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GamesTM reviews Sega RaceTV

June 4, 2008

Click to enlargeWhile we often express dismay at the state of arcade coverage in the mainstream gaming press, we’ll always encourage any examples of constructive reporting. UK multiformat magazine Games™ is one of the publications we’ve featured for this a few times, and it’s time to dish out a little more praise as the current issue (#70) features a review of Sega RaceTV. The game received 8/10 and was lauded for rewarding skilled players and having a strong sense of personality. If you want to pick the magazine up, you’ll need to be quick as the next issue is scheduled to arrive in newsagents on June 12th. You can read the full review by clicking the thumbnail image.

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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 RaceTV mini-site opens

March 19, 2008

While rumour suggests that Sega RaceTV isn’t exactly revving the engines of arcade gamers, Sega Amusements Europe has recently launched a mini-site for the game, as is customary for big new releases from the company. Living up to the usual standard, it features a neat overview of the game, some screenshots (sadly environment shots, rather than in-game action) and a video which shows a fair amount of gameplay. It does look interesting, so hopefully I shall get a chance to play it on my next excursion to the big London arcades.

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Sega's RaceTV – your opinions

March 19, 2008

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Rumor has it that Sega’s newest racer is not doing to well in arcades. We already have reported that it is expected that the game will receive an update sometime within the next few weeks but until then the game doesn’t seem to be making many waves. Personally I have not seen the game yet so I cannot give it a review at this time but I am curious to know if any of you have had a chance to play it yet and if so how the game plays. Does it deserve a bad rap or does it just need a little more time to change people’s impressions about the game?

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Sega’s RaceTV – your opinions

March 19, 2008

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Rumor has it that Sega’s newest racer is not doing to well in arcades. We already have reported that it is expected that the game will receive an update sometime within the next few weeks but until then the game doesn’t seem to be making many waves. Personally I have not seen the game yet so I cannot give it a review at this time but I am curious to know if any of you have had a chance to play it yet and if so how the game plays. Does it deserve a bad rap or does it just need a little more time to change people’s impressions about the game?

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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 Race TV already getting an update

March 7, 2008

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Rumor has it that Sega’s brand new racer, RaceTV has failed to impress operators in the way that Sega had hoped. And in an apparent confirmation of that rumor, Sega is preparing to roll out an update for the game to increase interest in the game and improve it’s features. We expect to see the update by the end of the month – then we’ll have to wait and see how that will affect sales.

Personally, I think that Sega may have to consider lowering the price on the game already – seeing how operators can get NASCAR for about $6000 and Tokyo Drift for a few hundred dollars less than RaceTV, it might be that they are going for the more affordable games. Of course more aggressive marketing would help too – perhaps developers will begin to see how market hype helps with arcades just as much as it does console releases if they would pay attention to what Capcom is doing with SFIV.

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