Sega Racing Classic is a bland, widescreen Daytona

November 3, 2009

Wow, I haven’t been this disappointed about an arcade game since… I dunno… Thundercross 2?

Sega Racing Classic is the new driving game coming from Sega, and as the flyer suggested, it’s an update of the famous Daytona USA. Yes, the 1995 title that still keeps it’s value; still keeps on earning at locations around the world.

SRC had the potential to be the most amazing/successful arcade update since Outrun 2. All Sega needed to do was…

  1. Keep the Daytona name
  2. Keep the Daytona song
  3. Upgrade the graphics using the Sega Rally 3 engine

And according to the location test (& gameplay videos) at, Sega have managed a Failsational™ 0/3.

Read the rest of this entry »

Big Auction – Small Price

May 12, 2009

The big UK ePay auction we covered last week has now ended.

Someone’s done pretty well: £4100 for a gazillion pieces of videogaming equipment, games & memorabilia. I just hope the seller wasn’t counting on a much higher price…

Exclusive: One ebay auction to rule them all

May 6, 2009

You’ve probably heard about the current eBay UK auction with “over 1000 videogame items”.

But what’s the story?

J-OMG tracked down the seller RetroBoyG to ask all the questions you want answered…

Read the rest of this entry »

It’s an Outrun-ebration!

April 22, 2009

With last week’s release of Outrun Live Arcade on Xbox360 & the PS3, it seems a great time for J-OMG to celebrate this classic series.

First of all, let’s go right back… to 1986…

Read the rest of this entry »

A true videogame legend leaves the stage…

April 8, 2009

If Shigeru Miyamoto is gaming’s equivalent of Walt Disney, then Yu Suzuki is surely gaming’s Jerry Bruckheimer.

He was responsible for those big, loud fun Sega hits in the arcade in the 1980s, like AfterBurner II and Out Run. In the following decades, he continued his run of hit games, including the Virtua Fighter series.

Read the rest of this entry »

Broooom! Broooom! Sega Rally 3 in Australia

January 17, 2009

I visited Galaxy World in George Street this weekend. Saw the new Rambo arcade machine. (More on that in a future post). Walked past rows of Tekken 6 machines, even saw a Street Fighter 4!

And then… I spotted it. A GIANT four-player Sega Rally 3. Wow. I’m not a massive racing fan, but this looked too nice to ignore.

Read the rest of this entry »