The Student Has Become the Master: Why Yakuza Is Better Than Shenmue

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.


Exploring the Strange World of ‘Shenmue’ Fandom

The Shenmue community is one of the greatest in gaming, trading comedy memes, supporting their favourite series anyway they can, and writing rock opera records. Obviously.


I’ll Never Love a Console Like I Loved the SEGA Dreamcast

SEGA's swansong console was ahead of its time, but its amazing games were eclipsed by the super-hyped PlayStation 2.


British Gamers Are Buying SEGA’s Long-Dead Dreamcast Again

It's because of 'Shenmue 3', mainly. But also, probably, because they were rad.


The 21 Video Games of VICE’s Lifetime That You Really Should Have Played

A great bunch of games, really. You probably like a lot of them, too.


Hold the ‘Shenmue 3’ Hype – Weren’t the Earlier Games Actually a Bit Shit?

The reveal of 'Shenmue 3' turned men into runny-eyed babies, but don't they remember how bad these games could be?


Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference Was Like Gamer Fan Fiction Made Real

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit... Hold me.


Having a Job in a Video Game Is Just as Dull as Real Life

Some games give your character a job. But just as in real life, these can be mind-numbingly boring.


The Sega Dreamcast Was Weird, Fun and Gone Too Soon

To me, Sega's failed console will always be the best thing that ever happened to video games.