Posted tagged ‘RaceTV’

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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Racing news: Sega testing Hummer Extreme; another RaceTV update; NFS Carbon converted cab

May 31, 2008

Thanks to a tip we have found out that Sega is currently testing another new racing game, this time in the US that is based on Hummer’s. From what we know the game is called Hummer Extreme and at this point in time, we know nothing else about the game other than it was on test at Gameworks in Chicago this last week (I am trying to find out if the game is still there) and that the game was fun.

So at the moment this means that this year alone we will see or have seen a total of at least nine new racing games and who knows what else we’ll see as the year progresses. I am happy to see so many new games coming to arcades, this alone proves that the industry is doing well but as you know I would like to see some more original content that breaks away from the norm. I know that it’s hard to complain if the current games are fun and bring their own interesting innovations to the table but I still feel the need to push for some different kinds of games. I was expecting to see some more motion-controlled games by now as the rumor was that thanks to the Wii we would be seeing more of those kind of games but so far I have only seen a couple this year.

Anyways Sega Japan has also announced yet another update for RaceTV (which I have found out that it was part of the game already and is a simple time release, thanks RJAY), which will include new tracks, characters and a new car. This makes the 2nd update that I know of for the game, the first adding a password feature. We’ll have to see if the new low price and this update will help improve RaceTV sales as well as earnings.

We also have a look at a Need For Speed Carbon converted cabinet. It looks like GVR wasn’t going to stand by and watch Raw Thrills pass by with the Tokyo Drift kits as this looks to also allow an operator to do a complete makeover on any NFS cab they happen to have on hand. This image via BHMVending (click on the thumbnail to enlarge).

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Sega’s RaceTV gets a price drop

May 22, 2008

Some good news on the Sega front, especially for arcade operators – I was informed by my distributor today that Sega has decided to drop the price on RaceTV by $2000 to better position it in the marketplace. Where they had RaceTV for about $8200 before, it is now $6200 (prices might vary slightly from distributor to distributor). Now we have been saying for a while now that games need to be lower priced to drive them in the marketplace and now this will certainly help RaceTV in sales with operators that may have been considering one of the many other racers out there that were a little lower in price.

Let’s hope that this will sell better now and that Sega will do the same thing with their other games.

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Sega's RaceTV gets a price drop

May 22, 2008

Some good news on the Sega front, especially for arcade operators – I was informed by my distributor today that Sega has decided to drop the price on RaceTV by $2000 to better position it in the marketplace. Where they had RaceTV for about $8200 before, it is now $6200 (prices might vary slightly from distributor to distributor). Now we have been saying for a while now that games need to be lower priced to drive them in the marketplace and now this will certainly help RaceTV in sales with operators that may have been considering one of the many other racers out there that were a little lower in price.

Let’s hope that this will sell better now and that Sega will do the same thing with their other games.

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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.

[Via The Stinger Report via Sega Amusements Japan] [Discuss on the Forum]

Sega prepping for a huge presence at ATEI

January 3, 2008

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ATEI is fast approaching and with we’re beginning to see announcements of what to expect at the show. If Sega’s press release is any indication, this show is going to be huge and fortunately we’re going to have coverage straight from the show so stay tuned to the site around ATEI time.

In the press release Sega is estatic to announce that the final versions of UFO Catcher, Shoot This, Win This, RaceTV and Primeval Hunt, Mini Rider 2 and Sea Wolf will be at the show, along with previously released titles Ghost Squad Evo, Pin Air, Let Me Danceprimeval-hunt-deluxe.jpg and Outrun 2 Attraction. Primeval Hunt has also been confirmed for a general release in February 2008. For the full press release, hit the post break below for all the juicy details which also alludes to a “ground breaking revelation” coming from them sometime early this year (@ ATEI perhaps?) (thanks to Kevin Williams of the Stinger Report and Justin Burke of Sega) [Discuss on the Forum]

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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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