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Xbudz
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(05-24-2017, 04:32 AM)
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There's a few bits of information starting to come out regarding a potential subscription service coming from Sega, named "Sega Forever"..

Here's a decent write-up of what is known so far: http://www.seganerds.com/2017/05/23/...ce-for-mobile/

I'm imagining an EA Access style service, seemingly on mobile- but I'm really hoping it makes the jump to PC and consoles as well.

Sega have created several social media pages for Sega Forever already... and they're all dormant so far.

https://www.facebook.com/SEGAForever/
https://twitter.com/SEGAForever
https://www.reddit.com/r/segaforever

What do you guys think of a Sega subscription service?
I personally love the idea, especially if they can bring it to consoles.

I imagine we'll hear more closer to E3.


Mushroomer25
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(05-24-2017, 04:33 AM)
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SEGA does what Nintenwon't.
hlhbk
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(05-24-2017, 04:33 AM)
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Unless it has the Panzer Dragoon Saga couldn't care less.
Sapiens
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(05-24-2017, 04:34 AM)
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Daytona 2?
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(05-24-2017, 04:35 AM)
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it would be fantastic if it had all their games from genesis, arcade, saturn etc

but it won't so I'm not sure what it would be... If they somehow got superb emulation going on their old titles and arcade titles it would be something I wished for for a long time not only from sega but others as well.

Most old arcade games are already emulated so im not sure what the hold up is on a company such as sega/capcom taking it a step further and making emulation work well and for cheap it isnt like they are making money on their old arcade and console games while they could make it worth while and sell it.
It would likely only be the games they have already made work and while that's cool it's still missing way too much
DrFunk
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(05-24-2017, 04:38 AM)
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This is where the model 3 games will be
BlazinSkatinAxel
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(05-24-2017, 04:39 AM)
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Wait, this isn't Sega Channel, SegaNet.
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ScientificPizza
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(05-24-2017, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by hlhbk

Unless it has the Panzer Dragoon Saga couldn't care less.

looks like you couldn't care less then

I would be all over this if it was on PC or a console. I don't want to play those games on a phone

Originally Posted by BlazinSkatinAxel

Wait, this isn't SegaNet.

also why didn't they just call it SegaNet
tiebreaker
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(05-24-2017, 04:41 AM)
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Bring it to PC/Console and I might sub for a couple of months.

But I still wish they'd just sell a collection rather than this subscription thing.
Collingwood
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(05-24-2017, 04:42 AM)
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If this includes EVERYTHING, I'll sub
Cisce
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(05-24-2017, 04:43 AM)
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Panzer Dragoon was listed in the survey?

Oh shit.
BlazinSkatinAxel
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(05-24-2017, 04:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by ScientificPizza

looks like you couldn't care less then

I would be all over this if it was on PC or a console. I don't want to play those games on a phone


also why didn't they just call it SegaNet

Heat.net on PC or SegaNet on the console... I am experiencing dejavu.
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Demoskinos
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(05-24-2017, 04:46 AM)
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Possibly interested. I'll wait and see what this turns into.
Skel1ingt0n
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(05-24-2017, 04:46 AM)
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It'll more likely than not just be the games they've released already as collections (what you can find on Steam) - multi-game packs from recent consoles, some newer-ish games like Sonic Generations.

In that case, I already own all I'd want on Steam, anyway.

If it somehow managed to freeze over hell and be a collection of ALL their games from pre-this gen, then hell yeah I'd be on board.
Data West
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(05-24-2017, 04:46 AM)
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oh cool gametap
Nategc20
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(05-24-2017, 04:51 AM)
For switch also?
notaskwid
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(05-24-2017, 04:52 AM)
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Shenmue HD
Papacheeks
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(05-24-2017, 04:57 AM)
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As long as i SEE crazy taxi among other great Dreamcast titles I'm in.
Remk
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(05-24-2017, 04:59 AM)
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An all Sega subscription service?

My dream scenario would be having unreleased games on console like Daytona USA 2 or Planet Harriers; or newly released English translations like Segagaga or Sakura Wars 1-4 or the complete release of Shining Force 3.


But in reality I bet it will just be access to the same old Genesis roms and some Sonic stickers.
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(05-24-2017, 05:00 AM)
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I feel like Sega has already played their hand too much for this to be super exiting. The latter half of the 2000s saw the porting there classics to everywhere and everything, and while it was a fun time, I really have no desire to now pay $9.999 a month to play Ecco the Dolphin.

That said, if this service can give me obscure Saturm and Sega CD games, then I'm all for it.
Reverend Funk
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(05-24-2017, 05:01 AM)
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Its a netflix competitor but yhey only have sonic porn.
Danthrax
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(05-24-2017, 05:03 AM)
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Needs to be very reasonably priced to compete with, y'know, ROMs, not to mention the collections Sega already sells. Or it needs stuff no one else has, like Saturn and arcade titles. Would be exciting if they do it, though!
2blackcats
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(05-24-2017, 05:03 AM)
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I wish they'd just re-release that big collection from last gen. Think it has a few names.
Xbudz
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(05-24-2017, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Danthrax

..it needs stuff no one else has, like Saturn and arcade titles.

Originally Posted by Alphahawk

if this service can give me obscure Saturm and Sega CD games, then I'm all for it.

Originally Posted by Remk

An all Sega subscription service?

My dream scenario would be having unreleased games on console like Daytona USA 2 or Planet Harriers; or newly released English translations like Segagaga or Sakura Wars 1-4 or the complete release of Shining Force 3.

^This is exactly what the service needs to become.

Originally Posted by Cisce

Panzer Dragoon was listed in the survey?

Oh shit.

^That is a good sign, hopefully they find a way to include every Panzer Dragoon game.

A service like this would be a good way for Sega to gauge interest in its classic titles.
Eusis
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(05-24-2017, 05:10 AM)
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Get the Atlus backlog in however they can and fuck yeah. But that's probably a pipe dream!
i-Jest
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(05-24-2017, 05:18 AM)
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Okay, I hope this is the beginning of something wonderful. Sega NEEDS a few wins under its belt.
Alphahawk
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(05-24-2017, 05:23 AM)
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Also they should just call the thing "The Sega Channel" with the same logo they used for it back in the day.
miller.skippins
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(05-24-2017, 05:28 AM)

Originally Posted by hlhbk

Unless it has the Panzer Dragoon Saga couldn't care less.


i heard the source code and all the original assets are lost for PDS.
Danneee
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(05-24-2017, 05:35 AM)
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If it means I can play Sega Rally and Panzer Dragoon Saga on PS4 or Switch I'm all in.

If it's their Genesis games released again on mobile I'm not interested in the slightest.
Xbudz
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(05-24-2017, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alphahawk

Also they should just call the thing "The Sega Channel" with the same logo they used for it back in the day.

This is brilliant.

Teepo671
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(05-24-2017, 05:44 AM)
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I'd definitely like to give something like that a shot if it's made available on consoles. I wonder how virtua cop would work....
Parallax
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(05-24-2017, 05:47 AM)
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without saturn and arcade games, im gonna pass
Omnii-chan
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(05-24-2017, 05:47 AM)
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I'm betting it's just Master System, Mega Drive/ Genesis. Not really interested on playing mobile with touch controls either.

If its Saturn, arcade or Dreamcast and comes to consoles and PC, I'm so down for this.
SuperChoco
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(05-24-2017, 05:50 AM)
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If it's just Genesis games for mobile, why wouldn't I just buy the genesis collection on Steam and extract the roms to later play on an emulator on my phone? Especially for fan patches and translations. If it's newer games, like Saturn or Dreamcast, is it streamed, or did they manage to make a great emulator? There seems to be too many unknowns and I have my doubts this will be good.
Coma Ecliptic
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(05-24-2017, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Xbudz

This is brilliant.

I TOLD YOU I WOULD GET IT SOMEDAY MOM

^ Real argument I had with my mom when I was told I couldn't get Sega Channel and I was being ridiculous.

I'm going to call mom tomorrow.
whatever6352
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(05-24-2017, 05:55 AM)
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I'll check it out if it comes to consoles.
ScientificPizza
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(05-24-2017, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Remk

An all Sega subscription service?

My dream scenario would be having unreleased games on console like Daytona USA 2 or Planet Harriers; or newly released English translations like Segagaga or Sakura Wars 1-4 or the complete release of Shining Force 3.


But in reality I bet it will just be access to the same old Genesis roms and some Sonic stickers.

if they translated segagaga i'll pay a thousand dollars a month
KageMaru
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(05-24-2017, 05:58 AM)
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If they provide a good amount of titles, I'll definitely sign up.
AmyS
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(05-24-2017, 06:07 AM)
Model 3 arcade games and I'm in.
Off-Kilter
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(05-24-2017, 06:11 AM)
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I'm in.

I love Sega's portfolio.
Piston Hyundai
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(05-24-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coma Ecliptic

I TOLD YOU I WOULD GET IT SOMEDAY MOM

^ Real argument I had with my mom when I was told I couldn't get Sega Channel and I was being ridiculous.

I'm going to call mom tomorrow.

Not to make you feel bad or anything, but I had SEGA Channel for a bit and it was like fucking magic.
Polk
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(05-24-2017, 06:29 AM)

Originally Posted by miller.skippins

i heard the source code and all the original assets are lost for PDS.

Didn't Gametap had working version of PDS running on PC?

Edit: Looks like it.
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SMG
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(05-24-2017, 06:32 AM)
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If it has the real arcade games there to play, amazing.
If it's mainly just Mega Drive games, meh.
Sega got so much better after the MD shame they wasted so much time on reviving that.
shouamabane
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(05-24-2017, 06:37 AM)
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So much potential, but I just can't see Sega following through. I hope I am wrong.
jimmygnome9
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(05-24-2017, 06:38 AM)
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I assume it will just be a collection of megadrive roms again.
AlteredBeast
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(05-24-2017, 06:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by hlhbk

Unless it has the Panzer Dragoon Saga couldn't care less.

Might be the most obtuse post of all time.

Like, seriously.
Ferrio
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(05-24-2017, 06:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Piston Hyundai

Not to make you feel bad or anything, but I had SEGA Channel for a bit and it was like fucking magic.

Same, it was so ahead of it's time. A cable modem digitally delivering games to a console. This was in a time when even having a modem was rare.
Fancolors
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(05-24-2017, 06:42 AM)
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I'm in if they somehow include a multiplayer Daytona
PR_rambo
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(05-24-2017, 06:44 AM)
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I would choose Sega Channel over home ownership
Lupin the Third
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(05-24-2017, 06:51 AM)

Originally Posted by Ferrio

Same, it was so ahead of it's time. A cable modem digitally delivering games to a console. This was in a time when even having a modem was rare.

Well, it was more like a "-dem" as it never uploaded anything. The channel simply cycled the data for every game in the library constantly, and it wouldn't start loading until it was time for the game you selected to get its turn.

Still felt super revolutionary, I'm sure.

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