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Official SEGA Forums to Close February 2nd

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

SEGA Social Media coordinator Aaron Webber has taken to the company’s official forums to announce they’ll be shut down tomorrow, February 2nd 2018.

In the post, Webber notes the sudden nature of the closure – but reassures users that there are plans for a new SEGA Forum site in the future, and that this is merely the end of the vBulletin iteration. The SEGA Forums have been active on vBulletin for around 8 years, and the intention seems to be that the posts made in that time could be migrated to a new host. Whether that will play out remains to be seen however, and Webber also makes clear that future plans for the forums aren’t set in stone yet.

It’s certainly a bit of a surprise, though it could perhaps be argued the SEGA Forums lost some significance over the years with the rise of Twitter and other social media platforms, as well as competing forums like the Sonic Stadium Message Boards. Go back a few years though, and the SEGA Forums were actually quite active during the development of games such as Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. It’d be quite sad to see all of that history being potentially lost; all the more reason to hope the migration plans pan out in the long run.

[Source: SEGA Forums ]

London Trocadero to Close This Month

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The London Trocadero which is home to one of the most popular arcade gaming spots in the UK, is closing its doors for good on February 25th.

Previously the home of SEGA World and later Fun Land, the venue has housed one of the biggest arcades in London and an important landmark for those who are interested in arcade gaming and don’t live near a seaside town.

The Heart of Gaming in North Acton obtained a selection of its arcade cabinets from the Trocadero last year which was telling of the degradation of the Trocadero which had slowly been shrinking in scale since its Fun Land days.

It’s sad to see London’s premier arcade go, but it certainly wasn’t in the best shape in recent years. RIP London Trocadero; we knew thee well.

You can see what the London Trocadero was like in its heyday by checking out this video report we made back in 2010:

[Source: UK Arcade Racers]

Australian Division of The Creative Assembly Shuts its’ Doors

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Creative Assembly’s australian division has closed. The Creative Assembly’s australian branch was responsible for Sonic Classic Collection on DS and the overwhelmingly poorly received Stormrise. The studio will close “later this year”. It is unknown whether the studio has any projects active at this time and whether they are affected by the closure.

[Source: SPOnG]

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