Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Today, we are getting Daytona USA on Xbox Live!!!  800 MSP, go get it!!!  Also, make sure that you rate the game five stars (look for the "Rate" option in the game's XBLA menu).  OutRun Online Arcade got an average rating of about 3.5 so make sure you've rated if you haven't already!!!

Daytona USA features

Fresh Oil and a New Coat of Paint: Experience the classic retro graphics of the original arcade hit in an enhanced,16:9 widescreen format
Let’s Go Away: Relive your glory days of racing to the sounds of the original Daytona® USA soundtrack, also available in Karaoke Mode (admit it, you know you have been singing along anyway)
Pedal to the Metal: Drive like a pro with included support for the Logitech GT Driving Force steering wheel controller on PS3™, and all Xbox 360-supported steering wheel controllers
Reach the Winner’s Circle: Challenge AI opponents in Arcade Mode, race the clock in Survival and Time Trial Modes, and trade paint with up to eight players in online multiplayer to place on the worldwide leaderboard

Sorry that European PSN users won't get this until late November.  But while you're at it, check out these nifty Daytona wallpapers!!!

It is looking SLICK!!!  Love the rich saturation of the colors!!!  Sega did a good job at making this game look colorful without making it all shiny & obnoxious...

You can get this cool Playstation background (with avatar) if you buy the game, I presume.

Don't think there's anything like this on Xbox Live.  Easy to implement Xbox wallpapers--put the picture on a flash drive, read the flash drive on your Xbox and set the image to wallpaper.  Easy.

All three pictures property of Sega of America....ooooh yes indeed they deserve some credit for making the game (well, perhaps Sega of Japan but close to the same thing).


The official Japanese AM2 Port Team blog has posted two more entries since I first noticed it.  Talking about the game's achievements.  Nothing extraordinary but good to hear more from these folks.

Now, I didn't mention this before, but I'll say the obvious.  This is an AM2 Port Team at work here.  We're talking AM2.  That means that the chances that we get Daytona 2 and Scud Race are significantly higher than I assumed a month ago.  Maybe not in the next few months but maybe later.  Had this been the same team as OutRun/Sega Rally Online Arcade, I would still have my doubts.  But we got dedicated Japanese developers at work here.  I'm feeling confident about this.  Although Daytona USA 3/Sega Racing Megamix would be the real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...the golden ticket...the Holy Grail...the Boardwalk stamp in McDonald's Monopoly...or whatever.

I tried looking up this Toru Murayama guy.  Didn't get much.  I found a Murayama-San, the External Director, FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University...not the same guy.  And some episode director for some anime shows.  But wait!  I think I found the actual Murayama-San of's his page with his picture:

Uh, we know next to nothing about him.  We do know that he was around in '99 to work on Shenmue.  We should learn more about this AM Port Team!  They may be Sega's saving grace for the future!

EDIT: While you're at it, try looking up the alternate name "Tohru Murayama."  You may get different results.  Can't do the searches now, I'm busy...

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