Happy 30th anniversary, Sonic the Hedgehog! To celebrate, we invited TitansCreed and TheBritishAndy to bring along some friends (GreenViper8, Bryce, ZephyrFloofyDerg and Garrulous64) and go head-to-head in a Sonical edition of The SEGA Lounge Challenge. Pick a team, play along and see if you can do better than Team Final Hazard or Team Wisp.
As Sonic's 30th anniversary approaches, we start our celebrations a week early by welcoming to the Lounge Dave Bulmer and Chris McFeely, hosts of Sonic the Comic the Podcast.
We're back for another show and this time KC is joined by XBuster, of the Monster World Mania community. Listen to a great chat and learn more about how he got into the Wonder Boy/Monster World series and what really makes it appealing to him.
The amazing Tyler Esposito of the My Retro Life channel is back this week so we can catch up after our last conversation on episode 7 of the show back in 2014. We go over his experiences with gaming, YouTube, and why SEGA is so special to him. It's a conversation you don't want to miss!
This week, The SEGA Lounge reaches 150 episodes! Thank you very much for your continued support. Join KC as he sits down with Russ, the man behind the blog and YouTube channel Retro Game Corps, and learn more about his background as a gamer and where his love for retrogaming and handhelds comes from.
Entering the Lounge this week is Portuguese YouTuber and gamer, Johnny Retro, host of the Retro Raider show. Listen as he discusses his first experiences with video games at an early age and feel for him as he suffers through our usual challenge.
This week's guest is none other than streamer and Sonic speedrunner, Argick. Listen to a chat where he shares his beginnings with video games and the speedrunning scene and finds out how much of a SEGA fan he really is.
Joining KC this week is the winner of RadioSEGA's Fan Choice Remix of the Year 2020 award, Alec 'Iceferno' Brooke. Iceferno shares his experiences with both video games and their music and uses all of his knowledge in a musical quiz.
This week, KC sits down with his long-time collaborator and friend, Manuel García Melgar, who's been working on art assets for The SEGA Lounge and RadioSEGA for several years now. Find out more about this incredibly talented SEGA fan.
This week, I'm joined on the Lounge by the amazing Tom Campbell. Radio presenter, part of the Cultaholic Wrestling website and YouTube channel and, most importantly I'd say, Sonic the Hedgehog fan. As you probably know, everyone's favorite blue hedgehog is turning 30 next year and Tom decided a good way to celebrate that was to put together an audio documentary about the games, the cartoons, the comic books and the fans that make the blue blur such a beloved character. This has been one of the best times I ever had recording an interview and that's saying a lot so I do hope you enjoy getting to know the legend that is Tom Campbell.
This week, I’m joined on The SEGA Lounge by Riku Rose, chairman of The Tojo Dojo, a recent but great resource for all your Yakuza and Shenmue needs. Created earlier this year, it’s grown in support on social media and has been sharing memes and news related to, mostly, the Yakuza franchise. It was really nice to get to know Riku Rose and put his love for SEGA to the test in another hard as nails challenge.
This week, I'm incredibly honored to be joined by the current co-owners of Shenmue Dojo, the most prominent online resource for Shenmue news, info and more, and also the most active community. The Dojo turned 20 years old earlier this month, which is in and of itself an achievement, but when you add to that the importance of its community (and others, of course) to the evolution of the Shenmue series, it's an even bigger deal. I've had the pleasure of sitting down with James Brown, aka SkillJim, and Matt Oliver, and what follows is a longer than usual episode of The SEGA Lounge, but also one that was certainly a pleasure to record as it's not very often that I get to have fellow Shenmue enthusiasts on the show. They also address the ongoing, yet already funded, Kickstarter project for Shenmue World, a fanmade magazine focused on Shenmue. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed recording it.
In the distant year of 2013, I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Davies, a programmer, SEGA fan, and the creator of RetroAchievements, a project that intended to add achievements to old games. This week, I'm joined on The SEGA Lounge by Meleu, a staffer over at RetroAchievements. We talk about the site's inception, Meleu's work with the RA community and what's in store for the future. Do you love collecting trophies or achievements in modern games? Ever wished you could get achievements in your favorite retro games? Keep listening to find out how you can make that happen thanks to RetroAchievements.
This week's episode is focused on another big Sonic community event: the Sonic Hacking Contest 2020, taking place between Monday, October 26th and Sunday, November 1st. Spanner of the SHC team joins me on the show this week to discuss the history of the event and what we can expect from both the Contest and Expo sides of it this year. If you're into playing Sonic hacks and mods, keep listening.
This week's guest is the amazing Bex Trista, aka TristaBytes. Presenter, interviewer, gamer, voice actor... You name it, she can probably do it. Trista hails from the UK and is well-known for her YouTube and more recently Twitch channels and she is a very entertaining person. Whenever you drop by her Twitch streams you'll be greeted with tea, biscuits and stickers and she's a delight to watch as she covers everything gaming, comic book, movie and TV related. And much more. Listen to this episode to find out more about her journey and see how she fares against one of the most brutal SEGA Lounge Challenges to date.