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Swingin’ Report Show #95: Developer Kiyoshi Okuma – World Series Baseball 2K2, Gauntlet Legends, Strike Blazinger

Game developer Kiyoshi Okuma joins us on this episode of the SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show podcast to discuss his work on N64, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC games. Kiyoshi has worked on games that include World Series Baseball 2K2, Gauntlet Legends, The Sims 2 as well as the upcoming Strike Blazinger! Want more information … Continued

Oct 09, 2019
Swingin’ Report Show #94: Bitmap Books founder Sam Dyer – SEGA Master System: a visual compendium

On this episode of the SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show podcast, Barry is joined by Sam Dyer, the founder of Bitmap Books, to discuss SEGA Master System: a visual compendium which releases June 17th, 2019. You can buy a copy of the book for yourself right here! If you want to support this type of content, … Continued

Jun 13, 2019
Swingin’ Report Show #93: Tanglewood Creator Matt Phillips – Indie SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive Game

On this SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show podcast Barry is joined by Aki-At, developer of indie game Brock Crocodile, site contributor and one of the original three Swingin’ Report Show hosts, to interview Matt Phillips the creator of the Mega Drive/Genesis indie game Tanglewood. Matt’s past experience includes work at Traveller’s Tales, Crytek and Deep Silver … Continued

Oct 12, 2018
Swingin’ Report Show #92: Sonic The Hedgehog Author Kiel Phegley

On this Swingin’ Report Show, Barry talks with Kiel Phegley. Kiel is the author of “Sonic and the Tales of Terror” and the Sonic The Hedgehog “Race Against Chaos Sticker Activity Book”, and is a freelance author who has worked with Penguin Random House and Marvel. Kiel is currently is a professor teaching writing and … Continued

Oct 04, 2018
Swingin’ Report Show #91: The SEGA Arcade Revolution with SEGA-16.com’s Ken Horowitz

On this episode of the Swingin’ Report Show, SEGA-16.com’s Ken Horowitz talks about his new book “The SEGA Arcade Revolution”. Ken walks through the history of SEGA arcade machines from the 1950s to today, highlighting key releases and discussing firsthand interviews he held with SEGA staff from the glory years. Order “The SEGA Arcade Revolution”, … Continued

Jul 25, 2018
Swingin’ Report Show #90: Game Designer and International Video Game Hall of Fame Inductee Chris Tang

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show is back with returning guest Chris Tang! Chris is a game designer and gaming tournament champion, and was recently inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame. SEGA fans know Chris as the winner of SEGA’s Sonic & Knuckles Rock the Rock competition in 1994, and before that Chris … Continued

Dec 21, 2017
Swingin’ Report Show #89: Sonic Mania – Tee Lopes, Composer Interview

On this episode we chat with Tee Lopes, composer for Sonic Mania, who answers our burning questions about his career before working on a SEGA game, how he landed the Sonic Mania job, and how one goes about composing for video games. We also try to get some soundtrack secrets out of him, and we’ll let you … Continued

Sep 13, 2017
Swingin’ Report Show #88: Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition – Screaming Villains, Developer Interview

In this episode we are joined by Tyler of Screaming Villains, who is developing the upcoming Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition set to release to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PCs, with a limited physical run exclusive to the PS4. Tyler discusses how the project began, how the game differs from the SEGA CD … Continued

Jun 28, 2017
Swingin’ Report Show #87: Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book – Cook & Becker CEO Maarten Brands

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show is back, bringing you an interview with Maarten Brands, CEO of Cook & Becker who is behind the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book! In this, his first public interview talking about the book, Maarten goes into the history of the international art dealership Cook & Becker, how … Continued

May 10, 2017
Swingin’ Report Show #86: Strike Harbinger Game Designer and SEGA Tournament Champion Chris Tang

On this episode of the Swingin’ Report Show podcast, Barry sits down with game designer and gaming tournament champion Chris Tang at the Galloping Ghost Arcade’s SEGA Week. SEGA fans may know Chris best as the winner of SEGA’s Sonic & Knuckles Rock the Rock competition in 1994, and before that Chris was a finalist … Continued

May 03, 2016
Swingin’ Report Show #85: Interview with The Dreamcast Junkyard founder Tom Charnock

