The Shenmue 1 & 2 Collection Is Coming Out Year?!? **faints**

**wakes back up**

Huh? Whaaa? What happened? What did I miss? Ok, this is one of those things that’s both FOR me and NOT for me. You see, I was a fan of the Sega Dreamcast (despite not owning one; I played on a friend’s console) and of Shenmue when it was released (again, I played it on a friend’s Dreamcast). I even got my hands on the Xbox port of Shenmue II despite not having an Xbox at the time; yeah, I had it pretty bad. based just on that alone, imagine how much I fanboyed when the Shenmue III crowdfunding campaign was announced a couple of years ago. Anyway, SEGA recently announced at FES 2018 that HD ports of Shenmue and Shenmue II are being brought over to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe, while being exclusive on PlayStation 4 only in Japan. Continue reading “The Shenmue 1 & 2 Collection Is Coming Out Year?!? **faints**”

The Sega Dreamcast – Doc’D #67

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the stories behind the rise, the fall, and the lasting legacy of the Sega’s final video game console, the Sega Dreamcast.

1) Sega Dreamcast listings on eBay [https://goo.gl/UjJqZW]
2) The Sega Dreamcast Collection for PC [http://amzn.to/2xbBSj5], Xbox 360 [http://amzn.to/2fTd7oh]
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MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131

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It’s time for Episode #131 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses affordable housing that merges the city and the forest, my favorite tech devices that died early deaths, the return of the mighty ZX Spectrum, and HO-HO-HO, it’s Santa Mick Foley! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131”

Ahead of Their Time: My 4 Favorite Gadgets That Died Too Soon

Perhaps the greatest tragedy in tech are the heaps of gadgets tossed on the metaphorical funeral pyre too early. Maybe it was poor marketing, an unfounded lack of support, or simply bad timing that did them in, but whatever the case, they died much too soon.  These four pieces of forward-thinking hardware were more a refinement on an already existing platform, and while in some cases bits and pieces of these machines have trickled into other products and services, but all of these gadgets share the fate of extinction. Poor, poor devices….

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ArtsyBuilding Microview Shenmues Wrestler Gab – WIRed #94

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It’s time for Episode 94 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses artist-designed architecture, the chip-sized Arduino board, a Shenmue postmortem bug review, and ***it’s so quiet you can hear the wrestlers talk***! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “ArtsyBuilding Microview Shenmues Wrestler Gab – WIRed #94”

‘Shenmue’ Development Bugs: Cats Walking like People and Empty Streets

Dreamcast fans REJOICE (I’m looking at you, PC)!! For those who remember, Shenmue was an extremely ambitious game for its time (and I’m talking about late-1990’s-time), which included a massive and interactive open world, environments full of people and dynamic activity and a fairly-complex combat system, along with using state-of-the-art graphics. The project was huge in scope, and the game’s director, Yu Suzuki, revealed at the “Shenmue Postmortem Panel” at this year’s Game Developers’ Conference (GDC) that the game’s development didn’t come without its fair share of bizarre development bugs. In fact, according to Suzuki, up to 300 bugs were found EVERY DAY!

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The Entire “MS Paint”-Version Opening Of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

That’s ok! You can have your Adobe PhotoShops and Illustrators, I’ll stick to my longtime favorite imaging program, Microsoft Paint. Granted, the affectionately nicknamed “MS Paint” may not be seen as the best photo/image editing tool to make detailed website banners, ornate greeting cars, an attention-getting magazine cover or even remake the opening credits to our favorite animes/obscure Dreamcast games — what I’m saying is the PhotoShop and Illustrator my be the way to go for those types of projects (or anything else), it didn’t stop someone from trying. Above is an amazingly awesome anime opening to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (one of my favorite underrated Dreamcast fighters), which HAD to have taken hours upon hours upon HOURS to complete, and it’s not JUST a replica of the original opening sequence as the creators altered most of the scenes and added in some funny extras. So “OurFinalForm,” nerds and geeks everywhere salute you. Continue reading “The Entire “MS Paint”-Version Opening Of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”

Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses the World Headquarters of Stalking gets a new HQ (http://goo.gl/sNom9), Solar Spheres better than Solar Panels (http://goo.gl/2gdw0), the subliminal release of Shenmue 3 (http://goo.gl/yL6iu), and ECW? Born out of Controversy? Really? (http://goo.gl/1bgfT)
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading “Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10”

WAIT! Sleeping Dogs = Shenmue 3?!? WTFOMGWTHBBQ?!?!

It appears that YouTuber DSimphony has uncovered one of the biggest secrets in the history of video games.  According to this video, it seems that gaming companies Sega and Square Enix attempted to mask this over and let this slip past us. Unfortunately for them, gamers are an intelligent and resourceful group of people with extraordinary resources.  Funny; I wrote about this particular Square Enix game just a week ago… Continue reading “WAIT! Sleeping Dogs = Shenmue 3?!? WTFOMGWTHBBQ?!?!”