Kikizo interviews Yuji Naka

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  1. Phos

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    Okay, if Yuji Naka acknowledged about MJ and Sonic 3, something really funny is going on. While there might be not much left to talk about, what I really want to know is why they're treating it as some kind of game? It doesn't sound like they're being suppressed by something legal at all, they're just hesitant to tell us anything.

    Let's actually hope Naka has a chance to tell us more about Sonic someday. :(
     
  3. Sik

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    OK, this part got me:
    But this part got me more:
    That one right after the MJ questions including a link to Qjimbo's video. Coincidence?
     
  4. Ollie

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    Surely this means that there is at least something behind this topic... Right? ....Right!?
     
  5. Overlord

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    More that likely Sega still doesn't want to be linked to a man who everybody thinks is a paedophile...
     
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    There goes any hope I may have had of working at Wavemaster :P
     
  7. Qjimbo

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    Howard Drossin, Roger Hector, and the elusive Sciricco confirmed MJs involvement at very different points in time. I don't believe there was ever a question about that, it was moreso whether or not any of the music made it into the game. In fact didn't hirokazu yasuhara mention something of it at some point?

    MJ's involvement and scandal was a huge part of how Howard Drossin ended up writing what little he did for Sonic 3 in the first place, as he was brought by Hector as the backup plan.

    It is kindof odd that Jun Senoue and Yuji Naka try to avoid the subject though.
     
  9. Scarred Sun

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    Welp, this.
    I think in the case of Senoue and Naka, their NDAs probably are still binding from that time. Thus the "one day!" sentiment. The others don't have as much to lose, as their involvement with Sega has essentially ended.
     
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    I'd recently read a transcript of the chat with Howard Drossin at SAGE '08, and from what I'd read, he said that SEGA planned to hire MJ for the compositions, but after they caught word of his sex scandal, they quickly rethought their decision. Jackson never got to work on any of the songs. The similarities in the S3 music and MJ's music were coincidences.
     
  11. Qjimbo

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    I'm sorry but no. The fact is the credits for the music in Sonic 3 is MJs team, not to mention the A0 sample seals the deal.
     
  12. Sik

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    Besides Michael Jackson's composing team aren't MJ himself. Nobody would think in MJ if his team was listed.
     
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    This, the fact that Sonic 3 actually has downsampled clips taken directly out of MJs music is more solid than most of the so called evidence that has come up in recent days. They were lazy clips too, you still hear the JAM in the clip.

    Edit: Since this thread is inadvertedly spinning off into another MJ discussion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTgBy1B-J40 sounds like Sonic 3 Credits. I never noticed this before. I wonder if there might be greater reasons why Jun wont speak of MJs involvement
     
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    I have to say, its a bit odd that Naka and others cannot talk about MJ's exact involvement 17 years after the game's release and with MJ no longer with us. But I am assuming there is something agreed behind the scenes at Sega so its just one of them things that has to come out in due time.

    The one bit of evidence that confirms MJ's involvement for me, is the use of Sonic 3's Ending theme as a base for Stranger In Moscow.
    <a href="http://www.vg247.com/2009/12/03/michael-jackson-was-a-composer-for-sonic-3-soundtrack/" target="_blank">http://www.vg247.com/2009/12/03/michael-ja...c-3-soundtrack/</a>

    The above article mentions Michael asked Brad to help with the composition in Sonic 3, and legally, MJ and his team have enough rights over the music in Sonic 3 to reuse them in other productions. If only we could confirm which of the other tracks were by MJ and his team...

    (Sorry, posted this here by mistake, didnt mean to revive the thread)
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=276362:date=Feb 5 2009, 12:58 PM:name=Shadix)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Shadix @ Feb 5 2009, 12:58 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=276362"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->They were lazy clips too, you still hear the JAM in the clip.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Listening to the audio link posted above, you can hear the 'JAM', but in the game itself, you can't. just tried with Mega Collection, as well as looking around, so I'm not sure where that audio file comes from- my guess is that someone tried to show similarities by recording it, and then confused it with the actual file.
     
  16. It's there. If you need more proof, the individual samples have been extracted/recorded from the game and uploaded somewhere.

    Also, Mega Collection's (and all the compilations') emulation is inaccurate, so don't use it as a source.
     
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    Oh, of course, I was well aware of the innaccuracies, I just never owned Sonic 3 on the Megadrive so I couldn't reference that. I did look on Youtube, as well as high quality recordings of the game music itself from various files I've gathered over the years and couldn't hear it :psyduck: