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"Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Fri 21 Apr 08:07post reply

Namco recently announced Ridge Racer 7 for the PS3 (http://ps3.ign.com/articles/702/702300p1.html)...and now I'm wondering about the other arcade racing powerhouse: Sega. I'm wondering if Sega is getting away from Arcade racing. Yes, I know Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast comes out next week (and I am getting it), and I know Sega Rally 2006 came out not too long ago in Japan (no US release has been announced). But other than that, I haven't seen any new Sega arcade racers...it's been 2 years since Outrun2 SP arcase... and almost 8 since Daytona 2 was released. I fear Sega Racing is dead...

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"Re(1):Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Fri 21 Apr 10:34:post reply

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Namco recently announced Ridge Racer 7 for the PS3 (http://ps3.ign.com/articles/702/702300p1.html)...and now I'm wondering about the other arcade racing powerhouse: Sega. I'm wondering if Sega is getting away from Arcade racing. Yes, I know Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast comes out next week (and I am getting it), and I know Sega Rally 2006 came out not too long ago in Japan (no US release has been announced). But other than that, I haven't seen any new Sega arcade racers...it's been 2 years since Outrun2 SP arcase... and almost 8 since Daytona 2 was released. I fear Sega Racing is dead...

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What?! A new Sega Rally game is out? Where? How? Screenshots? Info? Please!

Update: I checked some SR screenshots, doesn`t look very impressive; maybe I should see it in motion.





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"Re(1):Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Fri 21 Apr 15:22post reply

All racing games were dead for me once I learned how to drive a car. I've never understood the joy of racing games. I'd rather crash bumper boats or even go carts than play a racing game. Are racing games even popular in asia? When I was in Hong Kong awhile ago I went to quite a few arcades and saw almost no racing games. There was this cool nose picking game though...





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"Re(2):Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Fri 21 Apr 15:46post reply

If it wasn't for Virtua Fighter 5, I'd wonder if Sega was dead.

Combine that with decreased arcade interest in general, and I think that explains the situation. It seems like the only racing games people play are the Initial D ones. Well, that's all I see.





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"Re(3):Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Fri 21 Apr 17:09post reply

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If it wasn't for Virtua Fighter 5, I'd wonder if Sega was dead.

Combine that with decreased arcade interest in general, and I think that explains the situation. It seems like the only racing games people play are the Initial D ones. Well, that's all I see.



But the Initial D arcade games were made by Sega weren't they? So I guess Sega arcade racing isn't dead.





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"Re(4):Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Fri 21 Apr 19:09post reply

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But the Initial D arcade games were made by Sega weren't they? So I guess Sega arcade racing isn't dead.



Yeah, but not Maximum Tune 2, which is the only recent one, to my knowledge.

I don't know. I don't know anything abour racing games OR Initial D. Actually, I don't know if Wangan Midnight MT is even Initial D related, though it has the same artist and it's about cars...so if it isn't...that's kinda sad.





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"Re(5):Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Fri 21 Apr 19:48post reply

Well whatever you know, I know even less so I suppose I can't say much. I didn't even know they'd stopped making Initial D games since every time I looked at those things there was a new subtitle.





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"Re(6):Is Sega Arcade Racing Dead?!?" , posted Sat 22 Apr 07:31post reply

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Well whatever you know, I know even less so I suppose I can't say much. I didn't even know they'd stopped making Initial D games since every time I looked at those things there was a new subtitle.



I forgot about Initial D... I never liked the series.





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