On this episode of the SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show we’re joined by Tom Charnock, founder of the The Dreamcast Junkyard and co-creator of The Dreamcast Junkyard: The Ultimate Collectors Guide. Tom talks to us about the creation of the information-packed collectors guide, the legal issues they faced, and what they are planning for future revisions … Continued

Feb 15, 2016
Swingin’ Report Show #84: Interview with SEGA-16.com founder Ken Horowitz

On this episode of the SEGAbits podcast, Barry and George are joined by Ken Horowitz, founder of SEGA-16.com and writer of the upcoming book Playing at the Next Level: A History of American Sega Games. Even if you don’t know his name, any SEGA fan with internet access has stumbled upon SEGA-16 to find a … Continued

Feb 01, 2016
Swingin’ Report Show #83: Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Developer Interview

Refresh your podcast playlists, because the SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show podcast is BACK! On this episode George and Barry are joined by Fabien Demeulenaere, Director of Game Atelier, the French game studio working on the upcoming Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom. If that title sounds familiar, it is because Monster Boy is both a … Continued

Jan 18, 2016
Swingin’ Report Show #82: Interview with Brian Silva of Visual Concepts, Midway, Accolade and more!

Video game designer and voice actor Brain Silva joins us on our latest episode to discuss his work on Bubsy and Bubsy II, Floigan Bros., Hydro Thunder, and H2Overdrive as well as many other games created during his time at Accolade, Visual Concepts, Midway, Blizzard Entertainment and Specular Interactive. Brian also discusses several unreleased games … Continued

Jul 24, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #81: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Countdown

Join George and Barry as they count down the final hour of the record breaking Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign! It has been as wild month, from the game’s E3 Sony stage announcement, to the ups and downs of Awesome Japan’s handling of the campaign. Hear our thoughts on how the Kickstarter was managed, the new … Continued

Jul 18, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #80: Interview with Aaron Webber, Sonic the Hedgehog PR & Social Media Manager

He’s back! After leaving SEGA of America in 2014, Aaron Webber has returned as the PR & Social Media Manager for the Sonic the Hedgehog brand. Since returning, Aaron has been making waves on the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, catching both fan and media attention with his sly wit and deep … Continued

Jul 02, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #79: Shenmue 3 E3 Reveal & Kickstarter

We’re still pinching ourselves, because we can’t believe this is real life. Yu Suzuki is finally set to make Shenmue 3, having just announced the long awaited game at E3 and launching a Kickstarter to fund the project this week. On this episode of the Swingin’ Report Show, George and Barry discuss their reactions to … Continued

Jun 20, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #78: Interview with Sam Mullen, Localization Producer, SEGA of America

On this episode of the SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show, we’re joined by SEGA of America Localization Producer Sam Mullen! In his role at SEGA, Sam has managed the localization process of several Japanese titles including Binary Domain, Rise of Nightmares, and the Hatsune Miku titles. Currently he is working on SEGA’s line of 3D Classics … Continued

May 09, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #77: Interview with Greg Johnson, co-creator of Toejam and Earl

Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove is a Kickstarter campaign from Greg Johnson, video game designer and co-founder of ToeJam & Earl Productions. On this week’s Swingin’ Report Show podcast, Greg joins us to talk about how he plans to bring the funky aliens back in a new game, and how he and Mark … Continued

Mar 06, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #76: Interview with Stealth, co-developer of Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Remastered

On this week’s SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show podcast, we’re joined by Stealth, who worked on the official recent remasterings of Sonic The Hedgehog CD, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 alongside fellow developer The Taxman. Stealth talks to us about how the remasters began development, the process of remaking classic Sonic titles, the … Continued

Feb 27, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #75: Interview with Lisle Wilkerson – Shenmue II, Virtua Fighter and Crazy Taxi voice actress

We celebrate 75 episodes in style on this week’s Swingin’ Report Show podcast! Joining us for an interview is Lisle Wilkerson, best known to SEGA fans for her voice work on Shenmue II, Virtua Fighter and Crazy Taxi. Learn what it’s like growing up in Japan and recording for some of SEGA’s greatest Dreamcast and … Continued

Feb 13, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #74: Drift Stage – Interview with Super Systems Softworks

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show returns for 2015, featuring brand new interviews with talented people connected to and inspired by SEGA! On our 74th show we’re joined by Super Systems Softworks, developers of the 80s and 90s inspired racer Drift Stage. Chase Pettit (Programmer), Charles Blanchard (Art), and Hugh Myrone (Music) talk about the genesis … Continued

