Sunday, July 31, 2011

Today's The Day You Stop Just Watching TV And Start Playing, Welcome To Sega Channel!









Dear SEGA,

I'd say bring it back,
but it would probably be
redundant these days.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

He's Got The Cure


Dear SEGA,

Dr. Mario
is coming and he's got the
cure for cliffhangers.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Psychonautical


Dear SEGA,

Great games get released
that don't sell well all the time.
It's all too common.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shout-Outs



Today I thought I would give shout outs to other bloggers and assorted Shenmue fans. Especially those who have given me shout outs. Reciprocation, baby! A lot of these are quite belated and I apologize for that. I'm a bit of a barbarian with Asperger's, so my people skills can be lacking sometimes. Etiquette isn't my speciality, that's for sure. I get so caught up in doing half-assed Photoshops with half assed Haiku that I forget that this is a BLOG, and that I am a blogger who should probably write some shit once in a while. When I first started the blog I would write small articles, but I couldn't keep up with that every day, so I started writing Haiku, because it's fast and easy, yet still fun. I was homeless for a while there, too, so I built up a habit around it out of necessity. It was all I could do sometimes to get to a computer somewhere and upload some daily inanities to the internet. Matter of fact, Sonic and SEGA All Star Racing came out while I was still roaming and I forewent food for a week just to buy it, even though I couldn't play it, because that's the kind of fucking Shenmue tard I am. I wanted the game to be a success, so day one I bought the fucker. I didn't forego food entirely, I lived off eating 2 Mcdoubles a day for that week. To some of you that's just dinner, but to me it was shit on a shingle, and not much of it. It wasn't so bad, really. Dollar menu is a hobo's best friend, I tells ya what. That and Steel Reserve. 14 bucks a week for food, 8 bucks for booze, not bad! Mcdoubles and Steel Reserve are the holy, hobo combo. Mcdonalds' free Wi Fi is also quite helpful to those amongst the abode challenged.

Soon enough, I tried the game out at my bro's, well, more like watched him play it till he unlocked Ryo. I then tried it a couple times and haven't played it since. Even though I live comfortably now and can play the thing whenever I damn well want, I don't. I keep telling myself that I'll play some All stars Racing today, that I'll hop onto Live and only play as Ryo, but I just can't ass myself to do it. It's not a bad game, it's just that there's a billion other things to do before I sit around playing Mario Kart, much less a Mario Kart clone. I don't mean to rag on the game or Sumo Digital, but I guess I'm kind of a high maintenance gamer. I never thought I'd ever say that, but it's true. I'm just a needy little bastard, hahaha. Hey, aren't we all.

Anyhow, I've always been a lone wolf type o' fella off in my own little world blazing my own trails, so forgive me for being slightly obtuse. For better or worse, it is what it is. Now, on to the reciprocation!





Musings of a Sega Racing Fan - I just discovered this gentleman's site last week and it's great. Filled with loads of awesome, meaningful content and getting larger by the day, as he's rather prolific. I've never really been much of a Racing enthusiast, but he's changed the way I think about it. Very insightful. And he's right, SEGA racers ARE the best. Outrun, Daytona, Sega Rally, Virtua Racing, Hang on. He gave me shout-outs on his blog a few days ago and I was at the top of the list, so right back at ya, amigo! He might not like my style of racing, though, I don't really try to win, I more try to prevent the other player from finishing, usually by crashing into my opponent nonstop. Of course, that's usually only when I'm straight drunkled in a bar and I see a Daytona machine there. I just can't help myself. I'm not very competitive, so I don't play these types of games much anymore.

With that being said, he's changed the way I think about racing and racing games. Thanks, Eric!




Blue Skies Daily - A brand spanking new SEGA blog. Gave me a shout out recently and now I'm returning the favor. Not only to reciprocate, but mainly because it's a good site. Great stuff, man! I like the Master system cartridge look to everything. There's a lot of content on there for only being a couple weeks old. A nice surprise. I look forward to seeing more!





SegaShiro - A cool bunch of guys and a solid Sega website. I dig the videos. I really dig their logo, too. They actually gave me two shout-outs, one from 7 months ago, even, so this one's a long time coming. Sorry for waiting so long, guys!





Sedge Trees - A personal blog of another obsessed Shenmue fan. He's given me a few shout-outs. He's a funny kid, that one. It seems like he's always eating barbecue. Lucky bastard! When he's not eating that, he's just eating awesome food in general. Curry FTW.





