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What was the first video game you ever played?

What was the first video game you ever played?

Around the world, there are millions of us who count gaming as our favorite pastime. Many of us have played hundreds or thousands of games over the years, but few are quite as important as the game that started it all; the game that introduced us to this wonderful, expensive hobby. I want to know: What was that introductory title for you? What was the first video game you ever played?

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Shenmue 1 and 2 remasters slated for August release

Shenmue 1 and 2 remasters slated for August release

We won't be seeing Shenmue 3 launch until sometime in 2019, but the good news is that series fans will have something to tide them over in the meantime. Back in April, Sega announced that it's remastering the first two Shenmue games for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Today, we know when those remasters will launch, and release is only several weeks away.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Toaster will burn you the perfect breakfast

Sonic the Hedgehog Toaster will burn you the perfect breakfast

Breakfast is often the meal that gets thrown out the windows in the name of productivity. And if it’s taken at all, it’s often in a rush. That’s a trend anywhere in the world that even Japan has a trope for rushing off to school or work with a toast hanging off one’s mouth. When it comes to rushing off, however, no one’s better than Sonic the Hedgehog. That’s why SEGA of America came up with the perfect device to remind you to take breakfast even when you’re in a hurry. Introducing the Sonic Toaster.

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Sega brings VR support to Genesis classics on Steam

Sega brings VR support to Genesis classics on Steam

For years now, Sega has offered a catalog of classic Genesis and Mega Drive games through Steam. These games can be purchased separately or in a bundle featuring all 59 of them, but regardless of how you purchase them, they're all launched through a Steam compilation called "Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Classics." Sega has pushed a new update to Classics, and chief among the new features is support for virtual reality headsets.

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Team Sonic Racing is Sega’s next Mario Kart competitor

Team Sonic Racing is Sega’s next Mario Kart competitor

It might be hard to believe considering just how bad some modern Sonic games are, but Sega has actually managed to make some very solid racing games featuring everyone's favorite blue hedgehog. It's been a while since the last Sega All-Stars racing game (which was 2012's Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed), but today, Sega finally announced a follow up. Dubbed Team Sonic Racing, this new title will once again attempt to challenge Mario Kart's arcade racing dominance.

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Shenmue 3 has been delayed because of course it has

Shenmue 3 has been delayed because of course it has

Over the years, Shenmue fans have proven they're nothing if not patient. It's been a long, long time since Shenmue 2 was released for the Sega Dreamcast, of all things, which means the wait for Shenmue 3 is quickly closing in on a whopping 17 years. Unfortunately, the wait got a little longer today, as Deep Silver has delayed Shenmue 3.

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Sonic Mania Plus release date revealed with a snazzy new trailer

Sonic Mania Plus release date revealed with a snazzy new trailer

Last year, Sonic Mania surprised us all as a wonderful love letter to the Genesis-era Sonic the Hedgehog games. Sega is looking to recapture a little bit of that magic later this year with the release of Sonic Mania Plus. Not only will Sonic Mania Plus be released at retail - something we didn't get with the original, which was a digital-only title - but it will also toss some new content into the mix for good measure. Today, Sega finally revealed when we can expect Sonic Mania Plus to arrive, and the good news is that it'll be here relatively soon.

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Nintendo Switch Sega Ages collection: 15+ games, 5 named so far

Nintendo Switch Sega Ages collection: 15+ games, 5 named so far

With no Virtual Console for the Nintendo Switch in sight, publishers seem to be deciding that they aren't going to wait on Nintendo to launch one (if it ever does at all). On the heels of NIS America announcing that it will release a compilation of classic SNK games on the Switch, Sega is following suit. The company has announced that it will bring its classic titles to the Switch as part of a series called "Sega Ages."

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Valkyria Chronicles for Nintendo Switch coming later this year

Valkyria Chronicles for Nintendo Switch coming later this year

Late last year, Sega promised Valkyria Chronicles 4 to arrive on modern consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, in summer 2018. It seems that the launch date has now slipped by a few months, much to the dismay of the franchise's fans. Perhaps to appease this crowd, Sega is throwing them something to make their wait worthwhile. It has just announced that the first Valkyria Chronicles will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The catch? You'll also have to wait for the Fall season.

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Shenmue 1 & 2 remastered announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Shenmue 1 & 2 remastered announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Sega has made an announcement that will make fans of beloved Dreamcast games Shenmue I and Shenmue II very happy: the two adventure RPG titles are getting a remastered release later this year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Both games will be bundled together in what Sega promises is the "definitive version of these all-time classics," with both physical and digital versions available.

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Sega unveils Mega Drive Mini console in Japan

Sega unveils Mega Drive Mini console in Japan

Almost everyone knows how popular Nintendo's NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition have been over the last two years, with the miniature, pre-loaded consoles selling out almost as soon as they hit shelves. It seems Sega has finally wised up and decided to get in on the trend, as the Japanese game company has unveiled the "Mega Drive Mini," a tiny version of its iconic 16-bit console — known as the Genesis in the US.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 confirmed for US launch this August

Yakuza Kiwami 2 confirmed for US launch this August

US fans of the Yakuza game series can finally look forward to the release of the sixth installment next month, and thanks to Sega's ongoing trend of giving earlier titles the HD remaster treatment, they won't have to wait long for another entry. The developer has announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of 2006's Yakuza 2, will be getting a US release on PS4 this summer.

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