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Sega, another savior in the realms of the End Times, stepping up to the plate in all its glory

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They made good money by bringing the Yakuza series to the Western market. Unless they thread carefully they'll easily waste all they gained over these years.
 
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They made good money by bringing the Yakuza series to the Western market. Unless they thread carefully they'll easily waste all they gained over these years.
Yo Aniki, :roll:

You are also forgetting Persona series too...

But Yakuza series are pretty much done. I really don't like Like Dragon one...
 
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Yo Aniki, :roll:

You are also forgetting Persona series too...

But Yakuza series are pretty much done. I really don't like Like Dragon one...
Yeah there's also Persona. Both make good money in western markets, shoving in NFTs into the next Persona or Yakuza would be a PR disaster.
 
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Note the fine print.

"We will consider this further if [NFTs contribute] to our mission 'Constantly Creating, Forever Captivating,'" Sega said in the Q&A. "But if it is perceived as simple money-making, I would like to make a decision not to proceed."

In other words, Sega is on a mission, like many other companies, to surround an NFT with something that is not perceived as money making. Its still money making though. Just can't be perceived that way. In other words, add another layer of marketing and you're done.

Take note of the fact that an 'immersive experience' (that critical layer to avoid 'simple money-making' accusations and give people a dumb excuse to buy things) in many publishers' handbooks is already drenched in microtransactions like skins, boosts and whatnot. Sega is luckily not the worst offender, but yeah. This interview says just about nothing.
 
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Note the fine print.

"We will consider this further if [NFTs contribute] to our mission 'Constantly Creating, Forever Captivating,'" Sega said in the Q&A. "But if it is perceived as simple money-making, I would like to make a decision not to proceed."

In other words, Sega is on a mission, like many other companies, to surround an NFT with something that is not perceived as money making. Its still money making though. Just can't be perceived that way. In other words, add another layer of marketing and you're done.

Take note of the fact that an 'immersive experience' (that critical layer to avoid 'simple money-making' accusations and give people a dumb excuse to buy things) in many publishers' handbooks is already drenched in microtransactions like skins, boosts and whatnot. Sega is luckily not the worst offender, but yeah. This interview says just about nothing.
In short - Context matters.

You think a corporation would just pass on another way to make a profit based on (Corporate dirty-word....) Morality?

Really? o_O
Don't kid yourselves about it.
They'll do it like all the rest, it's the perceception of it that matters as this points out. They don't want to be seen and viewed as part of a/the problem but at the same time they have NO problem with it being part of their solution about raising profit margins.
 

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heys mods, i'd like to change the title of my thread to **** sega, square enix, and ubisoft and any others with their NFT's and crypto and infinite void of micro transactions, is that cool with you?

would that be an ok and approved title? let me know, if yes I will buy you ice cream
 
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Looks like they are going ahead with NFTs

Registering a trademark can take up to a year, so it's likely that SEGA NFT tm was applied for back in January or February.

Have a sample and check the filing and registration dates
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More than likely SEGA applied for just in case, like every company out there does
 

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They made good money by bringing the Yakuza series to the Western market. Unless they thread carefully they'll easily waste all they gained over these years.
They need to bring back Virtua Fighter, VirtuaOn, Fire the Current 3D Sonic Team and Bring back the SA1 team along with The Taxman (Christian Whitehead)

Phantasy Star Series too
 

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VirtualOn was absolutely sick. I remember playing a lot of that in the arcades as a kid.
 
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