SEGA has produced two of the finest adventure series of all time – but it's only right, now, that we recognise Yakuza has surpassed the iconic Shenmue.
The 'Shenmue' community is one of the greatest in gaming, supporting their favorite series by trading comedy memes and writing rock opera records.
SEGA's swansong console was ahead of its time, but its amazing games were eclipsed by the super hyped PlayStation 2.
It's because of "Shenmue 3," mainly. But also, probably, because they were rad.
A great bunch of games, really. You probably like a lot of them, too.
Inside the making of some fine gaming art.
The reveal of "Shenmue 3" turned men into runny-eyed babies—but don't they remember how bad these games could be?
A "Final Fantasy VII" remake? The long-awaited "Shenmue 3"? Hold me.
When play feels like work, something's gone wrong.
History is written by the winners, and in the post-Dreamcast world, gaming has taken a turn toward the epic, militaristic, and cinematic approach. But to me, Sega's failed console will always be the best thing that ever happened to video games.