Destructoid - Another one that's a long time coming. I was pretty drunk one night whilst perusing Destructoid and saw a tip submission button. I thought to myself "fuck it" and clicked on it. It even asked you to write in Haiku form if you so wished. Well, hell, that's no problem, except it was, haha. Being inebriated, I messed up the Haiku, which Dale North then actually used in his shout-out to the blog, thus making himself look like a dumbfuck, I'm sure. Sorry about that, Dale! I didn't think anyone would bite at my submission. It was nearly bedcrash time, and the Malt liquor wasn't being neighborly. In true ME fashion I go and fuck it all up, haha, beautiful. My mouth got me into probably too much trouble that week sad to say.

Here's a Haiku apology.

I'm sorry Dale North.
Malt liquor usually
makes me write for shit.

Anyhow, I frequent Destructoid fairly often as it is the least biased of the mega gaming sites. That's saying a lot, mind you! Dale North himself writes some interesting reviews as well. He's recently kinda gone Shenmue rogue, though, and that's ok. Maybe he's right.

Maybe we are just
holding on to something that's
already long gone.

I don't think a shout-out from me would do Destructoid any good, what with it being the CNN of the gaming world and this blog being a gnat in comparison, but here it is nonetheless. Yarp.


Other shout-outs: C.M0use for being one righteous dude, Shenmuedojo for being the de facto Shenmue website, Shenmue 500K for being filled with many wonderful people from all around the globe(except for the choad chompers that were deleting people), Tony Rotger for all his videos and hard work for the cause and for being one of the most passionate Shenmue fans ever, Christopher Barnes for being the only person to make a Shenmue website during the 500k event just recently, and to John Joe for being a great and wise Shenmue soldier, a great person to talk to, and a new friend.

And of course SEGA, Yu Suzuki, and everyone else that had a hand in the making of the Shenmue series. Shout-outs till the end of time to you.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stop Dicking Us Around


Dear SEGA,

Too bad we don't have
the lasso of truth to get
straight answers from you.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Reach Out And Touch Faith


Dear SEGA,

You'll make a comeback,
my own ... personal ... SEGA.
Reach out and touch faith.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, July 22, 2011

Well, Why The Fuck Not? : P


Dear SEGA,

Live action blue blur?
Leguizamo as Sonic.
Hoskins as Eggman.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムーシェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Cave


Dear SEGA,

Hey, check out my maze.
If you won't free them for real,
at least pretend to.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Snatchers Of The Bodily Kind


Dear SEGA,

Donald Sutherland
wants YOU to make Shenmue 3!
Well ... maybe he does?

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hajime Satomi Is A Vampire 5


Dear SEGA,

Don't invite vampires
into your home, it renders
your games powerless.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, July 15, 2011

Man Of Faith


Dear SEGA,

Let Shenmue 3
be the "island" that cures you
of your stagnation.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beards Of Sadness


Dear SEGA,

We were not supposed
to leave, SEGA! we have to
go back to Guilin!!

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Locutus Of Borg



SEGA ... resistance ...
is futile ... your life as it
has been ... is over.

From this time forward ...
you will service ... Shenmue fans ...
WITH ... MANY ... MORE ... GAMES.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Say Farewell To Fat


Dear SEGA,

Kinekt? No way, man.
Grab your Activator and
sweat to the oldies!

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3 セガサミーホールディングス株式会社 シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Angry Video Game Nerds



Dear SEGA,

Part of the reason
why the Nerd is so angry?
He's a shenmue fan.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Unforgettable 6


Dear SEGA,

Remember the time
Ryo rescued Nozomi?
Unforgettable.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, July 8, 2011

Full Of Work And Full Of Play - I Dropped The Worry On The Way


Dear SEGA,

If your only goal
is to become rich, you will
never achieve it
.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Seven Star Spelunking


Dear SEGA,

Someday I'll go to
the real life Seven Star Cave
and go spelunking!

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cliffhangers


Dear SEGA,

Finish what you start!
You can't just leave the series
on a cliffhanger!!

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I've Never Seen E.T. Either


Dear SEGA,

You wont believe this,
but I have never played Nights.
Blasphemy. I know.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Monday, July 4, 2011

Unforgettable 5


Dear SEGA,

Remember the time
We defeated that freak Chai?
Unforgettable.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Saturday, July 2, 2011

LD


Dear SEGA,

When you're not concerned
with succeeding, you can work
with complete freedom.


Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ

Friday, July 1, 2011

Unforgettable 4


Dear SEGA,

Remember the time
Ryo drove forklifts all day?
Unforgettable.

Sincerely Yours,
Shenmue Fan.

里見治 1 shenmue 3 里見治 2 シェンムー3 シェンムー3 sega hajime satomi 株式会社セガ