Jan 21, 2015
Swingin’ Report Show #73: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Interview with Mat Kraemer of Sanzaru Games

This week on the Swingin’ Report Show podcast Barry and George are joined by Mat Kraemer, Lead Designer at Sanzaru Games, developer of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS. Topics covered include the development process of the handheld title, how Sanzaru interacted with various teams including the TV show crew and the team … Continued

Nov 18, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #72: Halloween Special featuring The SEGA Fall Lineup

Fall is in the air, the leaves are changing color and new console and PC games are releasing from SEGA! This week on the Swingin’ Report Show podcast, George and Barry look back on SEGA’s scariest games, and discuss the latest current and upcoming SEGA titles. We discuss why The House of the Dead has … Continued

Oct 31, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #71: Phantasy Star Online with Susan Arendt & James Mielke

Dreamcast Month comes to an end at SEGAbits with a special episode of the Swingin’ Report Show podcast in which we celebrate one of the most memorable Dreamcast games – Phantasy Star Online. Joining Barry and George on this episode are two gaming industry greats! Taking a telepipe to the Pioneer 2 is Susan Arendt … Continued

Sep 30, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #70: SEGA Dreamcast 15th Anniversary Special with The Dreamcast Junkyard

This week on the SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show podcast, Barry and George celebrate 15 years of the SEGA Dreamcast with Tomleecee and Aaron aka The Gagaman of The Dreamcast Junkyard. Being from the UK, Tom and Aaron bring the unique perspective of what the SEGA Dreamcast launch was like in Europe. Topics include UK marketing, … Continued

Sep 12, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #69: Night Trap ReVamped with Digital Pictures Co-Founder Tom Zito

Digital Pictures was a pioneer in the world of interactive full motion video, bringing a cinematic feel to games at a time when players were used to two dimensional sprites. Their titles, which included Night Trap, Sewer Shark, Corpse Killer, Supreme Warrior, the Make My Video series, and many more, spanned a number of genres … Continued

Aug 22, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #68: Indie SEGA Dreamcast interview with the Elysian Shadows Team – Kickstarter Edition

The team behind the indie RPG Elysian Shadows returns to the Swingin’ Report Show following the launch of their Kickstarter. As discussed in early June, the game is heading to the SEGA Dreamcast, but this time the team has many more details and ideas for the beloved SEGA console. Check out our interview to hear … Continued

Aug 06, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #67: Mega-Bit Figures Inspired by SEGA Genesis Interview

This week on the Swingin’ Report Show podcast, Barry and George are joined by Nate Mitchell – head of Squid Kids Ink and creator of the So Analog line of figures featuring old entertainment media with eyes, arms, and legs. Nate’s latest project is Mega-Bit, a SEGA Genesis game cartridge inspired line of So Analog … Continued

Jul 16, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #66: Interview with Roger Craig Smith, voice of Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more!

  This week on the Swingin’ Report Show, hosts Barry and George welcome a guest who has helped shape the sound of SEGA’s speedy mascot – Roger Craig Smith, voice actor of Sonic the Hedgehog! Roger is also well known for voicing Batman, Captain America, Chris Redfield, Ezio Auditore, and more. Recent projects include Batman: … Continued

Jul 09, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #65: TooManyGames 2014 Gaming Convention Wrap-Up

Last week’s assault on TooManyGames in Oaks, PA was a big success! Our panel, “Surviving the Dreamcast Apocalypse: SEGA Fans in the 21st Century”, was packed to the point of standing room only. The panel itself went very well, with a great round table conversation about the Dreamcast’s demise and SEGA’s future, an exciting new … Continued

Jul 04, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #64: E3 2014 Special

This week we are chatting all about SEGA/Atlus’ presence at E3 2014. We talk all about the SEGA software including what we thought about our hands on with Sonic Boom video games, Alien Isolation and even the Nintendo published Bayonetta 2. On the Atlus side we talk about playing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Citizens of … Continued

Jun 13, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #63: Indie SEGA Dreamcast interview with the Elysian Shadows Team

Had a chance to  chat with the developers behind the upcoming indie Dreamcast title Elysian Shadows. Lots of exclusive bits of information dropped including characters that will be in the game, differences between versions and much more. If you have been wanting to know more about this game, this is definitely the podcast to listen to. … Continued

