Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Reunion



Dear SEGA,

Xiuying and Ziming
have to be reunited!
It has to happen.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Cave




SEGA teaming up with Double Fine is very good news indeed. Rather surprising news, at that! I hope they both make the best of it. Though, when I think of caves and SEGA, I can't help but think of this.

Cliffhanging in a cave. (Not the talking, funny kind, either.)


During the recent Kickstarter campaign for Double Fine Adventure, I made a donation of 100 dollars just so I could get my name in the credits, (not just that, the game, and the rewards were enticing, too) so of course I made my name "Make Shenmue 3, SEGA!" I hope they leave it in, as I'll get a chuckle every time I play it, I'm sure. Not that it'll do any good for the Shenmue campaign, it being crammed in the end credits with 9000 other names, but it'll be good for a laugh in the years to come at least, that's for sure. It must also be said, that by the time I donated, they were already at 3 million bucks, which was above and beyond the goal of 300k. They most certainly did not need my greenbacks, so there was no altruistic intention on my part. I simply wanted to see Shenmue in another game's credits. Oh, and the chuckles.


Back to the topic at hand. The Cave is about an assortment of individuals that come to a talking cave (the game's narrator) to get a wish granted, all the while exploring their inner demons. In my mind, It sounds like it'll be a dementedly funny Fantasy Island. The gameplay is an amalgamation of Maniac Mansion, Metroid, and The Lost Vikings. Sign me the fuck up! You pick three of seven eclectic, playable characters, all of which you can switch out at any time, and go exploring each of the characters' respective areas that unlock according to who you have in your party. There are also multiple ways to accomplish tasks dependent on said chosen characters. It supports 3 player local play, as well. The magic number.

Not only does it HAVE local multiplayer, it lacks online play. I like your style, Ron Gilbert! In the Eurogamer preview I compiled all my info about this game from, he jokingly states, "Our servers will work on day one." A nice, timely, little jab at Diablo III makers, Blizzard, and the tyrannical, money munching bastards, Kotickvision.

It's always great to see SEGA support indie devs, even more awesome that they're publishing Double Fine games, and, like all Double Fine games, it's nice to see something that doesn't pander to the modern day teenage/retards in general demographic. Quite the opposite, as it seems like this is gonna be quite an amazing, little throwback, yet a leap forward at the same time, and I can't wait to play it.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Let's Hope You Feel Better Now



Dear SEGA,

It's too bad he's dead.
He could have put you out of
your long misery...

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

En Humo



Dear SEGA,

 It's really sad to
see you guys go up in smoke.
Not so far out, man.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Shake Your Moneymakers



Dear SEGA,

Fans can chip in, too.
We'd shake our moneymakers
to help fund the game.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Smithsonian



Dear SEGA,

Never thought I'd see
Dreamcast in a museum.
And Shenmue to boot!

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Exile



Dear SEGA,

This song reminds me
of when you gave up consoles.
It sums it up well.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gray Suit, Glasses


Try watching these using the Youtube auto caption feature. Pretty good stuff. If you enjoy things like
Star Wars: The Backstroke of the West, then you must. To enable the feature, click on CC, then transcribe audio. Let it do it's thing for a second  or three and click ok, then click on translate captions and whichever language you prefer. If CC doesn't show, then you have to select it as an option in your settings. I found it hard to select English a lot of the time, but it is in beta, so whatever. Do what ya gotta do to get it to select the right language, it's worth it. It's not all great, or very intelligible, but there are some gold nuggets here. There's a couple different versions of the same video for even more fun.



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Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Drawing A Blank



Dear SEGA,

I'm drawing a blank...
So I guess today I'll just
not talk about it.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Possibly The Last Shitty Limerick For Ya



There once was a game from the East
It went West and thus was released
Shenmue was its name
A really great game
Too bad that sales were not increased              


Friday, May 11, 2012

I Need A Vacation



Dear SEGA,

For 3 years straight now,
I have blogged here every day.
Ha! Like you guys care!

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tout Feu Tout Flamme



Dear SEGA,

And so I'm still here
pleading for a Shenmue 3.
Well, for the moment...

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Inafking



Dear SEGA,

What should you do now?
Get Keiji Inafune
to make SEGA games!

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

WESTERNIZE THIS, PLEASE!



Dear SEGA,

This shit is crazy!
Just what the dump truckin' fruck
is happening here?!

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nom De Plume



Dear SEGA,

I changed my name to
Just Another Shenmue Fan.
More accurate, eh?

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.  O_O

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Know Your Role



Dear SEGA,

Make Shenmue 3 and
be the people's champion.
Like this fella here.

Sincerely Yours,
Just Another Shenmue Fan.