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SEGA SATURN, SHIRO!
95 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
SEASON 3: EP 2 - "Halloween Returns"
Happy Halloween everyone! This episode, join Patrick, Ke, Peter, Chaz, and our special guest, the Southern Sega Gentleman as we discuss Saturn news, freightening Saturn games, and our obscure game of the cast, Cotton 2! Follow us on our social media sites: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlaySegaSaturn/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/playsegasaturn Links: Policenauts Vinyl Record: https://data-discs.com/products/policenauts https://mondotees.com/products/policenauts-original-video-game-soundtrack?variant=12447775653981 Thunder Force IV Vinyl Record: https://twitter.com/datadiscs/status/1050794427667701760 Professor Abrasive post: https://www.patreon.com/posts/two-steps-one-21822011
77 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
SEASON 3: EP 1 - "Happy Mega-Versary!"
Welcome to our first year anniversary show! We go over a retrospective of Mega Man/Rockman games on the Saturn and our various experieinces with them. Pat, Claire, Peter, K, Gamemaster Chaz, and Hickman (aka Dave 2) all join in the discussion. We'd like to dedicate this episode to the following: Our commrade in Saturn, Dave, who is on paternity leave but will be back soon! Dave's family, including his newest addition! Congratulations you guys! All of you who've supported us during this amazing and wild ride so far. We are truly grateful and humbled by the support and encouragement. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. Fallen Saturn brother Don Russell, who lost his battle with cancer this summer. Thank you for your friendship and memories.
97 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 8 - "Dave's Saturn Music Picks #1"
Hey Saturn guys & girls! Dave here, and since I'll be going on a brief hiatis from the regular podcast releases, I just wanted to share with you some of my absolute all-time favorite SEGA Saturn music tracks. As you all may know I'm a pretty big Saturn nut, and I love the Saturn's sound chipset so much. So I'm really excited to show off some of the best tracks it has to offer. Mind you, some of the tracks I chose are fairly obvious, but I also feel like I got a few lesser knowns in there as well. I hope you all will let me know what you think of these choices, and maybe even let me know what some of your favorite tracks are.
108 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 7 - "Vertical Shoot 'Em Ups!"
We are back! After a bit of a hiatus, we are here to give you the 411 on vertical shooters on the Saturn! Join us as Ke, Patrick, Dave, Claire, and Chaz discuss their favourite shooters, and potentially yours as well! Follow us on our social media sites: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlaySegaSaturn/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/playsegasaturn
40 minutes | May 2, 2018
SEASON 2: Mini EP 3 - "Quiz Round 3" - New Shiro! Questionnaire
With new Team Shiro! members, Samuel Myles & Ben Wallace coming on board, it's time to sit them down and discuss their personal Saturn stories, memories, setups and favorites. Join us in welcoming them to the Shiro! Team as we give them the full Saturn interrogation...
126 minutes | Apr 27, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 6 - "Burning Up The Tires" - 2 Wheel & Alternative Racing
Last time we made the qualifiying rounds, and now we're back to beat our best times! The Saturn has a load of good, bad, great, bizzare and interesting racing games, and in this cast we're going to get deep into some of the more unconventional titles on the system. Join us as we talk racing on bikes, boats, mopeds, hovercraft, and even on foot!
145 minutes | Mar 29, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 5 - "What If..? Cast with SEGA LORD X"
This cast we're joined by our good friend Mel (SEGA Lord X) for an exclusive SHIRO! interview regarding his YouTube channel and personal SEGA story as well as a spectulative discussion regarding what the Saturn and SEGA's future might have been had they not made so many terrible choices. Join us for a fun cast packed with great Saturn discussion! SLX YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ5JH5f8ODllQjrzgqdT5Dg SLX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/segalordx SHIRO! Merch: https://segasaturnshiro.threadless.com
155 minutes | Mar 15, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 4 - "Everything Sounds Better... on PAPER"
Join Patrick, Dave, Claire & Peter as they dig up and tear into perhaps the most self-congratulatory and unintentionally self-depricating document in all of video game history. The Hype-Train was steamed up and leaving the station, but SEGA's own confident optimism blinded them to several problems that lay ahead, problems that would derail Saturn and ultimately SEGA.
