Discussion in 'Announcements' started by TimmiT, Apr 1, 2013.
Read all about it here.
WTF?! NOOOO!!!! I didn't approve this! Goddamn George making deals behind my back. How much money did you give him? I'll bet you told him Sonic secrets in exchange for a partnership.
"Psst! George! Sonic Dimensions? It's real!"
I saw this picture on the home page:
Never thought of trying that =P
Hopefully it'll increase activity in the Sega Retro wiki. It might, if the wiki isn't tied to the trial membership that the Sonic Retro wiki is. Otherwise, the activity might not go up that much. Right now alot of new pages are being created, which is time consuming. That'll set up the pages for future wiki editors to expand on pages, assuming they don't have to go through trial membership, which can be tough to get.
April Foolin' aside, this was something I proposed to SS: we (at SEGAbits) would call out select games (culled from SEGA Retro) in a monthly or bi-weekly feature similar to Racketboy's Together Retro: http://www.racketboy.com/together-retro
A short article would describe the game and its history, users would be directed to the info page for the game to learn more (and contribute info to it) and we'd have a community book club sort of deal where we would all play the featured game, discuss it in the forums, and then after the 2 weeks or month we'd present a follow-up article sharing select forum comments.
Maybe call it "SEGA Retro Club" or something.
Also, retro reviews can be written specifically to call out more obscure titles.
I welcome any ideas people might have for integration and tying the two sides together.
I, for one, welcome our new SEGAbits overlords friends. They're a great bunch! :v:
Seems to be a bit of a running joke here now, announcing things like this on April Fools Day. Sega Retro itself was announced as part of an April Fools joke, I'm sure a lot of us remember.
Still waiting on a Sega Retro forum skin, by the way.
Indeed I remember when Sega Retro was announced. I'm a horrible person as I've never looked at SEGAbits until this announcement. :\ I should check them out more often. :v:
As an aside, SegaBits and Sega Retro are about the same age.
Interesting to think that four years ago, neither site existed, but today, one is potentially the best Sega news site on the net, and the other is potentially the best Sega database on the net. I'd say that's pretty good going.
Thanks! We're glad to meet new underlings friends as well and hope to see what the next few months at most future holds for SEGAbits X SEGA Retro
No worries, we have over 3 years of content there to keep you busy. Might I recommend the original content?
Very good point, we noted that while talking with the Sonic Retro folks. "potentially the best Sega news site on the net"? What a nice thing to say! Thanks! Really, we just make a SEGA site that we would want to visit, and not half ass stuff (unless of course we're too busy and put it on the to-do list).
*edit* just ignore that, sorry
Maybe yesterday (ie. April Fools Day) Sonic Retro could've been renamed back to 'Sonic 2 Beta' just for kicks - too late now obviously.
So Sega Retro is "not for resale", but SEGAbits has no such restriction...
I'm OK with this.
Has a modern day used game store ever denied a customer from trying to sell their copy of Sonic 1 with the NOT FOR RESALE cover?
Perhaps the Not for Resale was meant for stores that might think to take out the cartridge out of the console box and try to sell it seperately. I dunno if any stores ever did that, but that could be the reason.
Good point, that was probably it. Because I can't see anything being illegal about buying a model 1 with Sonic 1 included, then heading to the store to sell the game.
"Not for Resale" does, in fact, mean that the game is not supposed to be sold separately from the original console. It's used for bundled games, e.g. Sonic 1 and 2, and also some games included with Dreamcasts.
The console manufacturers probably only enforce this for new games, since they can't do anything about it once the game's sold (first sale doctrine). Hence, reselling "Not for Resale" games afterwards isn't an issue.
About time we did something with our end of the bargain, Barry is now a front page writer: http://www.sonicretro.org/2013/10/an-introduction-and-a-confession-from-barry-the-nomad/
Do I get a site staff banner? :v:
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