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TaroYamada
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(01-23-2014, 12:41 PM)
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This effort spawned out of the original twitter campaign, that effort can be seen here.

The petition is here (if you don't want to use your address just put in garbage).

It's targeting games that are a perceived lower risk, the initial suggestions are: Vanquish, Bayonetta and Virtua Fighter 5. Please note that even if you disagree with the initial suggestions, a massive part of this effort is about adjusting SEGA's perceptions of what the PC market is open to concerning their content.

Within the next 24-48 hours I'll have this up on SEGANerds, SEGABits and SEGAShiro. That's a grassroots thing and it's pretty much where my connections begin and end with the press. If you run your own sites and you support this petition, or if you know press who might be interested in this petition give it a forward, spread the word if you don't mind. Outside of that, please tweet, revive the #SEGAPCPorts hashtag and get this out to your followers, don't tweet @SEGA as they specifically requested we not when they acknowledged our original twitter campaign, use #SEGA instead of @SEGA if you feel so inclined.

A few things; intended launch was at 10 AM GMT, came in a bit late. Signature goal isn't final and a discussion will take place behind closed doors with the involved individuals (such as grief, who initiated the twitter campaign) as to what the final goal should be. Some minor discussion regarding this did take place in the old thread, that can be viewed from this post onward.

Thanks everybody for your help and your patience, I hope we can work together to make this happen.


Tweeting & Facebook:

Originally Posted by TaroYamada

We need support from these sites, period. We will live and die by our press, get out there:

Please target @joystiq and @crecenteb(Polygon)

Come up with your own tweet or use this one:

@[targets] please report on #SEGAPCPorts petition http://kotaku.com/petition-we-want-m...-on-1508032169 10,000 sigs and recognized by SEGA!

Replace [targets] with the remaining outlets.

Me and Grief absolutely need assistance on this aspect of the campaign, thanks in advance for your contributions.

If you absolutely do not want to create your own tweet, retweet mine:
Joystiq
Polygon

Other sites that need targeting: IGN, Gamespot, RockPaperShotgun, PCGamer





Facebook page

Youtube:
YouTube spot by DarioFF, feel free to download here and post on your own channel. Spread the ad!

User Draikin 2 also made a video for Valkyria Chronicles, check that out.
I have no idea who, but in support of the effort somebody made a video about Virtua Fighter 5 as well. View that here.

Reddit effort, check periodically they are deleting these sometimes:
Gaf user saj's reddit submission to r/gaming via incgamer's report
r/PCgaming
r/PCmasterrace

Recognition from SEGA (click screencaps for link):





FAQ:

Is there anything else I can do to help? Yes, target your tweets at journalists, youtubers, etc. Alternatively:

Originally Posted by Nillansan

Please share it on Facebook and Twitter. I think that posting it in the Steam Activity Feed could be useful as well.

Why these games? Read my petition all the way through please, if that's too much to ask here's a condensed version:

Originally Posted by Shadoken

Taro Yamada you might wanna add the reasons as to why these 3 games were picked , so we don't have more people confusing this as some kind of popularity contest.

Both Vanquish and Bayo run on the same engine Revengeance does and is already ported to the PC. And VF 5S runs on Windows. Clearly these are not very expensive projects at all.

VC on the other hand has been exclusive to Sony platforms for quite a while and would cost more to port over. In fact Sony might even have a deal with Sega for the games exclusivity , otherwise we would have easily seen a 3DS version somewhere.

Why is there no Shenmue or Skies of Arcadia? Because this petition is targeting more recent console exclusives and while I love those games and many others who support this likely do, as well, it's not a petition about older games that haven't been reissued anywhere.

Press:
SEGABits
SEGANerds
SEGAShiro
VirtuaFighter.com
IncGamers.com
Kotaku
TSSZ
SoftPedia
Gamesurf (Italian!)
Kotaku Australia
DSOGaming
4players.de (German!)
Apocanow.it (Italian!)
PC-gaming.it (Italian!)
EuroGamer
GameSkinny
SonicRetro
MeriStation (Spanish!)
NeoSeeker
JagAtPlay (Indonesian!)
PCGamesN
Enternity (Greek!)
3DJuegos (Spanish!)
PCGamesHardware (German!)
Last edited by TaroYamada; 03-31-2014 at 01:05 AM.
Gamerloid
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(01-23-2014, 12:49 PM)
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I'm here for the cause, and to help spread the news. I shall link this to my IGN brethren after college classes.
toddhunter
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(01-23-2014, 12:50 PM)
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The petition was well thought out. Like all these things I'm very dubious but I still signed it, because you never know.
Krusenstern
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(01-23-2014, 12:50 PM)
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Signed!