33 minutes | Mar 4, 2018
SEASON 2: Mini EP 2 - "Quiz Round 2" - New Member Questionnaire
We finally get on the mic with NEW team SHIRO! members, Peter Malek and Natalie Marie, about their favorite Saturn games, memories, and most embarrassing moments. Here's your chance to get aquainted with the folks that will be creating awesome new SHIRO! content for the community to enjoy!
90 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 3 - "Artistry or Forgery"
Patrick, Dave, Claire & Ke discuss the history, ethics and craft behind game reproductions. We cover some hard-hitting facts and weigh in with our personal thoughts and opinions on this extremely controversial topic. This one's not to be missed!
30 minutes | Feb 17, 2018
SEASON 2: Mini EP 1 - "Pop Quiz" - New Member Questionnaire
Join us as we interrogate our NEW SHIRO! team members about their favorite Saturn games, memories, and most embarrassing moments. It's your chance to get to know the folks that'll be creating new content for the community to enjoy.
80 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 2 - "Rolling Start" - Saturn Racing Games
Join us as we hit the track and talk about several notable racing games on the SEGA Saturn. In this cast we also have some of our new team members introduce themselves and talk about how they got into Saturn. INTRO: Recent Host Activities NEWS: Sega Touring Car NetLink & NetLink Email back online! NEWS: New SHIRO! Member Introductions (Claire Sawyer, Chaz Picardy & Dave Hickman) NEWS: Retro-Bit Controllers Follow-up (3D Control Pad?) OBSCURE GAME: Choro Q Park MAIN FEATURE: Saturn Racing -Daytona USA, Sega Rally, Initial D, Sega Touring Car, Need for Speed, VR Virtua, F1 CLOSING & OUTRO: "Daytona USA - Crackin' DJ Version"
50 minutes | Feb 2, 2018
SEASON 2: EP 1 - "Back In The (dragon) Saddle" - PDS Anniversary
After an entire **MONTH** away, we are back on the mic, and we're discussing everything from what we've been doing, to Retro-Bit controllers and accessories, to the 20th Anniversary of Panzer Dragoon Saga and the release of the new Ressurection Arange album!
116 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
Episode 8: "Special New Year's MegaCast" - Holiday Cast
Saturn Junkyard TitanCast & SEGA Saturn, Shiro! Podcast team up for a New Year's Spectacular!!! Join us (Simon, Patrick, Samuel, Dave, Nuno, Ke & Brian) as we discuss the Saturn's past, present and future in this Epic 2-Hour New Year's MegaCast! We talk treasured memories, SEGA's troubled history, hardware setups, repro scene, emulation and hopes for the future. Happy New Year from the TitanCast and SEGA Saturn, Shiro!
85 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
Episode 7: "The NiGHTS Before Christmas" - Holiday Cast
Merry Christmas Everyone! In this episode, we cover one of the most beloved Christmas games of all time: Sonic Team's Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... We also discuss a few other lesser known Christmas games on the Saturn and we read some awesome listener mail. Hang your stockings, light the fire and cozy up to this end-of-the-year Christmas cast! ;) DOWNLOAD: Custom Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams US Long Box Artwork https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y7ksPuKp310lRFs1GkQK2tYVgfUwXZM3/view?usp=sharing [ Password: SegaSaturnShiro! ]
90 minutes | Nov 27, 2017
Episode 6: "Love or Hate" - Polarizing Saturn Games
Some games are loved and treasured by some, while hated and maligned by others. One gamer's "junk" is often another gamer's "treasure", and this cast we will discuss some of the most polarizing games on the SEGA Saturn. Intro & Activites Saturn Headlines Obscure Game: Rabbit Main Topic: LOVE or HATE Clockwork Knight 1 & 2 Burning Rangers Mr. Bones House of the Dead Sonic R Albert Odyssey Fighters Megamix Dragon Force Radiant Silvergun Three Dirty Dwarves Astal Sega Touring Car Championship Closing Segment
89 minutes | Nov 11, 2017
Episode 5: "Getting Saturn Online..." - NetLink over VoIP
Official Saturn NetLink over VoIP Thread: https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8453 Official Video Setup Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKNOhWgMCMY SEGA RPG FAN _ (at Dreamcast-Talk)_: https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=58 * * * * ItsStillThinking (at Dreamcast-Talk) : https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=5587 ** *Xiden _(at Dreamcast-Talk)_ : *https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=7828 OPENING Obscure game of the cast: Gundam Side Stories MAIN TOPIC: Sega, ahead of their time... Sega network based service started on the mega drive in 1990 Sega Channel offered games for download X-Band modem was built in to later sega channel adapters for the most part, matchmaking came about by reverse engineering the game code, then develop a hack to intercept 2 player activity. Multi player Online MMO Dragon's Dream Phantasy Star Online Technical Aspects Hardware Japanese Hardware Sega Saturn Modem (XBand) 14.4kbps Saturn media card requiring credits required the XBand server for matchmaking US Hardware Netlink (Some XBand Technology) 28.8kbps Direct dial only (no central server) Taisen Cable (DirectLink Cable) Postby rush6432 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:52 pm i did a ton of research on this a while back and ive got a copy of the euro version of doom and a few others. i even got the pinouts for the cable and made an adaptor to allow the serial cable to link a console to a computer serial port and had a program tunneling the serial connection over the internet for internet play seemed to work but i only tested it on a LAN and not actually the internet. worked fine. internet play might work but im not sure how much if any lag there will be. * [http://www.saturnleague.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=654&sid=a5f80701ca4f5a4c8cdb134952e4a484&start=15](http://www.saturnleague.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=654&sid=a5f80701ca4f5a4c8cdb134952e4a484&start=15) * Software * Japanese * Sega Saturn Modem * _[Daytona USA Circuit Edition](http://segaretro.org/Daytona_USA_Circuit_Edition)_ * _[Decathlete](http://segaretro.org/Decathlete)_ * _[Dennou Senki Virtual-On](http://segaretro.org/Dennou_Senki_Virtual-On)_ * _[Dennou Senki Virtual-On Media Card Pack](http://segaretro.org/index.php?title=Dennou_Senki_Virtual-On_Media_Card_Pack&action=edit&redlink=1)_ * _[Habitat II](http://segaretro.org/Habitat_II)_ * _[Pad Nifty](http://segaretro.org/Pad_Nifty)_ * _[Pad Nifty 1.1& Habitat II](http://segaretro.org/Pad_Nifty_1.1_%26_Habitat_II)_ * _[Puyo Puyo Sun](http://segaretro.org/Puyo_Puyo_Sun)_ * _[Puzzle Bobble 3](http://segaretro.org/Puzzle_Bobble_3)_ * _[Saturn Bomberman](http://segaretro.org/Saturn_Bomberman)_ * _[Sega Rally Championship Plus](http://segaretro.org/Sega_Rally_Championship_Plus)_ * _[Sega Saturn Internet 2](http://segaretro.org/Sega_Saturn_Internet_2)_ * _[Sega Saturn Internet Vol. 1](http://segaretro.org/Sega_Saturn_Internet_Vol._1)_ * _[Sega Worldwide Soccer '98](http://segaretro.org/Sega_Worldwide_Soccer_%2798)_ * _[Shadows of the Tusk](http://segaretro.org/Shadows_of_the_Tusk)_ * _[Special Disc with Sega Saturn Internet 2](http://segaretro.org/Special_Disc_with_Sega_Saturn_Internet_2)_ * _[Virtua Fighter Remix](http://segaretro.org/Virtua_Fighter_Remix)_ * _Dragon's Dream (a demo that is said to be the first online console RPG) _ * Taisen Cable * _[Daytona USA Circuit Edition](http://segaretro.org/Daytona_USA_Circuit_Edition)_ * _[Doom](http://segaretro.org/Doom_\(Saturn\))_ * _[Gungriffon 2](http://segaretro.org/Gungriffon_2)_ * _[Hexen](http://segaretro.org/Hexen)_ (accessed through debug menu, very buggy) * _[Hyper 3D Taisen Battle Gebockers](http://segaretro.org/Hyper_3D_Taisen_Battle_Gebockers)_ * _[Hyper Reverthion](http://segaretro.org/Hyper_Reverthion)_ * _[Steeldom](http://segaretro.org/Steeldom)_ * Daytona USA demo (U) Doom (U) (U has it, but E version seems to not have system link. J may have it, code is listed (unlike U or E).) Independence Day (U)(present but nonfunctional) Hexen (U) (U has it, but E verion seems to not have system link) (buggy) Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers - Netlink Edition (U) Dennou Senki: Virtual-On for SegaNet (J) Wipeout (JUE) (this listing is probably wrong, can someone confirm? Not listed in code and no reviews mention it.) Wipeout XL/2097 (JE) (as above, this game probably does NOT have system link. Not listed in code, etc.) Duke Nukem 3D (U) (U version is listed as having DirectLink support in its code and does have it; E version does not have it (neither code nor support)) Daytona USA: Circuit Edition (J) Gun Griffon 2 (J) Steeldom (J) Shadows of the Tusk (J) (unconfirmed, listed as having it in code) Saturn Bomberman (U) (unconfirmed, listed as having it in code) Sega Rally Championship Plus (J) (unconfirmed, listed as having it in code) Puyo Puyo Sun for SegaNet (J) Hyper 3D Taisen Battle Gebockers (J) Sega Touring Car Championship (JUE) (unconfirmed, listed as having it in code) Densetsu no Ogre Battle (J) (unconfirmed, listed as having it in code) Netlink Browser (PlanetWeb Internet Browser V. 1.135) (unconfirmed, listed as having it in code) Decathalete for SegaNet (J) Dragon's Dream * _<https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?136448-Saturn-system-link-question> _ * Europe * Taisen Cable * _[Doom](http://segaretro.org/Doom_\(Saturn\))_ * _[Hexen](http://segaretro.org/Hexen)_ (accessed through debug menu, very buggy) * US * Netlink Modem * Taisen Cable * _[Hexen](http://segaretro.org/Hexen)_ (accessed through debug menu, very buggy) * Independence Day (Manual makes reference to the feature, but it appears to be removed from the menu. Possibly accessible via cheat code or hex hacking) GUEST INTERVIEW: Sega RPG Fan & ItsStillThinking1999 from the Dreamcast-Talk forums talk NetLink over VoIP.