Jun 07, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #62: Console Wars with Tom Kalinske – SEGA of America’s President (’90-’96)

This is it! Our third Console Wars focused episode of the Swingin’ Report Show in which we speak with the man himself, SEGA of America’s former President Tom Kalinske! Tom has an amazing history with the toy and game industry. Before his years with SEGA, Tom served as President and CEO of Mattel, reviving the … Continued

May 23, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #61: Console Wars Release Day Party with Author Blake J. Harris

Happy Console Wars release day! That’s right, the long talked about book “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation” by Blake J. Harris is now available to purchase anywhere where books are sold. For this week’s podcast, the book’s author Blake J. Harris joined Barry and George to talk about his … Continued

May 13, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #60: Console Wars with Al Nilsen, SEGA’s Director of Marketing (’89-’93)

The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show is back, and boy do we have a special episode for you! Joining us for our 60th episode is Al Nilsen, SEGA of America’s Director of Marketing from 1989 through 1993. Al and his team were behind everything from the early days of the SEGA Genesis, including promoting the famous … Continued

May 05, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #59: Sonic’s SEGA Genesis Spin-off Special

The triple threat of George, Barry, and Bartman sit down for a round table discussion of Sonic the Hedgehog’s lesser appreciated SEGA Genesis titles: the spin-offs. We cover it all! From Dr. “don’t-call-him-Eggman-yet” Robotnik’s breakout role in Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, to Sonic’s transition from platforming icon to pinball with arms and legs in … Continued

Apr 04, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #58: Streets of Rage Special with Darren Wall

SEGA Genesis Month continues as Darren Wall, the man behind the successfully funded and coming soon “SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works” book, returns to the Swingin’ Report Show to update Barry and George on his project’s progress! One exciting bit of news is the reveal that David Rosen, co-founder of SEGA, has been interviewed for … Continued

Mar 18, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #57: Interview with WaterMelon Video Games President Tulio Gonçalves

SEGA Genesis month is in full swing, and Barry and George bring you our first podcast of the month which proudly features our special guest Tulio Gonçalves, president of WaterMelon Video Games! You may recognize WaterMelon as the developer of the phenomenal Genesis/Mega Drive RPG Pier Solar, released in 2010. Coming later this year is … Continued

Mar 11, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #56: Interview with Sonic Boom Producer Stephen Frost

  Hot on the heels of the reveal of the new Western television series and video game Sonic Boom, SEGA of America producer Stephen Frost sat down with Swingin’ Report Show hosts Barry and George, as well as David of Sonic Retro, to discuss all things speedy and blue. In this hour long discussion we … Continued

Feb 25, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #55: Localize It! with Segalization

This week’s episode is a special one, as Barry and George reunite to talk with Draikin and InTheSky of the SEGAbits partner site Segalization – a fan campaign dedicated to promoting the localization of SEGA games. While Western SEGA fans have enjoyed a number of great releases over the past few years, there are several … Continued

Feb 11, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #54: SEGA Retro Talk with GameSpot editor Peter Brown

  The SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show is back for 2014, and boy do we have a good show for you! SEGAbits editor/writer Barry the Nomad and SEGAbits writer, Sonic Talk host, and Sonic Stadium writer Jason aka Shigs are joined by GameSpot editor Peter Brown for a retro themed round table discussion. Peter shares how … Continued

Jan 28, 2014
Swingin’ Report Show #53: SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works Interview with Darren Wall

Welcome to the Swingin’ Report Show! On this episode, George and Barry the Nomad interview Darren Wall from the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works Kickstarter! Listen to find out what you can expect in the full book (that has already been funded!). You can check the Kickstarter here to grab your own copy [Download] [RSS] … Continued

Nov 23, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #52: Lost in a Mega Drive World

The Swingin’ Report Show is back with your regular hosts George and Barry. This week we talk about the Mega Drive’s 25th Anniversary, Sonic Lost World, Aliens: Isolation and much more. Enjoy the show! [Download] [RSS] [iTunes] [Archive]

Nov 08, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #51: Atlus Sold

This week on the Swingin’ Report show George and Barry the Nomad are accompanied by Bartman (writer for Sonic Retro) where he talks about his time in Pax, we discuss SEGA now owning Atlus and our thoughts on Phantasy Star Nova! Tune in and tell us what you think! Hit the jump to see the … Continued

