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11:30 AM on 08.18.2014

This Shenmue fan HD project looks amazing

The main Shenmue theme still gets me all teary-eyed. After watching these videos of a fan-made HD remake, it happened again! Korean Shenmue fan Nokon Kid has crafted some of the original game in HD, and he's done a...

Chris Carter


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




5:38 PM on 03.19.2014

Shenmue: from peach tree prototype to Virtua Fighter RPG to final release

At Yu Suzuki's GDC postmortem of Shenmue, he fully detailed the classic Dreamcast game's development, from an early prototype to a Virtua Fighter RPG to its final beloved form. Many details, images, and concepts were shown for the first time ever, which was a total thrill for me as a huge fan of the game and Suzuki's other works. 

Dale North

4:41 PM on 03.19.2014

'When will Shenmue 3 be released?'

Yu Suzuki took the very first question after his GDC Shenmue postmortem just now, probably knowing exactly what would be asked. You can guess the question.  Suzuki replied, "Of course I want to make one if I have the rig...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 12.31.2013

Sega teases Ryo Hazuki's return to racing

With the end of the year approaching, Sega let loose a nice surprise for fans on their Twitter page. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is chock full of references and fan service, and now we can expect the return of S...

Alessandro Fillari

10:15 AM on 11.26.2013

Yu Suzuki to deliver a Shenmue postmortem at GDC 2014

Game creator and videogame legend Yu Suzuki will deliver a postmortem on Shenmue at GDC 2014. GDC says that he'll be talking for the very first time about this classic game, starting from its origins as a Virtua Fighter-base...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 03.04.2013

Rumor: Yu Suzuki may head to Kickstarter for Shenmue III

French reporter Sebastien-Abdelhamid recently interviewed Yu Suzuki, creator of the Shenmue series at the Monaco Anime Game Show, and has a bit of a bomb to drop on us. Apparently, Suzuki may entertain the idea of crowdfundin...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 09.11.2012

Way of the Shenmue: Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris QTE

Hey. It's late on a Tuesday night. We're about to enter the mid-week hump. It's time for some f*ckin' kung fu action up in here, am I right? Here is a very simple yet effective video from José Cardona. He though to hi...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 08.25.2012

Proof that Sleeping Dogs is actually the new Shenmue

Thanks to YouTuber DSimphony, we've uncovered the secret that Sega and Square Enix tried to slip past us. But gamers are an intelligent and resourceful bunch! Nothing escapes our gaze! So here you go: undeniable proof that Sleeping Dogs is actually the long-awaited Shenmue 3. Sleeping Dogs - Shenmue Parody (Parodia de Shenmue) [YouTube] (via NeoGAF)

Tony Ponce



Hong Kong: The city that defined console generations photo
Hong Kong: The city that defined console generations
by Allistair Pinsof

With support from our partner, Intel, we're exploring how technology is evolving and improving the gaming experience. The company's goal is to develop tools that, in the right hands, allow us to play new and exciting games.

Hong Kong is a playground for the eyes where every street and alley gives way to more visual information than our mind knows how to process. Considering Hong Kong and similar Asian metropolises overheat our internal hardware, it should be no surprise that virtual recreations of these cities serve as a the perfect processing benchmark for console generations. The numerous neon signs, towering buildings, intricate street structure, complex lighting, and dense population of Hong Kong and Chinatowns across the world pose a challenge to the processing power of each console generation.

With Sleeping Dogs bringing a more faithful representation of these cityscapes than ever achieved before, now seems like a good time to look back at the history of Asian metropolises in games. From Deus Ex to Yakuza, these games have given us some of the most memorable virtual playgrounds in the medium. But, let’s take off the rose-tinted glasses and compare these game locales to more recent ones and the actual cities themselves.

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11:45 AM on 06.12.2012

Shenmue Tomato Convenience Store theme gets an overhaul

Do you remember the Tomato Convenience Store jingle from the Shenmue games on Sega Dreamcast? Of course you do, as it's impossible to forget the song. If you're anything like me, you spent most of the game just standing in o...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 03.16.2012

Rumor: Shenmue HD has been done for awhile now

An anonymous tipster close to operations at Sega tells Gamerzine that both Dreamcast titles Shenmue and Shenmue II have been updated to HD, and have been finished for "well over a year," taunting us with by saying that "Shenm...

Dale North





9:30 PM on 03.14.2012

Sega says fans crave Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia ports

Jet Set Radio is yet another Dreamcast game that's destined to appear on digital distribution platforms, and at this point, I have to wonder how much further Sega is willing to go. In a recent interview with Gamereactor, the ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 01.04.2012

Yu Suzuki says he can get the Shenmue license from SEGA

Yu Suzuki, creator of the beloved Shenmue series, believes that his studio could finagle the rights away from SEGA. If possible, he could finally make the Shenmue III that fans have ached for over the years. "Shenmue's licens...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 01.03.2012

Shenmue City shut down

Aww. I swear, Shenmue is cursed.  Japanese social game Shenmue City only lasted about a year. Series creator Yu Suzuki directed the free-to-play mobile title, and it was slated to come to web browsers, but the ...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 03.07.2011

This is how the Shenmue series ends

The producer and director of Shenmue, Yu Suzuki, finally reveals how the Shenmue series would have ended. Shame we'll never see Shenmue end especially after seeing how it was all supposed to play out.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 03.02.2011

Yu Suzuki teases Shenmue 3 at GDC, though not guaranteed

During Yu Suzuki's GDC panel he dropped this bomb about Shenmue 3: "I think Sega will let me make it." Don't get too excited, as this probably means mothing. According to Joystiq, Suzuki put the smack down on that dream by sa...

Dale North