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Old 05-18-2004, 09:48 AM   #1
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Sega news (merger & profit)

I am too lazy right now to write, so here are the links:

Sega tripples profit

Sega Sammy Holding

I got both those news through Gamefront.de - they deserve some credit!
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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In otherwords it's the end of SEGA, hope no one was hoping they'll re-enter the console business because that ain't gonna happen now if Sammy are gonna hold 95% of the new company, lol.
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:56 AM   #3
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To be honest first I was kinda sad/mad about that whole Sammy overtaking thing (not that one now, but from the beginning). By now I think there might be a bright future for Sega ahead. Let's just hope they keep up the R&D depts. as they are now...
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:28 AM   #4
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gamefront.de just posted an update, saying that the R&D depts. will be joining Sega as of the 01. July. The R&D depts. had been "outsourced" (don't know what the english word is... ) sometime last year.
They want to reduce cost and make the R&D depts. more effective, also they want to concentrate people on important titles.
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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At first, last year, when I heard the rumors I was concerned that Sega might become extinct. But then, I got to thinking about it. Ever since the Genesis, Sega's management has made some incredible mistakes and really did not live up to their potential. I can only hope that under Sammy's ownership, they finally become what they always should have been.
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Old 05-18-2004, 04:25 PM   #6
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I still don`t like the merger. That mean sammy will keep sega from making any games for the GC. :annoyed:
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Old 05-18-2004, 05:22 PM   #7
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Indeed. All Sammy games have been either on the PS2/X-Box mostly the PS2 until recently.
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Old 05-18-2004, 06:08 PM   #8
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If Sammy doesn't give development enough leisure to develop for the system of their choice then talent will start to leave the company. I'm sure Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft would be quite happy to pick up talent like Yu Suzuki and Yuji Naka. Sammy wants Sega to have a strong arcade focus (which is where they have done well lately). Other than that, I doubt much will change. The kind of Sega games you have gotten on Gamecube will be the kind you still get, and the same for X-box and PS2.
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Old 05-19-2004, 11:53 AM   #9
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I still have a bad feeling about this.
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Old 05-19-2004, 02:12 PM   #10
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As for SEGA's Profit yay for them!

But Im also haveing really bad feelings about this,
For one Sammy are in dept,

Also SEGA has been a well known and Classic Company to most of us though
the years Its helped make us game Gamers we are today.
and the name SEGA should not be changed, Im sure most house holds
across Eurpoe America and Japan all know of SEGA in one way of another
Suddenly Sammy comes and changed the name and everyone gets confused.

SEGA should not be tampered with, I liked the Idear of the Merge..
But Sammy shouldnt try to be controling over SEGA.
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Old 05-20-2004, 12:55 AM   #11
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sammy is gona turn sega into an arcade game focusing company, which is bad for any console gamer...
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:30 PM   #12
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Yeah! I don't like this at all. I hope this is not a hostile take-over, and that Sega and its employees get all the money they righteously deserved from this deal. Some companies claimed to combine their business, but these are just schemes to eventually take over a company later on and not have to pay what the shares are originally worth.
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