Sep 20, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #50: Dreamcast Birthday Bash with Francesca Reyes, Simon Cox, & Ricardo Torres

If you didn’t know, we here at SEGAbits are huge fans of the Official Dreamcast Magazine, so you know we totally geeked out knowing that Francesca Reyes (ODCM writer and OXM editor-in-chief) and Simon Cox (Editor-in-chief OCDM) were coming on the podcast. But that isn’t all, we also have a unique perspective coming from Ricardo Torres … Continued

Sep 07, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #49: SONiC into Dreams…

Hey, this week on the Swingin’ Report Show Barry the Nomad and George talk a lot about Sonic Lost World, the upcoming Castle of Illusions remake and of course the newly announced Yakuza: Ishin. So sit back, listen in and enjoy. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube or iTunes feed. [Download] [RSS] [iTunes] [Archive]

Aug 24, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #48: The SEGA Office

This week on the Swingin’ Report Show, Barry talks about his trip to SEGA of America offices, George whines about camping and of course we cover all your favorite SEGA news. Want to know all the topics we talk about? Hit the jump and check it out. [Download] [RSS] [iTunes] [Archive]

Jul 20, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #47: Project X Shenmue

This week on the show Barry and George talk about the future of the Shenmue franchise, their take on its future and of course Project X Zone, which recently came out. Besides that we cover your weekly news, for more on whats on the show check the show notes after the break. [Download] [RSS] [iTunes] … Continued

Jun 29, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #46: The Great Post E3 Babble On

This week on the Swingin’ Report Show we have a sort of crossover, Nuckles87 and Shigs from our other podcast; Sonic Talk join in to talk about their experience at E3. We talk about all the SEGA games, new consoles and our favorite games at E3 2013. Listen in and tell us what you think. … Continued

Jun 23, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #45: Hatsune Miku Pre-E3 Xtravaganza

Hello and welcome to another exciting episode of the Swingin’ Report Show. This week George and Barry the Nomad discuss all the usual pre-E3 talk, along with our first thoughts on Sonic Lost Worlds, Hatsune Miku coming west and much more. Hit the jump for show notes. [Download] [RSS] [iTunes] [Archive]

Jun 08, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #44: Raiders of the Lost World

Hey guys, we are back this week with special guest Bartman from Sonic Retro. This week we have a great show talking about Xbox One, Sonic Lost World and much more. Check out the show notes after the jump. Don’t forget to  subscribe to us on iTunes. Also, tell us what you think of the … Continued

May 25, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #43: Of Mice and Mobile Games

This week on the Swingin’ Report Show we have the startling George, the noble Barry the Nomad and the surprising Shigs (from Sonic Talk). This week we discuss mouses, zombie filled houses and a ton of other cute SEGA related bits. Sit back, hit play and enjoy the show! [Download] [RSS] [Archive]

Apr 27, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #42: Life, The Universe and Everything SEGA

Hey, another episode of the Swingin’ Report Show! On this episode me, Barry the Nomad and Nuckles 87 discuss games that blew our minds when we where fragile childern and how they hold up now that we are adult men. We also talk about that damn new SEGA Japan teaser, Sonic Dash and of course … Continued

Mar 23, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #41: Hot Dog! Curse of the Dead Bobcat

I don’t think we have ever had so many people on a single podcast before. This week me (George), Barry the Nomad and A.J (from My Life With SEGA) are joined by very special guests Sonic Retro’s Scarred Sun and David the Lurker. Listen in and tell us what you think. Want to hear what … Continued

Mar 09, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #40: Aliens Gone Wild

This week on the show George and Barry the Nomad sit down with the Sonic Talk duo Nuckles87 and Shigs. Listen to us talk about the new SEGA laptops, whine about Aliens: Colonial Marines and criticize the Playstation 4 announcement. Like every podcast, you can’t get us to shut up about Shenmue. [MP3 Download] [Archive]

Feb 23, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #39: Project x Relic

[Download] Hey, we are back on the grind. A brand new episode of the Swingin’ Report Show. This week we talk about being around for 3 years, the Relic SEGA buy out and much more. Take a seat and enjoy the show…

