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Sega’s Toylet gaming urinal goes on sale to the public

Sega’s Toylet gaming urinal goes on sale to the public

Sega made quick a splash early last year when it introduced its unique video game product called the "Toylet" in Japan. As per its name, it's part toy, part toilet. The contraption uses the male's gift for bodily fluid projection to act as a game control mechanic. A special sensor placed inside the urinal is able to measure volume and pressure of the stream. If you haven't seen this over the last 16 months, believe us; it's real.

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Nintendo’s newest hire is the co-creator of Sonic

Nintendo’s newest hire is the co-creator of Sonic

Welcome to a new chapter in the ever continuing battle of Sonic versus Mario. This time, it looks like a rather unexpected person is joining team Mario - the man who helped create Sonic the Hedgehog. Hirokazu Yasuhara, who worked at Sega for more than a decade, will join a team that is assumedly comprised of people he fiercely competed with back in the 1990s, and could likely be working on a Mario game in the near future.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

This week we're getting to a point where the new iPad has seen its initial run of insane popularity and we're easing back into news about all other things electronics. That said, it appears that there's quite a bit of shakeup in the rest of the industry over the past few weeks, a lot of items coming to a head in the past 24 hours. Over at Foxconn in China, the FLA is investigating and subsequently making workers mad at their findings - less overtime for you! T-Mobile is being punched in the stomach over some un-asked-for ads in the status bar and SEGA is seeing one gigantic loss in their most recent earnings call. Meanwhile BlackBerry isn't doing so well either.

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SEGA sees massive ¥7.1 billion loss

SEGA sees massive ¥7.1 billion loss

SEGA hasn’t been struggling in the gaming market lately, and now SEGA Sammy has announced its latest financials. Most notably, last year’s operating losses are so huge that planned games will need to be cancelled, as well as a restructuring of the company. Total losses are said to reach as high as ¥7.1 billion (~$86.5 million).

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Could SEGA rescue Sony and Nintendo?

Could SEGA rescue Sony and Nintendo?

Sony and Nintendo have each turned to gaming stalwart SEGA to help them pad out their gaming options, resurrecting classic titles from the company's back catalog for the PS3 and 3DS. The PlayStation Plus gaming membership program now offers six Genesis titles - including Sonic 1 and Streets of Rage 2 - for free download, while Nintendo's Virtual Console for the 3DS will get its own selection of titles from SEGA's Game Gear line-up.

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Fish-with-a-face game Seaman tipped for 3DS

Fish-with-a-face game Seaman tipped for 3DS

Bizarre 1999 Dreamcast classic Seaman is set to spook a new generation of gamers on the Nintendo 3DS, according to Japanese reports, though it's unclear if Leonard Nimoy will return to the franchise. The game's return is part of Nintendo's plan to bring other classics to the 3D-capable handheld in an attempt to broaden its appeal, the Nikkei reports, with Seaman being just one of the titles apparently in consideration.

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House of the Dead 3 & 4 Releasing for the PS3

House of the Dead 3 & 4 Releasing for the PS3

Sega's classic arcade shooter House of the Dead will be making another appearance in the land of console gaming this year. House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut, once Wii exclusive, was released for the PlayStatoin 3 last year. Soon that won't be the only House of the Dead title available to PS3 users. Today Sega announced that House of the Dead 3 and House of the Dead 4 will be available as downloadable titles via the PlayStation Network.

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NVIDIA high-fives Sega for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 mobile release

NVIDIA high-fives Sega for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 mobile release

Sega is coming on strong on the Sonic tip here at the end of 2011, first with Sonic CD for the mobile platform, now with Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 for Android devices sporting either an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core or Tegra 3 quad-core processor onboard! What you'll be playing here is a new vision of Sonic in the classic setup: complete with the rebirth of an old enemy and the return of no less than everyone's favorite sidekick: Tails! And just wait until you hit the go button on the video to hear that classic "SEGA" sound effect - flawless victory!

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Sonic CD available for iOS tomorrow, Android and WP7 must wait [UPDATE: Android version live now!]

Sonic CD available for iOS tomorrow, Android and WP7 must wait [UPDATE: Android version live now!]

The blue hedgehog we grew to love in 1993 is back again and pocket-sized! Both players who have loved the blue hedgehog from the early 90's and those from the younger generations can expect some new features and familiar faces. Starting tomorrow iOS users will be able to play Sonic CD, according to an announcement made by Sega. Other mobile device users will have to wait until into the new year.

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