Come on people, get active!
leehom
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(01-23-2014, 12:52 PM)
What about a port of Initial D arcade? I've been asking for this for about ten years now :( They were able to make a PSP version that was as good as the arcade version minus the graphics.

With how powerful the next gen systems are, they could easily port it and make it a PSN/Xbox Live game and skip retail distribution.
MSMrRound
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(01-23-2014, 12:53 PM)
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Where's that Reggie quote about petitions again? Hey, I'm all for petitions and stuff, but SEGA have been one of the most stubborn companies about certain issues.

Yet to see whether that #jrpgvita (Valkyria Chronicles 3 had the number 3 spot for most requested) will be fulfilled. I'll only believe that SEGA are willing to adapt if I see that happening.

Valkyria Chronicles on the PC would be pretty cool I guess.
TaroYamada
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(01-23-2014, 12:56 PM)
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It should be noted that SEGA community managers acknowledged the previous twitter campaign. This was, to an extent, their recommended course of action.
Zushin
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(01-23-2014, 01:00 PM)
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Signed :)
MMaRsu
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(01-23-2014, 01:03 PM)
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Signed.
liquidtmd
(01-23-2014, 01:06 PM)
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Sega could make real bank here.

Stick a team of five - ten talented people with a passion and desire to make a name for themselves on ports = profit.

I don't know what Christian Whitehead cost Sega, but Im guessing his Sonic efforts have raked in many MANY times more through word of mouth in their quality.
Bor
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(01-23-2014, 01:07 PM)
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Signed it. I hope sega listens, I mean, do they not like money?
Nillansan
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(01-23-2014, 01:08 PM)
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Please share it on Facebook and Twitter. I think that posting it in the Steam Activity Feed could be useful as well.

Stone Ocean
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(01-23-2014, 01:09 PM)
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Signed it. I really wish this works out.
Durante
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(01-23-2014, 01:09 PM)
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I signed it.
TaroYamada
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(01-23-2014, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nillansan

Please share it on Facebook and Twitter. I think that posting it in the Steam Activity Feed could be useful as well.

I actually tagged mine with metal gear rising so it'd show up in that game's hub too, though if done excessively I'd imagine that would just piss a ton of people off.
MaximoffZero
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(01-23-2014, 01:11 PM)
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SIGNED
Jintor
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(01-23-2014, 01:11 PM)
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signed
Madrugador
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(01-23-2014, 01:11 PM)
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Signed. Really hope this works.
GhostTrick
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(01-23-2014, 01:13 PM)
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Signed too, and I hope SEGA will listen.
BrokenEchelon
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(01-23-2014, 01:16 PM)
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No harm in singing it.
Dambrosi
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(01-23-2014, 01:17 PM)
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Signed. Good luck!
ashecitism
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(01-23-2014, 01:18 PM)
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Done.

How many have signed it so far btw? Shows 0 for some reason.
Recall
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(01-23-2014, 01:19 PM)
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Good luck.

SEGA just give us Yakuza 5 on a PC and we will translate it for you.
TaroYamada
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(01-23-2014, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by ashecitism

Done.

How many have signed it so far btw? Shows 0 for some reason.

About to break 170.
Madrugador
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(01-23-2014, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by ashecitism

Done.

How many have signed it so far btw? Shows 0 for some reason.

167 supporters so far.
MSMrRound
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(01-23-2014, 01:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by TaroYamada

It should be noted that SEGA community managers acknowledged the previous twitter campaign. This was, to an extent, their recommended course of action.

They also acknowledged the Gallian Liberation Front effort for Valkyria Chronicles 3 etc (evidence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AI4fcPcpng).