135 minutes | Oct 27, 2017
Episode 4: "Spooky Saturn Halloween!" - Holiday Cast
Capcom Generation 2: The Chronicles of Arthur Developer: Capcom / Publisher: Capcom *Ghosts'n Goblins (Makaimura) *Ghouls'n Ghosts (Dai Makaimura) *Super Ghouls'n Ghosts (Cho Makaimura) * _D_* Developer: WARP / Publisher: Acclaim A horror themed interactive movie and adventure game directed by Kenji Eno. The first entry in the D series staring "digital actress" Laura, and controled through (FMV) sequences. Game must be completed within two hours without a save or pause function. * _Deep Fear_* Developer: SEGA AM7 & System Sacom (Mansion & Lunacy) / Publisher: SEGA A 1998 survival horror game and SEGA's answer to Capcom's Resident Evil. The last Saturn game released in Europe. Features include: real-time item use, aiming while moving, and oxygen management. Music was composed by Kenji Kawai (The Ring, Ghost in Shell, Ranma, Kamen Rider). Creatures and Characters designed by manga artist Yasushi Nirasawa (Kamen Rider). * _Dracula X_* Developer: Konami / Publisher: Konami Saturn version contains exclusive features, including new playable character (Maria Renard), new items, new enemies, two new areas (Cursed Prison and Underground Garden) and a secret outfit for Richter Belmont. A third equippable hand is available to Alucard for equipping usable items such as healing items. Badly ported because the PlayStation does not have a true 2D sprite mode. Developers did not take advantage of Saturn's sprite capabilities, forcing it to render using the same method as PlayStation. Resulted in stretched graphics (PS1 runs 256x224 resolution, while Saturn does 352x240), longer loading times, and altered transparency effects due to lack of alpha transparencies for 3D polygons. * _Enemy Zero_* Developer: WARP / Publisher: SEGA A 1996 survival horror adventure directed by Kenji Eno. The second game to star "digital actress" Laura, and voiced by Jill Cunniff of Luscious Jackson. * _House of the Dead_* Developer (Ported): Tantalus / Publisher: SEGA Port suffered from rushed development. Framerate drops to 20fps. Extra game modes were added which include character selection and a boss battle mode. * _Lunacy (Gekka Mugentan Torico)_* Developer: System Sacom / Publisher: SEGA An interactive movie with a simple interface and complex puzzles. The game is primarily a long series of interconnecting FMV sequences. * _Mr. Bones_* Developer: Zono Incorporated & Angel Studios (RE2 on N64) / Publisher: SEGA A multi-genre game created for SEGA by Ed Annunziata. Very few levels share the same gameplay or perspective. Genres include action/platform, music/rhythm, puzzle & memorization. The game's soundtrack was composed and performed by famed guitarist Ronnie Montrose. * _Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge_* Developer: Capcom / Publisher: Capcom Exclusive port to Saturn, while original Darkstalkers for PS had no confirmed release date, resulted in angry PS owners. The original Darkstalkers used 128MB for all characters, Vampire Hunter uses 256MB in total, resulting in an average of 500 extra patterns for all characters. * _Resident Evil_* Developer: Capcom / Publisher: Capcom Saturn version added an unlockable Battle minigame where the player must traverse through a series of rooms from the main game and eliminate all enemies within them with the weapons selected by the player. Minigame features two exclusive enemies not in the main game: a zombie version of Wesker and a gold-colored Tyrant. The player's performance is graded at the end of the minigame. The Japanese version is the most gore-laden of all the platforms. Saturn version also features exclusive enemy monsters (re-skinned Hunters called Ticks and a second Tyrant prior to game's final battle) and exclusive outfits for Jill and Chris. Developer: Capcom / Publisher: Capcom Released in Japan only in 1998 and required the 4MB RAM cart. Saturn version contains all 15 characters from original Vampire Savior, plus the 3 Night Warriors who were left out of original arcade release. 4MB RAM cart helps reproduce fluid animation of the arcade version. However, while Shadow is available in the Saturn version, Marionette is not.
88 minutes | Oct 6, 2017
Episode 3: "Let's Get Technical" - Backups, Mods & Rhea
On this week's episode, we go in depth with playing imports and backups. From swap tricks, to complete CD drive replacements. We also drop the release of Armed (Also known as Aftermath), an unreleased Sega Saturn game developed by Point of View, which was originally going to be published by Interplay. The URL for the game is provided in the podcast itself. DECRYPTION KEY: !3qtr16NLg_QaBI5ynoslPnPKe3G9tTRWnHhQKZG-sm4
111 minutes | Sep 23, 2017
Episode 2: "Neo Geo on SEGA Saturn"
We discuss some of the great Neo Geo ports on the Saturn, and we have a technical discussion regarding RGB and the aging of compact disc media.
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