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  • News This SEGA Pop-Up Book Is the Best Thing You'll See All Week

    Welcome to the Fantasy Zone

    To be this good takes ages – or just a brilliant pop-up book with paper-based versions of SEGA’s most iconic arcade cabinets. Check out this bundle of amazingness: The SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History includes sculptures of various classic cabinets from the Japanese company, including Space Harrier, Hang-On, and –...

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  • News Most Video Game Projects Fail on Kickstarter

    Table-top games now rule the roost

    If you’re planning to fund a video game on Kickstarter – and judging by the spam in our inbox, plenty of developers are still trying – then you may want to consider converting the project into some kind of table-top title. A new report reveals that only one in four games tends to reach their target on the...

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  • News Shenmue III Smashes Records, Secures $6.3 Million in Funding

    Long awaited sequel due out on PS4 in 2017

    Forget about the day that the snow turned to rain – something even stranger is happening: Shenmue III is getting made for the PlayStation 4. It's been a whirlwind since the title was announced during Sony's press conference at E3 2015, but the crowd funding is now over – and a whopping $6,333,295...

  • News Lucky Hit! Shenmue III Is Now the Most Funded Game in Kickstarter History

    And there are still 12 hours to go

    Shenmue III has become the most funded video game in Kickstarter history – and there are still 12 hours left for the PlayStation 4 and PC sequel to do something really special. A couple of troll pledges mean that the campaign is fluctuating a little, but at the time of typing its sitting at $5,553,410 –...

  • News Kickstarter May Be Your Only Way to Buy Shenmue III on Blu-ray

    You know what you need to do

    Should you back Shenmue III's soon-to-end Kickstarter campaign? Well, if your answer up until now has been 'maybe some other time' then you may want to reconsider, as Ys Net has revealed that a physical PlayStation 4 release is not guaranteed outside of the crowdfunding drive. Currently, backing the project for $60 will...

  • News The Snow Turns to Rain in Final Hours of Shenmue III Campaign

    Let's get sweaty

    Well, this is it: your last chance to save Shenmue. It's been a topsy-turvy ride for Yu Suzuki's long awaited Kickstarter campaign, but with the end in sight, it's time for one final push to make Shenmue III a reality. At the time of typing, the title has amassed $5.5 million, which means that it's agonisingly close to breaking...

  • News Shenmue III Smashes $5 Million Milestone

    Way cool

    Shenmue III may have struggled during the middle part of its crowd funding campaign, but it's really flying right now. Following the release of this morning's new trailer, the title has raised a further $100,000 on Kickstarter – and has crossed the all-important $5 million milestone as a consequence. This means that the Character...

  • News Yu Suzuki Hints at Fresh Shenmue III Trailer

    FREE at last

    This is it: the final push. Shenmue III is a week away from being funded, and while the past seven days have been kind to the project, it's going to need a massive boost in order to hit some of its latter stretch goals. Fortunately, series creator Yu Suzuki sounds like a man with a plan, and he's hinted as part of a Twitter Q&A...

  • News Turn Yourself into a Shenmue III Toy Capsule

    Love these

    Shenmue III has about week left to make as much money as possible, which means that the pressure's now on for the Kickstarter campaign. We already know that the game is going to get made, but Yu Suzuki has stressed that the more money that gets contributed, the more elaborate the final product will be. At the time of typing the funding...

  • News Keep Those You Love Closer with New Shenmue III Backer Rewards

    Iwao would be proud

    We thought that the Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign was being poorly managed at first, but developer Ys Net is getting cunning as the crowd funding drive marches confidently towards its conclusion. Two new tiers have been added to the title today, and one is aimed specifically at all those who upped their pledge to $60 following...

  • News Shenmue III Is Already One of the Biggest Kickstarters of All Time

    Lucky hit

    Fans will know that the Shenmue series doesn't do things by half. Yu Suzuki's seminal action adventure was once the most expensive game ever made – almost bankrupting publisher SEGA in the process – but now it has ten days remaining to become the biggest Kickstarter ever, too. With the Pebble Watch sitting at a cool $20 million, it...

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  • News This Dude Wanted $20,000 to Smash Up His Anniversary PS4

    Haters gonna hate

    There's a gag in Life Is Strange that alludes to the ubiquity of bad Kickstarter campaigns, and while it's one of the game's more on-the-nose pop culture references, we reckon that it's bang on going by this particular fund raising drive. Already cancelled by the company monitoring the money making site, one guy was offering to...

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  • News PSone Inspired Soul Saga Stretches to PS4 and Vita

    Pull the Chrono Trigger

    Bellevue-based developer Disastercake’s self-described love letter to the PSone era Soul Saga is set to bring its brand of JRPG-esque melodrama to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, as it has surpassed its stretch goals on crowdfunding website Kickstarter with just over 15 days left to go. One-man workhorse Mike...

April2013

  • News Road Redemption Could Be Racing onto the PS4

    Kickstarter project teases potential next generation port

    While owner Electronic Arts has made no attempt to resurrect the Road Rash franchise over the past few years, DarkSea Games has put together a Kickstarter to create a new title in the former favourite’s image – and it could come to the PlayStation 4 if enough people register an interest...

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  • News How Much Would You Pay to Play Shenmue 3?

    Yu Suzuki considers crowdfunding for long overdue sequel

    When asked how we’d invest the winnings from a successful EuroMillions ticket, we often discuss our desire to fund the full production of Shenmue 3. It’ll never happen, of course, but reports coming out of the Monaco Anime and Game Show suggest that series creator Yu Suzuki is at least...

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