Aaron can say that he's proud to have worked on the series and stuff, but I guess if nothing comes out of Shahid's #JRPGVita and Gio Corsi's "Sony 3rd party wishlist" thing, I have to accept that we wouldn't ever be getting a official localization of Valkyria Chronicles 3.
Phrozenflame500
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(01-23-2014, 01:24 PM)
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Signed, I'm super cynical they will actually do it but worth a shot.
Krusenstern
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(01-23-2014, 01:25 PM)
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Also made a thread in the MGR community hub. Hope this takes off.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/235460...1690603626413/
Kokonoe
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(01-23-2014, 01:26 PM)
I'll pitch in in hopes Virtual-On will be ported to PC someday.
TaroYamada
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(01-23-2014, 01:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Krusenstern

Also made a thread in the MGR community hub. Hope this takes off.



http://steamcommunity.com/app/235460...1690603626413/

Really appreciate everybody spreading the word and of course the signatures!
Spaghetti
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(01-23-2014, 01:29 PM)
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signed, sent to friends, tattooed the url on my forehead
VFX_Veteran
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(01-23-2014, 01:30 PM)
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Signed.
matrix-cat
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(01-23-2014, 01:30 PM)
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Signed so hard. I hope Sega listens; with the Revengeance port apparently doing well, it seems like it's a no-brainer to port over the games running on the same engine.
thequickandthedead
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(01-23-2014, 01:31 PM)
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Signed straight away.
Dolor
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(01-23-2014, 01:32 PM)
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Signed. Thanks to all who did the real work to put this together. As a PC only gamer, it is much appreciated!
Bleep
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(01-23-2014, 01:33 PM)
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Nice choice of games, I would definitely buy them again on PC.
TaroYamada
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(01-23-2014, 01:34 PM)
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Just broke 200 sigs, I've been told our SEGABits story will be up shortly. SEGANerds/Shiro will follow within the day most likely.
Village
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(01-23-2014, 01:34 PM)
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Anything to get me JSRF on pc.
jet1911
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(01-23-2014, 01:35 PM)
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Signed.
ZombieFred
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(01-23-2014, 01:36 PM)
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Signed. I believe VC can do amazing on PC and that series deserves to continue!
Pie and Beans
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(01-23-2014, 01:36 PM)
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Even Konami being ahead of Sega in this respect has got to provide some kind of wake up call to these jokers. Sega's allergies to money are just deeply frustrating.
oneida
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(01-23-2014, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombieFred

Signed. I believe VF can do amazing on PC and that series deserves to continue!

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Canis lupus
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(01-23-2014, 01:39 PM)
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Don't think Sega will be bothered to port 4-5 year old games.
That said I would buy Bayonetta, for the 3rd time. Vanquish not, don't understand the praise for it, it has only the gameplay going for it which I admist is unique indeed, but the rest (weak story, bad graphics, only 4 hours long) don't make up for it's "stylish gameplay".
Gbraga
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(01-23-2014, 01:41 PM)
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I want Catherine on PC, is that asking too much?

I'd buy 10 copies, at least.

I'll get 10 of Bayo or Vanquish too.
TaroYamada
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(01-23-2014, 01:43 PM)
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And SEGABits story is up!
Kassu
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(01-23-2014, 01:43 PM)
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Signed. Hope this campaign gets lots of support, I would love to see more Sega games on PC. And maybe if this campaign is a success Sega could release Yakuza and Persona games on PC as well, that would be amazing..
SteveWinwood
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(01-23-2014, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Canis lupus

Don't think Sega will be bothered to port 4-5 year old games.
That said I would buy Bayonetta, for the 3rd time. Vanquish not, don't understand the praise for it, it has only the gameplay going for it which I admist is unique indeed, but the rest (weak story, bad graphics, only 4 hours long) don't make up for it's "stylish gameplay".

They ported Viking of all things. Practically anything is on the table.
Freedom = $1.05
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I wonder how much the cost of bringing those Platinum games to PC has already been defrayed by having ported over MGRR to PC. Seems like those games are more likely to see a PC showing now than before.

Originally Posted by Canis lupus

Don't think Sega will be bothered to port 4-5 year old games.
That said I would buy Bayonetta, for the 3rd time. Vanquish not, don't understand the praise for it, it has only the gameplay going for it which I admist is unique indeed, but the rest (weak story, bad graphics, only 4 hours long) don't make up for it's "stylish gameplay".

Bad graphics? I remember that game looking fantastic on the PS3 but really wanting to play it at 60 fps. I'd pay a pretty penny for that.
Last edited by Freedom = $1.05; 01-23-2014 at 01:47 PM.
TyrantGuardian
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(01-23-2014, 01:46 PM)
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Signed. Only petition I would bother with.
Gangxxter
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(01-23-2014, 01:49 PM)
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Not a single mention of Shenmue 1&2 in this petition, seriously?

Signed anyway.
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