Feb 09, 2013
Swingin’ Report Show #38: We’re Back

The Swingin’ Report Show is back to squeeze another podcast before the end of 2012. This podcast has George, Barry the Nomad and Kori-Maru as they talk about their favorite SEGA games of 2012, their holidays and much much. It’s party time, let’s have some fun. [Download] [Archive] [RSS] [iTunes]

Dec 29, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #37: 16-bit Smackdown

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Swingin’ Report Show. Sadly we are really light on news this week. But don’t worry, this time we are talking about which is a better console; The SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive or the SNES? Find out what we think by listening in. Have new ideas for a topic next … Continued

Sep 01, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #36: Developer All-Stars Battle Royale Transformed

Barry and George return in a brand new Swingin’ Report Show. We haven’t done a show in a long while, so brace yourself for some SEGA news talk, gossip and all things SEGA. [Download] [Archive] [Archive] [RSS] [iTunes]

Aug 24, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #35: Return of the Jester

Welcome to another odd and exciting episode of the Swingin’ Report Show. This week George, Barry the Nomad and A.J. talk about their Fourth of July drinking, SEGA closing offices in Europe and finally the return of the purple Jester himself. No, I’m not talking about Prince, we are talking about NiGHTS! [Download] [Archive] [Archive] … Continued

Jul 07, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #34: Damn you delays!

George and Barry the Nomad this week are joined by My Life with SEGA creator A.J. to whine about games being delayed (Anarchy Reigns and Aliens: Colonial Marines), Yakuza 5 and tons of on topic movie stuff. Sit back, relax and enjoy our soothing voices.   [Download] [Archive] [RSS] [iTunes]  

Jun 23, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #33: E3 2012 Extravaganza Episode

Hey folks we are back again for another week. This time its a intimate episode with just George and Barry the Nomad. On this week’s episode we talk about our feud with Deee-Lite singer Miss Lady Kier, What we think about Danica Patrick being in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and all the E3 talk … Continued

Jun 08, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #32: I like turtles

On this week’s Swingin’ Report Show, George and Barry The Nomad are joined by Sega Uranus of The SEGA Source to talk about Sonic 4 Episode II, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown day one DLC and much more SEGA news. Sit down, open up a can of energy drink and enjoy! [powerpress url=”http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/SwinginReportShow32.mp3″] [Download] [Archive] … Continued

May 19, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #31: Restructuring

This week we have a inimate podcast with just George and Barry. That’s right, we are going to get you all settled in by talking about SEGA restructuring, Anarchy Reigns and much more. Give the podcast a listen and tell us what you think of the new shorter format. Too short? Just right? Leave a … Continued

May 05, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #30: SEGA – Ten Years of First-Rate Third-Party Games

This week on the Swingin’ Report Show we celebrate SEGA’s 10 year anniversary as a third-party publisher. George, Barry the Nomad, Nuckles87, and Shigs discuss great third-party SEGA titles like Jet Set Radio Future, Panzer Dragoon Orta and even Outrun 2. But don’t worry we also discuss stinkers like Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog … Continued

Mar 23, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #29: Crossover Mayhem

A new week and a new episode of the Swingin’ Report Show. This week George, Sharky and Barry the Nomad talk about Akria Yuki in Dead or Alive 5, salvia and much more. So sit back, enjoy the ride. We have also fixed our RSS feed, you can follow the new one below. We are … Continued

Mar 10, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #28: Binary Gibberish

We are back again for another week of SEGA talk. This week we have George, Sharky and Aki-at talking about Jet Set Radio, Binary Talk and some dark weird talk that is going to freak you out. You know what to expect. Tune in and tell us what you think! Hit the jump for the … Continued

Feb 24, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #27: From Fantasy Zone, With Love

Coming back again after a week? This must be a Valentine’s Week miracle! Nuckles87 joins me, Sharky and Barry the Nomad this week for another classic and creepy Swingin’ Report Show. Talking about Sonic 4: Episode 2, Binary Domain demo and lots of Vita talk. Grab something to snack on my friend and enjoy the … Continued

Feb 18, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #26: New Start, New Year

New year and we are starting fresh this year with a new podcast. Catch up on your SEGA news and enjoy some off topic discussions with George, Sharky and Barry the Nomad. We discuss SEGA’s new studio, lay offs and a new second podcast? Hit the jump to read our outline on all the specific … Continued

