Archive for the ‘Primeval Hunt’ category

Videos from ASI 2008

March 29, 2008

In addition to a few pictures I also managed to get some video footage from the ASI 2008 show floor. As mentioned in previous posts I have had some problems with my digital camera corrupting many files so unfortunately some videos aren’t loading into my computer and I can’t get them to work but I am looking into a workaround at salvaging a few.

Indiana Jones Pinball @ Stern’s booth - this is a lot of fun and it was quite popular.

GlobalVR’s Booth. 10 NASCAR games linked = good fun

Sega’s Booth. I forgot to mention in the video that with Primeval Hunt it is very easy to see the influence that the Wii has had on this game – the guns use some sort of motion sensing control (which I believe works most when the touch screen is deactivated) and it also has a small speaker in the butt of the gun. It’s cool but whatever they did made the gun weigh more than it should and by the time you’re finished with the game your arms are tired.

Click on the post break below for videos of Sea Wolf and UFO Stomper (I had them on the main page but too many videos seem to be causing loading problems for the site).

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Sega Amusements USA adds new games to site, manuals

March 12, 2008

Since it’s rare for arcade developers to update their websites, it’s generally something important or interesting that is added to these sites when they finally do get around to an update.While there is nothing here that is terribly new, Sega Amusements USA has finallysegasite.jpg updated their website with information summarizing Primeval Hunt and Sega RaceTV, as well as a new SpongBob Square Pants redemption game. In addition to the standard information that one would expect to read about the games, they also have added PDFs of the operator manuals which offer a plethora of information about the games from how to put the machine together, to how they play, how to “pay attention to customers”, etc. I actually like to look over arcade manuals sometimes as I am able to find out information right away that otherwise I might not find out with only a couple of plays of the game. For example, I was looking over the Primeval Hunt manual and they have an overview of how one can use the touch screen’s features to do things in the game. It would probably take a few plays to notice/discover all of the features but by reading the manual you can go and play the game knowing what to expect and not need to use up credits just trying to discover features(which is fine if you work for the arcade and can pump credits into the machine for free but not so much if you’re just a customer).

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Sega’s RaceTV and Primeval Hunt now available in the US

February 28, 2008

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Distributor BMI Gaming updated their site today and with it bring us news that Sega’s RaceTV and Primeval Hunt are now available for purchase in the United States. We also finally find out what the prices will hover around (prices do vary from one distributor to another although they generally do not vary greatly) except for the 29″ version of Primeval Hunt. For the Delxue Cabinet of Primeval Hunt operators can expect to pay $15975 (which is still cheaper than Namco’s Time Crisis 4 Deluxe and only a few dollars more than House of The Dead 4 Deluxe); RaceTV is listed at $7975 (which puts it a few hundred dollars more than Raw Thrills’ F&F Drift or SuperBikes but still way below a single unit for Maximum Tune 3 or Sega’s own ID4 Deluxe). Oddly enough Sega Amusement’s USA page has not been updated with any information on either game and after a quick check, no other distributor has these games on their pages yet. I think I will be stopping by my local distributor this week to see if they already have either game in or if they will soon have them in – I’d like to see how prices compare and it would be great to give each of these games a spin.

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Sega's RaceTV and Primeval Hunt now available in the US

February 28, 2008

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Distributor BMI Gaming updated their site today and with it bring us news that Sega’s RaceTV and Primeval Hunt are now available for purchase in the United States. We also finally find out what the prices will hover around (prices do vary from one distributor to another although they generally do not vary greatly) except for the 29″ version of Primeval Hunt. For the Delxue Cabinet of Primeval Hunt operators can expect to pay $15975 (which is still cheaper than Namco’s Time Crisis 4 Deluxe and only a few dollars more than House of The Dead 4 Deluxe); RaceTV is listed at $7975 (which puts it a few hundred dollars more than Raw Thrills’ F&F Drift or SuperBikes but still way below a single unit for Maximum Tune 3 or Sega’s own ID4 Deluxe). Oddly enough Sega Amusement’s USA page has not been updated with any information on either game and after a quick check, no other distributor has these games on their pages yet. I think I will be stopping by my local distributor this week to see if they already have either game in or if they will soon have them in – I’d like to see how prices compare and it would be great to give each of these games a spin.

[BMI Gaming - RaceTV / page with Primeval Hunt ] [Discuss on the Forum]

Sega Europe launches Primeval Hunt Mini-Site

February 26, 2008

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For anyone familiar with the Sega Amusements Europe site, you know that the site features a number of ‘mimi-sites’ that cover their current line-up of games with some good detail and at times pictures and videos of said games. In all honesty I wish someone at Sega Europe would get together with Sega Amusements USA and get them to improve their website to a similar fashion similar as the Sega Amusements USA site is lacking a bit when it comes to game information as well as regular updates.

