Yuji Naka leaves Sonic Team

Rumours of Yuji Naka’s immanent departure from SEGA seemed greatly exaggerated when SEGA’s Sonic Channel (the Japanese Sonic mini site) seemed to imply it was all part of an elaborate prank, devised to coheres swarms of fans into believing Naka was leaving to set up is own restaurant titled Yumeshiya. The prank was part of SEGA’s April fool, which due to time differences had occurred a day earlier than other parts of the world which led many a western fan to believe it was true. The joke did however serve another purpose: To draw people’s attention away from the growing concern that Naka was leaving SEGA to found his own development studio, and that SEGA would own a small stake in the company. Now it seems these rumours have indeed been confirmed. Continue reading Yuji Naka leaves Sonic Team

Yuji Naka quits to work in a restaurant

Earlier this month Sonic News reported that Yuji Naka (often attributed to the creation of the Sonic franchise) was to leave SEGA and form his own development studio. While some of the rumours surrounding Naka’s resignation have been confirmed, he will not however be leaving SEGA to setup his own development studio, instead he plans to persue a career in the catering business. Naka has used his available finances to setup a Japanese Tea House.

Yumeshiya, as his restaurant is known, sells a variety of dishes, which unfortunately I’m unable to name as I don’t speak Japanese. However if you’re ever in Japan and fancy some Miso Soup and rice then Yumeshiya is the place to go.

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Yuji Naka to leave SEGA?

Just minutes ago news has broken (VIA a next-gen.biz update) that Yuji Naka, head of Sonic Team throughout the Sonic the Hedgehog series, is planning to leave SEGA/Sonic Team shortly. Details are uncertain at this point, however it is understood Naka will be forming new game development studio, which according to rumours, will still be in alliance with SEGA.

Further details are still yet to be revealed, but stay with SONIC NEWS to find out as it breaks.

ezBoard: The Last Ever Post…

Hey there, ezBoard SSMB. It’s me, Dreadknux. You know? The guy that looked after you for the past 2 years. Wow, 2 years, has it really been that long? Seemed to go really fast!

The whole place is deserted now, so it’s just me on my own. Everyone has gone to the new SSMB – the YaBB. Can’t say I won’t miss this place – there are certainly some things I will miss however.

I thought I’d just place one final ‘log’ here, so that if this board is _still_ active in a few years time, people can defrost you, and look at all the messages of yesteryear. Kinda like those ‘messages from the past’ thingies where you slap a message in a capsule and it shouldn’t be opened until 20 years time.

The YaBB SSMB is practically the same as it always has been, but aside from the annoyingness of it all, ezBoard has been quite cool for a starter MB. I remember all of the names this place was under, still – Sonic Stadium MB, Dreadknux’s Forum… even the ‘Dead Sonic Message Board’ when I got really depressed last year. Before the re-launch of the Sonic Stadium in 2001. Continue reading ezBoard: The Last Ever Post…

New SSMB YaBB Available!

Yeah, you heard. 😛 The time has duly come, fellow SSMBers. I happily took the privelidge of skipping a 2 hour General Studies lesson to finally get this sorted out. And, now we all must move on.

Therefore I am giving you the URL to head straight to the *NEW* Sonic Stadium Message Board YaBB:

http://sonic.pathea.com/board/yabb.cgi

I haven’t ‘touched it up’ yet – as in some graphics are not Sonic-y etc. But to be honest I don’t have time to fanny about with graphics and other small things at the moment. What matters is that the board works! Choice!

The reason you may think I’m lazing off is not for that, it’s because I have a bigger errand to sort out – The Sonic Stadium. It absolutely must must MUST be re-launched by 24th October (the ‘Stadium’s 2nd birthday) – I’ll never forgive myself otherwise >_< So, sorry but until that’s all outta the way, the SSMB won’t have the extras lavished upon it – I hope you all understand my time constraints here. 🙂

Continue reading New SSMB YaBB Available!

Important Announcement Regarding Move

OK then, I’d like EVERYONE to take notice of this Announcement. I don’t want anybody left clueless or left behind on the whole ‘leaving ezBoard’ thing.

I notice a few of you (be they newbie or regulars) that haven’t a clue what is going on. This topic is to inform you exactly what is going on, and the information you need to know about. For people who already know about the move, this topic is simply to re-instate the fact that I am serious about leaving the ezBoard.

This post is mostly about the history of this place, but PLEASE read through it – that way you will understand WHY we need to move to a better and new Message Board program, and why I am so eager for you to move to a new board as of next week.
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Rargh! First Nomination for Replacement Board Here!

Right, last time I spoke on this matter I was torn between three main MBs to replace this one (over time). The three were:

  • YaBB
  • IkonBoard
  • Woltlab

The first of the three, the YaBB one, is now fully configured and functional. Try it out now, because this may be the board that could be the new home for you lot!

http://segasonicmb.netfirms.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi

I found netfirms, that use Perl scripting, which is nice ^^ I would have had the Ikonboard ready, but I foolishly uploaded it all on Tripod because I thought it had Perl support.

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Please guys, just… Trust Me.

Right, I want everyone in the entire Message Board to read this message, so if you know anyone who has not read this topic yet, then direct them right here. Also, keep this topic bumped for as long as possible please, because as Head of the SSMB, this message to all of you is important to everyone, newbies and oldies.

You may have noticed a string of events happening to the good old SSMB recently. First a cosmetic change, then an attempt to revolutionise the Battle Stadium (which, thank you very much, I’m not in the mood of trying out now…), then an attempt to even change Message Boards! You guys must be pretty confused as to the future of this popular cult that everyone else who is not “one of us” merely grunts as ‘SSMB’.

However, those people that merely grunt those letters are missing out on something big. That ‘Something Big’ is this. You lot. Even those that have just joined us are having a great time here, and I’m proud to say that standing tall. And erm, everything. You see, at the end of the day, when it comes to the future of the Sega Sonic Message Board, remember this.

Continue reading Please guys, just… Trust Me.

We’re All Moving Boards Soon…

Let’s face it, Ezboard has been fun hasn’t it? We’ve had some quality chatting, some excellent battling and even some hilarious fluffing. But times change. People change… *SLAP* Ow. Ezboard is getting slower and slower by the minute (and I don’t think it’s by accident – stupid assholes want our money so bad…). I know because it even bogs down on my connection… and I have BROADBAND >_<

I’ve been looking for an alternative to Ezboard. However, don’t be discouraged, the move wil not be immediate, it’s not as if I’m gonna suddenly shut off the greatest MB on the net, now am I?

But I think that Ezboard has had its time, there are greener pastures, if you will, that should deserve to continue the SSMB legacy forward.

Continue reading We’re All Moving Boards Soon…

Feedback Forum: Give SEGA a Break!

Sega has had its ups and downs – more downs than ups, but that was due to its consoles, not the games created for them. Sega tried to make the most out of every console they made (including the Sega Saturn, which was a mongoose to program for). So I believe that Sega is pretty good when it comes to making games. Just look in your local arcade for Christ’s sake! How many Sega cabinets do you see? Most of the games are made by them! Continue reading Feedback Forum: Give SEGA a Break!