Feb 10, 2012
Swingin’ Report Show #25: The Incredible Christmas Episode

This week we are turning up the Christmas light, so get yourself a hot brew and listen to this extended special episode of the Swingin’ Report Show. This week we got me, Sharky and Barry ranting. We also got Sonic Wreck’s Kevin Eva as a special guest, who also used to do Summer of Sonic … Continued

Dec 16, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #24: We Want Shenmue 3

We all sit down to talk about Shenmue 3, the Yu Suzuki interview and Project Berkley. Barry talks about his time at the Sonic art show, I show my love for Amazon and Shigs lets us know how he ranks Sonic Generations 3DS. Oh, we also rant about the Wii U. [powerpress url=”http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/SwinginReportShow24.mp3″] [Download] [Archive] … Continued

Dec 10, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #23: Let’s Try This Again

The newest Swingin’ Report Show marks my triumphant return to the podcast, that should be enough for you to download, right? This week we talk about the latest SEGA news and show a special soft spot for Shinobi on the 3DS. This week’s guests include George, Barry the Nomad, Shigs and special guest Asher, illustrator … Continued

Dec 03, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #22: Talkin’ about my Generations

On this week’s show, -nSega54-, nuckles87, shigs, and special guest GX Echidna from the Spindash podcast discuss Sonic Generations, which just came out a few days ago (in America), along with some other tidbits, including discussion of some bad boxart. Sadly I couldn’t make it to this week’s show, but the table was filled with … Continued

Nov 05, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #21: Eurolamer

This week I’m (George) joined by Aki-at and Shigs to talk about stuff like TGS, Eurogamer and the recently announced Yakuza Dead Souls. Enjoy listening to this podcast, which was suppose to be recorded last week. [audio:http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/Swingin_Report_Show_21_EuroLamer.mp3] [Download] [Archive] [iTunes]

Oct 08, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #20: Dreamcast Turns 12

The Dreamcast turns twelve years old. Poor white dream machine is hitting that awkward age, so we decided to give it a few sex tips. Remember, never talk to those slutty Sony children or the happy Nintendo kids. This podcast has me, nSega, Barry, and Shigs talking about our fondest Dreamcast memories, which Sonic Adventure game was truly … Continued

Sep 10, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #19: Buff Shirtless Men

In this episode we sit around talking about the recent announcements of Yakuza Black Panther 2, Yakuza 5, and show our appreciation for buff men without shirts. We go over this weeks news and answer viewer questions, even if they are a bit odd this time around. We are also on iTunes now, having some … Continued

Sep 03, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #18: Virtua Lovers

Hey, this is the episode where we tell you how much we are looking forward to Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown. You know you want to listen to that, right? Also talk about Sonic CD and Rhythm Phantom Thief R: Inheritance of the Emperor Napoleon. [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/Swingin_Report_Show_18_Virtua_Lover.mp3] [Download] [Archive]    

Aug 27, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #17: GamesCom Super Duper Episode

Germany held their GamesCom this year. None of us got to go, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about it. We discuss the newest SEGA news, talk about the latest topics our readers suggested, and is Sharky drunk? [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/Swingin_Report_Show_17_GamesCom_Super_Duper_Episode.mp3] [Download] [Archive]  

Aug 20, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #16: Comical Pants Zone

I’m hosting this week, joined by Sharky and Aki-at as we discuss the news of the week, traditional Muslim values, debate about zombies and much more. Oh, if you are looking for the stage layout of Chemical Plant Zone that we are talking about, its right here. [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/Swingin_Report_Show_16_Comical_Pants_Zone.mp3] [Download] [Archive]  

Aug 13, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #15: Shark Week

This is Shark week because Sharky returns on the podcast. Me and him sit down to talk about Binary Domain’s graphics, Sonic physics and much more. This podcast is not for one that is easily offended. Enjoy [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/Swingin_Report_Show_15_Shark_Week.mp3] [Download] [Archive]

Aug 06, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #14: Capes and Tights

Shigs joins us this week to talk about his sexy trip to Comic Con, we talk about this weeks news including the fact that SEGA Is loosing money and much more. Classic game talk this week is Comix Zone. Underrated masterpiece or overrated junk? [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/Swingin_Report_Show_14_Tights_and_capes.mp3] [Download] [Archive]

