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Shenmue Chat / Re: Shenmue 3D Printing
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:21:43 PM »
Scale model of the Hazuki residence.  That would be neat.

Campaign News / Re: Yu Suzuki interview with
« on: February 22, 2016, 07:34:53 PM »
Great to see such a positive story from Red Bull.  Perhaps a Shenmue themed kart at the next Red Bull Soap Box races? Joy and Ryo on a motorcycle?  ;D

I hate to be picky though - the story does have a few inaccuracies. 20 years old...hmm well closeish.  Developed in the 90s...Well obviously  :-\ Sorry I'm turning it to such a fan boy these days!

Shenmue Chat / Re: So I've deactivated my AutoTweet..Is that cool?
« on: June 19, 2015, 11:11:41 PM »
Of course, one more tweet at least while the campaign to raise more money for the kickstarter is on!

Thanks for your response.

Shenmue Chat / Re: The Campaign going forward
« on: June 19, 2015, 01:04:39 AM »
Ah! Good point...!

Shenmue Chat / So I've deactivated my AutoTweet..Is that cool?
« on: June 18, 2015, 08:39:34 PM »
So after 16 months of Autotweeting "Let Ryo's Journey Continue!" from my twitter account, I've decided to put the AutoTweet on standby.  It's been a long road, but we can now enjoy the updates and discuss as we go along.  Hope that's cool with everyone?

I know there may be some saying "Lets fight for HD remasters of 1&2" and "Let's have a physical release of the PS4 edition" and some REALLY silly people saying "Let's have an XboxOne version", while people that should repent their sins are the ones saying "Cancel the Kickstarter and let Sony fund it". (By the way You. Yes YOU people make me sick!).  But I've already been promised a fantastic present for Yu and Sony.  I won't push for too much now.

Off Topic Chat / Re: Digitiser 2000!
« on: June 15, 2015, 10:29:35 AM »
I loved Digitiser.  Read it almost daily and had a couple of letters published.  Also joined someone's newsletter on the Supervision through it!

Campaign News / Re: The other legacy of Shenmue
« on: June 15, 2015, 10:26:06 AM »
I think the industry as a whole are much less prepared to take risks in this day and age.  A tried and tested formula will have no trouble securing the finances and assurance that they will generate enough revenue for sequels.  A new AAA console exclusive title would be much less likely to start with such an open ended setup IMO.  Shenmue wasn't just a victim of it's inability to shift enough units, there weren't enough Dreamcasts sold to give it the opportunity! With the big budget movie industry replicating this fact by playing it safe re-booting proven franchises rather than throw out new ideas at high cost - it seems like the whole entertainment field is now less prepared to play lucky hit on a new titles.  I think I read in a book about the making of Grand Theft Auto ("Jacked"), that once Sam Houser and co from Rockstar blew the world apart with GTA Vice City, they became one of the very few development studios who could command an almost unlimited development time-frame/investment with no pressure from their backers Take Two.  Money talks, and Shenmue was just a few years too early on a console that (should have, but) performed poorly sales-wise.  Risks, though, are fun and the best games come from risk takers! (sorry the question was about open ended games - I started with that and went on a tangent)  ::)

Campaign News / Re: Yu Suzuki back on Twitter
« on: June 15, 2015, 10:07:49 AM »
This picture, apparently taken at E3 along with Yu's recent return to Twitter, re-tweeting of a Rising Tiger's fan-film Suka High, not to mention the #SaveShenmue tags can only lead me to think that SOMETHING is happening behind the scenes!  We live in hope.  If not today then someday it will come!

Campaign News / Re: Insert Coin Chawan Sign Contest
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:46:09 PM »
Gonna convince the wife hat a trip to the harbour will be fun. :P

Love it, going to do it too!

Shenmue Chat / Re: one happy kitten
« on: July 19, 2014, 04:15:03 AM »
I've bought some tuna but don't know how to find the cat?  Help!

Campaign News / Re: July 3rd Tweetathon & Contest
« on: July 19, 2014, 04:12:11 AM »
But where it certainly expands on the scope of Twitter is the ability to collect capsule toys and care for a virtual kitten!
Worth it just for that feature alone. :D

I'll Second that!

Campaign News / Re: Welcome to!
« on: July 19, 2014, 03:33:18 AM »
I think my girlfriend will join just to feed the virtual kitten.  She took that part of the game VERY seriously - like 3 feeds a day seriously!

Campaign News / Re: Lisle Wilkerson contest winners!
« on: July 19, 2014, 03:31:13 AM »
Thank you for the support Lisle!  ;D

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