Thursday, 8 March 2012


For no other reason than his first name being the same as Hazuki-san's Ryo Miyaichi is one of my favourite players on FIFA 12.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

GAME going Bust?

Check out this article:
The Telegraph - GAME falls out with EA

Although this has nothing to do with Shenmue, it is really interesting. It makes me wonder if this is the end for big name computer game retailers on the high street. Only time will tell I suppose, but no doubt this represents the wider shift of consumers to online companies that we have seen happen to other media industries throughout the recession.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Shenmue Saturn

We all know how good Shenmue was for the Dreamcast, but did you know that the game was originally planned as a Sega Saturn release?

It feels really bizarre seeing the same scenes designed for more primitive technology, but at the same time kind of cool.....Still, I'm glad the game made its way on to the Dreamcast instead. 

Friday, 17 February 2012

Have a Jet Cola

Watching this is making me thirsty.......

I hope that one day, I will learn how to drink an entire can of coke in two gulps. It's one of my ultimate goals in life.

Yu Suzuki Interview

If you want Shenmue III and you haven't seen this yet, you need to:

 It shows Yu Suzuki had/has a very specific plan for Shenmue, and his secrecy over the whole project (even after all this time) surely shows that he himself holds hope for the completion of the series. 

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A Few Thoughts

Hello and welcome.

As a long term fan of the Shenmue saga, I feel it is important to keep the Shenmue III flame burning, and that is why I have created this page.

For me, at the time I never really understood how the two games never achieved the potential commercial success that I personally believed they warranted. However when you put this into context with the poor sales of the Dreamcast, it becomes harrowingly clear that the games were destined to fail from the start.

According to IGN, in order to cover the reported $70 million (£45 million) production costs, every single Dreamcast owner worldwide would have had to purchase the game twice over. Although this has since been discredited by Yu Suzuki's recent announcement that the two games cost a total of $47 million-that still would mean that each Dreamcast owner would have had to buy almost 1.5 copies.

It would have been interesting to see how the series would have turned out had it not been doomed (sales-wise) from the start.