Renato grew up a SEGA kid in Brazil and pretended to be SEGA's CEO at a young age. His love for the company only grew stronger with time and he ended up working with the blue brand in a PR and communications capacity. Eventually, Renato founded Masamune, a PR, marketing and communications agency. To this day, he maintains a healthy relationship with SEGA helping the company reach the Brazilian market with their games.
This week we're celebrating the 30th anniversary of a series that's been synonymous with SEGA since its inception: ToeJam & Earl. I've invited some of our homies from the SEGA community to share their memories of these thirty years and their hopes for the future of the funky alien duo from Funkotron. There's lots of that and music. I mean it. Glorious music.
For the last summer game suggestion of 2021, returning guest Renato Almeida picked California Games, aka Jogos de Verão, as it was known in his country, Brazil. We're closing this summer series in style with an actual summer game. What are the odds?!
Our mid-season finale focuses on Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, a remake of the Master System classic developed by Jankenteam and published by Merge Games. Since the game is now out, I invited some friends over to chat about our thoughts on the game. Joining me for this round table are Manuel Melgar, aka Köpke, Renato Almeida and Graham Cookson. If you're still wondering if you should get the game or not, I hope this episode helps.
This week's episode of The SEGA Lounge is a very special one as we look back at 35 years of Alex Kidd. 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Alex Kidd in Miracle World and I thought the best way to celebrate the occasion would be to invite some of my friends from the community to share their memories of past games and their expectations toward the future of the series.
We're back with the second part of my chat with Renato Almeida. Not only do you get the conclusion of The SEGA Lounge Challenge but some fun stories about Renato's company and how he met SEGA's CEO.
This week we have the first of two episodes with the fantastic Renato Almeida, a long-time SEGA fan from Brazil, who went from pretending to be the CEO of the company as a kid to actually working with SEGA. This week, we're going back to a time when SEGA dominated the Brazilian gaming scene and Renato will take us through how his passion for the blue company started. We'll also have the first half of The SEGA Lounge Challenge.