Jul 30, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #13: Hippo Wipe

We have a blamtastic podcast for you this week. Me (George), -nSEGA- (Ben) and SEGA Source writer Sanus (Cory) go super off topic. We tip our hats to hippos and Capcom. We also talk about the manly Golden Axe franchise, new Sonic Generations information and much more. Listen, we don’t bite. [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/swining_reportshow_13.mp3] [Download] [Archive]

Jul 23, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #12: Tight Purple Spandex

This week on the podcast you have me (George), nSEGA and Shigs talking about a variety of SEGA topics. We talk about SEGA signing a distribution deal with EA, rumored Sonic related games in the works and go off topic (quite a bit). A big theme of the podcast is the NiGHTS franchise, which turns … Continued

Jul 09, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #11: Getting hot with Sonic

This week we have a special sexy Sonic edition podcast. He is turning 20 and we are celebrating in style. Graham (from SEGA Nerds) and Shigs both join me to discuss Summer of Sonic, VMUs and much more. Listen this week for a chance to win a Sonic Boom shirt! Sadly, the Jewish man known … Continued

Jul 02, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #10: Hack it to me

This week, George, Ben (-nSega54-), Aki, and Cory (Sega Uranus) sit down and chat about SEGA being hacked, the latest Rise of Nightmares and Binary Domain trailers, the new SEGA PlayStation Vita team, and much more. Oh, we also babble about Vectorman. You like Vectorman, right? [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/sb_podcast_10.mp3] [Download] [Archive]

Jun 24, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #9: Post E3 2011 special

E3 has come and gone, now we sit back and talk about all those games they showed. We talk about the big 3 and if they impressed us, talk about 3rd party booths and of course, the awesome games SEGA had to show. Takashi Iizuka, why do you laugh at the Game Gear? [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/swingin_report_show_9.mp3] [Download] … Continued

Jun 19, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #8: Pre-E3 2011 special

This week we take a look at the wonders of E3, what we expect and hope for. Enjoy the new logo above? We are also trying a new format, a bit more chaotic as you can tell. Tell us what you think. We also have a new official logo for the podcast, made by Barry … Continued

Jun 04, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #7: Rise from the Grave

The podcast is back! After being away for far too long, we have decided to give podcasting another go, this should end up a bit better than when MC Hammer tried to make a comeback. [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/Full_podcast_7_Segabits.mp3] [RSS] – [Download] On the show this week: Me (George) Sharky Aki-at Nuckles87 What we talked about: What we … Continued

May 07, 2011
Swingin’ Report Show #6: Post E3 Special

Welcome to the 6th SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show. This is our Post E3 Special, where we talk about all things that happen at E3, including new SEGA news and rumors. [audio:http://www.segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Segabits-Swingin-Report-Show-6.mp3] [RSS] – [Direct Download] I know I promised I would get the iTunes feed up again, I have decided to submit a new one. … Continued

Jun 26, 2010
Swingin’ Report Show #5: Pre-E3 Special

Welcome to the 5th SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show. This is our Pre-E3 Special, where we talk about what we are excited to see at the upcoming expo. This episode features Sharky, Aki-at and our new writer Knuckles87.

Jun 12, 2010
SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show: Episode #4

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Mar 20, 2010
SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show: Episode #3

We return with the same cast we had last week. Yours truly (George), Aki-at and SEGA Uranus. We tried to fix the recording issues, but it seems that its the recording program we used. This time we did set the audio in mono and should sound better. [display_podcast] [iTunes] [RSS] Hit the jump for this … Continued

Mar 13, 2010
SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show: Episode #2

Alright, so we did promise to make the show a weekly thing, the only problem is that recording the past 2 weeks lead to nothing; mostly because of my awesomely lame internet company. This week I sat down with Aki-at and SEGA Uranus to discuss some SEGA news and Shenmue. I understand that my volume … Continued

Mar 06, 2010
SEGAbits Swingin’ Report Show #1: Episode One

Here is the first SEGAbits podcast, proudly named the “Swingin’ Report Show” and if you didn’t get the reference, it is from Space Channel 5. Sorry if we freeze up sometimes, I have not done a podcast since forever and I’m sure Sharky and Aki-at haven’t done one in a long time either. Besides that, … Continued

Feb 13, 2010