dec 11, 2023
I'm slightly miffed that Golden Axe is now 3D...
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