Year: 2002

Jet Set Radio Future Released

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Yes, it has arrived. Today saw Jet Set Radio Future released. Well, at least in most parts of the U.S. Can a new Jet Set Radio with passive cops, no time limit, and no manual tag combinations required be just as fun? There’s only way to find out: ASK THE KID DOWN THE STREET!

So we went to Joey’s house (his parents bought him the Xbox at launch and JSRF today) and asked him what he thought of it. Here’s what he said: “fuck, that damn game is easy, yo!” Quite articulate for a six-year-old male, eh? Go check it out, SegaFans. Why? Because this one doesn’t include Rob Zombie. What an improvement!

Btw, JSRF sold 9,800 units from Feburary 22nd through the 24th in Japan. Not the worst of the Japanese Xbox launch games, but definitely not the best. Dead or Alive 3 moved 73,604 units. :\

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Shining Soul News, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Is #1 in Sales

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Sega’s new GBA RPG Shining Soul will be released March 28th in Japan, and will allow 4 players to link up. Looks sweet, and here’s hoping for a US release soon. Check out the Magic Boxfor more info…

Nintensity (Archive.org copy since it’s down – James) has a nice little write up about Sonic Adventure 2: Battle being the #1 GameCube game last week.

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Xengamers has an interesting little story about Sega of Japan warning consumers about buying certain refurbished DC’s that may have been converted to use other countries’ standard voltages. Umm, ok…

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Top 10 Saturn Games

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You’re invited to take part in SegaFans’ Top 10 Saturn Games list that will be discussed in the forums over the next few days.

The entire thread will be linked from the main site so that visitors will be able to read a variety of opinions on the Saturn’s best games. So get on over and let your voice be heard, dammit!

(Unfortunately, no Archive.org copy exists of the forum at that time. Bummer! However, you can check out the 2007 Sega Saturn Battle if you want something similar and more wild! -James)

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Cap – Er, Gundamn Generations

Japanese Dreamcast owners will be getting “Gundam Generation Vs. G on” and “Gundam Generation Vs. G on DX”, a two-disc package from the gods at Capcom that will retail for about 6200 Yen (or $45 USD) and will be available on April 11th, 2002. Capcom is converting the Japanese arcade version to the Dreamcast. It’s uncertain whether these games will offer networking play to Japanese dreamcast owners, but Capcom is promising a “Team Battle Action”. Click here to view some screenshots.

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