Archive for the ‘Sports Interactive’ Category

Football Manager 2013 out now for PC and Mac

November 3, 2012

Football Manager 2013, the latest release in SEGA and Sports Interactive’s popular Manager series of games is now available on Steam for PC and Mac platforms and will be out later for numerous mobile devices and PlayStation Portable. Not to be confused with American football, Football Manager 2013 sees players taking the roles of creating and developing their own soccer team and creating a healthy economy for the entire sport.

New features for this year’s version include a new quicker way to play, improved managing roles and several new animations for the matches themselves. In total, the developers claim over 900 additions have been made to this latest release, most of which will be detailed through their blog in the weeks to come.

Included after the break is the launch trailer.

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Personal View: SEGA’s March 2012 layoffs – A nail in the coffin or the makings of a bright future?

April 7, 2012

Last week, news from SEGA of America broke that saw numerous members of staff fired, games canceled and a general downsizing of the entire branch of SEGA of America. Initially, rumors ran rampant and confused a large amount of fans across the globe, the worst of which was that the entire United States branch of SEGA had completely shut down, which of course is not the case.

Immediate reconstruction has taken place going into their new fiscal year. They expect a net loss of ¥7.1 billion ($86.4 million) as part of the reform and news of this dropped their entire company’s stock 4%. However, the day after their stock rose 5% and is showing signs of continual growth.

After the break I discuss the potential cancellations, their effects, observe the negatives and positives of the change and attempt to discover if SEGA truly is in trouble or if the downsizing is the start of a brilliant strategy. The rest of the post should be taken as speculation from a dedicated fan of the company and game industry as a whole and not as a financial advisor.

Out of respect of those whom lost their jobs, any subjects around them will not be mentioned at all.

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MLB Manager Online Starts Today

March 31, 2011

Today is the first day that MLB Manager Online leaves it’s beta state and allows anyone interested the ability to play the full game, completely for free. Players can sign up here to get started.

MLB Manager Online offers a detailed and extended experience of what it is like to be a manager for the MLB, while also supporting anyone with a busy lifestyle with it’s unique planning system. Just as with SEGA’s very popular Football Manager series, MLB Manager Online is sure to please fans of the sport for hours and hours.

Football Manager 2011 announced

August 11, 2010

Unsurprisingly, Sports Interactive and Sega announced this year’s iteration of Football Manager.  New features of the popular management game include real time contract negotiatons and improved staff interaction and training systems. The 3D match engine, whose technology is based on Virtua Striker’s, also recieved many graphical improvements such as new animations, more detailed textures and lighting.

For a more in-depth view of Football Manager 2011 new features check out SI’s announcement video below.

Source: SI Games Community