As far as the mini-site, it’s pretty good at describing the game and includes great screenshots of the game as well as 29″ and 62″ cabinets respectively. There are no videos of the game in action although we have posted some in the past. As far as a US release, still no word on when that is coming exactly although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it at ASI next month.
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Sega ATEi 2008 Impressions

January 24, 2008

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(More pictures are after the break)

Let’s start with the big guns, first up is Sega.

The first thing that struck me was the variety of games on offer especially after the recent news that Sega had signed a distribution deal with Trio-Tech. This added some additional games to the blue hedgehog’s stand. Jett Rider and Mad Wave, both simulators, were present as well as UFO Stomper, which we are all familiar with now after it was shown at IAAPA recently. The best game on the Stomper had to be thier take on the Guitar Hero gameplay system, but instead of a guitar, you were using your feet to hit the notes. Other 3rd party games on offer were Coastal Amusements Sea Wolf which was good fun and surprisingly holds up well on it’s own as a video game.

Back to the real video games now and my favourite on the Sega stand had to be Race TV. I’m not so convinced by the single player game, but as always, when it comes to multiplayer Sega knows what it’s doing. In some ways it’s cheap, but the boost system works well in helping you catch up with your rivals. Also, if timed correctly, the boost allows you to smash in to the back of opponents and take them out. The tracks are also incredibly wacky and theres a good selection of licensed cars which is unique for a game like this.

Primeval Hunt impressed me too because it would be so easy for Sega to churn out another run of the mill shooter and for it to do well. But that’s not what they’ve done. The main innovation in this game is the fact that it is set in a free roaming environment and you control your path using a touch screen placed near the gun holsters. It is possible for you to plan out your entire path at the start of the round, this allows you to take out the dinos in a quicker time. Each dino has a vital hit point too, which is pointed out to you at the beginning of the round. Hitting these point brings down the creatures in one shot which is particularly handy when they are charging straight at you! Also they are three choices of weapon, that I saw, and these were; crossbow, shotgun, and rifle which all have the own strengths and weaknesses.

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Sega ATEi 2008 Videos: Race TV, Primeval Hunt, UFO Stomper & More

January 23, 2008

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Primeval Hunt

UFO Stomper

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Alternate Flyer for Primeval Hunt

December 28, 2007

Sega Amusements Europe’s media page appears to have been updated a few weeks ago but I guess I didn’t pay attention to the addition of Primeval Hunt on the list. I checked the brochure there and it looks to be different from the flyer posted below. It shows a standard 29″ CRT cabinet and 62″ Super Deluxe DLP cabinet side by side (both of which feature better artwork than what is seen on what I assume is the American version in the flyers on the last post) and also goes about describing the game a little differently. Here is the European version of the flyer for those interested.

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Sega's New Primeval Hunt, RaceTV and Virtua Fighter 5 Flyers

December 28, 2007

This is certainly new, I found a few flyers for Sega’s upcoming arcade titles including Primeval Hunt, RaceTV and the arcade version of Virtua Fighter 5 on a distributor website. In regards to Primeval Hunt, the flyer details some of the game features and gives us a nice look at the cabinet although what is pictured must be a prototype as the cabinets we’ve seen up to this point have been adorned with a bit more artwork. One of the features that makes this game unique for arcades is the use of a touch screen which will be used to allow players a free roaming ability – something you normal don’t get in light-gun games. I suppose they didn’t want to try out Wii-like light-gun controls in the arcade (as those can be hit or miss). We have reported about Primeval Hunt a few times in the past couple of months, thanks to a first look given to us by The Stinger Report. You can expect to see more of Primeval Hunt and RaceTV with our ATEI coverage coming later in January.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the full-size flyers

Primeval Hunt

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RaceTV

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Hit the post break for Virtua Fighter 5′s flyer

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Sega’s New Primeval Hunt, RaceTV and Virtua Fighter 5 Flyers

December 28, 2007

This is certainly new, I found a few flyers for Sega’s upcoming arcade titles including Primeval Hunt, RaceTV and the arcade version of Virtua Fighter 5 on a distributor website. In regards to Primeval Hunt, the flyer details some of the game features and gives us a nice look at the cabinet although what is pictured must be a prototype as the cabinets we’ve seen up to this point have been adorned with a bit more artwork. One of the features that makes this game unique for arcades is the use of a touch screen which will be used to allow players a free roaming ability – something you normal don’t get in light-gun games. I suppose they didn’t want to try out Wii-like light-gun controls in the arcade (as those can be hit or miss). We have reported about Primeval Hunt a few times in the past couple of months, thanks to a first look given to us by The Stinger Report. You can expect to see more of Primeval Hunt and RaceTV with our ATEI coverage coming later in January.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the full-size flyers

Primeval Hunt

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RaceTV

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Hit the post break for Virtua Fighter 5′s flyer

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